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We talk at length about Tim Lincecum and Roy Oswalt.  Then the Brandon Belt subject hits and I lose my cool with Bruce Bochy.  Someone needs to shake some sense into that man’s ginormous head!  Why can’t they just give Belt a shot?  Did Belt make some crack directed towards Bochy that he couldn’t see the TV like in the movie, So I Married An Axe Murderer?  “Well, that’s a huge noggin. That’s a virtual planetoid.  It has its own weather.”  And, apparently, it doesn’t like Brandon Belt.  Well, it’s a holiday so I’m gonna try not to annoy myself too much.  Have a safe one today and make sure to throw the firecrackers away from your body.  And the firecrackers that shoot back at you, aim those towards yourself so they shoot the other way.  Oh, and there’s the Siamese Beaver!  That you have to hear about yourself.  Anyway, here’s the Razzball Podcast, now with more beaver:

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  1. Nico says:
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    Santos or Cashner for 1 DL spot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Santos

  2. Jake says:
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    For a points league:

    Ryan Howard or Anthony Rizzo for next year? (or is it too early to make an educated guess?)

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo

  3. Steven says:
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    Grey-

    What do you think of this trade proposal?

    Me getting-Victorino,Quentin and Lynn

    Me giving- C.J Wilson

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not crazy about it…

  4. Matt2 says:
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    Is Morales worth starting now against NY or is he droppable now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matt2, I wouldn’t start him against the Yanks…

  5. Jon says:
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    I’m looking ahead to this weekend… unfortunately my ERA/WHIP are already rocked because of bad starts from Oswalt, Anibal and MadBum. I may just start everyone and go all in for Ws and Ks (ignoring ERA/WHIP), or I might still sit some guys depending on where my opponent is. Who would you sit?

    FRI Cobb @ CLE, Milone vs SEA
    SAT Hughes @ BOS
    SUN Capuano @ ARI, Estrada @ HOU, Lester vs NYY, Oswalt vs MIN, Anibal @ STL, Zimmermann vs COL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon, I’d just start everyone like you said…

  6. Bit of a stalemate for my league. In third and not far out. I am thinking of offering a make or break trade offer to the 2nd place team. This is a 7 keeper points league and I’d still have keepers McCutch/Trout/Hamels/Pence/Uggla to hold onto for now:

    Here is what I am going to offer.

    Offer: HanRam-Hosmer-Tulo-Lynn-Swisher

    For: J.Upton-Stanton-D.Price-Encarnacion

    Which side would you prefer?

    • Bill Lumbergh says:
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      @MetalManic, I’d prefer the Upton/Stanton/Price side.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MetalManic, Agree with Bill

  7. Joey Belle says:
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    I feel like you pumped up Ian Desmond in the off-season, but now that he’s the #1 ranked SS in the league, he gets no love here. What the dilly? Any chance he keeps it up, to the tune of 25/15?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joey Belle, I got nothing but love for him, never said a bad thing (that I remember)…. I think he can do 22+/12+….

  8. matt says:
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    i give Lind + 2 2nd rounders for Lince + 2 7th rounders

    DYNASTY

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @matt, Sounds decent…

      • matt says:
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        @Grey, YA PRETTY GOOD FOR A MIDDLE RELIEVER

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hehe

  9. Jake says:
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    What up Grey!

    Follow up question from earlier.

    Some dude dropped Haren. You responded with a Blech.

    I havent been following Haren this year (prior to his drop I had no interest in him)

    Should I pick up Haren using a high waiver claim? Pick up Haren once/if he gets through waivers? Or leave him be.

    Im in 1st place by a fair margin and have a near guaranteed playoff spot so I can pick him up and sit on him untill he improves if that matters…

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jake, I wouldn’t pick him up… Just got home from a BBQ, but last I heard he was headed to the DL as I said this morning…

  10. Herschel says:
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    Happy 4th grey and razzballnation….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Herschel, You too, Hersch!

  11. chata says:
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    another thing in a long list of things that suck for me :

    rotoinfo shows wigginton taking the 4th off , so i sit him .

    charlie manuel , in all of his infinite wisdom and with the score 7-2 in his
    favor (and papelbon warming up in the bullpen) , decides to pinch hit
    wiggington , for pierre , with 2 outs in the top of the 9th .

    of course , wigginton hits a 2 run homer to make the score 9-2 .

    why , charlie ?
    why ??

    i hate that shizz .

    • Lubey says:
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      @chata, Cholly was just getting wiggy wit it man. I love that shizz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, Yeah, super annoying…

  12. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    Jesus Montero nailed in the face with a foul ball while catching, left the game.

    Been itching to replace him with Sal Perez, but not enough to hope he’s hurt bad.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Shin-Soo Choo Choo, Ouch

  13. The Burghler says:
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    12 team h2h 7×7 with ops/ks

    Jesus Motntero or Avila at catcher?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Burghler, Montero if not injured….

