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The Tigers added Aubrey Huff to complement Jim Leyland’s puff.  When the Detroit Free Press hit the streets to find out what Tigers fans thought of this trade, they were met by mixed reactions.  Some fans asked for change, others shot at them. Huff should be added to the 1st base/DH mix with Carlos Guillen heading out to left field.  Huff’s value could go up a bit, but he needs to hit for him to have any value.  Best case scenario, he gets 8 homers over the next month and hits .330. Remember, that’s best, not realistic.  Marcus Thames’s value is hurt the most with the trade, but Thames is an estuary so he knows the importance of trading.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Nate McLouth – Was nursing a hamstring injury, then he started Saturday and aggravated it.  So now he heads to the DL for two weeks.  Terrific.  I’m so glad I own this schmohawk.  Can’t ya tell?  Aren’t I oozing with McLove?  He’s been a total waste for about two months now, but at least he was leading off and getting some Runs.  Now the only runs he’ll be getting are from Mexican food.  I officially hate McLousy.

Mark Reynolds – HR yesterday as he tied Pujols for the major league lead in homers for a millisecond until Pujols took the lead back.  Do people dare to draft Reynolds before David Wright next year?  I wouldn’t, but I’m beginning to think some will.

Max Scherzer – 5 IP, 9 runs, but only 3 were earned.  Ticker shock!

Tommy Hanson – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 Ks.  I mentioned Hanson yesterday in the rookie pitchers who might get shutdown thingamaboob.

Vladimir Guerrero – 2 HRs yesterday with 5 RBIs.  A fifth of his homers in one game.  Guess that stops his owners from taking a fifth of anything.

Ervin Santana – 6 IP, 3 ER, 5 Ks.  As I said after his last start (I think it was last start, I write a lot of these), I like Ervin to a certain respect now.  He’s probably owned in your league because of his name, but if he’s not, he should be.

Nick Markakis – I am Sparkakis!

Joe Martinez – 5 IP, 1 ER.  Start everyone against the Mets!!!  Three exclamation marks for emphasis.

Justin Morneau – Left the game with dizziness.  No word on whether he’ll need a trip to the Dizzabled List.

Francisco Liriano – 2 IP, 7 ER.  Member that corner he turned last week?  Yeah, he turned the other corner and kicked your dog.

Tommy Hunter – 5 2/3 IP, 4 ER.  Much closer to the kind of games I expect to see from Tommy Hunter.  Still wouldn’t own him.  Maybe next year.  Later, Tommy Hunter, if that’s your real name.

Rajai Davis – You can call him Ray.  You could call him Jai.  You could him RJ.  Just say natural.  Either way, he just stole another base.  SAGNOF!

Kevin Correia – 6 IP, 0 ER and a No Decision.  I love me my HodgePadres, but this might be why I’m struggling for Wins in every league.

Ted Lilly – 6 IP, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks vs. Padres.  Was a gimme first start back, but that’s all right, they still count.

Matt Holliday – Fouled a ball off his toe in the ninth inning.  Still ran hard to first on the next swing, but then left the game.  I’m gonna guess they’re going to call this day-to-day.  (BTW, isn’t it weird how week-to-week is worse than day-to-day, but minute-to-minute is worse too?)

Stephen Strasburg – Signed with the Nats for over $15 million.  I’d pay him in pennies.  No rolls either.  Make that Viennese putz roll them himself.  I don’t think we see Strasburg this year and if we do, he’s not going to give you much of anything in one year leagues.

Ryan Doumit – 0-for-5, batting .222 on the year.  I’m all for the Ron Popeil, “Set It and Forget It” method of dealing with catchers, but Doumit’s been awful.

Garrett Jones – 2-for-4 with a HR yesterday.  We all want something beautiful.  Man, I wish Garrett Jones was beautiful, but he’s still batting .226 vs lefties.

Lastings Milledge – 2-for-4, and a steal.  I think he stole second base off the Pirates reliever, Jesus Colome, simply to clarify what he meant in his Karaoke Revolution-aided, Cristal-fueled song, “Going To Second On Jesus Colome.”

