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After being hit on the kneecap by a Jon Lester pitch, Mark Teixeira needed to be helped off the field by “Quiz Kid” Donnie Smith– I mean, Joe Girardi.  Te(i)x must have been in serious pain to let a grown man with braces help him off the field.  That’s I before E except in Teixeira seizes codeine.  Luckily, Te(i)x’s x-rays came back negative and it sounds like he’ll only be out a few days with a bruised knee.  You feel me?  Yeah, you do.  Now stop touching me.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Chris Jakubauskas – 5 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks.  He’s not a worth a pickup outside a 20 team league that only uses Orioles.  BTW, you think he ever misspells his own last name?

Nick Markakis – 0-for-4, hitting .236 on the year with 4 home runs.  Not sure what happened to this young brother, but I wouldn’t even start him in an AL-Only league at this point.

Rubby de la Rosa – 5 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Nine baserunners in 5 innings isn’t great; 5 walks vs. 4 Ks is terrible.  He has a decent K-rate, but walks have been an issue before.  I’d grab him in deeper leagues, but leave him on your bench for his next start.  BTW, ESPN had a 17-word article that would make an eHow article look Pulitzer-worthy about how Rubby and Dee Gordon were in a game together and Ruby Dee was once in A Raisin in the Sun.  “Hey, I got this great piece about Rubby, Dee Gordon and Ruby Dee!”  “Great, give it to me in 20 words or less and in three minutes!”

Jonathan Broxton – If all goes according to plan, Broxton should be back within the next two weeks.  So if he was dropped, I’d stash him for the future ulcer he will give you when he becomes the closer again.

Dee Gordon – 3-for-5 with a steal as he hit leadoff.  I was telling people yesterday to go with Eric Young Jr. over Gordon, but I think I wanna retract that.  Can I get a do over?

Matt Kemp – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 17th home run.  Speaking of do overs, can I go back and draft Kemp on every team?  It’s no shock that the team where we are sitting comfortably in first has Kemp on it.

Javy Guerra – Think it’s a conincidence that the Dodgers haven’t had a save chance in two weeks?  I don’t.  For now, Guerra does seem like the guy they are holding back in case of a save opp.

Mike Carp – The Mariners called up the power-hitting 1st baseman.  Since May 1st, he has 16 home runs.  Of course, that’s in the PCL, which is like hitting with an aluminum bat on the moon but still.  Carp should see some ABs because the Mariners have no business playing Jack Cust.  Cust kayin’.

Allen Craig – Left yesterday’s game after crashing into the wall.  He might miss a few days with a bruised knee, which isn’t half as delicious as a braised knee.

Lance Berkman – 1-for-3 with a home run a day after he had a steroid injected into his wrist.  I guess as long as it’s not in your ass it’s okay.  (You don’t have to go all Professor Frink in the comments, I know it’s a different type of steroid.  I’m just bitter that Berkman’s not slowing down.)

Jon Rauch – 1 IP, 0 ER and the save.  Francisco did Mr. Bungle yesterday’s game so there’s a chance Rauch could see more looks.  SAGNOF!

Francisco Liriano – 5 IP, o ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Best he’s looked all year.  Yeah, better than the no-hitter.  If he’s out on waivers, I’d take a flyer on him to see if he just needed some warm weather and to get healthy.

Brett Anderson – As reported here after inferring shizz from other sites, Anderson was DL’d and is now going to see Dr. Freeze.  You broke-ace trick!

Felix Hernandez – 6 2/3 IP, 5 ER, 10 baserunners, 5 Ks.  F-Her?  More like F-U for drafting a top SP in the first few rounds.

Phil Humber – 7 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks.  His K-rate looks like Livan Hernadez’s when throwing BP.  His BABIP is the second lowest (read: luckiest) in the league.  His name sounds like it should be one word and a verb — She philhumbered whenever the teacher asked her for the answer.  If you want to own him, be my guest.  I wouldn’t touch him.  (And since I feel you about to ask, this applies for Rick Porcello too.)

Carlos Quentin – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 15th home run.  I haven’t mentioned him much, probably because I don’t own him anywhere.  I like Quentin and think he’s capable of 35 homers if he stays healthy.  The problem is that ‘if’ is the size of Frenchie Davis.

Jordan Zimmermann – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks.  In the preseason, I told you to draft Zimmermann on every team.  Over two months into the season, his ERA is 3.39 and his WHIP is 1.12.  Yup.

Tommy Hanson – 6 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Hommy Tanson is so money that money asked him for a loan.  Believe it!  Or don’t.  Your choice.

Brad Hand – 6 IP, 1 ER, 1 Hit, 1 Walk, 6 Ks.  Wow, a full house with the river card!  Can only hope at Pro Player/Joe Robbie/The Company Formerly Known As Blockbuster/Sun Life Stadium they played, “Let’s hear it for my Hand, let’s hear it for my baby.”  Hand had a so-so K and walk rate in Double-A this year and will probably get bounced from the rotation.  I’d only look at him in deep NL-Only leagues.

Daniel Hudson – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks.  I’m sorry to insult Murray Chass, but wins are a really stupid category.  That is all.

Juan Miranda – 4-for-4 with his 6th home run.  He was hot about two weeks ago then ice cold.  And I say what’s cooler than bein’ cool?  Ice cold!  Miranda may be heating up again.  Hey ya!

Carlos Carrasco – 8 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks.  After the game, all the AL pitchers in the league were lined up to pitch to the Twins like that scene in Airplane when they’re lined up to slap that lady who is hysterical.

Tim Stauffer – 8 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks.  It’s so cute when a Hodgepadre does what he’s supposed to do, I just want to pinch his cheeks.

Edinson Volquez – 7 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Sonavabench!

Miguel Cairo – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 2nd home run.  Mubarak categorically denied any responsibility for Cairo’s offensive outburst.

250 Responses

  1. Ben C says:
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    When I hear Phil Umber, I think Bill Lumbergh. Which makes me want to own him somewhere so I can have the team name, “Hell, Umber F****d Her.”

  2. BlinkULDHC says:
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    So, all of us Hanley Ramirez owners have picked up Dee Gordon, right?

    I guess the Fantasy Baseball gods do have just a little bit of mercy in them, having Gordon make his MLB debut on the same day Han-Ram gets 15-day downloaded.

  3. Carl says:
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    Grey, would you let any of these guys off the bench today in H2H? (matchup is neck and neck so far)

    Norris v. STL
    Dempster @ CIN
    Maholm v. ARI

    Thanks

  4. TomtheBod says:
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    Somebody relay the message to Eric Young Jr. to slap Jim Tracy for me.

  5. Giant JJ says:
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    Who is this Phelps cat and why did he get the call over Chisenhall?

  6. Howard says:
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    @Grey Do I continue running EYJ out there, hold him or replace him with MetMurphy? When did the Scociapath become manager of the Rockies?

