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How about them White Sox?!  Yeah, they chucked in the pale towel sometime between Ozzie Guillen’s Monday outburst and Ozzie Guillen’s Tuesday outburst of this week.  One of the pieces them grabbed that was hailed by many as being a stroke of genius was Jake Peavy.  Yeah, the Padres actually made a good trade there as Peavy struggles with an elbow injury.  Another piece, Alex Rios.  I think even Jessica Shaw would concur Rios is so fifteen minutes ago. He’s batting a cool .156 for the Sox with one homer and one steal.  Those stats are also known as Less Than What Drew Stubbs Did Any Day This Week.  You drafted Rios pretty high, I’m sure.  It didn’t work out.  Holding him is compounding your mistake. Anyway, here’s so other players to buy or sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Brad Penny – For Christmas, I want a Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action Two-Hundred-Shot Range Model Air Rifle!  But I’ll settle for pitching in the NL.

Barry ZitoNo, anyone but Zito! Has a 1.92 ERA since the ASB.  But please keep in mind his last blow out was a 4 1/3 IP, 9 ER game vs. the Padres.  So at any time, at any place he could say to you he just ran over your dog, Arfer Woofruff.

Brian Duensing/Jeff Manship – Why doesn’t Manship give his name a LaRoche-type flair?  A’la ManShip.  Much better, right?  Then DuenSing… Well, that kinda looks like an Asian prison name.  These guys may burn you like chlamydia, but if you need to take match-up chances with AL pitchers, I’d take them here.

Buster Posey – This is more about keepers.  Not girls that can tell you Carney Lansford’s career batting average.  Fantasy baseball keepers.

Wade Davis – Same as above.  Go ahead, shift your eyes up.  Too lazy?  Okay.  I’d only go after Davis in keepers.  Or, of course, AL-Only leagues.

Tim Hudson – 5 IP, 2 ER.  (<–Probable pitching line)  Act like you know, MC Lyte.

Franklin MoralesHuston Street’s MIA for a few days, giving way to Morales.

Phil Hughes – If Mariano has to miss time to prep for the playoffs, Hughes would probably get the majority of the saves.

Juan Gutierrez – SAGNOF!  I’d even grab Zavada and Vasquez in leagues where I’m really hurting for saves.

Brett Myers – I see Myers getting up to 3 saves in September, so think about how bad you need those 3 saves.

Brandon Allen – Strictly for power and in deep leagues.  He hit two homers in the last week and a third was robbed by Andre Ethier’s Mom’s son.

Casey McGehee – 3 HRs and 9 RBIs in the last four games.  Unfortunately, he doesn’t steal any bases, but if you need MI pop, there ya go.

Felix Pie – I’ve mentioned him so much in the last few days, I got Pee-ay coming out my ears.  If you haven’t heard me mention him, where ya been?  Vacay?  That’s nice.  Hope you SPF’d the proper areas.  Skin damage is only cool when you’re under 25.

Andy Marte – Loving me some Marte in some leagues.  Why, Grey?  Do tell, you *pinkie to mouth* Smarte. Sure, random italicized voice.  3 homers in the last 7 games for Marte.  Added bonus:  No relation to Damaso.

Yunel Escobar – Batting near .400 in the last week with two homers.  He goes hot to cold quickly, so grab him no or forever hold your peace.  Or piece, if you’re gangsta.

Michael Brantley – My ‘pert radar is telling me Sizemore’s not long for this season.  Brantley’s got speed.  SAGNOF!

Drew Stubbs – He should only be steals, but he’s been showing power.  The power will stop, the Ks and steals will begin.  Any day now, Annie Potts.

Rajai Davis – He’s only listed here because he’s owned in less than 30% of ESPN leagues.  Why is he owned in less than 30% of ESPN leagues?!  Seriously.  He had 15 steals in August and he’s batting near .400 in the last week.

