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Rudy had to take a flight when we were recording the podcast.  He tried to continue on the plane while it was taxiing, but they asked him to turn off the phone, so he said he was only playing Words With Friends, so they kicked him off the plane, and, unfortunately, there was no reception in the terminal, so it was just me.  It was scary out there by myself!  I did half the podcast with a flashlight held up to my face and tears coming down my face while Nick held a shaky camera up to record it.  We then buried the recording somewhere in the woods and what you are about to hear is what we found when we dug it up the next day.  Good thing we marked the buried recording with a poorly-constructed witch made of twigs!  Also, in this podcast there’s a rap song performed by one of you out there in Razzball Nation.  If you want to download it, go here.  It’s called “Fantasy Baseballing On Your Mom’s Terms.”  Anyway, here’s the Razzball Podcast, now with only one nasally voiced New Jerseyan:

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  1. Tvac says:
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    Uh…it isn’t on iTunes yet. Still only 5/30 podcast. Ill check back later!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tvac, It usually takes iTunes about three hours to update…

  2. Wilsonian says:
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    Brenda Phyllis and Peavy for Uggla?

    Er, that should say Brandon Phillips. I think…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, I’d take Uggla in the 8 team league…

  3. thegreater says:
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    Some dude in my league, apparently out of massive frustration, just cut Wigginton, Pena and Napoli. I am near bottom in RBI and HR, and pretty weak in runs in an ESPN 12 team 6×6 with holds and OPS. I did a mid-month overhhaul in May (traded for Reyes, Myers and Montero)to remake my team as it is below, so my place is not necessarily the result of these players. That said, would you get any of those three, and if so, who would you cut? I am currently #4 in waiver, and may not get any shot, but whatever…

    Bonus question! To do anything I have to activate Street from my DL, and have to cut someone to accomodate. I am thinking of cutting Fuentes. Thoughts?

    C – Montero
    1B – Votto
    2B – H Kendrick
    3B – Youk
    SS – Reyes
    CI – C Davis
    MI – Rollins
    OF – Stanton
    OF – Cruz
    OF – Francouer
    OF – Rasmus
    Util – Herrera
    Bench – Middlebrooks
    DL – R Howard

    P – Motte
    P- M. Adams
    SP – Bumgarner
    SP – B Myers
    SP – J Russell
    RP – Fuentes
    RP – Janssen

    Bench – Lester, A Sanchez, Hudson, Beachy
    DL – Street

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @thegreater, I’d cut Russell for Street… I’d lose Herrera for Pena…

  4. airweino says:
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    I need an OF.

    Is getting Reddick & Aviles for Wandy Rod a good return?

    • Carnac says:
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      @airweino, Sure, I’d take the Reddick side.

  5. Carnac says:
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    If position eligibility doesn’t matter, drop Adrian Gonzalez for Akinori Iwamura?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Carnac, Yup… He prefers Aki-Iwa.

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @Carnac, *Spits drink all over the computer*

      Am I seeing things?

      • Carnac says:
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        @TheNewGuy, Nah, I’m just fantasizing. Hosmer is to Grey as Adrian Gonzalez is to me. Or, “Hosmer : Grey :: Gonzalez : Carnac” if you’re preparing for the SATs.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Carnac, Hosmer : Owning; Homer: Reading the Iliad

  6. Bill_Buckner says:
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    Ahhh, my drive home from work won’t feel as long tonight…

    I just obtained votto, Jose reyes, and Nat-gio for tulo, kinsler, and garza. How did I do?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bill_Buckner, You did solid…

  7. LagunaBobbyI says:
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    @Grey…please rank ROS for me (5×5 roto, no emphasis on any 1 category)….cudduyer, brantley, cespedes, rios, goldschmidt, delmon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @LagunaBobbyI, Cuddyer, Rios, Cespedes, Goldy, Young

  8. Barnacle says:
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    @Grey: Lester, Kennedy, Sale ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Barnacle, Lester, Kennedy

  9. chunk says:
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    Start Edwin vs Mets tonight? 16 teams 1500 innings

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chunk, Yup

  10. CrazyTrade? says:
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    Tex/Moustakas for Votto. 12 team, H2H, weekly points, keeper.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @CrazyTrade?, Votto, it’s close though…

      • CrazyTrade? says:
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        @Grey, Id be getting Votto. Im still not sure I want to do it…but what the hell its supposed to be fun right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha… Yup!

