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Let’s get in the Wayback Machine. Back in March, Zsa Zsa Gabor was still alive, there wasn’t a legitimate Republican candidate for the White House and Desmond Jennings had loads of potential. Now stepping out of the Wayback Machine we realize those three things are still true. Time keeps on slipping and Zsa Zsa keeps on ticking. (<--Actual saying people say!) If you put on your Baseball Nerd glasses, you see Jennings isn't getting a lot of bad luck with his BABIP, which means his average may not skyrocket. Until he gets his Ks down, he may be a .250 hitter. Movie Trailer Voice, "Two brothers were raised without the means to even buy a baseball mitt, forcing them to use a corn husk tied together with an al dente piece of pasta. What they didn't know... They had a third brother who was a lot closer than they could have ever imagined." B.J., "Hey, Justin, it's your brother, Melvin.... Melvin Upton! You know how we both have unbridled enthusiasm from fantasy baseballers and upside that leads to major frustration...." Looks at Desmond on the field with a mitt tied together by capellini.... "Well, I think I found our long lost brother." What does seem way off is Jennings's HR/FB%. No way he's hitting more fly balls and none of them are going deep. There's also little to worry about with his speed. He's stolen 12 bases and only caught once. If you're looking to trade for a potential game changer, I'd give Jennings a whirl. If you're lucky, you have a 10/20 guy for the rest of the season. If you're not, well, you shouldn't have to pay much to acquire him. Anyway, here's some more players to buy or sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Bobby Parnell – If he does well, he could keep the job all year. Yes, that’s a big if. BTW, how come people don’t say it’s a small if something is very probable? Like, “I guess we’ll get donuts if Dunkin’ Donuts, a store that never closes, is open. Yes, that’s a small if.”

Jared Burton – Could be the closer into July. Yeah, that’s a pretty sturdy limb.

Chris Nelson – A source says Chris Nelson could get you a 10/5 season with good counting stats. The source is me.

Erick Aybar – Could people be down on Aybar in the non-sexual way because he didn’t do much the first two months? Yeah, mos def, Buzz Lightheaded, says the white kid who grew up watching Pixar movies and thinks he’s black. Aybar is batting over .300 in June… And that’s all the positives I have for him, but he could turn on the burners and have an 8 steal month.

Stephen Drew – Like the Diamondbacks organization, I have absolutely no faith in him. He’s had one good season his entire career and he needed 611 ABs to even get to 21 homers. He’s never passed 70 RBIs in a season, never accrued more than 95 runs and has yet to hit .300 over a full season. Well, that last point isn’t fair, because he’s only had one full season. If this guy was named Stephen Finklesmith, you wouldn’t even think about picking him up. He’s peddling on the Drew name and it’s not even that good of a name, unless you’re looking for a teenage detective. And, really, who the hell is trusting an amateur sleuth? If you’ve lost some prized possession, you’re turning to an 18-year-old? Are you paying them in a case of wine coolers? I’d grab Drew if I were desperate at MI, but you need to be reeking of desperation.

Jon Jay – He doesn’t have the upside of, say, Allen Craig. Or really most 4th fantasy outfielders. The Federalist is around a 10/10 guy with a decent average, but remember how he posed as Benjamin Franklin’s wife so their son’s fiancee’s parents wouldn’t know they were gay? That was admirable! Wait, that was The Birdcage.

Quintin Berry – In Single-A, he stole 55 bases. In High-A, 51 bases. In Double-A, 48 bases. In Triple-A, 2 bases. Huh? Oh, that was in four games. Yeah, HeRun didn’t get his name because he walks… Actually, he does do that too. SAGNOF! Or as they say in Latin America, E Pluribus SAGNOF!

Wilin Rosario – He’s on pace for 20+ homers. Wha’chu got at catcher?

Ike Davis – He’s on pace for almost exactly the same year he had last year, but his luck got sucked out of an airplane toilet. He could have a .260 2nd half with 10 homers and decent counting stats. Doesn’t sound like much until you look at A-drain Gonzalez’s year.

Norichika Aoki – Now has 4 homers and 10 steals and he’s playing every day. I have a random prediction: Aoki’s full season stats are gonna look okay and next March people are gonna draft him as a sleeper — Yeah, man, that Aoki can hit 15 homers and steal 25 bases with an everyday job! — then he’s gonna hit 1 homer and steal 1 base in April and people are gonna be like — Can’t believe I drafted that Aoki fella.

Luke Scott – Luke, you are my waiver wire fodder.

Tyler Moore – Showed a real nice bat in the minor leagues (9 homers in 28 games at Triple-A). His playing time is already a little murky and could get worse when Werth returns at the end of July. I see your upside, and I raise you a hot schmotato that will lose playing time in a few weeks.

Jose Quintana – Here’s over Quintana’s head. Then here’s the ceiling above him. Then here’s the roof. Then here’s the giant cat looking at the snow globe that your house is in and that’s where Quintana’s pitching. But, hey, while a guy’s hot, it can’t hurt.

Franklin Morales – Okay, that Burton limb was like being in a giant animated tree with a face on it that could hold your whole condo building. Here’s a weaker limb, Morales will be better than Beckett this year. He only has 34 2/3 IP under his belt, but his K-rate is over 9 and his walks are in check for the first time in his career. If he can continue to do that, not even Fenway or tough matchups could bother him. Basically, the love I had for Doubront that felt like it lasted all of two weeks, I have now for Morales.

Jarrod Parker – That cat peering in at Quintana? Parker’s the Bull Mastiff overlord that is making sure the cat continues to peer into the snow globe. Actually, that’s a clown analogy, bro. Let’s just say, Parker’s pitching beyond his means and at some point creditors are gonna come to collect, but that doesn’t mean he shouldn’t be owned.

Marco Estrada – His K-rate is pushing ten and his walk rate is under 2. That’s worth looking at in mixed leagues. Probably the K-rate will go down and the walk rate will go up once he’s started more games. So that’s deeper mixed league worthy. Four sentences, one hedge… Thank you, Fantasy Baseball College of Charleston!

Andrew Cashner – I just went over him this morning. Use your mouse like Michael Clarke Duncan.

Bud Norris – Everyone knows what Bud Norris is gonna give you, right? A 6 IP, 3 ER, 12 Ks gem or a 4 IP, 4 ER, 6 Ks game. Hmm, there’s some disparity there. Okay, so no one knows what Bud’s gonna give you, but he could give you a 6 IP, 3 ER, 12 Ks gem. I like dem odds! Though I’m not using the phrase “I like dem odds” correctly. Should’ve never gave my backspace key to Goodwill.

Tyler Skaggs – I could’ve put Danny Hultzen here. Either of them could be called up next. Or eye-thurr if Chingy’s reading. For this year, Skaggs could be better than Trevor Bauer. His walk rate is in check and his Ks are there. Only thing holding him back is the Diamondbacks.

Jonathon Niese – You better sit down for this. His K-rate is better than Kershaw and his xFIP is basically the same. I told you to sit down.

SELL

Chase Utley – He has a few things going for him. 1) Name value. 2) A homer in his first game back. 3) See C. 4) A young Pat Riley type swag. 5) Lots of history of good numbers to entice other people. But… That’s kinda the first reason again. 6) Hmm… He didn’t really have 5 reasons so 6 could be tough to get to. Now, going against him: 1) Heads and toes, heads and toes, he’s got no knees. 2) He hasn’t stayed healthy in three years. 3) See previous 3. 4) Who still pomades their hair? 5) Hasn’t been good for the last two years. 6) He’s a setback away from missing another month. 7) Reason six was kinda the same as reason two, so that’s all I have. If you got any water in that coconut of yours, you’ll trade him quick-fast. You didn’t just stumble into the 2009 Utley with 30 homers and 20 steals in an abbreviated season. You basically walked into the Waiver Wire bar, had two shots of Jameson and picked up Yunel Escobar. You don’t need to now take him home and sleep with him. Trade him to the lady that looks like Cindy from Auction Kings and go pick up someone else.

  1. CL says:
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    Grey:

    Morales or Masterson?

    Have a great weekend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morales… You too!

  2. chata says:
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    one LOUSY afternoon game today , and it’s in rain delay .

    my forecast shows the rain to let up by 3pm , periodically ,
    but the wind is still going to howl at a magnificent 5 – 6 mph ,
    for all of you wondering which side of the ship that you’re going to use to relieve yourselves .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks… I go starboard…

  3. Nico says:
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    BJ Upton or Jennings?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jennings

  4. Niceguybilly says:
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    Read your column every day but this is my first time writing in. 14 owner 10 player keeper league. Have been offered basically his Granderson and Kershaw for my Kemp and Matt Moore. Im in fifth and have a decent chance this year but can I really let go of arguably the best player in fantasy?

