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You could argue Mike Minor threw a slightly better game yesterday and deserved the lede, but you’d be arguing with a computer screen and over what should be the lede on a fantasy baseball blog.  It’s about time I gave Gio Gonzalez (7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 9 Ks) some love after emoting all over myself in the preseason about how much I wanted Gio on every team.  In December of last year — yes, December — I gushed over Gio like a little schoolgirl that just got a free shopping spree at American Girl Place.  I followed up that gushing volcano of man love with me ranking him 17th overall.  I’m not right all the time, but sometimes you just gotta sit back and say, “Grey, your mustache is thick as your brain sometimes, but you got the Gio love on the money.”  Then when he came out of the gate blazing and some people were talking about selling him high, I called crackers.  The love ran deep and he didn’t disappoint.  Right now, his stats are at:  18-7/2.98/1.12/185 in 175 1/3 IP.  Yes, please and you’re welcome.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Bryce Harper – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs with two homers.  All kidding and clown questions aside, if it wasn’t for Mike Trout having scientists talking about renaming trout to miketrout, Harper… Well, ESPN is talking about him, but he’s really having a tremendous year for a 19-year-old.  He can’t legally drink for two years.  At 19 years old, what were you doing?  I was just trying to figure out who had my stash and if we should bother them or just buy a new dime bag.  Seriously, that was what I was doing at 19.

Adam LaRoche – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his fifth homer in the last four days.  I’m getting sick of talking about LaRoche because I don’t own him and Rudy does and I’m chasing Rudy in homers in the RCL.  Luckily, I have Mini Donkey — Natch!

Roger Bernadina – 2-for-5, 2 runs and a slam & legs.  Guess his OBP?  In 104 games.  Go ahead guess.  I’ll wait.  *taps finger, scratches head, picks nose, plays off picking nose like scratching nose so the girl passing doesn’t get grossed out*  His OBP .383!   That’s pretttttay pretttttay good.

Brian McCann – Braves announced that McCann could see a reduction in playing time.  First Uggla, now McCann.  The Braves are gonna have to start innings with two outs, otherwise innings will never end.

Mike Minor – 7 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 4 walks, 7 Ks.  From the files of titles that should’ve been, “Minor Comes Of Age, Exciting Millions, Disappointing R. Kelly.”  I’m guessing everyone that reads Razzball already owns Minor, so, hey, choir, what’s up?  You get that thing you were supposed to get that I’m asking you about to show I care about you?  Cool.

Anthony Rizzo – 1-for-4 with his 11th homer.  He’s hitting around .350 in the last week with 2 homers.  I only point that out because it seems like everyone who mentions him in the comments wants to drop him.  I’m confused.

Jered Weaver – He’s felt discomfort in his shoulder since he was hit by a comebacker on Sunday.  He’s traveling back to California to have it examined.  I believe that last line is also lyrics from a Tom Petty song.

Dan Haren – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks.  There’s someone in a H2H league fight for the playoffs and they’re going against a team that hasn’t changed its lineup since April, and sure enough that abandoned team has Dan Haren.

Torii Hunter – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 9th steal.  Double I has been on a tear of late, hitting over .500 in the last week.  Your luck = Torii’s on that abandoned team too.  Ah, the wonders of H2H.  You may as well be playing fantasy football.  Seamless!

Jay Bruce – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs with yet another homer, his 32nd.  That’s not a zone….THIS IS A ZONE!

Joey Votto – 2-for-3 in his return to the lineup.  Yesterday, Todd Frazier (1-for-4) also played, but as Dusty said Frazier won’t play every day with Votto around.  I said, why does Rolen have to play at all?  Dusty said, do I know you?  I said, I was the one driving the car when Mark Prior egged your house.  Dusty said, you made me remove my toothpick for that conversation?

Mike Leake – 2 1/3 IP, 6 ER.  Leake?  More like a giant effin’ geyser.

Roy Halladay – 7 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Might be tough to wrap your melon around this prosciutto, but not only is Halladay’s ERA around a 3.70, but his peripherals are suggesting that’s not far from the truth.  Roy Halladay has become a number two fantasy starter.  Strange but true.

Erik Kratz – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs with his 9th homer.  Not much here but a guy who is hitting over his head.  And for all you Zimmermaniacs, Kratz is about as Jewish as Dr. Julius Erving.  He went to a Mennonite high school and college.  The last Phillie with a Mennonite background was Jamie Moyer; he founded the religion back in the 1500’s.

