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Freddy Sanchez limped off the field with a knee injury.  Presumably, the same knee he’s been nursing since his days with Pittsburgh.  Without his services, the Giants probably would have still finished in third, but a game or two further out, so no regrets losing Alderson.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Barry Zito – 4 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners.  Baked Zito.

Ted Lilly – Scratched from his next start because of shoulder soreness.  Stop scratching him, and start fixing him!  You hold your breath waiting for him to return this year and you’re going to turn (Cubbie) blue.

Jose Reyes – Took batting practice yesterday.  Says he still wants to return.  Probably wants to check out the new Mets stadium.

Chase Headley – 5-for-6, HR yesterday.  Without looking it up, I’m gonna say this was his best game ever.  This might be his best week.  Even if he doesn’t play another game.  If you grabbed him for the short schedule day yesterday, you’re a genius.  They should bronze your brain.  I don’t know who they is, but you probably do, Brain Who Should Be Bronzed-ee.

Wade LeBlanc – 5 IP, 1 ER, 5 Ks.  This was, “The One Where He Pitches vs. the Pirates.”

Garrett Jones – Hit his 20th homer last night in his 269th AB.  He only has 38 Runs and 40 RBIs.  Yay, Pirates!

Heath Bell – Blew the save.  Unfortunately, Luke Gregerson wasn’t much better.

Matt Wieters – Didn’t do much yesterday, but he’s now batting third and he’s hitting around .450 in the last week.

Derek Lowe – 5 IP, 3 ER.  Blister problem might’ve caused his early exit, or maybe with the way he pitched vs. the Mets this year he just wanted out while the gettin’ was good.

Martin Prado – 3-for-4 and batting around .450 for the last week as Kelly Johnson was seen picking dirt out of his cleats.

Mike Cameron – 2 HRs yesterday to get to 21.  Someone, somewhere in March of next year is going to look at his final numbers and think, “Hey, maybe I should take Mike Cameron with my last outfield spot.”  You, hopefully, will mock them.

Derrek Lee – 3-for-4, 4 RBIs and a HR yesterday.  Beggars shouldn’t, uh, ya know, choose, but if only Lee would’ve also stole ten bases… Or five… Or one.   With his leg span, it’s like a five foot lead and seven steps away from the next base.

Tom Gorzelanny – 5 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks.  He gets the Ain’ts next, but I’d stay away if your ratios are at all in danger or if you have a pacemaker.

Mark DeRosa – 2 HRs yesterday.  After only hitting one homer in August, these were his first homers in September.  Hits homers in bunches (and pairs, obviously).  Might have another two or three homers left in his bat for the remainder of the year.

Daniel Hudson – 5 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks.  You know that guy you see when you search for Tim Hudson on the waiver wire?  Here he is!  Great news, he has more than a K/IP in the minors.  Bad news, his control is iffy at times.  Just okay news, he’s worth a pick up in AL-Only or very deep keeper leagues because he should have the opportunity to impress next year.

Brian Fuentes – Got the save yesterday.  Scioscia might just be messing with you with the Jepsen thing, but Fuentes did kinda face lefties (Swisher, who’s weaker vs. lefties, Posada, who he walked, and Cano, who is a lefty).

Kevin Millwood – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 2 Ks.  Still not really a guy I’d take a chance on in the final two weeks.

Nick Blackburn – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 Ks.  He gets the peasant Royals next time out, but he hasn’t been great against them this year.

Wandy Rodriguez – 5 IP, 6 ER.  It was almost like Fausto Carmona was ghost riding the Wandwagon last night.  Still, he has a sub-3 ERA on the year.  You don’t get mad at the Wandwagon.  He took you places and showed you things you never thought you’d see this year.

  1. big o says:
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    yeah , wandy shed the i-can’t-pitch-away-from-home tag , i guess .
    still , i see him as being drafted way too early , next year .

    you prolly missed pablo’s sb , ‘cuz of his blinding speed .
    still , i miss the old days , when the basepaths weren’t watered down so much .
    can you imagine how much dust he’d kick up , belly-flopping into third ?

  2. Jackie says:
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    The Wandwagon has been crusing in the carpool lane all year passing and waving at the Johans, Webbs, and Billingsleys that people bet the farm on at the beginning of the year!

