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Given the plum matchup of the Nationals for his first Sawx start, John Smoltz turned the opportunity into prunes with a 4-run 1st inning. But then he started shaking off the rust and gave up only 1 ER and 3 hits in the next 4 innings. So what can be expect from Ol’ Smoltzy? His move to the AL is a blessing and a curse – a blessing in that many of the hitters haven’t faced him and a curse in that it’s the tougher league. His velocity was good given it was his first start (hitting 93+ MPH on the fastball) and his slider and split-finger had some bite. If he stays healthy, he’s definitely worth rolling the dice on. But you may want to sit him during bad matchups until he has a couple good starts under his belt.  Anyway, here’s what else we saw in fantasy baseball:

Geovany Soto – Was reported that he tested positive for marijuana in the WBC.  Going, Going, Ganja!  To be blunt, Soto had an awful start.  He stunk up the joint.  He left his owners hungry.  Now, he’s smoking like he’s hitting .420.

Russell Martin – If Soto was on pot, what has Russell Martin been on?

Jake Fox – HR yesterday.  Fox is worth owning while DH’ing.  He’s crazy like a fox, which is much better than crazy like a Milton Bradley.

Magglio Ordonez – HR yesterday after he shaved his head.  Hey, it worked for Bruce Willis.

Ted Lilly – 6 IP, 6 ER.  Did show up on the list of pitchers who may be in for a correction.  I think he’ll be okay, but he’s not an under 4 ERA pitcher.  You knew that, I knew that.  Let’s move on, shall we?

Johan Santana – 7 IP, 1 ER.  Take that Rick Peterson!

Matt Kemp – 0-for-6 with 4 Ks as he batted 5th.  C’mon, Torre, bat him ninth!

Casey McGehee – HR yesterday as he bats .389 in the last week.  After the game, Zobrist tossed him his jersey as he cracked open a Coke.

Denard Span – Returned from the Dizzabled List with a 1-for-2 game and 3 runs scored.

Hanley RamirezIt’s been a tough year for NL East shorstops and Hanley came out of the gates quite slow (9/2/12/3/.289).  After a typical Hanley May (21/6/11/5/.359), the first 20 games in June netted 0 HR and 1 SB (despite hitting for average and RBI).  So what’s he done in the past 4 games…just 3 HR, 13 RBI, and a SB!  Now at .335 and on pace for about 25/25, he’s back to his rightful place as the 2nd best fantasy hitter after Pujols.

Cody Ross - The one where Ross hits his 13th homer.

Wade LeBlanc – 1 1/3 IP, 4 ER.  Seattle crushed Joey.  Bring in Schwimmer!

Wladimir Balentien – Welcome back to, “Who’s your -laddy!”  Vladimir has two homers, but Wladimir hit his third yesterday.  Right now, Wladdy is your -laddy!

Lance Berkman – 2 HRs, 4 RBIs and 1 steal.  With three hits yesterday, he equaled his total for the last week.  Hopefully he has a solid 2nd half.  The numbers say he should.

Derek Lowe – 3 IP, 6 ER.  Sure would’ve been easier to call this one if he was hit hard against the Red Sox last time out.  Since I said two weeks that he hadn’t given up more than 3 runs in over a month, he’s been rocked twice in three starts.  Lesson learned?  Keep big trap shut.

Jimmy Rollins – Benched for two games because of his .218 BABIP.  Funny that the Phillies are saying it’s a mental break when they’re the ones over thinking things.

Antonio Bastardo – 3 2/3 IP, 6 ER.  Fitting name.

Johnny Cueto – 6 IP, 5 ER.  I’m so done with NL pitchers in AL parks that I benched Cueto yesterday.  Missed a Win, but avoided a WHIPing.

Alex Rodriguez – After battling “fatigue” early in the week, he rested for two days.  Yesterday, he hit his tenth homer.  Now that’s what I call a power nap!

Jordan Zimmermann – 7 IP, 1 ER.  You deserved this line if you had the cojones to start him against the Sawx.  For those playing at home, and I’m assuming besides our incarcerated readers that’s true of most of you, Zimmermann has 69 Ks and 69 2/3 IP.  Hello, beautiful.

