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I contemplated picking up Lonnie Chisenhall for about as long as it takes me to eat a pupusa from my neighborhood El Salvadorean lady that has different hairnets to match her camisas.  About 12.7 seconds.  I’ll risk indigestión for those cheesy-pork flapjacks of wonderful.  At the waiver wire, I was like, “So many rookies have come up — rookies with great pedigrees — and they’ve been pretty yawnstipating– Screw it, he has 3rd base eligibility.”  In Arizona this spring, Rudy and I took in an Indians game and saw Chisenhall firsthand.  He impressed us with his hitting — seemed like a bona fide mollywhopper — and was one of those guys we felt would make an impact in 2011.  This year in Triple-A, he has 7 homers in 64 games and 17 homers in 117 games last year in Double-A.  He may not hit for much average, and could be off some of my mixed teams in a few weeks because his power doesn’t immediately appear, but I’ll risk indigestión for some rookie nookie upside.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Mat Gamel – The Brewers recalled him.  According to Rudy’s Point Shares, Gamel is a league replacement value 3rd baseman in a 12-team NL-Only league at 26/7/30/2/.256.  The camera pans to Gamel for his reaction and he’s fumbling his drink.  What a klutz.  McGehee doesn’t have the corner locked down quite like Marlo Stanfield, but Gamel will probably only be up for a week during interleague.  If Gamel hits like a beast as he’s done in Triple-A this year — 17 homers in 75 games — he could stick around.  Or if the Brewers move back to the AL, which seems less likely.  He’s worth an immediate pickup in all deeper leagues for a shot of adrenaline to your fantasy baseball heart.

Zach Braddock – Back up too.  Hopefully the Brewers will stop hitting the snooze button on his season.

Jhoulys Chacin – 5 IP, 6 ER.  You can blame the wind blowing out if you want, but I blame me for jhinxing us.  Sorry, feel free to replace my name with your favorite curse word.

Carlos Gonzalez – 2-for-4 and his 11th and 12th home runs.  He’s actually not far off his 1st half last year, but his 2nd half was predicated on everything breaking right, so I still think he falls somewhat below his huge year in 2010.

Carlos Pena – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and 2 homers.  Sticking with the newly-established Carlos theme, Pena is now up to 16 homers.  Can set your watch to his 32-35 homer, low average season, assuming you have a watch that keeps fantasy baseball time.  Dork!

Aramis Ramirez – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and 2 home runs.  His stats:  29/8/37/.289.  Ryan Zimmerman’s stats:  11/3/11/.244.  What’s that?  There’s been like 3 good players in the first two rounds of fantasy drafts this year?  Yeah, I know.  Pardon me while I go pour some McDonald’s coffee on my lap.

Max Scherzer – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks.  Now that’s not that sour, Kraut, as he struckout his season high last night vs. the Blue Kays.

Jonny Gomes – 1-for-3 with a homer.  Since I told you late last week he gets crazy hot for no apparent reason, he’s hit two homers in the last four games.  Wigginton may be the mayor of Hot Schmotatown, but Gomes is a newly-elected sheriff.  Or seriff.

Brandon Phillips – 4-for-5, 2 runs and 2 RBIs.  Hitting .299 on the year, but his power (6 homers) and speed (4 steals in 7 attempts) have been pretty pedestrian so far this year.  He probably just needs a wake up call from me, which usually involves me singing Kelis’ Milkshake at 7 in the morning.

Mike Leake – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks.  I’m not a huge Leake fan.  Tends to give up around 3 to 4 runs per game without the Ks.  Than, but no thans.

Chris Perez – Hey, look a Putz in a Perez sandwich.  Better than seeing a Putz in Perez Hilton.  Oofa!

Asdrubal Cabrera – 2-for-4 with his 13th homer as Orlando Cabrera also went deep.  It’s a Cabrerathon!

