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Maybe you heard this one before?  Yeah, of course you did.  As Fran Drescher would tell you, it’s not whining, I’m nasally.  In this very special episode of the Razzball Podcast, we have no guests.  I know, bummer.  Well, I asked you people to bother The Rasmus Girl on Twitter to get her to come on the show, but I think she ignored our pleas.  Ugh, it’s high school all over again.  Rudy does talk about some prospects like Wil Myers, Mike Olt and Danny Hultzen.  He’s also in a pizza coma so the energy is low.  That’s all right, I had six cups of coffee mainlined into my veins prior to the show for both of us.  At one point, I’m levitating from all the coffee I drank yesterday.  But, well, you can’t hear that.  Cause I’m zen, snitches!  Anyway, here’s the Razzball Podcast, now with more levitating:

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313 Responses

  1. Iron Mike says:
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    Grey, can’t wait to listen to the podcast.

    We were just discussing catchers….

    You said McCann was your number one buy low catcher. He did have a poor second half last year, I hope he can bounce back. Would Carlos Santana be right behind him as a buy low option?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I’d buy low on him too…

  2. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    watching the reds and they just said that Voto has only came to bat with a runner in scoring position 57 times this year,imagine if they had a 1 or 2 hitter with on base skills

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dusty doesn’t believe in OBP. We discuss a crazy fact about Votto on the podcast…

    • Tony says:
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      @AL KOHOLIC, thats pretty wild, i was watching that same reds game, did you see when votto ya yo’d into that pitch with 2 on and they were down 3 (at the time) and the announcer went nuts, the crowd goes nuts, then the OF’er reels it in right in front of the wall, ahahahhaha, i was like YESS!!!! then NOOOO!

      The reds do need to do something about their leadoff and 2 holes OBP, billy hamilton? he’s fast but I have a feeling he’s not gonna hang at the major league level, who knows….

  3. Mike says:
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    Great podcast, as usual!

    Was offered Ellsbury (upon return) if I gave up Cliff Lee. Too much to give up?

    I’m hoping to talk him into either Bumgarner or Gio instead…

    Thoughts?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d give up Lee before Bum or Gio…

  4. El_Hombre says:
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    Thinking about adding Quintana or Hultzen, likely dropping Romero(getting shelled as i type). heres my staff:

    Lester
    Romero
    Dickey
    Peavy
    Dempster (DL)
    Marcum (DL)
    Kimbrel
    Jim Johnson
    Kenley Jansen
    Trevor Bauer
    Brandon Morrow (DL)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Quintana

  5. Joel says:
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    What’s up with the early starts?

    Also, with Ellsbury and possibly Ryan Howard coming back, I need to bench/dump either Rajai Davis or B.J. Upton. The lesser Upton has been horrendous lately and I need steals. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They’re not coming back for a few weeks, no reason to decide now…

  6. BASH says:
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    Petitte knocked out of 5th with injury from comebacker to lower leg.

    Would this classify as a SONOVABENCH ??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @BASH, that’s just a sonuvbitch…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Wilsonian, er, sonuvabitch. Sonuvbitch makes me sound like I’m Russian.

        • BASH says:
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          @Wilsonian, LOL SUN UV BITCH, give the man his money

        • BASH says:
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          @Wilsonian, fractured ankle to miss 6 weeks at least, i thought he was taking his BONIVA ??

  7. Wilsonian says:
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    Yooooooouuuuuukkkkk showing up today in Minny Soda…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s Minny Pop…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, where I come from, we call it “soda”. Pop is your dad. HA!

        • chata says:
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          @Wilsonian,

          tonic

  8. Steven says:
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    Grey-

    Youkilis is having nice 3-4 game so far in Chicago. With a hit in all 3 games. Would you drop Headley for Youkilis?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would

  9. Wilsonian says:
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    Rios with another jack…still hang on to Reddick over him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Switch it up…

  10. EK says:
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    Pls rank at 2B H2H pts:
    Seager (9 games played at 2B)
    K. Johnson
    Infante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Johnson, Seager

  11. El Famous Burrito says:
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    Well here’s a conundrum for you, Grey….

    Trade Krispie Young for Ryan Zimmerman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Krispie

  12. Horse says:
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    Which side:

    Casilla / Krispie or Stubbs

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stubbs

  13. OaktownSteve says:
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    I would have liked to hear The Cult circa 1988 cover the theme song.

  14. Nico says:
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    Time to drop Romero (8 ER in 3 IP, another poor outing today)? Pick up Cahill, Quintana, Gee, or Diamond?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gee

  15. mauledbypandas says:
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    Lestah is fahkin killin me. wicked awful

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Feckin’ ahful…

  16. potus says:
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    Aaron Cook has starts in SEA(Noesi) & then OAK(Griffin) for a 2 start week. Am I loco for even thinking about it? K’s are not a category.

    Talk me off the ledge please.

