Don't be shellfish...Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+

I liked me some Brandon Morrow, but I’m thinking of the old Morrow (not Edward Murrow) that had no control and sat down hitters like he was a furniture salesman whose favorite line was, “Try it out.”  I talked briefly in our last podcast about Morrow.  Rudy tends to think Morrow is a new and improved pitcher.  I think Rudy’s standing too close to a newly-glued diorama.  I just want to get out the facts about Morrow that we think we know compared to what we do know.  FACT:  He’s never had control.  NOT FACT:  Without control, he’s now able to pitch the ball exactly where hitters can make contact, but not get a base hit.  FACT:  His FIP is saying he’s getting lucky.  NOT FACT:  He can leave more runners on than other pitchers.  FACT:  His career walk rate is 4.39.  NOT FACT:  This year he can continue to shave more than two walks per nine off his rate.  FACT:  He pitches in the AL East.  NOT FACT:  He has a parakeet named, Chisel Jaw, that he dresses up in WWII pilot gear with a mini parachute.  FACT:  He’s injury prone.  NOT FACT:  Whenever he orders halibut, he shrugs and says, “I don’t know why I’m ordering this.  Maybe just for the halibut.”  FACT:  He’s at the peak of his value.  NOT FACT:  He liked Jordin Sparks’ latest album on Facebook.  Anyway, here’s some more players to buy or sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Steve Cishek – Ozzie wrapped a towel around his neck, had Joey Cora spray him with some water so it looked like he just stepped out of a sauna and said Heath Bell’s still his closer.  Two things I don’t agree with there.  First, Heath Bell’s terrible no matter how many times Ozzie says he’s the closer.  Second, if you spray olive oil instead of water, it holds the look of perspiration much better.

Edward Mujica – Member what I said about Heath Bell about twelve words ago?  Yup.

Brian Fuentes – I’d pick up Fuentes in some leagues.  I’d pick up Ryan Cook in some leagues.  I’d even pick up that Eddie Murphy movie guy, Norberto, in some leagues.  But this is far from a clear path to SAGNOF success.

Scott Downs – The Sciosciapath needs Adderall after replacing his closer for one blown save.  I think Walden gets the job back (or back, back, back if Chris Berman is reading), but Downs should definitely be owned.

David Robertson – I went over him this morning.  Try hitting down on your scrolly finger.

Matt Thornton – It’s been a long winding road for Hector Santiago this first month of the season.  At times he looked hittable and at other times he made Matt Thornton actually look good.

Jason Vargas – Marginer!

Chris Capuano – He’s no spring chicken.  His time for greatness has past (unless he goes to Japan, reinvents himself and returns a new pitcher named, Chris Dragono), but he could be that ever-elusive pitcher at the back end of your staff that stabilizes things.  Think Kuroda when he was in LA.

Drew Smyly – People are sure taking a long time to add The Emoticon.  I don’t trust people who el oh el after everything on Facebook that isn’t remotely funny — “Oh my God, my baby just wet itself while I was talking to the bank teller el oh el el oh el el oh el!”  Unless your baby is 37 years old, that’s not funny — But an emoticon?  It’s so innocuous.  And it has Ks.

Mike Trout – Unlike Bryce Harper, I don’t think Trout is deep-water fish.  He could give you 10+ homers and 25 steals right now.  On a side note, for my birthday, I want a picture of Trout, Tim Salmon, Kevin Bass and me in snorkel gear.  Someone make that happen.  Thank you.

Jed Lowrie – WHO! (While Healthy Own)

Alcides Escobar – WHO!  (Now the H is hitting, instead of healthy.)

Josh Reddick – WHO!  (Who let the dogs out?)

Ty Wigginton – I picked up Wigginton to replace Zimmerman and he’s been better than him.  And that’s not saying anything.  That’s like the opposite of saying something.  It’s like the guy who blinked that novel not even blinking.

Allen Craig – Know why he’s here?  Because of this:  Random Razzball Commenter, “Wow, surprised not to see Allen Craig on this list.”

Will Middlebrooks – I just went over my Will Middlebrooks fantasy.  If you click on that link, you’ll burn 7 calories.  You’re welcome, Michelle Obama!

Tony Campana – He steals like the wind… Did you hear that last line in my voice?  I’m in your head now.  Hey, what’s this thing do?  Oops, I think I just spilled chocolate sauce on your medulla oblongata.  I’ll leave your head now.  Sorry.

Chris Johnson – On one hand, I like Chris Johnson.  On the other hand, I don’t like Astro hitters.  On the third lesser known hand that is actually a mitten on a broomstick, Johnson’s hitting over .300 with some slight speed and power.

Pedro Alvarez – If you went up to a girl at the bar and asked her if you should pick up Chris Davis or Pedro Alvarez, she’d smell the desperation on you.  Here, at Razzball, we welcome desperation and Pedro Alvarez.

SELL

Bryce Harper – But he uses the Shroud of Turin to apply eye black!  And he once ordered pizza to Syracuse from Rome, Italy on a borrowed cell phone!  And he has a butterfly named after him!  The Bryce Harpertail is rare and only found on the island of Guam, but it’s named after him!  Guys (and 4 girls), he’s not going to be the greatest thing since a Hello Kitty toaster this year.  He was struggling in the minors.  Maybe he was disinterested, as most 19 year old’s get, but he’s still only a 10-15 homer, 10-15 steal guy right now.  His value because of hype is way above that.  I wouldn’t sell him for a Groupon to the Ren-Faire, but I’d explore options.  (Don’t sell in keepers.  I’m talking about redraft leagues here.)

Danny Espinosa – It’s with much rueful rumination and fervor that I gather words that I don’t use when I’m speaking or really know what they mean, when I tell you Espinosa is a wanksta that needs some serious minor league seasoning.

Adam Lind – You win some, and you draft Adam Lind and he’s not winsome.

  1. Commish Cauda says:
    (link)

    Lost Mo. Needs saves in a deep H2H-Points league

    Trade Smoak for Kenley Jansen? Or keep Smoak and pick up Addison Reed or Thornton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Commish Cauda, Jansen

    • WhineSpritzer says:
      (link)

      @Commish Cauda, Good luck pulling that off!

  2. Baron Von Vulturewins

    Baron Von Vulturewins says:
    (link)

    Before we go any further, let’s have a moment of silence for Adam Yauch, AKA MCA.

    Okay, thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Baron Von Vulturewins, …

      • Wilsonian says:
        (link)

        @Grey, ………………….

        • @Wilsonian, ….

  3. herschel says:
    (link)

    @Grey: how do you rank “the replacements”? dolis, cishek, fuentes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @herschel, Dolis, Cishek…

  4. BASH says:
    (link)

    Cishek or Mujica ? I can only pick one GREY!!!

    • beardcrabs says:
      (link)

      @BASH, you better pick one before both are gone…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @BASH, Cishek

  5. Howard says:
    (link)

    @Grey, How come the girl at the bar has a moustache? Yeah I’m desperate, 3B are dropping like freshman at frosh week! I’m gonna go with your earlier recommendation of Davis. I’m sure Bill James would concur! Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Howard, Cool

  6. mets fan says:
    (link)

    Grey when do you think Rizzo gets the call up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @mets fan, Julyish

  7. smegma says:
    (link)

    Grey,

    Please help with a potential trade. Other team wants to trade 2 for 1 due to Fister coming off his DL (hackles up on 2 for 1). Basically he wants some value rather than dropping a pitcher to ww. My pitching isn’t really deep after Luebke went down (Cahill/Parker range is next with Aceves as RP#2). No players were specified but he’s looking at pitchers. Would you trade any one of the following:

    Gallardo
    Latos
    A. Sanchez
    Minor (he’s less excited about)

    for 2 of the following:

    Jeremy Hellickson
    Hiroki Kuroda
    Chris Sale (probably off limits)
    Scott Downs
    Marcum, Mil S
    Sean Marshall, Cin RP
    Neftali Feliz, Tex (worried about “extra days” between starts in weekly league)
    Tim Hudson, Atl SP PP
    Jake Peavy, CWS SP PP
    Joe Saunders
    Doug Fister*, Det SP

    Or just hold and see if he drops someone good?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @smegma, Minor and Latos for Peavy and Marcum…

      • smegma says:
        (link)

        @Grey,

        Did you mean Minor or Latos for Peavy and Marcum? He’s looking for 2 for 1 trade.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          @smegma, Minor or Latos for Peavy and Marcum… Sorry…

    • WhineSpritzer says:
      (link)

      @smegma, Err Mike Minor for Sale and Hellickson. Sure.

  8. chump dumper says:
    (link)

    I’m glad i drop Marmolade a few days ago so I didn’t have the latest embarrassment.

    Anywho…..I’m liking what Hammel is doing…..but do you like him more than Emoticon? el-oh-el!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @chump dumper, Ha… Yeah…

  9. The Vaporizers says:
    (link)

    Can’t Mike Carp get a little love and get an invite to this photo shoot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @The Vaporizers, Let him do something…

  10. VT420 says:
    (link)

    Mike Carp doesn’t get the invite for your snorkel birthday picture?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @VT420, Ha… Yeah, make it happen!

      • Steve says:
        (link)

        @Grey, I hope Sid Bream is taking the picture.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Well played

  11. cw says:
    (link)

    Hey Grey, what can I expect in return for Harper? Cespedes? Give me an idea of OF I could target w/ Harper as bait.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @cw, Cespedes and a closer… But just Cespedes is fair…

  12. J-Birdis says:
    (link)

    Still not buying Belt even with Panda going down and Belt apparently getting a chance to start every day?

    Just dropped Wiggy for Belt in my RCL Util slot… You down with that?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @J-Birdis, It’s cool… Yeah, like to see him do something powerwise…

  13. cw says:
    (link)

    Ardolis Chapman for Harper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @cw, I’d take Harper…

  14. Mr. Rickey says:
    (link)

    12 team 5X5 roto- I drafted Bell and Wilson and will never waste another pick on a closer in the first half of a draft. Here is my pitching staff:

    F-Her
    Baumgarner
    Gio
    Jaime Garcia
    Cahill
    Peavy
    Drabek
    Colon
    Bell
    Casilla
    Cishek

    Available: Fuentes, Mujica, Walden (waivers), Rauch, Cashner, Fireri

    Make any moves and if so, who to drop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Mr. Rickey, I’d hold for now… But be ready to switch out Cishek for Walden…

  15. chump dumper says:
    (link)

    Cespedes just sounds like a bad disease when you go to Mexico and drink too much and wind up sleeping with a chick who has more hair on her face than you do…..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @chump dumper, HA!

  16. BigAl says:
    (link)

    Scrapping for saves since Wilson went down … plz rank these replacements that are available in my 12-team 5×5 league:

    Dolis – Cishek – Thorton – Reed – Mujica

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @BigAl, Dolis, Cishek..

      • BigAl says:
        (link)

        @Grey, thank you sir

  17. Wilsonian says:
    (link)

    Offered the following:

    My K-Rob/Crash for his Capps/Moose

    I’m more than inclined to say no. It’s my pops who’s offering and he’s a Yankee fan. He does know his shizz, though, so I can’t fully exploit him. Would you do this if he swapped Capps for Jansen? Side note: lost Longo, but have E5 (although I don’t fully trust him, either).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Wilsonian, Yeah, I’d do it for Jansen…

  18. ThE sHiT says:
    (link)

    @Grey: Some dude in my RCL dropped Trout. I burned my 7th waiver priority on him, and who did i drop, yes Lind. Also, Smyly or Samardjiza?

    • OaktownSteve says:
      (link)

      @ThE sHiT,

      Samardjizia is flat nasty.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @ThE sHiT, Nice… Samardzija

    • Omar's Comin' Yo says:
      (link)

      @ThE sHiT, I like that all three of you spelled his name differently.

  19. Lubey says:
    (link)

    Yo Grey,

    Gotta stream one. Pick one plzz:

    Richard vs. Mia against Buerhrle

    Corbin @ NYM against Santana

    Paulino vs NYY against Kuroda

    Cook vs Bal against Hammel

    Who u feelin? None of them right??