Chase Utley – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer.  Next year, I can’t wait for the Phillie fan in one of my leagues to inevitably draft Rollins, Halladay, Utley and Howard and for me to say, “Hey, you just won, if we were playing this league in 2008.”

Alex Rios – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 6 RBIs and his 21st and 22nd homers.   Not in this game, that would’ve be a record.  In 1998, Sosa only hit 20 homers in one game.

A.J. Pierzynski – 0-for-4 and is now 4 for his last 34.  Who makes a deal with the devil for April through mid-August?  Such a ski.

Jake Peavy – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners 3 Ks.  Here’s one for you to write on the back of your beef stew recipe and think about over the offseason:  Halladay or Peavy?

Dewayne Wise – 2-for-5 with his 5th steal in his last 7 games.  You’re gonna make me drop another full-Fudd werse again, aren’t you?

Chris Parmelee – 2-for-4, now hitting near .400 in the last week.  Fine, I picked up Chris Parm in one league.  Not sure if that should entice you to pick him up or ignore him further.  Your call.  Or not.

Adrian Beltre – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 29th homer.  Looks like that “Help fantasy teams win their H2H playoffs” clause in his contract was a good move by the Rangers.

Shelby Miller – 2 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, zero walks, 4 Ks.  First, Kratz now Shelby.  Is not controlling the media enough, now you have to take over the Gentiles’ names?  Shelby Miller and February Grey are gonna go for a spa day in late-January and connect in a way that hetero men aren’t allowed to outside of Greece.

Adam Wainwright – 5 IP, 5 ER as the Mets fixed their offense by benching Wright.  Since Rudy’s not with us today, I’ll go ahead and point out Wainwright was Rudy’s 2nd half Cy Young choice.

R.A. Dickey – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks as he was pitchslapped by Wainwright.  Looked like he was sitting on Dickey’s low, hard one.

Ike Davis – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 26th homer.  Post-All-Star break, Davis is hitting .260 with 14 homers in 173 ABs.  His overall numbers on average are being dragged down by a horrific April and May.  Yeah, he’s gonna be someone to target next year or my name’s not Grey “Left Eye” Albright.

Brandon McCarthy – Was hit in the head by a liner and taken to a hospital for examination.  Early exams are saying he was “conscious and doing well.”  It’s always delicate to joke about injuries of this nature, so let’s just wish him a speedy recovery and talk about how Straily now might get called up to replace him in the rotation.  Not that we want McCarthy seriously injured, maybe just a little shook up for a few weeks.  The A’s have dangled that Straily carrot in front of us before like we’re rabid bunnies.  Hopefully this time they have no choice.  But, uh, get well soon, McCarthy!

Brandon Morrow – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, throwing only 92 pitches, which comes after a 102-pitch outing.  The Blue Jays will probably play Morrow close to the vest, so he doesn’t take a knee, c’est la vie.  That rhymes for non-French speakers.

Miguel Gonzalez – 6 IP, 5 ER vs. the Jays.  That whole Blue Jays can’t score runs angle skewed you.

Mark Reynolds – 1-for-4 with his 6th homer in the last week.  Adrian Beltre who?!  3rd baseman on the Rangers.  I know, Random Italicized Voice, I was just—forget it.

Doug Fister – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks.  I wonder if his full name is Nappy Doug-out Fister.  Nah, probably not.

Prince Fielder – 2-for-4 with his 24th homer.  I’m a big believer in Saberhagenmetrics, but it is a bit crazy how his homers dip every other year.  Can I draft him for 2013 and 2015 right now?

Nate Eovaldi – 5 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Still has only one game over 103 pitches all year.  Geez, teams are really treating him with kid gloves like he’s Glass Joe.

Rickie Weeks – 2-for-5, 3 runs, 4 RBIs with 2 homers.  This is probably only interesting to me, but I always find myself thinking how the perception of a player is better if they have a solid 1st half and fade in the 2nd half compared to the reverse.  Usually you look at the season stats, even if they mean nothing at this point.  I mean is it any different to look at only April stats on May 1st, then it is at looking at only August stats today?   Is it any different to look at April and May on June 1st, then looking at July and August today?  Since the All-Star break, Weeks has been better than Kinsler

Kevin Correia – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 1 K and only 67 pitches since this was his first start in a few weeks.  The Eternal President of Everything Including Mung Beans would’ve been proud of the runs embargo Correia imposed.  Then, after the game, Correia was mobbed by female fans.