138 Responses

  1. Prince says:
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    @Grey: “Thames is an estuary…” — nice. I have Nunez and Lindstrom, but see no motion there regarding change in closer. Drop Lindstrom for Guzman? Thanks!

  2. inertiatic says:
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    Meanwhile, in the Land of the Cubbies, Sweet Lou is kicking Gregg to the curb after he served up another crizzap sammich in the 9th. After the post-game interview, Lou was overheard mumbling about giving “Fox the job so the Tribune will get off my back about his PT,” as he waddled towards the can to evacuate his crowded colon. Presumably he wiped with Gregg’s 4.2 million-dollar contract.

    So much for my RP situation. I’ve got Gregg on damn near every team.

    Drop him for Marmol (is he even next in line??) or wait ’til Sweet Lou changes his tampon and gives the keys back to KG?

  3. inertiatic says:
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    One more thing Mr. Grey… Zobrilla is KILLING ME! Tried dealing him before the deadline but obviously no dice. There are better options on the wire at the moment such as Rajai, am I a fool for wanting to drop him? He came from the WW, its only fitting that he go back to his rightful place. What say you, good sir?

  4. DT says:
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    I’d take Reynolds over wright next year. Never, ever, ever again will I draft D Wright. I wish I had a witty name like McLousy for him.

  5. Kris says:
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    @Grey, @Everyone: Sit C-Bills tonight?

  6. Honestly I wouldn’t even think twice about drafting the Mini-Donkey before Wright, and I suspect you’ll change your mind by next year too Grey. Reynolds shouldn’t have an issue with 30 HR’s 20 SB next year…Wright, well I dunno!

  7. ScoutAbout says:
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    Start Nolasco @ Hou tonight? He killed my ERA and WHIP against Hou at home last week.

    Also, Grey, for the rest of the season do you like E. Santana over Floyd? Nolasco? Hanson?

  8. Antrim Warriors says:
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    Waiting to hear your thoughts of Marmol vs Guzman. What will big P do? Guzman seems to be a better choice for me…so my guess is he goes with Marmol…

  9. Ignorant, inflammatory, stereotype bullshit about the city of Detroit – this is what passes for journalism at razzball these days?

  10. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    in a tight h2h playoff battle. facing hands down the worst team in the league this week. in 21 ABs last night he puts up 5 HRs, 12 RBIs, and 9 Rs. jesus. fuck adam laroche, prince fielder, vlad, and whatever other crap player he had hitting a bomb last night.

  11. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    said other crap player was RICH ANKIEL. he’s starting rich ankiel AND adam laroche in a 12 team mixed league. and guys who weren’t hitting bombs like felipe lopez where hitting triples instead like felipe lopez.

    in a way i like h2h because it helps hold interest longer, but it can be seriously frustrating too.

  12. big o says:
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    @ Grey :
    huff and puff … i like it .
    thames is an estuary … he’ll go with the flow .
    magglio needs 80 more AB’s for contract incentives .

    is this vlad’s last season ? …. maybe mlb will institute a designated runner rule next year . still , he’ll have to make it down to 1st .

    why is everyone hating on the “stras that stirs” ??
    is it the talent or the agent ??
    snitches to bitches , ya’ll .
    give the kid a break .
    poll the audience … how many here , would willingly move to d.c. ??

  13. Josh says:
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    We all want something to believe, to believe yeah. I can’t quite give up on Garret Jones. Maybe tomorrow.

    Two questions: Anybody gonna turn around and start Ricky Nolasco a start after destroying their ERA? I’m leaning towards no, but in a H2H league, if i get the win this week, I’m pretty sure I clinch a playoff spot.

    Also, when’s the time to pull the plug on BJ Upton? He’s been on my bench a while now, and I know he’s capable of getting hot, but right now he’s terrible.

  14. @Antrim Warriors:

    I picked up Marmol…He at least has some experience closing so perhaps has the edge.

  15. big o says:
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    hannah on espn this morning .
    plum-colored dress and 4-inch heels .
    pleasant voice , but didn’t hear a word she said .

    cust objectifying .

  16. big o says:
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    @Josh:
    the time to pull the plug on b.j. upton was march 15th .
    shoulders , shoulders , shoulders .
    good draft/buy low candidate for next year .

