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J.P. Arencibia was called up by the Buckless Jays.  In Triple-A, Arencibia hit 31 homers in 379 ABs.  That’s-a one spicy prospect!  To go all Latin America on you, there’s a caveat.  That was in the PCL, which is like playing on the moon with an aluminum bat.  He’s not quite the prospect of Wieters, Posey or Carlos Santana, pre-Kalish yelling at him, “Eat everything off your plate!”  I’d pick up Arencibia if you just lost Santana or if you’re just hurting at catcher, in general.  Conservatively, I’d give him 6 homers and a terrible average.  But he’s capable of more and that’s why you grab him.  When we’re dealing with such short sample sizes as the final two months, it’s worth the flyer to see if he surprises with an extended hot streak.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Carlos Zambrano – Will return to the Cubs rotation on Monday vs. the Giants.  Assuming the uneasy truce between Big Z, Derrek Lee and the Gatorade cooler sticks.

Kris Medlen – Left the game with an injury to the ulnar collateral ligament.  That’s longhand for ‘trouble.’  He’s droppable in all mixed leagues.

Carlos Pena – Has a tear in his plantar fascia, which sounds like the color your wife wants to paint the bathroom.  Right now, I’m trying to decide between Warm Khaki and Plantar Fascia for my kitchen. That’s nice, random italicized voice.  Pena hopes to be back by this weekend.  We shall see.  Or not.  Your choice.

David Price – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, but didn’t get the win because Scott Baker decided to show up (8 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks).  Even when Baker isn’t hurting me, he’s hurting me.

Matt Capps – Blew the save yesterday.  Storen was good but young, Clippard was a mess at times, Burnett’s a lefty.  I.e., Capps was pretty secure in Washington.  The Twins are trying to win a division and Rauch casts a very long shadow, which is only partially because he’s eight feet tall.

Carlos Gonzalez – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and two homers.  Go back and read this.  I’m a genius!  (Even though I always need my spellchecker to spell genius.  Genuis just looks better, sioux me.)

Geovany Soto – 3-for-5, 5 RBIs and his 15th homer.  He does it again!

Brett Anderson – 7 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Not sure what his deal was last time out when he was rocked, but so far when Anderson has been healthy, he’s been excellent.  No reason I see that changing.  Health’s the issue, not stuff.

Michael Wuertz – Got the 1-2-3 save.  I might be making this up, but I think this is the first time all year that I’ve grabbed a guy for vulture saves and I actually got a clean save out of it.

Ervin Santana – 3 2/3 IP, 9 ER, 14 baserunners, 4 Ks.  I’ve been Pwnson’d!

Peter Bourjos – 2-for-4 with a steal.  He’s alive with SAGNOF.  On Bill James’ Speed Score, where 5 is average, Bourjos turns it to an 11.  Actually, that’s a lie.  He’s probably a 9.  Carl Crawford leads the majors with an 8.7.  Bourjos just ran into your room, mussed your hair, re-combed it to exactly the same place and left the room before you even noticed.

Luke Scott – Guess what he did again.  Go ahead, guess.  I’ll wait.  Nope, didn’t steal a base.  No, he didn’t hit for the cycle.  No, he didn’t walk your dog for you.  How would he even get in your house?  He homered!  Again.

Alfredo Simon – 1 IP, 1 ER and the save.  I guess Mike G.’s going to be the closer again.  Any day now, Buck.

Justin Masterson – 5 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks vs. the Red Sox.  Nice to see Justin Masterson:  Passive Aggressive Fantasy Starter make another appearance.

Russell Martin – To the DL with a tear in his hip.  I think the same thing happened to Larry King.  Russell Martin may need to wear suspenders.

Vicente Padilla – 9 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks.  I know it’s weird that you should own Padilla, but you really should own Padilla.

Mike Stanton – Hit his 10th homer in 170 ABs.  In 500 ABs, that’s a nice handful of homers.  Not talking this year.  I’m talking 2011.  I cannot wait for Bill James’ Stanton projections in November.  At least 35 homers and 7 steals.

Paul Konerko – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer in the last ten games.  He goes crazy hot or crazy cold.  He’s yes or he’s no.  He’s in or he’s out.  He’s up or he’s down.

Edwin Jackson – 7 IP, 1 ER, 10 baserunners (only one walk), 6 Ks.  You’d think the Tigers would know to be a little more patient with Jackson.  I still wouldn’t grab Edwin in roto leagues, but he gets the Suckie-O’s next.  That’s a decent gamble in H2H leagues.

Brandon Inge – 3-for-4 in his return to the lineup.  That was quick.  He had a broken bone in his hand and was supposed to miss six weeks.  That was two weeks ago.  If he only had as much ability as he has desire to play or have books read to him.

Adam Dunn – 3-for-5, 4 RBIs, 2 homers.  You can’t spell Big Donkey without donk.  It’s a fact.

Kila Ka’aihue – He got the start.  It’s a celebration, snitches!  He went 1-for-4 with a strikeout.  It’s a bittersweet celebration.  Here’s what Stephen said earlier in the year, “The power is legit.  If given the chance at full playing time, the Royals could have a 25 homer, .400 OBP first baseman/DH.”  And that’s me cutting and pasting Stephen!  I agree, and I like Kila if the peasant Royals play him.  Ka’aihue is a total masher, poi.  Unfortunately, I think the Royals would prefer to play old ‘n dusty Jose Guillen.

Johnny Cueto – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Last year, he was dreckitude in the 2nd half.  This year he had a 5.33 ERA in April and 2.88 since.  He’s in a good divison.  Pittsburgh, Houston… Cards aren’t even that good.  Pujols, Holliday, then ‘Ooh, I’m scared, it’s Jon Jay.’

Juan Francisco – 3-for-5 as he got the start while Rolen rested.  Hard to recommend him in redraft, mixed leagues because he doesn’t have an every day job, but in keepers and NL-Only leagues go to it.

Mike Sweeney – Phillies acquired him for cash from the M’s.  The cash was said to be in the twelve hundred dollar range, but the Phillies used a Bed, Bath & Beyond 20% off coupon, so it came out to less.  Sweeney will play every day at first while Howard mends.  Sweeney’s only for the very3 desperate.

Travis Snider – 0-for-5 as he hit leadoff.  Hey, I’m excited about the prospects of Snider as anyone.  But leadoff?  Really?  Guess Gaston looks at his lineup and sees nine different six hole hitters and pulls a name out of a hat.

Chris Johnson – 1-for-3 with another homer.  Why haven’t you picked him up yet?  Afraid of success?  That’s what your girlfriend says about you behind your back.

