At least that’s the creed that Francona and Epstein keep repeating to themselves as they sit in the fetal position on opposite corners of the clubhouse shower. Carl Crawford seems like a nice guy.  Something about the name Carl.  So innocuous.  “Hey, sis, what’s your new boyfriend’s name?  Carl?  I’m gonna like him on Facebook.”  That’s you jibber-jabbering with your family.  Because Carl seems like a nice guy could be partially why it’s so sad to see him struggle this much.  Doode better not stand too close to the Pesky pole in a lightning storm cause he will get struck.  That’s been his luck so far.  Franconian measures were taken to get Crawford going by openly mocking him with a lineup switch.  That never helps.  It’s like when you’re a teenager and your Mom makes an appointment for you to see a dermatologist.  Suddenly, you realize you’re not hiding your acne as good as you thought you were.  Crawford is really doing nothing wrong other than getting extremely unlucky.  That luck will turn around and he’ll suddenly look like the 2nd round pick he was in the preseason.  To misquote a cliche, get in now while the gettin’s not good.  Anyway, here’s some more players to buy or sell this week in fantasy baseball:


Justin Smoak – I just went over my Smoak fantasy.  I wrote it riding on the back of a bicycle through downtown Milwaukee while Shirley steered.

Brett Wallace – Sure, his ESPN Player Card looks like he had some bad work done by Dr. 90210 (you storing acorns in those cheeks, Brett?  Brett looks like he says, “Franks and beans!  Franks and beans!”), but he’s hitting at a near-.600 clip over the last week.

Brandon Wood – He’s one of the top prospects in the game!  Low voice:  From 6 years ago.

David Cooper – With the demotion of Snider (don’t write), Cooper will fill-in as the Jays DH.  For the Triple-A Vegas Fake Boobs, Cooper slashed .395/.438/.617.  His BABIP was silly ridiculous, so the average there isn’t happening but his power is decent.  When you put ‘decent power’ into Google translator, it spits back ‘Above James Loney but below Justin Smoak.  Say Ike Davis.  No, you don’t have to literally say it.’  Geez, Google translator sounds a bit testy.  In AL-Only leagues, he’s a must own — obviously.  I’d take a flyer on him in deeperish mixed leagues, depending on how bad you muffed your corner infidel slot.

Sergio Santos – This is probably still Mergio Salthorntos’ job, but Serge is a nose ahead.

Eduardo Sanchez – Similar shituation to the White Sox.  It’s not clearly Eduardo’s job.  Imagine, if you will, you’re traveling through another dimension — a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind.  A journey into a wondrous land where Ozzie and La Russa make every decision for you.  You order a burger then a steak then a piece of chicken.  You get your car washed, decide halfway through that you need a shower and hop out of your car.  You go to the movies and leave halfway through the opening credits.  That’s a signpost up ahead:  your next stop:  the Twilight Zone!

Vicente Padilla – I’d go with Kuo first.  Speaking of which…

Hong-Chih Kuo – Hello, I wish to welcome everyone who was sent here from the ellipsis in Padilla’s blurb.  Make yourself comfortable.  Can I offer you some tea?

Darren Oliver – He sounds like a sitcom character.  Not a funny one.  The straight man.  Not that there’s anything wrong with being straight.  Feliz is a lock to be saving games in a week (please, God, let that be true), but I’d own Oliver in the mean’s while.

Wilson Ramos – Grey’s Prediction That Doesn’t Matter At All Of The Day:  Ramos is going to be on and off waivers all year then will be drafted next year around 140 overall as he appears on sleeper lists all across the interwebs.

Mike Aviles – Not a huge fan, but he’s on his way to 15/15 season and his average should come up.

Jeff Baker – Baker has been so hot.  Like an oven.

Darwin Barney – The Purple Evolutionist, as someone coined him in the comments the other day, is hitting over his head, but that doesn’t mean you can’t ride the hot schmotato.

Clint Barmes – He’s still available in my NL-Only league and I’m not exactly rushing to pick him up.  Never the hoo!  If you’re rocking someone two eggs short of an omelet, I’d stash Barmes.

Domonic Brown – Pick him up now, DL him for a few weeks, then trade him a day before he returns.  Or ride the Brown lightning.  Hmm, that sounds kinda weird.

Randy Wolf – Could someone please make a t-shirt with three pictures of Wolf howling at the moon?  That is all.

Scott Baker – Rudy likes Scott Baker.  This was brought to you by the Committee of Grey Endorsing Baker Without Really Endorsing Him.

Alex White – Just went over Alex White this morning.  Scroll on, scroller!

Brandon Beachy – Me telling you to grab Beachy seems so three Buy/Sell’s ago, but he’s still only owned in 23% of ESPN leagues.  The same Beachy that has 31 Ks in 29 1/3 IP, a 31:9 K:BB and a 1.09 WHIP.


Gordon Beckham – Hitting under .200 with 2 homers and 1 steal.  At this point, I’d prefer to own Gordon Shumway.  I think it’s fair to say we can move on from this schmohawk.

Aubrey Huff – Depends on the league whether you’re dropping him or trading him (as with most of these guys), but I warned you in the preseason of Huff’s Saberhagenish on/off years.  In fact, I’ll quote it for you cause that’s how I roll, “A big flashing red arrow is pointing at his alternate seasons of 15 home runs a piece in 2007 and 2009.  If you get an off season from Huff, you’ve just lost your league.  That’s just me being real wit’ you.  You see the truth is everybody wanna know how close me and Huff is.  Or who I’m still cool wit’.”  And that’s me quoting me and paraphrasing Dr. Dre!  Can we get Detox already?  I need a doctor.

Bobby Abreu – Getting some spring cleaning done here.  I think Abreu’s done cause he looks cooked.

Wade Davis – I’m not telling you to drop him, but I’m wondering in the dark recesses of my medulla oblongata if you can sell Davis for more ducats than he’s worth.  Obviously, I’m talking deep leagues here since he’s not even owned in all leagues.  He is pitching far above his head ratio-wise.  His K-rate is atrocious (4+) and he’s getting lucky with balls hit into play.  In AL-Only leagues, I wouldn’t sell him for a white chocolate dipped fortune cookie, but I’d explore offers.

  1. exno says:

    I win.

  2. JP says:

    would you trade longoria for d wright straight up? 10 team mixed league head to head:
    C – Soto
    1B – Youk
    2B – Kinsler
    3B – Gordon
    SS – Andrus
    OF – Braun
    OF – Bautista
    OF – Bruce
    Util – Ellsbury
    DL – Longoria

  3. Joe says:

    Gaby Sanchez or Smoak?

  4. AL KOHOLIC says:

    i ended up with boggs,hold him for a while ?

  5. Hardcore Midget says:

    I have Abreu and Mark Reynolds on my bench, because I was expecting bounceback years from both.

    Is it too early to be cutting bait on either of them for some hot bat of the week, like a Smoak Monster of Purple Evolutionist?

  6. anon says:

    A) Aviles, B) Herrera, C) Espinosa, or the ever popular D) It doesn’t really matter, they’re all kinda schmoey?

    I feel like I keep rotating these 3 ‘hawks and am wondering if one is a set it and forget it option above the others. thanks!

  7. MattW says:


    The guy with Crawford in my league is in desperate need of a MI, all three of his spots (2B, SS, MI) suck. I have Kinsler, Drew and Walker.

    My outfield is Kemp, McCutchen, Pence, Victorino, Vlad at UTIL

    What do you think is fair?

    My first thought would be Crawford for Drew and Victorino

  8. I would also sell/and or dump the following players in a 12 team mixer:
    Liriano–I wanted to believe you jackwagon!
    Rios (trade?)
    Sometimes it hurts, but cutting bait and fishing in the WW pool has its benefits.

