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Despite Ronnie’s warnings, I fell in love with the Jor-Z, sure.  I still like him a lot.  You can totally Control-Alt-Delete this opening in keeper leagues too.  But — and this is a J. Lo-sized but — Jordan Zimmermann is going to be shut down in the next month.  The Nats are saying maybe another 6 or 7 starts.  That’s — how do I say this? — not good.  The inning limit is 160, he’s now at 108 2/3 IP.  If he gets to 158 IP in 7 starts, are they going to send him out for 2 more innings in his 8th start? Why are you bothering me, Random Italicized Voice?  S’s and g’s, G. Next year, they have the House of Strasburg returning and they want to be healthy.  If you have a leaguemate who’s paying LeBron, I’m paying Dwayne Wade to trade away J-Z.  Anyway, here’s some more players to buy or sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Mike Trout – So what’s my take on Trout besides he’s best served cajun?  He’s kind of like the 3rd Upton brother.  He’s the white Upton, or the Less Uptown Upton.  Call him Upton Sinclair.  As Torii Hunter might say, “We lose Bourjos and get Trout.  They should’ve called that movie Anglos In The Outfield.”  He’s fast, i.e., Trout can really swim upstream.  He could be what we always wanted from B.J. Upton with a 25/40 line.  Prospects don’t get much better.  In only 74 games in the minors, he had 9 homers and 28 steals with a .330 average.  Yet, he probably won’t do anything this year.  When Bourjos returns, Trout may not even stick in the majors.  I still say grab him in every league for the outside possibility of upside.

Cory Luebke – As I profossilized (Made Up Word Of The Day!) in the preseason, I really should’ve just drafted the entire Padres staff on one team and only started them at home.  2.92 ERA, 1.21 WHIP at home.  I’d be near the top in all of my leagues for ratios.  And I wouldn’t have Liriano.  Win-win.

Jason Vargas – I could’ve put Fister here, and, actually by saying that, I am putting Fister here.  Two Mariners pitchers that will lose 2-1 games for the price of 1.  No decision-no decision.

Phil Hughes – Told you not to draft him in the preseason, don’t exactly love him now, but if he’s on waivers, it’s worth a flyer.  Talk about the old hard sell, or is that a hard buy?

David Hernandez – SAGNOF!

Joe Nathan – Let’s put it this way, Matt Capps just picked up Nathan for his fantasy team.

Zack Cozart – I just went over my Zack Cozart fantasy.  I wrote it while getting a tattoo of a unicorn on my back.

Travis Snider – Good source of power, but you can’t take him and his mustache within 500 feet of a schoolyard.  Friend, that is creepy.

Laynce Nix – Two sets of season numbers so far:  30/12/33/.279/2 and 33/6/28/.248/8.  First one is obviously Nix who’s owned in under 20% of ESPN leagues; 2nd one is Jason Bay who’s owned in 90% of leagues.  You make fun of teams for giving names big money contracts, but you’re just as bad.  Yeah, you.

Danny Valencia – Now dancing with Charo on Dancing With The Stars… Danny Valencia!  Hola!  Don’t know why but I always picture Valencia in a sequins shirt.  He’s been on a tear for about three weeks now and beyond that he’s batting .240 right now but he’s a .285 hitter.  So keep it going for Danny Valencia!

Emilio Bonifacio – He usually gets hot for a shorter period of time than a menopausal woman, but he is stealing some bags.  Speaking of bags, at Whole Foods they give you a nickel off any purchase if you bring your own bag, so I plan on bringing 1000 bags and getting fifty dollars worth of food for free.

Mark Ellis – He’s currently hitting, but I think owning Ellis is gonna get old quicker than any of those Charlie Sheen catchphrases.  Member when “Winning” was funny for like a minute?  (Not an Urbandictionary minute which is actually a long time.)

Clint Barmes – This is the kinda waiver wire pickup you make then immediately look again at the waiver wire, find someone else and drop Barmes three minutes later.  That kinda waiver wire pickup should have a name in the glossary.  Suggest in the comments.  Thank you.

SELL

Jose Reyes – M-E-S-S, Mess, Mess, Mess!  I’m so done with the Mets.  They got doctors from the med school that Steve Guttenberg went to in Bad Medicine and they keep selling us a bag of injured goods.  Beltran will be out for the weekend — he missed 15 months!  Wright is day-to-day with a broken back –  he’s never returning!  You think Johan’s ever coming back?  I’m being serious.  They built Metco on a haunted cemetery.  Speaking of which, they’re gonna probably tell us Jason Bay actually died last year and they never reported it.  Jose Reyes will probably miss all of July and a part of August.  If you can find someone — read:  sucker — to take Reyes off your hands thinking he’ll be back in a few weeks, go for it.

Nick Markakis – I’m feeling cantankerkis today.  His numbers:  36/7/34/.293/7 look like a healthy Crapolanco.  Whether Markakis is hitting or not, you can probably trade him for a better piece because of his name value then just grab an outfielder off waivers.

Aramis Ramirez – Yeah, he’ll probably hit a home run every game for the rest of the season and make this sell recommendation look silly.  Cause he’s never one to get injured, or go into month long slumps.  No!  Not Aramis.  He’s going to continue to hit like he had Babe Didrikson’s stem cells injected into his buttocks.  You won’t find a guy whose value is higher right now.  I’m not saying to sell him for the babysitting services of Casey Anthony, but I’d explore my options.

252 Responses

  1. DogHat says:
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    5×5 roto mixed league
    ROS King Felix or Dan Haren

  2. herschel says:
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    @Grey: re: Barmes glossary term – “Wire’s Remorse”?

  3. KarlJ. says:
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    Rest of Season in a 5X5 league:
    Cole Hamels or King Felix?

  4. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @DogHat: F-Her

    @herschel: That’s actually pretty good. All right, let’s see if we get any other ones.

  5. @herschel: That’s good.

    @Grey
    Going back to the Cozart question. Dropping Wiggy for him might leave me short for CI if Chisenhall is out for an extended period of time. Might it be better to drop the Chizzy?

    I am scared of that concussion or “concussion issues” returning from last nights plunking… Morneau still burns.

  6. Bernie Brewer says:
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    Would you trade J. Zim for Lester right now (with Lester currently on the DL)?

  7. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    trout to give me what i thought jennings would when i picked him up a month ago

  8. 626 Jack says:
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    @grey: I do this all the time, add a player that I wish I could upgrade 20 seconds later, here are some suggestions ” add-diction, add habit, cut-clint, add junkie”

  9. Howard says:
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    @Grey For the WW dilemma, “the Barmes’ Rush”!

  10. Mel says:
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    Start Gio vs. Texas today? How about Kennedy vs. StL?

