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We went over Danny Hultzen in our last fantasy baseball podcast, but that was a bunch of jibber-jabbering, you want the facts!  Well, actually, there were some facts in there.  Rudy, for instance, stated he thought Hultzen would be up by June 26th.  Okay, that’s more of an opinion.  Okay, facts.  1) When Hultzen was drafted last year, he was one of the top pitchers in the country and seemed most “major league ready.” 2) “Major league ready” is scout-speak for safe.  3) Fat Jonah Hill fired all the scouts.  4) He throws over 100 MPH.  5) I bet you didn’t know Fat Jonah Hill threw that fast.  6) Hultzen, on the other hand, throws his fastball 91-95 MPH.  7) His ceiling is slightly lower than the top arms in the minors.  G) He walked a bunch of batters when he first arrived at a high level of competition, this might translate to the majors. F) He’s controlled his pitches better recently.  9) There’s no 9.  10) He’s only in Double-A. 11) If he goes to Triple-A, I think he’s still a month away.  12) It’s not unheard of to skip Triple-A. 13) I don’t think he skips Triple-A. 14) Last night was Mojito night at Casa de Grey.  15) Muddle me, cougar!  P) If he is called up, he could give you a 8+ K-rate, low 3 ERA and is worth picking up in all leagues.  Q) If you find Hilary Swank attractive, does that make you gay? 17) I think this is supposed to be 18 or R. 19) I was hit by a truck in college, knocking me into a coma. Long story short, I was back within the week getting drunk on Lansdowne. The truck was bigger than John McDonald’s knee. 20) Because I’m going to get this question, I like Bauer more than Hultzen.  21) If you’re stashing pitchers, I absolutely would grab Hultzen, and we have been stashing him all year in an AL-Only league.  22) I think Hultzen will be a difference maker in all leagues, even shallow ones.  23) The walks and ETA in the majors has me, like Chief Jay Strongbow, with my reservations.   Anyway, here’s some more players to buy or sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Trevor Plouffe – You know the moment when you realize Method Man stole his M-E-T-H-O-D Man riff from Daryl Hall & John Oates?  That’s sorta like the same moment when I realize I’ve told people to pick up Plouffe three times in the same week.  This is your brain, this is your brain when it’s not making any sense and you’re recommending Plouffe.

Brian Roberts – The Concusstador returns with a vengeance! Then divide vengeance by gusto and you have Brian Roberts.

Everth Cabrera – First name: Ever.  Last Name: Greatest.  Full name:  SAGNOF!  BTW, I had a good idea for a money-making scheme, but like most of my money-making schemes, I’ll never follow through on it, so I’m putting it out there for one of you to take the ball and run with it.  Karaoke Cab!  Imagine you’re coming out of a bar at 2 AM, blotto on a drink the bartender was calling The Haymaker and you were only drinking it because you thought it would help you get laid.  Well, the opposite happened and you’re getting into a cab with your buddies… Then… You get to sing Journey!  Someone make this happen, thank you.

Danny Espinosa – Somehow he’s owned in less than 50% of ESPN leagues… *looking at his stats*  Okay, he hasn’t been great, but a three category performer (runs, homers, steals) has a place on some teams for MI.

Stephen Drew – I wanna say he’s a good DL stash, but stash is close to ‘stache, which is short for mustache, and now Drew has tainted the one beautiful thing we all have — my mustache.  If you’re really struggling at MI, I could see stashing Drew.  I have slightly more hope for him than Roberts, but not by much.

Brandon Belt – I’m a big fan.  Like Jon Lovitz would say, is that so wrong?  Belt was in the 2nd Buy column of the year where I sang his praises to Bruce Springsteen’s My City of Ruins, “My pants are down below my knees… Where’s my Belt?  My team’s in ruins!  My team’s in ruins!  Come on rise up!  I need a Belt.  Come on rise up!  I need my Belt!”  In the preseason, I said that if Belt could get a full season of ABs, he could have a line of 70/24/80/.280/10.  That’s so crackers you got crumbs on your computer.  What I should’ve said was if Belt gets ABs and hits well, he’s capable of that line.  Now, he’s capable of 17+ homers and 10 steals, but he’s only at 3/2, so there’s a lot of room for his stats to grow.

Gaby Sanchez – I’ll be honest with you, I didn’t even want to recommend picking him up yet, so keep that in mind.  Preferably, in mind before you pick him up in shallow leagues.

Ike Davis – He’s looked better of late.  On the less bright side, he couldn’t have looked worse.

Brandon Moss – I got high hopes for Brandon Moss…in a deep AL-Only league.  He looks like he has great power…for an AL-Only outfielder.  As we said the other day, “The new Oakland A’s 1B (which has been like being the new Spinal Tap drummer) launched three massive HRs in Colorado.  Guess that time in the thin-aired PCL this year was good training.  He’s been bouncing around the minors ever since his failed audition with the Pirates in 2009.  He’s worthy of a flier in deeper leagues (we just won him in our cash league) but expect Schierholtzian power (15 HR/year).  Definitely worth streaming in all leagues for the next 2 games in COL.”  And that’s me quoting us!

Gregor Blanco – His name makes him sound like he’d be the first two sport pro athlete that plays hockey and baseball.  Gregor checks Stolichnaya into the boards and slides back under the tag!

Seth Smith – Went deep twith thith week.  Smith will probably sit against lefties, but thankfully there are still people out there forcing their children to be right handed so the devil won’t have easy access to their souls.

Tyler Colvin – Remember, always bet on black…jerseyed Rockies.

Brennan Boesch – Between him and Belt, is it possible to be a post-hype sleeper only two months later?  I think so!  Then again, I was hit by a truck in college… Did I ever mention that?

Ben Revere – I picked him up in the RCL, but don’t let that stop you from grabbing him.  He’s been on fire, has speed and is much more blue collar than Ben Newton.

Alex Presley – Chuck him into the not-that-post-not-that-much-hype sleeper pile with Belt and Boesch.

Tom Wilhelmsen – Man, his last name is a pain in the ass to spell.  It’s like I’m writing for the Ikea catalog.  Twist screw 3A into the Beescholdorf.  If the Beescholdorf is plompin, then you want to turn it on its schlumpin.  What are you saying, Ikea?!  I just want an effin’ desk!

Ryan Cook – He’s the closer in Oakland.  How do I know?  I read tarot cards.  BTW, if you read tarot cards before bed and think you’re gonna fall asleep, you have a gift.  Share it with the world!

Nate Eovaldi – For his next start vs. the A’s, yes.  For starts after that?  No promises.  But his division is on lock and his home is a pitcher’s park.  That rhymed in Boston.

Jon Niese – Was surprised to see him owned in so few leagues, but as mentioned on the podcast, ownership numbers probably mean nothing… So the already arbitrary 50% cutoff for these Buys just got more arbitrary… arbitrariest?  Arboretum?  Man, hard to say that without sounding like Elmer Fudd.

Trevor Bauer – He should be up any day now, Annie Potts.

Salvador Perez – I told you to pick him up last week, and now he’s at 1.4%.  We’re the under two percenters!  Hit it band!… We make obscure references and get strange looks from colleagues…. We are the under two percenters!  We’re always saying “Forget it” when people don’t get our jokes… We are the under two percenters!  We argue about who was the best billiards player from 1978 thru 1983… We are the under two percenters!  We think we have friends, our friends think we’re weird… We are the under two percenters!

SELL

Lance Lynn – I’ve already told you to sell him before, but now it’s getting ridiculous.  Right now, on our Fantasy Baseball Player Rater, here’s the top five guys:  Josh Hamilton, Matt Cain, Carlos Gonzalez, Adam Jones, Lance Lynn (then Chris Sale, and I told you to sell him too).  You don’t have to take a Kaplan prep course to know which one of those guys doesn’t belong.  The preceding sentence was brought to you by someone who did take a Kaplan prep course because a girl I had a crush on was also taking it.  The SATs ended up screwing me better.  Lance Lynn has the minor league stats to back any of this up?  Nope.  He’s beating his K-rate in the minors by 2 Ks per nine (which is a large difference) and his Triple-A ERA was around 4.  Not to be profiling people, but he looked like a nice 5th fantasy starter flyer, not an ace.  I wouldn’t sell him for one of the dozen Benihana drink Buddhas I have in my office, but I’d explore options.

583 Responses

  1. mike says:
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    ah deliciousness!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mike, You’re welcome!

  2. Arbinator says:
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    rank ROS: Latos, D Hudson, Bauer, Ole J McDonald?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hudson, McDonald, Bauer…

      • Goose says:
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        @Grey,

        whoa, Bauer over Latos? is this a huge endorsement for Bauer or a final release of man-love (<—-poor choice of words…) for Latos?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Goose, Ha! Latos has been pee poor, Goose… I’d stash a guy that could be a #2 over him if I had the pitching depth… In some leagues, Latos would remain a hold…

          • Goose says:
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            @Grey, Gotcha. I still hold some man-love for Mat-with-one-T. He threw well his last time out, hope he starts to roll…

  3. JMAC says:
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    I currently have Alexei Ramirez at SS (Tulo injured) and Mark Reynolds at Utility. Any offensive guys off this list or elsewhere you would snag instead of either of these guys?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JMAC, Nah

  4. frank rizzo says:
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    “Trevor Bauer – He should be up any day now, Annie Potts.”

