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Picture above ground, there’s different levels of air.  In the first level of air, there’s number one outfielders.  Ryan Braun, he’s a number one.  He’s like a Macy’s Day Parade balloon, big and just off the ground.  Then in the next level of air, there’s number two outfielders.  We’re right above the world’s tallest buildings now.  There you find Nelson Cruz.  Say hello, Nelson.  Okay, he’s brooding.  Next level up is the number three’s.  What’s up, Jason Kubel?  Chillin’, Grey!  Watch your head, there’s a plane flying past to your right.  Swoosh!  Above them, and the air is thinning now.  You can’t breath, and not simply because you smoke a pack a day while telling your loved one you’re running to the store to get a snack — 17 times a day.  Balls carry a little better here.  Here we find number four outfielders.  Here is Tyler Colvin.  He’s singing, “Sunny, came home,” and his armpits are heavy with fur.  Now, at times, number one outfielders could have their humans lose their string and float up to number two.  Number two’s could float up and stink.  They’re usually the most silent, but deadly.  Number 3’s could get a bad pocket of air and go to number 4.  And all of these could be reversed with 4’s going to 3, 3’s to 2 and 2’s to 1.  1’s can’t go lower, but they’re already beasts.  Right now, Tyler is floating around the 3rd outfielder stratosphere.  “What’s up, Jason Kubel?  I’m Tyler Colvin, I used to be a number four and open at Lilith Fair.”  That’s Tyler Colvin acting out this, the world’s longest metaphor.  Colvin will probably float back to his own kind, but he’s playing every day and hitting — 3 homers in the last ten games, batting ~.350 in the last week.  In the smaller picture that you need your reading glasses for, he should be owned in all leagues.  In the big picture, he’s nothing more than a .250 hitter with power.  Think Ryan Ludwick.  So, at some point, he’s not becoming of number two outfielder, just a number two.  Anyway, here’s some more players to buy or sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Garrett Jones – Every time I lay my dark, mysterious, perfectly set eyes on Garrett Jones, we connect in a way that is only explainable a few times a year when he’s hitting.  Right now, we’ve got eyes for each other.

Norichika Aoki – He hasn’t stopped hitting since last time I told you to buy him last week.  Fun fact!  Norichika is geisha bedding made of seaweed.  It can be compared to the American custom of rubbing onions on ones’ armpits when you haven’t showered.

Quintin Berry – He’s the fastest QB since Warren Moon.  Look at Grey busting out some dated football reference that may or may not make sense!  If you want some real fantasy football knowledge, click on that linkie-ma-whoseit.

Justin Ruggiano – Right when I started writing this blurb, my iTunes started playing Alexi Murdoch’s Orange Sky that was featured on Dawson’s Creek, a show that hasn’t dated one iota.  It was always crap.  I love you, Joey!  I can’t watch your forehead, VDB!  Either way, this song goes, “In Justin Ruggiano, my salvation lies… In Justin Ruggiano, my salvation lies…”  At least that’s what I heard.

Lance Berkman – Much to my surprise I found Berkman listed amongst players under 50% owned.  Did I then rush to see if he was owned in my league?  Noppers!  But, still, I’d stash him on my DL if I had room.  He’s due back towards the end of July.  Just yesterday, he fielded grounders, and I don’t even think they were simulated grounders like what Ryan Howard’s gotten so good with one of those big 3-D helmets on his head like they have in the coolest arcades.

Starling Marte – I just went over my Starling Marte fantasy.  On this topic, I decided that the person in your league that’s always stashing prospects has a new name, Short Eyes.

Alexi Amarista – Hey, Amarista, give me a soy latte extra SAGNOF!

Erick Aybar – In this week’s podcast, I mentioned Aybar briefly, saying how Trumbo had pretty much the same amount of steals as him.  Yikes; no wonder you’re prematurely balding.  Aybar’s giving you the HFU (Hair Follicle Ulcer, for you laymen and four laywomen).  Aybar was on the doodie bubble for the better part of two months, but he’s hitting near .450 over the last week and speed should come.

Adam Lind – Let’s put it this way, as long as I don’t pick him up, he should be playing and hitting.  Though, I can’t promise you I won’t pick him up again.

Yasmani Grandal – I went over my Yasmani Grandal fantasy when he was first called up.  Nothing’s changed except that he’s now hitting homers like he’s Barry Bonds and Justin Ruggiano’s love child, Jarry Buggiano, which I believe was the real name of one of The Bugaloos.

Wilin Rosario – He began the season as a deep league flyer for a number two catcher.  Then he slowly progressed to mixed league viable, one catcher leagues.  Then he beat Steve Wiebe at Donkey Kong.  So Wilin or won’t he continue to hit bombs?  He Wilin.  Wilin or won’t he hit .250?  He Wilin’t.  Actually, let’s just call him Wilin’t BA-Foe.

Bobby Parnell – This is probably just confirmation bias or some of Psych 101 term that I’m not 100% of its meaning, but it seems like as soon as a closer gets over 50% owned at ESPN, they fall apart.  So maybe it’s good people are taking a long time to add Parnell.

Greg Holland – From craft services, Broxton was seen smuggling out juice pouches and a tray of sandwiches, just in case he has to leave suddenly to go to another team.  “With my chubby fingers, it’s hard to get the straw in the Capri Sun, but I like a challenge.”  That’s Broxton when asked if he’d welcome being a closer on a contending team.

Sergio Romo – On one hand, he’s better than Casilla.  On the other hand, Bochy seems to prefer Casilla.  On the third hand that is actually Thing from The Addams Family, if Casilla loses another game, Bochy will have to switch them or people will be calling for his head.  Though I’m not sure where they’d put it if they got it.  “Sorry, sir, you’re gonna have to check that.”  That’s Bochy trying to get his head on a plane.

Chris Tillman – I just went over my Chris Tillman fantasy.  It’s one part genius, two parts dopey.  Hint:  The nouns are dopey.

Franklin Morales – Last week, I told you to “Buy” into Franklin Morales.  This “week” I’m telling you to look at what he’s done since last “week.”  And when I put quotes on something, I’m using air quotes and raising my voice an octave so I sound like a real ass.

Mike Leake – Even though his K-rate isn’t going to blow anyone away, his walk rate is very solid.  His ERA is just over 4, but his xFIP is actually well below it (3.58).  When you say Leake, I say Buy.  Ready?  Leake…Buy!  Leake…Buy!  Leake…Gotta take one.  Gotcha.

Travis Wood – Hey, you gotta take a Leake and now you got Wood… That’s a mess!  Wood has a 3.05 ERA and a 1.09 WHIP.  Okay, now randomly pull up a guy’s stats from your team.  No, not a hitter.  Okay, you looking at a pitcher’s stats?  Wood’s better or worse?  Okay, but Wood’s not this good so don’t go crazy with yourself on who you drop.

Tommy Milone – For a while Milone was a homeschooling MediOAKer, but aside from a Coors start, he’s been solid in away games too for the last month-plus.  Milone no phony.

Michael Fiers – If you’re waiting for the bottom to drop out with him, maybe you wait while he’s on your team.  Just a suggestion.  Also, he sounds like what Michael Kors’s gay friends would call him.  You are Michael FIERS!  Now, work!

SELL

Mark Trumbo – Ryuken!  That’s one of you in a white tattered karate gi, giving me the surgefist into my gut because I listed Mark Trumbo in the Sells.  I’m a bad person, I knew this. I mean, have you even read my (e)book?  The New York Times (e)Book Review said, “(e)Books can stay with you a lot longer than we ever imagine, and not simply because we get that stupid pinwheel and our Adobe Reader won’t close.  Grey’s (e)book, however, that’s a tour de farce of one unsympathetic character that you hope you never meet.”  Trumbo is hitting fifty points over his means.  At some point, creditors are gonna come in and repossess his luck with balls in play.  Also, his HR/FB% is the 7th highest in the majors and probably will drop down some.   Finally, The Sciosciapath is going to ask for his playing time back.  I still like Trumbo, but I think if we wanted to chart out a graph of Trumbo’s value on an X and Y axis, I’d Google X and Y axis and then ask someone else to do it.  If we were to just use words rather than charts, I think the best of Trumbo is in the rearview mirror and is closer than it appears.  This does not mean I think the bottom will totally fall out.  He’s probably a 2nd half 14 homer, .250 hitter.  Still solid, Willingham-ish.  Just not what he was.  So I’d look to get value for him, but I wouldn’t trade him for a pair of Cassette Glasses.  (BTW, Cassette Glasses are my latest money-making scheme.  Take an old cassette tape and put wire on the sides and fashion them into a pair of sunglasses.  It’s gonna be all the rage!)