Mat Latos – 6 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks.  He’s been good but far from exceptional.  Still don’t trust Latos to be exceptional this year, which hurts me to say because I do enjoy hodgepadres.  I’ll be back in next year as I practice my Saberhagenmetrics.

Mike Morse – 2-for-4 and his 15th home run.  Did someone send him the message that I called him a sell last week?  Or do I need to write it in dots and dashes?

Adam Kennedy – 1-for-4 with a homer.  Not to rag on a guy that just homered, but the Mariners hit Adam Kennedy third as the DH in interleague.  It’s like the M’s are the NL team.

Brian McCann – 3-for-4 with his 14th home run as he bats .307.  It took three years of me ranking McCann first for catchers for it to finally make sense.

Brandon Beachy – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks.  I have nothing to say other than I’ve been telling you to own him since March.

Jonny Venters – He actually did not pitch yesterday.  Crazy!

Jordan Walden – Thoreau’s favorite closer registered his 6th blown save via a 2-out HR to Danny Espinosa.  Can anyone find a reliable closer in all of the greater Los Angeles area besides Kyra Sedgwick?

Scott Downs – I’d grab Downs, in the non-perverse way, if I were speculating on Walden being removed from the closer job.  I don’t think it happens, or for long if it does.  Though Walden has blown three straight saves, so there’s that.

Jonathan Broxton – Headed for an MRI.  Looks like I altered my Toni Braxton, “Braxton Rules” t-shirt for nothing.  BTW, the MRI is being administered by Dr. Neal ElAttrache.  Not sure why, but the doctor’s name made me giggle.  “Say aaahhh…And look deep into my dark-as-midnight eyes while I put my hair into a ponytail.  I am Dr. Neal ElAttrache.  I will now check your tonsils with my tongue.”

Chad Billingsley – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Nothing wrong with Billingsley a little hideous Twins offense can’t fix.  Do not resuscitate the Comatose Twins Fan.

Tony Gwynn – 4-for-6 with 2 steals.  On Sunday, he went 3-for-5 and I was going to mention him in the roundup to tell you to grab him if you need steals.  Damn!  He would’ve been a nice play on a short schedule day.  Damn!  Damn!  Only other thing that can generate that kind of electricity is a bolt of lightning.  A bolt of lightning!

Matt Kemp – 4-for-5 with his 22nd home run.  In honor of Kemp’s year, I’d like to sing a little song, “As long as there’s the two of us… We’ve got the world and all its charms…And when the world is through with us…We’ve got each other’s arms…”  I love you, Matt Kemp.

Trent Oeltjen – 4-for-4 with a home run.  He has some mild pop and speed and might see time for the next week while the Dodgers play in AL parks.  And, to impress your friends, Oeltjen is pronounced like Meltjen.  (But if you have friends impressed by that, you might want to reconsider your friends.)

Dodgers – Filing for bankruptcy protection.  I never understood why they were called the Dodgers.  What were they dodging?  Now I know…the bills!

  1. Mike says:
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    @Grey

    10 team roto league. A guy desperate for help at 2B, 3B has offered me Prince Fielder for Michael Young. I already have Miggy at 1B. Take Fielder and run?? Thanks for the help!

  2. Random Collmenter says:
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    @Mike, take the Fielder and run. In fact, maybe you should also offer him – or her – several other trades.

    @Grey, Jordan Walden would be Thoreau’s favorite closer, not Wally Backman or whoever you said.

  3. Al Swedgin says:
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    The wire reference was outstanding. Is that a new one?

  4. Carl says:
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    Freese or Chisenhall?

  5. ernie says:
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    Should I start Greinke today vs. NYY?

  6. Walter O'Malley says:
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    They were the trolley dodgers. Then I moved them out of Brooklyn. Now they’re the gangbang bullet dodgers.

  7. Walter O'Malley says:
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    Oh, and Mike Morse is not a sell, you schmohawk. Your other advice is generally good, though, for a latte drinking, volvo driving screenwriter.

