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Ok, every season there’s some flat-out surprises, but one I haven’t heard too much about this year is Johan Santana’s fairly subpar performance. This was a guy that everyone and their drunk, Irish mother-in-law told you to draft because Johan Santana was headed for a ’68 Bob Gibsonian season. He’s headed to the Mets; Johan’s going to get a .65 ERA! Yesterday, Santana gave up three runs on twelve hits with one K through seven innings, which was a quality start according to Major League Baseball and Kyle Kendrick. No one else considers that quality, maybe quantity. I don’t think you should necessarily trade Johan, but he’s not exactly carrying fantasy teams with his pitching. Wasn’t that the point of drafting him in the first round? He’s sitting at 5-2/3.36/1.18/58 through ten games. You know what those numbers do to me? They yawnstipate me. Not quite yawn-inducing, but pretty close. The thing is… Wait for it… Here it comes… Everyone thinks he’s the number one pitcher. Every. One. Imagine your brain is a dirty alley with a bum urinating in the corner and there’s graffiti on the walls. Written in giant, spraypainted bubble letters, it says “Johan is the best pitcher.” (And it’s tagged by Señor Razz.) So if you have Johan Santana, Marcum and Billingsley on your staff, you’re stacked like Dolly Parton lying on a bed of pancakes. I say move Johan for a first round hitter. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday:

Corey Hart – I was adding Corey Hart into Friday afternoon’s Buy and Sell post as a Buy, but he beat me to the punch. I doubt any of his owners are looking to sell him now. Sometimes time sensitive material spoils. C’est la vie.

Chris Young – To the 15-DL, hopefully he’s fine when he returns. I hate to see things like that… Oh, who am I kidding? I watched the replay seventeen times. It was wonderful! (BTW, when I was watching the Padres game the night it happened, they would not show the replay. They were making like it was the part of Faces of Death II when the guy eats the live monkey brain then vomits on a corpse.)

Victor Martinez – Left the game with an index finger injury. Hey, Victor, I’ve got a middle finger for ya.

Miguel Olivo – Looks like he’s not missing those Miguel Cabrera’s hugs as much as I hoped when I picked him up on my Razzball team. He has 6 home runs and I’m moving my crazy Dioner Navarro love to Olivo. I know, I’m flaky when it comes to catchers, but they’re a dime a dozen and sometimes you gotta rotate your junk. Um, so to speak.

Joe Borowski – Headline: He’s set to return as the closer. Sub-headline: Indians’ opponents just need to keep it close.

Roy Oswalt – Obviously, when Kyle Kendrick out pitches you, there’s problems. Oswalt strikes me as a guy who wouldn’t want anesthesia during a visit to the dentist cause he likes to feel the drill. He could be playing with a serious injury to his hip that is affecting his push off. I wouldn’t be surprised if the ‘Stros push him to a DL stint pretty soon.

Aaron Harang – Are you kidding me? He should’ve thrown a shutout against the Padres. Away I say thou artless dizzy-eyed, maggot-pie. Fetch me some drool, it would be an improvement on ye crapeth soul! (Oops, I thought it said harangue.)

Khalil Greene – Hit two home runs yesterday, ya gotta have some Bahá’í Faith. (I’ve never heard of the Bahá’í Faith, but I think it might have something to do with all of the accents and apostrophes. I think if Christianity or Judiasm or Islam or the Others had that many accents and apostrophes there wouldn’t be half as many participants. I think if Bahá’í Faith were to hire a savvy marketing team, the first thing they’d do is drop the extra punctuation. Or maybe throw a “Forever” at the end of it so people could abbreviate it BFF. Now I could totally see people embracing BFF, there would probably be a castmate on next season’s Real World who was a devout BFFer, and she would cheat on her boyfriend of six years after one episode of the show. Not to say a BFFer would be prone to that sorta thing, but Real World castmates are. But I digress.)

Mike Lowell – Hit a home run yesterday. He’s still got it.

Jacques Jones – He’s getting the call and should start against righties. Best thing I can say is he made for a fun ancillary character in Fantasyland.

Clayton Kershaw – He was pulled from his Double-A start and it’s rumored he’ll make the Dodgers start in place of Penny on Saturday. Add him immediately! Unless of course you play in Yahoo leagues, where he’ll be found sitting between Harvey the Rabbit and Sammy Sosa’s pre-steroids, home run power.

