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I’ve gone from love to hate to love to “Are we up to love or hate now?” to the DL for Brandon Morrow.  I’ll be honest, some of my love came from getting excited about drafting him and some of my hate came from not owning him and him overperforming, according to his peripherals.  I’m only human, contrary to the stamp the U.S. government put on my hindquarters.  I’m also only human as sung by Human League.  BTW, good call on not naming your song, I’m Only League.  Getting past the jibber-jabbering, Morrow is due back three morrows from today (I used my fingers to count; if it’s Friday and not Saturday, blame my index finger, I don’t know what it’s thinking some times).  When he’s been healthy, which isn’t often but is now, he’s been a fantasy number two with glimpses of being a number one.  There’s no reason why he should be on waivers in any league (though ESPN’s numbers say he’s available in 40% of leagues).  That gives me an idea.  I wonder if we can easily automate ownership numbers for all the Razzball leagues.  Assuming those leagues are more active than most, but, as they said in 14th century China, assuming makes an ass outta of you and Ming.  Maybe I should email VinWins.  Hmm, this feels a bit like my inner monologue.  Did I pick up a toilet brush from Target?  That Mexican food wrecked havoc on everything it came in contact– Oh, um, pick up Morrow.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Colby Rasmus - o-for-4, but whatevs.  This is about today’s podcast…. You asked for her.  You harassed her on Twitter.  You bugged her on Facebook.  You stood outside her house only to realize she was away at college.  Geiger, let’s go!  The Colby Rasmus Girl is gonna be on this afternoon’s podcast.  You can hardly wait.  No, you!

Moises Sierra - 1-for-1 as he didn’t start?  Hey, I picked up this Creeper.  Jaywrong, you better be Jayright, I need our favorite MLB lovechild to produce.

Ricky Romero - 5 1/3 IP, 5 ER, 15 baserunners (8 BBs!), zero Ks.  We (meaning me, you and that guy by the copier who’s reading over your shoulder — hey, Bill!) know that Romero would’ve been sent to the Disgraceful List about a month ago if the Jays weren’t hit by so many pitcher injuries, but, on the fo’really, I hope this year doesn’t hurt him going forward in 2013.

Brett Lawrie - Bad news for the Blue Jays young 3rd baseman.  He’s ripping it up in the wrong cage.  He felt renewed soreness in his ribcage and is being shut down until this weekend, which means he may not return for two weeks.  For those of us playing fantasy baseball that have never seen a “hitter” “hit,” problems near the rib cage can cause pain when a batter swings.  It’s not good, over-the-internet friend.

Jemile Weeks – Optioned him down to Triple-A.  Now when he picks up girls in a club, it’s just a little fib when he says he plays for the A’s.

Marco Estrada - 6 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 9 Ks vs. the Cubs.  Has struggled to go deep in games, and not because his control’s wonky (1.18 WHIP, under 2 BB/9).  He’s not going deep because he’s striking out a shizzton of hitters.  Now has more Ks than IP and he’s got quite a tidy number of innings (95 2/3 IP).  It’s hard to get too crazy about him outside of good matchups like the Stream-o-Nator had for him yesterday, but he gets the Cubs again next time out.

John AxfordJim Henderson came in and gave up a pair of inherited runs, but Axford cut off the dowry and got the save.  Whomever the bottle filled with human excrement stops spinning in front of could be next, i.e., you need saves bad to be messing around in Milwaukee.  Forget it, Jake, it’s fantasy owner angina-town.

Luke Hochevar – 8 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners (1 Hit), 10 Ks.  You know what he’s doing, right?  He’s trying to get you with the ol’ great-start-followed-by-terrible-start trick.  It’s older than the ol’ banana in the ol’ tailpipe trick.  Of course, it’s not the oldest trick in the book, mon, which would be going in for a hand shake and stealing the Schwartz ring.  Hochevar has a 4.95 ERA and isn’t worth trusting outside of dire H2H matchups.

Luke Scott – 1-for-4 as he returned from the DL after a month’s absence.  Luke, you are my waiver wire fodder.  When he’s going well.  I’d wait on that.

Doug Fister – Due to his groin, he could be scratched this week.  TMI.

Dewayne Wise – 4-for-5, 1 run.  Yo, it’s Wewayne and the whole full-Fudd posse!  Comin’ wive and coweck!  If you aren’t getting some Wewayne wight now, you’re doing it wrong like foreign policy of James K. Polk’s.  And….and…and… that’s all, folks.

