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Just when you thought the hype for Ichiro Suzuki couldn’t get more unwarranted along comes a trade to the Yankees.  There’s a short porch!  There’s a jet stream!  There’s more media scrutiny which will have him more focused!  Iron Chef Morimoto will be preparing him pre-game meals!  A-Rod’s been learning how to say, “You are a beautiful steel butterfly” in Japanese, so he can pick up female Japanese bodybuilders!  New York has a history of taking fading stars and making them productive like Andruw Jones!  Okay, Andruw Jones is nothing but a platoon player, but whatever, this is Ichiro!  In 2010, a fading superstar went to the Yankees in a trade and everyone started talking about how he was going to have huge value now.  He ended up hitting 1 homer, 9 runs, 9 RBIs and .255 in 106 ABs.  People said, well, he must be completely gone if he did that with the Yankees.  That player was Lance Berkman and he went on to have a huge 2011.  With the trade, Ichiro’s value doesn’t take a hit, obviously, but to think everything is going to be fixed now that he’s in New York is shortchanging the logic that says Ichiro still pounds the ball into the ground and New York’s not going to make him any faster, unless he wanders outside of the stadium after 11 PM.  Maybe he gets 5 homers, 7 steals and a .290 average in the final two months.  That’s barely ownable as a fifth outfielder in shallower mixed leagues.  And that’s the best case scenario.  I wonder if the New York Post will go with the headline, “From Sultan of Swat to Shogun of Squat.”  Eh, probably not.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Psyche!  Before we get into today’s roundup, just wanted to quickly announce that our fantasy football leagues are signing up.  From what I hear, that’s a sport with kickers and face masks and tackles… Sounds like Mexican wrestling to me, but what do I know?  Anyway II, the roundup:

Anibal Sanchez - The Marlins got buyer’s remorse quicker than when I bought a brand new Zune Player.  Usually the Marlins wait until they’ve won a championship before they start selling off pieces.  I guess Loria needed some money to add to his art collection.  Surprised he didn’t just have the city of Miami pay for his Basquiat that he plans on putting in an aqua-orange frame.   On June 20th, Loria said this, “This is an excellent team, and I would never bet against them. We’re two games out of the wild card, and we could not have been playing worse for a very short moment.  I don’t have any concern.  Obviously, I’d like to see more.  But I’m not worried long-term about our offense at all.  I see nothing but Miami sunshine.  It’s going to be one helluva run.”  On July 23rd, he couldn’t be reached for comment because he was busy eating caviar out of one of those Dairy Queen MLB helmet sundae cups.  Well, Marlins fans, you had a good 90 day run.  Hopefully, Loria will sell the club soon when he’s sick of yanking the Marlins’ chain, buy Seattle’s team, move them to Florida and call them the Marliners. First move: Rehire Bill Bavasi.  As for Anibal, his value takes a hit.  He was beat down in June thanks to interleague.  Toronto and Tampa made me glad he was in Crayola Canyon and the NL.  His history vs. the AL says 2012 wasn’t an anomaly.  Now, he falls down to a number four to five fantasy starter and will need to be benched in certain matchups.

Omar Infante – After he was traded to the Tigers, I tried to think of a situation where Infante’s value would either skyrocket or plunge.  I couldn’t think of a scenario.  His value is the epitome of sideways movement no matter where he plays.  Over the last three years, he has a .305 home average (granted, it was a slightly different park the prior two years, but still not a hitters’ park) and .291 in away games.  The Tigers lineup is better and Comerica won’t hurt him, but he’s not suddenly going to be a .350 hitter with power without a lot of luck.  He’s still solid though, and I like him better than, say, Chase Utley.  No, I never thought I’d type that sentence.

Josh Johnson – 6 IP, 0 ER, 1 Hit, 0 Walks, 9 Ks as he exited early with a blister on his finger.  That’ll teach you to put your finger where it doesn’t belong.

Emilio Bonifacio – 2-for-3 with a homer.  With Infante off to Motown, Emily Boneface will get 2nd base eligibility.  What?  Now that Gaby’s in the minors and Anibal is gone, the Marlins need some dame’s names.

Jacob Turner – He went the other way in the trade with the Marlins.  He’s only 21 years old, and I think he should be in the minors longer until he rediscovers his strikeout stuff and command.  And the Marlins agreed, sending him down.  Have a beer and come back to me when you can walk two less and strike out two more per nine!

Mike Minor – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners (0 walks), 4 Ks.  I’ve been kinda daffy for Minor for a while and he’s burned me more times than I care to remember (okay, 17 times; I remember), but he now has 3 straight solid starts in a row and no walks yesterday.  Granted, the starts came against the Marlins, Cubs and Giants, so we’re not talking about the 1927 Yankees if they were coached by Dwayne Murphy, but I’d absolutely take a flyer on Minor.

Vinnie Pestano – The Indians are talking about trading Chris Perez — but then Chris’s baby will be displaced! — and it would make sense for the Indians.  Pestano is the speculative handcuff and he’s also been a terrific MR — 1.54 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 52 Ks in 42 IP.  I’ll fist pump to that, Vinnie.

Ryan Dempster – Was traded to the Braves yesterday, until he found out and tweeted that he wasn’t traded.  I’d say the Cubs looked foolish, but, well, 103 years kinda trumps everything.

Jeff Samardzija – 8 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 5 Ks.  As noted before, sometimes you get Samardzija, sometimes you get some agita.

Erik Bedard – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 11 Ks.  Let’s get Bedarded in here!

Francisco Rodriguez – 2/3 IP, 4 ER.  Bring in Erin Brockovich, the Brewers closer role is polluted.  I used to drink Cisco aka Bum Wine and it didn’t give me a gas face as bad as owning K-Rod… Actually, forget that.  He’ll forever be known as his name in the mirror, Dork.  In a 12 team league, he’s the next man off my team when I need to pick someone up.  Seriously, man, Vogelsong can help my ratios only so much.  In fact, the Brewers may just go back to Axford before that and I’ll just drop Dork for anyone.  I’m so done with him.

Carlos Gomez – 2-for-2, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and 2 steals.  Right now, there’s one guy in a very deep NL-Only league crazy excited.

Clayton Richard – 5 IP, 7 ER.  Never feed a hodgepodge after midnight.  Never expose them to direct sunlight.  And never, I mean never, start them away from home.

Alexi Amarista – Left yesterday’s game with a jammed thumb.  Hopefully he can preserve it.  Pun point!

Justin Smoak – The Rangers demoted him to Seattle and now the Mariners have demoted him to Triple-A.  Either he hits there or he’s going to get demoted to the Padres.

Jordan Zimmermann – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks and now has 17 Quality Starts, 1.09 WHIP and a 2.31 ERA and only a 7-6 record.  When I go to Nepal in the offseason to fix my Win Karma, Zimmermann will be my sherpa.

Bryce Harper – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs with a slam (9) and legs (13).  ESPN Deharportes has a new highlight!

Ryan Theriot – 3-for-4 with a steal yesterday and 4-for-5 a couple of days ago.  I’m not sure he’s ever been hot for longer than a week, but this might be one of those weeks.

David Wright – 1-for-4 with a homer while Ike Davis also went 1-for-4 with a homer.  They both now have 15 homers and, I could be remembering it wrong, but I feel like they’ve both gone deep in the same game several times over the last few weeks.  Do they have some kind of friendly wager going on?  Like the first one to twenty gets their money from Wilpon?

Jordany Valdespin – Finally, the Mets listened!  Duda is being optioned to the minors and Valdespin will finally have a job.  Here’s what I said back in June, “Oh no, it’s the guy with the evil Harry Potter name!  Lord Valdespin has some interesting minor league numbers (15/33 in Double-A last year) if he gets a shot to play (which he should; seriously, Mets, make the right call and go with the rookie for once).”  And that’s me proving to me I should’ve been managing the Mets the last month!  Valdespin isn’t quite a shallow mixed league guy yet, but in deeper leagues, he’s a must grab.

Colby Lewis - Done for the year with a torn ligament.  But that’s the after-Dusty ‘ment!  Oh, well.  Put on some Sting, shed the necessary tears, and then set him free.  He may not even be ready to go at the start of Spring Training next year.

