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Yankee pitchers haven’t been hit this hard since Ed Whitson ran into a Billy Martin drinking jag.  You know, Yogi’s always the one quoted from the Yankee archives, but Billy had some good ones too.  Here’s my favorite, “I’d like to mouth f*** that bottle of whiskey.”  Before the Yankees game, CC Sabathia hit the DL with an abductor strain in his groin.  Someone’s got clams!  CC is supposed to be fine to go right after the All-Star break, as long as no one else tries to shuck his groin.  Then, once the game got going, Andy Pettitte was hit in the ankle with a comebacker.  Pettitte is supposed to be out for 6-8 weeks.  At least he didn’t pull a Zumaya during his retirement and hurt himself playing Guitar Hero (or, more likely, Guitar Praise).  The Yankees’ rotation now has plenty of room for anyone the Cubs, Astros, Padres or Brewers want to give trade them.  I did the crossed out text thing, I’m a jerkoff!   Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Daniel Hudson – Torn UCL.  The writing on the wall says, “For a good time call Dr. James Andrews.  I will turn your joint inside out.”

Ike Davis – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 4 RBIs, his 10th homer and is now hitting .201.  Hey, he’s finally taking sophomore classes!

David Wright – 2-for-5, 5 RBIs as he sits on .357 and 8 homers.  Now doing around a 3 homer, 3 steal every month.  Not bad… For Brandon Phillips!  I’m kidding.  No, I’m not.

Daniel Murphy – 3-for-5, 4 RBIs and his first two homers of the year.  Leave it to an Irishman to double fist his deep shots.

David Murphy - 4-for-5, 5 RBIs, 3 runs and 2 HRs.  I wish someone let us know it was Happy Murphday as he Sonovabenched us in one league.

Jon Niese – 7 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners (1 walk), 6 Ks to lower his ERA to 3.55.  And still only 36% owned.  No respect!  Maybe because he had a teammate pay for his nose job.

Kirk Nieuwenhuis - Mets scored 17 runs and Nieuwenhuis didn’t play.  Holy sit!

Adam Dunn – 3-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 24th homer.  He now has 33 hits on the year that aren’t homers as he hits his weight (in 6th grade).

Kevin Youkilis – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs as the White Sox seem committed to hitting him 2nd in the lineup.  Beats hitting 10th for the Red Sox.

Jeff Samardzija – 4 1/3 IP, 9 ER.  That’s 27 ER in 23 June innings for Samardzjia as his season ERA has fattened up quicker than ex-coach Charlie Weis after he traded game-day tickets for unlimited Dairy Queen.

Ricky Romero – 3 IP, 8 ER, and his ERA is now up to 4.94.  Now has 52 BBs to 70 Ks.  Since Romero resembles LL Cool J, right now he’s starring on the UPN show, In the House, and about to release any song since 1995.  He needs to get back to his roots or star in some wack-ass procedural with Chris O’Donnell.  If every other Toronto SP wasn’t on the DL, Romero would probably be due for a trip on the Disgraceful List.  On a side note, LL Cool J hasn’t released a good song in 17 years.  It’s a wonder that Stuart Scott has managed to get through a SportsCenter.

Kevin Millwood – Left start with a groin strain.  I think because of the recent success of Dickey, a lot more pitchers are straining to be groins.

Jarrod Parker – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks to lower his ERA to 2.57.  The Colonel is managing to do OK in OAK.

Jason Hammel – 3 1/3 IP, 8 ER.  Too many chefs may spoil the broth, but too few Hamels spoil your fantasy team.

Chipper Jones - Hit his 6th HR of the year and 460th of his illustrious career.  When healthy (2/3 of the time), he’s now just fantasy replacement level for HR/AVG but he’s still above average in OBP.  That’s something to be Larry about.

Andre Ethier – To the DL with a strained oblique.  The good news is more playing time for Abreu.  That’s only good news for Bobby Abreu and the outfield walls.   The Dodgers outfield next game will likely have less homers on the year than Michael Bourn.  Their entire lineup yesterday had 15 homers.  The whole team is hitting like it’s in Endy Chavez Ravine.

Luke Scott – Will be activated today.  From the TMI Files, I had Scott as an Add with Lind as a Drop, but I didn’t pull the trigger.  While naked at one in the morning.

Ryan Braun – Didn’t start yesterday because of a bruised elbow from a hit by pitch.  He said, “I can’t bend my arm.”  That never stopped fellow ‘roiders like Canseco and McGwire.

Brandon Phillips – Left yesterday’s game after taking a forearm to head.  Who were the Reds going against?  Iron Mike Sharpe?

Homer Bailey – 4 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 1 K as he took on the slumping Brewers without Braun in the lineup.  Homer Bailey:  Slump Buster.  As Mark Grace once said, “A slump buster is if a team’s in a slump, or if you personally are in a slump, you gotta find the fattest, gnarliest, grossest chick and you just gotta lay the wood to her.  And when you do that, you’re just gonna have instant success.  And it could also be called jumping on a grenade for the team.”  Mark Grace’s views aren’t necessarily shared by Razzball.  They’re not necessarily not shared either.

Ryan Ludwick – 2 hits, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and 2 homers.  Weird, I always thought Ludwick was showing Quad-A’s.

Mike Moustakas – 1-for-3 with his 13th homer.  After the game, Moustakas said he looks forward to facing Dice-K and his gyro ball.

Billy Butler – 2-for-4, and his 15th homer.  Wil Meyers would’ve had a double homer on that one.  What?  Rizzo and Bauer are up, it’s time to hype someone else.

Robinson Cano – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs with his 18th homer, now batting .308.  He’s having a solid year, no complaints on him.  To recap my RCL saga that you’ll hear at least a few times more, ESPN draft software auto-picked Cano for me in the first round instead of what my pick would’ve been, Votto.  You can argue Cano has been plenty valuable, but no first baseman sent me searching for one early in Hosmer.  If I had Votto, I would’ve never drafted Hosmer.  And if I drafted Votto, Rudy would’ve took A-Gon.  I imagine my parallel universe self is enjoying a nice fantasy team with a whole different set of excuses.

Josh Collmenter - Will take Daniel Hudson’s rotation spot.  If you like the hittability of Trevor Cahill, you’ll love Josh Collmenter.  Worth picking up in NL-leagues.

Desmond Jennings – 3-for-4 with his 12th steal as he was lowered to the 7 hole,  Considering Carlos Pena’s hitting 2nd and Keppinger’s batting third and Brooks Conrad (just because he’s playing 3rd; he doesn’t need to hit in Longoria’s spot) is hitting cleanup, I don’t know if it’s a punishment or a reward to hit 7th for Maddon.

Jordan Zimmermann - Rewarded owners who started him @COL with 7 IP with only 1 ER and a Win.  Just try not to look at the  11 baserunners and 1 K.

Ryan Zimmerman – Another day, another homer.  I’d sell to the highest bidder.  Coors made Brandon Moss look like Barry Bonds ten days ago.

Torii Hunter – 3-for-5, slam and legs, 4 runs, 2 RBIs and Mike Trout did a dead-on impersonation of a younger Hunter robbing a homer.  Luckily, Mike Trout doesn’t have a son.

Chase Utley – Went 3-for-5 and HR’d in his 1st AB of the season.  Apologies for triggering any Opening Day flashbacks to Dustin Ackley owners.

Stephen Drew – Batting 2nd in his return going 1-for-4.  Apologies for triggering any flashbacks to just about every day for Neil Walker owners.

