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There once was a boy who went by the name of Grey.  Grey didn’t always pay his bar tab.  Grey didn’t always change his underwear.  He didn’t like the theater.  He never ate fortune cookies, though he did read the fortune.  Well, he didn’t do or like a lot of ‘things’ that other ‘people’ did.  But one thing Grey always did like was some motherf**ckin’ Hodgepadres pitching in motherf**ckin’ Petco.  Without Edinson Volquez, the world wouldn’t be as we know it.  Did you know Edinson invented the phonograph, which is where we get the Def Leppard song Photograph from?  Never gets credit for stuff like that.  He also invented the light bulb.  Before that, how are cartoon characters getting ideas?  A sparkle in their eye?  That’s for suckers.  I don’t think Volquez has suddenly fixed his control issues, or is really worthwhile outside of Petco in most matchups, but in Petco?  Well, a light bulb just flashed above my head and it’s telling me he just pitched a one-hitter and is startable in Petco every time out.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Chase Headley – 0-for-3.  With bated breath, I wait for Headley to be traded to the Yankees so I can use the title, “Chase Manhattan — Bank On It!”  If Headley is out there in shallower leagues, grab him for the next week to see if he ends up somewhere else.  Since he can hit but only on the road, his value could get a nice boost.

Gio Gonzalez – 3 1/3 IP, 6 ER.   Gio, the Kelley Blue Book says you’re a reliable starter until October.  Don’t you dare break down on me now.   We’ve had too many good times; like the time we went to the Sonic drive-in and I spilled a Coca-Cola float on your seats and licked it off.  Don’t you remember that?

Drew Storen – Activated from the DL and threw a perfect inning.  Mean’s while, Clippard has looked human (though guessing he is; total guess!).  Also, Clippard sounds like a nickname for a noob on Extreme Couponing.

Stephen Strasburg – Just when we were all having fun creating the Strasburg magic number (160 minus season IP), GM Mike Rizzo is now saying there isn’t a magic number.  Rizzo then stuck a toothpick in his mouth, wondered what the fuss was all about with OBP, and sent his 5-year-old down to the Nats dugout for the game.

Luke Scott – On Wednesday, Luke went 4-for-4 and dialed in to Ted Nugent’s radio show only twice.  Yesterday, he dialed in three times but went 2-for-4 with a homer.  Grab Scott right now, he could hit five homers over the next week.

Jeff Keppinger – 2-for-3 and 1 RBI, hitting .316 and .382 OBP.  At this point, Blanco Polanco would make more sense in the two hole than Chuck Pena.

David Price – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks.  The Tampa-area Jews rejoice for the star of David.

Jesus Montero – 3-for-4 with a double, HR, and 4 RBIs against KC.  Looks like this Jesus preys on the meek.

Mike Leake – 5 1/3 IP, 6 ER.  Ugh, he’s got Homer Baileyitis.  Just when you think he’s turned a corner, you realize he’s De Niro sending you down an alley to go pick out some furs.

Jay Bruce – 0 for his last 16 with 3 Ks.  Not good, but nothing when compared to Red Sox prospect, Shaq Green-Thompson, who in his professional career is 0-for-32 with 31 Ks.  I say cut Shaq some slack, Michael Jordan wasn’t much better at baseball.

Brandon Phillips – 2-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 11th homer.  It’s 1st and 21st, why isn’t it 11st?  Eh, maybe it’s me.

Todd Frazier – 1-for-3 with an RBI.  He’ll be in this afternoon’s Buy/Sell.  It’s three parts genius and one part dopey, but because the dopey part is sprinkled throughout the genius part it’s hard to tell the two apart.

Willie Bloomquist – 2-for-5, 2 runs and a steal.   He’s now 7 for his last 15 and The Honorable Willie Bloomquist has been better than Stephen Drew and Bloomquist is nothing but a futility player.

