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Lastings Milledge is about to get called up by the Pirates (We’re not your Pops’ Pirates!) and he should get playing time.  Shoot, I could prolly get playing time with the Pirates.  Is this still the head case that the Mets and Nats gave up on?  Sure.  Luckily, the rap scene in Pittsburgh is about as happening as Poughkeepsie’s and there’s no chance Milledge will high-five a fan after a homer, because, well, the Pirates have no fans.  Lastings Milledge can give you a two month stretch that looks remarkably similar to what Beltran has done over the last two months, or he can give you a two month streak where he looks like what Beltran should’ve done for the last two months.  Will Milledge suddenly be 10 team worthy?  Check yo projections at the door.  I don’t know.  His 2nd half last year was hella strong.  (Yo and hella were requests of the 18-29 test audience).  So Milledge can give you a ten team worthy outfielder and that’s worth a flier in every league.  Anyway, here’s some more players to buy or sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Ty Wigginton – Hit a homer on Thursday.  Know how many homers he hit last August?  12.  Why does he get hot in August?  I don’t know.  Maybe his moon sign coalesces well with August’s sun sign.  Whatever the case.  Pick him up in deep leagues and monitor him closely in 12 team or shallower.

Kyle Blanks – The Pillsbury Fro Boy has been hot.  That’s your positive tip, now dance on the floor and have room for The Chubbster.

Billy Butler – The Moobster has also been hot.  I have my doubts about him for this year (I’m getting excited about drafting him next year).  But if you’re struggling at corner, you have my express written consent to pick up Butler.

Chris Tillman – As defined by the Razzball Glossary, a roofie is a rookie pitcher who fails to deliver on their tremendous K potential and, instead, abuses your trust and violates your ERA and WHIP.  If you need to take on risk, Tillman’s worth a shot, but you may end up crying in the corner of your bathroom.

Derek Holland – Shoot me now for what these roofies will do to you.

Clayton Richard – Latest HodgePadre.  Suddenly, he has value for mixed leagues.

Aaron Poreda – This trade makes him an immediate grab in NL-Only keeper leagues.

Adam LaRoche – I told you he’d get a boost from his trade!  It just wasn’t his first trade.  My visions of the future are sometimes murky.

Andy Marte – Father, I must confess, I’ve picked up Andy Marte in a mixed league.  You know how much I love prospects who are past prospect staus.  His Triple-A stats were apple-sweet this year.  When I own him, I can’t stop thinking about crates of Dippin’ Dots slowly parachuting into Africa, so it can’t be all bad, right?

Eugenio Velez – Hot and he has speed.  (Sounds like a young Ron LeFlore.)

Jim Johnson – Doesn’t he sound like a cult leader?  Jim Johnson states that in order to get vulture saves you must drink his Kool-Aid.  This will also help you shed your Earth skin.

Danys Baez – If you’re really hard up for saves and Johnson’s gone, grab Baez.  Though you may be left holding your Earth skin.

Matt Thornton – Potential vulture saves if Ozzie ever convinces Jenks to go to the Disgraceful List.

Kaz Matsui – He might be as exciting to you as the Jockular Sphincteritis he once suffered from, but he’s 4 for his last 7 with his homer yesterday.  He hit over .300 in 2008′s 2nd half with 5 homers and 5 steals.  Decent enough in NL-Only leagues or very deep mixed leagues.

Howie Kendrick – Not only is he hot, but if you pick him up, you can mock everyone who drafted him back in March.

Ben Francisco – Don’t cha just wanna call him Benji Cisco?  No?  Okay, maybe it’s me.  He has no value if he’s on the bench, but while The Flying Hawaiian’s grounded, he’s worth a look.

Michael Saunders – Had a .310/.378/.544 line in Triple-A along with 13 homers in 248 ABs.  Eh, he’s a decent flier in AL-Only leagues, but I just can’t get excited about Mariners prospects.  If he was any good, why didn’t they trade him to the Orioles?

SELL

George Sherrill – Unless you count Holds or you’re a MR. B., Sherrill’s not worth your roster spot.

Ian Kinsler – Yup, it’s almost that time of the year.  Kinsler’s missed the last two games and he’s never played in more than 130 games.  Washington has already said he will bench him more in the 2nd half to try to keep Kinsler out of the dumps, so far it hasn’t worked.  Kinsler hit .157 in July with 4 homers and 6 steals.  Now don’t trade Kinsler for a lanyard anklet, but you might want to explore some trades.

Jake Peavy – The White Sox didn’t acquire Peavy to rush him back and risk further injury.  He’s there for the playoff push.  This trade doesn’t suddenly make him healthy. Not to mention, he leaves the (really) friendly confines of Petco for a hitters’ park.  It’s not great for his value.

Victor Martinez
– Nothing like a trade to the Sawx to cause a player’s perceived value go through the roof. Will this trade boost his value?  Of course.  Will his perceived value suddenly be higher than his actual value?  Yup.  Again, don’t trade him for the innate ability to spell Gewurztraminer, but I’d keep my avenues open.

Casey Kotchman – Nothing like a trade to the Sawx to… Oh, wait.  He’s now stuffed in the middle of the revolving cornerman door.  Considering Kotchman will only be facing favorable matchups now, it doesn’t kill his value, but you would need a backup for the days he sits.

Francisco Liriano – Member back in 2006 when you guys had the time of your life?  Frolicking around the park like the two schoolkids you were.  You’d start a sentence, he finished it.  You’d invite him to sleep over and beg your Mom to make his favorite kind of pupusas.  Well, now he won’t leave and he just wet your bed.  Stop lying in Liriano’s urine and drop him.

275 Responses

  1. Grey

    Grey says:
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    *****Sorry we were down all day. The web host sucks. I swear to you, as Mark Reynolds hit a home run. We came back online. Mini-donkey!*******

  2. Prince says:
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    All hail to the Mini-donkey!

    Glad things are up and running again …

  3. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Prince: Hehe… Yeah, me too.

  4. Mr Baseball says:
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    should I pick up Velez in my 20 team keeper – who should I drop if so

    Casey McGehee playing second at moment

    Jerry Hairston Jr. playing third at moment

    Util Scott Podsednik at moement

    Marcus Thames bench at moment

    Adrián Béltre DL my 3B

    Brandon Morrow – sitting na bench

  5. Mr Baseball says:
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    I think Beltre should be back soon
    not sure how much playing time Jerry will have but is in a big hitting lineup
    Thames been disapointing
    Morrow still kind of hoping he can be a closer

  6. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Grey: on the last day of trades,your lucky we love you grey,,no fag shit intended,,,but yes i was going nuts waiting on the site to come up,but your still number 1,i thought my ole lady shut it down

  7. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @AL KOHOLIC: Yeah, the web host couldn’t have picked a worst time to decide to do maintenance. Sorry about that.

  8. cws05nuts says:
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    Bobby has the kidney stones. He passed one last night but there is another on the runway.

  9. Anonymous says:
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    Double-dread power in Pittsburgh!

    Also, Huff just homered. I can feel the charge coming.

  10. Mr. Q says:
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    Glad you’re back up, Grey; how the hell else am I supposed to procrastinate efficiently?

