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Why don’t I have Yu Darvish on any teams?  Why don’t I have him on every team?  It’s not like I ranked him low in the preseason.  Maybe not crazy high, but I should’ve drafted him once.  In ten leagues, you would’ve thought it had to happen.  I wanna find a Japanese man and feed him grapes and tell him, “Yu are beautiful.”  I wanna walk five paces in front of a Japanese woman and tell her how much I love Yu.  He just jazzes me up so much I wanna do weird shizz with Japanese people!  Something that takes my mind off not owning Yu in fantasy and transports me to living in some kind of weird fantasy with Yu surrogates.  Cradle me in your arms, Japanese surrogate that I found on the street, and tell me Yu love me too.  So, yesterday, Yu was dazzling again.  This was his fourth game with 14 strikeouts as he went seven strong with zero earned runs and only five baserunners, resurrecting the Diamondhacks.  After yesterday’s game, Arizona now wants to close all borders.   It’s a little early to be talking about this, but I want Yu Darvish in every fantasy league in 2014, but I know now I won’t be able to afford him.  Come here, Japanese surrogate, you fill in for Yu.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Lance Berkman – Said he planned on retiring, then someone told him it would mean forfeiting the remainder of his $10 million contract, so he’s reconsidered.  Expanding on that, he said, “Big Puma isn’t a Big Jackass.”

A.J. Pierzynski – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 12th homer.  No actual research done for this, but I swear he’s hit every homer on a short schedule day.  Will someone please remind me to pick him up the next short schedule day?  Could you also remind me that I asked you to remind me?  Otherwise, I may not pay attention.

David Murphy – 3-for-4 and his 12th homer.  Now has two homers in the last eight games, and hasn’t done a whole lot else in that time.  I always like to go to him when he hits a homer because he usually hits them in bunches like Mr. Chiquita Banana.

Miguel Montero – Hits the DL with a back strain.  Obviously there was a reason Mitsubishi discontinued the Montero.

Tom Wilhelmsen – 4 ER and zero outs recorded.  I hear his nickname is The Bartender.  Makes sense since he’s quick to look like a joke or to get lit up, smoked.  I’d say this is about as bad as a blown save as you could have, but technically it wasn’t even a save opportunity…They were up by 5 runs!  It was like his hand grew an asshole and he ate prunes before he went to the mound.  What a disaster.  So, if I were trying to vulture saves from this shituation, I’d grab Medina, but he didn’t look great yesterday either.  His ERA only escaped because he simply let in all inherited runs.  Perez could also see an opportunity.  He too hasn’t looked good.  It’s not a closepocalypse, but it’s a sizable tremor.

Ryan Dempster – 6 IP, 7 ER, 14 baserunners, 6 Ks vs. the Mariners.  Thankfully, I didn’t get roped into this seemingly safe stream that turned into a Cleveland Streamer.  Dempster’s season ERA is now at 4.54.  Nice sleeper call, JB!  Sideways emoticon who is definitely not drinking Merlot.

Shane Victorino – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer.  He also has 14 steals on the year.  I wouldn’t be shocked to see him get to 12 homers and 25 steals on the year, which means he has a decent amount of stats left in his bat.

Carlos Gonzalez – Sat out again with his finger problem.  Seems like he has to, he has to, he has to let it linger.

Julio Teheran – 5 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA down to 3.02.  Whether you own him or not, you want him to raise his ERA to around 3.40 if you have any hope of owning him next year.  If he manages to get his ERA just below 3.00.  Then forget it, or if my Italian side of the family is reading fahgettaboudit.

Justin Upton – 2-for-5, 5 RBIs and two homers.  One month on, three months off.  Like clockwork!

Chris Johnson – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs.  That whole one month on, three months off thing could go for the whole Braves team.  They are all on fire again and I wouldn’t go near them with any pitchers.  Oh, and Chris Johnson is still leading the NL in batting average.  WHUT.

Jason Heyward – 1-for-3, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer.  Give me two months of hotness purdy purdy purreese.

Chris Getz – Hit the DL.  A crushing blow for those playing in the Guardian Angel-sponsored league where Getz went in the first round.

Billy Butler – 2-for-5, 1 run, 2 RBIs.  At least that’s what the box score said, but it doesn’t make sense  — only two ribbies for Butler and a run.  Please.

Salvador Perez – 2-for-5, 1 run.  Surprised he didn’t negate this positive day by running a tractor over Paul Goldschmidt.

Josh Willingham – Set to begin a rehab assignment and hopes to return early next week.  He also hopes for world peace and an end to the show Restaurant Stakeout.

Aaron Hicks – 0-for-4 then demoted to Triple-A Rochester as Hicks got sent to the sticks.  Now, in Rochester, Hicks won’t be the only white hot garbage at the plate.  The Twins replaced him with Oswaldo Arcia, if they can locate him in his striped shirt and blue pants.

James Shields – 6 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks.   He was saved an extra two runs when Cain brought back a homer by Plouffe.  Afterwards, Cain and Shields celebrated and Plouffe just said his last name, which causes one to raspberry their lips.

Justin Morneau – 2-for-4 and his 9th homer.  He ran around the bases backwards screaming, “I am the concusstador!”

Alex Rodriguez – Supposed to start a rehab assignment today.  He’s living in worse denial than the people on Catfish.  I don’t mean the people who are being fooled, I mean the people who are pretending to be fooled thinking they are actually fooling the audience.  At least the guests who pretended to be losers to get on the Ricki Lake show now have a new show to pretend to be losers on.

Travis d’Arnaud – Could be called up to replace John Buck while he’s on paternity leave.  It would only be for a few days while John waits for his Little Bucker.

Juan Lagares – 2-for-4.  He won’t be in this afternoon’s Buy column because that shizz is already written and I don’t feel like adding to it, but Lagares could be there.  He’s hitting near-.340 in the last week and really should be leading off.  I’m farting in your direction, Eric Young.

Matt Harvey – 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks in 110 pitches.  If I were the Mets, I’d count this start as eight innings because of the high pitch count.  Then again, I don’t own him in fantasy and am trying to get him shut down.