Kevin Millwood – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Stream-o-Nator saw a little something in this start by Millwood vs. the Sawx, but what about that offense?  There’s Pedroia and…Uh…Well, Ellsbury’s there, but he hasn’t done anything… But there’s got to be someone else in that lineup… Cody Ross?  Oh, forget it.

Everth Cabrera – 2-for-4, a run and 2 steals.  We can live beside the ocean… Leave the fire behind… Swim out past the breakers… God, I love that EverCab joint.  What else I love, that EverCab has 28 steals and only one time caught in 94 games.  Prorated over  the entire season and he’s a 70 steal guy! *checking math* He’s a 45 steal guy!  But that’s still solid.

Will Venable – 1-for-2, 2 runs, 1 RBI and 2 steals.  His SAGNOF comes at a price though A) He doesn’t have middle infield eligibility B) The Padres platoon him C) There’s no C.

Luke Gregerson – So, I was just saying how he’s definitely the closer, right?  Yeah, well, eff me in the effhole.  Gregerson hit Victorino and in came Tom Layne.  No, he’s not your councilman!  He’s a LOOGY and, obviously, the Padres are playing matchups with saves.  Gah!

Chris Denorfia – Padres locked him up through 2014.  Whew, wouldn’t want him hitting the free agent market.  I heard Monty Brewster was going to offer him $100 million.

Luke Scott – 1-for-4 with his first homer since he returned from the DL.  Luke Scott is like Ty Wigginton Jr.  Scott has never hit a homer and not hit another within that week and usually he hits about four in the next week.

Jeff Niemann – Got good news on his shoulder.  He doesn’t have any sort of major structural damage.  That’s a lot to write on someone’s shoulder.

From Around The Web

  1. TheNewGuy says:
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    All I can say on NatGio is you da man. He’s not even walling anyone recently, the guys turned into a true ace (Stephen Strasburg who?).

    Shame his contract runs out for my team this year, what can you see him going for in auctions next year?

    Seems Lawries return’s finally imminent, pick 3 outta 4 from: Lawrie, Lind, Freeman and Manny Machado.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Will be a number one and in the $25 range… Lose Machado…

  2. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Hey, Miguel Gonzalez gave me better numbers than Brandon McCarthy last night. And I traded away Gio (4.48 ERA June & July) and Harper (.244/5 HR in last 9 weeks I owned him) in a package to get Cano on August 1. Yeah, not much for me to be happy about in today’s roundup. At least Halladay gave me a good start in a 15-team league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @VinWins, Who’d you trade for Harper?

  3. Ralph Macchio says:
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    Need for speed. Options are pretty bleh…

    Adam Eaton, Everth Cabrera, Raiji Davis, Ben Revere

    Best for rest of season (limited moves)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ralph Macchio, EverCab

  4. TheNewGuy says:
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    2 guys raking but aren’t getting much love from their managers right now, De-Wayne Wise and Chris Carter.

    They’re doing more than some of my current lineup when they play, but can they be relied to get regular AB’s going forward…any platoon situations in force here? Hate having guys in that you have to check at the last minute to see if they are playing…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Carter doesn’t play every day…

  5. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    I love the take on Harper. I think I hate him so much because of all the ESPN nookie he gets. Every time I see the Nationals bottom line it reads : Nationals 8 – Cubs 2………….Harper 0-3 and moves on to the next team.

    Drives me nucking futs!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @2 Cups 1 Braun, Yeah, he’s been pretty incredible if lost in Trout…

  6. sideshow says:
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    Is there any chance Wil Myers comes up this yr? Holding him in a deep league but sick of it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @sideshow, Nope

  7. jackinthebox says:
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    12 team H2H keeper….would you drop any of Colvin, Reddick, or Carlos Gomez to pick up Reynolds for the RoS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jackinthebox, Reddick

  8. Frank says:
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    Better pickup for late season pitching help – Fister or Minor?

    Also, would you drop Colvin or Frazier for Pagan, Robot Jones, Stubbs, R. Davis or Crisp? I’m in tight battles for both SBs and HRs.

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Frank, Fister… Frazier for Crisp

  9. Baron Von Vulturewins

    Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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    Thank you for Gio. Mucho appreciado.

