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You know that cracked out guy at the 7-11 at 3 AM who’s just trying to get a cylindrical hamburger for free?  “Yo, man, can I get me a cylindrical hamburger?”  Grabs said hot doggey-looking burger and jets for the exit.  “Peace, Apu!”  Then the cashier emergency locks the door from behind the counter and the cracked-out guy smashes through the glass door.  Well, for that first 14 feet from the counter to the door, that’s the fastest man on the planet.  Number 2 is Usain Bolt.  Number 3 is the cracked-out guy after he smashes through the glass door, and now he’s screaming, “King Kong ain’t got shizz on me!”  Number 4 is a father in Toys R Us at exactly 12:01 AM on Black Friday.  Number 5 is Billy Hamilton.  There are literally milliseconds between the top five.  Billy Hamilton is so fast, he just ran into your office, stepped on your desk, did The Robot, stepped off your desk, mussed your hair and ran out of your office and you didn’t even see him.  Billy Hamilton is so fast that when saying his whole name, it sounds like you’re only saying Billy.  Try it.  See?  Billy Hamilton is so fast he had 104 steals in 82 games this year in High-A.  In Double-A, 37 steals in 33 games.  He also might lose a Home Run Derby with Dee Gordon.  He weighs less than my mustache soaking wet.  I looked up his projections and I found out he has 914 SBs with no CS, not too shabby!  He’s also 146 years old and has been dead for 72 years.  No wonder he’s never caught; ever try to tag a ghost?  So, it’s a little hard to trust those projections when they are so off on projected age and life/death status.  This Buy is more for keepers and dynasty leagues.  He’s a most own for next year.  If Dusty goes to him over Cozart (which doesn’t seem that outlandish), he could steal 70 bases as a number 8 hitter.  For this year, we might see him in September as a pinch runner off the bench.  Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

Psych!  Before we get into the Buy/Sell, just wanted to point out that this might be your last opportunity to get into the Razzball fantasy football leagues.  If you love your country and its obsession with hitting you over the head with non-seamless segues, this notification will come as a reminder of what makes us great.  Anyway II, the Buy/Sell:

BUY

Dale Thayer – Street may not be back until September and there’s no guarantee that he comes back healthy then.  Shoot, Street at 100% health is at 80% health.  At 80% health, he’s 40% health and at 40% health he’s on life support.  Padres have said that Dale Thayer is the guy for thaves.  That’s THAGNOF, y’all!

Jim Henderson – You know the monkey who went by the name Jackson Bollocks and did the painting by throwing crap at a canvas?  That canvas is the Brewers closer shituation.

Jeremy AffeldtSergio Romo could also be here.  This is a closer-by-committee.  And if the Giants don’t provide save opportunities it’s an itty-bitty-closer-committtee.

Glen Perkins – Right now, Perkins is screwing up your 2013 draft.  Here’s you, “Shoot, I only have 17 seconds left for my last pick, let me sort by 2012 saves and grab someone… Glen Perkins?  Who is– Did I just autopicked Glen Perkins because he was at the top of my queue?  Nooooooo!”

Jon Rauch – When you say he’s a top shelf closer, it doesn’t mean he’s an upper echelon reliever, if you catch my drift.  Still saves are saves are saves.

Grant Balfour – It seems like there’s a lot of saves out there to be had, but, well, are you looking at some of these names?  Brian Fuentes had replaced Balfour earlier in the year.

Jaime Garcia – I’m more lukewarm about picking up Garcia than most.  He’s been slightly above average this year if you look at his peripherals, but he’s also returning from a shoulder strain.  He could be fine, but does the risk outweigh the reward if you’re in a league where you can just work streamers?  I don’t think so. Stream-o-Nator, “That’s if I let you ‘work streamers.’  Now get me my mead, wench.”

Clayton Richard – Gets the Giants in Petco this Sunday.  That’s a solid one and done stream.

Patrick Corbin – I’m pretty much going one start at a time with these starters to buy and Corbin gets the Astros next.  The Astros offense is so unimposing that Astro pitchers volunteer their services to opponents.  “Hey, why don’t I pitch and your pitcher can play short centerfield?”

Eric Stults – Will also get the Giants in Petco, then he’s off to the Celebrity Roast of Mary-Stuart Masterson.  “The Mastersons must’ve known how hermaphroditic you’d look — how else to explain them giving you Stuart as a middle name?  On the first day of filming for Some Kind of Wonderful, I said, ‘I know I’m a ginger, but that doesn’t mean I want to end up with a Gilligan.'”

Todd Frazier –  I’m legitimately concerned that when Votto returns Dusty will fall back on his old tricks and start Rolen over Frazier at least twice a week, but that’s still two weeks away, so you can cross that Brent Lillibridge when you come to it.

Brent Lillibridge – Speaking of the structure connecting two separate entities, Lillibridge should get you from here until October with some light power, speed and good positional eligibility.  When I point out someone has good position eligibility, it’s like saying a girl has a good personality.

Eric Chavez – I can understand people’s hesitation about picking him up.  He could go turd-cold by Sunday, but while he’s hot I’d add him.  Remember he sits vs. lefties because their special scissors spook him.

Mark Reynolds – It’s a good week to need a corner infidel, and it’s been a bad year to be Mini Donkey.  In a few short years, he’s gone from a sneaky 3rd base option to “he won’t be drafted next year.”  Oh, and be sure to check out Spike Channel’s original movie, The Sad Tale of the Mini Donkey starring Jan-Michael Vincent.

Brandon Belt – Batting close to .450 in the last week and absolutely no power.  I like Belt a lot, but he has 4 homers.  Mark Whiten, “In one game?!”  No, Mark, on the year.  And it’s not like he’s making up for it in other departments.  He only has 9 steals.  Billy Hamilton, “In one game?  Oh, and boo.”  No, Old Ghost Billy Hamilton.  I’d go with Belt while he’s hot, but I might need to reevaluate my love for him if he doesn’t start hitting for more power.  Grey digs the long ball in a totally hetero way.

Gregor Blanco – When I see Blanco on waivers, I’m usually like, “Gregor…anything else.”  In NL-Only leagues, he’s going to have a boost in value with Melky gone, and an even bigger boost if he takes over everything Melky left behind.

Jon Jay – He’s a solid average guy with a little speed and power.  Basically, a Prado found on Canal Street.  You know, a knockoff.

Eric Young Jr. – I’ve told you to pick him up every day for about a week straight.  Don’t make me get Eric Young Sr. to come back there and smack some sense into you.  Or worse his mom, Erica.  She’s a no fuss lady.  Or his grandfather, Burt.  His tough-living brother-in-law.

Rajai Davis – SAGNOF!  Or carpe speedum, for our Latin American readers.

