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Can I get a “no” with eleven O’s?  I personally don’t have the heart right now to type them all.  Yesterday, Giancarlo Stanton, the pride and joy of my heart and the name scribbled all over my Trapper Keeper, said that his knee is bothering him and will continue to bother him.  He said it’s “something that’s obviously not going to get much better playing every day.”  Of course, like the fortune cookie game where you add “in bed” at the end, everything that Giancarlo says also has, “but I will do my best for my novio, Grey Albright.”  You are mi novio too, Giancarlo.  We are boy dot-dot-dot friends.  There’s a dot-dot-dot in there, but sometimes it feels like there’s not.  Court papers say that dot-dot-dot needs to be from 250 feet away.  I’m pretty bummed out, because I do think he’ll play 135-ish games, but if he’s not at 100% with his knees, it could hurt his swing and the ten or so steals he can contribute.  The best case scenario is once the weather heats up, some of the pain is alleviated and, luckily, he plays in a warm weather city.  My sad emoticons are weeping.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Scott Baker – Out for the year with a bad elbow.  It’s a painful surgery, but at least it’s roomy in the designated waiting room.

Ryan Braun – Should return on Thursday after he sat out yesterday with minor chest tightness.  He must’ve caught the 24-hour shpilkis bug.

George Kottaras – 2-for-3 with his 2nd home run of the year.  Him and Wilin should buy Ramon Hernandez and Lucroy some plane tickets to Venezuela.  The preceding was not a paid advertisement by the Venezuela Chamber of Commerce.

Justin Verlander – 8 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks.  One of the more dazzling 4 earned run games I’ve seen in a while.  No-hitter into the 5th and a one-hitter going through 8 innings only throwing 81 pitches.   Desmond Jennings said, “If you get the ball in between the giant white lines, you’ve accomplished something.”  He’s either talking about Verlander or hanging out with a hooker who has aspirations to be an air-traffic controller.

Victor Martinez – Tigers said there’s a chance he could return later this season.  Read:  In time for the playoffs.  I’d continue to ignore for our purposes, or porpoises if dolphins are reading.

Justin MastersonTicker shock!  The Indians gave up double digit runs, but Masterson’s only credited with 3 ER in 5 IP (albeit with 9 baserunners).  Unlike his sister Mary Stuart, he can’t always be some kind of wonderful.

Shelley Duncan – 3-for-5 with a home run.  No hand injuries reported yet from his high-fives.

Johnny Damon – Signed with the Indians to be a part-time utility man.  While combing his hair, Damon said he was impressed with the Indians strict no-scalping policy.

Cory Luebke – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Has had a bit of a bumpy start to his season (and a bumpy start to this game), but if you can find a restless owner, I’d definitely see if you can pry him away cheap.

Jon Lester – 8 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks and 116 pitches.  Way to unnecessarily extend your ace in his 2nd start of the year.  On the positive side, Valentine could help with the ice wrap on his arm since he’s an expert on wraps.

Brandon Belt – Sitting for two straight days seemingly because of his 1-for-10 start.  I hope Gallagher mistakes Bochy’s head for a watermelon.

Buster Posey – Missed Wednesday’s start due to shingles, which you don’t get from raising the roof too much.

Tim Lincecum – 2 1/3 IP, 6 ER, 10 baserunners, 3 Ks.  I know one has nothing to do with the other, but why do I suddenly want to bench Bumgarner today?

Nate Schierholtz – 2-for-4 with 2 homers. Don’t even get me started how this guy should’ve been playing every day for the last three years.  You killed his spirit, Bochy!

Sergio Santos – Got the save yesterday, but will be away from the club from Thursday until Saturday for the birth of his child.  I jumped the gun on the news for Wednesday.   You can call me Preemie Grey.

Ricky Romero – 8 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks.  I was pretty conflicted with whether or not I wanted Romero this year because of his 7-ish K-rate — SPOILER ALERT — Romero’s K-rate is in the box at the end of Seven — and his FIP.  I’m glad Rudy pressured me to draft him in one of our leagues.

Stephen Strasburg – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks.  He got the W with the inverted W motion.  He made it through 100 pitches for the first time in his career.  God Bless, St. Rasburg.

Drew Storen – Underwent minor elbow surgery.  That’s like saying having your tubes tied is minor.  Yeah, I suppose it is, but you want someone monkeying by your wrench?  The Nats said he should be back before the All-Star break.  They previously said he couldn’t throw because of strep throat.  Cust kayin’.  In yesterday’s game, Henry Rodriguez was warming up for a save opportunity until the Nats tacked on a run to make the point moot.  Lidge had also thrown the day before, so the alternating closerousel is still in effect.

Mike Napoli – Was out yesterday after being hit in the temple.  Sounds like a religious hate crime.

Peter Bourjos – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs with a home run.  I’ll be honest, I feel like people are preparing to lynch me for my ranking of Bourjos, so I’m glad to see him do something.  Now, if he did a little more of something, I’d be even happier.  If he did a lot of something, I’d be through the Gee Dee roof.

Josh Willingham – 1-for-4 with his third homer as he led the Twins to a 6 run outburst, which, I believe, is the most runs they’ve scored in the last two years.

Starlin Castro – Got his 5th SB and seems cemented in the 3rd spot of the Cubs lineup.  Wouldn’t be surprised if he’s a top 3 SS this year (after Tulo and Hanley).  If only he wasn’t constantly being awakened by those screaming lambs.

A.J. Pierzynski – 3-for-4, 4 RBIs with his 2nd homer of the year.  On Firezynski.  He reminded me of this classic post by Rudy.

Alejandro De Aza – Back-to-back games going 2-for-5 with a homer.  Could we have our first hot schmotato of the year?

Aroldis Chapman – 2 IP, 1 baserunner, 5 Ks as he beat Rzepczynki, who couldn’t land any of his letters on a Triple Letter score.  5 Ks in two innings with only one baserunners… Guessing his agent is gonna put out a hit on Dusty any day now.

Joe Weiland – He’s being called up to replace Dustin Moseley.  I believe Weiland is a fan of Orange Crush and every game Joe pitches there’s a threat of volcano eruption.  He looks like your standard Hodgepadre, which means he’s rosterable in all leagues when he’s pitching at home and a wait-and-see in road games.  (Of course, the same goes for Anthony Bass, but he’s less attractive then Weiland.)

Jesus Montero – 1-for-3, 1 RBI with his first start behind the plate.  Hallelujah!

Kevin Millwood – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks vs. his old club the Rangers.  You know Bartolo Colon with his sneaky 4-ish ERA in a pitchers’ park?  That’s Millwood.  I call them AL-Only guys that you don’t want to own, but someone’s got to.  I never said it was pithy.

Jon Jay – 1-for-3 with a homer from the two hole.  If he stays in the two hole and hits, The Federalist could have some nice value.

Jonathan Broxton – Blew yesterday’s game in spectacularly awful fashion.  With the bases loaded, he had two straight HBPs.  Last time he had two straight of those was when the local Waffle House offered Ham and Bacon Pancakes.  I’m sure no one who called me crackers for leading with Broxton in last week’s Sell is gonna say they think Broxton is flipping awesome now.  But, Grey, can’t Broxton be good?  Sure, Random Italicized Voice, but he’s also been hot garbage for the last two years.

Josh Johnson – 3 2/3 IP, 6 ER, 12 baserunners, 1 K.  His brother, Gosh, just shook his head and recounted the Halloween video he did with a tube of K-Y and a gourd that ended equally bad.

Joe Nathan – 1 IP, 3 ER with his first blown save.  I think he’s got about five more where that came from and a trip to the Disgraceful List in his future.

Troy Tulowitzki – 2-for-6, 2 RBIs.  Nursing a hip flexor injury.  Is it Tulo injury time already?  We couldn’t even get to the All-Star break?

Jason Heyward – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam & legs.  Looky, looky, the mirror fogged up that they held up to his nose.

Randall Delgado – 5 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks vs. the Astros.  I know the Astros only have one slugger and he’s currently their closer, but this was a solid start from Delgado.  He definitely has upside, just gotta watch for the roofie.

James Shields – 8 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks vs. the 1927 Tigers as he turned their sizzle to lean, which is no easy task.

Stephen Vogt – 0-for-4 as he DH’d, which is whatever (outside of two catcher, AL-Only leagues), but it makes me think of how much playing time Brandon Belt would get on the Rays.  This is why certain teams win, they play their next generation of players.  They don’t let them sit of the effin’ bench for Aubrey effin’ Huff.  Can someone start a website, Eff Aubrey Huff dot com?  I’m so annoyed; I need to take my “medicine.”

Fernando Rodney – In yesterday’s podcast, I said four different relievers would see a save in the month of April for the Rays.  Then Rodney went and got his 3rd save.  Maybe it has something to do with the rule of threes, but yesterday’s save (getting called on to start the inning and pitching perfectly) has me thinking Rodney might get the majority of the saves until he totally Mr. Bungles things.