  9. Denys says:

    just wanted to share that, in one of my leagues, i flipped berkman for crawford, straight up.

    hell, to the motherf*cking, yeah!

  10. tHe sHiT says:

    @Grey: Gotta drop Snider, so who do i pick up? Wallace, Bourjos, Ludwick, Aviles and Moreland are all available. This is for my UTIL spot, just need the best guy. Thanks! Btw, that Dempster blurb in your last post was effin hilarious! Top 5 all time…

  11. El Famous Burrito says:


    Who is your leader for the Schmoiest of the Schmos this year?

  12. Wake Up says:

    Ha. Nice Wallace pic. “Have you seen my batheball?”

  13. Asdrubal Bastardo says:

    mmmmm white chocolate dipped fortune cookie, I would take that trade!

  14. AL KOHOLIC says:

    id love to add white but i have no room,id be dropping ogando or beachy in my 2 leagues,or drop boggs to add him or bastardo

  15. Jason says:

    In a vacuum, which side on this deal:

    Dunn, Tabata, Melky for Pence, Lind and Francoeur ??

  16. @ AL KOHOLIC:
    Pena is a goner too…I’m sure we could brain storm 7-10 other players that I could kick to the curb.
    @ Denys:
    Yes, I’m jealous…but what kind of rookie chumps you playing with bro?

  17. Wake Up says:

    I believe he would be a Purple Naturalist…just saying

  18. Eng says:

    Grey, do you prefer Wolf or Colby Lewis. Neither are currently available, but I need to make contingency plans for Dempster. Thanks again, you’re input is much appreciated.

  19. potus says:

    My pitching staff is longer in problems than the unbroken chain in sorority sex kittens 2. What to do?

    Dempster, E Jackson, Gallardo and Liriano are currently steaming up my windshield and have me dead last in ERA and WHIP. I feel like Christine but I will get my revenge.

    The Wolf is Leake(ing) on my Colon are all available.

    Is there a move to be made?(other than protecting the Colon) I think 3 of those guys deserve another run through the rotation but do I dump E JAX for one of the other 3?


  20. @Jason:
    Pence/Lind side. I imagine both Frenchy and Melky would be dropped eventually—trash swap!!

  21. Bi-Winning says:

    My pitching staff: Oswalt, Yovani, Lilly, E-Jax, Edison and Beachy. Overall, it ain’t pretty. I was offered Dan Haren for Jose Bautista… would you pull the trigger?

  22. Ffej says:

    still sticking with the projections given for Moustakos?

  23. Nuke LaDouche says:

    Start Zambrano at Arizona today?

  24. bogbert says:

    Glad to see Barney’s nickname taking hold. My current rotation, post a refreshing Liriano & Dempster flush, is Gallardo, Marcum, Morrow, Gio, and Bills. I have one empty spot and an open spot for streamers.

    Answer as yourself or as Committee for Endorsing Baker yadda3, but which of the following would be best, with HUGE need for ERA & WHIP? Beachy, Wood, Jurrjens, Kennedy, Baker, Anibal, Zambrano, EJax, Stauffer, Latos? Thanks!

  25. Eng says:

    @bogbert….Latos, Latos, Latos. I don’t own him and he’s a tool, but he’s easily the most talented of that group.

  26. @Bi-winning
    Depends how bad, and how good your pitching/hitting projects out going forward.
    Remember, Haren tends to have mediocore second halves. I personally believe in Bautista to hit 40 bombs…so I wouln’t do the swap.
    Trade a lesser OF/INF for an undervalued pitcher like: Garza, Hudson, shields ect…

  27. Big Jgke says:

    Not to be that guy… but I think you mean ‘ducats’ not ‘duckets’

  28. To all the loyal Razzers:
    Just curious on a few over/unders:
    Bautista: ov/un 38 bombs
    Fuld: ov/un 32 SBs
    Weaver: ov/un 20 W
    Crawford: ov/un 100 runs

    I love the over/under game…

  29. KarlJ. says:

    I can’t keep up with the nicknames. Who is the Purple Evolutionist?
    Also would you trade Corey Hart for Lind or Butler?

  30. TheRealTaz says:

    Hey Grey,

    Just made a trade, which side do you like better:

    A: Greinke and Gardner

    B: Hamilton and R. Soriano (we count holds)

    Note: the team getting Greinke/losing Hamilton already has an OF including Braun, Stanton, Krispie, and Bourn, and a pitching staff including E-Jax, Dempster, and Liriano.

  31. @Chata:
    you would pay what, .75–.80 cents on the dollar or less to aquire Carl Crawlingforward?

  32. bogbert says:

    Sorry Grey, without all the fluff of my initial request, which of the following would be best (in addition Latos if I can get him), with big-time need for ERA & WHIP?

    Beachy, Wood, Jurrjens, Kennedy, Baker, Anibal, Zambrano, EJax, Stauffer?

  33. MattTruss

    MattTruss223 says:

    @Denys – Wow! I thought I had it nice flipping Weaver for Ubaldo and Crawford

  34. FYI:
    Crawford is out of the line-up today due to blowing goats dicks.

  35. aj says:

    Who would you cut loose. What order would you cut these guys in…i have players coming off the DL
    Raburn, Chris Narveson, Jonathan Herrera, Carlos Gomez

  36. aj says:

    Sorry for back to back questions.
    Would you drop Wilson Betemit for Brandon Wood

  37. AL KOHOLIC says:

    eh,went on and dropped boggs for white,im sitting with marmol,rodriquez,kimbel,frank and kuo,if that dont getter done then puey,

  38. Buge Hoobs says:


    Really like the Crawford for Berkman trade? I just made the offer to the Crawford owner in my league. Any exchanges to other target?

    In 10 team H2H 5X5 +OBP, TB and H, whos the best U?
    Sands (currently hold), Damon, Hannahan, Hundley, Barney

    My overall numbers are pretty good, without any glaring needs in any one category, so I’m looking for the best overall contributor.

  39. Anonymous says:

    Would you prefer any of Coghlan, Crisp, Boesch, David Murphy, Maybin Fowler or Francisco over Abreu in a 10 team dynasty? The rest of my OF is Kemp, CarGo, Tabata and Hart.

  40. chata says:

    i think the problem francona and the sawx have with crawford
    is one of chemistry .
    not club-house chemistry , ‘cuz by all accounts he’s pretty much aces ,
    but , line-up chemistry .

    let’s say that , out of the 8-hole , and with ellsbury leading off ,
    crawford starts hitting .333 and the sawx string together a few wins .

    what does francona do with crawford ?
    move him up to 6th ? …. 3rd ?? … lead-off ???
    what would be his reasoning behind that , if the sawx are rolling ?

    in short , for sure we can expect a rebound from crawford , eventually .
    but don’t look for historical counting stats .
    not from his spot in the batting order .

  41. black love says:

    I hate how long it takes Yahoo to add players. No Cooper or White yet.

  42. @Chata:
    You took me too literally. .75 on the dollar refers to offering someone 3/4 of the original (pre-season) value of Crawford in a trade. Nothing really to do with auctions, more of a fraction thing to determine value while proposing a trade in any format. For example, At .75 of Crawford I may offer Stubbs or Stanton for him.
    BTW—-Nice value with Fielder and Kemp in your auction league.

  43. @Chata:
    There is no way Crawford stays in the 8th hole—no bloody way—million$ of reasons why.
    Here is the line-up that I like when I play fake G.M.:
    Salty (future replacement)

    Man, I think I may be as big of a geek as my wife thinks, as I type this while my 7th graders read A Wrinkle in Time in front of me.

