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Manny Ramirez will miss at least three weeks with a significant strain of his calf.  If he had four teats, he could be a cow.  Manny’s been dealing with this calf problem since April.  His “doctor” gave him some “fertility” medicine, but Selig and his “rules.”  Now Manny has an aggravated calf and impotency.  I hope you’re all happy.  I’d DL Manny if I owned him.  If you don’t have room, I’d just lose him.  You guys will see each other again because you love Manny.  Otherwise, I’m not sure why you owned him to begin with.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Jonathan Broxton – 1/3 IP, 3 ER.  Returned to the role of closer only to get taken out mid-inning because Don Mattingly inadvertently went to the mound twice.  A mustachioed Mattingly would’ve never made that mistake.

Aramis Ramirez – 3-for-5, 7 RBIs with 3 homers.  The first three months of the season Aramis was like the virgin cowboy from The Real World: Los Angeles.  The last few weeks he’s been like the virgin cowboy from The Real World: Los Angeles right after he rubbed up against the female police officer.

Geovany Soto – 2-for-5 with his 12th homer as he bats .293.  Yeah, he’s been better than Mauer, but whatever.

Starlin Castro – 3-for-5 and batting .474 over the last week with his third steal this week.  SAGNOF!

Chris Johnson – 2-for-4 with his 2nd homer in two games.  He doesn’t have huge power potential, so keep expectations in check, but if your corner infidel is dying, I could see a flyer in deeper mixed leagues.

Nate McLouth – Will return on Wednesday.  He was McLousy before getting knocked out for a month and a half with a concussion. (“Crimey, is this how long Morneau is going to be out?” asks your inner monologue.)  I wouldn’t rush to add McLouth since he’ll be sharing time with Melky.

Tommy Hunter – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks.  I cheated and picked him up in a 12 team league for this two-start week.  He shouldn’t be pitching as well as he has been, but he is, so what are you supposed to do?  I mean, 8 out of his 9 starts have been quality starts.

Josh Hamilton – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 23rd homer as he bats .357 on the year.  Can we get him to play the outfield in a bubble so he doesn’t get hurt?

Ian Kinsler – Back-to-back games with a home run to bring his season total to 6.  Would not shock me to see him get to 20 homers by the end of the season.  Yes, that’s a lot of homers for a 2nd baseman in just over 2 months.  Don’t underestimate anyone in the Rangers lineup.

Carlos Gonzalez – Didn’t play yesterday because of a bruised index finger.  I wish I had a finger for CarGo, but I’m currently giving it to Jason Bay.

Dexter Fowler – 1 for his last 25.  Not sure why, but he hasn’t been able to keep his hitting going at the big league level so far in his career.  I’d bench him or start to look elsewhere.  (Yes, I am kinda hoping to reverse jinx him into hitting.)

Jamie Moyer – Headed to the DL after being diagnosed with an acute case of “old.”  J.A. Happ should return to take his spot.  No, I’m not a fan of Happ.

Matt Diaz – 2-for-4 with his 3rd homer in 3 games.  If it makes the medicine go down a little easier, I picked up Diaz in a league.

Kevin Slowey – 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks vs. the Indians.  It was into the 6th inning and Slowey had only given up one run and his WHIP was under 1.00.  Of course, I was cursing his name since I benched or dropped him everywhere.  Then, for the first time all year, Slowey didn’t let me down when he loaded the bases so Jesse Crain could give up two inherited runs.

Jon Rauch – Has a bruised ankle, which isn’t half as delicious as a braised ankle.  Rauch should return in a day or two.  Meanwhile, I’d grab Matt Guerrier, who is not a guppy-terrier mix, in case you were wondering.

Asdrubal Cabrera – 0-for-5 as he was activated from the DL.  Nothing to report here because I already told you you (stutterer!) should pick him up.  It’s AS-drubal, after all.  Why wouldn’t you?  His name lyrical.  You go sing about him in the shower.  Unless you’re in prison.

Yunel Escobar – Sat out after being hit on his right hand while trying to bunt on Monday.  This is what you call old news, which is a lot less redundant than new news but less timely.

Jose Bautista – 3-for-6, 5 RBIs and his major league leading 26th homer.  Last year, it was the improbable Aaron Hill.  This year, Bautista.  Next year, John McDonald will hit 40 homers.  You heard it here first.

Neil Walker – If anyone can figure out how to go 5-for-5 and only score one run and knock in one while your team scores 11, Neil Walker can.

Pedro Alvarez – 2-for-4, 5 RBIs with 2 homers.  The Smashbuckler!

Phil Hughes – 5 IP, 6 ER, 12 baserunners, 2 Ks.  Instituting Joba Rules on Hughes has had similar poor results.  Hughes’ ERA is up to 3.99 and is no longer a must start everywhere, which makes him very difficult to own.  You get sonavabenched then you start him and he gets rocked.

Mike Napoli – 3-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 17th homer.  He has two more home runs than A-Rod.  Cust kayin’.

Juan Gutierrez – No lie.  I picked him up in multiple leagues as soon as I saw Gibson was calling him in for the save.  By the time I got to my third team, he had already given up a home run to Pagan.  He’s given up 13 homers in 34 1/3 innings.  Mariano hasn’t given up 13 homers in three years.  Halladay’s given up 13 homers in 154 innings.  Juan Gutierrez has the 13th worst OPS in the major leagues for pitchers with at least 20 innings.  Only three of the other guys are still in the major leagues!  I’m going to bench him just so others can’t get saves, but I should’ve just let them have him.

Barry Enright – 8 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks.  Hey, it’s the guy that sounds like he’s your uncle!  Don’t believe the magic, Enright’s getting by on smoke and mirrors.

Chris Carpenter – 8 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks and got the Win as the Phillies’ Andrew Carpenter got the loss.  Elias Sports Bureau said this is the first time two Carpenters were involved in both sides of a decision since Jesus and one of his carpenter buddies agreed Jesus should bring the wine for the company picnic.

David Freese – Broke his toe while rehabbing his right ankle.  If you’re fantasy season is contingent on Freese returning, you might want to start thinking about fantasy football.

Mike Gonzalez – After pulling a Kotchman for a few months, he’ll return this Friday.  Soon after, the O’s closer job will be ‘A Mike G. Joint.’

