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Matt Lindstrom threw 1 IP, 2 ER and his second blown save in two games and third in his last four.  If you’re not reading this until Sunday, he probably blew another game.  Oops, there goes another one.  I grabbed Brandon Lyon in two leagues where he was available.  If it was simply Lindstrom sucking, I’d say you can hold off, but Lindstrom said he has mechanical issues.  You know what mechanical issues are code for, right?  A breakdown.  In the mean’s while, Lyon is just okay.  If I said he was good, I’d be (Mad Lib in your own pun).  But Lyon does have closing experience, so there’s that junebug on the duck’s back or some other yokelism.  As for Matt Capps, his rope is a bit longer, but his shakes haven’t been great either.  Yesterday, he went 2/3 IP, 3 unearned runs and the third time he was Cappsized this year.  Ticker shock due to Cristian Guzman playing about fifty feet too far behind 2nd.  It was Guzman’s third error of the game.  [mind-boggling] I realize the Nats are the Nots without Guzman and all, but there really should’ve been a defensive replacement in this game. [/mind-boggling]  I’d pray that Capps rights his own ship and grab Lyon if you have room.  Besides, Clippard’s probably owned anyway because he has, like, 17 wins.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Jack Cust – It took forever and a day, but Cust hit his first home run.  He’s streaky like your hair when you used to wear Zubaz, so if there’s a time to grab Cust, now would be it.

Kurt Suzuki - 2-for-5 with 2 HRs and his 3rd in two games.  I was about to say it doesn’t matter because he’s probably owned everywhere, but then I saw he’s only owned in 35% of ESPN leagues.  Zoinks!  Hey, I’m not a huge fan of Suzuki, but I can’t imagine he’s not better than who some of you own.

Brett Anderson – Left the game after 2 innings with a sore elbow.  I’m not going to sugarcoat it for you; it’s a bad sign.  If I were to read his tea leaves, I’d say he’s probably out until the All-Star Game.  But if I were the type to read tea leaves, I’d probably just spray his elbow with Windex and tell him to go pitch.  I’d hold him for now and hope for the best and expect the opposite.

Kevin Kouzmanoff – Hit his 2nd homer in two games.  He’ll be in this afternoon’s Buy/Sell.  How’s that for a hard sell?!  Or is it a hard buy?  Or is it hard up?

Kris Medlen – 7 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 hits, no walks, 4 Ks.  He actually looked even better than the line.  Two infield singles in the 8th scored with one being a broken bat jobber.  Yes, I’m a big fan, but he has a 2.79 ERA on the year; you should be too.

Troy Glaus – 2-for-4 and his 4th homer in his last five games.  He should have 5, but Ibanez robbed him on Wednesday.  Can’t Ibanez do anything right?  No, no he can’t.  BTW, Glaus is only owned in 77% of ESPN leagues.  Glaus who was the NL Player of the Month for May.  It really takes this long to add a guy?  If you’ve abandoned your team, why are you reading this?  For the funnies?  Then skip ahead to Bush, Maggs, Freddy Garcia and Fuentes.

Jason Bartlett – Headed to the DL with moans over his hammy.  The strain was considered mild when it happened last week and now he’s going on the DL.  You deduce what you want from that, but for a guy who gains value for fantasy with his legs this is not a good sign.

Carlos Lee – Back-to-back games with a homer.  I think I said this before, but Lee will hit 25 homers and bat around .270.  At some point, he’s got to get there.  And that’s me thinking I said something I might not have said!

Dave Bush – He said that the scratching this weekend has nothing to do with his finger’s blister.  Maybe the scratching has to do with his lip’s blister.

Mark Teahen – Had surgery on the tip of his middle finger.  Medical name of the surgery is “Fixin’ The Bird.”  Teahen will miss 4-6 weeks.

Carlos Quentin – 1-for-3 with his third homer in his last five games.  As Ozzie said on Twitter:  #it’saboutfreakintime.

Magglio Ordonez – 3-for-5 and came within a single of the cycle.  He would’ve had a single but Jim Joyce called it a homer.

