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Sorry, but I have to now…  Some of them try to pitch but they can’t pitch like this… Some of them try to pitch but they can’t pitch like this… Some of them try to pitch but they can’t pitch like this… Some of them try to pitch but they can’t!  Slap yourself in the mouth if that just reminded you of the time you wore your clothes backwards.  Not because of the memory, but because YOU WORE YOUR CLOTHES BACKWARDS.  You a damn fool!  I love you though.  C’mere, we’ll do a prayer trapezoid for the part of your psyche that can’t forget your teen years.  Imma let you finish, but Kris Medlen is my favorite pitcher of ALL-TIME.  Or at least of this week.  In 237 career innings (about one season if the Braves stop yanking his chain), his numbers are 11-8/3.49/1.22/196.  He’s basically a fantasy number two — better than, say, Yu Darvish — if he were starting.  Sure, there’s some issues with taking 237 innings that were partially in relief, but in his even shorter career as a starter, he’s shown that he can give around a 7 K-rate, 2 walk rate and around a 3.50 ERA.  Now that Hanson and Jar-Jar are laid up with the DL blues (which is the 2nd worst song off Arroyo’s last album; first being, “I Wanna See You, Don’t Say You’ll Mullet Over.”), I’d grab Medlen in every league and hope he sticks even when Hanson returns.  Anyway, here’s some more players to buy or sell this week in fantasy baseball:

Psyche!  Before we get into the Buy/Sell, just wanted to remind people that if they want to get in fantasy football leagues, they should click that link and join the football RCLs.  Anyway II, here’s the Buy/Sell:

BUY

Dan Straily – Just went over my Dan Straily fantasy.  I wrote it while singing, “Every day I’m hustlin’!”

Paul Maholm – Could be a mid-3 ERA guy the rest of the way on a pennant-contending team that should give him a chance for Wins.  Do I trust Maholm?  Not as far as I can throw him, but since I’m a 170 lbs of pure muscle with only 2% body fat, I could probably shot-put him about 7 feet.  Cust kayin’, four lady readers.

A.J. Griffin – You know I just gave you my A.J. Griffin fantasy last week, and because you read Razzball before that anniversary card you got from your wife, you knew that.

Patrick Corbin – He looks like he could be a fantasy number three, which means he could be a number one or five on any given day, usually it means a line of 6 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners and 5 Ks.  In fact, that’s gonna be his next start.  Anyone want some action on that?

Greg Holland – By day Wal-Mart greeter, by night the Royals closer.  It’s in his contract; nothing he can do.

Andrew Bailey – I’d absolutely stash him if I had an open DL spot.  I absolutely don’t think he sees more than 5 saves this year.

Steve Cishek – Probably if managers had no egos they’d be terrific managers, but they get caught up with the whole, “Well, I said this guy was my closer, so I have to stick with that otherwise it’ll appear like I’m indecisive or worse stupid.”  Ironically (if I’m using irony correctly here, only the British know for sure), their constant avoidance of trying to look stupid makes them look stupid.  Of course, Cishek is better than Heath Bell and should’ve been the closer all year.  If you stick string beans into a burrito and put a little Marlins jersey on it, it would be better than Bell.

Wilton Lopez – He should get saves if there are any, but here’s a prediction tangentially related to the Astros.  I bet their biggest offseason signing is bringing Biggio back as a hitting coach.  It’s the ol’ nice radio in the piece crap car trick.

Chris Johnson – I spent $4 FAAB bucks on this, just to be like, ‘You ain’t up on this,’ Kanye.  Eventually, it will all fall down for Johnson, but I’d own him while he’s hitting.

Mike Olt – Just went over my Mike Olt fantasy.  I wrote it while dressed as Little Bo Peep.

Garrett Jones – I could probably tell you to pick up Jones for weeks straight and you never would.  I get it.  He’s boring as dog balls.  According to our Fantasy Baseball Player Rater, Jones has been better than Ichiro, B.J. Upton, Matt Joyce, Nick Swisher, Markakis, Maybin and Bryce Harper.  In the last 20 day Player Rater, he’s been better than Matt Kemp, Justin Upton, Tupac Hologram, Flavored Popcorn Salts and Now I’m Just Seeing If You’re Still Reading.

Chris Carter – People have compared him to a young Ryan Howard.  Those people are me being coy.

Todd Frazier – Obviously, he didn’t want to hit while on my team, but since I’ve dropped him he’s started going off again.  I’ll make you another Lind-type deal and not pick him up so he continues to drop bombs with no qualms.

Brett Wallace – This post is going bonkers long so I’ll direct you to our prospect writer, Scott’s Brett Wallace fantasy.  It’s a good read; I especially liked the 14th sentence.

Josh Vitters – Scott just also touched on Vitters in the non-sexual way in his top ten fantasy baseball prospects for the rest of this year.  Vitters has been reviled for his lack of a walks (just 71 times over 1,666 plate appearances — ha!).  The whole city of LA doesn’t walk and…Well, it’s reviled everywhere but LA, too, so there’s that.  Vitters comes with high expectations simply because Cubs fans are like a 104-year-old virgin who would just love to touch the playoffs’ boobies.  He has solid power and this year he’s finally taking a free pass (not dramatically, but he’s been better — 30 BBs in 439 PAs).  The Cubs have no reason not to let him play 3rd for the final two months and have said that.  If you want to take a flyer in NL-Only leagues now, I would.  In most mixed leagues, I’d wait until we see something.

Casey McGehee – It is obviously the week of 3rd basemen.  The Yankees have assembled one of the best pennant-contending teams — Andruw Jones, Eric Chavez, Freddy Garcia, Raul Ibanez, Ichiro — if this were 2002.   I can only imagine some of the dated conversations in that clubhouse.  Yo, you guys finish the Austin Powers trilogy yet?  It’s so phat!  McGehee isn’t quite as dated as some of these schmohawks, but he sure seems like he fits in perfectly.  He’s one of those players who feels like he was good ten years ago.

Stephen Lombardozzi – It’s the guy with the jobber’s name.  He’s also hitting over .300 in the last week with no power or speed.  My MI slot would probably need to be held down for a count of five before I went with Lombardozzi but in some deeper leagues you just need counting stats.

Domonic Brown – I know you’ve been burned by him before.  I’ve burned by him too.  C’mon, let’s cuddle.  I didn’t say touch my mustache.  I don’t think Brown’s going to steal many (if any) bases because of his recent knee injury, but he has everyday playing time and upside.  For serious, if you ever saw him swing the bat and run, you’d own him.  There’s a reason why scouts used to drool over him.

Jonathan Lucroy – Said like Paul Prudhomme, “Lucroy good if yo’ catcher slot is a po’ boy.”

Ryan Ludwick – Dusty benched Ludwick yesterday because he had four homers in four days and Dusty wanted to make sure he stayed fresh.  It would be a good experiment to see if the Reds managed by a War Games supercomputer with Ronald Reagan Jr. operating the controls can outperform Dusty’s Reds.  I’m guessing the Reds are a 162-0 team if they’re managed by, say, Rosie the Robot, but what do I know?

Starling Marte – I love the Pirates handling of Marte thus far — bring him up and let him play every day.  I also love that he’s filling important fantasy categories.  Gotta enjoy when a guy is barely hitting for average and still has steals and homers.  Would enjoy it more if he started hitting .280-plus.  I’m giving him another week, but time’s getting precious and he needs to do everything, otherwise he’s getting jettisoned (SAT Word of the Day!).

