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Yost would tell you that Holland is still the closer, but Kelvin Herrera should be the closer in KC.  No, there’s no official closer change, but it’s obvious.  You really only had to watch the last two games for confirmation, and Malcolm Gladwell would tell you to Blink.  In his last game, Holland took the save to the very brink.  Herrera had opposing hitters’ bats in the clink.  In my daily diet, I eat mutton, it’s high in zinc.  I call my therapist, Saran, and this is my shrink…rap!  Sorry, I just mentally transported back to my days of Bum wine and roses when I thought I was black and I’d start freestyling.  Every teenager who thinks they’re cool right now, so did I and now I’m a fantasy baseball blogger.  Muahahahahaha… So, what I began saying was Yost can say whatever he wants on the Royals closer situation, but Herrera is the better pitcher right now, and he could be a Donkeycorn by the middle of May.  I would continue to hold Holland, but Kelvin should be owned, as well.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Wade Davis – 5 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks.  He looked better in this start than his first, but he was facing the Twins.  The same Twins who have the anime character, Florimon, in their lineup.

Alex Sanabia – 5 IP, 6 ER, 11 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Burp.  That’s an onamatosanabia.

Mike Minor – 5 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Minor and Medlen are the new M&M boys.  They don’t play hungover, carouse, drunk dial Marilyn Monroe or make faces behind Yogi Berra’s back when he’s mangling a familiar phrase.  But the new M&M boys are still Medlen and Minor.  Get used to it!

Evan Gattis – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and another home run.  Trading out cardboard for a batter’s box is working out pretty well for him.  When Gattis was walking the earth like Ricky Williams who was walking the earth like Jules from Pulp Fiction who was walking the earth like Caine in Kung Fu, I wonder if Gattis had any idea that one day he’d be spoken in the same sentence as Ron Popeil.  Prolly not.

Juan Francisco – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st home run.  In the preseason, I liked Juan-Fran and Chris Johnson, who went 2-for-5 with one RBI, but was concerned about their playing time.   They’re both getting everyday ABs right now.  Yup.

Jordan Schafer – 4-for-5, 2 runs and his first steal.  This was his first start of the year.  Don’t let Schafer get you caught up in Zimmermania.

Joel Hanrahan – Blew his first save when he gave up two dingers and 5 ER.  It’s like closers went from the standard 3 ER count to a King Kong Bundy 5 ER count.  Hanrahananananananan will remain the closer for now, but if you need to handcuff him, Bailey has been fine.  Though, he talks in a really annoying Jimmy Stewart voice.

Daniel Nava – 1-for-3, 2 runs and now has three homers in three games.  After his first homer, I told you to pick him up for a little hot schmotato action.  You waiting until he’s no longer hitting to grab him?

Brandon League – 1 IP, 2 unearned runs but got the save.  See, Hanrahananananananan, that’s how it’s done.  You get to the two count then put your leg on the rope.

Chad Billingsley – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks as he returned from the DL.  Before we all start giving Bills a reach around on the waiver wire, this start was in Petco.  Rudy drafted Bills for us in a few leagues, so I hope he gives a 3.80-ish ERA with a 7+ K-rate.  I wouldn’t expect more.

A.J. Ellis – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 1st home run, breaking the zero-zero tie with Mark Ellis, leaving him on an Ellis island all his own.

Luis Cruz – 2-for-5 with a run to raise his average to .091.  Mean’s while, Justin Sellers is hitting .190.  C’mon, Dodgers, Dee Gordon could hit that futilely and steal some bases!

Marwin Gonzalez – 2-for-3 and his 2nd homer in as many games.  Bo Porter, as played by Kevin Kline, said Marwin deserves more playing time.  That’s awesome, terrific, adjective until you realize he’s talking about a guy that may give you an 6/6 season over the whole season.  Marwin could be a hot schmotato, but the emphasis is on the schmo part.

Chris Carter – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer in the last two games.  His similarities to Ryan Howard are uncanny (he also looks like Mark Curry from Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper), so a .240 average is a possibility for Carter, but so is 40 homers.  Giddy up!

Homer Bailey – 5 IP, 7 ER, 12 baserunners, 2 Ks, as the dreaded aptronym came into play with him giving up 3 homers.  He left the game after taking a liner off his ankle, but it was more the liners going over the fence on why he was removed.  He should be fine for his next start.  Fine is obviously relative to ‘saying uncle’ Bailey.

Jake Westbrook – 9 IP, 0 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Still has yet to give up a run in 15 2/3 IP this year.  The Dave Duncan fairy dust Westbrook bought off eBay is working out nicely.  Just don’t tell him it’s really Lenny Dykstra’s grandmother’s ashes.  “Nails gotta buy some stamps at the prison commissary!”

Matt Adams – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer in 2 days.  We don’t own him in any leagues because of what Rudy said to me during a draft.  Matt Adams’s fans, who go by the name aDDams Family and dress like characters from the show while wearing over-sized bras, are praying for a Beltran or Craig injury, but right now he’s only a semi-regular.

Matt Carpenter – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs as Carpenter dropped the hammer and nailed his 1st home run.  Too bad it’s cold there in Adams’s shadow.  That’s not some metaphorical Beaches shizz; Adams is a walking solar eclipse.  Carpenter is a solid middle infield option for counting stats and average.  I wouldn’t expect much power.

Scott Sizemore – Out for the season after re-tearing his ACL.  With the luck that has befell Grady, Scott and Tom Sizemore, Chris Costner Sizemore better watch her three backs.

Eric Sogard – Should get the majority of the at-bats, replacing Sizemore.  If you pick up Sogard, you will be Sobored.

Brandon Moss – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 5 RBIs and his 2nd homer in as many games, hitting .400 on the year.  Obviously you need to bench him against tough lefties (as the A’s do), but I regret picking him up for one game and then dropping him.  Learn from my mistakes and I don’t just mean not sticking with pre-med or pre-law or pre-anything.

David Ortiz – Aiming for an April 19th return.  That should finish off JBJ’s value much like the other JBJ’s value was zapped when he starred in Pay It Forward and cut his hair.

Jackie Bradley Jr. – 0-for-2, hitting .130.  You realize all the excitement about him was because he walked three times in Opening Day.  Y’all a bunch of Michael Lewises!  Lewii?  Whatever.

Stephen Drew – 0-for-4 as he was activated.  Good to see him pick up right where he left off.

Erick Aybar – The Angels reported his heel “doesn’t look good.”  Sounds like my yearbook photo.

Ryan Madson – Could face hitters within two weeks, but still is at least a month away from being back with the Angels.  Conservatively, I’ll say he gets his first save for the Angels in the middle of June.  Libertarianly, I say let the fans choose their closer.

Mike Trout – 1-for-4 with his 1st steal.  Now hitting .278 (on a scale).

Bryce Harper – 2-for-4 with his 4th homer.  Mike Trout who?!  Yeah, I’m fickle.  What’s it to you?

Jonathan Sanchez – 3 1/3 IP, 9 ER.  That’s an uglier Sanchez than any delivered by Screech.

A.J. Pollock – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and two home runs and a steal.  The only way I envisioned Pollock depositing two balls in the seats was if he rented a blimp and indiscriminately sprayed baseballs from overhead.

Wade Miley – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Nice start at home from Hannah Arizona.  He should be normal for a few more seasons, make a movie then start tweeting self-pics of his abs.

Jason Kubel – Diamondbacks put up ten runs and Kubel did not play.  Holy sit!

Barry Zito – 7 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Rockies crush you Mile High.  Can be stopped at sea level by Barry Zito.  Can be stopped in a trench by Baked Ziti.

Brandon Crawford – 2-for-5 with a run and RBI.  Now four for last eleven with a home run.  Not remotely interesting in most formats, but for those in deep leagues he could be a hot schmotato.

Matt Moore – 5 1/3 IP, 7 baserunners (6 BBs), 5 Ks.  In that line, I pointed out the important thing to make note of.  So, that’s Moore with Walks to Remember.

Yunel Escobar – 0-for-3 and 3-for-30 on the season.  Joe Maddon’s decision to make Yunel only one of three Rays with an everyday job is looking questionable, and not questionable like on Jeopardy! but questionable like listening to anything by Good Charlotte.

Derek Holland – 8 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Having a better start to his season than the other brother from the Netherlands.  I’m not a huge fan of Derek Holland, but he’s a lot more likeable before the summer when the heat carries balls, which is also a tagline for a spay and neuter organization.

Matt Harrison – To the DL with a lower back strain.  He’s taking this whole not wanting to sleep with me to a whole new level.  Callback!

Rick Porcello – 5 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 1 K.  He pitched better than his line indicates, but his line is still awful.  That’s like having Bloomingdale’s wrap up fake doodie for your loved one’s birthday.  You didn’t just poop into a box, but you still gave your loved one fake doodie for their birthday.

Domonic Brown – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 2nd home run, hitting .242 on the year.  I’m usually a chronic rosterbator, but I’m trying to show uncommon patience with Brown, because I know in my heart of hearts he can get 20 homers, 15 steals and a solid average.  Bee tee dubya, my heart of hearts is a baboon heart I wear as a medallion around my neck.

Chase Headley – Took batting practice from both sides of the plate.  So half of the pitches went behind his back?  His current timetable is the end of the month, which would be in about three weeks.  Thanks, Kittens Playing With String calendar!

Yonder Alonso – 2-for-4 as he played 1st, 2nd and 3rd base in yesterday’s game.  Meanwhile, Gyorko went 0-for-4 and moved from 3rd to 2nd and back to 3rd base.  Well, she’s not exactly a looker, but she sure is flexible!

Nick Hundley – 4-for-4 with a run, which comes a day after hitting a homer.  Here, we embrace the two percenters, so 2% of NL-Only fantasy owners rejoice!

Shaun Marcum – Could be ready to go for the Mets by the end of next week depending on how it goes throwing rehab in St. Lucie.  If he loves Lucie, then the Mets will be out with the Laffey.

John Buck – 1-for-4 with his 5th homer.  WTB?!

Lucas Duda – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs with two homers.  What a Duda Duda day!

Gordon Beckham – Could need a DL stint.  Well, that makes it easier to drop him.  Note to March Grey, “Don’t call Beckham a sleeper under any circumstances.”  Filling in for Beckham will be Keppinger and Conor Gillaspie, who plays a mean sax, but not so much baseball.

Melky Cabrera – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his first steal on the back end of a double steal with Reyes.  That worked out just the way John Gibbons demonstrated it with two sugar packets.

Casper Wells – Claimed by the Jays.  The Blue Jays are going with the Wiffle Ball shift, starting 8 outfielders and having the batter throw the ball back to the pitcher.

Bobby LaFromboise – 1 IP, 0 ER, 2 Ks.  That’s the fruitiest reliever name since Dan Quisenberry.

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  1. a1r fann1ng says:
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    first

    also, thoughts on justin grimm who is going to replace harrison

    • Jim says:
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      @a1r fann1ng: I’m thinking of streaming Grimm against the Mariners in my absurdly deep 20-team league. Wondering what others think of him. Yes, things are looking Grimm for my team.

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        @Jim: Low K-rates throughout the minors. Might get away with it but there’s not much there.

        • Buzzdainer says:
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          @Sky: K rate isn’t as big a deal in my league, as we have a 1500-innings cap. We do count K:BB. I might re-visit the Stream-o-Nator for better options…

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            @Buzzdainer: I meant that statement as an evaluation of his talent, not for counting stats. He got lucky vs the Mariners. Lots of guys on base, not much scoring.

