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Yesterday, Hector Santiago went 7 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 1 walk, 10 Ks. Hey, it’s the White Sox closer from 6 months ago, with that gig lasting for a minute. Not an Urbandictionary minute, which is a long time. An actual minute. (Member the Closepocalypse? What an exciting time to be alive.) By making Santiago the closer, Robin Ventura was taking precedent from Ozzie and throwing chaos on a fire, but when he called Stephen Harper a great man and was met with indifference, Ventura realized he didn’t have what it took to be crazy. Stupid? Sure, he did charge Nolan Ryan, but crazy he couldn’t pull off. After the closer experiment, Santiago went back to middle relief and eventually landed in the rotation. In the minors, he showed solid Ks and wildness. Why does it seem like all the strikeout guys are wild as all get out? For another day, I suppose. If Santiago is in the rotation next year, let’s just say I could see an Edinson Volquez-type sleeper from him. That means utter delight with the Ks and sheer agony when he gets wild. (Yes, I’m already talking about sleepers. It’s a sickness, y’all!) Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Dayan Viciedo – 2-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 23rd homer. Viciedo has never hit a home run and not followed it with another homer in the next day or so. That’s not entirely true, but it’s also a double negative so it’s not not true either. Confused? Me too! I’ve written 1500 words a day for the last six months. What do you expect at this point? Shakespeare? To be or not to be, your power is in question and the answer is Viciedo.

Alex Rios – 2-for-5, 1 run and 1 RBI. In this last week of fantasy baseball for 2012, I’m feeling all nostalgic. I ended up drafting a lot better than I thought I did by skipping Votto and Longoria and grabbing Cano and Stanton, even if skipping Votto was a result of the ESPN draft software crashing on me. Votto’s 2nd half is 8/0/8/.321/0. That’s zero homers. What ended up costing me a run at gold in the RCL was patience. I should’ve never dropped Alex Rios and Ryan Zimmerman. Well, more recapping will come next week when I go over each position.

Alex Cobb – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks. The Tampa Bay Peach is going to be on my short list for 2013. Yes, that short list is about 17 pages long. I gots time to whittle!

Ben Zobrist – 2-for-4 with his 20th homer, now hitting .273. He’s proven that his year with a .238 average looks to be the hirame.

Chris Davis – 1-for-4 with his six homer in the last five days. Right now, he’s coming off 48 Hours and Trading Places, but we’ll have to see if next year is Best Defense or Beverly Hills Cop.

Matt Wieters – 2-for-4 with his 23rd homer. Keeping with the Eddie Murphy analogies, Wieters just seems to star in The Nutty Professor over and over again. It’s perfectly passable. Like you weren’t walking around saying, “Her-cules! Her-cules! Her-cules!” but it still feels like Wieters should be doing better. BTW, when you Google Eddie Murphy, the first three suggestions are “Eddie Murphy dead,” “Eddie Murphy died” and “Eddie Murphy gay.” Hey, I know a lot of gay people, I also know a lot of dead people, but he was Gumby dammit!

Carlos Gomez – 1-for-4 with his 19th homer, and hitting .260. I’m gonna fight my worst impulses, but I’m not sure if I’m gonna be able to help it. February Grey might just like Carlos Gomez next year.

Jonathan Lucroy – 1-for-4 with his 12th homer. Oh, and if you’ve been following along in this post, you might’ve deduced that Lucroy, like everyone who has homered in the 2nd half of the year, has outhomered Votto in the 2nd half.

Norichika Aoki – 3-for-4, 1 run and his 29th steal. He’s Aoki-dokie with me.

Corey Hart – Tweaked his foot and will likely be shut down. Corey, doesn’t never surrender mean anything to you, man?

Dan Uggla – Sat yesterday with hand swelling. Now he just needs to paint himself green and he has his Halloween costume.

Giancarlo Stanton – Hit his 37th homer yesterday. For all intensive purposes/for all intents and purposes, he hit 37 homers and missed two months of the season. Boing!

Starling Marte – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 5th homer. How far can my man crush on upside embarrass me with Marte next year? Can it embarrass me more than my Alex Presley man crush? Prolly.

Josh Willingham – His season is likely over. In like a lion, out like a ham.

Justin Morneau – Shut down by general soreness. Those were direct orders from Major Pain.

Ryan Doumit – Likely getting shut down. Now batting 3rd for the Minnesota Twins, Joe Mauer. Now batting fourth, Joe Mauer dressed as Snoopy’s brother, Spike. Now batting fifth, Joe Mauer dressed as Snoopy’s other sibling, Marbles.

Ben Revere – 2-for-5 with his 40th steal. Revere, “The SAGNOF is coming, the SAGNOF is coming!”

Trevor Plouffe – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 24th homer. Plouffe goes the dynamite!

Wade Miley – 7 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks. When a guy who barely averages over 6 Ks per 9 on his career throws 10 Ks, he’s changed his approach or his opponent is a hacky mess allowing Miley to reach new heights. I’m going latter here.

Wilin Rosario – Hit his 28th homer. Wilin says we don’t need no stinkin’ ham!

Troy Tulowitzki – Won’t return this year. He says he should be good to go in March and out again by April.

Charlie Blackmon – 4-for-6, 1 run and RBI. This Reggie Cleveland All-Star might be a quick two day hot schmotato.

Adam Lind – 4-for-4, 1 run and 2 RBIs. I told you he’d be in the top three in MVP voting this year! *slowly backing out of the room* Well, maybe next year… *runs out of the room, grabs my Cougar’s Pomeranian and dodges flaming arrows*

Jarrod Parker – 6 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks as the A’s clinched a playoff berth. Moneyball Sequel here we come! Let’s do this one around the Brandon Moss/Chris Carter platoon and have Billy Beane’s daughter sing The Bernie Lean.

