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Jake Peavy is due back in less than a week unless he has a setback.  That ‘unless’ eats deep fried butter with a side of blooming onion, needs a crane to go to the bathroom and a mop to clean its inner thighs.  I’ll admit Peavy makes me smize, as Tyra would say.  I smized more when he was in Petco, but he’s pitched well in his rehab.  Does he deserve another chance?  Sure, why not?  What, he kicked your puppy’s nads?  Now if anyone tells you what you can expect of him this year other than three more DL stints, they’re lying, those no good liars.  You take the flyer on him if he’s on your waivers just hoping he stays healthy and produces.  The rest is icing.  …Actually, I’m using the rest is icing cliche wrong.  If he stays healthy and produces, that is the icing.  Can you tell I wrote this when I was hungry?  Mmm…Deep fried butter.  Anyway, here’s some players to buy or sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Vicente Padilla – I feel like one small point that’s getting lost in all of this Padilla talk is that he sucks.

Hong-Chih Kuo – It’s so frustrating when you own a guy that should step into the closer role and he’s currently sucking.  Well, that’s interesting for you to read.  Moving on…

Eduardo Sanchez – I think Tony La Russa is building a case to get out of some kind of contractual obligation.  A’la, “Yes, my client, Tony La Russa agreed to endorse Sbarro, but as he’s shown from his managing of the Cards bullpen, he doesn’t know what he’s doing from minute to minute.”

Fernando Salas – I see your closer committee and I raise you a closer clusterf**k.

Mark Melancon – I just read about him somewhere.  Oh, I know.  Scroll down to this morning’s post.  It’ll help exercise your typee muscles.

Aneury Rodriguez – Because of Gallardo, Liriano and a host of other schmohawks, I’m actively looking at Aneury in more leagues than I’d like to admit.

Bud Norris – Don’t make me say something pithy, just pick him up already.

Brett Wallace – His face looks like he’s trying to gleek, but he is a current hot schmotato.

Matt LaPorta – Here’s a peek behind the curtain at Razzball HQ.  I start the Buy/Sell on Monday and as the week goes on I add and remove players.  LaPorta has been in three Buys on Monday and hasn’t made it to Friday staying hot.  Not a great sign, but he is kinda hot now so do what you do.

Ian Stewart – It took over a year, but I think the fantasy community has finally given up on Stewart.  So what better time for him to finally break out?!  Yeah, that’s wishful thinking.  If you lost one of the twenty-five 3rd basemen that are out injured or just suck (Pedro Alvarez, “I understand you are talking about me.  I apologize sincerely.  Now I wish to eat a piece of cake and strikeout.”), grab the one, the only Mini Mini Donkey.

Allen Craig – Out of curiosity, I went back and looked at what Pujols did his first month in the major leagues to see why La Russa ever even played him.  Sure enough, Pujols hit .370 with 8 homers in April of 2001.  Allen Craig, that is what you’re up against.  Good luck!

Scott Sizemore – On the other hand, if you were to suit up your dachshund in a Tigers uniform, Leyland would probably bat him in the top of the order.

Clint Barmes – I picked him up in one league for the short schedule day yesterday and think I might run him out there for a few while Beckham (or Bartlett or Alcides or Nishioka) gets his act together.

Ben Revere – SAGNOF!

Matt Joyce – Still on fire from his last appearance in a Buy/Sell.  But a word of warning, he’s nearing 50% owned in ESPN leagues, which means he’s about to bomb.

Angel Pagan – Not a huge fan, but he should get better and be owned in more leagues than he currently is.

Peter Bourjos – Sure taking a long time for people to pick this guy up.  Don’t make me send his cousin Per Djoos after you.

Jason Bourgeois – Could probably steal 800 bases this year if he played every day.  Okay, plus or minus 750.

Will Venable – More steals yadda3.  Apropos of nothing, Max Venable, Will’s pop-pop, had a 12-year major league career and he has about as much on his Wikipedia page as I do.  Someone fill out my man’s stub.

SELL

Alexi Ogando – Just went over how his xFIP is farting in his ERA’s general direction.  Hint:  It was yesterday’s afternoon post.

Placido Polanco – Probably will hit .400 just to spite me, but if you can trade him for a Brain Freeze or even a low-end Donkeycorn, I would, and I don’t usually trade for closers.  BTW, I’d love to be sitting over the shoulder of someone who stumbles on this website for the first time.  Donkeycorn?  Brain Freeze?  Hot schmotato?  How are there 250 comments on every post at this site?  Is this a cult?  Razzball?  How about Razz-what-the-eff-is-this-mustachioed-man-talking-about?

Russell Martin – I admit that I don’t think you can trade him for much, but I’d try.  He was a hot April, not a hot beginning of a great season.  Plus, The Great Gazoo is back.

Ben Zobrist – He’s the number one rated 2nd baseman according to ESPN’s Player Rater as of right now…Unfortunately, half of his stats came from one day.  Remember it wasn’t that long ago that you were thinking about dropping him because as of April 22nd, he had a .183 average with 3 homers and 2 steals.  Then the last week of April, he tripled just about all his stats.  I wouldn’t trade him for Micah Hoffpauir’s fake ID, but I’d explore options.

  1. mets fan says:
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    Grey would you say ibanez and travis wood are more buys or sells?

  2. Chinaski says:
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    Grey, Bumgarner or Lilly (come on, dont tell me Lilly! :))

  3. bigwillystyle says:
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    Pirates Hitting Coach, “Pedro, I figured out why you’re struggling at the plate!”
    Pedro, through a mouthful of cake, “Hmmrs zap?”
    “I was watching video and noticed that every time you strike out you have cake all over your hands.”
    “I thought that was pine tar, holmes.”

  4. Eng says:
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    Uehara worth stashing?

  5. Mike says:
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    Tried to sell Ogando,along with Liriano-no for Clayton K in a testing the water trade offer.

    Got rejected.

    But countered with Clayton K & Stubbs for Liriano-no & Beltran.

    Accept, accept, accept, my brain said. Click, click, click, my fingers did.

    Yay. No more Fransucko on one team. Wish I could do that trade in the other league where I have him.

  6. Dan says:
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    was thinking of using your generic post to protest a trade in my league. Worthy?

    Crawford and Alex Gordon for Holliday and Soria

  7. Will says:
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    Best 3 for the rest of the year. dlR, gallardo, Lilly, beachy, or wolf??

  8. Grey — In a 18-team roto league I need to open up a roster spot for streaming 2 or 3 starts a week so I don’t fall behind on innings (I’m in this bind because I can’t trade, drop or start Liriano and so I’m left with only four useable starting pitchers). I’ve tried a few 2-for-1 deals but so far, no bites. Here are my options for making that space:

    –Dropping Slowey (he’s in the DL spot now, but Broxton was just moved to the DL and so I can use that spot for him)

    –Drop David Murphy (I don’t seem to play him much, with Pence, JUpton, Bourjos, and Alex Gordon in the OF and Robot Jones and Smoak battling for the UTIL slot)

    –Drop Robot Jones (he’s better on the road and they have a homestead coming up)

    –Drop Liriano (Seems inappropriate in a deep league like this one)

    –Do nothing: fall a little behind on innings but make it up later.

    Which option would you prefer? Which is the second best?

    Grazie!

  9. Chinaski says:
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    @Will: Beachy, Gallardo, De La Rosa

  10. Jason says:
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    Morrow, Chacin, Cain or Brett Anderson?

    If you had to choose one, which would it be?

  11. JohnnyFive says:
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    @Dan I know I’m not Grey, but that trade is certainly not worthy of the generic trade post. It’s not THAT horrible.

  12. Chinaski says:
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    @Jason: Morrow

  13. Chinaski says:
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    @ Grey,

    Wells or Kubel?

    As always thanks a bunch

  14. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    save scoundrels FYI dodgers recall jansen,dont know if he gets any saves but if kuo doesnt hold up he should be in the mix

  15. Stop the presses! Volquez just threw his first 1-2-3 first inning this year!

  16. Killer Joe says:
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    Grey, would you drop D. Hudson for Beachy?

  17. Howard says:
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    @Grey Would you drop the Mini Donkey for the Mini Mini Donkey?

