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Aaron Harang is not a bad pitcher. Actually, he hasn’t even been bad this year. (Okay, he hasn’t been good either.) If I may turn my hat crooked, Harang just had some straight-up bad luck, yo. You want numbers? How about these? His BABIP .335, that’s bad luck. His K/9 is around 8. That’s very solid. Three year ERA, 3.77. He’s at 4.33. So that should come down. He’s a workhorse, so that’s a lot of IP with good numbers. Going forward, Harang should have good numbers across the board minus wins; those I can’t guarantee. But chasing wins is a losing man’s game. (Hey, that was a pretty clever turn of a phrase. If I had an internet page of quotes like Oscar Wilde or Mitch Hedberg, that would be 17th. 16th would be, “Can I get an Amen, Sherman Hemsley?” and 18th would be “Dance With Me here, Orleans.” But I digress.) So what do you do with this Harang-a-tang of info? You go trade for him, that’s what you do. Anyway, here’s some other fantasy baseball players to buy or sell:

BUY

Robinson Cano – On my gravestone it will say, “I told you I was ill” and my legacy will be pimping Cano for two months straight.

Jo-Jo Reyes – Someone mentioned in the comments yesterday that they haven’t heard anything about him. Reyes has really gone under the radar for me. I only mentioned to pick him up here, here, here, here, here. The first mention was a day after his first start of ’08. If you guys (and possibly one or two girls, but highly doubtful) want, change your fantasy baseball password to what I use, “GreyIsFortified” and I’ll do your drops and adds.

Chase Headley – Kouzmanoff has done a lot of nothing since last year. Now he’s supposedly suffering from a sore back.

Jeff Francis – Very serviceable coming into this year until he was completely derailed in his quest to match Snell in a game of onedownmanship. His next game is against the Royals. If he pitches well, he’ll be a hot add. You’ve been warned. Or as they say in knitting circles, you’ve been yarned.

Jeff Baker – Rudy liked him coming into the year, then he fell out of favor (Baker, not Rudy). Rudy’s adding him all over the place again.

Kory Casto – On most days, he’s starting in place of Wily Mo Pena; I like Casto in NL-Only leagues. But remember, “Person who dance with Nats is easily bored.”

Jeff Keppinger – I wait with bated breath to start him in a NL-Only league. (BTW, it is bated, not baited. Check yo’self, fool.) Keppy’s about a week away from coming back.

Mike Aviles – Seems like people are falling over themselves to add this dude. I can understand it. As I’ve said many times before, when you’re dealing with MI, CI, UT or fifth starters, you want to take a gamble. There’s no point in fielding a boring, safe guy. (That’s not to say there’s no point in fielding a productive, safe guy. There is a difference. Figuring out the difference was my minor at The Fantasy Baseball College of Charleston.)

Eric Byrnes – Nope, I don’t like him, but I feel like no one likes him at this point. If everyone’s zigging, why aren’t you zagging? Would be worth seeing how cheaply you can grab Byrnes. I’d think you can get him for next to nothing and he could prove a valuable fifth outfielder in the 2nd half of the year.

Josh Willingham – It says he’s owned in 93% of all ESPN leagues. Now I’m assuming 99% of ESPN leagues are drafted in March then the owners never look at their team again. If this is not the case and people have been holding onto Willingham and wasting a lineup spot all of this time, you are going to make me blow a blood vessel. Now everyone who dropped Willingham, you can go get him again.

SELL

Jake Peavy – I love Peavy, but as I mentioned a few weeks ago, I’m selling. Call me conservative, but I can’t wrap my mind around pitchers with recent arm troubles.

Kevin Kouzmanoff – See Headley, Chase or about three and two-thirds of an inch above.

Hiroki Kuroda – He wasn’t that bad when he was in there, but now he has shoulder tendinitis. Punt.

J.D. Drew – With my hands in my pockets, I stood next to J.D. Drew as he talked to Manny. I waited for an introduction. They laughed about Youkilis’s party out on The Cape. Apparently, Manny read from his journal of poems that he wrote while in left field. They laughed and I punched Drew in the mouth.

Joe Saunders – I think he’s already been on a Sell List. Hmm… Well, here he is again, because he’s keeping up this unsustainable start!

