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Tim Lincecum has a 6.07 ERA.  Seriously, we’re in July and Lincecum’s ERA is six point oh seven.  There’s ugly.  There’s brutal.  There’s murderous.  There’s the guy with the goiter down the street from you that you talked to at a red light once and now he wants to hang out.  There’s what your mother did to your baseball card collection.  There’s you walking in on your girlfriend with another man and her screaming, “Why don’t you ever knock?!”  There’s Jell-o with floating pieces of turds.  Then… THEN!  There’s Lincecum.  May Bochy’s watermelon head fall on Lincecum and knock him to the Disgraceful List.  He’s unownable in most mixed leagues.  He’s headed for middle relief.  Rudy and I discuss this more on today’s podcast, but you most definitely can’t start him and in any mixed leagues shallower than 14 team, you probably should drop him.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Roy Oswalt – 4 2/3 IP, 9 ER.  That, there, is like when you get your straw hat caught in your tractor’s gear shift and it just rips that puppy to shreds.  Then those shreds defecate on the top of your head.  This was just as bad as Lincecum’s (and this is discussed on the podcast too), but at least you’re not as invested in Oswalt.  Let someone else see if he can right the Good Ship Folly Pop.  Be gone, hillbilly!

Carlos Ruiz – Hit his 12th homer.  After the game, Chooch said, “Chooch is it,” when someone nearby grabbed a cola and said, “Coke is it.”

Vance Worley – 4 IP, 6 ER.  Fangraphs Database, “Your ERA will forever be your FIP… MUAHAHAHAHAHA…”  So diabolical.

Jonathan Niese – 8 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks.  He was in last week’s Buy and he really should be owned everywhere.  He’s pitched better than Kershaw so far this year.  On a side note, why doesn’t he shorten his first name like he did his nose?  You need Beltran to take you to City Hall, Niese?

David Wright – 1-for-5, 4 RBIs with his 10th homer.  Hey, whatever happened to that whole “Metco’s moving its fences in?”  That was a huge story in the preseason and I feel like I haven’t heard anyone mention it since.  Cust inquirin’.

Daniel Murphy – 4-for-5, 4 RBIs and a homer short of the cycle.  That’s a clown cycle, bro…You know, a tricycle.

Dewayne Wise – 2-for-3 and his 3rd homer.  Only he didn’t really hit the homer out, he grabbed the pitch and threw it over the fence before the umpire could see.  Witness for yourself where these shenanigans started.

Fernando Rodney – Perfect inning for his 24th save, his ERA drops to 0.96.  In other news, water is dry.

Desmond Jennings – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 1 RBI, 2 steals.  In the five days since he was last week’s lead Buy, two homers and 4 steals.  I didn’t mention this last week in the post, but you know how I knew to Buy him?  Matthew Berry said to drop him last Wednesday.

Sean Rodriguez – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and a slam and legs, or maybe it’s a leguez.  Either way, he hadn’t hit a homer in a while, but the last time he hit one he followed a few days later with another one.  Streaky’s not just A-Rod’s hair in the early naughts.

Adam Lind – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer.  I swear to you this is what happened to me.  I pick up Lind when he’s called up.  He doesn’t play.  I drop him.  Naturally, he homers.  I pick him up again the following day.  He doesn’t play.  I drop him.  The following day, he homers again.  I will now walk into traffic wearing nothing but a burlap sack.

A.J. Burnett – 5 IP, 14 baserunners, 6 ER, 5 Ks.  So if you remove Burnett’s start vs. the Cards and this start….

Garrett Jones – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer in as many games.  Not sure how many of you are old enough to remember this, but about three years ago I used to talk about the joys of platooning Matt Diaz.  Well, Diaz was only good against lefties.  Jones is hitting righties!

Drew Sutton – 3-for-5, and his first homer and 7 for his last 14.  Worth a pick up to see how long his hitting lasts, though it probably won’t last long.  Hopefully, it does because you gotta see him, then see how excited he gets when he’s hitting.