J.A. Happ – 1 IP, 7 ER.  The Astros got Jokey Smurf’d.

Phil Hughes – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Has now only pitched past the 6th inning once in his last three starts.  His June ERA was 5.17 and 5.52 in July.  Who else do you have on your team for name recognition?  Glass Chipper?  The Glue Formerly Known As El Caballo?

Derek Jeter – 4-for-4, 3 Runs.  Pretty disappointing year for Jeter.  Blame the ground balls.  He’s at 67% for balls hit on the ground.  The next closest person is Juan Pierre at 61.5%.  No one has come close to leading the league at that high of a percentage since Luis Castillo hit 66% in 2007.  And that’s not even a fair comparison because Castillo hit some fly balls that just didn’t reach the pitcher in the air.

Alex Rodriguez – Became the fastest player to 600 home runs.  Was also the fastest player to frost his tips blonde, to get the names Brandon and Bronson mixed up, to press charges against Selena Roberts, to ask Joba “How’s your Mom?” while she sat in a Nebraska prison, to tell Girardi his braces “are really cool,” to say to Brain Cashman, “Where’s the Cash, man?!” then laugh hysterically and, finally, A-Rod was the fastest player to prematurely ejaculate into Madonna.

  1. and1mcgee says:
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    i’m standing and typing this due to Ervin Santana screwing me so hard yesterday.

  2. gza says:
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    Grey, I’ve been offered Braun/Franklin for Wright/Pence in my roto league. I’m sitting in 1st by 20 pts so I’m a bit hesitant in making any moves. Should I on this offer though? Or stay pat?

    My roster:
    C- Suzuki
    1B – Cabrera
    2B – Phillips
    3B – Wright
    SS – Tulo
    OF – Pence, Grandy, Adam Jones
    Util – Vlad Guerrero, Derek Lee
    BN – Lind

    SP – CC, Lester, Beckett, Santana, Kershaw, Sanchez, Bucholz, Bills
    RP – Soriano, Marmol, Hanrahan, Mike G

  3. Jackie says:
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    Keeper question for 2011: Snider, Weeks, Carlos Santana or Stanton? I can keep two. Thinking Stanton & Weeks. Thoughts?

  4. Gambler says:
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    K. Suzuki or Soto for rest of the year..

    also Ted Lilly or Wandy Rodriguez?

  5. big o says:
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    konerko’s on a career-year pace .
    if you’re seeing streaky cold , you’re identifying sample sizes in a fish-bowl made of magnifying glass .
    patience , my friend .
    occasional sleep is recommended .

  6. big o says:
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    p.s
    konerko’s spigot is wide open .
    the bp well-pluggers have already done their job .
    no sense for you and that kiwi character to enter into the fracas
    with your reverse voodoo hi-jinx .
    there’s an old saying , that’s applicable
    ==> loose lips sink ships .

  7. Steve says:
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    @big o: Don’t forget ==> careless talk costs lives. That’s a very dangerous pair of pants your boy Jerry (love the story about how he helped Elvis nail Guitar Man back in the day) is wearing in that clip.

    Got any of those, Grey?

  8. barker says:
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    deep 20 team league 30 man rosters

    just waiver claimed medlen should i now drop him for heilman or some other schmohawk or hold out for more info

    don’t know how heilman (he is the closer right, for now at least) is available, must of burned too many

  9. Dubs says:
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    @Grey: Brett Anderson, Myers, or Padilla for the rest of the season? Thanks.

  10. Terrence Mann says:
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    @Grey: No blurb on Colvin? He hit a homerun yesterday. I don’t think you’ve even mentioned Colvin this season. Why the hate?

  11. dingus says:
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    I’m trying to trade David Price for a C1 (as I have both Youk and Ryan Howard). Who should I be asking for in a trade of Price?
    Thanks!

  12. RGP says:
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    Adam Moore or Jeff Mathis for the rest of the season?
    Or is the difference insignificant?

  13. TJ says:
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    @Dubs: I like Anderson the best. He has the most upside and talent. And he’s also not Brett Myers or Vincente Padilla. I don’t trust either of those guys.

  14. Frank Rizzo says:
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    Drafting CarGo makes me feel smart and good about myself. I felt the same last year drafting Kemp in the 4th. But this year I got CarGo in the 9th I believe. Nice.

    Does the Buck Sho help Baltimore players at all? Will they play more inspired now? Luke Scott’s sitting on the wire but I know if I pick him up he’ll go cold.

    Was that a Katy Perry reference. Ouch.

  15. JT says:
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    Yo, Grey: In a keeper league with holds in, turf out Qualls for Sale? Or am I just overvaluing the surname because Jamie Sale (Canadian figure skater) was so durn hot?

  16. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    @gza: you don’t need to make a move. your closer situation looks fine to me. franklin would at best be your 3rd RP. plus wright is outperforming braun pretty clearly this season, and plays the premium position.

    @dingus: i’d think a zimmerman or dunn or adgonz or beltre would be feasible targets. i think that’s about as high as you could hope to aim. i don;t think he could fetch a bigger name, and i wouldn’t sell him for much less than these guys.

  17. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    @Frank Rizzo: yeah but for every cargo-type pick i make, i remember to looking at glass chipper and beltre for my 3B spot, then picking glass chipper, while the guy ahead of my in 1st place took beltre like 4 picks later.

  18. Tony says:
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    @grey or anyone:

    pick one SP to throw today:

    Scherzer vs. CWS

    Haren @ Bal

  19. JT says:
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    @ Bal looks juicy #19.

    Grey, I asked about Qualls v. Sale in #16: Does Mike Minor trump ‘em both? You wouldn’t believe my starters (Oswalt’s my 7th), but Minor’s 144 Ks in 118 2/3 IP this year is intriguing.

  20. Terrence Mann says:
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    @RGP: Neither?

    Sorry, just wanted to preempt Grey on that softball.

  21. mc serch says:
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    hmmmmm….”onto Madonna” …. interesting

  22. thepizzaman says:
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    @and1mcgee: i LOL’ed at that comment

  23. Howie Met Your Mother says:
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    @Grey

    Good morning Grey! Heard any news about Jordan Zimmermann recently? I added him to a DL spot, but now he’s “NA” and I would need to drop him to pick up Chris Johnson.

    Also, who do you think will have more value near the end of the season (playoff time): Zimermann or Hellickson?

  24. mgeoffriau

    Mark Geoffriau says:
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    Drop Borbon for Bourjos?

