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The Cardinals said Edward Mujica ‘could be tried as closer.’ That’s obviously after everyone else has been tried and found guilty of sucking.  Matheny said, “I’d rather kill a possum in front of La Russa, than have a lead in the 9th inning with the crap we have.”  Okay, that was me reading between the lines.  He actually said, “See what happens next time we get there.  Right now, Mujica’s making good pitches and getting the big outs when we need them.”  He never referred to Mujica as the closer.  Maybe because he was afraid of spooking him.  How do you scare the beejesus out of a Cardinals reliever?  Call them closer.  *rim shot, triangle, kazoo*  I don’t think Mujica is the de facto closer, but I don’t know what de facto means.  Is that Spanish?  Hernando De Facto was the first to cross the Mississippi, right?  Yesterday, Boggs came into the 9th inning, but it was a 4-run lead and when he got into trouble the Cards started warming up Mujica.  The writing is on the wall, and it says, “Mujica is next.”  I’d grab Mujica and continue to hold Boggs (on my bench).  It may just turn out that Edward is The Last of the Mujica’s in the Cards’ pen.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Giancarlo Stanton – Out again and hasn’t played since Wednesday.  If anyone has any messages for him, let me know and I’ll slide out from under his bed and deliver them.

Juan Pierre -  1-for-4, 1 RBI with a hit that would’ve been a home run in tee ball (it just cleared Zimmerman’s mitt).  BTW, with the release of 42 (I saw it, not good), I just wanted to say I can’t wait for the HBO movie about Juan Pierre.

Greg Dobbs – 1-for-4, with a run and two Ks as he hit cleanup.  The Marlins lineup is Murmurer’s Row.

Wade LeBlanc – 3 2/3 IP, 7 ER.   ‘Joey’ is now the 2nd worst thing produced by a LeBlanc this millennium.

Ian Desmond – 4-for-5, 2 runs with two doubles.  Shine on you crazy Desmond!

Ryan Zimmerman – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 1st home run.  About ten months too late, Zimmerman!  What, I don’t carry a grudge.

Jordan Zimmermann – 9 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks vs. the Marlins.  I wonder if the Marlins’ equipment manager gets a kick out of it when he sees the airport tag, MIA, on their bats in baggage.

Bryce Harper – 0-for-4 as the Nats scored 10 runs.  Ticker tease!

Brian McCann – Nearing rehab assignment.  About time, you drunkard!  Oh, wait… McCann hopes to return around May 1st.  He better hurry before Gattis puts the finishing touches on Pipp’ing him.

Jon Jay – 2-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs.  The Federalist really banged his gavel in this one.

Lance Lynn – 5 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks.   Pitching like that in St. Louis, and he’s gonna find himself back in middle relief.

James McDonald – 1 2/3 IP, 3 ER, but gave up 8 unearned runs.  Ticker shock!

John Lackey – On Tuesday, he’s going to resume throwing.  I’d hope so.  What else can he put on his resume?  Spitting and grabbing his crotch?  Whatever he does, I hope he doesn’t join LinkedIn, cause then I’m gonna get a request from him.  Leave me alone, LinkedIn!

David Ortiz – Was scratched from a rehab game when he had mild heel pain.  Must be amusing to watch his doctor tell him he needs to give his heel time to heal.  “It’ll heal.”  “Yes, my heel!”

Andrew Bailey – Got his first opportunity for a Save while Hanrahanahananan mends his hammy, but ol’ Potter and the Rays led a run on the scoreboard.  Luckily, the teamsfolk rallied together and helped Mr. Bailey get a Win.

Ryan Dempster – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 10 Ks.  Now has 25 Ks in just 17 IP.  Go Demstah!

Jarrod Saltalamacchia – 1-for-2 with a home run.  That gives him two HRs.  Now he just needs 17 vowels.

Jeremy Hellickson – 7 IP, 2ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks.  What the Hellickson got into him?  What’s with all the K’s in that Boston game?  Did they paint the Green Monster white or did they paint the baseball green?

Evan Longoria – 1-for-4 with his first home run.  Only 35 more and we’re good.

Johnny Cueto – Dusty said, “I think he’ll miss just 3-4 starts.  He’ll make it up to me by pitching 6-8 long relief outings sprinkled throughout the year.  Gotta keep his arm fresh for the playoffs.”

Bronson Arroyo – 8 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Amazing how confused Arroyo can make hitters look throwing 67 MPH.  It’s like they’re listening to him play guitar.

Todd Frazier – 0-for-3, 1 RBI but was robbed of a double by Ben Revere in center field.  If you missed it, here it is.  Best Philadelphia robbery story since Ben Franklin jacked that little kid’s kite.  “History is written by the victors, now amscray, kid!”  That was Ben.

Cliff Lee – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks as he surrendered his first walk in 44 2/3 IP.  A’la Shaggy, “But the ump had to have the wrong count… It wasn’t Cliff Lee… Saw him kissin’ the edge of the strike zone so far… It wasn’t Cliff Lee… Had to hit the showers early… It wasn’t Cliff Lee… I even caught him on camera… It wasn’t Cliff Lee!”

Starling Marte – 3-for-5 with a run and RBI.  All he does is hit!  (And run, and steal, and have some light power, and do some other things that aren’t worth mentioning.)

Tommy Milone – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks as he got the gimme Astros.  Stream-o-Nator thought this start was a $16 start.  That’s higher than the Astros payroll.

Jed Lowrie – 2-for-4, 1 run and 4 RBIs, now hitting .385.  Everyone was right when they said Jed “Californy is the place you ought to be.”

Brandon Moss – 2-for-4, 1 run and 3 RBIs.  On a rare night when him and Chris Carter both started in the same game.  Oh, wait…

Nate Freiman – The six foot, seven inches A’s DH hit his first major league home run.  While rounding the bases, he stepped over Altuve.

Erik Bedard – 1/3 IP, 6 ER.  The saddest thing about the Bedard start was that Ben Sheets, Rich Harden, and Chris Carpenter were all in attendance.

Chad Billingsley – 6 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Billingsley was also pitchedslapped by Stults.  Scott Farkus was ecstatic.

Dayan Viciedo – 3-for-4, 1 RBI and now has three hits in his last four at-bats.  Like I tell girlfriends, it’s not always about the sample size.  Last year, when Viciedo had a three hit game, he’d follow it up with a torrid week to two week stretch.

Aaron Hicks – 10 Games, 2 hits, 2 Ks….a game.  Those 20Ks tie a MLB record for a player’s first 10 games.  It’s like Twin fans are finally getting to see how Kirby Puckett would perform if he stuck around another year.

Oswaldo Arcia – 1-for-3 with his first major league hit, then was sent back down following the game.  Twins are looking good for 2016!

Kevin Correia – 7 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks.  He better be from South Correia or I’m dropping him in my AL-Only league.

Joe Mauer – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 2nd home run as he hits .346.  Sell!  I’m kidding.  Well, not really.

Trevor Plouffe – 2-for-4 and his 2nd homer.  Plouffe goes the dynamite!

Brett Lawrie – 2-for-4 in a rehab game.  He better make amends for the two outs he made.

Jose Bautista – Sat out yesterday with back spasms.  I suggest a 55-minute head-to-toe from the massage parlor, Me Rub You Long Time.

Adam Lind – 2-for-3, but he just missed a home run by about 3 feet.  This might be nothing except him facing a weak righty (Floyd), or it could be the start of something.  If you’re desperate for power in a deeper league, grab Lind now before he gets hot.

J.P. Arencibia – 1-for-4 with his 4th homer as he hit 3rd.  Wow, and just that fast the ‘stacked’ Blue Jays lineup is batting a career .223 hitter third.

Mark Buehrle – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 11 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Buehrle is the Eskimo word for yawn.