  11. Boyband says:
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    “Barmstorming.”

    One minute he’s there on your team, the next minute he’s gone.

  12. anon says:
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    I went to a Sox/Jays game earlier in the year and couldn’t believe that ‘stache when they showed Snider’s picture on the screen before his ABs. I ended up convincing myself that he was a huge fan of 1987 Larry Bird so that I could stop worrying about what he did with his spare time.

  13. Martin says:
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    @grey-can you rank valencia, j. weeks, and daniel murphy? Thanks

  14. Martin says:
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    @grey- as for the name for barmes maybe something to do with a microwave (how everything you heat up in the microwave gets cold in a couple minutes). So how about Barmes is a microwavable player…

  15. chata says:
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    @Grey:

    continuing with the Mmm theme , what are you going to do at
    Whole Foods , crack open a pound bag of M+M ‘s and bag them individually ?

    wire’s remorse is a winner …. go no further .

    c)

  16. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @chata: Yes, I am… Ha!

  17. SwaggerJackers says:
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    @Grey: Even after making a trade to acquire Tex and Youk, I still have a hole at 1B/3B. Which bum would you throw out there for next week in a H2H league: Dunn, Smoak or Moustakas? I guess I could also pick up Scott Sizemore. :/

  18. Birddawg957 says:
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    trade Aramis to get Mike Young thoughts

  19. brett says:
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    Is there need to worry about Jhoulys getting shut down early? He had 173 combined innings last year but he’s still just 23.

  20. EG says:
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    Phillips for Gallardo sound fair? I have Espinosa to fill in.

  21. CT Old School says:
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    Submitted for your consideration: add nauseum

  22. Fair trade?

    Aramis ramirez and Juam Niscaiso for Shaun Marcum and Lyle Overbay?

  23. tomscuba says:
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    Pick-off attempt

  24. I would call it the

    “HomerDOH”

    kinda like the “DOH” that homer simpson makes after he realizes he made another stupid decisoin.

    “I was out last night drinkin, got home and grabbed clint barmes off the waiver wire… HOMERDOH!. ANYONE WANT TO TRADE FOR A 32 YR OLD MIDDLE INFIDEL?”

  25. rak says:
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    Grey-

    I need strikeouts:

    McCutchen, J. Zimmerman and one of my closers(F-Rod, Storen, Perez, Valverde, Bastardo) for Lincecum and Garza? Fair trade?

  26. trade jesus montero and desmond jennings for Mike Trout in a keeper dynasty league?

    starting to lose faith in montero and jennings…

  27. Joel says:
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    Grey: I have 4 closers in my 6×6 h2h 12 teamer (Marmol, Street, Papelbon and Farnsworth). I’m considering offering Farnsworth, and Aramis Ramirez, for ARod. Would u do that deal if u were me? Is ARod significantly more valuable than Aramis ROS?

    THANKS!

  28. Mhfella says:
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    Hi Grey,
    Love the idea of Trout. Don’t really have room, though. Only dude I’m comfortable dropping would be Presley who is giving me needed steals and average but nothing else. Do you recommend doing that? Thanks!

  29. ujoh says:
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    Could use an Anchorman reference for the glossary term….”I immediately regret this decision!”

    I picked up Clint Barmes and knew I just jumped into the bear pit….

  30. Howard says:
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    @Grey I was trying to immortalize him in the same way as ‘pulling a Kotchman’ while playing on the phrase ‘the bum’s rush’: Getting the bum’s rush means ‘getting forcibly ejected’, like a bum would be by a bouncer or a store owner.

  31. Boyband says:
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    Heh, the barmes pickup is like in fishing — you reel it in, go meh and toss it back aka “Stash and Release”

  32. Rick Dempsey says:
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    @Grey: Of the top tier SP’s out there who do you think has the highest win potential?

  33. Martin says:
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    @grey- also who do you prefer morse or boesch? Should I try and sell high on my boesch?

  34. coco krispie says:
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    who’s better side rest of year? 12 team 5×5 w/MI and CI

    aramis and elvis or

    hanley and rolen

  35. Whiskey Diet says:
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    Ryan Roberts is on waivers, claim him and lose McGehee (as backup for Yoouk)?

    And, if you don’t mind, is Scherzer / Morse too much to give up for a Hamels or Gallardo?

    Thanks G

  36. Kelley says:
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    @Grey How about calling the Barmes of the world “Omar Little’s” after the ripoff artist on the Wire. On your team and out before you know what hit you. Maybe a little too esoteric and who knows, you might get sued?

    Anyway, what do you think about Jay-Z and Sparkakis for Krispie? Keeper league.

  37. Grey

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    @SwaggerJackers: Moose

    @Birddawg957: Don’t see the point.

    @brett: Yup

    @EG: Sure

    @CT Old School: It’s okay… More like add infinitum, no?

    @Dope man: Yup

    @tomscuba: Don’t love it.

    @Dope man: There’s a variation of d’oh in the glossary already.

    @rak: Looks fair.

    @Dope man: It’s a lot.

    @Joel: Eh

    @Mhfella: Go for it.

    @ujoh: Eh

    @Howard: I hear ya, but don’t love it.

    @Boyband: Catch and release no?

    @Rick Dempsey: Halladay

    @Martin: Morse..>Sure

    @coco krispie: Aramis side.

    @Whiskey Diet: Yup… Nope

    @Kelley: I’d hold on that trade. Don’t love the term.

  38. Birddawg957 says:
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    Yahoo flexability, have problems at first and second. Still have Gordon and Pedro on the DL at third and Cudd with his options is my starting 2B. Drafted Kendrys for my 1B so I’ve been down all season. Morse is starting now, but that might not last. 14 team league with 23 man rosters not much in free agent pool.

  39. Wilsonian says:
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    What about a play off of herschel re: picking up Barmes…

    Wire Fraud?

  40. mc serch says:
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    Hey Grey! Snider’s stache < Snidely Whiplash's stache, agree?
    Start Kennedy/Beachy in 12 team mixed?

  41. Cheese

    Cheese says:
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    Rank these three (8×8 including BB, SLG, H)
    J Weeks, Nishioka, Cozart
    Thanks,

  42. @Grey: definitely is a lot, but i need SB”s real bad. It’s an AL only league, and I have a feeling the yankees are going to use Montero as trade bait rather than bring him up (if he gets shipped to the NL, i would have rights to the player he is traded for). I have no clue what is going on with desmond jennings, but i feel like Trout may be better then him anyway. Also, i have buchholz on the DL , so i would be able to drop porcello in about 2 weeks anyway.