Travis Snider – You held your $100 in FAAB all year in your NL-Only league, just biding your time until the deadline deals… For the ‘Trading Deadline’ week, you told your Mom to make you some lasagna to celebrate the big names moving to the NL, and you would be wearing only gotchies all week because you didn’t have time for “no dizzam shower!”  Well, here’s your big prize — Travis Snider.

Carlos Gomez – His baseball ability is hot garbage that you find in an oven on Venus, but he’s got some hot schmotatoness that you can’t find unless you look at about a dozen or so other players.  For now, I’d own him.  That ‘for now’ might be over by the time I finish this senten–

SELL

Stephen Strasburg – Recently, Strasburg, Virginia’s sometimes-mayor and local skopkeeper, Vern Degoof, said his town wasn’t putting any pressure on the Nationals to keep pitching Strasburg through his 160 inning threshold.  The petition to change the town name to Dickeywood is total bunk created by an overzealous media.  Rizzo, Nats GM (not 90’s prank caller), has said there’s no intention to shut Strasburg down early.  Though TMZ did get pictures of his fingers crossed.  Strasburg just had one lousy game vs. the Phils.  If he has one more, the Nats can easily say, “Oh, well, we wanted to keep pitching him, but he’s tiring.  Shucks, we’re gonna skip him…for five turns.”  Even if they don’t shut him down (which I think they’d be fools not to), he could legitimately tire and not be as effective.  At this point, I’d say he’s already beyond the point of what you should’ve expected of him.  I.e., the rest is gravy, and gravy is good, but it would be nice if you had some turkey to put it on.  I don’t think you should sell him for a once-worn Jake “The Snake” Roberts boot, but I’d definitely listen to offers.

  1. Pops says:
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    Who would you rather go to battle with the rest of this season? Innings limit Strasburg or innings limit Sale? Choose wisely, great mustachioed one.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dah… Sale

  2. fyke62 says:
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    Thanks for NOT picking Fraizier back up. I need the fantasy points. LOL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem…

      • fyke62 says:
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        @Grey,

        He you think you can do the same with Straily? LOL

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’ll see what I can do…

  3. Jomar says:
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    Medlen is on waivers and clears on Saturday; Straily is on waivers and clears on Sunday. I can pick one of the 2. Which do I take? H2H dynasty league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Straily

  4. Charles says:
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    12-team h2h; is Sandoval plus Latos for Bautista a fair offer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair…

  5. Salty Balty says:
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    start Burnett sunday @ Cin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would….

  6. Sagnof Specialist says:
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    Start J-Mac at Cincy tomorrow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d bench him until we see a good start…

  7. Sparks says:
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    Start Wandy@Cin or Masterson@Detroit….have to start one.

    Masterson has been bad/good/bad/good for the last 8 starts-last was a bad-next up good?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wandy

  8. potus says:
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    Dirks or Boesch? Say that fast 10 times

    Cargo or Miggy?

    Have a solid weekend. Go see TED if you haven’t already. I would be shocked if you haven’t seen it but a prerequisite is a viewing of Flash Gordon. I felt sorry for 90% of the theater who hadn’t seen it.

    keep rockin’
    -YHL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Boesch… Ha! Miggy… I saw it, and thought it was funny…

  9. Dominic says:
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    Olt or Wallace? I already have three 1B in Pujols, Rizzo and Konerko and my 3b is Prado who has been slipping but I have Longoria coming off the DL soon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Olt

  10. Dan Rydell says:
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    Thinking of dealing Adam Jones and Jordan Zimmermannnnnn for Matt Holliday and Dan Haren. Struggling to fill LF (currently Yonder, bleh) and could use the K’s but am I giving up too much? Jordan has been so steady…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Jones, it’s not close…

  11. Sal says:
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    who do you spend the waiver pick on olt or straily

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Straily…

  12. Howard says:
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    @Grey, I like the girl in the Meh tshirt! What can I say, mom’s basement is pretty meh! That being said, when my man Giancarlo comes back who’s the one to drop, Cespedes or Boesch?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Boesch

  13. Jr says:
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    How would you rank these ROS? Ruiz, M. Montero and pierzybski? I can get Ruiz and arod for montero. Have Hanley playing third and Espinosa at short, but when arod comes back would move Hanley to short if I traded for him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take the trade…

  14. Phil says:
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    Is Dirks in the starting lineup tonight?
    Would you start Dirks or Chris Johnson for the weekend ?
    Would you pick up Tommy MIlone? Will he bounce back?
    No more questions.
    Thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure on Dirks… Johnson… I’d hold off on Milone…

  15. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Damn you Davey Johnson, why would you sit Morse in Game 1?

    Go get fat again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! Yeah, don’t get it…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey, I did pick up Lombo for the doubleheader in the RCL. I like to stream hitters since there is now max number of games played. What do you call that?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I picked him up for today’s DH too… Fingers crossed… There should be a term for it…

          • Simple Jack says:
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            @Grey, we have always used daily double when we would pick guys up for double headers…for a hitting streamer I’m not sure. Here are some poorly thought out ideas

            Rent-a-bat

            One Night Bat

            Qucik Stick

            Stick in the Dark

            Lollipop

            Disposable Hitter, Stick, Bat

            Monthursday Temp – most likely days of the week you would use them.

            Disposabat

            Disposabatipating

            DGOF – Don’t go O fer

            Rip Stik

            Flash Bat

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hmm… Yeah, don’t think we’re there yet…

  16. bean says:
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    Suzuki to the Nats……So sorry Sandy.

    Starting Clayton Richard tonight? I am preparing to be underwhelmed again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Richard at home, yeah…. Suzuki — bleh…

  17. Jon says:
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    Choose two to start tonight/this weekend: Kendrick, Boesch, Snider

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Boesch…

  18. Simple Jack says:
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    In reference to our conversation yesterday about hawaiian shaved ice and mexican food joints, is the cougar one of the four female readers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      She would be five… She doesn’t play FBB, but I think she does a Find for “cougar”… Thanks!

      • Simple Jack says:
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        @Grey, oops

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Just kidding…

          • Simple Jack says:
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            @Grey, I figured, I’m just covering my ass with the coug. I’m sure you are a wonderful lady.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              The best!

  19. Simple Jack says:
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    My FBB, fantasy baseball boyfriend (babys mama term), signed up for football with me so we could play in the same league, got bounced by the commish and replaced. I know this ain’t your department but what the hell.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch… That’s not cool…

      • Simple Jack says:
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        @Grey, those damn footballjocks are bully’s

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I know!

  20. royce! says:
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    Would you drop Parker for Medlen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would in most leagues…

  21. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    Funny on your Strasburg post. I just offered a guy who has him as a 15 round keeper Roy Halladay and Holland so I can keep him next year and the guy told me to kick rocks. Glad to see he’s leading our league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Yup…

  22. Wilsonian says:
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    Ok, time for trade scenarios. I’ve been trying to deal Strasburg prior to this post. It’s a keeper, but shallow, so he isn’t on my keeper radar. Can you rank these scenarios and let me know if you’d do any of them or not?

    Jennings/Stras for Hamilton
    Jennings/Stras for Stanton
    Jennings/Stras for Rizzo
    Jennings/Stras for Granderson (might be able to do just Stras)
    Jennings/Stras for Ellsbury

    In any deal I could then pickup Rasmus, LaRoche, Medlen, or some other available guys.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Stanton, Hamilton, Grandy (if thinking of this year)…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, Thanks. Got an offer for Stanton right now. Haven’t heard yet. And yes, it’s just for this year. It’ll have no effect on my keepers at all.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cool, yeah, take Stanton…

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Grey, Don’t know if he’ll take it. But I offered. I know he has a man crush.

