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I’m in a bunch of leagues because I’m popular and smart. Feathered hair is coming back! It is? Yes, Grey said so! This fantasy baseball league is being hosted by RotoRob. (NOTE: It’s not RotorOB, RotOrOB or roTOROb.) After the pretty picture of my fantasy baseball team, I share with you never-before-seen thoughts I jotted down during the draft. This draft was held about two weeks ago, so two of my last three picks are already off my team. Anyway, here’s my fantasy baseball team:

Fantasy Baseball Draft

ROUNDS 1/2 – I turn on my draft thingie to find I’m drafting 15th out of 15 teams. Sweet.  I prefer the corner. Gives me time to go on a Mad Dog 20/20 run between picks. Since I’m the corner, I’m going to combine my pick recaps. I take two predictable guys (Carlos Beltran and Prince Fielder) as two guys above me predictably grab Hamilton and Longoria.  Whatever, I wish my fellow drafters nothing but love, peace and Rickie Weeks.

ROUNDS 3/4 – Of course Pedroia and Manny go quickly.  There’s nowhere for them to go but up. /sarcasm  I’m hoping for Quentin to come back to me, but it’s a pipe dream with 15 teams choosing twice before I go again.  I dropped some hints about Rios in the chat to see if I could persuade people away from CQ.  Oh, well, Quentin was taken three picks before me.  I was surprised he lasted that long.  Went with Jake Peavy and Alexei Ramirez.  As everyone knows I love Peavy and at the 45th pick overall it’s hard to refuse when Lincecum and Santana were off the board at 20 and 21, respectively.  As for Alexei at 46th, he has 2nd base and SS eligibility in Y!  and I like him better than Pedroia who went almost 30 picks prior.  If you didn’t know, now you do.

ROUNDS 5/6 – Third basemen are flying off in this round leaving me looking at Huff.  Blech!  I’ve decided sometime after my third draft this year that I’m punting 3rd basemen.  I refuse to reach for Davis.  2009 is the Year of the 3rd Baseman Flier for me.  There wasn’t much appealing to me for these two picks.  I decided I could use something safe and something Bruce.  I went Dan Uggla and Jay Bruce.  My average is in the dumpster by this point, but I’m not going to worry about it right now.

ROUNDS 7/8 – I’m hoping at this point to solidify my outfield because of the Bruuuuce upside pick.  I’m looking at Raul Ibanez and I’m actually finding him appealing.  Weird!  I also like Broxton right here too, but, alas, someone else liked him right before me.  I end up with Raul Ibanez and Yovani Gallardo.  See, this is the thing about having the 15th pick, you know that you might have to reach a little bit for guys you want.  Gallardo wasn’t getting back to me and I’ve been taking Cain in every other league and that gets boring.

ROUNDS 9/10 – All right, I need a closer in one of these two picks.  Then again Ryan, Jenks, Marmol, Qualls, Bell and Devine are all on the board.  I might pass on relievers again.  There goes Ryan, Marmol, Jenks and Devine… Somebody’s been reading my mind — no fair!  I took Chad Qualls and Brad Hawpe.  As for Hawpe, in a league this shallow (no Corner or Middle Infidel), I figured I’d stock up on safe HRs/RBIs wherever possible.

ROUNDS 11/12 – I will be reaching for Carlos Gomez and Mark Reynolds with my next picks for a Utility and 3rd baseman because I need steals and my average is in the caboose already.  But I have a long wait… Off to the bodega for a bottle of cheap wine.  Okay, back and buzzed.  Wow, Reynolds and Gomez are both still there… But in front of the bodega, a homeless man said something to me that was pretty prophetic, “Everyone fears bad averages.  They’ll be around for your next two picks.  Oh, and could you spare a buck, I’m trying to finish up my Master’s in Sociology–” “Sorry, gotta run!”   I decided to try the homeless guy’s advice on for size and went with Heath Bell and Josh Johnson.

ROUNDS 13/14 – Homeless Post-Grad Student was right!  Why does everyone fear a poor average so much?  Ah, for another day, I suppose.  Carlos Gomez and Mark Reynolds, you are mine!