    Thanks brotha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Lubey, None… Richard…

  20. frank rizzo says:
    (link)

    You’ve got Pedro up there for 3B but is it safe to assume that Moustakas is the better choice of the 2?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @frank rizzo, Yup

  21. aj says:
    (link)

    Who Would you drop for Mujica? 5×5 roto 13 team
    Ryan Cook, Drabek, or hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @aj, Cook

  22. OaktownSteve says:
    (link)

    I don’t think much of Lind, but I have a weird feeling he’s going to take Ervin Santana deep tonight.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @OaktownSteve, Could be…

  23. Moscowitz says:
    (link)

    Hey Grey, who will be more valuable the rest of the way Worley or Lynn?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Moscowitz, Lynn

  24. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
    (link)

    Would you lose Rios or JD Martinez for some Tony Campana in an OBP league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @2 Cups 1 Braun, Nope

  25. Go Fish? says:
    (link)

    Maybin or Trout?
    Sherzer or Smyly?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Trout, Scherzer…

  26. ThE sHiT says:
    (link)

    @Grey: Try to buy low on Cano? I have CarGo, Stanton, Bruce, BJ, and Trout. I have Bum, Latos, Gio, Zimm, Beachy, Morrow, Anibal. Im thinking of offering an OF and an SP. Who seems fair to offer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @ThE sHiT, Morrow, BJ

      • ThE sHiT says:
        (link)

        @Grey, Thanks, i will try that. Happy Friday, have a great weekend!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          @ThE sHiT, You too, friend!

  27. My Mustachioed Messiah!

    Should I drop Ike Davis for either Belt or Wiggy? Also, should I drop Latos for Samardzija?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @john butte, Hola! Wiggy… I’d hold Latos for now…

  28. Horse says:
    (link)

    14 team 6×6

    Selling B.Phillips / Capps for Lester

    Thoughts?

    Other RPs on roster: Casilla, Downs, H-Rod, Dolis, Jansen

    K. Johnson would go to 2B

    Would you still do this trade if other manager asks for any 1 other RP from that list instead of Capps?

    14 team, 6×6

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Horse, I’d take Lester… And I’d throw in another RP, not Casilla or Jansen though…

  29. Ronkonkoma says:
    (link)

    Please rank these at the SS position for a 10team, H2H points league: Aviles, cozart, al escobar

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Ronkonkoma, You did

  30. Nuke LaDouche says:
    (link)

    Would you drop espinosa for scutaro? That is my best option right now. I’ve been trying to push a trade through but no one is selling or is asking for too much.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Nuke LaDouche, Eh… I’d hold there…

  31. the grate one says:
    (link)

    grey, is bautista a sell yet? im getting only non-keeper player types (and picks) back in offers for him.

    But im officially worried.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @the grate one, Depends what you can get for him… I wouldn’t sell him for 50 cents on the dollar…

  32. Charles says:
    (link)

    Standard 5×5 h2h league. Pick 3 for today only:

    G Stanton (@SD – Bass)
    Y Cespedes (@TB – Price)
    B Harper (v PHI – Kendrick)
    J Montero (v MIN – Pavano)
    BJ Upton (v OAK – Ross)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Charles, Sit Cespedes and Harper… Tough call though…

  33. The Good The Vlad The Utley says:
    (link)

    @ Grey, LaHair, Dunn, and Zobrist for Pujols and Altuve; Who wins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @The Good The Vlad The Utley, Pujols

  34. rvde says:
    (link)

    Ackley, K Johnson or Casper at 2B in OPS league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @rvde, Johnson

  35. Tony Starks says:
    (link)

    So you’re saying my trade in my keeper league of Harper, Ichiro, and Gallardo for Trout and Haren might work out for me? I wish I realized before making this deal that I was taking on two more sh!tty Halos but that’s ok. They should “get it together” (R.I.P. MCA) eventually. You see what I did there?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Nice… Yeah, RIP…

  36. mcdizzle says:
    (link)

    Why does everyone alwasy forget about mike carp when mentioning trout, salmon, & bass? ….also I was wondering, why is bobby abreu signing with the dodgers? He gets the same p.t. there as in anaheim..maybe less b/c he can’t DH for the los angeles dodgers of los angeles…makes no sense, at least he doesn’t have to move!

  37. Nuke LaDouche says:
    (link)

    Start Lester today or make him throw another good game? I don’t need the innings.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Nuke LaDouche, I’d start him…

  38. Value of Robertson? says:
    (link)

    I’m in a 12 team mixed H2H, with $100 FAAB for the year. Competitive league and closers are hard to come by. How much would you bid for Robertson? I think he’ll be a top 5 closer ROY.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      $14

  39. Steve says:
    (link)

    FACT: His wife is smoking hot.

    Do you take Craig at 2B over Howie, CF over Rios or Util over Torii right now? They are the only places I can really put him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Steve, Ha! I’d hold for now…

  40. Thrilla says:
    (link)

    Trying to replace Longoria and Sandoval. I grabbed Lowrie and Middlebrooks…

    drop Lowrie or Middlebrooks for Gaby Sanchez or Wiggington?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Thrilla, I’d let those two ride for a minute…

  41. Prezii says:
    (link)

    Ill b sure to get you that picture! Lololololololololololl

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Prezii, Ha!

  42. Poo Holes says:
    (link)

    If you guys thought it was insane to hit Harper third, this is today’s Sawx lineup: Aviles, MIDDLEBROOKS, A-Gonz, Pedroia, Ortiz, Ross, McDonald, Byrd, Shoppach.

    Long live Middlebrooks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Poo Holes, Wow

      • Prezii says:
        (link)

        @Poo Holes, the laser show batting clean up?? Wtff right in front of ortiz? Bobby V is gonna age 10 years faster in 2012….

        • Poo Holes says:
          (link)

          @Prezii, He’s hit clean up before, I think Gonzalez should drop to 5 and move Ortiz up to 3. Papi is raking and Gonzo is doing nothing right now.

          • Prezii says:
            (link)

            @Poo Holes, not sayin he cant do it.. pedroia can produce outta the 8th hole dude can do anything.. but not ur model clean up hitter especially when you got monsters ahead and behind you. Aviles, pedroia, ross, agon, ortiz, middlebrooks, shoppach, byrd, mvdonald. Thats how id rolll.. sorry middlebrooks owners =D dont sleep on cody!

  43. JLeigh says:
    (link)

    Just traded Sandman and Capps for Castro on Monday….WINNING! The guy I traded with is the biggest dick in the league so its that much better (or else I may have even thrown a Soriano type RP at him).

    Do you like Lohse or Smyly more ROS? I am going to flip one for Henry Rodriguez bc I am weak on saves now. Ill still have the remaining plus C Lee(DL,) Fister(DL), GMan, Detwiler, Worley, Niese, Norris, Danks, McDonald. Will drop Danks and another when the first two come off the DL.

    Thanks again, always appreciate the feedback!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Nice! Smyly… No problem…

  44. Chillmodious says:
    (link)

    @Grey,

    I just put a little something in the “daiquiri fund” but am not sure if you got it. It’s my first go-around making an “online donation” so I just want to be sure.

    Thank you for all you do in making this site so great, and for consistently reading/answering people’s queries in the comments sections (no matter how redundant, obvious, or stupid they may be–mostly, I’m referring to myself here!).

    And what “thank you” would be complete without sneaking in a request for some fantasy advice?! Shameless, I know. —-> Earlier, you recommended I add an SP and suggested Mike Minor (dropping Coco Crisp). Also recommended Dolis over my Hector. Well, I dropped Coco for Dolis instead. HOWEVA!, the SP pool on the wire has changed a bit since then. Now available are:

    Minor
    Milone
    Jarrod Parker
    Samardzija [You'll probably suggest him, but I loathe Notre Dame & its Alumni and will probably hate owning him even if he's mildly successful]
    Wade Miley
    Scherzer & Edwin Jackson [aka Scherwin Maxson]
    Niemann
    Ervin Santana

    1. Do I drop Hector for one of them? Or further load up on “temporary” closers and add Thornton or Cishek?

    2. Unrelated: RoS, do I drop Lind for Belt?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Chillmodious, I did, thank you! No problem… I’d go Minor but can’t start him in COL. Need someone immediately, I’d go Samardzija for Ks, Milone for ratios… I’d want Belt right now over Lind…

  45. Eng says:
    (link)

    Marmol dropped. Use #1 waiver on him or is there no chance he regains the role?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Eng, Eh

  46. and1mcgee says:
    (link)

    From here on out, h2h 5×5 with OPS league:

    Bruce/Trumbo

    or

    Ethier/LaHair

    thanks everyone.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @and1mcgee, Bruce

      • and1mcgee says:
        (link)

        @Grey, spanks

        • and1mcgee says:
          (link)

          @and1mcgee, I will try to do Trumbo/Jarrod Parker for LaHair then. Ethier or LaHair, Grey?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
            (link)

            @and1mcgee, Trumbo/Parker…

            • and1mcgee says:
              (link)

              @Grey, how can I get Lahair then?!?! dah!

              my roster:

              c – wieters
              1b – cuddyer
              2b – aviles
              3b – bautista
              ss – reyes
              of – bruce
              of – cespedes
              of – craig
              util – aramis
              util – cozart
              bn – reimhold
              dl – kung fu panda

              sp – price
              sp – worley
              sp – holland
              rp – capps
              rp – casilla
              rp – cordero
              P – aceves
              p – ryan cook
              bn – volquez
              bn – gio gonzalez
              bn – wandy
              bn – anibal sanchez
              bn – jarrod parker
              dl – fister I barely know her

              • and1mcgee says:
                (link)

                @and1mcgee, btw, i dropped cook for trumbo to block LaHair owner from picking him up… to use as leverage. So, I also have Trumbo.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
                  (link)

                  @and1mcgee, What happened with Trumbo/Parker for him?

                  • and1mcgee says:
                    (link)

                    @Grey, so trumbo for lahair/parker… I’m cool with that. thanks ,grey

  47. #1 contenda says:
    (link)

    yo grey man,
    lincecum and beachy for bautista…

    what side man

    respeckt.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      It’s fair, depends on needs… Probably lean towards Bautista in a vacuum..

  48. #1 contenda says:
    (link)

    yo also

    arenado or rizzo this year yo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Tough call… Rizzo…

  49. Wudaben says:
    (link)

    Ugh!! Ixnay on the Orrowmay!

    I can totally understand the feelings on Morrow through the first 4 games but do you really still feel you’re looking at a different Morrow after he throws a 10.2 K/9 over the last 2 games? xFIP is only a 3.75, not terrible but how much of that is related to the first 4 games?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Wudaben, He’s Ks have picked up but I don’t trust him right now at all… He’s faced some bad offenses and done well and got roughed up by good ones…

  50. Alcesto says:
    (link)

    Man, I’ve got a lot of questions today. The guy in my league with Jose Bautista is trying to move him for 2 guys, one of them being a decent SP. Are you trying to buy Joey Bats cheap? I’m pretty rich in pitching:
    Bumgarner
    J-Zimm
    Anibel
    Gio
    Sherzer
    Volquez,
    vogelsong (with Capuano and Nicasio available on the wires)

    I’m strong in the power categories for now, but with Krispie and Longo on the DL, and Prince playing like crap I don’t know how long that will last. Other than those hurt guys, my offense looks like this:

    Weiters
    Prince
    Kelly Johnson
    Ian Desmond
    Moustakas
    Luke Scott (IF)
    Cutch
    Beltran
    Rasmus
    Ichiro
    Tabata (Util)

    So here’s the question, what kind of combo are you working up to get Bautista, or are you leaving him alone?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Alcesto, Zimmermann and Moose? Seems doubtful… Gio and Moose?

      • Alcesto says:
        (link)

        @Grey, I’m thinking about keeping Moose. How do you rank those starting 4 SPs? (Bumgarner, Zimmerman, Anibel, Gio)

        Is Cutch worth more than Bautista at this point? Anybody up there you would pair with Volquez to get Bautista?

        ?SP + Beltran = Bautsita

  51. BASH says:
    (link)

    Cishek or Walden?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @BASH, Walden

  52. Charlie batch says:
    (link)

    Please rank: leubke, Hammel, scherzer, lynn

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Charlie batch, Luebke, Lynn, Hammel

  53. bean says:
    (link)

    Pablo goes down and it turns into last call at the bar. NL only really, really hurts, and I picked up the drunk chick who needs a ride home 30 mins away (Joaquin Arias).

    Rolen, Arias, Francisco or…….long shot Todd Frazier.

    *Lombardozzi is 2 starts from qualifying at 3B in ESPN leagues so I can keep Arias and move Lombo to 3B. Looking for options.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @bean, Hold on Lombardozzi for now…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @bean, Actually I’d go Rolen until Lombardozzi gets 3B…

      • bean says:
        (link)

        @Grey, True…..guess noone wants Arias anyway. Damn you hamate bone. I am going to take mine out tonight.

        BTW – Campana CS. Did he run backwards? Did they move 2B out further? This can’t be!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          @bean, He tried hopping on one foot…

  54. frank rizzo says:
    (link)

    Sad day today.

    Adam MCA Yauch died.

    I expect a moment of silence before every MLB game tonight.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @frank rizzo, Yeah

  55. Wilsonian says:
    (link)

    You still think Phillips plays well enough the rest of the year to better than Johnson or Hill or Altuve?