Martin Perez - Will ‘replace’ Colby in the rotation.  I peacocked replace with douche-marks because the Rangers are going to trade for someone.  Even if they don’t, you shouldn’t be owning Perez outside of AL-Only or keeper leagues.

Roy Oswalt - Said his back is feeling better and should be ready to go in his next start.  Guess that last straw he put in his mouth to chew didn’t break his back.

Mike Napoli – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer, raising his average to .233.  He now has 3 homers in the last 3 games.  Ah fanabla!

Jarrod Saltalamacchia – 2-for-4 with his 19th homer and he also is batting .233.  This game was only a little over three hours long.  That’s surprising, usually you get two Italians behind a plate talking with their hands and it can go on for days.

Josh Rutledge – 2-for-4, 2 runs and a solo homer.  This wasn’t at home, but a guy starting at short for the Rockies with some pop and games in Coors coming up isn’t a bad flyer to take.

Luis Cruz – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer in the last 4 games.  His minor league track record shows nothing special, and he’s barely a hot schmotato.

Paul Goldschmidt – 1-for-3 with a slam and legs.  Now has 13 homers and 9 steals.  He’s having a decent season, so don’t want to bag on him too much, but when did he become Mike Aviles?  13 homers and 9 steals and a .297 average from a 25/10/.260 guy is a bizarre season.

Erick Aybar – Gimping around with a walking boot after fouling a pitch off his toe.  Sounds like he’ll need a DL stint and a hanger for scratching.

Francisco Liriano – 2 2/3 IP, 7 ER.  He didn’t want to pitch well the last few times out.  He just wanted to build up trust so you’d pick him up.  As soon as he sees his fantasy ownership numbers near 50%.  This…THIS is the thanks.

Ryan Doumit – 1-for-4 and his third homer in the last two games.  This year Ryan’s homers fell on the week start… Yeah, that doesn’t work.

Paul Konerko – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 15th homer.   Was his first homer in almost a month.  Maybe Brett Myers was the calming influence he needed.  Definitely scares away all the groupies.

Adam Dunn – 1-for-4 with his 29th homer.  Might whiff some, but Dunn just lost one.

Ryan Howard - 3-for-5, 3 RBIs with his 4th homer.  The power isn’t surprising.  I imagine he’ll be like Thome, hitting homers and nothing else until late in his career.  The nothing else is the problem as he’s only batting .237.

Chase Utley - 1-for-2 , 2 runs, a homer as he hits .239.  On our 20-day Fantasy Baseball Player Rater, he’s been on par with Ruben Tejada.  Tejada with gimpy knees = Ruben without the Russian.

Roy Halladay - 6 IP, 6 ER.  This year if you drafted only breakfast foods — Melky, Coco Crisp, Eggsbury with Halladay’s — the lox ended up donuts.

  1. Kelvin says:
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    Hi Grey,

    I need some suggestions about which SS I should pick up since both D.Gordon and E.Aybar are gone. Here are the FA options, please suggest me 1-2 for the ROS use:

    M.Aviles
    K. Seager
    J.Peralta
    Y. Escobar
    M.Scutaro
    M.Cozart (your pre-season favorite)
    S. Drew

    some newly add including:
    J. Rutledge
    A. Amarista

    Thank you very much!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kelvin, Aviles, Z. Cozart…

  2. Tweedle Dumbest says:
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    Valdespin or Rutledge? Been intrigued by Valdespin all season, keeping him on my watch list and waiting for him to get a chance at a full time job, and it comes the day after I pick up Rutledge, who is quite similar…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tweedle Dumbest, I’d roll with Rutledge for now

  3. mdgross says:
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    Thought you were going to end with “bagels”, but maybe I don’t get the lox-donuts connection.

  4. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    where did you see that duda was getting sent down, cant find it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate, Google Duda to be sent down…

  5. DustInTheLind says:
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    what do you think for tomorrow a homer bailey stream against huston?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DustInTheLind, Sounds decent…

  6. DaddyAoki says:
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    Valdespin or E. Cabrera to replace Aybar at my 2B/SS position?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DaddyAoki, Valdespin

  7. glenn says:
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    Damn Brewers closer between Axford and K-Rod killing my ratios, along with giving up 15 ER between Jar Jar Garbage spot start last week and Cj Wilson implosion v. Tigers last week. Frustrating when you work hard to get respectable ratios and lose 6 points in era/whip in a week.

    K-Rod gets one more game and I will spot start Buehrle at home tonight.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @glenn, Yeah, that sucks…

  8. glenn says:
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    Glossary Term:

    Could use a term for the owner/manager that at exactly 7:06 p.m. on Monday (fist game is 7:05) logs onto his roto site and gets fist pickings on the good/upside waiver wire two start pitchers in weekly H2H leagues. I am usually this guy but was ten minutes late yesterday and got stuck with Ricky Nolasco for next week!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @glenn, I’m open to suggestions…

      • El Famous Burrito says:
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        @Glenn,

        How about “That Asshole Glenn?”

        jk dude

  9. thegreater says:
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    Have Bumgarner, AJ, Fister, Annibal and Lester. Am now officially terrified. Would you switch any out for:

    Milone
    Blanton
    Buehrle
    McAllister
    Wandy
    J Parker

    3 keeper league, but I’m not keeping any of these guys…

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @thegreater, Cut Lester with those options available man, no reason to suffer anymore…im not.

      I’d get Parker, the guys got a 3.00ERA, pitches in OAK, yet noone ever seems to talk about him.

  10. glenn says:
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    Cut Lester and spot start/stream with his slot. I cut him in late May and it was therapuetic. Buehrle is at home tonight and his home splits are favorable. However, the wildcard that concerns me is the mindset of the Marlins who threw in the towel on this year with yesterday’s trade.

  11. MrHappyTime says:
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    E. Cabrera, Crawford, Theriot, Cozart, Scutaro, at SS rest of season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MrHappyTime, Cozart

  12. DearJon says:
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    Lester just became avail in my league. Drop any of these guys to take the chance on his turnaround: Straily, McAllister, Quintanna, Diamond, Fiers? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DearJon, Diamond

  13. coolguy says:
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    napoli v. carlos santana v. ruiz keeper league who is better rest of the season in order?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @coolguy, Santana

  14. Tony says:
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    got 8 of 32 innings logged: i’m for sure throwing kershaw @ STL, Quintana vs. MIN, McDonald vs. CHC, but I’m shakey about wainy vs the Dodgers and i picked up garrett Richards on a whim vs KC….. what’dya think grey? how’s your confidence on wainy lately? and richards?

    • Tony says:
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      @Tony, and now that I reread wainy is throwing vs. Kershaw, im defly gonna bench wainy, vs shitty offenses he does alright but the dodgers with kemp back… not risking it. What do you think about Garrett richards then? he is the late start which is nice, i can see what my other guys do 1st…..

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Tony, I wouldn’t mess with Richards… But I guess you can see first what the other SPs do…

  15. Wilsonian says:
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    Question for Grey and anyone else. Who are my keepers in an 8 Team H2H League where we keep 5 for as long as we want?

    C – McCann
    1B – Fielder
    2B – Phillips
    3B – Pedro
    SS – Espinosa
    OF – JUp
    OF – Bruce
    OF – Cruz
    UTIL – Jennings
    UTIL – Rios
    BN – Krispie
    BN – Joey Bats
    DL – Tulo
    DL – Longo

    SP – Doc
    SP – MadBum
    SP – Stras
    RP – Hanrahan
    RP – Soriano
    P – Reed
    P – Cook
    P – Niese
    BN – Anibal
    BN – Fister
    BN – Hughes

    Stats: H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS, W, L, SV, Ks, ERA, Whip, Ks/9

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, Fielder, J-Upton, Bats, Tulo, Longo…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, Kinda what I figured. Just didn’t know if Stras or Jennings came into the mix at all. Plus I always like to keep the younger guys in forever keepers.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I almost said Strasburg….