Anibal Sanchez - A completely blah start (7 IP, 4 K, 3 ER, 9 baserunners) but he got the win over the Cardinals.  Here’s the bonkers stat of the day (brought to you by Bonkers – the candy crazy people bought over Starburst):  That was only Anibal’s 2nd win at home this year and his ERA is nearly 3 runs higher (5.20/2.21) at the Crayola Canyon vs. away.  Call him Marlin Awayans.

Lucas Harrell - Shutout the Padres (6 K, 10 baserunners) as the Friars packed their home offense for the Houston road trip.  Harrell’s now 7-6 but his K/BB is Astrocious (54 K / 35 BB in 97 IP).  Start him in NL-only and Fantasy Razzball leagues.

Clayton Richard - 7 IP, 1 ER, 2 baserunners, 5 Ks but gets the tough-luck loss.  This was a rare quality road start for Richard who has managed a 2.91 ERA / 1.12 WHIP at home so far this year with an almost stomachable 6ish K/9.  Hodgepadre, thy name is Clayton.

Ian Desmond - Hit HR #12 in Colorado.  Shine on!

Ryan Roberts - HR and 3 RBIs.  Now has 3 HRs in June after 2 in May and 1 in April.  Looks like someone’s on pace to set the record for December HRs.

Roy Oswalt - 6 IP, 6 K, 5 ER, 15 baserunners.  WHIP-lash!

Tommy Hanson - Got win #9 with an okay start vs Arizona (6 1/3 IP, 5 Ks, 3 ER, 8 baserunners).  His WHIP (> 1.30) and K/9 (7.7) don’t scream sustainability but that’s what they said about Hanson and look what they’ve accomplished post-MMMBop.

Tim Lincecum - 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks in a day game, and as frequent commenter, Chillmodious, points out, “Have you checked his day/night splits?  I have not, but would venture to say that his disastrous innings all occur after 4:20pm local time.”

Irish Pirate Power - HR’s by McCutchen, McKenry, and McGehee.  I haven’t seen that many micks trot around the bases since the infamous New Jersey Fort Crawl of 1987.  “Start at Fort McGuire for Jameson’s and brews, finish when your Fort Dix is limp from the booze!”

405 Responses

  1. birrrdy! says:
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    FIRST! Oh God, that is so lame to do, but I just had to do it…

    Damn you Daniel Hudson!!!

    • @birrrdy!, [follow the link for comment-appropriate background music: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02nAH_oAjeg

      Perhaps he will return next year with an elasticine arm like Henry Rowengartner, unlikely saviour of a downtrodden Chicago Cubs ballclub and protagonist of the 1993 comedy blockbuster “Rookie of the Year”–starring Thomas Nicolas as Rowengartner, Gary Busey as Chet “Rocket” Steadman, and Daniel Stern as zany pitching coach Phil Brickma. With l’arm nouveau he will command the respect and admiration of baseball fans all the way from the gold coast to the I95 corridor; he will inspire peace and unity among the warring nations, eliminate cultural hatred, and promote good will towards all men; he will amass a prince’s wealth of ludicrous, ludicrious Ks. They call him “Elastic” Hudson, friends. “Elastic” Hudson of Andrews’ design.

      • JB says:
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        @ivebeenupthreedaysstraight, ELO(L)quent!

      • birrrdy! says:
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        @ivebeenupthreedaysstraight, nice! Groovin’ to that heavy metal…

  2. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    God bless Grey and Rudy, and God bless Guitar Praise.

    • supra says:
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      @Shin-Soo Choo Choo, department store quality worship, at garage sale prices!

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Shin-Soo Choo Choo, Ha! It must be expensive being a Christian…

    • L-Boogie says:
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      @Shin-Soo Choo Choo, As a youngster, I couldn’t wait to get home from Hebrew school so I could blast Stryper on my boom box. Little did I know…

      I guess song titles like “To Hell With the Devil” and “More Than a Man” were too subtle for a 12 year old Jewish kid.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Shin-Soo Choo Choo, Amen

  3. Mr. Duck Fat says:
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    Trade Stanton and Lynn for Kemp? Currently ranked #2 in a 10 h2h league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mr. Duck Fat, I’d hold…

  4. TheNewGuy says:
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    Believe …— can turn his season around?

    Which side: Belt/Revere for Morse.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Sure, I’d take Morse in some leagues…

  5. Melvin Emanuel says:
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    Who has two thumbs, a sweet soul patch, and a win from Jordan Zimmerman last night…this Guy!

    Even without Greys blessing, I looked into the splits and went with my gut feeling. Glad I started him but could have used some more K’s.

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @Melvin Emanuel, Was a wierd start, dude must be a groundball machine to not give up runs in Coors without K’ing guys.

      • Carnac says:
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        @TheNewGuy, JZ definitely benefitted from 4 GIDP.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Melvin Emanuel, Nice

  6. Curt says:
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    “micks”….a little harsh….Thank God us Irish aren’t as sensitive as other groups……Now I need my Bushmills for breakfast.

    • Delmon Young says:
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      @Curt, At least you’re not a Jew…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Curt, You sound drunk. Kidding.

  7. d2bnz says:
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    Had to do a bit of roster shuffling to cover an injury and now find myself with an open OF slot ….14 team league 5×5 roto, I have 11th pick in the waiver

    P Bourjos, Leonys Martin , Steve Pearce , Norichika Aoki, and Quintin Berry are available …..how would you rank them going forward ….Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @d2bnz, Berry, Aoki

  8. chata says:
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    @ Grey & Rudy :

    1) this crowd is way too young to understand how ‘famous’ plays into
    your header .
    best that you can hope for is that sub-consciously everyone has a sudden urge for milk and chocolate chip cookies , giving us all hope for redemption “the next time around” .
    btw , ‘bamboozled’ is so apropos … i say , i say .

    2) missing that a righty was on the mound , down in arlington , indicates
    (to me) that you are momentarily preoccupied with leonys , instead of the
    established hitter on the bench .
    all of your don’t-tell-me-”i told-you-so”-sayers , will over-look your mea culpa admission …. so there’s that … unfortunately .

    2c) rangers … pay hamilton what he’s worth , trade your defensive liability
    (cruz) , bring up olt to DH , and STILL you have too damn many outfielders .
    why ?
    because murphy can hit lefties !!…. you freaking morons .
    2c(c) …. and Grey warns ME about over-managing ??

    3) when told that he was going to start in wrigley , yesterday , samardzija
    should have told sveum to go fly a kite .

    4) moustakas / gyro ball …. nice .

    5) afternoon baseball games , today ….. yay !

    • chata says:
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      feeling more irascible and curmudgeonly than usual ,
      (just got done exercising) ,
      and remembering the good old-timey days , when every letter
      in the alphabet actually existed ,
      but still feeling young enough to “fly in the face of authority” ,
      i bring you this :
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9eWGdJIW74&feature=related

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, You give our readers too little faith…

      • supra says:
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        @Grey, am I missing something here, or was the headline pun in fact referring Amos N’ Andy? And possibly even Spike Lee’s film “Bamboozled”, that referenced them…

        How did this guy think you were talking about Famous Amos cookies?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You’re right about the title…

        • chata says:
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          @supra,

          was unaware that spike lee did a movie called bamboozled that
          referenced amos and andy .
          bamboozled was a word the occurred not too infrequently in their skits.

          no wonder so many of you are hip .

          but then again , it was years before i realized that someone other than the beach boys did ‘california girls’ .

          • chata says:
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            edit *
            that occurred .