  18. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Dan: Trade’s not that bad.

    @Will: What Chinaski said.

    @Enrique: Lose Slowey…Murphy…

    @Jason: Anderson

  19. birrrdy! says:
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    Grey, would you drop Capuano for Aneury? 10-team 5×5 NL only keeper.

  20. Will says:
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    Daniel Hudson is avaiable too. So Should I keep beachy, gallardo and dlR or replace 1 with Hudson?

  21. Paulie Allnuts

    Paulie Allnuts says:
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    @Grey:

    As the Razzball Glossary continues to expand, I belive that we are on the verge of entering cult status. Or as Rudy stated yesterday, if you understood what he was saying, you need to go outdoors and smell the roses. I often find myself using Glossary terms in leagues where no one tunes in to RazzNation, and they, of course, have no idea what I am talking about.:

    “There are a number of different signs and symptoms or what I call the “red flags” of a cult. Among these is a secret language.

    The reason I say it’s a secret is because the commonly used definitions for what a word means are substituted and traded out for meanings that only the inner circle of the group know…thus making it a coded language that members can communicate with.” – from “The Secret Code Language of Cults”, by Ariel in Cult, IHOP, Mike Bickle

  22. Harry's Kid says:
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    @Moustachio’d Messir Albright: Trade Z.Britton for Peavy??

  23. abNormal says:
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    In my 6×6 league w/ OPS and K/9 is this a good trade for me — Alexei Ramirez + Torii Hunter FOR my Gio Gonzalez and Capps…guys pitching is really weak, and my WHIP is already dead last, feel like I’m def. winning here shedding Gio, and upgrading my SS which is bad with Andrus in an OPS league who will give me no power whatsoever, I don’t think I’d use Hunter much, but Capps is just a reliever and I got Melancon the other day.

  24. chata says:
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    @Grey:

    tyra ?

  25. Jason says:
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    Buchholz + Kennedy for Oswalt with h2h, QS and 10 keepers? I’m thinking no, just because if Buchholz bounces back, it might just be worth seeing how his value plays out later?

    Staff is: Ubaldo, Hanson, Lilly, Kennedy, Buchholz, Harang, Duensing, BUD, and Piniero.

  26. dingbat says:
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    @Mike: That trade is obscene! You easily win on both players involved. If I were in that league, I’d suspect collusion.

  27. Paulie Allnuts

    Paulie Allnuts says:
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    @Grey:

    On a less philosohpical note, could you attempt to list, if possible, the order you would pick up the potential Cardinal closers: Salas, Sanchez, Boggs, Motte, Miller, Franklin, Batista ( I think that covers all of the possibilities, although only LaRussa would know)

  28. BigRedLatrine says:
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    Who gets more saves this year, Aardsma or Broxton?

  29. dingbat says:
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    @Paulie Allnuts: Nice analysis, but I don’t think it’s as bad as all that. As long as the Razzball glossary is prominently linked, the barrier to entry for Razzball is pretty low. It’s not like there are a ton of inside jokes that nobody would understand if they hadn’t been following the site for years.

  30. trick dad says:
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    please pick one sunday spot start:
    Mcdonald vs.HOU or Ross @KC

  31. Grey

    Grey says:
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    ***Standard Facebook update from old high school friends:

    The kids and I love the new sweet potato fry’s @Chick-fil-a!!!

    **Who are these people I was once friends with?

  32. Reds moved Leake to the bullpen and kept wood in the rotation!

  33. Chinaski says:
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    @Will:

    Dont touch these three. Stay put. Hudson is pitching in Arizona and once the tempratures rise in desert, balls will leave the ball park way easier than before.

  34. Dan Pants

    Charlie says:
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    What do you think Hosmer’s FAAB value in 12 team dynasty league.

    First time poster, long-timer reader. You is a funny man grey. keep it up

  35. Chinaski says:
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    @Harry’s Kid:

    Do it and when it doesnt work out, get rid of Peavy too. Britton is pitching way over his head, cant overpower batters and is lacking Ks. This is a combination that simply doesnt work out in the majors and specially not in AL East. All those yanks, sox and jays will start hitting him hard.

  36. Steve says:
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    @Grey: Did you have to correct his grammar in high school too?

  37. Chinaski says:
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    @Dat Dude:

    Did the right thing

  38. Volquez already has close to 60 pitches and only has 3 IP, this dude needs to focus on control… (3 K’s though and only one walk)

  39. Arrec Bardwin says:
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    Trying to trade for the adverb in a 16 team h2h points keeper league. We keep 8 no restrictions.

    Guy said he wants sp in return.

    My staff is:

    F-Her
    Brett Anderson
    Mat Latos
    Trevor Cahill
    Wand Wagon
    dlR
    Jason Hammel

    Aside from F-Her and not wanting to trade 2 of Latos/Anderson/Cahill, would Brett Anderson and, say, Wand Wagon or dlR be too much or too little?

    Gracias.

  40. Nuke LaDouche says:
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    Watching Volquez is painful. That guy clearly has no idea where the ball is going when it leaves his hand. Neither does the catcher and he is starting to get pissed.

  41. Chinaski says:
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    This Volquez guy is not pitching, he is just throwing the ball at batters and his own catcher…terrible command

  42. frank rizzo says:
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    Would love to get something for Zobrist but my league-mates all believe he is a one day wonder, which you pretty much summed him up to be.

    Gun to your head: Kuo over Padilla, right? I don’t have the luxury of rostering both but they are both available at this moment. Missed on Melancon.

  43. you guys like Bailey better than Volquez? same team, similar style pitchers, but i think Bailey has better command. Although, Bailey also gets hurt every other month as well…

    I have Volquez and McDonald on my NL only team, trying to stick it through with McDonald (his last 2 outings have been decent). But Volquez just isn’t showing me anything at this point.

    Homer Bailey and Aneury Rodriguez are FA’s right now… the bid is tonight.

    Grey/Nation drop volquez for either of these two?

  44. mookiewilson says:
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    Bourjos or Fowler for the next month?

  45. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Dat Dude: volquez still isnt that far removed from tommy john,i think he gets better as the year progresses

  46. Jason says:
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    I didn’t pull the trigger and now he’s heading to the DL. Bad grey, bad.

  47. J Rich says:
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    Grey, did you just slip a Nicki Minaj reference into the Jay Bruce blurb?

  48. mc serch says:
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    @Grey: hey Grey…how bout my Nunez/Padilla for his Chacin? Better than my Chacin for his Beachy?

  49. Howie Met Your Mother says:
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    I guess I don’t understand why I’d give Polanco, a guy who KEEPS HITTING, away for an Axford type when 3B is being ravaged by underperformers and injuries.

  50. mc serch says:
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    sorry….. I meant is my Nunez for his Beachy?

  51. frank rizzo says:
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    I’m not watching the game but for all the crapping everyone’s doing on Volquez, his line isn’t looking too bad right now and he is in good shape for the W right now.

  52. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Dat Dude: Thanks for the heads up!

    @Charlie: Thanks for the kind words! Out of $100? $12

    @Steve: It was a she. Amazing how many grammar mistakes I make, yet I’m able to maintain my grammar snobbery.

    @Arrec Bardwin: Anderson and Wandy seems fair.

    @frank rizzo: Yeah, Kuo.

    @Dat Dude: Bailey’s a bit of a nightmare too, but you can try him.

    @mookiewilson: Bourjos

    @AL KOHOLIC: I agree, he’ll get much better and be dominant, but it may take a few months.

    @mc serch: I like it for you better.

  53. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @J Rich: I did, but don’t tell anyone.

  54. The Situation says:
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    Teheran getting called up for Saturday’s doubleheader vs. Philly. Is there any chance he could actually stay up longer than one start?

  55. mookiewilson says:
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    Drop Ogando for Dempster? Ogando seems to have very little trade value in my league.

  56. Jeter's On Roids says:
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    OGAN-DO faces the Mariners and A’s on a regular basis. That alone makes him worth keeping.

