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Ozzie said that Sergio Santos would be the closer vs. righties.  That means Santos is just the closer closer.  Or as close to it as we’re gonna get.  I don’t know how much I believe this.  Just the other day Ozzie said the White Sox had the best bullpen in the American League.  And he didn’t add “in opposite world,” at the end of the sentence.  I think Sale and Thornton are still in the mix, but it’s old school to go righty vs. righty and maybe Ozzie just wants to kick a little something for the old G’s.  If Sergio Santos can save games for the next week as well as he designs jeans, he could run with the job.  It’s worth the flyer, ya’ll!  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Philip Humber – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Was a terrific start.  Also, he had a 4.42 ERA coming into the game and his stuff would have him in middle relief if Peavy were healthy.

Albert Pujols – Didn’t need anything for his hamstring strain and could be ready to go on Tuesday.  Or as that day will forever be called in St. Louis, Thanktheeffinlordday.

Logan Morrison – Had his cast removed and should be able to return when his DL stint ends.  Logan will be putting his cast on eBay.  I hope it fetches more than my VHS copy of Midnight Madness, that awesome 80’s Michael J. Fox movie where they go on a scavenger hunt.  Can’t believe someone stole that from me for $1.99.  It’s a rarity!

Chris Coghlan – 3-for-4, 3 Runs, 2 RBIs and 2 homers yesterday, now has 3 homers in the last four games.  Hopefully he doesn’t smash a whipped cream pie into his own face.

Brian Sanches – Got his 3rd vulture win yesterday.  Mujica has 2 wins.  Mike Dunn has a vulture win.  Know how many the Razzball-owned Clay Hensley has?  Rhymes with “Why doesn’t he have one?” and it’s spelled none.

Brandon Wood – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs as he started in place of Pedro Alvarez vs. a lefty.  That’s a good move to cause me to claw my eyes out.  Thanks, Pittsburgh!

Chris Narveson – 2 1/3 IP, 7 ER.  Ouch.  Wait, what?  Oh.  Ouch!

Colby Lewis – 5 IP, 6 ER, 11 baserunners, 3 Ks, now has an ERA of 6.95.  To preemptively answer the inevitable Lewis comment, I don’t know what you should do because I wouldn’t have drafted him.

Jose Bautista – Has he got his 50th homer again yet?  Stupid Bautista making me look stupid.

Matt Garza – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks and 4 unearned runs for the always ulcer-inducing ticker shock.

Kosuke Fukudome – 5-for-5, hitting .478 on the year.  He’s always been an April hitter.  That gives you four more days before the clock strikes crap.

Darwin Barney – Hit his first homer as his owners sang, “I love you, you love me.”

Kendrys Morales – Not getting “full explosion” with his runs.  Sounds like he should eat more Mexican food.

Ryan Zimmerman – Given the okay to resume some baseball activities.  Like spitting and scratching himself.

Willie Bloomquist – Sent to the 15-day DL with a strained hamstring.  Chief Justice Ryan Roberts must’ve Gillooly’d him with a gavel.

Brad Emaus – To the Rockies.  Yeah, just what they need, another second baseman.

Jay Bruce – Bruuuuuuce!

Ian Kennedy – After that blip on the radar two weeks ago, it looks like the Kennedy administration is back to kissing babies and glad-handing.

A.J. Burnett – 8 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 2 Ks.  Someone asked in the comments yesterday what it would take for me to trust Burnett.  He had a 1.46 WHIP and 4.37 ERA going into last night’s game.  Last April, he had a 2.43 ERA and ended the year with a 5.26.  This is someone I have to trust?

Brett Gardner – 0-for-2, hitting .136 on the year.  Yahoo’s Pianowski traded me Gardner yesterday for The Lisper’s Nightmare.  I figure Gardner has to come around…Okay, he doesn’t have to, but should and trading for him with Seth Smith, a fantasy fifth outfielder, seems like a decent gamble.  Now tell me what a moron I am.

Phil Hughes – Had a setback in his rehab.  Hughes and his right arm had a moment as the following song played in the background, “I f**ked you once, I f**ked you twice.  I won’t let a 92 MPH heater go at any price.”

Jerry Sands – 3-for-4 with his 2nd steal for his first game in one our team’s lineups.  Hey, we popped our Jerry!

Jonathan Broxton – Blew his first save.  Huh?!  He only has one blown save?  That’s crazy talk.  He hasn’t pitched well in seven months.  And this blown save was due to an error.  If Kuo is on waivers, I’d grab him; he should be back by the end of the week.

Juan Uribe – Missed the entire weekend and out on Monday too.  On a completely unrelated note, how does someone who is bedridden because they are so fat keep eating?  Stop bringing them food!

Don Mattingly – A recent winning streak had Donnie Baseball refusing to shave his goatee.  Andre Ethier had also paused his Brazilian waxing routine.

Elijah Dukes – Arrested for driving with a suspended license.  Elijah said, “I had to get to the Katz’s house before the end of seder!”

  1. Nomar Mr. Nice Guy says:
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    Gotta love being the early bird… Just picked up/put in waivers for Kuo in all my leagues.