  43. keyser soze says:
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    @grey Re: Barmes waiver wire… first thought was almost identical to Wire’s Remorse, except mine was Flyer’s Remorse (guy you are taking a flyer on). Wire’s probably better.

    How about Beer Goggles – players that look good until you take them home and sober up.

  44. T-Bone says:
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    But will Cozart play enough, when Dusty has a Proven 1997 World Series Hero hanging around? Given that issue, you still like him to produce more this year as a hitter (don’t care that much about SBs) than such exciting SS alternatives as Facebone, Alcides, & Tsuyoshi?

  45. Rob says:
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    Grey – drop Furcal for Cozart?

  46. Joel says:
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    I sort of like “wire fraud”. I think that may be the best so far.

  47. CL says:
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    Grey: Let me ask you… 10 team dynasty. Holds count.

    I was just offered Crow & Pestano for Latos. I feel like I might take this. How do you feel about these relievers? I have the depth to move Latos.

  48. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Rob: grey said yes to that question earlier

  49. Benson says:
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    Hunter or Bernadina ROS?

  50. fallex says:
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    Thimble of coffee

  51. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Wilsonian: Don’t think it’s better than remorse.

    @mc serch: Agreed… Sit them there.

    @Cheese: Weeks, Cozart…

    @Dope man: Gotcha

    @keyser soze: There’s a Beerer Googles.

    @T-Bone: Not for the season but for now.

    @CL: Not crazy about it.

    @Benson: Hunter

    @fallex: Don’t think it works for this, but it’s a funny term.

  52. Ralph says:
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    @Grey…

    David Freese or Mark Reynolds?

  53. Wilsonian says:
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    @Grey: well Joel and I do!! Ha! Emoticon…

  54. keyser soze says:
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    @grey Guess I should read the glossary. Hmph.

    Last shot, how about 15 Minutes of Shame?

  55. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    grey,the last few days have been great post,im on my feat again(with a gimp)so ive been busy,but i do keep up with you guys,going to a louisville bats game tonight,bum pitchers throwing but maybe ill see some hr,s,and they sell a nice bloody mary too

  56. T-BZA says:
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    1) Crazy to think Nolasco’s a top 25 starter ROS? 2) Thoughts on Stubbs ROS? Sell? (12 team mixed context)

    Thanks.

  57. Up in this Mug says:
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    Grey, would you drop Domonic Brown for Trout in a vacuum?

  58. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    grey,maybin,brantley,seth smith,thames or byrd

  59. Rich says:
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    J-bay or Markakis for until Victorino is off the DL?

  60. L-Boogie says:
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    Playing off of Jack’s #11 post:

    What about an “add-junked” poisition.

    A play on the word adjunt. According to Websters:

    adjunct (adj \’a-j??(k)t\): attached in a subordinate or temporary capacity to a staff

  61. royce! says:
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    Great write up. “Anglos in the Outfield”! Ha! I tried to do some Trout fishing this morning, but remembered that you have to get up way too early to catch anything- he was all gobbled up in all my leagues (congrats, AL!). Fish jokes!

    I dealt Jor-Z the other day in my h2h. Though I only netted Latos, I felt kinda bad about getting anything decent for him considering the IP limit. Oh well. Survival of the fittest and what not. The guy I dealt him to won last year, so I don’t feel that bad.

  62. Mel says:
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    @Grey– Sorry for the repeat post, but I really could use your opinion on this one. Start Gio @Tex tonight, or give him the night off? How about Kennedy vs. StL?

  63. Tom the Niner says:
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    Grey, what do you think of this trade. I have Alex Gordon and Ryan Zimmerman. I could use pitching. I would trade Zimmerman and Wandy Rodriguez for Verlander and Pablo Sandoval.

  64. This is …” Freddie “Boom-Boom” Washington: “Hi there.” not really its Mr baseball

    Keeper League I would get

    Jose Tabata
    Jordan Zimmermann

    for

    Jayson Werth
    Brandon Morrow

    not worried about this year but I am for next year

    Vinnie Barbarino: “I’m so confused!”

  65. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @mrbaseball: barbarino,classic,mr kotter

  66. DHill Dragons says:
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    Braun still out of the Brewers lineup…the Hebrew Hammer was overheard saying this afternoon “I don’t ball on Shabbos, Ronnie!”

  67. Wilsonian says:
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    Starlin was dropped in my league. Here’s my lineup right now:

    C – Santana
    1B – Prince
    2B – Espinosa
    3B – Longoria
    SS – Andrus
    OF – Lind
    OF – Kemp
    OF – CarGo
    UTIL – Pena
    UTIL – Heyward
    BN – Bourn
    BN – Krispie

    Would you drop anyone of them for Starlin?

    Also have these guys: Verlander, Lincecum, Hamels, Beachy, Shields, Anibal, D. Hudson, Morrow. Would you drop Anibal or D. Hudson for him?

  68. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Ralph: Reynolds

    @Wilsonian: Ha!

    @keyser soze: It’s just okay.

    @AL KOHOLIC: Nice, glad you’re on your feet. Enjoy the game!

    @T-BZA: 1. Yes. 2. No

    @Up in this Mug: Nope

    @AL KOHOLIC: Brantley, Smith, Maybin…

    @Rich: Markakis

    @L-Boogie: That’s not bad at all. I’ll put it in the running.

    @royce!: Ha! Thanks!

    @Mel: Sit and start in some leagues.

    @Tom the Niner: Sounds good.

    @mrbaseball: Ha! I like it for you.

    @DHill Dragons: Ha!

    @Wilsonian: For another bench hitter? Nope…

  69. snopes says:
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    Re: Barmes. Chick flick. You went, wish you hadn’t.

  70. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @L-Boogie: Rudy said from above that he likes wire’s remorse better. I tried, L-Boogie.

  71. Chris says:
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    Any guess on how long Victorino is out? Trout or Markakis/Gardner as his replacement.

    I was thinking Trout if Victorino was out short term, I have a 2 year contract I can drop him into without problem

  72. zeke says:
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    @Grey or anyone

    Someone is offering me V Mart for Beltre. They seem like relative equals, aside from catcher scarcity and the fact that V Mart seems to be hurt. Is this a good deal? I own Zimmerman too, but can play him at UTIL. I punted catcher and currently have Lucroy. Straight points league.