    -YHL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kinda

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      For the country, back away from the ledge.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Better?

      • potus says:
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        @Grey, Much appreciated. My SS detail was busy ‘raiding’ a threatening massage parlor downtown. The NSA reportedly was ‘tipped off’ to some foreign women wearing masks and saying “spank the president! spank the president” in broken English. Not sure what will come of it but you are always here for me Grey.

        Peace

        -YHL

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @potus, I saw some of your SS detail Punk’d Drake. Good stuff!

  17. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    Daniel Murphy with 2, count ‘em 2 home runs today! That reminds me of the time the Phillies Steve “The Jet” Jeltz hit 2 HR’s in one game vs. Pittsburgh back in 1989 (Jeltz had 5 HR in his entire career!)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Drexel Hill Dragons, Ha… Nice callback…

  18. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    Samardzija just roofied your team with 9ER and crabs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @2 Cups 1 Braun, Not a roofie, but still ugly results…

  19. Wilsonian says:
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    Lester and Moore are killing me lately. Drop either of them for any of the following:

    Norris, Fister, Bills, Kuroda, Cahill, Quintana, Marcum (when healthy), Milone, Worley, Niese, Hughes?

    W, L, SV, Ks, ERA, WHIP, Ks/9

    Or just bench them until their collective heads are removed from their asses?

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Wilsonian, add Johnny Cash(ner) to the list.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, I wouldn’t drop them…

  20. Chillmodious says:
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    Wow. Samardzija. Just… wow. Eff him and eff Notre Dame–I knew I’d regret owning a guy who played for Charlie Weis.

    Who would you drop him for out of:

    Gee, Cashner, Burton, Perkins

    Would you kindly rank your 1 and 2 from this group (equal need for a starter/closer)? Thank you.

    • Chillmodious says:
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      @Chillmodious, Bud Norris is also an option, so add him to that list also. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chillmodious, Gee, Norris…Burton if you need saves…

  21. JLeigh says:
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    Grey, awesome stuff as always, I know you said you’d sit Fister tonight. Would you stay the same course if you were up 2.1 to 12.3 in ERA and .98 to 2.1 in WHIP in 12 Team H2H w 10 start weekly limit? I also got McDonald, J Zimm, and Cahill goin tonight. (the other guy had Bell, Cobb, and Eovaldi’s blowups on Monday—pure joy that night)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JLeigh, Thanks! Nah, let him start…

      • JLeigh says:
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        @Grey, Thanks! As it turns out I have to sit one tonight anyways, because I have Bauer, C Lee, Liriano (gotta do it), and Gallardo still. Cahill over Fister right?

  22. Ian says:
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    Tried to fleece a Cubs fan…did I succeed (non-keeper league)?

    I gave Rizzo and Carlos Gonzalez

    I received Prince, Aroldis and Wilhelmsen.

    Obviously it’s tough to evaluate without seeing our teams, but in a vacuum I think I did well. If Rizzo tears it up, I’ll be regretting this for sure!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ian, Looks decent if you needed saves…

    • beardcrabs says:
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      @Ian, rizzo for 2 closers is a pretty good return i would say… cargo and prince is pretty much a wash…

  23. Jake says:
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    With Carlos Santana scuffling badly in AVG for the 2nd straight year, and taking a step back in power…

    Is it worth trading Jesus Montero and BJ Upton for Carlos Santana? I can only play 3 OF and 1 UTIL, and Upton is on my bench seemingly every other day.

    • Jake says:
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      @Jake,

      Forgot to mention that it’s a 3 year/15 keeper/12 team league…and all the players involved are keepable at no draft pick cost, etc.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jake, I’d take Montero…

  24. Wilsonian says:
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    Damn, Soriano looking like a chode out there right now.

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Wilsonian, think it’s getting close to Robertson time in NYY…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Wilsonian, Eh, probably not yet…

  25. chata says:
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    yankees lose c.c. and pettitte ?
    that should make the east a bit interesting .

    still hope for the O’s , yet .

    • chata says:
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      blue jays should have signed darvish .

  26. Prezii says:
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    Itssss a razzballl podcasttttt! Before i go.. i must say, lincecum is looking SHARP! Possibly the best ive seen him all year. Thats not sayin much but damn, get it goin timmy! By the time i finish the podcast he’ll have given up 5ER in the 4th… Lincecums version of KAZAAM!

    • Chillmodious says:
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      @Prezii, Have you checked his day/night splits? I have not, but would venture to say that his disastrous innings all occur after 4:20pm local time. Frankly, it would make perfect sense.

      • Prezii says:
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        @Chillmodious, whattt!? Hahaha you mean BEFORE 4:20! Hes gotta get high to pitch well!! Lol

        On a serious note… Lincecum hates the heat. His best games are when its cold out and that pretty horse hair of his is blowin in the wind..

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Chillmodious, HA!

  27. supra says:
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    This is some bullshit… just asked this morning about Gee or Cashner to replace CC… now Pettitte, unreal for my squad and as a Yanks fan.

