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  1. ETMcgee says:
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    looks like everyone will need a a bottle of whiskey handy…

  2. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @ETMcgee: Hehe

    *****BTW, this was posted in January, but it’s a bit more apt now and I hate to have everyone sober.********

  3. royce! says:
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    Yeesh, looks like Sunday will be a lost day, considering that I will have to drink a bottle of whiskey as early as 10:30 a.m.

    The lawyer in me wonders, though, whether by “bottle” you mean fifth or maybe you just mean half-pint… Yeah, you mean fifth, don’t you?

  4. aconstipatedmonkey says:
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    I swear if he slides into the podium, and he gets up and gives himself the safe sign, I’ll have 10 concurrent aneurysms.

  5. danimal35 says:
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    Starting Lineup:
    Sandoval
    Fielder
    Utley
    Beckham
    HanRam
    BJ Upton
    Kemp
    Hamilton
    Rios
    Votto
    Garrett Jones

    Bench:
    Adam Jones
    Hardy
    Wieters
    Reimold

    Was offered Michael Young and Vernon Wells for Adam Jones…would you do it? Does it make my team better?

  6. BigFan says:
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    Votto over Derrek Lee from here on out? Also… I’m not competing for steals anymore– Currently have Zorilla at SS. Accept a trade of Furcal for backup and give up Bourn?

  7. Robert says:
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    Grey- I am in 9th, but if all goes well next week I could be in 7th. Not sure if I can make a run for the playoffs(6th place) with weekly question marks like Price, Liriano, Kaz. Thinking about holding Kaz for one more start with trade rumors about him. Going to try to trade, but if there is no interest, should I give up on one of bottom three for one of these FA? Volquez DL, Meche DL, Stauffer, Latos, Lannan, De LaRosa, Penny? Thanks

  8. @Grey: who would you drop…reimold/wieters? I know i don’t need to carry two catchers, I was just hoping maybe weiters would start hitting and have some trade value

  9. steamer says:
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    Need a spot starter for tomorrow:

    Blanton vs Cards
    Gaudin at Wash
    Cook vs SF

  10. Panti Jose says:
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    Great post Grey–funny stuff. Who to start for the next month or so:

    Hochevar or Niese (I think Niese would get 4 starts at Metco). Did I just answer my own question?

  11. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @BigFan: Votto over Lee, why do you need Furcal if you’re not competing for steals?

    @Robert: I’d lose Kaz for Lannan’s start tomorrow. But don’t you have a max move limit?

    @danimal35: I’d lose Reimold.

    @steamer: Blanton

    @Panti Jose: Thanks! Niese

  12. steamer says:
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    Is Cueto droppable now?

    I’m trailing by 1 win & 10Ks, the other guy has no SP going tomorrow & I’m thinking of dropping Cueto, Kazmir, Pineiro, & Blalock from my bench & grabbing Blanton, Niemann, Mitre (risky – but it’s the As), & Gaudin. Kinda ballsy, but a win is a win.

  13. Robert says:
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    I do have a max. Next move is #41 with 50 the max. I will see what Hanson does @Mil. My era is blown, but I have a chance for whip. If Hanson gives up a bunch of hits and walks, I guess I have a tough decision: Kaz or Lannan. If I drop Kaz I don’t want to burn another move to pick him back up later. If Hanson is a mess, that will be me you hear screaming.

  14. mc serch says:
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    @steamer: I dropped Cueto today too. He’s dead to me.

  15. steamer says:
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    Last question Grey, I swear. Who do you like better tomorrow: Lannan or Guadin?

  16. SamYo says:
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    Awesome post Grey, for AVG and Steals, who is the better option, Carlos Gomez or The Dread Pirate ?

  17. which one of these guys for a backup, backup, backup bench spot

    Ordonez, Reimold, Willingham, Nyjer, Montero, Polanco, David Murphy, Prado

    no needs other than to fill a roster spot

  18. Mike says:
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    Do I start Kuroda tonight? I had Edwin go already and could really use a win.

  19. Um ROFL. Good thing I went out drinking last night or I’d be tempted to play.

  20. GTS says:
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    Best guy for steals at util (mostly on bench) going forward: Bourn, Fowler, Andrus, Pods…

  21. big o says:
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    @Grey:
    next time , try answering my question 24 hours before i ask it .
    sonofabenched by pena today !!
    you suck ????

  22. david says:
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    sweet. rickey in his prime was something special. rickey in his post-prime was/is… still entertaining.