    I’m not tracking with the Annie Potts name drop.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @frank rizzo, Yes, you are!

      • frank rizzo says:
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        @Grey, wait…..WTH? What just happened?

        • Prezii says:
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          @frank rizzo, you are now getting veryyy sleepyyy… You will wake up and drop ur whole team for DL’d players..

        • @frank rizzo, Dangerous minds think alike!

  5. Crystal Ball says:
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    Stash Hultzen or keep streaming J. Parker, Niese, Harrison types??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Crystal Ball, I’d stash him…

  6. Dom says:
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    AL Only league question. I’m going to try to pick up Glen Perkins and Joel Peralta from waivors, which two of these three to drop: Betances, Fuentez, Dotel?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dom, Fuentes, Dotel…

  7. Grey's da man! says:
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    Here is my team:

    C: JP
    1B: Votto
    2B: Espinoza
    3B: Trumbo
    SS: Alexei
    OF: McCutchen
    OF: Bruce
    OF: Rasmus
    Util: Prince
    Util: Rajai
    Bench: Laroche
    DL: Longo

    SP: Bumgarner
    SP: Gio
    SP: J Zimm
    SP: Anibal
    SP: Cahill
    SP: Oswalt
    P: Aceves
    P: Balfour
    P: Russell
    P: Wilhelmson
    DL: Bailey

    Who, if any, would you drop for Hultzen?

    Currently in 4th and weakest in Avg, SB’s and Saves

    • Grey's da man! says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, Forgot, I have Marmol as well..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, Marmol

      • Grey's da man! says:
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        @Grey, ughhhhhh, been holding him for a month and of course tonight he becomes the closer again

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Grey’s da man!, Yeah, so annoying…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Grey’s da man!, Though he might not get another save for another month…

  8. Dom says:
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    Why does Grey end most of his comments with “…”?

    • Prezii says:
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      @Dom, cuz he always has more to say…

      • Dom says:
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        @Prezii, Wiki also says that it can imply a feeling of melancholy, should we be worried? Life with cougars can be tuff…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Dom, …

          • Dom says:
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            @Grey, Is that the equivalent of like on The Facebook?

            • Prezii says:
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              @Dom, i think ur over analyzing a couple dots! Lol you wiki’d it!!

              Search engine: ” why does grey albright use … At the end of every sentence?” …. There are no possible outcomes…. Dom: “damnit!!! I need to knoww!!!!!”

              • Dom says:
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                @Prezii, Funny, I got the same result when I typed in “Who is Grey Albright”

  9. Prezii says:
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    Hey grey, watch out for that truck! Damn.. too late…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Prezii, Thanks for trying!

      • Prezii says:
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        @Grey, tried man, i tried..

  10. B.o.B says:
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    Cespedes or Goldy RoS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @B.o.B, Cespedes, but kinda tossup…

  11. Futureman says:
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    Can only start three of four. Who do i sit?

    Darvish Vs. Houston
    Worley vs. Toronto
    Lohse vs. KC
    Zambrano vs. TB

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Futureman, Worley

  12. Beescholdorf Schlumpin says:
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    daily gold grey. what order do you like these young fellas in? d’Arnaud, Gyorko, Hultzen, Skaggs -supra

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Beescholdorf Schlumpin, Thanks! Hultzen, Skaggs, D’Arnaud

  13. Grey's da man! says:
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    If needed avg and steals and runs the most, who would be the odd man out: Rasmus, Saunders, Revere, Reynolds

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, Reynolds

  14. Joel says:
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    Quickly losing patience with Adrian Gonzalez. Since I’m near the top of my league, no one wants to trade with me. Who should I be looking for to replace him? I’m willing to package Beachy with him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joel, I’d want Prince type back for A-Gon and Beachy…

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      Howcome theres tonnes of buy guys and only 1 sell guy in this column each week?

      Cust wonderin’.

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @TheNewGuy, Umm didnt wanna post that there, meant it as a new post soz…

  15. royce! says:
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    I’m giving Method Man the benefit of the doubt on that one- it’s just spelling. But then again, if he did rip it off, I can’t think of a better band to steal from. Hall and Oates are just great.

    I finally found a good site for wind conditions at ballparks. Unfortunately, I found it at 11:22. Maybe I was hit by a bus when I was younger.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @royce!, I was floored when the Cougar was listening to Hall & Oates and heard the Method Man riff… Was news to me as of this past weekend…

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey, I hope this was during margarita night. Cougar, Hall and Oates, and margaritas sounds brilliant.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @royce!, It was mojito night!

  16. doghat666 says:
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    12 team 10×10 roto keeper league. I have too many CI and need SP
    1B Votto
    3B Sandoval
    CI Dunn
    DH Lawrie
    Bench Kendrys
    Bench Middlebrooks

    Would you trade Lawrie for Buccholz or Marcum?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @doghat666, I wouldn’t…

      • doghat666 says:
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        @Grey, would you drop Middlebrooks or Kendrys for Hultzen?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @doghat666, Middlebrooks

  17. supra says:
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    Medlen just recalled, they dumped Livan… what is Medlen’s role (suiting up tonight)?

    Should I be dropping any of Pettitte, Doubront, Wandy, Buchholz for him or Hultzen in a keeper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @supra, Looks like Medlen will be in long relief for now… I’d lose Wandy for Hultzen in a keeper…

      • Jack says:
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        @Grey, damn

  18. BERK says:
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    Prado a fair shake for Lynn? Aim higher?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BERK, Higher

      • BERK says:
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        @Grey, Pence?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @BERK, I’d take Pence

          • BERK says:
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            @Grey, Thanks. The full story is a this: There is a guy in my league who is definitely a little weird. He offers strange trades 100 times a week. Usually garbage. Lately he keeps offering garbage for Lynn, but he KEEPS offering for Lynn. So I thought I’d go back with a counter for one of his good players. I check his lineup and he doesn’t have any!

            The lineup is C (empty??), LaHair, Aaron Hill, Prado, Cozart, Neil Walker, Youk, Corey Hart, Matt Holliday, Pence, BJ Upton, Middlebrooks.

            His pitching isn’t even great either (Cueto, Hudson, Volquez, and some closers). But he’s in first place in our head-to-head league! 10 of the other 11 dudes are really on the ball, solid owners. (One, I think has died.) But this dude is winning the league! By a lot! With this lineup! Discuss. Or don’t. I just wanted to rant. (Thanks!)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              @BERK, Yeah, he looks like he’s getting lucky… I’d take Pence but I’m not sure he needs Lynn…

  19. Prezii says:
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    Okay before i go to the best place in the world for afternoon funtime.. Oaks Card Club emeryville, California (yeah i just plugged them) on this beautiful friday.. lemme bullshit… dont think about it, just answer, okay? Does boesch turn it around and become a fixture in the two hole for detroit? k go!

    “Shot of captain… Make it two for my invisible friend, grey.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Prezii, Yeah, I think he does…

      • Prezii says:
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        @Grey, that makes two of us! Hope you didnt think about it..

  20. royce! says:
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    A variation on #17 above: Medlen or Hultzen in a 14 team non-keeper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @royce!, Hultzen… Unless Medlen’s starting…

    • royce! says:
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      @royce!, nevermind- Medlen not worth much if he’s middle relief.

  21. royce! says:
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    Camp-town racing again! [this has nothing to do with Duda, duda].

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @royce!, Ha!

  22. Whew! … First time in four weeks that I didn’t have the sell candidate on at least one team.

    So … would you let me walk in front of a truck if I didn’t want to start Matt Moore against Miami? My innings are adding up (25 innings over with a 1250 cap, and Gio already going tonight).

    On the one hand, Moore got the win last time, though that was partially because Zambrano exploded. On the other hand, he did K 9 in 6 innings and is slightly better at home (I need Ks more than wins). But on the other hand, doesn’t the matchup generally favor the hitters the second time around? And on the other hand, Miami’s hitting .217 over the last week.

    Jeez, how many hands I got?

    Anyway, is he a strong start? My inclination is to sit him but I don’t want to miss a 12K performance 1ER performance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Enrique, I’d start Moore against the Marlins…

    • Prezii says:
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      @Enrique, enrique is back!! No way!

      • @Prezii, Um, thanks.

        • Prezii says:
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          @Enrique, youre welcome bro…. Youre welcome! Chio!

  23. Goose says:
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    just got Jeter/Revere for Lynn/Blanco

    pretty happy with it, happy to not have to worry about my Plouffe-less ‘ss-hole.

    (missed out on Plouffe on a waivers grab, currently rolling with The Riot… yeesh…)

    any the hoo, Lynn for Jeter seems like a good-enough price and Blanco/Revere is like tomato, tomahto, except Revere has the sexy pedigree and a last name that makes me reminisce about the days of tri-cornered hats.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Goose, Sounds fair…

  24. I hope you don’t consider this a clown question bro’ (although I am a clown and I do ask questions), but if I eventually pick up Salvador Perez (10 team league) he would be better than who? Miguel Montero, for instance, or just a lower tier catcher?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Deadwoods, Just a lower tier catcher at this point…

  25. Grey's da man! says:
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    Does Balfour get any saves or is he droppable?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, Droppable

  26. potus says:
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    Just got back from one of those stupid speeches. They have the gall to rake me b/c I was late! Someone interrupted me too. Where’s the respect? Can’t really tell them I was waiting for the weekly buy/sell but that’s their loss. F all those non believers!