    @Narveson?? Why…. His ERA was 4.99 (thats almost gas prices ERA!) last year. He got my hopes up, he was playing Narvelously

  2. JMonte says:
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    @Grey- while you’re at it claw my eyes out too please… Is it worth it to replace Alvarez with any of these:
    Tejada/Headley/Encarnacion/Stewart(Hoping he comes back soon)

    Many thanks

  3. Howard says:
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    @Grey Looking for some SAGNOF in a 12 team keeper. Should I consider trading D Murphy for Gardiner? My OF is J Upside, Krispie, Werth, Bruce and Cargo lite with Murph working the matchups. I’ve got Bautista in the mix too when Longoria comes back. That would leave me with Freese, Bautista and Longoria for 3B/CI. Maybe I could trade Freese?

  4. Moonlight's Grahams says:
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    How do Jeff and Jered Weaver get the same number of shoutouts in today’s roundup?
    On that note, I’m trying to sell Weaver high (insert pun about how he looks like Shaggy and something to do with doobie snacks, you’re the writer here) for a 2B.
    I’m thinking either Weaver/Berkman for Cano/Jaime Garcia or Weaver for Boo Phillips straight up.
    I have 1B depth with Morneau/Youk/ and my pitching has Josh Johnson, Marcum, and Brett Anderson, so I don’t need to get a starter/1B in return necessarily.
    Appreciate all the hard work “Grey”

  5. Mike from Jersey says:
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    If you were to re-project Bautista, what would you give him now?

  6. famous anus says:
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    is torii hunter 12team mixer (3of 2util) droppable yet? i’ve been sitting him for coghlan for a few days now and i really don’t see him playing his way back into my circle of trust

  7. Jordan73 says:
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    In what order would you rank Lohse, Shields, and Baker for the rest of the season?

  8. Bosmosis says:
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    Gardner was dropped in my 12-team H2H league. I grabbed him. I’m with you on that one. I think you got tholid return for Thet Thmith.

  9. Tony says:
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    anyone else running Liriano out there today? H2H 12 teamer, not feeling good about this….

  10. Steve says:
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    Might have been Ian’s first complete game, but it was not the first time a Kennedy has been hit three times.

  11. timSTi says:
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    Gregg or Santos?

  12. MattW says:
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    @Steve: Yikes…

  13. ken plane says:
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    @Steve: How sad – a mind is a terrible thing to waste

  14. RonWashington'sStache says:
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    @famous anus: Hunter > Coghlan
    @Jordan73: Shields, Baker, Lohse
    @Tony: I am, but I don’t know why.
    @timSTi: Santos > Gregg

  15. RonWashington'sStache says:
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    Who would you rather have on your team, J. Sanchez or Garza?

  16. I-man says:
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    Grey – After a heartbreaking sunuvabench by Kennedy, I’m thinking of starting both Hudson vs. Phi and Liriano vs. TB today in my 10 team h2h, because that’s the form my grief has taken. Do you talk me down or are you taking the plunge with me?

  17. Mr2Bits says:
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    “Jose Bautista – Has he got his 50th homer again yet? Stupid Bautista making me look stupid” – I just spit my coffee on my computer laughing as you have been dying for this guy to go down. You will be saying the same thing about Berkman come years end too Grey.

  18. Larry Bowa says:
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    Any chance Philly goes with Bastardo and keeps Madson for the 8th?

  19. Buge Hoobs says:
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    As long as there’s a Home Run Derby during the All-Star break, Colby Lewis will have a job!

  20. Chinaski says:
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    Hey grey,
    I only have one closer in rivera. I have filled the other rp spot with duensing. I obviously need more saves. Would you drop duensing for santos? It would be a tough decision as duensing is pitching well.

    Thanks

  21. AnotherFalstaff says:
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    @Grey – Santos over Storen? Thanks!

  22. theevilempire says:
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    Wow Grey, haven’t seen Midnight Madness in years. What a great cult classic.

    FAGABEEFEE!

  23. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    jesus, i love ryan braun.

    and damn it hurt having kennedy on the bench last night and gio in my lineup.

  24. Chubby says:
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    I am thinking of taking Jamey (Crying) Carroll, would you drop either Getz or Escobar for him (if yes, who?)

    Razzball > taking a back teeth floating piss!

  25. Josh says:
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    Grey, is it safe to drop Sean Burnett for Kuo. I own Storen, who has all 3 save opps in the last 2 weeks.

  26. drew says:
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    would you dump narveson for travis wood, stauffer, baker, or dice-k?

  27. James Redacted

    Potts19 says:
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    Grey,

    Drop Soto for Avila @ catcher? Every start that I give Soto is making me die a little inside.

  28. theevilempire says:
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    When is Raburn going to get 2B eligibility in ESPN leagues?

  29. poop says:
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    kennedy or narveson going forward?

  30. Chinaski says:
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    @drew:

    Drop Narveson either for Wood or not at all

  31. theevilempire says:
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    @ThePoonTycoon: Coulda been worse. Coulda been me and started Gio and Narveson last night. *vomit*

  32. Wilsonian says:
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    16 Team H2H 5 player keeper…

    Do I drop Snider or Gomes for Heisey or Sands?

    Also, do you think Frank Squared takes over the closer role in the Great White North, or does Rauch have to F it up first?

  33. Wilsonian says:
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    @theevilempire: did the same thing last night! So today I’m doing Coke…as in pitching him against Seattle.

  34. Chinaski says:
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    @Wilsonian:

    Snider is a powerfull kid that could come around later in the season, but right now he is tough to swallow. I have never been a Gomes fan, i think you could drop him for Sands.

