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On occasion we are treated to, “Grey, you told me to…. You really hosed my team.”  It’s usually from someone with 3 replies.  I probably submitted one like it my first week at Razzball.  Regardless, it prompted me to take an accounting of Grey’s actual prognostications.  On a given day, what were the questions posed to the Wizard?  What were his recommendations? And, how did they work out?

So, I randomly chose a seemingly fitting day, the First Day of Summer, June 21.  As it happens this fell on a Sunday.  Razzball readers understand that Friday’s post is the hub for all questions related to lineup and roster changes for the weekend and the the next week (since generally there are no new posts on the weekend).  Therefore, the questions for the survey came from the two postings of Friday, June 19.

The attached excel spreadsheet (to download it) contains each of the questions, each of the responses, and spaces for evaluation: ‘+’ for Grey nailed it, ‘-’ for he might have missed it, and ‘E’ for an Even call.  You can enter your own ratings and the totals at the top will change to reflect your evaluation.

This isn’t scientific and is somewhat unfair to the Master.  We don’t have access to the team rosters of those posting questions.  The amount of data to evaluate is minuscule since it has been less than two full weeks since the posting.  In truth much of what the Wizard projects is based upon post-All-Star proclivities and a truly fair evaluation couldn’t take place until end of season.  Nevertheless, many readers evaluate the worth of Grey’s input based on immediate results.  Some of it is fair, since many transactions happen on a daily basis: players get dropped, injuries occur, etc.  So, I made my ratings on the data since June 21.  I only added a couple of lines of my own description so that you are free to make your own evaluation and ratings.

Overall, my totals came out to 41 +’s, 29 -’s, and 24 E’s.  When one thinks about it, giving thorough review and honest evaluation of 94 questions that encompass the morass of baseball statistics is staggering to me.  Indeed, a wizard sleeps with one eye open.

Thank you, Your Greyness!

  1. Doc says:
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    Hail the Greyness! Hip Hip Hooray!!!

  2. nmdunkel says:
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    So….Grey is dead-on 44% of the time, wrong 30% and pushes 26% of the time.

    Take out the ‘pushes’ and he’s right 60% of the time.

    A conservative guy would consider a push more of a win than a loss. So basically, by the numbers (that sample, anyway), Grey’s right 70-freaking-% of the time.

    It’s not just the sweet writing…

  3. nmdunkel says:
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    Oh, and Rudy is right 99% of the time. The one blemish is his irreparable belief that Pronk has always been juice-free.

  4. Dingo says:
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    This is an awesome idea, but I haven’t been able to get the spreadsheet to load up. When you click on the link, you get a webpage that shows your ratings, but there’s no way to change them… at least not in Firefox.

  5. anon says:
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    Man, you had to pick the one day that I actually asked whether or not to pick up Ian Snell, god dammit!!

    In addition to the helpful advice, we should also acknowledge the promptness of the responses. I have asked questions here and had Grey reply within 5 minutes. You don’t get service like that anywhere else!!

    I know that my team’s fortunes have 180′d (for the better) since I found this site. I have certainly asked a lot of questions here and made some ill pickups as a result (Jose Lopez!!), but I’ve also gotten countless early heads ups on closer changes, learned what FIP and xFIP is, picked up some nice pointers for the future from the draft strategy articles and risky pitcher articles, and I refer to the fantasy baseball tiers on this site all the time when making moves. All that helpful content (albeit some of that by rudy as well) wouldn’t even show up just by counting success or failure of suggestions in the comments.

    My teams have improved, my interest in fantasy baseball is at an all-time high (I mainly do hoops), and my skills as a fantasy baseball GM will be so much better after following this site for a year than what I had learned previously from reading the analcysts.

    tl;dr: Grey is the man!!

