Jonathan Broxton blew his first save because of an error and he’s out as closer.  Hmph.  The Dodgers’ GM Colletti said the Dodgers would turn to Padilla and Broxton with Kuo joining the mix when he returns at the end of the week.  Hmph.  Hmph.  Mattingly then said last I checked Colletti doesn’t have a goatee and Broxton is still his closer, no committee.  Hmph.  Hmph.  Hmph.  Whatcha gonna do with all those hmphs?  All those hmphs up in your trunk?  Then Mattingly called Colletti a dwarf brain and shaved his goatee to reveal a cold sore.  Got all that?  Glad one of us does.  I’d own Broxton and Kuo.  Wouldn’t mess with this Padilla or this Padilla.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

James Loney – 4-for-4 with a steal.  I almost wrote the other day how there’s no way Loney stays hitting .200, but then I grew bored and fell asleep… Snooze…

Phil Hughes – Underwent four hours of tests on his arm.  Towards the end his arm just started answering C for everything.

Roger Bernadina – Recalled by the Nats.  I picked him up in every league he was available.  Yup, even that one.  Bernadina has 15/20 upside if he can stick with the club.  Chances he sticks aren’t great but aren’t quite slim to anorexic either, so there’s that.

Wilson Ramos – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and 2 home runs.  That’s a badonkadonk, for those from the Bronx.

Carlos Gonzalez – Held out Tuesday because he’s sucking on the ol’ suck wagon.  Well, I got this schmohawk right.  Now if only Jose Bautista would get mono from Casey Kotchman.

Jorge de la Rosa – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks.  I don’t own dlR anywhere but I get a lot of questions about whether he’s ownable, so it makes me question him.  Doode has a 2.61 ERA.  What are people looking for?

Todd Helton – 2-for-5 with 2 homers.  Did the Rockies wear throwback unis yesterday?

Casey McGehee – Sprained his thumb on the last play of the game on Monday and was held out of the game on Tuesday, leaving him on the bench to twiddle his thumbs — sick, painful irony.  If that’s irony, I have no idea.

Ryan Braun – Hit his 9th home run yesterday.  Yeah, his power is gone, Naysaying Preseason ‘Perts.

Jose Contreras – Has a strained elbow and will miss about a month, assuming he doesn’t have any setbacks.  But 67-year-olds tend to have setbacks getting out of bed.

Matt Harrison – 3 IP, 7 ER.  Don’t worry, Harrison, nothing can ever sully your Trapper John M.D. performance.

Carlos Carrasco – His MRI came back “perfect.”  Not to be that guy, but wouldn’t it be perfect if he didn’t have to go for an MRI?

Jack Hannahan – 3-for-4 with 2 homers.  If only Barbera could’ve been alive to see this.

Justin Masterson – 6 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Rudy and I spot started him in, but since he has a 2.18 ERA on the year, we might not be returning him to waivers.  Stay tuned!  Or not.  Your choice.

Shin-Soo Choo – For an appetizer, I’d like the slam.  For the entree, I Choo-Choo-choose the legs.

Grady Sizemore – 3-for-4 and his 3rd homer, but was caught stealing.  No legs for you!

Pedro Alvarez – 0-for-4.  That’ll show ’em!

Garrett Jones – Hit his 4th home run yesterday.  Robot is probably going to get the worst counting stat 20+ homer, 10 steal season in the history of baseball.

Charlie Morton – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Now has his ERA down to 3.00.  We should all be aboard with Morton by now, yah?  Yah.

Aaron Harang – 6 IP, 8 ER.  Did the Braves scare him by wearing Dusty Baker masks?

Brandon McCarthy – 5 1/3 IP, 7 ER and 15 baserunners.  In San Diego, they call that a strong offensive homestand.

Coco Crisp – Left the game with quad tightness.  Doesn’t sound cerealious.

Ryan Roberts – 2-for-4 with his 5th home run, batting .333.  Pedro Alvarez has one homer and is batting .205.  Kill me.

Mitchell Boggs – 1/3 IP, 1 ER and his first blown save.  After the game, Ryan Franklin said, “See!”

Hanley Ramirez – Working on getting a hitch out of his swing by getting his foot down quicker.  I wonder where Hanley picked up a bad habit.  He seems like such a model of strong work ethic.