    Pick between your love and your kinky on & off again dish:

    Francoeur or Boesch ROS?

    Thanks.

    -YHL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No respect at all… Frenchy

  27. How about Hultzen vs. Peacock? Who’d you rather stash?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hultzen

  28. FillyP says:
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    Sup Grey,

    1) Drop Hammel or Burnett for Harrison?

    2) Are there any better save vultures out there besides D. Hernandez?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) eh 2) don’t know who’s available…

  29. The Vaporizers says:
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    Punted SS and missed out on Plop.

    Drop Alcides Escobar for Marco Scutaro?

    • The Vaporizers says:
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      @The Vaporizers, very limited moves in this league so I can’t keep rotating for the newest hot schomtato, gotta think ROS on this one

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Then I’d hold…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you don’t need steals…

  30. Cyr says:
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    Lose AJ Burnett for Bauer? H2H non-keeper league…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold, friend…

      • Cyr says:
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        @Grey, Yea I was leaning that way too, but only bc I have Bauer stashed in 2 other leagues already. Thanks!

  31. Wudaben says:
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    Funny… I was just thinking the other day how glad I was that I didn’t listen to Grey the last time he said to sell Lynn! Maybe I can defy the odds a bit longer…

    Actually… who says Lynn is really a 4 era pitcher?? In college he was an upper 2 to 3 era guy with insane Ks. Up until AAA in 2010 he was an under 3 era guy until he put up the 4.774 era. Had a 3.8 era up until his June call up last season and then finished up the year with a 3.1-3.2 era over the final 4 months. Maybe the 2010 AAA numbers are the anomaly other than the K rate?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe, but I think he’s over his head right now… Maybe he’s gonna Cueto me…

  32. Jack says:
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    Drop Medlen for Cashner, Delgado, Eovaldi, Doolittle, Leake, or Paulino?

    • Jack says:
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      @Jack,

      Add Peacock to that list.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Paulino

  33. bobbo says:
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    Drop Samardzija for Hultzen? Need to do something rash with my pitching in a 10man roto.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold, friend…..

  34. Timbuktu says:
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    Besides Hultz and Bauer, who’s the best prospect to stash?

    • bobbo says:
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      @Timbuktu, Rizzo, Wil Myers, D’Arnaud…

      • Timbuktu says:
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        @bobbo, Oh, sorry. I meant pitching.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo

    • bobbo says:
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      @Timbuktu, Skaggs?

      • kangaroo hops says:
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        @bobbo, Bundy, depending on how long you plan to stash (if keeper league) and league depth.

  35. bean says:
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    Start options………

    Nieuwenhuis or Blanco in OF?

    Garrett Jones, Gaby, or the newly qualified Colvin at 1B?

    Campana today 0/2 1R and 2 SB……….its MAGIC!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Blanco… Colvin… Magic!

  36. Lance Lynn is the toughest sell I’ve ever owned. I can’t get rid of him, but won’t sell him for pennies, and I like what he’s putting down. I assume he’s no one’s ace, so I don’t see the problem with letting him roll against the likes of the Pirates, Astros and Cubs and sit him in tough spots, while your studs do the heavy lifting.

    • Cyr says:
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      @WhineSpritzer, Yeah I’m in the same boat, especially since my team has somewhat iffy pitching outside of Lynn.

      Looking at my league tryin to decide what would be a good return for Lynn. Would you guys deal Lynn for Vogelsong and Jesus Montero? I have Arencibia at catcher right now. Is Jesus a decent upgrade over JP?

      • supra says:
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        @Cyr, I like that offer a lot. I think Lynn will be good going forward, but if I was sending JP out there each day, I’d be happy to get Vogelsong and Jesus. If it’s a keeper then its an instant no-brainer.

        • Cyr says:
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          @supra, Gah, my original reply somehow ended up as a new comment… Damn iphone…see #47 below…

  37. ZackMorris says:
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    ROS who should I pick up:

    AJ. Burnett, Kuroda, Nova, Medlen, Eovaldi, or Hultzen

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Burnett

  38. Chazz says:
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    I’d say Chris Sale is the hardest sell, and not because people will assume he is cheap because of his name. He’s been lights out and doesn’t even throw a knuckleball, which is what it takes to dominate and strike people out these days.

    Before I go and sell Chris Sale, please tell me again why. Injury, fall-off, jealousy or something else.

    • Chunk says:
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      @Chazz, only gonna pitch 120ish innings.

    • Prezii says:
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      @Chazz, inning limit.. Not to mention he had a mysterious elbow injury earlier in the year that they kinda just threw under the rug.. he wont be there come playoff time, thats for sure.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fall off…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sorry, was thinking Lynn… Sale’s an injury/inning limit risk…

  39. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    8 team league with limited moves. I’m pretty good on SB, need Runs, AVG, OBP.

    Drop Stubbs for Plouffe, Goldschmidt, Belt, Pagan, Rizzo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t…..

      • Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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        @Grey, Stubbs finally getting DL’d. Which of the above (subtracting Rizzo since he’s not up yet) to replace Stubbs for next week?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Belt

  40. Carnac says:
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    A: I hate Sveum so much.

    Q: Why is Marmol warming up for the save opp?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  41. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    @mlbbowman
    Medlen will be used in a relief role. Should see some time in 7th and 8th while O’Flaherty gets healthy and Venters gets right.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Shin-Soo Choo Choo, Thanks for the heads up! And dah!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      NO!!! They stole it from my brain!

      • Chillmodious says:
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        @Grey, Dah! This is like when taco bell stole the Dorito Taco idea from my brain. Damn you, YUM! Brands.

  42. Carnac says:
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    Marmol in for the save? I can only assume Sveum/Epstein are trying to make Ryan Dempster so miserable that he’ll be willing to be traded anywhere.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m on my phone… Did he convert it?

      • bobbo says:
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        @Grey, Yessir

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @bobbo, Thanks!

  43. paddytwotimes says:
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    @ Grey:

    I agree with the Lynn sale. But, it is so f’in hard to sell someone, no matter how good, that you picked up off WW.

    Kaplan stinks; BARBRI all the way son.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Nice…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Will do!

  44. Ron Swanson's 'Stache says:
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    Is it time to drop Youk the Puke yet?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      In some leagues…

      • Howard says:
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        @Grey, I dropped Youk for Plouffe in a 10 teamer. Actually Youk went ‘Plouffe’ when I dropped him!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Howard, HA!

  45. Cyr says:
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    @supra, Yeah, I hear ya about JP, and I’ve wished that I had Vogelsong ever since Mr. Gilpin profiled him on the site. Thanks for the input!

  46. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    @TomGroeschen
    Dusty says Stubbs to DL retro to 9 days ago, Harris called up. Stubbs may return when Reds get home next weekend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn…

  47. Jay says:
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    Grey –

    Rest of the way –
    Bumgarner or Beachy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bum

  48. Manute Bologna says:
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    What level of pitcher or reliever do you trade for Melky Cabrera?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McDonald, Motte-ish…

      • Manute Bologna says:
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        @Grey, Cueto?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Manute Bologna, I’d prefer Cueto…

  49. Daily Triple says:
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    Would you drop Rios for Belt?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t…….

  50. Manute Bologna says:
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    Trade Sale for Pence?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would, friend.

  51. Jon says:
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    Kershaw or Braun ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Braun… Depends on needs…

  52. Sagnof Specialist says:
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    drop fowler for belt?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sagnof Specialist, Yup

  53. Jon says:
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    Who’s the best DL stash (keeper league, stashee can stay stashed indefinitely, even after they’re off the DL):

    Felipe Paulino, Ogando, Salv Perez, Reimold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon, Reimold

  54. Mrhappytime says:
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    Grey, what do you think about Justin Grimm as a streamer tomm against Hou? Is he worth a flier?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mrhappytime, Not in most leagues…

  55. crock says:
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    Lose tori hunter or carlos lee for revere or rajai to hold ellisburys spot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @crock, Lee for Revere

  56. bobbo says:
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    Drop Samardzija and pickup Pettitte?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bobbo, Go for it

  57. Wilsonian says:
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    Tulo getting sent for more tests or reading of tests to determine if he has a sports hernia.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, I think my HMO doctor could tell a hernia on one visit… Cust kayin’…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, They used to also tell us pretty quick during school physicals…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Wilsonian, Yeah, not much questioning going on here… Squeeze, cough and out…

  58. thegreater says:
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    You say to drop Youk “in some leagues”. How about mine? I am dying for power in 12 team league (2nd to last in HR, Last in RBI) Have the following CIs:

    1B Votto
    3b Middlebrooks
    CI C. Davis
    Bench: C. Pena, Youk
    DL: Howard

    Available CI as FAs – Inge, Belt, Frazier, Herrera, Wigginton, Colvin, Helton, G Jones

    I’ve been hoping Youk would pull up and get traded, so Middlebrooks gets steady time. Sit tight or make a move?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @thegreater, I could see losing him, not sure why you need another CI… Belt…

      • thegreater says:
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        I guess I said CI b/c thats the best players available. other options are Ludwick, Moss, Blanco, Maxwell, and Herrera. Didn’t think any were worth mentioning…but I’m usually wrong

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @thegreater, I hear ya, I’d go with Belt…

  59. Mrhappytime says:
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    Everth Cabrera or Espinosa at my 2B/SS position? I need speed and rbi’s..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mrhappytime, EverCab

  60. knighttown says:
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    A pile of borderline starts again this week:

    -Johnson and Anibal in Tampa
    -Zimmerman at home to Yankees
    -Scherzer at home to the Rockies

    Ugh…I’m an NL guy. Leaning towards sitting them all or maybe Johnson only.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @knighttown, I’d sit Scherzer… That’s it…

  61. knighttown says:
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    Add Latos in Cleveland to the above post. ANother yuck.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @knighttown, Yeah, I’d sit Latos…

  62. FireSveum says:
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    Trade Sale / Rafael Soriano for Giancarlo and Samardzija?