Felix Hernandez – 8 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks.  That’s on the heels of a 12 K shutout of the Rangers and a 6 K, 1 ER start @OAK.  I guess if you’re going to be unpredictable in a stat, K’s are the most harmless one…

Paul Maholm – 8 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Now has 22 innings and only 3 earned runs in July.  Last year, his ERA in May was 2.14, 3.13 in June and 3.13 in July.  If you get analysis paralysis or your waiver wire mouse finger is in a cast, you’ll probably go nowhere near Maholm, but he could be a sneaky grab for a few weeks.

Yoenis Cespedes – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer.   After the game, Yoenis said, “In Cuba, I’m the best player and I get a ceremonial alpaca slaughtered in my name.  Here, I’m a passable fourth outfielder in fantasy and I make thirty-six million dollars.  God bless America!”

A.J. Griffin – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks.  You, sir, are a mediOAKer.  Oh, and if the A stands for Alfredo, let your fettuccine flag fly!

Freddie Freeman – 1-for-3 with his 13th homer.  Reggie Cleveland All-Star Freddie Freeman seemed to have a great 1st half, but he only has 13 homers.  Not only is his name incongruent with his race, but his hitting is incongruent with his stats.

Tim Hudson – 7 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners, 3 Ks as he got the win as he battled Madison Bumgarner (7 IP, 2 ER, 3 baserunners, 8 Ks) who actually pitched a better game.  Stupid win karma.  This offseason I’m taking a pilgrimage to Nepal to find a monk to fix my win karma.  I was probably a major league manager from the 1880’s in a former life and used to throw my starters for 12 straight innings.  My name was probably Scoots Skedaddle, and I had a Van Dyke beard.  Yeah, I’ve thought about this probably for too long.

Chris Davis – 1-for-3 with a homer.  Had been hitting like Chris Davis of old recently…  Well, not old old, that Chris Davis was good.  Just the kinda old Chris Davis when he was hot garbage left in a German prostitute’s exotic-looking pantyhose.  But he was dealing with a neck issue, so maybe he’s starting to finally feel better.  Worth taking a flyer if you’re struggling at CI that Davis is about to turn it on again.

Clay Buchholz – 8 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Returned from the DL and picked up right where he left off (before the injury caused him to not look so good in his final two starts prior to the DL stint).  Weird to see a guy with a 5.19 ERA and say this, but I’d own him, in the non-biblical way.

Dustin Pedroia – 1-for-4 in his return from the DL.  As mentioned on the podcast the other day, I think Pedroia can have a nice final two months to the season.  He seems like the type that always turns it on for an extended period of time when games matter and/or when he’s trying to make up for lost time.

Cody Ross – 2-for-4 with a 3-run game-winning homer.  I’d say he’s going to be in this afternoon’s Buy/Sell, but he won’t.  He’s here now and he’s a burning hot schmotato.

Jose Quintana – 8 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 2 Ks vs. the Red Sox in Fenway.  My friends and I went to the nude beach at Sandy Hook when we were in high school.  About the least sexy thing you’ve ever seen.  But there was this one guy who was pretty out of proportion for what you want to be, uh, endowed.  So to the tune of O.P.P, we’d sing, “You down with No P.P.”  Anyway, that guy did have giant, uh, berries, and that’s what you would’ve needed to start Quintana in Fenway for this game, especially since he was just bombed by the Royals and Yanks in 2 of his last 3 starts.  Still, if he’s out there, I’d go with him for the better matchups on his schedule.

Max Scherzer – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks.  You can’t draft Scherzer.  You basically have to hope that after someone drops him, you are the fortunate one that picks him up right when everything goes right.

Miguel Cabrera – 1-for-4 with his 21st homer.  When I saw he homered for the 21st time, I got to thinking, does he ever get crazy hot or ice cold?  Almost all players do, but I didn’t remember it with Miggy.  I went back to his career splits.  He had one month of 10 homers (August of 2008), that was his peak.  For a guy that’s been terrific for 8 years, that’s a lot of months with only one ten homer month.  2 homers (did it a few times) was the worst month he’s ever had.  His worst average month was .229, that was all the way back in September of 2004.  Pretty remarkable.  Or re-MigCabrerle.