  23. TheNewGuy says:
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    Straily finally added to ESPN database. Hoping for a mediocre start tonight as if he dominates I aint got a chance of getting him on waivers! (9/16 priority). Sure others feel the same.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, our luck he’ll throw a no-hitter tonight…

  24. Adam says:
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    Scott’s 14th sentence was both enlightening and refreshing. Will read again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I submitted it for a Nobel…

  25. Ronkonkoma says:
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    You’ve gotta be fucking kidding me… 3 doubleheaders on my team today. Ruggiano is apparently hurt, Morse has a tummy ache, and Harper is sitting the first game. I need a whiskey right meow!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ll take some milk meow!

    • Prezii says:
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      @Ronkonkoma, cuse me sir… Are you saying “meow”?

  26. Ciao Grey — Two questions based on some of the names above (all in a 16-team redraft roto league):

    –My three weakest pitchers are Anibal, Matt Moore, and Medlen. Are Straily, Minor, or Iwakuma an upgrade over any of them? My biggest need is Ks, followed by WHIP.

    –And my weakest hitter is Berkman. Please rank the top 3 or so replacements for him between Jon Jay, Dominic Brown, Snider, Ruggiano, and Olt. My biggest need is AVE, followed by R and OPS.

    Thanks and buon weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Minor over Anibal if he doesn’t do well tonight… Snider, Olt, Brown…

  27. Giancrowave says:
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    Anyone droppable for Straily? If Yahoo! adds him..
    Anibal.
    Medlen.
    Milone.
    Norris.
    Benoit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Benoit

  28. Prezii says:
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    Here are my unrelated to baseball friday questions…

    1.. where the bleep is Chata? Its been weeks…
    2.. good call on rutledge…. ?
    3.. what happened to the creeper of the week? He gave up on it??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m worried about Chata… Really not sure… 2. Yup 3. It’s coming on Sunday…

      • Prezii says:
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        @chata, come home! Haha

        Have a good day lil bo peep!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Maybe someone in his RCL league could ask him if he’s okay… Where’s Steve?

          • Prezii says:
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            @Grey, ive seen steve! Hes lurkin around here somewhere im sure.. havent seen chata in like 2-3 weeks though.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              We gotta ask Steve to put out the Chata signal, I think he can reach him…

              • Prezii says:
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                @Grey, steve magic can do anything he puts his mind to!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I think Steve Magic works when he puts his mind to something else and the inverse happens… So maybe he doesn’t try to get Chata? Now I’m confused…

                  • Steve says:
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                    @Grey, He’s all good as far as I know. We swapped emails the other day.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Tell him we miss his face…

                    • Wilsonian says:
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                      @Steve, I miss chata. I miss him making smart ass comments to everything I post. Where the f-ing f did he go?

                    • Prezii says:
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                      @Wilsonian, i sent out a bloodhound and search party.. paid good money so they better come back with chats!

                  • Prezii says:
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                    @Grey, haha i agree.. steve magic is a very confusing thing!

  29. Mets Mess says:
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    start milone home vs. TOR?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  30. pipa says:
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    What should I do with Harper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tell him to start hitting…

      • pipa says:
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        @Grey, I just wanna drop him on his ass!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      So AWESOME… I was grateful it wasn’t “Put it in your mouth”…

  31. The Vaporizers says:
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    Buehrle, Karstans, Detwiler = Drop any of them for Medlan?

  32. Carnac says:
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    The Dodgers just acquired my Friday Night Streamer, Joe Blanton. With all of the extra Broxton uniforms in the clubhouse, he’s a good fit for the team.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, saw that… Not a terrible real world pick up by them….

      • Carnac says:
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        @Grey, Agreed. But for Ks, Alyssa from LA might be surprised to see Blanton and Dempster with similar ROS numbers.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          She’s got a new man in town to welcome…

  33. Deadwoods says:
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    So it’s 5:00 ET. It takes 35 minutes to get home by subway (including transfer). Yahoo still hasn’t added Straily. I don’t want to miss the add while I’m in transit (yes, I’m that desperate for pitching). But the Oakland game is a few hours away. Would you a) wait a bit longer at work b) head home and feed my cats because the add won’t happen for a while or c) go to my fantasy baseball 12-step meeting and pretend I didn’t write this post. Thanks

    • The Vaporizers says:
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      @Deadwoods, Just go home, he is going to go on waivers for two days. You won’t be able to pick him up before his start…

    • Prezii says:
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      @Deadwoods, oh my god.. go home!!!! They wont add him til tonight when the reset rosters! Then like vap said hes goin on waivers.. Poor guy… i feel ur pain though. 12 steps we need!

  34. The Vaporizers says:
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    one more for ya…

    Which duo you like better for rest of the season, and does your opinion change if its a keeper league?

    Trumbo and Butler

    or

    Pujols and Headley

    I have Pujols/Headley for both scenarios, but its pretty close

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Pujols’s side, but it is close…

  35. Grey,

    Would you trade Gallardo and Pablo Sandoval for Jay Bruce?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  36. Carnac says:
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    Just saw an update on the weird Hamilton saga: Apparently his personal issue is related to TOBACCO USE.

    • Prezii says:
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      @Carnac, he stopped chewing when he plays.. like 2 weeks ago i heard about that. I imagine the adjustment would be pretty difficult.

      • Carnac says:
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        @Prezii, Thanks for the info…

        • Prezii says:
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          @Carnac, thank you sir. You are the one with the info, i just throw my two cents in!

  37. Carnac says:
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    Came across this earlier today. From the big mind of Bruce Bochy:

    “On whether he thought Sandoval’s risk would go up playing first base: “No, really, I didn’t. It’s usually where like in Little League, you put the fat guy over there and you didn’t worry about injuries. But he did a pretty good split. I guess anytime you make a change with a player, there’s a slight risk there.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! I kinda like him a bit more now…

  38. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    All I can say is Im loving myself some LaRoche right now. Another bomb…not bad for a FA 1b after Youk took a shiz on my team

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, good time to have LaRoche…

  39. Wilsonian says:
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    Brett Jackson with the call.

  40. Steve says:
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    Couldn’t stand it any more – I dropped Youk in the RCL.