  8. SpecialFNK says:
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    I did it again. I made a trade yesterday for Walden and then he goes and blows ANOTHER save, so I voted against this trade to get it vetoed. I had to. OK I’m just kidding this time, I didn’t even trade for Walden.

    every one who started in this game for the Dodgers got a HIT, a RUN and an RBI.
    many teams have been showing interest in trading for Dodgers SP Hiroki Kuroda. two of the teams are the Reds and the Rockies. as a Kuroda owner I sure hope he doesn’t go to either of those parks.

    the Cardinals activated David Freese off the DL. he is ready to go for today.

    Joe Mauer was taking grounders yesterday at 1B. if the Twins move him from catcher, I wonder where else they could play him.

  9. Quintero says:
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    Actually it’s the trolley they were dodging, but guess the bills would do too!

  10. Bré Jus says:
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    My gut says not to sell Michael Morse, Grey. I think this dude is for real.

  11. Jared says:
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    I need to drop one player so I can bring Tommy Hanson off the dl. Who should I drop out of Scott Baker, Justin masterson and bedard.

  12. MattTruss223 says:
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    @Mike – Why are you waiting for us to answer, go trade the 34 year old guy that helps you BA only for the 27 year old that is tearing the cover off the ball, hitting it out of ballparks and will probably end up with 50 more RBIs then Young. You have a UTIL spot I imagine?

    Also curious on weather to start Grienke at THNTTHTRB and Becket @ The Phils

  13. Jangles says:
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    Moustakas or Chisenhall?

  14. Oilcan Giuseppe says:
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    Grey,need to drop one of these SP’s-10 team 8×8 h2h keeper.

    Zambrano or Wolf?

  15. yankees2011 says:
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    Hello again Grey,
    I had been keeping a look out for Chisenbop and there he appears last night hammering away at my Ian Kennedy.

    Should I add Lonnie for Johnny Gomes (I had added Gomes for the week since he will DH)?

    Keep in mind this move will not take effect until next week and moves do cost a $1.00 (I am at 40 moves – Yikes!!!).

    Thanks much Grey.

  16. Oilcan Giuseppe says:
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    @Bré Jus: Im kinda’ feeling the same way.The oppo bomb he hit last night was a thing of beauty.I spent the past two weeks trying to get someone to overpay for him,but now I figure if I can get this type of production out of my UTL spot,I may as well just sit back and enjoy….

  17. frank rizzo says:
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    Great to read about Aramis vs. Zimmerman this year since I just pulled off a trade yesterday giving Aramis/Gio for Zimm. Zimm had a HR last night though and I think we see him get hot soon. His obliques should be well rested.

  18. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    while i get trying to sell high on morse, is anyone actually gonna give you value? maybe you can swing him for francoeur or alex gordon or some other borderline startable OF, but that’s about the extent of any interest i can get out of anyone. i can’t even get anyone interested in 2-for-1.

  19. CL says:
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    @anyone:

    I need to drop one of these 3 to start Hommy Tanson tonight:

    Al Alberquerque, Rauch, or David Pauley. Pauley is nice because he has SP eligibility and he’s locked & loaded in one of my SP slots… but doesn’t pitch a whole lot.

    I like Al for his upside & Ks… it is a dynasty league and we count holds.

    Who gets dumped? Rauch? It’s Rauch, isn’t it?

  20. Gavin says:
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    Where the hell is Dayan Viciedo? I thought he was getting the call. Should I cut ties for Chisenhall or hold out? Only asking because McGehee is my 3B in a deep league and clearly I need a boost. Cheers.

  21. TheBlackWatermelon says:
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    Hey God,

    Nice writing today.

    Would you drop any of these guys for Chisenhall as mentioned above?