Cliff Lee – 7 IP, 2 ER.  Not my style to point out the positive with Lee, but all his Win Karma from last year as gone out the window somewhere on I-90.

Eric Byrnes – Out for two months with a fractured hand.  The hand must’ve felt guilty for signing those checks the past year and a half.

Mark Reynolds – 2 HRs yesterday.  Get on the donkey, donkey!

Joey Votto - 4-for-5, HR, 2 R. 3 RBI.  Nothing depressing about that line!

  1. and1mcgee says:
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    “The One where Ross…”

    nice Friends reference! lol

  2. BigFatHippo says:
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    Feelin good at the plate was good enough for me

    Good enough for me and Casey McHeHe…………..

  3. Quintero says:
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    Quick one, Geovany Soto for my Napoli and Randy Wells, take it or not? Thx.

    Also, with Bastardo got Bastardo, Grey’s boy Carlos Carrasco looms? His FIP looks solid…

  4. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    yes i tried my luck with zimm against the sax,but bedards 1st start off d.l against them,vazquez and hanson all get the sax,start vaz only you think??i was wandering what kind of fun youd have with soto,good shit there,,whats body part is mentioned the most while indulging in the wacky tobacky?ear,meant to be pronounced hear but while holding in a hit and passing the joint it comes out ear.So ive heard anyways

  5. Scott says:
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    I’m in a points league where pitching is about 20% more valuable than normal. I just got offered Johan for Bay and Cain. I want to counteroffer with Price and Johan for Bay and Cain. Are either of these deals fair, and is Johan healthy? Thanks

  6. BSA says:
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    Another set of cajones here, well maybe I was hanging with Soto.
    Either way the thinking behind starting him was the Sawx track record with new pitchers – especially Rookies.

    Now back to the steps of the basement in the RCL before I slip and fall again.

    I think Doc put something slippery on these steps.

  7. struggler says:
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    Dukes safe to drop for J-Zimm?

  8. Paulie Allnuts

    Paulie Allnuts says:
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    Wladdy is your -laddy!- Ha
    Perhaps we can name him the Terror from Transylvania…when he goes into a slump, we can then say that the Terror is a fantasy bloodsucker.

    The only problem with Santana is that he hasn’t thrown more then 3 K’s in the last four starts. I didn’t take him 2nd round to wind up with Nick Blackburn.

    For all you fans of Mr. B, Mitch Setter had his consecutive K streak ended at 15; I don’t know if this is a ML record, but it was good enough for me to grab him in every league where he was available. For those in leagues which count holds, he has five in the last month, 21 K’s in 10 innings, an ERA of 0.00, a WHIP of 0.56, and a 7-1 K/BB ration. Doesn’t get much better then that.

    Finally had the cajones to cut Maggs; offered him around the league, no bites; then he hits a dinger. #3, tied with the Translyvanian Terror. I didn’t use a 5th round pick to to garner the stats of a Sparky Anklebiter.

    @AL KOHOLIC: what would you know about whacky tobacky. Thought that your D.O.C. was found in bottles…

    Grey – Please rank in order- Cahill, Wells, Richmond, Correia, Bergeson, or none of the above.

    Thanks, as always for being both informative and entertaining. Is there any other fantasy guru out there who was remotely as high on min-donkey as you were? Without your recommendation, I wouldn’t have owned him in 2 leagues

  9. Paulie Allnuts

    Paulie Allnuts says:
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    @AL KOHOLIC: BTW, new baseball tale for you on league page. Think that you might enjoy.

  10. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Paulie Allnuts: they say i have an addictive personality,im buying high on that one

  11. 101 M.P.H. says:
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    – If your league counts “bong hits” toward batting average, Geovany Soto might indeed be batting .420. When asked to comment on this recent revelation, Soto was quoted as saying:

    “I smoke weed every daaaaey. It’s all I daeeew.”

    All he does is smoke weed. No, really…

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    — With a name like Jake Fox, it’s only a matter of time before this guy lands a cover spread on Tiger Beat magazine.

