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It’s not easy to give up 11 runs in 4 innings. You have to have the faith of your manager, first of all. Second of all, why does Jon Lester have the faith of his manager? Or anyone, for that matter. After today, his ERA is at 5.46 and WHIP is 1.46. Symmetry is about all he has going for him. You don’t get near August with a WHIP and ERA that bad with one or two shaky outings. He’s been terrible all season. People were saying he’s throwing to more contact this year, hence the drop in K-rate. Yeah, a pitch-to-contact approach is great for the hitters he’s facing. You know who else pitches to contact? A batting practice pitcher. Also, whose bright idea was it for him to pitch to contact in Fenway? Isn’t this about one of the worst parks for that? Petco = pitch to contact; Fenway = strike people out. He’s all but abandoned his cutter, which was his most effective pitch last year. Speaking of cutter, in some shallower leagues, I’d stop waiting for him to come around. There’s too many pitchers on waivers. In deeper leagues, you need to pray he can get his shizz together, but I’d bench him until he shows some sign. The one bright spot is he has a 3.04 ERA in road games, where parks are more forgiving to him giving up a line drive rate that is on par with Bruce Chen. And now you’re soiling Bruce Chen’s name! Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Adrian Gonzalez – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs with his 9th homer. He’s finally hitting again like he’s in Petco.

Jacoby Ellsbury – 2-for-5 with his first homer. The loyalty you showed holding him through his lengthy DL stint finally paid off. Remember, you can also tell a prospective mate one day about that loyalty, just don’t tell her it’s in regards to fantasy baseball. You’ll sorta defeat the purpose.

Brett Myers – It was a foregone conclusion once the Astros were out of it they would trade him, so at least they didn’t trade him in March. Oh, I know. The Astros could be contenders if Brett Wallace, J.D. Martinez, Bogusevic, Chris Johnson, Marwin Gonzalez, Jordan Schafer and Scott Moore (the guy from Project Greenlight?) play up to their level next year when they switch leagues. And if they switch leagues to the Little League. Is there a position player on their team right now that would be a starter for the Yankees? How about the Rangers? Or the Mariners? The Astros traded Myers to the White Sox to set up Addison Reed. This just about kills Myers’s value, but Reed’s been shaky, so I’d hold Myers for a few if I had room. The Astros then had the in-house option of Wilton Lopez to go with — 2.23 ERA, 0.96 WHIP — but a competent closer would’ve only illustrated how bad the Astros were, so they went with the closer that would complement them the best — Francisco Cordero (5.60 ERA, 1.76 WHIP). In all seriousness, is the team’s management as terrible as the players? Who the hell would pass over Lopez to go with Cordero? It’s like you’re at the Denny’s buffet and you know the pancakes are good, but you got botulism from the sausage last time, so you just go with that again. I wonder if it’s because they’re so used to hearing “Houston, we have a problem,” they’re playing down to expectations like a child with parents who are never proud of them. Whoa, I better book an appointment with my shrink.

Blake Beavan – 8 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks. I would’ve picked him up, but my fantasy team name is Ain’t No This Beavan.

Ichiro Suzuki – 0-for-4 with 2 steals, hitting .261 on the year. You know what happens when a guy whose entire game was contingent on beating out infield singles, loses a step to age? See Ichiro’s last two years. You know what you get when there’s silly hype about a player when all signs are pointing elsewhere? Ichiro and the preseason rumors that he’s just going to start hitting for power this year.

Jesus Montero – 2-for-4 and a RBI to raise his average to .261. The Mariners first three hitters in their lineup are all hitting .261. Elias Sports Bureau said the last time the first three hitters in a lineup were hitting the same thing is Opening Day with a 30 team tie.

Matt Moore – 8 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks. He hasn’t been good this year, no doubt, Stefani. But he still has an ERA of 4.23 compared to 5.46 for Lester.

Jeff Karstens – 7 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks lowering his ERA to 3.52. Is he awesome, no. Effective lately, yes. Regression will ensue.

Pedro Alvarez – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs with his 21st homer and 2nd this weekend. You may be surprised to see Pedro from Pittsburgh has 21 homers. You may be thinking to yourself you should’ve never dropped him or you should’ve drafted him. Well, you don’t have the full story. He’s also batting .232. Not so great, backwards or forwards. Oddly enough (depending on your definition of odd), if he gets to 30 homers and .250, you’re gonna be crazy excited about him next year. If he gets to 28 homers and .240, you’re not going to care as much. You are all a bunch of rounder-uppers.

Matt Garza – Had triceps cramping, but the Cubs believe he’ll be ready to go for his next start. The Cubs also said they would trade him and throw in Marmol’s triceps for free.

Jair Jurrjens – 2 1/3 IP, 6 ER. Maybe they can get an editor to cut Jar-Jar out of the entire Braves season.

Ryan Zimmerman – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and 2 homers. Is he getting a cortisone shot before every at-bat?

Ross Detwiler – 7 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, his ERA is now at 3.01 in 92 2/3 IP. Go to one of your teams and randomly pull up your number three starter’s stats. How does Detwiler’s stats compare? Yup.

Roger Bernadina – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and a steal and 8 for his last 11 with two steals. So RB hasn’t always brought the roast beef this year, but he’s providing some horsey sauce now.

Ian Desmond – Diagnosed with a torn oblique. Metaphorically, a torn oblique is like when your lady friend is hinting she wants you to buy her dinner and instead you buy her a pound of beef so she can make you dinner. Literally, a torn oblique is gonna knock Desmond out until the end of August, maybe longer.

Nate Schierholtz – 2-for-5 with 2 homers. Also, in this game, John Mayberry Jr. hit two homers. The Jeopardy category “Two Guys Who Hit Two Homers In The Same Game Who Probably Weren’t On Any Fantasy Mixed Teams” is rounding out nicely.

Lance Lynn – 6 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks. Now has three solid starts in a row after going on an extended run of dung. He’s still blowing away his minor league numbers, which reminds me of Jaime Garcia’s rookie year. However the Cardinals put the fear of God in their rookie pitchers it works. Maybe they have them stand in downtown St. Louis dressed in Coors Light gear asking for the nearest microbrewery.

Roy Oswalt – Will miss his next start with back pain. Oswalt was excited about the suggested treatment until he learned that traction has nothing to do with John Deere-branded equipment.

Michael Fiers – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, lowering his ERA to 1.96. You couldn’t get Michael Fiers if you were f**king Michael Fiers!

Nate Eovaldi – 4 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks as he was pulled after 96 pitches and the lead. Dah, I could’ve used that win. Mattingly could learn a thing or two from Dusty. He doesn’t even enter the dugout until the 6th inning and doesn’t start watching the game until the 8th.

Jordany Valdespin – 5 for his last 8 with a homer, but he didn’t start Saturday, because the Mets are hoping Jason Bay Benjamin Buttons four years off his slowing bat.

Daniel Murphy – 4-for-5, one run, one RBI, which comes two days after a 4-for-5 with one run and one RBI Friday performance. He’s like the Irish Polanco — Blanco Borracho.

Matt Harvey – Will start on Thursday for the Mets. Here’s what I said last week about him, “The Mets first prospect with K potential (9+ K /9 in his minor league career) since Kazmir is probably being called up to replace Gee. Pitching at Metco alone warrants consideration in NL-Only leagues. Based on his high BB rates in AAA (almost 4 per 9 innings), expect a lot of 5-6 inning starts. Looking forward to his Kings of Citi Field Tour with Bernie Madoff, D.L. Pelfrey, and Cedeno the Entertainer.” And that’s me quoting me!

Johnny Cueto – 7 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA falls to 2.23. Growing up in the Dominican, Cueto idolized Pedro Martinez, but his parents were both over six feet tall, and Cueto wanted to be short like Pedro. So he went out of his way to stunt his growth, and the coffee, cigarettes and overall lack of nutrition has paid off handsomely.

Brennan Boesch – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and a homer. Well, my streak of three straight weeks of Friday’s lead Buy hitting two homers that Friday came to an end, but Boesch still hit two homers this weekend, even taking Chris Sale deep on Saturday. Boesch…and…bomb!

Quintin Berry – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and a homer, but he’s really just a guy for SAGNOF. Speaking of which (hey, clunky segue!), if you want a SAGNOF! t-shirt, we’re selling them.

Miguel Cabrera – 2-for-4 and 2 solo homers. He doesn’t ever get really hot? Left mouth says P, right mouth says fft and they drift to the middle of the screen for pfft!

Alex Rios – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer to raise his average to .314. As Stan Gable would say, “Hey, that’s my Pi!”

Henderson Alvarez – 5 2/3 IP, 7 ER. The Blue Jays tacked on a truckload of early runs on Lester so Alvarez got the free room at the W.

Rajai Davis – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and a homer, which came a day after he sat for Gose (though Davis did steal a base going 1-for-1 on Saturday). I dropped Gose and Rudy dropped Rajai in a 12 team league, because, with the Snider and Gose additions to the outfield and Lind at DH, the team has too many options. They’re like California in R.B.I. Baseball.

