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Before we get into today’s Buy/Sell, I want to clear something up.  Last week someone commented that my Buy/Sell post only had Buy guys in it for very deep leagues.  This is sorta true.  With only a little over a month left of the season, just about every league’s trade deadline has past.  So I could tell you to buy Manny Ramirez, but how are you going to do that?  I do believe in the last month of the season, there’s something else you should be doing.  Or actually not doing.  You should no longer be waiting around for production.  Jermaine Dye‘s put up fine stats this year.  You guys going to get a room in October and talk about his great May?  If Rajai Davis is on your waivers and you need steals and don’t need power, forget Dye’s previous production and go for the here and now.  You’re up against the clock, fantasy baseballers (<–my Mom’s term).  You only have so much time to make this shizz happen.  If it’s going to happen.  This is more or less for one year leagues.  In keepers, you need to be prudent about who you can drop.  Oh, and bee-tee-dubya, Jermaine Dye was dropped to fifth in the order and has one homer in the past month while batting .187.  Cut the umbilical, doode.  You guys are done.  Anyway, here’s some more players to buy or sell for this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Jack CustWait, I know a better title for this post, “How To Bore The Crap Out Of Your Readers With Boring Ass Names?” Random italicized voice, you seem like you have a bit of a chip on your shoulders.  No, not at all. Oh, okay.  So Cust may be boring, but when do I tell you to pick up Cust?  Maybe twice a year?  This is one of those times.  (Sidenote:  When I was seven years old, I kept bugging my grandparents to take me to see the hookers in New York because I wanted to see if they really had hooks.  So we go down a street in pre-Giuliani New York filled with prostitutes.  Of course, my grandparents, being the first generation of ridiculous — me being the 3rd, pull up to a prostitute to ask her to show me her hook.  As soon as the window goes down, the prostitute says to my grandfather regarding my grandmother, “Dump the b**ch and make the switch.” Ah, yes, memories.)  To tie it back in, dump Dye and switch to Cust.

Julio Borbon/Chris DavisHank Blalock’s loss is Chris Davis and Julio Borbon’s gain.  For Borbon, SAGNOF!  For Davis, pray for less Ks and more power.

Jonathan Sanchez – If you throw out May and June when Sanchez was dirty, and only count the other months when he was filthy, he has a sub-3 ERA.

Scott Podsednik – Never been a big fan of Podsednik’s (though his wife is hot as dog balls), but he’s been terrific just about the whole season.  He’s giving you a poor man’s Victorino right now.  I will call you Feign Victorino.

John Smoltz – Wasn’t that long ago I was pretty down on Smoltz.  Hey, it’s a fantasy baseball ‘pert’s prerogative to change his mind.  Smoltz has a real nice schedule ahead and supposedly Carpenter spotted how he was tipping his pitches.

Leo Nunez – He’s been getting saves for 2 months now.  He’s owned in only 19% of ESPN leagues.  Finally, we figure out how many ESPN leagues have been abandoned.

Eric Young Jr. – SAGNOF!

Tim Hudson – Will return on Monday.  I went over him in this morning’s post.  Go ahead and scroll down.  I’ll wait.  *taps finger, sips water, burps*  Hey, there you are!  Okay, now lower your eyes to the next line.  Lower… Lower… You’re still reading this line.

J.P. Wheelerfour – The Rays have very little room for error.  If Howell continues to blow games, someone will be called in to replace him.  Unfortunately, it’s not clear cut who that somebody will be.

Ryan Roberts – Besides sounding like someone who got their start in the talkies, Roberts has been on fire recently.  Batting near .450 in the last week.

Michael Aubrey – Those Orioles always needing an Aubrey!  Michael Aubrey’s been diddling himself for years in the minors, but the Orioles are giving him time vs. righties.  I wouldn’t pick him up in mixed leagues, but in AL-Only leagues I’d take a flier.

Brandon AllenBrandon Allen’s giving you his guarantee or your money back!!!  I like Allen better than Aubrey by a lot, but I’m still not crazy for him in mixed leagues.  I also went over him in the September call ups post-a-ma-whoosies.

SELL

Johan Santana – If he’s still owned in your league, your league has an absentee owner.  Send that absentee owner an email telling them they suck.

