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Now it’s time for everyone’s favorite game, Fantasy Baseball, Fun With Numbers.  Ding, ding, ding… Bassoon… Triangle!  Triangle!  Triangle!  Cow bell!  More cow bell!  One last ding.  In today’s installment of Fantasy Baseball, Fun With Numbers, we’re going to look at some players for the last month and try to figure out if maybe the numbers tell a different story than their names tell.  At this point in the season, it’s very important to abandon names and just try and plug in the best stats.  Anyway, here’s the latest in Fantasy Baseball, Fun With Numbers:

ALL STATS ARE FOR THE LAST 30 DAYS.

1st Basemen:

Player A – 21/5/18/.367/2
Player B – 16/5/17/.284
Player C – 20/9/19/.340

Player A is Aubrey Huff, B is Adrian Gonzalez and C is Nick Swisher.  Bonus 1st baseman of the last 30 days — 17/6/23/.402.  Otherwise known as Buster Posey.

2nd Basemen:

Player A – 16/4/13/.226/3
Player B – 16/5/16/.269
Player C – 17/4/15/.323/3

Player A is Brandon Phillips, B is Robinson Cano, C is Kelly Johnson.  Excitement with owning Johnson may have waned after April, but he’s still maintained value.

Shortstops:

Player A – 18/5/12/.326/4
Player B – 10/0/10/.198/7
Player C – 8/0/2/.208/5

Player A is Alexei Ramirez, B is Jimmy Rollins and C is Elvis Andrus.  Actually, you name the shortstop and they’re doing better than J-Roll and Andrus.  Too bad Elvis didn’t leave the building and take Rollins with him.

3rd Basemen:

Player A – 10/3/13/.264/2
Player B – 19/3/13/.287/3
Player C – 14/7/18/.319/1

Player A is David Wright, B is Evan Longoria and C is Adrian Beltre.  Good to see someone’s put up stats to replicate what Jimmy Rollins’ last month should’ve been.  Too bad it’s Longoria and Wright.

Outfielders:

Player A – 20/7/19/.310/4
Player B – 16/5/11/.354/9
Player C – 11/4/11/.277/1

Player A is Andres Torres, B is Angel Pagan and C is Torii Hunter.  Two guys that are actually putting up power and speed numbers while one guy’s reputation says he should be.

Bonus!

Player A – 18/6/15/.283/2
Player B – 20/8/21/.279/2

Player A is Albert Pujols, Player B is Rickie Weeks.  Zoinks!

From Around The Web

  1. tall chicks says:
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    1. You’d still give V-Mart/Michael Young for Wright though, right? To the guy who lost C. Santana last night. Right?

    2. Drop E. Aybar for Infante for my MI while he’s in for Prado?

  2. Terrence Mann says:
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    @Grey: I gotta go to work. Just wanted to drop by and say Alex Rios.

  3. DrEasy says:
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    *** Juan Pierre hit a HR!

  4. NoEmoJoe says:
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    For some reason, I’m still holding on to Chipper. Would you replace him with any of the following:

    Alvarez, Peralta, Infante, Mora, Kouz, Encarnacion, Valencia, Lopez, Blake

  5. Frank Rizzo says:
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    Speaking of fun numbers, Juan Pierre just hit his 1st HR since September 15, 2008. Man, the Tigers suck.

  6. happygostabby says:
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    Thinking about picking up Jake Westbrook, but would need to drop either Kevin Slowey or Anibal Sanchez. Is he an upgrade over either?

  7. Bring Back Pluto says:
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    Grey, related to NoEmoJoe’s question:

    Chris johnson or Valencia?

  8. Frank Rizzo says:
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    @Grey: How come Dr. Easy got a Ha and I just got a Hehe………..damnit!

  9. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Frank Rizzo: My ha was worn out from already hearing Pierre hit one.

  10. Bring Back Pluto says:
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    Grey, what’s your best guess of where you will rank Latos next year? I won’t hold you to it, of course, but I’d be interested to hear a couple of other SPs that you think he should be drafted around…

  11. Phillip says:
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    Does Andrus’ slow start to the second half change your opinion of him compared to Reyes and Rollins next year or do you still think he is better than both going forward?

  12. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Phillip: He’ll be fine going forward. Bad 2nd half may just have him sink in the rankings and be a nice value pick next year.

