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When one guy in a fight is named after a maximum security prison and the other guy is named after something Velma from Scooby Doo says when startled, who do you think is gonna win?  Quentin took a pitch off his bicep.  Nay.  It grazed off his arm.  Not just any pitch either.  A 3-2 pitch.  Are we to believe sweet, innocent, my fantasy ace, Zack Greinke in all his 12-year-old boyish looks would wait to throw a purpose pitch on 3-2?  A 3-2 purpose pitch?!  That makes sense.  Maybe next time he’ll walk him, then toss a pick-off throw low so the 1st baseman has to slap the tag real hard on his leg.  A 3-2 purpose pitch?!  That’s fertilizer!  Get off the ‘roids, Quentin, you have rage issues!  So, Greinke has a fractured left collarbone.  He’ll be out at least six weeks.  My guess for his return is the All-Star break.  Why does awful have to happen to my wonderful?  Why, deity of choice?!  Why?!  Someone please tuck me into a sleeping bag of cashmere and rock me back and forth until I fall asleep.  Please make this pain go away.  Or hurt Quentin.  That would help.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

PSYCHE!  Before we get into today’s post I just wanted to inform everyone that the Stream-o-Nator has returned.  It’s new and improved.  Stream-o-Nator, “You know that sounds like a compliment, but it’s really implying I wasn’t that great last year.  I’m gruff, but those things hurt my feelings.”  So, this year the Stream-o-Nator no longer has numbers 1 thru 1000 (?).  It’s now on a dollar scale like you’d find in a draft.  A $30 starter is obviously great.  A $1 starter is probably awful.  Lower your dollar threshold to where it’s appropriate for deeper leagues, i.e., a $15 starter for 12 team leagues would be solid.  $10 starter for 15-team leagues would be solid.  $2 starter for AL-Only leagues that only use Astro and Indian pitchers is great, etc.  Also, SON comes with ownership numbers for 12-team mixed leagues.  So, go say thanks to Rudy, it’s all him.  Anyway II, here’s the roundup:

Josh Johnson – I read that it was very cold in Detroit for the Johnson start, which affected his velocity.  That weather was why he gave up 6 ER in 1 1/3 IP.  Well, it’s a good thing he’s playing in Toronto this year.  That’ll make for some toasty weather!  (I know it can be an indoor stadium, Smarty Two-Cents.)  The velocity is supposed to return for Johnson once he gets in warmer weather and once 5 years come off his age and once a major arm surgery is magically removed from his arm.  I am the Magical Arm Injury Fairy, “I have come to remove any injury history from Josh Johnson’s arm…Ooh, a lady bug!  Sorry, what was I saying?”  The Magical Arm Injury Fairy sure has a short term memory.  If you followed my rankings where I told you to avoid Josh Johnson, none of this matters.  You don’t own him.  I wouldn’t start now, i.e., I before E except in Teixeira, don’t trade for him.

Brett Lawrie – Went 2-for-2 in an extended spring training game.  I wonder if extended spring training is like an after hours clubs that always has the “most slammin’ music” and the “most bangin’ ladies” then when you show up it’s 3,000 Asian dudes with glow sticks drinking Red Bull.

Colby Rasmus – 2-for-4.  Was one of two Blue Jays to have a multiple hit day yesterday (along with Melky).  Rasmus was the only Blue Jay available on my waiver wire and he was the one I picked up to stream.  Booyakasha!  Speaking of which, now that the Stream-o-Nator is in the bag the next major release will be the Hitter-Tron, which will be to stream hitters on short schedule days.  Hitter-Tron, “I’m coming.”  Hmm, he sounds Austrian.  “I am.”

Doug Fister – 8 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Fister won out over the BJ’s.  Hey, to each his own.

Joaquin Benoit – Leyland said Benoit is officially the closer.  But not really.  I mean he really said it, but he also said it’s not doable every day.  Benoit can’t always go on back-to-back days, struggles with homers and sounds French.  Leyland’s other options are Coke, Valverde (soon), Al Al’etc and Dotel.  They could all see opportunities.  I’m trying to wrap my brain around Valverde pitching in anything but save opportunities and being effective.  That’s not to say he would be effective as the closer either.  I’m just saying that I can’t imagine the Tigers go through all of these trouble for Valverde, the guy that closed (if miserably at times) last year, and then they put him in the 7th or 8th inning.  For now, I’d hold Benoit, Coke and Valverde, depending on need/want/desperation.

Prince Fielder – 2-for-2 and 4 ribbies.  Those are tofu ribbies, by the way.  You know how Animal Planet does counter-programming during the Super Bowl halftime show with the Puppy Bowl?  Someone should do counter-programming to the Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest with vegetarians.  Prince Fielder vs. Carnie Wilson in the Not Dog Eating Contest.  Like you wouldn’t watch.

Miguel Cabrera – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI and a triple and a steal.  Are we sure the weather was to blame for Josh Johnson’s start and not MLB moving the bases 59 feet closer to each other for the Tigers?

Austin Jackson – 3-for-6, 3 runs and a 1 RBI, hitting .375 on the year.  I’m pretty bummed I don’t own him on any team.  That is all.

Jhonny Peralta – 3-for-4 and a run.  He’s now 6-for-8 in the last two games.  He’s not in this afternoon’s Buy/Sell, but he could’ve been.  How’s dem apples?  Delicious!

A.J. Griffin – 8 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks vs. the Angels.  After the game, Arte Moreno bought the state of California, renamed Oakland “Los Angeles of Anaheim” and claimed victory.

Seth Smith – 4-for-5, a run and RBI.  The Lisper’s Nightmare if theven for hith lath nine.

Mike Trout – 0-for-4, hitting .250 after being moved to second in the order.  Somewhere, Joe Charboneau is cackling.

Gordon Beckham – Out for 6-8 weeks with a broken hamate bone.  He’s lucky his name isn’t Beckpenis.

Dylan Axelrod – 3 2/3 IP, 6 ER.  Spare me the Axelrod and spoil my fantasy team.

Stephen Drew – 1-for-2, with a run.  Yay.  Whatever.  He did nothing yesterday, just like he’s done nothing for the last decade.  Just wanted to point out something.  In the last week, ESPN has had fantasy ‘features’ on Halladay, Vernon Wells, Hafner and Stephen Drew.  Am I the only one that thinks this is a joke?  Hey, ESPN, nice Cavariccis, you should try these new things called MP3′s, and don’t be alarmed, but there’s a black president.

Chris Davis – 1-for-2 and his 6th homer.  T-minus 26 days until the first unsubstantiated story from someone who calls themselves, “Whistler’s Truther,” about how Chris Davis is on steroids.

Manny Machado – 3-for-4, 2 runs and could’ve stolen a few bases if Markakis didn’t keep swinging at every freakin’ pitch.  It’s crazy how little hype Machado has.  On Wednesday, he hit a bomb for a home run.  Yesterday, he dropped a bunt that went about five feet from Salty and beat it out for a single.  I’m believing the young Hanley comparisons.  Yet, people care about Lawrie.  Give me Machado.  For serious.

Chris Tillman – 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks.  He really only had one tough inning, and looked in command for the rest of the game (then was bailed out by Matusz).  I’d hold Tillman for now.  I know, I’m crushing hard on the Orioles this year.  Fire Showalter and maybe they can win the title.

Michael Saunders – Placed on the DL with a sprained shoulder.  This means more time for Jason Bay and Raul Ibanez.  If you’re just waking from a four year coma, this isn’t a good thing.

Franklin Gutierrez – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 4th home run.  They should’ve moved the Safeco fences in 20 years ago!  Safeco didn’t exist twenty years ago.  Random Italicized Voice, it was a figure of speech.  Oh, yeah, people are walking around  all over saying, “They should’ve moved the Safeco fences in 20 years ago.”  Very popular figure of speech. Leave me alone, Random Italicized Voice.  The Big FraGu should be owned because he’s hitting the Schlitz out of the ball.

Michael Morse – Out for 3-7 days with a fractured pinkie.  I blame Carlos Quentin.

Ryan Vogelsong – 6 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks vs. the Cubs, ERA is at 7.15 after two starts.  I still like Vogelsong.  I hope you don’t mind that I put it down in words.  Sorry, that always happens when I write Vogelsong.  I hope you don’t mind that I put it down in words.  Anyway, he’ll catch his groove at some point, and you can tell everybody this is your Vogelsong.

Anthony Rizzo – Hit his 3rd homer.  Not bad, Jerky!  And better than Gyorko.

Nate Schierholtz – 3-for-4, 2 runs and a steal, hitting .370.  I have no idea why he’s splitting time with Scott Hairston, who’s hitting .125.  Though I’d prefer to be greeted every morning by Keith David’s creepy laughter than try to figure it out.

Mark Teixeira – Could swing a bat on Friday in a cage.  In related news, on Friday, A-Rod could swing a cage dancer’s bat.

Curtis Granderson – He began throwing yesterday.  With his timetable still mid-May, he could pick up a fungo by this weekend.  In France, it’s spelled fungot.  Fact!