  16. ichirosan says:
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    I’m THIS close to changing my Razzball handle…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ichirosan, Ha

  17. Wilsonian says:
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    Trying to figure out some strategery (going against my Pops who streams like it’s going out of style – he’s up at 4:30 am adding/dropping).

    Bottom of my rotation is Niese, Anibal, Fister, Hughes.

    SPs like this are available: Kuroda, AJ, Milone, Volquez, McAllister, Samardjihad, Sheets, Moore, Buccholz, Minor, Rick Ro, Lester, Bald Jim, Quintana (on waivers because Pops just dropped him for Bailey’s start tomorrow).

    What’s the consensus?

    Should I lose any of them and just stream a spot with those guys available?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, Can lose Anibal for a streaming spot…

  18. Vlads 8 Kids says:
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    Considering trading away Rizzo in a keeper league. Any early guesses at his 2013 line?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Vlads 8 Kids, 30 homers, .265, 5 steals…

  19. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Is Valdespin an upgrade over Espinosa or Kendrick? Alternatively, drop Michael Young to add him to my bench?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mr. Rickey, Nope… Hold…

  20. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Since he is not Wilin to play, should I drop Rosario for Grandal or wait? Thanks for your thoughts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mr. Rickey, Sure, go for it…

  21. Deadwoods says:
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    Odds favor (Canadian spelling) Leake (vs CIN), Quintana (vs Min)

    Stream one or both or none today? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Deadwoods, Leake is a great stream in a 16 team league, not so much in a 10 team league…

  22. ManuteBologna says:
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    Currently have Rutledge at MI with Utley on the bench (hoping for a hot binge so I can dump him on someone else). Also have Aybar but looks like he will need a DL stink

    Stick with Rutledge or go with Amarista or Valdespin? I need OPS, Runs, and low strikeouts the most

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ManuteBologna, Hold

  23. ManuteBologna says:
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    Does Anibal drop below a starter like Niese? I simultaneously heard the Anibal and Ichiro trades and hoped the Marlins were somehow dumb enough to send Anibal to SafeCo. Now instead of Aniballer I’ve got nothing but Aniballz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ManuteBologna, Ha! He’s a bit below Niese…

  24. Challenge Guy says:
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    Yo Homes I still love my Zune. I wouldn’t cave into to Apple and give my money to the big corporation that want to run my life. Instead I’m gave my money to, oh, never mind……

    Harper or Crawford rest of season, standard 5×5?

    Out

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Challenge Guy, Ha! Harper

  25. Adam says:
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    Gio vs. Dickey. Start one or both?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Adam, Both

  26. Baron Von Vulturewins

    baron Von Vulturewins says:
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    One day late: Fiers Joke! Welcome back! It’s like that old Norm McDonald Andy Rooney-impression. Just. Gets. Funnier.

    (Not. Sarcastic. Despite. Periods.)

    I’ve been offered AJ Burnett for Lorenzo Cain (plus draft slot swap of 6 and 10) in a keeper league (I won’t be keeping Cain). I could use an extra useful pitcher: worth doing? Or just put my faith in waiver-saviors; e.g. one of Smarzidja, Quintana, or Detwiler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @baron Von Vulturewins, Ha, thanks! That’s worth doing, but it sounds like you have plenty of waiver SPs… Can grab Detwiler…

  27. Turk Wendell says:
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    Hola Grey

    I need help at 3B. Which of these schmohawks will give me the least amount of acid reflux:

    Chipper, Ryan Roberts, Izturis, Bloomquist, Frazier

    Thanks, friend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Turk Wendell, Frazier

  28. L-Boogie says:
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    F everyone’s I, I’ve been employing Simply Fred’s streamer strategy that he posted last week… (well, sorta. I’ve had to modify for a weekly league)… with smashing results. He seems to have really nailed down the important factors to look at to minimize all potential risks. Now I identify a pitcher, pick him up for $2, and watch him pitch a gem… like Jeff Samarjadizjazja did last night. And if the guy doesn’t pitch a gem, at least he doesn’t get blown away… like McAlister’s 7.1 inn, 3 ER. solid performance. Only tough part for weekly leagues is I have to pass on some good streamers when they are a 2-start pitcher because I can’t avoid his second start of the week if it’s against a tough opponent.

    Anyway, his post is worth the read and his topic in the forums is worth following. Wanted to give credit where credit is due. Nice job Mr. Fred… or can I call you Simply?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @L-Boogie, Yeah, agreed… He’s doing really well…

    • Simply Fred

      fred barker says:
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      @L-Boogie, Thank you for the support! Do recommend first timers read the original post: http://razzball.com/streaming-pitchers-for-fantasy-baseball-magically-predictable/

      The main focus is to produce low era/whip for a season of roto. Of course, expect other cats to do well also.

      See “Streaming with the Fredsies” in the forums for weekly STREAMS/AVOIDS and measured results of how we’ve done.

  29. Slappy Pappy says:
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    In case A-Rod is reading posts, the correct translation is: ????????????????. You’re welcome.

    Thinking of trying to dump Annibel now that he/she is in Motown. What options (if any) would work here?

    Give:
    J. MacDonald/Garza, Sanchez, Altuve (bench)

    Get:
    Weaver/Price, Z. McAllister, Span (bench)

    Arigatou!

    • Slappy Pappy says:
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      That translation did not post well at all. Damn you Google translator!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Slappy Pappy, Ha! I’d take Price

  30. Czernobog says:
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    Minor’s roofied owners 5 times this year, with 5 semi-roofies. Luckily he was on my bench for a few of those. But since his all-roofie May performance, he’s actually been reasonable. 47 IP, 3.64 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, 38K:21BB.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Czernobog, Yeah, agreed… Hard to avoid an entire month though…

  31. Deadwoods says:
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    Drop K-Rod?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Deadwoods, Yes

  32. HotRod says:
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    Where do you rank Felix as a keeper going into next year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @HotRod, Top ten starter…

  33. rainbowtrout says:
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    Just been offered m.cabrera for Trout in a keeper league. Leading in RBI and 3rd in HR (1st overall 6×6 roto). Who do you go for?

    Want to point out that at the beginning of the season, who would have ever thought this would be something to even think about.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @rainbowtrout, Yeah, agreed… I’d take Miggy…

  34. Heisenberg says:
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    Drop Aybar for: Tejada, Valdespin, or Rutledge? Already have Desmond on the DL as well.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Heisenberg, Rutledge

  35. HotRod says:
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    Where would you rank Ryan Howard as a keeper going into next year? is he worth a 6th keeper in a 14 team?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @HotRod, Around 70th overall? It’s okay…

  36. the Z says:
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    Would you try to move Anibal now that he’s in Detroit? If so, I’d be looking for an OF who would be a good keeper candidate, or a SP who might be underrated. Any names you’d be looking at?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @the Z, Morrow, Jennings

  37. Zeke says:
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    Frazier or R. Roberts? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Zeke, Frazier

  38. Chillmodious says:
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    Ack, damn breakfast foods… I drafted the Sergio Santoast and whole-Greinke pancancakes and they showed up burnt. Serves me right for trying to stay healthy! Although, I would highly recommend the fresh Kipnis with a little Cane…sugar! sprinkled in to taste.

    • Chillmodious says:
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      @Chillmodious, mmmm, pancancakes…a delicious typo!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chillmodious, Ha!

  39. The Dude says:
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    Hey Grey,
    I’m in an 8 player keeper and my season is already over so I’m looking at the future. Been offered this deal:

    I give: Cano+Felix+last round pick in 2013
    I get: Harper+Uggla+first round pick in 2013 (after keepers)

    There are no keeper restrictions or inflation in this league so once you own a player you can own him for a decade if they warrant a keep. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Dude, Sounds decent…

  40. Rick Grimes says:
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    Rutledge or A Escobar ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rick Grimes, Rutledge

      • @Grey,

        Hola…been a few weeks. Im fine, thanks. Hope your well. Great. Really Miss us.

        what about Alcides Escobar or Valdespin in a 6×6 OPS league for ROS? Escobar been nice in 2 hole, but Im trying to find a reason to roster Valdespin. I assume Mets bat Valdey in the 2 hole as well… who doesn’t like the 2 hole.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @EL Burro, Alcides

          • @Grey,

            Mazels.