60 Responses

  1. Chase says:
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    I have Harang, Santana, and VMart…It was a long night.

  2. cruisinkc says:
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    Who will have the better rest of the 2008 season: Grady Sizemore or Carlos Beltran?

  3. Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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    Grey: You are some sort of twisted genius. How did you know what was spraypainted in the dirty alley of my brain? And will you ever reveal any tiny hints as to who you are? (Ditto Rudy Gamble.) I always assumed that photo was of a young Don Mattingly, but it’s pretty small, so who knows.

    Your wish = my command, re: Olivo. I dropped Chris “The Man Whose Name Defies A Nickname” Ianetta for the extra-virgin Olivo. Just once I’d like to get a scrub catcher before his hot streak, not right after it, when all he does is sit around the clubhouse after striking out and talking about that one week where he hit three homers and I’m all like, ‘Yes, I heard about that.’

    If I’m a Santana owner (which I’m not, of either the pitcher or the guitar-player’s albums) I am expecting him to get better as the season progresses, but I am worried about the HRs. I’ve watched a few of his starts this year and he looks mighty hittable. I wonder how Rudy Gamble feels about this, as I know he is heavily Santana-invested.

    Also: AGonzo is now officially too hot. Before, he was just hot enough for me to try and sell high. Now I can’t think of a pitcher I could rationally trade him for one-for-one, save the holy Trinity of Santana/Peavy/Webb. (If those three are father-son-holy ghost, then Hamels, who I own, is the devil, rocking an hellacious mullet. Fire on the mountain run boys run!)

    Do you think Shawn Marcum is really this good? I’m a Jays fan, so I’m suspicious.

  4. Kevin says:
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    What’s your take on Andrew Miller? That’s four good starts now. Any chance he is emerging onto the scene here?

  5. Basketnarb says:
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    Another owner offered me Pat Burrel for Dioner Navarro and Miguel Olivio is available is this a no brainer? Are there any other catchers I should consider? I do have Doumit on my dl.

    Also should I drop Blanton for Eveland (not that I need someone from Oakland)?

  6. Basketnarb says:
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    Just looking at the available catchers in my league and if I make the Burrel for Navarro deal should I get Olivio, Chris Snyder, or Yadier Molina?

  7. BSA says:
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    BVV-As I teach Middle School math I am preparing my students to become addicted to fantasy baseball like myself and play in h2h matchups each week. I only say this because your last line about being suspicious of Marcum because you’re a Jays fan. One student couldn’t think of a name for his team and he had either Yankees or Red Sox on it so I dubbed him the Confused Homers.
    Gotta hate when your fantasy players are going against your home team. Yet last night I was rooting for Burnett (opposing my fantasy team)to pitch well for the win and Vlad to hit him and keep it close so Ryan would get the same.
    I love it when a plan comes together. Well, OK Vlad didn’t hit him.

  8. Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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    @Basketnarb: I also have Doumit on the DL and reports are good. He should be back in two weeks or so. I’d say do the deal. Just remember that Burrell is prone to month-long dry spells, as well as month-long hot-as-hell spells. (Why are those not called ‘wet spells’?)

    @BSA: Confused Homers. I might have to steal that.

    Sadly, my own love for any one baseball team has been so warped and perverted by playing fantasy that my childhood wonder has been destroyed and I no longer care that much how the Jays actually fare. Well, that, and 15 years of race-to-mediocrity mismanagement under the Gord Ash/JP Ricciardi regimes.

    Hopefully, your students will experience something similar.

    Though seriously, fantasy is a great way to teach math. I understand much more about statistics and probability now than I ever did in high school. It’s also much better than teaching them, say, craps, or online poker.

    My biggest fantasy dilemma is when one of my pitchers faces one of my hottest hitters. I usually hope for a complete game win with 11 Ks, and 2 ERs, both solo shots by my guy. Doesn’t ever quite work out that way. Usually it’s more like last year, when in one memorable game Holliday and Atkins (both my guys) combined to go 6 for 7 with 8 RBIs — all against my pitcher, Yovani Gallardo.

  9. Basketnarb says:
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    Same owner has Justin Upton and said he might be willing to trade him so Navarro for Upton or Burrel which one?