  35. coco krispie says:
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    which side of this trade would you rather have 12 team 5×5 roto CI MI 4 OF

    Zimmerman
    Hanley
    Uehara

    Kemp
    Morneau
    Aardsma

  36. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    @Chinaski: check snider’s numbers last april and last may before he got injured. he might just have a little teixeira in him.

  37. Tony says:
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    @Wilsonian: @Chinaski: i dropped snider 2 days ago for darren oliver, i’ll just let snider sit there til i see him get more than 1 hit in 20 AB’s….. I’m hoping he’s just a slow starter, but wow did he plug up a spot on my roster for way too long this year.

    Gomes is hitting 5th in one of the best lineups in baseball. I wouldn’t go crazy over Sands til he does a little more ( i did grab sands in my 12 teamer tho, but it was more bc i had a spot open).

  38. Parappa the Rappa says:
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    Midnight Madness reference > anything else you’ve ever written.

  39. Chinaski says:
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    @poop:

    Kennedy

  40. Chinaski says:
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    @ThePoonTycoon:

    Well… i wouldnt get carried away to the extent to call him a new Teixeira but he is talented, though alot of other pepole are talented aswell, they just wont help you if their potential and talent -for whatever reason- doesnt show up.

  41. Rhymenoceros says:
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    Brilliant stuff today, Grey. The Morales line cracked me up.

    On another note, I really wanted to rollover the Playtex bra ad just to see if it was a joke. I’m sure the three or four female readers appreciate your website thoughtfulness about their cup sizes.

  42. theevilempire says:
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    @Wilsonian: You’re just as masochistic as me! I’m throwing out Liriano against Tampa tonight.

  43. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    @Chinaski: uh, obviously i meant the whole slow start, blow up in march thing. snider did it once, teixeira has done it his whole career. by no means am i comparing snider directly to teixeira like snider is gonna be putting up teixeira numbers this year, just using teixeira as a slang term for anyone starting slow that picks up the pace in may, because he’s probably the most egregious fantasy relevant slow starter for the past decade.

  44. Jangles says:
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    Who has more value down the stretch: Logan Morrison or Brian Matusz? Need to drop one.

  45. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    @Chinaski: i also said he MIGHT based on last year. i drafted snider in a few leagues and i’m holding him for now. BABIP is .216, so that should rise. if sometime in may he’s still batting sub-.200 and not heating up, the blue jays will probably make my decision for me. as for now, snider has far more upside than any current major leaguer on the wire in any of my leagues. i can chase the darwin barney’s of the league all year, or i can sit on a high upside guy and look at his production last april and may to see that he’s had an april like this before and come out of it on fire.

  46. Wilsonian says:
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    @theevilempire: oh, and if I didn’t learn from one A’s/Angels matchup already, I’m throwing McCarthy tonight as well!

  47. Eng says:
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    You worried about Mo? Shares in Soriano worth more than Rhodes long term?

  48. Johnny Drama says:
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    Keeper

    Dunn ($27) for Pence ($17)?

    Thanks

  49. Chinaski says:
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    @ThePoonTycoon:

    However, i dropped Snider a week ago for Boesch (another young talented and powerfull slugger btw) and it payed off. The kid is not only powerfull, he even has learned to hit lefties for small ball and thus he is helping to raise my AVG.

    You know… i am ready to take the slumps of likes of Zimmerman, Cabrera, Teixeira… but there is no reason to take such a slump of a player of Sniders caliber.

  50. Wilsonian says:
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    @Chinaski: @ThePoonTycoon: @Tony: I actually like Snider a lot more than Gomes. I know he’s sucking something sick right now, but I agree with Poon that hopefully he’s just a slow starter. And he has more upside than anyone on the wire in my 16 Team league. Gomes, to me, is nothing more than a streaky player. He’s already cooled off considerably since a little over a week ago. Plus Dusty has already said that Heisey is going to be playing a little more, and possibly a lot more if Gomes continues his slide.

    My OF (and offense in general) is pretty sick for a 16 Team league, once Dunn decides to regain his Big Donkey ways. My OF/UTIL right now is Heyward, Tabata, Quentin, Gomes, Damon, Snider (playing 5 of them), plus I have Hamilton on the DL and Hill sucking the life out of another bench spot. I’m just thinking that Sands might have more long term value than either one of them, and worst case scenario, I could deal him/package him for a little help elsewhere. The people in this league love young guys, which is why I’m kind of surprised no one has taken Sands yet.

  51. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    @Chinaski: coincidentally i have boesch too and he’s starting over snider until snider gets going. i’m just saying dumping him for some schmohawk like darwin barney or something who you’ll be waiving in 2 weeks in pointless due to snider’s upside. if you’ve held him this long, what’s another week or 2 on your bench? sometimes there’s a roster squeeze and you dump him sure, but i’m just saying i wouldn’t dump him for a no/low upside guy yet due to his may production last year after a very very similar april.

  52. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    @Wilsonian: i’d drop gomes for sands. we know what gomes is. we don’t know what snider is. and even when gomes was hot he was hitting .240, just everything he hit was a bomb. that HR rate obviously wasn’t gonna be maintained.

  53. MattW says:
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    @ThePoonTycoon: Izturis and Carlos Lee got dropped in my 12 team H2H…are these guys worth anything? Better than Vlad at the Util spot?