    Watch him start hitting now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Steve Magic…

  41. Bench Ajax vs Masterson tonight?

    or maybe Butler vs. Bills?

    sorry i asked this in the forums tooo, but its getting late.

    thanks!
    -dave

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Butler

  42. Hank says:
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    I’m looking for a reliever to help out in holds and ratios (and maybe pick up a save or two in the process). Who of the following would the best option: Gregerson, R. Ross, Balfour, Crow or Jepsen? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crow

  43. slew says:
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    Start Latos in a fourteen team league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would…

  44. Simple Jack says:
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    The Dodgers get Blanton and now have claiming rights on Cliff Lee. Any thoughts? Being a Dodgers fan I have alot and they are very explative laden.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lee would be huge, but he should be a number one anywhere… Blanton’s value goes up a notch…

      • Simple Jack says:
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        @Grey, I like the value of Lee but why the hell would we want our four best pitchers to be lefties. I guess this is more of a real world baseball thing.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Think they’re just taking best SPs available rather than wanting it that way…

          • Simple Jack says:
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            @Grey, I hear that, but I would like to see better balance. Who knows maybe Blanton becomes our number 3

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, he could be…

  45. C.O.C. says:
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    16 team league, several guys out on the wire worth a pick-up but I have to make room: Lucroy or Rosario rest of the year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wilin

  46. Simple Jack says:
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    Would you drop McDonald for Straily? take into consideratio that I have to be gold with all my adds the rest of the way to finnish respectably, conservative moves arent going to cut it either.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I could see the gamble, but I’d prefer to wait to see what Straily does…

      • Simple Jack says:
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        @Grey, I also have Lincoln and my gut says hold on him in case the Blue Jays are out of it and want to audition him for next year

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I really don’t see that happening with Lincoln…

  47. slew says:
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    Didn’t see it mentioned in Friday’s headlines, but Andy Dirks is playing right field and batting sixth. Will this be the start of a blahtoon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, could be the start of a blahtoon…

  48. ferris says:
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    nl-only

    are alex presley and gaby sanchez so worthless that i should just take random flyers on random players?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup….

  49. Jon says:
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    Stash 2 as potential keepers:

    Berk, Simmons, Anderson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Simmons, Anderson…

  50. Random Collmenter says:
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    need a closer bad – only have soriano.

    you like my capuano for his frank francisco?

    other SPs are gallardo, burnett, josh johnson, miley, estrada, and lynn.

    capuano seems like he might be done….

    • Random Collmenter says:
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      @Random Collmenter, actually i have casilla too but i’m afraid to start him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trade’s fair, but I don’t have much faith in Frank Frank…

      • Simple Jack says:
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        @Grey, Frank Frank has lat pain issues on his other side now

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I don’t trust him to get saves… Maybe 5 the rest of the season…

  51. Jon says:
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    Choose 1 ROS: Frazier, C Davis, G Jones, Fowler, C Johnson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Johnson

      • Jon says:
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        @Grey, own any of those others over Boesch?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          We need a prayer triangle for Anibal… Johnson over Boesch…

          • Jon says:
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            @Grey, What’s going on with Anibal?

          • Jon says:
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            @Grey, I already added Johnson in place of Berkman. Frazier, C Davis, G Jones, Fowler over Boesch?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Frazier over Boesch…

              • Simple Jack says:
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                @Grey, frazier is nice, if you need a third I would take Jones and play the splits

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I need a prayer triangle for Vogelsong tonight too…

                  • Simple Jack says:
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                    @Grey, I think I’ve used that line trying to pull of the MenageaJack

  52. Steve says:
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    Ouch. Nasty sonavabenching from Crawford. And look at Rollins sucking ever since I put him in my lineup.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I can’t even look at Anibal… Just let him get the win and only give up 3 runs…

  53. Simple Jack says:
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    B Wallace got hit by a pitch…I wonder if it was on the butt?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It can’t not be…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wait, did you mean his face? That’s cold!

      • Simple Jack says:
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        @Grey, I wonder if you punch him in the stomach does he say franks and beans?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah… Wandy’s pitching like Wallace looks…

          • Simple Jack says:
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            @Grey, that bad… ala Wildcats: U-G-L-Y you ain’t got no alibi, you UGLY, what? you UGLY

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, that bad… Anibal’s prayer triangle worked, didn’t even think I needed it for Gio…

              • Simple Jack says:
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                @Grey, don’t underestimate the power of prayer, or even the prayer candles you see on street corners.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I put those there…

  54. smegma says:
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    Drop Aceves for Straily? I have Chapman/Valverde as my 2 starting RP’s. Other SP’s are Buchholz, Sheets, Anibal. Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d like to see Straily’s start first, but if you really don’t need Aceves and need an SP and have to act fast, go for it…

  55. Knighttown says:
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    Looking for HR and RBI. Is Kubel a good target? Which level of SP should I offer? Price? Zimmerman? Latos?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Offer Latos, then Zimmermann…

  56. Horse says:
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    Olt or McGehee

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Olt….

  57. Wilsonian says:
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    Aramis got a cortisone shot today in his wrist. Would you hang on to him or roll the dice with C. Johnson until one of Longoria or Bautista comes back?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hang on to him and hope for the Zimmerman cortisone shot results…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, ha! I kinda thought that right after I typed that…

  58. Ryan says:
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    Would u start tommorrow fister,Maholm,or McDonald?
    Thanks
    Looking to stream

    • Simple Jack says:
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      @Ryan, fister

    • Simple Jack says:
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      @Ryan, or you can check the streamonator

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fister

  59. Tim says:
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    Chris Johnson or middlebrooks ROS?

    • Simple Jack says:
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      @Tim, middle

  60. Jon says:
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    Rank ROS for DH spot:

    Kendrick, Frazier, C Johnson, Snider

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Johnson, Snider

  61. Steve says:
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    Span? Yeah, cooled him off too. I’m in freefall right now in the RCL.

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, 0-6. Real solid pickup that one.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t go near Revere…

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @Grey, Lol

  62. Jon says:
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    Stream-o-nator seems to like Harang alright vs CHC on Sunday. What do you think? Solid start or no?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start him in most leagues…

  63. Simple Jack says:
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    It figures that as soon as i drop Howdy Doo Doo cause Bono gets 2B eligibility that Bono re-injurs the thumb. damn me! now I have aight Ackley

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Yeah, my luck too…

  64. Steve says:
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    Dropped Pagan too. Look at him with the 3/4 with 3 runs.

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, 4/6 today with the slam and legs. Every move a winner right now.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Steve, Damn… Steve Magic…

  65. Jon says:
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    Man. I already like this Straily kid.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I know… Right?

  66. Steve says:
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    And kinda wish I hadn’t lost patience with Rios too…

    (though he was pretty bad for a while there)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, that kills me too… He was so awful in April after coming off last year… Damn…

      • Simple Jack says:
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        @Grey, why do we have to keep bringing Rios up. Its my monkey nightmare on my back…just please make it go away

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya… One of my more frustrating drops… Should’ve lost Hosmer instead of him… Even though they play different positions, still would’ve worked out better…

  67. tom says:
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    trying to figure out if i should pick up straily in my shallow 10 teamer…drop j.parker, m.harvey, fiers or hughes for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Parker

  68. Abdoozy says:
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    I’m coming to the conclusion that Ryan Cook is overrated as a closer.

    • Awesomus Maximus

      Hashtag Humblebrag says:
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      @Abdoozy, He just crushed my ERA for the day…. could really use a BS Win, though. Roto lead is almost down into the teens!

      • Abdoozy says:
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        @Hashtag Humblebrag, bad enough what he does to my ratios, I can’t buy a save this week.. you’d think between him and Frieri I’d have one bloody save, but noooooo

  69. TheNewGuy says:
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    To start Bum or or not to start. 10 teamer and I have a lot of good options (Cliffly, Cain, Gio, Latos etc), is it worth gambing in Coors or play it safe?

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Oh and great buy/sell this week. Tonnes of available guys with upside.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Cool…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m starting him…

  70. Simple Jack says:
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    Bono done for year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s what the Marlins are saying…

  71. TheNewGuy says:
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    Dang missed out on Straily. Anyone get him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope…

    • Simple Jack says:
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      @TheNewGuy, I know I had my waiver in and the guy with the lowest waiver in my league got him. I was really confused this morning when I saw that. He must be the commish and cheated, I can’t think of how he did it though

    • Prezii says:
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      @TheNewGuy, dude just got on waivers now theres 3 days to claim him.. fuck yahoo…

  72. elwood blues says:
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    Trying to get Heyward $15 over the next 2 years and Skaggs $5 minor league contract over the first 2 yrs he’s called up.

