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It’s been about a month or so since our last update on where we is/are.  We’ve been sitting in first in a few leagues and have gone from the top to the middle to the bottom of the pack of one league then back to 2nd.  Okay, updates done.  So what about your teams?  I keed.  I’ll go over some outstanding moves (there’s been a few) and some clunkers (none as bad as Hochevar).  Anyway, here’s our fantasy baseball team updates:

15 Team, mixed league, 5×5; host: Tim of RotoRob, Currently in 1st place, 1 point in front.

Key Pickup – The Big FraGu has a line of 8/4/13/.341/2 so far on our team.  Get well soon!  I fully expect him to be dropped from this team by the next time we do an update, but so far so genius.  Also, two days before Ramon Hernandez went to the DL — but about two months after he was viable — we used our waiver claim and grabbed Napoli.  He’s hit two homers so far for us.  Not really sure why he was dropped in this deep of a league, let alone why he fell to us at 14 out of fifteen teams in the waiver process.  But we’ll take it.

Debilitating LossCarlos Beltran will be a recurring theme in our debilitating loss slot for all of our teams.  So far in this league FraGu’s held up his end of the bargain.

16 Team, mixed league, 5×5; host: Andy Behrens of Yahoo! Roto Arcade, Currently in 1st place, 14.5 points in front.

Key PickupGarrett Jones.  Need I say more.  Okay, I will.  I wish I grabbed Jones in every league I was in.  Even in my league that only use players with the last name Rzepczynski.  BTW, Garrett Jones was dropped and we needed to use our waiver claim for him, so if you wanna Razz my leaguemates in the comments, go for it.

Debilitating Loss – Jones filled in for Beltran here.  Also, we lost Kelly Johnson, but that probably helped us, even if EverCab and Lowrie have been less than ideal.

12 Team, mixed league, 5×5 (with OBP/SLG instead of AVG/HR) ; host: FSWA, Currently in 2nd place, 3.5 points out of first.

Key Pickup – On this team, we lost Jose Reyes (actually we never had him because I made the boneheaded trade of Adam Dunn for him around the time of the Mets first lie saying he’d be back tomorrow – which was almost two months ago), then we lost Carlos Beltran/Quentin, then lost Bedard (have since traded him), then had to deal with owning Gerardo Parra for three weeks.  This team was in shizzambles for about a month.  (At the last update we were down to 4th. We fell to 8th at one point.) But we scrambled and made some trades.  I sent Broxton and Bedard away for Carlos Lee and sent Scherzer away for Bourn.  Luckily, we had a 20+ save lead on the pack and were able to do the Broxton trade, while hurting in steals and Scherzer can’t get passed the fifth inning so the 2nd one seemed like a no-brainer.  (The Reyes trade was supposed to help with steals, obviously it did not.)  Right now, I’m proudest of this team because of how hard of a struggle it’s been. When this team tanks again, it will again be the redheaded stepchild.

Debilitating Loss – Did you miss the Key Pickup section where I went over how many guys we lost?

12 Team, NL, 5×5; host: FantasyPros911, Currently in 1st place, 9 points in front.

Key Pickup – This is Rudy’s team. (I’m merely a consultant.)  I can’t speak for Rudy, and he’s off in some far away world doing spy stuff, but I will wonder aloud on this.  Fantasy Pros 911 did about 16 updates of this league on their site when they were in first.  I don’t think there’s been one since they dropped to 8th.  Cust kayin’.

Key Trade – Rudy just sent Huston Street packing for Stephen Drew.  When trading any closer for a top SS in an NL-Only league, you gotta love that.  Especially when you’ve got about two times the saves as 10 of the other 11 teams.

Debilitating Loss – Rudy’s in first, and that’s with Conor Jackson, Volquez, Maine, and Soto being hurt.  Oh, and Rudy dropped J.A. Happ for Eric Stultz.  But Rudy’s a huge fan of the movie Mask.

  1. mgeoffriau

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    Repeating from the end of the last post —

    If I’ve got too many MI (B Roberts, Cano, Asdrubel, Furcal, and Reyes on the DL), and could use a pitcher, who should I try to move, and what level pitcher should I target?

    Another owner with a bad MI situation has been shopping Carpenter….would Roberts for Carpenter be a good offer?

  2. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @mgeoffriau: Wow, I was about to say Roberts for a 2nd tier starter then I read your next paragraph. That was weird. Yeah, go for it.

  3. mgeoffriau

    mgeoffriau says:
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    Mindmeld.

