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Curtis Granderson hasn’t had a lead all season and you know what?  He deserves one, consarn it!  Yesterday, he went 2-for-4 with 2 steals.  If I was producing a 30 for 30 about my fantasy season, I’d just follow Granderson around with a camera.  “Sorry, Grey, no homers today, but how about two steals?”  “Oh, okay, Grandy,” as I look down in the mouth.  “Hey, tomorrow I’ll hit 2 homers!”  “Thanks, Grandy, you’re dandy!”  This year he has 25 homers, 17 steals, 83 runs, 68 RBIs, a .274 average and a killer smile.  Back in March, you would’ve took that from him for his overall season line and you would’ve liked it.  I do think this season is gonna be the peak for him, but hell with next year!  Let’s wrap his 2011 around us like a Snuggie (or the lesser known Slanket) and enjoy the ride.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

A.J. Burnett – 5 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 14 baserunners, 4 Ks.  I didn’t see the game, but 14 baserunners in five and a third doesn’t even seem possible.  Were they playing Wiffle ball rules with ghost runners needing to be forced?

Josh Collmenter – 8 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Has a 2.65 ERA on the year and pulls girls from every ethnic background.   I.e., he’s a rock star.  Now has 14 scoreless innings in the last two games vs. the Brewers.  Shlemiel, schcan’ttouchmyshizz, I’m Josh Collmenter.  I’d be worried about putting too much faith in J.C. — no offense — but you should own him at this point.

Ryan Roberts – 2-for-4 and his 2nd homer in two games.  Totally one of those guys that people are gonna ask about next March as a sleeper pick and it’s gonna turn into a wasted pick.  But, for now, you could do worse.

Ryan Vogelsong – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, season ERA is at 2.02 and I can’t get a G-D clean game from Gallardo.  Throw me a frickin’ bone.

Stephen Strasburg – Threw 95 MPH in a simulated game.  Hey, this weekend I threw a simulated 150 in Wii bowling.

Koji Uehara – Will see saves for the next three days while Kevin Gregg serves a suspension.  If this were elementary school, Gregg and Ortiz would serve their suspensions in the same room while cleaning the erasers.

Adam Jones – 2-for-5 with his 3rd homer in the last 4 games.  He seems pretty underappreciated considering he’s pulling a Hunter Pence impersonation that could fool Henrietta Pence, that’s his mom.

Mark Reynolds – 0-for-4 as the Orioles scored 10 runs.  Ticker tease!

Ryan Zimmerman – 2-for-4 with his 5th homer.  Here he comes (God, I hope so)!  I just know it (no, I don’t)!

Mike Morse – 3-for-4 with his 16th homer.  About time he started dashing and dotting again.

Huston Street – Might get traded.  For who, Avenue of the Americas?  Lindstrom would be the handcuff.

Jordan Lyles – 8 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks and 113 pitches.  Not much to report here, but Ed Wade’s Toupee may want to chillax on throwing the youngster so deep into games.  I mean, isn’t Dr. James Andrews making enough money?

Mark Buehrle – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Solid, if yawnstipating 5th fantasy starter.  That is all.

Billy Butler – 2-for-4 with two WTFs (Warning Track Flies).  If you have a WTF category in your league, Butler is the WTF master.  If he moved forward in the batter’s box ten feet, he’d hit 30 homers.

Joe Mauer – 6-for-8 in the doubleheader.  He hit .373 in last year’s 2nd half and has raised his average nearly 50 points in the last 10 games.

Trevor Plouffe – 1-for-3 with his 5th home run, and he left the bowl streak-free.

Chris Perez – 1 IP, 1 ER.  The Indians rest him when there is a save opportunity in the afternoon game then bring him in for the pointless Kazaam!  Grr.

Josh Reddick – As a starter since June 18th, batting .340 with 4 homers.  But that’s only 13 starts in a month.  Guy at the Cask’n Flagon with a Jeter jersey is getting more play.

Clay Buchholz – On Monday, he threw from 120 feet.  Not sure why he’s pitching from 2nd base, but there ya go.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia – Was 0-for-his last week before this game, but for those who like to play Russian roulette with their catcher, Saltymochachino hit a bomb yesterday.

Roy Halladay – 4 IP, 3 ER.  Left the game with heat exhaustion.  Hey, Ruiz, stop calling for the heater!

Carlos Pena – 3-for-3 with his 20th homer, after just getting done with a 1-for-15 stretch.  His hitting streaks are like riding a bicycle in San Francisco.  Holy crap, we’re really flying as we go downhill!  And now we’re going uphill and nowhere…  Watch out, now we’re downhill again!

