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So it’s not really the 2nd half mark in the fantasy baseball season, but it’s the All-Star Break so what else are we going to talk about?  Hell’s Kitchen?  Is it even believable that these people would one day be in charge of a kitchen?  There’s Real World castmates who seem like they have their shizz together better than these schmohawks.  Clemenza could sous vide food if it meant cooking something in his own sweat.   MasterChef, though, that’s brilliant.  Okay, as with all of the other 2012 fantasy baseball rankings, take this list with a grain of salt.  If you need a 2nd baseman, but an outfielder is above him that doesn’t mean you can’t trade the outfielder for the 2nd baseman.  Also, things change in fantasy baseball. Daily.  I could put Ryan Braun number one on the top 100 list for the second half of 2012 and he could get in a fight with his FedEx carrier tomorrow, then he wouldn’t be number one.  See how that works.  This list is a road map for where I think guys are valued. It’s not the Holy Grail in the Church of Grey, that would be my mustache.  This list is NOT (caps for emphasis, not aesthetics) where I see guys ending up if you were to take the first half and combine it with the 2nd half of their season. This is simply a list of the top hundred fantasy baseball players if you were to pick them up today. So while Jacoby Ellsbury did not have the greatest first half, he will appear on this list because he’s healthy to start the 2nd half. The projections are not their combined 1st half and 2nd half numbers; they are their projections for the 2nd half of 2012. Anyway, here’s the top 100 for fantasy baseball for the 2nd half of 2012:

1. Ryan Braun – He was my preseason number one and he’s number four on our Fantasy Baseball Player Rater.  His stats, donning nothing but an Affliction t-shirt and Jockey underwear, neg you while stealing your girl right from under your nose.  2012 2nd half projections:  50/16/55/.310/10

2. Andrew McCutchen – And the first big “What the hell is Grey smoking?” already at number two.  As just about everyone professedizes (Made Up Word of the Day!) in the preseason, you want a guy that can fill all five categories.  Who’s doing that better than The Dread Pirate?  Okay, besides Mike Trout.  2012 2nd half projections:  50/12/40/.310/15

3. Josh Hamilton – The negative with Hamilton is obvious:  He gets hurt like your Maw-Maw on a bumper car ride.  The positive is huge too:  He can carry a mixed league team to the title like no one else if he’s grooving.  It’s risky to put him this high, but no one is foolproof… I miss you, Giancarlo!  2012 2nd half projections:  40/18/55/.300/5

4. Miguel Cabrera – Would you rather pay five thousand dollars beforehand to have lunch with Swiggy and Prince Fielder or pay the restaurant bill?  2012 2nd half projections:  40/17/55/.315/2

5. Joey Votto – For a while now, I kept thinking Votto would end up number one overall, but unless he hits .360 with 40 homers, he’s never going to do it with only a handful of steals.  Whatevs.  He’s as steady as he goes, The Raconteurs.  2012 2nd half projections:  50/16/55/.310/4

6. Carlos Gonzalez – Speed + Power + Injury Prone = Rita Rudner.  Damn, my math is way off there.  Was supposed to equal CarGo.  2012 2nd half projections:  40/14/45/.305/12

7. Jose Bautista – The bottom is gonna drop out at some point and you’re gonna get Adam Dunn, but let’s leave predicting the end with no evidence to the Mayans.  2012 2nd half projections:  40/20/55/.250/3

8. Matt Kemp – He’s due back right after the ASB, and the reports from Alyssa in Los Angeles say that he’s been ready to go for a couple of weeks now.  He’s been a stallion shot up with one of those speed injections like in A Fine Mess, a supremely underrated movie, just waiting for the starting gate to fly open.  2012 2nd half projections:  40/16/45/.320/5

9. Adam Jones – If you throw out his 10 homer, 4 steal month in May, then he doesn’t deserve this ranking.  If you throw out his 3 homer, 2 steal June, he does.  If you throw out his 6 homer, 4 steal April, then you’re left with a great May and a poor June so I’m not sure what that means.  Unless his poor June was due to injured wrists.  Basically, he’s a riddle wrapped in a conundrum asking “What does it all mean” to an old Asian man on a mountain in Tibet.  2012 2nd half projections:  35/12/45/.280/10

10. Robinson Cano – As is his modus operandi, he started the season cold, but has been hot as dog balls since then.  And all of you Googlers of “modus operandi” and “hot as dog balls,” what on earth are you looking for?  2012 2nd half projections:  40/14/50/.310/2

11. Justin Verlander – Far and away the best pitcher and Far and Away was not the best picture.  See how that works?  Also, I tend to look at pitchers higher up in the midseason rankings because we’re not drafting these guys, we’re simply looking at who are comparable in value.  If I were drafting with this list, I still wouldn’t go near Verlander.  2012 2nd half projections:  10-5/2.30/0.98/115

12. Albert Pujols – According to our 20 day Player Rater, Pujols has been a top 20 hitter.  From April until about 21 days ago, the only thing coming out of Pujols was crap.  2012 2nd half projections:  40/15/50/.300/5

13. Mike Trout – Not sure any of you are old enough to remember Ryan Braun’s call-up, but if you’re not that means you’re under 7 years old and using this to learn how to read, so, yes, schmohawk and yawnstipating are real words.  Now, if you are old enough, you’ll remember that Braun was a once in a lifetime rookie call-up when he gave top ten fantasy value even missing the first month of the season.  Trout’s making it twice in a lifetime.  2012 2nd half projections:  50/9/35/.290/17

14. Ian Kinsler – I almost put Kipnis here, but the track record just wasn’t long enough for me.  That’s way she said!  Huh?  2012 2nd half projections:  50/12/40/.260/12

15. Mark Teixeira – Had a poor 1st half and I actually moved him up in my rankings for the 2nd half.  How’s dem apples?  Confusing!  Remember, PABST:  Post-All-Star Break Stats Teixeira.  2012 2nd half projections:  40/17/50/.280/2

16. Hanley Ramirez – Another guy that had a poor 1st half, but that was yesterday’s news, unless you only read the USA Today, then it was Friday’s. 2012 2nd half projections:  45/14/45/.285/14

17. Prince Fielder – This is another “Name’s probably a bit more valuable than reality,” but that’s what they said about Flavor Flav and still no one’s beat Flavor of Love, and that’s real spit.  Fielder went into the break hot.  If he comes out hot, then you have a 15 homers in a month guy.  2012 2nd half projections:  40/18/60/.295

18. Jered Weaver – He’s had one — drop your pants and count it — one! bad start all year and his ERA and WHIP are sitting at 1.96 and 0.90.  Booyakasha!  2012 2nd half projections:  10-2/2.40/1.00/90

19. Zack Greinke – The issue with ranking pitchers for only a half season is if they have bad luck in two or three starts and have a couple of blow outs, then they’re not nearly this valuable.  2012 2nd half projections:  7-4/2.65/1.15/110

20. R.A. Dickey – Dickey is as hard to rank as his knuckleball is to hit, which means he shouldn’t be hard to rank but he is.  I’ve painted myself in a logic corner!  2012 2nd half projections:  8-3/2.75/1.05/95

21. David Wright – My gut’s saying Wright won’t be as good in the 2nd half as he was in the first half, but my gut also thought it was a good idea to leave pork out in the sun to defrost.  2012 2nd half projections:  40/10/45/.290/8

22. Matt Cain - “Verlander, Weaver, Greinke, Dickey then Cain.”  “What is three one hitters, a no hitter and a perfect game, Alex?”  Alex Trebek, “Sounds about right, but I’d need to Google it to be sure.”  That’s Jeopardy after Alex’s teleprompter crashed.  6-4/2.95/1.00/100

23. Gio Gonzalez – You’re welcome.  You know what you’re thanking me for.  2012 2nd half projections:  9-4/2.85/1.10/100

24. Roy Halladay – Way higher than he has any business being ranked because if we were going on the 1st half, he wouldn’t have made the top 100.  He is a guy that could go two months without losing or giving up more than 2 runs in any start, so you have to pay for that premium.  2012 2nd half projections:  7-4/2.25/1.00/80

25. Jason Kipnis – I almost ranked him about 20 spots later, then I moved him up here.  He had 3 homers and a .267 average in June.  Sure, there were 8 steals, but Tony Campana had 8 steals in my stratomatic league in one afternoon.  Because I don’t bench him, Sveum!  2012 2nd half projections:  40/8/40/.270/15

26. Matt Holliday- Has been in a great groove for about a month now and hitting over .350 since April.  I almost ranked him higher, but if he goes into another hitting funk, then he gives little value with his legs.  For those keeping score at home, Holliday moved up since the preseason.  And for those keeping score at home, who’s winning?  2012 2nd half projections:  40/10/45/.310/4

27. Edwin Encarnacion – Having a Rod Tidwell-type contract year.  2012 2nd half projections:  35/12/40/.260/6

28. Hunter Pence – We should call him The Librarian, because he quietly goes about his business.  Talk about a badass nickname that would have Pepsi lining up to give him an endorsement deal.  “Shh… I’m hitting line drives that score one run then strand me on base.  I’m The Librarian.”  2012 2nd half projections:  45/12/40/.280/7

29. Adrian Beltre – Before the season, Scott Boras had a hypnotist put Beltre under so he thinks it’s 2004.  Make sure you don’t ruin “Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason” for him.  2012 2nd half projections:  45/13/50/.295/3

30. Cliff Lee – No wins for what felt like forever.  His ERA is near 4.  His brother, Frank Lee, would say owning The Adverb has been like doing a sentence.  But his peripherals are all pointing to him being much better in the 2nd half.  I’m buying.  2012 2nd half projections:  7-2/2.90/1.05/100

31. Cole Hamels – You know how there’s always one team that seems like an also-ran for the whole year, then they trade away a big piece, and then inexclipably make a run in September only to fall two games short of the Wild Card.  That’s gonna be the Phils.  The too little, too late team.  2012 2nd half projections:  6-3/3.00/1.08/100

32. Clayton Kershaw – Yeah, he’s fallen a bit in my eyes.  Truth or dare, fantasy baseball version.  Dare I say, he could be the next Lincecum.  Truth.  2012 2nd half projections:  6-3/3.00/1.10/95

33. Felix Hernandez – All of these pitchers passing him in the midseason rankings, but I imagine he’ll be above quite a few of them next year in March.  Which way are you going in March if, say, you’re juggling between Dickey and F-Her… Well, that’s a weird clown juggling act, bro.    2012 2nd half projections:  5-5/2.90/1.18/100

34. Jay Bruce – They call him Bruce.  And they hope he gets crazy hot for the month of August.  2012 2nd half projections:  35/16/45/.265/5