    @big o: huh?? dude.
    @grey: need mi help. no bench spot in my league. drop kelly johnson for julio lugo?

  23. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @GTS: Bourn, Fowler, Pods….

    @big o: Sorry, I must’ve missed it.

    @david: Lugo’s pretty terrible, but Johnson’s not even playing so sure.

  24. NickG says:
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    haha great post Grey. no question this time, just a huge thanks for all the incredibly helpful posts/info you put up.

    Cheers!

  25. G says:
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    All the experts are saying wait out on Hardy but should I just get rid of him now? Here is who is available…Garrett Jones, Aybar, Prado, Willingham, Thome, F-Gutierrez, S. Drew, McCutchen, Fowler? Who do you like for the rest of the season..I need help in steals and avg btw

  26. Tom_Emanski says:
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    Pick up Aybar or keep Assdribble and Fe-Lopezian Tube? The latter two have multi-eligibility

  27. big o says:
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    @Grey:
    anyone who has suffered through nesn post-game reports is praying that rickey over-steps his allotted time during his acceptance speech .
    this jim ed rice is an absolute buzz-kill .
    shaddup already .

  28. TheGreatVeto says:
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    I give up:
    Aaron Hill
    The Flyin’ Hawaiin
    Corey Hart

    I get:
    The Zo’
    Jermaine Dye
    Adam Jones

    I win, right?

  29. TheGreatVeto says:
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    Oh, and I literally laughed out loud at the Ricky drinking game, nice!

  30. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @NickG: Thanks!

    @G: Lose him for Fowler for steals, Drew for everything else.

    @Tom_Emanski: I’d lose Asdrubal for Aybar.

    @big o: Agreed

    @TheGreatVeto: Thanks! I’d want the Hill side.

  31. RIP Harry says:
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    Worth dropping Meyer for a spec save add, Johnson or Rauch?

  32. Tom says:
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    Votto or Bay for rest of year?

    Also, I didn’t realize just how bad Bay was doing in July. His 72 RBIs are a little deceiving at this point. Just 3 in July, and just 5 homers, 23 RBI since May ended.

  33. gza says:
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    In non-keeper, who do you take for remainder of the season: Price or Jimenez?

  34. Chupacabra says:
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    Grey:

    What is wrong with Grady Sizemore this year?

  35. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @RIP Harry: I’d drop him for Johnson.

    @Tom: Pretty much a coin flip. I’ll go Votto though because Bay has been struggling.

    @gza: Price

    @Chupacabra: Has an injury to his elbow that might require offseason surgery.

  36. vinko says:
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    Couple of questions, would you start Gaudin today? And who would you want for the rest of the season in a vacuum, F. Lopez or Aybar? Thanks

  37. Bob says:
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    I loved Johnny Cueto until recently, but it looks like he may have hit the wall.

    So, Cueto, Randy Wolf or Kuroda?

  38. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @vinko: I am starting Gaudin today. Lopez

    @Bob: Wolf, Cueto…

  39. Bob says:
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    @Grey: Thanks…

  40. Joe B says:
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    @Grey: At this point in the season, I have not started Fransucko Liriano in almost 2 months… just drop him for Gavin Floyd and get it over with???

    Also would you start Ubaldo Jimenez this week @NYM and @Cin???

  41. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Joe B: Go with Ubaldo.

  42. Joe B says:
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    @Grey: My apologies for the follow up, but I have Ubaldo and think I should drop Liriano for Floyd… do it???

  43. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Joe B: My bad… Yeah, go for it.

  44. Art Vandelay says:
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    Should I offer Shields/Garza plus Garrett Jones for Javi Vazquez? I have work to do in both wins and Ks.

  45. Fred says:
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    I’m just waiting to see Dwayne Murphy run by and lose his hat in the process!

  46. Robert says:
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    Grey- Just traded my Choo for Jurrjens. Good deal?

  47. steamer says:
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    Is Buchholz going to get sent down when Wakefield returns?

  48. Art Vandelay says:
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    @Grey: Would you make that deal?

  49. Hi Grey, pls rank the order of preferred starters for next week: bucholz (2 starrts), DLR @ METCO, Latos vs CIN

    I used to auto start harang and cueto but am thinkng that im going to have to start monitoring their matchups, agreed?…. but, both are home vs SD next week….

  50. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @matthole: dlR, Buchholz… You have to monitor them, yeah.

  51. royce! says:
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    Henderson’s almost done and I am still dead sober… Wait, he just said “greatest,” but he was quoting Ali… Oh shizz, there it is, he said he was one of the greatest, which means I now have to open a beer for one sip…

    I am highly disappointed, Mr. Henderson. And highly sober.