Tom Koehler – 6 IP, 0 ER, 10 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Had the good fortune of going against Harvey.  The Mets are 12-10 in games started by Harvey and in those ten losses the Mets have scored 19 runs.  Harvey’s actually nowhere near the bottom for least amount of runs scored for him.  Bottom two there:  Chris Sale and Stephen Strasburg.  Speaking of which…

Chris Sale – 5 IP, 5 ER, 10 baserunners, 6 Ks to move his ERA to 2.92 and record to 6-11.  One more win and he’ll start carrying around a Big Gulp and cylindrical hamburgers.

Justin Masterson – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks vs. the Shite Sox, lowering his ERA to 3.33.  He has more Ks than innings and is a near-top ten starter on the year, according to our Player Rater.  I kid you not.

Ryan Raburn – 2 HRs — nice!  4 RBIs — always useful!  Rudy was too busy to stream Raburn for the 48th time this year against a lefty and missed out on this game — priceless!

Drew Stubbs – 3-for-4, 2 runs.  He has 11 steals on the year, he should have around 30.  He has 7 homers, he should have around 10.  Okay, so that’s not a huge discrepancy.

Charlie Morton – 6 IP, 5 ER, 11 baserunners, 5 Ks.  The Regression Fairies debate how some of ‘these people’ got on Project Runway, they know someone who knows someone that knows Jodie Foster and they will sneak attack your ERA and WHIP.

Joe Kelly – 6 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks.  You could have a 3-something ERA on the Cards.  Don’t look behind you.  I mean, you.  You don’t have to point at yourself.  There’s only one of you (thankfully).  Seriously, the Cards just turn marginal pitchers into fantasy stalwarts.  Since June 1st, Kelly’s ERA is 1.50.  Sure, I’d grab him until he turns into a pumpkin.  No offense, Matt Adams.

David Freese – 2-for-3, 1 run, 1 RBI.  I’m a broken record with this guy, but I just find it hard to believe he won’t get crazy hot at some point.  I’d definitely be watching him.  I’m a broken record with this guy, but I just find it hard to believe he won’t get crazy hot at some point.  I’d definitely be watching him.  I’m a broken– Sorry.

Jon Jay – 2-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs.  The Federalist has done so little this year for power, speed or average, but he is hitting near-.320 in the last week and he’s also overdue.  I know, it seems hard to believe the Cardinals have played as well as they have with guys that could be better.

Junior Lake – 2-for-4 with two homers.  Sure seemed like this Lake dried up quicker than the Pacific Ocean in a 200,000 year-long time-lapse film produced by Al Gore, so I dropped him and DAAAAHHH!!!  Oh, well, will have to re-pick him up–  DAH!  He’s already gone!  I wanted to go back in the Lake, I wanted his speed/power Taco Bell/Pizza Hut combo.  Damn, got the Junior wince.

Anthony Rizzo – 2-for-3 and also hit two solo homers, and his second and third homer in the last two games.  If you had faith in the Rest of the Season Player Rater, life’s feeling just a tad bit easier today.

Yasiel Puig – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 11th homer.  He makes me feel about as good as the professional photos Cougar got of our dog.  I mean, c’mon!  It’s his president of a fraternity framed wall photo.

Sergio Santos – Returned from the DL.  You in March, “Yo, Grey, your mustache is my Van Gogh, and if I had ovaries, I’d have your baby.  Now, for my question, should I stash Santos?  Will he get saves?”  You in August, “Who is Sergio Santos?”

Josh Johnson – 2 1/3 IP, 6 ER.  In the offseason, the Blue Jays are gonna need Lorena Bobbit to come in and fix their team.

Kendrys Morales – 4-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI and hitting near-.400 in the last week.  Much to my surprise, he’s owned in 100% of leagues.  I mean, I’m not surprised in that he shouldn’t be, I’m surprised that you’re on it.  Kudos aren’t just a gross candy bar.

Kyle Seager – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI and his 4th steal, hitting near-.450 in the last week.  Teams go through phases where even bad offensive teams get hot, and, right now, this instance, interjection, I wouldn’t go near the Mariners.

Brett Wallace – 1-for-3 and his 2nd homer in the last four games.  Wallace isn’t exactly slapping the world on the ass and telling it to say his name, but this might be a sign of him getting hot.

Bud Norris – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks as his wish finally came true, “I wish I could pitch against the Astros rather than for them.”  I would’ve just wished to be the best pitcher in baseball if I were him, but what do I know?

Chris Davis – 2-for-4 and his 39th homer.  Five more homers by next weekend and the Maris family begins plotting out where they’re going to be in September like they’re in National Lampoon’s Vacation with Rusty trying to eat the family truckster with Pac-Man.

Nate McLouth – 2-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs.  Member the days when he was stealing every time he got on?  If you don’t remember, you might want to see a doctor since it was only about a month ago.

Henry Urrutia – 2-for-4, 2 runs and hitting near-.350 since his call-up, but the bungle-O’s keep platooning him.  I grabbed him in one league where I’m desperately trying to kick start my offense, and Hitter-Tron likes him in today’s start vs. The Harangtuan.

Hunter Pence – 3-for-4, 1 run and his 15th steal.  In the next three days, he will hit his 15th homer or he will end up in a mental ward.

Ethan Martin – Recalled by the Phils to start tonight.  He was once a touted prospect that has fallen on tough times for a few years.  How few years, you ask.  Well, that’s an awkward question.  I’m assuming you mean how long has he failed.  How long has he failed, you ask.  Better.  He was written up on this site three years ago as someone to watch.  In those three years, he’s tumbled from a good prospect in a good farm system to a mediocre prospect in a mediocre farm system.  This year in Triple-A, he had a 4.12 ERA and a 5+ BB/9, which is ugly with a side of “Should you care?”  No, you shouldn’t outside of matchups in deep leagues.

Cole Hamels – 8 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks vs. Matt Cain 8 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks faced off in a start that was billed as a clash of two ace pitchers by someone who hasn’t watched baseball all year that writes copy for ESPN.  Cole’s got his ERA all the way down to 3.87, and, yes, it’s saying something when I say “all the way down to 3.87.”  Meanwhile, Cain last showed glimmers of usefulness when he went eight innings of one-run ball in Coors, only to follow that up with two starts combined of 3 IP and 11 ER, so I wouldn’t say he’s out of the woods yet.  What’s he doing in the woods anyway?  Maybe that’s why he sucks.  Only Roy Oswalt can live in the woods cause he’s country.