Kevin Youkilis – 1-for-4, 4 RBIs with his 15th homer, a grand slam.  Thank God, Dunn didn’t follow it with a homer.  Hawk would’ve needed to be rushed to the ER.  He gone!  No, really, he gone!  Heart couldn’t take all the excitement.

Brett Anderson – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks and Tommy John gets another nickel.  Pretty incredible start for the first one back, even against the Twins.  Anderson only threw 84 pitches with 62 of them strikes.  Against a better team, that might be closer to a 6 IP, 3 ER start.  There’s really not time for me to see him pitch as many times as I’d like before picking him up, but he gets the Indians next so it’s not a terrible start.  Hey, I’m over here, standing between all the hedges.

Stephen Strasburg – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 10 Ks.  I think I’m gonna turn over a new leaf next year.  Like a real arborist!  I’m gonna ignore all talk of pitchers getting shut down.  In the end, is it that big of a deal to get 5 months of great pitching and then have to run streamers out for September?  In most leagues, it’s not.

Ian Desmond – 2-for-3 with his 2nd homer in as many games.  Or if you put it through a Sean Connery translator, “Ee-yan, you’re the man now, dog.”

Geovany Soto – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and a homer, now hitting near .350 in the last week.  Don’t look now but Soto’s showing some fantasy value.  I said not to look!  You always ruin the surprise.

Yu Darvish – Might miss a start due to a tight right quad.  That’s what you get, Yu, when you get lax on your pre-game calisthenics.  Have you learned nothing from Sadaharu?

Andrew Cashner – Threw two scoreless in his rehab outing.  Cashner rules everything around me, Stream-o-Nator get the money, dolla, dolla bill, y’all!

Jhoulys Chacin – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 2 Ks as he returned from the DL after a long absence.  I’m not messing with Chacin in most mixed leagues unless my options are tizzerrible.  He could be fine a start or two here and there, but it’s not worth gambling this late in the year on a guy who goes in Coors.  And if you want to argue with me, see this.

Max Scherzer – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks.  I found this funny in the it’s-not-funny-at-all way.  Scherzer’s ERA is still at 4.25, and he hasn’t had an ERA over 4 since May when it was only a 4.04 for the month.  April early showers brought a lot of summer flowers or whatever that cliche is.

CC Sabathia – Will return on Friday or as they call it in Thailand, Flaidai.  That would be an awesome name for a Bobby Flay Asian restaurant.  No hate mail at all.  But Bobby needs to work his Southwestern cuisine in somehow.  This is Pad Thai with chipotle peppers.  Oh, give it a rest, Flay.  You’re an Ginger from New York and you and Phil Simms could have a competition for “Who has less eyebrows?”  Wait, that could be his restaurant name, The Ginger Garden.

Todd Frazier – 2-for-3 with his 18th homer.  Yesterday, someone asked a FMK question with Frazier involved and was surprised I didn’t want to marry Frazier.  As I told them, Votto’s going to come back and squeeze his playing time, but that doesn’t mean I wouldn’t own him until then.

Zack Cozart – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer.  There’s no one in most mixed leagues crazyhappycool with how Cozart played this year.  But if he gets three more homers in September and raises his average ten points… Well, a 17 homer, .260 average guy at middle infidel is that bad?  Rhetorical!

Dale Thayer – Blew this third save yesterday.  This is completely anecdotal, but I get the sense the Padres will stick with Thayer simply because they don’t have much incentive to win games — wink, wink.  They’d be better off losing them — wink, nudge, kazoo.   Smack in the head, better draft pick, Moe eye poke.

Will Venable – 4-for-5, 3 runs, 1 RBI and his 18th steal.  He’s now 9 for his last 13 with 2 steals and a homer.  Okay, he may not be playing vs. lefties but there’s no reason you can’t start him vs. righties.

Cameron Maybin – 4-for-4 and his 22nd steal.  Obviously the Padres front office didn’t tell their hitters their whole plan of reverse world domination.  Maybin’s another guy that is out of his mind right now — 10 for his last 15 with 2 steals.  That’s so Maybin!

Garrett Jones – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and 2 homers.  Sounds like he wants to get in the Ryan Ludwick/Jay Bruce who’s a better fantasy outfielder pool.

Kevin Frandsen – 3-for-4, 6 for his last 9, hitting .350 over 80 ABs.  Let me show you behind the curtain.  I try to watch a bunch of different games, and then look at box scores for what I missed.  Frandsen is the kind of guy who I would turn the station to a different game when he was coming to bat, and I’d tend to ignore three hits in a game.  So, he’s hitting, but to your deity of choice I pray you can find someone else.