35. Justin Upton – If he goes to the Pirates, it could help his value.  How weird is that?  2012 2nd half projections:  40/14/45/.280/6

36. Carlos Beltran – The Great Zombino!  He points, calling his home run shots with the tennis ball on the bottom of his walker.  BTW, I don’t want to ruin anyone’s childhood, but I saw a Babe Ruth statue at the LA Sports Museum, and he was ‘calling his shot.’  But it didn’t look like he was calling his shot…. Instead… Well… What if he wasn’t calling his shot, but was instead doing the nazi salute?  2012 2nd half projections:  40/14/50/.270/7

37. Paul Konerko – For about a month plus, he’s been pretty pee poor (say that fast 117 times!), but April and May proved that he could still carry a fantasy team.  2012 2nd half projections:  35/14/45/.280

38. Stephen Strasburg – He would’ve been ranked much higher if he didn’t have an innings limit hanging over his fantasy baseball owners’  head.  If you want to move him up ten spots because you think he won’t be shutdown, you have bigger grapes than me.  Wait, is that what’s hanging over our head?  2012 2nd half projections:  5-2/2.40/1.08/80

39. Jacoby Ellsbury – There’s a good chance that you’re going to get a guy who hits 4 homers, steals 6 bases and will be shut down again for another month– Wait, that’s what I wanted to write for Crawford.  All kidding aside, any time you go for a guy that’s been on the shelf longer than your high school yearbook, there’s a chance you get nothing.  But if you get something from Ellsbury, then you could get a lot.   2012 2nd half projections:  40/8/35/.285/17

40. CC Sabathia – Not pitching in the All-Star Game, but he is there.  Hopefully all the players pile up on one side of the bench so Fielder and CC don’t crash the other side.  2012 2nd half projections:  10-2/3.00/1.18/85

41. Starlin CastroIan Desmond is the number one shortstop, according to the Player Rater, but I’m not crackers enough to put him first for shortstops.  Since there’s so few shortstops worth anything, Castro is the cream of the crap.  His average is nice but the power and speed aren’t plus-plus, if that means something and isn’t just a buzz phrase.  2012 2nd half projections:  40/6/35/.300/12

42. Nelson Cruz – Next year, I’m gonna have a team with only Rangers hitters (now that Napoli will be cheap again) and only pitchers who have their home games in pitchers’ parks.  With that team, I hope to win the Nobel Prize, then be asked back to the College of Fantasy Baseball at Charleston to give the commencement speech.  I have very humble dreams. 2012 2nd half projections:  35/14/45/.270/7

43. Shin-Soo Choo – The reports of his demise were premature!  And really insensitive to his family.  2012 2nd half projections:  50/10/30/.310/12

44. Alex Rios – The reports of his demise were also premature!  But not that insensitive considering the hell he put his fantasy owners through last year.  Not cool, AR.  2012 2nd half projections:  40/12/40/.290/12

45. Bryce Harper – I went into Supercuts and asked for a Bryce Harper haircut and they told me they couldn’t do it.  I needed to go to Incredibly Awesomecuts.  2012 2nd half projections:  45/8/30/.280/12

46. Brett Lawrie – To say Lawrie has been a disappointment is a disappointment to all stronger synonyms of disappointment, but he still has that ever-enticing speed/power combo.  2012 2nd half projections:  45/8/30/.290/10

47. Michael Bourn – I wouldn’t count on another 7 homers in the 2nd half, but you can take 20 steals to the bank.  Then, while at the bank, ask the teller if the Jose Reyes preseason 50 steal prediction is worth anything still.  2012 2nd half projections:  50/2/30/.290/22

48. Mark Trumbo – I just went over why you should sell Trumbo.  If you can’t sell him for anyone above here, then by all means hold him. 2012 2nd half projections:  30/12/40/.260/3

49. Craig Kimbrel – What I’m thinking here is if the difference between you and 1st place is the best closer, then go SAGNOF and trade for two Brain Freezes.  But if you want to know who the best closer is, it’s Kimbrel. 2012 2nd half projections:  3-1/1.75/0.85/45, 20 saves

50. Chris Sale – Easily better than a few names ranked above him, but a wonky elbow and an innings limit has me down on him, in the non-sexual way.  2012 2nd half projections:  5-2/2.65/1.05/70

51. Paul Goldschmidt – Kinda threw me for a loop when I ranked him here, but he’s been nearly as good as Konerko, and I don’t think that’s strictly an indictment on Konerko.  2012 2nd half projections:  30/12/40/.270/5

52. Ian Desmond – You thought my loop was thrown by ranking of AuShizz.  I preach to not get caught looking at past stats, but worry about future ones.  But Part II:  The Return of But; Desmond didn’t have a torrid April, he’s crazy hot right now.  When you’re looking at only getting two months-plus of a hitter, the hotter the hitter is currently is the way to go.  Honestly, he’s been much better than Hanley and Reyes combined.  Shine on you crazy Desmond!  2012 2nd half projections:  35/12/40/.260/9

53. Curtis Granderson – Grandy’s a weird one.  I said he was overrated in the preseason and I’m not sure if I’m right or wrong.  Safe to say the jury’s still out.  He could hit .220 in the 2nd half and prove me right or he could hit .320 and have the counting stats to back up a counterargument. I’m sure Court TV will go live to the verdict once it comes back.  2012 2nd half projections:  45/14/40/.240/7

54. Jason Heyward – Here’s a little insight into these rankings.  I went through some areas and I said to myself, “Would I trade Heyward straight up for Granderson?”  Luckily, I don’t work in a public place or I’d be locked up.  Not because I talk to myself, because I’m not wearing pants.  So, would I trade Heyward for Grandy?  Probably not, but it’s fair.  2012 2nd half projections:  40/12/35/.265/10

55. Adrian Gonzalez –  He just had an 18-game hitting streak snapped to raise his average to .283.  And…he also has 6 homers?!  Omar Infante called and said don’t give him his home run power back, it’s embarrassing.  2012 2nd half projections: 35/14/45/.270

56. Jose Reyes – If you’ve been reading this blog for an Urbandictionary minute, which is actually a long time, you know I’ve loved Reyes for a long time, but I think I’m officially through getting to 2nd base with his stats because he can’t get to 2nd base himself.  2012 2nd half projections:  45/3/20/.275/20

57. Dustin Pedroia – Knowing this Sparky Anklebiter, he’s chewing through his cage trying to get back on the field.  He also seems like the type that will hit the ground running and have a solid final two months of the season.  But that’s conjecture, strike it from the record.  2012 2nd half projections:  30/9/35/.285/10

58. Madison Bumgarner – To give you a broad idea of how much weight should be given to these rankings, if Bumgarner throws back-to-back shutouts and Cain gets hit hard, they’d be flip-flopped.  These are guidelines, men and four women.  2012 2nd half projections:  5-2/3.10/1.08/80

59. David Price – If he was in the NL West, he’d be a top five starter, unless he was in Coors then he’d be a road scholar.  2012 2nd half projections:  7-2/3.15/1.18/90

60. C.J. WilsonDan Haren who?!  “The Angels pitcher who was good, but has looked terrible this year,” says the Guy Who Doesn’t Understand Rhetorical Questions.  2012 2nd half projections:  8-2/3.20/1.18/75

61. Colby Rasmus – Have we stopped working on the Rasmus Girl, trying to get her on the podcast?  C’mon, let’s use the wisdom of a crowd here, only not wisdom.  2012 2nd half projections:  40/12/35/.275/7

62. Johnny Cueto – You looking queerly at Cueto ranked this high.  Me shrugging.  Look at his stats.  2012 2nd half projections:  7-2/3.20/1.15/90

63. Jake Peavy – To give you an idea of how much pitching is out there on waivers in most leagues, I dropped Peavy after his 3rd start of the season and picked up Lance Lynn then after about two months, I dropped Lynn for Vogelsong.  Lost a bit on strikeouts along the way, but not much else.  If you’re looking at Cueto’s projections compared to Peavy and wondering why they’re ordered this way, Peavy has a bit more risk.  And, of course, because I said that Cueto will go and get hurt.  2012 2nd half projections:  6-3/3.15/1.05/90

64. James McDonald – If there was tiers in this 2nd half rankings, I’d call this tier, “Next time you make a wish, how about you wish for world peace rather than wishing for James McDonald to fulfill best case scenario expectations?”    2012 2nd half projections:  6-2/3.00/1.05/90

65. Kenley Jansen – Jansen and Kimbrel will be number one and number two for as long as Mariano and the guy who was 2nd to him the longest time was.  Says the baseball historian.  2012 2nd half projections:  2-2/2.00/0.80/50, 17 saves

66. Dan Uggla – I think Uggla’s gonna have a huge 2nd half.   Like his 30-game hitting streak from last year where he hit 50 homers in 40 games?  He’s never done that, Random Italicized Voice.  Don’t let facts run your life, Grey Albright!  2012 2nd half projections:  30/15/45/.270/3

67. Pablo Sandoval – Here’s hoping he doesn’t try to eat his hamate bone for a third time.  2012 2nd half projections:  35/9/40/.310/3

68. Anthony Rizzo – His stats could easily be the same or better than Trumbo, but there’s a bit more risk with Rizzo, which means he’s, um, rizzky.  2012 2nd half projections:  30/14/35/.275/2

69. Alex Rodriguez – His stats were so yawnstipating in the first half and he isn’t had his patented DL stint yet.  2012 2nd half projections:  30/10/40/.265/7

70. David Ortiz – He’d be higher if he had position eligibility, and since I’ve been clogging up my UTIL spot with schmohawks like Mark Reynolds, Lonnie Chisenhall and Michael Brantley, things could worse than having Ortiz on your team.  2012 2nd half projections:  35/14/40/.280

71. Mike Moustakas – If you live in Kansas City, go to the next game with a sign that says, “Moustakas Is My Gyro.”  2012 2nd half projections:  30/12/40/.280/2

72. Elvis Andrus – Third base may have been weak in the past — Mc Serch, “Hey!” — but count the shortstops in the top 100. 2012 2nd half projections:  45/2/25/.270/17

73. Aroldis Chapman – I’d bump him up about twenty spots if your league has a category for “Bizarre Circumstances Involving Shady Characters.”  Especially after you lost your first round pick, Wilson Ramos.  2012 2nd half projections:  1-3/1.50/0.80/50, 17 saves

74. Brandon Phillips –  A lot of the rankings here have no bearing on next year’s rankings.  Or no baring if you’re shy.  But this looks about right for Phillips for next year, too.  2012 2nd half projections:  40/10/35/.280/7