  4. cws05nuts says:
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    Word limit reached before the pts league update could be spewed?

  5. Corey says:
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    Do you think Joel Piniero can maintain this type of success? His BABIP is a little lower than his career norm, but his FIP stands at 2.92. Should I be looking to sell high, or be looking to hold onto him and keep him for next year? If I’m selling, what type of 1B,2B should I go after?

  6. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @cws05nuts: Huh?

    @Corey: He’s not really doing that much that he can’t keep up other than maybe a small correction on his ERA.

  7. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Corey: Sorry, phone call so I submitted before I was done. Stupid telemarketers. I wouldn’t be looking to keep him for next year. I doubt you can get much in a trade though. Maybe Derrek Lee?

  8. Scott says:
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    @Corey: His lowest ERA/WHIP since ’03 was 4.35/1.33 in two separate years. He hasn’t struck out 7 per 9 IP since middle school. I’d try for Huff, Casey Blake, Cantu, Barmes, or see if you can squeeze A Rod out of AJ Mass.

  9. cws05nuts says:
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    @Grey: You used a word limit line on a round up recently. I thought you and Rudy were in a pts league that was pitching heavy? I retain too much about your teams… Must get a life back!

  10. Grey

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    @cws05nuts: That’s Rudy’s (personal) office league, I don’t have access to that team.

  11. Corey says:
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    @Scott: I already have Aubrey Huff. I’m hoping someone pisses in his cornflakes and he starts hitting. I’m thinking about offering Huff/Piniero when and if huff gets hot or maybe a Uggla/Piniero deal to someone.

  12. cws05nuts says:
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    @Grey: Ahhhhhh… I see. That’s the format I play (unfortunately) not big on it because the playoffs are such a crap shoot! But was interested to hear what moves worked out in that particular format. I’m sure the roster moves mentioned above translated into points pretty well too. Except maybe the FSWA league.

  13. RIP Harry says:
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    Buehrle perfect through 6

  14. cws05nuts says:
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    And I’m going to try the inverse on a jinx because my luck is running poor of late. Buehrle perfect game through 6! And Fields hit a homer. Is this 2007?

  15. What should I make of Jason Bay’s last month? Numbers have been way down.

    Got offered Bay and Billingsley for my Ryan Braun.

  16. Scott says:
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    @Corey: Ah. I would try to move Uggla. I’m from the mindset that if you have held on to Huff for 3 months already, if that is the case, might as well keep him for his (hopefully) strong second half.

  17. cws05nuts says:
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    @Maitland: Keepers?

  18. Corey says:
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    @Scott: I’ve been trying, just everyone hates his Ks and average. I’m trying to tell people it will come up, but i’m the only stat nerd of the group. His power is still there.

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    My team is loaded at OF and I have one too many. I can’t start Hunter Pence anymore because he’s my #6 OF and have nowhere to put him except the bench. I’m cruising in hitting but hurting in pitching. WHIP 8th place of 10 and ERA 9th place of 10 teams. I need another starter badly.

    Who is a fair value to trade straight-up for Pence? Who should I target?

  20. Scott says:
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    @EricB: Nolasco?

  21. Dingo says:
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    @RIP Harry: Good to see you’re not intimidated by baseball superstition. Now it’s up to 7.

  22. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @EricB: Yeah, go for Nolasco.

  23. Corey says:
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    Would Uggla/Piniero for Pedroia be fair considering I have Dunn already on my team. Would it get accepted?

  24. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Corey: Sure, but I don’t think it would get accepted.

  25. Scott says:
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    @Corey: F Pedroia and his no power. I would rather have Barmes. Maybe not, but I don’t like Pedroia.

  26. RIP Harry says:
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    @Dingo: Haha well not a ChiSox fan and dont own him so I dont care if he gets it. Although they’re rare so it would be kinda cool to see. Up to 8 now.

  27. Dad says:
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    @All: Flippin Berkman to DL.

    @Grey: I’m rocking Hudson and Marcum on my DL. Who should I drop to stash Berk? I could let Berkman sit on my bench, but those to on my DL aren’t exactly must-haves.

  28. Grey

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    Wow

  29. Corey says:
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    It’s history

  30. Lava says:
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    Holy cow, Buehrle? Seriously?

  31. Adam says:
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    Dewayne Wise’s catch to save that was incredible

  32. mgeoffriau

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    If you missed the DeWayne Wise catch, then be sure to watch Baseball Tonight (tonight). Possibly the greatest single defensive play under pressure I’ve ever witnessed.

