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Brennan Boesch is hitting near .400 in July and I said he could be the biggest surprise of the 2nd half on our fantasy baseball podcast.  Let’s get in our DeLorean for a moment… Geez, it smells like sitting inside a TV dinner.  Is this aluminum?  An 8 track player?  This car’s top speed is 109?  The GPS is a peel-on decal?  Eh, let’s get out.  Okay, March Grey told you Brennan Boesch was a sleeper that would at least produce big in the first half.  Hey, March Grey, take Brennan Boesch and Howie Kendrick and go skinny dipping in a shark tank, thanks!  So, Boesch…and…bomb! didn’t become the catchphrase that swept Razzball quite as much as “Hey, Grey, can I drop Boesch?”  He did have a potential 25 homers and good average in his bat, but he struggled mightily.  His walks fell off the charts.  14 BBs in 326 ABs is egregious.   Last year, he had a huge June and July.  Maybe he’s not a 1st half hitter as much as a heart of the summer guy.  Whatever the case, he could give you a second half of 12 homers and a .300 average.  He’s not going to become, say, Mike Trout, but if you’re hurting at the end of your fantasy outfield, I’d grab him in all leagues.  Yeah, yours too.  Anyway, here’s some more players to buy or sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Ben Sheets – He’s liable to return more than a number three starter the rest of the way, if he can stay healthy.  That “if” is ginormous.  That “if” sits next to you on a plane and you can’t put down the armrest.  You show up at a party of 500 Tongans and that “if” is the second biggest thing in the room after the buffet table.  You hook up with that “if” at a bar and people will think you’re beer goggling.  Okay, I think I made my point.

Clayton Richard – He has cut his walks by a decent amount this year (currently under 2 walks per nine, after a ~3.50 last year) and he pitches in the worst stadium baseball ever puked up for hitters.  With that said (U-turn!), he has nearly no Ks and he’s not much more than a Hodgepadre.

Ross Detwiler –  Here’s what I said about Detwiler right after Humber’s perfect game, “Prior to the 2007 draft, (Detwiler) was considered the 2nd best lefty behind only Price.  Shizz got derailed, or Detwilered.  At one point, he had a 9+ K-rate and solid control.  He might be a really late-bloomer.  I’d prefer that than a guy that has never been anything, but had one great game *cough* Humber *cough*.”  And that’s me coughing me!  Wow, time capsule there back to the early days of the Internet.

Dan Straily – Leads the minor leagues in strikeouts.  Oh.  Wait, what?  Dan Straily?  Yeah, I had no idea who he was either.  He’s a minor league prospect in the A’s system who has come out of nowhere to post some incredible K numbers and he has a 1.09 ERA in Triple-A.  Maybe Straily was in the other room when Hatteberg was celebrating Christmas.  In AL-Only leagues, I’d grab him now because he should be up shortly.  In mixed leagues, I’d wait to see what he does for at least one start.

Bobby Parnell – Like Mel Gibson at a development meeting for a Golem superhero movie, Parnell’s pitching his way out of a job.  For now, I’d still own him.

Jared Burton – I imagine Perkins will see some saves…From the bench while Burton’s closing games!  See what I did?  Clever with a capital K!  Nah, Perkins will see saves…From the clubhouse after he’s replaced!  See that?!  Eh, they’ll both get saves, but I’d go with the righty first.

Francisco Rodriguez – Him closing games is like watching Marmol wearing K-Rod’s earth skin.

Steve Cishek – If he was closing for the Mets, Brewers or Twins, he’d have the job for the next two-plus months, i.e., he’s the best arm from these closers, but he’s closing for Ozzie.

Sergio Romo – You know that Seinfeld episode where they get stuck in the parking lot?  That’s what it’s like finding thoughts in Bochy’s head.  If he finds his car, Romo would be the closer.

Marwin Gonzalez – I love names that are obvious birth certificate misspellings.  “Sweetie, let’s name him Marvin.” “Okay, but should I tell the nurse ewen vith my speech spoonerism impediment?”  Marwin’s a pretty bleh guy in a lineup that would lose two out of three to most minor league teams, but he’s got some speed and everyday playing time.

Alexi Amarista – He’s got a tiny bit of pop, which is blooper-over-2nd-base power in Petco, but you want Amarista for his speed.  His name reminds me of Omarosa.  I saw a Yahoo news headline recently that Omarosa came home to find her boyfriend, Michael Clarke Duncan, having a heart attack and she saved his life.  Imagine the conversation she had with her PR person over this one.  “So what exactly did you do?”  “I called 911 and the EMT people saved his life.”  “Well, you didn’t ignore him while he was dying, so indirectly you saved his life!”

Josh Rutledge – He could be better than Marwin, but, let’s face it, put a glove on a mop and call it a cleanup hitter and it’s probably better than Marwin.  Rutledge could be Avilesish… Hmm…Avileslike?  Avilesque?  Speed, pop and a good hitting park.  At this point, you have to be slightly desperate in mixed leagues for Rutledge.

Lorenzo Cain – …Sugar! will hit for power and get steals, if the Royals friggin’ play him.  God is my whiteness!  Damn you, Autocorrect, you’re isolating some of my readers!

Anthony Gose – He’s got the ability to steal a shizzton but if he keeps striking out at his minor league rate, Gose is cooked.

Travis Snider – Due to the Astros and Blue Jays pulling off the most boring ten man trade in the history of baseball, Snider was recalled.  To pull off a boring ten person trade with any team, I figured the Astros would’ve had to trade nine guys for one.  Say, their whole starting lineup for David Robertson.  You kinda want David Robertson there and he’s just a middle reliever.  Let’s try another one, Astros starting lineup or Colby Lewis?  Kinda taking Lewis there.  Anyway, Snider had 13 homers and a .335 average since his last stint in the minors (56 games).  I’ve always been a huge fan and that hasn’t cooled.  He may only play 5 days a week, but if you need pop in deeper leagues, I’d grab him.

Casper Wells – Over the last week (while the M’s have been a road trip), Wells has hit the ball well.  Casper Diem!

Adam Lind – He keeps hitting bombs as I continue to forsake my own team and not pick him up.  I would really like to pick him up though… How did Sophie ever choose?

Chipper Jones – Glass Chipper has been hitting when he plays, which is a way of saying he’s always nursing something and missing games.

