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Felix Hernandez joined Philip Humber and Matt Cain in the Perfect Game club this year, shutting down the Rays in Seattle yesterday.  If only it was against the Yankees and Ichiro (hitting 9th) was the last hitter and Ichiro bunted.  Oh, the Internet drama!  Or is it a total dramacracy?  What are the kids saying nowadays?  For a while King Felix looked out of shape.  Oh, uneasy lies the head that wears a crown made from Snickers wrappers.  But he checked his Ho Hos at the door and, after a 2011 year where a higher BABIP led to a rise in ratios (3.47/1.22), F-Her is back down to 2010 levels (2.60/1.06) and a not that shabby 11 wins, considering the team he has around him.  Based on WAR, the only pitcher with a better AL Cy Young case is Justin Verlander.  Even if he doesn’t beat out Verlander, at least he’ll have perfect game bragging rights over him….”So, Justin, I was at the Perfect Game Club and Tom Browning and I were doing body shots off Kate Upton – you know her, right?  Yeah, good times.”  Anyway, here’s what else we saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Melky Cabrera – Turned out that the MLB does not approve the supplement, Muscle Melk.  He was playing so far above his head for the last two years that the Regression Fairies probably tainted his urine.  You mess with the Regression Fairies, you get the horns!  MLB said they were tipped off by the Hall of Fame groundskeeper, Scoots McDoogle.  It seems that when Melky paid Cooperstown a visit, he tried on Bonds’s game-worn helmet from his 756th homer and it fit perfectly.  It’s like Cinderella’s glass slipper.  If it fits, you’re on ‘roids.  At least Melky can now blame the crotch chop gesture to Atlanta fans as ‘roid rage.  Would explain why so many wrestlers do the crotch chop too.  People should’ve been worried when he wanted to be called, The Melkz.  (BTW, the crotch chop that Chipper got so mad at wasn’t even that big of a deal.  Chipper is a curmudgeon, and ironically named.)  The only thing that really pees me off is I kept saying Melky wasn’t this good, and didn’t draft him because of it and now his fantasy owners reaped almost two seasons of rotten Melk.  I think fantasy leagues should remove any stats that were accrued by a player that tests positive.  Tell me that wouldn’t be a fun wrinkle.  You’re like, “Well, Edwin Encarnacion is playing over his head, and I can keep him on my team, but if he tests positive, then I’m gonna lose all those stats so I better trade him.”  A new element to our favorite pastime’s favorite pastime!  Our pastime’s pastime?  Yeah, I’m not sure.  Oh, and drop Melky, as the only position he’s now eligible for is POS.  On the bright side (in that if you look deep enough into the dark, you see light again), Melky can still win the batting title.  And you thought Reyes was dastardly for sitting out one day for a batting title, Melky’s sitting out 50.

Tim Lincecum – 4 IP, IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Well, we can officially rule out Melky as his problem.  I suggest you once again lower your Freak flag.

Gregor Blanco – 2-for-4, 1 RBI as he takes over for Flunky.  Score that a victory for Blanco’s fans (The Whiteys?).  Everyone else (outside of NL-Only leagues), I’d look elsewhere.

Justin Ruggiano – Left yesterday’s game when he strained his oblique.  Back to Parma for you Ruggiano!

Greg Dobbs – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and a homer.  Due to no other options, he’s back in the Marlins 3rd base job…the eversucking Dobbsstopper.

Gorkys Hernandez – 1-for-3 with an RBI.  Hey, it’s Gorkys Hernandez, the character from the Telemundo remake of Life Goes On!  With Ruggiano out, Gorkys could see an uptick in playing time.  Gorkys is a poor man’s Ben Revere — Ben Less-Revered.  He’s got speed, but not much else.

Roy Halladay – 7 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks with a 3.80 ERA.  He lost to Mark Buehrle who has four more wins than Halladay and a lower ERA because the universe is conspiring against you.  Not everyone.  Just you.  That also explains why if you look at that birthmark on your neck with a microscope it says “#fail.”

Max Scherzer – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks.  Someone asked in the comments yesterday what Scherzer’s nickname was.  Well, he started as Jobacum because when he was first called up, his stuff looked like Joba and Lincecum.  That now makes absolutely no sense.  Next, he went to the name Golem because he sounds like a Michael Chabon character.  Then it was Maddening Max Scherzer or “You Make Me Mad” Max.  Now that he’s leading the major leagues in strikeouts, he’s just the Maxdaddy.

Delmon Young – 1-for-4 with his 13th homer.  The scary thing is in 6 seasons 13 homers is now the 2nd most homers he’s ever had in a major league season.

Andy Dirks – 1-for-4 as he batted 2nd yesterday.  Now that could be because he played right field and Leyland hits right field 2nd and left field at the bottom of the order.  Why?  Because he used all but one of his lineup cards to roll tobacco.

Danny Espinosa – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and a homer.  Now hitting near .400 in the last week with 2 homers.  In Thailand that’s called a bhat panang curry with schmotato.

Steve Lombardozzi – 4-for-5, a run and a steal.  Hitting near .450 in the last week and I never thought I’d say this, but when Desmond returns the Nats have too many hitting options.  The Nats should bench Harper.  I know, that’s treasonous.  Selfishly, I’d like to see Desmond go to the minors to get his timing back, so I can continue to play Lombardozzi in an NL-Only league.  Or shellfishly, if there’s lobsters reading.

Jayson Werth – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and a steal.  Guess the ankle’s okay.  Consarn it!  I should’ve dropped Ruggiano instead of Werth.  I hear you laughing Fantasy Gods and I will curse you with all my might like I’m in a bad Tom Shadyac movie.

Jaime Garcia – Will return on Sunday and take over Joe Kelly’s rotation spot.  Dave Dinkins’s fantasy team name is about to make sense again.

Yadier Molina – Will miss 2-3 days with a stiff lower back.  Coincidentally, it takes the Molina brothers 2-3 days to complete a Chinese fire drill.