  6. anon says:
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    @Dingo: I had the same problem. A workaround is to copy and past all of the text into notepad and save it as a tab delimited file. Then open up excel. Then go to File => Open, and find the text file that you just saved (make sure on the dropdown bar for “files of type” you select “all files” – otherwise a .txt won’t appear on your list. Then select the text file, click the radio button that says “delimited”, click next, and click the box next to “tab”. Then click finish and boom you’ve got the spreadsheet!!

  7. Doug Ault says:
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    They are praising the wrong guy at the Staples Center today

    and the one being ignored is alive and knows his baseball

  8. Commish Cauda (formerly Mike) says:
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    I just read him because I have a thing for mustaches. So now it’s a win-win.

  9. Dingo says:
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    What I would love to see would be a thorough comparison of all of the self-proclaimed experts out there. Sort of a meta-analcysis, I guess. Of course, the statistical wizardry that would be required to ensure an apples-to-apples comparison across different fantasy advice-givens might make the whole effort not worth taking. And of course, it wouldn’t be able to account for Grey’s willingness to promptly answer all questions posed to him (as noted by anon), something I don’t think I’ve seen anywhere else.

    Bottom line, it’d be great to have some standard measure of who actually knows what the hell they’re talking about.

  10. Stephen says:
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    The spreadsheet in Firefox is weird, and if it would be possible to throw some lines down the scale side so we know where the score lies would be wonderful. Thanks for putting tons of time into this article.

  11. Stephen says:
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    @Dingo: No kidding. I feel like more than half have their heads up their ____ (well you know what I mean). Seriously, Brad Evans has to be the most annoying writer ever. His humor is nearing prepubescent levels and nicknames are uber lame. If there was a picture next to the definition of blabber-mouth he would fit perfectly. Either way you look at it Grey has a stellar site, and the only other decent site for information about players seems to be Rotoworld. Also, Baseball Monster is an AMAZING tool too.

  12. black love says:
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    adam jones for kevin gregg?
    jones started amazing, but now isnt really hitting, at least this last month

  13. Jeff in Westwood says:
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    leyland smokes reds. i seen ‘im

  14. nmdunkel says:
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    @ Stephen: Ha! And Joel Pinero has actually been *cough* decent.

  15. nmdunkel says:
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    Whoops, Pineiro I meant. I was trying to work in a pinata joke but lost interest forgot to edit sp.

  16. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Dingo: I had to convert the spreadsheet to an HTML file to get it on the site. (I know baseball more than computers.) So sorry about that.

    @black love: I’d want Jones.

    EDIT: Word.

  17. black love says:
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    @Grey: Jones or Dye?
    ps just dropped a couple bucks in you daquiri fund

  18. SamYo says:
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    Albert Pujols already has 10 stolen bases !?
    and DeRosa goes to 15 day DL.

  19. Stephen says:
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    @nmdunkel: I am not sure if you are rebutting me or agreeing with me… either way what does Joel Pineiro have to do with anything?

  20. Simply Fred

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    @Doc: Thanks, Doc. I’m stuck with him rostered for the week, but I knew the risks coming in. If Frasor has another performance like last night, they might rush Downs.

  21. nmdunkel says:
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    @ Stephen: Agreeing. Let’s just edit out the entire Pineiro dialogue from my posts….

  22. Paulie Allnuts

    Paulie Allnuts says:
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    Simply Fred – Great job – this must of taking you a great deal of time to do. Unfortunately, I will have to take your word for the results, as I am not as computer literate as most, and following Anon’s suggestion would just give me a headache.

