I’m bitter.  I dropped Brennan Boesch in one league on Wednesday night for Russell Branyan.  Branyan DNP yesterday.  Boesch hit a homer off CC.  All my ex-classmates at the College of Fantasy Baseball at Charleston are going get on my case.  That’s Waiver Wire 101, man!  I’m chagrined. The problem is someone like Branyan will continue to play after Carlos Guillen comes back.  For one, they don’t play on the same team.  I can’t say the same about Boesch.  I mean, I can, but it would be a lie.  Boesch can hit; I like the little meister.  If Guillen has a setback, I’ll want to own Boesch from H-to-T.  Or if the Tigers make Guillen the backup, I’m all in on Boesch, but I’m going on the assumption that he won’t have everyday playing time when Guillen returns.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Justin Verlander – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Imagine if he ever got his April act together.  But then maybe his September pitching would be a holy eff bomb.  Not sure.  Something to think about while your significant other is talking about their day.

Scott Sizemore – 0-for-3, Lost in the haze of Gordon Beckham’s awfulness is this guy.  Who knew a meth’d out Tom Sizemore would be the most reliable Sizemore this year?

Felix Hernandez – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks as he got Greinke’d.  The next sentence will be typed with my tears.  I can’t buy a Win.

Michael Saunders – 2-for-4 with a home run.  He’ll be in this afternoon’s Buy/Sell.  Now go to the Razzball homepage and don’t blink for five hours.

Chone Figgins – 0-for-3, batting .185 on the year.  The good news is it’ll be easy to go back to hating this schmohawk next year.

Zack Greinke – 6 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 8 Ks as he finally got his first win.  Just like the Royals to fire their manager after a Win.  How dare you raise our fan’s expectations!

Alfredo Simon – Recorded his 5th save yesterday.  Now has more saves than Broxton.  Zoinks!

Corey Patterson – 2-for-4 with a homer from the leadoff spot.  He was hitting in the minors when he was called up and he’s capable of getting hot for a week or two at a time.  In the big picture, Patterson is not a good hitter, so if you want in, you get in now.  You’ll need to get out soon though.  To put it in New Jersey terms, you pass through Patterson, you don’t stay there.

Ryan Zimmerman – 3-for-5, 6 RBIs and 2 homers.  Now has 8 homers in only 27 games since he missed just over a week with injuries.  “If he stays healthy, he appears to be headed for a huge season,” Mr. Obvious says.

Jhoulys Chacin – 5 IP, 6 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks.  I blame the weather.  No, I blame Coors.  No, I blame Ryan Zimmerman.  Actually, I blame Chacin and the fact he’s a rookie.  Inconsistency is to be expected when you play with rookie fire.  And Jhoulys is Aztec for fire.  No, that’s not true.  I don’t know what a Jhoulys is.  Could mean pants.

Huston Street – Supposed to be a week away from returning, but Huston Street is paved with a lot of injury setbacks, so keep your excitement in check.

Hank Blalock – Scott Boras is telling anyone that will listen that Blalock can still play in the majors and he wants in now.  Though, it’s probably Boras’s assistant; can’t imagine S.B. has time to worry about Blalock.  Put Teixeira on hold, Blalock is on the line!  Riiiiight.  Blalock did hit last year and should be capable of producing in the majors, but he needs an everyday job.  I’m not adding him anywhere.  If you’re in a very deep league, I could see it.  Like an 18 team league that only uses Scott Boras clients.

Bud Norris – 8 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks.  Wait, was he pitching against the Astros?  Norris has upside, but he’s far too inconsistent to trust in mixed leagues at this point.

Hunter Pence – 1-for-4, as he hit his 5th homer and his third in four games. Your time to buy low is 4 PM, three days ago.

Jorge Cantu – 0-for-4 as he bats .146 in May.  Member when I told you to sell him at the end of April?  Member all of the people who commented that Cantu can keep this up?  Wha’ happened?

Jake Fox – 3-for-5 as he got his 2nd straight start after only getting one start in the previous two weeks.  I realize Landon Powell is awesome and all on the Real World/Road Rules Challenge and Josh Donaldson is related to Colby, but can’t someone figure out how to play Jake Fox every day?  He has catcher eligibility!

Mat Latos – 9 IP, 1 hit, zero walks, 6 Ks.  The only player to get a hit was Eli Whiteside, who I would think looks like Hyman Roth if I didn’t know any better.  The good news on Latos, he’s cut his walks dramatically so far this year, which was a bugaboo last year.  It’still early, but he has a 0.97 WHIP on the year.  A very nice sign.  BTW, the “s” I saved in “It’still,” I’m passing that on to you.  You’re welcome.

Jonathan Sanchez – 8 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks and now has a 2.66 ERA and 1.07 WHIP on the year.  I’d be thrilled if he stays on this course all year.  Okay, a Win would be nice, but if I wanted Wins I’d own Tyler Clippard.