    Great job but unfortunately I can’t tell anyone about you or I would lose the advantage I have over my opponents.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d hold in a keeper…

  5. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Rosario or A.J. Pierzynski?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wilin

  6. herschel says:
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    @Grey: can start two of the following for next week in weekly roto league…which two do you like best?

    latos (@ sd)
    cashner (@ ari, vs cin)
    milone (vs sea)
    oswalt (@ cws, vs min)

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Milone, Cashner… Nice matchups though, tough calls…

  7. HotRod says:
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    Keeper League…these two would be on the fringe of potentially keeping next year for my team. No difference as far as round keeper value.

    Rasmus or BJ Upton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rasmus

  8. BSW says:
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    Jarrod Parker or Niese?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Parker

  9. Timbuktu says:
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    Drop Boesch for Berry or Nelson depending on needs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Berry

  10. Niq Castro says:
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    FraMo or Cashner? Both over Beckett?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not willing to lose Beckett yet… Cashner…

  11. Timbuktu says:
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    And you’d be ok with dropping Homer Bailey for Jared Burton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would

  12. Wilsonian says:
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    Picked up Bauer in my 8 team. It is a keeper, but we keep 5, and unless he summons his inner Nolan Ryan, I doubt he’s gonna be kept. Would you hang on to him or pick up someone like Niese, Norris, or Cashner, if I’m looking for stability for this year only?

    Next question: if you could have only 3 of these guys for the rest of the year, who would you have? Reynolds, Lind, Plouffe, Quentin, Scott?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cashner…. Scott, Quentin, Reynolds…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, Much obliged, sir. Think I should lose Lind for Cashner and Plouffe for Scott? Even if it is an OBPS league?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d do both

  13. Whip me says:
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    Hi Grey, which 2 of these 4 guys would you be starting this weekend?

    Rasmus
    Kubel
    Moobs
    Craig

    Thx, friendo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rasmus, Kubel

  14. Jon says:
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    Wilin, Avila, or Salvador Perez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wilin…

  15. MikeZ says:
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    Grey –

    Can you put these three pitchers in order for the rest of the season? Ubaldo, Wandy and Masterson.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh… Wandy, Masterson

  16. attgig says:
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    is trading away Utley for a closer good enough value? what do I ask for utley?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take a closer… Probably can get Cook…

  17. Horse says:
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    14 team. Weird keeper structure where I can keep Cashner next year in the 12th round and year 2 in the 7th round then cannot keep.

    Have been blown up this morning with teams wanting to acquire him.

    What value works?

    Cashner for Garza

    or

    Pujols or A.Gon. / Cashner

    Are these close? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Pujols…

  18. JoeBoo says:
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    Aoki, Rajai, or QBerry?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Berry…

  19. Prezii says:
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    What do i got at catcher? Welll i would have rosario if some mustached guy didnt tell me to go with J.P the strikout O.G! I kid, kid.. kinda.. you did but i never judge.. btw i liked that little rhyme you threw down on the last post.. there, theres a fuck you, and a compliment! Yu welcome!

    Anyways happy friday and im bullshittin..

    Rosario, perez or Avila? I know you were scerred off cuz of avilas injury bit he looks like thats behind him. No needs here.. just want a solid catcher. Is perez the real deal?? Or do i have those goggles on?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! Happy Friday… Rosario…

      • Prezii says:
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        @Grey, thank you good sir.

  20. BryanK says:
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    One more either/or for my crappy team. Rest of the way Utley or Espinosa?

    Thanks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Espinosa

  21. GeeJoe says:
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    Aoki or Angel Pagan?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pagan

  22. LobBall says:
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    Drop Alexei R. for either Aybar or Nelson at MI?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aybar for steals…

  23. Trevor

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    This makes me feel really good about selling Utley! Secretly, you did this for me. Shhh (pushes finger to your lips) BnY

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shh… BNY!

  24. #1 contenda says:
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    grey man,
    lahair dropable yo? or will power come back? is danny huddson done?

    respeckt

    got axelrod and mcallister on waivers in deep deep league. make the switch?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose Hudson for Axelrod

  25. Wilsonian says:
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    Thinking about trying to swing McCann and SP deal for an SP upgrade and picking up Wilin. What kind of value should I look for with McCann/Lester or McCann/Moore or McCann/Bauer or McCann/AJ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A number one… Greinke?

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, That guy has Posey and Yadi, so Greinke is probably out of the question. I’ll look around for some options. Thanks for the input.

  26. Dudley says:
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    I see you put Rosario over A.J. I have Wieters and need some pitching help. Would you drop A.J. for Cashner or Morales? 10-team H2H.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cashner

  27. Bill Lumbergh says:
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    Dear Greyabbey-
    I must have read your mind last Friday when I traded my Hommy “mmm flop” Tanson & Alex “Blame it on” Rios for his Jennings, Parker, and Latos (throw-in). It’s a 12 team dynasty league. Did I do okay? I need validation.

    Thanks!

    Sincerely,
    Your Over-The-Internet Friend

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did good

  28. Mennonite Sports guy says:
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    HEHEHEHE HAHAHHAHA I am cackling like a weird fiend!

    I have got a crazy story for you! This is hilarious!

    I am in an ESPN league (NOT that huge one). This league has a limit of 115 games started for starting pitching. It is rather stupid that there are 5SP and 4RP spots.

    Now get this. A few weeks ago I made this trade. I am FM3.
    FM3 traded Alejandro De Aza, CWS OF to Red Sox Fan
    FM3 traded Roy Halladay*, Phi SP to Red Sox Fan
    FM3 traded Chris Sale, CWS RP to Red Sox Fan
    ORCH traded Martin Prado, Atl 3B to Mennonites 3
    ORCH traded Zack Cozart, Cin SS to Mennonites 3
    ORCH traded Ryan Howard*, Phi 1B to Mennonites 3

    On the surface this looks like a killer of a deal for the other guy. There is one problem with that idea. The day the trade went through ORCH used up the last of his starting pitching games (He actually got two extra).

    Today, after some negotiations he offered me this, and I accepted.
    FM3 traded Wade Miley, Ari SP to Red Sox Fan
    ORCH traded Jonathan Papelbon, Phi RP to Mennonites 3

    This trade is fine for me because I only have 21 games left for starters and I have Hammel and Vogelsong. Vogelsong will only pitch for me if Hammel goes down.

    My pitching lineup, when the trade goes through, will be as follows.
    SP Nate Jones, CWS SP, RP
    SP Jason Hammel, Bal SP
    SP Wade Davis, TB SP, RP
    SP Charlie Furbush, Sea SP, RP
    SP Phil Coke, Det RP, SP
    RP Joel Hanrahan, Pit RP
    RP Santiago Casilla, SF RP
    RP Papelbon, RP
    RP Carlos Marmol, ChC RP
    Bench Jason Grilli, Pit RP
    Bench Ryan Vogelsong, SF SP
    Bench Glen Perkins, Min RP [Recent News]

    Now I have been trying to tempt the owner of Brett Myers with a trade. Today I offered him Furbush and Perkins. (That owner only has a few starting days left so I might offer Vogelsong and Perkins/Grilli and see if he is as silly as ORCH.

    What do you think of all this? Moral of the story, make sure you know what your league settings are!

    • chata says:
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      @Mennonite Sports guy,

      i don’t get it .
      i see fm3 trading away 3 guys ?

      who’s orch ?
      and who’s mennonites 3 ? (same as fm3 ??)

      guess you had to be there .
      but i do get the moral of league settings .

      • Mennonite Sports guy says:
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        @chata, Yes, FM3 is Mennonites 3. ORCH is Red Sox Fan.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, that’s pretty crazy…

  29. Anthony says:
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    @Grey or @anyone/everyone – Can anyone recommend a good fantasy alert website? Their is a few pitching prospects that are on the verge of getting called up any week now like skaggs/hultzen and i want to make sure I grab one if not two in the leagues that I am in….. Please let me know whats the best site for fantasy call ups

    • Carnac says:
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      @Anthony, I recommend the comment section on this site.

    • royce! says:
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      @Anthony, This site and rotowire

  30. Deadwoods says:
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    Would you drop any of these for Cashner?

    Parker, Oswalt, Niese, Bauer, Scherzer, Worley? (I’m holding Dickey, Morales)

    Another option would be to drop Rizzo from a strong batting line-up (I have Butler 1B). I’m curious what Rizzo can do, but not at the expense of a week pitching lineup compared to others in my 10-team Yahoo league.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Niese if you need Ks… Hehe, you said you were holding Dickey…

  31. Howard says:
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    Looks like we got the latter Norris today!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha…

  32. herschel says:
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    @Grey: non keeper, my latos and middlebrooks for desmond. have lawrie starting at third and need help with a more permanent tulo replacement than plouffe/evercab rotation. thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Desmond…

  33. The Talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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    any follow-up thoughts on Brandon Moss>? He’s obviously cooled down since your “buy” column a few weeks ago, and the A’s called Chris Carter backup today (i’m guessing to platoon against lefties).