  7. Bender says:
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    Luke Scott hit one out… time to grab him?

  8. junker23 says:
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    I keep thinking Mike Carp is actually Mike Trout. Super annoying.

  9. debar says:
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    mauer, krispie, anibal, marmol…enough for bautista? or too much?

  10. Jobanian says:
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    Would you offer Pineda for Hanson?

  11. SpecialFNK says:
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    I LOL at @Ben C. Office Space is one of the funniest movies ever!

    I agree on Eric Young. this guy should be starting, and I hope Blackmon doesn’t cost him playing time.
    another SAGNOF that should be starting is Jason Bourgeois. 3 games back off the DL, 0 starts. I was hoping he would get some starts at 2B. he is better than Barmes or Keppinger.

    in other news, Braves OF Jason Heyward might pick up a bat in the next few days. good news considering he is still a baseball player. he said his shoulder is feeling better. be nice to maybe get his bat back in the lineup soon, and that he can finally produce.

    Soria is back in the closers role, but it seems quick to me. 5 IP, 0 BB and 0 hits with 1 K, but 3 of those innings were against the Twins.
    @Grey should people still be holding onto Crow hoping for saves?

  12. Mr2Bits says:
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    Grey : You worried about Oswalt and his lack of K’s lately?

    Also, would you lose Wood for Gee?

  13. Big Nate says:
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    Anyone know how often ESPN updates their player pool? Dee Gordon isn’t available. Grrrrrrrr…

  14. Oilcan Giuseppe says:
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    Grey:assuming the Rays finally put Sam Fuld out of his misery and call up Jennings,who do you think has more value this season,Jennings or Rizzo?

    and which one going forward?

  15. Oilcan Giuseppe says:
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    Grey,one more question:in a 10 team 6×6 h2h league,I am loaded w/ SP and really need some HR/RBI’s.So….considering the fact that Pineda will definitely be shut down early,and could still hit a rookie wall and struggle at some point,would it be crazy to trade Pineda for Dunn?I mean,the guy has put up at least 30/90 every year.He has to turn it around at some point,right?

  16. Grey — How is the Carp-Smoak situation going to work itself out? I assume one or the other will DH or move to the OF. Is that right? They can’t be dumb enough to bench Smoak can they?

  17. xopchipili says:
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    @Enrique: mmm, Smoaked Carp…

  18. Ernie says:
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    what do you think of starting Hiroki Kuroda (@Phi) today? I would say bench but I’m not sure.

  19. schlitzy says:
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    Trying to sell Joyce for a SP. How would you rank the following targets?

    Oswalt, Ubaldo, Scherzer, Dan Hudson, Pineda, Garza

  20. abNormal says:
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    @Big Nate:

    Maybe check again…I happened to notice someone picked him up in one of my leagues and the name was Dee Strange-Gordon, no lie.

  21. Mr2Bits says:
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    @Oilcan Giuseppe:

    You will see the Rays trade Upton before they demote Fuld. I wouldn’t expect a call up until near the trade deadline when the Rays ship out some players.

  22. Flunkie says:
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    Miranda would heat up now. I picked him up right after he got hot, rode his cold streak, and dropped him right before he got hot again. WTF

  23. Grey — I’m in need of Ws (yes, the dumbest stat) plus ERA and WHIP. And the least sickening spot start candidates in my 20-team league for Thursday are:

    –Blackburn (Texas seems to struggle on the road)
    –Fister (good numbers, but Detroit is playing well and are even better at home)
    –Karstens (good numbers overall and against Arizona)
    –Happ (much better at home)
    –Wells (did I just write that?)

    Any of those guys seem like a decent start likely to help with ERA, WHIP, and W?

  24. Tony says:
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    for the record Stauffers HOME/AWAY splits are basically identical, he’s .008 better in ERA at home, same walks, 3 more K’s, identical opp batting avg, has pitched 4 more innings at home than away…. given up 1 more run on the road than home 15 to 16…… cust kayin’

  25. Lob Ball says:
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    Austin Jackson is available in my ROTO. He leads Jose No-bata in every category (even steals!). There is no penalty for Ks in my league. Time to drop Tabata for Jackson?

  26. @SpecialFNK: Listening to the radio broadcast of the Houston game yesterday I understood that they’re trying to ease Bourgeois back at first. Also, they seemed to indicate that Keppinger’s strong play at late might be blocking Bourgeois from seeing starts at 2B.

  27. Chunk says:
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    @abNormal: That is… strange.

    @grey: Great stuff, as always. Dunn was just dropped in my 16 team league that favors power. I’m pretty all set on corners with fielder/trumbo at 1B/CI and Morneau/Rizzo on the bench, but I still feel like I need to add him, if simply to trade him once he hits a few homers. I could drop Niese or Benoit.

    In short: Drop Niese or Benoit for the headache that is Dunn?

  28. Buddo Chezuski says:
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    LOL someone’s been watching The Voice

  29. IowaCubs

    IowaCubs says:
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    Is 3rd base becoming the new Ron Popeil of Fantasy baseball? Are we to just set it and forget it, like catchers.

    I don’t know how much longer I can stomach another 0-4 night from Casey McGehee.

  30. hoey says:
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    Grey,
    I need to replace Jed Lowrie, not liking him and his current situation (Scutaro back, and possible injury).

    Should i replace him with one of these?

    A. Gonzalez, Bartlett, Pennington, Casilla, Cedeno, Betancourt, Barmes, Infante, Alcides, S-rod…

  31. dirt says:
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    Diamondbacks Chris young for Michael young…who wins??

  32. 2qbn says:
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    I have no questions. I just need to vent. Why do tragically hip sportscasters and announcers use the term “Going Yard” when describing a HR? That is so ridiculous. Is it just me? My dog goes yard. A baseball player does not.

  33. EK says:
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    Morse or Rasmus going fwd (12 team H2H points)?
    I wish Rasmus was just a little bit better and I feel like this may be more than just another hot streak for Morse but who knows…

  34. Wilsonian says:
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    @2qbn: HAHAHA! That’s awesome! My dog goes yard, too. Well played, sir.

    @Anyone: I’ve been offered his Kendrick/Kennedy for my Uggla/Pineda. It’s an 8 Team H2H keeper, but I won’t be keeping any of the above. I’m almost inclined to take it, due to the fact that Uggly has been so incredibly pathetic, but at the same time I worry that all of the sudden Uggla circa 2010 will return. What do you guys think?

  35. EK says:
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    @schlitzy: I’d go Ubaldo, Scherzer, Hudson, Garza, Oswalt, Pineda and I think you’d be lucky to get Pineda

  36. Eddy says:
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    Goodmorning, Grey.

    I need a replacement for Allen Craig. Whom do you prefer in a 12-team OBP league?

    Ryan Raburn
    Daniel Murphy
    Ty Wigginton
    Adam Kennedy
    Brent Lillibridge

  37. lou rodney says:
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    Hello-

    Corey Patterson seems firmly entrenched in the 2-hole ahead of Bautista and Lind and is hot, but he sucks. Who’s the better add, Patterson or Pagan?