    Also, I just dropped into 2nd place this morning. The team that overtook me posted this line yesterday:

    * 18/40
    * 14 R
    * 5 HR
    * 17 RBI
    * 1 SB
    * .450 AVG

    * 16.0 IP
    * 2 W
    * 0 SV
    * 13 K
    * 1.12 ERA
    * 0.50 WHIP

    He gained 8 points overnight. Now THAT’s a good day.

  25. Critter Nagurski says:
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    sonavabenched by Baker last night. at that point where i’d suck dick for a start like that.

    i have to sit slowey, right?!ugh

  26. Terrence Mann says:
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    @Grey: Ugh. I need to pick up a starter now that Medlen’s hurt. It’s like shopping at a Shell station.

    Leake, Westbrook, Olson, LeBlanc, Pelfrey, Marquis…

  27. papasmurf says:
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    What’s Stanton’s upside in steals? Is he fast?

    I see from the box score he hit one out to center. If that’s true, it’s pretty impressive considering his home park.

  28. Matt says:
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    Roberts, Hill, or Beckham the rest of the way?

  29. Mr2Bits says:
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    Grey : Whats your thought on VMart for Soto? VMart’s lack of doing anything is really starting to piss me off and I was actually enjoying owning Soto when VMart was on the DL.Well of course he comes back, stinks up the place and Soto is owned by another tard who has three catchers

  30. mgeoffriau

    Mark Geoffriau says:
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    @Critter Nagurski: Slowey’s had a couple good starts in a row, hasn’t he? How ballsy are you feeling today?

    @Terrence Mann: Yuck. No Daniel Hudson for some sneaky NL West K’s? Also keep an eye out, there’s talk the Braves will call up Mike Minor to fill the 5th starter spot.

    @Matt: I’d roll with Beckham, then Hill, then Roberts.

  31. Dad says:
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    @Grey or others: Pretty desperatly need another starter (for wins/k’s)in a 16-team H2H and my options are: Westbrook, Zambrano, Saunders, Davis (TB) & Harden.

    Wins, Losses, ERA, WHIP, K’s, Saves are the pitching cats.

    Or would i just be better off with Kuo?

  32. nathaniel_g says:
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    Need speed/Ks. Pick a side:
    Verlander/Zamrano/Pence for Lee/Nolasco.

  33. Terrence Mann says:
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    @Mark Geoffriau: Yeah, Hudson’s out there. Think he’s a better option?

  34. mgeoffriau

    Mark Geoffriau says:
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    @Terrence Mann: I have a weakness for strikeout pitchers facing NL lineups.

  35. timSTi says:
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    With Youk out and Pena injured who’s the best 1B pickup?

    Mike Lowell, Gaby Sanchez, or Ike Davis

  36. Terrence Mann says:
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    @Mark Geoffriau: I hear ya. My team generally wins strikeouts. I’m concerned about WHIP and ERA. Already have Ubaldo, Price, Hughes, Garza, Kershaw, Wandy….

  37. CMR says:
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    @ Grey or others

    Snider or Torres for the rest of the year?

    Thanks

  38. Wilsonian says:
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    Rank these SPs for the rest of the year: Romero, Shields, Scherzer, Dickey, Lilly, Guthrie, E.Santana, Harden

    On a team with K-Rod, Capps, Feliz, Soria, Aardsma, would you drop Aardsma for one of the above, as well?

  39. Cole says:
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    someone just dropped napoli in my league. would you drop olivio for him?

  40. Gibby says:
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    Grey/Poon:

    I got offered this trade in my roto league this morning and was a bit surprised. This guy wants to send me David Wright & Adam Wainwright for my Jose Reyes & Kevin Youkilis!

    I have 3 SS (Reyes/Hanley/Rollins) so this deal has to be a no-brainer with Youk possibly out for the season right? I feel like this trade was offered to me by JaMarcus Russell after he downs a pint of Purple Drank! I’m taking it.

    By the way Grey, my wife kills me with those frickin’ Bed Bath and Beyond 20% off coupons. It seems as though we get 2 a week in the mail.

  41. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @and1mcgee: Yup

    @gza: I wouldn’t.

    @Jackie: Stanton, Weeks…

    @Gambler: Soto, Lilly…

    @Steve: They’re my favorite pants.

    @barker: Go with Heilman.

    @Dubs: Anderson

    @Terrence Mann: Hehe

    @dingus: What Poon said.

    @RGP: Insignificant.

    @Frank Rizzo: If Scott goes cold then you drop him. If he doesn’t you own him.

    @JT: Not sure why you still own Qualls.

    @Tony: Haren

    @mc serch: Ha, that’s actually a typo. But it is interesting.

    @Howie Met Your Mother: Hellickson…

    @Mark Geoffriau: Sure

    @Critter Nagurski: Yup

    @Terrence Mann: LeBlanc at home, Olsen, Westbrook…

    @papasmurf: You must’ve never seen him hit. He looks like a young Dunn. Can get maybe 7 to 10 steal if he wants to.

    @Matt: Beckham

    @Mr2Bits: It’s pointless.

    @Dad: I’d grab Harden.

    @nathaniel_g: Lee who?

    @timSTi: Gaby…

    @CMR: Torres

    @Wilsonian: Drop him for Lilly if you don’t need saves.

    @Cole: Sure

    @Gibby: Yeah, I thought everyone gets them. I’d make that trade.

  42. JT says:
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    Thanks, Grey. You’re killing the headlines this week BTW, just killing them.

  43. ruah says:
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    In a keeper(10 teams, 5 keepers) is Lind even considerable based on last year and the potential to do it again(basically calling this year a down year).

    Notables on this team that could be kept are: Pujols, Utley, D Young, Phillips, K Johnson, Choo, Snider, Halladay, J Weaver, Hamels.

    Is lind worth consideration as a potential keeper based on the league and the players already on the team?

  44. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @JT: Thanks!

    @ruah: No on Lind…

  45. Justin says:
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    Braun or Crawford in a keeper?

  46. Calogero says:
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    What’s Delmon Young’s rough ADP for 2011 if you had to guess right now? Is he a 7th-8th rounder?

  47. TJ says:
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    No question right now. Just a big thanks to Grey for the other day. He convinced me that dropping Niese for Padilla was a fantastic idea. I was skeptical, but love the way it worked out last night. Salut!

  48. ASAOK says:
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    Grey – Which 2 would u want for the rest of the year: Domonic Brown, Fowler, Adam Jones

  49. nathaniel_g says:
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    @Grey: Clifton Phifer.