  41. Francona's Towel says:
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    @grey

    Need to replace Colby Lewis in my rotation. Available on wire are: Billingsly, Detwiler, Masterson, Maholm, Samardjza. Who’s it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Francona’s Towel, Detwiler

  42. Chillmodious says:
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    Choose your own adventure, Grey! —> How are you this morning? If good, go to A), if bad go to B), if unsure go to C):

    A) Wonderful news! It’s a pleasure as always to start my mornings with one of your roundups. Please skip to E)

    B) Sorry about dor-k last night. The ninth-inning role in Brew-town is doubling as Elvira Hancock-Montana’s womb. Now go to D)

    C)

    D) At least you get the pleasure of dropping him for someone–anyone!–else. Now please go to E) if you have a moment. Thanks!

    E) Ah, the adventure continues with a lengthy fantasy question that will make you hate me even more! Here goes…

    With the following players available and my roster below, are there any moves you would make? Krispie will likely get scooped up by someone today, so I’m tempted to grab him as a bench-bat in lieu of dor-k–but I’d really love your perspective:

    Best Available (no particular order): Krispie, Ruggiano, Rutledge, Valdespin, Samardzija, Minor, Detwiler, Cordero, Wilton Lopez

    Roster:
    C – Ruiz
    1B – Youk
    2B – Espinosa
    3B – Moustakas
    SS – J. Rollins
    MI – Kipnis
    CI – Rizzo
    OF – McCutchen
    OF – Bruuuuuce
    OF – Desmond Jennings
    OF – Howie Kendrick
    OF – Cain…sugar!
    Util – Coco Crisp
    Util – Boesch
    DL – Joey Bats

    SPs – Greinke, Anibal, Hanson, Lynn, Milone, Cahill
    RPs – Perez, Wilhelmsen, Casilla, Romo, dor-k
    DL – McCarthy
    ———————————

    THANK YOU!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chillmodious, Ha! And you? Can go with Krispie over Crisp if you like and Detwiler over Cahill…

      • Chillmodious says:
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        @Grey,

        1. Doin’ alright, as Joe Cocker might say (he might also say odjifoshdgoh in a garbled mess that is actually his way of ordering tea)

        2. Wow, you wouldn’t ditch dor-k for one of those guys? I kinda thought he was the most obvious drop…am I missing something?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          1. There’s no spelling for it, it’s a feeling… 2. Nah, he would be the first drop…

    • Rabbit says:
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      @Chillmodious, As an aside, I have to agree with your spelling of the backwards K-Rod: it should be Dor-K, not just Dork. Not only does Dor-K more clearly show that it’s a backwards K-Rod, its pronunciation is close to dorky, which is how Dor-K is pitching these days.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ha… True…

  43. Hi Grey — I’m holding Holland as my speculative saves candidate, but am I better off with Pestano?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Enrique, I like Pestano better, but Holland’s more likely to see saves…

    • @Enrique,

      No soy Grey — but, Pestano is a much better option in my opinion. Holland still needs to fight off Aaron Crow if/when Broxton is traded. He didn’t help himself last night either — coupled with the fact that Crow got the 2 inning rogue save over the weekend; it could get tricky in KC fighting for those 5-6 save opps that might present themselves over the next 2 months. I kid.

      Pestano’s peripherals are ridiculous – even if he isn’t anointed closer when Chris Perez gets dished, I still like his #s to help you even if you aren’t in a holds league. He’s been one of the best MR all year. Ole.

      • @EL Burro, Hola, que tal?

        I think Pestano is long gone in any holds league. But I just made the switch from Holland to Pestano. I agree that Holland might be part of a dreaded closer by committee while I think it’s pretty clear Pestano gets the gig if Perez goes. More likely Broxton is traded, I think. But I think Pestano’s ratios plus probably a 90% chance of closing if Perez goes compared to Holland’s, say, 60% chance of closing if Broxton goes ….

        Gracias por su opinión ….

  44. Kevin says:
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    Is this rutledge guy better than every SS on the waiver wire in a 12 team? (I currently stiiilll have Cozart)

  45. Hello again, Grey.

    I picked up Rutledge to fill in for Desmond. The HR last night was nice, but that’s the batting category where I need the least help. Am I better off rolling with Rutledge for a while or trying to trade Berkman or Kendrinks or Rizzo or Stubbs + Rutledge for a better SS? I tried to trade for Bonifacio but had no luck. Any suggestions? The options are:

    1. Combining Rutledge and one of those guys for someone like Aviles, Seager, Espinosa, or Furcal, or shooting high for Elvis. If that’s it, what do you suggest? I’d use the extra roster space to pick up a much-needed SP (especially since I’ll have to be selective with Anibal). Those options are McAllister, Nolasco, Maholm, Villanueva, Arroyo.

    or

    2. Keep Rutledge and trade for an SP. My OF/UTIL guys are Berkman, Kendrinks, Rizzo, Stubbs mentioned earlier, plus maybe Rasmus, De Aza, Victorino. My pitching is strong and I’m trailing only in Ks, though I wouldn’t want to hurt ERA and WHIP and Ws would be nice. In that case, who are a couple of the guys from that list you’d look to trade, and please give me a general idea of what level pitcher to target.

    (This is all in a 16-tea, 5×5 redraft roto league)

    Many thanks, as always!

    • @Enrique, For option 2 some of the names of non-ace pitchers on teams over on innings without great OF/UTIL depth are Sale, Milone, Niese, Kennedy, Lohse, Wainwright, Shields, Edwin Jackson,Bailey, Vogelsong, Harang, Garza. But I’d love to shoot higher if any of those guys could land a better pitcher so feel free to toss in a name not on the list if a good idea comes to mind.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Enrique, 2. Sure if you can get someone decent…

  46. Scott says:
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    I added Amarista yesterday and he injures himself before he even plays a game for me. I love it. New personal record for my cursed team.

    Is there such thing as bad fantasy baseball karma? Could’ve happened when I traded Tulo for Trout, then Tulo had another setback and I changed my team name to “Mike Trout.”

    Then I probably reinforced the bad karma when I instinctively knew Beachy’s sore elbow would inevitably end up being a serious problem and traded him for Trumbo a week before Beachy went down for the season.

    I’m changing my team name to “Final Destination: DL will get you.” Doesn’t matter if I trade away injured players, someone on my roster will immediately replace them on the DL. There’s no escaping.

    Pineda, Ellsbury, Longoria, Tulo, Ian Desmond, Giancarlo, Brandon McCarthy. It’s ridiculous. How do you change your fantasy baseball karma? I’m desperate.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott, Ha! Go to Nepal with me and Zimmermann…

  47. Carnac says:
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    Travis Snider still looks like Beaker.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Carnac, Ha! Yes, he does…

  48. Derrick says:
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    Anibal for Morse fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Derrick, Yup

  49. herschel says:
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    @Grey: how do you rank these three, this season only? harvey, strailey and hultzen.

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You ranked them…

  50. K!cks says:
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    Scherzer, McDonald, or Samardzija? ROS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McDonald, Scherzer

  51. Booya says:
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    Reddick, Boesch, Cain or Krispie?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reddick

  52. Paul says:
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    In a keeper league…BJ Upton or Desmond Jennings?

    Would you trade Buster Posey for either of them?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jennings… Nope…

  53. Booya says:
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    Top 2 pitchers…Villanueva, Blanton, Bedard, Collmenter, Floyd, Tillman, Chen (Bal)?

    Thanks again

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bedard, Blanton… No problem…

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Booya,

      Kentucky Joe Blanton has a career 2.77 ERA in August. Loves the heat. Pitches his baby fat off as the summer goes on and turns into a lean mean pitching machine.

  54. Alcesto says:
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    Yo Grey, any hesitation about starting Gio at Citi after he got roughed up there last time out? How about Volquez starting away from home (but @SF)? Isn’t Volquez the kind of guy that gets shelled immediately after throwing a CG 1 hitter?

    It’s time for me to deal 1 or 2 pitchers, which of these guys would you try to deal for offensive help:

    Bumgarner, Gio, Zimmermann, Anibal, Vogelsong, Capuano, Sherzer, Volquez.

