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Vicente Padilla had this to say recently to Telemundo about Mark Teixeira, “He should play a women’s sport.  When he hits a home run, he can take off his jersey and slide on his knees around the bases… Then, while he’s on his knees, well, let’s just say in my home country, we’d make him a bucket… And, if he wants to cry about me pitching him inside, he can cry into a sanitary napkin.  By the way, none of this is meant to be offensive to the senoritas.  Padilla loves the ladies.  Right now, I have three gagged and bound in my basement.”  Pretty harsh stuff from Padilla, but what do you want from a guy who looks like this when he’s mad?  None of the Padilla vs. Teixeira fight matters for fantasy baseball (but, man, it is fun!).  What matters for us is Te(i)x’s patchy history of turning it on in the 2nd half.  PABST (Post-All-Star Break Stats Teixeira) was coined when his 2nd half numbers were always sooooooo much better (yeah, seven oh’s).  Last year, he wasn’t better in the 2nd half.  Every other year though, he earned his only-in-these-parts nickname.  This year he went into the break with the start of his best month (.320, 2 homers in a week).  He’s also just coming out of his worst month, which has deflated his value.  A month where his BABIP was .224, his worst month since the previous June — maybe June is in cahoots with Padilla.  He’s hitting more ground balls this year, which is a bad sign, but this comes down to who can give you a 2nd half of 15-17 homers, 40 runs and 50 RBIs at 1st base?  Miggy, Prince, Pujols, Votto, and maybe Konerko.  They’re all before Tex in ESPN’s top 250 for the 2nd half.  (A-Gon is also way before Tex too, but I think they’re converting his six 1st half homers into metric, by accident.)  Will Te(i)x hit .320?  Not likely, over-the-internet friend.  Will he steal any bases?  Not unless the Yankees hire Padilla as their 1st base coach.  Everything else will be solid with a chance for more.   See, where I ranked him in my 2012 fantasy baseball top 100 for the 2nd half.  Yeah, I’m excited about his last 45% of the season.  Anyway, here’s some more players to buy or sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Justin Ruggiano – This Buy column is gonna sound a lot like last week’s because there hasn’t been that many games for other schmohawks to emerge.  Schmohawks usually take about three days to go from larva to butterfly, then caught in a jar and stared at by a fat kid for three days until it dies.  The All-Star Break interrupts that cycle.

Garrett Jones – Robot Jones went one for his last ten, so there’s a good chance his viability has gone the way of the dodo.  BTW, ‘The Way of the Dodo’ is my favorite song off of Nas’s album, The Idiomatic.

Norichika Aoki – Has a 15-game hitting streak going and he only has 12 games since April 27th when he’s started and not had a hit.  Ichiro who?!  “Suzuki, he’s a future Hall of Famer, you should kinda know him,” says Guy Who Doesn’t Understand Rhetorical Questions,

Juan Pierre – There’s talk he may get traded to the Reds.  Sometimes things are so perfect that they are inevitable. Dusty and Pierre being reunited is like Stan Javier joining Tony LaRussa’s Canasta club.

Delmon Young – Hit four homers on the way to the break.  Could be good for a 12-15 homer 2nd half, which doesn’t sound that impressive until you realize he’s only hit more than 13 homers over the course of an entire season once in his career.  If Delmon wasn’t related to The Meathook, would he even still be in the majors?  He’s averaging 12 homers and a .275 average over 6 seasons.  That’s hideous and he has a case of the heebee-BBs.  (Sorry to the submitter of TINSTAAFP; I couldn’t sell Rudy on it.)

Michael Brantley – Doing a little bit of everything.  Emphasis on ‘little.’  In fact, he’s doing so little he’s barely rosterable in most 12 team leagues.

Greg Dobbs – With Stanton on the DL, Dobbs will see an uptick in playing time.  Wow, my Autocorrect tried to change uptick to upchuck.  You’re so smart, Autocorrect.

Jon Jay – I was about to say I can’t believe Jon Jay isn’t owned in more leagues, then I looked at his stats.  The Federalist is solid for a help in average and passing shizz through Congress.

Lorenzo Cain – It looked like Lorenzo Cain would get playing time last year, then pfft.  Then this year, I was like Cain…Sugar! and the Royals were like, “We’re gonna play him…But we’ll trade for Bourgeois just in case… Or maybe we’ll play Dyson, we like his chicken… No, eff it, we’re gonna play Cain…Sugar!” And then he got hurt.  Then him and Mat Gamel took the online University of Phoenix seminar, “Opportunities Knocks Isn’t Just A Dana Carvey Movie,” and Cain’s back.  Cain’s rest of the season projections are 7 homers and 15 steals.  That’s the ceiling.  Actually, that’s punching a hole in the ceiling with the metal plate in your head and going about 50 feet above his ceiling.  More likely, you’re gonna get 3 homers, 5 steals and Wil Myers will probably be called up to take his playing time.  I’d grab Cain in all leagues, but I’d be conservative about who I drop.

Wil Myers – No idea where I heard this name before… Oh, I know!  All the Short Eyes asking about him.  Honestly (like I’d lie to you; my name is Grey Albright and I approve of honesty), I don’t think Myers is up until September, but he is tearing up the minors.

Pedro Ciriaco – Going 7 for your first 13 will have people taking notice.  You feel me?  Okay, could you stop, it’s a little creepy.  Here’s what I said the other day, “…He fills in for Pedroia.  He has speed, but Frankie Muniz has a race car and it doesn’t make him a race car driver.  In Triple-A, Ciriaco stole 14 bases with 8 times caught stealing.  I could see taking a flyer on him for SAGNOF…”  And that’s me quoting me!

Erick Aybar – I wonder if someone in Venezuela kidnapped his stealing bases’ ability and threatened to kill it if he tells anyone… Yeah, that’s probably it.  Oh, he is hitting over .300 in the last 5 weeks.

Adam Lind – He continues to keep his hot bat alive because I’ve abstained from picking him up.  Do you see what I do for you?  This is like the fantasy baseball Sophie’s Choice.

Sergio Romo – Sounds like Casilla will be okay blister-wise, but that says nothing of whether he’ll be okay pitching-wise.  That’s the why’s on the Buy’s.  If you’re waiver-wise, you’ll pick him up, guys…and four girl readers.  Dah, that rhyme fell apart!

Greg Holland – Yesterday, I went over all the closers for fantasy baseball.  I wrote it while wearing rose-colored glasses.  Trippy, doode.  Broxton’s been more than serviceable, but if the Royals have any sense in their highly functioning cantaloupe, they’ll trade him.

Wilton Lopez – The Astros said that everyone is for sale.  The Astros fans said, “Yeah, about 7 years late.”  When Myers gets dealt, Lopez will be the Astros’ side piece.

