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Kendrys returns (or is the verb singular there?) this year, but can’t play every day, and when he does, he needs to DH.  So, since Mark Trumbo fields about as well as Dalton Trumbo fielded commie accusations, it seemed like Trumbo (Mark) would be benched a lot.  In years past, Scioscia would’ve went with some variation of a light-hitting middle infielder with a good glove — “You can’t teach moxie!  Moxie’s innate!  Chone Figgins had so much moxie.  He could’ve played 3rd base, 2nd base and waitressed at a diner from midnight to 8 AM.”  That’s a direct quote from Scioscia’s autobiography, “Crouching Angel, Hidden Drag Bunt.”  But maybe Scioscia learned himself something because Trumbo is playing every day, and hitting well.  Yesterday, he went 2-for-3, 2 runs, 6 RBIs and his 13th and 14th homers.  Right now, Trumbo’s hitting .326.  That’s probably through his ceiling for average, through the ceiling above it and out the roof.  He could hit 50 to 60 points below that.  There’s still plenty of value here.  He’s on his way to 30-plus homers, solid counting stats and 10-plus steals.  Basically, what you hope you get from Pujols at this point.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Scott Downs – And just when you think The Sciosciapath has his harsh mellowed over the closer sitch, he goes and flips the script.  Colvin and CarGo, two lefties, were due up in the ninth, so I’m guessing he went with Downs there for that reason.  I’d continue to hold Frieri, but obviously Downs isn’t out of the picture completely.  He’s kinda photobombing the closer picture, actually.

Torii Hunter – 9 for his last 15 with three homers and a steal.  After he hits a homer, he should proclaim, “The eyes have it!”

Nelson Cruz – Out yesterday with a sore Achilles, an injury he sustained breaking in new cleats, and now Greek goddess Nike drops her endorsement.

Alexi Ogando – Combined on a three-hitter….Unfortch, he was removed after three innings because he pulled his groin.  Right there on the mound?  Gross!

Carlos Zambrano – Bothered by a sore back.  That’s the last time he carries Joey Cora to the ballpark in a Baby Björn.  Big Z says he shouldn’t miss his next start.  After giving up seven earned runs in two and a third innings, not sure what you’re rooting for here.  Missing a start isn’t a bad option.  Having him make his start but dropping him to waivers doesn’t sound terrible either.

Gaby Sanchez – Returned from Triple-A New Orleans with a .310 average, 3 homers and almost seven pounds of beads.  As Eddie Murphy will tell you, a pretty girl first name is as good as a pretty girl.  I’d grab Gaby in NL-Only and some deeper mixed leagues.  I’d wait to see him hit in the majors before adding him across most leagues.   Now for his sister from a different mother…

Anibal Sanchez – 6 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 2 Ks.  This start was actually made more palatable by a few key double plays.  Anibal gets the Rays again and then the Blue Jays.  The other day Rudy said that you gotta bet on starters during interleague play.  It’s like betting on brothels during Fleet Week.  I agree, but I’d prefer my NL East starters go against the NL East.

Logan Morrison – 3-for-4 after a mental break.  If being out to lunch is going mental, then he seemed to play well on a full stomach.  And that’s how you mix metaphors!

Ben Zobrist – 7 for his last 11 with two homers.  This weekend Zobrist was like watching any Batman movie not directed by Joel Schumacher.

Matt Joyce – Hit 2 homers this weekend as the Rays played down in Miami away from all of those North Florida Yankee fans and in front of all those South Florida Yankee fans.

Brandon League – In the landmark case of sooner vs. later, Eric Wedge said League will get the closer job back, then League went out and gave up 2 runs yesterday.  Not sure what the Ikea-named Wilhelmsen did to bother Wedge.  Maybe he’s more of a futon man.  Might just be a case of management wanting to build up League’s value for a trade.  Kinda sad to think Wedge is managing a terrible team and can’t even make key decisions on his own.  In related news, Eric Wedge would like to connect with you on LinkedIn.

Doug Fister – After a bullpen session on Saturday, Leyland said Fister could return to the rotation on Wednesday.  Fantasy-wise, a rotating Fister makes me want to crawl into a ball and cry.  Thankfully, on Sunday, Leyland said Fister wasn’t ready for Wednesday.

Paul Goldschmidt - 1-for-3 to extend his hitting streak to 17 games.  He also stole a base yesterday.  And he named his schnauzer, Grey.  So he’s a good guy.

Brian Fuentes – Billy Beane, through his interpreter Bob Melvin, announced that Fuentes would move into a closer-by-committee with Ryan Cook and Grant Balfour.  It’s always weird when a closer moves into a committee.  On its face, the move means Fuentes should still see saves, but it never seems to work out that way.  It’s the gentle way a closer is replaced.  It’s the baseball equivalent of ‘it’s not you, it’s me.’  So the A’s go with the guy that is flat-out dominant, Ryan Cook, or the guy that has already Mr. Bungled the closer job, Balfour?  I’m guessing Balfour gets more saves because Cook’s better.  That’s not a joke.  Cook will be used in tough eighth inning situations and Balfour will be, uh, saved.  Cook’s obviously better, so I’d just grab him first where available and hope the A’s do the right thing, Radio Raheem.  I also grabbed Balfour where I really needed saves, but I wouldn’t grab both.  To coin a phrase, “Too much of a bad thing is a bad thing.”

Alex Presley – 2-for-5 with 2 steals on Saturday; 1-for-4 with a steal on Sunday.  Since he returned from the minors, Presley’s karate kicked through a five song medley starting with “Here’s the Sleeper I Dreamt Of, ” and ending with, “Pirates and Fools Plunder Booty.”  If Presley’s available in deeper mixed leagues, I’d take a flyer.  Here’s my preseason Alex Presley fantasy.  I wrote it while protesting Sean Penn as a director.

Jason Grilli – Got the save as Hanrahananananan had gone three in a row.  Fun fact alert!  Jason Grilli in Australia is Jason Barbie.

Andrew McCutchen – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and a slam (11) and legs (11).  He has a perfectly balanced scale on his vision board.

Colby Rasmus – 3-for-6, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and a homer.  I think I’ve talked enough about him for a few weeks.  I’m a fan, you’re a fan, Ginger over Mary-Ann.

Julio Teheran – 4 1/3 IP, 4 ER.  Transitioning from getting the Blue Jay Colb-Ra in your clutches to how I ran to grab the new, chic Teheran, only to watch him shipped back to the minors.  To keep this Blassie half full, Medlen is the Braves starter to stash.

Ryan Dempster – 8 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks in Minnesota.  Cubs had the benefit of not having their pitchers bat, but the Twins were forced to have their hitters hit.

Francisco Liriano – 5 2/3 IP, 4 ER.  His last name translates to “the year of being leery.”

Ben Revere – 1-for-4 with a steal yesterday.  Has 6 steals in the last ten games and is batting .440 over the last week.  Ben Revere sounds like Affleck’s alias when he checks into hotels.  “When Matt Saugus shows up, send him up to my room.”  That’s Affleck talking to the front desk manager.  Revere is your SAGNOF of the week.  I grabbed him in one league for s’s and g’s while hoping the s’s are steals.

Ubaldo Jimenez – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks.  After the game, Ubaldo, his agent and his fantasy owners requested a trade back to the NL.

Jason Kipnis – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer and 15th steal for the slam and legs.  Wow, I was so high on him in the preseason, but didn’t end up with him anywhere while his owners are celebrating with shots of whiskey and a chicken broth back.  It’s like whatever player the Indians put into the 3 hole performs.  Last year, Asdrubal, this year The Nosh.  They’d give Shelley Duncan a run in the three hole, but they can’t afford the high-five injuries.

Jon Lester – 7 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 9 Ks.  Since my ‘Buy’ article on him ten days ago, he’s gone 13 innings, 5 earned runs and 14 Ks.  Can’t make this stuff up!  Well, you can, but it’s pretty easy to fact check.

Dustin Pedroia – 1-for-4 and 3 for his last 24 since he returned with a torn abductor muscle.  And that’s why clams don’t play baseball.

Zack Cozart – 2-for-5 and his 7th homer.  Todd Frazier also hit his 7th homer in this game.  None of it matters though, because Aroldis Chapman blew the game– Wait, check that, I don’t own Aroldis, but do own Cozart and Frazier.  Yay, non-real baseball!  I will now wear my fantasy team jersey with 26 names on the back that has room for one on the DL!

Tyler Colvin – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and three homers in the last two games.  Definitely worth looking at sing/songwriter/home run hitter Colvin in deeper mixed leagues, but you can’t count on him playing every day.  But, Part II:  The More But’s The Better; I’d be surprised the Rockies bench him in the near near future because of the power surge he’s on.

Norichika Aoki – 1-for-2, 2 runs and his 2nd steal in as many games.  Bee tee dubya, when he hit the walk-off homer the other day, they cream pie’d him and his translator.  I would’ve lifted him, but I have a soft spot for carry Aoki.

Martin Maldonado – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  He doesn’t profile as a big power guy or much speed or much average, but he does have catcher eligibility.  Could see grabbing him in two catcher leagues or deep NL-Only leagues.  Also, I appreciate that he celebrates like an irate 80-year-old Italian grandmother.

Cliff Lee – 6 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 8 Ks to keep his record at 0-3.  To put this in perspective, every game he goes without a win, the longer the posts are gonna be in twelve years about his Cooperstown bid, so let’s see if we can’t get him a win soon.  Maybe Ivan Nova can donate a win.  Cliff Lee accepts PayPal.

Russell Martin – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and two homers with the second one being a game winner off (and just over) Jon Rauch.  This is his 4th home run this week and 8th on the year.  He’s been a whole lot of nothing, then he muddled that together with mint and gave you a HeSucksjito, but he’s been hot recently.

Brett Gardner – Had another setback with his elbow.  Hayzeus Cristo, he was only supposed to be out a few days with his elbow whackaroni.  I just need your legs, doode!  Can’t you throw your fubar’d bow in a sling and run the bases?  He’s going to meet with a specialist today, but it sounds like he could be out a while.  It’s fair to drop him from your teams if you need the DL room.  Backdate that news two months.

Tim Lincecum – 5 2/3 IP, 5 ER, 13 baserunners, 5 Ks.  That looks solid.  Oops, meant soiled.  Stupid autocorrect.

Drew Smyly – Left yesterday’s game with a blister on his hand.   That reminds me of the time in high school I drew a smiling girl’s face on my hand–  You know, forget that.

Brett Wallace – 2-for-4 with his 2nd homer in his last three games.  He’s hitting .400 since his call up with a hit in every game.  In Triple-A, he hit 10 homers in fifty games this year.  He also had a hideous walk and K-rate in Triple-A, was lucky to bat .259 and he looks like Warren’s stand-in from There’s Something About Mary’s, which is a good fit for Jose Altuve, who looks like he medaled in the Special Olympics.  In NL-Only or deep mixed leagues, I could see trying Wallace for a little bit while Carlos Lee is out.

Adam Dunn – Hit his 20th homer yesterday.  Okay, I get it.  The entire White Sox organization conspired last year to get rid of Ozzie.  Well played poor playing, fellas (say that fast 117 times!).