Brett Gardner – To have surgery on his elbow and will definitely be out for the rest of the season.  Backdate this news to April.

Ike Davis – 2-for-4 with his 14th homer as he raises his average to .206.  More optimistically, he’s hitting .261 since the All-Star Break.  Most optimistically, he hit .500 yesterday.

R.A. Dickey – 7 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 11 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Mets jumped out to an early lead so Dickey went off-roading on a safari to the Ivictory Coast.

David Wright – 2-for-4, 5 RBIs and 2 homers.  I feel bad for the NY Post headline writer.  “We’ve done All’s Wright That Ends Right, All The Wright Moves, Wright Can Do No Wrong… Hmm… How about There’s No Robbing Wright, Pen’s A Mess?”

From Around The Web

  1. Bob Jack says:
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    Cespedes is a lot more than a fourth passable OF now. It’s halfway in the season. He’s adjusted and not injured anymore. This is a red hot young Manny. I got him everywhere but loose on all my teams. Believe it.

  2. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Home from the bar and there are two things I have to know, why does the Puma make me sweat? and why do the cougars say they like them real young but don’t like when the dress like their 21 year old son?

    Frazier or Puma?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate, You have to bring a certain air of sophistication while still being younger… Berkman for now…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey, Its just an observation, I’m 36

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joel, That’s awesome! Boomer Potts, ha! Was Shaq not there? His name’s a goof…

  3. Jamiehov says:
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    Hahaha, the Cespedas blurb is great

    I have no facts to support this but feel like Gio struggles I weekday afternoon games dating back to last year.

    Quick question, should I be dropping Peavy for Liriano?
    Also, are you guys starting Peavy vs the hot Detroit bats and/or Parker vs the Yanks?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jamiehov, Thanks! Don’t drop Peavy, start him…. I’d start Parker…

  4. LadyScorpio says:
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    Interesting article. Always check in to see what Grey has to say about baseball’s activities. I streamed Richard @ Petco vs the Astros…he won, but it wasn’t pretty.

    Anyway, I’m presently in 1st place in my 10-team roto league and want to stay there of course. Was wondering what you’d think of this…. I presently have Sale, Strasburg, Bumgarner, Fister, Kennedy & Milone. All season someone in my league’s been offering trades for the 1st 3 I mentioned. I am contemplating offering him Holliday, 1 of the 3 SPs that he wants & Walker for Cano & Trout. Presently, my team consists of:

    C – J. Montero
    1B – Rizzo & Votto
    2B – Craig & Walker
    3B – Beltre & Moose
    OF – Hamilton, Holliday, Morse, Rasmus & Stanton (DL)
    Already listed SPs
    RP – Clippard, Jansen, Parnell, K-Rod & Wilhelmsen

    Please advise.

    Thanks,
    LadyScorpio

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @LadyScorpio, I’d take Cano and Trout there with Sale or Strasburg, in that order…

  5. William says:
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    @Grey: Ike Davis or Anthony Rizzo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @William, Rizzo

  6. Wallpaper Patterson says:
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    Guy in my league asks me if he should accept this deal-

    he gets Granderson, Miley and Craig
    he trades away Nova and Kemp

    He asked me because we had talks about Kemp being traded to my team.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wallpaper Patterson, Ha! I’d take Kemp

  7. John says:
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    Edison didn’t invent the light bulb, he just improved it. And what part of NJ did you grow up in? I grew up right in Sea Bright so the Sandy Hook thing hit far far too close to home hahaha.. shudders.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John, Ha… I grew up by Edison…

  8. Wallpaper Patterson says:
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    I suppose he is telling me about that trade so that I might up my offer. I can give Rasmus and Verlander for Kemp and a mediocre pitcher. He has Quintana and started him last night.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wallpaper Patterson, I’d take Kemp, this trade isn’t as good…

  9. JG_ism says:
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    Morning All
    Badly need HRs and Ribeyes…
    Kicking this around..
    Weaver for Fielder/Burnett
    Id offer Weave. ROR would be Gallardo,Zimm,McDonald,Milone & Hammel
    Its eh in my eyes, but Im doing pretty good in pitching so far, think this would start a downward slide for my staff??

