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Yasmani Grandal is starring in an off-off Broadway production of OBPwulf.  Since everyone was supposed to read Beowulf, but no one has actually ever read it, the play starts with Grandal standing on first after a walk, and then he stands there and stands there and stands there, waiting for another Padre hitter to get him to 2nd base.  It’s actually more like Waiting for Godot, if anyone’s actual seen or read that.  I haven’t, so I’m going by Waiting for Guffman.  I’m cultured like yogurt!  In his first game after his call up, Grandal homered twice, but with Yasmani in Yosemite (an almost rhyme!), there’s not much power here.  In Triple-A, 6 homers in 56 games.  Pretty blah, huh?  Not so fast, person who jumps to conclusions fast!  He also hit .330 and had a .438 OBP.  I actually dropped Soto for him in a 12 team league because I’m dying for average.  Rookies, catchers and a rookie catcher in Petco doesn’t add up to much because it’s words and not numbers, but I’d take a flyer on him if I needed average.  Looking at maybe a .290 average and 5 homers.  Basically, put shin pads on Yonder Alonso and you have Grandal.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Ben Sheets – Braves took a flyer on Ben Sheets and he will give it a go in Double-A.  Remember, if Bedard and Sheets are both healthy in the majors at the same time it could cause a major shift in the Time VORP Continuum.

Lonnie Chisenhall – Out for 12 weeks with forearm surgery.  The three weeks for each arm.

Shelley Duncan – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and a homer, and ripped Chief Wahoo’s arm off from a high five.  Have the Native Americans not suffered enough?

Justin Masterson – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Having a weird season so far.  Had three absolute disaster starts.  Throw out those clunkers and he has a 2.54 ERA on the year.  Remember, when you cherrypick stats, spit out the pits.

Dylan Bundy – No, that’s not me turning on the mosquito zapper, that faint buzz growing louder is Dylan Bundy.  Orioles said they might bring Bundy up this year.  No, they won’t, but this a good sign for next year.  Almost guarantees he’ll get a long look in Spring Training for the rotation.

Andrew McCutchen – Sat out yesterday after suffering a minor wrist sprain.  Says he should be good to go on Monday.  Hope so.  I don’t need The Dread Pirate having any meanings beyond his hair.

Michael McKenry – 1-for-4 with his 6th homer.  I’d say how many homers he has in the last week and how he’s been better than Jesus Montero over that time, but that’ll just elicit a bunch of catcher questions.  I’m on to you people!

Chris Johnson – Was scratched from yesterday’s game with a lat strain.  At night when you crawled into your Michelob-scented bedsheets, your head hit the pillow knowing that if nothing else Chris Johnson was healthy.  Looks like you’re going to have to dust off the “Sounds of the Ocean” CD you used to help you sleep when your wife left you.

Travis Wood – 7 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners (0 BBs), 4 Ks, ERA down to 3.05.  Don’t love the K:BB, but has 10 Ks to one walk over his last two starts and has enough upside to give him a whirl in almost all leagues.

Mike Trout – 2-for-4, 3 runs, 1 RBI and his 9th homer.  Someone asked in the comments the other day what round I thought Trout would go in next year.  As of right now, I think late 2nd round.  Let’s do an informal poll, what do you think?

Ernesto Frieri – Pitched the 8th inning, but that’s just Mike being a Sciosciapath.  Also, I just realized Frieri’s yet to give up a run for the Angels and has only given up 3 runs all year.  On the season, 36 IP, 0.75 ERA, 0.97 WHIP, 10 saves and 60 Ks…. Again, that is in only 36 innings.  Wow.  (Yes, I’m do this partly to jinx him.)

Alberto Callaspo – 1-for-5 with three homers in the last week.  Nothing more than a mildly hot schmotato until he reverts back to Callaspoo.

Trevor Plouffe – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs yesterday and three “Plouffe goes the dynamite”s this weekend!  We got an email the other day about Plouffe.  Here it is, “Hello, I am Stefan from Austria.  I sound like Arnold Schwarzenegger, so when you read my email you can hear my voice in your head.  Yah?  Plouffe is not the Eskimo word for the sound crap makes when it hits the toilet water.  It is a German word for sleeping in your lederhosen.  ‘I am so tired I’m just about plouffing.’ I hope you can use my knowledge.  Oh, and thank you for telling me to draft Latos then drop him right when he got good, as if my friends did not have enough schadenfreude when my wife left me.”

Eric Hosmer – 3-for-4 with his 8th steal to raise his average to .233.  At this point, I’m hoping for a .260 average and 17 homers.  Anything over that and we’re in gravy territory. Basically, we’re hoping for a bit less than Kipnis’s 1st half.  FMFBBL!

Ryan Zimmerman – 3-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 6th homer.  Now that he’s striking outside of Coors, it looks like he’s definitely out of the season long slump.  This comes on the heels of a cortisone shot to his shoulder, which is a steroid (tomato-potato, I guess).  What I want to know is WHY DIDN’T HE GET A CORTISONE SHOT IN APRIL?!  Were they waiting until I dropped him?  Why are they monitoring my fantasy team?  Worry about your own shizz!  Furthermore, give Carlos Quentin a cortisone shot.  I have him on a team that needs power!

Ricky Nolasco – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks.  After his last start, here’s what I said, “Nolasco is capable of running off a month of promise and his July ERA over the last three years is 3.29.  Far and away his best month.”  And that’s me quoting me!  By my calculations, you have 29 more days to add him, but I’m going by my 1987 Samantha Fox calendar, so I could be wrong.

Giancarlo Stanton – 1-for-4 with his 19th homer, while batting .282.  He dedicated his homer to all the men and women, no matter their nationality, who are being called the wrong name.  On a serious tip, Stanton’s .282 average is a nice surprise.  If he can do that with 40 homers, I may have to add an additional heart tattoo to my other butt cheek with his last name.  But I’ll need to add a comma because Giancarlo’s heart is on the right cheek.

Jose Reyes – 0-for-3 with his 19th steal.  In 160 less ABs, Campana has more steals.  The Man Who Didn’t Use Vowels said tsk tsk to Reyes.