ROUNDS 15/16 – For some reason, no one drafts Chien-Ming Wang anymore.  Or maybe they never did.  Guys chosen before him – Saunders and Ben Sheets.   Double shot of blech.  Anyway, it worked for my team because I have K-heavy pitchers on teams that might not win a whole lot and because I can’t refuse closers this late… Huston Street.  Warm up the DL slot!

ROUNDS 17/18 – Ramon Hernandez has been at the top of my queue forever now and I’m getting sick of looking at him.  250-some-odd picks in, I’ll take a potential 20 HRs catcher and another closer, Brandon Lyon.  (NOTE:  He was still the closer at this point.  But so was Corpas, so one out two ain’t bad.)

ROUNDS 19/20 – Fred Lewis.  Beans don’t burn on the grill!  Then I was looking at Aaron Cook and Pettitte, but decided to go with the upside of Anthony Reyes.  A few picks I liked this round, Josh Fields, Jed Lowrie, Kendry Morales and Colby Rasmus.  Great upside picks.

ROUNDS 23 – (Omitted Rounds 21/22. As said earlier, Mark Lowe and Todd Coffey are no longer on the team. So sad.)  With my last pick, I took Kelvim Escobar.  Not even really sure how he lasted this long.  Sure, he’s injury-prone, but he’s that much worse than Wandy Rodriguez? Crickets. Hmm… Maybe he is, but at the 345th pick I’ll take this schmohawk every day of the week and twice on Muesday.

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  1. sean says:
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    And Hairston has another one-pitch AB. When is Dusty going to tire of these schmohawk vets? Rhetorical question — the answer is NEVER!

  2. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @sean: Sad to see Dickerson not in there.

  3. Baron Von Vulturewins

    Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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    Love to see how similiar our teams are (mine is 12-team though), with Prince, Peavy, Alexei, Bruce, and Gollardo all moonlighting in the Baron’s salt mines.

    It’s hilarious that Sheets was taken before Wang.

    Wang: But I pitch for the Yankees! I could win 18 games!

    Owner: I like Sheets.

    Wang: He doesn’t even have a team!

    Owner: Shut up, Wang.

    Wang: It’s pronounced ‘Wong.’

    Owner: Whatever.

    fin

  4. nmdunkel says:
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    Nice draft.

    My humble observations

    1) It’s a joke to see Hawpe fall so far in EVERY draft.

    2) Wang in the 15th? What….no one like wins with a good ERA anymore?

    3) Damn, you’re bullish on Yovani!

    4) Kelvim with the last pick of the draft…..slick, yo! That’s like getting the milk for free!

    5) I’m sure you’ve handcuffed Street….no?

  5. Zebo says:
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    @Grey: harang is sucking big time.

  6. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @nmdunkel: I tend to handcuff if I can at a reasonable price, but, off the top of my head, I think Corpas might have went right before or after Street because I drafted before it was officially Street as the closer. In the end, if I get some vulture saves from Lyon and I lose some to Corpas, it’s six of one, half dozen of the other.

  7. Grey

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    @Zebo: I’m not sure I’d say big time. He looks good compared to last year. He’s definitely been just getting out of jams and been a bit wild (the umpire’s pinching the corners). Mets are one of the best lineups in the NL, so I think he’s doing okay for the first time out this year. Why, what are you seeing?

  8. nick m. says:
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    I currently have an empty roster spot and need to fill some holes with these rain delays. I can pick up Ian Stewart to fill in for Longoria (2B/3B eligible in yahoo), however I only have this one move left for the week and doubt I’ll be able to use him the remainder of the week. I can also pick up Burriss (which won’t help me today, but will help later in the week). My other thought is to pick up C. Villanueva and plug him in for the next week or two and get some cheap saves until Hoffman comes back. Thoughts?

  9. nmdunkel says:
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    @Grey

    Gotcha, of course.

    …..why handcuff when you can SAGNOF.

    (incorrect usage, whatever…sounds good…love that term)

  10. Zebo says:
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    @Grey: he is pitching like Kazmir, hits 100 by the 4th inning. I hope Dusty Idiot does not trot him out in the next inning.