Michael Fiers – You couldn’t get Michael Fiers if you were f**king Michael Fiers!  Ha!  It’s in your head again.  Sucker!

Travis Wood – ESPN had this note for Wood, “Wood needed 100 pitches (61 strikes) to get the six innings, but his mates provided enough run support to get him his fourth win of the year.”  Mates?  Does Jon Jay need to fight for our independence all over again?!

Matt Harvey – The Mets first prospect with K potential (9+ K /9 in his minor league career) since Kazmir is probably being called up to replace Gee.  Pitching at Metco alone warrants consideration in NL-Only leagues.  Based on his high BB rates in AAA (almost 4 per 9 innings), expect a lot of 5-6 inning starts.  Looking forward to his Kings of Citi Field Tour with Bernie Madoff, D.L. Pelfrey, and Cedeno the Entertainer.

Jose Quintana – He’s been spectatactular in every game he’s pitched so far except a matchup against the Yankees and you wouldn’t have started him there anyway.  It won’t continue, but own him while you wait for the Liquid Paper to get dropped on his stats.

Zach McAllister – Don’t you want to call him McAlkaseltzer?  Eh, maybe it’s me.

Tommy Milone – On April 10th, I told you to pick him up.  Three months later, I’m still telling you.  You better be in a coma!  Which is also the message my dad leaves me when I don’t call him back within a few hours.

SELL

Carl Crawford – I went over him briefly in the top 100 for 2012 fantasy baseball’s 2nd half (geez, that’s a mouthful — that’s what she said!  Huh?).  It was announced Crawford would return on July 16th.  I think you’re slightly delusional if you think you’re getting the Crawford back that was a 2nd round draft pick as recently as last year.  That’s not to say delusional’s always a bad thing.  It’s one of the number one tenets of The Secret.  Say it and it will happen.  No matter how ludicrous.  I’m paraphrasing.  So, walk around saying Crawford was worth the 3 month stash and he’s about to give you a half season of MVP numbers.  Don’t say how he wasn’t even good last year in Fenway or how Dr. James Andrews put his business card in Crawford’s jacket pocket and patted it twice like he’s a Mafia don.  Don’t say how Crawford will probably throw the ball into 2nd, snap his elbow and be shelved for another 6 months.  Don’t say any of that jazzamashizz.  Say Crawford is gonna give you more than 8 homers and 16 steals in the 2nd half.  Where did I pull 8 homers and 16 steals from?  That was his 2010 2nd half that led into him being drafted in the 2nd round.  8 homers and 16 steals?  That’s a bad month for Mike Trout!  Mike Trout had 8 homers and 16 steals while you were sleeping last night.  And there were no games, yet he’s still playing!  Seriously, if you can trade Crawford before he starts playing, it will probably be the peak of his value.  I wouldn’t trade Crawford for a Sonic, the Hedgehog tote bag, but if you threw in the matching murse, I’d consider it.

363 Responses

  1. A Rudy response earlier mentioned, not much value in Rizzo in a 10 Teamer. I own him in one (it is a Keeper, but ignore that; still playing to win this season) and was optimistic in regards to the second half. Should I consider adjusting this attitude? Currently playing him at UTIL with three very able 1B/3B occupiers. Better served in the second half with any of the 10 Team standard dropped underachievers like Krispie, D. Young, Maybin, Lind, LaHair, or even C. Santana? Thanks & happy weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, I’d hold Rizzo there…

  2. B.o.B says:
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    Who gets the bench today:

    Harper @ Mia (Johnson)
    Bruce vs. StL (Wainwright)
    AGon @ TB (Hellickson)
    Goldy @ ChC (Maholm)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A-Gon

  3. chilidavisconcarne says:
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    Krispy got dropped recently in my 12 team h2h league, OBP instead of avg. Right now, I have stubbs manning my 3rd of spot (Yahoo)…similar type of guys, would you swap one for the other?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d prefer Stubbs…

  4. nightpandas says:
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    Who gets the start today (start 2):

    Belt vs Hou
    AJax @ Bal
    Boneface vs Wsh
    JD Mart @SF

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jackson, Bonifacio

  5. Chillmodious says:
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    Hi there, Grey… hope you had a nice ASB. I just got around to buying your (e)book, but don’t really know how the whole “delivery” process works. Would you mind letting me know? (if you haven’t already–I didn’t check my e-mail yet) Thanks dude!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A pigeon will drop it off on your window sill… Actually, you should have it in your email already, let me know if you don’t…

      • Chillmodious says:
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        @Grey, Sweet! Just saw it, but haven’t opened it yet.

        I’m a little bummed the pigeon won’t be bringing it by my window, though. I already prepared a tiny scroll I was planning to fasten to its leg so that it would carry my secret message back to you… I guess it will have to remain a mystery.

        • Prezii says:
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          @Chillmodious, probably the funniest short convo ive ever read… Lol

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You can’t find your own pigeon? Geez!

  6. Simply Fred

    simply fred says:
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    REL Quintana: I get his next one @BOS. May want to sit him there, but then projects for MIN home and away.

  7. EG says:
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    Thanks for the buy/sell.

    Of the names listed in the post, which OF will provide the best ROS numbers in terms of runs/SB/avg (aforementioned categories listed in order of need)? Also looking at Coco, Ichiro (blech, but he is available), Maybin.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cain… Maybin…

  8. Prezii says:
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    Cool! First game after being deprived all week and its raining!!! Ughh.. good to have ya back though grey!

    • Chillmodious says:
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      @Prezii, Is it a light rain where a game will eventually be played, or is this looking like a PPD? Thanks!

      • Prezii says:
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        @Chillmodious, passing showers they say.. looks like its pouring tho! Im sure it wont be postponed but no start time as of yet.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good to be back!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thank you!

  9. royce! says:
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    Will Yahoo! finally place Stanton on the DL tonight?!! The suspense is killing me!

    You think I could argue self-defense if I stormed into Yahoo! headquarters in Sunnyvale armed to the teeth and demanded that they place him on the DL? How about provocation? Any jury would be on my side…

    • Prezii says:
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      @royce!, they are so lazy… Its been like a week! I guess asb is their break too.. not like they need one, they barely do anything anyway..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Supposedly Yahoo and CBS DL player when the MLB team does and because of the break the Marlins hadn’t…

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey, Yeah, I know. I just thought it would be easier to go to Sunnyvale than Miami… Just need to remind myself that this nightmare will be over by dinner time…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m in an NL-Only where not being able DL Stanton has really hurt me…

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey, Stanton has now been placed on the DL. Let’s see how long it takes Yahoo! to figure that out and do the same.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          YEEHAW

          • royce! says:
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            @Grey, Ha! That’s a hilarious response.