  10. IowaCubs

    IowaCubs says:
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    Remember back when you were dissing on Andrew Miller, Grey? Yeah, that was awesome. I went to go add him in my mixed league today and some jerkoff already beat me to it. (a jerkoff beat me too it… queue laughtrack)

    1. Question: Michael Barrett, yay or nay?

    2. Another question: Trade counter proposal: (my team) McCann and Homer “George” Bailey for (their team) Ellsbury and Ted Theodore Lilly, esq. (together we are “WYLD STALLIONS”) Who wins?

    3. Yet another question: New Indiana Jones Movie. Disappointment or HUGE disappointment? Discuss. (I saw it last night and threw up in my mouth it was so bad).

    4. Finally (with overrated fanfare): Wigginton and Eric Chavez are available in my mixed league. Do I stay away? Is Chavez ready to hit 20 hr again? I like Wiggy, but starting him’s like watching QVC when nothing else is on, hoping that the Rumba you’re about to purchase goes on FlexPay.

  11. Greg says:
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    Is there anyway to know when Kershaw gets added to Yahoo. I want to be on that one when it happens

  12. BSA says:
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    Figgins news made me look at next week’s roster and there sits Cueto with two starts on my bench with Harden. My other question marks currently in the rotation next week are JShields and Mr. I need my own catcher Bedard. I am sticking with my three closers, mainly because it is working out right now as I am in the lead against a team who had three extra starts and two closers. My competition next week is loading up his starts and only has me by three starts as week. He picked up Buerhle and Kuroda just for two starts and dropped Konerko and Sonnastine.

  13. Kevin says:
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    Iowa- How can you blame Grey for hating on Miller? He was terrible. The guy is an elite prospect and you just never know if or when he will take off. Easy to say ‘I told ya so’ now.

  14. IowaCubs

    IowaCubs says:
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    @Greg: If your league honors waivers it shouldn’t matter. He will be on waivers and it will depend on your waiver claim rank if your claim is processed.

    If you don’t get him, there’s always Chris Volstad or Ryan Tucker in a couple of weeks for the Marlins. Isn’t Andrew Miller a better option than Kershaw anyway? I’m not buying the Kershaw hype yet.

  15. TM30 says:
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    Can Ryan Howard be any more out of his mind than he is right now? Holy crap!

  16. IowaCubs

    IowaCubs says:
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    @Kevin: Yeah, I was just “razzing” him as they say on this site. Miller was sucking earlier this year, which is why he’s mostly been on my bench this year in my NL Only keeper league, but it’s nice to see him paying dividends this early.

    Isn’t it crazy how the Marlins could become the winners in the Miggy/Dontrelle trade as early as next year??

  17. Kevin says:
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    Kershaw is going to be a 5 inning pitcher who racks up big pitch counts similar to what we saw from Billingsley when he got called up a couple years ago. More frustration than fruit if you ask me.

    I picked up Miller but I am not starting him until he is through with his next 4 starts, projected to be NYM, at ATL, vs CIN, and at PHI. Yikes. Anyway, let’s not “crown his ass” just yet.

  18. IowaCubs

    IowaCubs says:
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    @Kevin: Saying I told you so is half the fun of fantasy baseball!! See… I told you Andrew Miller was going to be awesome. Feels good, doesn’t it?

  19. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @cruisinkc: Sizemore.

    @Baron Von Vulturewins: Mattingley’s a whore-monger and I do not resemble him. I gots class.

    We’re probably going to have to jump off the Olivo ship sooner than later, but hopefully we can get a week or two out of it.

    Adrian took a dump for a few months last year, so we’ll see if he can maintain the torso.

    Marcum, I do think he’s going to be solid and he’s one of the few AL pitchers I wanted in a draft (though I didn’t get him in any).

    Rudy Gamble is reeling with the Santana and Peavy hit and I’ve taken over first place, nudging him to 2nd in our one (normal) league we’re in together.

    Double N *honk honk* E-T-T-A

    @Kevin: Thanks for fighting for my honor against IowaCubs.

    I think you should tread very carefully with Miller. He just whooped on the D-backs, KC, Nats and Padres. D-Backs are K happy, the Royals were just no hit, the Nats are the Nats and the Padres are the Nats without offense. So grab him if you’re not dropping anyone of note, but I wouldn’t start him against the Mets in his next start.