Grady Sizemore – Shut down for the season.  Since his nude photo scandal, his career has been in a constant downward spiral.  He should get Kris Jenner to manage him.

Eric Thames – 1-for-3 with his 2nd homer in as many games.  I was thisclose to telling you about Thames yesterday.  Once is a fluke, twice is a trend, three times is a hot schmotato.

Javier Lopez – Two nights, two saves.  Stop salivating, he’s just a LOOGY.

Adam Wainwright – He did the AAAstros with a 5-hit, 12 Ks shutout.  Rudy’s pick for 2nd half Cy Young has been lights out against just about everyone since his 2nd start after the All-Star break.  He’s now 4-0 in August with 4 GS, 4 Wins, 4 ER, 30 IP and 29 Ks.  The Rufus is on fire!

Ernesto Frieri – Got his 15th save.  I was gonna say I’m not sure how he doesn’t have 30 saves by now, but the Angels only seem like they’re a good team.  They’re three games behind the 2nd place A’s in 3rd place.  C’mon, we have Mike Trout on a team and we’re winning an AL-Only league!

Johan Santana – The Mets are shutting him down for a week. Since he’s still on an old operating system, it takes him a couple of weeks to boot back up so he’ll be doubtful for the rest of the season.

Justin Upton – Left yesterday’s game with an undisclosed injury.  All the fantasy owners he screwed this year shed a single tear for him.  So divide that single tear by 12 million or so owners, and at least one of those guys was cutting onions, so no one is crying for him.

Donovan Solano – 3-for-3, a run, 2 RBIs.  All this guy does is rack up singles!  Seriously, that’s all he does.  Maybe the occasional steal.  Really, not much to see here.

Billy Hamilton – Yesterday, he broke the single season minor league steal record previously held by Vince Coleman when Hamilton stole his 146th base.  Vince Coleman commemorated the record by throwing a firecracker at him.

  1. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    I’m still laughing at the Nic Cage image as I type this and I have no idea why. Good on ya.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe… It’s wonderful…

      • steve b says:
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        @Grey, What would you name a restaurant if you and Ina owned one ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Me and My Love

  2. Druss says:
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    Rudy Is a Guru , a sage. How else cud he know wainwright would be THIS good !

    ROS Mccarthy or Brett anderson?
    Thnaksss!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He is… McCarthy…

  3. chunk says:
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    Too soon to ask about keepers for 13 after 20?

    Need three, Prince and Cutch are for-sure’s.

    So, one more from

    Uggla
    Nelson Cruz
    Pacman (we start LF, RF, CF and one UTIL so Pacman would lock up my UTIL)
    Butler (for my CI)
    Gio
    Weaver
    Wainright

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not too early, but could change… Jones…

  4. darkdragon88 says:
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    Asstros, maybe? Too harsh?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah… Not too harsh…

  5. Alyssa Milano's Boyfriend says:
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    THE COLBY RASMUS GIRL?!?!

    Sign me up!

    • Mdgross says:
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      @Alyssa Milano’s Boyfriend, here here!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      There’s no official guest list but you’re in…

  6. JTR says:
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    Pick three of four pitchers to start today:

    1. McDonald @SD
    2. Weaver @BOS
    3. Medlen @WAS
    4. Skaggs vs. MIA

    Thanks!

    • YoMommaSoUggla says:
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      @JTR, First 3

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Skaggs…

  7. SOS says:
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    Ive been giggling about every “Geiger lets go” reference for years. I am very excited. Somebody call
    911!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      There’s a fire in the outfield!

  8. nightpandas says:
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    starting buckholz vs LAA today? 15 teamer…..Angels not playing great lately…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I’d start him…

  9. TheNewGuy says:
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    Damnit Lawrie…reshuffled my lineup putting Manny-Mac to 3B so now need a middling infidel.

    Plouffe goes the dynamite still worth a gamble over Segura? Dudes just been cut.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go with Plouffe…

  10. TheNewGuy says:
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    The Colby Rasmus girl is gonna be on?!

    Get ready for an earth shattering amount of listeners Grey! Bet she’s sleeping over at your house right now isn’t she, you lucky man.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe… Stop!

  11. yankees2012 says:
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    Mornin’ Grey,
    I was excited to read about Cashner making progress. I would like to add him for the Playoff run but am unsure of who to drop. Is Affeldt worth dropping? I have Jim Johnson and Cishek for Saves. I figure if Affeldt couldn’t get in last night’s game where they even brought back Rod Beck, he ain’t worth holding onto. Any assistance would be much appreciated.

