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Yesterday, Shane Victorino went 4-for-5, 4 RBIs, 5 Runs scored and his 6th homer.  For anyone who read the roundups last year, you’re probably wondering where my Victorino love went.  Last year, Victorino was my ’09 Mark Reynolds.  I saw good value in Victorino last year and pushed him on everyone.  Unfortunately, he met expectations, performed well, his value skyrocketed and I don’t have him on any team this year.  This will be the story next year when I rarely mention Reynolds.  I won’t own him because he’ll be drafted too high in 2010.  Alas, the story of the fantasy baseball ‘pert.  Your loves are forever changing.  One year Jeremy Guthrie, the next year Wandy Rodriguez.  Behind the ‘stache lies a fickle man!  But I still gots love for Victorino.  My only concern is how low his steals are this year.  Sitting — literally — on 13 steals.  So run.  You’re The Flying Hawaiian for a reason, not The Taro Masher, poi!  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Ryan Howard – The Phils scored 22 runs.  Howard went 1-for-4, no Runs and one RBI.  Ticker Tease!

Jimmy Rollins – 3-for-4, 1 RBI, 4 Runs scored.  Batting near .400 in July.  Let’s not call him fixed yet, but we’re heading in the right direction.

Jayson Werth – Hit his 17th homer yesterday and drove in his 46, 47, 48, 49 and 50th RBIs.  Have I mentioned the Phils scored a lot of runs yesterday?

Cole Hamels – 7 IP, 1 ER, only 2 Ks.  A start against a team that isn’t scoring many runs and is down ten runs after the first inning is a nice place to be pitching from.  This could be the confidence boost Hamels needs moving forward.

Johnny Cueto – 2/3 IP, 9 ER.  The pimple-faced teenager tried to warn you.  I’m thinking it might be hard to Sell him now.  I wouldn’t panic and drop him out of spite.  He won’t be this bad the rest of the year.  In fact, he gets the Mets in Metco next.

Paul Janish – In relief he went, one inning and gave up 6 runs.  He still pitched better than Cueto.

Jonny Gomes – HR yesterday.  Reds face four lefties this week.  Play the matchups, dear Razzball reader.

Randy Johnson – Hit the DL with a case of Old.

Kevin Slowey – He has a strained wrist.  This was the best case scenario.  No, that’s not right. Best case scenario would be he’s healthy… Actually, best case scenario is he was healthy and pitching well.  So the good news is Slowey received the 3rd best best case scenario.

Rick Porcello – Now his spot in the rotation is getting skipped.  Next thing, he’ll be pitching out of the bullpen in August.  Then shutdown in September.  Finally, buying Leyland Camels in March.  It’s the circle of life.

Randy Wells – 6 IP, 2 ER, 4 Ks, no BBs.  Has a 2.48 ERA on the year.  I was worried after his start vs. the Twins when he went 3 2/3 IP and gave 4 runs.  I’m still hestitant about a young pitcher in Wrigley, but he’s done little to not trust him.  Fall backwards into his arms.  He’ll catch you.  At least for another start or two, then we’ll have to reevualate.

Aramis Ramirez – Returned and went 0-for-4.  This is unconfirmed, but Cubs fans are saying he would’ve had four hits, but Bradley forgot to run in front of him.

Jair Jurrjens – 6 IP, 4 ER, one K.  Meesa tinks Jar-Jar’s got a few more of these yawnstipating starts in him.

Willie Bloomquist – Hit his 2nd homer yesterday.  He dedicated the shot to Jay Buhner.

John Smoltz – 6 IP, 5 ER.  I don’t own Smoltz anywhere, because, well, there’s NL fish in the sea, but if I did own him, I’d be concerned.  These weren’t exactly the Gene Tenace A’s he was facing.  He gets the Willie Bloomquist Royals next time out, if that goes poorly, might be time to pull the ripcord.

Orlando Cabrera – Now here’s an exciting name!  He’s hit two homers in the last two games.  Do with that info what you must, but if you ask me if you should pick him up, I’m going to say, “Bleh.”

