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This week in Razzball Podcast entertainment we were joined by JB “Big Biscuit” Gilpin, who reviewed the film, 42.  JB majored in film in college, so he was very excited to get to finally use his degree.  Since I hold a Master of Fine Arts, I don’t critique the film.  I simply wear an all black spandex suit like I’m on Sprockets and smoke a cigarette from one of those really long cigarette holders.  I’m artistic, that’s the picture you should be getting here.  Nick emailed me saying, “JB’s mom texted me after to tell me JB only needs 471,902 reviews to pay off those student loans.”  Not totally sure how that works, since he wasn’t paid for this one.  Does he review 471,901 then is paid $36,000 for his final one?  Are the last six worth $6,000 apiece?  I’d like to know how this works.  Or would at least like to understand Nick’s joke.  Smokey also joined the Nickster and looked at some deep waiver wire adds, but since they both forgot to take their Adderall, it just became deep waiver wire ADD.  Finally, Rudy and I discuss some underperforming studs and whether Giancarlo will ever see another pitch in the strike zone.  Anyone who has abandoned Giancarlo in his time of need will be quarantined until he hits 20 homers in a month and then you will be sacrificed to the Giancarlo God.  Y’all have been warned!  Nick also told me to link to the Draft Kings contest thing again, so there’s that.  Anyway, here’s the Razzball podcast (now with 18% more Giancarlo denial by me):

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  1. arius says:
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    whats your take on Kubel,he is in the plus side of a kind of platoon,20-25 hrs still or droppable in rcl

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s on the DL, you can’t DL him? He’s a 22 homer guy with RBIs… Not crazy exciting…

      • arius says:
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        @Grey: thanks,been thinking that

    • Jordan says:
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      What happened to Brad Peacock, is he viable in a 12 team mixed?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        He’s a streamer…

  2. arius says:
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    whats your thoughts on Kubel ,isnt he in the plus side of a sort of platoon,worth keeping in rcl with another on dl

    • arius says:
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      @arius: sorry,doubled up on you

  3. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    any updates on “weather” the Rockies/Mets will play?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haven’t heard anything…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: on a different note, i will be going to the Troubadore on wed night, any good spots over there to eat?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Italian place two doors down isn’t bad, Mercato something… Ari-Ya down the street a half block is solid sushi… Depends on what you want and how close you want it to be…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: something quick and can be eaten on the go like tacos or kabobs, something with a street food feel

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You know where you have to go then… It starts with Zan ends with kou and rhymes with Mancoo…

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey: but I can go there in Pasadena anytime i want. I’ll probably end up at Astro Burger or something yawnstipating

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Astro Burger over Zankou? Who are you man? How about pizza? Joe’s on Sunset is solid…

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: true, I know whats going to happen, i’ll be running late because i have to drive my buddy and he will be a lagger, then after the show I will want to haul ass home because I got to get up and take the kid to school in the morning. F**k, I hate responsibility sometimes.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Sounds like you’re getting a bag of chips and a beer at the Troubadour…

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: I’ll drink a guiness, works as a meal replacement like a protein shake and a shot of tequila

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      There ya go!

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: thanks for the attempt to help. I feel old since my Hollywood days are from what seems like a life ago.

            • herschel says:
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              @Jack Full of Hate: theres a great taco place on santa monica a little further east of the troubador. its before fairfax. stays open late.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Benito’s?

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @herschel: is it served out of a roach coach, because that excites me. I haven’t been down there in like 7 years, i have no idea anymore.

                Might score some danger dogs?

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Ah… Never actually been there…

                    • herschel says:
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                      @Grey: i havent been in a while, but from what i remember, its pretty much everything you want in late night food…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Benito’s is also open 24/7… It’s solid for late night… Options aren’t that good in this city…

                • herschel says:
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                  @Jack Full of Hate: not sure exactly what qualifies as a danger dog, but oki dog on fairfax may fit the bill….great late night eats.

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @herschel: oh, a danger dog is the bacon wrapped dogs they sell on the carts when you get out of clubs/music venues. You are taking a big food poisoning risk with those, thats why they call them danger dogs.

                    • @Jack Full of Hate:

                      Regarding LA grub per the above, depending what time your show gets out, I would hit the El Chato Taco Truck (southwest corner of La Brea/ Olympic). About a 15-20 minute drive from Troubador. They start serving at 9pm. Tacos are $1, and fantastic. Id stick with carne asada, chicken and al pastor…They also sell the sugar heavy Mexican coca-cola, which are amazing…. If you don’t want to drive that far, go to Benitos on Fairfax/ Beverly. Carne Asada burrito and 3 rolled tacos should do the trick!

    • Eric W says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: the day game will probably get played as long as they got all the snow off the field from last night but the night game and tmrs game dont look promising at all. Source: my office window

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Eric W: my uncle says it doesnt look good

    • MattTruss223 says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: Game 1 first pitch delayed until 5pm EST. FYI. Doubt they get 2 games in with that start time…

  4. Bill_Buckner says:
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    Grey, would you rather have Edwin encarnacion or heyward ROS? Is it close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tomato-tomahto… Edwin…

  5. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Listening to the pod cast right now, did they really put a hip hop song in a period piece? That ruins it for me right now!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Far from the only problems with it…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: I would assume, I heard that John C. McGinley was real good with his voice work, any thoughts from the artsy fartsy critic?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          McGinley was solid, hardly on screen for longer than 3 minutes, so not like he’s worth the price of admission… It was hagiography at its worst… Felt like it should be an ESPN produced movie… My dead grandmother has more bite… Very straightforward with rousing music soaring after every five minute speech…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: This might sound cliche, but why does Hollywood take a good story and turn it into fluffed out cliches that has no appeal outside of the LCD’s. Just give me a little bit of soul!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              They probably figure it sells more tickets than doing anything that might ruffle feathers in any way…

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey: make me angry, make me loathe our past, piss me off and thats a movie

                • The Guru

                  The Guru says:
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                  I would have liked to see what a real director could have done with it. Someone like Spike Lee maybe? Or Tarrantino could have had Samuel L Jackson play Robinson with bad 70s music and ninjas.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Or Craig Robinson as Jackie.

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Grey: or denzel, “we didn’t land on Ebbetts field, Ebbetts field landed on US!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      HA!

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Grey: that gives me an idea for a movie, use all the black cliches used by cinema and make a mockery about some great civil rights event as a commentary about how little we have moved forward as a people.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Nice… Write it!

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Grey:
                      can I borrow your copy of how to write a treatment for dummies?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Done!

  6. shibboleth says:
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    Bud Norris is sitting on waivers. Wasn’t he a 200k threat last year? Worth a pickup in QS leagues? My pitching is, well..

    Rotation: Moore, Morrow, Garza, Fernandez, A. Sanchez, Gee, Bundy, Hughes (bid is in to replace Huges with Cingrani)

    Thanks as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d grab him over Gee…

  7. Frank Lynch says:
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    Sup Grey!! With J Upton coming to my team that makes 6 OF’s. Also Shelby Miller was my 3rd RP but he’s more a starter so that leaves me with 2 RP’s. Anyway do you think I should drop A OF like Gardner for A RP maybe like Mujivis? I see Cingrani is not owned but he’s a N/A. sorry just brought him up to see if he’s worthy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You should trade an outfielder… Gardner for Betancourt? If you need saves…

      • Frank Lynch says:
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        What I’d nobody wants to trade? Are one of those guys worth dropping Gardner for?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not really…

  8. Prezii says:
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    People are pretty sensitive around here lately.. no cryin in baseball i thought?