Peter Bourjos – 1-for-4 with his 2nd homer as he hits out of the leadoff spot.  I grabbed him in one league where I needed steals.  Top of the Angels order won’t be bad for runs either.

Brendan Harris – 1-for-4 with a homer as he filled in for Aybar.  Feel like you’ve heard the name Brendan Harris before but can’t place where?  That’s because he’s completely forgettable.

Ryan Madson – Threw a 40-pitch bullpen session.  I once had a 40-minute bullsh*t session with a wrong number.

  1. a1r fann1ng says:
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    i wont say first, as not annoying the razzball commenters

    • fri-guy says:
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      @a1r fann1ng: why are you here, are you on a rehab assignment from Yahoo or TMZ or something?

      • a1r fann1ng says:
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        @fri-guy: damn i must have been out of it, my comment isnt even english, gotta stop staying up to 3:30 am

  2. Prezii says:
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    @a1r fann1ng: ur not first? Okay then im first! Whooooo! My first first… Wow..

    I like to thank everyone involved… Grey, rudy, sky, nick, pedro from pittsburgh… Couldnt have done with out you.. hi mom .. uhh.. god.. uhh.. and thanks to the fans.. yeah!!!

    • fri-guy says:
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      @Prezii: that’s incomprehensibly awesome. You should tell your parents, they’ll be almost as proud as when you made the c honor roll or got a trophy for participating in basketball!!!!!

      • JoeC says:
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        @fri-guy: I think they’d be happier if he just moved out of the basement.

        • fri-guy says:
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          @JoeC: in his defense, being a Belieber is an expensive hobby.

            • fri-guy says:
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              @JoeC: i have it. what he’s saying from picture to picture is (from left to right, top to bottom):
              1) i got skillz, they’re multiplyin’
              2) now i’m losing control of the power you’re supplying
              3) you better shape up
              4) cuz I need a man

              • JoeC says:
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                @fri-guy: I believe you have the correct translation, except a minor correction to the last line:

                4. cuz I need a man, eh?

                • fri-guy says:
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                  @JoeC: lol, forgot about the localized gang signs.

                  • Prezii says:
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                    @fri-guy: you guys are just mad i got a nice supercut hair-do and get all the ladies… Haters!

                    • JoeC says:
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                      @Prezii: That is completely true (not so much about the hair). I am jealous you got to bang Selena Gomez.

                      This seems somehow fundamentally wrong and leads me to suspect the Universe is a cold, dark place and life a cruel joke.

                      On the positive side of the ledger, both Longo and Zimm hit their first home runs of the season last night, so it’s not all sturm und drang.

  3. Mr K says:
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    Boggs is the most agonizing pitcher to watch on my fantasy team. Even when he makes it through an inning, he loves to keep you pissed off at the edge of your seat. Kind of like homer bailey at the end of his last game. Jesus.

    But about batting though. I have ichiro as my fifth outfielder. Is it reasonable to drop him now that he’s batting so late and so poorly in such a poor Yankees offense? I was a big believer in ichiro … but now idk. do you wait it out and hope for the best?

    • Tigres says:
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      Ichiro does not look good at the plate so far and could lose a bit of PT once Granderson comes back, if Wells keeps hitting (wait – Vernon Wells? did I just write that?). Yankees offense has actually been decent so far – 10th in MLB in runs and 3rd in OPS over the first two weeks.

      • Eric B. sans Rakim says:
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        @Tigres: He’s losing playing time now to Boesch and Wells, which is really worry-some. See what happens over the next week or so, but I’m looking for replacements in the meantime. Venable, maybe?

    • JoeC says:
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      @Mr K: Agree with Tigres. Ichiro never was a very good hitter, in the sense that he always was a free-swinger that swung at pitches outside the zone, leading to weak contact. Now that he’s lost some of his speed, he can’t beat out those grounders he used to pound into the dirt for singles.

      Looks like the Mariners traded him at exactly the right time.

      • Blue says:
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        @JoeC: Ichiro is the most overrated player in the history of baseball and it will be a travesty when he makes it into the HOF.

        • JoeC says:
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          @Blue: I don’t know if he’ll make it into the Hall, since his time in the Japan Leagues doesn’t count.

        • Eric B. sans Rakim says:
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          @Blue: A travesty? The first Japanese position player to make it big in the majors, a Rookie of the Year and MVP, one of the most consistently prolific singles hitters of all time, and one of the most fun players to watch of the 20-aughts? Sounds like someone the Hall o’ Fame loves to death.

          • Eric B. sans Rakim says:
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            @Eric B. sans Rakim: This Ichiro aggression will not stand, man!

      • Kangaroo Hops says:
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        @JoeC: Ichiro was never a good hitter???? Hahahahahahaha. By what do you judge a “good” hitter? That’s the most ridiculous of ridiculous comments I have seen on the Internets recently. Thanks for making me laugh.

        • JoeC says:
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          @Kangaroo Hops: I am glad to!

          No, I really don’t think he was, as we traditionally define “good hitters”, meaning someone who knows the strike zone well, takes a walk and has an OBP over .400, and doesn’t swing at pitches outside the zone.

          I’m probably using the wrong term in saying he wasn’t a “good hitter”. I mean he wasn’t an elite, Hall of Fame-type pure hitter, like a Ted Williams or a Tony Gwynn. Obviously, he was “good”, but I would never put him in the elite category and I definitely wouldn’t put him in the Hall of Fame.

          YMMV, but that’s the fun of these HOF debates. We’ll see who ends up right.

          • Beardcrabs says:
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            @JoeC: obviously… he was a unique hitter who was one of the best leadoff hitters during his prime… could you imagine his stats if he were in the MLB a few years earlier…

            • JoeC says:
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              @Beardcrabs: Certainly his style was unique. Being left-handed and taking advantage of that shorter distance to first base by beating out grounders with great speed is definitely a recipe for success in the major leagues.

              But now we see what happens when the speed declines. A “great” hitter would still be hitting .300. Ichiro is not a great hitter, therefore he’s done-zo.

              Yes, his stats would’ve been pretty amazing if he had played his entire career in the major leagues. That, along with his excellent fielding, probably would’ve put him into the Hall. But as it was, no.

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                @JoeC: Doesn’t really have any 2013 fantasy baseball relevance, but Joe, you’re not making a lot of sense. You are promoting a style you prefer, which is Gwynn’s conventional hitting style — in which, to be clear, he has immense skill — over Ichiro’s unique (as you conceded) hitting style, even though they produced somewhat similar results. Gwynn was mainly a singles hitter, to about the same extent as Ichiro (maybe slightly more power and greater incidence of extra-base hits). Gwynn was better at this than Ichiro, but not by a significant margin. Meanwhile, Ichiro was a superior baserunner (SBs and speed) and a FAR superior fielder, with a huge arm. I realize you referred to pure hitting, but in a HOF discussion, if you concede Gwynn is a HOFer, then you have to take into account all of Ichiro’s contributions to Mariner wins. Ichiro was a dominant player in his prime and has done enough to be a HOF player, in his 12 or 13 years. There are many members of the HOF who did less, and a case can be made that Ichiro approaches even a no-doubt HOFer like Gwynn. He comes up short to Gwynn mainly because he spent only the latter two-thirds of his career here and not in Japan.

                • JoeC says:
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                  @Paul C.:
                  Gwynn only batted less than .300 *once* in his 20 year career, his first year when he batted .289. Yes, Ichiro batted over .300 his first 10 years in the league, but hasn’t hit that mark in 3 seasons now (not counting the current season).

                  And that’s my main point: Ichiro accomplished what he did because of his speed, not his hitting prowress. You’re seeing what his hitting prowress alone earns him now that he’s lost some of his speed.