Aaron Harang – The ugliest player on earth found a new home in Seattle.  Damn, and now Willie McGee has to take another hit with the ugly stick.   Best case scenario, The Harangutan has some match-ups appeal at home.  Worst case scenario for his time in Seattle is he gets Lyme Disease and Steven throws his teddy bear into the water.

Jorge Soler – Cubs prospect was suspended for 5 games for wielding a bat in a benches-clearing brawl.  Reminds me of the time Carlos Marmol was accused of hitting a 24-year-old woman in his native Dominican Republic.  He was aiming to the right of her, but couldn’t control his punch.

  1. Brach says:
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    I didnt have a great draft…..I’m in a yahoo 12 team 5×5 mixed league and am looking for a CI while Aramis is on he DL.

    I’m thinking Chris Carter or Yonder Alonso? anyone better that might be out there?

    Also if you wouldn’t mind evaluating my pitching staff quickly.

    CJ Wilsom
    Scherzer
    Dickey
    Moore
    S. Miller
    Jose Fernandez
    Felix Doubront
    Marco Estrada

    Rodney
    Frieri
    Rosenthal

    Thanks for the feedback.

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Brach: Carter, It’s alright, Dickey will not be like the old dick

    • Hunter says:
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      @Brach:

      You might want to run it through an analyzer, but just eyeballing it, your WHIP is gonna be a little high. Most of your better guys seem like strikeout dudes who are prone to the walk.

      Also, it’s impossible to say if there’s anyone better available, but I know in my league, Moss and Berkman were available until recently. If Chris Carter is really the best guy available in your league, I’m probably streaming the spot. Mitch Moreland against a crap righty at home, John Mayberry at home against a crappy lefty, etc.

  2. Howie says:
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    Need to replace Greinke. NL-only 4×4 league. Would you go with Maholm, Minor, or Harvey? Thanks.

    • Bourne says:
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      @Howie: How are those guys available in an NL only? Not to mention any league.

    • bossmanjunior says:
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      @Howie:

      How the hell is Harvey not owned? Harvey hands down.

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @bossmanjunior: maybe its only 4 teams

        • JoeC says:
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          @Jack Full of Hate: I think it’s actually a 1-team league. The only pain point is waiting for waiver claims to clear.

      • Bourne says:
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        @bossmanjunior: I would take minor over harvey.

        • oppo taco says:
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          @Bourne: @Bourne: Take Harvey in this 4 team league, he has to be the obvious choice

          • Howie says:
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            @Grey: Thanks. Follow-up question…if Greinke is only out a few weeks (say, than a post-broken collarbone Greinke?

          • Howie says:
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            @Howie: @Grey: Not sure what happened with that last attempt. I’ll try again with my follow-up question…if Greinke is only out a few weeks (say, than Harvey for the remainder of the season- ERA, WHIP, wins?

          • Howie says:
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            @Grey: Don’t know why my responses are being truncated…it might be the browser (Chrome). Is Harvey a better choice than a post-collarbone broken Greinke for the rest of the season- if Greinke’s injury is relatively short-term?

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Howie: dude, Harvey isn’t even close to available in my 8 Team NL/AL league. How in the f*** is he available anywhere?! He has a career (although short career) K/9 of over 10!!! If you don’t take Harvey, and don’t find a way to get Minor on your team, you should not win this league.

      • Howie says:
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        @Wilsonian: LOL. Unfortunately in a traditional 4×4 K’s aren’t one of the categories. That said, is Harvey still the choice over Minor for ERA/WHIP/Wins?

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @Howie: there is such a thing as a “traditional” 4×4?

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Jack Full of Hate: haha, I thought it was a traditional 5×5. How are Ks not a category in any fantasy baseball league? Regardless, how are Minor and Harvey not owned in an NL only league??? I’m still shocked by that.

            • Jack Full of Hate says:
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              @Wilsonian: Amen!

            • Bourne says:
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              @Wilsonian: I stand by minor over Harvey. 8+k rate aside. Better team, better ratio guy. But still you should really own both.

          • Howie says:
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            @Jack Full of Hate: perhaps some 4x4s use K’s? My comment was more in response to the K reference- although I understand this metric is most likely positively correlated to ERA and WHIP.

            • Jack Full of Hate says:
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              @Howie: if anything I would bounce saves if I was doing a 4×4 and focus on starters only.

              • Howie says:
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                @Jack Full of Hate: I would like that as well, but this league has been around forever and back in the day the original roto leagues were 4×4 and did not include K’s.

                • oppo taco says:
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                  @Howie: Do you play without homeruns too?

                  • Howie says:
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                    @oppo taco: Only inside the park ones. :-) Hey, I didn’t make the original Roto baseball scoring rules…

          • Visionary1 says:
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            @Jack Full of Hate: The first fantasy baseball leagues were 4 x4, no K’s, no Runs. Hence, traditional.

  3. Gareth says:
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    Didn’t he like break his spleen playing basketball a few years ago? Now his left arm falls off playing full contact football with someone clearly twice his size.

    Yeah. I’m not owning this guy. Ever.

  4. gabe says:
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    Good stuff like usual!

    Question:
    would you drop rosenthal or micheal young for erick aybar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @gabe: Thanks! Rosenthal

  5. The Guru

    The Guru says:
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    Stay classy, San Diego. Someone in LA do a Harding on that Quentin. WWHHYYY???

    Last time Miggy had a triple and a steal in the same game? Never. That’s a gooey factoid. Now buy me a mojito to ease my pain.

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @The Guru: I prefer to call it a gilooly. its more fun to say

    • Jay

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      @The Guru: I blame both of them. Quentin doesn’t even look like he’s committed to do anything until Grienke starts charging. What the hell was that anyhow? I greet my bro-friends at the bar like that.

      Some of these guys need tips. See Ventura vs Nolan for what should happen.

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        @jaywrong: I’d give it a 3/10 on the brawl scale. No one seemed to know what to do and it led to an awkward shoulderblock that somehow managed to break a collarbone. And what the hell was Ellis doing? Quentin did a weird stutter-step move and Ellis was still late on the takedown.

        Good call on Ventura/Ryan. Anyone who chose to charge Nolan did so at their own peril.

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuGp2ZRGIqI

        • Jay

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          @Big Magoo: Totally, it was just stupid all around. I blame everyone. And like you said, even Ellis did a poor job.

            • Jay

              jaywrong says:
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              @Fooch: That’s a great idea.

            • Jack Full of Hate says:
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              @Fooch: that guy should teach the art of charging the mound class in the off season.

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @jaywrong: it was a 3-2 pitch, Quentin is a mitch, he needs to get one in the ear hole next time he faces the Dodgers and that’s that.

            • Jay

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              @Jack Full of Hate: Then why did Grienke reciprocate? Like I said, both are silly.

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @jaywrong: If someone is charging you can’t run, he manned up, unfortunately he thought he was playing middle linebacker and not a pitcher. I really hope they ring Quentin up in the ear hole later this year. I hate punk asses like him.

                • Jay

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                  @Jack Full of Hate: C’mon Jack. You really gonna say Grienke should man up? I could say Quentin was manning up for getting hit with a ball, whether Grienke meant to or not. It’s not a good argument. Especially when I’m blaming both of them.

                  On top of that, I’m not saying run. Just stand down. Grienke went full charge at him when Quentin started walking up. There have been plenty of times when players take the field and there’s some words, and nothing like this happens.

                  It only happened because *both* of them wanted it to happen.

                  And I’m speaking from a baseball perspective, not a fantasy one.

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @jaywrong: Lets just agree to disagree, getting drilled 1-0 is a lot different than 3-2. I played the game and I pitched, I get it. Not sure how many fights you have been in, but in that short moment, instinct takes over and whatever happens happens

                    • Jay

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                      @Jack Full of Hate: I’ve played. I’ve fought. That really has no bearing on anything.

                      I mean, aren’t you agreeing with me here? Emotions got hot, and both players acted stupid.

                      Just because the ownership rates differ in a large manner is screwing with peoples perspective.

                      If his were Kemp vs. Stults, then this whole issue would be a non-starter.

                      I am speaking from a different perspective. From that perspective, there are no excuses on both sides.

                      But yes, we can agree to disagree Jack. Don’t you dare think it’s okay to stop reading my material. I will hunt you down and break your clavicle! Heh.

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @jaywrong: you know it only takes 8 lbs of pressure to break the collarbone, there is a great defense move to break it in a fight, I can show you. I will not stop reading, maybe criticize more now, but probably not. I just think it’s dumb for a guy to charge on a 3-2 count. Greinke needs to stop trying to play football, and take the sack for a loss. My opinions of MLB has nothing to do with my players. I still think Utley is a punk and Buster needs to get out of the way if he doesn’t want to get run over. Its a f-ed up situation and as an old school fan I really hope Quentin gets a good plucking upstairs. Thats what i would do on the mound.

  6. Triple D says:
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    I just have to say, Grey–this is one of the best blog posts you’ve ever written for Razzball! I just chuckled myself loopy, which resulted in that thing where you sort of half-bite your tongue and scrape off a tastebud. “Hardy-Har!” & “Ow!” at the same time!