Corey Kluber – 5 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks. To win the big bucks league that Rudy and I were in, we needed a win from Kluber. Not a great start, not even a good start, just a win. Not a quality start, not a complete game, a win. Alas, I say goodbye to that money and wave to it with my WWII-era hat as that train leaves the station.

Mark Teixeira – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 24th homer as he returned to the lineup. The Ghost of Phil Rizzuto hit a home run in this game to give you an idea of what the Yankees did to Clay Butthurtz. The Bronx Bombers hit four homers last night (Grandy, Cano, Martin — his 21st homer?! and Te(i)x). What I really want to talk to you about is Homeland. You should be watching this show. The show with the My So Called Life girl and the ginger? Yes, I know, Random Italicized Voice. Does the gay kid from My So Called Life that looks like Carlos Beltran make an appearance? No, Random Italicized Voice. To think of Claire Danes in a good show had me thrown too. Seriously, give it a chance, but watch the first season first.

Dustin Pedroia – Shut down with a broken left ring finger. But that’s the finger connected to his heart that pumps grit and stick-to-itiveness! This is what happens when you put your finger on that special brand of “just can’t put your finger on it” ball play.

Aaron Laffey – 5 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 0 Ks vs. Minnesota. The Twins came to the game saying, “Are we having a Laffey?”

Lucas Harrell – 6 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 Ks. While they check their moving to AL to-do list, the Astros front office, “I wonder if Harrell could play 3rd base.”

Fernando Martinez – 2-for-3 with his 3rd game in a row with a homer. I know, he’s an Astro. But he’s been hot and there’s only two days left, so you do what you gotta do.

Jaime Garcia – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks and he pitchslapped Arroyo. A fantasy for anyone who’s ever heard Arroyo play the guitar and sing.

Miguel Cabrera – 4-for-5 and his 44th homer. I did say Miggy would win the MVP and Lind would only challenge for it. *dodges flaming bag of poop*

Prince Fielder – 4-for-5, 1 run. Be nice if someone got on in front of Fielder. He likes to plate some ribbies!

Felix Hernandez – 5 1/3 IP, 7 ER. Slim Charles would surely say that it shows some serious disrespect to knock a crown off King Felix’s head in his last start of the season, pahtna.

Mike Trout – 5 at-bats, 4 hits, 3 RBIs, 2 runs and one Miiiiiiiike Trooooooout.

Howie Kendrick – 4-for-4, 1 run and 2 RBIs. You go ahead and grovel back to me with your four hit nights. When you decided to only hit 8 homers and steal 14 bases this year, we broke off communication.

Alex Gordon – 2-for-4 with his 14th homer and 2nd in as many games. I see what you’re doing, Gordon, and I don’t appreciate it. He’s trying to make his season look a lot better for next year. That’s why he’s connecting on these four baggers. Pretty sneaky, sis.

Everth Cabrera – 1-for-3, a run and 2 steals. Hey, it’s cool and all, but technically if you get one hit you should’ve stole 8 bags. Cust kayin’.

Phillipe Aumont – Got the save yesterday because Papelbon had worked the previous two days. I imagine I’ll be saying how Aumont should be the closer next March sometime around now next year, assuming Papelbon doesn’t get injured this offseason while dancing ironically to “Pretty Fly (For A White Guy).”

Kyle Kendrick – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks. Comatose Phillies Fan, “Damn, if Kendrick is pitching well, we’re gonna be unstoppable with Oswalt, Lee and Halladay! What? Why’s everyone looking at me? I’m required to wear this John Olerud helmet.”

230 Responses

  1. letsgobravos says:
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    1. I’m taking credit for inspiring the money ball joke on the Parker blurb since I brought it up in the comments after they clinched.

    2. Totally agree on Homeland. Excellent show. Other shows people should be watching in no particular order: Boardwalk Empire, Strikeback, and Treme. I pity anyone who doesn’t have premium cable. The rest of tv is a waste land of reality garbage and horrendous sitcoms.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yup 2. Hey, I love reality shows! Also, watched first season of Treme and didn’t care about going back for more. Too much minutia… I watch Boardwalk, never like it as much as I think I should…

      • letsgobravos says:
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        @Grey, Ah, I see. I was a huge fan of “the wire” and Treme has a couple of the same actors and it was created and written by the same folks. Definitely a lot of minutia and its slow at times, but overall I’ve enjoyed it. I’ve been to New Orleans a lot of times so that’s also another point of interest for me.

        If you like action and hot naked ladies, check out strikeback. The plot line is pretty simple, two guys travel the world killing bad guys and then slaying hot ladies in their spare time.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice will have to check out Strikeback… Yeah, I watched Treme for the same reasons but after there was no crime and Lester wanted to march in a parade, I stopped…

  2. chunk says:
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    Any idea who the marlins might toss out there to start the last day?

    You helped me redefine dominance this year in my 16 team points league. Mostly from drafting Gio and Zim late as my 1 and 2, trading closers for offense and SAGNOF (saves are huge with the 1500 inning cap and I had 207 of em, second highest was 113).

    Distance between me and second is almost identical to the distance between 2nd and 15th. Only thing keeping it interesting is I am shooting to beat the field by a full 1000 points.

    While also drafting Cruz, Uggla, Howard, and runner-runner-runner-…..-runner up MVP Adam Lind.

    Sorry you guys missed out on the money. A decent chunk (!) of my winnings, at least, will be headed your way.