Jose Tabata – Optioned to the minors.    The Pirates went to Gorkys Hernandez, who sounds like a character on the Telemundo remake of Life Goes On.  “Gorkys!  You’re so silly!”  As I mentioned yesterday, Starling Marte is still only about a week or two away.

Dan Haren – 4 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA now at 4.86.  In all seriousness, I’m surprised he hasn’t been put on the Disgraceful List yet.

Mike Trout – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer.  Pujols stayed out in front of him with a homer of his own (13th).  Anyone wanna take bets Trout passes him in homers?  Couldn’t possibly happen, right?  *octave higher*  Or could it?

Giancarlo Stanton – Sat out yesterday with a sore knee and general fatigue.  Wasn’t that Prince Valium’s dad?

Hanley Ramirez – Was scratched with a sore knee.  Hey, I want Stanton to scratch me with his sore knee!

Anibal Sanchez – Well, it could’ve been worse.  He could’ve ran over your family pet before the game.  His ERA is now up to 4.19 and I’m not pleased, but he’s also getting unlucky and his K-rate is still solid.  Two good starts and his ERA could be back at 3.80.  I’m holding onto Anibal Thelma & Louise-style as we go over the cliff together.

Justin Ruggiano – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI with another homer.  Now has homers in back-to-back games and against my better judgement I grabbed him in a 12 team mixed league because my better judgement had Belt getting Bochy’d and Stanton needing a nap.

Logan Morrison – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs as he homered.  Showing the occasional glimpses, but it’s far from a successful year.  Maybe it’s the knee bothering him still.  He’s just not going at it as hard. #possiblelinefromMagicMike

Jose Reyes – 3-for-6, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  I know this game wasn’t in Crayola Canyon, but the way Reyes is hitting for power this year is making it seem like Metco is The House They Built Across The Street From The House Ruth Built.  Person Who Just Found Razzball, “Crayola what?  Metco huh?  The House They… What is this feathered hair man with the most gorgeous mustache I’ve seen saying?”

Heath Bell – 2/3 IP, 2 ER.  I’m beginning to think Bell is blowing games because he likes the reassurance that Ozzie gives him that he’s safe.  Ozzie, of all people, is his woobie.

Aramis Ramirez – 2-for-6, 4 RBIs and the game-winning ding-dong off Bell.  Hopefully, this time he gets scorching hot and stays healthy.  I’d be Aramis if I didn’t tell you I owned him.

Marco Estrada – 6 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks.   Here’s what I said with him in last week’s Buy, “His K-rate is pushing ten and his walk rate is under 2. That’s worth looking at in mixed leagues. Probably the K-rate will go down and the walk rate will go up once he’s started more games. So that’s deeper mixed league worthy. Four sentences, one hedge… Thank you, Fantasy Baseball College of Charleston!”  And that’s me quoting me!  Now, I’d look at him in all mixed leagues where I was hurting for pitching.

Kevin Youkilis – Not sure how the White Sox won the game since the final score was 2 to 1.9.  Wait a second…. That’s not one point nine.  That’s a Cheetos smudge on my computer screen.  The White Sox scored 19 runs?!  Youuuuuuuuuuuk went 3-for-6, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and his 5th homer; Alex Rios went 3-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer and A.J. Pierzynski hit his 15th homer.  A.J. Pierzynski can’t even count to 15!  How does he have 15 homers?  Wanna talk about a trade that we did in March that has changed in how you look at it now?  In one league, we kept Jesus Montero and traded A.J. Pierzynski, Lance Berkman and Bud Norris for CC Sabathia.  I still like it for us, but who would’ve thought the move would’ve been to trade Jesus and keep A.J.?

Gordon Beckham – 0-for-3 as the White Sox scored 19 runs?  That’s a ticker blue balls.

Brian Fuentes – As Trapper John had to earn his title M.D. and Deuce Bigelow had to earn “Male Gigolo,”  finally Fuentes has a title that fits him:  Brian Fuentes, DFA.