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t start Volquez out of Petco… I’d start Gio every time out…

  55. Scott says:
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    Who do you like more going forward.. Ike Davis or Goldschmidt?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy

  56. Chillmodious says:
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    Better start:

    Maholm today @ Pittsburgh

    Cahill tomorrow at home vs. Colorado

    (thanks)

    • Icy Hot Jock Strap says:
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      @Chillmodious, Cahill

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither… Maholm

  57. Icy Hot Jock Strap says:
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    @grey

    5×5 H2H Mixed League – would you do Jarrod Parker for Anibal Sanchez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  58. cashmoney says:
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    Grey

    Keeper league, 12 teams

    would you trade Youk for Rizzo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would

  59. Alcesto says:
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    Yo Grey, one more, do you prefer, Boesch, Snider or Casper Wells? Are you dropping Ian Desmond, LoMo, Middlebrooks, Ichiro or Krispie for any of those guys?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lomo and Desmond for Boesch and Snider

  60. LVHawk101 says:
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    Would you rather have Altuve or Ichiro rest of season for a UTIL spot in a 5×5 league? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Altuve

  61. Dude3000 says:
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    CJ Wilson & A Sanchez for Cano?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Cano

    • Dude3000 says:
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      I should have been more specific. I’d give up the pitchers.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I’d want Cano…

  62. the Z says:
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    If Berkman isn’t playing every day what’s his value going forward? I was already sure I wouldn’t be keeping him in ’13.

    For right now I can start LoMo, Kendrick or Lind in front of him, and I can drop any of those 4 to add somebody like Ruggiano, Colvin, Saunders, Chris Davis, Fowler… or Snider or Belt with an eye on the future….

    After naming my options I figure I should just keep rolling with Berk, huh?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      His value isn’t clear yet… He needs a week or so to get back to game form…

  63. ThE sHiT says:
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    @Grey: My pitching staff is Bum, Zimm, Peavy, Burnett, Niese, Garza, and Anibal. Is Anibal droppable with guys like Parker, Milone, Fiers, McAllister, Detwiler, Blanton, Minor, and Kuroda available?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he is, unfortunately…

      • ThE sHiT says:
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        @Grey, Who is the grab from that bunch?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Milone

          • ThE sHiT says:
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            @Grey, Gracias as always!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              De nada

  64. Derrick says:
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    Do you mind ranking the following?

    Worley, Cahill, Samardzija, Villanueva and Collmenter.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Samardzija, Worley

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Very awesome…

  65. fyodor says:
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    Grey, hi.

    Would you want Cain or Snider ROS?

    Thanks once again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cain… No problem…

  66. Chillmodious says:
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    Further to one of my above comments, would love your thoughts on the following plan:

    1. dor-k crapped on my ratios yesterday and I currently own Cahill, so I’m thinking about streaming this week. 2. The potential plan – I would drop Cahill to start Maholm today; when games lock drop Maholm for Homer Bailey to stream tomorrow; drop Bailey tomorrow to stream one of Matt Harvey or Zach McAllister Thursday; drop that guy for Detwiler for Friday (or a weekend starter if Detwiler is gone by then).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Makes sense… I’d go with McAllister…

      • Chillmodious says:
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        @Grey, thanks dude!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem…

  67. Booya says:
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    Could use your input on one more please….2 best Util options: Lind, Aoki, Delmon, Cain, Ross, G Jones

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lind, Ross

  68. the Z says:
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    What do you think of Anibal+Frieri for Wei-Yin Chen+Victorino?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s okay… I’d take Victorino…

  69. jack says:
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    I have an idea for another feature that will surely make razzball more sticky etc: a program that lists the full slate of upcoming starts per SP. I’ve been doing it by hand as I try to determine who to sell and buy. On that note, if Anibal pitches saturday @TOR, ROS lines up as: 3 CLE, 1 NYY, 2 MIN, 1 BAL, 1 LAA, 2 CHW, 2KC. He has a nice stretch for last 4 — @CLE, MIN, KC, @KC.

    I don’t love the move to the AL for him. Can you rank possible trades for him: Niese, Peavy, Sheets, Detwiler, Zito? thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peavy, Sheets, Niese… Yeah, that’s not a bad idea for a value add…

      • jack says:
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        @Grey, WOW, check out Sheets” slate: 2 MIA, 1 HOUS, 2 NYM, 1 SD, 1 SF, 1 WAS, 2 PHI, 1 COL (home), 1 MIL.

        AND 3 2 start weeks. Great matchups. He is the winner!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, looking good…

  70. the Z says:
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    Do you think Anibal+Frieri is fair for Gallardo?

    • the Z says:
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      …and if so, do you like that better than Chen+Victorino?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yes, better than Chen…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It is fair, I’d take Gallardo

  71. Wilsonian says:
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    Better spot start tomorrow:

    Nova @ SEA
    Estrada @ PHI?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nova

  72. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Alfonso Soriano or Ichiro?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soriano

  73. Tim says:
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    Do you think Rutledge is going to keep his job when Tulow gets back? or is he just a momentary fill in?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s a fill in for a few weeks…

  74. W says:
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    Grey, Keeper league question. Would you trade Bryce Harper and Matt Moore for Prince Fielder and Cole Hamels? No restrictions on how long you keep them. This deal would potentially take me over the top(if I acquire Prince and Cole) this season but the idea of having Bryce Harper going forth is very intriguing…. I also have Mike Trout on the team too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold…

  75. Justin says:
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    Any value in rostering 2 catchers?

    I own Perez but somebody just dropped C. Santana.

    Stick with Perez or pick up Carlos Santana

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d only own one… Carlos…

  76. Melvin Emanuel says:
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    @Grey

    In the event Holland or Pestano become the close due to a trade, which of these closers would you drop: Clippard, Frieri, Parnell, Wilhelmson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Parnell

  77. Stumpakow says:
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    Harvey or Straily

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harvey

  78. Dynamite Dan says:
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    If Will Myers came up tomorrow. Where would you slot him amongst these Of’s.

    Rank ROS Please.

    Reddick, De Aza, Cain, Boesch, Berkman, Will Myers

    Thanks for another great article Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reddick, Berkman, Boesch

  79. Wilsonian says:
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    16 Team H2H Keeper. Have Desmond, Stanton, and Tulo on the DL (only Tulo is on the DL because we only have one spot). I have Plouffe at SS now. Do I drop Desmond for either Snider, Frazier, Ludwick, Rutledge, or Voldemort?

    I have no bench bats due to the large amount of injuries I have. And, big assumption here, if Tulo comes back in 2 weeks or so, Desmond is expendable.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you have bench room, I wouldn’t drop him…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, I suppose I do, I just have no bench bats for any of my other spots in case someone gets a day off. It is H2H so it matters a little more that I have a full lineup as much as possible.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Is a few days missed here and there from one position worth dropping Desmond for someone else to keep him? I don’t think so, but I guess in a tight H2H it can be… Depends on your situation… Your waiver wire grabs aren’t really that amazing to make it seem worthwhile…

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Grey, true. It is a keeper, but not a dynasty. We keep 5. Doubt Desmond makes the cut. I’ve got Tulo, Stanton, A.Jones, Lawrie, Kipnis, Price, Moore, then I’d put Desmond next. So I doubt he’s on my squad next year. If he kept it going the way he was, he might have been, however.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              @Wilsonian, Yeah, guess you can lose him… He was playing over his head anyway…

  80. nyjacobs says:
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    Grey-

    Trade CJ Wilson for Rasmus/Ethier? dropping cody ross?

    my remaining pitching would be Strasburg, Shields, Gallardo, scherzer, romero, volquez, and jamie garcia on the dl.

    could use some power, singles and doubles. 10 team roto.

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not crazy about it, but it’s fair…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Romero isn’t really ownable in a 10 team league either…

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Grey, that’s bad ass. I can dig it…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Wilsonian, Thanks!

