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On September 7th, Kyle Farnsworth entered a 4-3 game like he had so many times before.  No one knows how many times because no one’s bothered to look, or at least no one I’ve come across.  This September game was played during the day in Tampa with the temperature listed as:  Indoors.  When the mercury first hit Indoors, many of the fans knew this day was going to be different than all but four previous Rays games.  Farnsworth blew the save.  Then on September 10th, with the temperature once again “Indoors” — eerie! — Farnsworth once again blew a save, but instead of blaming his stuff, he blamed his elbow.  It was a little tender like a battered piece of the unidentifiable parts of the chicken.  With Farnsworth out nursing his elbow, Peralta should see the majority of the saves, but it could be a committee.  I imagine Farnsworth is gonna be out a week maybe two, but I’d wait for official word before dropping him.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Matt Moore – Rays are promoting their top pitching prospect.  In real baseball news, this is exciting.  In Double and Triple-A this year, he had a 1.92 ERA and 210 Ks in 155 innings.  That’s prettay, prettay good.  I’d like to see what kind of gas this guy is cooking with.  Eminem at a BBQ:  “Yo, Em, these burgers taste funny.”  Eminem, “I guess that’s why they call it propane.” In fantasy, Moore’s kinda whatever in redraft leagues.  He’ll get maybe one start, and the rest will be a relief role.  In keeper leagues, he should owned already and if he’s not, no time like the present.

James Shields – 8 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 10 baserunners, 5 Ks as Shhhields quiets the Sawx.

B.J. Upton – 4-for-4, 4 RBIs, 3 runs and his 20th homer.  That’s right!  You’re not the Secretaryman, you’re not the Administrativeassistantman, you’re the Bossman!  Now take charge!

Doug Fister – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Brilliant once again.  On a side note, with all the mentions of Fister recently our web traffic looking for anything but fantasy baseball has tripled.  Come looking for one thing, leave realizing you need to refine your search query.

Chase Utley – He passed a concussion test.  I wonder if he just kept choosing C.  The Phils will probably leave Utley on the sidelines for a while longer, unless the Mets and Braves win 17 of their next 5 games.

Stephen Strasburg – 3 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 4 Ks.  He threw 56 pitches on Tuesday, but the Nats stretched him out yesterday with 57 pitches.  The Nats also said they won’t put Strasburg on a strict pitch count.  If I may read between the lines, that actually says, “Please buy tickets for the games Strasburg starts even if he may average only four innings.”

Ian Desmond – 3-for-5 with his 8th homer.  This after a 1-for-11 stretch, which sounds like me at YogaWorks.  I nailed the Downward Facing Dog and pulled up short on all other poses.

Tim Hudson – 6 IP, 6 ER.  All the good you did all year, Hudson, and this?  On the last day of my H2H playoffs?  I didn’t order a bitter pill to swallow.  Why would you serve that up?  BTW, it’s perfectly fitting that we lost a tiebreaker in our H2H playoffs this week because our opponent beat us 5-4 during the regular season.  To that I say, “Plouffe.”

Chipper Jones – 2-for-4 with his 2nd homer in the last week as he hits .348 over that span.  As long as the Braves continue to roll Glass Chipper out there in a giant bubble so he doesn’t get hurt, he has some value.

Jake Peavy – Shutdown for the season.  Backdate that to 2009.

Adam Jones – Sat out Saturday and Sunday with a sore ankle.  In the past month, he has 2 homers and 1 steal.  I’m guessing you can find something better on waivers.

Johan Santana – Mets announced that Johan wouldn’t rejoin the team this year (after saying he would return then saying he wouldn’t then saying he would then saying he wouldn’t then saying he would).  Thanks for the re-re-reconfirmation!

Bobby Parnell – On Friday, Terry Collins said Parnell might not be the closer.  Then on Saturday he said he was the closer.  The Mets say no while nodding their heads yes.

C.J. Wilson – 8 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 11 Ks.  Nolan Ryan said Wilson’s start made him almost as happy as noogying Robin Ventura.