    I’m thinking about attempting to package him with an SP or RP for something and picking up one of those guys. Or just flat out dropping him. He sucks balls. Plus I have a bunch of STL fans in my league who hate him on principal for what he said last year about the Redbirds.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Wilsonian, Depends what SP or RP you’re getting…

      • Wilsonian says:
        (link)

        @Grey, I wouldn’t be getting an RP, I’d be giving one up. I looked around for deals. But haven’t found one yet. I offered Phillips/Doc for Kipnis/F-Her last night that was turned down. He goes based off of Yahoo’s rankings and not the possibility of greatness. I’m actually thinking about offering him Edwin and Peavy for the same combo, especially if I acquire Moose and if the Peav dominates again tonight.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          @Wilsonian, Ah… Just give Phillips for a donkeycorn to get him off your team and then pick up a guy…

          • Wilsonian says:
            (link)

            @Grey, haha, good idea. I’ll see if I can get anyone to bite. One guy has Pap and is hurting at 2nd. See if I can get him to take the bait.

            Also, Johnson, Hill, or Altuve?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
              (link)

              @Wilsonian, Johnson

  56. LJ says:
    (link)

    A-Rod for Adam Jones – who wins in that trade?

    • LJ says:
      (link)

      @LJ, forgot to mention this league uses OBP instead of AVG

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @LJ, Jones, it’s close…

    • Chunk says:
      (link)

      @LJ, jones

  57. LJ says:
    (link)

    Also would you trade Bautista for Votto? (I’d have Freese to plug in at 3B)

    • LJ says:
      (link)

      @LJ, this is also in an OBP league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @LJ, Yeah

  58. Danger Zone says:
    (link)

    What kind of pitcher could I get if I packaged Harper/Lynn together? Is it enough to get Cain?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Danger Zone, Try it… Seems doubtful… Maybe Anibal…

      • Danger Zone says:
        (link)

        @Grey, I decided to try for CJ Wilson, we’ll see. The guy’s stacked with pitching though (CC, Cain, and Lincecum as well).

        I also tried for Anibal (woo hoo for sending the same offer to two different guys!)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          @Danger Zone, Ha… Nice…

  59. GTS says:
    (link)

    Reimold hits DL. Add Tabata or Craig?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @GTS, Tabata

  60. Mike says:
    (link)

    Have Gordon at SS right now (like the SB, but not much else). Trade Bruce if it can land me H. Ramirez? I’d have to scramble to fill OF until Morse comes back (Wigginton, Tabata, other waiver OF options…).

    Trade, hold, or other?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Mike, And Hanley’s been good? I don’t see the point of the trade if you don’t have OFs.

  61. Slam says:
    (link)

    Drop marmol for cishek? Guy is killing me. Also who do u like more tabata or Stubbs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Slam, Sure… Stubbs…

  62. L-Boogie says:
    (link)

    Compana just walked to lead off the inning and got caught stealing. Very unwind-like.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @L-Boogie, Ha… Had to be a hidden ball trick…

  63. Dan says:
    (link)

    Who should I target with an Ethier/Lynn package?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Dan, What do you need?

      • Dan says:
        (link)

        @Grey,
        Ive got a pretty stacked team IMO so i’m just wondering how high I can shoot.
        12 team mixed.
        Santana, Votto, Cano, Young, Aviles, Lawrie, Hamilton, Cruz, Ethier, Harper, Montero
        Bench: Remiold
        Sp:Strasburg, Bumgar, J Johnson, Grienke, A Sanchez, Lance Lynn, Wade Miley
        Rp: Robertson, Rodriguez, Balfour, Casilla
        DL: Chris Carpenter
        So I guess I would shoot for a Sp or a SS/3B.

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          @Dan, Your team’s kinda ridiculous… Could take Gio maybe… Another high end SP…

          • Dan says:
            (link)

            @Grey,

            My team is ridiculous due to your site and all the great articles you and your colleagues put out.

            A sincere thank you to you and all of your writers.

    • bean says:
      (link)

      @Dan, Not Grey but I sold off Ethier/Lohse for Justin Upton. Worth a shot to go after top tier if you have extra pitching.

      People think of Ethier and Lohse as Milk……..there is an expiration date on value. Right now they are pushing 7 days so dont let the other owners take a whiff.

      • Dan says:
        (link)

        @bean,

        Thanks for the advice. I’ll shoot for some late first round players and work my way down from there.

        9/10 for your Milk analogy

  64. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
    (link)

    Grey : Have you seen the gazungas on this guy Todd Coffey for the Dodgers? Best sweater kittens in the league in my opinion and right in your back yard.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Todd_Coffey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @2 Cups 1 Braun, He has luscious moobs.

      • 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
        (link)

        @Grey, He has such a deceptive delivery as it looks like his puffy nips are going to smack you in the face. Id be scared if I were a batter.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          @2 Cups 1 Braun, Hopefully when he runs in from the bullpen his nipples don’t bleed like a marathon runner.

          • 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
            (link)

            @Grey, If they do, then he can throw the 26.2 sticker on the back of his Volvo as that seems to be the new cool thing to do. Surprised we even need cars with all the marathon runners out there these days. I live in Florida and those have replaced the Roxy and SaltLife stickers people thought made them look cool

            • Grey

              Grey says:
              (link)

              @2 Cups 1 Braun, Ha! True… I was just in Florida… Where are you?

              • 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
                (link)

                @Grey,Tampa and I’m almost 30 so I’m bringing down the average here.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
                  (link)

                  @2 Cups 1 Braun, Cool… That’s where some of my family came down for… The wedding was in Sarasota…

                  • 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
                    (link)

                    @Grey, Nice. I love this area and Sarasota has some great beaches especially being close to Siesta Key. It would be tough to leave Florida that’s for sure but I’m sure you know if you have family here. Great golf, fishing, diving and weather plus no state income tax is always nice. Ill assume your a Rays fan at heart then :)

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
                      (link)

                      Stepfather’s sister, so the family there is kinda tenuous… I was in Tampa once for the Super Bowl like 15 years ago… I remember a strip club. Actually lots of them.

                    • 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
                      (link)

                      @Grey, Yea probably Mons or 2001 Odyssey.

          • Prezii says:
            (link)

            @Grey, woww never a dull minute over here at razzball… This guy said sweater kittens.. i seriously laughed out loud at the bar and got really odd stares.. but worth it none the less!!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
              (link)

              Ha…

            • 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
              (link)

              @Prezii, Was a term my buddy and I have used since college that he came up with. Actually started as look at those “magnificent sweater kittens”. Really cant be topped to describe a nice looking pair of knockers/moobs

  65. Commish Cauda says:
    (link)

    rank-em ROS in H2H-Points, (KO=-1, SB=3, CS=-1)

    Capt. Kirk
    Michael Saunders
    Ryan Sweeney
    Eric Thames
    Carlos Lee

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Commish Cauda, Thames, Saunders, Kirk….

  66. Commish Cauda says:
    (link)

    rank-em ROS in H2H-Points

    Duffy
    Drabek
    Bard

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Commish Cauda, Drabek, Duffy…

  67. bean says:
    (link)

    Kerry Wood out to pitch BP to Kemp and Ethier in the 8th.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @bean, C’mon, Dolis!

      • bean says:
        (link)

        @Grey, Don’t worry, he will have a chance to pitch BP too. James Russell is looking sexy right now……GRRRRRRR!!!

      • bean says:
        (link)

        @Grey, Wood being very generous with RBI today. Got it to the 9th with a lead………Dolis or Russell?

        Campana gets another shot at a SB.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          @bean, Dolis

  68. Dominic says:
    (link)

    What do you think of Jeter for LaHair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      I’d want Jeter…

  69. Yer Yang says:
    (link)

    Pedroia for Konerko? What’s Konerko worth? Am I giving to much

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Sounds fair…

  70. d2bnz says:
    (link)

    Grey , in light of your podcast comments on Jordan Walden , he has now become available on waivers in my leaugue but it will mean tossing Vinnie Pestano back into the pool . do it or not?? thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Do it…

  71. OaktownSteve says:
    (link)

    How many home runs has Bryan LaHair hit today? 3? 4? No internets here. I’ll just assume 4.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      I think 5.

      • OaktownSteve says:
        (link)

        @Grey, That makes more sense, now that you mention it.

  72. ThePoonTycoon says:
    (link)

    in a redraft league, i have harper and morrow.

    if combining both of them in a deal, what are you looking for? an elite player? is cargo elite enough? is cargo or adrian gonz elite enough? i’m looking at this particular team hoping i can get brett myers thrown in cheap. why? because in daily lineups with only 2 RP slots, myers has sneaky good value since he qualifies as a SP.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      I’d take an elite player… A 4th rounder is probably more realistic…

  73. ASAOK says:
    (link)

    Wow, so apparently Chris Sale will be closing the White Sox now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Huh?

      • ASAOK says:
        (link)

        @Grey, apparently because of a tender elbow they’re making him the closer. That’s two roster spots wasted on Thornton and Reed

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Cray

      • Wilsonian says:
        (link)

        @Grey, holy fucking shit (pardon my sailor’s mouth) but I just read that too. What?!?! He’s been a helluva starter. What the hell is Rozzie Ventuillen doing?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Bonkers

    • OaktownSteve says:
      (link)

      @ASAOK, YAY I got a closer. Crap I lost my best starter. Double crap, my new closer has a sore elbow. Now I can make a set of life size sore elbow bookends with right handed closer Kyle Farnsworth.

      Ye Olde “Yay…Crap”

      • Wilsonian says:
        (link)

        @OaktownSteve, so basically they’re going to make him close until his arm falls off and then they’ll go back to Santiago/Reed/Thornton. Awesome. I feel ya man, lost my 3rd best starter (lost Luebke this week, too). I gained a closer, but that really blows. I don’t need another closer. I need a starter. Dammit.

        • OaktownSteve says:
          (link)

          @Wilsonian, Yeah that one is going to hurt my NFBC team. Pitching is mad tight in that format. I’m going to have to blow a FAAB wad on Kentucky Joe Blanton or JA Happ.

          • Wilsonian says:
            (link)

            @OaktownSteve, I’m luckily not in that position, but still sucks. Longoria, Luebke to the DL, then I lose Sale to the ‘pen. That’s a good chunk of my team lost in 5 days.

            • OaktownSteve says:
              (link)

              @Wilsonian, I’ve been suffering watching Rodney rack up saves while Farnsworth clogs my roster. That and losing Ellsbury have made it tough. The Sale thing doesn’t help. I have Broxton and Putz already. Putz has been shakey but if he rights the ship and Farnsworth comes back around the All Star break I will have 4 closers and I won’t really know what to do with them. Can’t really rock more than 2 relief spots in that league (start 9 pitchers) especially when one of your best just got moved to the pen.

  74. Big B says:
    (link)

    Grey –

    LaHair is rakeing. I wanted him in my 16 person deep keeper league. Ended up getting him off waivers. Love it. However, I do not love it as much as a Tim Salmon name drop!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Nice… You’re welcome…

  75. Negatto says:
    (link)

    Please rank for ROS

    Minor
    Lynn
    Niese
    Milone
    Parker
    Bauer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Minor, Lynn, Milone…

  76. Thrilla says:
    (link)

    Pujols for Butler / Pedroia / Lawrie

    Which side do you like?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Lawrie

  77. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
    (link)

    In one league I have Marshall, Casilla, Downs.

    Drop any for Sale?

    In other I have Addison Reed.

    Drop for R. Soriano, Aceves or Shaw?

    • OaktownSteve says:
      (link)

      @Shin-Soo Choo Choo, What league are you in where Sale isn’t owned?

      • Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
        (link)

        @OaktownSteve, 8 team, homey.

        • OaktownSteve says:
          (link)

          @Shin-Soo Choo Choo, got it. Sorry.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Downs… Aceves

  78. royce! says:
    (link)

    Cain…Sugar!, out another 4 to 8 weeks with a torn hip flexor.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Not sweet

  79. Wilsonian says:
    (link)

    Heard it through the grapevine that Girardi is leaning towards K Rob. If he’s smart (you’d think so graduating from Northewestern) that’s what he’d do.

    • Wilsonian says:
      (link)

      @Wilsonian, also heard it from a little birdie that Soriano is in the mix, too. But K Rob to get the majority of chances.

  80. BigFatHippo says:
    (link)

    @Grey

    You just now dropped Lind? What the hell was you waiting for? I dropped him right after you told me he was better than LaHair but not before you told me me Ike Davis was better than LaHair and not before I dropped LaHair because you didn’t believe in him and I dropped LaHair first. Now somebody else owns him and his 7 homers and nobody owns Davis or Lind and (deep breath)………….Hippo, line 3, it’s Andy Behrens, Oh hey buddy what’s up? <————-I keed, I keed, still love ya man, I'll never go back to those other guys…Hippo, line 2 it's Funston………tell him to shave his head!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Ha… Nice… Someone hit TW afternoon caffeine… Love that!