  54. Eng says:
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    Gonna reword my Q, drop Rhodes or Soriano? Sounds like Feliz will be back in a week and one vulture save isn’t much help to me. Thanks in advance.

  55. WHICH TEAM IS BETTER

    Team 1- is in 11 place of 20 – wins loses ties – 17-17-8

    Team 2 – is in 2nd place of 20 – wins loses ties 28-12-2

    seems like team 2 but its not

    I am in two leagues with the same identical team – just a different schedule

    Someone form the same league with the same teams since he was not happy with how one manager was running the first league – so I joined both

    moral of the story – In H2H fantasy baseball there is a luck factor so never take your team personal

  56. papasmurf says:
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    Bruce had his best game of the year… not bad for a 1 for 4 day. But, since I had Narveson going, the stank from his fart was so bad it wiped out all the good feelings from Brucie’s game. Team ERA’s now over 4.60, the worst pitching I’ve ever had.

    Was Kendrys misdiagnosed or is he just an extremely slow recoverer? I didn’t really wanna keep him in the offseason but everything I saw said he was gonna be ready at the start of the year. Now the best waiver option is Branyan.

  57. Wake Up says:
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    What is the deal with the dog-human hybrid pic? And how did you get a pic of my high school math teacher?

  58. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    @MattW: i probably wouldn’t take izturis over either vlad or lee unless you were chasing avg/runs, but he might be viable at SS depending on how much you punted SS.

    s for lee v. vlad, they are both old and likely to miss random games with minor injuries. production is pretty similar thus far, but carlos lee does have a very low BABIP, while vlad’s BABIP is not far off from his BABIP the last few years, so maybe carlos lee has more room for improvement? though lee did have a .238 BABIP last year, so maybe he’s just fat, slow, and lazy? (his LD/GB/FB rates are pretty much in line with his career rates, though a big spike in infield pop ups this year) i say just pick one and roll with it and give them a short leash.

  59. Chinaski says:
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    Now guys please tell me one thing, would you throw out Floyd against the Yankees today?

  60. Wake Up says:
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    @Tony: No. Not yet.
    @Steve: too soon
    @RonWashington’sStache: Sanchez

    Can’t understand why so many drafted Kennedy to sit him. He gave up 9 ER in 3 IP. Narveson gave up 7 ER in 2.1 IP. These are called bad starts. Bad days. Most people have them. It’s not the end of the world. I know that I am running Narveson out there next time against the Astros and I started Kennedy last night. I also said this same thing in the comments last night before Kennedy’s game started. So, I am not just Monday morning QBing.

  61. ActionJackson says:
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    Edison Volquez or Edwin Jackson? And do you start Jackson in NY this week?

  62. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    the bedridden statement had me worried you were talking about me for a moment there,yeah i liked the comment yesterday also about burnett leading his team to the top of the standings,im overspending on starters then,im not bedridden,i hobble to the porch to smoke

  63. Wake Up says:
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    @Chinaski: Nope.

  64. Shitz Popinov says:
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    @Tony: I’m not starting Liriano until he pitches a solid game. I’m ok missing his breakout game, rather than gambling that he posts a 12.00 era…I already have Narveson to make sure my team ERA stays in the teens. Jesus Christo!

  65. Mike says:
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    @Grey

    Drop Narveson for Kennedy? Also, was offered Rollins for Jeter….make the deal? Thanks!!

  66. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    @Chinaski: i’m not. though after seeing humbar’s line last night it’s hard not to be tempted. but deep down i know last night was a fluke.

    @Wake Up: well first of all, kennedy has a much longer leash than narveson. most people drafted keenedy as a SP4/SP5, which means until he’s proven otherwise, he’s a guy that might sit during certain matchups. i definitely think @phi is a matchup worth sitting him until he’s proven himself a little more. in a weekly lineup league, i had several guys for my SP4/SP5 spots, and this week i didn’t start kennedy.

  67. mc serch says:
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    morning grey and fellow ballers…..started kennedy last night and caught lightning in a bottle….I really needed that start because my pitching has been godawful…still 25 innings under the pace and have Hudson, DelaRosa, J. Zimm and Wade Davis at the post for this evening…..do I let all four horses run tonight? BTW, nice trade for Gardner Grey, that’s a pickup I can get behind (oofa!)…..and I think that The Lisper’s Nightmare could be my fave razzball nickname of all time

  68. Wake Up says:
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    I like the Gardner deal. His swing looks good still. He’s an ideal BABIP target.

  69. The Vaporizers says:
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    What do you think of streaming Mike Leake today? The Reds are playing the Brewers (Marco Estrada). My league counts QS and rather than Wins, its wins minus losses. Or is he too big of a risk to destroy my ERA and WHIP for the week?

  70. Wilsonian says:
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    @Mike: yes and sure.

  71. The Vaporizers says:
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    Or would you prefer Sam Leclure tomorrow vs Gallardo?

  72. Flunkie says:
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    Freaking Ian Kennedy. The only time I’ve started him this year is when he’s thrown up batting practice. His standouts (last night, week ago) he’s been on the bench. There goes logic.

  73. chris says:
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    Should I drop Travis Wood or Volquez for Daniel Hudson, Jordan Zimmerman, or Scott Baker? 10 team league. Thanks.