  2. Charles Shaw says:
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    Keep one. Zito, bedard, gee or wily? 12tm

    thanks

    • Paul Wilson says:
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      @Charles Shaw:

      Zito looks safest

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Jim: Might get away with hit but his minor league stats don’t leave you with much @Charles Shaw: Gee/Wily have the most upside. I’d prefer that over streamable arms like Bedard/Zito

  3. RyKo says:
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    I know you’ll tell me to hold out on Ike, but with zero back up 1B should I be cutting Bauer in a Keeper league to pick up Reynolds, Moss or Carter?

    Thing is I probably won’t even keep Bauer, but it’s a Weekly lineups, & I don’t think any of those 3 are worth starting over Ike, Middlebrooks, Crawford or Brown – who are my current 1B/UTIL options (2 UTIL’s)

    I’m also the Arencibia guy (for now) so more sub .250 hitters don’t seem worth it right now..

    Pull the trigger or wait it out.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @RyKo: Pick up Carter and drop Bauer, especially if you have no intentions of keeping him.

  4. ChrisH says:
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    Maybe this is crazy. Maybe I want too badly to be a part of the inevitable Prince Fielder SB train. Maybe I’m taking the “nothing is sacred in P land” attitude too far. Here’s the trade.

    SEND: Jason Grilli, Matt Harvey, Paul Goldschmidt
    GET: Prince Fielder

    Yes? No? Maybe?

    • The Talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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      @ChrisH: absolutely not

    • Hunter says:
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      @ChrisH:

      Take Harvey out of there, and I’d think about doing the trade if you love Fielder.

      But do not do the trade as it stands…way way way too much.

    • tarqaryan says:
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      @ChrisH: the difference between Godly & Prince is not a Grand Canyon gap to have to include Harvey. If he is insistent on getting a SP in return its gotta be a lower tier pitcher like Cahill or Lohse. Someone good/ok but not someone of Harvey’s quality. Include Grilli if you like, he will be ok but SAGNOF

      • tarqaryan says:
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        @tarqaryan: oops. Wish I had an edit button so I could change godly for goldy. Dam auto correct, yeah that’s the ticket

    • supra says:
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      @ChrisH: Leaving Grilli aside, I think you prob get more value out of Harvey/Goldy this season over Fielder. They are both looking real good so far. If you got a nice top 30 SP you were comfortable with included… then that might be something to consider.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Will: Zito, is that you?

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: HAHAHHAHAHAHA!

  5. Fister Furbush says:
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    The melky Cabrera one was hilarious(among others)

    Lafromboise means Strawberry grower in French. Cool eh? Meh

    Now my question, pick you’re favorite pool of players please and thank you.

    Pool A: Yovani Gallardo, Melky Cabrera, Jake Peavy, Carlos Beltran

    Pool B: Chris Davis, Auston Jackson, Paul Konerko, Barry Zito

    • DrEasy says:
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      @Fister Furbush: Pardon my French, but Lafromboise means “the raspberry” (it should really be LafrAmboise but oh well), and so he should really be adopted as the aptronym mascot for this site!

      • Fister Furbush says:
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        @DrEasy:

        Thank you doctor, Mon français est très rouillé.

  6. ferris says:
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    I like that Matt Carpenter is solid for “counting stats and average”? What else is there? Real baseball skill?

    • c0wfunk says:
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      @ferris: home runs and stolen bases?

      • jason batteiger says:
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        @c0wfunk: i used to think there were only 2 kinds, counting and ratios/average. But i’m guessing homer/steal are in their own section since they are “skill” stats, because they don’t come from simply where in lineup one hits like RBI’s/Runs.

        • c0wfunk says:
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          @jason batteiger: yeah exactly what I’m thinking… To me counting stats are the ones the player has less control over, ie., as you say, RBIs n runs

  7. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    Am I just being dizzy or did Gillespie play trumpet not sax?

    Drop Ike for Chris Carter? I’ve got room to bench Ike, but even when he does come back from the dead I still won’t be able to start him against lefties, whereas Carter’s splits aren’t that bad.

  8. oaktown a's says:
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    Dusty Baker mentioned Cingrani the other day. Gotta like the toothpick thoughts on that. Which of these 3 minor league pitchers do you think comes up soonest? And could u rank them on this season only? Thanks Grey and pumpin me up on the Herrera intro!! Love that guy rt now!

    Cole, Cingrani, Hultzen??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @oaktown a’s: No problem…. Will have Cingrani thoughts tomorrow in Buy/Sell… Cingrani, Hultzen…. You should ask Scott, our prospect writer…

  9. EmporersMonkey says:
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    I’ve got the sinking feeling that Jason Heyward’s wrist injury from spring training is more of a problem than he is letting on, much like his secret shoulder problem from a few years back.

    • Eddy says:
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      @EmporersMonkey:

      Heyward has the lowest BABIP of anyone in baseball at .050. His walk and K-Rate are not bad (14% and 20%). It’s only a matter of time before he strings 8-9 good games and rights the ship.

      Not a bad buy low candidate if an owner is getting impatient.

  10. Quintero says:
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    Good sir, leonys Martin or Matt Adams in long term dynasty league? Thanks in advance!

      • JoeC says:
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        @Grey: “Don’t get fuckin’ Matt Adams. He won’t make the team”.

        That quote makes me laugh every damn time I read it. I’m considering having it tattooed on my body (no, not a tramp stamp!).

        • Grey

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          Yeah, it’s classic and I don’t think I will ever stop linking to it…

  11. Bump Bailey's Ghost says:
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    14th (ish. I still have to type the message)!
    Good morning, Razzballers. The coffee was great, thanks for asking. I just wanted to post and let Jack Full of Hate know that Mr Seager is officially on the waiver wire. What’s that, Kyle? You’re about to go on a HR binge and steal 15 bases in the next two weeks? Well that can only mean that you were on Grey’s roster and he dropped you too!
    Welcome to the club, Mr Billingsley.
    Oh, and Go Astros.

  12. Bump Bailey's Ghost says:
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    15th!
    I forgot to ask: Infante, Peralta, or Rutledge in a 10 team mixed? I have Rutledge, but I might have a crush on Infante in that lineup. I feel like people are always on base in front of him and the lineup turns over to awesomeness behind him. Thoughts?

  13. Steve says:
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    Hmmm. Gammons just told me on Twitter that in his last 10 starts (incl playoffs), Zito is 9-0 with a 1.63 ERA.

    Not saying a person needs to run out and pick him up, but it’s not too shabby…

    • The Guru

      The Guru says:
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      Peter Gammons told me Steve Balboni was the top prospect in the 1977 Cape Code League. Then he answered a “call” with his shoe and passed out in his soup.

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve: Well I thought it was interesting.

    • JoeC says:
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      @Steve: I just don’t buy it. I mean, it’s a good story and I’m glad he’s been able to salvage some success from that albatross of a contract because I think he’s a good guy, but he’s just a soft-tosser. These Jamie Moyer types always get beat with a bat over the head in the end. I think that’s what will happen with Zito. You’ve already seen the best that he can do, now here comes the worst.

  14. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Drop Doumit for Gattis at C?

    Drop Ike Davis or mini-donkey for Nava? I’m loaded at 1B with Pujouls and Goldshizz (Util) but my league has a second Util spot. I was using Davis but have him on the bench and mini-donkey in that spot. I’m thinking of picking up Nava and dropping one of the others to play a hot bat.

    • Beardcrabs says:
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      @Mr. Rickey: eat your soup while its still hot…

  15. Tigres says:
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    “the fruitiest reliever name since Dan Quisenberry” has me laughing into my morning coffee… Drop Hicks for Cingrani in a keeper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tigres: Fruity line was Rudy… I’d hold Hicks for now…

  16. The Talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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    I’ve been keeping my eye on Gillaspie for the wsox. He’s got a good eye for the ball, should be a high average low everything else guy. but may be a good MI stop gap in an AL only league.

  17. LIL MEHO EATS TACOS says:
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    JOSH RUTTLEDGE

    FANTASY ALBATROSS…..sucks

  18. BringDaPain says:
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    Duda, Gattis, or Chris Carter for homeruns? Also, Rutledge or Segura at shortstop? I’m thinking Segura, but I hate to drop Rut since he’ll have 2nd base eligibility in two more games. Thanks guys!

  19. TOFU STANGLER says:
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    AGREED MR Rutledge is killing my team as well. When he gets dropped in the lineup he’ll be fodder…

    bad bad call on Rutledge

    • VinWins

      VinWins says:
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      @TOFU STANGLER: Wow, you agree with yourself. That must make you happy.

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @TOFU STANGLER: wow…because the season is set in stone a week and a half in.

    • Wake Up says:
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      @TOFU STANGLER: If I were you…I would ask for my money back…

  20. jason batteiger says:
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    after my first 4 starts being Peavy,Gee,Bailey,and Milone (yay a win) i’m at 1-3 with a mid 11 era/ 2.27 whip and only 5 more starts for the week. 16 team H2H league with Losses as a category. Opponent has similar start amount left. Which leads to a few questions. My next 5 starts are
    Scherzer (at Colon)
    Niese (at Worley)
    Happ (at Mendoza)
    Peavy (at Myers)
    Gee (at Correia, this start wasn’t there a day back, so I lose fri’s Fiers but pick this up)
    1. It looks like Fiers start is only skipped due to rainout Weds. Is this true or has he lost his roster spot?
    2. I’m having the idea of trying really hard to win the win/K categories and say screw it (even though my opp has the same 1-3 record with his own mid 6 era)about losses, since I have nothing to lose with era/whip. This being the plan please pick 2 (but not 2 from same day) of these streamers
    Fri – Worley (vs Niese)
    Quintana (at Masterson)
    Garland (at Ross)
    Mendoza (vs Happ)
    Sat Diamond (vs Harvey)
    Harrell (at Richards)
    Richards (vs Harrell)
    Saunders (vs Ogando)
    Sun Myers (vs Peavy)
    Slowey (vs Halladay)
    Correia (vs Gee)
    Tepesch (at Maurer)
    de la Rosa (at Richard)
    I’m thinking the picks are between Worley/Slowey/Correia/Tepesch, but wanted your input here.
    3. Please rank Ackley/K.Johnson/M.Ellis going forward (this year only). Have Ellis, just dropped K.Johnson for hot bat/fill in on slow day (Schierholtz/Marwin g.), and Ackley was just dropped for similar reasons.
    4. Out of the long list of streamers, are any already better to have than Fiers? His spring and first start were garbage but i’m inclined to hold, at least for a while to see.
    Very much appreciate your expertise, especially with pitchers being your specialty.

      • jason batteiger says:
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        @Grey: stream-0-nator up for the pitcher questions, thanks grey, it beat me to my post by a few hours.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Gavin: @Grey: also he’s not really K’ing much. Don’t know his exact BABIP but i’d bet he’s getting fairly unlucky there. I’m most worried about all the infield groundouts than the avg/obp.

      • jason batteiger says:
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        @Gavin: yes i do have a bit of time on my hands, especially when it comes to my own fantasy teams or general baseball player info. You gotta teach me someday how to find enough time to show up at message boards to make funny comments like yours seemingly indicating a certain level of nerd-dom of other people on said board. Glad to be here making you feel better about yourself.

