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Los Angeles is a town where the only thing better than a great idea is cashing in on the goodwill of that great idea via sequels.  So it is no surprise that the Dodgers released a sequel to their 2009 hit, Malcontent Ramirez.  If you loved Mannywood, you’ll like Hanleywood!  In the first one, a brooding superstar, played by Wesley Snipes, sick of the big city moves to the The Biggest Little City After Reno — Los Angeles — and gets a little help from the people who care, managers, agents and studio people.  In the sequel, a brooding superstar, played by Omar Epps, saves a city in economic ruin by collecting roughly $40 million dollars from his new city for lackluster play.  Can’t wait for the 2015 pickup of Aramis Ramirez starring Mike Epps.  Like Manny, Hanley Ramirez has all the talent in the world.  His issues in Miami are probably more mental than anything.  One sour note on Hanley vs. Manny is that Manny was going from AL to NL and able to feast on more fastballs.  I’m willing to gamble on him with the Dodgers that his talent plays up to snuff — hey, Bob Crane! — in the new environs.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Dee Gordon – It’s being reported that Gordon will return from the DL and move to a bench role.  The Dodgers gave him a good long leash, but every time they put out the bat signal, he was the Bane of their existence.  Oh, well, I’ll be so-missin’-ya Gordon.  (The preceding was at the request of focus groups that said I need to target more 12 to 15 year olds.)  Yesterday, Hanley did play 3rd, so it’s worth seeing how it shakes out if you have DL room.

Nate Eovaldi – Going the other way in the Hanley trade, Lasorda’s favorite olive oil.  Dodgers Stadium to Crayola Canyon is a push as is Eovaldi’s value change.  He needs to go deeper in games to be mixed league-worthy and was probably already owned in NL-Only leagues, so there’s that.

Starling Marte – He was in this past Friday’s Buy.  Here’s my Starling Marte fantasy.  Some of the things I said, “Mash-Up of the Lambs” would make a great twice-baked potato in “Jose Tabata’s skin” with a side of “fava beans.”  Damn, those quotes are terrible, I could never work for Zagat’s.  Well, go read the post.  The short of it is, I grabbed him in a 12 team mixed league for his upside with his speed and power combo.

Alex Rodriguez – Take the part where Mac Lethal says “It’s done” and replace “It’s” with A-Rod.  Out six to eight weeks and the Yankees will go to… Eric Chavez?  I find that extremely unlikely.  There’s no way the Yankees rely on Chavez in the heart of a pennant race.  This team is littered with goldplatement players.  Which brings me to…

Chase Headley – The Yanks will go hard after him.  I’d absolutely stash him for the next few days to see if he ends up in a better home park.  Well, any other park is better, but The House They Built Across The Street From The House Ruth Built would be ideal.  BTW, he homered yesterday.  Why?  Because he wasn’t in godforsaken Petco.

Jesus Guzman – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and 2 homers.  A show of hands for everyone who owned Jesus Guzman for this game.  Now everyone with their hand up that is related to Jesus Guzman, lower your hand.  You don’t count.

Ichiro Suzuki – 1-for-5 and a caught stealing.  Ichiro really looks reborn with his new team.  Sideways mouth emoticon with a squiggly line for my mustache.

Ivan Nova – 5 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners with 6 walks vs. the Mariners as he was doing the BBssanova.

Albert Pujols – Sat out yesterday with a sore elbow and went for x-rays, which came back negative.  Which II, The Return To Which Mountain? is luckily positive.  He’ll probably return for Friday’s game, which is after Fursday, a secret day between Thursday and Friday.

Mike Trout – 2-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and a home run.  Just another day at the office, and that office door reads, “The Greatest of All-Time.”

Torii Hunter – 4-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer.  He has a shirt that reads, “I’m With Stupid Awesome!”

Alex Rios – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer in the last four games as he hits .314.  After a miserable April (1 homer, 1 steal, 6 runs, 8 RBIs), this Mercurio has really turned it on since.

Kevin Youkilis – Left yesterday’s game with an injured ankle.  Looks like his mom doesn’t talk with Achilles’ mom.

Trevor Plouffe – May have to go to the DL if he can’t swing a bat.  Hey, that never stopped Nick Punto!

Ricky Romero – 1 1/3 IP, 8 ER.  If you still own him, you’re not reading this anyway, so let me start by saying I was the one who parked so close to your luxury car that you couldn’t open the door and needed to climb through the passenger seat.  I also was the one playing that minutes song from Rent at two o’clock in the morning, singing the chorus with all the wrong words.  5,673 minutes in a day!   I’m sorry, it’s just so catchy.

J.P. Arencibia – Well, that hot streak came to an end unserendiptiously (Made Up Word of the Day!).  J.P.’s out for six weeks with a fractured hand.  It would’ve been fitting if he hurt himself making chicken on one of those “Set it and Forget It” rotisserie’s, but alas…

Francisco Cordero – Speaking of alas, Astros need to pull the F-Cord and let him plummet to the ground.  Yesterday, 2/3 IP, 3 ER.  Day before, same shizz.  If you’re not affiliated with the Astros, you can go ahead and skip down.  This is meant for them:  I mean, seriously, people are looking at you like you’re a bunch of incompetent buffoons!  My 12-year-old niece wouldn’t use F-Cord as a closer and she thinks Justin Bieber invented this thing called “music.”  You need to put on your big boy pants and stop sending out there a guy that cannot close games for the few wins you actually may stumble on.  Smarten up, and go with Lopez!  Schmohawks!

Donovan Solano – 0-for-1 with 2 steals.  His name literally translates to 60’s heartthrob of the sun.  Here’s what I said previously on him, “Solano has no power, no speed, but I hear he can sac fly like nobody’s business.  If your fantasy league has a “Fundamentals” category, Solano’s an immediate pickup.”  And that’s me quoting me!  Donovan’s prospects have me pretty mellow yellow.  In NL-Only leagues, you have to do what you have to do, but in most leagues you can do better.  Look at me having faith in you!  Like the MasterChef judges with the blind girl.  I’m waiting for them to do a challenge where they blindfold all the other cheftestants and they give the blind girl mittens.  Also, Rudy created a game, you have to _____ when Gordon says ‘stunning’ or ‘amazing’ to describe something.

Justin Ruggiano – 2-for-4, 1 RBI and a steal… Okay, every Marlin had a steal yesterday.  Not surprising that a battery of Hanson-McCann would have a stinky trigger finger.

Giancarlo Stanton – About two weeks away from returning.  Ah, to be young and heal quickly.  And to be young and sexy and Giancarlo’s girlfriend.  Wait, huh?

Ricky Nolasco – 5 IP, 6 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Well, I guess he’s not going to be good this July.  As much as I’d go upstream against the Marlins, I’d also avoid their starters.

Juan Francisco – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs with his 8th homer.  A quick heads up, I will like Francisco a lot3 next year if the Braves turn to him as their starting 3rd baseman.