    Should have taken a sip every time he failed to include an “s” on the end of a plural noun.

  52. mendoza says:
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    Who the hell beat Ricky with the humble stick today. 6 months of anticipation lead to a 6 out of 10 star performance. The proving that conjugation doesn’t matter in the English language saved it.

  53. Miiiiiiiiiiiiini Donkey!

  54. I’m finally dropping Capps, just fed up. I don’t care if he does have 20 saves, gonna give CJ Wilson a try.

  55. emporers monkey says:
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    John Russell has single handedly done more to damage my ERA than 10 Ponson’s could ever accomplish. Every time Matt Crapps enters in a non save situation he gets turned out, yet he continues to do it. Piss on him and piss on the Pirates.

  56. Robert says:
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    Grey- Drop Wieters and ride Montero’s streak? Really don’t think anybody would claim Wieters, but who knows. If you think Montero will produce more than Wieters, I’ll make a change. That is, if Montero isn’t picked up before tomorrow morning. I am at my weekly max for moves(never, ever again). Thanks Grey.

  57. Joe B says:
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    @Grey: Is Adam Dunn and Clayton Kershaw enough to get Justin Morneau in your eyes???

  58. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Joe B: It’s fair, sure.

  59. Dexter says:
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    Loved the idea of the Ricky drinking game! My 3 year old daughter has been talking in the third person all week in honor of Ricky’s induction.
    Similar thread as Robert: drop Russell Martin, who i keep on waiting on, for Montero? or just hold steady? Is Snyder going to take back his PT?

  60. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Dexter: That’s awesome about your daughter. I’d drop Martin for Montero but in two weeks you may no longer have any need for Montero.

  61. Johnnie LeMaster says:
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    Rest of season: Rickey or Langerhans?

  62. Adam says:
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    Give Konerko and Buchholz for D-Lee and Volstad? Or in Volstad’s place, would you rather take Gaudin, Randy Wells, Liriano, Marquis or De La Rosa? FA list is very thin on pitching so these schmohawks are more valuable than one would hope

  63. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Adam: I’d put dlR in that trade and take it.

  64. Lines says:
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    Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports that Bedard’s on the 15-day DL with shoulder inflammation… again.

  65. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Lines: Thanks for the heads up!

  66. @grey: Brett Cecil has put together 3 nice starts, worth a flier? Also, Snell worth holding onto till the trade deadline? Can only make pickups on Sundays….Thanks

  67. Elbert says:
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    Pearce or Godzilla next week?

  68. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @matthole: I would’ve dropped Snell weeks ago. I’d grab Cecil.

  69. jbatkins says:
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    Kevin Corriea @CIN, vs.MIL
    or
    Tim Dillard vs.WAS, @SD
    or
    Mike Pelfrey vs. COL, vs. ARI

  70. jbatkins says:
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    Thank you, oh wise one. Remind me to buy you a daiquiri.

  71. Elbert says:
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    which 2 is better for next week?

    1) J. Lopez
    2) Bartlett
    3) Lugo

  72. Elbert says:
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    @Grey: i should buy you another round of daiguiri!!!

  73. BigFatHippo says:
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    @Grey: Hippo like this, Hippo think Rickey could play on Hippo fantasy team right now.

    Hippo like Grey workin a Sunday. Ain’t no rest for the wicked is they Grey?

    I cut the cord on Andrus for M Izturis and added Callaspo at Util, thumbs up or flaccid?

  74. TheGreatVeto says:
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    I just lost Aaron Hill via trade, who do you like better as replacement? JJ Hardy or Gordon Beckham? I don’t really have a specific need, just looking for best overall production from here on out.

  75. BigFatHippo says:
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    @Grey: Aw man, I need runs and avg, Andrus was doing none of that for me. Looking for a quick fix for the stretch run, check my team out and see what you think please.

    Thanks in advance.

  76. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    paulie,you beat me to izturis,was offered sherrill for asdrubal,went to grab izturis 1st and you beat me by a few minutes,i know sherrill might not close for long but worth the gamble if i grab equal player in izturis

  77. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @BigFatHippo: hurting today,had a awesome b-day in Ill.tril tomorrow for the guy that bit part of my nose off,wish me luck

  78. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @BigFatHippo: Ah… I see what you mean. Okay, if you need Runs, Izturis is fine.

