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Brandon Webb may miss the rest of the season.  Nothing good comes from drafting a top pitcher.  Nothing, I tell you.  I own Peavy in two leagues, so I’m right there with youse.  Remind next year to revert back to not drafting starters in the first five rounds.  Actually, next year you probably will be able to get Webb and Peavy after the fifth round.  Hmm, that’s a pickle.  Guess we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it.  Webb was diagnosed with an “Ain’t Getting Better” problem.  Captain Obvious says, “When a guy misses three months, then goes for an MRI, it’s not a good sign.”  I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s shutdown for the year.  But you’ve held him this long, what’s another day or two to hear the full prognosis?  BTW, prognosis is doctor-talk for the 411.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Coco Crisp – Out for the season when his shoulder went snap, crackle, pop.

Carlos Beltran – Out on the 15-day DL.  Now, get this, the Mets say the best case scenario is he returns in 15 days.  Crazy, right?  I wonder what the best case scenario would’ve been if he was out on the 14-day DL.  Or 16-day DL.

Joel Pineiro – Two hit the Mets with one strikeout.  In other the news, Willie Randolph laughs.

Joey Votto – Returned to the lineup after being out for almost a month on the Dizzabled List.  I still think he can surpass Berkman’s numbers this season.  (Doesn’t hurt that Berkman’s having a season for the old ages.)  I’d buy into Votto picking up right where he left off.

Grady Sizemore – 2-for-5 in his return.  I’m not crazy about Grady going forward.  Elbow’s a tricky thing and Sizemore doesn’t seem to have a volume down button on his hustle.

Brandon Inge – Hit his 17th homer yesterday.  Matt Wieters hit his 2nd.

Magglio Ordonez – Liquid Paper, be damned.  Leyland returned Ordonez to the lineup in the 7th hole.  Mags repaid him with an 0-for-2 night, then Raburn eventually replaced him and hit a walkoff homer.  Now Raburn needs to play 2,130 consecutive games then Gary Cooper Jr. Jr. can play him in The Pride of the Tigers.

Kosuke Fukudome – Batted seventh yesterday.  Okay, he’s crizzap.  No argument here.  But he does have a .390 OBP.

Jake Fox – DNP as Hoffpauir DH’d.  The day before Fox hit third.  Piniella’s following the Leyland School of Filling Out a Lineup Card.  One day, they don’t play.  The next day, they hit third.  Following day, sit out again.  You figure it out.

Ryan Zimmerman – 2-for-3, batting .297 on the season.  Wasn’t he just batting .415 and carrying Nats Nation on his shoulders?

David Huff – 8 IP, 0 ER.  Now he has a story to tell his grandkids when they ask about his career highlight.

Ian Snell – 2 2/3, 4 ER.  Member when this guy was good?  Think it was the autumn of ’06.  A burial cave dating back to the 1st century BC was discovered, the Crocodile Hunter met his match with a stingray and Snell won a game.  Good times!

Jhonny Peralta – HR yesterday.  Someone wasn’t happy Khalil was taking all the weirdly placed H love.

Jason Frasor – Got the save.  Frasor and the ‘do split, and it’s now safe to drop everyone else from the Jays pen.

David Price – 4 1/3 IP, 5 ER and nine baserunners.  From the comments Razzball received yesterday, I’d say Price’s owners aren’t too happy with him.  I’d look at buying him on the cheap.  They’re zigging?  Zag, friend, zag!

John Mayberry – HR yesterday.  All he does is hit home runs!  No, really, that’s all he does.

B.J. Upton – 2-for-5. .430 in the last week.  .330 in June.  If he hits 3 homers a month for the next three months and continues to steal near his current pace, he’ll go 15/50.

Matt Lindstrom – Mollywopped for three runs in 2/3 of an inning.  Leo Nunez left before that with a sprained ankle.  Those with sprained patience could grab Dan Meyer as he’d be next in line in Joe Robbie/Pro Player/Dolphins/Brought to you by Blockbuster Stadium.  Though I think Lindstrom has a few more closetastrophes in him before we get to Meyer.

Andrew Miller -7 IP, 1 ER.  Nice start, I’m still not buying.

Koji Uehara – 6 IP, 1 ER.  I like him, but would love to see him get out of the sixth inning in one of these games.

Francisco Liriano – 5 IP, 3 ER.  Even when the start’s good, he chucks in five walks.

Casey McGehee – 2-for-5.  No one else is going to hit for the Brewers?  Everyone’s favorite novel, “Picking Up Slack,” by McGehee.

Billy Butler – 2 homers in the last four games.  That’s one homer for each moob.

Miguel Tejada – 3-for-4, Tay-HA-duh’s still hitting an empty .337.  Say-Blah-duh.

Tommy Hanson – 5 1/3 IP, 0 ER.  Sure, you’re annoyed you benched him, but five walks through just over five and nine baserunners isn’t a great start.  Benching him was the right move.

Jorge Posada – Donned the golden sombrero and is now hitting .230 in June.

Hiroki Kuroda – 8 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 9 Ks.  All those starters people DL in hopes of them returning with value and Kuroda will probably exceed them all.  Sure, he gets smacked oops upside his head sometimes, but he’s also lights out plenty of other times.  Grey hearts Kuroda.  Actually, Grey hearts 95% of NL West pitchers not named Jonathan Sanchez.  Fingers, why are you talking about me in third person?  My bad.

Felipe Lopez – 3-for-5 and has hit in 18 of 20 games this month.  But… Wait for it… Here it comes… Is batting .262 in June.  Hey, one-for-fours, say hello to your mother for me.

Max Scherzer – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 Ks.  Six innings and guess how many pitches.  119.  I feel an idea coming on for the All-Star game festivities that involves Scherzer and Kershaw facing off with no bullpens allowed.

Troy Tulowitzki – Two homers as Razzball’s favorite son is back.  Now to get going Razzball’s favorite uncle, Nick Markakis.

Chad Gaudin – 11 Ks.  Wait, huh?  Eleven strikeouts.  Ah, yes, that’s the stuff.

Scott Hairston – Returned from the DL and slid right back into the number three hole.  Worth owning in 12 team leagues and could make a decent sub while Beltran’s out.  That’s not to say he could make a decent hoagie.  Different things.

Sammy Sosa – Claims are surfacing that he altered his jersey to make his arms look bigger.  It was only after team officials convinced him that he shouldn’t leave on the rubber tie-offs that he put on his arms pre-injection.  “But they make me look like The Ultimate Warrior!”