Philip Humber – 5 1/3 IP, 5 ER.  Ventura said Humber would have one more shot to stay in the White Sox rotation.  Philip said, “I’ve been trying to be too fine with my pitches since the perfect game.”  #Humberbrag

545 Responses

  1. Brody says:
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    you’ve lived in LA too long — Mary-Ann over Ginger

    • Rick says:
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      I’m with Brody–Mary-Ann all the way! I always felt that she and The Professor got short shift in the opening credits, being first called, “and the rest”, and then lumped together in a couplet. What, were they second class citizens on that island?

      • Rick says:
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        “shrift”. Jeez, 8 years an english major you’d think I’d get that right.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brody, You say that, but when push came to shove, you’d go Ginger.

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey, MaryAnn had that girl next door look, but you know that Ginger had to do certain things to get those movie parts ie the casting couch. I’ll take the swallower over the good girl any day…..GINGER

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          There ya go!

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Brody, you must be jealous that you don’t live in LA, its the best place that everyone else hates

      • Brody says:
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        @Jack Full of Hate, Um, no, I live in LA, have for some time, and love it here. Having said that, I prefer the Mary-Anns. Gingers are fun as hell but also crazy high mainetence.

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @Brody, doesn’t seem like you do, but whatever. I don’t thnk any of us were talking about dating the women of the island, just boning.

  2. Yeah, I Remember When says:
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    No write up on the slam and legs Cargo?

    why the hate?

    • beardcrabs says:
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      @Yeah, I Remember When, this is no love for Cargo website…

      • beardcrabs says:
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        @beardcrabs, *a between the is and no…

        • Yeah, I Remember When says:
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          @beardcrabs, just hoping it was an oversight.

    • Steve says:
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      @Yeah, I Remember When, Don’t think it’s a case of hate. Maybe a top 12 player doing what he do isn’t all that newsworthy in the context of a weekend’s worth of baseball.

      • Yeah, I Remember When says:
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        @Steve, so I should just forget that Cliff Lee was mentioned…

        • Steve says:
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          @Yeah, I Remember When, Well, it’s not on him of course but I’d say Cliff Lee being winless in the second week of June, even allowing for a DL stint, is worthy of mention.

          Still don’t think the is a CarGo hating site.

        • WhineSpritzer says:
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          @Yeah, I Remember When, This isn’t a fanboy site. Mentioning a first round pick doing what he’s expected to do doesn’t help anyone. This is for fantasy baseball advice. But I’m sure Cargo is thanking you for sticking up for him.

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Steve, I agree with Steve, if Remember When wants to read about elite players then just read ESPN articles, they are usually full of over analysis of elite players doing what they are suppose to…

        What should grey write… yesterday Cargo did what he is suppose to do and is 100% owned everywhere. I hope this helps make his owners feel good about themselves. You made a good draft pick in a guy I am not in love with. Do you want a nice cup of coco with some marshmallows in it too.

  3. Norris Borris says:
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    So is Teheran droppable in 16 teamers?

    Drop him or Delgado for Medlen?

    • WhineSpritzer says:
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      @Norris Borris, I have Medlen rostered over those two.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Norris Borris, Yup… Go with Medlen…

  4. Norris Borris says:
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    Second and final question, better overall flyer for the rest of the year: Plouffe or Presley. Plouffes power legit or streaky luck?

    • WhineSpritzer says:
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      @Norris Borris, The power is legit…he could go 20+. But he’ll also bat .240 if he’s lucky. I’d take Presley.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Norris Borris, Presley

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Norris Borris, really, you are determining the rest of the year on June 11th, what are you going a really long summer vacation?. Go to glossary and read up on the Hot Schmato (Plouffe) and the SAGNOF (Presley), but for the long haul its totally Presley as long as he hits leadoff then he is gold, Plouffe doen’t even start everyday. Besides he could get too offensive and get traded, maybe they will bring back the Punto

  5. thatonekid343 says:
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    This post needs more Mike Trout.

    • Prezii says:
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      @thatonekid343, one day i went fishing, and yes i caught a trout… Put him in my lineup now hes bangin em out! I told myself never to fall in love with a fish… but this doode is just plain nasty at the dish!! He can hit, he can field, he can even swipe sum bags… Can you believe i got this production for a pile of dirty rags?

    • Alyssa Milano's Boyfriend says:
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      @thatonekid343, my life needs more Mike Trout.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @thatonekid343, Ha

  6. Kane says:
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    @grey

    Drop Laroche for Goldschmidt? Also who do you like most out of Burnett, Jimenez, Niese, or Kuroda? Thanks!

    • Eric Riptide says:
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      @Kane, Kuroda has the best shot for wins, but other than that, he’s about as boring as the love-scenes from a Star Wars movie.

      Burnett has been really solid, with only two games all season where he’s given up 3 runs or more. He seems to give up 0-2 runs basically every time out. He had one disaster start vs. the Cardinals, but that was several weeks ago.

      In Niese’s last 8 starts, he went a mere five innings twice and a mere THREE innings twice. He can be good, with a nice K-rate which is basically a K per inning, but his early exits are disconcerting.

      Jimenez has allowed only 1 earned in each of his last two starts, and the radar gun flashed up 97 in the seventh inning yesterday. It may be a generous radar gun in Cleveland, but he was only topping out at around 91 at the beginning of the season.

      I rank them as a tie between Burnett and Jimenez, Kuroda, then Niese.

      But I forgot to try to win the 55″ TV, so I’m not the most astute person on the planet.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kane, Yup… Burnett…

  7. Fister Furbush says:
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    The bit about Trumbo was awesome. He’s going nuts. Thanks for the advice last week on starting him over Morse. But I need your help again…

    Matt Moore Vs MIA(Big Z)
    Matt Harrison Vs ARI
    or
    Tyler Clippard (6 games)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fister Furbush, No problem… Thanks! Moore

  8. Mr. Duck Fat says:
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    Mike Trout..that’s all, nothing else.

    • Eric Riptide says:
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      @Mr. Duck Fat, It’s nice to “net” Trout and then find a “reel” use for him. Now you can “tackle” other issues with your team, because I’m sure you’re permanently “hooked” on Trout. He’s standing out amongst a “cast” of other fine rookies this season.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Eric Riptide, Ha

      • Prezii says:
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        @Eric Riptide, veedyyy niceeee

  9. barker says:
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    12 team al only trade offered to me

    i give david ortiz i get cj wilson

    my offense C arencibia 1b pujols 2b cano 3b a rod ss pennington of jennings swisher cespedes util ortiz bench callaspo eliot johnson vlad coco crisp

    my pitching lester matt moore jarrod parker millwood matusz phil hughes fuentes joel peralta dl farnsworth

    my pitching is terrible can my offense take the hit?

    • WhineSpritzer says:
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      @barker, Yes, I’d do it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @barker, Yeah, it can…

  10. Blue says:
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    Any of these a good streaming option?

    Cobb home vs mets
    Matusz home vs pirates
    Doubront at Miami
    Harrison home vs Dbacks
    Bucholz at Miami
    Eovaldi home vs Angels
    Volquez at Mariners
    Diamond home vs Phillies

    Can you rank them if there are more than one? Thanks!

    • WhineSpritzer says:
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      @Blue, Matusz, Buchholz, Harrison

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Blue, Doubront, Eovaldi…

  11. Blue says:
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    btw, made a couple trades earlier in the year. One was Lynn for Trumbo straight up. HELLZ YA! Other was Lynn and Casilla for Freeman and Moustakas (and he gave me option of trumbo or freeman- chose freeman). grrrrr..not terrible trade for me, but both of their averages have dropped about 50 points since I got them

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Blue, Nice… And not bad…

  12. TheNewGuy says:
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    We a believe in Pettite yet? Dude just dropped him in my league after he took a comebacker.

    Take him over Kuroda?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Yes, over Kuroda

  13. Cha cha says:
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    Is anybody still holding onto Ervin Santana?
    It’s pretty much ok to drop him at this point?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cha cha, Drop him

  14. alaugh says:
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    Should I drop Willin Rosario (who seems to be cooling off) for the hot hitting Russel Martin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @alaugh, Sure

  15. TheNewGuy says:
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    Also has Ubaldo finally figured out his shizz now?

    And man Jason Kipnis is gonna be the new Utley at this rate. Looking like a 2-3 rounder next year, 2B who hit for power and speed are so damn valuable.

    • Eric Riptide says:
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      @TheNewGuy, I saw the radar gun flash up 97 in the 7th inning. Maybe Cleveland has a generous radar gun, but his velocity seems to be back.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Yeah re: Kipnis… I wouldn’t touch Ubaldo…

  16. TheNewGuy says:
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    Love the Scociapaths quote on Trout crashing with the wall trying to rob a HR yesterday:

    “You have to play baseball,” Scioscia said. “I think when you play aggressively you have a natural internal mechanism that protects you. If you try to slide gingerly, not go as hard, you could get in awkward position because you take athleticism out of the equation. I think that puts you more at risk than playing aggressively.”

    Somebody make him a doctor!

    • Chunk says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Ha! Great quote

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, HA!

  17. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    Grey : How long are you giving Krispies leash?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @2 Cups 1 Braun, I’m not dropping him…

  18. Turk Wendell says:
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    Hola Grey,

    Great stuff as always.

    Rank ROS Furnish, Chen, Colon, Delgado.

    Any (all?) of those dudes over Masterson?

    • Turk Wendell says:
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      @Turk Wendell, *Furbush

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Turk Wendell, Thanks! Delagdo, Masterson…

  19. Wilsonian says:
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    Lose Lowrie for Asdrubal? It’s just for Tulo’s fill-in, so I’m not looking long term.

    Also, traded Latos for Krispie the other day. He was decent over the weekend, but still no power. Hang on to him to see if he can turn it back on? Or lose him for someone like Rios?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, Sure… Yeah, hang onto Krispie…

  20. pubscout says:
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    Is Howie breaking out of the slump, or should Plouffe get the start this week while he’s hot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @pubscout, I’d start Howie…

  21. Eric Riptide says:
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    I need to decide on a utility hitter in a weekly league. We use the standard five categories plus 2 other cats.: doubles+triples and walks.

    Should I start Brett Lawrie or Ben Revere? (I could use steals with Bonifacio on the DL).

    Thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric Riptide, Lawrie

  22. stoopid says:
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    1500 IP max..

    Zambrano (rostered), AJ Burnett, or Nicasio for ROS?

    Start 5 SPs, I’m rostering 7. This is for my 7th spot.

    Thanks

    • Eric Riptide says:
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      @stoopid, Until Burnett shows some warts, I’m not sure how you cannot roll with him. He had one putrid outing, but otherwise has been cash money. Nicasio just got placed on the DL and Zambrano is inconsistent. For what it’s worth, Burnett has a higher K/9, but Zambrano has a better shot at wins by being on a team that can hit.

      If you value wins more than K’s, maybe lean towards Zambrano. If the rest of the categories are more important, lean towards Burnett.