  17. big o says:
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    @Antrim Warriors:
    there are (i believe) only 3 antrims in the world .
    england .
    canada .
    and new hampshire .

    do you live in new hampshire ??

  18. PhillyYorker says:
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    Hannah Storm and Linda Cohn are probably in the top ten women men fap to in the U.S. If only the ladies knew how attractive a little quality sports talk was they’d all be a lot less frustrated than Sweet Lou. And me. I made a less than stellar trade which has now turned into an utter catastrophe. Holds being the category in which I could gain the most points, I traded Josh Hamilton for Carlos’ Z and Marmol. Z is on the DL and it looks like Marmol will be picking up Saves instead of Holds. And, of course, my closer is Kevin Gregg.

    Still in first, but barely.

    So, the question of the day seems to be: Nolasco tonite?

  19. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    @Josh: if you have bench space, i can’t see why you would want to waive him. his cieling is just too infinitely higher than anything else you’ll find on the wire this time of year.

    @big o: i don’t see much difference between DC and most other east coast cities when youa re coming from the west coast. west coast is the best coast for sure, hope to be back in a year or 2. as for the hate, mostly it’s directed at boras. i think most of his clients would have signed long ago if it was completely up to them, but he talks them out of it. either way, he got basically a 50% bump over the previous highest contract, but if he’d ended up turning down $15M or $20M cause the nats refuse to pay him 3-5 times the prior deal, like it had been reported boras was seeking, then i think they would both be to blame.

  20. Antrim Warriors says:
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    @big o: yes, and there is also only one Henniker on Earth, and happens to be in NH.
    Hope eveyone enjoyed the NH fun facts of the day.

  21. youngid says:
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    Who to start tonight?
    Rios vs. Meche
    or
    Rajai vs. Sabathia

  22. big o says:
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    haha.

    grey’s buddy and the geico caveman doing fantasy football commercials on espn .

    that settles that issue .

  23. big o says:
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    @Antrim Warriors:
    i moved to connecticut in 2000 .
    before that , i lived in antrim ….. nearly 50 years .

    talk to me .

  24. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Scherzer or E. Santana the rest of the season?

  25. anon says:
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    I dropped Garrett Jones yesterday (for Carlos Gonzalez) and in his final game on my team he donked. I’m now officially rooting for him to plummet back down to earth, though.

    Also this season has gotten to the point where I actually feel bad for Comatose Mets Fan. This is like a reverse Comatose Boston Celtics Fan.

  26. Even worse it doesn’t look amazingly promising for next year. The staff other than Santana is a mess, Beltran is looking at microfracture, who knows if Reyes will be healthy going forward, who’s on first, etc.

  27. GTS says:
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    Pick up Marmol and drop Jim Johnson?

  28. Razzin says:
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    I’m huddled in a corner in the fetal position, thinking about starting Nolasco vs the Astros today. Help me, Grey. Also have Timmy and Lowe going today.

  29. Razzin says:
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    I’m huddled in a corner in the fetal position, thinking about starting Nolasco vs the Astros today. Help me, Grey.

  30. Beau says:
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    Supposedly Sweet Lou is going to make an official announcement today, I’m counting on all of you to find that information and post it on here in case I dont see it!

  31. mgeoffriau

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    To pick up Guzman, is it worth dropping any of the following:

    Brett Cecil, Derek Holland, Mat Latos, Randy Wells, Garrett Jones, Miguel Montero, Geovany Soto

  32. mgeoffriau

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    @mgeoffriau: Disregard, was beaten to Guzman, and Marmol’s already owned. Good luck everybody!

  33. airlifting says:
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    hannah storm and linda cohn are disgusting. as “creepy” as it’s become, give me erin andrews 100x before i have look at linda cohn’s skeletor face again.

  34. PJtres says:
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    i agree..

    im a kevin gregg owner (not proud!)
    should i drop him for guzman???

    or should i drop hawkins?

    we could holds as well as saves, so both guys are useful.

  35. airlifting says:
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    @youngid: fwiw, rios is 11/18 with 2 2bs, 2 3bs, and i think a mere 2k’s vs meche. sss, yes, but he seems to “own” meche.