    142! :D

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      143!

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Prezii: your mom…

      • Prezii says:
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        @Wilsonian: id rather that dude put “first” than hear “your mom” jokes… But to all their own.

        • Wilsonian says:
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          @Prezii: Hahaha. Well played. Meant to be a completely stupid remark to people getting all mad up in here about Grey dissing Utley, telling people to draft Giancarlo/Mike, etc. Just to poke a little fun at it. With all due respect, I will refrain from further “your mom” jokes on Razzball.

          178th…

          • Prezii says:
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            @Wilsonian: its razzball man you can do watever you want! But everybody gettin on that a1r fanning guy the other night for putting first was messed up! If the guy wants to put first, who gives? Let him feel great.. i kind of make a mockery of it but im not gonna get on a guy for doing it. Its just for laughs.. that guy is prolly never coming bak to razzball now cuz he has 20 guys callin him a queer when he wakes up cuz he put first on a blog! Hahaha some people are just finding razzball, and dont realize its all grumpy old men over here… Which i love, i do love all you grumpy old men! :)

            • Wilsonian says:
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              @Prezii: we are a bunch of grumpy old men, myself included, even though I wouldn’t call myself old. My kids might, though…

              He was back this morning, so I don’t think we all scared him off too bad.

              • Prezii says:
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                @Wilsonian: good for him! He wont ever put first again tho.thats for sure! Ha he even apoligized for it the next day.. you made the guy apoligize! Hahaha So i do it after him this morning and they all get on me! :D id rather take the heat for it then a new guy.

            • JoeC says:
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              @Prezii: We got standards here, man, STANDARDS!

              That said, get your dirty paws off my lawn, you meddling kids!

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Prezii: Are we getting some whineez up in here? did I miss something?

        • Prezii says:
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          @Prezii: Magnum!

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Prezii: 40ozer?

            • Prezii says:
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              @Jack Full of Hate: 40 ounces… Of f*ckin’ game! That song is RBL right? Thats the first thing i thought seeing ur comment and tried to youtube it but no luck… Now im on a mission to find it..

  9. Nico says:
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    12 team, roto, no streaming, would you rather keep Parker or Hughes as your final pitcher? I’m not going to start either one until they pitch well, so I could either stash one or pick up some reliever like Marmol to stash. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose Parker…

  10. Wayne Kennard says:
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    Yelich time soon? I know he’s coming off injury himself, but the kid can mash!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No mention of him coming up any time soon…

  11. ThE sHiT says:
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    @Grey: Gotta cut bait with one of Hafner, Carter, or Brown to make room for Lawrie. Hafner?

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @ThE sHiT: I would at this point of the season

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hafner

  12. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    was looking at minor league numbers for the marlins and I got to say Hand’s numbers look good and i really want to go ala Costanza ” I’ve got hand!”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brad Hand?

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: yeah dude has yet to give up a run in three starts and has 17 k’s in 16 innings, the only black eye are the 8 walks. But with zero runs, it looks like he is working himself out of trouble, which can be a good sign to the big club

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I guess he has gotten better since last year when he was terrible in the majors…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Prezii: trade me a pitcher in RCL, you need it

            • Prezii says:
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              @Jack Full of Hate: im down! I need bats… Send em! Ill dump kershaw or f her to you…

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Prezii: I’ll see what can be worked out, you can make offers too, but if you try to f**k me without a reach around I will cancel them.

                • Prezii says:
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                  @Jack Full of Hate: well theres no fun it that then! Haha naw im okay with a top bat for a top pitcher if you want to? I havent even really looked at ur team for trades but then again i havent really looked at MY team.. that espn is shit… And im always on my phone so its just cludder and ughh.. but i digress. Never again.. anyhow, yea start off the bang and ill counter til we figure somethin out.

              • chillmodious says:
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                @Prezii: Aloha Brad Hand!

  13. Seattle Mack says:
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    Love the podcast.

    Grienke and Cueto both on DL. I’m in a no DL league or innings limit league. I fear that I may fall behind in Wins and K’s. I’m dominating in ERA and WHIP.

    Do you cut Grienke for two months of say a guy like Guthrie on KC? The difference between them when Grienke comes back and the two months of accumulated stats I would think, favor cutting him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I think you have to hold tight… Greinke could be back in 4 weeks… Cueto could be back in two…

  14. Bigwormsherm says:
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    Best option at CI right now…Ike Davis, Todd Frazier, Eric Hosmer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier

  15. Prezii says:
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    Some dude sent me harvey for greinke and heyward… Sounds good now but im sure i would have regret it big time down the road.. rudy has a good point on him!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Heyward…

      • Prezii says:
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        @Grey: yeah i declined it this morning! Gonna take more than april numbers to get me off my studs!

        • Prezii says:
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          Heyward is hitting less than he weighs tho… But he’ll get it going! Jay Hey all the Way!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cool…

  16. Frank Grimes says:
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    Grey thoughts on two start streamers next week?
    Take a chance on one, two or Zero?

    Tillman vsTor @Oak
    Villanueva @Cin @Mia
    Corbin @SF vsCol

    also available Hughs Quintana Nolasco…12 team H2H points

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tillman…

  17. chillmodious says:
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    I love the content of this post (and can’t wait to hear the podcast), especially on the heels of this morning’s exchange: http://www.razzball.com/play-that-funky-mujica-wipe-boggs/#comment-1937087

    Bee Tee Dubya, that rant was me completely hedging. You brought me back from the brink on Marte, so anything’s possible with the artist formerly known as Mike. For the record, I kept one Stanton-emblazoned trapper keeper under my bed just in case. :-)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Look at his April numbers last year… He can hit 35 homers in 2 months… I wouldn’t worry…

  18. ThE sHiT says:
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    @Grey: Still gotta roll with Uggla for now when the best available 2B on the wire is Gyorko right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  19. Chris Cross says:
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    Andrew Bailey (or jim henderson) for Nelson Cruz or Derek Holland?

    Im on the AB side

    would ya do it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Cruz…

  20. Drew says:
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    @Grey: Giancarlo is number 4 OF in your preseason ranks… if you readjusted your ranks after first 2 weeks of the season where would he be now?

    • Prezii says:
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      @Drew: right under his mustache…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Same place

  21. fungus says:
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    stream capuano tonight ?

    • Prezii says:
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      @fungus: i did! You should too.. then when hes rocked we can cry in the same bucket! then donate the bucket to chairty! Everybody wins! Cept us…

      • fungus says:
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        @Prezii: allright prez!

        • Prezii says:
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          @fungus: ill have the bucket ready!

          • fungus says:
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            @Prezii: epic fail…..son of a son!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would

  22. Jsizzle says:
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    Please rank these 4 sps for the rest of the season in a normal 5×5 league

    Detwiler, Griffin, Guthrie, and Villanueva

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Griffin, Detwiler, Villa…

  23. stumanji says:
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    Kemp, Gallardo, & Kennedy for Wainwright, Holliday, Rutledge, and Homer Bailey.

    Kennedy or Bailey ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kemp side… Bailey…

  24. ichirosan says:
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    Joel Hanrahan to the Disgraceful List

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Just DL…

  25. Wilsonian says:
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    Aaron Hill to the DL, too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn…

  26. Yu Dickey says:
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    Drop Jose Veras and/or Edwin Jackson to open up a streaming spot, including streaming non closing elite relievers to drive my ERA and WHIP down?

