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Joe Nathan reclaimed his closer job this year but was missing something, consistently putting his team behind the 8-ball, so the Twins shifted to CAPPS.  On March 25th, I said this about the Matt Capps and Taipei Slinko shituation, “Here’s what I see happening.  Nathan gets torched and Capps saves a few games while Nathan works things out.  Then Nathan returns, gets torched again and, finally, the Twins send him to the Disgraceful List.”  And that’s me quoting me!  Right now, we’re at the point where Nathan’s off to work things out.  I don’t think this ends well for Nathan.  Someone in the Twins organization should’ve stepped forward and said, “Hey, Taipei, you’re a gamer in the non-nerd way, we appreciate that.  No one likes nerds — the candy or otherwise.  But, listen to me, you’re rushing yourself back.  Chillax!  Go get a Jamba Juice, enjoy some me time and let’s take it slow with your recovery.”  But, well, that didn’t happen.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Brian Duensing – 7 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks.  He’s a Duensing machine!  Would I pick him up in certain deep leagues?  Yes, but I don’t trust him.

Chris Young – To the DL.  He’d be a Bennis Carpensheeter if he had better game or less gams.

Grady Sizemore – Member in 2009 when his injuries started?  Of course you don’t, that’s why I’m here.  He hit a home run the day before he went to the DL.  Then returned and hit a homer in his 2nd game back.  Then variations of bupkis for two years, so don’t overrate his homer in his first game back.  It’s nice and all but if you think he’s back for good, you’re only fooling yourself.  And when you’re fooling yourself, you make a fool out of ING, or whatever that cliche is.

Carlos Santana – 1-for-4 with his 2nd homer as he bats .196.  Might be a day late and a dollar short for this, but, even though I wasn’t a huge fan of Supernatural in the preseason, he’s only going to get better.  I.e., Buy low.  (BTW, Santana’s been crizzap, Choo is batting .214 and Sizemore just returned to the lineup, yet the Indians are 11-4.  Quick, someone wake up the Comatose Indians Fan.)

Travis Hafner – 2-for-3 and his 4th homer.  I don’t buy a resurgence here.  If you pick him up, you’re getting Pronk’d.

Fausto Carmona – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Control-Alt-Ignore.

Jhoulys Chacin – Complete game shutout on Friday.  I kinda love Chacin and his 150-point-in-Scrabble first name.  To misquote the most overrated group of all-time, don’t hide your love of Chacin away.

Roy Oswalt – Good news from the Oswalt camp, which is group of twelve guys who look like Ralph from Survivor living in the Ozarks without running water, he should make his next start.

Charlie Morton – Sonavabench!  Complete game on Friday with the only blemish being Jay Bruce’s homer.  Double sonavabench!  It’s raining sonavabenches!  Someone make the sonavabenches stop.  Please!

Andrew McCutchen – 3-for-3 with his 3rd homer.  I said in the preseason that The Dread Pirate was Crawford two rounds later.  Luckily, he’s been nothing like Crawford.

Jose Tabata – I’ll take a coffee with three creamers, tomahto juice, but I don’t want just any tomahto juice, I want Mr and Mrs. T’s Bloody Mary mix and, finally, a slam and legs.  Thank you.

Edinson Volquez – 5 2/3 IP, 6 ER, 11 baserunners, 6 Ks with four first inning runs.  Seriously, have Cordero start Edinson’s games.

Jay Bruce – 4-for-5 yesterday and his 2nd homer since I told you on Friday to buy him.

Jonny Gomes – Yesterday, hit his 6th homer, third this weekend and a lot more homers than that other guy you have on your team.  Yeah, him.  And him too.

Phil Hughes – In what I believe is our first case of the Disgraceful List this year.  You gotta be pretty terrible to get put on the Disgraceful List this quickly.  Let’s see what I said in January about Hughes, “Know when I’m going to draft Phil Hughes?  After he’s traded away from the Yankees.  Nothing personal.  He just had the 2nd worst fly ball rate in the majors and he plays in The House They Built Next To The House That Ruth Built.  Just can’t draft that headache.”  And that’s me copying and pasting me!  So who you blaming for drafting Hughes?  You ain’t blaming me.  Blame that Best Buy salesman that knew nothing about the TV you wanted to purchase.  Blame the barista that left no room for milk.  Blame your 7th grade teacher for making you stay after and saying that you and him had chemistry.  Just don’t blame me.  Know who else you can’t blame?  Rudy.  He put him on his risky pitcher list.  If you drafted Hughes, to quote the airplane version of one of the best movies of all time, Menace II Society, “You done messed up. You know that, right?”  To quote the TV-edited version of yourself, “I HAVE HAD IT WITH THIS MONKEY FIGHTIN’ HUGHES!”

Chad Billingsley – 8 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 11 Ks.  I really needed this start from Bills on so many teams.  I love you, Bills.  Write back soon!

Ryan Franklin – 4th blown save and has an ERA of 11.57.  Can’t spell Franklin without FAIL.  La Russa should replace Franklin with Motte or Mitchell Boggs, CPA.  Probably in reverse order.  Now whether La Russa does this is anyone’s guess.  On Saturday, La Russa said, Franklin is our closer and now excuse me while I go feed my scarf.

Andres Torres – To the DL.  In a day when I feel the need to bathe myself in my prescience, here’s what I said about Torres in January, “On one hand, you want to believe Torres’ 2010 was fluke.  On the other hand, you think he can repeat.  On a third hand that is actually just a foot wearing a mitten, you don’t know what to make of Torres’ last year.  I hear you, loyal Razzball reader.  It’s a pickle, I tell ya.  Here’s my take, Torres has 10+ homer power and 25+ steal speed but he’s also injury prone.  It’s one of the reasons why he’s so old and just now bursting on the scene.  I’d pay for Torres as a fourth outfielder, then pray he stays healthy.”  And that’s me stroking me!  Yeah, Torres didn’t stay healthy and there’s no guarantee he will when he returns.  That’s his problem…And yours if you drafted him.

Barry Zito – Headed to the DL.  That’s a baked Zito.

Brandon Belt – Andrew Baggarly, the San Jose Mercury reporter that sounds like a Charles Dickens character, thinks Belt has until April 26th to do something.  With Belt’s talent, I’m willing to hold him for another week plus to see if he can get comfortable in the majors.  Loosen up, Belt!

Alex Rodriguez – Scratched on Sunday due to back tightness.  See, I usually do that for back itchiness.

Jake Peavy – Will return in about a week and a half.  If he’s unowned in your league, pick him up and then pray to your deity of choice he stays healthy.

Michael Pineda – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Now has a 2.33 ERA.  Guess I should’ve went with him instead of F-Her.  Sweet.

Dallas Braden – Has a shoulder issue and thinks he’ll miss his next start.  I look forward to not seeing that.

Frank Francisco – Will return on Tuesday, but it sounds like Frank2 won’t get the job back immediately.  We saw Frank2 not get the closer job back immediately last year and he never got it back.  I’d hold Rauch and Francisco for now.

Johnny Damon – His bruised finger is very sore.  Sounds like he might be throwing a *pinkie to mouth* splint finger.

Starlin Castro – 7 for his last 9.  I lurve him.

Jair Jurrjens – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 4 Ks on Saturday.  Meesa tinks Jar-Jar pitched well.  Meesa does not anticipate that’s foreshadowing for future performance.

Tommy Hanson – 5 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks.  I’m such a K whore I’d take one of these Hanson starts over two of his 7 IP, 2 ER, 3 K ones.

Jason Heyward – 2-for-4, his 4th homer and he batted 2nd while McLouth phoned 2008 to find out where his talent went.

Yovani Gallardo – 5 1/3 IP, 7 ER, 10 baserunners, 5 Ks.  I’m not gonna freak out unless his next start is poor, as well.  Now let me go cry into a pint of Clusterfluff ice cream.

Carl Crawford – 0-for-4, batting .127 with 3 runs and 1 RBI on the year.  After the game, he burned over your wedding video with a sex tape of your sister, just to make his season stats seem better by comparison.

  1. Virinder says:
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    Should I still hold onto Volquez?? Will he ever figure out his first inning woes?? Or, is it time to start cautiously worrying??

  2. Ray says:
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    …did you just call the Beatles overrated?

  3. Tony tone says:
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    God damn I can’t believe someone dropped Pineda in my keeper and I was unable to grab him. Anyway, i just traded Oswalt/Weiters for Danks/Mauer, and for a keeper Mauer is worth more than Oswalt right? Is Danks worth hanging on to, or would I be better off with Narv or Colby Lewis?

  4. Scott says:
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    Hellickson or Zimmermann?

  5. Casey Blake's Beard says:
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    Hi Grey,

    10 team 6×6 with OBP and QS.

    I was able to trade for Bruce and Sale, only had to give up J Vazquez and Downs, but I also had to drop Trumbo in the process because Downs had come off the DL. I immediately dropped Sale for Capps, but I’m feeling queasy about no 1B backup for Fielder. I’ve got good SBs already in Dread Pirate, Tabata, Krispie, Aviles, Elvis.

    Do I drop Hafner/Hill/Gardner/D Espinosa/Farnsworth/Burnett for any of the following?

    Trumbo, Cuddyer, Adam LaRoche, Luke Scott, Moreland, Freeman, Dan Johnson, Robot, Wigginton, LaPorta, Wallace, DLee?

    Gomes also still available.

