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It’s not the Year of the Tiger, but don’t tell Doug Fister that.  And don’t ask Mr. Fister to sing Kyrie, because that song kills kittens.  Fact!  He just followed up a strong start @BAL with a dominating performance against the T & T Angels:  8 IP, 10K, 1 ER, 4 baserunners.  It’s like September 2011 all over again.  I can’t wait to see that Straw Dogs remake!  Ever since Fister’s become a Tiger, he went from a pitcher with great control (generally less than 2 BB/9) and pathetic K-rates to one with great control and very good K-rates.  As long as Fister stays healthy and manages anything over a 7 K/9 rate, he’s a top 25 pitcher.  Worst case, you can at least make fun puns with his last name.  Fister?  I told her it was a stool!  What, huh?  Anyway, here’s what else we saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Cody Ross – Two 3-run HRs giving him 15 HRs for the year in only 219 ABs.   Glad it’s still the 2010 Giants playoff run for someone (see Lincecum, Jonathan Sanchez, Brian Wilson).  With Ortiz on the DL, looks like the Red Sox should be able to give Ross and Nava enough playing time now that Crawford and Ellsbury are playing again.  That said, Ross had only 1 HR in his previous 50 AB so be prepared to drop him in a couple games if you pick him up and he doesn’t immediately make you look smart.

Adrian Gonzalez - 3-for-4 with 4 RBIs and his 2nd HR in 3 games.  The 8 HRs are pathetic, but his AVG is now at .296.  So at least you used your 1st round pick on Mark Grace instead of Lyle Overbay.

Brett Lawrie – What do you get when you have a crazy gung-ho player and too much Red Bull?  Not wings, apparently.  Lawrie shot over the camera well, diving for a foul pop, and bruised his calf.  Somebody’s got some splainin’ to do to PETA!  He should be good to go on Friday.  Which is tomorrow.  Hey, Friday, say hello to your mother for me.

Francisco Liriano – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 10 Ks.  Whoa.  Now has 25 Ks in the last two games.  Guess he got the type of Tommy John surgery that takes 46 months to recover from.  I hate to go back in on this schmohawk, but 25 Ks in the last 14 innings has my pants looking like the Iwo Jima statue.

Lorenzo Cain – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer in as many games.  Sure, Butler hit a walk off homer.  Yeah, Bruce Chen got picked up by some noobs who thought he was Wei-Yin Chen, but Cain…Sugar!  Yeah, that’s where my heart’s at.  If you don’t add him now, we might not be able to be friends, even in the most casual definition of the word friend.

Jeff Samardzija – 5 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 9 Ks.  Now has three solid starts in a row, but if you told me you knew for sure he was going to go out next time and throw another solid start, you’re lying to yourself.

Carlos Santana - 2-for-4, 4 RBIs as he hit his 1st HR since May 15th as he’s spacing out HRs like his namesake sprinkled hit songs (Evil Ways…30 years…Smooth).  His FB rate (and obviously HR/FB rate) are down vs. last year, but not significantly and he still has similar K/BB rates.  Am I buying?  I don’t buy catchers.  But if I’ve been holding this long, I’d say you might be rewarded.

Hiroki Kuroda – Threw a rain-shortened shutout against the Bautista-less Blue Jay squad.  He now has thrown 30 innings during day games this year and has given up 0 ER.  In 92 IP during night games, his ERA is 4.58.  Last year, he had a 2.94 night ERA and a 3.49 day ERA.  You know what that all means?  Really, I’m asking…

Adam Jones - HRs in consecutive games which nearly matches the three he hit in June.  Oh, how I long for the April/May gravy days when he was raining HRs.  Not sure if his wrist issue has finally subsided (which might be to blame for the power outage in June), but if we hold hands long enough it’ll make it true.

Trevor Bauer – Sent back to AAA for being a roofie.  If he relapses further, he’ll have to go to AA.

Ian Kennedy – 8 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks to lower his ERA to 4.33.  At a 106 Ks to 25 BBs, things could only get better.  BTW, Sirius, you have 10 years to choose from… Stop playing Howard Jones every other song on the 80’s station!

Jason Kubel - 2 HRs off Mat Latos after missing his last 4 games with hamstring tightness.  So does that mean Longoria will hit 50 HRs in his first game back?

Mat Latos – 4 2/3 IP, 5 ER.  What’s the matter?  You’re not so big and bad when you’re not facing the Padres or Giants, are you?

Brandon Belt – 0-for-3, lowering his average to .243.  CBS news blurb for him was something like, “Belt having hard time finding rhythm.”  I can’t imagine why.

Santiago Casilla – 1 IP, 2 ER as he blew another save (though got the vulture win).  Romo can’t close every game, but, guess what?  The Giants aren’t leading every game, so Romo should get most of the saves.  Will he?  Totally different ballgame.  Not literally.

Chipper Jones – 1-f0r-3 with a homer, but he didn’t start so…Sonavabench!

Adam Wainwright – 7 IP, 1 ER, 9 Ks, 4 baserunners against a tough matchup (@MIL) but got the loss thanks to 3 unearned runs.  He should hire this guy to get justice.

Cliff Lee – 8 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 4 Ks.  And a no-decision.  That’s now 1 win in 10 Quality Starts.  Where’s the brotherly love, Philly?

Mark Teixeira – 2-run HR (#19).  Take that, Padilla.

Justin Masterson – 4 1/3 IP and got a WHIPping (7 hits, 7 walks).  Lucky to escape with just 4 ER.  Thanksfully, this was his last start of the year against the Rays who abused him twice in July.

David Wright – 3-for-4, with his 12th homer as he hits .351.  So is he going to sign with the Marlins next year and be crap?

Jason Bay – 2-for-4 with his 5th homer.  That one was for ex-teammate, Youkilis.  Wrap that, Valentine!

Jordan Zimmermann - Another great start (6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners) with mediocre K’s (4).  His ERA is now down to 2.35, which is better than Strasburg or NatGio.  With the sub-7 K rate + low ERA, he’s like Johnny Cueto Jr., but Johnny’s already a kid’s name, so we’ll call him Johnnier Cueto.