  21. The Turk says:
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    In a league that rates bb/9 and h/9 and counts K’s, innings and W’s ….. Who do you like: the aforementioned Barry Zito,, E. Santana or Masterson? All FA’s. Or should I stick with Gee, who pitches next in the rare Coors air? In other words, which on of these guys that I don’t trust should I trust?

    • jason batteiger says:
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      @The Turk: not santana. also, gee’s monday start that you’re referring to has been moved up to sun, when they play at MIN, so much better situation than in COL, where he, and many others, should be benched with aplomb.

  22. papasmurf says:
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    Janssen’s job just got a little safer. Santos having “triceps” soreness again. He maintains it’s nothing. Of course. Perhaps Delabar is next in line if both go down.

    I streamed Nava for one game and was nava so happy before I played a BOS hitter in my lineup. Had to drop him right away though cuz of roster change needs.

    My offense is so lousy this year that 4 out of the 9 homers my team has hit so far are from streamers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @papasmurf: Stop streaming ‘em and start keepin’ em…

      • papasmurf says:
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        @Grey: Unfortunately I can’t keep them. I am in a 16 team league so my “starting” OF of Stanton, BJ and Soriano cannot be dropped. I am basically rotating with guys like Nava and Reimold off waivers based on matchups. I also picked up Gattis and had to punt Ramos since the latter isn’t the “starter” and hits 8th.

        It just sucks when my OF has less than 5 RBI between the 3 of them (seriously, do they even have 3? I don’t wanna check). I can’t do anything but to micro manage as best as I can now. I’ve been pretty lucky with streamers so far but the starters need to get it going soon.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn, that sucks…

  23. Chad Donaldson says:
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    Rate this deal please…I receive Heyward for Fowler/Middlebrooks keeper league. No brainer, right?

    I own Longo and Machado and want to unload a 3b.

    Thanks

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Chad Donaldson: I wouldn’t call it a no-brainer. But I’d like to see what Grey says.

      • oppo taco says:
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        you have solid options at 3B and youre getting best player, i’d pull the trigger

  24. Eddy says:
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    Good morning, Grey!

    Random suggestion for the blog. In future rundowns, throw a number next to each hot schmotatoe in the order you’d pick them up. Often times I find myself wondering whom would you rather have among X,Y and Z when they were all listed. Assigning some sort of order, would go a long way in reducing the repetitive questions.

    Or maybe they’re already in order of appearance in the rundown? If not, maybe even just listing the names at the end of a rundown in order?

    Just a few thoughts. Keep it up!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eddy: Will consider it…

  25. Frank Lynch says:
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    Hey Grey,

    • supra says:
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      @Frank Lynch: The person you are trying to reach is not in right now, please leave a message after the tone.

  26. Aaron says:
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    Grey,
    When I heard that Yonder Alonso played 2B last night, it caught my attention. I drafted Ackley for $1 hoping for top-10 numbers. Of course, he’s off to a slow start. I could use more BA, but would I be giving up too many R and SB if I made the switch? Would you drop Ackley for Alonso? One game at a position earns eligibility for the current season in our league. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Aaron: Sure, go with Alonso…

    • Fooch says:
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      @Aaron: 1 game? wow. of course you drop ackley for alonso.

      if i see SD do this again in april i’m making the speculative add in the hopes that alonso gains 2b/MI eligibility in leagues with standard settings.

  27. Frank Lynch says:
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    Hey Grey, I sent you my picks before and Sky said for me to change Chen for Jim Henderson…I know it’s only been 3 days in my league but before that I haven’t seen a great run. Can you give me advise ion something that you might do to your pitching squad if it were yours? I’ve been getting mad negative numbers.. It especially pisses me of when in the 6th round my computer sighned off and automaticlly picked Starlin Castro instead of Cliff Lee… I know I wrote allot and my bad but please help me? BTW Ilove your blogs there funny as ISH!!! I loved the Romain lettuce having 2 jobs was awesome
    Mat Latos
    Cole Hamels
    Wei-Yin Chen
    Shelby Miller
    Roy Halladay
    Brett Anderson
    Jeff Samardzija
    Hisashi Iwakuma
    Greg Holland
    JJ putz

  28. Frank Lynch says:
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    Hey Grey, I sent you my picks before and Sky said for me to change Chen for Jim Henderson…I know it’s only been 3 days in my league but before that I haven’t seen a great run. Can you give me advise ion something that you might do to your pitching squad if it were yours? I’ve been getting mad negative numbers.. It especially pisses me of when in the 6th round my computer sighned off and automaticlly picked Starlin Castro instead of Cliff Lee… I know I wrote allot and my bad but please help me? BTW Ilove your blogs there funny as ISH!!! I loved the Romain lettuce having 2 jobs was awesome
    Mat Latos
    Cole Hamels
    Wei-Yin Chen
    Shelby Miller
    Roy Halladay
    Brett Anderson
    Jeff Samardzija
    Hisashi Iwakuma
    Greg Holland
    JJ putz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Frank Lynch: Thanks! Henderson makes sense there…

  29. Schizer says:
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    Start Haren today @ Chicago?

    • CL says:
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      @Schizer:

      I’d like to hear what Grey says about this too.

      Right now, Haren is benched for me until further notice. How can a “first half guy” suck in the first half?!

      • supra says:
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        @CL: I just posted the same question below… Haren a $20+ on Stream-O-Nator…

        • byron from austin says:
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          @supra:

          hell no don’t start haren.

        • Wake Up says:
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          @supra: He’ll probably say…I told you not to draft him…

          • CL says:
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            @Wake Up: Haren has been on my dynasty team for 5 years. I wonder, is it time to set him free to make room? I know it’s April 11, but he’s messed with my emotions for years.

            • Wake Up says:
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              @CL: tough for me to be objective…not a fan of his…

              • supra says:
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                @Wake Up: Ha, just grabbed him off of waivers 2 days ago… worth a shot for the moment. Was gonna let him sit for a few starts to see what happens… but S-O-N love him long time today!

      • Schizer says:
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        @CL: I have him in my lineup for now but I’m a little nervous about it. I feel like the only way the sox can score is the long ball…and haren is a gopher ball addict so…

    • Hawk says:
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      @Schizer:

      When dealing with questionable pitchers, It’s better to miss one good start than absorb bad ones while waiting for the good.

  30. Mike says:
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    Grey,

    Nice article as always.

    Would you dump Bailey for Miley at this point?

    These are my starters:

    Homer Bailey
    Jeff Samardzija
    Dan Haren
    Matt Harvey
    Matt Moore
    Mike Minor

    Thanks…

    Mike.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: I wouldn’t…

  31. Blue says:
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    I’ve got Kimbrel, Holland, and Boggs as relievers (12 team 5×5). Options:
    1) Hold them all and roll the dice
    2) Handcuff Holland with Herrera
    3) Handcuff Boggs with Rosenthal
    4) Drop my bottom SP (Shelby Miller/Marco Estrada) for Rosenthal/Herrera

    • supra says:
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      @Blue: I would hold your SP, relievers are so volatile and silly to carry all 5. I grabbed Rosie and dumped Boggs after his meltdown cause I was pissed. But Holland and Herrera seem to be in a share for the moment, until Holland blows another one, so just be ready to pounce.

  32. CL says:
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    Speaking of fickle…

    Hold Rutledge longer, or pick up Lowrie(!), Kozma, or one of several other schmohawks on the wire?

    • supra says:
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      @CL: I think you gotta grab Lowrie at this point… wish I had.

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @CL: I would grab Lowrie and find a way to hold onto Rutledge, Lowrie will go on the DL in the next month, but enjoy the ride while it lasts

      • CL says:
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        @Jack Full of Hate: Thanks, but given the nature of my dynasty league, Rutledge being a pickup this season early on as a whim, I gotta dump him for Lowrie. Rutledge may get benched anyway…? I’m currently fluctuating between 1st & 2nd place and I know SS is my weak spot.

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @CL: I don’t think Rutledge gets benched in real life

      • CL says:
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        @Jack Full of Hate: Scratch it all. I dumped Rutledge for Alcides Escobar. He plays full years.

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @CL: Escobar is nice, I like him ROS

          • CL says:
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            @Jack Full of Hate: Good. I like shaking out on the same page by kicking ideas around.

  33. Chris says:
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    Hello Grey,

    Morning.

    Please advice if you prefer Brandon Moss or Brandon Belt for my bench spot?

    Also, should I stay patience with 3B Pedro Alvarez? I can add Scutaro, Callaspo, Juan Francisco?

    Thanks,
    Chris

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Chris: Moss, I would hold on Pedro

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Chris: I’d cut Pedro…he has 31 K’s in 30 AB’s

      • oppo taco says:
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        you had to know that the K’s and low avg were coming when you signed on for pedro, you drafted him for HR potential which he still has, Id hold

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Wake Up: but when he hits 6 HR’s next week we will all want him

  34. yeshcheese says:
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    Wow Grey your lead-in blurb on fantasy RSS/roundup sites sounds very scholarly:

    “Yost Asks Holland If He Minds Going Dutch
    Razzball | Apr 11th, 7:15am
    Yost would tell you that Holland is still the closer, but Kelvin Herrera should be the closer in KC. No, there’s no official closer change, but it’s obvious. You really only had to watch the last two games for confirmation, and Malcolm Gladwell would tell…” [CLICK FOR MORE]

    And then they click and BAM! Freestyle Willy! “But he looked so scholarly with that impressive mustache…but he wears a baboon heart medallion?”

  35. Nate says:
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    Thoughts on Duda? I drafted him last year as a late round flier and he lasted all of 3 weeks on my roster… do you like him ROS? Should I be concerned about Ike Davis playing time?

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Nate: tough call on Duda, will probably go 0 for 4 tomorrow. If you own him, you sit him against lefties. You need to be crunching the splits with guys like him

      • byron from austin says:
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        @Jack Full of Hate:

        duda won’t go 0-4 tomorrow, he hits worley very well.

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @byron from austin: never in that monster park

          • AA says:
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            @Jack Full of Hate: It isn’t going to matter. We just got 6+ inches of snow!!!

            • Jack Full of Hate says:
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              @AA: ball doesnt travel well in the snow

  36. Drew Chainz says:
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    Ummmmmmm. Chris Davis continues going HAM. Could he get a little love in the blurbs Grey?!

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Drew Chainz: If the hottest player in FBB is still available in your league…you should probably pick him up (You should also probably find a better league)…

      • Drew Chainz says:
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        @Wake Up: hey guy. #1 I wasn’t speaking to you. #2 I just want a blurb on CD so suckit

  37. Frank Lynch says:
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    Hey Buddy, Roy Halladay is is already or should I say finally off the can’t cut list.. What do you think about picking up Barry Zito for him? He had A great playoff and world series and’s continueing this year.

  38. Brent Anderson says:
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    Everyone,

    12-team Roto League (HR, OBP R, RBI, SLG, SB, ERA, INN, K/9, QS, S, WHIP)
    C – Arencibia
    1B – I. Davis
    2B – B. Phillips
    3B – D. Wright
    CI – M. Cuddyer
    MI – J. Segura
    OF – S. Choo
    OF – T. Frazier
    OF – M. Saunders
    OF – G. Stanton
    OF – J. Upton
    U – S. Marte
    U – N. Reimold
    B – V. Martinez
    B – J. Valdespin
    RP – M. Boggs
    RP – S. Casilla
    SP – D. Gee
    SP – Z. Greinke
    SP – B. McCarthy
    SP – T. Milone
    SP – B. Norris
    SP – J. Parker
    SP – W. Peralta
    RP – G. Perkins
    RP – V. Pestano
    RP – D. Robertson
    RP – S. Romo
    SP – H. Ryu
    SP – C. Tillman
    SP. J. Zimmerman

    What do you think?

