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Yesterday, Joakim Soria lost the closer job yesterday to Aaron Crow.  Yeah, and pigeons fly.  Wait, they do.  Wait II, The Return of Wait, maybe that makes sense.  Yeah, I think it does.  Thank you, left side of the brain for working with the right side.  Glad you’re talking again.  You guys rock!  The ax falling on The Mexicutioner was a long time coming.  He only had one save in May and had given up 7 runs in 9 1/3 IP.  He wasn’t much better in April.  In June, he could get the job back.  Your deity of choice knows that Aaron Crow isn’t really all that great but he is the guy for right now.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Alfonso Soriano – With yesterday’s game with a strained quad.  He’ll probably go to the DL by the time you read this, assuming you dinnit stay up to read this at 12:26 AM PST when it was posted.  (BTW, Didn’t and I went our separate ways.  It’s now dinnit or bust.  Don’t, you’re on notice!)

Tony Campana – Yesterday, he had 4 steals (on only one hit!).  I’d like to introduce Campana to my right clickie finger that picks players off waivers.  In the minors, he showed bonkers speed. Or sponkers, if you enjoy portmanteaus.  Not just fast, but crazy.  One year, 48 steals in 131 games and 20 times caught stealing.  Tony Campana runs like he just sniffed a mountain of coke and killed some cockroaches.  With Byrd still recouping, Soriano likely headed to the DL and the Cubs needing a spark plug, I picked up Campana wherever I could.  He’s probably nothing but a short term SAGNOF’er, but member what Jason Bourgeois did a month ago?  Yeah, you do.  Now come here and let me pinch your cheeks!

Kelly Johnson – 4-for-6 and 2 homers yesterday.  Now has 4 homers and 6 steals while batting .190– Oh no, he doesn’t.  That’s what he had on May 13th when I told you to buy him.  He now has 9 homers, 8 steals and raised his average 52 points.

Justin Upton – 5-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs, his 10th home run and 10th steal.  I own him in a few leagues, so this is partially selfish of me, but I’d love for him to have his star mitzvah this year.  Say 35 homers, 20 steals and a .280 average while becoming a first round draft pick for next year.  That would be nice.  (BTW, I can neither confirm or deny this, but Vin Scully checked in on the Arizona game and said Justin Upton was 5-for-5 with a home run when Upton was 4-for-4 with no home run.  Then Upton hit a home run 15 minutes later.)

Juan Miranda – 0-for-4 while the Diamondbacks scored 15 runs.  Ticker tease!

Jose Reyes – Out for 3-7 days with the death of his grandmother.  As someone who was raised by their abuelita, I feel for Reyes, but, well, my fantasy team kinda needs him.  Oh, man, I’m a bad person.

Ike Davis – Still having pain in his ankle.  A Met having an injury setback?  That is uber crazy.  Yeah, I said uber.  Deal with it!

Charlie Morton – 6 IP, 1 ER, 11 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Put eleven baserunners in six innings and only one earned run into Fangraphs Database and you get the error message, “Does not compute.”

Pablo Sandoval – Sounds like he’s about a week and a half away.  Or at least that’s the rumor why the Giants clubhouse manager went to Costco for a 128-count Chipwich box.

Brandon Crawford – 1-for-3 with his first steal after hitting a granny in the first game of his career. (That better not had been Jose Reyes’s granny!)  He has very, very modest power and speed (like 7/7 over the course of a season).  To give you of an idea of how deep the league needs to be to grab him, he’s available in one of my NL-Only leagues.

Eric Patterson – 2-for-5 and has led off two of the last three games!  *small voice*  But he’s hitting .189.  *big voice*  He’s stolen 2 bases in those starts!  *small voice*  He doesn’t play every day.  Okay, I’d look at him in NL-Only leagues or deeper leagues for a short term boost on speed.  To put it in New Jersey terms, you pass through Patterson, you don’t stay there.

Logan Forsythe – Here’s another NL-Only shout out.  He’s playing every day for the Padres, though you’d think if Forsythe was in SoCal, he’d be saying hello to the Angels.  He doesn’t have much power and Petco will suppress that further.  “Stop smothering me, Petco!  I mean, mothering.  Actually, I don’t.”  Forsythe has five homer power and teen speed.  Think a poor man’s Bartlett, i.e. the cupboards are Barelett.

