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Hmm… That title doesn’t sound right.  It’s like when your mom asks you why your bed sheets are all crusty and you’re like, “It’s dried glue.”  Same embarrassment, different therapist to discuss it with.  So Nick, Rudy and myself got together yesterday and did a little pop and chat.  We’re not poppin’ and squatting.  We’re poppin’ and chatting.  It’s more couth.  Hmm… autocorrect is telling me couth isn’t a word.  Well, how do you get uncouth if there’s no couth, smart guy?  Besides, autocorrect isn’t even a word.  So there!  Besides Lincecum, we also talk about some players to buy low and Danny Hultzen.  There’s those ears of yours perking up.  Yeah, we go over what we think Hultzen’s ETA will be and what kind of delicious we’re gonna get.  We basically turn this thing inside out and rip off the tag.  Anyway, here’s the Razzball Podcast, now with dried glue:

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289 Responses

  1. supra says:
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    Grey, whats your thoughts on Altuve in a keeper league? Looking like a B.Roberts in his prime type… Is he going to be someone that will end up as one of my 10 keepers (24th rd cost) or should I happily trade him away to upgrade elsewhere if I also have Seager/Utley to plug at 2B?

    (Offer was Bruce/C.J.Wilson for my Beltran/Altuve, been trying to find alternatives)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @supra, He’d be a keeper, but I’d take Bruce…

  2. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Wow, now Drabek leaves with an injury. Couldn’t tell what was bothering him. Looks like Cecil will be back soon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @VinWins, That stinks…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @VinWins, Could you check to see if you got that test email?

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
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        @Grey, I got emails on both of your comments.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hmm… Weird… Okay, thanks!

  3. Ghost of the Purple Porpoise says:
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    Grey/Rudy/All,

    12 Team H2H 5×5(OBP):

    Was offered Adrian Gonzalez and Niese for Gio Gonzalez. I accepted b/c I figure even if AGon doesn’t make a return to form that at least Niese is not a bad parting gift. The league vetoed the trade, and now I’m being offered AGon for Gio straight up. Is AGon too much of a risk at this point in the season? His previous seasons have me thinking otherwise…

    My pitching staff FYI:
    Gallardo
    Bumgarner
    Chapman
    Casilla
    Capuano
    McDonald
    Valverde
    Burnett
    Drabek
    Holland (DL)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ghost of the Purple Porpoise, Trade shouldn’t have been vetoed… A-Gon for Gio straight up is fair, but not sure if that’ll go through either…

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Ghost of the Purple Porpoise, check out my response in the previous thread. Without saying too much here, tell your league to go fuck itself, and let your team rot. In no way, shape, or form should that original deal be vetoed.

    • @Ghost of the Purple Porpoise, Season to date – Gio worth $34, A-Gonz $7, Niese $7. I like the A-Gonz/Niese side better but shouldn’t be vetoed.

      Basically, any trade made 2 months into the season needs to take season to date performance much higher into account than preseason values.

      http://razzball.com/playerrater/

      • Ghost of the Purple Porpoise says:
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        Thanks for the responses guys. I was taking a flier on AGonz’s resurgence b/c my offense could use some help, but can’t do it without some kind of backup plan in the package deal.

        And yeah, the trades that take place in this league are amateur hour at best, 2-for-2 or 3-for-3 trades just for trading’s sake. Literally trading players at the same positions with similar statistics. Le Shit Show.

  4. potus says:
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    Knowing nothing but what we know where would you rank F-Her ROS amongst SP?

    top10,15,20,25?

    Gut feeling about how the Nats deal with Stras if they are fighting for a playoff spot come 170IP.

    Thanks in advance

    -YHL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @potus, Top 20… 170 IP sounds about right… Good luck in the campaign!

  5. Ryan says:
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    Saunders or goldshmidt ROS?
    Standard League
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ryan, Goldy

  6. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    Drop K Kendrick, Norris, Zambrano or Cahill for Medlen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Shin-Soo Choo Choo, Kendrick

  7. Wilsonian says:
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    I know this has been asked before, but how long does it take for the podcast to show up on iTunes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A few hours…

  8. nightpandas says:
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    Hultzen or Medlen ROS.