Tyler Colvin – Another day, another homer.  I think I mentioned yesterday that I was going to pick up Colvin.  Yeah, didn’t happened because he was owned already.  That shouldn’t stop you.  Unless you’re in my league.  Stop eavesdropping!

Jose Lopez – 3-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI out of the cleanup spot.  Trash in the cleanup spot may sound counterintuitive to you, but he’s hitting .444 over the last week with a 5-for-6 on Saturday.

Zach McAllister – 6 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Rudy likes McAllister as a flyer, and I don’t think it’s solely because Zach’s on one of our teams that is in first. He has solid Ks and low walks.  McAllister, not Rudy.  But it is his birthday today.  Rudy’s, not McAllister’s.  A real live nephew of our Uncle Sam.

Neftali Feliz – On Tuesday, he threw from the bump.  I’m sure Ron Washington was there.

Drew Storen – Will begin his rehab stint on Thursday.  Tyler Clippard will continue to close even when Storen returns, but if there’s a Closer God up there who loves me — let’s call him Savus, the defeater of a L. One Clippard, Storen will get some saves at some point cause I’ve had him stashed in an NL-Only league all year where I really need saves.

Chris Carpenter – Done for the year as the doctors put the final nail in Carpenter’s season.

Joe Kelly – 6 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners (4 BBs), 5 Ks, has a 3.29 ERA so far, and, before this game, he’s kept his control in check.  That’s not usually what does him in.  What does him in is he’s as boring as his name.  In Triple-A, he had a 5+ K-rate… *yawn*  What was I saying?  Oh, yeah, Joe Kelly– *snooze*  Wait, what?  Oh, that’s right– *conked out*

Trevor Bauer – 3 1/3 IP, 6 ER. Before the game, Trevor Bauer played long toss from foul pole to foul pole, then the Padres played long hit from foul pole to foul pole.  This is the problem with rookie pitchers that I went over last time he pitched.  Sometimes you get a warm embrace, and sometimes you get roofied.

Andrew Cashner – Left yesterday’s game with a strained latissimus dorsi muscle.  That never stopped Flipper!  Cashner will be out 3 weeks so it’s safe to drop him in most mixed leagues.

Brian Roberts – Hits the DL with a strained Brian Roberts-Can’t-Stay-Healthy-itis.  I think they named it after him because he gets it so much.

Jon Lester – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks.  Well, it took you long enough!  Sure, it was against the A’s, but they were put together by Fat Jonah Hill.  Listen, anything that builds Lester’s confidence, I’m taking as a positive.

Bobby Jenks – Sawx released Jenks.  He’s hoping to catch on with another club or as a cartoon onomatopoeia — JENKS!

Felix Hernandez – 5 1/3 IP, 4 ER.  If April and May had to deal with the Closepocalypse.  Right now, the major leagues have a secreting staff infection.

Wei-Yin Chen – 7 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 2 hits, 0 walks, 9 Ks with a perfect game into the 7th inning when Casper Wells took him deep — it’s a Ghost World!  Chen hasn’t been completely dominating from start to start and his peripherals suggest he’s not even as good as his 3.64 ERA.  Keep in mind, this start was in Safeco.  And that’s me weighing in on Wei-Yin (almost stutterer!).

Roy Halladay – Threw a bullpen session and should be good to go soon after the All-Star break.  Comatose Phillie Fan, “Hey, I’ve been in a coma for the whole season after taking a D battery to the ol’ melon.  Any hoo!  Halladay returning is great news for our playoff run, right?  Right?”  Comatose Phillie Fan, you might want to sit down.

Brandon Inge – Razzball sends its well wishes out to Inge after he lost his father, Andy Griffith.

Chipper Jones – 5-for-5, 4 RBIs and he was named to his final All-Star Game.  The NL is asking if he’ll throw out the first oblique.