  50. Art Vandelay says:
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    Would you drop Jar-Jar for Padilla?

  51. AdamH says:
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    From here on out, which duo performs better:

    A) Tulo and Dunn, or

    B) Rollins and Tex

  52. mr baseball says:
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    Whitey Ford Quotes

    I never threw the spitter, well maybe once or twice when I really needed to get a guy out real bad

    He is in the Hall Of Fame and he cheated

    Gaylord Perry Quotes

    Source: Me and the Spitter (Gaylord Perry). “Greaseball, greaseball, greaseball, that’s all I throw him (Rod Carew), and he still hits them

    He cheated and he is in the Hall Of Fame

    so what is the problem with A-Rod in hall

  53. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    auction roto league. i’m out of it for the most part. we can keep 3 guys. currently leaning towards keeping cano for $23, wainwright for $26, and rasmus for $8. i have fielder and lester that will cost too much to keep.

    would trading for phil hughes as a $7 keeper for next year be of better value than my other 3 planned keepers?

  54. yanks4life says:
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    Had Santana. J.P. or Olivo?

  55. dingers says:
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    grey, i lost youk @ 3B…got Beckham there now, don’ have it in me to drop for Johnson…
    bench is Span and Pierre…how afraid of success am i acting here?

  56. mr baseball says:
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    grey this is the catcher look for me in 20 team dynasty league

    1- Nick Hundley
    2- Saltaiarrrracochia
    3-Areneibia

    any one you like for next year

    also justin smoak on waiver in this league

  57. big o says:
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    @mr baseball:
    re: the hall’s a joke .

  58. Calogero says:
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    Also, who would you rather have for 2011 – Choo or Delmon?

  59. brad says:
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    Am I wrong remembering that this is a contract year for Rickie Weeks? Or is he just arbitration eligible? Anyone know a good site for contract/salary info?

  60. mr baseball says:
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    @big o Says:

    @mr baseball:
    re: the hall’s a joke

    I prefer Ripley’s believe it or not

  61. Bob says:
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    @Grey: You had me on the Arod comment until the Madonna reference. Now I can’t get that ugly image out of my head.

  62. mr baseball says:
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    Hey Brad here is your Rickie Weeks info

    2006 23 Milwaukee Brewers $1,220,000
    2007 24 Milwaukee Brewers $1,320,000
    2008 25 Milwaukee Brewers $1,056,000
    2009 26 Milwaukee Brewers $2,450,000
    2010 27 Milwaukee Brewers $2,750,000
    2011 Status 3rd-Year Arb Eligible, Earliest Arb Eligible: 2011
    Earliest Free Agent: 2012

  63. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    @mr baseball: because there are different levels of cheating duh. spit balls, stealing signs, scuffing the back of the batters box, too much pine tar, etc. are all ol’ timey cheats and thus “a part of the game’s charm.” PEDs and HGH, that’s real new fangled cheatin’ and baseball frowns upon new fancy kinda stuff.

    fwiw, i think most/all of these modern stars that used roids will get in. without an *. they’ll probably add a “steroid era exhibit” or something. but ultimately, was barry bonds arguably the best player in the league full of steroid users? yes. was aroid? yes. was clemens the best pitcher? yes. i think people like buster olney saying none of them will ever get in are being naive.

  64. Ryan Beariot says:
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    Grey- I need a RP slot. Thoughts on Rauch, Craig Breslow, Darren Oliver, Frank Francisco, Grant Balfour, Chad Qualls, Joba, David Robertson, or some further option that I haven’t considered? Yeah, none of them are ecstatically good but I need someone for the slot. Thanks dude!

  65. mr baseball says:
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    somehow I was the only one stupid enough to believe in him so I was lucky enough to own him in every league I am in – and the price was cheap – what I like was that he was not afraid to throw inside at the hitters – he is a Psycho on the mound

    @Grey – Vicente Padilla – 9 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks. I know it’s weird that you should own Padilla, but you really should own Padilla.

  66. mr baseball says:
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    @mr baseball: 3 – ok grey all 3 – just kidding

  67. brad says:
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    man. . . i picked up wade davis for a spot start in 1 league. what a dick.

  68. peter says:
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    @brad: Brewer’s own Weeks for one more year of arbitration eligibility – he is scheduled to become a free agent after the 2011 season. Recent reports suggest Doug Melvin has started extension talks w/ Weeks’ agent.

  69. Back to Minors says:
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    If not 35 HRs, what do you see coming for Stanton next year?

  70. peter says:
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    @mr baseball: @big o: Have you guys read “Cooperstown Confidential” (by Zev Chafets). It’s not great, but it’s good. Not a lot of revelation, but a great collection of history, profiles, etc. on the subject of the HoF’s dark/checkered/hypocritical/racist/greedy/beloved history. I completely agree with his stance on PEDs.

  71. peter says:
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    @brad: @Grey: Sorry, I missed something – what happened w/ Wade Davis?

  72. Probable Party Starter says:
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    So, a guy in my keeper league wants Haren (since I’m already playing for 2011). Should I flip for the unknown of C. Lee?

  73. Probable Party Starter says:
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    That’s Cliff Lee, BTW

  74. brad says:
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    @peter: 4 runs in the 1st

  75. peter says:
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    @brad: Ah-ha… now I see. The July Rookie of the Month Award jinxed him. I’ll resume my “Davis: Jettison for Hellickson” campaign.

  76. dingers says:
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    @Grey: grey, thx as always! followup to should i grab me some johnson..;i was takin a flier with zambrano but could drop him or drop niese and put 3B beckham on the bench to see if the astro stays en fuego/… would ya?

  77. ARoid says:
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    you sure about that premature thing…. the juice helps performance in some places and kills it in others….

    PS – running out of time waiting for Lind and Adam Jones for my OF & DH

    Chris Johnson and Travis Snider on FA

    should i cut the old guys for the new ones? not a keeper league

  78. Simply Fred

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    @Grey:

    “Updating an earlier item, Aroldis Chapman could be recalled from Triple-A Louisville as early as Thursday, according to John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer.” “According to ESPN’s Buster Olney, Aroldis Chapman “has been absolutely outstanding of late.”

    “According to Fox Sports’ Tracy Ringolsby, Jhoulys Chacin will be recalled from Triple-A Colorado Springs and replace Aaron Cook in the Rockies rotation. His first start will come on Sunday.” (@PIT, Maholm)

    ??

  79. VoodoothatYoudoo says:
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    Greybeard —

    Aaron Hill or Zobrist rest of the way?

  80. danimal35 says:
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    Arencibia or Ianetta as my Santana replacement?