    Also would you trade Kemp for F-Her and Harper in a keeper league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @nightpandas, Medlen… I’d make that trade…

  9. Miley Cyrus says:
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    Hey Grey/Rudy – I was offered Napoli and James MacD for Pence. Which side do you like better?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Miley Cyrus, Pence, it’s fair…

  10. rainbowtrout says:
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    been offered a-gon and ortiz for trout, love the kid but have to consider this. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @rainbowtrout, Sounds like a decent deal in a non-keeper…

  11. JTR says:
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    Start Doubront tonight @Miami?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JTR, I would

  12. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    Lose Krispie or Pagan for Trevor Plouffe or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @2 Cups 1 Braun, Hold

      • 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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        @Grey, What about lose Kelly Johnson for him and play Plouffe at 2nd?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @2 Cups 1 Braun, I’d lose Pagan before Johnson…

  13. jaw says:
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    drop fuentes for camp or robertson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jaw, Robertson

  14. Trevor

    tggq21 says:
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    Grey,

    Would you start Milone at Coors tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope BnY

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I see you’re high up on the TV contest board too… Good luck! BnY

      • Trevor

        tggq21 says:
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        @Grey, Thank you! Where do you go for standings??

        • Trevor

          tggq21 says:
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          @tggq21, nevermind found them!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            @tggq21, BnY

  15. Hot Sauce says:
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    Which are your top 3 out of this group in terms of potential for save opportunities?

    Marshall
    Balfour
    Perkins
    Cishek
    Hernandez (Ari)
    Benoit
    Lopez/Lyon

    I feel like my best bids are Capps getting traded/losing his job (Perkins), Valverde being removed (Benoit), and Myers being traded (Would Lopez or Lyon get the gig?), but looking for some expert opinion.

    Thanks a lot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Balfour, Hernandez…Lopez would be my guess to replace Myers…

  16. Goose says:
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    don’t know if you guys watch soccer or the Euros, but this is the most pure expression of joy i’ve ever seen:

    http://cadfael.tv/image/src/1339445461472.gif

    sometimes a Ukrainian child with a bowl-cut is all it takes to make me smile. wait, what?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! Nice, Goose…

  17. Trevor

    tggq21 says:
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    Also, need two SP since Morrow left me and I am going to drop Espinosa :( Out of these turds.. who would be the best bet in 12-team, H2H

    E. Santana, R. Nolasco, G. Floyd, Harang, Minor, Smyly, H. Alvarez, H. Bailey, J. Westbrook, Jerome Simpson, R. Detwiler D. Gee?

    Anyone under the radar worth picking up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @tggq21, Minor…I’d go on matchups though…. These SPs aren’t the answer…

  18. B.o.B says:
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    Hey Grey, how often do you want to reply to some of these questions with a “That’s a clown question, bro”?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @B.o.B, Never

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @B.o.B, Ha! No, I hadn’t heard about that…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Damn, people work fast on this shizz…

              • B.o.B says:
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                @Grey, No kidding! Rose and Millar were just talking about it on Intentional Talk and showed the shirt

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  @B.o.B, And by Friday the shirt will be in a box next to Winning shirts…

  19. bellhorns revenge says:
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    Love the podcast today! Great new addition to the razzball empire.

    Just traded trout and worley away for Adrian gonzalez and stubbs.
    Needed power bad. What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bellhorns revenge, Thanks! Sounds decent…

  20. Turk Wendell says:
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    I got some dried glue stories I won’t even tell my other therapist.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Turk Wendell, Ha!

  21. votto-voom says:
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    Gray,

    Tyler Colvin or Ike Davis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @votto-voom, Colvin

  22. fyodor says:
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    Grey.

    Which one of these three would you drop: Kendrick, Plouffe, or Seager?

    Thanks for your time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @fyodor, Plouffe

  23. Wilsonian says:
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    Shit, Tulo left the rehab game early with a trainer. I’ve got nothing else, though. Son of a bitch.

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Wilsonian, Goddoumit! He homered and singled in his first two ABs, too. Fuckitty fuck fuck fuck.

      Sorry, just had to let it out. Thought I was getting one of my big guys back in a couple days.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, good thing is, I have Ass-dribble and Lowrie to cover for him. But still, I had a plan for my team that just went down the shitter (included picking up Bauer).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, be a lot tougher situation if you didn’t have those guys…

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Grey, he’s now flying back to Denver for tests. Side note: it’s also a huge pain in the ass because he’s one of 4 DLed guys with only 2 DL slots. I hate having dead bodies on my roster, but not sure how I can lose any (Longo, Tulo, Doc, Storen).