Mark DeRosa – Could be headed to the DL.  If it happens, John Bowker will get his third chance to fail in three years.  If only the very forgiving Giants had Jake Fox…

Brad Lidge – The MRI showed no problems with his right elbow.  After the test, Lidge said he felt so good he could go for another three MRIs.

  1. Black love says:

    Doode!! I did the exact same thing, I dropped borsch cause I figured CC would have his way with him, picked up branyan, and he doesn’t play today! And borsch goes and homers off of Grease.C. WTF !?

  2. EJ says:

    “Imagine if he ever got his April act together. But then maybe his September pitching would be a holy eff bomb. Not sure. Something to think about while your significant other is talking about their day.”

    I seriously laughed for 5 minutes when I read this. Am I a poor excuse for a human being? If so, at least I know I’m not alone….

    You da man Grey

  3. EJ says:

    BUT… I did hold Boesch for yesterday’s start since it was a short schedule, so that was nice. Dude’s a beast.

  4. Rogerthat says:

    Posted this late in the last thread, so apologies for repeating myself.

    I’m in a keeper league. I’ve been offered Slowey and Heyward for Lincecum. If I kept Heyward he’d cost me $9 next year. Thoughts?

  5. Eastsider says:

    My wife is in our league. I can tell by the look on her face when I’m talking to her if she’s thinking, “I need more pitching” or “When is Smoak going to put it together?”

  6. TastelessGarbage says:

    Figgy at 2B, Bartlett/Rollins at SS. When Rollins comes off the DL, drop Bartlett and pick up Desmond to help out at 2B until Figgy wakes up?

  7. Terrence Mann says:

    Do I see a Best in Show reference up there? Nice.

    It’s Trey Hillman’s fault the Royals are the suck this year. It’s his fault the owner makes money hand over fist and won’t pay for a decent free agent. It’s his fault that the team doesn’t give Greinke run support. It’s his fault that the team traded away their best two middle relievers over the past two years and owned Mike Jacobs (puke) for a season to show for it. It’s his fault that none of the current MRs could make a major league roster. It’s his fault that Alex Gordon still slides head first (even after he injured himself doing so). It’s his fault Betancourt can’t catch a popup correctly. It’s his fault Dayton Moore gave Gil Meche and Jose Guillen $94 million. It’s his fault that he has to bat a guy with no speed leadoff because said guy “feels most comfortable there”. It’s his fault Moore let Olivo and his power go to Colorado so he could have Jason Kendall at the same price. It’s his fault Billy Butler plays every day and still has luscious moobs.

    I’m sure this squad will compete for the division now that they got rid of him. I’m just disappointed he didn’t have a shot to trot Ankiel out to the mound in the third inning after (—>insert any Royals starter other than Greinke here) got shelled.

  8. Hi Grey — What’s going on with Eric Young? Do you see his playing time situation improving going forward? I could use the roster spot, but I don’t want to miss the breakout he’s probably capable of.

  9. @Enrique: Just read Eric Young has some kind of stress fracture. That can’t be good for business.

  10. ViagraFalls says:

    Question: In my outfield for today I have Torri Hunter (I know, I know), Jason Heyward, Matt Holliday and Marlon Byrd in the Utility spot. My question is, even though Johnny Damon (who is on my bench right now) has had a rough few days, should he get the nod over Torri Hunter and his visit to Mr. Dallas Braden today?

    Hunter is given two stars for Yahoo! calculations against Braden, Byrd has four and so does Damon. My issue is that regardless of how many stars Yahoo gives (and it has been massively wrong even when it estimates five star starts for players), Hunter has been fairly productive this week, Byrd has really only been hitting for percentage only and Damon feels like he is primed for a decent game.

    My roster for today is:
    Cantu (subbing in for a struggling C. Pena until he learns to hit again)
    Cano (struggling himself, and getting hit with pitches)
    M. Holliday
    J. Heyward
    T. Hunter
    Util: M. Byrd
    B: D. Freese
    B: J. Damon
    B: C. Pena

    Should I switch Damon into play along with Hunter, Damon and Byrd or leave it as it is? Thanks to all…

  11. ViagraFalls says:

    Oh, and Tulo is at SS…

  12. danimal35 says:

    @ViagraFalls: I would start whoever I drafted first cuz really there isn’t enough of a difference in my mind between Damon and Hunter…and I think Byrd is against Cecil in Toronto and he’s been pitching well…whatever you do will probably be wrong though…that’s what happens to me

    @Grey: Team’s been strugglin’ but I’m still battlin’ (I’m savin’ the G’s for you) I have Alcides and Aviles that i can put in for SS and Desmond was just dropped…I also have Frank-Frank as my 6th “closer” on the bench hopin’ for a Feliz breakdown but it doesn’t look ‘ood…drop FF or one of the other SS for Desmond (usin’waiver pri or not?)