    I am out of contention NL only 4×4 keeper 12-team. This guy wants Gio at $17, nice keeper price for me, but I need to throw in a bat, I tried Alonso at $16 (probably too high for me to keep next year) but he’s been hesitant. Fair?

    Do I up it to Gio and Headley at $18.. or is that too much?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair with Headley…

  73. Holmes says:
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    Stubbs , A Jackson, or victorino? Have mccutchen and need to drop at least 1 with Stanton coming back. Can I drop Stubbs and victorino? Or do I need to hold onto one? Thanks in advance. Love the blog.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d drop Stubbs from those 3… Thanks!

  74. Could use some advice here on a couple of pending releases for the coming week. 10 Team League, so an able contributor would be emptying out his locker! I think I’d like to put an ESPN delayed activation claim on Straily, but the only dropable options are Minor, Griffin, T. Hudson, and M. Moore. Keep what I’ve got for the stretch run, or drop one of these otherwise productive arms???
    Also, Longoria’s return would have to show either Olt, T. Hunter, Goldy, or Stubbs the door. After exhausting trade options for these fine players, who would you recommend releasing?
    Is there a term for hoping that a player on your roster gets injured? Hate that feeling, wishing ill fate on another, spreading bad karma and all. Butt, if only, Hudson and Hunter could developed some veteran oblique soreness, requiring a harmless 15 day recharging, it would make this process so much easier!
    Thanks so much, as always, for the assistance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Griffin for Straily… Olt… Ha! No, there should be a term for that though, I’ve been there…

  75. slojup says:
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    cutch and kimbrel or kemp and gallardo Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kemp, but it’s fair…

  76. Chillmodious says:
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    Guh. Ruiz out 4-6 weeks with a torn foot muscle. Could be back mid-September, but beat reporters are saying season is probably done. I didn’t have the DL space, so I just cut him for Wilin. Bye-bye batting average.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, not great news…

    • Simple Jack says:
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      @Chillmodious, ouch, I dropped him a couple month back cause I had him and M. Montero, I looked the other day and it really had been a wash since I made the drop but now I feel good for my choice…for you I’m sorry for your lose…nothing beats a budget catcher that kicks ass

  77. Carlos says:
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    Drop Sheets for Strailey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t…

  78. Simple Jack says:
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    Im so desperate for a 2B that I picked up Michael Young…I hate feeling shame for a pick-up, and that’s kinda whack cause I hear he is a really nice guy. I know a bunch of people who grew up with him and they never hate, all nice things

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, but Nice isn’t a league category…

      • Simple Jack says:
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        @Grey, I’m trying to justify having him

  79. Prezii says:
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    So i love sal perez cuz all he does is hit.. but literally ALL he does is HIT.. no runs ribbes or tators.. is ellis worth owning over him or hold and stop being greedy? Dude just lost ruiz so im sure he’ll pick up ellis soon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go with Perez…

      • Prezii says:
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        @Grey, i figured so.. and i like em but dang get some stats saly!

  80. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: you starting straily next week at home vs the angels?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start him…

      • Herschel says:
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        Hold off pulling out the trapper keepers just yet:

        Right-fielder Giancarlo Stanton is expected to come off the disabled list (right knee) Tuesday in New York but Guillen said the team has to be careful with him the rest of the year.
        “The Stanton situation is same way – play him one day, give him two off,” he said.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hopefully that’s just hot air…

          • Herschel says:
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            @Grey, Still starting him in weekly leagues?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, I’m starting him…

  81. Simple Jack says:
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    you suck pukely!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hey, Simple Jack, does your post say ‘me gusta’ at the top of the post?

  82. Shippity says:
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    12-team NL-only 4×4 $260 cap Auction. How much does Fiers go for next year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      $11

  83. slew says:
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    Here’s a useless bit of info for y’all,
    the Athletics own 10 walk-off wins in their past 21 home games.

    • Prezii says:
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      @slew, 13 for the season.. its bad when their coming up with antics to celebrate walk offs.. last night coco got dumped with ice cold water in oakland at 12am.. freezing.. then he gets pied by a guy in a spiderman outfit.. it was Josh Reddick.. i was like uhhh wat the hell did i just watch? Haaaa

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s crazy…

  84. Prezii says:
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    Hey grey, for monday who ya like?

    McAlkaseltzer VS MIN
    Diamond @ CLE
    Stults @ ChC (#3 on SON’s list)
    Kuechel VS WAS (decent but SON has him 2nd to last)

    Who we streamin?

    • Prezii says:
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      Keuchel is pretty good at home. Does SON take that into account?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McAllister

      • Prezii says:
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        @Grey, grassy ass…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          De knotta…

  85. slew says:
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    Looks like we are in need of a replacement MediOAKer, A.J Griffin left the game with an apparent injury…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn…

      • slew says:
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        @Grey,
        A’s broadcasters are saying that he’s got tightness in his shoulder.
        His fastballs were only touching 83-84.

        • Prezii says:
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          @slew, peacock!! Bring em all up.. lets get this!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yikes… That’s not good at all…

  86. Simple Jack says:
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    I’m going to roll the dice on J-Mac today, anyone else?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pretty risky…

      • Simple Jack says:
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        @Grey, Yeah, I’m feeling my juevos today…figuratively

  87. hobo says:
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    mr mustache…
    16 team keeper league..

    would you trade Votto for Strasburg, JD Martinez and Yonder Alonso?

    I have Votto….

    Thoughts….I’d like Strasburg but his yearly inning limit scares me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t make that trade…

  88. Todd25 says:
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    Encarnacion and Cueto for Prince and Gio? Have Tex that can slide to 1B, right now have C. Johnson at 3B

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gio side

  89. Sam says:
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    Crawford, Werth or Jennings ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Jennings

  90. TheNewGuy says:
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    Which country has the most rowing gold medals now Steve? GBR with NZ next behind them ;)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Uh-oh, dem fighting words…

    • Steve says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Ah, but per capita… ;-)

      Great regatta for both countries.

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @Steve, Ha….after a slow start GB is having a great olympics. Yesterday evening’s 3 golds in the athletics was pretty awesome to watch.

  91. Steve says:
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    Jesus, Ryan Cook. My RCL team is falling down around my ears.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hey, does it say Me Gusta on the Facebook thing at the top of the post?

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
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        @Grey, Just says “Like” if that’s what you mean.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, that’s what I meant… Cool, thanks…

  92. Scott says:
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    Straily or Harvey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Straily…..

  93. royce! says:
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    Drop Griffin for Tillman or Corbin? 14-team h2h.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Corbin

  94. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: best lawrie replacement if he is out next week. Weekly roto league. Olt, Frazier, Chavez, izturis or betemit?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier

  95. Simple Jack says:
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    I pulled out on my McDonald last second…I’m dropping him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya…..

      • Simple Jack says:
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        @Grey, He’s probably going to Rios me now

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup…Of course…

  96. Awesomus Maximus

    Hashtag Humblebrag says:
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    F-Her rewarded me nicely for having the 98.6 degree, white male American blood in my veins needed to start him @NYY.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha…Very nice…

  97. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    Call me crazy, but I think I just saw an Olympic athlete I’m legitimately attracted to: Kristyna Kolocova

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Female weight lifter?

