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In addition to the podcast, wanted to announce we are now selling Razzball T-Shirts. Again. These shirts are your basic top-of-the-line, can’t-find-them-anywhere-else, made-from-the-hoofs-of-small-piglets, and shipped-in-from-Oregon shirts.  Your usual shizz!  One shirt is designed by a cartoonist.  Another shirt is designed by me, so it reads simply SAGNOF!  Nothing else to it really.  Should be pretty self-explanatory how to order them.  Now, as for the podcast, we gave out some awards for 1st half performances — good and bad.  Like every poor excuse for an award show that announces fictitious awards there was no criteria other than what we were feeling at the time.  You know, sorta like the MTV Movie Awards, only Stifler wasn’t in attendance, leaving you saying, “Hey, where has Stifler been?”  My favorite award, the Why Can’t Ryan Zimmerman Do Anything When I Actually Own Him Award wasn’t announced on the show, but Ryan Zimmerman won it.  Luckily, he didn’t show up to pick up the award or I would’ve killed him.  Anyway, here’s the Razzball Podcast, now with rental tuxedos:

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  1. Prezii says:
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    I like fantasy sports and sarcasm…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Prezii, Hehe

  2. Carnac says:
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    I hope some tech-savvy person turns that Berkman error into a gif. Rather than describe it, just imagine an errant throw pulling 1B Chris Farley off the bag.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Carnac, Ha! Damn, missed it…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good call… Just saw the error on Deadspin…

  3. nightpandas says:
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    Keeper League and ROS:

    Kemp & AJax

    vs

    Hamilton & Jennings

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @nightpandas, Kemp

  4. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Lawrie just fell into the camera well – long drop.

    • VinWins

      VinWins says:
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      @VinWins, Leaves game, limping.

      • Chillmodious says:
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        @VinWins, Um, that looked pretty bad. Like, goodbye season, bad.

        • Awesomus Maximus

          Awesomus Maximus says:
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          @Chillmodious, It didn’t look good, that’s for sure.

        • VinWins

          VinWins says:
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          @Chillmodious, Right ankle hit hard.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @VinWins, Doh

  5. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    On the Hill Handicap

    Super Nova – named after Ivan Nova who seems to get a win regardless of how he pitches with the Yanks behind him.

    Anti-Cain – who had such a history of zero run support

    OLSOB – one lucky son of a bitch

    WAGWHO – Wins Are Good/Gold When you Have Offense

    WAEWHO – Wins Are Easy When you Have Offense

    just throwing stuff out there, very little thought, done on the fly

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate, I like Otto-Pitch better…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey, I will go back and look at the comments later, I’m actually doing actual work today

  6. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    I have not heard any chatter about Myers getting moved, You?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate, Yeah, he has to get moved for contract reasons…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey, I know that, but I figured you would be hearing about interested clubs by now. ie the Mets are looking at Broxton

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah… Gotcha…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey, Hey isn’t that an Anthony Edwards movie? sorry still loving on the Anthony Gose/Drunk Guy at a bar/ top gun reference

  7. Prezii says:
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    Well i was gonna say best podcast in weeks and i would love to open my mailbox to a fat, furry man with lucious “sweater kittens”… But im sad now seeing the lawrie comments.. sighh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Prezii, Are reports saying it’s real bad?

      • Prezii says:
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        @Grey, they say hes getting xrays for “precautionary” reasons so thats good i guess? I didnt see it happen..

        • Prezii says:
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          They say its his calf though..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, that doesn’t sound terrible…

          • VinWins

            VinWins says:
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            @Grey, Just the ol’ contusion.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Cust contusion, nice…

    • Prezii says:
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      Then i got happy cuz craig hit a bomb… Then i got sad again when i looked at wainwrights line… Thanx for the jinx rudy!!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yeah, Rudy’s a bad person…

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
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        @Prezii, Only 1 ER for Wainwright so far. 5 K in 3 IP.

        • Prezii says:
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          @VinWins, yeah im breathin easy now! Ticker shock!

  8. nyydj2 says:
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    Lawrie with x-rays neg. Day to day. Ortiz to the DL now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @nyydj2, Makes sense on Ortiz… Thanks for the heads up on Lawrie!

  9. Steve Stevenson says:
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    What do you think of Rizzo’s keeper value? H2H keeper, still in playoff position this year but just lost Votto and Ortiz. Give Garza (won’t be kept at his draft position) for Rizzo (who can be kept way late)? Seems like a no-brainer, but FA SP options aren’t great, and I could hold Garza and pick up goofs like Fowler and Headley.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Rizzo there… Very valuable in keepers… Lot more than Garza…

  10. Eddy says:
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    I think Bauer is getting sent down.

    • herschel says:
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      possible skaggs call up?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I hope so….