  1. and1mcgee says:
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    is R-Zimm someone you’d target from here on out this season? he’s finally cooled and is buy-able. thanks in advance…

  2. Steve says:
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    Is Dexter Fowler making his way back to being ownable? For now, do you like him better than that Gwynn kid?

  3. Paulie Allnuts

    Paulie Allnuts says:
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    Grey-Great stuff as always, especially Sosa as Ultimate Warrior, except that the Hairston hoagie par was a bit sub par.

    Is Uhura ready to take the com as a 5th or 6th starter?

    Approximately how much should one offer for Price (outfielder/infielder example?

    Thanks

  4. FNK says:
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    ive been looking to trade for Zimmerman, but i dont want to give up the value he had early in the season. hes not that hitter. the last month hes pretty much sucked. ive been using Brandon Inge and 3B and right now hes more valuable than Zimmerman, but i want to use Inge at CI(with others) and then also use Inge to cover C.

  5. knighttown says:
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    About Dan Meyer for Lindstrom. He’s a valuable guy for three reasons:

    1. Finished 3rd in my MR. B analysis (WHIP, ERA, K/9, K/BB, S, W)

    2. Could get saves as you mentioned.

    3. Has SP eligibility in my TSN league, which means you don’t have to lose a RP start every night to play an MR.

    I’ve got a 2-for-1 trade going thru today and he’s my replacement.

    I benched 3 wins yesterday in Liriano, Hanson and Scherzer but I think they were all the right call, except maybe Max. Got the quality starts from E-Jax and Kuroda tho. Strange when you have 5 SP’s going in why night.

  6. knighttown says:
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    A side effect of my Crawford pickup means I’ve now got braun, upton, upton, Crawford, Choo and Bruce to play 5 OF positions every night. Util is not an option with Pujols in it.

    My “needs” would be AVG>SB>Runs>RBI>HR

    I assume that means Bruce is the odd man out?

    Would a Bruce for Price + Junky Closer trade be fair?

  7. Dom says:
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    How do you think Alfonso Soriano will finish up the rest of the season? I can pick him up for Haren with throw in players on each side.

  8. JRT says:
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    Is Hairston more desirable than Span, who I just picked up off of waivers? Different players, probably more power with Jerry, more speed with Denard – anything else I should know?

  9. Dom says:
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    @knighttown – Would you start Price or the Junky closer? Not sure if its a fair trade or not, as I never trade away closers, will always trade pitching for hitting, and I’ve never really liked Price.

  10. SRM says:
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    @Grey: Thanks for convincing me to start Scherzer yesterday.

    Also, I was just offered Furcal & Dread Pirate for my Michael Young. I like being on the other end of 2-for-1’s but what do you think?

  11. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    @Dom: i wouldn’t. soriano looks like crap.

    @knighttown: i wouldn’t call that a “mess”. i’d bench bruce. if you could move him for something you needed then go for it, but if you can’t fill a need with him, then i’d just let him hang on my bench as injruy insurance.

  12. Doug Ault says:
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    @Grey:Do I start The Marquis de sade and or Blackburn?

  13. Whats the deal with QUALLS?

    CRIPES!

  14. ZK says:
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    Faith in Tulo and Sandoval (buyoued by this site) has saved me a lot of Dropped-Early Agita.

    NL-only league, 12 teams. I have Austin Kearns starting every day. The definition of deep.

    Kearns < Alberto Gonzales? Kearns < Brandon Moss?

  15. ZK says:
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    And oh yeah: anybody have a good way of getting Yahoo or ESPN fantasy leagues past a web filter? Sportsline is easy—you just click on the link in the daily email they send. But I can’t figure out a way past the filter for ESPN or Yahoo.

  16. Critter Nagurski says:
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    For what it’s worth, Uehara was pulled b/w innings with only 76 pitches with the bottom of the FLA lineup due up. I don’t think it’s for inefficiency or lack of trust by the managers, but maybe they think he’s fragile (he was hurt in ST too).

    I did hear that his numbers are worse the second or third time through the lineup, i need to check that out

  17. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    dear god. i know espn’s fantasy advice isn’t be best, but could they at least get a guy who isn’t a complete buffoon? actual exchange from the aj mass chat yesterday (yes i read, only cause i’m bored at work).

    Eric ((Hi!))
    How do you rank Slowey ahead of Lee and Wandy? Based on wins? His ratios are far higher, he has more wins yes, but as an “expert” you should know that wins are much more than how a player pitches, they take into account run support and other factors. Head check.

    AJ Mass
    Game check, Eric. Wins are indeed not a function of pitcher performance, which is why having WINS as a category, and giving it 25 percent of SP value is ridiculous. However, Twins run support is terrific, and that’s not changing. Houston? Cleveland? Not as much. As long as fantasy value includes WINS, I have to incorporate that into the mix.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Andy (NYC)
    Hey AJ… Cleveland has outscored Minnesota this year. Cliff Lee gets MORE run support than Slowey. You gotta check stats a little more, buddy.

    AJ Mass
    Andy – it’s not just runs scored – it’s the distribution my friend. Lee’s starts: Cleve 3.87 and 6 games with 0 or 1. Slowey: 5.99.
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    Andy (NYC)
    Please argue that run support for individual pitchers on the same team is anything other than random. Please. Please do it…

    AJ Mass
    I’ll argue it. Watch how relaxed the Mets are when Johan Santana is on the mound. They know they don’t “need to score”, and as a result they often end up not scoring. Team psyche is difficult to put a finger on… but it exists.
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    jesus, can i be an “expert”? please? think espn would make a deal where i took over for aj mass if i could beat him in a fantasy baseball league?

    kills me. this guy has basically all our dream job, and he’s an eff’ing fool.

  18. ZK says:
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    @ Poon Tycoon:

    These sites hire writers first, not guys with expertise. A person I’m in a league with was close to getting a gig with one of the bigger sites, and they were mostly looking at his style and his freelance work (his consecutive 8th out of 10 finishes say plenty about his abilities.)

    Most of the bigger sites cater to people who have average to slightly above-average skills/knowledge, and they know the best way to keep someone reading is to provide better writing. This does not apply, btw, to Sportsline, who apparently only higher complete knobs.

  19. mgeoffriau

    mgeoffriau says:
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    @ThePoonTycoon: What school do I need to attend where I can learn how to read “team psyche” from my TV set? Somehow, I can’t quite bring myself to believe that AJ Mass is sitting down with each player conducting Rorschach tests.