  33. Scott says:
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    Obama karma! Since Buehrle met the President, he has thrown 10 perfect innings, including his 9-pitch inning in the AS game where he got Utley, Pujols, and Braun.

  34. SamYo says:
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    Of all the pitchers in the world, Buehrle ?

  35. SamYo says:
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    @Scott: G. Jones has more homers than Pedroia.

  36. EricB says:
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    What about Gallardo for Pence? Who wins that deal?

  37. wubbawubba says:
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    Which closer for the rest of this year? Points league so IP (with low WHIP) matters as much as saves: Qualls, Hoffman, or Sherrill?

  38. Scott says:
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    @SamYo: Or even better, Pedroia has 1 more than Zambrano on the season.

  39. Scott says:
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    @wubbawubba: If all assured of going nowhere, Qualls, but Hoffman has the best security.

  40. Grey

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    @EricB: It’s fair, about needs. If you need a pitcher, then Yovani.

  41. Jif & the Choosy Mothers says:
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    Did you guys hear the White Sox news?

    Yeah, that’s right, Jim Parque admits to using HGH.

    Unreal! There goes the value of my Jim Parque autographed baseball obtained at a charity comedy night in south suburban Chicago nearly a decade ago. So much for early retirement.

  42. Baron Von Vulturewins

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    @Scotty: Wow. That is amazing. Imagine if he hadn’t caught it in his bare hand after he bobbled it? He would have felt bad.

    Buehrle owes Wise about eight steak dinners, and a foot rub.

    In a related story, Buehrle didn’t exactly look dominant there. Still. Two no-nos!

  43. Steve says:
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    In the spirit of great catches, different sport, but still a great watch. When you see the first one, bear in mind that it’s the equivalent of a pitcher making a diving catch in the outfield…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D83i6NPcvVU

  44. paulzone says:
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    need a berkman replacement:

    morales or this garrett jones fella?

  45. Steve says:
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    @Grey: Because cricketers don’t need them ;-)

  46. Adam says:
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    I just read in an ESPN article (I know, I know) that the Orioles have only used Baez on back to back days once all season. I was already of the belief that Jim Johnson would close if/when Sherrill is traded, and this only cements that though for me. One would think the O’s would like some kind of stability in the role, and having a closer unable to go two days in a row would be a pain in the ass. Of course, assuming they could win two games in a row might be a little generous, but still…just something to think about

  47. Grey

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    @Adam: That’s good info, thanks!

  48. Scott says:
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    @Adam: And that second of the back to back games was on 7/12 and he just came in for one out.

  49. Scott says:
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    @Adam: HOWEVER, Johnson has given up runs in 4 of the 8 times in the second game of the back to backs that he has pitched this year and has a 8.31 ERA and 1.50 WHIP in those games.

  50. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Scotty: un frikin believable.thanks

  51. Baron Von Vulturewins

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    @Scott: I don’t think the Orioles have to be too worried about too many leads to protect in back-to-back games. That’s a problem they wish they had.

    @Grey: What’s your ETA on Jones’s return to Planet Earth? Right now I’m talking myself out of pursuing another OF b/c Jones is hitting and Holliday is showing signs of life. I got so excited at a Holliday-to-the-Cards rumor today I had to take a cold shower.

  52. Baron Von Vulturewins

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    @Grey: Killjoy.

    Maybe this was mentioned elsewhere, but the Tribe shipped Betancourt to the Rox today.

    Do you think Woods gets dealt too? And who’s the replacement? Chris Perez? I guess the Wahoos might want to see what they have in him, but I also heard he needs off-season surgery of some sort.

  53. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Steve: @Grey: maybe the glove didnt fit??

  54. Adam says:
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    @Scott: Damn, where’s Jorge Julio when you need him?

  55. Steve says:
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    @AL KOHOLIC: Nah – we just don’t need washing baskets on our hands to make the big plays.

  56. Adam says:
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    Pujols not in the Cards lineup, I’m assuming just a day off but the Cubs fan in me is hoping for more

  57. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    @EricB: i’d say yovani is a more valuable pitcher than pence is OF.

    your best bet might be to offer one of your more well-regarded OFs and then plug pence into the lineup, cause when the opponent looks at your team and sees pence on your bench he’s gonna wanna low ball it.

  58. Lava says:
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    Everybody deal Garret Jones for Buehrle. It can be a sell high farmer’s market.

  59. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Adam: It’s just a day off.

    @JR: I like how the caster screams gone. Makes it much better. Matthews homer grab from a few years is still my favorite.