Adam Lind – 1-for-1 as he didn’t start in a game where the Jays scored 15. Holy sit!

Travis Snider – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his first homer. As mentioned above, the Jays have enough hitters for their team and the Astros, but they look like they’re giving Snider a chance to play. I’d definitely grab him if I needed pop, and if you’re reading this in Minnesota, I’m not saying he has soda.

Jeremy Guthrie – 5 IP, 5 ER as he didn’t fare any better leaving the Mile High City for the flat lands of Missouri. Can always see if the Dead Sea Scrollers need a pitcher?

Dan Haren – 6 Ip, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks vs. the Rangers. Decent start back from the DL, but three walks vs. three Ks is far from spectacular, though it’s also not spectaculess. I’d hold or sell him, definitely wouldn’t be buying.

Ryan Doumit – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and 2 homers. This year Ryan’s homers fell on the weekend… But Doumit was goin’ down we figured… So my fantasy team I reconfigured… God damn, Ron Popeil, my catching slot is playin’ tricks on me…

Zach Britton – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks vs. Cleveland. Hey, Britton, stop picking on the Indians and see how you fare against the Yankees. Sorry, this blurb was put through a 1770’s smack talk generator. Britton gets the A’s next, that’s not the worst of starts.

Jason Kubel – 3-for-4 , 2 runs with his 6th homer in the last 7 games. He also homered three times on Saturday. Prolly a tad late on talking about Kubel. I’m *pinkie to mouth* Kubelated. Kirk Cameron must be rocking on his iPod Ben Zobrist’s wife’s song, “Here’s The Church, Here’s The Steeple, God’s Fifth Outfielder Is Jason Kubel.” Then Kirk Cameron would say without irony, “Holy smokes, this is awesome!”

Krispie Young – 1-for-4 with a homer, but more importantly he had a multiple hit game on Saturday (with two steals). His first game of that sort in about five weeks. He also has an extremely modest 4 game hitting streak. Not saying he’s out of that nasty funk or that his shoulder is better, but it’s worth monitoring.

Colby Lewis – Sounds like he’s headed back to the DL with forearm tightness. Maybe if he only had a threearm it wouldn’t be so tight.

Hanley Ramirez – The other day he punched a cooling fan in St. Louis and now can’t grip a bat. That’s the last time he tries to imitate The Fonz. Ozzie’s saying Hanley may not be able to return on the upcoming 6-game homestand and could end up on the DL. In other words, he’s punched out of work.

From Around The Web

  1. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    would you grab snider or krispy and drop duda?

    Nice Stan Gable reference…we’ve got bush, we’ve got bush!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate, Snider… Thanks!

      • Abdoozy says:
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        @Grey, Yeah, I didn’t discover Razzball until well after the draft or I might have had better outcomes and not flipped almost my entire team by now.

        Yeah, Grandy has been okay. I just hate hoping for a 2nd half turnaround to bring him up to Above Average..l

        • Abdoozy says:
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          And that’s how you Reply Fail.

  2. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    Wearing a black Razzball t-shirt will feel like Grey’s lush moustache is wrapped around me wherever I go.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Shin-Soo Choo Choo, Perfect then!

  3. ThE sHiT says:
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    @Grey: Middlebrooks, Boesch or Snider for a utility spot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ThE sHiT, Boesch

  4. Buongiorno Grigio (That’s “Good morning Grey” in Italian) —

    Jesus Montero faces RHP for his next five starts … watch what happens. In his one start against a righty in Seattle’s last seven games he went 0-for-5 with 2 Ks and two feeble grounders (he was benched in Seattle’s one other start against a RHP in that span).

    I know you’re prolly higher on Jesus than I am but I traded him for De Aza over the weekend, convinced as I am that he’s about to turn back into a pumpkin. I need speed (R, SB) on that team and I just grabbed Jesus for the streak of lefties while Wilin Rosario was nursing his kankles. Does the Jesus for de Aza trade have your retroactive approval?

    More importantly, I’d like to ask a couple of questions about saves:

    If Seattle is rebuilding why go with 37-year-old Cordero over just-turned-29 Lopez, who is the better pitcher anyway? Are they stupid? Maybe. But do you think it could be that they want to quickly flip Cordero before the July 31 deadline? And if so, does that make Lopez a grab?

    I’ve been holding onto Holland based on the idea that Broxton would get traded. Are you still pretty confident he gets the post-Broxton gig? I’ve seen some speculation about Crow.

    Would you rather own Lopez, Holland, or Crow over the next eight days (’til the trade deadline)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Enrique, Buongiorno Grigio! Yeah, trade sounds fine… Houston, not Seattle… If they can flip Cordero, two days of closing’s not going to make a difference… Yes re: Holland….

      • @Grey, Heh heh. “Grigio” means “Grey”.

        Thanks for the answers.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha… No idea…

  5. druss says:
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    hey grey
    if You had to break up with Hardy or alexei ramirez , which one would you say goodbye too? And whats your fav break up routine?

    • @druss, You have to say it’s you, not them.

      Which one you tell that to depends on whether you need speed (Alexei) or power (J.J.).

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @druss, its not you, its your belly.

      needs will give you the answer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @druss, Needs do matter

  6. Steve says:
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    Great roundup – did you spend all your time at the fair in front of a TV? Can I please get two from this mixture of Tuesday and Wednesday starters?

    Blackley @ TOR
    Cecil v OAK
    Harrell v CIN
    Saunders v COL
    Correia v CHC (Dempster)
    Estrada @ PHI
    Griffin @ TOR

    Thanks!

    • @Steve, Not a pretty group. I wouldn’t know who to pick. How deep of a league is this?

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Steve, No shit, how deep is this league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Thanks! Cecil…

  7. nightpandas says:
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    Need a LF for ROS as I just traded Boneface….and Belt isn’t going to cut it, 15 team OPS league

    Carlos Lee
    Crisp
    Ruggiano
    Berry
    Saunders
    Blanco
    Schierholz
    Mayberry
    Snider

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @nightpandas, Berry for steals, Snider…

  8. TheNewGuy says:
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    Looks like we’re back to the old Snider addiction….him over Moss or Cain sugar in a 16 teamer?

    • The Talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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      @TheNewGuy, think you neeed to wait and see what they do with Snider once Bautista comes back. hopefully Snider takes Rajai’s playing time, but who knows.

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @The Talented Mr. Dope Man, that would make sense but It’s Toronto and they are classic for doing things ass backwards. You would think Snider is the future but they will play him like a veteran bat coming off the bench.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Over Moss…

  9. MattTruss223 says:
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    Better chance for the “W”: Zimmerman @NYM or Latos @ HOU. Thinking Latos since HOU is the aforementioned, terrible. Other stats aren’t a concern, just need the Win. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MattTruss223, Latos

  10. Deadwoods says:
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    Bailey or Milone this week

    Reyes or A Ramieres ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Deadwoods, Milone… Reyes

  11. Ed says:
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    Wouldn’t it be “Don’t Stop Beavin?”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ed, Hehe

  12. Ron Swanson's 'Stache says:
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    Hey Grey,

    which shit-piler ought I pick up to inadequately replace I-Des?

    Rutledge, Amarista, EvCab, Cozart, Aybar, Valdespin, Bloomquist, or Marwin?

    or I could pick them all up and create a tyrannic team of Infidels sure to make even Fidel quiver in his boots. FMFBBL.

    oh and 12 team, 5×5, dead last in AVG (.259), could use some R, and SAGNOF wouldn’t hurt.

    Thanks again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ron Swanson’s ‘Stache, Ha! Aybar

      • Bombo Rivera says:
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        @Grey, Aybar fouled a ball off his foot and might have to hit the DL. They’re waiting until the swelling goes down before they make that decision. He’ll be out for a few days at the very least.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks for the heads up!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ron Swanson’s ‘Stache, Cozart

  13. Mennonite Sports guy says:
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    I have Storen on my DL still. Should I drop him or Brett Myers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mennonite Sports guy, Myers

  14. Steve Stevenson says:
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    M.Montero or Doumit?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve Stevenson, Doumit

  15. stoopid says:
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    I’ve been trying to resist asking a catcher question but there are some legitimate options on the wire. I’ve had Wieters in there set it and forget it style, but have had enough.

    Montero, Doumit & Arencibia are available.

    Any of them over Wieters ROS?

    10 team 5×5, I lead AVG, RBI, & R’s. Hurting in HR’s and decent in SB’s.

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @stoopid, Arencibia, your avg will offset his lack of and he had the best power off all of them and the most favorable park.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @stoopid, Wieters

  16. TrampledByDonkeys says:
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    Anyone have a feeling on Reynolds v Berkman? I’ve been waiting for Reynolds to heat up FOREVER.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TrampledByDonkeys, Berkman

  17. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    Well it looks like I have managed to lose the leagues top OF and SS in the same week…..who would you replace Desmond with?