75. David Freese – Too bad he was scratched from the All-Star Game.  We all know how he plays on the grand stage.  Maybe he should have Tim McCarver announcing every at-bat.  That doesn’t sound awful at all!  2012 2nd half projections:  30/10/40/.295

76. Brian McCann – Member in the beginning of the year when I said the catchers were deep?  Well, they are, but not in the way I meant it.  At the time, I meant there were a crapton of catchers that would be good.  Well, there’s some that have been decent, but not a crapton and not the guys you actually drafted.  McCann went to the break with 4 straight games with homers and I think he could have a big 2nd half.  Really, to shoot to the top of the catchers, he just needs a hot month.  Don’t make a blairing mistake and think otherwise.  2012 2nd half projections:  25/12/40/.290

77. Yu Darvish –  I’ve heard some whisperings that Darvish will have his innings limited to 180, so he’s fresh for the playoffs.  Whisperings aren’t nearly as bad as mutterings, but should still be taken with a grain of salt.  2012 2nd half projections:  7-2/3.50/1.30/100

78. Jimmy Rollins –  With Utley taking a knee and Howard getting in game shape by slicing garlic really thin for pasta sauce, Rollins is the last of your slightly older brother’s Phillies. 2012 2nd half projections:  40/8/30/.270/12

79. Adam Dunn –  It looked briefly like Robin Ventura knew what he was doing by batting Adam Dunn third.  Now that he hit .181 in June and .143 so far in July, it looks like when Robin Ventura was younger, he might have been hit too many times in the head.  2012 2nd half projections:  30/18/40/.200

80. Colby Lewis – Here’s a Rangers pitcher who should be fresh right through September.  Instead of Lewis, if you want to rank Lester or Josh Johnson or handful of other pitchers here (assuming you have giant hands that make girls drool), go for it.  A lot will depend on Lewis’s first game back from the DL, which is set for five days after the break, uh, breaks.  After the break mends?  Eh, you get me.  2012 2nd half projections:  6-3/3.50/1.10/85

81. Yovani Gallardo – He would’ve been higher but sometimes the stress YoGa causes is just too unbearable.  Stupid irony.  2012 2nd half projections:  5-4/3.40/1.22/95

82. Asdrubal Cabrera –  His power has actually been sorta, kinda, adjective in line with 2011, but where’s the speed?  Two steals on the year?  Miguel Cabrera has 3 steals and he’s flat-footed and drunk.  2nd half projections: 35/9/40/.275/7

83. Jose Altuve –  Hopefully when the Astros Ctrl-Alt-Delete their team, they don’t wipe out Altuve.  2012 2nd half projections:  40/3/20/.315/12

84. Ben Zobrist –  His Christian singing wife has a little song that she wrote for Zobrist, it’s called, “Smitey Mouse.”  2012 2nd half projections:  40/10/30/.245/10

85. Buster Posey –  I don’t want trade for a catcher in the 2nd half (actually, I never want to trade for a catcher, but especially in the 2nd half) because their legs are going to get tired, but Bochy and his cavernous head do rest Posey at 1st base on occasion, so that could help.  2012 2nd half projections:  30/8/40/.290

86. Melky Cabrera – Baseball should have a version of the slime from You Can’t Do That on Television that every time Melky gets a hit a random fan in the stands gets a bucket of milk dropped on their head.  Okay, maybe just hot women.  Okay, maybe only when Melky’s in Arizona.  2012 2nd half projections:  40/5/30/.310/10

87. Josh Reddick –  Could’ve ranked here Corey Hart or Allen Craig or Gary Parridge, though the last name is made up.  See:  Third to fourth outfielders with power that could get hot or were hot in the 1st half.  2012 2nd half projections:  30/13/40/.260/5

88. Andre Ethier –  He’s due back right after the All-Star Break.  Good thing for his wife, since he’s stealing all of her clothes.  2012 2nd half projections:  35/12/40/.280

89. Lance Berkman – Total shot in the dark here, since he didn’t do much at all this year, but who was I supposed to rank here?  Brett Gardner… Okay, I almost did.  2012 2nd half projections:  25/10/35/.285/5

90. Austin Jackson –  My projections are going out on a bit of a limb with Austin Jackson, but since it’s about Austin Jackson, no one cares.  But, if you really do, I’m thinking his average will come down, but his steals will go up, which is working for the Bureau of Counterintuitive.  The head of that bureau is a 16-year-old pot smoker, which doesn’t seem to make any sense which is why it does. 2012 2nd half projections:  40/7/25/.290/12

91. Ryan Vogelsong –  I hope you don’t mind, I hope you don’t mind… That I put down in words how wonderful life is while you’re in my fantasy world.  2012 2nd half projections:  5-3/2.75/1.10/60

92. Ivan Nova – Surprised to see him here?  I was surprised to rank him here.  Wins are unpredictable, but he seems like he can Magoo his way into a bunch of them.  Also, he’s got real purdy Ks.  2012 2nd half projections:  8-2/3.75/1.32/90

93. Michael Cuddyer – There was a while there I thought Cuddyer might be the most valuable 2nd baseman over Uggla, but Kipnis made like Garfield from Parking Wars and put a moot on the whole argument.  2012 2nd half projections:  30/10/35/.275/4

94. Max Scherzer – And you thought I was done with Scherzer.  Ha!  Ha…HA!  Ha….HA…HAHAHAHA!  Oh my God, he’s driven me crazy.  2012 2nd half projections:  5-4/3.65/1.28/100

95. Ryan Dempster – This is assuming he goes to a contender, but not the Yankees or Rangers… Hmm… Are there are other contenders?  My ESPN doesn’t think so.  2012 2nd half projections:  7-2/3.15/1.12/80

96. Carlos Ruiz – Chooch!  I kinda wanted to leave all catchers besides McCann and Posey out of the top 100 because catchers get tired as the season goes on and, as mentioned briefly in McCann’s blurb, if a catcher hits 10 homers in the last two months then they’re the most valuable for the position.  For instance, Arencibia could be the best 2nd half catcher.  With that said, Chooch doesn’t get tired because he doesn’t sleep.  Or breath.  “I am Chooch-borg, I have come to civilize your planet.  But could you lick this stamp for me, I have no salivary glands.”  2012 2nd half projections:  35/7/35/.320/3

97. Desmond Jennings – I just went over my Desmond Jennings Buy.  I wrote it while second guessing some choices made on Design Star.  2012 2nd half projections: 25/8/30/.250/17

98. Eric Hosmer – Because he can’t be worse.  2012 2nd half projections:  30/10/40/.280/6

99. Ryan Zimmerman –  Because he better not get better.  2012 2nd half projections:  25/8/35/.270/3

100. Adam LaRoche – He turns it on usually in the 2nd half.  A poor man’s PABST….Let’s say, a swill beer regurgitated from your friend’s mouth into yours.  2012 2nd half projections:    25/14/35/.260

There’s hundreds of names after the top 100 for the 2nd half of 2012 fantasy baseball, but these stand out:

Adam Wainwright – There’s a few dozen pitchers who deserve this spot over Wainwright, but this isn’t about where they’ve been. This is about where they’re going, understand where I’m coming from, B-Real?  2012 2nd half projections:  6-2/3.45/1.22/80

Carl Crawford - My favorite question is, “Will so-and-so be effective when he returns from injury?”  Now look at the word favorite in the mirror.  These are crystal ball questions.  I’d be in Vegas with a blonde-frosted mustache, wearing water wings everywhere I went if I was psychic.  I will say I highly doubt it with Crawford because A) He’s been out so long. B) He wasn’t good the last time he was playing. C) There’s no C.  Oh, and I’d be wearing water wings everywhere I went because I imagine I’d be wasted 24/7 and you never know when body will meet jacuzzi.  2012 2nd half projections:  25/5/30/.260/12

From Around The Web

  1. Muchacho says:
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    Thanks Grey! Assuming Stanton is out for 5 weeks, how far into the 100’s would you have him ranked? Looking at the stats you gave some of the peeps in the 90-100 range, I gotta think Stanton will be able to match that in the last 7 weeks of the season. (i.e. Hosmers 30/10/40/.280 line)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Muchacho, That’s assuming he even returns… One set back and he’s gone for the season… He could give 10 homers in 7 weeks, sure…

  2. Steve says:
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    In my h2h league, I figure it’s easier to trade for the smaller pieces than the bigger ones. That being the case, if you’ve got Hill at 2B, is it worth it trying to trade for Kipnis?

    Secondly, in the same league, is being Creeper of the Week enough to get Lind a look-in ahead of Colvin or Youk? Lind’s upcoming schedule does look kinda nice…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Depends what you can trade for him… I’d hold Colvin and Youk….

  3. alvaro says:
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    Would you do R. zimmerman and rizzo for The Adverb (Cliff, not Frank)?
    I have goldschmidt at first miggy at 3rd my utility spot would be cozart and reynolds until giancarlo gets back…

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @alvaro, I’d take Lee…

  4. Piranhaman says:
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    where’s Billy Butler? he’s out of top 100?

    • Jermo says:
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      yea he must have forgot Butler (I hope!)

    • Chris F says:
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      @Piranhaman, David Ortiz seems to be an even bigger miss.

      • A Hill O' Beans says:
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        @Chris F, Ortiz is #70, granted he could maybe be a little higher, but he’s not missing like Butler.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Piranhaman, Butler’s a 8-10 homer guy across 2 months at DH, I didn’t forget him… But he could easily be in the last 30 guys…

      • JLeigh says:
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        @Grey, no position included, Butler or Rizzo ROS?

  5. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    shouldnt that be HOLY GRAYL?

    I have this hunch that Duda is going to finnish strong, am I nuckin futs. Same goes for Lind?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate, Ha… Not nuts, could happen, but could say that about Torii Hunter or about 3 dozen other players…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey, I think the Duda could be LaRoche but with a cooler name.

  6. Hurling Darvishes says:
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    Hey Grey, thanks for Some humor wih great advice. I’m in 2nd place in a 10 team 5×5 8 man keeper. Fielding trade offers for Longoria.

    Here are 3 offers:
    1-Cain, Cliff Lee, and Konerko
    2-Price, Asdrubal, Goldschmidt (may be able to get Panda)
    3-Holliday and Latos/Lynn/Gallardo (my choice)

    Should I take any of these? Here’s my team:
    C-Pierzynski, Perez
    1B- Votto
    2B-Cano
    SS-Andrus
    3B-Alvarez
    CI-Belt, Morales, Reynolds, Duda
    MI-Altuve, Aybar
    OF-Trout
    OF-Pacman Jones
    OF-Josh Reddick
    OF-Colvin, Duda
    Util-Thome
    DL-Stanton, Longo
    SP-Darvish, Zimmerman, Wainwright, Nova, Bauer, Gee
    RP-Kimbrel, Jansen, Jim Johnson
    DL-Marcum, Cashner

    Do any of these trades make me that much better or am I better off waiting for Stanton and Longo for a playoff push?