Tim Hudson – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Other than the mollywhopping he took at the hands of the Angels, he’s been decent if a bit yawnstipating with Ks.

Mike Napoli – 3-for-6, 5 RBIs and two more homers to bring his total to 10.  When he seeks revenge on you for dropping him, he does it swiftly and decisively.

Jayson Nix – Him and brother, Laynce, hit homers yesterday.  Today, their brother, Jaymes, drinks himself into a stupor for being the black sheep of the family.

Eric Young Jr. – Another day, another steal.  Okay, I’m not talking about him again until Friday’s Buy.

Francisco Liriano – To the DL when the MRI revealed shoulder inflammation.  The MRI also revealed it was glad it didn’t draft him.

Phil Hughes – Could be back by July.  Yanks said they won’t push him.  Put him near traffic and I’ll give him a little shove.

Raul Ibanez – 1-for-3 with his 4th homer in the last week.  Frequent commenter, Hans, mentioned Ibanez’s recent hot streak in the comments (appropriate!).  I was going to talk about Ibanez yesterday, because he has been crazy hot, it’s just so hard to generate excitement about him and unless you ask, “Between him or Cuddyer,” I’m probably going to say the other guy.

Nick Blackburn – 6 IP, 5 ER.  I love corrections to schmohawks.  Schadenfreude!

Danny Espinosa – Hit his 8th homer yesterday and has 4 steals on the season.  When he ends the season with a .250 average, 20 homers and 10 steals, you’re gonna wonder why you dropped him.

Mike Morse – Another day, another home run.  You’re waiting way too long to pick him up.  You, “Who me?”  Yeah, you.

Jay Bruce – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs with his 16th home run.  Could Bruce sneak into the first round next year?  Nah, probably not.  But he’s moving into the 2nd.

Hanley Ramirez – Out again with what he described as “the worst (pain) he has ever felt.”  I betcha there’s quite a few of his fantasy owners that would like to help Hanley continue to break his personal pain threshold record.

Hunter Pence – 3-for-4, 4 runs, 2 RBIs and his 7th home run.  Pence is one of those players that stays exactly on pace for his end of the year stats all year long.  Minute he starts to fall off pace, he’ll hit a home run or steal a base.

Torii Hunter – 3-for-5, 4 RBIs and two home runs.  One for each I.

Mark Trumbo – 2-for-5 with his 2nd home run in as many days.  It’s the smart move to keep him in the lineup.  Still waiting for the Sciosciapath to make the not smart move.

Fernando Rodney – Got the save yesterday.  Walden gave up two runs the day before and threw 37 pitches, so this is probably nothing, but — and unless you’re an alien there’s always a but — I still grabbed Rodney in leagues where I need saves.  In May, Walden has a 5.54 ERA, 1.77 WHIP; Rodney hasn’t given up a run in the past week.  (Yeah, I’m cherrypicking stats, but whatever.  It’s my blog.  Start your own blog and cherrypick your own numbers.)

Jon Lester – 5 2/3 IP, 7 ER, 12 baserunners, 4 Ks.  I wouldn’t press the panic button, but two of his last three starts have been duds.

Kyle McClellan – 4 IP, 7 ER.  See Nick Blackburn or 7 and a 1/4 inches above.

Albert Pujols – 2-for-4 with the ever-tasty slam and legs.  A Pujols by any other name would smell foul.

Bartolo Colon – 9 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks.  A doctor in Boca Raton is claiming he used stem cells to fix Colon’s arm and make him an effective pitcher once again.  The doctor says he used Colon’s own fat cells to repair the elbow.  Now the elbow is working like new but it can no longer fit into any of his shirts.

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  1. ivebeenupforthreedaysstraight says:
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    12:26 AM PST = 02:26 AM CST here. crazy how that works, huh?

    can we call every carlos gomez dinger a “gomer” from now on. his long-ball motion looks like a cat cat falling off a really high railing, only to turn its head and realize that: holyshitthisisareallyfarwayandidon’tknowificanmakeitoutsafely!!!!!!!! but then, in a flash of latin cool, the guy sorta smirks and gives of the impression that “yeah, you knew i could do that….” a gomer, no less.

    by the way, where the hell did ricky martin go, anyway?