Adrian Beltre – 4-for-5, 3 RBIs, 2 runs and 2 homers yesterday, 3-for-5 and a homer on Saturday and now has a 16 game hitting streak.  If you add all that up it spells, well, nothing because numbers don’t add up to words.

Troy Tulowitzki – Missed Sunday’s game and will sit out on Tuesday with a sore hipowitzki.

Drew Pomeranz – 5 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 2 Ks.  Solid start from the top prospect.  To start him here, you had to be crazy like the first wrestler who thought it was a good idea to cut his own forehead with a razor, but still.

Eric Young Jr. – 2-for-4 with 3 steals.  Now has 21 steals in 142 ABs.  Imagine the Rockies ever gave him 600 ABs.  The sun could take that summer off causing of how brightly I’d be beaming.

Josh Collmenter – 4 IP, 6 ER vs. the Padres.  Is it me or do the Padres only hit at the least opportune time?

Edinson Volquez – 5 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks.  That was 4 walks vs. 3 Ks.  Good to see Edinson doesn’t let coaching or minor league stints get in the way of him staying true to himself.

Lonnie Chisenhall – 2-for-5 yesterday and has 3 homers in the last five games.  In other words, Lonnie done gone going going gonnie.  Of course he was on my bench in a weekly league.  Don’t cry for me, Razzball reader.  Your tears will just make me feel worse.

Alejandro De Aza – 2-for-3, 2 runs and 2 steals.  Now has 4 homers and 8 steals in only 39 games played.  That’s better than, say, Adam Jones.  Cust kayin’.

Kevin Youkilis – Will play through a hernia.  That’s number 137th on a list of things I’d like to play through.  Right after a storm of frogs like in Magnolia and right before a large man standing just outside the batter’s box throwing a bucket of amniotic fluid on me.

Alex Rodriguez – Will sit out for 3-4 days since his thumb is too close to discomfort starring Jm J. Bullock.

Yovani Gallardo – 7 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 12 Ks.  Y to the Izz-O, V to the izz-A.  Fo’ sheezy my neezy bout time you looked like a number one arm so freezy.

Erick Aybar – 4-for-5 with a steal.  Now hitting near .350 in the month of September, but only one steal (which came yesterday).  It’s a’ight.

Mike Stanton – Was pulled from Friday’s game because he couldn’t run at full speed.  Jack McKeon said, after putting in his teeth, that Stanton could return on Monday.

Javier Vazquez – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks.  He was the only featured name in my borderline starters post for Sunday.  So far that post has been a bit hit or miss with a lot more hits than I would like.  Teach me to put any faith in John Lannan.

Anibal Sanchez – On Saturday, he threw his 2nd one-hitter of the season.  All 129 fans in attendance at the next Marlins game will receive opposite gender names with a notary on hand to make it official.

  1. TheNewGuy says:
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    We starting Gio v the Angels today? He’s been either chalk or cheese recently, don’t wanna miss out on the good ones though as my rotations really struggling right now.

  2. SpecialFNK says:
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    I’m glad I didn’t start Hudson. he looks like he should only be starting at home (2.45/1.02) compared to on the road (4.56/1.32).

    start Zack Britton tonight at home against TB?

  3. MrHappyTime says:
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    Dickey or Lilly this week?

  4. kovals says:
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    Huge dilemma… J. Montero or B. LaHair for upcoming week?

  5. Jack the Ripper says:
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    h2h points league, need to pick 2 out of 3 of these:
    Brad Lincoln vs STL, @ LA
    Garza vs HOU
    Scherzer @ OAK

    Also, start Stanton? Start Nelson Cruz (I picked up Murphy, does he lose AB’s now?)??? Is Montero worth a start over B Allen or Willingham? He’s got 3 lefties.

    Arg…Too many decisions…help

  6. stynyr says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Long time no talk to. Got Helton at 1B and Rollins on the DL, but he’s not really on the DL anymore. Should I drop Helton, move Lind (whom I have as a Util) to 1B and put Rollins in at Util?

