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King Hodor of the House of Hodor. First of his Hodor. Long may he Hodor.

At this point, there appear to be more trades occurring after the July 31st deadline. In fact, just yesterday, Mike Morse was acquired by the Orioles, Jason Kubel was acquired by the Indians, and, as you may or may not have realized yet, John Axford and his, well, what ever you call the things he grows on his face, has been acquired by Ozark nation. Which, if you don’t know the area, is known for abandoned El Caminos and the second highest murder rate in the nation, next to Detroit. Err, Detroit, the RoboCop version. What’s the fantasy impact? I’m sure glad I just asked myself that question. Mike Morse’s situation changes a bit, a better hitting environment and a better lineup could lead to some stat boosting. Jason Kubel, well, he remains the same. Insignificant. Frankly, I don’t even understand the move, since the Indians are already paying for a player (cough, Mark Reynolds, cough) that’s doing better right now, yet plays for the Yankees. Ballsy strategy if you ask me. And then there’s John Axford. I’ll be honest, since I lie all the time I guess, the impact here is not much, if anything. But I do like Axford drinking the same water those other Cardinal pitchers are drinking, and would not be surprised if his situation improves next year. So keep a look out. Here’s what else I noticed yesterday…

Dustin Ackley — 4-for-5, 1 run, 4 RBIs. The amazing things you can do with a .430 BABIP. So enjoy it while it lasts, because there are still underlying reasons why Ackley is still Ickely. That’s an adverb of icky, by-the-way. Don’t question it.

Miguel Cabrera — 0-for-1. Was removed in the third inning due to abdominal discomfort. All Miguel Cabrera owners are now suffering from the same abdominal discomfort.

Yu Darvish — 6.2 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 11 Ks. The third time he’s heavily flirted with a perfect game. First time, Marwin Gonzalez happened. Second time, #UMPshow got in the way. Third time, sheesh, you’d figure they’d just make out at this point and be over with it already.

Ike Davis — 1-for-3, 1 run, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer. His recent numbers look more in line what we’re used to. I’ve never questioned the power, but I don’t like Ike’s swing at all. Yes, if you’re wondering, I lifted that quote from Tina Turner. What… you don’t know who Ike Turner is? He’s got more beats than Chris Brown. HURRRRR.

Ryan Dempster — 6.1 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks. Yo, Gilpin, how’s that sleeper prediction on Dempster holding up? Oh, about as good as my R.A. Dickey prediction? Touché.

Jose Fernandez — 6.0 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks. So yeah, he’s only 21. Sky’s the limit here. Unless he gets Harvey’d, then baseball just becomes another episode of Game of Thrones. Everyone dies and your feels matter not.

Dexter Fowler — Bad news from a second MRI revealed a sprain behind his left knee. The first MRI? Someone cried fowl. Hey-O. There is no timetable for his return, but I’ll be back next Saturday.

Freddie Freeman — 2-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer. Everything is the same between last year’s Freeman and this year’s Freeman, sans the 60-point difference in BABIP. Just note that for next season when he turns into Regressman.

Adrian Gonzalez — 2-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 18th and 19th homers. The HR/FB rate isn’t where it used to be, but the Plate Discipline and Batted Ball numbers have moved closer to his career norms. I think this might be who he is now, a 290/330/460 guy. Not great at the corner, but better than the sub-20 homer guy he was becoming.

Carlos Gonzalez — Will begin a minor league rehab assignment later today. Who has two thumbs and told you to sell Cargo at the all-star break because of an eventual injury? This guy. And since you can’t see me, I”m pointing at myself with both my thumbs. With a Twix bar in my mouth, bourbon on the desk, and no pants on. Or what I call — Friday Nights.

Roy Halladay — 5.0 IP, 5 ER, 9 baserunners, 1 K. Doc, you are no longer my huckleberry.