      • Awesomus Maximus

        Hashtag Humblebrag says:
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        @Grey, Puhleaze… beach volleyball.

        Coincidentally, I was speaking with a gay male friend today, and he admitted to accidentally admiring what he thought was a sexy man from the back, only to realize it was actually a female Olympic weightlifter (true story). Luckily his husband wasn’t there during the embarrassing hetero moment…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s like when you’re looking at a long-haired girl from the back and they turn around and it’s a guy in a Metallica tour T…

          • Awesomus Maximus

            Awesomus Maximus says:
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            @Grey, My dad has always had hair down to the middle of his back. I’ve caught so many dudes checking him out over the years, it’s insane.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              He’s a handsome man!

          • Simple Jack says:
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            @Grey, we use to have this friend that we would take out to clubs in Hollywood and he had a bit of a drinking problem to say the least. And on at least three seperate occasions he would hook up with some buff asain transexual. We would never let him go home with them but the guy just had a thing for really fit asian women.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha! That was the best part of The Hangover II…

              • Simple Jack says:
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                @Grey, after the first one I could not bring myself to watch part 2

      • Simple Jack says:
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        @Grey, hehe, those chicks are dudes missing their junk

  98. Steve says:
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    Rollins. Still hitless since I moved him off the bench into my lineup. Pissed off.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he’s been painful recently…

    • Prezii says:
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      @Steve, please bench him starting monday. Thanks steve!!

  99. Wilsonian says:
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    R. Zimmerman and Yoenis for Bautista?

    8 Team Keeper league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bautista side…

  100. Simple Jack says:
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    LaRoche from somewhere in unicorporated Orange County has 8 homers since the break…I love impatient owners

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Yeah, he’s in the LaZone…

  101. Hank says:
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    I’m currently in a tight battle for first place. My pitching staff is as follows: Greinke, Peavy, Fister, Burnett, Sheets, Anibal and Medlen. Would I be taking too big of a risk trying to trade Greinke for a high draft pick in next year’s draft (1st or 2nd)? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      I wouldn’t trade Greinke for a draft pick…

  102. Prezii says:
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    Wow, just seen that Trout just made ANOTHER insane grab… Ball was 2 feet over the wall and this kid got to it.. hawk wasnt to happy about it tho..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The Fish!

  103. Steve says:
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    That Youk drop has worked out pretty well too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch

  104. nightpandas says:
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    Ruiz…..that sucks, very thin WW, here are my choices:

    McKenry
    Norris
    Mathis
    Soto
    Ianetta

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Damn, yikes… Soto…

  105. Wilsonian says:
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    Think Rutledge keeps it up? Drop Rollins for him?

    Think Cook is gonna lose the gig? Look at Doolittle or Balfour?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think Rutledge could give you the same as Rollins for the rest of this year… I’d grab Balfour…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, Drop Cook for Balfour? Or hang on for right now. Don’t really have a drop for a handcuff.

  106. Steve says:
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    parnell is definitely out as closer right? francisco is in.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I dropped Parnell…

  107. Steve says:
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    What are the chances of Dyson starting against Derek Holland tomorrow? Does he sit vs LHP?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        One of the best names in baseball…

      • Simple Jack says:
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        @Steve, ha, he sounds British

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He doesn’t always sit vs. them but he is horrible vs. lefties…

  108. Steve says:
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    Cain, Snider or Rasmus for the foreseeable?

    • Simple Jack says:
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      @Steve, coCain

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Rasmus

  109. Simple Jack says:
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    OK Sream-O-Nator, got some game starts to make up. 5 times this week I will use the best available according to the stream-o. Milone tomorrow. I just got my Jesus candle and our lady of Guadalupe candle to help. i for the stream-o and one for my team.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Simple Jack, S-O-N won’t let you down…

  110. TheNewGuy says:
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    Howdy the Grey(t) one, would you trade Moore or Niese for Straily (non-keeper)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Nope, but could see doing Moore…

  111. TheNewGuy says:
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    Also how high you on Ellsbury ROS? Might be able to snag him for a closer…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, I’d trade a closer for him…

  112. Project_Badass says:
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    6×6 (OBP, QS) H2H

    Need a replacement for Emilo…who would u pick up for the next 3 weeks: Scutaro, Cozart, Keppinger, Theriot, Lombardozzi, Luis Cruz, Izturis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Project_Badass, Cozart

  113. Schlitzy says:
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    Frazier or olt ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Schlitzy, Frazier

  114. EK says:
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    Pls rank for util spot ROS h2h pts:
    Morneau
    Olt
    C. Johnson
    Span

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EK, Johnson, Olt

  115. Schlitzy says:
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    Also, drop latos for straily?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Schlitzy, I would…

  116. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    Was recently talking with someone about how underappreciated Willem Dafoe is. Not only is he awesome, but also never seems to be in a bad movie (not always good, but never bad). This led me last night to watch the first movie I saw him in and haven’t seen since I was a kid, Streets of Fire. Two things struck me as impossible, yet somehow true:

    1. Michael Paré is even worse at acting than I remembered.

    2. Diane Lane is way prettier now than she was in her teens.

    So I guess this means I have no reason to ever re-watch Eddie and the Cruisers… or The Outsiders.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      There’s always a reason to see Eddie and the Cruisers… Outsiders, not as much… I don’t remember that movie at all, but I did see Tree of Life last night… Um, well, huh?

      • Awesomus Maximus

        Awesomus Maximus says:
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        @Grey, Oh man, go watch the trailer at IMDb for Streets of Fire and tell me ’80s Grey isn’t dying to see it.

        While you’re there, check out Were the World Mine. Watched it last night just based on the hilariously awful synopsis on Amazon Instant. If you like good/bad movies (e.g. Roadhouse), chef recommends. It’s like an after-school special made to assist gay teens in coming out of the closet, set the theme of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, complete with choreographed dance numbers, magical “love juice” (the movie’s words, not mine), and a ton of poorly acted and written teen angst.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Magical love juice? That’s mine! I love a good coming out of the closet story so will have to check it out…

          • Awesomus Maximus

            Awesomus Maximus says:
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            @Grey, Be sure to let me know what you think.

  117. Sagnof specialist says:
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    would u start Olt over Moose tacos for the time being?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, if he’s playing…

  118. slew says:
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    How would you rank these SP moving forward – Cahill, Estrada, Blanton, and Corbin? (14 team)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Corbin, Blanton…

  119. ThE sHiT says:
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    @Grey: With a possible DL stint looming, drop Garza for Straily or Medlen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Medlen

  120. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto league, with vitters called up, would you rather have him over Frazier? Non-keeper. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go with Frazier for now…

  121. royce! says:
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    CHC called up Vitters and Jackson for real this time.

    • Simple Jack says:
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      @royce!, nice, which one would you jump on?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Jackson

        • Simple Jack says:
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          @Grey, Jackson or Dyson

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Jackson still…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, very nice… You still in Hawaii?

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey, Yeah, leaving tomorrow. Overall, the trip has mostly been about helping out with my brother-in-law’s wedding, and now we have a free day, so we’re going to drive the Napali Coast; seemed to be one of the few things we could do with a six-month old that dislikes water.