            Anyhow, I’m already bored of checking, and should probably be doing some “work,” which is what I like to refer to digesting the enormous plate of Columbian food I had for lunch. It’s not glamorous, but somebody’s gotta do it!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That sounds wonderful… Btw, dee Gordon was traded for Craig Stammen in my keeper… Am I missing something? I’m not too close to the situation to properly evaluate it, am I?

              • royce! says:
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                @Grey, Dunno…seems kinda suspicious to me.

                Are the keeper constraints lax enough that whoever owns Gordon would keep him next year? Did Gordon’s owner not have any DL space? Was Gordon’s owner Craig Stammen? How’s Gordon’s owner doing in the standings?

                Keep an eye on what the guy who got Stammen does with him. If he drops him relatively soon, I’d think that it was collusion, because it could be that instead of dropping Gordon outright (in our RCL, he’s not owned), Gordon’s owner decided to trade him to Stammen’s owner for basically nothing in order to prevent other teams from acquiring Gordon. I would call that collusion; others might not, though.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Team receiving Gordon is in first and needs steals, team receiving Stammen is in next to last and playing for next year… Gordon was a keeper for $10, Stammen’s not a keeper if we’re only playing Nationals players….

                  • royce! says:
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                    @Grey, Sounds like these guys are great friends and/or united in a hatred of all of the other teams. Yeah, that stinks, because there’s really no reasonable justification for the trade. Could be one of those situations where more than your “bad trade- you’re both dipshits- letter” is called for. It’s a drag that it’s a keeper, though, since you’ve probably committed a lot of time to a league with cheaters/idiots.

                    • Grey

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                      I really think the Stammen guy and the Gordon guy’s kids were playing together and the Stammen guy was like I’m out of it and don’t care for Gordon so you can have him for whatever… I’m actually surprised the guy in first place even accepted it… I feel like he’s usually above doing crap like this…

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                      @Grey, That’s less nefarious but still, just b/c you’re out of the running doesn’t mean you should ruin it for (nearly) everyone else.

                      Yahoo just announced Stanton is walking without crutches! Still haven’t placed him on the DL, though… yeesh.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      It’s just frustrating and if it was like Dee Gordon for, say, Tyler Skaggs, I’d say okay, he’s trying to think about keepers, but Stammen’s a non-play in any league… I just picked up K-Rod in that league, he at least has an avenue towards saves…. Stammen’s four deep on the save chain….

                    • royce! says:
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                      @Grey, I think the trade is lopsided enough that you should be able to demand a justification. If they can’t come up with anything reasonable, it should be reversed.

                      In appeals, this is called the substantial evidence test – if there is any evidence which, if believed, could justify the ruling or conviction on the trial court level, it’s can be upheld if the standard of review is substantial evidence. Weeds out a whole lot of appellate issues.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I talked to my buddy who’s in the league for an hour yesterday, we were trying to piece together why this trade would happen… The best we came up with is the guy taking Stammen wants to be the other guy’s friend/wants his kids to play with the other guy’s kids… There’s seriously no other reason to make the trade… You’re trading away the guy with the most steals in the NL for a guy that was just picked up off waivers and has no foreseeable valuable in the future… I’m boggled…

                    • royce! says:
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                      @Grey, An hour? Must’ve been a lot of: “How about…wait, no…what about if…uh, never mind…let’s say that…no…”

                      Yeah, there’s nothing in this trade that benefits Gordon’s owner.

                      Keep in mind that since Gordon is injured and had been, on a real baseball level, quite frankly shitty, this could end up not benefitting the other team either.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I hope it doesn’t… But there’s a long history here… Last year he traded Pence for Mike Adams… Yet that made more sense…

                    • royce! says:
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                      @Grey, I could see that making some sense, especially in a holds league (is it a holds league?), but half way through the season you can’t justify a trade that nets you a player that you should immediately drop. I know Razzballers don’t trust % owned numbers, but Stammen is owned in 1.7% of leagues. And you know who owns guys like Stammen? Guys like Simply Fred, who are just streaming MR in between starts, and then drop them within a day…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @royce!, Hey, check the glossary when you get a chance… A) Do you notice the new addition? B) Do you like them? C) Thanks!

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey, A) Yes. B) No. C) Sure.

        [trying to keep a straight face]… HA! The Sparky Anklebiter one is amazing! They should play that when Pedroia comes to bat.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You don’t like them?

          • royce! says:
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            @Grey, No, I was joking. They’re brilliant. I thought it would be funny to pretend that they were not. That’s why I added the trying to keep a straight face part.

            Kinda like a curmudgeonly, bitter sort of joke, but there you go.

            So, to be clear, they are awesome, and I hope you get recording for all of them. My kid can contribute some! Actually, she could only contribute one right now… is there a glossary term that’s just a high-pitched wailing?

            • Steve says:
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              @royce!, It’s called a ‘Steve’

              • royce! says:
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                @Steve, Brilliant!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              It’s a part of Steve Magic…

  10. Coco Krispie says:
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    I’ve been offered D. Wright, Lester, and Shields, for my Youkilis, Greinke, and D. Price in a 6×6 OBP Holds 12 team league. My offense is lacking a lil more than my pitching. Should I take it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s not great…

  11. McCoy says:
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    Better 2nd half stat line?

    Berkman, BJ Upton, or Willingham

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Berkman

      • mc serch says:
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        @Grey, God I hope you’re wrong about Beej in 2d half….

  12. Huckleberry says:
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    My season is lost and I’m looking to sell my topish tiered assets for future fantasy prospects in a 7- player keeper 12 team league.

    Who is winning this deal, Halladay & Choo/De Aza for Trumbo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can’t keep Halladay? Then take Trumbo…

  13. Adam says:
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    12 team, 5×5 roto…1800 IP limit, slightly over pace.

    Would you start Latos @ STL tonight? He’s been doin so well lately that I’m hesitant to mess that up with a potential 5 ER turd against a solid offense.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start him if I still owned him…

  14. McCoy says:
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    Thanks,

    So.. Drop Willingham, Kubel, or Mustakas for Berkman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold…

  15. Steve says:
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    Need a Holds guy. Boggs, Dunn, Balfour, Frasor or Belisario?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Boggs

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, The Boggster over Farnsworth?

        Also, maybe overthinking here but sit Colvin today against Lee and start Youk against 4Chen? Their records against the respective pitchers vary markedly…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Go with Boggs… Youk…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Hey, check the glossary when you get a chance… A) Do you notice the new addition? B) Do you like them? C) Thanks!