    Much obliged.

  6. WDE05 says:
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    Peavy is on waivers in my league. Who would you guys drop in to pick him up? The back of my rotation is Beachy, Holland, Narveson, and Harang. I guess I’d feel the best about dropping Beachy given his 2 bad starts in a row, but he’s getting lots of Ks so I was planning to hold him through his next start @LAD on tuesday.

  7. Chinaski says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Adam Jones is killing me. I am losing patience with this guy and his terrible plate discipline. Should i drop him for Boesch and pray for him to keep this up? I love Seth Smith (yes i am a Rockies homer), the kid has a smooth swing but he has injured his groin…what do you think? Smith or Boesch for Jones? Or just staying put?

    Thanks

  8. Chinaski says:
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    @WDE05:

    In our league Peavy is on the waivers too, but to be honest i dont trust Peavy anymore. In Petco he used to be a force but in Chicago the ballpark is not very pitcher friendly, his body is not right, its hurt and fragile, hitting in AL is stronger than in NL ….all these factors make me stay put and leave him on the waivers. Backend of my rotation is Wood, Shields, Floyd, Garza and i am not ready to lose any of them for Peavy.

  9. Tony says:
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    @Virinder: i dropped him, grey said hold i still dropped him…. I cant put a guy out there thats giving up 4 runs in the 1st innng every outting, no ones touching him on the WW so if there’s something more valuable (capps) i’d do it.

    @GREY: GO TRIBE

  10. Yo Momma So Uggla says:
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    I’d like to see Eduardo ‘ Obscenely Filthy’ Sanchez get a shot at closing duties.
    His line this past week: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 8 K’s.
    Yes, 9 recorded outs….. 8 K’s. Or, to put it more obscenely, 24 K’s/9. I know, beware the small sample size

  11. Paulie Allnuts

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    Grey –

    Start the inscrutable Bruce Chen today? Seems like nice matchup.

    Thanks for pushing Tabata as well as urging all to eschew Hughes.

    Clusterfluff! Responsible for about 10 extra pounds of pure fat.

    That’s all

  12. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    casey blakes beard,grab gomes,

  13. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Well, Grey, I guess you’re smarter than me (oh wait, information already in the public domain.)

    The Cards had scored 8 or more in 6 straight games. Billingsley had given up 12 runs in 14 innings.

    Sonavabench!

    Anyways, just a reminder: the 1st game today is 11 am ET/8 PT. (3 am in Auckland?)

  14. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    GREY-i feel that Uehara will be the closer in balt. soon and that capps will be a messy closer that looses his job back to nathan by the all star break,do you see uehara as a better closer at years end

  15. Rico says:
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    Billingsley @ Cubs or De la Rosa home SF?

  16. Malacoda says:
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    Where is love for R Martin and the hate for P Alvarez? M Kemp with a walk off? Broxton flirting with disaster? This was like eating a rice cake.

  17. Tony says:
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    @AL KOHOLIC: I’m not a crazy Capps lover but the guy did have 42 saves last year with was/minn and a 2.47 ERA, cust kayin…. career 3.38 ERA…. he comes in and does the job he’ll keep it, but I agree Minnesota would like nothing more than Nathan to retake his job, but his arm might never be the same….

  18. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    tony,yeah,your probably right,as grey says,saves is saves,plus a guy with higher waiver just grabbed him,thanks

  19. Buge Hoobs says:
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    With Grady coming off the DL, I only have room for one:
    Abreu, Ibanez, Damon, Boesch, Crls.Lee
    (a combo of my BN, WW and FA)

  20. Steve says:
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    Grey, slowly I get Volquezphobia. Can you give me any medicament to lessen my problem? I’m thinking about the medicine called Zimmermann. McClellan isn’t an illness yet, but I could drop him too.

  21. chubby says:
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    Jeminez comes of the DL tomorrow, who gets the axe:
    Colby Lewis, Ryan Franklin, League, Norris (not Chuck, ever)?

  22. Eddy says:
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    I’m surprised Beckett hasn’t been mentioned.

    What should we make out of his last two starts?

  23. Tony says:
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    is there anyone starting Liriano today? I’m benching him so you can almost pencil in a beautiful performance….

  24. Jack the Ripper says:
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    Grey – I can’t do the set it and forget it thing with Napoli anymore…not after 7 AB’s last week. My options are: Wilson Ramos, Ramon Hernandez, Hanigan, Treanor, Pierzynski, Thole, Yadier and Yorvit….Who should I go with?

    Thanks

  25. Jack the Ripper says:
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    jaso just got dropped, too…another option

  26. mwgris says:
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    At what point is it worth it to accept a trade for Jeter? Someone has offered me Jeter for either Broxton or Chris Perez.. is it worth it to trade away a solid RP (I also have Kimbrel, Fuentes, Aardsma..) for what was (in my league) a 6th round pick? Thanks for the advice.

  27. Wilsonian says:
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    2 Questions for the Razzball world today:

    1) Got offered Castro/Quentin for Andrus/Krispie. Al Koholic talked me out of it, but I want to know your thoughts. IF I did the deal, my OF/UTIL/Bench would look like this:

    OF – CarGo, Kemp, Bruce; UTIL – Tabata, Gordon; Bench – Berkman, Quentin

    2) Do you still think I should drop Napoli in my 8 Team league? Soto, Wieters, and the usual collection of random catchers that are hitting surprisingly well, are available. Still go with Wieters, or does Soto take the spot?

  28. Dusty says:
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    Grey – can’t say I agree with your take on Hafner…as a Tribe fan and having watched Pronk his whole Cleveland career, his swing and mannerisms are back to the way they were in 2006. Now I’m not saying 40/120, but I wouldn’t be surprised if 30/100 happens. He is crushing the ball almost every time he hits it; he rarely pulled the ball well the last couple years. He finally looks healthy again and his bat speed is back up.

  29. Ned Shakeshaft says:
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    A female friend and I were watching TV in the break room at work when an ad for “Frankie and Johnny” came on, describing it as a “tragicomedy.” She asked me what a tragicomedy was. I told her that it was funny and sad all rolled up into one. Like how Jarrod Dyson is 0 for 5 on the season yet is the 5th most valuable batter on my AL-only squad. She said she had to go brush her teeth or something.

  30. Jack the Ripper says:
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    Just got offered Wandy for my Garza…Wandy was quite a bit higher in your rankings…still hold true? Garza is racking up the K’s (25 in 18 ip), but Wandy had a fantastic 2nd half last year..

  31. Howard says:
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    @Grey Would you start Liriano at Tampa Bay?

  32. Mr2Bits says:
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    Grey : I know you’re not high on Sizemore right now but I need to get him off my DL. Would you lose D. Murphy or A. Lind for him or throw him back to FA?

  33. Knee Jerk says:
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    Too soon to drop Lilly or Dempster for a young upside pitcher? If not, which one would you cut bait on?

  34. dirt says:
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    Do you like me trading Miguel Cabrera for Dunn and Crawford …I don’t really like doing two for ones but this is hard to pass up..who wins this trade??

  35. dirt says:
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    Do you like me trading Miguel Cabrera for Dunn and Crawford …I don’t really like doing two for ones but this is hard to pass up..who wins this trade?? Strikes outs don’t count for hitters in out league

  36. Looks like Dyson has released a new model, the “Jarrod”. It’s guaranteed to pick up every stolen base in its path while leaving .000 batting average behind! I know SAGNOF and all, but this thing is SAGNOForBA… it’s unheard of!

  37. IgnatiusJReilly says:
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    Grey-10 team h2h 8×8 keeper league:someone just dropped Elvis Andrus.I have Rollins as my only SS.

    I have a solid team and the only player I can bring myself to drop is Carlos Pena.HR’s are especially valuable in this league-w/ TB’s and all-and I still expect Pena to put up strong power numbers this yr,but I already have prince and Sandoval for 1B,and at such a shallow position like SS I cant pass up Elvis….can I?

    anyway,is there anything about Elvis’ awful start that worries you going forward?

  38. @Denys: For what it’s worth, I grabbed him in my 20-team league but he’s just on my watch list in my 14-team league, where I need pitching a little less.

    Coke’s next start is tomorrow @ SEA, where he’s pitched well in the past. Plus, the Mariners are hitting something like .200 over the last week and the same in home games.

  39. Mr2Bits says:
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    @Howard:

    Rays don’t score until the 9th anyhow so as long as he goes 7 or less you should be ok

  40. Ol' Wes says:
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    Grey,

    I’m starting to get impatient with Ian Desmond. Drop him for Starlin?

  41. Bryan says:
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    @Grey (BTW, I was quick enough to get Capps, which was huge score after missing out on Walden last week)…anyways to my big question:
    This was offered to me in my 10-team total pts scored mixed league…should I do it?
    I give up Joe Mauer, K-Rod, and Matt Capps for Shin-Soo Choo, Clay Bucholtz and peter moylan
    So this is pretty much 3 for 2…I know…I would drop Moylan. My thoughts…Mauer is on DL now, and no one is really sure what is wrong w/ him…will this affect all season? Lots of ? marks with him (I have Montero to play catcher now, and he’s been pretty good). K-Rod is good, but hasn’t been getting the opportunities and capps just took over (looked goo today, but if he falters, will nathan get job back?). I have 3 other active closers in broxton and burnett (well 2.5 with franklin)…I also used waiver wire and got Aardsma last night, so I am very deep w/ closers. I feel like I could get more than what I am getting. 1) should I do this trade? 2) if not, then should I counter and give him Burnett or franklin instead of capps? 3) he also has Latos, would you do this initial offer with Latos instead of Bucholtz?