Matt Diaz – It’s Dye-as.  Lefty killer.  Lately, slaughtering both sides.  Anyone who’s read this site for a long time knows that I’ve always liked Diaz as a platoon outfielder. (Play him against his strong side, sit vs. weak side.  Kinda like I’ve been doing with David Murphy and The Big FraGu in one league.)  Really Diaz should be in your lineup vs. everyone until further notice.

SELL

Homer Bailey – Love to be the bearer of good news, but I don’t have any good news for you.  I have bad news.  Bad, unfortunate, sad news.  Bailey has three solid starts in a row, but two were against the Pirates.  If you have to take chances, I kinda understand it.  But Bailey gets the Rockies then the Cubs.  Don’t mind if I don’t.

Brian Matusz/Chris Tillman – Headed for Camp Shutdown.

Kyle Davies – Has back-to-back wins that have netted him a 2.25 ERA and 11 Ks in 12 innings.  Sounds nice, right?  One was vs. the A’s and one was against the M’s.

Adam Jones – Jones is done-zo.

Josh Willingham – Lately, he looks likes the one-tool outfielder he’s always been.

From Around The Web

  1. Jeff says:
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    Would you take Pagan over Coghlan for the rest of the year?

  2. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Jeff: Nope

  3. Steve says:
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    Young the Younger – out. Brantley – in.

    You like Davis as a keeper over Holland or Matusz?

  4. Steve says:
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    @Steve: Wade, that is…

  5. matthole says:
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    @Grey: Thoughts on starting correia and/or richards for 2 start week? Moyer vs Mets, west vs mets? Thanks

  6. matthole says:
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    @Grey: or do you view a.aceves as a more safer play?

  7. Jeff says:
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    Is Stubbs the real deal? Expect him to keep running?

    At this point of the year what are you thought on dropping slumping “established” players and riding a few hot players, i.e. Stubbs, Coghlan, Diaz?

  8. Sage says:
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    @Jeff: The popular school of thought might be to drop the slumping established player – and this makes some sense – as long as you have a clear (as can be at least) view about which of the “hot” players will remain hot.

    The smarter move might be to float an offer for a prospect up now who might be scuffling somewhat but holds great promise to put together a nice run – and ideally is a keeper as well (in keeper leagues, naturally). Guys like Snider, Dukes, Rasmus, Milledge come to mind – maybe a Reimold or Francoeur type.

  9. OPSy-daisy says:
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    Playoffs coming up, so I’m wondering about riding the hot hands:

    1) Drop/Bench Chipper for Chris Davis, Marte, or McGehee?
    2) Drop/Bench Soriano for Coghlan/Diaz/R. Davis/Pie

    Berkman has also been pretty sketchy recently, and is currently sitting in my UTIL spot (J. Votto at 1b) – could switch out one of these guys for above players.

  10. Gubbins says:
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    Grey: Hanson or Nolasco for the rest of the year? Obviously Nolasco’s a better choice if Hanson gets shut down, but I haven’t heard any rumors about it. Has anyone else?

  11. IowaCubs

    IowaCubs says:
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    I need steals in a shallow h2h league. I have Quentin stinking up my bench and nobody else is really droppable besides LaRoche (of the braves variety).

    Should I drop Q or LR for Borbon, Pagan, EverCab or Brantley if I need steals?

  12. penpen says:
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    hearing reports Grady got officially shut down; not shocking but confirmed I guess

  13. CocoPoolies says:
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    Keep Grady for 2010 and beyond?

  14. Razzin says:
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    Heads up.
    Gil Meche has been scratched from his start Friday due to right arm fatigue.
    Robinson Tejeda will be his late fill-in.

  15. Razzin says:
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    And another…
    Derrek Lee and Josh Hamilton sitting tonight.

  16. royce! says:
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    Another fantasy site has Smoltz listed as a 2 starter next week, which would require the Cardinals to skip Mitchell Boggs. This makes sense (I’d skip Boggs as often as possible if I were Larussa), but should I count on it being true?

  17. Biff Pocoroba says:
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    Has Felix Pie finally figured things out enough to be a viable option this month? What about next year?

  18. big o says:
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    polling the audience :

    haren and the d’backs beat hammel and the rocks ??