Billy Hamilton – It is being reported that the Reds plan on calling up Hamilton on Monday. Here’s what our prospect maven, Scott Evans, had to say about him: “Hamilton has unprecedented speed, and with it, he’ll undoubtedly have an impact on the fantasy game.  But before the Reds can feel comfortable using him, he needs to log more time in CF (only 17 pro appearances thus far), and he also needs to prove that his hit tool is adequate versus Triple-A arms — AAA repertoires are deeper and pitchers are more savvy with sequencing than what Hamilton faced last year.  Lots of folks are anticipating a mid-season arrival for the 22-year-old, but I doubt we see him before September.”  I’m personally not sold on the hit tool yet, but he has game-changing speed and is worth an add for that alone. Though, playing time is the big question mark here.

Todd Helton — 2-for-5, 2 runs, 6 RBIs and his 10th and 11th homers. As I always say, RBIs are better than DUIs.

Chris Herrmann — 1-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer. As I mentioned last week with Tanner Roark, I would normally highlight Chris Herrmann in my Deep Impact series. But this is my temporary Saturday residence, so I’ll give you the low-down here.  He’s a catcher and outfielder who can hit a little, and there might be a bit of speed here as well. If Herrmann gets consistent at-bats, he could end up being an unspectacular, but stable second catcher. Something like Salvador Perez with a lower BA and higher OBP is a loose comp.

Garrett Jones – 3-for-4, 1 run, 4 RBIs and his 13th homer. If you were wondering, it’s been two weeks since Garrett Jones has been mentioned in a positive manner on this site, and just one day since something negative was written. I believe that illustrates his fantasy value perfectly.

Francisco Liriano — 8.0 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks. This is how he’s doing it. Now, if only I could figure out how to tell you last February, then we’d be on to something. I guess that would be time travel, so yeah. Prolly not gonna happen.

Nick Markakis — 3-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI. The ‘Greek God of Doubles’ has transformed into the ‘Greek God of Inertness’. Maybe his hamate injury is the reason. That’s, at least, what Pablo Sandoval led us to believe a few seasons ago when he ate his hamate. Mmm, ham. Where is the hamate anyways? I got some peppercorn and a honey glaze ready to go. Don’t pay attention to the fact this is treading on possible cannibalism.

Victor Martinez — 2-for-3, 1 run, 2 RBIs. I honestly thought he was done after his first-half impersonation of Pete Kozma. Who knew that all he had to do was be himself? MOTHA. EFFING. DEEP.

Joe Mauer – Hopes to hit off the tee later today after being sidelined since August 19th from concussion symptoms. There is still no firm time table for him to return, but there’s still a chance he plays again this season.

Justin Morneau — 1-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI and his 17th homer. Part of a back-to-back homer co-op with Herrmann. Which I hereby proclaim hence forth as Mormann™.

Angel Pagan — 1-for-3, 1 run. He wasn’t expected to play until Sunday, but he got the early activation last night. Which makes it seem like he’s a robot. Or a gift card. Hopefully a Best Buy gift card. What were we talking about again?

Brad Peacock — 4.2 IP, 5 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks. “I’m a Peacock! You gotta let me fly!” Yeah… maybe not so much.

Yasiel Puig — 4-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI. Now we get to read stories, ad nauseum, of how discipline goes a long way. Has nothing to do with talent or luck or anything but Mattingly’s coaching gravitas. The makeup issues might be real, and the mistakes might be crushed by the media market, but let me make a suggestion here that solves all of our problems — Dodger-themed fedoras. Fedorable is a Cuban only setting, and might just be the shot in the arm Puig and Mattingly’s relationship needs. Nobel Peace prize accepted.

Mark Reynolds — 3-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI. Soooo. As alluded to in the intro, this is looking awkward for the Indians.

Anthony Rizzo — 2-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI and his 21st homer. Just in time for Grey to list him as a sell, aye? Rizzo, a little earlier next time bro.

Wilin Rosario — 4-for-5, 2 runs. He has to be right behind Posey in next year’s draft, right? Wilin and dealin’ if you ask me. A pun via an idiom… so a pundiom? BRILLIANT!