    Try to hack him off on someone?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try to hack who off? Moss? Eh, he was only hot in Coors….

  34. Hoog says:
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    I have had Lorenzo Cain stashed away on the DL for quite some time now and was wondering what you’re expecting from him ROS. I saw he’s hit 2 home runs so far in his rehab stint, but his avg is at .194 through 31 ab’s. What are your thoughts on him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Light pop, some speed, okay average…

      • Hoog says:
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        @Grey, Potential to be a top 30 OF from the time he returns to end of season? Or is that too high of hopes?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Has that potential…

  35. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    in our continuation of a term for a colorado streamer….

    Am I rudy? that would explain waking up in Texas without my pants and not sure how I got there…I hope the real Rudy doesn’t get me for ID theft unless we are one in the same and live WestCoast!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Colorocker? Mtn.Mash?

    thats a tough one, I’m sure a witty commenter will give us something good.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, think we can do better still…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Denver Donko?

        Not quite…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hmm… Yeah, not quite….

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey, Coors Delight?

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey, Colobravo? As in he’s a …

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hmm… Not sure we got it yet…

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey, In honor of my favorite Rockie ever…BICHETTER

                I’m going to stream this guy, he’s in Colorado this week, which makes him Bichetter than usual!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha… That’s not bad, it’s in the running…

                  • Linda Richman says:
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                    Jake, My Fantasy Baseballer is playing in Col. that is Bichetter, I am a little vahclempt, topic FDR’s New Deal was neither new nor a deal…discuss

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha… Nice

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey, your approval is all that matters

  36. Anthony says:
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    @carnar: thats what im doing right now… im using peoples comments lol – but i havent gotten any feedback yet….

    • Prezii says:
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      @Anthony, good things come to people who wait.. patience young jedi..

    • Carnac says:
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      @chata, Twittering and Facebooking near the dugouts? Wait until someone tells Murray Chass! Seriously, someone please tell Murray Chass. He’s stuck behind a pile of old newspapers.

      • chata says:
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        @Carnac,

        what’s next ?
        multi-tasking while drinking beer and eating fried chicken ??

  37. chata says:
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    maholm handing it to the astro-nots , in the windy city .

    drop cashner for him ?

    • chata says:
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      haha .
      how come they don’t throw the ball-boy out of the stadium
      for fan interference ?

  38. P Lamb says:
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    5×5 12 team ROTO

    Ackley is my 2b and my OF is McCutch, Trout, Harper, Willingham, and have Ellsbury on DL

    Should I trade D Jennings for Cuddyer? Or hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Cuddyer…

  39. Mdgross says:
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    I didn’t understand the Niese’s ERA (3.55) being “basically the same” as Kershaw’s (2.74). Is that a statement about ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Did I say ERA? I mean FIP, will fix when I get home…

  40. azt says:
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    Hellickson or Cashner ROS?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hellickson

  41. Barry Waves says:
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    Stick with Logan Morrison or drop for Alfonso Soriano?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go with Soriano

  42. jaw says:
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    is maybin droppable in 12 team mixed leagues? hes currently on my bench and thinking of dropping to spot start hochevar tmrw

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He is

  43. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    8 teamer. Need to drop one: K Johnson, S Drew, Dee Gordon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drew

  44. Chillmodious says:
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    Who would you start tomorrow out of:

    Hochevar @ Minnesota OR Milone @ Texas

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hochevar

  45. Steve says:
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    Boo on Norris. I ordered 7 innings and 12 Ks with a side of run support.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, went the over way…

  46. Melvin Emanuel says:
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    @Grey

    10 team ESPN redraft with obp and xbh…

    1) Currently rolling with Kendrick at 2B. Hold or drop for KJ, Aviles, Infante, Espinoza, or Walker?

    2) Hold LaHair and R. Davis or drop for Hunter, Alvarez, Reynolds, Viciedo, JD Martinez, or Blanco?

    Thanks, friend

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hunter over Davis if you don’t need speed… Espinosa…

  47. Long Bawls says:
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    Kipnis/Casilla for Matt Moore/ DJ? He probably won’t go for it, but hey, The Secret tells me to put it out there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! Can get the trade if you don’t…

  48. Melvin Emanuel says:
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    Drop LaHair for one of the aforementioned players or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HUnter, Viciedo

  49. swingkungfu says:
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    so i have an offer that was sent to me.

    i’d be sending david wright and halladay and getting pedro alvarez, cliff lee and burnett in return.

    i always have a hard time gauging the worth of trades with batters and pitchers mixed in like this. the rest of my line-up is as follows:

    ruiz, teixiera, kipnis, plouffe, theriot, laroche, bourn, morse, revere, crisp, freese, viciedo, doumit and beckham. i have ellsbury and dirks on the DL.

    is that a fair trade? should i counter his offer and upgrade the hitting by asking for only one of lee/burnett? he has a plethora of good hitting. i’m near the top of my league in pitching stats, but dead last in runs, HR’s and RBI’s, which is why i’m so cautious sending wright off.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lee better than Halladay and Wright better Pedro and Burnett and Lee… It’s not great…

    • Long Bawls says:
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      @swingkungfu, Meh. You need hitting, trade for hitting. Tex, Morse and Laroche will give you more going forward, most likely. It’s a fair trade as of how people are right now, and I’d be looking to move Wright. But Pedro is an 0-for-22 away from waivers, and Burnett’s free 90 day trial deal with the devil might be coming to an end.

  50. matt says:
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    really? skaggs over hultzen and both over shelby miller? his recent outing could suggest he gets promoted before both, esp. if carp gets grilled

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Whoever gets promoted would bump up, but as discussed this morning rookie pitchers are risky…

  51. chata says:
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    @ Grey :

    your header just took a header into the left field stands , but held
    onto the ball .
    followed it up with a homer , in the bottom of the 3rd .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Huh?

      • Chillmodious says:
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        @Grey, What he meant to say was that prescient isn’t just a word Grey needs spellcheck to spell correctly: Jennings went deep. Apparently “next week” came early. Eff yeah!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah… Very nice…

      • chata says:
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        @Grey,

        i’m sure you’ll figure it out .

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, DJ just uncorked one…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sweet

          • TheNewGuy says:
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            @Grey, the messiah strikes again.

          • chata says:
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            @Grey,

            well , no wonder that you’re not watching .
            rays are lending their support to area little league teams that are
            running a promotion to “strike out grey” , wherein their fund-raising efforts are centered around raising money by giving people dye jobs .

            so , you’re safe . (in case that worried you .)

            to provide you with an analogy , and we all know how much you like analogies :
            do you remember jeter’s famous catch , where he went 2 rows deep
            into the stands on his belly ?
            well , jennings did the same thing …. only out in left field … prior
            to hitting the 2nd pitch home run .

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’ll have to look for the highlight…

  52. TheNewGuy says:
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    Fish swim, birds fly, Trout steals. Oh wait shouldn’t that be swims too?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I was waiting for him with my door open…

      • Chillmodious says:
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        @Grey, Leave a cup of wine on the table too… works with Elijah.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hope he likes Bum Wine…

          • Chillmodious says:
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            @Grey, Ha…mmmm, Bum Wine.

  53. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Lind HR.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHAHAHA I can’t win… I’m going delirious….

  54. chata says:
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    jennings … #2

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      There ya go…

  55. Chillmodious says:
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    DJ went deep again.

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @Chillmodious, Holy shizzcrap, Grey is a genius! Or psychic, one or the other…

      Nearly benched him over Revere aswell, thank god!

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @TheNewGuy, Just checked the game, off Verlander?! Wow…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You know how I knew he would? Matthew berry just said to drop him…

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @Grey, HA!!

        Unbelievable…

      • Chillmodious says:
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        @Grey, It makes perfect sense. I really really need Matthew Berry to tell people to drop Howie Kendrick.

        • TheNewGuy says:
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          @Chillmodious, And please Matthew Berry for the sake of all of us on Razzball, tell us to drop Zimmerman!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I like that idea!

  56. Poo Holes says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Next time you wanna wake up Des Jennings, make sure he’s in my lineup…in both leagues I own him in.

    Signed,
    Sonuvabench

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Signed,
      My Bad

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Poo Holes, Just call me Sonuvabench II…

  57. chata says:
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    a.j. piers …. with his 2nd , as well .

  58. chata says:
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    price …. 7 k’s thru 6 …. 68 pitches

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pretty impressive…

  59. Ronkonkoma says:
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    <3 D.J. <3
    (On my trapper too)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      All over it!

      • Chillmodious says:
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        @Grey, Mine has felt heart stickers surrounding his name, which I wrote in cursive with a glitter pen.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Mine is scratch and sniff stickers and they smell like success…

  60. Poo Holes says:
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    Hey thanks, Pierzynski. Did you know you were on my bench too? And special shout out to both The Adverb and Ervin Santana. I trusted you both in two leagues and you’re taking a hot, steamy dump on my ERA.