    ROS, Pence or Giancarlo …. last in R, OPS, and K (for hitters)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Stanton…

      • FireSveum says:
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        @Grey, In both cases, as in, you like the Stanton trade?

        Is it better than the trade I asked about above where I get Pence but only give up Sale (instead of Sale / Soriano for Giancarlo)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @FireSveum, I like your username… I don’t know what trade is above… I like Sale/Soriano for Stanton and Samardzija…

          • FireSveum says:
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            @Grey, Thanks, I like the name too! Changed it from ManuteBOLogna above.

            Referencing the trade I asked about earlier, which is better (assuming I can even get either guy to bite)

            Sale / Soriano for Stanton Samardzija

            or

            Sale for Pence

            If guy balks at the first one, do you up the offer to Kimbrel instead of Soriano? (I also have Chapman but I have a man-crush on him)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sale / Soriano for Stanton Samardzija… I’d offer Kimbrel if he balks…

  63. Slam says:
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    Give Stubbs to get chrispy young?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Slam, Eh

  64. Steve says:
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    WTF happened to Hutchison?

    Jesus, can’t catch a single break this week. Not one.

    • VinWins

      VinWins says:
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      @Steve, What about the Jays? 3 pitchers leave early with an injury in a week.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @VinWins, Wow, he’d get injured too?

        • VinWins

          VinWins says:
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          @Grey, Yep. No idea what the problem was. 9 pitches.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Damn, Jays pitchers falling like something that falls easily…

            • VinWins

              VinWins says:
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              @Grey, Ha. It’s now something falling like Jays pitchers.

              • VinWins

                VinWins says:
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                @VinWins, So far they are just saying right elbow soreness.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  @VinWins, Yeah, that’s not good if it bothered him after 9 pitches…

  65. Chillmodious says:
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    When Bauer gets the call, assuming he’s available, are you dropping McCarthy or Cahill for him (or hold)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chillmodious, McCarthy

  66. Chillmodious says:
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    Also, BRUUUUUCE!

    Come on, hot streak …[rolls dice]… daddy needs a new pair of shoes!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chillmodious, Come on, Daddy needs a new wardrobe!

  67. Melvin Emanuel says:
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    @Grey

    Streamer for tomorrow …

    Millwood v. SF
    Niese v. CIN
    Ohlendorf @ OAK
    Chen @ STL
    Kelly v. KC
    Saunders @ LAA

    Thanks, muchacho

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Melvin Emanuel, Niese

  68. Ronkonkoma says:
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    Stephen drew or cozart for my SS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cozart

  69. Steve says:
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    If you’ve got longo coming back, do you do bum and a-ram for prince?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, makes sense…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, And would Rollins be a fair return for Peav? Or perhaps Craig?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Rollins… Even Craig, but Rollins first…

  70. Wilsonian says:
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    Hey Grey, did I ever tell you how much I really like Phillips? In case I haven’t, I’m telling you now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, Ha… You and Phillips did an about face forward march…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, Yeah…don’t count on this love affair to last. He’s still on thin ice. But for this week, we’re cool.

  71. chata says:
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    hamilton owners …. no tv for you .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, Ha… Yup… Brandon Moss owners are still doing well though… Oh, there are none…

  72. Jon says:
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    H2H keeper league. In the next week or so I need to lose 3 from this group:

    Reynolds, Chris Davis, Zimmerman, Kendrick, Espinosa, EverCab, Rollins, Saunders, Fowler, LoMo, Belt

    Who do I look to deal and/or who can I cut loose? Right now I don’t think any of those guys are keepers for me (maybe Davis, Belt) but who knows.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      EverCab, Fowler, then… Dah, Kendrick or Lomo, depending on where you need depth…

  73. Tony says:
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    grey- I’ve tried moving Lynn, not happening, i guess i’ll have to ride this one out til it explodes….

    RCL Q: I’m currently in 6th, the pitchings been shitty, to say the least, what do you think about Pablo Sandoval for Lester?

    Do you have any faith left in Lester? I know he usually turns it on 2nd half, i’ve been rocking chris davis at 3B most of the yr anyways and have been fine without pab….?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Lester there… I do have faith in Lester…

      • Tony says:
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        @Grey, cool my offense is averaging a 9 across the board, and my pitching, eh it needs help… thanks man.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem…

  74. JG_ism says:
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    Been using Milone as a steady home only starter and hes been rewarding me constatntly. When Hultzen gets close….who goes? Milone or Hammel?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hammel

      • JG_ism says:
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        @Grey, Thanks sir…
        Just got lucky, grabbed a belt on the wire…
        Looking forward to laughing at enemies lack of patience.

  75. Eddy says:
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    Plouffe.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Cool, will read when I get home…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not again… Come on!

      • Eddy says:
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        @Grey, It’s surreal. It’s like I’m so in awe that I’m not even sure if I really own him or not.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wish I did… Plouffing ain’t easy but he’s making it seem so…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, It’s not just again. It’s again and again. Dos mas, bartender!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Plouffe goes the dynamite!

  76. Hoog says:
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    In a 12 team h2h keeper league. If tag length didn’t wasn’t an issue who would you rather have? Would being able to keep jennings for 6 years and Bruce for 3 change your opinion?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I need the whole question cause I’m on my phone…

      • Jr says:
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        @Grey, What do you mean whole question? Did part of it get cut off?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          The whole string… Paste it in…

          • Jr says:
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            @Grey, I’m in a 12 team h2h league that counts r, hr, RBI, bb, avg, slg, nsb, QS, K’s, bb’s holds, era whip and nsv. Who would you prefer ROS? Is that any different from long term? I would be able to keep Jennings for up to 6 and Bruce for 3.

            • Jr says:
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              @Jr, Sorry for the confusion. I did this on my phone.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Yeah, I’m on my phone too and I see is Jennings or Bruce and I’d take Jennings for 6 years over Bruce for three but I feel like there’s more to the question…

                • Jr says:
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                  @Grey, Thanks! No, that’s about it. If the tags didnt matter who would you prefer?

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Bruce

  77. Steve says:
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    Wow. Not even I can cool off The Plouffe.

  78. Wilsonian says:
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    I sure can heat up a Zobrist by dropping him…

  79. Melvin Emanuel says:
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    @Grey

    Niese v. Millwood tomorrow

    CIN is the best team sabermetrically versus LHP ranking 1st or 2nd in WOBA, wRc+, and WRAA. Niese has traditional splits with rhb slugging over .400 against him and CIN slugs .481 v. Lhp. Is metco enough to offset this pattern.

    Meanwhile Millwood faces the offensively challenged Giants haven given up 1 run or less in 5 of last 6 starts against the likes of Texas (twice), Yankees, Colorado and dodgers. Only hiccup was 4 earned runs v. white sox.

    Is there something I’m missing or under further review does millwood seem like the better pick up for a spot start?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fair enough… Go with Millwood…

  80. Wilsonian says:
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    Jennings and I are making up, too. Good to see he finally showed up.

  81. Eddy says:
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    Plouffe does it again. Wow, I know I’m jumping the gun by a mile here, but I’m getting flashes of Bautista 2010. It’s insane.

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Eddy, This is absolutely insane. I’m pissed I missed out on him in one league. Thanking god I snagged him for my Tulo replacement in another. There’s no way he’ll keep this up. But he could hit 30 if he even remotely follows through with this.

  82. 3FingersBrown says:
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    @Grey, What’s good hombre? Yahoo Keeper league 6×6 with OBP – Ackley’s been relegated to the bench behind Altuve and AsCab (MI). I’ve also got Craig as another possible 2B so Ack is expendable.

    Dump him for Simmons, EverCab, Colvin, Tyler Moore (who?!)

    Could use speed… or the opposite of Ackley, which would be anything.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chillin! How’s things with you? EverCab…

      • 3FingersBrown says:
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        @Grey, Excellent! Busy producing spots and fishing when I have any free time.

        Teams are doing well after a slow start – although I had 1$ Plouffe and dumped him in April when he wasn’t playing. Good waiver pickups otherwise.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice! Where do you fish? The Hudson?