Josh Hamilton – 2-for-4 with 2 homers.  In like a lion and out like a lion, but lambish in the middle?

Paul Maholm – 7 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks.  This is a totally uncalled for jinx, but I don’t own him anywhere so here goes nothing.  Last year, he had three months with an ERA around a 2.75, then he tired out and his last month he had an ERA around 7.

Dan Uggla – 1-for-2 with his 2nd homer in as many games.  Now 15 more before October and we’re all good.

Jemile Weeks – Didn’t start yesterday and speculation around the interweb is that Weeks “could be under pressure” as he continues to drop a lump of coal onto fantasy owners.  If he was in New York, Philly, or Boston, that pressure could turn him into a diamond.  In Oakland, I think that would convert him into a slightly misshapen briquette.

Brandon McCarthy – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks.  As I said in last week’s Buy, when he’s healthy, he’s fine.  And that’s me condensing 240 words into five!

Carl Crawford – 0-for-2, 2 RBIs to bring his season total to 19, while Ellsbury went 2-for-4 and recorded his 11th RBI.  Comatose Red Sox Fan, who’s been out since March, just woke, “11 RBIs and 19 RBIs?  Does Ortiz have 160 RBIs already?  A-Gon have 50 homers?  Youk carrying us?  At least we’re in first, right?  In good shape for the Wild Card?”

Eric Young Jr. – 2-for-4, 2 runs with his 2nd homer in as many games.  Just change your password to “Grey’sMoostash” and I’ll pick him up for you.

Tyler Colvin – 2-for-4 with a steal.  He’s now hitting .400 in the last week.  On the year, he’s also hitting fifty points better at home.  Meaning at Coors.  Unless his old lady kicked him out and he’s living in the clubhouse.

Jim Henderson – 1/3 IP, 2 ER.  This Brewers closerousel isn’t like the carousel you used to ride when you were a kid.  There’s no seat belts, it goes in a circle at ninety miles per hour and the horses throw crap from their hooves at innocent bystanders.

Neil Walker – Dislocated his finger in a 2B-on-2B collision with Mark Ellis.  Hey, you put your chocolate in my peanut butter.  Hey, you put your finger in my chocolate!

Wandy Rodriguez – 5 2/3 IP, 5 ER, 12 baserunners, 1 K.  Right now, The Wandwagon is like that train in the beginning of The Fugitive and you best dive out of the way.

Ricky Romero – 6 IP, 6 ER, 10 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA now up to 5.47.  I’ve seen peg boys put together better stretches.

Adam Dunn – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 34th homer, average is at .208, which is also his weight after a 4 month bout with malaria.

Dayan Viciedo – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and a homer.  Now has hits in 6 straight games with two homers.  Wait, that’s not right.  Hey, I shot an elephant in my pajamas.  I mean, Viciedo has six straight games with a hit and two homers came during that stretch.  Viciedo gets scorching hot for a few weeks at a time, so if he’s out there Veni Vidi Viciedo.

Mike Leake – 9 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks as he beat Dickey.  A Leake beats a Dickey?  Sounds like dribblers were getting through the vas deferens.

Jay Bruce – 2-for-4 and his third straight day with a homer.  Maybe New Jersey can still put on their license plates “The Home of Bruce” instead “Hey, What Exit Are You From?”

Todd Frazier – 3-for-4, 2 runs with a slam (15) and legs (2).  Now hitting over .450 in the last week and that’s all thanks to me not picking him up.  You’re welcome.

Chris Johnson – 0-for-3 and 1 for his last 14.  “Hey, Chris, could you get out of the car and check the tire on my fantasy team?  I think it’s flat.”  “Which one?”  “Later, sucker!”

David Freese – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs with his 16th homer.  Member when he hit 10 homers in April and May combined and we were like, “Yo, Freese, bomb, dawg!  He bomb, dawg,” and we choreographed that handshake that required parachutes and a 24-count box of Flavor Ice.  And that was our Freese Shake.  Member that?  Yeah, the parachutes didn’t open and Freese fell back to earth.

David DeJesus – 4-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs with 2 homers.  Groove is in the DeJesus.

Justin Germano – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks vs. the Astros.  I’d throw me against the Astros right now and I throw like a girl.  No offense to our beautiful four girl readers.  I love the ladies!

Alfonso Soriano – 0-for-2 and a run.  Cubs are still agressively trying to get rid of him.  In related news, Soriano would like to know who listed him on eBay.  The eBay username is WonEpstein and there’s no reserve price.

Scott Moore – 2-for-4 with his 2nd homer in as many games. Seeing that’s one of the more impressive accomplishments this year, August 31st will be ScoMo Bobblehead Day. Not as cool as Jose Altuve Bobblehead Day which is life-sized.

Bud Norris – 3 1/3 IP, 6 ER, but left yesterday’s game with a foot contusion after trying to do a kick save on a comebacker.  He should change his name to Bud Vezina.

From Around The Web

  1. druss says:
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    why not trade soriano to a japanese team or something! international trade shud be allowed!!

    whats your take on brandon belt now? Pick him up in a 10 team keeper league??
    Thankssss!!

    • Simple Jack says:
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      @druss, how many players do you get to kepp and how many do you already have?

      • druss says:
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        @Simple Jack, we can keep any number below $100 ! since belt is a free agent pick up he goes for $3!

        • Simple Jack says:
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          @druss, i would give it a shot

  2. Tommy says:
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    We should start an internet campaign that selig take away the nl all star game victory and award 4 home games to the AL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tommy, Or at least give the $50,000 he won for winning the award to charity…

  3. Curt says:
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    Need saves…..Balfour or Thayer?

    • @Curt, I think most folks would say Balfour, but I’d go for Thayer. Neither team is going to win a lot, and both home parks favor pitchers. But Thayer’s thrived in the role before while Balfour struggled, and I don’t see the Padres rushing Street back. It’s already going to be September and I wouldn’t be surprised for it to be moved back further. Besides, Cook is officially on hiatus from the role and could earn it back within a few days.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Curt, Thayer

  4. Ralph Macchio says:
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    Dynasty Quick-Fire

    Neil Walker or Ian Desmond?