Tyler Clippard - Gave up his 2nd and 3rd 9th inning HR in two games to the Mets.  Lucky for him, he still managed the save last night.  While Storen continues to progress, I’d have to think Clippard will have a long leash given his 2 1/2 years of great relief pitching.  Then again, Davey didn’t even go to him the first two months, opting for BB-Rod, so storing Drew may not just be a bad play (on his name).

Luke Scott - 4-for-4, albeit three singles and a double.  After going 0-fer in his first 7 games since returning from the DL, he has multiple hits in 4 of the subsequent 8 games.  Worth a flyer if you’re in need of power – particularly in Yahoo! leagues where he also has 1B eligibility.

Jesus Montero – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and hitting .400 over the last week.  Good when first called up, then garbage then starts hitting… Wait, don’t tell me who he’s impersonating… I know… Matt Wieters!

Casper Wells – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer this week.  Casper, the friendly waiver wire pick up, is hitting the sheets out of the ball!

Kyle Seager – 2-for-5 with a HR and 2 RBIs.  He’s managed an impressive 58 RBIs despite only 11 HRs and a sub-.250 AVG.  That RBI total ranks as 4th among 3Bs and first among 2Bs (he’s eligible in all leagues).  He’s hitting .199 with bases empty,  .309 with men on base, and .358 with men in scoring position.  The success with men in scoring position is thanks to spring training hitting instructor, Alyssa Milano.

Garrett Jones – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 13th homer.  He was starting to lag recently, then he went to Colorado and got the Coors Correction (just trying it out).

Matt Kemp – 2-for-6, 3 RBIs and a homer.  Hello, old friend.

Yonder Alonso – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and a steal.  If he doesn’t make it into tomorrow’s roundup for me to say he’ll be in Friday’s Buy/Sell, he should be.  Whether I remember to put Alonso in is another question because he is kinda yawnstipating.  Hey, I know Yawnder Alonso.  Two snaps, dubya tee eff formation with a side of doing the sprinkler dance.

Chase Headley – 2-for-4, 2 runs as he plays highly motivated…To get the hell off the Padres!  Headley’s like a prisoner running for his escape as guards shoot all around him.  Serpentine, Headley, serpentine!  The Yankees are only another fifty yards away!  They only have one bullet left and if you go 3-for-5 in your next game you’ll get out!

  1. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Is the Puma even stashable? Its hard to see them work him back in unless they move Beltran back to center, bench the federalist and and have the double first namer man the outfield.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate, Yeah, he’s stashable…

  2. Melvin Emanuel says:
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    @Grey

    Ha love the Mark Walberg reference. Andy Samberg does the best Nicholas Cage too.

    Q1) Would you hold onto C Richard for his next start against SF or drop for one of the following: Sheets (@WAS), Detwiler (vATL), Pomeranz (@SD), Villanueva (@BOS).

    Q2) Any hope for Haren in the second half? Considering trying to buy low…possibly Haren for Berkman?

    Thanks!

    • snky allgtr says:
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      @Melvin Emanuel, Richard has awful numbers vs SF (see Fred’s streaming post)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Melvin Emanuel, Nice… Sheets… Haren’s fair there, don’t have much hope…

  3. ThE sHiT says:
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    @Grey: Need a replacement for Bauer. Grab Oswalt, Fister, Liriano, Fiers, McAllister, Minor, Milone, Niese, or Parker?

    • @ThE sHiT, I’d rank ‘em Niese, Milone, Fister, McAllister….

    • Wake Up says:
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      @ThE sHiT, Niese, Liriano, Fister, Milone…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ThE sHiT, Niese

  4. stoopid says:
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    Long forgotten Brennan Boesch has put together quite a string of good games lately. Cut bait on Ruggiano for him? Alonso & Casper are available as well.

    Also, saw you made a reference to Sirius, do you ever listen to the Fantasy Sports channel on there? I’m a diehard and would be interested in hearing you guys’ opinions on it…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @stoopid, I’ve never listened to their fantasy show… Boesch for Ruggiano…

  5. Steve says:
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    I can’t find anything new on Gardner. In a 10 team league he shouldn’t be taking up a DL spot if I need it for someone else right? I’m having trouble pulling the trigger on dropping him.

    • Steve Stevenson says:
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      @Steve, Dump him in a 10-teamer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, I’d lose him

  6. Richard says:
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    I was offered Verlander ($24) and Texiera (wouldn’t keep next year) for Trout ($1). I’m in 1st place by 17.5 games in a standard H2H league.

    Does this make sense if I’m playing for Championship this year?

    Batters – Konerko, Kinsler, Reyes, Beltre, Beltran, Hamilton, Granderson, Choo, Ortiz, Sandoval and (Trout).

    Pitchers – Strasburg, Cain, Dickey, Garza, Wainwright, Santana, Miley.

    Strasburg’s innings cap worries me for playoff time. Verlander would be a huge plus for my staff. Tex for Trout would mean I lose BA, SB’s and Runs while staying even in HR’s and gaining RBI’s.

    Accept the deal and bring home the Trophy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Richard, You don’t need them to win…

  7. Schlitzy says:
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    Clippard actually gave up his 2nd and 3rd 9th inning HRs in two games last night, one to wright and one to bay.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Schlitzy, Gotcha…

  8. farcus says:
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    trade my Salvador Perez for his Trevor Bauer? already got Ruiz at C. keep 5 league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @farcus, Bauer wouldn’t be a keeper in a 5 keeper league… Neither would Perez or Ruiz though either, hopefully…

      • farcus says:
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        @Grey, thanks grey. still no point in hanging onto Perez though, right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

  9. trick dad says:
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    need pitching depth…trade bumgarner for wainwright and fister?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @trick dad, It’s okay…

  10. dninja82 says:
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    20 team dynasty. In the hunt this season but I won’t be once Chris Sale gets shut down. What do you think about this?
    Send: sale and goldschmidt
    Receive: Adrian gonzalez and matt harrison

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @dninja82, You should be getting better…

  11. Booya says:
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    Marco Estrada worth a stream tomorrow @ Cin?

    Thanks

    • Steve Stevenson says:
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      @Booya, I think so, esp. with Votto down and Estrada having K’d 12 against them a couple weeks ago. I’m deciding between Estrada and Bailey for tomorrow (leaning Estrada).