Charlie Haeger – I hate knuckleballers.  The pitch is too unpredictable for even the pitcher.  At any moment, he could give you a roofie shellacking.  So I won’t own Haeger. But he does have a decent matchup next.  If you have room for risk, do what you do.

Chipper Jones – 420 at-bats.  What is the type of at-bats Adam Jones has right after smoking a bowl? No, good guess though.  It’s the over/under for Chipper this year.  He’s at 381.  So do you think he can hit 15 homers in the next 40 ABs that he’ll spread out over the course of a month?  Or do you think you can find someone more valuable on waivers?  This has a lot to do with your league, but Chipper’s struggling with a wrist injury and could be on the DL by September 15th.  So it might be time to lose the glass Chipper in ten team leagues.

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  1. Tony says:
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    grey commenting from the last post:

    i doubt HILL is around in the 7th round in most drafts next year, that would have to be a league of 8 tards for that to happen….

    i see him going in the 4th round to the late 5th at the latest….

    me and my one buddy had a talk to, would you rather have miggy or utley in a total redraft next year knowing you could keep that player for 3 years? I love the 2B eligibility, but the .330 average is hard to pass up, but miggy doesn’t steal, IDK….

  2. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    was looking to add power before the trade deadline ,but had to decline deals involving dye,his long slump scared me off and im really lucky i didnt,but this manny no power deal is stinking itself,no juice no pop?

  3. Paulie Allnuts

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    @AL KOHOLIC: Last year, at about this time, Manny was #1 in Yahoo for the last month. This year, he is approximately #790. If not the juice, what’s the excuse?

  4. Paulie Allnuts

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    In regards to Hudson, Kawakami will likely be losing his job as a starter, for all of you who still own him.

  5. With a 2 fo’5 evening, Stephen Drew avoided an extreme case of Ticker Tease, but did give us a more than mild rash as he recorded 1 Rbi & 0 Runs as the D-Backs recorded 11. You know most things Grey, do you think that his child will be born while DBacks are Home so that he doesn’t miss any more time, and maybe relax & recall what it’s like to be productive? Or can we expect three friggin’ days off as he straps on a male nursing apparatus? OR, are any of Kendrick, Guzman, Stewart, Aybar, Nix, Ellis, or Everth C. better options going forward?

    & one quickie off the latest post…would you recommend dumpin’ any of Davis, Burrell, CarGo, or Adam Jones to switch to Cust? Thanks Grey…great stuff.

  6. Steve says:
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    What’s the deal with Jake Fox? I thought he was playing every day.
    At least he was when I picked him up in the RCL.

  7. Matt Sorrento says:
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    Drop Chipper if I have Lowell in a 12 team league?

  8. Telemachus says:
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    please rank for ROS: Ryan Roberts, Tejada, Furcal

  9. Telemachus says:
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    @Steve: Seriously, Cubs management is killing me. Why can’t they rotate one starter on the bench every day so Fox can play 4/5 times a week?

  10. SamYo says:
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    Is it time to drop Alexei ?

  11. big o says:
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    @ Grey :
    hardy-har-har .
    that is too funny .
    sounds like gramps was a hot shit .
    i can only imagine grammy rolling her eyes at some of the things he did .
    thanks for sharing .

    p.s. hope you end up with a girl like that ….. grammy was long-term keeper stuff .

  12. …maybe fellow DBack R.Roberts of Daddy Drew?

  13. FOR Daddy Drew, sorry (long week).

  14. JDub says:
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    Just picked up Matsui ’cause he’s been hot like the rest of the Yankees, but is Chris Davis a better option for the rest of the way?

  15. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Tony: I’m not sure if Hill will make it to around 70th pick, but that’s where I’d like him at. Depends how well people think he can repeat. Think the jury’s still out on that, though people are starting to think he is for real.

    @AL KOHOLIC: Yeah, not sure what’s up. Might need some estrogen pills.

    @zombie: Probably will miss a few days. I’d go with Aybar. I’d lose CarGo for Cust if you need power, but it sounds like Burrell should handle that.

    @Matt Sorrento: Go for it.

    @Telemachus: Roberts, Tejada…

    @SamYo: Go for it if there’s better options. No need to wait around for production at this point.

    @big o: Ha!

