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So Grey lost his stache in a tragic sparkler related accident, but did manage to partially recover the remnants and is having them reattached as we speak, so I’m going to fill in for him on this sacred of holidays, July 5th.

If you have ever seen or heard of the NFL or smelled a jock strap at any point, then you might want to check out what is going down over on my side of the tracks. We’ve got all kinds of hootenannies and shin-digs about to be gettin up and gettin down, so don’t just hole up over here! Venture out into the world and stop by and and take a load off on the Razzball Football porch, there’ll be lightning bugs and we’ll be drinking rot gut out of a mason jar.

Now that the self promotion is over, read my invaluable thoughts on what happened in Major League Baseball yesterday:

Freddie Freeman: Freddie freed the ball from it’s oppressor, the stadium, twice to celebrate Independence Day. Grey’s pick for NL Rookie of the Year is on pace to be in the running. Those were his 10th and 11th homers so he’s on pace for 78 home runs, oh, let me go over those numbers again, make that, hmmm, so if they play 164 games he’d be on pace for 22 home runs, and if you lop off those 2 games in which he would probably have hit like 8 homers, that would put him on pace for 14.

Mark Reynolds: Mini Donkey hit 2 homers yesterday and just missed a third and is as hot as a donkey can be sans the Tijuanian hooker. Five donks in the last 3 games is ok if you are into that kind of thing.

Rajai Davis: Could the call up of Travis Snider have set a fire under Davis? Well, two games in and you’d have to say yes. And with that kind of sample size there’s no way you can go wrong! I had high hopes for him before the season started and my hopes continued to get lower and lower until they got lower than a slug’s belly, so he can’t really go anywhere but up and going 5 for 9 with 4 stolen bases in the last 2 games is up.

Troy Tulowitzki: He strained his quad and looks like he will be out a couple days. The last time I was at the quad it was to do a little hacky-sacking. Right now they are looking at a couple days rest, but you never know! Be afraid!! Or not, it’s just a game.

Travis Snider: He was called up and quickly hit 3 doubles. Three triples would have been more poetic, but hey, you take what you can get.  But be careful, this dude has a TCAP Stache.

Alex Presley: With Jose Tabata out, Alex has yet to leave the building and the with the way he is playing he may not. He is 12 for 33 since being called up with 6 RBIs and 2 stolen bases. Tabata should be back in a week-ish so don’t get too googly-eyed, but you two could have a magical week together! Send me a postcard.

Pablo Sandoval: The panda dog seems to have gotten his power back. He went 3 for 5 with a panda donk yesterday and has hit in 15 straight games and an extra-base hit in 9 games in a row. And if you find a picture of a panda dog wearing sandals give me a holler.

Emilio Bonafacio: Emily Facebone (rough translation) is sagnoffin like crazy. He has 6 stolen bases in the last 6 games and he happens to be hitting a little as well, which probably helps him get on base and thus steal bases. He is 10 for his last 28.

Adrian Beltre: Yesterday he went 2 for 5 with a home run and he’s gone  9 for his last 16 with 5 runs and 7 RBIs.  If you add all that up it spells, well, nothing because numbers don’t usually add up to words.

Brian Duensing: In his first 4 starts he gave up an America, Eff Yeah-sized 21 runs in 20.2 innings. A run an inning does not look too good on the resume. Since then he has given up 10 runs in his last 7 starts for a much more career builder friendly 2.45 ERA, and a 4-2 record. The competition has been somewhat iffy, so he’s still in spot starterville, but I’m keeping my eye on him.

Ricky Nolasco: He has RickNolled anyone who even thought about owning him, but he has looked better of late. It’s a good sign that he held the Phillies to one run yesterday, but of course the Marlins don’t really care to score runs that often.

Danny Valencia: O Valencia! He’s setting the city on fire! He’s 11 for his last 25 with 2 homers and 9 RBIs in the last 6 games. Will he keep this up? Hmm, maybe, maybe not. What am I, some kind of psychic! But I picked him up in a league where David Wright is taking his own sweet time coming back. Third base is a gaping hole of doom.