    Thanks,

    -lou

  38. lothda says:
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    The DL has killed my Fantasy Teams so I have been playing MLB2k10 a lot. Ian Snell just won the 2012 Cy Young and Felix Hernandez gives up at least 3 runs every 6 innings. At least my create a player hit 80Hrs Stole 110 bases and batted .480.

    How about those real Mariners. Is Carp worth an add in a deep 16 team league or a 20 team league?

  39. DHill Dragons says:
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    @Ernie: I’m not guaranteeing a win by any means, but by my research Kuroda is a must start at Philly today. In his career Kuroda has a 2-0 record and a 0.68 ERA, he also has never surrendered a HR to them in 26 and 2/3 innings in his career.

    Add to the fact that the Phillies offense is still scuffling including having 1 or no extra base hits in 4 of the 6 games so far this month. Utley will get the day off and Rollins will most likely be out again leaving the bottom 3rd of the Phillies lineup looking more like the back end of a spring training game.

    The only items that would give me pause is that it will be very hot and dry tonight in Philly and the ball has a tendency to carry in those conditions, and Hamels will be opposing him. But given Kuroda’s history against the Phils I wouldn’t let that stop me.

  40. TheBlackWatermelon says:
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    Hey God,

    Would you start:

    Buddy Chuckles Norries vs. Jamie Garcia
    Ogando vs. Coke

    Also would you drop Derrick Lee for the Eric Young fella you’re raving about?

    Thanks!!!!

  41. Will says:
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    ok, so I would love to add Dee Gordon, but is there someone I should drop for him? My gut tells me to just wait, but it is hard to pass on the speed. Any thoughts?

    My current team:
    Weiters, Fielder, Cano, Reyes, Zimmerman, CarGo, Bruce, Stubbs, Crawford, Grady Sizemore, Lind, Morse, Willingham, Lawrie, Tabata

    Pitchers: Weaver, Gallardo, Marcum, Hudson, Scherzer, Venters, Hanrahan, Uehera, Nunez, and Storen

    I am currently in first by in my keeper points league by 10 points. I also am leading the SB category by 15 SB’s, but I don’t want to allow others to catch me. Will I get enough with my current team? Also, I will have to drop someone when Zimm comes off the DL, any thoughts?

  42. DHill Dragons says:
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    Would anyone else enjoy seeing Roy Halladay and Charlie Morton matchup against each other in the same game? It would be fun to watch their identical windup and throwing motion all game long.

    Too bad the Phillies and Pirates don’t play each other as much as they used to or this matchup would likely occur at some point this season.

  43. bobbo says:
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    @Grey et al: Dee Gordon or Yunel Escobar to fill in for Hanley while on the DL? Also have an opening in my IF spot while Wright is out… Gordon/Escobar leftover, EY Jr, Carp, or Rizzo (Uggla is floundering on my bench as well but I have no faith in starting him until he figures his shiz out)

  44. bobbo says:
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    @Will: Are you punting 3B with Zimmerman on the DL? Do you ever even play Tabata or Willingham? Your OF looks stacked…

  45. Sweet D says:
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    Dee Gordon or Ian Desmond?

  46. Will says:
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    @bobbo: I had a lot of trouble with 3B recently so I just dropped Alvarez and added Lawrie. So I am currently without a 3B until Zimmerman comes off the DL. Tabata doesn’t play much and Willingham was playing all the time until Lind came back. So they are now both fill-in’s currently.

    The 3B’s available actually hurt me more than help right now, so I am playing without

  47. OaktownSteve says:
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    Jacopastorius proves once again that all pitchers are startable against the A’s. I think an 11 year old Tatum O’Neal shuts them out.

  48. Jim says:
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    Joyce or Ethier?

  49. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Ben C: Ha!

    @BlinkULDHC: True

    @Carl: Yup

    @TomtheBod: Ha

    @Giant JJ: Cause the Indians are winning.

    @junker23: Yeah, nah.

    @debar: You attempting the chump dump with good players?

    @Jobanian: Anyone would.

    @SpecialFNK: Ha! Lose Crow.

    @Mr2Bits: No and sure.

    @Big Nate: He’s been there.

    @Oilcan Giuseppe: Jennings, I’d want better than Dunn at this point.

    @Enrique: Carp will DH.

    @Ernie: I’m benching

    @schlitzy: Ubaldo, Hudson, Scherzer, Oswalt, Pineda…

    @Enrique: Ha
    !
    @Enrique: Fister

    @Tony: Yeah, and it’s only June. Where do you trust him more? Petco or the road?

    @Lob Ball: Go for it.

    @Chunk: Thanks! Benoit

    @Buddo Chezuski: Hehe

    @IowaCubs: I’m confused, you want to set it and forget and drop a guy?

    @hoey: Bartlett

    @dirt: Young….Michael

    @2qbn: Ha!

    @EK: Morse

    @Eddy: Raburn

    @lou rodney: Pagan

    @lothda: Ha! Yes on Carp.

    @TheBlackWatermelon: Yup, yup and yup.

    @Will: Willingham

    @DHill Dragons: Ha!

    @bobbo: Gordon…Carp

    @Sweet D: Desmond

    @OaktownSteve: Ha, yup.

    @Jim: Ethier

  50. Wilsonian says:
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    I posted this above:

    I’ve been offered his Kendrick/Kennedy for my Uggla/Pineda. It’s an 8 Team H2H keeper, but I won’t be keeping any of the above. I’m almost inclined to take it, due to the fact that Uggly has been so incredibly pathetic, but at the same time I worry that all of the sudden Uggla circa 2010 will return. What does anyone think?

  51. frank rizzo says:
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    I’m not sure I’m tracking with you here Grey. Yes, Humber may be getting lucky some but he doesn’t typically give up many hits and doesn’t walk many batters. Is he really that dangerous? Meanwhile you state Hanson is money but he walked 5 guys last night which limited him to 6 innings pitched again. He’s only been beyond 6 innings 4 times in 13 starts this year. He’s a major reason why Venters is getting overworked and will probably implode soon. I like and own Hanson but he’s not acting like a #1 guy by only going 7 innings 4 times this year. He got somewhat lucky last night too with 5 walks and still getting the W with 1 run from his offense. He owes Venters/Kimbrel quite a bit so far this year.

  52. Wilsonian says:
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    @Wilsonian: for full disclosure…I do have an offer that I sent out of Pineda for Stanton that I’m waiting to hear on. So I’d rather not do anything before I know.

  53. DHill Dragons says:
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    @Grey, Keep Longoria benched again tonight vs. Weaver and roll with Youk at 3rd and Morse at 1st? It certainly worked last night. I feel like even if Eva plays he probably won’t be feeling normal just yet, and Weaver has been extra tough on righties.

  54. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    grey,alright already,its not your fault the rockies want 3 players for every position,ill give EY another few games but this carp guy,if he can hit it,it will go,might try him next

  55. DHill Dragons says:
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    @Wilsonian: Why would you not want to keep Pineda in a keeper league?