  36. airlifting says:
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    @GTS: why? johnson’s job is as secure as it can get, really, and he doesn’t have 50 walks in 50 innings. i’d avoid marmol like the plague.

  37. TYY says:
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    @DT: wright will make you cry for saying you’ll never draft him again, he lost his power stroke this year, he’ll find it again…. He’s young, and a STUD.

    I like reynolds as much as the next guy, but if he’s gonna go first round maybe 2nd round next year? I dont know. He’s a Strike Out monster. Which i can deal with that if he puts up that stat line, but you just dont’ know, saying he’s going to go 30-20 next year EASY? is a bold statement…

    he might bat .230 next year and go 20-20

  38. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    @mgeoffriau: latos only has another start or 2 left before he’s being shut down, so in a 1 year league, or a keeper league where you don’t carry over but a small portion of your roster, his value is almost gone. cecil is knicked up and will probably get shut down too. holland and wells are gonna keep getting trotted out there every 5th day cause their teams in are the thick of a playoff race.

    i’d probably drop cecil, latos, or jones for him if you are save vulturing.

  39. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    @TYY: i think he gets to 30 HRs easy. he might bat .230, and he may not run as much, but 30 HRs he’ll get to if he gets the ABs.

  40. Charlie says:
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    Is it almost time to cut bait with James Loney for the rest of the year in the Util spot?

    Some other names out there: Venable, Carlos Gonzalez, Hotty Gomes, Garrett Jones. My team could really use some homers.

  41. Antrim Warriors says:
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    @big o: No SHIT!?
    email me pukastubby@yahoo.com My family has been in town at least that long.

  42. TYY says:
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    @ThePoonTycoon: true the power is for real, the avg is inflated i’d say, and if he hits 30 and steals 15 why not take Matt Kemp who is going to bat .300?

    Other than position eligibility i’d take KEMP.

    I’ve seen Kemp ranked top 5 already, idk about that…. seems a bit high, i know he’s a stud and going to get better, (especially if he can get moved up in the line up and hits there) but top 5? Phewwww…. we’ll see

    Gotta love the 5 cat players….

  43. royce! says:
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    re: Nolasco

  44. SamYo says:
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    Start Gaudin tomorrow at Oak ?

  45. brad says:
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    would ya’ll grab Nieman at home against Baltimore or Latos at home against the Cubs for a stream?

  46. Xar says:
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    @DT, @Grey: how about David Wrong or David Light for David Wright’s new nickname? At least until he gets back to where he should be?

    I feel a bit bad for mocking a guy with a concussion (like kicking someone while they’re down), but he is a Met and he was awful beore he got hit in the head.

  47. Xar says:
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    Or even David Lite, so as to resemble awful beer?

  48. Xar says:
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    Or D-Lite. Extra point for a pun, right?

  49. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Prince: I’d go with Guzman.

    @inertiatic: I’d go with Marmol.

    @inertiatic: I’d go with Davis if you need steals.

    @DT: Ha!

    @Kris: I wouldn’t.

    @Elijah: Nah, I don’t think I’ll draft a guy who Ks 200 times in the first two rounds.

    @ScoutAbout: Ervin not over those guys. I’d start Nolasco, but it’s very risky, and if you’re in a close race in ERA and WHIP, I wouldn’t.

    @Antrim Warriors: Marmol will be #1 choice.

    @big o: Go with the flow – Ha!

    @Josh: I’d start Nolasco and wouldn’t drop Upton.

    @big o: Ha!

    @youngid: Rios

    @Mr. Rickey: Scherzer

    @anon: Ha!

    @Razzin: Start him.

    @PJtres: I’d hold tight.

    @Charlie: Go with Gomes.

    @SamYo: I wouldn’t.

    @brad: Latos

    @Xar: Extra point for D-Lite. Now he has to grow those crazy sideburns like the guy from D-Lite.

  50. Mike says:
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    Is it worth it to start Brett Anderson against the Yankees or Kershaw against the Cards tomorrow?

  51. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Mike: I’d start Kershaw not Anderson.

  52. GTS says:
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    Should I grab and start Pedro today vs ARI? I could lose Jonathan Sanchez.