    • Hurling Darvishes says:
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      Any thoughts from anyone?

      • Steve Stevenson says:
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        @Hurling Darvishes, Agree with Grey – 1 is a very nice haul.

      • NBH says:
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        @Hurling Darvishes, #1 – Cain AND Lee could both get ranked and drafted ahead of Longoria next year. Konerko is no slouch.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hurling Darvishes, I’d take 1.

    • Keith says:
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      @Hurling Darvishes,

      I’d go with Holliday and Gallardo. You’re getting a great pitcher and OF help, which looks to be your weakest position.

  7. YoMommaSoUggla says:
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    I know it’s been a small sample size thus far, but I have to believe Rizzo has a better second half than Sparky Anklebiter

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @YoMommaSoUggla, Could happen…

  8. Tremendously useful shizz, gentlemen. Thanks for the hard work.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @zombie, No problem…

  9. chunk says:
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    Jones or Jupton in a keeper league?

    • bean says:
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      @chunk, Did you see Jones mow down those ribs last night? Thank god he signed a new contract cause he looked hungry.

      He started looking at Kruk like a wild dog challenged at a carcass.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chunk, Jones, bit of a toss up though….

  10. Grey's da man! says:
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    Pablo not worthy? Feel like I would be able to trade him for lots of guys on this list..

    • Dingbat says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, Yeah. Sandoval had a monster 2nd half last year after the same surgery.

    • MattTruss223 says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, Agreed. I’d rather have me some Pablo then say A-Rod, Moose-Tacos, and maybe even Rizzo. Maybe ask A-Gon owners who they’d rather have too!

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @MattTruss223, Sandoval!

    • Wudaben says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, Agree. The stats Panda accumulated even without the 5 1/2 weeks he spent on the DL are already better than the 2nd half line projected for Zimmerman.

      I have to think he should be in the 40-60 range at least.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, He was a cut and paste mistake, I put him back in…. Good catch!

  11. mc serch says:
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    Hey!
    Thanks for the name check…great work on this…initiating trade proposals as we ummm speak…any chance BJ Upton turns things around? Isn’t he playing for a contract?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mc serch, Ha… No problem… Yeah, he could turn it around, had a good last week plus… I almost shoved him into the last quarter…

  12. Hope you are Wright says:
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    I just traded votto/anibal for teix/hamels because of this post. Thoughts?

    • chunk says:
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      @Hope you are Wright, I’d want votto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hope you are Wright, Sounds decent if you needed pitching…

      • Hope you are Wright says:
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        @Grey, Thanks. I’m sure this trade will blow up in my face but I was already loaded on offense, and my pitching was…volatile with the likes of gallardo, latos and anibal with no Luebke and McCarthy to balance them out.

  13. Joe says:
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    Where would Gardner be on this list? (after 100 obviously)…

    • @Joe, so you think Grey is holding out on us and made a top 500 list

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe, 5 homers, 15 steals in the 2nd half, if he finally get healthy…

  14. derspooky says:
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    No Mauer? Could win battling title, only has started half his games so far this season at Catcher (so he’s fresher than normal). Not worthy of Top 100?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @derspooky, And if he hits .280 with 3 homers?

  15. Johnson says:
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    I’m really surprised that Allen Craig didn’t make the list. You probably think he isn’t going to get enough AB’s?

    • @Johnson, I think Grey feels there are at least 100 players better than him – But he did make the list of the top 100 players to hit the DL List in the 2nd haft of the season – so at least he made one list

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Johnson, I mention him in Reddick’s blurb…

  16. Joe says:
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    What kind of 2nd half do you expect Jed Lowrie to have?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe, 8 homers, .265… Or injured…

  17. coco krispie says:
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    votto 10 steals and kemp 5? i know kemp has the hamstring issues but i’m thinking those numbers should be reversed?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @coco krispie, Votto’s was a typo… Kemp’s isn’t a typo…

  18. Wilsonian says:
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    Two parter today. And thanks for the list, great work as usual.

    1) Nova is available. My rotation is:

    MadBum, Peavy, Strasburg, Burnett, Lester, Moore, Doc, Hanrahan, Soriano, Reed, Cook

    My worst three pitchers are Burnett, Lester, and Moore. Would you drop any of them for Nova?

    W, L, SV, ERA, Whip, Ks, Ks/9

    2) Do you see Storen getting the closer’s gig back? I’ve got a feeling that he’ll have it back in a few weeks, regardless of what Davey says. Oh Davey…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, Thanks! Moore… I think Storen will get saves by September…

  19. Tommy says:
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    @Grey, Where would a healthy Stanton fit in in this picture?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tommy, 2nd rounder

  20. Mennonite Sports guy says:
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    I had a crazy dream last night. I dreamed that the Blue Jays and Phillies made a 6 player trade in which Adam Lind went to the Phillies. The Phillies had the nerve to send Papelbon to the Jays.

    • chunk says:
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      @Mennonite Sports guy, How do I start dreaming about baseball?? Sounds awesome

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mennonite Sports guy, Ha!

  21. frank rizzo says:
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    Who is Bruce Harper and should I be trading for him?

    • dingbat says:
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      @frank rizzo, He’s the Boss, obviously.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @frank rizzo, Oops

  22. Ronkonkoma says:
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    Need to pickup a utility bat: Colvin, Ruggiano, Amarista, Or Robot?

    • @Ronkonkoma, I have Colvin – at least you can start him in every home game

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ronkonkoma, Colvin

  23. Project_badass says:
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    12-team H2H 6×6 (OBP, QS), 4-player keeper (only players drafted after the 1st 4 rounds)

    With Holland and Bonifacio coming back, I’m dropping Heisey and 1 other player, who would you drop? Hultzen, Medlen, Scott?

    C- Doumit
    1B- Fielder
    2B- Kinsler
    3B- A-Ram
    SS- Cozart
    MI- Espinosa
    CI- Youk
    OFx5- Jennings, Rios, L-Mo, Jay, Luke Scott
    UTIL- Butler
    BN- Heisey
    DL- Berkman, Bonifacio

    SP- Kershaw, Bumgarner, Garza, Peavy, Vogelsong, Cahill, Oswalt, Lynn, Fiers, Cecil, Estrada, Hultzen
    RP- Frieri, Soriano, Cook, Medlen
    DL- Holland

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Project_badass, Medlen

  24. jr_wall says:
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    I return to the collective wisdom of Razzball for a trade consideration.

    I am in a 12 team H2H 6 man keeper league.

    I can trade Kinsler + J. Zimmermann for Hamilton.

    I already have Kipnis at 2B. Kinsler is currently my UTL. And Zimmermann would not make the cut as one of my 6 keepers at the end of the year.

    My OF right now consists of: A. Jones, J. Bruce, Trumbo

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jr_wall, Not crazy about it, but it’s fair…. Your OF is fine, can’t you trade Kinsler for a piece you need more?

  25. Jack says:
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    Did you see Adam Jones eating his weight in BBQ at the HR derby? I would like to think this will cure his wrist problems, but I can’t help but think he will tear his UCL or he was infected by Hosmers slump.

    • Jack says:
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      @Jack,

      Sorry, not his weight. Chris Berman’s.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack, Ha… He was probably stoned…

  26. TheMurph says:
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    Grey-Well done article as usual. I do think Big Papi is getting dogged a little though. I’m also from Boston so I am biased but come on!

    Just made two trades and I think I cleaned up:
    Traded Howard received J. Upton
    Traded L. Lynn received M. Garza

    It will be interesting if both Upton and Garza get traded. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheMurph, You did real nice…

  27. Chubby says:
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    Brandon Moss or Lo Cain?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chubby, Moss

  28. Jon says:
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    Curious about Tulo and Stanton – if either of them were back by, say, early August, where would they rank on the list?

    • @Jon, I would rank Tulo at 295 and Stanton at 223 :)

      • Jon says:
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        @MrBaseball, I don’t mean specific numbers, just generally.

        @Grey, Would they make the list?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon, Early August seems very optimistic…. They’d be around Pedroia’s spot if they’re only missing three weeks…

  29. Howie says:
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    So an unranked Garza remains the bane of my starters (NL-only with Cain/Hamels/C. Lee/Strasburg completing the rotation)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Howie, Not a bad bane…

  30. TheBravesWear Prado says:
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    Ortiz actually has 1B eligibility in Yahoo which has been great for my team.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheBravesWear Prado, I went by ESPN’s eligibility…

  31. Fooch says:
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    I’d rather have Allen Craig than just about everyone listed from 75 – 100.

    • WHIP it good says:
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      @Fooch, I’d take him over anyone below 40.

  32. Arbinator says:
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    The D) on Crawford is that is elbow is still so bad he’s currently saying he’d be having Tommy John surgery if the sox brass didnt think they might really need him for the wild card run in

    Also how far out of the top 100 would you say guys like Garza, JZimm and Anibal are? waay way out? just outside? should drop one of them for Nova? are you going to do a top 300 and make me look silly for asking this?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Arbinator, D) Yup They’re right outside the top 100… They were listed at one point but got shoved out for some bats…

  33. Hot Sauce says:
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    Do you think Trumbo is a pre-season top 50 for 2013 like he is here?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hot Sauce, Around that, yeah…

  34. J-Bird says:
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    So in a one year H2H 10-team league you would drop Wieters for McCann?

    (Bat Stats: R, H, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBP, SLG)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J-Bird, I wouldn’t, but I do like McCann better…

  35. Wilsonian says:
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    Would you lose Holland (KC) for Juan Carlos Leo Oviedo Nunez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, Nope

      • Joe says:
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        @Grey,

        Would you lose Holland (KC) for Wilton Lopez (Houston) if you are a Brett Myers owner?

  36. OutLateDrinking says:
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    @Grey

    12 team keeper league. Was just offered Rizzo for Hosmer. I only have Papi and LaRoche at 1B. Who is the better long term player?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @OutLateDrinking, They’re a coin flip, but I think Hosmer will be better next year…

  37. Grey if Ben Sheets returns to 2008 form in the 2nd haft of the season where would you rank him :)

    I don’t ever think you had that much love for Sheets since he is not a strike out pitcher – Hey Grey are you ready man – just think if Sheets throws a good game in his return to the majors all the questions you will be getting if he should be picked up and who should be dropped to pick him up – all and all its a good story the moment but it can get ugly fast we are talking Abraham Lincoln wife ugly and add an F in front of ugly — fugly

    • Grey

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      @MrBaseball, Yeah, I imagine he will cause a bunch of questions… Is he only 4 years aways from being good? Felt longer…

      • @Grey, There is a sucker born every day – just think you pick him up and he pitches 6innings and gives up one run – someone will be sending you a trade for him

        • Grey

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          Ha… Probably…

  38. My My My MY Kuroda says:
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    I just flipped my Tommy Hanson for Cliff lee in a 16-team H2H straight up. Am I high from 2nd hand Hippie smoke or did I just steal the better pitcher.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @My My My MY Kuroda, Nice

  39. Chris says:
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    my lynn and peavy for his dickey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris, Sounds solid…

  40. ILLmjdINI says:
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    Grey – Thanks for the list! This is an excellent resource!