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No one to lose there… Bad luck you have the top DL guys…

              • Wilsonian says:
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                @Grey, oh yeah, definitely don’t intend on losing any of them. I already traded off Kemp, too. Hopefully Longo comes back in the next week-ish and that will help.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Fingers crossed…

                  • Wilsonian says:
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                    @Grey, No shit. Looks like I shouldn’t count my chickens…

  24. Jaymz says:
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    Grey, thoughts on Lind? He’s been dead weight on my roster for some time and I’m itching to drop him, especially given the latest news that the Jays aren’t considering bringing him up anytime soon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, lose him…

  25. Hats for Bats says:
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    I have Samardzja, Reddick, Hudson and Big Z

    What kind of value do these guys have in a trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hats for Bats, Not sure which Hudson, and I don’t think they have much value outside of deep leagues…

  26. agarthered says:
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    Howie Kendrick or KJ going forward?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @agarthered, Kendrick

      • agarthered says:
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        @Grey,

        I give up Kendrick/Cruz for Kinsler

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Kinsler…

  27. HomeRunfromBehindtheMeatballs says:
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    Just checking the Nats/B Jays boxscore… who the fugg is Tyler Moore? 10 total bases in 4 ABs. Looks like he’s 25 with 31 career MLB ABs, not sure i’ve ever heard his name as ‘prospect’ though. Looks like he’s wearing the #57 jersey though, so maybe he’s just being borrowed from the minors? Is he like Michael Morse v 2.0?

    I’d make some kind of Mary Tyler Moore reference here, but i’m only old enough to know that she exists, not old enough to make a logical reference.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Search the site, I made the reference when he was called up… He doesn’t have a place to play without the DH…

  28. B.o.B says:
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    Who’s the odd man out amongst Norris, Cahill and Doubront?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doubront

  29. Zeke says:
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    Hey Grey.

    Would you sit Latos against the Tribe (Lowe) tonight? Looking forward to bumpin’ the podcast during my evening commute.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Zeke, Nice… Yeah, I’m sitting him…

  30. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Enjoyed the podcast once again. Hunter is owned in all 48 RCLs. Tyler Moore is now owned in 1, just in case LaRoche retires.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @VinWins, Ha! Thanks for researching that…

  31. Grey's da man! says:
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    Continuing post from earlier..here is my team again. You said to target Bourn with Anibal and work the way down the pitchers til its accepted, would you go all the way to my aces – bumgarner and gio? or would you stop at J Zimm? Here is team again..

    If Bourn owner doesn’t want to deal him, would you trade bum for Trout?

    Currently sit in 6th. Dead last in SB’s and avg, and 2nd to last in runs. Have an 8 in RBI and 9 in HR (12 team) Have an 8 or higher in all pitching categories. My team:

    C: C Santana
    1B: Freeman
    2B: Uggla
    SS: Asdrubal
    3B: Moose
    OF: Braun
    OF: Cruz
    OF: Bruce
    Util: Rasmus
    Util: Revere
    Bench: Saunders
    DL: Longo

    SP: Bumgarner
    SP: Gio G
    SP: J Zimmerman
    SP: Anibal
    SP: D Hudson
    SP: Garza
    SP: Doubront
    SP: Oswalt
    RP: Axford
    RP: Janssen
    RP: Wilhelmson
    RP: D Robertson
    RP: League
    RP: Balfour

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, I’d stop at Zimmermann and add in another hitter if that got it done… I’d trade Bum for Trout, it’s just fair though, nothing great…

      • Grey's da man! says:
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        @Grey, sweet thanks! if those don’t work, what about something like uggla + garza for kinsler? bruce+axford for mccutch?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Grey’s da man!, I’d take Kinsler or McCutchen there…

          • chata says:
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            @Grey,

            so , maybe drafting a one-trick pony like bourn isn’t such a
            bad idea , after all ?

  32. Wilsonian says:
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    Soto or Doumit once Soto comes back from a sore vagina?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, Doumit

  33. Steve says:
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    Grey – your gravatar has stopped working…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, I know… I’m not sure what happened… Putzing around with the gravatar site, but no answers…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Just testing mine…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Steve, I switched my email and that made it fubar… Let me try something…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Steve, That work?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            @Grey, Nope… Dah

            • Steve says:
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              @Grey, Nope. Just changed mine BTW.

              • Steve says:
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                @Steve, Hasn’t worked yet…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  @Steve, How are you doing it? Manage Gravatars?

                  • Steve says:
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                    @Grey, Yeah. It’s updated now.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      @Steve, What’s updated now? Mine?