    Thanks

  42. hideousmutants says:
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    Got a good problem of too many closers

    Broxton
    Contreras
    Burnett
    Fuentes
    Lyon
    Perez
    Capps
    Boggs (potential closer)

    Since most of my closers are of the Brain Freeze variety, and I can’t sustain this number of RPs without getting killed in Ks and Ws, I want to trade a bunch to one guy for a solid SP. What tier of pitcher do you think I can aim for if I offer something like Perez, Contreras, Fuentes?

    is Lester too high to shoot for? (it is an RCL league)

    thanks!

  43. Bryan says:
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    @ OL Wes….

    grab Castro ASAP…if he is available, get him now! He will be a top 5 SS this yr…

  44. SwaggerJackers says:
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    Time to set the weekly lineups:

    Pick 3 (Wins count):
    Dempster: LAD
    Edwin Jackson: @TB, @DET
    Liriano: @BAL, CLE
    Beachy: @LAD, @SF
    D. Hudson @CIN

    Pick 2 (Quality Starts instead of Wins):
    Dempster LAD
    Edwin Jackson: @TB, @DET
    Zimm @StL

    Thanks G!

  45. Wire says:
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    Start A-Rod this week or Bloomquist as a replacement?

  46. Bilbo 4 Baggers says:
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    Start Kendrick (vs. C.J. Wilson) or Lowrie (vs. R. Romero) at 2B today?

  47. Bryan says:
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    @swaggerJackers
    Tough call w/ who you got to pitch…I have Liriano, and I am giving him 1 more chance before he sits my bench for a while (or until he proves he can pitch well again).
    So, I would go with Jackson, Liriano and Beachy …. then Jackson & ZImmerman

    GL

  48. Eddie says:
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    I predict that Crawford will be hitting .000 by May 1st.

  49. Knee Jerk says:
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    Too early to drop Lilly or Dempster for a young upside pitcher? If not, which one would you cut bait on?

  50. Vince says:
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    In my 12 team, H2H league with shallow lineups (3 OF and no MI and CI) I’ve got Raburn at 2B. Would you drop him and pick up Espinosa?

  51. Alex says:
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    – Any help is appreciated —

    Basic 5×5 league. Got offered Phillips/Gallardo/J.Upton for Beckham/McCutchen/Teixeira:

    - Currently been playing Teixeira at UTIL and his replacement if I did this trade would be Pablo Sandoval (or Alex Gordon).
    - My SP isn’t too bad (Felix, Hanson, Morrow, Edwin Jackson, Travis Wood, Bumgarner) but past the top 3/4 there is a big drop

    Would you do this deal if you were me and start one of Sandoval/Gordon at UTIL?

  52. Bilbo 4 Baggers says:
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    Start Kendrick (vs. C.J. Wilson) or Lowrie (vs. Romero) at 2B today?

  53. Big Nate says:
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    Is there any concern that Crawford is NOT a fantastic buy-low right now?

  54. Mr2Bits says:
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    @Ol’ Wes:

    If Starling is still available, you need to find a more competitive league. Maybe not though if you are asking to drop Desmond for a guy whose OBP is like .900 right now……pick him up before everyone else sobers up.

  55. Mr. Rickey says:
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    5X5 10 Team Roto – My starters:

    Lariano
    Jered Weaver
    Tim Hudson
    Scherzer
    Volquez
    Beachy
    Chacin

    Would you drop Volquez or Beachy for either Narveson or Travis Wood – if so, which one to drop/take.

  56. Long Bawls says:
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    Chris Young to the DL! Well, there’s a first time for everything. In this case, a first time to be sent to the DL for the 9th time.

  57. Charles says:
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    Zambrano v SD or E Rogers v SF? I’m leaning Zambrano since Lincecum is starting for SF today.

    And would you drop either Thornton or Farnsworth for CAPPS?

    Thanks!

  58. Myyyyyyy Kuroda says:
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    Thanks for dropping the knowledge guys! Relishing in the Pineda and Tabata glow so far this season. What is you stance on C. Pena? He was autodrafted for me when I stepped away from the draft. I haven’t started him once in a 14-team H2H league. AVG and K’s count in this league-C/1b/ss/2b/3b/4 OF/2 UTIL I have a bunch of pitching-but want to add to UTIL spot. Do I hang on for the hopes of HR or grab Gomes/David Murphy/Willingham/Helton? Special thanks mustached one!

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    I’m going to continue starting Volquez. As the weather gets nicer, he won’t be so cold starting games and his first inning woes will become a thing of the past.

    I’d trade for him if I didn’t have him. It’s APRIL. Some people can’t seem to understand just how long a baseball season is. He’s worth the number of Ks he gets at the very minimum.

  60. Drop Nathan for Boggs?

    Drop Nathan for Anybody? Is he worth holding on too?

  61. Bryan says:
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    @Charles…get Capps…drop Thorton or farmsworth…probably drop thorton 1st

  62. ujoh says:
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    The two most expensive players that went during our auction draft were Longoria and Hanley. Yes, both more than Pujols. Both of them were taken by me.

    How long until I can justify murder? Am I at grand theft yet?

  63. Markm says:
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    Liriano gets one last chance for me. I mean two last chances. But I’m not diggin’ the whole “pitch to contact” thing with that defense behind him…..

  64. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Myyyyyyy Kuroda: yeah,in that league ,id drop pena for gomes

  65. mindicohn says:
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    Which 2 start SP do I go with this week :
    Liriasshole- @Bal, cle
    Zamfucko- sd and lad
    yes that’s something im actually debating and this is regular roto.

  66. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    so what’s the inside word on dee gordon? any chance at all he gets the call? i picked him up when i lost furcal and he’s eating a bench spot up while i’m hoping orlando cabrera can maintain better than nothing production.

  67. AB says:
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    Come on Grey, youre better than that. Frank^2 isnt the same as Frank x 2. You gotta FOIL that shiz!

    Whos starting Edwin Jackson tonight against Price?

  68. Wake Up says:
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    Most overrated group of all time! Yes, you truly are a genius!

  69. Could use another starting pitcher. Here are a few SP on the waiver wire: Wandy, Edinson Volquez or Bumgarner.

  70. papasmurf says:
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    I would have picked up Gomes (as no one else rosterable even in a 16 team other than him) when Torres got hurt, except stupid Giants have him day to day and I had no one to drop. By the time he finally got DL’ed and I had a spot, Gomes was long gone.

    Gomes is kind of like a right handed Luke Scott… For stretches he is dang good, for others… not so much.

  71. Myyyyyyy Kuroda says:
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    thanks Al Ko. Have gomes on the short list – waiting for waivers to pass.

    AB- I am going with Edwin tonight in my $$ league. If he blows up I have Weaver/J. Johnson/Hamels/Cahill to bring the numbers back down.

  72. Chinaski says:
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    @Mr. Rickey:

    I wouldnt drop Beachy at all. The guy is talented and has something special that i cant explain accurately…his stuff are exceptional and he has the mentality to go after hitters. I would drop Volquez for Wood though. I am not sold on Narveson yet.

  73. AdamH says:
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    @AB: I am!

  74. Fletch says:
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    @Grey: I have Ogando and Walden as my 2 RP. Would you drop either one for Contreras, Capps or Farnsworth…which one?

  75. John says:
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    Is it time to drop Vazquez? or would you hold him over guys like Mccarthy, norris, rogers, and lecure?

    Also Drop Snider for Gomes?

  76. Wake Up says:
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    @John: Yes time to drop Javy he looks terrible

  77. Fletch says:
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    “To misquote the most overrated group of all-time, don’t hide your love of Chacin away.”

    A band called the Grateful Dead already owns “the most overrated group of all-time” label.

    My new comp is called Exile on Grey Street.

  78. Wake Up says:
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    F. Liriano Career Stats:

    April 5.23 / 1.47
    May 4.75 / 1.51
    June 3.27 / 1.10

  79. michael bourne says:
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    Where was the Ellsbury love? Just counting numbers he is better than AGon. Love the stache.
    Ps I am not worried about Gallardo yet.

  80. Morning Grey.
    Gutsy call on the Beatles. Gotta love the White album no?

    Anyways, I know it’s early…but Sarlin Castro has looked AMAZING. I think he finishes as a top 5-6 S/S this year. Thoughts?

  81. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    @Fletch: not enough people think the grateful dead is the best band ever for them to be the most overrated band in the world.

    the beatles were good, but really weren’t all that divergent from british pop rock and, in later years, british psychedelia. george harrison picked up some sitar in india and incorporated that into a handful of songs.

    the velvet underground, now there’s a band that didn’t sound like anything else in 1967. if someone does know of a vu predecessor putting out stuff that sounded like heroin, the black angel’s death song, and european son, then please let me know about them. i consider myself pretty well versed and don’t know of any.

  82. @AB: Last time Jackson pitched in Tampa it was a no-no I believe. I’m starting Jackson with confidence…especially with Damon’s finger smashed up.

  83. Wilsonian says:
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    @ThePoonTycoon: Nirvana or Dave Mathews Band as most overrated bands of all time.