Travis Blackley – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks in Arlington.  Hey, Travis Blackley, you pitchin’ for me?  You pitchin’ for me?  No, no he’s not.  Not outside of home games where the matchups are favorable.

Lance Lynn – On Saturday, he gave up 6 earned runs in 5 innings.  On my team, Lynn had 50 IP with 2.70 ERA and 1.18 WHIP.  Tim Dierkes, the guy who runs MLB Trade Rumors, picked Lynn up after I dropped him and he has a 5.13 ERA, 1.46 WHIP from Lynn in 40 1/3 IP.  I gave him the poison pill!  Oh, Dierkes is still beating me in the league though, so there’s that.  Oh, Part II:  Shouldn’t They Have Called this P?; I probably should’ve traded Lynn instead of dropping him when I did, so there’s that too.  Oh, Part III:  They’ll Keep Making Them As Long As Someone’s Going To See Them; Dierkes also got more offense in a week from my dropped Zimmerman than I got in three months.

Allen Craig – 1-for-4 with two homers over the weekend.  He had a sleeper post by ONC.  ONC now goes by his hippie name, Sky, and writes for our fantasy football blog.  Go say hello and ask him if his last name is Moonbrite.

Scott Rolen – Left yesterday’s game with back spasms and Todd Frazier took over and homered.  So those in deep enough leagues to own Frazier didn’t even start him, sonavabench!

Alex Cobb – 5 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Not sure how mobile Cobb was before, but he’s definitely not now that the wheels have come off.

Ben Zobrist – 2-for-4, 1 run.  He was a mess in April and May (.205, .202, respectively), but he hit .344 in June and is continuing that into July.  And that’s something about my Ben-Zo, Sir Mix-A-Lot.

Norichika Aoki – 2-for-4, as he stayed hot.  In his 8 game hitting streak, he’s hitting around .333.  Go to your waivers, find Aoki, pick him up and then say like they do in Norway, “A-ha!  (Best group ever.)”

Yovani Gallardo – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners (5 BBs), 6 Ks, ERA is now down to 3.87.  Next March, you’re gonna see his 2012 ERA of 3.40, draft him and then in May you’re gonna wonder why you ever drafted him and then the cycle will repeat itself.

Ryan Vogelsong – 7 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Since this is really all about me, Vogelsong’s stats on my team (he replaced Lynn):  2.39 ERA, 1.02 WHIP in 49 IP.  Obviously, the Ks aren’t there.

Kip Wells – 7 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 2 Ks in Coors in his 2nd start since 2009.  Him and Pettitte are showing teams should go to a 324 man rotation that allows two years off between starts.

Dustin Pedroia – 2-for-5 with a slam & legs.  First sign of life for him since he injured his finger.  That’s it, Dusty, with your heart three sizes too big for your body and your thermos filled with spunk, which some find hard to swallow.

Jason Kubel – 2-for-3 and his 12th homer.  Where have I heard his name before?  Oh, I know!  Every Razzball roundup for the last week.  Geez, you’d think I’d know since I’m the one in charge of cracking the whip at the 100 monkeys who write these.

Chad Qualls – I’m sorry, mama, but this season the Phils are cleaning out their closet.  The Yankees picked up Qualls and Phillie fans picked up their batteries.  Only another 73 years between titles!

Phil Hughes – 8 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks.  I said I’m sorry, mama– Damn, now that’s stuck in my head.  It’s fair to say Hughes came up with a lot of expectations and a 4.47 career ERA (prior to this game) probably has bust on it.  Usually the best way to put a good spin on a bust is just attach some twirling tassels, but with Hughes I’ll simply say he’s only 26 years old.

Kevin Youkilis – 1-for-4.  He went to the White Sox hitting .233 and after a week, he’s still hitting .233.  Such a steady hitter!

Freddie Freeman – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer as he chased Gio from the game.  With the All-Star results being released yesterday, Chipper is up for the final vote.  I’d take a second to vote for him, but I just pulled my oblique.

  1. stoopid says:
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    annddd… we’re back..

    my morning wasn’t the same this morning, is that bad?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @stoopid, Neither was mine, as I tried to understand what someone was trying to tell me about technology that I don’t understand at all…

  2. Fitz says:
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    Hi Grey, glad the site is back up. Plouffe/Gallardo for Reyes/F. Morales
    what side do you like?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fitz, Plouffe

  3. herschel says:
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    @Grey, no word on votto’s injury as of yet. votto or rizzo in weekly roto leagues?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @herschel, Sounds like he should be back in a day or two… I’d start him…

  4. royce! says:
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    July 2 will forever be known as Black Monday.

    I think this Daily Notes might have just been so funny that it broke the internet. Well done!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @royce!, Ha… Thanks! Imagine a call center in India trying to understand why it was so important Razzball was fixed…

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey, “Dammit, Sanjay, I’m fresh out of daiquiris!!!”

        Though it was painful to wait for today’s post, the humor was timeless…I look forward to telling my grandchildren the Time VORP Continuum joke. And when I’ve had a few too many, will ramble about 2012 being the year that it was decided what exactly goes “plouffe.” But I think I’ll wait until I’m absolutely comfortable being involuntarily committed before telling these stories.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @royce!, Ha! I’ll see you at the nut house!

  5. Jankees says:
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    hell yea, we’re back!

    Aoki or Kendrick in left?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jankees, Aoki…

  6. Ned Shakeshaft says:
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    Pretty sure Trout will go in the first round. Just not on my team.

  7. Wallpaper Patterson says:
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    Drop Kendrick and add Aoki?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wallpaper Patterson, Go for it…

  8. Eddy says:
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    You know, a few weeks ago I thought second round was too much, but then the thought that he could hit 15 HR and steal 40-50 bases entered my head.

    Second round sounds about right. I actually think Crawford’s 2010 season is exactly what we can look at albeit with 3-4 fewer HR and maybe less RBI.