Aaron Cook – Full disclosure, I’ve had him in a mixed ten team league for two months and have reaped a lot of his benefits. I know he’s not really this good; everyone knows this. This isn’t a “sell” as much as a “be glad for what you got and be ready to drop.”

Joe Nathan – I could’ve put Mariano Rivera here instead of Taipei Slinklo or any other top closer. (I could’ve even put Beanie McDougalston, but that’s a made up name.) Because at the end of the year, when everything’s said and done, do you ever look in the mirror and say, “I am so glad I had Taipei Slinklo. And damn my hair looks good,” or do you say, “I’m glad I traded Joe Nathan for Harang. And damn my hair looks good?” You tell me. Tell me!

97 Responses

  1. cruisinkc says:
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    Better sport start for tomorrow..

    Meche vs. SF
    Jurrjens vs. Seattle

  2. Jeff says:
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    Gotta love Jo-Jo Reyes. No decision in his last start but only 3 Ks- 7 innings w 1ER against the Rangers is a very pleasing fantasy start.

    I dealt AJ Burnett for Harang last night before his start- A bittersweet feeling it was considering I still had him in my lineup. (5IP 5Ks 8ER)

    @ cruisinkc – Seattle is a mess and San Fran doesn’t seem as bad as everyone thinks- I like Jurrjens.

  3. I’m steadfastily (no I don’t know if that’s a word) cruising for a trade for Harang, no one seems to be biting in either one of my leagues. Either they’re reading crap you’re spewing too or I suck at trade offers.
    Henyway (that’s definitely made up, think “greek guy says ‘anyway’”), among all this Harang mulling over I actually have a question. Do you like Jo-Jo over Slowey?

  4. Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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    Excellent recap today, Mr. Grey, as per usual.

    Reason I Hate My League #68: You know how there’s always one guy in your league who’s fixated on one and only one of your players, so that every time you inquire about anyone on his team, from Hanley to Hinske, he’ll shoot back: “BJ Upton. BJ Upton. I want Upton. I want BJ Upton,” like he’s Rain Man?

    That’s the guy in my league who has Harang.

    So… unless people here think BJ Upton for Harang/Polanco is a good deal, this is one fat pitcher I won’t be buying low on.

  5. Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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    Edited to add: I assumed the RCL was way too deep for me to employ my patented Junky Closer Strategy(tm). Yet lo and behold, there I was yesterday sifting through the dumpster and picking up that fray-shouldered save-mongering retread Eddie Guardado! Feels so good!

    Caveat: I did not pick him up in my normal league, even though he’s available, because his K rate is terrible, he’s 52 years old, he hasn’t been a reliable “every day” closer since 1988, and he pitches in Texas. Aka, he scares the heck out of me. But in a superdeep league, why not?*

    *don’t answer that

  6. Frank Rizzo says:
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    I’m benching Bedard tonight but starting Scott Baker. Look at me, I’m a crazy azzhole!

  7. RT says:
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    John Maine at Coors tonight? What say you?

  8. Frank Rizzo says:
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    @BVV: Hahahaha. I laugh in the face of a Harangutang/Polanco for Upton. I wouldn’t give Upton up for that trash. Don’t listen to me though, I’m the Crazy Azzhole!

  9. Frank Rizzo says:
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    @RT: no

  10. IowaCubs

    IowaCubs says:
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    I’ve been thinking about adding him for you know, 6 weeks or so, but I was afraid he’d poop on my team. Who would you drop for Jo-Jo?? Masterson, Gallaraga or Contreras? Would I even be making an upgrade here?

  11. Frank Rizzo says:
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    I think Contreras is poop and Masterson won’t be in the rotation all year plus he’s due to get bombed, but just because everyone’s yapping about Jo-Jo doesn’t mean you need to drop guys that are better than him.

    If pressed I’d probably drop Masterson.

  12. KarlJ says:
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    @Baron Von Vulturewins:
    Haha- I have one of those in my league and in every trade offer he always asks me for Lincecum no matter who he is giving up

  13. IowaCubs

    IowaCubs says:
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    @Frank Rizzo: My dog’s name is Jo-Jo. When she poops, I usually just pick it up in a plastic bag and immediately drop it in the nearest trash can. Occasionally, I hold on to the poop if a trash can isn’t in sight, in which case, my whole hand ends up smelling like dog turd. Catch me?