    Lost Greinke to the DL, pitching staff is pretty mediocre now
    Sale
    Morrow
    J.Zimmerman
    Jaime Garcia
    J. Fernandez
    and i picked up Cingrani

    Closers
    Kimbrel
    Soriano
    Romo

    so i’m not that desperate for saves but Veras might put me over the top even if i don’t find another closer all season.

    • Yu Dickey says:
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      @Yu Dickey:

      its a standard 5 X 5 yahoo league with daily pickups and a 1450 IP limit

    • Yu Dickey says:
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      @Yu Dickey:

      and thank you Grey for all your work

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        No problem…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose Edwin to open up a spot…

  27. Prezii says:
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    Delay again!? What the hell bobbay…

    • chillmodious says:
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      @Prezii: For serious. I need some hot Rutledge action.

      • Prezii says:
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        @chillmodious: Ike man,Ike! I need a homer (something) so im not back here on thursday asking “grey should i drop Ike for Homer Simpson?”

        It doesnt look good for us man…

  28. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    just looked at the ink sack menu, looks like a foodies dream, damn, I have my kids open house at school til 8, damnit, next time I’m there for work I’ll have to go, top of my list. Any suggestions?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jose Andres and Cold Fried Chicken… Pretty insane…

    • herschel says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: bahn mi is legit. sandwiches are small. could easily do two…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yeah, definitely need two of them… But they’re only like $5 apiece so there’s that…

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @Grey: oooh, BBQ pork rinds!

          • JoeC says:
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            @Jack Full of Hate: See, this is what you guys do, making me think LA is a food Mecca.

            I pray in your general direction!

  29. scott says:
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    Gregorious gets call up with hill on DL worth a pick up or wait and see? Would be dropping segura

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  30. chillmodious says:
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    Drop Moustakas for Hosmer, or same shart different shorts? Better put: who will frustrate me less?

    Brett Gardner is out there as well if he’s a better option than either.

    (sorry… first time playing in a league this shallow, so the “quality” of the waiver fodder is throwing me off. Thanks!)

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @chillmodious: I play in opposite ends of the spectrum (16 team league and an 8 team league). The 8 team league gives me OCD with the waiver wire. I’m constantly scouring it to try to make my team just that much better. I think it’s surprisingly hard because you can’t have EVERYONE on your team.

      Love the “same shart different shorts” line.

      • chillmodious says:
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        @Wilsonian: Terribly annoying. I’ll think my team is super stacked, but then I realize I’m looking though the prism of a 12- or 14-teamer after Melky, Brett Gardner, and Hosmer hit the wire in the same day. I had a moment of clarity when someone grabbed Melky and I still had Jedd Gyorko in my lineup. I miss the comfort provided by a lack of options.

        • Wilsonian says:
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          @chillmodious: yeah, it’s really weird going between the 16 Team and 8 Team leagues. And it can be annoying. People always say “find a harder league” or “quit that league and get into a real one”, etc. But it is quite difficult. Everyone is so stacked that you have to be on the wire to pickup whoever is hot, where in deeper leagues you kind of roll with your squad and look for the hot bat/rookie nookie/decent spot start.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d grab Hosmer…

  31. ROLFAMLO says:
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    Didi Gregorious.. drop Marwin for him? He hasn’t played in two games…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, you can give him a whirl there…

  32. fungus says:
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    stream capuano vs SD or Griffin vs Hou?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cap

      • fungus says:
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        @Grey: son of a son!

  33. Jon says:
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    Howie Kendrick for Parnell if I’m looking for saves? Should I ask for a better pitcher or is that fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can try a bit higher first… Maybe Betancourt… Parnell may not even be the closer by July…

  34. Swat290 says:
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    Any official word on either Herrera or Henderson as far as their roles? League is my only legit closer but I can’t let saves bleed me for much longer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Henderson’s a bit safer for right this moment…

    • Reddick says:
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      @Swat290: nice beard!

      • Swat290 says:
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        @Reddick:
        by cracky!

  35. If you see Starlin Marte on the floor, tell me what you gonna do... says:
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    Pick-em-up, pick-em-up. Snagged Starlin Marte off waivers!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice…

  36. Goose says:
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    FYI – no Moobs tonight. Hosmer starts at 1b, batting 3rd.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks for the heads up!

    • JoeC says:
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      @Goose: Why, for the love of god, why? Hosmer ain’t half the hitter that ol’ Billy is (or half the moobness).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Weird, I currently have a 60-year-old Asian man holding bags standing next to me too…

      • Prezii says:
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        @Grey: so play it and hop on ur imaginary horse! He’ll prolly join you!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I like the end when he bites off the dough and laughs… Nice meta moment…

          • Prezii says:
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            @Grey: PSY so silly.. im feelin the new dance! Hard to top gangnam style but not bad.. wheres Carnac, he must see it!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Carnac just commented… He’s probably watching it as we speak…

            • Carnac says:
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              @Prezii: Well, it’s definitely better than 42. And it’s nice to see the Gangnam players reunite. Psy is the 21st century, South Korean Christopher Guest.

              • Prezii says:
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                @Carnac: i love/hate you for getting me on PSY… hes the man!

                Hey what is so bad about 42? I really wanted to go see it, but now all you baseball heads say it sucks. And i trust you guys more than the media..

                • Carnac says:
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                  @Prezii: Don’t get me wrong re: 42 – the baseball is the best part. Mrs. Carnac commented, “I wish they had more baseball.” The acting is fine – pretty good, even.

                  The problem is the script. Too syrupy. Obviously, it’s a compelling story. But the script uses that as a crutch and doesn’t do it justice.

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                    @Carnac: yea i figured as much but isnt that what people want to watch it for? The baseball involved? I can definitely see them putting too much on it just for drama. Thats like getting bait-and-switched if there is not alot of baseball cuz thats all the previews are… Baseball.

                    But thanks for the movie review buddy! :)

                • JoeC says:
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                  @Prezii: It’s pap!

  37. Anthony says:
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    @Grey: What holes do u think i should address on my team ? 14 team h2h unique pts scoring system:

    J.P. Arencibia
    1B Ryan Howard
    2B Rickie Weeks
    3B Manny Machado
    SS Jimmy Rollins
    IF Matt Carpenter(StL – 1B,2B,3B,RF)
    LF Matt Holliday(StL – LF)
    CF Vernon Wells
    (RF Giancarlo Stanton

    SP Brandon McCarthy
    SP Jake Westbrook
    RP Joe Nathan
    RP Glen Perkins
    P Jose Fernandez
    BN Mat Latos
    BN Jordan Zimmermann
    BN Brandon Morrow
    BN Cole Hamels
    BN Hyun-Jin Ryu
    BN Bartolo Colon
    BN Andy Pettitte
    BN Tony Cingrani

    I personally think my pitching is solid and think i need to improve at C 1B & 2B? Im dangling stanton out there to see what kind of return I would get back. I need guys with higher avg than 250… Strikeouts kill in this pts league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wells, Weeks, Howard… Yeah, your pitching is fine… And agreed you have too many strikeouts on hitting… I’d look to trade Hamels for a 1B… You have more than enough pitching…

  38. Anthony says:
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    @Grey: Also have Josh Hamilton at OF spot

  39. jason batteiger says:
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    for today, span’s out. i just picked up norris due to him being crazy hot (no homers, but everything else). Who sits out today: Avila,Cozart,Norris? thanks grey. Avila’s K’s been pissing me off.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Avila

  40. Wilsonian says:
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    With arms like this available: Iwakuma, Dempster (who has looked surprisingly good), Cobb, Beckett, Homer, Cingrani.