  81. Simply Fred

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    @Grey:

    RE: Chacin. He has 33 Ks in 24.1 IP in day games as a starter (and it is @PIT). Cust Kayin’

  82. Probable Party Starter says:
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    Well, unknown as he was injured to start this season, will most likely be in a new uni (ballpark factor/league) and reaping the rewards of a mega-deal. He’s also 2 years older than Haren and his middle name is Phifer.

  83. Simply Fred

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    @Grey: You in the process of adding either to your teams?

  84. Jenkies says:
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    10 team mixed non keeper H2H…

    Decided to drop Stubbs. He isn’t getting the playing time, and when he plays he is yawnstipating.

    Out of these free agents, who do you like best going forward? Ibanez, Scotty Pod, Rajai Davis, Chris Johnson, Stanton, Juan Pierre.

  85. JT says:
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    Is Russ Martin ownable over Miguel Montero?

  86. Simply Fred

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    @JT: NOOOOOOOOOOOO!

  87. JT says:
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    Also, I can hazz cheezeburger?

  88. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @simply fred: No, but I would. (I do own Jhoulys in NL-Only, but never dropped him, so technically not adding him.)

    @Jenkies: Davis if you need steals… Johnson…

    @JT: Russell Martin is probably out for the year.

  89. Mr. Rickey says:
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    NL Only keeper – McCann for Utley? (Playing for next year)

  90. Despite his inexplicable quantity of quality starts, might you consider dropping Tommy Hunter for Chapman, thereby replacing my incomprehension with the fear of getting roofied?

  91. Critter Nagurski says:
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    Sonofabench!

  92. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @zombie: I like Aroldis more than Hunter, but he’s an MR at this point.

  93. emceeperiod says:
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    Ha Ha. Here’s what you said:

    “Carlos Gonzalez – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and two homers. Go back and read this. I’m a genius!”

    Then I went back and read this.

    “24/17 seems to be on the high side for what I’d expect of CarGo”

    If the season was over at the end of this week, I’d agree with your genuis statement. However it is not. CarGo is a 30/20 guy, exceeding your “high side” prediction, yet aligning with mine, though I don’t have the link to prove it. The only way I can prove it is that I have 6 teams and I got him on all 6. Bragadocious! (G. Jones was my other sleeper…hasn’t worked out quite as well).

    Anyway, just wanted to laugh about how you referred back to a link where you say he is a sleeper (nice call) but then say his “high side” is 24/17…while he’s sitting at 23/15 3 weeks after the break. Oh, also, not to twist the knife…but you also said, “his average of .284 may be the upper reaches over a full season. .270 seems more likely…keep expectations in check.” Batting .319 baby!

    GoCarGo! (I’d put an upside down exclamation point in front of that if I could, to give it some latin flavor and make it SEEM like a palindrome, though it clearly is not!).

  94. brad says:
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    @emceeperiod: yeah but OG CarGo is. word.

  95. @emceeperiod: You should print this page out and frame it so you can show your grandkids the proof of that one time you disagreed with an internet fantasy baseball expert and got the better of him, kind of.

  96. Wah says:
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    Jose Guillen was DFA’ed

  97. brad says:
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    @emceeperiod: Also, I find it funny you spent the time, (although the spanish gastar is probably more descriptive of this time “spent”) to write a lengthy message patting yourself on the back, but couldn’t be bothered with the alt-173 to get your inverted exclamation. ¡Que ególatra!

  98. peter says:
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    Thank you, Jason Bartlett.

  99. Terrence Mann says:
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    @emceeperiod: Thank you, emceeperiod. Seriously, thank you.

    I just moved down to #2 in Grey’s hated douche list.

    Yay, me….and yay, Little Pony.

  100. Wah says:
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    What do you guys think about this:

    Pedroia/CC for Fielder/Beckett/Sandoval

    I have Asdrubal in at 2nd for Pedroia right now. Youk was my 3B.. but now on DL.

    It’s a 12 team, H2H, keep up to 6. I’d keep Pedroia… CC wouldn’t be one of my keepers. Fielder would become one of my keepers.

    Thoughts?

  101. peter says:
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    @brad: Guess he’s not in “the know” re: exclamation points on Razzball (e.g., “Matthew Berry is ESPN’s top analyst!”), but he also missed the point of the original sleeper post.

  102. fitz says:
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    somehow Shields was just dropped should I drop Wandy or De La Rosa for him?

    thanks

  103. Terrence Mann says:
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    @emceeperiod: Also, ALSO!$@$!….you’re a genius. Create your own web blog, build readership, convince said readership to NOT draft Mauer, Zobrist, Aaron Hill, VMart, Derek Lee, Bartlett (and more I know I’m not thinking of), while every other publication is suggesting them as solid picks.

    Then, you’ll be rich and will have the luxury of spending your vacations in Delaware!

  104. Grey

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    @Wah: I’d take Fielder if you need power. It’s a fair trade, though, not slanted for you in any way.

    @fitz: Blech…

    @Terrence Mann: Hehe

  105. Rob says:
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    Just noticed that Wieters is on the WW still. Wieters or Arencibia as my Santana replacement?

  106. brad says:
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    @Terrence Mann: Imagine being able to be magically whisked away to Delaware!

  107. emceeperiod says:
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    @Brad: OGCarGO isn’t a palindrome.

    @ Brad, @Mark Giofreau, @Terrence Mann: Ha, you guys are retarded. I wasn’t ripping on Grey. I found it funny that he referred back to an article in which he was mostly correct (I said ‘nice call’) but upon deeper inspection wasn’t as correct as he had claimed. It wasn’t about big-upping myself, as I mentioned that I also drafted G. Jones on all my teams too. And it wasn’t about Grey being wrong or stupid or anything, it was about the inconsistency that I thought was funny. Anyway, internet jibber-jabberers like you guys can find a conflict in anything…

    ¡Que bebés de pañales!

    I give Grey props all the time cabrones.

  108. big o says:
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    hehe

  109. Terrence Mann says:
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    @emceeperiod: Whatever, dude. Grey’s like my internets little brother. I can pick on him any time I damn please….but if anyone else says shit, watch out.

  110. emceeperiod says:
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    @Terrence Howard: I’ll watch out from now on.

  111. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @fitz: Yeah, he’s gonna be out for the season.