  2. kangaroo hops says:
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    Grey, the Colon goes above the Pujols, not the other way around.

  3. barker says:
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    trade offer in my two position league 2 C 2 1b 2 2b..etc. 11 teams

    i give pierre and torrealba and i get delmon and yadier

    i think i take yadier and young all day

    my other stls guys reyes gardner hanley crisp granderson kinsler hill? torres zobrist
    may drop torres when lind gets back

    also do u think espinosa gets SS eligibility this year at all

  4. Virinder says:
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    Charlie Morton is pretty enigmatic this year…thoughts??

  5. Feeding the Abscess

    Jeff says:
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    There’s a guy in my league who has already made 100 moves off the wire. I’m not making this up. Every player on a hot streak, picked up. Every player called up, picked up. Frequently, that same player picked up will be dropped an hour later for the new newest flavor of the week. It’s a weekly lineup league! It isn’t even Sparta, it’s ridiculous and insane.

  6. Feeding the Abscess

    Travis says:
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    @Virinder:

    He turned into Roy Halladay, without the cutter or changeup. He’s recently added a split-change, but until he learns a cutter or hones that changeup into a decent pitch, hide him against LHB. Against RHB-heavy teams, employ away.

  7. jonnycat says:
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    Acting on the theory that literally any player is better than Dan Uggla at 2B, I benched him and picked up and started Jeff Keppinger this week. So far, 3-5 HR 4 RBI and I look like a genius. That’s more in one game than Uggla has done in 2 weeks.

  8. jonnycat says:
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    @Jeff:

    Start making fun of this guy in front of the rest of your league and maybe you’ll shame him into cooling it a bit with the transactions.

  9. ivebeenupforthreedaysstraight says:
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    @Jeff: i got a buddy who does that… good to make fun of [sic]. and then maybe hate for holding on to a guy who is actually worth picking up…. oh, bother.

  10. Feeding the Abscess

    Travis says:
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    Regarding Espinosa:

    His plate discipline is much improved (31% O-Swing% last season, 26% this season), and he’s swinging and missing less frequently (14.3% SwStr% last season, 9.8% this season), so his K rate could conceivably fall a bit further, but… 1 out of every 5 flyballs he’s hitting is an infield popup. That’s going to cap his ceiling like Shane Stant.

    But II: The Return of But – It’s Big and It Cannot Lie, he’s going to be awesome next year. Especially if he improves his plate discipline further.

  11. knighttown says:
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    EY over any of Espinosa, Hill, Cody Ross or Bernadina? This Camapana guy over any of them too?

    Positions don’t matter too much as it’s just for my utility slot.

  12. BlinkULDHC says:
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    Buy Espinosa. .224 BABIP, and his G:F ratio isn’t as low as you’d think (around .76).

    If he gets his BABIP up to around/over .300 — and he has too much speed not to — he would/should end up with .265, 90 runs, 20+ HR, 80+ RBI, 15+SBs (with the speed to go over 20). Basically Kinsler lite, or maybe even Kinsler Zero.

  13. chata says:
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    @ Grey :

    we both know that you wrote that napoli blurb specifically for me .

    scroll back …. i’ll wait .

    if i was other-hemispheric , i’d take credit for saving his career .

    and some other guy pounced on him , as i dropped his .193 hitting ass .
    forever .

  14. BlinkULDHC says:
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    As for Morse, he’s tempting but I think he’s a pass for me. He offers virtually nothing in SBs and runs scored, and he has an OK ceiling for BA and RBI, and his HRs seem to only come in bunches. Morse still has managed only 50 runs scored, and that’s with 24 HRs (not to mention only 1 SB in 173 games).

    He gets late-game-subbed and/or platoons too much, he’s too slow, and he doesn’t get on base enough to score runs or put up a respectable SB total, and it also hurts his RBI chances.

    Yeah, he’ll get 400-450 PAs, but he’ll need 150 games to get it…. which KILLS you. The spotty playing time will kill you in a roto or H2H league.

    Basically, you’re looking at maybe .280, 50-60 runs, 20-25 HRs, 70 RBI, 1 SB in a full season, when you can get half the HRs but +30 runs, same RBI, +30 SBs, +.010 average from guys like Pagan, or close to the same output but +20 SB from Andres Torres.