    (Crawford in 2010: 110/19/90/47)

    Thing is Crawford had a .356 OBP. Trout can reach .380 with ease.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eddy, I think Ellsbury placement this year, which was 2nd round for me, would be pushing it, but I think that’s the way things are headed… Means I may never own him…

      • Eddy says:
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        @Grey, Without a doubt. What I want to know is if Trout’s current pace of production is his ceiling, or if there’s still room for improvement. We know it’s definitely not his floor, but can he improve more dramatically?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Eddy, He’s about 20/40… About Ellsbury in a good year…

  9. Public Enemy #1 says:
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    I’ll excuse my bleeding knuckles, but someone owes me a laptop…I kinda might have punched mine this morning when your site wouldn’t pop up and I started getting the shakes. In the mean time, how do you feel about Bauer and Rizzo as $1 keepers in a 16 team league for next year and the year after? I can only keep four guys and I have Trout for $1 (two more years), Kipnis $9 (two more years) and Andrus $16 (one more year).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Public Enemy #1, You can imagine how I was dealing with my computer… Trout, Kipnis, Bauer and Rizzo would be mine, as of right now…

  10. Jack says:
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    Stream Lyles @ Pitt, Bailey @ LA, or Dice-K @ Oak?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack, They’re not pretty… Lyles…

  11. Jermo says:
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    Catcher question! Why does carlos santana suck so bad and when will he stop? And what can i do to help?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jermo, Send him his greatest hits CD to remind him of how great he was, but erase Smooth with Rob Thomas prior….

      • Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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        @Grey, I have a very broad taste in music, but there is something about that Rob Thomas/Santana song that whenever I hear the shortest bit of that opening riff, it triggers my gag reflex. (Throw it in the same bucket as that song “Life Is A Highway”, “Two Princes”, and “What’s Up” – 4 Non Blondes) Arghhhhhhhh!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hey, hey, hey… What’s going on?!

  12. L-Boogie says:
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    Pick 2 for this week (12 team, 5×5):

    Peavy vs Tor
    Bauer vs SD and Dodgers
    Leake @ SD

    Just like when I was shopping for fish food last week, I think I have to take a Leake at Petco.

    Thanks dude.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @L-Boogie, Ha! Leake, Bauer…

  13. bean says:
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    In a two catcher NL-Only League so Catchers are scarce. I am looking to add McKenry and I can drop one of the following. Worth it or stay put until we know more about Barajas?

    Brandon Crawford or Alex Presley?

    C – Miguel Montero with an open second spot.
    SS – Zach Cozart with a Crawford at 2B/SS
    OF – Stanton, Ethier, Bruce, Upton, Blanco, Campana, Presley

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bean, I’d lose Crawford for him…

  14. Carnac says:
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    Does Jim Thome eat into Reynolds’ ABs? He’s big, and he’s hungry. But also prone to indigestion.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Carnac, Yeah, I think he does…

  15. Goose says:
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    - “Nothing to be done.”
    - “I’m beginning to come round to that opinion.”

    ^ the first lines of ‘Waiting for Godot’

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Goose, Yup, still nothing…

  16. Melvin Emanuel says:
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    @Grey

    Pick two to start today:

    Granderson v. Moore (lefties hit better)
    Jennings v. Garcia (awful…just awful)
    El RojaPinga v. Matsuzaka (tough on lhh/pitchers park)
    Middlebrook v. Parker (tough on rhh/pitchers park)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Melvin Emanuel, Grandy, Jennings

  17. Jack says:
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    Considering your eternal hardon for Atlanta pitchers, what do you think about Ben Sheets possible return?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack, Not a huge fan of his…

  18. Big Nate says:
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    This morning’s coffee didn’t taste as good without my dose of Razzball…

    I guess you don’t really appreciate what you have until it’s gone.

    Grey Albright, you complete me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Big Nate, Thanks, friend!

  19. JTR says:
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    1. Start Jarrod Parker at home against Boston?

    2. Drop Adam Dunn for Kubel or C. Ross? or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JTR, 1. Yup 2. I’d hold…

  20. Far Beyond Driven says:
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    Once per month, my wife calls me at work to tell me that the cable is out. I place her on hold, pull up my account online, pay by credit card (who pays cash for a cable bill when you’re late in the first place) – and then her shows are back up and running before I put her back on the phone and say a word.

    Welcome back.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Far Beyond Driven, Ha! Thanks!

  21. Hi Grey — I’ll echo the other remarks about getting the site back up and running. You were missed.

    A few quickies today:

    –A guy just dropped Burton in my 16-team one-year 5×5 roto league where I’m getting weak at SVs. Should I make a waiver claim for him, dropping Parnell or FrankFrank?

    –Same league, where I’m starting to fall behind on innings due to Marcum’s DL stint and starting Matt Moore and (lately) Anibal for only favorable starts (my other starters are Bumgarner and Gio). I just picked up Cashner to help out, but Dillon Gee, Travis Blackley, Clay Buchholz, Jair, Bud Norris, and Jake Westbrook are available. Are any of those a better add than Cashner? Would you break the Hodgepadre creed and start Cashner on the road against the Diamondbacks tomorrow? Or Anibal @MIL? And how about Moore against the Yanks tonight?

    –And the last question: in a 14-team 6×6 roto league, who’s the best streaming candidate for tomorrow between Cashner, Jair, and Luca Harrell (esp. given that McCutchen is day to day).

    Sorry about asking so many Qs at once …

    Thanks and welcome back.

    • @Enrique, For the second question (re: guys who might be worth adding rather than Cashner), Nolasco is also available.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Enrique, Thanks! I’d hold off on Burton… I’d hold Cashner for now and start in in Arizona, and start Anibal in MIL, sit Moore… Cashner…

  22. BERK says:
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    An interesting fact is that Stanton’s numbers are almost identical to Pence’s. Is Pence having a quietly very good season? Perhaps! (Note: maybe this is not interesting.)

    QUESTION: Would you drop Lynn if you had to choose all but one of the following? — Lynn, Kuroda, Worley, Beckett, Miley?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BERK, Pence doesn’t have as many homers… I’d go to Worley…

      • BERK says:
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        @Grey, Before Stanton’s big weekend, Pence was just one behind him in HRs & almost identical in everything else. Just kinda interesting b/c Pence has been seen as a flop by lots of the locals (I’m in Philly) & Stanton is perceived as an infallible man-God (rightfully so).