      • BigFatHippo says:
        (link)

        @Grey,

        Late afternoon Monster energy makes Hippo a strange mammal, just had a rare Yonder sighting on sportscenter and immediately thought of Gene Wilder and Marty Feldman……..

        Werewolf?
        There wolf……….there castle……yonder alonso…………

        I think that’s how it went

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          @BigFatHippo, That’s exactly how it went!

  81. royce! says:
    (link)

    This Chris Sale shizz is such a joke. They’re making him the closer now? What about last year? But most importantly, what about Reed, who is a better reliever? They’re making him the closer to appease his vanity, because he still wants to start. http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/chi-elbow-tenderness-sends-soxs-sale-from-starter-to-closer-20120504,0,3429271.story

    The amazing thing about this story is that the pitching coach seems to maintain that putting him in the pen is not good for the team and that leaving him in the rotation would be. “Listen, we’re not making this decision based upon what’s best for the team.” Well no shizz, that’s some great coaching! How could a pitching coach not see that the good thing to do would be to treat his arm SO THAT IT’S NOT SORE ANYMORE.

    • Prezii says:
      (link)

      @royce!, agreed! X10

    • Wilsonian says:
      (link)

      @royce!, yep, his round-a-bout way of explaining it was garbage. Put him on the DL; get his elbow checked out; get him some treatment. I’m not entirely sure what that front office/management is doing…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Shizz is so nutso…

  82. Prezii says:
    (link)

    Sale now white sox closer?? Whyy?? Closers are nearly irrelevant in my league… He was doin just fine in the SP spot… Damnit!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Prezii, Ha

  83. Chillmodious says:
    (link)

    I was about to drop Hector BEFORE the Sale news, but now I actually feel it may be better to keep him. The fact that Sale won’t be installed as the closer until Monday because they’re waiting for his soreness to subside–well, that just sounds half-cocked. Maybe it won’t be Hector who sticks in the gig, but I have to believe that he or Thornton will still be the guy if a save opp arises on Monday.

    Am I overthinking this way too much? Will Hector be dead weight come Monday and make me kick myself for not dropping him before the weekend?

    • Prezii says:
      (link)

      @Chillmodious, they said Sale will be closer STARTING monday.. assuming they want him on regular rest

  84. kfed says:
    (link)

    10 team h2h points dynasty league

    trade michael young, anibal, and h-rod for bautista? i have longoria on the dl, anibal is my 6th starter (only using him when he has 2 starts), and i picked up robertson and soriano. am i giving up too much? if he asks for beachy instead of anibal is that too much? thanks yo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Sounds a bit steep…

  85. Jon says:
    (link)

    Stash Reimold on the DL over Quentin? It’s one of those DLs that lets you keep the player there even after they’re activated. Either of those two have much value in a keeper league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      I would…

  86. Jon says:
    (link)

    Are you starting to worry at all about Adrian Gonzalez, Grey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Jon, Nope

  87. Black Beard says:
    (link)

    Which would you prefer to trade LaHair for: Morse, Berkman or neither?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Black Beard, Berkman, but kinda bleh on the move…

  88. Lubey says:
    (link)

    Mark Reynolds does indeed have a pulse!!!!!

    • Chunk says:
      (link)

      @Lubey, did he not strike out?!

      • Lubey says:
        (link)

        @Chunk, After a long talk with the hitting coach, they decided to focus on using his bat to hit the ball.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          @Lubey, HA!

  89. royce! says:
    (link)

    ugh.

    San Diego Padres SP Cory Luebke (elbow) may need surgery on his left elbow after an MRI exam showed damage to his flexor tendon and the ligament that is associated with Tommy John surgery. “The MRI showed some fluid and damage in the elbow,” Luebke said. “But I think it’s best for the club to say anything else. I’m going to wait some time here and get a second opinion.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @royce!, Wow, this is going from bad to worst really quickly. Guess that’s for the best.

      • Wilsonian says:
        (link)

        @Grey, In the words of my law school buddy who actually turned me on to Razzball, “you gotta be fist fucking me.” My team of All Stars has taken a swift kick in the ass this week. And now with Sale, I lost two of my studs.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          @Wilsonian, Pretty insane how many injuries are going around… I’m glad I only lost Gardner, Krispie and Zimmerman in the RCL, and that’s been pretty impossible to manage…

          • Wilsonian says:
            (link)

            @Grey, yeah, I really took a hit with Luebke and Longo, then losing Sale really killed me. Gave me a closer I don’t really need. Especially after getting K-Rob yesterday.

            I think the Mayans have something to do with the end of baseball, not the end of the world…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
              (link)

              Damn, Mayans…

  90. jrock says:
    (link)

    Trading werth and trash for a SP. Would you rather have Hanson, Romero, Zimmerman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @jrock, Zimmermann

  91. Random Collmenter says:
    (link)

    U like my Shields and Robertson for his Halladay, Alcides, and Rafael Soriano (holds count).

    My bullpen is crap (Balfour, Casilla, Cordero), but I can’t pass up on this, right?

    He just lost Mo and is scared by Halladay’s last start….

    Plus I just lost Longo and can slide Hanley to 3rd and plug Alcides in at SS.

    Thoughts? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Random Collmenter, I’d take it…

      • Random Collmenter says:
        (link)

        @Grey, ok, so he backed out and replaced soriano with vinnie pestano.

        would u still go for it?

        He also has Thornton and Heath Bell… should i go for one of those guys instead of pestano?

        god help me, trying to trade for heath bell.

        as always, thanks for the advice.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Eh, Pestano’s fine…

  92. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
    (link)

    Nice to see my entire teams HR margin is being beat this week by Altuve and Dee Gordon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @2 Cups 1 Braun, Damn… If it makes you feel any better, Rudy is averaging 4 homers a week in the RCL.

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
        (link)

        @Grey, He got a week’s worth today, though!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          @VinWins, Damn, I reversed jinxed it…

      • 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
        (link)

        @Grey, I like it. I feel like Rudy is that fat friend of yours. No matter how down you are on yourself,you look at Rudy and perk right up.

  93. Schlitzy says:
    (link)

    Peavy for cassilla? Fair if I need an sp and have saves to spare in a 14 team league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Schlitzy, Yeah, it’s solid…

  94. Chunk says:
    (link)

    Rick Ankiel is an idiot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Chunk, Why? What’d he do?

      • Chunk says:
        (link)

        @Grey, Just dumb baserunning. Took a huuge turn around 3rd after the SS made a nice play. Just held the ball and tossed it to the 3rd baseman for the tag. I’m just anxious for a Henry save opp…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          @Chunk, Ah…

  95. Feeding the Abscess

    Feeding the Abscess says:
    (link)

    Is Ventura trying to injure Peavy? Dude leaves him in after 118 pitches to face Cabrera, after not being able to put Dom Kelly and Boesch away with two strikes in the inning.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Feeding the Abscess, Ventura should be out of a job already…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Feeding the Abscess, He’s making Guillen look brilliant.

  96. jrock says:
    (link)

    I mustache you a question…

    Gallardo for M. Young… Who wins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @jrock, Ha! Gallardo…

  97. Carlos says:
    (link)

    Sell high on Peavy or ride him out for the season? It seems like Ventura is content on destroying his arm.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Carlos, Depends what you can get…

  98. Ryan says:
    (link)

    Need to pick 2 pitchers
    Matt Moore,demster,volquez,detweiller,smyly…ROS
    Standard league
    Help!

    • Chunk says:
      (link)

      @Ryan, Moore, Volquez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Ryan, Moore, Dempster…

  99. Brian says:
    (link)

    In my keeper league with 7 years remaining I was offered his Ellsbury and Hellickson for my Beltre and Halladay. The others pitchers I have are; CC, Beckett, Hanson, Hudson, Fister, Worely, Detwiller, Capuano, Holland and Doubrant. As far as my outfield I have Hamilton, Jennings, A. Jones(Balt), Melky, Cespedes and Trout. Plus David Wright at 3B and I just picked up Middlebrooks(I am Red Sox fan so owning Ells would be cool, but I don’t let that get in the way of making the best move)

    Look to the future I kinda like this trade, as for the now I am not so high on it. Do you think I should maybe try to trade CC and another pitcher instead of Halladay?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Brian, I don’t like the trade…

  100. Random Razzball Commenter says:
    (link)

    Wow, surprised not to see Allen Craig on this list.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Random Razzball Commenter, Hehe

  101. PunxsutawneyPhils says:
    (link)

    Thornton with the save… and he blows it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @PunxsutawneyPhils, Figures

  102. Slappy Pappy says:
    (link)

    12-Team HTH 5X5+QS. I know everyone has the same list of crap on the WW, but I gotta ask again because I didn’t see it in this post.
    ROS:
    Capuano
    Milone
    Emoticon
    Smardij.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Slappy Pappy, Capuano

      • Slappy Pappy says:
        (link)

        @Grey, Thanks!

  103. Poo Holes says:
    (link)

    Thornton with a blown save. Chicago closers are a mess. Technically everyone’s closer is a mess, but I’m just talking about Chicago in particular.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Poo Holes, Ha… Yup…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Poo Holes, Just realized that meant a vulture win for Valverde… Sweet!

      • Poo Holes says:
        (link)

        @Grey, Fuck yeah!

  104. Grey's da man! says:
    (link)

    Cruz and axford for miggy too much to give up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Grey’s da man!, Not too much…

  105. Ryan says:
    (link)

    Would u drop lohse and billingsley to pickup Moore,dempster, or volquez???
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Ryan, Moore and Dempster…

  106. Adam says:
    (link)

    Lucas duda or JD Martinez ROS
    Standard league
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Adam, JD

  107. Poo Holes says:
    (link)

    Who is this Giancarlo guy? What happened to Mike Stanton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Oh hells yeah…

  108. nyydj2 says:
    (link)

    My ratios just got their Bass kicked by a steaming shit hodgepadre.

    • Danger Zone says:
      (link)

      @nyydj2, You’re not the only one…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Ha… Yeah…

  109. Sam says:
    (link)

    Pena, Wiggy, or Alvarez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Alvarez

  110. weas says:
    (link)

    Fister or Capuano in a QS league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Fister

  111. nyydj2 says:
    (link)

    It’s got to really suck to get the bases loaded and your #6 hitter is up to bat and it’s Orlando Fucking Hudson. That team needs to be impeached.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      HA… *shakes head* Padres…

  112. Howard says:
    (link)

    @Grey Moreland, Liddi or C Johnson for a CI spot currently occupied by Laroche?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Johnson

  113. Adam says:
    (link)

    Matt moore is on waivers…..drop lohse or billingsley first to pick him up?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Bills

  114. Wilsonian says:
    (link)

    Ok, so it looks like I’ve gotta replace Luebke and I need another arm for Sale since he’s now one of my closers, so Cordero is getting the axe. I already have Drabek, but how would you rate these starters for me?

    Drabek, Volquez, Wandy, Fister, Holland, Niese, Cahill, EJax, Bedard, Capuano, Samardzija, Detwiler, Smyly, Milone, Arrieta, Hammel

    I guess just pick 3. Thanks.

    W, L, SV, Era, Whip, Ks, Ks/9

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Drabek, Fister, Cahill

      • Wilsonian says:
        (link)

        @Grey, Kinda surprised you didn’t say Volquez. Is he too much of a HodgePadre still?

        Thanks for the advice. This year is gonna be the death of me, hell, maybe the death of all of us.

      • Wilsonian says:
        (link)

        @Grey, Oh, and would you put Latos and/or Moore ahead of those guys?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      So ridiculous…

  115. nyydj2 says:
    (link)

    Aceves strikes out the side….TWICE, and the fake mustache assclown in Boston sends him back out for a third inning.

    • tom says:
      (link)

      @nyydj2, 38 pitches for aceves! and henry rodriguez pitched his 3rd game in a row tonite…no wonder we have so many injured closers

      • nyydj2 says:
        (link)

        @tom, yea, he should be available sometime next week :(

  116. Adam says:
    (link)

    Or would u drop josh Johnson instead of billingsley to pick up Matt Moore?
    JJ looks awful

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Adam, I wouldn’t…

  117. Grey's da man! says:
    (link)

    thoughts on scherzer tomorrow vs white sox?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Grey’s da man!, I’d sit him…

  118. nyydj2 says:
    (link)

    HA! Bass hits a bases loaded triple to put the Pads ahead, unreal.

    • PunxsutawneyPhils says:
      (link)

      @nyydj2, And Bass sinks his hook in the fish

      • nyydj2 says:
        (link)

        @PunxsutawneyPhils, one more of those hits and he’ll be ahead of Pujols in RBI’s.

    • Tony says:
      (link)

      @nyydj2, thats called helping yourself out!

    • Eddy says:
      (link)

      @nyydj2, No excuse for JJ’s terrible pitching, but that ball went right through Stanton. Surprised some of those runs were not unearned.