  112. Wilsonian says:
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    Ah the wonderful world of my 8 Team H2H Keeper strikes again. I’m really trying to win this shit now and not completely give up my great keepers for it, but I’ve got another offer on the table. We keep 5, and they can be any position and there are no draft penalties, it’s just the first 5 rounds. The current offer is this:

    His Pujols/Adverb for my CarGo/Wright/Kershaw

    My Roster:

    C – Suzuki
    1B – Fielder
    2B – Weeks
    3B – Longo
    SS – Castro/Andrus (I pick up one and drop the other all the time)
    OF – CarGo
    OF – Kemp
    OF – Holliday
    UTIL – Wright
    UTIL – Krispie
    BN – Pence
    DL – Utley

    SP – JJ
    SP – Kershaw
    SP – Verlander
    SP – Hamels
    SP – Lewis
    SP – Floyd
    SP – Scherzer
    RP – K-Rod
    RP – Feliz
    RP – Soria
    RP – Capps
    RP – Aardsma

    Do I counter, and if so, with what? I have no problem dealing Wright and Kershaw, especially for those guys, but I think asking for CarGo is a but much. And I would definitely do a 3-for-2 deal and throw in another OFer other than CarGo, if it could get it done. What do you think? Or should I take this deal now and shut up?

  113. emceeperiod says:
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    And to give props to Grey, nice call on Boesch. A lot of people questioned your exclusion of him to your post-all star break top players, but he has been horrendous since the ASB. I dropped him after that and that has proved quite beneficial. Now, your exclusion of Delmon Young on the other hand….JK ;-)
    (don’t want to get in trouble from Terrence Womann)

  114. big o says:
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    @Wilsonian:

    “c”

  115. Wilsonian says:
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    @big o: does that mean take it and shut up? I had so many damn questions, I’m not sure what that refers to. HA!

  116. hoju says:
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    I need to replace Prado and here are my options:

    Keppinger
    Hairston Jr
    Hall
    Infante
    Desmond
    Callapso
    Sean-Rod
    Theriot

  117. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @hoju: Infante

  118. Howard says:
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    Bobby Jenks, brain freeze! Just when I thought he was a donkeycorn!

  119. big o says:
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    friggin’ jenks .

    screw this .
    am going to the farm-stand to get some fresh veggies .
    don’t even wanna see the end of this one .

  120. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Grey: for now on,when you guys think someone has jinxed someone,lets call it jenksed

  121. brad says:
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    @emceeperiod: you right homie, you right.

  122. emceeperiod says:
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    I think it’s Karma for everyone attacking my posting earlier, for you see, I am up 1 W in my H2H right now and my opponent had Garcia going today. Thank you Jenks.

    Also, I put money on a Tigers/Dodgers parlay and Jenks helped me out a bit there as well…of course it’s not over. Hopefully Vegas gets Jenksed! And hopefully this post isn’t going to Jenks the Tigers. Can the Tigers be Jenksed when they’re playing against Jenks? I think perhaps that’s the only situation where one could NOT get Jenksed. Unless Jenks pitched well, in which case being Jenksed would have the opposite meaning to which you are attributing it.

  123. emceeperiod says:
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    …and as I hit “submit comment” I get Valverded.

  124. Wilsonian says:
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    @Grey: Should I counter with throwing in someone other than CarGo?

    Wright/Kershaw/Krispie for Al/Adverb
    Wright/Kershaw/Kemp for Al/Adverb
    Wright/Kershaw/….anyone? for Al/Adverb

  125. emceeperiod says:
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    @Wilsonian: I would want to know what other players HE has before I could answer that question.

    @Grey: Wilsonian brings up an interesting point in his trade offer which I will be faced with at the end of this season: Keep CarGo or Kemp? (I know it’s a bit early to decide, but interested in your opinion).

  126. emceeperiod says:
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    Raburn again with 2 on…Walk off?

  127. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Wilsonian: Wright isn’t that far off Pujols, Kershaw isn’t that far off Lee. And you’re throwing in Kemp or Krispie? I don’t understand these trades.

    @emceeperiod: Kemp

  128. Wilsonian says:
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    @emceeperiod: @Grey: the other guy has Mauer, Votto, Cano, Prado, Reyes, Hamilton, Markakis, Torres, Lind, Uggla, Pujols, Papi, Manny, Adverb, Greinke, Filthy, Bills, DLR, Cueto, Valverde, Marmol, Simon, Fuentes, Jenks

  129. Wilsonian says:
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    @Grey: oh, and I’m not throwing shit in. I was just wanting to know if you thought I should because of the small league and there being talent in the FA pool.

  130. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Wilsonian: What happens when Cliff Lee is skipped the last week of the season so he can prepare for the playoffs? That’s not going to help your team either.

  131. struggler says:
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    H2H with QS. While I heart K’s as much as you, I don’t really need them. Would you pick up Minor and drop Volquez or Westbrook?

  132. mr baseball says:
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    A Minor move is coming from the braves

  133. mr baseball says:
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    According to the Chicago Tribune, the White Sox are among the teams that have expressed interest in free agent Carlos Delgado

  134. KCC26 says:
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    ok…youk done for the year. rank the potential replacements:

    Alvarez, chipper, encarnacion, lowell

  135. struggler says:
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    You’re a naughty K whore and I likes it!!!

  136. mr baseball says:
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    Mike Minor, American actor probably best known for his role as Steve Elliott on Petticoat Junction

    Come ride the little train that is rolling down the tracks to the junction.
    (Petticoat Junction)
    Forget about your cares, it is time to relax at the junction.
    (Petticoat Junction)

    Lotsa curves, you bet. Even more when you get
    To the junction, Petticoat Junction.

    There’s a little hotel called the Shady Rest at the junction.
    (Petticoat Junction)
    It is run by Kate, come and be her guest at the junction.
    (Petticaor Junction)
    And that’s Uncle Joe, he’s a movin’ kind of slow at the junction,
    Petticoat Junction.

  137. Wilsonian says:
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    @Grey: touche. Well played, sir. I’m good on the deal, then. As always, I appreciate the help and the knocking some sense into me.

  138. yanks4life says:
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    Drop anyone of the following for KiLa, if you didnt see Jose Guillen was DFA; Span, Gordon, or Dom Brown. Hurting on AVG and OPS the most

  139. @Grey: Mr. Grey: With Santana out, should I:

    a) Pick up schmo C from wire (Ramon Hernandez, probably)

    b) Offer Mat Latos for G Soto

    c) Offer Mat Latos for Victor Martinez

    I am way out in front in pitching (both in cats and in IPs) and Latos is getting slowly shut down….

  140. Steve says:
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    @Grey: My sister’s H2H team has lost Morneau and now Howard to the DL, so she needs a 1B. Not much to choose from:

    LaPorta
    Glaus
    Helton
    Lowell
    Overbay
    Branyan

    Blech.