  1. abdoozy says:
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    Have three closers – Cook, Frieri and Myers — but Myers hasn’t done shite for me lately (1 SV in 3 weeks, only 5 appearances) and I suspect if he’s traded he won’t be closing.

    Would you dump Myers for a speculative pickup of Holland?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @abdoozy, I wouldn’t yet…

  2. Wilsonian says:
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    Drop Quentin or Pena for Colvin? Just cut Belt for a speculative add of Holland.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, Quentin for Colvin and Belt for Holland…

  3. MattTruss223 says:
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    Hows about Trumbo for Strasburg and his remaining innings?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MattTruss223, I’d do that if I needed a pitcher…

  4. Derrick says:
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    You mind ranking the following?

    Fiers, Milone, Volquez, Fister, Bauer, Diamond

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Derrick, Fiers, Milone, Bauer

  5. MikeZ says:
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    12 team 5×5 league, 2 catchers, no bench. I’m pretty well set for power (at least so far). I’ve been having problems filling my second catcher spot (Salty is doing just fine in my first catcher spot). I’m wondering if I should try to pick up Soto or Buck, in hopes that they will have a much better second half or go with someone like Thole, who at least won’t kill my average?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MikeZ, Go with Soto…

  6. herschel says:
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    impressive alexi murdoch reference….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @herschel, Thanks!

  7. ferris says:
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    grey — you are fun, that is all

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ferris, Thanks!

  8. jack says:
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    New term (well it’s an old term but new in this context): eating a sh-t sandwich. Originates with my recent experiences with Lance Lynn. He had 2 great starts bookending three serious stinkers . I missed the brillant bookends and ate the sh-t sandwich he gave me in between. Indigestion … and no clue how to handle him going forward, as matchups don’t matter to him. He’s either on or off and likely to keep delivering sh-t sandwiches.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jack, Damn, that tastes awful!

      • jack says:
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        @Grey, yeah, the gut rotting triple decker lance served me will likely taint my whole season!

    • DrEasy says:
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      @jack, He fed me the exact same sandwich…

  9. Heyward Bound says:
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    @ Grey

    Drop Niese, Burnett, or Hultzen for Tillman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Heyward Bound, I’d hold for now…

  10. Anon says:
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    I’m just gonna come right out and say it – I think Warren Moon is the best QB in Tecmo Super Bowl!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Anon, Ha… Hell yeah!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Melvin Emanuel, Nice choices on actors! Bailey…

    • Keter Ping says:
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      @Melvin Emanuel,

      I was thinking Harry Bellafonte & Dom Deluise but then again my casting couch always seems to be empty.

  11. DSimms says:
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    I hate to ask a catcher question but I’ve been Ron Popeiling Jesus all year and Salty and Wilin are both available. Drop for either?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wilin

  12. Derrick says:
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    Thinking of sending Howard for either Vogelsong or James McDonald. You like it? Which one would you rather have?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Either… McDonald first…

  13. aj says:
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    Im in 6th place out of 13 teams. why does my team suck so hard? any suggestions?
    C Carlos Santana,
    1B Mark Teixeira,
    2B Jose Altuve,
    3B Trevor Plouffe,
    SS Elvis Andrus,
    2B/SS Ian Desmond,
    1B/3B Eric Hosmer,
    OF Josh Hamilton,
    OF Desmond Jennings,
    OF Jason Heyward,
    OF Logan Morrison
    OF Tyler Colvin,
    UTIL Carlos Pena,
    Bench Drew Stubbs,
    DL Evan Longoria
    P Jordan Zimmermann,
    P Brett Myers
    P Jonathan Broxton
    P Casey Janssen,
    P Rafael Soriano,
    P Jarrod Parker,
    P Jonathon Niese,
    P Carlos Marmol,
    P Trevor Bauer,
    Bench Gio Gonzalez,
    Bench Bud Norris,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Your hitting is a bit of a mess and your pitching isn’t exactly all aces… Could see trading Hamilton for two pieces to fill in some of your holes…

  14. DSimms says:
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    Also for rest of season; Anibal Sanchez, Jarrod Parker or Michael Fiers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anibal

  15. royce! says:
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    Went on a three day vacation with the wife and baby- the baby’s first! – and I think I returned a bit more tired than I thought… I picked up Travis Wood at 7:30 this morning, and just returned from trying to pick him up again a minute ago. Nice to have your support for the pickup, though!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! Where’d you go?

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey, Sonoma- wife’s eccentric uncle lives up there so we’ve gone around the 4th for a few years running. Was able to get $160 RT flights on virgin America less than a week ago, so we figured we’d give it a shot, and it worked out as well as we could have hoped, though not bring able to leave the hotel room after 8 because the baby’s sleeping makes for an odd vacation.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s beautiful up there, and I’m not even a beautiful up there kind of guy… Have some good meals?

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            @Grey, Yeah, it is beautiful. We drove up to Guerneville, where some friends had moved recently, and wandered around the redwoods, too.

            Unfortunately, I didn’t get to go to any great restaurants because of other commitments, such as having to be in the hotel room from 7 on for the baby, and just having a baby generally (my wife has a rule against taking her to fancy restaurants because she thinks that it would be rude if she was crying and people were paying lots of money only to sit next to a crying baby, which is fine by me). I’ve had some great meals around there in years past; one of my favorites was the fried chicken night at Ad Hoc, which I think is going on in LA now at Bouchon. Last year we went to El Dorado Kitchen and Estate, both of which were fantastic.

            The trip was mostly a test run for a longer trip we have planned for later this month- one week in Kauai for my brother-in-law’s wedding. Since it went smoothly, I’m really looking forward to that, although I find it odd that someone who lives in San Diego would get married in Hawaii, considering that it’s not nearly different enough to justify the additional expenses, but I might just be bitter about how much it’s costing us… Hard to be bitter about a week in Hawaii, but I am an accomplished grump.

            • Grey

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              Yeah, Ad Hoc is amazing… It is Bouchon now… I like the idea of a destination wedding simply because you can invite a lot more people than will show up so you’re getting gifts from people who aren’t there….

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                @Grey, Ha! That’s totally true, though it works best if you pick somewhere bleh. For example, a buddy who lives in NY is getting married somewhere in Maryland in a couple months. Around the same time, another buddy is getting married in Muir Beach, which is right over the Golden Gate Bridge. Guess which I’ll be attending? My wife told me that I should just send the NY buddy a really nice gift, so it may work out exactly as he had planned.

                Have you gone to Bouchon on fried chicken night? I’ve been wanting to go since they started it but haven’t found the time.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Nah, haven’t been there for fried chicken… Yet! Come up here and we’ll go… I did go to Honey Kettle Fried Chicken recently… Was kinda ridiculously good…

  16. OaktownSteve says:
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    The Ian Desmond blurb below reminded me of a thread from the off-season.

    Here’s what frequent commenter and attention whore OaktownSteve said about the Nats SS in March:

    Ian Desmond…shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

    [Reply]

    OaktownSteve Reply:
    March 7th, 2012 at 9:26 am

    @OaktownSteve, yeah replying to myself.

    I think the reason a guy like Desmond has no buzz is that there is absolutely nothing in the mlb numbers to indicate upside trends. These days there are a bunch of semi-pro SABR sleuths running around eating BABIP for breakfast and when the see something it gets posted on Fangraphs or the Hardball Times or Baseball HQ or whatever and then the MSM of fantasy (Yahoo/ESPN etc.) picks it up and you have buzz.

    What gets me interested in Desmond this year is what I would call the fundamental analysis rather than the technical. In the stock market, technicals are looking at charts and graphps to figure out the relation of stock to the marketplace numerically. This would be the like a High Frequency Trading algorithmic trader. Fundamental analysis is the Warren Buffet way. What do I think of this company? Do people buy what they make? How stable is the management?

    What I am picking up on Desmond is positive fundamentals of the course of the last 18 months or so. I think this presents a buy opportunity on Desmond because he’s a guy that is not hitting the SABR radar at all. And as much as I like numbers, you can’t always see the future in them.

    I won’t go into it all the good stuff I have on Desmond, you can find it yourself on the interwebs. I will add that fundamental analysis is the reason why my favorite sources are the hometown radio broadcasts on XM satellite and the local daily papers online (Washington Post in this case).

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    Grey Reply:
    March 7th, 2012 at 9:34 am

    @OaktownSteve, I like the technical vs. fundamental idea, but I think it can be misused by people to say, “I just have a special feeling so and so is gonna bounce back.”