  16. I’ve been trying to deal my Carl Crawford agressively for a few weeks. There’s almost ZERO interest in him. His comments about needing off-season surgery and using the cut-off man more often aren’t exactly helping anything. He’ll pretty much have to come up and have a couple of good games to garner some attention. I offered Worley, Valverde, and Crawford for Kimbrel and Vogelsong… just a pitcher switch and a closer upgrade in exchange for him. Got laughed at. My point? I’m complaining, why do I need a point?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Yeah, I could see that in smarter leagues…

  17. Grey: Would you trade Hosmer for Teix 1 for 1? If that deal does not work out, how bout Hosmer/Trout for Teix/CarGo?

    • @MetalManic, (in a 7 keeper points league)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d do either…

  18. Steve says:
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    From some of the foregoing questions can I assume that Bonifacio is active again?

  19. reJoyce? says:
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    I’m still holding Krispie…for some reason. Drop him to take a flyer on Matt Joyce, Werth, or Ruggiano?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ruggiano

  20. jack says:
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    This will help me figure out a trade. Ks aren’t counted (wins, WHIP, era) Can you rank ROS: Niese, EJax, Fister, Vargas, Lohse? Any one or two of these guys stand out as the best of the bunch? Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Edwin, Niese, Fister…

  21. Spoon Fed says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Serious question: Aoki and Harper over CCrawford, ROS?

    League – AVG, HR, RBI, R, SB, OBP

    I am in 2nd place, last two spots on the roster up for grabs.

    Enjoy the salty dogs and mai-tais…

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harper over him, yeah… Thanks!

      • Spoon Fed says:
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        @Grey, what Aoki? I got three dudes for 2 spots….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Spoon Fed, Crawford and Harper…

  22. Prezii says:
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    Not lookin good for this cubs game.. storms might not pass over til late tonight.. PPD lookin very likely.

    • Prezii says:
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      Oh yeah.. were a go in chi town!!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Very nice!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can’t we ever play baseball again?!

      • Prezii says:
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        @Grey, really.. im going through withdraws over here!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya…

  23. Richard says:
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    Should I drop either G Floyd or Bucholz for Sheets?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold for now…

  24. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    E$PN radio finally said somethingI agree with, that Storage Wars is absolutely horrible and awesome all at the same time.

    Please Rank – here is my order – Duda, Lind, La Roche, Cozart, Krispy

    • Grey

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      Not sure if Storage Wars is infuriating enough to be horrible… Hell’s Kitchen does that mix for me… I can’t believe I’m watching yet, I’m watching it… LaRoche, Duda, Cozart, Lind

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey, but is infuriating enough to be infuriating, I caught some episodes of Auction Kings, It’s cool but doesn’t have that addictive quality I look for, you know like coffee and cocaine.

        Strangely I don’t like hell’s kitchen that much but I love Kitchen Nightmares. I watch it on BBC America all the time.

        Would you drop Krispy for Wilton Lopez?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Jack Full of Hate, Kitchen Nightmares at Burger Kitchen in LA is the all-time best episode of any reality show ever (small bit of hyperbole)… re: Storage Wars — Eh, it doesn’t piss me off that much, some roll eyeing when they’re like, “See that stained sofa that no one would pick up off the side of the road? I can get $400 for it.” I’d hold Krispie for a bit if that switch…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey, Jarrod will see a mattress with shit stains on it and will say they can clean it up and sell it for $200 bucks all day.

            The repetition of eye rolling is what pisses me off. It seems like I roll my eyes alot more lately. That might have more to do with knowing how it goes week after week.

            I love the Kitchen Nightmares when they went to downtown Pomona and they actually had an employee nicknamed Buzzard because he would jack all the food. That had to be the most ghetto kitchen ever

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey, nice link, I will check that one out

  25. JK Smiles says:
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    Grey, how do you feel about Quentin vs. Aoki? Think Carlos will stick around SD, or will he get dealt before the deadline?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t think it matters that much if he gets dealt between those two… Aoki’s for average and steals, Quentin’s for HRs and RBIs…

  26. DiscoD says:
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    Rios, Rasmus, Colvin, Rizzo, Goldschmidt

    Would you drop one of these guys for Berkman or Stubbs?

    • Long Bawls says:
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      @DiscoD, I’d drop Colvin for Berkman, but it’s not a slam-dunk.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold for now…..

  27. Long Bawls says:
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    I kinda gotta take Bruuuce for Aroldis, right (in a league where I have a 20-SV lead, in part because I have Myers+Broxton making saves while the sun shines)?

    But then who on my team will wake up in an ice-filled tub in Tijuana with a strange pain in his side? I mean, apart from A-Rod after his own donkey-show performance.

    But I gotta take that trade, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Bruce….

  28. TheNewGuy says:
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    Thank gawd baseballs back…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Oh yeah…

  29. ehhh... says:
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    drop any of these for cain(sugar): c ross, robot jones, r tejada?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tejada

  30. thegreater says:
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    Dropped Rajai Davis at end of first half, and threw BJ Upton into the spot to kill 5 non playing days. Now thinking I should really decide on an OF, and thinking of pitching Upton for one of these schmos…

    Available:

    Rajai
    Duda
    Fowler
    Belt
    Aoki
    Moss
    Dobbs
    Jones (NYY)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aoki for average, Duda for power, Upton for steals/upside…

  31. Ronnie James says:
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    In a keeper league where I am trying to hold onto 1st place, traded Moobs, Uggla and Crawford for Prince and Carlos Quentin. I have Craig and Altuve to cover 2nd and MI. How did I do?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did really well…

  32. Steve says:
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    Speaking of wailing, I’m against Bourn this week. Another HR. Seriously?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Totally insane… And Zimmerman went deep again…

  33. royce! says:
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    Sonavabenched on Soriano, and sonavastarted by Kennedy. And Yahoo! still hasn’t DL’d Stanton. Great start to the second half!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, CBS has a news blurb that Stanton has been DL’d yet not on their site…

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey, They must have a higher standard; they’re like, “Walk it off!”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @royce!, Ha… It’s merely a flesh wound!

          • royce! says:
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            @Grey, Giancarlo will bite your leg off! Oh, except he’s on the DL! Hooray! Our national nightmare is over…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              It’s an early Christmas miracle! (and a very late DL stint that started almost a week ago)

  34. nyydj2 says:
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    Grey, your killing it. Tex with 2 HR now. Is this 3 weeks in a row on a Friday?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Holy crap, it is! Hopefully he keeps it going for longer than a day…

  35. Steve says:
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    Great. The day I start Quintana, the league catches up with him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, I know…

  36. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    Kennedy for Cruz

    Already pulled the trigger, but I’m always interested in thoughts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Totally fair, I’d want Cruz but depends on needs… I just offered Vogelsong for Cruz though that does seem kinda crazy now that type it out…

      • Awesomus Maximus

        Awesomus Maximus says:
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        @Grey, I need power batting (HR, RBI) and power pitching (K, K/9), but I feel like Cruz turning more line drives into HRs is more likely than Kennedy pulling his head out of his ass.