  23. Public Enemy #1 says:
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    Guys who will go ahead of Trout a great majority of the time:

    Swiggy
    Braun
    Kemp
    Pujols
    Votto
    CarGo
    Cano
    Tulow
    Hamilton

    Guys to possibly go ahead of Trout:

    McCutchen
    Fielder
    Kinsler
    Verlander
    Bautista
    Stanton
    Longoria
    Ellsbury

    Conclusion: For my money, I see Trout being about the 15th pick on average in re-draft leagues.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Public Enemy #1, Those names look about right, don’t think Ellsbury goes before the 3rd round…

  24. Derrick says:
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    Start Matt Moore today at home against the Yankees?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Derrick, Gotta sit him in most leagues…

  25. Plasmaj says:
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    Coco crisp or Aoki?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Plasmaj, Crisp

  26. Turk Wendell says:
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    I had to memorize the first paragraph of Beowolf- in olde Enflish- in high school.

    Ahem… “the dracht of March had perced to the rote…” Uh… that’s all I can remember. Thanks mispent youth!

    And on to some questions now that my fantasy week is back on track (I was like a junkie this morning w/o my Razzball fix)

    1) Tyler Colvin over Fenchy?

    2) Harell, Hochevar, or Happ over Samardfzi%jkak9?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Turk Wendell, I forgot what you said about Beowulf already… 1) Frenchy 2) Ha… Hochevar

  27. Dudley says:
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    10-team H2H. Stream Cahill vs SD? We use quality starts instead of W’s.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dudley, Yup

      • Dudley says:
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        @Grey, one more for ya. Lohse vs COL? I was surprised to see COL is 2nd in MLB for Runs (I think??)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wouldn’t start Lohse vs. them….

  28. Steve says:
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    It’s my morning, if that helps.

    No?

    Didn’t think so.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Ha

  29. B.o.B says:
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    Who’d you rather have…Morales or Doubront?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @B.o.B, Morales

  30. bean says:
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    Starting Clayton Richard @ ARI today?

    Talk me out of it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bean, He has a 4 and a half road ERA

      • bean says:
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        @Grey, Did the starts @ Hou 1 ER, @ Oak 0 ER or @ Sea 1 ER do anything to change your mind? Those are bad teams but ARI isnt the greatest either.

        Just wondering if you have faith that he keeps this together apart from his early season struggles on the road.

  31. jaw says:
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    would you make this trade in a 10 team h2h keeper? im trying to win this year. i have rios holding down my CF but kemp is back soon.

    OF is

    LF- dayan/belt
    CF- kemp
    RF-beltran
    util-dayan/belt
    util-duda

    also have werth on DL

    rios – 25th rd
    parker-25th rd

    for
    wainwright (not keepable)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jaw, I wouldn’t… Trade Rios straight up for an SP…

  32. Timequake says:
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    Beckett or Cahill the rest of the way?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Timequake, Beckett

  33. Project_badass says:
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    12-team 6×6 (OBP, QS), H2H, moves limit of 50 (I’m at 27)

    Is it worth a move to drop my bench bat, Heisey, for Aoki? I was planning on dropping Heisey once Holland came back, so I would have to drop Medlen instead once Holland comes back.

    C- Doumit
    1B- Fielder
    2B- Kinsler
    3B- A-ram
    SS- Cozart
    MI- Espinosa
    CI- Youk
    OFx5- Jennings, Rios, L-Mo, Jay, Luke Scott
    UTIL- Billy Butler
    Bench- Heisey
    DL- Berkman, Bonifacio

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Project_badass, I’d take Aoki…

  34. Big C says:
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    Just thought I would point out (since you did not), that Mat Latos tossed another CG gem over the weekend.

    I’m sure I will be eating the words of this post when he inevitably blows up next start, but for now, as an owner who faithfully sent him out there through thick and thin, I’m going to enjoy gloating for a moment……

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Big C, I mentioned him briefly in a different blurb… I hope he works out for you, I admittedly lost patience…

  35. Prezii says:
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    Man i thought it was my phone trippin out again.. razzball shuts down due to too many emails from pedro,jose and miguel… My question is who is the better spot start?

    E jax VS SF or morales@OAK?

    thanks! And P.S. the 1st place team picked up zobrist and i play him this week… Irony? Stupidity? He better start suckin it up again….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Prezii, Ha! Edwin… Hopefully…

      • prezii says:
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        @Grey, damn you are quick today! Sorry for the double question.. you like leake over morales?? Thanks buddy!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Leake over Morales for this week… Maybe in the future too…

          • prezii says:
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            @Grey, foe shigg a doe!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hizzy, wizzy…

    • prezii says:
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      Owww leake is a good one too.. pick 2 please out of the three!!

  36. chata says:
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    @ Grey :

    so , just delete my e-mail , mister kot – tare .

    glad to see that you’re finally comfortable with using ‘poison pill’ .
    will now add you to my glossary of users .

    so , your vote goes to bryce harper (over chipper jones) for the
    all-star 5th wheel slot ?

    also , as reported by me , last week , kemp has been cleared to participate
    in the home run derby .
    why is no one but me (and i assume don mattingly) pizzed about this ??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, Ha, thanks! I’d go with Harper….

      • chata says:
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        @Grey,

        i’m seriously pizzed if he participates in the home run derby .
        mattingly already said that kemp needs 4 or 5 minor league starts
        before being ready to join the team .

        don’t know if i should trade him , now , from my keeper team ,
        or wait until after the derby , and hope he wins it (and doesn’t get hurt) .

        back in the old-timey days , the coach wouldn’t even let us play golf ,
        ‘cuz it would ruin our swing .

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I hear ya, but it’s gonna fall on deaf ears…

    • bean says:
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      @chata, Kemp says no to Harper.

      Cargo, Beltran, Stanton and bad hammy!

      • chata says:
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        @bean,

        this was also taken from baseballmusings.com :

        After hearing he was on among the five finalists, Harper was reverent to one notable competitor: Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones, a veteran who is playing well in his final season before retirement.

        “It’s an accomplishment, I guess, but you got Chipper up there,” he said. “So, I think a Hall of Famer should be able to go to all-star game his last year. If I was going to make a vote, I’d go vote for Chip.”