  74. MD says:
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    @Johnny Drama: Pence all day@Chinaski: I would definitely throw Floyd today. i got a feeling…

    Thinking about offering Nathan for Santos (thank god i didn’t pull the trigger on the Nathan for Thornton deal last week).

    Who do you guys think will get more saves on the year (straight SAGNOF) Santos or Nathan?

  75. Wake Up says:
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    @ThePoonTycoon: I agree that Kennedy has a longer leash. And that is why I started him. Also, I might think twice about @PHI too. But, since he was @Chase were he has always pitched well, I ran him out there. I’m not trying to tell anyone else what to do. Just expressing my opinion. Most people over-reacted about Kennedy’s bad start. Most people are now over-reacting about Narveson(I believe he was also sick this week too) and I’m starting him against the Astros.

  76. Chupacabra says:
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    Gio Gonzales has had a couple of rough starts. Keep him on my staff and add any of the following: Lohse, Ian Kennedy, Britton, Latos, Beachy or Matt Harrison, or give Gio some more time?

  77. Chupacabra says:
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    @Chupacabra: @Chupacabra: I mean keep Gio or add one of those waiver wire candidates…

  78. Carns says:
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    @Poon: Perhaps you haven’t seen Philadelphia play lately. They are a must start-against for any pitcher of serviceable value or higher.

  79. cubbies299 says:
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    Hah, on the Elijah post. I’m imagining nothing gets by you, but did you hear that he’s legitimately starting a rap career under the name “Fly Eli”? Deadspin posted one of his demo sessions and he’s high as a kite.

    Also… I feel like I cheated the devil with the Kennedy start yesterday. Dare I throw Gavin Floyd out against the yankees in the HNTTHTRB? (that abbreviates to the house next to… yadda yadda)

  80. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    @Chupacabra: gio should get more time, but how are all those guys available? someone really dropped latos? i know grey said avoid him, but that doesn’t mean if you ended up with him that you drop him.

  81. cubbies299 says:
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    @Chupacabra: Keep Gio. He has Ace-level stuff and he plays in the AL west in Oakland. I’d love to pick up Beachy/Kennedy though if I were you. Anyone else you can drop?

  82. paddyman says:
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    Hey grey,
    would you drop swisher for coghlan?

    Kennedy or dice k going forward? Dice has been awesome last 2 starts.

    Dropped pedro a a while back. Quite happy right now.

    Also Raburn or ryan roberts going forward?

  83. cubbies299 says:
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    @cubbies299: Oh god, I didn’t see Latos PICK HIM UP NOW. NO, NOW. WHY ARE YOU NOT PICKING HIM UP.

  84. Chinaski says:
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    @MD:

    Well just a feeling is not enough to convince me. After Humbers performance i really was tempted but on the other hand i think that Sox win yesterday will be the reason why i wouldnt run out Floyd against them today. Yankees barely lose twice in a row in that fashion. I think you will see a hungry and pissed Yankee lineup today. I am not gonna play Floyd today.

  85. paddyman says:
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    also who do you prefer from J Damon, Seth smith or N swisher?

  86. Chinaski says:
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    @paddyman:

    Seth Smith

  87. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @ThePoonTycoon: his strikeouts are real good,id give him a couple of starts but id pick him up if you have room

  88. peter says:
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    @Grey: I’m not sayin’ there is no reason to worry about Alvarez’s playing time… but if there is a time when Clint Hurdle is going to want to keep Cedeno in the lineup, it’s against lefties. He’s had 4 of his 8 hits this season against southpaws! Also, Wood is historically better against lefties (a mighty .169 in 2010 and .217 in 2009).

    I’m Cust Kayin’ good grief.

  89. Eng says:
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    A league with Latos in the FA pool may be a league you should finish out the year in and then never return to. Apologies if this sounds harsh.

    Gardener for Smith trade, I far prefer the Gardner side.

  90. Lines says:
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    Drop Thornton for Santos? Probably a stupid question, since one of ‘em is closing and the other ain’t doin’ a dang thing. Somebody just say I should do it so I can stop doubting the move.

  91. Long Bawls says:
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    Rollins, Werth and A. Bailey for Krispie, Kuroda, and S. Burnett? I feel like the left side’s a lot better, but that might just be the devil talking.

  92. Long Bawls says:
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    @Lines: Do it! The stakes are low, unless you’re in a keeper and kill’er league.

  93. Long Bawls says:
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    @Lines: Actually, I’d continue to hold Thornton unless you have zero space on your team. But if it’s a binary keep/drop thing, yeah, sure, I’d drop him.

  94. Mike of Swartz Creek, Mi says:
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    I dropped Broxton for Santos. I have 5 relievers in each of my ESPN leagues. In Yahoo, I was not able to get Sands, and the relievers are all picked up ahead of time. I picked Boggs up couple days before he became the closer.

  95. AubreyHuffingGlue says:
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    So what’s your take on Mark Reynolds– someone dropped him in my 12 team 5×5 league with no bench. He’s worth a pickup right? Would you rather have Reynolds or Johnny Damon? Reynolds or my namesake Aubrey Huff?

  96. MattW says:
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    @Mike of Swartz Creek, Mi: Out of curiosity, why do you take so many relievers…what’s your strategy?

  97. 3FingersBrown says:
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    @Grey: I woke up with a terrible headache… I knew mixing that whiskey and Narveson was a bad idea.