  56. PWNightmare says:
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    Yesterday he was Dee Gordon, today he’s Strange Gordon?

  57. exno says:
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    I wish Zimmermann wasn’t missing those tasty K’s…

  58. Wilsonian says:
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    @DHill Dragons: small league, only keep 5. Right now it’s Prince, Longoria, Kemp, and then a choice of Andrus, CarGo, Lind, Heyward, Lincecum, Verlander, Hamels, Pineda. So Pineda is kind of down the list.

  59. Sweet D says:
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    @Grey: What’s your take on Roy O’s strikeout struggles, is he a sell high candidate before total implosion/brett anderson style injury reveal?

  60. Will says:
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    @Grey: drop Willingham for Gordon or wait and drop Willingham when Zimmerman comes off the DL??

  61. Will says:
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    @Grey: another thought…since I will be dropping Willingham soon, would it be a good idea to trade Fielder and Willingham for Braun and then move Morse or Lind to 1B??? I would basically be trading Fielder for Braun as a keeper

  62. @Grey, that piece about ESPN.com and Ruby Dee — genius.

  63. Howard says:
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    @Grey With Lester in decline (although the win is nice), who do you think would be a fair trade? Kershaw, Sanchez, Hanson, Price? btw You missed my first question #6 or maybe it was just too dumb a question to respond to!

  64. Kevin K says:
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    Drop Morneau for Rizzo? I drafted Berkman and have start him almost exclusively.

  65. EG says:
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    Rasmus, Hosmer or Carp? Arencibia or Lucroy?

    Thanks.

  66. Oz.J. says:
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    @Grey: Just had a deal vetoed in my 10 team 5×5 roto league that I want to do a sanity check on:

    I give: Kinsler, R. Zimmerman (DL), Victorino and Gio
    I get: Tex, Choo & Gallardo

    I need HRs/RBIs most in terms of offensive categories.

    Any ideas? Should I continue to try and pursue this deal now in light of the egg on Tex’s knee?

  67. KC says:
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    Last year Trevor Cahill’s babip was really low, so he was predicted to do a little worse this year. So far he’s doing well better than last year! Keep Humber in your lineups people. The Indians weren’t supposed to be good this year yet they keep on proving people wrong.

  68. Higgins says:
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    Ugh, Carlos Santana is killing me. Too early to drop him for Arencibia? Tried shopping him, but no takers.

  69. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Wilsonian: Sounds solid.

    @frank rizzo: You working for Venters?

    @DHill Dragons: Sure, bench him again.

    @AL KOHOLIC: They really do have 3 guys for every position.

    @exno: Me too

    @Sweet D: Something might be up with him.

    @Will: Go for Gordon.

    @Dustin H.: Thanks!

    @Howard: I’d hold Young for now. I wouldn’t trade Lester for a starter.

    @Kevin K: Eh

    @EG: Arencibia…Hosmer

    @Oz.J.: Not sure why it was vetoed. Tex sounds like he’ll be fine.
    @KC: Cahill’s given up 12 runs in the last 19 innings.

    @Higgins: Can drop him.

  70. tHe sHiT says:
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    @Grey: Wright/Kennedy for Bruce? Sorry for all these questions about the same trade. The guy im trading with cant pull the damn trigger.

  71. PWNightmare says:
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    Phil Humber: Grey won’t touch him, but Humbert Humbert probably would. It’s rookie nookie.

  72. DHill Dragons says:
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    Great, speculation on the Cubs/Reds broadcast that there might be an injury issue with Dempster. He did start the game but his velocity is down and apparently the trainer & pitching coach weren’t sure he was going to be able to go. For now he’s in, but for how long, we’ll see.

  73. Wilsonian says:
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    @Grey: so you think Kendrick is that big of an upgrade? What if I already have Zobrist and Kelly Jo on the same team…does getting Kendrick seem kind of redundant?

    Also, I kind of want to wait it out on my pending offer of Pineda for Stanton before I do anything.

  74. 1more sorry…Abetter bet for ROS Miranda or Rizzo?

  75. Doc Pounder says:
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    Could use a little OF depth so I dropped Morneau (was on bench) and picked up Rios (will put on bench). Who finishes with better numbers between those two?

  76. Mhfella says:
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    @PWNightmare: good one. Was wondering when someone was going to play the Nabokov card. Had Humbert, D. Hudson and Zimmermann going last night and, due to a logjam of a bunch of teams with nearly identical era and whip, gained 7.5 points in 12-team 5×5 roto. I had left SS bare with Hanley on DL and picked up recently dropped Zim for the SF match-up. Thinking about continuing to go bare there for a while as my hitting is pretty good….

  77. Doc Pounder says:
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    Just traded Rizzo for Beachy. Good move? Starters are FHer,Bedard,Chacin,Zimm,Oswalt,Marcum,Kuroda,and Latos. @ 1st And UT,Tex,Swiggy,and Lind.

  78. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Doc Pounder: id rather take a flier on a young rookie,until one of them actually show signs of life,neither have done anything but go backwards lately

  79. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    dempster looks scared to throw strikes and his heater is running in at 89-90

  80. friar says:
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    Lincecum and Granderson for Votto and Cruz. Who wins?

  81. Charlie Says says:
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    Mike Carp: In addition to those 16 home runs the past month+, he also hit 412. In the short term he should get time at DH, 1B, LF, eventually geting regular time in left whenever they send Peguero down. In AAA he played left exclusively this year.

  82. larry says:
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    Are we starting Ogando vs. the Tigers today?

  83. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @larry: If you own him, start him.

  84. J.Ellsbury says:
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    Still think that chump Gardner is better than me? I hit righties, I hit lefties, I hit homeruns, I hit for average, I hit singles, and I steal bases. I bat at the top of the lineup. I rule!

    HOW DO YOU LIKE ME NOW?!?!

  85. Kablooie says:
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    JJ Hardy! Would you take him over any of A Hill, A Craig, or J Lowrie at MI? Thanks.

  86. Rgp says:
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    Which side you prefer:

    Quentin/humber

    For

    Ichiro/scherzer

    Al only 4×4 (no Ks)

    Does your view Change if you are long on pop and light on sbs?

  87. Martin says:
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    @grey-If I can get soria for either hill or cueto who should i give up?

  88. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Kablooie: Over Lowrie

    @Rgp: I’d go after a different guy for SBs.

    @Martin: Hill

  89. Shin Soo Choo-Choo says:
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    Drop any of the following for Pagan? Gardner, Tabata, Vlad, Bourgeois.

    A Craig or Nishioka?

    Broxton and Rauch are on the wire. Which for rest of year?

    Thanks in advance.

  90. Martin says:
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    @grey- and hill as in aaron hill

  91. Derrick says:
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    Looking to move Soria because I simply do not trust me. What SP’s are a fair target for him? Scherzer? Would that be a fair trade?