        • chata says:
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          @chata,

          wrong thread .
          but had trouble accessing the site for the past 20 minutes .
          e-mail link was only way in .

          still , i was waiting for this kid (bryce) to set up to the plate , and
          glad to see that he did .

          and , that ain’t no clown statement , bro .

  37. grund king says:
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    pick one for utility:
    rizzo
    goldschmidt
    sandsoval

    pick one for p:
    leake
    vargas
    smyly

    thanks brother, welcome back

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sandoval…. Leake

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  38. Wake Up says:
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    I’ll put Trout between CarGo and Stanton. As in, CarGo, Trout, Stanton.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doesn’t sound that crazy…

  39. airweino says:
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    Pick up Grandal and drop AJ Ellis or Nolan Arenado in a 12 team mixed keeper league?

    Also, need to activate Norris from DL – drop Ervin Santana or Bedard or Norris?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado…. Bedard

  40. Tub says:
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    In a 10 team weekly league, which would you start out of these 4 two-starters in best case scenario order? Jurrjens(ChC,@Phi),Freddy Garcia(@TB,@Bos) Billingsley(Cin,@Ari) Wei Chen(@Sea,@LAA)?

    Thanks in advance and welcome back

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chen, Bills

  41. Steve says:
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    Slightly perturbed to see CarGo in the home run derby…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, I think it’s warranted for that kind of guy…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I mean your annoyance… He has a line drive swing and it could mess him up….

  42. Cyr says:
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    First thing that popped into my head when O’s got Thome was that I probably should start looking into finding a replacement for Mini Donkey. Do you agree with that sentiment (this is a 12 team mixed league)?

    I’m thinkin bout tryin to trade for Sandoval. I’m thinking Oswalt + a hitter, with the options for that hitter being either Belt, Rizzo, or Torii (non-keeper). Does this sound like a reasonable deal? If so, which bat of those 3 would you offer first?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cyr, I do agree… I dropped him in my 12 team league… Sounds reasonable… Belt, Hunter, Rizzo…

  43. The Vaporizers says:
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    Start Ricky Romero home against the Royals? I’ve been leaning towards benching and damn near dropping…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Vaporizers, Bench him…

      • The Vaporizers says:
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        @Grey, Thanks, pal

  44. Doofus says:
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    WHERE OH WHERE IS MY RAZZBA.. oh there it is. almost like losing my remote!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Doofus, Ha… We’re under the couch cushion!

  45. BookieBob says:
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    Samantha Fox? Oh hells and yes!

    Use your google machine, it will be worth it…….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Just make sure you Google her name plus 1987… Don’t look at present day…

      • Carnac says:
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        @Grey, Same goes for Scott Baio.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Of course!

  46. smegma says:
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    So far I set it and forget it with J.Montero on my roster…should I hold or swap him for Salty or Rosario? 12 team h2h points league favoring power bats (points to date respectively has Salty first, then Montero, then Rosario (1 pt behind Montero).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold for a bit longer…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s awesome!

      • Dudley says:
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        @Grey, also the same game Drew Butera hit a 3-Run donger. Prediction: Dozier gets another spin hit before Butera goes yard again.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think that’s fair to say…

    • Turk Wendell says:
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      @Dudley, Wow, I’ve never seen anything like that before. That’s as close to Cricket as you can get in Baseball.

  47. exactly says:
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    hey, grey, in a 12 team H2H points which side (with points for context):

    votto (510), kendrick (240), garza (320) or
    beltre (430) (or encarnacion (490)), hill (400), masterson (400)

    on points alone, encarnacion hill and masterson rule, but ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hate to lose Votto…

      • exactly says:
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        @Grey, but you do that, right?

        Also, need to choose 2 starters from: estrada (MIL, @HOU), zach mcallister (LAA, TB), collmenter (LAD)

        who do you like?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          McAllister, Estrada

  48. golfnut says:
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    I see Morales just staring at me……is he worth picking up and dropping Cashner or Bauer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold for now…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Will have to read later…

  49. Plasmaj says:
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    Another question . Need to choose 5 of these 7 SP to start this week

    C Lee (@NYM)
    M Morris (NYY, @CLE)
    T Bauer (SD, LAD)
    U Jimenez (LAA, TB)
    C Billingsley (CIN, @ARI)
    E Jackson (SF)
    B Norris (@PIT)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lee, Bauer, Edwin, Norris, Bills

  50. Jon says:
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    Grey, do you think Chris Davis still finds regular ABs with Thome in Baltimore?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He should play 5 days a week, but he needs to hit…

  51. Cahhhhh-stanza says:
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    Need 4, ROS, Utility spot.
    I got them, you see them differently?
    1. MiddleBrooks
    2. Belt
    3. Aoki
    4. Rizzo
    5. Utley

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That looks right, but flip flop Aoki and Rizzo…

      • Cahhhhh-stanza says:
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        @Grey, Thanks Big Fella

  52. smegma says:
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    @ Grey – Thanks for the help! Which 2 RP’s this week:

    Chapman (3@LAD, 4@SD)
    Aceves (3@Oak, 4vNYY)
    Valverde (4vMin, 3vKC)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aroldis, Valverde

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Craig

  53. cashmoney says:
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    Grey

    I currently have Betemit at 3B my starters are Lee, Kershaw, Beckett, Niese and Oswalt

    would you trade Hamilton and Kershaw for Miggy and Haren?
    my outfield could take the hit but I think its too much on my pitching

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t make that trade…

  54. Fister Furbush says:
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    I was offered Cliff Lee for Paul Konerko..my hitting and pitching are both stacked and have some depth. Should i make this trade in hope that Lee turns it around after the break? Or are the Phills cashing in?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Lee if you need pitching, if no needs, I’d hold…

  55. chata says:
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    @ Grey :

    my comment to #36 indicates that i’m not out of the woods , yet .

    (and yet , i’m stupid enough to ‘test it again’ by leaving the site ,
    shortly after hitting the submit button) .

    maybe i’ll see you soon .

  56. Jason says:
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    “Plouffe! there it is!”

    We tried to start this chant when were in Target Field a few weeks ago. The fans were not nearly as excited about it as us Fantasy owners were.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Love it!