  119. Marc G. says:
    (link)

    I will need to replace Luebke on my team.
    Best bet among Colon, Detwiler, Smyly, Floyd and Pettitte?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Marc G., Smyly

  120. royce! says:
    (link)

    As a Padres fan and a Josh Johnson owner, I’d like to say I’m torn, but WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH JOSH JOHNSON???

    • Eddy says:
      (link)

      @royce!, Not sure what his numbers look like after today, but coming everything screamed “buy low”.

      2.16 FIP, .436 BABIP. Not terribly off his K-rate and BB-rate.

      But jeez, every ne of his pitches seem so hittable.

      Makes me wonder if his 92.7 average fastball (down from 94 mph) is a factor…

      • royce! says:
        (link)

        @Eddy, Yeah, his batted ball profile is insane- what used to be fly balls are now line drives. And his fastball has declined four years running now. Maybe someone told him to take it easy in order to avoid another injury- let the fielders do their job! yadda yadda- and hitters are just squaring up the ball. He has yet to give up a HR, though, which is crazy.

  121. Tony says:
    (link)

    I just dropped Marmol, it felt really really really good.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Tony, Ha

  122. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
    (link)

    H2H league with limited moves. Drop Balfour for Cishek or R. Soriano, or hold and bench Balfour for next week?

    • Tony says:
      (link)

      @Shin-Soo Choo Choo, im holding balfour, i think he’s getting some time to think, obviously fuentes is NOT the answer….

  123. royce! says:
    (link)

    In the RCL, was so psyched to start Johnson at Petco, Lewis against Cleveland, and Strasburg against the Phillies. My ERA went from 2.87 to 3.225 in one day. And that’s with scoreless appearances from Dolis and Valverde. And I lost Luebke.

    We’ll get em tomorrow, when I have no one starting!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @royce!, I’ve had that feeling before… When you’re glad no one is starting…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @royce!, And then some reliever comes in and gives up 3 ER.

  124. EK says:
    (link)

    Saunders or Smyly?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @EK, Smyly

  125. Wilsonian says:
    (link)

    No one mentioned it, but Choo actually got on the homer board today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Wilsonian, I didn’t believe my eyes…

  126. Eddy says:
    (link)

    Grey,

    You still feeling OK about JJ?

    Also, I was checking out number’s on Dolis while message a league member (Hi, Mike!), and that guy is a ticking time bomb.

    Mind you, before checking them out I was already convinced he was a Marmol-lite from when I’ve seen him pitch.

    4.86 FIP, 4.99 xFIP, 4.70 FIP and a 2.35 (!) K/9.

    Yes, a low BABIp at .200 and 62% strand rate, but I still feel that this experiment won’t go well for the Cubs.

    • Eddy says:
      (link)

      @Eddy, And by OK, I mean, would you still give the green light to buy low?

    • Eddy says:
      (link)

      @Eddy, Man, I got to proof read these things. 4.70 BB/9**

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Eddy, I never felt good about him…

  127. Viagra Falls says:
    (link)

    Would you drop Marmol due to his suckage and being taken (temporarily, they say…) out of closing duties to pick up Robertson if he’s still available later? Or would you try to hang onto Marmol and either drop/move a position player? All Carlos is doing is screwing up my ERA and not getting saves, and no one is going to take him in a trade unless I include incredible pieces with him…

    • Wilsonian says:
      (link)

      @Viagra Falls, Drop him immediately for Robertson. I have no clue how he is still there in any league.

      • Viagra Falls says:
        (link)

        @Wilsonian, I want to and am anxiously awaiting the chance to pick him up, but I can’t drop or pick up a player whose team played that day until after midnight. I’ll be up and praying he’s still available.

        • Wilsonian says:
          (link)

          @Viagra Falls, Ah. I was really confused. You definitely gotta stick it out then and try to make sure you can get him. He could be the best closer in the game for the rest of the year. That’s a weird set up…never played that way.

  128. First commenter long time reader thanks for all info! First time asking for advice i have Edwin Encarnicon we all know whats he is doing right now. I got offered Joey Baustia and Kendy morales should i except?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Nathan, I’d take Bautista…

  129. nyydj2 says:
    (link)

    I’m in 11 leagues and Robertson was gone in 9 of them, BEFORE Mariano got hurt, the other two he was picked up instantly in.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @nyydj2, Yup

  130. John says:
    (link)

    Best stash option for rest of season:
    Pettitte
    Anderson OAK
    De la rosa COL
    Stauffer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @John, Stauffer

  131. Moscowitz says:
    (link)

    Hey Grey, Samardzija, Capuano or Smyly the rest of the way?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Moscowitz, Capuano

  132. Abdoozy says:
    (link)

    @Grey, apologies in advance for the essay question. I have five starters this weekend but only four starts left in the week thanks to an arbitrary and capricious ten-start limit.
    Saturday: Kuroda, Garcia, Drabek!, Norris
    Sunday: MMoore

    Currently in a close H2H Most matchup (W,SV,ERA,WHIP,QS,K). I’m comfortably ahead in ERA, barely lead in WHIP, behind in K, and he has Darvish and JoSan starting.

    Do I bench someone on Saturday to have Moore count vs the A’s, and if so, who?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Abdoozy, Sit Norris

  133. Jessegeeeee says:
    (link)

    Mesoraco still worth holding onto? Or should I make the switch to one of these diamonds in the ruff(not really -____-)?

    AJ Ellis
    Miguel Olivo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Jessegeeeee, Olivo

  134. Matt says:
    (link)

    I lost F ing Luebke and Sale and stuck with 3 SPs now. So who to pick up, smyly, lilly, feliz or J Parker?

    With five RP spots, If I already have clippard, kenley, betancourt, marshall and D hernandez, in addition to sale now for saves, can i drop cishek for one of those SPs?

    Do the podcast more!

    • Matt says:
      (link)

      @Matt, samardzija is avail too

      • Grey

        Grey says:
        (link)

        @Matt, Smyly, Parker, Samardzija… Sure, drop Cishek… Thanks!

    • Moscowitz says:
      (link)

      @Matt, I would take Samardzija based on BABIP, FIP and xFIP stats. Smyly is having a good portion of luck thus far while Samar… has actually been a bit unlucky and still has good stats to show for. Parker, well i dont know, i am not exactly a hype chaser, i am somewhat conservative when it comes to prospects getting called up. I need to see more of him and when i have watched him pitch one start too many and he gets picked by someone else, well, so be it.

  135. B.o.B says:
    (link)

    Heath Bell is a joke!!!!!!!

    • Bean says:
      (link)

      @B.o.B, That joke is not funny.

  136. Mrobs says:
    (link)

    heath bell is imploding as we speak… again

  137. Bean says:
    (link)

    He doesn’t get out of this then he has to be out as closer for a while…..this is silly. The Cishek movement begins!!!

    • Mrobs says:
      (link)

      @Bean, he gets out of it with only 1ER but 2 hits and 2 BBs…. real ugly.

      • Mrobs says:
        (link)

        @Mrobs, cishek is up in the pen…

      • Bean says:
        (link)

        @Mrobs, Ozzie is stupid but he is an absolute moron of he stays with Heath Bell now. He is not right and has no command at all. I understand sticking with your guy but this is bad.

        • Mrobs says:
          (link)

          @Bean, cishek dealing… marlins announcers like him for taking over closer duties

          • Bean says:
            (link)

            @Mrobs, He is no joke! Guy has a funky delivery and nasty shite.

  138. 3FingersBrown says:
    (link)

    Street leaves the game with some kind of malady. FMFBL!

    Cashner next in line?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @3FingersBrown, Cashner

  139. Mrobs says:
    (link)

    ***Houston Street was just pulled from the game with an undisclosed injury***

    didn’t look bad (don’t even know what was hurt), but he motioned to the trainer right after the pitch and he was taken out immediately.

    • Eddy says:
      (link)

      @Mrobs, Trying to figure out who’s next. Gregerson pitched first in this game and gave up a run. Was taken out for Cashner who walked a batter but didn’t allow anything.

      Hmm.

      • Bean says:
        (link)

        @Eddy, When the trainer came out it looked like he said “felt like I tore something”

        Huston, we have another closer problem!

        • Eddy says:
          (link)

          @Bean, Really? I wish I had sweet lip-reading skills like that.

          • Bean says:
            (link)

            @Eddy, Not kidding……close up on the mound and that is what it looked like. Although he could have been ordering takeout.

        • 3FingersBrown says:
          (link)

          @Bean, I bow humbly to your lip-reading skills… I just rewound it and I still can’t make out what Street said.

          If you had to speculate on one RP for saves, who would you go with – Cishek or Cashner?

          • Bean says:
            (link)

            @3FingersBrown, Ok I rewound it again and it is either, I feel like I can’t control anything or I feel like I tore something. He knows something bad happened……..see if I am right. I may have found a new skill.

            • 3FingersBrown says:
              (link)

              @Bean, I fear you’re right. I can’t make out what he says but while he didn’t grab anything or seem to be in pain, any injury is serious when it comes to Street.

          • Eddy says:
            (link)

            @3FingersBrown, That’s real tough. Cishek is one out away from a 1-2-3 tenth, but he’s been used a lot recently. Cashner may/may not see a save next week depending on the severity of Street’s injury.

            I know, I just made your question tougher. Sorry!

            • 3FingersBrown says:
              (link)

              @Eddy, I took Cishek, simply the better pitcher so far. Cashner has had control problems.

              That inning that Cishek just threw was dominant.

              • Eddy says:
                (link)

                @3FingersBrown, Can’t argue with that.

              • bean says:
                (link)

                @3FingersBrown, I really like Cishek but it appears that Bell and Ozzie are competitive eating partners and cannot be separated. Cashner seems to have a better opportunity if Street is out but it could be an audition for the job.

                I say go with the better RP and hope for the best. Cashner is too volatile for me. Cishek is the shizzek!

                • 3FingersBrown says:
                  (link)

                  @bean, Food for thought har har…

                  I’m second guessing myself. Cashner probably has the better opportunity – certainly in the long run.

                  • bean says:
                    (link)

                    @3FingersBrown, Thinking of the headlines tomorrow:

                    “Nightmare on Huston Street”

                    I cannot think of a worse scenario for the Pads losing their only trade bait to injury. This kills any chance to get value for Street if he is remotely hurt…..unless its just his feelings.

                    • 3FingersBrown says:
                      (link)

                      Terrible luck but it’s not like I figured Street would make it through a year unscathed.

                      I just picked up Cishek and Cashner. ABC my friend…

                    • 3FingersBrown says:
                      (link)

                      @bean, They’re calling it a right posterior shoulder strain right now. I’m sure MRIs will reveal gremlins.

                    • bean says:
                      (link)

                      @3FingersBrown, Had shoulder issues before……goodbye Mr. Street and hello amazing ability to read lips. Excuse me while I now apply for a new career.

                    • 3FingersBrown says:
                      (link)

                      @bean, There’s some money to be made there…

                    • bean says:
                      (link)

                      @3FingersBrown, Ozzie is trying to kill Cishek by sending him out for 3 Innings and eliminating any closer contraversy. He doesnt know that Cishek is an alien creature sent from planet SAGNOF to save Miami.

                    • 3FingersBrown says:
                      (link)

                      @bean, I figured he pulled a Scott Bakula and lept into the body of Sparky Lyle

                    • bean says:
                      (link)

                      @3FingersBrown, Also a sac bunt and a potential W right?

                      If there is any doubt who to own at this point…….

                      Heath Bell had 32 pitches in one inning and Cishek has 50 in 2.2

                    • 3FingersBrown says:
                      (link)

                      @bean, …and he gets the W. That was a spectacular performance. The birth of a legend!

  140. Eddy says:
    (link)

    Looked at most recent games: Bud black has used Gregerson then Cashner in most recent games, including in tonight’s. I’d guess Cashner.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Eddy, Yup

  141. A Hill O' Beans says:
    (link)

    This closer thing is getting out control. I just traded 2 closers yesterday in my RCL, which left me with Capps and Aceves. A day later and I might have 5 closers with Capps, Aceves, Dolis, Cishek and Cashner. It’s a crazy world.

    • 3FingersBrown says:
      (link)

      @A Hill O’ Beans, Same here. I picked up Cishek, Mujica, Dolis in the course of two days.

      • 3FingersBrown says:
        (link)

        @3FingersBrown, Mujica in now or does he leave Cishek in another inning?!

        • 3FingersBrown says:
          (link)

          @3FingersBrown, A third inning? Uhhh… well I guess we’ll be seeing Mujica if they’ve got a lead in the 9th tomorrow.

  142. bean says:
    (link)

    All this closer mess just gets Stanton up one more time………Hello Giancarlo!