    Thanks Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, you can lose Affeldt…

  12. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    Anyone else seeing the video in the right sidebar titled “Special Diet?” It’s two minutes Gay Pride Parade participants talking about what they eat, capped off by the quote, “I eat vegetables, fruit… and men.”

    I enjoyed it, but I’m wondering why your ad partner thought this was a good match for fantasy baseballers. I’ve been to quite a few games (in the south Bronx, granted) and I wouldn’t call baseball fans, in general, a tolerant bunch.

    Anyway, here’s a direct link if you’re not getting the video… plus I’m pretty sure that’s Andre Ethier right in the beginning!

    http://player.jambovideonetwork.com/vp/12157/170

    • Mennonite Sports guy says:
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      @Awesomus Maximus, I am glad I have adblock plus.

    • Jay

      jaywrong says:
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      @Awesomus Maximus, mine is about a fashion show. Totally targets the fantasy baseball demographic. Now if I could only fast forward the thing straight to the catwalk scene…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why they thought it was a good match? It is Andre Ethier!

  13. B.o.B says:
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    McAllister @ Sea
    Iwakuma vs. Cle
    Milone vs. Min

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is there a question?

      • B.o.B says:
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        @Grey, yes sorry, which do you prefer for today?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Milone

  14. Dirtyd says:
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    Drop Thayer for Balfour? Thayer hasn’t been great. But does Balfour have the job to himself?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They’re a coin flip… I’d go with Balfour…

  15. Jay

    jaywrong says:
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    It’s gonna be rough, my handle, jaywrong, is well earned in all aspects of life. Jayright is like an eclipse, so mystical and rare, blinding to the eyes, and only occurring once a millennia… let us hold hands and hope for the best. No, my other hand. That’s not my hand!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If that’s not your hand, your underwear must fit like a glove…

      • Jay

        jaywrong says:
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        @Grey, I put on my mazzy star mix tape after reading that.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Did he sing The Love Glove?

          • Jay

            jaywrong says:
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            @Grey, she’s not a chick? Damn, have to go back to watching those old Hanson videos.

  16. BoneFace n Harmony says:
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    Rizzo, Garret Jones, or J Montero ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones

  17. Eddy says:
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    So John Axford apparently asked for his job back and Roenicke “obliged”. As if it was that easy all along.

    Is Henderson droppable now? Thinking of shifting gears to a Giants RP, but have absolutely no idea whom to pick up. Romo, Affeldt both available.

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      @Eddy, Read that Axford IS the closer again, so I guess that’s it for the Henderson show.

      Also, I’ve been holding onto Plouffe, but I think it’s time to let go, no?

      Any of these MI more appealing?

      Alcides
      Aybar
      M.Young
      Solano
      Cozart
      EverCab

      • Eddy says:
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        @Eddy, 12-team OBP

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Depends on needs Aybar…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s hilarious… Yeah, he’s droppable…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Romo…

  18. Tim says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Who would you pick for ROS among Angel Pagan, Dexter Fowler and DeAza?

    Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fowler

  19. sean says:
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    loved the californication reference. one of my all-time fave shows…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice…

  20. Mr. Rickey says:
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    I don’t want to insult your guest but is it ok to drop someone whose name rhymes with Dolby Gasmus?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Yeah, it is…

  21. KeeblerMN says:
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    Man, I thought I could out smart the stream-o-nator yesterday as it had Chris Young (104) ranked directly above Lucas Harrell (102), the only two available on waivers in my league… I don’t know why I was more intrigued by Harrell but I was and I rolled with him… he put up a line of
    5 IP, 11 baserunners, 6 ER, 3k compared to Young’s 7 IP, 6 baserunners, 2 ER, 9 k line….

    Now that my ass has healed I am ALL IN on James McDonald @ SD today. Hoping he can make up for my arrogance from yesterday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s the SON, son… Can’t fight it…

  22. Mike says:
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    waiting for a blurb on Bryce Harper. Oh-fer-four w/4 Ks yesterday. For the season, I think he’s got a higher K-rate than Strasburg. For now, in my keeper, he’s benched. In redraft leagues, I think it’s pretty much time to cut him loose. He’s sub-Mendoza since the break, with very little power. I live in DC and have watched the games – he’s baffled by breaking stuff in and breaking stuff away. And the umps don’t like him very much either – he gets a lot of called strikes that are nothing if not ridiculous.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, in redraft leagues, I could see losing him…

  23. HotRod says:
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    Please Rank ROS:

    Milone, Sheets, McCarthy, Brett Anderson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCarthy, Anderson, Sheets…

  24. Carnac says:
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    Could Pineda be a candidate for a September call up? Maybe I misheard yesterday’s news, but it sounds like he’s close to a AA rehab stint.