Austin Jackson – 4-for-6 with a .341 average on the year.  It’s nice and all, but he also has only 8 steals and 1 homer.  Also, his BABIP is totally, flippin’ out of control.  Okay, you know how I feel about this guy.  Moving on…

Adam Jones – Hit his 6th homer yesterday.  I was thinking about Adam Jones’s year so far (while laying on my couch, sipping a blender drink).  Really, what’s the best case scenario for Jones?  He had a 19/10 year in ’09, batting .277.  So if he doesn’t take a huge step forward, what are we getting?  We’re getting a poor man’s Pence.  It’s okay, but his team’s offense is terrible, which will limit Runs and RBIs.  When in doubt, I’d still go with the upside, but I think we need to start tempering our expectations.

Josh Johnson – 7 IP, 1 ER, 10 baserunners, 8 Ks and a 2.10 ERA on the year.  Getting lost in the Ubaldo craze is the fact that Josh Johnson actually has a better xFIP and K-rate than Ubaldo.  Hey, maybe Keith Law will vote for Johnson instead of Ubaldo for the NL Cy Young.

Chris Coghlan – 2-for-3 while raising his average from .213 to .249 in ten games.  Yup.

Bobby Jenks – As reported here after being read elsewhere, Jenks is the closer again as he pitched a scoreless inning yesterday to get the save.

Freddy Garcia – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks vs. the Rangers who can’t hit in away games.  No matter what Gavin Floyd has to say about it.  BTW, this is Freddy Garcia before the game, this is him after when he let his hair down.

Pat Burrell – Likely getting called up by San Francisco this weekend.  I’m gonna go out on a limb and say the bears are gonna love Pat the Bat.  And I’m not talking about the Golden State Bears.  Burrell could be a bat off the bench and he might see a few games a week in the outfield against lefties.  In NL-Only leagues, it’s worth a look.

Felix Hernandez – 8 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks, including a 4 strikeout 8th inning as he had his way with the Twins.  His ERA is now down to 3.26 and he looks like the ace you drafted.

Jose Lopez – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer in the last 7 games.  On a struggling team, I made a bold (read:  dumb) move last week, trading Cano for Lopez and Garza.  So far, it hasn’t looked terrible, but it’s still early and I have plenty of time to regret it.  Pray for me, Razzballers.

Zack Greinke – 6 IP, 4 ER, 13 baserunners, 6 Ks.  I think how badly he was outpitched by Jered Weaver (7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks) says all that needs to be said.

Torii Hunter – 2-for-4 with his 9th homer.  He also has 5 steals.  I understand everyone wants 5 Ryan Braun’s in their outfield, but I don’t understand when I get comments about dropping guys like Hunter.  Maybe he’s a bit yawnstipating, but he’s on pace for exactly what he should be.  Somewhere in the 25/17 neighborhood.  What were the royal you looking for when you drafted him?

Brian Fuentes – 1 IP, 2 ER for the save.  He gave up a two-run homer to Willie Bloomquist.  That’s like when a prostitute has sex with a hobo out of pity.

96 Responses

  1. Bryan says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Sorry for the multiple posts. I wasn’t sure where to post this.

    Anyway, Alexi Ramirez is driving me crazy! Should I finally cut bait and add some other schmohawk like Scutaro, Brignac, Guzman, Ocab, etc? Or should I just ride out Alexi as he tortoises me to a .265 12/15 type season?

    P.s. I truly love the site! Best fantasy advice out, IMO.

    Thanks,
    Bryan

  2. Eric says:
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    Great stuff as usual.

    Would you start Latos at Philadelphia tomorrow?

    Also, how much do you like Medlen? Top 50 pitcher? Top 40?

  3. Justin Beaver says:
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    Just picked up Glaus and Rolen. What is it, 2003? I have room for 2, who(m) do I look to keep around in an OPS oriented league?

    Rolen, Glaus, Jose Lopez, Furcal, Adam LaRoche

  4. JamaicanMeCrazy says:
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    Ello Mr. Grey,

    Which side do you prefer sir:

    Medlen, Utley

    or

    Ubaldo, Ian Stewart

    Greetings from Kingston. It’s currently a warzone but please visit during happier times.

  5. Steve says:
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    @Eric: I’ve already had the nay on Latos from His Greyness.