    Chase Headley or Josh Reddick?

    • Ralph Macchio says:
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      @Ralph Macchio,

      How about Brett Lawrie or Ian Desmond?

      • Simple Jack says:
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        @Ralph Macchio, Lawrie, Desmond, Reddick

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ralph Macchio, What Jack said

      • Simple Jack says:
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        @Grey, sorry I was overly commenty this morning, could not sleep and was up at 4:30. Not trying to do your job.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Simple Jack, Eh, you don’t need to apologize for that… Always welcomed…

          • Simple Jack says:
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            @Grey, cool, didn’t want to step on your stache

  5. YoMommaSoUggla says:
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    Still making a concerted effort to not mentio Wonder Boy and his slammin’ legs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @YoMommaSoUggla, Huh?

    • prezii says:
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      @YoMommaSoUggla, TROUT!!!!!

      • YoMommaSoUggla says:
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        @prezii, Bingo

  6. Giancrowave says:
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    my password was already Grey’sMoostash…

    • @Giancrowave, For mine, I misspelled “moostash” in a less clever way.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Giancrowave, Nice!

  7. JTR says:
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    What is your prediction for Jaime Garcia on Sunday?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JTR, 5 IP, 4 ER

  8. Good morning Grey … my 14-team 6×6 roto league allows two keepers from the 5th round or later at the penalty of one round, or a 12th-round pick if they guy was not drafted. We also have two DL slots and with DL guys likely to be useful this year are all but gone. So with Konerko about to come off the DL I was thinking of stashing a possible keeper there. Who do you think are the 2 or 3 best picks for 2013 between:

    –Daniel Hudson (he’d cost me my 6th round pick next season)
    –Brett Gardner (7th round)
    –Matt Garza (7th round)
    –Brandon Beachy (8th round)
    –Neftali Feliz (8th round)
    –Michael Pineda (8th round)
    –Victor Martinez (12th round)
    –Will Middlebrooks (12th round)
    –JP Arencibia (13th round)
    –Adam Lind (14th round)

    (I’m not obligated to keep whoever I pick up … that decision comes at the end of the year. This is just a question who to stash in the available DL spot and to hold onto as a possible keeper)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Enrique, Middlebrooks, Pineda, Garza

  9. Viagra_Falls says:
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    Is replacing Beckett (yes, sadly I still seem to have him on my bench) with Medlen a switch worth making? Beckett’s not going to care any more or play any better, and Medlen is the best of who’s available.

    Also, having been hit by the nuclear Melkdown yesterday, too, which of the following would you replace him with? Torii Hunter, EYJ, Espinosa, Werth?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Viagra_Falls, Go with Medlen… Werth…

  10. Sean says:
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    “Bud Vezina” was pretty sweet.

    • MattTruss223 says:
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      @Sean, That made me smile as well.

      • @MattTruss223, I was somewhat shocked when Grey got that joke when I pitched it. He must’ve played a full season in NHL 94 and got to the ‘League Award’ section.

        Does this give Bud Norris the August lead in saves for the Astro pitching staff?

        • MattTruss223 says:
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          @Rudy Gamble, Given what I’ve heard and read of his knowledge of football I can imagine your surprise.

          Maybe we don’t realize it and he’s ghost writing as ChrisV

          • @MattTruss223, Grey would be the worst ghost writer of all time. It would be like hiring James Earl Jones as an impressionist.

  11. Mets Mess says:
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    Morning Grey…would you start Cahill @ STL today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mets Mess, In 12 team and deeper

  12. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Frazier or Young Jr.?

    • Simple Jack says:
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      @Mr. Rickey, I’d take Frazier, but if you need speed then EYJ

  13. TheBravesWearPrado says:
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    Did you watch any of Lincecum’s start? I just traded for him and was able to watch the first two innings. He actually looked like he had good stuff. He got screwed in the first inning with two bloops and a groundball that found its way through the shift. They weren’t making great contact but he had to labor through something crazy like 40 pitches in the first inning. I think he ended up giving up a double and homer later to maybe they started hitting him better but I really do think he has been terribly unlucky this year. I was also encouraged by just the 1 walk.

    • Simple Jack says:
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      @TheBravesWearPrado, If you gave up more than a couple of Chocodiles and a tall can then you got screwed

      • TheBravesWearPrado says:
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        @Simple Jack, I gave up Wandy and Diamond both of whom were going to get dropped anyway for guys coming off the DL.

  14. Luke T says:
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    Does anyone else feel that the All-Star game is now somewhat tainted. Melky had a great game, and now the NL has home field advantage potentially because of PED use. MLB should be ashamed this how how home field is decided.

    • @Luke T, I’d say it would taint my memory of the All-Star Game but I forget the game by late July. It’s a joke that it’s used to determine home field advantage. It should be based on the team with the most regular season wins. I’d say the old ‘alternate every year’ puts an asterisk on some World Series – notably the 1987 World Series where Minnesota got home field advantage for game 7 despite having 80-something wins in regular season.

      • VinWins

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        @Rudy Gamble, We were robbed!

  15. BoneFace n Harmony says:
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    Couple ideas down the stretch here Grey. BTW, solid posting per usual.

    Thinking about moving Liriano, Zobrist, and Perkins for Scherzer and Motte, solid move? Figure I get a “more stable” K guy, and add a third solid closer with Holland and Clippard for the stretch run. Zobrist is a bench bat w Altuve, Castro, and a full OF.