Adam Dunn: Big Ass decided to go all Big Donkey for the night and hit a home run and got his second hit off a lefty all season (that raised his average against lefties to .036). This of course coincides with me dropping him. I’m skeptically pessimistic.

Mike Napoli: He’s off the DL and got a hit in his first at bat back. That’s good news.

  1. Racehorse says:
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    Doc

    “Skeptically pessimistic” … hahaha, that’s a keeper. The royalty checks are in the mail.

    Do you (or anyone) know Juan Nicasio’s ceiling?

  2. Racehorse says:
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    Doc

    One more… I keep seeing that, despite the good start, the long term prognosis for Alex Presley is that he’s a 4th outfielder.

    What about Charlie Blackmon’s ceiling?

    Thanks!

  3. 626 Jack says:
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    Doc, nice work.

    What are your thoughts on Vance Worley?

  4. SpecialFNK says:
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    unfortunately Bonifacio got ejected in the 5th or he could have done even ore damage.

    is Freddie Freeman good enough to be a starting 1B for the rest of the season? or should I trade for someone better? not much better on waivers. Mark Trumbo is there, would he be better? I could drop Eric Thames(or Freeman) for Trumbo. there’s also Mitch Moreland, Matt LaPorta, Brett Wallace, Ike Davis, Derrek Lee, Anthony Rizzo. the only other person I could really drop is maybe Danny Espinosa since Brandon Phillips is my 2B, but I’d rather trade Espinosa.

  5. MrHappyTime says:
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    Bernadina, T Snider, E Thames, or Bonifacio ? Also J Weeks or Ackley for MI? Thanks!

  6. Scott says:
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    Pence/Stauffer or Ethier/D.Hudson?

  7. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    good job DOC

  8. joe says:
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    Bartlett, Bonifacio, casilla, or A.Escobar at SS?

    Thanks

  9. joe says:
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    Or Furcal?

  10. Will says:
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    Valencia or Moustakas for ROY? I need someone to play while Zimmerman is struggling

  11. Trevor

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    Love it Doc!

  12. timSTi says:
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    Doc, we think alike. I snagged Boneaface & Valencia off waivers yesterday. Might be the first time I’ve one-upped the razzball daily writeups!

  13. Salty Balty says:
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    Would you start Chacin tonight in Atl? His recent struggles leave me with some doubts . . .

  14. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Would you deal Votto for Holliday and V-Mart? Holliday would replace Votto at Util, V-Mart would replace Iannetta. Having the extra OF would also allow me to drop Swisher for Espinosa as my bench bat/Utley insurance. Shallow (10-team) H2H league with limited pickups, but no limit on trades.

  15. Chris says:
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    I was offered Jose Valverde, An Sanchez p fl, and ryan roberts for colby rasmus and trevor cahill would you make that trade? 10 team keeper head to head. I would drop latroy hawkins in the rp spot. We can keep 12 players.

  16. stynyr says:
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    Possibly looking to deal Rollins for Gallardo. What are people’s thoughts on Reyes? Rollins is great to slot in for Reyes but if Reyes is fine and continues his hot season, I’d prefer having a possible 200 K starter to having Rollins on my bench.

  17. stynyr says:
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    That said, Grey, Rollins for Gallardo?

  18. Wilsonian says:
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    Doc, I’m wondering your opinion on a couple things. I’m in a shallow 8 Team H2H keeper league where you typically win by not playing the best players, but the hottest ones. We also keep 5 of whatever you want (which would be Fielder, Longoria, Kemp, CarGo, Verlander as of now).

    Right now I’ve got Espinosa, Longoria, and Heyward forgetting that they’re supposed to use that wooden club thing to hit that little white leather ball where those other 9 guys aren’t.