    BTW, I dropped Greinke like a scraped-off tastebud as soon as I saw him play the role of a Samsonite suitcase opposite Quentin’s angry gorilla on Quick Pitch. Should I have held onto him and slipped Greinke into a DL spot? Oh well, what’s done is done. I hope James McDonald wasn’t a crayzee mistake replacement-wise.

    Bravo!

    –Triple D

    • AdamH says:
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      @Triple D: ughhhh you shoulda held onto him.

    • @Triple D: How do you drop Greinke if you have a DL spot?

    • Eng says:
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      @Triple D: You dropped Greinke. Terrible move.

  7. gareth says:
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    Ew. You just sprayed me with your gooey factoid. Gross.

  8. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    “fertilizer” nice quoting of the greatest anouncer ever! alcohol is not helping my greinke pain. if I find quentin, were fighting. I can take him.

    • JoeC says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: I don’t know, man, Quentin’s pretty big. And Hulk-angry. I think I see a bodycast in your future!

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @JoeC: I think I’ll be OK, I’ve fought bigger…

    • royce! says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: Yeah, that was a hilarious cover by Scully.

      Quentin is threatening to make a Dodgers fan out of me.

      • Fooch says:
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        @royce!: I don’t care if he kicks my ass. If I ever see Quentin out in public he’s getting sucker punched.

      • Jay

        jaywrong says:
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        @royce!: Please. Both of them looked silly.

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @royce!: come over to the dark side…..more like Brownish side

        • royce! says:
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          @Jack Full of Hate: I actually loved going to games when I lived within walking distance of Dodger Stadium, at least once I realized that it was important to never, ever appear to be a fan of any other team, but I could never really be a Dodgers fan. Which I suppose is simplifying it a bit, because I did root for them and attend some playoff games in 2009- saw Holliday drop that flyout in game 2, which was awesome…still, not a fan!

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @royce!: I went to the closeout game where they lost to the Mets in ’06. My dad was in full Mets garb and lets just say at one point going through the parking lot i told him that if I say go now, it means for him to haul ass to the car while I go handle the situation. It got a little ugly out there

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              @Jack Full of Hate: Yeah, it could be a mad house, really sketchy…the McCourt’s should give their profits to Bryan Stow. Not sure how it is now–haven’t been since the sale–but you could tell that something bad was going to happen.

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @royce!: I went my first game in 1980, and it started getting bad in the late 90′s. But honestly, if you are dumb enough, to wear giants gear and be a loud mouth prick at the game then you better be willing to throw down, or at least expect that its going to happen. It sucks what happened to that guy, but it’s like the girl that dresses like a slut and is a tease all night and then can’t figure out why she was sexually assaulted. We need to have more awareness that just because it’s wrong for someone to do these horrible things to us, it’s also our responsibility to make smart decisions to lessen the chances of it happening. Like the family that gets killed at 2:30 in the morning on a Saturday night by a drunk driver, probably not the best time to be driving around with all your kids in the car.

                Wow, i sound like a heartless dick, I have compassion, I just think people need to be aware that there are some messed up people out there that have no concept of personal responsibility or humanity

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: thanks for the blessing, I’ll even fight dirty…..pocket sand!

  9. C.O.C. says:
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    #%&??¤-#,!+(…..damn….Greinke was my #1…..so Im a little panicked here….so here is as much info as you need in as little space as I can make it fit: 16 team H2H, so there is virtually NO starting pitching to find until call-ups, and I was already shopping for one as there was a major run on pitching in the draft and I was forced to run with 3 closers out of the gate. So I have Braun and J. Upton, and someone may be willing to trade me Lester and Pence or Victorino for Upton. ….I don’t want to part with Upton as I got hIm 21st overall, but if i must make a trade, is this a fair one?

    • bossmanjunior says:
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      @C.O.C.:

      No way. Should be able to get a number one pitcher back from Upton at least. Lester has looked good so far this year but not in number one territory. Should be able to get an ace plus another hitter.

      • Hunter says:
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        @bossmanjunior:

        I don’t know an ace plus another hitter is fair. If I have a lot of pitchers, and I trade for Upton, I’ll trade him Cliff Lee or Mad Bum or Cole Hamels, but not another hitter on top of that (unless you’re talking a crap throw in, like David Murphy or something.)

        Why? Because my fundamental evaluation of J. Ups is the same as before the draft. 10 days of a hot streak isn’t changing my mind. He’s a guy with all the tools, who outside of one year, hasn’t consistently put them together. Why am I trading a known elite pitcher plus another good hitter for a guy who may fizzle out and put up a year like last year?

        Answer: I’m not.

        • Wilsonian says:
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          @Hunter: just to be devil’s advocate, or you could be trading a guy who plays every 5 days for an everyday player that can hit a ball 500+ feet on one knee. I think last year was the aberration and he was slightly injured all year. I think he hits top-10 overall this year.

          • Hunter says:
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            @Wilsonian: right. There’s a lot of upside here. There’s also a lot of downside (I.e. he could play like 2010 or 2012, which is more OF 2-3 territory.)

            Asking me to pay an ace plus a good hitter is paying for Upton as if his upside was the only possible outcome.

            That’s why an ace for Upton is perfectly fair. If his year ends up like last year, you win. If his year is an MVP year, I win. Fair deal.

            I mean sure, if you can find someone who will pay you like an Upton MVP year is the only possible outcome, good on ya. But an ace for Upton swap is perfectly fair.

            • Wilsonian says:
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              @Hunter: I don’t disagree. I think an ace, but it would have to be a top 5 SP for Upton is fair if that’s what you think you need. I wouldn’t do it because I value Upton higher than an ace, personally. I would rather take the chance on a guy becoming a top 5 overall player rather than a top 5 SP. That’s just me. But yes, depending on need, an ace is fair. But it would have to be Verlander/Kershaw/Stras/etc.

  10. Giant Gigantes says:
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    Yo Grey, who do u like more ROS….Dunn or C Carter?

  11. Steve says:
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    Like I commented in the previous post, Kemp and Quentin got into a confrontation as they were leaving the park. Got broken up by security – and Clayton Richard.

    Richard obviously felt safe getting involved as he doesn’t often get hit hard at Petco…

    • Prezii says:
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      @Steve: nicee.

    • Bump Bailey's Ghost says:
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      @Steve:Well played, good sir.

      • Bump Bailey's Ghost says:
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        @Jack Full of Hate: There’s no way I’m clicking that.

        • JoeC says:
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          @Bump Bailey’s Ghost: C’mon, what’s the worst thing that could happen? “Never Gonna Give You Up”? That Rebecca Love “Friday-something” song?

          Oh wait… [consults porn-related terms]… oh… OH!!! Okay, I get it. Yeah, that’s a no-clicker (unless you’re in the mood, of course!).

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @JoeC: its legit, just shares a porn-esue term. Trust me :)

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @Bump Bailey’s Ghost: its nothing pornographic, just a drum sound bite, but yes, when I saw the link I thought that no one was going to click something with that as a title.

          • Bump Bailey's Ghost says:
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            @Jack Full of Hate: @Jack Full of Hate: I’m glad you offered a description. It now feels safe to click.
            Still not clicking it, though. You silver-tongued devil.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve: Wow… Seriously? This is like when they spill out of the ring and fight back to the dressing room…

  12. gareth says:
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    Kemp acted like a punk ass douche. Show some restraint for pete’s sake! Not pete rose pete’s sake. That would be counterproductive.

  13. gareth says:
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    Lol at the grienke quentin slo mo collision. How many fantasy managers winced when he LOWERED his shoulder to brace for impact? If he took the shot at his waist he’d be fiine right now.

    • kaiser soze says:
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      @gareth: @gareth: I think lowering his non-pitching shoulder was the right thing to do. Unless he wants to get laid out HARD for everyone to watch on youtube for the rest of his career. He’s a skinny ass dude….

  14. Preziii says:
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    Why… I just ask why… Im renting a van… No, a BUS! and we are all going to CQ’s sancho village and kickin his ass… Razzball nation will not stand for this..

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Preziii: Caravan

        • Buge Hoobs says:
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          @JoeC: I call the back with the hump!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Preziii: Hahaha… Can I ride on the roof like Teen Wolf?

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: I knew it!

      • fri-guy says:
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        @Grey: wait…i thought it was teen wolf rode on the roof like you do? he obviously had to wait for the facial hair to kick in before he had the skillz.

        • fri-guy says:
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          @fri-guy: i was gonna make a joke about how the results left him a bit shaky, but i thought it might come off as cruel but i refrained.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            @fri-guy: Ha…. Tomato-tomahto!

  15. gareth says:
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    Grienke and kate moss take turns being paper aeroplanes for rich businesmen.

    • JoeC says:
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      @gareth: Oh my!

      You know, it may just be me, and she’s snorted more cocaine than a cheap hotel maid’s Hoover, but man I would just *destroy* Kate Moss. Must be a vestige of all those tantalizing Calvin Klein ads she was in back in the day. They touched me!

      • Lansky says:
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        @JoeC: @JoeC: I’m pretty sure that was you touching you…

        • JoeC says:
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          @Lansky: There may have been some of that. I should’ve said “they spoke to me”! :)

  16. Bump Bailey's Ghost says:
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    Good Morning, Razzballers! Your thoughts on a trade I was offered please.