  20. Suck My Wieters says:
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    Grey,

    Do I start Jason Marquis against the Angels?

  21. jk says:
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    which two of these three would you keep: votto, j bruce or adam dunn?

  22. Felipe had lost some pop with the hamstring thing, Id expect him to pick it up a bit, he looked good last nite. Webbys gone yes, bleh.

  23. Beau says:
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    What do you guys think, I need SB and have excessive HR/RBI. Do I trade reimold/lily for abreu/cueto in a keeper league. Reimold would be a good very late round keeper but i dont plan on keeping him. I probably wouldnt keep any of the players involved. The pitchers I see as pretty even, i could maybe ask for vazquez, josh johnson instead.

  24. Beau says:
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    @jk: Votto, do the players all get kept in the same round?

  25. Jif & the Choosy Mothers says:
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    It’s true about some of these sites. I have some personal experience as a writer/editor who once volunteered as one of ESPN’s fantasy games correspondents (which they don’t do any more). I also am on friendly e-mail terms with a couple of the experts over there.

    They look for writers first – a cursory knowledge of fantasy sports is secondary. Obviously, the hope is that after doing the job for awhile, that they’ll pick up a little more expertise than they might otherwise have going in. With Mass, not sure that ever happened.

    He is pretty odd, almost as irritating as Matt Berry (although for different reasons), but I guess they all have their own schtick.

    In any case, it is sort of a dream job and one I probably should have jumped on a couple of years back – but a move to Bristol wasn’t a great idea for family reasons. Still can’t figure out why this job can’t be done out of your home – ideally located near an MLB park.

    But I digress…

  26. Pancakes Is Ready says:
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    Just got offered Mark Reynolds and Berkman for P. Fielder in a 10 team H2H keeper league. I also have Votto and Huff rostered. Do I pull the trigger on this and hope Berkman bounces back and Reynolds doesn’t drop off?

  27. Joe from Point Pleasant says:
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    @Grey: True story. Last night I took a chance on Gaudin @ seattle…. I was so surprised when I saw his line on the night I leaped up and screamed “OH MY GAUD – IN”. Needless to say, I was pretty pleased with both my decision to start Chad, as well as my razzball sense of creativity/humor.

  28. MelkyDischarge says:
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    Peralta is the ultimate spot start…on the road against righties, he’s fantasy gold.

  29. Doug Ault says:
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    somebody go jump on Grey’s bed and wake him up

  30. @Beau: When was the last time Abreu stole a base? May 19th. It’s not a bad deal, but I don’t think you are getting the SBs you think you are.

  31. Beau says:
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    @naughtandcross: Thats what I was thinking to, he stole a bunch at the beginning of the season and it was pretty fluky. Thanks for confirming my insight.

  32. Baron Von Vulturewins

    Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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    @Pancakes Is Ready: I don’t love this trade for you. Bird in the hand, two in the bush, etc.

    Prince is hot and is capable of far-outperforming Berkman for the rest of the season. I guess Reynolds could be transforming himself into a top-two-round player, but players with high Ks are prone to month-long slumps. See Dunn, Adam.

    @naughtandcross: Good point about Abreu. A few weeks ago, everyone was touting him for 40 SBs. Dude is OLD.

  33. Beau says:
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    @naughtandcross: What about the thought that he had been injured the past few weeks and is now healthier and ready to steal more bases?

  34. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @and1mcgee: Depends what you’re selling for him.

    @Steve: I do like him better than that Fowler kid.

    @Paulie Allnuts: I’d offer a donkey-corn or a guy who’s been crazy hot, Zobrist.

    @knighttown: I’d take the Price side there.

    @Dom: Not crazy about his knee issue. Maybe he gets hot, but I wouldn’t pay to find out.

    @JRT: Nope, that about covers it. I’d take Hairston.

    @SRM: Something’s up with Furcal to have less than five steals at this point, I’d hold tight to Young.

    @Doug Ault: I wouldn’t own either guy, but since you do, I think you gotta start ‘em.

    @Tony Y: What? He’s been dealing with a forearm issue? But that’s old news. Is there something else?

    @ZK: I’d go with Alberto Gonzales. Not sure on the web proxy.

    @Critter Nagurski: Yeah, they always pull him early. Koji gloves.

    @ThePoonTycoon: Nice

    @Suck My Wieters: Sure, and answered longer above.

    @jk: Votto/Bruce

    @Elijah: Good to see Lopez steal again on Sunday.

    @Beau: I don’t mind that trade for you, but I’d ask for Vazquez or Johnson first, in that order.

    @Jif & the Choosy Mothers: Interesting thought. Always wondered about Karabell. He just seemed to magically appear as an expert.

    @Joe from Point Pleasant: Ha! Nice, glad it worked out for you. Mostly he’s just a home start guy, but last night wasn’t a terrible road start.

    @Doug Ault: Ten more minutes. Please.

  35. Baron Von Vulturewins

    Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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    @Grey: I think the Qualls-angst was spurred by his totally weird appearance last night: Came in with the game tied and a runner on third and two outs, gave up a routine grounder to third, but Tony Clark botched the catch at first, run scores, game tied. Which led to a very weird line for Qualls:

    OIP OH OER OBB OK

    It’s like he never existed at all…

    From the Arizona Daily Sun:

    “All Arizona’s Tony Clark wanted to do was say he was sorry. The most routine of plays — a throw across the infield — resulted in a wacky finish that left players and managers on both sides stunned and speechless.

    Clark, who played his 1,202nd game at first base entering Sunday, dropped a routine toss from third baseman Mark Reynolds allowing Ronny Cedeno to score the winning run for the Mariners with two outs in the ninth inning of a 3-2 victory over the Diamondbacks on Sunday.”

    Also: I know you’ve been having tech glitches of late… the thing on the homepage that shows the most recent comments — is that gone? It was handy.

  36. Doug Ault says:
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    @Grey: Not the endorsement I was looking for.I picked them up for spot starts, maybe I’ll plant them to the bench this time.

  37. Stephen says:
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    Where’s the love that James Loney should get… At least some recognition (ps I just traded him away for Randy Wolf in a 20 team league). He has hit 3 homers this month and has 49 RBI on the season. Too Bad he is Mark Grace’s second coming…

  38. ZK says:
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    1. Anyone who calls him/herself an expert w/r/t to fantasy sports is in the same pile as someone who calls him/herself an expert in what Jesus wanted us to think. No way I can test your expertise, therefore you’re an expert. ‘less you’re Willy Wonka in my FRL league. That guy is sick experted.