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    – I tried shaving my head once, and only once, because I discovered that it made me look like Dr. Evil. It was a long two months….

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    – After reading “crack” and “coke” in the same sentence, Darryl Strawberry formally declared Ben Zobrist to be his favorite player.

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    – Right now, Richard Simmons might qualify as Vladimir Guerrero’s daddy. Paternity test results are pending….

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    – (in tribute to SNL’s Opera Man)

    Antonio….
    Antonio Bastardo….
    if you pick him up off waivers…
    then you must be retard-o!!

    If you need a pitcher
    let me recommend-o
    the Red Sox’ Clay Bucholz
    BECAUSE OF HIS HOT GIRL-FRIEND-O!!! http://stnzone.com/gboard/data/file/img_board/742704110_d1590b0b_erica_ellyson.jpg

  12. BSA says:
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    Grey – RE: general roto question from yesterday

    Just checked out Tim’s work – - it gives me something else to read — Thanks!

  13. ron mexico's papi says:
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    @Grey: Someone just dropped Liriano in my league. I have Beckett, Carpenter, Lilly, E. Jax, Bedard and Oswalt (and just dropped Webb since it looks more and more like he is done for the year). Would you drop any of those guys to pick up Liriano? I’ve got a coulpe of bench hitter spots that I’ve been floating too, so I guess I could use one of those to just pick up and bench Liriano until he looks good again (if he ever does.

  14. Pops says:
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    Chris Davis 4 – 5 with a two run donk in extra innings. Such a love / hate relationship the two of us share.

  15. Baron Von Vulturewins

    Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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    Advice:

    Given that: I’m getting killed in ERA and WHIP, and I don’t think I can afford to carry Tommy Hanson this year;

    Given that: I’m also middle of the pack in saves, with a ragtag pen of Capps, Frank-Frank (thanks for the blow-up last night, btw), Leo Nunez and Jason Frasor;

    Given that: With Votto back I once again have 5 OFs for 3 OF spots (Holliday, Dye, Bruce, Reimold, Maggs);

    do I trade Hanson and/or Reimold for Kevin Gregg?

    The guy in my league with Gregg a) drools over rookie pitchers and b) has an OF that’s a total mess. (Currently starting Cody Ross AND Mark Teahen — this in a 12-team mix with 3 OF spots.)

    This is also the guy I originally traded Gregg and Vernon Wells to, for Matt Holliday. He’s since released Vernon Wells. He’s not having a great year so far.

    I hate paying for saves but… I could use some saves.

    In a related story, remember yesterday’s post about untradeable players? That’s my whole damn roster.

    Tradeable: Wright (though value is low); Miguel Cabrera; Billingsley; Gallardo

    Untradeable Preseason Busts Who Are More or Less Busting: Holliday

    Untradeable Struggling Vets: Oswalt

    Untradeable Blah-tastic Vets: Dye

    Untradeable Underwhelming One-Year Wonders: Bruce, Alexei Ramirez

    Untradeable Underwhelming No-Year Wonders: Wieters, Hanson

    Untradeable Underappreciated Schmoes who would never return fair value: Slowey, Alexei Ramirez, Brandon Phillips

    Untradeable Overperforming Schmoes Who Recently Returned From Extended Medical Leave And Who, Being From Toronto, I’d Never Trade Anyway: Votto

  16. babip says:
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    Romero or Zimmerman, rest of the year?

  17. Teef says:
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    Rollins For Pedroia

    who do you want?

  18. BEST was on ESPN (can’t remember if it was PTI or around the horn?) but they pretty much put a “W” in smoltz’s column before the game hahahahha…. The one guy 99% guaranteed Smoltz would get a win comparing the Nats to the 62? METS? THe team that lost the most games of all time…. LOL

    JINX!

  19. Billy says:
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    what are the chances of Carmona being called up? Is he worth stashing in deep leagues?