Jason Heyward – 2-for-4 and his 15th homer.  I said about a month ago that Heyward could be more valuable than Justin Upton this year and was lambasted for it.  Lambasted, I tell ya!    Well, neither is running away with the Crazy Talent, Crazy Hype, Will They Perform Up To Their Ability title yet, but Heyward’s got a one and a half car lead.

Tommy Hanson – 5 IP, 1 ER, 10 baserunners with 7 walks, 7 Ks.  That Tommy sure throws a mean four balls.

Drew Stubbs – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and a steal.  The day before, a homer.  Tomorrow, the world!  If someone was impatient and dropped him, grab him now.

Homer Bailey – 7 IP, 0 ER, 9 baserunners (5 BBs), 7 Ks.  If he was going against anyone but the Astros, this probably wouldn’t have turned out so well, but his season ERA is at 3.53.  Zoinks!

Max Scherzer – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks.  I can talk about how inconsistent he is until I’m blue in the face, but it’s not Halloween and my cougar doesn’t like when I dress up as a Smurf.  I’ve tried.

A.J. Griffin – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks.  Staked to an early 10 run lead, he hit up Expedia and booked the free room at the W on the Ivictory Coast.

Coco Crisp – 3-for-6, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and 2 homers.  Best performance by a breakfast meal since Johnny Cakes romanced Vito.

Chris Carter – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and a homer.  Now has 6 homers in 43 ABs and three in the last ten games.  He had been platooning, but his power, and lack of strikeouts (once a hinderance for him) should force him into the everyday lineup.  He’s been compared to Ryan Howard, and not only in girth.  Definitely worth a look if you’re dying for power.

Jayson Werth – Target date for Werth to return is next Tuesday.  The Wal-Mart date for Werth is Monday at midnight.  Take that, Target!

Stephen Strasburg – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 11 Ks.  St. Rasburg looked divine once again.  I don’t envy the Nationals decision about what to do with his innings limit.  I’d shut him down at 160 innings, but the opposite argument is very compelling.   I just feel like you can’t sacrifice St. Rasburg’s future for the now.  Though, even when cherry picking, Verducci’s results on limiting innings tends to be the pits.

Danny Espinosa – 2-for-4 with his 9th homer.  He’s been on a tear lately, hitting near .400 over the last week and over .350 in July.  His K-rate has been the same in July (not good) and his BABIP is crazy in inflated (read:  lucky), but, as they said in Ancient Greece, ride the lightning while it’s raining.  BTW, why is it whenever you type in a player’s name into Google the first suggestion is girlfriend?  I’ll tell you why.  Because when you guys get together you’re worse than a sewing circle with your gossiping.  Bunch of bitties, all of you!  Yeah, I said it.

Adam LaRoche – 1-for-4 with his 2nd homer in as many games.  LaRoche meet 2nd half of the 162 game schedule, 2nd half say wassup to LaRoche.

Ryan Dempster – 6 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks as he took the loss vs. the Pirates.  Well, you could’ve faced the newly-rebuilding-for-the-seventh-time Marlins.

Anthony Rizzo – 2-for-3 with his 5th homer, raising his average to .323.  Kinda surprised by the amount of ADD (Attention Deficit Drops) focused on Rizzo.  Seems like everyone wants to drop him.  Wasn’t it two weeks ago you were glad you got him?  Chillax, over-the-internet friend.

Pablo Sandoval – Will wait until Friday to see if his strained hamstring warrants a trip to the DL, but it sounds like it will.  Too bad, if anyone seemed hamstrong, it was Sandoval.

Tim Lincecum – 4 2/3 IP, 5 ER, 8 Ks vs. the Padres as he’s trying to single-handedly ruin the predictiveness of FIP.  If Lincecum had any bigger of a problem with men on base, he’d be an inner-city mayor.

Ryan Roberts – With the addition of Roberts, the Rays designated Hideki.  More time for his Guinness world record porn collection!  And yesterday Roberts hit a homer.  He really hasn’t done much in the last year (last year in the 2nd half he hit .239).  If you’re totally desperate, I can understand the flyer, but I’m not rushing out to grab him.

Miguel Gonzalez – 2 2/3 IP, 7 ER.  The O’s should have Weird Al come up with a song for their terrible pitchers.  Call it, “Moves Like Arrieta.”

Francisco Rodriguez – 2/3 IP, 2 ER.  Dor-K!

Carlos Gomez – 2-for-6, 2 runs, 1 RBI as his owners continue to watch ess CarGo.  Well, that didn’t work.  You butter pick up dis CarGo.  Yeah, not much better.

Rickie Weeks – 4-for-4 with a homer.  That’s more like a Rickie Month!

  1. Marqo says:
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    1) Yankees won’t go after Headley. I guarantee! Nunez eventually will be back and Chavez is ok for a couple of weeks.
    2) is A.J. Griffin for real? His minor league stats are pretty impressive…

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @Marqo, Re Griffin: geez not another one, I was hoping he was just another mediOAKre. Either Billy Beane is a genius when it comes to evaluating pitching but an idiot at evaluating hitting, or or pitching in Oakland is like pitching in a volcano.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Marqo, 1) It’s not a couple of weeks. It’s to within two weeks of October… 2) He’s worth owning

  2. Patrick says:
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    Strong post as normal.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Patrick, Thanks!

  3. Giancrowave says:
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    Jordzimm and andrus for HanRam and aramis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Giancrowave, Hanley, it’s fair

  4. Simple Jack says:
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    Solano is no Sunshine Superman but when he swings the bat it’s like he’s trying to Catch the Wind…sorry had to do the Donovan song references. Donovan the folk artist sidenote, I found it funny that in Goodfellas they beat Billy Batts to death while a Donovan song plays dramatically in the background. You would also figure with a name like Billy Batts he would have been a baseball player and not a made man. Maybe he got the name from his weapon of choice…didn’t have it on him that night! Zing! Giancarlo should have thought harder about his name change….Now go get your shine box.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Simple Jack, Ha! Good call!

      • Simple Jack says:
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        @Grey, Thank You, it was a bar night yesterday!

  5. Simple Jack says:
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    Would you take Werth over Lind, Snider, or Puma?

    • Simple Jack says:
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      @Simple Jack, damn I should rephrase that question.

      Please rank for the stretch run Werth, Lind, Snider, Puma, Frazier, Morales?

      These are all Utility players that will slide in and out based on matchups for my team.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Simple Jack, Puma, Lind, Werth

  6. glenn says:
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    Damn you Scott! Scott Downs has one damn job on my team, help ratios. Is there anything worst than middle releivers who f*** your ratios?

    All I can say is thank god I cut K-Rod Tuesday, and that the other guy in the league beat me to the ww to pick-up Cordero last week. The never ending chase for saves that ussually ends with 11 or 12 points in saves and mediocre ratios.

    More value the next 2 months, Parnell (1 damn save this month) or Wilton Lopez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @glenn, Ha… Yup… Lopez

  7. Steve says:
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    Hope Hanley keeps hitting, otherwise the words of the great LA song will be ringing in his, sorry, MY ears…

    Dreams turn into dust and blow away
    And there you are without a friend
    You pack your car and ride away

    Ah, Bacharach.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, On top of a bus… In Vegas!