  84. MattW says:
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    @Grey/Poon Tycoon/Al Kaholic: Are any of the following high K/BB ratio pitchers worth taking a flyer on given their strong starts, I’d be losing Narveson, but he will probably float on the wire until I want him back…

    Lohse
    Hochevar
    McCarthy

  85. MR says:
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    For what it’s worth…Hafner’s swing is back. I follow the Tribe closely and while it’s hard to argue that Hafner wasn’t juicing back in his All-Star days, his lack of production the last two years was injury-related, not being-awful-related. His shoulder was basically hanging off of his body and he couldn’t get his swing around to hit anything inside. Now he’s turning on those inside pitches and crushing them.

    His arm will probably fall off at some point, but there’s no reason to not pick him up if you have an open util spot. He’s going to give you better production then a lot of these schmo’s Grey is recommending (until he gets hurt of course…but then you can easily drop him).

  86. Most overrated bands of all-time:
    1. Sex Pistols
    2. Journey
    3. Dave Mathews Band

  87. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    @Wilsonian: i enjoy and appreciate nirvana more and more the older i get. probably because by now i’ve gone through all the 80s underground stuff that nirvana was influenced by.

    dmb is just awful frat boy/sorostitute radio friendly faux jamband crap. i remember being like 13 and enjoying under the table and dreaming, then the song crash came out and i was like “these are the worst and cheesiest lyrics i’ve ever heard” and my dmb interest pretty much died on the spot.

    @MattW: given those options, i might just hold on narveson. really you’d be throwing a dart to see which one of those guys best maintains his early start.

  88. anon says:
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    I was offered Raburn for Rauch.. My 2B is Herrera. Big enough upgrade or just hang onto the saves?

  89. Captain Yesterday says:
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    I hastily benched Alvarez for Rolen this week due to the stupid early start of the Boston-Toronto game. Who starts a game at 11 am eastern on a Monday? Anyway, good move?

  90. Wake Up says:
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    @ThePoonTycoon: Here, here. Big fan of the Lou.
    Beatles songwriting and harmonies were much better than their contemporaries. The fact that they couldn’t play many live shows really added to their mystique as well. Wait a minute, I sound like I’m defending the Beatles. No, I’m not. I completely agree that they are the most overrated of all time. Not that they are bad. They are just not as great as they are made out to be. NKOTB of the 60′s? Same dumb haircuts. Same stupid accents? Broke up too soon. Think about it.

  91. Stophe says:
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    Hoping that a gimpy oblique might put fear in my league’s ARod owner.

    In a 6×6 league that counts holds, is Casey McGehee, Gio Gonz and Rafael Soriano too much to offer? Naturally this would also have the added benefit of opening up some roster spots. And maybe the prospect of some popcorn from Cameron. Thanks.

  92. anon says:
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    @Dr. Stats: Grateful Dead

  93. anon says:
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    @ThePoonTycoon: oh wow, i’m not even the first to say grateful dead. I’d just like to reiterate that they suck

  94. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    @Wake Up: if nkotb or nsync decided to do drugs and make psychedelic music the 2nd half of their careers instead of breaking up, then yeah, the they would be the equivalent.

    before anyone wigs out, the beatles were a manufactured boy band the first half of their career and pretty much only attracted teeny bopper fans.

  95. Wilsonian says:
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    @ThePoonTycoon: I actually don’t mind Nirvana or DMB (although I mistakenly went to a DMB concert once and really shoulda wiped my ass with the $80 I spent on the ticket – worst concert ever – and I vowed to never pay for his shizz again). My main issue with Nirvana is the posthumous BJs Cobain gets. I like their music, for the most part, but to me, it’s nothing more groundbreaking than Sound Garden or anything else. But Cornell doesn’t get the same love as Cobain simply because he didn’t 12 gauge his own dome.

  96. Stophe says:
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    @ThePoonTycoon:

    Who wrote your comment? Senator John Kyl?

  97. Fletch says:
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    @ThePoonTycoon: Not much prior to Velvet Underground unless you get into real avant-garde like John Cage, Terry Riley, Steve Reich, etc. There were plenty after The Velvets though….Silver Apples, Stooges, Can, Sonic Youth, This Heat, My Bloody Valentine and countless others. FYI…George Harrison just released a box set of his works with Ravi Shankar.

  98. ujoh says:
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    Nothing is more subjective than music, and yet people love to argue about it to the point where they get offended if someone doesn’t agree with their tastes.

    Never made any sense to me.

  99. kc says:
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    Snider is just dropped in my league. Do I take Snider over Murphy?

  100. MD says:
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    Just talked to a fantasy sports writer who is based out of Minn and heavily follows the Twins: I asked him:

    “what’s your take on Nathan losing the closers role? you think he still get saves on the season? or is this now the Matt Capps era in minnesotta?”

    He replied:
    “I think it was the right decision at the time, but it’s still a very fluid situation. I don’t see either one of them as an every-chance closer, I think Nathan still gets some opportunities.”

    So take that as you will, honestly, who knows what is going to happen.

    Here’s another closer question for Grey
    Since Ryan Franklin blows donkeys for toast scraps, i am looking to replace him (or atleast handcuff him). I’m not buying into Boggs or Motte though, what do you know about Eduardo Sanchez? I know he is the future, but do you think they’ll let him have it this early, or is boggs the temporary solution?

  101. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    @Fletch: yeah, all the post-vu stuff is well known. and the avant-garde stuff obviously influenced vu, but sonically, i’ve just never heard anything like vu before vu+nico came out.

    @Stophe: you think a lot of dudes were jamming “i wanna hold your hand”? or that the beatles early catalog didn’t consist of a lot of covers playing to a young female oriented crowd? obviously there are gonna be some variations due to one forming inthe early 60s and the other forming in the late 80s and mid 90s. but are you seriously gonna argue the beatles weren’t a boy band for the first half of their career?

  102. AubreyHuffingGlue says:
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    @Grey/anybody — So should I drop Luke Scott and replace him with Jonny Gomes for one of my Utility spots? Play the hot hand, rights

  103. Rodger-Dodger says:
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    @ Chinaski: I like Adam Jones… you have to be patient with him… actually, I like him a LOT! I’d drop Seth Smith for Jones, myself. I’m feeling 50/50 on Boesch. If he produces he’ll start 89%-90% of games, if he falls into another slump like last year, that’ll drop to 70%-75% and not for the better. For what it’s worth, I happily roster both Jones and Boesch in my standard, 12-team league.

    @ various peeps: I’m running Liriano out there today vs. Bal. A big-ol’ Thank-You to Tony for taking one for the Razzball team today! I sonavabenched Scott Baker on Saturday, so I think today’s our Liriano payback… unless that’s what Billingsly performance was written-for… uh-oh.

  104. Alejandro says:
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    @ Grey

    Are you going to continue to start Volquez? Would you drop him for De La Rosa today?

  105. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    @ujoh: if there’s one thing i’m dorkier about than fantasy baseball, it’s music.

    i would say video games too, but on the scale of video gamers, i’m nowhere in the ballpark of the WoW type gamer.

  106. Tony says:
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    @Dr. Stats: you may mean BEST BANDS OF ALL TIME? i dont know any sex pistols, but if you guys dont like Journey, Dave or someone else mentioned Nirvana then whats wrong with you? lol

  107. Wake Up says:
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    @ujoh: This is the best point made so far!
    My NKOTB reference was meant to be a joke.
    You don’t have to be the most original or “ground-breaking” to be great. You just have to be great. To rank the best of all-time or the most overrated of all time is a complete joke and a totally narcissistic endeavour.

  108. OF says:
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    Grey,

    Who do you like for ROS in 5×5 Roto?

    Kemp or AGonzalez?

    Thanks!

  109. Fletch says:
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    Now that I think about it, it’s probably the whole “Deadhead” scene that is overrated than the actual band itself.

    Now go put on your Lou Reed Transformer album and turn the first song “Vicious” to full volume! Or better yet, “Tommy Gun” by the Clash.

  110. Ben b says:
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    someone offered me crawford for victorino + jose contreras. do it?

  111. mike from jersey says:
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    I t hink its entirely possible gallardo is/ was overrrated. I had him in my keeper, but dealt him for incredible value (when greinke was hurt I dealt for greinke, de la rosa, westbrook. In a pitching heavy points league, its a BIG haul. He hasgreat stuff but looking at his stats he has never really had a fantasy ace worthy season. There is huge potential which gets him drafted way too high. He may just be a 15 win, 3.60 era type. Which isvery good especially with the k-rates. But for fantasy he’s more of a low end #2 as opposed to an ace.

  112. Grey

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    @Virinder: I’m worried, sure.

    @Ray: Yup

    @Tony tone: Sure and hold.

    @Scott: Zimmermann

    @Casey Blake’s Beard: Hold.

    @WDE05: Hold til Tuesday.

    @Chinaski: I’d stay put.

    @Tony: Ha!

    @Paulie Allnuts: That ice cream is so good. I wouldn’t start Chen.

    @VinWins: Ouch

    @AL KOHOLIC: He’s injury-prone.

    @Rico: Rosa

    @Buge Hoobs: Abreu

    @Steve: Go for it.

    @chubby: Norris

    @Jack the Ripper: Ramos

    @mwgris: Sure, that’s fair.

    @Denys: Rudy likes him.

    @Ned Shakeshaft: That’s hilarious.

    @Wilsonian: Wouldn’t make that trade.

    @Jack the Ripper: I’d hold.