Hyun-Jin Ryu — 6.1 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks. Quite the year, which, I might add, Nick (the Podcast host) and I predicted. In other news, I might need therapy.

CC Sabathia — 5.2 IP, 5 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks. I once stated that CC’s days of being an elite fantasy starter were over. But he’s not this bad. Unless Sabathia’s just been really, really hungry. Then it all makes sense. Someone take him to Subway for a foot-long cold cut trio with a side of pepperoncini’s and regression.

Jeff Samardzija — 6.2 IP, 5 ER, 10 baserunners, 6 Ks. The peripherals show a better pitcher than he has been. August was lame, I will admit, but I still believe there’s an ace in here somewhere. In fact, I believe so much, I’m going to name my first-born Samardzija, because, ef their childhood, that’s why.

Alfonso Soriano — 1-for-3, 1 run, 1 SB (16th), 2 RBIs and his 29th homer. Another day, another home run.

My reaction after looking at Alfonso Soriano’s stat page…

Ichiro Suzuki — 2-for-3, 1 run, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer. Another day, another home run. Wait, that doesn’t work here. Another month and two-weeks, another home run. Much better.

Julio Teheran — 6.1 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks. I wasn’t a believer, but I guess I should have been more patient. There will be regression, but as long as his offspeed stuff remains, at the very least, mediocre, there’s something to work with here.

Danny Valencia — 2-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer. It’s Danny Valencia, who cares?

Shane Victorino — 2-for-4, 2 run, 1 RBI, 1 SB. As we all know, he’s nicknamed the “Flyin’ Hawaiian”. My question is, doesn’t that just make him Hawaiian Air? My second question is, what are the fares priced at for DC to Maui in September?

Taijuan Walker – 5.0 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 2 Ks. I know the hype machine is going into overdrive here, but let’s keep in mind that this was the Astros.  And he’s about 35 innings away from his alleged season limit. Also, I’m not too excited about his minor league walk rate either. Look, you’ve been getting the rose nonstop. I’ll be the thorns. That was probably the worst metaphor ever.

Michael Young — 4-for-5, 1 run, 2 RBIs. The song ain’t called ‘Forever Young‘ for nothin’. But yeah, he is pretty old though, and, at this point, a little irrelevant fantasy-wise. So I guess the joke’s on him. Wait, how much money has he made again? Nevermind. We got hosed.

Jaywrong is a 30-year old Korish writer who finds solace using Makers Mark as a vehicle to impress women, and also has an affinity for making Jennifer Lawrence GIFs. You can follow him @jaywrong, read his blog Desultory Thoughts of a Longfellow, or, you can find his GIFs at his tumblr, named Siuijeonseo.

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    • Jay

      jaywrong says:
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      @Gareth: my favorite is the belt buckle bowtie look. What a ladykiller.

      • Gareth says:
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        @jaywrong: No Wonder He was Skeletor’s Whipping Boy, along with Beastman.

    • Jay

      jaywrong says:
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      @Gareth: that also conveys it very well.

  1. Gareth says:
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    Ok, Enough Goofing off. I came here with a question.

    In a 10 team ROTO would you drop Gardner, Cespedes, Utley for any of the following:

    Aramis Ramirez, Jarrod Dyson, Billy Hamilton?

    At this stage of the season I’m looking to gain in Steals, RBI and to a lesser extent, Average.

    • Jay

      jaywrong says:
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      @Gareth: Dyson for Gardner is the only one I’m okay with. He has 94 steals in only 27 at-bats… something like that.

  2. mzyptlk says:
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    Clippard, Putz, Grilli…..who’s better for saves ROS?

    • Jay

      jaywrong says:
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      @mzyptlk: Putz. Then maybe Grilli. I don’t trust Soriano, but there’s not really a reason to replace him at this point.

  3. Gareth says:
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    Is Grilli automatically getting his Closer gig back upon his return next week?

    I have Melancon and he’s DTM if he loses the 9th inning.

    • Jay

      jaywrong says:
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      @Gareth: it looks like it. But I would hold for a week, just to see what Grilli does. Look what happened to Betancourt.

