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Logan Morrison played at the same community college as Albert Pujols.  That’s two more MLB players than Middlesex County College or MC-squared as we called it.  Let’s look at what Stephen wrote about Morrison, “Blessed with a balanced, flat swing with plus-power, and the organization’s best plate-discipline…  The only thing more exciting than Morrison is pasting copies of Grey’s photo to a dartboard and piercing his eyeballs.”  Hmm… Hadn’t read that last part before.  A rookie with good plate discipline and power is really all you need to know when considering a guy for keepers.  Own and own now.  So is it time to get on board the LogaMotive in redraft leagues?  As a disgruntled horse would say, “What the hey?”  When met with choosing between upside and a random schmohawk outfielder behind door number three, you go with upside.  Just don’t crazy and drop anyone too valuable.  I imagine Morrison will lose some playing time to Bonifacio and might struggle in the beginning.  Conservatively, I’ve give him 8 homers and a decent average.  The upside is obviously there and if he hits out of the gate, his name value will provide more than his actual worth on the trade market.  A lot depends on if the Marlins take it fast or slow with LogaMo.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Jason Bay – Out with a mild concussion.  This would explain a lot if it happened in March and was just discovered.

Jonathon Niese – 6 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 1 K.  Wasn’t the prettiest start, but I’ve seen worse.  *cough* Wainwright *cough*  Still, Niese has only one bad start in his last 10.  Really no reason you shouldn’t own him.

Huston Street – Was hit by a line drive then fainted two or three times from the pain.  Obviously I don’t wish ill on anyone, except for maybe Jason Bay.  But how do you faint two or three times?  You put the back of your hand to your forehead and you faint.  Then you’re revived.  That’s it.  Let’s act it out.  “The pain is terrible.  I can’t take it, Jeeves.  I just can’t.”  You faint.  Jeeves pats your forehead with a cold rag while your suitor waves his top hat to give you air.  You waken.  “Are you all right?  You fainted.”  “Yes, Jeeves.  Thank you.  Perhaps you could fetch me a glass of bubbly water.”  See!  One faint!  Well, I grabbed Corpas wherever I had room.  If anyone can take a day-to-day and turn it into a 60-day DL stint, it’s Street.

Jorge de la Rosa – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks.  Now has back-to-back solid starts.  Yes, I’d prefer him over Volquez at this point.

Troy Tulowitzki – 0-for-4 as he returned to the lineup.  Hope his return this soon isn’t *pinkie to mouth* wristki.

Tyler Colvin – 2-for-4 with his 4th homer in the last week.  Get ‘em while the gettin’s good.  I before e, pick him up if you need outfield help.

Brett Myers – 9 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 12 Ks.  Pitched brilliantly vs the Cubs.  Brett Myers’ wife was just glad he didn’t win a slugfest because sometimes Brett brings work home with him.

Chris Johnson – 2-for-4.  I picked him up for Monday’s short schedule day, but I held onto him a little longer and dropped someone else.  Why?  Cause Johnson’s crazy hot right now.

Hong-Chih Kuo – 2 IP, 0 ER, 5 Ks.  His ERA is 0.79, his WHIP is 0.76 and lefties are 0-for-the-season off him.  How’s your Holds guy doing?

Gavin Floyd – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Hasn’t given up more than 2 runs in any game since June 2nd.  Yup.

Alexei Ramirez – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer.  He has 5 steals on the year and a .288 average.  Take this how you want, but his stats are exactly what they should be.

Kerry Wood – Will close again when activated.  The Indians should’ve added, “And we can’t wait for him to return, because we love love love having him as our closer.  But we’d be willing to listen to offers if someone really wanted to trade for him.”

Josh Tomlin – 7 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 2 Ks.  Josh Tomlin, who likes to talk about himself in the third person, said, “Josh Tomlin fears no man, woman or whatever A-Rod is.”  Tomlin, 25, had a solid record in Triple-A this year —  2.68 ERA, 80:33 K:BB in 107 1/3 innings.  Could be a decent AL-Only pickup since hitters won’t be familiar with him.  You’re crazy if you grab him in mixed leagues.  Cray.  Zee.

Stephen Strasburg – Was scratched from his start when he couldn’t get loose.  He has inflammation in his right shoulder.  Wouldn’t be surprised if the Nats are very cautious and rest him for a week or so.  When the crowd saw it was Batista and not Strasburg starting, it was almost a modern day, Disco Demolition Night.  Like showing up at the theater and hearing, “Due to an illness to Kevin Spacey, his understudy will be performing tonight — the dad from The Hogan Family.”

Scott Olsen – Will return from the DL this Thursday.  He’s worth a grab, if you’re hurting for a 5th fantasy starter, but I wouldn’t start him in his first game back.

Edinson Volquez – 3 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Yeah, that wasn’t much better than his last start.  Tommy John recipients tend to have command issues when they return and Volquez already had problems throwing a rock into the ocean without the assist from gravity.  I’d start looking elsewhere.

Scott Rolen – 4-for-4, 3 RBIs in his 2nd game back.  Or as I like to call it “two less days until his next injury.”  If you’re hurting at your corner infidel spot, I could see grabbing him while he’s ‘healthy.’

Jose Lopez – Tight hamstring forced him from the game.  He’s day-to-day, or Day II Day, if you’re into R&B.

B.J. Upton – Twisted ankle and left the game.  He’s day-to-day, which isn’t nearly as exciting as one day until Desmond Jennings’ day.

Justin Upton – Left with hip tightness.  The Uptons should have never vacationed to Hawaii and stole that tiki idol from Vincent Price.