  9. hankie poo says:
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    Id like to upgrade my pitching by adding parker but not sure who to drop. Who do you think it should be out of plouffe, lowrie, belt, kendrick and rizzo? Im an angels fan and leaning towards dropping Howie but the little hope I have for him tells me not to. Have craig as my 2b and use cowrie/plouffe for as. Have freeman/belt/belt for 1b. Its a 10 team h2h. Im thinking either rizzo or Howie. Thanks and any help is appreciated

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @hankie poo, Plouffe seems to have run his course, but if you want to lose Kendrick, I wouldn’t stop you.

  10. mcdub says:
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    16 team dynasty AVG/OPS/QS/K-9 would you give up Goldschmidt for CJ Wilson?

    • nightpandas says:
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      @mcdub, If I was offered CJ, I’d be running to get this done…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mcdub, Wilson

  11. crock says:
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    What level bat can Greinke land me? I still have CJ Wilson, Lee, Bumgarner, Lincecum and Gallardo to anchor my staff.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @crock, Nothing less than a #1 something….

      • crock says:
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        @Grey, Would i be better off trying to move cj wilson or bumgarner rather than greinke?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You’re not going to get as much for Wilson…

  12. MarkT says:
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    Can we just call Hosmer Hos Hog and hope the best comes out in the end – just like in every Daisy Duke episode?!?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MarkT, Ha… Hope so…

  13. Jamiehov says:
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    1. Thanks all for helping my decision on starting Anibal. Needed that w!

    2. I wasn’t expecting a sell high on Zimmerman? Cortisone to the shoulder along with Harper consistently in scoring position gives him ok value, right?? I’m still starting Plouffe but hoping Zimmerman has an ok second half so stashing him for now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jamiehov, No problem… He still has 14 homers over the last 700 ABs or something…

  14. Matt L says:
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    Might Ryan Zimmerman’s resurgence the last few days be due to the cortisone shot ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matt L, Maybe… Or maybe everyone looks like Babe Ruth in Coors…

  15. Ronkonkoma says:
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    C’mon Jesus! Get your shit together!
    Molina has almost 100 more points than him in my points league. And i just as easily could have grabbed him instead. Frustrating.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ronkonkoma, Yup

  16. Sea says:
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    Lincecum’s splits: terrible both day, night, home, away, sober, stoned. The only solid line is 2 starts against the Padres.

    Not sure why you were asked if you’d look at the splits.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sea, Well, it does say he hadn’t…

      • Sea says:
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        @Grey, ah the placement of “

  17. Wilsonian says:
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    Ian Desmond or Asdrubal? Fill in for Tulo.

    Plouffe or Alcides? Fill in for Tulo. Has Plouffe plouffed out?

    Can you see the different options between an 8 Teamer and a 16 Teamer? Ha!

    • Wilsonian says:
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      These are also both H2H leagues.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, Asdrubal… Alcides… Ha…

  18. TheNewGuy says:
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    Victorino for Rasmus, which side. Fair deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Rasmus, it’s fair…

  19. Randy BoBandy says:
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    Irish Pirate Power, amazing!

    Random stat, Rockies starters haven’t won a game since June 4th.

    Is Sergio Santos still worth a DL spot? Probably not.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Randy BoBandy, Not in most leagues

  20. The Wickler says:
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    I got an offer involving Irish Pirate Power…thoughts?

    I give: Desmond Jennings
    I get: James McDonald

    Is McDonald really able to keep this up all year or am I selling too low on Jennings?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Wickler, I’d take Jennings, looks fair though…

  21. knighttown says:
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    1. Harper vs. Cliff Lee. Who you taking in a 12 team daily league?

    2. Price vs. Det, Leake at SF, Johnson vs. TB, Latos @ SF. Start em or sit em?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @knighttown, Lee…. Johnson?

  22. linkinpaak says:
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    I think you messed up the Mets’ numbers. Pretty sure Wright had 5RBI and the other 3 all had 4. They only scored 17 so they couldn’t drive in 5 5 5 and 4 because that’d be 19.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @linkinpaak, Oops… Good catch!

  23. Paulie Allnuts

    Paulie Allnuts says:
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    Grey – finally conceeded that you and Simply Fred correct about Dan Murphy vs Cozart, persuaded my wife to cut Murph in two leagues, and now he hits two bombs. And I have Ike on the bench. Not the best day for either fantasy nor domestic tranquility.

    Wondering who besides me caught Enormous and Andy. Would have to be around 60 year, which tells you something about my age…

    Not politically correct, but pretty funny…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FMB8EkrHf8

    • chata says:
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      @Paulie Allnuts,

      great stuff , Paulie .

      fast forward a few generations ,
      and i could envision fred G sanford as kingfish
      and cedric the entertainer as andy .
      it’s a shame amos missed this bit .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Paulie Allnuts, People know Amos and Andy without being 60, no?

      • Chillmodious says:
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        @Grey, Quentin Tarantino is close, but still isn’t 60:

        “I’ll have the five dollar milkshake” / “How do you want that milkshake, Amos and Andy or Martin and Lewis?” / “Martin and Lewis”

        • Chillmodious says:
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          @Chillmodious, Yikes…just realized that Pulp Fiction is close to 20 years old. Good grief, now I feel old.

      • chata says:
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        @Grey,

        and all this time , i thought yours’ was an education that transcended
        your generation’s .

        it’s a been a re-mix ??

        “say it ain’t so , jose” .

  24. Dynamite Dan says:
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    I’m going to drop Storen
    Should I pick up Carpenter, V-Mart or somebody else…?

    And are there any great DL eligble players you are looking to trade for?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dynamite Dan, Cain?

  25. Sawx10 says:
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    Grey

    Would you drop Arod for Rizzo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sawx10, No

  26. Mennonite Sports guy says:
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    I simply cant keep McKenry on my bench again. I am starting him instead of Rosario in that huge league today. (2 catcher league) he has 7 hits in his last 11 at bats with 2 r, 2 hr, and 6 rbi. Maybe we get to see how that “bleh” move works out. ;)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mennonite Sports guy, Ha

      • Mennonite Sports guy says:
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        @Grey, I think I made a wise move. Rosario did not even play. McKenry went 1/3 with a walk. :]

  27. Miley Cyrus says:
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    Starting Nova today vs CWS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Miley Cyrus, Yup

  28. GT says:
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    Tyler Moore baby

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @GT, Hopefully he’s traded to the Rockies…

  29. Watson says:
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    Hey Grey got to pick 2 of these starters to go today:
    Bauer @ Atl
    Scherzer @ TB
    Cashner @ HOU

    I should bench Cashner but I kinda want to roll with the kids today and see what happens. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Watson, I’d bench Cashner for his first…

  30. Salty Balty says:
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    Start Jackson @ COL or Burnett @ PHI?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Salty Balty, Burnett

  31. Goldmember says:
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    Pick one please for the a DH slot.

    Goldschmidt vs Jurrjens @ATL or Dexter Fowler vs E-Jax @ COL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Goldmember, Goldy

  32. Mr. Rickey says:
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    I have Goldschmidt at 1B and LaRoche as a backup or sometimes in the Util. spot. Would you drop LaRoche for any of these:

    Belt
    Rizzo
    Willingham
    Reddick

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mr. Rickey, Nope

  33. Carns says:
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    Thanks for dropping Krispie, Grey. As you know, he now will go on a tear. Way to take one for the rest of us. More than just a fantasy baseball blogger, he’s a helluva team guy that Albright…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Carns, No problem!

  34. Wake Up says:
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    I’m not sure about the Pinta and the Santa Maria, but the NINA must have landed in Pittsburgh…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wake Up, Ha!

  35. Chillmodious says:
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    Brandon Phillips got the Lex Luger steel-plated forearm to the dome.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chillmodious, My bad!