    Ugh, I need a beer or 2 or 15….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      There’s always tomorrow…

  61. TheNewGuy says:
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    WTF is wrong with Cliff Lee….brutal

  62. herschel says:
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    @Grey: have an open roster spot due to a recent trade. would like to pick up a pitcher, non keeper, roto league. who do you like best for the second half out of these options? detwiler, morales, skaggs, hochevar, c. richard, and zambrano?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morales

  63. TheNewGuy says:
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    Ouch Allen Craig.

    More like sonuvafullroster

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe

  64. Steve says:
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    Hill with a slam and legs? Don’t mind if I do.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Love that!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      How about Coors Correction?

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Hmmm. Not really feeling it. Don’t think we’re there yet.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, wasn’t sure either, it was Rudy’s…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey, Bichetter!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hehe…

  65. Trevor

    tggq21 says:
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    Grey, Is DJ a subscriber to this page? I’m pretty sure he read your buy/sell today. Shhh BnY!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He asked that I write this… Shh… BnY…

  66. a1rfann1ng says:
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    this weeks buy/sell looks weak, i see chris nelson went up 7% in yahoo leagues which 6 percent is all you.

    im sure you know but nieses 1.89 vs 5.94 day/night splits are worth mentioning, although they probably dont mean much

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nelson’s good in deeper leagues… He’s not a 10 team option…

  67. Steve says:
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    Griffin going ok in Arlington. Anything to see here?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d continue to stay away…

  68. Trevor

    Tggq21 says:
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    It’s a given to start Goldy against Lefties. Dude owns them

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good he owns someone…

  69. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    Regarding players I own:

    You list Harper as a “Sell” and I say “Nay, Grey.” I’m giving you a bogey on that hole.

    You list Beachy as a “Sell” and I manage to trade him a mere 3 hours before he gets injured. That’s a birdie for sure.

    You list Krispie as a “Sell” and I drop him… then he immediately gets hot. A par, since I was going to drop him anyway.

    So now you’re even par and listing Utley as a “Sell.” Why are you so intent on giving me agita? I’m not a crazy person; all I want is the numbers Michael Young is supposed to be giving me… something to balance Yoenis/Crapoli. Does he really need knees in order to shoulder those expectations?

    P.S. – How busted are the Real World females this season? TBC (token black chick) is ai’ght (or ai’aight… can’t remember which is better), but as a whole, oofa. Waiting for one of the others to announce they’re the second transgender cast member in RW history.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Utley’s not gonna play ever day, that alone is gonna hurt him, that’s if he doesn’t get hurt… They should’ve never showed Red with braces cause now I can’t get that outta my head when I see her…

      • Awesomus Maximus

        Awesomus Maximus says:
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        @Grey, Yeah, but Napoli doesn’t play every day either, and he’s batting .237. I figure they’ll make good bookends!

        Red with braces is a tough image to get out of your head… but so is her wide, flat man-ass. I’ve been thinking… as my daughter gets older, I’ll eventually have to stop watching. I wonder which it will be due to, though… guilt or embarrassment.

  70. bobbo says:
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    Someone in my 10-team roto keeper league dropped Utley. Do I use my #1 waiver to claim him (current 2b is underwhelming M Young and injured Altuve)? If so, drop which of the following:

    Liriano, Cashner, Bauer, Scherzer, Belt, Altuve

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Liriano

      • chata says:
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        @Grey,

        liriano’s had 3 decents starts in a row … milw , @pitts , chw .
        cashner beat the stro’s .
        bauer pitched 3 innings .
        cust kayin’ .

        none of them are keepers .

        but , utley ?
        come on .
        forgetabouthim .
        let him take a lap around the league .
        like chipper .

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s I’m kayin’…

  71. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Shouldn’t mention this, but Lind hit another HR.

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @VinWins, You’re shitting me? I just dropped him…plus I benched him on his last day on my team! GODDOUMIT!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh well

  72. Steve says:
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    Nasty sonavabenching from Lind…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sonavawaivers

  73. Jon says:
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    Who’s the most droppable in a keeper league:

    Espinosa, Kendrick, LoMo, Saunders, Zimmerman

    Think I could get much of value for any of them in a trade?

    • Jon says:
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      …like Luke Scott more than any of the above?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Saunders

  74. Steve says:
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    Do you have Belt and Rasmus ahead of Lind for the foreseeable?

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Steve, Rasmus seems to have cooled. Belt hasn’t done much lately either. I’d take Lind over Belt, but not over Rasmus. That’s just me, though. Belt might also get Bocheyed once Huff comes back.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I do…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hey, we just got married!

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, I can cook. What are you bringing to the table?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Fantasy knowledge, dur!

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey, A match made in heaven.

  75. Steve says:
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    Come on Balfour. Don’t do this to me…

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, I only need the Hold – get him out of there!

      • Steve says:
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        @Steve, That’s an expensive Hold.

  76. royce! says:
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    The analogy is not entirely apt, but I want to call Trout “Mini-Braun-ky.” Can I get a “hee haw”?!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like it!

  77. Wilsonian says:
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    Perez or Doumit? I’m leaning Perez. He hit another tonight. I know…I know…Popeil…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Perez is cool…

  78. ehhh... says:
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    trade liriano for lind?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent

  79. Poo Holes says:
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    Here’s the pathetic story of my night…after bitching and moaning about Des Jennings and Pierzynski going off for two homers each, I decided to go downstairs and have a couple Buds and watch the Sox. In between innings I would flip over to MLB Network, because that’s better than the X Games on the Four Letter Network. The Pirates-Cards game was on and I was forced to see highlights of both Garrett Jones and Alex Presley hitting home runs…both also on my bench. I bitched some more to my little brother who happened to be in the room, although he couldn’t give two craps about my fantasy baseball teams. I flipped back to the Sox to see Middlebrooks and Ross go back to back (I own both of them) then Nava homer, Ortiz double, then Salty homer. Suddenly I didn’t even care that i had 8 homers on my bench today (I’m multiplying Jennings by 2 cause I have him in 2 leagues) and I smiled.

    But now I just saw that Cozart also homered…on my bench. FMFBBL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      8 homers!?!? Wow, that’s sonavafuckinbench… I thought my night was bad because I couldn’t get in at an Arrested Development art show cause 8,000 nerds beat me there…

      • Poo Holes says:
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        @Grey, Jones, Presley, Pierzynski x2, Jennings x4, then Cozart technically makes 9. Not to mention Wainwright’s ERA was 12.60, Ervin Santana’s was 9.00 x2, and Cliff Lee’s was 11.57 x2.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, you win… Worst sonavabench ever!

          • Poo Holes says:
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            @Grey, June 29, 2012 will forever go down in infamy.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              It’s your Pearl Harbor Day…

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey, I saw previews for that art show all over the place but am still surprised that it was so crazy that you weren’t able to get in. Did everyone expect the cast to show up? Now that I think about it, the cast showing up wouldn’t be that farfetched. But still.

        LA is nuts.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Really? You saw flyers about it? I had no idea it was that publicized… Such a shizz show… People were waiting two hours to get in…

          • royce! says:
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            @Grey, Sorry, by “all over the place” I meant “all over the internet.” Places like Huffington Post, LAist, etc. Despite the publicity, I still think its nuts that many people showed up. It’s open for like a month, I assume.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              @royce!, Ah… Yeah, line was about 400 deep and the show was packed already…

  80. Eric Byrnes says:
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    Would you drop Bud Norris to stash Skaggs or Hultzen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold for now…

  81. letsgobravos says:
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    How’s everyone’s friday night going?

    Having one of my best week of the year on one team and I’m still losing in RBIs because my opponent has a ridiculous 40 RBIs already. I have a ridiculous 20 2Bs and I’m leading every other offensive cat, but its tight on BA and OBP. Should be an interesting weekend.

    In my other league, I’m leading a close matchup and going for my 8th win in a row and 10 straight weeks unbeaten. Just mentioning that should be enough to ensure I end up losing…haha.

    • Poo Holes says:
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      @letsgobravos, See #80….emoticon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I had a good Friday but feels like my first good day in a while…

  82. ruah says:
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    Howie Kendrick or Daniel Murphy??

    • ruah says:
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      @ruah, Separate but similar question: Middlebrooks or Kendrick

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Middlebrooks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kendrick

  83. Ronkonkoma says:
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    Jesus fucking sucks

  84. Poo Holes says:
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    Now that I’m losing my h2h matchup, I need a solid streamer for tomorrow. Is Latos @SF the best option over Milone vs TEX, Hochevar @MIN, Fiers vs ARI, Happ @CHC, Richards @ TOR, and Buehrle vs PHI?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, looks the best…

  85. Steve says:
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    Grey – I had to drop him for another streamer, but is Leake now a guy you hold on to? This would be in the ol’ h2h.