    What kind of line do you expect for Kendrys Morales ROS? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ILLmjdINI, No problem…. 20/7/25/.275

  41. Baron Von Vulturewins

    Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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    THANK YOU. (re: Gio Gonzalez.)

    Is Adam Jones/Gio too much to give up for Braun/Sandoval/Desmond Jennings?

    With an eye on acquiring a) speed and b) an able fill-in for Stanton for a month.

    Also: No Plouffe? You lost your Trevor Fevor? You think Plouffe go poof?

    Also: My entirely unsubstantiated gut tip: Get Lawrie. If he bats lead-off for Jays all second-half, could become more interesting sleeper even than in preseason. ie. more runs, more SBs, less power, but w/ second-half line of 60 runs, 10 HRs, 15 SBs. That’s good eating.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Baron Von Vulturewins, You’re welcome. I don’t trust the Plouffe, but I wish him well because I like his name A LOT. Wouldn’t surprise me to see Lawrie (and Hosmer) make good on the preseason buzz in the 2nd half…. That’s not too much to give up for Braun in a non-keeper…

  42. Baron Von Vulturewins

    Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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    P.S. Ortiz now has 1B eligibility in Yahoo!

  43. joet says:
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    Grey,

    Just read yesterday’s comments.

    A player who is allergic to walks — Not so EZPASS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @joet, I don’t think it’s better than ones we have already…

  44. frank rizzo says:
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    I have read your 2nd halfies and now have a trade about to go through based on it.

    I’m getting D Jennings and CJ Wilson while I’m giving away Victorino/C Crawford/Jordan Zimmermann.

    Please tell me I’m good.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @frank rizzo, I like that trade for you…

  45. Adam says:
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    Would it be crazy to trade Carlos Santana for Carlos Ruiz straight up? OBP league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Adam, Not crazy in a redraft league…

  46. TheNewGuy says:
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    Darvish worth shopping in H2H then? Cos I guess the innings he could be missing out on, would be our fantasy playoffs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, If the whisperings are true… I haven’t heard the Rangers say there’s a limit, just Dallas beat writers….

  47. Wudaben says:
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    Have to think Gallardo was missed also. Just a week ago Grey said he liked Gallardo over Wainwright. Is that an oversight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wudaben, Yeah, I cut and pasted him away… My bad…. Adding him back…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wudaben, Cut and pasted him away by accident, my bad….

  48. kaiser soze says:
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    When ya get the chance… pls rank Butler, Ike, P Alvarez, Moose Tacos, Colvin

    ROS with emphasis on upside/fantasy playoffs (think I got 1st place locked up)

    Gracias homes!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @kaiser soze, Moustakas, Butler, Ike…

  49. robert raymond says:
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    generous projections and rank (!) for cliff lee. birthright phillies’ fan that i am (comin’ from the quaker city that’s like being a birthright quaker … we’re all Friends in the city o’ brotherly love), cliff lee is gutless. there’s no questioning his talent, but when the phils have needed wins this season, he has not been the answer. in as much as the 2012 phils’ offense has shown it doesn’t know how to come back from a deficit, the 2011-post-season-and-2012 cliff lee has shown that he can’t protect a lead. can he be the man? the 20009 WS proved that he can. but where has cliff lee gone? (hearing peter, paul and mary harmonies in my ear) … long time passing … girls have picked them every one.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @robert raymond, Gotcha…

  50. Sal says:
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    Im looking to do this trade since my pitching is hurting big time. I would give away Adrian Gonzalez and Edwin Jackson for Gio and Capuano (who has been lagging of late but I figured he has a lot of matchups against the NL west left)

    My offense is

    Posey
    Dunn
    Phillips
    Prado
    Castro
    Cargo
    Trout
    Harper
    Hunter
    Butler

    Bench
    Lowrie
    Kendrick

    So I feel I can let go of Adrian or do you think he will rebound amazingly.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sal, I don’t like it…

  51. JTR says:
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    Grey, please rank these three pitchers for the second half:

    -Hellickson
    -Garza
    -Morales

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JTR, Garza, Morales

  52. Dr Hocker says:
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    What no Kendry in the top 100? I know psycho mgr like to sit him so that e-Macierpated can get some swings in–but Kendry is a mini Pujols kids.

    Carlos Santana = cleveland steamer, part II (sorry–can’t seem to get of the pot on that one)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dr Hocker, You see Kendrys’s stats from the first half?

      • Dr Hocker says:
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        @Grey, now that the rust is off I saw hist stats from the lat 10 days and he smoked–.381–practically a ribeye per game, etc..and the Angels are rockin’n it and I expact that to continure til October.

        But to be fair–you are living in larger sample sized reality. Which is NOT the reality my wife lives in.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Dr Hocker, Ha… I think the lineup is too crowded to expect him to play enough to make the top 100… As said in the post, anyone can get hot and move into this group of players…

  53. fyodor says:
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    Grey, hey.

    As a 4-6 week (we hope) Stanton fill-in, would you pick Delmon Young or Adam Lind out of a nearly-bare cupboard.

    Thanks for your help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @fyodor, Lind

  54. BluePulaski says:
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    Grey…I can tolerate you putting Scherzer in your top 100…for the Ks man and the offense behind him…but…please tell me you haven’t given up hope on Anibal…would Anibal make your top 100 in place of Scherzer if you could predict one unlucky start by Scherz and one lucky start by Anibal (in addition to the prediction numbrs you’ve already come up with)… lol
    I need to know my trade for Anibal is not lost yet…lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BluePulaski, I haven’t given up on Anibal…

  55. Lil' Saucy says:
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    I am in desperate need of OF with Stanton on the DL, here are two trades I have considered proposing:

    Vogelsong for Swisher

    Goldschmidt, McDonald, and Utley for Jupton

    I am stacked at 3B and need OF more than an extra pitcher and dont trust Utley at all (Have Hill and Espinosa)

    They fair / am I giving up too much in either?
    Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lil’ Saucy, I’d take Upton

  56. Wudaben says:
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    Can you approximate a ranking for Zimmermann, Anibal & Latos for the 2nd half?

    I can’t imagine that Zimmermann is far from the cutoff at #100 but getting ready to work some trades and trying to guesstimate where Anibal & Latos should fall in relation. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wudaben, 103, 104, 105

      • dingbat says:
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        @Grey, What an amazing coincidence!

  57. ThE sHiT says:
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    @Grey: So I’m still trying to decide who should fill in for Stanton. Moss, Ruggiano, Robot, Ike, Delmon, and Walker are all available. Who gets the nod?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ruggiano until he cools off…

  58. Mark says:
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    Thanks for the ranks.

    Lost Stanton, who would be a keeper of mine. Since i want to win now, am in first and need to keep pace in R, RBI, HR, AVG, SLG and OBP. Okay to deal him for Grandy?

    Also, Goldschmidt enough in return for Doc, Dickey or Sale?

    Okay to deal one of those SP and M Montero for Napoli? (have Sal Perez too)

    Gracias

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem… Yeah, you can deal him, but I’d hate to… Goldy’s an okay return for those guys… Not sure why you’re dealing for Napoli…

  59. yankees2012 says:
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    Grey,
    A longish trade question if I may:

    I trade FHer, Jansen and N. Walker (throw in)

    I get Cano and either M. Moore (kinda yuch I know), Fiers, or Worley

    My Starting staff would then be Stras, JZimm, Aniballs, Capuano, Lynn, and Millone and whomever I get in trade and my Closers would be down to Johnson and Casilla (yuch again!)

    Is Moore any good? Would Fiers or Worley be a better add? Am I destroying my pitching staff for this trade?

    Thanks much my friend and great job with the list. I actually waited on this trade to see who would be ranked where on the list.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Cano and any of those SPs… Moore, Fiers…

  60. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    Rank these SP’s for the “2nd half” that fall outside of your top 100:

    Romero
    Hellickson
    Norris
    Feliz
    Parker
    Samardzija
    Fiers
    Quintana

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Parker, Samardzija, Fiers…

  61. TheNewGuy says:
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    “81. Yovani Gallardo – He would’ve been higher but sometimes the stress YoGa causes is just too unbearable. Stupid irony. ”

    HA! Never thought of that before.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe…

  62. JTR says:
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    Better second half: Crawford or Berkman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Berkman

  63. 90. Austin Jackson – Just call me Mini Trout – besides steals the numbers are close man and I heard Jackson beat him in a race

    Jackson needs some more love man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MrBaseball, I’ll hug him.

  64. Project_badass says:
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    12-team H2H 6×6 (OBP, QS), 4-player keeper (only players drafted after the 1st 4 rounds)

    I am thinking about buying low on Chris Young who is eligible to be kept for 3 years…He wants Bumgarner straight up for him, but Bum is too valuable in this league, so which SP would you offer…Garza, Peavy, Vofelsong?

    C- Doumit
    1B- Fielder
    2B- Kinsler
    3B- A-Ram
    SS- Cozart
    MI- Espinosa
    CI- Youk
    OFx5- Jennings, Rios, L-Mo, Jay, Luke Scott
    UTIL- Butler
    BN- Bonifacio
    DL- Berkman

    SP- Kershaw, Bumgarner, Garza, Peavy, Vogelsong, Cahill, Oswalt, Lynn, Holland, Fiers, Cecil, Estrada, Hultzen
    RP- Frieri, Soriano, Cook

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Garza, Vogelsong…

  65. Keith says:
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    I’m in a points league, who do you like rest of year? Aoki, Jennings, or Kubel? Think Longo comes back anytime soon? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Keith, Kubel… Longo’s due back around a month from now…

  66. ThE sHiT says:
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    @Grey: Please rank Fiers, Quintana, Parker, Bauer, Garza, Vargas, Hughes, Zach McAllister please.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ThE sHiT, Garza, Parker, Bauer…

  67. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    If a latin cougar would be called a jaguar and a black one would be called a panther, what would an asian one be?

    • Dr Hocker says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate, A Himalayan? Or was that Johnny Holmes?