    A.J. Pierzynski (temporary catcher while Napoli is DL’d)
    Andres Torres
    Laynce Nix
    Dee Gordon

    Thanks,

    Delicious Black Watermelon

  22. CL says:
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    @ThePoonTycoon:

    I agree on Morse. I cannot generate ANY interest either. ZERO. Meanwhile, he’s been one of my top 3 bats for at least 2 months now… Since he was “free” I guess I rock him until he gets cold… is he going to get cold?

  23. CL says:
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    Maybe we need to generate some fake-hype-articles on the Internets for Morse so our league mates see the sexy in him?

  24. shibboleth says:
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    English Lit humor!

  25. Buddo Chezuski says:
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    I saw Greinke walking around NYC by himself yesterday. I hope he had a panic attack. That is all.

  26. Beau says:
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    10 team mixed keeper league where players are kept in the round they were drafted the year previous…

    In need of saves, rbi, and average. Two offers on the table where i give prospects for players:
    1)Give carlos santana and demond jennings and get adam lind and jordan walden.
    2)Either give santana or jennings to get walden or lind.

    Do either of these deals make sense? Id probably drop guerra to make room for walden and lind would replace the rotating door of dom brown/peralta/mark reynolds in my 3b/util spots. Just hesistant to sell low on prospects where they can be so valuable in our league…

  27. shibboleth says:
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    Cueto @ TB? Hudson vs Cleveland? Ginger or Mary Ann? Thanks, Grey!

  28. Wilsonian says:
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    @ThePoonTycoon: I had Beachy on the DL and dealt him and Gio for Krispie. I had to sweeten it with Gio, but I was OK to do so to get Beachy off the DL.

  29. That guy says:
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    Beachy or Zimmermann for the rest of the season?

    Thanks

  30. Back To Minors says:
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    Uggla VS Espinosa from here on out…?

  31. IowaCubs

    IowaCubs says:
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    Woulda worked better if you had said under Billingsley, “The Dodgers weren’t the only team dodging Bills last night.”

    I’m here for you all week.

  32. MattTruss223 says:
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    Is there a “closer look” coming soon? Trying to rank these ROS: League, Feliz, Santos

    Also, was offered either Zimm or Youk for Pujols, thoughts from the gallery?

  33. Eddie says:
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    Is there a glossary term for when your closer’s blown save costs your starting pitcher a win? Because I need a pithy one liner to describe my disdain for Jordan Walden this morning.

  34. Wilsonian says:
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    Here is Yahoo’s blurb on Arencibia (I thought the ending was pretty funny):

    “J.P. Arencibia homered for the Blue Jays who won 5-0 over the Cardinals on Sunday. He has 11 on the year now.

    Advice: Arencibia gives you solid power for a catcher, but the low batting average will make you think twice before starting him.”

  35. Graveyard Duck says:
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    Grey, thoughts on starting Lilly at Minnesota tonight (10 team H2H 6×6 yahoo)?

    Secondly, I think you were a little harsh on the Strokes’ 2nd album in your prior post!

  36. Chinaski says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Thanks for yesterdays advise. I actually intended to bench Garza vs. Col. but after talking to you, i started him and he didnt hurt at all. A win is a win. However i have another question: Would you start Floyd at Coors? I for my one, tend to sit him.

    Thanks

  37. stynyr says:
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    Hey Grey,

    10 team, H2H, 5×5

    I give:

    Butler and Rollins

    I get:

    Youkilis and Cain

    Team below:

    c-Wieters
    1b-Butler
    2b-Johnson
    3b-Zimmerman
    ss-Reyes
    of-Braun, CarGo, Holliday
    util-Hamilton, Lind

    sp-Kershaw, Bills, Liriano, Volquez, Cueto, Niese, Stauffer, Hudson
    rp-Melanco, Soria, League
    dl-Broxton

    Reading this to myself I said ‘Cueto’ and ‘Niese’ a little too quickly and with too short a break in between and it sounded a whole hell of a lot like queef. My cube neighbor gave me an unhappy glare.