  11. jaw says:
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    thoughts on this trade? 12 team h2h 5×5 auction keeper

    sale ($11), viciedo ($10) and wilhemsen/russell

    for

    gallardo ($27) and krispie ($14)

    sale is a sure thing keeper at $11, viciedo and krispie might be worth keeping. my closers are jim johnson, wilhemsen, russell, santos.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jaw, Krispie a sure thing at $14… Deal looks fair… I’d take the Gallardo side…

  12. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey, i cant make any move until i activate Morse from the DL and i really dont know who to drop to do this. I dropped Adams to activate Reynolds but now i do have to chose between Ruiz, Reddick, Swisher and Viciedo but they all are playing good baseball right now except for Viciedo who is going through a slump. I thought about dropping Benoit but he is the only holder i have in a holds league…what would you do?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Moscowitz, Ruiz is a 2nd catcher in a one catcher league? Lose him…

      • Moscowitz says:
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        @Grey, yeah that was my initial thought aswell but he is hitting the ball so well that i started to believe this power surge could be for real. He is doing great on one of my two UTIL spots…hm..
        Will this guy cool off at some point??

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, he’ll cool off… I’d lose him…

  13. mc serch says:
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    Hola Senor Gris! Start Bud Norris (a/k/a the Urban Cowboy) at home ag. Cards tonight? Dude’s home/road splits are sick, but he got his ass lit up last time out…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start him…

    • Moscowitz says:
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      @mc serch, I am gonna start him. However i have nothing to lose and dont have to worry about my ratios after Anibal peeing on all of it by messing up one single inning. On a serious note though: Norris must be knowing what others dont regarding the Cardinals batters. He is traditionally great against them.

  14. Joel says:
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    Grey:

    for this year and the four after (keeper league), would you rather have Bryce or Trout? THANKS!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bryce Harper

  15. Nico says:
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    What kind of pitcher would you want for Reddick? Maybe try and buy low on Gallardo?

    • Moscowitz says:
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      @Nico, If i owned him, i wouldt give you my Gallardo for Reddick. But you can try it…

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Nico, I had two offers for him in a 16 Team H2H Keeper league. I dealt him for Moore, which seemed pretty fair. I don’t know if you could get Gallardo, but I’d try it. I personally don’t like Gallardo, but someone might be pissed at him after he got shelled by the Cubbies.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, try it…

  16. Panti Jose says:
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    Which side of deal in 5 x 5 ROTO:

    Hamilton and Latos for Victorino, Lynn, and Vogelsong

    • Moscowitz says:
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      @Panti Jose, Hamilton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hamilton side…

  17. Trevor

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    Who win in a 5×5, H2H

    Trumbo for Dempster and Middlebrooks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trumbo, totally fair though…

  18. Mike says:
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    Garza or Linecum ROS?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Garza

  19. B.o.B says:
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    Any thoughts on Drew Hutchison? Outside a bad start @ TB, he shut down Bos, NYY, Bal and even the heavy hittin Twins 4 of last 5 starts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m only going near him in AL-Only leagues at this time… His pedigree doesn’t say grab in mixed leagues yet…

  20. Prezii says:
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    Good stuff man.. i think you got a total of ZERO things accomplished once rudy got strip searched…. the voice quality was horrible in pre-ethiopia anyway.. maybe you should just kick rudys loud ass off everytime after 15 minutes!! Just kidding rudy we love you…

    #RideTheDickey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  21. Moscowitz says:
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    Grey,

    1-Beckham, Seager or plouffe?
    2- Rasmus or Viciedo?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Moscowitz, Seager… Rasmus

  22. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    you had alot of love for howie Kendrick in the pre season, whats your outlook for the rest of the year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate, He’s the kinda of guy that could get hot for a month or so and get his numbers up… But he does need to get hot soon otherwise he’s gonna be losing time to Maicer. Right now, I wouldn’t buy him cheap.