    Or did the Giants flatter him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold him for a little bit now…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Even with that haircut? Just seen him on Sportscenter.

        Sheesh.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Steve, I can get used to it…

  86. Matt says:
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    Furcal or Aybar going forward?

    Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matt, Aybar

  87. jeffjam says:
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    Hi Grey, looking for some advice. 12 team H2H mixed league 12 keeper league. I’d like to rebuild my team, specifically would like to dump Teixeira, Beltre and Cruz because Teix and Cruz are on steep decline and Beltre is soon going to be on one.
    Here is my plan, trade Teix + Cruz for Trumbo + Belt and Beltre for CJ Wilson. Trumbo would start at 3B, while 1B would by occupied by Goldschmidt, who I have on team. Would dump Belt cause he is worthless and I also have Rizzo. Given his start I will also probably dump him soon.
    Considering it is the keeper league, do you think I am losing that much of a value in those trades or would you rather use wait and see approach in hope someone will emerge sooner or later and let Teix and Cruz literally die on the team.
    Do you think Goldschmidt can be another Joey Votto next year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jeffjam, Goldy is not Votto… Votto’s a once in a decade talent… Tex and Cruz for Trumbo and Belt is too much, Beltre for CJ is just okay…

  88. TheNewGuy says:
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    Need some god damn power from A-Gone (not anymore it aint).

    Whats the lowest corner guys you’d trade him for. Am I crazy to consider Trumbo? So many CI guys I wouldn’t trade for Gonzo now if I owned them…

    You wouldn’t go as low as Freese/Moustakas territory right?

    Need his bat to ignite fast…

    • chata says:
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      @TheNewGuy,

      patience , grasshopper .
      he’s just getting his 1st base legs back under him .
      i’m not just hoping , i’m expecting a strong 2nd half from him .
      he’ll re-gain his confidence and his stroke .
      youkilis is gone and inter-leagues games are over .
      a couple of cervezas during the asb break , and he’ll be back to normal .

      btw … trumbo’s pretty darn good .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, I’d take Trumbo…I wouldn’t take the other two…

  89. MrHappyTime says:
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    Chris Nelson or Howard Kendrick ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MrHappyTime, Kendrick

  90. royce! says:
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    Padres demote Hundley and call up Grandal. Hopefully Grandal will get some ABs this time around.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @royce!, What do you think of him?

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey, I have little to go on, but he seems to be Yonder Alonso, but a catcher. Lots on line drives, lots of doubles, few HR (Grandal had 6 in the PCL this year, which is like -10 at Petco). Grandal, Alonso, and Headley seem to have similar approaches (LDs, good BB%), but I’ve heard that Grandal projects to have more pop, so he could be slotted in the middle of the lineup and provide decent R/RBI for a C. This year I’d pick him up in deep or 2 C leagues, but he could be in the second tier of C next year.

        If he can hit anywhere near as well as he has in the minors, his presence could be a boost to other Padres’ value. Hundley’s hit like .150 with RISP.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, that’s what I thought… Thanks for the break down… Padres should just get 3 aces and hope for 2-1 games…

  91. Scottie O. says:
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    Need a 2nd opinion on my last “add” for the week (only allowed 3 per week):

    got no one starting today, but thinking about spot starting Hochevar @ MIN.

    I would need to drop either Beckham or Kenrdys…but already got Plouffe & Alvarez currently occupying my CI & MI slots.

    Thoughts?

    • chata says:
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      @Scottie O.,

      don’t drop kendrys .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scottie O., Plouffe

  92. B.o.B says:
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    For today…Richards @ Tor, Fiers vs. Ari, Hochever @ Min? Or bleh on all 3…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @B.o.B, Hochevar looks okay there

  93. Jon says:
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    Any ETA on Skaggs? Is he a must-roster guy in mixed leagues once he’s up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon, Nope… Maybe end of July

  94. chata says:
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    @ Grey :

    man , i hate these kc double-headers .
    don’t mind putting moustakas in … even if i take my lumps .
    but , do i want to endure another 1-7 by hosmer ?
    do i ??
    just moved up from the cellar , in batting average , for a total of 2 roto
    points out of 14 .

    and on this dynasty team , i even picked up frenchy , a couple of days ago .

    of course , revere goes into the line-up , today .
    but i think i’m going to flip a coin , 100 times , to decide whether i use
    hosmer , or not .
    francoeur ? i don’t know .
    i just don’t know .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, How could Frenchy be available in a dynasty league?

      • chata says:
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        @Grey,

        i know .
        just picked him up on the 27th , and dropped russell (rp) .
        i’m in 4th …. 13.5 points behind the leader .

        the commish , who’s in 6th place , dropped frenchy on the 24th
        for the riot .
        i’m not asking questions , but i burned my #10 (!) waiver spot on him
        and am back to 14th .

        biggest problem is batting average (2 roto points) .
        decided to sit hosmer .
        but now it’s prolly frenchy and his 2 games over chris davis , who just broke out of an 0-24 slump , yesterday .
        my team’s ba is .253
        last place is .252

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Weird to drop someone like Frenchy in a dynasty league…

  95. Peter says:
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    Grey,

    Espinosa or Plouffe at 2B? Assuming I can’t trade for a better one, of course.

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Peter, Espinosa

  96. Jon says:
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    Like Estrada (vs MIA, @ HOU) or Richard (@ ARI, vs CIN) more next week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon, Estrada

  97. Jon says:
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    Salvador Perez is unowned in my keeper league. I have Posey so I don’t have a particular need for a C, but I’m wondering if he’s worth an add regardless (dropping, say, Saunders). Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon, Joe Saunders? Sure…

  98. Jon says:
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    (from above) Michael Saunders, not Joe.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh, you can drop him too…

  99. Poo Holes says:
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    I’m thinking about moving Carlos Santana for a 2B/3B combo. I picked up Sal Perez and I have A-Gon at first so I’m all set there. My 2B are Weeks/Walker and at 3B I have Aramis. Think maybe Santana, Aramis, and Lincecum could land me Hanley and Gio/CJ Wilson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take either of you can get them there…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      *of them

  100. chata says:
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    @ Grey :

    do you think beckett is going to “surprise” us and go 8 strong , tonight ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No, I don’t…

  101. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Yunel has been swinging the bat good the last couple days. Just hit a no-doubter.

    • VinWins

      VinWins says:
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      @VinWins, Jays hitting Richards hard.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Are you hinting I should pick him up to cool him off?

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
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        @Grey, Ha! Definitely not. I went to pick him up this morning, but seeing who else was available I ended up grabbing Daniel Murphy. Should have stuck with my plan.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I would’ve went Yunel over Daniel…

  102. chata says:
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    @ Grey :

    normally , i’d be hesitant about asking personal questions , but ever
    since you told the story of your ex , who shat in your bed , well , it’s
    kind of like giving us carte blanche .
    so , here goes :
    is cindy (auction kings) your cougar ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wish!

      • chata says:
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        @Grey,

        dude , her coca cola collection ain’t worth THAT much .

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha! She’s got a good eye for bargains!

  103. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Henderson Alvarez looked good for a couple of innings, but after a long wait in the dugout while the Jays scored 7 (25 minutes), he doesn’t look as sharp.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      At least he’s not hurt… Yet…

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
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        @Grey, Sailed through the 4th.

  104. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    People who join the Yankee fan club thingy get a limited edition Mariano Rivera bobble-head doll. I’m holding out for the even more limited bobble-knee version.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Awesomus Maximus, I’m waiting for the bobble Dickey doll…

  105. Mrobs says:
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    is it even worth owning lynn at this point? I couldn’t get any buyers all season, and now i just want to drop him.

    • Mrobs says:
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      @Mrobs, thinking about dropping Lynn for a DL’d McCarthy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mrobs, I’d hold on McCarthy…

  106. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Who is going home this weekend on food network star? I’m thinking the fake broad from Bobby’s team.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate, She’s so annoying…. For a cute broad too… What a shame… There’s a bunch of dead weight still… Grill next door, Marti, everyone on Giada’s team, Malcolm… Basically, everyone but Justin…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey, yeah its Justin’s to lose. I hope he wins, the food network needs something fun like Bitchin Kitchin on the cook channel.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          His restaurant sounds interesting too… Next time I’m in New York it’ll be a place I’ll mean to check out but won’t…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey, that would be too hipster for you

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Less hipster to go there… Definitely more hipster to mean to go there but not…

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey, haha…you’ve been to silver lake haven’t you

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Unfortunately…

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey, the experience will make you a better writer….sorry that was a very bad joke.

  107. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey, They have figured Lynn out and i still own him. I know i know, you told us before..but hey better late than never:

    Drop Lynn for Cashner, Niese, Norris or Morales? To be honest i dont trust Morales yet but i just throw him in to see what happens. ROS btw!