      Piggybacking on this question, for streaming today, who do you like?
      W. Chen @ MIN
      Leake v ARI
      Harrell @ SD (Astros can’t win, esp. on road, but he shut out the Pads recently)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Booya, Yup

  12. Commish Cauda says:
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    How about just “Jordan Cueto”?

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Commish Cauda, How about one of the most reliable SP’s over the last two seasons?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Commish Cauda, MSCL!

  13. Bill Lumbergh says:
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    @Grey: 12 team mixed dynasty league w/4 minors slots. Trade my Fielder & Starling Marte for his Kinsler & Oscar Taveras? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bill Lumbergh, Eh

  14. Grey, everyone —

    Just FYI: almost all of Jesus Montero’s hitting lately has come against mostly suspect LHP and on the road. He’s on a four-game hitting streak in which he has 8 hits and as close as I can figure either 6 or 7 of those hits, including his two extra base hits, have come against lefties, and only the first hit was at home. He’s got another so-so lefty on the mound tonight (Will Smith and his 9.00 ERA), so I wouldn’t be surprised to see Jesus get jiggy with it again.

    After that, the Mariners stay on the road but have two decent righties (Shields, Cobb) before facing LHP Matt Moore Sunday, then five straight home games against righties. Not surprising: Montero’s splits have favored LHP over RHP (.940 OPS vs. .553) and away vs. home (.301 BA vs. .206) all year, and so if I’m correct he’s about to turn back into a pumpkin. Act accordingly.

    And speaking of splits, I have a question about that. I get LHP vs. RHP and to a lesser extend home vs. away. But what about day/night splits? Do you put much faith in them?

    I ask because I’ve picked up Chipper Jones as part of my strategy to survive Joey Votto’s absence and he has atrocious daytimes stats: he’s about even when it comes to LHP/RHP, or home/away. But he has a .156 BA and .602 OPS in day games, compared to .344 and .939, respectively, at night. And if you look at the last few years, the gap has grown each year since 2009, when he actually hit better during the day. Do you think his eyes could be developing issues with daytime light as he gets older? Unless you can convince me otherwise, I’m sitting him for today’s noon start.

    Thoughts?

    • @Enrique, Somewhat of a moot point on Chipper Jones: I knew he was a reader, but we now have incontrovertible proof that Fredi González reads even the comment section on Razzball: Chipper isn’t starting today.

      I’d still like to know your thoughts on the importance of day/night splits, though.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Enrique, I don’t

  15. papasmurf says:
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    Bauer is one of the few right calls I made this year. Man, 2013 can’t come soon enough.
    My keepers coming into the year were: Lawrie, Hosmer, Jennings, BJ Upton, Stanton, Bruce, and Latos.
    Ouch.

    Chris Sale’s been a great pick, but I don’t know if I should keep him for next year.

    • Wake Up says:
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      @papasmurf, sell high!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @papasmurf, Damn, Smurf… Bad luck there…

  16. Adam says:
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    Gio (vs NYM), Dickey (@Was) and/or MadMax (vs. LAA)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Adam, All of them

  17. Trevor

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    BnY!

    Would you drop K-rod or Marmol f

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tggq21, BnY! K-Rod

  18. Trevor

    Tggq21 says:
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    BnY!

    Would you drop K-rod or Marmol for Romo or hold in a 12-team, H2H

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tggq21, Hold… Kidding…

  19. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Who do you like better at 1B/3B ROS:

    Frazier, Garrett Jones or Yonder Alonso

    Also, my current “closers” are Bell, Casilla, Perkins and Parnell – no question, just wanted to share my pain.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mr. Rickey, Frazier… Ouch…

  20. Hooverville says:
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    Colby Lewis is out on waivers.. I’ve got Anibal Sanchez, Fiers, and Milone.. Who would you let go for him?

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Hooverville, He left start early…might be hurt again…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hooverville, Fiers

      • Hooverville says:
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        @Grey, Tears for Fiers

        Thanks sir

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha… No problem…

  21. DaddyAoki says:
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    What should I do about Casilla? Go Romo, Cook, F-Rod, Marmol? Help!!

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @DaddyAoki, if you can snag Romo and/or Cook (maybe without dropping Casilla) I’d do it. If not, I’d probably consider it anyway.

    • Wake Up says:
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      @DaddyAoki, I went Cook over Casilla.

  22. DaddyAoki says:
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    How would you rank Fister, Sheets, and Liriano ROS? You buying them?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DaddyAoki, You did

  23. Dunn-Zo says:
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    Better value

    Allen Craig at 2nd (currently Howie Kendrick)

    for

    Colby Rasmus at OF ( I have J Upton, Trout, AGonz)

    • Dunn-Zo says:
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      @Dunn-Zo,

      should be flip flopped

      Colby Rasmus at OF ( I have J Upton, Trout, AGonz)

      for

      Allen Craig at 2nd (currently Howie Kendrick)

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Dunn-Zo, Craig

  24. royce! says:
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    That Kuroda question’s got me stumped. Does the jet stream at Yankee Stadium decline during the day? Seems that during warm weather, the ball would travel farther (though not in very humid warm weather). I can’t explain it.

    Can you explain how the Padres are in the bottom of the league in hitting at home, but score 8 runs against the pitcher I’m streaming? Yeah, now we’re both stumped…

    • fri-guy says:
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      @royce!, I think what the Kuroda question really illustrates is that the difference between pitching in the AL vs NL is really night and day.

    • Wake Up says:
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      @royce!, Ha! They got me too! 8 runs on back to back nights at home???

    • Wake Up says:
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      @royce!, I think Kuroda’s success has more to do with him recently figuring out his splitter.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @royce!, Damn you

  25. Watson says:
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    Hey Grey I’ve got to start 2 of these 4 pitchers to end the week what say you?
    Scherzer vs LAA
    Sheets @ Was
    Parker @ NYY
    Fiers @ Cin

    Thanks a lot.

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Watson, Parker is at home.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Watson, Parker, Sheets

  26. Wilsonian says:
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    Has anyone heard anything at all about Tulo? Any ETA for a rehab assignment or anything? All I’m getting is crickets on this guy. At least there are grumblings of Longo getting back on a rehab assignment.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, Haven’t heard anything…

  27. Randy BoBandy says:
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    Need some sort of reference to the Red Sox minor leaguer who is 0-37 with 36K’s. Dunn & Reynolds wrapped in one minus the power.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Randy BoBandy, Huh?