  13. Grey, who is more likely to be suspended for 50 games after the next round of tests come back from the lab:
    a) Nick Swisher
    b) Andres Torres
    c) Angel Pagan
    d) Juan Pierre

  14. peter says:
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    @DrEasy: @Grey: Naturally, my opponents this week in two h2h leagues have Pierre. His 2nd HR in 4 years, and I’ve got to eat it. Twice.

    The same thing happened to me earlier this year with Maicer Izturis when he hit 2/3 of this season’s HR on 5/31-6/1. Had to eat that crap in multiple h2h leagues. Why me, papa smurf?

    I hate h2h; I love h2h.

  15. Terrence Mann says:
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    @Grey: I know, I know. Do a quick check of the ChiSox schedule from here on out….Bannister, Carmona, Bonderman, Slowey, Davies, Baker, the list of crappy Central pitchers he’ll be facing goes on and on. Porcello was just the start….

    You’re gonna be forced to rank Rios in the top 30 next year, Grey.

    Forced.

  16. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @peter: I’m facing the bottom of my H2H this week and I had Burnett go yesterday and he had Morrow. Alas…

  17. peter says:
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    David Freese pulled up lame while rounding third, last night. (Don’t they make pills for that?) It was during a rehab assignment and now looks like that ankle sprain will keep him out even longer. Has it been noted that he’s officially pulling a Kotchman?

  18. Tony says:
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    How’s my Jroll/ellsbury for Alexie and werth look now? At least the guys i got are playing lol.

    I just wish i didn’t move my strasburg/cargo for Kemp, unless kemps 5-5 last night sends him on a tear, then i’ll retract.

    I heart juan pierre!

  19. Joe B says:
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    @Grey: For my fifth outfielder in a 12 team standard roto league, who do you like better the rest of the way… Ludwick or Willingham?

  20. Fletch says:
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    @Grey: My Verlander/ A-Ram for his Fielder/Beckham? He also has Holliday, which I could ask for him instead of Fielder.

  21. Picking up Alexei for MI after someone dropped him near the end of May was the best move I made all season in my HtH league. Missing the tradionally crappy part of his year makes him a treat to own.

  22. Back to Minors says:
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    Sorry, I’m late tuning in today…any new Carlos Pena injury news?

  23. GopherDay says:
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    Grey, Lilly, Dickey, or Leake tonight?

  24. Black Beard says:
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    Long term keeper league:

    Kemp or Heyward?

  25. Black Beard says:
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    @Grey: Fielder of Heyward?

  26. Ryan says:
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    Which of these trades should i make for my 20 team h2h dynasty league? Oh and if you are wondering who i would pick up to fill my empty bn spots, i would pick up matt joyce and sean west.

    trade #1 I trade morneau howie kendrick and mike leake for evan longoria

    trade #2 i trade morneau howie kendrick mike leake and homer bailey for josh hamilton and jered weaver

    trade #3 i trade morneau jon lester howie kendrick mike leake and j.p. arencibia for carl crawford joe mauer and cc sabathia

    20 Team h2h Dynasty League

    c russel martin
    1b miguel cabrera
    2b howie kendrick
    3b edwin encarnacion
    ss ryan theriot
    if neil walker
    lf jose tabata
    cf colby rasmus
    rf justin upton
    of ryan ludwick
    util chase headley
    bn lastings milledge
    bn j.p arencibia
    dl justin morneau

    sp jon lester
    sp colby lewis
    sp chris carpenter
    sp clayton kershaw
    rp rafael soriano
    rp jose contreras
    rp jason motte
    p scott downs
    p mike leake
    p hisanori takhashi
    bn michael wiertz
    bn jason hammell
    bn brad lincoln
    dl homer bailey

  27. royce! says:
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    The Angels called up Peter Bourjos, who is batting .314 with 13 HR and 27 SB. Any chance he sees enough playing time to be rosterable?

    Also, Chris Carter (OAK) has started in LF for 5 of the last 6 games in AAA. Think OAK can make room for him?

  28. joe from point pleasant says:
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    Now that Jordan Zimmermann is likely not seeing the bigs until 2011 (they want him to make at least 4 more starts at AAA and have capped his innings at 5 ip per start for the rest of 2010), i am going to drop him for another high potential stash.

    Here are my options:

    Carlos Zambrano – Threw 54 pitches in his last outing with good velocity albeit mixed results. Silva to the DL, and Lilly to the Dodgers might leave a rotation spot for him. What do you think?