        Vogelsong for Cruz does seem a little nutty. I have Vogelsong too, and would have rejected that offer.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Awesomus Maximus, Yeah, it’s probably too hopeful but Rudy just traded Casilla for Darvish, so I guess you never know…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lubey, HA!

  37. Booya says:
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    Trade berkman Hanson and reed for moustakas and jzimm?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Booya, I’d want Moustakas…

  38. knighttown says:
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    @Simply Fred (if you’re around)

    Incredible post the other day and I’m pretty excited to get started. I’ve always kind of worked this way, carrying 9 or 10 starters and only starting them in the truly plumb opportunities but this method is far more advanced. A few questions:

    1. I own Mike Leake (12 team, typical daily league). The thing is, he’ll rarely ever pass your “sniff test” because his home park is Cincinnati. Would you just drop a guy like this and look at him for matchups only? But what about a guy like Latos?

    2. I took a run at Cole DeVries so please let me know if I’m missing anything and add insight:
    Park- @ Minnesota = 11th (uh-oh…not a great start…do I quit?)

    Pitcher
    Hot or Not- Check…3 ER in last 15IP
    Heads Up- shutout- check
    Home- good numbers- check
    O-Swing%- 29.7% (average maybe?). Not enough to stop right?

    Opponent
    Home OPS- 28th- check
    RH OPS- 29th- check

    So we’ve got a great opponent and a pretty good pitcher in a below average park. Green light?

  39. knighttown says:
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    @ Simply Fred

    Also, no idea who to target for MR’s. My league has no holds so almost everyone is available. I suppose they need SP eligibility in my league (not going to bench a closer). Got any names you’d recommend?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @knighttown, You’d probably be better replying to his comment at #6…

  40. aj says:
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    how many saves you think it would take to win saves in a 13 team 5×5 roto?
    also, who do you add perkins, wilton lopez, or holland?
    who do you drop colon, bud norris, or niese?

  41. Lubey says:
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    Belt or Sugar Cain

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cain

  42. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    9 teamer.

    Got 2 DL slots and Stanton has finally been DL’d. Got Buchholz and Longoria on my DL.

    1) Drop Longo or Buchholz?

    2) Please rank Sale, Edwin, JMac, Latos, Buchholz, Bauer

    Thanks in advance.

    • Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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      @Shin-Soo Choo Choo, Regarding dropping Longo, I don’t want to, but my other 3B are Panda and Mous, so eventually I’ll need to make a decision, and that “eventually” could be mid August.

    • Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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      @Shin-Soo Choo Choo, @Shin-Soo Choo Choo, Regarding dropping Longo, I don’t want to, but my other 3B are Panda and Mous, so eventually I’ll need to make a decision, and that “eventually” could be mid August.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Buchholz… Sale, McDonald

  43. Ronkonkoma says:
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    5 oh-fers to start the 2nd half off and my opponent is up by 40 pts on me. So frustrating. And I had 3 sp to his 1 sp today. I hate this game sometimes.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn…

  44. later tater says:
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    grey,

    regarding this post, i flipped lahair(who i got as a fa in week 2) for tex in early may, based in no small part on your advice

    today, 1st gm of 2nd half, 2hr, 5rbi

    thanks a bunch!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  45. L-Boogie says:
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    Axford. Another 2 hits and a run. Welcome to the starting lineup, Ryan Cook. You start Monday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  46. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    I do so love your legs and slam,
    but Affliction T-shirts? C’mon man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      But the way he wears them!

  47. Jason says:
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    Ruggiano is my new favorite pasta! Extra parm please!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      And some extra steals on the side!

  48. Steve says:
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    Hmmm. Belisario coming in to pitch the 8th in a 2-1 game. Guerra pitched the 7th. You might need to update the Closer Look, Grey…

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, BTW, I’ve only seen him briefly on TV, but I don’t know how anyone gets anywhere near Belisario. Ball is moving all over the place at 97mph.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can’t trust Mattingly ever since the mustache shave…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Maybe so, but that’s Beli’s 4th Hold in his last half dozen or so appearances.

        I just picked him up…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You have Ruggiano?

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey, No, Belisario.

  49. DrEasy says:
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    Can you rank these schmohawks please?

    Toriii, Aoki, Ruggiano, Rajai, Ichiro

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ruggiano, Aoki, Torii

      • DrEasy says:
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        @Grey, Thanks! Went ahead and dropped Rajai for Ruggiano.

  50. Mark says:
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    So how would you rank these returns for Carl Crawford?

    de aza, freeman, victorino, berkman, cespedes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Berkman…

  51. Chillmodious says:
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    Cain or Frenchy 1) now, and 2) ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chillmodious, Cain

  52. Grey's da man! says:
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    Tex/Trout or Votto/Bruce?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, Tex, Trout, but it’s fair….

  53. Trevor

    Tggq21 says:
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    Grey! BnY

    I did a trade a few days with me giving A. Sanchez and getting Cuddyer. Well I’ve had cuddyer for a day and I guess I needed him for more power and RBIs but I was offered Justin Upton for Cuddyer. 12-team, H2H, jump on it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tggq21, BnY… Take Upton…

  54. Carl Spackler says:
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    Cain, Ruggiano, Coco. How would you rank these the rest of the way?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Carl Spackler, Ruggiano, Cain

  55. Getch says:
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    Drop the federalist and pick up cain?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Getch, Sure

  56. Eddy says:
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    Anyone else noticed CarGo hasn’t homered since June 15?

    • Awesomus Maximus

      Awesomus Maximus says:
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      @Eddy, Just his owners… so yeah, me, I have.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Awesomus Maximus, I noticed it when I was doing the 2nd half rankings, but in Coors he could hit 5 in a week… Yeah, I know, it would be nice if that happened this week…

  57. Jon says:
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    Who do you like more ROS – Oswalt or Estrada?

    I’m thinking of losing one of those two to pick up Adam Lind…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon, Oswalt

  58. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    Traded Vogelsong for Evan Longoria-Parker-Longoria. Go on and tell me I’m a bonehead.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Awesomus Maximus, It’s a’ight… He might return August 15th and give you 7 homers the rest of the way… Like Lind numbers…

      • Awesomus Maximus

        Awesomus Maximus says:
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        @Grey, I’m just so f’n sick of looking at Young and his nothing at 3B.