  28. Lava says:
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    So Latos is becoming insufferable.

    Drop him (and/or Volquez) for J Parker, S Diamond, or Greg Holland? I have Axford and two other closers. Not sure if I should worry yet about saves.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lava, Becoming? I’d lose Volquez for Parker…

      • Lava says:
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        @Grey, No kidding.

        Now that Volquez is dropped, drop Latos for Volquez? :P

        Seriously though, are you recommending to hold Latos thinking that he’d be more valuable than a lot of waiver wire pitchers IF he lives up to the talent he has shown in the past?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Go with Volquez…

  29. Wilsonian says:
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    What do you think about Minor? He’s had a couple of good starts lately. Think he’s turned the corner and reaching his potential? Or stay away for a little while longer?

    He’s available in my 16 team league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, He should be owned in a 16 team league…

  30. Azt says:
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    Jesus Montero or Wilin Rosario ROS?

    Seager or Kendrick at 2B ROS?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Azt, Montero… Seager

  31. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    Liriano, Bailey, Fiers, Sheets

    Rank ‘em

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Drexel Hill Dragons, Sheets, Fiers…

  32. Josh Braun says:
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    Who is a better keeper in a $260 auction league next year: Ryan Braun for $44 or Josh Hamilton for $29?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Josh Braun, Hamilton

  33. Sal says:
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    really hurting with pitching but have had the best offense this year. AN offense that has had adrian Gonzalez on the bench all season for his lack of power and up and down first half.

    so what do you say about gio and capuano for adrian (whom i have not really needed all year)

    I still have dunn and butler to play first and posey if needed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sal, Looks solid

  34. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    Is Ricky Romero rosterable at this point? I picked him up a week or so ago when it seemed like he was back on the right track. I’m worried after yesterday’s game even though it was in the Bronx.

    Would you drop him for Liriano, Bailey, Fiers, Sheets, or Minor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Drexel Hill Dragons, I said to drop Romero a month ago…. Sheets

      • Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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        @Grey, Another owner dropped him around that time, I picked up the scraps when he seemed like he was coming back around (those numbers last year look so good – they’re in there somewhere).

  35. stumanji says:
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    Luke Scott (since June 2):
    Vs. Cleveland: 12-for-26
    Vs. Everyone Else: 0-for-41

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @stumanji, Ha

  36. pipa says:
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    I was just sent Choo and McCallister for Jennings and Romero….(been trying to dump Romero) This is the same guy that sent me Parnell and LoMO for Romero but I rejected it.

    • Grey

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      @pipa, I’d take Choo

  37. pipa says:
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    Sorry, so should I pull the trigger? Or is Des Jens heating up??

  38. L-Boogie says:
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    Once Lucroy comes back from injury (starting rehab soon), which 2 in a 2-catcher league?

    AJP, Sal Perez, Lucroy?

    Thanks dude.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @L-Boogie, Perez, Lucroy

  39. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    Sooooo… if Fister is a possible top 25 ROS, drop JMac or Latos for him in a 9 teamer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Shin-Soo Choo Choo, Latos

  40. Heyward Bound says:
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    Better SAGNOF– Rajai Davis, Anthony Gose, Coco Crisp?

    Obviously would like the best all around stats, but primary concern is SB.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Heyward Bound, Rajai

  41. EK says:
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    Pls rank these starts?
    12 team H2H pts:

    Detwiler vs ATL
    Francis @ SD
    Pomeranz @ SD
    Collmenter vs HOU
    Vargas @ TB
    Estrada @ CIN

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EK, Pomenranz, Francis, Detwiler, none are good…

  42. Ian Kinslering Me says:
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    MI’s are Ice cold, Cozart and Hardy. Worth holding on too them over these options:
    Amarista, Everth, Valdespin, Dozier, Rutledge? Yeah slim pickings…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ian Kinslering Me, Cozart for Amarista

  43. Christian says:
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    Your Greyness and fellow minions-

    Give me a little taste of Friday’s Buy/Sell! Highly competitive, 10 team NL-Only league. Looking to trade Wade Miley (I’m a fan, just deep at SP and he’s a bit inconsistent from week to week) for a buy low bat with upside, preferably with OF eligibility. Thinking Miley’s teammate Chris Young (struggling but could go into beast mode at any moment), Allen Craig (waiting for the next inevitable Berkman injury), or Lucas Duda (hammy issues but killed it down the stretch last year) … Any recommendations on who I should target?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Christian, Craig

  44. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    Last question. Headley or Chipper as a fill-in for Bautista?

    Thanks again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Drexel Hill Dragons, Headley

  45. Shmael says:
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    Got offered Lester and Clippard for my Haren and Morales. Opinion on the trade would be great!

    Subquestions I’m considering, is the 2 or 3 weeks Haren has spent on the DL enough to remedy his ‘back issues’ that have bothered him all year?? Lester’s peripherals look solid (K’s down but so are walks) and I don’t see Morales as anything special. Do you think Clippard keeps the closer job this year and what about next?

    Thanks! (12 team dynasty – 12 keepers).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Shmael, Toss up… Lester side… I just went over Clippard in this post.

  46. #1 contenda says:
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    yo grey man,

    how you rank j.upton, kemp, longo in a keeper where you keep can keep foreva

    respeckt.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @#1 contenda, Kemp, Upton

  47. JK Smiles says:
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    Goldschmidt or Lind ROS?

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JK Smiles, Goldy

  48. CD says:
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    ROS rank: Brantley, Fowler, Cain, Krispie

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @CD, Cain, Brantley

  49. DjlanceRauch says:
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    10 team roto. Currently 15 games over my innings limit. Need saves. Would you dump Moore to pick up Romo? That would leave me with Weaver, Gio, Peavy, Wainwright, and McDonald the rest of the way.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DjlanceRauch, Sounds fine…

  50. Chillmodious says:
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    I own Casilla and dropped Romo the other day for K-Rod. Seemed like a good move with Casilla ‘back’ and Axford demoted. Then last night happened. Do I unwind that move, or hold the line? Another option would be to keep Casilla and K-Rod, but drop Denard Span (my lone bench bat) for Romo. Or I could always drop Casilla for Romo, but I don’t want to do that unless the Giants announce an official change or Casilla gets traded to the J-league for a dumptruck of pickled ginger. Help please!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose Span for now…

      • Chillmodious says:
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        @Grey, Thank you. I’m completely frozen in my tracks on this one. Mainly because Bochy and his gargantuan heeed are in control.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I hear ya…

        • Carnac says:
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          @Chillmodious, Like an orange on a toothpick.