  92. Commish Cauda says:
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    16-team, H2H-Points, (SB=3pts)

    Bernadina and Nyjer Morgan are on my bench. Drop either for:

    Carp
    Allen Craig
    Theroit
    Miranda

  93. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    I have Mourneau and somebody just dropped Dunn. Should I pick him up?

  94. Steve says:
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    LATE AFTERNOON TRADE!

    I got offered Holliday (DL), and Kershaw
    for
    Kinsler, Putz, and Kennedy.

    It leaves a hole at 2nd, but Lawrie, Hill, Craig, and Rayburn are all available…someone give me a push!

  95. Steve says:
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    @Schmohawks Bob: I’d pick em up if you’ve got room on the bench…

  96. sean says:
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    I ended up with Kemp in almost every league. CBS has his default rank somewhere between 45-60. Not only did I get him in almost every draft, I got him in the third or fourth round when I did get him.

  97. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    @Steve: Kinda don’t. That’s the problem.

    Regarding your trade, I’m actually a bit on the fence. I think you’d be getting the best hitter and pitcher, but I like all three of the players you’d be trading. Who’s the OF you’d be dropping out of your starting line-up to accommodate Matt? How you doing on saves so far?

  98. Derrick says:
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    Could you rate these SP’s please?

    Cueto, Garza, Hudson, Tim Stauffer, Chacin.

    Thanks so much!

  99. Brad Fullmer's Quads says:
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    Matt Capps is the worst 1-run lead protector I’ve ever seen

  100. Shin Soo Choo-Choo says:
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    Thanks for the earlier reply.

    Capps just crapped the bed, blowing his 5th with only 8 saves. Not sure how many save chances in general for the Twinkies.

    Drop Capps for Rauch?

  101. joe from point pleasant says:
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    12 Team H2H Points League – 5 Player Keeper

    C-Arencibia
    1B-Votto
    2B-Walker
    3B-Chipper
    SS-Tulowitzki
    OF-Cargo
    OF-Bruce
    OF-Sizemore
    UTIL-Hosmer
    Bench-Moustakas

    SP- Felix, Greinke, Oswalt, Scherzer, Bedard, Danks, Stauffer, Narveson, Happ, Minor

    RP- Walden, Santos, Melancon

    DL- B. Anderson, Niemann

    Looking for your thoughts on my team, and anything I should look to improve on…

    Thanks!

  102. sean says:
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    @Grey: funny that we haven’t heard anyone talking about Miguel Cabrera after all the preseason worries.

    45/13/45/.318 in 211 ABs.

    Just well on his way to another ho-hum 120/40/120/.320 year

  103. sean says:
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    @Steve: Kinsler is an enigma wrapped up in a mystery shrouded in darkness. Be rid of that headache.

    Kershaw is your NL CY and Holliday is one of the most consistent contributors in a shallow OF pool. Holliday is supposed to be back as soon as he’s eligible, but you never know with a nagging injury. That’s the only caveat in this deal.

    Kennedy is only going to get worse as the season goes along between the way the ball flies out in the AZ heat and his pitch total reaching uncharted territory. Concerning Putz, SAGNOF — always trade a closer.

    All told, I like the Kershaw/Holliday side big time.

  104. Gern says:
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    Please rank: Napoli, Arencebia, Montero

  105. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Schmohawks Bob: You sound like you’re rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. I’d hold.

    @Steve: I agree with Sean.

    @sean: Nice

    @Derrick: No idea what Hudson.

    @Brad Fullmer’s Quads: And he gets the win.

    @Shin Soo Choo-Choo: If you like…

    @joe from point pleasant: Team looks okay, how is it doing? The back of your pitching staff looks a little messy. CarGo for A-Rod or Zimmerman, lose Chipper and grab an OF off waivers. Or upgrade Walker.

    @sean: Yup

    @Gern: You ranked them.

  106. Thrillhouse says:
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    Grey, just giving a shout for the smooth Magnolia reference. Girardi has a lot of love to give! Oh, and @Blink – I nabbed Gordon right when J-Roll went down (or gimpy). I wonder if he’ll be keeper-worthy by the end of the season.

  107. Commish Cauda says:
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    Blackmon or Carp?

  108. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Steve: id do it and grab lawrie

  109. Steve says:
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    @Schmohawks Bob: I’m good on Saves. 2nd in the league, ahead of 3rd by 13. I’ve got OFs for days…Morse, Vladdy, Gordon, Raji, Lind, and Gardner. I’m more than happy to bench one of them. I probably need to cut Gardner loose anyway.

    I agree..i think I’ve gotten the best Kennedy is probably gonna offer, and I have 3 other closers simply because my holds guys keep getting put in the hot seat. I’ve had Walden and Crow all year long, initially just for holds. Plus I’ve got Valverde.

  110. McBainus says:
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    Dempster…sonovabench!!!

  111. brad says:
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    Grey: Is it weird that Bill Simmons is trying harder and harder to be you? Do you ever notice a lemon yellow VW Beetle convertible parked outside your house late at night? License Plate SPRTSGUY.

  112. Derrick says:
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    David Wright and Ervin Santana for Clayton Kershaw. Who wins?

  113. Eddie says:
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    @Grey: Are you buying Felipe Paulino? I see him as the poor man’s Bud Norris. Or the homeless man’s Ubaldo Jimenez.

  114. Al Swedgin says:
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    Grey, please rank these MI for the rest of the year:

    Daniel Murphy, Aaron Hill, Ian Desmond, Jed Lowrie

  115. polczek5 says:
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    Save vulture question…
    Do you think Lyon takes the closer role back in Houston? Worth the headache? Alternatively, I could go with Guerra right away.

    Ryan

  116. nyydj2 says:
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    Glass Skippy needs to shut the f*** up because I do not want the April/May Heyward back, if I’m waiting this long I want the real deal healthy.

    Got lucky today starting the Maggot Box, 8 K’s. a W and nice ratios.

  117. Sos says:
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    I have McGehee at 3rd and I’m about at my breaking point in a 12 team. Not much available outside of Turner. Should I make the switch? Other options include Callaspo, Betemit, Headley, usual suspects…Make a switch or hold tight?

  118. K!cks says:
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    Michael Brantley or Brett Gardner?

  119. brad says:
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    @Grey: Yeah, a Prius makes sense.

  120. tHe sHiT says:
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    @Grey: I got the dude to accept the Wright/Hudson deal instead of me giving up Kennedy.

  121. Wilsonian says:
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    Back to my trade question of his Kendrick/Kennedy for my Uggla/Pineda…

    If I dealt him Uggla/Pineda and he had these guys on his team, who would you pair with Kennedy for it to be a fair trade:

    Lester, Buccholz, Marcum, Cahill, Hanrahan, Putz, Storen, Marmol, Stubbs, I. Desmond, Prado? I’m not really liking the options, but I do have a little mancrush on Kennedy (even if Sean doesn’t like Kennedy for he rest of the year and thinks his numbers will decline).