Luke Scott – 2 homers yesterday and no injuries!  He’s like the fantasy baseball equivalent to Lay’s Potato Chips.  When Luke Scott hits homers, he can’t hit just one.  I could see him hitting another four homers this month.  Be cautious about picking him up though, three of those four homers may be of the pinch hit variety because he’ll be sharing time.

Matt Garza – 6 1/3 IP, 7 ER, 10 baserunners, 5 Ks.  It was the Suckie-O’s!  What are you doing, Garza?  You’re killing me.  4 homers allowed?  Tony Pena pitched better in the Homer Derby.

Carl Crawford – Left the game after a pickoff throw hit Carl’s Jr.

  1. and1mcgee says:
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    Grey, me and my boys had a dozen krispy kreme donuts food challenge tonight. I feel like hell and I came home and STILL checked Razzball. Thank you.

    Is Tyler Clippard droppable now in holds leagues? he’s been getting rocked for the past month now… thanks

  2. Simply Fred

    simply fred says:
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    …Carl’s Jr

    Thanks for sending me to bed with a smile on my face.

  3. tall chicks says:
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    How good will Volquez be? I’m offering him for Broxton. I have Lindstrom and Perez as my closers and have found I need some saves(traded Bell and Papelbon away earlier and focused on starters).

    My starters are good enough now (I think): F-Her, Lester, Verlander, Strasburg (like him but still no response on my trade for me giving him and Bruce for Braun), Wandy, Hudson, Nolasco, J. Sanchez.

    So, is Volquez worth trading for a closer (Broxton in this case)? What are your thoughts on Volquez’s line for the rest of the year? 3.50era/1.25whip/7K per 9?

  4. microwave donut says:
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    I picked up Jurrjens for a spot start: 7 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 7K and a W vs. SD.

    Dropped him for Dominic Brown, looks like the Phils are pretty serious about dumping Werth. Wonder if Utley has any say in this…

  5. tall chicks says:
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    Sorry. Just realized I use parentheses like they might get up and leave me for someone more attractive.

  6. microwave donut says:
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    also, why wouldn’t anyone trade me Aramis for pennies on the dollar when he was hitting .160?

    I knew this was coming (but not THIS hot and heavy). Evidently, they did too.

  7. dsimon says:
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    Grey,

    With Branyan hurting (back issues) do you think Smashbuckler or Chris Johnson?

  8. dsimon says:
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    Also, I saw a blurb on ESPN- Erik Bedard does not think he will pitch again this season. Shocking, I know.

  9. steamer says:
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    I opened Rotoworld this morning to look at MLB headlines & see: “Crawford (testicle) listed day-to-day – Crawford is listed day-to-day with a testicle Contusion.” That made me spit out my coffee.

  10. Matty D says:
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    Keep 3 of 5…

    Mad Bum, Billingsley, Garza, Morrow, Medlen…

    Thanks.

  11. Howard says:
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    Morning Grey, which trade do you prefer?
    Hanley for Zim and KJo or
    Hanley and Uribe for Aram, Zobrist and JarJar
    Thanks!

  12. whatwashethinking? says:
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    damn Bedard…

  13. bsa says:
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    Grey, Lucchino interview right now he is stating the Sox will be shopping for bullpen, catching, and bench support. Hence the Iannetta prediction is supported. :)

  14. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    @dsimon: smashbuckler for sure. when the other option is chris johnson, man up and go for some upside.

  15. teufleshuffle22 says:
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    shaking up a lineup (yes, it tried to rely on the ManRam).

    11 team roto league. deep benches make bats >>> pitching

    Offered Adrian Gonzalez and Nelson Cruz for the Great Pujols and Evan Meek…anyone have some thinkings?

    I might counter with a add on pitching upgrade. Or is the Poos is just too good to trade w/o getting a uber talent back?

    Thnx in advance.

  16. Fresh says:
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    lol… carl’s jr

  17. Kubel, Laporta, or Ludwick (who’s supposed to be back this weekend possibly)….pick 2 for the rest of the season.

  18. Garrettgs1 says:
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    Thanks.
    Just did a spit-take of hot coffee all over my laptop after the Carl Crawford comment!
    Nice one.

  19. BSA says:
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    @teufleshuffle22: I worked Iowa last year, all season, for Pujols and he didn’t budge. Certain guys are $$, if I had Pujols I wouldn’t budge. Even having HanRam I can’t think of what it would take for someone to pry him away as I know what he brings at the end of the season.

  20. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    @teufleshuffle22: comes down to whether you trust cruz to stay healthy imo. i mean, pooholes can only do so much in ~65 or so games left. the difference between him and adgonz over that time might only be a couple of HRs, 30 points in avg, and 10 RBIs, and that’s easily in the realm of possibility. just doesn’t seem worth also giving up cruz who when healthy has been one of the best per game fantasy options (tempted to predict he’d be #1 per game, but can’t find the rankings anywhere).

    does your league count holds? if not, i’d want a sure fire closer instead of meeks for sure.

  21. paulzone says:
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    asdrubal or beckham for 2b?

    cats: r, hr, rbi, sb, avg, obp, e, gidp

  22. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    @teufleshuffle22: also, comes down to your best bat on the bench. if your bench is stacked, you can afford to trade away someone like cruz more freely if needed to get the deal done. if you have smoak and rajai davis as your bench bats, you might wanna be more leary of a deal cause i’d probably take adgonz + cruz over pooholes + smoak for the rest of 2010.

  23. BSA says:
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    @Mark Geoffriau: Grey put it out there yesterday, or the day before that he is not a fan of the “rest of the year” because when it comes to winning almost everyone is movable. Hence the last couple of posts about pitching and hitting strategies. The game changes from the AS break to the end. First and second rounders I believe to be “rest of the year” type guys yet as I look at those names I would count them as ride ‘em while their hot.
    Grey will probably disagree with specifics but that has been my approach this season. I have a certain percentage of my team that I am willing to move/drop in the name of the player on a hot trend. My trend approach is based on AB and need.

  24. BSA says:
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    @ThePoonTycoon: I also try and look at predicted play, last years numbers, and where the player is now. Are they do to make up for lost time or have they played over their heads? Adam LaRoche, Beckham, and Boeche are good examples.

  25. Fletch says:
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    I got offered Josh Johnson for Timmy straight up…what do you think?

  26. teufleshuffle22 says:
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    Good stuff all around. Thnx again.