  83. Steve says:
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    Joe Kelly worth a shot against the Royals tomorrow?

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, Not much else there…

      Humber, Friedrich, Ross, Dorf, Harrell, Hendriks…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      How about Grimm?

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, ?

        And Moss, again.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wow, Moss and Plouffe would’ve won someone a TV…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, That’s a surprisingly entertaining tv show.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Wilsonian, Yeah, never saw it…

  84. herschel says:
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    @Grey: any thoughts on martin getting the call in texas? assuming this wont be a long term thing? worth a grab?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure where he plays once Hamilton returns…

  85. Steve says:
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    Jesus, Valverde. That’s horrible.

    • chata says:
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      @Steve,

      looks like an old-time cigarette , out there on the mound .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh, don’t say that…

  86. ehhh... says:
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    offered chris davis for lynn… enough? fair? do it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want a bit more at this point…

  87. chata says:
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    wild finish in stl loo

    • chata says:
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      3 bad throws by the royals
      and they still throw tyler greene out at the plate
      for the 3rd out .

  88. Steve says:
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    This really pisses me off. My CarGo homers to bring it back to 8-6 in homers for the week (my fifth for the day). Then his Cuddyer homers in the very next at-bat. FFS.

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, Fourth actually. But the point still stands.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dah…

  89. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    Gregor’s the first? I could have sworn Vladimir Guerrero split time between the Halos and the Latvian national ice hockey team… and then taught his wild ass slap shot and flailing hip check to a young Alexei Ramirez.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… You’re totally right, blanked on that…

  90. Steve says:
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    Grey – thoughts on Kelly as per comment 85?

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, Or would you prefer one of the other guys in my comment below?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yeah, give Kelly a shot if you’re desperate… Rest of those guys are really poor…

  91. Yer Yang says:
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    I was able to swap Lynn for Trumbo the first time he was a sell. However, my pitching isn’t great and now I’m looking to find some streaming help. Would you drop Scherzer or Norris to stream a Millwood or Niese tomorrow or E.Jackson, Colon, C.Young, blah, blah on Sunday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scherzer for Edwin…

      • Yer Yang says:
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        @Grey, Would it be crazy to drop Norris as well to pickup Bauer

        • Yer Yang says:
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          @Yer Yang, Can also add A.Cobb to the streaming list

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah, wouldn’t be crazy…

  92. Jon says:
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    Are you starting all of these guys tomorrow and Sunday? Anybody I should sit?

    Lester @ CHC
    Pettitte @ WAS
    Anibal @ TB
    Zimmermann vs NYY
    Capuano vs CHW

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start them all…

  93. Alyssa Milano's Boyfriend says:
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    still thinking rosario will be more valuable than perez? playing time wont hurt rosario?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s a coin flip… Switch em up if you wanna gamble…

  94. Deadwoods says:
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    Since Butler will see fewer at bats (ESPN) dump him for Chris Davis, Allen Craig, Hart, Kendricks? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t do that move…

  95. letsgobravos says:
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    Grey, are we sitting Anna Bell tomorrow @TB? I’m in a close matchup on ERA and WHIP and I have Ks in the bag, so I’m leaning towards it.

    I’m starting Pettite and Zimmerman against one another tomorrow and I assume you don’t see a problem with either side of that, correct?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, those moves make sense…

    • chata says:
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      @letsgobravos,

      how is starting both pettite and zimmerman going to help your
      whip and era ?

      • letsgobravos says:
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        @chata, Because they have both been pitching well and the game is in nationals park and not the bronx? FWIW, I got very solid numbers from them. Combined 13 IP, 12 ks, 2.77 ERA, 1.23 WHIP. I needed some K’s today to put my opponent away for the week so I couldn’t really sit all my pitchers today (i only had 3 going) and expect to hang on in Ks. He has a couple of meh starters going later today so I’m hoping at least one gets bombed and I’ll take the lead on ERA and WHIP.

        • chata says:
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          @letsgobravos,

          hope it works out .

  96. Deadwoods says:
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    Jays lost their third starter in a week, Hutchinson. Played some ball in elementary school. I work across the street from where they play, so I think I’ll try out on Monday…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d pick you up in my league too…

  97. ehhh... says:
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    drop any of these for hultzen?
    bedard
    kuroda
    pettite
    lincecum

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beaded

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dah… Autocorrect Bedard…

  98. Howard says:
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    Am taking part in a 1981 Expos reunion tomorrow with Andre Dawson, Tim Raines, Ellis Valentine, Warren Cromartie (organizer), Larry Parrish, Bill Lee, Bill Gullickson, Rodney Scott, Rowland Office, Stan Bahnsen and many more to raise money for a good cause and promote baseball awareness in Montreal in the ultimate goal of bringing back professional baseball to the city. Should be fun!

    http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r266/howtathor/542567_103496136449099_2064547277_n.jpg

  99. B.o.B says:
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    Marmol worth adding now that he’s back in or just not worth the headache?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Just more of a headache unless you really need the saves… SAGNOF is SAGNOF though…

  100. LowKeyGenius says:
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    Cozart or Rickie Weeks? Who is the better play from this point on?

  101. Sam says:
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    I’m looking to pick up Ryan Cook… Need to drop 1 of these 4: Stubbs, Frenchy, Fowler, or Saunders. Who is the odd man out?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sam, Fowler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @B.o.B, I’d wait in a ten team league…

  102. Grey's da man! says:
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    has your ranking changed at all..ROS does it still go- Cano, Kinsler, Pedroia, Uggla – with uggla a new tier?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, Yeah, it’s still that…

  103. TheNewGuy says:
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    Please rank these lesser end starters for me sir:

    Kuroda, Cahill, Pettite.

    Gracias.

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Or even U’s (Hughes)…forgot he was still out there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Cahill, Petitte, Kuroda

  104. Grey's da man! says:
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    starting J Zimm at home vs Yankees?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, I would

  105. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    Grey : Looks like Ruiz has been hit by the Oblique bug and might DL. Who would you pickup to fill in.

    A.J. Ellis
    Jarrod Saltalamacchia
    Wilin Rosario
    J.P. Arencibia
    Russell Martin
    Rod Barajas
    Salvador Perez

    • Bean says:
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      @2 Cups 1 Braun, Saying it is a cramp rather than a strain…..I would hold until you know more. Wonder if Gaby is suffering from the same cramps?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @2 Cups 1 Braun, JP

  106. Bosmosis says:
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    Start Belt over Billy Moobs at 1B in a weekly H2H league? (Concerned about Butler’s ABs during interleague play (3 games at Houston))

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bosmosis, Sure

  107. Bernie Brewer says:
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    Start JZimm against the Yanks today??

    • Bernie Brewer says:
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      @Bernie Brewer, Way to look at comment #108…idiot…sorry!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bernie Brewer, No problem…

  108. Knighttown says:
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    My Lawrie for his CJ Wilson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Knighttown, It’s fair, depends on needs…

  109. Grey's da man! says:
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    If positions didnt matter, please rank Pablo, B Lawrie, and Pence ROS thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, Pence, Lawrie

  110. Bean says:
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    Are you starting Lincecum today @ SEA?

    This guy is exhausting to own this year.

    • Awesomus Maximus

      Awesomus Maximus says:
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      @Bean, I can’t imagine owning him this year. I think I’d have dropped him by now just to be relieved of the agita. However, if you’re not going to start him @Seattle, when are you going to start him?

      • Bean says:
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        @Awesomus Maximus, Maybe vs. a high school team fresh off of grad night?

        • Awesomus Maximus

          Awesomus Maximus says:
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          @Bean, Maybe… I don’t think I’d start Kennedy in that matchup, though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bean, I’d start him and if he can’t hang there, I’d bench him until he threw two good starts or drop him…

  111. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    My blood pressure has dropped significantly since catching Trout (as a FA), but now that I’m comparing him to Andrus (whom I paid $21 at auction for), I’m All Shook Up:

    35/6/26/16/.333/.922 OPS
    40/1/27/11/.299/.785 OPS

    That’s in 77 fewer PA, too! Maybe Trout has been swimming upstream and is due for a rest, and maybe Elvis can Patch It Up, but we’re Playing For Keeps in this league. If the game warden forced me to release one of them, it wouldn’t be a Happy Ending for the Memphis Flash.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Awesomus Maximus, You ain’t nothing but a hound dog…Fishing all the time…

      • Awesomus Maximus

        Awesomus Maximus says:
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        @Grey, Check your email, you big hunk o’ love.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Awesomus Maximus, I don’t see anything…

          • Awesomus Maximus

            Awesomus Maximus says:
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            @Grey, Still nothing? I sent you four Glossary pronunciations.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hmm… On my phone… Maybe the file’s too big for a phone… I’ll be home fifteen minutes, will let you know then…

  112. Grey's da man! says:
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    Please rank: Lester, D Hudson, Wainwright, Anibal, J Zimm ROS (looking at trade options).

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, Lester, Zimmermann, Anibal, Wainwright

  113. paulzone says:
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    revere, podsednik, rajai or pierre for sb, avg, obp? Need all three cats…

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @paulzone, Revere

  114. Ron Swanson's 'Stache says:
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    With Desmond nursing an oblique that will undoubtedly lead to an eventual DL stint, go with EvCab, Simmons, or Cozart?