  44. HighUpside says:

    Just traded Curtis Granderson and Howie Kendrick for Carl Crawford and Willie Bloomquist in a keeper league.

  45. Timequake says:

    Kershaw for Oswalt plus J. Sanchez: which side are you taking?

  46. Steve B says:

    Which side:

    Matt Cain and Carl Crawford
    Hunter Pence and Gio Gonzalez

  47. agarthered says:

    Bedard or Edwin Jackson? Both blah at the moment, but going forward? I rostered both at one point, but dropped bedard..

  48. joe pesci says:


    Kevin Slowey :)


  49. the grate one says:

    grey, saw you said in response to post #2 for one owner that youd like wright over longo…

    is that true in a keeper too? or just in a 1 year?


  50. The Situation says:

    @Grey (and everyone else)

    Jordan Zimmermann was dropped – who should I drop from him? Candidates are Anibal Sanchez, Scott Baker, and Mad-Bum.

    I am very strong in K’s, middle of the pack in ERA/WHIP, and AWFUL in wins at the moment.

    Obviously, Zimm won’t help much with wins, but I feel like he is still a must add. Thoughts???

  51. GMen says:

    @grey: What has Brandon Wood shown you recently to change your mind? He’s still hitting .182 in Pitt.

  52. Rob Rock says:

    @ Grey: Why do you continue to hate on Ike Davis? To say he has only average power is ridiculous and proves to me you have never really seen him play. His isolated power numbers are up and last season his HRs averaged the longest per distance of anyone in the MLB. Jose Bautista was next and Davis’s HR went 9 feet longer on average then Bautista. Ike makes Citi field look tiny on accasions and owns the longest HR I have seen hit there. Putting him in your hate column last week and subtly dissing him here is not a good look. Wake up Grey.

  53. Sos says:

    I’ve been offered his Wright/Swisher/Colby Lewis for my Aramis/Hafner/Lester? Thinkin about taking it? Which side you like?

  54. Fletch says:

    @Grey: Please rank Kendrick, A. Cabrera and Barney for the rest of the year.

  55. Donnie Baseball says:

    markakis and Walden or Crawford?

  56. Paul says:

    can’t believe there was no Eastbound and Down reference with Eduardo Sanchez… Get on it bro

  57. Sos says:

    Re: #77. If I switch out lewis with clay buchholz does that change which side wins?

  58. Tony Tone says:

    How do you feel about Jeremy Guthrie? I know he’s pitching well over his head and he’s a known commodity at this point, but he really does look good and I always thought there was potential there. Between Guthrie and Wade Davis, who would you advocate picking up from wavers? Are either worth dropping Rauch’s Neck Tattoo for?

  59. Nuke LaDouche says:

    No one seems to be talking about him, but what do people think of Hanley? I guess he would be a good buy low, but I really don’t see him being that impressive this year. He has already had a bad month and with his terrible attitude he will probably have stretches of crap along the way. Plus he has been hitting fewer homers year after year. I guess I’m wondering what others think.

  60. Ffej says:

    Moustakas hasn’t been called up, but he’s stinking it up in the minors. Razz projections seem a bit too favorable no?

  61. Tony Tone says:

    Gio/Halladay for Choo/Elvis/Hudson, who wins?

  62. That guy says:

    Choose 3 of the following: Volquez, Edwin Jackson, Lohse, Beachy, De La Rosa, Jurrjens, Masterson.

  63. Tony Tone says:

    Sorry, thats Daniel Hudson in that trade.

  64. Grey – I have this strange feeling that if you merely mention the word Tabata, Jose will end his slump and start a fire storm again at the plate! Please help!

  65. Up in this Mug says:

    Which side wins: Crawford for Pence/Axford

  66. Travis says:

    Thanks to reading your site I got the big puma everywhere!-thanks. What do you think about Puma for Bret Anderson?

  67. Tony Tone says:

    Torii Hunter/Elvis/Choo for Holliday/Cain?

  68. Tony Tone says:

    I could also switch out Torii for Delmon Young if that would be the better dead weight to drop

  69. Tony says:

    grey: 10×10 h2h league, my offense is putrid, average is down the shitta, nothings going well, and it’s killing me in the standings, we play a straight line up, normal infield, 3 OF’s but we have 3 UTL slots…. so alot of flexibility. Now I love me some Ryan Howard, but if I could deal My RYAN HOWARD for a guys CHOO & PABLO SANDOVAL would you do it?

    It would give me two guys that will probably hit .300, Pablo could fill my 1B slot, i have wright at 3B, and our league counts K’s, walks, etc within that 10×10…. I dont know. Ihate giving up Howard, but I’m thinking about it to get some depth….

    I’m slotting guys like trumbo, ayabar, freeman, sands, and other hot schomatoes into my positions. I’m averaging under a .250 avg so far after 3 weeks…. NOT GOOD when you’re counting individual hits, singles, doubles, HR’s, triples, ETC!

  70. Scott says:


    What do you think of this trade?

    Get: Miggy/Kendrick/F-Her
    Give: A-Gon/Kinsler/Chacin/Kimbrel

    My hitting is pretty strong but I’m dead last in ERA/WHIP (Yovani, Scherz, D-Hud, Lilly…)

  71. Blake says:

    Han-Ram/A Gordon or Crawford/J-Roll?

  72. Eric H. says:

    @Grey: My rotation is Gallardo, Oswalt, de la Rosa, Volquez and Edwin Jackson. I’m getting tied to the WHIPing post night after night. Time to start making changes or wait it out? Any suggestions?


  73. Derrick says:

    Carl Crawford, Joel Hanrahan and Edinson Volquez for Felix Hernandez Jason Heyward.

    Who wins?

  74. OaktownSteve says:

    @Grey: respectfully suggest that it’s a little early to cut Abreu loose. Checking my calender…yep, still April. He’s walked 22 times, has a .402 OBP and while that does not yield much fantasy-wise, it keeps him in the line up. You know Scioscia is going to be loyal to him and he’s just a year removed from a 20/24 season. I think unless you’ve got a really good waiver option patience might be a virtue. I saw him play in the A’s series. Swing looks not that different than what I’m used to seeing. Hey, he’s an old man like me; our bones get cold and we need naps in the spring. Give him a chance to at least stick around until the sun starts to shine.

  75. EK says:

    Someone dropped Liriano in my 12-team H2H league.. add him for McClellan, DLR, Madsen, or Nathan (I have Nunez & Walden and doing well in saves)

  76. agarthered says:

    Sorry Grey, one more question.

    I’m rocking a pretty ugly pitching staff right now,

    Colby Lewis (yuck at the moment)
    Edwin (yuck at the moment)
    Cueto (on dl)

    (can you tell pitching went really early in my league?)

    what are your thoughts on Wolf? I’ve never trusted him, but his numbers so far have been pretty good.

    I’ll hang on to Edwin for one more start, but would you rather go Wolf or Bedard as a replacement.

  77. agarthered says:

    Also Wolf has Houston tomorrow, so would dropping Edwin for him right now just to get that start be a little nuts haha.

  78. nick m. says:

    Dice-K tonight, Burnett tomorrow, or neither?

  79. OaktownSteve says:

    @Grey: He’s definitely on the downside of a career, but is he too cooked to have value? Maybe. I guess I’m still feeling like it’s too early to know for sure. Tough this time of year knowing when to let go. Have to guard against the emotional connection to guys you invested a draft pick in. But you don’t want to be knee jerk…or really any other kind of jerk other than soda. Time will tell a true tale, as my Irish ex-girlfriend would say (only she’d say it in Gaelic).

  80. Joba the Heat says:

    Next week, should I start Beachy vs. Brewers (Marcum) or Latos vs. Pirates (Karstens)?