  23. Raja says:
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    Freese or Aviles for 3B until Longo gets back?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Raja, Freese

  24. Sam says:
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    Salty or Goldy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy

  25. jaw says:
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    what about this one? 12 team h2h 5×5 keeper league

    viciedo $10 and worley $10 for krispie $14

    rest of my staff is gio, bum, sale, dempster, bauer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Krispie…

  26. Alyssa Milano's Boyfriend says:
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    16 team league 5×5, who’s the better catcher for the rest of the season:

    Wilin Rosario or Salvador Perez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rosario

  27. Steve says:
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    An exploding post-it note told me that Longo could be back by the middle of the month…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Cool…

  28. jack says:
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    Reposting cuz some guys need to know this to avoid dropping him for the wrong reasons:

    Derek Holland has lost 4-5 mph recently cuz he is battling a stomach virus that has caused him to lose 15 lbs. Wish he had told us sooner!

    Holland is not injured, he’s just not feeling well. Holland has been battling — and pitching through — a stomach virus for about two weeks. Holland said he has lost between 10 and 15 pounds.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jack, Geez… Well, that’s better news… Thanks for the heads up!

  29. JJ07 says:
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    Sorry for repost, I was told I should post on latest entry

    Original:
    What do you guys think?

    Is Reimold or Dirks the better player to stash on DL (standard 12-team 5×5 roto)?

    Also, would you keep Thayer (in case Street gets reinjured or traded) or pick up Camp (who could well emerge from that cluster@&#@# in Chitown as closer)? <-16-team 5×5 roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JJ07, Reimold… Neither closer in waiting is very good… I’d go with Camp…

  30. Trevor

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    Who should I start tonight..

    M.Reynolds vs. Beckett
    Middlebrooks vs. Chen

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @tggq21, Middlebrooks… BnY

  31. B.o.B says:
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    Jerome Williams home vs. SEA or Bud Norris home vs. STL for tonight

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @B.o.B, Norris

  32. brohorn says:
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    Trade Billy Butler for CJ Wilson?
    Yahoo 12 team standard 5×5

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @brohorn, I would

      • brohorn says:
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        @Grey, Thanks Grey, your the best! Maybe the cougars didn’t attack you in their cave becuase they sense you were sick and thus not good meat.

  33. Abdoozy says:
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    There should be a glossary term for “the act of dropping a pitcher, who goes on to have a suck day, and congratulating self for the wisdom of the move, until the sudden realization that said pitcher was replaced in your lineup by a pitcher who had an almost identically horrid outing.”

    ref: me replacing Garcia with Bailey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Abdoozy, Ha… Open to suggestions… But sounds similar to a droppleganger

      • Abdoozy says:
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        @Grey, Droppelganger is for a similar player.. This is for a similar result you were trying to avoid…

        Drowngrade?

        Catastroflip?

        Wire Remorse?

        • chata says:
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          @Abdoozy,

          it would have to be a word that conveys something temporary ,
          because 5 days from now it won’t matter .

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Abdoozy, Drowngrade isn’t terrible… I’ll run it by Rudy…

  34. AnotherFalstaff says:
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    @Grey – Rasmus, Gardner, Cespedes or Kendrys for an open UT spot with Stubbs injured? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AnotherFalstaff, Morales

      • Hats for Bats says:
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        @Grey, Cespedes looked good tonight.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He did…

  35. Abdoozy says:
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    @grey,

    Trade Fowler for Holland? 14 team espn h2h most redraft. I need arms and can spare the OF.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Abdoozy, Eh

      • Abdoozy says:
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        @Grey, I asked for Greinke instead, we’ll see..