          • Chillmodious says:
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            @Carnac, Heeed! Pants!! Nowww!!!

  51. fyodor says:
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    Grey.

    Sounds like you’d rank Parker, Milone, Fister, Sheets, Fiers in that order at this point; is that right?

    Thanks.

    • fyodor says:
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      @fyodor,

      And does AJ Burnett fit in there somewhere?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        First…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks about right…

  52. herschel says:
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    @Grey: thoughts on Dan Straily? Didnt see anything on the site about him…any chance the A’s move Bartolo and he gets the call? seems like a late bloomer but looked good last night against hultzen.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ll have to look at him…

  53. JK Smiles says:
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    Frieri hasn’t had a save since July 5. Worth holding or look elsewhere?

    Double thanks, Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  54. Prezii says:
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    How is this trade?

    J mac and rizzo
    For
    Cliff lee

    What side you feelin for the 2nd half?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lee, but it’s fair

      • Prezii says:
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        @Grey, thank yaaa sir!

  55. JTR says:
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    Straight up Gio for Halladay… Who wins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gio

  56. isenhauer says:
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    Been offered Konerko and Scherzer for Sale, keeper league. Im slightly worried about Konerko. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, I wouldn’t in a keeper….

  57. Grey's da man! says:
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    Damn you Gio…Damn you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, damn…

  58. Grey's da man! says:
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    Barely winning my H2H matchup in ERA and WHIP – ERA at 4.2, his at 4.3. Will Quintana at BOS lower that ERA or is that a must sit?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d sit him…

  59. nate says:
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    instead of calling jordan zimmerman “Johnnier Cueto” can we call him “jhordan cueto?”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is that another MSCL reference?

  60. @grey: Wayne Wright drives a hard bargain; Wayne Wright won’t let no IN-surance companies push his clients around; Wayne Wright demands respect and justice… maybe Wainwright should should call Wayne Wright right now. I hear he works for contingency fees, but maybe he’ll settle for a commercial spot. “This Wainwright plays hardball, and so does that Wayne Wright.” Could be a alternate ending to the following promotional reel the real WW has on his wwwebsite.

    http://www.waynewright.com/videos/21/

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That might help you sleep…

  61. BS says:
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    Better add, Lind or Cain? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cain

  62. jack says:
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    Another Votto trade idea. How about $13 Votto and $30 Crawford for $45 D Wright, $20 D Price and $0 Niese? 4X4 no Ks or Rs. Think it shores up my pitching for the year, and Wright has found his power stroke. I checked the schedule … if no change, Price doesn’t face NYY ROS, BOS once, TEX twice and TOR twice. Rest are great matchups except for one @LAA.

    Obviously I am going for it this year. In first, race is tight, but I can win comfortably if I take my 3.6/1.27 down to 3.4/1.23 and I stay on track with power numbers. I have Lind and Rizzo playing 1B.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trade is fair, I wouldn’t give away a $13 Votto in a keeper…

  63. Adam says:
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    Grey,
    I’m currently in 8th, 12 team H2H league and 3 wins out of the 6th and final playoff spot. I have Longoria on the DL and Votto just went on the DL. I pretty much need to win now. I dangled Votto to one of the top teams in the league that can afford to play out his DL stint. Best offer I got was Allen Craig and Rizzo for Votto. I pulled the trigger and hoped for the best. Now the league is crying “veto votto” and the trade may not go through. Do you think that was a horrible move on my part? I just feel like nothing is guaranteed with Votto coming back…just look at Longoria and I need to win now. In 4-5 weeks when Votto comes back I may be sunk.

    Thoughts on the trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I thought they were mad about the other guy taking Votto… Trade’s not vetoable at all…

      • Adam says:
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        @Grey,
        They are. They are mad that I “stacked” one of the best teams by giving him votto for what they consider are two middle of the road waiver wire guys. I agree it looks bad on paper because Votto is the sexy name and Craig and Rizzo are unproven. But the only real knock on Craig has been health and for the time being he is healthy. His numbers are outstanding if you consider he has missed 15 games or so. I don’t buy Rizzo’s average right now but I do buy the power and I’m betting he can hit 12-15 more dongs this season…and that certainly is roster worthy stuff.

        I agree it’s not vetoable but do you think it was a poor move on my part to pull the trigger on that deal?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think it’s a solid trade by you…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow!

      • Chillmodious says:
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        @Grey, Yikes! I hear he’s a terrible free-throw shooter too.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha… Was thinking something similar…

    • Prezii says:
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      @Randy BoBandy, lol woww hes “turr”ible…

  64. Horse says:
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    Pick 2. 14 team.:

    Utley / Krispie / Luke Scott / Frenchy / Maybin / Yonder

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scott, Maybin

  65. Chillmodious says:
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    Wow, my offense is downright….offensive, today. I have 9 guys playing day games, currently a combined 1/18 with no counting stats whatsoever. Meanwhile, I dropped LoCain PRIOR to his home run surge and had to wait for him to clear waivers to re-add him this morning. Naturally, he’s 0-1 so far today. FMFBBL.

    • Prezii says:
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      @Chillmodious, i was gonna complain with you but some 20 year old just went all raindow trout on us… Now im 4-17, 2 homers, 2 rbi, 7 Ks… Ehh. Still got a decent amount of game time though!

      • Chillmodious says:
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        @Prezii, Well, I’m 1-20 now…but a run is on the board!

        • Prezii says:
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          @Chillmodious, niceeee! Haha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

          • Chillmodious says:
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            @Grey & Prezii, The dust finally settled: 2-32 with 1 run. Hey, at least I have Youkilis and his recently-hot bat going tonight… wait, what’s that? Scratched with a tight hammy, you say? Sweet!

            And for my next trick, stay tuned as I douse myself in hot tar and run through a chicken coop!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha… Things can only get better! Damn you Howard Jones get outta my head!

              • Chillmodious says:
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                @Grey,

                You’re right…I keep looking to myself, but no one is to blame. Dah! Now he’s in my head too!!