Jonathan Papelbon – 1 IP, 2 ER and his 6th blown save.  Weird, maybe the Phillies kept him for his dancing.

Domonic Brown – Passed a concussion test.  Razzball Exclusive!  The concussion test goes like this.  Doctor enters a room.  He asks you, “Can you hit better than Morneau?”  You answer yes.  Fin.

  1. Jason says:
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    Please rank ROS….Norris, Miley, Cosart?

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Jason: Matchups, Matchups, Matchups

  2. charlie hustler says:
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    Peavy/C.Gomez for Reyes/Tillman

    and

    Melancon or Parnell or Strop/Parker ros – have all the above, leaning Pirates

    and

    Does Matt Adams have a daily job in 2014?

    Much thanks.

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @charlie hustler: Peavy side, Mel and Par, if he gets traded, hard to tell

    • The Thumb says:
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      @charlie hustler: Peavy, Melancon, yes if he’s traded to the AL, probably a platoon on the Cardinals, a lot can happen.

  3. TheBigUnit says:
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    Still no mention of Leonys Martin now batting lead off? Could really give his value a nice spike

    • The Thumb says:
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      @TheBigUnit: it does, add him if you have a spot

  4. Lines says:
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    “It was like his hand grew an asshole and he ate prunes before he went to the mound.” – Grey Albright

    Bill Shakespeare, eat your dead, English heart out.

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Lines: Amen

      • De nachos says:
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        @Jack Full of Hate: I fully expect to hear this line on the final season of Eastbound and Down. I hope HBO floats you a nickel.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lines: Ha, thanks!

  5. Yeshcheese says:
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    Heyward! I’ve got a Muskie for every dong you schlop. Let’s

  6. Brooke says:
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    Hi Grey. Is this Bogaerts kid worth a stash? I hear he has a ton of potential and the Red Sux are getting him ready to play 3B. Your thoughts? Thank you!

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Brooke: might still play ss, but even if so probably gets 3rd eligibility in yahoo really fast. He’s most everyone’s highest ranked hitter prospect that hasn’t come up yet this year. Some even project him as the next Tulo. He’s only 20.everyone has been grabbing him now.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        on that note if i want rajai davis off of somebody who needs homers who of these are fair?@Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: sorry, both highest ranked hitter that hasn’t come up yet AND has a roster spot to start in. Taveras is higher, but he isn’t going to play yet as starter.

  7. ROLFAMLO says:
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    I have EYJ and Arcia. Should I drop either for Davis now that Melky is back on the DL?

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @ROLFAMLO: i would think so if steals only is the game. he’s probably best net steals guy in baseball, and steals/at bat.

    • The Thumb says:
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      @ROLFAMLO: Depends on how bad you need steals. Rajai is the King of SAGNOF and he combined with EYJ could net you 50 before season’s end.

  8. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    I’m going to throw some IB’s down on Farquhar to be the captain of the sh**heads. This line deserves to in the Razzball Hall of Fame ” It was like his hand grew an asshole and he ate prunes before he went to the mound”…btw, where is the Razzball Hall of Fame? Please don’t say it’s at a truck stop stall on the way to Vegas.

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Wake Up: you better pick the right stall

  9. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: 15 team roto team top of the league in net saves, bottom in every other pitching cat and bottom in net steals.
    1.on that note if i want rajai davis and 1 out of oday/f-rod/j.wilson off of some geezer,
    a. which do i want (not sure if f-rod or oday is 8th inning guy) with rajai?
    b. is holland fair for those 2. this owner has no closers at all. He doesn’t need help with hitting though.
    2. is soriano OR rasmus fair for iwakuma. ROS player rater has it very fair if i’m using soriano. I’d leave it up to the opp.
    3. is my rasmus OR soriano +parnell for his robertson+clippard fair? this guy needs closers and homers. ROS rater has this close if soriano is used. Rasmus has been hot enough to bump his current value i would guess.
    4. doolittle for frieri. Fair? a. If not is doolittle for parnell?
    If all of these moves get made i’d have cleaned my bench of OF i either don’t need or can’t use, along with closers and now have these wonderful holds guys
    robertson/clippard/cook/broxton(DL)/fien/veras/doolittle or wilson
    AND the best steals guy in baseball. And a good starter.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: connected to previous question as doolittle owner also has walden, now that downs is over there, will walden’s holds go down?
      same question for j.peralta now that crain is there (this applies to when crain is healthy)

  10. Abe Frohlman says:
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    Should Xander Bogaerts be owned in all leagues now what is the time table for him being brought up?

    Made a trade and need some POP in the outfield…. Ibanez and M. Byrd are out there… Should I grab one of them or are there any rookies coming up/injured players coming back now that are better options… Thanks!

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Abe Frohlman: Should’ve picked up Byrd, like a month ago. Not that he has ton of POP though.

  11. The Thumb says:
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    I’ll post here because i didnt get an answer yesterday.

    Lee/Machado or Beltre

    Thanks Grey and Razzball nation!!!

    • chunk says:
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      @The Thumb: dude carlos lee retired you don’t want him on your fantasy team

      • The Thumb says:
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        @chunk: When???? I was really counting on him in my league that counts K%!!!! Drats. Greater-than sign eyebrows sad emoticon.

    • The Thumb says:
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      @The Thumb: if it helps, the trade would free up a roster spot to add Xander.

      Thanks!

      • malamoney

        malamoney says:
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        @The Thumb: Derek Lee?

  12. B.J. says:
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    What’s up fellas, last night I traded The Grandyman for Gio Gonzalez in my 12 team H2H. The guy who had Gio was desperate for an OF with Nelson Cruz (his OF1) facing a Biogenesis suspension. This gives me a rotation of King Felix, Hamels, Latos, J. Zimm, Gio, Samardzija, Ryu, Lester and Gerrit Cole and even after trading Grandy I still have JUp, Cespedes, Dez Jennings, Heyward and Choo to use in my 3 OF and 1 UTIL spot.

    How did I do in this trade? And should i be confident in this rotation in my quest for a championship?

    • The Thumb says:
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      @B.J.: You probably could dump Lester for a bat. Bogaerts if/when he’s called up.