    I’m currently leading the league thanks to my offense so far as I lead in every category. However, my pitching leaves much to be desired. What do you guys thinks of offering Choo for Matt Moore? Or should I just hold tight with the team I have right now?

    Kudos on the great site.

  39. supra says:
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    Dan Haren is an over $20 start on Stream-O-Nator for today… I just grabbed him off waivers 2 days ago, was gonna sit him for a few starts, but my numbers ( 4.82 / 1.45) already suck this week cause of Boggs.

    Are you guys starting Haren?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @supra: I wouldn’t… SON or not…

  40. Keith says:
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    Grey let’s talk eh? So I was unable to attend my draft because of an unavoidable circumstance. My buddy drafted the following outfield… (we can play 3 of’s and a DH) its a deep 12 team mix h2h

    Beltran
    Crisp
    D. Jennings
    Matt Holliday
    Tori Hunter
    Carl Crawford
    David Ortiz

    I need pitching badly… any ideas? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Keith: Trade Holiday and try to get the best SP you can… Throw in Hunter with Holiday if it doesn’t work at first…

  41. EK says:
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    How would you rank these ROY for a H2H league:

    Henderson
    League
    Herrera
    Fujikawa
    Boggs

    • Tio says:
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      @EK:

      As of NOW:

      1. League, 2. Fujikawa 3. Henderson 4. Boggs 5. Herrera

      If Herrera outright wins the job he could end up being first.

  42. Chris says:
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    Two questions, both in CBS weekly lineup change formats:

    Dan Murphy with a hot bat in Colorado or Jose Altuve?

    Dan Haren in Miami or Neise in Colorado?

    • Tio says:
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      @Chris:

      I would go with Murphy & Haren. But if Haren can’t get the marlins out any faith in him is long gone. Rockies have been playing pretty well so far and we all know about the Coors effect.

      • Chris says:
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        @Tio: I figured

  43. frank rizzo says:
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    In Moore’s defense, he was dancing around the K zone all day but not getting the calls. Maybe it’s because of his wild past so the ump wasn’t giving him an inch but that K zone was tiny yesterday. Obviously Moore was missing his spots since the itty-bitty strike zone was established early on, but he was not missing by much. Texas hitters were patient and forced Moore to throw to them. They had no choice but to be patient and hope for walks because they couldn’t hit the ball. (1 bloop from Gentry)

    • Tio says:
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      @frank rizzo:

      The term “wildly effective” comes to mind.

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @frank rizzo: is it me or do the umps keep getting worse every year?

      • JoeC says:
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        @Jack Full of Hate: I have to agree. I’m not normally a “bash the officials” type of guy, but the umpiring this year has been atrocious. That strike 3 call on Zobrist in Texas to end the game the other day was just the most prominent of the lot. I keep seeing missed call after missed call.

        Replay, you can’t come soon enough to the game. And I seriously would be down with a Cyclops-style (the one they use in tennis) strike-calling machine. Let’s take the human element out of the mix. It’s ruining the damn game!

  44. trick dad says:
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    ackley or gyorko?
    h2h 12-team points league. thanks.

    • Tio says:
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      @trick dad:

      Gyorko.. Ackley has been hitting for no power.

  45. At 1:30am espn flash on screen that Allen Webster is going to Boston- looks like the best keep secret since I do not see anything on this

      • Red Sox Blog
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        At long last, starter-turned-reliever Alex Wilson called up

        Comments 0

        April 10, 2013 6:43 pm

        By Brian MacPherson

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cool…

  46. Huge Caulk says:
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    Strategy question:
    H2h – 6×6 – keeper – salary cap – HR, R, RBI, STL, OBP, AVG. ERA, WHIP, SV, QS, K, K/9…no limit for starting everyday players, pitchers have 14 starts per week…

    Should I focus more on bench bats instead of extra pitching so I have full coverage thru the week? I only have 2 bench spots for batters right now. So, for example, today I’m getting killed bc I only have 4 everyday players playing due to the light schedule. The schmo I’m this week playing has almost full coverage and will gain definitely on me in 4 categories HR, H, RBI, STL today. With the extra pitching, I usually only win 2 categories K and QS. I have 13 piTchers and 12 hitters on my roster now. I have read the strategy on H2H but wondered if in my specific league i need to make adjustments. Still new to this, appreciate the responses….

    • Tio says:
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      @Huge Caulk:

      My advice without seeing your lineup would be that it is better to stockpile arms at the beginning of the year, see who pans out and get rid of guys that are bad.

      You don’t want to cut a pitcher with value in favor of a mediocre second catcher so you have a guy to play on the Sunday day game or Thursday matinee.

      That said, it is nice to have a utility knife guy…scutaro, prado, zobrist, carpenter who have multi-position eligibility and will help your team. Most of these guys are already owned.

  47. David says:
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    Starting Tillman today vs BOS. Worried about ERA and WHIP.

  48. byron from austin says:
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    mornin, grey!

    trying to choose between chris carter, lucas duda, or daniel nava as a bench bat/5th outfielder.

    i def want duda tomorrow, vs worley, but should i take a chance on carter for the rest of the year? my team can handle the shit avg.

    • Tio says:
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      @byron from austin:

      I’d lean toward Duda… better team, better OBP, but that could change in a couple weeks. Duda has a ton of talent, but hasn’t seemed to realize it yet. He will hit for higher average and score more runs that Chris Carter.

  49. Eric Riptide says:
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    @ Anyone: Who’s the better pitcher to own for the rest of the year? Guthrie or Gee?

    • Tio says:
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      @Eric Riptide:

      I am sticking with Gee despite getting torched.

      • Eric Riptide says:
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        @Tio: Thank you. He seems to be the better pitcher, and lots of studs got rocked on this past Sunday, so maybe this was just a hiccup for Gee. Guthrie had a nice first game, a meh second game, and is at the Braves next week in his next start. I guess I’ll just ride with Gee for a while and hope to see fewer stinkers like the one against Philly.

        • Wake Up says:
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          @Eric Riptide: I’m holding Gee too

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Eric Riptide: gee, it was one game in that little league park in Philly

    • Beardcrabs says:
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      @Eric Riptide: thank god i sat him @PHI…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: he looks like a pizza bagel sans mustache

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          My boy!

  50. Big Mike says:
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    On possible my last ever visit to the website of a particular sports behemoth, I reviewed their parade of the “top 150 hitters” going forward this season.

    There are 30 teams with 8 regular lineup spots, plus 15 DH slots, making a maximum of 255 everyday jobs (platoons obviously lower the number of hitters with everyday jobs).

    The Cardinals were 5th in ML in runs last year, their center fielder plays every day and is cemented into the leadoff spot, and is a career .298 hitter through 2+ full seasons. He’s not on their list. Thoughts?

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Big Mike: I think he’s one of those players that is a lot more useful in real baseball than in FBB…

      • Big Mike says:
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        @Wake Up: I agree with that, but even for fantasy purposes, you’ve got a guy who’s going to score a ton of runs, hit for plus average, and kick in a couple HR and SB. He’s a strong plus in two 5×5 categories, a possible plus in SB, and neutral in the other two. Assuming he doesn’t get hurt, he’ll generate 650 PA, and easily score 100+ runs.

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @Big Mike: thats alot to assume on a guy that has never had 500 AB’s in a year. The only thing that makes him remotely interesting is the age and injury proneness of Beltran. The Cardinals have Taveras and I’m not sure they want him to sit in AAA all year. The guy has a game changing bat. I would view Jay as a fill in on your team until something better comes along, which will. Jay won’t win your league for you.

          Out of curiosity, how many OF spots you got to work with?

          • Big Mike says:
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            @Jack Full of Hate: I’m not expecting Jay to pull a Mike Trout – he’s not that player. But he’s young, has speed and a little pop, and is a consistent producer for avg/obp. My point was just that its silly not to put him in the top 150 hitters – given the lineup and his contact rate, he’ll keep scoring at a good clip. I’ll bet Oscar sits in AAA a lot longer than you think, barring injury.

            My league uses LF/RF/CF/OF, and a util. The Federalist is my OF until Reimold starts hitting again.

            • Wake Up says:
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              @Big Mike: I pick him up when he’s hitting too…hot schmotato

            • Jack Full of Hate says:
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              @Big Mike: I would be looking to upgrade, keep your eyes open. Runs are nice, but best case scenario is 12/20 guy and that just puts me to sleep. It’s like having Infante, he does the job but with nothing great attached to it.

            • JoeC says:
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              @Big Mike: He had 19 steals in 500 PAs last year. And 4 home runs. Yay. He did score 70 runs, so there’s that, but top 150? Probably not.

  51. The Dredd Pirate says:
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    Is this to much for CarGo or any guy at that ranking ish?

    I send, Latos Bruce Cruz and Cishek. my pitching would be fine without Latos.

    • Tio says:
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      @The Dredd Pirate:

      I think you are giving up too much. Bruce and Cruz combined will outproduce Cargo and you have to consider who you would plug into your lineup void. Latos is a borderline ace. I would not do this trade unless you get something else back.

      • Fungus says:
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        @Tio: Cargo

  52. Jack says:
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    Would you drop Ethier for Dominic Brown? Just in case in matters:

    12 team yahoo redraft league with 6×6 h2h scoring

    C: Salvador Perez
    1B: Fielder
    2B: Neil Walker
    SS: Alcides Escobar
    3B: Evan Longoria
    OF: Trout, Rios, Willingham
    UTL: Carl Crawford, Konerko
    Bench: Adam Dunn, Hosmer, Ethier
    DL: Corey Hart

    SP: Jered Weaver, Madison Bumgarner, Mat Latos, Brandon Morrow, Matt Harvey, Mike Minor, Jeremy Hellickson, Julio Teheran, Patrick Corbin
    RP: Andrew Bailey
    DL: Colby Lewis

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Jack: hold Ethier

    • oppo taco says:
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      @Jack i’d hold Ethier as well but brown is worth a flier. I’d consider dropping corbin

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @oppo taco: taco’s got it right, Ididn’t even notice Corbin there

  53. Brendan says:
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    I’m looking to add Franklin Gutierrez (SEA-OF) and Matt Carpenter (STL-1B,3B,OF) but need to drop two players. This is a 12-team Rotisserie league. Here’s my roster:

    C Wilin Rosario (COL-C)
    1B Adrian Gonzalez (LAD-1B,OF)
    2B Rickie Weeks (MIL-2B)
    3B Mark Trumbo (LAA-1B,3B,OF)
    SS Erick Aybar (LAA-SS)
    OF Josh Reddick (OAK-OF)
    OF Josh Hamilton (LAA-OF)
    OF Matt Kemp (LAD-OF)
    UTIL J.P. Arencibia (TOR-C)
    UTIL Travis Hafner (UTIL)
    BN Trevor Plouffe (MIN-3B,OF)
    BN David Ortiz (BOS-1B) DL
    BN Hanley Ramirez (LAD-3B,SS) DL

    SP Lance Lynn (STL-SP,RP)
    SP Tim Hudson (ATL-SP)
    RP Jim Henderson (MIL-RP)
    RP Casey Janssen (TOR-RP)
    P Ryan Madson (LAA-RP) DL
    P C.J. Wilson (LAA-SP)
    P Max Scherzer (DET-SP)
    P Ian Kennedy (ARI-SP)
    BN Jose Valverde (DET-RP) NA
    BN Jered Weaver (LAA-SP) DL

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Brendan: I don’t see the need for the big fragu, but when carpenter you will have a back up for when weeks gets hurt, don’t worry he will get hurt. I think you need to get some better pitching, I would drop Valverde for a starter or use the spot to stream

  54. MattW says:
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    Grey,

    12 team H2H w/ OBP instead of AVG.