    It’s a tough call. My bench is getting thin. But not Smoak thin.

    I’ll post result.

  27. @BSA: That’s fine and well, but doesn’t apply quite as neatly to a league with a trade deadline fast approaching and limited transactions.

  28. ThE sHiT says:
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    @BSA: U think Beckham will tear it up 4rm here on out? Im guessing u think Boesch is in the process of coming back down to earth also?

  29. BSA says:
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    @Mark Geoffriau: Thank goodness Steve did not set up the RCL with limited transactions. Also I have not even considered trade deadline because trading is a MF amongst commenters.
    If those were my choices I would go with Ludwick and LaPorta as Kubel has been doing what Kubel do.

  30. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    @BSA: well yeah, don’t think anyone is predicting boesch to keep up his play. however, everyone predicts tex to finish strong. adam laroche traditional 2nd half stud.

    right now, what’s a reasonable prediction overall 2010 for pooholes given his hostorical numbers and his current numbers? .315-40-120?

    for adgonz? .295-38-110?

    of course albert tosses in a handful of SBs.

    consider where they are now, and the numbers it’ll take to reach expected numbers. not much difference imo.

    definitely not a cruz for meeks difference.

    pooholes is the more sure thing, which is why he’s more valuable in march when you drafted, but adgonz isn’t that much worse, just less track record and more concerns about lineup/park, so he’s a 3rd round pick.

    i just think you are better off gambling on lower tier players than marginally upgrading a superstar for a superstar at the cost of another high end bat.

  31. BSA says:
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    @ThE sHiT: I don’t know about tearing it up but he will be better than the shit he put forth in the first half, which I am ready to ride. Boesch just showed up on the wire before Grey posted as a Sell. Will he crash and burn? No. But I think he will trend down and I don’t want to ride the back half of a wave this time of year.
    Then again I don’t know anything other than what has been working for me. I dropped Boesch too early and someone else rode him for a month or so. Beckham showed up in FA pool around a month ago, I got him pre-AS and look like I knew what I was doing.

  32. In my league someone traded Pedro Alvarez for Manny Ramirez. I thought it was a terrible trade for the guy who got Pedro and borderline vetoable. Then Manny goes on the DL for 3 weeks and Pedro hits 2 HR’s!

    Anyway, a quick question. Should I trade Axford for B.J. Upton? My league is 14 teams so saves are at a premium. On the other hand steals are tight too. And if I get B.J. Upton then Bay or Pence goes to my bench which isn’t ideal.

  33. ThE sHiT says:
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    @Grey: pick 3 starts plz:
    Liriano v CLE
    Jaime v PHI
    Bills v SF
    Gallardo @ PIT
    Medlen @ FLA

    Gracias Grey!

  34. BSA says:
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    @ThePoonTycoon: Agree and this seems to be the year of lower tier players as those top tiers have been DLing like crazy.

  35. @Fletch: Timmy as in Tim Lincecum. Yeah I think I’d trade Tim for Josh Johnson but it’s a tough one. Maybe see if the guy is willing to throw in something small.

  36. Bring Back Pluto says:
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    Grey,

    would you drop one of the following to pick up Cahill?

    DLR, Kennedy, Morrow

  37. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    @BSA: also the hot bat method i apply to my bench, and maybe my weakest position or 2/SP5, but that’s it tops. i just feel like guys get hot for a week or 2 at a time, does 1 4-4 game inspire you to grab them? if they follow it up with a 0-4 does that mean they aren’t hot? what if they then go 3-4? hot again? if a guy rakes for .500 over a week or 2 then puts up back to back 0-4 does that mean he’s completely cold? baseball is too up and down game to game to rely on that method imo. you drop guys for a bad game to watch them pick things back up for a rival, while you are stuck with flavor of the week #389 and trying to figure out which guy will be flavor of the week #390 with their marginal track record and so so matchups and non-guaranteed playing time.

    i guess in a shallow league you can do that, but no in a deeper league.

  38. 101 MPH says:
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    This is a rhetorical question (unless anybody actually wants to answer it), but how many players have more home runs than Alex Rodriguez this season? (I don’t call him ‘A-Rod’ because I don’t believe in abbreviated, hyphenated celebrity names). The only reason why I ask is because I spent a fair bit of money to acquire him at auction this year, and his shortfall in home-runs (and stolen bases, for that matter) is affecting me in the standings.

    And a question for Gray:

    Who do you project to be the more viable option at catcher for the remainder of this season:

    a) Benjie Molina; or
    b) Carlos Ruiz

  39. ThE sHiT says:
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    @BSA: Alrite man sounds good. I was reading about Boesch on his Yahoo player note. It states that pitchers haven’t been givin him anything solid to hit and he’s been swinging at more pitches out of the strike zone. But he did draw a 4 pitch walk yesterday and got a bloop single. Earlier in the year he adjusted when pitchers threw him out of the strike zone and began to actually draw walks and subsequently get hits once pitchers learned he wasnt gna swing at borderline stuff. My point is that he made a crucial adjustment earlier in the year that allowed him to stay hot. Im not saying he will end up with 35 hr, but i believe he can make the adjustment again to keep hitting for good power. I think he ends up with 25-27 hr, .315-.320 avg and nice rbis. Or maybe thats a hope : )

  40. sezy says:
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    who do you like more for the rest of the season in a 5×5 OBP instead of AVG.
    Matt LaPorta
    Pedro Alvarez

  41. BSA says:
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    @ThePoonTycoon: I have three “hot bat” positions and no one game does not indicate heat.
    In the 12 team RCL I scratch my head at times to see certain names show up on the add list. In that league the hot prediction (pick up before Grey anounces support)gets the upper hand. Kinda like Russian Roulette at times.
    I don’t have more than a one person bench, more so because I have Papi in my util position. I also have 3 closers with two MR for K and ERA/WHIP daily support. Unless my Broxton throws an 81 ERA into the mix. UGH!

  42. Robert says:
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    @Grey-Alexei is available in my league and Rollins is horrible. Is it time to give up on Rollins or would that be a mistake?

  43. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    @Robert: i’d stick with rollins. i mean alexei isn’t winning you a league, whereas rollins upside could really help.

  44. BSA says:
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    @ThePoonTycoon: Supporting what I said –
    Al just picked up Dom Brown and Kuo (clearly he saw Broxton’s last two outings and brought out the vulture).
    Seeing Dom pickup will make me go read Roto to see what is happening or is he just predicting based on that “funny” feeling.