    And I really did name my 5 month old puppy Jo-Jo. I think I did it back when Grey first announced to the world that we should pick him up. You see how Fantasy Baseball can screw with the world?

  14. Zebo says:
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    @Grey: Hunter + E. Santana + F Cordero = Braun + 2 stiffs? I am trying to get Braun, and dump some space to make room for Mike Gonzalez and some other “Buy” guys.

  15. SaltyBiscuits says:
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    Who would you rather sign to your squad as a “DL Stashee Rehab Project”

    Josh Johnson
    or
    Chris Carpenter
    or
    Someone Else

    ??

  16. Mike says:
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    @SaltyBiscuits: Id go Carpenter over Johnson. But I dont think Carpenter will give you much after coming back from TJ surgery, just look at how long its taken Liriano and hes not even in the majors yet. Id keep looking….Zumaya, Keppinger, Phil Hughes, Sheffield, Zimmerman, Willingham, Hafner or Jerry Hairston Jr…..just to throw some ideas your way.

  17. Mike says:
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    @SaltyBiscuits: Dont forget about Wang also if someone dropped him…..he could come back sooner than you think.

  18. wakeNbake says:
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    **Brandon Morrow** reportedly did not make the trip to Atlanta because of back spasms.

  19. Zebo says:
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    @everyone: in a vacuum, whom to drop to make room for Mike Gonzalez off the DL?

    1) Swisher
    2) Headley
    3) Morrow

  20. RT says:
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    Bye bye John Gibbons. Riccardi next?

  21. wakeNbake says:
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    @RT: They are both hard headed idiots. Peace! to both of them.

  22. wakeNbake says:
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    Whats the deal with Jorge De LaRosa??… guy has like 20 k’s in his past 2 starts.

  23. Grey

    Grey says:
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    *****Guys, I lost my internet at my house, and am at an Apple store. Rudy will try and help you, but he’s at work so you guys are gonna have to help each other. Make me proud.*****

  24. JR says:
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    @Zebo. Headley. He is the most replaceable of the bunch.

  25. RT says:
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    @wakeNbake:

    1992 called and they need their Mgr. back.
    Cito Gaston is back in T.O. with, get this, Leyva and Tennace on the bench.

  26. wakeNbake says:
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    @Grey: we got your back

  27. wakeNbake says:
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    Would u guys start Oswalt @TB tonight?

  28. IowaCubs

    IowaCubs says:
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    @Grey: Oh shit! You mean I’ll have to decide for myself how to manage my own life?

    I love how you’re blogging in a panic at an Apple store.

    @wakeNbake: Who is next in line for saves for the Sub-Mariners?

  29. RT says:
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    @wakeNbake:

    Yee. Without question.

  30. IowaCubs

    IowaCubs says:
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    I just picked up Ryan Rowland-Smith. I’m assuming he’s next in line for saves, right?

  31. wakeNbake says:
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    @IowaCubs: Im not positively sure to be honest Id prolly go Rowland-Smith then Sean Green. This assuming the mariners actually win a game this weekend.

  32. JR says:
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    @IowaCubs. You mean if both Putz and Morrow were down? I might speculate on Batista. He used to be a closer, and he has been moved to the bullpen, after all.

    P.S. Is something wrong with Morrow?

  33. wakeNbake says:
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    you guys should also add Eddie Guardado if you have bench space and need saves. Texas implied yesterday that they are speculating a change at closer. Plus their a good team so their closer would be valuable.

  34. IowaCubs

    IowaCubs says:
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    @wakeNbake: It’s for a league that sets its lineups weekly. I just grabbed Rowland-Smith for the sole reason of being awesome like that. I also picked him up because he’s an Aussie, and my team needed one of those.

  35. Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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    @RT: Cito Gaston? That is hilarious.

    In a related story, JP Ricciardi announced the Jays have signed Paul Molitor, Joe Carter, and Tom Henke.