        HIs OF includes Belt and Ibanez, so I’m hoping he sees this as an upgrade.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Abdoozy, Yeah, that seems unlikely, but worth a shot I guess…

  36. Booya says:
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    Is giving Sale for Lester a good idea in a redraft league? How about a keeper league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Booya, I’d do it in a redraft, not in a keeper…

  37. Yer Yang says:
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    My Gallardo or Gio and he’s offering Morse. He also has Cruz and Stubbs and he wants pitching. Any of that sound fair, maybe put something with Gio to get Cruz or just go straight up for Morse

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Yer Yang, I’d take Morse for Gallardo, it’s fair… I’d prefer Cruz for him… I wouldn’t put anything with Gio for him…

  38. Asked this just as you were posting the new post. Not much time left … lineup question.

    Hi Grey — In a 16-team roto league with daily lineup changes, what do you suggest with Rasmus? All things being more or less equal, I generally go with the hot hitter. Rasmus is coming off the huge game last night but facing a southpaw tonight, and he’s hitting .170 vs. LHP. Do I start him or wait until he faces a righty again (which is tomorrow: Peavy)?

    I’ve got other options for the three OF and one UTIL slots (Victorino, Delmon Young, Bruce, Luke Scott, Stubbs) but I don’t want to miss another huge night.

    And a couple of quickies: Are you still high on Rizzo? I was hoping he’d be up by now and it now seems like it could be three more weeks.

    And when you have a good hitter whose struggling to find his groove (i.e., Krispie, Morse) do you take a multi-hit performance like yesterday’s as proof that they’re back? Or do you need to see more?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Enrique, I’m still high on Rizzo, but I dropped him in a 12 team league where I needed flexibiility. In a 16 team league, I’d hold… I’d play a good hitter always, not trying to miss out on any stats from them… Stubbs is hurt and you shouldn’t play Young over Rasmus… So no dilemma…

  39. Many thanks, Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Enrique, No problem…

  40. bean says:
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    I cant think of a better way to motivate a player than to bench him for multiple games and tell the world that he is just not that into you.

    Does Gibson just have a hatred for naturally talented players?

    Maybe Upton and Lincecum need to go to a Tony Robbins boot camp.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bean, Gibson didn’t draft Upton for his fantasy team: fact!

  41. Timequake says:
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    Would you drop Casilla, Myers, or Street for Frieri? Or none of the above? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Timequake, Eh… Probably not… Maybe Street…

  42. Jam405 says:
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    With middlebrooks getting so much r&r lately, would you consider dropping for mini-donkey? He seems to be picking up where he was before the dl.
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jam405, Yeah, go for it…

  43. Steve says:
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    Ugh. Spread across various teams, I have players on the Padres and the Giants, plus both pitchers going.

    Conflicted…

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, Is Richard putting the ball on a tee?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Damn, forgot that game started early…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Stupid CBS and locking lineups…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Root for solo homers…

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, Wow. This is going well so far.

      • Steve says:
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        @Steve, And of course the two hitters I have involved so far (Pagan, CQ), have made zero contribution.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn, nothing from CQ?

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey, Oh – he scored.

            But any good feelings engendered by that are being tempered by the shit show that Richard and Bumgarner are putting on.

            I have both going in H2H…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              @Steve, Yeah, just looked at the game… Still early for Bum to turn it around…

              • Steve says:
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                @Grey, 5 innings combined. 9 ERA, 2.40 WHIP and 1 measly K.

                Sheesh.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  @Steve, Yeah, not terrific…

  44. smegma says:
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    Drop LaHair for Rizzo?

    Trade McCutchen for A.Gonz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold LaHair right now and go with McCutchen…

  45. later tater says:
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    podcast is great stuff everyone – go and listen

    q’s:

    std yahoo 5×5 h2h 12t league

    which side wins? fair?
    beltran and scherzer for gianmike stanton and allen craig or vogelsong

    (p rotation ok – of’s are beltran, melky and frenchy)

    as always, mucho thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @later tater, Thanks! Stanton and Craig or Vogelsong is fine, depends on needs… Looks like you don’t need Craig so ‘song…

  46. Derrick says:
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    I thought I had a deal of Annibal Sanchez and Kendrick for Pedroia but Annibal latest blow-up ruined it. Now he wants David Price and Kendrick for Pedroia.