    Now please ask Bumgarner to stop pooping the bed.

    • zombie says:
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      @Baron Von Vulturewins, I share both identical notions Grey. Thank you kindly Baron for eloquently expressing the succinct shared sentiments.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Baron Von Vulturewins, I will do what I can… His next start is in Coors though…

  10. Jon says:
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    Sit/start this weekend:

    Zimmermann v CHI today
    Maholm @ NYM Fri
    Capuano @ SF Sat
    Anibal @ LAA Sun

    I have Medlen and Anderson going, too, so that definitely helps.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon, Sit Anibal and Maholm…

  11. papasmurf says:
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    Talk about getting battered and bruced! Although my skin is naturally blue, the brucing is still showing up!

    Now my team’s trailing first place by half a pt and the 8 homers and other production that the Bruce trade cost my team cost about 3 or 4 pts in the standings. It just gets worse for the Smurf. Goldschmidt dammit start hitting some HRs.

    Meanwhile the first place team picks up Dumpster and he becomes Cy Young. He also got Medlen who hasn’t allowed an earned run since before it was fashionable for smurfs to wear beards and he’s zoomed past my team.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @papasmurf, HA! Goldy is stealing bases though…

  12. Deadwoods says:
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    Excuse me for being a bit thick, but I should drop Mccarthy. Right? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Deadwoods, Yeah, I would…

  13. Mel says:
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    Quick keeper question.
    Bruce (7th round) or Jennings (20th round).

    Thanks!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mel, Bruce

  14. Chillmodious says:
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    “Since Rudy’s not with us today, I’ll go ahead and point out Wainwright was Rudy’s 2nd half Cy Young choice.”

    —————–

    Noooooooooooooo! Rudy’s not with us today?! RIP, Rood…so young…sigh. Thanks for the memories and the SON. And that time you told me to go Casey Kelly over Estrada. That was a clutch move and helped me get in to the playoffs this year. I’ll pour out a little hobo wine for you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chillmodious, Rudy never drank bum wine *sniff, sniff*… Only Popov, bum vodka…

      • Chillmodious says:
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        @Grey, Yeah, but I did (do? (not telling!)), so it’s like my own personal tribute to DJ Roode.

        Which reminds me… in college I came up with a slogan for Popov but forgot it until this very moment due to the fact that I was drinking Popov when I came up with it: “Povov: We Make Svedka Palatable”

        It’s gold, Grey, gold!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          “…and Svedka is the name of this Russian girl”

          • Chillmodious says:
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            @Grey, Yes, and her slogan is, “She’s Russian…but she’ll take her time with you.” Double entendre pun point!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nice… Or… “She seem to get so mad at you that you’ll want to call the cops, but she’s really just drunk.”

  15. Lob Ball says:
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    Niese vs ATL or Cashner vs AZ? I can only stream one for tomorrow. If I went by the Stream-O-nater, it would be Niese (117 vs 106 for Cashner). Don’t want my stream to be dribbling and weak but rather flo-maxing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lob Ball, Niese

  16. Leroy says:
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    who do you like for steals ROS? everth or dewayne wise? thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Leroy, EverCab

  17. Adam says:
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    Better stream start for tomorrow (both options are rated below 100 on SoN):

    Bailey vs HOU
    Holland @ TB

    Bailey has pretty bad home splits but is facing the worst offense in the league (who he shut down last week @HOU).

    Holland has better away splits but is facing a better offense (who he did pretty decent against last week in TEX).

    What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Adam, Bailey

  18. Jon says:
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    I’m pretty proud of my team this week. I’m going H2H in the first rd of playoffs against a team with both Beltre and Bruce and I’m winning every hitting category (so far, knock on wood, no jinx). I sure wouldn’t mind if they cooled off this weekend, though…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon, Wow, that’s impressive… Guessing you have Mark Reynolds…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey, well you know it ain’t gonzo and J upton. Probably the LaRoche

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, true…

          • Jon says:
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            @Grey, actually it’s mainly been Desmond, Jennings, Zimmerman… Not really one guy carrying the week as much as everyone pitching in.

            Helps that he hasn’t gotten much of anything besides Bruce and Beltre. I played the same team last week to end the regular season and he crushed me. So far this is looking like sweet revenge…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Whatever it takes…

  19. ferris says:
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    hosmer or rizzo ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @ferris, Rizzo is primed for to end the season strong after the case of the slumpees. It happens every year with young promising players.