  15. BlinkULDHC says:
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    Oh, and Andrew McCutchen is on pace for the quietest 30/30 season ever (well, 28/28 in 156 games). And I don’t think he’s really had a hot streak yet.

  16. Giant JJ says:
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    Better speculative pick up, Goldschmidt or Allen?

  17. G’morning Grey — Just curious: how do you decide the order you mention players in your daily roundup? Is it the order in which the ideas come to you, or is there a pattern?

    My lineup question — I now have two SPs on the DL in my 20-team league (Liriano and Beachy) and am falling behind on innings.

    In terms of category help, I’m actually OK on Ks but need Ws (I know, hard to predict) plus ERA and WHIP, which are still reeling from Liriano and Volquez’s early season antics.

    Below are the waiver SPs who look at least semi-interesting. Please help me out and give me your take on whether you think any are restorable in a 20-team league and which are worth considering for streamers:

    –Correia (next matchup 6/1 @ NYM/Capuano)
    –Swarzak (6/2 @ KC/O’Sullivan)
    –Nicasio (probably 6/3 @ SF/Cain)
    –Collmenter (6/3 vs. FLA/Maya)
    –Happ (6/3 @ SB/Moseley)
    –Fister (6/4 vs. TB/Davis)

    Many thanks Grey!

  18. LMack says:
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    Anyone starting Brett Anderson vs. NYY tonight?

  19. Feeding the Abscess

    Travis says:
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    @BlinkULDHC:

    There is absolutely no chance Espinosa has a BABIP of .300 with an IFFB% of 20. If he drops that in half, maybe.

    I’m with you on Dread Pirate. McCutchen’s plate discipline has improved again, his K% should be falling a bit here soon. For a fun comp, look up McCutchen’s numbers from this year and Bonds’ from 1988. It’s too bad McCutchen isn’t 6’2″, or else I’d start projecting really absurd comps from him in a couple years.

  20. Tony says:
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    yesterday in my RCL i had Lester, Arrietta, McLLelan, and Soria going…. ya that was awesome.

  21. stynyr says:
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    Billingsley, Kershaw, Jackson, Hudson, Tomlin, Volquez (NA), Cueto

    League, Soria

    DL: Beachy, Liriano, Broxton

    Who would be best to drop to grab Crow? Should I even do that? My team is getting ass-slammed with injuries/stupid things that make my players unavailable for long periods of time this year. It sucks.

  22. Larry Bird says:
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    Who do you like more? Morse or Eric Young JR?

  23. Eddy says:
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    @BlinkULDHC:

    I think you’re being a bit unfair with Morse. You’re downgrading him simply because he doesn’t possess the ability of 5-tool OF. But he never was that player. If you go in expecting SB and plenty of runs scored then, of course, you’ll be disappointed. That’s why the comparison to Torres and Pagan make no sense. Their game is speed and runs. Morse is power and RBI. And playing time has been a concern in the past, but remember that right now he’s an everyday player due to the LaRoche injury. If he can continue to swing a hot bat, who’s to say Riggleman won’t find some way to stick him in the lineup even after LaRoche’s return?

    It’s not completely out of the question to get 70/30/85/.270 from him if he gets 550-600 PAs. And the fact that you most likely picked him out of the pool is what makes it even sweeter.

  24. Michael Bourne says:
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    I own 4 players who made the bad day marks and my opp this week owned 5 good ones. Oh the matchup woes!

  25. Wilsonian says:
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    Against your better advice, I had to drop Wieters for Napoli. Wieters is just so yawnstipating right now (and has a molly-whopping 4 HRs). If Nap falters, Iannetta, JP, Soto, and Wieters are available later.

  26. I’m pulling the trigger on Anderson vs. NYY. Might give up a dong, but he’s got a great chance for a quality start, and I’m in a deep league and suffered that Colon SO dropped on my battleship last night. (I’m also taking a chance on Aceves.)

    I picked up Crow on April 4th, and based on my experience with him, I’d say grab him right now if you can. He’s been nasty as a reliever (26/9 k/bb, 1.04 WHIP), even though he hasn’t generated much in wins or holds (2 & 4). He’s had one of the most effective sliders out of the bullpen, league-wide. I’m guessing the KCR still want to move Soria back to the closer’s role in 2011, but Crow could be a great savesman long-term for keeper leagues.