    I like SS for Gardy.

    I’m kicking myself for talking Ubaldo in front of Weaver in my big money h2h league.

  98. GTS says:
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    After reading FanGraph’s article on Posada I’m ready to bail. How about Lucroy?

  99. Wiley says:
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    H2H league that counts hlds and saves. Currently running with Chapman, Betancourt, Lindstrom, Storen, and Kuo. Received an offer for Aardsma, Santos, or Rauch for Chapman. Take the trade, and if so…for who?

  100. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @JMonte: Eh

    @Howard: I’d move Murphy for him.

    @Moonlight’s Grahams: I’d want Cano.

    @Mike from Jersey: Same

    @famous anus: Nah

    @Jordan73: Shields, Baker…

    @Tony: I am.

    @Steve: Ha!

    @timSTi: Gregg

    @RonWashington’sStache: Sanchez

    @I-man: Go for it.

    @Larry Bowa: Doubtful

    @Buge Hoobs: Ha!

    @Chinaski: Yup

    @AnotherFalstaff: Nope

    @theevilempire: Fagabeefie!

    @Chubby: Getz

    @Josh: Yup

    @drew: Wood

    @Potts19: Nope

    @theevilempire: Probably never.

    @poop: Kennedy

    @Wilsonian: Hold, Rauch and Frank will share chances soon.

    @coco krispie: Hanley

    @Parappa the Rappa: Thanks!

    @Rhymenoceros: I do what I can.

    @Jangles: Morrison

    @Eng: Not that worried. He’d have to royally screw up or get hurt to be removed.

    @Johnny Drama: Pence

    @Eng: Rhodes

    @mrbaseball: Yup

    @papasmurf: Ha! Slow recoverer, I guess.

    @Chinaski: Nope

    @ActionJackson: Jackson, sure.

    @AL KOHOLIC: Ha! No, not you.

    @Mike: Sure…and I wouldn’t.

    @mc serch: Thanks! Start em all.

    @Wake Up: Hope so.

    @The Vaporizers: Sure, can stream Leake.

    @chris: Volquez for Hudson.

    @Chupacabra: Hold

    @cubbies299: I did hear about that. Ha! I wouldn’t start Floyd.

    @paddyman: Nope…Kennedy…Raburn…

    @paddyman: Smith

    @peter: Yeah, I know.

    @Lines: It’s okay.

    @Long Bawls: Rollins side.

    @AubreyHuffingGlue: Reynolds over Damon

    @3FingersBrown: Ha

    @GTS: Why? His WAR bad?

    @Wiley: I’d hold.

  101. Mike of Swartz Creek, Mi says:
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    I like relievers to keep my Whip and ERA down. I have no extra batters, In ESPN I use all of my trades picking up Starters. I win in strikeouts, wins, saves hope my whip and era are low enough to win. Dunn is killing me in most my leagues, I have been doing well in runs, rbi’s and steals, but getting killed in homeruns and average. In Yahoo, I am lucky to get 3 relievers, some just two. Yahoo is tough, because I am in a 16 team league and a 12 team NL only league.

  102. Mr2Bits says:
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    Grey : which side OBP/QS keepers league?

    Hanley/Carpenter for Stephen Drew/Youk

  103. Morgan says:
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    Dude, you’re hilarious. That Kendrys Morales comment had me doubled over laughing for about 2 minutes. Keep up the good work!

  104. nyydj2 says:
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    LMAO on the Morales comment. In a H2H that counts losses, would you start both of your pitchers that are facing each other? Had Gio vs. Weaver last night and Gio bit me, offsetting the great Weaver numbers. Tonight I have Oswalt vs. D. Hudson. Should I sit Hudson?

  105. Matt Damon says:
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    @Grey I’m in a 15×15 3 team standard league based on ZiPs only categories. Should I start Votto over Mike Aviles in my UTIL spot today? I extrapolated Aviles’s stats based on yesterday and he’s on pace for like 300 hrs, give or take 1.

    @Grey Is Phil Humber (Silent H…apparently it’s Spanish) Jesus Christ?

  106. Alvarez4President says:
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    Grey-

    Tony Sip (CLE) sitting there with aline that reads like this:

    9.2 IP 4BB 6K 2.79 ERA 0.93 WHIP 7 HOLDS

    I’m getting my a$$ kicked in holds, is he worth a flyer?

  107. Tony says:
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    @Wake Up: Maybe because Kennedy went vs. PHI?

    They’re no slouch of a hitting team?

    And not only did he face Philly’s offense he was up vs. CLIFF LEE….

    I think its easy to bench him. Different leagues different situations, H2H, Roto…..etc

  108. GTS says:
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    @Grey: Nope, he’s not hitting any off speed pitches. He looks lost and once pitchers start figuring out that he only hits fastballs he’ll be toast.

  109. second says:
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    Which side? Kemp, J. Zimmermann, Colby Lewis for Crawford, Cliff Lee, Garza.

  110. Mike of Swartz Creek, Mi says:
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    I don’t sit anyone. Kennedy finally came thru for me, Gio is a stud and I will never drop him. If I had D. Hudson he would start for me, but until he shows me some improvement I won’t pick him up.

  111. Big Nate says:
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    Grey – How high are you on Hudson still? I was offered him for my Lohse and Hanrahananan.