  20. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    It looks like Bud black caught that bug that’s been going around, you know that one that makes you indecisive, delirious, and causes cranium swelling, oh whats that called….that’s right, the Bocheezzz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, cranium swelling for Gregerson’s owners…

  21. Deadwoods says:
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    Drop a cold Brandon Phillips for a hot Ricky Weeks for a Util slot (I also have Kinsler at 2nd) Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it…

  22. kaiser soze says:
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    Totally up against an abandoner with Dan Haren this week. All the counting stats are a gimme, now its just about strategically keeping my ratios in check… Is it weird that I find this stuff so entertaining?

    Would like to get your ranking of the following starts:

    Zimmermann (CHC)
    Buehrle (@WAS)
    Cashner (ARI)
    Gallardo (@STL)

    Gracias amigo de interneto.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A little weird, but I find it entertaining too… Zimmermann, Cashner, Gallardo… De nada…

  23. JG_ism says:
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    Chris Parm or J. Pachecho ROS for CI spot?
    muchas gracias

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Parm

  24. Steve Stevenson says:
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    D. Holland is currently my SP5 and has been pitching well lately. Fortunately I don’t have to start him tomorrow @ TB, who’s manhandled him this year. BUT if he pitches well, would you keep him around for his start v CLE in the H2H playoffs next week, or just stream the spot (my eyes are on Kendrick v MIA Monday)? W and QS count.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go to Kendrick…

  25. Poo Holes says:
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    Saw a comment above to drop Phillips for Weeks, but would you drop Phillips for Mini-Donkey? I also have Kinsler at 2B. And yes, this is for my championship team. This will leave me with only 6 more transactions until the 16th.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go for it…

      • Poo Holes says:
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        @Grey, What about Smellsbury instead of Phillips?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I’d do that first…

  26. Hondo says:
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    4 of my guys went 1-15 this afternoon?Good thing I’ve got the bye week locked up.Gives me a little time to decides whose heads are gonna be rolling if they don’t get it together in the next 10 days.

    Drop the maybe moving to 2B Rutledge for red hot guaranteed playing time Espinosa?The only thing I’m worried about is the Nats clinching early enough they give Espi a little time off to get ready for the Playoffs.

    Got Weeks at 2B.

    • Hondo says:
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      @Hondo, I meant for SS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, go for it…

  27. Carnac says:
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    Toronto is skipping Romero in the rotation this weekend, moving everyone else up a day. So those of you who thought you were so clever picking up Chuck Newtown for 2 home starts next week (incl. Seattle), forget it.

    #FMFBBL #GANGNAMSTYLE

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, that’s some cold shizz…

      • Carnac says:
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        @Grey, …especially when there are weekly move limits! So I’m trying to project 2 start guys for next week:

        Cobb @Bal, @NYY
        Stults vs StL, vs Col
        Diamond vs Cle, vs CWS
        Porcello @CWS, @Cle
        Masterson @Min, vs Det

        Cobb should be making 3 more starts, so he’s in the mix. I think I like him and Stults in Petco. But Diamond is a bit of a home schooler… So maybe him ahead of Stults?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I grabbed Stults in one league for his two starts… I also passed up on Diamond and Cobb… Won’t you join me?

          • Carnac says:
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            @Grey, At the end of our remake of Thelma & Louise, “Carnac & Grey,” we ride imaginary horses off the cliff.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yes, exactly… Oppan…..*as we go over the side*

  28. smegma says:
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    Drop Buchholz, Detwiler, or Arroyo for Chacin? Probably not going to start any of the of the first 3 above ROS, mainly trying to line up two start pitcher for final week of playoffs with Chacin and dump my worst SP.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Buchholz…

  29. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    I am really bored having no chance to win my one and only league and having to do the transition to football mode, which i liken to going from a pack a day to a pack a week but only if you smoke it in a day. any ideas? I can continue with peanut gallery work and unsolicited advice….damn you razzball and your addictive ways

