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The Nats will probably bring Stephen Strasburg into Washington in the bubble car with the albino John Lannan charged with throwing rose petals at his feet.  This was recently overheard in the Nats bathroom sometime in the near future, “Um, John, do you think you can stop with the petals?”  “Stephen, it’s my duty.”  “Yeah, well, this is my doodie and I’m going to be about 20 minutes.”  “Fair enough, sire!”  I went over Strasburg for fantasy already.  Been there, drunkenly wrote that.  I’m not changing my projections from that post.  A three and a half ERA seems optimistic enough.  Could he do a 2.75 ERA?  Sure, but I’m not counting on that.  I’m already giving him what I think we can get from Greinke.  So a 3.50 ERA… Let’s see, who else could bring such luster to our fantasy El Camino.  In 303 and a third 2nd half innings over the last three years, Bronson Arroyo has a 3.06 ERA.  Would anyone in their right mind trade Strasburg for Arroyo?  Not right now.  The hype is way too strong with the young Austrian.  Today, I think you can sell Strasburg for someone’s kidney.  I’m not sure what you’d do with three kidneys.  Maybe a bookend.  Think about how you felt owning Matusz, Smoak, Ike Davis, etc. (BTW, isn’t it sad how “etc.” is always last?) before they appeared in one game.  Now think about how you feel about those rookies after a month plus?  In my 20 team league, someone just dropped Matusz and in another league I’m glad I traded Smoak the day after I picked him up.  Yes, I’m telling you to sell Strasburg if you can get the right deal.  I don’t think Strasburg will be droppable in two months, but I also don’t think his hype will reach his value.  Of course, ignore the previous paragraph in keeper leagues, unless you’re Steve Phillips.  In keeper leagues, you rename your team, The House of Strasburg and you dine on fine wines and hard to pronounce cheeses.  Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Will Ohman – The O’s bullpen looks like Rocky Dennis trying to get dressed up for a semi-casual night out with a girl he likes.

Frank Mata – The Mata Hari of SAGNOF!  (BTW, SAGNOF doesn’t stand for Smoking Ain’t Got No Face if we have any Indonesian toddlers reading.)

Trevor Hoffman – I see he’s been dropped in almost 25% of ESPN leagues.  Here’s the thing, and there is a thing, the Brewers will try to get Hoffman back into the ninth inning.  It’s a long season; he can still save 20 more games this year.

Kerry Wood – Why is he not owned in every league?  All of you can’t be playing in 8 team leagues.  Though I do think I’m probably preaching to choir.  If you read Razzball, you probably own Wood (the player) and Perez, so carry on.  Or carry on your head if you’re Jamaican.

Zach Braddock – More of an NL-Only, keeper or league that uses middle reliever pickup.  His stuff makes nasty say, “Damn.”

Neil Walker – Yeah, this guy’s the bee’s knees.  Meaning of course, bee’s don’t have knees and you probably shouldn’t have Neil Walker either.  In NL-Only leagues, this pickup is a’ight.

Chris Iannetta – Just went over him in a roundup.  Want more?  Read what I just wrote.

Carlos Santana – Now I’d grab him.  Do I expect the second coming of Mike Piazza?  No.  I also don’t expect Darrell Porter, Male Escort.  Ad nauseam I’ve been saying if you want to know how much you can get from The Supernatural catcher look at Matt Wieters last year, or even this year.  In the end, Santana is still a catcher so don’t cut anyone too great for him.

Felipe Lopez – If it ain’t good ol’ Felopezian sucking from the productive teet.  I don’t expect Lopez to have immense value, but then again how’s EverCab treating you?

Rickie Weeks – To answer that small man in the back of your brain that keeps whispering bad thoughts, yes, I like Weeks better than Felipe Lopez.

Trevor Crowe – He has some speed, but no matter how faceless steals are I wouldn’t grab Crowe outside of AL-Only leagues.

Luis Durango – While Crowe is an AL-Only SAGNOF’er, Durango can be mixed league material if he gets every day playing time because he will run more.  I mean, that is his one contribution.

Jose Lopez – I know he’s been badder than bad so far, but, and this is a big “but” with J. Lo, for the last two years, he hasn’t started hitting until June.  Otherwise known as next week.

Hisanori Takahashi – Might not be a long term pickup, but worth grabbing for his start vs. the Padres and then taking it from there.  So I like him, but not completely gung ho, which is also the number one massage parlor in Japan.

Brandon Morrow – His K/9 is 11.70, his men left on base and BABIP have both been unlucky.  His FIP is below 4.  Morrow’s a man of constant sorrow.  So what’s the downside?  His walks are Follie Perez bad.  Worth a shot in certain leagues where you’re thirsty for Ks and can spare the WHIP.

Jorge de la Rosa – Seeing people drop him in some leagues.  Well, better for you astute Razzball reader because he’s coming back by mid to late-June.  Astute Razzball reader, “What should we expect from him?”  I thought you were the astute one.

SELL

Chris Tillman – You want a rookie pitcher?  Try John Ely.  He’s in the NL and faces the Giants, Diamondhacks and Padres.

Alex Rios – In the top five on ESPN’s Player Rater are Ubaldo, Braun, Vlad, Rios and Longoria.  Vlad may not belong in that select group, but at least he’s getting value from hitting homers, which is something he can do.  Rios is the bigger sore thumb.  His homers are sky high for him, literally.  He’s never stole more than 32 bases before and his career high in homers is 24.  At some point, the Rios we all know and despise will return with a turd nugget.  I wouldn’t trade him for a dinner-date with your senile Aunt Lucy, but I’d explore trades.

Tim Hudson – Before yesterday’s game, he had 27 Ks and 25 walks, his men left on base has been absurd, his BABIP is silly and his team isn’t exactly the pillar of good support.  I’m not sure if anyone’s buying Hudson for anything on his own, but he might put another deal over the top.  Your leaguemate, “I don’t know if I want to trade Prince to you for F-Her.  Maybe we can just be friends.”  You, “How about I throw in Tim Hudson and I’ll let you hold me afterwards?”

From Around The Web

  1. Justin says:
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    would you trade Rios for granderson in a keeper?

  2. FYI Freese out of the lineup this afternoon.
    Aramis, thumbs up! Is IN the lineup!

  3. anon says:
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    Drop Soto for Santana?

  4. Freese out of the lineup this afternoon.
    Aramis, thumbs up, is IN the lineup!

  5. Nuke LaDouche says:
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    Sorry Grey, Michael Young for Sandoval.

  6. IowaCubs

    IowaCubs says:
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    In a vacuum: Felipe Lopez or Juan Uribe?

  7. Mikey boy324 says:
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    Grey what players in general would you target for rios?

  8. Mets fan says:
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    Grey who would you target for rios?

  9. Howard says:
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    @Grey Would you drop any of Quentin, Manny or Lee for Cuddyer?

  10. Van Hammersly says:
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    My condolences to Wells owners. So much INF!

  11. royce! says:
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    And I was so glad when I got back from the mechanic just in time to pick up Randy Wells and start him… Now between Vazquez and Nolasco’s performance yesterday and Wells’ inability to record a single out, I just dropped 5 spots in ERA and 4 in WHIP. Oh happy days!

  12. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    gah, jesus wells. thanks god i only started him in my h2h league.

    16 pitches. 5 runs. 0 outs.

    how does that even happen.

    ugh.

  13. Donnie Baseball says:
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    Grey, still own Perez? How do you that shakes out?

    Wood traded, injured?

  14. BSA says:
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    Well I am zigging as Grey’s buy says Zag – looking for a bit more balance and thought Durango needed to go. Point is moot in a few days as Ethier is looking like a short term DL versus long term. We’ll see and let Torres in my outfield for a bit.

  15. anon says:
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    Without a shadow of a doubt, I could’ve gone out there and done what Wells did today

  16. mr baseball says:
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    Joe Frisaro of MLB.com hears that the Marlins may call up prospect outfielder Mike Stanton as soon as June 5.

  17. @Grey: I heart Felipe more than Weeks. I was shocked when I just found out that Weeks has a .247 BA with a .318 BABIP so far this year! He’s a more dynamic player than Flo, with more upside, but for how many years are we going to talk about Weeks’ upside before we simply admit he’s not that good at baseball?

    Anyway I have Albert, so my Felipe boostering is just a cheap motivational tactic to get Lopez on base and give my man some runs to knock in. Seems like it’s working!

  18. Suave Miguel says:
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    Hey Grey, would you drop Ivan Rodriguez for Carlos Santana? I need another back-up catcher since he’s on the DL now…

  19. Howard says:
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    @Grey If one were going to deal for J-lo would Castro or Freese be adequate or both since J-lo has the trifacta?

  20. Wilsonian says:
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    @Grey: did Rob Thomas/Carlos Santana get called up already and I missed it? Is he that much of a black magic woman?

  21. Wilsonian says:
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    @Wilsonian: and would you drop Smoak or Soto for him in a 16 Team H2H Keeper?

  22. sucklingduck says:
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    @Grey: Werth for bj Upton and hamels? Which side do u like better and is it even close?

  23. ASAOK says:
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    fyi for Granderson owners…he’s in the lineup and batting 2nd!