Brett Anderson – 9 IP, 9 Ks as he two-hit the Sawx.  I still wouldn’t pick him up, but you know what’s fun?  The first three months of any relationship.  Yes, but besides that, the way the A’s call up just about anyone.  Anderson would be pitching in Double-A right now for just about any other organization. No expectations is just another word for nothing left to lose.

Mike Hampton – 7 IP, 1 ER.  Took care of the Pirates yesterday, will get the Nats next time out.  That’s a decent spot start, assuming he doesn’t end up on the DL by this weekend.

Kevin Millwood – 5 IP, 9 ER.  Well, we both knew it was coming.  As my Polish neighbor from my childhood would say, “What can do?”

Josh Hamilton – Returned and went 2-for-4.  See, he does deserve to be in the All-Star Game!

Jarrod Washburn – Threw a one-hitter shutout yesterday vs. the Orioles.  On the positives, showing great command with only 26 walks in 105 1/3 IP and a spacious park.  On the flip side, not a lot of Ks and very little run support.  Potatoes to chips, Washburn is worth a flier if your team is struggling on WHIP.

Franklin GutierrezThe Big FraGu has been out of his mind lately batting nearly .500 over his last 7 games.   After hitting .304 in June with 4 homers and 3 steals.  Project that out over the entire season and you have numbers The Big FraGu won’t get.  But Schlemiel! Schlimazel!  He’s worth a pickup while he’s hot.

Justin Upton – 1-for-3, HR and steal yesterday.  Was good to see him do something after going into yesterday’s game 0 for his last 18.

Everth Cabrera – 0-for-3 with two steals.  To say he’s lighting the world on fire would be a lie, but SAGNOF!

Albert Pujols – Over at Rotoworld, they referred to Pujols as Prince Albert. (If you look up Prince Albert, it’s perhaps the only Wikipedia page not safe for work.)  Guess when your last name is Pujols, you get used to harsh nicknames.  With a two ball count, Prince Albert gets the head of the bat in the zone and pierces it up the middle.

109 Responses

  1. Mowses says:
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    I can’t believe they said Prince Albert haha

  2. DrEasy says:
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    Great article as always! Did I just spot a Love reference? And the greatest album ever?

    “No expectations is just another word for nothing left to lose.” I thought this should be reserved for Casey “Bobby” McGehee.

    Grey, since you saved the day by telling me to sit Cueto yesterday, I got more of the same for you: safe to go with Zim @ Colo? How about Baker vs the Yankees (at home though)? There’s no real innings limit in this league, and I’m almost last in ERA and WHIP.

  3. BSA says:
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    Millwood gets one more shot at my ERA, wins are down, strikes are down and July’s heat is up in the Northeast – which means things are cooking in Texas and the pan is too hot for Millwood at home.

    Grey, thanks for the parting shot re:Pujols as I finish off my Cherrios – TMI before 8:00 AM. Blech!

  4. the ryan howard with the 1-4 and only 1 rbi is my exact thought and comments in my yahoo league…. UNREAL

  5. GhostfacePrzybilla says:
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    Is anyone else ecstatic that Kevin Millwood got rocked?

  6. KG says:
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    Should I drop Cust for Scott Hairston in a 12 team AL-only h2h league?

  7. Pops says:
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    As a Phillies fan and a Victorino owner, I was surprised to learn that last night’s game marked his fourth – four hit game of the season.

  8. ncdodgerdog says:
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    shoulda really warned us about that wikipedia page…i’m going to ralph up breakfast

  9. Frank Rizzo says:
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    Speaking of Aramis coming back, did anyone else feel watching the Cubs/Braves last night that the Cubs suddenly have the pieces in place? Aramis makes that lineup so much more scary for pitchers in the way it sets up.

    What are thoughts on Milton? If he’s wedged in between Lee and Aramis he will be seeing some nice pitches. Bradley’s a FA in my league and I’m watching that situation pretty hard. I have a feeling the Cubs get hot in the 2nd half.

    Dallas Braden on the bereavement list indefinitely. Drop him for Morrow?

  10. Paulie Allnuts

    Paulie Allnuts says:
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    @Frank Rizzo: I had the same thought and picked up Milton “It’s Just a Game” Bradley as a FA. I think that he is worth a flyer, at any rate.