    Blaming Grey, or anyone for that matter, for “hosing my team” is as ridiculous as blaming any handicapper of sports for losing a particular bet. All fantasy prognosticators make mistakes; the real question is whether the aggregate sum of one’s predictions leads to an overall improvement of position. Over the course of a season, beginning in the draft, and continuing in the daily job of managing one’s team, each fantasy owner makes thousands of decisions. Typically, the easy decisions we make ourselves; we only question Grey about the more difficult choices. So what you are saying is that Grey’s answers either help us, or do us no harm, approximately 70% of the time. I would maintain that if you only manage to hurt yourself on 30% of your most difficult decisions, you will be either the winner or in the upper tier of your league. I am a relative neophyte to fantasy baseball; last year was my first year participating in FB, and played in only one league. I happened to win the league with a great deal of luck in the playoffs. This year, I am first in a 14 team H2H league, 2nd in a 12 team H2H league, 4th in an 8 team H2H league, 3rd in the RCL league; only one league am I dragging behind – I am 8th in an H2H, and I was devastated by injuries, and the equivelant of bad luck or a low BABIP (you can roughly estimate this in H2H in Yahoo by just looking up your totals in each Cat.) And this includes all of my drafts, most of them participated in before I was introduced to this site. Without a doubt this would not be possible without Razzball.

    BTW Simply Fred – check out my last post in the Lords of Razzball.

  23. black love says:
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    @Grey: burnett and victorino for sandoval and gregg?
    which side would you rather be on?

  24. Simply Fred

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    @Grey: Grey, any way to get a better ‘spreadsheet’? When I click on the link, it is virtually unreadable. Me try posting via PM in forums? It was a considerable amount of work and a shame if readers can’t read it.

  25. Teef says:
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    Posted in the last comments section but I believe Carlos Zambrano will now be starting tonight instead of tomorrow night. Adjust accordingly.

  26. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Paulie Allnuts: Cool, glad it’s working for you.

    @black love: Victorino side.

    @Simply Fred: I did what I could, thought it was readable. It’s that bad? Hmm… Not sure. I can just upload the Excel spreedsheet itself. Was trying to make it easier.

    @Teef: Thanks for the heads up!

  27. Simply Fred

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    @Grey: Feel bad about burdening you with more work. I really can’t read it, lines cross over, not in spreadsheet format at all. I don’t know enough beyond that my original sheet works on my pc.

  28. Grey

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    @Simply Fred: It’s fixed. People can download it now if they’d like.

  29. Simply Fred

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    @Grey: Yup! Thank you.

  30. Teef says:
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    Do I run Zambrano out there on 3 days rest?

  31. Grey

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    @SamYo: Nice. At first, wasn’t sure what that article’s title was implying.

    @Teef: Sure

  32. Dealt Crash Davis and Carp for CC Sabathia about 5 days ago…. crash goes down to triple A, and carp has a nice bounce back game after a couple rough ones, but come on is he gonna stay healthy…

    glad i made that move, and grey approved of it ….LOL

    I also just dealt CAIN/QUALLS for Branyan/JUAN RIVERA….?

    which side ya like grey? i am dead last in saves, and my pitching is stacked, OF has beltran down and CQ…. plus i needed branyan with aramis just coming back for me emilio bonerface or mcghee filling my 1b/3b slots….

  33. Grey

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    @Tony Y: Prefer the Cain side, but it’s fair and can go either way.

  34. @Grey: really? i figured after all the SELL CAIN he’s bound to blow up from here on out talk you’d not be for it….

    even if you prefer it… i needed the offense and i have billingsley, CC, gallardo, duke, porcello, and gaudin as my rotation without cain….

    the O was needed…. its been a rough year for me and the DL

  35. Steve says:
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    @Grey: Carrying over from previous post…

    Sit tight even getting Peralta? I need HR and RBI pretty bad in this league.

  36. Grey

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    @Tony Y: Yeah, it’s fair and I could see it working out for you. But Rivera’s barely above a waiver wire option.

    @Steve: Who is Peralta replacing?

  37. Steve says:
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    I could move Stewart to 3rd and put Jhonny at CI.

  38. Grey

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    @Steve: Eh, not crazy about it.

  39. Steve says:
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    @Grey: Perhaps go back with Stewart or Gamel + Vlad?

  40. Grey

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    @Steve: Yeah, I like that better.