Jedd Gyorko – His last name is pronounced Jerko.  You ask, what kind of last name is pronounced Jerko?  The kind that will get you punched in the face.  At least he’s not a hockey player, or his name would be Jerkov.  With Rizzo gone, San Diego’s prospect hopes and prank calls now rest soley on Gyorko’s shoulders.  Here’s what our prospect writer, Scott, wrote about him, “Gyorko hit .365 in the California League, but regressed somewhat when he reached Double-A, posting a .288 average.  He returned to form during AFL play, though, claiming the batting title with a .437 mark.  Gyorko’s had nice power figures – 30 HR in 2011; 15 homers in Triple-A this year through 54 games – but expect that aspect of his game to shrink when he steps inside Petco, sorta like the eggplant I carved to look like Grey when I left it in the sun too long.”  Hmm, didn’t remember that last part.  Scott has been wisely cautious about pushing Gyorko, because Headley has been blocking him, but the Padres are now shopping Chase so this Gyorko could be up within the next week.  After seeing what Yonder’s done in Petco…And Headley… And Quentin… And every Padres hitter to ever play in Petco besides an in-his-prime A-Gon.  I’d still be cautious.  You’re looking a guy that might give 6 homers without much speed over the final two months.  It’s a’ight.

Todd Frazier – I’m losing patience/faith/synonym with Frazier.  He has 10 homers in only 67 games which is around 25 homers over the course of the season and better than a lot of other 3rd basemen, so my lack of patience/faith/synonym with him is completely unwarranted.

Starling Marte – Either the Pirates are going to call him up or they’re going to trade him for a piece and his new club is going to call him up.  Here’s my Starling Marte fantasy.  Oh, and his resemblance to another retired ballplayer is uncanny or Julio’s making another comeback.

SELL

Jose Bautista – He’s defied odds before.  In fact, he’s basically the oddsmaker and you don’t bet against the oddsmaker.  So don’t trade him for a hamper of dirty gotchies, but I just don’t trust a hitter when they hurt their wrist, especially not when they do it on a swing.

Ian Desmond – I was a bit blinded by his 1st half.  I mean, Desmond kept shining on and I fell in love with the bling.  I’ve got my weaknesses, y’all!  Not to mention, I’ve been waiting for him to actually perform for the last two years.  And now that he is performing… Well, he’s performing too well.  (<–almost palindrome!)  He’s hitting the ball better (lowered his ground ball rate, upped his line drive rate), but his HR/FB% is insane compared to his past years.   His K-rate and walk rate haven’t gotten any better.  He’s really more of a .260 hitter with 17 homers and 17 steals over the course of the season.  He already has the 17 homers, so what’s he gonna do? Hit five more and then give back five more because of too much pine tar?  If he had a 6 homer, 6 steal 2nd half it wouldn’t surprise me.  A 2nd half like his 1st half would blow my mind.  30 homers seems inconceivable, Vizzini.  I wouldn’t trade him for a used Sandy Duncan eyeball, but I’d explore options.

From Around The Web

  1. Abdoozy says:
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    @grey,

    You like Frazier over Seager ROS? Or at least as long as Votto is out, since otherwise Rolen is inexplicably cutting into Frazier’s PT?

    I ask because I just picked up Seager off waivers, based on his Razzball ranking, but Frazier is still out there and playing his home games in a hitter’s paradise…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold…

  2. Giancrowave says:
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    WHERE IS YONDER ALONSO IN THE BUY?!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… So boring I forgot him…

  3. Big Mac says:
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    Stream McAllister today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would…

    • Steve says:
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      @Big Mac, Doesn’t he go tomorrow?

  4. Mike Jones says:
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    Should I trust Tommy Hanson @ Was today? Pitching stats are close this week in H2H. He seems a little off lately

    Thanks for all help. You guys are the best

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start him…

  5. weezy says:
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    Would you swap k-rod for any of the closers in today’s buy? I have casilla and considering dropping K-rod to handcuff casilla.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dropping Casilla to handcuff Casilla? I’d own K-Rod and do in some leagues…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, I get it to grab Romo? If want K-Rod over Romo…

  6. weezy says:
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    Grey, Romo is the handcuff. Basically, do you like Romo more than k-rod?

  7. Tommy says:
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    ROS: Richard, McCarthy, Brett Anderson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCarthy

  8. jaw says:
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    michael young was dropped in my league. would you drop chris davis or lomo for him? 10 team 5×5 h2h

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lomo

  9. crock says:
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    Would you lose maybin or colvin for boesch?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Colvin

  10. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Lots of funny stuff today! And, I believe Sophie asked strangers for their opinion of who to choose.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! So what should I do?!

  11. Carnac says:
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    Julio Franco may very well be the original Latin (Fill in Age).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte is him, he is Marte!

  12. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Ha! Pick him up and encourage him. Don’t dump him right away.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It might be too late for me…

  13. Chillmodious says:
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    A Julio reference! J. Franco, straight to el banco!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh yeah…

  14. beardcrabs says:
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    10 team keeper, i called up Jesus montero from my minor league roster to add oscar taveras…

    now the question is Jesus or Pierzynski ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jesus

  15. Slam says:
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    Would you take halladay and butler for Reyes, Bruce, and Rizzo?

    It’s a keeper. Aybar would be replacing Reyes at ss. I don’t have a real ace on my staff…league counts slugging and obp.

    Thanks for your help

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t…

  16. mc serch says:
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    Feliz viernes papi chulo! Please rank Lind, D. Young and Boesch ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You too, Papi! Boesch, Lind…

  17. Mikey Boy324 says:
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    Grey Snider or Morales for util?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morales

  18. Mdgross says:
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    Hah, so Burton will see saves…from the pitcher’s mound. With Houston probably trading or dumping Myers, I should have Aceves, Frieri, Burton, Parnell, and Lopez on the back end. Shouldn’t that be enough to hold my own in a 12-team, Yahoo-standard-roto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… It should be…

  19. El Gato says:
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    Boesch or Matt Joyce for ROS in a points league……

    What u think señor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Boesch

  20. Dynamite Dan says:
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    Headley, Frasier, M Young or A Escobar ROS (Pick 2)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Young, Frazier

  21. Dynamite Dan says:
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    CWells, Snider, Boesch, Moss ROS. (Pick 2)

    Thanks for another great week or articles Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Boesch, Casper… No problem…

  22. Ron Swanson's Stache says:
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    Heartbroken over the loss of my precious Joey Votto (insert slightly effeminate emoji here..).

    Have Youk/C. Santana plugged in to replace for the time being. Hold, strike a deal for Lind (what’s fair market value, btw?), or Ike?

    Also, Boesch or Rasmus ROS?

    Thanks Mr. Mustache!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold… Rasmus…

  23. Simply Fred

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    With Lyon traded to TOR and Myers rumored to be on the block, isn’t W.Lopez a must add? He is 0% owned! (well, I own him.)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lopez, yeah…

  24. Wake Up says:
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    on Lind…the answer my friend is blowing in the Lind…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe

  25. Grey — With Lyon gone in that big little trade, is Lopez a better pickup for speculative saves than Holland? I have Holland now but Lopez is on waivers in a deep league.