    Do we hang on to Yovani and his BAC of 0.22, or just bench him until he rights the ship (hopefully).

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bench him until May…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: kind of what I thought. Thanks you, sir.

  41. jason batteiger says:
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    any fears herrera steals rutledge’s job? I know today’s just a double, but any value with the fingercuffs here?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully no concern with that… No value on fingercuffing…

  42. Frank Grimes says:
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    How do you usually deal when two of your pitchers are facing each other? (assuming they not elite starters)
    Will you start both? Lean on match up home v away who hotter etc?

    • jason batteiger says:
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      @Frank Grimes: my league has losses as a category so we have ugly decisions each time it happens. I follow stream o nator in these instances. I’ll be playing bailey, but not kendrick this week, due to stream o nator. But if both pitcher rate high, than play both.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends who the pitchers are…

  43. yu mad says:
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    Colon against Houston tomorrow a no brainer in a standard 5 X 5 yahoo roti?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wouldn’t say a no brainer…

  44. Carnac says:
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    Is Valdespin going to get regular ABs anytime soon?

    • jason batteiger says:
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      @Carnac: he’s batting leadoff today in the first double header, if it ever starts.

      • Carnac says:
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        @jason batteiger: Cool – thanks. I’d love for him to get some ABs… there’s really so little else available. I can hardly type Peralta *yawn* without falling asleep.

        This double header is never going to happen. Denver is getting snow through tomorrow – so probably nothing then, either. What a waste of a Coors series.

        • Carnac says:
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          @Carnac: Never mind. The game just started. I was grossly misled by weather.com.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly not… Someone mentioned you above…

      • Carnac says:
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        @Grey: Thanks…

        You’re killing your mother, Ike!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He is hurting her soul.

          • Carnac says:
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            @Grey: Ike’s Mom, “Feh! My son, the shmendrik… I should drop him faster than he dropped pre-med.”

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That’s sounds suspiciously like my mom… Are Ike and I brothers?

  45. Ryan says:
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    Grey, Just had Aaron Hill go out for me at MI, who would you recommend adding in his place?
    Options are Brandon Crawford, Omar Infante, Pete Kozma, Yunel Escobar etc. OR would you advise any sleepers or other under the radar guys? Thanks.

    • Ryan says:
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      @Ryan: possibly didi gregorous with his call-up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try Didi for now…

  46. goodfold2 says:
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    if the first (or both) of these double header NYM at COL today get canceled, anybody notice that niese won’t be as much of a bench due to not having to play COL later in week? Nice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Huh?

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: i meant if one or definitely if both of those games from that day got canceled due to snow, then they would be make up games, if that happened, niese’s start would’ve been against a different team in a different city, thus possibly a start instead of a bench. Turns out he didn’t do that bad today at COL.

  47. Thrilla says:
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    Grey,

    Lawrie coming back in my 12 Team Y! h2h league with OBP/SLG. Only start 9 batters, 7 bench spots. My current lineup:

    C – C. Santana, 1B – A. Pujols, 2B – I. Kinsler, 3B – E. Longoria, SS – J. Rollins, OF – A. Jones, H. Pence, T. Frazier, Util – K. Morales; Bench bats: B. Lawrie, B. Moss, M. Moustakas, I. Davis

    My bottom pitchers are: D. Bundy, J. Henderson, C. Tillman, E. Mujica, Benoit

    Who would you lose to open Lawrie’s roster spot? What about Ike? Trying to avoid losing Bundy because of the deep benches…

    Thanks mayne

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You don’t need 4 bench bats… Lose Moss…

  48. Anthony says:
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    @Grey: If i get a legit 1b for Hamels would you do with weeks wells or howard? I would need to drop 1 and move someone to the IF spot… I could also work something out with carpenter who can play the infield and the outfield as well… ?

  49. Anthony says:
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    @Grey: just got offered Hosmer for Hamels Do the deal ? He also has Craig – Should i counter for craig instead ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Craig

  50. Nico says:
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    Rotoinfo says Gregg called up and would like the opportunity to close for the Cubs. So would I, but that doesn’t make it a good idea…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahaha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s pretty awesome…. I like him so much more now…

    • Swat290 says:
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      @2 Cups 1 Braun:
      I just got yelled at for laughing to loud at work….

      but thank you for that LOL

    • Prezii says:
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      “Thats the most work your butts done all year!”

      T Gwynn is a fool..

    • JoeC says:
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      @2 Cups 1 Braun: He is arwesome. (intentionally misspelled, GPs!)

  51. Frank Lynch says:
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    Hey, I know I’m probly the most annoying guy you got giving you questions and I’m seriously gonna limit my questions to 1-2 sentences, ok! LOl but seriously.. The thing is that this is my first time in a baseball league and the league I’m in is a 10 team H2H points league and I was excited about grabbing great players but I notic that the bats aren’t nearly as important as pitching.. No matter how good my batters are, it still doesn’t even amount to how many points the pitchers accumulate.. Or if the batters still do good then if your pitchers are off then they get so many points deducted that all your batters points are irelevent. Idk but thats why I’m always asking if I should drtop all these batters for decent pitchers cause in order for me to catch up in points, if I’m losing is that I need to grab a good pitcher on the fly to catch up.. Hey if I’m wrong then explain to me that I’m crazy for thinking this deep into this? Thanks Grey.. I’ll leave u alone if you think what I say is crazy. It’s like fantasy football having CRAZY amount of points for defense n a kicker!!! Lol

  52. Eddy says:
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    Apparently Sveum says he’s still going CBC, but “no thought” to James Russell closing. I’m lost here. Isn’t that the only competent guy in the bullpen so far?

    Blah.

    Worth holding onto still or just drop now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose Russell…

  53. JP says:
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    Hi Grey,
    How soon do you think Lawrie gets 5 games at 2b and where would you rank him among second basemen? I need a 2B and I’m evaluating a trade for him, giving up a SP. He wouldn’t be any use for me at 3B so I would have to wait it out.
    Thanks!
    Jan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Might not get it for a while… Blue Jays scrapped plans for him to start at 2B…

      • JP says:
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        @Grey: ok, thanks grey.

  54. Charles says:
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    Jesus Montero getting another DNP-Coaches Decision. His defense is terrible and the M’s seem to like Morales at DH. Is Jesus only starting against LHP now? I really like his talent, but he’s not getting the playing time. Are you still holding? Alternatives are luminaries such as Lucroy, Avila, Ellis, Salty, Doumit, Norris, Ruiz (back soon).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Avila

  55. Steve says:
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    Have you thought about making the podcast available via Soundcloud?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can listen to it in that playback thing in the post, no?

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, but Soundcloud is great for listening via mobile – that way I can listen on my early morning walk :-)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh… Well, never looked into it… Is it easy to upload to?

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey: Don’t know, but I’d assume so.

  56. Dynamite Dan says:
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    Good to see so many people active on the razzball forums grey. You are a well oiled machine for answering everyones questions. Thanks for another year of free advice.