                    • Steve says:
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                      @Grey, Sorry, no – mine.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      @Steve, Ugh, that was a clunky fix…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      @Steve, Let me see if this removes those ugly blue things…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      @Grey, Or now…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      @Steve, Hmm… Now your avatar seems to be gone… Please comment…

                    • Steve says:
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                      @Grey, I just reloaded and still see it. How now?

                    • chata says:
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                      @Steve,

                      brown cow .

                    • Steve says:
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                      @chata, Mooooooo

                    • Steve says:
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                      @Grey, I have no comment to make at this time.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      @Steve, Okay, seems to be working now… Thanks!

                    • chata says:
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                      @Grey,

                      wow .
                      sorry that i missed that drama in real time .

                      you guys are just as pretty as ever .

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      @chata, Thanks, O.

  34. Niq Castro says:
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    Medlen over Zamrano and Doubront?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Niq Castro, Yup

  35. Niq Castro says:
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    How many more opinions does Brett “Dr James Andrews be damned, I’m playing this season” Gardner need?

    What a waste of a pick for all those unfortunate souls who drafted him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Niq Castro, Yeah, seriously… Stupid Gardner…

  36. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    My friend wanted me to ask you about an offer he got.

    14 team keeper(4 max) XBH and QS.

    he gets Harper and Bruce for the Dread Pirate and Bumgardner.

    He doesnt keep pitchers and already has Miggy and Elvis for next year, can possibly trade draft picks. I said to do it because he is a pretty good streamer already.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate, Is this like how my friend wanted me to buy him condoms? I like the deal…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey, If thats what you do for your “friend” because he doesn’t want to buy the small ones.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Jack Full of Hate, Yeah, it was my “friend”… And he was embarrassed about buying the giant horse ones… Thank you.

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey, haha!….there is nothing more embarassing than buying Magnums

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              @Jack Full of Hate, My friend didn’t want to scare anyone….

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey, speaking of scarey things, do you think Brian Roberts has any chance of being relevant? useful? helpful? not sucking it? worth owning with my own team?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I wouldn’t pick him up unless I was really desperate or in an AL-Only league…

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey, I drafted Agone, J upton, Morse, Howdie doodoo, and Coco Crap, of course i’m desperate.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      @Jack Full of Hate, Ha! Yeah, ouch…

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Grey, Ike davis been looking good the last couple of games, could we be seeing a turn around?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I’m watching that game… He looked a’ight…

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Grey, I guess a even a pig can look good next to a hog

  37. Steve says:
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    WTF? Apparently Fredi is saying that they haven’t decided whether Medlen will return as a starter or reliever…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, WTF is right… Huh?

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Wed, Jun 13

        Medlen’s role with the Braves remains to be determined when he is called up from Triple-A, MLB.com’s Mark Bowden reports.

        Recommendation: Medlen was sent down to Triple-A to stretch out and return to the team as a member of the rotation. Medlen fared rather poorly, yielding a 4.73 ERA and 15 hits in 13.1 innings. Medlen’s struggles at Triple-A, coupled with recent improvements by Mike Minor and Randall Delgado, may bring Medlen back to a relief role.
        (Rotowire.com)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Steve, Crazy

  38. alejandro says:
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    Hey Grey,

    What are some middle infield names that I could get for a closer like Broxton or Motte in a H2H league.

    My MI is horrid with aybar, kendrick, and sean rodriguez. I’m loaded with closers of Papelbon, Motte, Broxton, Soriano.

    Thank you for your help; great podcast today

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @alejandro, Thanks! I don’t think you’re going to get anything with those guys and I’m not sure what teams who need a closer have a decent MI or what they have… Maybe try both for Kipnis?

  39. Steve says:
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    CarGo not in the lineup tonight. Does that make you feel any better about starting Milone?

    Assuming no, are there any leagues you would start him in?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, I wouldn’t go near Milone in Coors in any leagues…

  40. Viagra Falls says:
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    I have McCarthy and picked up Wade Miley until Weaver comes off the DL. With McCarthy likely going down, drop him for Buchholz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Viagra Falls, I’d grab Buchholz, yeah…

  41. Viagra Falls says:
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    Would you start Miley against Texas tonight or bench him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Viagra Falls, Bench

  42. KayCee says:
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    13 team mixed keeper, 6×6 (obp+apps), 9 man benches…

    Drop Fuentes for Michael Saunders?