Jeremy Hellickson – Was hit in the head by a ball during batting practice.  As frequent commenter, Wake Up, said, “So much for being lucky with balls in play.” Initial signs are that he’s okay for his next start, but they took him to the hospital just nicasio.

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  1. Andy says:
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    What are your thoughts on J.D. Martinez? I realize batting third on the Astros is like ninth in a decent lineup.

    • Boston Fans Are Stoopid says:
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      @Andy, I’m interested in Grey’s take on him too. I like him a lot. Reminds me a little bit of Gaby Sanchez but he plays his home games in a great hitters park.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Andy, Rudy likes him more than I do… I think he’s fine for a 5th outfielder… 20+ HRs, decent counting stats…

  2. Bash says:
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    Grey
    16 team H2H
    I have a chance to trade Justin smoak for one of these pitchers: jurrgens nolasco collmenter McCarthy dickey or none of the above. Thanks !

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bash, McCarthy

  3. ruah says:
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    Is Trumbo droppable at this point? Not getting consistent PT with all of the bodies on that roster. Love his potential with regular ABs…should I go with a Rivera or Moreland??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ruah, Moreland

  4. slappy says:
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    Schafer or Tabata?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @slappy, Tabata

      • JoeC says:
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        @Grey,
        Not so sure about this, since Tabata seems to be in a bit of a timeshare with Presley (which would work if he was Ann Margaret).

        Schafer, meanwhile, has the centerfield job all to his lonesome, because the ‘Stros kinda blow, in case you hadn’t heard.

        Tabata has the more impressive resume and is major league-proven, but Schafer seems to have upped his game in the SB department, so I would lean that way at this time.

  5. Piranhaman says:
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    1 ER, 15 K and “only 1 BB” in 14.1 IP

    this is Chad Billingsley’s. Grey, you still seem to have no interest in that guy because you’ve commented nothing on him.

    it’s early April, i know. but i see next James Shields in him again.

    would he be the key to win pitching categories or sell high chip for now?

    i wanna listen something from you, Grey.
    (but you didn’t comment me if other guy did before. Lol)

    • quimmy says:
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      @Piranhaman, i wouldn’t go crazy calling for a breakout for Billz after 2 starts against the Padres and Pirates. If anything, I might be looking to sell high.

      • JoeC says:
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        @quimmy, Exactly!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Piranhaman, He’s not going to be better than he was in his first two starts…

  6. Tiki Totems says:
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    So we definitely puck Holland back up if we dropped him?

    Also, De Aza is for real dawg. Don’t you think he could be in line for a breakout year? Maybe a loaded hot schmotato? Yeah?

    • KaplerforPresident says:
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      @Tiki Totems,

      Agreed on De Aza – 4 HR and 12 SB in 152 ABs last year. Full time hitting leadoff, could be a 15/25 guy with solid run contribution.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tiki Totems, Ha! Holland can be owned in some leagues, I don’t think he’s getting the job that soon unless there’s an injury…

  7. Amsterdam says:
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    What major league player (equivalent) does Anthony Rendon become?
    Also- ETA on Starling Marte?

  8. hodgedodger says:
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    Hey Grey, love ur daily tenacity. Do u think we may see Casey Kelly in the near future w the injuries n overall averageness of the padres staff?

    • Sweeney says:
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      @hodgedodger, i’ve got Casey Kelly in a dynasty league. i think he’s at best a very late season option for SD this year, now that they’ve put Weiland in front of him this time around. I’m expecting that if he gets a start this season, it will be just one or two spot starts. more likely he starts for SD early next season. Weiland is more “finished”, but Kelly’s got great upside, so I think they’ll take their time on him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @hodgedodger, Thanks! September maybe…

    • beardcrabs says:
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      @hodgedodger, i think robbie erlin may be ahead of kelly… i may be wrong though…

  9. Steven says:
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    Grey-

    Starting OF’s are Bruce,McCutchen and Werth so

    Bench OF spot goes to–

    C.Lee,P,Bourjos,A.Rios,C.Rasmus,A.De Aza, or J.D.Martinez?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steven, Rios

  10. TheNewGuy says:
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    Rasmus just been dropped in my deep 16 teamer. Take a chance on claiming him and drop L Cain/Heisey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Heisey

  11. Critter Nagurski says:
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    Last time for this: 6 category OPS league: Russ Martin or Soto?

    waiting for Jesus to catch 10 games is the worst

    • Piranhaman says:
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      @Critter Nagurski, since i don’t expect any upside from Soto, i’d take Martin over him. around .250, better lineup, and 15-10 ability. looks good enough catcher to own. Soto might hit more pops, but not a big gap. IMO.

  12. Jef says:
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    I’m with Piranhaman, love to hear your thoughts on him ‘specially since you’re in LA (I think). I’ve been enjoying Bills’ resurgence but I have to choose two going forward in 12-team H2H pts (QS worth more than wins and big bonus for complete games).

    pick 2
    Billingsly
    Ubaldo
    Worley

    Or to follow up, so you see any two pitchers that you’d move to for Timmy?

    pick 2 to offer for Lincecum…or not?
    Hamels
    Price
    Bumgarner
    Bills
    Ubaldo
    Worley
    Samardjiza (RP eligible)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jef, Ubaldo, Worley… Bills, Ubaldo…

  13. Cole says:
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    Hey Grey, who is the back-up closer to own in texas? i drafted Adams and this league limits our transactions so i can’t screw around picking up any and all potential handcuffs. Same question for KC, I drafted Holland. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cole, Adams

    • Chunk says:
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      @Cole, Adams and Holland are the backups to own on their respective teams, if I’m using the word respective correctly. Good handcuffs to have, However I’d own Cashner and Reed before Holland, and I’m liking Rauch more and more. With a transaction limit I think you’re in good shape.

  14. Oilcan Giuseppe says:
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    Grey….10 team h2h,would it be a bad idea to start Niemann @DET?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Oilcan Giuseppe, I wouldn’t own him…

  15. nightpandas says:
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    grab Lincecum on the cheap? trade Latos or D Hudson or hold…

    • @nightpandas, It’s not like Latos or Hudson have been lights out, either, at least so far (esp. Latos). I would guess that a manager who’d be spooked by Lincecum’s poor performance would also be spooked by Latos’ 7.71 ERA and the WHIP approaching 2.00. I think you’d have better luck with a guy like Billingsley, who is pitching great but would likely still end the year below Lincecum’s level.

      Anyway … if the other guy takes a deal for, say, Latos straight up for Lincecum I’d do it. But I’d be surprised if he takes it.

      • moses says:
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        @Enrique,

        What about like a Ricky Romero or someone like him for Lincecum?

        • @moses, I’m no ‘pert, but if I had Lincecum I wouldn’t trade him away after one bad start for any of the guys you mentioned. But if you can get the other guy to do it, then make the deal.

          Depending on how inexperienced the other manager is, Romero might be your best bet just because he had a good first start.

          You might have better luck by sweetening the deal: Romero plus some other more marginal player the guy can use for Lincecum. Then you open up a roster spot you can use for streaming. Or a two-for-two deal where you’re getting the better deal involving Lincecum and you give him a smaller upgrade with a position player.

          Good luck … let us know how it works out!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BSA, Ha

  16. Grey's da man! says:
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    k. wood or m melancon – who gets first shot at saves?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, Melancon

  17. Ryan says:
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    Thanks Grey, I dropped Holland a day early for Cordero.

  18. Trevor

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    Sooo .. My baby Grey… Should I bench Bum today in my H2H 5×5 league? Era and whip are close both ways. Bny bny bny

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tggq21, Yup… BnY!

    • JoeC says:
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      @Tggq21, I think the Rockies used up all their hits yesterday. Their bats will be on empty today! ;)

      At some point, you’ve got to take a chance on guys you believe in. I think Bum is the best pitcher on that team and I said that at the beginning of the year. His stuff is just nasty.

      I don’t say disregard the start in Arizona, but realize that the Diamondbacks are a better-hitting team than Colorado and I think it’s likely that Bum will pitch better than he did in Arizona.

      My two unasked for cents.

  19. moses says:
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    Grey,

    Was offered Jered Weaver, Stanton for my Ellsbury, CJ Wilson.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @moses, Wow, tough call… I’d probably hold…Team makeup has somewhat to do with it though…

      • moses says:
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        @Grey, You like this instead? Weaver/Laroche for my Kendrick and CJ Wilson?

  20. quimmy says:
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    CBS Ineptitude of the day:

    In regards to Justin Upton

    “Upton is 2 for 12 (.167) for the Diamondbacks so far this young season, which is a bit troubling. It doesn’t seem as this thumb injury will keep him out of the lineup, but if he doesn’t start producing manager Kirk Gibson may have to turn to his bench. For now though, Upton is going to get the starts in the outfield and should be viewed as a must-start option in all formats. Hopefully he can turn his season around soon”.

    Upton might get benched soon if he doesn’t turn things around? That’s amazing.