      • Gareth says:
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        @jaywrong: True.

        It’s got to that finicky time of the season where I’m honing and reshaping my roster for a final surge in Category’s I need to gain ground in. I’ve locked up 7th place for saves (with Holland, Benoit, Street, Melancon).

        I’m now looking to improve WHIP, WINS, STEALS, AVERAGE, RBI’S in a short space of time.

        That’s why I’m considering dropping Cespedes. He’s been a .220 hitter all year and has a total of 6 steals on the year. Yes He’s a big name but he’s been awful. At least Gardner has 22 steals (which is still a disappointing return from him).

        • Jay

          jaywrong says:
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          @Gareth: that’s a tough one too. I’d be okay with dropping Cespedes… but I’m being stubborn with him I think.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @jaywrong: big difference with the guy who’s 39 or 40.

        • Jay

          jaywrong says:
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          @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: No doubt. I was speaking more to the fact that something random could still happen. This is baseball after all. Anything that can happen, will happen, etc.

  4. ichirosan says:
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    Morneau just got traded to Pittsburgh for Alex Presley. Thoughts? Who plays 1B for the Twins now?

    • Gareth says:
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      @ichirosan: I’m guessing If Mauer comes back this season from the concussion he’ll be the regular 1B, with Doumit and Herrmann / another shmo sharing the catching duties.

    • Jay

      jaywrong says:
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      @ichirosan: prolly Chris Colabello short term, Mauer long term.

  5. Gareth says:
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    Also another Pirate – AJ Burnett doesn’t have ANY 2 starts weeks for the next three weeks and faces the Following:

    ST Louis, @ ST Louis, @ Texas.

    Should I just drop him and stream the best starting options for the week? There’s guys like Travis Wood, Alex Cobb, Dan Haren, Lance Lynn, Tim Lincecum, John Lackey, Jarrod Parker on the wire.

    Reason for all the unowned quality SP’S? Most guys have given up in our shallow league and its a 3 way dogfight for 1st. I personally dropped 4 from that list – Haren, Lynn, Cobb and Lincecum at different stages – Only Lincecum was added, then subsequently dropped after a stinker.

    • Jay

      jaywrong says:
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      @Gareth: yeah, with that group, might as well stream matchups, try to maximize.

  6. matt says:
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    Chicago has the highest murder rate

    • Jay

      jaywrong says:
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      @matt: I assumed it wasn’t a fictional city from an 80′s movie.

  7. de nachos says:
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    Tell me Dom Brown’s gonna be OK? OKish? Because Heyward is already not, Upton worries me and oh why oh why is this happening to Miggy now?!?

    Sorry, venting and watching my championship dreams disappear #firstplaceproblems

    • Jay

      jaywrong says:
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      @de nachos: Well, better than last place problems.

      We’ll see after the MRI on Brown. Upton just so… frustrating. Miggy should be okay, but the nicks are getting noticeable. I mean, at this point, all you can do is breathe.

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        @jaywrong: Unless you have severe abdominal pain like Miggy. In which case it hurts to breathe…; ) I love the images you put together for these Jay

        • Jay

          jaywrong says:
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          @Mike: Thanks Mike! I cheat a little bit, more frosting than most, if you will.

          Mmmm, frosting.

  8. Adam says:
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    Very entertaining post, thanks.

    • Jay

      jaywrong says:
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      @Adam: Any time!

  9. Fish says:
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    I’m not convinced Freeman is a definite regression for next season. His batted ball profile (more GB) and much lower IFFB% (2.4%) supports the higher BABIP, although it’s likely still inflated just not as much as initially perceived by looking solely at BABIP.

    Out of curiosity, do you have any idea what Freeman’s xBABIP is? I did a quick search and didn’t find anything.

    • Jay

      jaywrong says:
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      @Fish: Fair points all around. But the near 2% increase on GB and IFFB shouldn’t cause that huge of an increase. Just to give you an idea, he only had 12 IFFB last year, 3 this year. That’s open to a large variation.