    1. Rank these Buy Low First Round Picks in the Order you would target them.
    Ryan Braun, Matt Kemp, Giancarlo Stanton

    2. Which package gets me said sluggers.
    a. Allen Craig + Doug Fister + Kelvin Herrera
    b. Allen Craig + Jordan Zimmerman
    c. Pedroia + Doug Fister +Glen Perkins
    d. Pedroia + Zimmerman

    Other tradable assets are Beltran, Ryu, Chris Davis.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem… 1. Braun, Stanton, Kemp 2. B or D… Other two aren’t really fair…

  57. ryan says:
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    Grey, I’ve got Fielder at 1B, Goldschmidt at UTL, Ike Davis and Chris Carter on my bench (no CIF slot). Carter has 1B/OF, Davis 1B. I’m thinking about dropping Davis because I seldom get him into the line-up and Carter can sub into the OF sometimes. Besides, Davis is sucking. Should I rethink and drop Carter? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold Ike

  58. SwaggerJackers says:
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    Go away Draft Kings!!!

  59. Booya says:
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    Would you rather have Rutledge or Lowrie?
    Ike or Chris Carter? Ike or Matt Adams?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rutledge… Ike… Ike…

  60. The G says:
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    Grey,

    14-team H2H
    AB, R, H, 1B, 2B, 3B, HR, RBI’s, Steals, BB, K’s, TB’s, and AVG
    INN, W, L, CG, SHO, Saves, ER, HR, BB, K’s, ERA, Win %, and Blown Saves…

    My bats are:
    C: Weiters
    1b: Encarnacion
    2b: Jed Lowrie
    SS: Espinosa
    3b: Middlebrooks
    OF: Trout
    OF J-Up
    OF: Choo
    Util: Josh Willingham
    BN: Reddick
    BN: Headley

    SP: Medlen
    SP: AJ Griffin
    SP: Brett Anderson
    SP: Cingrani
    RP: Chapman
    RP: Reed
    DL: Greinke

    Trade Trout and E5 for Samardzija and Pujols?

    I dont think will be top 5 this year and I’d rather have Pujols than E5…and im kinda panicking that I dont have an ace now that Greinke is sidelined…thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold with what you have…

  61. Anthony says:
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    @Grey: Hamels for Craig is a done deal. Where would you put him in my line now ??

    J.P. Arencibia
    1B Ryan Howard
    2B Rickie Weeks
    3B Manny Machado
    SS Jimmy Rollins
    IF Matt Carpenter(StL – 1B,2B,3B,RF)
    LF Matt Holliday(StL – LF)
    CF Vernon Wells
    (RF Giancarlo Stanton
    Craig 1B,LF,RF

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Carp

  62. Steve says:
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    Any thoughts on Josh Donaldson that differ from your pre-season projections/comments? Has been going quite nicely and have plugged him in to a couple of my teams…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s gonna hit for a miserable average at some point or get very lucky with BABIP… Not much has changed… Maybe up his homers two or three…

  63. kaiser soze says:
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    Grey – Ike Davis or Todd Frazier for cornerman ROS? Might try to buy low on Ikey…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier for now…

  64. Andrew says:
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    14 team H2H league

    Would you start Travis Wood against the Rangers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  65. Wallpaper Paterson says:
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    Tulo just got plunked on the elbow by Gee

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Uh-oh

    • Eric W says:
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      @Wallpaper Paterson: It sounded and looked bad. at least he stayed in the game.

  66. herschel says:
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    @Grey: 12 team mixed weekly roto. my pitching staff with greinke going down looks like this: peavy, zimmermann, miller, bailey, teheran, parker, doubront and peralta. think i can skate by with a mix of this squad plus SON or should i be looking to make a trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You should be fine with that…

  67. SwaggerJackers says:
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    @Grey: Is the end near for Bonerface? Even with Reyes out, it seems that when Lawrie comes back, between Izturis, Lawrie, Bautista, etc, they have enough enough alternatives to keep him out of the lineup most nights.

    I don’t get the impression the Blue Jays don’t like him anywhere on the field.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he’s been disappointing… I don’t think the Jays like him on the field, like you said…

      • SwaggerJackers says:
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        @Grey: Wow, I used all sorts of unnecessary words when I wrote that. Either way, you understood what I was attempting to communicate.

        I think I’m going to dump Bonerface which means I’ll have to change my team name as well. No more Gyorko My Bonifacio :(

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HAHA… Damn!

    • JoeC says:
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      @SwaggerJackers: I think that’s a mistake to let him go. And I don’t see why you have the impression that the Jays “don’t like him”. He was their leadoff man for the past 3 games! That seems like some kind of endorsement.

      He’s certainly had a rough start in the field and hasn’t stolen a base yet, but I think he’ll pull it together. And when he starts stealing, he’ll be doing it by the bushelful.

      • SwaggerJackers says:
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        @JoeC: True – him leading off does seem like a vote of confidence.

        Somehow he finds a way to perform poorly no matter where they play him. Combine that with the lack of production at the plate and I think it’s only a matter of time before they bounce him to the bench.

        • JoeC says:
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          @SwaggerJackers: I don’t know, bro. There’s a lot of Blue Jays who haven’t broken out yet. Bonfiacio hasn’t been THAT bad. I mean, .217 BA, 4 RBIs, 5 Runs. His 10 hits are 4th on the team!

          Who you gonna replace him with? Izturis? He’s batting .200!

          I think they’ll be patient just like fantasy owners should. Boneface has already proven he can play in this league. He just needs to get hot and start stealing bases and then everybody will be scrambling to claim him.

          • SwaggerJackers says:
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            @JoeC:

            0-4 with 2 K’s…..

            :)

            • JoeC says:
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              @SwaggerJackers: Yeah, I watched that. His 2 Ks were pretty ugly, swinging at un-hittable high, inside pitches. He’ll have to be more selective and, shocker, take a walk on occasion.

              He hit the ball on the head one of his at-bats though, but the outfielder ran it down. That’s just bad luck right there. I still think he’l be fine.

              • goodfold2 says:
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                @JoeC: when you’re hitting .217 AND have the 4th most hits on the team, yr team currently sucks.

  68. Wake Up says:
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    You had Stanton #9 overall in the preseason…If you could do it over again would you have gone with black and white over color for your lower back tat?

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Wake Up: 236.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Because of two weeks? Wake Up, well, yeah…

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: I just prefer grey-scale tramp stamps that all…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You need a tramp stamp that requires 3D glasses that can only be bought at 7-11…

          • Wake Up says:
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            @Grey: No more room….I have one of a beer belly with a pierced belly button…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Any ideas if the Reds game is gonna be played?

              • Wake Up says:
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                @Grey: not looking good

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Dammit… I could’ve snuck a different batter in for Choo or Brown..

                  • Wake Up says:
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                    @Grey: now they say yes.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yes!

  69. Dynamite Dan says:
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    One more trade question Grey.

    What package should I trade my Allen Craig/Zimmerman/Herrera for?

    a) Beltre/Cespedes
    b)Giancarlo Stanton
    c)Matt Kemp

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      B or C

  70. Steve says:
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    Jennings! Yuss!

  71. Rob says:
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    1. Was offered Choo (I need OF) and $20 FAAB (allotted 200 per team) for Freeman. I have him in utility as I have Berkman, Fielder and Papi. Do it?
    2. Do I drop Boggs for Mujica? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. I’d take Choo… 2. Not yet

  72. Kid A says:
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    Does Rutledge realize that taking Ball Four doesn’t make an out?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  73. Wake Up says:
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    Steven Wright called up to the show…”I had a dream last night about a 7′ woman in my room jumping around signing and dancing……jumping around singing and dancing……I said who are you? She said…Paula Abdul-Jabbar….she was wearing unscented perfume and pierced hearing aids”…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: So poetic that he’s a knuckleballer…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Who? Steven Wright?