    Should I still do it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Derrick, It’s fair, could see doing it if you have the pitching to cover the loss of Price…

      • Derrick says:
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        @Grey, Here is my rotation with Price in it…Price, Smardjza (sp?), Sanchez, Gallardo, Dubrount, Paulino, McCarthy, Cahill and Matt Moore.

        It’s a standard, H2H, 10-man league.

        Good enough staff to make the move?

        Thanks so much for your help.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think you have enough arms and a shallow enough league to make the move…

  47. ProfX says:
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    Hey Grey, would you trade HanRam or Starlin for Hanrahan and Lester? Either one of them, or just Starlin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ProfX, Nope

  48. ProfX says:
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    Obviously I have a deep SS (and 3B with Sandoval) need pitching

    • ProfX says:
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      @ProfX,
      12 team mixed 5×5

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @ProfX, Still wouldn’t…

        • ProfX says:
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          @Grey, What about Cain and Aroldis for Starlin?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            @ProfX, Sounds decent…

  49. mauledbypandas says:
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    Are we buying on A.Gonzalez? He has to get hot at some point right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mauledbypandas, For the right price, I would buy him… He does seem like he will turn it around at some point…

      • mauledbypandas says:
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        @Grey, trying to turn Heyward and a closer for him to a disgruntled owner… won’t work, but who knows?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Definitely worth a shot…

  50. Papa Bear says:
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    Got offered Brandon Phillips for Chris Sale, my pitching is weak but I have been stuck with Zobrist and the half man half bench Allen Craig at 2b… pull the trigger or aim higher?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Papa Bear, It’s fair, I think you can probably do a bit better…

  51. potus says:
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    Awesome something to listen to in the Oval office tomorrow!!! Gracias.

    Rank these SP ROS please:

    Zambrano, Smyly, Peacock, Liriano, Lohse –need wins– massively leading the league in K’s

    Is Zambrano this good? It appears as if he is allergic to giving up hits. Did Ozzie and Z conspire to bring some Venezuelan Voodoo onto US soil? I just can’t figure it out. Calling immigration to go check that shizz out right now!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @potus, Ha! Z, Smyly… Let me know what INS says…

      • potus says:
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        @Grey, The INS wants those boys OUTS but just not enough of a connection between them & Loco Hugo was uncovered. We were hoping friend Allan Selig would have resolved 1/2 of the situation earlier this year. Much to our dismay only a small slap on the voodoo hand was administered.

  52. Sam says:
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    Is Volquez still a solid streamer @ home? I have Cain throwing against him in my 10 team H2H, but he looks like the only decent option tomorrow… Leake vs. Pit, Happ vs. StL and Matusz @ Bos are all pretty scary to me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sam, I’d take Volquez at home…

  53. Steve says:
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    WTF just happened with Paulino?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You mean the run?

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Left the game.

        This day is just a complete effing disaster.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Steve, He left the game? What did happen?

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey, No idea. I’m only following on FantasyCast. Mendoza replaced him.

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey, Comebacker off his leg apparently. Didn’t look too bad but he gone.

            • Prezii says:
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              @Steve, streamed that bastard….. =(

              • Steve says:
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                @Prezii, Just traded him away :-)

                According to Royals beat writer on Twitter, he left due to a strained groin. Not because of any comebacker…

  54. Andreasoxfan says:
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    I am super proud to be one of your two lady listeners…
    Andrea

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      And we’re proud to have ya!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I thought the superpower was Steve Magic.

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Not working today. Or working in reverse. Or something.

    • chata says:
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      @Steve,

      i’ll be rooting for him .
      heck , anything that might lead up to you being able to
      actually watch a mlb game on tv sounds ok with me .