    Also, I have Luke Scott as my 5th OF/UTIL option … but Boesch and Span are available. I’m in good shape for HRs in this league but need help with SBs and AVE. I know none of these guys is a miracle cure for what my team needs but is it worth making a change? Or do I just ride Scott while he’s hot and then reassess?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ride Scott… Add Lopez…

  26. Derrick says:
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    So you would recommend trading Bautista for any decent SP? Like Grienke, Cueto and better?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Greinke…

  27. Derrick says:
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    What about me sending Votto, Bautista and Matt Moore for Gold, CC and Felix?

    You like it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      In non-keeper, yeah…

  28. Bring the Cain says:
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    Two things:

    1). Please do not pick up Lind… The needs of the many outweigh!

    2). You seem to Prefer k-rod over romo based on your comments today. Is that like a 55/45 split, or What would you give it? Seems like Romo has more upside.

    Dude, Kramer carrying that box around was priceless.

    Cheers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      55/45 sounds about right… I’m sacrificing myself for Lind!

  29. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    8 teamer. Got Matt Joyce coming off the DL for next week.

    Drop which of the following: Belt, Aoki, Rizzo, Stubbs, Craig, Bruce, Joyce

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aoki

  30. rainbowtrout says:
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    drop Brett Myers for Storen or Romo? Have feeling neither are going to be around by the time Myer’s is traded.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Romo, but don’t love it…

  31. EK says:
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    Pls rank these starts H2H pts:
    Jackson vs ATL
    Blanton vs SF
    Detwiler vs ATL
    Collmenter vs HOU
    Vargas @ TB

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jackson, Blanton…

  32. JTR says:
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    You don’t still like Jarrod Parker more than Buchholz do you?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t…

  33. KonaRock says:
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    When in the world is Longoria going to come back? And what kind of line do you predict for him when he does?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe mid August and give 5 homers and some average and counting stats…

  34. Bernie Brewer says:
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    Tonight, start one:
    B.j Upton Vs Sea
    Colvin @SD
    Hosmer Vs Min

    Hoping for a HR!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton

      • Bernie Brewer says:
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        @Grey, You da man Grey!!! :)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No, you da man!

    • Prezii says:
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      @Bernie Brewer, good luck with one.. and be careful on that slide!!

  35. JTR says:
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    Hosmer against a horrible Blackburn or Sandoval vs. Worley, tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pablo

  36. FilthyRich says:
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    5×5 mixed league, need hitting stats badly. My OF not a strength. WOuld any of your Buys (Boesch, Cain, Snider, Wells) be worth dropping one of my OF? Currently have no studs, just five serviceable players:
    Harper, A Jackson, Cespedes, Craig, Rasmus

    Also have Ryan Howard filling in for Votto but could move Lind there from U and plug in from waiver wire. A few other hot hitters available like Ross, L Scott, D Young and Revere

    Which of my current players would you see as most expendable? Which of the buys could help most?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold on the OF…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ross over Howard

  37. Matt says:
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    Drop Colvin for Frazier?

    Who gets more holds/better rates ROS, g holland or M Parra?

    Gracias

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it… Holland…

  38. Peter says:
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    My second baseman was Dan Uggla. I just traded away Yu Darvish for Jason Kipnis. Your thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid

  39. Harkrider says:
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    Thoughts on Bautista for Kennedy and Ellsbury in a keeper league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold

  40. Jangle says:
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    Delmon Young, Lorenzo Cain, or Boesch? Need help in all catagories. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Boesch…..

  41. Bas says:
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    Hi Grey,
    Received this offer in my 12 team 5×5 league keeper league. We keep 6:
    I give Burnett, Swish and Motte for Duda and Phillips who will replace Beckham (You can say I need an upgrade there;-)). Still have plenty closers with Janssen, Valverde, Wilhelmsen, Cook and Cishek.
    I play pitch and ditch but have Wainwright/Doc and Gallardo as starters on m roster.
    Outfielders left are Crawford, Morse, Ross, Stubbs, Crisp, Calvin and Morales. I’am I better off to just offer Burnett and Crawford for Phillips or should I try to get Cruz/Bruce or your friend Ryan Zimmerman in the deal?
    many thanks from Holland!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try to get Bruce… But the Phillips offer is decent…

  42. P Lamb says:
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    Currently leading my keeper league 5×5 ROTO and have the following SP’s: Price, Wainwright, Scherzer, Miley, Garza, McCarthy, and Leake.

    MI is my weak spot with Hardy, Murphy, Cozart, and Amarista.

    I have a loaded OF, should I trade B Harper for Verlander? or a better MI?

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t trade Harper for Verlander in a keeper and you can get a lot cheaper MI…

  43. Prezii says:
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    Happy friday!

    ROS.. greinke or weaver?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You too! Greinke

  44. theotherwheeler says:
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    Are we buying Ryan Wheeler? Better than Middlebrooks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m not….

  45. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    I know you and Rudy are still deciding on a term for a player that gets to go to Colorado…. still pushing for Bichetter, but what about a term for a Seatle player on the road?

    Also, I read that Morse and BJ Up could be swapped, does that hurt Morses value?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doesn’t hurt Morse’s value… Any suggestions for the road Mariner?

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Doesn’t he become a Road Scholar? Or is that just for pitchers?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I always thought of that as pitchers…

      • Carnac says:
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        @Grey, Landlubber

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @Carnac, landclubber

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Ha… I like landclubber a bit better…

            • Carnac says:
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              @Grey, Landclubber is good, but if one doesn’t have the reference of landlubber, I think it loses something. It sounds like it could be referring to The Situation or something. I’m not wed to landlubber, but I do like the nautical theme. But, and there’s always a but unless you’re an alien, that would make the term specific to Mariners. Or also Japanese teams named for fish.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Yeah, you’re right… You need to know landlubber for landclubber and what happens when these guys are hitting in Baltimore, it’s not landlocked…

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Carnac, here the reference of landlubber is relevant, but both come from landlover, I think the term is to be specific to Mariners, thats the point. haha, the situation reference crossed my mind too after I wrote it. Yo, the Situation don’t do no dancin on boats, I’m a landclubber.

                Casper Wells is having a great road trip, he is a real landclubber.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha… Not bad… Not sure it’s completely clear from hearing it, though that’s not a prerequisite…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey, which one, they are two different terms

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              @Jack Full of Hate, That was to Carnac…

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey, ha ha, that makes sense, sounds like he has a lisp

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey, Land rHOde is one and Off the Ship is the other.

            I like LandClubber better

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey, Off the Ship, Land rHOde!