          • Wake Up says:
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            @Grey: Yeah, he got called up today…to replace Hanrahanrahanrahanran

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Oh, yeah, look at that…

  74. JT says:
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    GIve Madison Bumgarner & Denard Span
    Get Jayson Heyward & Wade Miley
    14 Team roto league need HR and RBI

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair…

  75. Charlie says:
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    Drop Youkilis or Gardner for David Ortiz? My 1B is Goldschmidt and 3B is Panda.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Youk

  76. Kid A says:
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    Death by a thousand singles for Westbrook.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It was bound to happen…

  77. SteveNZ says:
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    Lawrie’s back? Why didn’t anyone tell me?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Look at you changing up your name…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Yeah. Don’t want those other Steves to be associated with any of my nonsense.

        It’s a bit cliched though. I’ll try and think of a better one…

  78. SteveNZ says:
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    Holy Chris Getz.

    Not-So-Holy Bald Jim.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t ya mean, Chris GetNZ?

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Hmmmm, starting to see the possibilities of this new username.

  79. herschel says:
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    eyj getting it done. theres gotta be a place in a starting lineup somewhere for him…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, at the expense of Rutledge…

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: as a rutledge owner, should i grab eyj?

        also just saw this blurb on an old favorite:

        Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said the team is satisfied with Justin Sellers at shortstop and is not considering calling up Dee Gordon.
        Sellers is batting just .176/.263/.265, but he’s provided good defense other than one game where he made a pair of errors. Meanwhile, Gordon is hitting .319/.385/.468 with eight steals at Triple-A, but evidently a promotion isn’t on the horizon.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ugh

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: If they just moved Cuddyear to 1st and showed Helton to his wheel chair then problem is solved

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Helton should’ve been made into glue 4 years ago…

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey: why does this team continue to stymie their re-development by allowing their future manager to stay way past his time.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  It took them four years to give Eric Young Jr. playing time, so have no idea…

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: no grey, we come to you for all the answers, get me rudy!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha…

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: Ha, you give me a Ha? why don’t you just say ” I choose not to run, er, to answer”

              • Frank Grimes says:
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                @Grey: haha

  80. Bernie Brewer says:
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    Please help evaluate this trade offer….

    GIVE: Frazier, Maholm, J. Fernandez
    GET: Stanton, G. Gonzalez

    Worried about Stanton’s shoulder, but I think I have to take this, right? Thoughts?

    Thanks so much!

    PS – Great podcast as usual, keep up the great and very much appreciated work!!

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Bernie Brewer: I would take it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d take Stanton… Trade’s not really close…

      • Bernie Brewer says:
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        @Grey: Thanks for the advice. One follow-up, how would you rank Cingrani vs J. Fernandez (for this year only, not a keeper league). Thanks again!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Fernandez first

  81. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Where you at Prezzi, sent you an offer

    • Prezii says:
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      I gotchya!

  82. herschel says:
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    @Grey: starting Peralta today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: would be nice if he can sneak out with a win here….

  83. Wilsonian says:
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    If you could have one of these guys right now, who you taking:

    Middlebrooks, Machado, Ike, Willingham, Laroche?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Machado

  84. Long Bawls says:
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    McCarthy and Nova combine for 132 pitches in the first 2.5 innings. Somewhere Dusty Baker is saying, “Now that’s what I call a nice warmup session!”

  85. SteveNZ says:
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    Eff! That Haren stream was going so well.

    • Long Bawls says:
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      @SteveNZ: You didn’t cross the streams, did you?

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Long Bawls: Heh, nah. Just grabbed Haren for the start in the RCL on the recommendation of the SON.

        I guess the SON doesn’t allow for shitty defence.

        • Long Bawls says:
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          @SteveNZ: Well, at least you’re not charged with the ER. Cold comfort…

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Long Bawls: Yeah, FantasyCast had him with 3 ER but they’ve changed it now. That’s OK though, Kennedy and Price have been crapping on my ratios so this is helping in its own strange way.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, ballsy move to stream that turd…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: SON has him at $15 for the start.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          SON’s bonkers on that one… I wouldn’t go near Haren…

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: Guess the Marlins pumped up the value of the start.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, I’m sure… And right now Haren’s being bumped up by favorable preseason projections (by others besides me)….

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: He’s looking like a piece of shit now though. Bastard. Consecutive singles to the pitcher, Pierre and Crapolanco. FFS.

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @SteveNZ: Shittier and shittier.

  86. Long Bawls says:
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    Apparently the ending apostrophe and h in Ubaldo are no longer silent.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe

  87. Vince says:
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    I was just offered Beckett for my Cingrani…

    He also has Hellickson, Cobb and Derek Holland. Should I accept the Beckett offer or counter?
    Or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Beckett and run…

  88. Kid A says:
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    Ike Davis not in lineup for Game 2. I’ve had about enough of his shit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  89. Long Bawls says:
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    Uch. Betancourt comes in with nobody on and a 4-run Rockies lead and, oh yeah, another game being played today. Most useless appearance by someone with that name since Extreme put out a box set.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, that is idiotic…

  90. herschel says:
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    @Grey: still hanging on to sal perez over jp ciabata and aj pryznewski?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am, yeah…

  91. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    glad I was able to grab J johnson from the FA pool in one of my leagues, waiver free!

    • Kid A says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: I had him flapping out there in one of mine as well. I can only assume a certain amount of risk in a week (ie my failed Zito experiment). You made the right call.

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Kid A: Its a BS league, 12 team auction keeper.

        I was shocked when he sat in the pool for 3 days, I was going to gamble on that when my best pitcher is Minor and no one will trade me an arm for one of 6 firstbasemen

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Kid A: oh, and worst case scenario is he’s a 3, and I’ll take that all day from the FA pool and watch the matchups

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Better get out now… While the gettin’s good…

  92. SteveNZ says:
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    Come on, Braun. Jesus.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Look at all the fun you’re missing out on, fool.

    • Eric W says:
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      @SteveNZ: Seconded. And 332!

  93. SwaggerJackers says:
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    Zito’s getting torched. Good.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed

  94. letsgobravos says:
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    Heyward can’t hit shit up to this point so of course he drills Herrera’s 90 MPH first pitch out of the park…

    • letsgobravos says:
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      @letsgobravos: …and then J UP comes up and smashes one even further off of him. At least that helped me on one team…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @letsgobravos: And I have J-Up. There’s some sort of symmetry there.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @letsgobravos: It’s because my opponent has him.

    • letsgobravos says:
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      @letsgobravos: Pitch was 98, not 90…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        He gave up how many homers?

        • letsgobravos says:
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          @Grey: 3 solo shots, all on 98 MPH fast balls up in the zone…

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Blech

  95. SteveNZ says:
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    Hahahahaha. Look at Zito. I told you all he was shit! ;-)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: I just called Gammons and made a farting noise down the phone.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hahaha

  96. herschel says:
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    Herrera in in the 8th with kc down two. swiftly gives up a hr to heyward…

    • letsgobravos says:
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      @herschel: It was tied when he came in. He gave up 2 solo jacks to make it 2-4.

      Fantasy implications aside, holy shit my braves are good this season. Looks like they are going to get their 10th straight win.

    • chillmodious says:
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      @herschel: They were tied at 2, then the HRs.