  81. mwgris says:

    Motte or Bastardo in a holds league? Thanks.

  82. Bobby Nice says:

    @Grey, Rudy (if you’re reading) and all you other Razzers….

    I’m a little worried with my team. I was really happy with it to start the year, but I’ve found myself in last place. I’m thinking of shaking up my entire lineup by making some major trades, but I can’t get over how much I like my lineup. I’m looking for some advice as to what I should look for in a trade to come out of this funk. I’m thinking of trading anyone just to shake it up. I’m looking to target Holliday, Kemp, Tulowitzki, and/or Longoria. I trust myself to make pitching moves, so I’m not looking to acquire any pitching, but I’d be willing to trade any of my staff. Do you think I should hang out with what I’ve got or look to make some big time blockbuster moves?

    C Santana
    1B Dunn
    2B Phillips
    SS Hanley
    3B R. Roberts (Zimmerman DL)
    OF Quentin
    OF Tabata
    OF Adam Jones
    Util Morneau

    SP Gallardo
    SP Gio Gonzalez
    SP Hudson
    RP Feliz
    RP Valverde
    P Storen
    P Capps
    P Harrison
    P Buchholz
    P Volquez

    I’ve just proposed the following, so I’m not shy to make some major moves:
    Quentin, Morneau, Hanley, Gallardo
    Kemp and Votto

    The guy I proposed it to is a bit of a rube, so he may go for it due to the magnitude of his return (4 for 2).
    Am I crazy????
    Am I overrating my original team? Or am I just extremely unlucky so far?

    Thanks guys,
    Bobby Nice

  83. Lis Franc says:

    Krispie and dLR or Crawford?

  84. OaktownSteve says:

    @Grey: No, Galway.

  85. Trevor

    tggq21 says:


    Cueto or Beachy going forward… Classic one today! thanks!

  86. chata says:


  87. royce! says:

    Contreras just hit the wire in my 14 team h2h. Assuming I have someone to drop for him, is he even worth owning at this point? I mean, do you actually think he’ll be the closer on his return, and if so, for how long? Obviously you can’t predict the future, but how about an educated guess?

  88. OaktownSteve says:

    @Bobby Nice: If that guy makes that deal with you, you win huge obviously. Grey is right about your hitting pitching. I kind of like teams gone hideously wrong now and again and the fight to get into contetion plus respectability. Pretty satisfying if you can manage your way to relevance. When I’ve ended up with pitchers under performing in the past I’ve often resorted to streaming. See what you can do to move the guys that you still have value for either closers or second in line closers. Package those guys with a hitter to try and get a slight upgrade at an offense position because you’ll have to maximize offensive points. And stream a little stream… Kind of fun. Or not. But you know, if ain’t working, nothing wrong with getting creative.

  89. Eddy says:

    WTF is it with Reds SP and 1st innings?


  90. Steve says:

    Every pitcher I touch turns to shit. Wood the latest one.


  91. nyydj2 says:

    Gets hit for the cycle plus two walks and then lets the pitcher get an RBI base hit, THAT IS IT !!! I’m whacking my Wood. Right &*^%$^ now.

  92. Steve says:

    Current H2H ERA and WHIP? 7.01. 1.53.

  93. Steve says:

    I suppose there’s every possibility that the Reds will pound on Vasquez at least that badly, but who knows if Wood will even get out of the next inning?

  94. Bobby Nice says:

    @Oaktown Steve

    Thanks dude. I’m hoping a little more then “respectability”, but I see what you’re sayin’. Doodes in my league draft pitching early, but Beachy is still on waivers. I think I’m gonna try my luck at trading me some Gio for a solid OF’er. I don’t mind steaming and trading a closer or two on the way.
    Stay solid broheim.
    Or is that too, San Fran?
    I’ll let you know if that rube takes the deal.

  95. Donnie Baseball says:

    wow, what’s up with Wood.

    Throwing harder than usual, k’s are up, bb are down. Both slightly.

    Hr were down before this game. He just had a ridiculously high BABIP.

    But now this.

  96. henW says:

    C choices, J.P / Suzuki / W.Ramos, for rest of season
    H2H: R/H/HR/RBI/SB/K /Avg/OPS 14×25

  97. Tony says:

    @grey: drop freddie freeman or trumbo for Jack Hanahann?

    Or hold?

  98. AL KOHOLIC says:

    woods location is killing him,breaking ball looks great fastball has its zip,but missing dead middle of the plate,but bruce is thriving in the 2 hole

  99. royce! says:

    I told a guy in my h2h that I was interested in Billingsley, hoping to buy low on him. At the same time, I sent him an offer of Hanrahan for Morrow (he needs a closer).

    His response? I trade Choo for Billingsley. He writes, “I notice there’s a huge disparity in O-Rank, but frankly, I don’t know what the hell that number means, and I’m also very hesitant to trade away any starting pitching.” Jeez, man, you could’ve just said you weren’t interested.

  100. William says:

    @Grey and @Everyone –

    Michael Bourn or Rajai Davis?

  101. VinWins

    VinWins says:

    Rajai just stole 2nd first game back (on a pitchout).

  102. Tom Emanski says:

    Grey, would you give me Gardner if I offered you Sands?

  103. Black Beard says:

    Drop Broxton for Nathan?

  104. herschel says:


  105. Trevor

    tggq21 says:

    yeaaah lets leave Scherzer in there… he’s obviously tired with the 5 walks he’s thrown… I honestly think Leyland may be mentally Ill

  106. Damn… Max had a nice start going until the 6th/7th, and then he took a big, steaming Scherz on my ERA and WHIP (not to mention blowing a shot at the W and QS). At least the Ks still count.

  107. MJD22 says:

    What line can we expect from Morneau at this point?

  108. Eng says:

    Unlike Dempster, Travis Wood deserves no patience. That hick’s on waivers.

  109. Hennessey says:

    Non-keeper, OBP league…trade Pence/Gordon for Crawford? …or is that offering too much? Only a 10-team league, and Gordon’s lack of BBs makes me think he’ll be pretty average or worse in an OBP league at the end of the season.

  110. VinWins

    VinWins says:

    Marquis shuts out the Giants – only 96 pitches.

  111. VinWins

    VinWins says:

    Kimbrel blows save.

  112. Trevor

    tggq21 says:

    Kimbrel with the blown save… WOW looks like i couldnt even buy a save this week!!!

  113. Steve says:

    Come on Braves, Tribe. I need these vulture wins like you wouldn’t believe.

  114. Tony tone says:

    Ike Davis with another tater trot, en fuego and im loving this production out of a second to last round pick. I wouldn’t be shocked with 280 and 30 bombs.

  115. Steve says:

    Run Krispie, run!

  116. Trevor

    tggq21 says:

    Grey, Should we be concerned with Kimbrel’s past two blown saves?

  117. paulzone72 says:

    which sp would you drop:

    harang, hudson, volquez, burnett


  118. SwaggerJackers says:

    Go Indians! Walk off grand slam!

    Hey Grey, two questions:

    1) Which side do you like better: Kuroda/Sands or Dempster/Gordon
    2) Who’s a better Utility play for next week: Sands, Wallace, Jonny Gomes

  119. Trevor

    tggq21 says:

    i think Jimmy Leyland loves seeing his own pitchers fail

  120. VinWins

    VinWins says:

    Rauch breezes through a 4-out save.

  121. Steve says:

    Come on you stupid Twins bullpen. Don’t you realise I sat Romero and started Baker?

  122. Deeeeeeez Nuts says:

    Hey, what’s the deal with Boggs pitching the 8th? Are we looking at Sanchez as the new closer?

  123. Donnie Baseball says:

    stick a fork in Lilly.

    his fastball is either 85 or 86 and guys are just sitting on his curve.