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @quimmy, his thumb would have to fall off for him to get benched. He’s off to a slow start in their first 6 games, Gibby won’t bench him. CBS is full of so much shit it’s not even funny.

      • JoeC says:
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        @Wilsonian, I think CBS writers get paid by the word, because their player updates are almost always useless boilerplate or 100% wrong speculation.

        • Wilsonian says:
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          @JoeC, No kidding. Do they seriously think they’re going to bench their best player? Morons… I kinda wonder if they’re hiring.

  21. Alcesto says:
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    Yo Grey, are you really benching MadBum today (1450 ip limit)? The Rocko’s sure seem to have found their collective stroke and the balls go far at Coors. I feel like I can’t win, send him out there for a repeat of his first start or bench him and watch him bounce back in a big way. Same goes for NatGio at home against the Reds. Start none, one or both?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alcesto, You can win by benching Bum… I’d starting Gio for sure…

    • beardcrabs says:
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      @Alcesto, did you see that score last night… even if madbum throws a no hitter i wouldn’t be mad a the sonofabench…

      • Tony says:
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        @beardcrabs, if COL drops 9 runs on his head you’ll think different…. missing a good start is not going to hurt you, taking a shalacking will hurt for a while. I’d Bench.

    • JoeC says:
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      @Alcesto, Fortune favors the bold! I would start him and take the chance that he bounces back from his start against the Diamondbacks. Lest we forget, these same Rockies were shutout by Barry Zito a few days ago. Bum is *slightly* better than Zito.

      Just like you shouldn’t overreact to last season in fantasy, you shouldn’t overreact to the last game either.

      • chata says:
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        @ all razzballers :

        we need a glossary term for an unscrupulous tee-shirt dealer ,
        who charges me $20 (or whatever it was ) for a sparky anklebiter
        tee-shirt , and then refuses to give Grey his “cut” , thereby ruining our
        chances to order more .

  22. Sideshow says:
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    Damon worth anything in a 16 team daily league? Over Brantely Or J Guzman? They are my bench guys along w Belt.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sideshow, Blech

  23. Steve says:
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    Good morning Grey,

    In a league deep enough that it matters, would you rather run with Thames or Rajai?

    Also, Arrieta thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Thames…Apples and oranges… I’m not messing with young O’s SPs…

  24. Dude says:
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    Another great post. Bochy: the adjective version of botch.

    @Grey and everyone: NL-only SP vacancy- how do you rank Lynn, Bailey, Bedard, AJ Burnett?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dude, HA! Nice… You ranked them, changes on matchups… Could see Lynn, Bedard (if healthy), Burnett…

      • Dude says:
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        @Grey, that is hilarious because I’d ranked them opposite in my brain, but my gut took over while writing that list. Thanks!

  25. Moscowitz says:
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    Grey thats unique man, just fantastic. That requires a certain level of historical knowledge aswell as fantasy and eloquence. I wonder how many people understood the connection between ‘can stanton hopple’ and the roman term for istanbul. :)

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Moscowitz, and the line from an awesome 80’s song.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Moscowitz, I thought it was They Might Be Giants… (I know the historical too though)… Rudy wrote the title, fwiw…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, definitely They Might Be Giants. It’s actual an old song, but I wasn’t around in the 50s to hear that version.

  26. LobBall says:
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    hey Grey,

    Just discovered your Glossary. Which of these two FEMAs/Schmohawks would you rather have: Car-Ma or Taipei Slinklo? Though they may be Droppelgangers, I need to pick one.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @LobBall, Nice… Car-Ma…

  27. A Hill O' Beans says:
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    Grey,

    What’s the Razzball policy regarding deadbeat owners in RCL leagues? When you’ve got an owner that showed up for one round of the draft, hasn’t made a lineup move since, has blocked all emails, and has admitted he’s not even participating in the league. Can we replace him while it’s still early enough in the year that someone may want to take over the team??

    Sucks having dead weight in your league, even worse when it starts before the seasons even got under way.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @A Hill O’ Beans, Wow, you guys are tough… If you get a consensus in the league to replace, I guess it’s okay…

    • chata says:
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      @A Hill O’ Beans,

      “you can pick your friends , and you can pick your nose …..”

  28. Mr. Silly says:
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    I told everyone not to draft stantons overrated a**. “I simply get satisfaction from not owning him anywhere and watching as teams that do own him scramble looking for replacements.   ….Okay, it’s similar to gloating, but it’s not the same thing.”

    After seeing the complaining about Wright yesterday with greys preseason half-hearted endorsement of him, I can’t wait to see the complaining today over the sites poster boy. Major damage control!

      • @anon, Heh.

      • nyydj2 says:
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        @anon, Ditto, and of course he’ll have fun over there, he runs the site. Stanton will still put up 35/100 and have an improved average. Just wait and see, Mr. Dingleberry.

      • JoeC says:
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        @anon, Nice!

        I have no idea why people come in here just to throw feces at Grey.

        Oh, I know why: they’re TROLLS! Or else just very jealous of his fabulous mustache!

        • feces thrower says:
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          @JoeC, im not throwing feces. I like the site and respect greys opinion. My only gripe is that hes quick to pat himself on the back and slow to acknowledge a bad projection. But I think my real problem is all the a** kissing that goes on. Its a week into the season and people are thanking him because one of his guys hit 2 homeruns this week or one of his pitchers had a good start. You sound like a mass suicide cult. Lets wait a bit and be objective. Remember dicsiples, we all have out OWN brains.

          • JoeC says:
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            @feces thrower, We’re not a mass suicide cult, we just really enjoy Kool-aid. Also, mustaches.

  29. Steve in NYC says:
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    Is it just me, or do the Reds have their own lefty version of St. Rasburg? Maybe fantasy leagues should boycott the Reds until Dusty is outta there.

    • Grey

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      @Steve in NYC, Agree, they might have him…

  30. OaktownSteve says:
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    Broxton reminds me why I gotta shut my big mouth. Now when he goes into the vortex of suck I have to suffer the double indignity of owning him and of having been publicly wrong. I hate fake baseball today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @OaktownSteve, I was just playing, don’t take this shizz to heart… And don’t shut that trap…

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey, I’m hoping a healthy dose of self-loathing will help undo the jinx I brought down on Brox. Thanks dude. I’m a whinny beeyotch because my main team is breaking new ground in the field of suck. So hard to be patient in April. It’s not possible for a team to hit .182 over a full season, right?

        • Big Magoo

          Big Magoo says:
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          @OaktownSteve, It’s early bro, I wouldn’t sweat anything for a few more weeks at least. If it makes you feel any better, in one of my money leagues, I’m last in offense with a lineup including Pujols, CarGo, Beltre, Stanton, Bruce, Uggla, Andrus. and Wieters.

        • JoeC says:
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          @OaktownSteve, Dude, I thought you weren’t playing this year???

          Glad you’re not in my Razzball league (although at the present moment, those guys are having no trouble beating me!).

          • Big Magoo

            Big Magoo says:
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            @JoeC, I’ll enjoy my early April half-point lead while it lasts :)

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @JoeC, Just no RCL. NFBC.

            • JoeC says:
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              @OaktownSteve,
              Oh, the big time! Unfortunately, that’s illegal in the state where I live in (Washington). It’s considered online gambling, which is explicitly outlawed here (also, stupid).

              I don’t like Broxton at all. But good luck to you anyhoo and let us know how it goes.

  31. Graveyard Duck says:
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    Grey, Trumbo’s driving me crazy. Like, so crazy that I want to drop him for some schmo like Juan Rivera or Robert Andino … I mean, at least they get to play baseball. Am I crazy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Graveyard Duck, I’d go with Rivera…

  32. Mr.Mojorisin says:
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    I bet Grey is glad he stuck to his basic draft plan of mostly taking 1B & 3B’s in the 1st 2 rounds so he was generally out of the Giancarlo sweepstakes, only having him in 1 league despite his trapper keeper ruminations and legally binding restraining orders.
    Just think though, a 130 games and a power sapping knee injury means Giancarlo will be available after the 2nd round next year!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mr.Mojorisin, Yeah… I also have him in my friendly keeper for $10 that I don’t talk about…

  33. Matt says:
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    Starlin Castro….Was that a Catherine reference?

    • nyydj2 says:
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      @Matt, Clarice.

  34. supra says:
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    Keeper league… Lorenzo Cain or JD Martinez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @supra, Ugh… Gotta say JD if Cain’s hurt…

  35. moses says:
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    actually grey, forget that one. sorry haha.

    trading cuddyer/kendrick for granderson. worth it?

    • moses says:
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      @moses, @Grey

      also, Matt Moore/LaRoche for Matt Harrison/Rickie Weeks

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @moses, Grandy…Moore…

        • moses says:
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          @Grey, so you’d accept both trades? I’d be getting the Grandy side and the Moore side..

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            @moses, Yup

  36. Shin Soo Been Gone says:
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    Should I start MadBum at Coors today? 12 team yahoo, mixed 5×5.

    • AdamH says:
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      @Shin Soo Been Gone, Its questionable, but I own him all over and I DON’T CARE, IM STARTING HIM!