                  Gwynn had no speed at the end of his career (bad knees), stealing only 11 bases in the last 4 years of his career. But he still hit .321, .338, .323 and .324 in those last 4 years. So yes, I would say that Gwynn is clearly the better pure hitter.

                  As far as Hall of Fame debates, they actually bore me quite a bit. At the end of the day, I don’t really care who goes into the Hall of Fame and who doesn’t. If Ichiro is elected, good for him. If not, I won’t feel any particular vindication, because I just don’t care. :)

    • Hirofumi says:
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      @Mr K: @depends on your options

  4. ferris says:
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    like mujica over gee in nl-only?

    • ferris says:
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      @ferris: nevermind

      • mc serch says:
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        @ferris: great album!

  5. The Guru

    The Guru says:
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    I hear Harrison Ford is going to play Joe Torre in the Juan Pierre story. I can’t wait!

    • Hirofumi says:
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      @The Guru: that’s not true

      • The Guru

        The Guru says:
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        My mistake. Sorry. Mark Hamill will be playing the part of Joe Torre.

        • Wake Up says:
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          @The Guru: Luke is a big fan of the gin blossoms…

    • Malarkey says:
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      @The Guru: Tommy Lee Jones nabbed the role

  6. The Los Angeles Police Department says:
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    Sup Grey,

    I’m guessing a Gallardo owner in my league panicked and dropped him. I put a claim on him, and I wanted to double check that this is the right move, right?

    I know he struggles in April, and the K’s are way, way down so far. But on the other hand, he’s only allowed 3 BB’s so far, and I feel like my pitching is strong enough to handle benching him for a start or two.

      • Eng says:
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        @Prezii: Dreadful advice. As others say, he’ll heat and up and either way will K 200+.

        • Prezii says:
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          @Eng: was a joke… Hes obviously not droppable why would someone even ask if they should get him? Why would someone drop him? People are crazy in April…

    • EmporersMonkey says:
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      @The Los Angeles Police Department: I would pick him up for sure and just be cautious about what matchups you pitch him in early in the year. Oh yeah, never EVER pitch him vs St. Louis. EVER.

      • Oppo Taco says:
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        @EmporersMonkey: He’ll k 200 hitters, nudd said. Also his career ERA in April is substantially higher than every other month, add and enjoy someone else’s huge mistake

        • Oppo Taco says:
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          @Oppo Taco: nuff*

    • Hirofumi says:
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      @The Los Angeles Police Department: he always starts slow, shouldn’t have been dropped. Did the last owner not have a long enough track record of him doing this to not be aware it was coming?

      • Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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        @Hirofumi: BREAKING: Gallardo popped for DUI at .22, three times the legal limit.

        • JoeC says:
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          @Shin-Soo Choo Choo: So that means he’ll start to pitch as good as MCab hits or Tony LaRussa managed?

  7. Prezii says:
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    I hope you are right on Viciedo.. then i can trade him away and let him “tank” someone elses team.. He goneeee!

  8. Piranhaman says:
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    Grey, i have a spot to pick up a hitter.

    (that spot will be filled when David Ortiz comes back.)

    now i’m considering to get Nate Schierholtz or Lorenzo Cain.

    you may say “Cain, absolutely.” because you are a bog fan of him.

    i agree with Cain is achoice for long term.

    but Shierholtz looks hotter now. (my hitters are very horrible now.)

    hot schmotato or long-term pick? need your advice.

    and even Cain should be a better card for long term?

    • Piranhaman says:
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      @Piranhaman: oh, big fan. not a bog fan.. hehe..

      • Hirofumi says:
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        @Piranhaman: and there shouldn’t be a period separating “big fan” and “not bog fan.” And, if you are going to put a period where it doesn’t belong, at least capitalize the first word….hehe

  9. JK Smiles says:
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    Drop which of the following for a streaming slot: Griffin, Cingrani, or Billingsley? My instincts tell me the ladder. My instincts don’t spell good. (11 team mixed)

    Thanks, Grey!

    • TOFU STANGLER says:
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      @JK Smiles: The latter ,ladders are what we climb to peek in your sisters window..

      AND YES BILLINGSLY

        • VinWins

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          @TOFU STANGLER: @JoeC: Did you not see the part that says, “My instincts don’t spell good.”?

          • JoeC says:
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            @VinWins: I think all grammar cops are the same: once we see an egregious grammatical error, all of our synapses collectively explode. Any further mistakes, disclaimers or apologies do not register.

            We can’t help it… we’re just quick on the trigger (in all ways). Perhaps that’s what makes us grammar cops!

            • OaktownSteve says:
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              @JoeC:

              How do you feel about “irregardless”?

              • JoeC says:
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                @OaktownSteve: I use it often! Which just proves that, in the Grammar Corps, I am, at best, a lieutenant. That is why I welcome it when those of greater knowledge correct me. How else would one learn?

            • Jack Full of Hate says:
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              @JoeC: I call them the Grammer Hammer’s

                • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                  @JoeC: do what?

                  ;)

      • fungus says:
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        @TOFU STANGLER: your sister’s window

    • Hirofumi says:
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      @JK Smiles: bills…he’ll be bad when he’s not getting the padres

  10. Bump Bailey's Ghost says:
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    Somebody dropped Parnell. If you’re on the saves chase, would you rather: Parnell, Mujica or Benoit?

    Does anybody have the date?

    • Hirofumi says:
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      @Bump Bailey’s Ghost: it’s April 16, and three closers shouldn’t be on waivers, today or any day of the baseball season.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Beardcrabs: groundball machine.

  11. Matthew says:
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    I have no room to drop any players in all my league but I easier Boggs when Motte went down in 3 leagues and just dropped him for Mujica? I have other closers in each, but bad idea? The Cards closer situation is gettin ridiculous and I believe it’s a risk worth taking.

    Also, someone droppe Freddie Freeman in a league and I am picking him up by dropping Cingrano? Bad idea? I had 1 bench player but I lost Reyes to DL. I need another bat. Not to mention my pitching consists of
    Peavy
    Milone
    Bungarner
    Niese
    Scherzer
    Kuroda
    Miley
    Estrada
    AND
    Cingrani

    Please help Grey!!! I don’t know what to do hahah.

    • Matthew says:
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      @Matthew: easier means waivered. Cingrani* it’s late.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matthew: Sure, grab them… Cingrani…, yes…

  12. bossmanjunior says:
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    Play that Mujica, play that funky Mujica till you sigh. Till you sigh!

    Actually saw 42 the other night and didn’t think it was that bad. I didn’t have high expectations so it was right on par. Especially liked Pirate Steve yelling racist slurs.

    Couple thoughts …

    A) Liked seeing Clampett batting cleanup last night for the A’s.

    B) Read a report tonight that Stanton is feeling a lot better and plans on taking some swings to see how it feels, with an outside shot of actually playing today.

    C)

    D) Who would you compare Cingrani to? Im getting different reports on his stuff everywhere. Some say he has great control, others say effectively wild. Some say he has a plus change up, others say his offspeed is lacking. At first glance reminds me of Bumgarner but uses his fastball at a very high rate (80%) and has a more upright delivery. Deception seems to be the key. Just hope we aren’t disappointed like with Straily last year.

    E) Only one DL spot in my RCL league (currently in second whoo!), but have both Jeter and Cespedes on the DL. Should I drop Jeter or hold? Currently rolling with Segura at SS and Gyorko at MI with Scutaro on my bench.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bossmanjunior: A) Oh yeah B) Yup D) Too early to say, he has better stuff than Straily from what I’ve heard E) Hold

  13. Bump Bailey's Ghost says:
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    Andre Ethier was dropped in my league. Am I unnecessarily excited?

      • Bump Bailey's Ghost says:
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        Tee Hee

  14. Sean says:
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    Still no Chase Utley love I see. I will continue to reiterate my belief that he will finish as a top 5 second baseman this year, until you finally see the light Grey!