    “These are just the kind of guys to return us to our glory days,” said Ricciardi, “since they were here in the glory days.” Buck Martinez reportedly turned down an offer to return as catcher, preferring to stay old and retired.

  36. wakeNbake says:
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    @JR: I havent seen confirmation anywhere yet but on a morning radio show in seattle their interim-GM said that Morrow was left behind due to back spasms….nothing serious hell probably be back on Monday if this is true.

  37. Steve says:
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    Guys – does any of Mariano, Saito, Street, Mike Gonz or Izzy get me Cano straight up? Or do I need to throw Kelly Johnson in too?

  38. IowaCubs

    IowaCubs says:
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    @wakeNbake:
    @ Cito Gaston:
    @ Jimmy Key:

    So you’d say that the safer saves bloke is Eddie G? I don’t know if I want to drop Contreras or Masterson for Fast Eddie… Hmm… but I need saves… hmm…

  39. RT says:
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    @IowaCubs:

    I think Eddie G. will earn you a lot of saves in the second half. If you need ‘em…. Try and drop another reliever.

  40. IowaCubs

    IowaCubs says:
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    @RT: Well I just dropped the Ryan Rowland-Smith that I just picked up. I hope I just confused the shit out of my leaguemates.

  41. IowaCubs

    IowaCubs says:
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    @Baron Von Vulturewins:
    @Steve: I’d almost start at the bottom with Gonzalez, then see if he bites on Street, and then do Saito. I think Rivera is far too steep. At least if I were a Cano owner, I’d demand more than Street.

  42. RT says:
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    @IowaCubs:

    They won’t be confused when you get 12 saves from Eddie Comacho. One closer vs a committe (i.e. Sseattle) is better anyway. Hell, even with Wilson, Eddie Comacho will get more. Not sure what your SP is like, but dropping Smith would appear to be a better option.

  43. wakeNbake says:
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    @IowaCubs: yea Id pick up Eddie before Rowland-Smith……if Morrow just has back spasms thats not a huge deal, hell be back soon

  44. Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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    @IowaCubs: Yes, this is the correct strategy.

    I agree that Mariano might be too much — you can probably get Cano + x for Rivera.

  45. Mike says:
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    @Grey: Grey I propose this question to you when you return from internet-connection oblivion….Why the hate for A.J. Pierzynski? I kno he hasnt been a standout at catcher for a while but look at his production this year. Hes been very consistent with his AVG. and hes not killing you anywhere else, which is all you can hope for if you miss out on the top catchers. Still no love for A.J for the second half?

  46. Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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    Proposed to me:

    I give Rios.

    I get AJ Burnett.

    I can spare Rios in the OF, and I like the idea that Burnett will get shipped to a contender and pitch his heart out over the last few months. So I’m leaning toward it, unless the Hive Mind thinks otherwise.

    Somebody send up the Grey Signal! Get thee to an Apple store, quick!

  47. Steve says:
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    Doh. Too late. Already offered up Street. Does the other guy get notification of a cancelled trade in Yahoo?

  48. IowaCubs

    IowaCubs says:
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    @Mike: It’s a Cubs thing, Mike. Nothing personal, but that guy needs to get his stupid White Sox face smacked by Zambrano. Again, nothing personal, A.J.

  49. Mike says:
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    @Baron Von Vulturewins: I dunno about that one dude, Im frustrated with Rios also but he isnt this bad. If he comes even close to what his projections were for this year you gotta figure theres alot of hits in his bat that are coming. I really dont think you can trade Rios right now because you wont get the value you should get. Not to say I dont like Burnett, because I do like him. However the same reason I would trade Rios (because he plays on the shit ass Blue Jays) is the same reason I wouldnt trade for Burnett ( because he plays on the shit ass Blue Jays). Unless Burnett gets traded first to a team like the Yankees or such a contender Id hold off.

  50. IowaCubs

    IowaCubs says:
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    @Baron Von Vulturewins: “In practical life the wisest and soundest people avoid speculation.” — George Earle Buckle

    I don’t know man. That’s a risky move. Rios has a name for some reason, and he’s got like dos rios value. I’d try for something more awesome like (gulp) Volquez or something that is more sexy at the moment. Then you could flip Volquez for someone spectacular such as Ron Cey.