    Gee fuckin’ whiz.

    • Prezii says:
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      @supra, see definition of “fanny picks”.. get over it and go polish your rings.

      • supra says:
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        @Prezii, ha… my rings are shiny as ever.

        Eh, its more that this season has been a pitching nightmare in general. Halladay, CC, Lilly, Duffy, Guerra, Paulino, J.Garcia, Pettitte, Buchholz… and Bell. All on one squad. That’s nuts, no?

        Every replacement I acquire goes down too… Cashner, Gee are next. Be warned peeps.

        • Prezii says:
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          @supra, damn, that is some bad fuckin luck… I have CC as well so im feelin the pain there. Right now on my roster i have 6 DL/NA… And 5 available starters.. granted norris, bauer, hellickson will all be back soon but damn.. more benchies that starties is no bueno… All i see is red when i look at my staff. Hmmmm..

  28. Jose Quintana – any value here

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mr Baseball, In your deep league, yeah…

  29. moses says:
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    would you trade CJ Wilson and Sale to get Kershaw in return?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @moses, No

  30. JD says:
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    Grey man – I have Utley and Bauer and looking to use both to upgrade. Think offering the pair for Ellsbury is wise and/or realistic?

    • beardcrabs says:
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      @JD, i don’t think the dude/or dudet would appreciate getting offered two waiver wire pick ups for his first round pick…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JD, Not realistic

  31. Horse says:
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    Does Puma have any value? Would he be a guy to try to target for a discount? Think I saw he is back in a month or so.

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Horse, I wouldn’t target him…

  32. LagunaBobbyI says:
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    @Grey….please rank Youk, C Davis, Middlebrooks…..also Fowler or Viciedo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @LagunaBobbyI, Middlebrooks, Youk… Fowler

  33. Watson says:
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    Guy who just lost Pettitte, Marcum and Hudson wants to offer me Tex for a SP. Which of these guys should I offer if any?
    Gio
    Greinke
    Cain

    Thanks

    • chata says:
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      @Watson,

      if he’s ahead of you in the standings , tell him to go pound sand .

      • Watson says:
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        @chata, I’m in first right now using smoke and mirrors. Last in HR and TB.

    • beardcrabs says:
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      maybe greinke… thats a tough one yo…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Watson, Any of them are fair… I kinda agree with Chata…

  34. Eddy says:
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    Grey,

    Would you choose Noesi v. TEX (Noesi has good ratios in Safeco)

    or

    Chris Young v. LAD who just lost Ethier (and obviously no Kemp)

    • Eddy says:
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      @Eddy, It was against, BOS with Noesi. But regardless, I think writing it out answered it.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Eddy, Young

  35. Hooverville says:
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    Two impressively bad pitching performances today!
    Samardzjetc:
    4.1 IP, 9 ER, 1K

    Casey Coleman:
    1.2 IP, 7 ER, 1K

    That goes well following the Peg Boy post from yesterday. Good year to be a Cubs pitcher not named Dempster

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hooverville, Yup… Total peg boys…

  36. Millwood leaves with a groin injury, DL likely… Hultzen time?

    • Prezii says:
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      @EL Burro, doubtfully but ill hope with you…

      • @Prezii, he got shelled in his AAA start, but dare to dream!

  37. RTP says:
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    Morneau or Ike Davis rest of the way?

    • RTP says:
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      If u can add Rizzo into that mix….. ROS Rizzo, Ike, or Morneau?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RTP, Rizzo

  38. B.o.B says:
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    Is it crazy to start Zimmerman(n) @ Col and/or Oswalt home vs. Det?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @B.o.B, Yeah

  39. Mzyptlk says:
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    Sale for Starlin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mzyptlk, Castro

  40. smegma says:
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    With Pettitte out I need to pick up a 2 start streamer for next week and the ww is pretty picked over:

    Freddy Garcia: worth picking up with NYY’s SP issues?
    Dice-K: walking less but still throwing a lot of pitches
    L.Harrell

    or pickup one of these guys:
    Liriano
    Westbrook

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @smegma, Westbrook

  41. my name is kendrys says:
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    Great podcast!

    Who wins in a deep bench, 10-team roto keeper league:

    Jordan Zimmerman for de Aza and Kimbrel

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @my name is kendrys, Thanks! Zimmermann

  42. 240p says:
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    14 team keeper, 1600 IP. Need to fill the void left by Marcum for a few weeks, had been carrying an extra hitter but want to grab one of the very few guys left before the Pettite/Sabathia injury guys snap them up. Rank: Andrew Cashner, Michael Fiers, AJ Griffin. After those its a steep curve down with Tommy Milone, Travis Wood, and Scott Diamond. Then a drop off the cliff to the Bruce Chens and Gavin Floyds and Jair Jurrgens of the world.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @240p, Milone, Cashner, Fiers

  43. Jon says:
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    Hey Grey, think I need to a starter with Pettitte going down. Some options (none great):

    Minor, Hughes, Zambrano, Smyly, Porcello, Arrieta, Chen, Furbush, Richard, Blanton, Harang, Hochevar, Blanton, Estrada, Fiers

    Would you lose Cobb to add any 2 of those?