    Psyched for the positional wrap-ups.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice, glad you’re kicking ass! Marlins might piece together a bullpen game with no one going more than 3 innings…

  3. papasmurf says:
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    That Santiago outing was a punch in the gut/nail in the coffin for my team cuz he’s on the team directly in front of me for ERA. Unbelievable.

    The first place team already used up his innings but gained another 1.5 pts for doing nothing as the teams ahead of him dropped back in WHIP.

    A bunch of other stuff happened to help him and hurt me too.

    Everything breaking right for him in the last wk, and wrong for me.

    Man this fantasy baseball stuff can be so frustrating.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, it hurt us by not letting Kluber do anything close to getting a win… That sucks, P. Smurf, it seemed like your year… Finally…

  4. Cheese says:
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    I’m trying to pick up some wins in the last 2 days of my h2h match up, but I have a question. Do teams that have clinched still send their starters out for 5+ innings? Or is it kind of just a 3 inning warm up for the playoffs? I have guys like Hudson, griffin, and phelps who im debating whether to drop for someone else.

    Any input is appreciated! Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      3 to 5 inning warmup for playoff teams… I’d lose a guy like Hudson, Phelps and Griffin should go 5 innings if they’re winning… Phelps, definitely… Because he’s not starting anywhere in the beginning of the playoffs… Griffin I’d be less sure about…

  5. L-Boogie says:
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    Tragic collapse complete. From 1st to third in 3 days.

    Grey, you know any nice bridges in the Hackensack area I can jump off of?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, that sucks, man… Keep away from the GW…

  6. Laser says:
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    I need strikeouts and wins these last two days. All the future projected starters have been picked up. Anybody have a good idea on which long relievers i should target on Wednesday when i am assuming a few SP get their starts cut short?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Look at long men for the playoff teams and the Marlins might piece together a pitcher on the last day…

  7. Dale Gribble says:
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    If the season ended last night Miggy would have taken the Triple Crown for first time in 45 years. Assuming he maintains his lead in those three categories, who gets your vote for MVP: Miggy or Trout?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miggy

  8. Randy BoBandy says:
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    2 days away from winning the Championship. Currently up 6-3, but I went a little stream-o-nator happy last week and now I don’t have any pick-ups left. I hope it doesn’t bite me in the ass.

    And my batting average is currently .213 over the course of the finals! I had the ultimate smoke and mirrors season. Bottom 3 in every offensive category except SB’s and somehow finished 1st!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, that’s kinda insane… Good luck!

      • Randy BoBandy says:
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        @Grey,

        9th in Runs
        10th in HRs
        11th in RBIs
        1st in SBs
        12th in AVG

        1st in Wins
        6th in Saves
        2nd in Ks
        5th in ERA
        T-4th in WHIP

        Somehow that adds up to a Championship team…unless I just jinxed it. In fairness, even a 2nd place flatters me.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wow, tough way to put together a championship team…. But whatever works… Congrats!

  9. BoneFace n Harmony says:
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    Last two days of the ‘Ship…down 7-3, but only down 4 runs, 1 SB, 1 SV. I have been sitting Revere when everyone is playing because hes just not that good at anything but swipes, but feel I need him in there now. Who should I sit?

    C-Montero
    1B-Pujols
    2B-Altuve
    3B-Sandoval
    SS-Castro
    OF-Giancarlo
    OF-Beltran
    OF-Zobrist
    UTIL-C Davis
    BE-Revere

    Im up by 2 homers and 5 RBI’s, which isnt amazing but I feel confident there. Leaning towards Pablo only because hes done the least this week, and his teams clinched. What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, bench Pablo…

  10. L-Boogie says:
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    This may be important to nobody but me, but does anyone know why the ‘Stros brought in this Wright character for the save last night instead of Lopez who hasn’t pitched since Friday and has pitched well the last few weeks? I really could have used that save.

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He was ill and out for yesterday’s game…

  11. Eddy says:
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    I’m down 5-3 in my H2H finals. I’m tied in SB and saves, I’m down .010 in OBP, .05 in WHIP and up .20 in ERA.

    It’s the most thrilling and worst time of my life.

    Kind of like erotic asphyxiation.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! It’s the way Michael Hutchence would’ve played fantasy baseball…

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Eddy, yeah, I’ve been turned on by the stretch run before.

  12. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    I was shocked to find out that I have pulled into 3rd place in my RCL league. After such a crap season I have picked a little of my pride up and hopefully will finish in the top 3. I think my secret was a heavy dose of schmotatos and then left it alone and let them simmer. I also cut ties with name players who were either sucking it or kept going day to day.

    If I wasn’t addicted to commenting then this would have never happened. Thank you Razzball and your habit forming addictive profile.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… No problem! Sometimes schmotatoes are get in and get out… Sometimes they need to stew…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey, ooh Stewed Schmotatos. I have a chili/ roto thing analogy brewing in my head….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds downright Guy Frieri-ish…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey, Winner Winner McCutchen dinner

  13. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    I have integrated SAGNOF into other parts of my life. If you ain’t liking what I’m wearing then Style – AGNOF, if you don’t like my music then Soul – AGNOF, how it makes you feel and not the type of music. If someone is being an idiot then Stupid – AGNOF. The possibilities are endless…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The concept actually grew out of my buddy from college who would sleep with anything that moved and used to say PAGNOF…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey, Aaawww so he was a doggy style guy.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha! Yup…

  14. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    I just checked the SAGNOF shirts and XL is the largest size….so not cool.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sorry bro… If I were making them, I’d have more sizes…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey, where is the complaint department, i really don’t want to have to make my own with a Sharpie.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m the complaint department… Not accepting complaints until November… Still going through old ones…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey, I can just berate you till November until i send over my formal complaint