    • JoeC says:
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      @Sean: Grey used to love Utley long time. But injuries do take their toll, even on man-love.

    • Hirofumi says:
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      @Sean: I wouldn’t hold my breath on grey seeing the light. He’ll stick to his preseason guns until September, then stick to them next year, even if Utley wins the MVP.

      • JoeC says:
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        @Hirofumi: BS. Grey adjusts his valuations with new evidence just as any fantasy baseballer does. The proof is in the fact that he used to rank Utley very highly, 1st round highly, until the knee injuries caused Grey (and a whole bunch of other people) to sour on him.

        You basically don’t know what the hell you’re talking about.

        • Hirofumi says:
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          @JoeC: there’s some brown stuff all over your face

          • JoeC says:
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            @Hirofumi: It’s chocolate fudge. It’s delicious.

    • Beardcrabs says:
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      @Sean: old injury prone player get no love here dun…

      • Sean says:
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        @<a href="#comment-19@Beardcrabs: Well i realize he has had his fair share of injuries, but as a long time Utley lover and Phillies fan, I must say that if you have read about him this spring and watched him play on the field you might change your tune. He finally found a training regimen that helped him get his legs and knees healthy and it is evident early on as he is making all the plays in the field, hitting for average and some pop, and he has stolen a couple bags to boot on top of it. Some one with bad knees isn’t going to play like he is playing. If he plays 150 games this year which i truly believe he will, i don’t think there is any way he does not finish a top 5 second baseman.

  15. Rob says:
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    i believe Berry, TMR, predicted a Cy Young award for Bedard this year.

    • TOFU STANGLER says:
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      @Rob: BERRY IS A FANTASY IMP

      • Wake Up says:
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        @TOFU STANGLER: Matt Joyce for 30 HRs!

        • Cabreralicious says:
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          Pedro Alvarez will win NL batting title!

  16. Matt says:
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    What are your thoughts on middlebrooks ros? I was offered gyorko and arenado for him. I have room to stash arenado for awhile.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matt: I’d keep Middlebrooks…

  17. Blue says:
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    Henderson just got dropped in my Al/NL 5×5 roto. Should I drop Boggs for him or Mujica?

  18. stynyr says:
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    A. Bailey or E. Mujica?

    • Hirofumi says:
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      @stynyr: mujica

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Hirofumi: Really is a toss up, Bailey…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @stynyr: Really is a toss up, Bailey…

  19. Spyre says:
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    Would you start Dillon Gee today at Colorado? Its a day game..

    • Hirofumi says:
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      @Spyre: did you watch him against Philly? I wouldn’t go near him in Colorado, even if you spotted me 4 Ks.

  20. Snake Hips says:
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    Start or sit Jason Hammel vs the Dodgers this Friday? SON scored him like a 2 or 3… I’m thinking about letting him go so that I can activate Lawrie today..
    Thanks

    • Snake Hips says:
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      @Snake Hips: 10team H2H

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Snake Hips: Wow, that low? I’d start him… But if you have to let him go, so be it…

  21. TheNewGuy says:
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    Start Homer at home today in the Homerhaven today homie (thats a lot of home/rs)?

    Btw does subscribing to the post still work? Clicked the button last time but didnt get an email sent out.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy: Hmm… It should work… I wouldn’t start him today…

      • Project Merkin says:
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        @Grey: Not starting Homer against the Phils? ¿Poor kay? I was pretty confident about this start.

  22. Dave says:
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    Last of the Mujicas. God that’s great I’m admittedly going to steal that one. Great movie too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dave: Thanks!

  23. Jon says:
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    Doubront @ CLE today is a 10.8 on the SON. Are you starting him?

    • JoeC says:
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      @Jon: Yes. Mostly because the opposing pitcher is Ubaldo and he U-suckso. Should be an easy win for FDB.

  24. Wallpaper Paterson says:
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    I will see “42″ this weekend. It has mostly gotten good reviews. I wonder why you did not like it.

      • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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        @JoeC: Did you see it?

          • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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            @JoeC: That’s what I figured. You are all knowing on a movie you did not see.

            • JoeC says:
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              @Wallpaper Paterson: Well, I can’t see every movie ever made. I also cannot read every book ever written. I can’t date every woman. I can’t pick Doors 1, 2, and 3 on Let’s Make a Deal.

              One has to make judgments in life. One has to choose.

              IMO, I don’t need to see this particular movie because: A) from the previews I’ve seen, it seems to fit a certain “type” of movie that I despise, akin to a Lifetime movie and B) because people whose judgment I trust have seen it and didn’t like it and C) because I’ve read a few reviews on the movie that describe the movie as the predictable pap that I suspect it to be. (yes, there is a C!)

              I’m glad you’ve got a burr in your saddle about my opinion of a movie I haven’t seen that you also have not seen.

              • Prezii says:
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                Man,you guys need a diaper change… Sheesh..

                • JoeC says:
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                  @Prezii: I am not opposed to a diaper change at this time. It sort of depends on who’d be doing the changing though. :)

              • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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                @JoeC: First of all, I did not ask for your opinion. I asked Grey.

                You stated it was pap as if that was fact. I read reviews and heard from other people that it was not oversimplified. Therefore, I felt you were full of it when you stated the film was pap.

                So you answered a question that wasn’t directed at you in a smart ass fashion about a movie you did not see. Then you got mad at me.

                Did you wake up on the wrong side of the bed?

                • JoeC says:
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                  @Wallpaper Paterson: I ain’t mad at you, bro.

                  I hope you enjoy the movie. Many people have. Not my thing, but I don’t begrudge you enjoying it.

                  Still think it’s pap though. :)

                  • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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                    @JoeC: I wasn’t mad either.

                    I am expecting to like it but not love it.

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Wallpaper Paterson: I don’t feel like spending 50 bucks for something I can get at the red box for a buck in 3 months.

      • Beardcrabs says:
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        @Jack Full of Hate: i guess that goes for all movies then right… we have $5 tuesdats here in NorCall…

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @Beardcrabs: I have a kid and going to the movies with her ruins going to any for me, unless I get to put on 3D glasses and see a bunch of mind numbing action, then i don’t see why I should pay that much for a flick.

          • JoeC says:
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            @Jack Full of Hate: Much cheaper to go solo to the midnight “adult” theaters! :)

            • Jack Full of Hate says:
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              @JoeC: thats what porn hub is for

              • JoeC says:
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                @Jack Full of Hate: I claim the 5th! You can’t make me talk!

  25. chunk says:
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    capuano or happ?

    • JoeC says:
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      @chunk: Cappy

  26. No Talent Ass Clown says:
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    Ouch, that Puckett comment is cold man. What’s next, a Jim Eisenreich Tourette’s joke? Maybe a Khalil Greene anxiety joke? Oh, and I’ll give you guys a hand when you want to joke about Jim Abbott.

  27. Rotten Bats says:
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    would you drop Holland or Lynn and pick up Edward Mujica, James Russell, or Marte? I could use a Of and Closer. I also have Cringrani I could drop if he will only pitch 3-4 starts..

    • JoeC says:
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      @Rotten Bats: I would drop Lynn and pick up Marte. Grey’s right: Marte is gonna be a beast. Loads of talent in that one. Pirates may actually make some noise once they bring up their two rookie nookie pitchers (Cole and Taillon).

    • CL says:
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      @Rotten Bats: I stashed Marte in my dynasty league at the beginning of 2012. Even with CarGo at LF for me, Marte has been plugged in to my UTIL until further notice.

      My two cents.

    • Rotten Bats says:
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      @Rotten Bats: @JoeC:

      Thanks guys! I dropped Holland. I figured I’m not going to win saves anyway. I really wanted Marte and I know he will not be around much longer. I have stanton, who has not played in almost a week and Hosmer is my Util. So I need the Bats. Thanks again

      • JoeC says:
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        @Rotten Bats: Ah, I thought you meant Derek Holland. One must clarify when dealing with the Dutch!