        • Awesomus Maximus

          Awesomus Maximus says:
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          @Awesomus Maximus, Actually, I now have Napoli, Andrus, Young, and Cruz. How is it possible for Texas to be 1st in Runs, AVG, and OBP, and 2nd in SLG, and all four of these guys are sucking?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            @Awesomus Maximus, Shows how much Hamilton and Kinsler have been doing…

            • Awesomus Maximus

              Awesomus Maximus says:
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              @Grey, Seriously, it’s insane. And I know I’m not supposed to pick the catcher scab, but christ almighty do I hate Napoli… like seriously hate him… like I would punch him and twist his mom’s nipple super hard if I saw them at a party.

  59. EK says:
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    Pomeranz (vs PHI, @ SD)

    or

    McAllister (@ TB, vs BAL)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EK, Pomenranz — Neither is really the answer…

  60. TheNewGuy says:
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    E-Jax, Kuroda or Hughes.

    Who’s best outta the three.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Jackson

  61. Prezii says:
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    Doode, trout, calm down….. Geezus!!

    • Prezii says:
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      2 out single, raising his average to a re dickey .351 with a 3-3 day.. then with everyone knowing hes gonna steal… He swipes second, then 3rd.. does he realize hes 20 in the mlb?? This isnt normal micheal!!!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Prezii, HA! I think he’s trying to be a 1st rounder next year…

        • Prezii says:
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          @Grey, typical for me.. get a top guy for hella cheap then the following year he goes 1st round.. (etc. Arian foster, victor cruz, kevin love) doubt ill have the fishy on my squad in 2013.. *sadface*

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I know, total sad face… Don’t think I’ve had Braun since his rookie year…

            • Prezii says:
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              @Grey, at least we got em first? Thats what counts right? bring it in..

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Better than having him last…

          • Prezii says:
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            When does that EVER happen in baseball tho? Its hard to just come in and dominate your way to a 1st round pick.. just shows what Trout is accomplishing.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I think Braun was the last one…

              • Prezii says:
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                @Grey, i doubt trouts gonna hit 34 bombs but .320 BA is possible and the steals i cant even say… Dude could swipe 50 and id keep a straight face!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, I’m waiting for the inevitable slump… Though I’m not sure Braun has ever for that long… And Pujols took to this year…

  62. TheNewGuy says:
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    Adam Lind baby! That is all.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, You’re welcome for me not picking him up again…

  63. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Sounds like Thames might be the next to come back to the Jays.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Should I pick him up just to jinx him?

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
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        @Grey, Why you gotta be like that?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sorry!

  64. Eddy says:
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    Mike Trout should just wear a cape when he reaches first base and shout “All your base are belong to me.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s a given…

      • Chillmodious says:
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        @Grey, If Selig wants to speed up the game, he should just institute the “Trout Rule,” wherein every single Trout hits sees him automatically advanced to third base and credited with two steals. There is a caveat, though: the Trout Rule is only in effect when Pujols bats immediately behind him in the lineup. You know, so that there’s only a below average chance that he’ll get brought in to score. (zing!)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Chillmodious, Nice… Good idea… It’s also interesting that Sciosciapath has no qualms about running him in front of Pujols…

  65. Chillmodious says:
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    Ugh. I have an opening at 5th OF and yesterday I picked up Krispie over Frenchy. I got an 0-3 while Frenchy had a bit of a monster game. So this morning I do what I should’ve done to begin with and dropped Krispie for Frenchy. Well, the Royals have yet to play so the jury is still out on the pickup, but Krispie naturally went 1-2 with a HR. Sonovadaylateandadollarshort! Watch that frog coward put up an 0-4 tonight. FMFBBL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chillmodious, Ha… Yup

  66. Steve says:
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    Bruce has 18 home runs? Sure doesn’t feel like it sometimes.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Nah, he has 5 homers this week, nothing for two weeks, 3 homers in a game, nothing for two weeks, etc…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Do you think he’s maybe a little better suited to roto than H2H?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Steve, It just feels like that’s how his bat goes, I’d have to sit down and actually look at it, but, yeah, if how it feels is reality…

  67. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    follow up to yesterdays discussion of Kitchen Nightmares. I found the Burger Kitchen episodes on Hulu. Will be watching later today, woohoo!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate, Yeah, you kinda have to, they’re brilliant…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey, I drafted Starlin and aquired Elvis in a trade, with having to fill both SS and MI, would it be wise to drop Cozart. I could see him going 40/6/20/6/.260 the rest of the way. I got to drop someone and am not ready to let go of Duda, even though he’s banged up and I think Krispy’s got some life left in him. I have to make a move with Lewis set to come off the DL and an opportunity to stash Werth.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Jack Full of Hate, Yeah, could see losing Cozart…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey, I forgot to mention that I have Bono, who is SS eligible.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, just more reason…

  68. Steve says:
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    Jesus, Max. This is no way to say goodbye.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Dah, the Bad Max showed up today…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Ah well, 4 wins from 4 starts yesterday softens the blow a little. That and he’s someone else’s agita now.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Steve, Oh, and he will be…

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, Blech. Jim J not exactly farewelling me in style, either.

      • Steve says:
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        @Steve, Though I also have Valverde, so there’s that I suppose.

        • Steve says:
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          @Steve, Nooooooo! Worst possible outcome.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            @Steve, Hey, you back from vacay? How was it?

            • Steve says:
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              @Grey, Yeah, got back a couple of days ago. Nice time, great weather, very relaxing. Normally we run around trying to do a bunch of stuff (to keep kids entertained etc), but a bit more chilled out this time.

              Back to work tomorrow, though. Boo!

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                And that’s today… Boo…

  69. Steve says:
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    BTW, the enhancements to the glossary are terrific, every single one makes me smile Well done to all concerned, especially Awesomus Minimus.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, I asked you above in your comment and I thought you were politely declining to answer… Agreed… Nice name change on his little one…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Oh, sorry about that. I was definitely meaning to check it out, only just now had the chance to sit down and give it the attention it so richly deserves

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hehe… Yeah, no problem… I figured you would like it…

  70. royce! says:
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    Recently learned that Jedd Gyorko’s last name is pronounced “Jerk-oh.” Now I’m really disappointed that the Padres traded Rizzo…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, man… That would’ve been too perfect…

  71. Steve says:
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    Stop it O’s. I need a save here.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Why is Valverde such a miserable person?

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, What have we ever done to him, Grey? What?

        So to recap, I had both Johnson AND Valverde blow saves in that game. Throw in some Belisario (though he did get the Hold), and the fact that I wa sonavabenched by Broxton (after being sonavabenched by Aceves yesterday) and it was a day of sparkling relief pitching.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Why’d you have Broxton on the bench?

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey, It’s like I’m ignoring you, but I’m really not. I had two starters going, and with Belisario for Holds, I only had room for four closers, and I had five (four now I’ve traded Jim J).