  1. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    trading Cashner last week was the best move I made all year

    Is Morneau going to be that guy who gets traded and then goes on some crazy second half. Maybe its just wishful thinking

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate, Nice trade! … I think that’s wishful thinking…

  2. looks like pukilis is bedding well is chicago… and with Jenks getting the icepick looks like kenny williams is making room at the foot of the ole dusty blanket for the beard of pukilis to make itself a nest. at least as long as it doesn’t smell or anything. and doesn’t bring in too many twigs to fortify… well, you know.

    also: if trevor bauer didn’t pout so much when he sucked i might get frustrated with him a lot quicker… but it makes it all look so convincing, like: “shit, that was not supposed to happen with my skillset.” jonathan sanchez, different story. he looks like he’s forcing a rage every time he does exactly what I expect him to do… ho hum.

      • chunk says:
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        @ivebeenupthreedaysstraight, Maybe just some sleep. Three days is a long time…

        • prezii says:
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          @chunk, i just lol’d.. go to bed three days!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ivebeenupthreedaysstraight, Ha! Jenks was in the Boston, 3 Days.

      • @Grey, hrm, a minor [air quotes] technicality [/air quotes]. humor has no bounds, hombre; and mine evidently heeds no “facts” which might otherwise spoil all the good times… or maybe thats just an excuse for incompetence.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha… Agreed…

  3. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Oh and in continuation of yesterdays Belt rant, Giants fans can go to hell.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate, There ya go…

  4. Kelvin says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Can you rate the following SPs ROS:

    Derek Holland
    Doug Fister
    Wade Miley
    Jason Hammel

    Do you suggest me to buy low on Ricky Romero or Jeremy Hellickson?

    Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kelvin, Hammel, Fister…. Neither… Hellickson before Romero…

  5. jdbus says:
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    How does this trade sound

    I get
    Cliff Lee
    Carlos Ruiz

    I give
    Grienke

    My catcher is Rosario, so I don’t have a huge need but it seems like a good time to buy low on Lee. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jdbus, Hold

  6. chata says:
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    @ Grey :

    i’m in a 14 team , 5×5 roto , limited keeper league … the most competitive league that i’ve ever experienced .
    on 10/25/10 , this damn foreigner , that i invited to join our league , took over a last place club that had finished the year with 40 roto points .

    during his 1st off-season , i did him a favor (?) by dealing him the ultimate
    poison pill …. do you remember how terrible liriano was in 2011 ?
    despite that , he finished in 9th place , with 71.5 points by season’s end .

    fast forward to July 4th , 12 after 2k …. Happy Birthday U.S.A. …. and it doesn’t take a genius to figure out ‘who’ just moved into 1st place , with
    102 points , and a 3 point lead …. otherwise , why would i be telling you this ?

    i’m pretty proud of his accomplishment , however temporary , and his
    presence and determination has certainly made our league stronger .
    however , i’m hearing rumblings coming from the ranks of the other 12 owners .
    people are even whispering the name benedict arnold , when i enter the room .

    as the current reigning champ , i find that my team is now in 6th place ,
    10 points off the pace .
    can you help ?

    i’m not looking for any special treatment , nor am i asking that you run
    my team .
    what would be nice , however , is if you would plant the seed (as he is a regular commenter on this site , who can’t even beat his sister in a h2h match) that , perhaps , you are alternating between giving him good advice and feeding him bogus information .

    while i’m not entirely convinced that , because he resides on the other side of the international date-line , he doesn’t know , yesterday , what’s going to happen today , he is , at times , convinced that he has the power of
    reverse-jinx .

    see what you can do , will you ??

    • Steve says:
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      @chata, Blame royce! – he drafted for me though I was looking over his shoulder for some of it…

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @chata, Ha can’t even beat his sister?! Must be all those crazy streams you do in H2H Steve, never heard of half the guys you roll out there ;)

  7. WARNING anyone else who is streaming Aaron Cook today: after trying Daisuke and Cashner over the last two days and having both injure themselves during the start, I’m onto Cook now. so he shouldn’t make it out of the third inning. Be warned!