    @BSA: Both Millwood and Smoltz get one more shot. But I am grateful that I don’t own Cueto anywhere.

    Rick Porcello (6/22)- “He may have a correction in July and August, then, because of his age, he’ll probably get shutdown towards the end of August. Or he’ll have starts skipped.” And that’s me quoting Grey! And better yet “You will always have May.”

    Grey – Another boring ML question: Please place these guys in order: Ass Dribble, McGeehee, Scutaro, Andrus, Bonifacio, Stewart, Callaspo…or are they so close that you just pick up whoever is hot at the time.

    Thanks, as always

  11. MJB says:
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    5×5 12team Keeper, which side do you prefer?
    Berkman+Shields for Hamels+Dunn

  12. Critter Nagurski says:
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    If registering for the forums would work I’d ask there, but in the meantime… Hammel or Moehler tonight. Anyone?

  13. @DrEasy: I think ‘your loves are forever changing” was an accidental Love reference by Grey. You’ll know for sure if he references the song “Maybe the People Would Be the Times or Between Clark and Hilldale” in his next post.

    @ncdodgerdog: Ha…we said ‘not safe for work’. You’d think Wikipedia could block out the photo with a clickable image that says “NSFW Image – you sure you want to see this?” At least they removed the awful photo on this Wikipedia page:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willie_McGee

  14. whigs says:
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    My Haren and Uggla for his Kinsler…too much?

  15. wb1960 says:
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    good to see Millwood finally be Millwood.
    1)Start Kazmir against Toronto tomorrow?
    2) Sit tight iwth Vernon Wells and let Fragu sit in the FA Pool

  16. Frank Rizzo says:
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    @Rudy Gamble: Rudy, what are your thoughts on Braden? Do you like Morrow better from here on? Worth swapping them right now with Braden going on the Bereavement List?

  17. Brett Wemer says:
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    Is Alexei for Rollins a fair offer? And if you could do it, would you?

  18. TheGreatVeto says:
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    My Felix Hernandez for his Carlos Lee? I need OF help and i already have Yo-Yo, Lester, Carpenter, Nolasco, Hanson. Fair trade?

  19. Greg says:
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    I’m starting Bedard vs BAL, Shields vs TOR, and Baker vs NYY. Any caveats?

  20. Paulie Allnuts

    Paulie Allnuts says:
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    @Rudy Gamble: I have been offered Johan Santana, Cole Hamels, and Dan Uggla for my Mark Reynolds and Utley. I have Aramis coming back to plug in at third, and need starting pitching. Is this a good deal for me?

  21. mgeoffriau

    mgeoffriau says:
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    Drop Blanks or Gamel for Cody Ross?

  22. black love says:
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    who would you rather have for the rest of the year as catcher Sandoval or Inge?

  23. Frank Rizzo says:
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    @TheGreatVeto: Why offer Felix over those other SP’s? Just wondering.

  24. Frank Rizzo says:
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    @black love: Sandoval……and I’m a Tiger fan.

  25. black love says:
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    @Frank Rizzo Sandovals probably better trade bait though, i have them both now.

  26. TheGreatVeto says:
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    @Frank Rizzo: Because he proposed the trade to me. But i would actually rather give up Hernandez than Yo-Yo or Lester. He has shown to be a poor 2nd half guy the last couple years, plus he is an AL pitcher on a team with little run support.

  27. @Frank Rizzo: We have Braden and Morrow across a few teams. I think they are about equal. I’d take Braden if you want more consistency and Morrow if you’re weaker on K’s.

    @Paulie Allnuts: That’s a big offer. and definitely a fair one. You’re getting two #1 pitchers in the deal. If you need starting pitching, I’d go for it.

  28. black love says:
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    victorino & wainwright for sandoval & gregg, who’s side sounds better?

  29. mgeoffriau

    mgeoffriau says:
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    @black love: Victorino and Wainwright, unless the one side really, really needs a catcher.

  30. Paulie Allnuts

    Paulie Allnuts says:
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    @Rudy Gamble: Thanks for the help! Thought it was fair, but always could use an outside perspective.