  73. TheNewGuy says:
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    In my contract keeper league have been offered:
    Bruce ($22) + Quentin ($8) + Chacin ($5)
    FOR Miggy Cabrera ($37) + Bumgarner ($6)

    Do need to improve my OF and wanna bring Freeman up from my farm (so would replace Miggy at 1B), and also get a good keeper in Bruce (and maybe Chacin). Like it?

  74. CGGurchi says:
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    a tasty “Barmond Joy” – sometimes ya feel like a Clint Barmes, sometimes ya don’t…

  75. SwaggerJackers says:
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    @Grey: Was just offered Hosmer for Dunn. Can we officially move on from Dunn or is he going to have a monster second half?

  76. Tom the Niner says:
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    Grey, what if I do Ryan Zimmerman and Wandy for Greinke and Pablo?

  77. Brew Crew says:
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    Have rollins but considering a back up at ss…Cozart or D’Arnaud?? Worth dropping Jennings or Snider??

  78. gusto says:
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    Trout or Rajai Davis? I mostly just need the steals.

  79. Wilsonian says:
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    CarGo back in the lineup tonight.

  80. Art Vandelay says:
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    10 team standard 5×5 roto scoring, non-keeper league. Thinking of trading my Stubbs for Morse. I’m looking for power and average, but am currently leading in steals. Go for it or should I look for more for Stubbs?

  81. L-Boogie says:
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    @Grey: I object.

    And if he still doesn’t like it, I’ll STRENUOUSLY object.

    Thanks dude.

    (slippin Rudy a c-note)

  82. Buge Hoobs says:
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    10 team 5×5 MI …
    Cozart or Ian Desmond?

  83. Boyband says:
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    “Clint Stint”

  84. Buge Hoobs says:
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    12 team 5×5 + H, TB, OBP better BN slot
    Rizzo or Trout?

  85. Brew Crew says:
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    Offered Longoria but wants a 3B/2B combo in return…
    Who is fair or easiest to lose out of Espinosa/Utley as 2B & 3B Sandoval/Moose…Deal will go thru w/ one of each but wondering whos best to keep…Thanks

  86. Steve says:
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    Who would you rather have in your util spot today?
    Freeman against Halladay or Krispie against Lohse?

  87. matthew brady says:
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    grey will you be doing a top 100 for the second half again this year?

  88. Kelley says:
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    @Grey

    One more, what about Andre Ethier for Carpenter? I’d give Carp and currently have Markakis, Kemp, Cruz, D. Brown, and Rajai in the OF. My other pitchers are Halladay, Chacin, Zimmermann, Ogandi, Wandy, Bud Norris, Mad. Baum, and Humber. 10 team keeper.

  89. 16 team keeper league – took over team that is was in last place and still is in last place and will finish last and I will get 1st pick in nexts years draft

    NEED TO KEEP SIX
    WHICH SIX GREY

    Kevin Youkilis
    Asdrubal Cabrera
    Domonic Brown
    Ike Davis
    Brandon Belt
    Jose Tabata

    Gio Gonzalez
    Johnny Cueto
    Jordan Zimmermann
    Jonathan Papelbon
    Jaime Garcia

  90. Mr. Neutron says:
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    Yanks-Ray postponed.

  91. Mr. Neutron says:
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    Rays, that is.

  92. El Gato says:
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    Luebke or Bedard for rest of season?

  93. Art Vandelay says:
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    @Grey: Any suggestions for an OF with solid power/avg that would be fair for Stubbs? My AVG and RBI are terrible (which sucks, because I hate caring about those categories).

  94. I Am the Liquor says:
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    Grey- Drop either Lilly or EJax for J DLR?
    Thanks

  95. I Am the Liquor says:
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    @Grey: I meant R DLR, but I’m guessing you got that..

  96. nyydj2 says:
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    Hey Grey, you are going to start a whole new reality show with that sheetz, Extreme Shopping Baggers, tune in tonight as Grey Albright goes extreme bagging, he’s loading up his cart….but wait, now he’s unloading, whoah, he bagged the bagel counter girl, now he’s heading on to the deli clerk, wow, double bagged in the first aisle, he’s on a roll folks, um, on a bagel, I mean, now he has the cashier AND her supervisor in his sights, he’s going all out for the four bagger, wait a minute, picking up some needed supplies in the HBA aisle, now he’s loaded up with rubber for paper or plastic, he’s checking out the checkouts…..WHEN WE RETURN………..

  97. herschel says:
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    @Grey: roto league, ibanez or tabata ros?

    thanks.

  98. Steve says:
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    My opponent in H2H is starting Zach Britton. I may be able to bench my pitchers the rest of the week…

  99. ayebatter says:
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    Clint Barmes – This is the kinda waiver wire pickup you make then immediately look again at the waiver wire, find someone else and drop Barmes three minutes later. That kinda waiver wire pickup should have a name in the glossary. Suggest in the comments. Thank you.

    **Waiver Wire Waver**

  100. Buge Hoobs says:
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    10 team 5×5
    Luebke over Scherzer, ESantana or Arroyo?

    12 team 8×8 +tba, er, L
    Luebke over Ed Jax, Colby, Wandy or Arroyo?

  101. 626 Jack says:
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    herschel’s is the best,

  102. Steve says:
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    He also has Votto and Napoli (sad emoticon).

  103. Terrence Mann says:
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    Dear Baby Jesus,

    You think you could answer one more rainout prayer? Technically, it’s the same prayer. Gio vs. Texas. Thanks in advance.

    Terrence

  104. Terrence Mann says:
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    I wanted the strikeouts and Gio was a two start guy this week. My peripherals are ok……as of today.

  105. Wilsonian says:
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    It’s gotta happen…Napoli or Santana?

    Also, what do you think of the registered sex offender (Snider) for the rest of the year? Is he worthwhile in an 8 Teamer (already have him in the RCL and my 16 Teamer)?

  106. matthew brady says:
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    good trade or bad: just traded mauer for prado. my catcher is lucroy, 3b is ryan roberts, CI is moustakas

  107. K76154 says:
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    Scott Sizemore is hot recently, my 2B is Jemile Weeks. Should I drop weeks for Sizemore?

    I really need SB, but Coco Crisp is in a minor slump, and doesn’t run all that much recently. I also have Pagan who is running like crazy in past few games. So, should I drop Coco Crisp for Travis Snider?

  108. Brew Crew says:
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    Who has better 2nd half, Utley or Espinosa??

  109. Wilsonian says:
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    Papi and Gregg just got into it. It was pretty awesome. Gregg threw 3 straight pitches that almost hit Papi, the 4th one Papi lightly flew out to right center. He didn’t run to first and Gregg started yelling. Grown men fighting over baseball cracks my ass up.