    P.S.-I dropped Beachy three days before his 11K outing last week. Fuck.

    Thanks, as always.

  38. stynyr says:
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    Sorry. Obviously, Rollins is on the bench. Should I look to trade Lind and Butler instead of Rollins?

  39. Ceasar says:
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    14-team 5×5 roto keeper league. I’m long out of it but have been approached with my choice of the following offers.

    Tulo for Weaver

    R. Zimmerman for Weaver

    Alexei for Romero

    Tulo deal looks like the easy winner, but Tulo has to be acquired before he can flip him to me for Weaver.

    In the event that doesn’t happen, what do you think of the Zimm and Alexei offers? Both 3B and SS are positions of need going into next season.

  40. Chinaski says:
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    @stynyr
    A question: You had Beachy stashed all the time and dropped him just three days prior to his start?!! Why? I mean when you spend such a long time to wait for a player to come off DL, why do you drop him right before he eventually comes back?

  41. Chili Davis Con Carne says:
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    @Grey, good writeup today.
    Trying to replace Choo for an OF spot, which of these would you recommend I pick up:
    Seth Smith, Brantley, Bernadina, Swisher, Ludwick, Pagan, Nyjer, Jason Bay, maybe Gomes or Heisey?

  42. stynyr says:
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    @Chinaski: Because I’m an idiot.

  43. stynyr says:
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    @Chinaski: I mean, it was just a total brain fart. I’ve never done anything like that before. It was just so impatient and dumb. In my defense, I do kind of have a ton of shit going on in my life right now, but still. Ridiculous.

  44. Jake says:
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    Morse is gonna be the new Bautista.

    You gotta see this guy’s at bats. His new stance is badass and the ball absolutely explodes when he hits it. Looks really imposing when he’s up there too. I’m all in on Morse next year, hopefully I can get him somewhere between the 6th-10th.

  45. Buge Hoobs says:
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    10 team 5×5

    drop oswalt for Lohse, masterson or ervin?

  46. Bed Devils says:
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    Another “make room for Hanson” question…

    Saturday:
    Fister V SD or Luebke V Sea (Game is in SEA)

    Who would you rather have out there?

    Thanks Razzballers!

  47. Big Magoo says:
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    @Grey: Who do you like more as a MI speed option – Escobar or Gordon? Also, are Freese and Panda close enough ROS that I could use Panda as a deal-sweetener and roll with Freese as his replacement? Or too big a drop-off/injury risk? Thanks.

  48. Eric H. says:
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    @Grey: I’m in the lead or near the lead in all of the power categories but I have ground to make up in ERA, WHIP and Ks. Does it make sense to trade Fielder for Dunn/King Felix? Or is time to just write Dunn off?

  49. zzzzzz says:
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    Bench both Greinke and Marcum @ NYY, right?

  50. Brew Crew says:
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    1) Drop Moose or Sandoval for Chisenhall or Hold??

  51. Brew Crew says:
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    1) Drop Moose or Sandoval for Chisenhall or Hold??
    2) Start Cueto @ TB??

  52. Jeff says:
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    Was offered Pena and Peavy for Smoak in a 16 team league.

    Smoak is an 18th round keeper, Pena is a 14th round keeper and Peavy is a 17th round keeper.

    I assume I go for this as Pena’s HR upside is much higher than Smoaks, plus I get a potential solid SP. Am I missing anything or do I take the trade?

  53. CuJo says:
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    Dunn was just dropped, and I have McGahee’s corpse at MI and Derrick Lee’s corpse at Util. I have to pick him up. The question is, how much of my $50 in remaining FAAB do I spend?

  54. Jangles says:
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    McGehee, Chisenhall, or Moustakas?

  55. Doog says:
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    Dynasty points league — Moustakas for Hardy and Belt, Moustakas for Asdrubal, or none of the above?

  56. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Mike: Agree with others.