    Grey – I’m second in my 16-team one-year 5×5 roto league but starting to fall behind on innings with Marcum on the DL, sitting Moore vs. the Yanks and Anibal vs. the Brewers and other recent matchups. As mentioned above, my streamer choices haven’t given me many innings. I know you’d be rue to recommend a low strikeout pitcher like Cook, but I didn’t have many options. What about streaming options for tomorrow? Bud Norris is available, but he looked pretty bad against the Cubs last time … Porcello vs. the Twins? Detwiler vs. SF?

    Or instead of streaming, am I better off holding a guy as my fifth starter? Jair, Nolasco, Westbrook, Gee, Blanton, Colon, Buchholz, Blackley, Chen … those seem to be the best choices.

    P.S. I’ve been enjoying Robot Jones in my shallower 14-team roto league …. Man, some of these Creeper picks are scary good!

    P.P.S. That DeWayne Wise video is scandalous! What a mistake on the ump’s part.

    P.P.P.S. There is no P.P.P.S.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Enrique, Nolasco in July… PPS. I like it better than his perfect game saving catch…

  8. prezii says:
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    Greyski,

    Which start would you want out of these?

    Miley VS LAD(Eovaldi)
    Richards VS BAL(Arrieta)
    Homer B @ SD(Richard)
    Arroyo @ SD(Wells)
    Gee VS ChC(Wide reciever)
    Bedard VS SF(Zito)
    Romero @ CWS(Floyd)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @prezii, Gee

      • prezii says:
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        @Grey, damnit gee was already taken.. i thought he was on the wire! Can you pick the next best one please? My bad..

  9. Melvin Emanuel says:
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    @Grey

    Wow..that Cashner/Bauer match up was the biggest mess ever. Killed my era and lost a promising young pitcher to an injury. Please convince me I should keep Bauer!

    Starter for tomorrow replacing Cashner…

    Detwiler v. SF
    Fiers v. MIA
    Norris @ PIT
    Porcello v. MIN

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Melvin Emanuel, Detwiler

  10. nightpandas says:
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    Estrada over one of Cahill/Oswalt/Fiers ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @nightpandas, Cahill

  11. TheNewGuy says:
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    Wow Bauer not so good huh? Glad I dealt him the other day in my non-keeper.

    Have to confess im benching the adverb today in my 10 teamer, so expect today to be the day he gets his first win and goes out and deals.

    Tale of 2 Brandons: Belt or Moss…need power.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Moss

  12. MrHappyTime says:
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    Are Amarista, Daniel Murphy, or Ruggiano an upgrade over Belt, Altuve, or Aviles? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MrHappyTime, Ruggiano over Aviles

  13. MrHappyTime says:
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    Are Amarista, Daniel Murphy, or Ruggiano an upgrade over Belt, Altuve, or Aviles? Also, would you start Leake tonight @ LAD? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MrHappyTime, I’d start him

  14. TheNewGuy says:
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    I’ll say it quietly but Lester finally seems to have figured his shizz out. Sure it was the A’s, but his stuff looked nasty last night.

    Though he only went 6 2/3 why? Valentine brought Padilla in to face Moss a lefty….baffiling.

    That said Lester or YoGa ROS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, YoGa

  15. DexterHol says:
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    God, what a terrible pitching day I had yesterday… Got Bauer, Aceves, Lincecum on one team and Oswalt, Haren on the other. Anyways @Grey what do you think, should I drop Morneau for Lind, since Morneau good days with big power are long gone and Lind seems to have more of a power potential. Let me know. Thanks!

    PS. Did not listen to you last time that you advised me to drop Morneau for Rizzo and now I’m crying…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DexterHol, Go with Lind….

  16. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    Neftali Feliz – On Tuesday, he threw from the bump. I’m sure Ron Washington was there.

    Awesome. I like this one as much as when Hamilton injured himself last season sliding into home and Ron thought it was crazy he was the only one who knew how to go down a line.

    • mc serch says:
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      @2 Cups 1 Braun, the ron washington vs. cocaine jokes never, ever stop being funny….i think its because of the visual of this grandfatherly aged cat sitting around someone’s kitchen table at 4 am talking about nothing as the pile slowly disappears ….