    • Jon says:
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      Cashner is available, too

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon, Hughes

  44. Joe says:
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    10 team keeper, 5×5, OBP and I’m in talks to trade for Bautista. Here’s sort of what we hashed out:

    Bautista/Valverde/Johan for Moustakas/Jennings/B. Myers/Pitcher X where pitcher x will probably be one of King Felix, Bumgarner, Sale, McDonald.

    No way that’s too much for Bautista, right? And which pitchers would be best to give up? McDonald/Sale my best options?

    Just in case, here’s my roster: McCann, Uggla, Hosmer, Beltre, Lowrie, J Upton, Harper, McCutchen, Jennings, Heyward, Crawford (DL), Ike, Moustakas
    Felix, Sale, Bumgarner, McDonald, Niese, Cahill, Fister, Scherzer, Carpenter (DL), Myers, Putz, Nathan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe, Sounds fair… Give Sale…

      • Joe says:
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        @Grey, Thanks for the reply! Looks like this one turned into me sending Moustakas/Sale/Cahill/Myers for Bautista/Valverde/Lester.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s Moose/Sale for Bats/Lester… Sounds decent…

  45. Prezii says:
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    Stanton in the home run derby.. get your popcorn!

    • chata says:
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      @Prezii,

      kemp has been “cleared” to participate in the home run derby .
      don’t think that’s going to ‘fly’ with mattingly , though .

  46. Steve says:
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    Yikes. Just saw on Twitter (kinda second or third hand, but still) that Hudson has a 100% tear of his UCL…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Yeah, he’s done for a while…

  47. later tater says:
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    hi grey

    please pick a pitcher for tomorrow

    jurrjens v arizona
    morales v sea (at sea)
    cashner vs astros (at houston)

    any use in holding any of them beyond a spot start?

    thanks as always

    • Steve says:
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      @later tater, I grabbed Morales. Up against Felix but it’s Seattle in that park…

      • later tater says:
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        @Steve, that’s how i’m leaning, but is it worth getting cashner (or jurrjens – uggh) now before another team, maybe to keep him for a bit or flip him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @later tater, Morales

  48. B.o.B says:
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    So today the baseball world lost CC, Ethier, D Hudson, Millwood and Pettitte to the DL…yikes

    • Poo Holes says:
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      @B.o.B, The fact that Kevin Millwood and Andy Pettitte are still relevant in 2012 baffles me. You knew they were bound to break/tear/injure something.

      • B.o.B says:
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        @Poo Holes, to defend Pettitte it was a line drive back at him, nothing to do with his age…could happen to anybody

        • Steve says:
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          @B.o.B, He’s so old his bones had decalcified!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @B.o.B, My fantasy SP is at half mast

  49. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    H2H league.

    1) Need a starter with RP eligibility to stick for the rest of the season and who I can rely on for both home and away starts.

    Cashner, Blackley, Fiers, Detwiler or Quintana?

    2) Please rank B Norris, Cahill, Buchholz, Masterson

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Shin-Soo Choo Choo, Detwiler…. You ranked them…

  50. chata says:
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    @ Grey :

    yep .
    talking about my A’s , again .

    anyhoo , this money-grubbing , jerk , billy beane with
    a) his cadre of young pitchers , and ,
    b) the same-old no-chance of winning anything ,
    must feel more like a fantasy baseballer , than a real owner , at this time .

    watching all of these SP’s go down (most recently c.c. and pettitte)
    must make him feel that same exhilaration an art dealer feels , after buying up a bunch of paintings from an up-and-coming artist only to see the guy croak before he can cash his check .

    • chata says:
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      hope ,
      a) he acts on the opportunity , and ,
      b) doesn’t stuff the money in his pocket .

      fat chance .
      i know .

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @chata, Unfortunately Jack Zduriencik has made the Yanks gun shy by sticking them with Pineda.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, Ha! Not sure pitcher’s value goes up though…

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey, I think chata’s metaphor needs a little tune up.

        I’d say it’s like you’re forced to wander in the desert with a guy who’s travelling with two camels laden with water supply and a full harem while you have nothing but 5 canteens. Suddenly the water bags on the camels all spring leaks simultaneously. So you wait for a minute and then you start eyeballing a few members of the harem. The other guy looks at you then back at his leaking water supply and then back to you. At which point you hold up one of your canteens and say “it’s a little bit brackish….but let’s talk.”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @OaktownSteve, Gotta ride the whores that got you there.

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Grey, apropos of nothing, I’ve been trying for years to pioneer the phrase “jawing defeat from the snatch of victory” to no avail.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              It’s apropos of everything.