    My Team:
    Hitters – Perez, AuShizz, Phillips, Miggy, Espinosa, Aybar, Sandoval, Jones, Shin-Soo, Marte, Machado, Alcides

    Pitchers – Medlen, Scherzer, Peavy, Zimmerman, Latos, Miller, Maholm, Grilli, Cishek

    Would you trade Latos and Phillips for Stanton?

    I feel like I am short Power, and I could plug in Espinosa at 2B and move Alcides from bench to MI.

    Thanks for an answer to a long question!

    -Matt

  55. stynyr says:
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    Hey Grey,

    You gave me your blessing to drop Teheran for Herrera but should I wait until his start tomorrow to see what happens?

    • stynyr says:
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      @stynyr: Teheran’s, of course…

      • Tio says:
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        @stynyr:

        It depends on your league format to me….if it is 10 team and non-keeper, teheran is safe to drop. Hererra would be speculative at this point but with a huge return if he seizes the job full-time.

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @stynyr: there is no one else lower than Tehran

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @stynyr: Sure, if you need the start…

  56. CHRIS L says:
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    At this point who is a safer own:
    Benoit: det
    Bailey: bos?

    Thanks

    • Tio says:
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      @CHRIS L:

      Benoit… better team, clear shot at save chances.

  57. Commish Cauda says:
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    deep 20-team H2H-Points league

    Who to pick-up for bench depth with MI spot starting/injury replacement upside?

    Mike Aviles
    Eduardo Escobar
    Marwin Gonzalez

  58. Jon says:
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    Between Adams, Moss and Carter, who has the chance of being ranked highest at the end of this season and/or going into 2014? Is it Adams with a full-time job, or Carter with 40 bombs?

    • Tio says:
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      @Jon:

      It depends on your scoring system.

      I expect Moss to be rated higher in standard formats with higher OBP/AVG but more HRs for Carter. I like Adams, but there is so much depth in STL and it is hard to see him getting a ton of PT to put up top numbers without an injury.

      • Jon says:
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        @Tio: H2H standard 5×5 scoring

  59. chillmodious says:
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    Morning, Grey. Would you mind offering an opinion on Sal Perez? I’m Popeiling him (and rightfully so), but Gattis is out there begging me to grab him (in the non-sexual way… I think) and let Sal ride the bench until he heats up (hopefully). I share your aversion to bench bats and carrying two catchers, and here I’m contemplating both, but I could use some power in my lineup right now. How real is Gattis, and what do you think about the above scenario? Thank you!

  60. Project Merkin says:
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    Anyone streaming/starting Hughes against the Indians today? Kinda like it….Better than Vargas vs Oak?

    • Tio says:
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      @Project Merkin:

      Check the weather… supposed to be really wet in Cleveland. And yes, I do like Hughes better as Santana likely will be out and they aren’t scoring much past 2 games.

    • flowlikeH2O says:
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      @Project Merkin: Hughes is fighting off a stomach bug. He will probably start but not be 100%. Hard to quantitate that but at the very least its an additional risk involved w/ streaming Hughes tonight. I can’t say I’m not tempted though… especially if Carlos Santana is still out of the lineup

      • Project Merkin says:
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        Dahh, decisions decisions. I think I’m gonna go for it.

    • shibboleth says:
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      @Project Merkin:

      I’m going for it, but in my case it’s more of a start than a stream.

  61. flowlikeH2O says:
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    7×7 (OBP+SLG/HLD+QS) – Votto and Mauer for Verlander, Hosmer, and Cespedes. I have Napoli and C. santana so Mauer is my UTIL, Pujols is my CI. I need pitching but not if it means gutting my offense. I could do this deal subtracting Mauer and Cespedes. Is either one worth making?

      • flowlikeH2O says:
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        @Grey: ‘Decent’ to me means don’t rush, its early, patience will yield a better deal. Is this a good interpretation or if my pitching is truly bad (spoil alert: its pretty bad), should I take a ‘decent’ deal now before my pitching cats are hurt for the year?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          First interpretation…. I’d hold for now…

          • flowlikeH2O says:
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            @Grey: Thanks. You are awesome for taking the time to respond to these follow ups. I know there are a ton. I am trying to find a sexier deal.

            Did you catch drunk Boston fans heckling Machado with “Macho Macho Man I WANT TO BE A MACHO MA..BOOM–” 3 run hr.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha… Nope, missed that, was at the movies last night…

    • Project Merkin says:
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      #Yeahhhhhbudday. Vargas at $11.9? Don’t mind if I do.

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Grey: now i get to be lazy again

    • jason batteiger says:
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      @Grey: now i can find answers to my 12 man streamer question. thanks to all (this time) especially Rudy, as i hear he’s using up many nights on this. I like the money values better than just whip-based 100-indexed number. AWESOME.

      • Thanks for the kind words! Use it in good health.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        No problem…

  62. Randy BoBandy says:
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    Dan Quisenberry, now that’s a blast from the past!!

    Masterson & J. Chacin our both available FA’s – either of them worth grabbing?

    Droppable candidates include: Revere, Boggs, Pestano, AJ Griffin?

  63. supra says:
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    “The only way I envisioned Pollock depositing two balls in the seats was if he rented a blimp and indiscriminately sprayed baseballs from overhead.”

    That’s funny, cause the only way I envisioned Pollock depositing two balls in the seats is if he bought a ticket and sat down.

  64. Ron says:
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    Was just offered Matt Holliday for Alex Cobb. Should I take it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ron: Yeah

  65. DiscoD says:
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    Which hot schmotato should I add for my UTIL slot in a points league?

    Nava, Moss, Kendrys, Daniel Murphy, Chris Carter, Marte

    • Tio says:
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      @DiscoD:

      Points league I actually go Dan Murphy. Low K rate makes him more valued in points league.

      Then Moss, Morales.

  66. BenY says:
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    Duda worth picking up in a 14 team mixed league?

      • byron from austin says:
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        @Grey:

        grey, do you like duda more than nava? and do you like either of them over reimold?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I like them: Reimold, Duda, Nava…

          • byron from austin says:
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            @Grey:

            thanks grey! have a good one dude.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You too!

  67. T Moore says:
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    Mr. Gray: The 2013 Closer Count Chart is at “36” and rising… KC, Bos and Det could quickly change the count over the next 2 weeks… A Mil. is a flip waiting to happen too..
    No injuries yet to add to the total…

    Sogard may surprise… He put on a hitting show in Late ST to make the team that was unbelievable.. He has always been a better than decent MiLB hitter… If he gets his reps in the Bigs, he should be OK… He is just an OK fielder is a problem… But, the A’s do not have any good infielders with the glove – period… All are shaky on D… Rosales may be their best glove now and he is hurt and not outstanding… NakaHOMER has severe throwing issues… Lowrie is suspect… Donaldson is a heart attack… Weeks is a lazy bum out there.. Greens defense is not his strong suit… It is the teams weakest area right now and for the foreseeable future…

    Green and/or Weeks could get a call soon

    But for now, I just talked myself into giving Soggie a spin…

    I had probs with Yahoo recording my moves yesterday… I know it happened, because, on 2 out of 3 teams it occurred… Cost me a tatter and decent games played… Yahoo is just Yahoo – it will never change…

    Been pleased with ESPN ease of use so far… Would like the game better if they dropped one OFer and added an extra UTIL instead…

    Never ever had such a horrible BA start… It is so bad, I may be stuck in the bottom half of the BA tables all year… No matter what I do… Bummer…

    Off to throw and break things around the house…

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @T Moore:

      T_Moore, have you been watching the A’s so far? Donaldson hasn’t hit much but he’s been like a herd of cattle at third…you know “outstanding in the field.” He’s developed into a solid defender. Lowrie is also a solid MLB SS. Sogard is not particularly useful in anything but an AL only. I like him though. I’ve got my daughter trained to go “ER IC SO GARD. *clap clap clapclapclap* whenever he comes up.

      One of the stories from the A’s that is going to get attention sooner than later is how good Charles Theodore “Chili” Davis is as a hitting instructor. Not a coincidence that a traveler like Moss shows up with the A’s and starts gripping and ripping.

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @OaktownSteve: there are more A’s fans in here

      • T Moore says:
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        @OaktownSteve:

        Oakland: Donaldson is not a super fielder… He has severe throwing issues and has brain farts out there all the time… Hope, he has a good year and I’m wrong… I’m not convinced that he will workout…

        Lowrie has made a number of fumbles already.. He is OK.. But not top flight.. Probs better suited to 3B..

        The current Oakland A’s have managed put together 2 of the 3 things that have brought them great teams over the years… Good Pitching, good power (they are going to light things up this year) are there… But super defense was always part of the package… The field demands it in Oakland…

        OF wise they are great D now..

        Sadly, the infield D is sub standard now IMO… Catching is just so-so at best… Norris is another knob on D…

        We’ll see… Watching and counting the errors against the league.. (also the score keepers in MLB are knobs too…)

        I like the A’s a bunch… But, I never close my eyes to their flaws…

        If the young staff does not regress the A’s might be super this year..

        Go shout on Chili… What a well spoken man he is… A natural on the mike…

        Boy are they taking it to the Angels or what…. The team is on fire right now ..

        The O numbers since Texas are stunning..

        GO A’s

        Mabes we can turn Razzball into an A’s site… I think it might help them out

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @T Moore: HA, I love breaking things over fantasy, beer bottles are my favorite. I’m glad i don’t have any fire crackers and players baseball cards. That 2nd base situation in Oaktown is clusterf**k i don’t want any part of. Good luck with that, seems like you are a glutton for punishment by getting into that shituation

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @T Moore: Soggie sounds nasty on a few levels…

      • T Moore says:
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        @Grey:

        GO A’s

  68. Frank Lynch says:
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    Hey buddy I left you a questionat 5:44 w 8:44e and I havenoidea why it’s doing it twice but it’s not on purpose. I think it might me hitting post comment twice by accident and I have a new computer so you only have to hit it once. Sorry about that, don’t meant to try harder to get your attention I promise! Just let me know when u get a chance please. Thanks!

  69. RedRox says:
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    Gutierrez or Moss?

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @RedRox: Moss

  70. oppo taco says:
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    Two RP slots, right now I have Street, Cishek and the Muppeteer. Henderson or Cishek worth dropping for Benoit? I need saves

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @oppo taco: I think you are good, they are both technically their teams closer, and I am not sure what Leyland is smoking in the hallways, but it looks like you can avoid the Detroit situation. I have Benoit, and I would drop him to pick up Cishek or henderson

  71. Hank says:
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    Have you heard any of the
    Stanton trade rumors? Think there’s any truth to them?