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    OaktownSteve Reply:
    March 7th, 2012 at 10:13 am

    @Grey,

    Numbers can get misused too. They’re both just tools that can be applied better or worse depending upon who’s weilding them.

    I think with fundamental stuff the first rule, which I didn’t mention before, is watch as much baseball as you possibly can. Be your own scout and trust your own eyes.

    Second thing is trust guys who watch the team every day, but aren’t part of the organization. That’s why I like the radio guys and the beat writers. They watch every pitch every inning and the good ones aren’t afraid to call it like they see it.

    I also like to get an accumulation of facts that start to add up. I don’t want to read “best shape of his life!” and draw a whole lot of conclusions. I just keep my ear out there and start to build a case.

    I like fundamental analysis because it’s about players as human beings and not just number generating cyborgs (Albert Pujols excepted).

    Here’s the whole thing. Some good conversation:

    http://razzball.com/shortstops-to-target-2012-fantasy-baseball/

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice convo we had there! Problem with Fangraphs is they get caught up if player isn’t ‘good’ at baseball… Where it shouldn’t matter as long as he can help your fantasy team…

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      @OaktownSteve, I agree, and that’s why my Jays picks usually turn out correct. Last year I defended Bautista against everyone because my eyes were telling me he was legit (too bad I didn’t play fantasy last year though to cash in). This year I picked EE and Morrow.

      It’s harder to play fantasy baseball now that everybody’s dialed into SABR stuff, but so then you need to zig when others zag to find value. For example, during a series against Milwaukee a few weeks ago I noticed Aoki’s approach which looked very Ichiro-like, and so even though I only got to watch three games (interleague vs Jays), I was convinced his BABIP could be sustainable and that he could outproduce 2012 Ichiro (but then again who can’t?).

  17. Hardcore Midget says:
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    Better SS ROS- Aybar or Jed Lowrie?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lowrie

  18. knighttown says:
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    Wood or Fiers?

    • knighttown says:
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      @knighttown,

      Sorry, Fiers gone. Wood or Milone?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Milone

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fiers

  19. knighttown says:
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    Holland and Benoit basically the same guy (no holds league) with the possibility that Holland gets saves? I’ve been rocking Benoit for ratio help and he’s been good but thinking Holland can do that and more.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, they are the same with Holland could get saves….

  20. supra says:
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    I got Halladay coming off the DL soon hopefully… so I’m gonna have to make some room… but I’m wondering about S.Marte in my deep keeper.

    Between Gee, Wandy, Seager, Krispie (kept in rd 20), Hultzen… should I be dumping someone right now for Marte and worry about the DL drop later?

    What type of full year player is Starling projecting like? Krispie? Doh…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I just want over Marte… I’d lose Wandy…

      • supra says:
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        @Grey, no, I know you did… i guess I was asking if that projection was ROS ’12, which it seems like it is. I don’t *need* an OF now, but as a possible keeper/chip, are you saying he’s got full-year potential for .285/17/20 in 2013?

        It’s funny, us Krispie keeper owners where planning on .245/20/20 this year. I could picture Shatner right now screaming “KRISSSSSSS-PIIIIIIIIE”. Then again ‘ol Bill was prob smart enough to sell him back in April.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Shatner’s a brilliant strategist… How else to explain his long career? Marte’s a good flyer with upside, worth holding him though it’s possible he struggles mightily in average…

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    Is Alex Gordon a good buy low or is he just not very good?

    Was offered him for Salty. Have Wieters already, but don’t need another OF at least another one with power, was wanting a prospect or speed really.

    Not crazy to say no right? Im sure he can do better than this…he’s been stuck with Jesus right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want the prospects of Gordon over Salty…

  22. Deadwoods says:
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    Plouffe or A. Jones ROS (keeping in mind I have to position flexibility with Jones)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Adam Jones

  23. Steve says:
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    Do you want Colvin, Robot or Ruggiano over Lind?

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, Oops. 12 team h2h, OBP as well as AVG…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Actually Colvin then…

        • Steve says:
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          @Grey, Yeah. I don’t quite have the luxury of swapping Jones in and out depending on who he’s facing.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yeah, exactly…

            • Steve says:
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              @Grey, Though the playing time between Jones and Colvin has been very similar lately. And Jones has been pretty awesome. And playing a bit against lefties, no?

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Yeah, but that won’t continue and in a 12 team league vs. a 9 team better to go with a higher upside…

                • Steve says:
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                  @Grey, True. I actually have Jones in my 14 teamer (where royce! And I are in 1st!) and I have to admit I haven’t even been swapping him in and out…

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Yeah, he’s been better than a lot of other 5th OFs…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Robot

  24. Rick Grimes says:
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    Please Rate all players ROS

    Ruggiano, Moss, Colvin, Reddick, De Aza, Quentin, Revere, Berkman

    Thanks Grey. Have a great weekend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reddick, Berkman, De Aza…

  25. Deadwoods says:
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    Bauer for Leake?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Leake

  26. Offered Josh Beckett and Alex Gordon for Trumbo. Leaning towards yes, even though I’m not confident Gordon does anything in the second half. Agree with my assessment?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d keep Trumbo there…

  27. JTR says:
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    Sell Trumbo… Should I deal him for Jake Peavy? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want more/different…

  28. Brandon Morrow has only 67 K’s in 77 innings – what do you make of that Grey (thats a big drop off ) but the league is hitting .194 against him – more details to follow

  29. JTR says:
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    Or Trumbo for Latos?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Trumbo…

  30. El_Hombre says:
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    Starling Marte, Matt Joyce, or Garret Jones going forward?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Joyce

  31. Is this Bud for you – Bud Norris – great start to season

  32. royce! says:
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    I saw that someone elsewhere posted a sort of razzies list for the first half, though it was written as more of a “these players have been a disappointment” than “these players have been the least valuable at their position,” such that The Adverb made the list. Anyone at Razzball intend to write a similar post, except focusing on the most valuable fantasy razzball players? It could be a fun, schadenfreudy read.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, gotta see if Higgins will do one… He’s mastering the domain of Fantasy Razzball…

  33. More details to follow

    would you trade Ryan Howard for Brandon Morrow in keeper league or would you hold out for someone else man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Morrow…

  34. Poop says:
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    bc Aoki is above rugiano, does that mean you like him more? Do you think ruggiano loses ABs when bonifacio comes back?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The listing order means nothing… Ruggiano for now, he might not be worth owning in 3 days…

  35. Jah says:
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    do I drop for Jesus Montero for Grandal or Perez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Perez

  36. royce! says:
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    Did you read the NY Times article about Kuroda’s training/abuse as a kid? It’s some kung fu/Kill Bill shizz; it’s pretty nuts.

  37. royce! says:
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    I’ve been waiting for Yahoo! to put Pedroia on the DL, and now they’ve finally done something- put an “NA” next to his name. Try again, guys.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      So annoying…

  38. Trevor

    tggq21 says:
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    Hi grey,

    Hope all is well… I was just offered a trade in a 12-team, H2H, 5×5. My team is doing pitiful right now and i think it’s mostly because of my offense.. some pitching now with Dempster and Morrow on the ol’ DL.. Any the hoo, I was offered M. Cuddyer for my A. Sanchez… I realize he’s buying low on Sanchez but as you will see BJ Upton is killing me. Rest of the team follow

    C:Weiters
    !B: Pujols
    2B: Pedroia
    3B: Panda
    SS: Hanram
    OF: Bruuuce, Upton, Jennings
    Util: Goldy
    BN: Middlebrooks

    SPs:Sanchez, Bum, CJ Wilson, Zimms, Matt Harrison, Milone, GEE

    DL: Dempster, Morrow

    Think I could counter with someone lower on the totem pole? Or does this seem fair? Thanks

    BnY (10 games over .500) wait what?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair, go for it… BnY…

  39. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    I was able to pull in some converts to the Razzball at the 4th of July BBQ I was at. It was very easy. Have you ever considered making it a “religion”, you know for tax purposes? If so what would you call it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Razzballigous!

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey, Pope Grey

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey, Would Grey, Rudy, and the Moustache be the Holy Trinity?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha… Yup!

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey, missionaries can go from bar to bar on mopeds to preach the word

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Plan on it!

  40. Jenkees says:
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    Trade Question Grey:

    I’m in a 12 T h2h most categories weekly league. 7×7 with k’s/ops for batters and IP/L’s for pitchers

    I have Pierzinsky and Rosario (who I play when he has mainly home games) and my pitchers are Verlander, MadBum, Gio, Vogelsong, Parker, Niese

    This is a keeper league where you lose 3 rounds ahead of where they were drafted.