      I’ll most likely look into it further for next season, just to see what happened.

      I have his xBABIP at .368, but I think that data is a few months old and don’t think its reliable. I have the formula, so I might run it if I spotlight him. I will say, I don’t think he’s a true talent .300 guy.

      • Fish says:
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        @jaywrong:

        That old data point was all I found, too. The was an article I saw done on Joey Votto not long ago highlighting his ability to avoid the IFFB, which the author believed was no mere coincidence and spoke to Votto’s ability to hit. It’s a little early to make judgements on Freeman but I like the trending downward IFFB numbers.

        Going into this season, I was rather surprised to see many people pass on him, despite posting a good rookie season, and I haven’t seen anyone get super hyped on him during the year or his future fantasy return for 2014. He strikes me as one of those players who’s valuation at draft time is suppressed because he doesn’t have that perceived high ceiling fantasy baseballers are willing to chase (i.e. Desmond Jennings).

        • Jay

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          @Fish: I just don’t think he wows anywhere, like you say, but is solid across the board.

          And I’m with you and Jennings. I always compare his numbers to Will Venable’s and point out where they are drafted. Hint, Venable is never drafted. It’s interesting.

  10. ferris says:
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    Gregg with another relatively clean save

    would you say that hoping pedro strop becomes the cubs closer this season is now a lost cause?

    • Jay

      jaywrong says:
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      @ferris: Yes, I would say so. But, if you are looking for a sneaky pick, I just grabbed Blake Murphy in my dynasty. Eyeing next year too, but I like what I see there.

  11. brett says:
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    Need to pick one for the rest of the year: Estrada or Gray?

    • Jay

      jaywrong says:
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      @brett: Gray, may falter a bit, but I’ll give the edge to the home environment.

  12. chunk says:
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    Speaking of Gray, I’m getting the feeling I should have started him today…

    • Jay

      jaywrong says:
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      @chunk: such is the life of a fantasy player.

      He has a -1.97 FIP for that game so far.

      That negative sign is no typo.

      • chunk says:
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        @jaywrong: Someone should introduce FIP to Mr. Logarithm

        • Jay

          jaywrong says:
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          @chunk: Honestly, I would start any A’s pitcher at home. The place is the Grand Canyon, and I’m just talking about the foul territory.

  13. Nick says:
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    Would you start Petit vs. Ari? Salazar vs. Det (even without Miggy there)?

    • Jay

      jaywrong says:
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      @Nick: leaning Petit.

      • Nick says:
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        thanks, would it be worth starting Niese @ Wash despite bad road splits?

        • Jay

          jaywrong says:
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          @Nick: this is a gut call, but I think the nats are about to go on a run. I would sit him.

          • Nick says:
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            @jaywrong: appreciate it!

            • Jay

              jaywrong says:
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              @Nick: no prob!

  14. OMGJayWrong says:
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    Dude, you’re killing me. Great column– and multiple Will Ferrell to boot.

    • Jay

      jaywrong says:
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      @OMGJayWrong: I live to serve.

  15. Chris says:
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    With Sonny Gray throwing a gem and Haren throwing a turd tonight I ask: which is better for ROS? With Cingrani coming back this week would you rank either above him? 10 team H2H points league.

    • Jay

      jaywrong says:
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      @Chris: I’d rank it Gray, Cingrani, Haren. It’s sorta close, but I just love the ballpark Gray pitches in.

  16. Matt says:
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    So if I have Cano, Prado (2b, ss, 3b elig), Alexei, Pedro A in 3OF, 2UT league

    I want to add Coco.

    Have Xander and Schierholtz on my bench

    have 5 other OF

    Do I drop Xander or schierholtz for coco?

    Thanks

    • Jay

      jaywrong says:
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      @Matt: I’d drop Schierhotlz. You have plenty of OF’s, and Xander still might do something. Small chance, but I don’t see a downside.

  17. Dave says:
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    So am I keeping Grandy over Freddie next year then?

    • Jay

      jaywrong says:
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      @Dave: I would.