    Get: Rickie Weeks, Erick Aybar, and Dan Uggla
    Give: Ben Zobrist

    Am I crazy for wanting to click Reject, then click the Back button on my browser, click the Re-Submit button on that annoying window that pops up, and click Reject again just for funzies? I have Segura at SS.

    Thanks, folks.

    • Hunter says:
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      @Bump Bailey’s Ghost:

      That’s a “let me trade you my underperforming pile of crap for your elite player” trade.

    • JoeC says:
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      @Bump Bailey’s Ghost: In this hand, I have 3 turds. In my other hand, I have a golden nugget.

      Which do you choose?!

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @JoeC: my dog would go for the three turds, especially if they came from the litter box. I would prefer the golden nugget, however.

        • JoeC says:
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          @Wilsonian: See, there is a reason you are the master and they the pets! :)

      • Fungus says:
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        @JoeC: LOL

        zobie ftw

  17. bossmanjunior says:
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    How about Lowrie hitting third in the order tonight. Me likely…

  18. bossmanjunior says:
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    Start Hill (vKershaw), Frazier (vBurnett) or Gardner (vM. Gonzalez) at UTL? #shallowleagueproblems

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @bossmanjunior: Frazier, every day

      • bossmanjunior says:
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        @Jack Full of Hate:

        Normally I would agree. However Frazier has struggled against AJ (1-10 3K), away from home (0-11) and his last 3 games (1-14).

        • c0wfunk says:
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          @bossmanjunior: yeah Frazier seems a bit streaky and I’ve thought about benching him for marte this week, didn’t, and regretted it.

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @bossmanjunior: if its roto, you just play him every day and take the good and the bad. If it’s H2H then matchups all day

    • SabathiaWouldBeGoodAtTheEighthToo says:
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      @bossmanjunior:

      Hill missed a game with a hurt hand and is facing the best pitcher on the planet

      Gardner may well get rained out

      Perhaps Frazier has bad numbers against AJ, but he has very few numbers and may get a chance at Pirates bullpen. I don’t know what the forecast looks like in Pittsburgh though

    • c0wfunk says:
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      @bossmanjunior: Heads up – Frazier sitting out tonight.. Don’t start him!

  19. Hi Grey — I was going to ask you today who I should drop to activate Billingsly before his next start, but now I can just DL Greinke. That should be a wash, right?

    Grumble.

    Aside from Billy Hamilton, who do you see as in-season call-ups who could make an immediate impact? These guys aren’t available for pickup until they are added to the rosters in my two leagues and I’d like to have a couple of names to keep on my radar screen.

  20. mcBlunty says:
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    been offered adrian gonzales and carl crawford in exchange i would give back pujols, its a keeper league, should i pull the trigger?

    • Spyre says:
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      @mcBlunty: I wouldn’t

  21. RiffRaff says:
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    Machado over Lawrie… for serious?
    C’mon Greycarlo, what are you smokin’!? I want some.

    • JoeC says:
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      @RiffRaff: Well, it sorta helps that one is playing and the other isn’t. Also, one plays like a puppy dog chasing cars on the freeway and the other seems to be a bit more controlled in his enthusiasm.

      But I could see a case for some Lawrie-love. He just needs to get on the field and start doin’ it!

    • Gavin says:
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      @RiffRaff: Grey’s got it right. Though not an O’s fan, I live in Baltimore and watching him everyday, Machado is the deal. Gorgeous right handed swing. I’ll take him in fantasy and on my real team any day of the week over Lawrie. Was Brett’s 11/48/.273 last year that enamoring?

      • The Vaporizers says:
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        @Gavin: Machada was rated higher in the minor leagues than Lawrie his entire minor league career. From the day he was drafted, till the day Lawrie got called up.

    • Beardcrabs says:
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      @Grey: i’m pretty sure he would have a displaced hip if he wou@RiffRaff: only time will tell… lawrie loves to hurt himself though…

  22. Bump Bailey's Ghost says:
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    Rate this trade:

    Team A: Rickie Weeks and Adam Jones
    Team B: Ben Zobrist and Jason Heyward

    Who wins?

    • RiffRaff says:
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      @Bump Bailey’s Ghost: I’d much rather have Zorilla than Weeks, and Heyward is an even swap with Jones. Give me Team B.

      • Fungus says:
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        @RiffRaff: Team B

  23. Mik says:
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    So a guy in my league already lost patience with Haren and dumped him to the wire. Can’t say I had any plan whatsoever to target him, but now he’s a literal giveaway.

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mik: I’d pick him up…

  24. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    i have never been more pissed off about a fantasy baseball injury than i am right now.

    • Bonzo the Clown says:
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      @ThePoonTycoon: The worst for me was waking up to see a walk off grand slam and broken leg. Worst combo ever. Fuckin’ Morales.

      • JoeC says:
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        @Bonzo the Clown: That indeed was a Charlie Brown football moment. And Morales was just KILLING the ball at that time. He’s never returned to that level, although I have expended plenty of hope bubbles tryin’ to get him there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ThePoonTycoon: We’re starting a posse to take out Quentin…

  25. Joe R. says:
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    @Grey, Would you drop any of the following to stash Teixeira in my DL spot? Need power/RBI help eventually.

    1. Lowrie
    2. Aoki
    3. Ethier
    4. Cishek (he is my 3rd closer)
    5. S. Miller

    Thanks

  26. Bonzo the Clown says:
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    > Fire Showalter and maybe they can win the title.

    @Grey Is this a joke? Are you smoking rock? Both?

    • JoeC says:
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      @Bonzo the Clown: Yeah, what the buck is wrong with Showalter? Without him, I’m not sure they’re contending at all. He’s really turned that franchise around.

    • Charles says:
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      @Bonzo the Clown:

      Remember the World Champion 1996 Yankees and 2001 Diamondbacks? Guess who was manager the year before for each team?

      • Bonzo the Clown says:
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        @Charles: At least I get the joke now, but you realize we are talking about Mr. Maryland and the fighting Showalters. This is his show now and he aims to win the AL East.

      • SabathiaWouldBeGoodAtTheEighthToo says:
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        @Charles:

        Dont forget the Rangers. While they have not won it all, they have made it to the party twice since firing Buck

  27. tyler says:
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    trade 20 team h2h Keeper League

    i am not playing for this year:
    i give up:
    cano
    c ross
    d robertson

    get

    jupton
    d hultzen

    3 ?s:
    robertson gonna take over when riveria retires?
    cano gonna begin to get old
    hultzen gonna have a 20 team keeper career?
    /i see he is not in the 25 prospects list, but has two good starts/

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds good…

  28. JoeC says:
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    “Give me Machado. For serious.”

    I believe the proper term is “For cereals”. Please update your lexicon accordingly.

    As for Quent-hen (as Stuart “Sauron” Scott says on ESPN), I wish he’d get as mad at the baseball as he seems to be at Greinke.

  29. Tony Starks says:
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    nEW RAZZBALL term that needs a proper definition: when a guy has both players involved in a melee and one gets injured and one gets suspended… a la greinke and quentin last night

    * i have nothing at the current moment. too hungover/tired

  30. Riff Raff says:
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    Hilarious top to bottom. The best of the yr so far.

    ps. loved the jabs at the schmucks @ espn

    • RiffRaff says:
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      @Riff Raff: WTF “Riff Raff”? Why are you posting as me? There can be only one!

  31. Frank Lynch says:
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    Whats up Grey

    • Frank Lynch says:
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      my bad.. Do you think AJ Griffen is A better pickup then Hughes? I read about Griffen in your blog

      • Frank Lynch says:
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        Or maybe Griffen for mark reynolds?

  32. mhfella says:
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    1.Would you start Estrada against the Cardinal hitters in St. Louis this weekend? Holliday and Molina hitting over .500 against him but rest of hitters have been manageable (except Descalso, of course).

    2. Another in a series of endless closer questions. Someone dropped Boggs. I already have Rosenthal. Herrera available. Who would you want for the most non-ugly saves going forward.

    Thanks.

  33. I'm Keith Hernandez says:
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    Street, Janssen, League, Henderson, Boggs. Would you rank them any differently? I own the first four, Boggs on waivers in this league. Thanks!

  34. papasmurf says:
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    What’s crazy about the Padres and Dodger situation is that LAD will retaliate, but by the time they meet again, Quentin would probably already be on the DL for an unrelated injury.. so an innocent Padres gets drilled or accidentally stepped on.

    Probably gonna be Headley, the only Padres I have on my team.

  35. Stephen T. says:
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    What are your thoughts on Yonder Alonso and his projections? I have an open spot and could use some power for the next week without Morse.

    • Stephen T. says:
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      @Stephen T.: Or would Brandon Moss be more appealing?

  36. Jon says:
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    So would you trade Lawrie for Machado straight up in a keeper league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Sure…

      • RiffRaff says:
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        @Grey: I paid $18 for Lawrie in the draft, and was able to scoop Machado up off waivers as a fill-in. Now you’re saying you’d rather have Macho Man ROS… for serious? What happened to all the love for Lawrie – you were singing his praises last year.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Lawrie’s all right, Machado is gonna be better than him this year… There’s a new post for followups…

  37. ichirosan says:
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    Trade went down in one of the RCLs (Greybies), currently up to vote:

    Team A gets Encarnación, Pedroia, Sabathia and Teherán
    Team B gets Jed Lowrie, Brett Anderson, Melky and Daniel Murphy

    Am I wrong for being outraged by this trade?