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @mc serch, Ha… Totally

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @2 Cups 1 Braun, Thanks!

  17. Tim says:
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    Would u drop Aviles for Neil Walker?
    Missed on hill weeks ago…ugh
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tim, Yup

  18. Mike says:
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    Colvin,garret jones or moss ROS. For utility postion
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike, Colvin

  19. Adam says:
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    Would u drop Bauer to pick up Fiers for start tommorrow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Adam, Nope

  20. Tim says:
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    Would u drop Bauer to start Fiers tommorrow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tim, Nope

  21. Bruuuuuuce says:
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    Need to lose some dead weight (off my team, my gut is another story….)
    Is there any reason to hold on to Krispie Young and/or Mini Donkey Reynolds at this point? They both seem very droppable, other than the fact that I will miss having their nicknames around…

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bruuuuuuce, Drop them

  22. Danial says:
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    Joe Mauer = Slam & Legs! Yes!

  23. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Very early start today — a morning game even for you east-coasters — so get your lineups set.

    • Turk Wendell says:
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      @VinWins, Oh, thanks for the heads up.

      • Turk Wendell says:
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        @Turk Wendell,

        Are they really starting the SF @ Nats at 9am ET?

        What the aych?

        • Turk Wendell says:
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          @Turk Wendell, oh, 11 ET. Something about misspent youth.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @VinWins, Damn… I woke up to 4 earned by Bum… Maybe I go back to sleep and try again…

      • @Grey, What’s worse is that Zimmerman’s the one doing the damage. The guy right behind me in my favorite league picked up Zimmerman after I dropped him, and his team is gaining….

  24. Ciao Grey – What do you think are the odds K-Rod gets traded to the Mets? I know his contract is relatively cheap and that they know him and all that, but I thought they’d run with Parnell.

    If the K-Rod trade happens will it be sooner rather than later? Who’d you drop to grab him between Parnell, FrankFrank, and Jared Burton (I can’t believe I might end up holding three relievers to handcuff the Mets job).

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Enrique, I don’t think it happens… Lose Burton…

      • @Grey, You’d rather have K-Rod than Burton?Hmmmm….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No, not right now… I meant if you have to drop someone if K-Rod is trade, which I don’t think happens…

  25. Randy BoBandy says:
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    I own Romero (unfortunately). Lincecum has been dropped. I have 3rd Waiver.

    Should I drop one bad pitcher for an awful one? They can’t possibly both be this awful all season…or can they?!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Randy BoBandy, I’d lose Romero and not touch Lincecum…

  26. Turk Wendell says:
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    Happy birthday Rudy

  27. TheNewGuy says:
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    Seeing as we’re coming up to the All-Star break, a suggestion to do during the break. Everyone post our current standings in our leagues (at least thr important/money ones) to see how the Razzball nation is doing as a whole, to prove this really is the best fantasy site!

    Im killing both my leagues thanks to great calls on Rasmus, Gio, Elvis, Nose, Parker, Trout etc. Thanks for a half season of hard work!

    • Turk Wendell says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Ugh, I hope I’m the exception that proves the rule…. 10th/12 in the home $ league. Longo comes back and I’m right in the thick of it again.

      Top 5 in other leagues, though, it doesn’t seem to mean as much when you’re not winning over the dicks that you’ve been friends with forever…

      • mauledbypandas says:
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        @Turk Wendell, I’m the opposite. Beating my friends, but middling in my other leagues. One thing I know for sure… I hate Hosmer. That’s where it all started to go badly

  28. mauledbypandas says:
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    Funny stuff today!

    Happy Birthday Rudy! If your mother had waited one more day we could have been birthday buddies. oh the fun we would have had, or wouldn’t

    blow some shit up today! Shiners for everyone!

    • @mauledbypandas, Is Oscar Gamble going to the party Rudy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mauledbypandas, Happy Birthday tomorrow!

  29. Diamond Jim Gentile says:
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    Sit E-Jax today in H2H points league if you have MadBum? Thin wire for SP (Hochevar is the top-scoring available SP).