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice analogy… Yeah, hang out and give advice and shoot the shizz, like me…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey, don’t shave the stauche, go see STYX at the fair this weekend, eat something deep fried, and make sweet sweet lovin to the Cougar to cap off the night!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            @Chillmodious, Very nice…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Chillmodious, is that a pic of Van Haggar crowning in a car?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s a solid plan, but I don’t think the fair’s in the cards for me this weekend…. I might just make love to the Cougar while Styx is playing…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey, Take your LADY and have her COME SAIL AWAY with your stauche, hold her tight, call her BABE and if you have TOO MUCH TIME ON YOUR HANDS then call in MR ROBOTO to handle it in your absence!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nice! Don’t Stop Be-labia’ing…Oops, wrong band…

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey, HA! Faithfully, sorry I meant truthfully, its not a big seperation. But its too bad the original singer and the band went their Seperate Ways.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  You’re good at the rock puns… Rock Full of Hate…

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey, I can’t fight this feeling, sometimes I just have to take it on the run, it’s how my brain works…damn you Steve and your REO Speewagon name drop. Now I’m going to have to watch the last american virgin later.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Best movie ever! Also, the only one of two movies mentioned in the Glossary.

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Grey, wow,YES! I did not know that but am not surprised. what is the other?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Kazaam!

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Grey, i should of known that, been a long day, where is the last American weirgin reference?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Cuddle Boy…

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Grey, the end of that movie makes me want to slit my wrists….in the attention getting way!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      It makes me want to take a ex-girlfriend for an abortion…

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey, If get bored I’ll do comments filled with song puns and you guys need to name that band. They won’t be hard, but fun and have to reflect baseball

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Sounds good!

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey, If you really want to dial up the romance, bust out some REO Speedwagon.

            • Jack Full of Hate says:
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              @Steve, mixtape!

              • Steve says:
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                @Jack Full of Hate, Jack ‘n’ Steve’s Stadium Love Anthems Vol 7.

                • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                  @Steve, hehe, throw in some Hall and Oates, Christopher Cross and Michael McDonald.

                  • Steve says:
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                    @Jack Full of Hate, Don’t forget Dan Fogelberg.

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Steve, what about England Dan and John Ford Coley?

                    • Steve says:
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                      @Jack Full of Hate, Oh, we are cooking now.

                      Seals and Crofts? And we gotta have Bread.

                      “Night after night who treats you right
                      Baby, it’s the guitar man”

                      Perfect for Grey and his mustache.

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Steve, I was going to write Seals and Crofts. But nothing would be complete with Jefferson Starships “Miracles” and Gerry Rafferty’s “Baker Street”…oh how I love me some brass when I’m making out in the back of my IROC!

                    • Steve says:
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                      @Jack Full of Hate, I was thinking of James Taylor and Jackson Browne, but I think they might be a cut above what we have here.

                      I know Grey likes The Eagles (as do I), so we better throw them in there.

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Steve, I have to draw the line there, they are up there with some of the most over-rated bands ever. And it Eagles, not the Eagles.

                    • Steve says:
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                      @Jack Full of Hate, Eh, that’s OK. I think we did pretty well to get this far on a venture of this magnitude to not have any creative differences.

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Steve, If it wasnt for god damn DonHenley we wouldn’t have this problem. As long as we can agree that Joe Walsh is a badass then this will work

                    • Steve says:
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                      @Jack Full of Hate, Yeah, we’re all good there.

    • Eddy says:
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      @Steve, I immediately dropped him. Don’t think he comes back before H2H playoffs end. It’s a shame how cobbled together his season has been.

      • Prezii says:
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        geez eddy, he got a 100 mph baseball off his face and ur worrying about his mediocre fantasy value..

        I watched that shizz and it was brutal. Im not surprised to hear it was bad.. theres just no way you take a shot lke THAT and walk it off.

        • Eddy says:
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          @Prezii, I know, I’m ashamed of myself. I can’t help it.

          • Prezii says:
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            @Eddy, thats what fantasy does to us.. and now im hearin straily might get the call so.. sorry mccarthy! That shit was brutal tho…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, wow, that’s bad…

  30. Eddy says:
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    Grey,

    Frazier or Pacheco in a 12-team OBP? Or wait a a few more games to see how often Dusty plays Frazier (played him over Rolen last night)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wait a few more games…

  31. Carnac says:
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    A pitch is now one of JZ’s 99 problems.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, it is…

      • Carnac says:
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        @Grey, …although a K ain’t one.