  14. chata says:
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    “umpire’s interference” , on what was supposed to be a double steal by
    a-rod and swisher (but swisher stayed at 1st) , in the top of the 7th .
    a-rod was sent back to 2nd base , due to the ruling .

    never seen that before .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, Yeah, you see it once in a blue moon…

  15. Billy says:
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    trade help!! 14 team h2h league… Im a Jays fan and this is a tough one or maybe not as i might have my jays blinders on… this deal was offered to me…

    I trade Lawrie and Markakis for Adam jones and Matt Wieters

    i really dont want to trade Lawrie but i like this deal. I have Middlebrooks as fill in at 3b…

    • Bill Lumbergh says:
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      @Billy, I’d take Jones & Wieters.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Billy, Agree with Bill

  16. Bill Lumbergh says:
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    @Grey: 12 team keeper league. Trade my Greinke & Jarrod Parker for his CJ Wilson, Tommy Hanson, & Trevor Bauer? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bill Lumbergh, Sounds decent… Bauer’s obviously a wild card…

  17. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    How’s it feel knowing Chase Utley hates you?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Awesomus Maximus, Why does he hate me? We had a lot of good times together….

      • Awesomus Maximus

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        @Grey, I don’t know why… but he hits a HR every time you post something negative about him. Plus he told me your a clown ‘pert, bro.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha… Damn, that’s rough…

  18. chata says:
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    old people sometimes forget shizz .
    today , i’m glad i remembered (back in 2009) to put ervin santana
    on my dead-to-me list .

    can you put a manager on your d-t-m list ?
    why is magoo always screwing with david price’s games ??
    farnsworth ?
    farnsworth ??
    are you kidding me ???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, Ha… You love Magoo!

  19. Lubey says:
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    Yo Grey,

    Just wanted to commend you for the Tillman advice.

    Happy 4th brotha!!!

    • Lubey says:
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      @Lubey, and Im blowing off some fingers for Rudy tonight!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lubey, Happy 4th!

  20. chata says:
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    @ oaktown
    @ prezii

    nice SWEEP .

    • prezii says:
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      @chata, hellll yeahh! Now we gotta get thru that tough seattle lineup..

  21. chata says:
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    nesn’s post-game interview segment is called
    Bobby V’s Wrap .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, Ha! Seriously?

      • chata says:
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        @Grey,

        absolutely .

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hope you’re having a good 4th, O.

  22. agarthered says:
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    Adding Cashner to my DL, who to replace with?

    Estrada/Volquez/Wood/Fister/Fiers/Floyd

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @agarthered, Estrada

  23. yankees2012 says:
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    Hello Grey,
    Get this – I had 5 guys throwing yesterday – FHer, JZimm, Capuano, Cashner and Aniballs. 1 stinkin’ Win from 5 f’n guys! What the what!!!

    Oh well. Here are 2 quickies for you:
    1. Should I add Neil Walker or Amarista(?) for Chris Nelson at 2B (I won’t say I owned Walker a few weeks back)

    2. Should I add Estrada for Cashner who I assume will be DL’d or dropped outright

    Thanks much Grey and happy fourth!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @yankees2012, Walker… Estrada… Drop Cashner… Happy 4th!

  24. yankees2012 says:
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    One more Grey – is Tillman worth and add in a 12 Team H2H?

    Thanks again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @yankees2012, I’d hold him…But it was the M’s…

  25. TheNewGuy says:
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    There we go Lee went out and got his first win and dealt.

    Knew that would happen when I benched him, I’ll take the credit for this one Lee owners.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, About time!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Oh, thanks for benching him…Finally!

  26. ILLmjdINI says:
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    Which player will be a better value for ROS: Kenley or Uggla? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ILLmjdINI, Uggla

  27. prezii says:
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    Happy birthday rudy!!! Haha and the rant was great grey..

    I asked a few streamers and you said gee.. but gee is taken already.. sooo

    Arroyo @ SD Richards
    Bailey @ SD wells
    Bedard VS SF Zito
    Miley VS LAD Eovaldi

    Out of those whos ur pick for a good day? Happy forth man! Drink up!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Bailey… Happy 4th!

    • prezii says:
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      Im feelin like streamin against LAD will net a win everytime? No ethier or kemp…

      • prezii says:
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        For sherezer my friend!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        It couldn’t too much… Streaming vs the Padres never terrible either…

  28. Steve says:
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    Er, Leake – this wasn’t what I ordered.

    Happy 4th, statesiders!

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, Get a double play, fool.

      • prezii says:
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        @Steve, look at the comment above.. ha dodgers read razzball!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, Steve!

  29. Abdoozy says:
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    So I look at the Dodgers starting lineup and say “damn, if ever there was a Quad A lineup this is it.” then I turn on the game…

    Not sure if this says more about baseball, or just Leake.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, don’t bet on baseball…

  30. Slappy Pappy says:
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    Vas deferens, siamese beavers, and Noah Wyle? That’s a clown podcast bro.