    I only really picked up Aviles for the BA cuz of the collective suck on AVE that Quentin, Adam Jones, Bruce, Ibanez, BJ, Snider and Escobar have provided me…and it seems like I can’t have Braun and Zimmerman healthy at the same time…in the words of Jeezy..Ima “Lose my Mind”!!

  13. danimal35 says:

    On a side note…I went to the Rays-Angels game on Tuesday…got there early so I watched warmups…Matt Garza is a character…he was foolin’ all over the place…he pointed out my fat goatee and loved it and then made the extra effort to come over and compliment my facial hair and gave me a personlaized autograph on a ball that says “Great Goatee!” funny stuff! Then the fact that I was one of the few Rays fans in the stands (front row) and the huge bird’s nest on my face got me on TV a few times.

  14. Schlitzy says:

    12 team,5 keeper league. Gordon Blecham is killing me. Kelly Johnson just dropped. I am wayyyy over in innings so far (+70). What do you think about dropping Slowey for Kelly? Other candidates for droppage are Blecham, Ad. Larohe and Pacman Jones.

    Here’s what my SP’s look like:

    Johan, Garza, Price, Burnett, Nolasco, Ervin, Slowey

  15. Tony says:

    @Schlitzy: you gotta nab KJ. Why would anyone drop him?

  16. JRT says:

    I have sonovabenched twice now my Latos – why does he pitch well on the road now?

  17. TheEvilEmpire says:

    For today I’m guessing sit Fister @ Rays and start Kennedy @ Atlanta, right?

    Can’t believe you dissed Paterson!

  18. Dom says:

    I give Werth and Konerko to get A-Rod? I currenlty have Beckham at 3rd and Chris.B.Young and Garret Jones on the bench. 5×5, 10-team keeper league.

  19. steamer says:

    Would you guys trade any of these OFs (Ad. Jones, Quentin, Rasmus) + Erv. Santana for G. Sizemore? My OF sucks so bad & I need to make a risky move. In a couple of my leagues I’m actually seeing Sizemore getting dropped, so his value could never be lower.

  20. @danimal35: I think I saw you! I remember the big bushy goatee! Were you wearing a Rays shirt? I’m in Italy but watched it on MLB.com.

  21. Jarrad says:

    Felix gettin’ Greinke’d on the very day that Greinke gets his first win? I think it’s time to amend the glossary…

  22. Vince says:

    12 teams, H2H, Non Keeper

    Latos, Cueto, Buchholz… Grey, could you rank these 3 SPs please? I’m wondering which one I should use as my last SP.

  23. Bob says:

    Beckham or Jose lopez?

  24. danimal35 says:

    @Enrique: Oh Yeah! I was wearing a Rays jersey sitting next to a dude wearing a yellow Rays t-shirt…it’s bushy , huh?!

  25. willclarkismyhero says:

    I have Cruz coming off the DL. Can I drop Kelly Johnson? Seems like he’s cooling off.

  26. GopherDay says:

    What do y’all think of Luke Scott? He’s hit 3 homers the past few days…and if I remember correctly he went on a tear for a week and a half last year and hit like 7 or 8 homers….Just dropped Swisher for him to play CI, but I’m wondering what everyone else thinks.

  27. FlyinHawiianPizza says:

    Should I drop Billingsly for Latos?

    Oh, and I think I’ve got the top Fantasy FML from last night.

    Johan Santana, Josh Johnson, Johnathan Sanchez and CJ Wilson all pitching for me. Throw a combined 29 innings for three earned runs. None of them pick up a W.

  28. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:

    Ah, c’mon Grey… the west coast has made you soft! I have many fond memories of having my life threatened in charming Paterson locales such as the Alabama Projects while working for Bell Atlantic years ago. It’s the perfect place to settle down and raise a family; your kids can’t learn about loosies, crack whores and dime bags in Upper Saddle River.

  29. Quintero says:

    @Terrence Mann: Your sarcasms are been share nearly completely here. And why was Dayton Moore crying anyway? No one would be cry if he is the one to go. But Hillman did blow up Meche’s arm after that 132-pitch game, Meche was doing fine for me in a Dynasty league until that point. Just painful to read these Royals news.

  30. Casadilla says:

    Love the “could mean pants” line.

    Worth noting that Pence has a history of being a monster in May. Picked him up a week ago hoping for this breakout. It’s great when plans work out!

    No thoughts on Sheets? Looks like the Rangers got the Sheets this time!