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, I just listened to it again, just to remind myself of how good it is #showingmyage

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          #where’ssanjose?

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey, Buy a map then #putahundreddownandbuyacar

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hehe…

              • Steve says:
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                @Grey, Having a 70s day today.

  8. Project_Badass says:
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    12-team H2H 6×6 (OBP, QS), 4-player keeper (drafted after the 4th round)

    Which of these batters would you drop if you had to pick up SP; Berkman, Morrison, Jay, Cozart?

    C- Doumit
    1B- Fielder
    2B- Kinsler
    3B- A-ram
    SS- Bonifacio
    MI- Espinosa
    CI- Butler
    OFx5- Rios, Jennings, Chris Young, Marte, LoMo
    UTIL- Youk
    BN- Berkman, John Jay, Cozart

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Project_Badass, Cozart

  9. TheNewGuy says:
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    Either Votto or Longo worth trading for in a ‘win now’ type scenario in a salary keeper league? Either would be purely a rental, but not sure if im gonna get enough out of them down the stretch to make it worthwhile.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Depends on the price, Votto…

  10. Huskers95 says:
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    12 team H2H, rest of season, how would you order these OF’s/want to trade away when Werth comes back:

    Stubbs, Viciedo, Jennings, Werth

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Huskers95, Stubbs, Jennings

  11. Deadwoods says:
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    Go with 2-start A.J. Griffin this coming week, vs Rays, Jays? Thanks

    • Deadwoods says:
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      @Deadwoods, Also, start Jake Westbrook versus Los Angeles Dodgers today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Deadwoods, Start both

  12. yeah! says:
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    OF, ROS? Thanks :?O
    S Marte, D Young, B Boesch, L Cain?

    Yes that is your moustache above

    • yeah! says:
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      @yeah!,

      One more try :-?o

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @yeah!, Ha, thanks! Boesch, Cain

  13. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Votto is in my DL slot. Is A-Rod even worth a bench spot at this point? Granted, I’m in a 12 team league and there is no one great in the FA pool but I could use the spot to ride a hot bat or stream pitchers. I have Chipper and Todd Frazier at 3B and CI and could see sticking with them, assuming Chipper stays healthy. Hold A-Rod or drop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mr. Rickey, Drop

  14. Schizer says:
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    Rickie Weeks or Howie Kendrick ROS?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Schizer, Can try Weeks to see if he got hot yesterday…

  15. Holmes says:
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    Goldy or LaRoche, I need a fill in for Votto, and Goldy hasn’t been impressive as of lately, however, it seems whenever I ask you about Goldy, he keeps my interest the same day I post something so maybe he goes off tonight . . .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Holmes, Goldy

  16. WHIP it good says:
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    Which of these 3 RPs do I drop to pick a replacement for Panda?

    Burton
    Storen
    Romo

    Which 3B to pick up?

    Headley
    Middlebrooks
    Seager

    Grazie, bambino

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @WHIP it good, Storen…Headley

  17. Turk Wendell says:
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    You can all blame Arencibia’s injury on me. The fantasy baseball gods won’t let me have anything nice.

    Best replacement for JP?
    Doumit, Thole, Maldonado, or Perez

    Great stuff as always Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Turk Wendell, Ha… Damn you! Perez… Thanks!

  18. JMAC says:
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    I’m in a H2H 10 team where you can keep one rookie. What is Bauer’s value after being shut down?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JMAC, Wait a few to hear what the ‘Backs say is the problem…

  19. Jon says:
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    Choose one or two to start:

    Milone @ TOR, Minor v PHI, Oswalt v CHW, Hughes v BOS, Anibal @ TOR

    I know none are particularly great match-ups, but I need a shot at Wins and Ks without hurting WHIP and ERA too much.

    Thanks for your expertise, as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon, Milone, Minor… No problem…

  20. David Price says:
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    No praise for me?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @David Price, You’re good

  21. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    Head to head standard 5×5 league. I currently have Hanley Ramirez and Jose Bautista to use at SS/3B/OF/U in different configurations.

    If you could roster 2 of these 4 players to use alongside them which would they be:
    Danny Espinosa
    Chase Headley
    Drew Stubbs
    Lorenzo Cain

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Drexel Hill Dragons, Headley, Cain

    • Rabbit says:
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      @Drexel Hill Dragons, Yo, love the name. Are you from Drexel Hill PA?

      • DHill Dragons says:
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        @Rabbit, Thanks. Yup, that’s where I live.

  22. Splendid Sphincter says:
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    @Grey

    Was offered Ruiz for De Aza (who I have as a Util, and would use Ruiz as a Util). Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Splendid Sphincter, Eh

  23. Denis says:
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    Who wins this trade?
    Freeman and Furcal for A. Hill and Wainwright

    Thanks in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Denis, Wainwright

  24. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    I think you’re short changing Homer Bailey’s recent run.

    In his last 5 starts he hasn’t given up more than 2 runs and has given up 1 or less in 3 of them.

    He’s also gone 8 innings in 3 of the 5 starts and has gone 4-0 (would have been 5-0 last night if the pen didn’t squander the lead).

    He also has 7 or more K’s in 4 of those 5 starts.

    This is also a guy that was highly touted as a prospect. Why couldn’t this be his breakthrough?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Drexel Hill Dragons, It certainly can be…

  25. Ryan says:
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    I am in a 20 team h2h dynasty league. I was offered morse my Lester and mccalister. I like this deal but I’m worried my sp may suffer since I’ll be dealing 2 arms. What do I do?

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

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ryan, I’d take Morse

  26. Holmes says:
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    Can I drop Weiters already, if I have McCann? 10 team h2h, I can’t seem to get any trades out of him for their seems to be a surplus of good catchers this year . . . thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Holmes, Yes

    • MattTruss223 says:
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      @Holmes, I hear ya man. I ended up w/McCann and Posey after someone dropped McCann. The best I could get for Posey was Reddick…meh

  27. I need pitching help and have an extra OF/UTIL player. I’ve made several offers and I have four counter-offers so far. Please rank the offers below (I’ve ranked them in the order I predict you’ll rank them). The pitching category where I need the most help are Ks (I have 9.5 pts out of a possible 16 in this 5×5 redraft roto league; I have 14 in every other pitching category though that position is most precarious for ERA and Ws):

    Kendrick for Garza
    Kendrick for Niese
    Rizzo for Koruda
    Berkman for Fiers

    Did I get the order right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Enrique, I’d flip the last two

  28. jaw says:
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    trade victorino for desmond jennings? 10 team h2h

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jaw, Sure

  29. Benny says:
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    I know he isn’t remotely startable right now, but do you think Ricky Romero is worth hanging onto in a Dynasty league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Benny, Yup

  30. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Drop Wieters for any of these:

    Grandal
    Perez
    Rosario
    Miguel Montero

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mr. Rickey, Nope

  31. Eng says:
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    Nice writeup sir. Do you prefer Aybar or Infante for your MI spot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eng, Thanks! Infante

  32. Jon says:
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    Would you add Maholm, Villanueva, Harang, Collmenter or Estrada right now? I’d like another starter but none of them give me a lot of good feelings. I could lose Leake or Casilla/Cishek.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon, Hold

  33. airweino says:
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    A couple questions I have never taken the time to research, and that might make a nice little historical piece like you guys do from time to time:

    Why did the differences in pitching styles between the AL & NL happen, and why do they continue today given interleague play?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @airweino, You should ask in the Pete Browning piece, I don’t write them…

  34. Derrick says:
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    Start Milone today @Tor.?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Derrick, In most leagues

  35. harkrider says:
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    my current SP’s are

    McDonald, Kennedy, Gio, Hanson, Fiers, Fister and Morrow (DL)

    I’m looking at adding David Phelps. This league has a starts limit and Phelps can fill in at a SP slot to improve numbers without using up my starts. Which SP should I drop if I pick up Phelps to imrove WHIP, K’s, and ERA?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @harkrider, None… Morrow…

  36. crock says:
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    When stanton gets back how would you rank him the ros with grandy, holliday, jup and cruz? Are they all reasonably close ros?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @crock, Yeah, if he’s healthy

  37. airweino says:
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    Edwin Jackson sitting in FA, and I can make a move. Can he keep up the low WHIP and decent ERA the ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @airweino, I’d own him

  38. BASH says:
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    Grey

    trade lawrie for cliff lee + aramis ramirez ? keeper league…need a pitcher

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BASH, Sounds fair, I think you can get a cheaper pitcher than that though…

  39. Rick Grimes says:
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    Boesch or Rutledge?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rick Grimes, Boesch

  40. Stream Alert! says:
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    Detwiler @ Mil or Collimenter vs NYM?

  41. Justin says:
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    2 questions.

    1. Would you rather trade for Middlebrooks or Moustakas ROS?

    2. Would Reddick be enough for either player?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Justin, Moose…. Sure…

  42. Simple Jack says:
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    The 3rd installment of the Malcontent Ramirez’s featuring Aramis should be a failed comeback story of a minor league coach (think reverse Major League 3) whose temper and language barrier never gets him back to the bigs but does get him back home to some island nation when he loses his visa for his 3rd DUI and assault charges for beating his father in law.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Simple Jack, HA!

      • Simple Jack says:
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        @Grey, This feels like a non baseball day…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Simple Jack, I hear ya, Simple Jack.

  43. Stream Alert! says:
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    Detwiler @ Mil or Collimenter vs NYM

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Detwiler

  44. Wilsonian says:
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    Looking for one UTIL spot. Playing the hot hand – well rotating in and out with Rios and Jennings. Who you playing for now:

    Headley, Goldy, Krispie, LaRoche, or Werth (when he comes back)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      LaRoche

  45. Mike says:
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    Bj upton or fowler this week?
    Saw dex plays at home
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fowler

  46. FillyP says:
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    Ugh. My fantasy team is completely shitting the bed..

    1) Doumit or Montero to replace Arencibia?

    2) Would you drop McDonald or Latos for any of the following: Maholm, Buchholz, Griffin, Niese?

    5×5 Roto OBP and QS league. Schmanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doumit… Niese over Latos

  47. Justin says:
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    A Headley that has been moved to the Yankees or Frazier?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Headley

  48. The Real McCoy says:
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    Berkman, Upton, or Reddick as OF #5 ROS
    Furcal, Esponosa, A. Escobar at SS ROS

    My need is SB, and to a lesser extent Avg and Runs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reddick, Espinosa

  49. Sagnof specialist says:
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    Start Tillman vs rays today?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Don’t go against the Stream-o-nator!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, turned out okay…

  50. Todd25 says:
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    Grey, top 2 to stream tomorrow?
    Detwiler @ MIL
    Beavan v KC
    Britton v OAK
    Karstens v HOU

    we have L, K, ERA, WHIP, QS as SP stats. Detwiler is the better pitcher of the bunch but mil at home is iffy, trust him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Detwiler, Kartsens

  51. Chillmodious says:
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    Hi Grey…trying to make a decision before games lock this morning:

    Better stream today?: Westbrook vs. Dodgers or McAllister vs. Detroit

    Thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Westbrook

      • Chillmodious says:
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        @Grey, If my matchup is very tight, should I pass on streaming him? That is, is he a good option in a vacuum or just as compared to McAllister today?

          • Chillmodious says:
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            @Grey, I know, I’m loving the stream-o-nator. I decided to roll the dice. We shall see…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hope it works out, but I think to be fair it needs a bigger sample size than one start…

  52. Nick says:
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    I’ve got Aybar starting at short – well, “starting” at short – but I am eying Lord Valdespin. Do I: A) drop Holland or Crow to pick up Valdespinm (league counts holds and saves); B) drop Aybar for Valdespin and hope for the best; C) stand pat; or D) wait to see if Aybar ends up on the DL, drop Hammel from my DL, shift Aybar to the DL, and pick up Valdespin?

    Decisions, decisions.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      D

  53. Nick says:
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    Got two more for you:

    1. ROS – Lou Croix or Salvador Perez?
    2. Keeper – Bauer over Starling Marte, yea?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nick, Perez… Marte

  54. DjlanceRauch says:
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    Pick one. Parker, Griffin, Moore

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DjlanceRauch, Moore

  55. Hi again Grey — Following up on a earlier question that boiled down to whether I should trade Kendricks for either Garza or Niese (you suggested Garza) how close is it? And are you worried are you by Garza’s really lopsided home/away splits? His ERA is 2.12 at home vs. 5.37 on the road. Last year in the same ballpark it was 2.46/4.56. If he gets traded he loses the home park. Or do you think it’s the idea that he’s at home that helps him and not specifically the notion of Wrigley Field?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Garza’s about to be traded to a contender… Even if he’s not, he’s better than Niese…

  56. jeff says:
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    A-Rod out, so who to grab to fill the hole; Ryan Roberts or Inge?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Belch… Roberts

  57. Chillmodious says:
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    About the stream-o-nator… any plans to expand it? Right now it only goes through 7/28 and I’m looking to see about Sunday options. Also, I noticed that guys like Mike Minor and Samardzija, who pitch Saturday, are not included. I’m actually trying to evaluate those two for a stream. Maybe this is because it’s a Beta version. Either way, I’m finding it to be a very useful tool and hope it sticks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, it’ll be expanded to include all upcoming SPs for the next 4 days… It’s still in Beta until next Monday…

  58. The Burghler says:
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    12 team h2h 7×7 with ops/ks

    Alexei Ramirez or Danny Espinosa at ss?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Espinosa

  59. Prezii says:
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    Member when i said “take notice” on lincecum? Yea, you can un take notice now. He came out strong strkin out 2, then a first pitch homer, hbp, then a strkeout.. hes ur ultimate box O chocolates.. i really think hes almost there tho…. But when you give up 2 or more bombs to the pads, somethin still aint right! I still hold hope unfortunately..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he doesn’t look right and probably won’t until next year…

      • Prezii says:
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        @Grey, ive been holding hope for a bong time now for timmy..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hehe

  60. Carnac says:
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    Disappointing news about Dee Gordon possibly going to the bench. The avg/obp sucks, but doesn’t Magic Johnson understand that Dee can single-handedly win you SB any week? From SS, no less.