      Perhaps you have a hitter that you could drop to make sure that you can roster both Zambrano AND Burnett.

      • stoopid says:
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        @Eric Riptide, Crap! That should read NIESE not Nicasio..

        Thanks for the great reply though! I’m leaning towards ditching Z for one of them..

        • Eric Riptide says:
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          @stoopid, Well that certainly changes things. It’s a tough call. Burnett had just ONE bad outing, and actually only one other outing where he allowed more than 2 earned runs, and that was a mere 3 earned runs.

          Niese has had two scoreless outings in a row, but is prone to hiccups in the form of an 8 earned run performance a while back and a 4 earned run performance prior to his two goose-egg outings. I trust Burnett more and he has more experience, but Niese has been quite good this year.

          I prefer Burnett to Niese, but that’s just me. Burnett’s one bad outing was against the Cardinals, a team that battered and fried Gallardo in two separate contests. While Gallardo has been anything but great this year, his only real disaster starts came against the Cards while they were really mashing the ball back in April and May. That’s precisely when they lit up Burnett. Other than that one disaster, Burnett has really been cash money.

          What I don’t like about Niese is that in 4 of his last eight starts, he’s smattered in two appearances of only five innings and two appearances of only THREE innings. Yikes. That makes me nervous and screams inconsistency.

          • stoopid says:
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            @Eric Riptide, Good points. I’m going with Burnett. Thanks for the analysis.

  23. SpiralArchitect says:
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    I was offered Morneau, Lincecum and Justin Upton for Fielder and Tim Hudson. I know Prince is the best player in this trade, but it’s an awful lot for 1 hitter.

    Thoughts?

    • WhineSpritzer says:
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      @SpiralArchitect, I’d take the Morneau side.

    • Hawk says:
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      @SpiralArchitect,

      Fielder is the best hitter in that deal today but Upton could be the best fantasy player in that deal by the end of the year. IIRC, Upton’s pre-season ADP was better than Fielder’s.

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @SpiralArchitect, unless this is some sick joke, I would take that trade and run like you stole it, oh wait you just did steal it, those are the kind of deals that propel you to a first place finnish. Remember its a marathon, not a sprint.

  24. Commish Cauda says:
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    Got four arms for three spots in a deep H2H-Points League, (W=7, L=-5, QS=5, K=1, Inn=1, R=-1, BB=-0.3, HA=-0.1). Who SITS?

    Anibal Sanchez @TB (Shields)
    Lance Lynn vsCHW (Peavy)
    Beachy vsBAL (Hammel)
    Scherzer @CHC (Maholm) & vsCOL (Guthrie)

    Scherzer would be the call based on his inconsistency, but it’s H2H and two starts are gold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Commish Cauda, I wouldn’t start Scherzer…

      • @Grey, Would you start Scherzer tomorrow in a roto league? He’s maddening … but it is against the Cubbies.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wouldn’t start him…

  25. Hawk says:
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    Hey all,

    Standard 5×5 14 team mixed league. Start Francisco Liriano (home vs. Mil), Kyle Drabek (home vs. Was) or Randall Delgado (2 start both at home vs. NYY And Bal)

    Who to start?

    • Hawk says:
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      @Hawk,

      Only starting one of those three. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hawk, Delgado

  26. Holmes says:
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    Who is the add between Andy Pettitte, Clay Bucholz, or Garrett Richards?

    • Eric Riptide says:
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      @Holmes, I think it has to be Pettitte. He’s been averaging right around 7 innings per start and has strikeout totals of 10, 9, 9, 8 mixed in with a 2 K game and a 3 K game.

      Plus, his team can hit better than LAA and BOS.

      Gotta be Pettitte. It’s not even close in my humble opinion.

      Consider yourself blessed that he’s available in your league.

  27. fd says:
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    Pls rank Rasmus Morales Goldshizz Reynolds?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @fd, Morales, Goldy, Rasmus

  28. L-Boogie says:
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    Who do you like better in the Lynn vs Peavy matchup this week? I have both and need to start one of them.

    Thanks dude.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @L-Boogie, Lynn

  29. L-Boogie says:
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    Oh, and gotta start Gio at home vs the Yanks this week, right? right?…

    • WhineSpritzer says:
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      @L-Boogie, Wondering the same thing. I sat him vs Boston and he was more than solid. I think I’m going to sit him here again.

      • Hawk says:
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        @WhineSpritzer,

        Right now, Gio is dominant. I’d start him until he burned me once. At that point, I’d look at matchups.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @L-Boogie, Yup

    • bean says:
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      @L-Boogie, I think he is a must start and he was rolling against Boston up until he put two on later in the game. I like Gio at home vs. Yankees instead of him in the Bronx so start with confidence.

      • WhineSpritzer says:
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        @bean, I’ll start him too then, and I shall curse your Razzball user names when the Yanks knock him around!

  30. Yager says:
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    Hey Grey, who you like better going forward (deep 17 team league) Presley or Dyson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Yager, Presley

  31. hahahahahaha says:
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    “I will now wear my fantasy team jersey with 26 names on the back that has room for one on the DL!”

    that’s funny

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @hahahahahaha, Thanks!

  32. L-Boogie says:
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    Ahhhhhh!!!! Forgot about the TV giveaway and didn’t get my entry in. Damt it all! Why couldn’t you guys remind us… twice every post instead of just once???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @L-Boogie, Ha

  33. Mr. Rickey says:
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    I think you forgot something – allow me:

    “Perez blows something at end of game – not the save;”

    “Perez has vision of Indians’ future (August), reacts accordingly;”

    “Perez received text of my fantasy team roster immediately after closing game.”

    Etc. Also, definitely Mary-Ann

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mr. Rickey, Ha… You’d cheat on Mary-Ann with Ginger…

  34. stoopid says:
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    My RP’s are Jansen, Wilhelmsen, Frank², & Putz..

    Time to cut bait on Santos? I’ve been keeping him stashed on the DL but now have Markakis taking up a bench spot since we only have 2 DL spots and Kemp is in my other one.

    We only have 3 active RP slots so one guy gets the bench based on matchups each night anyways. I need to grab another bat to make up for Scott not playing his week cause of interleague.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @stoopid, You suddenly just realize these guys were DL’d? I’d lose Markakis…

      • stoopid says:
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        @Grey, No. I’ve obviously known. Santos just had a set back and I already have 4 closers. Wasn’t sure if it was time to cut bait on him or not.

        So you’re saying keep Santos on the DL, and drop Markakis?

  35. GT says:
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    Love this blog but down syndrome jokes are never funny.

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @GT, I didn’t see any down syndrome joke. It could be because I was reading this first thing in the morning and I wasn’t awake yet. I would agree with you, but I didn’t see one.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @GT, I didn’t make any…

      • Eric Riptide says:
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        @Grey, The only Downs syndrome joke is that Scioscia prefers Downs over Frieri. Otherwise, I agree.

      • Cahhhhh-stanza says:
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        @Grey,

        Not sure if this is what GT was refering to…

        “…He also had a hideous walk and K-rate in Triple-A, was lucky to bat .259 and he looks like Warren’s stand-in from There’s Something About Mary’s, which is a good fit for Jose Altuve, who looks like he medaled in the Special Olympics.”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Cahhhhh-stanza, I see the correlation, but I was referring to a movie…

  36. The Trade Bandit says:
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    Firstly, do you like the trades, secondly, which one do you prefer?

    Strasburg/Soriano for De Aza/Verlander

    or

    Strasburg/Cruz/Soriano for Verlander/B.J. Upton/De Aza

    Is this an improvement or am I just going sideways?

    Thanks

    • WhineSpritzer says:
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      @The Trade Bandit, I like the Verlander side in both

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Trade Bandit, Verlander’s better than Strasburg, then it depends what you need…

  37. smegma says:
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    Drop Smyly for Kuroda?

    • Eric Riptide says:
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      @smegma, Drop Smyly for a ham-sandwich. That blister looked nasty. He had a great start but has not looked effective as of late.

      Kuroda is boring, but plays on a team that scores runs.

  38. SpiralArchitect says:
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    Start/Sit question: I have 1 DH spot open, which I usually use Big Papi.

    Should I go with Paul Goldschmidt and ride the hot streak and potential to play in all 6 games v. Papi which is probably only guaranteed 4?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SpiralArchitect, Sure…

  39. Commish Cauda says:
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    Pick ONE to start this week H2H-Points, (SB=3, CS=-1, SO=-1, BB=1, 1B=1, 2B=2, etc)

    Mark Reynolds (3 games in NL park)
    Gregor Blanco (3 lefties this week)
    Raja Davis (jammed finger, but did play yesterday (did not start))

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Commish Cauda, Davis

  40. Jack says:
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    No mention of Hultzen?

    • @Jack, Did he get called up? We’re super-invested in him – have him stashed in 2 AL-only leagues and a 15-team league!

  41. The LG 55″ TV Contest got 930 entries. You can track the standings, see everyone’s responses, and see the player rankings here (http://razzball.com/tvcontest2012-standings/). We’ve also added the link under the Razzball Commenter Leagues menu in the top left of the page.

    • @Rudy Gamble, Here are all the players picked in 10+% of the entries:

      Miguel Cabrera 68%
      Carlos Gonzalez 61%
      Joey Votto 60%
      Josh Hamilton 50%
      Albert Pujols 46%
      Mike Trout 39%
      Giancarlo Stanton 38%
      Hanley Ramirez 37%
      Andrew McCutchen 32%
      Jose Bautista 32%
      Ryan Braun 32%
      Curtis Granderson 30%
      Prince Fielder 27%
      Jason Kipnis 19%
      Nelson Cruz 18%
      Robinson Cano 17%
      Allen Craig 14%
      Ian Kinsler 14%
      David Wright 13%
      Jay Bruce 13%
      Hunter Pence 12%
      Mark Trumbo 12%
      Adam Jones 12%

    • Chunk says:
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      @Rudy Gamble, How many top twenty players do you think the winning entry will have?

      • @Chunk, Based on the latest 7-day (http://razzball.com/playerrater-last7dayhitters/), I’d think maybe 7. But b/c of the weighting where the 1st player is worth 100 points and the 20th player is worth 5 points, I think it could be a case where the winner only gets 3 or 4 but happened to nail a few top ones with a wildcard pick (like Aoki being 5th right now!)

      • Simply Fred

        simply fred says:
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        @Chunk, wow–only one of these on my RCL team–doomed! :-)

    • stoopid says:
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      @Rudy Gamble, 12 people were too lazy to go to the Razzball Glossary for the tiebreaker point haha.

      • @stoopid, The Glossary question had a lot more than 12 people who guessed incorrectly. Only about 2/3 guessed correctly on the term not in the glossary (Upper Decker). And, yeah, all you had to do was go to the glossary to find the answer….

        • stoopid says:
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          @Rudy Gamble, ha, I bet most people saw the term Upper Decker as a dead fit to something that would be referred to here on Razzball. It was my initial guess until I researched.

          The 12 I was referring to were the people who have 0 tie breaker points. They punted tie breakers.