    I got proposed Vogelsong/Pierzinsky for Salvador Perez. If Perez keeps this up I’d probably keep him losing only a 20th round pick.

    Vogelsong has been wondrous for me, do you think I can afford to part with him/is that a big enough upgrade at catcher to lose the NL leader in ERA.

    Thanks man.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold….

      • Jenkees says:
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        @Grey, thanks.. what if it was mauer instead of perez

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Bleh

  41. JK Smiles says:
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    Who’s the better tool for my utility belt- er… slot, Aoki or Rizzo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo

  42. Hi Grey — Three questions, only two about my fantasy baseball teams:

    A) Will you still write something over the no-game days during the All-Star Break?

    B) Please rank the top 3 or so choices among these SPs post All-Star Break: Arroyo, Franklin Morales, Nolasco, Carlos Villanueva, Blackley, Westbrook, Buchholz, Bud Norris, Jair jair, Detwiler, Alex Cobb, Hochevar.

    and

    C) I have a feeling you’re right on regarding KC’s Holland. I assume that’s a better closer-in-waiting situation to buy into than Colorado, Houston, or San Diego, right? And if it is, I’ve got Cook, Parnell, and Frank Frank now … would you drop any of them for Holland? Or should I find a drop candidate elsewhere on my roster?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A) yup B) Norris, Morales, Nolasco C) can lose Francisco for Holland

  43. crock says:
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    Got a new offer for cargo: cargo/craig for cano/dunn. May have to swap a mid level pitcher but that is the core deal. Which side would u want? Also do u think craig will lose time when berkman comes back? Hes my 2b and the ww is bare.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      CarGo side… No, Craig will play, Carpenter’s gone…

  44. melvin emanuel says:
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    If Bauer has another poor start against the weak Dodgers this weekend, is he even rosterable in a 10 team mixed league? I could understand a poor start against the Braves, but that was just pathetic versus the Padres. After Dodgers, next start could come @ Cubs or @ Reds depending how they set up the rotation after the all-star break.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d drop him of it’s another poor start…

  45. Bruuuuce says:
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    Ditch a slumper like Stubbs (0 for 28!) for a hot bat like G. Jones, Colvin or Ruggiano?

    I’m leading in steals and still have Maybin and a few others to keep that category going. But I’m falling back in the other batting categories (obviously BA, since I have both Maybin and Stubbs! geez) and I feel like I need to make a move.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can try Colvin if you’re fine in steals… I’d prefer to hold…

  46. Jake the Snake says:
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    Who is the best 2 OF’s on my waiver wire for the rest of the season?

    Moss, Colvin, Ruggiano, Quentin.

    And does Quentin gain value if he gets traded to an AL team or is he just another past his prime name…?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Colvin, Moss… Quentin gains value anywhere outside of Petco…

  47. Dynamite Dan says:
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    I see that Casilla is injured….

    Best pick up for potential saves….Holland or Romo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Romo…

  48. Terrence Mann says:
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    I love King of Kong!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I went with a group to an early screening at the Producer’s house for notes… About a six months prior to its release… Everyone I was there with got a special thank you in the credits except me… *sad video game music of death*

  49. Matt2 says:
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    Should I bat Howard tonight against Hudson and if so, who do I replace him for?

    Rizzo
    Alverez
    Cabrera

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Pedro…

  50. Random Collmenter says:
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    As offered two trades:

    Trumbo for Johan

    And

    Jupton for Matt moore

    Leaning towards the 2nd one. Thoughts?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d do the 2nd one…

  51. Abdoozy says:
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    Gaah! Yadi is on bereavement leave thru the ASB and I need a catcher for the weekend..
    Not much to pick from:
    Avila, Soto, Jaso, Ellis, the usual schlubs.

    Suggestions?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Abdoozy, Oh no, something happen to Benjie? I’d just grab Soto since he went deep yesterday… Maybe he’s hot for a day or two…

  52. Djlancerauch says:
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    Pick one. Lind or Morrison

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lind

  53. airweino says:
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    Replacement for Pedroia…

    Andrelton Simmons or Alexi Amarista?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Amarista

  54. Steve says:
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    Off on a week’s vacay today. Google ‘Taupo’.

    I’ll be lurking though…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That looks incredible! Have a great time! Isn’t it winter there though? Looks beachy.

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Yeah, it’s winter here. It’s pretty much a summer and winter place. There’s a lake that you can swim in in summer but it’s only about an hour from the mountains too.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You go skiing?

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey, Not for a long time. Have taken the kids to play in the snow before, might not make it this time.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I used to love to ski… haven’t in about 5 years… it’s a schlep from where i am…

  55. knighttown says:
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    Is Ian Kennedy for Rizzo close at all?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s close enough…

  56. blaster says:
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    would you rather have Storen or Holland for saves?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Holland

  57. ManuteBologna says:
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    Colvin strikes again away from Coors!

    I was one of those dopes who has had Howard stashed on the DL all season….I had Utley too, please don’t laugh!

    Now that Howard has been activated, who is the better DL stash? Storen or Morrow?

    Current pitching staff,
    Madbum, Gallardo, Aniballsack, Matt Moore, Latos (waiver score!) and Parker
    RP: Kimbrel, Champman, Wilhelmsen.
    6×6 roto with K, BB, SV, W, ERA, WHIP as the categories and I’m middle of the pack in BB and WHIP, ranked 3rd or so in rest of the categories. 1600 innings cap so not too restrictive

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Colvin! Morrow…

      • ManuteBologna says:
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        @Grey, Double Colvin!!! I guess I can’t make a move for Morrow until I drop someone since Howard officially came off the DL. Is getting Morrow worth dropping Jarrod Parker after his start against Seattle? There’s at least a 50-60% chance I could get Parker back.

        While the ride with him has been nice, I don’t expect it to last too long. Niese is available to pick up regardless, so I guess, Parker or Niese?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Double, baby! Can drop Parker after M’s start… I’d prefer Niese…

  58. herschel says:
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    number 2 today for tyler….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sweet child o mine!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wait… Sunny came home… Twice!

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey, yes number 2 in the good way, not in the way colvin is destined to become…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          When you get to a certain age, number 2’s always in the good way…

  59. knighttown says:
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    Got an offer of EE/Strop for my Lawrie/Reed in my 12 team daily. Not interested in this trade at all (Strop? Why is he rostered?) but I see the guy has David Wright as well. And he really needs a closer. Please rank these trades in order of best for me and stop when you wouldn’t do it:

    A) Lawrie/Reed (always these two) for Wright/Jennings
    B) L/R for Wright/Stubbs
    D) L/R for Car-Go/EJax
    E) L/R for Votto/EJax

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      E, D, A, B

      • knighttown says:
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        @Grey,

        I’m an idiot. Just looked and I can’t lose Lawrie cause I’ve got no 3B. If I sub out Lawrie for Konerko (ranks are nearly the same) are still a green light?

        So Konerko/Reed for Votto/Ejax

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That works for me…

  60. herschel says:
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    @Grey: better drop in 12 team redraft roto: oswalt, cashner, gee?

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cashner

  61. prezii says:
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    Go tyler go…. if i didnt have so many damn batters youd be mine!! And rizzo just sent me a text that reads “what did you say about my time in San Diego?”… Hes mashin right now.. makin me wanna take him off the trade block!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s what I’m talking about! Rizzo’s in beast-mode… Glad I have him on my keeper…

      • prezii says:
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        @Grey, nicee. Wish this league was a keeper.. trout and rizzo… Ughh

  62. chata says:
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    remind me , next year , to sit every damn pitcher that i own , the week
    prior to the asb .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They’re all pooping on ya, huh?

      • jack says:
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        @Grey, Experiencing the same thing, even with Hamels and Kershaw. Wait, that’s just my actives. On the bench have missed gems by Harrison, Lynn and Shark. Got this week totally ass backwards.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You gotta do the opposite like Costanza…

  63. herschel says:
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    @Grey: where does February Grey rank Rizzo next season amongst first baseman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      7thish

  64. Sam says:
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    Niese or I. Kennedy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kennedy….

  65. Lubey says:
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    ROS

    Lee or Yo-Yo?