    @zombie: Aybar

    @JDub: I’d go Matsui, unless you need Davis’s eligibility but it doesn’t sound like you do.

  16. Razzin says:
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    Util spot 2day: Grandy, ManRam (stop teasin me), or my blind 3 legged dog?

  17. bob walk says:
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    JP Wheelerfour? I can’t find him in my league. Has he been in the minors the whole time? Is that an Irish last name? Speaking of the Rays. Iwamura is coming back next week. What does this do to Ben Zobrist’s value? It shouldn’t effect it, but Crazy Joe had been starting the Gabe’s in front of Zobrist before the Iwamura injury. Does Iwamura assume 2B duties and Zobrist moves to the OF? Or does Iwamura, whose stats were never that good anyway, become a bench player?

  18. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @bob walk: Ha! Iwamura pushes Zobrist to the outfield.

  19. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @SamYo: Wow is right. Thanks for the heads up!

  20. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @SamYo: Oh, it’s already fallen through.

  21. Telemachus says:
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    Twins are going all in…The fact that they got Mahay and Rauch leads me to think they will try hard to complete their waiver claim with the Cubs for Harden too…

  22. big o says:
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    so , i finally dropped the riot for coghlan .
    am feeling some separation anxiety , but ,
    there’s such an aura of disruption and confusion surrounding the entire cubs’ organization .
    i will miss the comfort of my schmohawk security blanket ,
    and i wish him well .

  23. SamYo says:
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    @Grey: They’re saying that the deal is done. Lets wait and see. So if the trade does happen, Wade Davis ?

  24. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @big o: Was overdue.

    @SamYo: Davis might get the call, Sonnanstine’s still due back too.

  25. OMG Max Scherzer do I dare to start your ass.

  26. Crap. I don’t want to start Tommy Hanson either. How the frack did I end up with Team Roofie. Magic 8 Ball, who should I start?!

  27. dave says:
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    WTF is hot about DOG BALLS???

  28. Alright Max. This is it. This is the OK corral. If you can’t beat some schmo named Yorman Bazardo, its the waiver wire for your ass.

  29. Simply Fred

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    @Elijah: Will be interesting to see what The Man says. Hanson looks like a start to me. Has been a good roady. Scherzer, yuk.

  30. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @dave: It’s a superlative.

    @Elijah: The Scherzer match-up isn’t awful. Might not mean anything for him, but still.

  31. knighttown says:
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    OK Grey, 1 month left and I’ve slipped 6 full points back in my 11 team league. 2nd is a lock. There are some categories that are a complete lock so I’m mostly worried about in order:

    -BA (I’m at .277 and about 6 teams are between me and .282)
    -Saves (6 teams b/t 68 and 72)
    -WHIP (4 teams b/t 1.22 and 1.26)
    -Wins (I’m at 75 but 9 teams b/t 63-72)
    -Runs (leader is ahead of me by 12. 2nd is a lock)
    -K’s (4 behind 2nd and 20 behind 1st. 3rd locked up)
    -ERA (Top 3 for sure, but 0.10 behind second and .20 behind first)

    -HR and RBI locked in 1st
    -SB (middle of the pack but I’m 8 ahead and behind of nearest competition)

    My team:
    SP: Vazquez>Harden>>Oswalt>>>>Weaver/E-Jax/Ervin/Scherzer
    RP: Mariano>Rodney>MacDoougall>Qualls

    1. Seeing category needs above drop someone for J. Sanchez?
    2. Bench Qualls or MacDougall?

    C: McCann
    CI: Pujols, Teix, Fielder, Chipper
    MI: Alexei, Drew, Aybar
    OF: Braun, Upton, Upton, Crawford, Willingham
    Bn: Fukudome

    3. I need runs and average so I’d love to drop cheap power but my power is all expensive. Waiver guys are Ryan Roberts, Car-Go, Castilla, Cust and DeJesus. Any changes?

  32. Grey

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    @knighttown: 1. I’d drop Scherzer for Sanchez.

    2. Why would you bench them if you need saves?

    3. Eh.

  33. @Grey:

    Yeah, exactly, its not a bad matchup. That’s why Im thinking to myself, if I don’t start him this time, why keep him around? Then again I need to find a better SP option if I’m droppin him.