Shane Victorino – Is it me or did the entire league get hurt yesterday?  His oblique injury looked like it could mean a DL stint.  He could barely throw the ball back in.  Victorino said he’s hoping to avoid the DL.  Oh, who cares what Victorino’s saying?  Here comes Domonic Brown!  Maybe.  But pick him up just in case.

Dan Haren – Hey, some good injury news!  Haren says he’ll be able to make his next start.

John Lackey – 7 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks vs. his former club, the Angels, as the Rally Monkey tipped his cap one last time.

J.J. Hardy – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and a homer.  I’ve quietly owned Hardy in one league for a week or two.  He’s hit in 8 of his last ten games and is capable of hitting 10 homers in the last two months.  It’s not much until you consider it’s at MI.

Danny Valencia – 4-for-4 on Monday, 4-for-5 yesterday…  14 for his last 19.  Yeah, I grabbed him in multiple leagues.  I think he flames out as quick as he’s heated up, but who knows?  Maybe he’ll Chris Shelton it for three weeks.  Oh, and if you’re wondering who I dropped.  Dexter Fowler, you’re dead to me until you start hitting again.  Get well soon!

Mike Gonzalez – 1 2/3, 0 ER.  Meanwhile, Alfredo got creamed.  You do the math!

Jose Bautista – 4-for-4, 5 RBIs and two homers to bring his total to 30.  Okay, I was way off with this guy, but I don’t think even Jose Bautista saw this year coming.  This is the craziest HR season since Brady Anderson suddenly hit 50 HRs.  Bautista hadn’t hit 30 homers in the past two years combined in 350 extra ABs.  It’s okay, it’ll make next year’s overrated post that much sweeter to write.

Cliff Lee – 9 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 13 Ks.  On the season, he has 114 Ks to 7 walks.  There’s gonna be some upset people on the internet when he loses the Cy Young because he doesn’t have enough wins.

Michael Wuertz – 1 IP, 2 ER and the first two run outing in over a month.  I haven’t had a year like this in a while.  I literally pick up a middle reliever to vulture saves and he invariably gives up runs.  It’s the Wuertz!

Tommy Hanson – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks.  Best looking start for Hanson in over a month.  Could be headed for a solid finish on a pretty lukewarm season.

Chris Coghlan – He tore his meniscus while throwing a pie in Wes Helms face.  This is the worst pie-related injury since Stan Gable’s heart was broken when he saw his Betty topless at the bottom of a Nerd-sold creme pie.  But pie-related injuries go back centuries.  The first known pie-related injury was when Euclid hurt his pelvis during a visual explanation of circumference.  Chris Coghlan’s offseason workout program will be him serving tables at Marie Callender’s.

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  1. joe from point pleasant says:
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    very good write-up. your best in a while.

    in a 12 team H2H points league i am looking for my OF3.

    Here are my options:
    Mike Stanton, Tyler Colvin, Drew Stubbs

    Who do you like best the rest of the way?
    (scoring is very fair and awards power, speed, and all other categories equally)

  2. DrEasy says:
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    It’s 4am and I’m laughing at my monitor. It’s all your fault, Grey!

  3. Bill says:
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    Always have Hong-Chih Kuo on all my teams.

    Who will win the CG battle, Halladay or Lee?

  4. Asdrubal Bastardo says:
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    I feel like a kid at the rookie store. Morrison, Brown, or Jennings in a re-draft league? Thanks.

  5. Aharon says:
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    @JoefromPP: Hey now, you trying to make the other posts (or was that write-ups?) feel bad? (btw Rite-Up was the deodorant-flavored supermarket-brand soft drink bane up my youth)

  6. Aharon says:
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    @JoefromPP: For what it’s worth (nothing), I’d probably take Colvin down the stretch. Stubbs can steal and go on crazy homer benders, but can also go 0-fer-the-love-of… and Stanton’s kinda raw.

  7. Daniel says:
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    My ‘best’ options to replace Vólquez:

    Jonathan Sánchez
    Hiroki Kuroda
    A.J. Burnett
    Jair Jurrjens
    Shaun Marcum
    Jorge De La Rosa
    Brett Myers
    Jonathon Niese

    Am I going to end up playing juggle the spot starter for the remainder of the season? Or does one of these names stand out to you?

  8. KCC26 says:
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    ok so this sounds like a no brainer, but hear me out:

    12 team mixed keeper league. we keep 3 players each year. Im currently sitting in first place, and was offered a trade by a team that has essentially been eliminated.

    I get:
    Pujols
    Cano
    Nolasco
    Marcum

    I give:
    Votto (who can be kept in the 3rd round next year)
    Latos (can be kept in the 14th round next year)
    Kelly Johnson (can be kept in the 17th round next year)

    do i take it and go for broke this year? or can i (cant believe im saying this) get more for these guys if i trade them in separate deals?

  9. Ron Washington's Stache says:
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    I need a bat…Torres or Ibanez?

  10. Mr2Bits says:
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    Grey : Would you drop Edison for one of the following as I need someone to mop up his mess and the FA market is THIN: Brian Duensing, Barry Enright or Scott Olsen?

  11. knighttown says:
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    My Haren for his Ichiro. I’m over in IP and way out in front in wins/k’s but at the bottom in runs. Good, bad, fair?

  12. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    @knighttown: if you want Rs go for someone else. ichiro is tied for 154th in Rs. seriously.

  13. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    @KCC26: can you keep any of the guys you are trading for? i would take it asap either way.

  14. KCC26 says:
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    yeah i can keep any of them, but those guys wouldnt come at any kind of discount. so id lose my 1st rounder to keep pujols, whereas id be able to keep votto sacrificing only a 3rd rounder.

  15. Black Beard says:
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    “The first known pie-related injury was when Euclid hurt his pelvis during a visual explanation of circumference.”