    Need OF help. Have Capps, Frieri, Reed, Adams, Marshall, Bailey in pen.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @KayCee, I’d grab Saunders…

      • KayCee says:
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        @Grey,

        Or drop Nicasio? Was holding for his decent peripherals, and nice matchups on the road.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, drop Nicasio…

  43. Vacation says:
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    Grey/Rudy,

    Straight up in a vacuum, McCann or Anibal? (sell on on Anibal and buy low on McCann?)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Vacation, Anibal

  44. Prezii says:
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    Its a razzball podcasttttt! Haha im afraid to listen about timmy.. but here we go!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Prezii, Ha…

  45. later tater says:
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    got the podcast, waiting to listen

    always good stuff

    of q’s:

    have frenchy; fa’s are stubbs, lo morrison, saunders, boesch, goddoumit

    1) keep frenchy or 2) get stubbs or another fa, or 3) both?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @later tater, Thanks! I’d prefer Stubbs, but he hasn’t been playing recently due to an injury so I’d wait until he returned healthy…

  46. herschel says:
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    @Grey: ive been playing ss roulette since tulo has been out, but now that it looks like he may be out for an extended period of time (july?) who do you like as a replacement (5 x 5 roto)? need avg, sbs and rbi most. scutaro, plouffe, evercab, theriot or cozart?

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @herschel, Plouffe for power, EverCab for speed…

  47. TJ says:
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    5×5 12-team Roto redraft: Trade Cole Hamels for King Felix, McCann, Worley, and Quentin?

    I would drop AJ Ellis, Gordon Beckham, and Alexei Ramirez.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TJ, Sounds decent for Hamels…

  48. Manute Bologna says:
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    Sale, Soriano (closer), Ryan Zimmerman for Miggy and Granderson?

    Change if it is Kimbrel?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miggy side, not close… Doesn’t change with Kimbrel….

  49. chata says:
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    cespedes vs outman

    over/under 475′ ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over

  50. chata says:
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    at this time , i would like to go on record as saying that i was
    completely wrong about gio gonzalez .

    also : henderson alvarez (still young , though) , zobrist , yu’s whip ,
    and a slimmed-down big papi (<== actually saw him hustling down the
    1st base line) .

    however , to all those , who in any way , conspired to make me change my mind about ryan zimmerman , after all these years , well , you can all kma .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d like Zimmerman to kma…

  51. Slappy Pappy says:
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    Just got offered Timmy for my Altuve. Thoughts?
    Secondly, would you trade Morse for A-Gon at this point?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d trade Morse for A-Gon… We go over Lincecum in the podcast… I wouldn’t trade Altuve for him…

      • Slappy Pappy says:
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        @Grey, Listening to it right now, but had to stop at the dirty socks comment, and again at the Hultzen over/under. Basically I’m saying I have no patience.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Slappy Pappy, Ha…

  52. Eddy says:
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    Thank God that Reyes broke up Doubront’s no-hitter.

    I would have hated to be the guy that sat Johan AND Doubront.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, don’t want to be that guy…

  53. Steve says:
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    Bruce up – and they’re full.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      There ya go…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, And you, Frazier. This is not what I picked you up for.

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, Jesus, not again!

  54. Steve says:
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    Phew. Opponent just got thonavabenched by Seth Smith.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, HA!

  55. chata says:
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    oops .
    over-thought that one .
    sat a blistering hot smith vs the lefty .
    ugh .

  56. Steve says:
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    Plouffe.

    What the hell is it that stops me from picking him up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, His name

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Steve, Just do it. I did it in one league. I’m gonna do it in another…even if Grey says to hold Lowrie over him.

  57. herschel says:
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    @Grey: quick non-fantasy related baseball question. ever dined at chego in culver city? they have an item on their menu called “the $12 salad” (which they sell for $7). no mention of any donkeycorns, but worth checking out nonetheless…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @herschel, It’s great… I think they stole that name from us… No proof, but I’m pretty sure…

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey, is roy choi out here somewhere? maybe you can get him to sponsor some kind of razzball awards dinner in exchange of dropping the trademark infringement lawsuit…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I like how you think! Yeah, he’s outta LA…

          • herschel says:
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            @Grey, by “out here” i meant in razzball-land…lurking. my name is herschel…its in my blood.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              @herschel, Gotcha…

  58. Steve says:
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    Yeah, pretty glad I benched Milone.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, was a no-brainer…