              • OaktownSteve says:
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                @Grey, having been at various times a Padres/Chargers/Clippers fan it’s been terrifically useful. Also delightfully crass.

  51. Jon says:
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    H2H keeper league: stash Pettitte or LoCain on the DL? Will Pettitte have much/any value when he comes back end of Aug/early Sept?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon, Not sure either player will have value… What’s the latest on Cain’s ETA?

      • Jon says:
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        @Grey, pretty sure he’s on a rehab assignment…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d go with Cain then… Pettitte’s pretty replaceable even if he returns at 100% at the end of August.

          • JD Hassett

            JD says:
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            @Grey, Cain played in Omaha tonight. Hit a home run.

  52. Martin says:
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    @grey- If you have no specific need (and have Butler at 1st) would you trade Fielder for King Felix and McCann or Mauer (Playing Jesus at C)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Martin, I wouldn’t

  53. Melvin Emanuel says:
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    @Grey

    …oops wrong thread

    Start Zimmerman @ COL in 10 team h2h standard league? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Melvin Emanuel, I’d sit him…

  54. B.o.B says:
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    Romo with the save instead of Casilla…and made it looked easy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Casilla has been used a lot recently…

      • B.o.B says:
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        @Grey, Well he’s Asian so he might actually be 45

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          The Law of Pat Morita is 42, I believe…

          • Tony says:
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            @Grey, yep i love that i’ve had romo in my line up forever, all year basically, and i just acquired Aroldis, we have a limited number of RP/P spots in this league so i sub aroldis in for romo, and of course after no saves in 21 days ROMO gets a save….. i love how fantasy baseball works.

  55. Jason says:
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    Altuve, Kendrick, Hill, Beckham or Espinosa?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hill, Altuve, Espinosa

  56. chata says:
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    @ Grey :

    listening to the pod-cast .
    you’d pick strasburg above cueto but below dickey ?

    sounds ballsy .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      And punny on you… Yeah, he’s gonna have an IP cap…

  57. Terrence Mann says:
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    If anyone wants a few good laughs, check out the Rockies page on fb. Today, they asked fans if they could guess tonight’s starter. Talk about a pissed off fan base…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! Oh, what a mess.

  58. Steve says:
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    Standing firm. Not starting J-Zimm.

    That may, however, encourage others to start him…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Steve MAGIC!

  59. Steve says:
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    Utley. For goodness sake.

    • mauledbypandas says:
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      @Steve, somehow I just knew that was going to happen.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Saving the goodness…

  60. Mike says:
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    Cuddyer or tori hunter ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cuddyer

  61. Steve says:
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    Oh Cahill. Please not today.

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, Double-play, please.

  62. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    Is Rizzo for Matt Moore equitable?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, it is….

  63. Sagnof Specialist says:
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    a)12 team league—is Danny Hultzen still worth holding onto?

    b) drop Hultzen for Cashner, Detwiler, Morales, or Quintana?

    c) pls rank them ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Detwiler, Cashner, Hultzen

  64. Tm says:
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    Streamed Parker today!
    Would u start Him next Monday at home v boston?
    I also have Lester and he also is pitching same day
    Which one do u start?
    I have a 200 start limit do don’t like to waste a chance for a win

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start him at home against anyone…. I’d start both….

  65. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    just got offered Bryce for Anibal in 12 team

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take it….

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey, I figured, already accepted, at least I will have white Lebron on E$PN every night…..ooooooooooooooh how exciting

        • Tony says:
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          @Jack Full of Hate, white lebron i like that LOL

  66. TheNewGuy says:
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    Tiny Tim is BACK.

    Dang!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      About time….

  67. Son of a Beachy says:
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    Looking forward to another great podcast guys. Haven’t listened to it yet, but will fire it up here soon. Anywho, onto the real matter at hand:

    7×6 14 team h2h keeper league, keep 14 indefinitely…TB/OBP/L added. Got offered Granderson/Smyly for Felix/Cashner…on a team that is lacking in HRs and the biggest power hitting OFs on the team are Duda/Ross…do you take this if you are going for it this year, and long-term, which side do you like?

    Thanks again, and keep the podcasts coming…always have something to look forward to mid-week!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cool… Trade’s fair… Bit lot to lose F-Her forever….

      • Son of a Beachy says:
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        @Grey, Thanks homeslice! Got a couple other offers that rolled in…Ortiz/Capuano for Felix, and Trumbo for Felix…which out of these 3 entices you the most?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Son of a Beachy, Why are you trading away one of the top 5 best pitchers in the game that you can keep forever?

          • Son of a Beachy says:
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            @Grey, I might have Trading ADD… that, and I made a rather sizable sidebet with one of my leaguemates on who finishes higher… And need some more power to catch him after Albert torched my W/L to begin the year :l

            To answer your question, I have no clue!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Okay, then don’t trade F-Her in an indefinite keeper…

              • Son of a Beachy says:
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                @Grey, Thanks Grey! I got a little jumpy, glad you talked me off the edge.