  34. Simply Fred

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    @knighttown: I am a novice at this. However, if BA is at the top of your needs list, why not drop Alexei (.273 BA for August) for R. Roberts (.362 BA for August)?

  35. Looks like Volstad is out-roofing my roofies, luck is on my side.

  36. Carl Spackler says:
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    Someone dropped Randy Wells in our league. Worth the pick up from here on out. If so, who would you drop for him Beckham or McCutchen?

  37. knighttown says:
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    @Grey:

    re: benching MacDougall or Qualls…

    Sorry, I can only play 3 so it has been mo, Rodney and Qualls but lately both MacDougall and the Nats have been better than Qualls and the D-Backs so I’ve been leaning towards putting Mac in my everyday lineup and using qualls on short days only.

  38. knighttown says:
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    @Simply Fred:

    Well, that’s the idea exactly. Although I’d probably drop Drew and his .210 August before Alexei. Is Roberts the guy? How about Grey’s favorite, CraPolanco?

    Seriously, if you take away HR/RBI/SB, which middling infielder can get me .330 and some runs because that’s what i need. I thought I had that in the batting champ, Furcal, but he’s worse than the others!

  39. Simply Fred

    Simply Fred says:
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    @knighttown: Answer to #37 please.

  40. Simply Fred

    Simply Fred says:
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    @knighttown: @Grey: Grey, any reason knighttown shouldn’t go with Roberts over Downs to bolster BA?

  41. Simply Fred

    Simply Fred says:
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    @Simply Fred: edit: drew for downs

  42. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Carl Spackler: Drop Beckham for him if Beckham is a bench player.

    @knighttown: Ah, I see.

    @Simply Fred: Downs who? Scott or Matt? You mean over Alexei? He can, but Roberts isn’t going to be hot for that long probably. It’s risky, but could pay off if average is that dire.

  43. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Simply Fred: Ah… Yeah, he can go lose Drew for Roberts, but next week Drew may be better than Roberts. It’s a risky play.

  44. Simply Fred

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    @knighttown: @Grey: Yah, just looked up Roberts @lad and @col next week. Last against those two a combined .176 BA. Better to look further. Need to break for dinner.

  45. weas says:
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    I’ve been enjoying the Chris Davis resurgence, picked him up in the middle of his first game when I heard they “fixed” his swing in the minors.

    Drop Dye for Cust? I have a bye next week for the first round of playoffs so I’m thinking I should hold on for another week in the hopes Dye gets hot again…I think it’s only because I’m a Sox fan though.

  46. Wow poor Mini Donkey looks like hes lost 10 lbs.

  47. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    laporta gets 1 and hot howard 2,yes

  48. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @weas: Dye looks lost, but if you want to wait a week go for it.

  49. Simply Fred

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    @knighttown: @Grey: OK, of the options listed, DeJesus appears the only one who can help with AVG for THIS NEXT WEEK. He is @oak/Hlaa. In his last sets against each he has a combined .429 BA.

  50. 4 Rbi’s in 2 days. Guess Mini Donkeys can spend 4 days puking their life out and still rock.

  51. BigFatHippo says:
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    @Grey: You simple don’t pitch to Albert in the bottom of the 9th, when will they learn?

  52. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    kaz traded to the halo`s

  53. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @BigFatHippo: hello hippo,see you dropped santana,whats he cost next year?

  54. BigFatHippo says:
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    @AL KOHOLIC: Roob kept him forevah, I’m sure it’s something like 35.

  55. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @BigFatHippo: you getting hammered tonight or what

  56. BigFatHippo says:
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    @AL KOHOLIC: Sitting in another hotel room. Kids just crashed, I’m bored.

    Sucks being homeless and dragging the kids with you, on a brighter note, cheerleaders were in the pool tonight:)

  57. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @BigFatHippo: kids love the hotel`s,and dad loves the cheerleaders

  58. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Grey: just grabbed velez for some needed sb`s ,young jr. just dropped by another guy,grab young or stay with velez?

  59. spencer says:
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    Grey, took your advice good sir. AND GOT FCKED. I was gonna start em anyways, but FUCK!

    Beckett Billingsley Scherzer all sucked.

    Hanson was good, but only pitched 2 innings b/c of rain delay.