    • Grey

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

  115. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    Jesus… Flores just broke his bat clean in half and still hit it 377ft. to the base of the wall in left center.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Awesomus Maximus, Nice

  116. Wilsonian says:
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    Flores or Salvy over Doumit? Doumit ain’t doing shizz these days. Flores looks like Ramos, Jr.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, Salvy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Actually go Flores…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, yeah, just saw that Salvy is out for a little while longer. Thanks for the followup!

  117. Herschel says:
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    Tulo being examined for sports hernia injury…..ew.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Herschel, Still? Jesus how large is this guy’s nuts?

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, haha, he isn’t getting examined until Monday. Guess some specialist in nut injuries is checking out his two MRIs. MRI does not equal nut, apparently.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s nuts!

      • Herschel says:
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        @Grey, Sports hernia (as opposed to shipping department hernia?) would be another 4-6 weeks min. Let’s go Plouffe!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn, for real?

          • Herschel says:
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            @Grey, Updating a previous item, Troy Tulowitzki will travel to Philadelphia on Monday to be examined for a possible sports hernia. It was originally reported that Tulowitzki re-aggravated his left groin strain, but this has the potential to be a more serious injury. If a sports hernia is confirmed and surgery is required, the Denver Post’s Patrick Saunders estimates that Tulowitzki would need 4-6 weeks before being cleared for baseball-related activities.
            Source: Denver Post Jun 16 – 10:17 AM

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That would really be crappy…

  118. TheNewGuy says:
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    Flores or godDoumit

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Flores

  119. Wilsonian says:
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    Aramis over Belt?

    I’m sure the answer is yes. But I’m completely incapable of making my own decisions.

    On that note, who are you playing at utility: Goldy, C.Davis, Krispie, or drop one for Reynolds?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Aramis… I’d go with Davis at UTIL for now…

  120. knighttown says:
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    Hosmer/Scherzer vs. CJ Wilson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wilson…

  121. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    Aramis warming up with the weather. I told you he was a good buy low.

    Pettite’s treatment of Harper today is bordering on child abuse. Haven’t seen much of this kid yet, but old man Andy is making him look silly. Wonder how Sportscenter will spin it so that it’s something brilliant by Big Baby Jesus.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Okay, this is weird… Home now and still not seeing the email… Try me again at razzball at gmail dot com…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Let me ask you something too… Does the site seem any slower than usual?

      • Awesomus Maximus

        Awesomus Maximus says:
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        @Grey, Okay, sent it to the Gmail address. And yeah, the site has been loading slowly all day.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Got the email… Thanks… Argh!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, and yay Aramis… Bout time!

  122. Grey's da man! says:
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    Which side: Pedroia and A-rod for Uggla, Moose and Axford?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A-Rod

  123. vinko says:
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    Which one of these closers is the first to lose his job –
    Aceves, Janssen, or Clippard?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Clippard

  124. Wilsonian says:
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    And Asdrubal or Desmond or Lowrie for Tulo replacement? Asdrubal seems the likely choice, but the others are definitely out performing him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Asdrubal…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, Right on cue, Ass-Dribble…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          There ya go!

  125. L-Boogie says:
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    Lincecum or Garza RoS? 12 team, 5×5

    I smell a follow-up question coming…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Garza

  126. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    Can’t believe I’m crossing streams tomorrow at The House That Harper Filled. Yeah, I’m desperate for Ws.

    • Awesomus Maximus

      Awesomus Maximus says:
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      @Awesomus Maximus, Oh, and I already did it, but I’m curious what y’all think of trading Beachy for Halladay.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Sounds like it could work out, degree of risk obvious involved…

        • Awesomus Maximus

          Awesomus Maximus says:
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          @Grey, Between Halladay and Utley, I’m kinda’ banking on a strong second half. I’ve been sharing first place with one other guy for most of the season anyway, so I figure this move won’t kill me, but it could pay out huge.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You gotta do what you gotta do… I like that name for Nats Stadium…

      • Awesomus Maximus

        Awesomus Maximus says:
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        @Grey, It’s all yours! Though, if he keeps doing what he did today, not sure it will be fitting for very long. Speaking of… is “Platinum Sombrero” really the best term we’ve come up with as a baseball culture for 5 Ks in one game? That’s pretty effin’ lame.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Awesomus Maximus, Yeah, but isn’t all baseball lingo kinda lame… A grand salami? Bleh…

  127. mhfella says:
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    Could Lee get his first win with a 5-2 lead in the 8th? Uh, nope. Was sorta counting on some steals from Kemp and some wins from Lee. Ha, the best laid plans….

    • Awesomus Maximus

      Awesomus Maximus says:
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      @mhfella, Imagine you went mega-heavy on SP and bought Halladay, Lee, Lincecum, and Kennedy. Oofa…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn it…

  128. Ronkonkoma says:
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    Bruce Chen, you bastard.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You got one person to blame if you own Bruce Chen…

      • Ronkonkoma says:
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        @Grey, it was a stream haha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

  129. knighttown says:
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    Pretty close on a CJ Wilson for Hosmer/Scherzer deal where I get CJ. Flirting with a Lawrie/Scherzer deal for Cain. Could also maybe do Hosmer/Max for F-Her.

    Please rank these deals.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @knighttown, I’d take the Wilson deal over the Lawrie/Cain… F-Her deal’s about the same as Wilson…

  130. chata says:
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    just got the last place team to accept this deal , in a limited (9 player)
    keeper league :
    my lawrie and bruce for his prince fielder .

    my justification for this apparent over-pay can be found here :
    http://razzball.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=27202

    i say … “yay , for me !”
    but , time will tell .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, Yeah, not crazy about it…

      • chata says:
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        @Grey,

        yeah .
        you didn’t like my votto and uggla for car-go deal , either .
        but , i couldn’t keep everybody .

        • chata says:
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          essentially , i’m committed to keeping 6 hitters and 3 pitchers .
          you might prefer a 7-2 split , but that wasn’t cutting it in this league .

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yeah, but you’re giving away good keepers and making your opponents stronger…

            • chata says:
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              @Grey,

              agreed .
              but if it must be done , you must choose which team to strengthen , very selectively .
              this was the perfect set-up for me .
              my trading partner is currently in last place , with 37.5 points ,
              and he had the player that i wanted and needed .

              i should throw one or both of these players back into the pool ,
              and still have no 1st baseman ?

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                No, but you don’t have to overpay either…

  131. chata says:
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    dang .
    started hosmer at CI , today , instead of moustakas .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, Why?

      • chata says:
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        @Grey,

        a) dumb
        b) hosmer homered 2 days ago
        c)
        d) all of the above

        • VinWins

          VinWins says:
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          @chata, Last 30 days:

          Hosmer: .299/14 RBI (87 AB)

          Moose: .215/13 RBI (93 AB)

          • chata says:
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            @VinWins,

            hey Vin :
            do you ever bet against the trend ?
            for instance , say you have a player that’s getting regular playing time (moustakas , for example) , and you see he’s gone one for his last 15 .
            are you more apt to start him over another player , figuring ‘he just isn’t this bad , and is due’ , or ,
            do you sit him until after he proves that he’s out of his slump ?

            for another example , check out Grey’s approach , as indicated in his response to #114 (above) .

            • VinWins

              VinWins says:
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              @chata, Unless I drafted a player in the first 8 or 9 rounds, I’ll bench slumping players if I have another option. And, I miss some great games as a result.

              I’m having very little success this year, so my strategy should probably be ignored. Plus, I got fed up with Moustakas and just dumped him.

              • chata says:
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                @VinWins,

                yeah .
                i’m riding him out .
                got him across 2 keeper teams and a dynasty .
                grew tired of playing without a reliable 3rd baseman .
                just dealt lawrie away , in one league , so hopefully i’ve
                chosen the right horse .

  132. Boomer19 says:
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    Is it time to give up on Chisenhall yet? 14 team mixed league and he is only using up a bench spot but c’mon already…put up some numbers! I think Frazier is available. Better option ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, go with Frazier…

  133. Eddy says:
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    Beachy left the game with what is being reported as a right elbow injury.

    • chata says:
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      @Eddy,
      ugh .
      say it ain’t so .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Well, there were signs of concern… Sucks for his owners… Like Rudy…

      • Eddy says:
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        @Grey, Schadenfreude.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Eddy, Yup

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
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        @Grey, You seem really broken up about that.

        I sent you an email about a schedule conflict. Did you get it?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @VinWins, Dah… My email… Ugh… Okay, send the email to razzball @ gmail dot com just this once but I’m looking into why I’m not getting emails…

      • Awesomus Maximus

        Awesomus Maximus says:
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        @Grey, Or someone who just got him in a trade and gave up… say… Halladay.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Awesomus Maximus, Yeah… Oopsie…

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @Eddy, Right elbow soreness.

      Sucks for his owners…not me though!

  134. TheNewGuy says:
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    Finally Lester….FINALLY

    I dont care if its the shitty Cubs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Exactly…

  135. letsgobravos says:
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    Beachy was pulled with an elbow injury. Had been dealing with soreness since his last start. Sounds like the DL is inevitable…which brings me to my question.