  79. MikeE says:
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    So I already dropped Zimmermann after he went on the DL, but now Lilly is hurt… My DL is already full with Beltran and Hunter. What do you folks think I should do ? Drop Beltran and put Lilly on the DL? Drop Cuddyer and play Hunter, who might get a game this week, in order to make room for Lilly? Or keep Lilly active even though I’ll get a zero from him all week? I’m clinging on to first place, and near the top in all offensive categories, but struggling in pitching. I picked up Bergeson to replace Lilly…

  80. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    thank you sir,i never feel any older till the day after a birthday,just cant drink like i used to,,,but i try

  81. BigFatHippo says:
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    @AL KOHOLIC: They found him? And you get to testify?

    Sounds like mayhem to me, Judge Judy would love to have you on her show I’m sure…………

    Or Springer.

  82. BigFatHippo says:
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    @Grey: Hippo thought so, Hippo thank you for checking.

    Hippo speaking in 3rd person in honor of Rickey, Hippo respect Rickey for all he did.

  83. Robert says:
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    Grey- I have J. Lopez at 2nd. He was on fire in June and as slowed down. Kendrick is in the FA pool. My question is: who do you think will be better going forward? HRs from Lopez are great, but I need a consistant hitter more than anything. Do you think Kendrick is finally going to rake?

  84. Nick says:
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    @Grey: Which one would you bench next week, Randy Wolf @STL & @ATL, Jurrjens @FLA & vs. LAD Wainwright vs. LAD & HOU or Bills @STL & @ATL.

  85. Nick says:
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    @Grey: Oh & I don’t like Bills or Wolf this week but it looks like I have to choose one as my only other option is Danks vs. Min & NYY or putting in Bedard as a filler with no stats…

  86. jpm says:
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    Looking for some trade advice…would J. Rivera or Abreu for Burnett or Cliff Lee be a fair trade? I need pitching, the other guy needs offense.

  87. start maholm (2 starts, @SF, WAS) and cecil (@OAK) over lidge?

  88. Nick says:
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    @Grey: last post of the night, in regards to my line-up for next week mentioned above, a spot start could work, like matthole said I could grab Cecil for the week or someone else pitching in Petco or Metco? I have Bourn to dispose of for a roster spot…

  89. Prince says:
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    @Grey/Rudy: Wow, drinking game — hilarious. Nicely done.

  90. Steve says:
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    @BigFatHippo: I could do with some of your Wins.

    @AL KOHOLIC: Good luck! Another injury sustained in the Red Dog?

  91. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Robert: I’d switch ‘em up, but I feel like you’re using all of your moves. Don’t you only have less than 10 more this season?

    @Nick: I’d sit Wolf.

    @jpm: They’re fair. I’d go for Lee first. And try to trade Rivera, though I don’t think it’ll work.

    @matthole: Cecil

    @Nick: I’d hold Bourn.

    @Prince: Thanks!

  92. Steve says:
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    @Grey: What’s your thoughts on those starts for Bills and Wolf in daily leagues? And Wandy gets the Cubs tomorrow…

  93. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Steve: Wolf’s risky, start the rest. I’ll be benching Wolf in most of my leagues, and starting him in one that’s deep.

  94. Steve says:
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    @Grey: Thanks. What do you think about Haren v the Phils? He’s a guy you gotta start every time out, but ‘dem Phils are pretty hot right now.

  95. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Steve: You have to start him.

  96. big o says:
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    “mom do knows best”

    it all started with that jane wyatt women .
    early on , it was evident that robert young had been “cropped” .
    and try as he might , marcus welby just never did come up with a working pair of replacement cojones .

    and look what she did to spock , for chrissakes !

  97. Robert says:
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    Thanks Grey. Ya, you’re right. I have 9 moves left at this point. I don’t know if this makes a difference to your thinking, but at the end of Aug. there are no more moves allowed in my league. I know what you’re thinking: No moves during the playoffs?!I am trying really hard to save three moves for the last week in case it makes a difference in making the playoffs or not. Do you think I should grab Hendrick with move #42?

  98. paulzone says:
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    do you expect a strong final two months out of rollins? enough to upgrade from Barmes? i need saves too. the owner has soria.

    haren for rollins/soria??

    (the offer i have now is haren/kemp for papelbon/hughes/mclouth)

    try for rollins/soria or take the trade above?

  99. paulzone says:
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    do you expect a strong final two months out of rollins? enough to upgrade from Barmes? i need saves too. the owner has soria.

    haren for rollins/soria??

    (the offer i have now is haren/kemp for papelbon/hughes/mclouth)

    try for rollins/soria or take the trade above?

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