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Moscowitz, Cashner…

  108. Derrick says:
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    Does Lynn even make the All-Star team at this point?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Derrick, Nah, probably not…

      • chata says:
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        @Grey,

        the all DL-all-star team :
        tulo , longoria , ellsbury , mariano

        who am i missing ?

        • JonnyT says:
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          @chata, Crawford, Kemp, Halladay

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            @JonnyT, There ya go!

          • chata says:
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            @JonnyT,

            good ones .

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Halladay

  109. JonnyT says:
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    Is it worth droppin any of: Latos, Burnett, E Jackson

    To pick up any of: Masterson, Wandy, Nova, Liriano, Hughes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not right now…

  110. crock says:
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    Would u trade greinke for longo? What about cruz for dunn?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cruz for Dunn is okay if you need power and have average to spare… I wouldn’t trade Greinke for Longo, it is fair though…

      • crock says:
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        @Grey, gotcha on the greinke trade. As far as the cruz/dunn trade heres my offense:
        1b. pujols
        2b. craig
        ss. reyes
        3b. lawrie
        Of. cargo, cruz, swisher
        utl. hosmer, revere (until ellsbury gets back)
        We count avg, r, hr, rbi, sb, obp

        • crock says:
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          @crock, also santana at catcher

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @crock, You don’t need Longo, especially not for Greinke… I don’t see why you need Dunn either…

          • crock says:
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            @Grey, ok thanks you the man

  111. chata says:
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    and , of course , hosmer got a hit ,
    but none for frenchy or moustakas .

    clown statement ==> both go 3-4 tonight , with rbi’s and eberything .

    • chata says:
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      @chata,
      eberything ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, Eberything is eberything

  112. chata says:
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    who experiences a meltdown : strasburg or minor ??

    111 degrees on the field , for the start of the day , in atlanta .

    • chata says:
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      to answer my own question …. it was strasburg , after 3 innings !!

  113. Mookie wilson says:
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    Cliff Lee over/under for his final line?
    Era- 3.8
    Whip- 1.15
    W- 6

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mookie wilson, Under, under, over

  114. TheNewGuy says:
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    Dunn for Altuve who wins?

    OBP league, but I do have lots of power and Craig to come into my lineup for Dunn, whereas I need speed and am dying at 2B (R Weeks and Ackley).

    Worth taking Altuve?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Dunn

  115. Wilsonian says:
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    Best SP tomorrow? Maybe pick two. Just chasing wins for the week.

    Vargas vs. Bos
    Doubront @ Sea
    Wandy @ Chc
    Masterson @ Bal

    • Long Bawls says:
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      @Wilsonian, Doubront. Maybe Wandy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vargas, Doubront

  116. Herschel says:
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    Votto removed from game….any word??

    • Herschel says:
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      @Herschel, Joey Votto was removed from Saturday’s game in the fifth inning as a precautionary measure due to inflammation in his left knee.
      Reds fans and Votto owners can breathe a collective sigh of relief. At the moment, it doesn’t sound like anything that will require a trip to the disabled list, but be sure to monitor the situation closely when setting lineups for next week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What, no?!

  117. Long Bawls says:
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    He accepted my Kipnis & Casilla (sounds like a buddy-detective show canceled after 3 episodes and a rare joint boycott by the ADL and La Raza) for his Matt Moore and DJ! Now for the all-important decision to rejoice or weep.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair…

  118. Derrick says:
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    Latos has a 1 hitter through 7 right now with 6K’s and 0 BB’s.

    His WHIP is down to 1.24. That surprised me.

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @Derrick, He obviously just doesn’t like grey…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh

  119. TheNewGuy says:
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    Stanton/Aceves for Cano?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stanton

  120. Steve says:
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    Hochevar is an effing prick. He’s been great lately, but is getting shelled today by the effing Twins – right when I needed a good outing to get ahead in ERA.

    He has NEVER been any good when I’ve streamed him. Never.

    Useless bastard.

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @Steve, He is a useless bastard…always lets you down when you think he’s ‘figured it out’.

      I never touch him for streaming anymore, even in my 16 teamer, never.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, ugh….

  121. d2bnz says:
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    This trade showed up in one of my leagues and I couldn’t nail a winner, any opinions??

    Dread Pirate and J Niese vs RA Dickey and Chris Davis.

    Trade was proposed by R.A.Dickeys owner so I assume he has little or no belief in him going forward.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair… Mcutchen…

  122. Chillmodious says:
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    Rizzo, to warning track: “I don’t need to talk to you, Jerky”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!….

  123. Trevor

    tggq21 says:
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    Grey, Pick two for a spot start tomorrow

    R. Nolasco vs Phil
    Floyd @ NYY
    Arroyo @ SF
    Smyly @ TB
    Collmenter @ Mil
    Matusz vs CLE
    Pomeranz vs SD
    Bedard @ STL

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arroyo…. Nolasco

  124. TheNewGuy says:
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    No Scott around so got a prospect question for ya Grey, hope you can help.

    N Castellanos or Parker in a keeper league. Looking for best overall player not necessarily for next year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Parker …

  125. letsgobravos says:
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    Fuck. Plouffe has been cold so I left him on my bench today for his double header. Of course he goes off with 2 2bs and a homer.

    Team is still knocking the cover off the ball today and has been all week. 12/29 with 11 runs and 9 RBIs today. 22 2bs, 12 HRs, 37 RBIs .358/.400 for the week…and I’m still losing RBIs by 6 to a guy who has 8 homers and has a 60 point lower average.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You are gonna get tomorrow

  126. letsgobravos says:
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    …and add 47 runs for the week to that. Definitely my best offensive week of the year. Just had to run into a guy who’s going to have 50+ RBIs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Love the enthusiasm….

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey, It may be slightly forced. When I was a teenager, a science-nerdy friend told me that if you smile, your brain will produce chemicals that will actually cause you to be happy. I still have no idea if this is correct, but feel that it has helped with being a Seattle and now San Diego fan- the combination made my eyes bleed…Cash[ner] rules everything around me!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @royce!, I think that’s Dale Carnegie…

          • royce! says:
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            @Grey, Oh yeah, it was… not really working as planned, though; I’ve only mastered the ability to influence people to avoid my presence.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              See, I can win under the influence friends…

              • royce! says:
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                @Grey, Ha! Nice!

                I have plenty of those, but I call them “clients.”

  127. letsgobravos says:
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    Tied on saves for the week and both Street and Valverde had 4 run leads…crap. Add that to the fact that I forgot to put my closers back in my lineup on monday and missed out on 2 saves and I’m going to be pissed if I end up not winning the cat for the week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @letsgobravos, Dah

  128. Steven says:
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    Grey-

    For this year would you drop Harper for any of these outfielders?

    Jennings,Stubbs,Ichiro,Maybin, Morrison,Ross or Frenchy?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t…

  129. Rob says:
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    Hey Grey could ya rank these catchers for the rest of the year?

    J. Montero, W. Rosario, S. Perez, Y. Grandal

    Quickly losing patience with Montero and I may dump him for one of the other 3

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rob, Jesus, Wilin

  130. Dynasty league I could pick up either Johnny Cueto or Chris Sale via trade– do you think either one is a solid pickup man also Chis Sale has that crazy windup and has minor arm problems early in the year – does that scare you Grey – what scares you grey ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mr Baseball, Yeah, I think Sale’s gonna be a beast if he avoids injuries…

  131. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Is Cashner worth the hype the fantasy circles are giving him? I’m getting a lot of trade offers for him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate, Trades of what?

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey, trades, been going back and fourth. got elvis and McDonald for Bryce and Cash on the table. I’d be getting elvis.

    • @Jack Full of Hate, He might not give you 9 innings but I would take the 6 innings he gives you – 100 mph and throws stikes in that ballpark – I see lots o K’s in your future as an owner of him -

      • @Mr Baseball, Let ask – Miss Cleo

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @Mr Baseball, whatcha mean maaan. he need to pays his 2.99 beore Miss Cleo tell hem aneeethang

  132. Steven says:
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    Grey-

    Would you trade Lester and Youk for Beltre?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steven, Yeah…

  133. Horse says:
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    14 team. Just acquired Jennings for Ike. How did I do?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Horse, Nice!

  134. smegma says:
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    Norris or Westbrook?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @smegma, Norris

  135. Josh says:
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    Grey, in a 5×5 (OBP instead of AVG) 1 C keeper league, $265 budget, standard ESPN positions.

    Keeping a player adds $5 to salary. I’ve got one B slot for a keeper. Are either Skaggs or Grandal worth keeping for $5 next year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Josh, Yeah, they could be…

  136. Steven says:
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    Grey-

    Would you trade Colby Lewis/Bryce Harper for Freese/Victorino?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steven, Nah

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, Nice clip

  137. TheNewGuy says:
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    Hi Grey think you missed out my comment from above, well prospects have been added now so here it is:

    A Dunn and T May (prospect) for J Altuve and N Castellanos (prospect).