  53. Rick Dempsey says:
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    @Grey: About your young pitchers piece yesterday. Although David Price didn’t pan out the way many thought but he’s at least serviceable at home. That’s gotta give some hope for next season right?

    I guess I just want to know why you’re so down on him?

  54. Grey

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    @GTS: I wouldn’t.

    @Rick Dempsey: He’s looked terrible this year, but he could very well turn it around next year and be an ace. The problem is I fear his name value may be worth a lot more than his actual value.

  55. Rick Dempsey says:
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    @Grey: Your point on value is undeniable but just watch, he’s gonna rock “the Trop” tonight.

  56. Frank Rizzo says:
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    Count me in as a scared little C-Bills owner. Wish they were playing the Mets. I think he gets pounded.

    Glad I don’t have Nolasco. Glad I do have Pence in the lineup against him.

  57. Tom_Emanski says:
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    I have something of an embarrassment of riches in OF (at least for an 18 team league). Markakis, Cruz on the DL, Dukes, Willingham, CarGo, and RayJai Davis. Willingham’s permanently in the UTIL spot so he’s covered. I’m riding the RayJai wave and Markakis has a stubborn lock.

    That leaves CarGo, Dukes, and Cruz for the rest of the year. Who do you go with? I dropped Garrett Jones for CarGo and he could go cold any time. Dukes usually gets his numbers in one game bunches. And Cruz is coming off injuries all over his body.

  58. Antrim Warriors says:
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    @Tom_Emanski: CRUZ!

  59. Pro From Dover says:
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    Grey:

    Do you think it’s a good possibility Grabow gets some save chances with the Cubbies? If they do go by committee, he’d be the only lefty they’d be using…and he is a veteran, which Lou values.

  60. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    @Tom_Emanski: you are overanalyzing this one. until cruz proves he’s not healthy, he’s your guy when he’s back in the lineup.

  61. Grey

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    @Pro From Dover: It’s possible he gets one or two situational saves, but unless you’re really save-starved, he’s probably not going to make a difference.

  62. OPSy-daisy says:
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    Have got to drop one of the following to bring back Berkman: Zo, Uggla, Cuban Missile. What say you?

  63. Tom_Emanski says:
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    Who am I kidding, of course it’s Cruz. OK so who should I drop then. CarGo? Dukes?

  64. Dad says:
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    @All: Travis Snider back up. Despite his fall, he seemed to show some promise. I’ll be interested to see where the Jays bat him.

  65. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Dad: Thanks for the heads up!

  66. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    @Dad: he had a nice 1st couple weeks, then slumped and they sent him down. i expect him to have a nice 6 weeks and be a sleeper for next year. i picked him up when the rios new broke after having him back in april.

  67. Dad says:
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    @Grey: Texas has batted Byrd in the clean-up spot for the last few games, if they do it again tonight, is he an upgrade over Venable for RBI’s?

  68. Quintero says:
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    Dear Fellow Razzballer,

    I am a resident in Beijing, China for five years now and I’ve been a fantasyballer for twelve years. I have something to share.

    Today is the third day that I can’t log-on Yahoo! and ESPN, and I feel my life is going to fall apart.

    This kind of thing happen regularly here in China, first it’s Youtube, then Facebook, then MLB.com, NBA.com, Y! and ESPN. I might understand why the first two, but sports sites? Doesn’t make any sense in anyway.

    In a semi-not-so-much-but-still pathetic move, I Skyped my girl friend in New York to help me set my teams’ lineups.

    Three days is really no that big a deal, out of town, vacation on Fiji…I can live with three days without fantasy. But rest of the season? rest of my years in China? rest of my life? Those are the scary ideas…Considering Youtube and Facebook never came back…

    What if this happen to you guys? Is there anyone who got some wisdom to share. Very appreciate…

  69. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Dad: Sure, go for it.

    @Quintero: That’s really a shame. I imagine blocking Razzball makes more sense. There’s no way around their security restrictions? Though that might get you locked up. Imagine you got locked up for playing fantasy baseball. That would make an awesome episode of Locked Up Abroad. If there’s anything I can do, let me know. Obviously, short of changing your lineups for you.