  143. Eddy says:
    (link)

    As mentioned in the thread above, Huston Street has a right posterior shoulder strain. Could spell DL since it’s shoulder.

    Also, for those picking up Cishek, they’re throwing him out there for his third inning (though he should [hopefully] get a save). This means he may not see action for two games and Bell may make another appearance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Eddy, Insane with the closers… Can’t believe I get home and there’s another two gone…

  144. Steve says:
    (link)

    All these shenanigans in Petco have me nervous about starting Richard on Saturday. What do you think? It’s 12 team H2H and I have a big lead In ERA and WHIP, a tiny lead in Ks and we’re tied in Wins. I also have Bum going while he has Worley @ WAS and Minor @ COL going.

    Also, been tending my sister’s team this week. She’s been offered Matt Joyce for Guerra. Her other option at LF is LoMo, while her other relievers are Qualls, Pestano, Cishek, Mujica, Cashner and Storen on the DL. Whaddayareckon? We count Holds BTW…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Steve, I’d start him… Take Joyce…

      • Steve says:
        (link)

        @Grey, Heh, Worley got some tap, gives me bit more of a cushion to start Richard.

        Kinda running my sister’s team this week and she’s beating one of the top teams which is kinda cool, though we’ve been sonavabenched by Reynolds two days running…

  145. Schlitzy says:
    (link)

    RHP Huston Street removed himself from the 10th inning due to what was diagnosed as a posterior right shoulder strain. “When I first felt it, I thought it was the kind of tightness that you sometimes have after a day off,” Street said. “But we talked about it on the mound, and something was not right. I don’t think it’s major; that’s the positive sign. We’ll see how it feels (Saturday).”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Schlitzy, Yeah, hopefully… But doubtful…

  146. theguarantee says:
    (link)

    If you have Zimmerman, picked up Alvarez…and don’t use corner infielders/have a loaded Util already, do you ship out Zimm for a pitcher, or is it too risky still to assume Alvarez is going to keep hitting?

    • Chillmodious says:
      (link)

      @theguarantee, It’s probably more of a risk to assume Zimm will play very much. Dude just can’t stay on the field.

  147. Chris says:
    (link)

    I have one roster spot (dropping H. Bell) should I add D. Robertson or C. Sale. Also available are H. Rodriguez, S. Casilla, M. Capps and F. Francisco.

    I am in a league that saves are essential out of this roster spot, we have no bench and have a transaction limit so it is important I don’t have to swap around multiple times. We only start 20 closers total in the league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Chris, Add Robertson…

  148. Jessegeeeee says:
    (link)

    Trade Minor for Romero/Billy B. Butler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Jessegeeeee, Sure

  149. Ronkonkoma says:
    (link)

    Seriously- FUCK YOU PUJOLS, FUCK YOU.

    • BigFatHippo says:
      (link)

      @Ronkonkoma, Cardinal nation wholeheartedly agrees

      • Omar's Comin' Yo says:
        (link)

        @BigFatHippo, That’s so lame.

  150. Giacomo says:
    (link)

    Grey – Smyly over Cahill or Nova?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Giacomo, Over Nova…

  151. K!cks says:
    (link)

    Should I Drop H.Bell for Walden, Cishek, Cashner, or Dolis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @K!cks, Walden

      • K!cks says:
        (link)

        @Grey, any reason to hold on Bell?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          @K!cks, Not in some leagues…

  152. Jon says:
    (link)

    @Grey, do you see Robertson being valuable enough in a keeper league to trade two lesser closers for – like say Casilla and Marshall?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Jon, Nah

  153. knighttown says:
    (link)

    Just looking for best player to target as an upgrade…

    McCann over Ramos at C
    Kendrick over Cozart at MI
    Pence over Campana at OF

    Was thinking of offering Downs plus one of my guys on the right for a piece on the left to a guy in DFL in saves. Please rank.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @knighttown, Pence, McCann

  154. Jon says:
    (link)

    @Grey, do you see Robertson being valuable enough in a keeper league to trade two lesser closers for him – like say Casilla and Marshall?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Jon, You just asked this.

      • Jon says:
        (link)

        @Grey, sorry, I didn’t realize it went through twice.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          @Jon, No worries…

  155. BigFatHippo says:
    (link)

    That headline sounds like me after 4 burritos…….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @BigFatHippo, HA!

  156. Jon says:
    (link)

    Keep one: Scherzer or Ubaldo (or should I be holding on to both?)

    Choose one between: Dolis or Cashner

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Jon, Scherzer… Dolis

  157. paulzone says:
    (link)

    need trade advice…i offered montero/mike adams for c.j. wilson. he countered with greinke instead of wilson. would you do it for greinke? or push for wilson.

    i could pick up ruiz to play at catcher.

    current pitchers: latos, morrow, wainwright, anibal, hudson(dl)
    rp’s: adams, balfour, marshall, sale, myers

    i can find another holds guy on the ww.

    batters:
    c-montero
    1b-tex
    2b-kendrick
    ss-cozart
    3b-davis
    rf-bruce
    cf-jones
    lf-braun or lahair
    util-pence
    bench-longoria (dl)

    i need another sp with hudson on dl and sale moving to bullpen…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @paulzone, I’d take Greinke

  158. Wilsonian says:
    (link)

    What type of SP is E5 worth? Is Moore too little at this point?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Wilsonian, Bit too little… Gio, Anibal, Bum…

      • Wilsonian says:
        (link)

        @Grey, kinda what I thought. But I doubt I could get much more for him. Shallow league, guys like Gio and Anibal are tough to come by. Gotta give more proven guys. I have Bum, too, so I won’t be trading for him. Emoticon.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          @Wilsonian, Gotcha

  159. paddytwotimes says:
    (link)

    @ Grey:

    Before you have some alcoholic drinks: hold Jansen or pick up Cashner with likely DL stint for Street?

    Alternatively, pick up Cashner and drop Marmol? I got Dolis, I just feel like Carlos will be trotted out there at some point. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @paddytwotimes, Drop Marmol…

      • paddytwotimes says:
        (link)

        @Grey, Thanks man.

  160. Carlos says:
    (link)

    Yahoo H2H, Standard 5X5, 10 team league

    This is my least favorite team that I drafted but so far so good I am in second place. I just feel like it is put together really weird.

    C- M. Montero
    1b- B. Butler
    2b- Cano
    3b- Moose/Bonifacio
    SS- Hardy/Bonifacio
    OF- Upton
    OF-Pence
    OF-Bruce
    Util- Uggla
    Util-BJ Upton
    Bench- Bonficiaio/Hardy/Moose (I basically rotate these guys)
    Bench- Harper

    SP- Sabathia, CJ Wilson, Romero, Garza, Lynn, Peavy, A. Sanchez
    RP- Guerra, Myers, Casilla, J. Johnson

    What are your thoughts on this team and how it can be improved?
    I’ve been trying to trade Uggla or Cano for 1b or 3b depth but haven’t been able to get equal value back. The best 1b/3b available is M. Reynolds, which says a lot.

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Carlos, I think trading Uggla or Cano for a 1B is a good idea… Maybe Cano for A-Gon since he’s also been struggling…

  161. Wilsonian says:
    (link)

    With Luebke probably done for the year, Doc not being Doc, and Sale moving to the ‘pen, I’m looking for some SP help. I inquired to the guy with Latos and Moore to see if I could buy low. He offered Latos for Sale. As it stands right now, I have Hanrahan, Marshall, Robertson, Cordero, and now Sale as closers. I could stand to lose one, but don’t know if banking on Latos to turn it around is good for me. This deal would leave me with this staff:

    Doc, Lester, Bum, Peavy, Latos, Drabek, Scherzer, Hanrahan, Marshall, Robertson, Cordero. Could then lose Luebke for Fister or Balfour/Cashner/Cishek.

    What do you think?

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Wilsonian, I’d prefer to do Moore for Sale… Or just more…

      • Wilsonian says:
        (link)

        @Grey, yeah, I like Latos to turn it around, but I think I’m giving up too much there. And I think Moore might not be enough. I’d love to get Kendrick or Kipnis off him to replace Phillips. You know I’m not a fan of him and his suckage right now.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          You hate him.

          • Wilsonian says:
            (link)

            @Grey, I thought I’d love him, but there are about 15 other 2nd basemen performing better than him. And he was my 8th round pick.

  162. McBainus says:
    (link)

    @Grey: Keeper league, standard 5×5. I have Braun for $28 next year. Someone else has Fielder for $20. We both agree Braun is a little better value, but I am just curious how much extra you would need to make the deal.

    Fielder + Ted Lilly for Braun?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Lilly should be enough… They’re very close in value…

  163. Cahhhhh-stanza says:
    (link)

    In the Royal Rumble between Closers who have been lost their roles,
    who do you favor ROS getting their role back and acquiring saves (either with
    the team they started 2012 or with a new team as part of a trade)?

    Marmol or Walden?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Walden

  164. Guy in my friends league now dangling Nelson Cruz, says he wants to “swap outfielders”, sounds like a loss of confidence situation so maybe I can get a good deal. My OF are (10 team Mixed/ESPN) Bruce, Jennings, Markakis, JD Martinez, and Soo-Choo (grabbed him off waivers right before his 1st HR, yeah me), with Krispie Young on the DL. Not sure I want to trade him Jennings but I dunno, its a power-first league and Cruz has oodles of power when hes on a streak.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Shin-Soo and Markakis?

  165. chata says:
    (link)

    mujica is venezuelan .

  166. Lubey says:
    (link)

    Mark Reynolds Update:

    Conformation that he is breathing and now reports saying he has movement of extremities

    • Wilsonian says:
      (link)

      @Lubey, I’m thinking now might be a good time to stash him if an owner already cut him loose. Not many 30+ homer guys on waivers.

      • chata says:
        (link)

        @Wilsonian,

        you’re going to stash him while he’s hitting ?

        • Wilsonian says:
          (link)

          @chata, Valid point. Maybe “snag” would be the better word. However, this is only the 2nd game of the year that he’s provided any real counting stats. I’d still like to see more before putting my faith in him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      HA! Good to hear…

  167. Omar's Comin' Yo says:
    (link)

    Yo Grey, OBP league, in a vacuum, ya like my giving up Konerko for Napoli?

    (In the non-vacuum, my catcher’s been the blahstipating Iannetta).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Not crazy about it…

  168. schlitzy says:
    (link)

    any chance Belt finally starts getting some regular PT with sandoval out? Belt or Tabata?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Yeah, Belt should get every day PT… Tabata for steals…

      • A Hill O' Beans says:
        (link)

        @Grey, [Thursday] “Belt is going to go out there everyday now, so he can get comfortable” says Bochy.

        [Saturday] Oh look, the sun came up this morning. Guess that means Belt should sit on the bench today.

        I’m curious, is the picture of Bochy in the dictionary under retarded, insane, or just stupid? Or maybe he was just misquoted and he meant every day that starts with a T?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          HA… Stupid, indeed…

  169. Wilsonian says:
    (link)

    Shallow league question again…

    What kind of arm would be fair for LaHair? Is Latos too lowitzki there, too?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Nah, it’s about right…

  170. dave says:
    (link)

    I’m sorry grey but that fact/fiction on morrow is some serious garbage.

  171. Prezii says:
    (link)

    Happ pitches on sunday right?? Hes in the two start pitcher catergory in the newest post..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Not completely sure… Looks like he goes tomorrow…

  172. TheNewGuy says:
    (link)

    Cant see Scott around so wondering if you might be able to give me some last minute advice on minor leaguers Grey!

    Michael Choice worth a late claim for my farm team? Would be dropping either: Eddie Rosario, Monty (Mike Montgomery), Zach Lee, Nick Franklin, or Jean Segura.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      I’d hold…

  173. Horse says:
    (link)

    Any thoughts on this:

    Give Phillips / Scherzer

    Get Greinke

    Thanks

    14 team 6×6

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Greinke

  174. Steve says:
    (link)

    Man, that Giants lineup without Panda looks bad, not that it was so hot to begin with.

    Not gonna help the win karma for The Bum.

    • Prezii says:
      (link)

      @Steve, noooo thats their AAA roster!! Duhhh

    • Steve says:
      (link)

      @Steve, Want something done right, you gotta do it yourself.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      They looked terrible from what I saw…

    • Steve says:
      (link)

      @Steve, That Giants offense is awesome. Won’t have a word said against them.

  175. VinWins

    VinWins says:
    (link)

    A scare for Scherzer as a comebacker hit his foot as it hung in the air, but he stayed in the game and appeared fine.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Thanks for the heads up!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Ouch indeed…

  176. Steve says:
    (link)

    The Bum can’t keep getting away with this…

    • Steve says:
      (link)

      @Steve, OK, maybe this time. But don’t try it again!