    @Random Collmenter: That wasn’t written by me, but yeah.

    @Carl: Freese

    @ernie: Sure

    @Jared: Masterson

    @Jangles: Moustakas

    @Oilcan Giuseppe: Z

    @yankees2011: Do you need a corner man?

    @ThePoonTycoon: Sounds like lots of people here think he’s going to hit 40 homers this year, so maybe.

    @CL: Pauley

    @Gavin: Chisenhall

    @TheBlackWatermelon: Pierzynski

    @Beau: Give Jennings for Lind if you need power.

    @shibboleth: Yes, yes, Mary Ann…

    @That guy: Beachy

    @Back To Minors: Espinosa

    @IowaCubs: Thanks

    @MattTruss223: Yeah…Youk

    @Wilsonian: Ha

    @Eddie: Not yet.

    @Graveyard Duck: Start him.

    @Chinaski: Sit

    @stynyr: I’d take Youk

    @Ceasar: Tulo deal. No on others.

    @Chili Davis Con Carne: Smith

    @Buge Hoobs: Ervin

    @Bed Devils: Luebke

    @Big Magoo: Escobar…Sure

    @Eric H.: It’s fair, I wouldn’t do it.

    @zzzzzz: Yup

    @Brew Crew: Hold

    @Brew Crew: Yes

    @Jeff: I’d take Pena/vy.

    @CuJo: Without knowing anything about your league, $6

    @Jangles: McGehee

    @Doog: For Hardy…

  57. crane game dispair says:
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    Brett Cecil recalled and set to start thursday vs the pirates… anyone picking him up?

  58. frankie beans says:
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    @grey, why don’t you think downs can last as closer? thanks.

  59. Eddy says:
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    Madson placed on DL.

  60. Hardcore Midget says:
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    Was just offered Ian Kennedy and Anibal Sanchez for Hosmer and Putz in my H2H keeper league.

    I wouldn’t be keeping any of the players involved at the end of the year, but I know the other team would keep Hosmer. Trading Putz puts me down to 2 closers, which I could compete with every week, but probably won’t always win saves.

    But the upgrade to my rotation makes this an easy choice, right?

  61. Beau says:
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    Drop Guerra for stutes or downs for prospective saves? Or hold steady?

  62. frankie beans says:
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    ok let me rephrase…if downs takes over as closer, why do you think it will only be short-term? thanks again.

  63. farcus says:
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    wtf espn? i’ve got madson to the DL news to act on and I get “login temporarily unavailable” from you?

  64. Sos says:
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    What level starting pitcher should I expect in return for pujols at this point? Any examples?

  65. Bo says:
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    Keeper roto league that uses OBP instead of BA. Whose the better long-term hold – Hosmer or Chisenhall?

  66. Charlie Says says:
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    @crane game dispair: Cecil pitched pretty well after being sent down. I will probably pick him up at some point.

  67. Richie says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Drop Rasmus or Pagan for Bastardo in a standard 12 team H2H?

  68. herschel says:
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    @Grey: this year only, roto, chisenhall or rizzo? thanks!

  69. Bed Devils says:
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    login problem w/ESPN for me as well…its telling me I can’t remember my own passwrd

  70. tom says:
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    grey,

    how do you rank pineda, latos, kennedy, and scherzer for the rest of the season?

    thanks

  71. Vince says:
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    I need to pick up a catcher, I just traded mine. Who would you drop for Soto?

    12 teams, H2H, 5×5, Non Keeper

    C: NONE
    1B: Cabrera
    2B: Kinsler
    SS: Andrus
    3B: Youkilis
    OF: J-Up
    OF: Bruce
    OF: Lind
    Util: Carlos Pena
    Bench: Rasmus

    SP: Verlander, Felix, Romero, Liriano, Latos, Billingsley, Beachy, Lilly, Norris

    Would you rather drop a SP or Rasmus?