    Derek Holland – Threw well in rehab starts, but they now want him to make at least 1-2 more starts at AAA before calling him up. His slider which was previously at 87 mph is now in the 80-84 range and they want him to work more on his change. I assume they will want him to start when the time comes.

    Who do you like better?

  29. joe from point pleasant says:
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    Also, I just picked up Yunesky Maya for my minor league roster. Word on the street is that he will be in the Nats rotation by mid-late August. These international pitchers are always hard to figure out at first, and he will be up come crunch time. What do you think he can contribute the rest of the way?

  30. Steve says:
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    @Grey: Snigger. That’s the first thing I thought of too.

    But I’m here for the fantasy baseball advice – honest I am.

  31. Wilsonian says:
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    Would you still rather have Andrus over Castro for the remainder of ’10?

  32. Frank Rizzo says:
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    I’ve got a guy in my Yahoo league that told me he’s considering offering me Howard/A-Rod for Braun/Wright. Which side do you like from this point on?

  33. GopherDay says:
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    @Grey: Hehe….I didn’t say the question was baseball related….Hehe

    Thanks!

  34. Wah says:
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    Youk to the DL

  35. Wilsonian says:
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    @Grey: cool, just dropped Castro for Andrus, but I’m still having trouble with it. I’ve got the shakes because he’s just been so bad lately.

    Is the difference between Andrus and Furcal negligible or would you work on a deal for Furcal for the stretch run?

  36. Grey — With Youk on the DL, that means regular playing time for Lowell for at least a while, no?

    Assuming that’s the case, would you drop Betemit for Lowell in a 20-team roto league? I’ve also got Headley available at 3B.

  37. Howie Met Your Mother says:
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    On a scale of 1-10, how nervous should i be about starting Filthy at Coors tonight?

  38. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Enrique: Can lose Betemit for Lowell.

    @Howie Met Your Mother: I’m sitting him everywhere, except an H2H league where I’m already screwed for this week — thanks, Burnett!

  39. Wilsonian says:
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    @Grey: cool, thanks! Now back to my original question from yesterday re: trying to acquire Doc in my 8 Team Keeper that I’m trying to win this year to bank some coin.

    My roster:
    C – Suzuki
    1B – Fielder
    2B – Weeks
    3B – Longoria
    SS – Andrus
    OF – CarGo
    OF – Holliday
    OF – Kemp
    UTIL – Pence
    UTIL – Wright
    BN – Krispie
    DL – Utley

    SP – JJ
    SP – Verlander
    SP – Kershaw
    SP – Floyd
    SP – Lewis
    SP – Hamels
    SP – Scherzer
    RP – Feliz
    RP – Soria
    RP – K- Rod
    RP – Capps
    RP – Aardsma

    Yesterday, you said try CarGo/Castro for Doc/Furcal. I sent that, and he said it was OK, but not enough (CarGo is my highest rated bat, according to Yahoo). So I cancelled and dropped Castro for Andrus. Do you still think I should try to move anyone for Doc, or just try to ride out this All-Star team? Thanks man, I really appreciate all your help.

  40. ThE sHiT says:
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    @Grey: Snider to start his 3rd straight game 2day. He’s 3-9 with 2 2B since coming back. How many more straight starts do we have to see so he becomes a must add? (Assuming he keeps hitting, of course). I’m itching to pull the trigger on Snider and let go of Gordon.

  41. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Grey: is jose guillen droppable for the hot bat of the week

  42. Shane says:
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    @ Grey: Need a Santana replacement … Who do you like better in a H2H format: Soto or Suzuki?

  43. @Grey: Just got a counter offer accepted of Butler for Nolasco in 15 team roto with OBP instead of AVG. I sent that last night though, now I lose Youk to go along with Smooth. Can I afford to trade Butler?

    Without Butler and Youk, my corner situation: Tex, Huff, C. Johnson, Beckham & Morrison.

    I’m at 9.5 points out of 15 in OBP and 4 & 3.5 in ERA and WHIP respectively.

  44. Anonymous says:
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    Following Grey’s idea, OF themed:
    Player A: 19 Runs, 7 HR, 18 RBI, 3 SB, .394 AVG and 1.144 OPS
    Player B: 6 Runs, 3 HR, 15 RBI, 5 SB, .278 AVG and .775 OPS.

    Guesses?

    Player A is CarGo.
    Player B is Kemp.

    Oh My!