    The biggest shockers of the year:

    Hitters: Aaron Hiil & Kendry
    Relievers: Franklin & Aardsma
    SPs: WANDY

  3. Tony says:
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    @Jackie: I dont think HILL was a “shocker” he shoulda had his 2009 season last year, a concussion set him back.

    But i like the jump off…. you could call it “players who have way outperformed their ADP.

    Hitters: Mark Reynolds
    Pitchers: (ALOT) Greinke, cain, wandy, wainwright

    Hence why you dont take pitchers early, all they do is dissappoint! Webb, Johan, etc I’m looking at you bums!

  4. Tony says:
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    more hitters, choo, adam jones, werth, cruz…..

    some were hyped but still outperformed where they were drafted….

  5. Quintero says:
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    Grey, stupid keeper questions here: Which one out of Hafner, Fox, or Snider. Or should I let Jenks and Valverde go, in order to keep all three of them? It’s a 10×10 league, so saves are replaceable with free Holds.

  6. Jareth Cutestory says:
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    LeBlanc was comedy gold!

  7. airlifting says:
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    people need to get over the Alderson hype machine. name me 10 major league starters that succeed with a fastball that sits at 89.

  8. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @big o: Sandoval now has more steals for me than Nyjer Morgan who I traded for days before he was hurt. Pablo was not missed.

    @Jackie: @Tony: Yup, those were some good ones. Reynolds, Cruz, Wandy and Kendry had sleeper posts written by me in Feb/March. And I pushed Wainwright and Cain real hard on people.

    @Quintero: Snider

    @Jareth Cutestory: Hehe

    @airlifting: Even if he doesn’t succeed, the Giants could’ve gotten more for him.

  9. BSA says:
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    @Grey: East Coast, West Coast, Holiday Inn! I tell you I do like having your responses in MY timezone. :)

    Poor Iowa took the Zito beating in the RCL and dropped 4 points.
    Lets see if Rowland-Smith gets him back on track.

    I have to ask if Rowland-Smith is the new way of honoring the husband AND wife’s surname, now husbands are hyphenated?

  10. BSA says:
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    @Grey: Now that I have been trying to blog for the past month I give you MUCHO credit.

    Guys and two girls – it ain’t easy doing it everyday – AND replying so quickly!

  11. GTS says:
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    What do you think about throwing Blanton vs. the fish today?

  12. Frank Rizzo says:
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    If you’ve got to pick between Rajai Davis and D Stubbs for the rest of the season, who’s your CF?

  13. Paulie Allnuts

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    @big o: You missed the Real Old days of Bill Veeck, who had a particularly slow team one year, and had the ground crew water the base paths to such a degree that a player attempting to steal a base literally had his foot caught in the mud.

    I was bake Zitoed in the first day of my H2H playoffs. Along with a razztatic relief performance by the normally reliable Greggorson, I am not off to the best of starts. But I do have two weeks to make up for this.

    Since I dropped Headley a day or two before his explosion, perhaps mine is the brain that should be damaged, abbie normal

    @Grey: Duensing and Bailey tomorrow in a playoff situation? Thanks, as always. RazzNation seems to be dissapating as people fall out of the playoffs. Or maybe they are just switching over to Doc over at Fantasy Football. He is great, BTW. Perhaps he can show you a tape of Brandon Jacobs, although he isn’t doing much so far this season.

  14. Tony says:
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    @Paulie Allnuts: haha the posts are less and less…. the people vying for championships are the only ones left….

    What do you guys think for next year after Hanley….. rollins or tulo as the next SS off the board?

    I’m on the tulo wagon, but i’m listening to some espn “perts”, the one guy was leaning towards rollins heavily…. gimme a younger guy any day of the week… and twice on sunday.

  15. Stephen says:
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    @airlifting: Brad Radke, Kevin Slowey, Greg Maddux, Jamie Moyer, Mike DiFelice, Tim Wakefield (even if he throws the Knuckler), Randy Wolf, Joel Pinero, Jered Weaver, Joe Blanton, Mark Buehrle, Ted Lilly. That’s twelve for good measure. Here is a link that helped:

    http://www.fangraphs.com/leaders.aspx?pos=all&stats=sta&lg=all&qual=y&type=4&season=2009

    Plus, I second what Grey said; and would like to add that having a blazing fastball does not entail success *cough* Joel Zumaya (and other Tiger “Phenom” Brett Anderson *cough*

  16. Stephen says:
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    @Tony: Fantasy football is taking over and everyone else has just quit.