  57. TheNewGuy says:
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    Darn right on Zimmerman! Ridiculous…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Completely and utterly…

  58. chata says:
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    ok , now it seems .

    if ey jr. is going to bat lead-off in front of scutaro (and he is , tonight)
    then , i’m going to plug him into my line-up .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks for the heads up!

    • chata says:
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      that’ll be me that you hear shouting into the computer …
      “run , you little …….” .

  59. Turk Wendell says:
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    I see above that you think Reynolds’ playing time takes a hit with Thome in town. Is he droppable in a 12 team league? I think that’s what you mentioned above, but wasn’t sure.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I do think he’s droppable…

  60. Tbone says:
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    Need to start 2 in a 6×6 weekly lineup (BB-KO), each cat is a win…Hosmer, Willingham, Revere? Mainly debating Willingham and Revere…Willingham has been frigid outside of the occasional bomb.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hosmer, Revere

  61. Steve says:
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    Watched some of the delayed broadcast of Sunday Night Baseball last night, and that Dee Gordon (first time I’ve seen him play) may not be able to field, but man – he is FAST.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      CRAZY!… Yeah, I watched him go first to home on a bloop double when I went to a game a few weeks ago…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, It’s like his feet don’t even touch the ground.

        The other thing I noticed – Dodger fans (at least the ones they showed on camera) are ugly!

        Though you’re not strictly a fan, present company is, of course, excepted.

        • Turk Wendell says:
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          @Steve, That’s cuz Alyssa has snatched up all the attractive ones

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Of course! They’re not bad, usually… You get all kinda though…

        • chata says:
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          @Steve,

          i wanna see him run against the wind at wrigley .

  62. jack says:
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    got sonuvabenched by Pagan last week. Sat him for Revere cuz Pagan hadn’t been stealing and had an ab injury. Of course he goes out and tallies 6 RBIs and 3 steals to Revere’s 1 and 1. Pagan had only 6 hits but made them all count.

    feel like I should stick with Revere as rest of my lineup is loaded toward power where i can control it. He has 7 games vs Pagan’s 6 and has mostly better matchups. Pagan hits way better at home and will be on road at Wash and Pit.

    But am I crazy for sticking with Revere? Should I just stop overthinking and go with the more rounded player, Pagan? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go with Pagan…

  63. Rick Grimes says:
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    What to do with Carlos Santana…

    Should I waste a roster spot rostering two catchers? or just stick with straight Santana and hope he improves.

    Available C’s are: Willin Rosario, Jarrod Salty, Ryan Doumit, AJ Ellis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d stick with Carlos…

  64. Rick Grimes says:
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    For some reason Mike Young is still on my roster and still owned in 100% of espn leagues. I’ve been trying to trade him but no one wants the bum…

    Smart to drop him? or hold the course for another month?

    If I do drop him, are Chris Nelson, Danny Murphy, or Marco Scutaro suitable ROS replacements?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold for another month, yeah…

  65. Dynamite Dan says:
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    My Pitching Staff consists of Verlander, Grienke, Bumgar, A Sanchez, Josh Johnson, Cashner and Lance Lynn in a deep 12 team re-draft full of friends which are a bunch of non-trading sticklers…

    Convince me not to outright drop Lance Lynn.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I dropped him in a 12 team league…

  66. Steve says:
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    Who would you rather have occupying your DL spot – Marcum or Morrow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morrow

  67. later tater says:
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    hey grey, glad the site’s back

    per your advice, streamed leake last week and whizzed by my opponent, probably pissed him off by winning by 3k’s; urine asset, grey

    some q’s:

    1) more steals rest of season, rajai davis or he run?

    2) who is halliday worth now? a#2-3 pitcher? a #2-3 bat? would you trade ellsbury for him? (h2h league, thinking about having halliday for playoffs)

    thanks a lot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sweet! Berry, he’s around #2…

  68. #horschhead says:
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    Cashner or A.Sanchez roty?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anibal

  69. Deadwoods says:
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    Belated Happy Canada Day (yesterday). It’s sort of like your July 4th, but without the “rocket’s red glare” crescendo, which is ironic because the anthem to which line belongs was written during the war of 1812 which we… I’d better stop there.

    Anyway, pick up Cashner or Niese this week and if you say Cashner, why?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      To you too! Cashner…

  70. Jon says:
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    Looking at my pitchers for tomorrow… sit/start?

    Capuano vs CIN
    Estrada vs MIA
    Lester @ OAK
    Oswalt @ CHW
    Anibal @ MIL
    Zimmermann vs SF

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not starting Estrada outside of deep leagues…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Hmmm. I grabbed Estrada for the ol’ H2H for tomorrow and later in the week.

        You’d have preferred McAllister perhaps?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah, hold on Estrada…

  71. Derrick says:
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    I need a 1B to play tonight and maybe for a couple of days until Votto comes back.

    Here are my options…just need 1.

    C. Lee
    Youk
    Pena
    Chris Davis
    Ike
    Morales
    Morneau
    Garret Jones

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ike

  72. chata says:
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    @ february Grey :

    so , you’d like to see trout slip to #36 , and might consider him @ 25 ,
    but you know some schmuck is going to take him @ 10 or #11 ,
    so ,
    where would you draft bourn ?

    i ask this ‘cuz i presently have 9.5 points (out of 14) with 73 sb’s ,
    and the leader has 108 .
    2nd has 101 .
    3rd … 83 .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, I’m not a fan of Bourn… You could have 20 steals from Campana by playing him for 3 weeks this season… You’re not getting Trout that late…

      • chata says:
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        @Grey,

        yeah , you could …. or might ,
        but that’s all you might get .

        i’d rather have the other stats that bourn affords , than to
        roster a pinch-runner .

  73. Giant JJ says:
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    20 team. I can pick up one of
    Sterling marte (lsoon call up)
    David phelps
    Mike taylor
    Chris tillman
    Who do you like? Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte

  74. Crap says:
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    Trout scratched for today’s game. 6 or less games this week with trout or start d.jennings or rizzo for 7?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stay with Trout

  75. Steve says:
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    Did anyone else see how the Giants scored the winning run yesterday? Not something that Razzball favourite Jay Bruce will look back on with any great fondness.

    You’ve got an effing glove, man!