    • Lubey says:
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      @Lubey, The big red dog lee

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lee

  66. royce! says:
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    Masterson was on the RCL team that I took over. I dropped him after he crapped the bed one too many times (it’s remarkable how many times I can forgive it, but I have limits too). He then went on a tear, and I picked him back up for today’s start. Overall, he has given me 26 IP with 24 ER and a WHIP of 1.85. He has done more damage to this team than any other player. I despise him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds like me with Latos… A man’s got his limits! Even a man with an exclamation mark in his name…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That article about Kuroda was great… Now, I wanna see him throw 200 pitches…

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey, If I know my kung fu, by now he should at least be able to fly. Not sure if he can throw 200 pitches, though.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You’re right… 300!

  67. Elwood blues says:
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    NL Only 4×4 12 team keeper question
    Would you trade EverCab($10)
    For gordon ($5)? Rebuilding for
    NEXT year.

  68. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    Remember that trade of Putz for a freshly injured Joyce I mentioned a few weeks ago? Of course you do. Well it turns out that the guy with Joyce was sitting on the trade offer, and then pulled the trigger after he got news of Joyce’s injury. Pretty bush league move, if you ask me.

    I’m curious, how would something like that go over in a ‘pert league? Tough luck? Veto? Do you have vetoes in, say, the F&F League?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t even look to veto anything, to be honest… I thought the trade Rudy did of Casilla for Darvish was bad, but within reason… The trade you’re describing is a total bush league move but what can you do?

      • chata says:
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        @Grey,

        you can retract the trade offer after 48 – 72 hours .
        what are you waiting for , letting a trade offer sit , active , for a few weeks ?

        • Awesomus Maximus

          Awesomus Maximus says:
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          @chata, Apparently the guy had been trying to trade for Joyce for a while, so offers were being considered. I don’t like letting offers sit on someone’s shelf for a while either, but sometimes you give someone a couple days to think about it if there are negotiations happening.

          Besides, something like this could happen in a matter of minutes. Someone sends me an offer for Kershaw while I’m watching him pitch. 20 minutes later I see him take a comebacker off his head. I immediately pull up the trade offer and accept it.

          • chata says:
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            @Awesomus Maximus,

            exactly my point … 48 – 72 hours .

            that kershaw example …. sounds less bush league than the
            joyce example ?

            • Awesomus Maximus

              Awesomus Maximus says:
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              @chata, Are you saying you can retract an ACCEPTED trade offer within 48-72 hours? Not in ESPN leagues (or my league, at least).

              • chata says:
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                @Awesomus Maximus,

                of course i’m not saying that .

                i’m saying :

                a) if i don’t get a response within 48 hours , i retract the trade proposal . (though this year i did let one extend to 72 hours ,
                because there was a weekend involved , i believe . once i determined that my prospective trade partner did indeed change his line-up , and still had not responded , i withdrew the offer .
                thus , i would never put myself into the position get into your “joyce” situation .

                b) you stated this ==> “Someone sends me an offer for Kershaw while I’m watching him pitch. 20 minutes later I see him take a comebacker off his head. I immediately pull up the trade offer and accept it.”

                i don’t see how you can complain about the “joyce” thing , if
                you admit to be willing to do this (the “kershaw” thing) .

                that’s all that i’m saying .

                • Awesomus Maximus

                  Awesomus Maximus says:
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                  @chata, You misunderstood what I wrote. The Kershaw thing wasn’t an example of what I would do, it was an example of what I could do. The point was, if you’re the guy who sent me the offer, you now have a DL’d Kershaw and your offer was only 20 minutes old.

                  So yeah, you put yourself in position to get into the “Joyce situation” whenever you send an offer. If the guy player you sent an offer for gets hurt during your 48-72 hour cutoff, and the other guy accepts the offer before you get a chance to retract it, you’re in the “Joyce situation.” I don’t see how your 48-72 hour cutoff protects you from getting “Joyce’d.”

      • Awesomus Maximus

        Awesomus Maximus says:
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        @Grey, Rudy’s trade seemed a little nutty when you mentioned it, but depending on needs and situation, I could see it working. I just traded Utley and Janssen for Hanley in my league. That might seem lopsided, but the guy is desperate for saves (only 3 points) and has way more offense than he needs. I wasn’t going to let him gain ground in saves without giving up a decent piece in return.

        Watch RW yet?

  69. Wilsonian says:
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    Goldy, Lind, or Colvin?

    Keeper league, trying to find a way to get Rizzo. I heart him. Anyone you’d deal for him from this squad:

    C – McCann
    1B – Fielder
    2B – Phillips
    3B – Bats
    SS – Asdrubal
    OF – JUp
    OF – Bruce
    OF – Jennings
    UTIL – Rios
    UTIL – Rasmus
    BN – Goldy
    BN – Longo
    DL – Tulo

    SP – MadBum
    SP – Stras
    SP – Peavy
    RP – Hanrahan
    RP – Reed
    P – Soriano
    P – Cook
    P – Moore
    BN – Niese
    BN – Lester
    BN – Vargas
    DL – Doc

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Colvin… Maybe one of your pitchers? Peavy?

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, If no on Peavy, anyone else you’d offer?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure, Moore or Lester too…

  70. K!cks says:
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    Oswalt or Clayton Richard

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oswalt or Richard at home…

    • chata says:
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      @K!cks,

      clayton has a whip of 1.21 established over 113 innings .
      he strikes out about 5 1/4 batters per 9 .

      oswalt may not pitch 113 innings this year .
      while he strikes out almost 1 batter per inning ,
      his whip is 2.25 .

  71. Slappy Pappy says:
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    Dammit Zimmerman. It’s bad enough you stuck a knife in my back by sucking for two months, but then to keep twisting it like this. Gah.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s a bastard…

  72. Jon says:
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    I’ve got Casilla. Romo got the save tonight in Pittsburgh. Own Romo over Cook, Putz or Casilla?

    Could also lose Cobb, Estrada or Oswalt.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Cobb

  73. bean says:
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    Cut bait with Campana at this point?

    If Sveum reveals that a flaming bag of poo was left on his doorstep…..you all know where it came from.

    Any thoughts on Belisle and Belisario? Do they see a bigger role at some point this season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Yeah, you can lose him… Belise might see some action but seems doubtful…

  74. letsgobravos says:
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    Hey grey…was just offered McCann + Wandy Rodriguez for Plouffe. I just dumped Jesus in favor of Willin at catcher…thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take McCann…

  75. mc serch says:
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    Hola Grey! We starting Hughes at Fenway manana? I’m thinking not, but then again the way things are going these two teams might be real tired by second game tmro…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hola! I wouldn’t start him there…

      • mc serch says:
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        @Grey, Gotcha, much obliged.

  76. Wallpaper Patterson says:
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    Hamilton
    for
    Verlander and Rasmus in a 12-team head-to-header, typical 5×5 categories

    What side is better?

    Also, same league. I trade Pujols and Garza and get J. Upton and Cain (trade was mentioned yesterday, but has since been reworked)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Hamilton, but it’s fair… If you need pitching, take Verlander…

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

    Alexei Ramirez or Jed Lowrie at ss?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lowrie….

  78. Bernie Brewer says:
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    Starting Lester Sunday against the Yanks?

    Scared it might be a classic 10-9 BOS/NYY slugfest…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t start any pitchers in this series…

  79. Howard says:
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    @Grey, Spot start for tomorrow: Gee vs CHC, Samarwhatever@NYM, Holland vs MIN or Vargas@OAK?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vargas

  80. Nate says:
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    Id advise anyone who owns him, Do Not Sell Trumbo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I could sell him to you…

  81. What do you think about Shields the rest of the way, have a plethora of 1B/OF to do a possible trade or possibly get Cain, what can I dish for each player?

    Butler
    Morse
    Hosmer
    BJ Upton
    Jennings
    Holliday
    Rizzo
    McCutchen

    Current Starters:
    Gio
    Greinke
    Price
    Anibal
    Zimmerman
    Haren

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Holliday for Cain? Butler for Shields?

  82. prezii says:
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    Who gets the wood?

    Rizzo @ NYM (gee)
    Lawrie @ CWS (floyd)
    Rasmus @CWS
    Cruz VS MIN (deduno?)

    Cheers man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lawrie

  83. Grey – thoughts on Mitch Moreland? He’s available in my 6×6 ops, redraft league… Thinking about stashing him.

    Assuming he’s back end of July, what do you see him doing ROS?

    Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t have much faith in him… Maybe 7 homers, .275…

      • @Grey, eh… Was thinking lineup, park heating up in July had to be bound for better than that. You rather roster Moreland or JD Martinez?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          JD… But pretty close…

  84. Abell says:
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    Who’s the better keeper? Rasmus or Trumbo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trumbo

  85. bean says:
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    Vogelsong @ PIT
    Gio vs. COL
    C. Richard vs. CIN

    Starting all of them tomorrow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start all of them…

  86. Any news on Rubby de la Rosa in Doyers land? He was one of my favorite 2nd half sleepers coming into 2012. Looking for any updates…

    Gracias

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @El Burro, He had TJ surgery, I wouldn’t mess with him this year. See Wainwright.

      • @Grey,

        I know about the TJ last year, thought he was due back in 2nd half. Or you saying even if he’s comes back, expect nada mucho?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wouldn’t expect much, yeah…

  87. Steve says:
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    Just picked up McAllister for his Sunday start v TB in the ol’ h2h. Fair enough or do you prefer Cecil @ CWS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Prefer McAllister

  88. Elwood blues says:
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    Try this again. NL only 4×4 12-team keeper. Worth trading
    My EverCab($10) for Gordon($5) building
    For NEXT year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Elwood blues, I’d take Gordon

  89. DiscoD says:
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    Clippard or Street for ROS? Our league gets 8 points per save.
    Also, will Storen be the closer when he comes off of the DL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DiscoD, Storen won’t be the closer… Street…

  90. Reverse Diarrhea says:
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    Props on the King of Kong reference.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Reverse Diarrhea, Thanks!

  91. nightpandas says:
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    weekend starts – start or sit? (can start all, 15 teamer)

    Cahill vs LAD

    Niese vs CHC
    Lester vs NYY
    Oswalt vs Min
    A Sanchez @ Stl

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @nightpandas, Start all…

  92. Steve Stevenson says:
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    12 tm roto, getting killed in pitching cats. Any problem dropping guys like Romero and Hellickson for the Buys above?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve Stevenson, Nope

  93. Wilsonian says:
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    Who’s gonna be next week’s “Buy” headliner? I’m looking to get an early start. If history repeats itself, that’ll be an easy two homers for me on Friday. Emoticon…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, Ha, that’s true…

  94. Grey's da man! says:
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    Currently in the bottom in runs, avg and SB’s. 5th overall. Made some trades to try and add some speed and avg. Just been offered Morse for J Zimm. Thoughts? Don’t really have a place to put him..could drop Revere since I just got Elvis, but I;m pretty far back in steals (dead last, 5 steals behind next guy).

    My team:
    C: Salvador Perez (just added)
    1B: Goldschmidt (recent addition)
    2B: Cano (recent addition)
    3B: Moose
    SS: Elvis (Recent addition)
    OF: Braun
    OF: Bruce
    OF: Cruz
    Util: Revere
    Util: Rasmus
    Bench: C Santana
    DL: Longo

    SP: Gio
    SP: J Zimm
    SP: Anibal
    SP: Bumgarner
    SP: Garza
    SP: F Morales
    SP: Oswalt
    RP: Janssen
    RP: Wilhelmson
    RP: D Robertson
    RP: Perkins
    RP: Burton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, Trade doesn’t work for you, don’t carry two catchers…

  95. EK says:
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    Lester or Wainwright?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lester

  96. Steve says:
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    I have A. Ramirez and P. Alvarez in 10 team mixed league. I want to drop one but could keep both. Who’s better in short term? Rest of season? Also would you stream Clayton Richard today in 10 team league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aramis for both… I’d stream him…

  97. Jon says:
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    Leake, Wood or Richard over Estrada, Hughes or Oswalt?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Leake over Oswalt

  98. EK says:
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    which side?

    Halladay & Votto
    or
    Lester & Hanley

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Votto

    • chata says:
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      @EK,

      haha .

      i’ll play devil’s advocate and tell you to take the hanley side ,
      just so that you can hum that meat-loaf song all day long .

  99. Jon says:
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    Rank these pitchers as keepers?

    MadBum, Anibal, Zimmermann, Capuano, Lester, Hughes, Estrada, Minor, Milone, Skaggs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bum, Zimm, Lester, Anibal…

  100. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey, please rank the first three in order regardless of position and for the rest of season.

    Colvin, Ruiz, Reynolds, Hardy, Alvarez

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Colvin, Ruiz, Pedro

      • Moscowitz says:
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        @Grey, thanks. Now please throw Wilin and Perez into the mix aswell. Would that change anything?

        And: Plouffe or Hardy ROS?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Perez, Plouffe…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m on my phone so not sure what mix you mean…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Moscowitz, Home now: Plouffe, Colvin, Ruiz, Perez, Pedro, Hardy…

  101. Jaw says:
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    Better keeper in a 10 team h2h with mi ci. Same keeper cost. No limit on years a guy can be kept.

    Hanley or Adam jones

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hanley

  102. Thomas says:
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    Here’s one for you:

    Colvin or Markakis, rest of season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Colvin

  103. chata says:
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    nice .
    there goes mcdonald’s start .

    • prezii says:
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      @chata, nope were still here! Dealin!

      • chata says:
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        @prezii,

        unreal .

        • prezii says:
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          @chata, thats the first time ive watched his start from beginning to end.. his control is what stands out.. he looked like he could throw amy pitch, anywhere.

          • chata says:
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            @prezii,

            haha .
            i always watch his games , as i have him in 2 leagues and always
            start him .
            this time , however , when they started to pull the tarps out , and saw the amount of rain , i switched channels .
            but not before the announcers mentioned that there were more storm “cells” on their way .
            i stuck around long enough to watch the bucs 9th sell-out crowd try and run for cover from the down-pour .

            by the time i got back (there was some napping involved) , the relief pitcher had just come on , and mcdonald had already recorded those 10 K’s .

            there are those here , (and i don’t really want to mention steve and grey by name) that will tell you that mcdonald recorded those 10 K’s BECAUSE i was not watching the game .

            i lend no credence to their “mysticism theories” .
            but , in case YOU do ,
            you’re welcome .

  104. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Greinke ejected for spiking ball after a close play at first.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, that sucks…

  105. C.O.C. says:
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    Cliff Lee and Joe Nathan for Strasburg….which side wins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @C.O.C., Lee if you need saves…

  106. Derrick says:
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    Fister should be dropped in 12-man leagues, right? Another poor outing today against the Royals.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Derrick, Yup

  107. prezii says:
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    Hallday and uggla

    For

    Trumbo and craig… Tryin to take my babies!! Haha who wins grey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @prezii, Ha… I’d take Uggla/Halladay

  108. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Lawrie left game with lower back tightness.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @VinWins, Sounding serious?

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
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        @Grey, They said just precautionary, but it always sounds serious to me.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Probably be fine on the other side of the ASB…

  109. aj says:
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    which side would you want? is it close? 5×5 roto 13 teams.
    breet myers, broxton, Elvis Andrus for cole hammels

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @aj, Hamels… It’s close…

  110. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    White Sox have 6 rookies in the bullpen. Thornton tied them together and led them by the rope to the bullpen before the game.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @VinWins, Ha!

  111. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Man, the Jays are aggressive baserunners, but not smart ones. Bautista out trying to stretch a gift double (Viciendo lost ball in the sun) into a triple, down 2 in the 9th.

    • Howard says:
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      @VinWins, I thought he was safe.

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
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        @Howard, Yeah, he probably was, but 99 times out 100 they call him out when the ball is there in plenty of time. It just wasn’t worth the gamble since they needed 2 runs. I love the aggressiveness, but Lawrie and Rasmus have been caught stealing a few times when they really shouldn’t have been running. I suppose it’s the same on all teams. I see the Jays all the time so I probably just think it’s worse.

  112. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    McDonald pitching a gem today, glad I got him in the Cashner deal last week!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  113. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Did you and rudy ever decide on the term for a hitter getting a boost because he’s at coors?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rudy liked Coora correction but we never settled on it…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      *Coors correction

      • Howard says:
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        @Grey, How about ‘Coors Right’?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Eh, it’s okay…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey, I will still lobby for bichetter!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I might like that better too…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey, Its mine and I have no life!

  114. Derrick says:
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    Matt Moore is terrible right now. I’ve tried to move him about 10 times with no luck. Is he dropable?

    • Derrick says:
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      @Derrick, I might have convinced someone to give me Dunn for him. *Crosses fingers*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      In ten team leagues, potentially…

  115. Steve says:
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    Fuck you Valverde. Fuck YOU.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh, I know… Why can’t I have anything nice?

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey, cause it comes from Detroit, what do you expect. Haven’t you seen seen Hardcore Pawn?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, seriously…

      • chata says:
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        @Grey,

        you must be a joy , around the thanksgiving table .