    Al, you want to chime in here?

  45. Lob Ball says:
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    Diaz is really stroking the ball. Granderson not so much. I now only use Granderson against righties. Should I drop Grandy for Diaz?

  46. sal says:
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    @Grey: Should I drop dotel for Mike G? Dotel will prob be moved and reside to pitching the 7th inning for the rest of the season.

  47. tony b. says:
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    Scherzer @ home vs Texas ?

    Niese @ Arizona ?

    Start none? Start 1? Start both?

    I’m also already rolling out there for sure…

    Floyd @ Seattle
    Hanson @ home vs San Diego

  48. Jeff says:
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    R. Zimmerman for F. Hernandez? I have P. Alverez to fill in at 3B and need help in a lot of the pitching categories.

  49. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @BSA: mlb trade rumors .com says phillys are about to aquire oswalt then trade werth to the rays

  50. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    and kuo is just in case broxton is hurting

  51. big o says:
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    @Robert:

    rollins is an over-hyped , over-paid bum .

  52. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    @BSA: i have dom brown stashed in a legue too, but i dropped carlos silva for him. there is abalance of hotness, track record, and upside you have to take into account with those last few roster spots, but dropping a guy like even someone as proven as hunter pence chasing after the hot bat of the week is the wrong approach imo. i use pence because he’s on pace for the standard hunter pence line come the end of the season, which is boring, but productive. i could drop him and chase the hot bat, or i could plug and play him until one of my bench guys proves to be better, and worst case scenario end up with his typical .275-25-75-15 come september.

    i do think in april and may you can grab hot guys more often, as some of those guys are breakout stars, but i still wouldn’t drop anything by late round fliers anyway (you are never gonna be able to pick up every potential breakout, so don’t try), however, come july, guys have separated themselves out as to which april/may breakouts are legit and which were a flash in the pan, and it’s much more difficult to grab a guy off the wire that’s gonna make a difference now unless you jump on late season call ups/MRs that might take over a closing role.

  53. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    @big o: and alexei is the guy that’s leading you to a fantasy championship?

  54. dsimon says:
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    @ThePoonTycoon: I didn’t know what kind of upside Chris Johnson had… I had a hunch the answer would be Alvarez, and with an empty roster spot I just went ahead and added him. Not sure if its even worth keeping Branyan on my roster at this point but we’ll see.

  55. BSA says:
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    @AL KOHOLIC: repeat after me – BROXTON is FINE! Now you try it.@ThePoonTycoon: I would take Pence not drop him, just like Krispie. To me we are talking the Assdribbles of the pool.

  56. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @BSA: i was thinking of saying he is hurt,3 times and clicking my heels together

  57. sean says:
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    R. Romero (7-6, 3.50, 1.30, 123 IP/113 K, AL East schedule) or E. Santana (8-7, 3.63, 1.29 129/107, AL West schedule) for the rest of the season?

  58. big o says:
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    @ThePoonTycoon:

    on neither of my 2 championship-pace teams do i have alexei or rollins .

    but , if i wanted to throw in the towel , i’d go with rollins , starting in march .

  59. BSA says:
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    @AL KOHOLIC: You know I saw that piching line from last night without reading and almost spit coffee all over my computer. I expect Niese, Wheeler, and Hudson to throw up on my pitching numbers – not Broxton and Soria as they have done this past few weeks.

  60. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @BSA: soriano,hensley and a few other 1 day pickups have got me lately

  61. timSTi says:
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    I’m 100IP over my 1300 IP limit. Who do I start today?

    Haren vs NYM
    Nolasco vs COL
    Lewis @ DET
    Vazquez vs ANA

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    @Lob Ball: I’m considering the exact same add/drop, so I’m curious to see thoughts. I’m pretty sure I haven’t let grandy leave my bench in over a month. And he’s had like a .580 OPS over the last month. Blech.

  63. BSA says:
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    @AL KOHOLIC: Pitching I am standing pat unless I can move a starter or two. I am not great at streaming and am pleased with my pitching rotation and relievers.

  64. timSTi says:
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    @timSTi: I can start any or all of them too BTW. Just trying to get the most quality starts as I have 501 IP left.

  65. GTS says:
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    Should I drop Erick Aybar for Starlin Castro?

  66. Bring Back Pluto says:
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    @timSTi: Hard to say, but I’m sitting Vazquez today, which is a pretty good guarantee of his success

  67. @Jeff: Seems like a fair deal, but if you need wins I might hold off.

    Nice work Grey, thought you would have went with “Once You Pop You Can’t Stop”, I am taking Pringles over Lays everyday of the week.

    Quick question: Tale of 2 Cabrera’s, who would you rather have at SS going forward, O-Cab or AS-Cab? 5 standard categories + OPS, I am good in most categories, SS is my one week Offensive position, if anything I need Avg. Thanks for anyone’s thoughts. Castro is out on the wire as well.

  68. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    @big o: in a keeper league, i kept rollins one last season, i’m currently in 2nd place and gaining, having a mixture of rollins, brignac, and theriot as my SS throughout the season.

    in other words, right now, no SS is making or breaking a team, except maybe andrus for SBs in roto if you got him late/cheap.

    i’d stick with rollins and hope the whole phillies lineup gets it’s act together.

  69. Grey

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    @and1mcgee: Nice! Clippard pitched well the last two times out. If you’re not waiting for Capps to get traded and there’s a better Holds guy on waivers, sure.

    @simply fred: No problem.

    @tall chicks: Him for Broxton’s fair. That line for Volquez seems about right, probably a bit more Ks and a bit higher WHIP.

    @microwave donut: Ha

    @dsimon: Alvarez

    @dsimon: Thanks for the heads up on Bedard!

    @Matty D: I’d lose Garza and Morrow.

    @Howard: Morning! I’d prefer to give Zobrist for Hanley.

    @bsa: Guess we’ll see.

    @teufleshuffle22: What Poon said.

    @Fresh: Hehe

    @Mark Geoffriau: Kubel, Ludwick…

    @Garrettgs1: Thanks!

    @paulzone: Beckham

    @Fletch: See no point of making that trade.

    @Frank Kim: I’d take Upton, but then you’ll need to trade one of the other guys. re: Alvarez trade — That’s one of the reasons why vetoes shouldn’t be allowed.