  124. Travis says:

    12 team roto

    Andrus, CC Sabathia,Casey McGehee for Werth,Reyes,Ian Kenedy and Edwin Jackson

    I get the Andrus side….


  125. yanks4life says:

    Is Pence or Young plus Madson or Broxton for D.Wright close? Got Alvarez and need a 3B badly.

  126. bogbert says:

    Pick two please: Morneau, Smoak, Jones

  127. AnotherFalstaff says:

    @Grey – Great ALF reference! Dropped Shumway for Raburn (finally 2B eligible @CBS). Wallace worth dropping either Rios or Tabata for? Got Holliday, Kemp, Bruce & Berkman already, still losing this week largely due to d*** Bautista. Thanks!

  128. Chinaski says:

    Hey Grey,

    Wood for a brown bag filled with dog crap to throw at Liriano?

  129. gametime says:

    Hellickson and Morrow are pitching against eachother this wednesday. I have to start 1 of them in my 5th spot who do you suggest?

  130. AL KOHOLIC says:

    pena isnt even playing everyday now,dropped him for cuddyer,hey hes got me a hr and a sb plus his 220 ave is better than penas 160,and i dont think a broxton save against the bottom part of the pads lineup should count but 1/2 a save,hehe

  131. royce! says:

    Dude, this Tony Gywnn Jr shizz is way too oedipal- just robbed the Padres of what seemed to be a go ahead run. When he was on MIL, Sept. 29, 2007, 2 outs, 2 strikes, bottom of the ninth, he got a walk-off hit off of Hoffman, preventing the Padres from clinching a spot in the playoffs. Dude hates his dad. What’s up with that?

  132. AL KOHOLIC says:

    good bye broxton,goodbye broxton good bye broxton we love to see you go,

  133. Tony Tone says:

    Just traded Pence for Carl Crawford, was this a good move?

  134. AL KOHOLIC says:

    ha,caught me drunk,,,magine that

  135. bean says:

    aviles or baker

  136. Grey,

    Love the insert of the growingly, popular “schmotato,” on Dino Darwin the Purple dinosaur-loving Barney. I think I might start old Dino over your boy Espinosa….

  137. Amigo Miguel says:

    Boar Juice:

    Dear Mr. Mustache, Peter Bourjos not only looks like Pete Campbell from Mad Men, but also kicks ass at baseball and will only get better.

    But please explain to me (a relative fantasy newcomer) why he is so fast and still gets caught stealing? Triples are alright, but a guy could use a NSB every once in a while.

  138. elwood blues says:

    Fortunately, I get to activate someone and drop one of these guys. Denorfia or Laynce Nix.. Who should go?

    Denorfia has slowed down since pulling his groin, Nix keeps hitting HR’s in very Limited action and Morse seems to be doing even better.

  139. KarlJ. says:

    I just traded Morneau and Buchholz for Smoak & Pineda. Which side do you prefer and is it close?

  140. Dude says:

    Hey guys, do you prefer Ludwick or Denorfia for the rest of the season? I got the NL-only fifth outfielder blues…

  141. Trick dad says:

    Hanley ramirez/jonathan sanchez or jeter/lester?

  142. Trick dad says:

    Keeper league sorry

  143. the grate one says:

    grey….whose the better bet for some saves heading forward…contreras (if/when he comes back) or koji


  144. 3FingersBrown says:

    @Grey: Was offered Vlad for Gregg in RCL. I’m pretty desperate for power but it would leave me with a bullpen of Bell, Storen and Oliver. After that I’d probably drop Brantley for a setup guy… I’m on the fence. What do you think?

  145. chata says:

    ah , yes .
    a new day
    brings new hope .

  146. joe says:

    Any of these guys a good value to trade gordon for? Preferably a pitcher?

  147. 3FingersBrown says:

    @Grey: Interesting development in my 6×6 h2h league: Edwin Jackson just got dropped and I have #1 waiver priority. I also have Liriano and Ubaldo on that team. Could drop Morse (my only bench guy, I have LoMo on the DL), Richard, Garland or Narveson. Jackson starts against Minny and Seattle next week too, so there’s that.

    Guess the question is Jackson over Narveson, Richard or Garland?

    My rotation now – we’re counting QS and the standard 5:
    DL: Peavy

  148. Howard says:

    @Grey Which side do you like? Wright/Tabata or Longoria/Werth. Thanks!

  149. joe says:

    Any of the buy guys.

  150. Nuke LaDouche says:

    Might as well sit Volcanoquez against Johnson and the Marlins right? I mean the guy has to get it together first, yeah?

  151. Nuke LaDouche says:

    Also, Buchholz just hit the waivers. Worth grabbing or is he gonna keep up this crap run? Thanks Grey.

  152. chata says:

    couldn’t imagine the frustration of playing fantasy football ,
    where i’d have to wait a whole week ,
    just to forget about the disappointments of yesterday .

  153. 3FingersBrown says:

    @Grey: Done. I need all the power help I can get.

    In 14 team 5×5 roto OBP only, would you deal Abreau for Sparkakis and Axford? Other guy has Nunez and Capps, but I don’t think he’ll move those guys. I’d ask for Nunez, Capps and Ax in that order.

    I’m 2nd in OBP with that team but my bullpen is currently made up of Broxton, Padilla, Madson, Bastardo, Chapman, Rodney, Crain and Rhodes.

  154. joe says:

    Think trading gordon for bwachy is fair?

  155. Nuke LaDouche says:

    All leagues are 12 man rotos. Like most people here I have Gallardo/Liriano/all the other highly ranked pitchers who have been awful so I’m pretty gun shy when it comes to bad starts right now. I don’t really love Buchholz either, but it still seems like he should end up better than almost any waiver wire pickup. Any other Razzers have thoughts?

  156. Whiskey Diet says:

    Holliday / Jeter / Pineda


    Cruz / Choo / Neil Walker

    Which side do you like Grey?

  157. Joel says:

    Grey: 2 questions:

    1) for rest of season, would you rather have Kubel or Torrrriiii?

    2) for ROS, would u rahter have Haraang or Lohse?

  158. chata says:

    fuld’s 1 for his last 21 is helping to define him as something less than
    a .350 hitter .

  159. Steve says:

    Why even send Beachy out for the 8th. FFS.

    Baker yesterday, Beachy and Shields today. Go away bad win karma.

  160. WDE05 says:

    More shitty luck…Pablo Sandavol has a fractured hamate bone and will have surgery on Tuesday. 4-6 week recovery time is minimum. I only have 1 DL spot and its already occupied by Mauer. I have Ryan Roberts with 3b eligibility, but I was already considering dumping him given that it appears the Cards are going to stupidly leave their hottest bat on the bench a lot of the time. The best 3b (based on the first months stats) available is Hanahan. My other option would be to use Roberts full time at 3b and then pick Rajai Davis back up (dropped him when he went on the DL). I don’t have any speed right now so that would fill a need. Thoughts?

  161. nick m. says:

    Kung Fu Panda heading to the DL for 4-6 weeks per Rotoworld:
    “Pablo Sandoval will miss 4-6 weeks with a fractured hamate bone in his right wrist.”

  162. Eddy says:

    Perdro Alvarez owners, now’s your time to swoop in and trade him away to Sandoval owners!!!

  163. Trevor

    tggq21 says:

    Now I’m really concerned with Kimbrel…………

  164. Eddy says:

    Has this been mentioned? Another HUGE blow to a 3B:

    Ryan Zimmerman expects to have a sport hernia surgery and they’re thinking six weeks of rehabilitation. They’re saying isolated tear on rectus muscle.

    So someone literally tore him a new one.