          • @stoopid, Yeah, those might’ve been mercenaries. How could you not just look at the top menu to see which sport we don’t cover. Golf. Jeez, that would be painful coming up with original Tiger and Michelson jokes….

            • stoopid says:
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              @Rudy Gamble, I completely spaced on the golf question. That required even less work to answer. Haha the laziness of people trying to win a free prize is amusing.

              Props on the contest though. This Site keeps getting better and better.

    • chata says:
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      @Rudy Gamble,

      i’ve scoured this list of 930 entrants twice , and haven’t found my name .
      not that i think that i’m going to win , but i’d like to know that i’m in the game .
      pretty sure that i got all 3 questions correct , and i did receive a confirmation of my entry ( i went back and entered on the original post ,
      probably on saturday , june 9th) .

      • chata says:
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        never mind .
        found it when i went to the responses page .

  42. Oxford Comma says:
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    1500 inning limit and I have 7 SPs and 5 RPs. I’ve got to lose one of these pitchers as I only have 1 bench bat and my ratios are not so good. Yes I know, try to trade them, but no one will trade. Which one goes?

    MadBum
    Haren
    Felix
    Dan Hudson
    Peavy
    Darvish
    Lynn

    Jim Johnson
    Frieri
    Capps
    Reed
    Aceves

    I’m guessing you’ll say Lynn, but Hudson has been terrible while Lynn has not.

    • WhineSpritzer says:
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      @Oxford Comma, I say Hudson. 5 closers…you really can’t trade one?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Oxford Comma, Sure, lose Hudson…

  43. mc serch says:
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    Start Capuano ag. Angels? Even though his home splits are sick, I’m leaning towards sitting him…..the Angels are straight mashing right now….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mc serch, I’d start him…

      • mc serch says:
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        @Grey, was afraid you’d say that…for someone who has enjoyed Capuano’s surprising run this season, I sure am looking for any excuse to not start him at this point…Trout, Hunter, Pujols and Trumbo looking like a Murderers Row right now….i’m gonna meditate and hope the answer comes to me …om shanti shanti shanti lol

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You’re still reeling from giving up Johan’s no hitter tickets… You’re not thinking clearly…

          • mc serch says:
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            @Grey, haha you’re right about that! I’m still mad at my daughter because of her stupid theater performance that night (j/k, a bit)….ok, I’m gonna just take the Capuano plunge tonight…my team’s kinda falling apart, so you gonna earn your daquiri this season :-).

  44. Rick Grimes says:
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    Is Strasburg going to be put on an innings limit this year?

    Is he a ‘Buy Low’ or a ‘Sell High?’

    • bobbo says:
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      @Rick Grimes, How exactly are you “buying low” on a guy with a 2.41 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, and an 11.7 K/9?

      • Rick Grimes says:
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        @bobbo, You are buying low if the perception is that he will be shut down after 160 innings, but he ends up pitching into September…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rick Grimes, Nats say he won’t be, I say he will be…

  45. BigAl says:
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    Your pitching is weak in a keeper league (Lincecum, Gallardo, Peavy, Zimmerman, McDonald, Worley, Holland, Norris), do you make this trade??? …

    Give Altuve & Worley … GET Bumgarner & Brandon Phillips

    Thanks!

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @BigAl, click accept now. As fast as you possibly can.

  46. LobBall says:
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    For backup 1B: Smoak or G. Sanchez or Pacheco?

    For backup SS: Escobar or Scutaro?

    Thanks!

    • WhineSpritzer says:
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      @LobBall, Smoak…Escobar

  47. Balogna says:
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    Morning Grey Man,

    Pick 2 please, OPS and K’s league: Harper, De Aza, Rasmus.

    Thanks

    • WhineSpritzer says:
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      @Balogna, Harper, Rasmus

  48. Schwab Stumped says:
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    Grey – would you trade Anibal for Starlin Castro straight up? Currently sporting whatever the waivers in a 12 team mixed will give me at SS with Bonifacio on the DL. That being a mix of Theriot and Ever Cab. Anibal’s spot in the rotation would become a waiver add (most likely Medlen from ATL). I could counter with J Zim or lincecum instead but not sure he would take the Toker…

    As always, you are the only other person on the planet I go to with questions for my Fake Baseball Team. Thanks!

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Schwab Stumped, I’m not Grey, but take Castro and snag Medlen. The downgrade from Anibal to Medlen should not be greater than the insane upgrade you’ll get at SS with Castro.

      • Schwab Stumped says:
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        @Wilsonian, I should’ve said, this is the only site I would trust with my Team! Thanks for the input. I hate to see Anibal go, as I’ve been quite high on him, but i don’t think I can resist the best player on my Cubbies. Damn, I love Fake Baseball…

        • Wilsonian says:
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          @Schwab Stumped, Ha, no problem. I like Anibal a lot, too, have him on one team now. But if I could get a rising star like Castro (especially in a keeper) for Anibal, he’d be gone in a second. From one Cub fan to another, take Castro and run. Luckily you probably don’t have “botched easy ground balls” as a category.

          • Schwab Stumped says:
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            @Wilsonian, Unfortunately, sexual assault accusations is a category. Minor details though…

    • MattTruss223 says:
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      @Schwab Stumped, Yea man, I agree w/Wilsonian – take that and run. I’ve been trying to trade a guy for Castro. I offered Beachy and Lowrie and he rejected. Booo. I have Anibal in that league too and I’d make that swap in a heartbeat.

  49. Scottie O. says:
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    I’m thinking that it’s time for me to cut bait on the Quintin Berry experiment now that Austin Jackson is back. I was using him in my UTL slot as my SAGNOF-guy, but I also have Dee Gordon & Trout getting me steals now. that being said who of the following should I grab in his place (12-team, H2H, OPS league):

    Colby Rasmus
    Alex Presley
    Ben Revere

    • WhineSpritzer says:
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      @Scottie O., Rasmus

  50. doghat666 says:
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    12 team 10×10 daily roto keeper league. I have too many CI with Votto, Sandoval, Dunn, Kendrys, Middlebrooks, Lawrie (6 for 4 spots: 1B, 3B, CI, DH). Halladay is my SP1 and I’m short pitching.

    I have an opportunity to trade Dunn for either CJ Wilson or Lance Lynn would you?

    Thanks

    • WhineSpritzer says:
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      @doghat666, Wilson in a heart beat…not so much Lynn.

  51. joel says:
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    Had some good early season runs with Samardzija and Hammel. Now those guys are sucking and permanently occupying my bench.

    Fortunately, Strasburg and Greinke float my ERA/WHIP, and I need my backfillers to have Ks. Best pitchers available are guys like Dillon Gee. Wait and see with Samardzija/Hammel?

    • WhineSpritzer says:
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      @joel, Hold on Samardzija…I’d part ways with Hammel

  52. bobbo says:
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    Can you please rank the following SP from here on out? My team is getting rocked in ERA/WHIP (thanks Tommy Hanson, Gallardo, Moore, and a craptastic year by King Felix):

    Samardzija (currently on roster), Garza, Pettite, Dempster

    • WhineSpritzer says:
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      @bobbo, Dempster, Garza…

  53. revChris says:
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    Quick trade question:

    Trade Brandon Beachy for Joe Mauer? 14-team H2H league; current catcher is Salty.
    Other SPs are Felix, Latos, Peavy, Lynn, Drew Hutchison, with Brett Anderson on the DL.
    Thanks!

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @revChris, No. What will you be getting from Mauer that you aren’t getting from Salty? Beachy should garner something better than Mauer. His value is in his name only.

  54. Dominic says:
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    Alright well I am going to give up on Gardner, should I use my waiver claim on Quentin, or pick up Aoki or Wallace?

    I could also look at pitching, Ubaldo, Matt Harrison, Kyle Lohse (waivers) or Scott Diamond are probably the best available.

    I also have Paulino, do you think he is worth holding or should I drop him for one of the pitchers above?

    • WhineSpritzer says:
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      @Dominic, I’d go Quentin…def not Wallace. Hold Paulino.

  55. supra says:
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    With no DL room… Paulino or Medlen at this point? Assuming Buccholz is a ticking time bomb.

    • WhineSpritzer says:
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      @supra, Paulino

      • supra says:
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        @grey, I’m assuming when you skip it means you agree with the first reply?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, supra…

  56. Lincecuminmypants says:
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    Drop LaRoche, K. Morales, Brantley or Frenchy for Rasmus? I also have Gardner taking up roster space. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lincecuminmypants, Lose Gardner

  57. Scott Luke says:
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    16 team mixed 5×5 h2h keeper (12 kept)

    My Pitching staff is:

    SP: King Felix, Cliff Lee, Greinke, Lynn, Cueto, Beachy, McDonald

    RP: K Jansen, Valverde, Frank x2, Wilhelmsen

    a little more info:

    it’s ideal to carry 5 relievers in this league since we have 2 “P” spots plus 3 “RP” spots.

    I put Beachy/Cueto on the block expecting Babip/lack of K’s regression and have been offered Axford for Beachy, and also had Frieri, Betancourt, and Soriano floated out there.

    I am more inclined to deal Cueto but should I take that Beachy/Axford deal or try to get one of those other guys for Cueto? Also, am I wrong to value Beachy more highly than Cueto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott Luke, Do better than Axford… No, you’re not wrong to value Beachy higher…

  58. Dynamite Dan says:
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    Agon for Longoria?

    No thanks? Like it? Love it? Gotta Have it?

    • WhineSpritzer says:
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      @Dynamite Dan, Longoria

  59. Booya says:
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    Please rank these options for utility spot in 12 team H2H league….hunter, soriano, francouer, saunders, rios.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Booya, Hunter, Rios…

  60. schlitzy says:
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    Just dealt excess saves (Valverde and Jansssssen) for Marcum. Guess I should’ve asked this before, but how do you feel about Marcum ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @schlitzy, Sounds solid…

  61. The Trade Bandit says:
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    I like the Verlander side too…

    So the follow up question is do I improve my team further by including my Nelson Cruz for his B.J. Upton? Or is De Aza’s speed enough and I should be happy with the smaller trade?

    Strasburg/Soriano for De Aza/Verlander
    or
    Strasburg/Cruz/Soriano for Verlander/B.J. Upton/De Aza

    Thanks!

    • The Trade Bandit says:
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      @The Trade Bandit, To further clarify, That is Rafael Soriano

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Trade Bandit, Don’t include Cruz…

  62. Charlie says:
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    Have Middlebrooks at 3rd, weak on SP. Trade Mark Reynolds for Scherzer? OBP and Total Bases instead of average, so Reynolds should have been a decent pickup.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Charlie, Nope

  63. WhineSpritzer says:
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    12 team roto. I’d like to get my ERA/WHIP ratios down a little. (2.89 ((1st))/1.17((3rd)), dominating in K’s). Do you think adding one RP, like a Bastardo, O’Day, Stammen, would have any impact on those already pretty low ratios with maybe 60 innings ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @WhineSpritzer, Yeah, they’ll impact them… Nice ratios, btw…

      • WhineSpritzer says:
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        @Grey, Thanks. I can lose a CI. You’d drop Chris Johnson instead of Frazier right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @WhineSpritzer, I would, yeah…

  64. Far Beyond Driven says:
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    Rank these 4 minor leaguers on the basis of how much they will (effectively) contribute in 2012 in a 14-team 5×5 (OBP/QS):

    Julio Teheran, Nolan Arenado, Matt Harvey, Jake Odorizzi?