  59. JMAC says:
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    Stream pitcher decision for tomorrow:

    Bedard @BAL

    Or

    Zito V. HOU

    And is it close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zito… It’s a tossup…

  60. Wilsonian says:
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    Giving it the ole “Here’s my whole lineup, what’s the move?” trick. Due to Tulo’s chronic vaginosis, as well as the dead bodies of Longo, Doc, and Storen, and the fact that Krispie and Desmond pretty much suck donkey balls right now, I’m looking at doing some roster juggling. Here she is:

    8 Team H2H Keeper (H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS, W, L, SV, Ks, ERA, WHIP, Ks/9)

    C – McCann
    1B – Fielder
    2B – Phillips
    3B – Bautista
    SS – Lowrie
    OF – JUp
    OF – Bruce
    OF – Jennings
    UTIL – Goldschmidt
    UTIL – Krispie
    BN – Asdrubal
    BN – Tulowitzki
    BN – Longoria

    SP – Strasburg
    SP – Peavy
    SP – MadBum
    RP – Hanrahan
    RP – Soriano
    P – Reed
    P – Wilhelmsen
    P – Moore
    BN – Lester
    BN – Norris
    DL – Storen
    DL – Halladay

    I can move Joey to the OF and put Lowrie in at 3rd, play Asdrubal at SS, and bench Krispie until he figures things out. Or I can pick up either of these guys:

    C.Davis and Plouffe. And these guys are plouffing bombs all over the place right now. Would you drop anyone for one or both of those guys? I’m thinking of cutting Lowrie for Plouffe and Wilhelmsen for Davis. Do those moves make sense for the time being, or what? Being it’s so shallow, as long as you have the hot bats, you win. It’s not necessarily talent.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I hear ya… Cut Lowrie and Wilhelmsen for those two…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, Damn, someone beat me to Plouffe. Who are you dropping for Davis?

  61. Jon says:
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    @Grey what line do you think Chris Davis finishes the year with?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      27 homers, .265 average…

  62. chata says:
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    @ Grey :

    how many home runs does chris davis have to hit before i can
    score one point in the tv freebie ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1

    • Steve says:
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      @chata, Wish I still had him…

  63. Steve says:
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    Come on Goldie – give us something here.

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, Grrrrrrr.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I can’t believe this R.A. Dickey…

  64. Steve says:
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    Effing Garza. Get your damn shit together.

  65. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Lynn 11 Ks in back-to-back games (so far).

    • VinWins

      VinWins says:
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      @VinWins, Finished with 12.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @VinWins, Damn, pulled the trigger to fast on that one…

  66. Steve says:
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    Getting clobbered by Michael Cuddyer. For crying out loud.

  67. Slappy Pappy says:
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    Please rank ROS: Garza, Old McDonald, Marcum, and D. Hudson.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Slappy Pappy, McDonald, Garza, Marcum…

  68. chata says:
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    if you had miley-harrison locked in a pitcher’s duel …. well done .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, Ha

  69. Hondo says:
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    How does this sound?Drop Rollins,Roberts and pick up Theriot. Utilize the extra spot for streaming or the usual /Bauer/Rizzo hype madness.

    You’re the smart guy here and hopefully have a better idea,cause Frankly(and don’t call me Shirley) that all kind of looks like it sucks.

    I watched Cuddyer on my bench(so far) and it made me sad.(Not seasonal affective disorder type sad, but just rather unhappy)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hondo, Ha! Not sure what dropping Rollins has to do with playing Cuddyer… Theriot hasn’t done much in the past few days…

      • Hondo says:
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        @Grey, Hmm, may be if my brain functioned and I realized that Cuddyer isn’t SS eligible the whole point would have been moot.

        I’ve been dealing with a lot of MI stress lately and I guess my limited intellect refused to deal with it anymore.

        (That means I’m too stupid to figure out what to do)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha… Maybe you go to Colorado and ask the Rockies nicely to play Cuddyer at SS.

          • Hondo says:
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            @Grey, Yeah but they’ve got that other Colorado SS guy that seems to be doing OK the last few years.

            Maybe I’ll take my Cousin Guido Cudderioili(americanized version of family name) to discuss it with Tulo’s kneecaps.
            I also want to boink Tonya Harding on a draft beer soaked pool table.