  17. Stephen says:
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    @BSA: I was able to do it for about a month last summer before life happened. Then school started and I struggle just to get StU done sometimes. What Grey does is extremely impressive!

  18. BSA says:
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    @Stephen: I am figuring out how to schedule posts just to keep up.

    As to Bake Zitoed – I dropped him in just the nick of time – was able to get the last three starts out of him before he fed my ERA and WHIP to the point of puking.

  19. Grey

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    @BSA: Tomorrow will be back to West Coast time so don’t get too excited.

    @GTS: I think Blanton’s a risky start.

    @Frank Rizzo: Davis

    @Paulie Allnuts: I’d start them both. I worry that Duensing is going to turn to a pumpkin though. And Bailey, well, he’s always a worry. Doc has been terrific. Agreed. Who’s Brandon Jacobs?

    @Tony: Reyes will probably be my number two as long as he shows up to Spring Training. Tulo’s before Rollins.

  20. GTS says:
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    @Grey: Should I grab Zach Duke and start him over Blanton?

  21. Grey

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    @GTS: I would.

  22. GTS says:
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    Thanks Grey!!!

    What do you think about LeBlanc on Saturday against ARI and what about this Wade Davis guy for TB? He had a good outing last time out but not sure about trusting him right now.

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    @Grey: really, though? i have a hard time believeing a team like the giants – who have had incredible success in identifying young pitching – would ship off a supposed phenom like tim alderson for an injured freddy sanchez. though that may be exactly where the gripe is…if sanchez isn’t injured, doesn’t miss 50% of the games he’s been with the giants for, and hits his usual .315…i don’t think this is as much of an issue. a not-injured freddy sanchez is a known commodity…a RHP who is lucky to touch 91…not so much.

    danks v. min and pineiro @ hou?

  24. Grey

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    @GTS: I’d trust LeBlanc before Davis.

  25. BSA says:
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    @Grey: What are trying to be like _______(insert name of fantasy player that played well until you picked him up) by getting me used to the early feedback.
    Ah well, have a safe flight – hope you enjoyed some of that fine NYC cuisine you don’t get out West.
    See you around noon tomorrow.

  26. Grey

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    @airlifting: Sure, but Sanchez was hobbled with this knee problem when he was on the Pirates this year. Teams are starved for pitching at every level. If they didn’t believe in Alderson, they could have moved him for something better than a hobbled Sanchez. None of this is to say I think Alderson is a lock for the majors/All-Star teams. Just saying they probably could’ve gotten more. Either way, I’d start Danks and Pineiro.

  27. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @BSA: Thanks, but will probably be closer to 5 or 6 PM your time tomorrow.

  28. airlifting says:
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    @Grey: i do agree they could’ve gotten more.

  29. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Tony: still figure rollins for 100 runs 70 rbi 30-40 sb and 270 ave. but tullo did add the sb to his stats this year so its close,reyes scares me,is he now a 30-40 sb guy,or can he reclaim the 60+ days?,im in a 7×7 league with obp and k`s for hitters and theriot is a great bargain

  30. Grey

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    @AL KOHOLIC: I don’t see why Reyes can’t steal 45+ with 110+ Runs and 7+ HRs. Rollins looks like he’s dealing with a declining skill set. I wouldn’t be surprised if he only steals 25 bases next year.

  31. BSA says:
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    @Grey: They worked you that hard here or late night ahead. Either way safe travel.
    Hopefully the RCL Original Recipe will continue to tighten up for the final week.
    1 Bob’s Schmohawks 84
    2 Team Huckleberry 83
    3 Dogs of Summer 79
    3 Billy Goat Tavern 79

  32. BSA says:
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    @AL KOHOLIC: @Grey: Just hearing the name Reyes will hurt until at least October. I can’t believe how stupid he and the management managed his injury(ies) and season.