    Also, weekly transaction limit is at 5. I am beating down my opponent, however he has a lot of starters remaining and I do not. I could potentially use one extra spot start on Sunday, and only have one remaining move, but EY is available. I currently have Marte as my “Crawford Insurance.” Make the move for EY or hold for right now incase I need the start? 12T H2H

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BoneFace n Harmony, Thanks! I’d take Scherzer…. I’d hold the move for a streamer…

  16. velveeta fog says:
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    is there any reason to keep krispie on my (12-team mixed league) roster? dude’s got a very-well developed buttochs imprint in my bench….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @velveeta fog, Nah, lose him

  17. velveeta fog says:
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    i.e. drop chris b. young for eric young jr.?

    • Simple Jack says:
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      @velveeta fog, a schmotato for the stretch run gives you a better chance to win so you can gamble on EYJ, but Krispie could also blast 9 jacks in september.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @velveeta fog, Go with EY

  18. AdamH says:
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    Should I trade my McCutchen and Avila for Posey and Verlander?

    My team:

    Avila, Miggy, Kipnis, Frazier, Castro, Kubel, McCutchen, Rios, Stubbs, Hill

    Dickey, Scherzer, Halladay, JZimm, Vogelsong, Vargas, Westbrook (steamer), Marmol, Nathan, Jansen

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AdamH, I’d take Verlander if you need pitching…

  19. yo yo mustache,

    which is a better speculative add/stash for the stretch run – playoffs start next week –

    Neimann
    Brett Anderson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Yo Yo Ma, Anderson

  20. Booya says:
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    Reynolds, Belt, C Johnson, Olt, or G Jones for CI spot?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Booya, Belt

  21. AA says:
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    Should I drop Rios or Kubel for EY? I don’t need any specific category since I have Miggy, Trout, and Pujols. I’m just curious if you think EY is an overall upgrade.

    Thanks.

    • Simple Jack says:
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      @AA, NO….no…niet

  22. Simple Jack says:
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    do we have a nickname for Pablo Sandoval yet?

    what about EL PAbloatO…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Simple Jack, Hehe… Nah, no nickname yet…

      • Simple Jack says:
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        @Grey, he should, he provides laughs and discussions.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Always…

          • Simple Jack says:
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            @Grey, Gordo, Gordito and one of my personal favorite for the heavy set Latinas – Torta just seems too obvious.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hard to beat his current nickname… It’s one of the few decent mainstream ones…

  23. MattTruss223 says:
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    @Rudy, Melky didn’t pull that crotch chop just once, he was doing it the entire series and was generally just acting like a jackass. Couldn’t have happened to a better guy if you ask me. (Braves fan)

    • @MattTruss223, gotcha. i just saw one clip. sad how he disrespected a fine culture (atlanta brave nation) via an offensive chop. i wonder if he somehow thought it was harmless or even an homage to that fine culture? :)

      • MattTruss223 says:
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        @Rudy Gamble, Ha! Sarcasm noted. He did suck pretty hard w/the Braves only to get released and tear it up from there on out. Crazy though. How much you think he was set to make as a FA at the end of this year? Just cost himself a lot of dough, doh!

        • Simple Jack says:
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          @MattTruss223, good point on the dollars

        • stumanji says:
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          @MattTruss223, Did he though? The only thing that cost him FA dollars is getting caught. He’s still going to get paid more now–maybe on a one or two year deal–than he would as a .260/.310/.360 hitter with little speed and even less power.

          • MattTruss223 says:
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            @stumanji, I don’t think teams will be lining up to give him a bunch of cash after getting suspended 50 games. Why take the risk that he gets popped again and is gone for a hundo? And if you do trust him that he’s no longer using then aren’t you gonna pay him like the .260/.310/.360 hitter he was and not the .350 hitter he was while drugged up?

            • stumanji says:
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              @MattTruss223, That’s kind of my point. Considering the Braves released him outright after the 2010 season and he was looking at a future of minimum contracts and was probably on the fast track out of MLB, I still contend that he’s going to end up in the black financially. Can’t really say that he “lost” money that he would not have made otherwise.

              • MattTruss223 says:
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                @stumanji, Uh, I think we’re just saying the same thing in a different way. Getting himself caught just caught him a shizz load of money. Had he not gotten caught and hit FA at the end of the year he would’ve banked. Now, he likely won’t make shizz next year. Ergo, he cost himself a ton of cashola.

                • stumanji says:
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                  @MattTruss223,
                  My point: $ made by taking PEDs and getting caught > $ made by not taking PEDs and continuing to suck.
                  Your point: $ made by taking PEDs and getting caught < $ made my taking PEDs and not getting caught.

                  Good talk, see ya out there.

        • @MattTruss223, I think he would’ve gotten a 4-5 year FA deal and now he’s lucky to get a 2 year deal. Maybe he gets a 2 yr/$20MM deal?

  24. Chilidavisconcarne says:
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    Grey,
    Have a question for you about my Yahoo h2h league (12 team, 5×5, OBP instead of avg)…I have mccutchen, Heyward and Stubbs at my 3 OF spots, but there is a lot of talent available, like Harper, Torii Hunter, krispie, Werth, marte, Rasmus, soriano. I’m pretty solid in steals and runs most weeks, but I’m in need of hrs and rbis, so would you pick up any of the guys listed and drop heyward or Stubbs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chilidavisconcarne, Werth over Stubbs

  25. Crumpy says:
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    12 team 5×5 roto league. A little worried about Konerko’s health, so I am considering flipping him for Joe Mauer, who also provides some nice position flexibility (two catcher league). Is this fair for ROS, or am I just panic trading?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Crumpy, It’s fair…

  26. Ryan says:
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    In my 20 team h2h dynasty league, i am looking to offer morse sano wheeler straily for trumbo haren capuano. Am I giving too much or is this a great deal for me?

    c jp arencibia
    1b prince fielder
    2b neil walker
    ss yunel escobar
    3b miguel cabrera
    inf Evan longoria
    lf carl crawford
    cf nishioka aoki
    rf justin upton
    of Michael morse
    util travis snider
    bn Carlos lee
    bn jurickson profar
    bn ryan lavernway
    Bn miguel Sano
    dl andrelton simmons

    sp clayton kershaw
    sp yu darvish
    sp cliff lee
    sp aaron harang
    rp sean doolittle
    rp matt thorton
    rp matt belisle
    p joe kelly
    p Dan straily
    p Jared Hughes
    bn barry zito
    bn zack wheeler
    dl anthony bass

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ryan, Trumbo side

  27. potus says:
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    Anyone have any info on how close Konerko is to returning? I need his power but have Morneauesque thoughts about his forward potential. He is eligible Friday but was wondering if that will come to fruition.