Andy Dirks – The Tigers have a revolving door of hot schmohawk outfielders.  Brennan Boesch yields to Delmon Young who lets Dirks merge into the rotary, then it picks up speed with the addition of Quentin Berry, and they all spin their wheels for months.  Right now, I’d latch onto Dirks.

Erick Aybar – You say to yourself, “Grey, you tell us to pick up Aybar every week?  How about some new names?”  Fair enough, Your Internal Monologue.  As soon as he gets over 50% owned, I’ll stop, so pick him up already!

Jurickson Profar – I just went over my Jurickson Profar fantasy.  I wrote it while bathing in a giant barrel.

Tyler Greene – The positive news is he hit for decent power in the minors (66 games in Triple-A and 14 homers) and nice speed (19 steals in the same time).  The bad news, the Cardinals sent him to their Single-A affiliate, the Astros.

Yasmani Grandal – Should return in the next day to boot out his understudy in, OBPWulf.  Grandal will return to his light-power because of Petco and decent average ways while affording me the opportunity to make Beowulf jokes that don’t appeal to anyone because no one’s actually read it.  I’d go as far as saying one person wrote a term paper about Beowulf back in the 1200’s and that same paper has been passed down and spread across the entire world with no teachers catching on because they never read them either.  A conspiracy?  Perhaps, but likely true.

SELL

Chris Johnson – The Sell’s aren’t about trades anymore since we’re past that point in our program.  Now, we’re talking turkey about dropping players.  Or talking turkeys.  Whichever.  Both work.  Chris Johnson was traded to the Diamondbacks and he seemed alive with pleasure like a Newport cigarette, but he was a schmohawk in sheep’s clothing.

Mike Aviles – Valentine has been starting Punto over Aviles and Valentine is smart — he invented the wrap sandwich!  (Which is nothing compared to Gary Carter’s contribution to modern society.)

Rafael Furcal – Not only has he not been good good since May, he’s been batting down in the 8 hole lately.  The 8 hole is where fantasy value goes to die and then the neighbor calls the landlord about the stench coming from your place and the neighbor finds you trapped under your Playboy magazine collection, eating Ms. December, 1972.

Melky Cabrera – If you’re waiting for his appeal, you’re out of luck — MLB used UPS.

Josh Beckett – Unlike some hitters who I’d like to drop off in the middle of North Korea with a sign that reads, “Kim Jong-dumb,” pitchers can actually kill your team.  Hitters give you an 0-for-25 and you’re hurt but not devastated.  Beckett and his 5+ ERA on the year basically ruined your entire pitching staff.  Drop him, you owe it to yourself.

Eric Hosmer – According to our Fantasy Baseball Player Rater, you would’ve been better off owning Daniel Murphy and his 4 homers and 7 steals at 1st base than Hosmer.  Yeah, wrap your melon around that and let Gallagher bash it.  I know, you probably feel pot committed at this point, but if you get 5 homers and a .280 average from, say, Todd Frazier, you’re better off.  Next year, I will draft Hosmer and then drop him before the season starts.  Payback and spite rule my world.  Have a good weekend!

From Around The Web

  1. Grey — In my two leagues my combined starting pitching staffs are made up of Bumgarner, Gio Gonzales, Cain, Fister, Scherzer, Medlen, and Matt Moore (some are on both teams). Meanwhile, Straily’s on waivers in both leagues. I’m guessing I’m best off sticking with what I have, but do you see the rookie MediOAKer as an upgrade over anyone I’ve got?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stick with what you got…

  2. Grey's da man! says:
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    Trade Longo and J Zimm for Braun?

    Should have Lawrie back soon at 3B

    My team:

    C: Perez
    1B: Rizzo
    2B: EY
    3B: Longo
    SS: Hanley
    OF: McCutch
    OF: Bruce
    OF: Jay
    Util: Rasmus
    Util: Viciedo
    DL: Votto
    DL: B Lawrie

    SP: Gio
    SP: Bumgarner
    SP: J Zimm
    SP: Medlen
    SP: E Jackson
    RP: Wilhelmson
    RP: Rodney
    RP: Aceves
    RP: Affeldt
    RP: Perkins

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Braun…

    • Trevor

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      @Grey’s da man!, ^Hell of a team

  3. Carnac says:
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    Sorry to hear about the Pussy Riot verdict in Russia. Looks like Razzball is losing its 3 girl readers for 2 years.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That leaves one girl reader… Cougar!

      • Simple Jack says:
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        @Grey, shouldn’t that be one Woman reader?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          One gentlelady…

          • Simple Jack says:
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            @Grey, I know it takes a real woman to appreciate a quality stache…. gentlelady sounds smooth like Courvoisier

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I like my scotch like I like my ladies… Aged…

              • Simple Jack says:
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                @Grey, HA!HA!, I’ve been noticing the last couple of years that the finely aged ladies have been hitting on me quite often as the grey has been coming into my facial hair.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  They like the stache, what can I say?

                  • Simple Jack says:
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                    @Grey, I always found it interesting how they gravitate to men like their father in one way or another. I like the Old Spice thing, If you want women from a certain age group, throw a little old spice behind the ear cause they unconciously are attracted to that smell, its like cheep pharmones. Same as the stache, it was so common in the past for many men of all walks of life to have the stache and now its either cops, firemen, hipsters, trendy dudes and great fantasy baseballers with them.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, I’ve heard that a lot and I try to look for it in girlfriends’ dads and I never notice a connection…

                    • Simple Jack says:
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                      @Grey, the stache or the old spice?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Both…

                    • Simple Jack says:
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                      @Grey, its all been done way before you ever get to the party. the formative years to say the least.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, except when you put on the miner’s helmet and dig real deep…

                    • Simple Jack says:
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                      @Grey, Well i been working in a coal mine
                      Going down down….

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Big John? Big Bad John?

                    • Simple Jack says:
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                      @Grey, devo doing a cover, from the movie heavy metal….or are you trying to guess my nickname?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Nah, the Cash song, Big Bad John who was in the miner’s well… Great song…

                    • Simple Jack says:
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                      @Grey, I’m an idiot, I knew that. Kinda went on a bender last night.

                    • Simple Jack says:
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                      @Grey, “I’m even more of an idiot” part deux, i really should of got that, my grandfather would sing that all the time to me when I was kid.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      That’s okay, benders are good chicken soup for the soul…

                    • Simple Jack says:
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                      @Grey, damn you razzball alternative therapy for making me get in touch with my childhood emotions…I need a single malt about now.

                    • Simple Jack says:
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                      @Grey, it can also be from a grandfather, uncle or even a close friend of the family from childhood. Really any male they looked up to before becoming an adult.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I’m the crazy uncle Carl!