  60. Mr Baseball says:
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    Top 80 Starters, 2009 Fantasy Baseball

    Mark Buehrle – He’s not flashy with those Big City Ks. You probably won’t want to own him. But for the better part of two years, I’ve owned him off and on. He’s usually good for a few ‘worth-owning’ streaks a year. I can see a perfect game in Burhrle sometime this year -proberly against the Tampa Bay Rays. 2009 Projections: 13-10/4.00/1.35/120

    wow Grey you called the perfect game

    matthews berry is also claiming he predicted the perfect game

  61. JR says:
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    @Grey: Agreed. That’s the $50 million catch!

  62. EricB says:
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    Which of these pitchers has the least value (I have to cut one of them)?
    (10 team mixed roto league)

    John Smoltz
    Hiroki Kuroda
    Jeff Niemann
    Kevin Slowey
    Brett Anderson
    Joel Pineiro
    Rich Harden

    I also have Clayton Kershaw, Chad Billingsley, Max Scherzer, and James Sheilds, but I wouldn’t ever cut them.

  63. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @EricB: dude,thats 11 starters,do you have an inning limit?toss up with smoltz,kuroda(no k`s),nieman and anderson all seem to be spot starters

  64. Tom says:
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    Beltran Bruce and Berkman. Killer B’s of the Bench. My DL is full, so that’s where they’ll go. I hate them all.

    Also, Seth Smith has been starting? Totally didn’t know it. I think Rob Neyer said he was actually good (I don’t think Neyer said he was all that good, but I was surprised by the comment). He does seem like he can not-suck for a week or so until Berkman decides not to be a lame ass, so I picked him up.

    I hate it when my OF starts the season as Bay Beltran Cruz Bruce and Kubel and ends up being Bay Cruz Garret Jones Seth Smith and my neighbor’s mom.

  65. EricB says:
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    @Al Koholic: Some of them are bench players. I have 3 closers too.

  66. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @JR: Yup

    @Tom: Don’t discount your neighbor’s mom.

  67. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @EricB: just my thoughts but i would rather take a chance on a young guy like tillman or latos,hope for a good start or 2 and try to trade them,but then again,my pitching is killing me

  68. Tom says:
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    Grey, is Bay and Shields a decent offer for Pujols? I have spare pitching and wouldn’t mind an upgrade on Bay.

    What about for Hanley?

    I can spare the pitching, but I might have waited way too long on Bay though.

  69. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Tom: I don’t think you’ll get Pujols there, but you can try. I doubt it gets you Hanley either.

  70. Tom says:
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    I know that’s probably not enough for the pujols, but I would like to get one great player or two really good OF for Bay/Shields.

  71. Robert says:
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    Jason Bay should rebound, right. Another player on the last place team I could target in return for pitching. Thanks.

  72. david says:
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    Would you start Harang against the Cubbies at Wrigley tomorrow afternoon?

    I feel a 3.2 IP, 7 ER line in the making.
    Then again, if I sit him he’ll pitch golden and get him first win in three years.

  73. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Robert: Sorry, if that’s a question, I don’t follow.

    @david: It’s a risky start, but I think you gotta throw him.

  74. Mr Baseball says:
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    Eddie Bonine starts tommorrow for the Tigers – picked him up in my Bum League – the only question left unanswered is – will he pitch 1 or 2 innings tommorrow

  75. Mr Baseball says:
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    Kenshin Kawakami
    John Smoltz
    Mat Latos

    what order would you put these three pitchers grey?

  76. Steve says:
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    @Grey: Good call on Correia.

    Wainwright sure do tie a man to the WHIP-ping post sometimes, don’t he?

  77. Grey

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    @Steve: Yeah, vs. the Nats no less. Really annoying.

  78. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Steve: We’re in trouble. Wainwright may not come back after the rain delay, it’s coming down pretty hard.

  79. Steve says:
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    @Grey: Nothing that happens to me with my pitchers this year surprises me anymore.

  80. Steve says:
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    Aramis and J-Up for Wright and Ludwick?

  81. Steve says:
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    Or Wright and Cruz maybe?

  82. BigFatHippo says:
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    @Grey: @Steve: Frickin rain delay.

    I could have actually stayed up to watch the end of this one, what with the early starting time and all. Already had the early bird special at Denny’s.

  83. Steve says:
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    @BigFatHippo: Sounds like fun, old-timer.

    Hope you didn’t leave your ear trumpet behind.