  45. tall chicks says:
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    This is long, sorry, but I’ve been accused of collusion…

    I’m in 1st place, just made a trade with my brother who is in 6th place and fill holes at C and 1B in an effort to crack the top 4 and make the playoffs. The 2nd place team is calling the trade too one-sided in my favor and is suspicious there might be collusion.

    Batting roster in the league holds like this:
    C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, 3 OF, 3 UTIL
    I have Cabrera at 1B, McCann at C.

    Here’s the trade with my brother, who just lost C. Santana at C and had Cantu as his 1B…
    I gave: Adrian Gonz. (had been in one of my UTIL spot)
    V-Mart (had been in one of my UTIL spot)
    M. Young (was my 3B)
    C. Hart (was one of my OF)
    I got: D. Wright (replace Young)
    M. Holliday (replace Hart)

    (By losing Adrian and V-Mart from my UTIL, it means that Span and Ludwick move from spot starters to everyday starters in those UTIL spots.)

    My brother before the trade: waiver wire catcher to replace Santana, waiver wire everyday 1B (since Cantu is now platooning), Wright, Holliday
    His starters after the trade: Adrian Gonzalez, V-Mart, M. Young, and Hart

    My brother downgraded from Holliday to Hart, and from Wright to Young….but instead of random schmohawk C and 1B from the waiver wire, he got V-Mart and Adrian.

    I tried to explain to the 2nd place guy that it was needs-based and is pretty even, even though I was happy to land the trade. He’s not so sure.

    Does this appear to be collusion to you?

  46. royce! says:
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    @tall chicks: Looks needs based to me. Tell the guy in second place that he should take his sour grapes and make sour grape juice.

  47. will says:
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    @Grey: Alvarez, Chris Johnson, or Alex Gordon for the rest of the year?

  48. motorcitykitty says:
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    Alright Grey, day three of my trying to get this deal done. Refresher: I’m trying to part with Latos/Strasburg, and I proposed to you those two for Josh Johnson and Josh Beckett. You replied that you didnt like Beckett in that deal, that you thought I could get better. It looks like if I do get a deal done, it’s going to have to be with this guy as there are no other bites in my league. So if I tried to pry someone other than Beckett to go along with Johnson, which one(s) on his staff would you go for instead: Matt Cain, Jason Hammel, Jair Jurrjens, Francisco Cordero, Edinson Volquez, and Francisco Liriano ( HIGHLY unlikely he will part with Liriano ). Btw, 16 team h2h. P.S. If you’re ever in the Santa Monica area, my bartender girlfriend will provide you with all the Daiquiris you want for your help with my fantasy teams:)

  49. Bring Back Pluto says:
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    @Enrique: If it does mean a stretch of regular playing time, it seems like a good time to own him… from Baseball America:

    “since joining Triple-A Pawtucket eight days ago, Lowell has been the best hitter in the International League and perhaps all of the minors. In his second game, Lowell went 4-for-4 and smacked three doubles. Three days later, Lowell smacked three home runs at Toledo. He followed that up in his next game with another three-hit night, this time going 3-for-4 with a double and a home run, leaving his numbers through five games at .500/.500/1.727. “

  50. Big Nate says:
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    ******RYAN HOWARD TO THE DL********

  51. Black Beard says:
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    6×5 (+OPS), ten team, 7 keeper league:

    Linc and Fielder for Tex and Heyward?

  52. motorcitykitty says:
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    @ Grey…2 places…THE FAMOUS ENTERPRIZE FISH CO., and THE WORLD CAFE

  53. Steve says:
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    @motorcitykitty: You want to be careful giving out that sort of info.

    Grey’s probably off waxing his ‘stache right now.

  54. Grey

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    @motorcitykitty: The World Cafe is Arnold’s place isn’t it?

    @Steve: Waxing and twirling.

  55. Steve says:
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    @Grey: Lay-deeeeez everywhere, beware!

  56. manfromearth says:
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    I remembered your high hopes for Weeks as the season was about to start (I hope my recollection is correct) and I got great value picking him up in as many leagues as I could. Thanks, Grey! It’s nice when you have a feeling about a guy and are able to abandon looking for a specific position player in the first half of the draft, knowing you’ll get your guy late, and then to have it pay off for you in spades. I imagine Weeks won’t be flying under the radar for next year, huh?

  57. Tony says:
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    my one money league i have howard (DL), votta (wrist?), and Hammy (knee/cortisone shot), ship……….sinking………..fast…………

  58. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @motorcitykitty: Forget it, I realized that’s Schatzi’s, which I don’t think is even open anymore. Yeah, I don’t go to SM too much.