    • @Shin Soo Been Gone, I think there’s something funky going on with Lincecum. I don’t think the rockies have miraculously transformed into the ’27 Yankees. I’m starting him in the two leagues where I have him.

    • JoeC says:
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      @Shin Soo Been Gone, Yes.

  37. kesk dawg says:
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    would you do this trade, i am giving up jason heyward, i would be getting back papelbon, straight up, H2H cat league 11 off cats, 11 P cats, svs, and rapp are categories for relif pitchers along with the other standard cats

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @kesk dawg, Hate trading for saves, but it’s fair…

  38. Joel says:
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    Open question: Dude offered me Teixeira for my Hosmer (11 team mixed keeper league). Yay or nay?

    • Chunk says:
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      @Joel, tough one. I like Teix.

    • Hawk says:
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      @Joel,

      Te(i)x will hit lefty most of the time. He’s a DEAD PULL hitter lefty and teams ALL shift on him now. His BA is not coming back until he re-learns how to hit the ball to the opposite field and he’s shown no signs of that happening.

      I’d keep Hosmer.

    • beardcrabs says:
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      @Joel, wow thats tough… i think tex…

  39. Chunk says:
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    Are you starting Gio at home vs CIN? 1500 innings cap, Ws and Ls are both in play.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chunk, Yup

      • Chunk says:
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        @Grey, I woulda been sonofabenched if it weren’t for your confident lack of dot-dot-dots. a ‘Yup…’ would have left me skeptical.

        Thanks as always. Glad I own Gio everywhere

  40. Buddo Chezuski says:
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    Oh, and Senator, just one more thing: love ya suit!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Buddo Chezuski, Ha!

  41. Son of a Beachy says:
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    In a dynasty league, would you rather own Gallardo or Shields?

    Thanks again, and thanks for the weekly podcasts, as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Son of a Beachy, Gallardo…No problem…

  42. LJ says:
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    If you had to drop one, would you drop Tabata or A Rios?

    • LJ says:
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      @LJ, to clarify, this would be to give up the Bench slot (and keep the other one rostered) for a SP or another OF

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @LJ, Tabata

  43. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Grey – Screaming Lambs could be a good name for my team – I might change it. Here is my OF:

    McCutchen
    Stubbs
    Bourjos
    Vernon Wells
    Heyward

    Also have Tabata, Juan Rivera, Kendrick on the roster and Carlos Quentin on the DL. Would you swap any of those out for:

    Schierholtz
    John Jay
    Ryan Sweeney
    Shelly Duncan
    John Mayberry

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mr. Rickey, Jay over Rivera…

  44. LJ says:
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    2nd question – tomorrow, should I start Juan Nicasio at home against Arizona?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @LJ, Yup

  45. Wilsonian says:
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    Anyone know how many starts it takes to get SP eligibility in Yahoo? Wondering when I can play Sale in the normal SP slot…

    • MattTruss223 says:
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      @Wilsonian, pretty sure it’s 5

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @MattTruss223, I know that’s what it is to get eligibility in regular positions, didn’t know if it was any different for starting pitchers since that would take a month to get to. Thanks for the input!

        • JoeC says:
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          @Wilsonian, Pretty positive it’s 5 for ALL positions, including pitchers. That’s why I’m hurting with Brett “I will punch you in the FACE!” Myers qualifying only as an SP.

        • MattTruss223 says:
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          @Wilsonian, Did some digging:

          Pitchers need 3 Starts to gain SP eligibility, 5 Relief Appearances to gain RP eligibility.

          • JoeC says:
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            @MattTruss223, Which means I was half-right! :)

            Thanks for looking that up (and proving how lazy we are!).

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @MattTruss223, thanks for the hard work! I swore it was a little different for starting pitchers, but I could’ve seen it in a dream or a drunken stupor, so I never can trust myself.

  46. MattTruss223 says:
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    Crossing streams today with Latos vs. Gio. (Actually, does crossing streams still apply when you are rostering both guys? Is there a different term for this occurrence?) Anywho, in one league I can only start 1 SP and Wins are worth the bulk of the points. Who do you like for the W today? I’ve got Latos in there now, just because I think the Reds are a better team, agree?

    PS – Just got the (e)book (e)mail, psyched to get reading it!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MattTruss223, Latos… I’m starting both in one league too… Heaven help us… Thanks!

  47. GTS says:
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    Why am I the only one worrying about Lincecum and his slowing velocity?

    • Pops says:
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      @GTS, I think Lincecum sees another year with a losing record and falling k rate. You are not alone.

    • JoeC says:
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      @GTS, Because his velocity hasn’t fallen from last year. The fall has already occurred.

      He’s not the young power guy he once was. People need to reset their expectations. On the bright side, he’s a better *pitcher* than he was before.

      I wouldn’t worry too much about his first two starts. His command is just off, plus he’s not using his slider at all (something about they didn’t want to risk his fragile fingers in the dry Arizona air, so he didn’t throw it during Spring).

      Now would probably be the best time to trade for him if he has a Nervous Nellie owner (or Ricardo the Rookie!). But I think most Freak owners are smart enough not to trade him just yet. I’m still gonna try though!

      • Feeding the Abscess

        Feeding the Abscess says:
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        @JoeC, No, his velocity has indeed dropped again from last season. Nearly two MPH on his fastball.

        • JoeC says:
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          @Feeding the Abscess,
          Nearly all pitchers velocity is at its lowest at the beginning of the season. You can’t compare Lincecum’s velocity in two starts versus what he averaged over an entire season.

          Calm down. He will be fine.

            • JoeC says:
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              @Feeding the Abscess,
              What I’m saying is that you can’t compare a season’s worth of starts against two starts. That just doesn’t make any sense.

              It looks like in 2010 his average stayed about the same throughout the season, though it did drop very late in the season in 2009 and 2011. I would assume that pitchers would lose speed late in the season as their arms tire out from the innings they’ve pitched.

              But early in the season, a pitcher is not fully stretched out yet. I would think most pitchers don’t really loosen up until May.

              But if you want to worry about Lincecum’s speed, then go ahead and worry about his speed. I would worry more about his command, because I think that’s way more important than his speed. The Rockies weren’t hitting his pitches because they weren’t fast enough. They were hitting his pitches because they were in the middle of the plate.

  48. Big B says:
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    Posey still raises the roof??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Big B, Yes

  49. Broadstreetbrawler says:
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    Grey,

    Stanton for Gio Gonzalez and stubbs – which side

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Broadstreetbrawler, Stanton

  50. Big B says:
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    Haha sorry for another post, by I prematurely posted too soon. Aroldis’ agent flew in this at 1000 hours this morning to catch Dusty before he departed on the upcoming road trip. However, Dusty dipped after the win last night in an effort to get some “extra preparation. Big series, lotta decisions.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Big B, Ha

  51. agarthered says:
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    Whose starting Liriano today? Thinking he’s gonna enjoy my bench today.

    • A Hill O' Beans says:
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      @agarthered, I’m throwing caution to the wind and starting him on a few teams. I’ll be holding my breathe for most of it though…

    • bobbo says:
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      @agarthered, I’m waffling… I mean, I told myself I wasn’t going to draft him because of what he did to me last year and then he goes off in Spring Training. I don’t want him stinking up my bench so I might just roll him and if he screws me again he’s gone. At least that’s what I’m thinking at 11:07am… that could change 10x by starting pitch.

    • bobbo says:
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      @agarthered, Getting *really* close to that drop button right about now…

  52. Pitching Velocity

    Clayton Kershaw (93.3 mph average in 2011, 89.2 in 2012 debut):

    Tommy Hanson (91.1 mph average in 2011, 88.7 in 2012 debut):

    Tim Lincecum (92.2 mph average in 2011, 90.0 in 2012 debut):

    Ricky Romero (92.0 mph average in 2011, 89.9 in 2012 debut):

    Ubaldo Jimenez (93.2 mph average in 2011, 91.1 in 2012 debut):

    Josh Beckett (92.9 mph average in 2011, 90.8 in 2012 debut):

    Steve Hamilton (Folly Floater) 52.1 mph average in 1970, 49.8 in 1971 debut):

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MrBaseball, Jamie Moyer (59 MPH, 59 YRS OLD)

  53. cigmata says:
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    Can Stanton hobbled grant your wish?
    That’s nobody’s business but the Fish.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @cigmata, Well played…

  54. AdamH says:
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    Jordan Schafer or Austin Jackson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AdamH, Jackson

  55. bean says:
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    Looking to sell off on Stanton but I am curious what I should be asking in return.

    Current OF: Stanton, Bruce, Ethier, G. Blanco, Nieuwenhuis (Torres DL)

    Really lacking on SB and my 2B/SS and 1B/3B option slots are Lombardozzi and Rolen to go with my primary IF of Carlos Lee, Weeks, Sandoval, Barmes

    Would love to strengthen my IF spots and get some steals…..thoughts? Upton a possible target?