  24. @Grey: Swisher & Correia for Baker? Too much for Baker? I would probably pick up Dave of jesus, aka Mini-Fragu. JWill for Baker?

    I’ve gotta make a move. As you said on draft day, my pitching is weak. I Wainright, Hamels and a lot of back end guys overachieving right now (Garcia, Tak, Francis) a rookie in Medlen and Killing me Slowey.

    I need another low WHIP guy who can get past 6 and Baker’s FIP is 1.25 runs better than his ERA. I’m hoping his owner

  25. whodat says:
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    I really don’t need any pitching help or hitting help. My team is solid and I was just offered Vlad for Felix Hernandez. Should I pull the trigger on this?

  26. Infamy707 says:
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    Drop Headley, Quentin, or Bruce for Grandy

  27. Noggle says:
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    A)Braun/Marmol

    B)Pence/Bruce/Haren?

    Which side?

  28. Wilsonian says:
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    Who would you rather have for the remainder of the season:

    A) Snider?

    B) Scott?

  29. Donnie Baseball says:
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    Cubs have to find a way to get Colvin some more ABs.

  30. Noggle says:
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    @Wilsonian: snider if he comes back from that wrist alright…. scott is always a 2-3 week burner then fades awayyyyyyy

  31. Wilsonian says:
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    @Donnie Baseball: as a Cub fan, I whole-heartedly agree. Why that kid is not in the lineup everyday, is completely beyond me.

    @Noggle: I was wondering because I’m looking for some insurance at 2B/SS and thinking about snagging Lopez and losing Scott. Have Snider just hanging around, and I’m more inclined to keep Snider for the long haul.

  32. Curse of the Goat says:
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    @Noggle

    I like A. One of the top hitters in the game and a potentially top 5 closer.

  33. pat says:
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    would you rather have Jason Bay, Alex Rios, or Magglio Ordonez as a third outfielder?

  34. Kent Bottenfield says:
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    @Grey: Arroyo, Ervin Santana, Ian Kennedy, and Jeff Francis are all on the waiver wire in my 10 team 6×6 league (OBP and L). Would you cut Wandy for any one of them?

  35. Curse of the Goat says:
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    @Pat
    It’s a tossup between Bay and Rios. I’d bet on Bay heating up and Rios cooling down.

  36. Donnie Baseball says:
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    @Wilsonian:
    yeah, but how do they get him in. I figued Fukudome would be falling apart by usual by now, but isn’t. And Soriano and Byrd are playing good too.

    You hearing any trade rumors?

  37. WBC says:
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    B.J. Upton stinks. Any chance he gets sent down for Jennings at some point this summer?

  38. Curse of the Goat says:
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    @Infamy707

    I’d drop Headley.

  39. Kent Bottenfield says:
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    And how about dropping Hart for Willingham in the OBP league?

  40. ScottyM says:
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    @ #23 Wilsonian
    That Rob Thomas reference was a real stretch.
    Snider, but don’t plan to have either the rest of the way. Better option will arise.

    @ noggle: Braun/Marmol without a second thought.

  41. Wilsonian says:
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    @Donnie Baseball: I know, they gotta figure something out though. He has to start more than once a week, or just getting the occasional PH or late inning replacement AB.

    I wish I was hearing some trade rumors. I highly doubt Byrd is going anywhere. And the same thing for Soriano and his garbage contract. I would like to see Fook get shipped off and Colvin take over in right. But if that doesn’t happen, I’m kind of hoping they have someone kick Nady in his elbow, just so his dead bat isn’t in the lineup a couple times a week.

  42. Donnie Baseball says:
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    @WBC:
    That’s what I’m hoping for. But I keep hearing about how happy the Rays are with Upton’s defense. So I don’t think they make a switch unless it gets really bad.

  43. Kent Bottenfield says:
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    @Wilsonian: Randy Wells looked good today.

  44. Wilsonian says:
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    @Kent Bottenfield: ha, as Anon said earlier, he could’ve gone out there and pitched at least that well, and I’m pretty sure everyone that posts on here could do the same.

    I’m swearing it was a conspiracy. If you know the St. Louis area at all, Wells is from Belleville, IL, which is about 10 miles from St. Louis. Most of the people from there are die hard Cardinals fans. I’m swearing up and down that he did it on purpose…or he just sucks like the rest of the team.

    Can you tell I’m an optimostic Cubs fan? :)

  45. Wilsonian says:
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    @Wilsonian: and a Cubs fan that can’t spell…let’s try “optimistic” for $500, Alex…

  46. Carl Spackler says:
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    Grey, what outfielders would you try and move Rios for to try and upgrade?

  47. Kent Bottenfield says:
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    @Wilsonian: Ha, and a conspiracy theorist too?

  48. Kent Bottenfield says:
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    Grey, this is probably tomato tomoto, but would you rather have Contreras or Qualls?

  49. wynams says:
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    You own Rios, Trade for Cliff Lee.

    Would ya?

  50. Wilsonian says:
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    @Kent Bottenfield: the conspiracy theorist part is just to make me feel better at night – to think that maybe my team isn’t really all that pathetic. But in the end, we all know they’re terrible. I’m just hoping for some off season house cleaning, get Hendry and Lou outta there and insert Maddux and Ryno into their respective positions.

  51. Grey

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    @Carl Spackler: Plural? What can you get? Maybe two #3 OFs? Not really great to be trading one outfielder for another. Maybe try and buy low on BJ and Carlos Lee?

  52. Nuke LaDouche says:
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    I just got offered Fielder for Sandoval and Romero. No brainer right?

  53. Xar says:
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    @Grey: I have Strasburg in one league. I don’t completely buy the hype, so I’m thinkng about moving him. It’s a 12 team points, keep 5 for up to two years. I’ve been offered King Felix for Strasburg and Starlin Castro (I’ve got Rollins and Furcal at SS), or Lincecum for Strasburg and Werth (Werth’s in a U slot I would fill with Rollins/furcal if healthy, or with Swish. Both of those sound like decent deals to me, but Werth is my highest scoring position player, so I’m leaning towards F-Her. Thoughts?

    Strasburg could be the next coming of Jesus, but Lince and Felix are known greats (and Castro was never more than a fill-in for me).

  54. whodat says:
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    asking if you would make the trade, felix hernandez for vlad guerrero

  55. Carl Spackler says:
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    Thanks, I am stacked in OFers Lind, Ellsbury, Bruce, Rios, Gardner and Pence(someone dropped him and gladly took him with the #1 wavier). We play 3 with 2 UTL spots. Here is my infield…… Howard, Phillips, Longo, and Jimmy I cant keep from straining my calf Rollins.

    My SP’s are a little weak……Johan, Cole, Gallardo, Price, Hudson, Dumpster, Lilly, Hudson, Colby Lewis DL is DeLaRosa

    What kind of package could I throw together to upgrade my team.

  56. Steve says:
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    Which side do you want to be on in these:

    1. Zimm + Reyes for A-Rod + BJ. 14-team H2H, counting OBP as well as AVE. I have Zimm and Reyes. I’m not too worried about steals in this league and could grab Al-Ram or Flippy Lopez (or whoever is hot) to replace Reyes.

    2. Reyes for Mauer. Same league. Currently have Soto at catcher…

  57. Donnie Baseball says:
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    Dotel for Quentin or is Quentin a lost cause?

  58. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Xar: I’d take F-Her.

    @whodat: I’d want F-Her.

    @Carl Spackler: No idea how many teams.

    @Steve: 1. I’d keep what you have.

    2. I’ds take Mauer.

  59. Carl Spackler says:
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    sorry, I know better…..10 team h2h

  60. Donnie Baseball says:
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    Last one, I promise, then you can go enyoy the sh@#$$ weather you brought with you to the NY area.

    Span or Quentin?

  61. ScoutAbout says:
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    @Grey: What an excellent write-up to come home to this afternoon! I love a guy who makes doodie/turd jokes (and I counted at least 2). It’s like when a woman talks dirty to me. I just can’t get enough.

    Would you drop any of Medlen, Randy Wells, or Clayton Richard to pick up one of the potential BAL RPs short term until (hopefully) Simon comes back? I also have Valverde and Jenks (ugh), so I could just roll with a couple of closers short term.

  62. mr baseball says:
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    The Yankees just got better
    The Yankees designate Randy Winn for assignment

  63. Nuke LaDouche says:
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    Mark Reynolds and Jon Rauch for Panda and Wilson. Which side y’all like?

  64. mr baseball says:
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    One more thing about Randy Winn – not sure how much money the yankee wasted on him but come on – he was going to replace Johnny Damon

  65. mr baseball says:
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    SELL – Randy Winn

  66. DrEasy says:
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    *** ARod and Cervelli not in the lineup tonight. Adjust roster accordingly.

  67. DrEasy says:
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    *** Ellsbury back on DL.

  68. mauledbypandas@gmail.com says:
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    “Nelson Cruz (hamstring) is not in the lineup for Friday’s game against the Twins, but says he is available to pinch-hit and will not need to go on the disabled list, TR Sullivan of MLB.com reports.”