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Hank:

      Stanton to the Mets for a Wheeler, D’Arnaud package is the strongest one floating. I’m sure other teams have Stanton on their radar. The Marlins seem inclined to listen so it’s definitely an opportunity for a team to get a guy who could be a serious needle mover for years.

      • c0wfunk says:
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        @OaktownSteve: I don’t see Sandy making this move anytime soon. Perhaps if the mets get past the ASB and are still in contention, but otherwise it wouldn’t fit his plans at all from what I see.

      • c0wfunk says:
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        @OaktownSteve: Just reviewed the metsblog story about this and the links referenced .. a bunch of random quotes assembled to make a story with no real confirmed information. Another day, another NY press sports story about nothing :)

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @c0wfunk: so its like E$PN

          • c0wfunk says:
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            @Jack Full of Hate: yeah pretty much … “I think this is a good match for a trade” turns into “asked some random executive and he’s like, yeah that’s a good idea” which turns into the headline “METS TO TRADE TOP PROSPECT FOR SUPERMAN”

            • OaktownSteve says:
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              @c0wfunk:

              yeah just a rumor and that’s all but what I do agree with is the Mets would do a D’Arnaud/Wheeler/plus for Stanton in a heartbeat.

            • chillmodious says:
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              @c0wfunk: Strange. I just saw a headline that said: SUPERMAN SIGNS WITH JAY-Z, WANTS NO PART OF THE METS

              • c0wfunk says:
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                @chillmodious: lol.. Yeah I’m sure Superman has a no-trade clause!

    • Eddy says:
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      @Hank:

      No Stanton rumors. Just that Mets are “monitoring” him, but so is every other team.

  72. Vottomatic says:
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    Anyone like Juan Francisco right now as he gets daily AB’s with Freeman out?

  73. kalone says:
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    Someone dropped Halladay in my 16-team league. Would you drop any of these pitchers to pick him up:

    Homer Bailey
    AJ Burnett
    Mike Fiers
    Felix Doubrant
    Dillon Gee
    Bartolo Colon
    Phil Hughes

      • kalone says:
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        @Grey: Long story short, I have to drop two to be able to pick up Halladay. Would you still do it, and who would be the next pitcher? Fiers?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Fiers

          • kalone says:
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            @Grey: Hells bells if you’re just not the best. Thanks!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, no problem…

  74. Cole says:
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    RCL league. Drop Gyorko for Drew as my MI? Thanks!

  75. Hotrod says:
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    I have a loaded OF, and want to trade Holiday.

    Needs are speed and starting pitching.

    I am targeting Heyward, BJ, Gio & Greinke…

    What order what you rank these 4…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hotrod: They’re ranked in my rankings…

  76. Frank Grimes says:
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    good shit today grey you rock
    fruitiest name lol… Bloomingdales wrapped fake doodie classic

  77. stumanji says:
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    Dom Brown’s HR was a bomb. I haven’t seen an upper-decker like that since I pooped in my ex’s tank in college.

    STRONG BEAN!

  78. supra says:
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    So hurt up for SS that I took a chance and offered Y.Alonso for Aybar yesterday and it got accepted.

    Relieved to hear this AM that the xrays were negative, no structural damage (sounds like a mild earthquake report)… just a bad bruise, hope he only misses a couple games.

  79. Thrilla says:
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    Grey,

    I’m in a 12 Team Y! League. Standard +OBP/SLG +K/9 & SLG… It’s a shallow offensive league though (9 hitting slots). I’ve got Pujols, Ike, Kendrys at 1B/UTIl. My only other bench hitter is Lawrie. Would you lose a pitcher like Fiers, Doubront, Hanson, or Ike Davis for Brandon Moss?

    Thanks G

    • Thrilla says:
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      Typo. It’s standard league +OBP/SLG and +K/9 & QS*

  80. Bernie Brewer says:
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    Give Frazier to get Samardzija? Fair trade? Aim higher if I’m “selling high” with Frazier?

      • supra says:
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        @Grey: @Nate spurs: Fair trade that could help both sides… if you’re set at 3B, great get in the Shark for u.

  81. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    I didn’t want to mention the Sax thing, but SSCC decided to point out the error of getting your info from rappers. Like the people that believe Nas is an authority on ancient Egypt.

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: Is fat aDDams throwing a wrench into the taveras cog?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah, I think the Taveras cog was just hype… He’ll get a shot, but Adams has always been next in line… Craig and Beltran (or Holliday) aren’t models of health so they both could go down…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: I’m running out of candle space in my FB shrine, now i have to find a way to put a prayer candle for cardinal OF injury, i should just go back to making the voodoo dolls,

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              If Beltran burns his hand, FBI’s gonna investigate you…

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey: I knew I should have never taken my Ricky from my so called life doll out of the packaging….this is awkward on a couple of levels

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Is he in your…um… closet?

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: no he’s next to the 6 million dollar man doll…..um I mean collectible action figure.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ma, it’s bendable!

  82. Wilsonian says:
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    You still like Sal over JP? JP has looked rather solid lately, and I couldn’t care less about BA as long as he’s hitting HRs. Sal is out there in WW land (yes, 8 Team H2H) and he’s picked it up with the bat lately, no pop, but has a few hits these past few games. Sit on it and watch his production or pounce now?

    Also, currently carrying a clusterf**k of closers in Holland, Hanrahan, Parnell, Henderson, and Rosenthal (hoping he gets the gig). The important stats for these guys are W, SV, ERA, WHIP, Ks, Ks/9. The arms available are Benoit, Cishek, and Veras. Am I dropping any of them for any of the available guys or standing pat? The only one I like is Benoit, for the most part.

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Wilsonian: one more for the road – Anibal over Ryu?

      W, QS, ERA, WHIP, Ks, Ks/9

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian: I’d go with Sal… Lose Henderson for Benoit…

  83. Jay says:
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    If there were an injury in STL, would Adams get the playing time or would they call up Taveras?

    everyday I look at my Beltran injury calendar to see if i should stash taveras…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jay: Adams is first on deck…

  84. PublicEnemy#1 says:
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    Aside from Profar, can you name a couple/few other middle infield prospects who might come up and be able to impact a 16 team league? I’m in a league where you really need to think two steps ahead and would like to stash someone.

  85. AnotherFalstaff says:
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    Gee or Herrara? Thanks!

  86. Tom C says:
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    Would you drop Julio Teheran , Steve Cishek, or AJ Griffin for Billingsley?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  87. JJ says:
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    Should i drop the AX man for Herrera? I am already in pretty good shape at closer after Chapmans (2nd) defection. I also have Janssen and Cishek.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it…

  88. Wake Up says:
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    Hey Watsky,

    Busta Rhymes or Kool Moe Dee?

    De la soul or Black Sheep?

    Lil wayne or a sharpened chop stick in your right eye?

    Cisco or Night Train?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rhymes, DLS, Chop stick, Cisco…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, love Sound of the Zeekers…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: Charlie brown , where did you go?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Feel like I asked that in a post recently… I have no idea…. Or Dinco D…

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey: now that I think about it you did, damn you creepy into my unconscious !

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: me…
        It depends on the day for the first 4…
        i’m glad we agree on the chopstick…
        last one is a def. win-win…..and yes, now I have the fever for the flava….and I’m gonna go have a Bukowski special down at the B&G…peace

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Bukowski by Modest Mouse was playing on my iTunes when I read that… Kismet…. Or we’re the same person… Weird!

          • Wake Up says:
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            @Grey: That’s pretty funny. Wait, you calling me a control freak?
            I think I mentioned this before but…A couple of the guys in my main league were completely convinced that I was you…no matter how many times I told them no…and, the fact that one of them was the one who told me about Razzy in the first place…they wouldn’t believe me until the podcasts came out…now they ask who I got to play my voice for the podcasts…Kismet indeed…and I have also been accused of being “such an asshole” more than my fair share….anyway, I fucked up the last line…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Scott Baio plays us…

              • Wake Up says:
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                @Grey: HA! ….plus my character is friends with Claire Daine’s character…so I can pretty much get eyes and ears wherever, whenever…….(but, Lawrie WILL be good this year)

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ricky from My So Called Life? That’s Carlos Beltran…

                  • Wake Up says:
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                    @Grey: I would say I know of him, more than I know him…I was talking about Temple Grandin…I’m actually in my homemade hug-machine right now…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Oh, you’re wearing a bolo tie today, gotcha…

                  • Wake Up says:
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                    @Grey: Today bro? My adidas and a bolo on the da i ly…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      All Day I Dream About Sexy bolos…

                  • Wake Up says:
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                    @Grey: Stop dreaming……Wake Up……and wear it

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      You Wake Up, not me… Or am I?

                  • Wake Up says:
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                    @Grey: Did I mention that I used to be an underwear model? The thermal onesies with the peehole flap…that was my Wake Up call…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha… I model but I never wore underwear, so we’re not the same person…

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Wake Up: Grey was right about Busta, I’ll still take the sheep…..that sounds wrong

  89. Tim says:
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    Was just offered Josh Hamilton for Jordan Zimmerman, do I run to accept the trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid…

  90. T Moore says:
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    ESPN player add and drop is up to first pitch right???

    Yahoo has a night time deadline for adds/drops

    Still learning… My biggest problem is at my age – I’m unlearning faster than I can learn

    • MattDamonFace says:
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      @T Moore: It’s all downhill after age 12…

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @T Moore: ESPM is before first game of the day starts

    • jason batteiger says:
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      @T Moore: yeah, last year i used to know the exact minute as it’s not midnight central time for sure, it seems to be around sometime between 2-4 central.

  91. sange da man says:
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    Drop Morneau for Brandon Moss or Michael Young as bench/backup 1B/Utility? I’m leaning towards Moss’s upside and because Young is not….you know….young…..what I’m saying is he’s old….but that bastard can still hit in a small ballpark…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moss

  92. MattDamonFace says:
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    <3 you Grey.

    Was just offered Latos for my Choo. My SP kinda sucks out of the gate (Greinke, Scherzer, Peavy, Parker, Burnett, Cobb).

    Yay or nay on Latos?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That pitching looks fine… The trade is fair though…

  93. Warren says:
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    Grey,

    3 OF; 10 team league H2H 5×5

    I have

    Giancarlo
    Harper
    Choo
    D Jennings

    Super shallow league so waivers have good OF in case of any injuries and I don’t like having an offensive bench (value on Jennings was just too good). Which guy should I try to trade for pitching? Sell now on Choo (hot start, though I think he will be awesome all year) or Jennings? What SP could I get for those guys? Medlen range?

    Thanks hombre, LOVE the site.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Choo… Moore level?

  94. Carnac says:
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    I see SON has issued His first test of faith: Tyson Ross vs Col at $9.9.

    Now I kinda know how Abraham felt. Or maybe how Isaac felt.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Carnac:

      Tyson Ross is horrible. Just an FYI.

  95. steve says:
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    Grey, Help, I need saves….Axford on waivers. Should I pick him up? If so who should I drop…Pestano, Dotel, Peralta, A.Bailey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dotel

  96. Dkohn15 says:
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    Grey, you silky smooth mustachioed motherfucker, I should drop Leonys Martin right? Stupid ass Craig Gentry!

    Also should I hold out hope on Oscar Taveras, or would you pick up like a Juan Fran/Chris Johnson player?