    • Diamond Jim Gentile says:
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      Talking to myself but why roster a guy if you’re not going to use him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Diamond Jim Gentile, Sorry, game started…

  30. stoopid says:
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    7th starter in a 1500 IP max 10 team 5×5 league:

    Burnett, Estrada, Richard, Wood, Liriano, Morales, or ErvSantana..

    My least need is K’s, but I’m top 4 in all pitching cats..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @stoopid, Burnett

  31. Myles Kennefick says:
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    @Grey

    If you were looking to trade a bat for a SP, would you rather trade Pence or Bruce, and what kind of starter would you be looking to trade for? My only SPs are Felix, CJ Wilson, Greinke and Oswalt, and I’ve got strong hitting (maybe a little weak in SBs).

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Myles Kennefick, Pence…. A number one…

      • Myles Kennefick says:
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        @Grey, Thanks! I could get Strasburg for Bruce, but unsure about Strasburg’s IP limit. I could also probably get Bumgarner for Bruce, especially after this outing…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Bum…

  32. Eddy says:
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    Happy birthday, Rudy! I hope you didn’t have any of the craptacular SP to ruin your night.

    Anyways, Grey, my staff has given up roughly 27 earned runs in 27 innings. I’m in full kamikaze mode and I’m just try to salvage Ks and W.

    For Friday, whom do you like?

    Zito @PIT
    Millwood @OAK

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eddy, Millwood

  33. Hey, should I trade Matt Harrison and Jim Thome for Yasmani Grandal and Jon Niese?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John H, Yup

  34. Travis Blackley – 4 nice starts in row – the strikeouts are not there – do you have any manlove for this pitcher Grey that he could be a part of a fantasy baseball roster – does he have any value in the minutes or years to come

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MrBaseball, Minutes, not the years…

  35. Jake says:
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    I’m the goon that kept his waiver wire slot all season.

    Some goon in my league just dropped one Mr. Daniel Haren.

    I gotta use my high waiver claim on him…right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jake, Blech

  36. Son of a Beachy says:
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    Lincecum got dealt for Adam friggin’ Lind in my 14 team keeper league last week…and sadly, looks like the team getting Lind is going to come out way ahead in that deal. Yikes.

    Anywho, got a question for a keeper league: 14 teams, h2h, keep 14 each year…no penalties, indefinite keepers. Got offered Cliff Lee, Jason Kubel, and Mark Reynolds for Mark Teixiera and Ernesto Frieri.

    Team could use some SP badly, as it’s dead last in ERA/WHIP, but manages to win lately with elite RP and good offense. RP’s are Frieri/Rodney/Johnson/Reed. Could platoon Pena/Reynolds in my IF spot. What say you oh wise Grey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Son of a Beachy, I don’t like it…

  37. junker23 says:
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    Assuming I should drop Belt for Colvin? Playing time’ll be an issue for both, but Colvin’s home park is a biiit better to hit at. Also considering dropping Goldschmidt.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @junker23, Yup

  38. Heisenberg says:
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    Traded Bumgarner/Lincecum for Kershaw 2 days ago. Really didn’t wanna trade Bum but I own him in almost every other league and Kershaw is the unanimous #1/2 SP in the game. Knew Lincebum’s good start against LAD was more a product of how terrible that lineup is.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Heisenberg, Wouldn’t say Kershaw’s unanimous #1, but trade’s decent…

  39. Rick Grimes says:
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    Is Cashner worth holding onto for 3 weeks in a 12 team?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rick Grimes, Nope

  40. Dynamite Dan says:
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    Rank ROS

    Rosario, Salty, Perez, Grandal, Doumit, Norris, Lucroy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dynamite Dan, Perez, Wilin

  41. Steve says:
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    I love the dedication of working on a holiday! Rest of the season for shortstop: Lowrie, Scutaro, Betancourt, Alexei Ramirez, or E. Cabrera?
    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Thanks! Lowrie