  31. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    @Paulie Allnuts: johan has shown some serious signs of vulnerability, hamels has been spotty at best, and uggla is mark reynolds, but with less speed and a lower avg. personally i’d stick with reynolds/utiley and try to either move reynolds for someone like gallardo or wainwright or hope that aramis has a hot few weeks and move him once he’s proven healthy, cause i don’t trust hamels to be of much help the rest of the way, and johan, while still very very good, isn’t all that different from the rest of the top 20ish SPs this year.

  32. Frank Rizzo says:
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    @TheGreatVeto: Meh. W’s are just one pitching category. And he’s still so young I’m not going to label him a bad 2nd half pitcher based on 2008. Too small a sample size for me.

    Is there any possibility of him taking Carpentar instead? Probably not but it’s worth a try.

  33. Good Morning, do you see slowey as a good buy-low for the second half….The recent tests on his wrists have been positive, etc

    Slowey’s owner is looking for a closer…I have Lidge, Franklin, and Andrew Bailey (also have meyer but hes not interested)….would you trade one for him and in which order?

    I just traded away Haren and got back bailey as a piece in the deal…also, wondering if you think i should find another starter to replace haren, like a slowey, or to keep a great whip/era guy like bailey to offset my haren loss

    Shields, cueto, harang, garza, wainwright, lidge, franklin, bailey, meyer are currently my starters

    Thanks again

    Thanks again

  34. Andy says:
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    Spot start Zimmermann vs. Colorado today?

  35. Scott says:
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    Adam Jones and one of Lowe, Buehrle, Harang for Manny?

  36. TheGreatVeto says:
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    @Frank Rizzo: Valid points. But he wont take anyone other than F-Her or Gallardo. I’ve already tried shopping Carp around, no biters. And I am slightly higher on Gallardo than Felix. I don’t feel good about giving up my valued ace, but I am in desperate need for a power OF and I feel my staff is still solid without him. Am I really giving up way too much for Lee? I have all but clicked accept, thanks for the input

  37. Curly Day says:
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    Would you still take Cueto over Edwin Jackson for the rest of the year? Will Victorino be stealing more or should I seek to pick-up Lastings Milledge ahead of his big league promotion?

  38. Hardcore Midget says:
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    OK, decision time. Do I start Lackey against the Rangers tonight? What about Baker against the Yankees.

    Stats show that Texas hitters tend to murder Lackey. With Hamilton back in the lineup, this is a distinct possibility.

    Same deal with Baker- the Yankees have been hot as hell lately.

    Oh fantasy baseball, you fickle mistress!

  39. Paulie Allnuts

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    @ThePoonTycoon: All valid points – certainly some risks involved here. However, last year Santana’s first half numbers were about the same; then he was unconscious in the second half. I don’t lose that much power with Uggla compared with Utley, and Aramis hopefully will make up the difference in BA and equal Mini-Donkeys output. Hamels pitched well yesterday; all I can do is hope that he is back on track. But I have been winning the hitting Cats and losing pitching Cats most of the year, and this is without ARAM and Manny, both of whom are activated. The backend of my rotation has been poor all year. With Santana and Hamels added to the Freak and Beckett, all of a sudden I should have a terrific starting staff. We shall see.

  40. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Doug Ault: Oh, geez.

    @DrEasy: I’d sit Zim and start Baker.

    @BSA: Hehe

    @GhostfacePrzybilla: I owned him in an AL-Only league.

    @Tony Y: Yup

    @KG: How could Cust be the only one on your team to drop in that deep of a league?

    @Frank Rizzo: Go with Morrow.

    @Paulie Allnuts: Stewart, Andrus, McGehee… But they’re all real close, yeah.

    @MJB: Berkman side, but it’s fair on either side.

    @Critter Nagurski: Punt? Hammel’s good away from home. He’s home tonight.

    @whigs: A bit too much…

    @wb1960: I’d start Kaz and Wells.

    @Brett Wemer: I’d take Rollins.

    @TheGreatVeto: It’s fair. I agree though, worth trying to sell him Carp.

    @Greg: Yeah, they all may get hit hard. I’d start them too though.

    @mgeoffriau: I’d lose Gamel for Ross.