    I need speed and am dying at 2B (Ackley and recently R Weeks ugh), I also don’t really need Dunn anymore as got a lot of CI guys. Is an OBP league, but im still slightly worried that Dunn could go ice cold again.

    Worth the shot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Nah, don’t like it

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @Grey, Think I need more? I still dont think Dunn’s back, hes been abysmal recently and is striking out even more than he ever has before.

        Plus Altuve’s cheaper ($3) compared to Dunn ($6), so should be a better keeper for the future.

        I think its pretty solid, tried getting Parker/Yellich instead of Cast but he wasnt budging so think im gonna go with it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @TheNewGuy, I didn’t know he was $3… Go for it…

          • TheNewGuy says:
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            @Grey, Cool man, always good to get the Grey seal of approval!

  138. TheNewGuy says:
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    Also different league but Trout/Clippard for Cano?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Cano

  139. jeffjam says:
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    Grey, who do you think has a better shot to be a 100/30/100 threat, Goldschmidt or Rizzo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jeffjam, Goldy

  140. TheNewGuy says:
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    Grandal over Doumit?

    GodDoumit’s been pretty yawnstipating recently.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Sure, try him…

  141. Carl Spackler says:
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    Howdy Grey,
    5×5 h2h Jeff Smardzija or Cashner? Also someone dropped Parnell should I pick him up and drop Capps? Do you think Capps even gets the job back?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Carl Spackler, Cashner… Lose Capps for Parnell…

  142. DEEP THOUGHTS

    In my dyanasty league I have Ryan Howard – not sure how many good years are left in him and he coming off an injury – do you think its time to move him or do you thing I can enjoy 3 more seasons of 30 homeruns 120 rbi’s

    If I am trading him for a young pitcher – could you maybe name 1 pitcher for instance you would want for value for him and I will use that player as a guideline in trades – for instance Jon Lester – if you are thinking an upgrade here who would be the next grade up man

    its really a 10 keeper league so if I take 3 NA players they would be killing me just hanging around

    I could go for a hitter for him also but no one trades hitters – they all have no trade contracts

    Next Man – Sales – he might want 2 closers for him and I have good ones if I may say so

    Jonathan Papelbon and Kenley Jansen and also Drew Storen which is a hard sell at this point – I think in most cases starters out last closers
    and if you are a fast typer you can get lucky picking up closers

    here are the pitching stats in league

    Wins (W), Saves (SV), Strikeouts (K), Holds (HLD), Earned Run Average (ERA), (Walks + Hits)/ Innings Pitched (WHIP), Strikeouts per Walk Ratio (K/BB), Quality Starts (QS) Thank you man

    I am Mr Baseball and I appove this post

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mr Baseball, Lester’s fair… Maybe Gallardo… I’d trade those two closers for Sale… Ha!

  143. EG says:
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    I’m currently in the process of trying to move a closer for Ian Kennedy. I have Putz, Soriano, Johnson and Janssen. Two questions:

    1. Is Kennedy a good buy low candidate in your opinion?

    2. Balancing my own desire to give up the worst of my closets vs proposing a fair deal, which of my four closers would you try to move?

    Thanks…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EG, 1. Yeah, but depends what you’re giving… 2. Putz, Janssen, Johnson…

  144. letsgobravos says:
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    Grey…our beloved baby jesus has been pretty terrible for the last month. He’s been sitting a lot also which makes matters even worse. How much time should we give him to turn it around?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @letsgobravos, I’d give him to end of July…

  145. Grey's da man! says:
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    Dead last in runs, avg and SB’s. OF consists of Braun, Bruce, Cruz, Rasmus and Revere. Would you trade Cruz for Bourn?

    What kind of trade would you look at with those guys? Other guys with trade value would be Asdrubal and Cano

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would take Bourn there if I needed steals…

      • Grey's da man! says:
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        @Grey, didnt bite. What about Asdrubal plus a small piece for Elvis?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure, if you need steals…

          • Grey's da man! says:
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            @Grey, trade accepted – asdrubal for elvis straight up! cmon elvis, get me out of the runs and steals gutter!

            • Grey

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

  146. TheNewGuy says:
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    Round draft position for Trout next year? He’s been pretty darn studly so far, dare to say is he 2nd round material going into next year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Late 2nd in 12 team leagues at this point…

  147. Herschel says:
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    @Grey, if votto has to miss some time next week who do you like best for his replacement?

    Rizzo (4 @ atl, 3 @ nym)
    Lind (4 vs kc, 3 @ cws)
    Moore (3 vs sf, 3 vs col)
    Carter (3 vs bos, 3 vs sea)
    Murphy (3 vs phi, 3 vs chc)
    Colvin (4 @ stl, 3 @ was)

    Thanks. PS had the $12 salad at chego last night and asked the guy working the counter where they came up with the name for it….he just played dumb.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I bet he did! Rizzo…

    • royce! says:
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      @Herschel, That’s awesome. I hoped you got the donkeycorn entree and finished off with a brain freeze.

  148. Hey Joe says:
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    Trying to acquire some pitching depth and have been offered his James Shields for my Alex Rios? Is this a buy low on Shields?

    Replace Rios with Aoki, Bourjos, Nava or Colvin?

    Drop Gee or Ubaldo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Shields… Aoki for now… Ubaldo…

      • Hey Joe says:
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        @Grey, Thanks!

  149. vinko says:
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    To all of our friends up north, Happy Canada Day! aye

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Have a good one, Vin!

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
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        @Grey, Thanks! And I just want to say the clearness for your publish is simply spectacular and that i could think you’re a professional in this subject.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @VinWins, Thanks!

          • Howard says:
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            @Grey, Let’s hear it for Nick Capozzi!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha! Indeed…

  150. Grey's da man! says:
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    Frenchy or Belt?

    • Grey

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

  151. C.O.C. says:
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    In the upcoming week, do I start a cooling Brandon Belt or Krispie, who finally remembered how to hit for a bit of power this week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @C.O.C., Krispie

  152. C.O.C. says:
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    Also, would you start Utley or Beckham at 2B?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @C.O.C., Utley

  153. Wilsonian says:
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    Freeman or Ike?

    In a shallow league (ya know, the 8 teamer) is it time to cut bait on McCann for Rosario? He’s straight killing me. While Rosario is out there producing. I doubt anyone would pick him up, and I’m not sure I’d really care if they did.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, Freeman… I wouldn’t cut McCann…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, How much longer would you put up with suckitude?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Wilsonian, The season…

  154. Steve says:
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    Well, I hope you’re all enjoying what you’ve had from Zimmerman and Hosmer this week. Those two have probably cost me my H2H matchup.
    #nothappy

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, Apologies for the tone. But seriously? Those two bastards do nothing all year – until this week?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Steve, I know… So effin’ frustrating…

        • Steve says:
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          @Grey, Meanwhile, my guys are 5/27 today with ONE Run, ONE Steal, ZERO Home Runs and ZERO RBIs.

          Leading all week, losing 8-4 now. FFS.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            @Steve, My hitting’s picked up a little recently without Zimmerman, but I’ve also had a lot of dead air with guys not playing…

            • Steve says:
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              @Grey, I just can’t string two good weeks together in the ol’ H2H.

              That Rasmus bomb got me back to 7-5 down, but really needed a steal and/or Marshall to get lit up there.

              That Hochevar start really killed me yesterday, and I got no favours out of sitting J-Zimm in Coors or Milone in Texas this week either.

              Starting to wonder if I shouldn’t just start ‘em all in H2H…

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                And just when you go that route guys will get bombed… Those weren’t great starts to be sending those SPs out there…

                • Steve says:
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                  @Grey, Yeah. I know you’re right of course.

                  • chata says:
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                    @Steve,

                    you “sat” the week away ?
                    that must be a hollow feeling .

                    give me the kid that goes down swinging .

                    • Steve says:
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                      @chata, Nah. That Balfour Hold has got me back to 5-6 and when it’s that close, there’s any number of things that cost me the week.

                      Some of them are even my fault…

  155. Steve says:
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    Run, Belt! Run!

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, Run, Bruce! Run!

      • Steve says:
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        @Steve, No – not a single! Steal third Bruce!

        • Steve says:
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          @Steve, Jesus. This might be exciting for the Reds, but i needed a steal!

          Steal home, Bruce!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            @Steve, Ha!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            @Steve, Damn, realize I just lost my Vogelsong win.

            • Steve says:
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              @Grey, Booo.

  156. grey you would trade any combo of these two relief pitchers Jonathan Papelbon – Kenley Jansen – Drew Storen – to get Sales – Man I just have to hear this again – Its a real tough move for me – this is not kid stuff – I need a drink – get me a yoo hoo – the 1968 version when it was really good – some will never know that taste

    • @Mr Baseball, 10 player keeper league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mr Baseball, I would trade one of the first two and include Storen if he wants… Yoo-Hoo was best between October and December of 1968, will never be the same.