  27. Josh says:
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    Is it time to cut Liriano?

  28. Mr2Bits says:
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    Grey : Lose Damon for Morse? H2H OBP league.

  29. TravestyJones says:
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    Drop one/both of Morton or Wood for one/both of Derek Lowe or Javier Vázquez?

  30. CL says:
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    Re: Napoli

    I dumped him for Lucroy Thursday. See Napoli’s stats above. Lucroy’s stats in the same time period? Here: 1-9, 5 strikeouts. period. I think he got the one hit pinch hitting as well.

    Am I going to try and grab Naps again here??!! or do I need to leave this scab alone for a bit? OMG.

  31. joe says:
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    Morse or eric young jr? Who do you like better in a h2h points league?

    Thanks

  32. EK says:
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    Pls rank for a spot start:
    Stauffer vs HOU
    E. Jackson vs DET
    Minor @ SD
    Happ @ SD

  33. Will says:
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    2 questions…

    1) Adams or Uehera – better option for stats and possible saves?
    2) Moustakas should be seeing the majors soon, should I pick him up and drop Alvarez or continue to wait and see with Alvarez?

  34. CL says:
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    I grabbed Naps again. He showed me his pimp hand, and I’ll never dump him again!

  35. EK says:
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    Correction: Minor is home today vs SD

  36. EK says:
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    Anyone like Aceves vs CWS today?

  37. CL says:
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    @joe: I grabbed both, but if you can’t, I would think EY2 can be an upgrade over your current 2B or LF?

  38. Donnie Baseball says:
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    Romero or Jurjens?

  39. Will says:
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    Is EY2 or Mustakas a better option than Pedro Alvarez or Sizemore? I have Cano at 2B and I’m using Betemit at 3B until I get Zimmerman back

  40. Charles says:
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    I dropped Berkman on 4/10 when he was batting .214 with 1 rbi. Next 3 games he had 4 HR and 10 rbi.

    Now I drop Napoli for Salty, and Napoli hits 4 HR and 9 rbi over his next 3 games.

    Drop Salty and ride the (hopefully) continuing Napoli hot-streak?

  41. nick m. says:
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    Which side in H2H?
    Halladay, Quentin, Uggla, Hosmer
    Kinsler, Ethier, Jonathan Sanchez, Papelbon

  42. joe says:
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    @CL: I grabbed Brett Lawrie to help me until Uggla starts producing. I was going to drop Juan Pierre for Morse or EYJr…

  43. chris says:
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    Drop Salas for Crowe? Or should I even bother?

  44. Brew Crew says:
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    1) Smoak or Hosmer for ROS?? (ROTO: Avg/HR/RBI/R/SB)
    2) Walden, Nunez, Putz, Farnsworth. Can you rank on who is best for saves ROS??

    Thanks

  45. john wehner says:
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    Spot Start Vogelsong against the Cards today?

  46. jonnycat says:
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    @chris:
    Don’t do that.

  47. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Morse or Swisher in an OBP league?

    Also, short-term Hanley replacement: Keppinger or Brendan Ryan?

  48. Eddy says:
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    @Charles:

    I don’t know, but whenever you drop someone else, post it on here.

    (winky emoticon)

  49. Hans says:
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    @Grey I made the article what a proud day! Thanks for the shout out son.

  50. FuzzyD says:
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    @Charles
    I’d say grab Napoli as fast as you can….we know what Napoli can do….Salty has no real track record in the majors…

  51. Chupacabra says:
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    I hate the Yankees, so the only way I can stop this whole Barf on my Cologne madness is by dropping Liriano for him. It was a nice ride Bartolo, but as soon as I put you on my roster and give you a start, the wheels are going to come off big time.

  52. Chupacabra says:
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    @ Josh Dropping Liriano for who? Yes it’s time if there is a better SP on the wire, but if not, send him to the DL and wait.

  53. Donnie Baseball says:
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    give up Walden get Morrow?

  54. JackInTheBox says:
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    LF/CF ranking time:
    Ibanez
    Gardner
    Willingham
    C. Patterson
    Span

  55. DHill Dragons says:
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    @ Grey & Razzball nation:
    Two tough lineup decisions today, which way do you lean?