  59. Steve says:
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    Grandy taking a seat against Rickey ‘Caesar’ Romero.

  60. Grey

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    @Steve: Thanks for the heads up!

  61. motorcitykitty says:
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    No…that was Chotchskies….or however the hell you spell it, and he sold it…Doesnt the fact that Beckett plays for the Sox give him more value than Cain? or are you just thinking he hasnt completely returned to THE Beckett?

  62. Grey

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    @motorcitykitty: AL East vs. NL West, Fenway vs. AT&T and Cain’s been better for two years.

  63. motorcitykitty says:
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    Got it. Sorry I keep asking man, just trying to get all the reasoning behind all the choices, not just the choices. Thanks @Grey.

  64. Anonymous says:
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    Zobrist not back in the lineup. Once again, I’m rolling with Neil Walker (and I’m rolling with him in a league where I have Kinsler…)

  65. DrEasy says:
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    They say it’s a knee sprain for Santana at this point, and he’s on the DL. No need stashing him on my DL, right? The thing is, there’s no one else worth stashing on my DL either. Just leave my DL slot empty?

  66. Black Beard says:
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    Is Granderson’s value pretty much donezo with the Kearns and Berkman adds?

    Granderson or R. Davis, rest of the way?

  67. DrEasy says:
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    Simon, Mike Gonzalez, Heilman, Gutierrez, Breslow: can you please pick 3?

  68. brad says:
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    Anyone know a site where I can track games played by position? I am specifically curious to see if Reynolds will retain 1b eligibility next year.

  69. DrEasy says:
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    edit: add Hong-Chi Kuo to the list above. He’s no SAGNOF, but he can help with ratios.

  70. Quimmy says:
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    @grey: thx for the advice yesterday on not trading kemp for the adverb. I was able to move dyoung and dempster for halladay. Thoughts on that sir?

  71. DrEasy says:
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    Fun with stats, L/R split edition:

    Player A:
    vs Right: 184AB, 9HR, 6SB, .261AVG, .843OPS

    Player B:
    vs Right: 177AB, 13HR, 3SB, .271AVG, .894OPS

    (you probably sit both vs Left, although A is completely useless but B isn’t)

    Ready? Player A is Grandy, player B is the man who invented Hamsterdam, none other than Major Colvin.

  72. Tony says:
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    so votto is available to pinch hit, and i’m watching REDS LIVE in ohio and he’s taking BP? why the face is he NOT PLAYING!?

    I’m getting pretty annoyed with some of these teams babying players.

    YOU PAY ‘EM, PLAY ‘EM!

  73. Grey

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    @DrEasy: Stash him if you have no one else, but I doubt he returns.

    @Black Beard: It’s bottomed out. I’d take Grandy over Davis in most leagues, but Davis could easily outperform him.

    @DrEasy: Simon, Mike Gonzalez, Heilman…

    @Quimmy: Looks good for you.

    @DrEasy: Interesting…

    @Tony: Yeah, very frustrating.

  74. Tony says:
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    @Grey: it says he’s not playing because of his wrist and its better to rest him than it get worse, OK I BELIEVE THAT, then why is he taking BP? unreal.

    how many starts you think Latos has left grey? will they bench him early or keep rolling him out there as long as they have a shot?

  75. mc serch says:
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    @Grey: bad day today Friend…just lost Youk, Howard and Santana to the DL in a matter of hours, to go along with Kinsler…kind of a nightmare….for 3B my options are Headley, Gordon or Johnson….then I have to drop Volquez to pick up a hitter to cover Howard…choices are Kubel, Byrd, Seth Smith or one of the aforementioned 3B. Lastly, do I just drop Santana and fill the catcher spot with a Benji Molina, Jason Kendall or Yorvit for the rest of the season, or drop an extra pitcher, such as Mike Gonzalez, and see what happens with Santana? WWGD?

  76. brad says:
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    @mc serch: I’d go with Johnson, Kubel and blech. . . no other catchers?

  77. mc serch says:
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    @brad: nope, thats it for catchers…Matsui and Matt Joyce also available…does that change anything for you?

  78. mc serch says:
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    @brad: Carlos Ruiz is available…I think thats the move

  79. Grey

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    @Tony: They’re not benching him if they’re in it and they look to be in it. They may pull him after 5 or 6 innings in some starts and skip him here and there.