    FUCKFUCKFUCKFUDSKLFJSDFLkj

    sorry for cursin everyone :D woohoo!

    do you take a flier on any of these guys:

    vin mazarro @ LAA
    Snell @ SEA

  60. struggler says:
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    pick 3 out of Qualls, Nunez, Howell, Marmol.

  61. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @BigFatHippo: Not this season hopefully cause I own him.

    @Elijah: He’s a donkey amongst men.

    @AL KOHOLIC: I’d go with Velez. Young may get more, but he’s more risky.

    @spencer: I wouldn’t start either, but if I absolutely had to, I’d go with Snell.

    @struggler: Marmol, Nunez, Howell…

  62. spencer says:
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    ah whatever…..i won’t start any of em.

    i’m 60 innings back, 40 k’s back, 5 QS back. but i’m still wining the week.

    all of his pitchers are pickups, so i ahve a feeling he’s going to lose ERA WHIP and losses for me. i’ll take what i can get.

    thanks Grey!

  63. SamYo says:
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    Grey, whats up with Beckett lately.. ?

  64. big o says:
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    @Grey:
    @SamYo:
    i see beckett turning it around …. pitching in the downpour with that long-sleeve shirt may have hampered his arm angle .

    billingsley , i’m not so sure about .
    tough time for the dodgers to give him a week or two off ,
    but , he looks like he could use the rest .

  65. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @SamYo: Yeah, Big O might be right. The Sox are saying it’s a mechanics issue. Maybe they need Dave Duncan to look at him.

    @big o: Yeah, Bills hasn’t looked good for a bit now. I think it was two weeks ago I said to get 50 cents on the dollar for him. Might be the innings creep up on him from last year.

  66. Quintero says:
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    Shout out to crew who got the under-sea cables fixed, fantasy access is back in my life. I’m thankful.

    Félix Pié, getting regular playing time in August, and doing okay. Felix Pie in the Krispie Young neighborhood, mirage or reality?

  67. mr baseball says:
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    hey grey who taught Kyle Blanks how to run the bases after he hits a Homerun ?

  68. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Quintero: Awesome! Mirage, and he left Friday’s game with a leg cramp.

    @mr baseball: re: Blanks — Why, what do you mean?

  69. peter says:
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    @Grey: How do you feel about Bills next season? How about Billingsley compared to Wandy for next year? Even with Wandy having the better year, I’ve continued to hold Billingsley in higher keeper esteem. But I’m feeling a little shaken in recent weeks. He’s still so young, though.

  70. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @peter: Yeah, I’d still want Bills over Wandy for next year.

  71. Joe B says:
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    @Grey: Is Ubaldo a must start at this point??? His splits between home and away stats are way overstated and has been solid or better for the past 3 months. Also I have a strategy question for you… towards the end of the season I normally will boot some starters and pick up studly relievers to keep my ERA, K/BB, and WHIP down (punting wins and K’s in the meantime). Well this year I don’t know if I should… considering my closers aren’t stellar and all my starters are solid to great. Here they are:

    SP: Vazquez, Kershaw, Wandy, Ubaldo, Baker, Danks, Floyd
    RP: Valverde, Qualls, Marmol, Wood

    Mike Gonzalez and Phil Hughes are two guys that I like for middle relievers that are available (Feliz, Thornton, and Wuertz are gone as someone is also using this strategy). What does Grey think about this… hmmmmmmm???

  72. TYY says:
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    @Joe B: I START UBALDO NUTS PRETTY MUCH EVERYTIME, HE’S BEEN MONEY…. THE QS’S SAY IT ALL

  73. @Grey:

    Think I need a replacement for Scherzer.

    Who do you like here: J Sanchez, Smoltz, Arroyo, Pedro M

  74. Corey says:
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    Evan Longoria, what’s up with you dude? Is it the sophomore slump finally? Did Paula Abdul’s move from American Idol make you this sad and dejected? Start hittin the freakin’ ball!

  75. Corey says:
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    He and Tony Parker could also be having marriage issues?

  76. bwass says:
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    Do you think Kazmir is a starting pitcher the rest of the way? I think he is now a solid keeper for next year. Do you agree?

  77. bubba chuck says:
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    Should I drop Qualls or JP Howell for Nunez?