      • Dr Hocker says:
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        @Dr Hocker, Or maybe a Siamese? Remember that line from Rob Zombie’s “Devil’s Rejects” “Chinese, Japanese, dirty knees, look at THESE”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate, A rynx…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey, haha, is that like saying brackjack?

  68. Bernie Brewer says:
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    Need to drop someone to make room for Ellsbury off the DL: R. Davis, BJ Upton, T. Milone, or T. Bauer.

    I figure whoever I drop gets snagged by a different team, and I’ve tried pretty much the entire league to trade one of these guys!

    Thoughts? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bernie Brewer, Davis….

  69. The Talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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    awesome breakdown bro. helped me out A TON!!! gracias

    quick trade question, 12 tm al keeper league

    i give:
    Pineda $17, Carp $10, Dyson $2

    I get:
    Aceves $10, S-Rod $2

    Need saves badly, playing for this year.

    you take?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Talented Mr. Dope Man, Sounds solid

  70. mc serch says:
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    is Rizzo for Anibal fair? too much?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mc serch, Think you should get a slightly better SP than Anibal, but it’s fair…

      • mc serch says:
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        @Grey, yeah thats what I was thinking….Anibal’s July/August stats were ugly last year too….thanks!

  71. chata says:
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    one of the pitchers

    • chata says:
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      sorry .
      that was meant for #68 (above) .

  72. K!cks says:
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    Should I trade Darvish for Dickey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @K!cks, Yup

    • Swaz says:
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      @K!cks, dynasty yes, non keeper no.

  73. Jay29 says:
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    CC Sabathia DID make the ASG. He’s not going to pitch, but he’s there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jay29, Ah… My bad…

  74. Swaz says:
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    Hochevar or McAllister?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Swaz, McAllister

  75. mc serch says:
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    Rizzo for Anibal, fair? which side?
    How about Prince/Capuano/Street for Tex/Cain?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mc serch, It’s fair… I’d prefer Rizzo, but he’s risky… I’d take Tex/Cain, but it’s also fair…

  76. TheNewGuy says:
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    If trading Stanton now what tier OF would you be looking for in return…3rd tier? H2H league, also have Tulo out.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Yeah, 3rd tier sounds about right… Get the best you can…

      • Tulo'd Again says:
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        @Grey, Wish list if trading Stanton. Who’s at the top? OF.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Tulo’d Again, Maybe the Cruz owner is sick of him… Start around there and work down… That’s probably a bit high though… Reddick is more realistic…

    • Tulo'd Again says:
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      @TheNewGuy, I lost Tulo and GianMichael also. Thinking about just sitting on GianMichael. Nobody special will be offered in return.

  77. Swaz says:
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    De Aza, Ruggiano, Revere, Cespedes, Krispie Young. Keep 3.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Swaz, Not Revere and Krispie…

  78. Eddy says:
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    I love the mid-season top 100. Reminds me of when I was a kid and I discovered a toy hidden in the closet that I got for christmas and would start playing with it for the next week.

    In this case, that toy was the pre-season rankings. Boy, would I get giddy for those.

    Thanks for all your hard work, Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… No problem…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      FYI, It’s on my list of things I have to do during the ASB…

      • Awesomus Maximus

        Awesomus Maximus says:
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        @Grey, Nice… think it will be a funny addition. Don’t forget to let me know if there are any you think are “missing.”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, will have to see once they’re in…

    • chata says:
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      @Awesomus Maximus,

      she’s a cutie !

      • Awesomus Maximus

        Awesomus Maximus says:
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        @chata, She’s a tiny, blonde monster!

  79. K!cks says:
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    Milone, Niese, or Burnett

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Burnett, Niese

  80. Your ex says:
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    Where would McCann be if he was to be played at util? Worth tossing J Zim for him if I plan on playing mccann at util since i lost giancarlo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t deal for a catcher for my UTIL spot… You should be able to get a comparable bat for UTIL with Zimm…

  81. guy guy says:
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    which side wins:

    de aza & bonifacio for reddick

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @guy guy, Reddick for power, other side for speed…

  82. linkinpaak says:
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    Posey’s 2012 2nd half projections are……….. *crickets*
    I highlighted the section to see if you typed it in white font!

    Thanks for the list, looks good.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @linkinpaak, Oops, my bad…

      • linkinpaak says:
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        @Grey, Just razzing you (wait isn’t that your job?)

        As always, I love your rankings and appreciate your advice, thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem, thanks!

  83. later tater says:
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    props on the list grey

    thanks for the hard work

    trying to flip ellsbury and fiers for one of these pitchers: halliday, sabathia, felix

    fair? aiming too high/low?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @later tater, Thanks! Aiming high, but try it…

  84. potus says:
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    Yes it’s come to this question for Krispie:

    Krispie or Boesch?

    Yuck I just threw up in my mouth asking that. ….wow these guys are fast…bucket, water, mint……now I fell fresh.

    awesome list, great job, keep it up without the little blue pill

    -YHL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @potus, Thanks! I’d go with Boesch…

  85. Jake says:
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    I have the chance to acquire 1 of Carlos Santana or Mike Napoli for the next 2.5 seasons, at relatively the same price. Who’s your pick?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Santana

  86. HotRod says:
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    Trade Pujols + a streamer/roster spot for Adam Jones & Kershaw?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would…

  87. Prezii says:
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    Thanks for the list grey!! Love it.. go take nap and relax now ..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Thanks!

  88. Chillmodious says:
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    Dillon Gee to the DL with a blood clot in his throwing shoulder. So would that make him Geemaican? (Too soon?)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Nice…

  89. JLeigh says:
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    Awesome list Grey, except when I see that my first place team has no one in the Top Ten (Pujols at 12) and no one else in the Top 20 (lost Stanton) I get a little nervous. Anyhoo! Would you drop Ichiro for Stubbs? Figure they are both bleh, but if Stubbies just put up a .255 average he could be a serviceable 3rd OF.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d prefer Stubbs…

  90. Mdgross says:
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    Grey, thanks for the list, but can you approximate the number of Angels that I can fit on the tip of a 1991 Skilcraft, government-issue, pen?

    If I can remember to try, I’d see if the Colby girl can be lured out of hiding without incurring any stalking charges.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      7… Ha… Yeah, get her…

  91. Steve says:
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    If you could give Bum for Kinsler (yeah, that didn’t sound right), would you? Would leave my pitching pretty thin, but it’s h2h so there’s that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I would…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Ha. The guy with Kinsler just offered me Melky for Bum and Jim Johnson. I should laugh in his face, right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, bleh…

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey, Are those two too much for Kinsler? I feel like I’d want a small extra piece back.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, could see getting back a lousy closer or something small…

              • Steve says:
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                @Grey, Nova? Wei-Yin Chen? Lohse? Capps?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Nova, Capps…

  92. jack says:
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    Woah! That’s pretty low on ol Clayton. Would a reminder that he’s not even 24.5 years old convince you to rethink your Timmy analog? I think this is the worst Clayton gets, it’s his floor, and it’s mostly because his bad foot has been messing him up. Except for the last inning of his last start, he has looked pretty good recently. I went all in on him trading Tulo for him and McDonald, so I am biased and maybe a bit blind, but the boy is young, his inconsistency in the first half explainable, and he has shown that even when he is a bit off he is still a top ten guy.

    I’d put him ahead of Grienke and Dickey. In fact, I would drop those two down — Grienke into the thirties cuz of the possibility he gets traded somewhere that makes him uneasy (and his outings against the Stros remind you of what a sensitive head case he can be) and Dickey into the 40s or 50s because you can’t bet on someone defying years of history (knuckleballers are just prone to inconsistency).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chocolate and vanilla, hopefully you’re right on Kershaw…

  93. MID SEASON MOVES OR CHILL OUT AND RIDE WHAT I GOT?

    C Santana/Weiters
    1 Hosmer/Morse
    2 Kinsler
    SS Tulo/Cozart
    3 Wright
    1st OF McCuthen
    2nd OF Holliday
    3rd OF BJ Upton/Jennings
    DH-Butler

    Greinke
    Gio
    Price
    Zimmerman
    Anibal
    Haren

    DUDE OFFERED ME:

    Choice 1 Cain or Hamels for Holliday
    OR
    Choice 2 Shields for BJ Upton or Morse

    Pull the trigger or sit tight?

    I owe you Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You don’t need another SP…

  94. L-Boogie says:
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    My pitching staff is pretty good but if I have the chance to do my Victorino and Middlebrooks for his Hamels, I gotta, right?

    What’s Victorino’s deal? He’s been terrible. I could use his offense if he were hitting, but… well… he’s not. Do we sense a turnaround or should I cut bait, even if not for Hamels?

    Thanks dude.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Hamels… Not sure on Victorino, he is getting old, might be losing a step…

      • linkinpaak says:
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        @Grey, He turns 32 in November so he’s not that old, perhaps the Phillies’ lineup is pure trash and he was the benefactor of a healthy Utley and Howard in years past?

        Absolutely take Hamels in a heartbeat.

  95. Marty Funkhouser says:
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    @Grey: Actually went with the mostly Ranger lineup in one of my leagues this year. Out of pure frustration/homerism brought on from computer malfunctions and things just generally not going my way the first couple rounds I ended up with Kinsler, Beltre, Cruz, then Andrus in quick succession. Snagging four of the first five hitters in that Arlington lineup and coupling them with my all-NL pitching staff has worked out pretty well so far (tied for first in that league).

    Glad I didn’t try the HodgePadre staff on top of it, though. Luebke and Street alone were enough of a headache.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Street’s been solid… Luebke’s obviously a mess… Nice on the Rangers lineup, you win the Nobel before me… damn!

      • Marty Funkhouser says:
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        @Grey, Most likely the Nobel Prize in Medicine when they all hit the DL in the second half.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Marty Funkhouser, Hey, at least it’s a Nobel…

  96. letsgobravos says:
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    I’ve been offered two trades.

    1. Floyd for Reddick.

    I’m going to have to drop either Reddick or Cody Ross when Berkman returns, so if I did this deal I’d be dropping a pitcher instead. My weakest pitchers are Parker and Bauer so is Floyd an upgrade over either?

    2. Ethier for James McDonald.

    Sort of the opposite deal here. My current outfield is ‘Cutch, Choo, Rasmus, Reddick, Ross w/ Berkman and Gardner due off the DL sometime soon. My current pitching staff is Price, Gio, Wilson, McDonald, Scherzer, Parker and Bauer so I guess I could afford to give up a pitcher.

    Thanks in advance.