    @mc serch: Kubel, Headley and Benji.

  80. mc serch says:
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    @Grey: thanks Grey…and hold santana for now and drop mike gonzalez to pick up Benji?

  81. Martin says:
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    @grey- should i offer granderson for montero (i lost santana to the DL) and torres?

  82. mc serch says:
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    @Grey: ok thanks brotha…i’m on it….DL’d Youk, dropped Volquez, picked up Headley and Benji and held off on Kubel…gonna hold Santana for now and hope Hammy comes back soon to cover Howard’s Utility spot…if Hammy stays out more than another day or two or goes on DL will drop Santana and pick up Kubel. Ugh!

  83. Wilsonian says:
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    Sorry to be the 90th person to ask…16 Team H2H Keeper…DL Santana for:

    Jaso, Yorvit, Bengie, Snyder, Ruiz, Iannetta?

    I’m in 1st and unfortunately dropped Soto for Santana a couple months ago. F the Sawx and their unnecessary over-hustle…

  84. second says:
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    What should I do for second base?
    Asdrubal, Neil Walker, Infante are available.

  85. Steve says:
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    Snidah!

  86. Simply Fred

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    @Grey: MLB reports Soscia says Bourjos will be everyday CF. Change of thoughts? Projections?

  87. motorcitykitty says:
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    Well Grey, its done. Deal between 2 first-placed teams.I know you didn’t like the trade, but I addressed a need and removed a future problematic situation by dealing two guys who may or may not be pitching during my fantasy playoffs, which it looks like I’ll make.
    I give:
    STEPHEN DREW (who has disappointed me and whom I would have dropped if the rest of the deal went through anyway)
    BEN ZOBRIST (heres the gamble, I’m counting on Beckham to produce at 2nd and has recently)
    STEPHEN STRASBURG (Our line-ups in this league are set weely and his two missed starts last week caused me to lose to a last place team)
    MAT LATOS (another guy who to a lesser extent is being treated with white gloves, he was an unexpected bonus that I got off the waiver wire early in the season)
    I get:
    Jeter, Josh Johnson, and Beckett
    My 16 team h2h pitching staff now looks like this: Sabathia, Gallardo, Price, Johnson, Beckett, Marmol, and the last one based on match-ups (Travis Wood, Bobby Jenks, Duensing, Zimmerman, and Storen)
    P.S. Tried for Cain instead of Beckett, but he didn’t bite.

  88. Grey

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    @simply fred: Could I see the link? Does it say Juan Rivera is being benched indefinitely?

  89. royce! says:
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  90. Grey

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    @royce!: Yeah, I saw all of those. Reduced for Rivera and Matsui makes sense. Wish there was an actual confirmation that Bourjos would be their every day center fielder.

  91. Brian says:
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    Who is the better Youkilis replacement? The Red Sox are saying he’s likely out for the season.

    Alex Gordon, Jhonny Peralta, Felipe Lopez, Neil Walker, and Chris Johnson are the options. No specific category needs.

  92. Grey

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    @royce!: Okay, I’m convinced. He seems like he will play.

    @Brian: Johnson

  93. 0-for8Rod says:
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    @Grey, @ Everyone:

    A leaguemate who is also an avid Phillies fan just dropped Domonic Brown for Scott Rolen. Does he know something I don’t? And if not, try to use my #3 waiver and drop Torres? I need runs. Gracias.

  94. royce! says:
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    What, besides “caught stealing,” can CS stand for? I’m looking at firstinning.com to check out league leaders in SB, and it says lists 58 under “CS” for Bourjos, which can’t be true. Their database must be messed up…there’s another dude who apparently has been caught over 70 times.

  95. royce! says:
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    Forget it, it must just be wrong.

  96. Grey

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    @royce!: He was caught five times last year.

  97. paulzone says:
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    wiggy or gordon?

    rauch or guerrier for holds?

  98. Grey

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    @0-for8Rod: I’d prefer Torres, unless it’s a keeper.

    @paulzone: Gordon, Rauch…

  99. big o says:
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    if you’re listening to the cubs game ,
    then you just heard that the catcher’s protective “cup”
    was invented in 1874 .

    and , yes , i’ve had time to read today’s threads .
    just couldn’t remember how many times this has been discussed .

  100. Grey

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    @big o: Interesting… First time that was mentioned, fwiw.