    • Prezii says:
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      @Grey, very nice. Although the filter at the top doesnt seem to do anything for me.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Put in a date — try: 7/25

        • Prezii says:
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          @Grey, ohhh.. thats fuckin awesome man.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            @Prezii, Yeah, until a top choice craps the bed and people are screaming bloody murder…

            • Prezii says:
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              @Grey, people gotta realize that kershaw pitching in safeco could give up 5ER.. Thats baseball.. thats a great addition though. Love the “park factor” column.

              Razzball-2,568,889.
              Other sites- 0.

              • Prezii says:
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                And its sortable… Sweet.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                @Prezii, Yeah, agreed… Thanks!

      • Prezii says:
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        Oh it says ignire filter… We then it works perfect!

    • ManuteBologna says:
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      @Grey, Can I be an A-hole and suggest the addition of K or K/9 column?

    • Chillmodious says:
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      @Grey, Wow, that is the shiznit-o-bam-snip-snap-snappy! (to quote Thurgood Jenkins)

    • Simply Fred

      fred barker says:
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      @Grey, Hey, streamonator ranks Volquez as 13th best stream, yet you say don’t stream him away. Volquez at SF. What to do? What to do?

      • Chillmodious says:
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        @fred barker, Hodgepadre…something something…on the road. (although it’s mighty hard to resist that matchup)

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I wouldn’t mess with a Padre pitcher outside of Petco…

        • Simply Fred

          fred barker says:
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          @Grey, build out-of-Petco into the model? Can you add a %owned column? The 100% players won’t be available to stream (although I do understand that including them might help someone to decide to sit).

          @Steve: trying to get incorporated!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            You should email Rudy about the %owned column… Not sure of logistics with that…

      • Steve says:
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        @fred barker, Streamonator? Did you get some help from a certain Dr Doofenshmirtz?

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey, I know – I’ve been checking it out. It’s awesome. If you don’t watch kids’ TV you probably won’t get the reference (emoticon)

  81. potus says:
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    Please Rank:

    Cahill, Fister, Hughes,Volquez

    TIA

    YHL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fister, Hughes…

  82. Matt says:
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    I am going to drop L Cain for a cincy player since they are in coors, which one for my util? Frazier, Ludwick or Cozart.

    Also, i have alcides, is it worth hanging on to hardy in case he turns it on?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matt, Frazier… Yeah on Hardy…

  83. Sal says:
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    Bryce Harper 0-7 in his career versus dickey while Boesch has been on a tear of late. who do you start tonight? does harper adjust?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sal, Boesch

  84. EK says:
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    Pls rank at 1B for ROS (12 team H2H pts):

    I. Davis
    Rizzo
    Berkman
    Hart
    Lind
    Morneau

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EK, Rizzo, Berkman…

      • jack says:
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        @Grey, You are still standing strong for Rizzo? Pretty bad past ten days after a superb previous 10. But he is still stinging the ball as far as I can tell. Just at guys and not at the right time for RBIs.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I’m holding hope for now…

  85. Todd25 says:
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    grey thoughts on trade:

    bruce, morse, capuano, gallardo for tex, weaver, t.hanson?

    • Todd25 says:
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      also who do you like ROS? C.Crawford or Jennings for leadoffish stats

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Todd25, Jennings… Tex side, it’s fair…

        • Todd25 says:
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          @Grey, thanks for advice! keep rockin it

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Always!

  86. the Z says:
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    Do you like Gordon Beckham or Howie Kendrick more in ’13?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @the Z, Kendrick

  87. Mennonite Sports guy says:
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    Have you ever had that fortunate feeling of knowing there is a guy in your league who will try to get any player that gets regular at bats for a certain team?

    There is one such Pirate fan in my league and I just traded Garrett Jones to him for Bryce Harper!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

    • Chillmodious says:
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      @Mennonite Sports guy, Day-um! Is this that gigantic league you are in?

      • Mennonite Sports guy says:
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        @Chillmodious, Nope. This is a league I started a year or two ago. 14 teams. 24 active players and 2 DL slots. 3 teams were inactive from the beginning of the season and I traded their good players away and added DL and inactive players to their rosters. I also added 1 bad regular fielder and 1 bad regular starter. There is another team that has gone silent since the beginning of June so they will probably get locked as well.
        Here is a link to the league. http://baseball.fantasysports.yahoo.com/league/familyfriendly

  88. DjlanceRauch says:
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    Looks like Ogando is back in the rotation. Who is a better option the rest of the way? Moore, Ogando, Parker, Detwiler.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moore, Detwiler

  89. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    Jason Kendall announced his retirement from baseball Tuesday. I was wondering why those crickets were chirping so loudly in the middle of the day.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! Well played…

  90. Steve says:
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    Twitter tidbit for today (via friend-of-Razzball, Jason Collette) – the compensation pick the Angels got from the Yanks in the Tex trade?

    Yeah, they used it on some guy called Trout.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zadow!

  91. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    Which side: Hanley or Reyes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hanley

  92. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    Ryan Roberts DFA’d:

    “Roberts was told a deal was on the ’1-yard line’ according to Jack Magruder of Fox Sports Arizona.

    “John McDonald was activated off the disabled list to replace Roberts…”

    Depending on where he’s traded, he could be a great candidate for resurgence.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks for the heads up!

  93. Nameless and No So Silent says:
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    Grey,
    Im thinking about dumping Desmond Jennings. I see his numbers compared to Carlos Gomez of the Brewers and I cannot see the justification of hype that is Jennings when this “Cargo Lite” has 100 less at bats without a Top 100 draft pick price

    Desmond Jennings 65/272 39R 6HR 28RBI 63K 17SB .239 AVG
    Carlos Gomez 44/182 30R 6HR 21RBI 44K 17SB .242 AVG

    Do you anticipate Jennings getting hot or more of the same for RoS or is Cargo Lite overachieving? Or possibly both?

    Thanks Amigo!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t drop Desmond for Gomez…

      • Nameless and No So Silent says:
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        @Grey,
        I wouldnt drop Desmond for Gomez either. It just sucks to see Jennings numbers are as close to Gomez that is all. If you are needed HR and RBI is Jennings dumpable for say someone like Ruggiano or Hold?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d hold over Ruggiano…

  94. jack says:
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    Check this out — Dempster is likely gonna get his way and force a trade to LAD instead of ATL. That kills the likely Garza to LA move. And the guy I am battling for first with, the guy who always has things go his way, has Dempster and I have Garza. I think Garza becomes a top 20 guy in the NL West ROS. But the guy in my league is one of those luck killers like in that movie Intacto.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, that’s crappy luck, for sure… Dempster’s a bit of a douche on that move… Maybe Garza will go to the Braves…

    • Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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      @jack, I prefer The Cooler.

  95. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    Start Ross vs M Perez or Boesch vs. Jimenez?

    Start Panda vs. Volquez or AGon vs. M Perez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ross in Texas seems real nice… Tough call though… Start A-Gon…

  96. Steve says:
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    If you want Holds, do you go Myers, Belisario or Medlen. Myers does have that SP eligibility…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Myers

  97. Sal says:
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    Derik holland or Oswalt going forward? Winner of that vs. Beckett? Winner of that vs. peter dinklage?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! Beckett…

    • Howard says:
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      @Sal, My money is on the Imp!

  98. Slam says:
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    Would you do a rod and pence for butler and grienke in a keeper? I’m short on pitching and grienke is only 8, butler 15 to keep next year. Pence I could keep for 13 though. 270 budget. Qs and slugging are categories

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d do that trade if I needed pitching…

  99. Steve says:
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    Hey! Robot wasn’t supposed to do that. Wasn’t even supposed to be playing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn! I was thinking about streaming him in but he was facing a lefty…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cain

    • @WhineSpritzer, Nevermind, saw you answered the same question above. What are the chances?!