    @Howard: Yup

    @Mr2Bits: Murphy

    @Knee Jerk: Yup

    @dirt: Nope

    @Awesomus Maximus: Ha!

    @IgnatiusJReilly: I’d grab Andrus.

    @Ol’ Wes: I’d want Castro.

    @Bryan: I’d do the trade as is, but prefer Latos.

    @hideousmutants: Yup

    @SwaggerJackers: Jackson, Liriano, Hudson… Jackson, Zimmermann…

    @Wire: A-Rod

    @Bilbo 4 Baggers: Kendrick

    @Vince: Yup

    @Mr. Rickey: Volquez for Wood.

    @Long Bawls: Ha!

    @Charles: Yup, Thornton…

    @ujoh: Yup

    @Shea Sera Sera: I’d hold for now.

    @mindicohn: Liriano

    @ThePoonTycoon: Doesn’t look like it’s happening yet.

    @AB: Ha

    @Classicist: Edinson

    @papasmurf: Totally

    @Fletch: No

    @John: Sure, Norris…

    @Fletch: They’re pretty overrated too.

    @Dr. Stats: Eh and sure.

    @MattW: I’d hold.

    @anon: Hold

    @Captain Yesterday: It’s fine.

    @Stophe: Not too much.

    @kc: Eh

    @MD: I think La Russa barely wants to switch to someone he knows, there’s no way he’s going to someone he doesn’t.

    @Alejandro: I’d take dlR.

  113. Stophe says:
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    @ThePoonTycoon:

    Poon – I think you just have to see past the Beatlemania screaming girl thang. I guarantee you that every guitar player worth his salt from 1962-1972 listened intently to every sinlge thing the Bealtes produced and could recreate it note-for-note. I get that they may not be your taste, but boy band? Please.

  114. Chili Davis Con Carne says:
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    Thoughs on Cueto? Is he worth holding onto until he comes off the DL while guys like DLR, Ogando, Narveson, McClellan, Shields, and Vazquez are sitting on the wire?

  115. Bazzrall says:
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    Start Stauffer at Wrigley? And would you own Beachy over Stauffer normally?

  116. Wilsonian says:
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    @Grey: thanks. I told my Old Man that I couldn’t do it. Pops likes to dominate his deals. He’s tough.

    Also, do you still think I should drop Napoli in my 8 Team league? Soto and Wieters, as well as the usual collection of random catchers that are hitting surprisingly well (Hundley, Avila, et al.), are available. Still go with Wieters, or does Soto take the spot – if you think I should drop Nap?

  117. Vince says:
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    @Grey: Thanks!

  118. Nuke LaDouche says:
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    Time to give up on Bumgarner? I could grab Morton but that is about the level of player available. I’m figuring it makes sense to stay put but between him, Kennedy, and Volquez my ratios are absolute trash.

  119. KarlJ. says:
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    Grey,
    So I went ahead with the Posey for Pence deal to upgrade my mediocre OF but I expanded the deal to Posey/Gardner for Pence/Tabata.
    Thoughts?

  120. Sort of feel the same way on Jairr Jurr, just refuse to use that annoying verbage. However, in a shallow league might you consider him over Bedard (or wait 1 more start) or maybe Beachy (despite also being an admitted K whore)? Thanks.

  121. Sort of feel the same way on Jairr Jurr, just refuse to use that annoying verbage; you shameless fellow you However, in a shallow league might you consider him over Bedard (or wait 1 more start) or maybe Beachy (despite also being an admitted K whore)? Thanks.

  122. BSA says:
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    Geez tracking the Sawx/Blue Jays today. Talk about two players on the same team hitting two different size bsaeballs. Lowrie acts like it is a proverbial beachball from the bleachers and Crawford is acting like it is stickball in the Southend. Geez!! How big are the boos now that he left them loaded and just popped up leaving Lowrie to be DPed by Tek. Ugh!

  123. bravo says:
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    Grey or anybody else that wants to chime in,

    Do you have a general strategy for starting or benching pitchers?

  124. Alex says:
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    @Grey

    I think my other comment got buried

    In a Basic 5×5 league. Got offered Phillips/Gallardo/J.Upton for Beckham/McCutchen/Teixeira:

    - Currently been playing Teixeira at UTIL and his replacement if I did this trade would be Pablo Sandoval (or Alex Gordon).
    - My SP isn’t too bad (Felix, Hanson, Morrow, Edwin Jackson, Travis Wood, Bumgarner) but past the top 3/4 there is a big drop

    Would you do this deal if you were me and start one of Sandoval/Gordon at UTIL?

  125. HangingChad says:
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    Loaded in OF (Braun, Kemp, J Upton, Tabata, A Gordon)
    Thought I had a good staff (Gallardo, Liriano, Billingsley, D Hudson, Cahill, Floyd, Stauffer). Now panicking for obvious reasons.

    1. Trade Tabata for Beckett?
    2. Trade J Upton for Kershaw?
    3. Sit tight

  126. Sort of have the same feelings on JairJurr, just refuse to use that annoying verbage; you shameless fellow you. However, in a shallow league, might you consider him over Bedard [or wait 1 more start for Eric to get going (or hurt)] or maybe Beachy (despite also being an admitted K whore)? Thanks!

  127. Exactly says:
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    Grey, thinking about selling high on Gio before he decides to walk 20 guys next time out, and pairing him with a closer for a better SP:

    So what do you think of Gio + Walden for Greinke? Or do you believe in Gio?

    thanks.

  128. Mike says:
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    @Grey

    What are your thoughts on Jed Lowrie? He has been starting over Scutaro lately, and seems to be hitting well. Do you think he takes over the full time gig? I have Jeter who is killing me. Thanks!

  129. Holy smokes! Real sorry for the duplication.

  130. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    @Stophe: velvet undergournd is/was more influential to progressive music than the beatles.

    it’s not just the boy band comment, read above, i go into how the beatles really weren’t all that divergent from their british contemporaries. maybe you think they were the best, and that’s fine, but they still weren’t all that different or progressive.

  131. Pooch says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Since I know you own these guys on at least one team, are you starting any of these guys this week?

    Anderson Vs. Boston
    Kennedy @ Cincy
    Hudson @ Cincy

  132. Eddy says:
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    @Grey:

    What do we make of Beckett’s start to the season? Worth pursuing in leagues?

  133. chata says:
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    @BSA:

    we both know , going into the season , that crawford was the biggest waste of money since the sawx obtained dice-k

  134. nyydj2 says:
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    and Lowrie goes deep again for a 2 run jobber, 3 for 3 now today!

  135. @Mike: if you just scroll down a little lowrie’s covered in the buy/sell from friday. although i personally disagree somewhat with grey’s assessment of him – but he was listed as a buy, so, that’s your basic answer.

    so i talked about lowrie’s cheap hits from yesterday, and how he looks better vs lefties than righties – he’s back hitting RH today against romero and has 3 more hits, none cheap at all. 2 oppo line drives, then another HR over the monster, but this one was annihilated and might have left the entire park. i’m not completely sure of that, it got too small to see at the end.

    they can’t sit him any more at this rate. at least not until he slumps, and i think it might be a while. top 5 shortstop. get him.

  136. Dr Hocker says:
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    Yup the Beatles are overrated. So is sex.

  137. joe from point pleasant says:
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    @Grey:

    Start Doug Fister home vs a slumping Detroit offense?

  138. Howie says:
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    @Grey: With Kuo on the DL I am contemplating replacing him (there is something about his injury/age/fragility? which worries me once he comes back such that it might be best to cut the cord now).

    As such, and with WHIP and ERA most critical to my pitching 4×4 Roto fate this season (I loaded up on relievers and am very strong in saves–probably too strong– and weak in wins– although perhaps adding a starter would not make an appreciable difference in this category by season-end).

    So, in that context, would you add Romo, Boggs (intriguing with the ongoing Franklin rapid deterioration ), someone else (of the WHIP/ERA meister variety) or… go off the board with the available-in-my-league Jhoulys Chacin? Does the risk of Chacin already peaking from an ERA/WHIP perspective this season outweigh the chance he continues his mastery (and offer a few wins along the way)– compared to a middle reliever/closer with high cred from an WHIP/ERA perspective (although I don’t believe Boggs has yet earned that)?

    So what is the answer to my short story long?

  139. Martin says:
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    @grey- should i pick up jed lowire and drop ryan raburn? or should i stand pat?

  140. Nomar Mr. Nice Guy says:
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    Where’s the Jed Lowrie love?? I’m in 10 team leagues (unfortunately) and i’ve picked him up across the board. He’s killing it today as well, his 2B/SS eligibility is huge.

    And Jed is 75% of Jedi. That should count for something.

  141. herschel says:
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    @Grey: incredible Menace II Society reference. also, Vazquez was just dropped in my league. worth a stash (would drop m. byrd)?

    anybody wanna cheeseburger??

  142. royce! says:
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    The Beatles’ BABIP and LOB% was entirely unsustainable.

  143. royce! says:
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    *were

  144. nyydj2 says:
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    Lowrie now 4 for 4 with 2 runs, a jack and 4 RBI, today.

  145. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Chili Davis Con Carne: I’d hold for now.

    @Bazzrall: I wouldn’t start him in Wrigley. Beachy and Stauffer depend on matchups.

    @Wilsonian: Yes, Wieters

    @Nuke LaDouche: I’d hold for now.

    @KarlJ.: Sounds good for you.