      I think a 280/20/0 at 1B is useful, but is kinda meh. Granderson could do 250/35/15, which is a bit more dynamic.

  18. Paul says:
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    Cespedes or springer for rest of year starting next week?
    H2h espn

    • Jay

      jaywrong says:
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      @Paul: I’m goin with Cespedes. I think Springer might have some contact issues when he arrives.

  19. Bubba says:
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    Well, I need help…

    I’m in the second week of the semi-final round of playoffs in my keeper, 5×5, 12 team league. The top seed has already lost in the first round to my opponent and I’m the second seed with home field advantage…meaning a 5-5 tie is a win for me. It’s basically dead even at this point with a week to go. Unfortunately, this week my offense has completely gone off the rails…the worst week of the season by far for my team…and I’m really unsure this will change given my Bautista is out and Josh Hamilton is being…welll..Josh Hamilton. I’ll deal with Trumbo.

    My team is as follows:

    C Rosario
    1B Goldy
    2B Dozier (a bright spot)
    3B Longoria
    SS Segura
    MI Villar
    CI Dunn
    OF Hamilton (ouch)
    OF Trumbo (ouch)
    OF Venable
    OF Craig
    UT Ortiz

    DL Bautista (he’s not coming back)

    “Notables” on the Waiver Wire:

    2B: Ackley, Bonifacio, Walker
    OF: Schierholtz, Ruf, Brantley, Eaton, Avisail Garcia, Joyce, Schafer, Chris Carter

    I need to maintain my HRs and RBI while firming up runs and SBs.

    I am going to get Eaton for runs and hopefully an SB this week. I’m dumping Villar for Bonifacio…I just don’t like Ackley…he could go ice cold as quick as he became hot.

    I really want to dump Hamilton after this shoulder issue this past week…he’s actually been hitting decently lately but I just can’t get info. on how serious this injury is and I need the numbers for the week.

    Should I dump Hamilton (I’m not keeping him) for Eaton OR should I dump another player for Eaton? Quite a few of the players on the waiver wire have been out performing Hamilton all year. Are there other moves that would strengthen my team for this week and hopefully the finals??

    • Jay

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      @Bubba: The keeper aspect kinda causes a conflict here, but I’m guessing you have a limit based on who is a free agent.

      That being said, I personally would hold. (Besides the Emilio move, that’s a good one.) That goes to my own personal strategy though. If you did go for Eaton, I can’t argue against it.

      Hopefully, there’s an update before your roster deadline. If it looks like he might miss 3-4 more games, then I think you have to drop.

    • Jay

      jaywrong says:
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      @Bubba: The latest quote I can find is from Saturday:

      “It’s getting better than it was a couple days ago,” Scioscia said, “but it’s still bothering him a little bit.”

      Let’s see what happens today. (I also own him in a playoff league, so I have a personal stake as well.)

  20. Bubba says:
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    Would you dump Dunn for Eaton? I have Trumbo and Craig I can use in the CI slot. I just like Eaton’s top of the order production. Dunn was a fill in for Bautista…I picked up Venable to replace another player who wasn’t producing as well…he’s helped.

    We have a Sunday and Wednesday waiver wire “auction” so my deadline is approaching today deciding on Hamilton…ugh…not many palatable choices.

    FYI…our keeper deadline has long since gone by.

    Appreciate the help.

    • Jay

      jaywrong says:
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      @Bubba: yeah, now that you mention it, I’d be more comfortable dropping Dunn here. Love Venable.

  21. P says:
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    Paul says:
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    Cespedes or springer for rest of year starting next week?
    H2h espn

    • Jay

      jaywrong says:
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      @P: I know the comment got double posted, but just in case, I answered above.

  22. Nick says:
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    This week at 3B who do you like more Matt Dominguez or Donnie Murphy? Both going against some weak pitching staffs to start the week.

    • Jay

      jaywrong says:
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      @Nick: leaning Murphy.