    Stands. Claps.

  16. Fletch says:
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    @Grey: Would you make this trade for either of these 4 pitchers… my Gallardo/J. Upton OR Gallardo/Vlad for either Wainwright OR J. Johnson OR Halladay OR Cliff Lee?

  17. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    @Fletch: i feel like upton or vlad is a pretty good hitter to give up for the potentially negligible difference between gallardo and the other 4 guys. outside of WHIP and proven late season innings eaters, those guys really don’t bring much more to the table than gallardo. just my opinion.

    i’d at least want some lower end piece coming back my way too. like one of the better sagnofs if you need steals or saves or something.

  18. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    @KCC26: i’d probably still do it. i mean, you aren’t gonna get a better 1st rounder than pooholes. and i wouldn’t keep kel-jo with a 17th rounder anyway. has he done anything since mid-may? latos would be nice with a 14th round keeper slot, but it’s not gonna devastate you, and he’s gonna be iffy the rest of the way dpending on how he tires out and whether the pads try to push him for a playoff run.

  19. Tony says:
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    1st off whoever i said “always pitch wainy” to yesterday and grey agreed over 2 starts by Hammel (PHI) i apologize….. wow, wainy got BOMBED.

    @grey: Logan Morrison over Bruce? I know Bruce could get hot outta no where, buts been 100 games now…. at least this would get bruce off my bench?

    DLR over corpas (just snagged for street i dont need saves really), leake, or freddy garcia…. one of these schmucks has to be droppable?

    My H2H team is facing Batista this week, awesome, and i just posted last night AT LEAST HIM HITTING ALL THESE HR’S MEANS SOME SCHMOE IN MY LEAGUE WILL TAKE HIM IN THE 4TH RD NEXT YEAR…..

  20. Time Theft Bandit says:
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    Time to give up on Jay Bruce? He really hasn’t produced anything, and consistently is unprodcutive when the Reds score double digit runs.

    Would you own any of these guys over bruce in a non-keper league?

    Tabata, matsui, colvin, delwyn, stanton, morrison, cody ross, laporta, seth smith

  21. Time Theft Bandit says:
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    add domonic brown to that list

  22. stynyr says:
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    Would like to pick up a 1B in Morneau’s absence. I’ve had a string of people on the DL so I already had 2 players more than the max 22. I dropped Harang to make some room. Considering dropping either Alfredo Simon or Alcides Escobar to grab Luke Scott or Gaby Sanchez. Who would you drop, Simon or Escobar?

    Thanks.

  23. Curly Day says:
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    Grey, is that MCC in central Jersey? You and I must have been neighbors growing up. There are not too many places for a fellow Jewish Yankee fan to grow up in over there.

  24. papasmurf says:
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    Is Kuo a potential top 100 player next year in leagues that count HLDs?

    Kinda crazy to think about keeping a setup guy, but he’s just so dang dominant when he’s not hurtin’… though there’s the caveat.

    Plus, my other fringe keeper choices aren’t very inspiring. I mean Figgins and Roberts? Perhaps Huff?

  25. Rabbit says:
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    By the way, did you know that Euclid’s Whip was 3.14159265? It’s true; check out Elias Sports Bureau. (By the way, what kind of clothes does one keep in the Elias Sports Bureau? I’d guess lots of sox. Thank you! I’m here all week. Don’t forget to tip your waiters and waitresses…)

  26. Black Beard says:
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    Has anyone seen a video of Street’s injury? Perhaps I’m disturbed for wanting to watch it…

  27. Ryan Beariot says:
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    Grey, if you got time, what are you thinking of for Haren rest of the year? I just claimed him off waivers in my AL only keeper for Freddy Garcia and would like your thoughts.

    (The rest of this is just gloating, but I need to do it somewhere…) I also am ecstatic about this, as thanks to the wacky rules of our keeper league, I get Haren next year for $5, and the year after that for $8. Nothing better!

  28. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    ha,fainting 3 times,insert male hormones now,kinda gay little fella isnt he

  29. GopherDay says:
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    Grey, I am building for the future in my dynasty league and a lot of people want to trade for Pujols. (Wonder why….Hmmm…) But anyways, what would you consider a “good return” for Pujols? I don’t really want to trade him, but if I can get more than he is worth I’ve got to trade him right? Like would you take Stanton and Fielder for Pujols?

  30. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @joe from point pleasant: Thanks! Colvin…

    @DrEasy: Hehe

    @Bill: Never bet against Halladay in CGs.

    @Asdrubal Bastardo: Morrison…

    @Aharon: Ha

    @Daniel: Sanchez

    @KCC26: I’d take it.

    @Ron Washington’s Stache: Torres

    @Mr2Bits: Nope

    @knighttown: @Fletch: Agree with Poon.

    @Black Beard: Hehe

    @Tony: I’d lose Garcia. I’d want Bruce over Morrison.

    @Time Theft Bandit: Tabata if you need steals, I’d want Bruce though.

    @stynyr: Escobar for Scott…

    @Curly Day: Yeah, I’m from Jersey.

    @papasmurf: Kuo looks incredible, I wouldn’t keep him.

    @Rabbit: Hehe

    @Black Beard: Haven’t seen it.

    @Ryan Beariot: I just went over Haren when he was traded. Search the site.

    @AL KOHOLIC: Hehe

    @GopherDay: I’d take that deal for Pujols.

  31. Fletch says:
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    @Grey: Would you make this trade for either of these 4 pitchers… my Gallardo/J. Upton OR Gallardo/Vlad for either Wainwright OR J. Johnson OR Halladay OR Cliff Lee?

  32. GopherDay says:
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    @Grey: What about Morales and Stanton? Keep in mind I’m out of it this year.