  57. @frank rizzo: besides his 90 pitch count in 5 innings and the 1.60 whip

  58. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Jason: whos dl,d

  59. frank rizzo says:
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    @Dat Dude: His WHIP didn’t look like that at the end of the 4th inning.

  60. Chinaski says:
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    @Dat Dude: To be honest, i dont like Reds pitchers at all. Wood is the only guy i would like to have to start in favourable matchups. That ballpark scares me away, slightest mistakes result in HR and that makes pitchers think too much which usually leads to even more mistakes.

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    @trick dad: not officially, but got scratched today and its possible DL

  62. trick dad says:
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    @trick dad: scratched from tomorrows start…is it the weekend yet?

  63. Grey…

    I know you got deep pockets from all of those book sales… i got an idea for the razzball website. It’d be cool if there was something similar to the “league chat” function that CBS sports has on their live scoring page at the bottom of each post. Seems like a lot of us have started to watch the games (at least the day games) and post about what is going on. Could still use the comment function for direct questions about certain players, but have the “game chat” for people who just want to make points about the day in baseball…

    Ha , just thought it would be a cool option. I love the league chat in our league. Just throwin it out there as a big fan off razzballers and the razzball nation.

  64. Volquez is out after 5 with Lecure coming into the game…

    His line for today”
    98 PC, 5 INN, 6 HA, 4 BBI, 3 K, 2 ER, 3.600 ERA, 2.000 WHIP

    A few double plays really saved his A$$ today.

  65. mc serch says:
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    @Grey: Thanks, I think I’m going to enjoy owning Chacin….lots of games against Pods, Giants and Dogers :-).

  66. herschel says:
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    Braves prospect right-hander Julio Teheran will make his major league debut Saturday against the Phillies. Its only for a spot start due to the double header, but has he surpassed Minor on the depth chart?

  67. @Dat Dude: My bad, he actually gave up more than 2 ER. I think h e was responsible for some of the guys on base there

  68. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Dat Dude: I have a suggestion for site suggestions, you put a guy that could actually implement this in touch with me and I’ll discuss with him price and functionality.

    @mc serch: Yo-lease is yo-money.

  69. herschel says:
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    @Grey: bourgois in the lineup tonight with lee playing first and wallace on the bench. think this setup continues and eats into regular playing time for wallace?

  70. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @AL KOHOLIC: It’s like Garza has Volquez’s WHIP and Volquez has Garza’s ERA.

  71. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @herschel: Don’t think so, think it would be disgraceful of the Astros if they do that. So then again maybe.

  72. Wilsonian says:
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    Would you deal Zorilla for Uggla straight up?

  73. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Grey: good answer

  74. Fletch says:
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    @Grey: I just dealt A. Cabrera and Lohse for Scherzer…good win for me getting Scherzer for those 2 waiver pick ups?

  75. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    yeah,when garza walked renturia to bring up votto and co,was silly.that cost him 2 runs there,and volquez is just throwing right now,if i were them id keep his pitch count down for another month,but dusty can be tough on his pitchers

  76. @Grey: haha understood… To be honest, you can get them for free. just look up “web site chat box”. there’s a lot of places out there.

  77. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Fletch: yeah i like it

  78. Wheelhouse says:
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    point taken that ogando’s been overperforming, but is it selling too low to deal ogando and liriano for kuroda and wandy in a league where you can’t bench players?

  79. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Grey: byrd 2 for 3 no rbi though

  80. ritzer says:
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    Drop Rayburn for for Hosmer?

  81. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    lirianos next start in question according to cbs sports

  82. nick m. says:
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    Could you pick two for the rest of the year in H2H: Ted Lilly, Edwin Jackson, Ervin Santana, Scott Baker, Jake Peavy, Travis Wood?

  83. william says:
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    @Grey – I currently have Mark Reynolds at 3B. Do I drop Carlos Pena for Ian Stewart? My other 1B are Adrian Gonzalez and Ben Zobrist.

    I have Kung Fu Panda on the DL.

  84. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @ritzer: i love the hot rookie nookie so i would unless you have a sp to drop,most of us have a sp that really isnt any better than a handfull of guys on the waiver wire,if thats the case ,loose him

  85. Clueless says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Trying to get Anderson off this doode in the AL Only ten teamer, i have some closer depth (Perez, Wallden, Rauch) and need another SP as Lackey is Crappey.

    How about:

    Chris Perez/Mike Napoli for Anderson/Shoppach?

    Thks.

  86. Steve says:
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    @Grey: Must be your grammar support team.

  87. ritzer says:
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    @Al Danks is my worst SP at the moment?
    Would you drop him before Rayburn.

  88. william says:
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    @Grey @Everyone: Is Colby Lewis worth a pick up? I didn’t see his game last night, but was his velocity back up on his way to 11 K’s?

  89. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @william: seattle helps the k rate but this game could be just what he needed,i dont know what his immediate schedule is,that would play a part in picking him up

  90. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @ritzer: how deep a league and how many sp,s do you have?

  91. Walker, Pittsburgh Pirate says:
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    do yallz like jupton or bruce better for the rest of the season?

  92. Trevor

    tggq21 says:
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    Would you trade Cueto and Utley for A-Roid? I have mark reynolds at 3B right now and could possibly trade him away after or drop… H2H 5×5

  93. ritzer says:
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    @ Al 12 team points league so I have 11SP no RP.

    Cole Hamels (Phi – SP)
    RP Jeremy Hellickson (TB – SP,RP)
    P Daniel Hudson (Ari – SP)
    P Max Scherzer (Det – SP)
    P John Danks (CWS – SP)
    P Hiroki Kuroda (LAD – SP)
    BN Brandon Beachy (Atl – SP)
    BN Francisco Liriano (Min – SP)
    Gallardo
    Anderson

  94. Wilsonian says:
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    @william: someone dropped him in my 16 Team H2H league, and you bet your ass I claimed him. He’s no #1, but his Ks could be decent, he plays for a solid team, and pitches against the A’s and the M’s frequently. He could be a solid #4ish starter, especially in a deep league.

    @E’erbody: Tabata is supposed to be back in the starting lineup tonight, FYI.

  95. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @tggq21: i want a-roid all day there

  96. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @ritzer: yeah id drop him

  97. chata says:
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    @Grey:

    there’s this plucky little fellow that races to the drop/add page ,
    almost before you submit your recommendations .

    so , now that he has hosmer fully entrenched on his roster ,
    will you , please , let him know what he’s got , by ranking the
    following 1st basemen : d.lee , laroche , barton , loney , and hosmer ,
    for the rest of 2011 ?

    thanking you , in advance .

  98. herschel says:
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    From RW: Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Vicente Padilla will handle save chances in Jonathan Broxton’s absence.

    Source: Dylan Hernandez on Twitter

  99. bravo says:
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    Also, which 2 would you start:

    Krispie @ SD, Stauffer
    Werth @ FLA, Nolasco
    Hosmer vs OAK, Gonzalez

  100. Rollie Lingers says:
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    Wld you trade Liriano for Billingsley?

  101. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @bravo: i dont know how hosmer hits lefties,but id take the top 2 till he proves

  102. michael bourne says:
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    Grey, sizemore counts as a buy? 3/4 followed by 1/8 is blah. I am in a tiger slappy league and no one has him yet… where is the hosmer. Best player ever, right? Pena is better but no one gets it yet.

  103. brett wallac says:
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    @michael bourne:

    pena ??

    enough is enough .

    and , i want my “e” back .
    you can’t steal everything .

  104. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @ritzer: Sure

    @AL KOHOLIC: Why?

    @nick m.: Lilly, Wood

    @william: Nah

    @Clueless: Sounds good.

    @Steve: Haven’t heard from them in a while.

    @william: Depends who you’re dropping for him.

    @Walker, Pittsburgh Pirate: Upton

    @tggq21: I’d want A-Rod.

    @bravo: Don’t have time to read it, what’s it say?

    @chata: LaRoche, Hosmer…

    @herschel: Fair enough, but I don’t think it stays that way for long.

    @bravo: Sorry, bit late. Would’ve went with the first two.

    @Rollie Lingers: Sure

    @michael bourne: I just went over Hosmer this morning.