  28. Josh says:
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    My league is pretty shallow, would it be worth dropping Boggs for Madson?

    • Hirofumi says:
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      @Josh: Boggs sucks, but who knows when/if Madson closes

    • JoeC says:
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      @Josh: I still think Boggs will get the majority of the Save opps. Unless he just Fukushimas it (more than he already has).

      I have Madson reserved on one team, but that’s pure speculation. Sometime in mid-May is probably the earliest he would be back and, even then, there’s no guarantee they hand him the closer’s gig if Frieri is doing well.

      So, go with the old Razzball saying: A closer in hand is better than two cougars with heavy bush!

  29. TheBravesWearPrado says:
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    How likely is Madson to take over the closer role from Frieri? Been struggling to find a third closer in a 12 team H2H league. I picked up Bailey hoping that Hanrahan goes on the DL. Is Madson worth a DL stash or is Bailey more likely to gain closer status at some point?

    Thank!

  30. CL says:
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    Who is starting Haren today?

    I’m allergic to his his WHIP…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @CL: I wouldn’t own him…

      • CL says:
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        @Grey: Touche. He dumpable in a 10 team dynasty?! Cut bait, are you saying?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @CL: I’d hold him if I drafted him…

  31. Bourne says:
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    I had a dream about the funky music last night, and when I woke up I checked razzball.

  32. Andrew says:
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    Would you start Jake Westbrook at Pittsburgh tonight? He has troubling career stats vs them… But it’s the Pirates, and Jake is off to a good start this season.

    1-7, 5.91 ERA, 1.69 WHIP.
    At PNC Park: Westbrook 0-5 7.24 ERA, 1.79 WHIP

  33. mzyptlk says:
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    Saw 42, liked it a lot…a reasonably accurate portrayal of an event that transcended baseball with some fine acting. The’n you dissed another hall o famer. tsk tsk.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mzyptlk: I felt pretty meh on it…

  34. Adam says:
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    Jason heyward was dropped on waivers …I dropped John jay and picked him up
    Good move? Heyward has been awful
    10 team standard
    Thanks

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      When you drop Jon Jay in a 10 team, you’ve made the right choice. Having it be Heyward you picked up just makes it a no-brainer.

      • JoeC says:
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        @Sky: There should be a way to filter out the comments that start with “I’m in a 10-team league”. ;)

        I keed, I keed! We love all the crazy fantasy baseball world has to offer. Razball Convention 2014! Where are you, Jack Full of Hate. I feel like you and I could really plan something special for the boys (hot tubs and hot dogs, what could be better?!).

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @JoeC: If were going Hot Tub’s it would have to be Corn Dogs, or really all food on a stick. Soggy buns make for bad puns.

          It will probably turn into an adult version of a little league trip to the ballpark. Screaming idiots running around, people always needing to take a leak and lots of stained shirts. Someone crying and looking for their mom because she wasn’t on time to pick them up.

          • JoeC says:
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            @Jack Full of Hate: Ewww… corn dogs… I think I ate too many cheap, frozen corn dogs as a child. I am scarred for life.

            Although your prophecy may prove true (okay, it *will* prove true), I’m actually serious about us getting something going in March of 2014, pre-season style. The invite would be open to any Razzballer who wanted to travel to the great city of the Angels (not THOSE Angels!) and we’d do fantasy baseball stuff… whatever that is. We’ll figure it out!

            And perhaps there could be a lecture or two by some of the esteemed contributors to Razzball. They’ll be making their annual journey to LA anyways to kiss Grey’s feet, so we should take advantage of their unusual proximity. At the very least, we must kidnap Sky from Portland and purloin him across the border.

            And finally we can go to all those restaurants you LA people keep talking about. And hey, maybe we’ll run into Stassi and she can claw my eyes out for calling her a ho! Fun times!

            Plus we won’t have the World Baseball Classique distracting us with its riveting play.

            • Jack Full of Hate says:
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              @JoeC: I still like the Vegas idea, everything is so centralized and public transportation is abundant. And that way we can never speak of the horrors we will witness. dragging Sky from Eigene will be tough, gotta buy his plane ticket. We should talk to Nick and see if we can get Alyssa from LA to come and make an appearance, she writes to him all the time. Just need to book a few floors of rooms at some cheap hotel and run a paypal thing on the site. I have this weird feeling it will turn into some kinda fight club-esque weekend.

              We can do in person live drafts for special RCL teams. A best mustache contest, a name that prospect like game show, and a screening of some of the greatest baseball movies ever.

              • JoeC says:
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                @Jack Full of Hate: If that “Alyssa” is Alyssa Milano, I will pay for her trip, suck her toes and massage her luxurious skin until my finger bones turn to jelly.

                Sorry, I had a “moment” there. :)

                Vegas is a prospect with the sexy stats, although I like the idea of LA because there is the possibility we could corral the Greyster, and any other SoCal-based Razzball illiterati, to make an appearance (and there will be no brown M&Ms, we swear!).

                Besides the fact that I keep getting a foodie woodie every time you guys talk about the food wonderland that LA seems to be.

                I’m dreaming big here, thinking of how we could make this an annual rite for Razzball readers. We can start out small, a loathsome Dirty Dozen, but I think, with time, this could germinate into something big where hundreds attend. A Razzball Fantasy Baseball Camp!

                Sky’s in Eugene? I guess I thought “Portland” because Oregon to me is “Portland and…”, uh… yeah, that’s it! :) Can’t see why it would be hard to get him out of Eugene (unless he’s in prison). People should be clamoring to get out of there! :D

                • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                  @JoeC: nah, sky’s a small town boy, Eugene is the big city for him

                  The food is good, not great, but compared to a lot of places it seems great.

                  Vegas is only 4 1/2 hours for Grey, a little under 4 for me. it’s what we do down here, DRIVE!

    • Kangaroo Hops says:
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      @Adam: Do you really need guidance here, grasshopper?

    • Beardcrabs says:
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      @Adam: this is not a question you should be asking…

  35. Ryan says:
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    Would u start RYU this week at Baltimore?
    Don’t want to drop him for a a streamer …

  36. rgp says:
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    Lincecum or Fiers?
    Is it close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @rgp: Lincecum, close enough I guess…

    • Beardcrabs says:
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      @rgp: are you sure there’s no better options…

  37. Tony says:
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    The Angels signing of Madson does not really make sense. He not that good and his stuff is nowhere near Frieri’s. Cust kayin!

    • JoeC says:
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      @Tony: I’m confused… what do you not like about a 2.37 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, 62 Ks in 60 IP and 32 Saves in 34 opportunities?

      Now Ernesto certainly is a prime fireballer (80 Ks in 54.33 IP last year), but he does walk a ton of batters (26 last year). If he can correct that, then yes, he’s a better pitcher than Madson, but even then Madson’s not the chopped liver you make him out to be.

      As for why the Angels would sign him, you can never have enough good pitchers in your bullpen. I wouldn’t buy this talk about how Madson is the closer by default. If Frieri is shutting it down with no problem by the time Madson comes back, they won’t take the job away from Ernesto.

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @JoeC: You tell him Joe C……friggin amateurs

        • JoeC says:
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          @Jack Full of Hate: We welcome all types. Except those who criticize our Holy Master. For those, we bring out the knives.

          Oh, and for those guys who post “First”. Yeah. We don’t like them.