    …small ray of hope that Hanley is now starting at 3B for the second day in a row. But could be that Mattingly just wants to keep Luis Cruz’s bat in the lineup.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scary when you think about keeping Luis Cruz’s bat in the lineup…

    • Prezii says:
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      @Carnac, i heard don asked him what he wanted to play and hanley insisted he wanted to play 3rd.

  61. WHIP it good says:
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    Any reason to hold onto Burton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you’re desperate for saves, yeah…

  62. Justin says:
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    Last questions of the day.

    1. Bj Upton, Fowler, Marte or Boesch? ROS

    2. A Escobar, Rutledge, or Espinosa? ROS

    3. Is Espinosa a good option for ROS or is he just good while he is hot?

    Thanks for all the help

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Boesch 2. Espinosa 3. More while hot

  63. Alejandro says:
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    Trade my Cespedes for his wainwright?

    My other OF: Holliday, Bourn, Rios, Revere, Boesch

    My pitching sucks- Cain, Lester, Parker, Hughes, Oswalt, Detwiler

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid…

  64. Prezii says:
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    Man, milone is CRUZINNN.. wish the a’s werent so poor so they could televise their games….. Sad, i have to watch my home team on the internet.. radio? Does anyone still even own a radio?? Geez…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I have a paper cup at their stadium, a long string connected to another paper cup which I’m holding… Sucks they’re in Canada…

      • Prezii says:
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        @Grey, gimme ur side of the cup, please? ……. so i can pee in it and dump it on myself for jinxin him… Damnit!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, you jinxed Milone pretty bad…

          • Prezii says:
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            @Grey, damn mediOAKer..

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Less than for this one, yeah…

      • Simple Jack says:
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        @Grey, I do still own a radio, a couple in fact. Im actually pissed I can’t find a small hand held radio that gets AM. I was raised listening to lots of games and to this day prefer to listen to a game( thats all sports) than to watch. TV and their contracts killed so many great play by play announcers who could call a game the right way instead of these idiots, yeah I’m talking to you Joe Buck and Yankee and Red Sox announcers who ruin the art by expressing their opinions way too much and take the homerism to a new level. Can’t anyone paint a picture with words anymore? Maybe I was just lucky to grow up with Vin Scully, Chick Hearn and Bob Miller

        • Simple Jack says:
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          @Simple Jack, oops that was for Prezii, oh well

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You’re supposed to end that with, “Now get off my lawn!”

        • Prezii says:
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          @Simple Jack, i got to listen in my car but thats about the only way ill listen to the radio. definitely wish joe buck would just stop broadcasting tho.. hate that guy with a passion. Sometimes i turn the channel just cuz he starts to annoy me. But i agree with homers, if you’re broadcasting you shouldnt be rootibg for a certain team.. although if you dont like hawk harrelson for comedy reasons, ur crazy! Haha maybe im bias but i like the SF Giants broadcasters. Kruk and keip.. jon miller… Good stuff right there.. “grab sum pine, MEAT!”

          • Simple Jack says:
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            @Prezii, Kruk and Miller need to go to a buffet and stay there, not a big fan of those two. If you’re an A’s fan from the bay then you grew up on the great Bill King, got to hear him a few times and all my bay area A’s fans loved that guy. Not that there are alot of open A’s fans up there. The neo-Giants fans are the worst. Well Giant fans in general are pretty bad. I have never been around such a clueless collection of fans.

            • Prezii says:
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              @Simple Jack, have you been to san fran? Haha they are a little “different”… Borderline crazy.. but im right on the other side of the bay, so i see alot of giants games. Kruk makes me laugh.. mostly at him though.

  65. Jon says:
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    Anibal + Jennings for JMac + D Hudson. Who wins in a keeper league?

    Better or worse if it’s Scherzer instead of JMac or Hudson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anibal… Worse…

  66. Hector Luna says:
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    What’s the celing on Estrada? Picked him up last week. You and Prospectus both seemed to like him. Dropped Edwin Jackson for him (my only low pitching category was K/9…and Estrada seemed like a fit). Is this just one bad start or a sign of severe regression?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      One bad start for now… He’s solid for Ks…

  67. Jon says:
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    What if it’s Latos instead of JMac or D Hudson for Anibal + Jennings? Still Anibal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Jennings…

  68. Horse says:
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    14 team. Please pick 2:

    Coco / Quentin / Chris Davis / Valdespin / Marte

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Coco, Marte

  69. Horse says:
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    14 team. Please pick 2:

    Estrada / Minor / Richard / Tillman / Harvey

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Minor, Estrada

  70. Chillmodious says:
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    After reading an above comment about Hanley @ 3B, wanted to relay something I saw/heard in a pre-game interview with Tim Wallach last night: Hanley will DEFINITELY be playing SS and he thinks it will take about 5 games to get him there. The team didn’t want to thrust him back to a position he hasn’t played in over a year while he’s still learning the signs, etc. and getting acclimated with the club. Wallach said when asked, Hanley did not have a preference but was willing to play whichever of 3rd or SS that would help the team most. Dodgers would prefer him at 3rd.

    ——-

    My added observation would be that they probably also want to see if they can get something–anything!–out of Uribe, whom they are paying copious amounts of money and obviously cannot trade. I think Dee is cooked right now and might only see pinch-running duties when he comes back.

    • Chillmodious says:
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      @Chillmodious, Oops, typo… should have said “Dodgers would prefer him at SS”, not 3rd.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Great heads up, thanks!

  71. Mike says:
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    Would u trade for Strasburg and hope he gate more than 6 more starts?
    Being offered for a hitter
    Would u trade a guy like freese or Craig for him?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d trade either for him…

  72. Bernie Brewer says:
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    Please rank these SP for ROS: Griffin, H. Bailey, Sheets, McAllister

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sheets, McAllister, Griffin

      • Bernie Brewer says:
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        @Grey, Where would Lester fall into that grouping?

        Thanks again!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Last

  73. Chillmodious says:
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    Dah! Westbrook was cruising. Until he wasn’t. Six Ks are nice, but not the 4ER and 6 hits through 5 IP.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, agreed…. Blech…

  74. Poo Holes says:
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    Can anyone explain this trade offer?

    I get: Goldy, Valdespin, Krispie, Bauer, and Bailey

    I give: Pujols, Reyes, and Gallardo

    Is this guy serious? I’m still getting two or three offers like this a week. I sent him a reasonable offer a few days ago and told him not to counter with certain players. Of course, he included all of them for Reyes.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ask him if he thinks you can’t pick up players off waivers, because if you can why wouldn’t you just have picked these guys up…

  75. Carnac says:
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    First Dee Gordon is losing his job… and now reports that the Astros are willing to trade anyone EXCEPT Altuve.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Astros don’t have anyone else to trade do they? Guess Norris, but I wouldn’t want him starting for my team in a pennant race…

    • Simple Jack says:
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      @Carnac, That’s pretty sad when Altuve is your franchise player. What the hell do they do for bobblehead night?