  122. Chinaski says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Brantley, D.Brown or Ibanez going forward?

    Thanks

  123. Griff says:
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    @DHill Dragons: Nice. I had him benched in two leagues. He’ll probably go out and give up 5 ER now that I’ve started him…

  124. STRAWberry says:
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    Grey,

    Apologize as I’m sure you have received this question many times….What is your take on Hanley going forward? The window to buy low on him is now, but I’m not sure if he steps up his game again. He’s the the worst when it comes to hustle and seems indifferent towards the game as a whole.

  125. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Chinaski: b and b

  126. joe from point pleasant says:
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    RE: @joe from point pleasant: Team looks okay, how is it doing? The back of your pitching staff looks a little messy. CarGo for A-Rod or Zimmerman, lose Chipper and grab an OF off waivers. Or upgrade Walker.

    @Grey:
    The teams currently 3-6 despite having the 2nd most overall points scored. I have played the weekly high scorer 4 times already this season and cant seem to get any luck.

    I was offered billingsley for cargo which would help being that it is a points league which seem to always heavily favor pitching. We have a 15 start weekly max that every team tries to hit in order to maximize points.

    I will def look into getting a-rod though, that seems like a good idea. It’s just very frustrating having a team that scores so well but cant buy a win. Thanks for the insight!

  127. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    yeah dempster started out looking bad,then hit his stride

  128. sean says:
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    @Brad Fullmer’s Quads: Possibly because he doesn’t throw hard, doesn’t have an out pitch and doesn’t have a closer’s mentality?

    (@Thrillhouse: one of my favorites. If you haven’t read Christian Lander’s piece about how all white people love PT Anderson flicks, it’s totally worth a peek the next time you’re in a library, oops I mean B&N.

    @STRAWberry: I wouldn’t confuse hustle and grit with fantasy glory. When it comes to fakeball, the only hustling required is by you — to the waiver wire, to your opponents’ heads, to the trading block. Hanley is beating treated like some schmohawk middle infielder and is valued at pennies on the dollar. All you have to do is pretend that the best SS in the history of minor league SSs is getting called up and that his name is Hanley Ramirez. Why not take a chance on buying low? Or you could continue riding on the schmohawk carousel of Escobars, JJ Hardy, Darwin, etc. etc.

  129. fyodor says:
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    Grey, hi.

    Bartlett or Dee Gordon?

    Thanks for your help.

  130. BobbyI says:
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    @Grey: Better for rest of season? J Peralta vs. G Beckham

    Also, please rank for rest of season output…D Brown, A Rizzo, Melky, Boesch, Brantley

  131. Chinaski says:
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    Thanks Al, which B now? MB or DB? :)

  132. STRAWberry says:
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    Also, do you accept the spelling of Grey as Gray, which is one of the few words in the English language, while spelled differently, still retains its exact meaning?

  133. EK says:
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    My 12 team H2H pts league squad:

    C – Martin
    1B – Votto
    2B – K. Johnson
    SS – Asdrubal
    3B – Bautista
    OF – Kemp, Cargo, Pence, Morse
    Bench – Rasmus
    SP – Haren, D. Hudson, Scherzer, Gio, Morrow, Stauffer, Liriano
    RP – Nunez, Madson, Venters

    I’m currently 7-2 and but always looking to improve/buy low/sell high.. any thoughts? As you can see I have plenty of offense so I’m thinking of trading for a trustworthy SP. Thanks.

  134. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Chinaski: depends on needs,brantley more sb and runs,i think d brown will hit more hr and rbi

  135. Chinaski says:
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    Will Alex Rios get his act together or what? Someone dropped him in my league and i consider adding him of waivers. He cant be that bad, i believe he can only get better from this point.

  136. Wilsonian says:
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    @Grey: would you only go with those three or does it go on down the line and that’s just the order?

  137. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Grey: two steps forward one step back,im putting weight on it and fake walking with my crutches,still a week or so from tossing the crutches but i can see the light,yeah these guys in my league are ready for me to go back to work,thanks for asking

  138. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Chinaski: See yesterday’s post for Rios comments.

    @Wilsonian: Those three, not in that order. Lester, Stubbs…

    @AL KOHOLIC: That sucks, no problem. You know, Chipper would demand you get on your feet.

  139. herschel says:
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    @Grey: can you rank the following sagnof (assuming position doesnt matter)? gordon, campana, revere and bernadina.

    thanks.

  140. Rob says:
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    Gregerson or Betancourt for holds?

  141. herschel says:
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    @Grey: also, is it safe to drop BA at this point? has there ever been a positive visit with dr death?

  142. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Grey: yeah but im trying to get all the way healed and not have to sit out once a week with reacurring injuries,hehe,it broke the bone totally in 2 pieces and they did three incisions on it,plus at 5 ft 8 and 230 pounds,that poor ankle is hurting,trying to ween off the pain meds but the physical therapy has me back on them

  143. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @herschel: Straight steals? Gordon, Campana, Bernadina… Overall production… Bernadina, Revere, Gordon…

    @Rob: Betancourt…

    @herschel: He’s probably done but I’d wait a few days to make sure.

    @AL KOHOLIC: That sounds miserable, good to have you laid up and commenting though.

  144. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Grey: yeah that has been the one positive,even my gal Janell said she was glad i had this site and my leagues while im hurt

  145. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    News/Analysis Headlines Preseason Outlook
    Alvarez suffers setback in rehab: Pittsburgh 3B Pedro Alvarez (quad) tweaked his already strained right quadriceps during his rehab and is no longer playing in extended spring training games, reports the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Wednesday. This is considered a pretty sizable setback for the 24-year-old third baseman.
    (Updated 06/08/2011)

  146. paulzone says:
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    need to add a pitcher with peavy hitting the dl. who would you gamble on:

    liriano, volquez, or gee

    ah, gee whiz! haha.

  147. MeanMachine says:
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    For anyone interested Carp is getting the DH start and batting 8th. Cust is sitting tonight. Probably be a platoon with Cust at DH and the occasional day at 1st when Smoak needs a day off. Looking forward to seeing the kid play. There’s hope in Seattle!

  148. theguarantee says:
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    OK, E Young Jr. officially slept with Jim Tracy’s wife. So glad I decided to drop Raburn after he came up and looked every part a competent leadoff hitter for Colo.

  149. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    wow EY on the pine again,

  150. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    Rizzo (thumb) will be called up by the Padres on Thursday, Dan Hayes of the North County Times reports.
    Spin: Corresponding moves will have to be made to add Rizzo to the 40-man roster, but for those in a position where he’s still available on the waiver wire, the race is on to pick him up as the Padres will almost certainly give him everyday playing time as their primary first baseman the rest of the way.

  151. royce! says:
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    My Padres season ticket rep just emailed me to tell me Rizzo’s getting called up tomorrow, and that he (the rep, not Rizzo) hoped that I was planning to go to the game.