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, formal complaints go to Grey “What Now?” Albright… Informal ones go to me…

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey, I have one point to make about this, and that will be my only “informal” today, for a man that had a Greg Luzinski poster on his childhood bedroom wall, how and the hell do you not sell at least XXL shirts, what if Greg Luzinski was an avid Razzballer and said, “man, i really like the SAGNOF concept and want one of those sweet T-shirts to roll in” well he couldn’t, cause you guys don’t like the Husky people out there and you broke Greg Luzinski’s heart, so now he will end up doing meth, going on a whiskey bender and end up with a Matthew Berry tattoo where there could have been one of you and your amazing stauche. Way to go grey.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Well, if Luzinski’s gonna do meth than he’s gonna lose a bunch of weight and go right into the XL…

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey, Damn, have you done this before?

                    Just make a god damn shirt for the big guys…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha… I would, man… The shirt manufacturer says he can’t do XXL, but I will ask him again…

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Grey, I know alot of people that do T-shirts and I have never heard that. he must hate the husky people

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      A fattist, for sure…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I’m gonna ask him tomorrow, I set myself a reminder for 10 AM PST… Will let you know…

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Grey, gracias

  15. mhfella says:
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    It’s been an enjoyable seven months in the Razzball Universe. I’d like to shout about my insurmountable lead in my 12-team league going into the last day tomorrow….but I suspect I might’ve been the only one playing this last month. Oooof!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You were the only one playing because they couldn’t match your prowess…

  16. royce! says:
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    Just read this elsewhere, but thought I’d nerd out on it over here: for the first time in 50 years, two teams that have already lost 100 games are playing each other (CHC and HOU). And that’s not even the nerdy part! Turns out the Cubs were one of the two teams the last time it happened (other team was NYM). What a sorry bunch.

    • Randy BoBandy says:
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      @royce!, Baseball throws out (no pun intended) so many anamolies/factoids compared to the other “major” sports. I could analyze numbers & oddities all day.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      My favorite part of that is a Padre fan is the one mocking… Bully! Kidding, that is hilarious… Poor things…

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey, Padres fan- very funny, Grey… Actually, I had considered adding that even though I am a Padres fan, I hope that their rebuilding goes well, and that Rizzo reaches his potential…But I didn’t add that because I am a dick and am still waiting for Alonso to record his 10th HR.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha! Well, just think Rizzo is probably a 9 homer guy in Petco too… Can we start a campaign to move the fences in? More homers, more picnic room…

          • royce! says:
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            @Grey, The “more picnic room” argument is brilliant! The Park in the Park tickets (which allow you in the park but do not give you a seat, so you basically are stuck with picnicking in the OF) are very popular and often sold out weeks in advance, but I’ve never heard anyone make that argument… Heard an awful lot of people make the argument that they should move in the fences, mostly on AM radio, and I think it’s been gaining traction lately. Would make for a lot of 2013 sleepers, but possibly cause the Hodgepadres’ extinction.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              If Hodgepadres go extinct, we can always go visit Clayton Richards’ bones at the Natural History Museum… Surprised I’m the first one to say more picnicking… Maybe I can run for SD City Council on that platform and my mustache, of course…

              • royce! says:
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                @Grey, Ha! During a debate, you could just wiggle your mustache, perhaps wink, and bam! your competition would vote for you.

                The Petco fences issue is so popular here that I wouldn’t be surprised if politicians discuss it for points with the electorate…Like Obama and Romney weighing in on the NFL refs debacle, which was embarrassing.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha… Yeah, the “no one understands policy, so let’s talk about something people understand, the NFL” tactic… As PT Barnum said…

                  • royce! says:
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                    @Grey, Speaking of fences, they’re bringing em in at Safeco, as much as 17 feet. Now the Marginers are endangered!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      “Teacher, who is that frozen in carbonite? Jason Vargas, he was a Marginer.”

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Come to Balboa Park and see a fossilized Clayton Richards!

  17. papasmurf says:
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    @Grey I considered Kluber as a streamer too but chickened out at the end. Chisox SEEMED like they were dead and they seemed that way for 5 innings…

    This looked like it was gonna be first win in 3 yrs, but it wasn’t meant to be. It was really an amazing, improbable comeback by the other team. Too bad I had to be on the receiving end.

    I need about 20 shutout innings from Latos, Guthrie, and Zito today. DET is in celebration mode I hope. =)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s almost like the gods conspired against you cause the Smurf can’t have anything nice… Yeah, that was the worst part of the Kluber start… It looked good for four plus!

  18. BluePulaski says:
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    Possible new terms with some Razzball entries to back things up?

    Hoser: A “named” closer that can’t keep the job for longer than a minute (or slightly longer span of time), who likely doesn’t possess the skills/upside to give things time to gel.
    Hector Santiago: “Hey, it’s the White Sox closer from 6 months ago, with that gig lasting for a minute.”

    Poser: A closer who takes over the role due to an injury but performs well enough to cast just a shred of doubt in the manager’s mind as to whether or not the real closer should assume the role upon return from injury; the poser is really a Middle-Relief man in Closer’s clothing.

    Poser 1: Tyler Clippard – reverted back to set up mentality after seeing Storen’s demon eyes on the mound.
    It seems everyone wants Drew Storen to be the closer in Washington, Clip is merely a place filler who’s done so well in Storen’s absence (3.22 ERA, 32 SVs) that they didn’t have the heart to take it from him. But it seems even Clippard is ready for Storen to be closer.