  13. Snake Hips says:
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    WIETERS FUCKING BLOWS! What a bum. End.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Snake Hips: yep. in a 10 teamer i passed him up for perez. then like 3 weeks ago noticed lucroy (top 6 Catcher) was on waivers. Got happy.

  14. BluePulaski says:
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    streamer for tomorrow?

    Gibson vs. HOU (wish it was Bob Gibson)

    Capuano vs. CHC (handled the Reds last start)

    SON prefers Gibson…due to the Astros being the opponent me thinks… just roll with the streamer vs. Astros as a general rule…when in doubt?

    Thanks

    • The Thumb says:
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      @BluePulaski: Astros have been struck out 1,000 times through 107 games which is an MLB record.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @The Thumb: t.redmond got 10 against them last sunday, in a great stream. Gibson does scare me, so i hope you’re already losing era/whip for the week if in a h2h league?

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          @goodfold2: if it was bob gibson he wouldn’t be on waivers.

          • BluePulaski says:
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            @goodfold2: yep h2h…ERA is taking a beating…still have a chance on WHIP…was looking good as my opponent had Nicasio give up 8 ER…then Gio had to go and lay an egg and give up 10…wtf???

            I think I’ll just flip a coin. ;o)

  15. Donald trump says:
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    What round do Yu think Puig goes next year?

  16. Jason says:
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    Start Peavy at home vs. Corbin and ARI? I have Corbin as well and I think I’m keeping him benched for this one. Thoughts?

  17. Sanfran says:
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    Thoughts on these starts in a 12 team 5×5. I am +25 in an 1350 innings cap league.

    Ogando @ Oakland

    Not tonight:

    Doubrant @ Arizona
    Gaudin home vs Milwaukee

    Also, who is LEAST valuable in RCL rest of season: Rosenthal, Smyly or Bastardp

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sanfran: Starts look good… Bastardo…

  18. trick dad says:
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    Your dog looks like a backstreet boy.

  19. Charles says:
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    Butler missing the weekend. Altuve and BJ hurt. Would you drop Medlen for a fill-in or hope for a quick Altuve/Upton recovery? Daily league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Charles: Depends on league size

  20. Handsome pooch Albright.
    Outstanding sweater/collar combo & camera angle Coug;
    and best of luck with the adorable little fellah (I mean Grey, not the pup).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @zombie: Really smart looking, right?

  21. papasmurf says:
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    I actually drafted Teheran. Punted after his first few games… he started getting better with mediocre outings and I was like pfffft whatever come back to me when he’s giving up under 9 hits a game. Then he started stringing together actually good numbers and I ran to the waiver wire.

    Oops! Too late.

    Yet I only droppd Lawrie a few weeks ago and BJ Upton is still stashed on the DL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @papasmurf: Drop Upton so the rest of us have a chance he turns it around!

  22. Adam says:
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    Looking to grab some runs…. Mujica or Romo for Gardner?

    • Adam says:
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      @Adam: or maybe McLouth?

  23. malamoney

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    Out of contention in a keeper league where we keep any 5. Keeping Felix, Braun, Tulo, Goldschmidt and Longoria. Just traded Medlen, Teheran and my 6th round pick for a 1st round pick.

    Thoughts!

      • malamoney

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        @Grey: Typo, I gave up Teheran, Medlen and a 4th round pick (not 6th) for a 1st round pick.

        Can you believe that are already 2 objections to the deal. Does this deal seem unfair at all. When I questioned one of the objectors he basically said that he doesn’t think it’s lopsided, but he doesn’t think it’s fair. But mostly he doesn’t want me to have another 1st round pick because I have recently made other trades that have netted me an additional 2nd and 3rd round pick. So next year I have two picks in the first 3 rounds and he does not like that. I nearly lost my cool, hell I did lose my cool, explaining that those are not grounds for objecting to a trade.

        If the trade helps both teams involved, which is does, then it shouldn’t be veto-able.

        Am I off base here?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah, not way off base at all…

          • malamoney

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            @Grey: And the other guy that has objected has said in the past that he hates trades for draft picks.

            I am seriously ready to administer the big boot and leg drop.

            The commissioner who is actually a good friend of mine (despite his objection) said that everyone has a right to object for whatever reason they choose. I couldn’t disagree with that bullshit anymore than I do and said that if this trade is vetoed that he can consider my email my resignation from the league.

            Anyone objecting to this trade is doing so for selfish reasons. I can’t be in a league where jealousy that team has a bunch of early picks next year is an acceptable reason to veto a trade.

            And I’ve been in this league for 10 years!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, why do idiots get a vote… This isn’t democracy, it’s a fantasy league…

              • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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                @Grey: i’ve said it before, democracy simply doesn’t work people! I’ve seen idiots actually admit the entire reason they veto something is due to jealously that it isn’t them getting the trade. they openly defend their right to influence others due to their hang ups. It’s exactly the point of Sartre’s No Exit. Other people are hell.

  24. liz says:
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    i know u dont any part of beachy, but

    porcello or beachy ros?

    i had beachy on my dl since the beginning of the season and i don’t know if i hav to make a move.

    wuts ur thought?

    thanks.

    • liz says:
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      @liz: oh ill add ian kennedy to that.

      plz rank ros considering im locked into h2h playoffs:

      kennedy, porcello, beachy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @liz: Porcello

  25. Dan says:
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    Yesterday I traded Lawrie for Bourn. I’d like to get Franklin into my starting lineup, so it makes sense to trade Asdrubal. I’m in an OPS league (16 categories) so Bourn doesn’t have a ton of value to my team, but I could probably trade him for a decent return, or I could trade Ajax.

    What do you think I should go for considering I am about 10 points up in first place? I tried getting Beltre for R.Zimmerman and Asdrubal, but that was rejected. There are also people inquiring about Hosmer.

    Even though I am in first place, the 2nd and 3rd place teams have recently made deals that improved their teams significantly, I still think I am better, but I think I should definitely make a couple moves before our August 23rd deadline. Any suggestions are welcome.