  33. Black Beard says:
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    @GopherDay: I read recently that over the past 3 years Pujols has shown regression in OPS, wOBA and contact rate. He’s also swinging at more pitches outside the zone. Thing is, the guy will likely still put MVP numbers for 3-4 more years.

    That being said, I wouldn’t do the Morales/Stanton deal because I would figure you might be hurting your chances for the next couple of years and both those players come with a fair amount of uncertainty. Just my two cents.

  34. Joe B says:
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    @Grey: If you had to lose one of these outstanding SP in a standard 10 team H2H league who would it be? I think my top 4 are solid, but I may want another closer soon…

    U Jimenez
    C Sabathia
    C Hamels
    D Price
    R Dempster
    J Shields
    C Billingsley

  35. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    @GopherDay: you should be able to get back something more proven for immediate help than morales + a top tier long term prospect like stanton for pooholes.

    morales projects as not better than the 8th or so best 1B over the next 3-4 years. i’d take pooholes, fielder, tex, howard, youk, votto, adgonz, and morneau over him for the next few seasons.

    nothing wrong with morales, he’s a great steal for a 1B when you draft him after all those guys, but you are talking about keeping him and trading away pooholes.

  36. Sam says:
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    Would you trade Brian Roberts for Mark Buerhle in a keeper league? I have Rickie Weeks right now playing 2B. Thanks!

  37. Chili Davis Con Carne says:
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    Grey or anyone else:
    I had both Upton and Victorino get hurt yesterday, so I will most likely need to pick up someone to fill in, at least for a day or two. Who of the following seems the most promising, specifically for the next few days:
    Dominic Brown/Desmond Jennings/Pacman/Pence/Pagan/Beltran/Morgan/Bruce/Pods/Torres?

  38. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Sam: i wouldnt,a mediocre pitcher at best with no k,s .surley there are free agents as good as him

  39. kwak says:
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    I’ve got Chris Davis and Alex Gordon sucking up my DH and 1 bench spot right now. Either worth dropping for Domonic Brown or Logan Morrison?

  40. SpiralArchitect says:
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    I am in an 8 team H2H Keeper Points (2 DH) League. My current starting roster is:

    C: Carlos Santana
    1B: Buster Posey
    2B: Ian Kinsler
    3B: Alex Roriguez
    SS: Hanley Ramirez
    OF: Vlad Guerrero
    OF: Matt Holliday
    OF: Matt Kemp
    DH: Jason Heyward
    DH: Adrian Gonzalez

    Pretty friggin awesome, right?

    I am not in first place anymore, thanks to 2 weeks of futility. Currently my team is 6-53 this week with 1 extra base hit and 13 K. Also, throw in 1 CS.

    I don’t need any help, just wanted to vent.

    THANKS TEAM!! LUV YA!!

  41. Real Tom says:
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    I live near Middlesex County College. Nice shout-out. Sometimes I just want to get a Middlesex County College shirt (do those exist?) and walk into a McDonalds saying Eff Mercer County! Rivalries are healthy, even for unimportant people.

    Good write up.

  42. Trying to upgrade my pitching. Rios for Cliff Lee? Stubbs for Nolaso?

  43. Earl Battey says:
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    In my h2h league I’m leading in ERA and WHIP, tied in Ks and Ws. Is it worth taking a shot with Richard the Hodgepadre or Travis Wood? I’d have to jump off the Wandwagon to do so.

  44. I'm so Prado of you says:
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    @Frank Kim: I think you’ll need to offer a lot more for either of those pitchers.

    I have found that no one trusts Rios’s 2010 stat line, and Stubbs is mired in a slump.

  45. Ceasar says:
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    He needs saves and steals, I need Ks.

    Marmol/Tabata too much to give for Weaver?

    Could ask for Weaver and Kubel, but I don’t want to scare him off.

  46. bravo says:
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    gotta start Burnett @ Cle, right?

  47. Joe B says:
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    @Grey: Do you think David Price is going to hit the proverbial wall the rest of the way? Is he not going to give a sub-4.00 ERA, 70/30 K to BB ratio, and 5 wins for the Rays? Grey… do you hate David Price???

  48. papasmurf says:
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    @Grey:

    But by league rule I need to keep a minimum number of keepers. And my choices for the last spot aren’t great. At least Kuo is dominant over other setup men. Still, I probably won’t keep him.

    The dilemma of having a crappy roster and being forced to keep guys I don’t want to keep.

  49. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Earl Battey: Richard

    @Ceasar: That’s fair.

    @bravo: Yeah, unfortunately.

    @Joe B: I don’t hate him, I do think he’s closer to a high 3 ERA guy the rest of the way.

    @papasmurf: Gotcha…

  50. Eddy says:
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    @Grey:

    Which side do you perefer in each trade?

    Gallardo/Adam Jones for Liriano/Carlos Santana

    or

    Gallardo/Adam Jones for Liriano/Strasburg

    I have the Gallardo side. Don’t know if it makes any difference, but Wieters is my starting catcher.

  51. Howie Met Your Mother says:
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    @Grey:

    What side do you like: Beltre & Verlander or David Wright & Niemann (or Phil Hughes)?

  52. Eddy says:
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    @Eddy:
    Oh and it’s H2H 12 team 6×6 (QS and BB).

    For what it’s worth, Adam Jones is platoon player for me.

  53. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Eddy: Gallardo side… Next one’s fair. For this year? Gallardo side.

    @Howie Met Your Mother: Wright side with Hughes.

    @Eddy: Don’t trade Gallardo for Liriano. It’s tomato-tomahto.