  33. Grey

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    @BSA: That’s awesome that it’s that close. No, I leave tomorrow morning around 8am EST, which gets me in around 1PM PST.

  34. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Grey: off the top of your brainy head,what do you expect from himilton next year,ive got him for $22 in our keeper and cant decide on him

  35. Neil says:
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    @Tony: Other sleeper pitchers: Javy Vazquez (round 11 – 14), Carpenter (reserve rounds), Ed Jackson, Wolf.

    2010 will be interesting – where will people draft Peavy, Webb, Johan, Sheets, Hamels? I don’t like taking pitchers before round 8, but it will be hard to pass up Peavy/Webb if they are still out there in round 6 or 7.

    And Nolasco…even I, someone who obsesses over K/9 and BB/9 would be scared to draft him.

  36. BSA says:
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    @Grey: Bob’s team has been neat to watch as he approached pitching with almost all top closers. Then has turned a few into top position players. Just fun to be involved and watch everyone scramble for the hottest current pitcher or position player for points they are trying to grab.
    Clearly a half point matters.

  37. Grey

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    @AL KOHOLIC: $22’s about the most you should keep him for in a mixed league keeper, and I wouldn’t. Just too much unknown going on with him right now. I expect he predicts out for about 25 HRs, 10 steals and a .300 average. Good Runs and RBIs. But he also has the this season’s huge downside.

    @Neil: Peavy’s two season removed now from a healthy one and Webb’s coming off major surgery. I imagine Peavy will go around the 7th to 8th rounds and Webb after that.

  38. Grey

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    @BSA: That’s a great strategy Bob employed. I went that route in two of my leagues. Turned Broxton into Carlos Lee and Papelbon into Bourn.

  39. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @BSA: BTW, don’t you hate that Yahoo keeps WHIPs and ERAs tied? I like ESPN better for that reason alone.

  40. BSA says:
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    @Grey: Makes next year fun as well.

    Alright off to get some work done.

  41. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Grey: yeah thats what i was thinking,hamilton is almost a chipper type(you better have another guy ready)and thats not someone i should keep when i have upside young guys i can keep over him for $5,have a great trip and party it up

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    @Grey: i dont think i’d touch reyes unless it was late second round…. not my cup of tea too take a runner with hammy/leg, whatever issues… to be honest i wouldn’t take him then…. gimme a solid, HEALTHY player

    @Neil: forgot about carp and i drafted him! LOL too bad i dealt him and haren for ryan howard and JJ hardy, ooops, who woulda thought carp would keep it up? Not me, i banked on another injury… oh well, still ended the reg season first place, still playing for the title….

  43. Matt K says:
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    You saying to Drop Lilly? It’s playoffs after all. But if he starts next week I’d use him. Brett Anderson or Gavin Floyd to replace him?

  44. Grey

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    @Tony: Not sure I’d draft him either, but he should go before Rollins and Tulo.

    @Matt K: The Cubs aren’t shutting him down yet, so I guess hold tight. But a sore shoulder at the tail end of September doesn’t sound good.

  45. brad says:
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    Duensing @CWS
    Smoltz @Hou
    or Sanchez @Ari

    which one (or 2) should I start? Need Ks and Ws.

  46. Steve says:
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    @Grey: @BSA: I’m still waiting for Carlos Lee to turn into Carlos Lee.

  47. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @brad: Sanchez, Duensing

    @Steve: You and me both.

  48. Paulie Allnuts

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    @Steve: I’m still waiting for Manny to be Manny. Guess he is in a post-partum depression for the second half of the season.

  49. Tony says:
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    @Grey: i’d take TULO early 4th round in a 12 teamer next year…. Unless something else bigger and better is sliding i’ll fill that SS position with a guy who just happens to be young and play at COORS field anyday….

    reyes to me is too risky, rollins is old and declining….

    personally I think a Zobrist might even be my SS next year… or Alexie if people forget about him since he “kinda” had an off year….

    he’s been good since his horrible horrible April, batted .280+ every month after… 6th rounder? money.

  50. brad says:
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    @Grey: Thanks Grey, you’re the best.

  51. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Paulie Allnuts: Ha!