    Espinosa
    Aviles
    Furcal

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @2 Cups 1 Braun, Espinosa

  18. SpiralArchitect says:
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    Was offered the following:

    Giving – Pablo Sandoval, Chris Young (OF), and AJ Burnett
    Receiving – HanRam, Stephen Drew, and Lucas Harrell

    Thoughts?

    • anarchy burger says:
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      @SpiralArchitect, i’d hold. hanley has been a disapointment + now hes hurt. burnett has been better than most people realize.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SpiralArchitect, Hold

  19. mH says:
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    Astros comment made my day….unreal how their management is so bad…

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @mH, it’s like Pittsburgh bad a couple years ago

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mH, Yup

  20. SpiralArchitect says:
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    Better 2 start this week: Liriano or Kuroda?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SpiralArchitect, Liriano

  21. harkrider says:
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    I’m not a big believer in vetoing trades, but does this one deserve a veto? 10 team, 5 keepers per team. One manager is currently right behind me in 3rd place and the other is just focusing on next season.

    Bryce Harper, Garza, and Scott Downs

    for

    Konerko, Lincecum, and Nathan

    • supra says:
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      @harkrider, no… looks fine to me

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @harkrider, no, why is that trade so bad?

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @harkrider, how many seasons do you get to keep players?

      trade seems fine

      • harkrider says:
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        @Jack Full of Hate, only 3 years, so when Harper is in his prime I guess he will be available. @Wilsonian, Maybe I’m jaded because those were the exact players I was talking with this manager about and he went with Harper over Bruce, Heyward, or Bautista (except he didn’t want to add Adam Jones to the deal to get Bautista)

  22. EG says:
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    Start Samardzija tonight?
    Cain or Krispie?
    Wieters or Montero?
    Thanks…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EG, Yes… Cain… Jesus…

  23. Me again.

    Regarding Desmond. It wasn’t enough that I lost Votto on my 2nd-place roto team (16-teamer, redraft). I grabbed Rutledge for the time being, but the other options available on waivers are Valdespin, Brandon Crawford, Cozart. I’m going to try to make a trade but do I hold onto Rutledge in the meantime? Or make a switch?

    Also, I dropped Boesch for Rutledge, which I only did because I had just picked him up and because I’m OK for power on that team. But it now occurs to me that I could have dropped Rizzo or Rasmus or Berkman. Should I drop one of them to pick up Boesch again? My big needs here are AVE, SB, R.

    Thanks for all the help…!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Enrique, Sure, hold Rutledge for now… Hold…

  24. Ronkonkoma says:
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    Please rank Top 3 (points league, ERA and WHIP don’t matter, high K pitching is what I need): sheets, Villanueva, homer bailey, Mcallister, Estrada, correia, Maholm

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ronkonkoma, Sheets, McAllister, Estrada

  25. Gooooose says:
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    Selling my team for next year. I need to select one P to complete a deal, please rank these guys in order of value for the future:

    Andrew Cashner (late-round keeper next yr)
    Jaime Garcia (mid-round keeper next yr)
    Jason Hammell (late-round Keeper next yr)

    Any rumblings on whether this stretch-out of Cashner is the last one?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gooooose, Hammel, Cashner

  26. EK says:
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    Pls rank these starts?
    12 team H2H pts:

    Estrada @ PHI
    Westbrook vs LAD
    Collmenter @ NYM
    Britton vs OAK

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EK, Westbrook, Britton

  27. BoneFace n Harmony says:
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    So I went up to New Hampshire for the weekend with the fam, and the entire time I kept saying “Cain…..SUGGAAARRRR” until my family kindly asked I stop acting like my 4 year old nephew. I blame you Grey!

    So anyways, I traded Rizzo for Boneface in a non-keeper, needed swipes bad. We likey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BoneFace n Harmony, HA! My bad! Sounds solid…

  28. Eng says:
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    Morning, Grey. Are you still preferring Nova over Phil Hughes for the rest of this season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eng, Nah, switch them…

      • Eng says:
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        @Grey, Thank you

  29. Luke T says:
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    Hi Grey,
    I have been wondering what to do with LL Cool J all year. He had some decent games early on, but has been mostly terrrible all year. What kind of waiver wire guys would you drop him for? Detwiler, Estrada, Fiers? Anyone else in mind? I get ready to pull the trigger, then I get nervous and think he could rebound. What should I do Obi Wan?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Luke T, Fiers

  30. Hey, Grey, I know Daniel Murphy is not your favorite, but listen to the group of middle infidels he’s better than on the ESPN year-to-date PR: Espinosa, Asdrubal Cabrera, Alexei Ramirez, Kendrick, Uggla, Ackley, Cozart. And that’s not counting people like Pedroia, Tulowitzki and Bonifacio who’ve been injured. What a year.

    Also, I’m holding on to Wilton Lopez with a death grip.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Miracles, We have a player rater…

  31. Jon says:
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    Would you own Detwiler or Richard over Minor, Leake or Oswalt ROS? Or take a flier on Matt Harvey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon, Detwiler over Leake

  32. J-Birdis says:
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    RCL… ROS… Ichiro or Coco?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J-Birdis, Coco

  33. Buddo Chezuski says:
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    Safe to say its time to drop Kendry(s)?? I keep waiting for him to regain that old form but looks like that aint happening. Also him sitting like 2 days a week really stinks in a weekly league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Buddo Chezuski, Drop him

  34. So you're saying there's a chance says:
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    Deal Allen Craig for Konerko?

    Essentially, do you think Pauly can recover from his month-plus slump to provide some solid production?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @So you’re saying there’s a chance, I’d take Konerko

  35. Jon says:
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    Fowler, Cain or LoMo ROS? How about in 2013?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon, Fowler… Lomo next year…

  36. Rags says:
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    Cordero is still must own in NL-only roto, right? My closers are Motte, Axford and Marshall.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rags, Yup

      • Buddo Chezuski says:
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        @Grey, Yeah. But would you drop him for a hot schmotato like Ruggiano? Would be looking for an OF to take his place.

  37. supra says:
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    Are we starting Wandy tonight against the Vottoless Pit in Cincy? I’ve got Halladay & Wilson with a 2-start week also… hmm.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @supra, Start him

  38. papasmurf says:
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    I was eying Karstens for a spot start but passed. Seriously, I shoulda known anyone going up against Analball was gonna have a good outing. MIA has had more than 2 runs in an Analball outing, like twice this year… Analball doesn’t lead to the runs…

    Ended up with Collmenter which wasn’t bad at all. Second time that’s happened in the last wk. Passed on a dude with shutout innings but still ended up with a decent outing and W.

    Nice consolation prize but leaves ya with a bleh feeling, especially when you’re looking to make up ground in ERA.

    Could have been worse, could have been a Lester owner… yowza.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @papasmurf, I know, it’s very true… Can’t buy Anibal a win…

  39. Bermuda Triangles says:
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    @Grey

    Thanks for all the help & advice this year! You’ll be pleased to know I still actually have a chance to make the playoffs (all I have to do is win out and get a bunch of help). But hey, I’m still a loyal Razzball fan.

    The site may be free but who says it hasn’t cost me money?

    I keed, I keed… Hey you couldn’t give any love/hate to Gardner and Werth in the disappointment section of the awards show? Them and Hosmer

    Here’s my real question:

    Gallardo vs WAS
    Sanchez vs SD

    You’re taking Yoga, correct?

    Thanks!
    Bermuda Triangles
    Get Lost!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bermuda Triangles, Gallardo

  40. The Talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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    drop one for Harvey?

    Eovaldi, Francisco Rodriguez, Cishek, Rex Brothers?

    I’ve been sitting on Brothers becaust i think Betancourt is going to get traded by the deadline.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Talented Mr. Dope Man, Eovaldi

  41. Van Hammersly says:
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    Grey:

    Which side do you prefer in an RCL? Sandoval/Ruiz or Beltre/Rosario?

    The team is fine in the power department but could use some help with Runs and RBIs. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Van Hammersly, Sandoval

  42. trick dad says:
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    funny comment on Lynn….I’m all-in on him this year, one of only six pitchers with an xfip below 3.4 and k-rate over 9…

  43. CatchLightning says:
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    CSantana or SPerez this week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @CatchLightning, Carlos

  44. SpiralArchitect says:
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    Anyone know what the status of Morneau is for tonight? If he is coming back tonight or tomorrow, I will go with him for the week.

    He owns the White Sox in Chicago, so I don’t want to sit him unless I have to.

    Other options are Rizzo and Lind.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SpiralArchitect, Not sure…

      • SpiralArchitect says:
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        @Grey, I forgot about Carlos Lee too.

        It looks like he is out until Wednesday at the earliest. Who would you go with:

        Carlos Lee, Anthony Rizzo or Adam Lind.

        Justin Morneau needs to make sure his wife isn’t droppin’ child when Joey Votto needs surgery. Insensitive jerk.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha! Lind…

  45. Ryan says:
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    I am in a 20 team h2h dynasty league. I could use an offensive boost. Anyway which trade should I consider doing?