  31. KarlJ. says:

    Great story about Garza. I was a big believer in Garza coming into this season but didn’t manage to get him on any of my teams ( Kind of like Grey with Phil Hughes)

  32. KeeblerMN says:

    I watched Sanchez pitch yesterday and would have be dollars to doughnuts that I would have read “Filthy got Greinke’d” today.
    My percentage has dropped now after going 3 for 3 on Dotel Kazaam! calls :-)

  33. Scotty M says:

    @Steamer: At first I thought I would pkg Rasmus/Erv for Sizemore, but then I realized Rasmus = Sizemore light. From both sucking at hitting LHP right down to the 2 spot in the lineup. Rasmus has a better supporting cast. If Sizemore doesn’t rebound Rasmus is going to outperform him this year.
    As an aside, Sizemore doesn’t have the same pitch recognition as previous years and I fear this isn’t slump related. He is swinging at 40% more pitches out of the zone and has 40% more swinging strikes than his 3yr avgs. He is also making a similar amount of contact with pitches out of the zone leading me to believe his swing is just effed up. He’s still hitting pitches out of the zone, but it is hard to do anything with them. His 1st pitch strike is way up.
    I don’t think Quentin or Jones have enough trade value to get Grady at this point and Q has just been super unlucky according to his .180 BABIP. I’d hold tight or find other options. If you can do Jones/Erv for Grady then yeah, but I don’t think anyone is buying that deal.

  34. BKK says:

    Got offered Tex/Prado/J Guillen for my AGonz/Carlos Lee/Youk

    This is a reject, yes?

  35. mr baseball says:

    should I drop either Ian Kennedy or Wade Davis to pick up Latos

  36. Scotty M says:

    @BKK: Keep AGonz/Youk. Guillen will be mass dropped in 2 weeks, Prado will cool, so it is really AGonz/CLee/Youk for Tex. Pass.

    @mr baseball: no way! Keep Kennedy.

  37. Slumpbustin says:

    12 team keeper league, 5 x 5, H2H which side do you want.

    Sizemore and E. Santana for Fragu and CC?

  38. Millsy says:

    So are the Commenter League Standings going to be updated on a regular basis? Just curious, as I’m looking good and at least want to see my name toward the top while it lasts…


  39. Donnie Baseball says:

    Grey, are you from Jersey?

  40. Donnie Baseball says:

    EY jr. with a stress fracure in his tibia. What’s the time table on something like that?

    Grey would you try dropping him for Blalock?

  41. NoEmoJoe says:

    Is there any reason I’m still holding onto Borbon? My alternatives aren’t much better. Would you drop him for Beckham, Coghlan, Pagan, Franceour, R. Davis, or McLouth?

    If so, who is my best option (position doesnt matter).

  42. steamer says:

    The Lind owner in my league is trying to make a deal with me. Which side of Lind/Headley for Stewart/Ad. Jones or Quentin would you want to be on?

  43. Frank Rizzo says:

    The only thing that would move Guillen in over Boesch right now would be money from my perspective. Miggy may squeeze the life out of Mini-Marlboro Man’s body and go punch the butt out of Dombrowski’s chin if they yank Boesch. Brennan has shown no fear at the plate passing another test yesterday beating the snot out of one of the premier leftys in the game. And there’s no doubt he’d be better defensively in left than Carlos. Guillen is the Tiger’s version of El Caballo right now. Way overpayed for what you’re getting, but he gets in the game just based on investment reasons. Ugh.

  44. Lines says:

    It’s especially funny because my significant other has Verlander on her team. Every time she has a bad day, I point at his stat line and say, “Cheer up.”

    I am so damn glad I drafted Jonathan Sanchez. Yep.

    Did anyone else notice that ALL of Latos’ success has come against sub-standard offensive clubs? The two starts he had against teams who could hit (COL and FLA) were pretty ugly.

    What the hell is Jose Lopez’ problem? Is he mad at me? Is that why he only hits lefties?

    And lastly, I really wanna drop Brett Cecil, ’cause he’s gonna have matchup problems all year. Cueto, Kennedy, Latos, Masterson, Chacin, and Scott Olsen are all available. That’s not really a question, I just wanted to share. But I’m open to your suggestions.

    Oh, and to hell with the NBA. We all know Razzball is where amazing really happens.

  45. Lines says:

    @Donnie Baseball – Little fractures usually take 4-6 weeks to heal (by professional athlete standards). But it really depends on how severe it is and if there’s any other damage.

  46. FlyinHawaiianPizza says:

    Drop Billingsly for Latos?

    Also, I’m pretty sure I win the Fantasy FML award for last night. 4 starting pitchers, Johan, Josh Johnson, Johnathan Sanchez, and CJ Wilson throw for a combined 29 innings with three earned runs. And zero wins. Someone once said something about gift horses and mouths….

  47. and1mcgee says:

    @steamer: Lind/Headley

  48. Air Fanning says:

    you said: The problem is someone like Branyan will continue to play after Carlos Guillen comes back

    i say: Branyan will continue to Play, doesnt mean he’ll hit.

  49. Built to Spilborghs says:

    Someone just dropped Garrett Jones in my 10 team league (with OPS). Should I pick him up/Should he be owned in all 10 team leagues?

  50. Frank Rizzo says:

    According to some sources, the Tigers will get “creative” when Guillen comes back, potentially moving him back to 3b or ss. I’d take the drop in defense personally over absolute uselessness of Everett at the plate. He is awful!