                    • Simple Jack says:
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                      @Grey, when uncle carl kisses me good-bye it tickles

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      HA!

  4. Mark says:
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    I have Konerko. Do I keep playing Carlos Lee and Frazier at util and 1b, respectively, until Koko proves himself or are you confident in the white old man?

    Also, do you like dirks or reynolds over frazier?

    gracias

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d let Konerko sit on my bench for a bit… Reynolds over Frazier, but it’s a toss up, more or less…

      • Mark says:
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        @Grey, steak and shake or sonic

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sonic milk shakes, steak and shake burgers…

  5. The Real McCoy says:
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    Sup Grey,

    10-team, H2H, standard Yahoo

    I own: Medlen, Detwiler, Maholm

    Out there: Minor, Bedard, Capuano, Loshe, Richard, Westbrook

    Looking strictly for ERA.

    Did I just list a bunch of Streamers or should I make a move (must own 3)?

    • The Real McCoy says:
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      @The Real McCoy,

      Thayer also out there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Detwiler is a streamer spot… I’d go with Minor over him, but still stream… Or Thayer if you need saves…

  6. EG says:
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    ROS: Garrett Jones, Markakis, Kendrys or Ludwick?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Markakis

  7. royce! says:
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    In my h2h that counts 5×5 plus OBP and XBH, would you prefer Grandal over S. Perez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I’d go Grandal…

    • Steve says:
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      @royce!, Have you worn the Beaverooter t shirt in public yet?

      • royce! says:
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        @Steve, Hell yeah. Just the other day. No comments or strange looks yet, though I am already accustomed to the latter, so I might have missed em. Love that it proclaims my “beaver fever” too.

        • Steve says:
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          @royce!, It’s a modern classic alright.

          Just not in some jurisdictions.

          • Simple Jack says:
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            @Steve, you told me once how to get the shirt but i’m a dumbass, how do i do that again?

            • Steve says:
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              @Simple Jack, It came from these guys:

              http://www.ebbets.com/category/TShirts/a

              The Beaver t-shirt was part of some promo that they were running to get rid of old stock, so they probably don’t have them any more.

              That said, their customer service people are great (via email at least), so it might be worth giving them a call to see if they have any kicking around.

  8. Deadwoods says:
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    Reynolds, Headley or Frazier down the stretch? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reynolds…Toss up with Frazier…

  9. Mel says:
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    I get one rookie keeper. Which do I keep out of this bunch:
    Hamilton, Myers, Profar, Machado. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yikes, tough call… Machado…

  10. Steve Stevenson says:
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    You have no problem dropping McDonald for a streamer, right? With Medlen graduating from streamer spot to rotation mainstay, I need to drop someone else.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose McDonald…

  11. Simple Jack says:
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    I’ve had Dirks Diggler all week and its kinds yawnstipating, is this because the FA pools are just lifeless bodies of water at this point?

    My options besides Dirks, are DeJesus, Colvin, Masterbater, littlebridge, wisecrack and sierra? Please help, Obi Wan Mustachio, you are our only hope.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t lurve Dirks, but he’s better than those other options right now until someone else emerges…

      • Simple Jack says:
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        @Grey, I know, I just hate my team and wouldn’t have this problem if i wouldn’t have dropped Rios one day before he started that ridiculous streak.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya on Rios…

          • Simple Jack says:
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            @Grey, maybe cause its my first year in RCL, but damn, this one still stings.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, same here… On both accounts…

        • Steve says:
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          @Simple Jack, Rios’ actual aim in life is to piss off fantasy owners. Any useful real-life baseball production that comes out of that is just a bonus for him and his team.

          • Simple Jack says:
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            @Steve, I don’t like them apples

  12. Tony says:
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    i booted beckett a month ago….. what a waste of space on my roster

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup…

  13. Dirtyd says:
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    Drop Salty for Grandal? Or too close just stay put?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d stay put…

  14. Bombo Rivera says:
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    I have Felix, Price, Strasburg, Maholm, Burnett, CJ Wilson and Ian Kennedy.

    I also only have 40 starts remaining. In other words, even if I lost one of those guys completely, I’d still have to skip a start or two.

    Should I go ahead and drop Ian Kennedy now or wait until after he gets the Astros this weekend?

    I was also thinking of skipping CJ against TB since he’s been shaky and took a comebacker off his hand last time out.

    So, start Kennedy or drop him now? Start Wilson?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sit Wilson, start Kennedy vs. Astros then go from there…

  15. aj says:
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    13 team 5×5 roto. can you rank these guys.
    minor, sheets, niese, cobb, stults

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Minor, Niese, Stults for only this weekend…

  16. herschel says:
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    @Grey: i know you werent high on desmond before his injury, but worth starting over plouffe or ruttledge in weekly leagues?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Rutledge but would like to see him this weekend…

  17. Steve Stevenson says:
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    With Desmond coming off the DL, I have a roster crunch. I picked up Espinosa (2B/SS eligible) to replace him, and kind of fell in love a little. I’m playing Uggla at 2B, so Espinosa could be a useful fill-in until he gets hot.

    Drop Espinosa, Morales (my current bench bat), or a Donkeycorn (carrying 5 closers, I win SV every week, which is nice but maybe a little excessive)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, drop a donkeycorn…

  18. Wake Up says:
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    Wake Up. Be Here Now. No other place to be. Namaste…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Namaste

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey, Pretty sure that means…The stache within me recognizes the stache within you…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          We are copacetic.

  19. Matt says:
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    Dirks or Murphy ROS for overall stats?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Murphy

  20. WHIP it good says:
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    Perkins, Balfour, or Rauch?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Balfour

  21. herschel says:
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    Dempster not starting this weekend against toronto as he is placed on the restrictive list taking away two start week, but maybe thats a good thing…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, definitely a good thing…

  22. Thanks for all the help this week, Grey.

    Out of my ugly set of relievers, who’s the first one I should drop between Cook, Affeldt, Lopez, Cishek, and Thayer? I need to drop one to make roster space to activate Desmond.

    Or do I keep all of them and drop Rutledge?

    My thinking was to keep Rutledge in case Desmond starts slow or if the rest him every third day, etc., but I’m open to suggestions.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem… Lose Cook…

      • @Grey, A quick followup … I’ve got two choices (this is for a deep roto redraft league):

        1. Drop Cook before Demond is “officially” activated by Yahoo! Sports, creating an open roster position and allowing me to stash someone else in his DL spot. But there’s not much to choose from: Berkman, Staufer, Brett Anderson, Cashner, Luke Scott.