    Grey – you think Medlen sticks in the rotation? I picked him up for a spot start in my H2H league, but could perhaps be worth hanging on to?

  6. Tony says:
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    He would’ve had a single but Jim Joyce called it a homer.

    HA!!!!! Jim Joyce being the classy guy he is either just fell out of his chair laughing or will never read razzball again, this is all assuming he’s a big razzer…. maybe he was playing an owner that spot pitched galaragga and couldn’t have him throw the perfect game (thats a category in jim joyce’s league) so he botched the call?

    oh fantasy baseball…..

  7. Tony says:
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    @Bryan: if those are your replacement choices i’d sit tight with alexie…. June is usually when he starts hitting so you might as well see if that happens again. He might/should bat .300 from here on out…..

  8. Terrence Mann says:
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    Your Cano deal is the worst Yankee trade since Buhner for Ken Phelps.

  9. Eric H. says:
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    “If I said he was good, I’d be flat-out Lyon to you!”

  10. Jangles says:
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    @Grey

    Great stuff, coffee is everywhere. My brother wants trade me his Kevin Gregg for my Bobby Jenks. What would you do? I am leaning toward keeping Jenks; Ozzie is a chubby chaser!

  11. Wah says:
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    My team is listed below.

    This is a 12 team, H2H league. We keep up to 6 players.

    Categories:
    R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG
    W, SV, K, ERA, WHIP

    I was offered:
    Ryan Howard, Manny Ramirez, Jon Garland and Trevor Hoffman

    for:
    Johan Santana, Alex Rios, Mariano Rivera

    Both teams are below. I feel like the deal is decent given my SP depth.. but part of me feels like I can get more from this guy.

    My team:
    C- Napoli
    1B-LaRoche
    2B- Pedroia
    SS- Bartlett
    3B- Youkilis
    OF- Werth
    OF- Rios
    OF- Lind
    UT- Hart
    UT- Damon
    BN- Smoak, I. Stewart, Headley,
    DL- Beltran

    SP- J. Santana
    SP- A. Wainwright
    RP-J. Broxton
    RP-M. Rivera
    P-H. Bell
    P-J. Contreras
    P- D. Haren
    P- Y. Gallardo
    P-M. Latos
    P- K. Slowey

    His Team:
    C- Posada
    1B- Howard
    2B-K. Johnson
    SS-Jeter
    3B-C. Jones
    OF-Gardner
    OF-M. Ramirez
    OF-T. Hunter
    UT-Konerko
    UT-Soriano
    BN – Podsednik, Hawpe

    SP-CJ Wilson
    SP- Burnett
    RP-Brad Lidge
    P- Brett Myers
    P-Pettite
    P-Garland
    P-Dempster
    P-Millwood
    P-C. Lewis
    P-Hoffman
    P-Niemann
    DL- Penny, DeLaRosa

    Ultimately, I’d like to flip Howard for Fielder, Pujols, A-Rod, etc. And eventually, I’d like to flip Youk and Pedroia also.

  12. TheEvilEmpire says:
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    Carrying Olivo and Montero who is about to come off the DL. Which one should I try to trade?

  13. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    @Wah: i’d see if you could get dempster or someone out of him instead of the garland/hoffman duo. dempster gives you Ks and his ratios are right at where you’d expect them to be in september, so it’s unlikely a big correction is coming. the same can’t be said about garland. his era could easily be 5.00 from now until september.

    also, maybe even see if you could get hunter instead of manny? maybe manny has a hot few months left in him but with each passing year the chances are that maybe he’s just dunzo.

  14. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    @Justin Beaver: i think you keep rolen and glaus. both appear healthy for the first time in a few years and are hitting like their prime. that said, they could cough and land on the DL this afternoon.

    furcal is OK for some SBs but it an OPS killer. lopez is heating up and brings nice eligibility, but his lack of BBs really brings down the OPS. laroche isn’t bad, but he’s just not playing as well as rolen and glaus.

  15. Donnie Baseball says:
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    Poor man’s Hunter Pence for Jones. You’re being way to kind. He’s brutal.

    If Pie didn’t get hurt, he would have been the one in the minors not Reimold.

    He is my player to hate this year. Single handedly destroying my teams.