  78. Corey says:
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    @ mr baseball: Ha!

  79. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Joe B: I would start Ubaldo, and those starters are good to great, no reason to punt them.

    @Elijah: Sanchez

    @Corey: Ha!

    @bwass: I don’t think he suddenly becomes a solid keeper, but it depends on what else you have.

    @bubba chuck: Lose Qualls for Nunez.

    @mr baseball: Ha!

  80. Nick says:
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    @Grey: Would you pickup McCutchen or Podsednik and drop Bourn (on bench) to use one of them as backup to Ibanez or Pence for my last week/playoffs?

  81. BigFatHippo says:
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    @Grey: I think Dan Mclaughlin has been reading Razzball……………..

    Dunn cranked one out and he commented…………..”Country strong is what they say”………………

  82. #40 for Mini-Donkey.

  83. Lines says:
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    Anyone starting Arroyo against the Dodgers tomorrow? Anyone? Bueller?

    Also, Paul Byrd is taking Lester’s start tomorrow… Set your line-ups accordingly. Y’know, ’cause you totally own Paul Byrd.

  84. Corey says:
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    Man do I feel like a genius for trading Joba for Mini Donkey before the season this year.

    Here’s a good Mini Donkey Joke:

    Mini Donkey doesn’t hit home runs, the balls just move away from his bat in fear.

  85. @Corey:

    Yeah and its easy to forget he was anything but a sure thing before the season. I was as big a supporter as any and I still lost my nerve and made the mistake of trading for Chipper for insurance (not the worst move I made but still was unneedful). Setting an alltime record for strikeouts had to be a difficult mental hurdle, and it really looked like he might platoon with Conor Jackson and/or Chad Tracy at the corner spots, greatly reducing his potential value. But Conor got the fevah, Tracy struggled horribly, and the rest is history.

    Interesting story I read a few weeks back:

    Mark actually credited the Big Donkey with helping him get past the strikeout thing when they were teammates last year, and just go out and play. Dunn’s had more than his share of critics and he would ignore them and go out and do what he does, and that helped Mark get past the negativity and just go out do his thing.

  86. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Lines: I’d start Arroyo, but it is risky so depends on your situation.

    @Corey: Wow, great trade for you.

  87. Steve says:
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    Can’t hurt to grab Matt Diaz to sub in until Ibanez gets his s*** together in the LF spot in the ol’ H2H, right?

  88. knighttown says:
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    Harden vs. Oswalt. I have both. Start one, other, both or neither?

  89. big o says:
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    @knighttown:
    am concerned about oswalt’s declining # of k ‘s since his last skipped start .
    harden should be alright IF he can keeps his # of walks under 5 , and avoid berkman’s bat .

  90. big o says:
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    edit * keep .

    “mom do knows best” .
    hehe .

  91. Corey says:
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    I guess that trade was more luck than anything, but I feel smart now!

  92. denys says:
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    are we dropping branyan?

  93. TYY says:
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    kemp goes yard, again…. what a stud, top 10 player next year?

    if you ask me grady or kemp? its kemp hands down….

    where does grady fall then next year?

    2009 isn’t over and i can’t wait for 2k10

  94. Bob says:
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    Chris Davis or Casey Blake as Chipper insurance?

  95. Tom_Emanski says:
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    Should I drop the Cuban Missile for Everth Cabrera for the rest of the season?

  96. Tom_Emanski says:
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    Also, I just traded Haren for Wainwright. Good trade?

  97. steamer says:
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    looking to grab an OF for the stretch run: Carlos Gonzalez, Podsednik, Snider, LaPorta, Bryd, Burrell, V. Wells, or Cust?

  98. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @denys: Sure, but depends on what you’re grabbing to replace him.

    @TYY: I think Kemp and Grady are about even. You could probably get Kemp a few picks after Grady.

    @Bob: Davis

    @Tom_Emanski: If you need the steals.

    @Tom_Emanski: Nice

    @steamer: Cust for straight power, Snider for power with upside, Podsednik for steals/runs.

  99. TYY says:
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    @Grey: i’d take kemp over grady anyday, and i’m a cleveland fan from OHIO! Can’t pass up that .300 average. Grady just seems to never be able to get over that .250 ish mark or hangs right around it…. If Grady could hit .280 ish he’d be an absolute monster. He just hasn’t put it together like that yet.