  110. Steve says:
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    And of course I dropped Snider yesterday.

  111. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Brew Crew: across the board numbers i still give a edge to utley,but if you factor in the injury threat im not sure id trade espinosa for him

  112. SwaggerJackers says:
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    @Grey: Even after the hr today?

  113. K76154 says:
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    It’s time to drop Frank Francisco? My league has deep RP roster, so closers are more valuable. After all, Frank Francisco still has the best stuff among all Jay’s RPs. While his control is bad this year, he is also having a super high 0.380 BABIP, which should regress going forward. ERA around 3.5 in second half isn’t completely out of the realm of possibility. 3.5 ERA is still too high for closers, but it should already be the best among Blue Jay’s bullpen.

  114. hotrod says:
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    Grey – Which side Wins? 12 team 5×5

    Price N Ackley

    or

    Crawford n Dempster?

  115. Howard says:
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    @Grey I won’t even begin to try to understand the mind of Ozzie but apparently the green light is on again. That being said, would Pierre be a better SAGNOF than Presley?

  116. larry says:
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    Better spot starter for sat Rubby vs. SD or Dempster vs PIT?

  117. Kevnom says:
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    Grey, in my 12-team H2H, I am down 2 W, .04 WHIP, up only 3 Ks and am a solid .60 ERA ahead (though by no means is it a lock).

    With that in mind, which SP is best for today, prioritizing WHIP and Ks?

    Furbush v. KC (never faced them)
    Rubby De La Rosa v. SD (never faced them)
    Aaron Harang @LAD
    Pineiro v. SEA

    Thanks!

  118. Champion1337 says:
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    Barmes is part of the old two drop swap.

  119. TheNewGuy says:
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    Need to improve my rotation and a couple of decent options out there on the wire. Pick up Vargas or Luebke and drop Britton? Could use some more K’s too (couldn’t we all).

  120. 3rdGenSoxFan says:
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    I’ve always called a shaky waiver move a ‘Quaiver’

  121. Oilcan Giuseppe says:
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    Is everyone starting Price today at NYY?….when it comes to my best SP’s,I usually dont even think about it,I just start em’,but….bad things tend to happen to even the best SP’s in that stadium,and Price HAS been kinda’ inconsistent recently.

  122. dope man says:
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    Save vulture for ROS: guerra or pArnell??

  123. The Burghler says:
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    12 team head to head 7×7 with ops/ks

    Adam Jones or Alex Gordon for rest of season?

  124. paulzone says:
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    who should i drop first peavy or liriano?

  125. Jobanian says:
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    12 Team Roto. R, 2B, 3B, HR, RBI, SB, AVG and OBP. Rest of season: Freeman or Hosmer?

  126. paulzone says:
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    sorry, it may help to know that this is for a 12 team roto….pitching cats: w, l, s, hld, k, era, gidp, whip.

    so now, drop liriano or peavy first (will need to add a new player at some point)

    also, do you favor Hughes over both of them?

    thanks

  127. lopes says:
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    santana, niese, buehrle or corriera?

  128. Nuke LaDouche says:
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    Marcum has been struggling lately. Anyone starting him against the Redlegs today?

  129. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    News/Analysis Headlines Preseason Outlook
    Jennings dealing with finger issue: The St Petersburg Times reports Saturday that top Rays outfield prospect Desmond Jennings will miss the next several games, including the Triple-A All-Star game, with a bruised right index finger. “I don’t think it’s anything big,” Rays manager Joe Maddon said of the injury.
    (Updated 07/09/2011)
    Injury Report
    No information available at this time (Updated 7/9/11).
    Fantasy Analysis
    Jennings continues to play well for Triple-A Durham with a .278 batting average, 12 homers and 17 steals. He’s definitely in line for a promotion to the Rays sometime soon. That said, he hasn’t exactly wowed with his stats and that is why he’s not up yet. The time is coming, though, so Fantasy owners should be getting ready for it.

  130. Rick Dempsey says:
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    @Grey: What would you say about offering Jason Heyward and Carlos Quentin for Roy Halladay? Am I underpaying or would you take that?

  131. nick m. says:
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    I’ve been offered his Carl Crawford, Ryan Zimmerman, and Jordan Zimmerman for my Jay Bruce, Pablo Sandoval, and Jordan Walden.  10-team H2H.  I’m worried about JZ’s inning limits, and other pitchers I could maybe counter with are Greinke, Ian Kennedy, or Anibal Sanchez?  Should I accept?  Counter with a different pitcher?  Stand pat?

  132. mc serch says:
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    Jeter homers for 3,000….how improbable is that? Didn’t see it but I’m pretty sure he didn’t get down on all fours and kiss home plate a la Wade Boggs.

  133. Terrence Mann says:
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    Congrats, blue state Jeter.

    Heard a good trivia question this week. Besides Jeter, who are the three active players with 2500 hits and 300 sb?

  134. mc serch says:
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    @Terrence Mann: ARod, Damon and Ichiro?

  135. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @matthew brady: It’s okay.

    @K76154: You need SBs but you wanna drop your steals guys?

    @hotrod: Crawford

    @Brew Crew: Utley

    @Wilsonian: Nice

    @Howard: Yup

    @SwaggerJackers: No idea what this question is regarding.

    @K76154: If you can’t bench him…

    @larry: Rubby

    @Kevnom: Pineiro

    @Champion1337: Don’t think it’s better.

    @TheNewGuy: Luebke

    @3rdGenSoxFan: Don’t think it’s better than what we have suggested above.

    @dope man: Guerra

    @The Burghler: Jones

    @paulzone: Liriano

    @Jobanian: Freeman

    @paulzone: Hughes over both.

    @lopes: Niese

    @Nuke LaDouche: I wouldn’t in some leagues.

    @AL KOHOLIC: Dah

    @Rick Dempsey: It’s fair.

    @nick m.: Sounds good.

    @mc serch: As improbable as him being the first Yankee.

    @Terrence Mann: Hmm… A-Rod, Damon and ?

  136. Tom Thumb says:
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    @Grey:

    Kershaw or Heyward/Hellickson?

  137. Terrence Mann says:
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    ARod and Damon are right. I guessed Ichiro, too.

  138. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    omar vizquel with 2,819 hits and 401 steals

  139. Terrence Mann says:
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    @AL KOHOLIC: Yep.

  140. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Grey: yeah for the twins batted 119 times and hitting 269 this year

  141. Terrence Mann says:
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    @Grey: lmao

  142. Dominic says:
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    what about J zimm for Scherzer?

  143. Steve says:
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    Thoughts on Cueto today?

  144. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Steve: I think until he blows up you gotta keep starting him.