    /rant

  16. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    @Donnie Baseball: yeah, when injuries started piling up, i cut bait with adam jones in early may for greener pastures like troy glaus. i’d rather carry a guy like justin smoak who appears to be more unlucky than lost.

  17. Giant JJ says:
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    It looks bleak for derosa’s season but he is on a rehab assignment. Would you trade masterson for derosa?

  18. Tony says:
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    @ThePoonTycoon: or ANYONE:

    Kemp or Carlos gonzalez/Strasburg……? RCL

  19. Eric C. says:
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    Anyone buying Anibal Sanchez’s success so far?

  20. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    @Tony: kemp…can’t tell anyone to trade away a 1st rounder for a guy that doesn’t walk and a guy whose never pitched in the majors.

    btw, it’s pretty disappointing i bought nats tickets for tonight when all the june 4th strasburg was going on. i mean it made sense, they could get 2 starts out of him in the homestand against the reds and the pirates, selling out 2 games against teams that otherwise would put about 15,000 fans in the seats. plus have THE sports news story of the day/weekend instead of a random tuesday.

    then i was away from the computer the day they officially announced june 8, and by the time i got on that night seats were gone.

    f’ing nats.

  21. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    @Eric C.: it’ll normalize out, like mid-3.00 era, but he was a big-time talent coming up and pitched well before he got hurt, so it’s at least somewhat legit.

  22. mgeoffriau

    Mark Geoffriau says:
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    Woo! Another day, another save speculation question.

    Heilman or Lyon? Lyon, right?

  23. Critter Nagurski says:
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    references to my big fat greek wedding, keith law’s 09 cy ballot..

    these things keep me coming back for more. i’ve started checking razzball before the news

  24. Big Nate says:
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    When Freddy lets his hair down he looks like he might be related to this guy: http://www.aaanativearts.com/tatanka_iyotanka.jpg

    Replacement for Bartlett on the DL and possibly for the rest of the season?

    Theriot
    Brignac
    Aybar
    Scutaro
    Cristian Guzman

    Also – Any word on whether Kendry Morales will be back at all this season? His owner dropped him and I’m tempted to stash him on the DL for a September run.

  25. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    @Big Nate: go with brignac. without bartlett, he’ll get full-time ABs, and at least he is young and has some upside, and thus far is playing pretty well. the rest of those guys are vets with a long track record of mediocrity. if brignac fails, you’ll still have at least 2 or 3 of the the riot, aybar, guzman, and scutaro to choose from in a month.

  26. Kazmere says:
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    ****White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen indicated that he may play Jayson Nix over Gordon Beckham at second base moving forward.
    ****

  27. hoju says:
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    You know, when I paid top dollar for Lincecum and Greinke at the draft I thought I was doing the smart thing getting both 09 Cy guys. I expected Zack to regress a little bit, but COME ON! I can handle the no wins to an extent, but getting shelled??? I hate this game*. It doesn’t help that I started Takahashi this week too.

    *Unalduterated lie

  28. knighttown says:
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    Yeah, Adam Jones is on notice. I’ve added Fred Lewis for Nellie Cruz’s absence and when he comes back (or Snider) I’ll have to make some tough decisions.

  29. mr baseball says:
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    @Kazmere Says: Reality Check – no one is winning any fantasy league with Gordon Beckham as your starting 2nd baseman anyway – in fact this should be good news – now you can dump him

  30. Wilsonian says:
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    @Grey/Poon/Anyone: I’m stashing Carlos Santana on my bench in hopes that he gets the call. But after what I read yesterday (1st comment in “Closer Look”) it’s looking like he might not get the call in the near future, which is really sad given the fact that the Indians, are, well, really sad. Anyway…to my Q:

    In a 16 Team H2H Keeper here is my offense: Soto (case in point for Santana), Dunn, Kelly Jo, Wright, Alexei, Hamilton, Hunter, Lind, Headley, Smoak, Santana, Snider – DL.

    Brignac, Cust, Sean Rod are all available. I’m feeling like I need another usable bat (being that Santana and Snider are giving me nothing). I’m leaning toward snagging Brignac or Cust for Santana so that I have someone that is at least slightly producing that I can pencil in on days off at worst. What say you, sir(s)?