    I can only roster 3, and in the absence of being able to trade one for help to my active roster, someone’s gotta go. Looking for overall 2012 contribution, less worried about long-term keeper value.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Far Beyond Driven, Arenado, Teheran, Harvey

  65. Ryan says:
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    I am in a 20 team h2h Dynasty league. My team is falling fast in the standings. Anyway are there particular players on my team I should look to move to help rebuild my team?

    c jp arencibia
    1b prince fielder
    2b neil walker
    ss yunel escobar
    3b miguel cabrera
    inf chris johnson
    lf peter bourjos
    cf jarrod dyson
    rf justin upton
    of Norichika aoki
    util andrelton simmons
    bn travis snider
    bn carlos lee
    bn ryan lavernway
    Bn miguel Sano
    dl carl crawford
    dl evan longoria

    sp clayton kershaw
    sp yu darvish
    sp cliff lee
    sp jon lester
    rp bryan shaw
    rp matt thorton
    rp matt capps
    p jason hammel
    p scott downs
    p aaron harang
    bn brad peacock
    bn barry zito
    bn brian matusz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ryan, Your bench bats aren’t good… Your outfield except Upton isn’t very good either… You have too much pitching…

      • Ryan says:
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        @Grey, So do u suggest I trade one of my stud arms for a bat? If so, who should I deal?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Ryan, Yes, you have too many high end arms… Deal whoever nets you the best bat… Guessing Lee…

  66. Watson says:
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    Hey Grey I have Espinosa at 2B right now and was wondering which 2B you would try and move Sale for? Is Kipnis in that group? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Watson, I’d take Kinsler, Uggla, Kipnis… Sure…

  67. mets fan says:
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    Grey espinosa or neil walker at mi?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mets fan, Espinosa

  68. Eric Riptide says:
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    I got one more question. Would you start Ben Revere over Nelson Cruz this week? Cruz has been cold AND has a mild Achilles issue going on.

    I need steals more than I need homers.

    Could I start Revere instead of Cruz without losing too much face?

    • WhineSpritzer says:
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      @Eric Riptide, Forget face. It’s a numbers game. You need steals, go get ‘em…Revere.

  69. Chunk says:
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    16 teams, 1500 innings, on pace….

    Start Edwin @TOR (Morrow)? I’m leaning sit…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chunk, Sure, sit him…

  70. golfnut says:
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    Which OF would you rather have….Stanton or Bourn ROS?

    Thanks……I have a spot for the TV already.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @golfnut, Stanton

  71. Van Hammersly says:
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    Hey Grey, who would you rather have in a 12 team h2h league rest of season, Lincecum or Oswalt? Thx!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oswalt

  72. Hot Sauce says:
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    Which side do you like better?

    Ryan Zimmerman, Hellickson and Samardzija

    or

    Asdrubal Cabrera and Carlos Zambrano

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zimmerman

  73. Wake Up says:
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    …speaking of Sean Penn, Tree of Life…now there was a real action packed thrill ride!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Non-stop suspense!

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey, it took me four days to sit through it…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          If you consider from the time it came out, it’s taking me nine months…

  74. BigAl says:
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    MISTER GREY … you missed this one :)

    Your pitching is weak in a keeper league (Lincecum, Gallardo, Peavy, Zimmerman, McDonald, Worley, Holland, Norris), do you make this trade??? …

    Give Altuve & Worley … GET Bumgarner & Brandon Phillips

    Thank you in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BigAl, It was answered above… It’s a no brainer…

      • BigAl says:
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        @Grey, my bad – thank you!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem…

  75. Grey — A guy in my league just offered me Cain + Plouffe for Beachy + Saunders, plus I get a two-round bump in draft order next year (he sends me 12th-round slot for a 14th-round slot).

    The hitters are obviously throw ins and the other guy is a Mariners fan who drafted Saunders as a sleeper and then dropped him a couple weeks in, so he probably wants him back. I don’t care about Plouffe and would likely drop him once he cools. But I got to take the deal right? Or do I counter with a different throw in on the other end? What if I could get Rasmus rather than Plouffe but without the draft pick bump?

    This is in a 14-team 6×6 roto league.

    Also in another league (16 teams, 5×5 roto) my only sure closer is Frank Frank but I have Fuentes, Cook, and Benoit for saves speculation. Hopefully, Cook grabs the job. But should I drop Fuentes or maybe Benoit for Marshall on the idea that Chapman’s off-the-field problems might cost him the the closer gig?

    Thanks as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Enrique, I’d take Cain… Sure, try for Rasmus… Nope, wouldn’t drop them for Marshall…

  76. Alejandro says:
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    My C. Ruiz and B. Beachy for his Felix Hernandez and Y. Molina.

    Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alejandro, F-Her side

  77. Kaiser Soze says:
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    yo yo mr. grey-

    rank soriano, kubel, and hunter ros? mostly need hr and rbi help.

    also, please name a couple pitchers you would take for harper in a trade.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kaiser Soze, Hunter, Kubel… Bum, Gio, Anibal…

  78. fyodor says:
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    Grey.

    At this point would you want Torii Hunter or Kendrys Morales?

    Thanks for your help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @fyodor, Morales

  79. Deadwoods says:
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    Would you drop any of these starters….

    Wei Yin Chen
    Scherzer
    McCarthy
    Dickey
    Harrison
    Doubront
    Lohse
    Oswalt (NA)
    Bauer (NA)

    For any of these available on waivers in my league… (thanks)

    Masterson
    Worley
    Niese
    Delgado
    Colon
    Jimenez
    Cobb
    Buehrle

    • Deadwoods says:
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      @Deadwoods, also, Parker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Deadwoods, I’d lose Lohse for Niese…

  80. Booya says:
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    Rosario, Ruiz, Doumit, Arencibia, or Martin at catcher?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Booya, JP

  81. herschel says:
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    @Grey: need to start two of these four in my weekly roto league. could use k’s and era the most.

    burnett @ cle
    marcum @ kc
    dempster vs bos
    latos @ cle

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @herschel, Burnett, Marcum…

  82. Joe B says:
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    @Grey: I’m in need of a MI in a H2H league with OPS and 2B as additional categories. I could use a boost in AVG, but any decent production I’ll take instead of J Peralta/D Gordon… Who’s the pick?

    A Hill or B Roberts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe B, Hill

  83. Poo Holes says:
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    Just want to let it be known that I traded CJ Wilson for Prince Fielder straight up last night.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Poo Holes, Nice!

  84. Eddie says:
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    Whither Ted Lilly? I was under the belief he would be activated from the DL this week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eddie, Yeah, not sure where he’s been…

      • Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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        @Grey, Lilly hasn’t even been cleared yet to resume a throwing program.

  85. IowaCubs

    IowaCubs says:
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    Here’s a question I’m too lazy to put in the forums. Would you drop any one of these guys to pick up Ubaldo?…

    Matusz, Parker, Scherzer, Wandy or Worley?

    • WhineSpritzer says:
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      @IowaCubs, Matusz, Scherzer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Matusz

      • IowaCubs

        IowaCubs says:
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        @Grey, Thanks Fantasy Baseballers.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem, friend…

  86. Tony says:
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    grey- in a 14 teamer, im deep on offense, pitching is light, I own rasmus, danny espinosa, rios, saunders and LaHair and Bucholtz is sitting on waivers available? Two good starts lately, are you buying? Should I be? Who would you drop? he starts vs Buerhle tomm…..

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Those are bench bats? Then I’d lose Espinosa for him…

      • Tony says:
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        @Grey, ha ya, i dealt beachy, lester, panda plus howie for Braun and Cano…. then i dealt Kinsler to get Halladay and he goes on the DL, my staff is basically lance lynn and some closers right now, we only need 20 innings per wk, having a TON of SP’ing isn’t a great tactical approach, but 49 bench bats doesn’t do alot for me either haha.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice first deal… Bummer on the 2nd…

        • Tony says:
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          @Tony, of course espinosa is one of the few games today, so if i drop him today he’s off my team since transactions go thru the day of, i’d hate to drop a triple, doubles, or some sbs…. grrr….. dammit.

  87. Miley Cyrus says:
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    Allen Craig for Roy Halladay in a keeper league?

    I’m competing this year and Craig has been helping me stay on top of the hitting categories but I feel like I can buy Roy pretty low at this point. Craig would likely help me more this year than Doc would considering the other players on my team. Do you think Craig has a bright future? Doc a bleek future? Should I be ashamed that I even asked this question?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Roy in a keeper…

      • Tony says:
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        @Grey, the only thing u should be ashamed of is your screen name…. lol

        • TheNewGuy says:
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          @Tony, Ha!

  88. Tom says:
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    Grey, J. Weeks is not stealing bases (May 15th was his last one) and his average continues to hang around .220. I am guessing it is time to move on and look for someone else. His brother is on waivers as is Ackley and Theriot. Worth grabbing any of those dudes or is there anyone coming up that I should keep my eye on?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grab Ackley…

      • Tom says:
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        @Grey, Thanks!

  89. joe from pt pleasant says:
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    Thoughts on THE INCREDIBLE HULTZ?

    The Mariners’ rotation is a mess with Millwood banged up, and Beaven and Noesi sporting era’s of 6.00+.

    He is allowing something like 4 h/9 with great K numbers. I feel as though his call up might even come before Bauer’s.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hope so… He’ll be an add everywhere if he’s called up… Haven’t seen anything that leads me to believe his call is imminent except for his stats…

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @joe from pt pleasant, Ha love the nickname.

      Ive got him in a keeper so know how dominant hes been. Stashed him in my 16 teamer too, I think the calls near.

  90. jack says:
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    Hey Grey, having a hard time deciding who to start. I might for the first time only go with 5 starters and 4 closers (Frieri, Soriano, Putz, Street). Can you suggest which 5 (or 6) I should go with? Hamels (Minn), Marcum (KC), Garza (DET), Harrison (AZ), Lynn (CHW), Shark (BOS), Anibal (TB) … This is my ruffest matchup week yet, no two start guys etc. BTW, my starters were great for 5 weeks, and have basically sucked the past 5, jeapordizing my lead. I hate pitching! Talking about you Anibal, Shark, Garza, Lynn.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Shark…

      • jack says:
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        @Grey, Yeah Dude! What a disaster he has been. Just got him last week and he shat all over me. The peripherals are there. I think he’ll give me some great weeks, but man, young pitchers, ugh, I forgot how painful they can be.

  91. WhineSpritzer says:
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    How do I get a picture with my name? It’s easier to find my questions…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gravatar.com

    • WhineSpritzer says:
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      @WhineSpritzer, See if that worked…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It worked…

  92. TheNewGuy says:
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    Take the hit and trade J-Roll for Kipnis?

    • WhineSpritzer says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Sure, but where’s the hit?