  165. M.D. says:

    Grey, would you take Cooper over Felix Pie or Casper Wells? I know he’s going to play more in the short-term, but if he just ends up getting sent back down for Travis Snider in a month, that will kill my team (12 TEAM AL Only). and i know once i drop pie or wells, they’ll be gone by the time Cooper get’s sent down.

    Thoughts? I think i’m better off riding w pie and wells, atleast i know they’ll be in the BIGS.

  166. AnotherFalstaff says:

    @Grey – Watching Kimbrel soil himself again and Salas closing for the Cards. Venters and Salas in play as closers? Thanks!

  167. chata says:

    a double gonzalez ejection in the cards/braves game .

  168. VinWins

    VinWins says:

    Checked 5 RCLs and Salas has been grabbed in 4 of them in the last few minutes.

  169. M.D. says:

    i just grabbed Salas and Sanchez in my RCL, dropped Derek Lee and B mccarthy

  170. Bfeels says:

    @Grey – raja Davis coming off the DL as my fifth outfielder because I am looking for steals in that spot. I need to drop Beltran or Coughlin and will keep one in the rotation. Coughlin’s shoulder makes me nervous, but so does Beltran because, well, he is Beltran. Who to drop?

    @AnotherFallstaff – Venters technically got the blown save today. Today they both screwed up so hard to think Kimbrel and Venters swap places. Just my two cents.

  171. AL KOHOLIC says:

    GREY,would you rather have sands or moreland?and now salas gets another save,sanchez threw 2 innings yesterday so that could be why,i think he will play matchups and not have 1 closer for a while

  172. Chinaski says:

    Would anyone start Duensing @KC? Grey, any thoughts? I mean Duensing has been pretty reliable so far.

  173. herschel says:

    harang, gallardo, scherzer and anderson….quite a week for my pitching…all i have is kuroda left tonight. if you have him, highly recommend sitting him….


  174. VinWins

    VinWins says:

    Of course, 4 different Cards have saves in their last 5 wins.

    “He’s the guy who was available today,” said La Russa of Salas.

  175. 3FingersBrown says:

    @Grey: I’m weak at 2B too so there’s that.

    Nice catch on the dude with the blue shirt on Mike McCoy’s HR against the Yanks. Guy threw it back with authority too.

  176. Wilsonian says:

    My Pops just lost Panda and is now wanting Wright from me (have Longo coming back). Who wins this one:

    Wright/CarGo/Bills for Uggla/Heyward/Weaver?

    It hasn’t been offered yet, just curious…

  177. Black Beard says:

    Padilla or Salas?

  178. stumanji says:

    Keeper league, super deep (start C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, MI, CI, 4 OF, Util):
    My SP is absurd: F-Her, Josh Johnson, Lester, Marcum
    My offense is pathetic (categories are R, RBI, HR, OPS, SB…dead last in everything except SB)

    I put Lester on the market and have received offers:
    1) Nelson Cruz straight up for Lester
    2) Rasmus/Gaby Sanchez for Lester/Cuddyer
    3) Werth straight up

    I’m leaning towards #2 based on Rasmus’ age…he seems like he’s only going to get better over the next few years, especially in a solid lineup hitting in front of Holliday and Pujols (and Berkman!).

    Thoughts? Is this good value for Lester?

  179. knighttown says:

    Slight need for poser over speed, drop Alcides for Juan urine?

  180. Steve says:

    And Volquez breezes through the first. For him, anyway.

  181. Eddy says:

    I want to wish all Volquez owners good luck tonight. Unfortunately, I will not be toughing it out with you because my opponent’s Brett Anderson just made ERA close again and we’re tied 4-4. For once, I can’t afford a blow up.

    That, and it’d be the third time I’d root against the Marlins this week and I don’t want to pay for it. I learned my lesson from Wood and Kershaw.

  182. Joel says:

    Grey: amazingly, Delmon Young has hit my waiver wire. we have 2 dl slots. What do you think of Delmon — should he EVER be on the wire? Even though I have 5 OFs (Braun, Kemp, JUp, Torriiii and Bourn) I have to pick him up, right?

  183. Steve says:

    Why are so many of my starters incapable of getting the damn pitcher out?

  184. Eddy says:

    SB are so damn fickle.

    I have Bourjos, Figgins, Ellsbury, Wright and Desmond and only have 1 SB on the week.

    Yet my opponent gets one from Cano, Victorino and Votto.

  185. Wilsonian says:

    What do you think about Wright for Uggla/Dirty Sanchez?

    I’d have to drop Smoak to make it happen – IF I decided to do it.

  186. the grate one says:

    grey, in a keeper can you rank how you would value these guys?

    cano, fielder, upton, kemp


  187. Gambler says:

    Unreal.. Ryan Zimmerman likely needs to get sports hernia surgery and will be out at least another month.. And this on the same day Jose Tabata has an apparent hamstring injury.. And a day after Coghlan announces his shoulder issue will keep his playing time down..

  188. vinko says:

    Jose Tabata had to leave the game early due to right hamstring tightness.

  189. Joel says:

    the Delmon Young question was in a 12 team league: should he be on waivers in a 12 team? For ROS, would u rather have him or Toriiii?

  190. Simply Fred

    simply fred says:

    Don’t think we will be seeing Thornton in the closer’s role for say … a very long time …………………….

  191. elwood blues says:

    Anyone with insight on Tray. Robinson. of , LAD.
    any chance the Dodgers bring him this year.. and will he succeed?

  192. Gambler says:

    So my outfield is sort of in crisis mode… Luckily for me I’m in a 10-team league with two dead owners, so there are plenty of guys on waivers. Which two out of these guys do you like going forward:

    Boesch, Ryan Roberts, Johnny Gomes, Ryan Raburn, Peter Bourjos

  193. Joel says:

    final Q: pitchers on the wire are Scott Baker, Wade Davis, Cueto and anibal Sanchez. Which TWO would you take? THANKS!

  194. AL KOHOLIC says:

    great win for the reds,

  195. cubbies299 says:

    I pulled a ballsey move in my dynasty. I traded Aramis and Gavin Floyd for Volquez and Raj Davis. Volquez is a rookie contract somehow, so he is cheap as hell for 5 years. Gavin is at $9, which is a little steep. Aramis and Raj were similar contracts. I just <3 me some Volquez. Did I buy too much into the GB rates and fantastic stuff?

  196. Martin says:

    @grey- If i can get carl crawford for my hunter pence and alex gordon I should do it right?

  197. john says:

    Volquez stauffer Norris dempster

    What two would you want?

  198. nick m. says:

    Lost Panda, and potentially Youk for a couple games. Should I pick up Freese, Reynolds, or Figgins?

  199. bean says:

    i luv u grey

  200. Steve says:

    So, I’m behind 4-3 in Wins and today I have Wandy, Hammel, Volquez, Kuroda and Kennedy going. So that’s 35 IP, 28K, 2.06 ERA, 1.11 WHIP.

    And ONE EFFING WIN. I hate you Brandon Lyon.

    Oh and my opponent has Gregerson. Who goes 0.1 and will end up with the win.

    You couldn’t make it up.

  201. Tony Tone says:

    Stubbs/Verlander or Kuroda/Choo?

  202. Scratch that… I forgot that I had Cueto sitting on my bench (he’s been there for a while, can you blame me?) so I swapped Benchy out for Beachy.

  203. rafi says:

    in al-only would you trade bourjos for conger and some faab money? conger would be replacing jose molina at catcher (b. pena is my #1 right now, yeesh). bourjos could be replaced by jarrod dyson or someone from the wire. i’m pretty deep in potential sb contributors (rajai, bourjos, dyson, pedroia, casilla, longoria, cruz)

    other options: 1) try and get aj pierzynski from the same guy instead of conger (without giving rajai per his request). 2) accept having shitty catchers right now and focus on my lack of starting pitching instead in trades 3) stand pat and enjoy bourjos at least until his trade value is even higher.