    I’m in a mixed-league where we’re keeping six into next year. I’m hanging onto Teixeira and A-Rod, and wondering which four out of the following fellas you’d recommend – (btw we count QS, not W and OBP not BA) -

    Torii, Dye, McCann, Nyjer (your new pal), G. Jones (your main man), Cano, Carpenter, Peavy, Burnett.

    Thanks for the help.

  11. ichirosan says:
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    Soooo… after all the trades, if I naively held onto my #2 waiver priority on my AL-Only League… who should I be claiming?

    Two weeks of Jake Peavy?
    Edwin Encarnacion?
    Wait to see if someone’s traded through waivers?

    Damn, NL-Only Leagues got all the goods this year.

  12. Commish Cauda (formerly Mike) says:
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    Who do you like the rest of the way in a points league…Prado or Kendrick?

    I love Kendrick, but he’s burned me before…and despite his hot streak, he sits every so often (like tonight) for Izturis.

  13. Prince says:
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    Montero over Doumit, or is Montero a flash in the pan?

  14. Slappy McSlap says:
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    @Grey: Please rank these pitchers… Floyd, Jimenez, Blanton, De la Rosa, and Cecil. Thanks i appreciate your enlightened opinion.

  15. royce! says:
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    Man… so happy to have you back. I was like the new puppy the first day you left it at home… totally trashed my office out of fear of abandonment…

    But now that everything’s back to normal, let’s put you back to work, Razzballers!

    For a 20 team league, pick up Masterson (going to start for the tribe) or Richard (definitely going to start) or Poreda (should finally get back to starting)?

    Or, forego the pitchers (I have Halladay, Lackey, Wells, Wandy, Billingsley, Liriano and others (for 5 SP/P slots)) and pick up Wigginton?

    Lastly, drop Liriano (again, 20 team league)?

  16. royce! says:
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    Sorry, one more: Bud Norris worth using my 10 of 20 waiver priority? No one useful ever gets dropped, but I’ve been holding off in case another worthwhile prospect should be coming up.

  17. royce! says:
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    Oh, and the burn on the M’s management was brilliant.

  18. Mark Reynolds is no mirage, he’ll be back next year. It may not be a repeat of this one but this kid works his tail off and if he stays healthy should be one of the top sluggers in the NL for awhile.

  19. john says:
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    @royce!: The Mini-Donkey has a power which transcends space and time. He sensed the Razzball Nation’s anguish and jacked a home run that clearly must have left Metco and smashed through the windows of the building which houses the server for this site. After this, the baseball must have hit the maintenance guy on the head, causing him to fall directly onto the Razzball server and therefore bringing us back online just like I used to do with my Nintendo NES…and thank god too because I was in withdrawal.

  20. john says:
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    whoops, that wasn’t to royce!, that was to everyone

  21. Dump Inge for Shoppach?;Better pickup, richard or masterson or both good grabs? ;Add Beltre? Cut or bench Fragu ?; Rajai davis a worthy SAGNOF over FraGu?; Bard or Thornton to cut down ERA/WHIP? or add both…

    Thanks

  22. Ha….and the madness ensues

  23. @john:

    Once again we are in his debt.

  24. john says:
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    @Elijah: The Mini-Donkey, he’s there for us even when we don’t know it.

  25. big o says:
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    just got connected to the site , after trying all day .
    today of all days … trade day … and my day off
    literally been trying to connect since 10 am .

    one thing is abundantly clear …. my fantasy baseball site “bench” is extremely weak , by comparison .

  26. Quentin heating up again?!?

  27. big o says:
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    chris ray re-called by the O ‘s .
    cust kayin’

  28. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Anonymous: I hope you’re right about Huff.

    @Mr. Q: Glad to be back. Lots can change in the final two months of the season. Ask me again in two months. But right now I’d say Torii and Cano. That’ll probably change by October or whenever your keepers are due.

    @ichirosan: I’d grab EE or Casey and trade one to a team that might need a 3rd baseman. If you think that’s impossible, then grab Peavy, but you may only get a few weeks, like you said.

    @Commish Cauda (formerly Mike): Kendrick

    @Prince: Doumit

    @royce!: Good to be back. I wouldn’t drop Liriano in that deep of a league. I’d grab Richard.

    @royce!: Eh on Norris, if you really want to take a flier, sure, but he may not stay in the rotation.

    @john: Ha!

    @matthole: I’d want Richard and Inge. Add Thornton, Beltre not crazy about Rajai unless you’re dying for steals.

    @big o: Yeah, sorry about that. Site was down. Bad, webhost, bad.

    @Elijah: I hope so.

    @big o: Thanks for the heads up!

  29. yeah grey i have a dude in CALI who does major awesome web work, if you want a contact you let me know, he won’t F up like whoever you have…. I was ticked today razzball wouldn’t load when i was eating my cereal and drinking my coffee!!!!

    On a darker side…. the indians have totally double dildo anal fucked themselves… I am so ticked. I have been a life long cleveland fan as stated multiple times on here and I AM DISGUSTEDDDDD!!!!!!!!!!! We deal Cliff lee who has another year on the contract for 8 million which in MLB dollars is peanuts for nothing, we dont get one of the phillies top prospects, then we deal Victor today for fucking NOTHING, i apologize for my swear words, but seriosuly, masterson and two prospects?????/

    Halladay pretty much got efff’d because of The tribe. They deal top tier talent for squat, why would teams pay top prospects for doc??? Its just horrible. More than anything i was mad when they deal cliff first, then i’m like OK did we get drabek or Happ, NOPE, then ok we’re dealing victor, he’s getting old and and can’t really catch anymore and we have great catching prospects com9ing up…. what do we do, get a young talented pitching prospect liek bucholz????? NOPE, we get masterson and junnk, and we get carlos carassco and junk, oh and another catcher when we have a great prospect (carlos santana) already in the minors…..

    i hate the tribe, i called my one dude in the cleveland area, if i can get tickets tomm night i am going (LAST TIME EVER) to the JAKE, and what am i going to do there????

    YELL OBSCENITIES TIL MY VOICE IS GONE, CUSS OUT EVERYONE I SEE ACTAULLY ROOTING FOR THE TRIBE, THROW BEERS ON EVERYONE, BEAT PEOPLE UP, CUSS IN OLD LADIES FACES, AND PRAY I GET KICKED OUT OF THE “JAKE” FOREVER, YA KNOW WHY…. BECAUSE I NEVER WANNA GO BACK, I AM DISGUSTED, I’VE NEVER IN MY LIFE SEEN SUCH A FIRE SALE, TWO CY YOUNGS IN TWO YEARS, CC WAS UNDERSTANDABLE, BUT LEE WAS AN 8 MIL OPTION FOR AT LEAST ONE MORE YEAR, VICTOR I COULD SEE, AGING CATCHER AND WE HAVE GOOD YOUNG CATCHING PROSPECTS IN THE WINGS…. BUT WHEN WE GET NO GOOD PITCHING PROSPECTS BACK AND DEAL ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL OUR TALENT, F CLEVELAND, SO SICK OF IT…..

    SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SICK OF IT…..

    PLEASE ANY OTHER PEOPLE FROM OHIO IF YOU FEEL THE SAME LET IT FLY, JOIN ME TOMM AT “THE JAKE” AND WE’LL GO WILD ONE LAST TIME FOR THE NOW TRIPLE AAA INDIANS….