  100. Slam says:
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    I need pitching bad, guy asked me to throw in Michael fiers. You know what I told him about getting Michael fiers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! Nice…

  101. letsgobravos says:
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    McDonald gets knocked around for the third straight start. Shit shit shit

    • mhfella says:
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      So much for the great home splits. My favorite today was in the fifth inning: walks a guy who gets to second on a wild pitch. With 2 outs they intentionally walk the 8 batter to get to the pitcher with first base open. But he then gives up a walk to the pitcher to load the bases. And then the 2-out double. It had been a 1-1 game up to then.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed, agreed, agreed…

  102. mhfella says:
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    Wow, Cliff Lee’s a joke. 12 hits, a bunch of homers. I’ve been trying to get something for him for a while. No such luck. Just because he got no run support again, does he have to take it out on me?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, real ugly…

  103. Steve says:
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    Wandy to the Pirates, says Morosi.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice… You alerted me while I was on the podcast…

  104. Nathan says:
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    I got offerred Justin Upton for either Billy Butler or Matt Harrison straight up. What do you think? I’d be geting Upton. 14 team H2H with OPS instead of AVG.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Upton for Harrison…

  105. Steve says:
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    C’mon Harrell – don’t fail me now…

  106. Bill Lumbergh says:
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    @Grey: 12 team mixed roto dynasty league. Currently in 1st place and looking to position my team for next year.

    We keep 7 hitters and 5 SP. Thinking of trading my Greinke for his Austin Jackson. I only have 6 decent hitter keepers (Miggy, Votto, McCutchen, Kinsler, Morse, & Rasmus) so I need a 7th good hitter to keep. I have good SP depth (Kershaw, Hamels, Greinke, Gallardo, Nova, Volquez, & Haren), so if I make the trade then I’d be keeping Volquez or Haren as a 5th starter (instead of Greinke) and would be keeping Jackson (instead of Miguel Montero – my 7th best hitter). Make the Greinke for Jackson swap? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t like it… Greinke’s a top 7 starter…

  107. thurman says:
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    what kind of targets would you be going after for Tiger Anibal?

    i’m not really sure who to offer him for

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What do you need?

      • thurman says:
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        @Grey, i would probably want to swap him for another sp

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Try a Wainwright type guy… Maybe Kennedy…

  108. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    Running F-Her out there tonight. In 1st by more than 20 roto points, so what the hell. It’ll make the game more interesting if I have something on the line, and my bookie won’t take my calls, so the options are few. #humblebrag

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I have no stats to back this up, but he always seems to start rocky and settle down…

      • Awesomus Maximus

        Awesomus Maximus says:
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        @Grey, You’re saying there may be smooth sailing for the mariner once he gets out past the breakers?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha… Yeah, that’s what I’m saying…

  109. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    Well that was a fun experiment.

  110. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    What the hell is going on with McDonald, someone needs to take him behind the barn and whoop him back straight!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Seriously…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey, I got him in a deal where I gave up Harper and pre-injury Cashner for Elvis and McDonald. I figure even if he crash and burns I still got the good end of that deal. I have lots of OF depth and now have Starlin at SS and Elvis at MI.

        On a related note, I am so glad I don’t play keeper anymore. Trades are easier to deal with and if I flame out then I draft a whole new team next year. I will have an anti-keeper rant to follow before the year is out.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I think I might agree with you… My keeper’s up in flames…

  111. Prezii says:
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    SUGARRR!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeehaw!

  112. Steve says:
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    Yikes – Kershaw looks like he’s all over the shop. Walked Delcalso to get at the pitcher then walked him too to force in a run.

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, Oh dear. Started Halladay and Kershaw in the last couple of days in one league. These results were not anticipated, to say the least.

    • Prezii says:
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      @Steve, Yeah that was bad.. waino swings a hot bat, to kershaws credit! Haha im half way serious, he roped a rbi double earlier off em.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crazy terrible start there…

  113. Wilsonian says:
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    Wow, Buccholz pitching very well against the Rangers. Didn’t see that coming. Maybe he did legitimately “turn the corner.”

    • Steve says:
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      @Wilsonian, He’d have been much worse off if the Rangers had someone other than ‘Bobbi’ Gentry hitting in the 9 spot.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Steve, true, but you’d think the rest of that lineup could’ve done a little something to him. He’s impressed me lately…aside from the vomitting blood thing.

        • Awesomus Maximus

          Awesomus Maximus says:
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          @Wilsonian, Meh… I own a good percentage of “that lineup” (Napoli, Andrus, Young, and Cruz) and can tell you it’s not as tough top to bottom as it may seem. Hamilton and Kinsler have done most of the heavy lifting.

  114. Wilsonian says:
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    Am I nuts for wanting to dump Reynolds for Frazier? Will he see regular ABs when Votto returns?

    • Carnac says:
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      @Wilsonian, Not nuts. I parted with Reynolds a while ago. Here’s a measure: would someone i your league grab Reynolds off waivers? Doubtful.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Carnac, yeah, I doubt they would either. I just keep holding out a little hope that he pulls his head out of his ass.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re not nuts for that, at all…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, go with Frazier? Only other decent options are Colvin and Pena. And they aren’t much better than Reynolds. Do you think Frazier gets regular ABs when Votto returns?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Frazier, yeah…

  115. Wilsonian says:
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    ROS: Detwiler over Worley?

    • Carnac says:
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      @Wilsonian, Yeah, I’d go with Detwiler.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Carnac, thanks. I’m done with Worley.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Detwiler

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, mini thanks. This damn move makes me toss out questions in bunches. No more sitting here all day spreading the love.

  116. Steve says:
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    Harrell owners are nervous. Very nervous.

  117. Steve says:
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    Francisco Cordero is a useless piece of shit.

    • Carnac says:
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      @Steve, At least he’s consistent!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup… No surprise there…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, You two are lucky you’re not sitting next to me right now.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Should’ve been a cake walk with the Padres… So frustrating…

  118. Steve says:
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    For Fucks Sake!!!!! Now Bumgarner gives up a run-scoring single to Volquez!

    Aaaargggghhhh!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dah… Don’t say that…

  119. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Why and the hell do I want to see twitter feeds on the screen while I watch storage wars?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Especially not Dave’s feed… That is so obviously done by a writer hired by the network…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey, are you working for A&E?

        • Carnac says:
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          @Jack Full of Hate, No, if only because Grey doesn’t do twitter.

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Carnac, are you his agent?

          • Carnac says:
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            @Carnac, Funny story… I told him I was CIA, he thought I said CAA…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha… Nope…

    • Awesomus Maximus

      Awesomus Maximus says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate, Real question is, why do you want to watch Storage Wars? Shizz is even more fake than most “reality TV.”

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Awesomus Maximus, don’t be a hater, it’s fun. You should really think about that last statement if you consider “all” the reality TV out there.

        • Awesomus Maximus

          Awesomus Maximus says:
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          @Jack Full of Hate, The characters were decent enough for a while, but there’s just not enough meat to overcome the phoniness for me. Most of it is scripted… the participants make enough money from the show that any allusion to them caring about a few hundred bucks from a locker is barely an illusion… “interesting” items “found” in lockers are usually planted there. Takes away any of the fun the show used to be for me.

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Awesomus Maximus, I will watch it just for Barry regardless of the dumb asses they surround him with. And at the very least his modes of transportation. Not sure about the plants, but I do still believe in Santa Claus. It’s lost some of it’s season one charm, but I am limited with what I can watch in front of my kid, so it gets watched.

            Like many shows, Season one is great and every one after is the viewer waiting around to feel those season one sensations all over again, like LOST and Heroin.

            • Awesomus Maximus

              Awesomus Maximus says:
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              @Jack Full of Hate, Ah… enjoying the last few days of pushing the envelope with what I watch/play in front of my daughter. Just waiting for her to blurt out some random, inappropriate comment from Gears of War 3 to finally put her development before my entertainment.

              As for her reciting the Razzball Glossary due to the pronunciations, well… “Uncle Grey” can attend those parent-teacher conferences.

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Awesomus Maximus, HA!, baby’s mama will not let me play MW3 in front of the 5 year old daughter. The messed up part is I’ve caught her watching MTV in front of her, even Jersey Shore. I told her that it’s not OK for me to play animated violence in front of her but you can teach her how to be a whore?…yeah that fight went really well.

                her only exposure to Razzball is when I told her an elaborate version of the donkeycorn story for bed time. She loved it.