    • oppo taco says:
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      @a href=”#comment-1933328″>ichirosan: < team A with the steal, yup

      • Beardcrabs says:
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        @Grey: whoreable trade… veto that bish…

  38. SanFran1966 says:
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    The Big Fragu? Joe Charboneau? shut down the internet…. or send Puig to meet Quentin with the task of opeing a bottle of Schotz with Quentin’s eyebrow…

    Cobb was dealing in start 1. Stream-O-Nator has his start $-2 at Boston today.

    Should I start him? I think Harold Reynolds would.

    League is 1,350 innings capped, 5×5 12 team roto
    SP’s: Strassburg, Wainwright, Samarj, Niese, Ann Sanchez, & Cobb

    • Cicero says:
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      @SanFran1966: Bench. Be judicious with starter innings with a low cap like 1,350. With that staff you want to save innings for the first three and maximize impact with the others.

      • sanfran1966 says:
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        @Cicero:

        Thanks as always Grey.

        Cicero, first time I have played with an innings cap. I like that staff… Grey advised to get a top 5 guy and was fortunate SS fell to the turn at round 2/3…

  39. Blake says:
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    Grey,

    I have Zack Grienke and only have 1 bench pitcher slot and no DL in a 10 team league. do I drop him?

    Also – I have rutledge as my SS but he has not really been performing, Jed lowrie is out there – should I make the move or go to Jean sequra or just wait it out?

    • sanfran1966 says:
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      @gabe:

      Aybar is hurt – migt want to wait to see if he is D@Blake:

      Who is at second? Rutledge should have that eligibility soon. That could be a better drop than Rutledge….

      • sanfran1966 says:
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        @sanfran1966:

        my bad-

        Who is at second? Rutledge should have that eligibility soon. That could be a better drop than Rutledge….

        • Blake says:
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          I have brandon Phillips at 2nd…

          @sanfran1966:

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Blake: You can’t bench him?

      • jacks says:
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        @Grey: Every year I get a reminder that I just need to listen to Grey. Asked you to help me pick my last two starters this week. You said Moore and AJ Griffen. I went Moore and Haren, worried about AJ’s consistency and the Halo lineup. Got the win with Haren but it cost me a ton in ratio!

  40. TheNewGuy says:
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    Hitter-tron? Always hoped for something like this, looking forward to it.

    JJ Hardy or your boy Rutledge at SS? Rutledge has been pretty meh so far.

    Need an add for dropping Al Al: Pestano, D-Hern, A Bailey, Crow.

  41. PublicEnemy#1 says:
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    Puig will be called up on Monday to play 2B when the Dodgers and Padres meet again. The Dodger lineup will also feature Kemp starting at SS, Uribe at 3B, AGonz at 1B amd Jansen will start the 1st inning on the hill. Can’t wait to see how Quentin responds when he gets ear-holed his first time up in front of 55,000 thuggish Dodger fans.
    Note to Quentin…don’t appeal the suspension and maybe you’ll be able to delay all this until your next trip to LA, at which point I’m sure you’ll be on the DL for some ridiculous reason like straining your forearm spooning your morning cereal into your mouth hole. Idiot!

    • Jay

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      @PublicEnemy#1: Question. How do LA fan’s have enough time to earhole someone if they show up in the 3rd and leave in the 6th?

      • PublicEnemy#1 says:
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        @jaywrong: We are always in retaliation mode. First we get beat by traffic, then we beat traffic.

        • Jay

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          @PublicEnemy#1: Hah! As one who lived there, rings true.

        • Robby D says:
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          @PublicEnemy#1: Then they beat innocent fans from other teams within an inch of their lives.. It’s a proud city… with the worst fans in sports. At least with NY, Boston and Chicago fans they are only going to be annoying. They won’t try to kill you.

          Give me St. Louis, Denver or Milwaukee if I want to have an enjoyable night at the ballpark.

    • Bump Bailey's Ghost says:
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      @PublicEnemy#1: And why, might you ask, is this person PublicEnemy#1? Well for me, it’s because he mentioned Puig coming to play 2B (I have a hole there in my lineup) and I was dumb enough to go look it up.
      Someone should smack you with a ridiculous oversized clock necklace. Good day.

  42. Tim says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Considering Daniel Murphy for your Buy/Sell today? Adjusted his swing this off-season to drive the ball more and it looks to already be paying dividends (same amount of HR this year as all of last year) and his slugging percentage is pretty solid.

    Apparently his oblique injury was due to his adjusted swing, so thats a minor concern, but hopefully behind him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tim: I’m not a fan…

  43. Piranhaman says:
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    hi, Grey.

    Capuano might replace Greinke’s spot, right?

    so, is he worth grabbing for now? who’ll be better pickup, Capuano or Billingsley?

    and this is my pitching staff in 10 teamer roto.

    SP – Cain, Latos, Medlen, Samardzija, Minor, Vogelsong, Ogando, Cobb
    RP – Wilhelmsen, Grilli, Janssen.

    who should i drop for Capu or Bills, or should i drop anyone for one of them?

    and.. this is my lineup.

    C – Gattis
    1B – Goldy
    2B – Walker
    3B – Zimmerman
    SS – Zobrist
    IF – Frazier
    OF- Kemp, Stanton, Ellsbury, Gordon
    Util – Morales, Middlebrooks
    BN – Rutledge, Ike Davis, Doumit

    i need your advice :)

    drop one of my hitters for one of them?

    i need your advice :)

    • Dingbat says:
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      I don’t think either one is worth a roster spot in a 10-team league, personally.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Piranhaman: Lose Doumit… Go with Bills for now…

  44. Dolemite says:
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    My sweet sweet Greinke….. We could’ve made such beautiful music together…… Most rediculous injury since I had Clint Barmes his rookie year, and he broke his collar bone falling down a flight of stairs carrying deer meat….. or lucroy breaking his hand last year after his wife dropped a suitcase on it during the tail end of a frantic packing session….
    FUK FUK FUK!!!!!

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Dolemite: or Adam Eaton (the pitcher, not the rookie for AZ) who sliced his hand open trying to open a package of CDs with a knife.

    • Eng says:
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      @Dolemite: Never believe official reports about off-field injuries. Sure, that’s how Lucroy broke his hand, just like KLove broke it doing knuckle pushups…..

  45. Hoosier Daddy says:
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    Much like a new inmate, I awoke this morning wimpering with a sore gaping hole in my pitching backside sustained due to the violent nature of San Quentin.

    Now that I am past Denial and Anger, I am entering the Bargaining stage of grief. The waiver wire is filled with dreck. Who, if anyone, on my team do you think I can afford to trade for a pitcher? What tier starter do you think would be required to keep my team competitive/balanced in a 12 team roto 5×5?

    C Avila
    C Brantley
    1B Pujols
    2B Espinoza
    SS Dozier
    MM Valdespin (dumping this week if no starting job)
    3B Longoria
    CI Ike Davis
    OF Braun
    OF CarGo
    OF J Up
    OF BJ Up
    OF Jennings
    UT Daniel Murphy
    DL C Hart

    DL Greinke
    DL Luebke
    SP ??????
    SP Medlen
    SP Zimmermann
    SP Gee
    SP Ryu
    SP McDonald
    RP Fujikawa
    RP Boggs
    RP Mariano

    Please! I need hope before the guards tell us its shower time this morning!!!!!!!!

  46. Joe says:
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    Should I trade Ike Davis for Chris Davis in a keeper league with no restrictions? We keep 15 (weird I know) and Ike is penciled in as my 17th keeper (he likely won’t make the 15-man cut). 10-team league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe: Sure

  47. MrMojoRisin says:
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    I’m pretty bummed that Marwin Gonzalez has been just short of as valuable as Austin Jackson in my RCL league.
    The 13 runs are great but where’s the 25/20 I paid for? 0/1! I’ll kill you Au-Jacks!
    Small sample size, small sample size, goose-fraba, goose-fraba…

  48. A Hill O' Beans says:
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    I just got Machado off waivers in my RCL (with the #8 waiver priority I believe). Now that is For Serious!

  49. mikey boy324 says:
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    Grey is capuano worth a pickup in a 12 team league?

  50. Pager24 says:
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    given the Greinke injury- would you add Beckett, Jose Fernandez, or Hughes (dropped a couple days ago)?

    Also, would you trade Dom Brown for Adam Eaton?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pager24: Fernandez… Nope…

  51. Mountain Man says:
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    son… of…. a… BITCH! (My reaction to reading the news about Greinke this morning) I feel your pain, Grey! I will now NEVER own Quentin on any of my fantasy teams – EVER!. That’ll teach him!

  52. Jordan73 says:
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    Just got offered Zobrist for Aaron Hill. Considering BBs and OPS are categories in my league, I need to jump all over that, right?