  30. Grey

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    @Tony Y: That’s one of the all time best posts.

  31. BEST: ITS VICTOR MARTINEZ BOBBLE HEAD NIGHT TOMM…..

    F CLEVELAND

  32. Grey

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    @Tony Y: Wow, that’s right. I remember seeing that during the telecast the other day. Ha!

  33. @Grey: ITS SICK, I AM DISGUSTED, I AM TYPING IN CAPS FOR THE REST OF THE NIGHT, IT MAKES ME SEEM AGRIER!!!!!!

    IN REAL LIFE GREY, WHO IS ‘your team’?

    BECAUSE A REAL CLE FAN KNOWS WHAT IM TALKING ABOUT, IT HURTS, I AM SAD TO SEE ANYONE GO, BUT IF WE GET A GOOD DEAL, ALRIGHT, BUT WHEN WE GET DOG TERDS, I’M PISSED….

  34. Steve says:
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    Oh for Gaud’s sake. Loads the bases, strikes out two and then gives up an RBI single to…

    the pitcher!

    And it’s getting worse…

  35. ichirosan says:
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    @Tony Y: Err, I guess you had to see this coming. After all, they got rid of Thome, Manny, Justice and everyone else aside from Vizquel not so long ago.

    At least your team is in full rebuilding mode now… mine hasn’t fully decided whether they are still on the hunt or not, and they just sold Washburn for a Miguel Cabrera’s autographed baseball because they were asking for top prospects all day and just had get something for him

  36. @ichirosan: WE GOT SHIT FOR SOME OF THOSE GUYS, IF YOU WANNA THROW BARTOLO IN THERE, WE GOT GRADY, CLIFF LEE, AND I THINK MAYBE EVEN BRANDON PHILLIPS FOR HIM…. THE TRIBE GENERALLY IS SMART, BUT WHATSHAPPENING NOW IS THEY’RE GOING TO DEAL AWAY WHAT LITTLE TALENT THEY HAVE FOR NOTHING, ITS SICK…

    I WILL AGREE DEALING WASHBURN IS DUMB. BUT THEN AGAIN WASHBURN IS HAVING A CAREER YEAR, HE’S NEVER BEEN THIS GOOD BEFORE, SO MAYBE DEALING HIM ISN’ T DUMB…. THE INDIANS WITH LEE AND ONE MORE SP HAVE A CHANCE AT THE AL CENTRAL, NO DOUBT ABOUT IT…. ITS JUST DISAPPOINTING, I CALL FOR SHAPIRO AND THE DOLANS HEADS, BRAVEHEARD STYLE, MOUNTED ON THE 9 CORNERS OF OHIO, IF THERE’S 9 CORNERS, IF NOT, HOW MANY EVER THERE ARE, HEADS ON A STAKE IS ALL I WANN SEE, BECAUSE THEY SUCK, THEY JUST DEALT AWAY THE NEXT 3 YEARS ATTTTTTTT LEASTTTTTTTTTT

  37. Steve says:
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    What are we to make of this Gaudin outing? Obviously he wasn’t great but looked like some awful defence.

    Who does he get next?

  38. BRAVEHEART (SP)
    STYLE**** GREAT MOVIE,

  39. @Steve: STEVE NO ONE CARES ABOUT GAUDIN ITS ALL ABOUT MY TRIBE AND HOW DUMB THEY ARE….

    JUST KIDDN HAHAHA, FFFFFN CLEVELAND

  40. Slappy McSlap says:
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    Please rank these pitchers… Floyd, Jimenez, Blanton, De la Rosa, and Cecil. Thanks i appreciate your enlightened opinion.

  41. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Tony Y: I grew up a Yankee fan, but I like players more than teams.

    @Steve: Not sure who he gets next.

    @Slappy McSlap: Ubaldo, dlR away, Floyd at home…

  42. ichirosan says:
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    @Tony Y: Do you remember what everyone thought at the time the Indians traded Bartolo? Everyone said they got nothing but guano, and look how that turned out.

    As for Washburn, I completely agree that the M’s had to trade him. However, I just think they got cute by asking for prospects like Phil Hughes or Mat Gamel, and ended up with almost nothing.

  43. Grey

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    @Steve: Braves at home.

  44. Steve says:
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    @Grey: Thanks. Apologies for my laziness.

    Suppose I better keep him around for that. Seems like he would have got out of the jam if not for some crappy defence.

  45. peter says:
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    Is Tommy Hunter vs. Sea a decent spot start tomorrow? He gets the A’s after that, too. And who doesn’t like getting A’s?

  46. Elbert says:
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    just traded Alex Gordon for Stephen Drew in my H2H league, now i have 3 full-time SS & one too many full-time OF:

    SS
    1) Bartlett
    2) Lugo
    3) Drew
    OF
    1) Sparkakis
    2) Pence
    3) Reimold
    4) Milledge
    5) Matsui

    should i drop anyone for 1) Dukes 2) Pearce 3) Clayton Richard?? these schmohawk worth picking up or should i hold pat?

  47. Corey says:
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    Wigginton gives me a good reason to move mark teahen.

  48. Martin says:
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    hey can u rank lastings, aybar, wiggington, and barmes if I have no specific needs. (I have furcal at ss, hill at 2nd and good util players)

  49. Mr Baseball says:
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    38 Steve Says:
    July 31st, 2009 at 8:02 pm
    What are we to make of this Gaudin outing?

    house money here – let it ride – Bachman-Turner let it ride

  50. Mr Baseball says:
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    make of this Gaudin outing – hey man you got alot of him – ever the best have a bad game

  51. Grey

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    @peter: Ha! Those matchups aren’t terrible, but I wouldn’t mess with him.

    @Elbert: I’d lose Matsui and Lugo for Pearce and Richard.

    @Corey: I’d do that switch.

    @Martin: Milledge, Barmes, Wigginton…

  52. Mr Baseball says:
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    Bachman-Turner Overdrive got the idea for this song when they were on tour. They were driving along a highway in the US when a few truckers decided to have some fun with the band, who were riding in the little van from Canada. The truckers boxed them in and slowed down to a crawl. When they finally turned into a truckstop the band followed them with the intent to give them a good talking to. Unfortunately, in the words of Randy Bachman, “The trucker looked like a Volkswagen with a head.” The truckers had a good laugh and told the band that they needed to learn to “Let It Ride.” The song was written that night.

  53. Mr Baseball says:
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    The trouble with all my teams is that I have not 1 but 6 Gaudins on my team

  54. Mr Baseball says:
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    Sergio Mitre guess who was stupid enough to pick him up for last night’s start

  55. Mr Baseball says:
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    lets see – Marcus Thames is now 0 – 6 – I wonder how many at bats he will need tonight before he hits a homerun

  56. big o says:
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    @peter:
    the A ‘s dropped 30 + runs on the twins last week ,
    and just took 2 out of 4 in beantown .
    tonight , the blue jays are behind the 8-ball .

  57. Corey says:
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    What’s proper value to give up for Nyjer Morgan considering I gave up both Bourn and Ellsbury to get power ?
    (ells for gonzalez)
    (Bourn for pena)

  58. big o says:
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    @Grey:
    too scared to make this decision on my own .
    h2h 10-teamer .
    i only have 6 SPs , and oswalt’s hurting .

    drop cueto for latos ,
    or just hold tight ??

    thanking you , in advance .