  105. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    News/Analysis Headlines Preseason Outlook
    Liriano’s next start in question?: The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports that Twins starter Francisco Liriano was sent back to the team hotel Friday in Boston when he showed up with a sore throat. Liriano, who is coming off Tuesday’s no-hitter, is expected to pitch Monday’s series finale in Boston pending how his bullpen session goes on Saturday.
    (Updated

  106. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @AL KOHOLIC: Geez, someone trade this guy to a warm climate team.

  107. bravo says:
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    @Grey:

    The gist of it is that mini donkey is actually K’ing less, and this may impact his HR #’s because he may not be swinging for the fences like he was before. His avg should come up a bit to maybe .220 or so because his BABIP is low. Basically, author is saying that mini donkey may not have a good fantasy year.

  108. GTS says:
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    Bourgeois or Tabata?

  109. friar says:
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    How would you rank Trumbo, Smoak, Hosmer, and Alex Gordon for week 6? Which of those four guys has the most upside for the rest of the season.

  110. GTS says:
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    Iannetta or Ramos?

  111. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    and britton hits a snag,man i wanted to bench him tonight but didnt,think ill try ole homer bailey out

  112. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @bravo: I don’t buy that. Donkeys do what they do.

    @GTS: Tabata

    @friar: Smoak, Gordon, Trumbo…

    @GTS: Ramos

    @AL KOHOLIC: He was due for that snag. More to come.

  113. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Grey: speaking of homers,look at ike go,hitting number 7,ive got him in my yahoo league but didnt expect this

  114. The Sequential Hermaphrodite says:
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    Do you think Mat Latos is a good buy candidate? He says he feels he is getting back to his 2010 level.

  115. Steve says:
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    Bah – dropped Rivera for Byrd, leaving Willingham alone. Happy with Byrd’s contribution but of course Rivera starts hitting again and Willingham is sitting.

    Oh – and could Wandy maybe get more than a run’s worth of support?

  116. brett wallac says:
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    @AL KOHOLIC:

    time for us to get out our old buttons ?

  117. William says:
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    @Grey: Drop Padilla for Colby Lewis?

  118. westly says:
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    Grey i’m at the end of my rope here. In my 16 team 5×5 dynasty that i had such high hopes for my lineup consists of

    C wieters
    1b morneau, moreland
    2nd roberts, beckham
    3rd reynolds, ryan roberts
    SS andrus
    OF Gordan
    OF Heyward
    OF McCutchen
    DL J. Hamilton

    I don’t know what to do, collectively my active lineup is at .220 for the year, i’m batting 152 for the week, and have only one week in which i batted over 225, the rest of the weeks i’m below 200. My frustration level has maxxed out. everyone i put in goes 0-4 every night. I scream at my computer screen nightly. Is there any hope at all or should i say screw it and start playing fantasy golf or something. There is talent there but these bums can’t hit. AHHHHHHHHH

  119. Remember the old Willie and Frankie (Billy Crystal and Christopher Guest) sketch from SNL? I couldn’t find a video of it, just this hilarious transcript of a great one. Anyway, I couldn’t help thinking of it while watching The Real World the other night. Here’s my spec script for a new Willie and Frankie sketch, RW Vegas style. You shop it around to your fancy L.A. friends and get back to me with an offer.

    WILLIE: Hey, Frankie.

    FRANKIE: How’s it goin’ Willie?

    WILLIE: Not too good, not too good. I’ve been having casual, unprotected sex with someone for a while now who…

    FRANKIE: Has sex with unprotected sex with other random people on a regular basis?

    WILLIE: Yeah, exactly. So then I’m thinking, ah, what do you call it…

    FRANKIE: How it burns when you urinate, and how you’re worried about STDs as well as an unwanted pregnancy?

    WILLIE: Right, right. Man, I hate it when that happens. What luck, eh?

    FRANKIE: You wanna’ talk about bad luck? I have this dark secret I’ve been keeping from family, friends… everyone. And then, all I do is…

    WILLIE: Go on a popular, internationally televised reality show?

    FRANKIE: Yeah, right. And somehow…

    WILLIE: Your well kept secret is out there, and now everyone knows you were in gay porn?

    FRANKIE: Exactly! Now that’s some bad luck.

    WILLIE: Y’know, that reminds me. The other night I had a few too many, and next thing I know I’m…

    FRANKIE: Under a blanket engaged in steamy, gay antics even though you’ve recently and repeatedly talked about how homosexual activity turns you off big time?

    WILLIE: Right, exactly. So then I…

    FRANKIE: Lead your ex to believe that you’re back together, only to decide later that you don’t want to get back together, and will probably get super pissed when they move on to someone else?

    WILLIE: Right, right… you understand.

    FRANKIE: Oh, absolutely. That’s the worst when that happens.

    WILLIE: I can’t stand when that happens.

    FRANKIE: Well I gotta’ run Willie.

    WILLIE: Good talkin’ with ya’. Catch you later, Frankie.

  120. Flunkie says:
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    Polanco part made me lol.

  121. rvde says:
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    Somehow I’ve ended up with B Roberts, Mini Donkey and Adam Jones on my team. Does one try not to have this many players from one team on their fantasy squad? Especially if they’re O’s?

  122. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Steve: That’ll be nice, right?

    @William: Eh

    @westly: Reynolds is the only real average drain there, the rest of the team has been unlucky.

    @Awesomus Maximus: Ha! Nice… Is it me or does this show just keep getting better and better? Might be a top 3 season of all-time. “To explain my gay porn past, I want to show my best guy friends naked pics of myself.” And they sit there and look at them. Tell you what? If Rudy used to do gay porn, I don’t want to see it.

    @rvde: Yeah, not the greatest team.

  123. bravo says:
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    @Grey:

    Haha, ok. Thanks! I’ll hold mini-donkey for now, and let him do his thang.

  124. Steve says:
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    @Grey: Still think Barmes is a buy after that? Pppfttt.

  125. Phils Phan says:
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    Grey,

    Is Bartolo Colon a decent option to look for short term return?

    Or even if it’s 2 weeks or a month would you rather have Bud Norris or Madison Bumgarner?

  126. Walker, Pittsburgh Pirate says:
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    which side would you rather be on: heyward vs. david price + grady sizemore

  127. chata says:
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    crawford is such an automatic out .
    how he escaped being on my h2h team (avg .127)
    is beyond me .

  128. wire says:
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    Harang and Pena for Farnsworth?

  129. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    damn lee has 15 k,s,9 hits allowed

  130. chata says:
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    somebody’s got to talk to these prima donnas .

    little pedie pedrosia , with his full-blown napolean complex ,
    always swinging for that friggin green monster ….
    never ONCE behind the runner .
    that pitch can be a foot off the outside part of the plate ,
    and still , he trying to pull the ball .
    swinging outta his spikes .

    how sad .

  131. Steve says:
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    @Grey: GIDP with bases loaded and now of course Wandy is behind.

  132. chata says:
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    @chata:

    *edit he’s
    (moron)

  133. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    the big hos gets a sb

  134. Steve says:
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    WTF Kuroda?

  135. Steve says:
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    @Steve: After that bullshit, I might as well have started Volquez. Coulda used the win.

  136. chata says:
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    baez ?
    figures .

  137. @Grey: Not sure if you noticed, but in the background you could see one of his buddies scrolling through other profiles on “Spencer’s” site while the rest of them were whooping it up.

    Also, I’m assuming he didn’t bust out a VHS of his BJ video and only owned up to the nude pics. So much for swallowing his pri… hmm… so much for getting all the skeletons out of the clos… umm… so much for putting his ass on the lin… damn… seems the gay pun is inevitable. So much for taking it like a man!

  138. wire says:
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    beachy and kimbel for n.cruz and garland?

  139. Steve says:
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    Rauch came in at the top of the 8th in a 5-1 game. Are his closing days over?

  140. Whiskey Diet says:
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    Wuz happnin’ everybody?

    Just got offered

    Stanton / Arroyo

    for

    Pineda / Nuñez

    12 Team H2H. Do I counter and try to get, instead of Arroyo, Chapman, Britton, Gio, T. Hudson? Or accept/reject it as is?