      • Steve says:
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        @chata, Actually plenty of MLB on here – just not at a convenient time for me to watch it, unfortunately.

  55. nightpandas says:
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    Drop Bailey for

    Bass, Zito, Floyd, Masterson, Detwiler, can you rank these schmos ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zito, Bass…

  56. BigFatHippo says:
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    Sure hope Rudy didn’t go down in that Nigerian plane crash………………..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He arrived safely and is bringing relief. Him and Heath Bell… Should go great!

      • BigFatHippo says:
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        @Grey, Ha………….Good, cause it took me 4 beers to get through that podcast

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @BigFatHippo, At least you’re not drinking alone!

          • BigFatHippo says:
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            @Grey, Just me and the cougars…………

    • chata says:
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      @BigFatHippo,

      maybe he used that fake ‘fro of his as a parachute to safety .

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @chata, He landed on it and bounced to safety…

  57. chata says:
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    scherzer …. can’t shake off his past .

    • Steve says:
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      @chata, Maybe he should shake off his catcher!

      • BigFatHippo says:
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        @Steve, I just fired Max………….again

  58. Steve says:
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    No way Bumgarner’s win holds up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Why do you say that? Please…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, ;-)

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, You just have to trust me, Grey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Steve, Thankfully we got something outta that yawnstipating start…

  59. kangaroo hops says:
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    Grey, thoughts about this trade? I give Reyes and Fielder (neither can be kept), I get A-Gonz and McCutchen (who can be a keeper). 12 person H2H league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @kangaroo hops, Sounds decent…

  60. BigFatHippo says:
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    Allen Craig is a beast!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BigFatHippo, Let Fatt Adams get a taste!

      • BigFatHippo says:
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        @Grey, I like Adams but I think they’ll send him down when Matt Carpenter comes off DL

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @BigFatHippo, Carpenter or Berkman?

          • BigFatHippo says:
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            @Grey, Purely speculation on my part, but from listening to sports radio around here, it feels like when Carpenter comes back there won’t be a choice but to send Adams down. He has options, carp has none, and you know how the money situation works…………Craig has to play every day and Carpenter can back Freese at 3rd and play outfield if needed.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That makes sense…

  61. jack says:
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    why are we all living and dying with Ben Zobrist? Kills me when I see Kipnis doing well. I was on these boards pre-draft with question if I should drop Zo to go after Kip in draft. I chose to take the “safe” route.

    When’s time to cut bait? He’s horrible, dreadful, worse than Mendoza.

    • kangaroo hops says:
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      @jack, I think the time to cut bait was last year. He had a nice couple of months a few years ago, then I don’t recall him doing much since.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jack, Depends on your options off waivers…

      • jack says:
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        @Grey, nothing good at all on the wires. And I took Tyler Greene for my Tulo replacement and it appears he has lost his job. guy has 5th best speed score in MLB and a .200 ISO. They have to give him a chance.

  62. Abdoozy says:
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    Stream Lowe at home vs Det tomorrow? I need ratio help. Don’t need Ks. He has been ok at home, but those Tiger bats…

    • Abdoozy says:
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      @Abdoozy, Never mind, game is at Det, no way.

  63. KarlJ says:
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    Just traded Lahair for Zobrist.
    I need another good SP ( ugh Garcia) and someone just offered me Lance Lynn for Zobrist.
    Kipnis is my 2b so Zobrist is riding my bench.
    No brainer?? There is a chance I might be able to get him to trade me Garza instead if I push

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @KarlJ, I’d take Garza first, but I’d also take Lynn there…

      • KarlJ says:
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        @Grey,
        He countered with Garza for Brandon Phillips who I also have on my bench. ???

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @KarlJ, I’d take Garza if you don’t need Phillips…

  64. MJD Took A Knee says:
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    How come when I zag I get hit for 4 earned runs or more.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MJD Took A Knee, You should’ve zigged…

  65. royce! says:
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    Haven’t had a chance to listen to the entire podcast yet, but that Sir Mix-a-Lot’s line of Big Ass TV’s shizz is hilarious…they’d have to be round, like the 50′s TVs though, so I’m not sure if that would catch on.