    TIA

    -YHL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @potus, Supposed to return tomorrow…

  28. Randy BoBandy says:
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    Yes, a hockey reference!

    Is James McDonald worth even holding at all right now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Randy BoBandy, Nah, lose him…

  29. Heyward Bound says:
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    @Grey/Rudy

    Cant help but feel hesitant about Lee @Mil. I’m +25IP and really fighting to get my ratios down. What u guys think– start/sit? SON has him at a 94.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Heyward Bound, I’d start him…

  30. Roman says:
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    Grey & Rudy, sup with no Mike Trout mention?!

  31. Steve Stevenson says:
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    What’s Melky’s value in a keeper? Would you pick him up to keep in the 11th round of a 12-teamer? Would have to drop Kendrys (bench bat) for him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve Stevenson, I’d want Kendrys

  32. Carnac says:
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    Remember the soccer/basketball/etc. rec league you played in when you were in 5th grade? Remember how there was always a team in the league that was terrible, bunch of fat kids, freaks and geeks, etc.? Maybe you were on such a team. But there was usually one, lone guy on that team who was really good. Remember how he’d hustle and make great plays, but all his skill was squandered by his teammates tripping over each other?

    Yesterday, Jose Altuve went 3 for 4. Following each of his singles, the next Astro batter hit into a double play. All 3 times.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice analogy… Altuve’s name on my Little League team was Derrick…

      • Carnac says:
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        @Grey, My Altuve’s name was Greg. An incredibly talented and smart guy. True story, Greg succumbed to drugs later in his teens and did some time in prison.

        Let’s hope Altuve gets traded before he ends up in a bad place.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Carnac, Can’t get much worse than Astros…

          • Carnac says:
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            @Grey, I’m going to watch for a Jane Fonda poster in Altuve’s clubhouse locker and for him emptying dirt out of his pockets whenever he’s in the field.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              HA! Nice…

  33. barker says:
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    12 team H2H trade question

    i give torii hunter i get jon niese

    my OF jennings fellatio upton holliday heyward kendrick
    my starters madbum gallardo moore cahill mahaolm capuano random streamer

    should i be concerned with the 6 man rotation in NY — the kid has mccarthy of OAK and vogelsong who may be too expensive

    the other team is also in 2nd place at the moment — should i do it or explore other options

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try and get McCarthy…

  34. Matt2 says:
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    Of my current team, which 5 should I keep going into next season? I’m trying to get a head start and also figure out who’s expendable now. It’s a regular lineup with 2 Utility spots. No MI, CI, etc.

    Miguel Montero
    Ryan Howard
    Brandon Phillips
    Manny Machado
    Elvis Andrus
    Michael Bourn
    Nelson Cruz
    Nick Swisher
    Rajai Davis
    Anthony Rizzo
    David Wright
    Bryce Harper
    Josh Reddick

    Johnny Cueto
    Max Scherzer
    Rafael Soriano
    Greg Holland
    Tom Wilhelmsen
    Carlos Mármol
    Grant Balfour
    Matt Moore
    Mike Fiers
    C.J. Wilson

    DL
    Brandon Morrow
    Shaun Marcum

    Thanks…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matt2, Cruz, Wright, Harper, Andrus, Bourn…Keepers are a bit of a mess though… Unless this is a 20 team league…

      • Matt2 says:
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        @Grey, 10 team league. Out of curiosity, why would you keep Cruz over Howard, who should put up the same numbers, and not be as inconsistant once healthy?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cruz is a 30/15/.260 guy… Howard is a 30/.250 guy at this point…

  35. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Grey, earlier this week you said no to giving Rizzo, keepable at the end of the draft next year, for Latos or Wainwright. Does your opinion change if I can get a Price, Weaver or Halladay for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve Stevenson, I’d take Price or Weaver…

  36. Booya says:
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    Minor or Mccarthy? This H2H league uses K/9 as 6th pitching cat…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Booya, Minor

  37. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    Boo… hiss… you owe Joe Maddon some credit; he’s the first manager to lead three different pitchers to perfect games! Don’t you read your own Twitter feed?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Awesomus Maximus, I do, didn’t think I needed to repeat it though…

      • Awesomus Maximus

        Awesomus Maximus says:
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        @Grey, Burn!

        Hey, wait…

  38. EK says:
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    About to drop Pence for EYJ in a 12 team H2H non-keeper.
    Can anyone tell my why I shouldn’t?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EK, Cause Young may be on the bench as of next Tuesday…

  39. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    At his current pace Mike Trout could join a very exclusive club in his rookie campaign. With 8 more HR’s and 12 more steals, he would join only Barry Bonds and Eric Davis as members of the 30/50 club.

    Damn he’s good!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Drexel Hill Dragons, Yeah, and he missed a month… Insane…

  40. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    Also just wanted to share the sombering teeter totter that is pitchers in points leagues. Last night Brandon McCarthy was cruising at KC. Thru 6-2/3 he had given up one un-earned run and just a few hits. Then with a 2-1 lead the Royals hit 3 consecutive 2 out doubles (2 off of McCarthy and one off of Doolittle after McCarthy was pulled) to take a 3-2 lead that would hold up. All of a sudden a 7 inning – 0 earned run gem which would have netted me about 18 points turned into only 4 points with the loss. With Cliff Lee, Jordan Zimmerman and Josh Johnson on my roster, most of the season I’ve been watching great pitching performances that rarely get rewarded with wins. Ugh!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Drexel Hill Dragons, Yeah, that sucks…

  41. Hondo says:
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    Any chance Sweeney moves to 3rd when Votto comes back(any estimates on Votto’s return?)