  41. hey guys, i benched bruce for hardy tonight so expect a donk for bruce and 0-5 from hardy

    also a guy is shopping paplebon in my leaugue and i don’t normally pay for saves but are any of these guys paired with hanson worth it and fair

    adam jones
    reimold
    bruce
    hardy

    my closers are currently rodney, franklin and bailey and i would be picking up morrow to fill the extra roster spot…thoughts?

  42. Grey

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    @danimal35: I’d trade Hanson and anyone there but Jones for Papelbon.

  43. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Grey: one other thing im sure most(especially new to the site guys)is that based on our great leaders attitude and patience most everyone is helpful and not belitteling to questions some think are no brainers,really is a freindly site,glad hippo turned me on to it,thanks to all

  44. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @danimal35: bench him more please,he hasnt done a thing since i got him

  45. this site is soooo great that i can’t tell anybody about it

    and i hope that with its rising notoriety the comments section doesn’t turn into a bunch of yahoos (ha!) filled with “first!” comments…the people that are here now are awesome

    @AL KOHOLIC: i’m trying to trade him so i don’t have to deal with it…but then again if i get rid of him he will of course go on a tear

  46. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Paulie Allnuts: yeah i got to about the 2nd thing to do to get the page and said to myself,self you cant do this,but just from memory of seeing a recomendation he made,if i dont do it ,i know how it turned out,and most of his are right,again he cant see if bradley will get hurt or help you much when it comes to basically equally terrible players..Ithink he just eats some magic mushrooms and lets it fly

  47. Paulie Allnuts

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    @Grey: It’s been working since 1880, when you fearlessly went out on the limb and recommend Floppy Johnson, despite all of the naysayers at the time.
    @AL KOHOLIC: No one can predict injuries, but we do have access to the risky pitcher index. Over two weeks ago he predicted porcello would be shut down or miss starts, and low and behold, right on target, like he had Leyland’s ear.Soon it will be time to sell Zimmermann, and I am sure we will get advance notice on that one.. But maybe you’re right – Grey may go down to Mixico take some peyote or magic mushrooms with Carlos Castenada. At any rate, you tried out Maggs, and found out that he was shot; I’m praying for lightening with Milton Bradley. Give him two weeks, and if it doesn’t work, go prospecting again.

    As for Bruce – we often talk of guys who have no power or speed, of hitting for an empty average. Bruce, with 18 donks, seems to hit empty homeruns. Very occasional , with never anyone on base, and usually when benched. Too much upside to cut, but no trade value. Very frustrating.

  48. Baron Von Vulturewins

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    @Grey: What combination of Kemp/Quentin/Franklin/Brian Wilson is worth Gallardo?

  49. kevin says:
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    @Grey: i’m starting to think that jose reyes isn’t coming back this year and that I should try to get what I can for him immediately (maybe jeter?). what do you think?

  50. david says:
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    thanks for the advice, grey
    love the website–the best around

  51. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    ataboy hairston,make me not regrett dropping bradley

  52. Steve says:
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    Arrrgggghhhh!!!!!!! Picked up Happ, but forgot to put him in the line-up.

    Not Happ-y!

  53. Lines says:
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    Grey, anyone who’s gonna get mad and blame someone else ’cause they made the wrong move in friggin’ fantasy baseball has a weird set of priorities, and no sense – JASON BAY JUST WENT DEEP! – of responsibility. Don’t sweat it, and keep on writing an enjoyable website.

    Speaking of stuff I can blame on you later, should I drop McLouth for Wieters, or just stick with Inge and 4 OF (Ethier, McLouth, Bay and Victorino)? Wieters has hit in 5 straight, and has been tearing it up (since I dropped him, natch). I could use the boost in AVG, and Inge can’t hit 20 more… Can he?

    No, he can not.

  54. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Lines: Don’t drop McLouth. If anything, drop Inge for Wieters.