  19. vinko says:
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    @big o: Snakes

  20. big o says:
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    one more :
    llano
    or
    vanessa
    ??

  21. Tom_Emanski says:
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    @Gubbins: Grey said Hanson will be shut down “any day now” in one of the recent threads.

  22. Tom_Emanski says:
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    Here’s an idea for you mangers out there.

    If you start off a H2H week and immediately dig yourself a hole with ERA and WHIP and it doesn’t look like you’ll recover, then just start rotating starters and go for the counting stats like W, K, SV, HLD, whatever. Use sheer quantity to defeat your opponent and screw the rate stats. Your league may have some limitations on moves or max innings so you might have to be smart about it but it’ll work. I even dropped my catcher and used that spot to use for starters.

  23. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Steve: Not over those guys. About on par. I’d go with Holland.

    @matthole: I’d start all of those guys. No on Aceves.

    @Jeff: I’d ride hot players. Stubbs will be a liability on average at some point, but it may not come this year.

    @OPSy-daisy: I’d go with Davis over Chipper.

    @Gubbins: Nolasco

    @IowaCubs: I’d drop LaRoche for EverCab.

    @CocoPoolies: I’d keep him for 2010.

    @Razzin: Thanks for the heads up!

    @Biff Pocoroba: Not sure if Pie will be viable in a week let alone next year. He’s hot now, so grab him for the short term.

  24. Telemachus says:
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    Better 2-time starter next week: Penny or Pedro?

  25. big o says:
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    niemann pitched well enough for the win today .
    life ain’t fair .

  26. Telemachus says:
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    Please rank for their starts next week:

    Arroyo @ Colorado
    Shields @ Boston
    Price @ NY
    Wells vs CIN

    Going to need to start 2-to-4 of them depending on if I can win Penny and or Pedro

  27. Adam says:
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    Cubs shut Soriano down indefinitely, not for sure out for season but it seems to be implied…Jake Fox in line to gain a lot of playing time

  28. spencer says:
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    Masterson against Min?

    Joe Blanton? (def start right)?

    Brett Anderson?

    down in ERA down in WHIP. winning losses, wins, IP, QS, K.

    down by like… .2 in ERA and like .3 in WHIP. this is a must win situtation Greyminator.

    I’m up by about 30 innings, 30 K’s, 2 wins, 1 loss, and 3 QS.

    he’s starting:

    Jair Jurrjens.
    Matt Cain.
    Mat Latos.
    Andy Petitte.
    Randy Wolf.

    WHat to do Greyminator?

  29. Telemachus says:
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    @Grey: Wells, Shields and pray for rain? I’d have to start one of them I need the innings and Ks (the league uses IP instead of WHIP) in case that influences the answer.

  30. spencer says:
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    Thanks Grey. Here’s to playoff hopes.

  31. Telemachus says:
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    @Grey: Gonna stick with Arroyo’s hot hand then…thanks

  32. Jackie says:
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    I need both power and steals. Heck, I just need offense. Please rank these guys from here on out: Felix Pie, Jake Fox, Milledge, Burrell.

  33. Quintero says:
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    Which tool of Josh Willingham that you were referring to? I can’t figure out this…at least not in a decent way…ha.

    When will they put Grady and Jones on DL? I need those roster spots so I can pick up Seth Smith and Felix Pie in my dynasty…It’s a sad day for me and if they don’t hurry, it’s goin to be a sad week. And I dropped Meche today..it did look good for a couple days when I trade Tazawa and Brett Wallace for him..

    @IowaCubs: Quentin is not that bad. He is just extremely unlucky. BABIP looks horrible(.223)…LaRoche should be the drop.

  34. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Jackie: Fox, Pie, Milledge…

    @Quintero: Not sure if they’ll put either on the DL. It’s September, sometimes clubs don’t bother with moves.

  35. DrEasy says:
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    I just dropped Sizemore and I’m not looking back.

  36. Steve says:
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    @Grey: On pace to exceed the starts limit as you know. Go with Shields at home v Detroit? Also have the Wolfman going.