  68. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    being an old fart and all,im not up to date on modert tech like podcast,but i had my better half set me up to listen to yours today,good job,you guys sound younger than i was thinking but great work

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Thanks!

  69. Steve says:
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    Is the Plouffe party over for now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looking that way…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, And he’s off tomorrow. Need a fill-in 3B.

        Nelson v WAS (E-Jax) or Johnson v SD (Cash)?

        Nelson, right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, Nelson

  70. TheNewGuy says:
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    What, no more Interleague left this year already???

    Moobs needs one more game to get 1B eligablility!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… I know…

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @Grey, Unbelievable…and the jerks on ESPN have the nerve to say he makes for a great CI option this week….um what?? CI, no he isn’t you fuckwits!

        Geez that sucks….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @TheNewGuy, They suck.

  71. K!cks says:
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    Trade my Reddick for Rollins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  72. KarlJ says:
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    Grey,
    with my OF being kind of banged up I just traded Jordan Zimmerman for Colby Rasmus. Thumbs up or thumbs down?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair…..

  73. crock says:
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    Been negoiating for cliff lee for a couple of days. Would giving up Moustakas and Matt Moore be too much for Lee?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, slightly in Moose’s favor, depends who’s going to fill in for him…

      • crock says:
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        @Grey, Moose would be filled in for by gordon. Or i can trade gordon/lincecum for lee/jay/storen. We count holds.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @crock, At what? UTIL? Then take Lee, not with that Storen/Jay mess…

          • crock says:
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            @Grey, Yeah at utl. I have lawrie at 3b.

  74. Trevor

    Tggq21 says:
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    Grey, BnY

    What are your thoughts on Utley?? Fluke HR or could he have the stuff this year. Reason is, before the game I traded for Matt Harrison. I have Pedroia t second so that’s why I initiated the trade. Maybe I should have waited to see if his stock went up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      BnY… I’m not buying Utley off of one homer…

      • Trevor

        tggq21 says:
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        @Grey, thanks! So do you think I did good on that trade then? It was either Scott Diamond or Matt Harrison ha!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, trade’s fine…

  75. Steve says:
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    Can that prick Pierre please stop grounding into a fielder’s choice every time Rollins gets aboard?

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, Yeah, of course. Now HE steals second.

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @Steve, ffs typical…lol. A stolen steal right there.

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @Steve, Not been running as much this year J-Roll, old legs taking their toll. Dudes been on fire in the power dept recently though.

      One of those years I have good SS in all my leagues but uber crappy 2B (weeks bros take note).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s one of the more annoying plays…

  76. Joel says:
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    Grey: I can trade Bryce Harper (a five year keeper) and aramis ramirez for middlebrooks (also a 5 year keeper) and Joey Bats (not keepable). We can only kep one 5 year guy, and I also have Rizzo. So, is the choice between Rizzo and Middle3brooks that much worse than Harper, so I shouldn’t do the deal? Or, should I pull the trigger? THANKS!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  77. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Ervin, Hochevar, Quintana or Friers? I don’t like any of them but its what I’m working with.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fiers, Quintana

  78. Steve says:
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    As Cahill limps along, having to REALLY fight the urge to start J-Zimm…

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @Steve, I’d roll him out there, you’re gonna get a win and K’s after all.

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, Oh. I don’t have a spot to put him in.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t have Cahill anymore but I can still empathize…

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, Look at J-Zimm getting the run support. FFS.

      Oh, and if O’Flaherty could get clobbered here too, that would be cool.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Sure, it’s not ending a shutout…

  79. Steve says:
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    Jesus. Cahill just terrible tonight.

  80. Steve says:
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    Fuck you Cahill.

  81. TheNewGuy says:
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    3/4 Trout but no steal? Im ashamed in you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout’s afraid of being caught.

      • chata says:
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        @Grey,

        now , who’s punny ?

  82. Steve says:
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    Sorry Oswalt owners, but I now need him to get smashed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It works for me…

  83. chunk says:
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    I feel like Howards value may be peaking, what’s the worst OF you would take for him? How about SP?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Melky-ish… Maybe Darvish?

  84. herschel says:
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    @Grey: non-keeper roto, need sp help, my rasmus/oswalt/rosario for darvish/chooch? would replace rasmus (dh) with one of cespedes/middlebrooks/rizzo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair…

  85. TheNewGuy says:
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    Wow Rasmus just got dealt for Gio in my league…everyone real on board the Rasmus-train all of a sudden. Hope it continues as I have him in a league, but thats crazy id much rather have Gio.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, would prefer Gio there by a decent amount…

  86. Poo Holes says:
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    Good ol’ ticker tease…Angels are up 11-1 in the 7th and Poo Holes is 0/1 with a run scored.