  31. sean says:
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    Roughly about the third of the way through the season and Carlos Pena has done nothing but take a dump on my roster at CI. With his second-half power potential, I can’t outright drop him; he could hit 25 bombs in June, July, and August

    I’ve got a tenuous hold on first place in an all-or-nothing cash league, but I’ve giving back a ton of points to the field in the power categories with my CI putting up an 0-for-4 or 1-for-5 every night.

    I’ve got surplus pitching (Josh Johnson, Lester, Nolasco, Haren, Hamels, JOSanchez, Carlos Silva, and Jaime Garcia) and some movable parts on offense (Pena, Pacman, Headley, Gomes, Damon).

    Would it be worthwhile to package some of these guys for a more dependable source of power at the CI slot, and, if so, who do I want and who do I want to give?

  32. bobbo says:
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    @Grey: Who has a better shot of providing the most (read: any) value for the rest of the season: Ibanez, Beckham, or Borbon?

  33. Kazmere says:
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    @mr baseball: Absolutely. I was posting for the 2 two readers that still had Beckham, McLouth, and Clint Barmes on their rosters…

  34. Jules says:
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    @anybody

    felipe lopez or reid brignac? who is better, bb’s and slugging count

    also

    gregg or lyon? probably gregg bc he already has the job…sort of

  35. keith says:
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    @all

    manny/dunn (ops league)

    for

    konerko/carpenter

  36. mr baseball says:
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    @hoju Says:

    You know, when I paid top dollar for Lincecum and Greinke at the draft I thought I was doing the smart thing

    ha

  37. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    @keith: carp side easy

    @Wilsonian: i would drop him for brignac. it’s doubtful he goes all ryan braun on us. most likely his numbers aren’t that dissimilar from soto from the time he gets the call going foward. look at all world C matt wieters.

    @sean: i’d try to combine garcia with headley or gomes. if you can’t get something reasonable, bump up from garcia to hamels and see what happens. (note i’m not a big hamels believer, so if you could find someone who is, i’d move him)

  38. Cookie's Monsters says:
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    just traded Markakis and Cordero for Greinke and Rasmus….thoughts?

  39. Eddy says:
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    @Grey
    Those blurbs that include pics such as this one and The Great Khali are priceless!

    And to kind of continue a question yesterday–you said Coghlan>O.Hudson. Somehow it must have ran right past me that Coghlan is owned.

    My 2 part question: Who is the most expendable out of Wandy Rodriguez, Randy Wells, Ian Kennedy, and Jaime Garcia?

    Is that guy worth 1 for 1 for Coghlan?

  40. mr baseball says:
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    Former slugger Jose Canseco said he told a federal grand jury Thursday that he had never seen Roger Clemens use steroids, maintaining the support he’s shown for the former ace since 2008.
    although I notice when I took a shower with him that he had shrunken testicles

  41. mr baseball says:
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    @Cookie’s Monsters Says: you now have the best 1- 7 pitcher in baseball

  42. Wilsonian says:
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    @ThePoonTycoon: thanks, just made the move. Felt like the right thing to do, but I like to send a “feeler” out to see what other well-respected fantasy baseball enthusiasts have to say. Brignac, in only limited time, has still produced admirably. And with consistent PT, hell he might be better than either Kelly Jo or not so sexy Alexei.

  43. steamer says:
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    Everytime I’m just about to drop Adam Jones, he goes & hits a solo home run. Owning this guy is torture.

    Anyone think Napoli has more value since he’s getting some starts at 1B? I’m looking at a bench bat & Napoli would be nice if he gets 1B eligibility. The other guys I’m looking at are Overbay, Yunel. I already have VMart, but is Napoli more valuable then those other guys regardless of position?

  44. Nathan says:
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    I’ve been offered Greinke and Bourne for Vazquez, Ely, and Span. It’s a standard H2H league (OBP instead of AVG) and aside from Ubaldo, my pitching staff is a bit of a mess (Ubaldo, Hamels, Nolasco, Vazquez, Ely, DL Rosa [get it!?!?]).

    This is a no brainer right? Is Greinke going to start being more Greinke-like?