  54. Shmorgie S. Board says:
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    @Grey

    I would have gone with “Morrison Shows His Dick On Stage” myself.

  55. Eric C. says:
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    @Grey: De La Rosa, Niese, or Colby Lewis? Thanks

  56. dingers says:
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    Grey, would ya drop Morrow or Volquez for either Clayton Richard, Garland or Carmona…thank you Sir!!

  57. Black Beard says:
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    Report is that Brown has officially been recalled from AAA; Victorino to the DL

  58. Motorcitykitty says:
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    How ‘ bout Sabathia and Gallardo last night….. I had both going along with Strasburg in what was supposed to be the night that I bury the last place team I’m playing this week….Ouch!

  59. peter says:
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    @Black Beard: Thanks for the heads-up. I’m thinking of dropping a Yawnstipating Robot Jones for him. It’s basically my spot.

  60. peter says:
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    @peter: edit: my bench spot

  61. Eddy says:
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    @Grey:
    Thanks for the input Grey. I just really wanna solidify my offense because it’s the only chance I have at winning against streamers in the playoffs. But alas, I’ll stand pat with Jones and Gallardo. Anyways, who do you see having the better 2nd half, Wells or Wandy?

  62. steamer says:
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    Domonic Brown recalled. Would you drop LaPorta for him?

  63. Nuke LaDouche says:
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    Anyone else notice that Aramis Ramirez’ blast at yahoo is actually Alexei Ramirez’ line. Great job yahoo, keep up the good work!

  64. CoreyII says:
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    @ Grey or anyone else

    You watch the Cardinals last night and see Pujols wincing and holding his side? Any word on whether something is wrong? I saw LaRussa denies it, but my gut says this could be worse than they are letting on.

  65. Phillies Red says:
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    I need help on Brown too. Of these four, which one goes: LaRoche, Chris Young, Beltran, or Brown?

    Thanks as always!

  66. peter says:
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    @steamer: It depends on the league, but I would. If Dom starts hot, then you’ve got a nice trade chip. Also, it’s unlikely that anyone’s going to grab LaPorta as soon as you drop him, so you could always pick him up again.

  67. peter says:
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    @CoreyII: I saw that, too. With the way he’s been playing – which is, to say, more human than usual – one can’t help but wonder. But he’s probably fine. After all, the guy’s been playing with only 1 elbow for years.

  68. ScottyM says:
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    J Bruce or A Lind for rest of season. Non keeper league.

  69. Just another guy says:
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    Who’s got the higher ceiling, Brown or McCutchen? I just picked up Brown in a keeper league and am thinking of swinging him immediately. Whats your guys thoughts?

  70. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @CoreyII: He severed an elbow tendon last year and played through it.

    @Phillies Red: LaRoche

  71. mc serch says:
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    Let’s play the “Who To Start” game, shall we? Do you start: Kuroda @ SD; Cahill @ Texas; or Beckett @ Anaheim?

  72. mc serch says:
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    Oh, yeah, I can start any, all or none of the above.

  73. Black Beard says:
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    Time to give up on any of these guys for a hot hand (or a D. Brown):

    Granderson, Lind, Pena, Figgins?

    Thanks!

  74. Seriously, Yahoo! doesn’t have someone that can keep track of official roster moves and make the appropriate changes within 5 minutes? Is this guy on a constant smoke-break or something? It’s so fricking excruciating waiting for the DL tag so you can actually pick up the call-up. If you drop someone instead, then you risk not getting that player back — what’s the point of even having the DL tag if you have to wait around for them to add whenever they damn well please???

    I hope Domonic Brown eats a wall in his first game.

  75. Hi Grey — Is it worth dropping Volquez even in a 20-team roto league? I’ve started him every game back (I’m way behind on innings so I’ve had to roll the dice) and he’s killed me where I’m weakest, the pitching ratio stats.

    I don’t think I’ll start him again, but I was thinking it might be worth holding onto him as trade bait if he has a good start next time out. If I cut him I don’t have a specific pickup in mind, but I could use the spot for the hot bat du jour.

    If it matters, the rest of my pitching staff is Beckett, Latos, Hamels, JaWeaver, and Deusning.

  76. royce! says:
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    In my 14-team h2h, I currently have Iannetta as my C due to Doumit slamming his head against something (probably out of frustration for catching one out of a million base stealers). Dude with Carlos Santana also has V Mart, and wants to know what Brown can do for him. This seems obvious to me, but I’m not as well informed about what we should expect from Brown. So should I offer him Brown for Santana?

  77. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Enrique: I’d bench him, not drop him.

    @royce!: It’s a non-keeper, right? Sure, I’d take Santana if that’s what you need. Probably could get a bit more right now since his hype’s on overdrive.

  78. Big Nate says:
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    I think Rasmus forgot how to play baseball. 1 for his last 22!

    That is all.

  79. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Big Nate: Yeah, he was playing way over his head about two months ago. Go back and read the comments in the post where I said to sell him. Someone was talking about how Colby got new contacts and would never slump again.

  80. Martin says:
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    @grey- should i drop bruce in a 12 team mixed league now? he’s been pretty blah over the past month

  81. dingers says:
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    grey, volquez or silva for a seat on the pine? thx!!

  82. Steve says:
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    @Grey: As I just got him with Prince in a trade, it would be nice if he started playing up to his waist at least.

  83. Gibby says:
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    Grey-

    Keeper Deal (14 team Deep Rosters)

    I give Lester/Bailey/McCutchen, I get Longoria/Kershaw/Venters. Holds count. Am I giving too much? Is it wrong that I just don’t care about saves? I mean I’ve got Brian Wilson and that is just because he is a bad-ass on the mound.

  84. Bring Back Pluto says:
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    Drop Gaby Sanchez for L. Morrison in my 1B slot?