    Valencia, Kelly Jo, and Hill are hanging out on the WW right now. I’ve got 4 closers for the time being (K-Rod, Walden, Santos, D.Hernandez). Would you drop any of Espinosa, D.Hernandez, Heyward for Valencia, Kelly Jo, or Hill? I’ve tried dealing Heyward, but I’m getting no bites at all.

  19. Steve Stevenson says:
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    @SpecialFNK: I like Freeman the best of those options, but he’s not an ideal starter, assuming your league is as shallow as those waiver options indicate. I’d shop Espinosa and Phillips to 2B-needy teams and see what you can come up with–maybe someone in the Lind range?

  20. stynyr says:
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    *Doc*

    Give up Rollins for Gallardo?

  21. Matt (Cleveland) says:
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    12 team mixed league, I traded Hanley for Jered Weaver….Is this another mistake by the Lake? I sorely needed pitching.

  22. Morgan, Freddie's Brotha says:
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    Valencia has been giving sneaky good value at 3B this year, very underrated at a position as deep as a July 4th kiddy pool.

    Drop, Trade, or Hold (Stash) these following players?
    Billy Butler, Max Scherzer, Ricky Nolasco, Francisco Liriano

    12 team 5×5 h2h.

    I’m currently thinking about dropping Butler outright for Smoak or Hosmer, both of whom got recently dropped. Hold onto Scherzer and Liriano? and try to trade Nolasco?

  23. Steve Stevenson says:
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    @Will: I’d roll the dice on Valencia’s hot streak.

  24. Steve Stevenson says:
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    @stynyr: I’d make the deal if Gallardo’s the best you can get and your team can absorb his ratios. Reyes has eased any concerns I had with him, and made me tremendously angry that I drafted Hanley in the 1st rather than keep Reyes in the 3rd and draft Miggy. Using Rollins as insurance and to slot in is a waste of a roster spot.

  25. Matt Damon says:
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    I’m debating whether or not to drop Scherzer… I’ve got decent pitching already and there are some decent guys on waivers:

    Luebke, Leake, Vargas, Karstens, Minor, Maholhm (did I really just name 2 Pirates SPs??)…. any suggestions?

  26. EG says:
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    Wigginton, Freese or Valencia as a 3B replacement for Wright? Got Wigg in there now. Thanks.

  27. Wilsonian says:
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    @Wilsonian: if anyone else wants to chime in, feel free. AL, Poon, anyone…I’d like to hear some opinions.

    @Matt Damon: I would hold Scherzer with those options. I would also bench his ass for the time being.

    @EG: can you keep Wiggy to pick up one of the others? I’d roll with Valencia for the time being, but would like to have Wiggy as insurance because Valencia won’t keep this kind of crap up forever. He could end up with 20 hrs and 80-90 ribbies, though.

  28. theguarantee says:
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    Volqkuez tonight @STL? 16 team league, start or sit?

    And is it ok to put Dunn back in the lineup for Smoak (who also had two hits breaking out of a slump last night) or should I expect him to go right back to 0-4 with 3 K’s tonight?

  29. Steve Jeltz says:
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    All opinions welcome,
    I currently have Cargo and Reyes D2D. I could move Carlos Lee to get Alexei Ramirez to fill in for Reyes and Masterson for Boesch to replace Lee/Cargo. Should I make these moves? Or should I stick it out until Reyes/Cargo return? Neither Lee or Masterson are much more then depth on my team.

  30. Steve Stevenson says:
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    @Steve Jeltz: I like both of those moves.

  31. Wilsonian says:
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    @Steve Jeltz: Steve, I agree with Steve Steve.

  32. Steve Stevenson says:
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    @Wilsonian: I could see dumping Hernandez for Valencia or Johnson in that scenario. Even though you probably won’t be keeping him, don’t dump Heyward–you might start to get some bites on him later in the year as teams without good keepers give up on the season.