  51. Frank Rizzo says:

    @FlyinHawaiianPizza: @NoEmoJoe: Yeah, agree with NoEmoJoe…….settle down. Latos is a Hodgepadre, not the 2nd coming of Bob Gibson. I was lucky enough to grab Latos for yesterday’s start but I know he’s going to go Chacin soon enough. He’s young, very young, and will screw up.

  52. Donnie Baseball says:

    Your wife or girlfriend plays fantasy baseball?

    At first I was like, wow, that’s really cool.

    But then I thought about it. And it really isn’t. Fantasy baseball is where I go to get away from my wife.

    She’s ruined everything else, she’s not touching my fantasy baseball.

  53. Dingo says:

    @anyone: Is offering Stewart/Pavano for Phillips/Hamels insulting or reasonable?

  54. NoEmoJoe says:

    @NoEmoJoe: someone want to reply to this? dont care who

  55. NoEmoJoe says:

    @Dingo: insulting, definitely

  56. Terrence Mann says:

    @Terrence Mann: Not Best in Show….A Mighty Wind!

  57. and1mcgee says:

    @NoEmoJoe: I would drop him for whomever is hot, no doubt.

  58. Howard says:

    How do you like this trade: My Hanley and J Guillen for Youk and Cruz?

  59. NoEmoJoe says:

    @and1mcgee: yea, agreed. problem being nobody on that list is even remotely hot.

  60. Dingo says:

    @NoEmoJoe: Thanks — that’s pretty much what I suspected.

    Another question — who would you prefer for the rest of the season: Abreu or Krispie?

  61. Frank Rizzo says:

    @Howard: There isn’t a cut & dried answer imo. It depends on your roster and needs.

  62. Bodymore says:

    Few questions, interested in Grey’s opinion but anyone else’s as well:

    Are people still holding onto Rajai Davis? I’m in an OPS league, and wondering if its really worth trying to get cheap steals out of him anymore. I’ve mostly been benching him…might benefit from a RP that will improve my ERA/whip (Gregerson, Bard, Zumaya are available).

    Also, curious as to people’s opinion on Kearns. Could he be healthy enough to actually produce now, or is he due for a correction? I’m trying to ride this out at least until Granderson gets back.

    I picked up Coglan who was dumped, since I haven’t been getting a ton of runs and am hoping he can shake off the sophmore slump. Any believers in him? Basically it feels like I stocked up on OF options hoping to get 4 good ones out of the mess.

    I noticed that despite being slightly under .500 I’m tops or near tops in most categories, so hopefully that indicates that my record will improve given a larger sample size.

  63. Jarrad says:

    @Howard: Yuck!

  64. Eddy says:

    Thanks to to Pants Chacin’s implosion yesterday I caught up in ERA and WHIP. He’s up (down?) by .19 in ERA and .13 in WHIP. I have Lester, Kershaw and Hamels tomorrow so I hope they can dominate, but do you play these two guys today?

    Ian Kennedy @ ATL


    Jaime Garcia @ CIN

    I think Kennedy will be fine as long as he avoids the HR, but I’m wondering how Garcia’s groundball approach reacts in Great American.


  65. Frank Rizzo says:

    May we consider Olivo the Mike Napoli of 2010 now? He’s got a stranglehold on the starting position now doesn’t he? Just plug him in, deal with the lows and enjoy the highs? I’ve got Geo Soto but I wonder if Olivo’s highs outweigh what Geo will do all year.

  66. Bodymore says:

    @Eddy J Garcia’s high GB% helped him succeed in Phili, I think he’ll be fine in Cinci.

  67. Jif & The Choosy Mothers says:

    Is it just me or is Jason Grey the only decent fantasy writer on ESPN? My insider ran out yesterday and I just tried to access his top 10 minor leaguers – but can’t – and it then occurred to me he’s the only writer there possibly worth paying to access.

  68. Eddy says:


    1) I’m still holding onto Rajai but mind you he isn’t a starter for me. Whenever I need steals or feel I’ve built a big enough lead in the power categories, I slot him in there.

    2)All I know about Kearns is that I picked him up in the RCL a few days ago and he’s produced. Though on that team I wouldn’t get my hopes up I’m guessing it’s just a hot streak that’ll pass.

    3)I watch all the Marlins games and I can say for sure that COghlan is coming out of his slump. Slowly, but he’s doing it. Last night he made good solid contact on all balls that he hit.

  69. Eddy says:

    Forgot to add a note on Rajai that if you can afford benching him then I say hold on. But if you HAVE to have him as a starter, you may want to reconsider.

  70. Suck My Wieters says:

    Grey and Everyone,

    Who do you like more….

    John Danks or James Shields?

    I personally like Shields more.

  71. Bodymore says:


    Thats why I’m hanging onto Rajai, but the spot might go to better use stabilizing my WHIP which has been horrible. I’ll think about that. Thing is, if he’s hitting around .200 he won’t pick up many steals no matter how fast he is.