Aramis Ramirez – 1-for-3 with his 17th homer.  Who said he’d slow up?  Oh, I did.  Well, I still think he will.  Unless he backed into a leftover Sosa needle.

Jason Heyward - Sat out yesterday after being hit on the foot Sunday.  As frequent commenter, zombie, said yesterday, “Should have know something was up when Glass Chipper demands that you grab a bat.  Definitely no relation to Ironhead Heyward.  Dude played with a brain tumor.  Foot contusion.  Seriously?!”

Clay Hensley – 5 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Did you ever want to call him Hay Clensley?  Me too!  Last time he was a regular starter, he was a solid deep league option, but marginal in most mixed leagues.  And that was in Petco.  For a few starts, he’ll also be on a pitch count.

Leo Nunez – Got the save yesterday, but, whatever, this isn’t about that.  Everyone is saying Dunn would be the closer if Nunez is dealt, the only problem I have with that is Mujica is having a better year and consistently coming in games after Dunn.  Plus, Dunn’s a lefty.  Well, that’s the short of it, Peter Dinklage.

Alex Cobb – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks vs. the Yankees.  Like the quarter of Harrison Ford that is Jewish, that’s not too shabby.  He gets the peasant Royals next time out.  That’s a decent gamble, no relation to Rudy or Oscar.

Casey Kotchman – 2-for-3 and now batting .337 with 4 homers on the year.  James Loney called, he wants his stats back.

Ezequiel Carrera – He said nine innings is for Quakers, and played 18 innings yesterday and stole 2 bases.  After all the success with Asdrubal, the Indians might just be promoting anyone with a funky first name.  Get ready, Azerbajan Ramirez!  Carrera had 35 steals in 81 games in Triple-A this year and now he’s the starting center fielder for the Cleveland Indians.  You know who has two thumbs and picked up this Amish SAGNOF’er?  This guy!

Grady Sizemore – To the DL with knee problems.  He said there’s a lot of concern about his knee.  You don’t say, Grady.  It’s only been bothering you for two years.  The FDA looked at his knees and said Grade-E.  Uh-uh, Grade F.  Suitable only for ‘meat’ filling at Taco Bell and 7-11 chili dogs.  Hmm, what is that taste?  Oh, that’s right.  The unfulfilled promise of multiple 30/30 seasons.

  1. Bré Jus says:
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    Your post about Grady Sizemore was tragicomic. I laughed and then… I felt lousy. Jesus, what a brutal ending to a career that guy’s had.

  2. Michael says:
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    That’s a low blow at Dinklage. I’m disappointed, Grey, I’d expect you to be the bigger man.

  3. Walker, Pittsburgh Pirate says:
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    would you drop any of the following for mujita? rauch, matt harrison, sean marshall, melancon

  4. Christopher says:
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    Which would you rather have for th rest of the season: AJ “I could walk a thousand batters” Burnett or Niese?

  5. Pistol Pete says:
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    I know Gaby was on your top 100 going into the post-All Star Break but he has been sucking bad for an extended period of time. Mark Trumbo or Gaby Sanchez?

  6. Giant JJ says:
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    I’d like to buy low on jonathon Sanchez. Is Brandon Allen a good offer for Sanchez? Or I could get F-her for Justin upton. 20 teams

  7. coco krispie says:
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    Ezequiel Carrera or tony gwynn jr. in a 20 team league. i need steals. and why isn’t nyjer morgan stealing this year?

  8. Fudgemaster says:
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    Trade Rios straight up for either Werth or Rasmus? Crap for crap trade, can’t bear to look at Rios anymore, even on my bench and hate that I get tempted to play him still. Or, just straight drop him and speculate on saves. Leaning Werth, but any advice is appreciated. Thanks!

  9. Oilcan Giuseppe says:
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    boy,I sure would love to have a fantasy team that consisted solely of players I dropped from different teams…..

    Asrubal,Berkman,Vogelsong,A-Ram,Frenchy,,Trumbo,Freeman,Collmenter,and Im sure theres a few more Im forgetting.

  10. Oilcan Giuseppe says:
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    Grey:start Beachy at Coors tonight?

    10 team h2h 8×8(QS,K/9)

  11. Hi Grey — Seems like I’ve had nothing but iffy starters lately. What do you think about Liriano at home vs. CLE (in a 20-team roto league) and Beachy @COL (in the same 20-team league and also in a 14-teamer)? Many thanks!

  12. Eddy says:
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    So I found out last night that Melancon is pronounced Meh-Lan-SUN, and not Meh-Lan-CONE.

    I’ll call him Molasses.

  13. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Over the weekend, I was cleaning out some files and I got a paper cut. Not a regular one but one of the really nasty ones you get from a manilla folder. It hurt bad but on Monday morning, I was at my desk pushing paper around because it’s my job. I also got on the computer and dropped Heyward from the team where I own him and have had him on the bench since the draft. I am done with him.