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @JoeC: I am the hateful one, I have little tolerance for really really dumb questions. if you are in 8 team or smaller then just go away.

            those who post first need to go dunk their head in a toilet

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Prezii: dick

                • JoeC says:
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                  @Jack Full of Hate: I think he just wants your attention… even if it’s negative attention. :)

  38. Anthony says:
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    @Grey: Im looking to fill in holes in my unique pts league – Have arencibia at catcher batting 250… Ryan howard 1b batting 255.. Rickie Weeks 2b batting 200…. if possible im looking to fill in for these guys but im willing to give howard a longer leash… Do you think picking up Matt Adams from waivers makes sense? I would move Matt Carpenter to 2b – Adams INF spot and drop weeks ? ? ? OR would you stay put…. These guys are really hurting my team …

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Anthony: Adams doesn’t play every day

  39. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    Morrow and Maholm hit the wire. I could drop Cingrani, Russell, Bailey or Shields.

    Thanks in advance.

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Hirofumi: too good of a track record to dump this early.

  40. Charlie says:
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    Ian Kennedy dropped in my 8 team H2H. Worth dropping Halladay for him? Here’s my staff:

    James Shields, Max Scherzer, Jordan Zimmerman, Yovani Gallardo, Mat Latos, Jose Fernandez, Roy Halladay, Zack Greinke (DL), Glen Perkins, Tom Wilhelmsen, Jason Grilli

    Thanks boss

  41. Chupacabra says:
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    Just dropped Ichiro for Starling Marte.

    • JoeC says:
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      @Chupacabra: Good play.

      I’ve always wanted to see a chupacabra. Love just saying the word. Rolls off the tongue!

    • Beardcrabs says:
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      @Chupacabra: *handhug*

  42. Tom says:
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    Never thought I’d rank a rookie’s 1st start and a retiree on drugs better than Kennedy but – right rank?: Cingrani vMIA (JFernandez), Colon vHOU(Norris), Kennedy @COL(de la Rosa)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tom: Looks right

  43. Jose C. says:
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    Jon Heyman on Twitter just reported that Yovani Gallardo got arrested for a DUI of 0.22. Should Gallardo owners be freaking out even more than they already are?

    • Kid A says:
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      @Jose C.: that’s 8 drinks an hour. Nice to see I’m not the only one forced to the bottle by his performance so far.

  44. Jon says:
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    I’m afraid our boy Giancarlo is becoming one of those H2H guys that is annoying to own because of lingering injuries…

    • JoeC says:
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      @Jon: I think he’s annoying everybody in all FB formats. :)

      Sad to see. I don’t own him anywhere (through a combination of luck and foresight… okay, mostly luck!), but as a baseball fan, I still want to see this guy smack 50 home runs and just be the monster he seems to have the promise to be.

      But instead he’s surrounded by clowns on a clown team with a clown owner playing in a clown car stadium. Sad, bro.

  45. Rachet77 says:
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    For this season, which one is better to hold on to… Puig or Arenado?

  46. Bubba says:
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    Thoughts on dropping Rutledge for Segura? Is it too early yet?

    • Hirofumi says:
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      @Bubba: you’re asking grey about dropping Rutledge? Shame on you

  47. Kid A says:
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    Hello dumb-dumb: Gallardo nabbed for a DUI. If his BAC equals his ERA or WHIP he is a crunchy pickle.

  48. TheNewGuy says:
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    Trying to get an ace in a league where I have a shizzload of no3′s, but in a 10 teamer I think I need someone better than those guys.

    Targeting well 3 studs: JV, Kersh, and Price.

    Both the owners seem to need pitching depth, would Medlen and Kennedy be a fair starter offer for one of them? Both have been pretty meh so far, but should be solid 3′s. Bit of a lowball offer I know, so would you be willing to add a guy like B Anderson to get it done (currently have 7 decent starters)?

    • Hirofumi says:
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      @TheNewGuy: Anderson and Medlen = lowball. How about fair value?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy: Can try, it’s not that fair unless the other guy needs depth to his staff more than an ace…

  49. Nate says:
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    So in a league without enough bench spots to carry both… take Muijica over Boggs?

      • Nate says:
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        @Grey: Are you making fun of me for being Canadian?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha… Yes… (No.)

  50. JoeG says:
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    Does anyone have any word on Freeman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JoeG: Nothing’s changed since he went on the DL, has it?

  51. Spyre says:
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    I just dropped Gee and picked up Marte who was still free, but now I have too many OF/1B on my team.. my league has only thee OF spots and one 1B. I play a pitching heavy h2h points league, so people keep a pretty shallow batting bench, and a deep pitching bench.

    My team looks like this:
    Rizzo 1B
    Craig 1B/OF
    Trout OF
    Bautista OF
    Jones OF
    Marte OF

    I’d like to trade one of these guys for an SP. I’d like to target Shelby Miller… who would you offer for him? The guy who owns Miller’s OF is pretty strong, with Cargo/Heyward/Rios.

    Or anyone else you’d target with any of these players?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Spyre: Only here to offer is Marte, but not sure why he’d want him with what he has…

  52. W1ldFire says:
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    SPs: Harvey Miller Samardzija Peavy Morrow Scherzer Gallardo Bailey RPs: Grilli Parnell Holland Would you drop Bailey or another one of my SPs for Cingrani? Also would you drop Holland or Parnell for Mujica?

  53. ShidestheLimit says:
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    Matt Carpenter just gained 2B eligibility in Yahoo leagues. He’s 3rd in the MLB in runs and batting well over .300. How do you like him ranked as a 2B ROS? Top 15? Top 10? Top 5? Thanks!

      • ShidestheLimit says:
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        @Grey: Haha, you hate him. I get it.

  54. Jon says:
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    I’m sitting Gee and Bailey today and starting Medlen and Doubront. Sound like a plan?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Yup

  55. Vince says:
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    Should I drop Mujica for Jose Quintana?

    • chillmodious says:
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      @Vince: Only if you have a Quintana balls to start Jose tomorrow in Toronto.

      • Vince says:
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        @chillmodious:
        Next week he faces CLE and TB

        • chillmodious says:
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          @Vince: I wouldn’t do it and suspect Grey would say the same, but I’m no authority and at best I’d say depends on your league size. If you’re 12-teams and under, I wouldn’t do it.

  56. chillmodious says:
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    Hey, uh, remember that time I asked you about dropping Marte because I said he was going all poopy-pants on my team and my patience was wearing thin with a bunch of other viable FAs getting scooped off the wire? No, not that time…. Not that one either…. Still cold…. No, not then…. I’m talking about the other 15 times.

    Well, let’s just pretend none of that happened.

    In related news, my neck tattoo that once read “GIANCARLO” was altered yesterday such that the GIANC is now a big M, the A and R stay the same, the L has a line through it to become a T, and the O was turned in to an E. I then had Trina’s lipstick lips tattooed underneath to cover up some of the GIANC remnants. But don’t tell anyone those are Trina’s lips…. I’m saying they belong to Josh Rutledge.

    Really, though, WTF Mike Stanton? (The name Giancarlo is dead to me and the body may soon follow) I spent the past three seasons wanting to own him, trying to trade for him, getting neck tattoos, and even buying trapper keepers just to decorate with his name but not actually use. I remember a certain tinge of doubt before drafting him this year–memories of last year’s injury woes commingling with thoughts about reaching a little for Bryce Harper–but I snapped him up anyway. As exciting as it was to draft him, finally, I had this immediate regret after. Kind of like after sex. Except there was no cigarette nearby and no deli sandwich waiting in the fridge. Wait, nevermind. Wrong letdown. Point is… my entire ‘relationship’ with Stanton, historically, is one rooted in frustration and disappointment–when I was trying to own him, and now that I actually do. I hope he comes back this weekend and hits 5 home runs, but even still, our honeymoon is over. /end rant

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chillmodious: He had one homer in April last year and was out a month with knee surgery… Still hit 37 homers…

  57. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Nice Pink Floyd reference, i’m now listening to Animals at work, thanks for the mellow reminder. Hey I might even be nice today.