  112. william says:
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    Asdrubal is slumping a little bit, but so are the Indians as a whole… from what you’ve seen so far, should i be keeping a close eye on Darwin Barney as a possible replacement?

  113. Lis Franc says:
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    12 team mixed roto keeper

    Considering dropping Narveson to invest in Volquez or Sands (both sitting on the wire as FA) – pull the trigger?

  114. Nuke LaDouche says:
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    Which side?

    Alex Gordon and Ian Kennedy
    or
    Zack Greinke

  115. mets fan says:
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    Grey i just picked up dempster off waivers in my 12 team h2h league whats your thoughts on him you think hes gonna turn it around?

  116. Vince says:
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    Grey, would you give Brett Anderson to get Brandon Phillips? Here’s my team/league infos :

    12 teams, H2H, 5×5

    C: Montero
    1B: Cabrera
    2B: Lowrie
    SS: Andrus
    3B: Youkilis
    OF: J-Up
    OF: Pence
    OF: Rasmus
    Util: Pacman

    SP: Lester, Liriano, Anderson, Scherzer, dlR, Lilly, Beachy
    RP: Street, Walden, Farnsworth, Francisco with Aardsma on DL

  117. yankees2011 says:
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    Hello Grey. Well, Mr. Kennedy certainly made a move in the right direction. That was simply awesome to watch. I had hesitated to pitch him against Lee, but rolled with him and he made us proud. Any chance D. Hudson’s wife could give birth to something today?

    Any advice on adding Coghlan? I could certainly use some O, but I would need to lose E. Jackson or perhaps J. Vasquez (I can’t bring myself to drop this bastard)!

    Thanks Grey and I’ll be watching D. Hudson tonight.

  118. A Hill O' Beans says:
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    In a deep 20 team league I’ve got a roster spot open and nobody decent to fill it with, at least nobody decent who is actually in the majors at the moment. Which of these pitchers has the most value this year (ie. gets called up sometime soon, like in June / has great stuff)?

    Teheran
    Jacob Turner
    Shelby Miller
    Matt Moore
    Jordan Lyles
    from Texas – Perez/Kirkman/Scheppers
    Jenrry Mejia

  119. chata says:
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    @ all :
    start almost any lefty vs philly .

    @ all :
    as long as we’re choosing sides ,
    my money says berkman pulls up lame before the ASB .
    not necessarily his knee , but , perhaps , a hammy or a groin thingy .

    @ Grey :
    glossary consideration : flukey pukey
    for those roman candle types … i.e. emilio bonifacio (perhaps shelton) etc .

  120. Zobmie says:
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    10 team HtH R, HR, RBI, SB, OBP, Fielding Pct

    I need a fill in for Aaron Hill

    Ryan Raburn or Jonathan Herrera?

  121. A Hill O' Beans says:
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    Oh, and I forgot. Same 20 team league, Salty or Iannetta who was just dropped? Iannetta right?

  122. potus says:
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    Rodney or Kuo?

    -YHL

  123. OaktownSteve says:
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    @potus: Heard Scioscia on the A’s pre-game radio show yesterday and he said they like what they have in Walden and there’s no change to the closer role coming. If you’re speculating for saves, Kuo for sure over Rodney.

  124. Wilsonian says:
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    I know Wieters has been hitting well as of late, but do you think I should drop him for Napoli (I did the reverse of this at the start of last week)? I just don’t know if I can trust Napoli and his 3 games a week – although he does hit a HR basically every start. Yes, it’s my 8 Team league. Emoticon.

  125. Eng says:
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    @Vince: What maniac would give up Brandon P to get Brett Anderson. Good grief, reminds of yesterday’s Veto post.

    @nuke ladouche….Greinke side

  126. Grey

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    @Mr2Bits: Hanley

    @Morgan: Thanks!

    @nyydj2: Thanks! I’d start both.

    @Matt Damon: re: Jesus H. — Yup

    @william: Eh

    @Alvarez4President: Sure

    @GTS: Gotcha

    @second: Lee

    @Big Nate: I’d take him.

    @Lis Franc: Volquez

    @Nuke LaDouche: It’s fair.

    @mets fan: He should.

    @Vince: Sure

    @yankees2011: Yeah, hopefully. I’d lose Vazquez for him.

    @A Hill O’ Beans: Lyles

    @chata: I think we’re going with hot schmotato.

    @Zobmie: Raburn…Depends on need.

    @A Hill O’ Beans: Iannetta

    @potus: Kuo

    @Wilsonian: I don’t understand your question. You want to drop the catcher that’s hitting well for the guy not playing. Why?

  127. Derrick says:
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    Would you rather have Darren Oliver or Sergio Santos going forward?

  128. The Burghler says:
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    7×7 head to head with ops and ks

    Pedro Alvarez or David Murphy for my UTIL spot, I have Reynolds at 3rd.

  129. Whiskey Diet says:
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    Grey, my 12 Team money league is getting wack.

    Current Outfield:

    Holliday
    Markakis
    Adam Jones
    Huff

    (Pitchers I could drop: Oliver, Frank Frank, T-Wood, Beachy)

    Just hit the wire:
    Rios
    Gardner

    Claim both? and drop who?

    Thanks OG

  130. JeffyJ says:
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    (Am I still allowed to ask my Lewis question…?)