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @Jack Full of Hate, ha ha, that makes sense, sounds like he has a lisp

      • Todd25 says:
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        @Grey, Enjoying Shore Leave

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Todd25, I like that… Not especially pithy, but not bad…

  46. Bernie Brewer says:
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    Thanks for all the advice!

    Start or sit these back-end of my rotation guys tomorrow?
    Garza @ STL
    sheets @ WSH
    McAllister vs BAL

    Right on pace with my inning limit, but falling behind in wins.

    Thanks again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start them all…

  47. beardcrabs says:
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    you starting milone vs. the yankees tonight…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  48. quimmy says:
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    Was able to flip Joey Bats for Tex and Fowler in that league where you suggested I don’t take Crawford and Cespedes. You like that? Do you?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, sounds decent…

  49. Steve says:
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    Blaster and Commander?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, That would be good for something, not sure fits here…

  50. I need hits and avg….Boesch or Delmon Young?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Boesch, friend.

  51. Howard says:
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    Thought of a word for a Mariner on the road: a ‘Maroader’

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Howard, I think we can do better….

  52. Steve says:
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    Of course I dropped Boesch to pick up Beckett. What an idiot.

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, And started Bruce and benched Rasmus.

      • Tony says:
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        @Steve, i effing benched rasmus too! 1 for his last 23 i suffered everyone of those stinking ab’s, and that eff’er hits a triple tonight, in my 8×8 league thats MONEY…. so annoyed! how does this happen…. lol

    • VinWins

      VinWins says:
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      @Steve, He’s pitching batting practice to all the Jays in your lineup. They’re a team!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, You know Boesch is due for two homers today because he was the lead on the Buy…

  53. blaster says:
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    Would you rather have Casilla or Storen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Casilla for now…

  54. Braves Chop says:
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    Got offered Jarrod Parker for Derek Jeter who sits on my bench. What do you think, pull the trigger?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think you can do slightly better, but it’s not terrible…

  55. Alcesto says:
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    Yo Grey, LoMo or Snider? Amarista or Kelly Johnson?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lomo if they’re not a bench bat…. Johnson…

  56. smegma says:
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    Sheets or Masterson ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sheets

  57. DaddyAoki says:
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    How do you rank Sheets tomm vs the Nats? 1 being the worst 10 being the best.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      6

  58. DustInTheLind says:
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    would you deal votto, mcdonald, and cain for teix and halladay?

    or votto, mcodnald for kershaw?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      In a non-keeper, I’d take Tex and Halladay…

  59. DustInTheLind says:
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    I’m a dbacks fan and they are starting ryan wheeler tonight at third he’s been raking in AAA you think he is worth a look at if he shows something tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He could be worth a look in some leagues if you’re struggling at CI…

  60. nyydj2 says:
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    Brian Roberts is doing light toss and swings from both sides in Sarasota. He is attempting to rehab the hip instead of surgery for now.

    Speaking to reporters after the session, an optimistic Roberts stated that he feels real good about the choice to rehab and expects to be back in the starting lineup in about two years.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds like an optimistic timetable…

  61. Steve says:
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    Effing Cahill. Almost more trouble than he’s worth.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, mos def…

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, Own Norris too, on the same team. Jesus.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Dah

      • beardcrabs says:
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        @Steve, i got that same combo going…

  62. Carnac says:
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    Anyone know why Boesch came out of the game?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Noooo…. Wait, what?

      • Carnac says:
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        @Grey, I just saw the box score… Boesch went 1 for 3, the Lelly took over RF, then Raburn PH. Wha happened, Willard?

        • Carnac says:
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          @Carnac, Edit: Kelly. Not Lelly.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Williard lost his mind…

          • Carnac says:
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            @Grey, Mrs. Carnac and I were just talking about Willard. It’s not like he was in an elementary school parking lot. As Colbert said, shut those theaters down or leave ‘em alone.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sounds like you have an out if you’re ever caught in a sex theater… I agree though, what are they doing in there if not that? But, wait, what are they doing in there? They don’t have the internet?

              • Carnac says:
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                @Grey, sinephile?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  @Carnac, Cinephile? But why are they there?

  63. Prezii says:
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    Timmy looked pretty good tonight. Fastball was hittin 93 all night, even worked out of a bases full jam. His only mistake was a solo shot to howard, right after gettin a 5 run lead. The other run was on a balk where he fell off the mound.. cust Kayin!

    Im not sayin buy… Just take notice, just take notice..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gotcha… Yeah, he didn’t looked terrible, be nice to see him doing a few games in a row though…

      • Prezii says:
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        @Grey, i totally agree. but thats two in a row so the arrow has definitely moved to pointing up.. not like it coulda gone any more downward though..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I hear ya…

  64. nyydj2 says:
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    Jesus and Seager have pretty tasteless bats for home cooking but on the road they are Marinated and much tastier.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @nyydj2, Hehe

      • nyydj2 says:
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        @Grey, My two goals for the year, win my money league and make a winning contribution to the Razzball Glossary. If it was just Seager we were talking about we could call it Turn The Page.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha… Yeah, I don’t think that’s getting in there…

  65. Holmes says:
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    Please rank rest of the year: Austin Jackson, Brennan beosch, Shane Victorino, or BJ upton? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jackson, Upton, Boesch

  66. nightpandas says:
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    Drop Belt for Snider or K Rod?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      K-Rod… But different things…

  67. nyydj2 says:
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    Milone is totally dealing it to the Yanks right now. Just struck out the side in the 5th, 8 K’s, 3 hits and nothing else.

    • Prezii says:
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      @nyydj2, filthy changeup tonight…yankees look baffled. Still a medioaker until further notice tho.

      • nyydj2 says:
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        @Prezii, 1.03 era and 0.80 whip at home this year not counting tonight which will lower that a good bit more.

    • nyydj2 says:
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      @nyydj2, Interesting stat on Milone and his control, he has pitched 147 big league innings now and has yet to throw a wild pitch.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, looking good…

  68. nightpandas says:
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    Mariners on the road:

    Sea Captains

    or

    Captain Jacks

    • nyydj2 says:
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      @nightpandas, Nice, but I like Marinated myself, though I’m a bit biased there. Personally I think they just plain suck, period, and their road stats are fluke that are overdue for correction.

  69. Denis Payne says:
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    I was considering offering Hosmer and Dickey for Braun in a 10 team Keeper League. I also own Bautista, but after reading this article, do I need to consider Bautista for Braun?