  76. Eric Riptide says:
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    @Grey, Would you start Arencibia or Grandal in a league that uses walks as a category for this week? I’m in a weekly start league.

    I used Arencibia last week because the AJ Ellis train is losing steam, which is especially troubling because it runs on diesel fuel.

    Arachnaphobia (our pet name for Arencibia) faces only two lefties this week and one of them is Sale. Grandal hits from both sides, so apart from the freedom he feels when he’s at a bar in Wrigleyville, is he a wiser, more cultured play than Arachnaphobia?

    J.P. got two homers last week so I feel like I just milked a cow that’s got no more grass left to eat.

    What are your thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric Riptide, Grandal

      • Eric Riptide says:
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        @Grey, Much obliged. I finally have a West Coast hitter to watch. And he’s at PETCO all week so….well, that kind of sucks. But Grandal it is. He’ll probably get his homers on the road, but not “Yasmani” at home.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He also makes a lovely rice.

  77. Poo Holes says:
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    Dump Seager or Ackley to grab Neil Walker? This is a dynasty league so I’m hesitant to lose Ackley. Garrett Jones is also an option to drop, but then I’d be rostering three 2B.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold in a dynasty…

  78. Steve says:
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    Lind or Youk?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Youk

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Ah, bullshit. Wanted to grab Romero for his start today. Missed it by THAT much.

        • Steve says:
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          @Steve, So at least I still have Lind for today and I’ll have Romero for his NEXT start…

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I have Lind today too. Let’s hold hands…

            • Steve says:
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              @Grey, This is like one Of Casey Kasem’s long distance dedications.

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Steve, got Lind too, Lind across America

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  We’ve got a Lind prayer triangle…

          • Steve says:
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            @Steve, Maybe I don’t want him for his next start…

  79. prezii says:
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    Im lovin me sum perez right now.. Mauer who???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Joe… Oh, I see what you were doing there…

  80. Melvin Emanuel says:
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    What’s the injury status of Votto and Middlebooks? I’m hoping you know something more than “we hope its just a day or two”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope… Thinking both will be back by Wednesday…

  81. prezii says:
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    Im lovin me some rizzo right now… Zobrist who???

    • prezii says:
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      He didnt pull it! Holy shizz! Deep center…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Good sign though, at least he’s got some confidence now…

        • prezii says:
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          @Grey, definitely.. but now it makes my decision every day even harder. Get ready for sum “hey grey pick 1 of these three …” Questions every day Haa

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Ha… They’re here every day either way…

            • prezii says:
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              @Grey, yeah you are right on that one. Rasmus just made it even harder…. What a friggin bomb..

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                He’s on one!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Ben…

  82. Steve says:
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    I might have asked this yesterday, but do you drop Belt to (ahem) drop Plouffe into your Util spot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice turn of question, I’d prefer not to yet…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Damn! My opponent grabbed The Plouffe!

        • Steve says:
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          @Steve, Coulda just dropped an MR to pick him up, too…

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Pretty surprised he wasn’t rostered in your league…

            • Steve says:
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              @Grey, H2H so it’s shallow – no CI or MI and only 3 x OF…

            • Steve says:
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              @Grey, To be honest, I didn’t think anyone would pick him up. Oh well.

  83. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    love the waiting for guffman reference, as soon as I read waiting for godot that popped in my head, next to Spinal Tap my favorite Christopher guest movie……It’s a Zen thing, like “how many babies fit in a tire”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seven?

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey, if you butter them up first

  84. Steve says:
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    Hmmm. That Lyles stream not looking so clever now. Though on the same team, I did pick up Jones, planning to sub him in and out depending on whether he’s facing a lefty or a righty…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good call with Jones…

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, Yeah. That didn’t go so well.

  85. 240p says:
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    Rank: Michael Young, Daniel Murphy, Chris Davis, Norichiki Aoki

    Also: Travis Wood or Michael Fiers?

    14 Team Keeper, not that any of these guys are likely keepers…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Young, Aoki, Davis… Wood…

  86. Trick dad says:
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    Keeper league- got offerred cargo and heyward for stanton and hosmer, its not bad but i really need pitching help. Should i counter for the same deal with peavy instead lf heyward?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d do that deal… But try with Peavy first…

  87. nightpandas says:
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    thoughts on Oswalt? Can he really help me this year? I’ve been offered him for a mid round draft pick next year in a 25 teamer. (Pick #4 after keeping 7)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I think he can as a #3 to #4 SP…

  88. herschel says:
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    @Grey: who do you like best for second half of the season in redraft roto leagues? skaggs, gee, nolasco, leake and zambrano? thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gee, Leake…

  89. a1rfann1ng says:
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    is it time to consider dropping romero?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, think you gotta…

  90. Steve says:
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    Man – Kelly Johnson has been brutal lately. But he’s one of those guys I just can’t bring myself to drop…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, when he gets hot, he gets scorching…

  91. The Fonz says:
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    Drop M Young for Plouffe?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure…

  92. Steve says:
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    Terrible ticker tease from Butler.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Damn

  93. Steve says:
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    WTF is Cahill doing? Throwing BP?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Hopefully he gets out of it…

  94. Deadwoods says:
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    Drop Oswalt, Scherzer or Worley for Cashner?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oswalt, but don’t love it…

  95. aj says:
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    Lind or Pena at Utly?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pena

  96. Steve says:
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    Jesus, Amarista. Give it a rest.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carrying the Alexi torch…

  97. Allen Craig – 1-for-4 with two homers over the weekend. He had a sleeper post by ONC. ONC now goes by his hippie name, Sky, and writes for our fantasy football blog. Go say hello and ask him if his last name is Moonbrite.

    Hey Grey – Only Craig can achieve that (one hit and record two dingers off of that one hit….) :)

    • Grey

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      Ha… Meant one hit on Sunday and two homers this past weekend…

  98. Booya says:
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    Trade Tulo for King Felix (and Hardy) in redraft league?

    Right now I have Evercab filling in at SS but Aybar and Drew are also available. Take the deal and roll with Hardy or?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds good if you need pitching…

  99. Steve says:
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    Dice-K is bad.

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, So is Bailey. I’m effing cursed almost every time I start him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Whaddaya mean? Never in doubt. Won’t have a word said against him.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Steve, Never! Only well wishes…

  100. chata says:
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    @ Grey
    @ Steve

    in response to #82 (above) , i have e-mailed you boys an internet joke .
    author unknown .