    Appreciate your take on Bauer. I like the potential, but I also like winning ERA and WHIP. 12 Tean HTH redraft.
    Give him a few more starts or drop him for:
    Morales
    Estrada
    McCarthy

    Thanks for working on the Holiday!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! Thanks! I’d hold him for now… Happy 4th!

      • Slappy Pappy says:
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        @Grey, Right back at ya buddy.

  31. Mennonite Sports guy says:
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    Remember that huge league I am in? Someone dropped Wade Miley! I think he is worth a pickup, dropping Chris Tillman. Am I right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re right…

  32. Mennonite Sports guy says:
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    What has happened to De Aza? He only has one steal in the last 30 days!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He had a good game yesterday… Well, everyone but Beckham did yesterday on the Sox…

  33. prezii says:
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    Sat rizzo today.. damnit!

    One sits tomorrow, who is it?

    Rasmus VS KC – hoshaver
    Lawrie VS KC -hoshaver
    Heyward VS ChC – Garza
    Rizzo @ ATL – minor
    Cruz @ CHW – quintana

    Im tryin to trade to clear a spot but no takers.. =(

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cruz… You might have give a 2 for 1 that isn’t as great to clear room…

      • prezii says:
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        @Grey, i know, im fine with that.. but i dont want to under sale just cuz im in a hurry to clear it up. But i agree, over the break im gonna really try to move a couple out.. ughh

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @prezii, Yeah, they’re some good names that you should be able to get something….

  34. Steven says:
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    Grey-

    Would you give up A.Gonzalez,T.Clippard, and C.J.Wilson for N.Cruz,S.Victorino,and C.Capuano?

    Who Wins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wilson side…

  35. aj says:
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    13 team 5×5 roto…which two do i keep?
    belt, lomo, pena
    R 6
    hr 6
    rbi 6 sb 12
    ave2

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lomo, Pena

  36. Eddy says:
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    Grey,

    B.McCarthy was dropped in a 12-team league. There’s been no recent update on his injury. Worth claiming and stashing or you think he’ll be out longer than three weeks or so?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      3 weeks sounds about right…

  37. prezii says:
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    Rasmus and rizzo for reyes? Dude was tryin to sell reyes a couple weeks ago..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair if you need steals…

      • prezii says:
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        @Grey, u think i should aim little higher? Or is that about good value wise?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s decent value if you need steals…

  38. Steven says:
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    Grey-

    Who wins

    Agonzalez tclippard cjwilson or ncruz svictorino ccapuano

    Thanks

    • Steven says:
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      I tried to put bonafacio in there instead of clippard because there are no more closers available. So he said Cruz,Quentin,Capuano for Gonzo,Bonafacio and Wilson. He said if i keep clippard in I get Victorino in the deal.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Answered above

      • Steven says:
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        @Grey, Sorry didn’t see it. i didn’t think it went through

  39. aj says:
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    sorry one correction…13 team 5×5 roto…which two do i keep?
    belt, lomo, pena, colvin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lomo, Pena for right now…

  40. Steve says:
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    Who would you rather start tomorrow?

    Richards v BAL or Eovaldi @ ARI?

    And would you take Laffey for a spin on Friday @ CWS or would you prefer Arroyo or Wells at Petco?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Richards… Arroyo…

  41. royce! says:
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    Streamed the podcast on a long drive with an upset baby, which made the entire experience a bit more performance-arty than I expect you all intended. “An expletive filled rant about Brandon Belt accompanied by a screaming baby? Put it in the Guggenheim!” Everyone’s going to walk out of that show thinking, “I still don’t know what a siamese beaver is… That’s art!!!”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! “Honey, I don’t think we’re supposed to know… That’s what makes it so interesting!”

  42. Steve says:
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    Holy Grandal.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, OBPwulf!

  43. Steven says:
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    Grey-

    Guy in my league is desperatly trying to move Adrian Gonzalez and C.J Wilson.

    I have Rizzo and LaRoche and Pujols for 1B and Utl. Would you move Pujols for Wilson and Gonzalez? or am i losing out on that big?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Wilson and A-Gon…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You got me!

      • @Grey, Heh, bonus points for anyone who knows who that actually is. I saw that pic and got the instant “That reminds me of…”

        • Steve says:
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          @Elijah, Is it Lindsay Buckingham from Fleetwood Mac?

  44. Random Collmenter says:
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    Was offered haren + trumbo for greinke.

    Am I crazy for rejecting this?

    I do need HRs but I also need Ks.

    Do u consider haren a Shmohawk or a buy lowhawk at this point?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stay away from Haren…

  45. Mystery Meat says:
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    Would you rather have Jon Niese or Jarrod Parker for the rest of the year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Niese

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