  37. Lines says:
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    Good one, Barry Zito. Hilarious. The way you pitched brilliantly until I picked you back up, then sucked out loud and destroyed my chances of clinching first place. Bravo, sir. And the five walks? A masterstroke. Each one was like a decorative, edible crapflower atop the shit-cake that is this week. I applaud you for your guile, your cunning, your keen sense of gamesmanship. You sir, are a true artiste.

    …Asshole.

  38. Dumbmutt says:
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    Not sure who to grab for SB. Stubbs – Brantley – Borbon
    It is the only area I can move and it’s close. 4 ppl bunched together. I am glad I can finally get rid of Sizemore though.

  39. Dumbmutt says:
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    Gonna double dip. 8 team H2H weekly 4SP start. Can I drop Ibanez now with Werth Ortiz Berkman Alexei fighting for 2 Util spots? Small league where I could always grab someone hot if needed.

    I want to grab Feldman for at least week 24-25 before someone else grabs him. I shouldn’t need him though with Beckett Wainwright Johnson Oswalt Bills Wolf and Peavy DL.

  40. Dumbmutt says:
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    Thanks a lot Grey woot lol didn’t think you would be on yet.

  41. Dumbmutt says:
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    And I think I am being Grey Borg assimilated. Leaning both ways on those.

  42. Matt says:
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    Pick 2 util to bench: Reimold, Willingham, Diaz, Everth, Travis Snyder, Ryan Roberts
    Pick the of/util to drop when Corey Hart and/or Beltran come back. Or drop MacDougal who does not start over 3 donkey corns.

  43. big o says:
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    @Lines:
    not that i enjoy seeing you get burned , but ,
    every time that you do ,
    you come out with some funny shizz .

  44. paulzone says:
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    for the stretch, drop ibanez and berkman and pick up pie and guillen?

    one or both?

    pie for ibanez
    guillen for berkman

    i need avg and obp with no errors or gidps.

    thanks grey (again)

  45. matthole says:
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    @Grey: Better Soriano replacement? Seth Smith or Jonny Gomes, could use Runs, HR, RBI…..do you prefer both over snider, starting him too, thanks….

  46. big o says:
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    @Grey:
    would you start oswalt @ home today ,
    knowing that he has troubles vs ryan howard ?

    i think i’m gonna sit him ,
    as my innings are on pace ,
    and his K-rate is off .

    but , that leaves me harden , who ,
    knowing my luck ,
    will probably get pounded by the mets .

    thoughts ??

  47. Sos says:
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    Are we thinking Fox plays every day now?

  48. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Sos: That’s what I’m thinking.

  49. Rick Dempsey says:
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    @Grey: Neftali had another save last night. What would you make of his contribution down the stretch?

  50. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Rick Dempsey: He’s the long man (two innings-plus) so saves here and there if he comes into the game in the 8th in a save situation then the Rangers pull further ahead.

  51. Tom_Emanski says:
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    Grey, pick two out of Hudson, Correia, and Garland for the rest of the season.

  52. spencer says:
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    You taking Hochevar or Holland tomorrow?

  53. timSTi says:
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    @Grey: If I have a 30+ HR lead and a 20+ R and RBI edge over 3rd place and not a chance of catching first, are any of these guys worth dropping Quentin for? I need AVG the most but want to solidify my 9 in SB’s as its a real close race between me and the 3 behind me. It’s a 10 team 3 keeper.

    Podsednik, Borbon, McCutchen, Pagan, or Stubbs?

    My OF would still be Bay, Kemp, Werth, & Cruz with one of those in my Util.

  54. RIP Harry says:
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    Drop Ibanez for CarGo?

  55. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @RIP Harry: Sure, if you need steals…

  56. Tom_Emanski says:
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    Someone explain to me how Jimmy Shields has a sub-4 ERA.

  57. Bob says:
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    McGehee v. Coghlan

    In battle for first. Need to have one ready to replace Utley in case his injury turns out to be serious.