        “I’m thankful for …. “

        • royce! says:
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          @chata, He’s probably thankful for my owning Valverde in our RCL.

  116. royce! says:
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    Stanton’s having knee surgery, out for a month. On the bright side, I just got him from my brother-in-law, who up until this point has had the worst luck this year. Nice to see his luck is turning!

    • chata says:
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      @royce!,

      yet , he got a hit , today .
      stanton , not your brother-in-law .

      p.s. steve should have taken you on vacation with him .

      • royce! says:
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        @chata, That hit will have to tide me over for the next 3-6 weeks…but you’re right, Steve should have taken me on vacation with him. Ingrate!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dah, worst news ever…

  117. chata says:
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    what is longoria’s problem ??
    took him with the 17th pick in my dynasty .
    fortunately , i backed him up with moustakas , at #129 .

    in my keeper league , i took moustakas @ #96 .
    this kid has a shot at 30 HRs and 100 RBI .

  118. chata says:
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    meanwhile , tim mccarver showing his ignorance during a discussion of
    darnell mcdonalds possible “donation” to Locks of Love , during the
    yankees/sawx game 2 .

    when are they going to get this stupid ass off the air ??

    • chata says:
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      maybe THIS is reason enough for all of you facebook and twitter people
      to finally do some good .
      rally around THAT , you high-tekkies .

      • chata says:
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        is this really the position that FOX TV wants to take on Locks of Love ??

        dump mccarver , now !

  119. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    Great… The Prince Formerly Known As A Slugger is getting in a groove just in time for the All-Star Break. Yay…

    • chata says:
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      @Awesomus Maximus,

      let’s hope he doesn’t lose his groove , as a result of the derby .

  120. Elwood blues says:
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    Drop Bernadina or Abreau? Nl only
    4×4 keeper.
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Abreu

  121. Wilsonian says:
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    Moore droppable in an 8 teamer? He’s shit.

    Scott over Pena? Or stand pat?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup… Scott…

  122. Horse says:
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    Pick 2:

    Frenchy / Luke Scott / Maybin / Daniel Murphy / Garrett Jones / McGehee / Ruggiano / Brandon Moss

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones, Ruggiano

  123. prezii says:
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    *pats grey on the back*

  124. Sam says:
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    Long story short, I’m stacked at CI since picking up Rizzo and don’t have enough spots to start everyone (Hosmer, Sandoval, Moustakas, Goldy, Rizzo). I’ve been trying to give one of them away to upgrade my pitching, and was finally offered a reasonable trade: Cliff Lee/Kimbrel for my Moustakas/Gallardo/R. Soriano.

    Is it safe to pull the trigger? Lee seems like he should turn it around, but he’s been pretty bad lately…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks decent…..

  125. chata says:
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    3 innings later , mccarver issued a statement .
    said that Locks of Love was a fine organization ,
    and that he didn’t mean to make fun of them .

    NOT ENOUGH , fox tv .
    mccarver needs to be gone .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s pretty hilarious…

  126. Eddy says:
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    I went to the zoo today with my girlfriend and her niece. It was hot as balls (it was in Miami), but fun nonetheless. We even got to feed Chris Young’s family some lettuce.

    Anyways!

    Any of these guys an add over Thome?

    Kendrick, B.Moss, Lind, LoMo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… They must be proud of their papa, he’s pitching well… Lind….

  127. prezii says:
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    Denied that halladay and uggla deal.. guy accepted my rasmus and hellickson for lester tho! Did i do okay coach??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did okay…

  128. Jon says:
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    Boesch, Frenchy, QBerry, Fowler, Saunders, David Murphy, Colvin, Aoki, Delmon Young or Robot Jones to replace Stanton?

    Second, do you like whoever you just chose more than Mark Reynolds ROS?

    Thanks, Grey!

    • Jon says:
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      Throw Ruggiano and Scott in there, too…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frenchy… Yeah…

  129. Wilsonian says:
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    Is Uggla a buy low or is he toast for the year?

    • prezii says:
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      @Wilsonian, i tried to get excited over him too.. member last year when he got white hot with that hitting streak outta no where? But hes battin 7th and it just doesnt look pretty..

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @prezii, Yeah. That’s kinda why I was looking at him. But he’s hitting .106 over the last month. I’ve got Phillips at 2nd now. He’s been much better, but still not lighting things up too much. I know the Uggla owner wants to deal him, but I’m not sure it’s worth a shot.

        • prezii says:
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          Ouch thats terrible.. if you want him i doubt you would have a hard time getting him. And for power potential alone id go for it.. probably get a good deal just might have to wait thru some sucking before he gets it goin again.. seripusly like a #5 pitcher would land uggs at this point..

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @prezii, Yeah. I’m thinking of making an offer right now for him. Just don’t know what to offer. That power potential is tempting. But damn, he’s been god awful.

            • prezii says:
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              @Wilsonian, he was pretty awful before that hitting streak too, man. Its really just a matter of how you feel, but i would start pretty low if you are gonna send offers out.. we’ll see what mr albright says about it tho..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d buy him low…

  130. chata says:
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    @ the Giant Moan :

    my latest response to prezii (#104) , reminded me that you are on vacation
    (without royce) .

    so then i figured that you’re prolly drinking some mystic heated wine , about now , and remembered following your link to Aratiatia Rapids , which led me to youtube and one of my favorite door’s songs .

    so , hope you enjoy …. and are having a nice vacation .
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i27t5txCrwg

  131. EK says:
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    Pls rank for tomorrow:

    Colon v SEA
    McAllister v TB
    Marquis v CIN
    Kelly v MIA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You ranked them…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Actually… Go McAllister first…

  132. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    rest of the year Mc Donald or Johan? would you try to move Johan?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McDonald… Sure…

  133. prezii says:
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    Rehab double sparkakis!

  134. Steve says:
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    Which Twin is more likely to get steals tomorrow – Mastroianni or Dozier?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dozier

  135. Derrick says:
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    J. Upton for Grienke fair? Who would rather have in a vacuum?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair… Upton…

  136. TheNewGuy says:
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    You’re right about worst news ever on Giancarlo, shizzzzzz. I now have both him and Tulo DL’d in my H2H 16 team league, don’t normally post my roster but I was wondering if I should make a trade or if I can survive for another month and still make the playoffs when they should be back (im currently 2nd):

    C- Yaz Grandal
    1B- A-Gonz
    2B- Cano
    3B- Lawrie
    SS- J-Roll
    MI- Ever-Cab
    CI- Freeman
    OF- DJ (Jennings)
    OF- Swish
    OF- Revere
    OF- Moss
    Util- Belt

    Good enough to survive till they’re back or would you try and shop one for reinforcements?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks like it can survive…

  137. Turk Wendell says:
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    Ugh. Stanton. Ruggiano or G. Jones to fill in?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ruggiano

  138. JP says:
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    thoughts on dropping someone for ruggiano or am i too late to hop on the hot streak?

    C- Salvador Perez
    1B – Lind
    2B – Phillips
    3B – Plouffe
    SS – Reyes
    OF – Hamilton
    OF – Crus
    OF – BJ Upton
    Util – Uggla
    Bench: LaRoche, Rasmus
    DL: Longoria

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You have no one to drop…

  139. Diamond Jim Gentile says:
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    Berkman, Craig, Lee, Pagan, or Markakis for Util in H2H points league ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Craig

  140. royce! says:
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    Heads up everyone: Greinke is going to start today’s game, not Estrada.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks for the heads up!

  141. vinko says:
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    Roenicke says Greinke will not go deep into game so likely see Estrada in relief. Estrada was scheduled starter today

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gotcha

  142. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey, i would like to drop Hardy for Ruiz but the thing is in that league, i only have limited number of moves and i have used four fifth of them already! I need Ruiz to replace Napolis sorry ass for a while. Plouffe is occupying the SS spot but if he goes down (for whatever reason, be it injury or just cooling off) and i drop Hardy, then there are not many valuable FA shortstops out there because i think Hardy will be taken off waivers as in my league people are playing worse shortstops. What do you think? Just bench Hardy for a while or go for Ruiz and hope for the best?

    Thanks a bunch

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • Moscowitz says:
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        @Grey, Thanks again

  143. EK says:
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    Pls rank at 2B for the 2nd half?
    12 team H2H points:

    D. Murphy
    N. Walker
    R. Weeks

    • EK says:
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      @EK, Pls include K. Johnson and Uggla as well.. thanks

      • Moscowitz says:
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        @EK, i would take Uggla ahead of the rest on that list without hesitation. After Uggla its a tough call though.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Uggla, Johnson, Walker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker, Weeks…

  144. Jon says:
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    Grey, take a look at my team: who would you offer for Justin Upton in a keeper league?