    2. It’s apparently Sell Week in NL-only keeper leagues. Have another offer to brood: 12-team, keeper, auction style with Minor League rosters. 4×4 style (no k’s, no r’s). I’m in first with only two teams close, one within a point and the other 10 down. Offer is:

    I give Andre Ethier and Alcides Escobar
    I get Yovani Gallardo and Mike Cameron

    Ethier would cost me about $14/260 next year
    Escobar would go for $10 once he’s activated

    I’ve got Votto coming back this week, but points to gain in W’s and HR’s.

  39. Doug Ault says:
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    @ZK: Jesús Colomé ?

  40. Scott says:
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    @ZK: I like the Gallardo side. Ethier has only approached Gallardo worth with Manny in the lineup (and even that’s a stretch) and Manny is no guarantee for next year.

  41. G says:
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    Someone just offered me Joba and I give up Kershaw. Very similar stats but do you think Joba has more upside for the rest of the season? take this deal? thanks in advance

  42. @ grey: Hi, a fellow top 5 member of the standing is trying to trade lincecum for ryan howard….

    I managed to figure this out, would you intervene and make an offer of haren and dlee for Howard and maybe a.bailey? a deal worth making? or hold tight and let the trade happen….

    Im doing well in SP cats so far and am struggling in HR/RBI the most

    Haren, garza, shields, cueto, harang, wainwright
    prince, wright, dlee

    Thanks…

  43. mgeoffriau

    mgeoffriau says:
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    I’m rereading “Fantasyland” which is a good but not great book about fantasy baseball. In it, the issue of Matthew Berry being an “expert” is discussed….and the author’s opinion is that unlike many of the early experts who earned the title by developing projection systems, coining successful roto-strategies, or earning player evaluation jobs with MLB teams, Berry basically was just a decent writer who projected confidence in his advice, regardless of whether it had an particularly insightful information or not. IE, call yourself an expert, make some pretty obvious picks with the occasional high-risk high-reward pick, and never, ever, ever reveal that you are just guessing.

  44. ZK says:
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    @Doug Ault: Yes. Or Jesus Guzman. I had a student whose first name was Doncorleone. I asked him why, and he said his dad almost picked Jesus, but then he saw the Godfather.

  45. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Baron Von Vulturewins: Yeah, saw the Qualls thing a couple of days ago. But that was like the first time he didn’t do anything worth getting mad at.

    I liked the Recent Comments and the comment numbers too. Supposedly, they were taking up too much server space. I’m probably going to need to migrate the site to a new server over the 4th of July so we can get those two things back and have as little downtime as possible. Right now, we’re gonna have to go bare bones while at the old server.

    @GhostfacePrzybilla: Yeah, heard that. Thanks for sharing.

    @ZK: I’d take the Yovani side.

    @Doug Ault: Ha!

    @G: I’d want Kershaw.

    @matthole: Try and trade Haren/Lee for him.

    @mgeoffriau: Been meaning to reread that book now that I have a different perspective.

  46. Art Vandelay says:
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    Would you deal Pence or Lind for Rollins at this point? Is that giving up too much? Which one of those two would you rather sell? Thanks!

  47. SRM says:
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    Anyone see this note on Neftali Feliz:

    Rangers pitching prospect Neftali Feliz has been moved to the Triple-A Oklahoma City bullpen.

    If Feliz fares well in relief he could be added to the major league roster in a matter of weeks. “We’d like to see if he’s an option to help the Major League club in that role,” general manager Jon Daniels said. “He’s scheduled to throw an inning there tomorrow. We still feel he may start for us in the future but we’re going down that road first.” Feliz is 3-5 with a 3.86 ERA in 13 starts this season.

    @Grey: He’s not in Yahoo!’s database, but if he made the jump to the show, would he be worth using a waiver?

  48. Grey

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    @Art Vandelay: I’d deal Lind for Rollins.

    @SRM: Thanks for the heads up, definitely worth a waiver grab.

  49. Scott says:
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    @G: Kershaw’s ERA by month 7.29, 2.57, 2.18. He may have some starts skipped if LA still has close to a double digit lead in September, but you gotta go with him in that park against that division.

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    @Grey:

    Karabelly is hilarious. He has to write one column a week where he rates closers, and just last week after Frasor had been named Closer he didn’t even have him in his top 60 relievers. Umm, hello?

  51. @Beau: I mean really, your guess is as good as mine. I don’t watch the Angels play, so all I can go on are the trends his stats show. 15-0 in SB until May 19th, 0-2 since then. (His two CS were against Blanco and Martin, who both have pretty solid CS% numbers.) But still, he hasn’t shown any signs of “now being healthy and ready to steal.”

    Grey is right though, its a decent deal, and worth a shot to see if you can get a Vazquez or Johnson instead. I just don’t think he’s the SB threat you are looking for. Since we are just guessing, I bet he gives you 10 more over the remainder of the season.

  52. Stephen says:
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    @SRM: Not sure why they want him as a reliever. Hollland hasn’t pitched well in the rotation, why not give him a chance to start? Either way, he may be worth a grab, but he wont get a ton of innings in middle relief. I have been pretty hesitant on most rookies this year, and even though I wrote an article on him. Feliz walks too many batters for my liking.

  53. Joe B says:
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    Neftali Feliz IS in the Yahoo! database… hey Grey… what do you think of Gavin Floyd? He’s a free agent in my 10 team H2H league… worth dropping the likes of Liriano for him at some point soon here???

  54. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Joe B: Floyd’s looked great. F-Lir, not so much. I’d make that switch in a 10 team league.

  55. Greg says:
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    What kind of pitching will I have to give up to get Tulo? Maybe someone like Shields?

  56. airlifting says:
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    @SRM: i do believe feliz is in yahoo’s player list…i had him on watch very early in the year.

  57. Dingo says:
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    @knighttown: I think that’s a fair trade for Bruce, but good luck getting anybody to bite on it. I’ve recently tried shopping him around, but he appears to be pretty toxic right now, as his value has fallen significantly over the season, and nobody can be sure exactly how to estimate his value at this point (thank you, Wikipedia). I think you’re best bet is to bench Bruce for a little while to see if he catches on fire, and then ship him off to someone needing help in HR/RBIs.

  58. The Dude says:
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    Any Peavy updates?

    Initially I read that he might require season-ending surgery, but that now seems to be off the table.

    I’m considering offering Corey Hart for him (who’s been relegated to my bench). Advisable?