    • Prezii says:
      (link)

      @Steve, the brewcrew cant keep screwin this up…

  177. Chris says:
    (link)

    Latos vs nats or Hudson vs cubs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Hudson

  178. Oz.J. says:
    (link)

    @Grey

    The team coming last in my 5×5 12 team roto league has put a few pieces (including Cliff Lee) up on the trading block and is also in possession of Albert, and I think is looking for potential & upside to try and get his team back into the race. I’ve got Luke Scott manning by 1b, which has been fine to this point, just not sure it’s a long term solution.

    Am I way out to lunch with this trade?

    Give: Dread Pirate, R. Zimmerman, Hommy Tanson & Goldschmidt
    Get: Pujols & Cliff Lee

    Would still have Joey Bats at 3rd, Cargo, Bruuuuuce & Victorino for OF and Price, Mad Bum, Beachy, Lynn and Smyly to cover SP.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Oz.J., Nah, it’s not terrible…

  179. Steve says:
    (link)

    Street going on the DL. Twitter guy from SD who posted it says Cashner the leading candidate to close…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Steve, I hope so…

      • Mrobs says:
        (link)

        @Grey, whooo!

  180. Steve says:
    (link)

    Fucking Valverde. He’s terrible.

    • vinko says:
      (link)

      @Steve, So is Santiago,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Steve, Such a mess…

  181. royce! says:
    (link)

    Looking on the bright side, at least I don’t have Valverde on all of my teams…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @royce!, Yeah, thanks…

  182. Ranger Danger says:
    (link)

    Is mark Reynolds getting hot enough to drop middlebrooks for?
    Either would be temp for Zimmerman most likely, and I need HR and RBI

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Ranger Danger, Sure…

  183. ruah says:
    (link)

    Drop Rios for Dyson or Torres? Or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Hold

  184. Jon says:
    (link)

    @Grey, are you starting Milone tomorrow at TB?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      I would not…

  185. Bean says:
    (link)

    Pujols not in lineup……Boo birds hurt his feelings?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Aw…

  186. Teixeira or Pujols? says:
    (link)

    Would you trade Teixeira for Pujols?? I can’t believe I’m even asking this, but I’ve got an offer on the table and I’m actually hesitant. Anyone who’s reading this, I’d appreciate advice – ASAP. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      I’d hold.

      • Teixeira or Pujols? says:
        (link)

        @Grey, Thanks for response… it feels pretty crazy to pass on “The Machine”, I guess Tex just seems safer right now. Would you be trying to Buy Pujols right now at a discount, or more specifically, how much discount?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          @Teixeira or Pujols?, I wouldn’t trade a number two 1st baseman for a struggling #1 1st baseman.

  187. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
    (link)

    Think the wife and I may have to pop in Awesome; I Fuckin’ Shot That! tonight. If you’ve never seen it, great concert movie, check it out.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Awesomus Maximus, Cool, will check it out…

    • bean says:
      (link)

      @Awesomus Maximus, Is it too early to ask for a Hologram MCA?

    • mc serch says:
      (link)

      @Awesomus Maximus, I was at that show, but had not seen the movie till last night when decided to check it on you tube…..it was an incredible show…beasties mos def knew how to rock a party

  188. jerky says:
    (link)

    5×5 12team roto..is trout worth picking up for francoeur,maybin or kubel

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @jerky, Maybin

  189. jerky says:
    (link)

    Sorry one more ? Same league …is hardy worth dropping for lowrie

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @jerky, Sure

  190. Poo Holes says:
    (link)

    Luke Scott or Carlos Pena over Campana or Alcides? I have Andrus, Altuve, and Jemile for steal (even though I haven’t been starting Jemile while he’s hitting below the Mendoza line). Lind, Laroche, and Kubel also available.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Poo Holes, Scott over Campana if you don’t need steals…

  191. royce! says:
    (link)

    Bell out as Marlins closer.

    I couldn’t even watch his appearance yesterday because it started out so sad, which kinda screwed me because I would have known sooner about Street.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Not surprising…

    • Wilsonian says:
      (link)

      @royce!, Who’s got the gig?

      • bean says:
        (link)

        @Wilsonian, Cishek

  192. Steve says:
    (link)

    Sure glad I swapped Broxton out for Boggs in the hopes of getting a Hold…

  193. mc serch says:
    (link)

    Hola Senor Gris! Capuano or Cahill for rest of season? Gracias!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Cahill

  194. Adam says:
    (link)

    League or chisek for closer?
    Bell is dropped
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      League

  195. Eddy says:
    (link)

    Can’t say I’ve been pleased with Minor’s last two starts. Seems like he’s just nibbling, which is silly with the stuff he has.

    Also, is anyone else infuriated that the Astros are a no-stream team?!

    C’mon!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Astros will come around to crap…

  196. Chillmodious says:
    (link)

    I reluctantly dropped Lind for Belt last night, but ultimately feel it was the right move. With Reynolds heating up, would it make sense to drop
    Belt for him? I do not have another 1B, so either would represent my everyday first baseman and I’d have to approach this as a long-term (ROS) move.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Sure… Switch them…

      • Chillmodious says:
        (link)

        @Grey, Thanks… Just dropped Belt for Reynolds. And of course Lind goes deep tonight while Belt sits so Bochy’s head doesn’t get lonely in the dugout… which means Reynolds will go 0-4 tomorrow while belt homers off a lefty.

  197. Ryan says:
    (link)

    Which side do u like n trade
    Aviles and AROD for kinsler?
    I would replace AROD with Seaver or Chris Johnson
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Kinsler

  198. I like baseball says:
    (link)

    Grey, for the rest of the season please rank: Drabek, Bass, McDonald, Arrieta, Teheran (Minor’s going to get yanked from rotation soon because he flat out sucks, and I’m assuming Teheran will get the call).

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @I like baseball, Drabek, Arrieta, McDonald…

  199. Mrobs says:
    (link)

    From MLB.Com:
    Padres manager Bud Black said there is no timetable for Street’s return, and he’ll likely be on the disabled list more than 15 days.

    “I’m going to venture to say he won’t pitch the day he comes off the DL, so it’ll be more than 15 days. It’s not one of those where he’ll be ready in 15 days.”

    Same article goes on to say closer by committee….

    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120505&content_id=30487486&vkey=news_mlb&c_id=mlb

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Mrobs, Ugh… Pray for Cashner…

  200. xopchipili says:
    (link)

    Picked up Soriano when Mo went down, Gregerson is on the wire. Better chance for speculative saves? (D-Rob and Cashner are both owned)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @xopchipili, Hold

  201. stoopid says:
    (link)

    Arrieta, Capuano, Floyd, Detweiller, Samardjza, or Ervin Santana?? 10 team 1500IP max.. Luebke replacement..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @stoopid, Capuano

  202. Prezii says:
    (link)

    Rainbowwww troutttttt!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Prezii, Hehe

  203. bean says:
    (link)

    I will never question Stanton again. I will never question Stanton again. I will never question Stanton again. I will never question Stanton again. I will never question Stanton again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @bean, Ha

  204. Wilsonian says:
    (link)

    Would you take Drabek over Smyly, Vogelsong, Detwiler, Parker?

    16 Team H2H Keeper

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Wilsonian, Detwiler

      • Wilsonian says:
        (link)

        @Grey, Muchos gracias.

  205. Steve says:
    (link)

    Jesus, Howie. You’ve had a great week, but come on.

  206. aj says:
    (link)

    Is Lind. Ownable in a 13 team 5*5.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @aj, I’d hold for now…

  207. Wilsonian says:
    (link)

    AJax/Jansen for LaHair/K-Rob. Who wins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Wilsonian, LaHair

      • Wilsonian says:
        (link)

        @Grey, Look at my pops trying to ruin Christmas this year and railroad me. Haha. Says “I don’t even really want to do this.” to try to make me think he’s giving up a lot. He’s a sly old man. But I’m no dummy. I didn’t want to do it anyway. Many thanks, dude.

  208. Felipe Paulino – luck or talent

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Mr Baseball, Talent

  209. Matt says:
    (link)

    Any shot of Frieri being the new closer for the Halos?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Matt, Seems unlikely

  210. Jon says:
    (link)

    @Grey, after tonight’s starts, either Capuano or McDonald over any of Milone, Drabek, Arriety, Lilly?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Jon, Capuano over Lilly…

  211. bean says:
    (link)

    Open slot to pick up a pitcher and here is who is on the wire:

    Grilli, Gregerson, Rauch, or Boggs

    Currently have Cain, Gio, Lincecum, Westbrook, Vogelsong, Casilla, Cishek, D. Hernandez.

    Preference out of those 4 options (NL Only Roto 5×5)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @bean, Gregerson

      • bean says:
        (link)

        @Grey, Lost out on Gregerson so I am subtracting a Pitcher spot and stashing Rizzo. None of them really inspired confidence so Rizzo takes my final roster spot.

        To me, even if Gregerson, Rauch or Grilli get that job, they are not the type to hold it down without blowing saves and creating another platoon. Bottom of the barrell!

  212. chata says:
    (link)

    @ Grey :
    5×5 roto / keeper
    vacuum .

    rank these players , please :
    king felix ,
    j-upton ,
    jay bruce .

    thank you .

    • chata says:
      (link)

      @ all :

      if you’re interested in weighing in , on this ranking , i invite you to do so .
      am interested in “popular opinion” , as i am considering trade possibilities .

    • Poo Holes says:
      (link)

      @chata, I’d have to say Upton, Felix, Bruce. I’d take all of them over Pujols right now…

    • Bean says:
      (link)

      @chata, Upton, Bruce, Felix…..Bruce and Upton are young and at least have 5 solid years ahead. Pitchers are so volatile that I never trust year to year production.

      • chata says:
        (link)

        @Bean,

        yeah , at 26 , felix is the “old” man of this group .
        not sure i’d classify him as volatile .

        • Bean says:
          (link)

          @chata, No you are right he is not…….just my view on pitchers. Not Felix specifically because he makes #2 and #3 close on this list.

  213. TheNewGuy says:
    (link)

    Lind or Ike in a OBP league….or neither.

    Both have been REAL bad so far.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @TheNewGuy, Lind

  214. TheNewGuy says:
    (link)

    Allen Craig or Newhouse going forward (OBP league)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @TheNewGuy, Craig

  215. Howard says:
    (link)

    Baby Jesus is now officially a Catcher!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Howard, Yay

  216. mc serch says:
    (link)

    Morning….we benching Milone today, or should I just leave’em Milone *rimshot*?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @mc serch, Ha… I’d bench him in most leagues…

  217. Eng says:
    (link)

    Good morning, Grey, I need to borrow your crystal ball. Would you use the #1 waiver on Cishek who was dropped a few days back or will Bell soon reclaim the role?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Eng, Use it

  218. Cahhhhh-stanza says:
    (link)

    Good Sunday Morning to ya Grey.

    Wonder if you could rank these OF for ROS

    Gardener
    Boesch
    Stubbs
    De Aza
    Reimold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Cahhhhh-stanza, Morning… Stubbs, Gardner, Boesch…

  219. knighttown says:
    (link)

    Always be Trading Closers. I kinda picked up Cishek and Cashner last night to add to Myers, Downs, Marshall and Jansen. Want to move like, three of these guys. Jansen and Myers I want to keep. Jansen because he won’t net what he’s worth without the closer title and Myers cause he sits in my SP slot.

    Is Boesch too much to add to Downs to get Buster Posey. I currently have no catcher but was using Ramos.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @knighttown, It’s not too much…

  220. Wilsonian says:
    (link)

    Looking for anyone’s take on these closers. How would you rank them?

    Marshall
    Sale
    Downs
    Balfour
    Cishek
    Cordero

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Wilsonian, Marshall, Sale, Balfour, Cordero, Cishek…

  221. Howie says:
    (link)

    @Grey: Whom do you like as the better SP for the remainder of the season in a 4×4 NL Roto…Lynn or Josh J.?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Howie, Lynn

  222. knighttown says:
    (link)

    My J-Z, Marshall and Capuano for his Votto? Probably won’t get a sniff will it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @knighttown, Nope

  223. nightpandas says:
    (link)

    leaning No but wanted to get your take: (15 teams, 7 keepers)

    Give Kemp/Morrow

    Get King Felix/Hart/LOMO

    • nightpandas says:
      (link)

      @nightpandas,

      What about swapping Morrow with Niese or Arrieta and LOMO with Darvish or Moore

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @nightpandas, Nope

  224. joe from point pleasant says:
    (link)

    Speculation that Peacock will take Ross’ next turn in the rotation after Ross allowed 16 er in his last two starts…

    Whats your gut feeling? Time to swoop in and grab Peacock or hold off on the speculative add?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @joe from point pleasant, I hope so since we own him in an AL-Only… My gut is probably not…

      • joe from point pleasant says:
        (link)

        @Grey,

        Milone is walking/hitting everyone in the first inning, and he is coming off a bad outing. This can only improve the chance that Brad will get to spread his feathers in the near future!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          @joe from point pleasant, Yeah, could be…

  225. Viagra Falls says:
    (link)

    Would you start LaHair or Melky today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Viagra Falls, LaHair

  226. Black Beard says:
    (link)

    Which side you taking: Hamilton and Cozart for Castro and Cliff Lee?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Black Beard, Castro

    • chata says:
      (link)

      @Black Beard,

      hamilton

      • Prezii says:
        (link)

        @chata, castro and lee

  227. agarthered says:
    (link)

    Drabek or Ubaldo going forward?