  23. AJ says:
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    Thoughts on dropping Melancon, Taijuan and Martin Perez for Fieri, Billy Hamilton and Matt Cain? ..thanks

    • Jay

      jaywrong says:
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      @AJ: I’m okay with all three… though, I’d prefer Dane De La Rosa.

  24. Ein Geist der Verschwundenen says:
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    Mein liebster Herr Jay Falsch: Ich vermisse dich so sehr hier im den anderen welten ..

    Du wirst immer meine fantasie schätzchen und schnuckiputzi sein

    Die MOJO weiterhin stark – wie die Eisen in Ihre worte und ratschläge hier bei Razzball.

    Du bist immer noch der Star der Show, trotz des fiesen kleinen mann -, dass Herr Grau

    Jetzt sehe ich, Herr Grau ratschlag nicht gut = Es gehört im den Müll …

    Seitdem. , mien teal, schwarz und gold Vögel nur nach oben in richtung Sieg geflogen

    ElSTERS sind an der Spitze!!!!

    GO ELSTERS!!!

    • Jay

      jaywrong says:
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      @Ein Geist der Verschwundenen: Und ich vermisse dich!

      Ich habe gehört, Greys Schnurrbart als viele Dinge, aber nie klein.

      Mein Rat kann auch fehlerhaft sein,aber du wirst nie wissen, die süß,wenn Sie die sauer wissen. Also habe ich wie Hähnchen süss-sauer bin,ist das, was ich sage.

      Wie ist Ihr Team tun? Zurück aus den Fängen des Schicksals,hoffe ich.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @jaywrong: damn jay, didn’t know you were fluent in german.

        • Jay

          jaywrong says:
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          @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: Hah, the wonders of T Moore and google translate were a big help.

      • Ein Geist der Verschwundenen says:
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        @jaywrong:

        Meine schnuckiputzi Jay Falsch: Die Post sagte, ich sei auf der Oberseite ..

        Mit 90 Punkten

        Die ELSTERS führen die Liga mit 11 Punkten in die Hand

        Ein grosse Sieg Wiederkommen im Entstehen

        Alle Anerkennung yours – meine fantasie schätzchen

        • Ein Geist der Verschwundenen says:
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          @Ein Geist der Verschwundenen:

          Entschuldigung für die schlechte Deutsch ..

          Amerikanischen wird in den anderen Welten gerade jetzt verboten – es ist eine aktuelle politcal Sache

          Wir sind nicht so beliebt im Moment

  25. jjj says:
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    we have option of DL a player who is day to day starting sept 1 would you dl miggy for the upcoming week…moss and asivial garcia are available as pot replacements

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      @jjj: Yeah, sounds safe enough. Leaning Moss.

  26. Nepalese boxscorer #2 says:
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    I’m streaming Alex Wood vs MIA today and just checked the box score–gives up 7 runs to the Marlins in 2 1/3 innings, at home! I’ve got Stanton on the same team, so I figure he must’ve gotten in on the action–nope, just a big fat 0 for 3 so far. FMFBL

  27. Dave says:
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    Need to drop one in dynasty. 5×5

    Which one?

    Berkman or Reynolds

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      @Dave: I’d see if Berkman can contribute. Bad timing, since Reynolds is in one of his good streaks.

      Tough one. I’d just go with the better hitter here. Even though he’s a foot in the grave.

  28. harkrider says:
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    quick keeper / drop question. My current keepers are Stanton, McCutchen, Goldy, Machado. I get 1 more keeper and at the All Star break you recommended Rizzo. Here are my current options.

    Scherzer, Rizzo, Heyward, Starlin Castro, or Greinke

    2 questions: who should my 5th keeper be? If it isn’t Heyward, do you think I can drop him since he will probably be out the rest of the season?

    I was trying to trade Heyward or Castro and Scherzer for a better keeper, but that never worked out.

    • Jay

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      @harkrider: Yeah, I remember. I think I would still go Rizzo here. Castro still gives me pause.

      You know, I don’t like keeping pitchers, but Mad Max might be a wild card option here. The more I think about it, the more I like it.

      Tough one. Gun to my head, I’m still probably leaning Rizzo.

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