    Good ol’ sonovabench…Angels are up 11-1 in the 7th and Kendrys “don’t call me Kendry” Morales is 2/4 with 3 RBI.

    However, I did start Trout in two leagues! What she order? Trout filet!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! Nice…

  87. TheNewGuy says:
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    Zimmerman 2 in 2 days…dudes heating up!

    1st homer ive had in my lineup from him all year!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Yeah, you’re welcome for me dropping him…

  88. Poo Holes says:
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    Most importantly, KRISPIE LIVES!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      And you’re welcome for me dropping him too… FMFBBL

      • Poo Holes says:
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        @Grey, Who’d you drop him for? Or would you rather not answer that…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Eh, it doesn’t matter… I was just dropping him to get him off my team… Probably Hammel (Ouch!) or Lind (belch) or Parnell…

          • Poo Holes says:
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            @Grey, Streamed Hammel so I feel you pain on that one. Picked up Parnell in the league I have Frank Frank. You couldn’t pay me to pick up Lind, I’ve never owned him and never will!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Good call… He’s my rosebud and I’m not sure that analogy makes sense… That’s a clown analogy bro!

              • Poo Holes says:
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                @Grey, HA!

  89. Steve says:
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    At least Oswalt is getting killed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He is indeed…

    • chata says:
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      @Steve,

      and ice is cold .

  90. jay says:
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    Hey grey which guy should i hold onto for a bench spot, Youkilis or Belt. I’m set at first base, but am using zimmerman at 3rd

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Belt

  91. Ronkonkoma says:
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    Where are all of Zimmermann’s K’s? He has had a pretty blah season so far…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, not sure… Might still be coming back…

  92. 6×6 (ops), 14 team, redraft

    Is there any hope for Delmon Young? Been holding him this long in my UTIL spot hoping for a turn around, but thinking now I drop the fat turkey for something leaner, quicker, meaner. Got Lind and Puma on bench, which ill plug in when healthy/ conveneient. In interim, Looking at punting Delmon for either:

    Aoki
    Blanco

    Or go different direction and snag Betemit?

    Thoughts?

    Who you like

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go with the hot Aoki for now…

      • @Grey, I haven’t watched much Brew Crew, but assuming he’s got the full time gig, right? Or is he time sharing?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s playing every day and hitting…

  93. Derrick says:
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    Rasmus and Matt Moore for Sabathia. Which side?

    Thank you so much for answering all these questions.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      CC but it’s close because of the injury… No problem…

  94. Abdoozy says:
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    Whoa.. Clayton Richard throws a CG two hitter.. And loses.

    Welcome to San Diego.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  95. Rick Dempsey says:
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    @Grey: could you tell me why jose reyes’ stats are so pedestrian?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure, man needs to run… Park’s not helping his power that’s for sure…

      • chata says:
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        @Grey,

        and he’s had so much of that .

    • Abdoozy says:
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      @Rick Dempsey, For a pedestrian, his walk rate is pretty low.

  96. NyJacobs says:
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    kelly johnson or neil walker rotw

    chris young or codi ross rotw

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Johnson, Ross…

  97. nightpandas says:
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    need pitching and have 2 second basemen. Kinsler and Altuve. Can I get Anibal for Altuve?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, you should…

  98. Chillmodious says:
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    Grey, which 2 of the following 4 would you throw tomorrow:

    Jurrjens, Detwiler, Cashner, Keuchel

    (ERA not a factor this week after Samardzija Cleveland-steamed me today)

    • Chillmodious says:
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      @Chillmodious, Matchups are: Jurrjens vs. Arizona, Detwier @ Coors, Cash @Houston, Keuchel vs. San Diego

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Actually, go Keuchel and Cashner…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Detwiler, Cashner

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sorry, no… Go Detwiler and Cashner…

      • Howard says:
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        @Grey, Never feed a HodgPadre outside of Petco? Ah well it’s the ‘Stros!

  99. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    What is it I’m not supposed to be expecting from Utley, again? Wait, don’t tell me… just let me enjoy today.

    Be the dub, just pulled this nugget off of the Survivor: Phillipines Wikipedia page:

    “There are rumors that former major league baseball player Jeff Kent is one of the contestants.”

    If they can land Barry Bonds, that’ll make for some epic Tribals.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, someone mentioned Kent the other day, I’m psyched… Can’t wait until a girl beats him in a challenge…

      • Chillmodious says:
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        @Grey, I hope he sticks around long enough that we get to see him groom his ‘stache on national tv. He’s going to crumple like Andy Pettitte’s fibula. (Too soon?)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Chillmodious, Ha… Can’t wait to see him cry when Barry Bonds is his family member who shows up to see him…

  100. nightpandas says:
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    Fiers. Marquis, Floyd or Samardzjia over Bailey or Cobb? looking for K and K/9 as well as ERA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fiers over Bailey…

  101. Steve says:
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    Well, better than J-Zimm getting clobbered I suppose #stillannoyed