  33. Hardcore Midget says:
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    Napoli activated from the DL last night, and of course he doesn’t draw the start.

    Am I better off with Napoli at C, getting the random starts whenever Washington feels like penciling him in, or do I keep rolling out AJ Pierzynski, who we know will get 5 starts a week going forward.

  34. stynyr says:
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    @Steve Stevenson: Thanks for the advice, Steve. I’m not sure about whether my guys can handle the ratios or not. Here are my pitchers:

    sp-Kershaw, Billingsley, Liriano, Cueto, Volquez, D.Hudson, Niese, Stauffer

    rp-Soria, League, Melancon
    dl-Broxton

    What do you think?

  35. Wilsonian says:
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    @Steve Stevenson: yeah, I’m thinking about dropping Hernandez for one of them, I just don’t know which one. Hernandez only has limited value since he’ll lose the closer’s gig in a week or so. I don’t think I can drop Heyward, but he’s pretty much useless to me. Who would you pick up, Valencia or Johnson? I would then have to bench either Espinosa, Longo, or Heyward.

  36. Fletch says:
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    Wigginton or Pagan?

  37. Steve Stevenson says:
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    @Wilsonian: Valencia, since you said riding the hot streaks is important in your league, though I think Johnson will probably have more value ROS. And bench Heyward.

  38. Will says:
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    stubbs for Reynolds???

    my current team – wieters, Fielder, Cano, Reyes, Zimmerman, Bruce, Stubbs, CarGo, Morse, Lind, Markakis, Sizemore, Crawford, Tabata, and Moustakas.

    Any thoughts?

    Another thought would be just to drop moustakas for valencia and keep stubbs

  39. Hey Grey, who would you rather have going forward Travis Snider or JJ Hardy?

  40. Will says:
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    Also, Cargo or Braun as a keeper?

  41. Steve Stevenson says:
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    @stynyr: Might as well go for it. Gallardo’s not going to hurt your ratios too much, and will allow you to bench some of your underperformers more often. Adding him to that staff puts you in a strong position for Ks, and you could probably use his Ws as well (not that we can predict them, but you’ve got some dudes on bad teams there).

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    @Wilsonian: If I were consulting on your situation, the first thing I’d ask is are you looking good for the playoffs or is it going to be a struggle. If you’re solid overall and you like your chances, stand pat. How much would you hate yourself if one of those guys was the hot guy come playoffs and you dumped him in July? If you’re on the outside looking in, then you have to chase some hot guys now.

  43. Wilsonian says:
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    @OaktownSteve: It’s a small 8 Team H2H League, and I’m in a battle for 1st place. Right now I’m in 2nd place, but I’m only 2.5 games back. The guy in 3rd place is 11.5 games back. So I’m definitely looking good. I personally think I have the overall best team on paper, it just seems like my entire team slumps at the same time and is hot at the same time. I’m most likely not going to drop Heyward, but I will probably lose Hernandez for Valencia to ride the hot bat.

    @Steve Stevenson: yeah, in a small league, everyone has a pretty solid lineup, so you just need to have the hottest bats/arms at the time to win. Case in point, I was tied for first last week and lost to the last place guy, more or less because Aramis blew up last week and majority of my studs had off weeks.

  44. MrHappyTime says:
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    Thames or his teammate Snider for the rest of the season?

  45. airweino says:
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    26 team dynasty league: I get Kemp with a franchise tag for Josh Johnson, Kendrys Morales and Travis Snider.

    Thoughts?

  46. joe says:
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    Need a SS… should I try to trade away heyward for jj hardy?

  47. Would people go Lucroy or Posada going forward? Think Jorge has re-found his stroke?

  48. Homer Jay says:
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    @ Everyone:

    My Wright for his Ubaldo??

  49. @Will: I would keep stubbs and grab Valencia…just my 2 cents.