    Maddog

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, I’d take Braun for the Hosmer deal…

  70. nightpandas says:
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    ROS:

    Maholm
    Griffin
    T Wood
    Collmenter
    Straily
    Blanton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maholm, Blanton

  71. Sam says:
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    Niese or Milone?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Niese

  72. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    In a small fit of rage I dropped Johan tonight. I asked Mick to throw in the towel, the arm is down for the count.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… I’ve been there…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey, I’m hoping that some one drops something serviceable for him and/or uses their waiver to bump me up…..wow that sounds like desperation optimism

  73. Lord Xberk says:
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    Timg looked good for the 2ndinjuries straight game…buy here or a the last chance for an owner to salvage anything for him in a trade?

    • Lord Xberk says:
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      @Lord Xberk,

      *Timmy and -injuries. Beer + smart phone = derp

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t buy him, too many pitchers out there to own that are safer… Depends what you can get for him in a trade if selling…

      • LordXberk says:
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        @Grey,

        Thanks, and sorry I missed the convo b/t you and Prezii above (as I mentioned, beer and reading the site on my phone), or I would’ve replied in that post.

        And, I’d be the buyer. It’s a 10-team NL-only keeper. Timmy and Barajas FOR Mesoraco and Arenado. Meso and Barajas are a wash this year (but Meso has 1 more year of eligibility at $5 or 2 at $10). Arenado has been very disappointing this year and has 2 years left at $3 (but, maybe not even keeper-worthy if he doesn’t have a great 2H and play well next Spring).

        I’m near the top in batting, near the bottom in pitching, and no one is selling anything. The best SPs on the market are Bumgarner, Lee, Wandy, maybe Cole Hamels, but the guy w/ Bumgarner and Lee seems to have a deal locked up at the deadline for Strasburg, and the guy w/ Hamels probably won’t deal him. And, Wandy is gonna cost me more than Arenado.

        In a perfect world, I’d probably target a higher quality, safer SP, but nothing is out there in my league. You’re right, there are definitely safer SPs, but not many that are this cheap w/ that much upside.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Timmy in your scenario…

  74. ManuteBologna says:
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    Can you rank Colvin, Boesch and Lorenzo Cain?

    Would you rather have Romo or Cishek right now?

    • Grey's da man! says:
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      @ManuteBologna, this was ranked above – it’s Boesch, Cain, Colvin

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Grey’s da man!, Ah… Yeah, there ya go…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Boesch, Cain… Cishek

  75. LadyScorpio says:
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    God is your “whiteness”, Grey? Really?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @LadyScorpio, What? It was autocorrected…

  76. knighttown says:
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    Verlander/Aramis for Latos/Rizzo/Myers (very valuable while closing cause he sits in an SP slot)?

    What say you and is it close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @knighttown, I’d want Verlander…

  77. Wake Up says:
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    Bruce Harper with some ticker tease! Not for my team though, I went Trout!

    I drink Bass.
    Watch Eagle vs Shark and Catfish.
    And my team may flounder but at least I drafted Trout, Seabass…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wake Up, Ha! Something’s fishy… Oh, wait, it’s my team!

  78. CleaningMyDojo! says:
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    For Util, please rank for ROS:

    Carl Crawford, Lind, Jennings, Markakis, Boesh, Soriano.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @CleaningMyDojo!, Jennings, Crawford

  79. Mennonite Sports guy says:
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    Some crazy guy dropped Gerardo Parra in that HUGE league that I am in! I am trying ot claim him off waivers for Anthony Gose.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mennonite Sports guy, Gotcha

  80. Jon says:
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    Boesch or Snider over LoMo or Belt ROS/keeper league?

    • Jon says:
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      I could lose Kendrick, too. Belt, LoMo, Kendrick and Berkman are basically an OF spot and 3 bench spots right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon, Boesch over Belt

  81. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Cishek or Burton? I’m leaning toward Cishek

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cishek

  82. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    I screwed up, someone already picked up Cishek. what about David Hernandez or Burton? I’ve heard Putz could get dealt

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Burton

  83. Bernie Brewer says:
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    Please rank these 1B/OF types for ROS: Lind, Hosmer, Colvin

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bernie Brewer, Hosmer, Lind

  84. Jon says:
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    Start 3 regardless of position:

    Berkman, Hosmer, Boesch, LoMo, Kendrick, Espinosa, Lind

    • Jon says:
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      Add LoCain in that mix, too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon, Berkman, Hosmer, Boesch

  85. royce! says:
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    Assuming Matt Harvey gets called up next week, would you drop McAllister for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t, friend…

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey, Had to drop him for Wilton anyway, buddy

  86. Eddy says:
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    Myers traded to White Sox. Pretty sure Reed is safe. But in HOU, is it Wilton or Cordero?

    • nyydj2 says:
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      @Eddy, Was just coming on to pose the same question to Grey Eddie. I just grabbed Lopez to take his place but I’m leery of Cordero.

      • Eddy says:
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        @nyydj2,

        I responded, but forgot to click reply so it came off as an indiviual comment.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lopez

  87. nyydj2 says:
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    Grey, in RCL would you drop Casilla for Lopez yet? Lopez will prob be available for another hour at best.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  88. Eddy says:
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    I grabbed Lopez everywhere I could (even there), then headed to FanGraphs to check out the two pitchers.

    Long story short, it shouldn’t even be close. The job belongs to Lopez. He has a sub-3 ERA and a sub-2 BB/9. Cordero has a 5+ ERA and has been a disaster.

    I’m waiting to see if anyone reports on the closer situation, but I’d be stunned if it weren’t Lopez.

    • anarchy burger says:
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      @Eddy, the contraian in me says its gonna be cordero.

  89. Terrence Mann says:
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    Wilton has to be the new closer, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I’d think so…

  90. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Lopez or Burton?, I don’t think coco cordero has it anymore, stuff that is

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lopez…..

  91. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    thats what I thought, already picked him up, just a little insecure about the move.

  92. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    I know you are a food network viewer. From our discussion of the next “star” to your heavily negative opinions of Robert Irvine. I have never seen your opinion of Chopped. Do you like that show?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I DVR every episode… I will admit to being about four weeks behind though… I love what an ass Zakarian is… And I think it’s usually way too obvious who’s gonna win after the fort round, not as bad as Cupcake Wars though, which I had to stop watching…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey, never liked cupcake wars really, I think its just dessert cooking doesn’t overly interest me. Jeffery is a bad ass, him and Scott are my two favorites. I like how people always screw up their pasta when they make it for Scott. Do they ever learn, or for that matter do they ever watch the show. There are so many mistakes that could be avoided by the competitors if they would just watch the show. Of course some just make dumb mistakes like not salting the food. Aaron is ok, but now that he has some Pancho Villa hand tats to go with his full sleeves makes me kinda laugh. The guy has some straight up gangsta tats on him. It’s funny.