                • Awesomus Maximus

                  Awesomus Maximus says:
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                  @Jack Full of Hate, Oh man, I seriously laughed out loud at the idea of the Donkeycorn story being used for bedtime. I’ll have to remember that next time I’m desperate.

                  Yeah, Awesomus Minimus is only two. I’m sure I won’t be able to get away with anything well before she turns five. Hell, she recently noticed that the music director of her school production transposed a couple of words in a song during practice. She went and told half a dozen teachers about it before the guy even knew anyone had noticed his slip. She’s gonna’ be a nightmare.

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Awesomus Maximus, Music director of a school production? that has got to be your wife’s idea. If this is your first then I will let you in on a secret, the terrible two’s start at two and goes until they are like 25.

                    • Awesomus Maximus

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                      @Jack Full of Hate, School’s idea. Your standard end of year “graduation show” fare.

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Awesomus Maximus, mine stayed with grandma daily, didn’t have to go through that. I thought you meant you sent a two year old to dance school. my bad, had after work cocktails tonight.

                      Mine at her pre-school graduation, into a microphone, said she wanted to be a sweeper when she grows up. just give her a broom and she goes. wow, the foreshadowing of the terror I will have in the future with my little witch.

                    • Awesomus Maximus

                      Awesomus Maximus says:
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                      @Jack Full of Hate, Classic… hope that moment was captured on video.

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Awesomus Maximus, yes (I write this with my head hanging down shamefully). The audience seemed a little uncomfortable with it,a delayed clap as they had to think about it. Some kids said they wanted to be mommies or princesses. Little boys wanted to be fire fighters and pilots. But no, mine says she wants to be a sweeper cause she likes to clean. I can’t get her to pick up shit at home, but at school she’s all about it. I think she’s a comedian, just doesn’t know it.

  120. Carnac says:
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    Hey razzball hivemind, Imma let you finish, but… E. Jax, Minor or Buchholz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bucholz, Jackson

      • Carnac says:
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        @Grey, you been watching True Blood? I can’t believe I’m still doing this. Aaron Sorkin is more watchable right now.

        • Awesomus Maximus

          Awesomus Maximus says:
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          @Carnac, The writer or one of his scripts? Might actually be interesting to watch Sorkin himself… “I’ve got a great concept based on this true story, just need to tweak a few of the facts. Okay, most of the facts. Oh, and I need to ignore a few important details. Hmm… may have to make some shizz up, too. Hooray artistic license!”

          • Carnac says:
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            @Awesomus Maximus, Sorkin’s style may have worked the first couple times, but it has over-talked the shark.

            Caveat: Though annoying/grating at times, Sorkin’s writing is still better than the wiring on most reality shows.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’ve never seen True Blood, seems like a teenaged girl show… Sorkin’s hideous…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey, Anything that has to do with Vampires and ain’t named Blackula is horrendous!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I kinda agree…

          • Carnac says:
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            @Grey, The first couple seasons of True Blood had me. But, then again, I’m a sucker for Brits doing a better job playing ‘mericans than ‘mericans. Then they bit the shark.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              @Carnac, Honestly, it never looked appealing in the least to me and I usually give HBO shows the benefit of the doubt, by watching a handful of episodes…

              • Carnac says:
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                @Grey, Well, as of the last couple (three?) years, you’re not missing anything.

  121. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Quintana gave me the old cleveland streamer and didn’t even offer me a towel. It was the f-ing Twins, it was crap proof.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh… That sucks…

    • royce! says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate, Happened to me as well, but I should have known better- the Twins are 8th in the league in runs against lefties, and 4th in OPS. I just figured that both of those numbers were typos…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @royce!, wow, I took the Bimbo route, anyone starting against the Twins is good enough for me. I have really been slacking on my stats this year. Mostly has to do with the turd many of my draft picks laid.

        • royce! says:
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          @Jack Full of Hate, At least you didn’t expend energy looking up the stats just to ignore them. Smart of you!

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @royce!, I use to look at mexican League stats at 2 in the morning for kicks…

            • royce! says:
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              @Jack Full of Hate, Ha! Like Arizona Fall League stats to help you come down from the real season…I get my fix in the off-season playing MVP Baseball on the Game Cube.

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @royce!, I still got my cube, not sure why, but I do. You know you can play those games on the Wii. I’ll have to check that out, you can still pick up game cube games for like 10 bucks a pop.

  122. Chillmodious says:
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    Krispie with the slam ang legs!

    Which begs the question…who is the odd man out of my starting lineup tomorrow (Krispie currently on bench)?

    Roster:
    C – Ruiz
    1B – Youk
    2B – Espinosa
    3B – Moustakas
    SS – J. Rollins
    MI – Kipnis
    CI – Rizzo
    OF – McCutchen
    OF – Bruuuuuce
    OF – Desmond Jennings
    OF – Howie Kendrick
    OF – Cain…sugar!
    Util – Coco Crisp
    Util – Boesch

    Bench – Krispie

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jennings

      • Chillmodious says:
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        @Grey, Sad face. It’s a harsh reality I’m trying to force myself to accept.

  123. Steve says:
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    Any chance the stupid Giants can score at some stage?

    • royce! says:
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      @Steve, Nope. No chance at all. You should probably expend your good karma wishing for something that’s more likely– pigs flying, hell freezing over, or other adynata.

      • Steve says:
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        @royce!, Everyone’s a wise guy today.

        • royce! says:
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          @Steve, I was just saying that as a Padres fan. And as a Padres fan, injury prone Quentin needs to work a little harder to get out of the way of inside pitches. You’re our future! apparently…

          • Steve says:
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            @royce!, Ah, yes. Fair enough – I had forgotten your Padre-ness.

            • royce! says:
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              @Steve, From now on, I insist that you refer to me as “His Padre-ness.”

              Though considering the Padres’ history, that might just be a terrible insult… forget what I said above…

            • royce! says:
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              @Steve, Apparently the Padres won’t score either – amazing double play started by Pagan.

  124. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    Felix looks like he’s possessed by the spirit of Manse Jolly the way he’s clipping Yankees tonight. At least HBP doesn’t count against WHIP, it seems (is that right?).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It doesn’t

  125. Lubey says:
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    Even with the demotion of Duda, Valdespin doesnt start but hit a pinch hit hr.

    Snider or Valdy?

    Im leanin Snider just because it seems like he will play more……and he went deep tonight

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Snider….

  126. Poo Holes says:
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    I hate to bring up reality baseball in a fantasy land, but I’m reading a lot of things about the Marlins shopping Hanley. I heard a disgusting rumor last week of Crawford for Hanley and Heath Bell. How about the Sawx send Beckett and Mike Lowell for Hanley and call it a day? Maybe even trade Sweeney and Bailey to the A’s for Reddick? Just some thoughts…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, we talk about that for a while on the podcast for tomorrow…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey, I heard the O’s and the A’s are the two front runners for Hanley. Ouch!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Eh, O’s wouldn’t be bad… A’s belch.

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey, maybe if he goes to oaktown he can hook up with greg andersoon and “clear” a path to home run nirvana

  127. Steve says:
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    C’mon Hill, time for a dinger.

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, Ppppfffftttt.

  128. Carnac says:
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    I also heard the Marlins were shopping Buehrle for Beckett and Caballo for Mike Lowell.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! He’s still got pop!

  129. Turk Wendell says:
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    Any idea what happened to Kinsler tonight? Did he get HBP and leave the game?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ejected

  130. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    RPs should be fined $10,000 whenever they walk someone on four straight pitches… $20,000 for closers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Totally agree…

    • Carnac says:
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      @Awesomus Maximus, +1

    • Carnac says:
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      @Awesomus Maximus, Btw, LOVE the pronunciation guide in the dictionary.

  131. Chillmodious says:
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    “I am looking forward to spending the next 6-8 weeks working closely with my muscular physical therapist, Sheila”. –A-Rod, probably

  132. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    just read that dodgers got hanley! if thats true then wow.

    its good to be a dodger fan like me

    • Steve says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate, I’m seeing that too. Morosi just tweeted it and seeing quotes from Loria. Choate included too. Eovaldi going the other way along with Scott McGough.

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Steve, I’m not crazy

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