  11. sean says:
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    To echo Grey, I don’t think you can be too upset with one earned through 5, especially with all the batters he faced (7h/3bb). It’s 42 degrees, windy, and rainy in Cincy. If anything, he showed the ability to dodge certain danger against a strong lineup in bad conditions.

    To put it in perspective, Johan walked 4 through 5 and his pitch count was high through the early goings too.

    PS: HOLY SHIT — Dusty just PH Micah Owings. Is he even going to pitch? Herrera was warming up.

  12. Zebo says:
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    @everyone: what is the merit of Dusty? How is he still managing a team?

  13. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @nick m.: Get some cheap saves with Villanueva. BTW, I changed your commenter name b/c Nick was taken, unless you are the old nick then my bad.

    @Zebo: Yeah, totally.

  14. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    actually surprised with harang,,i stayed away from him this year,but being in louisville ky. cincy is our baseball team,if they get some pitching,cut down on strikouts and improve obp,they`ll be fun to watch play .500 ball

  15. Steve says:
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    @AL KOHOLIC: Pumped about your ladies basketball team?
    You could have had Harang for four bucks ;-)

  16. nick m. says:
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    thanks. nope, sorry – i realized after i sent it that i should have distinguished that i am a “new” nick.

  17. Frank Rizzo says:
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    Wow. Felipe Lopez. 1 AB…..1 HR.

  18. Nate says:
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    I’m glad I didn’t buy into “Jump off a” Cliff Lee. Nice call.

  19. Baron Von Vulturewins

    Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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    @Frank Rizzo: FELIPE!!! FEL;IPE!!! FELEIP!!!!

    And he’s in my lineup b/c of the ChiSox snow-out. Yippee!!

    I’m as giddy as a little girl who snapped up Felipe in Round 17.

    @Grey: Bruce and Felipe, co-MVPs.

  20. sean says:
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    Yeah, started Cook and Felipe though…

  21. Frank Rizzo says:
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    @Grey: Don’t have Felipe but I’m willing to trade half my roster for him now after that AB.

    Got a 2 for 1 today. When picking up Butler, I first grabbed Escobar and put him on the DL shelf. Hope Rudy’s right about him.

  22. Nate says:
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    Love how Dusty gives Dickerson a “look” against Putz. See? He gave him an opportunity.

  23. Nate says:
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    And look how he rewards Dusty, by clogging up a base.

  24. Luke says:
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    Crap, I dragged my feet on picking up Bonifacio and now he’s on pace for like 600 SBs this year and an infinite number of runs and hits. Ugh, it’s all falling apart.

  25. Baron Von Vulturewins

    Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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    Grey: I have now taken your advice about taking a flyer on Salty, one home run too late. Alas.

    See ya, Shoppach! Welcome aboard, Saltalamacchialamachialamachia! Someone get us some extra uni-letters, stat!

  26. Zebo says:
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    @Grey: drop shoppach for salty?

  27. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Frank Rizzo: Hopes so too.

    @Luke: See how that happens. Throw in the towel! Joking. Bonifacio will be benched by May probably, but he may get 15 empty steals by then.

    @Baron Von Vulturewins: I think that’ll give you some piece of mind. At least you won’t have to worry about whether Hafner is playing or not.

    @Zebo: See above comment to the Baron.

  28. PhillyYorker says:
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    Grey already counseled me on taking Salty above Shoppach and I ignored his advice. DOH!

    “If Nolasco can just stay healthy, if Nolasco can just stay healthy, if Nolasco can just stay healthy…if…if…if”

  29. Freak says:
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    I need more convincing on Salty over Shoppach.

    Go.

    Also: Wieters got drizopped. Add confusion, mix.

  30. Frank Rizzo says:
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    Make that 2 jacks for Felipe today.

  31. Baron Von Vulturewins

    Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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    @Freak: Pick up Weiters. You will thank me in September.

    re: Shoppach v. Salty. Shoppach is not playing everyday.

    @Frank Rizzo: Seriously, Felipe, stop it. It’s embarrassing already. THE SLEEPER HAS AWOKEN.

  32. Zebo says:
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    @Grey: Where did Lopez’ new found power come from? He has probably hit 30% of his home runs in the first game.