    Kind of have to decide who will be more worthless between Helton and Rollins…

    Thanks!

  7. Wilsonian says:
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    Guh, I’m gonna have to drop Utley to get a replacement for Tulo. Scutaro, Castro, Desmond?

  8. Wilsonian says:
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    @Wilsonian: or I could lose one of my 5 closers (Walden, Santos, Guerra, Nathan, Betancurt), but I’ve got J. Weeks who’s playing a shit load better than Utley anyway.

  9. Yep, I said it! says:
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    Like Jack, I’m also wondering how much longer I can count on David Murphy to get ABs. Would you rather have Murphy or Alejandro De Aza out there in RF during this important week of H2H playoffs? Plouffe is also eligible in RF.

    What are your thoughts on Bryan LaHair in a dynasty? Is he just hot at the moment, or do you see him contributing something meaningful next season?

    Cheers!

  10. Oilcan Giuseppe says:
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    Grey:10 team 8×8(XBH,TB,OBP)….would you drop Beltran for Murphy or Fowler?….UTL spot,this wk is championship so only this wk matters.

    also,best option this wk.12 team 5×5….

    J. Williams @OAK

    Delgado vs FLA

    Lincoln @LAD

    thnks.

  11. Oilcan Giuseppe says:
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    also,12 team 5×5….Krispy or J. Montero?

  12. chisox says:
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    Need to pick 3 in a points league, thanks a bunch

    Gallardo…..@Cin – Volquez
    Hudson……@LA – Kershaw
    Bumgarner @Col – White
    Romero @Bos – Lachey
    Cueto CHC – Coleman

  13. Sal says:
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    Hey Grey: Wanna get your opinion on my rotation this week for H2H points.. would you sub any out? guy im going against has ten starts going

    Greinke: COL, @CIN
    Beachy: FLA, NYM
    Gallardo: @ CIN
    Kennedy: @LA
    Ubaldo: @MIN

    Bench:

    Cueto: CHC
    Sherzer: @ OAK
    Saunders: @LA, @SD

  14. chunk says:
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    drop slumping Mcgehee for Chisenhall?

    Keeper for next year: Andrus or Rasmus?

  15. trick dad says:
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    which one of these guys should i keep on the bench for this week (Util player, dynasty league)?

    Brandon Allen, Marlon Byrd, Darwin Barney, Tyler Colvin?

  16. Dick Smothers says:
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    Lilly or Gio this week?

  17. SwaggerJackers says:
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    @Grey: I’m in my weekly H2H championship this week but half of my team has little red “DTD” text next to their names. GREAT! Two questions:

    1) Which DTD outfielder should I roll with? Stanton, Morrison, Adam Jones, Coco Crisp
    2) I could bench the DTD Tulo in favor of another one of the above mentioned DTD outfielders. Stick with Tulo?

    I hate going to my championship battle with these options.

  18. stynyr says:
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    Also, my three closers are Soria, League and Farnsworth. I’m in the semis in a H2H league. I probably can’t wait a week or two to pick up Peralta. Drop Farnsworth and grab him right now? or still hang tight?

    Thanks again, Grey.

  19. Brew Crew says:
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    Start or sit F-Her vs NYY?? (12 Team ROTO +16 IP)

  20. Wilsonian says:
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    Would you play Chisen-the-Hall over Reynolds for the near future?

    Note: I would not be dropping Reynolds.

  21. Salty Balty says:
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    Start Harang @ SF tonight?

  22. Chunky says:
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    You saved my biscuits from burning last week.

    I have Weaver, Shields, Beachy, MadBum, Strasburg, Lewis, and Stauffer, just dropped Morrow for Moore (pre-bullpen confirmation) to force my opponent’s hand, He picked up Dickey as a 2-starter and has one more starter than I do now.

    I have Putz, Bailey and Guerra as my closers, and Jason Motte is available.