    Does Coghlan have any power/steals potential or is he AVG/Runs at best?

  72. and1mcgee says:

    @NoEmoJoe: so put Kate Winslet on the list, then, duh

  73. mr baseball says:

    Read this story – a day at the ballpark

    Major League Jerk

    the daily ramblings of men with no professional experience and less social tact

    Major League jerk charged with intentionally vomiting on 11-yr.-old Phillies fan

    Now that’s some vile bile.

    A Phillies fan vomited on a dad and his 11-year-old daughter during a game at Citizens Bank Park this week – and the angry dad says the foul mouth did it on purpose.

    “I turned around and looked at him and saw the most disgusting thing,” said Michael Vangelo, an off-duty cop attending the Wednesday night game with his two daughters and the older girl’s boyfriend. “He was sticking two fingers down his throat, intentionally trying to make himself vomit.”

    Vangelo, a longtime Phillies fan, said he sought cleaner pastures before things took a disgusting turn.

    “I tried to move my kids away from him as quickly as possible but it was a sold out game,” Vangelo, 43, of Easton, Pa., told the News. “Before I could get them moved, he vomited on us.”

  74. Eddy says:


    Grey’s line of 100/10/55/.310/15 seems about right. Though to be honest I’d play it out more 90/8/55/.285/12. Up until now he was losing a bit of playing time. So if he doesn’t break out soon, he may start getting platooned a bit with Brett Carol. He’s more of the AVG and Runs type.

    And as for Rajai, if Brett Gardner isn’t on waivers, then I’d tough it out for a couple of more weeks.

  75. Eddy says:

    @mr baseball:
    Yea I read that when it popped up on Yahoo about a couple of weeks ago. That was disgusting. Can’t believe some fans are actually like that. Only in Philly huh?

  76. Bodymore says:

    @Eddy Nah he’s gone, fairly deep league. Might drop Leblanc for one of those RPs and see if rajai gets back on track. In order to start Coglan right now, I have to bench Willingham which may not be worth it. I’ve got Stanton stashed, hopefully he gets called up in the next month and makes an immediate impact :)

  77. PaddyTwoTimes says:

    @ Grey or @ Anyone:

    Is delicious Alfredo sauce going to keep the closers role, if/when, everyone gets healthy?

  78. mrbaseball says:

    @ 76 Eddy Says:

    hope that fan was not eating a cheese steak

  79. Dim says:

    Rest of season: Slowey, Cueto, Latos?

  80. Howard says:

    I want to add Furcal for steals/avg and could either drop Beckham, Quentin, Lee or Kerry Wood. Any thoughts? I have Mcgehee/Utley at 2/3 and OF is Ethier/Krispie/Manny/Quentin/Lee/Lind. Relievers are Lindstrom/Krod/Simon/Wood.

  81. FlyinHawaiianPizza says:

    @NoEmoJoe: @Frank Rizzo:

    But…making reactionary and rash decisions is so tempting! I’ve been looking for an excuse to drop Billingsly for a while. Just doesn’t feel like his ERA will ever get below 4.

  82. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Black love: We’re brothers from other mothers.

    @EJ: Hehe

    @Rogerthat: I’d take Lincecum, assuming he’s a reasonable keeper.

    @TastelessGarbage: Sure

    @Terrence Mann: Ha!

    @Enrique: First I heard that, yeah, I’d lose him.

    @ViagraFalls: Leave it as is.

    @danimal35: Shouldn’t it be @’rey? You shortchanged me. How about losing Alcides?

    @danimal35: That’s awesome!

    @Schlitzy: Drop Beckham.

    @TheEvilEmpire: Ha… Yeah, that’s who I’d roll with.

    @Dom: Seems fie for you.

    @steamer: Sure, in that order of OFs.

    @Jarrad: Hehe

    @Vince: Buchholz, Latos (at home)…

    @Bob: Lopez

    @willclarkismyhero: If he’s your only option…

    @GopherDay: Yeah, he’s hot right now.

    @FlyinHawiianPizza: I wouldn’t drop Bills. Ouch on the Wins.

    @Awesomus Maximus: Ha! Loosies – nice.

    @Casadilla: Ha… Eh, I don’t trust Sheets.

    @KeeblerMN: Ha… Sorry, was used on F-Her.

    @BKK: Reject.

    @mr baseball: Davis

    @Slumpbustin: Depends on needs, I’d take CC.

    @Millsy: I’ll update it today.

    @Donnie Baseball: I am. If that’s the only guy out there, sure.

    @NoEmoJoe: Davis for steals, Coghlan for average…

    @Frank Rizzo: Yeah, agreed.

    @Lines: Ha… Kennedy

    @Built to Spilborghs: Eh

    @Air Fanning: Yeah, you could be right.

    @Bodymore: Davis will get steals, so depends if you need them. Coghlan will hit for average and get Runs, so if you need that there ya go. Kearns will fail at some point. He always does.

    @Eddy: I play them both.