    • Steve Stevenson says:
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      @Jordan73: Yes

  53. Steve Stevenson says:
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    14 tm H2H with deep benches. Andrelton Simmons was just dropped and I have an open roster spot. My current MI options are Zobrist, Espinosa, Cozart and Gyorko, with Profar on the farm. Do I use #1 waiver priority on Simmons? I have depth, but the wire’s pretty bare at MI. Normally I’m not one to worry about saving my waiver spot, but there are a couple in this league who reliably make stupid drops every once in a while.

  54. Dingbat says:
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    I’ve got Mariners outfielders (current and former) on my mind! Drop Ichiro to DL stash Michael Saunders and pick up the Big FraGu?

  55. uncdrew says:
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    Yay Stream-O-Nator. Yay Rudy!

    Let the games begin!!!

  56. Carlos says:
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    Haha I told everyone not to draft Grienke. He is fragile, of mind and body. Anyone who’s been reason my comments knows that I’ve been saying to avoid Grienke so if you listened, this isn’t a problem…just a beautiful day. If you’ve filled my rankings, you didn’t draft Grienke. I’m patting myself on the back. I predicted a busted season from Grienke…and it happened.

    • Chris says:
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      @Carlos: You predicted another player would assault him during a game? Get the hell out of here.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Chris: in all fairness this injury is just about as predictable as him tearing a ligament during a pitch. You never know, but it does seem like Greinke is put together with scotch tape. I’m shocked he’s not Italian because he is frah-gee-lay.

        • Tvators says:
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          yeah, greinke who has pitched over 1000 innings the last 5 yrs is real delicate?? He is neither fragile of mind or body, the young man was depressed 7 years ago and its lived on with him ever. Congrats, great job you were totally wrong on greinke and Quentin’s douchbaggery and itchy vagina turned you into a genius.

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Tvators: you mean the same guy that blew up his spleen playing pickup basketball is the model of health? Or the same guy that had arm troubles in the spring? I didn’t want to draft him because of stuff like that. This is a terrible injury because Quentin is a douche-f***. I don’t own Greinke anywhere, but I’m pissed for him. Quentin is a thug. All I was saying was that this injury is just as non-predictable as any injury. But I’m not shocked that he’s the guy who broke his collarbone in a brawl.

              • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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                @Beardcrabs: Yes, it can. It essentially finished the NFL careers of several players. Chad Pennington and Nate Odomes are two examples.

                • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                  @Wallpaper Paterson: you call what Pennington did a career?

                  • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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                    @Jack Full of Hate Was the QB for two playoff wins and was 2nd in the league MVP voting another year. So, yes, he had a career.

            • jason batteiger says:
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              @Wilsonian: the normal ways pitchers usually get hurt, with the elbow/shoulder stuff are entirely more likely than a pickup baskeball injury/brawl clavicle break. Not saying it’s easy to predict which pitchers will get injured. What you’re saying is like if a needle using heroin addict dies from a coffee pot falling on his head it was just as likely as that same addict overdosing from heroin.

  57. Tom says:
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    Would you agree with this ranking for next week’s starts Griffin vHOU(Peacock), Colon vHOU(Norris), Detwiler @MIA(Nolasco)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tom: Yup

  58. Drew Chainz says:
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    Hello Grey, not sure anyone has told you yet. Rutledge has been cold to start the season. Thanks for the blurb on CD

  59. Ryan says:
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    Would u start Estrada at St. Louis on Sunday?
    Or he is a streamer and sit him out that game
    Thanks!

    • Project Merkin says:
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      @Ryan: Ask the SON, son. The answer is always in the SON.

      $7.4 I’m a little hesitant, but I’ll probably start him.

  60. Eng says:
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    Grey, you starting YoGa in STL tonight? I’m worried about it.

    • Eng says:
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      @Eng: I meant Saturday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eng: Yeah, but I’m worried…

  61. Salty Balty says:
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    So . . . I know that you say never to punt a category in H2H leagues, but I couldn’t resist the opportunity to buy low on Price. I gave up Betancourt and Janssen for D. Price. I pretty much punted saves though I do have Cishek and Madson (on the DL). It’s a 7×7 so it’s only one of 14 categories. Whad’ya think. My rotation is now Price, Bumgarner, Scherzer, Peavy, Niese, Fister, Kennedy, and a streamer (T. Hanson v. ‘stros this week). I’m just loading up on starters to win QSs, wins, and Ks each week.

    P.S. – Sorry about Grienke . . . sucks.

    • RiffRaff says:
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      @Grey: @Salty Balty: I bought low on Price too. Just hoping there’s not an underlying injury.

  62. Chris says:
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    If Carlos Ruiz can be suspended 25 games for taking something we highly prescribe to America’s children, Carlos Quentin should be suspended the whole year for assaulting poor, innocent, charming little dimpled Greinke.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Ha… Agreed

  63. Jim says:
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    Somebody in my massive 20-team keeper league just dropped Alfonso Soriano. Currently I have Matt Joyce and Daniel Nava to man LF (we have LF, CF, and RF slots, rather than OF). I have the #1 waiver claim in my league. I’m tempted to seize Soriano, since it’s a highly competitive league and it’s very rare that players like him become available on waivers. Then again, this is a keeper league, and I might be better off waiting for somebody like Javier Baez or Kyle Zimmer to be added to the FA pool if and when they’re called up (it’s a Yahoo league, so not every prospect is available, only those Yahoo adds seemingly at random in the offseason), rather than a 37-year-old dude whose best days are obviously behind him. Thoughts? I’m leaning toward holding on to that waiver priority.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jim: I’d grab him…

      • Jim says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, I started looking at the kinds of guys who I’d want, and none is likely to be called up this year. By the time next year comes around, maybe I’ll have a high waiver priority again…

  64. BoneFace&Harmony says:
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    This write up was en fuego. Good to have the daily read back. That is all.

  65. uncdrew says:
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    Well hell, Mr. S.O. Nator and I are going to fight on our first date. I hate fighting with my S.O.

    Ok Stream-O-Nator, you say Alex Cobb in Fenway has a negative dollar value. I say he’s the shiznit. I hope we don’t go to bed angry.

    • uncdrew says:
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      @uncdrew:

      Oh, perhaps it should be Miss O. Nator.

    • Ha…SON doesn’t like opposing pitchers at Fenway. David Price is valued only at $9 and Cobb, Hellickson, and Roberausto Carmandez are all negative value. For RCL format, I’d sit everyone except top 2 pitchers if they are @BOS or @TEX.

      • uncdrew says:
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        @Rudy Gamble:

        Ugh. I hear ya Rudy. And I agree with you.

        But the desire to have starters is. so. strong. Must. Fight. Harder.

  66. Wake Up says:
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    Lawrie blurb…HA!

  67. c0wfunk says:
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    Need 2 of 3:
    aoki v miller,
    marte v leake, or
    rutledge v scherzer ..
    only rutledge has prior history and is 3/5..

    Which 2 would you start?

    Also, how crazy am I to stream Nolasco v. the Phils? Stream-O-Nator put it as my best choice other than Leake or Ross neither of which I’m buying.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @c0wfunk: Aoki, Marte… That’s crazy…

      • c0wfunk says:
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        @Grey: crazy like a fox I’m hoping. Between Beckett and Morrow my week’s pretty much a lost cause so at this point I”m just throwing everything at the wall to see what sticks.

  68. Fooch says:
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    Where the hell was Luis Cruz when the Dodgers really needed him? If he’s not going to hit the ball the least he could do is hit Padres. He landed some real nice cheap shots during the WBC, but everyone knows cheap shots don’t count in exhibition games.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fooch: Ha, seriously…

  69. Wake Up says:
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    The Quentin thing kind of reminds of that dude that used to walk down the hall with his chest puffed out, shoulders back, sticking his elbows out to the side as far as sub-humanly possible. Then, when someone happened to brush up against him or graze his hellbow…”Whatsup bro? Whatsup? You gotta problem? Go stand at the end of the hallway! I’m just gonna start running at you bro! Like those night dudes but, without the horses or pointy sticks. Just me and you bro….we gonna run at each other. Yeah, we are gonna have a literal run-in right now! ‘Sup?”

  70. Buck Lucroy says:
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    I have Lucroy – Gattis, Arencibia and Buck are available. Do I drop Lucroy for one of these guys? Please rank. (keep up the great work – thanks)

  71. Lob Ball says:
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    Here are my choices for Greinke replacement: Estrada, Holland, Beckett, E Jackson, Griffin, Tillman, & E Santana.

    Your recommendation?

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Lob Ball: Estrada for K’s…Griffin for ratios…

  72. mauledbypandas says:
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    well, that’s two teams that are out an ace after I took a chance on Greinke when he slipped because of the elbow issue he had in ST. Stupid random luck. First Weaver, now this.

    At least Vin Scully is still a genius. Let us all hope he doesn’t retire after this year.

    • Wake Up says:
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      @mauledbypandas: might be all of Weaver’s stupid random luck over the last few years catching up with you….

  73. Josh says:
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    I got auto-drafted Kipnis (damn internet connection) a ways in to the draft because my league was really low on him. Flipped him and Matt Holliday last night for Pedroia and Peavy. Was this a bad move? I really think Kipnis could lose more ABs to Aviles if he continues to struggle, and while it was sort of selling low, I think I got close to fair value. Will I regret the trade?