  101. big o says:
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    @Grey:
    also , fwiw …
    if holly doesn’t win hell’s kitchen , i’m gonna stop watching the show .
    who’d want to work for that whiney prick , ben , anyway ?

  102. Steve says:
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    Rotoworld reporting that D-Fowl might be back by the end of the week.

    Bossman Jr doing work – and my H2H opponent has him benched. Win-win!

  103. Grey

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    @big o: That’s one of the few I don’t watch.

    @Steve: Surprising about Fowler.

  104. big o says:
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    yeah ,
    it’s kinda gone down-hill this season ,
    since he’s stopped screaming
    “you fat cow”
    at all of the women contestants .

  105. agarthered says:
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    Did Dread Pirate leave the game again? Ugh i’ve been cursed with him since i traded for him.

  106. Tackleberry was just screaming at Beckett during the bench clearing…hahahahaha…that dude is scary.

  107. big o says:
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    friggin’ ozzie .
    letting old man omar play both ends of the double-header .

  108. big o says:
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    newest $12 salad enters the game in the top of the ninth , tied score ,
    and promptly gives up a solo shot to frenchy .

  109. Steve says:
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    @big o: Yes – I was about to congratulate Grey on the jinx.

    Only bright spot is that on the team I own Wagner, I also own K-Rod…

  110. Sanchez having a great outing for a change.

  111. MeanMachine says:
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    Damn, losing Youk sucks. Pick up Lowell?

  112. Brian says:
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    Meek just came into the 7th inning with 2 men on and a 7-3 lead, and is looking a lot like a set-up man to me.

  113. Tele says:
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    B.J Upton is such a cocktease…

  114. @Brian:

    Meek’s at least good for my ratio’s, unlike a lot of these random freezeheads floating around this year.

  115. magicterp says:
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    What do we know about this Diamond kid on the Cubs? 10 K’s tonight.

  116. Grey

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    @magicterp: Good for Ks, not for ratios.

  117. Happy Birthday HR Mini Donkey!!!

  118. @Grey:

    The Washington Nationals placed slugger Adam Dunn on waivers on Tuesday afternoon, as part of the standard procedure that involves almost all players this time of the baseball season, according to sources. But Dunn is expected to generate a lot of interest from other teams, and if he is going to be traded — which seems unlikely at this point — it will happen in the immediate future.

  119. Where is he likely to go do you think?

  120. Oh maybe its just a routine.

  121. Grey

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    @simply fred: Yeah, that’s what I figured once I thought about moving Hunter. Was clarified in the above comments. He’s a great pickup for steals.

    @Elijah: It’s hard to move guys through waivers. Yankees could use an 8th inning guy.

  122. big o says:
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    hoffman warming up

  123. Steve says:
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    Ugh – not feeling so clever about my Olsen pickup right now.

  124. big o says:
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    augustus laroche !

  125. big o says:
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    is this a punxsutawney phil sort of thing ?

  126. Brian says:
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    Hanrahan coming into the 9th for his first save opportunity of the year. 7-6 lead with Rolen and Bruce due up to start the inning.

  127. big o says:
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    @Steve:
    is there a kiwi equivalent to our punxstawney phil ?

  128. Nats threw at Reynold’s head…likely to get ugly here soon. He seems to be OK but is outta the game.

  129. Grey

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    @big o: Ha

    @Brian: Thanks for the heads up! Wish I had him…

    @Elijah: Throwing at a Mini Donkey? That’s egregious.

  130. Steve says:
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    @big o: Not really.

    And I’m sure glad I don’t live in/on a place called Gobbler’s Knob, either.

  131. Brian says:
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    Hanrahan gave up a leadoff hit to Rolen then converted the save including 2 strikeouts. So far so good.

  132. Steve says:
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    Porcello back to his Razztastic best today. Sadly, I don’t think I’ll be gifting any hot tubs this year.

    Or getting any of Grey’s porn DVDs.

  133. Ryan says:
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    Those who have Bumgardner tomorrow, sit him. First, vs Ubaldo. He turned 21 over the weekend and apparently Aubrey Huff was “questionable” today due to “food poisoning”…you know how that birthday goes, especially hanging out with Timmy and Huff.