    Poser 2: Brandon League – who is performing well; but Mattingly babied Jansen too much upon his return and now has no choice but to keep him there given what’s at stake.

    “Jansen will probably get a save chance or two this week, but he’s obviously being soft-tossed into the role. Not entirely sure why. I mean throwing in a major league game is fine for his heart, but not the ninth inning? What if the game is close in the 7th? What if he goes to a three-two count on back-to-back batters? Is that too much? How about if the Dodgers are down by two when he pitches, but then they tie it up while he’s in the dugout, is that too much? I got questions, y’all.”

    All of the Padres’ relief men are not posers, as they knew they were just keeping the seat warm for one Huston Street.

    Drew Storen will be the closer in the playoffs. Jansen will be the closer next year.

    I think all quoted Razzball entries are from you Grey. If you like anything, adapt as you see fit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not bad areas for entries but I think we can do better of the actual terms…

      • BluePulaski says:
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        k…well it’s a starting point for sure…thanks for leaving me my manhood…lol…we’ll work on it

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, we got all winter to figure these out… We’ll get them there…

  19. Carnac says:
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    Everyone be sure to tune into the middle innings of tonight’s Marlins game to see Adam Greenberg, he of the career 1.000 OBP, try for his first official AB.

  20. letsgobravos says:
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    Damnit, gnats are skipping Gio to rest him up for the playoffs. Could have used 3 or 4 solid innings from him and a few Ks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, not surprising…

  21. Steve says:
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    Not many pitchers left in my leagues after I stocked up for the last day…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      For others or for you?

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Others. Probably not going to make a huge amount of difference in any leagues, but it makes the last day much more fun this way.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hehe… I hear ya… I tried to pick up Morrow and Kershaw and then drop them the next day but ESPN doesn’t seem to put them on waivers unless they’ve started a game on my team… So had to drop Morrow…

  22. royce! says:
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    Broken finger be damned! Pedroia’s playing today. He must have heard that I will need some production to win 5th place in my h2h. What a gritty mensch.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Must’ve chewed right through his cone…

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey, Valentine’s like, “Screw it. I’m not getting that cone back on him just for him to chew through it again.” Can’t they just give him some benadryl? Or maybe horse tranquilizers?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          A sturdier crate would also do…

          • royce! says:
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            @Grey, We could never crate train one of our dogs. Whenever we put her in the crate, she would whine, start hyperventilating, and slam her face hard into the grate. Should have named her Pedroia.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Cougs’ dog does well in the crate… Can leave him in there all night and he doesn’t make a peep… Puppy too, which is totally surprising…

              • royce! says:
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                @Grey, Yeah, our other dog immediately took to it. The first night we had her she just got up from the couch, went into the crate, and slept all night. We were like, “we’re really good dog parents!” I think it’s easier when they’re puppies, though; our second dog was over a year old when we got her and had been a stray up until then, so she wasn’t about to let someone lock her in a small box.

        • Steve says:
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          @royce!, I was just thinking, it’s funny how ‘home and hosed’ and ‘home and dry’ mean much the same thing.

          • royce! says:
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            @Steve, That is funny. From what I can tell, it’s based on the object. Once it completes a journey, a boat is taken out of the water, hence it dries, and, as you pointed out, a horse is hosed down after a race.

            If I were the object, the proper phrase would be “home and drinking,” which I am looking forward to later…

  23. Alyssa Milano's Boyfriend says:
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    Dare i send out Norris again as the grand finale of my season? Tell me he’s going to such again!

    YOLO with the Bud!

    • Alyssa Milano's Boyfriend says:
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      @Alyssa Milano’s Boyfriend, and by such, i mean suck.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s completely unpredictable… I wouldn’t want to risk him, but we remember where that advice ended up last week…

  24. AA says:
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    What’s your view on streaming pitchers in the championship? I’m winning 4 of 6 offensive categories and 4 of 6 pitching categories. If I don’t start another pitcher, I am guaranteed ERA and WHIP but will lose K’s. Basically the question is do I gamble with the 2 categories I currently have to try and win 2 others?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doesn’t sound like you need to gamble for the other categories…

  25. Steve says:
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    Man, put the clocks forward over the weekend for daylight saving here. Means I have to wait another hour for baseball to start.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t think ours are until the end of the month… I think our country is doing away with that altogether in the next year or so… Is NZ doing away with it?

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Not as far as I know. Pretty ingrained in the way of life here, though the farmers don’t like it much.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          After I commented to you, I couldn’t find anywhere saying the US was stopping DST… Maybe I’m wrong like on Lind…

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey, It’s OK. I was wrong too once.

            In 1986.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Picked Buckner as Series MVP huh?

  26. Carnac says:
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    Joey Gathright suspended 50 games after testing positive for… amphetamines? Shouldn’t he be trying to, like, diversify his skill set? But might explain this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hShuwSiJi98

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, seriously… Great video…

  27. Abdoozy says:
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    See that clusterfsck below? This was my draft.
    After four weeks I was 1-3 and floundering.
    Then I traded Miggy for Verlander, and everyone laughed.
    Then I discovered Razzball. Finished the season 14-1.
    I’m now leading my league finals 11-0-1.
    I’m giving Grey and Rudy all the credit. (I’m keeping the prize money though.)

    thanks, guys!