    @zombie: Over Bedard

    @bravo: Try not to bench them, but different SPs are different cases.

    @Alex: Don’t like it.

    @HangingChad: Wouldn’t do those trades.

    @Exactly: Sounds good.

    @Mike: I’d own him right now.

    @Pooch: Not Kennedy

    @Eddy: I’m not pursuing him.

    @joe from point pleasant: I wouldn’t own Fister, but if I did I’d start him there.

    @Howie: Chacin

    @Martin: Yup

    @Nomar Mr. Nice Guy: Ha!

    @herschel: Thanks… I’d leave him alone for now.

    @royce!: *True

  146. royce! says:
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    This sums up the year so far for my 14 team h2h: my opponent this week started Dice-K. Can’t catch a break!

  147. MattW says:
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    @Grey: Which side do you like better:

    Kemp

    Or

    Crawford and D. Hudson

  148. AdamH says:
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    Drop Vazquez or Dempster for Wandy?

  149. Eddie says:
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    @Grey: Is Pierre in any danger of losing his spot in the Sox starting 9? He’s been the same slap hitter as always this year, with no power or patience to speak of. His defense has been somewhere south of atrocious. To add insult to injury, he gets thrown out attempting to steal half the time he successfully reaches base. Should I be worried about him grabbing some pine?

  150. Chinaski says:
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    @Grey and everybody else: Freese or Alvarez at 3rd?

  151. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @MattW: Kemp, it’s fair.

    @AdamH: Vazquez

    @Eddie: Losing it to who?

  152. Wilsonian says:
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    I know you said yesterday to not take Espinosa over Beckham…however, does your thinking change when it comes to an 8 Team league? Beckham is 2 for his last 22 and not doing anything. Would this be a similar situation to Napoli and just try out the “hotter” hand and possibly pick Beckham back up in a little bit?

  153. Commish Cauda says:
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    deep 16-team, mixed, H2H-Points League (start 1 catcher)

    Trade Morneau & G. Soto FOR Upton?

    -Smoak becomes my everyday 1B
    -Could pick up Alex Avila or Y. Molina to replace Soto.

  154. Salty Balty says:
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    Granderson making like Ron Jeremy and going straight for the 2 hole. Do you think he stays there? I was thinking about using him to trade for a 1B, but could see him putting up huge numbers hitting 2nd.

  155. Mark says:
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    I know you’re pretty down on him after a handful of rough starts, but you buying Jon Niese for this week’s two start slate? He draws arguably the NL’s two weakest offenses (Houston and Arizona), both at Metco, and all his predictive stats thus far are either in line or better than last year while his luck based stats are jacked up (.320ish BABIP, 56 LOB%, 14% HR/FB). The strikeouts are basically the same (K/9 is up a tad but mostly because he’s faced so many extra hitters with the inflated luck stats, K/TBF is virtually identical with last year) while the walks are down and grounders up. Seems like a great waiver pickup this week in deeper mixed leagues, weekly leagues, and H2H leagues with a weekly transaction cap.

  156. Exactly says:
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    Grey, what do you think about dropping Raburn for Lowrie in a 12 team mixed?

  157. Commish Cauda says:
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    ***Clarification***

    deep 16-team, mixed, H2H-Points League (start 1 catcher)

    Trade Morneau & G. Soto FOR Justin Upton?

    -Smoak becomes my everyday 1B
    -Could pick up Ramos, Alex Avila or Y. Molina to replace Soto.

  158. Hi Grey — I dropped Jose Lopez with Sizemore coming off the DL and now I’ve got an open DL spot. I like to use that spot to stash someone for down the line (unless one of my starters gets injured). In my 20-team root league, the options worth mentioning are Furcal, Duchscherer, and Tommy Hunter. Any of those choices make you go hmmmm…?

  159. Ozzie says:
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    Bumgarner a buy low for a keeper league? Think he has arm fatigue from last year and is rendered useless this year?

  160. Howie Met Your Mother says:
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    @Grey
    Would you own Lowrie over Y.Escobar or Espinosa or both yet?

  161. Also, how do you handicap the Redbirds’ closer situation? How long do you think Franklin holds onto the job? And is Boogs, Motte, Batista, and Sanchez the right order for picking up the would-be closer? I’ve seen arguments for all of the first three ending up with the job.

  162. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Wilsonian: Yup

    @Commish Cauda: Eh

    @Salty Balty: Ha…Not possible vs. lefties, but maybe vs. righties if he continues to hit, I doubt it though.

    @Mark: Those are solid match-ups.

    @Exactly: Yup

    @Enrique: Not really, Hunter…

    @Ozzie: I’m worried about him this year.

    @Howie Met Your Mother: Not over Espinosa.

    @Enrique: That’s the right order. Franklin’s never going to be out of the picture unless he abruptly retires.

  163. Chinaski says:
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    @Grey,

    maybe i should explain a little bit. I own Longoria aswell as Zimmerman but they both are out. I also own Alvarez and Freese and feel like its time to add Jed Lowrie so i think i have to drop one of them to get Lowrie. At the end of the day, i think i have to get rid of both (Alvarez and Freese) once Zim and Longoria come back. I just thought until that happens, Freese could be the better option as Alvarez is ice cold and is ruining my AVG. on regular basis. What do you think? Still Alvarez over Freese?

  164. bravo says:
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    @Grey:

    My # 3-6 starters are Billingsley, Kennedy, Lilly, Cueto. Would you start Bills and Lilly all the time except maybe @ COL? What would be your strategy with Kennedy and Cueto?

    Thanks for your help!

  165. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    ha,good news for crawford owners,he goes 1 for 5 and raises his average,he might end up at 270 instead of 300 this year but if he goes 100-70 and 40 sb,s you still got what you bought

  166. Bazzrall says:
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    So would you drop Stauffer for Boggs/Batista at this point?

  167. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Chinaski: Okay, go with Freese.

    @bravo: Yes… Sitting Kennedy for now, sitting Cueto in his first start back unless it’s favorable.

    @Bazzrall: Boggs if you need saves.

  168. Jet says:
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    I’ve got T. Hanson, Hamels, C. Lee, T. Wood, J. Shields, Kuroda, Cueto (DL), Matusz (DL) and Scherzer. I could use a closer, would you even consider trading Scherzer for Kimbrel? And great work, this site is awesome.

  169. Chinaski says:
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    Thanks for taking time Grey

  170. MattW says:
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    @Grey: Can you pick the top three (in a bubble) for the UTIL slot of 12team H2H with OBP and SLG?

    Rolen
    Frenchy
    S. Smith
    Betemit
    Boesch
    O. Hudson
    Bloomquist
    Kubel
    Coghlan
    Trumbo

  171. RollieFingered says:
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    in a 5×5 h2h league

    i have valverde, bell, cordero for closers

    Do i drop either volquez, narveson, or neither and pick up farnsworth or boggs?

    also Ted Lilly is available, do i drop on of them and pick him up instead of a closer?

  172. jaw says:
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    Grey, thoughts on this trade? 10 team H2H 5×5 keeper league. Dollar values are cost to keep next year

    His
    Mike Stanton ($28)
    Huston Street ($10)

    for my
    Brett Anderson ($12)
    Danny Espinosa ($10)
    Joel Hanrahan ($10)

    Roster below
    C-McCann
    1b- morneau
    2b-weeks
    ss-andrus
    ci-vmart
    mi-espinosa
    of-werth
    of-ethier
    of-pence
    of-brantley
    util-alex gordon
    bench-jon herrera

    sp-liriano
    sp-gallardo
    sp-bumgarner
    sp-brett anderson
    sp-garza
    sp-cahill
    sp-ogando
    sp-morrow
    rp-league
    rp-hanrahan
    rp-rodney
    rp-aardsma

    Thanks

  173. abe says:
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    grey,
    the guy who owns crawford is trying to get rid of him in my league. in a vacuum what kind of player would you package with victorino for him? would you do the trade if it was victorino + a decent starter or closer (zimmerman, travis wood, contreras, etc.)?

  174. Joel says:
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    Grey: I’ve been offered Gomes and Orlando Cabrera for Berkman and Jose Lopez in my 6×6 h2h league. I have to do that, right?

  175. Feeding the Abscess

    Travis says:
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    Bumgarner hit 96 on the gun a couple times yesterday, not sure if he has arm fatigue at the moment. I’m with Grey when it comes to worrying about his workload last season, though.

  176. Wilsonian says:
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    @Grey: thanks man. Picked up Danny for the time being – hopefully he keeps it up. Also, hypothetically speaking, would you deal Gordon for a top-tier closer if you had Wright and Longoria?

  177. Howie Met Your Mother says:
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    @abe:

    Im sorta in the same boat. @Grey, should I give up my Krispie and a lower end closer for Crawford?

  178. Benny says:
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    Grey – is Liriano just plain old sucking, or is there some light in the way of fancy peripheral statistics?

  179. nick m. says:
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    Drop Zobrist for Lowrie?

  180. Feeding the Abscess

    Travis says:
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    @Benny:

    He’s been wild, but his GB rate is still north of 50% and his LOB% is under 50. However, his velocity is down 2 MPH (his two great years were at 94 and 95; he’s at 92). xFIP is 5.02, so he’s gonna have to K some more guys and walk fewer batters to be successful moving forward, even when his LOB% regresses to 70%.