  14. Justin says:
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    Is it worth trading Dan Hudson/R. Romero for Greinke.

    16 team h2h keeper. Keep 16. I have a pitching staff that runs 10 deep at the moment and just looking to consolidate a bit to get a stud. What do you think.

  15. RandomItalicizedVoice says:
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    Azerbaijan, lofl.

  16. Van Hagaar says:
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    Starting to lose patience with Heyward… I’m in a 10 team H2H non-keeper. Is it still a good idea to wait for him to turn it around this season? Or go with schmohawks like Thames or Snider?
    thanks

  17. Spence says:
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    I’ve been offered Tommy Hanson for my Ryan Zimmerman.

    Should I accept, or are bigger things expected of Zimmerman this 2nd half?

  18. Jeff says:
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    Looking to snag potential closers. How would you rank these 3; Crow, Lindstrom, Dunn?

  19. Lob Ball says:
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    Drop Reynolds for teammate D. Lee?

  20. Eddy says:
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    WHom do you prefer for the next couple of weeks in an OBP league?

    V.Wells or D.Lee?

  21. Will says:
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    I’ve been using Boneface as my fill in for Reyes. Now that Reyes is coming off the DL I would like to keep Boneface due to his SB’s and ability to be used at SS, 3B and OF. Any thoughts on who to drop?

    Snider, Hosmer, or Boneface?

    Here are my current hitters:

    Wieters, Fielder, Cano, Boneface, Zimmerman, CarGo, Bruce, Stubbs, Crawford, Morse, Lind, Hosmer, Snider and Rasmus

    Reyes is currently on my DL

    So, who do I drop? The other option would be Brandon Morrow, but not sure I want to drop a SP right now even though we have a starts limit of 150

  22. Buddo Chezuski says:
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    Grey, whats your take on Ian Desmond these days? Drop him for Cozart?

  23. papasmurf says:
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    Aramis Ramirez is pretty amazing. When I watch his homers, they barely get over the fence most of the time, which means that he’s gotta hit the ball square on the button to get it out. Yet for a month long stretch, he’s able to do this with great consistency. But for the other 5 months, he cannot.

  24. Grey, I’ve got a thing for pitchers with jhounique names , but I’m on pace to go well over my IP cap. How would you rank these guys going forward: Liriano, Gallardo, Chacin? I’d like to trade one or two, but not sure who. In keeping with the theme of pitchers whose name my dad cannot pronounce, I also own Wandy, but I’d prefer to keep him.

  25. Jon says:
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    With Wright coming off the DL who should I drop?

    Wiggy, Dunn, Bonifacio, or Liriano

  26. TheNewGuy says:
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    Could you rank these guys for rest of year: Stauffer, Niese, Ogando, Holland, R DLR.

  27. Dominic says:
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    So is it time to sell Heyward yet? He has been a bum this year. And p.s. Jacob Turner is slated to start Wednesday for the Tigs, I’m excited.

  28. STRAWberry says:
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    @ Grey: Sounds like Ezequiel knows the path of the righteous man?

    @ All you tourists who go to NYC and visit Times Square, it is pronounced “House-ten” Street

  29. Jake says:
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    @Eddy:

    I had the exact same rude awakening a week or so ago. And let me tell you, it annoyed me a lot more than it probably should have!

  30. CL says:
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    starting Garza at home today vs. the Fightins’?

  31. Project Badass says:
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    12-team H2H 6×6 (OBP, QS) 4-player keeper league.

    Would you drop Moustakas for Stewart, Turner, or Chisenhall??

  32. Jake says:
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    Would you start Colon @ TB today?

  33. Eddy says:
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    @Dominic:

    Hmm, I’m not sure. I’m reading Duane Below (sounds like Down Below) is the SP for tomorrow.
    @Jake:

    You’re telling me!

  34. Wilsonian says:
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    2 Questions…strangely enough they both have to do with Neil Walker in two different leagues.

    1) I have the useless as hell Freese in at 3rd, missed the boat on Emily Boneface. Would you deal Gaby, Venters and Marcum for Walker and Nathan? I have a stacked pitching staff for it being a 16 Team league (Marcum, Gio, Lester, Kuroda, Kennedy, Lewis, Vazquez).

    2) If Walker was a free agent, would you drop K-Rod for him (I have Walden, Nathan, and Santos) and play him over Longoria who’s not doing shit? I think Longo’s foot is seriously bothering him.

  35. donnie baseball says:
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    Give agon and mccutchen for votto and lincecum, if I really need pitching.