    I can’t believe they’d start Rolen over him as hot as he’s been.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You mean Frazier?

      • Hondo says:
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        @Grey, Yeah sorry.I’ve had so many injuries and roster churn I can’t keep up.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s probably going to go back to being sat here and there…

  42. Wallpaper Patterson says:
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    I had Frazier on my bench last night with some OF who was scratched in my lineup. Didn’t check my lineup in the evening. That sucked.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn…

  43. EK says:
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    Rizzo or Kendrys down the stretch at 1B (H2H points)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo

  44. agarthered says:
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    Jamie Garcia worth picking up in a 12 team mixed league?

    I have an open roster spot, so i could grab him or hope i get straily (put on waivers)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, he’s worth grabbing, but I’d prefer Straily…

  45. I need a speed upgrade. The guy I’m talking turkey with has Jennings, Kipnis and Stubbs. He want’s HR/RBI but he rejected Pence for Kipnis. Do you see any of my guys for any of his guys being fair? (I thought Pence was). Rasmus, Hart, Craig, Frazier, Morales

    • @WhineSpritzer, Addendum: He just offered me Kipnis/Werth for Trumbo/Infante…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I’d take Trumbo there, but Infante isn’t a burner…

        • @Grey, Infante’s pretty blah outside of a decent avg. (he’s actually riding my bench) so I almost feel like it’s a two for one. I’ll try Rasmus for Jennings but I think Kipnis/Werth fits the bill. Anyone else have thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pence was more than fair… Rasmus for Jennings or Stubbs…

  46. Melvin Emanuel says:
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    @Grey

    1) Hold Hill or drop for EY Jr, Kendrick, Infante or Weeks

    2) Need to ride the hot hand until Lawrie is back rather than worry about ROS: Hold Moose or drop for Frazier, Reynolds, Johnson or Chavez (sits v. LHP)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Young 2) Frazier

  47. Hondo says:
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    Rank ROS-LaRoche,Rizzo(is the league figuring him out?) or Belt now that it looks like the Boche bias playing time worries are over.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo, LaRoche

  48. Hondo says:
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    I’ve also got Frazier and Cuddyer is coming off the DL today,probably to be cut for Boneface Sunday.

  49. Simple Jack says:
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    Ok grey, got a tough one here. On Saturday I have to go to Santa Monica to inspect a building for an insured. Do you have any must try places to eat out there? Its been years and I’m not as hip as I used to be.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      At what time? Lunch or dinner?

      • Simple Jack says:
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        @Grey, lunch

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Bay Cities… Get the Godmother…

          • Simple Jack says:
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            @Grey, it sounds like a religious experience!

            • Wake Up says:
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              @Simple Jack, minus Ham…double Capicola and hot peppers!

              • Simple Jack says:
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                @Wake Up, just looked at the menu, I’m with you on that no ham, its already got capicola which is just spicy ham. always hot peppers with a good sandwhich. good lookin out.

                • Wake Up says:
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                  @Simple Jack, No problem. I was just seconding Grey’s good call.
                  Although, I have to disagree about Capicola. Ham comes from the back leg. Pork Butt comes from the front leg. And delicious Capicola comes from the shoulder and neck.

                  • Simple Jack says:
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                    @Wake Up, how informative, are you a butcher? Its so similar to me. Pig is pork and pork is delicous any way it comes out.

                    • Wake Up says:
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                      @Simple Jack, No, but my RCL team might disagree. I have however dismembered some pigs in my day…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Top five sandwiches in the country…

              • Simple Jack says:
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                @Grey, Are you talkin Italian deli style sandwiches? is the oinkster in your top 5?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Not in the top 5 in the country… That’s a tough list to crack… Oinkster is excellent though… I do have a soft spot for Italian deli sandwiches…

                  • Simple Jack says:
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                    @Grey, me too, kinda a slut for those, there is an Italian deli chain out my way called Claro’s and for like $5 you can get any three meats, excluding the imported prosciutto, and one type of cheese. I use to go like three or four times a week. You could probably smell the vinagerette dressing they put on it coming out of my pores.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      The Pore Boy…

                    • Simple Jack says:
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                      @Grey, HA!nice daily double, I was poor and you could smell it from my pores.

              • @Grey,

                Interesting — cause I tell all my friends (not from LA) that as well. They cant believe it.

                Dont sleep on their hot pastrami either. And slather on xtra italian dressing to all of their sandos.

                All About The Bread — doesnt even come close by the way. Imposters!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  They’re actually embarrassing themselves with their imposter sandwich… So bad…

              • @Grey,

                Interesting — cause I tell all my friends (not from LA) that as well. They cant believe it until they try it.

                Quick tip — order online. Will save you at least an hour waiting in line.

                Dont sleep on their hot pastrami either. And slather on xtra italian dressing to all of their sandos.

                All About The Bread — doesnt even come close by the way. Imposters!

    • prezii says:
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      @Simple Jack, I’m really sick of this site making me hungry… Ha

      • Simple Jack says:
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        @prezii, don’t you know Greys three favorite things after fantasy baseball are TV, food and cougars.

        • prezii says:
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          @Simple Jack, I come here to get fantasy updates, I end up at Wendys with 3 baconators and 2 bowls of chili… Haha then I’m commenting about my next pickup in the hospital..

          • Simple Jack says:
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            @prezii, you have to go for quality man, not something that was made months ago and uses crushed up cockroaches to add color to your burger….

            • Prezii says:
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              @Simple Jack, I got sum quality spots, its the bayarea man, but sometimes ya just need a quick fix! And a trip to the hospital… Haha

          • Simple Jack says:
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            @prezii, razzball is more than just updates, its a lifestyle.