  69. mauledbypandas says:
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    hah, why did i add my gmail on there, boy am i brain dead today. Sorry folks.

  70. mauledbypandas says:
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    @mauledbypandas: Ignore me, must be all the glue I was huffing.

  71. MarkM says:
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    In a 12 team H2H 6×6 with OPS with 1 C, do you drop Soto for Ianetta or Santana? I usually prescribe to the set-it-and-forget-it mentality for catchers but I figure I’d make sure since both are on waivers.

  72. BILLYBOB says:
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    @Grey: drop which one if any of these for ohman,villanueva,corpas,thornton or contreras

  73. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Carl Spackler: I’d see what I could get for Ellsbury and Rollins for Lester and Andrus?

    Oh, just read he’s going back to the DL, might be too late for that deal.

    @Donnie Baseball: Span

    @ScoutAbout: That makes two of us, Scout. Lose Wells for Ohman if you need saves.

    @mr baseball: Ha!

    @DrEasy: Makes sense with Ellsbury.

    @mauledbypandas@gmail.com: Thanks for the heads up!

    @Nuke LaDouche: Reynolds’ side.

    @MarkM: Can go with Santana if you like, assuming you can take zeros for a few days.

  74. Donnie Baseball says:
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    @DrEasy:

    Got to thank Grey on that one. I was going to make a deal to buy low on Ellsbury and he warned against it.

    I thought he was going to come back fine. I mean cracked ribs, that’s usually nothing. Heals up and you’re fine.

    He’s saying now that he thinks they misdiagnosed him.

  75. BSA says:
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    PSA for Synergy on the Refresh Challenge
    I have learned that this voting thing is about management of support and keeping everyone up to speed with what is happening.
    Well, we are at 61 with 4 days to go.
    With that I have learned that because of your support in getting us under the 100 mark we will be invited back for one month to see if we can move from our current position to number 1.

    So, what does it all mean? We can still vote and spread the word about the Synergy Refresh Project for the month of June. If you are on FB come find me and we can connect. http://pep.si/abEtbm
    I also set up a Cause on FB for those interested – http://www.causes.com/causes/480505/about?m=fdc89683

    Thank you Grey and all the Razzball community!!!

  76. Mic says:
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    carlos lee has just been dropped… i have b.j upton, alex rios, hunter pence, and juan pierre as outfielders… and i have first priority… i’ll probably pick him up and try to move one of my outfielders… no brainer right?

  77. MarkM says:
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    @Grey: I can take zeros for a few days, it’s an upgrade over Soto’s recent 0-fers

  78. mr baseball says:
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    Jayson Werth not playing today boys

  79. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Mic: Depends who you’re dropping actually.

    @mr baseball: Thanks for the heads up! But ugh.

  80. ViagraFalls says:
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    Bench Colby Lewis against a strong Twins team today that could rough him up? Or let him pitch it out? I don’t entirely trust him yet.

  81. AJ says:
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    Which side are you on?
    Receive Billy Butler
    Receive Orlando Cabrera,
    Send Carlos Quentin,
    Send Jeff Niemann,
    Send Jaime Garcia

  82. Grey

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    @AJ: It’s fair, I’d take Butler.

  83. mr baseball says:
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    Placido Polanco is out of Friday’s lineup against the Marlins.

  84. Johnnie LeMaster says:
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    @BILLYBOB: That one was an alley-oop for Grey.

  85. Curse of the Goat says:
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    Ok gents,

    Who gets the better end of this deal in a 6×6 Roto, 14-team keeper league? I have Dan Uggla and Ian Stewart as a 2b and I’m in desperate need of steals with DLsbury on the DL.

    Receive Andrew McCutchen
    Send Jay Bruce,
    Send Aaron Hill

  86. Grey

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    @mr baseball: Thanks for the heads up!

    @Curse of the Goat: I’d take Bruce. If you need steals, send a small piece for Pods or Pierre or someone.

  87. Doug Ault says:
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    Bautista hits an inside the park HR, kinda.He goes for the triple and the O’s 3b fumbles the relay, so he comes home.He can do no wrong right now

  88. Mr2Bits says:
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    Nothing like working the WHIP and ERA down with a solid Pelfrey/Ely start only to be T-bagged by the Wandwagon.

    Time to cut him lose Grey? He is not the same Wandy as last season and is dining with Peavy every week

  89. Mr2Bits says:
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    edit *loose….to many Guinness

  90. Mr2Bits says:
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    shit…edit *too. I need to go to bed

  91. Mr2Bits says:
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    shit, it was right all along…time to lose Wandy?

  92. Vince says:
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    12 teams, H2H, Non Keeper, 5×5

    My lineup :
    C: Napoli
    1B: Teixeira
    2B: Phillips
    SS: Reyes
    3B: Wright
    OF: BJ Upton
    OF: Bruce
    OF: Krispie Young
    Util: Hart
    Bench: Stanton
    DL: Granderson

    SP: Josh Johnson, Johan Santana, Hamels, Weaver, Nolasco, Hughes, Kennedy, Cueto
    RP: Aardsma, Nunez, Dotel

    I’d like to make a 2-for-1 trade to make some room for Granderson so I offered some guy Hamels and Krispie for his Greinke. He countered with my Santana and Krispie for his Greinke… Still a good trade for me?

  93. Mr2Bits says:
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    Wandy has another inning, another 3ER….please stop the bleeding

  94. Tom Emanski says:
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    I am enjoying owning Ike Davis in my OBP league just fine, thank you very much.

  95. Curse of the Goat says:
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    @grey.

    Thanks. How would you compare McCutchen’s career expectations to Bruce’s?

  96. BKK says:
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    It is so amazing how Wakefield is absolutely unhittable or a he throws a BP session. The reason he is so unownable.

  97. Ron Washington's Stache says:
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    I just dealt away Rolen to acquire Floyd…thoughts?
    For perspective, Rolen was bench bound, as soon as Ethier came back. Also, it’s a 14 team league with most teams owning 6-8+ SP’s, so there’s little to no SP available as waivers/FA’s.
    I feel like Rolen is the ultimate sell high, and Floyd the ultimate buy low. Am I crazy?

  98. Ron Washington's Stache says:
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    @Vince: I’d counter with Johan and Hart, but I’m notoriously stingy in trade negotiations.

    ps- Where the F did Nate Robinson come from? I love it! Go Celtics!

  99. BKK says:
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    Would you drop Tim Hudson for Cecil? AL east matchups suck so bad but Hudson is unusable in H2H that counts BB, K’s, as stats as well as R’s and HR’s against. Thoughts?

  100. Mike D says:
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    @Grey: It doesn’t feel right to type this, but:

    Pelfrey or Beckett for the rest of the year?

  101. Mr2Bits says:
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    Grey : Wandy would be dropped for Takahashi

  102. Eddy says:
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    Talk about making up for lost time Miguel Cabrera!!!!

  103. Vince says:
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    @Grey: If I also give Wright for his A-Rod, would you like the trade better? Or should I just stand pat?

  104. johnson21 says:
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    wainwright for strasberg and livan hernandez. fair?!?

  105. Jonathan says:
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    In a 10 team roto…

    been fortunate enough to grab Berkman, Pence, and Soriano off waivers… which has been nice with Cruz potentially being on again, off again DL this year. And now I have Berkman/ D Lee for 1B .

    Pelfrey was just dropped, and I’m debating picking him up. The only guy I really want to part with would be Ohman. We start 4 Relief guys, and my other 3 are Fuentes, Bell, and Nunez.

    I also have Aroldis stashed.

    what do you think? Drop Ohman for Pelfrey?

  106. Terrence Mann says:
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    Last five players dropped in my league in the last 12 hours:

    McCann
    Wandy
    Carlos Adverb
    Garrett Jones
    Sparkakis

    Jones was mine. Igot tired of his poor average and dropped him for Seth Smith.

  107. royce! says:
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    14 team H2H- drop Wandy for Jeff Francis? Anyone looks better than Wandy right now, and I’m trying my best to stifle the tragedy induced maniacal laughter…

  108. BKK says:
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    Yeah, Slowey, a QS, another W and you only walked 1. Now, lets’ make this a trend.

  109. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @BKK: Okay, in a 10 team league.

    @Mike D: Pelfrey… Weird, right?

    @Mr2Bits: Sure

    @Eddy: Nice

    @Vince: I wouldn’t make that trade.

    @johnson21: I’d want Wainwright.

    @Jonathan: If you need a SP more than a closer, sure.

    @Terrence Mann: McCann should be owned everywhere.

    @royce!: Francis is kinda eh, but okay.

    @BKK: That would be nice.

  110. @Grey: My ratios are done. Need W, K, QS. J.D. Martin looks like the best of the match ups available to pick up tomorrow. Any thoughts on Martin @ Padres? He sounds like a Minnesota-style, pitch to contact guy who could do well in Petco.

  111. Grey

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    @3FingersBrown: Doesn’t seem like you have anything to lose, go for it.

  112. BKK says:
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    @Grey: Thanks, I decided to hold.

  113. @Grey: Yeah I’d be dropping Francis. I think I’ll go with Bonderman for two decent match ups next week after that.

  114. GopherDay says:
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    @Anyone watching the Rockie game: Why was Seth Smith pinch hit for?