    @Tony: Zobrist was a revelation this year, but revelatory players always run the risk of regressing. Alexei is an example this year.

  52. Grey

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    @brad: No problem.

  53. Steve says:
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    @Grey: How do you like Alexei for $10 next year?

  54. BSA says:
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    @Steve: @Grey:
    I like my deal in the RCL CLee and DLee for Teixera.
    @Steve: After this year and last year isn’t Alexei a tough one to gamble on?
    I still like him and would probably target him again.

  55. Bob says:
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    @BSA: Thanks for your nice comments.

    To tell you the truth, this has been the first ESPN league I’ve ever played. It took me about a half season to get used to the interface. I had pretty much given up on the team at mid-season, but I took about an hour to try to figure out the interface, and started to do whatever I could to turn things around.

    Since it’s been a oddly even league in terms of talent, I was able to crawl back into contention in the last month or so. I still think the team isn’t very good and it’s been a miracle it’s stayed afloat, since I have not been able to repair the WHIP and ERA.

    I feel lucky even being in contention among a strong group of players.
    I’ll be interested to see how it plays out. The most difficult thing about this league is not being able to ask Grey for help.

    I hope we can keep the league together next year.

  56. airlifting says:
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    @BSA: alexei even moreso now that he’ll go into next year with SS elig only.

  57. brad says:
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    Since it’s kinda quiet around here let me pose a keeper question to you all.

    If you had to choose now, which 6 would you keep? Any 6 no restrictions.

    C Carlos Ruiz
    1B Chris Davis
    2B José López
    3B Edwin Encarnación
    SS Jimmy Rollins
    OF Carlos Lee
    OF Will Venable
    OF Jay Bruce
    Util Chris Young
    BN Jason Kubel
    BN Justin Morneau
    BN Carlos Quentin

    SP Kevin Millwood
    SP Jair Jurrjens
    RP Juan Gutiérrez
    RP Ryan Madson
    P Franklin Morales
    P Robinson Tejeda
    P Cole Hamels
    BN Kevin Correia
    BN Francisco Liriano

  58. airlifting says:
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    @brad: that’s a rough looking team….in no particular order…

    rollins
    bruce
    morneau
    quentin
    hamels
    kubel

  59. TYY says:
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    @BSA: I dont think alexie has had a horrible year? You throw out April and he’s batting .290 on the season. Is he warranting a 4th to 5th round pick like he went this year? NO…. did he improve on last years performance? NO. But still he’s gonna bat .280 with about 15 hrs/15sb/70rbi…. Maybe i’m partial because i traded fernando rodney for him in early may, LOL…. i think he’s a 7-8th rounder next year, maybe a 6th rounder, and can easily put up a .280 20-20 season….?

  60. Grey

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    @Steve: $10 seems about right. Not a great bargain, but decent.

    @brad: Rollins, Morneau, Quentin, Hamels, Jurrjens, Carlos Lee…

  61. GTS says:
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    @Grey: Blanton is dealing today… wish I took a risk on him.

  62. Carl Spackler says:
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    So it looks like Scutaro is done for the year. Here is whats left on the wire as far as SS’s

    Elvis, Uribe, Cliff Pennington, Everth, Gordo.

  63. Carl Spackler says:
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    Sorry here are 3 more…….Theriot, Orlando Cabrera, Bloomquist

  64. whigs says:
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    You trust billingsley lately? Debating dropping him to pick up Sanchez, am I crazy for want to start Sanchez over Bills?

  65. brad says:
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    @Carl Spackler:I’d go with Pennington if steals would be valuable to you.

    @airlifting: Yeah it’s pretty bad, it is a 16 team league, but still a pretty bad team (and I did only take it over last year when it was worse, if you can imagine.) Here’s to next year, right? Thanks for your take. And thanks Grey.

  66. Steve says:
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    @BSA: I think, at the time, it was a good deal for both of us. I think DLee has pulled his weight since I got him, but CLee? Not so much.

  67. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Grey: you trusting dlr tonight?i got lucky with blanton

  68. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @AL KOHOLIC: not dlr but greinke?

  69. nick m. says:
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    would you run billingsley out against the nats tomorrow?