  55. Greg says:
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    Should I try to trade J-UP for Manny?

  56. Mr Baseball says:
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    I just want to say something go all you who believed that Jayson Werth could not hit a right hand pitcher – he proved you all won’t last night by taking Paul Janish deep

  57. Greg says:
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    which side: Velander or Rollins?

  58. Grey

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    @Greg: Sure

    @Mr Baseball: Hehe

    @Greg: Depends what you need. I’d prefer Rollins, but Verlander’s solid, obviously.

  59. Steve says:
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    @Steve: Getting very, very un-Happ-y.

    At least I benched Harang where I had him, I guess.

  60. bostonaccent says:
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    Should I trade Rzepczynski for a vowel?

  61. steamer says:
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    Just read on rotoworld that DeRosa might be out until the end of July – torn tendon sheath – whatever that means. Who do I pick up as a 3B replacement – I. Stewart, Blalock, Beckham, Encarnacion?

  62. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @steamer: blaylock till he gets hurt

  63. BigFatHippo says:
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    This night has started positively Ludwickian for some of us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  64. Ham says:
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    If Qualls is dealt, with Pena gone now, who’s next to close? Rauch is my guess right?

  65. Doc says:
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    My RCL team is 11 for 18. I know it won’t last, but I thought I’d give everyone a heads up.

  66. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Steve: another reason i dropped bradley,even when healthy he isnt playing everyday with fox and hoff and aramis back it might get worse,hope not for you but that was my thinking@Ham: youd think so.

  67. JR says:
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    Should we all be running out to pick up Rzelsldjzkfhalsi?

  68. @Grey: Juan Rivera barely above a waiver wire option????

    .312 14 HR’s 50 RBI’s

    Ranked #96 ahead of RIOS and Carlos Lee in YAHOO.

    If thats barely ownable i’ll take 3 of them….

  69. @JR: you forgot…there is a “y” in his name

  70. Grey

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    @JR: Decent for AL-Only. Very risky in mixed leagues.

    @Tony Y: Yeah, if you can get stats backdated. He’s a bit over his head right now. He’s fine, not saying I don’t like him, just thought you could’ve gotten more.

  71. Simply Fred

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    Hey All: RAISE GREY’S RATINGS!

    He fixed the spreadsheet for the posting. Just hit download. It takes about 10 minutes to do your own ratings. You will see how conservative I was. Report back your scores. Maybe you get him to the 90-10 he deserves!

  72. black love says:
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    ok last trade question. i have two deals cooking and i need a second opinion cause they both involve the same guy and i dont know which one to take.
    kershaw and victorino for gregg and sandoval OR
    gregg for adam jones.
    thanks!!

  73. Steve says:
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    I’m kind of assuming that Maddon will manage Shields a little better this time round…

  74. Steve says:
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    @Steve: But I have a bad feeling about it…

  75. BigFatHippo says:
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    @Grey: And some of us have Wainwright and Kershaw going.

    Nice call on trading for Kershaw, giving the dread pirate btw.

    And that’s me, kissing your ass………….that’s all your getting :)

  76. youd think after shields last game he’d be pulled after the 7th….

  77. JR says:
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    @danimal35: I guess I leaned on the wrong side of the keyboard.

  78. Greg says:
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    We should have benched Baker. :-(

  79. Greg says:
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    Can Longoria suck it any worse?

  80. Ham says:
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    @Greg: Gomez just saved even more Baker pain for you. Robbed a grand slam from A-Rod.

  81. Greg says:
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    @Ham: SWEET!

  82. SamYo says:
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    @Ham: Nice !

    Should I drop David Price for Nolasco ? I cant believe Nolasco is still in the waiver wire.

  83. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @SamYo: i would

  84. Grey

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    @black love: I’d give up Sandival and want Kershaw’s side in both.

    @BigFatHippo: Hehe

    @SamYo: I’d prefer not to do that move, but I’d rather have Nolasco.