    Trade longo and lester for tulo morse

    Trade wheeler and johnson for morse

    c jp arencibia
    1b prince fielder
    2b neil walker
    ss yunel escobar
    3b miguel cabrera
    inf chris johnson
    lf carl crawford
    cf peter bourjos
    rf justin upton
    of carlos lee
    util pedro ciriaco
    bn jurickson profar
    bn travis snider
    bn ryan lavernway
    Bn miguel Sano
    dl andrelton simmons
    dl evan longoria

    sp clayton kershaw
    sp yu darvish
    sp cliff lee
    sp jon lester
    rp sean doolittle
    rp matt thorton
    rp matt belisle
    p joe kelly
    p aaron harang
    bn zack mccalister
    bn barry zito
    bn zack wheeler
    dl anthony bass

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ryan, I’d trade Wheeler for Morse…

  46. Chris says:
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    @Grey or anyone who has an opinion.

    H2H Dynasty League:
    Longo and Strassy for Trout and Anibal.

    At first it looks like a great deal, but with Longo seemingly hurt all the time, it worries me that I’ll grab him and never manage to do anything with him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris, Longo

  47. bensomi says:
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    Hater! You used to rave the donkeys!

    Sure Pedro is batting .232 on the year, but look what he’s done this summer. During June and July he batting .260/13HR/26R/34RBI. I’ll take it, and love it. I think he’s more of a .240/.250 hitter. I’m in a 10 team league where we can have only 4 AL hitters, so this guy has been extremely valuable.

    Rise up Donkey and kick some ass!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bensomi, I don’t hate Pedro from Pittsburgh, just stating facts…

  48. Lob Ball says:
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    In your 7/10 rankings you have Uggla at 66th and mentioned “a huge second half”. Two weeks later has your perception changed? I have Kinsler for 2nd base and Escobar, Rutledge, and Plouffe to use as a MI. Should I drop Uggla for someone like McGehee, Ruggiano, or Snider?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lob Ball, I’d hold Uggla…

  49. Wudaben says:
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    Thanks, now I can’t get that shizz out of my head!

    … this year Ryan’s homers fell on the weekend…..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wudaben, Ha!

  50. Double sup sup says:
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    Dynasty League: Wainwright can’t be wrong!

    Wainwright over Lynn, right?
    Wainwright over Josh Johnson, also right?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over both of them…

  51. Steve says:
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    I’ve heard the Padres are attempting to resign Street. Do you think he gets traded? If so, is Thayer the closer or Gregerson? Also, I picked up Lopez before Cordero was named closer. Is it worth holding onto him and waiting to see if Cordero loses the job, or do I drop him and keep an eye on it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Thayer… Lose Lopez…

  52. Bermuda Triangles says:
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    @Grey

    I’ve got Logan Morrison at a $1 in a keeper league. Probably not keepable.

    Lorenzo Cain is out there to be picked up – I figure he might end up costing me $10+

    You would still make that switch, correct?

    I’m not missing some secret keeper value out of Morrision am I? Seems like his stock is way down.

    Thanks!
    Bermuda Triangles
    Get Lost!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds like you can switch them…

  53. Jay says:
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    Thinking of making an offer to a guy who needs a SP, he is offering up J Upton. (12 team, 5 keeper league) Is Cueto enough of a SP to offer for JUp or is that insulting? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair…

  54. ManuteBologna says:
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    The Cordero move only has one explanation….Astros are tanking because they think they’re in the NBA now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is that because of the salary cap?

  55. The G says:
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    Grey,

    Did u catch The Next Food Network Star finale? Thoughts on the winner? Yvan looks like he could start for the Astros…lol. Loved the Giada cleavage in the finale!

    Great roundup, as usual!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! HA! Total Astros middle infielder… I saw it, yeah…

      • The G says:
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        @Grey,

        Thoughts on the winner/losers? The dyke Michelle got on my nerves. I liked that the fans got to vote…hope that new twist continues. Also, I thought Alton had the two strongest ppl in Justin and Martie. That one hot chick on Bobby’s team was like the resident Kardashian for the show…lol

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, she was… I thought Justin was gonna win from the first episode…. Didn’t really seem to be much of a surprise and that final episode was one long clip show, which is lame… I’d actually watch Justin’s show… Nah, probably not, but I’d consider it…

          • The G says:
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            @Grey,

            Yeah…I called the Alton 2.0 Show from day one as well. I’d rather watch Yvan’s show though…and I have a feeling Ippy will end up with a show at some point.

            Watching the whole hour to reveal the winner was like watching a 1-1pitchers duel go into extra innings…they need to fix that part for sure.

            I got the feeling that Bobby was never as invested as Alton and Giada was…like he gave up on his team. He probably wanted to trade his team away and start fresh…lol. He seemed like a total dick at times…which I thought was hilarious.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Can’t imagine Ippy having a show, he seems like he’s on quaaludes… Bobby’s team was the weakest, by far… Marti or Yvan might get a show even though they lost…

              • The G says:
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                @Grey,

                I think both Martie and Yvan are better than Aarti from last season…she bugs the hell outta me!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, she’s terrible… And the lady from the year before that… The cheap meal lady…

                  • The G says:
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                    @Grey,

                    Yeah…both of them suck big ones…

                    Btw, I was reading a thread that you had with someone a few days ago about Storage Wars…gave the show a chance…and now I’m hooked. Lol…Brandi is nice to watch on that show…and that gooftard Dave Hester(Yuuuuuuuppp!) is like a dreaded Yankee or what Juan Marichal is to the Dodgers…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, total gooftard villain with an insane opinion of himself…

  56. ManuteBologna says:
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    My middle infield is:

    Zobrist – 2b
    Starlin – ss
    with Utley / Aybar at MI : (

    I had been rolling with Aybar since he was a little hot, but if he hits the DL, who should I go with?

    Rutledge or Amarista? I assume Cozart is a better option than either of these (and Utley) right now? He’s about to clear waivers but would like the Rutledge / Amarista /Aybar / Utley ranking in case I can’t get him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Cozart…

  57. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Cody Ross or Tyler Colvin?

    At MI, who two among the following should I keep — Michael Young, Zack Cozart, Omar Infante or Kyle Seager?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ross… Young, Seager

  58. El guey says:
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    Start either? Liriano @ chisox or wandy at home v. Cincinnati? Also have jzimm starting.. 12tm 5×5 h2h roto.. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Liriano

  59. The Trade Bandit says:
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    What are your thoughts on my Berkman/A Sanchez for his Edwin Encarnacion?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent for Edwin…

  60. Rabbit says:
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    Roto 5×5 league, and I need wins; my ratios are solid. So which three of the following four should I start this week:

    Fiers vs. Wash
    Sheets vs. Phila.
    Niese @ Ariz
    Anibel vs. SD

    I am leaning toward Fiers, Niese and Anibel, though I’m tempted to go with Sheets over Anibel.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Sheets

  61. Hi again Grey … out of my semi-“expendable” group of hitters — Rizzo or Rasmus or Berkman — I assume Rizzo has the highest sell value. Is he the one you’d sell in return for a replacement SS for the injured Desmond? Or do you think Berkman’s name recognition would get more in return?

    Whichever one I sell (I guess I could offer a choice) give me a couple of names of SSs to target. Is Aviles too low? Bonifacio? Plouffe? Furcall? Please help me get in the right ballpark….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Berkman for Bonifacio if you need speed, for Plouffe if you need power…

  62. J-Birdis says:
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    Is Casilla droppable in an RCL? My other closers are Kimbrel, Chapman, and Valverde… and I’m leading the league in saves.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t drop him…

  63. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto league where i need wins, who do you start this week? need two.

    fiers vs wash
    detwiler @ mil
    milone @ tor
    burnett @ hou

    could also start all 4 but would need to sit arnoldis and jansen (have a 6 save lead in saves).

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fiers, Burnett

  64. bean says:
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    Least likely to puke on themselves tonight?

    Lincecum vs. Pads
    Richard @ SF

    Start any or both?

    • bean says:
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      @bean, Sorry, meant Vogelsong not Timmy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start both…

  65. kfed says:
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    how would you rank salvador perez, bauer, and bundy in a dynasty league? injuries are forcing me to make some tough decisions…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You ranked them..:

  66. trick dad says:
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    pick a young at utility: delmon, chris or michael, or adam lind

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lind

  67. Scott says:
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    I have Ian Desmond in my keeper league.. Is he worth holding on to as a keeper? My top guys are:

    1) Pujols
    2) Trout
    3) Trumbo
    4) Ellsbury
    5) Giancarlo
    6) Longoria
    7) Desmond
    8) Goldschmidt
    9) Kimbrel
    10) Alvarez

    And no keeper-worthy SP. We get 7 keepers. So it’s mainly down to Desmond/Kimbrel for the last spot.