    @Frank Rizzo: Unless this is an 8 team league, I’d hold Soto.

    @Jif & The Choosy Mothers: Yup

    @Suck My Wieters: Shields…

    @mr baseball: Ha

    @PaddyTwoTimes: Gonzalez is nowhere near returning…

    @Dim: Cueto, Latos….

    @Howard: Drop Beckham…

  83. akk says:

    is it OK? using lilly and blanton for beckett? thanks

  84. NoEmoJoe says:

    @Howard: Drop Beckham. I did it and its liberating!

  85. tHe ShiT says:

    @Grey: Start Liriano vs. NYY?

  86. TheEvilEmpire says:

    I have Hardy at 2B/SS slot now. Nothing decent out there to pickup. Desmond seems to be the best of the crop.

    However, Felipe Lopez is out there and as I understand it, La Russa is just waiting a few days for him to get some arm strength back.

    Drop Hardy for Lopez?

  87. Tony says:

    @BKK: is that from our league? wow no way… and apparently he’s working on a 3 way deal to acquire greinke and cliff lee from thomenators? good luck with that i wouldn’t trust a 3 way deal AT ALL….

  88. and1mcgee says:

    @TheEvilEmpire: when will Lopez come off the DL?

  89. Ruah says:

    – Carlos Lee droppable with wire options like Snider, Quentin and Bruce available?

    – Better CI/Util option? Branyan or Beltre? Need to drop one

    – Same with Carlos Lee, do these guys come around: D Lee, A Hill, Lind?

  90. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Ruah: Grab Bruce, lose Lee. I’d hold Beltre.

  91. GrandSlamSingle says:

    Which is the better pickup, Vladdy or Snider? No particular needs, just looking to play the hot hand for next week.

  92. Wilsonian says:

    @Ruah: depends on the size of your league on Lee…he could be droppable (I did it in an 8 team H2H), and I’m really liking Snider right now, and I think Bruce will end up better than El Caballo by season’s end – probably MUCH better.

    For CI/UTIL – that’s a toss-up, but I’m leaning Branyan.

    You won’t see Hill’s 2009 numbers, but if his hammy is OK, I can see him still coming around. D.Lee will probably end up on the right side of OK/Decent by season’s end, as well. He’s not a .200 hitter. Lind will be solid, don’t worry about him now. I can’t remember who, maybe Baron or Poon, went into a well researched and thought out rant as to why Lind is still a great OF option and why he’ll end up with numbers very similar to last year – his “break out” year.

  93. Ruah says:

    Thanks, Bruce was just dropped. I’ll snag him.

    Thoughts on D Lee? He would also be competing with Beltre for that Util/CI spot.

  94. GrandSlamSingle says:

    Crap, nevermind, someone just grabbed Vlad.

  95. Dingo says:

    @GrandSlamSingle: How on earth was Vlad even available?

  96. Ruah says:

    @Wilsonian: 10 team roto 5×5. I picked Lee up a week ago when someone else dropped him, but I’ve read numberous reports(including the one on here) saying it could be more than just a slump, he could be on the way out. I dont want dead weight because of his name.

  97. Wilsonian says:

    @Ruah: I’d definitely take Grey’s advice and drop him for Bruce. On your question about D.Lee over beltre for the CI spot, I’d go D.Lee. I think his average will rise, like I said, he’s not a .200 hitter. He was slow, albeit not THIS slow, out of the gates last season and ended with a great season line. That being said, I would take D.Lee over Beltre. Especially in a roto, where a slump won’t seriously hurt you, it’s just those full season numbers you’re looking for.

  98. GrandSlamSingle says:

    @Dingo: Really shallow league – 10 teams, 21-man rosters

  99. Cain Fan says:

    @SAGNOF Pierre owners: He’s facing KC this weekend. Last time round vs KC he had 5 SBs in 3 games.

    @Grey: Any chance we could have a Top 5, Bottom 5 of teams/catchers that get SAGNOF’d the most. It would greatly help my platooning of Pierre, thanks!

  100. Ruah says:

    @Wilsonian: Thanks, I’m trying to trim away some hitters as I dont like carrying bench hitters usually. Drives me insane. Just trying to get an idea of real slumps and dead weight. Thanks again.

  101. Oregon Nut Cups

    Oregon Nut Cups says:

    Blalock + Mariners/Boras x Bradley = futility. However, I’m betting it will happen.

    PS ~ Jodhpur Chacin killed me last night

  102. Tony says:

    hopefully masterson has a good outting vs. the horrible O’s today….

  103. Lob Ball says:

    E Cabrera is coming off the DL and Fowler is my only real steals guy.

    Please pick one:

    a) ignore
    b) wait a week
    c) Drop Smoak or Tejada or Fowler or O Hudson and grab him.

  104. and1mcgee says:

    @Tony: the O’s have been shelling fools, so…. good luck with that.

  105. Tony says:

    @and1mcgee: i’ll take my chances, can’t bench every pitcher bc i’m scared of a hot team or who they’re facing….