    Current team:

    Pujols
    Weeks
    Reynolds
    Al. Ramirez
    Holliday
    Gardner
    Markakis
    A. Jones
    Jeter

    F-Her
    Greinke
    Kuroda
    Bills
    D Hudson
    Beachy
    Jackson

    Thanks a bunch

  141. herschel says:
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    From RW: Roger Bernadina was pulled from a game with Triple-A Syracuse on Friday in the fourth inning. He isn’t injured, so one wonders if Rick Ankiel could potentially be headed to the disabled list. If that’s the case, Bernadina is worth an immediate add in NL-only formats.

  142. Steve says:
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    Garcia has it going on tonight…

  143. Eddy says:
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    @Steve:

    All I can scream in my head was ,”He was supposed to regress!”

    His projections have him in the low 3s at the end of 2011 with a sub-3 BB/9 and 8 K/9. What the hell.

  144. Steve says:
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    C’mon Astros. Give the new guy a cushion.

  145. chata says:
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    @Steve:

    only 75 pitches thru 7 for garcia

  146. William says:
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    the land of blah: Carlos Lee or Torii Hunter?

  147. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Camp and the defense work it into a save situation for Francisco.

  148. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    @Eddy: I see you don’t mind talking about it when it’s my Cards instead of your Marlins!

    (Just kidding)

  149. Steve says:
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    @Steve: And of course he walks one.

  150. matt says:
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    @grey

    is it time i look into selling high on lind?

  151. Steve says:
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    @Steve: Might as well get it all out of the way at once I guess.

  152. Eddy says:
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    @VinWins:

    Hey, I just talked about his projections! Maybe I was unaware of what he was doing!

    ….

    ….

    Steve started it!

  153. VinWins

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    @Eddy: Ha!

  154. Steve says:
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    What’s happening in DC? Yahoo says it’s over, ESPN says it’s still going…

  155. Eddy says:
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    @Steve:

    Yahoo got excited and counted a warning track shot to dead center as a HR.

    First time I’ve seen that happen!

  156. Steve says:
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    @Steve: Sorry, in FLA. MLB.com has it still going. Pity, I could have really used the win that Yahoo has given to Nunez.

  157. matt says:
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    also, is teheran worth an add and hold or just a spot start tomorrow then drop?

  158. Eddy says:
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    @Steve:

    My buddy in H2H, whom I’m facing, has both Stanton and Nuñez and is weeping that it wasn’t real.

  159. Eddy says:
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    @matt:

    1. It always depends on what you can get as a return, but if you’re expecting the bottom to fall out on Lind, I wouldn’t count on it. He’s not a .300 hitter, but he’ll finish .280 with 25 HR, 90-100 RBI and 80-90 runs. He was exceptionally bad last year, so that wasn’t really him. Somewhere between 2009 and 2010 is a reasonable expectation. But those numbers I mentioned are hard to find.

    2. I’d add Teheran for s’s and g’s. Could he blow up? Sure. So if you can afford that, then go for it. But he’s going to get sent down again afterward. In a non-keeper, I’d drop. And even in keepers I’d drop, depending on your parameters.

  160. Tony tone says:
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    Which of the following would be the least desirable to roster: Kuo, Rauch, Eduardo Sanchez, or Aardsma (ie who should I drop). Thanks!

  161. Tony tone says:
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    Also, should I trade Choo for Cliffy Lee?

  162. Bill says:
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    Who do you like more in a 5 X 5 for the rest of the year: Nolasco or Liriano?

  163. chata says:
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    @Tony tone:

    the other owner would buy that deal ?

  164. Tony tone says:
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    @chata: No clue, its a keeper but I don’t think thats like an outrageous deal. Hes SP heavy and been trying to move Cliffy hard. I was thinking of offering Crawford/Delmon for Stubbs/Cliff, is that a fair enough deal?

  165. Child Please says:
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    12-team 5×5 (H instead of AVG) roto 8-player keeper league

    Would you drop Raburn, Bourgeois, Rivera, or Francisco for Sands?

    C- McCann
    1B- Adam Lind
    2B- Howie Kendrick
    3B- Wright
    SS- Andrus
    MI- Asdrubal Cabrera
    CI- Smoak
    OFx5- Nelson Cruz, Choo, Pence, Raburn, Bourgeois
    UTIL- Juan Rivera
    BEN- Ben Francisco
    DL- Utley, Morales

  166. chata says:
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    @Tony tone:

    you can try it , but i’d still want the lee side .

    others would disagree , i’m sure .

  167. @Grey: I would like to see a web cam of the God he believes in and keeps preaching about who’s apparently cool with dipping your dick into anything that signs an MTV release form. I’ve never heard of that one.

  168. Also, I know you wouldn’t have drafted Utley, but if you could trade a Darwin Barney type and had the open DL slot to stash him in, you’d do that, right?

  169. chata says:
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    going h2h against the reigning cy-young champ must be a pretty
    heady experience for humber .
    i’m rootin’ for him .

    am pretty sure he’s not confident in his back-up (bull-pen) .

  170. charlie batch says:
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    heyo!! question question if you dont mind!

    Your Gallardo for his Dunn in a 16 team league, where your next “best” pitcher is wandy/beachy/chacin

  171. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @charlie batch: 16 teams,those are good piychers but beachy will get shut down later,i like dunn

  172. Eddy says:
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    Razzers, which trade do you prefer in a 16-team H2H with OPS and AVG?

    David Wright and Tabata

    for

    Matt Holliday and Alex Gordon

  173. chata says:
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    dunn’s batting stance is almost identical to that of crawford’s .

  174. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @chata: yeah i noticed that too,think ill try a different one next time i play.

  175. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    normally id have went to the kentucky oaks races today and partied tonight but im still lugging around a bad leg,but you guys make sure and tune in tomorrow for the derby

  176. vottomatic says:
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    @ Grey: I’m about to cut ties with Raburn. Do you have anything to talk me away from the ledge?

  177. chata says:
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    @AL KOHOLIC:

    got any hot tips ?

  178. Wilsonian says:
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    In an 8 team league, are you 100% sure I don’t/can’t drop Dunn’s rotting corpse off my roster for Smoak? I’ve got Fielder at 1st plus Lind who can fill in, if need be. I’m still trying to deal him, but this is getting ridiculous and I don’t see that deal going through.

  179. chata says:
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    A ‘s hitters blanked choo …. 0-11
    and tonight he’s 0-4 out in anaheim .

    who’s not a buy-low candidate ?

  180. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @chata: no man i usually would have but since i broke my leg i havent left the frikin house,i know uncle mo was a scratch and he was 1 of the favs

  181. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    thank you luke gregerson,

  182. chata says:
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    @AL KOHOLIC:

    years ago , (i’m gonna guess the mid to late 80′s) , a friend of mine
    never missed the derby … made a killing .
    he was betting the horses that were on lasik … year after year .

    i think that “system” is gone now , though i’m not exactly sure why .

  183. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @chata: ive never been a big gambler,drinking was my game but at the oaks and derby ill usually bet a couple hundred each day,breaking even is a victory to me

  184. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    i was a felix hernandez owner last year in a league that counts wins and loses,so to his owners this year ,i feeel your pain,of course this year i have an 0-5 danks that should be more like 3-1

  185. chata says:
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    if thornton gets out of this jam ,
    i’m gonna go back and pick him up

  186. Flunkie says:
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    Traded Jason Bay for D. Hudson. You like? ‘Cause I like.

  187. Chinaski says:
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    @wire: Never ever

  188. chata says:
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    oops
    don’t blame me .

  189. WDE05 says:
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    I own Mauer and I’m looking for another replacement while he’s on the DL. Hundley worked well for about a week, but then he proceeded to suck and now he’s going to the DL. The FAs in my league are all pretty weak options…Barajas, Conger, Jaso, Thole, Ramon Hernandez, Doumit, Torrealba. Not sure if I should go with a Conger or Jaso who won’t hurt my BA/OBP, but are also only playing half the time or a guy like Torrealba or Barajas who will put up more RBIs but have a shitty BA/OBP. Thoughts?