    Also should I try to trade Alvarez for Lawrie or Moustakas and keep one of them? Or do you think all 3 have similar value.

    Thanks

    • Scott says:
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      And I added Alexie Ramirez and Amarista for SS. I’m just so fed up with injuries.. I’ve had Longoria and Ellsbury on the DL for most of the season. I had Tulo but was able to trade him. Giancarlo went down.. I traded Josh Johnson for Desmond a few weeks ago and he’s already out at least a month.

      But if you think he’s a legit top 5 SS now and can put up good numbers again next year, I’ll keep him stashed. Just tired of all the injuries.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        You’re the cooler!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trade Pedro for Moose or Lawrie… Desmond isn’t a keeper there…

      • Scott says:
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        @Grey,

        Thanks.. If I’m able to get Lawrie or Moustakas, should I keep them over Kimbrel? I personally wouldn’t care. I kept Pineda last year and naturally he found his way to the DL for me.. so I’m not too fond of keeping pitching.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes, over Kimbrel…

  68. Chillmodious says:
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    “OK guys, thanks to ‘faulty wiring’ we have no place to stay. / And those freshmen–freshmen!–are sitting pretty in there! / So as of this moment, the freshmen dorm is ours. Any room you want, take it! / Break!”

    (just wanted to add that)

    • Chillmodious says:
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      @Chillmodious, Also, Geto Boys…and Stan Gable…together in one roundup?! Seriously, get back in the DeLorean, come home, and leave my formative years alone!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ha, sorry!

        • Chillmodious says:
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          @Grey, No worries. Have fun, but do not even THINK about touching my Pogo-Ball memories–those are sacrosanct!! Also, did you ever figure out why the DeLorean doesn’t have iPod connectivity? No attention to detail, that Doc Brown.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Ha! You ever watch Hollywood Auctions? They had a BTTF episode auctioning off the overboard and other crap… But some guy made a BTTF DeLorean…

            • Chillmodious says:
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              @Grey, Nope…haven’t watched, but that episode sounds solid. I’m not exactly a ‘BTTF guy’–though not a hater either–just more of an 80s child who dislikes change and loves nostalgia. Ironically, I own a pair of the “Nike MAGs” which were produced exclusively for a MJFox parkinson’s auction early this year. The included certificate of authenticity was in the form of a DeLorean mini-license plate. They don’t power-lace, but are pretty sweet, if you like that sort of thing: http://www.nicekicks.com/2011/09/nike-air-mag-officially-unveiled/

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Oh my God, those look incredible, why don’t I have them?

                • Chillmodious says:
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                  @Grey, Probably because the auction run was for 2 weeks, 1500 pairs total (i.e. only a few made in each size), and they were being sold for around $4k a pair. I haven’t looked at the aftermarket, but they’re likely double that for popular sizes (read: 9-10). I simply got lucky.

                  Speaking of sweet sneakers, though, the MF Doom Nike Dunks are still my favorites: http://hypebeast.com/2007/06/mf-doom-x-nike-sb-dunk-high/

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    I gotta go with the Mags… So did you buy them for a lot less than that?

                    • Chillmodious says:
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                      @Grey, Yeah…it was just under $2k. I also felt like a complete moron for at least 3 months after the purchase. But today? Doesn’t bother me half as much. Or at all, really. Bought them on the first day of the auctions (size 11, which is somewhat popular)…by day three they were averaging $4k…on the last day I saw a few go for close to $6k.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      That’s so awesome! If you wanna will them to me, I’ll send you my info…

                    • Steve says:
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                      @Chillmodious, Makes my $70 New Balance from Amazon look a bit feeble.

                    • Chillmodious says:
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                      @Steve, Certainly wasn’t trying to show anyone up! If it’s any consolation, I pretty much only wear Chuck Taylors anyway–$25 at Target!

                    • Steve says:
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                      @Chillmodious, Ha! Didn’t think you were. $25 Chucks is something we at the bottom of the world can only dream of.

              • Prezii says:
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                @Chillmodious, dude what the F*CK are those? Haha can you fly?? Straight astronaut shoes right there…. I’d rock em tho…

                • Chillmodious says:
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                  @Prezii, I can’t fly, no, but at the time I bought them I was most definitely sky-high. (sort of have to be in order to justify the purchase)

                  • Prezii says:
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                    @Chillmodious, i feel it man.. they would go with a good fit. But i dunno what ur gonna find to match em… Ha and if you paid over 100 for em, fuck wat they look like right?

                    • Prezii says:
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                      Wow you said 4 racks for those?? Holy shit… Im thinkin you paid like $200.. haha

                    • Chillmodious says:
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                      @Prezii, Precisely! They are currently being ‘rocked’ by a shelf in my “man-cave.” I haven’t even removed the tissue from the insole to try them on. Even the shoebox looks cool. I have them displayed alongside the UPS shipping box, which is also somewhat collectible–UPS partnered with Nike/eBay on the auction and affixed a special “shipped from Hilldale, California” decal to the brown outer box.

                      And get this: word on the street is that Nike has been working on a “power-lacing” version to be released in 2015 (and similarly auctioned off), which is the year in which BTTF II ‘actually’ took place. They are rumored to come with a replica hoverboard, which will double as a display stand.

                    • Prezii says:
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                      @Chillmodious, that is boss dude! Love it!! Come to think of it… Whats a man cave without a pair of pointless, ridiculously expensive nikes? You have set the standard my friend! Well done.

                    • Chillmodious says:
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                      @Prezii, I try. Right now, the cave just needs a little more Bo Jackson…which is a must, obviously.

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Chillmodious, what BO Jackson gear you lookin for?

                    • Chillmodious says:
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                      @Jack Full of Hate, Lol…look what I started with a seemingly innocuous comment! Re: Bo… nothing in particular (gear, memorabilia, etc), just something cool that may tickle my fancy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! Nice…

  69. ernie says:
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    it is a good idea to start Minor in MIA?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  70. DjlanceRauch says:
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    Who do you like the rest of the way? Latos or Moore.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Latos

  71. #1 contenda says:
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    yo greyman,

    you got new tshirts comin? you said you lookin round for new vendor

    respeckt.

  72. Wallpaper Patterson says:
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    Drop Cahill and add Richard?

    H2h league

    12 teams

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  73. L-Boogie says:
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    Cubbies say that Garza won’t miss a start. Still…

    Start Garza at home vs Cards or
    Milone @ Toronto

    Thanks dude.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Garza

  74. Sagnof specialista says:
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    Even tho I need K’s badly should I drop B. Norris for

    Minor, Villanueva, Tillman or Harvey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can try Minor…

  75. DjlanceRauch says:
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    I need saves and someone in my league has offered me a closer for Moore. Who should I target? Broxton, Casilla, Reed, Cook.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cook

  76. Jake says:
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    In a 5×5 roto, was thinking of offering J. Bruce, Harper, an Anibal, for Hamilton and Bourn. Is that enough, too much, or am I dumb for thinking it?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s a bit much… But if the league is shallow enough I could understand it…

  77. jaw says:
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    drop chris davis for one of the below? 5×5 10team h2h

    boesch
    cody ross
    brantley
    delmon
    quentin berry

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ross

  78. Chris says:
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    Please rank em for this week only:

    Hudson @ MIA
    Fiers vs WAS
    Parker @ BAL
    Collmenter vs NYM

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fiers, Hudson, Parker

  79. Eddy says:
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    Looking like Dempster will be a Brave soon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Makes sense… They only have 7 SPs…

      • Eddy says:
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        @Grey, I think it’s a plus for Dempster owners. On top of the better park and his fantastic numbers versus the NL East this year, you know what it is to go from having Marmol close out your wins to Kimbrel?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I agree… Doesn’t hurt, that’s for sure…

          • Eddy says:
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            @Grey, And he’s now in line to face the Marlins in Crayola Canyon. What a weird season where him facing MIA was much better than his next start @PIT as a Cub.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, seriously…

  80. potus says:
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    Is Latos back to his old self? His stats look better. Thoughts on him Grey or anyone?

    TIA
    YHL

  81. Bernie Brewer says:
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    Brewers fan here (obviously!)…and I still don’t get the Michael Fiers reference.

    Can you help me out?

    Sorry, there’s a lot of beer up here in my place in Miller Park :)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Google “couldn’t get michael” lyrics

      • Bernie Brewer says:
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        @Grey, Gotcha! Not a lot of rap here…mostly beer-barrel polka… ;)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha… I hear ya…

  82. Dynamite Dan says:
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    Help! I have 3 Royals on my team. (And I hate having more than 2 players from one team on my fantasy team)

    They are Perez, Cain and A Escobar.