    Thanks

  58. Tom says:
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    While I know this doesn’t compare to Grey’s Nick Johnson photo, or the Carlos Beltran look-a-like on My So Called Life, but I’ve noticed a certain resemblance.

    If Adrian Gonzalez was kidnapped as a rookie (http://www.homeruncards.com/imagesrc/adrian-gonzalez.jpg), and never seen again, don’t you think his parents would have thought that he was crazy uncle Ernie from the George Lopez show?
    http://www.filmdope.com/Gallery/ActorsR/26031.gif

    Seriously, put a beard on Ernie and he could play for the Padres.

  59. Jay says:
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    Out of all the pitchers listed in the buy, which one is the most intriguing?

  60. Steve says:
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    @Grey: Spot on, big guy. Pineiro or J Sanchez to choose from for Sunday…

  61. Steve says:
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    @Steve: And what about Richard away from home on Monday (that’s for first week of H2H playoffs)

  62. spencer says:
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    are you taking a flier on Gio Gonzalez or Mitre?

    i’m .01 out from ERA, and i have no idea if any of my clseors are going to be pitching tomorrow. MSUT WIN SITUATION.

  63. spencer says:
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    or anibal sanchez

  64. big o says:
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    @spencer:
    if h2h league , odds are , neither gio or mitre or going to help your situation .
    better to go with what closers you have ,
    and hope your opponent’s era falls back to you .

    could be wrong .

  65. big o says:
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    @Jay:
    zito
    for play-off chances .

    hughes , if you’re thinking saves , and maybe mariano will retire .

    definately hughes for keeper league considerations .

  66. big o says:
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    @spencer:
    @Jay:

    i’m no expert , but i did stay at a holiday inn express , when i went to camden yards .
    slept late and missed the free breakfast , though .

  67. Steve says:
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    @Steve: Or do you prefer jumping aboard the Manship?

    In summary, Sanchez and/or Pineiro (roto) or Richard or Manship (H2H)?

  68. Nick says:
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    @Grey: Would you stick with Napoli going into next week (playoffs) or go with someone hot right now like Baker, Barajas or Molina?

  69. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Tom: Ha! Nice

    @Jay: Morales or Penny.

    @Steve: Both look like good matchups, if I had to choose one, J. Sanchez.

    @Steve: I wouldn’t start Richard or Manship over them away.

    @spencer: I don’t like any of those pitchers.

    @Nick: I’d go with Baker.

  70. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Tom: tom that looks like ernie from george lopez

  71. Sos says:
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    Rank these 3 two-start hurlers: richard, manship, duensing

  72. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Sos: Richard, Manship…

  73. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Sos: Actually, I’d go Richard, Duensing…

  74. CocoPoolies says:
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    Marquis or Billingsley for the next 4 weeks?

  75. Sos says:
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    is it safe to drop frasor? I’m thinkin he might see 2 saves tops for the rest of the year? I could use that P spot for a starter.

  76. madballs says:
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    Is it safe to drop CQ for Rajai Davis at this point, I don’t even need the HRs?

  77. weas says:
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    Grey, should I start both of these guys for Monday? I also have Beckett going.

    Scherzer vs LAD
    Penny vs SD

  78. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @CocoPoolies: Bills

    @Sos: Go for it. But will those two saves grabbed by your opponent cost you?

    @madballs: Sure

    @weas: I’d start both unless you’re nearing the innings mark then sit Scherzer.

  79. Steve says:
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    @Grey: Stupid time zones meant I had to think for myself on this one. Sanchez’ record against the Crew isn’t good so went with Pineiro. Which seems to be woelung out.
    For now at least…

  80. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Steve: You woel it!

  81. Steve says:
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    LOL, working!

  82. Sos says:
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    I guess Grey my question is whether or not you see Frasor as the guy in Tor or is it a commitee or Downs or what? He hasn’t had a save since mid Aug but I don’t know if there’s even been chances for Tor. 10 team so kind of shallow so I could prob afford to lose him.

  83. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Steve: Not woelung as well now.

    @Sos: I’d drop him in a 10 team league.

  84. Steve says:
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    @Grey: No. And I’m extremely foeled off about it.