    I’m rolling with Nava in the weekly h2h- should I drop him for Presley?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup! And would be inside jello molds… I’d go with Presley…

  66. B.o.B says:
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    How does it feel to have a successful television show in Grey’s Anatomy, a NY Times #1 best seller Fifty Shades of Grey AND a movie starring Liam Neeson in The Grey??? Oh and running the best damn fantasy baseball website on the information superhighway!

    • Steve says:
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      @B.o.B, You forgot the world-famous advertising agency.

      • B.o.B says:
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        @Steve, and a freakin color…the man has a freakin color named after him!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Thanks, friend!

  67. chata says:
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    chris perez must be feeling pretty good about himself and
    the tribe’s chances this year .

  68. Steve says:
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    Tell me that’s not Manny Corpas who’s just come into the game in Milwaukee.

    He could be closing for the Cubs by month’s end.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… You can’t keep a good Corpas down…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, He has to have a better shot than Marmol.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Prolly true…

  69. Prezii says:
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    Cahill against his former (oak) or fiers (SD)??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cahill

  70. chata says:
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    placido’s being a prick

    • chata says:
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      check that .

      it was chooch !

      what was that ?
      a 14 pitch walk ??

      • chata says:
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        kenley prevails .
        but not without difficulty .

  71. Steve says:
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    I think the A’s need to play the Padres in interleague play, so we can hear the broadcasters describing the action when Dale Thayer is pitching to Seth Smith.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s awesome…

  72. Steve says:
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    I heart Brandon Morrow.

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, Nooooooo!!!! Sonavabenched in one league!

      • Steve says:
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        @Steve, And I lost 4.5 pts in that league today. Waaahhhhhh!!!

  73. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    3rd shutout for Morrow this season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

    • Prezii says:
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      @VinWins, a going away present for my team.. you can suck now brandon!!

  74. potus says:
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    G jones or Boesch ? ? ?

    -YHL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Boesch

  75. Wilsonian says:
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    Despite Norris’ 12 Ks tonight, are we dropping him for Samardzijihad or should I drop Scherzer or the dead body of Storen?

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Wilsonian, have Hanrahan, Soriano and Reed as my closers now, FYI.

      • Long Bawls says:
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        @Wilsonian, Slightly prefer him, but gotta believe Samakandspellhisname will tire in the midterm, while Tubby Norris will continue doing what he does: strike out a lot of guys without winning. Plus maybe they’ll finally get the right med cocktail and the Scherzerphrenia will end, so I dunno about dropping Max. It looks like you have enough in the way of closers to contend, so I’d drop Storen.

        • Wilsonian says:
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          @Long Bawls, Ha. Good point. I’m losing Storen. I’ve got 5 guys for 2 DL spots as it is.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Scherzer…

  76. Wilsonian says:
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    Michael Young just dropped. Any value in an 8 Teamer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think so…

  77. Long Bawls says:
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    It’s Dr. Morrow’s island; we’re all just visitors.

    I’ve already got Uggla at 2B and am a little light on speed. Does it make sense to offer Kipnis for Trout, or is caviar for kreplach? Or kippers for trout?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Trout…

  78. Long Bawls says:
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    Carp, Trout and Conger in the same game.

    Jonah Hill, visibly agitated, mumbling to himself: “Be cool, man. A whale is not a fish.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  79. Wilsonian says:
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    Rasmus or Cespedes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cespedes

  80. knighttown says:
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    Man I was excited about the prospects of all 6 of my starters going at home on Tuesday and Wednesday this week. And all with pretty good matchups. My results?

    -Paulino->crippled
    -Scherzer->10.38 ERA
    -Gallardo-> 7.50 ERA
    -Anibal-> 9.45 ERA
    -J-Zimm-> 3.00 ERA
    -J. Johnson-> sat versus the Braves after the pounding they put on Anibal. 2.35 ERA and 9 K’s

    So I got 26 IP (already over pace), zero wins, 7.20 ERA, one Sum’vabench and one injury.