  204. Trevor

    tggq21 says:


    I was offered B.J. Upton and K-Rod for Grady… In a 12 team, 10×10 league.doubles, triples, BBs, K’s added in for offense and L, CG,SHO, BB added on to the pitching categories.

    My outfield as of now…
    Justin Upton
    Closers are….
    and Boggs

    would you accept?

  205. Trevor

    tggq21 says:

    It’s H2H if that matters…..

  206. rafi says:

    i guess option 4 would be try and flip dyson for conger but i highly doubt he goes for that… hard to sell a pinch-runner, even to someone looking for sb’s.

  207. mwgris says:

    I should drop Francoeur for a newly dropped Mark Reynolds, right..?

  208. Tony says:

    @grey or anyone awake to help:

    two trades offered to me what do you think?

    My SMOAK for his WEITERS (currnetly Iannetta is my C)

    My F-CORDERO for another owners SHIELDS (he got shields off waivers two weeks ago, my closers are soria, rivera, cordero and hanarahnana, so ya i have extra but I need offense more than I need SP’ing!)


  209. AL KOHOLIC says:

    grey,didnt own him till today,so im wandering if you guys are starting cobb today,thanks

  210. AL KOHOLIC says:

    while your at it,what about starting zimmerman,lack of k,s worry me

  211. tHe sHiT says:

    @Grey: Start Narveson @HOU and Gio vs TEX?

  212. Tony says:

    im releasing sands after today, this is his final try for me, i have enough BUMS going 0-4 i can’t wait on a rookie nookie….

  213. Wilsonian says:

    So I was officially just offered Uggla/Filthy for Wright/Gio. I have Longo coming back, but I don’t think I can do it. What do you guys think?

  214. Ceasar says:

    Start any or all of these dudes in 14-team league today?

    Masterson vs. Tigers
    Gio vs. Rangers
    Hudson vs. Cubs

  215. Gambler says:

    How concerned are we about Tabata’s hamstring issue? Would you rather have him or Gardner (who says this is the best he has felt all year)?

  216. Eddy says:

    Weaver is sitting today due to illness.

    And today is the one day I actually needed him. Narveson and Mosely better not screw up.

  217. royce! says:

    Which players should I sit next week:

    Espinosa, Ryan Roberts, Coco Crisp, Figgins?

    What an interesting question,” I’m sure you’ve exclaimed. Well, I’m just an interesting person, really.

  218. abNormal says:

    Who has the better day today, can start both, but some tough matchups [Gio Gonzalez or J. Zimmerman] who isn’t going to blow up my ERA/WHIP today Grey?

  219. AL KOHOLIC says:

    side b

  220. Joel says:

    Grey: 2 quick Q’s:

    1) so, you’d rather pick up Scott Baker than Anibal? I’m in a H2h — does anibal’s 2 starts next week lift him up?

    2) With Youk lame, I need to pick up an infielder tomorrow a.m in my 6×6 h2h league. My choices are: Betemit, Brett Wallace, Matt Laporta and Hannahan. Who would you take out of those? I like that Bet and Hann have 3b eligibility (although thats not necessary for me cause I have Prado), but is Wallace just hands down a better pickup?

  221. Whiskey Diet says:


    I think someone asked a similar question. 12 Team, H2H.

    Can I lose Reynolds for Freese for good? I’ve been trying to deal him but can’t and I’m strapped with three O’s right now (+Adam Jones, Sparkakis). Or do I hold?

    Happy Sunday Grey

  222. Joel says:

    Sorry bout that. Anibal Lechter is at the Cards and home vs. the Nats. Baker is at the Green Monster.

  223. Derrick says:

    If you are starved for pitching, would you send Brandon Phillips and Edinson Volquez for Felix Hernandez?

  224. Mr2Bits says:

    Grey : Just got offered the following in keeper league, whats your thoughts?

    My Lind and Mike Trout(24 round keeper as he’s in minor camp) for Oswalt(11th round keeper)

  225. Steven says:

    I just got offered Braun for Wright and Tabata.

    I have Reynolds I could slid in at 3rd and my OF would be Braun, J. Upton and Crawford.

    Should I do it?

  226. paulzone says:

    Do you trust d. hudson at this point?

    He’s set to pitch against the cubs today, but i may sit him…

  227. Cheese

    Cheese says:

    Would you trade Zobrist and Werth for Crawford in an 8×8 16 team league (SLG, BB, H)? Thanks

  228. Wilsonian says:

    What do you think about Gardner or Tabata?

    Also, I need to drop someone for when Longoria comes back if I can’t swing a deal. Who gets the drop:

    Smoak, Tabata, Lind?

  229. elwood blues says:

    bad news: Narvy gives up 4 hits in one inning
    good news: only one run

  230. scalez says:

    Pull up a chair, I’ve brought sausage and peppers and enough garlic bread for everybody.

    I love Sundays.

  231. AL KOHOLIC says:

    cobb has a lead struggles a bit in the 5th and they yank him ,eliminating the chance for a win number 1,number 2 you bring in a bum to blow the inning up,crazy,see if he can work his way out of a jam

  232. VinWins

    VinWins says:

    Bautista removed for pinch runner. No word yet why.

  233. AL KOHOLIC says:

    morneau goes deep

  234. Rick Dempsey says:

    BUD FREAKING NORRIS…..what an outing.

  235. Trevor

    tggq21 says:

    Here comes Jimmy Leyland trying to lose the game again!

  236. 3FingersBrown says:

    Good grief, give me two Narvesons and a glass of whiskey, I’ve been Ubaldo’ed again!

    Bautista left the game with “neck tightness” according to the oracle known as Michael Kay.

  237. Carl says:

    Which side wins?

    Bruce/Liriano or Cruz/DLR


  238. Trevor

    tggq21 says:

    and he did it!! good job Leyland :)

  239. 3FingersBrown says:

    Thanks Ubaldo. You’ve blown my ERA lead straight to hell, now go ahead and make sure I lose WHIP too.

    Is anyone watching Col vs. Pitt? What the hell is his problem? Velocity? Control? I’m starting to feel I have a better shot winning if I just cut loose him and Liriano and stream those two slots. I can’t do much worse at this point. So hard to admit that you essentially wasted two of your top five draft picks on those bums (it’s a keeper so the draft is wacky).

  240. bravo says:

    Should I start the following pitchers:

    Verlander vs NYY
    Gallardo @ ATL
    Lohse vs FLA

    I was thinking of throwing Verlander and Lohse out there. I’m worried about Gallardo though…

    Thanks in advance, Grey!

  241. Tony Tone says:

    Assuming my SP and RP and equally alright, who more deserves a spot on my roster: Rauch or Ian Kennedy? I’m leaning toward Ian.

  242. scalez says:

    man Kimbrel Baba Booey’d my WHIP this week, can you get a W or a SV to help out tonite buddy. Cmon bravos. MMM bravos. No wait. Bugles. Mmmm bugles.

  243. 3FingersBrown says:

    @Grey: At this point, I’d take average from those guys. Hey do you mix up Jon Garland and Jeff Garland (from Curb Your Enthusiasm)? I do all the time.

    Nice. Papelschmuck gets me the W that I was supposed to get out of Ubaldo and/or Narveson. Go Sawx!

  244. paulzone says:

    who would have imagined it but Liriano and Dempster are FAs.

    here’s my current SPs. would you swap any in hopes of an about face?

    sabbathia, hamels, oswalt, ogando, lily, lohse

    also, if i can’t work a two for one deal for a top 2b, who would you drop to activate Longo from the DL:

    vlad, chipper, gordon


  245. Donnie Baseball says:

    I just can’t buy into your C. Morton love Grey.