  36. Wilsonian says:
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    @Wilsonian: include Morrow in my pitching staff as well in that 16 team league.

  37. J Rich says:
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    Santana hit a triple last night. A TRIPLE!

  38. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Bré Jus: Ha, yup.

    @Michael: Ha!

    @Walker, Pittsburgh Pirate: Harrison

    @Christopher: Nice nickname for AJ….Niese.

    @Pistol Pete: Sanchez

    @Giant JJ: Yup

    @coco krispie: Carerra…Nyjer wasn’t a good base stealer last year either.

    @Fudgemaster: Werth

    @Oilcan Giuseppe: Yeah, true.

    @Oilcan Giuseppe: Nope

    @Enrique: I’d stat both.

    @Eddy: Ha!

    @Mr. Rickey: Wow

    @Justin: Nope

    @RandomItalicizedVoice: Hehe

    @Van Hagaar: Hold

    @Spence: That’s fair.

    @Jeff: Lindstrom, Dunn…

    @Lob Ball: Eh

    @Eddy: Lee

    @Will: Hosmer

    @Buddo Chezuski: I’d hold.

    @papasmurf: Yup

    @Myles Kennefick: Gallardo, Chacin…

    @Jon: Wiggy

    @TheNewGuy: Stauffer, Ogando, Rubby…

    @Dominic: Depends what you can get.

    @STRAWberry: Ha!

    @CL: Yup

    @Project Badass: Justin

    @Jake: Nope

    @Wilsonian: 1) Sure 2) Nope

    @donnie baseball: Sure

  39. Adam says:
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    Posted this in the previous entry, my apologies. —

    Got too much speed, need power/AVG

    Andrus for Ortiz?

  40. Clueless says:
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    Hey Grey,

    What would you choose from the following if you could only choose one?

    1) Lackey versus SEA at home
    2) Harden versus Yankees at Yankee Stadium
    3) Middle Reliever (Bard)

    Thanks in advance.

    Mr. Clue.

  41. Exactly says:
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    which side: marcum/madson or morrow?

  42. p0rk burn says:
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    In the year there were no 3rd basemen I’m attempting to help myself (cursed with McGehee and Alvarez on the same effing team). Currently I have Chisenhall and McGehee taking turns sucking. Keeper league, looking to flip pieces since I have too many keepers for next year (we keep 7 and my MI this year is Reyes, Kinsler, Andrus, and Espinosa so Espinosa has been benched) I’m talking to the owner of both Walker and Bautista. He countered Espinosa for Walker with Reyes for Walker (not going to happen). What are your thoughts on Bautista for Reyes? If 2010 and 2011 Bautista is lthe new real Bautista, seems like a good deal, eh?

  43. Van Hagaar says:
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    If I could get CarGo for krispie and heyward… would that be good for me? Or am I giving up too much?

  44. MOSES says:
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    @Grey

    Would you do this deal? Get Pence, Russ Martin, and Danks.

    Give up

    McCann, Ogando, Werth?

  45. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Norris or Lewis?

  46. Mike says:
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    @ Grey
    is this a fair trade
    a.soriano for b.abreu
    y.gallardo for j.vargas

  47. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Mike: i wouldnt trade gallardo for vargas

  48. Van Hagaar says:
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    I was offered his CarGo/Utley for my Krispie/Heyward/phillips. Should I take it?

  49. Frank Rizzo says:
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    Just saw this on Rotoworld….

    “Jonathan Broxton (elbow) did arm exercises Monday.”

    Ha. Come on, who doesn’t read this and know he’s drinking a beer on his recliner?

  50. Steve Stevenson says:
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    @Grey: Thanks. Could you also rank the following keepers (with round they can be kept in, which moves up 2 rounds each subsequent year): Beltre (8th rnd), Hosmer (10th), Pineda (10th), Verlander (3rd)?

  51. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    News/Analysis Headlines Preseason Outlook
    Report: Phillies call about Nunez: ESPN.com reports the Phillies have talked with the Marlins about acquiring closer Leo Nunez. Florida is looking for a young starting pitcher in return and the Phillies are loaded in that area, with arms such as Trevor May, Jarred Cosart and Brody Colvin.
    (Updated 07/19/2011)
    Injury Report
    No information available at this time (Updated 7/19/11).
    Fantasy Analysis
    The Phillies are looking for bullpen depth and adding an arm like Nunez will certainly help them in the pennant race. Unfortunately, a trade to a contender could mean setup work and limited save chances for Nunez, who is on track to bypass his career-high 30 saves in 2011. Nunez continues to be a must-start Fantasy RP as he remains with the Marlins, but certainly all these trade rumors are worth keeping tabs on.
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  52. papafrog says:
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    @Grey: Great stuff as usual, Grey! Need your opinion if you don’t mind. I got offered Miggy/Victorino for Howard/Cargo? 6 of one, half a dozen of another, or you like any particular side better? I’m leaning toward keeping my guys but thought I’d ask your thoughts. Thanks in advance!