  85. Wonder Boesch says:
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    What’s the difference between Gaby Sanchez and Butler? I see next to none.

    Got Sanchez for some WW pickup SP like Padilla, yet Butler owners ask for the world.

  86. Steve says:
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    Oh – it seems not even Valencia can stay hot after being picked up by yours truly.

  87. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Wonder Boesch: You’re preaching to the choir, I’ve been trying to get people to lose Butler since February.

  88. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Steve: Is that what happened to him? I was wondering.

  89. Earl Battey says:
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    Now that I’ve added Brown I have 8 guys for 6 spots (5 OF + Util). In addition to Brown I have Choo, Krispy, Delmon, Denard, Bruce, Gomes, Papi and the Dread Pirate.

    Should I try to package one of those guys with MMD to get Kinsler? If so, which one? Maybe Papi plus an OF? The other owner could use help in the OF and the Utility spot.

  90. Martin says:
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    @grey- bruce or domonic brown?

  91. Gibby says:
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    Grey-

    Not a good trade? Is Andrew Bailey the deal breaker? The trade now looks like this:

    Give Lester/Bailey/Dread Pirate

    Get Longo/Kershaw/Venters/Colvin or Tabata

    Does the addition of Colvin or Tabata make it any better? Please explain “Oh Great Mustacheo’d One”.

  92. Ceasar says:
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    I’m in 3rd in 14-team keeper league (no OPS). He’s in the bottom half and selling at the deadline.

    I give J. Johnson or Ubaldo to upgrade his keepers for ’11.

    I get the kitchen sink: Pavano, T. Hudson, Berkman, H. Bell.

    Too much pu pu platter or selling Ubaldo at the right time?

  93. Grey

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    @Earl Battey: Sure, Gomes, Papi, Bruce or Span.

    @Martin: Bruce

    @Gibby: Looks fine for you, take Tabata for steals or Colvin for power.

    @Ceasar: Ubaldo… Looks okay if you need all that depth.

  94. Miguel the Mango says:
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    Lovely stuff! Would it be silly to drop “the helmet” Gomes for Topbatta Tabata or Mightbe Morrison?

  95. Tony says:
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    @grey: I need pitching got offered:

    My Pence/heath bell/ Bruce for his CARPENTER.

    Thought about swapping my BELL for SORIA? Just in case soria gets moved to NY and becomes a setup man? You think SORIA gets moved grey???

  96. Tony says:
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    PLUS KC sucks if he stays!

  97. Grey

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    @Tony: I’d take Carp. Switch Bell and Soria if you want. I don’t think he gets moved though.

  98. Tony says:
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    @Grey: nice i’ve got it up right now, this also gets rid of bruce who i was asking you about dropping today, so no biggie and gives me two roster spots…..

    lets see if he wants this, not much different than his offer

  99. Fletch says:
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    @Grey: I got offered Cliff Lee for Verlander/Beltre OR Verlander/A-Ram…what do you think?

  100. peter says:
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    @Tony: @Grey: I saw something the other day that the Yankees are one of 6 teams on Soria’s no-trade list. This, btw, made me smile; small market star snubbing the Yankee Machine.

  101. kwak says:
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    Domonic was officially called up.

    I’ve been riding Wade Davis’ hot starts the last two, but I’m not gonna start him against the Yanks.

    Drop him for Brown? Or drop Chris Davis for Brown? Or don’t pick up Logan Morrison and add Brown?

  102. Fletch says:
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    @Grey: Phillips just hit a grand slam.

  103. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Tony: Cool

    @Fletch: I’d take the Verlander side.

    @peter: Ha

    @kwak: Lose Wade Davis for Brown.

  104. Big Nate says:
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    Delmon’s a Twinkie but should have been a Ding Dong! Another HR for Mr. Young!

  105. Dumbmutt says:
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    Who do you like for the rest of the year in H2H. Wells Myers Padilla Morrow

  106. royce! says:
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    Beckett’s ERA is currently 6.66. He’s the beast! I’m going to go into the television now and beat him up in order to save my fantasy baseball season.

  107. d2bnz says:
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    Grey………Keeper league #2 for me has been a poor season , currently 10th out of 14. Thanks to Granderson , Choo, Figgins ???? Beckett and Haren. Things may be looking up but realisticly its too late to be a podium finish.
    My question is this , one of the contenders is keen on Granderson , now that he is hot of course and also wants Axford , Up for grabs is Grady Sizemore and Cueto
    Its Sizemore that has me keen……a 5 tooler for a ‘platoon player’ and four years left on the keeper , gotta do it don’t I ???

  108. Grey

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    @d2bnz: I’d take Sizemore if you can’t get someone who’s currently healthy. Never know how he’s going to look in the spring or if he’ll be healthy.

  109. aconstipatedmonkey says:
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    Crazy stat of the month: Delmon Young has 6 HR and 6 Ks in the month of July. Soooooooooo glad I dropped Damon for him a few months ago. He’s been carrying the rest of my team for a while now.

  110. tall chicks says:
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    Brett Anderson starts at home vs the Cubs Friday. Threw 5.1 scoreless in his last rehab start. Throw him out there right away or see what happens first?

  111. aconstipatedmonkey says:
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    Oops, my bad, 7 Ks. Only slightly less awesome.

  112. Aaron says:
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    Gotta vent here but Carlos Villanueva is killing me this year.
    The guy has 61K’s in 48 IP so its hard to let him go, but he goes out some games and just gets murdered.

  113. GopherDay says:
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    @Grey: @aconstipatedmonkey: Crazier stat…Astros have won their 12th straight Wednesday game. Who’d a thunk?