  141. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Steve: Blech indeed… Lowell…

  142. Black Beard says:
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    I’m thinking about selling Granderson to a non-contending team in order to pick up a pitcher for the playoffs. That said…please rank from this point forward (and is it worth it at all to even do this):

    Morrow, T. Wood, Cueto, Slowey, J. Sanchez, none of the above?

  143. Steve says:
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    @Grey: Cedeno! Not still rocking him in Fantasy Razz are you?

  144. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Steve: Yeah, unfortunately.

  145. Steve says:
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    Wow – James McDonald mowing ‘em down.

  146. black love says:
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    @Steve Yeah he is!!

  147. Bill Lumbergh says:
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    @Grey et al: 6 OF vying for 5 spots (4 OF + 1 Util). 12 team H2H dynasty league. Who is the odd man out of Braun, CarGo, Krispie, Delmon, Quentin, & Rasmus (for the rest of this season and into next season)? Thanks!

  148. Steve says:
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    @Grey: Oswalt labouring a bit.

    Pardon me, Roy. Did the catcher make a boo-boo?

  149. Bill Lumbergh says:
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    Haren has looked good so far, but where is hell is the run support?? His line as an Angel thus far: 19 IP, 18 HA, 5 ER, 16 K, & 2 BB. But only 2 runs scored by the Angels while he has still been the pitcher of record!!! WTF?!?!

  150. Bodymore says:
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    Keeper money league so trying to sneak in playoffs. Would zimmerman for wainwright and konerko help me make that push? I have chris johnson and alex gordon for 3B too, and maybe morneau coming back. I lose ERA/WHIP almost every week. Thoughts?…I need a trade that is a boost, not just a wash.

  151. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Bill Lumbergh: Quentin, but not to drop in a dynasty.

    @Steve: Ha… Yeah, he was struggling with his control the whole game.

    @Bill Lumbergh: C’mon, they got Skinny Aybar…

    @Bodymore: Eh, I wouldn’t make that trade in a keeper, it is fair though.

  152. Black Beard says:
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    Lincecum is bumming me out…man. Gotta love that new windup!

  153. Bob says:
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    Bourjos or Fred Lewis?

  154. Tony says:
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    @Grey: Whats the word on Morneau?

    I’ve got a proposal. My FIELDER for Morneua/Latos.

    I’m killing it in pitching, so latos would just be BONUS. Morneau is usually weak sauce in the 2nd half and he’s had a concussion, i saw his progress is looking good? THOUGHTS?

  155. Steve says:
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    Effing Romero. What a dick.

  156. Bob says:
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    @Tony: As of yesterday, Mourneau was making “progress” but cites a history of previous concussions, is being super-cautious, and apparently several weeks away from playing. On the other hand, Pedroia wants to rip is bad leg off a limp around the field. I can’t blame a guy for being cautious but Mourneau doesn’t seem to be in any hurry to be back.

  157. Black Beard says:
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    @Steve: That really sucks. I just heard the announcer say this and could not believe my ears…Hanley is hitting .202 against lefties this year?!?! WTF.

  158. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Bob: Bourjos

    @Tony: I wouldn’t touch Morneau. He’s not due back for a few weeks then he might have setbacks or not be swinging well.

    @Steve: What? Did we lose the win?

  159. Black Beard says:
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    Can someone who is smarter than I am please explain Hanley’s L/R splits for the past couple of year, if there is any explanation for this sort of thing:

    2006: .307/.288
    2007: .399/.312
    2008: .258/.313
    2009: .316/.352
    2010: .202/.307

  160. Steve says:
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    @Grey: We did.

    With reference to my question in the forums, the guy with Braun wants Lind as well as Zimm. Lind is pretty much permanently on my bench and I’d still have Ibanez, CQ Grandy and Ethier to fill the CF, RF and Util spots.

    Gotta do that, right?

  161. Black Beard says:
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    @Grey: @Steve: Oswalt must feel like he’s back home in Houston…

  162. B.J. says:
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    I have been looking for a high average speed guy in my 10 team CBS league and put pitching on the block to see if I could get a solid return. Anyways, I got offered his Ichiro for my Cole Hamels. As many of you know CBS’s head to head leagues are points based and Hamels and Ichiro are nearly identical with Hamels at 301 and Ichiro ar 299.5, I’d use Ichiro as my UTIL guy which is currently manned by Jason Heyward. I don’t know if it’s a necessary deal to make but feel like Ichiro is a solid return for Hamels. We start 1 C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, 3 OF and 1 UTIL on offense and 5 SP and 2 RP for pitchers. I will list my team below and would love any feedback. Thanks in advance

    C- Posey 1B- A GOnz 2B- Phillips 3B- Wright SS- HanRam
    OF- J. Upton, J. Hamilton, CarGo UTIL- J. Heyward
    Bench- Delmon Young

    SP- Josh Johnson, Roy Oswalt, F. Liriano, C. Hamels, M. Latos
    RP- Soria, KRod
    Bench- M. Latos, B. Cecil, B. Anderson, T. Lilly, H. Kuroda

    If I do make this trade I could always try and spin Delmon Young or Jason Heyward for a SP.

  163. Bodymore says:
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    @Grey Yeah that was my hesitation, really don’t want to lose my stud keeper. I’m in 7th and need to sneak into 4th…like 9 games back. I’m on the fence about whether I have a realistic shot of doing this or if I’m being too optimistic. Should I be aggressive and try to do this or try to trade for better keepers.

    Is Morgan a must drop toast at this point, or might his hip be managable fantasy wise? Thanks

  164. B.J. says:
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    @B.J.: Just as a point of reference I’m tied for first place record wise but lead based on points scored.

  165. GopherDay says:
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    @Grey: Do you think there is any hope for a turn around with Brandon Wood? Not this year, but in the future? I own him in a dynasty league, and he’s been sitting on my bench all year. Is it just wishful thinking that he might be able to turn it around or should I go ahead and cut ties?

    Its a deep 14 Team ROTO league. 5X5

  166. Mike D. says:
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    @Grey

    Looking at Berkman, Cantu, A Gordon. Cantu wasn’t eligible last week by my deadline.

    AL Only 5×5 roto. Teams range from $28-49 left in FAAB.

    I have the $28, of course. I’m thinking-

    Berkman 16
    Cantu 15
    Gordon 4

    Look OK re: order and bid amounts? Do I have a shot? Too cheap?

    Thanks man
    Mike D.

  167. Black Beard says:
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    In an OPS league with 7 keepers: Jose Bautista for Granderson?

  168. Mike D. says:
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    @Grey-

    Rest of season 5×5… Valverde or Capps?