    @Tony Y:
    certainly can emphasize .
    felt that way when the A ‘s dealt haren …. and he was only due 5 million … and had 3 years left .

    cheer up .
    re-alignment rumor :
    A ‘s , tribe , pads , mariners and nationals ….
    calling it the AAA/college kids division .

  59. peter says:
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    @Grey: is there a razzball dictionary term for mirage pitchers like that? Look great from a distance but they’re not real…

    @big o: Very fair point about the A’s. But I can’t help but look at their lineup and think it kind of a stopped clock situation; whereas even a stopped clock is right twice a day.

  60. Grey

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    @Mr Baseball: Hehe

    @Corey: A Garrett Jones type…

    @big o: I’d hold tight.

    @peter: Hmm… I don’t think so. There should though.

  61. Corey says:
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    @ Grey: Thanks!

  62. Robert says:
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    Grey- Would you drop Liriano for any of the Padre pitchers, Swarzak, Holland , B. Anderson? Thanks

  63. SamYo says:
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    Kyle Blanks hit another home run last night.

  64. Grey

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    @Robert: Don’t you have a max move situation?

    @SamYo: Yup

  65. Robert says:
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    One more- Would you drop G. Jones for Blanks?

  66. Robert says:
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    Yes, I do. I am at 41 and the max is 50. Only have 4 weeks left to use those moves. I am not giving up. My team is on fire, but the team in 6th is not losing much ground. A strong one next week and I am in 7th with 3 weeks to shove my way into 6th.

  67. Grey

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    @Robert: Then go with Holland for his next start. Hold Jones for now.

  68. Robert says:
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    Thanks Grey.

  69. Prince says:
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    @Grey: For tomorrow, at least — J.Lopez vs. Tex (Hunter) or Kendrick vs. Min (Swarzak)?

  70. Steve says:
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    Wandy and the Wolfman cleared for takeoff tomorrow?

  71. David says:
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    Hey Grey, Marte or LaPorta?

  72. cleaver596 says:
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    Do you think Downs loses his job anytime soon? I mean, I think I could pitch better than he has lately, and I have been accused of throwing like a girl. I would guess that Frasor would be the man to target?

  73. Eric H. says:
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    So I’ve been absolutely at my wit’s end with the yawnstipating Hunter Pence. I was going to the Ranger game last night, so I’m like, I’m gonna put Marlon Byrd in there for Pence. Boom! Three-run ding-dong. And I’m not even a Ranger fan!

    I just traded Josh Beckett and the Zorilla to get Chase Utley (I took Jonathan Broxton in return too). I’m left with Javier Vazquez, Jered Weaver and the great Rockie flamethrower, George of the Rose, going forward. I figure I’ll spot-start Chad Gaudin (on the road only, for some reason — I sat him at Petco last night) and possibly Clay Buchholz.

    Could you rate the following for the rest of the season (standard, 12-team ML, 5×5, non-keeper): Clayton Richard, Clay Buchholz, Chad Gaudin, Chris Tillman, Derek Holland. (Side note: I’m leading the league in Ks and there are a lot of points up for grabs in WHIP and ERA.)

    Thanks in advance.

  74. Eric H. says:
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    Also, regarding Gaudin’s great numbers on the highway and deplorable numbers at Petco, is it just one of those situations where I should just roll with it and stop trying to figure it out? Or at some point does he turn it around in San Diego? Right now it doesn’t seem all that logical but he appears to be a guy you bench and home and trot out there on the road. Thoughts?

  75. KarlJ. says:
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    @Tony Y:
    That Colon trade was a gift from the great Omar Minaya.

    Greinke & Derek Lee for Miggy Cabrera and Scherzer. Which side wins and is it close?

  76. big o says:
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    @Tony Y:
    hopefully , you were able to get some sleep last night .

    in my heart , rich harden and huston street are still A ‘s , and always will be A ‘s .

    guys like billy beane can kiss my ass .

    cust kayin’

  77. Grey

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    @Prince: Kendrick

    @Steve: I’m starting them.

    @David: Marte

    @cleaver596: I own Frasor in a league waiting for the ax to fall on Downs.

    @Eric H.: Richard, Gaudin… I’m kinda fed up with Gaudin.

    @KarlJ.: Miggy side, it’s fair.

  78. jamie moyer second half sleeper for W’s and low ratios? he was good in the second half last year and had a nice july…..

  79. for away starts and great home matchups….

  80. anon says:
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    MLB Trade Deadline > Grey’s server

  81. Margaritaville says:
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    I lead in Ks by about 50k. Upgrade my Pedroia by trading Verlander for Utley? I have Lincecum and Nolasco and need HR bad. Then maybe trade Pedroia to Kinsler’s owner for..? What kind of bat could I get for Ped?

  82. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Margaritaville: I’d take Utley there then I’m confused. Trading Pedroia to Kinsler’s owner? Why would they want him? What kind of bat do you need?

  83. Martin says:
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    aj burnett or garret jones and clay buckholtz?

  84. Dingo says:
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    @ichirosan: I’ve got a different outlook on the Washburn trade, I guess. First, the reports that the Mariners asked for Hughes are apparently false. And second, it’s not just that Washburn’s having a career year, it’s that he’s exactly the kind of pitcher that Safeco Field and the Mariners 3-CF outfield make look like an ace. He should still do well in Comerica with Granderson behind him, but he’s really more of a 4-5 pitcher than a 1-2. If you look at their peripherals, Luke French isn’t that different from Washburn, except that he’s younger, cheaper, and under team control for six years. Meanwhile, Mauricio Robles is 20 years old and strikes out everything he sees, so that’s not bad either.

    The trade for Wilson and Snell is a bit more confusing, since that looked more like a win-now move, but it looks like the team is gearing up for a run at contention in 2010.

  85. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Grey: you see milledge getting regular ab`s,enough to drop hairston and get more steals

  86. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    oh,i just read the lasting comments from the top here,

  87. Martin says:
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    @grey- can u also rank these catchers for the rest of the year. Kurt Suzuki, Chris Ianetta, Perzynski, Shoppach.

  88. Margaritaville says:
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    @Grey: Thinking Kinsler’s owner might be in panic mode about his hammy. Does Kinsler EVER make it thru a whole season?

  89. jamiesonmj says:
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    Volquez’s simulated game left him grasping his side in pain after minutes. Dropping him for Wolf – smart, or wait it out?

  90. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @jamiesonmj: id grab wolf

  91. DLR too risky a play @ PHI next week? after that COL schedule looks good

  92. also, would you start both harang and latos (2 starts each)? and bench cueto vs CHI, right?

  93. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @matthole: im sitting dlr @philly,im liking latos alot so im throwing him,harang vs the hot hitting cubs scares me but the san fran games nice for him

  94. Simply Fred

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    @Grey: Who is that wizard behind the curtain?

    I ran all of my numbers for some of the “hot” hitters, expecting to find something you might have missed. No chance. Every one projects to keep it going: Reimold, Blanks, Kendrick, Velez, even E. Cabrera looks good.