    C: McCann
    1B: Goldy
    2B: Cano
    3B: Zim
    SS: Asdrubal
    1B/3B: Hosmer
    2B/SS: Kipnis
    OF: Cutch
    OF: Ajax
    OF: Puig
    OF: Heyward
    Util: Hamilton
    Bench: Bourn
    Bench: Franklin
    Bench: Bogaerts

    SP: Felix, Bumgarner, J-Z, Latos, Greinke, Medlen
    RP: Reed, Perkins, Parnell

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dan: You don’t need to make that huge of trade if you’re leading the league

  26. andrew says:
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    Was offered his A. Craig for my JoFernandez. Deny right? 12 team keeper league points where im in first.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @andrew: why, jo-fer’s getting shut down at some point resembling sept, right? I’d be happy to take a high avg rbi producer on a great offense. His homers could always regress to much higher numbers too.

      • BTDRNKS says:
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        @goodfold2:

        The no, is because its a keeper league….

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @andrew: Keeper league, of course you don’t do that.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: somehow missed that word. Hell no, that dude could be top 10 pitcher for many years.

  27. Yeshcheese says:
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    “You think this is the first time someone’s lost a foot in an Ad Agency? You should have seen Sal Perez’s grandma!”

  28. Last place says:
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    Beltran or Simmons?
    NL only. Need pop.

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Last place: Beltran has more pop, soooo….

  29. Blankenship says:
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    Which side?
    Gardner/Melancon or Hunter/Cain?

  30. yeezus says:
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    Start Medlen @PHI?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @yeezus: In most leagues

  31. Chris says:
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    Hello Grey,
    Would you trade CJ Wilson for Matt Cain?

    Thanks

  32. Malarkey says:
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    Would you consider dealing Harper in a non-keeper league at this point? Considering that the Nationals have been total crap this year, the fact that Harper has been dealing with injuries, and knowing how the Nats treat their prospects, I’m thinking they may try to limit him down the stretch… Any thoughts?

  33. Peter says:
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    Thank you these columns. I have turned a number of players on to this site (been playing the game since 1992). My wife loves the “A-Roid”.

    At any rate, start CC @ SD (Cashner)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Peter: Thanks! I’d start him in Petco, yeah

  34. reilljt0 says:
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    Kendrys is out there on the wire. I can drop any of the following for him: Doubront, Locke, AHill, Headley, Kluber. Which one?

  35. T Moore says:
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    Mr. Grey: Now being vindicated on my pre-season interest and good feelings in/for Norris (within reason – never drafted him)

    I really regret, the As did not pick him up… The O/C Coliseum would have been a nice place for him to pitch in..

    With his continued improvement, the Birds have really landed a bargain arm … No longer a hyped rookie , Norris seems to be becoming an established pitcher that they will own until the end of 2015 at a good price…

    NEWS FLASH *** Yesterday – NASA – Houston Control Audio Recording

    “”This is Houston Control to the Spaceship Astros” “”Come in….”” “”Hello, Astros, are you receiving this transmission?””… Acknowledge!!! .. Astros, be aware, you are leaving orbit and are currently on a course to deep outer space”” “” Do you copy?””

    “”” Houston Control, this is the once named Spaceship Astros calling”” Yes, we are aware of the course change…”” “” We have decided to search space for another BB league to play in for a decade or 2…””

    “” We have discovered by following the earth fantasy website, RazzBall , there are many other BB leagues throughout the galaxy and beyond or at least, we think that is what they are tying to say… – The site always seems very garbled… “”

    “”And by the way, we have changed the name of our spaceship and team to the Aliens – as we are going where no MLB team has gone before” “” “” “Over”””

    “””This is Houston Control.. We copy , Spaceship Astros… aaa errr… Spaceship Aliens”””” “””Well, it might be for the best – as there seems to be little you will do in MLB on earth for a least 2 decades…

    ” So fair winds, smooth sailing, watch out for space bushwhackers around the asteroid belts and in any nebula you go near and remember to slow down for speed traps out there – especially around the backwater orbs””

    “””We’re rooting for you her at Houston Control””… “”And know, that all earth is pulling for you – whatever planet you end up playing on..”” GO ALIENS”” “”Houston Control out”

    ((In the background at NASA’s HC”””… ” Sir They are out of range now… We’ve lost them…””

    ((HC Mission Leader)) “Thanks the Gods”” “””They stunk!!!””

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @T Moore: You bring up a good point, how do I get these asteroid belts out from my space pants loops?

      • T Moore says:
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        @Grey:

        You have to stop shopping at WalMart for your space gear… Fair Traded space pants don’t have loop probs

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          But those greeters always make me smile!

  36. L-Boogie says:
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    Rwmember whem ltf asked if woujf ne crazy >8fg sit Upton tjis week? dh: Sorry so hard yl type witj straitjacket on…

    • malamoney

      malamoney says:
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      @L-Boogie: Glass Joe, I think all the hits you’ve taken to the dome have affected your ability to type…

  37. ChiliCheeseConey says:
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    Grey, Kendrys is out on the wire. I could use the help in average since I have ONE point in a 12 team Roto 5×5 Standard League. I am in 5th place with 72 points. Should I drop any of the following for Kendrys? Headley, AHill, Locke, Kluber, or Doubront?

  38. Adam Jonesin says:
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    Start Milone today vs TEX (Ogando)? SON likes him…

  39. Slim

    Buddah Lovaz says:
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    H2H 5×5 Y!
    Currently rocking…
    J.Castro, AuSchizz, Kendrick, Longo, Reyes, Dread Pirate, D.Jennings, Pence
    UT Franklin, Yelich
    Bn L.Martin
    DL Dom Brown

    BJ Upton is available.
    Looks like he’ll be back soon.
    Do I drop someone for him now?
    I’m leaning Yelich since he looks like a singles hitter and he isn’t stealing.

    • Slim

      Buddah Lovaz says:
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      @Buddah Lovaz: for tomarrow… Haren @Mil, Ross vNYY, Chen @NYM. SON likes Haren. They all have pitched well recently. 9 times outta 10 I take the guy SON likes, that 1/10 of course being Blanton as a $15 start.

  40. Wishing I was Golden says:
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    Gray,

    I need a replacement for Montero, but have limited acquisitions (trades don’t count) for the remainder of the season. Options: a) I was offered Posey for Minor, b) trade Medlen for lucroy, c) there is no C, and d) I can use one of my limited moves to pick up Salvador Perez. Team below. FWIW, I’m firmly in second place, but I still have plenty of time to fork thinks up.