  50. yuuup says:
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    where do you think will middlebrooks will be drafted next year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      120ish

  51. Simple Jack says:
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    Finally got to the podcast today, what no love for the Dodgers in the playoffs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They could but I don’t think they’re top of my list when they have Kershaw and then pray…

      • Simple Jack says:
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        @Grey, true, but I don’t think any staff has the wow factor, damn that was a Daryl line, The angels have the potential with their staff, but really all the staffs look a little ho-hum. I think the Giants are out and everyone else has an ace and then a big drop off. Too many teams are relying on young arms that have never been tested in October. The Nats, A’s, Rangers, and White Sox have those young arms and I think the wheels can fall off. We might actually see a hitters duel this year with it going to the bullpens to decide it. Which is good, I have turned off more games the last couple of playoffs from boredom than ever before.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          The great thing is anyone can win a short series and then it’s on… Which is totally antithetical to baseball but whatever… It’s October baseball, baby!

          • Simple Jack says:
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            @Grey, I miss the days of the west and the east, one series for the pennant and then onto the world series. I could never wrap my head around the three divisions and the wildcard. sorry, but the fourth best team should never have a shot.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I don’t like the Wild Card but it’s the wave of the future, wave of the future… Divisions don’t bother me… 15 teams all vying for one spot would eliminate too many early on…

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Actually, East and West it would be 7-ish teams… Still a bit much…

                • Simple Jack says:
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                  @Grey, I’m old school, i like listening to games on the radio and i don’t believe in the DH, pitchers should have to face the teams they throw against.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    You don’t even like the new gloves do you? With the padding and all that…

                    • Simple Jack says:
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                      @Grey, take it like a man scooter

                • Simple Jack says:
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                  @Grey, and i don’t like the baggy pants, socks and stirrups.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    @Simple Jack, Catcher’s masks are bunk too!

                    • Simple Jack says:
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                      @Grey, pussies, batting gloves? really

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha… What are pants even for?!

                    • Simple Jack says:
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                      @Grey, I don’t know about you, but in my experience with cougars, they don’t like them either

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      That and being called cougar in public. Take my word for it.

                    • Simple Jack says:
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                      @Grey, really, I find they like it, probably cause its less offensive than MILF

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      MILF is more specific and doesn’t apply in my case… There’s no one tugging on my sleeve saying, “Are you my daddy now?”

                    • Simple Jack says:
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                      @Grey, Hilarious! I already understood the semantics, but I have noticed that many are just wanting some term that makes them feel sexy again. So like many things in this world, people blindly attach themselves to an idea whether it fits or not. Socialyl defined and identity are important for a alot these days.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yes, that is me — a confidence booster for cougars everywhere.

                    • Simple Jack says:
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                      @Grey, sound like an idea for an infomercial…are you ladies looking for confidence? need that boost to feel young again? just stuck in the blues? well we have the answer for you, its called Grey and he will make you feel sexy again after just one weekend.Guaranteed!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Cougar confessional, “At one point, I swear to God, he was sitting across room but I still felt his mustache.”

                    • Simple Jack says:
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                      @Grey, HA!HA!HA!HA! that is one of the funniest things ever. The stache has a gravitational pull.

  52. royce! says:
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    Today’s article on that site whose name we for some reason don’t explicitly state is about speculating on saves, and highlights some MIs that might get save opps and then Wilton Lopez. I just thought it was hilarious that the Astros are so terrible that if you pick up their closer, you’re doing it because you’re “speculating” that he will get a save, one of these days. So sad…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup… I’d speculate on Romo or Affeldt who are in a time share before Lopez…

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey, But that’s because one of Romo and Affeldt could just take the closer role, right? Because it seems unlikely that if they shared the role and Lopez remained the closer in HOU, that either Romo or Affeldt would end up with more saves than Lopez. Though I guess that assumes that SF won’t win more than twice as many games as HOU from here on out, which I probably should not assume. So sad…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wouldn’t bet on the Astros winning ten more games… Then how many of those are save chances? Then he has to convert them… They’d probably all end up around 7 saves the rest of the way, but there’s a chance for more with SF…

    • Simple Jack says:
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      @royce!, and people actually pay to be an insider on that sight

  53. DjlanceRauch says:
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    Would you drop C. Johnson for Daniel Murphy or Young Jr?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Johnson

  54. JTR says:
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    I need saves… Pick two of three to own: Bailey, Affeldt, Thayer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thayer

  55. Carlos says:
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    Is it time to drop C Johnson for Reynolds? Reynolds went yard again today and CJ appears to have cooled off.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, switch them up…

  56. Simple Jack says:
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    What happens to Lombardoozle when Desmond comes back?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nothing good… Maybe platoons with Harper, maybe with Espinosa, maybe with Werth, maybe with Desmond… He’ll probably get 3 to 4 days a week at most… Assuming he keeps hitting…

      • Simple Jack says:
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        @Grey, My options are Nelson, Segura, Quintanilla, Johnson and Ackley. I don’t like Johnson and Ackley, or even Michael Young, he is also available.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d hold for a day or two to see how the Lombardozzi thing shakes out… Otherwise, probably Segura unless someone else emerges…

  57. Jon says:
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    Gotta lose 2 for Desmond and Lawrie:

    Kendrick, Espinosa, Belt, Carter, Frazier, Maholm, Medlen, Minor, Corbin, Straily, Fiers, Frieri, Janssen, Balfour, Cishek or Affeldt

    By the way, think they’re both really coming back in the next 5 days? I heard something like Desmond tomorrow and Lawrie maybe Tues.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, they’re supposed to return any day now… Corbin and Kendrick…

  58. Jon says:
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    I just checked the scoreboard tonight. Holy Medlen Batman.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, yeah…

  59. Simple Jack says:
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    who suffers when Cuddyear comes back?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Colvin and DJ Frenchy…

      • Simple Jack says:
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        @Grey, what about nelson

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s okay at home… I’d still give it a day or two to see how it shakes out…

          • Simple Jack says:
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            @Grey, I already pulled the trigger on Segura, looks primed to start something. I just can’t help myself sometimes, hope this isn’t a pre-mature trigger pulling problem like I did with Dickey and Burnnett earlier in the year.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nah, that’s cool… Lombardozzi isn’t much to lose anyway…

  60. tom says:
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    pick up medlen over straily, fiers, minor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Fiers

  61. Prezii says:
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    Let the Medlen questions come!!!! Haha I just seen yesterday he was dropped in like 2000 leagues… Dummies.. if he’s startin, he’s beastin! Some guy named grey said he was bout to get hot and he was right. That grey guy is pretty accurate!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ve been harpin’ the Medlen for a while now…

      • Prezii says:
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        @Grey, had him the last 3 outings after finally just sayin “alright shut up grey I’m goin to pick him up!”