  20. Is it worth even holding on to Lindstrom? I just traded for him 2 days before he gets hurt…

    I have nunez and meyer, can’t afford the line up spot if i can boot him…

  21. SHEET HE’S OUT 6 WEEKS, JUST ANSWERED MY OWN Q…. DUMP HIM

  22. knighttown says:
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    @Baron Von Vulturewins:

    You’ve got good OF depth but the overall talent level is pretty meh. What about one of your patented 2-for-1 deals to upgrade your talent and reduce your OF depth.

    I’d target Justin Upton. He’s extremely quietly putting up a monster 5 stat season. He’s currently the 4th ranked OF in fantasy baseball and his numbers prorate (with 600ABs) to:

    .325 BA/ 33 HR/ 100 Runs/100 RBI/ 25 SB

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    @Grey: Ha. Great last line of the write-up!

    Is is worth swapping out my DL slot of Lowrie for Calero? Or dropping Reimold for the temporarily clean-up hitting Thames? (I’m in a huge RBI log jam)

  24. airlifting says:
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    this entry has two of the best comments i’ve seen; “wladdy is your laddy” and “nothing depressing about that line.” so awesome.

  25. SRM says:
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    TMZ reported Soto’s been chillin’ with Mota. I thought they were referring to Guillermo.

  26. Tookie says:
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    What are the chances of Papi getting 2 more starts at 1st base this weekend? The Sox face 3 righties.

  27. There’s been quite a few adds in YAHOO of Latroy Hawkins…. Any word of why?

    I just dropped him a week ago since valverde is back, but i heard valverde may be getting moved…. is there some talk heating up or?

  28. Phil says:
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    You’ve been hitting the sell button on Cain for a while. I got lucky and held off but I finally just moved him for Adam Dunn 1×1. I had plenty of pitching (Gallardo, J. Shields, Wainwright, Ubaldo, Zimmerman and Smoltz) but zero offense (all kinds of Grady, Berkman and Votto on my team) in a 15-team mixed league. Good or bad trade for me?

  29. Caw Caw Eagle Claw says:
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    reports from florida say once nunez checks out he’s gonna be the closer in for the marlins.
    i dont get why they wouldnt be more inclined to give meyer more of a shot since hes having a better year.
    so i guess im gonna drop meyer and try to pick up nunez.

  30. Simply Fred

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    RE: Smoltz and “But you may want to sit him during bad matchups until he has a couple good starts under his belt.” Looks as if his next 3 matchups before the break are:
    @BAL–Hill, 7.20 ERA over last 3
    HOAK–G. Gonzalez, 8.03
    HKC–Meche, 4.19

  31. Frank Rizzo says:
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    Is any Dallas Braden owner benching him tonight against the Rockies? If so, why?

  32. Corey says:
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    My chipper and Mat Latos for his huff. Which side wins?
    This is a dynasty keeper league.

  33. penpen says:
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    Josh Johnson for David Wright

    eh?

  34. SRM says:
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    @penpen: If you’re getting Wright, that’d be a steal (all else being equal).

  35. Probable Party Starter says:
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    Is So-soriano in the Blah-tastic Vet/Untradeable category? I’m wondering what I can get for him, or if he should just hang out on my pine until he and the Cubbies get their shite together.

  36. Probable Party Starter says:
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    I need pitching. Any pitching.

  37. john says:
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    Davis vs LAA, De La Rosa @Oak, Maholm vs KC, or Milton vs Sea for a spot start?

    I’m thinking Davis, any objections?

  38. Dr.Phil says:
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    CC, Broxton for Carpenter, S. Drew, Frasor. Thoughts?

  39. Baron Von Vulturewins

    Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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    @knighttown: Don’t talk to me about Justin Upton! I DROPPED JUSTIN UPTON TO PICK UP FOWLER AFTER FOWLER’S 5-STEAL GAME.

    This was the biggest mistake of my season thus far.

    Let me explain: At the time, I’d dropped Maybin for Upton, on upside alone. Upton was still scuffling, and my biggest need was steals. I figured that, if Upton turned out to be .280/25/85/10 (a fair projection, given the Ken Griffey-growth curve model, as proposed by Baseball Prospectus) and Fowler turned out to be .285 (he was at .300 at the time) with, say, 90/10/50/40, then Fowler would actually be more valuable to me.