  45. mr baseball says:
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    @Kazmere Says: come on Kazmere you know you have some manlove for Beckham

  46. mr baseball says:
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    @Nathan Says: Is Greinke going to start being more Greinke-like?
    I would email – Miss Cleo, is a self-proclaimed psychic – she will have the answer for you

  47. pwire says:
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    Which side would you want to be on?
    Hanley and Cecil for Tulo and Wagner

  48. Nathan says:
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    @mr baseball: Yeah, you’re right. Stupid question. Was supposed to be more rhetorical than anything.

  49. Johnnie LeMaster says:
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    I’m going to start shoehorning in the “moans over my hammy” joke wherever I can. With proper attribution, of course.

    Drop Contreras for Lyon? Or wait for Lidge to essplode?

    @Jangles: I would bet my life that Ozzie is indeed a chubby chaser.

  50. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    @Nathan: i would bet on grienke being grienke-like before i’d bet on vazquez being anything more than up-and-down or ely continuing to do a greg maddux interpretation.

  51. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Bryan: Thanks for the kind words! Eh… I’d just hold.

    @Eric: Medlen can’t throw more than 100 pitches and he could still get bumped to keep his innings down, so I do like him, but not more than a #4 to 5 fantasy starter. But while he’s starting, worth owning. I wouldn’t start Latos.

    @Justin Beaver: Lopez and Rolen or Glaus… Flip a coin. Unless you’re fine at 2nd and Lopez does nothing for you, then Rolen and Glaus.

    @JamaicanMeCrazy: Ha… Utley side, but depends on needs.

    @Steve: For now I would hold him.

    @Tony: Hehe

    @Terrence Mann: Ha! Yes, yes it is.

    @Eric H.: Nice…

    @Jangles: Thanks! I wouldn’t make that trade.

    @Wah: I think it’s a bit too much. His team is also crizzap, so it’s hard to find a decent trade with him. See if he’ll do Johan and LaRoche for Howard and that’s it. He gets what he wants and a decent second half hitter and you get Howard.

    @TheEvilEmpire: Try to trade MOntero or whichever one gives you more, but I think that’ll be Montero.

    @Donnie Baseball: Yeah, maybe.

    @Giant JJ: What’s this a 40 team league? I wouldn’t make the trade.

    @Mark Geoffriau: I’d hold Heilman.

    @Critter Nagurski: Ha, thanks.

    @Big Nate: Ha, nice…. re: Kendry – Eh. Brignac…

    @Kazmere: Thanks for the heads up!

    @hoju: You may as well be talking about the team where I traded for Garza.

    @knighttown: Uh-oh, knighttown enforcing production.

    @mr baseball: Ha

    @Wilsonian: Cust, lose Santana.

    @sean: Garcia and Pacman for Butler? Glaus? You’ll be happy to know a Pena post is coming in about three hours.

    @bobbo: Borbon for steals, Ibanez for power/RBIs.

    @Kazmere: Ha!

    @Jules: Brignac has some upside… Gregg…

    @keith: I’d take Konerko and Carp, but it’s fair.

    @Cookie’s Monsters: It’s okay, depends on needs.

    @Eddy: Thanks! Wandy for Coghlan is fair.

    @mr baseball: Ha!

    @steamer: I’d own Napoli and trade V-Mart.

    @Nathan: Ha… I’d take Greinke there.

    @pwire: Hanley side.

    @Johnnie LeMaster: Ha… I’d hold Contreras until we saw a save from Lidge.

  52. Nathan says:
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    Sweet, it’s done. It’s always a nice feeling trading 3 guys you got off waivers for a guy drafted in the 3rd round.

  53. Professor Chaos says:
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    Grey, you brought the thunder today, nice work. Am I crazy or can Glaus go 30/100? Also, with Stephen Drew being so yawnstipating at SS, would you drop Contreras to take a chance on Brignac?

  54. MattW says:
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    @Grey: Can you rank the following going forward in a 6×6 12 team H2H (ERA, WHIP, OBPA)?

    Medlen
    Chacin
    Silva

  55. Wah says:
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    Grey/et al.

    I countered with:

    My:
    Johan, Rios, Rivera

    for

    His:
    Howard, Hunter, Dempster

    Is that better? I also sent over the Howard for Santana/LaRoche deal.