    Should I…..

    a. Drop Perez for Santana, Grandal, or Doumit…?
    b. Drop Escobar for Rutledge, Crawford, Scutaro, or Cozart…?
    c. Drop Cain for Boesch, C Wells, or Snider
    d. Hold.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Carlos…. C. Boesch

  83. Horse says:
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    14 team. Pick 2 for ROS:

    Minor / Hochevar / Nolasco / Collmenter / Colon

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Minor, Hochevar

  84. tommy deez says:
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    “They” always said Ichiro could hit homers whenever he wanted to…Um yo suzuki man! It’s time to flash the pop because that’s the only thing that could make you rosterable again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup…

    • Prezii says:
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      @tommy deez, that, or a trade to the yankees…

  85. jack says:
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    Stay the course with my $2 Altuve? 4X4, no runs. Thinking of trading him for $11 Espinosa out of power desperation. How many more RBIs and HRs would Espy provide? And who steals more (by how much)?

  86. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Dempster to Braves, I find it funny that this season does not match the last couple years for him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bit low on Ks, but this season’s pretty close…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey, he’s not this kind to ERA

  87. Paranoid Android says:
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    Keeper League trade question. I would only lose a 14th round pick next year to keep Bryce Harper. Some guy in my league who has no chance of winning offered me Holliday and J upside for him.

    I’m currently in 6th place where 6 teams make the playoff. My keepers are gonna be Rizzo for a 20th, Harper for a 14th and Kipnis for a 13th. If I traded Harper, I’d keep Heyward for a 7th rounder most likely or maybe Gio for an 8th.

    If you were in my shoes would you accept or deny? Worried Harper could be like Heyward in his sophomore season?

    Thanks man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds like a solid trade if it helps you win this year…

  88. Melvin Emanuel says:
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    @Grey

    Just offered Gio for my Granderson but Im not sure its fair. Weaver could possibly be available as well.

    With Votto down, I’d prefer not to trade away a primary source of power and instead trade away a lesser part, ideally one of Jennings or Reddick. Already tried a Berkman for Haren swap and he thought it was a joke.

    The rest of his staff includes Gio, Weaver, Haren, Vogelsong, Lewis, Dempster, Lohse, and Hudson.

    1) Is Granderson for Gio/Weaver fair?

    2) Please rank the top four pitchers out of: Dempster, Haren, Lewis, Vogelsong, Lohse, and Hudson. Would ideally like to trade Reddick or Jennings for one of them.

    3) Does this dress make me look fat?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) It’s fair, do you need an SP? I’d prefer a lesser SP… 2) Dempster, Vogelsong, Lewis… 3) Yup

  89. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    I was reading that the tribe might move Perez? You know anything about that?

    • @Jack Full of Hate, I just saw the same thing. I guess Vinnie Pestano becomes a pickup.

      • Chillmodious says:
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        @Enrique, More about San Francisco showing interest in Perez than Cleveland shopping him. Maybe this is what Bochy meant when he said he’d “review” the closer situation the other day. Casilla got the last SF save, buuuut it happened in a game where the Giants took the lead in the 10th after Romo had already entered a tie game in the ninth (i.e. we don’t know who would have been given the nod if the Giants entered the 9th with a lead).

        I am watching this especially close as I own Perez, Casilla, and Romo. If it does go down, I may wind up dropping Casilla (and Romo too for that matter) for Pestano. Ugh, me no likey the closerousel!

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @Chillmodious, you can also go after Hernandez if Putz gets moved and get a really good k/9, but Perez needs to go now!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I just grabbed Pestano in one league…

  90. Hi again Grey … just following up on a question above. Are Aviles, Furcal, and Yunel Escobar all too low to get in return for Berkman if I need SS help?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pretty low, yeah…

      • @Grey, Yeah, figured.

  91. JoeB. says:
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    More likely to be closing by the end of the year- Andrew Bailey or Wilton Lopez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bailey

  92. Thegreater says:
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    Need help just about everywhere, but want to know the following:

    cut Kendrick for boesch? Have Espinoza at 2b, Rollins and Reyes at 2b and MI. Have rasmus, n Cruz, berkman, c Davis, and by Upton as of eligible. Need more power, as avg and steals may be a lost cause

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, go with Boesch…

      • thegreater says:
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        @Grey, I know thats the right answer, but i put so much faith in Kendrick, its hard to cut that cord. Do you have a support blog somewhere I can join (I also have Lester to recover from…)?

  93. Bash says:
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    Grey
    can you estimate what round these guys would go in a draft next year?
    Halladay
    Cliff Lee
    Lincecum
    Gio
    Cueto

    I’m trading picks for one or 2 of these pitchers in a keeper league….
    Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      4th, 5th, 10th, 6th, 7th…

      • Bash says:
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        @Grey, thank u !!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You’re welcome…

  94. MikeZ says:
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    Who to drop for this week ina 12 teamn 5×5 league with weekly lineups/no bench? Parnell, 2 start Wei Yin Chin (TB/OAK), or 2 start Wandy(CIN/PIT)? Leaning toward dropping Parnell, but could probably use saves more than wins at this point in the season…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wandy

  95. Jon says:
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    Sounds like it’s Dempster to the Braves with Delgado going to the Cubs. If that’s true, does playing in Chicago hurt or help Delgado’s value? Would he be worth an add if he’s put in their rotation?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Helps… In some leagues…

  96. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    Please rank…

    1) Moustakas, M Young, Youkilis

    2) N Walker, A Craig

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moose, Youk… Craig…

  97. Azt says:
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    Should I drop Tommy Hanson for Detwiler for ROS or hold?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  98. Melvin Emanuel says:
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    *Referencing Question 88*

    Well…I thought I needed starting pitching but then I picked up Fister and Sheets. As of now, my staff is Gallardo, Sale, Darvish, Zimmerman, Anibal, Fister, Sheets.

    10 team mixed redraft…thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Your staff is fine…

      • Prezii says:
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        @Grey, hehe

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Prezii, Ha

      • Melvin Emanuel says:
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        @Grey,

        Thanks. It seems like every time I lose a couple pitchers to injury (Beachy, Morrow, etc) or ineffectiveness (Bauer), I immediately feel the need to trade for a starter.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Melvin Emanuel, Cool…

  99. Holmes says:
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    Todd Frazier or Goldy? Could be a dumb question, but I’ve got to know your thoughts for I am looking for a fill in for Votto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy

  100. Jon says:
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    Rank ROS for me?

    Lester, Hughes, Minor, Leake, Oswalt, Detwiler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon, Hughes, Detwiler, Oswalt…

  101. Bombo Rivera says:
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    Would you start Hanson @ MIA this week in an RCL? He’s been awful, and I’m running slightly ahead of the GS pace. I’m 8th in WHIP, and he’s contributed mightily to my standing.

    Same league, I picked up Cordero even though I’m first in saves. Should I lose him since I don’t need him to tie my ratios to the whipping post?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bombo Rivera, I’d hold Cordero for now… Sure, sit Hanson…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bombo Rivera, Though my gut is saying start Hanson there…

  102. the Z says:
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    Who do you like most in a minor league spot for help in ’13 or 14?

    Brett Jackson, Singleton, Yelich, Matt Adams, Carlos Martinez, Matt Harvey, Straily, Odorizzi

    I’m already holding Olt, Marte, Skaggs and Delgado.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jackson

  103. craptastic says:
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    Please pick 1 for the week:

    Rizzo: 6 games (@Pit,StL)
    D.Jennings: 6 games (@Bal,@LAA)

    Rizzo started hot, but has cooled down recently.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @craptastic, Rizzo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s awesome…

  104. Johnson says:
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    What is Moustakas’ peak numbers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      30 homers, .290…

  105. Steve says:
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    Rizzo or Lind rest of season?

    Doumit, S. Perez, or Rosario at catcher rest of season?

    THanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo, Perez

  106. BoneFace n Harmony says:
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    Please rank ROS:

    Berkman, Rasmus, Cain…SUGARR, Boesch

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rasmus, Berkman, Boesch

  107. dingbat says:
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    If I’m playing matchups, which looks better:

    Mike Leake @ HOU (Harrell, .706 OPS vs. R), or
    Wey-Yin Chen vs. TBR (Hellickson, .675 OPS vs. L)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Leake

      • dingbat says:
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        @Grey, Thanks!

  108. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Is Colby Lewis worth holding in a 12 team, I got worth stashed and don’t want to drop.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, if you have room…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey, not really, I have Worth stashed and that leaves me with 4 starters ( Cain, McDonald, Scherzer, and Sheets) If I was to drop him there is Malholm, Zito, Villanueva, and McCallister available, both Villanueva and McCallisters next opponents are the Tigers. I usually stay away from AL pitchers, especially AL East.

        This time I have no idea what to do, usually I’m asking you for a third opinion. But my fantasy baseball boyfriend ( baby’s mama term) is on vacation.

        what about Joe Kelly, I have not seen you write about him, quietly looking solid, or Lewis’s replacement Perez

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha! I’ve written about Kelly… I’d go with him over Perez…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey, you would go with Kelly over all the others?

            I have not thought about this but is stashing Werth, worth it? I just grabbed Snider and have an OF of J. Upton, Morse, Heyward, Gonzo, and Bono with Snider and the puma on the bench. Lind and LaRoach splitting 1st and Middlebrooks manning the CI spot.