  145. Brew Crew says:
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    Need some pitching start/sit advice
    Hudson@STL
    Cueto@MIL
    Morrow@CLE

    Thanks

  146. Terrence Mann says:
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    Cliff Lee – COUNTRY STRONG!!!

  147. mc serch says:
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    @AL KOHOLIC: wow, cant believe he’s that close to 3000, Damon too….are these guys really HOF worthy? With the DH and some of the juiced up offenses of the 90s and aughts maybe this is becoming a cheapened standard. I read somewhere that there was like a 20-30 year period from like the 1930s-60s where only one or two guys did it…ahhhh, that’s when men were men and the sheep were nervous!

  148. Nick says:
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    @Grey: Saw Aramis in the sell section gave it a go and got an accepted trade! Got Evan Longoria….good or bad trade?

  149. TheNewGuy says:
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    @Nick: You got E Longoria for Aramis! Wow

  150. royce! says:
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    Wasn’t able to set my lineup before the games started today, so Jeter was on my bench…Jeter must’ve seen that as his opening to have an insanely productive day. What a jerk.

  151. 3FingersBrown says:
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    @Grey: What up holmes? Been away for a while making the TeeVee but I’m glad to see we’re on the same page. Love me some sweet Luebke action!

    My RCL team is a godforsaken mess but my other two squads are killin it. My 14 team roto squad looks like it was picked out of this weeks buy/sell and not coincidentally is in 1st.

    In the H2H keeper, I’m frustrated with my little Colby. Dude is very disappointing. Including OBP, would you drop him for Torii Hunter? Did I just say that? I did, didn’t I?

    One tear for Reyes. In real life baseball, my Mets have been surprisingly good. Beat the beard!

  152. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Alvarez off the DL and sent to minors.

  153. knighttown says:
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    Trout or Dunn for ROS?

  154. 3FingersBrown says:
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    @VinWins: We’re crying into our El Presidente’s here in Washington Heights.

  155. Matt Damon says:
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    Leubke or Vogelsong?

    /Obligatory Catcher A or Catcher B?!?!???!?? /end Obligatory

  156. 3FingersBrown says:
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    @Grey: I know it seems like a dumb question. He’s just been awful lately.

    Things are good man. How about you? I’ve been fortunate enough to get a Halloween special about zombies made for a cable station which I am contractually obligated to not mention. Been crazy busy first-time producing all spring and summer.

    Not sure how I’ve managed to keep up with my teams but I suppose that’s what production assistants are for! “Hey kid, read me the box scores while I drink my latte and twirl my moustache…”

  157. mucho macho man says:
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    Thinking about picking up Kyle Weiland for his major league debut against the Orioles tomorrow as a slight effya to the only guy that streams pitchers in our 8 team H2H league. Just don’t see why streaming’s necessary in the first place in an 8 teamer, especially when you’re already winning the counting stats AND you already have five two start pitchers going this week.

    Anybody know anything about Weiland (or whether or not Yahoo! will even add him in time for me to pick him up)? Would I be better off with Peavy

  158. mucho macho man says:
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    Cut myself off there. Need to keep the mouse away from the Submit Comment button until I’m done.

    To sum it up after my rant in the above post: Kyle Weiland, Peavy, or Pelfrey for the spot start tomorrow?

  159. Donnie Baseball says:
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    Grey, can’t stand posts like the one I’m going to do, but I’m getting desperate for ideas. So if you have the time look it over, if not skip it.

    20 teamer

    c- montero
    1b -Agon
    2b- Hill
    SS -Casilla
    3b- Reynolds
    of- Markakis, Bruce, Snider, Berkman
    Util -Ackley, Hafner, Butler
    Bench-Jennings, Brob, Coghlan

    Sp Nolasco, Bedard, Baker, Stauffer, Luebke, Harden, Farnsworth, Madson

    Bench- Oswalt, Volquez

    So I’m currently in 6th, near the top in all hitting categories except for SBs. But I’m thinking with Jennings, Coghlan, and Roberts on the bench I should gain there.
    But I’m near the botton in all pitching categories.
    I’m thinking of Agon for Halladay or something along those lines.

    Anybody really bored want to look this over and give suggestions. Any input would be appreciated.

  160. SwaggerJackers says:
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    @Grey: Since Dunn has a couple bombs this week, would you still recommend I take Hosmer instead? He did go 0-4 today….

    Thanks G.

  161. zgv says:
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    Had enough of him after 0-3 (and wanted to make the joke before you did).

    Should I drop Trout?

  162. 3FingersBrown says:
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    @Donnie Baseball: What about moving Sparkakis, Berkman or Moobs for a lesser pitcher.

    I hate the idea of trading a stud for pitching, even if his name is Halladay. Pitching is so volatile and you’re more likely to find pitching help on waivers than elite power.

  163. Steve says:
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    Useless effing Reds. How many guys in scoring position do you want?

  164. Donnie Baseball says:
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    @3FingersBrown:

    thanks, yeah I was thinking about Moobs for Morrow or Romero.

  165. 3FingersBrown says:
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    @Donnie Baseball: Yeah that’s more like it. I like RR better. Morrow scares me.

  166. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Matt Damon: Leubke….Ha

    @3FingersBrown: That’s great! Congrats! You gotta let us know when it airs. I’m good, working on a pilot for Oyfyfysypyryiynyg. Remove Y’s.

    @mucho macho man: I’d go with Peavy.

    @Donnie Baseball: Agree with Fingers. I’d sell a lesser hitter for a lesser pitcher. Berkman should be able to get you someone decent.

    @SwaggerJackers: If you need homers that bad, go with Dunn. Keep in mind he has three hits in the last ten games with two homers.

  167. timSTi says:
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    @Grey: Napoli or Wieters? I have Napoli on my DL and have been starting Wieters all year. Time to drop Wieters and ride Napoli’s bat?

  168. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    In Toronto’s last 162 games, Bautista has 60 home runs.

  169. Steve says:
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    F*** you Brazoban.

  170. 3FingersBrown says:
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    @Grey: Thanks and right back at you. Mos def! When the network gets their marketing shizz together, I’ll spread the word. Please do the same.

    I’ll be shooting an interview with WWZ author (and heir to comic royalty) Max Brooks out in LA soon but I think it’s going to be a fly in/shoot/fly out affair.

    @Donnie Baseball: Yeah get a good arm for Berkman before he breaks down.