  134. Wilsonian says:
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    @Grey: this is going back on my previous question about me trying to get Doc. Again, for clarity’s sake, here’s my whole roster:

    My roster:
    C – Suzuki
    1B – Fielder
    2B – Weeks
    3B – Longoria
    SS – Andrus
    OF – CarGo
    OF – Holliday
    OF – Kemp
    UTIL – Pence
    UTIL – Wright
    BN – Krispie
    DL – Utley

    SP – JJ
    SP – Verlander
    SP – Kershaw
    SP – Floyd
    SP – Lewis
    SP – Hamels
    SP – Scherzer
    RP – Feliz
    RP – Soria
    RP – K- Rod
    RP – Capps
    RP – Aardsma

    I’m trying to just shore up my roster for that stretch run. I’ve got an offer out there to the same guy, who said he’ll probably take it, he was just working on shit tonight and didn’t have a chance to really look at it. Anyway, it’s my Krispie/Kershaw/Scherzer for his Lester/Price. I know you’re not too high on Price, but what do ya think about this deal? I could always pick up someone like Wells, Quentin, or another hot bat (not sure of who) to replace Krispie and get similar production. I also kind of look at it as Kershaw and Lester are a wash, leaning slightly to Lester and Price/Hot Bat for Krispie/Scherzer. What say ye, sir?

  135. Fletch says:
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    @Grey: Drop A-Ram for Alexei Ramirez? I have Beltre at 3rd already and I’m worried about Furcal’s durability.

  136. Steve says:
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    Hmm. Wuertz comes enters a tied game at the top of the 7th…

  137. DrEasy says:
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    Speaking of Aramis, should I drop him for any of the below (it’s for my bench, no particular needs)

    Alex Gordon, Tabata, Torres, Major Colvin, Kuo, Lowell, Chris Johnson?

  138. second says:
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    Lost Youkilis. Assuming it’s for the season, do you like Beltre or Bautista more for the rest of the season? And would you trade Vlad or CarGo for either?

  139. tHe sHiT says:
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    @Grey: Plz rank: Gordon, Pacman, Snider

  140. Martin says:
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    @grey- i was offered olivo (or montero, my choice), justin upton, and Dan Haren (or clay bucholtz, again my choice) for Werth and Price. I have no catcher after the santana injury. Should i do it and if so with what players? thanks man

  141. Anonymous says:
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    @anyone: Do I start Marcum against the Yankees? Baker against the Rays? I’m hesitant about both, moreso about Baker.

  142. Martin says:
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    @grey- or cahil could be subbed in for haren/clay in that trade

  143. struggler says:
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    In a H2H OBP league, I was just offered Howard for Werth/Nunez. I would replace Nunez with Heilman to make up a truly magical suckfecta along with Lidge and Hanrahan. Most teams only have 3 closers so I would still compete in that cat.

    I’m in first, just looking for some playoff fire power…What do you think? Worried enough about an ankle sprain to not make this deal?

  144. Grey

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    @struggler: I wouldn’t trade for Howard right now.

  145. tHe sHiT says:
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    @Grey: Thx dude. I just dropped Pacman 4 Snider. Now rolling with Cruz, Gordon n Snider with Bruce arriving soon via trade. Boom or bust OF. Gotta take the chance if i wna win the league. Once again, thx as always. Ur the best fantasy expert/blogger named Grey Albright in the world!

  146. Grey

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    @tHe sHiT: That’s what the plaque in my office says too!

  147. gza says:
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    Grey, I’ve been offered Braun/Franklin for Wright/Pence in my roto league. I’m sitting in 1st by 19 pts and I’m somewhat hesitant in making any changes at all, but this I feel I should take yes?

    My roster:
    C- Suzuki
    1B – Cabrera
    2B – Phillips
    3B – (Would Pick up Beckham if I accept the trade)
    SS – Tulo
    OF – Braun, Grandy, Adam Jones
    Util – Vlad Guerrero, Derek Lee
    BN – Lind

    SP – CC, Lester, Beckett, Santana, Kershaw, Sanchez, Bucholz, Bills
    RP – Soriano, Marmol, Hanrahan, Mike G, Franklin

  148. tall chicks says:
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    Start Brett Anderson vs. KC or wait for him to not suck?

  149. Jay says:
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    @Grey: You told one commenter that Latos would be at the bottom of the Top 20 near Carpenter and Haren next year…. is that pitchers or overall? In my opinion, he belongs around the bottom of the top 20 SPs, around $15-18 at this point, but nowhere near the top 20 overall. I say this because I estimate him around the #6 overall pitcher YTD.

  150. genghis chone says:
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    Pick 2: Evan Meek, Alex Gordon, Travis Snider, Nick Markakis. Thank you!

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