    Should I grab the extra closer or pick any of: McDonald, Britton, Jerome Williams, Norris…

  23. busta says:
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    Thanks again for all your help Grey! 4 positional Q’s to cap off the season:

    SS: Jesus Guzman (6; 3@SF,3v.Ari)
    Ian Desmond (7; 4@NYM,3v.Fla)
    Scutaro (6; 2v.Tor,4v.TB)

    2B and 3B (sorry to keep asking still on fence) I own:
    Encarnacion (5; 2@Bos,3vNYY)
    K.Jo (5;2@Bos,3vNYY)

    Available:
    Hill (6;3@LAD,3@SD)
    Sizemore (7;3vLAA,4vDet)
    Infante (8;3@Atl,2@Phi,3@Was)
    J.Lopez (8; see above but DTD)

    UT: A.Jackson (7;3@CWS,4@Oak)
    D.Murphy (6;3v.Cle,3@Sea)
    or any of the above players better than Jackson

  24. Benson says:
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    Anyone know if Pineda is starting this week? ESPN has him scheduled for the 17th, but elsewhere I’ve read he’s skipping this week.

  25. Long Bawls says:
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    1) Sign of the impending apocalypse from this weekend’s box scores: IBB-Geoff Blum

    2) Sit Lilly and Niemann tonight? I’m mainly worried about giving up runs.

    Thanks!

  26. stevieA says:
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    It’s that point in a lousy season when I’m just trying to collect potential pieces for next year. I won’t lose any sleep over this move but have acquired too many crappy infield prospects and need to drop somebody.

    For a 10-team, 5×5 NL-only keeper league, which one of these $5 25-year-olds has the least upside (“upside” being relative): Brad Emaus, Everth Cabrera or Todd Frazier?

    Likely NONE of them is a keeper candidate but we won’t know that until April 2012. The Rockies don’t really have anybody making a claim on 2B for next year so Emaus might fit; Cabrera is a pure SAGNOF guy if he (1) plays and (B) hits. And Frazier was highly-rated not that long ago (and has SS eligibility), Rolen is creakier than ever and Juan Fran doesn’t seem to be the heir abhorent for Cincy.

    Someone’s gotta go. Maybe it’s the guy who keeps acquiring these wannabes…..

  27. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @TheNewGuy: I would.

    @SpecialFNK: Nope

    @MrHappyTime: Dickey

    @kovals: Montero

    @Jack the Ripper: Lincoln, Scherzer…Sure…Yeah…Sure

    @stynyr: I’d want Rollins over Helton.

    @Wilsonian: Utley for Castro…

    @Yep, I said it!: De Aza… He’s just hot.

    @Oilcan Giuseppe: Fowler…Lincoln…

    @Oilcan Giuseppe: Krispie

    @chisox: Gallardo, Hudson, Cueto…

    @Sal: Scherzer over Ubaldo…

    @chunk: Yes…Andrus…

    @trick dad: Barney

    @Dick Smothers: Lilly

    @SwaggerJackers: Stanton…Stick with Tulo.

    @stynyr: Grab him now.

    @Brew Crew: Start

    @Wilsonian: Sure

    @Salty Balty: Yes

    @Chunky: Norris

    @busta: Desmond…Encarnacion…Infante

    @Benson: He’s supposed to pitch then.

    @Long Bawls: Ha…Lilly..

    @stevieA: EverCab…

  28. God Complex says:
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    WWGAD? Pick 3 to start this week: Adam Jones, LoMo, Angel Pagan, Cuddyer, C. Young, D. Murphy, Carl Crawford (This is a mix of WW and roster)

  29. Boomer19 says:
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    Considering a couple of trades…I give kimbrel and bourn and get Wright. Or I give votto and kimbrel and bourn and get granderson and felix. Strictly for keepers for next year. 5×5 roto. Already have a-gon for 1b. Pull trigger on one or the other or stand pat?