Jair Jurrjens – 9 IP, 2 ER, 11 baserunners, 4 Ks.  I don’t think it continues, but I have no problem riding Jar-Jar while he’s on a roll.

Billy Butler – 1-for-4 and a WTF (Warning Track Fly).  A Butler specialty.

Mike Leake – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks. Turnabout is fair play as the Brewers stole the victory.

Sergio Santos – It’s now back to back saves but this last 2 out save should go to Brent Lillibridge who made two outstanding plays in RF.  Lillibridge fields like he’s nailing Sergio Santos’ sister.  Juan Pierre fields like Thornton is nailing Juan’s sister.

Gavin Floyd – 8 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 10 Ks vs. the Yankees.  If you had the balls (or lady stuff, for our three girl readers) to start him in The House They Built Next To The House That Ruth Built, you deserved this start.

Clay Buchholz – 6 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 14 baserunners as he tied his owners to the WHIPping post.  Now has a 5.33 ERA.  Good news, he should be better.  The bad news, not that much better.  The neither good or bad just what it is news, if you listened to me you don’t own him.  The okay news that needs to be said because it is really big news news, there is no okay news that needs to be said because it is really big news news.

Adam Lind – 3-for-5, 5 RBIs and 2 homers.  This is the kind of performance that makes me so hesitant to tell anyone to drop Carlos Pena too.  These guys just need three good days, and they have their counting stats.  Sure, it’ll be great to get this game from Lind without the previous 23 games of crizzap, but so it goes, so it goes.

Zach Britton – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 2 Ks.  Fantasy-wise, Britton should be owned.  Real world-wise, when do the castmates find out Zito used to do gay porn?

Phil Coke – 4 1/3 IP, 7 ER.  Hope everyone is now done experimenting with Coke.  Shizz is bad for your nasal passages.

Matt Cain – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Then David Lynch filmed Matt Cain’s post-game interview.

Carl Everett – Pulled a gun on his wife after she said she believed in dinosaurs and Darwin Barney was her favorite player.

 
  1. Jrock says:
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    Yo Greyski!
    Trash swap who’s side you on?!
    Team A: Carlos Pena, Ervin Santana and Sean Burnett
    Team B: Pedro Alvarez and Angel Pagan

  2. Derrick says:
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    Drop Swisher for Gardner, Kubel, Huff, Boesh or Aaron Hill?

    Thanks.

  3. Napoli is Free! says:
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    If Santos holds down the closer job all ear I will buy White Sox season tickets next year. This guy tried giving away the game. Thornton and Sale have to be wondering why they can’t have that defense. Maybe they’re confusing their teammates by throwing backwards.

  4. RaysFinsFSU says:
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    I enjoy the idea that Brent Lillibridge is attempting to impress Santos since he’s diddling his sister. At the same time Thorton is walking into Juan’s house and saying “this is my remote” and hes wearing the same clothes as him.

  5. Joba the Heat says:
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    @Grey, thought of a good one today when I realized just how happy I was that Edwin Jackson has been crapping the proverbial bed ever since I traded him (I know, I know, I read your Edwin sleeper post this year):

    Marge Schottenfreude — the evil pleasure you derive from seeing a player you’ve traded away doing poorly. “I felt some Marge Schottenfreude seeing Edwin Jackson give up 8 earned runs the week after I traded him.”

    [A more vulgar but possibly funnier alternate version is Shitenfreude, when you’re happy if a player you’ve traded away plays like crap.]

  6. Jackie says:
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    Nice Carl Everett closer!

    Someone dropped Torii Hunter. Drop Raburn for him?

  7. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    deadliest catch,jake got caught smoking dope on the boat,this after his rehab stint,im with you jake,couldnt get me out there without being high,hehe

  8. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    grey-cuddyer or pena

  9. JMonte says:
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    I just want one day without a Pedro Alvarez comment please… its not like he went 0-5 right? Thats so much worse than 0-4 imo Kill Me.

    Damn I miss the Hanna-Barbera Happy Hour. Herculoids… Tarra was hot!

  10. Wilson's Beard says:
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    @Grey: Re-post of a question I asked earlier… How would you rank these second basemen for the rest of the year: Johnson, Cuddyer, Espinosa?

  11. Tony says:
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    chewbacca masks!

  12. Doc Pounder says:
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    I didn’t copy the link to your F&F yahoo league. Would you please let me how to get there so i can see how yinz (Grey and Rudy) are stacking up against those yoohoos.