  59. MikeE says:
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    How is Ludwick as a buy low right now? Would Vlad/Thome or Vlad/Cuddyer be enough to grab him? Should I aim higher with that package?

  60. Grey

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    @Greg: Shields seems a bit too much. Maybe Cueto?

    @The Dude: Haven’t heard any good news, and wouldn’t trade Hart for him. You can get a healthy pitcher with Hart.

    @MikeE: Vlad and one of those should get Ludwick. Could try to aim higher (J. Upton?) but not sure you can pull it off with how Vlad’s looked.

  61. Greg says:
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    Which side: Shields or Rollins?

  62. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Grey: mayberry s just a dh/fill in for ibanez,keep scott hairston over him?

  63. SRM says:
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    @Joe B: @airlifting: Thanks. You’re right, I must’ve typed it in wrong in my haste.

  64. mgeoffriau

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    Grey, any thoughts on this kid Everth Cabrera? Supposedly he’s got blazing speed and a weak bat. 2 SB’s in one game so far, though, worth a pick up?

  65. Grey

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    @Greg: Depends what you need, but I’d prefer Rollins.

    @AL KOHOLIC: I’d hold Hairston over him.

  66. Grey

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    @mgeoffriau: Worth a pickup for speed, just not at the expense of anyone too worthwhile. Definitely worth grabbing in NL-Only leagues.

  67. Beau says:
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    Any angels fans out there who have some insight into Abreu’s SB potential from here on out?

  68. mgeoffriau

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    @Grey: This season only, disregarding category needs, would you rather have Sean Rod or Everth? Could also drop Blanks, but I think he’s more likely to get playing time than Sean Rod.

  69. Joe B says:
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    What is the dizzeal with T Hafner??? Will he get consistent at bats after inter-league play is done or will he always get a few days off a week to keep him fresh… could be a nice guy for utility if he keeps up his solid hitting. I have A Huff and I Stewart currently to play utility and thinking of grabbing K Morales… who do you like more going forward, Morales or Hafner?

  70. Hardcore Midget says:
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    12 team H2H keeper league, who do you like the best for this year (and beyond):

    Scott Hairston
    Nolan Reimold
    Juan Rivera

  71. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Beau: Can steal 15 bases in 80 games.

    @mgeoffriau: Everth

    @Joe B: Hafner should start 5 days a week. I’d stick with Hafner over Morales, bit more power upside.

    @Hardcore Midget: Reimold

  72. mannybeingmanny says:
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    Who could I reasonably expect in exchange for M Reynolds right now? For instance, say I was looking to upgrade my OF, who should I reasonably target? Carlos Lee, maybe the DL’d Hamilton? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Yahoo H2H – 6 player keeper league

  73. Dingo says:
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    @ZK: How have I missed the fact that there’s a player named “Alberto Gonzalez,” and that he plays in Washington, no less!

  74. Grey

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    @mannybeingmanny: Lee seems fair. Maybe Berkman, BJ Upton, Victorino, somewhere in there. I wouldn’t mess with the injured Hamilton.

  75. Joe B says:
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    Rest of the way at SS whose better? J Peralta or R Furcal???

  76. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Joe B: Different things, but I’d take Furcal.

  77. Joe B says:
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    @Grey: Furcal because of the team he plays for??? I’m hearing that Furcal skills have diminished greatly and he will be lucky to get 15 steals… I friggin drafted him cause of his speed and average, none of which he is supplying… thank god for mark reynolds and his lightning speed!

  78. Grey

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    @Joe B: Furcal looks dusty at best, but Peralta hasn’t exactly been tearing it up. I’d prefer Furcal because he could steal 20 in the 2nd half and Peralta seems less likely to hit 20 HRs.

  79. G says:
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    Someone just offered me Lowe but I give up Cuddyer. Lowe has sucked recently but do I get him while Cuddyer’s value is high? pull triggeR?

  80. Rick Dempsey says:
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    @Grey: Just wanted to say thanks for the Juan Rivera suggestion. He’s been solid for my team now that Quentin might be out and it looks like he’s going to be more than a streaker.

  81. Grey

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    @G: I’d want Lowe.

    @Rick Dempsey: Cool, glad it’s worked.

  82. Ham says:
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    12 Team H2H league 8 x 8 ( 3 extra pitching cats – Losses, Walks, Complete Game)

    Better for the rest of the year Dan Haren or Javy Vazquez? Thanks

  83. bobbo says:
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    @Grey: Beltran and Ibanez on the shelf. Which temporary fill in are you looking at between Cuddyer, Hairston, Ross, and Rowand? (Come to think of it, do you like these guys over Abreu too… he sucks!)

  84. I'm Keith Hernandez says:
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    11 team league, drop Liriano for Rivera, need an of

  85. Commish Cauda (formerly Mike) says:
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    @Grey:

    Who would you rather have between Everth or Valbuena?

  86. schlitz says:
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    15 team league MI andrus or khhhalil g.

  87. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @schlitz: Andrus for speed, Khalil for power. I’d opt for Andrus.

  88. schlitz says:
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    Now that’s quick service. Thanks G

  89. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Grey: i wont be drafting pitchers til 7 or later round anymore,my midseason draft did go well and i didnt dratf a pitcher till late,still think my staff is above ave. What do you think of el gio gonzalez against the giants(they seem to be hitting of late)

  90. RIP Harry says:
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    Lindstrom to DL, who to pick up? Nunez?

  91. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @AL KOHOLIC: I wouldn’t start him there.

    @RIP Harry: Thanks for the heads up! I’d grab Meyer.

    ********Lindstrom to the DL*******

  92. vinko says:
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    Needing a replacement C for Snyder in a 12 team. Olivo, Barajas, Santos, and Montero are prolly the best of the rest (2 catcher league.) Thanks-

  93. Greg says:
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    Hudson worth a pickup as a DL-stashee?

  94. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @vinko: Throw Santos in there.

    @Greg: If you have room, sure.

  95. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @vinko: ive been going with olivo and he has been great,7 hr in last 70 ab`s

  96. mgeoffriau

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    Thanks for the Lindstrom heads up….someone in my league is already rostering Nunez, so that made the decision to grab Meyer easy.

  97. Dim says:
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    Votto, Hamels & Lester or Prince, Haren & Scherzer?

  98. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Dim: Prince side, but it’s close.