    Is there a term for what just happened to Oswald? an attractive prospect that gets called up only to be sent back down faster than we can blink.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: Ha… Nice… Nope, no term yet… Pretty rare occurrence, so not sure there’s a need for it…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: I thought there have been a lot of guys called up for a week or so that either hardly played or did well and got punted back to the Minors. Maybe I’m a little crazy, correct that I am a crazy. It’s just another cold coquettish dish. Ok that was lame, but i will still put it in print

      • Kid A says:
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        @Grey: We usually call them “cup of coughees”

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @Kid A: I’ve heard that before

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA!

        • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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          @Kid A: cup of creamers is more like it

  58. Fratstar says:
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    What do you think of trading Jennings and Willingham for Wright? It’s honestly gotten to the point where it seems my entire “high powered” offense is having an erectile dysfunction

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fratstar: I’d take Wright… It’s fair…

      • Fratstar says:
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        @Grey:

        What would you do with Gallardo given last night’s spectacle?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Pray it has the same results as Miggy’s DUI…

  59. Josh says:
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    No desire to see 42. I love the whole story, but I liked it when HBO did “Soul of the Game.” That was good enough for me.

  60. T Moore says:
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    Good Catch, Mr. Gray… Viciedo was berry berry good to me last year at times….

    I had too quickly passed him by this morning (not checking his one day totals – MY BAD!!) when dealing with the detritus that is my Razzball team… You saved me for once… Can I count on you in the future???

    He is on my watch lists… One streaky Cuban that man…

    I just can ‘t stop sitting HRs and big days… It ain’t me year….

    I slog on… Would hate to get a bullet in the head from the Razzball provosts for malingering, failure to stay the march or desertion twice in one year…

    This season is about as bad as my retreat from Moscow in 1812 in a past life as Armand d’Hubert … (movie recommendation – The Duellist 1977 )

    The fantasy Cossacks are out there in the woods – just waiting to get me…

    It is cold and I’m so hungry…. Just keep putting one foot in front of the other… Sooner or later we will reach the Memel and safety…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @T Moore: The Duelist was about your former life? How did you figure it out?

      • T Moore says:
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        @Grey:

        You are a TMZ (had to look that up yesterday) contributor and you don’t practice PLR – past life regression!!!

        It’s the rage in Hollywood and on the FBB boards, after all … I’m surprised… If you are not practicing it , you don’t know what you are missing…

        You might have been a real BB sportswriter or a even a royal princess in a past life..

        Ya just never know…

        • Kid A says:
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          @T Moore: The more you post, the more vivid the picture of how batshit you are. It’s fascinating.

          • T Moore says:
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            @Kid A:

            Why thank you, Kid…

            Do you post in the nude???

            • Kid A says:
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              @T Moore: Why do I feel like this isn’t the first time you’ve posed this question to a “Kid”…

              • JoeC says:
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                @Kid A: he’s onto you, TMoore! (well, not LITERALLY)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Kabbalah has forbidden us from traveling to our non-Kabbalah past selves…

  61. Killer-Danger-Rah says:
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    I’m a little worried about my MI in my 5×5+OPS, 12-team Yahoo league (H2H). Playing Segura at SS and Espinosa at 2B. Losing patience with Espinosa, though it’s early.

    Got offered AJ Griffin for his Rutledge. Good idea? My other SP’s are Zimmermann, Gallardo, Peavy, Niese, Minor, Masterson (which I’m going to just stream, I think) and Bauer (just because it’s a keeper league).

  62. kyle says:
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    Should I be worried about Marte’s K rate and his high BABIP?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @kyle: Not for a fifth outfielder…

      • kyle says:
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        @Grey: My league has 5 OF spots for some odd reason, still think that works?

  63. Remy says:
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    Would you trade Ike Davis and Vogelsong for Latos in an OBP league?
    Other pitchers I have include Bumgarner, Wainwright, Lester, and Maholm.
    Other players I have with 1B /Corner Infield eligibility include miggy, berkman, matt adams, goldschmidt, and matt carpenter

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Remy: Sounds decent…

  64. BSW says:
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    I actually have Choo, Gallardo, and Cabrera on my team. I know it’s early in the season, but in a 6×6 league that counts BAC, I’m feeling pret-ty pret-ty good.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BSW: Nice!

  65. Wilsonian says:
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    Someone dropped Uggla in my 16 team H2Her. I know he’s been “Afflicted” with terrible production so far, but I made a claim on him dropping Reimold. Bueno move? He can fill in for Espinosa or slot in at UTIL for Plouffe or Machado on off days.

  66. Anthony says:
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    @Grey: Jew lorie is clampett? I dont get it …

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Sky: thats his problem , Cuervo, on his salary, i would have to look of remorse too

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Caption: I drank a bad thing…

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @Sky: He’s got that I’m sorry honey, I didn’t mean to sleep with that other woman, blame you and knock you around look

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            At least he probably lands his punches about as well as he’s hit the strikezone this April when he’s drunk.

            • Jack Full of Hate says:
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              @Sky: you couldn’t hit water if you fell out of a boat

              • Sky

                Sky says:
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                Chris Nelson for the week is batting 1.000…I’m gonna take this one and run with it.

    • JoeC says:
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      @Sky: But… he’s on the BREWERS! Shouldn’t this be expected? Aren’t they a hard-drinkin’ crew?

      Or am I taking team names too literally?

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        It’s accurate. All the Mariners have Albatrosses on their necks!

  67. Swat290 says:
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    Grey I’m thinking of dropping Beltran for Marte. What do you think??

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Swat290: marte is prone to some huge slumps, tread lightly, Is Beltran really your lowest player? marte has a 14/2 K/BB ratio, which means he swings at everything and is getting alot of lucky right now. His BABIP is also .487 right now

      • Swat290 says:
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        @Jack Full of Hate:

        Beltran isn’t my lowest option. That would be either B.J. Upton whom I kept from last season. Then there is Kipnis who has been nothing short of a steaming pile of… something. But I have no backup 2b and the waivers best offer is Kendrick. My outfield as of now is CarGo, McCutchen, Upton, C.Davis, and C.Crawford with Beltran and Crawford switching out every now and then. I need to put this info in a sig but it’s a 10 team hth OBP keeper league. and thanks for the reply sir!

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @Swat290: being that is a 10 team H2H, then you can sit marte when cold, I like taking chances, but not dropping Upton chances. From what I remember, i quit H2H a long time ago, just make the playoffs and have a kick ass team that will win when it counts.

  68. AnotherFalstaff says:
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    Guy’s ready to trade Stanton. It will take Kemp or Bautista to get him. Which one? Thanks!

  69. sanfran1966 says:
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    Josh Johnson @ $12 on the SO in his start tonight.

    Seems like he should be on the bench until he throws a decent game…

    Thoughts?

  70. MarkA says:
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    Do you think Rosenthal will eventually take the STL closer job and run with it?

  71. doghat666 says:
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    12 team 10×10 daily roto keeper league, 2 C league
    C Doumit
    C Norris
    1B Votto
    2B Kendrick
    3B Sandoval
    SS Lowrie
    MI Walker
    CI Rizzo
    OF Aoki
    OF Crisp
    OF Stanton
    OF Kemp
    OF JUpton
    DH Cuddyer

    BN Bonifacio
    BN Seager
    BN Cozart
    DL Lawrie

    With BLawrie off the DL today I need to cut a player. Should I cut Seager since he’s my third 3B or Cozart or someone else?

    • sanfran1966 says:
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      @doghat666:

      FWIW he has been playing 2nd in his minor league rehab for a potential switch…Could move Boni to a util type role…

      • doghat666 says:
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        @sanfran1966: Thanks, Anthopoulos said Lawrie will primarily play 3B, but may play 2B 1x week. Would you drop Bonifacio based on that especially since he has OF, 2B and may get SS.