    Playing in a 10X10 league–starters count W, QS, ERA, WHIP, BAA, K, K/9, K/BB

    Dynasty staff of Lester/Haren/Verlander/Wandy/Lilly/Morrow/Colby Lewis.

    Time to drop Colby for Beachy?

  131. broadstreetbrawler says:
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    beeej upton and cliff lee for prince, which side?

  132. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    @Whiskey Diet: i’d drop oliver and frank^2

  133. Wake Up says:
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    @Tony: Here’s what I was looking @.
    Kennedy @ Chase 111 IP /98 K’s/3.71/1.13/.233 BAA

    As I already said, I would think twice if it was @PHI. I don’t care as much about Wins in any format, I’m shooting for counting stats. Wins are too unpredictable, as I think I’ve heard a mustachioed fellow say. To borrow another one, You do what you do from the guy that’s gonna beat you(I keed).

    PS Go tribe!

    PPS I won’t even mention that CLIFF LEE’S career ERA @ Chase is over 5.

  134. Nuke LaDouche says:
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    So you have no preference on which side? Damn, I was thinking I got a mild win snagging Greinke.

  135. GMen says:
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    @Grey: Is it time to worry about Rollins?

  136. JMT says:
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    Grey- Do you like Bourjos or Sands more going forward?

  137. chata says:
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    @GMen:

    actually the cut-off date was march of 2009

  138. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    @GMen: 2 years ago called…

  139. Chupacabra says:
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    Before all of you keep going on in hysterics about Latos being on our waiver wire, and any league having Latos is not worth playing in, note that this league is my 8 team league. We used to be 12 teams, but now down to 8, and no one wants others in.

    So in an 8 team league, (yes, I know, many of you would not want to play in an 8 team league, but that’s beside the point) I have Halladay, Kershaw, Liriano, Gallardo, Scherzer, and Gio Gonzalez.

    My question was, do I pick up Latos or Ian Kennedy for Gio?

  140. Mitch P says:
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    Grey-would you pick up dice-k for his home start against the mariners (and Vargas) on Friday? Dice-k’s always a risk but hes been hawt as of late…

  141. ltf says:
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    @Nuke LaDouche: Alex Gordon is tracking the ball really well and the path he takes to the ball with his swing is remarkable compared to last year. Not ready to crown him as the second coming he was touted, but he’s worth the price of paying for Greinke’s potential this year.

    I’d take Greinke’s potential difference from Kennedy at the cost of Gordon. If he pitches well in his first start(week from Thursday?), there’s no way your offer gets this deal done.

  142. Scotty says:
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    Which side?

    Pence/J Sanchez or Seth Smith/Verlander

  143. john butte says:
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    Grey, I have Morrow on the dl, should I drop either volquez or edwin jackson, or just keep morrow hidden?

  144. Curt says:
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    Grey, I was offered R.Wolf and J.Herrera for J.Jurrenjs and D.Barney(non-keeper league)……..Yay or Nay?????

  145. Howie Met Your Mother says:
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    @Grey

    Is Sean Burnett even worth keeping around in a 12 teamer with no other closer options in the FA pool? Seems like it’s Storen’s gig now.

  146. Nuke LaDouche says:
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    @ltf: Thanks ltf. That was my thought process. I know Gordon is playing well this year but I have Zimmerman on the DL and Reynolds to man 3b as well. My OF is J.Up, Bruce, Tabata, Bourn and I have Berkman at Util right now. I actually think Berkman will have a solid year so I’m not too concerned there. He was a WW add anyways. Kennedy is going to be good but I think Greinke could be excellent in the NL. I already have Kershaw, Marcum, Haren, and Jhoulys, so my pitching is fine and if Greinke breaks out it could be over the top.

  147. Nuke LaDouche says:
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    Alright Grey how about this one.

    Hanley and Billy Butler
    or
    Berkman, Farnsworth, Rauch

  148. ltf says:
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    @Nuke LaDouche: Seeing the options you have at 3B and OF the trade makes even more sense. He’s supposed to face the Braves, who haven’t scored a lot of runs. You might be happy with this trade just for the offers you get the day before and after his first start.

  149. Wilsonian says:
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    @Grey: well they’re both hitting well, just Napoli is hitting better when he’s in. But the way you posed your response makes sense. I’ll go back to being a jackass now.

  150. Chupacabra says:
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    Grey: There must be either two of you answering as Grey, or you are bi-polar fantasy today. In post #102, you tell me to hold Gio Gonzalez…in post #151 you say dump him for Latos…I think I am going to listen to post #102 Grey, because I would like to give Gio a couple more chances. My reasoning is simply that the A’s are a better team this year, and the Padres are hodgecrapola.

  151. WDE05 says:
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    Picked up Chris Young today…just gave up back to back jacks. Fuck my team sucks.

  152. M.D. says:
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    @Chinaski: good call Chinaski…. you’re right, Floyd wasn’t worth the start tonight

  153. Jrock says:
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    Yo Greyski!
    Trash swap who’s side you on?!
    Team A: Carlos Pena, Ervin Santana and Sean Burnett
    Team B: Pedro Alvarez and Angel Pagan

  154. MR says:
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    Grey! More trade advice if ya don’t mind…
    5×5 12 team league. Which side do you like?

    A. C. Carpenter + Hellickson
    B. C. Rasmus + D. Hudson

    Thanks!

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