  84. Tom says:
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    Hey Grey, Votto/Helton/Burrell for Bay/Shields/Stewart?

  85. Grey

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    @Steve: I’d take Wright and either. Ludwick first.

    @BigFatHippo: Hey, stranger!

    @Tom: It’s fair. I’d take the Bay side.

  86. BigFatHippo says:
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    @Steve: Eh?

    @Grey: Time to drink some strange brew.

  87. Simply Fred

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    @Grey: On April 8 this question was posed to you: “1.Hey Grey, Would you drop one of Beauhrle,J.Sanchez,Kawakami for E.Jackson?”
    You answered:
    “1.@JavaBeanHead: Drop Buerhle for him.”
    You couldn’t see the no-no coming?

  88. Grey

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    @Simply Fred: I don’t think anyone would be bothered by what Edwin’s done this year. Oh, and I knew Sanchez’s no-no was coming.

    EDIT: Word.

  89. Bob says:
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    Nyjer Morgan or Denard Span?

  90. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Bob: Morgan

  91. Schlitzy says:
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    in a 15 team league that counts holds (sucks I know) is Adrian Gonz and Broxton too much to give for Ryan Howard and Troncoso?

  92. Corey says:
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    I just traded Scherzer for Garret Jones in a Roto league where I needed extreme power help and any OF power. How’d I fare?

  93. Mr. Rickey says:
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    who is better in my DH slot the rest of the way – Cust or Burrell?

  94. Steve says:
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    @Grey: Wainwright still in the game!

  95. Grey

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    @Steve: Yup. I’m hoping for one inning and then they pull him, but I don’t think that’s what we’re going to get.

  96. Steve says:
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    @Grey: Would be good if he could get through 5.

  97. Grey

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    @Steve: Yeah, one more.

  98. Steve says:
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    @Grey: Thanks, big guy. You can go sit on the bench and spit seeds now.

  99. Bob says:
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    Aubrey Huff or Casey Blake?

  100. Steve says:
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    Let it rain!

  101. big o says:
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    @Grey:
    that was funny …. doumit’s passed ball

  102. Robert says:
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    Maybe Jones can keep it going. Haren isn’t stopping him.

  103. Tom says:
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    Who gave Pujols the Pirates jersey with “Jones” on the back?

  104. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Tom: Ha!

    @Bob: Huff, but they’re looking pretty much like a coin flip.

  105. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Steve: i thought i saw a hippo,

  106. Prince says:
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    As a Berkman replacement — Cantu, N. Johnson, or Prado? I most need R,RBI,AVG (I’m near the top of the league in HR/SB), so Prado’s numbers look good, but there may be something I’m missing. Thanks!

  107. Tom says:
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    Jones needs a nickname. Maybe the Pirate nickname was given to McCutchen too early. Just wait until McCutchen gets injured and we can call him Mc-Crutchin’. Actually, MC Crutchin’ sounds like a gimpy rapper.

    Anyway, we should work on a Jones nickname.

  108. Steve says:
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    @AL KOHOLIC: Too many cigars on an empty stomach?

  109. Robert says:
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    I am neck and neck for innings, era, and whip. Other team has Verlander vs CWS, Happ vs STL, Anderson @NYY, and Jackson vs CWS going. Please help me choose who I can count on this weekend out of: Lackey vs MIN, Liriano@LAA, Vazquez@MIL, Hanson@MIL, Price@TOR ? Thinking about picking up Stauffer@NATS. Suggestions, please.

  110. HOW DEEPS A GAME HAVE TO GO TO BE CALLED B/C OF RAIN?

    ST LOUIS GAME…. ANYONE HAVE ANY WEATHER NEWS THERE, ARE THEY GONNA GET BACK ON THE FIELD?

    I NEED THAT WIN FROM WAINY!

  111. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Steve: blunts?ha,i did have a fine cigar today,going home this weekend for my 45th,and hippo cant get off,well i dont mean getoff ,you no what i mean,dirty minds

  112. Tom says:
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    So if you google “nicknames for Garrett,” you get

    “Gar, Gary, Garry, Gare-Bear, Retty, Getty, Gare-o”

    Gare Bear. Ha.

  113. Steve says:
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    @Tony Y: I agree, time they called it. That said, we got lucky he came back after the first rain delay.

    Maybe Tony had a couple during the break and thought the score got reset to 0-0.

  114. Mr Baseball says:
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    4 and haft innings as long as the home team is winning or 5 full innings if the home team is losing

  115. Bob says:
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    @Grey: Thanks for the help on these yawnstipating decisions.