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @doghat666: I’d drop Seager, he has no place to go and you will need Cozart when Lowrie has his annual injury

          • JoeC says:
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            @Jack Full of Hate: Shhhh! This is the year Lowrie gets 600 at-bats. You heard it here first!
            [NOTE: Obviously I will not accept responsibility for the flame-out of any teams that depend upon this prediction coming true. As with all my biased predictions, movie reviews and sex advice, BUYER BEWARE!]

  72. steve says:
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    Grey -
    10 teams, h2h, 5×5…just lost Greinke (MMoore and Scherzer are SP 2/3 on my team)

    Trade Matt Moore (or Max Scherzer) and Wilhelmson for Matt Cain? I’m not worried about losing Wilhelmson…SAGNOF.

    Thanks

  73. MarkA says:
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    Marwin Gonzalez Houston..ss…will he continue to hit?

  74. doghat666 says:
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    12 team 5×5 daily roto league
    Someone dropped Weiters, I have SPerez, should I make the claim?

    Thanks

  75. Hotrod says:
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    Are we done w Gyorko? I have Tulo, Rutledge & Everth manning my 3 CI spots, but for some reason cant drop Jedd…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hotrod: I’d give Jedd another week or so…

  76. Nick Punto says:
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    MIA tags on their bats – priceless!
    What’s with McDonald – is he finished? Hold him or drop him for the likes of Strailey, Corbin, Francis? Same question for Hughes, Fiers and Worley.. (redraft league – yes, I’d like my redraft now thanks)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Those three you mention aren’t much better… You might be best going with streamers…

  77. The Dredd Pirate says:
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    does anyone know if chase headly is actually going to be activated for today’s game?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haven’t heard anything since Sunday…

  78. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    when you referenced the foil wrapped helmet and the commodore 64 in yesterdays post, were you talking, I mean inspired by T Moore?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… T Moore inspires me every day…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: he makes me feel like my crazy isn’t that bad, of course it is also a snap shot into my future

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s all of us from the future… I look forward to it!

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: its good to see you’re OK with it.

  79. doghat666 says:
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    12 team 10×10 daily roto keeper league, no innings limit, 1 SP, 1 RP, 7P, waivers are $2 each, my staff:
    SP Zimmermann
    SP Gallardo
    SP Peavy
    SP Samardzija
    SP Estrada
    SP Hammel
    SP Cobb
    SP JFernandez
    SP Cingrani

    RP Chapman
    RP Parnell
    RP Boggs

    DL Beachy
    DL Fujikawa
    DL Madson

    I’ve been receiving trade offers for Cingrani, most recently for Cahill, should I accept?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not in a keeper…

  80. Jose C. says:
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    I had Moustakas as my fill-in 3B until Headley came back, but Brett Lawrie became a free agent in my ten team mixed 6 by 6 roto league so I grabbed him today and dropped Moustakas.

    However, I also have Matt Carpenter on my roster due to his eligibility all over and Jason Kipnis being hurt. Do I drop Carpenter when I reactivate Headley from the DL or do I drop someone like Josh Reddick instead?

    Great stuff as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose Carpenter… Thanks!

  81. scott says:
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    “Stanton could be back in lineup as soon as today” heyoooo!! Between heyward, stanton and cespedes as my OF my current OF looks like dumpster babies. Maybe they can get rollin starting……. now! Always enjor the articles grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  82. Grey

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

  83. Grey — I can start 1 of the following tonight … who should get the nod?

    Ike Davis (@ COL/Nicasio, then Francis)
    Todd Frazier (vs. PHI/Kendrick)

    Davis has been cold all year and Frazier’s cooled down a lot. I’m tempted to start Ike at Coors, but he’s got a lefty in the second game and, man, an 0-for-8 evening would really hurt. Suggestions?

    Also, any idea why Rutledge isn’t starting the fist game? In one league I could start Bonifacio in his place (Should I switch?) and in the other I’m stuck, since my other SS is Espinosa. But more importantly, have you heard anything? Maybe he’s nursing an injury of some kind?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Enrique: Ike… I haven’t heard anything on Rutledge…

    • jesse says:
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      @Enrique: I feel like the Rocks are sometimes playing the match-ups with Rutledge. I mean damn, I could stand next to home plate and get walked more than that guy.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @jesse: he really has been upping his walk rate as of late.

  84. Targaryan says:
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    As an ex-Doc owner, I’d like to thank you for you’re help. Last week I got Ellsbury for Shelbyville & Morse. This week I got YoGa for Doc & Jennings (also got coco, but he will be waiver wire fodder soon. It’s a 10 team h2h, keep 5. I feel a lot better about my team, I hope you think so also…. C. Perez 1B. Pujols 2B..Kinsler 3B. Panda SS. Tulo. 3 OFs/2 UTs. BJUp. Ellsbury. Frazier. Gardner. (Coco for now). Evercab. Aybar. DL. Ortiz & Grandy. 4SP,2RP,P. Kershaw. Lee. YoGa. Peavy. Beckett. Estrada. Pettitte. Cingrani. Kimbrel. Bailey. Street…… Your thoughts, Sir?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Targaryan: Sounds decent… Take followups to the newest post…

  85. Grey

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

  86. Team x says:
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    10 team keeper league. Who is my best option at third base. Frazier, Headley, or machado?

    Also is it worth dropping desmond jennings or BJ Upton for starling marte?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Team x: Frazier… No… Take followups to the newest post…

  87. Grey

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

  88. Bob says:
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    Impressive title.

  89. The Vaporizers says:
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    Keeper League Question:

    In this keeper league, you can keep 8 players, no restrictions, start 3 OF.

    Current OF = Braun, Harper, Trout

    Current 2B = Danny Espinosa

    Would you trade Mike Trout for Matt Kemp and Ian Kinsler?

    Kemp’s shoulder has me worried.

    Profar moving to 2b forcing Kinsler to the OF next year worries me.

    Trading a kid that just had the best rookie season ever, worries me.

    Am I worrying too much? Does Grey pull the trigger?

    He would also do the same trade for Harper, but I value Harper even more so than Trout.

  90. birrrdy! says:
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    @Grey. Surprised you didn’t comment on one of your old favorites, the Pillsbury Fro-Boy, and his recent promotion to the bigs in San Diego. What do you think is in store for Blanks, given the Quentin suspension and beyond? I dropped Lance Nix in a 10-team NL only to pick him up. Was that a mistake?

    Also, just noticed the Didi Gregorius news in Arizona. Should I drop Ruben Tejada to pick up Didi at SS? Thanks!

  91. jesse says:
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    Yo Grey, how in the next “Buy/Sell” I expect to see Carl Crawford under “buy”!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Will tell the 100 monkeys that write up these posts…

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Hey I represent that remark!

  92. Long Bawls says:
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    McCarthy and Nova combine for 132 pitches in the first 2.5 innings. Somewhere Dusty Baker is saying, “Now that’s what I call a nice warmup session!”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  93. RambleOn says:
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    Since we are on movies, I finally saw The Last Play at Shea and thought it was a really good. If you are from NY, or are a Met fan, or a Billy Joel fan or any combination I recommend it. As a Yankee fan who doesn’t hate the Mets (I currently have a man crush on Harvey and I don’t even own him but really wanted too), all the Met shiz bought ;) back memories. Plus all you losers will be given false hope seeing how an ugly guy got the hot chick. The one thing we can all agree on is Shea was a dump and a freaking eyesore and though it was the setting for some major historical events, it will not be missed!

  94. A Kirby Puckett Joke??? ugghhhhhhhh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Blame Rudy

  95. Roger Dodger says:
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    log jam at RP’s, who to drop? 5×5 12 teams…

    Axford
    Frieri
    Holland
    Marmol
    Henderson
    Bailey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marmol

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