  115. Nathan says:
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    Who do you like better for a spot start tomorrow in H2H?

    CJ Wilson @ Min

    or

    Cecil vs Baltimore

    Thanks!

  116. Vince says:
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    @Grey: Thanks

  117. Snot Boogie says:
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    Sizemore and Granderson for M. Holliday?

  118. Terrence Mann says:
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    @Grey:

    Drop Soto for McCann?

  119. Terrence Mann says:
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    @Grey:

    Sidenote. The day after Conrad hit that crazy walk-off, I was telling my boss that he had to go pull up the highlight.

    Boss: “Who hit the walkoff?”

    Terrence Mann: “Can’t remember the dude’s name. Some white guy batting like .167.”

    Boss: “Brian McCann?”

  120. mauledbypandas says:
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    @GopherDay: think it was just cause Kuo came in. Tracy playing the percentages in lieu of actual managerial talent.

  121. GopherDay says:
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    @mauledbypandas: Thanks. Just wondering if it was an injury and if I should throw him back to the dogs pound. (Or in this case pandas? ;) )

  122. Tom Emanski says:
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    I’m trying to decide between Simon and Gonzalez as DL’d closers to stash. Which one? Gonzalez will get his job back right?

  123. @Grey: Was just offered Youk for Cruz. OBP instead of AVG. I think I have to pull the trigger on this, no? Nelly seems like a game away from surgery.

  124. Steve says:
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    Ah, guess who got sonavabenched by Miggy today? Start paying attention Stevo!

    @Grey – a slightly restrained “What’choo talkin’ ’bout, Willis?” for Gary Coleman.

  125. MarkM says:
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    You might not want to buy on Cla Meredith, he’s being sent down to make room for Tillman

  126. Brian says:
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    @Tom Emanski: @MarkM: I think the job will go back to Gonzalez, they paid him too much to not give him another shot. Their manager has already said Ohman is the ninth inning guy now, so may as well drop everyone but Ohman/Gonzalez.

  127. Terrence Mann says:
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    @MarkM:

    Meredith got sent down?

    If things go well this weekend, Baltimore might be showing the Blue Jays their Ohman face.

    Oh….Oh….Oh…..

  128. Bring Back Pluto says:
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    Would love as many opinions as possible:

    Standard 5×5 roto, and I have no particular needs at the moment (although I guess if I had to choose a category to focus on this week it would be RBI):

    BENCH ONE for next week:

    Jason Bay: 3 @ SD, 3 v FLA (6 total games)
    J. Hamilton: 3 @ CWS, 3 v TB (6)
    Granderson: 1 v CLE, 3 v BAL, 3 v CHC (7)
    H. Pence: 4 v WAS, 3 v CHC (7)
    Adam Jones: 3 @ NYY, 3 v BOS (6)

    and BENCH ONE for next week:

    J. Reyes: 3 @ SD, 3 v FLA
    E. Andrus: 3 @ CWS, 3 v TB
    Pedroia: 3 v OAK, 3 v BAL

    THANKS!

  129. Dumbmutt says:
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    Posey might be coming up as well. Posey or Santana?

  130. mc serch says:
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    @Bring Back Pluto: Jones/Andrus, unless Grandy is facing a lot of lefties

  131. Big Nate says:
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    Slowey got dropped in my league. After his QS last night, is he a pick up or do you prefer Hisanori Takahashi?

    And Posey over Soto?

  132. Grey

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    @Big Nate: I’d hold Takahashi for his next start.

  133. Big Nate says:
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    Thanks! I think Hisanori Takahashi needs a nickname….

  134. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Big Nate: He does.

    *****BTW, Posey’s getting called up.******

  135. mr baseball says:
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    Josh Willingham OR Adam Jones – I own Adam Jones

  136. mr baseball says:
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    Posey’s getting called up – he got the call up on opening day in many fantasy baseball leagues – they are hoping he will be the next Matt Wieters :)

  137. mr baseball says:
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    *****BTW, Posey’s getting called up.******’

    thanks for the heads up Grey

  138. AnotherFalstaff says:
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    Grey: 12 team weekly H2H. Dropped Soto for Napoli earlier this week. Do I drop Napoli for Posey? Posada and Santana also available on the WW in case Napoli gets Mathdissed. Thanks!

  139. mr baseball says:
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    There is nothing to fear but fear itself AND David Huff

    Curtis Granderson is not in the Yankees’ lineup Saturday against lefty David Huff.

  140. Ruah says:
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    Have Doumit. Grab Posey or wait for Santana? Keeper league.

  141. big o says:
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    @mr baseball:
    granderson is nothing more than a platoon player .
    i don’t understand all the hype .

  142. elwood blues says:
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    I traded for Seth Smith last week.. looking good for me so far.

    But I just lost another outfielder in NL Only 4×4..

    does anyone expect Durango to stay up (I could use a boost in steals)
    Carter for the Mets and R.Johnson are also available.
    How would you rank these guys going forward..

    Oh, and Randy Wells… nice performance yesterday.

  143. Mr2Bits says:
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    Here’s to hoping Cano is getting ready to go on a tear like he did in April.

    Grey,
    I currently have Alex Gonzalez as my SS. Should I hold on him or do you like one of these guys better?
    Ian Desmond
    Juan Uribe
    Miguel Tejeda

  144. Bostonbeerman says:
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    Grey

    Is Slowey rosterable again? Thinking of dropping Ervin Santana for him.

  145. royce! says:
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    Which side would you prefer:

    A gets Markakis, Liriano, Stanton

    B gets Lind, Jaime Garcia

    14 team h2h.

  146. Mike says:
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    Soto or Posey?

  147. royce! says:
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    @Grey: How about just Stanton for Jaime Garcia?

  148. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Mike: Posey

    @royce!: Garcia’s due for a correction, so kinda depends on needs.

  149. TastelessGarbage says:
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    Please rank for rest of season: Olivo, Posey, M. Montero

  150. royce! says:
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    @Grey: I desperately need power, so… ya ves, no quiero ser a Jaime, y hola Mike! According to google translate, that didn’t come out right…

  151. tHe ShiT says:
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    POSEY!!! Too bad I have Napoli and the second to last waiver priority…

  152. tHe ShiT says:
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    @Grey: How about Gallardos CG SO last nite? The stat that makes me the happiest is his only 1 BB. I hope he’s turning the corner as he is the cornerstone of my staff. Glad Liriano shook off his funk also…

  153. Eddy says:
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    @Grey:
    With Grandy back in my weekly league, I have to choose to either sit Markakis, Bruce, or K.Johnson (Util.).

    Who to sit?

  154. rafi says:
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    AL-Only 4 OF league, I offered Cecil, Markakis, Miranda for Scherzer, Swisher, Saunders and Kearns.

    Other guy countered he wants Garza instead of Cecil.

    Like this deal from my end? Would you make it if you need to give Garza? I’m thinking no.. I told him I’d go up to Slowey… waiting on response.

  155. Ian Queensler says:
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    Buccholvz v. Greinke matchup today in Boston, I own both. Who do you start?

  156. rafi says:
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    I should mention I have gaping void of suck in my last 2 OF spots right now with Raburn and Crisp…. Though plugging Swisher in at CI still leaves me with a pretty sketchy OF… Saunders, Kearns, Borbon and Raburn. Or if I can nab Bill Hall off waivers for CI tomorrow that’s a bit better with Swisher in place of Raburn for the OF.

    I’m way out in the lead in avg too by the way… Which makes me look at Markakis for Swisher swap as a possible good thing.

  157. rafi says:
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    argh, nevermind.. these talks are going all over the place.

  158. Howie Met Your Mother says:
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    Tillman has K’d the first 3 batters he has faced.

  159. GopherDay says:
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    @Grey: In a dynasty league, would you trade Pujols and Ichiro for A-Gonz and J-Upside? (5X5 ROTO, 14 teams)

  160. GopherDay says:
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    “A. Rodriguez doubled to pitcher, N. Swisher scored, M. Teixeira to third”

    Question…How do you double to the pitcher?

  161. rafi says:
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    Ok, here’s what I’ve been offered:

    I give Markakis Slowey Miranda Crisp for Swisher Scherzer Kearns and Saunders

  162. struggler says:
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    It should’ve said A-rod doubles off the pitcher’s face.

    Maybe Huff to the DL will equal a ‘los Santana call up. How’s Santana’s Change-Up developing?

  163. Aaron says:
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    @mr baseball:
    Thanks for the Stanton update-have him on my bench just waiting to start.

  164. mr baseball says:
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    Curtis Granderson – I posted that he is not starting and I left him in anyway

  165. mr baseball says:
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    @186 Aaron Says:

    he is a must pick up ( STANTON )

    Grey says he will hit more homeruns in his first season than Gene Micheal hit in his career

  166. Made that Nelson for Youk trade. Very happily surprised that deal was offered!
    Nelson is a scary man to have to count on – especially in H2H.

    @Grey: What do you think of Nelly & Jaime Garcia for Braun?