        I do like triple D, been to some of the spots, some before I saw them on the show. The messed up thing is so many of the one’s that look really good are no where near LA. Outside of Mexican and Asian, we have some pretty whack ass food out here. Where is my re-thinking of comfort food? I just want some good ass gravy over some kind of meat or bread.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, and don’t serve Scott red onions… For the love of God!

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey, haha, so true. One of my favorites was when they had the all stars and that stupid bitch Penny came on and said Amanda Freitag has no idea how Safron should be used. It’s not like she wasn’t on Next Iron chef or anything.

            I saw this the other day, pretty hilarious, also check out part 2

            http://foodnetworkhumor.com/2009/06/the-worst-restaurant-names-in-the-world-35-pics/

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, that’s great… I like that site…

  93. letsgobravos says:
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    I’m a braves fan and yet I didn’t pick up Sheets on either team. Damnit. Was available for a couple of days after his last start in both leagues and I just sat there thinking about grabbing him on a couple of occasions but didn’t pull the trigger.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I grabbed him yesterday in my RCL…

  94. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    Holy Crapoli! Please let this be the start of a crazy ridiculous hot streak.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He owes it to you, big time…

      • Awesomus Maximus

        Awesomus Maximus says:
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        @Grey, Another?!

  95. Grey's da man! says:
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    Would you trade Votto and Rasmus for Trout? Is it a clear victory for Trout side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, take Trout…

  96. Poo Holes says:
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    Mikey Naps? The fuck?

    • Awesomus Maximus

      Awesomus Maximus says:
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      @Poo Holes, Hopefully this is the start of him making up for two months of nothing.

      • Prezii says:
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        @Awesomus Maximus, dont get too excited. He mashes the angels.. but ya never know!

  97. Prezii says:
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    Who starts today?

    Cain VS Diamond
    Or
    Rizzo @ westbrook

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo

      • Prezii says:
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        @Grey, luckily i wasnt at gunpoint! Haha i played rizzo so were good..

        • Prezii says:
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          Aww swizzlesticks, cain already got a ribbie…

  98. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    Would you lose Axford for Wilton Lopez now that the Astros dealt Myers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I’d do that…..

  99. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    I thought there was a chance Cain could get touched up today, @Philly, Howard is back, Saturday day game jinx….damn, gives up 5 runs in 6 innings and I don’t have the huevos to sit him. At least Sheets didn’t crap all over the bed

  100. ManuteBologna says:
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    Keep rolling with Aybar in the MI spot now that he’s on a mini hot schmotato or go with Amarista or Rutledge?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aybar

  101. Eddy says:
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    Francisco Cordero is the closer, according to an Astros beat writer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nooooooo

  102. Herschel says:
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    With Brett Myers traded to the White Sox, Francisco Cordero will take over as the Astros’ full-time closer.
    Cordero was acquired from the Blue Jays on Friday in the Brandon Lyon deal. He has struggled this season, posting a 5.60 ERA, 1.76 WHIP and 26/14 K/BB ratio through his first 35 1/3 innings. He does have plenty of experience in the role, however, converting 329 saves in his big league career. He’s now a must own in all formats.
    Source: Zachary Levine on Twitter Jul 21 – 6:39 PM

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, that’s annoying…

  103. Steve says:
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    Do you trust any of these damn fools tomorrow? 12-team, H2J

    Jar-Jar @ WAS
    Alvarez @ BOS
    Eovaldi @ NYM
    Britton @ CLE
    The Dorf v COL
    Lyles @ ARI

    I should be OK for Wins and ratios, as long as McAllister keeps up the good work today, but could get overtaken in Ks – my opponent starts Niese and Moore tomorrow. As I type this, I’m leading Ks 101-88.

    I have picked up Friedrich to start (as per the forums – thanks Fred and Co!) in Petco tomorrow.

    Should I grab one of the guys above to go with him, or maybe go with an MR that could K some guys? Holland is available, for example.

    Thanks!

    PS – Bruce and I are getting on much better now. That steal today was a big help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go with Holland…

  104. Wilsonian says:
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    So I tossed Holland out the window for Lopez. Then he doesn’t get the gig. So I lost Lopez for Burton. I could try to get Holland back in a few days once he clears. Would you do that or hold with Burton? I need saves with Casilla and Chapman as my only other guys.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold with Burton…

  105. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Damn, Cordero gets named new closer. He’ll lose the job

  106. TheNewGuy says:
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    So Myers is dealt, is Cordero even worth a pickup? Would have to drop Gregerson or R Weeks (bench bat).

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Or Myers I guess (though some talk he could take the closers job from Reed).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose Gregerson for him…

  107. Steve says:
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    And you’d drop Youk for Lind, right? (12-team h2h, OBP as well as AVG).

    And would you give Lind a run at 1B ahead of Konerko for the next little while?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Give Lind a run…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, And if Boesch was also available, you’d go Boesch over Lind, no?

        • Steve says:
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          @Steve, It would mean playing Konerko, but whatevs…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure, I could see that…

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @Steve, Sounds like ‘Addy’s still the man. I dropped Gregerson in the end for Cordero, cant see Myers hanging around long on my team now…

  108. Steve says:
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    WTF happened to Garza? He’d just got me to a 12 in ERA i the RCL. Couldn’t handle the excitement, obviously.

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @Steve, F&@k. He was dealing recently too…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What’s your ERA for a 12?

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, 3.424. Only .004 ahead of the next geezer. 11 in WHIP with 1.196, with the next best 1.198.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not sure if I’d mess with Friedrich…

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey, Oh. Different league. Friedrich is in the ol’ h2h.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              @Steve, Ah, gotcha…

  109. Chillmodious says:
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    Hi Grey… My contribution to should-I-pick-up-Cordero-palooza:

    Would you drop anyone on the following pitching roster for Cordero?

    SP – Greinke, Hanson, Anibal, Lynn, Milone, Cahill
    RP – Perez, Wilhelmsen, K-Rod, Casilla, Romo
    DL – McCarthy

    Thank you for your help.

    • Chillmodious says:
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      @Chillmodious, Wilton Lopez is available too, FYI.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cahill if you really need saves…

  110. Eddy says:
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    Best productive pick up in a 12-team OBP:

    Boesch
    Cain (sugar!)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Boesch…….

  111. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Pirates scored 4 in the 4th without a hit – and left the bases loaded.

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @VinWins, I feel sorry for that water cooler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, how many walks?

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
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        @Grey, I guess if you really wanted to know, you would by now, but here’s how it went: HBP, HBP, Sac Bunt (safe on error), BB, Sac Fly, BB, BB, BB, K, K.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha… Yeah, I saw… Thanks!

  112. Trevor

    tggq21 says:
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    Grey,

    Best option for Ks for tomorrow?