  85. Of course Carlos Guillen has done nothing since I picked him up to replace Michael Young…looking around I found McGehee available. Make the switch?

    I now have Beckham, Hamilton, BJ, and Young hurt and sitting on the bench and I have only 13 roster moves left for 4 weeks of playoffs (assuming I win every week). Penny and Pie are still available also.

    I have good pitching depth and QS is a cat instead of Wins. Hamilton was starting to liven up and Young had been hot so I think I might should hold onto them…would you drop BJ or Beckham for Penny or Pie. My entire hitting bench is injured.

  86. Lines says:
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    Drop The Riot for Andrus? Going into playoffs, need the hottest hitters I can get. Any Cubs fans out there know something about Theriot’s very convincing impression of ‘a dude who is in a slump’? Is it allergies? Seasonal Affective Disorder? Putting Up with Soriano’s Shit Syndrome?

    You can make your own acronym for that last one.

    Also, regarding real baseball, I’m pretty stoked about the prospect of playoffs chock-full of non-expansion teams. Red Sox, Tigers, Yankees, Cards, Phillies, Dodgers, and Giants (why SF? Because fuck the Rockies, that’s why). And the Angels will play the Sox in the first round, and we all know how that ends.

  87. Sos says:
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    Best option at 2nd for next week: Derosa, j-lo, f-lo, mcgehee, kendrick, usual suspects? Been playin derosa and it’s gettin rough plus he sits twice a week. Thinkin pick up j-lo for tues after the derosa plays mon? Thx for all the help man.

  88. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Steve: Ha!

    @danimal35: Go with McGehee. I’d lose Beckham for Penny.

    @Lines: Go with Andrus. I’d like to see the Sox or the Yanks vs. the Dodgers, no for other reason then I’d like to see baseball be an actual storyline in October.

  89. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Sos: I could see going with J-Lo if you need power.

  90. Elijah says:
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    Go CarGo, Go.

  91. royce! says:
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    Please rank these rank 2 starters for next week:

    Duensing (@TOR and OAK)
    VandenHurk (@NYM and WAS)
    McCutchen (CHC and @HOU)

    Did I order them correctly?

  92. steamer says:
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    Carlos Gonzalez or Coghlan? Will Gonz platoon with Fowler when he comes back?

  93. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @royce!: You did.

    @steamer: Not if he keeps hitting, or maybe vs. lefties. I’d stay with Carlos.

  94. steamer says:
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    Follow up question Grey. I’ve got both S. Drew & Zobrist. Would you drop Drew, slide Zo into SS & pick up both guys over Drew? Thanks!

  95. Grey

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    @steamer: Yeah, go for it.

  96. nick m. says:
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    drop j.p. howell for brad penny? howell seems to be falling apart and penny could be useful as a 2-starter in my first week of the playoffs (i’d have macdougal, frankfrank, and gutiérrez still left for saves…

  97. nick m. says:
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    and on top of that, would you drop macdougal as well for carlos gonzalez. i could moderately punt saves to get a hot bat with 7 starts in the lineup for the playoffs as well. go big or go home?

  98. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @nick m.: I’d drop Howell for Penny. I woudn’t punt saves/MacDougal.

  99. Rick Dempsey says:
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    @Grey: Is Lidge done with Myers back in the picture?

  100. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Rick Dempsey: Might happen soon, but he’s done yet.

  101. Tom_Emanski says:
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    Grey, I just reluctantly dropped Willingham (now watch J-Will go on another tear), who was on the bench, to pick G. Jones back up.

    This is a deep league. My OF/Util are now Cruz, Markakis, Rajai, and CarGo, with Jones on the bench. You think I should pull the bplug on Markakis and go for one of Seth Smith, Pie, Reimold, LaPorta, or Stubbs?

  102. Tom_Emanski says:
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    OK well would you have picked up Jones or Smith? <— boring names not indicative of talent. Probably a wash right?