  53. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    seems there are always rumors like these with nothing ever happening

  54. herschel says:
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    @Grey: speculative 2b add in roto leagues, this year only. kipnis or lawrie?

    ps thanks for the collmenter start recommendation yesterday.

  55. papafrog says:
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    @Grey: FYI, forgot to mention, I need BA so that’s the only reason I would even consider that above offer. Thought that bit of info may help. Thanks!

  56. Joel says:
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    I’ve got a need for speed.

    Rajai Davis or Michael Brantley?

    Davis gets more steals, but sucks. Brantley might not suck as much, but 1/2 as many steals.

  57. Stache Envy says:
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    The Mujica/Dunn reasoning is a perfect example of why Grey is the best in the business at what he does. The majority of these “experts” swear Dunn will be the guy and cite Dunn’s a lefty, throw’s 95, wants to close, blah, blah. But as Grey mentioned, McKeon has been using Dunn as early as the 6th (again yesterday) and he IS a lefty (McKeon did start managing before any of his current players were born, so I think it’s ok to call him old school). Who knows, maybe Dunn will close, but this is the STUFF that separates Grey from the rest. He knows the game and his writing is hysterical but he also has common sense.

  58. Wilsonian says:
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    Marcum/Gaby for Mini Donk?

  59. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Wilsonian: It’s fair, depends on needs.

  60. Wilsonian says:
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    It’s my 16 Team H2H league. I’ve got Konerko at first, a stacked rotation, and Freese at 3rd. I need the 3rd base help. I made the offer, so I’m just seeing what you thought. Thanks.

  61. Dave says:
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    Grey

    I was offered Beckett/Price/Gordon for my Kimbrel and Grienke

    should I do it? I have about 500 innings left, my pitching staff would be Beckett Price Beachy Zimm and Dan Hudson with Gregg, Melancon, Hernandez as my relievers

  62. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Dave: Sounds good.

  63. Dave says:
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    @Grey: I endend up trading Grienke Kimbrel and Beachy for Halladay and Bruce. Roy is the best and I didn’t want to deal with AL east pitchers

  64. The Spaceman says:
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    Here here to Stache Envy’s post!

    @ Domonic/Eddy; Duane Below will be starting tomorrow for Det. Sadly, not Turner.

    @ Grey; With Tabata returning shortly, do I keep him or you boy Bernadina? Also, can you rank the following: Norris, Big Erv, Beachy, Fister. Thanks Grey!

    Rocking work as always. Your time is appreciated,
    The Spaceman

  65. TheNewGuy says:
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    This was originally intended for Stephen on the other thread as he seems to be the minor league guy but haven’t heard back from him so I’ll post it here.

    What about this kid Jose Altuve? All he seems to have done is kill the ball this year, including in his futures game selection. Good upside? Would you pick him up for my minor league squad over Chris Archer, Edward Salcedo or Ben Revere (would possibly promote Revere to create a spot) when looking at long term upside? Thanks.

  66. Grey

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    @Dave: Nice

    @The Spaceman: Keep Bernadina… Beachy, Norris, Ervin…

    @TheNewGuy: He’ll respond on his post, gotta give him a few. I’d go with Altuve over Salcedo, who’s very far away.

  67. Team Bring It says:
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    Please rank. Need a util bat. 6×6 that includes K’s.

    Dunn, Hafner, Reynolds, ibanez

  68. Team Bring It says:
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    Last one. Having a hard time with keepers. League keeps 4. (draft round doesn’t matter). Currently in last.

    Trumbo,
    Espinosa,
    Hanley ,
    Dunn,
    Wright,
    Heyward,
    Krispie,
    Morneau,
    Greinke,
    Gollardo,
    Gio,
    Liriano,
    Beachy,
    Strasburg,
    Harper

    Please help. Love u lots. (beiber heart sign)

  69. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Team Bring It: Reynolds, Ibanez, Hafner…

    @Team Bring It: Hanley, Heyward, Wright and toss up… Trade a few guys for one more decent keeper.

  70. potus says:
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    Hosmer or Trumbo this year? next year?

  71. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @potus: Trumbo this year, Hosmer next…

  72. Derrick says:
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    I am fascinated by Adam Dunn right now. He is sitting on the WW right now and looking at his numbers they are incredible.

    From CSNChicago:

    Dunn’s batting average has now fallen to .158, a low of historic proportions. Per the research of John Autin at Baseball-Reference, Dunn is not only hitting worse than anyone ever has by virtue of even the widest definition of the modern era, his average is now worse than any player ever, dating back to 1893.