    Wood @ STL
    Colon @ Yanks
    Humber @ DET
    Tomlin vs BAL
    Guthrie vs MIN
    Alvarez @ BOS
    Lyles @ ARI
    Beavan @ TB
    Eovaldi @ NYM
    Turner vs CWS
    BRitton @ CLE

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @tggq21, eovaldi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lyles

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @tggq21, eovaldi had 7k’s. booyah!

  113. Steve says:
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    Holy Jason Kubel.

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, Just saw the highlight. One to left, one to right and third pretty much straightaway centre. And each as clean as a whistle. Impressive stuff.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Steve, Yeah, just caught them myself… Not literally…

  114. Jon says:
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    Keeper league: Latos or Papelbon+Ackley?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ackley

  115. Jon says:
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    Would you trade Desmond Jennings for JMac or Scherzer in a keeper league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would not…

  116. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    ooh doolittle got the save today, did anyone see it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, I was at a county fair all day…

      • Herschel says:
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        @Grey, Fried turkey leg?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I feel so disgusting right now…

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @Herschel, something battered and deep fried?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            @Jack Full of Hate, Yeah, I had a deep friend White Castle hamburger, so nasty…

            • Jack Full of Hate says:
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              @Grey, on vacation out of LA?

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                @Jack Full of Hate, Nah, it was the OC County Fair…

                • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                  @Grey, I figured white castle is not out here on the west coast, then it must have been the frozen ones, yeah that sounds gross. But the OC fair is good for you…lots of cougarlicious eye candy.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Yeah, caught a few in motorized scooters checking me out… Score!

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Grey, ooh, on a rascal with the Buick at home in the garage…nice!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      A Cutlass, thank you.

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Grey, a car that hasn’t been made in ten years

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Perfect, right?

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Grey,yes, because they got it when they retired….its an OLDsmobile.

                      I shouldnt make fun, my favorite car I ever owned was an oldsmoblie

  117. Herschel says:
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    @Grey, Rasmus over Boesch still? Need RBI….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go with Rasmus…

  118. Bernie Brewer says:
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    Starting Lester against TOR today or wait until he gets his shizz back together?

    Good Day vs night split, but bad Home vs Away split

    Hmmmm

    Thanks Grey!

    • Bernie Brewer says:
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      @Grey,

      This is a 15 team roto with 1250 inning cap, FYI, not a end-of-the-week H2H need some stats situation.

      Thanks again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bernie Brewer, I’d bench him…

      • Bernie Brewer says:
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        @Grey, Once again, you da man! Thanks as always.

        I’m thinking I might just need to give you my password and you can run my team! ;)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Will do!

  119. nightpandas says:
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    K Rod or Wilton ROS?

    • nightpandas says:
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      @nightpandas, or Cordero?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @nightpandas, K-Rod

  120. Steven says:
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    Grey-

    Adam laroche (2nd half monster) or Carlos Quentin for utility for the rest of season?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steven, LaRoche

  121. Schlitzy says:
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    Thoughts on wainwright ROS? I need an SP and could get him for either chapman or raf soriano.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d give Soriano for him…

  122. Prezii says:
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    Way to give it ur all lester…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Saving it for a late September push…

      • Prezii says:
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        @Grey, 4-7, 3 homers already…. And lester pitchin! Ha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, how about Boesch though? You get him in a league?

          • Prezii says:
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            @Grey, naww used my 4th and last move on cain.. got a deal done so i could play him everyday.. now i dont know what to do! grrr think im just gonna pass on boesch cuz i hate having a bench..

            • Prezii says:
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              And i only played one league this year cuz it was for big bucks and i wanted to stay focused. But all these guys are comin alive and i have zero room for them. Sucks!

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Yeah, that does suck… And so does Lester…

                • Prezii says:
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                  @Grey, it does. But my roster is pretty stacked, i feel like ive managed it well sittin in 3rd after starting out 0-3. And hey, least lester earned them all by himself! Haha hes terrible..

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Yeah, only consolation for some reason Rudy started him today in the RCL… Though he also started him in our money league…

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey, Got your boy on two teams, including the RCL where I got him back after I dropped him to pick up Beckett…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Very nice!

  123. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: may need a ss replacement for Desmond/Plouffe for next week in my weekly roto. Need RBI and/or steals. Who do you like best of these options? Amarista, Evercab, Ciriaco, Marwin or Rutledge?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      EverCab for steals, Rutledge otherwise…

  124. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Is a guy who is a regular starter, who is one the bench when his team blows up offensively a ticker tease. I have Lind today, he’s riding the pine.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Holy sit!

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey, no, In real life he is riding the pine

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @royce!, for some reason I thought holy sit was when you put a player on your fantasy bench, not a real life bench.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sonavabench!

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey, I smoke too much weed

  125. Derrick says:
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    Got offered Adam Dunn for Betancourt. I have Berkman playing 1B right now in place of Votto. I can make this trade and pick up Lopez/Burton to make up for the loss of Betancourt.

    You think I should do it? Is the upgrade of Dunn over Berkman worth it?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s not really worth it in most leagues…

  126. Steve says:
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    Losing WHIP 1.32 to 1.25. Friedrich probably isn’t going to pull that back is he?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t think so…

  127. TheNewGuy says:
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    Bloody hell Lester, 24.50ERA? Didnt think that was possible.

    Thankfully he was riding my bench, time to consider cutting him soon? Dudes been pretty dire all year…sometgings clearly wrong with him.

    • anarchy burger says:
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      @TheNewGuy, i’m releasing the piece of shit today. picking up freddy garcia. i checked the schedule. he has like 3 or 4 starts against crap teams the rest of the year. the rest are against the al east. bye bye lester!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I could see cutting him…

  128. Steven says:
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    Grey-

    Thinking about dropping Lester cuz there is clearly something wrong. Here is my plan with a few questions for you. If i drop Lester I can either add B.McCarthy and DL him but not sure how he will be after all these injuries or J.Garcia and DL him since i read that he is aiming for August 12th return. Also I can add C.Richard/T.Cahill/ or Z.McCallister for an immediate impact.
    What guys would you pick up?

    Thanks

  129. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    watching chef wanted but I can’t stand anne burrell, if they would of got Michael Symon then it might of been fun.

    Do you like Bourdain?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I do like Bourdain, but don’t watch him much because he’s not on the Food Network… Anne Burrell is Guy Fieri in a dress…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey, he’s a lot less annoying, she’s snobby

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @Jack Full of Hate, do you not like the travel channel or is your tv stuck on the food network?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            It’s stuck!