    3. Miguel Cabrera, Det 1B
    26 Curtis Granderson, NYY OF
    31 David Wright, NYM 3B
    54 Brandon Phillips, Cin 2B
    59 Carl Crawford*, LAD OF
    82 Matt Moore, TB SP
    87 Michael Cuddyer*, Col 1B
    110 Michael Pineda*, NYY SP
    115 Dee Gordon, LAD SS
    138 Hiroki Kuroda, NYY SP
    143 Melky Cabrera, SF OF
    166 Yadier Molina, StL C
    171 Jaime Garcia, StL SP
    194 Daniel Murphy, NYM 2B
    199 Daniel Bard, Bos RP
    222 Frank Francisco, NYM RP
    227 Grant Balfour, Oak RP
    250 J.D. Martinez, Hou OF
    255 Vance Worley*, Phi SP
    278 Carlos Quentin, SD OF
    283 Alejandro De Aza, CWS OF

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Nice, congrats! That is an ugly draft, btw… Yikes…

      • Abdoozy says:
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        @Grey, i know, right?
        I didn’t have a clue what I was doing. I just jumped in and started taking ESPN recommendations.
        As of today I have made 320 roster moves. I’m sure this is just a coincidence.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, not sure how many teams in your league, but 12 or 10 teams leads to having a ton of moves… Especially H2H…

          • Abdoozy says:
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            @Grey, This was a 14 teamer. The next most heavily churned team had something like 95 moves… Commissioner is already grumbling about me having this many moves and changing rules next year, the bastard.. I suggested using FAAB as an alternative, I don’t think there’s a lot of support for a moves limit.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I hate moves limits… Shouldn’t thwart people’s enthusiasm… If you want to make moves, you should be allowed… Tell them there’s just as big a chance that you making moves could hurt you by dropping the wrong guy or picking up the wrong pitcher…

              • Abdoozy says:
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                @Grey, Yeah, that’s my argument. I feel like I’m being punished for being the only one paying attention all season.

                I think he’s just pissed off because I kicked his ass after he won the last two seasons.

                But anybody who names his team “The Current and Future Champions” deserves to be smacked down.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Oh God, yeah, he deserves a major whooping with that name…

  28. Abdoozy says:
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    Have to say it feels a little strange to drop Justin Verlander for Koji Uehara… Ah, the fun of a redraft league with a starts limit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I dropped Gio, Bum and just picked up Kershaw just to block other teams…

  29. slew says:
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    Chasing Wins tonight. Would it be worth streaming Capuano (SF) and Corbin (Col) or are my other categories bond to suffer a beat down?
    14 teams

    • slew says:
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      @slew, bound

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t mess with either of them…

    • Steve says:
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      @slew, Start them both! Start them both!

      • slew says:
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        @Steve, Ha, I’ve been rooting for you, Moa…

        • Steve says:
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          @slew, Hehe, thanks. I ran out of steam towards the end there. May have been a little over-reliant on Trout and Stras…

  30. Steve says:
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    Sparky Anklebiter.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s something else…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, I don’t really like him, and all this ‘I’m gonna play with a broken hand and change the culture round here’ is kinda nonsense, but you have to admire a guy who’s still trying this hard and the end of a season like the Red Sox have had.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, he plays the game the right way, as the old timers would say… I second guess how smart it is to play meaningless games with a broken finger…

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey, Yeah. You might make it worse and I’m not sure a bunch of guys who’ve been tanking it for the last month are the type to be inspired by such things.

            Keeps your name out of the post-mortems I guess.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’m sure if I were less jaded, I would think he’s one of the best players to ever lace up the cleats…

  31. Abdoozy says:
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    @Grey, Do you ever do a postseason postmortem on your teams, look back on the moves you made, what worked, what sucked, with an eye towards continued improvement next season?

    I’m tempted to do this but ESPN doesn’t have much in the way of reporting tools, and I wasn’t smart enough to keep track of all 320 roster moves…

    This was my first serious season at this, one thing I’ve learned is I need to be more patient with pitchers, and less patient with hitters. I dropped Kuroda too soon and kept Grandy around too long. Yeah, I know, I shouldn’t have drafted him in the first place, but ESPN EXPERTS BABY!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      As soon as the season ends I do a post-mortem for a few weeks then move into the new year sometime around November… Yeah, Grandy could’ve been worse… At least he hit for power… I think you can see all your moves in ESPN…

  32. Steve says:
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    A question. I’m at 1375 IP in the 9-team keeper. Ive got Masterson going today and a whole bunch tomorrow.

    I’ll get the stats for all those guys, won’t I? Even if I go through the limit during one of the morning games?

    That is, the stats from the guys going in the evening will count too, right?

    It’s Yahoo…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They’ll all count…

      • BigFatHippo says:
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        @Grey, Damm, there goes my strategy. I’ll gain a point on the kid and Steve gains a point on me……………

        Oh well, at least he won’t have to explain to the woman about sending money to the States for “fantasy baseball”.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          How’s the kid doing? Is he gonna win?

          • BigFatHippo says:
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            @Grey, Yeah, he’s up 3 on me and 10 on Kelly. Steve is 4 back of Kelly but may gain them tonight and save his entry fee. 9 team league, lot of pts can still be had one way or the other.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Is this his first year too? Ha! Beginner’s luck, right, fellas?

              • BigFatHippo says:
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                @Grey, Yeah, yeah, that’s what it is, beginners luck.

                He inherited a loaded team?
                His daddy helped him?
                He hit puberty and his brain grew?

                No idea, maybe we’re all just stupid………….

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha… Is that what grows for kids in puberty nowadays… Man, things are different from when I was a kid…

                  • BigFatHippo says:
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                    @Grey, Yep, even the body parts are politically correct.

                    The medulla oblongata grows little curly hairs………….