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Josh: not terrible…depends on who’s filling in for Holliday

      • Josh says:
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        @Wake Up: I had gone outfield with my first 3 picks, and felt it was the strongest part of my roster. It still lines up as Stanton, Bautista, Choo, Aoki, and Willingham (who was my UT). Picked up Moss to fill in at UT until I get Headley back, since I have had Frazier as my 3B so far.

        • Wake Up says:
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          @Josh: I like it

  74. Descartes before the Horse says:
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    Soler should fit right in there. After all, Starlin was accused of sexual assault last year after he took two women back to his place from a bar. Apparently he picks up chicks like he hits; swings at everything and hopes his balls find a gap.

    1.) Would you recommend dropping J. Parker to stream in a standard 12 team league, or hold him for a few more (hopefully better) starts? Beckett, Dumpster, E-Jax, B. McCarthy, Hammel, etc. would be the best available.
    2.) Valverde or Marmol more likely to see double digit saves this year?
    3.)
    4.) In this “hypothetical” eating contest, if the contestants were Fielder, Sandoval, and Billy “Moobs” Butler, who would you pick?

    Thanks buddy!

  75. mauledbypandas says:
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    Trade talk, which side..

    A: Longoria, Perkins, Wilhelmsen

    B: Kemp, Lawrie

    I’m feel like it’s heavy on the Kemp side, no?

  76. Billy B-Cup Butler says:
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    Hello Grey,

    take pedroia and wei yi chen for frazier and beltran?

    Chen is disposable. I have Gyorko as my other 3B. 12 team standard H2H

  77. xtremehulk says:
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    12 team H2H

    Bruce and Dickey offered for my Cespedes

    Thoughts?

    My team;
    Perez, Goldy, Pedroia, Miggy, Desmond, Gyorko, Rizzo, Bautista, Cespedes, Gordon, Ike Davis
    Pitching:
    Waino, Samarjia, Lester, Moore, Parker, Bailey, Cobb…. Parnell, Boggs, Herrera, Storen

  78. Drop L. Martin for S.Smith?

    Smith reminds me of when I had Kubel when he was in a platoon and he put up some great numbers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mzyptlk: They spill out of the ring to continue it… I love it…

  79. ken plane says:
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    Grey –
    Your thoughts on Teixeira who is on waivers looking to return on May 1.

    • @ken plane: unless you are in a shallow, there is prob a player on your roster you can drop for him.

  80. RaisinGirl says:
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    @Grey. 12 team H2H, this is what is available on waiver wire to “replace” Greinke.

    Vogelsong, Tillman, Tommy Hanson, Guthrie, Doubront, Chacin

    Which is the least worst option?

    Thanks!

  81. malamoney says:
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    What does this do the Grienke’s value? I tried to trade Morse and Teheran for him a few days ago, but Grienke’s owner decided he couldn’t do it. Too bad Morse also got hurt last night otherwise I wonder if it would be worth revisiting the offer. Thoughts?

    Also, what’s going down with Jesus Montero? When Zunino inevitably comes up, do I dump “the jesus” for Zunino?

    Whatcha gonna do Zach Grienke… When the 250 pound Carlos Quentin… Comes charging down… On you!!!

    • Eng says:
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      @malamoney: After Zunino arrives Montero will DH and play at first base as well as sharing time at catcher. Be patient, he should start hitting soon. If still isn’t hitting by the time MZ comes up, do what you gotta do.

    • chillmodious says:
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      @malamoney:

      Re: Jesus… Don’t pull that trigger until it goes ‘click.’

  82. Buge Hoobs says:
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    Poor poor greinke. He got what he deserved! Check out main picture on yahoo sports and he punched him in the nuts! Man up, square up, and fight!

    • chillmodious says:
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      @Buge Hoobs: That’s a classic pic, but totally out of context. Quentin charges mound, but does not even lift his arms. He kind of does this running barge in to Greinke, who, in turn, lunges at Quentin in a sort of counter-barge with his left shoulder. Point of impact = broken collar bone. Immediately after contact, they grapple for a second (again, with no actual punches thrown, despite plenty of opportunity to launch one), until AJ Ellis catches up to Quentin from behind, tackles him, and the rest of the players pile in. The pic on the frontpage of Yahoo was likely snapped during that moment of “grappling” I just mentioned. At no point does it look like Greinke cocked back (no pun intended!) and threw a punch below the belt.

      If anything, it was Quentin–who made the decision to ‘fight’–that did not “man up” or “square up.”

      • Eng says:
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        @chillmodious: Exactly, plus Quentin has 50lbs on him.

      • Buge Hoobs says:
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        @chillmodious: The new guy in my league sat right in front of me in the draft order, opened up his laptop and ran the war room for his draft. He grabbed Greinke the pick before me! I’m just venting from a bitter draft. I had full intentions of taking him, just glad I didn’t. Happy with Mad-Bum instead!

  83. chillmodious says:
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    Some thoughts…

    1. Had a looooong day yesterday, so I turned in early and was dosing off in the midst of the Doyer game. Out of nowhere, I’m wide awake and watching Quentin charge Greinke. I had to hit the 30-second dvr rewind button a couple times just to verify the count/situation and figure out what the hell Carlos(an) Quentin was thinking. What an asshat. I checked the twitterz this morning to see what local beat writers said, and apparently a bunch of Padres were apologizing to various Doyers and calling the Quentin’s actions “Not right.” Eff that guy in the coolie. With a french fungo bat.

    2. I stopped watching the Real World after San Fran, when Puck and Pedro were wrangling over fingered peanut butter. Not because of Puck and Pedro… but because I tried to get in to the London series that followed and it sucked ballsoes. Then, like 7 years later, I was holed up in bed with a bad flu and caught a marathon that spanned the entire Seattle and Boston seasons. Well, those seasons sucked too. But I must say I remember REALLLLLY enjoying Steven whenever he would punk that annoying girl with the Lyme disease. I was hoping he would take it next-level, stuff that teddy bear with leaches, and leave it in her bed for some extra Lyme-y action… but alas, he was more hot-headed and less diabolical than me, and that teddy went off a pier. I hated that girl. Like, the kind of visceral hatred that makes you want to punch the person when you see their face. Kind of like how I feel about Carlos Quentin now.

    3. Matt Kemp’s quote was great: “I think Carlos Quentin went to Stanford, something like that? I heard there’s smart people at Stanford. That wasn’t too smart.”

    4. I was already excited about going to the Ravine this Monday night for the start of a 3-gamer with the Padres… but now it may actually be interesting!

  84. “Austin Jackson – 3-for-6, 3 runs and a 1 RBI, hitting .375 on the year. I’m pretty bummed I don’t own him on any team. That is all.”

    We have A-Jax on our LABR team. You didn’t remember that b/c the draft was in February which feels like 27 months ago…

    That’s also the one shared team of ours that drafted Greinke :(

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rudy Gamble: I didn’t think you read the roundups… Totally forgot about AJ in LABR…

      • I read them – gotta see how much of our chat sessions make it onto the blog. I said Quentin was named after ‘patron saint of maximum security prisons”. C’mon, man, “patron saint” is comedy gold! It might as well have three K-sounds in it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Rudy Gamble: You know I always go for brevity…

          • @Grey: Grey Albright is to brevity what Tolstoy is to brevity.

            • RiffRaff says:
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              @Rudy Gamble: LOL, but Tolstoy is much funnier! (j/k)

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @Rudy Gamble: I think thats hilarious

  85. Mike says:
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    Give up Choo + Niese for Freeman + Gio?

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Mike: nope

  86. B.J. says:
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    Good morning fellas,

    Quick question, in a 12 team H2H would you trade Todd Frazier for Ryan Vogelsong? Frazier is currently on my bench and so far Vogelsong is the best SP I’ve had offered to me in trade talks. My other SPs at the moment are: Latos, Zimmermann, Lester, Ryu, Niese, Ogando, AJ Griffin.

    Thanks in advance!

  87. Principle Blackman says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Would you be so kind as to help me pick one of these guys to bench today?

    Cespedes (Scherzer)
    Aoki (Shelby Miller)
    Rizzo (Cain)
    Reddick (Scherzer)

    Reddick is coming back from this wrist thing, so my inclination is to keep him on the bench, but, infinitesimal sample size aside, Rizzo’s numbers against Cain are as bad as Reddick’s numbers against Scherzer are good.

    Thanks sir.

    You are a gentleman and a scholar… and a fine judge of character and a snappy dresser. Or so I’ve heard. At the very least, I appreciate your advice.

    • c0wfunk says:
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      @Principle Blackman: I would (and will) keep Cespedes in there – he’s got 3 games in a row with hits, two of them 2 hit games and seems to be just hitting a rhythm.

  88. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    My dad, who always has some pitching observation that is dead on, pointed out to me this morning that Kenley doesn’t look like his old self. He’s lost some velocity and the movement on the ball is not the same as last year. He is concerned that something is off/wrong with him. Just thought I would share that

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: sharing is caring

      • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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        @Grey: My dad likes to curse when he watches sports.