    The way you toss out those names, it appears as if it is “just ride the hot hand”. However, I noticed that you seldom(if ever) throw out a name that is likely to turn cold right away. Beckham was hot last week, but I didn’t see his name, and he doesn’t project well next week.

    So, there is more behind the curtain than just the hot hand.

    Regardless, you continue to validate the respect you have earned (of course, you know that).

    BTW: one candidate that I see as looking strong (average and slugging) through the month of August is Peralta.

  95. Jerry says:
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    spot start for tomorrow. which matchups do you like ?

    Feldman vs. SEA
    Balester @ PIT
    Maholm vs. WAS
    Perkins vs. LAA
    Villanueva @ SD

  96. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Simply Fred: that be ,the wizard of razz

  97. Corey says:
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    Hopefully I can get Peralta and Huff going, then ship them off with Slowey, Harang, Blanks and get a keeper in my 17 team league.

  98. Simply Fred

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    @Grey: And, it is so. Didn’t mean to slight you.

  99. nick m. says:
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    huff just got placed on waivers. i’ve been scrambling for saves all year, but now i have howell, nunez, macdougal, frank frank, and jim johnson…still a questionable bullpen, but should i drop macdougal for huff and hope he is in fact heating up?

  100. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @nick m.: nunez will probably loose the closer role soon to lindstrom

  101. Martin says:
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    @grey- josh hamilton and danks or holliday?

  102. Dumbmutt says:
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    Floyd @home vs LAA or I think 2start Pineiro @NYM @PIT

    Oswalt Bills bite me! Weekly locks I so do not like.

    And thank you GOD for a shitty AJ man did I need the other team to have this turd

  103. Prince says:
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    @Grey: Big fight for AVG in my league right now, but I’m also struggling with R and RBI. Bench Hamilton? He’s 2 for 18 vs. F-Her.

  104. Meh, losing Sherrill was not good news for me, suddenly Im weak in saves. Hopefully Commander Kool Aid can pick up the slack.

  105. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Elijah: see if lindstrom is available in your league,good chance he will be closing soon again,

  106. No, he’s being held by the owner, who also has his fill-in Nunez. Capps is available tho (admittedly I was the one who dropped him, then someone else picked him up then instantly dropped him again after another couple blown saves), and I’m already using CJ Wilson.

  107. Grey

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    @Elijah: I’d own Capps.

  108. MikeE says:
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    so milledge or cuddyer?

  109. Yeah I should pick him back up, but his WHIP and ERA are craptastic, so I’m hesistant, he just has dissapointed me so often.

  110. Which to own (shortterm) of Jim Johnson, CJ Wilson, Capps?

  111. (I have spots for 2 of 3)

  112. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    capps johnson,at best c.j splitts saves till franky gets to full strength

  113. MikeE says:
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    And can you put these three pitchers in order for next week (I know that none of them are great options): Doug Davis vs PIT, Dallas Braden vs Tex and Scott Richmond vs BAL?

  114. GTS says:
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    Drop Gaudin for C. Richard?

  115. @Grey:

    So drop CJ and pick Capps back up?

  116. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @MikeE: Milledge

    @MikeE: Braden, Richmond… I wouldn’t start any of them.

    @GTS: Sure

    @Elijah: Tomahto-tomato. If Capps is sitting on your waivers, sounds like your league’s pretty shallow. Just hold Wilson until Francisco’s back in as loser.

  117. Its a 10 team league yes, and thanks, that was my thinking too.

  118. Upton blasts #20 into the Upper Deck.

  119. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Elijah: C’mon, mini-donkey!

  120. Not this time.

  121. Maybe if the site goes down again he’ll have to hit #30 for us?

  122. Elbert says:
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    **** MLB.com is reporting that Brian Matusz is starting next Tuesday vs. Detroit, replacing injured Brad Bergesen ****

    don’t know if i should pick up Matusz for C. Richard or not, but it’s definitely tempting.

  123. GTS says:
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    Homer Bailey looks really good tonight.

  124. Grey

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    @Elbert: Worth a flier over Richard.

  125. Anonymous says:
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    Holliday with another HR tonight.

    Does he just really hate playing in the AL or something…?

  126. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    milledge rewards us with a 2 run dbl

  127. @Anonymous:

    I heard some talk that he really didn’t respond well to the mellow/sparse crowds in Oakland. If that was the case, it would make sense that a move to one of the the most intense homefield environs in the ML might help.

  128. Based juiced for the Mini-Donk.

  129. Bases*

  130. So much for that.

  131. Simply Fred

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    See Dukes got re-called with this from MLB: “According to interim general manager Mike Rizzo, Dukes has looked much better with the bat and in the outfield. He is no longer pulling the ball or misjudging fly balls when he plays the outfield.” He was batting .226 with one HR in last 10 games. I thought, “Huh.” Then checked the Nats roster. Doesn’t take much to make the starting Nats OF.

  132. Simply Fred

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    @Grey: With Toregas currently batting 1.000 (1/1), will Shoppach get the increased playing time I expected with Martinez’s departure, or will he take a back seat? Gimenez started at C yesterday. What gives with Shoppach’s playing time?

  133. Simply Fred

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    @Simply Fred: I get it that he is closing in on the Mendoza line. Still?

  134. Simply Fred

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    @Grey: One more: BJ Upton or Quentin next week?

  135. Simply Fred

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    @Simply Fred: Actually with Shoppach’s last two at LAA were hot and took him from .199 to .207. Just having fun talking to myself here.

  136. Simply Fred

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    @Simply Fred: I keep seeing the Sherrill Crows… below and All I Wanna Do is have fun.

  137. Anonymous says:
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    Wandy Rodriguez out of the game with a strained hamstring. =(

    This is the saddest moment of the season.

  138. Dingo says:
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    @Simply Fred: You’re probably the only one.

  139. Dingo says:
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    Holy crap — McCutcheon with HR #3!

  140. Doc says:
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    Boy am I lucky. I benched Victorino for McCutchen because he was against Lincecum!

  141. Damn Scherzer is so erratic still.

  142. knightown says:
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    Trying to shore up SP for the stretch run. I’d be moving Prince w my hefty Hr lead. I’d also like to improve my saves.
    I offered Prince, Weaver, McDougall for his Lincecum, Mariano and Felipe and he came back w Prince, BJ Upton, E-Jax and McDougall for Lince, F-Cord, Hart and Felipe.

    I won’t move upton cause I need the speed so is it fair without Upton/Hart?

  143. Doc says:
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    Sheryl Crow is pissin in the street cuz she just don’t care!

  144. Tom says:
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    I own MC Crutchin’. So proud of that guy. He’s incredible tonight.

  145. Pops says:
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    Any word on the severity of Wandy’s injury? The wandwagon must roll on.

  146. Dan says:
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    @Grey

    Need your ‘yay’ or ‘nay’ on whether to start the following:

    Billingsley @ Atlanta
    Buchholz @ Yanks
    Ubaldo @ Cubs
    Nolasco @ Philly

    Thank you kindly

  147. Mr Baseball says:
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    Edinson Volquez had company over his house last night – guess who showed up – non other than Tommy John

  148. Dan says:
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    @Grey

    Oh, one more!