  70. mr baseball says:
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    A Nightmare on Freddy Garcia Street: One, two, Freddy’s coming for you. Three, four, better lock your door. Five, six, grab your crucifix. Seven, eight, gonna stay up late. niine tem better check your ERA

  71. mr baseball says:
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    usually I am signed in but for some reason I am not signed in

  72. mr baseball says:
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    Royals optioned 3B Alex Gordon to Triple-A Omaha.

    could be an october call up here !

  73. Quintero says:
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    @Grey: Thanks for the comfort words, you guys are like the cornbreads which made in heaven… Please continuing your good work at Razzball, so that I can imagine that I’m still playing…Imagine is the key-word of the day for me.

  74. Martin says:
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    drop aybar for marmol if I already have furcal?

  75. Adam says:
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    Cubs are rumored to be talking to the Mets about Billy Wagner, keep an eye out for that one…pushing 40, but he’s looked good in his rehab and I could see Lou throwing him in there immediately so the other guys can stay in their roles

  76. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Quintero: Sure, no problem.

    @Martin: Go for it.

    @Adam: Interesting, thanks for the heads up!

  77. Adam says:
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    Pudge to Rangers, expected to be a backup according to ESPN

  78. Grey

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    @Adam: I saw that too. I don’t see why they’re going to use him as a backup.

  79. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Quintero: sorry to here that man,i go visit my mom in southern IL. small town and she can only get dial up,it takes like 30 minutes to pick a player up,but your deal is worse,good luck

  80. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Grey: recomend totally dropping gregg?id think so

  81. Tom_Emanski says:
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    Jays call up Snider hours after blowing signing day. Transparent PR moooooove

  82. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @AL KOHOLIC: Eh, I hate to drop him just yet.

  83. Dingo says:
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    How droppable is Joba Chamberlain right now? The Mr. B. in me is liking what it’s seeing in a certain Kevin Jepsen lately.

  84. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Dingo: He’s droppable in 12 team leagues, I wouldn’t for Jepsen though.

  85. Dingo says:
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    @Grey: I’m on pace to exceed my league’s inning limit, and I’m trying to gain ground in ERA, WHIP, and K/BB, so a high-quality RP makes more sense for my team than a SP who’s currently hurting my ratios. Are there other widely-available RPs that you think would be better than Jepsen? Mike Adams or Matt Guerrier, perhaps?

  86. Steve says:
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    I have Haren and Bills going today. I am slightly – how you say? – trepiditious.

  87. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Steve: I’m more than slightly trepiditious.

  88. Dad says:
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    @Adam: That idea is SO Hendry and SO Pinella, I just added Wagner to my open DL slot just in case. I happen to think they should give Guzman a shot in the role, but I don’t think that’s going to happen.

  89. Jacob says:
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    So, Jose reyes is out for this season, right?

  90. Steve says:
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    Anyone know if Morneau is playing today?

  91. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Jacob: even if he comes back for a very short part,he wont run enough if any to help you,i dont see him playing this year

  92. Doug Ault says:
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    @Grey: Do I go with Lowe?

  93. Tom_Emanski says:
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    Haren doesn’t start today, does he?

  94. Razzin says:
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    Manny is killing my stats right now. Batting average– big deal. I can get that anywhere. Should I sit him for awhile til he hits a bomb?

    What to do with A. Ramirez? Any juice left in that shoulder? Would you drop him for Juan Rivera at Util? Angels are on fire and I need production NOW.

  95. Doug Ault says:
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    @Razzin: I’ve got both Manny and Ibanez on one team, ride it out,Manny is probably not getting enough sleep with a baby in the house, he’ll come around ;-)

  96. Steve says:
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    @Grey: I’ll actually have two days of trepiditity – Haren goes tomorrow…

  97. timSTi says:
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    @Grey: I acquired Bay at the trade deadline and not sure which 2 of these 3 I should be starting in my 10 teamer. My OF is Kemp, Werth, Bay, Quentin, McCutchen, & CarGonzalez. Kemp, Werth, & Bay are obvious every day starters, is Quentin still in that category? I can only gain ground in SB’s and AVG. I’m first in HR’s and second in R’s & RBI’s. Who of that group gets the bench or should I just drop? D. Fowler just got dropped and has me slightly interested due to the SAGNOFF ability.