    Yes, this is the state of Padres marketing. They actually have to sell their season ticket holders on attending the games! Ha!

    (Actually, I correspond with this guy frequently, so I’m hoping this is unusual).

  152. Wilsonian says:
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    @Grey: thanks man. I appreciate the help, as usual. I doubt this guy goes for any of that, but I’ll try.

    @AL KOHOLIC: Glad to see you’re slowly healing. I’m actually typing this while at physical therapy, so I feel a little bit of your pain. I agree with Grey that it’s good to have you commenting. You’ve provided me with some good conversation and insight. So thanks!

  153. Donnie Baseball says:
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    Bruce and Walden for LoMo and Hamels?

    Grey and anybody else. Thanks!

  154. Wilsonian says:
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    Gio and Walden for Kennedy and Norris? Which side?

  155. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Wilsonian: what your ailment,hope its going well also,my therapist is 24 year old beauty,with 3 others like her walking around,i usually take 3 pain pills for the session so theres no noticable excitement from me but the pills get me all hyped up,now i need many new post in the next 20 minutes to eliminate the chance of janell reading this,hehe,or more than my leg will be hurting

  156. pat says:
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    weakest link out of anibal sanchez, pineda, morrow, norris, garza, romero, hudson, narveson, zimmermann? lose any for stauffer?

  157. McBainus says:
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    @Grey: Request for addition to the Razzball Glossary: TrADD

    As in what people have that LOVE to trade. Not only sending offers, but just making constant deals. “That guy traded for Michael Bourn, then traded him away, now is trading to get him back again…he’s got TrADD”.

    Suppose you could also use TrADHD for when people are really egregious about it.

  158. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @McBainus: sounds like wilsonian,hehe,he,s a trader,but i think the term is mastertrader submitted by one of the originals on here with grey and steve named big fat hippo,also a long time friend and fantasy mate he made the name up regaurding me,he still gets on here once in a while but between working and drinking he is busy

  159. McBainus says:
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    @AL: Mastertrader is the noun, TrADD is the adjective? :-)

    Regardless, I am/have both.

  160. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    @Grey: Hilarious. One deck chair, two schmohawks on this fantasy Titanic.

  161. Wilsonian says:
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    @AL KOHOLIC: I’ve got a low back/pinched nerve/sciatic issue going on. It’s a bunch of fun. Unfortunately I’ve got a dude as my therapist and there aren’t any beauties running around.

  162. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Wilsonian: read 168 and 169,and i do feel your pain man,a back isnt anything to mess with,so good luck

  163. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @McBainus: whats the verb?

  164. Donnie Baseball says:
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    @pat:
    narveson

  165. debar says:
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    so back to my (not so) chump dump -> mauer, krispie, anibal, marmol for bautista, you think i’d be giving up too much? it’s a 10-team h2h points league:

    c: mauer
    1b: adrian
    2b: cano
    3b: prado
    ss: assdribble
    of: c crawford
    of: mccutchen
    of: krispie
    u: choo
    bench: b butler
    sp: anibal, jhoulys, latos, dhudson, jay-z
    rp: ogando (rp eligibe), putz
    bench: scherzer, bum, b anderson, marmol

    replacements off the waiver would be arencibia/avila, wandy/danks, farnsworth/league.

  166. Rob says:
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    Aubrey Huff or Ryan Rayburn the rest of the way?

  167. Carl says:
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    LAWRIE update:

    Non-displaced fracture found in his hand after the swelling went down. He’ll be out of action for 2-3 weeks. No cast needed or anything though. Sigh.

  168. bobbo says:
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    Just dropped EY Jr for Rizzo after the news… everyone go pick up EY now because surely now that he’s off my team he’ll get every day playing time. You’ve been warned!

  169. herschel says:
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    @Grey: given news on Lawrie (fracture in hand) is he droppable in redraft leagues?

  170. herschel says:
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    Tulo hbp in the hand. stays in the game. hopefully nothing major.

  171. xopchipili says:
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    now that Rizzo is definitely on his way, like him or Carp better?

  172. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @bobbo: yeah just my thoughts on EY

  173. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    News/Analysis Headlines Preseason Outlook
    Espinosa hit on hand to end game: Washington 2B Danny Espinosa was involved in a questionable play at the end of Wednesday’s loss in San Francisco. Espinosa appeared to be hit on the hand while swinging against Matt Cain in the ninth inning with two outs. He was ruled struck out and the game ended, though the Nationals argued that Espinosa, who appeared to be injured, was hit. The umpire disagreed. The Washington Post reported after the game that Espinosa was in pain and was expected to get an X-ray. Espinosa declined to talk to reporters after the game. He went 1 for 4 and is batting .218 on the season.

  174. Steve says:
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    @Grey: Are we done with Casilla yet?

  175. Jo Jo says:
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    Werth or Morrison?

    Papelbon or Oswalt?

    Thanks

  176. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Jo Jo: Morrison, Oswalt…

  177. Steve says:
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    Mini Donkey!

  178. Donnie Baseball says:
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    @Steve:
    Starting to come around, that’s 7 HR’s in his last 23 games.
    After only hitting 3 in his first 37.

  179. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Grey:are weeks or crawford(rookies)better than hill until lawrie arrives?

  180. Steve says:
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    @Grey: Moreland or Helton in an AVE + OBP league?

  181. Steve says:
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    I see I managed to cool Olivo off. Hitless since I picked him up in the RCL.

  182. KarlJ. says:
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    So I am getting killed with injuries at 3b after losing Wright and I picked up Lawrie last week only to see he now has a broken hand.

    I have been offered Zimmerman & Liriano for Kershaw. I have pretty strong SP’s so I can probably afford to move Kershaw. Do I pull the trigger? Zimmerman’s abdominal injury scares me. Other trade possibilities for 3b replacement are Aramis Ramirez or Martin Prado for Gaby Sanchez

    Thanks

  183. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Steve: Only took him a year and a half.

    @AL KOHOLIC: If it were a week or two it would be one thing… It’s a long time until Lawrie comes up now. I’d probably just stick with Hill.

    @Steve: Helton

  184. KarlJ. says:
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    This is a 5×5 non-keeper league by the way

  185. Grey

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    @KarlJ.: I wouldn’t do that trade. Aramis for Gaby or Prado are better.

  186. KarlJ. says:
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    Thanks Grey. I am leaning towards trading Gaby for Aramis. I assume you like Aramis better than Prado at 3B?

  187. Steve says:
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    A sac fly, Gordon? Really?

  188. Steve says:
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    @Steve: More than Youk managed in the same situation. Dickhead.

  189. Eddie says:
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    @Grey: Lawrie…. Damn it.

  190. Feeding the Abscess

    Feeding the Abscess says:
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    @Steve: C’mon, man, you can’t get mad at a player for driving in a run without hurting your average.

  191. Feeding the Abscess

    Feeding the Abscess says:
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    Mini Donkey filling up on the delicious slam and legs!