    • agarthered says:
      (link)

      @agarthered, or Hammel

      • Grey

        Grey says:
        (link)

        @agarthered, Hammel

      • harrrr says:
        (link)

        @agarthered, You’ll want to hear from Grey for sure. I’m kind of digging Hammel, then Drabek.

        • agarthered says:
          (link)

          @harrrr, Yeah i grabbed Hammel, before i even got a response from you guys! Cheers anyways! haha

          • Grey

            Grey says:
            (link)

            @agarthered, No problem…

  228. harrrr says:
    (link)

    C.Lewis or E.Jackson? I have Lewis but notice his K’s were not so great lately, to go along with so-so starts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @harrrr, Lewis

      • harrrr says:
        (link)

        @Grey, cheers

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          @harrrr, No problem…

  229. Wilsonian says:
    (link)

    Middlebrooks with a slam!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Nice!

  230. Prezii says:
    (link)

    Hate to say this but is it time to swoop adam dunn? Still Ks like crazy but least hes hittin em out now…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Yeah, if he’s on waivers…

      • Prezii says:
        (link)

        @Grey, nobody wants to touch em in my league cuz we play points with Ks -2.. lol last year i think he had 50 something points the whole season..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Gotcha

  231. agarthered says:
    (link)

    Lind, Reynolds or Goldschmidt?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Reynolds

  232. Jon says:
    (link)

    Rios over Rasmus or Scott in a keeper league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Over Scott…

  233. chata says:
    (link)

    A ‘s ripping through the east … for all of you who like to
    stream against them .

    green and gold .

    • Prezii says:
      (link)

      @chata, the A’s?? Who are they? Never heard of em..

      • chata says:
        (link)

        @Prezii,

        if i was looking for K’s , i think i’d rather stream my pitcher
        against teams with free swingers and low contact rates .

        i perceive the jays , white sox , orioles (especially when davis and reynolds are both in the line-up) , reds , and d-backs to fit that
        definition …. though that is only my perception .

        am sure some saber-head could back-up or refute my contentions .

        and , of course , the twinkies …. who should be considered for contraction before my A ‘s .

  234. chata says:
    (link)

    finally … albert

  235. VinWins

    VinWins says:
    (link)

    Pujols home run!

    • 3FingersBrown says:
      (link)

      @VinWins, El hombre!

    • Poo Holes says:
      (link)

      @VinWins, Go figure, the first game I decide to bench him. You’re welcome everybody!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Bout time

  236. quimmy says:
    (link)

    2 offers for my HanRam in an OBP league:

    My HanRam for his Freeman and Arsedribble

    My HanRam for his Freeman and Beachy

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Not good

  237. Tony says:
    (link)

    On May 2nd James Shields pitched, yahoo has him down for 1 ER on his profile page, but he wasn’t given a QS. Will that be changed, he gave up 4 runs but it says only 1 was earned which should lead to a QS? I’m not sure, didn’t watch the game, just had my buddy telling me his stats are gonna be corrected???

  238. Tony says:
    (link)

    wow chris davis golden sombrero +1, 5K’s in one game…. how about a pinch hitter Buck???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      There’s the Chris Davis we know!

  239. DiscoD says:
    (link)

    Casilla or Cishek?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Casilla

  240. chata says:
    (link)

    beachy …. one-hitter , until the 7th .

  241. DiscoD says:
    (link)

    Casilla, Cikshek or B. Myers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Myers

  242. Prezii says:
    (link)

    Chris davis 5 Ks! Thats a sunbrero with a feather in it..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Hehe

  243. Steve says:
    (link)

    I have led all week either 8-4 or 9-3 and now I’m going to lose. F*** this game.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Damn…

      • Steve says:
        (link)

        @Grey, Davis has killed me today and Mauer is at .059 for the week, and Rios at .167 hasn’t helped either.

        • Tony says:
          (link)

          @Steve, i own that trio as well, terrible, today in that boston/bal game i was almost single handedly destroyed with guys getting 7 AB’s each of garbage…..

          Can we get a win from chris davis added onto our stats? lol

  244. chata says:
    (link)

    count your teeth , E5

  245. Steve says:
    (link)

    Is the Chris Davis party over? Do you take Alvarez over him now?

    • Steve says:
      (link)

      @Steve, Or maybe Chris Johnson?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
        (link)

        Take Johnson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Yeah, you can…

  246. Eric Riptide says:
    (link)

    @Grey, would you start Allen Craig over Nelson Cruz this upcoming week? (It’s a weekly start league that locks on Mondays). I know it seems crazy, but Craig is obviously hot and Cruz is trying to pull pitches that are a foot outside. He’s ice-cold. Is Craig just a smarter start or am I just being foolish to bench Cruz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      I wouldn’t

  247. chata says:
    (link)

    knee problem for downs

    • chata says:
      (link)

      coming out

    • VinWins

      VinWins says:
      (link)

      @chata, could be ankle

      • chata says:
        (link)

        @VinWins,

        do we all , now , rush to pick up latroy ?

        • VinWins

          VinWins says:
          (link)

          @chata, Maybe. I found Frieri some leagues, went that way.

          • VinWins

            VinWins says:
            (link)

            @VinWins, Probably Walden gets the job back.

            • Mrobs says:
              (link)

              @VinWins, hope so.. just grabbed him off waivers in two leagues.

        • VinWins

          VinWins says:
          (link)

          @chata, Hawkins broke his pinkie on the last play of the game.

  248. C.O.C. says:
    (link)

    Aaron Hill or Altuve rest of season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @C.O.C., Hill

  249. Carlos says:
    (link)

    Is Tejada going to take away playing time from JJ Hardy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Carlos, No

  250. Steve says:
    (link)

    Come on Davis – need a hit here real bad.

    • Steve says:
      (link)

      @Steve, You useless prick. So useless.

      Today, anyway.

      • Steve says:
        (link)

        @Steve, OK. Outs for Weeks and Braun, please. I’m being straight here – not going for the reverse….

        • Steve says:
          (link)

          @Steve, Now for Braun…

          • Steve says:
            (link)

            @Steve, Don’t walk him! I need an out!

            • Steve says:
              (link)

              @Steve, Ah, bullshit.

              • chata says:
                (link)

                @Steve,

                Steve ….. have a snickers !

                • Steve says:
                  (link)

                  @chata, Careful…

                  Next you’ll be telling me it’s only a game…

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
                    (link)

                    @Steve, You still lose it?

                    • Steve says:
                      (link)

                      @Grey, Looks like it, though only 6-5. His Maybin went 3-4 today which kinda killed me (as well as Davis’ 0-7). I need the Giants-Brewers game to stay tied and for Braun and Weeks to make outs next time up…

                      Had a 50-point lead in average a couple of days ago…

                    • Steve says:
                      (link)

                      @Steve, If Dolis gets a win here, I’ll be even more pissed off.

                    • Steve says:
                      (link)

                      @Steve, And I benched J-Zimm so as not to damage my ERA or WHIP…

                    • Steve says:
                      (link)

                      @Steve, Go away, Dolis.

  251. Trevor

    tggq21 says:
    (link)

    BnY!

    Wiggy or Chris Johnson to fill in for Pablo… Looking for more Average/Power

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @tggq21, Johnson

  252. Steve says:
    (link)

    WTF? Is Chris Davis pitching now?

    • Steve says:
      (link)

      @Steve, He is! He is! Hitting 92 on the gun apparently…

    • Chillmodious says:
      (link)

      @Steve, Apparently he’s trying to work off that “feathered sombrero.” Already K’d Salty, so he’s back to the golden sombrero.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
        (link)

        @Chillmodious, HA!

  253. Chillmodious says:
    (link)

    Yikes, looks like Cashner got shelled today. I picked him up yesterday, but sure am glad I kept him benched.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Chillmodious, Ugh

  254. nightpandas says:
    (link)

    Gallardo or Garza for Rollins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @nightpandas, Garza

  255. Steve says:
    (link)

    Heh. Probably late with this and didn’t see it myself, but apparently as soon as Pujols hit one out, all the rest of the Angels vacated the dugout and went down the tunnel. Funny.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Steve, Hehe

  256. chata says:
    (link)

    haha

    1st hit for davis , today !

    • chata says:
      (link)

      by sweeney

      • chata says:
        (link)

        @chata,

        the guy goes 0-8 , strikes out 5 times , gets hit by a line drive ,
        and records the W .

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          @chata, Yeah, that was insane…

  257. Steve says:
    (link)

    Good lord. He just struck out A-Gonz.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Steve, Ha… I know!

  258. Steve says:
    (link)

    WP: Chris Davis LP: Darnell McDonald.

    Remarkable.

    • Tony says:
      (link)

      @Steve, i think its got yahoo’s stat tracker all eff’d up too, because on stat tracker it took away all Chris Davis’s at bats and i have another WIN in my score somehow…. but the matchup tab on the actual yahoo page reads correct and i’ve still got davis’s 5 K’s and no win…. GIMME THAT WIN YAHOO!

  259. Steve says:
    (link)

    Good heavens. I had Davis go 0-8 on one team, and A-Gonz go 0-8 on another.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Steve, Ouch

  260. C.O.C. says:
    (link)

    So in a points league, I can put Altuve or Reynolds in my UT spot. Does 3 consecutive days of hitting for Reynolds justify starting him over the also hot (in a streaky way) Altuve?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @C.O.C., I’d start Reynolds

  261. Steve says:
    (link)

    FMFBBL. Dolis lucks into a win. So an 8-4 lead at the start of the day turns into a 6-4 loss. Great.

    • Steve says:
      (link)

      @Steve, Benching Zimmermann looks real smart now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Steve, Damn

  262. Rich says:
    (link)

    Hey grey what are your thoughts on Cano? He hit a homer today and would you sell “high” on him now or atleast test the waters and welcome offers (before he slumps even more with the ailing yanks), or would you wait him out knowing he will finish the year as one of the top 2nd baseman? Is this an off season for him or just a sluggish start…?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Rich, Depends what you’re selling him for… He will be one of the top 2nd baseman…

  263. paddytwotimes says:
    (link)

    @ Grey
    Downs hurt. Who fills in?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Walden’s my guess…

      • paddytwotimes says:
        (link)

        @Grey, Think Fieri has a chance?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          @paddytwotimes, Could…

  264. Chillmodious says:
    (link)

    I think Werth may have just broken his left wrist.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Really?

      • Chillmodious says:
        (link)

        @Grey, Yup. Bent it back trying to make a catch. Did not look good. ESPN: “But hey, BRYCE HARPER!”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Ha… Yikes…

  265. nick m. says:
    (link)

    I’m getting hammered with injuries – only have 2 DL spots with Hudson, Longo, Youk, Street, and Santos. I already dropped Santos, drop Youk for Reynolds in 12-team H2H?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Go for it…

  266. Steve says:
    (link)

    Grey – you’d start Vargas at home against the Tigers, on Thursday, no?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Yup

      • Steve says:
        (link)

        @Grey, Thanks. One more. Had Torii in the Util spot for the last week or so. Do you go for any of these guys instead? 12-team H2H, we count OBP as well as AVG…

        Goldschmidt
        Lind
        Furcal
        Seager
        Yonder
        Moreland

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          I’d go Torii…

      • Steve says:
        (link)

        @Grey, I lied. As well as the one above, how do you like Beckham for the double-header with the tribe tomorrow?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          It’s okay… Over Torii? Nah…

          • Steve says:
            (link)

            @Grey, Once I start lying, I can’t stop. Belt is on the wire as well – do you take Torii over him too?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
              (link)

              @Steve, I’d still take Torii.

  267. Random Collmenter says:
    (link)

    start Hughes v Seattle or Paulino @ White Sox?

    would u start jennings this week even though he was taken out of the game b/c of some knee thing?

    i just traded for Chris Sale and now he was moved to the ‘pen. FML.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Random Collmenter, Hughes… I’d start Jennings…

  268. Herschel says:
    (link)

    @Grey: 12 team mixed 5 x 5 weekly league. Who to start at util? Alvarez, Middlebrooks or Cespedes? Thanks.

  269. Thrilla says:
    (link)

    If this Werth wrist thing is a 12 week injury, is it safe to lose him in 12 team standard 5 OF leagues?

Comments are closed.