  70. Mark says:
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    I used to have all sorts of theories about Daniel Hudson throughout the Tim Hudson Tommy John surgery recovery process. Is this Luke Hudson going Ocho Cinco with his name? Any relation to Kate? Would he go by Danny to his friends?

  71. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @nick m.: zero trust in bills right now,at your own risk

  72. TYY says:
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    start juan rivera, cargo, or CQ?

    i have jv in right now…. thinking about switching cargo in bc i know he’s playing right now, and he’s at home….. rivera has been hot tho, like hansel….so hot right now….

  73. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @TYY: im on the cargo plane

  74. penpen says:
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    jesus christ, slumps that begin in September, garbage September starts (Wandy, JJohnson, now Danks apparently)… friends don’t let friends play H2H.

  75. Grey

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    @whigs: I’d go for Sanchez.

    @AL KOHOLIC: Yeah, against the Padres, think you gotta.

    @Mark: Ha!

    @TYY: I’d go with CarGo.

    @penpen: Yeah, I’m not a fan of H2H.

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    @TYY: I owned him through April so even though I am a little scorned I would still want him.

    @Bob: Always the gentleman. I think most of us agree with keeping it together next year. As to WHIP and ERA I can see where early crappy numbers are making it nearly impossible to recover. I mean come on nights of 1.2 ERA and .80 WHIP have no effect.

  77. TimSTi says:
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    @Grey: Which spot start for tomorrow? Need wins and K’s.

    Hudson @ Metco
    Or
    Hunter @ Oakland

  78. Dumbmutt says:
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    I think I lost after the first 2 days. Must starts on Johnson & La Rosa my butt. I bet Beckett pitches perfect game on the bench.

  79. peter says:
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    Anyone watching the Colorado/San Diego game and/or knows why Carlos Gonzalez was pulled?

  80. BSA says:
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    @Dumbmutt: Don’t worry about Beckett on the bench – I am a Red Sox fan and have Beckett – I am sitting him tomorrow.

  81. mr baseball says:
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    Hiroki Kuroda – the 14 runs the dodgers put up don’t hurt – Greys feature pickup

  82. mr baseball says:
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    Bronson Arroyo – Has a 2.42 Post-All-Star Break ERA. Should’ve really been owned for the last three months. and I did – good advise

    I am having my best fantsy baseball season ever – I feel like I was cheating getting all the great advise from you

  83. penpen says:
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    @peter: tight hammy apparently

  84. BSA says:
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    Thanks a lot De La Rosa! Limited starts left and you shat all over and then management saves on pitch count and innings.

    UGH!

  85. Elijah says:
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    @Grey:

    H2H is clearly more luck-based, I would prefer roto if I were you too! The extra day-to-day and week-to-week strategy of H2H is fun tho.

  86. Elijah says:
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    Mini Donkey hitting 5th, interesting. I’ve been saying all year that’s his ideal spot strategically. I prefer not having my cleanup hitter not striking out 200x, and there he goes, 100th RBI for MINI-DONKEY!

  87. Elijah says:
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    @Grey:

    Whats with Madsen? He still closing?

  88. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Elijah: In tight games he has been.

  89. Joel says:
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    got sonofabenched by mark reynolds who i figured had a tough matchup against cain and was slumping badly.

    i’m barely holding on to the lead in my league with zero moves left and basically up to chance.

  90. struggler says:
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    QS rather than Wins whose a better play LeBlanc vs. ARI or E-Jax vs. CWS?

  91. TYY says:
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    @AL KOHOLIC: switched cargo in last min, triple! we count those in my H2H league, MONEYYYYY….. now juan rivera dont you go outdoing cargo tonight!

  92. BigFatHippo says:
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    @Grey:

    “Everywhere I go
    bitches always know
    that Charley Scene has got a weenie that he loves to show…..”

    Is it just me or is rap getting too politically correct?

    How’s everthing in SoCal?
    Things are great in SoIll…………cept for my fantasy teams

  93. cake_eater says:
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    Wandy, Danks, Duke complete the trifecta for me. Time to abandon ship on quality and start loading up on quantity.

  94. Steve says:
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    @BigFatHippo: So-Ill is sick, y’all.

  95. BigFatHippo says:
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    @Steve: Ha! So am I……………

  96. Grey

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    @BigFatHippo: I’m in New York tonight. Back to SoCal tomorrow morning. No SoIll for me.