    • Mike says:
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      @Carnac, Going back to rehab? I say no, no, no…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice….

  25. Charles says:
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    From a [mus]stashing on the DL perspective (12-team, non-keeper league), how would you rank Cashner, A-Rod, and Hammel?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cashner, A-Rod

  26. Hosmer's Ho's says:
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    Rasmus even rosterable in a 10-man mixed league? He is severly struggling.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose him if there were better options available…

  27. So … does this Javier Lopez business mean we should drop Affeldt? If Lopez is the first lefty out of the pen ‘pen, what does that make Affeldt? LOOGY lite?

    And if I do drop him, who do I pick up? I was hurting for roster space earlier in the year (16 teams, 6×5, redraft, roto) but now I have too much. I just dropped EY2 and Aaron Cook and grabbed David Murphy. There are some other OF/UTIL types available but I’ve already got 7 for 4 roster spots.

    This is another long question from me, but please let me know if any of these alternatives have the coveted Grey Seal of Approval (GSA):

    –Grab a semi-hot middle infielder for depth there (I have Hill at 2B and Desmond and Rutledge for SS, but 2B and SS are two of the three positions where I’m behind on games played and could use someone to plug into those spots when my regular is off or faces a tough matchup. Candidates: Tyler Greene, the aforementioned Donovan Solano, and Everth Cabrera)

    –Grab an extra catcher. I know you’re philosophically opposed to carrying two backstops, but I am starting Wilin Rosario, who seems to sit 2 times a week. This is the third position where I’m (in this case waaaaay) behind on games played, and it could be good to have someone to start when Rosario’s not available. Candidates: Geovany Soto, John Buck, Jose Molina, Derek Norris).

    –Grab a reliever to help with ratios, Ks, maybe a vulture W or Sv. Candidates: Vinnie Pestano, Jason Grilli, Ronald Bellesario, Joel Peralta, Rauch, Doolittle, Sen Marshall.

    –Grab a starter. I’m around 20 innings over pace at the moment, but if Fister misses a couple of starts I’ll be about even, and if he misses more than that I’m in trouble. Candidates: Corbin, Skaggs (I’m have to claim him on waivers so it’s not a sure thing), Jaime Garcia.

    (If I drop Affeldt I’d need two of the above options … if I keep him, I just need one)

    I’m in first in this league, but two other teams are very close and three others are within striking distance. I don’t have a glaring need, but my weakest category for hitters is AVE and the weakest for pitchers is Ks.

    Many thanks, Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yeah, it’s not good for Affeldt… Solano and Soto…

      • @Grey, Thanks, Grey.

  28. Far Beyond Driven says:
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    Which side do you prefer ROS (and how strongly):

    Side A: McCutchen, Votto, Saunders
    Side B: Jay Bruce, Michael Bourn

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not that strongly though…. Could see Bourn, Bruce if I really needed steals…

  29. Hondo says:
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    Drop gimpy Boneface for Plouffe as a bench type guy or wait and see?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d do it if I needed power instead of speed, otherwise I’d hold for a day or two…

  30. Randy BoBandy says:
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    Romero’s K:BB ration is 104:87. For the amount of innings pitched, that has to be a record (a dubious one albeit).

    Corbin worth holding onto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, pretty amazing how terrible he’s been… Guessing he’s been either hurt or had mechanics issues all year…

  31. L-Boogie says:
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    I caught a minute of the Jays game last night and Romero’s stats read 1 inning, 6 walks. I didn’t think that was possible until I saw bases were loaded in the 2nd with no outs. So relatively speaking, he breezed through the rest of his start. Only 2 walks over 4 1/3 inn.

    How’s that for a silver lining?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If it wasn’t a problem the whole season, it would be more silvery.