    @Basketnarb: You gotta take Burrell in that scenario, just know that Charlie Manual may sit Pat Burrell against tough righties.

    Navarro is such a random waiver pick, I’d say Upton could be a more exciting risk since Dioner didn’t cost you anything. But Burrell will probably give you more value. So choose with your head or your balls.

    I’d take Eveland over Blanton.

    @Greg: See Kevin’s comment below yours. Kershaw’s worth the number one pick, but he might not be worth it, if you catch my drift. He’s a rookie pitcher. A lot of times they’re not good even when they are good. Hey, I’m talking in riddles! Anyway, if your league drops people and you feel you should hold onto the number waiver pick, then do so, otherwise Kershaw’s stuff makes him worth a flier.

    @IowaCubs: You’re starting Miller in his next four starts if you have him?

    1. I’d go Olivo, Navarro then Barrett. (And that’s not a ringing endorsement for any of them.)
    2.Didn’t you just get Gathright for this problem?
    3. I really hope you have shitty movie taste cause my youth is riding on this movie being good.
    4.I’m staying away from them both and the QVC analogy made me laugh.

    @TM30: I do hope he hits 50 home runs, but I’d also love to see him challenge 250 Ks.

  20. SaltyBiscuits says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I want to trade Sherrill as I have too many closers (Valverde, Capps, Fuentes, Borowski (I know I know… just seeing if he is somewhat useable after “DL” stint)…

    Anyway, is Joe Saunders or Jered Weaver a good enough return for Sherrill?

    If so, who do you prefer between them?

    Thanks

  21. IowaCubs

    IowaCubs says:
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    @Grey: I won’t start Miller against Santana, but he likely faces JoJo Reyes, then Harang @ Fla in a 2 start week. I’ll start him in week 10, but not week 9.

    -Olivo and Navarro are taken. Barrett is the fat girl who doesn’t have a date to prom… but she’s got such a great personality!

    -Gathright, yes, but I’m in last place in steals.

    -I really really wanted it to be good, but I’ll wait until the rest of the world sees it before I ruin it. It’s entertaining, so worth the price of admission, but I was hoping on something much more redeeming.

  22. Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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    @IowaCubs: For all that everyone rags on the Marlins for dumping their stars every few years, they’ve made out like bandits in those deals. First Hanley, and now this post-Miggy bounty. If they actually keep some of these youngin’s, they might contend for awhile.

    @Grey: I only need Olivo to stay warm until Doumit comes back. Hopefully Ryan will pick up where he left off. Because thumb injuries never adversely affect hitters, right? Right?

    In a related story, I am busily assembling an all-Canadian team, with Doumit and Morneau. Next targets: Russell Martin, Rich Harden, Jesse Crain and Stubby Clapps.

  23. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @SaltyBiscuits: Can I request door #3? I’d want something more substantial. Saunders is not who he pretends to be and Weaver is erratic. If you had to twist my arm, I’d say Weaver.

    @IowaCubs: re: Miller — Good luck. I wouldn’t.

  24. Bob says:
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    Grey, in my 12 team Yahoo non-keeper money league, I’m sitting here with Scherzer who is BP bound. On the waiver wire sits Lowe, Penny, Blanton, and Snell. Would you eject Max for one of these middle of the rotation guys.

  25. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @IowaCubs: Oops, I hit enter before I was done and didn’t feel like doing an EDIT.

    re: Barrett – He hasn’t been in every day action in a while, he had an injury and he’s on the only offense in baseball that might miss Josh Bard. You make the call!

    I like Lilly for Bailey and McCann for Ellsbury will help you a lot. Do the trade and then we’ll figure out catcher down the line.

    re: Indiana — I can’t tell you how much I won’t you to be wrong, but I’ve wholly dislike the Even Stevens’ kid, so I do have my trepidation. I do enjoy a Spielberg movie when he’s doing fun entertainment minus Hook.

    @Baron Von Vulturewins: Wow, a Jason Bay snub.

  26. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Bob: Scherzer as a long reliever is better than those schmohawks.

  27. Bob says:
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    Grey, would you dump Oliver Perez or Todd Wellemeyer for any of those schmohawks, who include Lowe, Blanton, Penny, or Snell.