  167. mr baseball says:
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    182 GopherDay Says:
    May 29th, 2010 at 11:00 am
    “A. Rodriguez doubled to pitcher,

    I did not see the play – maybe he hit the ball off the pitchers leg so hard it ended up into the stands for a Ground Rule Double

  168. mr baseball says:
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    Santana – hey relax – I am sure come June he will be here

  169. mr baseball says:
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    C. Sabathia – it not looking good

  170. @mr baseball: It went off of Huff’s head and into right field. Huff was carried off on a cart but was conscious. Scary stuff.

    To all you guys, I’m hot to trade Nelson in h2h (standard 5 + OBP) since who knows what’s going to pop next…

    Cruz and a pitcher (Garcia, Slowey, Correia) for Victorino & Nolasco? Maybe I can buy low on those two?

  171. mr baseball says:
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    I see Grey that Francisco Rodríguez is back with the Angles – so far he pitched 2 scoreless innings – I wonder if anyone added him to their team yet

  172. mr baseball says:
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    @3FingersBrown Says:
    May 29th, 2010 at 11:47 am
    @mr baseball: It went off of Huff’s head

    it seems like more and more pitchers are getting hit by the batter this year by line drives – are the batters throwing at the pitcher now ?

  173. mr baseball says:
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    the bottom of the yankee order – pretty pretty pretty bad

    M. Thames dh
    F. Cervelli c
    K. Russo lf
    B. Gardner cf

  174. BabyBeluga says:
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    Which deal do you like better? (6×6, 12 team, holds/ops, 5 keeper)

    Jimenez ($11) for J.Upton ($26)
    or
    Jimenez for Abreu ($22) and B.Butler ($11)

    (I have Braun, Dunn, Kubel, Hart, Borbon)

  175. BabyBeluga says:
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    @BabyBeluga:

    At corner I have D.Lee, Sandoval and Swisher (if this affects the decision on the Butler side…?)

  176. @mr baseball: The punch line is they’ve still scored 9 runs in the first 5 innings today.

    I’m going to like owning Jete and Swish (and Cano even more) as Tex and Centaur-Rod heat up…

  177. mr baseball says:
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    Duchscherer to have surgery, will miss season – if anyone really cares

  178. Hello there Mr. Hill and Mr. Panda. Nice of you to join the party. Please invite your friend Mr. Quentin to join us…

  179. Ryan Beariot says:
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    Grey, your thoughts on what to do with EverCab? DL him and hope he returns to form when he gets back, or find a new replacement with stolen bases?

  180. Ryan Beariot says:
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    Also, should have mentioned this, would Adam Wainwright or Ubaldo be too much for Carl Crawford, if the rest of my pitching staff is Garza, Wade Davis, Papelbon, Valverde, Jenks, Contreras and Lidge, CJ Wilson, Lilly, Ian Kennedy, and Jorge de la Rosa?

    What about Wainwright and Wilson?

  181. chrisbenson says:
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    grey which side?

    lind/headley/kuroda/jenks

    pagan/beltre/posada/simon

  182. BKK says:
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    I currently have Kuroda benched in COL tonight. I have a .05 lead in ERA and a .2 lead in WHIP. Opponent currently has Porcello going tonight in Comerica vs OAK. Stay on this track?

  183. BKK says:
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    Is Grady done? Indians are going to make some sort of announcement on his health or lack there of tomorrow.

  184. Aaron says:
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    @3FingersBrown: Looks like Ottavino got roughed up pretty bad playing in the winter league for the Peo Saguaros.
    @mr baseball: Shame about Duke, was hoping he would have a comeback after the depression/constant hip problems.

  185. ThePensive says:
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    Martin/Zumaya or Chamberlain/Seth Smith in a 16-team roto 6×6 (OBP and holds) league, where Chamberlain has the golden SP eligibility?

  186. BKK says:
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    Wow the Yankees bullpen sucks. Chamberlain is lost. Hard to believe it was a dog fight between him and Hughes for the 5th spot. Hughes is the Yankees Ace nowadays.

  187. Tom Emanski says:
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    Crap, Marson has 3 doubles today. Not good for my Santana ownership. I kinda just assumed that Santana would get more PAs then Posey but is that even true?

  188. mgeoffriau

    Mark Geoffriau says:
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    So…..I just got Dan Haren and all it cost me was Quentin and Slowey. Yeah.

  189. Petrol says:
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    Chamberlain is garbage….you don’t want the chance to play him in extra spots.

    [bitter Sabathia owner…]

  190. Jonathan says:
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    Here are my starters: Cain, Jonathan Sanchez, Garza, Jer Weaver, Jaime Garcia, Kershaw, Aroldis, and Happ on the DL.

    I just picked up Ohman, but am thinking about dropping him for Carlos Silva or Mike Pelfrey.

    What do you think?

  191. poot says:
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    Ohh, more call ups:

    Scherzer will be starting against the A’s tomorrow.

  192. nick m. says:
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    Scherzer coming back up. Which is more likely – his bad early numbers or those he posted in the minors?

  193. genghis chone says:
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    posey or wieters?

  194. @Tom Emanski: I don’t think it’ll make a difference what Marson does. Santana will be the full time catcher very soon.

  195. mauledbypandas says:
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    I am officially worried about the Votto situation. 4 days in a row for a stiff neck? Please god don’t let this be the same saga from last year.

  196. ThePensive says:
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    Holy hell…Silva with 11 (11!) strikeouts.

  197. samson says:
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    bartlett, furcal or alexi ram for the rest of the year?

  198. TastelessGarbage says:
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    Hanigan to DL, out for a month w/fractured thumb.

    Grey, Wieters just went on waivers. Where would he rank in the Olivo-Posey-M. Montero group? I’m assuming that R. Hernandez is still not worth a pickup.

  199. The Den says:
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    I recently traded Napoli/Hamels for King Felix. The team I traded with dropped Posey, now I have Posey with my number 1 waiver priority. How do you spell boooya?

  200. bravo says:
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    When choosing whether to start or sit a player, what do you usually look at? If he’s had a good week or good stats vs that particular pitcher? For example, what if you had one player who has had a terrible week, but has good numbers vs today’s pitcher, and you had another player who had a great week but has bad numbers vs today’s pitcher. Who would you usually start?

  201. poot says:
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    Ouch, did Morales really break his leg jumping in at home plate?

  202. BILLYBOB says:
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    that stinks,idiots get away from home plate

  203. @poot: Is that true?? My opponent next week has him…

    Hart Grand Slam & Quentin’s 2 run bomb has me loving life!

  204. GopherDay says:
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    Right after I drop Quentin, he hits a homer….Should I pick him up so he can start sucking again??? Dang!! Someone is proably going to place a claim on him now.

  205. Cheese

    Cheese says:
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    Any interesting options for the Angels to replace Morales with (assuming he’s injured) that are fantasy relevant?

  206. and1mcgee says:
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    @Cheese: No.

  207. Tom Emanski says:
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    Greyes’ Road to .255 is right on track! Not gonna reach 17 SBs though.

  208. @Cheese: Not unless your league is deep enough to make Rob Quinlan interesting.

  209. Cheese

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    With Hanigan to the DL, Iannetta or Hernandez?

  210. aconstipatedmonkey says:
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    Jay Bruce is makin’ it rain today, 2 HR in 2 AB so far.

  211. Paul says:
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    Who would you rather: Corey Hart or Mike Stanton? having a hard time for non-keeper league. Thanks.

  212. mr baseball says:
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    @Cheese Says:

    Any interesting options for the Angels to replace Morales

    Jason Giambi – “The Giambino”

  213. mr baseball says:
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    @bravo Says:

    When choosing whether to start or sit a player, what do you usually look at?

    never own a player you are afraid to start

  214. SamYo says:
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    Going forward, Kershaw or Brett Anderson ?

  215. Eddy says:
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    Roy Halladay perfect through six.

    Yes, I’m only saying this because I’m at the Marlins game and I’m trying to jinx him.

  216. mr baseball says:
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    @GopherDay Says:

    Right after I drop Quentin, he hits a homer….Should I pick him up so he can start sucking again???

    you have to pick him up – then 20 games from now drop him when he goes 2 – 33 – then I will know the time is right for his next homerun

  217. mr baseball says:
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    @Eddy Says:

    Roy Halladay perfect through six.

    Yes, I’m only saying this because I’m at the Marlins game and I’m trying to jinx him.

    stadium sucks for a baseball game

  218. mr baseball says:
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    @Cheese Says:

    With Hanigan to the DL, Iannetta or Hernandez?

    Cheese good news – I think there is a new rule that when players suck as much as Iannetta and Hernandez – you can use their combined stats for each game – so instead of – 0 – 4 you now will have 0 – 8

  219. aconstipatedmonkey says:
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    @Cheese: I think Hernandez is making his case, he just hit his 2nd HR of the day. Reds already have 6 HR on the day.

  220. mr baseball says:
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    Kendry Morales had to be carted of the field – it does not look good – its now time to panic – not for me – I did not draft him

  221. bravo says:
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    start:
    j. chacin vs LAD and/or
    s. baker vs TEX?

  222. rafi says:
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    Cecil or Slowey for rest of 2010? And how close is it?

  223. Steve says:
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    Hmmm. Need to fill a spot at RF until Ethier comes back. So, Drew or Hart?