    Famed all-or-nothing slugger Rob Deer — who’s beginning to look more and more like an accurate comp for Dunn, as the White Sox slugger seems to be sliding off into the sunset — is the current “modern era leader” for lowest average on a season (.179 in 1991), yet remains a full 20 points better than Dunn. Only one other hitter, Eddie Joost, who hit .185 in 1943, has finished worse than .190.

    (Back to me) If this holds true, this is one of the fastest (likely) non-PED related declines ever. And sadly, I am thinking about picking him up. HA!

  73. Bernie Brewer says:
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    Having some (good) line-up issues, I need 3 OF and 1 Util (already have Youk and Longoria in my 1B and 3B spots). Who sits in the short term out of this group: Kemp, Crawford, Morse, Hosmer, Pierre, Snider?

    I’m trying to move Morse, Pierre, and/or Snider, but no one is buying…

  74. JMAC says:
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    I’m in a 10 team head to head and still am holding out hope on aaron hill. There are other people in free agency, but I’m still holding out hope. Would you take a player like pierre over hill? I’m starting Daniel Murphy right now.

  75. MattTruss223 says:
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    Quickie:

    Heyward and Andrus for Hanley, fair deal?

  76. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @JMAC: I’d go with dozens of people over Hill. Pierre being one of them, sure.

    @MattTruss223: It’s fair.

  77. Will says:
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    What is the deal with Rasmus? Is he going to get traded, get more playing time, or just keep rotating with Jay?

  78. Will says:
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    ROS order?

    Rasmus, Stubbs, Lind, Morse, Snider, Hosmer, and Bonifacio

  79. Will says:
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    wright, zimmerman, or youk for next 2 years?

  80. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Will: I doubt they trade him. He’s not playing more until he hits.

    @Will: Stubbs, Lind, Morse, Snider…

    @Will: Wright, Youk

  81. It’s like a Billy Mays infomercial up in here: “THE PATENTED PLOUFFE MEANS A STREAK-FREE SHINE, EVERY TIME!”

  82. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    grey-VinWins does a great job with the RCL master standings update,a lot of work into his numbers and stats he provides,really cool to see his break downs and such

  83. Steve says:
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    This whole Grandy thing is a year too late for me. (Stomps off).

  84. stynyr says:
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    Should I give up hope of Broxton coming back and being worth a damn?

  85. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    grey jansen or lindstrom for now,not the rest of the year because it will change week to week,im guessing lindstrom till we see if street gets traded which i doubt,thanks

  86. xopchipili says:
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    Altuve called up

  87. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @xopchipili: i dont see him in yahoo or espn pools

  88. Eng says:
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    Belt called up. Worth adding 12 team roto?

  89. Eddy says:
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    @AL KOHOLIC:

    He’s Keppinger’s replacement (though many think he will split time with Angel Sanchez), but you’re gonna have to wait for him to go through waivers. He hasn’t even played beyond AA, so it was hard to predict him being there.

  90. Rob says:
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    Grey: I have Victorino coming off DL and my OF has a bunch of Schmohawks. Who goes out of

    Abreu, Angel Pagan, Roger Bernadina, Jason Werth, Torii Hunter, Nyjer Morgan

  91. Cheese

    Cheese says:
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    Brandon Belt called up… Think he sticks this time around? Rest of season, Belt or Moreland? 8×8 (BB, H, SLG) Thanks!

  92. barker says:
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    11 team roto 5×5 2 position spots for each ( ie 2 c 2 1b 2 2b etc. ) normal pitching staff

    leading comfortably in stls with a lead in runs and svs also though not as dominant

    i give jose reyes gaby sanchez melancon i get votto and aybar

    my other SS are hanley and boneface
    my other 1b are lind zobrist hosmer

    my other trade option is tex and theriot

    which option do you like better

  93. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Eddy: THANKS

  94. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    Farnsworth wont pitch tonight,3 days in a row after last nights blown save

  95. yankees2011 says:
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    Hey Grey,
    I am getting close to launching Crapps. Would you add him for Lindstrom or one of the Marlins with the hopes of Street and/or Nunez getting traded? Our League has Holds and I currently have Valverde, Madson, Hernandez, and Bastardo. As you can see, Crapps screwed me and I may be short on Saves soon with Putz coming back.

    Thanks much Grey!

  96. yankees2011 says:
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    Oops! Meant to say “would you drop him”? My bad.

  97. Brew Crew says:
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    Belt or Moose for CI??

  98. Eddy says:
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    The one day I decide to stream Cecil across like three teams…

  99. VinWins

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    Buck Martinez quoted Ron Fairly tonight, “85% of people don’t care if you are in a slump. And the other 15% are glad you are.”