    (in Mel Allen voice) Well howaboutthat? Ubaldo got a win!

  171. Jordo says:
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    I’m in an AL-only league, and am sorely hurting in HR, RBI, OPS, ERA and WHIP.

    I got an offer for Pedroia in exchange for Nelson Cruz and David Pauley.
    The move would mean I would have to pick up a 2B, with the best available on the wires being Lowrie and Raburn.

    Should I take the offer?
    If so, who should I pick up for 2B?

  172. Black Beard says:
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    ROTW, 6×5 (+OPS):

    Raburn, Sizemore, Hill, Bonifacio or Cozart?

  173. WDE05 says:
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    Grey…can I get your thoughts on this?…

    My offense has been dominant this week. I lead Rs by 14, 2bs by 7, RBIs by 13, SBs by 3, HRs by 1, Avg. by .31, and OBP by .50.

    Overall, I’m up 10-3 on the week. Would you sit your entire offense under those circumstances? My Avg and OBP both went down by around 20 points today. My thinking is that the only way my opponent would have a remote chance to catch me on those cats would be if I had a really awful day while his team bats .400+. Obviously there’s a good chance I’ll tie or lose HRs (he has Bautista so that might happen even if start everyone), but he doesn’t any elite speed guys so my lead of 3 on SBs is pretty safe.

    Am I over-analyzing and being too conservative considering that strategy? I’ve had a couple of epic sunday meltdowns where I blew leads of 11-2, so I guess I’m a little gun shy from that. Would you sit everyone or maybe just start the guys with really good match-ups and leave some slots open? Thanks for your input.

  174. Black Beard says:
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    Please choose a side:

    Bautista, Reyes and Stanton for Prince, A-Rod and Rollins?

  175. WDE05 says:
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    @Black Beard:

    Given that grey just announced Reyes as a sell, I can’t imagine he’s going with his side of that trade.

  176. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    grey,balfour get next shot at saves if bailey is gurt again?

  177. The Talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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    you guys like this deal in a dynasty keeper league?

    I get

    A Gon $47 and Romero $15

    I give
    Chisenhall $2, Montero $2, pineiro $10

    i think it’s a must take. just hate to give up chis at that price, i think he’ll be pretty decent, and dude will have him on his team the next 5 years.

  178. chata says:
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    @Terrence Mann: @AL KOHOLIC: @Grey:

    interrupting your earlier conversation (starting with #146) , omar vizquel
    is not on the twins roster .

  179. Terrence Mann says:
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    @chata: Grey was joking when he asked if Vizquel was active. Al was too, in his response.

  180. chata says:
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    @Terrence Mann:

    understand that .
    also that AL probably looked up vizquel on yahoo and saw that today’s
    opponent were the twins , and just blew the call .

    in any event , someone reading this in archives (much later than my
    12 hours time) should recognize that not everyone here believes that
    omar ever played for minnesota .

  181. Eric says:
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    Short term waiver pick up. Cross between a fluffer and a waiver. Flaiver. “If your waiting on Reyes to come back, my Flaiver of the day is Miguel Tejeda.” I don’t know…maybe its a reach but if you can incorporate something from the world of porn in to baseball its gotta be worth something…

  182. Oilcan Giuseppe says:
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    Grey and/or anyone else:who to start today?….

    Lind @ CLE/Carrasco or Morse vs COL/Chacin?

  183. Terrence Mann says:
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    @Grey: If batting 5th for Seattle is equivalent to batting 10th for the Yankees, what is the Yankee equivalent to Ackley batting 3rd?

    I wanna be a fly on the wall when Posada finds out he’s getting moved down again.

  184. K76154 says:
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    Jemile Weeks, Gordon Beckham, Scott Sizemore or Ryan Raburn for rest of the season?

  185. Wilsonian says:
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    Got a middle of the season, do I swap some players around, question. Here’s my sqaud in all it’s glory (which is currently in 2nd in my 8 Team H2H):

    C – Napoli
    1B – Fielder
    2B – Espinosa
    3B – Longoria
    SS – Andrus
    OF – Kemp
    OF – Lind
    OF – CarGo
    UTIL – Krispie
    UTIL – Heyward
    BN – Bourn

    SP – Verlander
    SP – Lincecum
    SP – Hamels
    RP – K-Rod
    RP – Santos
    P – Walden
    P – D. Hernandez
    P – Shields
    BN – Beachy
    BN – Anibal
    BN – D.Hudson
    BN – Morrow

    These guys are available on the wire: Frenchy, Castro, Trumbo, Kelly Jo, Freeman, Pena, LoMo, Rajai, Hosmer, Snider, Walker, Torii

    We count H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG., OBPS

    Do you, Grey, or anyone else see a good move of dropping someone and picking up a bat or two that may help down the road?

    With my stud pitching at the front of my rotation, I’m not sure all of those arms are necessary, but don’t know if I should actually drop anyone. If I did, it would probably be Anibal.

  186. Bosmosis says:
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    Looking for a fill-in for Reyes in my 5×5 H2H league. Who do you take among Barmes, Cozart, Escobar, or Scutaro?

  187. Wilsonian says:
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    Oh, and CarGo is cargoing to get an MRI on his wrist on Monday.

  188. yankees2011 says:
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    Hello Grey. Don’t know if you’re listening now, and I know this was asked earlier, but would you still recommend holding on S. Drew for Cozart (I have Drew). He absolutely sux!

    My team is going down the crapper this week and I don’t think I will recover. Oh well. The run had to end sometime.

    Any assistance from anyone concerning Drew/Cozart would be much appreciated.

    Thanks all!

  189. Joel says:
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    a quick question, on a trade:

    I have 4 closers (Marmol, Paps, Street and farnsworth) in my 6×6 h2h league. If you were me, wld u make either of these 2 trades: Starlin Castro and Marmol for either 1) Tulo or 2)hanley? or is that too much to give? Thanks!

  190. chata says:
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    @yankees2011:

    just dropped drew , in my 10 team h2h , for escobar

  191. Wilsonian says:
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    @Joel: do either one.

  192. paulzone says:
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    We have transactions limit of 40 per year so i can’t stream or pickup/drop hot pitchers all day…so any swap or swaps would you make to this SP staff for the ROS (note: i also have chipper to drop):

    current SPs: hamels, sabbathia, beachy, ogando, wandy, peavy, liriano

    available SPs: hughes, harden, dempster, danks, sanchez, lewis, dlr, capuano, vargas, mcclellan, bedard, leake

    (roto league – w, l, hld, s, k, era, whip, gidp) IP limit suggests 6 man rotation…

    thanks!!