  192. Steve says:
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    @Feeding the Abscess: If you could see what my H2H team’s been up to, you’d understand ;-)

  193. Wilsonian says:
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    @AL KOHOLIC: haha, the mastertrader is definitely me to a “T”. And don’t worry, I take no offense. My leaguemates might take offense, though, after getting annoyed by me. My Dad has the same issue, so at least it’s hereditary.

    That being said, was just offered Kennedy for Dunn. I loves me some Kennedy, and Dunn blows. I’ve got Hosmer, and kendrick who can play first too (have Hill too). Do I do it? 16 team H2H keeper (keep 5).

  194. Wilsonian says:
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    @Grey: Dunn is gone, thanks man. Took Kennedy.

  195. Steve says:
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    Hernandez, Perez and now Kimbrel. Jesus.

  196. Trevor

    tggq21 says:
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    Kimbrel :( First two batter struck out and he blows the save! I don’t know what to take from him.. just a hot and cold closer…

  197. Feeding the Abscess

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    Norris’ no-hit bid is an awful lot like Liriano’s. 4 BB, 1 K through 6 IP lol.

  198. I may have missed it, but have you apologized yet for forcing me (at gunpoint) to drop Ogando on May 6th? Since then 5 QS, 3 W, 1 CG SO, 7.5 K/9, 2.19 ERA, 0.93 WHIP if my math is correct. Could’ve used that to offset what Johnson, Scherzer, Soria and Fail Fail have done to my stats. I’m sending you a bottle of Windex for your crystal ball… in return, I need you to talk one of my league mates into trading me Halladay for Asdrubal.

  199. Steve says:
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    @Steve: Not any more!

  200. Terrence Mann says:
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    JD Drew, you lucky piece of crap.

  201. Trevor

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    Kimbrel got the win!

  202. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weeks jr or gordon in roto? thanks.

  203. Steve says:
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    Is there ANY chance Hernandez gets the call to close it out if the Dbacks can re-take the lead?

  204. @Grey: You know I can’t stay mad at you… especially not when the RW Vegas Reunion is on and they’re talking gay porn reveal. Don’t worry, no spoilers.

  205. Trick dad says:
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    Grey- keeper league who to drop: choo, domonic brown, lind. Thanks!

  206. Steve says:
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    @Grey: How about Moreland or Jay (for RF slot), same league, OBP as well as AVE.

  207. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Trick dad: not lind ill tell you that

  208. Feeding the Abscess

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    Not the Dodgers’ fault, they ran into Hamels.

  209. Steve says:
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    Why no Rauch?

  210. paulzone says:
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    joba on the dl – who should i grab for holds/vulture wins/k’s/good ratios:

    rauch, uehara, adams, bastardo, contreras, marshall

  211. Wilsonian says:
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    @AL KOHOLIC: how someone could drop Lind right now is beyond me. Since he’s come back into my lineup, my team as a whole has hit 16 homeruns. That’s 4 days. That’s also the same total that my team had in the previous 13 days. I attribute it all to him coming back. I know that’s crazy, but I do.

  212. Eddie says:
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    Alright well I’ve been sitting on both Lawrie and Chisenhall. Is Chisenhall now the guy to get the earlier call?

  213. Wilsonian says:
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    Dread Pirate – walk off.

  214. Cole says:
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    I see Kimbrel gave up 2 runs but K’d 3 and got the win. Its like he took a dump on my doorstep but then gave me a gift card to Noodles and Company. And I love Noodles!

  215. Steve says:
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    Come on Brew Crew. I need an Axford win BAD.

  216. Feeding the Abscess

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    @paulzone: Adams

  217. Cole says:
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    @Steve: I bet Morgan was thinking: this one’s for Steve on that swing.

  218. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @paulzone: adams

  219. Jake in Columbus says:
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    For a minute I thought my new office chair must have been salvaged from of a DeLorean when I saw Linebrink, League and Janssen all got saves. Wait, League AND Janssen? Oh, it’s not 2009 after all.

  220. nyydj2 says:
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    This is RickieWeeks.org, my team in a shits and giggles ESPN public 12 teamer. 8 other teams are still making roster moves daily, 3 teams have left the building. My question is: why isn’t this my &*%* big money league?

    R HR RBI SB AVG K W SV ERA WHIP
    12 12 12 11 11 11 11 11 12 12 115

  221. Eddy says:
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    Yahoo had a little prediction contest to see what Volquez’ line was going to be last night.

    I saw that NewBVick and Steve were among the winners.

    Coincidence, fellas?

  222. Steve says:
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    @Eddy: T’was not I.

  223. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    News/Analysis Headlines Preseason Outlook
    Pedroia back in Boston : Red Sox 2B Dustin Pedroia returned to Boston after his team’s 11-6 win over New York on Wednesday to get his right knee checked out. The Boston Globe reports there is a possibility he faces surgery that would sideline him at least a month. He injured his knee on May 16 versus the Orioles and he said his lack of production at the plate is attributable tohis knee and surgically repaired left foot. “It could keep me out a month,” he said. “It’s not what I want. But I have to get it checked out. It’s been bothering me a lot. It’s hard to hit with something is wrong with your legs.” Pedroia went 1 for 3 with an RBI on Wednesday.
    (Updated 06/09/2011)
    In

  224. nyydj2 says:
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    Hard to hit when your legs are shorter than my freaking……..ya little keebler munchkin elfie anklebiter.

  225. yankees2011 says:
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    Ok, not only does that useless piece of excrement A.J. Burnett fail to retaliate against Ortiz for twirling his bat Tuesday night after hitting what would be the game winner and showing up the feeble Yanks, he proceeds to give up a 2 Run HR. I am in no way advocating violence or head hunting, but you need to send a message to that fat fool when he does stuff like that. It’s part of baseball. Unfortunately, that would require guts and the ability to hit a target when asked to – two traits Burnett lacks. The Yanks deserve what they get, and this is coming from a Yankee fan. Albeit, an extremely frustrated one.

    Nice signing by the way Cash! Keep up the good work.

  226. yankees2011 says:
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    By the way, if Burnett did eventually throw at someone, please let me know. I was too disgusted to watch the entire game.

  227. Steve says:
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    OK – so if I’m prospecting for Holds, do I take a guy has has got a couple in the last week, or go for someone like Vinnie Pestano, who is confirmed as the Indians 8th-inning guy, but hasn’t had a Hold opp for a bit – but is sure to get one soon?

  228. The Burghler says:
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    7×7 with ops/ks, losses/qs

    Werth/Correia or Dunn/Colby Lewis?

  229. bogbert says:
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    @nyydj2: I’m a Red Sox fan and still found that hilarious.

  230. @Eddy: Predictions are cute… I actually put him in my lineup. Alligator blood, my friends.

  231. Steve says:
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    Longo! Wouldn’t mind some pinch-hit goodness…

  232. Steve says:
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    @Steve: An infield single is OK too.

  233. Steve says:
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    Come on Farns. Not you too. Double play, please.

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