  36. JMAC says:
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    Perkins or Burton for Twins saves?

    Thanks

    • Chillmodious says:
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      @JMAC, Burton is the righty and has the last two saves, with the lefty Perkins serving in a setup role that seems to have been dictated by a string of lefties coming to the plate in the 8th inning(s). I think Perkins has the better stuff, but Burton is not far off and will have more opportunities. Forget Matt Crapps exists for a second (ah, the world is suddenly a much better place!) and it’s akin to the Frieri-Downs situation in Anaheim–which, as we’ve seen, has slowly seen Frieri, the righty, take the upper hand.

      • JMAC says:
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        @Chillmodious, thanks. I definitely took the wrong horse in the Frieri-Downs situation and am trying to make a better pick this time around. If I’m completely chasing saves who do you think is the guy from here on out?

        • Chillmodious says:
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          @JMAC, I’m punting to Grey on that one as I wonder the same thing myself. Perkins was long thought to be the closer if/when Capps is dealt, but the “lefty” caveat still loomed. Conversely, I knew little-to-nothing about Burton until two weeks ago and now he’s seemingly riding pole-position for 9th inning duties with Capps on the shelf. I guess if you’re “completely chasing saves” then Burton would make more sense…but the “from here on out” makes this tough to answer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JMAC, Burton

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Burton’s a righty… When in doubt, go righty..:

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Burton’s a righty… When in doubt, go righty…

  37. Chillmodious says:
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    Day-um….the Doyers just signed Cuban Raftee Yasel Puig for some major moola (“moola” = the official currency of Cuba). I’d like to imagine that Paco Rabanne enjoys his fruity bouquet and approved the addition of this “L’enfant terrible” to the collection.

    (1,000 cocktails to anyone who got that last reference without using Google. A Diet Snapple to those who did.)

    • chata says:
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      @Chillmodious,

      hey Chill ,
      do you have a link to that signing ?

      thanking you , in advance .

        • chata says:
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          @mauledbypandas,

          thanks !

      • Chillmodious says:
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        @chata, Thank mauledbypandas below, but you’re welcome nonetheless!

        • chata says:
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          @Chillmodious,

          thanks to you , both , i was able to secure puig’s services for my
          dynasty team .
          had to drop jak-hu lee , but he was 2nd , in my mind , to
          billy hamilton , anyway .
          worse case , i wait an extra year for my shortstop .

          again , thanks .

  38. Dynamite Dan says:
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    What is your opinion on Carlos Santana? (1st place and I only care about playoffs)

    a. Hes a bum and this will not be this year
    b. hold on to him, he’ll come around
    c. hold on to him, but activly look for a replacement
    d. Hell of a Guitarist

    • Chillmodious says:
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      @Dynamite Dan, He’s become a black magic woman this season and needs to change his evil ways.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dynamite Dan, B & D

  39. Amish Gangsta says:
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    I”m in a 500 dollar 3 year keeper league with a 20% inflation rate. There is a limit of 2 players without MLB experience. I’m currently in first, and have built a solid base of youth – Trout at 2 dollar, Rizzo at 3 dollars and Bauer at 3 dollars (along with Kipnis, Castro and Freeman). Now, I’m moving on to looking at 2013 and slotting a few more keepers. Is it worth grabbing Profar at 1 dollar now, and hope to get 1.5 years out of him or go with someone like Skaggs, Miller who will be up later this year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Amish Gangsta, Skaggs

  40. larryjoefitz says:
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    Sticking with the Irish theme: “If anyone seen a leprechaun say YEAHHHAH!”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nda_OSWeyn8

    Fun fact, Daniel Murphy’s at bat music is the Dropkick Murphy’s song from The Departed. As an irishman and a Met fan it gets me pretty pumped up and makes me want to buy even more $15 beers at Metco.

    Grey, would you trade Reyes to get D. Jennings?

    Alternatively, is Reyes/Niese enough (or too much) to acquire either Trout or The Dark (Eye Black) Knight?

    • MattTruss223 says:
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      @larryjoefitz, “Shipping Up To Boston”? If so, that’s hilarious that a guy playing in NY (even if it’s the Mets) has that as his walk up music.

      That was Papelbon’s intro song during his time w/the Sawx. It definetly got the crowd rockin, good tune.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @larryjoefitz, I’d take Trout there, try it…

    • supra says:
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      @larryjoefitz, YEAHHHAH!

  41. Tim says:
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    Should I be concerned with Cuddyer? Avg. is getting worse…..Belt,hunter,goldshmidt currently on waivers
    Would u switch for any of the 3?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tim, I’d hold

  42. Jake says:
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    ROS…..Belt, Rizzo, or just about the same?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jake, Belt

  43. EK says:
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    Pls rank for a spot 12 team H2H pts:

    T. Wood v HOU
    Cashner @ HOU
    Chen @ MIN
    Happ @ CHC
    Delgado v WAS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EK, Wood, Cashner

  44. JTR says:
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    Start Burnett @PHI?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JTR, Yup

  45. harkrider says:
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    I have a few holes in my team that I am trying to fill through trades or WW pickups.

    SP – I am trying to trade for Halladay, King Felix, Matt Cain, or Lincecum

    I have hitters to trade – Bruce, Heyward, Rios, Youk, Allen Craig, Lawrie

    My thoughts are around trading Bruce for one of these SP options. this is a 10 team keeper league.

    Also, I’m struggling at 2B right now (I have Uggla). Do I try to trade for an upgrade, pick someone up until Uggla starts hitting again, or just stick with Uggla.

    WW options: Espinosa, Infante, Chris Nelson, Keppinger, Theriot, Ackley

    I would drop either Youk, Allen Craig, or Justin Masterson (probably Masterson since streaming for SP’s is easier. I just need an ace.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @harkrider, Stick with Uggla…

  46. tutuola says:
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    One owner in my league REALLY wants Kershaw and has made it clear that hell give up a lot to get him

    THIS IS A POINTS LEAGUE, next to the players involved in the trade are their current points..

    i’m thinking of offering:

    I GIVE 2: Kershaw(194) and Hart(160)(OR HOSMER (164))

    I GET: CJ Wilson(201), Chris Sale(182) and Rios(213)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @tutuola, Not good

    • supra says:
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      @tutuola, wow, thats awful for u.

    • chata says:
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      @tutuola,

      typical cbs points league that heavily favors pitching ?

      definitely good trade for you .

      • chata says:
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        @tutuola :

        and by typical , i mean :
        1 point of each K and each IP
        and 10 points for the W .
        ??

  47. EK says:
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    Ike or Dunn?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EK, Dunn

  48. Grey's da man! says:
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    Would you trade middlebrooks for Frenchy, duda, krispie young, or A Laroche straight up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, Frenchy or LaRoche

  49. Wilsonian says:
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    You think McCann removes his head from his ass anytime soon? He’s looking like an idiot out there. Decent options available on the wire like Salty and Rosario. Make a change, or ride out the shit storm?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, Ride it out…

  50. Hector Luna says:
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    6 man keeper league: would I be screwing a guy by trading E. Encarnacion, and Stanton for Votto and Josh Johnson ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hector Luna, Nope

  51. Christian says:
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    Your Greyness,

    Wondering what your feelings are on Tyler Skaggs and if you envision him being promoted this year, particularly with Hudson’s injury. 9-3 and looking to load up on potential for the playoff run… Is Shelby Miller a better bet for an impact promotion?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Christian, I hope so… Holding him in a deep league… I’d prefer Skaggs to Miller, they’re toss ups though…

  52. Jon says:
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    Start Cobb vs. DET Sat?
    Start Hughes vs. CHW Sun?