  193. Wilsonian says:
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    @Grey: do you like Anibal more than Morrow for the rest of the year? Even in a league that counts Ks and Ks/9?

    I’m not gonna lie, I’m a bit of a dirty K-whore.

  194. chata says:
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    @Grey:

    yeah , i’m hoping to reverse that add/drop of escobar for drew later in the year , but for now drew’s playing like shizz .
    the determining factor in my decision , however , was next week’s schedule .

  195. Grey

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    @Wilsonian: Forgot about the K-rate thing, hold.

  196. Wilsonian says:
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    @Grey: so you wouldn’t make any changes out of that roster? I guess Hernandez will be droppable when Putz comes back.

  197. Wilsonian says:
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    @Grey: holding. When Hernandez loses his gig, drop him for Pena?

  198. sean says:
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    Trade Kimbrel and Salas for D. Price?

  199. agarthered says:
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    How about did the HBP on reynolds look? anyone see it?

  200. grey – 2 quick questions

    6×6 league (ops; holds)

    1. presumably losing ARod for next 3-4 weeks, who do you like most for 3B replacement – Ian Stewart, Eduardo Nunez?

    2. Middle Relievers – ROS; please rank following:

    Kenley Jansen
    Eduardo Sanchez
    Luke Gregerson
    Al Albequerque
    Chris Sale

    Thx

  201. paulzone says:
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    peavy is such a chump, just for the record. he calls his team out, then sucks in his next two starts. he’s a bum and he will no longer play for my team. sob!

  202. thx; much appreciated.

  203. The Burghler says:
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    12 team head to head 7×7 with ops/ks

    Hardy or Cozart?

  204. MJD22 says:
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    @Grey: How close are Kemp and Miggy in value for the rest of 2011?

  205. Mr. Neutron says:
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    Grey,

    Please rank for saves for ROS:

    Adams
    Nathan
    Chapman
    Lidge
    Uehara
    Ol’ Dirty Bastardo
    Parnell
    Guerra

  206. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    A-ROID elects to have surgery,out 4-6 weeks,and i doubt its albert 4-6 weeks

  207. Steve says:
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    Asked this in the forums, but I’ll throw it in here too – Howard or Votto for the 2nd half?

    12-team, H2H – OBP counts and my team has AVG issues.

  208. herschel says:
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    @Grey: more saves second half, adams or d. hernandez?

    thanks.

  209. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Steve: votto

  210. ruah says:
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    Took over a team and it has both Mauer and VMart. Not very high on Mauer at all, never have been, and Trumbo is available(not much available on this wire). Would you just dump Mauer for Trumbo’s power?

  211. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    grey-schierholtz or trout

  212. Wilsonian says:
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    @herschel: just my opinion, but Adams has a much better shot at being a long term closer. Hernandez has been great in his role, but Gibson already said Putz will take over the closer’s role when he returns, which is probably the 2nd series after the ASB.

  213. Steve says:
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    @AL KOHOLIC: Curse you on Schierholtz!

    Watch out, AL – I’m coming to get you…

  214. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Steve: A-ROD out a month or more will hurt me

  215. Wilsonian says:
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    Do you like Emilio Boneface over Hardy, Freese, or J. Weeks?

  216. Black Beard says:
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    W. Ramos or Soto, ROTW?

  217. Steve says:
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    @AL KOHOLIC: Yeah – searching the wires for a 3B is a pretty depressing experience.

  218. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Steve: especially in that league,guys are holding rolen and the likes

  219. Steve says:
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    Could probably have done without that little Niese cameo.

  220. The Sequential Hermaphrodite says:
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    Billy Butler or Mark Trumbo?

  221. Joel says:
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    Grey:

    SP off waivers tomorrow morning in my 6×6 h2h:

    Dickey, Vargas or Harang?

    can you rate them? THANKS!!

  222. Fletch says:
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    @Grey: Please rank Zito, Stauffer and Luebke…

  223. ruah says:
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    Vargas, Harang , Liriano or Zito somewhat long term. Or take a chance on Baker that his elbow will be OK?

  224. Fletch says:
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    Cueto or Chacin?

  225. herschel says:
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    @Wilsonian: thanks!

  226. WDE05 says:
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    Grey, is it time to give up on Jake Peavy? Thankfully he was on my bench, but he got shelled again today.

    What do you think about Johan Santana as a DL stash?

    Same question on Ike Davis and Tabata.

    I already have Hosmer (and your favorite player, Butler) so I don’t really have room for Davis, but he was great for me earlier this year so if he comes back strong I’d hate to let someone else grab him.

    I’m also considering picking up Chapman despite the fact I’m not in a league with holds. His K rate has been insane so just for the ratio help and Ks he could help. I currently have 8 starters and 2 closers.

  227. Brian says:
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    Here are some probable starters I found for this week – if you have to set your lineup for the whole week by tonight like in my league, this might help. Not all teams have announced them.

    A’s (vs. Angels): McCarthy, Harden, Cahill, Gonzalez
    Indians (at Orioles): Masterson, Tomlin, Carrasco, Talbot
    Mariners (vs. Rangers): Vargas, Fister, Hernandez, Beavan
    Orioles (vs. Indians): Guthrie, Arrieta, Simon, TBA
    Rangers (at Mariners): Holland, Lewis, Wilson, Harrison
    Royals (at Twins): Chen, Hochevar, Francis, Paulino
    Twins (vs. Royals): Liriano, Blackburn, Pavano, Duensing
    White Sox (at Tigers): Floyd, Jackson, Peavy

    Astros (vs. Pirates): Myers, Norris, Rodriguez
    Braves (vs. Nationals): Hudson, Jurrjens, Hanson
    Cardinals (at Reds): Lohse, Carpenter, Westbrook
    Cubs (vs. Marlins): Garza, Dempster, Zambrano, TBA
    Dodgers (at Diamondbacks): Kershaw, Kuroda, Lilly
    Giants (at Padres): Bumgarner, Lincecum, Zito, Cain
    Mets (vs. Phillies): Dickey, Niese, Pelfrey
    Marlins (at Cubs): Sanchez, Nolasco, Vazquez/Volstad
    Nationals (at Braves): Hernandez, Lannan, TBA
    Padres (vs. Giants): Harang, Moseley, Luebke, Latos
    Phillies (at Mets): Worley, Hamels, TBA
    Pirates (at Astros): Karstens, Maholm, Correia
    Reds (vs. Cardinals): Cueto, TBA, TBA
    Rockies (vs. Brewers): Jimenez, Nicasio, Chacin, Cook

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