  100. d2bnz says:
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    I note that Carlos Carrasco has been scheduled two starts this coming week.
    Also …..Albert steals his 14th of the year and the 5 tool Adam Jones of Baltimore his 10th
    Cust kayin’

  101. Steve says:
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    It’s good to see that Dusty is an equal-opportunity manager.

    He flogs his relievers too.

  102. Grey

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    @TYY: It’s hard to argue with what you’re saying, and by preseason next year, I may agree with Kemp above him. Kemp’s been terrific (no matter where he’s batted).

    @d2bnz: Can’t wait to see how he does.

    @Steve: Ha!

  103. Steve says:
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    @Grey: Can’t drop Ibanez though, right? In the middle of that lineup and the way he’s hitting he must be seeing plenty of strikes.

    He’s gotta turn it around…

  104. Grey

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    @Steve: He’s been garbage. But I wouldn’t drop him.

  105. Steve says:
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    @Grey: Diaz should fill in nicely.

    Man – those mini-meltdowns by Wandy and Haren are extremely annoying H2H-wise. I really need Jurrens to get bombed in the late game.

  106. Steve says:
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    @Steve: Effin’ eff. 2.1 scoreless inings from Qualls and Johnson on the bench!

  107. Corey says:
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    Longoria and Dye with slammers today? I’m pleasantly surprised.

  108. Grey

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    @Steve: Yeah, very frustrating.

  109. ETMcgee says:
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    who is next in line for saves for the dbacks? qualls will likely be gone for a while…

  110. Steve says:
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    @ETMcgee: I grabbed Gutierrez. If you do a sort on DBacks relievers in ESPN, the pickings are pretty slim…

  111. peter says:
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    @ETMcgee: @Steve: Rotowire and Rotoworld have Gutierrez next in their depth charts – but maybe that’s because Rauch was just moved. Zavada has better numbers – could he be next?

  112. peter says:
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    @peter: Actually, Gutierrez’s numbers and Zavada’s aren’t that far off from each other. I’m pulling my hair out on this one because – again, since Rauch was just moved – there’s not much of a sample size to see who the regular 8th inning guy is.

  113. Steve says:
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    @peter: Who knows? Her scertainly has the ‘stache for it.

    Gutierrez did come in to set up Qualls though.

  114. Grey

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    @peter: @ETMcgee: @Steve: Between Gutierrez and Zavada, I’d go in that order.

  115. peter says:
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    @Steve: TRUE. But, I have a couple caveats to my earlier comments…

    1) Rotowire has Esmerling Vasquez next in line, not Gutierrez.
    2) Zavada’s number are the “best” – but not as good as his ERA suggests (don’t like the walks), then Vasquez, then Gutierrez.
    3) Upon further research, it looks like Zavada has hardly been used in the 8th in a close game. He’s often been coming in during the 6th or so. Plus, he’s a lefty (whereas Vasquez and Gutierrez are righties).

    I’m thinking this might be a dreaded committee situation.

  116. spencer says:
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    hey grey.

    do you take a flier on hochevar for tomorrow?

    im’ in a h2h league, and the last week of the season starts tomorrow.

    i’m going to have to do all i can to win, because i’m 6 games out of a playoff spot. what do i dooo!!!

  117. Steve says:
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    This might be a stupid question, but with the bases loaded and no one out, why isn’t Blanton just taking (or being told to take) all the way?

    Surely it’s better to burn an out there than risk having what just happened, happen?

  118. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Steve: blanton owner here,no coaching these days

  119. Steve says:
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    Might as well own Wuertz as Joba at this point, no?

  120. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    bad thing with jaba is that,if he doesnt pitch 5 innings he isnt able to do anything but lose

  121. Steve says:
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    @AL KOHOLIC: And even if he goes 5, he’s not exactly a lock for anything – except 120 pitches maybe.

  122. Simply Fred

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    @Grey: Need one of:
    Verlander at TB (Niemann)
    or
    Lincecum at PHI (Martinez)
    Thank you, sir.

  123. Grey

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    @spencer: If that’s the best option, go for it, but I’m not a fan of his. Not for this season.

    @Steve: I’d go with Wuertz.

    @Simply Fred: Lincecum

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