    12 team yahoo redraft league with 6×6 h2h scoring
    C: Miguel Montero
    1B: Prince Fielder
    2B: Dan Uggla
    SS: Nick Franklin
    3B: Evan Longoria
    OF: Mike Trout, Alex Rios, Will Myers
    UTL: Starling Marte, Yasiel Puig
    DL: Dominic Brown

    SP: Jered Weaver, Madison Bumgarner, Mat Latos, Matt Harvey, Mike Minor, Kris Medlen, Patrick Corbin, Tony Cingrani, Alex Wood, Scott Kazmir
    RP: Edward Mujica, Steve Cishek, Joaquin Benoit
    DL: Johnny Cueto

  41. CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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    Would you drop Reddick as a 2nd UTIL for any of the available 672 players ranked above him? Fucking guy. I know you have a sliver of hope that he’ll correct himself, as do I…I just can’t believe I’ve been actually playing him the entire season. Stugots!

  42. Mitch says:
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    Wow… Rochester garbage plate reference… Nice!

  43. Byahhhhh says:
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    12 team H2H with Ops and Qs my team is:

    C: Wieters
    1B: goldschmit
    2B: utley
    3B: beltre
    SS: Andrus
    OF: Choo
    OF: carols gomez
    Of: soriano
    Util: either
    Dl: kemp

    Sp: Bumgardner
    Sp: sale
    Sp: latos
    Sp: Kuroda
    Sp:Samardjza
    Sp: peavy
    Sp: hector Santiago
    Sp: wheeler
    Sp:erasmo

    Trade is Peavy and Hector Santiago for Granderson and Kennedy. Should I pull the trigger ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Byahhhhh: It’s fair, take Grandy

  44. T Moore says:
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    Mr Grey: Raburn and K Johnson are problematic… They are so productive when they play… The problems stem from the fact, they don’t play enough… Really looked a Raburn earlier this week as he has been on fire – when playing – I moved on … (( he had another hot run earlier this spring too – picked him up (in Yahoo, I think) and he never played after that for the days I owned him)))… Same Same, with Johnson for me to a lesser degree…

    Yu like many players have such a steep societal adjustment and different brand of BB climb to make … It is a tribute to him and others they adjust so quickly…

    I believe, it is even harder on the Cuban players… Being forced to become immersed in this decadent capitalist society after coming from the workers and baseball paradise Cuba is… Their fine play is a tribute to them as individuals and their skills at the game

    I really was confident, Yu would have a successful season this year… Believing, he had learned the “Zone” here (((he had struggled much of last year – he is down over a walk in his w/9 from last year – K/9 s is way up -H/9 way down ))) and the umps learned to understand his pitching as well (the umps thing is true – many blues pound on rookies)..

    You should have listened to me this pre-season… He is on all my teams… I paid up for him early in drafts to be certain of owning him…

    Meanwhile, the MAGPIE beakdive continues… It is all going so wrong… Even having had the team officially blessed by the now returned Mr. Wrong magic FBB Mojo wand has not put out the dive brakes… The future is grim for the Teal, Black and Gold…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @T Moore: Yu and Cubans — Not to mention what side of the road to drive on. Unlike a raft, it doesn’t hold water — some guys — Puig, Cespedes — do well their first year…

      • T Moore says:
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        @Grey:

        True … Most of the established position playing Cubans from the Nat Team have done OK first year..

        I hear, he bought a $$$$$$$$$$ flashy ride… He seems to be enjoying the lopsided distribution of wealth here – hopefully, not too much and that is not what has taken his eyes of the ball this year… What’s next after fast cars??? 20 #s of gold chains round his neck???..

        I hope, he does not become another Georgie Best – the great Ulster striker and libertine..Whose famous quote summing up his life follows,

        “I spent my money on booze, women and fast cars then proceeded to squander all the rest!”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, great quote… Could also be another Oaktown favorite — MC Hammer

  45. Fish says:
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    Dare I say it?

    Dan Haren has been – gulp – *useful* since his return from the Disgraceful List in July and has posted a 3.13 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, (love this one) a 10.17 K/9, and only 2 HR’s allowed (both in the lone bad start). FIP (2.83) and xFIP (3.02) both seem to think the month was legit, too.

    With a start at MIL tomorrow and against the Phillies next week I’m thinking a short term plunge might be happening.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fish: Yeah, wouldn’t be bad, I still put 30% of a blowup

  46. T Moore says:
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    WHATS THE WORD… WILL MIGGY PLAY FOR THE TIGGERS TONIGHT OR NOT!!!

  47. 2 Giant rings says:
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    Does Eric Sogard keep a starting job all year? I’d like to trade Mike Carp for him if that’s reasonable in a 20 team league. Thanks

  48. ThE sHiT says:
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    @Grey: Nice Piano Man reference. Absolutely love that song. I saw Grown Ups 2 yesterday. Coincedentally, I had a pastrami from Eastside Deli Market on Wed. Cust kayin’! Have a great weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ThE sHiT: Thanks! You too! Maybe I’ll go today for lunch…

  49. Wake Up says:
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    …and hopefully no one finds R.A. on the side of that lonely road when Lorena tosses him out the window from a moving car…

    Isn’t the point of those feel good/flash of lightning in a bottle stories/book tours, that they don’t happen very often? Why anyone would expect that to repeat itself this season really beats the piss out of me… It really yanks my chain? It beats me off? What, that’s a thing, right? Take it away George…http://youtu.be/KjmjqlOPd6A

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Wake Up: oh those classic gaffes of George, I miss that stuff

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wake Up: I could watch that all day…

  50. brick says:
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    Haha Nice Dog pictures! Also, loving the Rochester shoutout. You haven’t lived until you’ve had a white hot garbage plate after a long night of boozin’, or anytime really.

    Points league with a substantial HR penalty:

    Gee vs KC tonight or Turner v Cleveland Tomorrow?

    Stream-o-nator says Gee, but KC’s been pretty hot lately.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @brick: Haha… Gee…

  51. Fireball Feliz says:
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    Stream Cashner today at home against the Yanks?