      • Eddy says:
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        @herschel,
        Arizona beat writer says RP Jonathan Albaladejo was in clubhouse. Collmenter probably slides back into rotation.

  11. smegma says:
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    Just got offered a big trade offer in 12 team h2h weekly points league that favors power bats:

    I give:
    Trout
    Freeman

    I get:
    M.Cabrera
    A.Ethier
    Lance Lynn

    I am in 1st place in points, but may have lost Lawrie for awhile at 3b with no back up (Chipper on ww). Trout has been on fire and Freeman is having a good year, so this isn’t an easy decision. Ethier and Cespedes are the other team’s best OFers after Stanton went down.

    My team:
    C: J.Montero
    1: Konerko
    2: Kinsler
    SS: Jeter
    3: Lawrie (dtd)
    IF: Rizzo
    OF: Braun (dtd)
    OF: McCutchen
    OF: Trout
    UT: Swisher
    B: Freeman, D.Jennings

    SP (start 4): Gallardo,Latos,A.Sanchez,Kuroda
    RP (start 2): Chapman,Valverde
    B: Masterson, Sheets, Buchholz,Aceves
    IR: Gardner, Pettitte

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @smegma, It’s fair, I’d do it in a non-keeper…

      • smegma says:
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        @Grey,

        Thanks for the quick reply…it is a non-keeper. Do you really like this deal or just kind of? Should I drop Buchholz or Sheets to make roster room after the trade? Again, thanks for your help – your advice has helped get me this far!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Just kinda and we don’t even know how long Lawrie will be out…

          • smegma says:
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            @Grey,

            How about him giving Gio rather than Lynn or adding a catcher swap with me giving J.Montero for his Mauer?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Gio’s better than Lynn.

              • Crap says:
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                @Grey, Just to be clear I’d be getting miggy not melky if that changes your opinion

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  @Crap, Nah, I knew that… Lawrie’s due back Friday, trade’s not necessary…

                  • smegma says:
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                    @Grey,

                    Dead horse needs last kick…do I take this:

                    I give:
                    Trout
                    Freeman

                    I get:
                    Miggy
                    Ethier
                    Gio

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Looks solid for you…

                    • smegma says:
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                      @Grey,
                      He will take the deal if I throw in a “so-so” SP and I would have to drop a player in this deal anyway. Should I give Masterson or Sheets to make this trade? Would you give any better SP (Buchholz maybe)?

  12. herschel says:
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    @Grey: best sagnof in a weekly roto league? r. davis, gose, dyson, ciriaco or amarista?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @herschel, Rajai

  13. letsgobravos says:
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    Looks like James McDonald forgot how to pitch over the break. Wish I had traded him when I had the chance last week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, looks like he’s regressing a bit….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      In Colorado is no easy task though…

    • Prezii says:
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      @letsgobravos, yeah its an early coors game.. give him a break. See how he handles the next few innings with a second chance at a W.

  14. Prezii says:
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    Damn grey, ur scutaro pick is lookin money right now! =D

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I told you!

      • Prezii says:
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        @Grey, hahaha!

  15. Wilsonian says:
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    Would you vote for Pedro over Lind at UTIL to rotate with Jennings depending on what is needed in an H2H league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I’d go with Pedro…

  16. The Talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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    K – ROD is just a catastrophe at closer… he’s like Marmol. got that save by the skin of his …

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Yup… What a mess…

  17. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Just found Otto-Pitch. That’s f-ing awesome. The rest of us should just stop trying. It won’t get better than that. If the devil could hear me clap then we would be in the future….technologically. but seriously, I’m clapping in my office.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! Yeah, I thought so too…

  18. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Who do you like as a short-term (hopefully, depending on Ortiz) pickup in a H2H: Rasmus or Fowler?

    Would normally go Rasmus, but he’s been slumping, and Fowler’s been hot again and has a nice schedule the next 2 weeks: after 3 games in Petco this weekend, he gets 3 in ARI followed by a 9-game homestand.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, go with Fowler…

  19. Steve says:
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    I think it’s Yonder time again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, just picked him up in one league…

  20. royce! says:
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    Wandy Rodriguez hates me. Well it’s mutual, Wandy!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You guys play nice!

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey, He started it!

  21. weas says:
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    I have one more move this week to use on a stream…

    Wei-Yin Chen @MIN or Jeff Francis @SD?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chen

  22. jack says:
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    Excuse me for a minute, MIKE NAPOLI YOU ARE A POS! I got you four weeks ago and all you do is K with guys on base. 2 for 30 something RISP!

    it’s sickening how much you suck. put yourself out of our mutual misery or I’ll drop you for John Buck.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha….