  66. Melvin Emanuel says:
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    @Grey

    In a previous post, you told me to pick up Sheets but someone just dropped Samardzija (or however Will Ferrell pronounces it). Next start for Samardzija is at PNC. Suggestion?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go with Sheets, but that’s not a bad start for Samardzija…

  67. Azt says:
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    Tommy Hanson or Niese ROS?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Niese

  68. harkrider says:
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    any thoughts on this trade

    I get: Adam Jones, Lincecum (Lynn or Darvish), Konerko, and (Axford or Nathan)
    I give: Bautista, Bruce and (Marcum, Hanson or Fiers)

    My keepers next season would be Jones, Votto, Lawrie, CarGo and Heyward

    I will probably lose Clippard, Broxton or Casilla as closer so I could trade one of them if I need to

    • harkrider says:
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      @harkrider, what about Alex Gordon over Konerko ROS?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        No on Gordon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent… Take Darvish and Nathan…

  69. Prezii says:
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    Guy says he wants norris too for lee… Soo

    Rizzo, jmac and norris

    For

    Lee

    Got all 3 off waivers so, do it right? Lee probably in for a huge 2nd half.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d do it

      • Prezii says:
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        @Grey, done deal… Quarter for ur thoughts!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha… Thanks!

  70. Chillmodious says:
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    Span or Boesch, ROS? (H2H non-keeper league)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Boesch

  71. harkrider says:
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    Konerko, Ike Davis or Lind ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  72. Hank says:
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    Pick up Fister over any of the following? T. Hudson, Sheets, Millone or AJ Burnett

    Also drop Altuve for either of the following? R. Weeks or Amarista

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Hudson… Hold Altuve

  73. Sal says:
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    any upisde with pomeranze tomorrow against Marquise and the Padres in Petco?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No upside, but could be a solid streamer…

  74. ichibro says:
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    storen back! who to drop?

    J.J. Hardy, Jhonny Peralta, Danny Espinosa or Lance Berkman (other MI are Ian Desmond and Neil Walker)

    standard 5×5 roto format, 14 teams, 25-man roster

    compliments to the ‘stache

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You play 6 MIs? Hardy…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice username, btw… Ha!

      • ichibro says:
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        @Grey, no silly other MI options are Desmond, Walker.

        fyi, wife is now accustomed to the belly laughs emerging from the bathroom every morning, where your roundups are my devotional…so thanks. oh and special request, if i may, for more charlie manuelisms and references to the size of bochy’s head.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha… Okay, will do my best for you…

  75. Wilsonian says:
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    Fister or Moore or Minor for the ROS?

    • Chillmodious says:
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      @Wilsonian, You know, Fister Moore Minor is a felony!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Chillmodious, HA!

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Chillmodious, haha! That’s awesome!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fister

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, thanks…already dumped Moore for Fister. Just like to get a little reaffirmation that I’m not a complete idiot when running my team.

  76. Wilsonian says:
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    Jesus remembered how to play baseball again today!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      About time…

  77. Carnac says:
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    I watched Casilla blow the save last night, and he actually looked pretty good doing it. Freeman’s double probably should have been a single, and he made one bad pitch to McCann. Outside of that pitch, he was clearly overpowering batters. So it’s funny, but not surprising, that Bochy’s Head is reevaluating the closer position after last night, when Casilla has looked a lot better since coming back from the blister than he had in over a month. 8 Ks and 1 BB in 3.1 IP.

    Caveat: my standards may be suffering from watching a lot of Bell/Axford/k-rod in recent days.

    Bonus FYI: BRAD PENNY started warming up for the bottom of the 11th as soon as SF took the lead, a save situation. (Before the game got out of hand.) Bochy, “Brad has a great head on his shoulders.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! Nice on Penny… Yeah, I didn’t see it, was out to dinner with the cougar…

  78. later tater says:
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    hey grey, always love the work

    which streaming p for manana – potential to get a W valued over all else

    tommy milone @ home v. yankees
    bud norris at arizona
    nolasco at pitt
    homer bailey @home v brewers
    harang at mets
    lowe at balto
    pomeranz v pads at petco

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Pomeranz…

  79. Eddy says:
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    Just a heads up for Yahoo players, Espinosa should be getting “SS” next to his name tomorrow. He started his fifth straight game there today.

    • Chillmodious says:
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      @Eddy, EspinoSSa?

      • Eddy says:
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        @Chillmodious, I see what you did there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks for the heads up!

  80. Splendid Sphincter says:
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    @grey

    Drop Rasmus for Lorenzo Cain or Felix Doubront? I have OF to spare the spot for a SP.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold

  81. letsgobravos says:
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    Dear God, my pitchers are a fucking mess this week. I guess they had a group skype and decided they would all shit the bed to fuck my team. Gio and James McDonald may have led this effort because I didn’t appreciate their brilliance enough over the first half.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’ll be okay my son…

  82. Lil' Saucy says:
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    Utley and Goldschmidt for Nelson Cruz? Fair?

    Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair…

  83. Chillmodious says:
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    OK, Grey, last one for today… Span or Coco, ROS? (H2H non-keeper)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Choo

      • Chillmodious says:
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        @Grey, Thanks, but did you mean Coco, or did you misread my query? Question was Span or Coco Crisp…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Span… I’m blaming autocorrect…

          • Chillmodious says:
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            @Grey, Hmmm…I get autocorrect changing Coco to Choo, but Span to Choo!? That’s some funky autocorrect!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I know, right?

  84. Steve says:
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    Bruce fury steadily rising.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      By Sunday, you’re gonna be ready to blow…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Nah – I’ll probably have benched him before that. And we all know what will happen then…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Magic hour!

    • Carnac says:
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      @Steve, In the comic, fury turns Bruce into Hulk. In fantasy, Bruce turns Steve into Hulk.

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @Steve, My Bruce furys got the better of me already, benched for today.

      Bee tee dubya wtf happened to NatGio earlier? Just checked his box score, thought had to be a typo.

      • Steve says:
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        @TheNewGuy, Dunno, though my opponent’s Wright had a bit to do with it…

        It’s a pity Gio wasn’t pitching to Bruce.