    • Steve says:
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      @chata, Nothing wrong with enjoying your own company.

  101. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    with the Puma due back after the break, would you snatch him up over belt for the rest of the year?

    I was thinking that Bautista introduced Edwin to his Canadian dealer. I just keep thinking about Ben johnson and the whole Canada is an easy place to score PED’s.

    The Next Food Star is getting pretty boring, I hate to say it but I kinda miss the rock n roll sushi chef. His douchieness made for some light hearted laughs at his expense.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, grab Berkman… There’s too many layers and not enough unintentional comedy… Sure, Yippie’s goofy to look at but what else you got NFS, what else?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s lamers not layers, god knows the show doesn’t have layers… Though I think I did see a g string on the Food Network…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey, I missed the G-string, was it on Giatta? that chick has got to weigh like 90 pounds wet.

        The new england dike can’t win, she looks too much like Guy.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Jack Full of Hate, Yeah, and the other girl’s name of her show is Marti Party, there’s an Aarti Party already…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey, they can call it Fartee Party and her culinary perspective can be beans.

            I like how the people who have cried with a sad story get more love from the judges. Tears gets you saved till the next week.

            • Grey

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              @Jack Full of Hate, Ha! An Old Fartee party…

  102. Wilsonian says:
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    16 Team H2H Keeper (keep 5). I’m hurting at 1B. Have Reynolds doing jack there. And also have Belt, who isn’t lighting the world on fire. The only options on the wire are Pena, Scott, and Colvin. Do I lose either of those guys for one of the available bats?

    Also, still leaning Cashner over Bauer in a shallow keeper where Bauer won’t be kept?

    Freeman or Moustakas for utility?

    Thanks…on vacation but my team isn’t, so I gotta cram what I can in one question.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, Those other names are guys aren’t doing much… Yeah, Cashner… Moustakas…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, Yeah. Not real awesome either, but Reynolds is barely playing, and I have a feeling Belt will get Bocheyed soon. Thanks friend.

  103. Wilsonian says:
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    Also, shallow keeper. Which side:

    Fielder/Tulo OR
    Miggy/Rizzo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, Fielder

  104. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    As a Prince owner, it sure would be great if he’d done something this season to earn that spot in the HR Derby. Cust kayin’.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe he’ll take the reverse course and find his swing in the derby…

  105. K!cks says:
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    Travis Wood, Norris, or Doubront?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wood

  106. Steve says:
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    Slight ticker shock on Cahill but another crappy outing.

    Is Richard full-time rosterworthy now? Not over Cahill, necessarily, just in general?

    Or once a Hodgepadre, always a Hodgepadre?

    • Grey

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      I wouldn’t start him in road games yet…

  107. Steven says:
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    Grey-

    Whats up with Fister????

    Give him more time to get back to himself after injury or grab someone like Wood,Leake,Detwiler,Milone,Volquez???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Milone at home, Detwiler, Volquez at home…

  108. Steven says:
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    Grey-

    J.Bruce/B.Harper or A.Gonz/B.Lawrie?

    Who wins and is it close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bruce, it’s close

  109. mauledbypandas says:
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    Ouch! Cozart just got drilled in the head. He must have to miss some time after that

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn….

  110. Wilsonian says:
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    Just had to find a way to get Rosario on my team without losing McCann. McCann is really pissing me off, but I don’t know if I can drop him, even though he’s hit .193 for the last month (before tonight’s 0-3).

    • Slappy Pappy says:
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      @Wilsonian, I’m with you on that McCann swift boat of pain. Grey, is there anyway you could trade for him and then drop him so he starts hitting again? FWIW, I unloaded Zimmerman at the start of June for a bucket of luke warm Old Styles, so I too am missing every good thing he has done this year.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Slappy Pappy, He’s been terrible. I understand he has the pedigree. But he’s been so horrible all year. There are way too many catchers that are producing that are available in even deep leagues. I only have him in an 8 team league, and I’m giving him two-three weeks tops before he’s gone. That seems like too long of a leash.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Slappy Pappy, Ha… Ugh…

  111. Steve says:
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    Come on Reds! Pick a Homer up!

  112. Martin says:
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    @grey- Cliff Lee or Chris Sale for the rest of the year H2H league with W, K, ERA, WHIP, K/bb as stats? How close is it? Gracias!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lee, it’s close…

  113. prezii says:
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    Im lovin me some allen craig!! Pujols who?? Okay im pushin it now… My team hit 6 bombs on a monday! Cha ching!

    • prezii says:
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      @prezii, i

      • prezii says:
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        I lied, only 5.. but still! Mini cha ching!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s very nice…

  114. Derrick says:
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    I’m watching this Reds/Dodgers game and Bailey hit 97 three times in a row in the 6th.

    What? Does he always throw this hard?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not usually.. 92-93 MPH guy…

  115. ThE sHiT says:
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    @Grey: Gotta drop one. Who goes between Bauer, Parker or Latos?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bauer…

      • ThE sHiT says:
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        @Grey, Middle brooks, Goldy, Freeman, or Pedro for Pittsburgh?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @ThE sHiT, Goldy

  116. ThE sHiT says:
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    @Grey: We starting Anibal @Mil 2moro?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am starting him…

  117. Derrick says:
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    Kelch (Reds pbp guy) – “Something is apparently wrong with Coffey.”

    Yep. He’s fat.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Derrick, As fat as Coffey?

  118. ThE sHiT says:
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    @Grey, Middlebrooks, Goldy, Freeman, or Pedro for Pittsburgh?

    • ThE sHiT says:
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      @ThE sHiT, Sorry for the double post, stupid iPad autocorrect.

  119. Steve says:
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    How about a Bruce GS to finish?

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, I’d settle for a three-run shot though.

      • Steve says:
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        @Steve, Would you believe an intentional walk?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha… You doing Get Smart?

  120. Herschel says:
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    @Grey, Detwiler or Gee, ros?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gee

  121. stuff says:
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    Speaking of Gee, drop him and go for Cashner?

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