    @matthole: I don’t think you should go out and trade for an injured pitcher. There’s got to be another starter you can get with a closer.

    @Andy: Nope

    @Scott: I’d trade the pitchers in that order and take Manny.

    @Curly Day: Forget Milledge. Jax and Cueto are a coin flip. I’d take Jackson at this point, though he could get rocked too.

    @Hardcore Midget: I’d start them both, but neither are obviously a good matchup. Has a lot to do with your league and where you are in the standings, etc.

  41. @grey —

    With the Big Unit hitting the DL, I need to pick up another starter, and it’s slim pickens. 14 team league w/ k/9, and I’m looking at Happ, Pettitte, Blanton, Kawakami, Washburn, Penny, De La Rosa… ugh I want to throw up. Any suggestions going forward?

  42. Stephen says:
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    @GhostfacePrzybilla: I am stoked I traded Millwood three weeks ago expecting those numbers. Finally he lived up to expectations.

    Albert Pujols has been called Prince Albert for quite sometime. I heard it on SportsCenter the other day and it didn’t catch me off guard at all. Rotoworld is not coming up with something new. Either way, the line made me laugh and vomit at the same time. Quite a nice run down today Grey!

  43. Paulie Allnuts

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    @Grey: Hammell’s good away from home, but does this general rule apply being that he is pitching against the Gnats?

  44. Simply Fred

    Simply Fred says:
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    @Grey: Grey, is there a way to take non-baseball threads off-site to connect with other readers? Can I ask you to forward my email to someone? Or?

  45. Paulie Allnuts

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    @Grey: Also, I presume that benching Homer Bailey against the Phils at home tomorrow is a no-brainer.

  46. Probable Party Starter says:
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    I’m dying for pitching and I have a surplus of OF. Should I offer Soriano for Jimenez, Weaver or Danks?

  47. I'm Keith Hernandez says:
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    I Get berk kemp mcclouth I give Quentin beltran rivera johnson

  48. Frank Rizzo says:
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    @TheGreatVeto: As Grey stated, it’s fair, and it’s up to you. Depends a lot on your needs.

    Lee traditionally has been very hot in the 2nd half but he’s getting older, and he’s been very average up until now. He actually is trailing names like Luke Scott and Juan Pierre in Yahoo right now. Meanwhile Felix is a top 10 pitcher in Yahoo right now, neck and neck with Gallardo. It would be tough for me to give up a top 10 SP for Lee, but it totally depends on your needs…..so please discount everything I just said. Awesome.

  49. I'm Keith Hernandez says:
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    Josh Johnson

  50. Frank Rizzo says:
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    Maybe this has been mentioned before, but I missed it. If Aceves gets the Wanger’s old starting roll, what’s he worth?

  51. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @marshlands: I’d go with Blanton.

    @Stephen: Thanks!

    @Paulie Allnuts: I wouldn’t touch him at home vs. anyone.

    @Simply Fred: How do I know the other person wants your email? Feel like that’s going over the line on my end.

    You can PM them in the forums or put your email in the comments thread for them.

    @Paulie Allnuts: I would.

    @Probable Party Starter: I’d take Weaver there. I’d want more than the other two though.

    @royce!: Ha!

    @Frank Rizzo: What’s he going to go? 60 pitches maybe? I wouldn’t mess with him.

  52. Simply Fred

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    @Paulie Allnuts: Paulie, read chapter 1 of The Eye of the World. Pretty ominous foreboding. Instead of an obvious page turner, I’m afraid to turn the next page!

  53. Simply Fred

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    @Simply Fred: Just caught the’PM’ reference. I will try to see how that works.

  54. youngcapitalist says:
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    Which side?

    Lincecum for Damon and Branyan

  55. I'm Keith Hernandez says:
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    Let me ask this again, in case it wasn’t clear (I didnt specify which rivera or Johnson). I give Berkman, Josh Johnson, Juan Rivera and Carlos Beltran. I get Berkman, Mclouth and Kemp. Good deal? I don’t need a SP back.