    • jack says:
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      @jack, He just Ked again with runner in scoring position!!!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @jack, He’s the devil…

  23. Steve says:
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    C’mon Ethier – let’s have some pinch-hit happiness…

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, Better than a kick in the nuts I suppose.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        There ya go, positive thinking!

  24. Bernie Brewer says:
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    With Bauer sent down, I’m cutting him loose. Please rank waiver SP: Sheets, Milone, McAllister.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Milone, Sheets

  25. Steve says:
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    Aww CarGo. You’ve been good to me today, but a little something extra there would have been nice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Greedy…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, I know, I know. But at least I acknowledged his previous good deed.

        Oh look, Betancourt gets the heart of the order in a game his team is losing. Bound to end well.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Definitely!

        • Steve says:
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          @Steve, Well, OK then.

  26. Steve says:
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    Oh – and as TheNewGuy pointed out elsewhere, Butler getting 1B eligibility is quite handy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, for sure…

  27. quimmy says:
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    So i turned down that crawford for joey bats offer, thx for the advice byw. He upped the offer to crawford and cespedes for joey bats. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is this a keeper?

      • quimmy says:
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        @Grey, it is, but I would only be able to keep joey bats for 1 more at a 3rd rd cost as apposed to crawford 3rd rd for 3 years, droppable at any point and cespedes 14th rd for 3 years, droppable at any point.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d want Bautista…

  28. Steve says:
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    Hamilton + Lynn for Miggy. That’s not crazy is it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, not crazy at all…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Didn’t think so. Just went down in the ol’ H2H. Means that one guys has Pujols and Miggy now…

  29. DaddyAoki says:
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    Buehrle @ Cubbies or Buchholz vs White Sox or Chen vs Twins? Best 2 out of 3?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Buehrle, Chen

  30. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Just listened to the Podcast and have to point out that Howie Kendrick could be one of your biggest pre-season blunders too. I too was seduced by the idea of him hitting in front of poo hole, but we forgot the Sociaopath factor that loves Macier Izturis more than a buffet. worst 7th rounder ever….for me!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, that’s true… Forgot about him b/c I’m in multiple league with Funston and he was drafting him in the 4th and 5th rounds… So I didn’t get him…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey, ha ha you have to play with fat head funston.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha… He looks like Tim Curry…

    • VinWins

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      @Jack Full of Hate, You must be a great drafter if a guy hitting .278 with 5 HR and 6 SB is your worst 7th round pick. The 7th round in my RCL included Stubbs, Youkilis, Michael Young, Krispie, and Crawford.

      I took Kendrick much earlier.

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @VinWins, I was a little shocked myself he fell to me at 7th, and this was RCL. I usually do really well in those rounds in the past. I thought it was a steal and turned out to be a catcher who plays second base this year. The guy literally gets a day off every week at least. Of course this is the same league that laughed when I took Castro in the fourth. Had they known that the Adrian Gonzalez/Justin Upton at the end of the 1st/ beginning of the 2nd was the biggest joke ever.

        • VinWins

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          @Jack Full of Hate, Everybody laughed when I took Howie in the 4th. Turns out they were right. I got him in the 7th next draft. He averaged early 6th round.

  31. royce! says:
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    Last year, Napoli was by far the best argument for the Popeil system.. this year, he’s the terrible, terrible opposite. I have him on the RCL team that I took over and he’s a drain on an otherwise good offense (mostly thanks to Trout). I’m not dropping him, but I am going to have to drop a closer to pick up a temporary replacement… sucks that it’s come down to this, but fortunately I am in first by 45 saves. Farewell, K-Rod! We didn’t really get to know each other, but I’ve always thought you were a total douche!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… He’s done plenty to warrant that too!

  32. Steve says:
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    Bruce is really starting to piss me off.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Starting?

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Yeah he’s in the lineup, but same old crappy shizz. I know he’ll carry me some weeks, but I’m running out of weeks.

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Oh – I get you now. I’m trying to give him the benefit of the doubt because I know what he can do, but…

  33. crock says:
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    Which side you like better:

    Jose Reyes/Carlos Santana or Hanley Ramirez/Salvador Perez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hanley

  34. Joe says:
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    I’m rolling with Hosmer and Ike at 1B in a 10 team keeper. Worth it to try and deal Lester for Goldschmidt or just roll with what I’ve got? I’d probably drop Davis if I made a deal like that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Goldy there…

  35. Steven says:
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    Grey-

    Which side wins? Buchholtz/shields/nellie cruz or a-gon/cj Wilson

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      CJ

  36. nightpandas says:
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    ROS

    Werth or AJax?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jakcson

  37. Wake Up says:
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    Rickie Weeks or Cuddyer for the ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wake Up, Cuddyer

  38. Grey

    Grey says:
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    Where’s everyone that fell in love with Latos when he was facing the Giants and Padres?