  190. Steve says:
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    Seems that the other Krispie showed up today.

  191. bean says:
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    you starting cueto sunday @ cubs?

  192. Lopes says:
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    Am I gunna see Sam fuld be good again or am I gunna have to shop around?

  193. knighttown says:
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    @Lopes:

    I finally cut bait today and it feels great. Fuld, thanks for the 10 steals and mucho runs but you are who i thought you were. Actually, that’s not entirely true cause i didn’t think you were anything cause I never heard of you. Both my April love affairs (Fuld and Gomes) are now gone.

    Lost Fuld for Jason Hammel and his two home starts against the Padres and Mets.

  194. AnotherFalstaff says:
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    @Grey – As Utley goes to rehab, he gets dropped by an impatient owner for a two-start streamer. I still have Hill. What’s the bid in a $100 FAAB league? The guy with Lowrie will go big. Happy Derby Day!

  195. GTS says:
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    Bedard or Buehrle tomorrow? I need a win.

  196. The Burghler says:
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    McCutchen/Ervin Santana for Morneau/Pineda, which side?

  197. Wilsonian says:
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    @Grey: dammit Grey, you know I have to listen to you. I guess I’ll keep hoping for a Dunn bounce back.

  198. barker says:
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    20 team league 6 keepers trade seperate lf / cf / rf slots

    i give britton gregg pineda i get vlad and walden my original deal had lohse instead of pineda

    kid needs pitching in the worst way

    current starters verlander gallardo t hudson pavano pineda britton correia wade davis teheran lohse
    relievers brox DL gregg santos wilton thorton salas
    current rf cuddyer pagan DL

    rough list of guys i may keep fielder kemp lind verlander gallardo hill pineda
    teheran

    what do you think ?? should i give up pineda who could be a possible keeper? relievers/closers are pretty valuable in this league so although i won’t keep vlad, i may keep walden — he also has werth should i replace him with vlad?

  199. barker says:
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    the first one with lohse is good though right??

    what about pineda/britton for heyward from another guy

  200. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @barker: With Lohse it’s fine… Don’t give up Pineda.

  201. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @barker: But you can give up Pineda and Britton for Heyward, that’s fine.

  202. barker says:
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    thank you grey — u da man

    one more what do you think of britton for hunter

  203. barker says:
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    sorry for another post but the kid just sent over another after i rejected the pineda one

    lohse gregg britton teheran for vlad walden tillman parnell DL

    i would prolly drop parnell and definitely tillman

    i know teheran is going to be great — but who knows how much he contributes this year and i have pineda as my stud young gun and he is in safeco

  204. barker says:
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    and most of the reason to make this trade is to clear roster space for nishioka and others on the DL brox and freese so i would pick up relievers in their stead

  205. Wilsonian says:
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    Longo beastin right now. I hope this dude gets on a roll after this game.

  206. Cheese

    Cheese says:
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    Wright and Zobrist or Bautista and Pedroia?

    8×8 16 team leagu (BB, SLG, H)

  207. Joel says:
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    Grey: In my 6×6 h2h league< I need a RF since I traded Upton and Dunn for Pujols this week :) I've been offered Swisher and Chris Carpenter for CC Sabathia. I'm leaning towards it, despite the crappy starts of Swish and carp. what do you think??

  208. Grey

    Grey says:
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    ***BTW, Rudy’s in a Twitter feud. Hehe

  209. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Joel: Not a good trade.

  210. Joel says:
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    Thanks. would u do it for Kubel and Billingsley?

  211. Steve says:
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    Starting Gallardo today? I kinda have to.

  212. knighttown says:
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    Tell us about this feud.

    I’ve got Hill on the DL and have been rocking super schmo Alcides Escobar at MI. Do I wait to see how Hill is when he gets back or just go ahead and activcate Hill and drop Alcides. 6/12 in power, 12/12 in speed in a 12 teamer.

  213. Donnie Baseball says:
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    Great stuff as usual.

    Stanton or Sparkakis?

    And would you try to buy Lilly right now. His value is as low as it’s going to be. But his velocity is way down. And it didn’t come out of nowhere. It’s been steadily going down and I think this is as hard as he’s going to throw.

    Can he get by with a 86 mph fastball?

  214. second says:
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    How would you rank these brain freezes? Padilla, Fuentes, Madson, Gregg, Rauch, Frank Frank.

    I have room for 4 of them, I’m thinking Rauch and Fuentes are the odd men out. But Padilla kinda sucks so…

  215. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    News/Analysis Headlines Preseason Outlook
    Utley homers twice in Florida: Philadelphia 2B Chase Utley (knee) sure looked good in his first appearance at extended spring training on Saturday, reports MLB.com. Utley went 5 for 7 with two home runs in the game from Dunedin, Fla. “We will progress him slowly,” Philadelphia general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. told MLB.com Friday. “It’s good to know he will be on the field, but it’s good to know he’s actually going to be on the field, playing second base and swinging a bat in the game. That’s all good stuff.”
    (Updated

  216. Rick Dempsey says:
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    In your opinion, is Edwin Jackson worth owning in a 5×5 league with 10 teams?

  217. Donnie Baseball says:
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    How about Reynolds and Walden for Bautista? Too much to give up?

    mini donkey looks lost right now.

  218. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Rick Dempsey: spot start but no i wouldnt consider him a mainstay of my staff

  219. Donnie Baseball says:
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    @AL KOHOLIC:

    Wow, really. Reynolds’ value has fallen that far huh. Thanks. I’m definetly going to give it a try then.

  220. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    surprise surprise,nelson cruz on the 15 day D.L

  221. VinWins

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    A couple no-hitters going on

  222. Donny Kerabatsos' Ghost says:
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    @VinWins: Well, you jinxed one of them. I was about to question whether Liriano and Gallardo might be the same guy until that Descalso single in the 8th.

  223. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    News/Analysis Headlines Preseason Outlook
    Alavrez to the DL? : Pirates 3B Pedro Alvarez was not in the starting lineup for Saturday’s game against the Astros as he continues to be sidelined with a right quad strain. Alvarez has now missed four straight games with his injury and manger Clint Hurdle told MLB.com that it’s getting close to the point where the Pirates would have to consider a DL stint if Alvarez isn’t ready to return soon.
    (Updated 05/07/2011)
    Injury

  224. chata says:
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    @VinWins:

    last week , i made a 3 for 3 deal which entailed me giving up
    liriano for verlander .

    (my trading partner did not start liriano)

  225. VinWins

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    @Donny Kerabatsos’ Ghost: Ha! The Cards are my team, so I don’t think a jinx works that way.

    And the Jays are the other team I follow. Right now they are using the strategy of making the pitcher sit in the dugout a long time.

  226. chata says:
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    @AL KOHOLIC:

    it’s bad luck to be superstitious .

    at least , that’s what we tell our customers in the casino biz .

  227. VinWins

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    @chata: Nice. I didn’t start Gallardo today, and I almost always start pitchers against the Cards.

  228. Eddy says:
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    Just wanted to wish everyone a happy Saturday!

    I hope Teheran can give me a spectacular performance for my birthday today!

  229. charlie batch says:
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    bonne joor, I have a trade question, if you dont mind!

    My gallardo/tabata/youkilis for his lilly/dunn/miggy in a 16-team league, with minimal pitching depth behind gallardo. (chacin/bumgarner/wandy/beachy/narveson/ejax

  230. VinWins

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    Adam Lind left the game earlier; just announced he had lower-back tightness.

  231. VinWins

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    @Eddy: Happy Birthday!

  232. charlie batch says:
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    Was just offered miggy/dunn/posada for my gallardo/youky/freddie freeman/avila as well, which side do you take?

  233. Eddy says:
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    @VinWins:

    Thank you!

  234. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @VinWins: yeah im a card fan to,so i was glad on that one,i own verlander so that worked out great,could have used a few more k,s

  235. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @charlie batch: i want miggy and dunn

  236. royce! says:
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    Verlander no-hitter, and he’s on my RCL team! Also close to a no hitter? My RCL team’s offense!