  56. Simply Fred

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    @Grey: Sorry, I am ‘PM’ challenged. Looked for a PM button–none. Did you mean just carry on the conversation there? That works fine for me. Was just trying to avoid clogging up the Razzball airwaves with non-bb talk. Agree, not your role to facilitate.

  57. mgeoffriau

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    @youngcapitalist: Seriously?? Lincecum, and it’s not close.

  58. Mike says:
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    Do I do Lackey against Dustin Nippert tonight? Is the win worth the ERA shock?

  59. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @I’m Keith Hernandez: You give Berkman and get Berkman? I’d want the Berkman side. (The one with Kemp.)

    @Simply Fred: Find the person you want to PM (Personal Message) in the forums then next to where it says Profile, it says PM, click on that and you can email people through the forums. Let me know if that’s not clear. It’s fine if you want to take the comments off-topic though. Doesn’t bother me.

    @Mike: I’d start him, but it’s not safe.

  60. I'm Keith Hernandez says:
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    @I’m Keith Hernandez: I am snorting to much coke today.

    I give Quentin, Josh Johnson, Juan Rivera and Carlos Beltran. I get Berkman, Mclouth and Kemp. Good deal? I don’t need a SP back.

  61. Paulie Allnuts

    Paulie Allnuts says:
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    @Simply Fred: The first book obviously borrows a great deal from Tolkien. He later develops his own unique style. Later on, he falls in love with his work and doesn’t want to end it, but that’s about 7 books from now, and you have about 6000 pages of great stuff before you get to that. But I don’t want to clog up the board with fantasy stuff – it might be better to talk about this in the forum page that we were using.

  62. GhostfacePrzybilla says:
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    Trade Ellsbury and J. Lopez
    for
    Lester and J. Bruce

    I could use the starter. I’m leading in steals and am not worried about keeping at least a 9 (of 12) in that cat. Behind in runs and avg but recently got Manny and Votto back. Thoughts?

  63. Simply Fred

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    @Grey: Got it. Didn’t realize that messaging system existed.

  64. SRM says:
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    @Grey: Which side to you prefer (12-team 6×6 w/ QS & OPS, non-keeper)

    Gallardo & Soriano

    Aramis Ramirez & Werth

  65. Adam says:
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    Manny too much to give for Ichiro? Steals and avg are my only weaknesses on offense

  66. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    @I’m Keith Hernandez: dude, you are trading away 2 injured OFs. sure they could both be back and have solid 2nd halves…or their injuries could linger and keep them from playing regularly or putting up the numbers they are capable of…in short: accept accept accept.

  67. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    @Adam: inchiro isn’t stealing this year. you may not get the steals you are paying for.

  68. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    @youngcapitalist: lincecum and it’s not close

  69. I'm Keith Hernandez says:
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    @ThePoonTycoon: Thanks! I always l like to double check, it hasn’t been offered since it’s ultimately a 3 way trade

  70. black love says:
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    sandoval & gregg for blackburn & victorino, i dont know, blackburn isnt great but neither is gregg.
    which side is better?

  71. Adam says:
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    @ThePoonTycoon: He’s had 5 over the last 15 days, but I just looked closer and 3 of them were in one day, so I guess I should invoke the Dexter Fowler Clause and ignore those…another option is Nyjer Morgan on the waiver wire, 3 steals in 4 games with Washington

  72. MJB says:
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    5×5 12 team give Derek Lowe for Milton Bradley?

  73. @Grey:

    To Happ or not to Happ?

  74. SRM says:
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    @Grey: @SRM: That’s Alfonso Soriano.

  75. Grey

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    @GhostfacePrzybilla: I’d take Lester there.

    @SRM: Coin flip, depends what you need. I’d take the Gallardo side.

    @black love: I’d take the Victorino side.

    @MJB: I’d want Lowe, but it depends what you need.

    @Elijah: Sure, for matchups.

  76. Adam says:
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    Blanton, Gaudin or Correia as my Unit replacement? K’s are my main concern, so I’m leading towards Gaudin, but maybe not if I’ll only be able to use him at home…

  77. T-BZA says:
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    How do you project Hamels ‘rest of season’? Does he re-enter the top 5 starter discussion?

    Thanks in advance.