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @Wallpaper Paterson: I couldn’t ever repeat the things my racist grandfather use to say watching sports

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate:

      I saw him last night and what I thought was that he looked like Rivera. He’s throwing cutters exclusively. It’s sitting around 92 and the cutting action is under control I think he looks like he’s throwing effortlessly and I would imagine it feels like trying to hit a bowling ball. I don’t think he’s going to post those crazy K numbers this year, but to me he looks like he’s traded some of that stuff for command and it looks good.

  89. Wake Up says:
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    Couple more thoughts…
    1. You don’t wear a 3-piece suit and a backpack when you are looking to fight. Kemp was probably just letting Quentin know what an idiot he is and that he most likely will have many death threats when they play up North. Kemp shouldn’t be suspended at all.

    2. Not Dog is actually the vegetarian option at my local Korean BBQ…

  90. c0wfunk says:
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    someone in my league just dropped emilio bonifacio – You still high on him as a “2b to target”? I’ve already dropped Walker (somone else Util’d him; good luck).. 2b for me right now is gyorko and waiting 2 more games for Rutledge. Should I grab Bonifacio too if he gets through waivers? Not sure I’d spend my 7th place claim on him and I’d be filling a streamer spot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @c0wfunk: Sure, you can grab him…

  91. chillmodious says:
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    Better own right now: Boggs or Cishek? And does your answer change if evaluated for the rest of the season? Thanks!

  92. Rocky Colavito says:
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    Who should I stash in my final DL spot? Greinke or Adam Eaton?

    My SP’s without Greinke are Ian Kennedy, Chris Sale, Shelby Miller, Tim Hudson, Johnny Cueto, and Jose Fernandez.

    My OF’s are Jose Bautista, Torri Hunter, Alex Gordon, Jacoby Ellsbury, and Starling Marte.

    Start 8 pitchers (SP or RP-I have three closers), Start 3 OF and a UTIL.

    Thanks.

    • Beardcrabs says:
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      @Rocky Colavito: you shouldn’t drop your Ace, you have more than enough OFers…

  93. JC says:
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    Just got offered a deal…BJ Upton for Nick Swisher and Jason Hammel. I get Upton. Would appreciate the opinions. Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JC: Take Upton

  94. T Moore says:
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    Mr. Gray: You are en fuego today… A very good thread, laddy..

    Morse… It just couldn’t last could it… could it… Bummer…

    I was on C. Davis early… Then I just couldn’t believe or forgot… I only have him on one team..
    ((((I’m slipping fast… Where did I put my ????… Yeah, I’m forgetting what I’ve lost or misplaced now… That’s really bad!!!.. Never get old!!!)))

    I do think you have it right about Oakland… I meant, the Los Angeles of Anaheim… Only for another reason… Get out of LA… It is going to drop off into the ocean…I’ve seen it…

    Oakland will be soon be covered in palm trees and folks wearing designer Zories with zinc oxide smeared on their noses and sunglasses hanging out like they “belong”… LA is finished!!… Doomed!!… A new Atlantis story in the making…

    SWEEP!!!! SWEEP!!!! SWEEP!!!!

    GO A’S

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @T Moore: Thanks! Oakland is being turned into a heliport for Arte…

  95. CL says:
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    What? No Haren comments today? He sat on my bench and got the W, but also a 2.00 WHIP. Did anyone see him throw? Is he benched moving forward, even though the Stream O Nator said he was $20 yesterday and $14 against Meejami next week…?

    • Grey

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      @CL: I watched him… Nothing to say… Pretty whatever start that netted a Win…

  96. Mike says:
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    Seager, Rutledge, Segura, have to drop one, what say you?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Seager

  97. Fungus says:
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    Boggs, Henderson, Benoit, Janssen (with 2 S’s), Fujikawa

    Would you drop any for Kenly Jansen (with 1 S) or Rosenthal?

  98. Wilsonian says:
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    You think Chris Carter has value in an 8 Teamer? I’m debating on finding a way to get that guy into my lineup. I don’t care about BA because we also have OB+SLUG, and I dig the long ball. 40 HR possibilities only come every now and then and picking that up off the scrap heap sounds nice. I have Jennings, Frazier, and Middlebrooks manning two UTIL slots, but I could cut an arm like Ryu who is only marginally valuable in an SP stream league.

    • Grey

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      @Wilsonian: I wouldn’t cut one of those guys for him…

  99. Jon says:
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    Would you trade Frazier straight up for a SP or RP? Morrow, Lynn, Minor maybe? Or Rivera, Johnson, Nathan?

    When Lawrie comes back, he’s my CI. DH is either Gardner or Chris Carter, so I think I can live without Frazier and would prefer not to have too many guys wasting away on my bench.

    • Jon says:
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      Putz would be another available closer. Who do you think would be a good return?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Depends what you need… You need saves?

      • Jon says:
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        @Grey: I need saves but I need strikeouts, too…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Jon: I’d take Morrow or Minor…

  100. Nico says:
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    I lost Greinke and went pretty heavy with hitting (and power) over pitching. In a 12 team, roto, would you trade Fowler and Stanton for Felix Hernandez and Kendrys Morales? I’d still have Prince Fielder, Evan Longoria, Castro, Choo, Adam Jones anchoring the offense, and my next best pitcher is Peavy. Thanks!

  101. Arrow says:
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    I have Curtis Granderson on DL.
    My outfield is already set (Justin Upton, Matt Holliday, Nelson Cruz, Brett Gardner, Andre Ethier)
    When Granderson comes back, he is going to increase my Ks. If I try to trade him now, what tier/type of starting pitcher can I land? My current SP rotation is Bumgarner, Zimmerman, Gallardo, Ryu)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Arrow: Sure, try for Bum… Seems doubtful… I’d take Gallardo…

  102. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    ok, so how would you rank these grienke replacements:
    masterson
    chacin
    ervin santana
    detwiler

  103. a1r fann1ng says:
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    i see you’ve got a bunch of htese questions today but do i drop teixeira for adam eaton to occupy my DL slot? (12 team h2h)

  104. wynams says:
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    #freeCarlosQuentin Good on him for standing up to the continuing plunkage! Was hbp #116 (3rd courtesy of Z.Greinke).

    Also got a kick out of the feeble attempt of AJ Ellis to restrain Carlos (i.e. nothing).

  105. Howard says:
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    @Grey, looking forward to the buy/sell! Possible replacement for Greinke: Hughes, Guthrie, Dubront, Tillman? Thanks!

  106. Carlos says:
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    It would be helpful if Yahoo would update their info so I can put Grienke on the DL…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Carlos: Yeah, seriously

  107. RedRox says:
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    Howie or Everth at 2b?

  108. joel says:
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    McCutchen,Ryan Howard, Jose Fernandez for Giancarlo and Allen Craig?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @joel: McCutchen

  109. letsgobravos says:
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    Son of a fucking bitch, I hate Carlos Quinton. ZG was my ace on both teams. CQ is going to be in serious danger the next time they face the dodgers. That was the most BS reason to charge the mound I’ve ever seen, clearly no way that was intentional. I really wish ZG had run backwards and let his IFers deal with him though. I hope someone throws the heat at his face and knocks him the fuck out.

    Now, who the hell do I pick up to fill ZG’s spot…On my team with normal pitching cats + QS, I already have Jose Fernandez. I picked him up in a toss up over Shelby Miller. Miller is still available. Would you go with any of the following instead?…Travis Wood, Ervin Santana, Estrada.

      • letsgobravos says:
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        @Grey: Should I wait and see what he does tonight against the brew crew?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @letsgobravos: I’d grab him now and bench him if you don’t trust him…

          • letsgobravos says:
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            @Grey: Its a yahoo league so I can’t start him tonight if I pick him up now. He wont be on my roster until tomorrow. Greinke isn’t on the DL yet though so I don’t have an open roster spot yet unless I dump someone else.

  110. airweino says:
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    My Skaggs for his D. Holland?

  111. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    no comment on the cross colors outfit? did I strike a nerve cause it’s still hanging in the closet of your mom’s house.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I missed it above…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: You never know, i know some whiteboys who wear the badge of shame for their fashion choices in the 80′s and 90′s

  112. Tom says:
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    Should i drop j. parker for justin masterson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tom: Yup

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Tom: I wouldnt this early, a’s are winning ballgames and has a favorable park. Also the upside of Parker is much greater than Masterson

  113. mzyptlk says:
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    JP, Jesus, Avila or I anetta?

  114. pedro says:
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    someone put machado on waivers in my league…drop middlebrooks for him? (i also have beltre…ugh)

    great site as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d hold…

  115. Aero says:
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    should i drop beckett, tillman, or fiers for griffin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fiers

  116. Grey

    Grey says:
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    ******THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS.******

  117. Milarky says:
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    If I can trade Greinke for Peavy, is that a panic move? We keep only 2 pitchers in our league, so it hurts my keepers, but might be worth to stay in contention – really like my roster. I’ve also got feelers out on others (Scherzer, Dickey, Bailey, Gallardo, Morrow), but I’ve got a firm offer for Peavy. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope, I’d take Peavy, and take followups to my newest post…

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