  33. Zebo says:
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    @Grey: I am not dropping Shoppach, I think between V mart, Hafner and Garko, chance of one of them hitting the DL/Disgraceful list is better than .300

  34. Grey

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    @Zebo: He hit 20+ HRs the last year in a hitter’s park. He’s back in a hitter’s park.

  35. Baron Von Vulturewins

    Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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    @Zebo: He did hit 23 HRs once. Or 24. Thereabouts.

  36. Freak says:
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    @Baron Von Vulturewins: Salty won’t play everday either. I’m unconvinced it won’t even out.

    And I’d love to pick up Wieters, but 2 catchers on one team?! Oh the blasphemy!

  37. Zebo says:
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    @Grey: dropp Burriss for Bonifacio? SAGNOF

  38. Steve says:
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    @BigFatHippo: Actually it was $4, you bastard.

    @All: I’ve never had more than one team before – I can’t keep up! I will be doing even less work than usual over the next six months.

  39. Zebo says:
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    @everyone: I was targeting Felipe Lopez, but the dude got him in the 16th round, right as I was drafting Jobacum and my 2nd closer Hanrahan. That was too early for me.

  40. Baron Von Vulturewins

    Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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    @Freak: Pick up Weiters. Play Salty now. Drop/trade Salty if/when Weiters pans out. Weiters 09 = Longoria 08. It was worth the wait then and its worth the wait now. Patience, Jedi.

    @Freak: He will if he keeps donk-a-donk-donking. SALTY! SALTY! SALTY!*

    *Nota bene: He looked good enough this spring for the Rangers to take a Salty-for-Clay Buchholz trade off the table.

    @Steve: Last season, I learned I was a Roto-Monogamist. A rotomono. I do like the Razz, though! I can get psyched about Felipe’s two homers AND Brian Schneider’s oh-fer. If only Nyjer Morgan would stop getting hits!

  41. BigFatHippo says:
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    @Steve: Was it 4? Didn’t write it down but I like.

  42. Steve says:
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    @BigFatHippo: Well, I threw him out for 3 so it must have been :evil:

  43. BigFatHippo says:
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    @Grey: Rank these starters, please.

    Wandy
    Maholm
    Jered Weaver
    Anthony Reyes

  44. BigFatHippo says:
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    Oh, and Porcello

  45. Frank Rizzo says:
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    Bonifacio’s line is just silly today! Silly!

    Now he’s added an in-the-park HR.

  46. Baron Von Vulturewins

    Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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    Yo, Tony Clark! Stop stealing Felipe’s thunder! Now the story goes from “Felipe does deep twice in opener” to “D-Backs go homer-happy in opener.”

  47. BigFatHippo says:
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    @Grey: Thanks

  48. Steve says:
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    @Grey: I see that the cunning plan of benching Guthrie appears to be working.

    So far.

  49. jsp2014 says:
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    @Baron Von Vulturewins: Tony Clark, please also stop stealing Mark Reynolds’ thunder!

  50. Zebo says:
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    @Grey: Bonifacio is on fire.

  51. BigFatHippo says:
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    @Grey: Maine behind Weaver and Wandy?

  52. BigFatHippo says:
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    @Steve: My line is just silly today, 7 r, 3 hr, 9 rbi, 1 sb, 423, 464

    Let’s hope it lasts all year!

  53. Steve says:
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    @BigFatHippo: If it stays like that til the end of the year, I predict you’ll win two hitting categories.

    I’m solid in my H2H and RCL, awful in our keeper, altho Harang was OK.

  54. Team Ram Rod says:
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    choo or F Lopez for bench spot?

  55. Frank Rizzo says:
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    @jsp2014: Agreed. I have patience for the K’s and even the bad AVE, but if he’s not going to be an everyday guy he’s on the borderline of whether to be on a roster or not. There are other guys I can roster that I know are everyday starts.

  56. Grey

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    @Team Ram Rod: Don’t make me rain on the Felipe parade. Felipe’s an MI or a 2nd baseman or a shortstop. Choo should out produce him this year. Lopez could make it close though.