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JG_ism, I’d take Prince…

  10. Jermo says:
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    Ivictory coast, really?

    Just traded choo choo for Panda and rizzo. Good, bad, meh?

    • Traded a Fister for a BJ says:
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      @Jermo, highway robbery. Well done.

    • Jamiehov says:
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      @Jermo,

      I would have considered choo for either straight up!

    • Jermo says:
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      @Jermo, My broxton for his casilla was also involved but sagnof.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jermo, Nice

    • @Jermo, Yeah, fair enough on ivictory coast. much like the titanic, it didn’t survive it’s maiden voyage. Think we’re going to go with:

      “Free Room At The W” – A pitcher whose offense has given him lots of room for a Win. Sometimes leads to a pitcher lounging and putting up stats best observed through extremely dim lighting.

  11. Schlitzy says:
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    Cliff lee and rizzo too much to offer for votto in a keeper? Also, Chris Davis or Frazier ros?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Schlitzy, Not too much… Frazier

  12. Vlads 8 Kids says:
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    Would you start Estrada and/or Fiers this weekend in Cincy? Everytime I sit thim against good opponents I get Sonavabenched!

    • Hardcore Midget says:
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      @Vlads 8 Kids, Estrada has 12 Ks the last time he pitched against Cincy, and Votto isn’t playing tonight. I’d run him out.

      • Vlads 8 Kids says:
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        @Hardcore Midget, Saw that, but hes also very homer-prone, in Cincy…I`m a bit scared

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Vlads 8 Kids, In some leagues, I’d start them…

  13. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    Drop Sugar Cain for Ross?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @2 Cups 1 Braun, Sure

  14. Mike says:
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    Don’t get the harshing on Yoenis. In just over 200 AB, 12 HR, 44 RBI, 6 SB and .293.

    Over a full injury-free season, multiply those numbers by 3. He’d hafta be a top-5 OF, right? …at least top-10.

    Passable 4th OF? Whassupw/dat?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike, He’s got some fans, I guess…

  15. djoun says:
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    ellsbury or jupton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @djoun, Upton

  16. papasmurf says:
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    Dang, I was looking for a streamer for yesterday and looked at Volquez and passed. The only solace is I ended up with Maholm, which was good too. Shoulda nabbed both.

    Leake’s leak is that his stuff ain’t that good… I don’t think. But at least he can hit better than Bruce. Just as Stanton went down, Brucie goes into his patented Jay-being-Jay streak. The moment I sit him, he gonna hit a couple out, which is why I keep playing him, until he keeps going 0fer and I finally can’t take it anymore and do sit him, and that’s when he strikes.

    The last two times I sat him after long 0fer streaks, that’s what happened (including an inside the homerun for smurfin’ sakes). The Smurf-sonnuvabench-meter, never wrong.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @papasmurf, Damn, Smurfie…

  17. Booya says:
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    Top 2 streams for tomorrow. Villanueva @ Bos, Tillman @ Cle, Diamond @ KC, Cobb vs Sea?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Booya, None? Newtown and Cobb

  18. Hardcore Midget says:
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    Two questions for today:
    1-In a H2H matchup this week where the pitching categories are all pretty tight, do I run Lincecum out @Philly?

    2-Brett Gardner was just dropped in my keeper league. Worth stashing for the rest of the year on the bench/DL as a possible keeper option for next year over guys like Desmond Jennings and Allan Craig? Or just leave him be?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hardcore Midget, Pretty surprised you still own Lincecum… I wouldn’t start him… 2. Nope

      • Hardcore Midget says:
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        @Grey, His value in the keeper league is too great to drop and give him up for free. Holding on to him in the hopes of him either turning it around for the second half, or dealing him in the offseason as part of a package for a better keeper.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Take Pujols then… Don’t give up more keepers…

  19. WHIP it good says:
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    Romo and Storen are available.

    I have Burton and Aceves.