  50. Howard says:
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    Hi Doc! Furcal or Bonifacio?

  51. Steve Stevenson says:
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    @Bryan: Hardy

  52. Steve Stevenson says:
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    @Will: Agree with Shea

  53. Charlie Says says:
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    @Steve Jeltz: If you aren’t using them, then go for it. Both are injury prone, so I could see the insurance factor.

  54. Wilsonian says:
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    Mini-Mini Donkey could be on way to ATL to play tonight. Thought I’d give ya the head’s up…and now try to figure out who to drop for him.

  55. Wilsonian says:
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    @Wilsonian: he’s definitely on his way up, it’s on the Rockies website front page. Not sure how much PT he’s going to see.

  56. airweino says:
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    12 team mixed keeper league: Goldschmidt or Viciedo for Kipnis?

  57. Racehorse says:
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    I guess Doc had to make a house call…

  58. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Racehorse: Much better than he’s showing so far. 8+ K-rate, 3.50 ERA.

    @Racehorse: Blackmon’s a 15/15 guy.

    @626 Jack: He’s getting lucky.

    @SpecialFNK: Trumbo’s better.

    @MrHappyTime: Depends what you need… Bernadina, Weeks.

    @Scott: Pence, it’s fair.

    @joe: Furcal

    @Will: Valencia

    @Salty Balty: Yup

    @Steve Stevenson: Sounds fine.

    @Chris: Yup

    @stynyr: Reyes is a top 20 guy.

    @stynyr: Gallardo…It’s fair.

    @Matt (Cleveland): It’s okay.

    @Morgan, Freddie’s Brotha: I wouldn’t drop Butler there.

    @Matt Damon: Hold

    @EG: Valencia

    @theguarantee: Yes and yup.

    @Steve Jeltz: I agree with below.

    @Hardcore Midget: Napoli

    @Fletch: Pagan

    @Will: Keep Stubbs.

    @Bryan: Hardy

    @Will: Braun

    @MrHappyTime: Snider

    @airweino: Sounds solid.

    @joe: Eh

    @Shea Sera Sera: Posada

    @Homer Jay: It’s fair.

    @Howard: Furcal

    @Wilsonian: Thanks!

    @airweino: Goldschmidt

  59. Wilsonian says:
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    @Grey: no problem! Hopefully he stays up and has some mini-mini brays.

    What do you think about my question on #18? Agree with Steve Stevenson? Drop Hernandez for Valencia for the time being?

  60. bobbo says:
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    Who do you like for rest of season (OBP instead of AVG, and K’s as cats):

    Smoak vs. Moustakas

  61. The Burghler says:
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    12 team head to head 7×7 with ops/ks

    Adam Jones or Cuddyer rest of season?

  62. Wilsonian says:
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    @Grey: would you then play Johnson over Heyward or Espinosa?

    Also, different league…I’ve got J.Weeks on the bench. Espinosa sitting in 2nd and Freese at 3rd. Would you drop Weeks for a stash of MMD or Lawrie (who hit off a tee yesterday)?

    Thanks man.

  63. Richie says:
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    Albert Pujols has been cleared to play today after fracturing his wrist just 2 weeks ago!

    Holy crap!

  64. Higgins says:
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    Receiving ARAM, Beckett and Andrew McCutchen for Miguel Cabrera, Santos and Farnsworth. Need pitching, runs and steals. At the top in saves. Should I pull the trigger?

  65. L-Boogie says:
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    Thoughts on Jay Bruce for ROS. Good time to buy low?

    Thanks dude.

  66. Calogero says:
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    Which is a better deal? 12 team H2H 6×6 keeper

    A. Rasmus, Desmond and Edwin Jackson FOR Jeter and Tim Hudson

    B. Rasmus for Liriano

    Desmond is my starting SS and sucks, particularly in OPS. My offense has been very good though, so my primary aim is to upgrade at SP. I also have good alternatives to Rasmus in the OF (Boesch, K. Johnson, Freese, Daniel Murphy – 3 are benched right now, so they could all absorb the starts on a matchup basis at OF and Util). Do I try to kill 2 birds with one stone in offer A, or keep it simple and go straight up for SP in offer B?