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      HA!… Hard not to have sex on the brain then…

  33. royce! says:
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    You all were probably flipping your shizz over this last night (I, for one, was in bed by the time that it occurred), but holy crap, the A’s made the playoffs?!! I recall a lot of talk, here and elsewhere, that predicted the A’s would have the season that the Astros ended up with. I love baseball for that. Gives me hope that the Padres could someday compete again…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m pretty surprised the Padres haven’t competed by stocking their rotation… They just need to win a bunch of 3-2 games…

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey, You mean signing Kip Wells and Jeff Suppan doesn’t count as stocking the rotation?

        Seriously, though, their starting pitching was deemed a positive at the start of the year, at least prospect wise. Then nearly every starting pitcher got hurt, then had a set back, then returned only to reaggravate their prior injury or just need TJ surgery. Needless to say, no one expected pitching to be their weak spot. No, everyone expected everything else to be their weak spot. Everyone was wrong! (ish).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, pretty weird year for them since their hitting actually was plenty for them to contend if they just had their usual pitching…

    • letsgobravos says:
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      @royce!, Haha, grey and I were the only ones still on here late last night when the A’s clinched. Most late nights involve me posting and then replying to myself as if I’m having a convo. Grey occasionally chimes in to make it appear I’m not totally insane…haha.

  34. Eddy says:
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    I’m so glad R/HR/RBI are completely out of reach in my matchup. I would have sent someone to assassinate Chris Davis by now if those stats mattered.

    • BigFatHippo says:
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      @Eddy, You would have sent Enrico Polazzo?

  35. Steve says:
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    Too late, Kelly Johnson. Too, too late.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, by about two months…

  36. Steve says:
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    Hmmmm. My hitters seem to have finished the season a day early.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mine finished in May…

  37. letsgobravos says:
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    Come on White Sox…score a damned run and get Peavy the W. Great start from him tonight so far, 8IP, 1 hit, 1 ER, 8ks.

    • letsgobravos says:
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      @letsgobravos, BOOOOM. Dayan Viciedo with a 2 run jack to answer my request.

      • BigFatHippo says:
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        @letsgobravos, Nice!

        Slim possibility that jack could win the league for me, we shall see…………………….

  38. letsgobravos says:
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    FUCK. Peavy comes back out to go for the CG and gives up a 2 run jack to Choo. There goes my W…

    • letsgobravos says:
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      @letsgobravos, Actually, Hafner hit the homer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, that cost us in our money league… So unbelievably unlucky…

  39. Steve says:
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    Guess it would be pretty churlish to complain about Ever-Cab being caught stealing just then…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe a bit ungrateful…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Pretty cross about Cespedes being CS there, though. (Trailing royce! by a steal and ahead of someone else by a single run.)

        Who’s with me?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          We could’ve used it in our money league… No wins from Kluber, Peavy and Lester killed us though…

  40. Steve says:
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    Holy James Shields.

    *Phone rings*

    That was Murray Chass. Said Shields doesn’t know how to win games for his team.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Murray’s a quality start hater…

  41. I am now the proud owner of Hector Santiago in my 2 keeper leagues

    • @MrBasball, 20 teams are in these leagues

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice…

  42. Mike says:
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    I need opinions…

    Dynasty league, offered Trout, Bogaerts, and a draft pick for Votto, Mauer, and Profar. I want to bite. Do I?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tough call… I’d take Trout…

  43. Anthony says:
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    @GREY: So im in a tight battle for the championship. Score Right now is 6-5 but get this… im down 2 Wins, have 1 CG ( shields ), tied in Saves for now.. down 14 in K’s… winning Era 2.37 to 2.57, winning in whip 0.80 to 0.98 and tied in QS @ 8… My question Grey I have Harrison Pitching tonight Vs OAK – Would u risk it? Or should i bench him and hang on to Era/whip ??? Please let me know ASAP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bench him….

  44. Anthony says:
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    Ok its 6-6 Jansen Just got him a save… He has no SPs tomorrow neither DO i… Start Harrison ? read up…^

  45. herschel says:
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    nice outing by correia….thanks for the tip.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem…

  46. MY DYANSTY LEAGUE – KEEP 6 – Do you agree here grey or you would switch some of these out

    1-Max Scherzer
    2-Matt Garza
    3-Brandon Morrow
    Ryan Vogelsong
    6-Matt Harrison
    5-Jonathan Papelbon
    Steve Cishek
    Drew Storen
    Dale Thayer
    4-Kenley Jansen
    Brandon League

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I agree with your choices…

  47. letsgobravos says:
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    Grey, wondering if I should sit Zito tonight…

    Opponent has piled up 17ks total to close the gap on Ks to 98-88. I currently lead by 1 on Ws. He currently has Norris and Carp going and Norris is in line for the W. He has 3 starters going tomorrow (Weaver Diamond and Gallardo) while I only have Wood. I lead on WHIP .99-1.16 and trail on ERA 2.37-2.87.

    On offense, I still lead all the counting stats comfortably and .280-.260 on BA and .839-.745 on OPS.

    So with that being said, should I sit Zito against the Dodgers? I feel like they are going to be pretty hungry given that it appears they will still be alive with the Cards currently losing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d sit Zito…

      • letsgobravos says:
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        @Grey, …and I got a phone call right as I finished typing that. Crossing my fingers he doesn’t screw up my WHIP.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m twirling my mustache for you…

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            That’s good luck…

            • letsgobravos says:
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              @Grey, hahaha…and of course Zito gets into trouble literally as soon as I finished typing that.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Wait, I said to sit him, no?

                • letsgobravos says:
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                  @Grey, Yeah, you did, but someone called me literally as soon as I posted that and I didn’t get a chance to check back before the game locked. So far so good though… (knock on wood etc etc)

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Yeah, was gonna say… Looks like he’s fine… It’s one of those Septemebers for you where you can do no wrong… Relish that shizz!