    Also sat Blanco the last two days for Brennan Boesch. Blanco goes 5/10 with a homer, 4 runs and a couple ribbies. Boesch goes 1/9 with a run.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch

  81. Steve says:
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    Come on Howie, you’re not long for my team…

  82. Steve says:
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    Saunders. Just can’t stop hitting.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I kinda wish he would… Rudy!

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Never!

        Rudy has him in the RCL?

  83. Carnac says:
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    Trying to trade some SP for RP. I’m in a bad place with saves (h2h). I’ve been offered, assuming he’s starting the conversation, Zimm for Bell. Channeling my inner SoCal, “as if!” see a couple options that might work in my favor or should I just hold fast? Help me Obi Wan, you’re my only hope.

    Him: Chapman, Bell, Papelbon, Soriano

    Me: Zimmermann, Peavy, Milone, Wainwright, Gallardo, Dempster, E Jackson, Anibal. (RP: Casilla, Russell, Downs)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jackson for Bell…

      • Carnac says:
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        @Grey, Thanks. Based on the guy/league, I suspect he’ll reject, but I’ll go from there.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Write the trade on an index card and hold it up to your head…

  84. Hats for Bats says:
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    thought i’d submit a new word for the glossary –

    Russian Roullette – starting a guy like Liriano is like playing Russian Roullette with your K, ERA and WHIP. Your team is dead by the 5th inning or the other guy is blown away

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Not bad, will run it by Rudy…

  85. Steve says:
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    Oh man. Goldschmidt just sitting on the wire in my 12-team H2H league. But with the roster below, do I have room?

    C Mauer
    1B Konerko
    2B Kendrick (KJ after trade goes through)
    3B Youk (A-Ram coming in trade, Longo on DL)
    SS Ever-Cab
    LF CQ
    CF CarGo
    RF Bruuuuuce
    Util Rasmus

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, no room…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Eh – grabbed him anyway. Dropped a streamer. In case Konerko’s injury lingers.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha…

  86. NyJacobs says:
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    Grey:
    What 2 do w/Jaime Garcia? hold/drop? If Drop, who would you add in a 10 Team Roto already have Gallardo, Shields, C. Wilson, Romero, Scherzer, Colby Lewis and stashing Bauer.

    Available : zambrano, burnett, doubront, niese, ubaldo, cahill, matusz, bailey kuroda – are available?

    Could use qs, wins and more ks.

    2nd question- do you trust michael saunders? would you drop rickie weeks for him? I have kelly johnson and kendrick at 2nd and have braun, fowler, bourn, c. young and stubbs in outfield already. Dealing with a few slumping players getting frustrated.

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Z over him…

  87. Hola grey -

    14 team, deep mixed 6×6 with OPS, redraft league.

    Eric Aybar just became available. Would you drop Alcides Escobar for him?

    Gotta assume he starts hitting shortly, right?

    Please advise. Gracias…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold for now…

  88. nick m. says:
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    I’ve got Craig as my 2B. Is Utley, who was dropped, worth a stash in 12 team H2H? Assuming Utley can make it back around All-Star break, do you see him being a top 8-ish 2B ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t… Talk about him on the podcast…

  89. ThE sHiT says:
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    @Grey: Morrow or Pettitte?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morrow

  90. Xuan says:
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    Great podcast guys, listen to it every week. As to Johan Santana someone said on the podcast he’s more of a “3.5 ERA guy with good WHIP.” Thing is, he’s never had a ERA over 3.33 in any season in his career besides the first 2 (where he had 9 starts total). He has a career 3.08 ERA and his highest was 3.33 in 2007, his next highest was 3.13 in 2009. He’s been great fantasy this year because of resurgence of SO’s, but he’s always been elite in the ERA department.

  91. Xuan says:
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    Chase Utley has degenerative arthritis in his knees, for which there is no cure for. When you have Degenerative arthritis the only thing to do is rest and rehab.

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