      Probably go all retro with past greats…hey I want my J.R. Richards bobblehead

      • Carnac says:
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        @Simple Jack, They could do life-size Jose Altuve bobbleheads.

        • Simple Jack says:
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          @Carnac, they will be paper mache and double as pinatas so they can destroy them when they trade him for a package of questionable prospects in two years.

  76. airweino says:
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    Who to pick up with the open roster spot for ROS in keeper league where I am trailing by 3 points:
    Starling Marte
    Edwin Jackson
    Wilton Lopez
    Brennan Boesch

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea what you’re trailing in, but Jackson…

  77. Mike says:
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    Craig or freese ROS?
    Might trade one of them
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Freese stays…

  78. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    So are you missing all of the new season of Real World?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, watched the 2nd and third episodes on my computer and the 3rd was back on TV (DirectTV and MTV worked out their shizz, I guess)… It’s easily the worst season OR I’ve suddenly become to old to appreciate it… Really hoping it’s the first. Did they really do a whole episode about a prank and someone stepping on a sea urchin? MTV really needs to let the pranks go… Always the worst episodes of Jersey Shore and it did no favors for The real World in the last episode I saw… Haven’t seen the newest one…

      • Simple Jack says:
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        @Grey, Wouldn’t you think they would change the name of the show by now, like the Not Real World, Clusterf*%& in a House, or Crazy for the Camera. I don’t know have not watched it since the nineties. Is Eric Niese still alive?

      • Simple Jack says:
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        @Grey, Wouldn’t you think they would change the name of the show by now, like the Not Real World, Clusterf*%& in a House, or Crazy for the Camera. I don’t know have not watched it since the nineties. Is Eric Niese still alive?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          We’re only lose Pedro and Frankie.

          • Awesomus Maximus

            Awesomus Maximus says:
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            @Grey, That doesn’t seem possible, but I believe it’s accurate.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              We should do a Real World dead pool… Can only pick castmates… Who will be the next one to go? I’m gonna go out on a weird limb and say The Miz more because of the wrestling connection and wrestlers inability to live into their 40’s.

      • Awesomus Maximus

        Awesomus Maximus says:
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        @Grey, Yeah, my wife and I looked at each other after that episode and said, “That’s it? That’s the whole episode?” Wish I could tell you things pick up in the latest episode, but… no spoilers, I’ll just say that you know it’s not going to be good when they recap the worst episode so far at the top of the show because those story lines are continuing.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I know! Really disappointed, cause it’s got me second guessing what I can relate to… I think it’s just crappy and my taste hasn’t matured at all in the last 20 years… Hoping so, at least…

          • Simple Jack says:
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            @Grey, I’m taking John from season 2, he’ll goout like a country song with his dog as his pickup truck goes up in flames.

            I think the best thing about the real world are the skits that SNL did with Rob Schneider as the Eskimo who can’t speak english, so they hate him because he can’t communicate and then the Mad Real World on Chapelle show.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Never a fan of Rob Schneider… And never saw the Chappelle show… I know, that’s obscene, I’m sorry… I think John will be the last surviving castmate after doomsday…

              • Simple Jack says:
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                @Grey, I’m not a fan of Schneider but that skit is good. Were you too cool for Chapelle Show?

                Are you saying after the apocalypse that all that will be left are Twinkies, Cochroaches and John from season 2?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yes, that’s exactly what I’m saying… Maybe John is a cockroach…. Hmm…

                  • Simple Jack says:
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                    @Grey, ooh, like one of those creatures in Men in Black. It would explain his cliche country singin

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      There’s no explanation for that, unfortunately…

                    • Awesomus Maximus

                      Awesomus Maximus says:
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                      @Grey, I chalk it up to the Kool-Aid IV he was always rockin’. You try writing when you’re hopped up on Kraft Krack.

                      I would absolutely do a RW death pool… 100% serious. It would be great even if we just did a mock draft for s’s and g’s. Would love to see who goes in the first round… Puck, Ruthie, Frank… Heather B?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Wow… Puck’s a good 1st rounder… I think Jamie from San Diego could be a sleeper too… Mixed up with the wrong people in Hollywood yadda…

  79. Sam says:
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    Berkman, Stubbs or Krispie?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Berkman, but I’m near giving up on him…

  80. Arnold says:
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    @Grey – 6×6 with OPS and QS. Would you trade Marcum, Buchholz, and Morse for Bruce and Latos? Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  81. Rick Grimes says:
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    Near giving up on Berkman? How bad is the latest injury? I only have 3 bench spots in my league…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Day to day thing, last I heard…

  82. Deadwoods says:
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    Handcuff Holland in likelihood Broxton is traded because I really need a closer? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

    • Simple Jack says:
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      @Deadwoods, did you miss last weeks articles? or the week before that?

      • Deadwoods says:
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        @Simple Jack, Obviously.

        • Simple Jack says:
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          @Deadwoods, MLB trade rumors is a good website to keep up to date

  83. Rick Grimes says:
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    Rutledge (with news of tulow injury today), Espinosa or A. Escobar ROS in an OPS league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Espinosa……

  84. BetterKeepers says:
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    Im in a 12 team H2H keeper can only keep 6@120:

    my team:
    1B: Rizzo
    2B: Kipnis
    SS: Castro
    3B: Mous
    OF: Ellsbury, Gordon, Harper, Trout, Zobrist (U), Stanton (IR)

    Im thinking Kipnis, Castro, Mous, Trout, Harper are the keeper locks and hopefully Stanton fits under the cap. Anyone disagree, maybe try to keep Ellsbury instead of Kipnis/Castro/Mous?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ellsbury over Kipnis, probably… But it’s still early…

  85. Jon says:
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    Who do you like best at DH for the next 2 weeks?

    Lind, Kendrick, LoMo, Berkman (if he plays)

    Could also go with one of these guys off waivers: Fowler, Saunders, Ruggiano, G Jones, C Davis (but I’d need to drop one of the guys I own)

    Whenever Stanton comes off the DL he’ll take the spot, so it’s temporary either way.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lind

  86. Tony says:
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    Grey- been shopping around my SP’s, i have Kershaw, J-Zimm, Wainy, James McDonald and Sale, plus a good relief crew in a league where I only need 32 innings per week….. needless to say i’m trying to get a big bat and can’t find anyone to deal with…. just got offered my james Mcdonald for Nelson Cruz? What do you think? And since the guy owns Austin Jackson who would you rather have Jackson or cruz? if you think that’s a good deal?