    Oh yeah, and Gallardo too.

    (But more importantly, my RCL team)

  237. Howard says:
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    @Grey Do you think Alvarez is a buy low? or a buy no? Would you trade Beckham for him or just let them eat cake?

  238. Howard says:
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    @royce! Hope you’re not in my league!

  239. William says:
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    @Grey: Mark Reynolds or Casey McGehee?

  240. Fletch says:
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    @Grey: Stauffer or McCarthy?

  241. Mr2Bits says:
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    Anyone know if Oswalt is actually on the DL for an injury or was it because he needed more time with his family?

  242. vinko says:
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    @Mr2Bits: Philadelphia placed SP Roy Oswalt on the 15-day disabled list on Friday night because he has an injured back. The move is retroactive to April 27, meaning Oswalt is eligible to return next Thursday.

  243. Steve says:
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    Great Moseley, just great. Thanks very much.

  244. Steve says:
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    @Steve: Finally got down to within .10 of my opponent’s ERA, and then that. Blurgh.

  245. royce! says:
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    At the Padres game… May have been wrong about Moseley’s regression not being too severe.

  246. WDE05 says:
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    Bourgeois injured an oblique running to 1st base and was pulled from the game. Of course I added him last night. With my luck, I’m sure he’s heading for the DL for a few weeks.

  247. VinWins

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    Gallardo displayed stirrups for the first time, stealing a shorter pair of pants out of teammate Marco Estrada’s locker, and said “Marco’s not getting his pants back.”

  248. Terrence Mann says:
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    Please rank Beckham Brignac Espinosa O Cabrera Scutaro Alcides

  249. Donnie Baseball says:
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    Grey any idea what to do with Reynolds? Ride this out, sell him for peanuts?

    Is it league adjustment, waiting for the warm weather?

  250. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Donnie Baseball: he,s been telling people to hold tigght,all your getting is hr,s but they will come

  251. Steve says:
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    Better spot start tomorrow – McDonald v Pirates or Bedard v White Sox?

  252. royce! says:
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    Seth Smith or Borbon in a weekly league?

  253. The Sequential Hermaphrodite says:
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    Billy Butler or Eric Hosmer for the rest of the year?

  254. jay says:
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    @ grey, I’m hoping to sell high with Liriano, what tier of pitcher should I aim for?

  255. ruah says:
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    Need to decide on one catcher: Avila or Martin?

  256. Chinaski says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Logan Morrison or Beckham?

    Thanks

  257. chata says:
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    @Grey:

    interesting that you rank espinosa above beckham .
    currently have both and herrera .
    don’t really know what to think of this conglomeration , but ,
    both , espinosa and beckham are ‘average’ drains .
    rotating them , for now , as herrera also steals a base or two .

    been giving this ozzie situation a lot of thought , and am pretty
    convinced that he wants to settle on thornton as his closer .

    however , with peavy bumping humber , am wondering if humber
    will be given a chance to close , and not immediately assume his
    mid/long relief role .

    what’s the word on expert street ?
    is there any rumor , or chance , of this happening ??

  258. Chinaski says:
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    I am not sold on Beckham either. Not entirely. I mean the hype around him is based on no solid reason if you ask me. He doesnt have the great numbers in the minors nor he ever had enough ABs in the little legaues to prove he is a top prospect and yet everybody talks about him as the next superstar at 2B. I dont know, i own him but i need OF and i am considering to give him up for Wells or Morrison.

  259. mucho macho man says:
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    Grey,

    How would you rank Norris, Beachy and Lilly for the rest of the year?

  260. Mr2Bits says:
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    @vinko:

    Yea yea, I can read what Yahoo is saying but I was hoping to know if someone actually knows if he is truly injured or this was Philies way of giving him more time with his family as he was in Mississippi where his family got thrashed by the tornadoes?

    Family time keeps me less worried than injuries with my pitchers.

  261. mwgris says:
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    Stash Aardsma or Lidge on the DL?

  262. GrandSlamSingle says:
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    @Mr2Bits: He was placed on the DL after he rejoined the team and reported feeling some soreness in his back after a bullpen session.

  263. Cheese

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    Which side do you like in Zobrist+Morneau for AGonz? Thanks

  264. friar says:
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    Which side do you prefer in a shallow league? Longoria + Rasmus for Quentin + Rios + Gordon + Bucholz. Thanks.

  265. Wilsonian says:
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    Who wins this deal in an 8 Team H2H Keeper (no limits on keeping players, just keep 5 only):

    Wright/Krispie for Uggla/Heyward?

  266. vinko says:
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    @Mr2Bits: from CBS – Oswalt first said his injury was a mid-back issue but then admitted it is a lower-back injury, similar to the ones he has experienced in the past.

  267. Mr2Bits says:
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    @vinko:

    Thanks all for the clarification. Lets hope it heals soon as I traded for him 2 days before he shows up on the DL

  268. chata says:
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    @chata:

    this is what yahoo posted this morning :

    Sat, May 7

    Manager Ozzie Guillen said Humber will remain in the rotation even after Jake Peavy returns from the disabled list in the upcoming week, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

    Recommendation: Humber held the Mariners to two runs in seven innings Friday despite pitching with a bit of a virus. We’re not sure how the logistics of a six-man rotation will work in Chicago, but every man might be able to pitch deeper since he will receive more days of rest afterward.
    (Rotowire.com)

    thanks , but ,
    a) not sure if i trust ozzie
    b) you have to stop talking to yourself
    c)

  269. MJD22 says:
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    @Grey: How much more valuable is Oswalt versus Beachy for the rest of the season considering Oswalt’s back issue?

  270. Rollie Lingers says:
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    Grey (and anyone else who will weigh in), having some probs figuring out who to start this week. (I’m in a points league btw.)

    Got Holliday and Lind holding down my outfield, but in addition to them, which two of these four guys do I start?
    Bupton (who’s missing two games for being an ass)
    C Quentin (who is sucking ass)
    C Hart (who is sucking major ass)
    Wells (who is just starting to not suck ass)

    And on the pitching front, do I start:
    Ogando (out with a blister, hopefully back next wknd vs. the angels)
    or
    Nolasco (tough match-up v. cliff lee)?

    I also have Yescobar and Theriot in my weak middle infield. Would you drop either of them for SSizemore, Aybar, Cuddyer, OCabrera, Getz, or (gulp) Figgins?

    Thanks in advance for your help!

  271. Grey

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    @royce!: Smith

    @The Sequential Hermaphrodite: Butler

    @jay: Try for a Daniel Hudson type…

    @ruah: Martin

    @Chinaski: Morrison

    @chata: I don’t think so.

    @mucho macho man: Lilly, Beachy…

    @mwgris: Aardsma

    @Cheese: A-Gon

    @friar: Longoria

    @Wilsonian: Wright

    @MJD22: Consider Oswalt could be back in 5 days and has 10 years of being a number one starter while Beachy has one month…

    @Rollie Lingers: Upton, Quentin…Nolasco…Lose both for Sizemore and Figgy…

  272. Howard says:
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    @Grey Has Fuld hit a wall? I have a chance to pick up Bernadina for him.

  273. bogbert says:
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    I’ve got Asdrubal at MI filling in for Hill; replace with Hill right away, or use SSizemore, O Cab, Figgy, or Barmes? Bunch o’ schmohawks, all of them.

  274. VL says:
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    Someone just dropped Volquez. Is it worth it to drop Masterson for him?

  275. chata says:
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    @royce!:

    am curious to see what uniforms the padres are going to
    wear on mothers’ day .

    those batting helmets they wore the other day looked
    to be the color of WWI helmets …. sort of a dark pea soup color .

  276. Eng says:
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    @bogbert: Barmes and Cab (whether its Asdrubal or Orlando) are trash. Hill, Fig, Sizemore all useful in that order.

  277. bogbert says:
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    @Eng: Thanks… I’m not convinced about Hill since his results have been far more trashy thus far this season than either Cab, which is why I thought about holding him in the DL spot for the time being (esp. as he’s not going to be stealing bases). Maybe I’ll go with one of the other two (Fig/Size) for now.