            • Jack Full of Hate says:
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              @Grey, need to find a replacement nob?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I liked her better when she was sous chef for Batali…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey, yeah, cause she didn’t talk

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, exactly…

  130. Howard says:
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    @Grey Nice call on Boesch Gray. Where I could get him he’s rakin’!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sweet!

  131. royce! says:
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    Will MIL force Estrada back to the pen when Marcum returns? I was thinking about dropping Wilin Rosario (I have Sal Perez) for him in a 14-team league, but he probably won’t be worth much to me if he’s relieving.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I imagine he’ll lose his spot, unless Fiers comes down to earth…

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey, Hrm… drop Rosario for Espinosa, and slot Espinosa over either Alonso or Kelly Johnson?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure, over Alonso…

  132. Wilsonian says:
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    What do you think of Moore’s start today? Turning the corner or just against SEA? I could lose Storen, Hughes, Fister, or Niese for him. I have 4 other closers, so Storen is a bit expendable, if that makes any difference to you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vs. Mariners… I’d lose Storen for him…

  133. Wilsonian says:
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    Desmond to the DL with his oblique thing. I need bats with him, Tulo, and Stanton on the DL. Could lose an SP or RP for Razzball favorite Snider. Who you cutting:

    Price, Vogelsong, Anibal, Moore, Lester, Worley, Minor, Casilla, Chapman, Burton?

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Wilsonian, burton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Minor

  134. crock says:
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    Who would you rather have for a bench bat: lind, maybin, krispie or snider?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lind

  135. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    lind

  136. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: Desmond worth holding on to in redraft leagues? Already have votto, Tulo and Stanton on the dl and no room to stash him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can lose him in some leagues… Not ideal to just drop him though…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I see he’s going to be out a month, yeah, you can lose Desmond…

  137. Jon says:
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    Regardless of position, who do you like most ROS: Sal Perez, Amarista, Aybar, Frazier, LoCain, Ruggiano, Belt, Alonso, Fowler, Delmon Young (No particular stat need, either.)

    Of those, who has the most value in 2013?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      ROS – Fowler, Belt in 2013…

  138. Steve says:
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    Would love a home run here, CarGo…

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, Ah bullshit.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        How’s the H2H looking this week?

        • Steve says:
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          @Grey, Looks like an 8-4 win, though a 9-3 would have got me into a playoff spot.

          Only 9 donks in an extra long week, so a bit of a power outage…

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Hey, a win’s a win…

            • Steve says:
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              @Grey, Oh for sure. Going to be a real scrap for a playoff spot (never missed the playoffs in this league), so I’m greedy for every point I can get!

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                I hear ya… Still have some time, hopefully get you there…

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @Steve, You know you can call hits, but never homeruns…never works with me anyway.

        Much rather watch my pitchers live, then get pleasantly suprised by by hitters box scores – like with Zimbo today.

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        Couldn’t consider dropping Lester for Detweiler…could I?

        • Steve says:
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          @TheNewGuy, Have to consider it, definitely. He’ll end up on the Disgraceful List, surely?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I could see it, sure…

          • TheNewGuy says:
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            @Grey, Question ended up in the wrong place but thanks! (Steve too)

  139. Bull says:
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    Aybar gone. Segura up.

    1. Amarista or Segura?
    2. Drop Skaggs for Cordero if you have Casilla?

    • Bull says:
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      @Bull, keeper btw

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Amarista… I’d want Skaggs…

      • Bull says:
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        @Grey, Okay.. Straily over Skaggs then? I’m in contention this year, but also a keeper, couldn’t hurt..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, that works…

  140. Jon says:
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    Are you starting Minor @ MIA tomorrow? Leake @ HOU Tues?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start both…

  141. Jon says:
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    Would you own Minor over Oswalt at this point?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, could see that…

  142. Jon says:
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    I have a minor league spot opening up here soon in my keeper league – could go with someone like Marte or Straily or someone with more long-term value like Singleton, Yelich, Odorizzi, Nick Franklin…

    Any of those names jump out to you?

    • Jon says:
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      Carlos Martinez and Matt Adams would be two more guys I could snag.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte

  143. Steve says:
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    OK, so Norris’ outing the other day was just horrible (probably cost me the WHIP category this week), but can I really drop him for any of these guys? 12-team, H2H…

    Leake
    Happ
    Hochevar
    Big Z
    Nolasco
    Harrell
    Correia
    McAllister
    Griffin
    Laffey
    Francis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McAllister

  144. TheNewGuy says:
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    Ok im finally calling it quits and dumping Lester. He’s had as long a leash as I can allow, enough is enough. Some pretty solid options available in my 10 teamer, just looking for a reliable backend guy:

    Detweiler
    P Hughes
    Kuroda
    E-Jax (back on track?)
    Miley

    Pretty suprised some of those guys are available when you cover up their names and look at the numbers. Which you like?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jackson

  145. Steve says:
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    A’s just can’t stop winning.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moneyball Sequel!

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, I was thinking about that yesterday.

        It didn’t win it for them today, but they’ve done a fantastic job of developing and/or acquiring really good young pitching. Would be interesting to know the processes behind all of that.

        Will be a great story if they can somehow make the playoffs.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, they kinda need some hitting though…

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey, Oh, no doubt. Can you see them trading for some? I guess someone’s wanting a young arm in return, though.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Can’t see them trading for anything really significant…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey, with the hitters they have they can call it donkeyball!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Jack Full of Hate, Hehe… More like Hopefully We Get A Two-Run Homer From Reddick-Ball….

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey, Seriously, there are so many donkeys these days with all the attack the zone pitchers. You should have the all donkey team at the end of the year.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha… Definitely…

  146. Horse says:
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    14 team. Have Espinosa and Utley at 2b.

    Was just offered Lester for Utley.

    Is it worth the risk?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  147. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Desmond replacement: Espinosa, Amarista, Cozart, Alexei? H2H, standard 5 cats + TB.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Espinosa

  148. Howard says:
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    @Grey I hate to drop Lester but a joke’s a joke. On waivers I’ve got: Buchholz, Fiers, Sheets, Milone. Worth the drop?

    • Howard says:
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      @Howard, Pretty sad realization that I own Lester everywhere.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup… Sheets

  149. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Did you catch the final of food star yet?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, just watched it…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey, I’m glad america didn’t screw it up

  150. Steven says:
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    Grey-

    Whats up with Colby Lewis? I’m hearing he is going to miss Tuesday start and may be headed back to the DL. Is he worth dropping for Mcallister/Cahill/Maholm?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d wait for more details on what his deal is…

  151. Steve says:
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    Yikes. Need to replace Desmond in a 14-teamer. Choices are horrendous:

    Bloomquist
    Valdespin
    Scutaro
    Marwin
    Crawford

    Yup, that’s about it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yikes is right… Marwin for now…

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