  100. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @VinWins: That’s an awesome quote.

  101. KCC26 says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Just dealt J. Zimmermann straight up for Dempster. Pained me to do it, but I know it was the right call in a 12 team head to head league. Pitching staff now looks like this:

    SP: Marcum, D. Hudson, Dempster, Wandy, Chacin, C. Lewis, Beachy, Bedard, Luebke
    RP: A. Bailey, Santos, Nathan, Madson, Uehara

    Ride the depth, or look to deal someone?

  102. Grey

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    @KCC26: Maybe put Marcum and Wandy together for a Hamels type. Be nice if you had one ace.

  103. Feeding the Abscess

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    Good news: Liriano is throwing 94

    Bad news: Can’t find the plate, and I can’t believe I’m still starting him

  104. Mr2Bits says:
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    Grey : Keeper league with Espinosa(fa) needing to be called up. Which side? Vogelsong(FA)/Weaver(2nd Round) or Cano(1st round)/Marmol(8th round)?

  105. jared says:
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    Which side do you like better Jay Bruce and masterson for granderson???

  106. Mr2Bits says:
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    @Grey:

    Damnit. I have to drop Espinosa if I don’t call him up and can’t have 2 2B. Is it at least fair or do you really favor Cano’s side that much?

  107. Mr2Bits says:
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    F’ing Heysuz and freaking Lohse. I swear my team could ruin a wet dream. If my QS category gave QS’s for 5.2 IP I’d rake. Can’t count how many times I have lost a QS with 5.2 IP, damn that shiz irks me!

  108. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @jared: Grandy

    @Mr2Bits: No, it’s close to fair. Go for it. Or get a better piece than Vogelsong.

    @Mr2Bits: Ha

  109. Mr2Bits says:
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    @Mr2Bits:

    Even better Valdes comes in to really fuck Lohse in allowing the double to 0-four Murphy on an 0-2 pitch. Damnit do I hate the break as my team comes out like dog shit!

  110. chata says:
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    @VinWins:

    the bad news is that adam dunn is batting .195 vs righties .

    the worse news is that he’s 2 for 64 vs lefties .

  111. knighttown says:
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    I’m kind of intrigued by this Vance Worley character. I’d have to activate and then drop Danks and then proceed to drop another guy, Dunn (Bench), Guerra/Madsen, Vazquez.

    Would you drop Danks + one of these other guys to make room for Worley?

    12 teamer.

  112. Steve says:
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    Good time for a double play, Parnell old chap.

  113. Hans says:
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    @Grey Bobby Parnell stats the 8th inning with a 2 run lead, looks like Izzy is the guy…Parnells inning so far hit, hit batter, out….Hopefully he doesn’t blow this for Izzy, looks like Izzy is the guy until he gets traded or falters….

  114. Titan says:
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    Narveson or Collmenter (HTH weekly points league)?

  115. Steve says:
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    @Steve: Exhales.

  116. Hans says:
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    gave up another hit but then he got Pujols to GIDP to end the inning….shaky outing though….

  117. Hans says:
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    And Izzy with a 1-2-3 against Holliday, Berkman and Freese……Case closed for now…

  118. Wilsonian says:
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    Probably shoulda benched Beachy tonight…guh…

  119. Black Beard says:
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    6×5 (+OPS), please rank assuming UTIL:

    Belt, Pagan, Hosmer, Snider, Pena.

    Thanks.

  120. Black Beard says:
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    Snider with the golden sombrero.

  121. Wilsonian says:
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    @Grey: Speaking of…would you take Luebke, Dempster and/or Vazquez over Beachy in a Ks and Ks/9 league?

  122. Cole says:
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    Good to see Uncle Barry Enright violating some ERA’s

  123. @Grey: Forgot the R.I.P. So sorry, Billy Mays fans.

    Lost the bidding war for Sabathia; he ended up being traded to the guy I’ve been swapping 1st/2nd place with all season. However, that owner had to give up Cruz/Morse/Hanrahan and only got C.C. in return. I’m thinking I actually won the bidding war by making my biggest competitor give up too much. What do you think?

    Also, right after the trade went through, the former C.C. owner offered me his Tex/Santos for my Votto/Walden/Haren. Heheh… I don’t need to know what you think of that turd.

  124. Cole says:
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    I have a big lead in HRs, but losing ground in steals. Who is the better utl guy. Cozart or Carrera.

  125. Eddy says:
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    I was recently invited to Google+. Right now you can only get in via invitations from other members. If you want a way in, just post up your email and I’ll send you an invite!