  106. keith says:

    lind/holland for choo/street?

  107. and1mcgee says:

    grey, for this year, Ian Stewart or Derek Jeter? for, say, net production. or, at a MI slot, sort of thing. thanks.

  108. and1mcgee says:

    @Tony: I agree. But you asked.

  109. Terrence Mann says:


    My boss showed me his roster last night. Solid, except for the fact that he has Stubbs on his bench. I told him to cut Stubbs loose and he replied “Stubbs is my sleeper this year”. I kid you not. Snider, Carlos adverb and Pence are on waivers.

    Who should I tell him to cut Stubbs for? My pending raise may depend on my advice in this situation.

  110. and1mcgee says:

    @and1mcgee: for 3B this yr, Stewart or M Young?

  111. Tony says:

    @and1mcgee: i didn’t really “ask” it was more of a “thought written down”. You just answered and i answered your answer!

    @Terrence Mann: pence for the next month….

  112. Bring Back Pluto says:

    Can anyone tell me if Holland is up for good (assuming he does well)? Or is he being sent down regardless?

  113. Jif & The Choosy Mothers says:

    E. Jackson, LeBlanc, Olsen, Holland or Garland – best value this year going forward?

    Best for next two years?

    Thanks for the help.

  114. Terrence Mann says:

    @Tony: Just looked at the Astros schedule. That’s a nice schedule through June. I think I’ll suggest Pence. If he tanks and I get fired, I’m soliciting Daquiris.

  115. William says:

    @Grey – Do you have a minimum player limit for daily updates? Trying to think of why you would post one about Hank “My talent got taken away from those Space Jam aliens” Blalock.

  116. Joe says:

    @Jif & The Choosy Mothers: S. Olsen

    FraGu, Ryan Ludwick, Aramis Ramierz – best value going forward?

  117. Harry Plopper says:

    @Grey: Pick One Please.

    Wade LeBlanc
    Jonny Cueto
    Edwin Jackson
    Ian Kennedy
    Kris Medlen
    Jhoulys Chacin
    Tom Gorzelanny
    Scott Olson

  118. rogerthat says:

    @Grey….In regards to the Lincecum for Heyward and Slowey trade, Heyward would be the only reasonable keeper. The others will be thrown back. As a reminder I’d get Heyward for 9 bucks next year. Still prefer holding onto Lincecum? Thanks for the help.

  119. and1mcgee says:

    @and1mcgee: help me out, guys…. M Young or Ian Stewart

  120. akk says:

    do you suggest me to trade michael young(3B) and (price or liriano ) for king felix ?? after that I’ll move jose lopez from bn to 3B

  121. uncdrew says:

    Starting Masterson, Fister and Cecil tonight.

    Gonna make an awesome roller coaster ride. Luckily for my wife and daughters, they’re gonna be on it with me.

  122. BKK says:

    @Tony: Yes, it is, he keeps low balling me. I think I have rejected about 10 “deals” already. This one involved Tex, so thought I would just get a second opinion. Believe it or not, this was the best offer he has made, and it is not that good.

  123. Mike D. says:

    @Grey: Jersey… me too. Lived in Central Jersey (exit 9!) area for 2/3 of my adult life. You?

    Baseball: Crazy to start Scotty Baker & F-Liriano vs. Red Sox next week?

    Alternatives would be Floyd vs. FLA and Masterson vs. KC.

    Thanks Grey.

    Mike D.

  124. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Mike D.: Exit 136… I’d start Floyd and Masterson. No problem.

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  125. chiasports says:

    not sure whose around but somebody tell me…. ya think my trading weaver and tejada for jacoby ellsbury and ivan rodriguez was a good move?we only give 1 point for steals so keep that in mind and i think my pitching was good enough to let him go. i managed to pickup off the wire… capps,moyer,livan herbnandez,and doug fister….i drafted [bell was a keeper for a dollar].also. phil hughes [thanks razzball!] oswalt,david price,marmol and papelbond. relievers score the same as sp for us except for cg shout outs etc….so theres 11 out of our top 30 scorers that are rp. and my capps is 5 and bell is 9! ivan was just in case martin crashed and burned….hes doing great this week though!

    oh and somebody telll me adam jones and adam lind will be ok…ive had em on the bench for awhile! so happy im finally getting rollins back….gonna play him this week….good move?

  126. chiasports says:

    i meant this coming week..lol. will be watching the news though of course!

  127. chiasports says:

    oh ya i did pick up Brennan Boesch for this coming week..i loved seeing the article on him..lol.gonna keep lind and jones benched till they wake up! i dropped fukedomy for boesh…dont like fuke when he cold…he was hot there till i picked him up lol. oh our drops and pu are only a dollar :o}
    does this all seem ok?

  128. Terrence Mann says:

    First Corpas this week and now Simon. Chumlee has a better shot of buying legitimate art than I do of picking up a legitimate closer.

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