  85. Sal says:
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    who do you drop leake or clayton richards? good offense versus bad offense but pitchers park versus homerun launch pad..what would you say

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Leake

  86. Sam says:
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    Drop Berkman for Cain, Boesch or Stubbs? I don’t carry any bench bats, so I’m worried Berkman will be wasting my starting spot with all of his days off.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gotta give Berkman a few more days…

  87. Dan Pants

    blairtch says:
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    Looking for a power boost. Offered CarGo for Price and Carl Crawford. Am I giving up too much?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take CarGo…

  88. Steve says:
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    Ah f*** it. Youk not in the lineup tonight. Hamstring tightness, it says here.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, someone mentioned it…

  89. Thrilla says:
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    Another possible title for this post: Fister Famine

    Doesn’t work? My bad. I’ll stop.

    BTW, Billy TwoBags Butler got 1B eligibility in ESPN.

    Cheers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice title…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, that’s mind blowing…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Funny, you link to that, I was looking at that yesterday…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Great minds…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, I saw the Will Clark excerpt on Deadspin. He was a star when I first started really following baseball – or as much as I could via out-of-date copies of Sports Illustrated that I got from the library.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s awesome… Yeah, Will the Thrill was solid, seemed like a class act, but so did Steve Garvey so…Well, not sure what that means…

  90. Trigger Cut says:
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    OK, I need a bit of advice. Here’s my deal:

    12 team roto. I’m running out of moves. I need an SP to replace Bauer and a closer to replace Casilla (probably). The waiver wire is bereft of non-Marmol closers, but Fister, Anibal, Kennedy, Beckett and Liriano (ugh) are all available. My offense has been weak across the board, but steadily improving, thanks mostly to Mike Trout. Mr. Trout and I are in love. (Please don’t tell Giancarlo, who is on my DL.)

    Now, to the point: I’ve been offered his Verlander, Melky, and FRodney for my Trout. I just can’t pull the trigger. Am I crazy not to take this? What would Grey do? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re not going to do better than that if you need an SP… It’s totally fair, just gotta pull the trigger now… Personally, I’d trade for a lesser SP with a lesser bat…

    • Prezii says:
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      @Trigger Cut, dude i just told trout i loved him last night… That bastard is cheatin on me!!!

  91. Melvin Emanuel says:
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    @Grey

    Sheets @WAS & @FLA

    or

    Mcalister vBAL & vDET

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sheets

  92. Ronkonkoma says:
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    Jay Bruce really chaps my ass! Especially now when I come to think of it in my draft’s 4th round, I was sitting there thinking to myself “hmmm Bruce or Jones?….”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ronkonkoma, Yeah, I hear ya…

    • Steve says:
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      @Ronkonkoma, I took him in the 3rd. And McCutchen was taken two picks AFTER him…

  93. Giant JJ says:
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    Is germano worthy in a 20 team league assuming the cubs put him in the rotation?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Giant JJ, Sure, just about anyone is, I’d imagine…

  94. Cahhhhh-stanza says:
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    Cody Ross and Tyler Colvin just dropped in my league.

    Aoki, Brantley, Colvin, Ross, ROS for an OF spot.

    Utley, Seager, Headley ROS for an IF roster spot.
    ( Seager brings the most positional flexibility, Yahoo 6×6, +OPS).

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ross… Seager

  95. Tweedle Dumbest says:
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    Trade away Tyler Colvin or Dayan Viciedo? Very deep dynasty, keep everyone.

    Who has a brighter future? Or perhaps I should say: who has the less dim future?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Viciedo is brighter…

  96. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    Here’s the most helpful advice you will get all season:

    Make sure your DVR is set for the Project Runway premiere tonight!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hope it’s not Viacom, I’ve been missing so many of my shows because of the DirectTV lockout…

      • Awesomus Maximus

        Awesomus Maximus says:
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        @Grey, From what I can tell, Lifetime isn’t one of the pulled channels.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sweet!

  97. Steve says:
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    C’mon Konerko. Do something. Anything.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s like his age finally caught up to him between the beginning of May and middle of May…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Don’t be saying that stuff. I realised this morning that I took Bruce ahead of the Dread Pirate. Don’t remind me I should have taken Prince ahead of Longo.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha… My bad!

  98. Derrick says:
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    Am I nuts for thinking about dropping Rasmus for Boesch?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, a bit…

  99. Tim says:
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    Seager or Espinosa at 2B ROS?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seager

  100. Tim says:
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    I assume u like Seager also over Aviles at 2b ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      About equal… Seager on the road, Aviles at home if possible…

  101. Steve says:
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    Think Freddy G does a number on the A’s tonight? I need him to…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t have much faith, but more than possible with the A’s…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, I nearly went with Griffin, but that Yanks offence has really been pumping lately…

        Or Harrell, but the Padres have been scoring at home…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Garcia over Harrell…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, and wouldn’t go with a streamer vs. the Yanks…

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey, Yeah, the Yanks have been pretty relentless.

            What do you think about starting Milone against them? Have him on almost all my teams…

            • Grey

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              I’d start him, yeah… He’s a bit above a streamer at this point… Not without its risk though…

  102. Mike says:
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    Would u pick up ROMO or Cishek for closer?
    Have one spot open

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cishek

  103. Mike says:
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    Colvin,fowler,Cespedes,bj upton for utility position ROS?
    Upton was just dropped

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Could see going with Upton, sure…

  104. MrHappyTime says:
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    Stream Cahill or Nova tomm?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nova

  105. herschel says:
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    @Grey: re: my earlier question about Straily, found this on RW today:

    These days, it’s rare that a prospect comes out nowhere to surprise us. However, that’s exactly what has happened with Straily in 2012. The 23-year-old right-hander wasn’t included among the A’s top 30 prospects by Baseball America coming into the season, yet he has a 2.64 ERA and a minor-league leading 162 strikeouts through 126 1/3 innings. This includes a microscopic 1.10 ERA and 54/10 K/BB ratio over 41 innings since being promoted from Double-A Midland to Triple-A Sacramento. Pretty impressive for the Pacific Coast League. With a low-90s fastball, slider and changeup in his arsenal, Straily should get his first taste of the big leagues later this summer. Stash in keeper leagues and put him on your watch list in AL-only formats.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I looked him up, I wrote something for him for tomorrow’s Buy… He’s an AL-Only play for right now…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, How about a 14-team keeper? Though I already have Bauer and Hultzen…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Steve, Still a little too shallow for right now…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Will probably be a mediOAKer guy with a chance for upside…

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey, got it. seems like he leapfrogged peacock though, no?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, for sure… Peacock will be lucky to even see the majors this year…

  106. Mike says:
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    Daniel Murphy was just dropped…..
    Would u pick him up over Seager or Aviles?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope….