  42. Dudley says:
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    H2H and I need to be extra careful on my ERA and WHIP this week. Start Price vs. NYY?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dudley, I would

  43. Ron Swanson says:
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    Kelly Johnson or Howie Kendrick?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ron Swanson, Kendrick

  44. Grey ….

    Jesus Montero: Are you still a believer? I’m a big fan of the set-‘im-and-forget-‘im strategy for catchers, but he’s 0-for his last 19, including 0-for-4 last night against a lefty (granted, it was Chen, who only gave up 2 hits). Montero hasn’t had an extra base hit since June 16 … only 1 homer in the last month. In a 16-team redraft roto league, would you still urge patience? Or do I take a flier on, say, Oakland’s Derek Norris? Or John Buck? AJ Ellis? Not much to pick from ….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Enrique, I’d hold…

  45. Eddy says:
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    A few days ago you wrote that blurb on Jay Bruce about him sucking for a while only to go on a three-day tear to return to normal.

    I feel like Madison Bumgarner is like that. He’ll have a 4 ER outing followed by two fantastic games, back to 4 ER and then two more good outings. It’s like he’s deciding whether he wants his ERA to be above or below 3.00.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Yeah, I hear ya…

  46. chata says:
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    again , stanton sits out .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know…

  47. Quick question… In a 12-team, deep mixed league, where you have 4 weekly adds and have to hit 40 innnings a week, Is starting pitching considerably more valuable?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s more valuable…

  48. Mike says:
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    Espinosa or walker ROS?
    I picked up espy this morning for rest of week
    Mistake?
    Or should I take walker for rest of the year

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fine, hold for now…

  49. Matt says:
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    Did you know you can buy your own Schmohawk with blue and white wheels for only $299. I just got a kick out of this when I saw it, thought I’d share.

    http://fab.com/sale/7529/product/46114/

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is this spam? I don’t see anything to buy at this link…

    • Matt says:
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      Promise, not spam. It’s a link to some hipster fixed gear road bike company that has a bike named “The Schmohawk.” Don’t know why the link’s not working.

  50. Wake Up says:
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    Tabata to the minors? I thought I read that he was taking a leave of absence to visit his new girl in the hospital, who is recovering from hip replacement surgery…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  51. Goose says:
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    Drop Bauer for Niese?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup….

  52. Goose says:
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    Oh, and happy Fourf of Julee!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      To you too!

  53. Moscowitz says:
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    Well word is Cashner is gonna be out for about a month. They will DL him right? So there is no need to drop him if you ask me. Just waste a DL spot and wait for him to come back strong. There is still alot of baseball to be played and Cashner has the talent to make a difference later in the season. Just my 2 cents.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you have a DL spot, sure…

  54. Wake Up says:
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    Life goes on Gorkys, life goes on. Made me think of the episode when he was practicing to get his license…

    http://youtu.be/Rt5sQBjEj1c

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gorkys!

  55. B.o.B says:
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    Morales’ start pushed back from today @ Oak to Friday vs. the freakin’ Yankees…Dooooh! There should be a term for that…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dahhhh

      • Grey's da man! says:
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        @Grey, would you start him there in a 12 team roto?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I would in some cases…

  56. Ranger Danger says:
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    @Grey, Bauer, Liriano, Norris, Gee

    How would you rank them? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Norris, Bauer, Gee

  57. EK says:
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    pls rank at 2B ROS H2H pts:

    Uggla
    K. Johnson
    D. Murphy
    Kendrick

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Uggla, Kendrick, Johnson

  58. Grey

    Grey says:
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    ****THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS****

  59. papasmurf says:
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    Time to change his name to Anal-ball. He’s sure made dirty of the Sanchez name since the calendar flipped to June.

    Dropping Bauer to clear a roster space was one of the few good things I did this year. When I realized that a lot of the positive articles written about him was hyping his unusual routine and I saw his walk rate and flyball profile, I decided he was not gonna be good out of the gate. And I picked up Cashner when he came up, which was also a good move, oh so it looked for about a week…

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