  181. Nuke LaDouche says:
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    anybody starting Marcum today?

  182. nick m. says:
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    How about dropping Asdrubal for Lowrie?

  183. ujoh says:
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    Would you trade ELo for a top 5 SP if Gordon is your backup 3B? Or is it just April and Gordon is still the anti-Christ?

    Hitters: Soto, Howard, Espinosa, Gordon, Hanley, Kemp, Stanton, Victorino, Berkman, Gardner (BN), Longoria (DL)

    Pitchers: Lester, Hamels, Volquez, Jackson, Norris, Narveson, Harang, Gregg, Farnsworth, Rauch

  184. Nuke LaDouche says:
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    Have any other users noticed the site loading super slow lately? Can’t figure out if it’s my computer or the site getting bogged down these days.

  185. GTS says:
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    Start Beachy @ LA in 10 team H2H?

  186. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    gomes or grady,who you want rest of the year?

  187. Chinaski says:
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    @GTS: Yeah. I am doing it

  188. Chinaski says:
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    @AL KOHOLIC: If i knew Sizemore would manage to stay healthy, then him but since i dont know and since i dont believe in Gomes to keep it up for long, i wouldnt want neither of them for the rest of the year. If i had to gamble, my money would be put on Sizemore though. He still has a good eye and thus he will hit for average.

  189. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Chinaski: yeah,i still think 25-20 is realistic if he plays 140 games,gomes is locked in but when he hits a slump,its kinda like this crawford thing,

  190. BS says:
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    Too soon to drop Raburn for Lowrie?

  191. WDE05 says:
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    @nick m.:

    Asdrubal has been on fire. Why would you drop a guy whose that hot for someone who hasn’t secured an everyday job?

  192. Chinaski says:
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    @BS:

    I dont think so. Lowrie is about to replace Scutaro for good. It will happen rather earlier than sooner while Raburn is losing ABs to Boesch and deservedly. Boesch is a power hitter that seems to have corrected some flaws in his swing mechanics.

  193. Wilsonian says:
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    Mike Leake arrested at a Macy’s in Ohio for trying to walk out with over $60 in T-shirts. He makes roughly $425k a year.

  194. Wilsonian says:
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    @Wilsonian: excuse, me…not over $60 in T-shirts, it was NEARLY $60 in T-shirts. Wow!

  195. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    josh left his crackhead ghost behind,and he found a soul

  196. Chinaski says:
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    Grey would you start Ervin Santana against Texas? He owned them last season but i am a little hesitant this time. I have penciled him in but if you have a good reason to justify benching him, let me know.

    Thanks

  197. Black Beard says:
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    Ten team league with deep benches. Rollins at SS. Drop any of the following for Lowrie:

    Narveson, Belt, Gardner, or Alvarez?

  198. Martin says:
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    @grey- Narveson or Holland for my league that counts W, L, k/bb and the other regular stats

  199. Tom says:
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    Hey Grey

    So i have lowrie – I dont know if i should be sitting him or playing him instead of alexi ram or brandon phil.

    Im guessing keep him on the bench or trade him while people are high on him – thoughts?

  200. Nuke LaDouche says:
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    Maybe thats the problem. I was using a 1950s supercomputer, but then I was informed that 1950s supercomputers are actually just huge calculators. I’ll look into getting one of those fancy computers that you can draw stick figures on and make them kiss like in Revenge of the Nerds.

  201. agarthered says:
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    Grey not a mention of Masterson’s gem on friday? I have narv and am willing to give him a few more games, unless its worth dropping him for Masterson (dont like that he’s in al either, but whats up with cleveland right now!)

  202. agarthered says:
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    Sounds good, don’t know about starting him at philli though.

  203. Russ says:
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    Beatles overrated? You’re out of your element. Stick with fantasy baseball, unscripted tv, and keeping your true identity hidden.

  204. Derek in Utah says:
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    I am hoping Boggs is still avail when I get off work.

    AND….I’m praying to my deity of choice that Hanson starts turning it around.

  205. charlie batch says:
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    Tyson Ross – strikeout potential? Whats his brief overview

  206. chata says:
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    @Russ:

    you forgot spicy tuna rolls

  207. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @charlie batch: Ha… Wonder where you thought of that name. Yeah, I like his K potential and he’s slated for the Mariners on Saturday.

  208. Eddy says:
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    @Grey:

    Grey, Wandy was dropped in my 12-team H2H league. His FIP and xFIP is in the mid-3s and his BB% and HR/FB is fantastic.

    Good to burn my waiver on him? Are you even still ON the Wandwagon?

  209. cubbies299 says:
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    Would you trade Kuroda for Aramis? My rotation is Greinke/Haren/Scherzer/Hanson/Gio/Gavin/Kennedy/Kuroda/Ervin and my starting 3B is AGordon right now. I like Agord, but it’d be nice to pair him like a nice wine with Aramis.

  210. Eddy says:
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    @cubbies299:

    With a ridiculous rotation like that, I’d make that trade.

  211. dan rydell says:
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    grey, love the site, covet the stache.

    would you deal mark reynolds for carlos santana?

    10 team mixed league with 19 freakin’ catchers owned. 6 categories with OPS. i own alex avila.

  212. Derek in Utah says:
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    @cubbies299:
    you absolutely need to make that trade. The only worry is that Aramis will get injured (again); but cross that bridge when you come to it.

  213. Nuke LaDouche says:
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    Drop Raburn for Trumbone?

  214. blaster says:
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    someone just dropped Bumgarner in a keeper league that i am in. I know he seems to be having issues right now but do you think it is worth dropping one of the following guys and burning #1 waiver priority to pick him up? I also have Cueto coming back of the DL soon. So would you lose two of them to make room for Bumgarner and Cueto?

    tim stauffer
    esmil rogers
    brandon mccarthy
    jonathan niese

  215. GTS says:
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    Capps or Contreras?

  216. CutoffCabrera says:
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    Alright razzballers and Grey, 2 questions (that may sound redundant and stupid, but I’m so surprised I just need to hear it from someone else to believe it. 16 team H2H mixed points league, a guy is offering Zobrist for C. Young the pitcher. 1. Automatic, right? I will say pitching in this league is SCARCE, but Zobrist is like 95% owned!?!? 2. I have Prado, and Utley, who seems to be on a May return timeline. I’m week in the OF…..Are Prado and Zobrist legitimate sources of production from OF even in a league this deep? Should I feel confortable putting them in at OF and just riding it out? My OF starting next week-Gordon, Hart, Coughlan and DH between Willingham/Maybin…….

  217. GTS says:
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    Looks like Sands called up and is batting 7th. Some guy grabbed him before me…

  218. CutoffCabrera says:
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    @CutoffCabrera- weak, not week

  219. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @GTS: Damn, he’s not in Yahoo’s player universe.

  220. Mark says:
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    Hey Grey, would you grab Jerry Sands in favor of Brandon Belt at this point?

  221. Eddy says:
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    Manged to snag Sands in my RCL.

    BUT FREAKING YAHOO DOESN’T HAVE HIM IN THE PLAYER POOL YET.

  222. Eddy says:
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    And I swear to god, if they do a piece on him tonight I’m going to murder that entire crew.

  223. Mark says:
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    @Eddy

    Yeah saw that, guess its gonna be a waiver order staring contest in just about every active deepish league.

  224. tHe sHiT says:
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    @Grey: Drop Volquez for Sands?

  225. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    just grabbed sands in all 3 leagues,hope he lives up to it

  226. Eddy says:
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    @Anyone

    Does this mean the earliest Sands will be added [to Yahoo!] will be tomorrow morning, once the day elapses?

  227. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @tHe sHiT: I wouldn’t.

    @Eddy: There’s no rhyme or reason with how they add players.

  228. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Eddy: probably not that soon with yahoo,plus 3 days of waiver period,our yahoo league lets us claim a guy not in the system by the league message board and dropping a player from your team,leaving you short a guy till he clears waivers

  229. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Grey: sands is great,been wanting him bad(blushing)now i want gordon

  230. nyydj2 says:
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    Morneau still out of the lineup tonight for the Minnesota Mono’s with the flu. Mauer out with weakness. Starting to get a whole new contorted sense of the true meaning behind the “M & M Boys”.

  231. Nuke LaDouche says:
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    Sorry, I’m dumb, but who is this Sands fellow that everyone is going gaga over?

  232. Mark says:
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    @Eddy

    Not sure when he’ll be added but he’ll but put on waivers once he is.

  233. Black Beard says:
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    @Grey: We have a MI infield spot but probably not outside of a prolonged slump or injury. I currently have Danny E. and Hill as well.

  234. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    another hit for fuld,making my coco pick look bad,and i have an outfield of stanton,bruce,kemp,cruz and ellsbury,and elsbury is tied for 2nd most hr,s,great but start running

  235. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Grey: cant seem to find the minor league numbers for eduardo sanchez(cards)flamethrower?anyone know his numbers or a site to find them?thanks

  236. sal says:
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    @Grey: drop charlie morton for sands? in terms of potential for success?

  237. the sands of time says:
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    GREY which one would you want to trade OFF for a sp,going to pair him up with ogando and uehara for a top sp and a secure closer,stanton,bruce or sizemore?should i be thinking lee or latos

  238. the sands of time says:
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    @Mark: thanks alot mark,the site i use doesnt have him listed,probably a visa or age problem,hehe

  239. Hennessey says:
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    Rios or Morrison?

  240. Wilsonian says:
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    Sale, Boggs, Motte, Santos? Pick one…

  241. the sands of time says:
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    ill see your volquez 1st inning with travis wood and edwin jackson 1st inning collapses,damn wood

  242. Wilsonian says:
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    Zobrist seems to have found his stroke again. What do you think about him or Espinosa in my 8 Teamer?