    @ThE sHiT: Sit Garcia and Bills.

    @Bring Back Pluto: dlR

    @101 MPH: Molina

    @sezy: Alvarez

    @Robert: Agree with Poon.

    @Lob Ball: And only use Diaz vs. lefties? If you can get away with it.

    @sal: I wouldn’t.

    @tony b.: I’d sit the top two.

    @Jeff: It’s fair if you need F-Her.

    @sean: Ervin

    @timSTi: Start Nolasco.

    @GTS: Sure

    @XNadyMen: Hehe… Asdrubal…

  70. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    @timSTi: haren is a must start @ nym and i think nolasco is the most obvious sit. lewis and vazquez could go either way depending on how you feel about it. i’m starting both in separate legues, but if you are way over your innings limit, might be time to go with quality. fwiw, i like vazquez more than lewis i think. but again, pretty close, the angels just don’t have a single hitter even in the same ballpark as cabrera.

  71. royce! says:
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    We had a discussion yesterday about wind directions at Wrigley. I think the wind yesterday was something like 8-10 mph out of the S or SE. Today the wind has reversed (8 mph out of the NW). I had never really spent too much time thinking about it, so I’m now wondering, can yesterday’s offensive explosion be attributable to around 10 mph of wind? I’m no weather buff, but around 10 mph seems pretty tame, and I’m not sure I like that such a tame amount of wind can greatly affect the outcome of a baseball game. (Actually, I love it as a fan of baseball. As a fantasy player, esp. in h2h leagues, I am not stoked.)

  72. Back to Minors says:
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    Is Boesch droppable? 12 team, HTH

  73. Kazmere says:
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    For those wanting to ride the lefty/righty split, Diaz/Infante has bumped me a few points in AVG the last few weeks. Granted, Infante is mostly an empty AVG, but if you have bigger bats to balance him out, it’s a great combo. I’ve had Grandy benched til he starts doing something.

  74. Thanks for the help…turns out after I posted that Ian Desmond got dropped, but I think Ass-Cab is the one to ride. Eeewww.

  75. Terrence Mann says:
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    Last night on MLB, one of the commentators said when he saw sinkerballer Barry Enright pitch, he knew Enright was the next Aaron Cook.

    Reynolds responded, “Really? That’s high praise.”

    Instantly, I spit my White Russian all over the floor.

  76. Terrence Mann says:
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    @Grey: Who gets time with Asdrubal coming back? Donald, Nix, or both?

  77. @Grey: I was considering a veto of the Alvarez trade only because I thought that guy traded Manny to the 1st place team to spite me since I’m 2nd. I had just mocked him for owning Manny and then an hour later he traded Manny. I then emailed him and checked in about why he did it and he gave very good reasons.

    W/ regards to B.J. Upton, do rumors of TB getting Werth change anything? I’m wondering if Upton will hit the bench though I’m guessing there are enough at bats at DH or Zobrist goes to 2B.

  78. Mzyptlk says:
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    Lots of people spitting up today, good job Grey. Would you start Piniero vs. Yanquis ?

  79. barker says:
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    i know this is not a trade rumors site but should i pickup demonic brown in anticipation of a werth trade in a twenty team league?? — would be dropping t snider

  80. @royce!: I think the knowledge of wind directions at Wrigley do help, but I am not sure how often they change, or if they do during a game.

    Had I heard they were blowing out yesterday I would have probably started Soto over Bengie “The Hunted” Molina…

    Blowing out just sounds good, hell Hulk Hogan did it at the end of every interview:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77aLI1FOdXw
    Blow out into the Back stroke at 2:30…classic!

  81. Terrence Mann says:
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    So far this week, I’ve started Ubaldo, Wandy, Garza, and Hughes.

    Somehow, I’m winning every single pitching category.

    God bless my opponent and his faith in Scott Baker and Kevin Gregg.

  82. Johnny Drama says:
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    Is Lackey worth a start at Seattle?

  83. GTS says:
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    @Grey: YTMND!

  84. Dom says:
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    Starlin Castro and ASdrubal Cabrera are both available as free agents. I’m dropping Silva to pick one up, which one? 10 team keeper league, 5×5 Roto

    I currently have Theriot at SS with Desmond as back-up on the bench. Do I drop Desmond to pick up both available SS?

    Steals are my biggest need at SS.

  85. Bichette Happens says:
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    Of these 3, which one should I sit today:
    Grienke v Blue Jays
    Garcia v Philly
    Nolasco v Col

  86. Joe B says:
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    When and if Dotel gets traded, will Meek the all star automatically be the closer or does Hanrararararahanahan (spelling?) and his better K-rate have a shot???

  87. Eddie says:
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    “Carl Crawford – Left the game after a pickoff throw hit Carl’s Jr.”

    L.O.L.

  88. @Grey: I still have cold feet about trading for B.J. Upton so please convince me. Axford has been great and if he had done this for a full season he’d be a top 10 closer. Upton has only 1 SB in July and if you take away his April he looks really bad. I just don’t know if it’s worth it. What do you think?

  89. Wilsonian says:
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    Two, maybe three, parter:

    16 Team H2H Keeper: I have Mike G. coming off the DL. My choices to drop would be Annabelle or Chris Davis, who do you drop? Assuming I dropped Annabelle, should I pick up any of the following for Davis: Scott, Cust, Starlin?

    8 Team H2H Keeper: So far I’ve started Kershaw and Ubaldo. Here are my categories and their totals so far: W-0, L-0, SV-1, BB-5, K-13, ERA-4.05, WHIP-1.27, Ks/9-8.78. Today I have Lewis v. Scherzer. Do I bench either of them or hope for about 20 ks and decent outings? I have Floyd, Verlander, JJ, Romero, Volquez, and another start from Ubaldo and Kershaw, still to come. As an aside, if either Romero or Scherzer blow up and look like fools this week, would either be droppable for an available Mike G. or Chris Perez? (My staff is Ubaldo, Kershaw, JJ, Verlander, Volquez, Lewis, Scherzer, Romero, Floyd, Capps, K-Rod, Feliz)

    Thanks man, sorry for the long questions.

  90. Goose says:
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    i’m cutting my losses with Manny, need help pickin’ a streamer today:

    Hammel @ FLA (Nolasco)
    Arroyo @ WAS (Strasburg)
    Gio G vs BOS (Buccholz)
    Wolf @ PIT (Duke)

    thanks!