        I already have Vitters (figured out his promotion in yahoo not because they noted it, but because the “NA” had disappeared from next to his name); should I drop Boesch or K. Johnson for Jackson? Both are bench bats.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You should wear a Napoli jersey and ask where the Rangers warm up… I’d lose Boesch for him…

          • royce! says:
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            @Grey, Excellent idea. And ask everyone, “Where’s Mike’s mom?!”

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, they’ll totally get it…

        • Simple Jack says:
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          @royce!, I had the 6 month old that hated water too, she turned into a 3 year old that still hated water. Now at 5 I got her being normal. Good luck with that.

          • royce! says:
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            @Simple Jack, It’s probably not the worst thing for her to hate; living in San Diego, one of my biggest fears is that she’ll end up one of those beach bunnies. Me: “You’re not going out dressed like that, young woman!”

            • Simple Jack says:
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              @royce!, that’s hilarious. I use to go to PB all the time as a kid and I loved to watch the beach bunnies in my teenage years. So I get that. If they fear the water now they will respect it more later. My parents have a pool and she has never played close to it. Swim lessons took a little longer than I would have liked.,

              Future me: “It will be a cold day in hell if you think you will leave this house dressed like a whore”
              Future her: “then go get a jacket dad”

              • royce! says:
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                @Simple Jack, Yep, PB was exactly what I had in mind. I’d almost prefer to move downtown; my wife grew up there, and only recently learned how to swim (though she was also a bit of a goth in her early teenage years, and they don’t do beaches).

                • Simple Jack says:
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                  @royce!, So you a longtime?

                  • royce! says:
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                    @Simple Jack, I’m guessing no, because I don’t know what that is.

                    • Simple Jack says:
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                      @royce!, longtime resident of San Diego…not a street gang or surf gang

                    • royce! says:
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                      @Simple Jack, In that case, also no. My wife is, though; I grew up in the Seattle area. You?

                    • Simple Jack says:
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                      @royce!, LA all my life. Spent alot of time in San Diego. Kinda love it…kinda don’t.

                    • Simple Jack says:
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                      @Simple Jack, never had a bad time though

  122. Sagnof specialist says:
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    Medlen and Straily are available.
    Who is the better grab? I have room for 1 of them unless I drop headley as well

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Medlen….

      • Simple Jack says:
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        @Grey, wow, grey , you are going all in on Medlen

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, until Hanson returns he should have the most value…

  123. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey, Sheets or Straily ROS?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sheets

  124. Simple Jack says:
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    Reyes gaff leads to extra RBI for LaRoche who is still on LaRoll!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Should be for the next month…

      • Simple Jack says:
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        @Grey, My one man prayer triangle with my daughters Barbies is working so far.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s the top echelon of prayer triangles…

          • Simple Jack says:
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            @Grey, That bitch always gets her way

  125. Awesomus Maximus

    Hashtag Humblebrag says:
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    Got a big problem when Yo Anus comes back… 7 OF and only 6 slots (OF/UTIL):

    Braun, Kemp, CarGo, Trout, Harper, Yo Anus, and Cruz

    Guess I’ll just have to shift around Yo Anus, Harper, and Cruz based on who’s hot, who’s hurt, and who’s got a good matchup.

    • Simple Jack says:
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      @Hashtag Humblebrag, how did you get Braun, Kemp and CarGo on the same team?

      • Awesomus Maximus

        Hashtag Humblebrag says:
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        @Simple Jack, Auction draft dollars (when people were still down on Braun) got me Braun and CarGo. Traded Zimmermann (keepable for just $13 next year) for Kemp to a guy who’s out of it this year and wants keepers for next year.

        • Simple Jack says:
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          @Hashtag Humblebrag, well played! I have never played auction style

          • Awesomus Maximus

            Awesomus Maximus says:
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            @Simple Jack, Oh, it’s the only way to play! Will have an opening in my league next year if you’re interested. Roto, 7×7 (regular plus K & OPS, QS & K/9), 12 team mixed. Not your typical keeper where the rich get richer and anyone new to the league is screwed (can’t keep the three guys you paid the most for at draft, can only keep 3 players for 3 years max, keeper tax makes them more expensive each year they’re kept, can keep less than three or none at all and have the full $260 for the auction). Let me know.

            • Simple Jack says:
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              @Awesomus Maximus, I’m down, is there a buy in?

              • Awesomus Maximus

                Awesomus Maximus says:
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                @Simple Jack, Nah… we play for Ss and Gs. Shoot me an email, kwalter {at} gmail [dot] com.

                • Simple Jack says:
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                  @Awesomus Maximus, thanks, Ive been looking for new leagues. My old league got too boring.

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey, So awesome.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, not a bad problem to have…

  126. Simple Jack says:
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    Scherzer being Scherzer today

    5 ip, 4er, 9K’s

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s one or the other…

  127. Jack says:
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    Grey,

    Thoughts on little McKenry in Pittsburgh? Small sample size, but his HR per AB is like 13.something or higher. That’s like Trumbo. He’s got the best OPS of any hitter on my league’s waivers for the past 30 days. And he is starting more games than Barajas… I’m rockin’ Salty there who does have 20 homers but a .230 avg and starts maybe 3 or 4 games a week…

    Also – Wil Myers. You told me September would be his big day, but has Frenchy and Myers’ latest homer streak changed that?

    thanks again!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McKenry’s not an option in one catcher mixed leagues… Myers might not see any action this year…

  128. royce! says:
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    So much for Olt sitting against righties, though the start seems to have come at the expense of sitting Kinsler. Step in the right direction, though. Let Young notch another 0-fer and TEX fans will not complain when he is relegated to the bench.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Like to see Olt do something though…

      • Simple Jack says:
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        @Grey, I set my lineups yesterday thinking he was not going to play. I kinda hope he does something tomorrow.

  129. Simple Jack says:
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    Would you drop Warren Wallace or Snider the handyman for Vitters?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wallace

  130. Chillmodious says:
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    AJ Ellis or Wilin, ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wilin…

  131. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto league, start two of the following, who do you like?

    Fiers vs cin
    Medlen @nym
    Harvey vs atl
    Straily Vs laa

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fiers, Medlen

  132. Rags says:
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    NL-only, deep-ish OBP league. We’re in first so nothing urgent, but we were offered Furcal (at 12) and junk for Maholm (at 8) and junk.

    The ONLY viable pitcher left on the wire is Blanton, although he have Santana on the DL. This is a no brainer, right? I don’t really know enough about Furcal’s injury, but he’ll be back soon, right?

    As for the junk, would you rather have Donovan Tate, Zach Cox, or Joe Wieland?

    • Rags says:
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      @Rags, *”we have Santana”

    • Rags says:
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      @Rags, Also, I co-manage a team. I’m not using the royal “we”.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Maholm… Wieland…

      • Rags says:
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        @Grey, Sorry if I wasn’t clear. We’d be giving Maholm. Getting Furcal and potentially Wieland. You wouldn’t do that deal?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wouldn’t, friend…

          • Rags says:
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            @Grey, Right now my rotation is Kershaw, Wainwright, Lohse, Maholm, Chris Young, and Joe Kelly with Santana on the DL. (No bench except for DL so when Santana comes back, I have two weeks to drop someone to activate him.)

            I don’t think Young would be enough to get Furcal, is Kelly (at 8) an overpay? Do you just not believe Furcal has much of a second half in him?

            Right now we’ve got Tyler Greene and Descalso for our SS, so anything from that position is a bonus.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Kelly is not an overpay… I don’t believe in Furcal at all, not totally sure why you want him…

  133. Howard says:
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    Too bad Medlen didn’t get the win today but he pitched well. Sonofabench on AJ!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s been a beast lately…

  134. Steve says:
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    Nice one Youk, you bastard.

  135. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto, Corbin, Murphy or j. Garcia ROS? Non-keeper.