  278. Cheese

    Cheese says:
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    Bautista back in the line up, picks up where he left off

    Grey, if you were revising your projections, what do they look like for Bautista at seasons end?

  279. Wake Up says:
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    Has Bill Hall went deep yet today?

  280. Eng says:
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    @bogbert: No probs bud. You certainly have good depth at MI. Go with Sizemore since he has the Grey endorsement, I have Hill and Sizemore myself. You’re right about Hill being restricted on the basepaths and off to a slow start. One thing I do believe is that AsCab has no chance of keeping the home runs coming, I’m really not a fan of his.

  281. bogbert says:
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    Grey, how long do you give Morneau? He’s dragging me down.

    @Eng: I agree completely about AsCab; he was a temporary fill-in while Hill was on the DL, but as I mentioned above, I’m not sure I’m ready to take Hill off the DL yet. I’ll go with Sizemore for now.

  282. Grey

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    @Wake Up: Ask Bill. Kidding… Not sure.

    @bogbert: I’d hold Morneau, hopefully he comes around.

  283. Chinaski says:
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    @Grey

    Morrison or Wells

    Thanks a bunch

  284. Rick Dempsey says:
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    @Grey: Have your sentiments about Ethier changed at all with his streak going on?

  285. Cheese

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    @Rick Dempsey: I personally think it’s a very very empty average. Only 15R and 17RBI over the season with that average? And only 3HR (not including today)? What happens when his average plummets back to the norm?

  286. Steve says:
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    How is Cueto looking? Snagged him in the RCL though didn’t start him today.

  287. vinko says:
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    @Steve: breaking ball moving well but he’s throwing a lot of pitches.

  288. Terrence Mann says:
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    Hosmer Trumbo LaPorta. Pick 2. I now have Espinosa and Beckham rocking my MI. Hehe

  289. Wake Up says:
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    @Grey: He’s a pink bat specialist.

  290. lopes says:
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    bad time to see Bourgeois get hurt, is he gunna have an everyday spot upon his arrival back in houston?

  291. Terrence Mann says:
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    Thanks. Ianetta is hitting ahead of MMD today.

  292. Fletch says:
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    @Grey: Is Sabathia AND Dunn too much to give up for Braun or Holliday?

    Also, Posada, Soto or Y. Molina?

  293. Rollie Lingers says:
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    Drop Yunel Escobar for OCabrera, Aybar, Fontenot, or Infante??? Trying to trade Liriano for Jeter straight up but dude won’t respond to my damn trade proposal…

    Thanks!

  294. Fletch says:
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    @Grey: Posada, Soto or Y. Molina?

  295. Weezy says:
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    Grey, which schmohawk do you prefer for the rest of the year in a 5×5 H2H league with playoffs: Norris, Beachy, or Voluez? although Beachy has ben the most consistent I’m worried about him being shut down and/or the league figuring him out

  296. herschel says:
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    @Grey: 5 x 5 roto, morton, h. bailey or mcclellan?

    thanks.

  297. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    gotta love what santos has done with his chance at closer

  298. Steve says:
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    @Grey: Still fiddling around with the LF spot in the ol’ H2H. Currently have Gardner there, but would probably be OK for steals without him. Best available options:

    Damon
    Joyce
    Kubel
    LaPorta
    Murphy
    Scott
    Brantley.

    Can I please have a top 3?

  299. Mr2Bits says:
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    Grey : Got one of those weeks coming up where the guy I am playing has 7 pitchers going off in the first 3 days to my 2. Time to stream. Do I lose Moseley for Wood in a QS league for tomorrow’s start?

  300. Steve says:
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    @Mr2Bits: I’m not Grey, but I think you probably do. If I’m not mistaken, Moseley’s next start is away from home anyway…

  301. Mr2Bits says:
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    @Steve: @Grey:

    Appreciate the advise, think it’s a go for my Wood

  302. Steve says:
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    @Mr2Bits: I (ahem) grabbed Wood too.

  303. Killer Joe says:
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    Grey, would you trade Alex Gordon and Grady Sizemore for Beltre? H2H league, I have J. Upton, Krispie, McCutchen, and Adam Jones to go with Alvarez at 3b currently.

  304. Steve says:
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    On what basis does Trumbo sit or start? Generally sits against RHP?

  305. Howie Met Your Mother says:
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    @Grey

    Jeter was just dropped in my 12 teamer. Does today give you any hope he’s turning it around? Drop Lowrie for him?

  306. Steve says:
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    @Grey: Surely E-Jax tomorrow wouldn’t be enough to scare him off?

  307. Fletch says:
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    @Grey: Would you drop Dunn for Hosmer or G. Sanchez?

    Would you deal Sabathia and Dunn for either Miggy, Pujols or Halladay?

  308. Grey

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    @Steve: You trying to read Scioscia’s mind? Only hurt your brain.

    @Fletch: Nope… I’d deal them for Miggy or Pujols.

  309. Rob says:
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    I just got offered Cliff Lee and Alexei Ramirez for Matt Cain and Jimmy Rollins. I still have Starlin Castro, so its not like Alexei would be my everyday SS. Pull the trigger?

  310. mikeE says:
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    @grey (or anyone): Can you put the following corner infielders in order? Huff, LaPorta, Pena, Reynolds.

  311. Steve says:
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    @Grey: Are we deep enough into the season where two weeks of stats are more valid than one?

  312. paulzone says:
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    where do you stand on Dempster after today? He is a FA.

    My current sp’s: sabathia, hamels, oswalt, lilly, peavy, ogando, lohse

    Would drop any of the above pitchers for dempster?

  313. Fletch says:
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    @Grey: Which two out of Carmona, D. Hudson, Cueto and Dempster?

  314. Nuke LaDouche says:
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    Drop Reynolds for LaPorta? Aybar or Desmond?

  315. 3FingersBrown says:
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    @Grey: Glad to see that while I’ve been up to my eyeballs in work, I’ve been making sure to utilize my telepathic connection to your brain and buy your buys without having read Razzball in a few days…

    So S-Rod isn’t playing enough for me to use him as my everyday Panda replacement at 3B. Which of these schmos do you hate the least (6 cats with OBP):

    Headley (on the road this week. Maybe he’ll hit?)
    Fontenot (I know he’s meh, but there’s gotta be something said for dood hitting in the SF 3 hole, no? That sounds dirty.)
    Wood (maybe being away from the Sciociapath will help?)
    Peralta (bleh)
    Cantu (is he getting hot? If so I could use him, my team hit 0 HR this week!)
    C. Johnson (not Ochocinco)

    Thanks!

  316. Wilsonian says:
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    In a deep 16 Team H2H league, who would you rather have for bench/utility/spot starts:

    Al. Gonzalez or Melky?

  317. WDE05 says:
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    What do you guys think about Bumgarner? He’s been pretty solid his last few starts. Available on my WW so I’m considering picking him up along with Peavy tonight. Drops would be Young and Bourgeios since they are heading to the DL.

  318. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @WDE05: yeah i like them and the dropping of young,for now anyway,but i love the speed and the fact that bourgeios is getting ab,s at 2nd,i wouldnt recomend nor does grey to start peavy the 1st time out,

  319. WDE05 says:
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    @AL KOHOLIC:

    Not sure if you saw, but Bourgeios is going on the DL. I only have 1 DL slot so I’m not sure if its worth holding him given that he’s not a lock to have a starting spot when he comes back in a few weeks.

  320. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @WDE05: yeah i know and ive had my 1 dl taken up by kendry in 2 of my leagues,plus he was on fire if he comes back and isnt so hot,then playing time might not be there

  321. WDE05 says:
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    @AL KOHOLIC:

    Gotcha, I’m going to dump him. Unfortunately, I just picked him up on Friday night so I only got 1 hit and a run out of him. My league has a moves cap of 65 so it really hurts to have wasted a move on him.

  322. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @WDE05: cool,i just grabbed peavy also,im sitting him the 1st and maybe 2nd start depending on opponent and 1st game numbers,but if he stays healthy he should be solid as the year goes on

  323. Bazzrall says:
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    So are you on the McClellan train yet, Grey?

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