    Of course, Fowler turned out to be useless and Upton decided to arrive a year ahead of schedule.

    I guess the moral here is never dump upside early in the year. That said, at the time, Fowler, Upton and Maybin seemed roughly interchangeable given skills and situation.

    I’m still not convinced that Upton won’t, at some point, go through one of his 21-year-old oh-for-35 with 20 Ks streaks — I mean, I still don’t see him putting up MVP numbers this year. Next year, yes. This year? Not sold.

    But the guy who originally drafted him, then dumped him, scooped him up again (so there’s some karmic justice here, I guess) and the chances of me prying him away are about the same as prying a newborn cub off the teat of a Mama grizzly bear.

    re: My overall talent — I know what you mean, which confounds me, given my goal this year was to draft offense, offense, and offense.

    I wavered and took Peavy in the 4th (nice pick, genius!) but otherwise tried to load up on firepower. But once again I fell for my usual speedy whippets, taking Brandon in the 3rd and Alexei in the 5th. So I lack the usual beefy bashers. (Would have taken Manny in the 3rd if he’s lasted another pick; probably should have taken Bay.) I did manage to turn Prince Fielder into Miguel Cabrera, so…

    IF Wright remembers how to hit HRs, and IF Miggy goes on a second-half tear like last year, and IF Bruce gets back up to about .250, and IF Holliday gets traded away from Death Valley, and IF Votto doesn’t relapse into anxious dizziness, and IF Alexei keeps up his current hot hitting for another two-three months…

    my offense may well right itself.

    The good news is that no one — NO ONE — on my team is playing over his head, Ibanez-style. SECOND-HALF, BABY! HERE I COME!

  40. Critter Nagurski says:
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    Plums to prunes. I see what you did there.

    Two years ago it seemed like no one was really using BABIP in fantasy. Now, it seems like no one really interprets it correctly. BABIP for batters isn’t just luck. Hit type has been shown to significantly predict babip variation. Rollins is 8 points off his LD% from last year. As a phils fan, I’m not totally mollified by the .218 babip (but i am a little), and I’m not sure the management is over thinking things. He’s just not hitting the ball well. cust kayin.

  41. Here’s another NL WHIPping boy in an AL park from yesterday:

    Chad Billingsley
    Date Opponent Score IP H R ER HR BB K
    Jun 25 @ CHW L 5-6 6.0 4 5 5 2 4 3

    I was lucky enough to have him on the bench for an extra reliever this week. Sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good!

  42. Dingo says:
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    Unfortunately, I traded my cajones for a set of bongos.

  43. penpen says:
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    @SRM: I’d say the same, but I got spooked (I’d be getting Wright) by Wright’s .474 (!!!!!) BABIP and increased strike out rate (26% this year vs. about 19% for his career), as well as his bizarre power outage.

    Those factors wouldn’t give you pause?

  44. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @and1mcgee: Hehe

    @BigFatHippo: Ha!

    @Quintero: Take Soto there. I wish Carrasco loomed. Not sure if it happens before September though.

    @AL KOHOLIC: Cojones or crazy?

    @Scott: Price and Johan is fair, and he’s healthy as far as I know.

    @struggler: Sure

    @Paulie Allnuts: I don’t think Mark Reynolds was mentioned by anyone. That’s my horn, I’m tooting it. Correia, Cahill, Wells, Richmond…

    @101 M.P.H.: Ha, very nice.

    @ron mexico’s papi: I wouldn’t drop any of those pitchers.

    @Baron Von Vulturewins: Trade either for Gregg. I’d try to lose Reimold first.

    @babip: Zimm

    @Teef: Pedroia, but it’s pretty close.

    @Tony Y: Ha!

    @Billy: Eh, I wouldn’t.

    @SRM: Sure, try Thames in a 12 team league or shallower, non-keeper. I’d hold Lowrie.

    @airlifting: Thanks!

    @Tookie: Decent chance of it.

    @Tony Y: No further reports, he might get moved still.

    @Phil: I think you did good.