  114. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Aaron: Surprised anyone actually owns him.

    @GopherDay: You mean uselesser stat? Emoticon.

  115. GopherDay says:
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    @Grey: Yeah, pretty much…It could come into consideration later on:

    “Should I start Wainy against the Stros?”
    “What’s today?”
    “Wednesday.”
    “No, he’ll get rocked”

  116. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @GopherDay: Ha… Yeah, I’ll tell ‘em GopherDay made it painfully obvious the Astros cannot be beat on Wednesday.

  117. mc serch says:
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    @Grey: I figured you say that…thanks!

  118. vinko says:
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    Ibanez or Brown in a 13 team league w/o bench?

  119. tall chicks says:
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    @Grey: Ha oops, sorry, the other Chicago team! Try to look past my ignorance, and then tell me if you’d start him or see what happens first?

  120. ThE sHiT says:
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    @Grey: Drop Boesch 4 Brown? 16tm h2h

  121. ThE sHiT says:
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    @ThE sHiT: @Grey: Just saw Carlos Lee is also on the wire? Who do i get 4 my last OF spot, Boesch, Brown, Lee?

  122. Kazmere says:
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    Bruce or Kubel? 10 tm roto

  123. tall chicks says:
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    @Kazmere: Brubel

  124. tall chicks says:
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    Feelin for the Johan owners right now. Ouch.

  125. tall chicks says:
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    Dude gave up Jamie Garcia’s first 2 career rbis.

  126. tall chicks says:
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    Ok sorry for the string of comments on Johan, but dude still isn’t out of the 1st and if Pujols hits a granny it will give him 10ER in 2/3 of an inning. Had a 0.71 era in July before this start…

  127. tall chicks says:
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    And Pujols makes 2 of the 3 outs in the 12 batter 1st.

  128. ThE sHiT says:
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    When the hell is Yahoo gna add Brown 2 the pool?

  129. Grey

    Grey says:
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    Brown!

  130. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @ThE sHiT: He’s in there already.

  131. ThE sHiT says:
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    @Grey: Not in mine. Only Dusty Brown comes up.

  132. ThE sHiT says:
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    @Grey: That was a nice hit.

  133. Steve says:
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    @ThE sHiT: Are you looking at a colour chart?

  134. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @ThE sHiT: Weird, cause I think he’s in all across the board. You should recheck.

  135. ThE sHiT says:
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    @Grey: Ive been checking every minute for the last 10…

  136. Steve says:
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    @Grey: @ThE sHiT: He’s available in both my Yahoo leagues.

  137. Steve says:
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    From the Buy/Sell of September 5, 2008:

    Mike Hessman – With the Tigers playing for nothing and Guillen hurting, Hessman could see time at 3rd base. He had 32 home runs in Triple-A this year and he was awesome in Head of the Class.

    Simpler times.

  138. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Steve: Hehe… I’m funny.

  139. Howard says:
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    Thank you to Derek Lee for nixing the trade to the Angels. That would have been curtains for Napoli. If looks could kill Scoscia would have whacked him ten times over by now!

  140. Steve says:
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    @Grey: Yeah, and in 2013 you’ll finally get to say “I told you so” on Alex Gordon. emoticon

  141. Shmorgie S. Board says:
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    @Grey

    That’s Jim’s post-mortem dick for you, always the bridesmaid…

    Side note: I’m in 3rd, 3 points from the lead. I own Miggy Cabrera. RBI is a hotly contested category (duh, isn’t it always?). While Leyland is suspended, can someone please put a gun to his head and tell him to bat Miggy 3rd instead of the goddamned dude from the Tigers’ mailroom?

  142. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Howard: Ha

    @Steve: Ouch, Steve. That hurts me soul.

    @Shmorgie S. Board: I’d like to see Miggy get 3rd base eligibility but that doesn’t seem likely anymore.

  143. Steve says:
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    @Grey: Awww, sorry. Didn’t mean it like that.

    Mock my 3/20 start in the RCL today if it’ll help.

  144. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Steve: Okay. Could you drop Valencia can I have some of his hitting action?

  145. Steve says:
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    @Grey: I’m tempted.

    I have Rasmus on the bench too. No surprise there.

  146. Wilsonian says:
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    Long time reader, first time poster…wait, that’s a damned lie! I basically stalk you and this site and make you run my team for me. Anyway, legitimate question(s) here:

    In my 16 Team H2H Keeper, I’ve made some solid pickups of the youngins this year with Boesch, Smooth, and now Brown and LoMo. I’m wondering if Boesch is worth the drop for any of the following: Snider, Colvin, Glaus, Crash Davis, Harden, Gio, Hanrahanrahanrahan?

    What’s your take on Brown remaining with the big boys this year? I haven’t heard anything about Victorino’s injury or the length of time he’s expected to be out. Is Brown ownable in an 8 Team Keeper?

  147. Steve says:
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    No one wants to be too critical of Pujols, but man, he’s been brutal lately.

  148. emceeperiod says:
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    Anyone know why Zobrist was replaced after 2 AB’s? (R,SB)

  149. emceeperiod says:
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    Sorry…R, SBx2

  150. emceeperiod says:
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    Mills with a 1 hitter through 6 eh?

  151. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @emceeperiod: Scratch that, it’s lower back stiffness.

  152. tall chicks says:
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    @Grey: Doesn’t sound major. Day II Day? (I <3 Boys II Men)

  153. Steve says:
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    Nice to see Coco justify the only possible excuse I could have for picking him up.

    Yes, that’s how bad it’s gotten.

  154. Wilsonian says:
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    @Grey: thanks dood. I have Capps, Axford and Mike G. Would that count as needing saves? Would you drop Morrison or Boesch first for Hanrahananananan? Also, would you just drop both and snag Colvin, too?