            Can’t remember the thought process, but probably figured The Peav would outpitch Hochevar.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ah… Gotcha…

  72. Trevor

    Tggq21 says:
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    Hey grey,

    Cishek or Marmol ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marmol

  73. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: Lind or Colvin in weekly roto?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Colvin

  74. JTR says:
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    Drop Jarrod Parker, Burnett, or Morales for Liriano… Or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold….

  75. crock says:
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    Two trade offers:
    1. cargo/craig/hosmer or cano/dunn/haren
    2. cj wilson/craig/swisher or kinsler/krispie

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cargo side… Kinsler side…,

  76. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    De Vries and Parnell kill me early… Cishek, Rodney, and F-Her get me back to respectable… and then, Casilla… FMFBBL.

    • Awesomus Maximus

      Awesomus Maximus says:
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      @Awesomus Maximus, 2 ER has been changed to 1 ER for Casilla; that’s not too bad. Of course, he may have lost the closer gig, so there’s that…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Awesomus Maximus, Yuppers…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, I’ll have to read it later…

  77. Bernie Brewer says:
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    Starting Garza today against the D-Backs?

    I’m on the fence….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bernie Brewer, Yup

  78. Eddy says:
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    No word on extent of injury to Desmond, but Espinosa is play SS today.

    • Eddy says:
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      @Eddy, Another update from Adam Kilgore, the Nats’ beat writer.

      “Davey says Espinosa at short is a sign Desmond could be out a few days. Desmond told Davey that he bunted last night b/c swinging hurt.”

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Eddy, Thanks for the heads up!

  79. Eddy says:
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    Also, is Romo a must-add right now? How long do you think Bochy’s fat head will stick with Casilla?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eddy, Sure, grab him if you have room…

  80. JTR says:
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    Start Burnett @MIL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JTR, Yup

  81. royce! says:
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    Janssen’s value just went up a notch or two- Santos needs shoulder surgery, out for the rest of the year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @royce!, Yeah, that’s not so good for Santos…

  82. DaddyAoki says:
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    How would you rank Buehrle, Liriano, Buchholz, and Cahill for the ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Buchholz, Cahill…

  83. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    Not often you can say, with some level of confidence, that someone was robbed of an inside-the-park HR, but Granderson just robbed Trout of an ITPHR.

    • Prezii says:
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      @Awesomus Maximus, woww what a catch.. trout smokedddd it! Definitely an ITPHR if he doesnt go all out for that one..

  84. vinko says:
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    Just read that Bills is scratched today. Capuano to pitch instead.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks for the heads up!

  85. Martin says:
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    @grey- I am starting Doumit at C and would like McCann as an upgrade. Should i offer Craig (2nd base eligibility), Harper, Choo for McCann? I’m leaning towards Harper. I also have kipnis at 2nd though. 6×6 league with OPS. Gracias!

  86. Chillmodious says:
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    Dah! Down goes Lowrie! (actually, I’m pretty amazed he made it to mid-July before his first DL stint) Now I need a fill-in, but I fear the Triple Royal. That is, I already own Moustskas & Frenchy, but am hesitant to pick up Cain as the replacement for Lowrie.

    Setting position aside, who would be your 1st and 2nd choices on this list:

    Cain, Krispie, Brantley, Belt, Juris Doctorate Martinez, Jemile Weeks, Wil Myers, Starling Marte

    Thank you for helping me in my time of need!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, very surprising… He got one injury out of the way in the spring… Brantley, Cain… Nice on JD… Ha!

  87. sagnof specialist says:
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    Hi grey,
    I Just traded konerko, kendrick, and j zimm for uggla and gio…..(I’m replacing konerko with Howard, he was in my Dl spot)…..how’d I do in this trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did well…

  88. Prezii says:
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    T&T… They’re DYNO-MITEEE! T&T!!

    • Chillmodious says:
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      @Prezii, So when the Angels walk in to a bar, does some skeezy patron turn around and tell his drinking buddy, “hey, check out the TTs that just came in the door…they’re real, and spectacular.”?

      • Prezii says:
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        @Chillmodious, i would.. i say “man thats a big bat and sum nice legs!” Ha!

  89. Grey's da man! says:
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    Need speed and average the most, pick one please:
    Revere, Ruggiano, Mastroianni, Pierre, Span.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pierre

  90. Jon says:
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    Sit/start?

    Hughes vs TOR Mon
    Lester vs CHW Tues
    Oswalt @ OAK Tues
    Anibal @ CHC Tues

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start all but Hughes

  91. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: thoughts on sheets? Worth an add in 12 team mixed leagues until he goes back on the dl?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I’d go ahead and grab him… Was too tough on him originally…

  92. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    who was in your utility?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate, Huh?

    • Prezii says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate, uhhhh Brett Lawrie? Haha

  93. DrEasy says:
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    Is it just me or ESPN won’t let me add people to my watch list today? Clicking on the little flag doesn’t do anything. Tried with two different browsers (Firefox and Chrome) and it doesn’t work in either. Removing from the watch list works, though.

    • Prezii says:
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      @DrEasy, try logging out of ur account and logging back in! Does that to me too and that usually fixes it..

      • DrEasy says:
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        @Prezii, That fixed it! Thanks!

        • DrEasy says:
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          @DrEasy, So it worked once, but not the second time… I tried logging out again, and it didn’t do the job this time around. It’s just acting weird in general.

          • Prezii says:
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            @DrEasy, i dunno man, might just be today its laggy?? Or your connection at the moment. Hope you get it fixed!

  94. Maddog says:
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    Which batter is realistic to get straight up for Chris sale….Adam jones?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, a top 3 rounder…

    • Prezii says:
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      @Maddog, sale is on an inning limit. Just a heads up.

      • Prezii says:
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        Ohh you said FOR.. my bad! Yeah his stock is sky high though! Sell sell sale!

  95. royce! says:
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    Arroyo, Fister or Sheets (league counts k/bb)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fister

  96. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    Does anyone know somewhere I can get a list that includes pitchers’ throwing hand? FanGraphs seems to have every statistical category imaginable (including Age), but doesn’t offer throwing hand in the data sheet.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Have you tried baseball reference… I think you can filter by everything there…

      • Awesomus Maximus

        Awesomus Maximus says:
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        @Grey, http://www.baseball-reference.com ? I’m lost on that site. Perhaps you can provide a link to something I can work with? All I can find are short lists of leaders (nothing that would let me look at all pitchers).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Though, I’ll admit it is confusing…

          • Awesomus Maximus

            Awesomus Maximus says:
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            @Grey, That worked very well, thank you. Had to do 4 reports (NL throws L, AL throws L, NL throws R, AL throws R), but it got the job done.