  91. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Frank Kim: ABtC… Always Be trading Closers… To get steals, it’s really about needs. Upton can explode and be a lot more valuable than a closer on a bad team that could get replaced if he has back to back outings.

    @Wilsonian: Sanchez… Why are you dropping one to pickup another if the point of dropping is room for Mike G.? Start both SPs I’d drop Romero for Perez if you need saves.

  92. Grey

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    @Goose: Agree with Frank.

  93. @Grey: Excellent points. In general I do agree w/ ABtC. But on the other hand I’m in a 14 team league where saves are hard to find. Does that make a difference? How about the fact I already have someone that is arguably as fast in Tabata?

  94. Grey,

    I am in a 12 team keeper that keeps 10 at the end of the season with no restrictions. We only carry one catcher. With Wieters on the DL I acquired the smoking hot Soto. Who do you like for the rest of the season, Soto or Wieters? I was expecting to keep Wieters at the end of the season, but I could try to deal him away.

    p.s. After all that bitching I couldn’t bring myself to drop Derrek Lee and now I am reaping the rewards.

    Thanks

  95. Phillies Red says:
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    Hope you don’t mind if I add another Soto question: Soto or Santana here on out? I like ‘em both, but only need one. Whaddya think?

  96. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Frank Kim: If you really need saves, I wouldn’t trade them away, but like I said above if Axford blows two games in a row, Hoffman will be right in the mix.

    @Bostonbeerman: Soto, trade Wieters.

  97. sucklingduck says:
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    I have to un-DL Bucholz and Volquez. Someone offered me Sandoval for Price. Panda would replace Felix Pie in my utility spot. Fair or should I ask for more?

  98. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Phillies Red: I’d flip a coin, keep one and trade the other. I think Santana will get more in a trade.

  99. @Grey: I think you’re right. Just wish B.J. Upton wasn’t in the doghouse. Also if I trade Axford then I’ll be hoping Qualls gets the job and Rauch and Jenks keep theirs. :)

    Thanks!

  100. fitz says:
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    Mike Gonz is coming back today not Friday. :D

  101. royce! says:
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    @XNadyMen: Yeah, that’s pretty brilliant. Really drove your point home!

  102. Ceasar says:
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    Need a corner infield replacement from the following:

    Encarnacion
    C. Johnson
    Rosales

    Thanks!

  103. Wilsonian says:
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    @Grey: I was just wondering your thoughts on Davis. If I dropped Sanchez for Mike G., would you also drop Davis for any of those other guys (Scott, Cust, Starlin)?

    I also assume that you think Scherzer would be better than Romero for the rest of the year? In this small league, it’s starting to look like 4 closers might be the route to take.

    Also, are you at all worried about Quentin’s hand? There are obviously some solid options on the wire in my 8 Team league (Fonzie, Smashbuckler, D.Lee, C.Lee, Stubbs), and he’s my only bench bat and I also have a tweaked CarGo, so I’m short a player.

    Thanks again man. I’ll be sending you another daiquiri once I get un-unemployed…

  104. Nathan says:
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    Do you think Vlad keeps up his season? Would it be worth trading a guy like Werth in a package to get him?

    Thinking about offering Werth + Asdrubal for Vlad.

    The guy who has Vlad is desperate for a SS and I already have Reyes.

  105. Grey — Takahashi’s too great a risk, right? Even against the sputtering Dogers?

    (This pickup would be in a 20-team roto league)

  106. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Frank Kim: No problem.

    @fitz: Thanks for the heads up!

    @Ceasar: Johnson

    @Wilsonian: If you search the site, you can get my thoughts on Davis. I wouldn’t drop Davis for any of those guys. Scherzer over Romero… Hold Quentin for now. No problem.

    @Nathan: No reason he can’t if his knees hold up. I wouldn’t trade Werth for him.

  107. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Enrique: I wouldn’t touch him.

  108. Phillies Red says:
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    Grey, you honestly provide one of the internets greatest services. Is there a limit to how many questions you answer?

    But here’s my real business today: Burnett just shook free on the wire in my league. I’d like to add him, but need to cut someone. Who do you think should go: Adam LaRoche (2nd half stud) or Beltran (trade piece)? Or should I just forget about Burnett? Thanks for the help, much appreciated.

  109. Real Tom says:
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    Oswalt for Garza/Hughes/Perez?

  110. Myles says:
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    I’m playing Omar Infante at SS in a deep H2H league. This is a keeper league, and I could add Starlin Castro and keep him at $3 in next year’s draft.

    Does the keeper value of Castro offset the “now” value of Infante? I’m in the playoff hunt and I can’t spare a roster spot. Any help from anyone is appreciated.

  111. sucklingduck says:
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    @Grey: @Frank Kim:

    55/8/32/21/.289

    Vs.

    54/8/34/25/.230

    Is BJ Upton any different than Mccutchen? People treat Mccutchen as a #2 OF but are willing to trade Beej for a middle tier closer. I guess the average is subpar but he’s a hot streak away from getting to 20/40 by the end of the year.

  112. royce! says:
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    Funny thing. I just dropped Wigginton in one league (the RCL) and someone just dropped him in my 14-team 7×7 (OBP & XBH) h2h. So now I’m considering grabbing him there. Would you grab and start him over any of these dudes: Felipe Lopez, Ian Stewart, or Asdrubal?

    I could also drop Stanton or Domonic Brown, who are on my bench, and just hold Wigginton until we find out what team he’s being traded to.

  113. Terrence Mann says:
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    Sweet Lou announced his retirement yesterday?

    I thought Pinella retired in April.

  114. @Terrence Mann: Heh heh. I’m going to use that comment with my friends in Chicago.

  115. Ciao Grey – In my 20-team one-year roto league I’m falling way behind on innings and need to keep pace without damaging ERA/WHIP (I’m fine with Ks). My starters now are JaWeaver, Cole Hamels, Beckett, Latos, and Volquez. But I won’t start Beckett his first game back, and Latos is likely to miss a few more starts … so I need to stream or maybe pick up a sixth starter.

    (My earlier question about Takahashi shows how desperate I’ve become)

    What do you think about Duensing, who I see is going to start Friday @BALT? Based on last season seems like he could be worth a spot start, and, if he pitches well, maybe even holding onto for a while.