  107. Mike says:
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    Middlebrooks,Colvin,or fowler at utility postion ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fowler

  108. Steve says:
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    Sorry Thornton owners, but I need him to get the bash here.

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, Leave him in! Leave him in! Rather he got the Save than the Hold.

      • Steve says:
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        @Steve, Ah bullshit. I’ve benefited from it this week, but the Hold is such a crappy stat.

        He hasn’t ‘held’ the lead there – he’s dropped his team in the shit.

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          @Steve, See? SEE?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Might get him to give up runs anyway…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Ppppppfftttt. My matchup will be tied now.

    • royce! says:
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      @Steve, I have Reed and need W and not SV, so I’m rooting for him to allow one inherited runner to score, and then the White Sox to win in the next inning. Will that work for you?

      • Steve says:
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        @royce!, I’ll take the Aceves vulture win, thanks very much.

        • royce! says:
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          @Steve, Goddammit. Worst of all possible scenarios, since the guy ahead of me in the other RCL wisely trotted Quintana out there. I strongly dislike this result.

        • royce! says:
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          @Steve, Should’ve been my Aceves vulture win… stupid ESPN.

          • Steve says:
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            @royce!, Oh yes, I’d forgotten that. I’m looking forward to Cespedes going 7-7 with 4 HR tonight too.

            • Steve says:
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              @Steve, There’s one.

              Doesn’t help me in my H2H league where I’m starting Garcia, though.

              • royce! says:
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                @Steve, Yeah, thanks for the 0-fer from Heyward… Best trade ever!

            • royce! says:
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              @Steve, Very humble of you to only ask for 4 of his 7 hits to be HR…though you’re probably only doing that so you can get some steals out of him as well.

              • Steve says:
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                @royce!, Yeah, I’m hoping he can steal 2nd-3rd-Home a couple of times.

                Have my Kansas City Blues t-shirt on today BTW.

                • royce! says:
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                  @Steve, What?! No Beaver Rooters?!

                  • Steve says:
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                    @royce!, Hah – funnily enough, no.

                    I’ve been thinking about posting on their Facebook page, seeing if anyone wants to swap.

                    • royce! says:
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                      @Steve, I’ll send you Judges and Tidewater Tides for it… “rooting” doesn’t have the same connotations here, and I would like to at least unknowingly amuse tourists from your part of the world.

                    • Steve says:
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                      @royce!, Rooting is bad enough, but combine with ‘Beaver’, well…

                    • royce! says:
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                      @Steve, What, kiwis don’t like Jerry Mathers?

                    • Steve says:
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                      @royce!, You know, I don’t ever recall seeing that show on TV here. I’d heard of it, but don’t think I’ve ever seen it.

                    • royce! says:
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                      @Steve, I haven’t watched it for probably 25 years. I don’t recommend it.

                    • royce! says:
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                      @Steve, Rad! I wonder what “J” in “J. Fred Muggs” stood for…

                    • Steve says:
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                      @royce!, I know! I went straight there. Be cool if he was still alive. Loved the Russian newspaper’s take.

  109. crock says:
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    Willingham/Mcdonald or Cruz/Ross/Garza/Milone?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cruz

  110. Awesomus Maximus

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    Looks like The Yo Anus Show! is back as regular programming again.

    • royce! says:
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      @Awesomus Maximus, Sounds like a reality show following proctologists to the aging hip hop community…

      • Awesomus Maximus

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        @royce!, Or just what they’re calling A’s home games to max out attendance from the Bay Area.

  111. Steve says:
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    Jesus, Freddy. Get a grip.

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, F*** you, Freddy. F*** YOU.

      • royce! says:
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        @Steve, I don’t meant this as derisive, but what are the settings/league size that led you to start Garcia?

        • Steve says:
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          @royce!, 12 team, H2H. Ten adds a week. Opponent has more SPs than me so I’m really just trying to keep pace with his number of starts (he has Kershaw, Stras, among others).

          Yanks had been mashing, he’d been decent lately and iwas the A’s

          TBH, I can probably afford the runs (but no more, thanks) and the Aceves win has me 8-5 ahead. Ks are handy too.

          Was hoping for a slightly more efficient performance to get ahead in WHIP. Guess I was looking in the wrong place. Could have started Griffin, but who would, against the Yanks?

          • royce! says:
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            @Steve, Fair enough. The A’s have me wondering if I should go with someone other than Nove tomorrow. Problem is that every time I’ve started Worley or Cahill they’ve crapped the bed. On my team, they’ve both got ERAs over 4 and 1.50 or so WHIPs.

            • Steve says:
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              @royce!, I forget where I read it, or over what period it is (last month, maybe?), but the A’s are third in the majors for runs scored, or somesuch.

            • Awesomus Maximus

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              @royce!, Harrell is my only stream today… Nolasco is my only one tomorrow.

              • Steve says:
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                @Awesomus Maximus, Harrell would have been better for my purposes.

              • royce! says:
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                @Awesomus Maximus, I considered Nolasco but went with Estrada…his 12 K last time he pitched against CIN won me over. Definitely should have gone with either pitcher at Petco today over Buehrle, but that would have been crazy…like a fox!

                • Steve says:
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                  @royce!, Yeah – I got burnt by Buehrle (Buehrnt?) in one team today, though I started Maholm in the ol’ 14-teamer…

                • Awesomus Maximus

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                  @royce!, I wouldn’t stream anyone @CIN, but I wish you luck. I also like Nolasco’s 2.16 FIP over his last 20 games (3.48 for Estrada).

  112. Steven says:
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    Grey-

    Please rank Markakis,Stubbs,D.Young,Hunter,Rizzo for Utility

    Thanks

    • Grey

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      Rizzo, Markakis, Stubbs…

  113. Steve says:
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    Thanks for nothing Freddy. Well, OK – maybe the Ks.

  114. Steve says:
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    Holy Edinson Volquez One Hitter.

  115. Steve says:
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    OK Yoenis – Freddy’s gone. Swing away!

  116. Lubey says:
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    The King Hodge-padger ftw!!!

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