  30. Made it to the semi-finals with your help. Thanks!

    My question: Jesus Guzman is my catcher and had better numbers last week that any of these on my waiver who had more at bats: Hundley, Arencibia, Pacheco, Salty, Olivio, Ruiz, Perez and Jaso.

    Do I hold Guzman or pick up one of these players?

    Also, I’m down to only two iffy relievers (Parnell, Walden) with none on my waiver. Should I just abandon the save category? Thanks

  31. Yep, I said it! says:
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    Looking for a QS: Hand @ ATL or Eveland @ PIT? Or neither? I am tempted by the Ks ATL usually give away as a bonus but I know what happened the last time Hand pitched against the Braves. What do you think?

  32. herschel says:
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    @Grey: gotta bench tulo in weekly leagues, right?

  33. Charles says:
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    Yo Grey –
    Long time listener, first time caller. In a long term 12 team H2H keeper with 4 keepers… I have Miggy, J. Upton and Kershaw tabbed so far, also have D. Wright and Brett Lawrie. Would you stick with the older but reliable stud Wright (even though his strikeouts have really been trending badly the last few years) or the young stud Lawrie who has really helped me out in the playoffs so far? Also, D Jennings was so hot when he got called up but has been rough over the last two weeks; in the semifinals now, should I stick with him for the rest of the playoffs or make the switch to D Murphy, D Fowler or A Jackson? Thanks, you’re the best in the business IMO.

  34. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @herschel: Depends on your options.

    @Charles: Thanks for the kind words! Wright over Lawrie… Fowler over Jennings…

  35. ETMcgee says:
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    I have to point out there there are some number sequences that do in fact spell out words, as any adolescent man with a calculator knows that 80085 spells a word, as well as 5318008 if viewed upside down…

  36. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @ETMcgee: Hehe… Boobies!

  37. CT Old School says:
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    You got Plouffed? I got LaHaired.

    I lost my h2h playoff match-up not when Nick Evans hit that RBI double, but when LaHair was playing too deep for Cedeno’s sharp RBI single, sending Evans to the plate with a halfhearted throw, allowing my opponent to tie the Runs category. I could blame Ham-Ram and Youk, my 1st and 2nd round picks, for not getting me to second place and that beloved 1st round bye, but that’s loser talk. I’d rather blame a Cub. Whatevs.

    Thanks for six months of wit.

  38. WhampWhamp says:
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    is mike minor worth a pick in a h2h playoff against the marlins

  39. Wilsonian says:
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    Who do you play this week: J. Weeks, Hill, Kelly Jo, Kendrick, Scutaro?

    Have Weeks, just dropped Utley because I needed the SS while Tulo is nursing is Hipski. The others are all available.

  40. Grey

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    @Wilsonian: Weeks for steals, Kendrick otherwise…

  41. Wilsonian says:
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    @Grey: Just for clarification purposes, here’s the lineup: Napoli, Fielder, Weeks, Longo, Castro/Tulo (depending on Tulo’s hip), Kemp, J-Up, Bourn, Konerko, Hosmer.

    Which dude?

  42. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Need to bring Cruz off the DL for this week, since I currently have a banged-up and slumpy Swisher in RF. Drop Swisher (who is Cruz insurance, since I only have a few pickups left this year, and also gives me some OF flexibility) or Utley (who, if he comes back for at least one game Thursday, would give me some extra ABs, since Lawrie is off that day)?

  43. Paul R says:
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    beckett or vazquez this week?

  44. Larry says:
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    10 team roto
    Drop Stubbs for De Aza also drop Quentin for Viciedo?
    Thanks for all your help.

  45. Black Beard says:
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    Please rank 4 for this week:

    Hudson v.NYM
    Carp @PIT
    Masterson @Tex, @Min
    Collmenter @SD
    Romero @Bos
    Niemann @Bal, @Bos
    Colon @Tor

  46. should i lose encarnacion for …. (with bum shoulder) for h2h championship week? or go with hot bat like bonafacio? also have dee gordon in tow. great site!!! wish i’d discovered it sooner!

    thanks!