    2B: Kelly Johnson who is killing the baseball right now vs. A. Sanchez who’s been throwing up 0’s lately) or Chase Utley @ Jason Marquis who Utley has crushed over his career – .464 (13-28)!

    SS: Alexei Ramirez @ Aceves – Alexei has been hitting quite well lately or
    Starlin Castro vs. Jordan Lyles, an interesting matchup between the 21 year old Shortstop who despite the lack of home runs has been raking most of the season and the 20 year old Astros prospect that just got called up to make his debut.

    I’m leaning toward Kelly Johnson & Alexei Ramirez.

  56. I give:

    Span, Carpenter and Wandy

    I get:

    Stubbs, Carmona, and Downs (i’d drop carmona and Downs)

    I need SB’s and runs…

    giving up too much?

  57. Simply Fred

    simply fred says:
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    @Jeff: Our league ‘ECFBL’ sports 4 managers with over 115 moves. The manager with 252 moves simply sits in 3rd.

    We have made 29 trades. We are having fun! Jump in the water!! :-)

  58. DHill Dragons says:
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    I know Brett Lawrie has been discussed and we’re expecting a call-up to the Jays roster any time now. But if you haven’t actually gone and looked at his stats, get ready to salivate…

    For the season:
    .354 AVG/223 AB/51 R/19 2B/4 3B/15 HR/49 RBI/11 SB/1.090 OPS

    His last 10 games:
    .422 AVG/45 AB/14 R/4 2B/1 3B/6 HR/17 RBI/2 SB/1.436 OPS

    In those last 10 games, he’s had multiple hits in 7 of the 10!

    Let Lawrie make big league pizza!

  59. El Famous Burrito Burrito says:
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    @Grey

    10 team roto…

    Kelly Johnson or Danny Espinosa?

    Need steals and runs. Power and avg are bonuses.

  60. Commish Cauda says:
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    Watch it…I was born in Paterson, NJ. Grey = Hackensack snob. ;)

    But the man does speak the truth. I only stop to get a taylor ham, egg and cheese sandwich on the way to work.

  61. Waldo says:
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    Grey and anyone else willing to help:

    Which side of this trade do you prefer? Haren/Pence/Neil Walker for Greinke/Storen/Kinsler. 12-team H2H. Thanks!

  62. Mark says:
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    Nyjer Morgan or Tony Campana? I’m lookin for a SANGOF with a touch of upside to first hold me over until Reyes gets back and then possibly someone I can keep as a bench option down the road if things break right.

    And here’s my gem of the day: Ryan Raburn career May OPS: .464. Career second half OPS: .826. Last year his OPS in May was as bad as this year: (.269 and .254, YIKES), and he finished last year with an .815 OPS total and .900 after the break. I’m giving him a shot to see if the trend holds, even though my rational mind knows this is just a fluke of sample size.

  63. Nick says:
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    @Grey: So is Soriano droppable now? I can grab Hart or Gardner…

  64. Nick says:
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    Or Morse or R Davis…

  65. Nick says:
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    OR Morse/R Davis. Leaning towards Morse. Already in last for SB yet first in league, so rather than catch up on SB rather just continue rising in HR and leading in RBI

  66. Mark says:
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    @Waldo

    I definitely take the Greinke side unless you’re desperate for outfield help. Greinke and Kinsler are two stars you’re buying low on, both could be in for serious positive regression. Haren, if anything, is due a touch of negative regression, ditto Pence (in AVG, doubt he can sustain his .373 BABIP, though he did have one year like that, his first year, but also in RBI with that lineup), and Walker is what he is. Plus Storen is a solid closer who could well see a few more opps in the second half when Ryan Zimmerman his back and they can score a few more runs.

  67. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @ivebeenupforthreedaysstraight: Ha! I like it.

    @barker: Sure, take Young. No on Espinosa.

    @jonnycat: Ha

    @Travis: Agreed

    @knighttown: Young over Ross.

    @BlinkULDHC: Ha

    @chata: Ha

    @BlinkULDHC: Thanks for the breakdowns.

    @Giant JJ: Allen

    @Enrique: Try to do by team. All except Swarzak and Fister.

    @LMack: Sure

    @Tony: Ouch

    @stynyr: Volquez

    @RonWashington’sStache: Yeah, but less people know it…it.

    @Larry Bird: Depends for what. Morse…

    @Michael Bourne: Ha

    @Josh: Depends for who.