    Well, it’s an OBP league, so how about I go with Drew…

    Oh, and dropped Quentin yesterday too, got sick of his suck. And Stubbs as well.

    F***! F***! F***!

  224. Mike says:
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    Which side? Nolasco or Carlos Pena?

  225. Tom Emanski says:
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    Can’t wait for Tim Kurkjian’s video piece on the Halladay’s perfecto, placing it in its proper historical context, with his voice eventually cracking in delight

  226. donnie baseball says:
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    Nobody has had worse luck getting saves than Wagner.

    Either they score a couple extra run in the 9th or something.

    Now the game goes into a rain delay, which looks like they are going to call it right before he comes in to close it out.

  227. mauledbypandas says:
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    damn, two perfect games in like 3 weeks? crazy!

  228. Cheese

    Cheese says:
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    I wonder what Halladay’s grandma has to say about ARod…

  229. dj says:
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    gotta start 2 tomorrow… who gets benched?

    rasmus, ludwick, markakke (vs. romero), seth smith (vs. kershaw)

    also, up by .75 in era; down by .2 in whip; up by 1 in wins; up by 13 k; opponent has no starters tomorrow, i have lester and ian kennedy. start them both? or sit kennedy. or sit both?

  230. mr baseball says:
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    linburger is killing all my teams

  231. mr baseball says:
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    Tonight I’m gonna party like it’s 1999

    Kendry Morales is scheduled to undergo surgery Sunday in Los Angeles to repair his broken left leg.

    Morales suffered the fracture on Saturday afternoon while celebrating his own walkoff grand slam at home plate.

  232. mr baseball says:
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    House of Pain for Kendry Morales

    I came to get down, I came to get down
    So cross home plate and jump around

    Jump around, jump up and get down
    Jump around, jump around
    Jump up and get down
    Jump up, jump up and get down

    Jump, jump, jump
    Jump, jump, jump
    Jump, jump, jump

  233. BILLYBOB says:
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    grey, safe to drop villanueva for ohman now?

  234. Rick Dempsey says:
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    @Grey: Sabathia got beatup by the INDIANS! Should I sit him next week against the O’s?

  235. Eddy says:
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    This next excerpt was amde for Razzball.

    “CF Adam Jones was detained in immigrations at the Toronto airport Friday. Some reports suggested the All-Star had been mistaken for NFL trouble-maker Adam “Pacman” Jones, now of the Cincinnati Bengals.”

  236. TheRealTaz says:
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    Just lost Kendry, got a few trades offered. Thoughts on any?

    -Jaime Garcia for Loney.
    -Ibanez for Berkman.
    -Mike Stanton for Smoak.

    It’s a keeper league. Don’t want to commit to Smoak for this season, and I may as well keep Kendry, so not crazy about the last one, but is it worthwhile?

  237. DrEasy says:
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    Sit or start Kershaw tomorrow @ Colorado?

  238. DrEasy says:
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    @DrEasy: FWIW, in three starts at Coors last year, Kershaw had a 7.41 ERA.

  239. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @struggler: Ha

    @mr baseball: Ha!

    @3FingersBrown: I’d want Braun.

    @mr baseball: Yikes.

    @BabyBeluga: I’d take Ubaldo in either.

    @Ryan Beariot: Can’t you DL him and find a replacement?

    @Ryan Beariot: Why do you need Crawford? Get a cheaper steals guy.

    @chrisbenson: Lind side.

    @ThePensive: I’d take Joba.

    @Jonathan: You don’t need another starter.

    @nick m.: Probably in the middle.

    @genghis chone: Wieters

    @samson: Furcal

    @TastelessGarbage: First

    @The Den: Nice!

    @bravo: Players who are hitting start over guys who are not, unless the guys who are not are stars.

    @poot: Ouch, wow.

    @Tom Emanski: Nice!

    @Cheese: Hernandez

    @Paul: Hart

    @SamYo: Kershaw

    @bravo: Baker

    @rafi: Cecil, close.

    @Mike: Nolasco

    @Tom Emanski: Ha!

    @Cheese: Ha!

    @dj: Rasmus, Smith… If your opponent has no starters, don’t start any.

    @mr baseball: Ha!

    @BILLYBOB: Sure

    @Rick Dempsey: No

    @Eddy: Ha, that’s very funny.

    @TheRealTaz: Take Berkman.

  240. Grey

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    @DrEasy: I’d start him.

  241. Dr. Orlando Schadenfreude says:
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    Cabrera, Ethier and Price for Braun, Fielder and CC Sabathia. Which side wins?

  242. DrEasy says:
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    Am I missing something, or is Carlos Santana missing from Yahoo’s player pool? Yet in Yahoo blog comments, people are bragging about having him on their rosters.

  243. Dr. Orlando Schadenfreude says:
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    @DrEasy: He’s coming up in my league. Can you find any other inactive players? Your league setting might not allow rostering inactive players.

  244. DrEasy says:
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    @Dr. Orlando Schadenfreude: The league’s setting is: “As soon as Yahoo! adds them”. It shows a guy like Mike Stanton (he is flagged as NA) for example… Strange…

  245. DrEasy says:
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    @Dr. Orlando Schadenfreude: OK, I managed to find him. Somehow he wasn’t coming up in auto-complete, but he is there.

  246. Ryan Beariot says:
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    Grey, I got Lidge and de la Rosa on there already, and only 2 DL spots. As for getting Crawford, I’m trying to get a guy from my friend’s team who is willing to trade/help me. I need offense, really more than specifically stolen bases. His other guys that would be interesting to acquire are McGehee, Soto (I have Olivo and he’s a big SF fan who grabbed Posey so thoughts on if that’s really all that much of an upgrade what with Ianetta back), Teix, Uggla, Bartlett, Freese, Scutaro (uggggh no), the aforementioned Crawford, JD Drew, and Jason Bay. If you see something worth acquiring on his team other than Teix or Crawford, please enlighten me.

    He has mentioned he’d be willing to trade McGehee, what are your thoughts on him?

  247. and1mcgee says:
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    @DrEasy: he’s there.

  248. Steve says:
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    Next time you are complaining about your fantasy baseball misfortune (and this applies to me as much, if not more, than anyone else), think of the guy in my league who had no internet for the last day or so.

    The two guys that got stranded on his bench?

    Carlos Silva.

    And.

    Roy.

    Halladay.

  249. diy says:
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    Beckett hit waivers. Is he worth a #1 waiver?

  250. Donnie Baseball says:
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    @diy:
    definetly

  251. elwood blues says:
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    The Cubs are messing around with Cashner.. they should just keep him as a starter

  252. elwood blues says:
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    pence and c.gomez for j.upton.. is that fair? which side would you rather have?

  253. mr baseball says:
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    Gordon Beckham been getting so few hits grey do you think there is a chance he would celebrate hitting a single and break a leg

  254. mr baseball says:
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    Thought you Kendry Morales would appreciate this classic

    Who’s On First?

    by Abbott and Costello

    Abbott: Well Costello, I’m going to New York with you. You know Bucky Harris, the Yankee’s manager, gave me a job as coach for as long as you’re on the team.

    Costello: Look Abbott, if you’re the coach, you must know all the players.

    Abbott: I certainly do.

    Costello: Well you know I’ve never met the guys. So you’ll have to tell me their names, and then I’ll know who’s playing on the team.

    Abbott: Oh, I’ll tell you their names, but you know it seems to me they give these ball players now-a-days very peculiar names.

    Costello: You mean funny names?

    Abbott: Strange names, pet names…like Dizzy Dean…

    Costello: His brother Daffy.

    Abbott: Daffy Dean…

    Costello: And their French cousin.

    Abbott: French?

    Costello: Goofè.

    Abbott: Goofè Dean. Well, let’s see, we have on the bags, Who’s on first, What’s on second, I Don’t Know is on third…

    Costello: That’s what I want to find out.

    Abbott: I say Who’s on first, What’s on second, I Don’t Know’s on third.

    Costello: Are you the manager?

    Abbott: Yes.

    Costello: You gonna be the coach too?

    Abbott: Yes.

    Costello: And you don’t know the fellows’ names?

    Abbott: Well I should.

    Costello: Well then who’s on first?

    Abbott: Yes.

    Costello: I mean the fellow’s name.

    Abbott: Who.

    Costello: The guy on first.

    Abbott: Who.

    Costello: The first baseman.

    Abbott: Who.

    Costello: The guy playing…

    Abbott: Who is on first!

    Costello: I’m asking YOU who’s on first.

    Abbott: That’s the man’s name.

    Costello: That’s who’s name?

    Abbott: Yes.

    Costello: Well go ahead and tell me.

    Abbott: That’s it.

    Costello: That’s who?

    Abbott: Yes.

    PAUSE

    Costello: Look, you gotta first baseman?

    Abbott: Certainly.

    Costello: Who’s playing first?

    Abbott: That’s right.

    Costello: When you pay off the first baseman every month, who gets the money?

    Abbott: Every dollar of it.

    Costello: All I’m trying to find out is the fellow’s name on first base.

    Abbott: Who.

    Costello: The guy that gets…

    Abbott: That’s it.