  28. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @IowaCubs: By the way, I’m trying to put together a Razzball glossary so I’m looking at past nonsense that was written on this site and I just came upon this:

    A haiku for Padres Pitchers:

    With a cutoff man
    Barrett throws out baserunners
    Friends with Zambrano

  29. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Bob: No way.

  30. Bob says:
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    Love the Padres Haiku.

  31. KarlJ says:
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    @Baron Von Vulturewins:
    That’s funny. In my post yesterday, I also asked Grey if that was a picture of Mattingly.
    @Grey: How closely do you rank Billingsley to a pitcher like Halladay? I am looking to trade one of them for offense and I think I can get more for Halladay. Plus, when I doubt I usually keep the National League pitcher. What do you think?

  32. Bob says:
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    Baron, I’m with you, I’m see a little resemblance between Donnie Baseball and Grey, which is no insult.

  33. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @KarlJ: Billingsley is better and the absolute genius thing is you can get more for Halladay cause most people think he’s the cat’s meow.

    Mattingley has shaved his ‘tache, people!

  34. Basketnarb says:
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    So you think Andrew Miller is worth picking up? My pitching staff is:

    Sabathia
    Zambrano
    Harden
    Marcum
    Randy Johnson
    Blanton
    Cabrera
    Lilly
    Duchsherer
    Peavy – DL

    Who should I drop to get him? Or should I pick up Eveland instead?

  35. IowaCubs

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    @Grey: I’m in first place by 14 points in my NL only league and I need the K’s, so I can afford to start Miller at my peril. I’m passing on Barrett in my mixed league, but added him in my NL Only league for $1.

    Here’s a haiku:

    Cust hits two home runs
    Strikes out violently twice
    Thome pleasures self

  36. dan says:
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    Drop Cueto for Contreras? Drop Jerrod Salty for Olivo? Trying to improve my garbage

  37. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Basketnarb: Sorry, just realized I didn’t answer your Blanton question. So I went back and put it in above. I would drop Blanton for Eveland.

    @IowaCubs: Oh, Miller’s an add in NL-only. I figured since you mentioned Olivo this was a mixed league. But I would still be cautious in NL-Only. Barrett in mixed is not something you want to do, no.

    Great haiku.

  38. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @dan: I wouldn’t drop Cueto for Contreras, but I might drop someone else. I would switch from Salty to Olivo.

  39. dan says:
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    Sherzer for Contreras?

  40. dan says:
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    I thought Sherzer was pitching well the last few starts. Any chance he moves back into a starter role even with Doug Davis back?

  41. bill says:
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    Which pitching staff would you take?

    A: C Young, Kazmir, Jurrjens, Hudson, Volquez, Cliff Lee, Lidge, Saito, Smoltz

    B: Hamels, Vazquez, Shields, Lackey, Wainwright, Harden, Nathan, Jenks, Capps

  42. SaltyBiscuits says:
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    @ bill

    I would take Staff B.

    @ Grey

    Would Cliff Lee be a better target for Sherrill than Weaver/Saunders? Obviously both Clifford and George are sell high candidates…

    Also… do I consider dropping Fuentes for Chris Perez? Rockies are bad and Fuentes isn’t pitching that well, I already have Valverde and Capps as stability. Do I go with the potnetial upside of Perez?

  43. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @dan: Contreras

    Barring injury to a D-Back pitcher, he’s headed for long relief or the minors. He can be usable in long relief.

    @bill: I like Jurrjens, Hudson, Lidge and Saito a lot, but the second staff is deeper on starters.

    EDIT: Verb tense.

  44. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @SaltyBiscuits: I wouldn’t drop a current closer for a potential one. I could think of probably 100 players I’d prefer over Cliff Lee. Could you flip Sherrill for Billingsley, Jurrjens or Shields?

  45. The Dude says:
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    I got proposed King Felix and Cliff Lee for Volquez and Hunter Pence. I see it as two hot pitchers who could drop off and Felix for Pence which I’m not sure about. I always think King Felix is gonna finally get it together but he continues to disappoint. Thoughts?

  46. p0rk burn says:
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    @IowaCubs: As an almost Esq., I object (get it? Yeah, I know you did) to Lilly being given the title without going through the hell of law school. If it was someone with more consistency – but the good kind of consistency not constant suckage – I wouldn’t mind. How about we Call him Dr. LongBomb at least when the wind is blowing out of Wrigley?

    re: Indy – I did my best to compartmentalize the crap parts and enjoy the classic Indy segments. I’d say its 80% enjoyable and 20% repression. Did you catch the rather appropriate Lucasfilm in-joke during the climax? I think I was the only one in the theater that caught it. Its lonely being a geek.