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @WhineSpritzer, In the fact that I couldve waited 5 rounds and still drafted Kipnis instead…

        • WhineSpritzer says:
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          @TheNewGuy, Eh, what’s that matter now? I’d just thank my luck stars that the other manager would do that trade!

          • TheNewGuy says:
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            @WhineSpritzer, Because Kipnis still might regress a faur bit and Rollins should get better. Think I will try for it though if we think Kipnis is a legit 25-25 threat.

            • Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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              @TheNewGuy, You just have to ask yourself if you like arrows going up or down. Kipnis is clearly on the upswing and even if his numbers level off, overall they’ll be better than Rollins stats as he is in the twilight of his career and has been prone to prolonged slumps over the last 3+ years. This is coming from a Phillies fan, take Kipnis all day long and don’t look back.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it…

  93. Tony the Tiger says:
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    Your article today was Grrrrrrrrrrrreat!

    Can you rank these closers ROS?

    Casilla, Soriano, Reed

    And if you had to trade one, which one would you trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Reed, Casilla…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d trade any of them…

      • Tony the Tiger says:
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        @Grey, Saves ain’t got no face!

  94. On the Sagnof Front, Revere Presley or Campana?!?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Revere

  95. VT420 says:
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    Starting Nova today? 12 teams Roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t own him…

  96. Horse says:
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    Need 1 SAGNOF:

    Crisp / Aoki (is his recent speed legit?) / Venable / Presley

    Need 3:

    Frazier / Chisenhall / Viciedo / Matt Adams / Beckham / Espinosa

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crisp…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier, Viciedo, Chisenhall…

  97. Horse says:
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    Please pick 3:

    Smyly / Nolasco / Milone / Colon / Millwood / Peacock / Delgado

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nolasco, Milone, Delgado…

  98. Sam says:
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    Lose Frenchy for Rajai, Parra or Presley?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rajai if you need steals…

  99. Watson says:
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    My usual SS is Bonifacio but just got offered Reyes for Greinke. 12 team H2H. Is Reyes the Reyes upgrade worth Greinke? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  100. azt says:
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    colvin or fowler for the week? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fowler

  101. Tony says:
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    so Soler signed with the cubbies for 9 years at $30M…. I saw some places saying this is alot of money? its a little over 3M per year? for a guy who could be a stud, its a gamble, but WTF, this guy pans out its a STEAL, if not, whatever. My indians signed grady sizemore and his 14 knee operations to a 5 million dollar deal, sure its a 1 year deal but i say good for the cubs if this kids pans out…. what do you guys think?

    • Poo Holes says:
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      @Tony, The fact that I’m hearing the Yankees were “outbid” and that this was the eventual numbers for the contract baffles me. I definitely hope the kid pans out, the Cubbies need something to root for these days.

      • Tony says:
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        @Poo Holes, ha i agree, being a Tribe fan like I said i’d root for the cubbies…. It is odd the yanks were outbid, i just don’t see $3M per yr being that much for any team to swallow seeing how they waste money on some of these other players….

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Tony, As a Cubs fan, I’m ecstatic. I know absolutely nothing about the guy except that a lot of teams wanted in on the action. I agree that it doesn’t seem like a ton of money, especially if he pans out and they’re paying him roughly $3mil/year when he’s 27, 28, 29 years old. They need something to root for, and I like having Rizzo, Castro, Soler, Jackson, etc. at least gives me some hope for the future.

      • Diamond Jim Gentile says:
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        @Wilsonian,

        Soler’s contract allows him to opt for his arbitration once he is eligible so if he pans out the Cubs won’t be paying him $3 million/year after his second or third year in the bigs.

        • Wilsonian says:
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          @Diamond Jim Gentile, Makes sense. Hadn’t read anything else on the contract. Still seems like a steal in today’s market.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, doesn’t seem like a lot of money if he pans out… Sizemore seemed like more of a sure thing at the time…

      • chata says:
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        @Grey,

        isn’t parra comparable to soler ?
        only soler will be given a chance to play full time .

  102. azt says:
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    Niese or Kurodo

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Niese

  103. Derrick says:
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    Weiters and J. Upton for Dunn and McCann

    Which side do you like?

    • Tony says:
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      @Derrick, Jup side

      • Derrick says:
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        @Tony, I agree and I declined it. He just threw in Lincecum, though. lol….So now it looks like J. Upton and Weiters for Dunn, Lincecum and McCann….still think Im going to decline it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton

  104. Grey's da man! says:
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    would you pick up Bucholz for a start at miami tomorrow? 1500 inning cap roto league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure….

  105. Poo Holes says:
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    Apparently, a guy in my keeper league is fed up with Gardner’s injury and dropped him. Right now my DL slots are occupied by Howard and Fister. Should I drop Ben Revere, knowing that Fister is due back sometime this week? I also have Santos on my bench with Valverde, Jansen, Rodney, and League getting potential saves.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t pick up Gardner…

      • Poo Holes says:
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        @Grey, Even in a keeper league?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          If you can stash him, then him over Revere…

  106. Grey's da man! says:
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    Who is the odd man out?
    K-rob, J Russell, League, Balfour

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Russell

  107. ThE sHiT says:
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    @Grey: Latos is dtm. I dropped him to stash Bauer. I have Bum, Anibal, Zimm, Beachy, Peavy, and Morrow in my 12 team h2h league. Fuck Latos…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I hear ya…

  108. JustMatt says:
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    Sitting one of the following: Zimmerman, Scherzer or Parker?

    • ThE sHiT says:
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      @JustMatt, Scherzer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Parker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I should say don’t start Parker at home… Not sure where he is this week…

      • Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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        @Grey, Are you sure you don’t mean don’t start Parker AWAY from home? He’s been great at home and has Los Padres heading into Oakland later this week. Sounds like a dream matchup to me.

  109. bean says:
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    Has anyone seen Tony Campana? Not going to panic but I am thinking of filing a missing persons report.

    I need SBs but apparently Sveum has a deep hatred for them.
    Better overall options than Campana in NL Only?

    Colvin, Shane Robinson, Taylor Green or……GULP…..Jim Thome as a UTIL while playing interleague?

    • @bean, HA! Just dropped him in my mixed league, sitting pretty in first and only need SB’s, but he NEVER plays. Went with Revere who was somehow still on the wire. I don’t think Thome as a UTL this week is the worst thing in the world…

      • bean says:
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        @Shea Sera Sera, Same boat really with a big lead in first and SBs would be nice. Was starting to think he was going to be traded but after I stopped laughing, I started looking at players who actually play.

        If Upton would steal a damn base this wouldnt be an issue.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Colvin… Unless you need SBs, then Campana…

      • bean says:
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        @Grey, Ugh…..I do but at what point do you cut bait? My man crush goggles are fading since he hasnt sniffed 2B in 8 games.

        How did that OF in Chicago go from wide open to DMV in 3 weeks?

        Damn Soriano…….can’t even fail correctly.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha! Well played re: DMV… Yeah, no idea what Sveum’s got against SAGNOF… Damn crime…

    • Carnac says:
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      @bean, Tony, call your mother!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Carnac, Ha… nice avatar…

  110. Grey's da man! says:
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    Choo or Hosmer worth dropping for De Aza, Torii, or Fowler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold…

  111. Anyone Starting Edwin Jackson against the BJ’s tonight? He has looked dominant lately, so I think I am rolling the dice…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would in most leagues…

  112. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey, would you start Kennedy and Colby against eachother in Texas? I am a bit worried about both of them but i still tend to start them both. What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start them both and pray really hard…

      • Moscowitz says:
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        @Grey, i am an agnostic, any other idea? :)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Moscowitz, Have someone else pray for you…

        • chata says:
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          @Moscowitz,

          even cosmonauts pray !

          • Moscowitz says:
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            @chata, I dont see the relation here.by cosmonauts you are more or less referring to a job. Agnostism is not a job meaning a cosmonaut can be religious, atheist, agnostic..however I have no problem starting both pitchers and let cosmonauts pray :)

            • chata says:
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              @Moscowitz,

              it was a popular saying , back in the 60′s , during the cold war .

              the relation i drew between the word cosmonaut and the root
              word of your posted name .

              i make no judgment on your beliefs (as if that would sway you) , nor the question about the players .

              reading along , it just sparked a memory .
              so , i shared .

              • Moscowitz says:
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                @chata, everythings cool pal. Never mind

  113. Goose says:
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    i’ve got The Riot as my SS. do you like this deal for me?

    Riot/LaRoche for Jeter

    it’d mean I’m rolling with Anibal’s sister as my CI afterward.

    14team OBP league + TBs.

    thanks, G.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Jeter…

  114. Hi Grey — Please rank the first three or so options as a 4th/5th OF (in a 16-team roto league where my weakest categories are R, HR, SB: Rajai Davis, Delmon Young, Michael Saunders, Norichika Aoki, Logan Morrison.

    Many thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Enrique, Saunders, Rajai, Lomo…

      • Grey's da man! says:
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        @Grey, would torii be ahead of all of them?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Grey’s da man!, Torii over Lomo…

  115. Moscowitz says:
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    Grey, drop Frenchy or Reynolds to stash Bauer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Moscowitz, Reynolds

  116. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    Grey : OBP Kepper League, which side

    Tulo at round 22 keeper for Wright at round 4 keeper?

    • Grey's da man! says:
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      @2 Cups 1 Braun, obviously tulo..

  117. Dominic says:
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    What do you think of this trade?

    I give up:

    Altuve, Heyward, Desmond and Bruce

    I get:

    Beltran, Reddick, Furcal, Infante

    I was thinking no, but it is intriguing.

    • Moscowitz says:
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      @Dominic, How could this one be intriguing is beyond me!? This would be an awfull trade for you. Stay put.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dominic, It’s not good…

    • Prezii says:
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      @Dominic, hes just trying to give you hot names… Dont do it!

  118. Sagnof Specialist says:
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    drop Fatt Adams for Revere?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sagnof Specialist, Yup

  119. Grey's da man! says:
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    EJax or D Hudson ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, Hudson

  120. Wallpaper Patterson says:
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    Team 1 gets: J. Upton and Swisher
    Team 2 gets: Pujols

    What is the better side ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wallpaper Patterson, Pujols

  121. Grey's da man! says:
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    Beltre or Lawrie + casilla?

    • WhineSpritzer says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, Lawrie..

  122. Grey's da man! says:
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    What about Lawrie and a bench bat for Beltre?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, I wouldn’t trade Lawrie for Beltre…

  123. Derrick says:
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    Millwood or Zito ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Derrick, Zito

  124. L-Boogie says:
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    5×5, 12-teamer, weekly lineups.

    Start Middlebrooks or Fowler at DH?

    Thanks dude.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @L-Boogie, Fowler

  125. Carnac says:
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    Anibal’s pitching is on the lunar calendar and it’s that time of the month.