    Costello: Who gets the money…

    Abbott: He does, every dollar. Sometimes his wife comes down and collects it.

    Costello: Whose wife?

    Abbott: Yes.

    PAUSE

    Abbott: What’s wrong with that?

    Costello: Look, all I wanna know is when you sign up the first baseman, how does he sign his name?

    Abbott: Who.

    Costello: The guy.

    Abbott: Who.

    Costello: How does he sign…

    Abbott: That’s how he signs it.

    Costello: Who?

    Abbott: Yes.

    PAUSE

    Costello: All I’m trying to find out is what’s the guy’s name on first base.

    Abbott: No. What is on second base.

    Costello: I’m not asking you who’s on second.

    Abbott: Who’s on first.

    Costello: One base at a time!

    Abbott: Well, don’t change the players around.

    Costello: I’m not changing nobody!

    Abbott: Take it easy, buddy.

    Costello: I’m only asking you, who’s the guy on first base?

    Abbott: That’s right.

    Costello: Ok.

    Abbott: All right.

    PAUSE

    Costello: What’s the guy’s name on first base?

    Abbott: No. What is on second.

    Costello: I’m not asking you who’s on second.

    Abbott: Who’s on first.

    Costello: I don’t know.

    Abbott: He’s on third, we’re not talking about him.

    Costello: Now how did I get on third base?

    Abbott: Why you mentioned his name.

    Costello: If I mentioned the third baseman’s name, who did I say is playing third?

    Abbott: No. Who’s playing first.

    Costello: What’s on first?

    Abbott: What’s on second.

    Costello: I don’t know.

    Abbott: He’s on third.

    Costello: There I go, back on third again!

    PAUSE

    Costello: Would you just stay on third base and don’t go off it.

    Abbott: All right, what do you want to know?

    Costello: Now who’s playing third base?

    Abbott: Why do you insist on putting Who on third base?

    Costello: What am I putting on third.

    Abbott: No. What is on second.

    Costello: You don’t want who on second?

    Abbott: Who is on first.

    Costello: I don’t know.

    Abbott & Costello Together:Third base!

    PAUSE

    Costello: Look, you gotta outfield?

    Abbott: Sure.

    Costello: The left fielder’s name?

    Abbott: Why.

    Costello: I just thought I’d ask you.

    Abbott: Well, I just thought I’d tell ya.

    Costello: Then tell me who’s playing left field.

    Abbott: Who’s playing first.

    Costello: I’m not… stay out of the infield! I want to know what’s the guy’s name in left field?

    Abbott: No, What is on second.

    Costello: I’m not asking you who’s on second.

    Abbott: Who’s on first!

    Costello: I don’t know.

  255. mr baseball says:
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    Tigers designated LHP Dontrelle Whatchya Talkin’ bout Willis for assignment – RIP Garry Coleman

  256. mr baseball says:
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    Billy Buckner trying to redeem himself for Error 1986, Game 6 was pounded for seven runs in four innings by the Giants on Saturday.

    The Diamondbacks can’t keep giving chances to Buckner, who has gone 0-3 with an 11.08 ERA since joining the rotation.

  257. Bodymore says:
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    What a ridiculous rollercoster of a headline to wake up to…’Morales hits grand slam…. breaks leg’

    So that kind of screws me. My only waiver wire replacement options that seem worth considering are Russel Branyan and Daric Barton (OPS league).

    The morales of this story is that walk of celebrations are very dangerous for Cubans. And that its like, Murphy’s law, that I get back a keeper (Granderson), trade away MI/CI depth (Ian stewart), just to lose my first draft pick and one of my main sources of power to a freak injury days later. So depth and guys with multiple position eligibility are nice to keep maybe.

    Which of those two guys would you grab? Think I should see if I could get a decent CI for mike stanton? It sucks to not have Stewart now but I’m at least still psyched about J. Filthy. Sanchez.

  258. Grey

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    @Bodymore: Branyan… Sure, see what you can get for Stanton.

  259. Martin says:
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    @grey- cecil or ely the rest of the year? I’m thinking ely because of his division

  260. mr baseball says:
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    @Bodymore – in a non keeper league unless mike stanton gets off to a big start I would give you doo doo

    In yahoo Mark Teahen (CWS – 1B,3B,OF) plays 1st base – not sure in espn

    Mark Teahen, His White Sox play all six of their games at homer-friendly U.S. Cellular Field, but what really stacks the deck for Teahen is that all six will be against right-handed starters. He’s a .274/.340/.427 lifetime hitter versus righties, .275/.370/.431 this year. – it might get you through the 1st week if he is avalible

  261. mr baseball says:
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    Summer show replacement on Fox – Belly Dancing without Morales

  262. mr baseball says:
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    Kendry Morales is scheduled to undergo surgery Sunday in Los Angeles to repair his broken left leg.

    Morales suffered the fracture on Saturday afternoon while celebrating his own walkoff grand slam at home plate. It’s a horrible blow to the Angels, who have relied on Morales’ power for a few years. According to the Orange County Register, he COULD MISS the remainder of the 2010 season.

  263. mr baseball says:
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    Joey Votto (neck) is out of the Reds’ lineup again Sunday.

    Walt “No Neck” Williams never had this problem

  264. Grey

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    @mr baseball: Ha!

    @mr baseball: No neck spent a fortune having the collars removed from all his dress shirts.

  265. Bodymore says:
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    @Mr Baseball

    Its a keeper league so I might be able to entice a team that feels out of contention to make a move for Stanton. Teahen is an option… he’s a strange baseball player though, think I’ll probably take Branyan’s pop since I’ll obviously be missing Morales’.

    Might see what I can get for Jamie Garcia since the correction is coming…

  266. Bodymore says:
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    Anyone know when Morales will officially hit the DL on yahoo? Driving me crazy that I can’t get his replacement yet.

  267. JackInTheBox says:
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    Holliday or Zimmerman?

    In general, which will have better numbers the rest of the way out? (I’m in a H2H league and trying to trade one)

  268. john says:
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    @Grey: I’m in a H2H league as well and trying to trade Garza for Zimmerman or Holliday…is there any particular reason why you like ZMan more?

  269. JackInTheBox says:
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    @Grey: Thanks again Grey.

  270. mr baseball says:
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    Stanton in a keeper league – I would not deal him – there will be more injuries – who will you deal next – Stanton is your prize

  271. Grey

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    @john: They’re really tomato-tomahto, but Zimm has better position eligibility and a bit more power. Holliday’s value comes a bit from his average and in H2H that means a bit less.

  272. john says:
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    @Grey: Gotcha, thanks.

  273. Tom Emanski says:
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    I keep waiting for Gordon Beckham to be sent down or injured horrifically so I have a reason to pick up Brignac. I hate that feeling.

  274. royce! says:
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    Jose Lopez > Orlando Cabrera?

  275. mauledbypandas says:
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    This is a public service announcement to my team. David Wright, doode! You are hitting .244 with 65 K’s! Hit. the. ball. please.

  276. Bodymore says:
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    If I were to try and sell high on J. Garcia andpotentially buy low on a replacement CI, who would you recommend targeting… Pena? or do I not want to buy that low? Any suggestions? OPS league..

  277. Grey

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    @Bodymore: Maybe try Dunn or Sandoval or Butler first, then Pena.

  278. TheRealTaz says:
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    Grey,

    Grabbed Garrett Jones off free agency to replace Kendry. Should I even bother making any trade for Loney or Berkman? How about LaRoche, if I can get him cheap?

    Thanks.

  279. BKK says:
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    @Grey: Overbay must be just wreaking havoc on your Razzball team. He just hit another dinger.

  280. Tom Emanski says:
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    So glad I picked Scherzer back up after dropping him.

  281. Tom Emanski says:
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    Grey, is it finally safe to say that Anibal is legitimately good?

  282. mr baseball says:
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    Is it true that Scherzer stuck out J. Cust 14 times today

  283. BKK says:
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    Ohman, gives up B2B HR’s after not giving one up until this point. That’s 53 HR’s for the month of May for T.O.

  284. Bodymore says:
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    Thoughts on Neil Walker? Considering him vs Branyan especially since he should earn 2B eligibility…but ya never know with prospects.

  285. Joe B says:
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    @Grey: I’m going to have to call you out about your sell of Alex Rios this week. Did he personally wrong you in some way? He’s going to hit 25+ HR in playing in that ballpark and will steal close to 40 bases with Ozzie giving everyone the green light. His average will be solid and once the Sox start swinging the bats better his Run and RBI totals will improve… That being said, I would trade him if the price was right, but I will not be selling high on this stud that happened to struggle for a couple seasons. Let’s not forget that this guy was very highly regarded as a perennial 20/30 guy and this may well be his career year at age 29. BUY, BUY, BUY, NOW!!!

  286. agarthered says:
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    weeks of aviles?

  287. Grey

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    @agarthered: Sounds like a Greek film. Weeks…

  288. BKK says:
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    @Grey: If you don’t own him, my bad, I thought I remembered you saying Overbay was your Razzie 1Bman.