    The other streamer options are Correia @PIT on Friday or maybe Francis Sunday @ Philly.

    If I picked up Duensing or one of the other guys I’d have to drop one of the middle relievers I have I hops that that inherit a closer job (I already have Gregg, so I grabbed Frasor as the handcuff, and I have Hanrahan as well) or Chris Davis (he’s backing up Headley while Freese is on the DL, but my real hope with him is he goes on a brief hot streak and I can trade him).

    Grazie!

  116. TheBravesWearPrado says:
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    Piniero is getting crushed right now.

  117. fitz says:
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    @TheBravesWearPrado: good thing nobody started Piniero at Yankee Stadium, right?! :D

  118. Wilsonian says:
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    @fitz: oops…

  119. royce! says:
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    I could use some steals. Spot start Tabata (v. MIL) or Alcides (@ PIT)?

  120. Offer Grandy or A Soriano for Carlos Pena?

  121. timSTi says:
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    @Grey: AssCab & Cruz or Werth & Rollins in a keeper?

  122. Black Beard says:
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    Which side do you like in a league that counts OPS: Weeks and Lincecum or Rollins and Cliff Lee?

  123. Mike says:
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    @Grey: If you had to drop one of the following starters, which one would it be: Jonathan Sanchez, Max Scherzer, Shaun Marcum, Javier Vazquez? Thank you!

  124. @Mike: I think I’d drop Marcum only because he’s in the AL East and the Jays are concerned about tiring out his arm. But all four guys are quality guys.

  125. Recently I was offered Manny for Posey and am thankful I didn’t take that.

    Now I have been offered Zobrist for Posey. The trade looks appealing because I could use him at 2B while Utley is on the DL.

    On the other hand Zobrist really hasn’t played well, especially lately, while Posey has continued being red hot.

    What do you think?

  126. royce! says:
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    I’m sitting Billingely tonight at home against SF. Just a heads up to everyone, ‘cos he’ll probably pitch a gem.

  127. @Grey: Thanks! Thinking of adding to the possible deal. Would you do Hawpe for Gaby Sanchez?

  128. The Cow says:
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    Granderson is wearing my patience thin. I am in a 16-team H2H and my other OF’s are N.Cruz, Hunter, and Bruce (also pissing me off). The following players are on the waiver wire: Torres, Leatherface Matsui, and L. Scott. Are any of these Jokers better than my Harvey Two-Face?

  129. Simply Fred

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    @Grey: Just wanted to let you know: You seemed pretty high on getting Pagan in there last night. Last minute I benched Crisp for him (even though pretty sure Crisp might get a steal with Wakefield up). Was happy to get Pagan’s 2 for 4 with HR rather than Crisp’s 1 for 5 with a SB. Thanks!

  130. @Grey: Do you plan on doing another top 100 soon? And if you did, would Stubbs and Posey be on it?

  131. herschel says:
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    @Grey: Trying to solidify starting lineup for stretch run. My pena, bruce and volquez for holliday? Bruce is currently on my bench and Pena is util.

  132. Cheese

    Cheese says:
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    Would you give up Quentin for 2 of Beltran/Torres/Coghlan in a 16 team H2H league 8×8 (BB, SLG, H)?

  133. DrEasy says:
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    @Grey: Same line of thought: Grandy or Stubbs? I still think Grandy.

  134. @Grey: Yeah I like your top 100 from last week so much that I’m wondering if you’ll do an update soon. I refer to it all the time. :-)

    I offered Posey and Hawpe for Gaby Sanchez and Zobrist. He countered by asking for Posey and Tabata. Still do it? Tabata has great speed.

  135. Cheese

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    @Grey: Okay, Bruce or Beltran rest of season? I noticed in your updated top 100 rankings you have Beltran ranked higher than Bruce, but Bruce’s projections look more enticing. (16 team H2H 8×8 H, BB, SLG)

  136. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @DrEasy: I’d go with Grandy, but it’ll probably be Stubbs.

    @Frank Kim: It’s fair, depends how badly you need Zobrist.

    @Cheese: Beltran’s historically better.

  137. Steve says:
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    @royce!: I’m starting him, let’s see who has the greater cursing powers…

  138. TheBravesWearPrado says:
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    @Steve: I’m starting him and Garcia v. Phillies so it looks like I’m going with the high calorie WHIP cream tonight.

  139. Metz says:
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    @ grey

    Sorry for the wrong post!

    Pagan, Kelly Johnson, Garrett Jones are available … Should I drop Granderson, LaRoche, or Boesch for anyof these guys?

  140. Grey

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    @Metz: I’d lose Boesch for Jones, unless you need steals, then I’d grab Pagan.

  141. struggler says:
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    Scott Sizemore callup if anyone cares…

    Sizemore was hitting .329 with six homers, 19 RBI, 32 runs, one steal, a .392 OBP and a .515 SLUG in 41 games and 167 at-bats in Triple-A.

  142. Steve says:
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    @Grey: Greinke wins!

    It was painted on a pig that just flew past my office window. Towing a banner that read “Hell freezes over”.

  143. alvaro says:
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    Would you do this trades

    Lincecum for Texeira
    Lincecum for Votto and Prado
    Lincecum for Liriano and Mcann

    also

    Strasburg for M. Young

  144. Metz says:
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    @grey

    Start Hudson in ATL vs Richard or Start Hamels in STL vs Wainwright?

  145. Kazmere says:
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    Please rank Padilla, MadBum, Arroyo, Cueto. Most in need of ERA/WHIP, fine with Ks. Thanks, Grey!

  146. Steve says:
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    @royce!: Nice 0-4 for Pennington. It hardly needs saying that I didn’t end up dropping him…

  147. Steve says:
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    @Grey: Yeah – it almost collided with a flying donkey.

  148. Steve says:
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    Ibanez and Fowler not in their respective starting lineups.

    Ibanez IS facing a lefty, but it’s not like it’s CC or anyone so do we have a platoon situation developing?

    Fowler? Guess it’s because he couldn’t hit a cow’s arse with a frying pan.

  149. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Steve: I’d think Ibanez is just getting the day off, don’t usually go from batting third to a platoon, but it’s not like he’s been great either.

  150. Steve says:
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    @Grey: True that. Maybe it is just a day off. All that whiffing can tire a guy out.