  102. nightpandas says:
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    keeper league (keep 7, 15 teams), need pitching

    trade Pujols for Lincecum and Darvish? Have Rizzo and Belt to play 1B. Or go Tex and one of the pitchers…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair, I’d prefer one ace then two guys that have had their struggles…

  103. Took over last place team – I can’t turn it around man – free agent market is weak man – what would you do here man – everyone wants
    Austin Jackson – would you deal him and if so – would you want another hitter or another pitcher or a combo deal 2 for 1
    some of the teams have like 7 tops players on their rosters in this league

    keeper league – keep 10 players – took over last place team at end of last year
    and its still last place teamRoster Positions: C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, LF, CF, RF, Util, SP, SP, RP, RP, P, P, P, P, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, DL, DL
    Batters Stat Categories: Runs (R), Doubles (2B), Triples (3B), Home Runs (HR), Runs Batted In (RBI), Stolen Bases (SB), Batting Average (AVG), On-base + Slugging Percentage (OPS)
    Pitchers Stat Categories: Wins (W), Saves (SV), Strikeouts (K), Holds (HLD), Earned Run Average (ERA), (Walks + Hits)/ Innings Pitched (WHIP), Strikeouts per Walk Ratio (K/BB), Quality Starts (QS)

    16 team deep roster teams

    CAT – Carlos Ruiz
    1B —–Ryan Howard
    2B——Jemile Weeks
    3B——-Kevin Youkilis
    SS——-Zack Cozart

    CF—–Austin Jackson
    LF——Michael Morse
    RR— ALLEN CRAIG

    util —-Dayan Viciedo
    bench —Tyler Colvin
    bench —Franklin Gutierrez
    bench – Tyler Moore
    bench -Chris Nelson
    bench — Victor Martinez

    Gio Gonzalez
    Max Scherzer
    Jake Westbrook
    Chris Young
    Travis Wood
    Michael Fiers
    Shelby Miller
    Drew Storen
    Brandon Beachy
    Cory Luebke

    • @Mr Baseball, I do like a challenge man

      • @Mr Baseball,- I was thinking like a combo of Yovani Gallardo and Paul Goldschmidt maybe or something like that – or maybe just hanging on

        • @Mr Baseball, Here is the offer Grey at the moment

          Dr. Van Nostrand Hindenburg Disaster famous 3 for 1 trade

          Paul Goldschmidt – not sure what you think of him now
          Tyler Clippard
          Trevor Cahill – I was thinking I want a better pitcher here and not taking a setup man/ closer – I am so confuse man
          for
          Austin Jackson

          or just hang out man and enjoy the view

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Mr Baseball, That offer’s not bad, it gets you younger at 1st but you need a better pitcher. Just one SP, don’t need Clippard, he won’t be closing next year…

          • chata says:
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            @Grey,

            i disagree , somewhat .
            keep clippard for the holds and vulture wins .

    • chata says:
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      @Mr Baseball,

      a) pray ryan howard comes back and hits a few bombs
      b) trade him to a contender that’s looking for infusion of HR’s and RBI
      d) commit to a youth movement . this team won’t contend next year .
      e) definitely gamble on some rookies (like this new cuban raftee , fuag (sp?)
      where the hell are you going with franklin gutierrez , anyway ?
      f) guys like fiers , viciedo , colvin , etc are not going to help you .
      g) try and acquire guys like profar , billy hamilton , christian yellich , bundy , all NA’s , ahead of time .
      h) plan to compete in 2013/14 .

  104. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    Figures… Mike G can’t get a Rockie (Rocky?) out until he faces my CarGo. If I end up with a ND after starting J-Z today, I will officially give up on the W category for the season.

    • chunk says:
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      @Awesomus Maximus, a J-Z win should be worth double

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Awesomus Maximus, You watch Real World?

      • Awesomus Maximus

        Awesomus Maximus says:
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        @Grey, Of course!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Awesomus Maximus, They’re just messing with the Tattoey right? I mean they don’t expect him to actually get along with people, he’s recovering drug addict in a high stress environment and he homicidal.

          • Awesomus Maximus

            Awesomus Maximus says:
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            @Grey, And the clincher… his peeve is messy bedrooms and kitchens.

            Hey, when Ginger asked, “Where are the Virgin Islands?” did the ugly blonde chick respond “Hawaii?” No DVR, so I couldn’t double check.

  105. chunk says:
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    Howard or Utley ROS, from an OPS perspective?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chunk, Utley

  106. chunk says:
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    Howard/J-Z for Utley/Halladay? close?

    • chunk says:
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      @chunk, a daquiri for your services, good sir. It’s been long enough

    • chunk says:
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      @chunk, Also, Excellent podcast, very efficient, ton of great content, you guys are getting much more comfortable (hardly any interruptions followed my awkward standoffs!). almost liked not having a guest (even though they have all been awesome), maybe guest shows could be a little longer so we don’t lose out on the stuff that matters!

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