    Is it time to part ways with our beloved Krispie? Only 3 multi hit games and 3 RBIs since returning from the DL over a month ago. I need a roster spot for Medlen who will now have a rotation spot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @letsgobravos, I wouldn’t drop Krispie…

      • letsgobravos says:
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        @Grey, Hmm…Krispie is the only dropable hitter on either team.

        On team A, I have 7 starters and 4 closers. Would you drop any of these guys for Medlen? Parker, Scherzer, Norris.

        Team B, I have 7 starters, 5 closers. Would you drop either Pettitte or Cahill?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Scherzer… Hold…

  136. AnotherFalstaff says:
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    @Grey – Who’s the Bravos SP replacement for Beachy? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AnotherFalstaff, Medlen

      • @Grey, I ran to pick him up since he is replacing Beachy on my team -

  137. Wilsonian says:
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    Who you dropping for Medlen? Worley, JD, Viciedo, or Oswalt?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Worley

  138. L-Boogie says:
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    I’m trying to trade Lynn and a batter for Reyes. I tried throwing in Ayabr but he wouldn’t bite. I need (and need to hang onto) runs and average most of all. Can you please rank the following players according to who I should OFFER UP?

    Aoki
    Rasmus
    Fowler

    Thanks dude.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aoki, Fowler, Rasmus

  139. Edwin Encarnacion for Trevor Bauer in dynasty league – not sure what you expect from either player going on -

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Bauer in a dynasty league for the future… Edwin for this year…

  140. Herschel says:
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    @grey, for next week in weekly roto league for k’s and era help, which start do you like better?

    Dempster @ cws
    marcum Vs tor
    Burnett vs det

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dempster…

  141. Wilsonian says:
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    Rios, C.Davis, or Reynolds for utility right now?

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Wilsonian, better question…

      Rios, C.Davis, Reynolds, Goldy. Rank em for utility, right now. Hopefully I shouldn’t have to care too long once I get Longo back…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        You ranked them…

        • Wilsonian says:
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          @Grey, Thanks man. As always, appreciate the late Saturday night help.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            No problem……

  142. chata says:
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    wow .
    after ervin’s last 2 starts , who would have expected that all of the hits would be “on the other side” , after 6 ?

    did anybody start him , tonight ??

  143. nightpandas says:
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    Drop any of these guys for Medlen? Nolasco, Bailey or JD Mart?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bailey

  144. Grey's da man! says:
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    Oswalt or Medlen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oswalt

  145. Grey's da man! says:
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    Going into the last day, losing wins by 3, tied in losses, winning ERA 2.2 to 2.6, losing K’s by 15 and losing whip by .15

    I have wainwright home vs KC and he has option of starting 4 SP’s..I also have 3 closers (soriano, street, casilla).

    Do I sit all my pitchers to avoid a loss and hope he starts everyone and gets a loss? Leave my closers in for whip help?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, Would’ve sat everyone…

  146. Prezii says:
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    Whats up with norris? I see hes not starting tomorrow. Skipped or pushed back or what?

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Prezii, Saying it’s his knee he tweaked in his start earlier in the week. I think he’s just pushed back for now, but that could change.

    • Eddy says:
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      @Prezii, They were going to push his start back, I believe.

    • Prezii says:
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      @eddy, @wilsonian, DL bound.. had a feeling!!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Prezii, Damn

  147. Mike says:
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    Which side: Hosmer/Bumgarner OR Morse/Darvish? Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike, It’s fair… Bum…

  148. chata says:
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    If your father encouraged you to play Little League , today would
    be a good day to call and thank him .

    If your father has passed , take a moment and remember him .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, That’s sweet…

  149. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    Site seems to be loading at normal speed today. Thought you’d like to know.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Awesomus Maximus, Thanks for heads up!

  150. Turk Wendell says:
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    Looks like my Great Scott (noted birther!?) experiment is over as he is on the Disgraceful List

    Belt, Reynolds or Moss to replace at UTIL? 12tm mixed H2H

    Need some pop.

    Which reminds me…

    Happy Fathers Day to all the Razzball Dads out there!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Turk Wendell, Reynolds…

  151. Eddy says:
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    Grey,

    Going to stream someone for tomorrow:

    Jerome Williams v. SF (good numbers at home, 5 ER last two starts)
    Jonathan Sanchez @HOU (great numbers v Houston, coming off DL)

    • Eddy says:
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      @Eddy, Also, in a H2H OBP league, which side of this trade do you prefer:

      Shane Victorino and Adam Jones or Ryan Braun?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eddy, Williams… Braun

  152. L-Boogie says:
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    For Father’s Day I got breakfast in bed, tickets to a Yankee game, and Jose Reyes for Lynn and Aoki. FINALLY found a taker. Hasta la vista, Erick Aybar.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @L-Boogie, Ha… Nice… Happy Father’s Day!

  153. Steven says:
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    Grey-

    Someone in my league wants Gio badly. I’ve been hurting at 3b all season and he has David Freese. Would I lose out too much on even swap or should I for one of his starting pitchers as well? Capuano,Hughes,Pettite,Lynn,Buehrle,Shields,Buccholtz.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steven, I’d take Wright straight up…

      • Steven says:
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        @Grey, It was for Freese not wright

        • Jr says:
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          @Steven, That means he wouldn’t do it. You can get better than freese…

  154. elwood blues says:
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    NL Only Keeper League 4×4.. a guy in contention is worried about Freeman’s injury ($5) and is asking about Goldie ($22)
    See any reason why I shouldn’t do this, if it’s a straight up deal?
    I’m playing for next year already.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @elwood blues, I’d take Freeman…

  155. ThE sHiT says:
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    @Grey: Medlen, Cahill, Burnett, or Niese?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ThE sHiT, Burnett

  156. Grey

    Grey says:
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    Happy Father’s Day, Everyone!

  157. chata says:
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    warning !

    oliver perez sighting .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, Wow! Really? Where?

      • chata says:
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        @Grey,

        mariners’ bullpen , for now .

    • chata says:
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      interpret ^that^ akin to the lifeguard telling you that
      jellyfish are coming in with the tide .

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @chata, Ha!

  158. Howard says:
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    @Grey Only have one DL spot. Who would be more worthy, Beckett or Beachy? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Howard, Beachy

  159. chata says:
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    @ Grey :

    sent you an e-mail .
    it’s a 20 second read/listen .

    makes me smile .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, It’s really sweet, O. You’re like the father of Razzball!

  160. Dexter says:
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    Would you drop Gavin Floyd for Medlen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dexter, I would

  161. Steven says:
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    Grey-
    In my post #157 it was Freese not wright.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steven, Ah… My bad… I wouldn’t trade Gio for Freese…

  162. chata says:
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    alvarez having a big day in cleveland

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @chata, Big two days. He’s got 4 hrs since yesterday.

  163. letsgobravos says:
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    Question: Could Scherzer possibly be more schizophrenic?

    Answer: No, no he couldn’t.

    Fucker gets bombed on a regular basis, but then every couple of weeks he turns in a start like today. 8 IP, 0 ER, 12ks…@Coors Field. With his penchant for giving up homers, I would have set the over under for HRs allowed for him today at 5.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, totally…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, @letsgobravos, He was at home, no?

        Still glad I grabbed him off the wire, though…

        • letsgobravos says:
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          @Steve, Oh, my bad, you’re right. I didn’t really even look at him when I set my lineup since I’m out of it on K’s and trying to protect a close lead in ERA and WHIP.

          Just be ready for frustration. If the rest of your staff is solid, hopefully you can offset the 5 ERs that he gives up every 3rd start or so.

          • Steve says:
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            @letsgobravos, Oh don’t worry. I’ve owned him before and know exactly what he’s capable of.

            Had to take a chance on him though. You don’t find potential #2 starters on the wire very often.

            • letsgobravos says:
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              @Steve, I’ve given up on him being a #2 starter, although I definitely agree he could do it if he could ever harness his stuff and pitch consistently the way he is capable. I dropped him earlier this year and added him back after he appeared to be settling in as a 4ish ERA guy instead of the 6+ guy he was pitching like in April. I’m just hoping he continues to average 8+ Ks per start, if he does that I’ll rely on the rest of my staff for ratios.

  164. letsgobravos says:
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    Whew! Came into today leading by .12 on WHIP, but my opponent had Felix and Delgado going. Have been sweating the Mariners game for the last 30 minutes as Felix knocked .01-.02 off of my opponents WHIP every inning. If he pitched one more 0 BB or hit inning, he would have had me. Hung on to win 1.28-1.29. 11-3 victory for the week. Just what I needed after a couple of close matchups in a row the last 2 weeks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @letsgobravos, Very nice!

    • chata says:
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      @letsgobravos,

      nail-biter !

  165. Tony says:
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    grey- whats your thoughts on garrett richards? 8 innings, 5K’s and a win today vs ARI, 4 BB tho…. pretender or someone to watch? I grabbed him and since it was h2h didn’t need to use him today and now im debating on whether or not to drop him and fill my line up for mondays short slate…..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tony, I’d drop him… He gives too many walks to not give a stinker soon… Pretty risky…

  166. Steve says:
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    Really, REALLY need a clean inning here from The Bum.