  13. timSTi says:
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    Are we starting Gallardo vs CIN today?

    10 steamer 1500ip.

  14. MrHappyTime says:
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    How confident are you in Wade Davis today? I’m considering him for a spot start, just a little nervous. Any advice is appreciated lol..

  15. I-man says:
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    The Cain/Eraserhead reference is beyond perfect. Wow.

  16. Salty Balty says:
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    My team – 9×9 roto:

    C – Soto
    1B – L. Scott/Pena
    2B – Cano
    3B – Freese (Zimmerman on DL)
    SS – Tulo
    CF – Bourn
    OF – Braun
    OF – Granderson
    Util – Jones
    Util – Espinosa

    Bench – Drew, Wigginton, Willingham (A. Torres on the DL)

    SP – Verlander, Sherzer, Chacin, Floyd, I. Kennedy, E. Jackson, A. Harang
    RP – Not relevant

    Just got offered Rios for I. Kennedy. Do I take it? Would appreciate commentary from anyone. I’m leaning towards yes.

  17. Josh says:
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    Grey, I’m pretty sure the only reason Bernadinha was recalled was to fill Ian Desmond’s roster spot until he returns from a brief paternity leave. So I don’t know if your RogBern fantasy is going to come true just yet….

  18. Hans says:
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    Sergio Santos for President!!!

  19. Harry Caray says:
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    With Coco Crisp’s hammy not being so roughs & toughs with his afro puffs, I’m looking for a replacement. Standard Yahoo 12team H2H Mixer. I’ve got decent speed, so so power. Any of these jump out at you?: R.Davis, LaRoche, Smoak, G.Jones, Rabrun, Ordonez, Byrd? …. i know, it’s fugly…

  20. IgnatiusJReilly says:
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    Grey-do you have any interest in Jason Bay?….Im in a 10 team 8×8 h2h keeper league,and I have Swisher and Travis Snider(who I think I have been pretty damn patient with,hanging on to him since last season) sitting on my bench.

    would you drop either for Bay at this point?any of them would be my 5th OF at this point.

  21. knighttown says:
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    Lot of 7th pitcher options in today’s post. Msterson,Morton,britton, Floyd. What’s your order and do you drop Harang, Beachy or McLellan for any of them?

  22. Dan Z says:
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    @ Grey or anyone else

    Who would you roll with at 1B the rest of the year, Ike Davis or Adam Lind?

  23. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    i really pissed off the fantasy gods this week, watching the angels’ blahffense throttle gio and mccarthy for my, while kennedy and gavin floyd throw gems. normally i throw guys as much as i can, but with innings limits and an already high era, you gotta make decisions. i obviously made the wrong ones this week.

  24. Baby Gorilla says:
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    you are one funny dude, thanks for the laughs.

  25. D Tiger says:
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    @Grey – No commentary on Daniel Hudson? Is he turning his season around?

  26. Wilsonian says:
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    @Grey; @Anyone: With Longoria allegedly coming back next Tuesday, I need to drop someone, but I don’t know if anyone is actually “droppable”. Here’s my roster:

    Wieters, Fielder, Zobrist, Wright, Andrus, CarGo, Kemp, Krispie, Dunn, Gordon, Tabata, Longo – DL; Lincecum, Verlander, Bills, Gio, Hamels, D. Hudson, Pineda, Soria, K-Rod, Walden, Lyon, Santos, Strasburg – DL

    I already shot out Gordon/Lyon for an upgrade in closer, but no one was biting. I can play 5 RPs at one time, which is why I have 5 on my team.

    Would you try to deal CarGo and a closer and try to get 95 cents on the dollar for him, or do you see another package deal I should make?

    This is obviously my 8 Team league, and we do have 5 keepers as well.

    Thanks for any help anyone can provide.

  27. kg says:
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    Drop Soto for Napoli, Avila, Conger or Ramos?

  28. Commish Cauda says:
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    Dusty Baker masks, nailing sisters, dinosaurs and even some helpful fantasy advice…this post had it all. Grey, it should be framed in the Razzball HOF! I shiat myself, spit out my coffee and fell out of my chair all at the same time.

  29. Spartacus says:
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    @Grey: Reference to your Gavin Floyd post: Yes, I do have big brass ones hanging off the back of my truck. lol.