    • Jon says:
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      Oh, and start Milone @ TEX Sat?

      • beardcrabs says:
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        @Jon, (hell) no…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon, Hughes

  53. Was going to bench Anibal yesterday but didn’t get around to it. Come to find out he had a good game. Is there a happy opposite to Sonuvabench?

    Because of injuries and no one obvious on the wire to pick up, I’ve got 7 OF for 5 spots: Pence Krispie Cespedes Reddick Joyce Brantley Blanco. Who’s most obvious for trade for middle relief (need ERA, K, WHIP)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Miracles, Sonavatoolazytobench! Krispie

      • Prezii says:
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        @Grey, ha!!

  54. Hey Grey is is my offer in a trade I am going to make in the 10 player keeper league – my team sucks man

    Matt Harrison
    Trevor Cahill
    Matt Garza
    Paul Goldschmidt

    for

    Austin Jackson

    would you do it and I am sure he wont do it but I will try
    iwould you then do 2 or the three pitchers I have up there and which two would you want man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mr Baseball, I’d take the 4 men group…

    • supra says:
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      @Mr Baseball, I’ve never heard of someone taking a 4:1 deal… ESPECIALLY in a 10 team. But I’d take just Garza/Goldy for AJax if I needed a SP.

  55. nycs10011 says:
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    Glad I started Darvish on your recommendation the last time, so thanks for that one Grey. How about Haren @ Tor. He’s looked pretty bad out there.

    Thanks again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @nycs10011, I’d sit him until I saw a good start…

  56. Derrick says:
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    Start Edwin Jackson @Col?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Derrick, I wouldn’t

  57. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey, would you drop Morneau to activate Utley? Who could last longer?

    • Moscowitz says:
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      @Moscowitz, Sorry i forgot this one: Niese or Oswalt ROS?

      Thanks

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Moscowitz, Oswalt… I’d go with Utley

        • Moscowitz says:
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          @Grey, perfect! I love to have you on the same page as myself. Makes the whole thing a lot easier :)

          Thanks

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            No problem… Are you friends with Steve?

            • Moscowitz says:
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              @Grey, Sorry?

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                He’s from New Zealand… Thought maybe you guys knew each other…

  58. Dr Hocker says:
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    I think the new name is a Smardzija steamer. Wow. The Cubs were always the kings of the June swoon–but durn!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dr Hocker, Ha…

  59. Ian Hall says:
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    Would you go with Dan Uggla or Nelson Cruz for the rest of the season? (best stats)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cruz

  60. DjlanceRauch says:
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    So are we all starting Bauer tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      We are

    • Prezii says:
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      @DjlanceRauch, as macho man randy savage would say…. Ohhhhh yeahhhhhhh

  61. FromtheGreek says:
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    Moustakas eats gyro balls for breakfast! haha

    Who’s a better fill in for CSantana: Arencibia, Perez, Martin Maldonado?

    Thoughts on the new No Shake Shelby Miller?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t think those catchers are better options… Hopefully it helps Miller, but pitching prospects are pretty hard to predict…

      • FromtheGreek says:
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        @Grey, agree Santana is better. But as an injury replacement…?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @FromtheGreek, JP

  62. JLeigh says:
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    I am cornering the market on 1B in my 12 Team H2H league because people tend to overvalue them. Currently have Pujols, Rizzo, Ike, and Butler (who is 1 start away and currently my UTIL). What kind of strategy you digging here Grey? Try to flip a wanted commodity like Pujols or Butler right now for an upgrade, or let the waiver pickups marinate on the bench then try and flip in a couple weeks? As an example, one guy has LaHair as his current 1B, and I know he’s going to want someone else.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends what you can get for Pujols and what you need…

      • JLeigh says:
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        @Grey,

        C- M Montero
        1B- Pujols
        2B- Altuve (Zobrist right now)
        3B- Panda
        SS- Castro
        OF- Stanton
        OF- Beltran
        OF- Ichiro
        UTIL- Butler
        BE- Rizzo
        BE- Ike

        SP- C Lee
        SP- Gallardo
        SP- J Zimm
        SP- J McDonald
        SP- Fister
        SP- Bauer
        SP- Liriano
        SP- Lohse
        RP- Parnell
        RP- Perkins

        Currently in 1st, obviously lacking the saves dept. (I punted in the beginning by selling off Mariano and Capps for Castro). Any obvious upgrades that come to mind besides that? I was thinking Ichiro could turn into Bourn somehow…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @JLeigh, Rizzo and Ichiro for Bourn?

          • JLeigh says:
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            @Grey, Exactly what I was thinking! The guy that has LaHair has Bourn. On another note, you think this staff can hold up ROS?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, it looks like it should be okay…

              • JLeigh says:
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                @Grey, Much Appreciated as always ol’ wise mustachioed Grey

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem… My mustache is here for you, friend.

  63. LobBall says:
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    BJ Upton has been dropped in my league. Is he worth a grab? Hate to give up any power. I could drop Plouffe, Q. Berry, Jay, or Stubbs.

    • Carnac says:
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      @LobBall, I like BJ over Berry & Jay in the OF.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose Plouffe for him

  64. Is Scherzer a start tonight @TAM? He’s been looking better lately … which is usually around the time he blows up. In this 14-team redraft roto league league I need Ws the most and ERA the second most.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gotta start him… Rays Ks a lot…

  65. JoeBoo says:
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    @Grudy-
    Trade Dunn for Cain? I have Kemp and Howard coming back in a few weeks and need pitching help. In the meantime, I can plug Alvarez into my corner infidel spot….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Cain

  66. Carnac says:
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    Who will have more HR between now and the ASB?

    All LAD OFs

    vs.

    Adrian Gonzalez & Mark Reynolds

    Could be a push.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taking Donkey and Gon…

      • Carnac says:
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        @Grey, How’s your self-help ebook, “Grey AllRight: The Power of Positive Thinking,” coming along?

        I loved your recent columns in O Magazine… “A Million Little Hosmers,” “Zimm’s Come Undone” and “The Corrections.”

        • Carnac says:
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          Donkey Soup for the Soul

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I was dropped by my publisher but I know someone else out there is bound to understand me!

          • Carnac says:
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            @Grey, That’s the right attitude!

      • Chillmodious says:
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        @Grey, I hate Mini with the intensity of a thousand suns. I dropped him yesterday and loved it more than red skittles. I then bought a bag of skittles, picked out all the red ones, and stuffed them in my mouth all at once just to complete the moment. I loathe him. So much so, I actually lurthe him much in the way Woody Allen lurves instead of loves. When he hits his next home run, I will be happy that some other sap in my league could be on the verge of picking him up for the subsequent week of ineptitude. I wouldn’t piss on him if he were on fire. /end rant

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          We did have a nice 2009!

          • Chillmodious says:
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            @Grey, He’s dead to me now. It’s as though 2009 never existed, or as one might paraphrase Marcus Aurelius from ‘Gladiator’:

            “There was once a dream that was [2009 Mini Donkey]. You could only whisper it. Anything more than a whisper and it would vanish… it was so fragile. And I fear that it will not survive the winter.”

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              If he could cut his 30% K-rate, the stars and the moon!

        • Carnac says:
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          @Chillmodious, Luff the rant!

  67. knighttown says:
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    Earlier question…Josh Johnson is not playing in Tampa…it’s Philly and its at home.

    So, start Johnson vs. Philly, Leake and Latos @ SF and Price vs. Detroit?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start them all…

  68. OaktownSteve says:
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    Here’s one of those awkward but nevertheless impressive stats: Jarod Parker is the first pitcher to allow 2 or fewer runs in 9 of his first 12 Major League starts since Dwight Gooden.