  97. chillmodious says:
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    Durf. Kelvin in the 8th, 2-2 game, back-to-back HRs to Heyward/J-Up. Very eeeeenteresting.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh

      • chillmodious says:
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        @Grey: Yikes, make that 3 HRs. Get the hook, skip!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Jesus

          • chillmodious says:
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            @Grey: And a walk to Juan Francisco just to put the turd-cherry on top.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Great

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey: f**k me in the neck, won’t you kelvin

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  He did it to me, bad…

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: I knew I should of stayed away from a guy that shares the same first name as Kelvin Escobar

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Insane how bad his line is… Like the worst line he’s had in 2 years…

  98. letsgobravos says:
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    …and Uggla smashes another solo shot. Herrera is throwing 98 MPH heat and not fooling anyone.

  99. Votto-voom says:
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    Gray,

    Is there any reason not to cut Harren? I feel like its a no brainier, but I’m also pissed for finally putting him in my line up.

    Handsome ed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      In some leagues, I’d cut him…

  100. Long Bawls says:
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    Wow. Holland gets the leash b/c Kelvin’s in the doghouse. 5 HR allowed in 91 IP before tonight. 5!

  101. Long Bawls says:
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    And, Jesus, put a fork in the baked Zito (or is baked Zito just Lincecum?)

    • Kid A says:
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      @Long Bawls: Zito’s gem dropped me 5 positions in a league. Never again Zito, N-E-V-E-R.

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Kid A: Hey thats in one of my RCL’s….Y-E-S!

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Kid A: barely….Monkey, is that some term of endearment?

  102. letsgobravos says:
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    Herrera gave up 4 homers all of last year in 76 appearances, gives up 3 today…wow. Walked Francisco and that run ended up scoring so I guess I can forget winning ERA again this week in my reliever heavy league.

    The braves are a GD buzz saw right now. Looks like 10 wins in a row and going to 11-1 overall. Upton is hitting a ridiculous number of solo shots though. He could easily have 25+ RBIs right now with 8 homers from the 3 hole, instead he has only 12.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, bad week to screw me royally…

      • chillmodious says:
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        @Grey: (pun point?)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          If I weren’t crying…

  103. Project Merkin says:
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    Anyone else’s MLBTV on the fritz? My boy Bailey is dealing but I got kicked out!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, it’s a mess today… Think it’s weather in the midwest… Maybe, not sure…

    • Nico says:
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      @Project Merkin: Oh, so it’s not just my internet connection, I was trying to watch Bailey too!

      • Project Merkin says:
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        Back in action. He looks great.

  104. SteveNZ says:
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    Good lord, a guy in my H2H league started Ubaldo AND Zito.

    • Long Bawls says:
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      @SteveNZ: Well, they ARE droppings, after all…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is he playing for the 2004 championship?

  105. the hungarian hippo says:
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    So is Ike Davis the new Adam Lind… jk.. that was a Lindecent Proposal.

    I know Davis is a slow starter. Thoughts on riding him out or dropping him until something positive happens n pick up a guy like Hafner in the meantime

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d ride him out for a little if Hafner’s your option…

      • the hungarian hippo says:
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        @Grey: Werth is another option…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          How big is this league?

          • the hungarian hippo says:
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            @Grey: 10 team

          • the hungarian hippo says:
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            @Grey: Other options are Moss, Carter, Hunter, Jay and De Aza

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Go with Werth…

  106. chillmodious says:
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    So Marte goes 1-2 with a steal, but the game is listed as “ppd.” I believe it was stopped in the 3rd. Anyone know what happens to tonight’s stats? I need that steal!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You lose tonight’s stats…

      • chillmodious says:
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        @Grey: Dah! I blame Bud Selig’s head carpet.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s to blame for everything…

  107. Jose C. says:
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    Thank goodness I also had Josh Johnson tonight to counteract Kelvin Herrera’s 8th inning implosion and destruction of ERA/WHIP in my ten team H2H league. Chris Capuano, you’re my only hope tonight.

    I couldn’t take another Mitchell Boggs-like outing if I had him on a roto squad.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice…

  108. royce! says:
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    Longo only owes you 34 more.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      And Jennings is on the hook for 19 more…

  109. Long Bawls says:
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    Jesus. Everybody’s got the runs in Milwaukee tonight.

  110. Sam says:
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    Would you start both Burnett and Minor tomorrow in a 10 teamer?

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Sam: Minor is a yes, burnett if you need K’s

  111. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Burnett or Fernandez for the next three months?

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Kid A: don’t be Kid A-hole

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Burnett

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: really, why so?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cause J-For has no track record… No idea what he’s gonna be in 1 month let alone 3…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: true, with all of Burnetts K’s i wonder how his whip will be

  112. Snake Hips says:
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    I’m guessing it’s time to drop Herrera after that diarrhea sandwich huh?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  113. Cheerio says:
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    12 team. Dunn or Carter. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carter

  114. SteveNZ says:
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    And now Capuano. Effing cursed with streaming right now.

    • Prezii says:
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      @SteveNZ: seriously.. seemed like a great idea at the time..

    • royce! says:
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      @SteveNZ: I’m with you there. Medlen finally pulled me out of the ERA/WHIP basement, and Capuano and Camp just kicked me right back down.

    • royce! says:
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      @SteveNZ: I wasn’t watching the game, but it seems he must’ve just gotten really unlucky, which I realized when I read that Kyle Blanks got an infield hit.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @royce!: Perhaps the fielder had to run around him and couldn’t get to the ball in time.

        • royce! says:
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          @SteveNZ: Logical enough for me

  115. Prezii says:
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    Fungus, i got that bucket ready….

  116. Project Merkin says:
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    Dah no win for Bailey. Great outing though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he got a bit lucky, but still very solid…

  117. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Hey Prezzi, lets work out our deal in the comments!

    • Prezii says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: im not as high on Choo Choo as some people with staches and burnett is pretty meh… Its kershaw i know thats your boy! haha

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Prezii: I was throwing Burnett in as a sweetner to deal with the lose of Kershaws K’s. You need bags real bad and that why I was trying to give you elvis, I don’t need him and since some bone head dropped simmons i’m good at SS.

        • Prezii says:
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          @Jack Full of Hate: i know, i regret that.. i was just tellin grey how his spot in the order gave me a boner..

          I can go for elvis.. and ill shoot you felix and lawrie and you kick me A-Gon and were good right? Cool send it!

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Prezii: no, if I was going to give A-Gon, it would cost you Kershaw, lets get greys opinion, I’ll post it below.

  118. Tom says:
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    Jesus montero out again…he’s been out three of the past four, and started just three games since last Tuesday. Am I the only one worried about this?? Looks his defense isn’t cutting it, but he’s not getting time at DH either…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Someone else was worried above…

  119. Max Power says:
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    Ichiro’s the only hitter on my bench – thinking about dropping him for Gerardo Parra – any thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it…

  120. Kid A says:
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    Braun just isn’t right.

  121. Anthony says:
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    @Grey: Trade Nathan for Yadier Molina ? H2h 14 man pts league –

    Arencibia
    Howard
    Weeks
    Rollins
    Machado
    Carpenter IF
    Holliday
    Wells
    Stanton
    Hamilton
    Craig

    If i do the deal i would either drop Wells or Weeks – Thoughts ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t…

  122. Jason says:
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    Hey grey. Great podcast.

    Marte us tearing it up and I’m loving it. However would you move marte and Jo-Fer for heyward?

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Jason: yes, right away. Marte is sporting a .487 BABIP right now and thats unsustainable

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • Jason says:
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        @Grey: Yeah I accepted that. Just wanted to make sure.

        Now what about moving Braun for Stanton and Altuve? Currently I have zobrist at 2nd but would move him to SS over a Cabrera.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Stanton…

  123. Long Bawls says:
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    Herrera or Garza? Sadly, no douchebeard cat in our league, or they’d both be must-owns.