            By the way, do you write for the Fox show New Girl? Saw a commercial the other day for the show where some guy is defending never washing his bath towels… reminded me of something you wrote a while back in a post.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I saw that commercial too, they robbed me… Wouldn’t be the first time…

  97. Steve says:
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    OK, so my Ethier trade has gone through, and I need to clear some space, firstly to activate Bonifacio and secondly because I only want to carry one bench bat. Hitting roster below – are Colvin and Youk the odd guys out?

    C Mauer
    1B Konerko
    2B Hill
    3B A-Ram
    SS Rollins
    LF CarGo
    CF Rasmus
    RF Bruce
    Util Ethier
    BN Youk
    BN Colvin
    DL Bonifacio
    DL Longo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They are, yeah…

  98. Prezii says:
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    Greyski… Nolasco just dropped.. is he worth a roster spot in a ten teamer?? Id be droppin homer which i intend to regardless.. should he be rostered or just a streamer at this point?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can lose Homer for him, but it’s probably just a streamer spot in a 10 team…

      • Prezii says:
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        @Grey, thanks for the input buddy!

  99. Steve says:
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    C’mon Phillips. Give Bruce a chance to hit with someone on base…

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, Over to you Bruce.

      • Steve says:
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        @Steve, Ppppffftttt.

        • Prezii says:
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          @Steve, can a corn..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Pfft makes me giggle.

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey, It deserved something far stronger, but if I used up the energy required every time Bruce made me mad, I’d be little more than a pile of dust.

      • Steve says:
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        @Steve, And again…

        • Steve says:
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          @Steve, Ppppffftttt, on repeat.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Hehe… Every time!

            • Steve says:
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              @Grey, Hopefully he’s saving his best for H2H playoff time – if I even make the damn playoffs…

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                How’d this week go?

                • Steve says:
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                  @Grey, It’s a long week in Yahoo H2H – the three days from last week plus all of the coming week. I’m currently tied 6-6. Being 4-0 down in saves is probably the most egregious situation.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Gotcha, still early…

  100. Mr. Duck Fat says:
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    Grey, would you trade Lynn for Moose or A-rod? I have longo on the shelf.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Moose or A-Rod, in that order…

  101. Crap says:
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    Pick 2 ROS:

    Buchholz
    Sheets
    Westbrook
    Norris

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Top two

  102. Collin Martin says:
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    Two quick questions. 12 Team HTH, 5X5 plus doubles and OBP
    For runs, steals, and OBP
    1.) Aoki, Berry, or Crisp

    For HRs and doubles.
    2.) Lind, Young, or Viciedo

    Thanks for the advice!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      First two for both…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sorry, Berry… Lind…

  103. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: 2 of 3 for next week in weekly roto league?

    Rasmus (3 @ nyy, 3 @ bos)
    Rizzo (3 vs mia, 3 @ stl)
    Cespedes (3 vs Tex, 3 vs nyy)

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      First two…

  104. Steve says:
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    OK, so I’m going to have to muddle through with my starting pitching in the ol’ 12-team H2H. Any of the geezers below worth owning on a full-time basis? Nolasco, maybe?

    Hochevar
    Samardzija
    Millwood
    Nolasco
    Estrada (terrible win karma)
    Saunders
    Harrell
    Laffey
    Correia

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, You could add Sheets to that list…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go with Nolasco for the rest of this month, unless his next start is as bad as today’s…

  105. Steve says:
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    And do you give Blackley a shot on Wednesday at home to the Rangers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, in OAK…

  106. Commish Cauda says:
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    need a replacement for Simmons at MI for a DEEP, DEEP H2H-5X5 league

    Mark Ellis
    Josh Rutledge
    Marwin Gonzalez (just called up to replace Altuve)
    Andino (who hurt his shoulder tonight)
    Logan Forsythe
    Lombardozzi
    Brian Bixler
    Chris Getz
    Y. Betancourt
    Maicer Izturis

    (yea, told you it was DEEP)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Since they’re all so bleh, try Marwin…

  107. Steve says:
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    I know we’ve been hanging out for Medlen to start, but is he turning into a solid MR who could pick up a few Holds?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I like Medlen as a middle reliever… more for Ks then Holds, but Holds are so fickle could work that way…

  108. JonnyT says:
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    Weaver/Altuve or Gallardo/Utley/Crawford?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Weaver

  109. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    I watched the Burger Kitchen episodes last night. I had already seen part one a while ago and always wondered how that turned out. All I got to say is wow, you can’t write shit that messed up. I wonder if the son started going bald at a young age because of those messed up parents. And then watching him cry throughout both episodes just makes you feel bad for him. He lives is some crappy apartment while his dad jacks his 250,000 behind his back. Hell the kid would probably have a full head of hair and a better looking girlfriend if his father wouldn’t of screwed him over. That is up there with some of the other truely messed up ones. Like the Black Pearl, did you see that one?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I want you know to Google the last name of the family and Australia… Btw, the place is about ten blocks from where I live, well, was… They went out of business nine months ago…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey, why, do you want to see the old mans book?

        oops put that in the wrong spot,

        I saw it was out of business online last night, same as the black pearl that I mentioned, but that’s in New York.

        Funny that you live 10 blocks from there, that could make your neighborhood really interesting depending what direction you go. I use to do a lot of work out there, we have alot of customers out that way. you TV and movie people have to live in some interesting neighborhoods.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s insane…

  110. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    why, do you want to see the old mans book?

    I saw it was out of business online last night, same as the black pearl that I mentioned, but that’s in New York.

    Funny that you live 10 blocks from there, that could make your neighborhood really interesting depending what direction you go. I use to do a lot of work out there, we have alot of customers out that way. you TV and movie people have to live in some interesting neighborhoods.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The grandfather was a huge mafia guy in Australia and gave his money to the grandson, which was the money the father stole from him…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey, thats crazy, the don from down under!

        • Steve says:
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          @Jack Full of Hate, Who you guys talking about? I love Australian gangster shizz.

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Steve, episode from hells kitchen, restraunt was called burger kitchen

  111. Elizabeth says:
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    It’s so cute how boys challenge each other’s manhood by hurling the ‘you play like a girl’ insult. It’s absolutely adorable. And goodness, it NEVER gets old. EVER. I can’t wait for the next “you play like a female” dick fight because it will sound as refreshingly original as the last “you ain’t no man if you like a woman” insult.

    Of course, there is also the “you a homo” twist – which shows a depth of intelligence so breathtaking it makes my little lady brain implode in the face of such intellectual greatness.

    Gosh, not only can Vincente Padilla throw a little ball over a short distance very quickly, he brilliant too! And I am awed.

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