        2. Or I could hold onto Cook for the time being, leave Desmond in the DL slot until he proves he can hit, and then drop Cook (or whoever). I couldn’t make any waiver moves with a non-DL player in the DL slot, and I’d lose the chance to stash someone else. But I’d hold onto Cook in case something changes there, and be able to allow Desmond to prove himself without using a roster spot.

        Which one would you do? And if it’s 1, which giy would you pick up?

        Thanks again and enjoy the weekend….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d go with 2… Thanks, you too!

  23. kratos says:
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    Hold Aybar or lose for Desmond? thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Desmond…

  24. Abdoozy says:
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    Hold Bailey on the off chance Valentine makes him the closer some time in the next two weeks, or drop him for a schmohawk hitter like the Mini Donkey or DJ LeMayhem or…?

    I have Frieri, Balfour and Thayer, meaning I have most of the California closing situations covered.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Bailey for M. Donkey…

  25. Goose says:
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    “Oh, you ain’t catchin’ no crackhead.”
    – Friday

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice…

    • Prezii says:
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      @Goose, gotta love a Friday reference on friday!

  26. Jon says:
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    Play Desmond right away or keep Rollins and Espinosa in the lineup tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon, I’d let Rollins and Espinosa play a game or two until Desmond finds his sea legs…

      • Jon says:
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        @Grey, cool. Works for me.

  27. Jon says:
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    Who do you like best as a keeper: Walden, LoMo, Simmons, Jurrjens

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      LoMo

  28. Justin says:
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    Are you trusting a ‘tired’ Ben Sheets tomorrow or are you benching him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I have him benched in a 12 team league…

      • Justin says:
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        @Grey, God Damn do I like your style Grey. Have a good weekend

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks! You too!

  29. Diamond Jim Gentile says:
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    Start Morales against the Yanks tonight if only care about the W and don’t want to drop him to pick up a streamer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh, it’s fine if you only care about trying to get a W…

  30. Poo Holes says:
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    Just received an interesting trade offer. He gives Bourn (Michael, not Jason), Moose Tacos, and Cliffly, and I give Joey Bats. I have Aramis at third and my starting outfield is horrid (Swisher, Revere, Rasmus, and the real Car-Go…Carlos Gomez). My staff sucks too, Gallardo, Fister, Chen, Detwiler, Lester, E-Jax…do I dare go on? If I accept, Anibal and Seager would likely get the ax. But should I? This is a dynasty league, btw.

    Now, same league but different trade. My buddy is on the fence on a deal which would send me Hanley and give him Pujols. He already has Miggy and Andrus to patrol short and third, and he has a huge hole at first. Is this a deal I would even want to do? Ryan Howard would slide to first base for me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha…. I’d do that deal for JOey Bats… You’re getting a lot back… Solid trade… I’d take Pujols, but the deal’s just a push, nothing special… I’d hold on it…

      • Poo Holes says:
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        @Grey, What if I made a push for Giancarlo and Lee for Bautista and one of my many crappy pitchers? My logic is telling me that Bourn = Revere + Gomez right now and trading Bautista means my only source of power comes from Albert and Pierzynski, the only guys that have more than 20 homers on my team.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I love Giancarlo if you can get him… He’s better than Bautista in a dynasty league…

  31. Jon says:
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    Rank these starts for me?

    Minor v LAD Sun
    Corbin @ HOU Sat
    Fiers v PHI Sat
    Anibal v BAL Sun
    Cobb @ LAA Sat
    Richard v SF Sun

    I’d like to start 4, at least.

    • Jon says:
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      Anibal’s not making that start, I see. Would you say everyone besides Cobb is a decent start? Would you start him if you were desperate or definitely not?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I wouldn’t start Cobb, but if I were desperate than you gotta do what you gotta do…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fiers, Corbin, Richard, Minor…

  32. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    6 straight Ks for Happ.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow… Making the Rangers look silly isn’t easy…

  33. herschel says:
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    Slam ‘n Legs goes Frazier! Slam ‘n Legs goes Frazier! (doesnt have quite the same ring to it, but who cares??)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, very nice… All because I didn’t pick him up… You’re welcome…

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey, hes the only guy on my team doing anything the last two weeks….muchas gracias.

  34. Anthony says:
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    @Grey: Thanks for the advice for telling me to pickup rajai davis and jon jay! Davis is already contributing. Is there a razzball player rater in terms of points? Like is there something we can check to see whos the most valuable in a points league ???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, not yet… Hopefully soon…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, and you’re welcome… No problem…

  35. fitz says:
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    Rest of year: Harper or Kendrys?

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morales

  36. herschel says:
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    @Grey: anything to see in McDonald’s performance thus far today @stl? guy i am battling with dropped him last week and would be a good vengeful pickup…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d ignore him for now… He may not even be in the rotation for a couple of weeks after tonight…

  37. Deadwoods says:
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    I don’t know what’s more frustrating: going 0/27 (so far) for third night this week with my supposedly studly team (oh yeah, on the Frazier/Reynolds toss up, seems Frazier is up so far) or more frustrating, not being able to figure out the button combinations for the martial arts combat on this new game, Sleeping Dogs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m gonna go with Sleeping Dogs…

  38. westly says:
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    Grey- would you trade Profar for Moustakas in AL only dynasty? I have M.Young at 3rd with Sano on the farm. Aybar at SS, Cano at 2nd.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair…

  39. Ozzie says:
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    Naturally I would agree with Richard vs SF at home, but his ERA verse SF this season is 7.64. I know only 1 game was at home and Melky is out, but sometimes a team just has your number.

    Just a thought

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I think it’s still pretty safe…

  40. Wake Up says:
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    Giancarlo!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Only three more by Sunday for my Over/Under, want any action?

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey, Yeah…I’ll take the under there.

  41. Wake Up says:
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    It looks like the LAA are below average run scoring team @ home. That was surprising.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s surprising to see their Win/Loss record too… Overall, not just at home…

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey, So, you are saying they are gonna take it out on Cobb?

        LAA is #1 overall Runs scored on the road.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          They gotta take it out on someone…

  42. B.o.B says:
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    Who you like?
    Corbin @ Hou
    Colon vs. Cle
    Stults vs. SF

    • Wake Up says:
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      @B.o.B, Grey mentioned that he liked Corbin and Stults I believe.

      • B.o.B says:
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        @Wake Up, Yeah, I just have room for the 1

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Corbin, Stults…

  43. EK says:
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    Detwiler or J McDonald

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Detwiler

  44. Steven says:
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    Desmond or Rollins rest of season?

    J.Garcia over Niese,Medlen or McCarthy?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Desmond… I wouldn’t go with Garcia over any of them…

  45. TheNewGuy says:
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    AJ Pierz or Wieters?

    Think I need someone to trust long term now, all this hit or sit stuff I’ve been trying is backfiring as much as its firing (had Wieters sonuvabenched last night).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      AJ…

  46. Jon says:
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    Anibal or Corbin ROS?

    Who do you prefer as a keeper?