  56. floridamach1 says:
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    @Grey: @anyone, really: I already have 82 starts in a 225 max start league. (Should have 73 for on pace). I have Kershaw, Scherzer and Latos. I am definitely starting Kershaw and sitting Latos due to the Halladay matchup (I badly need wins). Is Scherzer worth putting me even more over pace today?

  57. MattW says:
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    @Wah: I’d want Howard…

  58. Wah says:
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    * I should specify Mariano Rivera in the above deal. My bad.

  59. and1mcgee says:
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    1. LOL @ “And that’s me thinking I said something I might not have said!”
    2. Trading Cano for, ahem, Jose Lopez and Matt Garza? I don’t know what your problem is, guru.

  60. Infamy707 says:
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    I was just offered this trade: I give Dotel, Lidge, and Span and I get Carlos Pena,Chris Young, And Greinke. I kinda feel bad accepting this. Is this a really really good deal even tho I’m kinda lacking on steals? To Add I also Have Marmol Aardsma and Nunez as my other closers

  61. Grey

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    @Professor Chaos: You’re not crazy, if Glaus stays healthy. I’d hold Drew and Jose.

    @MattW: They’re ranked.

    @Wah: I’d take Howard.

    @floridamach1: I’d start him.

    @and1mcgee: Hehe… Yeah, I had to go big (and stupid) or go home in that league.

    @Infamy707: I’d take Greinke.

  62. Wah says:
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    What about Fielder, Markakis, K-Rod for J. Santana, A. Rios, and M . Rivera?

  63. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    @Professor Chaos: i started the season watching glaus closely on the WW, and grabbed him in early may when he started heating up in all 3 of my leagues, so let’s hope he stays healthy. right now the shoulder seems to be 100%. batting behind heyward and glass chipper, he’s got some serious OBP guys in front of him so the RBI chances will be there.

  64. and1mcgee says:
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    @Grey: I don’t even know if I’d do Lopez and Ubaldo at this point. Cano just plain hasn’t stopped. He’s like one of those $0.25 kiddie rides outside the grocery store with a glitch…

  65. sean says:
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    @Wilsonian: Totally agreed. I have him in a keeper league stashed on the bench, but it looks like he’ll be a September call up save for an injury to Marson.

    Posada has a similar CS% and he’s done just fine for himself (though I yell at the TV nightly when he’s behind the dish).

  66. Quimmy says:
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    So got an offer from an owner today that I turned down 2 weeks ago but am not considering seriously.

    My Team

    Buck
    Laroche
    Phillips
    Brignac
    Stewart
    Bautista
    Lind
    Hamilton
    Quentin
    CarGo
    Headley/Borbon/Lewis

    Was offered my Rollins for his Berkman/S.Drew

    Am I better off bailing on Rollins here, my offense is sputtering!

  67. JRT says:
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    I am pretty sure no one asked – is anyone starting Kennedy vs Rockies today?

    I assume Latos is a no as well. Thanks.

  68. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    @Quimmy: (1) drew isn’t saving your offense

    (2) berkman is at least just as likely if not more likely to end up on the DL than rollins is again. plus berkman hasn’t done much since he came off the DL. at least rollins has raked when he’s played, and he’s a 2nd half hitter.

  69. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Correia and Rowand for Adam LaRoche? Which side?

  70. Grey

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    @Wah: I’d take Fielder.

    @and1mcgee: Oh, the trade’s even worse when you consider I have Lincecum and Greinke. As Rudy said, I shouldn’t trade while drunk.

    @Quimmy: I agree with Poon.

    @JRT: I’d start Kennedy at home and not Latos in Philly.

    @Mr. Rickey: LaRoche…

  71. Wah says:
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    Ok then.. so would you rather have:

    Fielder, Markakis, K-Rod

    or

    Howard, Hunter, Dempster

    Keeper league.. I can keep 6 and it’d either be Fielder or Howard depending on which deal I do.

  72. Grey

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    @Wah: Prefer Howard side.

  73. Wilsonian says:
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    @Grey: Medlen or C.Lewis in a 12 Team H2H non-keeper?

  74. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    i could use SBs and Rs…jaime garcia for span sounds about right, right?