    @Caw Caw Eagle Claw: Yeah

    @Frank Rizzo: I’m starting him.

    @Corey: I’d hold tight.

    @penpen: Wright

    @Probable Party Starter: I’d try to get a 2nd tier starter for him, think F-Her.

    @john: I wouldn’t start any of those guys, but if I had to then Jorge Rosa.

    @Dr.Phil: I’d take the CC side.

    @Critter Nagurski: I just don’t see Rollins sitting on the bench suddenly changing everything.

    @Boss Hogg: Nice

    @Dingo: Ha!

  45. @ 101 M.P.H.

    Best… Commments… Ever…

  46. Dingo says:
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    @101 M.P.H.: That Opera Man tribute was magnificent.

  47. Simply Fred

    Simply Fred says:
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    Any news on Downs coming off the DL?

  48. Simply Fred

    Simply Fred says:
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    @Simply Fred: Will it be next week?

  49. airlifting says:
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    @Simply Fred: wasn’t it a 4-6 week projection to begin with? i highly doubt he’ll be back so soon.

  50. Simply Fred

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    @airlifting: Sprained big toe. He was throwing off of flat ground at beginning this week. Don’t know recovery time from “flat ground.” Anyone?

  51. Simply Fred

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    @Simply Fred: correction: “Played catch on flat ground on June 19.”

  52. Paulie Allnuts

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    @Baron Von Vulturewins: Misery loves company. I dropped Justin early on as well, in a keeper league, no less. But I was able to pick him up in another league, when another owner made the same mistake that I did, so it evened up a bit. It’s things like that which drive me crazy. I still obsess over cutting Ludwick last year, when I grew impatient when he was being platooned. Same thing with Baker – dropped him in Razzball, picked him up in another league. I also picked up Nolasco and Danks off the waiver wire. Sometimes it’s hard to think objectively when a player is crapping out on your own team.

  53. Paulie Allnuts

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    @Simply Fred: Aren’t all baseball diamonds “flat ground”? I used to play ball as a kid on a rocky surface with undulations, so I guess Downs would not be ready for that kind of surface.

  54. Simply Fred

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    @Paulie Allnuts: Gee, and I was hoping he could close out against Hobobken Elementary this week.

  55. I'm Keith Hernandez says:
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    Davis or Konerko going fwd?

  56. s221506 says:
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    Cahill or Zimmermannnnn?

  57. big o says:
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    @Grey:
    multiple sources reporting soto banned from international competition for 2 years .
    the wbc is played every 3 years .

    so that leaves only the “series del caribe” … which is too bad , cuz everybody’s getting high at those games .
    if you looked closely enough , and believe me , i did , you could see the joints being passed around in the stands down at the games in mexico .

    maybe soto should have used the “contact high” defense .

  58. Baron Von Vulturewins

    Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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    @Paulie Allnuts: When Hanley was a rookie, I picked him up early then dropped him during a slump b/c JULIO LUGO WAS COMING OFF THE DL.

    Two years ago, as penance, I picked up every fat-ass hotshot rookie that got called up, from Hunter Pence to Billy Butler to some other lardos, until I finally got sick of it and decided to pass on the latest prospect du jour, RYAN BRAUN.

    Dealing with rookies/prospects is, to me, the most aggravating/least enjoyable part of the game.

    Although, of late, I’ve been trying to remember what the most enjoyable part is.

  59. Rick Dempsey says:
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    @Grey: I don’t think Cueto’s WHIP was that bad last night……. wasn’t it 1.33 or something.

    Who would you prefer Blanton or Happ as a pickup in the long run?

  60. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Rick Dempsey: Yeah, but avoided an ERAing is weird. Blanton

  61. PJTres says:
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    Grey…
    Need a guy to play at UTIL going forward for the rest of the year (all avail. on wire)…

    burrell, Adam Laroche, peralta

  62. I'm Keith Hernandez says:
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    davis or magglio? He just got dumped. Thanks

  63. airlifting says:
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    why would anyone still recommend davis? especially over konerko. he strikes out in nearly half his ABs. he is a bigger BA killer than any of the high K guys like cust, dunn, and pena…..i wouldn’t touch the guy. color me confused, but i just don’t see any reason to have someone who stumbles into contact every 30 ABs for a few home runs and a .190 average.