  85. Mr Baseball says:
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    I am surprise to see Blake. DeWitt pinch hit even though he knew Joyce DeWitt was Busted for DUI – figured he would be by side at her time in need

  86. Martin says:
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    start kuroda tommorow at metco?

  87. Mr Baseball says:
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    Three’s Company Lyrics
    Come and knock on our door · We’ve been waiting for you · Where the kisses are hers and hers and his · Three’s company, too! · Come and dance on our floor

  88. Mr Baseball says:
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    yahoo sports headlines -

    “White Sox GM unsure of Colon’s location”

  89. Mr Baseball says:
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    hey grey how is Marc Rzepczynski name – pronounced

  90. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Mr Baseball: Let’s pray for his safe return for the sake of AL hitters everywhere.

  91. Grey

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    @Mr Baseball: That was the question that made an intern quit his post at ESPN when he got to that player card.

  92. Mr Baseball says:
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    Spelling Bee All-Star Team – MLB – pretty cool

    C. Jarrod Saltalamacchia

    1B: Teixeira, Mark

    2B: Mark Grudzielanek

    3B: Edwin Encarnacion

    SS: Troy Tulowitzki

    LF: Wladimir Balentien

    CF: Kosuke Fukudome

    RF: Bronson Kiheimahanaomauikeo Sardinha

    LHP: Marc Rzepczynski

    RHP: Zach Greinke

    Relief Pitchers

    Jonathan Albaladejo

    Chris Jakubauskas

    Bronson Sardinha – What? Why do we have a player who hasn’t played in MLB in almost two years on our team? A player who’s not playing professionally anywhere this year? A player with a total of 10 MLB at-bats? For that matter, a player whose first and last names are not particularly difficult to spell or say? Why?

    Because his middle name is almost 20 letters long: Kiheimahanaomauikeo

    more information on sight

    http://www.boyofsummer.net/2009/07/marc-rzepczynski-and-spelling-bee-all.html

  93. Gareth says:
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    Burnett/Sizemore or Zobrist/Holliday?

  94. BigFatHippo says:
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    @Mr Baseball: @Grey: Two guys are traveling through Wisconsin on a fishing trip and they see a sign, “Rzepczynski, Wis. 10 Miles”

    “I’m hungry, lets pull over in Ripzinski and get a bite to eat.”

    “I think it’s pronounced Repinski.”

    “Let’s ask the first person we see, loser has to buy.”

    “You’re on.”

    They find a fast food joint and upon approaching the counter the driver asks the young Blonde, “Can you tell us where we are and speak it slowly?”

    “Bur…..ger……….King…….”

  95. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    KONERKO 3 hr`s,frikin manny ejected

  96. Corey says:
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    Gaudin @ Arizona? No, no, no since he isn’t at Petco?

  97. Stephen says:
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    Rzepczynski has now topped AJ Pierzynski for most annoying name to type. Praise Jesus (or any other higher deity you would like to) for copy and paste from google’s speel checker.

  98. Elbert says:
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    having a bad week so far, with Cueto & Baker & Gallardo getting kazaamed in my most important league, and Gallardo & Wainwright pitching against each other, so far i’m getting the rebound off their previous strong weeks…

    and this does not include my other leagues.. but hey, look on bright side, it’s better to endure all the pain @ once right??

  99. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Grey: or DOC. whats up with cook?heard any updates

  100. Doc says:
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    @AL KOHOLIC: Everything I’ve seen says he won’t miss any time.

  101. Steve says:
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    @Doc: @AL KOHOLIC: @Grey: Anyone see how Corrieia looked?

    Does he deserve another start?

  102. Corey says:
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    Any insight on why Bartlett’s power from earlier this year has been zapped?

  103. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Corey: He’s not a power hitter.

  104. Corey says:
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    I mean, no one expected him to be, I just wondered, because it looked like he was a power hitter earlier this season.

  105. Steve says:
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    @Grey: Contreras, De La Rosa or Bailey tomorrow?

  106. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Corey: I’d expect nothing and be happy with a another half dozen.

    @Steve: Contretras is the best matchup but I wouldn’t start any of them.