  116. Steve says:
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    @AL KOHOLIC: Many happy returns and have a great weekend! Is that back to Salem?

    If so, have one in the Red Dog for me.

    A beer that is, not a fight ;-)

  117. Steve says:
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    @Tony Y: See what happens when you ask nicely?

  118. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Steve: yes,my brother just sent me a new red dog saloon shirt too,so i will,coldest beer anywhere and mixed drinks so strong youll ask for another spash of soda.,,we`ll have to see about getting you one of those shirts

  119. Steve says:
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    @AL KOHOLIC: Ha! That would be awesome.

  120. Corey says:
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    Yunel Escobar and Alex Rios for Fransico Rodriguez and John Lackey. Which side wins in a keeper league?

  121. Steve says:
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    @Grey: Safe to let Joba loose against the As tomorrow?

  122. JR says:
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    @Grey: Thoughts on the new Wilco album? Please rank:

    Deeper Down, You and I, One Wing, I’ll Fight, You Never Know

  123. Robert says:
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    Grey, I hope you are still available. A trade was proposed to me. I get Bay & Capps for my Nolasco & Hanson. I don’t need a closer, but I do think I could use more power if Bay is going to turn it around. Your advice has been amazing since I started reading here 2 months ago, so I will go with what you think. H2H 10 team mixed. My team: Napoli(till Wieters heats up), Morneau, J. Lopez, Drew, Wright, Votto, Jones!, Rios, Cruz, Choo, Bourn, Aram, Beckham, Beltran.
    Nolasco, Wainwright, Vazquez, Lackey, Hanson, Liriano, Price, Kaz(hoping for better), Hoffman, Hughes=holds, and floater for holds.
    Would I be better off just trying a straight Nolasco for Bay? Does my staff take a big hit without Nolasco? In 9th place with five weeks to move into 6th. Sorry this was so wordy. Thanks in advance.

  124. Grey

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    @Prince: I’d go with Cantu.

    @Tom: McCrutchin — Ha! Gare Bear – Eh.

    @Robert: I’d start them all and Stauffer.

    @Corey: Rios side.

    @Steve: I would. Not really safe though.

    @JR: Rudy’s liking it, I haven’t even had a chance to get it yet.

    @Robert: I don’t like it for you.

  125. JR says:
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    @Grey: Skeptic that you are (at least regarding Wilco), I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised.

  126. Steve says:
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    @Grey: Thanks. Nice to see J-Up enhance his tradeability tonight.

    He could still be huge but the risk factor nags…

  127. big o says:
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    @Grey:
    re : 911 ….. cust hearin’

    re : j.a. happ
    read an article advising me to sell happ , cuz of some numbers like :
    babip .242 , strand rate 87 % , era/f.i.p 2.68/4.36 & k/bb .

    for a 1-year league , i might follow this advice .
    but i have this kid signed for 3 more years .
    i’m cutting him some slack on his current # of walks ,
    but am wondering about his future strike-out rate .
    he only has 65 k ‘s in 92 innings this year , but at every level of his minor league career he has shown one k/inn .

    please look into your crystal ball and tell me what his k-rate will be next year and the year after .
    no pressure ….. i won’t come looking to kick your azz , 3 years from now .

    thanking you , in advance .

  128. big o says:
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    cazy stuff happening late in LAA .
    nathan taking it on the chin .

  129. Robert says:
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    Would you trade Lackey for Bay or don’t need Bay and stay with what I’ve got? The guy who has Bay also has Braun. Would you give up Nolasco for Braun? Or, again, should just hold with what I’ve got? Thanks.

  130. Grey

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    @big o: I was saying to sell him two months ago too. I think Rudy might’ve listened to me. Oopsie. I don’t think his K rate jumps next year.

    @Robert: I’d give up Nolasco for Braun, it’s not going to happen though.

  131. Gareth says:
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    Yahoo! StatTracker has lost its shizz. Morales is apparently 0-5.

  132. Gareth says:
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    Yahoo! StatTracker has lost its shizz.

    Napoli is apparantly 1-4 with 1 single, Morales is apparently 0-5 with -1 single, 1 double, when in fact Napoli is 1-4 with a double and Morales is 0-5 (with donuts, obviously)

    Get it together, Yahoo!

  133. G says:
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    Who do you like for the rest of the season?…Maholm, Stauffer, Latos, Galaragga, Niemann?

  134. Grey

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    @Gareth: StatTracker sucks.

    @G: Stauffer, but not the rest of the season.

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