  64. PJTres says:
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    thanks grey. also, my OF right now is:

    Bay
    BJupton
    and rotation of ethier/pierre

    do you think i should drop one of JJ hardy/ervinsantana/quentin/romero to pick up another OF?
    rowand/burrell/krispie are all avail

    thanks

  65. SoxBaseball says:
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    I want to make a spot to put Ricky Nolasco back in my rotation. Which one of my current starters should I try to move and what kind of batter could I expect for him? It’s a 10 man league with standard 5×5 roto rules.

    My Starters:

    John Lackey
    Felix Hernandez
    Jon Lester
    Adam Wainwright
    Max Scherzer

  66. ETMcgee says:
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    That’s a lot of weed references in 1 paragraph. what, couldn’t figure out a way to get a wake&bake reference in there? maybe geo smoking out of a soto-can or something.

  67. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @airlifting: Cause Davis could get hot for a month and his value will skyrocket. Konerko could get hot and he’ll still be Konerko. It’s not a slam dunk and I could see Konerko actually helping a team more, but, at the end of the day, everyone knows who Konerko is.

    @PJTres: So you can bench Ethier? Eh, it’s not great. But Hardy sitting on your bench isn’t helping matters either. Can lose him for Krispie. Assuming you have a solid SS.

  68. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @SoxBaseball: Try to move Lackey for a 2nd to 3rd tier OF, think Victorino. Or a 2nd tier cornerman, maybe Zimmerman.

    @ETMcgee: Or vaporizer.

  69. ETMcgee says:
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    @Grey: year, i couldn’t come up with anything for the vaporizer either, maybe i shouldn’t have used one

  70. ETMcgee says:
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    yeah*…oops

  71. knighttown says:
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    @Baron Von Vulturewins:

    Ah BVV, it’s sad to see you like this. You were always the eternal rookie-nookie optimist. I can remember last year when your Brucegasms made a sticky mess all over this place.

    I also have shown a tendency toward the young stuff as exhibited by my memberships to The Jay Bruce Fan Club, The Wide World of Wieters and mysistershotfriend.com (but that’s for another day).

    By the way, are you keeping you left eye on the NHL action today or are you the only hockey-hating Hab?

  72. PJTres says:
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    @Grey: I can bench ethier (if i sit him for pierre)…i figure ethier should be at leat a little better after manny gets back…

    at SS i have theriot/scutaro….hardy is on my bench (ive hung on to him b/c i cant believe he doesnt have one ridiculous streak in him)…

  73. airlifting says:
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    @PJTres: if you sit him for pierre? pierre is miserable and has been for like two weeks. see the rotographs post for proof. i’d cut your losses there, my friend.

  74. @PJTres: can’t wait for manny to come back, i dont own him, i own EITHIER….

    manny back = eithier hitting again

    its all about the protection baby….

  75. PJTres says:
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    @airlifting: yeah, but i need some SB (so i held pierre)…

    @TonyY: I AGREE!!! I CANT WAIT (I hate manny-wood, but damn if he doesnt help a lineup!)

  76. Grey

    Grey says:
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    *****There’s a new post for followups.********

  77. @PJTres: yep and i dont even think eithier was batting ahead of manny, but just the fact he’s in that line up helps alot of players… they’ve done well without manny, he’s only gonna make them stronger… Maybe eitheir and manny were buddies and he just wants his friend back? LOL

  78. Joel says:
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    I’ve got Mark Reynolds and Ian Stewart.

    I want to sell high on Reynolds but he’s a classic example of your can’t trade clause.. I feel like Stewart is due for a huge second half.

    I need pitching and average, and I’m fairly certain that we’ll be seeing the ~.240 hitting Reynolds as opposed to the ~.260 hitting version.

  79. G-RAM says:
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    Which side do you guys prefer:

    Napoli and BJ Upton or McCann and Damon?

  80. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @G-RAM: Upton side.

    *****There’s a new post for followups.********

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