            I always get flashes of One Day at a Time when I write/see Snider’s name. heehee

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              @Jack Full of Hate, I’d go with McAllister… re: Snider — ha! I would drop Werth…

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey, I’m a little behind in GS and will probably stream until after McAllisters Thurs start vs. Det, hopefully he doesn’t get nabbed.

                I was waiting to be pissed off at the end of the star last night and was actually relieved that Justin won. I hate when reality TV messes with my emotions. Why do I invest myself?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, was happy he won, but a totally boring episode…

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey, The pain of watching a re-cap. I fast forwarded after 20 minutes of that. The worst part was having to see the rock n roll sushi chef again. I’m not a violent man but I would love to re-arrange his face

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      But he does flips!

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Grey, I believe they call that tumbling, my 5 year old does that and does it without looking like a douche. I want to find his band online and see what its all about. That way when it sucks I can beat him up with my words!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      @Jack Full of Hate, But does your five year old have silver jewelry?

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Grey, not real silver and she’s a girl. But she likes to sing rock songs, her two favorites are Foreigners “I want to know what love is”, thanks to Jemar on the Voice and Fleetwood Mac’s “Rhiannon”

                      She’s more Rock and Roll than that douce bag

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Nice taste!

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Grey, Thank You, rock n roll from Dad and disco from mom

  109. jack says:
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    Ozzie now saying Hanley could be back tomorrow. That would mean 5 games for him at best. Furcal has a 7 game slate, is heating up again and has good #s per matchups.

    Leaning Furcal but don’t want to miss a Hanley breakout (got him 4 weeks ago and have been waiting ….). WWGD?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start Hanley…

  110. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    Jon Morosi: “Tigers giving up Jacob Turner plus in deal for A Sanchez and Infante.”

    That being said, how does this effect Infante’s value? Infante over A Craig?

    • @Shin-Soo Choo Choo, If Craig keeps getting in the lineup I think he’ll still be more valuable.

      I’m more interested, though, in how that trade would effect Anibal’s value. His worst stadium has been his home park, and now he won’t pitch there. Hope he can get some good aroz con pollo in Detroit….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Craig over Infante

  111. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    Short-term Han(d)ley fill-in:
    Espinosa, Cozart, or Alexei

    I own Lester (ugh) – hold or replace with:
    Fiers, Detwiler, Wei-Yin Chen
    (Garza was also just dropped but I have a low waiver priority)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hanley’s gonna play tomorrow… Fiers…

  112. Mytake: Drop Lester, and grab Detwiler immediately. Then make a waiver claim on Garza in which you’d drop Detwiler if you got him. If you get him, great. If not, you still have the next best option.

  113. jack says:
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    Crap, Anibal had SD this week … now will go @ TOR. Which one do I go with?

    Anibal @TOR
    Harrison home CHW
    Shark 2 start (scary!)
    Garza home StL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Garza….

  114. jaw says:
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    ichiro worth adding with the yankees trade? 10 team h2h

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not really…

  115. Bernie Brewer says:
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    I’ve got my own Lester question (to make this several in a row here):

    Hold, or drop for:
    Detwiler
    H. Bailey
    McAllister
    Vargas

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McAllister

  116. Steve says:
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    As jaw says in #115, above – Ichiro has indeed been traded to the Yankees.

    Just has to walk down the hall.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup…..

  117. Sam says:
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    Ichiro is now a Yankee. WOW.

  118. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    wow, Ichiro is a Yankee and Annibal and Infante to the Tigers. Ichiro’s first agme as a Yankee will be against Seattle.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Spooky

  119. Steve says:
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    And according to a USA Today baseball writer on Twitter (a reliable source, right!), Bell, Hanley and Johnson are the next Marlins on the block.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Feels like yesterday they were buyers…

  120. Joan Chen says:
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    Great work, really interested to see what Ichiro does in NY… his fabled increase in power may come to fruition! Quick question, 10 team keeper, W, L, K, ERA, WHIP, S, K/BB all pitching catagories, R, RBI, HR, SB, K, AVG, OPS all hitting catagories. I would give Anibal Sanchez for Jason Kubel. Already have a strong OF with AGon, Kemp, AJones, Dunn, Jennings, and Krispie.

    Good trade? Or should I blow it off and replace krispie with Ichiro, who got dropped.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold…..

  121. letsgobravos says:
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    Hey grey…how much of a hit does Anna Bell take moving to the AL? He’s been pretty shaky of late, but maybe the change of scenery will help. With the way my luck is running, I doubt it though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t love the move for him…

  122. Eddy says:
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    I can imagine a casual Seattle Mariners fan, settling into the first inning with his worn Ichiro jersey, not a care in the world.

    Little does he know…

    • Prezii says:
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      @Eddy, …. That he’ll be walking back to the car after the 1st inning.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! Yup…

  123. OaktownSteve says:
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    I didn’t realize there was a player to be named later in the Pineda-Montero deal.

    Guess the Nightmare in Oaktown sent the Bombers into panic mode.

    • Prezii says:
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      @OaktownSteve, make em scerred! I almost shed a tear on the suzuki homer… They gave him the silent treatment, he didnt even care! He was jumpin around laughin and shizz..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! True…

  124. Prezii says:
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    If i COULD… I’d take a chance on ichiro.. in his head he was probably sick of the marginers.. would you give it all you got everyday if you played on seattle for 30 friggin years? I bet this gets him goin a little, at least. Maybe im wrong but.. cust kayin!

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Prezii, I’m inclined to agree with you. Plus that short, jet stream influenced porch in right…

      • Prezii says:
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        @Wilsonian, more runs and ribbies for sure! And his new found “power” which is BS imo, but hey ya never know..

  125. Chupacabra says:
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    Who is a better keeper for 2013, Stanton or Bruce?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stanton

  126. Steve says:
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    Bruce out of the lineup tonight. Well, today for me, but trying not to confuse anyone.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Gotcha…

  127. Project_Badass says:
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    What do you think of Jacob Turner now that he is in the NL? Is he worth an add in a 16-team league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he’s worth an add there…

  128. ferris says:
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    nl-only

    jesus flores or geovany soto or too close to call (or matter) for the ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Matter… Flores…

  129. Carnac says:
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    FWIWeurtz, Anibal has a career 5.07 ERA (74.2 IP) against AL teams. In 2012, his ERA against the AL is 6.55 in 20.2 IP.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, it’s not great…

  130. Bombo Rivera says:
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    How does this trade sound? It’s an 8 team keeper league with 37-man rosters (8 of them are prospects), can keep 8, $260 budget.

    I would send my Matt Cain and ARam (neither keepable) for Wright (keepable at 33) and Reddick (keepable for $6).

    I’m really lagging in runs, HR and RBI. I’m not exactly killing it in WHIP, but I’m ahead of the IP pace. Wright would be an upgrade over ARam, and both guys would join my collection of marginal keeper options.

    Do you believe in Reddick at all? I don’t really think I do, and yet I’m still thinking about accepting this one. What say you?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds like an okay trade if you can lose pitching…

  131. swayne says:
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    Tulo on the DL and just got utley off the DL, looking for a SS and a back-up MI, how would you rate: seager, peralta, infante, valdespin, amastrista, espinosa – 5 x 5 roto, biggest neads are avg, runs, and SBs. thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Infante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Infante, Seager

  132. Howard says:
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    I’m in one of those leagues where you just take a full team and I happen to be the Marlins. I don’t have one player with 2B eligibility. It looks like Emily Boneface will be the new 2B in Miami but will take 5 games Yahoo to gain eligibility.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doh

  133. swayne says:
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    i know its yahoo but they have Krispie at #65 over the past 14 days, is he back?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Read the post…

  134. Steve says:
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    Bonifacioooooooo!!!!

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Steve, I love when a SAGNOFer gets a jack on my team

  135. swayne says:
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    and if he is, should i drop coco crispie or berkman for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @swayne, Don’t know what this is regarding…

  136. Chillmodious says:
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    So with Colby Lewis donezo, do the Rangers step it up to get Hamels? I feel like the Phillies just cashed in–if they can’t re-sign Hamels, maybe now they’ll be able to pry The Love Song Of Jurickson Alfred Profar-rock (see what u did there, lit majors?) from Texas.

    • Chillmodious says:
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      @Chillmodious, *that should’ve been an “I” not a “u”…damn autocorrect.

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Chillmodious,Texas said all prospects are available except Profar. If anyone it would be Olt-ernative rock.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Jack Full of Hate, Ha!

        • Chillmodious says:
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          @Jack Full of Hate, 1. Ha! … 2. My thinking was that maybe the Colby Lewis news might change their stance on Profar.

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Chillmodious Thank You…. there is so much top of the order SP out there with smaller price tags and Texas is loaded offensively and can make nice packages with the absence of Profar. I don’t think the security of a long term deal with Hamels would make them trade Profar, that guy is redonkulous. Besides if I was Hamels i would not want to make Texas my home to close out my career. Poopoo on his numbers.