  155. thepizzaman says:
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    How bout Hudson working up some k’s tonight–loving it

  156. Aaron says:
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    Chone Figgins power stroke returns!

  157. Steve says:
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    @Grey: Has Luke Scott gone cold?

  158. Steve says:
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    WTF? Is Corpas really in the game in the 3rd?

  159. tall chicks says:
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    Beltran going deep tonight means:

    A) Hold onto him, he’s looking like he’ll be a valuable asset
    or
    B) Sell…he’s still not going to run much.

  160. Awesomus Maximus

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    Podsednik has been traded to the Dodgers for two minor leaguers, ESPN’s Jayson Stark reports.

    Look out L.A. beaches… here comes Lisa Dergan!

  161. tall chicks says:
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    @Steve: No shit. Is it time to start looking for a different Col relivier for saves? I felt so smooth getting Corpas so quickly after Street got hit.

  162. Terrence Mann says:
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    My fantasy team is being prison raped this week.

    They’ve been forced to share a cell with Dan Uggla.

  163. Ruah says:
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    Best 3B here on out: Cantu or Uribe?

  164. Ruah says:
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    @Steve: I wouldnt say cold, but his splits show that his power isnt that great on the road and he hasnt hit well against Toronto this season at all. That being said, he did crack one in the first game if the series there.

  165. Howard says:
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    @Grey, Do you think Hanrahan would be a better SAGNOF option than Gonzalez at this point? I love my staff (that sounds a little too autoerotic!) Lester, Beckett, Nolasco, Wandy, Anderson, Floyd, Santana, Niese, Cain but in relief I have just Jenks, Gonzo and Thornton. Maybe a trade would be in order? Too many starters?

  166. tall chicks says:
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    @Steve: 2 hits tonight. He’ll be fine. It’ll be interesting to see if this season is the beginning of a decline though.

  167. Redhopeful says:
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    Grey, who do you think gets called up with Pods out of KC. Any reasonable chance Gordon plays LF, Guillen RF and Kila finally not only gets called up but sees decent playing time?

  168. tall chicks says:
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    @tall chicks: Pujols I mean. That sais, it won’t be a quick decline. His numbers are still easily top 10 draft-worthy, let alone being the best hitter in the majors.

  169. chrisbenson says:
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    grey…would i be crazy to keep pagan or delmon young in a league where we only keep 6? i think both of those guys could be drafted in the first 6 rounds, no?

  170. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @chrisbenson: In a 15 team league, they might. Not in a 12. Young might be close.

  171. Steve says:
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    @tall chicks: Yeah, and you have to figure that he’ll pretty much hit what’s been projected for him, which means there’s a torrid streak or two still to come.

    At least, that’s what I chant to myself every night before going to sleep.

  172. tall chicks says:
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    @Grey: I know this is a tough question, but what can I expect to get for Beltran in a trade after his homer? a 2-3 SP, top closer, or solid C/MI?

  173. tall chicks says:
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    @Steve: Haha

  174. big o says:
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    wuertz relieved by lefty breslow to face hamilton
    and cruz

  175. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @big o: Yeah, saw that. Cause he got hit again.

  176. Tulo seems OK despite all the Doubtin Dans.

  177. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Elijah: Is that a J. Lo song?

  178. peter says:
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    @peter: In case you were wondering about the sudden power surge… yes, I dropped Robot Jones this afternoon.

  179. Steve says:
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    Man, there is some offence flying around in The RCL Original Recipe tonight.

    The Sucky – sorry, Plucky – Kiwis have hit .314 and have lost 2 points in AVE.

    Sheesh.

  180. Grey

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    @Elijah: I think it’s Louboutins.

    @Steve: I had a slow day on offense across multiple teams (usually how it works).

  181. Steve says:
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    @Grey: Yup.

    I have four teams this year, which is the most I’ve ever had. It’s become impossible to enjoy a single event, like a home run for example, in isolation. When it’s good for one team, it usually means bad news for another.

    Padilla becomes a Road Scholar for a day tomorrow, no?

  182. Grey

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    @Steve: Yeah, I’d run him out there.

  183. Steve says:
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    @Black Beard: Oh, I’d be keen on that.

  184. Black Beard says:
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    @Steve: As would I, except for wins he’s been golden this year. I think the situation would be very good for his production this year.

  185. Steve says:
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    Tracy said Tuesday that Street had “quite a bruise” and a “very, very nice ball mark.”

    Snigger.

  186. Steve says:
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    @Grey: Wuertz still Wuertz an add?

  187. emceeperiod says:
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    Who’s a decent SS pickup for a couple days while Zobrist’s back heals…in my league it would be Juan Uribe at the highest percentage owned that is a FA. So Uribe or owned less…ideas? Castro is available, Bartlett…Thanks.

  188. emceeperiod says:
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    Also, dropped Jay Bruce for Domonic Brown…you like that? Keeper league but 10 team 3 keepers so I probably won’t keep him over Prince, Kemp, or Wright, but Bruce has been playing like ish and has like 1 HR in the last month. Figured I’d go upside. Agree?

  189. Redhopeful says:
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    @ emceeperiod – ride Castro – he’s hot – i did while tulo was out. Should have kept Bruce over Brown even though you’re not keeping him. Baseball is all about waves and after riding bruce’s recent low, you’re gonna miss out on the high. Meanwhile Brown likely won’t have regular time for the rest of the season.

  190. fitz says:
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    @emceeperiod: He already answered the same question for someone else and he prefers Bruce but I don’t think it’s a bad pick up by you at all.

  191. Sandoval for Gavin Floyd? Sandoval for Strasburg?

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