  289. Martin says:
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    @grey- freese or haedley?

  290. Start Votto next week in a weekly league or pick up someone like Glaus from free agency?

  291. nick m. says:
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    i need some starting pitching – i have gregg, nunez, cordero, and lidge coming off the dl. drop qualls for scherzer?

  292. Grey

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    @Martin: Headley

    @Brian: Go with Votto unless news comes out later today about his neck.

    @nick m.: Sure, in a league of 10 or shallower.

  293. Cheese

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    Brignac or Barmes for MI in a 16 team H2H league 8×8?

  294. Donnie Baseball says:
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    Ah, that’s the Shields that screwed me the last 2 years. I feel a little better.

    But Rios with another hr,sb.

  295. Tom Emanski says:
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    Has anyone ever made an Excel template where you can plug in your H2H league’s stat totals and get roto standings?

  296. Cheese

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    @Tom Emanski: Kind of… But I calculated the roto standings myself.

  297. ryan says:
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    Of course I bench freese today after playing him everyday for the past 3 weeks. Dudes hitting .316 on the season with 4 HRs and 31 RBIs… yet somehow he has me 0 HRs, 9 RBIs and batting around .220 in about 90 ABs with over 20 Ks. Just cant catch a break with this guy. On a positive note, how bout that posey!!

  298. AnotherFalstaff says:
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    Grey: Dropped Chapman for Zambozo earlier this week. Drop CJ for Chapman pending callup? Thanks!

  299. SotoMojo says:
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    Grey, What are your thoughts on Mr. Freese from here on out? Im trying to swing a deal for someone else, but if I have to roll with him for a while, I would like an idea of what I’m getting ROS.

  300. SotoMojo says:
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    @Ryan, Yeah man, I feel you. Freese has been worlds better at home this year, so that plus Dempster is the reason I sat him today.

  301. Donnie Baseball says:
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    @AnotherFalstaff:

    Has there been any word about Chapman?

    Last I heard it will be awhile before he’s up.

  302. DrEasy says:
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    The off-day tomorrow for the O’s finally gave me the excuse to drop Tejada’s yawnstipating ass and hopefully pick up a bit of upside in Starlin’ darlin’. I don’t like him hitting 8th though.

  303. Steve says:
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    @Grey: Would appreciate your input on “The Wright Move?” over at the forums if you have a chance. Thanks!

  304. ryan says:
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    @SotoMojo: Ya man its terrible. I sit him he does well, I start him he strikes out and hits a single. Thought the same thing today too, dempster’s been pitching nice so I was tryna avoid some more Ks, and hey whata know he goes yard. Maybe this is the start of something tho, cuz his last HRs were all bunched together….

  305. Donnie Baseball says:
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    Adam Jones/ Kotchman or M. Bryd/ Del. Young?

  306. Grey

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    @SotoMojo: Modest power good average, if you search the site there’s plenty written on him.

    @Donnie Baseball: Jones side.

  307. Terrence Mann says:
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    Leave it to Scioscia to play friggin Mike Napoli at first base today. He knows that Napoli has little to no fantasy value at first. He probably also knows that razzball leaguers here were going to pay attention to what he does, looking for a sucktastic guy to pick up and play at the corner for a few months. Napoli hits way too many HRs for that.

    I’m convinced that Mike Scioscia reads this blog and he’s mind focking all of us.

  308. SotoMojo says:
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    @Terrene, What is wrong with Napoli getting playing time at first? In regular leagues, isn’t it a good thing, since he will get more at bats?

  309. Donnie Baseball says:
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    @Terrence Mann:

    I feel your pain. And I commend any hatred towards Scoscia, but this is actually a move I like.

    Great for all Napoli owners.

  310. elwood blues says:
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    good to see berkman get a hit, but..
    I am in the top half in a nl 4×4 LEAGUE in hr and rbis, without any real help from puma.. I am in bottom half in avg and sb.
    would it be a good move/or a dumb move to trade him for Robot Jones and C.Gomez?

  311. Steve says:
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    @Grey: With reference to the Wright trade offer I posted in the forum, the other guy has come back wanting Price and Wilson for Wright.

    Would leave me with Hamels, Garza, Buchholz, Latos, Hudson and Ervin as the core of my staff, with K-Rod, Wagner and Dotel as closers.

    What do you think?

  312. DrEasy says:
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    Thanks, Grey, for convincing me to start Kershaw today! It didn’t start well and I was cursing you, but then he settled, K’d 9 and got the W.

  313. Tom Emanski says:
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    I came in with Frank2 and Aardsma as my closers and I could leave with 0 closers.

  314. Vince says:
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    12 teams, H2H, Non Keeper, 5×5

    My lineup :
    C: Napoli
    1B: Teixeira
    2B: Phillips
    SS: Reyes
    3B: Wright
    OF: BJ Upton
    OF: Bruce
    OF: Krispie Young
    Util: Hart
    Bench: Stanton
    DL: Granderson

    SP: Josh Johnson, Johan Santana, Hamels, Weaver, Nolasco, Hughes, Kennedy, Cueto
    RP: Aardsma, Nunez, Dotel

    I need to activate Granderson… Would you trade Wright and Krispie to get A-Rod?

  315. Grey

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    @Steve: That’s good for Wright, but I still don’t know where you’re putting him. Guess grab him there and then move someone else.

    @DrEasy: Yeah, you gotta start your guys.

    @Vince: Sure

  316. Steve says:
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    @Grey: Yeah, that’s what I was thinking.

    Who do you like more going forward – Wright or Zimm? I know what your rankings and Point Shares say , but that was before two months of baseball.

  317. Steve says:
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    @Grey: Nice one – thanks!

    Thinking of potential targets, Zimm + Ibanez too much for Braun?

  318. Chris says:
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    @Grey:

    Drop Bartlett for either Tejada, Uribe, or Aviles?

    Add Scherzer or Takahashi for Slowey, Richard, or Ely?

    And a weekly league question, sit 2 of these guys:

    Garcia v. Cin, v. Mil
    Greinke v. Ana
    Hamels @ Atl
    Kershaw v. Atl
    Price @ Tor
    Sanchez @ Pit
    Ely v. Ari, v. Atl

  319. Chris says:
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    Follow up to previous question, is Ely starting twice? Now CBS is showing him as a 1 start pitcher this week.

  320. struggler says:
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    Should I own Glass Chipper in an OBP league? I already have Glaus at 3B but I would use Chipper at UTIL till CQ comes around. I would have to drop Medlen or Kennedy. Not sure I’m into Medlen’s 1.41 WHIP over the last 30 days. Who would you own?

  321. Awesomus Maximus

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    Is Grady worth hanging onto in a 10-Team league if you’ve got a better DL slot option (such as Beckett)?

  322. BKK says:
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    @Awesomus Maximus: I gave up on him in my 12 team and he has been sitting on waivers in my 10-team league for just over a week.

  323. Grey

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    @Steve: No, that’s not bad.

    @Chris: Aviles… Lose Richard… Man, no one really to sit there. You should trade a SP for a different piece. Anyway, sit Price and Garcia. Ely is a 2 start pitcher.

    @struggler: Drop Medlen….

    @Awesomus Maximus: Lose Grady.

  324. Chris says:
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    @Grey:

    Drop Richard for Scherzer or Takahashi?

  325. Steve says:
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    @Grey: Thanks! The Wright deal is all done.

  326. @Grey or anyone else: With Nelly back on the DL, I need an OF or CI (Swish is now CI). SB/AVG/R over HR/RBI/OBP: Pagan, Torres or DeJesus?

  327. Awesomus Maximus

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    @BKK: @Grey: Thanks, gents.

  328. Steve says:
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    @Grey: He was pretty much just waiting for me to propose it.

    Gotta say, big ups for your quantity-not-quality strategy suggestion for H2H this year.

    Because I was able to draft the guys I wanted when I wanted, I’ve been lucky enough to get quality AND quantity and my pitching has been killer in this league so far this year (and that includes more than a few spot starts). Best ERA, 4th best WHIP, second-most wins and enough Ks to compete.

    Now, if my newly-acquired Wright, along with Tex and Lind can get it going, I’ll be looking pretty good…

  329. Chris says:
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    @Grey:

    Grey, thanks for the advice above, but you never said who you were adding in place of Richard, Scherzer or Takahashi?

  330. martin says:
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    @grey- i have been offered price and strasburg for youk and fragu. Should i do it?

  331. @Grey: Word. The SF OF situation gets murkier by the day.

    I’m such a pessimistic Mets fan, that I seem to purposely shy away from them. Pagan’s been really solid. He seems to be stepping on all of the bases this year. His current .331 BABIP isn’t far off his career .323 mark.

    Unfortunately the Mets will probably bench him if/when Beltran gets back and play Frenchy. This in spite of his 1.7 WAR tying Wright for team lead.

  332. Howard says:
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    @Grey In a two-catcher league, Wieters or Napoli and V-mart? I have Napoli but someone just dropped Wieters. Yesterdays hype is today’s Posey!

  333. Howard says:
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    Scherzer K’s 14! I thought I needed my glasses! Worth a pickup?

  334. @Grey: I blew it dropping Scherz. I figured he was hurt. I hope you didn’t suffer having to see him K 14 for another team.

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