    Drop either for either?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @WHIP it good, Burton for Romo

  20. joe from pt pleasant says:
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    12 team H2H points league

    I need the best three options out of this group. Please help me out G-Dawgggg!!

    Mendoza vs Min (Diamond)
    Cobb vs Sea (Vargas)
    Francis @ SD (Wells)
    Humber @ Det (Turner)
    Friedrich @ SD (Ohlendorf)
    Collmenter vs Hou (Lyles)
    Wood @ StL (Lynn)
    Karstens vs Mia (Sanchez)

    I am liking Karstens the best out of the group, and Mendoza has been throwing well lately but I am not sold on him.

    Let me know what you think! Thanks!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @joe from pt pleasant, Friedrich, Collmenter, Karstens… I think they’re terrible…

      • joe from pt pleasant says:
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        @Grey,

        hahaha likewise !!!!

  21. Chuckles Tiddlesworth says:
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    You put a scare into me, Grey. The heavy childhood reminiscing made me think you were going full Berry on us. But where he’s the worst kind of torture, you bring the magic.

    • Chillmodious says:
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      @Chuckles Tiddlesworth, He DID go full berry, just not full Berry…re-read the Jose Quintana blurb!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Chillmodious, Hehe

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chuckles Tiddlesworth, Ha!

  22. I-Man says:
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    @Grey:

    How would you rank these back end guys in a QS league ROS?
    Milone, Parker, Fiers, Quintana, Volquez, Scherzer.

    The rest of my staff: Anibal, Gio, Cain, Cueto, Peavy

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @I-Man, Scherzer, Fiers…

  23. harkrider says:
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    CarGo, Adam Jones, J. Upton or McCutchen,

    Rank for ROS and over the next 3 years?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @harkrider, CarGo, Upton, McCutchen….

  24. jaw says:
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    drop lomo for one of the below? 10 team 5×5 h2h

    cody ross
    delmon
    brantley
    luke scott
    ruggiano

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jaw, Ross

      • jaw says:
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        @Grey, or boesch?

  25. Chillmodious says:
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    So I’ve never had an opinion, one way or the other, on Doug Melvin. Until today, that is. This, from an interview he gave yesterday about John Axford getting the closer gig back as soon as possible:

    “The reason you turn it over is because of the impatience of people – the media, the fans, everybody else,” said general manager Doug Melvin. “He’s still got the best arm on the club.”

    It’s a good thing he’s in charge or that team would really go to shit! Doode needs to stop doing keg-stands with Bernie Brewer. Or maybe do more of them. Not sure yet.

    • CT Old School says:
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      @Chillmodious, To alcohol…the cause of and solution to all of life’s problems! — Homer Simpson.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chillmodious, Wow… He’s caving to peer pressure… What a mess…

  26. Shmael says:
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    Thanks for the timely advice yesterday Grey! You are an amazing resource to all of us fantasy addicts.

    I asked you about giving up Haren and Morales for Lester and Clippard.

    I decided I didn’t need saves and turned it down but he kept coming at me with different combinations. I’m guessing he thinks Lester is done! As a Red Sox (and Lester) fan, I disagree. We settled on:

    Haren, Lowrie and a 2nd rounder next year for Lester and Bonifacio.

    Keep up the fantastic work!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Shmael, No problem…. Trade looks decent for you…

  27. Ryan says:
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    I am in a 20 team h2h dynasty league. I could use an offensive boost. Anyway I was thinking of tradin darvish arencibia and sano for buster posey. Is this a good deal for me?

    c jp arencibia
    1b prince fielder
    2b neil walker
    ss yunel escobar
    3b miguel cabrera
    inf chris johnson
    lf carl crawford
    cf peter bourjos
    rf justin upton
    of carlos lee
    util pedro ciriaco
    bn jurickson profar
    bn travis snider
    bn ryan lavernway
    Bn miguel Sano
    dl andrelton simmons
    dl evan longoria

    sp clayton kershaw
    sp yu darvish
    sp cliff lee
    sp jon lester
    rp sean doolittle
    rp matt thorton
    rp matt belisle
    p joe kelly
    p aaron harang
    bn zack mccalister
    bn barry zito
    bn zack wheeler
    dl anthony bass