    I’m trying to, but he just seems like he’s on the verge of getting rocked at any time. He’s tough to hit, but he’s all over the place.
    And his k/bb is horrible.

  246. scalez says:

    for those following the Cardinals bullpen…Ryan Franklin has checked in to let everyone know he still coughs up man-pubes.

  247. nick m. says:

    Drop Floyd for Colby Lewis or Bud Norris?

  248. Wilsonian says:

    Norris or D. Hudson?

  249. Too Live Crudite says:

    Grey, can I get a little help picking which OFs to start? No real pressing needs. It’s a stupid weekly league, and I’ve gotten it wrong every time.

    I need to start 3 (the two Orioles play 7 games next week, the others 6)

    Adam Jones, 1 @ CWS, 3 @ KC, 3 v TB
    Markakis, 1 @ CWS, 3 @ KC, 3 v TB
    Jason Bay, 3 v SF, 3 v LAD
    Coco, 1 v TEX, 3 v CLE, 3 @ KC
    Fowler 3 @ SF, 3 @ ARI

  250. Donnie Baseball says:

    Who would have thought that D. Moseley would be the Hodgepadre to own.

  251. Steve says:

    OK, I’m ahead in WHIP. Can we please get Garland out of the game now?

  252. Wilsonian says:

    Freese suffered a broken bone in his hand today. Will be reevaluated tomorrow in STL.

  253. Wilson's Beard says:

    Krispie/McCann for CarGo?
    I picked up Napoli a week ago off waivers, and I’d like to stop being a Scociopath and actually start him full time. I know Cargo isn’t liked very well, since he’s a schmohawk and all, but should I make this trade?

  254. Steve says:

    Come on Hudson – don’t fail me now.

  255. Vince says:

    Some guy in my league asked me if I’d trade him a closer. I’d like to offer him a 2-for-1 trade, giving him Street + a SP for his Verlander. I could then take Aardsma off my DL slot when he returns without having to drop a player (and it looks like he’s gonna be back soon). Here’s my lineup and league settings :

    12 teams, H2H, 5×5

    C: Montero
    1B: Carbrera
    2B: Phillips
    SS: Andrus
    3B: Youk
    OF: J-Up
    OF: Pence
    OF: Rasmus
    Util: Lind

    SP: Lester, Liriano, Latos, Scherzer, De La Rosa, Lilly, Beachy, Norris
    RP: Street, Walden, Farnsworth, Francisco, Aardsma (on my DL spot)

    So which one of my SP would you offer him along with Street in exchange for his Verlander?

  256. Tony tone says:

    Hudson looking sharp, hopefully he can complete the tag team with Putz and get me the ol’ win n’ save.

  257. gmen says:

    @grey: Bud Norris looks legit. I’m considering dropping Volquez or Ian Kennedy for him. Y/N?

  258. Steve says:

    Yu Bak Kuo!

  259. AL KOHOLIC says:

    if kuo did nothing else,he cost bell a save,hehe

  260. Cheese

    Cheese says:

    Currently winning this week 14-1, and all I have left tonight is David Wright and my opponent has no one. I’m leading average .276 – .273, we’re tied in steals, and I’m down by 3 BBs. Best case scenario is Wright gets me a steal and I win 15-1. Worst case scenario is Wright goes 0-3 or 0-4 and I lose 13-2. The Mets are facing Cliff Lee tonight, so the odds of getting a steal will be slim, and the odds of getting a hit won’t be so great either. Should I play it safe and just bench Wright, or try and go for the juggular?

  261. Walker, Pittsburgh Pirate says:

    tied at obp going into the final game tonight

    i have rollins and wright left
    he has ryan howard

    secondary worry is that i am only up by 4 runs and 2 home runs

    should i bench wright against cliff lee? bench them both? start them both? i am leaning toward benching wright and starting rollins. what would yallz do

  262. AnotherFalstaff says:

    @Grey – Wallace to clean-up for the woeful ‘Stros?

  263. KarlJ. says:

    Wandy Rodriguez or Anibel Sanchez?

  264. Wilsonian says:

    Stanton and DLR for Tabata and Bills…who wins? Fair?

  265. bean says:

    please rate in order: Trumbo, Garrett Jones, Fuld, C. Gomez

  266. vinko says:

    Should I drop E. Jackson or Travis Wood for Bud Norris? With Cueto/Bailey returning soon it seems like the writing is on the wall.

  267. nick m. says:

    Tomlin or McCarthy for the 2 start week?

  268. Nick says:

    @Grey: Someone dropped Rios…pick him up and drop K Johnson (I now have Zobrist at 2nd) or Sandoval (want to keep as A Ramirez isnt going to last all season).

    Also Ogandi dropped. My pitchers are solid with the exception of Peavy. I waited this long, do i dump him? No other droppables unless you think Farnsworth won’t close for TB in the near future…

  269. Steve says:

    @royce!: – he’s owned.

  270. Eddy says:

    What should we do with Narveson? Dude pitches 3-4 clean innings and then gets hurt by a 3-run shot. Carlos Lee did it today and Polanco did it last time.

    Drop or hold?

    And with Moseley, should be hold onto him in a 12-team league?

  271. AL KOHOLIC says:

    Salas has good stuff and was an effective closer in the minor leagues, so he’s certainly a valid candidate for the long-term role. Then again, Mitchell Boggs looked good in the role at first, but as soon as he blew his first save, he was back to seventh-inning duties. Clearly, you can’t target just one player as the primary source for saves in St. Louis. If you had to pick one, Salas would be the first choice, but because La Russa is in no way distinguishing him, he’s still not a particularly exciting choice off the waiver wire unless saves come at a premium in your league.
    (Updated 05

  272. herschel says:

    @Grey: 5 x 5 weekly roto. my pitching staff has me totally vexed this week. please help with recommendations for next weeks starters. select 5 of the following:

    gallardo (@atl, @stl)
    harang (vs pit, vs ari)
    madbum (@was, vs col)
    b. anderson (vs cle)
    scherzer (vs nyy)
    kuroda (@nym)
    norris (@pit)
    beachy (vs mil)
    d. hudson (@sd)

    right now going with gallardo, harang, anderson, kuroda and norris.


  273. AL KOHOLIC says:

    laporta 5 for last 12,2 hr in last 5 games played with 5 rbi,becoming a viable option with upside

  274. Steve says:

    Isringhausen? What year is this?

  275. Eddy says:

    Obama is supposed to make an announcement regarding Osama Bin Laden in about 5 minutes.

  276. herschel says:

    @Grey: 5 x 5 roto, pick 2 of 3 for the short term: raburn, roberts or barney. apples and apples?

  277. Eddy says:

    Osama Bin Laden has been confirmed dead.

    Who says Razzball can’t be your source of information for everything?!

  278. AL KOHOLIC says:

    k rod thought he was playing cricket with those 3 one hoppers

  279. Eddy says:

    Apparently it happened last week. He was killed in a drone strike.

    I guess the Royal Wedding was too important to interrupt?

  280. Eddy says:

    Albert Pujols played 3B today for the final couple of innings due to Freese’s broken hands.


  281. Steve says:

    If Victorino gets aboard here and steals, I will not be best pleased.

  282. Steve says:

    Big week (I hope) for my RCL team. Get Longo, Morrison and Torres back…

  283. Will says:

    I just traded Victorino, Fuld, and Jeremy Walden for Marcum and Crawford. Did I win because I got Crawford or Marcum? However now I need to try and find some saves in a league with a starts limit. Any recommendations for guys to grab now who are currently not closing?

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