    • Jon says:
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      Actually, this is the question I want to ask: are Anibal and Corbin below these pitchers ROS?

      Strailey, Medlen, Maholm, Minor, Fiers, Lester, Anderson

      I’m pretty sure I’ll need to lose both anyway, so it doesn’t matter which is better.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Fiers is going to get shutdown…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Corbin… Anibal…

  47. Jon says:
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    Think Anderson will be pretty effective right away off the DL? Trying to plan out my moves for this upcoming week and I’m wondering if I should make sure I can activate him (assuming he returns)…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope, he’ll need a month or so…

  48. Jon says:
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    Gomez, G Jones, EYJ, Jay, Snider or Belt ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones… None of these guys are really ROS guys…

  49. SpecialFNK says:
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    16 team keeper league (keep 5), yahoo, roto, 5×5.
    give- Shin Soo Choo, Starling Marte, Chris Davis.
    get- Shane Victorino, Nick Swisher, Jason Kipnis.

    I’m in 1st place with 7.5 point lead.
    MY TEAM
    C- MMontero. 1B- Butler. 2B- Uggla. 3B- Reynolds. SS- Rollins. IN- Machado.
    OF- Choo. OF- Quentin. OF- Revere. OF- Marte. UT- Dirks.
    BN- CDavis, Venable, Dyson.
    DL- Thome
    SP- Price. SP- Gallardo
    RP- Jansen. RP- Motte
    P- Janssen. P- Balfour. P- Thayer.
    BN- Affeldt, AJBurnett, Fiers, Capuano, Richard, McCarthy.
    DL- Lilly, Stauffer.

    Victorino could replace Choo. not really a fan of Choo, don’t like the LH split numbers. Swisher replaces Marte. Kipnis can spell Uggla, and maybe even be a keeper over Uggla going into next season where I can trade Uggla in the offseason.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks good for you…

  50. Eddy says:
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    Grey,

    Do MaMa and Hamilton both have starting jobs next year?

    Who’s the better keeper?

    And I’m surprised the media hasn’t played with this next fact a little. There already was a Billy Hamilton in the majors who was a burner, and he’s third all time in SB!

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/h/hamilbi01.shtml

    • Eddy says:
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      @Eddy, Forgot the league details. 12 team OBP, can keep a player three years max with each year having a three-round inflation. Billy Hamilton and Machado would both be 23rd round.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I link to that in the post already… Machado’s obviously got a better shot of a job…

  51. Jon says:
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    Start one at DH: Hosmer, Carter, Kendrick

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carter

  52. Jon says:
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    Where do you think Logan Morrison will be in your pre-season top 300?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Around 200th…

  53. Steven says:
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    Trade Deadline is today for my league. Someone just offered Lynn,McCann and Ortiz for M.Montero and A.Laroche.

    What do you think?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Redraft league? I’d hold…

      • Steven says:
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        @Grey,

        Sorry yes redraft…. I’m trying to counter with him for some power owning both desmond and rollins would you trade rollins and laroche for Nellie cruz?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d want Cruz…

  54. JackInTheBox says:
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    Which 3 would you start today?

    Rasmus, EYJ, Heyward, Tex, Reddick…

    I need power..so I’m thinking Heyward Tex but then i get stuck on matchups

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tex, Heyward, Young…

      • Steven says:
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        Just FYI Tex is sitting today

        • JackInTheBox says:
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          @Steven, You sure about that?

      • JackInTheBox says:
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        @Grey, cool, that’s who i have in…thanks Almighty Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @JackInTheBox, Then Reddick over Tex…

  55. Steven says:
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    Espn sent notification to my phone that he will be out for 2nd straight day (wrist) vs red sox

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steven, Damn, are you Cashman?! Kidding… Thanks for the heads up!

  56. Hank says:
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    I’m in a tight race for first and could use extra help with holds. I’m thinking of dropping either Sheets, Burnett or Medlen to pick up a reliever with SP eligibility. The choices, while not great are as follows, Zambrano, Parra, Lincoln, Phelps, Ottavino, Hensley or Furbush. Would you drop any of the above starters for one of these relievers? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hank, Sheets for Phelps if Sheets doesn’t look good today…

  57. royce! says:
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    Would you own Rauch over Henderson, Affeldt, or Cishek?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not over any of those guys right now…

  58. Carlos says:
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    Todd Frazier is ridiculous! Good looks on the pick up

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, very nice…

  59. crock says:
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    Is dunn/lawrie too much for bautista if i have fraizer to play at 3b, bautista would replace dunn and the extra roster spot would be used to pickup jay or eric young?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s a bit too much in a non-keeper since Bautista’s injury could have him shutdown for the season with one setback…

  60. Simple Jack says:
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    Is it me or is Corbin kinda sneeking into rest of the season relevance.

    I know we have talked about this before and it came up in the podcast, but I’m going to say that Elvis will be a D-Back next year. Rangers need arms, D-Backs have tons, and I don’t think they want him playing against them in the AL.

    You should use a Peter King favor and get him for the Razzball Football podcast theme song. “This Podacst has been approved by Peter King”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s not a bad call on the Diamondbacks… Could see sending Kennedy away and letting some of their young arms up but I don’t know the particulars of his contract… Or mate Hudson… Should just have Peter King on the football one… Do you play fantasy football?

      • Simple Jack says:
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        @Grey, yes, but not the standard boring format. I have spent the last couple of years tweeking it to make a league that is enjoyable for my fellow fantasy baseballers. We play PPR(points per reception) and IDP(individual defensive players). In our format a strong middle linebacker is in your top five players on your team at the end of the year. We have a good time, but I still need to get a solid group of ten. Ive had to use public players to fill it out, and those dudes have won the last two years. Frustipating.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Did you join a football RCL?

          • Simple Jack says:
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            @Grey, I tried initially and there was a problem when my other buddy who joined got bumped by the commish, I think he brought it up in the comments a couple of weeks back. I’m actually trying to join right now, i think Prezii is commishing it. I’m having trouble getting in and waiting to hear back from him the RCL football post.

            Do you play football?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nah, don’t know the first thing about football… I’m gonna PM Sky and see if he can look into it…

              • Simple Jack says:
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                @Grey, thanks

                • Sky

                  Sky says:
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                  @Simple Jack, Ok, pulled up Prezii’s league no problem. There’s only 4 people in it right now so you should be able to get in. Keep me posted if you can’t and I’ll buzz Prezii next chance I get.