  78. @Grey:

    To Happ or not to Happ? So is that a yes, start him tonite, oir a yes, keep him on the roster?

  79. Grey

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    @Adam: All three of those are matchup guys so you’re going to have to sit any of them at certain times. I’d take Blanton.

    @T-BZA: He’s in the same boat of CC. He’s struggling so far, but could easily be a Cy Young candidate by the end of the year.

  80. Grey

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    @Elijah: If you own him, you have to start him against the Reds.

  81. OK, gotcha.

  82. Adam says:
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    @Grey: Sounds good…would you start Correia or Gaudin @ Arizona this week? Both have had rough starts in the desert already this season, but Arizona hasn’t exactly been an offensive juggernaut in general

  83. Just me but Id be leery of starting those guys outside of Petco.

  84. black love says:
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    who do you like better lester or blackburn?
    lester right? but is it hands down lester?

  85. Frank Rizzo says:
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    @black love: kind of a weird question. i’d say lester hands down. is somebody offering you lester for blackburn? why?

  86. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    @black love: hands down lester

  87. black love says:
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    @Frank Rizzo: no im trying to package gregg and sandoval for victorino and a pitcher. i originally tried to get wainwright, and it was countered with victorino and blackburn. but my pitching staff is made up of blackburn clones, not lights out with little k’s.

  88. Frank Rizzo says:
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    @black love: Then definitely Lester. If you need K’s, don’t take Blackburn.

  89. youngcapitalist says:
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    @mgeoffriau: lol that was more a joke than anything else, I got that offered to me and wanted to make sure I wasn’t missing something there.

  90. Jareth Cutestory says:
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    Actually, if you look up “rimjob” in wikipedia, not only is there a detailed entry, but a rather sexy woman on woman illustration of the act. So Prince Albert is not the only nsfw entry.

    Cust Kayin’

  91. Scott says:
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    Say Quentin comes back and hits 15 HR in the final 3 months (that seems like a pretty hopeful projection), where will he be drafted next year?

  92. mgeoffriau

    mgeoffriau says:
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    @youngcapitalist: Accept it before the person sobers up.

  93. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Adam: I will be starting them, but it’s make or break time for them.

    @Scott: 4th to 6th rounder.

    @Jareth Cutestory: Ha!

  94. Mike D. says:
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    @Grey: With Hamilton back – in AL 5×5, sit Kubel or Scotty Pods this week? (Yes, I am actively trying to trade one as soon as possible.)

    Kubel gets 3 LHP on his schedule of 6 games (Gardy sits him against all lefties now), so I’m thinking he’s the one to bench.

    Typical mono-league – tight races in R, HR, RBI. I do have less of a need for SB.

    Thank you for your advice

  95. I'm Keith Hernandez says:
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    need encouragement, just making sure (gun shy for some reason) I am giving Beltran, Quinten, Juan Rivera, J. Johson and getting back Kemp, McLouth and Berkman.

    Leave me with Hamels, Oswalt, Wandy, Nolasco and Wainwright

  96. Greg says:
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    Do we get excited about Delmon Young yet?

  97. Teef says:
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    Any Zambrano owners out there – I believe his Wed start has been pushed up to tonight. No Source, sorry – but He’s not on my bench anymore.

  98. david says:
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    would u trust harang against the phils tonight?

  99. mgeoffriau

    mgeoffriau says:
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    @Teef: Thanks for the heads up! I’m thin on pitching right now and can use all the innings.

  100. Adam says:
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    @Teef: Yep, he’s replacing Dempster (DLed with a fracture of his right big toe)

  101. Steve says:
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    @Grey: In the keeper, my R-Zimm ($25)+ Vlad ($20) for his Carlos Lee ($35). Teahen, Kouz, Prado and Lowell are all on the wire as 3B replacements and I have Stewart too.

    I’m inclined to accept…

  102. Steve says:
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    @Grey: Oh – I misread. I get Jhonny Peralta too.

  103. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Steve: It’s fair, but I’d hold tight.

    *****TAKE FOLLOWUPS TO THE NEWEST POST*****

  104. Mr Baseball says:
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    Travis Ishikawa – is he the future at first base for the jolly green giants or he has a tempory hold on the job

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