  99. Rob says:
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    great post as always Grey,

    a guy in my league wants to trade me longoria + one of the following for crawford ( I have braun, crawford, cruz, jones and bj upton on my bench so I can afford to flip and OF) and beckett

    Ortiz (i have howard and agonzo, but think i can flip one of them if i get ortiz)
    M. Young (I right now have drew and furcal at ss, neither is tearing it up)
    an sp (cain, burhrle, lester, lilly, duke or kazmir)

    what are my best to worse options since I have no guarantee he will agree to any of the above.

    Id like to do a trade since i currently have lowell as my 3b.

    BTW, its a point league, not roto

    Thanks for the help

    Rob

  100. nick m. says:
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    rotoworld is saying lindstrom is out until mid-august as he’s been told to rest for 4 weeks. i just dropped madson for meyer…should i also try to pick up nunez (can only really drop frasor or weiters with sandoval as my catcher).

  101. Grey

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    @Rob: Longoria + SP, Cain, Lester or Lilly, in that order.

    @nick m.: I’d try and grab Nunez too if you can. Not a huge fan of dropping either of those though.

  102. @Grey: GREAT post this AM! As for this afternoon, Meyer or Howell?
    & at this point, if your team were leading in a Keeper League and Zimmerman with Hanson or Price could get you A-Rod would you pull the trigger? Thanks!

  103. nick m. says:
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    i have a struggling price, liriano, and c. hart as well, but i can’t justify dropping any of them either?

  104. s221506 says:
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    meyer or nunez? if you can only get one, who?

  105. Grey

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    @zombie: Howell. I wouldn’t do that deal.

    @nick m.: I could justify dropping Liriano in a 10 team league if you need saves badly.

  106. Grey

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    @s221506: I grabbed Meyer where both were available. Could easily be Nunez. It’s not crystal clear, unfortunately.

  107. zk says:
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    Can anyone name three left-handed relievers promoted to closer mid-season who have saved +10 games the rest of the way? I love Meyer, but I don’t see this happening.

  108. nick m. says:
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    12 team H2H, I now have FrankFranc, Howell, Frasor, and Meyer. I traded Krod for Markakis a while back and have been scrambing for saves since. So, it is a big of a rag tag bunch, but it would be hard for me to carry 5 closers with only 5 bench spots.

  109. zk says:
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    @zk: scratch 10 and put 3.

  110. Grey

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    @zk: Mike Gonzalez, Brian Fuentes, George Sherrill and Scott Downs.

  111. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    @Rob: god, don’t take ortiz. or kazmir. or duke. or buerhle.

  112. Doc says:
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    McClung starting for Brew Crew on Saturday

  113. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    @zombie: @Grey: wow, i’m in a keeper league and have a standing offer of markakis+huff for aroid. i’m in 2nd place. sounds to me like grey is saying to jump all over it.

  114. zk says:
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    @Grey: well-played. Any of those four have as bad a k/bb history as Meyer does in the minors?

  115. zk says:
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    @zk: post-2005, that is.

  116. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @ThePoonTycoon: Huh? What did I do now?

    @zk: Without looking up any of their numbers, I’m gonna say Sherrill wasn’t great. No idea if that’s true. Meyer’s actually pitched to more righties this year than lefties. That I did look up.

  117. zk says:
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    @Grey: I have him two NL-only leagues, and he seems to come in for two hitters at a time. Never thought to check if those were actually lefties. His BAAs are pretty splendid: .191 against LH and .155 against RH. So you’re right.

  118. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    @Grey:

    “if your team were leading in a Keeper League and Zimmerman with Hanson or Price could get you A-Rod would you pull the trigger? Thanks!”

    “I wouldn’t do that deal”

    of course i’m assuming that markakis + huff is more valuable this year than zimmerman + hanson/price, and we only keep 5 players, so it’s pretty unlikely hanson or price would be kept. and i think we can all agree markakis > zimmerman at this point (even though zimmerman’s stats are slightly better right now, we haven’t gotten to markakis’ 2nd half surge).

  119. peter says:
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    Ugh… how about another “should I drop ____” for Nunez/Meyer? In this case, _____ is Hank Blalock. He’s just been sitting on my bench for weeks, and his avg and playing time have both been going down. 12 team league, could use the saves.

  120. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    i’ve been sitting on justin smoak for awhile now, so i’m hoping the blalock/davis struggles means i get to give him a trial run as soon as he proves he’s completely over the oblique strain thingy.

  121. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Grey: i grabbed meyer,would have to drop peavy for nunez?im not desperate for saves but saves are saves

  122. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @AL KOHOLIC: Eh, I wouldn’t drop Peavy yet.

  123. peter says:
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    @Grey: I split the difference and picked up Meyer in one league, Nunez in another.

    @AL KOHOLIC: Even if you were desperate for saves, I don’t think you should drop Peavy. If you consider him that expendable, trade him – someone will buy. At the very least you could back get more of a secure/certain closer than the meyer/nunez situation.

  124. Steve says:
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    @AL KOHOLIC: It’s perfectly OK to admit that you grabbed a closer for the sole reason to stop anyone else from getting him…

  125. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Steve: oh i know,if you and i have 30 saves,i grab a rp that you dont and he gets 3 saves,even if i didnt play him,i improved my team,not being a hater,just a player,especially since ive dropped out of 1st to 3rd

  126. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Steve: we can trade though

  127. bobbo says:
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    @Grey: You like Joba tonight at ATL?

  128. Steve says:
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    @AL KOHOLIC: Of course.

    My closer spots are filled though, with Howell left over. Power’s what I need.

  129. Greg says:
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    Anybody starting Nolasco tonight?

  130. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Greg: i am in one league,the only 1 i own him in

  131. Steve says:
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    More not-so-good news from the exploding post-it note:

    GM Omar Minaya was on WFAN’s Mike Francesa Show Tuesday and gave a run down on the Mets’ injuries. He said that Beltran is on crutches and prepared to undergo platelet-rich plasma therapy to treat the bone bruise that doubled in size since the previous MRI and be fitted for orthotics, the NY Post’s Mets blog reports.
    Spin:
    Minaya says his best-case scenario is 15 days, “But I can also tell you that I’m not gonna tell you that he’s gonna be back within the 15 days. I said to myself … if we get him back for the second half, after the All-Star Break, I’d sign up for that right now,” Minaya said. All indications are that Beltran should be ready after the All-Star Break and the type of injury and recovery period should hopefully mollify those who indicate that he is a soft player given what he must have been playing through to stay on the field.