    It’s like your lip is wearing cashmere!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks…. Yeah, lose Martin… Pick up Johnson…

  97. DiscoD says:
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    Do you guys think McCann will get the starting catcher job back right away once he’s healthy? Apparently, he doesn’t have much of a problem hitting but rather the throwing is what’s giving him problems. I just punted Motte from my DL spot and wanted to insert McCann in the DL spot for my lineup if he won’t be splitting time with Gattis. After McCann comes off of the DL, I was then planning on stashing Garza since he’s still a FA in my league. Do you think this is a good plan?

  98. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    I’m only checking in on the Gamecast online, but it says that Miggy not only has a stolen base today but also a triple!?! Is the fountain of youth in the Motor City?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha…

  99. Liked Viciedo on draft day, with thoughts of Giancarlo-lite potential. Now with interleague benchings to play Dunn, and late inning defensive replacement status, I’m starting to feel foolish for degrading the Giancarlo tramp stamp. Thoughts on Viciedo turning it around? Too early to be flirting (in a limited moves league) with Marte, Rasmus, or Reimold? Thanks for your help. Great wrap-up as usual.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go with Marte… No problem…

  100. Wilsonian says:
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    Two more questiones for favor:

    1) Anibal or Ryu? W, QS, ERA, WHIP, Ks, Ks/9

    2) J. Francisco over Reimold or Kubel in a 16 teamer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anibal… 2) Hold

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: thanks brosef. Think it’s worth a waiver claim on Anibal dropping Ryu? Or hold? My waiver is 6 out of 8.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d hold there…

  101. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    Would you lose Napoli for Buck in a 10 team OBP H2H league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • flowlikeH2O says:
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        @Grey: These are the kind of Q&A’s that should be documented for newcomers, and for those who want an lol.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha…

  102. Matthew says:
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    Grey!! Haven’t posted since the season started,
    Been busy and monitoring my teams.

    So I listened to Rotoworld stupididly and dropped Kelvin Herrera yesterday and picked Storen because Soriano has an apparent “leg injury.” I get my last save from Herrera and Soriano closed. I have Greg Holland. Unless he clears waivers I’m not getting him back. Big mistake? You think Andrew Bailey could eventually take over?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would’ve held Herrera…. Hold Storen over Bailey for now…

    • Beardcrabs says:
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      @Matthew: i dropped Fujikawa because of Rotoworld the other day… Lesson learned give it an hour or so to marinate…

  103. Mountain Man says:
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    I love the site. Visit every day but this is my first comment. Have lots of pitching, so thinking of dropping wither Burnett or Parker for Juan Francisco. Thanks, Grey. You the man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Parker…

  104. Huge Caulk says:
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    Just got offered a trade: h2h, Aybar hurt so owner needs backup for the week…

    Alcides Escobar
    Axford
    For
    Aybar
    Nathan

    I own Rollins already…should I do it? Counter with Rollins instead of Escobar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take the Aybar side if you need saves…

  105. Cartman 4evs says:
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    I know it’s early, but I am getting crushed in OPS, HR, RBI, R and am racking up a ton of K’s. Is this a group I can hold with, or do I need to make a move somewhere? I am doing well in Avg and steals. H2H, 10 team

    C: S Perez, Avila
    1B: Goldy, Rizzo, Carter
    2B: Philips
    SS: Espinoza, Rutledge
    3B: Longoria
    OF: McCutchen, Choo, Jennings, Jones, Brown

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold… It’s still early…

      • Cartman 4evs says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey

  106. OaktownSteve says:
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    Doug pitch poorly last time, very well today. Has it been Fister famine?

    Ugh…sorry

  107. Mike says:
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    Beachy when he comes back – is 6W, 3.5 ERA 1.15 whip and 8.5k/9 reasonable to expect or is there going to be too much rust?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds reasonable…

  108. Rick Dempsey says:
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    @Grey:Do you think Motte is safe to drop, I mean a tear means even more time of holding on to him with no action?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  109. Derrick says:
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    Should I drop your boy Rutledge for rickee weeks? Rutledge is terrible right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s had two games at Coors so far…

    • Matthew says:
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      @Derrick: Rutlidge is playing just as well as Mike Trout. Drop Trout instead… Ha ha ha. Not even two weeks in, he’s playing fine. Nobody compared him to Miggy. I’d stay put or drop someone else.

  110. Toddzilla says:
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    Grey,
    I can get bum garner and Hayward back in a trade for Justin upton. Do I do it? I love upton but that seems like a good return..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid…

  111. tp says:
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    Would you drop belt for Gyroko, Belt is currently on bench and neither would start

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

    • tp says:
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      @tp:
      However, Espinosa is my 2nd basement so Gyroko could start when he’s eligible

  112. Be The Ball says:
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    Thinking about dropping Jarrod Parker or Hyun-Jin Ryu for Domonic Brown? It’s a keeper league and you can only have 11 starts per week. My SP’s are: Zimmerman, Scherzer, Gallardo, Samardzjia, Harvey, Parker, Estrada, Teheran and Fernandez and Ryu. Is Brown worth dropping one of these guys for? And is he worth using my #1 waiver wire priority for?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Parker…

      • Be The Ball says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks. And do you think he’s worthy of using my #1 priority or should I wait to see if he clears waivers?

  113. Sam says:
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    The bottom of my rotation is currently Burnett, Milone and Jo-Fer. It’s a 10 team H2H and with everyone overreacting to a couple starts there are some pretty solid arms available. Do you like Vogelsong, Hellickson, Estrada, Pettitte, Parker or Shelby Miller over any of my current arms?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold for now or go off of upcoming matchups in a league that shallow…

  114. Frank Lynch says:
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    Hey whats happening!! Do you think I should drop Roy Halladay for Barry Zito or Phil Hughes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hughes

      • Frank Lynch says:
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        Thanks man! Right away or should I give Halladay another game?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Now…

  115. Frank Grimes says:
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    what movie you seen last night? was it good?

    I didn’t have the balls to draft Gattis with last pick so I took Doumit as my catcher? I should swap now right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      42… Not good, unfortunately… Yeah, swap them…

      • Frank Grimes says:
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        @Grey: no? damn all the hype ain’t true…no shock there haha most movies coming out before summer usually are shizz. thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s trying hard to be good, which makes it much less so…

          • JoeC says:
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            @Grey: Oh man, I knew that movie wouldn’t be good the first time I saw the previews. Just seemed so Lifetimey. Like you could predict the arc of just about every scene in the first few seconds. How boring.

            I mean, yeah, we know Jackie Robinson was a pioneer and a very brave man for breaking the color barrier in baseball. But, you know, he was a human being too, not some damn Jesus-figure. Show us some of the real person and some of his non-baseball life rather some some trite, maudlin, formulaic hagiography.

            Rant done!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Trite, maudlin, formulaic hagiography… Is exactly what it is. By the 85th time the music swells you wish Harrison Ford would say a wisecrack to Chewbacca…

  116. What’s the deal with Erasmo Ramirez? The Mariners just traded for Harang, moving Erasmo further from a rotation spot. I know he’s on the DL now, but is there much chance of him making an impact this year? I’m in very deep leagues and need another starter pitcher. Is he expected to be out long?

    Should I be concerned about Matt Moore’s walks, or relish in his 0.00 ERA?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Erasmo might not be up until July… I’d look elsewhere… Relish Moore…

      • @Grey: But hold Erasmo in a deep dynasty league, or grab Dylan Axelrod or Garrett Richards?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d go with Axelrod…

    • JoeC says:
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      @mollyleekba: Holy cow, a girl reader! I thought those only existed in my wildest dreams. We all talk about the 3 girl readers of Razzball, but here’s one in the flesh! Amazing!

  117. royce! says:
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    Did you see that the Mets sent Wheeler for an MRI on a blister? I can understand that they’d want to be extra careful what with their stellar track record on injuries but isn’t an MRI on a blister taking it a bit too far?

    Maybe they’re just scamming their health insurance company in order to make payroll…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You sound like an attorney!

  118. Boomer19 says:
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    Is Henderson or Boggs enough to trade away Josh Johnson? I’m fairly deep in starters with Hamels, Wainwright, Zimmerman, Moore and Minor. Jose Fernandez for depth. Not starving for saves but Johnson is really unimpressive. I picked him up as part of a trade earlier this week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take one, sure…

      • Boomer19 says:
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        Coin flip for which one?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Pretty much, I’d go Boggs…

  119. Eric W says:
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    Need some one to replace the late great Beckham at MI. options on the wire are Marwin Gonzales, Mark Ellis, Pete Kozma or walk in to oncoming traffic. thanks for the help

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Traffic…Marwin…

  120. Steve says:
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    Are big days from Vernon Wells and Hafner, a pounding for Hughes and a perfect inning from Robertson too much to ask for?

    • Carnac says:
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      @Steve: Alas, maybe. Better start your anti-rain dance.

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Steve: yes it is

  121. Carnac says:
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    Reimold, your stock is sinking.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Those are stockings.

  122. Eddy says:
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    Grey,

    Looking at Pujols limping and hobbling is making me very weary of owning him in a 12-team OBP roto.

    I was thinking of packaging Pujols and Bruce for McCutch and Edwin Encarnacion.

    Encarnacion would be my full-time 1B and my OF would then be J.Upton, McCutch and Holliday. Worth it?

    Would you want to send Bruce or Holliday packing first?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Didn’t he just go 4-for-4 yesterday? Trade trade is fair if you want to send Holliday…

      • Eddy says:
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        @Grey: He did, but I’m not sure if you’ve caught glimpses of him on the base paths. The dude is literally hobbling. I find it impossible to believe that he’s going to avoid a DL stint.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He played through a torn elbow something-or-other at one point… I wouldn’t worry, but that trade is more than fair, I like The Dread Pirate…

    • JoeC says:
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      @Eddy: It’s wary, Eddy, not weary. To be weary is to be tired of/from something. To be wary is to be aware of something and somewhat apprehensive about it.

      This is your grammar tip of the day. Not picking on you, because you are a cool dude, but this is one of those grammatical mistakes I see made all the time. It drives a grammar cop like me batty.

      Policing the Razzball comments, one at a time!

  123. Doorstop says:
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    Manny Machado just hit the FA in my 14 team mixed league. I have Longoria at 3rd now, should i possibly make a move on him.

    Dillon Gee or Bud Norris or something would have to go for me to grab him.

    See any value in him this year after a slow start?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d grab him, lose Norris…

      • Doorstop says:
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        @Grey:

        Could also drop Kendrys Morales.

        Him or Norris for Machado?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Norris

  124. Bernie Brewer says:
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    Cobb is listed at a $-2.3 on the SON tomorrow. Yet, he pitched pretty well in his opening game. Is the the lack of data the SON has to work with the cause of this? The Red Sox aren’t the same Sawx of old either.

    Are you starting him tomorrow? I hate to doubt the SON!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t doubt the SON.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: it appears Leake at Pit and Ross vs Col tomorrow are very close to the best stream options in my league according to SON. Any one seem better to anyone else?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Leake…Neither are good…

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Grey: thanks. i know they suck, need only k’s and possible wins due to era/whip being basically unwinnable already. 4 previous starts were milone,gee,bailey,peavy. Will lose losses and freeroll the other 4 cats. Will stream 1 guy per day till end of week.