  67. bogbert says:
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    Grey, sit or start – (10-team roto, down in K and WHIP)

    Stauffer @SF
    Carrasco vs. NYY

    Also, drop either for Bills, Morrow, or Liriano?

    Thanks!

  68. Joel says:
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    Grey:

    right now, in a 6×6 h2h league, I can trade Fielder for Pujols straight up. should I do it?

  69. timSTi says:
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    @Grey: Posada or Wieters for here on out?

  70. Brew Crew says:
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    Which Side: Utley/Smoak or Bruce??

  71. C.O.C. says:
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    Just aquired Kung Fu Panda in a trade, and picked up Furcal to replace the SS I traded. Sandoval seems to be heating up finally after the hand(wrist?) injury, What do you see out of Sandoval and Furcal ROS?

  72. larry says:
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    Start Cahill vs. Sea?

    Also Freese, Valencia or Chisenhall?

    Thx

  73. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Brew Crew: It’s fair, I’d take Utley.

  74. larry says:
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    Forgot to add start Baker vs. TB?

    Thx again for your time.

  75. L-Boogie says:
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    Bruce or Werth?

    Thanks dude.

  76. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @C.O.C.: Furcal will be injured again in two weeks to a month. Sandoval’s fine for average and light power.

    @larry: Yes…Valencia…

    @larry: Start him.

    @L-Boogie: Bruce

  77. Wilsonian says:
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    @Grey: so do you like Valencia over Freese now for the ROS or just for the time being?

  78. Nick says:
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    I was offered Greinke for Lind in a 12 team roto league where I could use some more pitching. Who would you want ROS?

  79. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Wilsonian: Time being.

    @Nick: Apples and oranges… Take Greinke if you need an SP.

  80. Team Bring It says:
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    @Grey, how would you rank the following as keepers for the next 3 years.

    Pence, Heyward, Trout, Harper

  81. @Grey: whatup man, hope you had a good weekend…

    ROS: Joel Pineiro or Andrew Miller?

  82. herschel says:
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    @Grey: roto league, chisenhall or thames?

  83. L-Boogie says:
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    Werth/Alexei Ramirez or Bruce/Bonifacio? 5×5.

    Thanks dude.

  84. jack says:
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    Nyjer Morgan: he’s hitting well but not running like he has in the past. Think he picks it up on the basepaths? Hoping he can fill Ichiro’s spot for me in the future as I have salary cap constraints and Ichiro is expensive. Am I deluded?

  85. Wilsonian says:
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    @Grey: thanks. Hopefully my dumb drop of Valencia before yesterday’s games doesn’t bite me in the ass. Do you like Walker over Freese?

  86. Doog says:
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    Dynasty points league — Moustakas and Aroldis Chapman for Cano? The value seems great, but I have Kipnis coming up soon — trade or hold?

  87. dingbat says:
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    Any thoughts on whether Strasburg makes it back to MLB this year? I just picked him up to put into a spare DL slot, and the latest updates make it sound like he could start a minor league rehab assignment soon, making a few September starts a distinct possibility.

  88. Sos says:
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    Pick one to drop? Bernadina, trumbo, or hafner?

  89. Howard says:
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    @Grey I’ve got a decision to make with Albert coming back on who to drop: Presley, Moreland, Domonic, Jennings or Morse?

  90. Oz.J. says:
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    Any reason Robertson of the Yanks would be worth picking up as a better option for saves in the short term than Melancon?

  91. ichirosan says:
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    Got offered Greinke for Valverde? Take the money and run?

  92. Wilsonian says:
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    MMD in the lineup and playing 3rd with Wiggy in left.

  93. @Grey: do i trade buccholz ($18), pineiro/andrew miller ($10) and Jason Kubel ($21) for David price ($12)?