  47. busta says:
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    Murphy or A. Jackson?

  48. busta says:
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    I really like Encarnacion, but status is questionable with injury and 5 games this week – roll with Sizemore or Hill to fill the gap or you still like Encarnacion? Thanks Grey!

  49. Eng says:
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    With 2 1/2 weeks of the season left, is Huston Street droppable? Had him all yr but he’s just eating a roster spot now.

    On an unrelated note, Vamos Rafa!

  50. busta says:
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    I.Desmond out of the lineup tonight…so, his 6 games or Scutaro’s 6 games? I swear last time and I dislike Scutaro so don’t like asking either.

  51. Churchill Schwartz says:
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    Hey, in a 12 team, 6 by 6 daily transaction league (.OBP is the extra category), do you think it’s worth adding Yonder Alonso and starting him when he’s in the lineup against righties? I have openings at 1B and UTL on Tuesday and Thursday, and I like his match-ups.

    Other possibilities: Alfonso Soriano, Presley, D. Lee, Kotchman. Thanks!

  52. Wilsonian says:
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    LoMo hurting again, drop him for a closer-ish guy? Peralta, Jansen, Sale? Ks and Ks/9 league.

  53. Eng says:
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    @Wilsonian: Peralta.

    Thanks, Grey.

  54. Calogero says:
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    Drop Salas for Peralta?

  55. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Rauch needs surgery to repair torn cartilage in his right knee and is finished for the season, the team’s medical staff says.

  56. Steve says:
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    Yeah, this Lincoln start is going well so far.

  57. B.o.B. says:
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    Mike Leake home vs. ChC or Jerome Williams @Oak…or neither

  58. Steve says:
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    @Steve: Could have been worse…

  59. Oilcan Giuseppe says:
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    Grey:would you take Peralta over Betancourt,Motte and Guerra?

  60. Steve says:
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    GET THE EFFING PITCHER OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  61. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Steve: Huh? Who?

  62. Steve says:
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    @Grey: Stupid Lincoln.

    Gave up a single to Lohse to send Schumaker to 3rd, who’s now been singled home. Tied game, nobody out and he has to work his way through the top of that order.

  63. Steve says:
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    @Steve: OK not so stupid there.

  64. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Steve: Ah…Gotcha.

  65. Steve says:
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    Sigh. Of course I’m up against Pujols in the semis this week.

  66. blaster says:
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    my closer situation is a committee of scumbags

    would you drop Gregg, Parnell, or Street for Motte and/or Peralta or any other potential source of saves?

  67. Steve says:
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    That could have gone better.

  68. blaster says:
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    looks like somebody already snagged Motte. Would you take Peralta, Sergio Romo, Kenley Jansen, or Cishek/Mujica over any of the following:

    Parnell, Gregg, and Street

  69. Steve says:
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    @Grey: Jeff Baker is prone to occasional bouts of hotness (no – not THAT kind) – do you take him over Dee Gordon or Weeks (the only two guys I could drop for him)?

  70. Oilcan Giuseppe says:
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    not sure how angry I should be at Beachy’s line tonight….

    5.1 IP,4 ER,10 baserunners….10 K’s.

  71. royce! says:
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    Fun reading for those who like to keep tabs on the development of ridiculous arguments:

    http://detroitnews.com/article/20110910/OPINION03/109100383/1129/sports0104/Narrow-minded-voters-will-cost-Justin-Verlander-MVP

    Verlander will be gyped out of the MVP award because of “sabermetric zombies” and their new fangled stats… like WHIP?

    And OPS “is like mixing sand with gasoline.”

    And to really drive home his point, he likens Verlander to Pedro, who received the CY but not MVP in 1999. First of all, this was surely not the fault of “sabermetric zombies,” and second, a stat like WAR, which he derides, would have actually favored giving Pedro the MVP (his WAR was like 3 higher than Pudge’s).