    Mr. Clayton @ NYM

  149. Mr Baseball says:
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    Buchholz @ Yanks – Sox’s are 8 – 0 agianst yankees

  150. Tom_Emanski says:
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    Keep Buccholz or pick up Holland or Cecil?

  151. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    anyone know why bay left the game early?

  152. Official Clay “Grey’s got nothing on my ‘stache” Zavada sighting.

  153. Robert says:
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    Grey- What do you think about C. Richards? Still have not dropped Liriano, not that I want him any more. Just trying to make the best choice with move #42. Thanks

  154. Nick0rz says:
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    Scott Downs in for the save, gets taken out with an injury. Looks like his ankle/leg might be acting up again.

    Frasor is coming in to try and shut it out. I think it might be time to grab Frasor.

  155. Nick0rz says:
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    Frasor gets the save. He looks a helluva lot better than Downs has recently.

  156. Corey says:
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    My belllsouth email is horrible. It’s not worked for two days, and it seems like it won’t ever work. It acts like I’m not signed in. ughhhh.
    Richard had a pretty good night.
    5.2 with one earned and five Ks

  157. any of you guys do that SNAPDRAFT.com deal?

    pretty much nightly fantasy drafting gambling…. frasor saving that game for cecil just made me a WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINNNERRRRR….

    i’m digging it.

  158. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Robert: I own Richard on a few teams and tonight it looked like it made sense.

    @Nick0rz: Thanks for the heads up!

    @Corey: Yup

    @Tony Y: Nah, never heard of it.

  159. @Grey: check it out, i can’t remember why i tried it or signed up a while back, fantasy mag or something? or some other site…. you draft a team with a 27 million dollar cap, you can play people heads up, 3 teams, 5, 10, 25, and then it pays out, you can do 3 of the 25 teamers a day for free, if you win it you get $5, you get $5 for signing up to i think? i won a 25 teamer last night, won a 4 teamer today, just playing small right now seeing how it all works, but very neat idea….

  160. @Grey: i’m a gambling man grey, i do fantasy baseball because i love it, but if i’m gonna put this much time in i should make some money off it???? LOL

  161. big o says:
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    @Grey:
    guy on mlb ty showed griffey’s latest home run .
    said it came off of his 400 different pitcher !!
    astounding .

  162. big o says:
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    @Tony Y:
    no one ever wins by gambling .

    all you really ever win is “future bets” .

  163. Robert says:
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    So, I am saying good bye to Liriano? What a disappointment. I want to ask one more time: Best pick up to replace Liriano= C. Richard, Latos, Holland, Braden? I might also hope that Frasor clears waivers in my league and go for more saves. I don’t know??? Thanks for your patience.

  164. big o says:
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    @Robert:
    sounds like grey is telling you to save your drop .
    better was to put him into play as a “poison pill” , two and a half months ago .
    just sit him .
    maybe three weeks from now , he will have a moment or two of “clarity” .
    look for it to come against either the rangers or the royals .

  165. Prince says:
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    @Grey: Dilemma – I have so many injured/underperforming guys right now I had to make some moves. Unfortunately one was to drop Frasor. He won’t clear waivers til Monday, but I’m last in waiver priority so probably won’t get him. I have Nunez, with Lindstrom still available. Do I take a chance and drop Downs to pick up Lindstrom? Hold Downs and drop Nunez to pick up Lindstrom? Looks like I’ve lost a closer either way, but would like to end up with at least one.

  166. G says:
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    Need some help on who to start and sit and I am over the innings limit so I need to conserve.
    Shields vs KC
    Jurrjens vs LAD
    Buehrle vs. Yankees
    These are all looking pretty dangerous to me so I need your thoughts on who to bench

  167. Robert says:
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    @big O:
    I may have come off wrong. Meant that Liriano is my disappointment. Expected much, much more of him. And yes, I do have to be careful with my adds because I have 9 left. I have 8 SPs because I have been holding on to Liriano and Kaz. I hope my patience with Kaz has finally paid off. So, if I do drop Liriano it will probably be for a holds guy or maybe Frasor if Downs is injured.

  168. Grey

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    @Robert: I’d drop Liriano for Frasor.

    @Prince: Drop Downs for Lindstrom.

    @G: I’d start Shields and Jurrjens.

  169. Robert says:
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    Thanks, Grey. If he clears waivers I will. I am last in line, so we’ll see.

  170. jpm says:
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    Looking for feedback from anyone…my current starting pitchers are Harden, Piniero, Hanson, Blanton, and Happ. Another owner has said he would trade me Wainwright for Abreu or J. Rivera. Should I make a trade or hold tight? My current outfielders are Rivera, Abreu, Cruz, and N. Morgan, and I currently have Damon on the bench who I would then move into my starting lineup. Thoughts?

  171. Steve says:
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    @Grey: Wandy says he feels fine and probably won’t miss his next start.

  172. Dumbmutt says:
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    Black Hole 3b – Had Davis and Atkins Beltre Derosa and most of the time they were locked in when they got hurt in a weekly.

    Peralta hot and moved up in order or Huff waiting on 2nd half streak?

  173. Gareth says:
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    Hey Razzballers, I am being offered my choice of Konerko, Cuddyer or Casey Blake for Wieters. I already have Napoli (yes, I know you should only carry one catcher and let it be – but bear with me). I am inclined to pull the trigger here, for Cuddyer. Am I doing the right thing?

  174. @Gareth: id go with konerko personally.

  175. big o says:
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    @Gareth:
    if it’s a keeper league ,
    don’t let the guy have wieters .

  176. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @jpm: I’d trade Rivera for Wainwright.

    @Steve: Yeah, saw that.

    @Dumbmutt: DeRosa’s fine.

    @Gareth: I’d take Konerko.

  177. pls rank for flier worthiness: Kevin Hart, Gorzelanny (given 3 starts), niemann, matusz, richard, snell, pelfrey, jonathan sanchez

    Thanks

  178. timSTi says:
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    I just dropped Drew for Cabrera. Am I playing into too much fantasy hype that his value will increase batting 2nd for the twins? Drew hasn’t been doing much and my lead is dwindling due to my offensive stats.

  179. also bud norris

  180. Grey

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    @matthole: Matusz, Richard, Sanchez…

    @timSTi: I wouldn’t have done it, but it’s fine.

  181. if i dont win beltre, which is best util out of parra, fox, melky, dukes?

  182. Thanks again..

  183. Ken Plane says:
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    Thoughts on Huff, Cantu and Pence for the rest of year, all are utility or bench, keep or trade and please rank them.

  184. timSTi says:
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    @Grey: Ha I figured that much as you’re the reason I kept a hold of Drew. I’ll just keep a close eye on the both of them. Noone else has expressed interest in Drew all season long so I’m not too worried about someone else picking him up.

    Is Helton droppable in a 10 teamer? He’s been slowing down and with his age I’m not sure he’s gonna repeat his solid first half. I have him at CI and G.Jones as well to take that spot.

  185. Grey

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    @timSTi: Helton’s droppable.

  186. timSTi says:
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    Sheffield just got activated. He an improvement over FraGu? 10 teamer.

  187. Nick0rz says:
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    Downs hitting the Disgraceful List, Frasor apparently closing.

  188. Prince says:
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    Well now I’m really regretting dropping Frasor a couple days ago. Think I should make a move for Frasor off waivers, dropping either Lindstrom or Nunez? I really don’t know which of them will be closing.