  94. BucLover says:
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    Grey, In my RCL, my pitching staff is: Matt Cain, Daniel Hudson, Ian Kennedy, Jair Jurrjens, Phillip Humber, Cory Luebke, Phil Hughes (DL), and John Axford, Kyle Farnsworth, Sergio Santos, Frank Francisco. I’d rather have someone to play in Tulo’s spot while he’s out, but to do that, I’ll need to get rid of a pitcher. Do you see one I could do without, or should I sit tight for a day or two and see if Tulo’s return is eminent? I’ve got Michael Morse and Jose Tabata not playing so my wiggle room is non-existant.
    Thanks Grey.

  95. Oilcan Giuseppe says:
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    Grey:could you rank these three?….Wells,C. Pena, el Caballo.

    thnks.

    10 team h2h 8×8(TB’s,OBP,XBH)

  96. BucLover says:
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    BTW, I’ll probably be picking up Betancourt or M. Tejada to fill in for Tulo.

  97. pipa says:
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    What you think about Reynolds for Carpenter. I have Gordon to put at 3rd if I trade Reynolds away.

  98. Brew Crew says:
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    Pick one for UTIL:

    Moose, Hosmer @ CWS (Peavy), or Snider @ BOS (Lester)

    Thanks…

  99. Eddie says:
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    Pujols is off the DL….
    Rick James thinks that Winstrol is a hell of a drug.

  100. Oilcan Giuseppe says:
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    anyone heard about Braun’s status for tonight?

  101. Steve says:
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    @Grey: Judging from a reply above, you’re willing to give Bernadina a few more?

  102. Steve says:
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    Oh yeah – and big ups to Doc for a great round-up. Going over the middle for Razzball since, you know, whenever.

  103. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Steve: I am willing, yeah.

  104. Steve says:
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    @Grey: Another quick one. In the ol’ (12-team) H2H I have both Snider and Joyce currently rostered. Seems a bit pointless to have both (they’re both LF and RF eligible) – who do you like in the long run?

    As the Eagles might have said.

  105. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    finnaly gave up on jemmings with current DTD guys morse and cargo,picked up byrd and maybin

  106. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    jennings that is

  107. Oilcan Giuseppe says:
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    @Grey: definitely awesome….I really liked the Titus Andronicus TMBG cover too.Im kinda’ obsessed w/ Titus Andronicus.

  108. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Steve: Joyce

    @AL KOHOLIC: Gotcha

    @Oilcan Giuseppe: I didn’t love that one, didn’t like Tom Petty either or the Toto one… George Michael wasn’t bad.

  109. Voidoid says:
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    Hey Grey- is there a razzball term for when one of your pitchers hits a grand slam off one of your other pitchers? (besides ZOINKS!)

  110. Oilcan Giuseppe says:
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    screw you Grandy man….he’s been kicking my ass in multiple leagues all yr and Im sick of it.

  111. Steve says:
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    And now I’m glad I sat Carrasco. And Wandy.

  112. Steve says:
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    @Oilcan Giuseppe: Yeah – this is all coming a year too late for me.

  113. black love says:
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    is Mauer/Liriano for McCutchen fair?

  114. Steve says:
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    Lester out of the game. No idea why as yet.

  115. Steve says:
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    @Oilcan Giuseppe: He’s just making fun of us now.

  116. pipa says:
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    who is ROS?

  117. bogbert says:
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    This seems like a no-brainer, but maybe I’m missing something, thus the post.

    Was just offered Garza for Vogelsong. Take Garza and run?

  118. pipa says:
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    NM…duh.

  119. ThE sHiT says:
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    @Grey: Snider is out there on waivers. Drop any of Boesch, Garza, or Beachy for this guy? I still have Crawford on the DL, so one of these guys will have to go at soon, unless i can pull a 2 for 1 deal quickly. Thanks

  120. Oilcan Giuseppe says:
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    is Todd Coffee the fattest player other than Fielder?