  57. SP says:
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    Wrist injuries don’t have a good track record (Overbay, Nomah) so I’m wondering why you guys are still so high on Carlos Quentin.

    Also…who do you take out of Burriss, Bonifacio, or Andrus for overall fantasy ability but mostly steals?

  58. Frank Rizzo says:
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    @SP: As long as Bonifacio’s leading off and the other 2 are at the bottoms of their orders, how can it not be Bonifacio?

  59. Ashley says:
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    Drop Ramon Hernandez for Salty?

  60. agarthered says:
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    Oh wow Bonifacio is going to get picked up very soon in my league. I wish I had someone to drop.

  61. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @SP: Quentin’s injury was in a place that shouldn’t affect him going forward.

    re: speed schmohawks — They’re all pretty much the same. Andrus is the most interesting to me simply because of his home park and lineup.

    @Ashley: Nah

  62. Steve says:
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    Stupid Cards pen.

  63. Zebo says:
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    @Grey: STL relievers blew Wainwright’s Win, this makes me very mad.

  64. Steve says:
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    @Zebo: I guess he did leave a bit of a mess to sweep up.

  65. Frank Rizzo says:
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    @Grey: Ah yes. I completely forgot Andrus was at the bottom of the Texas lineup, on an AL team. That may be a worthy pickup. Damn.

  66. agarthered says:
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    Projection for Bonifacio anybody?

  67. Frank Rizzo says:
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    …..and another thing, Sabbathafat struggling in his new pin stripe uniform. That’s really too bad. Sorry. Can’t help but hate the Yankees. No offense of course.

    By the way. The obvious pick to win the AL East now is Baltimore. Obviously.

  68. jsp2014 says:
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    @agarthered: obv 486/324/162/324/1.000

  69. Freak says:
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    So much for Carsten Charles.

  70. Frank Rizzo says:
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    Bonifacio….bunt single, followed by his 3rd SB of the day. He may be a schmohawk but the dude’s % owned is about to go through the roof.

  71. knighttown says:
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    Good to see some Dickerson discussion today. He was a big part of my September run to victory last year and I was surprised to see so little discussion of him this spring. (cue Grey linking some “Chris Dickerson: Fantasy Sleeper” post I missed.

    What do you see from his this year?

  72. p0rk burn says:
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    Grey, still trying to plug holes in my pitching staff. The pickings are slim unless you ignore the red NAs and DLs. “Choices” include Kawakami, Litsch, Ricky Romero, Scott Richmond. I’m tempted to go the Mr. B route but I’m somewhat concerned about hitting the 40 IP minimum.

    Relief pitchers: Heilman, Carlson, Rauch, Moylan . . . ugh I can’t do this anymore. These Schmoes are all about equal when it comes to sucking. One turd is just as crappy as another.

  73. Nate says:
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    @ Rizzo, as a Yanks fan and friend of CC, none taken.

  74. Martin says:
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    freese or daniel murphy? WHich one should i pick up

  75. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Frank Rizzo: i got him today to fill in for ortiz,hopeing for a sb,,sell high

  76. RT says:
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    Motte is looking shaky….. Please implode. Please.

  77. Cubbies299 says:
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    @RT: There ya go. Motte very good!

  78. Doc says:
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    Motte does implode.

  79. Zebo says:
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    @Grey: some guy in my league dropped Chris Dickerson for E. Bonifacio, should I pick up Dickerson? If so, drop Teahen, or drop Fontenot, or Burriss?

  80. Zebo says:
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    @everyone: on second thought, why is Alexei Ramirez not in the lineup?

  81. RT says:
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    @Doc:
    yea’mon. I am closer-less, but I have Franklin.
    Insert evil laugh here _____________ . (yeah, right there)

  82. Zebo says:
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    @Grey: drop Teahen, Fontenot or Burriss for Franklin?

  83. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Zebo: The White Sox were rained out.

    @Zebo: Fontenot for Franklin.

  84. Martin says:
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    daniel murphy or freese?

  85. JR says:
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    @Grey: Felipe Lopez. Thank you.

  86. John P. says:
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    Yikes, Motte has me scared on day 1! I have one roster spot open – should I pick up Franklin, Villanueva, or stand pat?