    • Tony says:
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      @Tony, its a 10×10 league so lots of cats, jacksons all around game/speed/3B’s, etc would be nice, i dont know if the owner would part but it’s worth a try…

      • Tony says:
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        @Tony, ha lets throw utley into that mix, he even asked if i’d rather have utley…… so Nellie cruz, Utley or Austin Jackson for James McDonald?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Jackson first though in your league…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Cruz for McDonald in a heartbeat…

      • Tony says:
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        @Grey, thanks i just took nellie instead of messing around with counters that might sour the deal…. i feel McDonald’s kinda trailing off, and nellie’s been so cold, he’s due to rebound, I HOPE….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I agree with that decision… Hopefully he avoids injury…

  87. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Johnny Damon or Ryan Roberts in an AL only league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Roberts

  88. nyydj2 says:
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    Hey Mr. Grey, Lucroy back in the lineup for the Brewers. 6X6 H2H with OBP. Should I drop Avila for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it…

  89. Howard says:
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    @Grey, I have Billy Hamilton stashed on my keeper bench. Worth trading for Cain sugarrrrrrrrr? Thanks!

    • Howard says:
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      @Howard, My SS is Jeter who will probably retire but my OF is iffy at the fringes with Nieuwenhuis, Lahair, Moss with Gardner on DL. (20 team).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not in most keepers…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t make the trade…

  90. Simple Jack says:
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    did you catch barter kings yet?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dah… No, I have it DVR’d though, just gotta watch it…

      • Simple Jack says:
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        @Grey, watched alot of auction kings, its cool, I like how all the bidders are drinkin beers. does that guy have a liquor license?

      • Simple Jack says:
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        @Grey, I’m also a USA junkie, I like 3/4 of the shows and watch them religously

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          My cougar likes Justified, but I’ve never seen it… A frenemy used to write for Monk so never saw that either…

          • Simple Jack says:
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            @Grey, Psych, Burn Notice, Suits, Necessary Roughness and Covert Affairs are my staples. Psych and Burn Notice are my favorites. Its a little creepy that I have seen each episode at least 3 times. Never cared for Monk too much.

            You might like Psych, lots of sarcasm, smart assery, and 80’s/early 90’s pop culture references. Also cameos by not so seen stars of the 80’s.

            • Wilsonian says:
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              @Simple Jack, throwing my hat in the ring for Psych. It’s absolutely one of the best shows on tv,

              • Simple Jack says:
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                @Wilsonian, You got good taste.

                • Wilsonian says:
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                  @Simple Jack, Thank you, sir. As do you.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              And Corbin Bernsen! Yeah, I’ve heard good things, but I don’t watch that many scripted shows unless it’s on DVD and I’m watching a whole series…

              • Simple Jack says:
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                @Grey, Its worth the time to watch the DVD’s, its on netflix too. Yes it does have the immortal first ever razzball podcast guest. I was actually listening to that wondering where were the questions about Psych.

                You should check out Burn Notice, also on Netflix. Bruce Cambell is great in it and the main charachter Michael Westin is a bad ass with out being a douche, which is very hard to pull of these days. I watch that show before I go out, gets me pumped.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, Corbin’s forever burned in Razzball’s history books. I’ve heard good things about it from a bunch of people so will have to check it out at some point…

                  • Simple Jack says:
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                    @Grey, He will be a question on the Razzball Trivia Board Game

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I can’t wait until my mustache is a board game piece!

          • VinWins

            VinWins says:
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            @Grey, Justified is on FX. Definitely a great show. You should put that on your list of shows that you’ll never get around to watching.

            Love Psych, too, but I like all the fluff crime shows. And I wouldn’t watch most of the shows you talk about, so no reason to think you would like the shows I watch.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha… I hear ya… Yes, FX, my bad… Knew it was one of those… I do watch HBO shows, though Veep didn’t really do it for me in the beginning and stopped watching…

              • VinWins

                VinWins says:
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                @Grey, Yeah, I gave Veep 2 episodes.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Me too… Cougar says it’s gotten much better…

                  • VinWins

                    VinWins says:
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                    @Grey, Well, If I run out of things to watch, I’ll give it another chance.

            • Wilsonian says:
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              @VinWins, agreeing on Justified, too. Psych and Justified are incredible.

  91. MJD Took A Knee says:
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    Scott Diamond vs CLE
    Detwiler @ MIL
    Villanueva vs DET
    Collmenter vs NYM

    For Friday. If none are good I can always pass. Just trying to get the F Rod and Doolittle explosions out of my head.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None are great

  92. Steve says:
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    2 aboard for The Boesch…

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, Pppffftttt.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Don’t put so much pressure on him… He likes to free ball…

        • Steve says:
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          @Grey, I’ll go commando too if it will help him produce.

          • Steve says:
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            @Steve, Might as well put my pants back on.

            • Steve says:
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              @Steve, At least he got that one out of the infield.

    • Carnac says:
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      @Steve, If Boesch does another 0-4 (or empty 1-4) again, tonight, I will strongly consider jumping ship. He was at least supposed to be a hot schmotato!

      Boesch, you’re on notice.

      • Carnac says:
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        @Carnac, Now he’s 0-2… almost there!

  93. Steve says:
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    Marte!

  94. Eddy says:
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    Starlin Marte, one pitch one HR!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      YES!

  95. Carnac says:
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    Yup, Marte’s FAAB price just skyrocketed. Too bad.

  96. Bernie Brewer says:
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    Best power option going forward?

    Werth, Marte, Colvin, Hosmer, BJUpton

    Thanks!

    • Bernie Brewer says:
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      @Grey – Actually, could you rank these in terms of power for ROS?

      Thanks again!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Hosmer, Werth, Colvin

        • Bernie Brewer says:
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          @Grey, Thanks so much!

          Great stuff as always!

          What would I do without razzball?!?!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Ha, no problem…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hosmer

  97. Carnac says:
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    Wow, now Gallardo’s ERA is 3.95 at the end of July. Paging February Grey…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      February Grey, “I’m on the beach. What?”

      • Carnac says:
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        @Grey, LAPD, “Ok, fine, just remember to clear out before this weekend’s Santa Monica farmers market.”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha… I still have visions of that old man plowing through there…

  98. Wilsonian says:
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    Carpenter or Pena over Reynolds?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Both? Carpenter…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, My bad…shoulda said Carter instead of Carpenter. I don’t trust Carpenter’s PT. So Carter or Pena over Reynolds?

  99. Carnac says:
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    Boesch is 0-3 tonight. He’s climbing to the top of the drop list for tomorrow’s buy/sell post…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why can’t we have anything nice?

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, He played for Klinger’s favourite team – the Toledo Mudhens.

        I love Boesch!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          And he can MASH…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, He sometimes has a Drake walk-up song?

        I’m trying over here.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Marvin’s Room? That would be awesome…

  100. TheNewGuy says:
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    Am looking for a short term fill-in till Wieters gets his shizz back together (brutal slump right now). Think it’s between Salty and Montero, im top on all batting cats barring steals, oh and its OBP instead of AVG. Which ya prefer, will be dropping a middling reliever.