  243. Fletch says:
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    @Grey: Sorry…I have to vent. F * * K!!!! E. Jax, Wood and Marcum have a combined -10 pts for me in the early going.

  244. That guy says:
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    6×6 league where quality SPs are heavily valued. Standard pitching categories + quality starts. I have a lot of great outfielders (Braun, Heyward, J. Upton, Pence, Tabata, C. Young, and Sizemore on the DL). I am sorely in need of a top end SP.

    Do I trade J. Upton for Kershaw? (I’d be starting pence in place of Upton)

  245. That guy says:
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    oh yeah, we also have an innings cap.

  246. herschel says:
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    i know everyone hates cbs, but they never have any issues with call-ups, free agents, minor leaguers, etc….cust kayin.

  247. Hennessey says:
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    Drop Crisp or Francisco for Sands?

  248. blaster says:
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    so based on this team would you burn #1 waiver priority for madison bumgarner or jerry sands in a 12 team H2H keeper league? I’m assuming I will only be able to get one of them.

    C Chris Iannetta
    1B Justin Morneau
    2B Ian Kinsler
    SS Elvis Andrus
    3B Alex Rodriguez
    OF Chris Young
    OF Jose Tabata
    OF Mike Stanton
    Util Mark Reynolds
    Util Pablo Sandoval
    Ben David Murphy
    Ben Ryan Raburn
    Ben Omar Infante
    DL Josh Hamilton

    SP Jon Lester
    SP David Price
    RP Huston Street
    RP Brandon Lyon
    P Kevin Gregg
    P Brian Fuentes
    P Jordan Zimmermann
    P Brandon Beachy
    P Tim Stauffer
    P Brandon McCarthy
    P Esmil Rogers
    P Jon Niese
    DL Johnny Cueto

  249. jongenes says:
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    Pick 2:

    Bumgarner, Norris, Sands, Belt

  250. Black Beard says:
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    Lots of talk about Belt getting sent down tomorrow (he’s not even in the lineup tonight), which will leave me with an open roster spot. Who would you pick up (no specific needs):

    Gomes, Lowrie, or Herrera.

  251. Trick dad says:
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    Anyone watching liriano pitch? Hows he looking, fastball speed?

  252. nyydj2 says:
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    Edwina Jackshit is blowing chunks against a totally scrub Tampa lineup.

  253. Fletch says:
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    @Grey: Dump E-Jax for Coke, Zimmermann, McCarthy or Duensing?

    Who do like out of those 4 pitchers anyways?

  254. Fletch says:
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    Dump Beckham for Lowrie or Kendrick…or just sit tight?

  255. the sands of time says:
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    @nyydj2: travis wood is too

  256. Mark says:
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    @Trick dad: 94-95, occasionally hitting 96. He’s been getting squeezed hard on the (his) arm-side side of the plate, directly cost at least two Ks.

  257. Trick dad says:
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    @Mark- good to know, thanks!

  258. the sands of time says:
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    grey-hanrahan or chris perez,thinking hanny for the extra k,s,your thoughts

  259. Wilson's Beard says:
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    Drop Snider for Pena?

  260. Mrobs says:
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    just got offered Markakis for my Liriano…. take it?

  261. Swagger Jackers says:
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    5 walks and 2 Ks for Liriano. NOT. GOOD.

  262. Joel says:
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    Grey: 6×6 H2h — for the rest of the season would you rather have Choo or J Up?

  263. DURB says:
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    Grey, do you like Wieters or Russell Martin going forward?

  264. Bryan says:
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    @Grey

    Is this a good trade for me to accept…
    Giving Mauer, K-Rod and Carlos Pena
    Getting Choo, Moylan and Clay Bucholtz

    I of course will drop Moylan, so the deal is pretty much a 3 for 2 (but honestly I am ready to drop Pena anyways…so what you think?

    Thanks!

  265. the sands of time says:
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    hoping for a whitesox save situation to solve the closer puzzle,thornton pitched a meaningless inning giving up a run tonight

  266. Chunk says:
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    Beachy or Mcdonald?

  267. jay says:
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    I’ve been hoarding closers in my league, I have 5 plus aardmsa in a 10 team league. Should I offer a closer for a decent sp like Zimmermann or hold out to package them for something bigger. My sp does need help

  268. the sands of time says:
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    greg blows a save in baltimore,do i here uehara?i hope

  269. Trevor

    tggq21 says:
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    did Crawford really do that?? hehe

  270. Trevor

    tggq21 says:
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    oh and..

    Is it the norm for Marky Mark Reynolds to have slow starts? Obviously he’s gonna have a low BA all year but 1 HR so far?

  271. the sands of time says:
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    @tggq21: what,get a hit today

  272. the sands of time says:
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    gregs wasnt really a blown save or loss,they were down by 1,he then gave up 2 more,hopefully the same results come from another stinky outing

  273. the sands of time says:
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    @tggq21: did crawford really do what?

  274. nyydj2 says:
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    @the sands of time: Gregg blew keeping a lid on things but he did not blow the save, they were losing 3 to 2 when they brought him in.

  275. Trevor

    tggq21 says:
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    @the sands of time: Haha Grey’s comment on the weekend recap

  276. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    chapman feeling better 106 mph a new record against mcutchen

  277. Mrobs says:
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    anybody want to weigh in on a Liriano for Markakis trade?

  278. Swagger Jackers says:
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    @Grey: Drop Coco for Sands?

  279. 12-Team, 7×7 (K, OPS & QS K/9), Roto

    Looks like Belt will be leaving my UTIL slot for the minors any day now, and I’m not confident that my current BE warmer, Ian Stewart, is ready for the promotion to the starting lineup quite yet. I’m considering Boesch, Patterson, Betemit… reckon any of them are worth the three clicks for a Free Agent pickup, or just bleh, blech, belch?

  280. Eddy says:
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    @AL KOHOLIC:

    Damn, seriously?

  281. Nuke LaDouche says:
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    @Mrobs: I’d hang on to Liriano. He is a mess right now, but I think he will get better. More importantly I don’t think Sparkakis is anything to get real excited about compared to playing the hot waiver wire hand.

  282. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    thank you grey,i been putting you to more work than normal while the ankle heals,its great to have you and this site around to kill my days.emotion(but im not sure if its for you and razzball or for sands)

  283. knighttown says:
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    Jsut trying to upgrade my bench strength. Drop either Pagan, Raburn, Escobar or Kennedy for Sands or Aardsma?

  284. Hennessey says:
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    If you had Longoria on the DL, would you trade Wright/McCann/Gio for Kemp/Santana/Schmohawk-who-you-plan-to-drop-in-favor-of-better-pitcher-on-the-waiver-wire-but-wanted-to-make-the-other-owner-think-he’s-getting-a-better-deal-by-including-his-scrub-pitcher (HAPPens to be J.A. in this case)?

  285. knighttown says:
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    Also thinking of targeting a buy low guy with Johnny Gomes, the number 8 ranked player in fantasy BB. First off, is he anymore than a #5 OF?

    If I can get any of Choo, Gallardo, Zimmerman, Dunn, Uggla, Morneau do I do it?

  286. Carl says:
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    Which side wins (H2H, OBP instead of avg):

    Bruce/Castro for Stanton/A.Jones/Liriano?

    Many thanks

  287. Dad says:
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    Sands doubles to start his career. Very pedestrian – I expected better. ;)

    And to think, on only his 2nd day in the majors, Sands will face Beachy in LA. I wonder if Pauly Shore will be there.

  288. Bryan says:
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    @ Grey…
    The new deal has him wanting Pena instead of Capps…still good to take this, or sit tight?
    Thanks

  289. @Grey: Thanks Grey… just needed a little push. His time-share gives me pause, but production is production, right?

  290. Black Beard says:
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    Choo and Liriano for Bruce and Haren?

  291. Eddy says:
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    @Dad:

    Ha!

  292. Nuke LaDouche says:
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    Carlos Pena or Wandy?

  293. chata says:
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    @Nuke LaDouche:

    either .
    both will rack up 180 K’s .

  294. Black Beard says:
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    Kemp just hit a blast to left…for an out. Homeruns on deck. Big season in the hole.

  295. Colin says:
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    Anyone know what the eff is wrong with fatass Broxton? I just LOOOOVE when my closers come in a non save situation and get rocked. Why do perfect innings elude this jackass?

  296. Black Beard says:
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    @Colin: He doesn’t look good. His velocity and control…all over the place. Hopefully you’re in a league where there are closers on the wire…because you should probably not hesitate to drop him (trade him if possible) if this goes on.

  297. Nuke LaDouche says:
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    @chata: Haha. Sad but true on Pena’s behalf.

  298. elwood blues says:
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    in an NL-only 4×4 12-team league..
    I have Rasmus, Victorino, Krispie, Torres, as my top 4 OFs..

    Would Torres for Heisey be such a bad idea?

    I know I would be giving up a full-timer for a platoon player(for now) and some potential steals, but Torres has such a bad wheel.. I worry if he’ll steal like he did last year.
    Would avg.. hrs and rbis, even out?

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