    Speaking of cocaine, I like what Richard Pryor said about it. “I didn’t know it was addictive. I had friends who were snorting it everyday for 10 years, and they weren’t hooked…”

    • Chillmodious says:
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      @OaktownSteve, Ha, Pryor was great! Loved his line after Leon Spinks was arrested for possessing $5 worth: “have you ever seen five dollars worth of cocaine? five dollars worth of cocaine blows away when you open up the paper…”

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Chillmodious, Pryor was good, man. So good.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        That’s great too… Damn… Too young…

      • Dr Hocker says:
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        @Chillmodious, had a buddy a couple decades ago who was a pro fighter in LA–i guess Jerry Buss helped sponsor him and he used to live with Brenda Vaccaro(doubt if many of you have heard of her) for what that’s worth…but anyhoo. He got to hang with Pryor a few times and they’d be in limos and chicks would be snorting bumps off their johnsons from what he told me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Great quote!

  69. LagunaBobbyI says:
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    @Grey….in my 10 team league, someone dropped rickie weeks. ive been dealing with a pretty putrid revolving door spot at middle infield all year, lately has been filled with the likes of either alexei ram, gordon beck or alcides escobar. should i be running to the waiver wire to pick up weeks based on his potential? or just avoid the headache and stick with the mediocre but steady alexei/alcides types?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go with Weeks over Alexei

  70. NyJacobs says:
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    kipnis and zobrist for my braun?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Braun

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Braun …

  71. Bernie Brewer says:
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    Please rank ROS: Cashner, Bauer, Liriano.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bauer, Cashner

  72. Prezii says:
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    Who dropped zobrist monday? Who comes a homer shy of the cycle on wednesday? With three ribbies! FMFB….Wait no, FMFBBBZ….

    • Prezii says:
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      I shouldnt have dropped him… He obviously reads razzball and was pissed i dropped him for rizzo… So he had to prove a point!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice…

  73. Pine Tar Incident says:
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    The FISH. Been offered one of Adrian Gonzalez, Dread Pirate, or DLEllsbury for Trout (12 team, 4 keeps, 5X5, other keepers are Swiggy, Kemp, and Reyes/Kershaw). Any of those guys worth it? Is Trout already a better keeper than all of them? Or am I just going crazy due to his fast start and sweet grab last night?!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pine Tar Incident, I’d hold Trout in a keeper…

  74. Wilsonian says:
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    You said Alcides over Plouffe earlier. With this team, is Plouffe the one to go plouffe in the toilet?

    C: Doumit
    1B: Reynolds
    2B: Kipnis
    3B: Lawrie
    SS: Plouffe
    OF: A.Jones
    OF: Giancarlo
    OF: Stubbs
    UTIL: Middlebrooks
    UTIL: Belt
    BN: Lind
    BN: Quentin
    DL: Tulo

    H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS (on base plus slugging)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold Plouffe for now with OPS…

  75. Wilsonian says:
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    In an addendum to my previous question in #74…

    Or, would you trade one of these closers: J.Johnson, Casilla, Chapman for Ian Desmond?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup… Johnson or Casilla…

  76. Trevor

    Tggq21 says:
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    Start Goldy over Middlebrooks tonight for Utility spot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would BnY

  77. B.o.B says:
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    Matthew Berry wrote a new article and in it he says Carlos Lee is 95% owned in ESPN standard leagues…riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight

    To compare, Yahoo says 50%

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, ESPN’s ownership numbers are kinda crackers…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @B.o.B, I stopped reading after the first Megan Fox mention, so got one sentence in…

  78. Azt says:
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    Please rank ROS.

    Belt, Ike, Reynolds, Goldschmidt

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Belt, Goldy

  79. Salty Balty says:
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    Hey man . . . thanks for the advice re: Burnett and Jackson. Burnett put together a solid start and Jackson is getting shelled. Spot on brotha!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

  80. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Keeper, offer Votto (can’t be kept) for Trout (who’d be affordable for the next 5 yrs at least)? Would shift Ortiz to 1B and plug Trout in at Util. Seems like a no-brainer, but it’s so hard to consider parting with Joey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, sounds good for the keeper…

  81. Knighttown says:
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    Last place guy just gave the 4th place guy this trade in my 12 team, daily non-keeper:

    Gave:
    -Bautista
    -F-Her
    -Romo
    -Bell
    -Farnsworth

    Gets:
    -Kendrys
    -Pierre
    -Papelbon
    -Jim Johnson
    -Quentin

    Collusion or idiocy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Both?

    • chata says:
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      @Knighttown,

      in-breeding .

    • Prezii says:
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      @Knighttown, that’s a clown trade, bro!

  82. Its sad man Austin Jackson is one of my 10 keepers

    for me to make this trade I would need 2 possible keepers in return but I have a funny feeling my glass could end up empty here

    anyone have some manlove for Goldberg or Alverez

    Paul Goldschmidt – Mr minor league 2011
    Pedro Alvarez – stike out king with 14 homeruns
    Trevor Cahill – here today maybe gone tommorrow

    for

    Austin Jackson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not worth it

  83. Grey -

    in a 6×6 (ops), redraft — please choose 2 of these 4 to rotate from Util/Bench in a weekly league. Looking for best all around stats:

    Tyler Moore – when does Werth return? Kid looks dialed in, granted at Coors.
    Tyler Colvin – ABs tough to comeby, but seems to get his weekly. If anyone gets injured (Helton, etc), he’s a great add.
    Adam Lind – platooning currently.
    Norichi Aoki – starting, hitting and not relenting.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @El Burro, Aoki, Moore

      • @Grey, word. Im trying to figure out how I can roster Colvin, candidly.

        I just think his bat is too good to sit expecially at home

  84. Alcesto says:
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    Yo Grey, you dropping any of these schmucks to pick up Luke Scott:

    Logan Morrison
    ‘Los Lee
    Krispie Young

    What’s the deepest league you’d start Sherzer against the Rays? 16 team mixer? 12 team AL- only? Certainly not a 12 team mixer, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alcesto, Lee… I’d start Scherzer if I really needed Ks…

  85. chata says:
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    finally , desmond joins the party .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Very nice…

  86. Steve says:
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    Hmmmm. You’ve been great today CarGo, but I was hoping for a little more there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Steve’s tough!

  87. Steve says:
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    I’m in a tough matchup.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      And how’s it going?

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, 6-6. Close in all categories except Wins and Ks where I’m well behind.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn, it is close…

  88. later tater says:
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    heard peter king is putting a barbed wire fence around his house…something about 2 crazed baseball stalkers

    just kiddin’

    need help, fighting for k’s and maybe w’s in h2h league

    please help me pick a streamer for tomorrow from this steaming pile of zimmermans:

    e santana at toronto
    harang home v. mets
    detwiler at braves
    lowe at balto
    m leake at giants
    noesi home v bos
    quintana at yankees

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Leake…

  89. JerryD says:
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    Anyone heard the outlook for Utley? Didnt start today is that supposed to be temporary or permanent? If he’s lackin’ in AB’s is it worth movin him for say Altuve… Kendrick… Espinosa?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Altuve or Espinosa…

  90. aj says:
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    13 team 5×5 roto with OF spots. who do drop?
    wiggy, duda, belt

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wiggy

  91. aj says:
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    13 team 5×5 roto with 5 OF spots. who do drop?
    wiggy, duda, belt

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wiggy, friend

  92. Carnac says:
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    A: 5 Ks in 3 IP.

    Q: Say something nice about Edwin’s start at Coors.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      ha!