    C Posey
    1B AGon
    2B Cano
    3B Zimmerman
    SS Desmond (Tulo*)
    MI Rollins
    CI Lawrie
    OF Jennings, Kendrick, LoMo, Frenchy (Stanton*, Berkman*)
    DH Hosmer
    Bench: Espinosa, Belt, Chris Davis
    SP Bum, Zimmermann, Anibal, Lester, Capuano, Milone, Hughes, Oswalt
    RP Jansen, Frieri, Putz, Casilla/Romo, Cook

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon, Belt and Lester? Zimm and Davis? Lomo and Milone? No idea what the other team needs…

  145. Jon says:
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    Mind to tell me which side of these two trades you prefer? Both keeper league.

    Worley for Ike Davis
    AGon for Hanson, Heyward

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon, Ike… A-Gon… Hanson/Heyward is fair if you need an OF and SP…

  146. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    The frustration of Frazier continues. Does he ever get regular playing time or does Rolen have to retire? I don’t think any club would trade for the defensive specialist.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rolen has to get hurt or retire…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey, should I just let frazier go?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Depends on for what…

  147. aj says:
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    13 team 5×5 roto…start Bauer today? who would you want cain or cole hamels

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cain… I’d sit him…

  148. Wilsonian says:
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    Good to see McCann found his groove right at the ASB…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, looks that way…

  149. aj says:
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    I just did this trade…i still have 2 closers after the trade and a large lead with saves. 13 team 5×5 roto. Did i do ok getting cain
    Receive Matt Cain,
    Receive Pedro Strop,
    Send Elvis Andrus,
    Send Adam Lind,
    Send Brett Myers,
    Send Jonathan Broxton,
    Send Casey Janssen,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @aj, Looks decent…

  150. Mrhappytime says:
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    Aviles, A. Escobar, and Bonifacio. How would you rank for the rest of season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mrhappytime, Bonifacio, Alcides

  151. Mrhappytime says:
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    Aviles, Aybar, A. Escobar, and Bonifacio. How would you rank for the rest of season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mrhappytime, Same

  152. Wilsonian says:
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    Would you deal Phillips for Uggla straight up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, It’s okay if you wanna gamble on a bounce back…

  153. Eddy says:
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    So, who’s the add in MIA? Cishek?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I’d try him…

    • VinWins

      VinWins says:
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      @Eddy, Oviedo returns July 22

  154. Wilsonian says:
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    How would you rank these guys for the ROS:

    Niese, Burnett, Bauer

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

    And would you rather have Moustakas, Colvin, or Goldy for the ROS for UTIL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Burnett, Niese… Moustakas…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, Where would you put Pedro in with those guys?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Last…

  155. Derrick says:
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    You doing a 2nd half rankings again? Those are my favorite posts. If so, when can we expect them?

    FWIW, you are really good at what you do.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Tuesday…

  156. paulzone says:
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    i need a 2-3 pitchers for the 2nd half. 12 team mixed roto. usual cats, plus L and gidp. can you give my your top 3 or 4 sp’s in order of preference out of:

    quintana, bucholz, morales, fiers, leake, wood

    current sp’s: sale, wainwright, mcdonald, bauer, doubront

    not sure if on my last two are going to survive in the 2nd half…

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morales, Leake, Fiers…

      • paulzone says:
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        @Grey, oops, fiers is owned…who do you like of these guys then after leake:

        quintana, bulchoz, wood?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Buchholz

  157. Chillmodious says:
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    I am completely unnerved about McCutchen and Joey Bats participating in the HR Derby. Cutch has been my joy all season long and Bautista has been steadily heating up since early May, but the Derby strikes fear in the heart of good mechanics and routine. Anyone else out there a little worried?

    • chata says:
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      @Chillmodious,

      see # 159 (below)
      i forgot to hit the reply button .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d be more concerned about McCutchen, since he’s not a home run hitter…

      • Chillmodious says:
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        @Grey, (and @chata below),

        …and I am indeed most concerned about McCutchen. If ESPN wanted to totally redeem itself in my eyes for the past 8 years, it would have the decency to make a late push for Bryce Harper over McCutchen in the Derby. Otherwise, I’m hoping for a very early exit.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, hopefully he’s out after the first round… Our luck, he’ll win the thing then have his career go into an Abreu type tailspin…

          • Chillmodious says:
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            @Grey, Noooooo! That possibility is my worst nightmare (well, that and a marry/screw/kill scenario involving Oprah, my first girlfriend, and Barbara Walters). Just the thought of sweet baby Cutch bathing in the dirty waters of Abreu makes me incredibly sad.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha… Let’s hope that isn’t the case then… But S’ing Oprah may not be that bad…

  158. chata says:
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    of all the participants in the home run derby ,
    i think cutch is the one to be the most worried about .

    if i was the owner/manager of the pirates ,
    i wouldn’t let him participate .

  159. jaw says:
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    thoughts on this trade? 10 team h2h 5×5 keeper with mi ci, round in parenthesis, 10 keepers per team. im looking to win it all and trading with a guy looking to rebuild.

    prince fielder (3rd rd)
    alex rios (25th rd)
    chris davis (25th rd)
    jarrod parker (25th rd)

    for

    hanley (3rd rd)
    halladay (7th rd)
    wainwright (7th rd wont be kept)
    joe nathan (13 rd wont be kept)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trade’s fair… Hanley side by a smidge…

  160. tHe sHiT says:
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    @Grey: Ike, Robot, Ruggiano or LoMo to fill in for Stanton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ruggiano… For now…

  161. nightpandas says:
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    Who do you like for a 1)keeper and 2)ROS:

    Ruggiano
    Belt
    JD Mart

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Belt for both…

  162. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    The Yoenis mystery has officially been solved… his first name is pronounced “Chipper.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He does seem to have his issues, huh?

      • Awesomus Maximus

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        @Grey, He got issues like Kleenex got tissues. I can’t seem to drop him, though.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I hear ya… Nice combo of power/speed and the inability to stay healthy…

  163. Bill Lumbergh says:
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    @Grey: In a 12 team mixed dynasty league should I try to buy low on Lincecum as a spot 5th starter/bench player for future years of production??? Would cost me Latos (his offer) or Hanson (my counter). Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I could see going with Hanson but it’s only for future years…

  164. Carnac says:
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    Adrian Gonzalez taken out of tonight’s game in the 3rd. No DL stint is expected, as it was just flu-like symptoms. His owners still suffer from an upset stomach and indigestion.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Yup…

  165. L-Boogie says:
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    Weekly waiver run in an hour. I wanted to pick up a pitcher. I take it from all of the comments above that you would rank these guys:

    Leake, Fiers, Milone, Wood… right?

    I’m locked in a fierce battle for K’s? Stick with Leake or are one of the other guys worth the risk?

    Thanks dude.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stick with Leake…

      • L-Boogie says:
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        @Grey, So you’re saying instead of Leake, I should drop Bauer, who I’ve had on my bench for 5 weeks awaiting his call-up, for Fiers?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Don’t drop Bauer…

  166. L-Boogie says:
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    One more. Can you please rank Belt, Colvin, or Parmaseano Ruggiano, and LoMo for RoS?

    Thanks again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Colvin, Belt…

  167. Steve says:
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    So (my) J-Zimm lose a win thanks to a home run by Eric effing Young Jr and then a wild pitch.

    Perez blows a (my) McAllister win.

    Estrada gets his start skipped and then the Brewers can’t take the lead when he does get in the game.

    I lose OBP by .001 when Hamilton gets an intentional walk in the 13th.

    Sonavabenched by Rasmus and Betancourt.

    And that was just today.

    I know I complain a lot here (I admit it), but it’s my only outlet…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, tough breaks there… How’s the vacay treating you?

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, All good. Not doing much which is kinda nice. Perfect weather, but cold. Below freezing at night and not much above 50 during the day. Primo winter weather.

        Crappy h2h week. Gonna be a struggle to make the playoffs this year I reckon.

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Take Maholm for a spin v ARI on Friday?

  168. letsgobravos says:
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    Soriano’s 3 Ks brought me from 2 back to the W for the week on ks…but alas, it wasn’t enough for the overall W for the week. Hadn’t lost since the first week of the season. Losing Stanton for the next 4-6 weeks is going to hurt though…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That sucks… Ugh, I know with Stanton…

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