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Corbin…

  136. Steve says:
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    WTF has happened to my RCL team? It’s just stopped playing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mine just started playing, must be the inverse property…

      • Simple Jack says:
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        @Grey, Mine is like yours Grey, playing possum all year

  137. Steve says:
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    Come on Milone. Jesus.

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, Asshole. FFS.

      • Steve says:
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        @Steve, OK. That Holland win gets you off the hook. But try and do better next time.

  138. Elwood blues says:
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    Axford on a 2-year $15 contract worth a
    buy-low in an NL only 4×4 12-team
    keeper? Not in it this year. Contract
    scare you?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, it scares me…

  139. Simple Jack says:
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    Scherzer, Harvey and Milone just took the tri-fecta deuce on my ERA and WHIP today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn….

  140. jaw says:
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    thoughts on this trade in 12 team h2h keeper league. keepers appreciate 20% per yr, no year cap. im in first and looking to boost my team

    i give
    gio ($15)
    laroche ($10)
    espinosa ($10)

    i get
    hamels ($28)
    justin upton ($41)
    pedroia ($38)

    the only sure thing keeper is gio at $15. i doubt any of the other guys get kept. is it worth giving up a $15 gio (id say hes worth $20-$25 in a redraft) for the improvement this year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gio’s better than Hamels, LaRoche has been better than Upton or Pedroia and Espinosa passable… Not sure why to do it…

  141. Jon says:
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    Another owner is offering these corner infielders and asking for pitching:

    Freeman, Goldschmidt, Lowrie, Middlebrooks, Sandoval, Youk

    This is in a keeper league where we end up keeping 10-15 players per year depending on a few different factors. I already have AGon, Hosmer, Lawrie, Zimmerman and Olt as possibilities to keep for 1B/3B/CI/DH spots so I’m not in dire need but am always looking for an upgrade. Is there anyone you like better as a keeper from the other team? If so, who would you offer from:

    Frieri, Casilla, Cook, Cishek, Putz, Minor, Capuano, Milone, Hughes, Straily, Medlen, Maholm, Anderson

    I realize that’s a bit complicated, but thanks for any suggestions!

    • Jon says:
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      I also have Lester and Anibal I would definitely part with.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d offer Zimmerman and Milone for Goldy if you’re playing for next year…

  142. Steve says:
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    Call me a heretic, but the coolest thing that will happen today might not take place on the diamond or at the Olympics…

    http://www.ustream.tv/nasajpl

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What’s this a cam of?

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, It’s offline right now, but is a feed of the coverage of the Curiosity Rover vehicle that will be landing on Mars later today/tonight.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah… Very cool…

  143. Simple Jack says:
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    got any new ideas on the stream-o-bat term yet?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • Simple Jack says:
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        @Grey, what about a LOANer?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Eh, not great…

  144. royce! says:
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    An absolute classic roofie by Harvey – 5 ER (2 HR) in 5 IP at Petco.

  145. Steve says:
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    Ahead in AVG this week by .001. Opponent has Freese to go, I have A-Ram. Gotta run him out there, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I would

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Up by .004 now, but I know that Freese is out to snake me.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I have a feeling Aramis is going to sonavabench me because I didn’t know if he was starting earlier, so you’re gonna be fine…

        • Steve says:
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          @Steve, And he does. Of course he does. Won’t stop me winning, but every point counts right now.

  146. Steve says:
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    Neither are great choices, but Stults v CHC or Tilman v SEA tomorrow?

    SON really likes Stults, but think that’s due in part to his low FIP stemming from his recent relief appearances…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tough call… I’d go with Stults…

  147. Jon says:
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    Who would you drop to activate Stanton on Tuesday? Keeper league…

    Snider, Frazier, C Johnson, Kendrick, Maholm, Milone

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Milone

  148. Jon says:
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    JMac and Hudson for Jennings, keeper league. Based on our points system, I could probably keep both pitchers for about the same price of the long-lost Upton brother. Which side do you like?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Jennings…

  149. Jon says:
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    I realize a lot can still happen that could change this, but right now who’s ranked higher on your pre-season board next year – Desmond Jennings or Brandon Morrow?

  150. Todd25 says:
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    I hate the choice between underachievers:
    Weiters or Napoli ROS? is it close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wieters, it’s close…

  151. Jon says:
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    Putz, Anibal, Posey for M Montero, Morrow, Victorino. Who wins ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Victorino…

      • Jon says:
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        @Grey, who wins for keepers? Am I right in thinking Posey and Morrow most appealing?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Posey’s the best for keepers, but he’s a catcher… Trade for better keepers…

  152. Jon says:
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    Rank these C as keepers for me? d’Arnaud, Perez, Salty, Ramos

    Would you rank any of those 4 over M Montero in 2013?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t rank any of them over Montero… Perez, Salty…

  153. Steve says:
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    How do you think Konerko and LaRoche compare the rest of the way? This is H2H, counting OBP as well as AVG.

    Don’t really have room for them both, unless you’d play either at Util ahead of Bruce, Ethier or Longo when he comes back.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think they’re probably close to even… Konerko gets a small edge…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, If you were to try and trade one, who would it be? Always tough to trade a guy (LaRoche) you got off the wire…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d trade for LaRoche in the right deal… But you’d probably get more for Konerko…

  154. HoosierDaddy says:
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    Grey-

    My one league doesn’t allow us to bench players for games, all games count. How do you rank the following to preform for ROS? Straily, Medlen, Beavin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Medlen, Straily

  155. Steve says:
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    Would really like a hit here, A-Ram…

    • Simple Jack says:
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      @Steve, rooting for the BA

      • Steve says:
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        @Simple Jack, The big man delivers!

        • Steve says:
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          @Steve, Still need Freese to come up empty next time up…

          • Steve says:
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            @Steve, Bullshit. What a wanker.

  156. nightpandas says:
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    Would you trade Rizzo for C Santana? Just Lost Ruiz, Rizzo on my bench, looking to win this year. 15 team, keep 7, I was going to keep Rizzo…

    • nightpandas says:
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      @nightpandas, or McCann?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t…..

  157. Buddo Chezuski says:
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    Grey/Rudy, it is currently Sunday evening 8/5 and it looks like the Stream-O-Nator is only showing data as late as 8/7. Is it possible to work on this to project further out in the week? Those of us in weekly leagues could really use more info on Sunday nights. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rudy will update tomorrow morning… He’s flying back from vacation… Sorry about that…

  158. nightpandas says:
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    Wondering if I don’t bother filling my catcher spot at this point. Just lost Ruiz, slim pickings on the wire, if I can get Straily via waivers, he could help me in a lot of cats and there is no cap on innings. Don’t really want to drop any bats: bench is Rizzo and Olt and I keep 7.

    staff is:

    Latos
    Morrow (DL)
    Dickey
    Niese
    Beckett
    Fiers
    Medlen
    Anibal

    • longbeachyo says:
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      @nightpandas, Don’t trade rizzo. Wait for Myers if you can.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want a catcher…

  159. longbeachyo says:
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    Actually, is Michael McKenry available in your league? He seems to be a pretty hot schmotato at the moment.

  160. longbeachyo says:
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    Wil Myers IS listed at catcher. At least in Yahoo…

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