    (12 team NL-only Roto, C,C,1B,2B,3B,SS,2B/SS,1B/3B, 5x OF and no bench spots)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bean, Reyes…Upton and someone else… He’s not dead, he’s just a bit hobbled…

      • bean says:
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        @Grey, I agree and I hate trading him but it is also a risk ending up with bupkis from June forward. Thanks for the site!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @bean, No problem…

  56. Grey's da man! says:
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    Grey, can you do me the honor or ranking:
    1. Logan Morrison
    2. Peter Bourjous
    3. Alex Rios
    4. Colby Rasmus

    ^^my guess. I also think there is a big gap between bourjous and rios and then rios and rasmus. agree?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, Looks right…

  57. AdamH says:
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    Drop Milone or Filthy Sanchez for Duffy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AdamH, Milone if you need Ks…

  58. Grey's da man! says:
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    Also, in a league where I only have 1 closer and need saves – which of these guy is worth owning – Rauch, Wood, Holland, Melancon, Reed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, Reed for now…

      • Grey's da man! says:
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        @Grey, what about same guys over the full season? who gets most saves?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Grey’s da man!, Reed… It’s completely unknown with saves… SAGNOF…

  59. Grey's da man! says:
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    Also also – can you rank
    V. wells, JD martinez, J Jay

    Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, JD, Jay…

  60. supra says:
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    Wright hurt… 3B is thinnnn… any chance we see red-hot Chisenhall soon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @supra, Hopefully… Not sure though… Would think so considering who they’re playing instead…

  61. Ronkonkoma says:
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    Im losing at bats this week because Phillips and Cain are hurting. I opted for arms instead of bench bats and I already used my 2 moves this week. For next week, I want to have atleast 1 bench bat… so what pitcher gets the axe?
    Latos, Gio, zimmermann, d.hudson, scherzer, anibal, Beckett, cueto, marcum, Sean Marshall, broxton, or minor?
    (10team H2H pts league; wins=4 pts, saves=3 pts, k=1 pt)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ronkonkoma, Minor

  62. mauledbypandas says:
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    trade Frank Frank (I have 5 closers) for Feliz?

    12 team with k/9
    I could use the K help for sure.

    gracias

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mauledbypandas, Sure

  63. Bill S. Preston, Esq. says:
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    Morse officially shut down for 6 weeks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bill S. Preston, Esq., Ouch

      • Niq Castro says:
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        @Grey, Bryce Harper Time?

    • Hawk says:
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      @Bill S. Preston, Esq.,

      He was a few days away from returning and now shut down for 6 weeks? AYFKM???

      Fake baseball makes me angry for real.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Hawk, HA!

        • Tony says:
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          @Grey, ya 6 weeks? wow, that aint good.

    • JoeC says:
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      @Bill S. Preston, Esq., Yeah, after the bad news the other day about him not being able to throw from the outfield, I expected something like this.

      My hope now is that he fully recovers and is able to return on June 1st and dominate. In the meantime, I haz a sad.

  64. ThE sHiT says:
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    @Grey: Thoughts on Saunders? Decent 5th OF over Reimold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ThE sHiT, Meh, he’s slightly better…

  65. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey, 1. Gamel or Gaby Sanchez? I own Sanchez but i doubt he will do much in that monster park in Miami. He has never been anything special to begin with but now i really think his stats will take a hit.
    2. What about Lind? Hold on to him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Moscowitz, Gamel…Hold…

  66. Wake Up says:
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    My Mom printed out today’s post and is now proudly displaying it on her fridge…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wake Up, Ha!

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey, The opening about Stanton is hilarious. I don’t want to read about you cooking his rabbits.

  67. Chunk says:
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    Trade my Stanton for his/her Grienke/Chapman? Or Grienke/D. Young? 7×7 espn 12 teams 200 starts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chunk, Greinke/Young sounds fair if you need SP…

  68. Quinn says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Am stuck now with both Howard and Morse in a 12 team mixed roto with 1 DL spot. Struggle along with both of them, or drop one. If so, which one?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Quinn, Drop Morse… Wait a day to make sure the news doesn’t change…

  69. Damon on the Cheap says:
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    Hey Grey,

    If Damon were signed by the Indians, what line would you give him?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Damon on the Cheap, Were? 10/10…

      • Damon on the Cheap says:
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        @Grey: I guess you feel he wont supplant Shelley Duncan. Ok, cool.

  70. Nuke LaDouche says:
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    McCutchen and Milone for Bruce and ARod. Which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nuke LaDouche, Bruce

  71. Steve (a different one) says:
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    Moustakas just became available – do I drop Youk for him?

  72. Goosta says:
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    @Grey

    I’ve been offered Brandon Beachy and Hardy for Josh Johnson and Kendrys Morales. Should I accept?

    Frankly, Beachy makes me want to accept because right now Josh Johnson looks like a sitting duck on the mound and Morales’s ceiling is like 290-20HR.

  73. Peons says:
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    Wish Ned would make the switch already. Gave up a hot David Murphy to pick up Holland, grr.

    Who’s the premier “the next big closer” on the market right now that isn’t currently the closer?

  74. Hi Grey — How much more patience should we have with Rasmus? I have him in a 14-team and 16-team league, and snarl when I see his name.

    In both leagues John Jay, Eric Thames, and David Murphy are all available, and LaHair is also available in the 14-teamer.

    Would you switch him for any of those? Or should I keep him on the bench for now and hold off on dropping him for now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Enrique, Thames…

      • @Grey, Wow … I thought for sure you’d urge a little more patience. I’ll drop him with glee.

        I was wrong about Thames being available in one of the leagues. If Thames is the best option of those I named, how’d you rank John Jay, Murphy, and LaHair after him? Are any of those guys worse options than Rasmus?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Enrique, I’d hold Rasmus w/out Thames…

          • @Grey, Grazie!

  75. cp says:
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    cargo had the best day and you don’t even mention him.. smh

  76. bats says:
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    Crisp, Fowler, D. Murphy, Joyce, De Aza, & JD Martinez available on waiver wire.

    Drop C. Lee or Gamel for any of them for U spot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bats, Joyce over Lee… Or De Aza if you need speed…

  77. ball says:
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    Hey Grey – 10 team al only…would you give H.Santiago for Ervin Santana?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ball, Sure

  78. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Danny Espinosa or Neil Walker?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Schmohawks Bob, Espinosa

  79. Simply Fred

    Simply Fred says:
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    trying to float Ike for the likes of Robertson/Clippard. No takers so far…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Simply Fred, Bit surprised by that…

      • Hawk says:
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        @Grey,

        1-21 starts at the plate will do that.

  80. ThE sHiT says:
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    @Grey: Have room for one more SP. Duffy, Zito, Delgado, Arrieta, and Drabek seem to be the best available. Who is the best grab for K’s? Who is the best overall?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ThE sHiT, Duffy… Delgado…

      • ThE sHiT says:
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        @Grey, Now I’m torn. My staff is Gallardo, Latos, Anibal, Morrow, Minor, Peavy, Niese. I have Guerra and Johnson for saves, with Peralta also. I just saw Rauch is available, do i grab him or an SP for this team?

      • ThE sHiT says:
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        @Grey, This is for the RCL btw…thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @ThE sHiT, None of them… You have too much risk/upside… Can grab Duffy, but bench him.

          • ThE sHiT says:
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            @Grey, For my other league, Hill or Espinosa for 2B?

  81. Niq Castro says:
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    Any new thoughts on Alcides? Not an inspiring start (yet?).

    At this point I’d be overjoyed to see a walk and a stolen base in the same game, or a smoke and a pancake.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Niq Castro, Ha! I don’t have new thoughts about him… Need another week or so of patience in most leagues…

  82. moses says:
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    Grey, what about gettting Weaver/Laroche, giving up CJ Wilson/Kendrick. Worth the upgrade from CJ to Weaver?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @moses, Nope

  83. Ishrogh says:
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    I’m not using Mark Reynolds, but have been holding him on the bench in the event my 3B A-Rod implodes. Now Cozart is available. Would you pick him up for pop in the Util position. I already have Reyes at SS. Thanks again

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ishrogh, Cozart over Reynolds? Nah…

  84. D-backsSwing says:
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    @Grey…..5×5 mixed roto, standard 23 man rosters, I’m scrambling to fill my corners with my D Wright going down (as it stands, I’m replacing Wright with A Lind at 1B, and moving Pablo to 3B, have Morneau at CM). I have 5 good outfielders (McCutchen, Jennings, Maybin, Hart, Ethier), 6 good starting pitchers (Strasburg, Garza, Latios, J Zimmerman, Luebke, Anibal). I’ve been offered Zimmerman or B Lawrie for my Latos and Ethier. Although I like Ethier’s bounce back potential, any reason I shouldnt accept? If I accept, who you prefer, Zimm or Lawrie?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @D-backsSwing, Zimmerman…

  85. Phil Brickma says:
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    Kind of an ambiguous question, but why doesn’t JD Martinez get more pub? I couldn’t believe his minor league numbers when I pulled them up today. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phil Brickma, Bad agent? I don’t know… Astros don’t inspire much excitement…

  86. schlitzy says:
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    14 team keeper league with a 2 man bench – when do you think is an ideal time to snatch up Bryce Harper (I am tempted now). Joel Peralta would be the dropee.