            So,was any of that wrong,c’mon.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              @Hondo, HA! I think Tulo’s groin is taking care of it for you…. Him being out, not banging Tonya Harding…

  70. Steve says:
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    Sorry If you’ve already answered this. I have Fuentes, Cook, and Balfour. Obviously saves are competitive in my league. How soon can I drop Fuentes and Balfour? Which order do you rank these three? I’m assuming Fuentes is safe to drop now, but closers have burned me all year. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Cook, Balfour… Drop Fuentes…

  71. Kenny P says:
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    Please help, I’m at the top of my deep mixer, and I need to add a starter. Who ya feelin ros?…Arreita, Happ, or R. Delgado?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Delgado

  72. Slappy Pappy says:
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    1.) Thanks for the rankings earlier.
    2.) Before re-aggravating his groin, Tulo was 2-2 with a 2-R HR off none other than Special Agent Bauer tonight, FWIW.
    3.) Nope
    4.) Weaver, Timmy, and Drabek or D. Hudson, Paulino, and Beuhrle?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) No problem 3) Yup 4) Weaver

  73. Jon says:
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    Rank ROS: Belt, Saunders, Fowler, LoMo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon, Saunders, Fowler

  74. Jon says:
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    And Belt with another home run!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon, Very nice…

  75. potus says:
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    Adeiny Hechavarria—minor league SS for Toronto……..all BA not much else…..anyone have any advice on this guy? worth a flier in a deep 20 team keeper? need MI help & currently trotting Ransom & Carroll out there. That’s Jamey Carroll with a Y……….

    Any other choice options raking in the minors that might be up soon?

    Looking forward, when/if this guy hits the majors, to see Grey play with that name. Sounds like some disease originating in the congo that has to quickly be given 3 letters for the American public to understand.

    -YHL

    • chata says:
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      @potus,

      thanks for the carroll clarification … (with a Y) .
      for a moment there , i thought you were talking about charles carroll ,
      the last living signer of the declaration of independence .
      i guess i get all nervous … talking to government officials .

      • potus says:
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        @chata, If Charles can put up #’s better than Ranson or JameY I’d be more than happy to whore my SS agents out to the waiver wire to acquire his services. Being he’s been dead for nearly 2 centuries I plan to pick up Dr. Jimmy Paredes, drop said JameY, and can only pray Houston does the right thing.

        Like Joe the plumber, we can talk without nervousness, whenever the desire occurs. You bring the lucky strikes I’ll bring the 6 footer(that’s not Dickey I am talking about)!!!!

        -YHL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @potus, Ha! How about Chase D’Arnaud… I’ve had him stashed all year…

  76. chata says:
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    when pujols pulls into 2nd base , he learns that his line-drive down the
    3rd base line hits underneath the base of the left-field wall , just inches foul .

    upon returning to the plate , it does not appear as if pujols crossed through
    the pitcher’s mound , even though eovaldi turned his back to him as he passed by …. as if to say “go ahead , cut through . who am i to say ?”

    too deep ?
    what are you guys watching ??

    • chata says:
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      weird what goes through my mind , while trying to not listen to vin scully .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, Why do you hate Vin Scully so much? I just returned from dinner…

      • chata says:
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        @Grey,

        actually respect him somewhat .
        great raconteur .
        just shouldn’t be calling games .
        misses plays …. he gets so wrapped up in his own stories .

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s a throwback!

  77. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    moss hits 3 homers in colorado, is he ownable outside of games at coors?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate, Nope

  78. Cyr says:
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    Well after tonight, I guess Latos lives to pitch a few more starts on my team. Was starting to get close to dropping him for streamers… Harang, Leake, Rowengartner, etc….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I hear ya…

  79. Rounded korner's says:
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    Been offered Tulo for Jed Lowrie and Dickey. Was ready to pull the trigger and saw Tulo aggravated his groin in rehab Wednesday. Should I still do this and stash him assuming he comes back like Tulo?
    Love the podcast. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Yeah, I’d take Tulo…

  80. Wilsonian says:
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    Someone beat me to Plouffe. Drop Lowrie for C. Davis? Seems like Lowrie has cooled off.

    *This is from my scenario from a few posts up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, Go for it…

  81. Steve says:
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    I have Betancourt, Peavy and Kendrick. He has Cuddyer, Wilson and Cain.

    For fuck’s sake. I hate this game.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn… That sucks…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Thought I’d drafted a decent team in this league (H2H), but seems to get worse every week.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          We gotta get royce! to draft for us…

  82. a1rfann1ng says:
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    why do you guys always use fake emails wth

  83. Steve says:
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    How can my team not score a single run?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds like my RCL team… Should just pick up players in Coors…

  84. Cole says:
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    The Brewers are going to have a really nice draft position next year…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha.. yeah…

  85. Wilsonian says:
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    Wilhelmsen or Cook?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cook

  86. Steve says:
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    Good lord, Matt Cain.

    Make it stop.