    @Mr2Bits: Sure

    @TravestyJones: Eh

    @CL: Napoli

    @joe: Depends on need…Morse…

    @EK: Minor, Stauffer…

    @Will: Uehara, Alvarez…

    @Donnie Baseball: Romero

    @Will: Eh

    @Charles: Yup

    @nick m.: Kinsler, but it’s fair.

    @chris: Nope

    @Brew Crew: Hosmer…Putz, Farnsworth

    @john wehner: Sure

    @Steve Stevenson: Morse, Ryan…

    @Hans: No problem.

    @Chupacabra: Ha

    @Donnie Baseball: Sure

    @JackInTheBox: You ranked them.

    @DHill Dragons: Castro, Johnson

    @The Talented Mr. Douche Bag: Take Stubbs if you can lose the pitchers.

    @DHill Dragons: Ha

    @El Famous Burrito Burrito: Johnson

    @Commish Cauda: Ha! I just had Taylor Ham when I was home, so good.

    @Waldo: What Mark said.

    @Mark: Morgan …Thanks for the Raburn heads up!

    @Nick: Gardner for steals.

    @Nick: Depends on need…Morse…

  68. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    The NHL is back in Winnipeg! (That’s hockey) (in Canada)

  69. Dr. Orlando Schadenfreude says:
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    Kelly Johnson or Ben Zobrist for the rest of the season?

  70. Bermuda Triangles says:
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    Bourgeois is coming back… him or Campana for short to medium term SAGNOF?

    In a HTH weekly league where it takes minimum 48 full hours to sign an uncontested free agent or minimum full 72 hours (up to 5 days) to sign a contested one, and it costs $2 per FA pick-up, do you have any strategy tips for picking up players?

    Thanks as always!
    Bermuda Triangles
    Get Lost!

  71. DiscoD says:
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    @ Grey

    Pick one:

    Rios, A Hill, Torres, Trumbo, Jay, R Davis, Moreland

  72. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Yadier or Napoli?

  73. Kablooie says:
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    Drop Beckham for any/all of Lawrie, Lowrie, or Eric Young 2? Thanks.

  74. Votto-voom says:
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    Gray,

    1. Balfour or Rodney or guerrier

    2. In a very deep league is danks still worth a roster spot?

    Thanks

  75. Joe says:
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    In a keeper which side do you take, Dunn/8th rounder or Hellickson/7th rounder?

  76. JackInTheBox says:
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    Mucho gracias, grey

  77. @Grey: Hi again Grey: just a followup on the question you answered about spot starters. Taking out the guys you said aren’t worth streaming (Fister, Swarzak) and one guy another team picked up since my original question (Collmenter), are any of these guys more than streamer options in a 20-team league?

    The candidates: Correia, Nicasio, Happ, Pineiero.

    As always, thanks.

  78. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    grey,who would you rather own 12 team,seth smith or grady

  79. B.J. says:
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    @Grey

    Just wanted to follow up on my post from yesterday regarding a trade question I had. This is a 10 team Yahoo H2H league

    I gave: R. Cano and Z. Greinke
    I got: F-Her and Oswalt

    I then activated Utley to use as my 2B. I was having some difficulties with my pitching over the past few weeks and needed some consistency. So basically it is a 3 for 2. On the surface what do you think? I don’t want to bog you down with all the roster details.

  80. Brew Crew says:
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    Was offered Putz for Smoak…Need to catch up on saves and I can start Hosmer to at CI…Seem fair??

  81. RollieFingered says:
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    Liriano for Colon or Tomlin?

  82. papasmurf says:
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    Looks like I got myself another closer in Crow. I picked him up for HLDs very early in the yr but KC hardly generates any HLD opportunities. 41 team saves but only 15 HLDs despite 3 active setup guys… ridiculous split.

  83. John Drunks says:
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    hey grey, which swap do you like better? i need whip / era help more than Ks.

    nolasco for ethier OR Tim Hudson for Vlad.

  84. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    @Grey: Ha. You wouldn’t like it.

  85. chata says:
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    @VinWins:

    that area of north america is being referred to as “the hinterlands” ,
    by weei radio , in boston (in massachusetts) .