    • Carnac says:
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      @Carnac, ugh, and it’s going to be a lot less predictable now that Gaby is back in the clubhouse

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Carnac, All about the pheromones…

  126. Trevor

    tggq21 says:
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    Hi Grey

    In a 12-Team, 5×5, H2H

    I was offered Beltran for C.J. Wilson. My pitching is what’s been keeping me in the league so far and my batting is just pathetic. Would you do this trade? or should I counter with another downgrade pitcher. Rest of my team follows. Thanks

    C: Weiters
    1B: Pujols
    2B: Espinosa
    3B: Pablo
    SS: Hanley
    OFs: D Jennings. Fellatio Upton, Jay Bruce
    Util:GoldShiit and Middlebrooks

    Pitchers
    SP: Wilson, Bumgarner, Zimmerman, Milone, Dempster, Anibal, Morrow, Vogelsong

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @tggq21, I wouldn’t do that trade… I’d trade Zimmermann for Kipnis… Upgrade 2nd base, not OF…

  127. Jack says:
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    Grey,

    Frazier or Fatt Adams?

    Lowrie & Longoria for Lee & Sabathia – good or bad move? (needed offense badly)

    And I’m thinking of dropping Carlos Lee to creep-stream schmohawks such as Will Venable & Aoki. Bad idea?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack, Frazier… Too much for those guys… Sure, grab Aoki…

  128. Wilsonian says:
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    Middlebrooks out of the lineup again. I was hanging on to him because it’s a deep keeper league (16 teams). But I need some production. Do I drop him for Ackley, Saunders, Colvin?

    • Wilsonian says:
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      Or Chipper. Forgot he was out there.

      It’s UTIL or Bench for whoever it is. I just move them around depending on who is playing and/or producing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, Go with Saunders…

  129. Melvin Emanuel says:
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    @Grey,

    1) I have Gardner on the bench (Santos holding lone DL spot) and can get by stashing him but don’t really need him. Planned on trading him or another outfielder when he came back. Can hold or drop for Goldy, Hunter, Soriano, ARam, Gordon, Stubbs, Joyce, or Moustakas. Or just pick up Balfour or Fuentes for a fourth closer. 10 team 5×5 h2h yahoo.

    2) Drop Fuentes for Balfour or Wilhelmsen?

    3) Hold Doubront or drop for Oswalt, Diamond, Norris, Miley, Ubaldo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Melvin Emanuel, Drop for Goldy… 2) Wilhelmsen 3) Norris

  130. B.o.B says:
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    My squad in a 10 team H2H league:

    C – Ruiz
    1B – Fielder
    2B – Uggla
    3B – Aramis
    SS – Castro
    OF – Braun
    OF – Harper
    OF – BJ Upton
    Util – Cespedes
    Util – Goldschmidt
    DL – Gardner

    SP – Lee
    SP – Gio
    SP – Sale
    SP – Lynn
    SP – Garza
    SP – Zimmermann
    SP – Marcum
    SP – Norris
    SP – Doubront
    RP – Casilla
    RP – Cook

    Just got offered 2 trades…AGon for Lee and AGon for Gio…would you do either one if you were in my shoes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @B.o.B, I’d take A-Gon for Lee…

  131. chata says:
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    @ Grey :

    surprised that there was no mention of schafer in today’s post .
    pink eye ?

    those texas clubhouses certainly have had their share of
    communicable maladies , this season .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, Ha

  132. chata says:
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    @ Grey :

    lawrie / bruce for prince fielder ??

    9 player keeper .
    12-teamer .
    (just traded votto for cargo) .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, I’d want Lawrie…

      • chata says:
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        @Grey,

        am hoping that the other owner feels similarly .

        i’ve done quite a bit of maneuvering to get into a position of
        being able to offer lop-sided trades in an attempt to attain mild up-grades .
        (for example : my votto , uggla and latos for cargo) .

  133. Poo Holes says:
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    So we all know Bauer is due to come up soon and has great upside. Who would you say will have the next most upside after him for this year? Hultzen, Skaggs, Peacock, Miller? Anyone I’m forgetting?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hultzen, Skaggs… You should ask our minor league, it’s what he does…

    • Prezii says:
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      @Poo Holes, werd im interested in that as well.. missed out on the bauer sweepstakes couple days ago. Im not missin another one!

    • Prezii says:
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      @Poo Holes, i asked this same question over at Minor Accomplishments. Sure we’ll get an answer soon

      • Poo Holes says:
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        @Prezii, Just saw this now, I’ll keep checking that post. Scott knows his shit.

  134. Jack says:
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    Grey,

    Thanks. I did get Marcum along with Longoria & Lowrie. Still too much? Are you concerned about Longo when he comes off the DL?

    I’m still waiting on some mo’ Duggan :)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not that much concern, but you gave two number one aces for one injured star and another oft-injured MI…

  135. jack says:
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    Above you implied that RSoriano wasn’t in same category as Reed or Casilla. Is that a bit of confirmation bias from a DRob lover? I mean Raf has been basically the best in the league when he has closed in the past. He’s 9 for 10 this year. He got roughed up vs the Mets. He obviously didn’t have his best stuff. That happens and Girardi confirmed he is the closer regardless of Drob’s status. Am I missing something? Reed is young and really only has one pitch. Casilla has been great but he’s surrounded by viable replacements and has a tinkering type mgr.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They’re just closers… If he didn’t just get roughed up with K-Rob returning, he would’ve been number one… If he gets roughed up two more times this week, just that quick he can be out…

  136. letsgobravos says:
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    Looks like Brandon Morrow is hurt. Grabbing his shoulder and coming out of the game in the 1st inning against the 2nd batter. I don’t own him, but condolences to his owners.

    • letsgobravos says:
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      @letsgobravos, Actually, looks like it could be something an abdominal issue. Better than his shoulder, but either way, bad news.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Aw shucks!

  137. Wilsonian says:
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    Earlier you said to grab Ass-dribble and lose Lowrie as my Tulo replacement. Once he comes back they’ll be relegated to bench duty or will be dropped for the hot bat or arm. Do you think you’d still do it or stand pat with Jed for the week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can stand pat for a week… Asdrubal over Lowrie in the long run…

  138. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    murrow pulled in the 1st???

    • Steve says:
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      @AL KOHOLIC, Murrow? Edwin R Murrow? Oh, Morrow.

      Either way, for Morrow owners it’s good night and good luck, indeed.

      • Carnac says:
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        @Steve, [golf clap]

  139. Steve says:
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    Morrow appeared to be grabbing at his right side as he left the field.

    Such vagueness can only mean it’s an oblique injury.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Hehe

  140. TheNewGuy says:
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    Colby got that super swing!

    I feel another Geiger song coming on.

  141. Prezii says:
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    Wow sold on morrow JUST in time… Whew!

    • Prezii says:
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      Feel kinda bad cuz i tiger woods fist pumped when it happened… Lol im goin to hell…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Prezii, I’ll see you there…

        • Steve says:
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          @Grey, Decent chance y’all will bump in to Tiger too.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            @Steve, Yeah, he’ll be giving a marriage seminar…

            • Steve says:
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              @Grey, Or a ‘swing’ clinic.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                @Steve, Well played…

              • Prezii says:
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                or advice on the best mercedez mechanic…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Hehe

  142. GtownGman says:
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    Can I get a recommendation, guys? I’m in rebuilding mode in a keeper league. This league has a payroll of $260 for 25 roster spots. Players can be retained for a maximum of 5 years, but salaries increase $5 each year a player is retained. I’ve been offered Altuve, who is in the first year of a $1 contract (next year, he’d be paid $6), for Andrus, who is in the first year of a $15 contract (if kept, next year he’d be paid $20). Should I take it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Altuve…

  143. Steve says:
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    Dah. Came THIS close to grabbing LaRoche for the short schedule day today…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Where’s he available? 9 team?

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, 12 team H2H. He’s been in a nasty AVG slump, to be fair..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya… Pretty ownable in a 12 team league though…

  144. Trevor

    tggq21 says:
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    Grey,
    I found someone in my league trading Pedroia… Would you want him?
    In a 12-Team, 5×5, H2H

    He’s looking for either a middle or top-tier pitcher? Who would be good value? Zimmerman? I also have Utley on the DL… he could be trade bait as well.. but i may try just a pitcher.. Who do you think?

    My team…

    C: Weiters
    1B: Pujols
    2B: Espinosa
    3B: Pablo
    SS: Hanley
    OFs: D Jennings. Fellatio Upton, Jay Bruce
    Util:GoldShiit and Middlebrooks

    Pitchers
    SP: Wilson, Bumgarner, Zimmerman, Milone, Dempster, Anibal, Morrow, Vogelsong

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d give anyone below Bum on your list for Pedroia…

      • Trevor

        tggq21 says:
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        @Grey, He’ll go Vogelsong… Run?

        • Trevor

          tggq21 says:
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          @tggq21, or at this point is Vogelsong more valuable than Zimms?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Give him Vogelsong…

      • Trevor

        tggq21 says:
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        @Grey, Sorry there’s been some confusion here… Final Offer..

        Utley and Vogelsong for Pedroia..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Take Pedroia…

          • Trevor

            tggq21 says:
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            @Grey, haha.. I got it down to just Vogelsong. I’ll put money that the league will vote against it though… Thanks for the help man!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              @tggq21, No problem…

  145. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Blanco, Aoki, or Presley?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Presley

  146. Trevor

    tggq21 says:
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    Concerned about this Morrow injury.. I guess they were saying oblique..

    • Prezii says:
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      @tggq21, shoulda sold buddy…

      • Trevor

        Tggq21 says:
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        @Prezii, Rudy told me not to. He threatened my life if I were to sell him.

        • Prezii says:
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          @Tggq21, haha oh okay then! Id’ve held too..

  147. chata says:
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    @ Grey :

    wife came home and i had the boston-miami game on the big screen .
    one look at the new uniforms and she want’s to know if the owner is gay .

    and though she swore off “ever caring about the sawx , ever again”
    (thank you bill buckner) , as she took the clicker from me , she said “friggin’ red sox . can’t even beat the gay team” .

    and then , i showed her the art-strocity before i let her change the channel .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, HAHA!

  148. Steve says:
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    Come on Youk – make yourself useful.

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, Jesus, he’s been terrible this season.

      • Trevor

        tggq21 says:
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        @Steve, Do you have Middlebrooks?

        • Steve says:
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          @tggq21, No. Have other options for Youk in my H2H team, but in the RCL it’s a bit thinner, especially as I have lost Lind as well.

          As soon as Gaby knocked in that run in the 1st I raced to the wire and grabbed him! And I have Wiggy at 1st…

  149. Steve says:
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    Holy Melancon. Take cover…

  150. Tony says:
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    Grey- which side A) Verlander/Fowler or B) Lance Lynn/Eithier……?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tony, A

  151. Wallpaper Patterson says:
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    Sandoval and Granderson for Hamilton?

    What is the better side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wallpaper Patterson, Hamilton, it’s fair though, depends on how bad you need a 3B…

  152. Steve says:
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    How soon before we see Medlen, do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Week and a half…

  153. Turk Wendell says:
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    Is Samardasdkfja;l droppable? He’s gotta be right? He’s killing me. Millwood over Shark?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Shark… Someone mentioned in the comments how he’s much better at home…

  154. EG says:
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    Please rank top three of this group:

    Morales, Rasmus, Reddick, Saunders, Hunter, Soriano, Venable.