    I really need to stop reading these kinds of articles.

  72. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Steve: If you need power over speed, over Weeks. Otherwise hold…

    @Oilcan Giuseppe: Ks make up for a lot.

    @royce!: Yeah, that article is pretty much a homer talking nonsense.

  73. Steve says:
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    @royce!: Not a lot wrong with your RCL team.

    I, on the other hand, have done my dash.

  74. royce! says:
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    @Steve: Can never have enough dogs, though.

  75. Steve says:
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    @Grey: @royce!: He’s a silly old coot, but JV has to be close to MVP doesn’t he?

  76. Steve says:
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    3-24 and Roy just about sums it up.

  77. royce! says:
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    @Steve: Definitely, I would be happy to see him voted MVP. I could care less if Ellsbury or Granderson recorded a higher WAR, especially because it seems that translating WAR between batters and pitchers seems problematic. But mostly because it’s entertainment, which people (myself included) often forget, and it would be a nice change of pace for a pitcher to get the MVP.

    He’s certainly been the MVP for my team.

  78. Steve says:
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    Jesus – how did the Braves nor come up with something – and more importantly, a win for Kimbrel – there?

  79. Black Beard says:
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    Oh Felix…this is not the way I want to start my championship matchup.

  80. Steve says:
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    @Grey: Would also have been nice if Lilly had pitched like this when I owned him.

    No need to save it til I’m up against him.

  81. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Steve: He’s had an okay 2nd half, but I bailed on him a while ago.

  82. Wilsonian says:
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    Kendrick or Walker? Walker had a solid night, so I could go with him if this is his hand getting hot…

  83. Steve says:
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    Have just noticed that of the first 8 guys I drafted in my H2H league this year, only 3 are still on my team.

    When the other 5 guys are Hanley, Heyward, Morneau, Krispie and Hill, it’s not so hard to believe.

    But I’m in the semis. Now *that’s* hard to believe.

  84. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Wilsonian: Can try it, I have faith that this is the start of something with Walker. Need to see at least three games from him.

  85. Steve says:
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    @Grey: I fixed him but good there.

  86. Grey

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    @Steve: Well played.

  87. McBainus says:
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    @Grey: I still have serious man-love for Joyce because of how sick he was for so much of the season, so am having trouble dropping him despite the fact he has been mediocre for a while and doesn’t start every day (when every start I can get is essential right now).
    I have Johnny Damon, Jon Jay, Nick Evans, Alex Presley, Juan Rivera, Reimold, Trout and a whole bunch of players of that ilk on the waiver wire.
    Worth dropping Joyce for one of them? If yes, which do you prefer?

    Btw – I am set in runs and average (and probably HR and Steals too), probably can’t gain or lose points. I really just care about RBI.

    Thanks man.

  88. TravestyJones says:
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    Frank Francisco, Motte, or Beatancourt?

  89. Steve says:
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    Bah. Crappy day for my speed/Runs guys. Gordon and Weeks a combined 0-8 with only a walk between them.

  90. chata says:
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    @Grey: @Steve: @Wilsonian:

    file this under “i thought i had seen everything “.
    how’s this for a dirt bag move ?

    in my h2h money league , we have reached the semi-finals .
    money to be split …40/30/20/10 .
    apparently , because the season is too long , it was proposed to “chop”
    the pot … meaning each would receive 25 % of the prize money .

    of course , i refused .

    so the others agreed to a 3 way split of the prize money , minus my winnings .

    now , comes this posting on the league’s message board ” , from a manager
    in the other bracket :
    “do you want me to sit anyone or vice versa so that the strongest team makes it to the end just in case AMB2 (my team) wins this round?”

    of course , i expressed my views about collusion and cheating .
    this was his response in a follow-up posting :
    “you should just take the 25% so we don’t have to play anymore” .

  91. Steve says:
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    @Steve: Redemption here maybe?

  92. Steve says:
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    @chata: Win the league.

    And never play in it again.

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