    • Chillmodious says:
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      @Ryan, I’d probably do that in a dynasty. Jazzy Phizzle will be expendable when D’Arnaud is ready (and we’ve pretty much seen his ceiling–20ish homers, craptastic average); Yu could be the next Dice-K and that ‘could’ scares the shizz out of me; as for Sano, I dunno (see what I did there?), but Posey is still young and will be a top-3 catcher next season at the very least.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ryan, Too much…

  28. Bruuuuuce says:
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    Trying to bolster pitching (all categories) for Rest of Season:

    I can get Gallardo or Scherzer for cheap. Which is better? Or am I just better off streaming guys like Quintana (and other gems that I pick up thanks to Grey and the genius of the ‘stache)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bruuuuuce, Gallardo

      • Bruuuuuce says:
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        @Grey, Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem…

  29. LookingAhead says:
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    Starting or sitting these two start pitchers next week:

    Quintana vsMin @TEX
    Joe Kelly vsLAD @CHC

    Also what do you think about speculative pickup of Dan Straily?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @LookingAhead, I’d start Joe…Not Jose at Texas… You don’t have to pick up Straily yet in a mixed league…

  30. Paranoid Android says:
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    holy shit. a shaq thompson reference!

    That dude is going to go honeybaked HAM for the UW Huskies over the next few seasons. Biggest defensive recruit we’ve had in a while.

    • Chillmodious says:
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      @Paranoid Android, You can thank Tosh Lupoi for that one.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Paranoid Android, He’s got a good eye at the plate too…

  31. Lines says:
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    Any sense of what’s going on with Shaun Marcum? My DL is overflowing (Marcum, McCarthy, Morrow, Longo), and I’d really like to pick up a few pieces (lookin’ at you, Greg Holland).

    Drop or hold Marcum? Drop D-Rob for Holland? It seems pretty clear that Robertson’s not gonna get any more saves this year, so this seems like the obvious choice.

    Also, fuck Yahoo! for telling me Kubel was DL-bound while I was too drunk to make good choices. I dropped him, and he immediately wished me a fond farewell to the tune of two bombs. Not cool, Yahoo!… not cool at all.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lines, Drop both… They said he was DL bound?

      • Lines says:
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        @Grey, Yep. A few nights ago. And then when I woke up the next day, his exploding envelope said he was starting that night. I am not pleased. But whatcha gon’ do?

        Thanks, I will… eventually. I still like Robertson’s K’s and ratios better than anything that’s currently on the wire. Marcum, though? He gone.

  32. royce! says:
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    For a trade involving a bunch of players that no one was likely to own, this 10-player Jays/Astros deal seems to have a lot of potential fantasy impact. Does Cordero leapfrog Wilton Lopez? Do Francisco’s departure and Bautista’s injury open up a spot for Snider? Will Wojciechowski challenge Samardzija and Rzepczynski for the most difficult last name to remember how to spell?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @royce!, Ha… All good questions… Snider was called up…

  33. crock says:
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    Cody Ross or BJ Upton ros?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @crock, Ross for power, Upton for speed…

  34. harkrider says:
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    Thoughts on this trade

    Bautista, CarGo and Lind for Pujols, Trout and Ian Kennedy

    or

    Bautista, Bruce, and Lind for AGon and Matt Cain

    or just Bautista for AGon or Pujols

    These 2 teams are out of the running this year, so they can keep Bautista next season so he is more valuable to them than he is to me right now since I need production this year and they don’t care as much about this season anymore

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @harkrider, You should be getting more…

      • harkrider says:
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        @Grey, I agree, but for some reason these guys are REALLY down on Bautista as a keeper.