  48. Steve says:
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    Yeah, of course I dropped Ibanez from one of my teams yesterday.

    And I doubt Beane wishes ill on any of his former players, but he must be smiling quietly to himself right now. One of the players he got for Bailey?

    Reddick.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Yeah, anyone that trades for a closer in real baseball or fantasy deserves to be duped…

  49. Anthony says:
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    Man its 6-6…. Guess tomorrow Decided it all? If it remains tied he will win based on season matchup… Hope this work out for me Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Me too!

  50. Steve says:
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    Hope Bailey threw his glove at Valentine.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Valentine’s gonna wake up dead in the Boston Harbor…

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey, from your lips to johnny pesky’s ears.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Weird visual… Ha…

  51. royce! says:
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    Dammit…had Viciedo on the bench b/c I thought Carlos Gomez was playing. Then I went to the chiropractor, returned to discover that I was down an OF, and just like that, Daye-Nooooooooooooh! Or maybe, D’oh-enyu. Something like that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      D’oh-D’oh-D’oh-enyu

  52. BigFatHippo says:
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    Yes!!!!!!!!!!

    Buster Fuckin Posey, I’m within half a point of the little prick Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tell him to bench his entire team tomorrow… Or he’s sleeping in the garage until 2013.

    • BigFatHippo says:
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      @BigFatHippo, and on a sad note…………kinda rooting for Latos to get this win.

      Does that make me a bad Cardinal fan, or just a geek?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Little of both, but that will mean the Cards still haven’t clinched right?

        • BigFatHippo says:
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          @Grey, They can clinch when Buster. Fuckin. Posey takes the Dodgers down!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Ah, yes…

      • BigFatHippo says:
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        @BigFatHippo, There’s 3 guys that can take points from either one of us, they can all sleep in the frickin garage and I’ll feed em dog food! Or McDonalds

        • Steve says:
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          @BigFatHippo, Grrrrrr. Kelly is pulling away. My AVG is .333 and my OBP is over .400 but I have no counting stats. Bah.

          • BigFatHippo says:
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            @Steve, Yeah, you’re done. I have mixed emotions about your starters tomorrow, on one hand, you take GS away from Drake, on the other, you may take wins and K’s from me.

            Let it play out, Max won’t make a start at least.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Dad says to take all your hitters out of your lineup, and that’s an order, young man!

          • BigFatHippo says:
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            @Grey, He’s a teenager now Grey. Don’t you know they never listen to their Father?

            I never did, knew everything………..

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, they don;t really listen to anyone… That means you need reverse psychology! “Try and beat me with all of your players in your lineup.”

              • BigFatHippo says:
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                @Grey, My Chemical Romance says it best

                Teenagers scare…the livin shit out of me………..

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  So true… Great song… Actually, whole album is good…

  53. Steve says:
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    Fucking Panda. Do something you fat fool.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha…He’s been so atrocious this year…

  54. Steve says:
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    Speaking of counting stats, I have an AVG of .371 in the RCL today.

    With 2 Runs, and RBI and 2 stolen bases.

    Weak-ass singles hitters.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Better than my .240 average with 1 run as of last glance…

  55. Steve says:
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    This is not good enough, Coco.

    Trivia fact of the day, one of our cats is called Coco. She’d be quicker on the basepaths I reckon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA… How many cats do you have?

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Two. A British Blue which is a pedigree (Google if you’re interested) and Coco, who is a slender black character from the animal shelter.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No dogs?

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey, Nah. I’m not really a dog person. The girls campaign periodically for one, and it may be that I give in eventually.

            They *swear* to me that they’ll look after it, walk it, feed it etc. But we all know who will really end up doing all the work…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Oh, no doubt… You will do everything that needs to be done for it…

  56. Steve says:
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    Also – nice to see an old Razzball favourite – Jeremy Guthrie – finish the season well.

    Seems like a good guy, always interacts with the fans really well and showed some fortitude to come back pretty strong from those shellackings he got when he was with the Rockies.

    He must be looking a little wistfully at the O’s though…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he was always the apple of my eye… Just so hard to get excited about anyone who takes the mound for the Royals since Greinke left…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Well, I’m starting Luis Mendoza all over the place tomorrow, so I’m excited about that!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, man… Fingers crossed for ya…

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey, SON likes him but that’s all I got.

  57. Steve says:
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    Holy Aaron Hill-Raphael Betancourt. That might have turned a few H2H matchups on their head.

    Not mine though (I owned both in H2H). I’m nearly over it!

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, Starting both Haren and Iwakuma worked out OK though…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yup, they did…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, you sound like you’ve totally moved on… Wait until Bruce hits 3 homers in a playoff game…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      BTW, YES AARON HILL!

  58. Steve says:
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    A’s are 67-33 in their last 100 games. Crikey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, that’s pretty tasty over 162 games… Hope the A’s and Nats face off in the World Series… Be a great one…

      • Long Bawls says:
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        @Grey, Plus you’d get bragging rights for being the only one who watched it!

  59. Feeding the Abscess

    Feeding the Abscess says:
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    Blech. Gallardo not pitching tomorrow, I doubt Burnett does, either. Needed that win by Peavy. Going to end up tied in wins and lose 4-5-1, unless Putz manages to steal a win tomorrow.

    How ironic is it that my guy, Dread Pirate, hit a walkoff homer, and that walkoff homer gave my opponent’s closer a poached win – and ultimately, the fantasy title?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Like 10,000 spoons and all you need is a Peavy win…

  60. Herschel says:
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    Dee Gordon sighting….

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