                  • Simple Jack says:
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                    @Sky, I just tried again, tells me either the password is inncorrect or the league is not available

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      @Simple Jack, Are you trying razzball or Razzball with a capital ‘r’? I think it’s no cap for the league you’re mentioning. I emailed prezii so we will get you in somehow/some way.

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      @Simple Jack, Alright, looks like Prezii was a digit off:

                      577258

                      If you still can’t get in, let me know. Thanks for waiting through the technical difficulties!

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              @Simple Jack, Hey Simple Jack, I’ll see what I can dig up about this. Perhaps Prezii didn’t set it up right. I’ll get back with you ASAP.

              • Simple Jack says:
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                @Sky, thanks

                • Prezii says:
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                  @Simple Jack,

                  League id: 577258
                  Password: razzball (no caps)

                  Sorry bout that!

  61. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    Don’t know if you heard, but we lost another one. Probably would have been a first rounder in our pool, too:

    http://abcn.ws/S5NBqg

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hadn’t heard… That’s actually really sad…

      • Awesomus Maximus

        Awesomus Maximus says:
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        @Grey, Yeah, indeed… my wife said there was a new report today that it was a combo of alcohol, cocaine, and viagra.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds about right… Poor kid… I blame MTV, Dr. Drew and Eric Niese… In no particular order…

          • Awesomus Maximus

            Awesomus Maximus says:
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            @Grey, The trio of booze/coke/boners has probably ruined more lives, but MTV/Drew/Niese could give it a run for its money.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Is that still only number two for RW castmates?

              • Awesomus Maximus

                Awesomus Maximus says:
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                @Grey, Three… Pedro, Frankie, and Joey. As far as I know. I would imagine some of them have disappeared completely.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ah, that’s right… Forgot Pedro… Yet Trishelle’s still going!

                  • Awesomus Maximus

                    Awesomus Maximus says:
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                    @Grey, Reality star, movie star, and poker player. Isn’t that what they call a “triple threat” in the industry? Not to mention her ability to pose nude. We can’t afford to lose talent like that.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I just searched Twitter for Joey mentions and found a dozen or so RW castmates that I watched for at least 4 months on TV and I didn’t recognize 95% of them anymore…

                  • Awesomus Maximus

                    Awesomus Maximus says:
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                    @Grey, Somewhere in the neighborhood of 200 roommates total at this point, right?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      @Awesomus Maximus, Yeah, guess I can’t keep track of everyone, but I look at a CJ from RW and Knight and I was like who are they? It took me searching for photos to figure it out…

                    • Awesomus Maximus

                      Awesomus Maximus says:
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                      @Grey, Jemmye was a fun hot mess, so I remember her and Knight by association. But yeah, just looked over this entire cast and only recognized one name:

                      Ayiiia
                      Bronne
                      CJ
                      Derek
                      Emilee
                      Jasmine
                      Joey
                      Jonna

                      And even though I recognized that one name (Jasmine), I couldn’t have told you what season (location) she was from.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      The takeaway from this conversation is there is no takeaway from RW…

                    • Awesomus Maximus

                      Awesomus Maximus says:
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                      @Grey, Especially this season.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, this season I forget by the time the show’s over…

                    • Awesomus Maximus

                      Awesomus Maximus says:
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                      @Grey, I jinxed myself… just had to write up an editorial synopsis of the last episode. Upon further analysis, there really is nothing worth noting about this season.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I’m trudging through it but I don’t feel any excitement in watching it… I almost feel like I’m watching just at out ritual…

  62. Steven says:
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    I’m currently in a battle with a team with 3 weeks to go for first place (3.5games) I have Wilson,Bum,Gio,Niese,Medlen and McCarthy. I see Lester is available and has been playing well lately. Really don’t wanna drop any of those pitchers for him. I have Bruce,Cutch,Victorino,Fowler,Laroche and Rollins/Desmond to fill 3of/uti/ss positions. Is the clear choice to drop one of the SS or do I just stick with the 6 starters I have…..Only problem for tomorrow is that i’m very close in k’s and have Gio along with Garcia who is on DL and have to drop someone for him before 3am. He has Vogelsong tomorrow….AAAHHHHHHH it’s crunch time and starting to panic….PLEASE HELP!!!!

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Rollins and Fowler…

  63. Steven says:
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    As i typed that last post…Just was offered Miggy and Sheets for Agon and Bumgarner….Owner wanna do Big Boy trades….What do you think about that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want the A-Gon side there… Bum and Sheets isn’t close…

  64. Steven says:
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    Grey,

    Just rejected last one and he countered and wants Agon and Cutch for Miggy and Hamels….I can put laroche at first…Cutch has also been slipping lately.

    Whattya think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Miggy and Hamels if you need pitching…

  65. Anthony says:
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    @Grey: Pick 1 SS/3b

    Who would you pick h2h 12 man standard category league SS: rutledge, alcides escobar alexei ramirez, scutaro, erick aybar, pedro ciriaco

    Who would you pick 3b: machado, chipper jones, chris johnson, scutaro again, eric chavez, mike young

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aybar… Machado or Chipper, if you can swap him out when he sits…

  66. Wake Up says:
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    …and the streak continues…he’s HR’d in every single game he has ever played up there…

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Wake Up, which, I’m sure you know.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, yeah!

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey, what are we betting?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gentleman’s bet, like Trading Places…

          • Wake Up says:
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            @Grey, The loser has to/gets to dress as Lionel Joseph for the day?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yes, exactly!

  67. Anthony says:
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    @Grey: You are pretty sold on Aybar it seems… what are the reasons ???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m not sold on him, he’s hitting well in the last week and none of those guys are that inspiring…

  68. nightpandas says:
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    Any last minute trade suggestions? Deadline tomorrow. Currently 1st with a 16pt lead (15 teams/7 keepers, only 4 moves left)

    Looking to protect R, RBI, OPS
    Opportunity to move up in Hits, HR, IP, W, L, Strikeouts, ERA, WHIP

    C – McKenry
    1B – Pujols
    2B – Kinsler
    3B – ARam
    SS – Rollins
    LF – Snider
    CF – Kemp
    RF – Bruce
    U – AJax
    BN – Rizzo
    BN – Olt
    DL – Ruiz

    SP – Dickey, Latos, Fiers, Niese, Medlen, Straily, Beckett
    RP – Wilhelmson, JJohnson, Betancourt
    DL – Morrow

    WW – Jay, EYJ, Belt, Colvin, Soto, Cobb

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try and upgrade Snider with Fiers… Jay and Young are good for Runs if no trade happens…

  69. nightpandas says:
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    Grey, per my last question:

    Snider and Fiers for who?