    Thanks.

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @EG, morales, rasmus, reddick

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EG, Morales, Rasmus… Then it’s a tossup… I probably would go Reddick, but Saunders for light steals/power…

  155. Steve says:
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    Watch Howie strand these guys.

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, Oh for fuck’s sake.

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Steve, I feel your pain, that was the worst 7th rounder for me in years

        • Steve says:
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          @Jack Full of Hate, He’s so bad, even the reverse-jinx can’t touch him.

          • Prezii says:
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            @Steve, not even steve magic can help that guy.

            • Steve says:
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              @Prezii, I actually just traded for Kelly Johnson – you like him better for the rest of the season?

              • Prezii says:
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                @Steve, you gotta think he’ll get it going sometime.Look at that lineup! And kelly usually dies off towards the end of the year.. so ROS id say howie.. But KJ is probably a better shorter term option imo

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Steve, tough call, my years of experience say he will right the ship, but who knows. The only thing this game has taught me its better to be lucky than good

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Steve, I threw out my voodoo doll, I might just buy a ticket on the first base line and berate him all game

            • chata says:
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              @Jack Full of Hate,

              Steve’s got shrunken heads , out in his garage , i’ve heard .

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, This time, Howie?

      • Steve says:
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        @Steve, A walk! That counts as a win.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Steve, Wow, Trout just hit a bomb…

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey, The 14-teamer marches on!

            Thanks royce!

            • royce! says:
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              @Steve, My pleasure! I own him on my other RCL team- it has made having kemp injured a lot easier to bear.

  156. stuff says:
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    Does anyone here think McDonald for Gallardo is vetoable? I mean is it that bad?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @stuff, It’s not that bad…

    • Prezii says:
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      @stuff, ehh.. i dont think so. Mcdonalds value is goin up and gallardo’s is down.

  157. Steve says:
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    Grey – you think I have this lineup right? Or can you see a better combo in there somewhere? 12-team H2H, OBP as well as AVG…

    C Mauer
    1B Konerko
    2B KJ
    3B A-Ram
    SS Ever-Cab
    LF CarGo
    CF Rasmus
    RF Bruce
    Util Goldie
    BN Howie (1B/2B/LF)
    BN CQ (LF/RF)
    BN Youk (1B/3B)
    DL Bonifacio
    DL Longo

    Obviously when Longo comes back, he goes to Util and it’s good-bye to Goldie.

    I’m just trying to figure out which guys to hang on to and which guys to dump because (as with the team you checked in the forums) I have too many bats and not enough starting pitchers…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, The lineup look fine right now… Not sure how Youk or CQ ever get in this lineup… Can see holding Kendrick because KJ’s a bit iffy…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Thanks. Feels kinda wrong to be dropping Youk, but in this situation, it’s kinda gotta be done, right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think so, yeah…

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey, Hmmm. Scherzer is on the wire. I know he’s been terrible but is he worth adding to an H2H staff that looks like this?

            Bum
            J-Zimm
            The Peav
            Cahill
            McCarthy
            Milone

            Or would you prefer one of these guys?

            Gee
            Bailey
            Ubaldo
            Hutchison
            Leake
            Smyly
            Millwood

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              @Steve, Not the greatest of names… I’d go with Scherzer, eff me…

              • Steve says:
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                @Grey, I know, right? But he could go on a tear I guess. Better on my team than someone else’s…

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Steve, Instead of saying good-bye to Goldy, I’d look at swapping him and A-Ram out of the UTIL once Longo comes back. He’s been a helluva lot hotter than Ramirez. Can’t say he’ll keep it up all year. But in my shallow 8 team team (stutterer) Goldy is owned and A-Ram isn’t. On the short term, I’d go with Goldy.

  158. Wilsonian says:
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    So last week I face two Angels (Pujols and Trumbo) and they killed me. This week I’m facing Capuano and of course they’ve disappeared tonight. Makes complete sense. For a sport I love so much, I really fu**ing hate it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Reminds me of Steve’s forum signature…

  159. joe from point pleasant says:
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    @Grey, @Anyone on here:

    eovaldi v LAA
    matusz v Pitt
    porcello @ ChC

    Who would u go with out of those options?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eovaldi

      • joe from point pleasant says:
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        @Grey,

        trout trumbo pujols are a bit scary, but in Grey i trust.

        • joe from point pleasant says:
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          @Grey:

          trout homered as i typed that. lol.

          • Prezii says:
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            He may have read that wrong, no?

            • Prezii says:
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              Chc is 2nd easiest for pitchers to pitch to and pitt is 4th… LAA is 5th hardest. Maybe he just doesnt like ur era and wants it to blow up?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            @joe from point pleasant, He hit a bomb…

  160. ??????????? Great names playing as about as expected other than Wieters and Hosmer. What direction do I need to go in, love my lineup but almost last in all 5X5 categories with exception to average.

    Wieters
    Hosmer
    Kinsler
    Tulowiski
    Wright
    McCutchen
    Holliday
    BJ Upton
    Butler
    Morse

    What move do I need to make to climb the ladder or just let it play out?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @kR Express, Could try and combine Upton and Butler for an upgrade in your outfield, but have no idea how your team looks…

  161. chata says:
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    @ Grey :

    not sure how long i’ve been with you .
    as i remember (?) , it was late in the year (maybe aug/sept) and i took
    a couple of days and read every word of every post (and comments) that
    you had archived .

    today , when i read that you had 930 readers who had remembered to
    sign up for a contest for a freakin’ tv , i was impressed .

    at one point , during my 1st off-season , i went into the archives and
    read each of the forum postings .
    i remember , when you later re-vamped the forums , thinking that i would never be able read all of those postings , and i stopped trying to keep up .

    a couple of years ago , i posted in the “new” forums , in an effort to drum
    up some off-season mock draft activity .
    iowa cubs was around , hammersly (?) had video programming , and the freak graduated from blowing up buildings to blowing up mockers that pizzed him off .

    today , i re-visited the forums .
    wow !!
    what a herculean effort .

    you are to be commended .
    well done .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, Thanks! Yeah, forums are booming…

  162. Prezii says:
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    RHP Bud Norris is expected to be part of an all-Bay Area battery Tuesday for the Astros’ first game in San Francisco this year. The native of Marin County is likely to throw to C Jason Castro from Castro Valley, Calif. and Stanford University. Norris has started only once in his career at AT&T Park and struck out 10 in seven innings of a no-decision last year.

    Did yahoo just put somethin interesting in one of those obvious 2 day late notes? Say whaattt!?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Prezii, Ha… Yeah, that is interesting… Sounds like two people must’ve been asked for a lot of tickets for the game…

      • Prezii says:
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        @Grey, like at&t needs more people there…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Very true…

  163. chata says:
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    quiet now .
    kendrys finally getting an at bat .

    • chata says:
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      boo .
      had to figure he wasn’t going to be successful .
      wish he could have made it past the 2nd pitch , though .

      • Prezii says:
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        @chata, then the 13 year old steps up and shows the 50 year old how its done.. trout just makes it look easy to hit .350 in the bigs..

      • Steve says:
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        @chata, Just getting out of the way for my boy Trout.

        • Prezii says:
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          @Steve, did this guy just swipe third with 2 outs? Bench em!!

  164. chata says:
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    @ Grey :

    at this rate , trout is a bona fide 3rd rounder , but will be drafted in the 2nd .

    agree ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, looking that way…

  165. Derrick says:
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    Would you trade J. Upton for Giancarlo at this point?

    • bean says:
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      @Derrick, Yes…..If someone lets Stanton go for that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would…

  166. Prezii says:
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    Next inning angels are goin off… Prez magic!!

    • Steve says:
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      @Prezii, Not if Howie gets anywhere near the batter’s box.

      • Prezii says:
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        @Steve, lol! He cant GIDP 3 times…. Can he?

        • Prezii says:
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          Trout would steal off his grandma if could.. dude is fearless.

          • Prezii says:
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            Pujols walk… Trumbo bomb… Lets see it!

            • Prezii says:
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              That’ll work too.. leave it to trout to pretty much get the win… Fundamentals!

  167. Grey's da man! says:
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    What do you think of J Zimm + Moose for B Lawrie?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair… I’d take Lawrie…

  168. bean says:
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    Does Rizzo have any trade value in NL Only?

    I need saves so maybe Jansen or Street?

    This may be a stretch but I need saves and I am bored watching two cubs (Campana) sit on my bench every day.

    Give me something to shoot for in a trade.

  169. Steve says:
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    Pls nominate one for tomorrow…

    Buchholz @ MIA
    Williams @ LAD
    Harang v LAA
    Norris @ SF

    Thanks!

    • bean says:
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      @Steve, Watching the Giants almost gift a perfecto vs. the Texas bullpen has me leaning towards Norris.

  170. Herschel says:
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    Is it really that hard for managers not to bring closers in during non-save situations (sorry for the double negative)?

    • bean says:
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      @Herschel, Are you talking about Jansen?

    • Prezii says:
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      @Herschel, in that situation you gotta go with jansen tho.. imo.. sucks for owners but who else in that bullpen had a better chance to get the top of that order out? Dont worry, ill wait..

    • bean says:
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      @Herschel, At home in a tie game the manager almost always brings in their closer to get them to the home half of the inning. Save situation or not, the manager sees that as the best opportunity to win and preserve the tie. On the road is a much different story but at home this will be done 90% of the time if they have confidence in their guy.

      Jansen just floated a ball to Pujols for a broken bat single…..just a bad pitch after an entire at bat down in the zone.

      • Herschel says:
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        @bean, @Prezii, I know. I know. Just typical fantasy baseball frustration. I’m in second in my money league and own Jansen, guy in first owns frieri. I’m also still upset at baker bringing in chapman last night in the 8th with no outs. Hooha.

        • Prezii says:
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          @Herschel, ouchh.. that does suck tonight but the chapman thing was just wrong.. dusty is a fuckin idiot… Dude could fuck up a boner so i dunno how the hell he trys to run a bullpen. Bringin chap in for 2 innings with a guy on in a nationally televised game was just dumb. No reason for that at all. It didnt feel right but dusty does what dusty wants…

          • bean says:
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            @Prezii, Not sure if he wanted him for 2 innings or just for that spot in the lineup. Either way I think Chapman is going to fall apart with Dusty at the helm…….there has to be some sort of Dusty insurance for pitchers.

  171. Grey's da man! says:
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    laroche or rizzo ROS?

  172. Grey's da man! says:
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    would you trade j up for stanton or mccutchen?

    • bean says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, Yes and Yes.

  173. Jake says:
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    16-team H2H points league:

    Currently, my SPs are:

    Strasburg
    Bumgarner
    Anibal Sanchez
    Matt Moore
    Randall Delgado

    I have 3 top starters and then it drops off badly (We start 4 in a week).

    Should I offer Strasburg for Cliff Lee and Josh Beckett? Is that a fair trade or is it ridiculous? I am having a hard time gauging this and would appreciate other input.

    Thanks.

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