  97. peter says:
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    @penpen: That doesn’t sound too bad.. thanks.

  98. BigFatHippo says:
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    @Grey: I could hijack an F-16 and have you back by yesterday morning if you’re up for the ride…………..

    @Steve: Been awhile since this was our own personal after ours bar ( < —- your term) , what say we load up Grey's inbox like the good ol days? Good times, good times………….

  99. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Steve: @BigFatHippo: a homeless hippo is a sad hippo

  100. big o says:
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    @Grey:
    kershaw sneaks in the back door with 4 k ‘s .
    a lot depends on how he feels tomorrow , i guess .

    after danks and de la rosa tonight , am thinking about consulting an astrologer ….. and by that i mean , try and find the horoscope section of yesterday’s newspaper at work tomorrow .
    my own version of jet-lag ?

    have a safe trip , back .
    we still have 12 days to turn this h2h play-off thing around .
    am gonna need you .

    with an early 2-0 lead in saves , picked up coghlan as bench/utility and jettisoned kerry wood .
    not so much ‘cuz of the phillies/marlins double-header today ,
    but , brian roberts has been a bit inconsistant , and i’m afraid he will shut himself down for the season , after a few more doubles .
    sat granderson today …. but he may be next to go .
    liking coghlan’s 2nd base/of eligibility .

  101. big o says:
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    how tall is this mccarthy ?
    his downward plane ( no pinkie-to-mouth / pun intended) seems like it is coming off mount olympus .
    A’s are hanging tough , though .

    i can only imagine what over-the-hill , over-paid hack billy beane is gonna throw money at , next year .
    (please , don’t be big papi . please , don’t be big papi ) .
    prolly an extension for eric chavez .

  102. BigFatHippo says:
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    @AL KOHOLIC: Homeless hippo here, soon to be a rejoicefull hippo………now if I can only figure out a way to pick up 20 pts from those DL guys, Grady, Reyes, Pena, Webb, etc……………I give up!

    Uncle!

  103. Steve says:
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    @BigFatHippo: The Hippo may be homeless, but the Kiwi has found a house…

  104. Grey

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    @big o: Cahill looks good, huh?

  105. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @BigFatHippo: good then bench all your hitters and ill gain a point on kerry in k`s

  106. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    anyone else notice furcal wants to play now?fag thinks we`ll bite,not this guy

  107. Carl Spackler says:
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    Grey, do you like Tejada this week vs the Tribe? Looks like he is up against Pavano.

  108. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Carl Spackler: he`s been lights out,im throwing him

  109. big o says:
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    @Grey:
    finishing the season on a high note .
    shows some poise , at times , but impresses me as a picker .
    not sure if he’ll get to 7 k/9 , and we’ll never know if he’s gonna keep walking guys .
    still , he’s a kid that i’m quietly keeping my eye on , for next year .

    from what you’ve seen , will he be able to miss enough bats , going forward in 2010 ??

  110. big o says:
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    ryal with a homer off the big unit .
    who’s rusty ?

  111. Grey

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    @big o: No, he doesn’t miss enough bats. Crazy amount innings this year too. I don’t think I’d go near him next year. Just meant tonight.

  112. big o says:
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    @Grey:
    i missed hellickson on espn2 today .
    do you know if there’s any way i can retrieve that game on mlb.com … computer package ?
    did you happen to see any of the game ?

  113. Grey

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    @big o: I don’t know about retrieving it and no I didn’t see it.

  114. Steve says:
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    Ugh – does anyone else have Morales and Gutierrez on the same team?

  115. big o says:
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    another belly-flop into 3rd .

  116. Steve says:
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    @Steve: Gutierrez is in line for the save though, right?

    Came in with the sacks full in a five-run game?

  117. penpen says:
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    Drop any of Bumbler’s Row: Kinsler/Cruz/Davis?

    Or pray they come out of it? It’s a H2H league and I’m in the finals, down by homers 8-3 already, so I hate to drop such HR potential… but there’s just not much time left and they’ve been demoted to 6/7/8 in the suddenly impotent Rangers order

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