  132. Robert says:
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    Really need some help. I have been offered Josh Johnson for my Beltran. I have Rios, Cruz, Reimold, Bourn, and Choo on my team. My pitching has Vasquez, Kazmir, Nolasco, Wainwright, Lackey, Liriano, Hanson. Don’t know when Beltran is coming back and when he does how good he’ll be. Would any of you trade your Beltran for someone’s Josh Johnson. Any and comments would be apprecitated.

  133. zk says:
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    @Robert: Not just anyone’s Josh Johnson. But if he’s a good dancer…

    I take it.

  134. Greg says:
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    @AL KOHOLIC: Uhhh… that doesn’t really answer my question but thanks anyway.

    @Grey: Thanks!

  135. Greg says:
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    @AL KOHOLIC: Nevermind, I misread your comment.

  136. zk says:
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    Start/not: Porcello v. Cubs in detroit.

  137. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Greg: grey agreed to start him

  138. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @zk: I’d sit him.

    *******Nunez is saying he’s fine. Think he’ll be first in line. Switch the Meyer adds if possible.******

  139. Steve says:
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    @Grey: Grrr. I guess Meyer takes over in the 8th?

    Only league I could get him or Nunez in counts Holds so not a total fail.

  140. Probable Party Starter says:
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    @Grey: Grey you can’t just flippity-flop like that on us! We rely on you for 100% concrete iron-clad info (especially those of us with trasaction limits).

  141. Grey

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    @Steve: Yeah, probably.

    @Probable Party Starter: I’m not thrilled either, since I have Meyer on all of my teams, but Nunez is saying he’s fine.

  142. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Probable Party Starter: nunez was day to day,and wammmy now he`s ready to go,not greys fault

  143. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Grey: problem is,nunez says he`s 25 years old to,we could have a fibber on our hands

  144. Steve says:
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    @Grey: @AL KOHOLIC: Nothing like a shot at closing to make a guy feel better…

  145. bobbo says:
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    @Grey: Drop Ervin Santana or Cahill for Nunez? Rivera, Fuentes, Gonzalez, Frasor my RP’s in h2h.

  146. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @bobbo: I’d lose Ervin.

  147. Greg says:
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    If you use CBS, get the “Ad blocker” add-on if you use Firefox. Nice!

  148. Doc says:
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    from Rotoworld — In light of Edinson Volquz’s MRI revealing elbow inflammation, the Cincinnati Enquirer’s John Fay expects Triple-A Louisville’s Homer Bailey to start Saturday in Cleveland.
    Bailey has bombed in 18 career major league starts, but fantasy owners should consider taking him for a spin this weekend. He’s been lights out with a 0.47 ERA and 38/7 K/BB at Louisville since developing a nasty split-fingered fastball just over a month ago. Bailey has also been closing out games at 96-97 mph and drawing praise from Bats manager Rick Sweet, who says he’s never seen the 23-year-old throw better.

  149. elwood says:
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    with you on pitchers and their dang injuries..take the guy Im having to prop up..Linc..these complete game stiks aren’t doing his RAS* much good…heard he’s gonna have to start pitchin every dang inning for ‘em

    *rocket arm syndrome

  150. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Doc: Thanks for the heads up! You’re always the bearer of bad news, huh?

  151. Greg says:
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    @Doc: Nice. I will keep an eye on him since I really doubt anyone in my league will pick him up.

  152. G says:
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    give up Cuddyer and Carpenter to get Markakis and Lowe?

  153. Doc says:
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    @Grey: hah!

  154. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @G: I’d take the Markakis side.

  155. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    par for the course,pie gets a hit,then caught stealing,good,get reimold back in there

  156. john says:
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    @Grey: For Friday, how do you feel about Hammel @Oak? How bout Holland @home?…or would you rather commit harakiri?

  157. royce! says:
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    At the dentist today, one hour in to a 2 1/2 hour procedure, I was given a chance to rest my jaw so I checked up on Razzball. Finding that Lindstrom was out, I raced to pick up Meyers in the RCL. Apparently I was a little groggy- I picked up Drew Meyers.

    I was able to drop the wrong one for the right one but I guess it won’t matter much if Nunez (who was picked up right after I picked up Drew Meyers) closes.

    And I missed out on picking up Downs b/c it was “date night.”

    I really should learn my lesson and never plan anything during the baseball season.

  158. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @john: I’d give Hammel a go if you need a start. Wouldn’t mess with Holland.

    @royce!: Ha! Drew Meyer is money.

  159. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @royce!: great,told my better half that story

  160. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Grey: kawakami pullen after 3 ,dont know why no hits against or walks

  161. Steve says:
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    @AL KOHOLIC: @Grey: Game’s on here. Her got clouted by a comebacker from Joba. Ball rebounded to short and Joba got thrown out at 1st.

  162. royce! says:
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    @AL KOHOLIC: Good. I hope she will regard it as a lesson that one could be more obsessive than yourself about this stuff. Or she could see how things like date night can really mess up a fantasy team and just let you be. [insert winking emoticon?]

    Seriously, though, I hope she had a laugh. I was laughing as it happened, but that was probably from the ether.

  163. cubbies299 says:
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    Hey, Coghlan, Krispie, KMorales, or Cecil? All need aside.

  164. royce! says:
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    Holy crap! Garza walked Victorino, Utley and Howard, then induced a double play and struck out Stairs! Is that as exciting as I think it is, or is it still the ether?!!

  165. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    hope nobody bought into arroyo`s recent decent streak,getting sha lambed

  166. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Steve: im assuming you didnt start hockevarhe actually looks good so far

  167. Steve says:
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    @AL KOHOLIC: Don’t own him.

    Have Joba, Haren and the Wolfman going across my three leagues today/tonight.

  168. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    ,i got,nolasco,chamberlain in 2 leagues and i went ahead and threw gonzalez in our keeper

  169. zk says:
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    @Grey: Thanks, Grey. I’m in a QS league, so Porcello’s start is virtually useless tonight.

  170. Greg says:
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    Why is Longo out of the game??

  171. Dingo says:
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    Who is this Zobrist who strikes out twice against Fatty Blanton? I know not this Zobrist!

    Come to think of it, who is this Blanton who strikes out 10 Rays in 7 innings?

  172. paulzone says:
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    hill or cano?

  173. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    longoria hurt????

  174. zk says:
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    Dave Myerz 11 pitch save. That was pretty much good.

  175. Doc says:
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    @AL KOHOLIC: Hammy is still sore.

  176. @ThePoonTycoon: Sorry for the late opinion, but I see your logic. You could also look at it this way… Markaikis & Huff for Zimm & Price/Hanson. Best player in the deal says take Spartacus; but Keeper league considerations and winning this year might lean towards the Zimm package. But back to that headcase A-Rod, the way he looks these days I think that I’d take either deal for him!