  51. wakeNbake says:
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    Mark Lowe would be the guy Im hearing to close for Seattle while Morrow is out. Man, I cant decide what to do add Guardado or add Lowe since I also have Morrow….tis the question.

  52. BigFatHippo says:
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    @Everybody

    Grey down and out for awhile so I’ll ask you guys.

    Just traded Bruce and Morrow for Harang, I still have 4 closers. K Rod, Nathan, Franklin, Gonz.

    Good move or am I an idiot?

  53. Mike says:
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    @BigFatHippo: Umm…depends on your teams needs but I like it…Harang isnt this bad, bound to turn it around. U really have 3 closers tho, Franklin isnt going to close now that Izzy is back.

  54. BigFatHippo says:
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    Izzy not close to closing yet. I don’t think they’ll put him back in the role till after the break, anyway I’m tied for 1st in S and that’s just 1 category.

    Harang should help in 3 at a minimum.

    I’m glad you didn’t mention Bruce, makes me feel better about it.

  55. Mike says:
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    @BigFatHippo: well we all know Bruce is good. Its just a matter of pitchers making adjustments to him, which explains his slumping. Eventually however hell adjust back and rebound, but I still like it for you unless your in a keeper league, then its a bad move.

  56. wakeNbake says:
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    heres a question for everybody: I play in a Yahoo league and I decided to stash Scherzer even tho hes in the minors, however now I just read that the D-backs placed him on the DL. Since he is in the minors will he be DL elibigible in Yahoo leagues??

  57. JR says:
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    @WakeNBake

    No. He won’t be eligible for a DL slot. But since you were stashing him anyway, does it matter?

  58. Zebo says:
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    @everyone: I am still trying to clear room, and I am hesitant in offering Hunter + E. Santan + F Cordero to get Braun + 2 stiffs. Do you think with that deal, I come out ahead?

  59. wakeNbake says:
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    @JR: yeah. Id rather stash him on the DL than on my roster’s bench…ya kno. cuz then I can pick someone up.

  60. BigFatHippo says:
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    @Mike

    At work so hard to get back here. Thanks but yeah, keeper. Went from out in front by 23 roto pts to only 13.5 up in a week. All because my guys aren’t hitting, Bruce being one of them. Not worried about Chase or Chip but someone had to go.

    Keeper league be damned, I’m winnin the money this year. With the help or Grey, Rudy and their Minions.

    Did I say money, meant pickles.

  61. BigFatHippo says:
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    @Zebo

    If you’re trying to clear room what do you want with 2 stiffs? Get Braun.

  62. Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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    @Mike: @IowaCubs: Thank you. You have saved me. Sometimes I just like to do trades, just cuz. This is a bad instinct, very similar to the one that tells me that, yes, another beer is just the ticket, thank you.

    Since both players are bucking salls right now, you have to figure they’re right back to even, which means you don’t trade Rios for Burnett. COME ON, BARON! Stupidstupidstupid!

    @Zebo: Yeah, do that. Accumulate talent. You can fill holes later.

    @BigFatHippo: I would think in a keeper you could have got more for Bruce. But that’s in a vacuum — you know your league, how tight people are, etc. And what do I know? I want to trade Rios for Burnett.

    @Zebo: On second thought, why not just Hunter/one of the others for Braun? All three of those players have value; none are throw ins, so it’s hard to give away three useful players for one guy and not be overpaying. Unless you’re in a super-shallow league where closers are readily available as FAs, in which case Cordero’s value goes down.

    This is Francisco Cordero, I assume, not Wil Cordero.

    @BigFatHippo: If your team’s not hitting, don’t panic. Remember, we’re not even halfway done this grueling marathon.

  63. yak says:
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    Is Beltran enough to get Lincecum?

  64. BigFatHippo says:
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    @yak

    No. Not on this planet.

    @Baron

    No panic yet, I’m loaded. Just worried about #3 guy, The Commish. He’s -68 IP with Johan, Haren, Beckett and trade bait. He’ll finagle a couple deals, this is how he won it 2 years ago and it’s shaping up the same. Not gonna slack, which is why I picked up Harang.