  32. Steve says:
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    Fucking Zimmermann. Why do I have to own every pitcher that is starting to wear down?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, Steve Magic…

    • Carnac says:
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      @Steve, You don’t by any chance own Wainwright, do you? Next early/mid-August, as a service to the Razzball community, you should consider doing a post listing all of your SPs.

      • Steve says:
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        @Carnac, Funny you should say that. I have him in a 16-teamer where we locked the rosters right after the mock…

        • Carnac says:
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          @Steve, Wow, nice. I like that. In my case, at least I would’ve at least gotten the last 2 weeks of production from Reynolds instead of just half a season-plus of suck.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          BTW, I saw your comment this morning. I went to Ppapwpnp, remove 2nd P on… I can’t talk about it because it’s a friend’s movie and it was only a rough cut, hoping it was a rough cut…

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey, Roger.

      • Prezii says:
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        @Carnac, haha such a good idea! His whole team though, not just pitchers! Razzball should have daily updates on Steves team! Like the reverse stream o nater..

        The Steve-O-Nater!

  33. Steve says:
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    Phew, Feldman. A little more efficiency going forward, if you don’t mind.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zimm really straighten himself out…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, He sure did.

        And Feldman decent enough but then robbed.

        • Steve says:
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          @Steve, But a Holland vulture win will make the hurt go away…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup…

  34. Jon says:
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    Grey, how high are you on Kris Medlen for 2013? Roughly, where does he sit in your pre-season top 300?

    Same question for Brett Anderson, if you don’t mind. And if you had to choose today, which one of those two do you keep (assuming cost is equal)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Towards the end… He needs a rotation spot… If he has one, he’s around 150… Anderson’s probably gonna be in the 150 range too… Maybe 120… Anderson’s the choice today…

  35. paulzone says:
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    i have all kinds of innings to use up in September…current staff:

    sabathia, verlander, sale, wainwright, medlen, niese

    can you pick top three to carry me through september…can’t stream (limited transactions left)…guess wins, ks, few losses, good avg and whip with some gipd mixed in would help (haha)…here’s the fa sp’s (feel free if you have a sleeper that isn’t on the list but widely avail):

    griffin, cj wilson, romero, holland, chacin, guthrie, stults, cobb, minor, davis, rogers, millone, lynn, phelps, sanchez, garcia

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wilson, Griffin, Minor…

  36. letsgobravos says:
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    Beltre with another freaking homer. En fuego!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hayzeus…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      How about LaRoche and Reynolds?

      • letsgobravos says:
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        @Grey, Yeah, they are killing it also. I almost grabbed Reynolds a couple of days ago. Problem was the only spot I had to start him was utility. Wish I had grabbed him now because he is knocking the cover off the ball. Will be interesting to see how long this hot streak goes.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hoping until October…

  37. Yer Yang says:
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    Thanks for reminding me my A.J Pierzynski has sucked for the last whatever, so would Lucroy be an upgrade for my H2H playoff matchup starting next week?

    As always great work…..stay classy senior mustachio!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, man! I’d go with Lucroy…

  38. Steve says:
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    C’mon Hosmer – you ruined Feldman’s start. Help me out with Holland here!

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, Ah bullshit. A triple to Kinsler. That will be that then. And my opponent has Adams. Double bullshit.

      • Steve says:
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        @Steve, Effing bullpen bullshit.

  39. Howard says:
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    Looking at my best roto team, the only guys left from the draft are Votto, Stanton, Beltre, Bruce and Madbum. Picked up Trout Apr 29th! Sheesh!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      All you need is Trout!

  40. Wilsonian says:
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    Who is this Mark Reynolds guy? Where did he come from?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heaven

  41. Steve says:
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    Sorry Nathan owners, but I need a meltdown here.

  42. Howard says:
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    btw Grey, thanks again for Betsy Brandt. She was great!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem!

  43. nick m. says:
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    Better DL stash for the playoffs in a 12-team points league where pitchers get 3 pts per inning pitched – Pettitte, Nova, or bleh to both?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bleh

  44. Steve says:
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    Casey Kelly gotta be worth a shot on Sunday at home against the Dbacks, right?

    Or do you prefer Joe Kelly v MIL?

    I could start both. They’re the two highest ranked (by SON) that are available…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go with both, Kelly first…

  45. Elijah says:
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    Once (twice??) for old time’s sake…

    MINI DONKEY!!!!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, yeah!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      For a second, it looked like everyone congratulating Mark McGwire after homer 60… The ball boy’s all work!

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