  93. Cheese says:
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    Sorry for the gross question. 8×8 16 team league (H, BB, SLG), need 2 guys for production since there is no bench, so at bats are pretty important. Pick 2 from: Presley, Dobbs, Hafner (returning from DL in a couple of days)

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hafner, Presley

  94. Wilsonian says:
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    Dammit Desmond. You’re really making me want to drop Ass-dribble for you! Quit it!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe… Don’t look!

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, haha…I have an addiction to looking at my watch list incessantly…it’s not good for my itchy trigger finger!

  95. Arnold says:
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    @Grey-

    Granderson or Adam Jones for 6×6 with OPS?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones

      • Arnold says:
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        @Grey,

        Thanks Grey. I have an offer to acquire either of these bats for Bumgarner or CJ. I’m leaning towards trading CJ for Jones. Have a problem with that?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t, no…

  96. Steve says:
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    Scutaro, you useless bastard. Could have used a cheap Betancourt win there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would’ve enjoyed that, as well…

  97. Wilsonian says:
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    Took your advice and dealt Jim Johnson for Ian Desmond (yes, I have a mancrush in not one, but two leagues). This leaves me with a lineup that looks like this:

    C: Doumit
    1B: Reynolds
    2B: Kipnis
    3B: Lawrie
    SS: Desmond
    OF: A.Jones
    OF: Giancarlo
    OF: Stubbs
    UTIL: Belt
    UTIL: Middlebrooks
    BN: Quentin
    BN: Plouffe
    BN: Lind
    DL: Tulo

    My two closers left are Casilla and Chapman. I’d like to carry three, if I could and no one is available (even guys like Burton and Parnell are gone). I’m targeting low tier guys like Cook and Wilhelmsen. Would you deal any of Quentin, Plouffe, or Mini Donkey for one of those guys? What about for someone like Ernesto or Clippard? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d deal Quentin, Donkey or Plouffe for Cook… In reverse order…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, So you’d deal Plouffe for Cook first, then Donkey, then Quentin? Any of them for Wilhelmsen?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d do them for Wilhelmsen too, but Cook first… Yes, Plouffe first…

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Grey, thanks. Turned down the offer of Plouffe, so I offered Reynolds. Still have a offer of Plouffe out there for Wilhelmsen.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Cool

  98. mauledbypandas says:
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    I think the MASN announcers for the Nats need some pom poms. I’m all for liking the home team, but this is over the top!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, they’re big homers…

      • mauledbypandas says:
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        @Grey, Espinosa has such a long swing. I like the guy, but man he is never going to hit above .260

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, probably not…

  99. TheNewGuy says:
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    She gone! 1st batter K’d by Bauer.

    Man the similarity to Lincecum is uncanny, its like we’ve gone back in time 6 years…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      And I read this at 4:20, things are weird…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I mean saw the K… Not a time traveler…

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @Grey, Ha…nah the delays probably just me.

        • TheNewGuy says:
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          @TheNewGuy, Gotta reach me all the way over in England after all!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He looks really good…

    • Prezii says:
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      @TheNewGuy, and workin outta jams.. its bauer hour baby!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        He looked good in that jam… Painting the corners and everything…

        • TheNewGuy says:
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          @Grey, He’s just fun to watch.

          Love watching these young studs come up and showing off their great stuff. The hitters have never seen him so they’re often made to look downright silly early on.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yeah, he’s definitely throwing gas, not always sure he knows where it’s going…

            • TheNewGuy says:
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              @Grey, yeah struggling big time right now.

              Phew got outta it.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                His control is wonky at times, for sure…

  100. Eddy says:
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    Is M.Saunders or Plouffe worth dropping in a 12-team keeper OBP?

    I think their early month success is winding down.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, you can look elsewhere…

      • Eddy says:
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        @Grey, Who would you drop of the two?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Saunders

  101. Steve says:
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    Man, Konerko really sucking lately. Sort your act out, big man.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ebb and flow, ebb and flow…

  102. chata says:
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    so , apparently , my dynasty league has a rule that says that minor
    league ballplayers cannot be added in-season , but must , instead , be subject to the minor league draft which occurs in the off-season .

    thus , despite my johnny-on-the-spot-edness (ably assisted by Chill and Pandas) my add/drop of puig / jak-hu lee has been rescinded .

    how do feel about that ?

    i fired off this response to the commish and his enforcer via the league message board : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0MkIPGKdAk

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think it should be first come first serve, but I can understand the argument against it… If you’re gonna have someone for their entire career, everyone should get a shot…

  103. Random Collmenter says:
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    You like my Ichiro + Scott Diamond for his Scherzer? I need the K’s (and my ERA and WHIP are in good shape).

    Other OFs are Stanton, Ethier, Rasmus, Cespedes, Hunter.

    Other SPs are Greinke, Wainwright, Santana, Garza, Hughes, and Halladay/Morrow on the DL.

    thanks.

    • Random Collmenter says:
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      i don’t have a lot of speed, but figure i can get that off the wire. ichiro is so yawnstipating…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        He’s crazy yawnstipating…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Scherzer

  104. chata says:
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    upton looked like nelson cruz , on that one .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Yup

    • chata says:
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      the ump is squeezing this kid , now .
      anybody but chipper would have gotten rung up on that 3-2 pitch .

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I don’t know… He’s wild, ump’s not giving him the benefit of the doubt…

    • mauledbypandas says:
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      @chata, as a Rangers fan, that hurts! Always fun to lose a WS on a routine fly ball

  105. Wilsonian says:
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    Of course Reddick hit a HR tonight. He does nothing every time I have him. The second I drop him…

    I’m starting to think it’s Wilsonian Magic…not Steve Magic.

    • mauledbypandas says:
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      @Wilsonian, could you pick up Hosmer and drop him a few times? lord knows I’d like to drop him. Prefer from somewhere very high up.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @mauledbypandas, If he was available I’d take one for the Razzball nation. Unfortunately all my leagues are keepers, so he’s taken in all of them.

        • mauledbypandas says:
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          @Wilsonian, I drafted him on all 4 of my teams. It’s been a bad year, needless to say.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can both be magicians…

      • mauledbypandas says:
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        @Grey, hey, it’s worked for Michael Young since I dropped him 4 days ago!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Don’t drop someone who’s about to go to Coors, tip of the day.

          • mauledbypandas says:
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            @Grey, That’s Coors south to you sir!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              True

  106. B.o.B says:
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    I HATE FELLATIO!!

    • B.o.B says:
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      @B.o.B, Fellatio Upton, I hate Fellatio Upton…thought I should clarify that one

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        We probably knew you meant Upton…

        • B.o.B says:
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          @Grey, what if I was 1 of 2 girl readers?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Ha… True…

  107. chata says:
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    every freaking yankee game has a text poll question .
    tonight’s question was :
    “which former red sox player looked the strangest in his new uniform ?”
    choices were :
    pedro
    manny
    clemens
    youkilis

    (nope . no mention of pudge .)

    anyhoo , standard text message rates apply .

    my questions :
    how much is the standard text message rate ?
    what kind of buffoon spends his hard-earned money on this shizz ??

    later , they will have a “player of the game” poll .
    same deal .

    new questions :
    how much do you think they’re raking in with this scam ?
    what do they do with all of that money ??