      • Randy BoBandy says:
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        @Grey, @L-Boogie

        I’ll pile on the Romero misery by adding that he’s lost 10 straight decisions.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Surprised it’s not more…

  32. royce! says:
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    Sorry to do this to you… for C in my 14 team h2h counting 5×5 plus OBP and XBH: Grandal, Soto or Lucroy? I promise I won’t ask again (for at least another week).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem… Lucroy…

  33. aj says:
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    plouffe or Luis Cruz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Plouffe

  34. Prospects Anonymous says:
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    What do you see in the future for Cashner and Straily IE when do you think they’ll be up and what will their role be and who do you like mOre ROS? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cashner will be a starter for three or four games the last few weeks, Straily will be a long man out of the bullpen…

  35. Deadwoods says:
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    As a Torontonian, I’ll give you all the Morrow you want. But this Friday I’m going to be at the Roger’s Centre to watch a team that’s actually had some recent success, Springsteen & ESB. And he better not sing that annoying jingle usually played at the stadium 15 times each game: “Lets Go! Blue Jays! Let’s Play Ball!”

    1. I’ve been benching Rizzo most of the time because I have Butler. Should I drop Rizzo and throw caution to the wind and pick up Brett Anderson, since I’ve secured a playoff spot?

    Alternatively Kashner, Diamond, Fiers, Sheets or Detwiler? Or hold?

    2. Doumit or Perez ROS?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re going to say Bruce? That’s awesome! 1. Go for it… Anderson 2. Doumit

  36. Graveyard Duck says:
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    Greysus, how would you rank these brain freezers going forward: Perkins, Affeldt, Marmol? (6X6 Yahoo H2H)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marmol, Perkins…

  37. Deadwoods says:
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    Sorry, one more

    Aceves or Balfour?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Balfour…

  38. uncdrew says:
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    Streamonator talks, I listen.

    Yesterday it told me to start Erik Estrada’s brother. Ok… I didn’t know he was playing and while I loved Ponch’s custom-tailored uniforms should I really start a pitcher I know so little about?

    Of course I should!

    Tonight I will be focusing intently on a baseball game between Seattle and Cleveland. Two teams I care nothing about. But Streamonator is so good I’m starting them both. I’m hoping, of course, for two complete games and a 1-0 no-hit shutout with 20 Ks.

    Oh, I expect it to be 2 no-hitters. 2 no-walkers either. I need some WHIP help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s good thinking, let SON do the thinking…

  39. L-Boogie says:
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    Say it ain’t so Bartolo… say it ain’t so.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Damn…

    • Prezii says:
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      @L-Boogie, wat the hell???? His fat ass was roidin?? Freddy galvis and bartolo colon, the two most unpredictable roiders…

  40. Carns says:
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    Really random topic-

    I’m not sure why I still think about this but you remember a year or two ago when you said nothing smacks of desparation like picking up Chris Johnson before he even rounded the bases after the previous night’s homer?

    I still see you in my head coming out of the bathroom, seeing him jogging around second, diving over the back of the couch while knocking over one of those TV food stands and landing at the base of your laptop with a crazed look in your eye. I sometimes still giggle out loud at that thought. Like the other night at Creamie’s I was getting some ice cream with my girl and it happened. She says, “What?” I’m like, “Nothin’ babe, absolutely nothing.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! What, sometimes you just really need Chris Johnson on your team…

  41. Eddy says:
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    Dan Straily…immediate add?

    Also, for the SON, I think I remember reading that 110+ was a sure-fire start. Am I raising the bar too high?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, grab Straily… No, 110′s about right…

  42. Bernie Brewer says:
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    I saw before that you would rank Anderson ahead of Sheets. What if Corbin was in the mix? How you rank those 3?

    Thanks as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Corbin’s before Sheets…

  43. Carnac says:
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    Bartolo Colon failed a drug test and has been given a 50 game suspension. Bartolo, “It was only olestra in those Funyons, I swear!”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahaha…

  44. herschel says:
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    @Grey: skaggs or fiers, redraft roto? thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fiers…

  45. Bernie Brewer says:
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    It HAS to be a typo that the SON has Jaime Garcia ranked as 641(!!!) for his start on Saturday, right?

    I know he was pretty good in his return last weekend, but come on!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… I’ll have Rudy look at it…

    • Carnac says:
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      @Bernie Brewer, hmm… small sample size?

  46. Carnac says:
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    A: All those labeled cups in the clubhouse fridge? I thought I was stealing other guys’ apple juice.

    Q: What was Colon’s defense for the failed drug test?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Very nice…

    • Chillmodious says:
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      @Carnac, “Billy [Beane] told me to drink many Mott’s Apple Juice cans…but I thought he told me to drink Manny Mota’s Apple Juice cans” –Bartolo Colon

  47. Chillmodious says:
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    Bartolo needed a better Colon cleanser.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chillmodious, Hehe

  48. Grey

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

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