    • ThE sHiT says:
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      @schlitzy, ASAP

  87. KeeblerMN says:
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    Not sure if you saw it or not, but that Bourjos homer was an in the park one. I was at the game and he FLEW around the bases.. 14 seconds total I’m told… the funny thing was the guy I was with is in my league and has Bourjos on his squad and after his first AB where he looked terrible and flailed against Carl Freaking Pavano he said “If he doesn’t do something in this AB, I’m dropping him.” Yeah, he didn’t drop him.

    • Niq Castro says:
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      @KeeblerMN, Ha! Bourjos delivers! More threats may propel his career. (Just saw the video – Dude is crazy fast around the bases)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @KeeblerMN, Yeah, he’s insanely fast…

  88. jeffjam says:
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    Belt again out of the lineup, he is yet again shackled by Bruce Bochy’s giant head. I had such fucking hopes for us.

    • Phil Brickma says:
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      @jeffjam, Nice McNulty reference!

      • jeffjam says:
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        @Phil Brickma,
        Oh, indeed…hehe

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jeffjam, HA!

  89. Wilsonian says:
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    Just wondering some opinions from Grey and the Razzball faithful. This is my staff in my 8 Team H2H League after a couple recent moves:

    SP – Doc
    SP – Lester
    SP – MadBum
    RP – Marmol
    RP – Hanrahan
    P – Marshall
    P – Balfour
    P – Chapman
    BN – Scherzer
    BN – Luebke
    BN – Hellickson
    BN – Sale
    DL – Storen

    I could pick up Volquez tomorrow. There’s something about him this year and I really like him. Would anyone drop Chapman for him to round out the lineup? I kind of like the way it looks now as an overall rotation, but Volquez is tempting.

    Stats: W, L, SV, Ks, ERA, Whip, Ks/9

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, Sure, grab him…

  90. bean says:
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    Is it time to start poaching Lincecum owners…….have they officially walked out to the ledge?

    Lincecum, C. Gonzalez, Cozart for Stanton and pitcher to be named?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bean, I’d take Lincecum for the right price…

  91. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    In AL only league, Shelly Duncan, Travis Hafner or Damon when he gets added to the roster?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Schmohawks Bob, Blech… Duncan…

      • Schmohawks Bob says:
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        @Grey, I know! It’s an AL only league. It’s the price I paid for having both Adrian Gonzalez AND Miguel Cabrera.

  92. Niq Castro says:
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    To add some pitching depth: Jeff Samardzija, Jake Peavy, Henderson Alvarez, Danny Duffy. How do you rank em?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Niq Castro, Peavy, Samardzija…

      • Niq Castro says:
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        @Grey, thx. then maybe duffy or alvarez can play SS for me rather than alcides!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Niq Castro, Ha!

  93. bobbo says:
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    That’s it, Liriano is gone. I should have listened to Grey and Rudy from the start. Goddamnit.

    • Schmohawks Bob says:
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      @bobbo, I’m feeling your pain.

      • bobbo says:
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        @Schmohawks Bob, I felt the pain for the past two years. I don’t know why I do it to myself. He goddamn GHB’ed me in Spring Training.

    • BobbyVCard says:
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      @bobbo, any chance your name is an O&A reference?

    • Tony says:
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      @bobbo, so glad i benched him today in my 2 leagues where i own him, dropping him for anything once I get home.

      what a BUM.

      • Tony says:
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        @Tony, whats best is the 2, 3, 4 hitters haven’t done anything to him. It’s been the bottom of the line up. God at least if it was Pujols you’d say “ok that was the best baseball player on earth” but now I just say wow, DONE

        • bobbo says:
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          @Tony, Having owned him far too many times for far too long you realize that it’s always the crappy part of the order, and always singles! I just don’t understand it. I thought this spring showed that he wasn’t pitching to contact anymore but I guess I was fooled.

  94. BobbyVCard says:
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    I’m looking for an upgrade over Rasmus. Furcal is available. Do I make that move?

    This is for a RCL league. Rasmus is my 6th OF. I currently have Kendrick at 2B/SS. Having Furcal to play 2B/SS would free up Kendrick to play OF if necessary.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BobbyVCard, I’d hold for now…

  95. #1contenda says:
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    grey man,
    who you like in a keeper league? bautista or stanton?

    baut is a lil older. stanton young n hobble this year

    respeckt.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @#1contenda, Stanton

  96. FD says:
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    12 team h2h mixed, please rank?

    Cain/LaHair/Reimold/Revere

    Danks/Milone/Nicasio

    Russel Martin or Ryan Doumit?

    Ty brotha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @FD, Cain, LaHair…Nicasio, Milone… Doumit

  97. letsgobravos says:
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    So far so good for Gio…4IP, 3k, 0ERs, .25 WHIP. That’s more like it. (hope I’m not jinxing him, knock on wood etc.)

  98. nyydj2 says:
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    Last year Leeryano suckered me into picking him up like a half dozen times, finally I gave up on him. This year he got me again with the positive spring and the cheap late pick price. When he struck out the side in the first inning of his start last week, I was STOKED!! I dropped him in the fourth inning while he was still on the mound and I will NEVER again look back. Screw you Fransucko.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @nyydj2, Ha

  99. schlitzy says:
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    Nat Gio’s curve looking nasty today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @schlitzy, Yup

  100. Bill Lumbergh says:
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    Grey, think I should trade my D. Hudon & J-Upton for his Lincecum & Alex Gordon? 12 team keeper league – season long roto. Thanks for the take!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bill Lumbergh, No

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @letsgobravos, I think that’s the most extreme reaction to Berkman I’ve seen outside of his comments on the blog.

      • letsgobravos says:
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        @Grey, Yeah, hopefully its not as serious as nbc is saying. Still, with a guy his age, I hate to see him with any kind of injury this early in the year. Shit could linger for a while even after he is able to get back in the lineup.

      • JoeC says:
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        @Grey,
        Do we need a glossary term to describe an older player who tries to do too much and ends up hurting himself? Akin to a “weekend warrior” or something like that (or La-Z-Boy gymnast!).

        I too was a bit aghast at Berkman’s unnecessary hustle, though I don’t own him anywhere (exactly b/c he’s prone to injuries such as this). When he stood up from leggin’ out that triple, he looked white as a sheet… dude was completely gassed. I was thinkin’ they were gonna wheel out the oxygen tank for him!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @JoeC, Not a bad idea for an area… I’ll ask Rudy what he thinks…

  101. mhfella says:
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    Okay, Beltre and Alex Avila have each given me a SB today. I’m going to go out and buy a lottery ticket.

    • letsgobravos says:
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      @mhfella, Ha…yeah I saw I had a new SB and I went to look at my roster and I did a double take when I saw it was Beltre. Pleasantly surprised with that one. Looked at the game summary and it was a hit and run…the batter struck out on the same pitch Beltre swiped 2nd.

  102. royce! says:
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    Huff is 9 for 23 with 3 HR lifetime against Moyer, so of course today Bochy sits him. Thanks for boching up my stream! I should get the freaking EPA involved in this shizz.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @royce!, So effin’ annoying… He was my streamer today…

    • VinWins

      VinWins says:
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      @royce!, Trade Verlander for some real offense!

      • royce! says:
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        @VinWins, Imaginary Giants Fan: “AUBREY HUFF IS REAL OFFENSE!”

        Seriously, that’s a great idea. Been throwing around some non-Verlander offers and drummed up any interest. But I will not be deterred!

  103. TheNewGuy says:
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    Gio baby! Kids dealing in his Nats debut- staggering thing is 0 walks too.

    In other news, Liriano stinks. Ashamed at myself for thinking a turnaround was even possible.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Yup and yup…

  104. Steve says:
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    Why hello Mr Mauer. How nice to see you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Ha… About time…

  105. TualatinTwoStep says:
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    Grey with this roster in a 12 team keeper:

    C Posey, Ramos
    1B Fielder
    2B R Weeks, A Hill, D Espinosa
    SS D Gordon
    3B HanRam
    OF Stanton, Crawford, Bourjos, Cain, Boesch, Thames, Soriano
    SP Greinke, MadBum, D Hudson, B Morrow
    RP Beard, Storen, Marshall, J Johnson, Broxton, H Rodriguez, D Robertson

    Im hating it on BA and I feel like I have speed to burn, would a HanRam for Panda and Ichiro or HanRam for Panda and one of Beachy or Henderson Alvarez help me out? People are super K happy in this league so I will be dumping Soriano for Milone to help my SP ratios, if that plays into your opinion at all…..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TualatinTwoStep, Don’t trade Hanley for lesser players… Trade Gordon…

      • TualatinTwoStep says:
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        @Grey, who might be a good OF or 3B to target in a trade involving Gordon if I want to improve my BA? The Panda owner wants none of Dee.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @TualatinTwoStep, Can try and trade Crawford for Ichiro…

  106. slew says:
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    Moyer is really bringing the heat today! 77mph

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @slew, Ha!