    • letsgobravos says:
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      @letsgobravos, I guess if I did both deals then they would sort of offset each other and I wouldn’t need to drop a pitcher…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @letsgobravos, 1. Not good 2. Not great, but it’s fair…

      • letsgobravos says:
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        @Grey, Alright, I guess I’ll pass on both.

        He also has Niese, would he be enough of an upgrade over Floyd for it to make sense? I assume not. What do you think about countering for Floyd and Niese?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Unless this is a very deep league, these SPs aren’t gonna make a difference compared to what’s on waivers… Niese is better than Floyd, though…

          • letsgobravos says:
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            @Grey, Its a 12 teamer. I guess my thought at this point is that it might be better to get something for Reddick because I won’t have room for him or Ross once Berkman/Gardner return. I guess I can wait and look for a better deal for Reddick since Gardner won’t be back for at least another couple of weeks.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, just hold for now… Who knows if Gardner will ever be back too…

              • letsgobravos says:
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                @Grey, True. Reddick has the most severe minor injury in the history of the game. At this rate, it may be career ending.

                • letsgobravos says:
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                  @letsgobravos, ….errr not reddick, gardner.

  97. Melvin Emanuel says:
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    @Grey

    Which of these three would you look to trade: Jennings, Berkman, or Reddick? Two of those three are going to be riding the bench and that seems like a waste. Looking to trade one for a SP2, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Melvin Emanuel, Berkman, Reddick

  98. Carnac says:
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    Adrian Gonzalez ahead of Mike Lowell? Must be another copy/paste oversight.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Carnac, Ha!

  99. jaw says:
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    rank these guys rest of season, 10 team 5×5 h2h

    duda, stubbs, markakis, viciedo, lomo, lind

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jaw, Stubbs, Lomo, Lind

  100. herschel says:
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    @Grey, 12 team mixed roto league. dont have any dl room for gee. worth hanging on to or replace him with one of the follwing: harrell, vargas, minor, harang, zambrano, smyly, detwiler or leake?

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Leake

  101. jaw says:
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    trade dayan and belt for victorino?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent…

  102. Jon says:
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    Rank these pitchers ROS:

    Hanson, Lynn, Parker, Bauer

    Also, like Belt or Ike more ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hanson, Parker, Bauer… Ike…

  103. Jon says:
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    Stash Longoria or Stanton on the DL? Non-keeper, so who helps more (if at all) ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Longoria

  104. Jon says:
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    What would you say Jennings’ line is the rest of the way?

    Mind to come up with a few more for me:

    Espinosa
    Chris Davis
    LoMo

    If not, no biggie. Thanks, as always! I agree with the guy who wrote something about this being a second Christmas morning. Good stuff.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jennings’ line is in the post now, sorry, thought it was in the Buy link… Espinosa: 30/10/25/.230/12 Davis: Maybe ten homers and .250 Lomo: 8 homers and .270… No problem…

  105. JTR says:
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    Which trade do you like more? I’m dealing Trumbo

    1. Jay Bruce and Lester for Trumbo and Dunn

    2. Halladay for Trumbo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Bruce… But I like both…

  106. BigFatHippo says:
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    Grey, unless you’re on all star break………..

    Cruz and Bauer for Matt Holliday, who wins ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cruz in deeper leagues where Bauer means something, otherwise it’s a toss up for Holliday…

      • BigFatHippo says:
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        @Grey, I could keep Bauer for a few years, worth it? Do you see Bauer being a keeper for a few years?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, he could be great as soon as next year…

  107. paulzone says:
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    would you counter offer pence for sabbathia or cliff lee to help this team?

    c-salvador
    1b-tex
    2b-altuve
    ss-seager
    3b-headley
    rf-pence
    cf-adam jones
    lf-braun
    util-bruce
    bench: rizzo, utley, longoria(dl)

    sp: sale, wainwright, mcdonald, bauer, dubront
    rp: myers, frieri, motte, adams (holds)

    by the way, the offer he proposed was lawrie/carlos santana for pence.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I would..

      • paulzone says:
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        @Grey, so sabbathia or cliff lee? our league counts w, l, k, gidp, era, whip (and saves & holds but irrelevant here)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Lee… Either are fair…

  108. Jon says:
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    What do you think about this trade in a keeper league?

    Rasmus + Moustakas + Profar
    Tulo + Olt

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tulo side, it’s fair…

      • Jon says:
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        @Grey, Do you think Desmond plays a decent enough SS next year to make up for losing Tulo (that’s my side). Advantage for me is Tulo is set at 30 keeper points and Rasmus and Mous at most combine for that so I can keep both and more.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Tulo’s better than Desmond by a fair share… Desmond’s not this good…

  109. Howard says:
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    @Grey I got offered Hanram/JUpton for McCutch/Dempster. It’s a keeper league but am in contention this year. I know McCutch is hot as a Pirate’s dread but I have to consider it right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Hanley/Upton…

  110. chata says:
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    rank the rizzos .

    alanna
    anthony

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alanna…

      • chata says:
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        @Grey,

        i think i’d pitch her real slow .

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          O! You better not let Mrs. O hear that…

  111. Jon says:
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    Following up on the trade above… Rasmus + Moustakas + Profar for Tulo + Olt

    Do you think Desmond plays a decent enough SS next year to make up for losing Tulo (that’s my side). Advantage for me is Tulo is set at $30 and Rasmus, Mous and Desmond most likley combine for $35 at most, so I can keep all 3 for a similar price.

    • Jon says:
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      (I already have Desmond if that wasn’t clear… I’m not trading for him in this deal)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It sounds decent… Tulo’s the best player but it’s a decent return…

  112. Random Collmenter says:
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    Just lost Dee Gordon.

    Was offered Ian Desmond + Lance Lynn for CJ Wilson + Rafael Betancourt.

    Thoughts?

    I’m afraid of Lynn, but I like Desmond’s upside.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think it’s a fair deal if you can lose saves…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I will say… You probably can get a cheaper SS though…

  113. TheNewGuy says:
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    Panda bases clearing triple!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Quicker he gets around the bases, quicker he gets to snack!

  114. Steven says:
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    Grey-

    Someone dropped Chris Perez would you take him over either Jansen,soriano or Frieri?

    Fowler was also dropped to make room for kemp. I have cutch,Bruce and Harper. These three over fowler, correct?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold on both…

  115. Arod's Frost says:
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    Latos was the next pitcher on your list right? Right??
    Do you have a projected line for Mr. Latos?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… He wasn’t the next… In the next grouping…

  116. anarchy burger says:
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    in a keeper league what do u guys do when a top team won’t trade his stud keepers? i want trout or stanton and the guy won’t deal either one no matter what i offer. i’m gonna trade with his rival out of spite. does anyone else do this??? i’m pissed!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! Go to his house… Threaten his family!

    • chata says:
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      @anarchy burger,

      just because you want one of my stud keepers , i should trade him ?

      usually , when i want something badly enough , i will over-pay .

      • anarchy burger says:
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        @chata, i basically offered him anything he wants. its not a dynasty league. stantons gonna cost 26 next year then 41 the year after. then he goes back in the pool. i have kemp, granderson and a smattering of useful sps and rps. 11 team mixed league. you know what- thats it- i’m going to his house.

        • chata says:
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          @anarchy burger,

          ok then .

          this is just an internet hunch ,
          but , just in case you’re being set up , here ,
          say ‘hello’ to rudy for me .

  117. Robert says:
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    @Grey I have Lowrie filling in for Longoria. Lowrie has cooled and Longoria may not be back for awhile. I was offered Youk for Latos. I have Greinke, Gallardo, Price, Jackson, Fiers, Colon. Do the deal and hope Youk continues to rebound? There nobody worthwhile on waivers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Robert, I’d take Youk…

  118. Terrence Mann says:
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    Nice list. I convinced my bro to do the gyro sign. Lmao

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Terrence Mann, Ha… Nice!

  119. Giant JJ says:
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    I need to drop one SP. Which one of Phelps, Tillman or Wolf?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Giant JJ, Wolf

  120. chunk says:
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    I’d like to Tickle her Pickler…

    Also, Michael Young seemed to turn things around towards the end there, he a good trade target if I need help at CI/3B?

    My Howard and Napoli for his Young? I have Perez at C and f*ck mike napoli. I might be able to get Young and Reddick If I throw in a 2013 draft pick…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chunk, Ha! I’d take Young there, could be in for a decent 2nd half…

  121. Poo Holes says:
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    I got offered Starlin for Kipnis. I already have Kinsler, Phillips, and Zobrist at 2B, and Hanley is my current shortstop. Accept the trade, shift Hanley to 3B and Joey Bats to OF? I’d be looking at Bats, Cruz, Heyward, Trout, Choo, Hart, Victorino, and Rios as OFers. Try to package a couple of those guys together and upgrade for a top guy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Poo Holes, I’d take the trade and upgrade my OF, yeah…

  122. Derrick says:
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    My pitching is terrible in our 10 man 5X5, H2H league. With that said, would you trade Gallardo and Jupton for Braun?

    If I did this my pitching would take a hit, but man, my offense would be sick.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Derrick, If your pitching’s terrible, this isn’t going to help it so it doesn’t make much sense… But I would prefer Braun…

  123. royce! says:
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    I’m torn between hating work for preventing me from watching the ASG live and thanking god for work for preventing the same. What a boring game…

    Wish work would have prevented me from watching Newsroom!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @royce!, Ha! What a wretched show, right? Damn, and you’d think Sorkin would have a vehicle for his patronizing, preaching, grandstanding in a news room, right?

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey, The preachy shizz is one thing, but I’m just sick of the “rapid hallway” scenes. Also i heard an excerpt on the radio and thought the dialogue’s pacing just seemed so unnatural; it was like every character knew what other characters were going to say! They’ve honed their arguments so well that they can anticipate any objection! Needless to say, I never got over hearing it on the radio.

        Even worse, though? Tim McCarver thinks Josh Hamilton will get the most expensive contract ever.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @royce!, I wonder if there’s a noticeable difference to the scenes when he comes to work coked up compared to other days… If there are other days… I’m speaking about Sorkin.

          • royce! says:
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            @Grey, I’m pretty sure you could obtain an under the influence conviction by just playing an episode for a jury. For closing argument, you could just play the episode again. If anyone was holding out over a lack of evidence, they’d convict based on pure spite.

            • royce! says:
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              @royce!, Hrm… rereading that, I’m thinking it was a bit harsh… Let’s get positive: I’ve been enjoying Girls! [the show.]

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Girls is really good and actually gets better as it goes along… Or as it goes almond as autocorrect tried to write…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha… I just read this as I sat down about to watch the newest episode… Why do I keep watching it?