      • chata says:
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        @Grey,

        are you admitting to being over 50 years of age ?
        sounds like bs .

  157. thurman says:
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    12 team mixed league..

    would you rather have arencibia, rosario, or grandal for the rest of the season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wilin….

  158. Rich says:
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    J Zimm or J Johnson…?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zimm

  159. Eddy says:
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    Grey,

    Gotta prep for my next H2H match. I’ve owned R.Weeks for a week and a half. Been very blah.

    Do you prefer any of: Amarista, D.Murphy, Jose Lopez, R.Tejada, Elliot Johnson instead?

    And for 3B. seeing as how both Alvarez and Middlebrooks got hurt today: Betemit, Chipper, McGehee, Murphy, Headley.

    12-team OBP.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not over Weeks…Alvarez is playing Monday… Betemit…

  160. Elwood blues says:
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    Need to drop an OF. Bernadina or Ankiel?
    Too bad I can’t drop both.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ankiel

  161. royce! says:
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    And now for today’s installment of “royce!’s Believe it or Not!”: Wilin Rosario has a nearly .200 higher OPS on the road.

    Spooky!

    • royce! says:
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      @royce!, Even weirder, Kip Wells shut down the Rockies at home.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Did you watch Girls? Should watch it On Demand… Really good…

        • royce! says:
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          @Grey, I have not. I’ll give it a shot. I like girls. And the band, Girls. And the song, Girls. And the other song, Girls Girls Girls. And the other song, Some Girls.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            This will be added to the list!

      • Steve says:
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        @royce!, Who’s the next guy to come back from the dead? Kris Benson? Victor Zambrano? Daniel Cabrera?

        • royce! says:
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          @Steve, Ha! How about Manny Parra? Oh wait, he’s just on life support… Too bad Ben Sheets is nit available.

          • royce! says:
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            @royce!, not, nit nit. NOT. Freaking ipd

            • royce! says:
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              @royce!, IPAD!

          • Steve says:
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            @royce!, Jesse Foppert.

            • royce! says:
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              @Steve, Sterling Hitchcock? They could have a throwback rotation.

              • Steve says:
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                @royce!, Great name. Almost rolls off the tongue as nicely as Ferguson Jenkins.

                As to why some guy from New Zealand even knows the name Ferguson Jenkins – I can’t answer that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Weird and weirder!

  162. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    cashner and harper for elvis and mcdonald?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harper… It’s fair… Could see taking Andrus if you need steals…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey, already taken

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey, has anyone topped bichetter?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

  163. Grey I would have to give him Jonathan Papelbon and Kenley Jansen to have any chance of getting (SALES) 10 man keeper league – he does not want Drew Storen

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Do it…

  164. Steven says:
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    Grey-

    Beltre is going to cost too much and can get Freese for cheaper. Who would be a fair pitcher from this group to offer for Freese?

    Parker,Fister,Lewis,Cashner or do i need someone more like Lester,Gio,Bum?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Any of the first four… Lester would be as high as I’d go…

  165. nightpandas says:
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    Rizzo too much to give up for Oswalt. I keep 7 and may keep Rizzo but I need pitching this year…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, too much…

  166. nightpandas says:
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    Quintana or Skaggs over Cobb?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Quintana

  167. Steve says:
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    Any of these jokers you’d rather have in your Util spot than Belt? 12-team H2H, OBP as well as AVG…

    Betemit
    Delmon
    Dn Murphy
    Plouffe
    Colvin
    Aoki

    • royce! says:
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      @Steve, Get with the Plouffe-gram! He has 3 HR in his last two games. And his OBP is nearly .400 for June, presumably because pitchers have started pitching around him.

      • Steve says:
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        @royce!, Love the Plouffe! Actually had him on my team until Thursday, when it looked like the fun was over and I dropped him for Nelson for a one-day rental.

        I guess the thing Belt has over him is a bit of speed – I’m relying on a little from a bunch of guys on this team at the moment…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Plouffe might be getting hot again… I’d stick with Belt for now though, praying Bochy starts him every game…

  168. AnotherFalstaff says:
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    @Grey – Currently rolling with Middlebrooks while I wait (and wait) for Longo. Pedro or Plouffe the Magic Dragon Instead? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold….

  169. Steve says:
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    Please let Balfour come out for the 8th.

    And let him get through it without difficulty.

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, He’s got the Hold. Get him out of there!

      • Steve says:
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        @Steve, About time someone listened to me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not bad…

  170. mikeZ says:
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    Weekly lineups league — 12 team 5×5, would you go with 2-start Homer bailey @LAD, @SD or Wandy v MIL as your last starter?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bailey

  171. 10 man keeper league – I own – Brandon Beachy and Cory Luebke – would you hold on to any of them as a keeper – drop them now – advance to Go collect $200 – as you can see it time for me to get serious in that league

    • Grey

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      I’d lose both

  172. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    As the Plouffe bandwagon fills up, just remember that my daughter has been driving it since she was 1… she’s The Plouffenosticator!

    • royce! says:
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      @Awesomus Maximus, I give credit where credit’s due.

      As of today, my 5 month old has started to eat solid food…I’m sure she will be producing some solid plouffes soon…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! I’m gonna add those wavs this week…

    • Steve says:
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      @Awesomus Maximus, Does he sing ‘Take Me To The River’ when you switch him on?

      • Awesomus Maximus

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        @Steve, Not the ballpark giveaway version, but the one you can buy through MLB.com sings “Sitting on the Dock of the Bay.”

        • Steve says:
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          @Awesomus Maximus, I can’t wait to see the companion Bass and Carp versions.

          Not to mention the classic Bream re-issue.

    • royce! says:
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      @Awesomus Maximus, That’s brilliant! What’s coming out of his head, though?

      • Awesomus Maximus

        Awesomus Maximus says:
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        @royce!, The body is from a Sega Dreamcast game called Seaman… Didn’t feel like putting in the work to remove its forehead nob.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s so awesome….

      • Awesomus Maximus

        Awesomus Maximus says:
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        @Grey, And I don’t even want anything for it! I was inspired by your generosity with Karaoke Cab and Adult Baby Tees. Maybe I’ll let ‘em take me to dinner at Mendy’s… I hear their swordfish is the best in the city, the best!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wonder if we can combine karaoke cab and this singing Trout. If you’re alone in the cab, you get accompaniment with the fish…

      • Awesomus Maximus

        Awesomus Maximus says:
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        @Grey, Speaking of Seinfeld… was the “unbridled enthusiasm” line in this blog entry a shout out to Billy Mumphrey?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha… Nope…

  173. slojup says:
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    i was offered Cook and D. Robertson for Posey. am i accepting that trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, that’s a do…

  174. Wilsonian says:
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    This deal just went down. I know there’s no collusion. I’m the commish, so I just sent it through. But Jesus, I’d like some opinions.

    Team A gets: J. Santana/Dickey
    Team B gets: AGon/F-Her

    • @Wilsonian, – hey man someone likes Dick what can you do

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Mr Baseball, Well played. It’s a keeper, too, so that makes it a little worse. Plus the guy that got F-Her is chasing me, so that adds to my anger.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bleh, but what ya gonna do?

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, I know. Just looking for opinions. Didn’t think I was missing anything. Not too happy, but I’ll just kick some ass anyway.

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Wilsonian, that’s a pretty whack deal. I don’t think Santana finnishes the year and I think the DICK will go limp later. You either have a blind Mets fan or stupidity. Either way just find a way to beat them regardless of the bullshit deals they make.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Jack Full of Hate, I’m right there with you. Team B won that deal…and it’s not close.

  175. Otis Nixon's Face says:
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    I am using Jesus as my catcher. Someone just dropped McCann, should i use my #1 waiver priority to claim him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, go for it…

  176. Steve says:
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    Been rocking Espinosa at MI in the 9-team keeper. Time to swap him out for Al-Ram, Simmons or Elliot Johnson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold…..

  177. Steven says:
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    Grey-

    Owner rejected Parker/Fister/Lewis/Cashner for Freese…….Offered Lester and told him thats as high as I would go. Would you make that same offer Lester for Middlebrooks? or rather Freese

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Freese

  178. Steve says:
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    Can I please have one for the 9-teamer tomorrow?

    Bald Jim v LAA
    Richard @ ARI
    Big Z @ MIL
    Bailey @ LAD

    Chur.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bailey… Grr…

  179. Letsgobravos says:
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    Jesus has 1 RBI in the last 30 days. Thats pretty staggering. The next lowest on my roster is 12. I know I already asked about dropping him as a general idea, but would you lose him for Willin? No one is going to pick Jesus at this point so I could always get him back if he starts to hit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t but if you really need to do it, I can understand it…

  180. ThE sHiT says:
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    @Grey: Who is the drop, Latos, Bauer, or Parker?

  181. Keith says:
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    Who has a better second half: Aoki or Jennings?

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