  52. Chris says:
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    Hello Grey,

    What do you think of this trade:
    Give: Jayson Werth, Laroche and Milone
    Get: David Ortiz and Billy Butler

    I would pick Chacin or Porcello from waiver wire.

    thanks for your comments

    • Chris says:
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      @Chris: hello, Or waht about Ortiz for Werth straight up?
      Thanks

      • malamoney

        malamoney says:
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        @Chris: I’d take Ortiz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Looks solid for you

  53. Mike says:
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    Which side

    Scherzer longo Rollins

    Chapman Zimmerman wieters Burnett

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Scherzer

  54. Alex says:
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    Hola

    Freeman for Rios even? Or aim higher with freeman? Need OF

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alex: Aim higher, but that’s fair

  55. Ryan says:
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    In a dynasty league which side would you rather have if you have a shot to win this year?

    Cliff lee soler profar or

    Bogaerts Gio gonzalez marte

  56. cheerio says:
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    14 team keeper. Going for it this year.

    Gio & McCutchen – cannot keep either

    Or Machado & Crawlers – keep in 14 & 8.

    thanks

    • cheerio says:
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      @cheerio:

      Cespedes

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @cheerio: You should get more though

  57. Benito says:
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    Losing EverCab to suspension (presumably). Should I trade Allen Craig for Elvis Adrus and Shin-Soo Choo? Looking to replace steals production without too much drop-off in other categories. Keeper league but none of these players project as keepers for me so only concerned with ROS production.

    • malamoney

      malamoney says:
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      @Benito: Is Bogaerts taken? Rajai Davis?

  58. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: medina over strop for sagnof?

  59. Benito says:
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    Also, love the work here. Great site! All of the writers provide useful insight with wit to boot!

  60. Adam says:
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    Rafael Soriano or Jim Henderson ROS?
    Have to trade one
    Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Adam: Soriano is much better

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: no I haven’t where/what is it?

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: wow, that takes me back, I had completely forgot about that

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’m not sure I ever remembered it, just found in YouTube…

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey: I know I’ve seen it before, just not when or where

  61. Wake Up says:
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    Nice dog pic…my dog would have eaten that photographer quicker than a bacon-wrapped-muenster platter over at the Adams Family’s…http://youtu.be/mTLK5zHYIu8?t=1m3s

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Wake Up: he makes ME wear a sweater when I pee in the house…I had to dump on the sidewalk this morning cuz “someone” wasn’t finished reading the paper in there…

  62. Pete says:
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    What level of 1B should I target if I give Dom Brown (Round 23 keeper value) to a team that is out of contention this year in a 12 team H2H points keeper league? We can keep 4 players and Dom Doesn’t make my cut.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pete: Trumbo-ish

  63. JFK says:
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    In a tight matchup where I have a 0.03 lead in WHIP and all of the other pitching cats are pretty much set, would you start Beachy against the Phillies or Ogando against the A’s?
    He’s got Shelby Miller, Matt Garza and Derek Holland left this week, so thinking I’m better off keeping those two on the bench.

    “Carlos Gonzalez – Sat out again with his finger problem. Seems like he has to, he has to, he has to let it linger.”
    Haha, now you’ve got the Cranberries stuck in my head…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JFK: Ha, yup… Ogando

      • JFK says:
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        @Grey:

        Man, I’m going to feel pretty awkward rooting for Ogando at the game tonight.
        Hope I’m not sitting anywhere near Oaktown Steve…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha! You can use your low voice to root for him…

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @JFK:

          I’ve got spies everywhere.

          • JFK says:
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            @OaktownSteve:

            Damn!
            (In a very loud voice) I GUESS I’LL BE BENCHING OGANDO, THEN…*cough*

            Go A’s!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha!

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Sky: Now you’re just getting creepy Sky.

    • herschel says:
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      @Sky: are you planning on doing ppr rankings?

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Ha, been done since June.

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Sky: I’ve already done it once and now you make me want to do it again

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Let’s face facts: I can’t make you do anything you don’t already want to do. I’m just giving you the motivation.

  64. Pochucker says:
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    LOL Not to gloat –but I took Darvish as my first pitcher (rd6 pk70) and Wainwright (rd7 pk75)
    Picked up Iwakuma before start of season and stashed Liriano on dl. Needless to say Im having great year. Ahhh age = wisdom and im old!

  65. Chris P says:
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    Werth for J Teheran in a 16-team dynasty league H2H 7×7, which side is better? Thanks!

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Chris P: Teheran

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Teheran

  66. AJ says:
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    Sup Grey.. I’m being offered Verlander straight up for Puig..what you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

      • JFK says:
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        @Grey:

        On a related note, which side do you like better: Verlander for HanRam, and is it close?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Han-Ram, depends on what the other person thinks of Verlander

          • JFK says:
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            @Grey:

            Thanks – figured as much.
            Hopefully he’ll be thinking the same thing I was when I traded for Verlander a few weeks ago, “He’s going to turn his sh*t around, get back to Cy Young form and take me to the top!…AND I’m finally going to get that tiger I asked my parents for when I was 8.” Sideways emoticon who is gargling Merlot in-between shots of really cheap tequila.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha!

  67. Oz says:
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    What are people’s thoughts on Marcus Stroman? His numbers look really good in AA this year. I know the Blue Jays suck, but any chance he starts in 2013?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems unlikely

  68. Q says:
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    Ok, here we go:

    I have clinched the playoffs (yay!) There is a rule in my league that you have to have a backup at each position. If you don’t, and a guy gets hurt, you can’t replace them. So, I have a heap of boring ROS questions (sorry Cram)

    Pick ONE ROS:

    C–Castro, Salty, Avila, Pierzynski, Mesoraco

    SS-Asdrubal, Rollins, Alexei, Brad Miller

    3B–Frazier, Arenado, Moustakas, Chris Johnson, Chisenhall

    Pick TWO of these SP:

    Dickey, Beachy, I Kennedy, Miley, Norris, E Jackson, Gaudin, Doubront, W. Chen, J Chacin.

    Thanks for helping me get this far!

    • Q says:
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      @Q:

      Points league, so categories irrelevant. QS more important than Wins

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Q: Haha. Well congrats!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Castro…Rollins…Johnson… Jackson, Chen

  69. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Redraft, standard 5×5. Need steals.