  151. Steve says:
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    @Steve: Though he did sit against Gorz and Lilly in the Cubs series…

  152. ThE sHiT says:
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    @Grey: Once both get called up, Domonic Brown or Snider?

  153. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @ThE sHiT: Depends which one gets the call first and what you need, but Snider right now.

  154. Dexter says:
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    Can you please rank Randy Wells, Gorzelanny, de la Rosa, Slowey and Correia? Thanks

  155. ThE sHiT says:
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    @Grey: Yeah it does. Got a feeling they will both be up within the next week or so. I just need an OF, so the better producer overall.

  156. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Dexter: Wells, Gorze, Correia (at home), dlR…

  157. ThE sHiT says:
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    @Grey: Plz rank: Boesch, Torres, Scott, Diaz. Thx sir.

  158. Dean says:
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    @ grey and anyone else with an opinion

    please rank the following in an OBP league. If you tier them as well that would be so rad.

    Boesch, Willinghmam, Beltran, Glaus, Cust, Smoak, Alvarez

  159. Wilsonian says:
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    In a 16 Team H2H Keeper (keep 5, regardless of draft or position), what kind of value should I look for if I was trying to shop Boesch and Latos in a 2 for 1? Most likely would be looking for a bat, but possibly an SP as well…

  160. Grey

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    @ThE sHiT: That order, unless you need steals, then Torres first.

    @Dean: Willingham, Beltran, Glaus, Boesch….

    @Wilsonian: Try for a #2 OF or 2nd tier corner man.

  161. agarthered says:
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    Anyone know why CarGo left in the 6th?

  162. agarthered says:
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    Anyone know why Cargo left in the sixth?

  163. agarthered says:
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    NVM rotoworld.com reaggravated bruised finger. day to day.

  164. Steve says:
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    @Grey: That’s nothing compared to the bruise I got from Arroyo today.

  165. BSA says:
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    Check out Alvarez tonight.
    I jinxed myself this morning with saying I was content with my pitching staff. Not one reliever can buy an out tonight.
    If Niese has to give up the first inning homer I am glad it was Krispie.

  166. Wilsonian says:
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    @Grey: do you think someone like Krispie, Vlad, Werth, Quentin, CarGo, Heyward would be a good target?

  167. Steve says:
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    @Steve: And from Hammel. And from Wagner.

    Maybe I really did imagine that Greinke win.

  168. aj says:
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    p. alverez or c. davis?
    staton or cust? while hot.
    also, i have yunel, Asdrubal, zobrist. I have ss/2nd and ss spots. Who would you play? is it worth using zobrist as at of or am i better of using him at 2nd and using cust/stanton in the of.

  169. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Steve: All my teams were sabotaged by the evil fantasy pixies today.

    @Wilsonian: Sure, try for them.

    @Steve: Yup, painful day.

    @aj: Pedro, Cust… Zobrist gives you something they don’t — steals. If you need steals, then you have to play Zobrist.

  170. aj says:
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    Thanks Grey! Dont need steels too bad, i need HRs and avg. So i guess start Zobrist at ss/2nd and that leaves ss open? who do like there Yunel or Asdrubal

  171. Grey

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    @aj: Yunel

  172. TastelessGarbage says:
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    Which brain freeze to drop: Aardsma, Rauch, Axford, M. Gonzalez. Also have Feliz.

    Could also drop an SP (Wandypoo) and keep all five until next week, when one or more lose their job….

    In other news, Raleigh weather is not as nice as San Jose weather.

  173. Steve says:
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    @Grey: You can throw some Medlen-brand gasoline on to that fire too.

  174. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Steve: Oh, btw, I had Randy Wolf go in one league — 5 IP, 12 ER!

  175. Steve says:
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    @Grey: You win. Though I would see your Wolf and raise you a Pedro Alvarez in Fantasy Razzball.

    And Hideki again!

  176. BSA says:
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    This keeps up in LA, Broxton gets the ball. Ya think he wants to see Mattingly on the top step of the dugout?

  177. Steve says:
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    @BSA: I’m more worried about what might happen if the DBacks re-take the lead…

  178. BSA says:
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    @Steve: Why?

    Why the heck can’t the Mariners get one hit for FHer?

  179. Steve says:
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    @BSA: My heart bleeds…

  180. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Steve: Yeah, it’s pretty bad when your FR team outhits your regular league.

    @BSA: Ha

  181. BSA says:
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    @Steve: I just need to keep seeing you with those minuses.

  182. Steve says:
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    @BSA: Don’t worry. They’ll be there. Every. Single. Day.

  183. BSA says:
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    I missed it – what is FHer’s pitch count at?

  184. big o says:
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    if you guys are watching mlb-tv , then you must have seen keith hernandez plugging his pay-site …… promoting a special “mustache” offer .

    f-her … 92 – pitches , thru 8

  185. BSA says:
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    Damn it, don’t even tell me Steve is vulturing a win after FHer’s performance.

  186. big o says:
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    guess all you have to do these days to get a talk show is
    spit on kramer .

  187. big o says:
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    waka trying to fire up the troops

  188. fitz says:
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    Drop Stanton for Alvarez in a non-keeper?

  189. DrEasy says:
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    ARod – Ticker Tease!
    Adrian Gonzalez – Ticker Torture!

  190. BSA says:
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    Whoever is watching the Dodger game – who is warming?

  191. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @big o: Kramer? Who are you talking about?

    @fitz: Sure

    @DrEasy: Yup

    @BSA: Not sure if anyone was, was watching Top Chef.

  192. big o says:
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    @Grey:
    keith hernandez show on bloomberg
    called “moustache talks”
    (comment # 199)

  193. Steve says:
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    @Grey: How do you like Duensing @ The O’s on Friday?

  194. Steve says:
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    @Steve: No, there’s not much to choose from. Oh wait – Maholm’s there too.

    It’s H2H, BTW.

  195. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @big o: Oh! Oh… Weird. He’s good as color on the Mets games though. Surprisingly no gray hair.

    @Steve: Blech on Duensing. I’d go Maholm if I had to.

  196. royce! says:
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    @Steve: Our scientific study has concluded that I have the greatest cursing powers. They should develop a super hero based on my fantasy baseball life.

  197. Steve says:
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    @Grey: Ratios are in the toilet.
    @royce!: Beware the small sample size.

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