  101. Feeding the Abscess

    Feeding the Abscess says:
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    I love you, Dread Pirate, but c’mon dude. You’ve been caught stealing 4 times since you last stole a base on June 19. Paul Goldschmidt is 250 pounds and he’s 4-4 in SB attempts in the same timeframe.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You guys are tough…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, But he makes a valid point. Emoticon.

  102. nyydj2 says:
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    Hey Grey, on the East Coast here, watching a Pawn Stars episode on the History Channel, a guy is coming in to sell his BTTF Nike Mags. Check it out if ya can.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aw, shizz… Definitely…

      • nyydj2 says:
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        @Grey, The guy wanted 10 G’s for them, the pawn guys offered him $1500 and he basically laughed in their face, saying he paid way more than that for them. I did not get to see them in the posted link the other day, my antivirus shizz shut down the link, they are the most insane cool sneaks I’ve ever seen, lol.

        • Steve says:
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          @nyydj2, Was that at Nice Kicks? They’ve fixed that now.

          • nyydj2 says:
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            @Steve, Yea, it was. went back to check it out after you posted it was fixed, cool sight. I’m more like you tho there, $70 NB’s in my closet, lol.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          $1500 seems about right, maybe a tad low… I mean, not in actual terms… It’s insane, but their going rate and all…

          • Simple Jack says:
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            @Grey, Ive seen that episode, people forget that retail never gets paid when you sell something to a pawn store.

  103. mhfella says:
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    Ruggiano, Bernadina, Marte. Which two to keep for SBs?

    Thank you Bergen County Boy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Last two

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      But Werth will kill Bernadina in a few days…

  104. Steve says:
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    Yikes. That went south pretty quickly for Verlander.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, too bad McAllister can’t get the win…

  105. Steve says:
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    OK, for the sake of argument, let’s just say I might want to drop Boesch. Who’s the pickup?

    Snider
    Guzman
    Little CarGo
    Saunders
    Quentin
    Mayberry Jr
    Ruggiano

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Snider

    • Carnac says:
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      @Steve, That’s 0-4. If only he were against my pitcher (Gallardo) tonight!

  106. Carnac says:
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    dor-K hurt me this week. But not THAT much more than Gallardo. At least I picked dor-K off of waivers. Gallardo has had maybe, what, 3 weeks this year that were truly smile-worthy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m getting February Grey on the phone, his vacation has gone on long enough…

      • Carnac says:
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        @Grey, Not sure that payphone by the beach is still in service…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No, it works, he just took it off the hook…

  107. Steve says:
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    Could do with a Perez meltdown here.

    And Weeks is hitting .357 this week. WTF?

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, Amd Miggy Monteor is at .727. Total bullshit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You know who’s been terrific, not sure if you own him for Holds, but Pestano…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, I don’t own him, but someone related to me does!

        I’ve cottoned on to Jared Hughes of the Pirates recently. Pretty meh as far as Ks go, but great ratios and Holds in 5 of his last 6 appearances or somesuch.

        • Steve says:
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          @Steve, Hopefully they’ll go to him here though I suppose Grilli will get the call.

          • Steve says:
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            @Steve, Lincoln, even.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, could see that from his stats… Amount of Holds Pestano has already is crazy too…

  108. tHe sHiT says:
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    @Grey: Ready to jump ship on Boesch for someone like Marte or Snider?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d like to hold for another day or two…

    • Steve says:
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      C’mon Hill.

      • Steve says:
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        @Steve, Oops. Supposed to be a new comment. Single is better than nothing I guess.

  109. Method says:
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    Grey… Which side?

    Upton, Ruiz, Darvish or Agone, McCann, Moore.

    Stuck with agone all year… seems hes about to turn a corner.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Justin Upton

  110. aj says:
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    12 team 5×5 roto 3 keepers…would you drop ian desmond?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup….

  111. Eddy says:
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    Any know if Matt Harvey is staying up for good?

    Also, Grey, I need to cut one of these guys off my 12-team OBP league. Opponent is crushing me in HR and pitching is still up for grabs so I need some streamers.

    Boesch
    Lind
    Marte (Yeah, I think you just got your first “drop Marte” question)
    Berkman
    Rajai

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think he’s supposed to… Rajai

      • Eddy says:
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        @Grey, Thanks! Of note on Harvey: if he stays in the oration, his next two opponents should be @SF and @SD.

      • Eddy says:
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        @Grey, Also, time to fess up.. did you pick up Adam Lind in these past few days?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha! Nah, I swear… No Lind…

  112. aj says:
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    5×5 roto i have parker niese cain sheets and detwiler going tomorrow…do you sit any of them?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t think so, no idea of their matchups or your league size…

  113. Simple Jack says:
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    La Roche is La Rockin right now. Is there a glossary term for a second half stud?

    Side note, I like how in ESPN his place of birth Orange County, CA. Was he born in some unincorporated are on the side of a road?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s hilarious… He was born in a strip mall…

      • Simple Jack says:
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        @Grey, I’m thinking somewhere near a liquor store, a nail salon and a handjob house.

  114. Steve says:
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    Little CarGo!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, he’s on fire…

  115. herschel says:
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    @Grey: reports are Tulo may done for season. worth hanging on to in non-keeper until “reports” become official or safe to drop?

    • Carnac says:
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      @herschel, Unless you’re spate for DL space, I’d hang on for another couple weeks to see of he has any setbacks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can drop him in most leagues…

  116. Wilsonian says:
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    Ok, this is what I meant earlier. Carp, Carter, or Pena over Reynolds? I accidentally said Carpenter earlier. I don’t trust him to get the PT.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carter for now…

  117. Thrilla says:
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    This trade just happened in my 12-team 7×7 roto league with Walks, OPS, HLDs, Losses.

    E. Bonifacio (MIA)
    R. Soriano (NYY)

    for

    A. Cabrera (CLE)

    Top team had Aroldis, Kenley, Reed, Frieri as his other closers.

    Which side do you like?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Asdrubal if the top team had saves to spare…

  118. Simple Jack says:
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    11k’s in 5.1 innings, nice debut Harvey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Very nice…

      • Simple Jack says:
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        @Grey, whats more impressive, a team record for K’s in a debut or a home run in your first major league at bat.

        note, that team has Tom Seaver, Nolan Ryan, Dwight Gooden and Ron Darling debut in their uniform. Oh wait a minute, Ron Darling doesn’t belong on that list. Well he did write a great book about pitching so I guess he can stay.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          First pitch no less… A team record for debut, definitely…

  119. grey–

    still have all the eggs in the cozart basket?

    Word is Tulo out for year….please rank these fellas ROY in 5X5 Roto, 10 man league, currently 9th in RUNS.

    Espinosa
    Escobar(s)
    Alexei Ramirez
    Cozart
    Plouffe
    Hardy

    Also adding another pitcher Zach McAllister or Brandon McCarthy?

    Thanks…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Espinosa… McAllister

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