  107. Paulie Allnuts

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    Don’t know if this has been mentioned yet: “Dempster will likely miss up to a month of action after breaking his right big toe while jumping over the dugout fence after Sunday’s win over the Brewers, the Chicago Tribune reports.”

  108. Steve says:
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    @Grey: Yeah kind of what I figured.

    Elsewhere, he’s been great so far, but is Morneau someone you’d be looking to sell ahead of the second half? His career splits suggest some sort of decline is in store.

  109. big o says:
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    @Grey:
    i guess it all boils down to the old === > ” i don’t care what they say about you ” .

    congrats and good luck to the football razzers .

    p.s. am sometimes MORE than mildly amused by the malcontents .
    forgot who wrote the classic defense … (paraphrasing) … “what ? he didn’t see the ‘no azzholes’ sign on the front door ?” .

    anyhow ….what these guys do , here , is exactly the same as what cueto did to a few of our teams , yesterday .

    how come there’s no glossary term for these guys ??????
    (and you consider yourselves “loyal” readers ) ….
    somebody MAN UP , dudes .

  110. Grey

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    @Paulie Allnuts: Yeah, saw that.

    @Steve: Eh, one year he won the MVP with a great 2nd half. So depends on what you’re getting.

  111. Grey

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    @big o: Thanks, Big O.

  112. Corey says:
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    This may seem dumb, but how legit of a pitcher is Porcello? How high is his ceiling?

  113. Grey

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    @Corey: For what? This year or future in a keeper? I’ve been saying to sell him for this year for the last month.

  114. Tom says:
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    Long long ago, I asked if I should pick up Rasmus. It was long before he was playing well, before he had regular playing time (it was almost regular). Grey, you said yes, and I have benefited.

    Thanks.

  115. Corey says:
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    @ Grey: Sorry, my man, I should have specified for career/future keeper.

  116. Grey

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    @Tom: Cool

    @Corey: I think you can find a better keeper unless this is a deep AL-Only league. Not that I don’t think he could be good, but there’s too many variables that could go wrong for a young pitcher.

  117. timSTi says:
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    Vladdy G is slowly walking off the field after fielding a ball in right field. Left leg looked like it buckled on him.

  118. d2bnz says:
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    A trade just went down in the keeper league I play , initially to me it looked a little like shuffling the deck chairs …..what do you think
    Kerry Wood
    Hunter Pence
    Jay Bruce
    4
    Francisco Cordero
    James Loney
    Cody Ross
    MY take is that promise and potential has been traded for guys who are actually performing , whats yours……bear in mind its a keeper league

  119. Grey

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    @timSTi: Yeah, I’m watching it. What happened to his dreads?

    @d2bnz: I’d want the Pence side by a decent margin, but it is a bit chair shuffling.

  120. timSTi says:
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    @Grey: Not too sure. The lightened load wasn’t appreciated by his knee though.

  121. Steve says:
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    Can someone kindly explain why the eff Sherrill is in the game?

  122. Simply Fred

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    @Grey: Grey, when evaluating whether to start a pitcher, do you weigh the strength of the opposing pitcher, or just the strengths/weaknesses of the starter in question? For that matter, what are the factors that you do weigh?

  123. Simply Fred

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    @Simply Fred: Edit: Saw the starting pitchers k/9 so understand that to be a strong factor.

  124. Grey

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    @Simply Fred: Lots of factors. Last few starts, matchup history, ballpark… Opposing pitcher doesn’t matter usually.

  125. Simply Fred

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    @Grey: ‘ballpark’: GO/AO ratio (flyball pitcher in a small park, large park)???

  126. Simply Fred

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    @Grey: Or: Park Rating HR?

  127. Simply Fred

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    @Grey: no need to answer the above

  128. Rob says:
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    Grey has helped my team. With his insight and advice I have moved to the top of by 14 team roto league. Keep kicking butt Grey. You have consistently help me with your input.

    Rob

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