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @slew, he hit Brett Pill, too…I’m wondering if it even left a mark.

  107. Wilsonian says:
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    Really wish Latos would give up a couple more so I can try to con his owner into a trade.

  108. nyydj2 says:
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    Last night I was totally convinced to bench MadBum today, this morning I thought “dammit, he’s a top 20 starter and one of my aces”. So let the game of Russian Roulette in Colorado begin. What did you do Grey?

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @nyydj2, I did the same thing. And he’s throwing against Moyer. I’m really hoping the gun doesn’t blow up in my face.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @nyydj2, I started him… I start my aces…

  109. zimbabwe mon says:
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    who u think loses his closer job first?

  110. Wilsonian says:
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    The ’27 Cubbies are roughing up Mr. Grienke…

  111. schlitzy says:
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    Lidge is about to blow Gio’s gem.

    • schlitzy says:
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      @schlitzy, Blown

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @schlitzy, Dammit!

        • schlitzy says:
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          @Grey, and Derosa grounds into the DP with the bases loaded, so can’t even steal the win with Lidge after he blew my save.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            @schlitzy, I know, very frustrating…

  112. L-Boogie says:
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    Any other Gio owners poopin in their pants right now?

    • B.o.B says:
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      @L-Boogie, already changed my undies

  113. TheNewGuy says:
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    Damnit…Lidge blows it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Blech

      • B.o.B says:
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        @Grey, this a good sign for H Krod owners, such as myself?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @B.o.B, Can’t hurt…

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @Grey, Gio so deserved that win…dang.

        • B.o.B says:
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          @TheNewGuy, at least Lidge didn’t get the BS W (see what I did there?)

          • Griff says:
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            @B.o.B, Nice

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            @B.o.B, No, I had him… Would’ve liked that….

  114. RichC says:
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    Only solace in Lidge swiping the W from Gio,
    is I have Henry R. waiting for Lidge to crap the bed
    bad enough for Davey J to change closers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RichC, Is that a haiku?

      • B.o.B says:
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        @Grey, haha!

  115. Griff says:
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    Greinke, I own you everywhere. You can’t do this to me.

    Anyone watch the game? WTF happened? 7 singles and 2 doubles…were they line drives or bleeders?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Griff, Lots of falling of crap singles… Nothing to worry about…

  116. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    the cubs destroyed Greinke today,without a hr too

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AL KOHOLIC, Yeah, bunch of cheap singles…

      • AL KOHOLIC says:
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        @Grey, cool,i need him this year

  117. TheNewGuy says:
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    And there was me scared off Mad Bums start today…Rocks no hit so far.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Wow, you jinxed that almost instantaneously.

      • Tony says:
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        @Grey, never speak of a no-no

      • Chunk says:
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        @Grey, I texted my brother to put the game on right when it happened. Good to know it wasn’t me who jinxed him!

  118. Bizarro says:
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    Sigh — Bumgarner on the bench… But I suppose I’m happy. It’s the third best alternative:

    1. Pitches great on active roster
    2. Pitches well on bench
    3. Pitches phenomenally well on bench
    4. Gets shelled on bench
    5. Gets shelled on active roster

    • Bizarro says:
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      @Bizarro, Ok, 1 hit, how about 3 more with a dinger for Cargo to achieve outcome #2.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like that list, may use it…

  119. Steve says:
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    Didn’t realise that Mad-Bum had grown a rubber arm in the off-season…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Ridiculous…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, The Beard is probably going to f*** it all up anyway.

        Seriously, Romo is one the most reliable relievers in baseball. Use him! (which they did, eventually).

        Is it because they want to ‘let the kid finish’? Such bullshit.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hope I get at least one win from 3 solid starts…

  120. nyydj2 says:
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    Oh nooooooo. the dreaded “bullpen is on to protect my starter’s great game” scenario. I’ve seen this scene before, thank you. Like 8 times this year without success, just on my teams.

    OOOOPS! just about to hit submit and noticed I did not have a space after bullpen, talk about a closer……

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @nyydj2, I know, right…

  121. Steve says:
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    Yo – Carlos. Mauer got me a home run already today. Don’t need one here.

  122. Wilsonian says:
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    Ichiro, Maybin, Bourjos, Melky, Markakis, Lind, Moose for UTIL?

    H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Wilsonian, This is just on the short term…hoping I get a BJ soon…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, Is there a question?

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, Yeah, any preference there?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, Markakis seems to be hitting right now…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, yeah…I’ve got Boneface and Pena in at UTIL and Ichiro on the pine. I’m just not enamored with him. He does nothing but get a few hits here, maybe steal a bag there.

  123. RichC says:
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    Afternoon bases haven’t treated me so well today.
    2/19 at the plate, no runs or rbi’s, and 1 sb.
    Gio pitches well enough to get the win, but Lidge soils the sheets.
    I then decide to sit MadBum and lose out on another pitching gem
    that SHOULD result in a “W”. Unless BWilson soils his sheets.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RichC, You should change your username to Rich Stanza.

      • letsgobravos says:
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        @Grey, lmao…well played.

      • RichC says:
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        @Grey, “The sea was angry that day, my friends – like an old man trying to send back soup in a deli….”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @RichC, HA!

  124. Steve says:
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    *Exhales*

    • nyydj2 says:
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      @Steve, me2

    • peter says:
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      @Steve, Ugh, doesn’t it kinda look like we lost another closer?

      • Steve says:
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        @peter, Don’t own him but you talking about Wilson?

        • peter says:
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          @Steve, Yeah, Wilson. The trainer and Bochy’s head came out at one point, too.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            @peter, Yeah, didn’t look good…

  125. letsgobravos says:
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    Damn, thought the Giants were going to blow my second great start of the day. I’m afraid the fucking Gnats BP is going to be constant source of frustration for NatGio subscribers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @letsgobravos, Ha!

  126. moses says:
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    Which side

    Ellsbury/Matt Harrison or Stanton/Moore

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @moses, Stanton

  127. B.o.B says:
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    Lincecum’s ERA nearing the price of an ounce of marijuana!

    • nyydj2 says:
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      @B.o.B, I stated yesterday that he needs to give up with the bath salts and Caesar salads and get back to the bong and the Big Macs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @B.o.B, Ha!

  128. jerky says:
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    Latos for heyward 10 team standard mix…what do u think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jerky, Latos

  129. Sawx10 says:
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    Is it just me or does the Razzball podcast theme song sound like its being sung by one of my all time favorite bands: The Beets??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sawx10, I don’t know the Beets… Band that sings the song is Symphony of Nine…

      • Sawx10 says:
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        @Grey,

        The Beets..a band from the 90s nickelodeon show Doug. Some stand out songs: “I need more allowance” and “killer tofu.”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          OH! The killer tofu song, I actually have heard of them… Yeah, I see what you mean now…

  130. Dominic says:
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    What do you think, should I drop Espinosa and grab Trout and stash him on my bench. I am pretty set at 2B with Kinsler, Kendrick and the injured Utley… Who do you think will have a better overall season?

    • Dominic says:
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      @Dominic, or what about J.D. Martinez for that matter…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dominic, Stashing Trout is a waste of time at this point…

  131. Howard says:
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    @Grey Would you drop Rasmus for Schaefer? Zimmermania?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Howard, I’d hate to already… Barely a week in…

  132. DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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    Reasons to be patient early in the season:

    Two good games from Bourjos bumps him up to about .300, 1 HR, 1 SB and 6 RBIs. Not bad for a 4/5 outfielder at all.

    I am really upset with your ranking of that bum Justin Upton. Should I drop for Xavier Nady?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DonSlaughtOnslaught, Yup

  133. Steve says:
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    Phillies need to give this clown Buehrle a clobbering.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I got past all my SPs today… I’m ready for some scoring!

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Garza and Mad-Bum in the RCL for me today (smiley face).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Steve, Nice! I had Latos, Gio and Bum all going… Of course, Capps and Lidge did what they could to ruin those starts…

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey, I have Mad-Bum in my H2H league too. Have just crept ahead in ERA and WHIP.

            Hoping Bass doesn’t go and screw it all up. Almost thinking about sitting him…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              @Steve, I would if it’s close…

              • Steve says:
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                @Grey, OK –

                I’m up in ERA 2.43-3.12. Up in WHIP 1.21-1.23. Down 1-3 in Wins and 19-29 in Ks.

                I have 5 guys going tomorrow and he has maybe 2.