    Cruz (probably too high)
    Kubel?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, try both… Cruz is probably too high…

  70. Simple Jack says:
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    In three of his last four outings sheets has given up 3 runs or more. Is he dropable or is he a hold for one more start?

    It looks like the Braves are going to a 6 man rotation for the time, and he gets @Sf, PHI, COL, @MIL and after that a couple vs. the Marlins who got 11 hits off him the first time they played. But he did do well against the Phillies. I figure keep him for three more then let him go?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s droppable, though SF is tasty… I’d hold him for that, then look elsewhere if he’s bad… Did you work out that fantasy football thing?

      • Simple Jack says:
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        @Grey, thanks for asking, and yes, Prezii put the wrong ID in the comments.

        I was looking for an available replacement and Iwakuma has a really favorable schedule coming up. Next 3 starts are @MIN, LAA(who he killed last time out in Anaslime) and @OAK. He schooled Minnesota the other day too.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I’d go with him first…

  71. Steve says:
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    You reckon Rasmus is dispensable for the time being? Seems to be both hurt and terrible in equal measure…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, you can lose him…

  72. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    I have never seen or even heard of a show called Small Town Security before (which The Soup described as “the David Lynch movie of reality shows”), but my interest has been piqued by this clip:

    http://eonli.ne/OLcoRh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, that does look interesting, and, no, hadn’t heard of it… It’s in the vein of this show I’m pitching…

      • Awesomus Maximus

        Awesomus Maximus says:
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        @Grey, A satire-driven reality show with creepy overtones and a subtle dash of social commentary? Kick ass… let me know when it airs! Seriously though, good luck.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks… It’s still very early for that though… Someone needs to buy the f**ker…

  73. Steve says:
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    Damn, damn, damn. Opponent’s Wilhelmsen gets one out and looks like he’s going to pick up a win. Curses!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I got that vulture win too… Not too shabby for one out… How’s H2H looking this week?

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, I’m up 8-4 but it’s real close in a bunch of cats. That Wilhelmsen win was a right pain in the arse. A pity Stults couldn’t hang on.

        Longo!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s good, hopefully it stays positive tomorrow… Longo, indeed!

  74. Horse says:
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    14 team, non keeper.

    Votto, kendrick or pedroia, clippard

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Votto side… Though it’s fair and close…

  75. TheNewGuy says:
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    Great call on the Giancarlo-beast, 3 bombs in Coors already! If only he got traded to the Rockies, that would be enough to make every owner drool. Lets all slate friggin Lester on here though, gets his shizz together just after we all drop him…

    Anyway EY Jr or Revere for steals in my 5OF spot? Need them badly as Andrus, Cutch and Hanley have all simultaneously forgotten how to steal a base…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, could hit 60 homers in Coors all year… Young…

  76. Grey's da man! says:
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    Ludwick, Rasmus or Frazier?

    • Grey's da man! says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, And should I drop Moose for Frazier or Ludwick?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yup, Frazier

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier

  77. TheNewGuy says:
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    Henderson or Lopez for saves?

    Will the Astros ever win…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Probably not… Henderson…

  78. Project_Badass says:
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    W, QS, K, ERA, WHIP

    Out of these scrubs, who are your top 3 for Sunday?

    Chacin @CHC
    Chris Young vs HOU
    Correia vs MIL
    Feldman vs MIN
    Mark Rogers @Pit

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None… Young, Correia, Chacin

  79. crock says:
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    Still in negotiation for bautista and the current offer is my dunn/wilhelmsen for bautista. Good deal for me? Heres my current roster 14team 6×6(standard with obp and holds) h2h:
    c. santana
    1b. pujols
    2b. cano
    ss. reyes
    3b. frazier
    of. cruz, ellisbury, adam jones
    utl. dunn, kendrys
    sp. greinke, bumgarner, lee, lincecum, gallardo, billingsley, haren
    rp. wilhelmsen, holland, perkins, robertson, affeldt, lopez
    dl. lawrie, morrow

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Bautista there…

  80. Awesomus Maximus

    Hashtag Humblebrag says:
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    I’m not very good at this fantasy baseballing, but it’s good when your batters have more HRs (7) than Ks (6) on the day, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Presumably in regular leagues… You have 7 homers already?!

      • Awesomus Maximus

        Hashtag Humblebrag says:
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        @Grey, That was yesterday… 11/7/16/3/.372, with 6 Ks and a 1.333 OPS. Made up for a pretty awful day of pitching (5 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, and just 3.5 K/9).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, gotcha…

  81. Carlos says:
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    Which closer should I drop?
    Tom Wilhelmsen
    G Balfour
    C Janseen
    R Betancourt

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Balfour…

  82. TheNewGuy says:
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    Melky’s a pretty good keeper at $5 for next year right? Or $8 for 2 years?

    Or are we thinking this years largely been fueled by his testosterone usage…

    Trying to decide whether I should cut him or hold onto him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he’s fine for $5… Not great… I wouldn’t tie him up for 2 years…

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @Grey, Yeah my thinking too.

        Now’s the difficult decision of whether to cut him and use the roster spot this year, or keep him for next. Pick up would probably be Jim Henderson…yeah think I’ll hold Melky for now.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, hold Melky there…

  83. joe from point pleasant says:
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    @Grey:

    Pick the best two out of the following SP in a DEEP points league:

    Johan
    Volquez
    Iwakuma
    Mendoza

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Volquez, Iwakuma

      • joe from point pleasant says:
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        @Grey,
        I think I agree… I am going to throw Volquez out there at home vs Pitt tomorrow and evaluate after the game.

        Iwakuma has ben pretty nasty and his K numbers have been surprisingly solid. He’s a Marginer with a little bit of upside.

        Mendoza has been pretty insane the past couple months though. If Volquez falters, I anticipate him being the guy I take a shot on.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, makes sense…

  84. Martin says:
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    @grey- would you trade Choo or Ludwick or BJ Upton for Medlen? In what order should i offer those 3 hitters for Medlen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton, Choo… Any of them though if you need an SP…

      • Martin says:
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        @Grey, So your saying you prefer Ludwick to Choo and BJ? Mind you im in a 12 team H2H league.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, unless you need steals and average vs. power…

  85. TheNewGuy says:
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    Is the axe-man (Axford) even ownable at this point?

    Some dude dropped him in my league. Still feel he’ll get the closers job back soon, and his stuff’s still there. Drop Lopez for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold for now…

  86. Steve says:
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    Mike Dunn has really fucked up some good work there.

  87. Steve says:
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    Deduno too. F***wit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, didn’t love the Deduno…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, He got out of it. Really need the Twins to pick him up here.

        • Steve says:
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          @Steve, Come on Doumit. Make yourself useful.