  86. Anyone got any insight to Dexter Fowler? Worth holding…I liked him batting 1st…not so much at 8th. Thinking of dropping him…for well…anyone…Campana maybe.

    Is Rodney a better pickup the Koji Uhera? I thought the Koji Bear would be getting saves by now…

  87. ThE sHiT says:
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    @Grey: Good morning, Grey. I gotta drop Belt now that he won’t be getting much PT. I was hoping he would get OF eligibility quick. Anyway, EY2, Corey Patterson, Bernardina, Raburn, Ibanez, S-Rod, Willingham, Bourjos, and Juan Rivera are available. I want the best contributor, no particular stats needed. Who to grab?

  88. TheRealTaz says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Adrian or Pujols the rest of the way? And if Adrian, should I package Pujols with Oswalt and Feliz to try and trade for him?

  89. Carl says:
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    Grey,

    Who do I pick up for the spot start?
    Minor (v SD)
    Lyles (@CHC)
    Bedard (v BAL)
    Guthrie (@ SEA)
    F. Garcia (@ OAK)

    Many thanks

  90. EK says:
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    E. Jackson or Stauffer going fwd?

  91. @Grey: Thanks for the Memorial Day postings Grey; made for a great deal of enjoyable catch up this AM! Are you on the deal Joyce now squad? & in respect to his staggering stats is BJ Up too much to ask, maybe Krispie, or perhaps Rios? Would that be your pecking order and are they even enough of a return? — Also appreciated the Lyle reference yesterday! As a fellow Old97er (figured your Mom calls us that) was wondering if you dug him too. Also phenominal live. A must see when around.

  92. Bob says:
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    @ Grey: what you think of dropping Uggla for K Johnson? I gotta do something with this Uggla character, .178 really??? You’re killing me Uggs!!

  93. ThE sHiT says:
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    @Grey: Done and done. Start Gio vs. NYY and Marcum @ CIN tomorrow?

  94. @TheRealTaz: Taz you didn’t ask me but… I think they would close enough that it’s not worth the package trade…just my 2 cents.

  95. Wilsonian says:
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    Zobrist or Uggla for the rest of the year?

    When Lind comes back (hopefully this weekend) who’s the drop?

    Morrison, Morse, Uggla, Zobrist?

  96. nick m. says:
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    @Grey: What if I altered the above trade to:

    Halladay, Quentin, Uggla, Hosmer
    Kinsler, Ethier, Jonathan Sanchez, Nunez (instead of Papelbon)

    And I told you that I would still have Pap, Santos, Salas, Walden, and Madson as my closers. I would also have EYJr at 2B to wait it out until Uggla hopefully figures things out (and I could grab Lawrie of the WW if need be)?

  97. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @zombie: Ha! Yes, she does call him that. Worth trying for Upton or Krispie.

    @Bob: Sure, try it.

    @ThE sHiT: Start both.

    @Wilsonian: Uggla…Morrison…

    @nick m.: It’s fair if you really need pitching.

  98. zzzzzz says:
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    Why do people say “going forward”? It’s such a redundant phrase. It’s not like they will be going backward.

  99. Brew Crew says:
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    Porcello vs. MIN or Burnett @ OAK??

  100. Brew Crew says:
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    12 Team ROTO (Looking for ERA/WHIP/W’s)

  101. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @zzzzzz: Ha!

    @Brew Crew: Burnett

    *******THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS.*******

  102. John Drunks says:
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    yo think u missed mine (it went up right before a reply of urs i think that was why)

    # 87 John Drunks Says:
    May 31st, 2011 at 10:02 am
    hey grey, which swap do you like better? i need whip / era help more than Ks.

    nolasco for ethier OR Tim Hudson for Vlad.

  103. matt says:
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    is collins the appropriate handcuff for crow?

  104. Moneybawl says:
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    Yo Kim, A Crow Just Took a Dump on Your Honda Soria

  105. DiscoD says:
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    @ Grey

    I think I have too much speed and need a little power

    Pick one out of these guys:

    Moreland, Rios, A Hill, Trumbo, R Davis, Moreland

  106. Dominic says:
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    Reimold or Willingham??

  107. WDE05 says:
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    Many thanks to Grey for talking me out of dumping Kelly Johnson on several occasions. Pretty satisfying to see KJ catch fire after waiting impatiently for the better part of two months with him on my bench.

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