                Start Bass or tag and release?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  @Steve, I wouldn’t start him there…

                  • Steve says:
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                    @Grey, Make any difference to know I’m leading all the hitting cats (though R, HR and SB aare all close) for an overall lead of 9-3?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      @Steve, You really seem like you wanna start him, I don’t wanna stand in your way, but I’d bench him if I were close in pitching…

                    • Steve says:
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                      @Grey, Heh – it seems that way, doesn’t it? Nah – I’ve benched him. My opponent just grabbed the Wolfman to start tomorrow so he’ll prob have 2 going to my 5, but Bass is just too unproven.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, not worth the agita…

                    • Steve says:
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                      @Grey, Reverse jinx perhaps?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Maybe, but still not worth it…

                    • Steve says:
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                      @Grey, Def agree. Kinda want to see the D-backs score off him now though (emoticon)

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, of course…

                    • Steve says:
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                      @Grey, And… he’s gone with two on and one out in the 5th. Good call, your Greyness.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      And there ya go…

                    • Steve says:
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                      @Grey, And with Kennedy coming up to bat too…

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, Thank-you, Flyin’ Hawaiian.

      • Steve says:
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        @Steve, And you, Wiggy.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Steve, You own Wiggy?

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey, Don’t be silly. My opponent started Buehrle.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ah…Gotcha…

  134. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    I’d ask if you watched S1W, but what’s there to talk about? Only thing interesting to me is that, out of the six remaining women, only one of them is unattractive. Chelsea, Christina, and Kat are all attractive, and then Kim and Alicia would be decent for the chiseled body crowd (not my style) and the cushion for pushin’ crowd respectively… just have to tell ‘em you’re kinky and put a pillowcase over their heads (I know a guy who did that, no joke).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Awesomus Maximus, I’ll be honest, I had no idea who the other girl was without Googling it… Yeah, agreed with your list, except Alicia is a bad person and so unattractive because of that… One interesting thing for me… Besides (was his name Sean?) from the first season, has there every been someone who didn’t know which way the vote was going as bad as Leif? I swear, he just votes with no idea which way anyone is going… I did kinda want to throw something throw the TV last night when Jay was like, “Hey, Kim, here’s what Troyzan is plotting…” What a moron.

      • Awesomus Maximus

        Awesomus Maximus says:
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        @Grey, Oh, Alicia is a horrid troll of a human. Naomi Campbell, I can look past what a disgusting person she is. Alicia doesn’t have the goods to pull it off. A desert island with a pillowcase, though… Cust kayin’.

        Pretty boy doesn’t have a brain in his head. He’ll be one of those jury members that needs production to write a question for him to ask.

        I’m done with Peralta, dropped for a spot start from Ibanez. You still think he gets any save opps this month after tonight?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope re: Peralta; the scariest thing is Alicia is a special needs teacher… It’s almost like that’s an inside joke…

          • Awesomus Maximus

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            @Grey, My wife is a psychologist at a facility that only takes in the worst of the worst… people with developmental disabilities, mostly autism, but things from all over the spectrum pop up. Anyway, you’d be surprise at the level of human that works there and can technically call themselves a special needs/education teacher. Most are great people, but there is a small percentage who are as bad or worse people than Alicia.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Wow, kinda scary…

  135. letsgobravos says:
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    Is anyone else as sick of the “baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and chevy” commercials as I am? Is that supposed to be some sort of song that people actually sign IRL? Also, the way the players mumble it is really annoying. Prince looks like he’s about to bust out laughing the whole time, I can’t imagine how many takes it took to get him to get through the whole thing with a straight face.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @letsgobravos, What you just said is sacrilegious in Detroit.

  136. letsgobravos says:
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    Goddddd damnittttt….Pence just misses a homer and Rollins botches a chance to score when Infante over throws the cut off man. Could have used that RBI.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wouldn’t have minded that either…

  137. greyrocks says:
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    Do you start Daniel Hudson, Juan Nicasio, or both tomorrow? At Coors.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Both…

  138. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    The Mets say David Wright has been cleared to play by a hand specialist who examined the third baseman’s broken right pinkie.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @VinWins, I think what was said is he could play if he’s not in pain…

  139. tHe sHiT says:
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    @Grey: I had Bum, Gio and Latos going today. Except for Lidge messing up the Gio W, this was the best case scenario. Glad to see your picks redeeming themselves nicely.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @tHe sHiT, Yeah, was a good day… And no AK…

      • letsgobravos says:
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        @Grey, …plus nobody I know got killed in south central L.A.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @letsgobravos, Hehe

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Get a beep from Kim?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Steve, Kim K?

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey, No – the Kim in ‘It Was A Good Day’…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              @Steve, Ah… His boo… Gotcha…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, I messed around and got a triple double…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Wilsonian, And no po-po…

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Grey, Hard to believe we’re talking about the same rapper who now argues with bottles of Coors Light about who’s colder…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              It’s a shame isn’t it? Not a shame, a product… Wait, that’s Naughty by Nature…

              • Wilsonian says:
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                @Grey, Ha! Speaking of them…isn’t Treach doing a stint in the ‘pen these days?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Wow, really? Hadn’t heard that…

  140. whampwhamp says:
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    Would you do Jon Lester and Bourjous for Jay Bruce and Anibal?

    Weiters,Prince,Kipnis,Cozart,Wright,Kemp,Gardner,Bourjous,Lind
    Bench: Aybar
    DL:Morse

    SP:Lester, Gallardo, Morrow,Marcum,Chacin,Peavy,Nolasco,Zambrano,Aroldis Chapman, Sean Marshall and Heath Bell

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @whampwhamp, Yup

  141. nick m. says:
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    16 team H2H points – Need to put Cain on the DL but I was stashing a couple guys… Who do I drop: Grady Sizemore, V-Mart, Brett Anderson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @nick m., V-Mart

  142. Joel says:
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    Grey: i’ve been offered Rickie weeks for kendrick and sherzer. Other pitchers are Lee, Bumg, darvish, Danks, norris and lynn. 6×6 h2h, with ops as 6th. For some reason, i feel like rollin the dice on weeks, who’s lookin great this year…talk me down? or should I roll the dice on Rickie?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joel, Not good…

  143. letsgobravos says:
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    Shit Giancarlo Mikey Cruz Felipe Pedro Juan Pablo Stanton….freaking Ks looking on a pitch he could hit with 2 on, 2 out in the top of the 8th.

  144. nick m. says:
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    Drop Liriano or Niemann for Duffy or Henry Rodriguez? Or both for both?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Both

  145. Jon says:
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    @Grey, do you trust Lilly fresh off the DL Saturday night, or wait and see how his first start goes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon, I’d wait a game on him…

  146. Chunk says:
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    If Ted Lilly were a rapper would his name be Lil Lilly?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! Maybe Ted Lil’…

  147. MrHappyTime says:
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    Would you start Samardzija tomm against the mighty cards?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup…

  148. The Talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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    super deep nl only league

    pick 2 ;
    kirk nieuwenhuis, ryan ludwick, kyle blanks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ludwick, Nieuwenhuis…

  149. AnotherFalstaff says:
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    @Grey – Got Ike and Goldschmidt (platooning with Overbay) for UT in a 12-team H2H points league. Drop one for Bourjos? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold…

  150. Chunk says:
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    Hope Cashner pitches tonight. Soo fun to watch. He’s like the redneck Aroldis Chapman.

    Bass hasn’t looked bad… is he sticking around in the rotation you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he’s not going anywhere with Stauffer and Moseley down…

  151. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    I’ve got 5 wonky closers, including Huson Street. Would you trade Street for Alex Gordon?

    • Chunk says:
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      @Schmohawks Bob, Probably

      • Chunk says:
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        @Chunk, Then again, this guy traded Betancourt for Belt a week ago, so there’s that….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would…

  152. Wilsonian says:
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    To pick up Volquez in the AM I’ve gotta lose one of these guys. They fill 2B, 2 UTIL, and a bench spot: the Infant, Pena, Boneface, Ichiro. I’ve got Phillips but I’m not sure when he’s playing again. I thought it was an easy choice with the Infant, but now I’m not sure. Who you losing?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Infante

  153. Steve says:
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    OK – time for a new thread. As I mentioned above, I have 5 guys going tomorrow:

    Hudson @ COL
    J-Zimm v CIN
    The Peav v DET
    Nolasco v HOU
    Hochevar v CLE

    They’re all pretty reasonable H2H starts, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, is this 12 team? They’re okay, not exactly terrific…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Yeah. We do only have 10 add-drops allowed per week, so a lot of starting pitching gets drafted and held, so there’s never a huge amount on the wire.

        Oh well. What do you think of Noesi and Beavan at home to the A’s on Saturday and Sunday?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not crazy about those options… Let’s see how tomorrow goes first…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, For example, Lowe @ KC, Colon @ SEA, Harang v SD and McDonald @ SF are the best of what’s left for tomorrow.

  154. ruah says:
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    Take any of these wire guys over Raburn? Wasnt a huge fan but he was there late in a couple leagues and thought a cheap source of MI power.

    Ibanez, Schierholtz, Nieuwenhuis, Aviles, Andino, Guzman, McGehee, Damon, Hafner…

    or hold?

  155. Fenst says:
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    quality one-liner w/ the Myers joke.

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