  126. Belt with a dinger… let the add/drop queries commence.

  127. Exactly says:
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    I hate Chris Perez….trade perez for latos?

  128. Mr. Neutron says:
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    Grey,

    Nice call on Uggla.

  129. yankees2011 says:
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    Grey,
    I finally made the right call and benched Beachy this week, who got hammered in CO. I also benched Colon, who pitched well with 9 Ks, even though he didn’t get the W. And of course no good deed goes unpunished – I started Bigglesworth last night in SF. Man he sux!

    No question. Thanks.

  130. Eddy says:
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    @Grey:

    No problem. If any other Razzballers want in, let me know.

    And Molasses with his monthly save!

  131. Steve says:
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    Coulda really done with that Masterton win in the RCL. Sigh.

    It’s small consolation (so small you’d need a pair of watchmakers’ tweezers to pick it up) that I had Perez benched in the league where I own him.

  132. Steve says:
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    @Eddy: Yeah, hook me up please. sglyonatgmaildotcom

  133. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @yankees2011: Two steps forward, one step backward.

    @Eddy: Ha

    @Steve: Yeah, I would’ve liked that win too. Or Garza’s.

  134. Steve says:
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    @Grey: Not turning my nose up at the 0.00 ERA and 0.52 WHIP of course.

  135. Eddy says:
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    @Steve:

    Sent.
    @Grey:

    Would you prefer Rajai Davis or Bernadina in an OBP, H2H league?

  136. herschel says:
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    @Grey: not sure if you answered this yet, but thoughts on Jose Altuve? i saw stephen compared him to crapolanco and luis castillo? who do you like between him and ezekial?

  137. Wilsonian says:
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    Espinosa/Lind for Uggla/Quentin…which side?

  138. Feeding the Abscess

    Feeding the Abscess says:
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    Bumgarner’s FIP this season has been bested by Halladay and Weaver.

    That’s it. That’s the list.

  139. Fletch says:
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    @Grey: Marcum & Beltre for Lincecum?

  140. Fletch says:
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    Panda or Cruz & Bumgarner for Jimenez?

  141. Fletch says:
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    Why not make it 3 in a row … Bumgarner or Beachy?

    Thanks Grey!

  142. Feeding the Abscess

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    Panda/Cruz and Bumgarner by a mile.

  143. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Fletch: Marcum/Beltre is fair if you need a number one, it’s still a bit much to give up. Panda deal doesn’t work. Bumgarner…

  144. Terrence Mann says:
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    Top dude in my Roto league has seen corrections out of Romero and Pineda. Beckett and Shields are next.

  145. Terrence Mann says:
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    @Fletch: Have you offered Panda and Bumgarner for Lincecum?

  146. Steve says:
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    Would anyone of sound mind start any of the following tomorrow?

    McCarthy @ DET
    Narveson @ ARI
    Livan @ HOU
    Chen v CHISOX

  147. Terrence Mann says:
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    Just a guess but I think tomorrow’s header will involve Belt and SF homoeroticism. Another guess that this post alone brought razzball some confused visitors. Hehe

  148. Terrence Mann says:
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    @Steve: Narveson. Arizona is not a lineup you can be afraid of, imo.

    (Qualifier: If you start Narveson and he gets shelled, please don’t unfriend me.)

  149. Nick says:
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    @Grey: I just grabbed Worley for his start tmr vs. the Cubs but I’m thinking of turning around after that game and dropping him for Masterson? Good idea? my pitching staff is as follows:

    G Gonzalez
    Hanson
    Vogelsong
    Scherzer
    Luebke
    Gee
    Worley
    Storen, Feliz, Street, Nunez, Farnsworth.

    Another option is to dump a reliever since I’m in first with saves…what you think which reliever to drop for masterson or just dump worley after this start? Im -60IP in this league so looking to make up some ground in K’s and Wins

  150. Nick says:
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    @Grey: Also Zimmermann is available but my offense is pretty stacked so I dont think there is room for him unless again I unload a closer…

    c-wieters
    1b-cabrera
    2b-zobrist
    3b-longoria
    ss-castro
    of-holliday, bruce, stanton
    util-morse & sandoval
    bn-c hart

    what you think? again sitting up top in 1st with my only area lacking in SB’s but I kind of surrendered that category at this point. (I have 41, leader has 118, ground could be made up)…

  151. Chinaski says:
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    Grey,

    I absolutely agree with you about Worley actually pitching better than he should and this is the reason why i am not touching him. They will analyse him and they will easily come across the simple fact that this kid simply doesnt even bother to locate his pitches. He often throws the ball high up in the middle of the plate and i think its still surprising batters like “wow how could this guy give me something like this to hit”. They will start to swing at his pitches and they will hit him.

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