  35. Wake Up says:
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    It is 11st in metric, why can’t we just change over? Longo would have already been back by now in metric days…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wake Up, He would’ve pulled something else and miss X days. Is X metric?

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey, Technically it is. It comes from the Latin X, which comes from the Greek X (chi), which was used because when the Spanish were translating from Arabic, they couldn’t translate to a “SH” sound because there is no “SH” sound in Spanish. Incidentally, this is also why Puerto Ricans get so loud when they get together.

  36. Alfonso S says:
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    Any timeline for the, “Here’s My Number, Razzball Me Maybe” t-shirts?

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Alfonso S, HA!

  37. Eddy says:
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    Jeremy Guthrie traded to KC for Jonathan Sanchez. I can’t imagine how bad Disgusting Sanchez is going to be in Coors.

    And leave it to the Astros to be involved in the most boring 10-player deal ever.

    Jays get: Lyon, Carpenter and Happ
    Astros get: B.Francisco, Frank Frank and five minor leaguers, none of which I’ve heard of but automatically just became big leaguers.

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Eddy, 75 pitch limit for Sanchez? He’ll be pitching 3 innings either way, whether he lands as a SP or as long relief…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eddy, Yeah, pretty insanely boring deal…

      • Carnac says:
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        @Grey, The only explanation is that Rockies GM Dan O’Dowd owns Sanchez on his fantasy Razzball team.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah… Could be…

  38. Chris says:
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    Ivictory coast? Otto-pitch was much better…

    Unless they mean slightly different things that I’m not aware of…?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris, Otto pitch was better, but wasn’t accurate when I did research… He never won any games even with a bad ERA…

    • @Chris, I’ll take the blame on Ivictory Coast – pretty forced…still better than Otto-pitch (no offense) which is even more forced (Dave Otto?)

      New suggestion: “Free Room At The W” – A pitcher whose offense has given him lots of room for a Win. Sometimes leads to a pitcher lounging and putting up stats best observed through extremely dim lighting.

      • Chris says:
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        @Rudy Gamble,

        No offense taken, it wasn’t my glossary suggestion. Just kinda liked how it rolled off the tongue, even if Dave Otto was a bit of a no namer. But I suppose if even the stats don’t support him, it’s best to go a different way.

        Free Room At The W is alright by me. Not a slam dunk winner, but definitely better than Ivictory coast.

        • @Chris, gotcha. agreed not a slam dunk but best so far :)

  39. MrHappyTime says:
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    Are you trusting Peavy today @ Detroit? As of right now I’m trusting Nova @ Oakland more.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MrHappyTime, I’d trust both…

  40. Wake Up says:
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    As a husbandry expert, I can tell you that there are no Alpacas in Cuba. They are mostly found in the South American mountains. Most often they are raised for their highly prized fiber and are rarely slaughtered during rituals. Although this Cuban should be slaughtered and fed to the endangered Cuban Crocodile, since there are so few of them and so many of these douches…

    http://youtu.be/VzUk4Oh0sFw

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wake Up, Castro flies them in for his star baseball players….

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey, Oh, no wait…I see what, what you were doing there…carry on…

  41. CT Old School says:
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    Catchers…set it and forget it. I had Lucroy. Grabbed Ellis when Lucroy went down, then added Sal Perez when Ellis sucked and Perez came off the DL. Now I’m looking at adding Lucroy again.

    So, Lucroy or Perez?

    Also, Billingsly or Clayton Richard the rest of the season? (Ks and BBs vs. Petco).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @CT Old School, Perez… Richard…

  42. J-Birdis says:
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    1 Year 10 Team H2H League
    Bat Stats: R, H, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBP, SLG

    Own McCann and Wieters. Trying to deal one for Cuddyer.

    Which one should I lose?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J-Birdis, Either… Wieters…

  43. Turk Wendell says:
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    10th in my 12 team h2h home $ league.

    My pitching is pretty decent: MadBum, NatGio, The Nose, McDonald, Anibal, Masterson, Nolasco, Hochevar.