  72. Benny says:
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    What are the odds of Morse becoming the new Bautista? The guy hasn’t slowed down over the last 8-12 weeks.

  73. herschel says:
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    @Grey: been starting hill at 2b. in a roto league, if i have the roster space, are getz or nishioka and improvement in the short term?

  74. Wilsonian says:
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    Picked up Freese because McAwful3rdbsemanHee is worthless. Would you grab Chisenhall for Freese? I could drop D. Lee, but he’s been playing decent ball lately.

  75. Randy BoBandy says:
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    Hmm, would you do Lester for Howard? I desperately need a bat, but Lester is typically a 2nd half stud…

  76. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Should I pick up Luebke to replace either James McDonald or Derek Lowe in an NL only league?

  77. NoEmoJoe says:
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    thoughts on dropping tabata? need roster space. 14 team mixed league H2H.

  78. Mhfella says:
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    Hi Grey,
    Would you drop Melancon for LH Bastardo or RH Stutes and, if so, which one? Getting a little tired of Melancon who has zero saves and ERA over eleven in last 14 days (short period, I know). I’m 3rd out of 12 in saves but not doing so well on ERA and WHIP. Or would a Philly guy be too short-term? Thanks!

  79. TommyR says:
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    Based on my analysis, Desmond Jennings now cannot be a super 2 player, and can be brought up anytime by the Rays without risk of an extra year of arbitration. The analysis takes account of Jennings’ 33 days on the 25 man roster last year and the 128-140 day requirement for super 2.

  80. Calogero says:
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    Grey, if Tabata hits the DL, how much faith would you put in Alex Presley. Would he be an upgrade over someone like Charlie Blackmon?

    He’s obviously unproven, but if he can pull off a ~6 HR ~14 SB 2nd half, that’d be a great waiver find in deep leagues. Blackmon or Presley? Or both and cut Pagan?

  81. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @NoEmoJoe: Sure, lose him.

    @Mhfella: Nope

    @TommyR: Yup

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  82. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Calogero: Presley may not be up for long.

    *******THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS.******

  83. Calogero says:
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    Also – 12 team 5×5 roto..

    Would you deal Justin Upton and Mike Trout for Ryan Braun? Trout would essentially be free for his rookie year, plus the following 2 seasons.

  84. Vince says:
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    @Grey: Thanks Grey!

  85. fitz says:
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    I have nothing to say other than I’ve been telling you to own him since March.

    Not exactly, you were telling people to take Minor over him even after Beachy was announced the 5th starter.

  86. stynyr says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Lose Volquez for Lohse? I had no idea Volquez was shitting the bed this bad? Is he done for good or should I keep an eye open in case he turns it around this year?

  87. jamesmetsfan says:
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    Hey Grey,

    12 team mixed roto league; I am in the middle to bottom in both era and whip, 3.50 and 1.30 respectively.

    Start 5 SP; Gallardo, Haren, T. Hudson, Scherzer, Beachy, Peavy, Volquez and Colon. (Im going to play matchups and 2-start weeks)
    Bell and Axford at RP.

    Will they get the job done or need another pitcher?
    Thanks

  88. Black Beard says:
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    Rest of the way (leagues counts OPS): Uggla or Kendrick?

  89. Dominic says:
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    What do you think about me getting Drew Storen for Jhoulys Chacin. I am currently 6th in W, 10th in SV, 8th in K’s ERA and WHIP.

  90. Dominic says:
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    My other starters are J. Zimmerman, C. Carrasco, D. Hudson, B. Norris, M. Latos and T. Hudson and I have J. Broxton on the DL.

  91. side says:
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    I unloaded all my SS options for cozart also. in a deep 16 man league & totally screwed. choices r O. infante, bloomquist, O. cabrera or Aviles who doesn’t play. Or some1 offered me Y. escobar for izzy. Obviously closers r valuable in 16 man league. Trade? wait for cozart? pick up who?

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