        And that’s me letting you in on the thoughts of me! Haha cheers!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha… Nice!

  62. In reference to the Bay Cities discussion above — at some point we should also discuss Los Angeles being the Burger mecca of the country… Food for thought.

    my burger Top 10:
    1. Rustic Canyon
    2. The Bowery
    3. Lazy Ox Canteen
    4. Father’s Office
    5. Umami
    6. Hole in The Wall
    7. Comme Ca
    8. Apple Pan
    9. The Golden State
    10. Stout

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, gotta agree with that… I never liked burgers until recently so I don’t know other good ones, but there’s a ton in this city… Glad to see you included Comme Ca, lot of people don’t even know that one… Damn good… Golden State is walking distance from me, and that means something in LA… I think Father’s Office is slightly overrated and it’s a bad douche scene in there…

      • @Grey, If Golden State is walking distance, were almost neighbors. I’m a few blocks north-west of there… and pretty sure I eat at Benitos every week (carne Asada burrito guacamole/cheese only) – weekly ritual during baseball season.

        DOuche factor outta control at Fathers Office. Agreed.

        Lucky Devils is retarded good too. Just missed the cut… Huge Bowery fan, check it out if you haven’t been and Rustic Canyon burger is outta this world, but only served on dinner menu.

        Finally, if you venture down to San Diego, gotta check out the new Slaters 50/50 spot in Point Loma on old naval base. Went last weekend, completely off the charts.

        ok, enough on burgers… Back to baseball.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Benitos is practically my backyard… Good stuff but if I did it that often I’d have a bleeding ulcer… Lucky Devils has frozen custard, love that…

          • @Grey, Funny on Benitos. I eat the shit outta that place.

            Mexican food is worth the bleeding ulcer in my book. Make sure you try El Chato, taco truck. Usually opens at 9pm, La Brea/ Olympic. Plus, they have Mexican bottled coke (drink, not the bam bam) practically frozen.

            Check out this site when you get a minute, will change your life:

            http://www.greattacohunt.com

  63. Matt says:
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    Dirks or Frazier? Thanks man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier

  64. Steve says:
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    Fuck you, Joe Blanton.

    That’s all I have.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      SON let you down?

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Truth be told, I let myself down by starting him.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha… You keep your head up, Steve!

        • Wake Up says:
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          @Steve, It doesn’t look like the SoN accounted for Garret Muthaf*cking Jones!

          • Steve says:
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            @Wake Up, I have Jones on another team but that scarcely makes up for it.

            • Wake Up says:
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              @Steve, If it makes you feel any better, my H2H opponent had Blanton, Burnett, Dickey and Beckett go this week…I know it did me…

              • Steve says:
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                @Wake Up, That does make me feel good.

  65. Jon says:
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    Start two at CI/DH ROS: Lawrie, Hosmer, Frazier, Carter

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lawrie, Frazier…

  66. Full of *hit says:
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    12 team dynasty keeper. Trade offer of bautista (expiring contract) and votto (expIrIng contract) for a Chapman (no contact)??? Playoff start week 22.

  67. Deadwoods says:
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    Drop Cobb or Sheets for Harvey? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cobb

  68. Full Of *hit says:
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    I am in a 10 team Dynasty Keeper league. I got a trade offer of Bautista(expiring contract) and Votto (expiring contract) for Chapman (no contract). My playoffs start in Week 22. Should I except?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold… Chapman is the 2nd best pitcher this year according to our Player Rater… And those other guys are replaceable in the last month in a 10 team league…

  69. Steve says:
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    Longo!

    Awww. That made me smile.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Really, really happy to see that… If we can get like 10 homers from him between now and the end of the season, it will right a lot of wrongs…

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey, Hallelujah!!!

  70. Steve says:
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    Could do with a couple of RBI from Chris Johnson here…

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, Damn.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s gotten ice cold…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Yeah, was hoping Cahill might get the lead there, but alas.

        On the bright side, my opponent owns Cliff Lee…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          On the not so bright side, we own Cliff Lee…

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey, Oh – sorry. Lots of Ks though…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, not a bad deal as far as no decisions go…

              • Steve says:
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                @Grey, Mendoza home to CWS or The Dorf home to SF?

                SON favours Mendoza slightly, though both score just above 100.

                What say you? It’s H2H…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Dorf but obviously not great…

                  • Steve says:
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                    @Grey, Indeed. Actually went the other way – Mendoza has been a bit mote consistent over the last month or so.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      That’s cool, pretty much a toss up…

  71. Horse says:
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    14 team h2h.

    Think tulo will have any value come playoff time? Is he a potential buy low?

    Any of these you wouldnt deal for.him:

    Milone, minor, garcia, machado, crisp, rasmus

    Same question but for votto too.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Votto more but I’d do trade any of those guys for either…

  72. Horse says:
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    14 team h2h.

    Will tulo have any value in the playoffs? Is it worth a buy low?

    Any of these you wouldnt trade for him:

    Milone, minor, garcia, machado, crisp, rasmus

    Same questions but for votto.

    Thanks.

  73. carlos santana and a closer for latos? have wieters and plenty of saves, need K’s and W’s

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, that works…

  74. Kratos says:
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    10 team roto
    Rather have Doumit or McCann?
    Thanks for your help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doumit…

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