  189. current rostered pitchers; whod you cut if any for rest of season? Thanks

    maholm, cecil, madson, cueto, bucholz, marcum and hudson (only 1 DL slot tho, hold both, if not, which one?), latos, matusz

  190. timSTi says:
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    @Grey: Ehhhh. Yeah I’ll stand put. My offense is slowing down so I’m getting a little weary. Another team in my league officially announced his players are for sale for keepers or draft picks. I’m interested in Youklis. 10 team league with 3 keepers. I’m currently in 2nd place. What draft pick should I offer him for Youk? I have Pujols at 1b, Chone at 3b, and G.Jones at CI. Youk could go to CI or Util and Jones go to OF or Util.

    My keepers are Pujols, Kemp, and maybe Johan. Have Figgins, Cano, Alexei, Werth, Cruz, CQ, CBills, Gollardo, Wandy as well.

  191. and would u start matusz next week, 2 starts

  192. SRM says:
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    @Grey: Which side would you prefer in a 6×6 with QS & OPS? Ludwick/CC or Haren/Fowler?

  193. Frank says:
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    Shields 7.0 innings into a no-hitter. Hey, if he can manage to go the rest of the season without giving up a hit I won’t feel so bad about where I drafted him!

  194. Grey

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    @Prince: I’d drop Lindstrom for Frasor.

    @matthole: No idea how deep your league is, but I’d say lose Hudson or Marcum. Flip a coin. Plus you have a whole lot of pretty eh pitchers, hopefully this is a very deep league.

    @timSTi: Trade your 2nd pick?

    @matthole: In a vacuum? No.

    @SRM: Ludwick’s side.

  195. After all that Rain delay Mark Reynolds getting the day off.

  196. i also have garza, wainwright, shields, harang, lidge, franklin in addition to cecil, madson, cueto, bucholz, marcum and hudson, latos, matusz

    want to maximize my bench spots with potential spot starters or cut them

    12 team 5×5 – start 9 pitchers

  197. Grey

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    @Elijah: He wasn’t in the lineup even before the rain delay.

    @matthole: You don’t need Buchholz, Marcum, Hudson, Latos or Matusz. Hold one of the youngsters — I’d go with Buchholz. Hold on DL guy — I’d go with Hudson.

  198. Ah, never mind. You wonder what kinda #’s Votto coulda put up if he hadn’t been dizzy for 2 months…

  199. john says:
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    Is Shields ever gonna get any run support?

  200. David says:
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    Grey, your use of pun is the best! Garrett Jones or Lastings Milledge for the rest of the season?

  201. Dad says:
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    @Grey: Was just offered Hill or my Kinsler, despite the injury issues, i should stick with Kinsler, no?

  202. Dad says:
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    @Dad: FOR my Kinsler.

  203. Adam says:
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    Schmohawk SP alert…Sanchez, the RZE, Cecil, Richard, Stauffer, Latos, VandenHurk, or go the Mr. B route?

  204. Adam says:
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    @Dad: In a keeper I’d hang onto Kinsler, but if it’s just for the rest of the season, I’d be very tempted to take Hill…how much do you need Kinsler’s speed?

  205. GTS says:
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    Start Brett Anderson at home vs Texas tomorrow?

  206. Dad says:
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    @Adam: It’s non-keeper and I’ve could afford to lose a few steals. I really just need help in RBI, Runs, AVG. I don’t think I can do it, but it’s quite tempting. Hmmmm…

  207. david says:
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    Do you like Will Venable?

    And please pick the four players you’d want for next year’s NL-only draft (given your pick is in these rounds):

    Broxton – 6th
    Mark Reynolds – 6th
    Upton – 6th
    J. Vazquez – 10th
    R. Soriano – 15th
    Wandy – 15th

  208. Adam says:
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    @david: I’d go Reynolds, Upton, Javy and Wandy, but even though I wouldn’t keep a closer, Soriano in the 15th seems like he’d be a good value if one of the SP completely craps the bed in the final months of this season

    @Dad: I’d go for it, but maybe see if you can get a throw-in to satisfy another need to seal the deal

  209. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @David: Thanks! Milledge

    @Dad: Stick with Kinsler.

    @Adam: Richard

    @GTS: Sure

    @david: Venable – eh. Reynolds, Upton, Javy then Wandy, they’re not great though. I’d prefer hitters.

  210. Adam says:
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    @Grey: Thanks…lose Juan Rivera or Pence to pick up Frasor? Maybe lose CJ Wilson instead? My OF is loaded and those two are my only droppable ones, and they’re usually on my bench anyway

  211. royce! says:
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    I was just chatting with someone in my 20 team league and he asked my advice about a trade that was offered to him (by an owner I thought was MIA)- he receives Justin Upton for his McGehee and Garrett Anderson. He wasn’t sure whether he should accept. (If I don’t win this league I am done with fantasy baseball…) My Q: would it be ethically dubious to make a better offer to Upton’s owner while the McGehee/Anderson owner is mulling it over? I think not, which surprises me, because I am usually sensitive to these things.

  212. Steve says:
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    I know this is old news, but I’ve only just got into typing position.

    Shields takes a no-no into the 8th and still can’t get a win? Is there a pitcher that’s more frustrating to own?

    There probably are – and I probably own them too.

    Struggling to cope…

  213. Tom says:
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    Billingsley and Millegde for Wainwright? What side looks best?

    Will Billingsley get it back? I’m trying to spin Wainwright for the right pitcher and OF. Wainwright is incredible, but Bills is slumping and might turn it around soon. I could get a nice OF out of the deal.

  214. Steve says:
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    @Steve: And now Correia’s gone in a tied game.

    Hating on baseball right now.

  215. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Steve: yeah well my stud sp,s are peavy hamells and bedard,and you wander why i drink

  216. Paul says:
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    Hey Grey, I’m wondering if I should drop Jim Johnson for Jason Frasor now that Downs has hit the DL.

  217. Grey

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    @Adam: Lose Rivera for Frasor.

    @royce!: Seems fine to me.

    @Tom: Bills side.

    @Steve: Yeah, sucks.

    @Paul: Eh

  218. royce! says:
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    @Grey: Quick draw!: i inserted myself into the Upton trade- what do you think of I give Wandy, I get Upton?

    20 team, I have Halladay, Wandy, Lackey, Wells, Billingsley, Richard, Niese, Matusz, Liriano, Cecil

    …and need power

  219. royce! says:
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    JUSTIN Upton, bee tee dubya

  220. Grey

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    @royce!: I’d take Upton there.

  221. Nick says:
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    @Grey: Jurrjens or Wolf next week. there playing eachother for the week…im thinking Jurrjens since Wolf had a bad start last time vs. Atl, you with me?

  222. Grey

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    @Nick: I’d start them both.

  223. neftali feliz called up; worth a flier over matusz?

  224. Adam says:
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    Kinsler to DL

  225. Grey

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    @matthole: Eh, Feliz is going to be coming out of the pen.

    @Adam: Thanks for the heads up!

  226. sorry….one more, was offered danks for lidge and madson? do you foresee myers coming in as closer if lidge continues to falter?

  227. Corey says:
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    Great. As soon as I acquire Ian Kinsler, he goes on the DL.