          • Steve says:
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            @Steve, Now, time for some Plouffe…

            • Steve says:
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              @Steve, Damn. Needed Beavan to get left in (and clobbered) there.

            • Steve says:
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              @Steve, Now you, Carson. Whoever you are.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Ha! Where’s the H2H score at? You need offense?

                • Steve says:
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                  @Grey, It’s 8-3 to me. Tied in Wins, and I’m only up by 1 HR and 2 RBI and opponent has Swish, Jeter and Aviles still to come.

                  Behind in WHIP by .001. I was leading, thanks to Guthrie(!), but Greinke and Deduno have f***ed that up.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Damn, that is crazy close… Does 8-3 get you in the playoffs?

                    • Steve says:
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                      @Grey, Will edge me closer to the last spot. Three weeks to go after this one. One matchup is against my sister, the other two against the top two teams.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ah… I thought this was the last week… Okay, so it’s still doable… You just gotta beat your sister…

                • Steve says:
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                  @Grey, Perhaps a clean one here, and then back to the top of the Twins order…

                  • Steve says:
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                    @Steve, Or not. Jesus.

                    • Steve says:
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                      @Steve, Double play, please.

                    • Steve says:
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                      @Steve, Thanks.

                    • TheNewGuy says:
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                      @Steve, Ha, can’t beat Steves sunday night running commentary.

                      Im in the lucky position of being pretty much guaranteed to make my H2H playoffs in the 1st year of doing it. Just waiting for Tulo to return then im all set ;)

  88. Steve says:
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    Could do with an Ollie Perez meltdown here.

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, Or a Cook kazaam-ing

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, Come on Willingham…

      • Steve says:
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        @Steve, Gah. One more form Deduno, please? As long as it’s a clean one…

        • Steve says:
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          @Steve, F***.

          • Steve says:
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            @Steve, Gonna lose WHIP on percentage points. Some pitchers’ WHIP from today

            Dunn – 9.00
            Betancourt – 2.00
            Greinke 1.83
            Deduno 1.83

            Fuck that.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Damn, that sucks…

              • Steve says:
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                @Grey, Tell me about it. Hopefully his Wilhelmsen will get hit hard (which would suck for you, but I’m selfish, yo).

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha, thanks!

  89. nightpandas says:
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    Beckett and Snider and 4th for Buckholz, C Davis and 6th next year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither side? Buchholz’s side…

  90. Steve says:
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    C’mon Mauer. Couple of RBI here would really help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nothing there…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, And his Beavan gets the win. Bullshit.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Any time Beavan does anything positive it could be considered BS…

  91. Steven says:
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    I’m in contention (#3 out of 14) in a dynasty league. I have Hosmer. How I’m in third with him being my starting 1B I don’t know. I am trying to sell for the playoff run. I got offered Reddick for Hosmer. I shouldn’t do this. Why am I considering it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you got this far with Hosmer, I’d hold tight… Not worth a month of Reddick to trade him in a dynasty…

  92. Steven says:
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    I’d have Reddick forevar though! -_-

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, and I’d want Hosmer over him forever…

  93. Prezii says:
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    The Nator says milwood is money.. I streamed him last start, do i dare chance it again? He’s playing at home against CLE..

    Other idea was givin Al Soriano a batty call.

    Which masterplan is better?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t go against SON… I’d prefer a batty call though when in doubt…

      • Prezii says:
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        @Grey, you know the SON and I are tight… But i just have a feeling Milwood gets pooped on this time. Ill roll with Soriano and hope for the best.

        Sorry Nator… And thanks grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, no problem…

  94. Steve says:
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    This Yanks-Sox game is going to kill me. Need Jeter and Swish to do nada.

    Not a great start, obviously.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Jeter already… But Beckett’s a number one…Oh, wait…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Still steaming over losing WHIP 1.24548736 to 1.25490196.

        That Wilhelmsen win yesterday (and Stults blowing up) really stings too.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn is that close… Sucks, sorry, Stults didn’t work out… He was supposed to pitch like Richard did today…

  95. anarchy burger says:
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    in my 11 team keeper league i just traded j zimm for heyward. both have the same price tag. 5×5 league. i’ve never been a big heyward guy. did i do alright?? i like the cheap bat over the cheap arm.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, that sounds solid…

  96. Wake Up says:
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    Stults burned me too…certainly is not, some kind of wonderful…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, he let us all down… Should’ve never trusted a guy whose last career highlight was from Pulp Fiction.

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey, True. You didn’t watch Caprica? Oh that’s right, nobody did!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hahaha…

  97. Wake Up says:
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    Cut Cuddyer? For Altuve or EYJ? No DL room…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Altuve… Young’s hurt too…

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey, Grabbed Altuve. Thanks.

  98. Wake Up says:
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    Hang onto Guthrie?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, he’s in Fenway next…

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey, That’s three in a row…I’m might be sipping the Kool-Aid, but I don’t have many options…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, you’re on a roll…

  99. Wake Up says:
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    Where are you from? Cameroon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, I remember you from the African Education Conference in the Haile Selassie Pavilion…

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey, boo-boo yah! boo-boo yah! boo-boo yah! Hah!

  100. Steve says:
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    You’d think a 5-0 lead in steals would be enough going into Sunday, right?

    Well, not for me. Three for Beltran and now that Swisher/Jeter double steal. And how many bases had Swisher stolen this season before that one? One. ONE.

    FMFBBL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, man… Damn Steve Magic…

  101. HoosierDaddy says:
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    I need to drop Anibal for one of these and need to keep him ROS

    better to have – Maholm, Samardzja, Corbin , Hellickson, or McCalister?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mahlon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maholm

  102. nightpandas says:
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    Last minute trade:

    Buerle, Salty, 14th

    for

    Fiers, Chooch, 13th

    (keep 7 league, other owner might actually keep Fiers, helps me ROS)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine for this year, pretty bad if any of those guys are keepers for you…

      • nightpandas says:
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        @Grey, my keepers would be Pujols/Kemp/Bruce/Kinsler/Rizzo/Dickey/Latos or Morrow

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha… So you wouldn’t keep those guys anyway… Yeah, then go for it…

  103. nightpandas says:
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    Just got offered Hamilton for Pujols….gotta decline right? Both would be kept

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d decline…

  104. Herschel says:
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    @grey: who do you like between fowler, Colvin and Jay? Need RBI and sb…

    • Herschel says:
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      @Herschel, Oh, and cargo2 (Gomez).

  105. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto where I need k’s more than anything, which two do you start:

    Dempster ( vs bal, vs min)
    Straily (vs min)
    Garcia (@ cin)
    McDonald (vs mil)
    Fiers (@ pit)
    Jensen (3 vs sf, 3 vs Mia)

    Thanks.

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