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, Gah.

      • Steve says:
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        @Steve, No, Bum. Please, no.

        • Steve says:
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          @Steve, Jesus, Broxton. Not you too. Double play, please.

          • Steve says:
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            @Steve, Oh, you’re back out for another inning? Not sure I approve.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              @Steve, Would’ve really liked a Bum win there… And freakin’ Street keeps giving up runs every outing… Not sure if you have him though…

              • Steve says:
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                @Grey, I have Street in the 9-team keeper.

                Yeah, Bum win would have been nice. Unfortunately, his allowed walk and single in the 8th and Brox’s misstep in the 9th, may have cost me a tie in H2H this week – .08 behind on WHIP. (was losing 9-3 all week)

                And behind .007 on AVG, which is why A-Ram’s day stings a bit.

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                  @Steve, Bruce hitting .100 this week hasn’t helped either.

                  And it’s not like his home runs, RBIs and runs helped in any way either.

                  • TheNewGuy says:
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                    @Steve, Always fun reading your sunday H2H emotions Steve :)

                    • Steve says:
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                      @TheNewGuy, And I’m actually in a better mood today than I had been the rest of the week ;-)

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  @Steve, Ah… Gotcha on Street… Yeah, these piddling runs from closers are so annoying after your starter looks great for 8 innings…

  167. Steve says:
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    Good time to get a hit, Plouffe-ster.

  168. Steve says:
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    Bad day to go 1-7 there, A-Ram.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Yeah, but somehow he’s still been better than Zimmerman…

      • chata says:
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        @Grey,

        blame zimmerman’s season on me .
        never should have drafted him .
        and in front of beltre , no less .

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @chata, Damn you, O.

  169. chata says:
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    saw this kid , kontos , pitching for the giants the other night .
    has absolutely no fantasy relevance , but am really liking his stuff .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, Didn’t see him…

  170. Steve says:
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    Need Revere to come to the plate here – and make an out. And then for A-Ram to get a hit next time up…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, I’ll take that…

  171. Steve says:
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    Olney saying on Twitter that Dempster looks like he’s going to be traded in the next couple of weeks, with Dodgers or Red Sox the most likely destinations.

    Garza likely to be dealt at end of July. Please let it be to a cavernous ballpark somewhere…

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @Steve, The Dodgers would do quite nicely.

      Or even better the Tigers.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @TheNewGuy, @Steve, Yeah, Dodgers would be ideal… Otherwise, not a whole lot of pitchers park on the top of the standings right now…

        • chata says:
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          @Grey,

          tigers need a starter .
          the blue jays even more , if they decide to compete for the
          wild-card spot this year .
          but , i’m hearing the tigers .

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            @chata, Yeah, still not great pitchers stadiums…

            • chata says:
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              @Grey,

              sad but true .
              (they don’t care about us) .

            • TheNewGuy says:
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              @Grey, Tigers is good pitchers park no?

  172. letsgobravos says:
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    Grey…Hughes w/ 3 solid starts in a row and he’s piling up the K’s (33ks in his last 32 IP. A 3.58 ERA over that stretch which includes getting bombed for 7 runs against the Angels. Is he a pick up for a 7th pitcher at this point or still just a streamer in good matchups?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @letsgobravos, I’d pick him up as a 7th…

      • letsgobravos says:
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        @Grey, Would you take him over Medlen?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I would… Medlen’s back in the bullpen…

  173. Steve says:
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    Homer Bailey probably deserves to be a permanent part of a 12-team H2H rotation, doesn’t he?

    Streamed him the other day and then dropped him cos I needed another starter.

    (streamed Richards and Cecil today, BTW)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Those streamers work fine… Bailey probably should be owned, but I’m not going to be the one to do it… BTW, got the win in the Giants game anyway…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Nice on the Giants win.

        I know on Bailey, but I just traded The Peav away for Rollins, so I’m fossicking around the wire for other usable starters.

        Guessing you’d take Bailey over Masterson? And what about Norris? Is he worth stashing? Someone dropped him, though I don’t have a DL slot as of now…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Steve, fossicking — nice! I’d take Bailey over Masterson… I’d stash Norris, for sure… Not an arm injury…

  174. C.O.C. says:
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    Have to start one of these 2: Maybin or Chris Young (will his power ever return this season?)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, and I hope so on Krispie, but I’m starting to think it won’t due to his injury…

  175. C.O.C. says:
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    Also, I can sit Bret Lawrie, put Reynolds at 3rd and start Belt as my DH, but should I? Or just keep Belt on the bench and stay with Lawrie/Reynolds?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @C.O.C., I’d stay with Lawrie/Reynolds

  176. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    Only I can find a way to finish the day with 30.1 IP, 1.78 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, 4 QS, and only 1 W (Nova, Jax, Kennedy, F-Her). I need to trade some of these good pitchers for guys who get wins!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Awesomus Maximus, Wow, your Win Karma’s still in the toilet? Nova’s the king of Wins without QSs too… You’ve managed to flip him…

      • Awesomus Maximus

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        @Grey, Yeah… I had a Q & S joke about convenience and quality starts, but realized that it was (is?) only a New Jersey chain, so only you, Rudy, and I would get it.

        Now have 56 QS (3rd place) to go with 30 W (1 better than last place). It’s so nutty that it doesn’t even frustrate me anymore.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Awesomus Maximus, What, we’re not a big enough audience? That is bonkers… But as I said before at least they’re QSs…

        • chata says:
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          @Awesomus Maximus,

          is that a wawa joke ?

  177. Steven says:
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    Grey-
    Earlier you said you would trade Gio for Wright straight up. Would you also take any 3b in that top tier for him?
    For Example-Wright,Longoria,Beltre,Hanram….How about Arod or Trumbo added to that list. Who would be acceptable in return for Gio…I always find it difficult making an even trade hitter for pitcher.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steven, I would take any of those top 3rd basemen for him… Not A-Rod or Trumbo…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steven, And I’d be hesitant on Beltre…

      • Steven says:
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        @Grey,

        Do you think Pujols gets the 3 games for 3b eligibility???

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Steven, Probably not

  178. Eddy says:
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    So I won’t ever come and brag here about an accomplishment, but I think this warrants a comment.

    In my 12-team H2H I finished the week with a 0.80 ERA and a 0.77 WHIP. My staff gave up 5 ER in 56 IP.

    Feels good.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eddy, That’s real pretty…

    • Steve says:
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      @Eddy, We weren’t against each other this week, were we?

  179. Trevor

    tggq21 says:
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    Grey, Out of these two start picthers, who has the potential for the best outing(s)? also, Goldy or Middlebrooks for Back-up? I’m planning on dropping one of them.

    Arrieta, Correia, J. Williams, Wolf, Minor, Sanchez, Manship, Wang, Noesi?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @tggq21, Goldy… Williams… Arrieta… I wouldn’t go near Minor’s 2 starts…

  180. letsgobravos says:
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    Medlen’s first start will be @Fenway this Friday. That’s a rough place to join the rotation.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jurrjens is taking the start…

      • letsgobravos says:
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        @Grey, Shit, that’s a terrible move. Really wish Medlen could get another shot in the rotation.

  181. Ron Swanson's 'Stache says:
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    Oh Grey theMagnificent,

    ROS how would you rank:

    Cespedes, Joyce, and Swisher?

    Thanks as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cespedes, Swisher

  182. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    Oh yeah, almost forgot… how about “Run-On Racist” or “Stuttering Racist” instead of “Platinum Sombrero” for when guy gets 5 Ks in a game? Eh? Eh? Ehh…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, not sure that’s gonna fly with most MLB fans…

      • Awesomus Maximus

        Awesomus Maximus says:
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        @Grey, Maybe… “Clown Question” instead?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Isn’t that already passé?

          • Awesomus Maximus

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            @Grey, Sacrebleu! I’m sure it will win “Meme of the Year” at the next ESPYs.

  183. JeffFromTallahassee says:
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    Who do you like more as a DL stash: Crawford, Gardner, or Markakis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crawford

  184. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: should cargo miss any significant time, think Colvin will see regular starts?

    • Herschel says:
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      @Grey, or eyj for that matter?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Colvin looks like he’s on a five day a week schedule unless someone misses time which CarGo doesn’t seem like he is unless I missed a bit of news on him…

      • Herschel says:
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        @Grey, The Rockies announced that Carlos Gonzalez has a strained right knee. His ailment isn’t hamstring soreness, as had previously been reported. The prognosis doesn’t change much, however. After being scratched from Sunday’s lineup, CarGo is still considered day-to-day. An MRI on his knee Sunday came back negative. Jun 17 – 5:50 PM
        Source: Colorado Rockies on Twitter

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks for the heads up! Yeah, sounds like he will be day to day… Hopefully for his owners…

  185. Herschel says:
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    @Grey, Also, zambrano worth dropping for any of these guys?

    Milone, Arrieta, Eovaldi, Harang, Minor, Nolasco or Sanchez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Milone at home… Arrieta for this week..,

  186. Steve says:
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    Grey – what do you think of Leake @ CLE on Tuesday for H2H?

    Not much else available…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds okay if there’s no other options…

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