    • Slappy Pappy says:
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      @Grey, Looking at the Reds schedule to see when they play the Astros so they can starting posting again.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        HA! Probably…

    • herschel says:
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      @Grey, from Dallas Latos twitter page:

      @npbreezy @DallasLatos I’ll trade you Sanchez for Latos

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha!

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Grey, Tatman cancels out Latos’ tat power, leaving him exposed to the Cool Bull…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Nice avatar, btw…

  39. herschel says:
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    @Grey: think K-rod hangs on to the closer job this season or at some point they go back to ax?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Won’t have it long the way K-Rod’s pitching… Imagine they try and get Axford the ball in the ninth again…

  40. Steve says:
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    Clippard better get his shit together here.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can’t say I have the same feelings since I have Storen stashed in an NL-Only…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, He did. Not a J-Zimm owner?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah, didn’t get him anywhere…

  41. nightpandas says:
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    Carlos Lee over D Young, Crisp, Boneface ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Young

  42. herschel says:
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    @Grey: any chance skaggs gets the call in ari or is it frequent collmenter?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think it’s Frequent, unfortunately…

  43. pubscout says:
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    wainwright/schafer or chapman/bourjos?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wainwright, it’s fair…

  44. drew says:
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    would you trade chris sale for crawford?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t but it’s fair…

  45. Steve says:
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    The Braves need to score and then we want to see some Medlen.

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, Noooooo – It’s a Hold I need. Damn fools.

      • Prezii says:
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        @Steve, easy double play right here….

      • Steve says:
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        @Steve, Pppppffftttt.

  46. Prezii says:
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    GAHHH! Lorenzo cain of sugar is beastin right now… I really dont want to go thru start/sit hell again but i really wanna grab him before sum1 else does… I hyped him up and drafted him this year so i have ties to him…

    In ur opinion, is he a “must add”? I love me sum slam and legs…

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Prezii, Already picked him up in a 16 team league. Debating on snagging him in my 8 teamer, if that makes you feel any better.

      • Prezii says:
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        My squad has been on a tear i really shouldnt screw with it.. i may have a lightweight man crush on cain but if i dont pick him up one of my buddies will.. just to spite me.. cuz thats how they roll..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, add, man… Add!

  47. Wilsonian says:
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    Man, I’m struggling with what to do here. Just dealt Peavy for Nellie and dropped Lind for Hughes to replace the Peav. I kinda dig Pedro. I don’t cre about average. All I need is power. MORE POWER!!! So of Pedro, Moose, and Freeman, which two are you taking?

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Wilsonian, Could throw Cain into the mix, too.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Wilsonian, Moose, Freeman

  48. Steve says:
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    Another blown save for Casilla. That’s 5 of his last 8 if you’re keeping score at home.

    I’m not – I saw it on Twitter.

    • Awesomus Maximus

      Awesomus Maximus says:
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      @Steve, At this point, I honestly want him to lose the job so I can drop him.

      • Steve says:
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        @Awesomus Maximus, Damn opponent’s now going to get a vulture win out of him.

        Though I have got two of the luckiest Holds in all creation this week so I can’t complain.

        But sometimes I still do…

        • Awesomus Maximus

          Awesomus Maximus says:
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          @Steve, It’s a BS Win… or as the Glossary calls it, a sphinctory.

  49. Chavo says:
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    Who would you rather have for the rest of the year? Harper or Reddick?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chavo, Harper

  50. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: are you on The Franchise? Opening scene this week is Giancarlo going to the hospital for his knee surgery….brought a tear to my eye.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Herschel, I couldn’t bear to watch that…

  51. Where is Paul Lo Duca? says:
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    This may be a stupid question, but, we still think Brandon Belt is going to be a Big Deal (TM), correct?

    He was dropped in a deep 14 team (keep an unlimited # of guys basically forever) and I’m trying to figure out just how much I want to spend…

    And a hypothetical, would you rather have Brandon Belt or Oscar Taveras as a keeper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Where is Paul Lo Duca?, I think Belt could be a late bloomer… Belt over Tavares… Spend $2 on him…

  52. EK says:
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    Pls rank these starts?
    12 team H2H pts:

    Detwiler vs ATL
    Francis @ SD
    Pomeranz @ SD
    Collmenter vs HOU
    Vargas @ TB
    Estrada @ CIN

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