    Need to trade one for OF. Should I offer MadBum (his hr/fb has me nervous) or Niese and who would you wanna target?

    Also, awesome podcast this week. Didn’t realize how much I missed it last week until that kickass theme song came on. Almost punched the guy next to me on the bus in pure joy. Yep. I got emotional problems.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Turk Wendell, Ha… Thanks! Bum would get me a #1 OF and Niese would get me a #4ish…

  44. kaiser soze says:
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    Grey – you are the fantasy god that has helped me climb to the top so that I may now talk copious amounts of sh*t to my friends about how much they suck (at life). A daiquiri will be in order soon…

    Please rank ROS (fantasy playoff emphasis) – Hosmer, Rasmus, Berkman, Cain, Headley, Moose Tacos.

    Thanks brochacho.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @kaiser soze, Ha, thanks! Moose, Rasmus, Berkman, Hosmer…

  45. Sparks says:
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    Drop Rajaii for Snider for Backup OF?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sparks, Sure

  46. potus says:
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    Please rank:

    Hosmer, Thome, Freeman

    &

    Cahill, Hughes, Volquez

    TIA

    -YHL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @potus, Freeman, Hosmer… Hughes, Volquez (at home)…

  47. mauledbypandas says:
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    I just wanted to say I hate Hosmer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Get in line!

  48. crock says:
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    Drop colvin or maybin for snider or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  49. Derrick says:
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    Would you move Votto for Grienke in a 10-man league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Non-keeper? Sure…

  50. scott says:
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    rank these guys ROS
    lorenzo cain, luke scott, travis snider

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scott, Cain

  51. Tbone says:
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    Frazier or Snider next week and ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier…

  52. Steve says:
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    Sorry if you already answered this. Given today’s trade, if Myers is traded who is the astros closer – Lopez or Cordero?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lopez

    • Chillmodious says:
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      @Steve, Yeesh, I feel like I was in this same situation not too long ago when I drafted Sergio Santos. If you pretend Myers is Santos, Lopez is Casey Janssen, and Cordero is Cordero, then the answer is Lopez (i.e. Janssen).

  53. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Need to stream one in a tight H2H match, W and QS both count: Collmenter v HOU (Lyles), Detwiler v ATL (Jar Jar), Blanton v SF (Zito). Thinking Collmenter – that Astros lineup is brutal right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Blanton…Collmenter’s not bad though…

  54. Schizer says:
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    Who do you think has a better shot at turning this season around, Lincecum or Lester?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lester

  55. Mike says:
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    Hi Grey,

    love your site.

    Would you drop Altuve to pick up Weeks?

    Altuve brings average and steals, but I think Weeks has some power left and maybe he saved most of it for the second half.

    Thanks…

    Mike.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I love you. I’d stick with Altuve…

  56. Mike says:
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    To follow up on my ambiguous note – Rickie Weeks.

    Mike.

  57. Horse says:
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    Have been trying to acqiure Bruce. Now have 2 open offers. Do any of these work. Thanks.

    Edwin Jackson & Anibal for Bruce

    Or:

    Gio for Bruce

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Edwin deal is good…

  58. Chillmodious says:
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    Not sure why all the complaining about Ivictory Coast. I think it works quite well in combining ‘victory coast’ (which is what a pitcher staked to a big lead would get) and ‘Ivory Coast’ to complete the pun. It doesn’t even seem that forced to me. Are the people who dislike it aware that there is an actual country in West Africa from which this new Razzterm draws its etymology?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like to think the standards have been set so high that we have to reach for the stars every time out…

      • Chillmodious says:
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        @Grey, Fair enough.

  59. Grey

    Grey says:
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    ******THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS*****

  60. Abdoozy says:
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    @grey,

    You like Frazier over Seager ROS? Or at least as long as Votto is out, since otherwise Rolen is inexplicably cutting into Frazier’s PT?

    I ask because I just picked up Seager off waivers, based on his Razzball ranking, but Frazier is still out there and playing his home games in a hitter’s paradise…

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