  87. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @JR: You’re welcome.

    @John P.: Grab Villanueva. But it would be nice to have both.

  88. Cubbies299 says:
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    Hey. How streamable do you think David Purcey is?

  89. BSA says:
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    @Steve: If your solid in the RCL than I am psyched tonight. Right with you in the middle and you call that solid. You know more than me.

  90. bubba chuck says:
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    I have Cameron, Bourn, Polanco, and Jed Lowrie. These guys are on waivers:

    Bonifacio, Lind, Francoeur, Maybin, Burriss, Billy Butler, Blalock

    What move(s) should I do?

  91. Grey

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    @bubba chuck: Drop Polanco for Bonifacio. Drop Cameron for Maybin. Drop Lowrie for Lind.

  92. BigFatHippo says:
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    @BSA: It’s only one day and 2 teams played Summerog, chill, sit sit sit, good boy.

  93. BSA says:
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    @BigFatHippo: Yeah I know. If Grey thinks KC’s team is better than my team I may not have a lot of chances to howl.

    I am just psyched that we are on ESPN so I can see how the points actually work and how I have to learn to manage my team.

  94. Steve says:
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    @BSA: Obviously I posted that comment before things started turning to shit.

  95. bubba chuck says:
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    If I pick up Bonifacio and Maybin I will have three Marlins with Uggla. Might that be troublesome? Should I keep Lowrie, drop Polanco and Cameron, pick up Lind and Bonifacio?

  96. Zebo says:
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    @Grey: Drop whom for Lind? Burriss, Teahen, Wieters?

  97. Zebo says:
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    @Grey: never mind, Lind was just picked up, by the same team that picked up Bonifacio today.

  98. BKK says:
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    @bubba chuck: Personally, I try not to load up on one team, but three is okay. The thing is you pick up three guys with upside over the other three. If it doesn’t work out, the guys you dropped will all probably still be sitting in the FA pool, sipping their favourite umbrella drink.

  99. BigFatHippo says:
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    @BSA: @Steve: I’m still trying to sift through navigation on ESPN, simple minds have simple ways. Give me Yahoo every time.

    I’ll get used to it I guess, sigh…….

  100. royce! says:
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    In my 20 team h2h someone dropped Dallas Braden. Should I drop Leo Munez for him?

  101. royce! says:
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    Damnit. NNNNunez. Munez. Jeez.

  102. BSA says:
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    I tell you what I’ll trade site navi knowldedge for roto knowledge. hmmm..

  103. BKK says:
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    Can someone explain to me the Ozzie Guillen thought process?

    Ozzie: Hmm, I think I’ll bat Dewayne Wise leadoff?

    Voice of Reason: But Ozzie Dewayne has a combined career total of 498 AB’s with a career average of 0.210.

    Ozzie: But last year he had a career year batting 0.248.

    Voice of Reason: A career year would be 0.428.

    Ozzie: He batted 0.428, well then Wise will definitely lead-off.

    Voice of Reason: Glad I could help.

  104. Zebo says:
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    @everyone: Liriano not looking good.

  105. Baron Von Vulturewins

    Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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    I feel so dirty.

    I picked up Bonifacio.

    Here’s my reasoning: I dropped Chris Ray, who got spanked today, while Sherrill held it down. Which means it’s probably 4-6 weeks before Ray gets the closing job in O-Town ASSUMING Sherrill melts down. PLUS I have Frank Frank, Gregg, and Capps, and Villa Neuva, so I’m not hurting for saves.

    I am hurting for steals — knew that coming out of the draft. So I grab Bonifacio. If nothing else, he starts for me tomorrow. I don’t see much future for him behind Phillips (at 2B) and Wright (at 3B) but steals are steals. I can always drop him later — Ray was basically a dead spot in my roster. And who knows? It’s the Nady Principle — someone busts out every year. Someone.

    And I need steals.

    Still — I feel dirty. I feel like a teenager who got too excited on prom night.

    I was ready to laugh at whoever picked him up — and that person was me.

    Alas.

    Dissect at will.