    • mauledbypandas says:
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      @chata, “what do they do with all of that money ??”

      overpay mediocre free agents of course :)

    • royce! says:
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      @chata, This may come as disappointing, but I believe that the “standard text message rate” depends on whatever contract you have with your cell provider. Thus it would be free for anyone that has a contract with unlimited text messages. I think it is a remnant of the time when most people had contracts in which you were charged per text message. Some people may still have such contracts, or contracts that allow a certain amount a month and then charge per text, but I think that most carriers offer unlimited messages pretty standard.

      Yankees sure could use that money, though!

      • Steve says:
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        @royce!, As someone who works for a telecommunications giant, I can confirm you are correct.

        Often it costs everyone the same to txt in to these kinds of things, but if no mention is made of that charge you have to assume it’s charged as per your contract with your provider.

  108. royce! says:
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    Hey Grey- thanks for the shout out in the podcast. It worked wonders- I scored 22 runs in one RCL yesterday. Should’ve had 24, but I benched AJax in favor of Soriano.

    Anyhow, glad you enjoyed the book. You should get around to reading The Art of Fielding. The new Eggers is enjoyable as well, but having read both, I’d recommend The Art of Fielding first.

    • VinWins

      VinWins says:
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      @royce!, Which helped make you the top offensive team of the day!

      24/52 (.462 ) 22 Runs/3 HR/11 RBI/3 SB

    • royce! says:
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      @royce!, That’s karma, snitches!

      I’m gonna start sending books to prisoners or something…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Those charges were dropped!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cool, will have to get it back to you… And you can give me that one… Kidding (kinda).

  109. Steve says:
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    Jeez – Trout is killing me in H2H. What a pain in the ass.

    Love him in my keeper though!

    • Prezii says:
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      @Steve, the sad thing is, this is just an average week for him.. grey you need to copyright “he pulled a trout”… Cuz he just does everythinggg..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Careful…

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @Steve, Total opposite for me!

  110. Simply Fred

    simply fred says:
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    @grey, why did you tab ethier as dl’d when he isn’t? Going to the Mets for physician advice?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      As of yesterday he was supposed to…

      • Simply Fred

        simply fred says:
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        @Grey, yeah, saw the supposed to. Leaned on your confirmation. I was about to drop him anyway. I “wanted” him to be dl’d. :-)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Now he’s just gonna be almost DL’d for a week and then get DL’d.

          • Simply Fred

            simply fred says:
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            @Grey, yup.

  111. letsgobravos says:
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    So what’s the verdict on Bauer’s meh start?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Needs to harness his stuff or it was nerves…

    • Prezii says:
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      @letsgobravos, he got his feet wet. Solid outing no doubt. Although the box score might not say so.

  112. letsgobravos says:
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    Get this shit…

    My offense is on fire this week. .363/.398 with 27 runs, 17 doubles, 8 homers, but “only” 18 RBIs thus far this week. My opponent is sitting at .321/.351, 22 runs, 7 doubles, 7 homers but 32 fucking RBIs! He had 16 yesterday alone…fucking ridiculous.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not even sure how that’s possible… You have only leadoff hitters?

      • letsgobravos says:
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        @Grey, Haha. I didn’t used to, but with Lawrie and Choo batting leadoff in addition to Kinsler, I have 3 guys in my lineup who are leadoff hitters.

  113. Fletch says:
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    Belt or Morse?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morse

  114. Steve says:
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    I’ll be pretty effing unhappy if the Tigers throw this away.

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, Things do not go better with Coke.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Uh-oh… Cashner’s box score just went blue…

  115. Simply Fred

    simply fred says:
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    Cashner perfect through five.

    • Simply Fred

      simply fred says:
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      @simply fred, my mistake. One walk.

    • Prezii says:
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      @simply fred, SHHHHHHHHH!

    • Prezii says:
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      @simply fred, Damn he is dealin…

      • Simply Fred

        simply fred says:
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        @Prezii, i picked him up after 4 IP. you run him today?

        • Prezii says:
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          @simply fred, i did.. kinda felt stupid for using my 4th and final move of the week on him… Not anymore!

          • Simply Fred

            simply fred says:
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            @Prezii, nice ‘nads.

  116. Wilsonian says:
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    Asdrubal trying to quench my thirst for Desmond…

  117. Steve says:
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    And there goes the Nova win.

  118. Wilsonian says:
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    Thinking about making some changes if these deals for closers don’t go through. Which one(s) are you making?

    Lose Mini Donkey for Cashner
    Lose Quentin for Cashner
    Lose Lind for Cashner
    Lose Plouffe for Cashner

    Lose any of the above for Viciedo (he just went yard)

    • Simply Fred

      simply fred says:
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      @Wilsonian, lose lind.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @simply fred, For Cashner? Or for Viciedo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lind

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, For Cashner? Or for Viciedo?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cashner

  119. Howard says:
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    Darn it! Cashner! So close yet so far!

    • Prezii says:
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      @Howard, Damnit is right! Still… Ill take the K’s anyday of the week…

  120. Chillmodious says:
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    Do I hang on to my streamboat, Keuchel, or drop him for Gee/Niese/Milone/Detwiler/Burton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Niese

  121. chata says:
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    david murphy …. the platoon player who shouldn’t be .

  122. Wilsonian says:
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    Is that yet another Krispie sighting?!?!

  123. knighttown says:
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    Offered Bryce Harper for Cliff Lee. Guy responded “no” but would talk if I was willing to move one of my closer. Always be trading closers I say. Offer Wilhelmsen for Lee eh?

    • mauledbypandas says:
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      @knighttown, pretty sure he means Harper + closer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it…

  124. letsgobravos says:
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    Krispie with homers in back to back games…lazarus anyone?

  125. nightpandas says:
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    Do I hang onto Morrow? He’s a borderline keeper for me.

    7 Keepers

    Pujols/Kemp/Kinsler/Bruce/Lester

    and 2 of: Morrow/Latos/Belt/Rizzo/Rollins/Aramis/Ruiz/Bonifacio

    Which 2 would you keep? no restrictions

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Belt Rizzo

  126. nightpandas says:
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    Tex/Hanson/Lincecum for Pujols/Latos

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tex

  127. Steve says:
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    I’m probably going to jinx him, but is Franklin Morales worth hanging on to in the ol’ 12-team H2H?

    As opposed to just being a streamer, that is…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold him

  128. Ronkonkoma says:
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    I have been using Cozart as my SS, so i offered my bench bat Howie Kendrick and Jordan Zim for asdrubal and he accepted. I did good? 10 teamer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did

  129. Steve says:
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    Run, Belt! Run!

  130. Steve says:
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    Would you give Mendoza a shot @ MIN in H2H tomorrow?

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, Or would you prefer R Delgado v WAS?

      • Nonstoptalk says:
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        @Steve, I’m in the same predicament. Need a spot start and options next two days are pretty thin. I have those two available but I’m trying to talk myself out of playing Noesi instead. Ahhhh

        Fool in my H2H league throws 6 closers and Cliff Lee every week. Makes your head spin trying to figure out who to start/sit. So far I’m hanging in there in ERA/Whip. Trying not to ruin it but someone has to pitch.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Delgado, yeah

        • Steve says:
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          @Grey, Just dropped a DL’d McCarthy for him (other DL spots filled). Fair enough?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yeah…. That works…..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s just okay, not great

  131. chata says:
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    i love it when the sawx and the yanks make their west coast tours .
    late night baseball on the big tv .

  132. SuchAHosmer says:
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    10 team H2H 12 keepers

    Sell high on CarGo?

    I give CarGo, Rizzo and Scherzer for Bruce, Granderson and Garza?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent…

  133. Mookie wilson says:
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    Cashner over Cahill?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  134. aclaritymaven says:
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    Aaron Hill just hit his second cycle of the month. A bicycle.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Very nicely done…

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