    Continue to hold AJax? I’m wanting to pick Leonys Martin back up. IE has Jackson fallen in your second half rankings? IE Why isn’t doode stealing?!?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  70. B.o.B says:
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    Asdrubal, Peralta, Franklin or Andrus for RoS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Asdrubal

  71. BRyan says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Happy Friday! Question, in a total points ESPN league. Which side would you rather have moving forward? I am thinking of offering this deal, but want your advice.
    I would give Alfonso Soriano & Madison Bumgartner and get Chris Davis.

    Thank you, as always, for your thoughts.
    -Cheers!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis side

  72. Jason Katnip says:
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    Question:
    Need 2 out of these 4 I guess:

    Morneau
    Yelich
    Lake
    Arenado

    One would be a CI and one would be a utility. My team is injury plagued, I don’t even know why I am still trying.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lake, Arenado

  73. Mr. Glass says:
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    i always say one more game Sal Pal goes 0-whatever im going to drop him for Castro (the catcher) then he has a game where its actually productive and i second guess myself because of the chance he could catch fire the final 2 months…ughh…guy is a thorn in my side

    Also would you try flipping Verlander for Sale or will CHI shut him down seeing how they suck

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I hear ya… Me too… I’d take Sale

  74. BRyan says:
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    one more question, would you trade Votto for Hanley Ramirez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  75. CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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    Leonys Martin or Junior Lake?

  76. CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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    Leonys Martin or Junior Lake?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Martin for straight steals, Lake for some power

  77. RalphW says:
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    Cliff Lee pulled again from his start today, Is there something me serious than a stiff neck?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That sucks

  78. OaktownSteve says:
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    Rommel you magnificent bastard. I read your book!

    Early Cubs game, streamers beware.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, crap… Thanks!

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        I’m streaming Deduno today. Been a streamers slump plus Gio’s disaster. That was just stupid running him out there. That one start could end up costing me a point in ERA.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m trying Ubaldo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice avatar, btw

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Ripped from today’s headline, as they say.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          What was today’s headline regarding that?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ah, brain fart on my part… I thought you meant in real news headline… Like George C Scott resurrected himself by sheer will

            • Jack Full of Hate says:
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              @OaktownSteve: I thought that was George C. Very nice OS

  79. AJ says:
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    So im negotiating a trade for Verlander these are the scenarios, which you like best?
    A) Verlander and Markakis for Puig
    B) Verlander and Marte for Puig and Bourn
    C) I just say screw todays trade deadline and move on

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A is fair if you believe in Verlander

      • AJ says:
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        @Grey: yea i wanna believe but yet so scared!! haaaa

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d be scared

    • Grey's Goatee says:
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      @AJ:

      I’d hold Puig. Verlander’s Ks are down and his BBs are up. If you must, go after another SP 1, IMO…

      • AJ says:
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        @Grey’s Goatee: yea im thinking the same, thanks, Wheeler has been dropped i may just swoop him up, should be good with that 6 man rotation

  80. Jason Katnip says:
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    Junior Lake, Arenado, Chris Johnson ATL, Yonder Alonso,

    Pick 3….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Alonso

  81. Bill S. Preston, Esq. says:
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    Chasing wins and thinking of streaming Nova (@SD – Ross) and Porcello (vs. CWS – Rienzo), but SON doesn’t care much for either. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start both

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It doesn’t mind Porcello, btw

  82. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    cole vs col @ home or dudino vs astros @ home?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cole

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Awesome!

  83. Grey

    Grey says:
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    ******THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS FOR ME*******

  84. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    1. the owner of robertson+clippard is in bad trouble with saves due to only having r.soriano (doesn’t get saves anymore) and wilhelm. So he’s very likely to take either my holland for both k-rob and clip or my soriano or rasmus + parnell or frieri for K-rob + clip.
    2. iwakuma owner is 350 innings over projected for rest of season limit. so my offer of soriano or rasmus for him will probably fly too.

    15 team roto reclamation project team.
    medlen looking good again, mclousy just got a slam

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cool

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: medlen WAS looking ok. now him and justin wilson (cole’s earned) jacked my pristine 1.83 era up to 2.52 and losing it barely. Could get worse when Mets bullpen give gee a run in the next few minutes. better not give his win away too.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You’re in the wrong post

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @Grey: i had both open and forgot which was the new one. sorry

  85. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    archer regression in progress, esp when THOSE guys get triples and homers.

  86. malamoney

    malamoney says:
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    This question is for Grey, but I’d be interested to hear others’ responses as well.

    What site do you use to play fantasy baseball? And do you participate in any H2H points leagues?

    Looking for a highly customizable site that really lets you fine tune the scoring system.

    Thanks!

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @malamoney: for more responses go to the buy post. but i’m in 5 yahoo leagues. i’m not commissioner to know what the options are though. I did just join 2 leagues with very customizable cats, but neither is pts league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Who plays fantasy baseball? Oh, right. ESPN, Yahoo and CBS… CBS is the best for keepers…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re in the wrong post, btw

  87. fallex says:
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    Would you trade Votto for Rizzo+Greinke in an 8-keeper league? This season is lost for me. The rest of my team looks like this (a veritable Biogenesis who’s who):
    C-S.Perez
    1B-Votto-k
    2B-Kinsler-k?
    3B-Frazier
    SS-Reyes-k
    OF-Cespedes-k?
    OF-Choo
    OF-Cruz-k?
    U-Utley
    U-Aoki
    SP-Kershaw-k
    SP-Hamels-k
    P-NatGio-k? suspension worries me
    P-A.Burnett
    P-Peavy
    RP-Romo
    RP-Wilhelmsen
    Bn-Lincecum
    Bn-H.Bell
    Bn-B.Moss
    Bn-Bogaerts-k?
    Bn-B.Miller
    Bn-Lawrie
    Bn-Braun-k
    DL-Berkman
    DL-A.Cobb-k?

  88. Peter says:
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    A few weeks ago Buck or somebody was on the radio/TV saying that they aren’t sending Mclouth because other pitchers are becoming quick with their delivery when he is on base. Said that if they see the pitchers slow down then they’ll send him again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Interesting, thanks for the heads up! BTW, you’re in the wrong post…

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