  121. ThE sHiT says:
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    @Grey: Thought so, thanks for the confirmation. I have a feeling Snider will explode in the second half, and then be a CarGo of last year next season.

  122. Steve says:
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    Wolfman getting jacked.

    Ah, that one never gets old. Not for me at least.

  123. Steve says:
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    Jeez, I came *this* close to grabbing Karstens for a spot start in the RCL.

  124. Oilcan Giuseppe says:
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    wow….Roenike just let Wolf hit after giving up seven runs.I guess he figures there’s more damage to be done to my ERA.thanks Ron roenike.thanks a lot.

  125. Steve says:
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    Lester strained his lat, apparently.

  126. fyodor says:
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    Grey.

    At this point would you want Chacin, Beachy, or Garza?

    Thanks.

  127. Mr. Neutron says:
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    Grey,

    Please pick two:

    Fister @Ana
    Dickey @SF
    F. Garcia vs. TB
    Buehrle vs. Minn
    Capuano @SF

  128. Steve says:
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    Come on Papelbon, you fool. Finish it.

  129. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @fyodor: beachy

  130. Steve says:
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    @Steve: 4 hits and a walk. Is a save worth a 5.00 WHIP?

  131. Wilsonian says:
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    Is that a Dan Struggla sighting? 2 hits in one game?!?! No friggin’ way!?!

  132. Wilsonian says:
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    Also, Ass-Dribble left with an ankle sprain and Baker left with right elbow shizz…

  133. quimmy says:
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    @all:

    keeper league:

    i just got offered:

    his: pence, n.cruz and srod
    for
    my: cargo, snider and jzimm

    thoughts?

  134. Oilcan Giuseppe says:
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    the injury situation is ridiculous right now:Reyes,Youk,Tulo,CarGo,Baker,Lester,Gordon,Morse, Madson,Braun,Zambrano,Putz,Victorino,VMart,Danks,Rivera….all within the past week or so.

  135. herschel says:
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    @Grey: assuming he gets called up relatively soon, kipnis vs chisenhall?

  136. Wilsonian says:
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    @Oilcan Giuseppe: I believe that would be referred to as the “Injury SHITuation”.

  137. Steve says:
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    Anyone know anything about this Louis Coleman fella who’s been doing work for the Royals of late?

  138. chata says:
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    @ Grey and aspiring analcysts :

    why/how isn’t Peavy the same pitcher that he used to be ?

    does he have a chance of recovering his old form , or is this some sort
    of post-operative adjustment to his approach ?

    thanking you , in advance .

  139. quimmy says:
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    @grey: accepted. its year one of a 15 team keeper league. we start 4 OF, my 4 now are Kemp, JUP, Pence and Cruz. i it weird of i go to sleep with a chubby tonight?

  140. JackInTheBox says:
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    @Grey: As you’ve already said Valencia over Moose and I’m getting a little bored with Moose…who would you rather? Glass Chipper or Valencia?

  141. fyodor says:
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    @AL KOHOLIC:

    AL.

    Thanks.

    Best luck in your recovery.

  142. JackInTheBox says:
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    @Grey: much thanks

  143. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @fyodor: thanks,im walking like a 90 year old man but walking,its actually getting better every day,thinking 3 weeks till i return to work

  144. Steve says:
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    And somewhere Murray Chass yells out from the sofa to his wife who is doing the dishes – “I told you that Hernandez fella hadn’t done enough to help his team win.”

  145. GTG says:
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    FU Brandon League. They should make you the starter and let Felix blow your effing wins.
    Good night.

  146. Fletch says:
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    For fuck sake…I lose a Felix win in the 9th only to exchange it for a Bailey loss in the 10th. I can’t win.

  147. Feeding the Abscess

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    Hot damn, League blew Felix’s win, Bell’s hard at work blowing Stauffer’s win. I think it’s time for scorers to take a stand and stop awarding wins to relievers who blow saves.

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