    Please.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Could you please jinx him?

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, See below, though I fear even I may not be able to stop him today.

  87. Steve says:
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    Cain has a perfect game going. Yeah – I’m that desperate.

    • Prezii says:
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      @Steve, haha no way he throws it now…. You’re using your magic for the wrong purposes!!!

    • Prezii says:
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      At&t is about to blow the fuckk uppp!!

  88. Prezii says:
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    Good stuff on the podcast! I think its a little crazy to just flat out drop timmy though.. bench, maybe, but droppin him is a little panic mode for me personally.. as for his partner in crime, Cain is dealin rite now. And blanco made an amazing catch so.. ya know in every no hitter/perfect game theres that one great catch.. thats surely a jinx.. but anyway i have uno question.. do i dare start danny hudson @TEX?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t start him…

  89. Steve says:
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    Of course on the day my opponent’s Cain is doing this, my hitters are 7/37 with not a single run scored. That’s right. Not one.

  90. Eddy says:
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    So bittersweet.

    My opponent in one H2H has Cain and I have him in another H2H!

    Regardless, I’m rooting for him. I need redemption for sitting Johan earlier this year!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I can root for him though I don’t have him… Hopefully that’s the jinx he needs!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh well…

  91. Hats for Bats says:
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    My big boy league is a 10 team 8×8 w/ OBP, Ks against, triples. and all the players are ruthless. You wouldn’t even find a 57% owned guy available. Every setup guy is taken. Its slim slim pickens.

    Youkilis is BY FAR the worst player on my team and I have a week until El Caballo come back. Is he droppable for any of these: Smoak, Wiggington, Moreland, Wallace, LoMo, Luke Scott, Carlos Pena, Belt?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d drop for Belt… But it’s risky, depends on what kind of gamble you need to take…

      • Hats for Bats says:
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        @Grey, My team is Han Ram, Stanton, A-rod, Mauer, Braun, Peddy/B ROberts, reddick, cespedes(hammy again), revere (SAGNOF), Youk, R Howard(Achilles) El Caballo (hammy), Quentin

        Youk is killing me. Bench him and dump Revere for a 1B?

  92. Ghost of Kirby Puckett says:
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    Please rank ROS: H. Bailey, R. Delgado, Matusz, Paulino

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Delgado, Paulino…

  93. Steve says:
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    There can’t be too many people who owned Humbert for his perfect game and then had Cain’s go against them today.

    Apart from me, that is.

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Steve, Humber had to be a streamer, btw what is the term for a streamer that puts up a ridiculous complete game ie…complete game shut out, no-hitter, and perfect game?

      • Hats for Bats says:
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        @Jack Full of Hate, The Braden Bunch

        • Prezii says:
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          @Jack Full Of Hate, StreamG.O.A.T.

      • Cyr says:
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        @Jack Full of Hate, Creamer…

  94. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Cain is able…one of the only good draft pick I made.

    Too bad the rest of my team sucks

  95. Eddy says:
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    If I did my math correctly, Matt Cain has just tied Nolan Ryan for the best pitching performance ever with a 101 game score.

    • Eddy says:
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      @Eddy, I did do my math correctly, but my excitement got the best of me. Not the best. Kerry Wood’s legendary 20 K game owns that with a 105 mark.

      Regardless, the fact that he got a score above 100 is insane. So awesome.

      • chata says:
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        @Eddy,

        what’s this scoring system that you’re using ?

  96. chata says:
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    is there a glossary term for guys who put their own petty/selfish ,
    all-to-temporary interests over an athlete’s dream to attain a spot
    and ever-lasting recognition in his sport’s history ?

    • Hats for Bats says:
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      @chata, Fantasy Baseballers (or so Grey’s mustached mom calls it)

  97. Jr says:
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    Hey grey, need some help breaking down a deal. I’m I’m a 12 team h2h keeper league and was just offered beltre, Reyes, and ackley for my wright, uggla, and aybar. I think I have more faith in aybar, but not sure if this is a good enough haul for wright and uggla…

  98. Grey's da man! says:
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    Kinsler for Uggla and Axford? Only other closers and Wilhelmson, Balfour, Janssen (also have league and K-rob)

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