  65. wakeNbake says:
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    @yak: probably not, Lincecum’s owners usually love him and wont part with him unless they rob you.

  66. yak says:
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    That’s what I figured. Gawd I need pitching….

  67. BigFatHippo says:
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    @yak

    Don’t worry, you have something noone else in your league has (hopefully).

    Razzball Baby!!!!

    I see you’ve only been on a short time, stick with it, not only Rudy and Grey but everbody on here will help you get pitching.

    When Grey gets back on, probably tomorrow, post you’re team and who you’re trying to get.

    One other thing, tell noone about Razzball…………………Until after you beat em.

  68. p0rk burn says:
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    @BigFatHippo: We’ve gone over this BFH. No talking about Razzball, even after you beat them. Then they’ll be here next season and we don’t want that.

    I already made the mistake of cluing in one my buddies before I realized the error of my ways. He lurks and reads all my crap. I’ve distributed decoder rings to everybody so you can see my real messages while faking him out. Its called counter-intelligence people, and its how you live paranoid.

    (see, that was really telling you my trade strategy for the next two weeks)

  69. yak says:
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    Thanks! Here is the team.
    McCann-Votto-Uggla-Miggy Cabrera-S. Drew-Beltran-Maggs Ordonez-Carlos Gomez-X. Nady(util). Bench is Tulo-Bruuuuuce-Kemp.

    Pitchers are Hamels-Duchs…-Danks-Contreras-Capps-M. Gonzo-Izzy-Morrow-Wainwright.

    I just took this team over a week ago for a friend who got shipped overseas. It’s my second year ever playing, and this is my second team. I have played FF for years, but am just now getting the hang of fantasy baseball.

  70. Steve says:
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    @IowaCubs: You guys need to thank me for benching Rios today. That’s obviously the reason he’s currently 2-2.

  71. BigFatHippo says:
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    @pork burn

    Received the decoder ring, I thought it was your condom sizer, my bad. Glad I know what it’s for now cause it didn’t fit when I tried it on.

    @yak

    Lot of questions come up.

    Roto or H2H?

    Not many roster spots, how many teams?

    What’s your standing? That’s a pretty solid team so I’m guessing not a deep league. Don’t ever trade Hamels and hope that Wainwright comes back soon.

    I’m a FF freak too, but man this BB is so much tougher. I love it, you will too.

  72. p0rk burn says:
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    @BigFatHippo: Yeah, it is the size of a hulahoop so I could see you making that mistake. I should have been more specific, sorry.

  73. johnson says:
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    i just picked up eddie and dropped lowe- who i picked up earlier today when i first heard about morrow. eddie should be in more save situations and have more job security. right move? and anyone have an idea about jose guillens trade value now? sell high? what sp could i get straight up?

  74. BigFatHippo says:
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    @pork

    Didn’t know Whammo made toys for red wigglers. Learn something new every day.

    @Johnson

    Man the Mariners closer situation frustrates the hell out of me right now. Ain’t got a clue. Everyday Eddie has been more Everydecade Eddie hasn’t he?

    Sell high on Jose, if there is such a thing.

  75. yak says:
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    Roto 12 team. Standard Yahoo scoring. Pretty middle of the pack in all cats. I have fluctuated between 4th and 8th over all. It’s pretty tight. I am within 30 points of first in seventh as of this morning.The only moves I have made so far(again in a week or so) was picking up M. Gonz. My thinking is trading OF for SP, but again I am not sure the conversion rate so to speak. I tend to over-value hitting at this point.

  76. RT says:
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    @johnson:

    They’re saying Morrow should be back in a few days.. Wilson’s job is definitely in jeopardy. Washington backed him publicly again – like Gagne by Yost…. Look how that turned out.

  77. BigFatHippo says:
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    @yak

    League is shallow enough to check out free agents. We have more roster spots in my 10 team but there’s still Masterson (Schilling gone, probably stick if he keeps pitching well). Lester(ditto), Wandy(only at home).

    May be time to start a Cleveland Streamer, see Razzball Glossary, top left.

    Your OF isn’t deep enough to lose Maggs, Beltran or Nady. Kemp’s a good bencher. Bruce just netted me Harang, try that.

    Grey is on a buy low tirade over Harang right now.