  228. Adam says:
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    Corey Hart expected to miss the rest of August after an appendectomy

  229. royce! says:
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    Joe Morgan just said that Matt Kemp is the Dodgers “best pure hitter.” I wonder how Manny would feel about that…

  230. royce! says:
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    and then Kemp goes yard… still, I think Manny might be a better “pure hitter” than Kemp. Just maybe.

  231. royce! says:
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    After the Kemp homer, Morgan added, “that’s why I said he was their best hitter.” So, no more “pure” qualifying the term. Just Matt Kemp is a better hitter than everyone on the Dodgers. Pure genius.

  232. Corey says:
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    Joe Morgan has no idea what he says. He just says things to sound like he knows how to call a ballgame. His remarks make me not want to watch any game he broadcasts. I’m surprised he hasn’t talked about the Williams sisters and their tennis. That’s usually a hot topic with him.

  233. big o says:
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    @Grey:
    if gregg is in the dog-house , does marmol step in to the closers role ?

  234. Adam says:
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    Did I miss something? Why did Jason Schmidt pinch-hit for Bills after only 83 pitches?

  235. Steve says:
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    @Adam: Looks like Bills might have tweaked his knee.

  236. Tom_Emanski says:
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    I was offered Utley, Jonathan Sanchez, and Lowe for Haren, Ubaldo, Buchholz, and Asdrubal. I need some hitting, specifically power. It’s an 18 team league with OPS and HLD, 3 SP spots. Should I do it? Or should I sub in Ibanez, Reynolds, Dunn, or Abreu for Utley? (This guy is REALLY hitting heavy).

    Here’s my team:

    Chris Iannetta
    Ryan Howard
    Asdrubal Cabrera
    Felipe López
    Alexei Ramírez
    Nelson Cruz
    Nick Markakis
    Andruw Jones
    Josh Willingham

    BN: Garrett Jones

    Dan Haren
    Josh Beckett
    Ubaldo Jiménez
    Josh Johnson
    Clay Buchholz

    José Valverde
    Rafael Soriano
    Ryan Madson
    C.J. Wilson
    Jeremy Affeldt
    Pedro Feliciano
    José Mijares

    DL: Frank Francisco, Tim Hudson

  237. Stephen says:
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    Grienke/Morneau vs Price/Hanson

    who wins? fair?

  238. Nick says:
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    @Grey: Start both Jurrjens & Wolf next week? Even though Jurrjens got beat up tonight? If I were to start both I would have to bench one of my closers (Jenks, Franklin or Hoffman). Since I’m going up against Qualls & Howell would you bench a closer for Wolf & Jurrjens? Which closer?

  239. Dad says:
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    @Stephen: Grienke side. Not close, IMO.

  240. Nick says:
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    @Stephen: not fair at all…Greinke & Morneau so much better

  241. Grey

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    @matthole: Nope on Myers.

    @Adam: Thanks for the heads up!

    @big o: Doubtful

    @Tom_Emanski: I’d want Utley there. Maybe sub in Dunn there instead of one of the pitchers, namely Sanchez.

    @Stephen: It’s not close to fair.

    @Nick: Start both, bench Jenks.

  242. Nick says:
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    @Grey: Also quick last minute idea, drop Alexei Ramirez for Scutaro, or maybe instead of Alexei someone like Bourn (who is benched on my team) Bedard or closer Hoffman…

    Alexei’s position eligibility makes him good to hold but i already have him/reyes so holding him would probably be a wasted roster spot.

  243. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Nick: bedard

  244. Nick says:
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    @Grey: or Peralta/Izturis instead of Scutaro

  245. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Nick: gotta go peralta,he is hot and batting cleanup now

  246. Nick says:
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    @Grey: Sorry to have 3 separate posts but ideas are just flowin and its getting close to bedtime….wigginton hit another homer tonight, too early to jump on board in 10-team and drop one of the people mentioned above in addition to getting peralta/scutaro/izturis to play over alexei…?

  247. Nick says:
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    & thanks Al Koholic always like 2nd opinions

  248. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Nick: yeah i agree,i like other opinions but i still want to here what our fearless leader says,i like wigg but playing time is limited,sean rodriquez is making the most of his chance this time and same with him,dont see him playing with vlad and hunter coming back soon

  249. Prince says:
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    @Grey: Wow, my team is falling apart. Just one question though: OF for the rest of the year — G Jones, DeJesus, Luke Scott, Willingham, Hairston, Sheffield? Thanks!

  250. Steve says:
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    @AL KOHOLIC: @Nick: I’m giving Wiggy a go in the RCL instead of Teahen who is worthy enough, just boring as batshit.

  251. Grey

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    @Nick: I wouldn’t drop Alexei or Bourn.

    @Prince: Jones, but not sure why it has to be the rest of the year.

  252. Nick says:
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    @Grey: Ok, deals done, who do you start next week Peralta or Alexei at SS ?

  253. Prince says:
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    @Grey: Hart is basically out, I think.

  254. Prince says:
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    @Prince: Hmm, forgot Reimold. Would you still take G. Jones?

  255. struggler says:
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    @Grey: Do you think Napoli will see consistent playing time in September? It might be a good time to sell high since Montero just hit waivers. What do you think?

  256. Tom says:
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    Hamels/Ludwick for Wainwright/Burrell?

  257. Tom says:
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    The other one probably wont work. How about Hamels/Ludwick for Wainwright/Franklin?

  258. Grey

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    @Nick: Peralta

    @Prince: Jones

    @struggler: Montero’s battling for time with Snyder.

    @Tom: Really about needs. I’d want the Hamels side, unless you don’t need an OF and need a closer.

  259. Bob says:
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    Ian Kinsler is causing me a yawnstipatiting headache. Since he went on the DL, I have to waive a crappy closer, either

    Mike MacDougal, Jason Frasor, or Jim Johnson

    to pick up a crappy 2B

    M. Izturis, Adam Kennedy, Howie Kendrick, Chris Getz, Freddy Sanchez or Martin Prado…

    I would appreciate the help.

  260. Simply Fred

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    @Grey: Hi, Grey. Cbills at home in rematch vs. Jurrjens or F-Her home vs. Niemann this week. A good choice to have. Any concerns over Bills hammy?

  261. big o says:
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    @Grey:
    vmart batting 3rd in the order behind ellsbury and pedroia .
    protected by youkilis .
    pretty sweet spot .

    if bay can be re-ignited (maybe all it will take is a contract)
    and lowell can stay healthy ,
    it’s time for papi to go .
    for the sawx’s sake , let’s hope this divorce is not lengthy

    count me among those envisioning a big up-tick for vmart .
    i hear what you’re saying about capitalizing on this euphoria-assisted value .
    and i realize every team has unique needs , but ,
    vmart or beckett ?? …. (12 team value)

  262. Grey

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    @Bob: Lose Johnson for Kendrick

    @Simply Fred: Sounds like it’s just a cramp.

    @big o: I’d want Beckett.

  263. Simply Fred

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    @Grey: So, Bills or F-Her? I only have room for one this week. Thank you. (Humbly, I like it better this way–asking you for direction, rather than trying to give you my opinion.)

  264. Simply Fred

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    @Grey: Done. Thank you!

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