  47. SaltyBiscuits says:
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    @ Grey

    Yeah Cliff isn’t a target at all… I just HAVE to move one of my closers (I have 5 now) and there’s only one owner in our league looking for closers right now. So, unfortunately, I have to deal with his roster.

    For pitchers, he has Zambrano, Hudson, Cliff, Saunders, Weaver, Bartolo, Padilla and Smoltz.

    I tried Hudson for Sherrill but he didn’t bite.

  48. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @The Dude: I want Pence and Volquez.

    @SaltyBiscuits: Ugh, his team needs Razzball more than you. Take Cliff Lee.

  49. SaltyBiscuits says:
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    @ Grey

    Haha you’re telling me… My pitchers line up right now as: Peavy, Maine, Wainwright, Wolf, Pedro, Kuroda, Contreras, Kershaw, Valverde, Capps, Sherrill, Fuentes, Borowski.

    I don’t exactly need Cliff, Weaver or Saunders, but I figure the SP depth can’t hurt since I have many closer options.

  50. Kevin says:
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    Do you think Scherzer will remain in the long relief role? I have heard they have considered turning him into Joba as a set up man. If this is the case he is worthless in my league, a points format.

    But I was thinking it could be interesting if I plug him in as a long reliever. He could rack up points by pitching more innings per appearance and vulture some wins. Beats throwing Brian Fuentes and Ryan Franklin out there doesn’t it?

  51. dan says:
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    Does this trade have any chance if I propose it. I give Helton/Cueto for Fielder/Matt Cain?

    Is it worth it?

  52. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Kevin: I think word is expected later today on what the D-Backs plan to do with Scherzer. At that point, it will be an easier decision to make. Also, Fuentes and Franklin haven’t been that bad. Fuentes just blew his first save and Franklin’s been solid.

  53. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @dan: Eh, you shouldn’t bother.

  54. Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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    @Grey: Do you really like Lee over Zambrano or Hudson? (I think I know the answer to that already.) Or just as a potential return for Sherrill?

    @SaltyBiscuits: Who are your other closers? You’re right to want to move Sherrill, who may get traded his own self in real life and lose the closing job.

    But as long as he’s closing, he’s not necessarily a sell high candidate. And if you can get a real pitcher — Zambo, even Hudson, IMO — for your third best closer, rather than Lee for your 5th best, I’d pursue that. Or package Sherrill with a medium player for a position-player upgrade.

    Lee has been golden for whoever owns him now, but as an acquisition, he’s double-trouble: a) bound to drop off, and b) almost valueless once he does, since everyone and their concubine is expecting it to happen. At least Zambo and Timmy have name-recognition going for them, if you need to flip them later.

    Also: If someone needs saves, don’t be afraid to squeeze their sack a bit. (In a totally intimidating, non-affectionate way.) You have what they want, and they can’t git it nowhere else.

  55. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Baron Von Vulturewins: He already said he couldn’t get Hudson. I assumed there was no way to get Z.

    By all means, if you have other people to trade with Sherrill go for it, try and go a different way than Lee.

  56. Kevin says:
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    You’re probably right about Fuentes and Franklin. I just hate closers intensely. Total crapshoot every year. The lesser fantasy players often reap the rewards.

  57. IowaCubs

    IowaCubs says:
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    @Grey: Yes… I’m talking about two different leagues… One is my NL Only Keeper league. I have Miller in that one… same league where I traded Soto for Furcal. Ugh. (history has to vindicate that decision, right?)… Other is a 5×5 mixed league. I have McCann in that one and it’s a two catcher per team league.

  58. Mike says:
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    Who would you start tonight in OF? C. Young, Nady, Burrell, Quentin, Lee, Markakis ? Which 3 + a UTIL spot ?

  59. Zebo says:
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    @everyone: what is going on with Masa Kobayashi? He has looked pretty shaky to me, will he get saves once Joe Blow returns? This is not the way to compete for the closer job.

  60. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Mike: Young, Quentin, Lee and Markakis.

    @Zebo: Borowski will take over immediately. Whether he can stay closer/healthy is another question.

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