  103. TheGreatVeto says:
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    @Grey: I’m in a conundrum. I’ve been starting Gordo Beckham up ’til now. But he has been hurt and declared out for Monday and questionable Tuesday. And with my H2H playoffs starting this next week, I don’t feel confident starting an injured player. Should I…
    A. Stick with him
    B. Drop him, pick up Theriot (even though I hate him)
    C. Drop him, pick up Andrus
    D. Drop him, pick up Everth or
    E. Drop him, pick up Akinori Iwamura (fun name to say)

  104. matthole says:
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    @Grey: Asked a similar question the other day, but wanted to fill in some details…hope you dont mind

    Im in an extremely tight 12 team roto race—crazy tight…Wins, ERA, WHIP, K’s, all very close, a K or 2 can determine the winner….

    .03 and .04 ahead in ERA of the two pple behind me, .01 off in WHIP……..my staff has been decimated with injury (johan and harang) so ive been streaming…..

    Would you go with MRPs like brandon Lyon, aceves to preserve ERA/WHIP or go with these guys?

    Saves being the least of my needs, which 9 would you start?: 1.Wainwright, 2. DLR, 3.ryan franklin, 4.lidge, 5.Correia (2 start), 6. Richard (2 Starts), 7. West, 8. Moyer, 9. Buchholz, 10. Arroyo (thinking of benching @ COL), 11. Tim Hudson (same @ STL)

    Thanks again for the help

  105. matthole says:
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    @Grey: also, cueto worth a flier? how about jay bruce? hes supposed to be finishing up a rehab assignment soon

  106. Grey

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    @TheGreatVeto: C

    @matthole: I’d sit Lidge and Arroyo. Lyon and Aceves aren’t going to make that big of a WHIP and ERA difference at this point.

    Cueto and Bruce are worth fliers, depending on who you’re dropping.

  107. matthole says:
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    @Grey: I’d be dropping Ian Snell and Brandon Morrow…..my entire bench consists of SPs

  108. Grey

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    @matthole: Cool, that makes sense then.

  109. Nick says:
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    @Grey: Still go with Baker over Napoli? He has an rbi and run tonight. Also Beckett @ CWS or Jurrjens in STL? And Bourn over Ibanez?

  110. mrbaseball says:
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    Dexter Fowler will be returning this week from his vacation on the DL list so how does affect the playing time of Carlos Gonzales and Seth Smith – with out reading the last 100 post – I know you always are in favor of picking up the hot player but sometimes picking up a hot player does not come that cheap so do you see him palying everyday or becoming a pain in ass like Mike Lowell

    for me to pick him up I would have to drop either – Lastings Milledge who is also hot but it seems his power runs out at the outfield wall or Matt Diaz

  111. mrbaseball says:
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    Seth Smith had 2 homeruns and 5 RBI’s today

  112. mrbaseball says:
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    Hey Grey if you expand to the top 500 pitchers next year would S. Mitre make the list

  113. mrbaseball says:
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    Jeremy Guthrie if he only pitched this well in the beginning of the season – I won’t own him YOUR FIRED from all of my fantasy teams

  114. mrbaseball says:
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    Carlos Quentin – still waiting for the power

  115. Grey

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    @Nick: Napoli’s fine, but in the playoffs you want ABs, right? Beckett and Jurrjens, in that order. Bourn

    @mrbaseball: Fowler might cut into both of their time, but if they keep hitting, they should see time. Right now, Fowler’s the odd man out. Could change, of course.

    Mitre’s top 750.

  116. Martin says:
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    @grey- who do u like for the rest of the year Nolasco, gallardo, billingsly? Billingsly has a sweet schedule

  117. CocoPoolies says:
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    Drop McLouth for Span?

  118. Simply Fred

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    @matthole: @Grey: Bruce slugging .214 (not a typo) in 14 ABs during rehab at Louisville.

  119. matthole says:
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    @Grey: should i drop alfonso soriano?

  120. matthole says:
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    @Grey: for a flier like masterson or wade davis

  121. big o says:
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    @Grey:
    perfect in 2008
    10 blown saves this year

    sagnof — as a concept — does have a face .

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