    And don’t ever overvalue hitting.

  78. BigFatHippo says:
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    Check that, I mean don’t undervalue hitting.

    Lots of pitchers, target ERA, K and WHIP.

  79. p0rk burn says:
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    @Everybody on the Morrow train: I’m going to go against the gospel of Grey with his “pitchers with arm troubles” but they are saying Putz is already throwing. According to biased sources there wasn’t serious damage, just inflammation. Granted, the Ulnar nerve is kinda important to a pitcher and there isnt a whole lot that makes you think two weeks off will repair any damage, but you know, cust kayin’. Morrow is going to lose the position (at least for a while) when JJ comes back until the toothpicks break.

  80. BigFatHippo says:
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    Batista named the closer du jour. For now.

    Clusterfuck if you ask me.

    Also going against the Greyn, keeping Nathan and K Rod. Sorry Grey, you asked us to take over.

    Thy will be done.

  81. wakeNbake says:
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    Any Chien Ming Wang owners in here? Did you guys drop him or use your DL spot on him??

  82. wakeNbake says:
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    @p0rk burn: Morrow is still worth owning even if hes not closing. Hell help you with k’s, ERA, WHIP and theirs always the possibility of Putz’s arm exploding, in which case you have another closer.

  83. BKK says:
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    @WakeNbake: The owner in my league did. He’s a Yanks fan too. He also has 3 other guys on the DL. But we have lots of pitchers available so I would say it depends how deep your league is. Wang is out for at least 6 weeks. So you are looking at August before he plays again. If there is value to be grabbed then go get, if not, DL him.

  84. wakeNbake says:
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    @BKK: I currently have Wainwright and Rafael Soriano on the DL. I only have Soriano as a handcuff to Mike Gonzalez…so Im thinking of dropping Soriano for Wang. Seems like Soriano may be hurt all year, but Im lagging in saves so I have a decision to make. My league is very competitive, the only pitchers out there are guys like Radhames Liz, Luke Hochevar, Jeff Francis so Wang could be a nice boost to my pitching later on. Thanks man.

  85. p0rk burn says:
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    @wakeNbake: Yeah I’m not arguing that. I’m a closet Mr. B myself. I’m just saying in the context of saves right now I think the Guard Dog is a better longterm option.

  86. wakeNbake says:
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    @p0rk burn:haha… Who’s Mr.B and Guard Dog??….either you went completely over my head or Im too baked to make sense of that.

  87. p0rk burn says:
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    @wakeNbake: We used to call Eddie G the Guard Dog when he played in Seattle. Mr B is a “middle reliever believer”.

    I’m guessing its a combination of the two. Nothin’ but love and peanut butter.

  88. wakeNbake says:
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    @p0rk burn: mmm…peanut butter

  89. BKK says:
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    @p0rk burn, @wakeNbake: Based on what I have seen so far this season, I am not sure Putz or Soriano make to the end. Neither have been that good when they were pitching anyway. P0rk you are probably right with Guardado over Morrow, Seattle is such a mess (Like Hippo said).

    Seems like guys are hanging out here more than in the forum?

    Did you check out the Tigers and Padres 2-2 after 7_1/2 all solo shots. Crazy.

  90. BKK says:
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    @Pork: Not even sure I should be talking to you after you cut me from the RCL. Cold man Cold.

  91. Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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    @BKK: Dude. 11 comments. In the RCL, I make 11 comments in my sleep.

    You are totally invited to join the RLL: Razzball Lurkers League.

    I jest!

  92. BKK says:
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    @BVV: You cut me deep man, but I heal quickly.

  93. BKK says:
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    @BVV: Let me guess, in one of your leagues you own Heath Bell. Comes in; gives up Maddux lead; now in line to get the win; Padres; they can’t even win right – so that Hoffman can at least earn a save for me; they get Bell a 4 run lead. UUUUUGH!!!

  94. joe says:
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    who wins trade
    Josh Hamilton and Mike Gonzalez
    Pat Burrell and Russell Martin

  95. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @joe: Are you saying Josh Hamilton and Mike Gonzalez for Pat Burrell and Russell Martin? Then Josh Hamilton and Mike Gonzalez’s side wins.

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