  137. ThE sHiT says:
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    @Grey: I have Lind filling in for Votto. Rizzo got dropped, gotta scoop him up right? Also, i have Middlebrooks at util for now, you like any of Boesch, Lind, Snider, or Cain more?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go with Rizzo… Boesch…

      • ThE sHiT says:
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        @Grey, Got it, thanks! I see Rizzo hasn’t been hitting for power lately, but he is still hitting. He also has only taken 3 walks in his 84 plate appearances, any worries with him?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, there’s worries, but he’s worth the risk…

  138. Steve says:
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    Awwww, J-Zimm. It was going so well.

    Be nice if you could get a bit more damn run support.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Zimmerman seems to hit homers for all their other pitchers…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Doesn’t he have, like, 16 quality starts? And an ERA of 2.35 and he’s 7-6.

        Some bad win Karma there.

        • Awesomus Maximus

          Awesomus Maximus says:
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          @Steve, It’s 17 QS… Not to mention the 1.09 WHIP. Yeah, bitter owner here.

  139. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    Harper with a slam and legs in just one AB. This is possible because:

    A.) The HR is legit, and the steal is of the scorekeeper’s heart.

    B.) He actually hit a triple and then stole home so quickly that they decided to count it as a HR, too.

    C.) Harper negotiated a (one user per season) “Make Up an AB” cheat.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! C…

  140. Steve says:
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    Ugh. Halladay getting torched. Just gave a up a 3-run jack to Carlos Gomez. WTF?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, wish it was Aoki if it was gonna happen…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, He singled and scored on the homer, as if that’s any kind of consolation (emoticon).

        • Awesomus Maximus

          Awesomus Maximus says:
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          @Steve, Very glad I have Samardzija going to offset my Halladay start.

          That’s the first line of my new book Fantasy Baseball Related Phrases I Never Thought I Would Utter. The second line?

          “I almost finished a spreadsheet that calculates the best streaming options for the day, but my wife saw it and got so turned on we spent the rest of the weekend in bed.”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, saw the single and run… Not much of a consolation…

  141. Steve says:
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    Koooooonerrrrrrkooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, About time…

  142. swayne says:
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    ok, here is the shiz (but before we go there isn’t Farqua the short King from Shrek?). ok, competetive 5 x 5 Roti league: getting my a** handed to me in avg, sb, and runs.. here is my lineup:

    C – s. perez
    lb – agon/ike and berkman
    2b – utley, amarista
    ss – peralta (tulo on dl)
    3b – moose and headly
    of: stanton (dl), pence, heywood, revere, crisp

    available include: Krispie, infante, seager, aoki, chipper, espinosa, q. berry

    notes: like flexiblity in players, picked up berkman (hoping he gets his bat speed back, but even so, if he does, will he really help me?), and picked up headly hoping he goes to a better ballpark (yankees??) – plus competetive league – something happens guys are on it..

    willing to make moves (especially armastia, peralta, revere, crisp) – any thoughts? thanks.

    • swayne says:
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      @swayne, just read that mets optioned duda to triple A, so you can valdespin on the list of available options – plus he has multiple position eligibility.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @swayne, Ha… He is the short king…Infante over Amarista (and Utley)…

      • swayne says:
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        @Grey, what about OF? revere and crisp better than aoki, krispie (keeping on eye on him), q. berry? (or is it all just a toss up?)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Pretty much toss ups… If you want to try Krispie over Crisp, go for it…

  143. nightpandas says:
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    Colby Lewis replacement:

    Collmenter
    Griffin
    Blanton
    Zito
    Karstens
    Hochevar
    G Richards

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @nightpandas, Looks like you should just be streaming… Blanton…

  144. William says:
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    @Grey: For ROS, should I continue to roll the dice with Anthony Rizzo or pick up Corey Hart?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @William, Rizzo

  145. jack says:
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    ugh, Shark on my bench. That’s what I get for playing scared. I didn’t like the 9 baserunners in 5 innings last week and he has StL as second start. Excuses, excuses, sux to leave such big production on the bench

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jack, Yeah, damn…

      • jack says:
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        @Grey, He is nasty out there. That K of Cutch on three sliders was just awesome. Looks like I left the best pitching performance of the year for my staff on the bench!

        And my hitters are 1-18 to start today. I’d throw in the towel and tune out if I wasn’t basically tied for first.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha… Yup…

  146. Steve says:
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    Any thoughts on this Cruz fella playing SS for the Dodgers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s really not very good, just seems to be hot of late…

  147. Steve says:
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    Fuck you, Nationals bullpen.

  148. Jon says:
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    I’d like another SP – would you lose Cishek or Casilla to add Detwiler? I still have Putz, Cook and Frieri.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Casilla

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! Oh, Hawk…

  149. DoobieDrooby says:
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    Jennings or Boesch?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jennings

  150. Steve says:
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    Too late, Nationals. Much too late.

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, Oh, and my opponent has Morse, so that’s super annoying.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Damn…

  151. nyjacobs says:
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    Grey-

    trade my strasburg 4 choo/lincecum or my cj wilson 4 choo? thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is neither an option?

      • nyjacobs says:
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        @Grey,

        yes neither is an option. how concerned should i be with stras innings limit?

  152. herschel says:
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    @Grey: salvador perez or lucroy when hes activated off the dl (supposedly on thursday)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Perez

  153. Martin says:
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    @grey- just swing harper for napoli. Harper is usually on my bench and I’m playing Perez at C. What do you think? Should i have traded Harper for Wieters over Napoli?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t have traded him for either…

  154. Steve says:
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    Mike Trout fails to reach base.

    Seemed worth noting.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Better double check that…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Normal service has been resumed.

  155. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    Wow… Fray-Rod is just awful. Barely worth rostering for the saves he may get.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      So effin’ terrible…

  156. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    Why can’t J-Z get it through his thick skull? If he wants run support, he needs to start pitching into the 10th.

  157. Steve says:
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    Bruce pinch-hitting…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I just thought of something… Is Big O okay, haven’t heard from him in a while…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, I would assume so. Haven’t heard different. He’s been adding and dropping in the RCL…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s good… Maybe he’s mad about Henderson Alvarez….

  158. jay says:
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    Salty or Avila?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Salty

  159. Abdoozy says:
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    Will someone explain Granderson showing bunt in the top of the 4th with none out and nobody on? Twice?

    Especially considering he’s now allergic to steals?

    Not that it matters, he struck out.. Again…

    Someone said not to draft him 2nd round.. Shoulda listened.. /rant

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I said it… But he’s been okay…

  160. Steve says:
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    Did Bruce just fly out with the bases loaded?

  161. DoobieDrooby says:
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    Fires was dropped. Should I drop Blanton to pick him up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would, yup…

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @DoobieDrooby, yes

  162. Steve says:
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    Richard getting a visit from the regression fairy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, nothing but a hodgpadre after all…

  163. Chillmodious says:
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    Oh K-Rod… It’s been a magical few nights, it really has, but I fear that the two saves you brought me last week do not qualify for this week in Janet’s book of what-have-you-done-for-me-latelys. Sigh. Now I must decide if I am to hang on to you or jettison your ratio-killing self for evil Cordero or evil Samardzija.

    Grey, what am I to do?

    • Chillmodious says:
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      @Chillmodious, Btw…

      SPs are Greinke, Anibal, Hanson, Lynn, Milone, Cahill
      RPs are Perez, Wilhelmsen, Casilla, Romo, K-fraud
      DL – McCarthy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cordero

  164. Crab People says:
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    Grey,

    Should I trade Jordan Zimmermann and Josh Reddick for Matt Holliday?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not crazy about it…

  165. Steve says:
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    Come on Royals – score!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Will Collins get the Win? Then I’m all for it…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Herrera the only reliever sighted so far. I have Holland and Broxton…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, And here’s Holland in a tied game…

        • Steve says:
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          @Steve, Uh-oh…

          • Steve says:
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            @Steve, Grrrrr

            • Steve says:
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              @Steve, Useless, useless bastard.

              • Steve says:
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                @Steve, Oh FFS. Get him out of there. 2 outs and two strikes on Callaspo. Effing bullshit.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ouch… That suck donkey balls… Damn, we have him in a league or two too… Between him and K-Rod, all good my SPs did today went to crap…

  166. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    Holland just gave me a Dutch oven. As if Fff-Rod crapping the bed wasn’t bad enough.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Awesomus Maximus, Same here… I hate K-Rod so much…

    • Lubey says:
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      @Awesomus Maximus, I watched that entire blown save for K-Rod and it was some of the worst pitching ive seen all yr from any pitcher. Dude completely blew up

  167. Steve says:
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    Is Myers the primary setup guy for the White Sox?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Yup…

  168. Lubey says:
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    Grey,

    I love Belt but he is belt-whipping the shit out of me.

    Belt, Snider or Rutledge?

    Thanks holmes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lubey, Snider

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