  124. Hats for Bats says:
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    @Grey, I’m shocked Mauer didn’t make it into your Top 100. In deeper leagues, with Ks and OBP, he’s godly.

  125. Tulo'd Again says:
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    ESPN released it’s top 250. I’d love to read an article comparing your 100 with theirs. There is copious distance between big names. Of course, everyone must make up their own mind, but fantasy participants can be loyal to their sources. Grand discrepancy should be talked about, no?

    Tex and Rizzo jumped out first, but just ‘cuz I own Rizzo and recently traded Tex. I’m curious if this interests you guys. Anywhoo, that is all.

    • Chunk says:
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      @Tulo’d Again, This is relevant to my interests. I’d love to know who the ESPN clowns rank low so I know who to target in trades.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tulo’d Again, Yeah, I’m sure there’s is looking at the last few months a lot more heavier…

      • Grey's da man! says:
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        @Grey, Few that jump out (Grey ranked player higher in every case)
        Rios: 44 vs. 102
        Goldschmidt: 51 vs 149
        Rizzo: 68 vs. 214
        Dickey: 20 vs. 69
        Rasmus: 61 vs. 110
        McDonald 64 vs 113
        Freese: 75 vs 124
        Colby Lewis: 80 vs 156
        Vogelsong: 91 vs 158
        Reddick: 87 vs 161

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Interesting… Thanks!

  126. Jon says:
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    How would you feel about giving Jansen for JMac in a keeper league (considering they’re 64/65)? Better to shoot for Sale?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon, Go for Sale…

  127. jaw says:
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    rank these guys ros, 10 team 5×5 h2h

    victorino, belt, viciedo, lomo, stubbs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jaw, Stubbs, Victorino, Viciedo…

  128. potus says:
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    Rank Parker, Milone, McDonald this year & next please.

    Do either Parker or Milone have any IP issues I should be aware of heading into the stretch run?

    thanks in advance

    -YHL

    • potus says:
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      @potus, got my answer in another thread

      best

      -YHL

  129. Grey's da man! says:
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    Is Edwin Jackson in the same tier as J Zimm/Anibal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, Yeah, he is…

  130. Chillmodious says:
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    In a 12-team H2H, I’m thinking about taking a flier on Krispie Young for a 5th OF/Util spot with the hopes (“hope” is really the only justification for the move, but it does spring eternal!) that he turns some sort of metaphorical corner that may or may not exist because we’re circling a roundabout like in European Vacation (hey, look, it’s Big Ben… Parliament). [catches breath] Anyhoo! There are other decent options out there like Belt and Frenchy, but if (again with the “ifs”!!) Krispie is even a shell of his early-season self, that shell has better upside than the likely-safer Belts of the world. (Ooh, bonus, I stumbled in to a safe-Belt pun.)

    Can I get some thoughts please? Thanks dude.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chillmodious, Ha! Not sure what you want me to add… Krispie looks like he’s playing hurt and even when he’s not he’s a threat to hit .220… Belt has upside but Bochy refuses to play him… Frenchy was great last year so obviously he has just as much upside…

  131. Dimond Demon Devil says:
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    Question for you, Grey: should I trade Bryce Harper for Andrew McCutchen? Your thoughts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dimond Demon Devil, Yup

      • Dimond Demon Devil says:
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        @Grey, Many Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Many no problems…

  132. Jaymz says:
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    I want to trade Trumbo/Capps for Victorino/Perez, good idea?

    Sorry for posting this twice, but trying to maximize chances of a response, cause you da man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jaymz, I’d want Trumbo

  133. Raj says:
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    I’ll take the 86th player on your list over the 9th.

  134. jack says:
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    Just noticed no Willinghammer in there … You think he fades? I have a my Pagan for his Willingham offer out there (Pagan is keeper priced while Willingham is a taxi/non-keeper) … trying to shore up my power. Think it’s a good deal? What do you see from Josh ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jack, Willingham is no different than Reddick, he could supply nice power and a mediocre average… It’s a good deal if you need power…

  135. Grey's da man! says:
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    Please rank top 2 if you would be so kind!

    Fiers, Morales, T Wood, Tillman, Vargas, Quintana.

    *League also counts CG’s and Losses

    • Grey's da man! says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, Also, would you rather have C Santana or Salvador Perez ROS?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Perez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fiers, Morales

  136. Watson says:
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    Hey Grey I’ve got Espinosa at 2B right now and got offered Kipnis for Sale and Cuddyer (no 2B eligibility and put on the bench b/c of Rizzo). Take it? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair…

  137. Grey's da man! says:
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    Trade A: Give Braun
    Receive Votto+Kipnis (currently have A hill at 2B)
    Trade B: Give Pablo and CJ Wilson
    Receive Kipnis and Greinke

    Feel like both are wins for me, right? Which one is better?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A

  138. TheNewGuy says:
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    Kotchman/ Big Jim Thome over Belt?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not over Belt…

  139. jack says:
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    Ryan Howard … any thoughts on him ROS? If I can’t get the Hammer for my Pagan, should I target him as a power plug in?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No, I’ve gone over Howard a bunch of times recently…

  140. Derrick says:
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    In a 10 man, 5X5, H2H league where one needs pitching help and has a solid O, would you deal Votto for Rizzo and Verlander?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would if I needed an SP…

  141. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Keeper League, Votto for Miggy, the reason is that we lose 1st eligibility next year and already have Lawrie. If we wait til next year then will be harder because the other guy will want a 1st baseman in return. Also, we wont be able to keep them another year after next season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair…

  142. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    could Krispy Young bounce back in the 2nd half or is he hiding an injury?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Probably hiding injury…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey, thanks, I like how you got the Dave Hester Entertainment ad. My baby’s momma showed me the site the other day. For only $20 you can get an autographed pic of him kissing his money. wow that sure is some expensive toilet paper.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA! Really? I don’t get that ad… I wonder if because we were talking about him the other day…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey, I saw it on your site today, he must be tracking us…creepeeeee!

            you can also book him for parties and corporate events. I wonder if he teaches the managers how to be bigger assholes to the customer service department

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Wow… Someone should book him for a conference on how to not come off as self-important in the business world, just for the irony…

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey,YuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuP… If you ever have a Razzball commenter event we can book him. Nothing like some alcohol and hester.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha… Brandi and alcohol sounds better to me…

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey, the 4 B’s, Brandi, her Boobs, Barry, and Beer

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      And no brains…

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Grey, I’d show Brandi my “brain”

  143. Turk Wendell says:
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    My Cruz for his Kinsler? Need MI help.

    Too much? looks good according to your rankings but I thought I’d ask.

  144. harkrider says:
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    Thoughts on this trade?

    CarGo and Casilla for McCutchen and Garza

    I would rather have Latos than Garza, but I’m not sure if he will part with Latos. Would I be fine going with Garza instead of pushing for Latos?

  145. Mark says:
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    I am in first, need R and RBI and keep pace in dynasty league. Okay to deal Pujols or Grandy?

    Which one should i try for first?

    Thanks man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Deal Pujols *for* Grandy? I wouldn’t…

  146. Jon says:
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    Do you like Rollins or Desmond more for 2013?

    Which side do you like in a keeper league: Latos or Rollins?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Desmond… Latos…

  147. Jon says:
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    Did you consider Capuano, Anibal, Lester or Zimmermann for the top 100?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They were in the last ten slots but got bumped for other hitters…

  148. Al says:
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    How would you feel about trading Kipnis and Stanton for Braun?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Braun

  149. nyjacobs says:
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    Grey,

    Strasburg/Harper 4 my braun? fair? or counter for verlander/harper? or just keep braun.

    could use pitching. best option on waiver is Garza an not sure about him.

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair… Counter back for Verlander…

  150. Jaw says:
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    Thoughts on this trade? 10 team h2h keeper

    Rios (25th rd)
    Parker (25th rd)

    For
    Halladay (7th rd but probably won’t be kept)
    Nathan (wont be kept)
    2013 15th rd pick

    I just got kemp back and picked up Stubbs so rios is expendable

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Halladay, Jaw.

  151. Tim says:
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    Someone just dropped Kendrick…..would u drop Espinosa for Kendrick?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would, Tim.

  152. Tim says:
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    Also R weeks,j weeks,K Johnson, and Scutaro are also on waivers.
    I do like kendrick best for Espinosa.
    U agree?
    Thx again

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, go with Kendrick….

  153. joe from point pleasant says:
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    12 team h2h points league

    i give:
    wieters
    desmond jennings (he is a bench hitter for me)
    jose quintana

    i get:
    salvador perez
    wandy rodriguez

    would u do this deal?

    also, who do u like more… burnett or wendy?
    would u pull the trigger?

    • joe from point pleasant says:
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      @joe from point pleasant,

      wandy***

      lmao

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! I like Burnett more… I don’t like that deal…

  154. Martin says:
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    @grey- Rizzo or Butler H2H Playoffs? Also, if I am trying to sell Sale, whose another pitcher I should look for in return? Gracias

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo… Someone around Sale’s ranking that’s not going to be shutdown…

  155. nightpandas says:
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    15 team league, keep 7

    Just got offered Dickey and 13th pick for my Latos and 3rd pick next year? thoughts?

    • nightpandas says:
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      @nightpandas, currently in 3rd, 9pts out…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Dickey…

      • Carnac says:
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        @Grey, #twss

  156. Steve says:
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    Never got around to dropping Z McAllister after he was ROBBED of a win on Sunday.

    Is he worth holding in the ol’ 12-team H2H?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on options, but I’d hold him for now…

  157. crock says:
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    Who should I drop out of Lind, Revere and Colvin to activate Ellsbury?
    Also in a 14 team league how many bench bats would you advise holding?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Revere

  158. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    fyi, barter kings is on tonight

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shoot, not home… Gonna have to TiVo it…

  159. SexyAndCanoIt says:
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    I am in a 5×5 mixed keeper league in which we keep 6 players from each team to carry over to the next year. I have this offer on the table:

    My choice of Matt Kemp or Carlos Gonzalez and Hunter Pence for Joey Votto

    Here is my current team
    C – Posey
    1B – Pujols
    2B – Cano
    3B – David Wright
    SS – Bonafacio
    CI – Moustakas
    MI – Neil Walker
    OF – Beltran, Trout, Willingham, Austin Jackson
    UTIL – Cespedes, Butler
    DL – Votto, Ortiz
    SP – Cain, Latos, Bumgarner, Lincecum, Hudson, Matt Moore, Johan Santana
    RP – Heath Bell, Joe Nathan, Addison Reed, Jim Johnson, Rafael Soriana

    Would you make the trade and if so would you choose Kemp or CarGo? Who would be your 6 keepers as of now?

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