  106. Steve says:
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    I need a CF to fill and empty spot tomorrow. Cory Wade has got me the one and only Hold I will probably need this week, so looking to drop him for one of the following Rockies: R-Spill, Seth Smith or D-Fowl.

    I’m thinking R-Spill…

  107. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Baron Von Vulturewins: hey steals are steals,,i picked up schafer last night,inserted got a hr,only because ortiz was ppd,i grabbed bonifacio and hoped for a cheap sb,ill take a few lucky breaks any day,just glad i grabbed him before the game or i to would have snagged the new hot guy after but 1 game

  108. Doc says:
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    I picked up Bonifacio where I had room. Who knows. I wouldn’t drop anyone good for him, but . . .

  109. BKK says:
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    @Baron Von Vulturewins: I was going to do that yesterday to spot start for Weeks who was off today, but I didn’t pull the trigger and now I regret the 3 free SV’s that I gave to AL KOHOLIC who grabbed him today when the Sox game was ppd.

    Now, go take a shower.

  110. BKK says:
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    Make SB’s not SV’s

  111. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @BKK: yeah,my ace in the hole(drafted before perez was sent down)motte,got smashed.still expect good numbers but franklin owners just got a boost

  112. Baron Von Vulturewins

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    @BKK: Three saves, to go with an inside-the-parker? Now that’s a good day.

    The craziest stat of the day has to be that, until Felipe Lopez homered from both sides of the plate today, no switch-hitter had ever done that in MLB history. Ever. Then Tony Clark does it in THE SAME GAME.

    Ah, baseball!

  113. Baron Von Vulturewins

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    @Baron Von Vulturewins: Had ever done that in MLB history on Opening Day. Is what I meant to say.

  114. Zebo says:
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    @Grey: Lind is gone, drop Teahen or Burriss for Dickerson?

  115. Thunder Dan says:
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    So who is the more valuable Lopez this year — Felipe or Jose?

    Preseason wisdom would say Jose and that’s why he’s on my roster. Mind you, this is a shallow league (or else Felipe would have been drafted).

  116. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Steve: hippo might be laid up a few days,,,he got attacked by an extention cord,then a gutter extension at the draft

  117. BKK says:
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    @Baron Von Vulturewins: That’s the trouble with typing and thinking at the same time. You sometimes type wht you were thinking not you meant to type.

    But it Bonifacio gets three more saves in the same game, I am going to regret that decision all year!

  118. Steve says:
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    @AL KOHOLIC: I’d say that’s the MINIMUM physical damage you could expect from a night’s drinking with you guys ;-)

  119. Martin says:
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    juan rivera, daniel murphy, or fontenot?

  120. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Steve: yeah the comish has no 2nd bagger and 10 of`s,him nor greg has any closers,so yes there was a bit of nipping going on in there ,I think you learned alot about our league and our draft this year,and there will be alot of moves and trades yet

  121. Ross says:
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    drop krispie for werth?

  122. Steve says:
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    @AL KOHOLIC: Yeah – the prices were a LOT higher than I expected. With so many spots to fill, I wanted to not go too crazy too early.

    Made a few mistakes but could have been worse. Obviously it’s a pretty active league, so I should be able to improve matters…

  123. Steve says:
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    In a vacuum, Butler, Span or Bengie to fill an RCL spot tomorrow?

  124. Steve says:
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    Thanks, Grey.

    @everyone: Are the add rules different on ESPN than on Yahoo? It looks like you can add/drop on game day, whereas when I’ve played on Yahoo you can’t.

    Cos I’d be giving up the #3 waiver spot to grab Butler right now for one day…

  125. Thunder Dan says:
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    Thanks Grey. You guys run a great site here.

    @Steve: Last year ESPN leagues had same-day transactions, whereas any pickup you make on Yahoo is always for the next day.

  126. Steve says:
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    @Thunder Dan: Nice one – thanks!

  127. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Steve: yes you will,guys will be dropping players left and right,,glad i drafted closers after the motte meltdown,not giving up yet but i hope tony hasnt either,you gotta watch those heavy drinkers like tony,so i hear

  128. ep says:
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    @Grey: Is it wrong of me to not want to drop a player like Motte after one bad outing?
    He’s got nasty stuff, right?

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