  125. Steve says:
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    McLousy neds to run on the first pitch – can’t rely on his damn fool team-mates to move him across.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Yup…

  126. Jon says:
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    I was planning to start Gee @ Min and sit Doubront vs TB, but SON has Gee at 2.6 and Doubs at 3.2. Should I change plans or maybe go with both? Those aren’t great scores but I need wins and Ks…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Those are not good at all… I’d go with Gee…

      • Jon says:
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        @Grey: what’s a below ave/ave/above ave start on the SON’s $ scale?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          $12-15 is near solid for 12 team mixed leagues…

          • Jon says:
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            @Grey: cool, that helps

  127. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    I hate the insecurity of doubting your draft 10 days into the season followed by the confidence that my knowledge of the game will come through when my guys decide to pick up a bat and hit the GOD DAMN BALL!!!!!!

    The back and forth makes want to compare this to a speedball, or maybe a joint and three cups of espresso is more relatable to the readers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! Yup, more relatable on the 2nd analogy… Just gotta be patient…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: it’s a marathon, not a race….it’s a marathon, not a race…..breath through the noise Jack….breath….grass fields…..sandy beaches.

        Ok, i feel better now that I cleared my head. I think it’s really just the need to rosterbate constantly thats killing me. It’s like building a model, you need to let the glue dry before adding another piece….glue sniffing….mmmmhhhhhh

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, as I scream at my iPad for Machado to steal a base…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: I think a good idea would be to find something useful to do when watching games. I’m thinking a heavy bag, i get a workout, take out my aggression, and hit stuff without the fear of the law coming after me.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d like to hit Buck Showalter for so many hit and runs… Stop swinging and let my men run!

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey: tape photo copied head shots onto bag?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yes, thank you…

  128. Hondo says:
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    Anyone in Cleveland have any idea what’s going on with the weather?I’ve got Cano and picked up Wells on a short lineup day.If they get canceled,I’m hurting.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Sounds like it’s dead in the water, both literally and figuratively speaking.

  129. Jon says:
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    Rasmus, Chris Young, Chris Carter, or Adams?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Chris Carter

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Sky: you are only saying that to defend you article, don’t listen to sky grab…..actually he’s write, grab Carter *kicks ground*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carter

  130. Eric W says:
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    Baseless prediction of the night slam and legs from Trout now hitting out of the second spot in that lineup to spark his season and my fantasy team!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully for his owners…

  131. Steve says:
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    Eff that postponement. I needed some stats out of that game. On the bright side, at least Cano doesn’t get to wreak any more havoc on me.

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Steve: during this time of year it’s probably best to see the next day forcast before streaming a bat

      • Hondo says:
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        @Jack Full of Hate:

        Yeah,but there were a lot of teams off and I made a lazy,late night choice with Wells.

        I’d be all over the weather later on.

        It wasn’t like I didn’t cut him this morning anyway.LOL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, really wanted some more Cano… Sorry, Steve!

  132. Steve says:
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    Espinosa, Jesus. Get him back in my lineup for the short schedule day and he goes right back to sucking.

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

      • Steve says:
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        @Steve: Catch up Stevo. He went out of the game ages ago…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  133. The Talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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    Grey – Z

    Checkout my pitching staff in the 12 tm al only

    Chris Sale
    CJ Wilson
    Jarrod Parker
    Derek Holland
    Jeremy Hellickson
    Joe Blanton
    Al Al
    Ryan Cook
    Jared Burton

    I’m sure you notice 2 things instantly…
    #1 i have no closer (dynasty league and the best closer available at draft was jose veras, who went for $18),
    #2 my pitching staff is scary (and not in the good way).

    I’m thinking about dropping Blanton for the flavor of the week RP, right now best available in my league are Steve Delabar and Aaron Crow. I just think the reliever will do more for me than Blanton’s Bla-ness will. I want to drop my entire pitching staff because the only one that I actually like is Chris Sale, but unfortunately that’s not an option. I have Chris Archer and Danny Hultzen sitting in my minors at least.

    thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, bit scary… I’d go with Crow over Blanton… He’s garbage….

  134. Project Merkin says:
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    Do you think the SON is trying to trick me into picking up MmmBop to start against the Astros tomorrow night?

    Live by the SON, die by the SON.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      In SON we trust…

  135. Steve says:
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    Unbelievable. Had to make a choice between Da Big Fra Gu and McLousy for today. Od course I went with McLousy…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, FraGu has been hot too…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, though he has cooled off a tad the last couple of days and McLousy offers a little more speed (I’m 3-1 down in SBs).

        Ah well. Moss still hitting though so that’s something.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, just watching Greinke and praying…

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey: Praying’s not my thing, but I’m right there with you. I have him in the RCL…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Not mine either except when Greinke is involved…

              • Project Merkin says:
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                I’m on my knees for Grenk as well. Could realllllly use a nice outing from him after Peavy, Bailey, and Boggs this week.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Same here with that shizz storm…

                  • Project Merkin says:
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                    Holy shiz. If Greinke is hurt because of that…..

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Because of what? I turned the station…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Oh, man… I see now… Jesus…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey: Uh-oh. Da Big Fra Gu up with the sacks full…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Weak grounder to short…

  136. Terrence Mann says:
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    I think it’s fair to come out and say it. Ibanez has pulled the Kaiser Soze. He’s the first Latin 50 in mlb.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You see that play he just made in the outfield? Yikes…

  137. Steve says:
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    Time for Lowrie goodness, methinks.

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve: There ya go. Only an RBI single but the night’s still young.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        He is so locked in right now…

        • Steve says:
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          @Grey: Not today so much. Grrrrrr.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yeah, bummer…

  138. Nathan says:
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    What do you think about dropping Eric Hosmer for Carter?

    I’m in first for runs and SB and last in HR and RBI. But obviously the season is still young. How much faith do you have in Hosmer?

    • Nathan says:
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      @Nathan: It’s an OPS league, so Carter’s low AVG won’t be as much of a problem…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  139. Jokerman says:
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    Would you start both Teheran and Miller tomorrow?

    Does Bruce Rondon have a chance to come back and be the closer this year or is it save to drop him in a 13 team league where it seems every single handcuff is being stashed.

    FYI, so far, great call on Goldy. I have him in all my leagues and I love him.

  140. Jokerman says:
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    Oh, and why aren’t you on twitter?

  141. Project Merkin says:
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    Grey where does the glossary term Kazaam come from? That’s been buggin me for about 4 years but I always figured it’d come to me. It hasn’t.

    Should I pop in the Kazaam DVD and see if that helps? My favorite scene, by far, is when Shaq wants French Toast and he starts speaking French. Classic.

      • Project Merkin says:
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        I know what it “means”….just not clear about it’s origin.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          There’s a link in the definition… It means that when someone (Shaq, closer) is used in a situation where they are not familiar (acting, not closing) the results could be ugly (Kazaam, giving up runs).

  142. Targaryan says:
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    Grey, hope you can help. I got offered a bad deal… Dickey & Hosmer for Pujols & Shelby. It’s a 10 team -5 keeper league w OPS & k/w ratio. Would you do the deal if you got Strasburg instead? I do have Ortiz coming back next week. I’m a po boy, playin in free leagues. I will send you support for your dedication to your work & your advice soon as I am able to.. might be next month, but soon. Thanks sir.@Grey:

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The deal isn’t good… I wouldn’t do it for Strasburg either…

  143. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    good times for the Dodgers and Padres, looks like the parking lot at Dodger Stadium

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh, please don’t let Greinke be injured…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: I’m channeling right now toward st diego

      • The Guru

        The Guru says:
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        I thought Wrestlemania was last Sunday? According to Vin Scully, Greinke ejected for putting Quentin in a figure four leg lock.

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @The Guru: he learned that from the Nature Boy Ric Flair

          • The Guru

            The Guru says:
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            Now I am thinking of Greg “The Hammer” Valentine. Thanks

            • Jack Full of Hate says:
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              @The Guru: Now I’mthinking of Brutus Beefcake, which now reminds me I need a haircut

  144. Bill_Buckner says:
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    Wtf is Quentin’s problem? He’s up to lead off the inning in a 1 run game with a 3-2 count and he gets grazed on the arm. I get that greinke said something to him, but that was only after Quentin took 2 steps toward the mound while staring at greinke. No way greinke hit him intentionally there. Anyone remember any history between these two in the AL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s such BS…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: Quentin gets hit like every 5 games

      • jason batteiger says:
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        @Grey: MLB network just showed that greinke’s hit quentin 3 times now. Big one when both were in AL west in like 09 or so.

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: Looks like Greinke hurt his left shoulder…hopefully not a big deal

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @Wake Up: don’t say those things….I’m going to the bar to drink this one off

          • Wake Up says:
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            @Jack Full of Hate: I’m serious. Not happy about it either

            • Jack Full of Hate says:
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              @Wake Up: three shots of crown for Zach, three beers for me

    • The Guru

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      Its the third time Greinke has hit him. Greinke hasnt hit anyone else 3 times.

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @The Guru: can’t wait til he pitches against san diego again.

        • Project Merkin says:
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          You mean when he gets off the DL?

          JK he’s probably fine. He should do himself a favor and learn the art of throwing someone in a headlock though.

  145. Steve says:
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    Effing short-schedule days. Never turn out well. Better off leaving all the slots empty.

    And No Jansen. What’s up with that?

    • Project Merkin says:
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      @Steve: Jansen warming up for the save. League threw 34 pitches last night.

    • Project Merkin says:
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      @Steve: But unlike you I’m hoping Jansen gets hit. That’ll get me a W for Street and a longer leash for League. Let’s go SD!

  146. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Greinke has a fractured left collar bone….NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Eric W says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: Maybe it is his non pitching collar bone…. that’s a thing right? RIGHT?!

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Eric W: they said 6 weeks minnimum most likely longer

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ugh, kill me.

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: f**k this shit, I’m going to the bar!

    • Project Merkin says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: was just going to post this word for word. Fuggggg

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Project Merkin: *uckkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk!

    • Targaryan says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: That hurts like the girl u loved in Jr hight that didn’t know your name. Wait… No this is much worse…. I guess the dodgers will be able to figure something out with Lilly now, huh ? He was my anchor too. Darvish, don’t fail me now.

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Targaryan: I have moore peavy szmardja burnett miller and fernandez. so I’m good. but I want my members only jacket. quentin cost me my jacket

  147. Chris says:
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    Greinke f***ing fractured collar bone. I have Greinke on two teams. He’s my best starter. I live in L.A. Carlos Quentin is coming to L.A. on Monday. I’m going to kill Carlos Quentin.

  148. The Guru

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    Michael Morse is broken. Morse fractured pinkie finger, likely out 3-7 days according to Wedge. Sounds kind of optimistic.

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @The Guru: hand injuries to hitters can kill an entire season, Ethier has never been the same since he broke his pinkie 2 years ago

  149. Steve says:
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    Wow. Some twitter chatter that Kemp and Quentin exchanged some ‘pleasantries’ in the parking lot after the game.

  150. Targaryan says:
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    Carlos Q better get a long suspension. If Soler can yell at someone with a bat in his hand in a minor league game get tagged for 5 days, a broken neck should be 20 times that. Just an interesting thought; Can the Dodgers sue Quentin or the Padres for their Geinke payroll checks for the next 2 months. & FU too, Morris… Dam…. Winter needs to be effin over already

    • Targaryan says:
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      @Targaryan:a, hel. Morse, not Morris

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