  98. Steve says:
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    And of course I dropped Diaz last night…

  99. GTS says:
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    Lincecum with 4 ER after 2 IP. My pitching has been pretty unlucky these last couple weeks…

  100. Roger Dorn's Nemesis says:
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    Anybody taking a flier on Travis Snider? Hit a HR off Beckett tonight & was hitting over 400 with 7 or 8 bombs in August before he got the call.

  101. timSTi says:
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    @Grey: And so it begins.. Snider over CarGo? Snider over Quentin?

  102. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Grey: im in,snider over fragu

  103. Andrew says:
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    @Grey: Ervin or Scherzer going forward?

  104. Roger Dorn's Nemesis says:
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    I just jumped on the Snider bandwagon. He looked good in his 2nd at bat versus Beckett too… he laced a 2-0 outside fastball the other way for sharp single.

  105. timSTi says:
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    annndd.. Snider just k’d.. Disregard all last comments/questions on him haha..

  106. RIP Harry says:
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    Shields for Franky Frank if I need saves and are over the innings limit pace?

  107. Steve says:
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    Drop Rasmus for Snider? Colby’s not much good to me if he’s not playing every day.

  108. Steve says:
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    Let Borbon play!

  109. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Grey: borbon get any ab`s when cruz comes back?worth a spot starter for steals?3 tonight

  110. Grey

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    @AL KOHOLIC: He’ll play maybe twice to three times a week. If you’re dying for steals, go for it.

  111. mr baseball says:
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    borbon looks like he is going to be the next Emilio Bonifacio

  112. john says:
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    Pickn your poison: Furcal or Aybar?

  113. john says:
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    @john: Pick*

  114. mr baseball says:
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    Grey how did this happen? – it defies the law of physics
    R. Porcello got 8 K’s in 5 innings pitch

  115. mr baseball says:
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    P. Martinez went 3 innings and was relieved by J. Moyer OLD AND OLDER

  116. john says:
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    @Grey: That was quick, thanks

  117. DrEasy says:
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    I dropped Blalock for Snider in one league, and dropped Hafner for Borbon in another (really needed the steals, and Haf was rotting on my bench anyway). Did I do ok?

  118. Grey

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    @DrEasy: Yeah, you did good.

  119. mr baseball says:
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    F. Garcia for those who took the bait – you got what you deserved

    A Nightmare on Freddy Garcia Street: One, two, Freddy’s coming for you. Three, four, better lock your door. Five, six, grab your crucifix. Seven, eight, gonna stay up late. nine ten better check your ERA

  120. mr baseball says:
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    Travis Dee Snider – I am Not Gonna Take It” triple A any more

  121. DrEasy says:
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    I might as well update you guys on the Razzball Commenters Midseason League while I’m at it.

    The Prime-Time Player team, managed by e-dub (I don’t know what his Razzball name is) is currently leading. But the rankings change almost every day, and it’s tight all the way down to… 9th, where my DrEasySchmohawks currently sit, after a big free fall from 1st position, ever since my starting pitchers went to the DL and Ibanez came back from the DL. Josh, the commish, has followed me along in the freefall and his team youuuuuuk is currently sitting at 7th. Anything can still change though, not giving up!

    It’s been a competitive league, everybody’s pretty active. Even the poor Beane Disciple team, victim of the auto-pick and comfortably sitting in last place, is still playing along.

    I don’t think that my blockbuster trade on trade day was a good one: I gave up Granderson, Big Papi and Chamberlain for ARod and Hermida (whom I dropped a week later). ARod’s been fine, but I’m hurting in SBs and Ks big time.

  122. Grey

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    @mr baseball: Ha!

    @DrEasy: Thanks for the update! Glad to hear everyone’s at least trying.

  123. mr baseball says:
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    Cubs replace Gregg as closer with Marmol

    It’s been a long time comin’,
    It’s been a long time gone.
    But you know, the darkest hour,
    Is always just before the dawn.
    And it appears to be a long time,

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