  177. john says:
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    damn you Rios and your damn ticker teasing ways!

    …on a separate note, how much longer is CJ Wilson going to hold onto the closer role?

  178. Commish Cauda (formerly Mike) says:
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    *16-team, mixed, H2H-Points League*

    Zobrist & Hardy FOR Tulo & Nunez

    I own Tulo & Nunez…need a 2B badly (Kelly Johnson is my current 2B), and I don’t need a closer, (own Nathan & Soria). Zobrist/Hardy’s owner has Lindstrom, and needs a closer. Good deal for me?

  179. Mr Baseball says:
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    I smell something – it must bethe Crap Meter

    The Crap Meter – We play these players night after night because -Because Crap is Not Better than Nothing

    Mr Baseball Wednesday Night Crap Meter

    1-B Arroyo-gave up three long balls and 6 earned runs
    2-C Pavano-11 hits 6 runs 3 earned

    3-C Duncan LF (they all can share in the crap) since each went 0 -4
    3-C Rasmus CF
    3-R Ankiel RF

    4 -B Thompson-5 earned runs
    5-R Wolf-5 earned runs
    6-J Romero-3 earned runs in 2/3 or an inning

  180. john says:
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    @Grey: so then its probably safe to drop him for meyer?

  181. Jonny says:
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    Maybe stupid, but anyone give Kemp to get Smoltz? Got Braun, Ortiz, Dye, and Abreu for OF/DH. Just checking.

  182. Jonny says:
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    Yeah, Kemp just homered. There was my answer.

  183. Dingo says:
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    Sonovabench, Vlad!

    However, all will be forgiven if you either:

    a) return to your power-hitting ways for the rest of the season, or
    b) stay hot long enough for me to trade you… and then revert to crappiness.

  184. Doc says:
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    Wells on HR tonight: “Feeding off a lot of the positive energy in the stands last night. Fans started cheering my new nickname – Boo.”

  185. Fresh says:
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    Liriano was walking Braun and Fielder, worth the walks in my mind.

  186. john says:
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    @Doc: please tell me he actually said that

  187. Fresh says:
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    edit: well actually Braun twice, Hart, Cameron and Gamel with mostly sliders; guess the guy smashes fastballs or something.

  188. Dim says:
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    Javy Vazquez + JJohnson, or Haren + Scherzer?

  189. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Fresh: Fair enough

    @Dim: Vazquez side.

  190. Doc says:
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    @john: Can’t find it for sure. Saw it on Twitter so who knows for sure.

  191. mc serch says:
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    @Doc: Ha! I guess anyone growing up with the name Vernon has to have a good sense of humor.

  192. john says:
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    @Doc: lol, i’ll just decide to believe you/twitter because that quote is hilarious

  193. Prince says:
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    Nunez and Meyers both available, having a hard time deciding which to go with. I guess Nunez.

    Nolasco is a FA in my 10-team league; seems to be playing too well to be sitting there. Should I drop Lackey, Kershaw, or Wandy for him?

  194. Nick0rz says:
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    Just made a trade to bring Miguel Cabrera over to me. That gives me Teixeira, Wright, Arod, and Cabrera to fill 3 spots.

    Should I sit tight, or try and redeal for a top SP? If I deal, which one should I vote of the island?

  195. Prince says:
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    Oops, forgot to include Jurrjens there, but he’s playing pretty well too.

  196. Grey

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    @Prince: I’d want to own Nolasco over Nunez or Meyer. If you really need saves, go Nunez. Can’t drop any of those starters though.

  197. Grey

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    @Nick0rz: Trade Wright for Lincecum or A-Rod for a top starter, think Hamels.

  198. Steve says:
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    @Grey: What do you think of Lowe vs the Yanks tomorrow?

  199. Grey

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    @Steve: I’d throw him.

  200. Prince says:
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    @Grey: It’s hard for me to judge how many relievers I need, always has been. I have 11 pitchers, 4 of them are closers (Street, Rivera, Frasor). I’m at 7.5 out of 10 in saves (i.e., doing OK). Would you advise I go with 3 closers? Thanks

  201. Prince says:
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    Bah, mistake again. 4 are closers, that included Lindstrom. Sorry.

  202. Doc says:
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    Any thoughts on who I could target Starting Pitcher-wise for Jay Bruce?

  203. Grey

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    @Prince: I’d pick up Nunez if I owned Lindstrom.

  204. Grey

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    @Doc: Maybe a 2nd to 3rd tier guy? Think Wainwright, Josh Johnson, etc.

  205. JR says:
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    I know defense doesn’t matter in fantasy, but DAMN Beltre plays third base like a shortstop. Two plays in that 8th inning showed INCREDIBLE range: he almost made a Mays/Jeter basket catch way down the left field line and then caught a tricky popup by home plate. Wow.

    Schmohawk in fantasy; nice player in real life. Same could be said of FraGU, then he homers…

  206. Grey

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    @JR: Agreed, watching the game right now. Beltre’s tremendous fielder.

  207. Prince says:
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    @Prince: So Nunez and 4 closers / 7 starters rather than Nolasco and 3 closers / 8 starters?

  208. Grey

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    @Prince: You don’t need 8 starters.

  209. Ham says:
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    Finally gave in and dropped Atkins today, 3 for 4 hr 2 rbis, in his first start in a long while. Touche Garrett.

  210. Grey

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    @Ham: Ha!

  211. Robert says:
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    I have 8 starters. Who would you drop?

    Wainwright
    Vazquez
    Nolasco
    Lackey
    Kazmir
    Liriano
    Hanson
    Price

  212. Steve says:
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    @Grey: Cecil v Reds?

  213. Grey

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    @Robert: Hard to say without knowing how many teams are in the league, but probably Liriano.

    @Steve: Eh

  214. Robert says:
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    10 teams. Going to try to get Bruce for one of my pitchers.

  215. DrEasy says:
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    I’m hating the trade I made the first day of the Razzball Commenters Midseason League 1: I gave up Granderson + Ortiz + Joba for ARod + Hermida. I already had Hafner, so I wanted to get rid of one of my UT’s, and that was before ARod became “fatigued”.

    Please, someone tell me it’s not as awful as it looks!

  216. cubbies299 says:
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    Drop Tillman in my minor league keeper roster for Bailey’s next start to see if he puts it together? I doubt Tillman gets picked up between now and then

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