  75. Grey

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    @Wilsonian: Medlen, but he won’t be starting the whole year. If that’s what you need, Lewis…

    @ThePoonTycoon: Yup

  76. GTS says:
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    Would you start Ely vs ATL (Tim Hudson) this week?

  77. J-Jizzle says:
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    I hope Zambrano shows up in the buy

  78. Grey

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    @GTS: Sure

    @J-Jizzle: I wouldn’t bet on it, though I’m not sure what odds you’re getting.

  79. Wilsonian says:
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    16 Team H2H Keeper – Bengie Molina or Soto? It just occurred to me that Molina is a FA, but it almost looks like 6 in one, half dozen int he other…

  80. hoju says:
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    Let’s just say I’m going to sell Lincecum for Hanson and another SP. What caliber should that other SP be? 12 tm H2H mixed non-keeper.

  81. Grey

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    @hoju: #2 guy… Think Hamels.

  82. Grady Branmuffin says:
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    Hey all,

    I need a stopgap at SS until (if?) Rollins comes back. Which schmohawk should I grab: OCab, Yunel, Alexei, or Brignac?

    Thanks.

  83. Chupacabra says:
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    Which one should I grab off the waiver wire:

    Brett Cecil
    Anibal Sanchez
    Kris Medlen

  84. KarlJ. says:
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    Just traded Garcia for Shields and then flipped Shields for Posey.
    Without posting my whole team, did I get decent value back?
    I think I remember Grey saying the other day that Posey could be worth a #2 starter type ( I consider Garcia/ Shields to be #4 or #5 ‘s)

  85. chooch says:
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    adam jones and j. garcia for cain. non keeper league

  86. JaimacanMeCrazy says:
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    @Grey: Thanks Grey, I just accepted the Ubaldo for Utley deal. My offense is stacked, i’ve got Cano, Utley, Miggy C and Longoria in my infield alone. But in a 12 team 5X5 roto league, i’m not sure i have enough pitching with the subtraction of Ubaldo.

    Here’s my staff: Hamels, Price, Nolasco, Bucholz, Erv Santana, Cueto, Ely, Cecil, Medlen

    Could I get by with this staff or do I need to add a legit #1?

  87. tHe ShiT says:
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    @Grey: Morning Grey, gna b a beautiful wknd in sunny LA. But, I will b gettin my fucked up on 2moro starting at 6am on a trip 2 stateline, yeah! Anyhow, with Brignac getting regular playing time assured 4 the time being, is he this years Zobrist minus a lil power? If not can you compare him 2 sum1. Who produces more, him or S-Rod? Thx and sorry 4 the multiple Qs.

  88. Ryan Beariot says:
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    Grey, with Bartlett injured, this means more playing time for Reid Brignac, right? And if so, what do you expect of him?

  89. Just Another Steve says:
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    And Cristian Guzman was starting because Ian Desmond had made three errors in the previous game!

  90. Grey

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    @chooch: Eh…

    @JaimacanMeCrazy: You should be okay. At least for now.

    @tHe ShiT: Morning. Brignac produces more, but Bartlett will return shortly. Brignac has 2 homers in 115+ ABs, so it’s not like he’s setting the world on fire. Ian Desmond’s actually been better.

    @Ryan Beariot: See directly above.

    @Just Another Steve: Ha…Didn’t actually know that.

  91. tHe ShiT says:
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    @Grey: Plz rank these guys 4 production/overall value: Brignac, PacMan, Boesch. S-Rod, Andruw Jones, Frenchy, Carlos Guillen, Delmon Young. These are all the guys that are available 4 my OF. If i get a SS, I could move Zorilla 2 OF. Thx Grey!

  92. T-BZA says:
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    Horrible scenario (10 team mixed), but who would you rather have Rest of Season:

    Bonderman or Kazmir?

    I’m almost thinking neither. Thanks in advance.

  93. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @tHe ShiT: Pacman, Boesch, Frenchy…

    @T-BZA: Neither… Blech… Bonderman.

    *******THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS FOR ME.*****

  94. johnbutte says:
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    Alright, I admit it, I’m the one who had the itchy trigger finger on Toriiiiiiiiiii. In my defense, its a shallow league, and I am a shallow guy.

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