  169. GopherDay says:
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    @Mike D.: I would go with Valverde. He’s much more of a proven closer, plus he’s higher on Grey’s closer rankings!

  170. big o says:
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    really wild 9th inning …. philly / fla

  171. motorcitykitty says:
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    Alright Razzballers/Grey, quick question. Just trying to deepen my bench for the playoff push here. Can anyone tell me if Dexter Fowler plays everyday when healthy? In the league I’m referring to, lineups are set weekly and not daily, so if he is not an everyday player, its not even worth me picking him up….

  172. Black Beard says:
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    @Black Beard: Also, wouldn’t be keeping Granderson.

  173. herschel says:
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    @Grey: thoughts on lesters two start week next week in weekly leagues, @nyy and @tex? talk of dealing with hamstring/cramping issues after his cleveland start. always start your studs or given hes winless in 4 starts since the all start break, worth sitting as he may be playing though an injury?

  174. Grey

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    @herschel: I wouldn’t even look to sit Lester.

  175. Steve says:
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    @Grey: I may have misunderstood, but I thought we’d got to offering either Zimm or Wright for Braun, with Zimm being offered up first – which I did.

    He’s come back wanting Lind too.

  176. Steve says:
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    @Steve: Just seen your response in the forums. It’s a go!

  177. Black Beard says:
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    @Grey: Thanks Grey. I thought it might be trading bananas for bananas.

  178. Mike D. says:
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    @Grey: What is Berkman worth? Plunking down my whole $28?

  179. Mike D. says:
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    @Grey: FYI, Cantu’s riding pine again for the rook Moreland…

  180. Grey

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    @Steve: Cool…

    @Black Beard: No problem.

    @Mike D.: I think you have to. Or plunking down a lot more for Gordon so at least you get someone. Can’t you put $28 down on Berkman and $12 on Gordon so worst case you get Gordon and the claim just doesn’t happen if you get Berkman? Yeah, Cantu’s not playing. He’s worthless.

  181. Eddy says:
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    Is there a point to this note on Kershaw’s bio?

    “LHP Clayton Kershaw, who starts Friday against the Nationals, will probably pitch very carefully to slugger Adam Dunn. In eight at-bats, Dunn has five hits, including a double and home run, against Kershaw.
    (Yahoo! Sports)”

    Are there leagues that count hits given up to Adam Dunn?

    Anyways, I’m very bitter now. Screw Bob Davidson and his TERRIBLE call that cost the Marlins the game (literally, it would have been the walkoff hit).

  182. Mike D. says:
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    @Grey: OK, real baseball… why would TEX trade for Cantu to have him just start vs LHP? If I recall, they gave up a decent prospect.

    ???

  183. Mike D. says:
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    @Grey: One last one – Cantu or Lowell? (Can’t believe I’m asking this)

    And yes, I had Youk.

  184. Steve says:
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    @Grey: Even in H2H, Buchholz is probably a sit tomorrow, right?

    We’ll likely be close in Ks, Ws and WHIP and I also have Hamels, Garza and Hammel going.

  185. Eddy says:
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    @Grey:
    It’d be a long post that’s for sure. Btw, having some trouble deciding who should sit for tomorrow.

    Andres Torres vs Nolasco (No history I guess)
    Choo vs Liriano (3 for 10 with 1 RBI and 3 Ks)
    Alex Gordon vs Luke French (2 for 2 with a HR and 2 RBI)

  186. Black Beard says:
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    This point forward: Dice-K or Morrow.

  187. fitz says:
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    LaRoche or Rasmus?

  188. struggler says:
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    Carlos Santana who? I’ve been riding the Chooch Choo Train and not sure I should get off…

    so I look up Chooches career stats in Aug/Sept:
    .380obp 12hrs 59rbis 55runs 4sbs in 464abs

    Last year Aug/Sept:
    .405obp 4hrs 20rbis 17runs 0sbs in 140abs

    Now in all seriousness…I can’t believe I’m bout to ask this but in my H2H OBP league should I drop Chooch for Wieters? Am I blinded by the light???

    Off topic but Collin Balester’s stache is pretty H to the O to the T!

  189. Steve says:
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    All Zimmermann owners – you’re welcome.

    Just today I concluded a deal trading him away to get Braun.

  190. Wilsonian says:
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    In a vacuum, just for the rest of the year: Zimmerman/Lester or Zimmerman/Price v. Wright/Hamels…which one of the 3 wins?

  191. Dr. Orlando Schadenfreude says:
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    Granderson or Stanton for the rest of the year?

  192. GopherDay says:
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    Its days like today where I’m glad I draft Zimm instead of Youk…Also, I forgot to bench Bartlett.

  193. Steve says:
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    Uh oh. Storen in. No good can come of this.

  194. Howie says:
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    @Grey: My window to replace Haren has passed, but I’m curious if Padilla > Haren (4×4, no Ks)?

  195. GopherDay says:
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    No Storen!!! Why send you out??? Make Clippard the sacrificial lamb!! Or Burnett!!

  196. Steve says:
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    @GopherDay: I’m with you.

    And please don’t let the clock strike midnight on Frieri either!

  197. peter says:
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    Nyjer Morgan is going on the DL tomorrow. The rotoworld blurb says it’s quite possible he’s out longer than 2 weeks (“sharp pain in his hip when jogging”). Is it worth waiting until Y! puts him on the DL or should one preemptively grab Rajai Davis or Bourjos?

  198. Steve says:
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    @Grey: Frieri! Have you added him yet?

    Actually, don’t – he’s going back to AAA I think (he has, like, 20 saves in the PCL).

    Always nice to sift through all the MRs and look at the numbers and decide to take a shot on a guy and have it work out.

    All that said, I’ve dropped him now to grab a spot starter. Sorry kid – that’s fantasy baseball.

  199. peter says:
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    @Grey: I thought so (I feel like one of those guys who has a hunch, looks up the answer, and then emphatically says “I KNEW it!”). Thanks, as always.

  200. royce! says:
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    I have an excess of OF and could use a SP or two… just got an offer of Buchholz for Carlos Lee (whom I got as a throw-in in another trade)…I would totally accept the offer, but the offeror also said that I could substitute “one or two” of Dempster, Kuroda, or Anderson for Buchholz.

    How would you rank these guys in a weekly h2h counting K/BB? I’m thinking Anderson, Kuroda, Buchholz, Dempster. Therefore, I’m gonna ask him if he’ll accept Lee for Anderson and Kuroda. Concur?

  201. Steve says:
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    Hey! My boy Ernesto got a Hold. Didn’t he?

  202. Steve says:
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    @Steve: OK Yahoo. As you were.

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