    • Long Bawls says:
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      @Long Bawls: And is it dumb to think about dropping Reddick for Carter? The latter’s K-rate scares me, though he’s otherwise stylin’.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Garza

  124. ferris says:
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    12 team mixed h2h

    1 dl slot (cespedes currently in it)

    roy halladay
    or
    hanley ramirez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hanley

  125. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    My daughter asked me to go to the dodger game, as a father its a proud moment. I was thinking that I would take her on a give away night and was looking over what was coming up this season. here’s a list of some that I find interesting

    1963 replica world series ring
    Magic Johnson T shirt
    Don Sutton Bobblehead ( that guy has no love by a lot of old school fans)
    Rick Monday “flag saving” bobblehead ( that will be interesting to see)
    Magic Johnson bobblehead ( again, that will be interesting to see)

    This last one is way over due, the Jamie Jarrin Bobblehead, for those that don’t know he has been the Spanish language broadcaster since 1958.

    • royce! says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: Damn, those look awesome. The Dodgers have had some of the best giveaways for a while now…totally puts the Padres’ offers to shame.

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @royce!: Gary Templeton Bobblehead night?

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @royce!: they are also doing another scully, another koufax, Hideo Nomo, who has a lot of love here, Gonzo (shocker) and they just had the triple bobblehead for jackie robinson day – Jackie, roy and newcomb

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rick Monday “flag saving” bobblehead — definitely…

      • ferris says:
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        that’s a piece of American history, imagine the ebay value!@Grey:

  126. Bitchesbeshoppach says:
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    How much longer should I wait on victor Martinez? Sal Perez is available in my league, not that he’s making much noise either…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d grab Perez…

      • letsgobravos says:
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        @Grey: Wow, you’d already give up on V-Mart?…surely he will eventually start hitting.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I have Perez above him in my rankings, that’s not giving up on him.

          • letsgobravos says:
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            @Grey: Ah, so you do, for some reason I thought they were reversed. V Mart got some hits today so hopefully he will wake up. With him being a DH and playing in such a potent lineup, I feel like he has to get rolling at some point….

  127. Pops says:
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    Hi Grey,
    I’ve made it to 1st in my RCL league.
    I have McCutchen-Crawford-Werth-Suzuki-Wells in OF Drop ? for Ross or hold.
    I have Howard-Konerko-Berkman-Carter-( Ortiz dl) for 1b-ci-ut-bn Drop who when Ortiz is ready? Or drop rp Russell and carry 2 bn?

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Pops: hold and russell

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold the OF… Russell until someone emerges to cut…

  128. ferris says:
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    all this talk of bobbleheads and you be a skippin’ me :-)

    12 team mixed h2h

    1 dl slot (cespedes currently in it)

    roy halladay
    or
    hanley ramirez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I answered already

      • ferris says:
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        @Grey: that you did, you magnificent bastard!

  129. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Prezzi and I are working on a deal here is what we have come up with

    I give A gonzo and andrus for Kershaw and Lawrie

    That leaves me with Frazier or Berkman at 1st/ CI and Panda/ Lawrie at 3rd/CI and Ortiz floating in and out of Util.

    I would have a staff of Kershaw, Zimm, Moore, Szmardja, Minor, Fernandez, and Burnett

    • Prezii says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: he wanted kershaw. I said i would do felix… Not sexually tho. I dont think…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Prezii: sissy, I’m giving up a lot of RBI’s and am left with a hodgepodge of 1B ?’s

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks fair, depends on needs… I’d take the A-Gon side…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: thats what I’m saying to him, I’m hooking him up and he’s complaining.

        • Prezii says:
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          @Jack Full of Hate: im not complaining i just dont want to give up kershaw.. But i need all the help i can get.. my team is wack in that league.

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @ Prezii: Then give up Harvey, Felix will never get you A- Gon, I look at it this way, I pitcher throws every fifth game, and leaves a higher risk of missing multiple starts vs. a batter that might be day to day and miss only a week or less. I’m going back to my original guys on the table:

            Choo and Elvis, your move…

  130. Derrick says:
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    Been going back and forth with this guy all night…finally got a trade down to this.

    I get: Andrew McCutchen
    I send: Choo, Lester and Romo

    Here is my team in a 12 man 5X5 league
    C – Perez
    1B – Votto
    2B – Uggla
    SS – Andrus
    3B – Zimmerman
    OF – A. Jones
    OF – Choo
    OF – Stanton
    Util – Goldy

    SP’s – Griffin, Peavy, Lester, Cahill, Scherzer, Holland, Cingrani, Burnett
    RP’s- Romo, Henderson, Holland and Benoit

    DL – Garza

    Should I do it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair…

      • Derrick says:
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        @Grey: @Derrick:

        Thanks man. I figured you would like the trade more in my favor.

  131. SteveNZ says:
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    Braun 0/5, with dozens stranded. FFS.

  132. stynyr says:
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    Are you advocating sticking with Icky Davis all season even if he keeps giving me 0′fers?

    Would you be so kind as to rank 3-4 of these turds?

    Here’s who’s available:
    Mark Reynolds
    Daniel Murphy
    Matt Adams
    Brandon Moss
    Chris Carter
    Kevin Youkilis
    Lance Berkman
    Chris Johnson
    Justin Morneau
    Garrett Jones
    Laynce Nix
    Chris Parmelee
    Todd Helton
    John Mayberry
    Kendrys Morales
    Carlos Pena
    Eric Hinske
    Greg Dobbs
    Mitch Moreland

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No, but it’s two weeks…

  133. letsgobravos says:
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    Thanks to Zito, I’m still winning ERA and WHIP this week despite Herrera’s home run derby…9.82/1.71 to 17.36/2.36.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Road to attrition…

  134. SteveNZ says:
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    Capuano left the game with a calf strain. And there was I thinking he’d been pulled because he was shit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  135. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Any thoughts on Luis Jimenez, got good minor league numbers and saw he was up and hitting

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I just grabbed him in the RCL…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: and no mention in the rundowns yet, I like how you roll, and I’m not talking doobies

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sneaky!

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: did you miss my Blanks-Man post, or will you not dignify that with a response?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha… Yeah, I did miss it… Great movie!

  136. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    oh and Blanks-man is up too, I know how much you love him

  137. nightpandas says:
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    Norris or Tillman worth a pickup over D Robertson or K Herrera (15 team roto, keep 9, 26 moves left)

    • nightpandas says:
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      @nightpandas: or add a second bench bat to Segura: M Adams, Rasmus, Gutierrez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tillman over Herrera…

  138. SteveNZ says:
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    Damn Thank Christ I don’t have Doolittle active in the ol’ H2H today.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Thought the vulture win would have been nice…

  139. SteveNZ says:
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    Lowrie and Braun, that’s a shitty day.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lowrie’s my fault… My whole RCL went to pot the last few days…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Nah, I picked him up without any consultation. Hopefully just a little flat patch.

  140. Pipa says:
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    Would u trade Morse for Lester?!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  141. Long Bawls says:
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    Jesus. Betancourt used twice in a day. Gonna be Betancorpse..

    • Grey

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      Ha

  142. troy says:
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    is victorino beltre and niese for miggy and masterson a fair deal? should i get more for miggy and i def think niese is a upgrade over masterson not sold on his first 3 starts.

    • troy says:
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      @troy: or beltre victorino melky cabrera and niese for miggy and pence. let me know what you think

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