  30. PepeSilvia says:
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    don’t understand your endorsement of Morton. he has the exact same number of Ks as walks this season. his major league stats have always been crappy and he was even mediocre in AAA last year. he’s 27 years old. what am I missing?

  31. Commish Cauda says:
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    Daniel Hudson finally broke through with a win. Would you trade him for Zack Greinke in a H2H-Points League?

  32. Learn Teixiera says:
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    drop wood for baker?

  33. papasmurf says:
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    Last two nights, my SPs have been Narveson, Harrison, and Oswalt… less than 9 IP, 19 runs on 22 hits and 5 walks. If I hadn’t dropped Harang, it would have been even worse. The only good thing about this is that my season was already over before the debacles, so this just makes it funnier and it means a higher pick for me next year. =)

    To add insult to injury, I had benched Alcides two games and he went 3 for 8 with a SB. Started him again last night against my gut and he goes 0/4 again.

    I should have joined a razzball league this year.

  34. AdamH says:
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    Staff is Gio, Yovani, Brett, Wandwagon, Ogando, Dempster (and Cueto DL).

    Drop Dempster for Beachy?

  35. meetthemuts says:
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    Pick one Catcher: Hundley, Ianetta, Ramos, Thole?

  36. Steve Jeltz says:
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    @ grey……Santos or Boggs? I am currently using a rotation of Storen, Madsen and Boggs. I would have to cut one to pick up Santos.

    Thanks!

  37. William says:
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    @Grey – Would you take Charlie Morton over John Lackey?

  38. Hardcore Midget says:
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    Bud Norris or Chris Narveson?

  39. Futureman says:
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    In a points league, I can only start three of my four starters today.

    Which three should i roll with?

    Billingsley
    Chacin
    Anibal
    Bartolo

  40. MD says:
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    Grey! absolutely brilliant! killed it with the Carl Everett comment… For those who don’t know. Carl Everett has gone on record saying that he doesn’t believe in Dinosaurs… HAHAHAHA (kills me everytime i think of it)

  41. MD says:
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    On another note, Mitchell Boggs with his 1st blown save last night… I hear Eduardo Sanchez calling pretty soon…

    @ Grey – How much slack do you think Boggs gets until TLR goes back to Franklin or throws a save to sanchez?

  42. Phil says:
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    In a Holds league, give up on Jake McGee’s “upside” to grab Santos or Hensley?

  43. Phil says:
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    Pick Two: D. Young, Zobrist, Coghlan?

  44. Cheetos & Fritos says:
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    Please rank these waiver wire pitchers (mostly for short term use)

    Ogando, McClellan, Beachy, Britton, Lohse, Hellickson

  45. MD says:
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    fellas, let me know if i’m crazy or not.

    Im in a deep 12 team NL only keeper/dynasty league. I’ve been going hard after Jerry Sands after missing out on him last week. My trade offers have been getting shot down all week. I’m thinking about going over the top and offering this guy Krispie Young for Sands and Anthony Rizzo (who i think will be called up shortly). I had Belt at 1b, so i’m currently rolling with Jeff Baker there.

    May seem absolutely crazy, but if Sands hits for what Grey projected over a full season, the only real difference is the Steals (for which i have plenty of).

    I have Krispie for $32 (of $260 cap). I would get Sands @ $10 and Rizzo @ $2 and would be able to keep them at that price for the next 3 years…

    Am i nuts, or is this something i should be jumping on while Krispie is hittin 400ft bombs?

  46. frog says:
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    it’s not just the eraserhead look, it’s the mood of the weird lighting that makes the pic lynch-esque. but for me, i laughed out loud seeing cain standing there erect, staring straight into the camera with that expressionless face. it was as if he was a robot programmed (by the guy giving the interview?) to wreck some evil havoc on the populace.

  47. Mr2Bits says:
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    Lind + Bench =’s Sonuvabench

  48. cubbies299 says:
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    That Matt Cain post might have been your best yet. Nice!

  49. cubbies299 says:
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    Oh, also, I have Lowrie for $1 in a dynasty league. If he’s legit, then this is a steal. If not, I could probably sell him for something dece. Should I hold or deal?

  50. Eddie says:
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    @Grey: Drop Trumbo for LaPorta? Or is he Trumbo’s droppelganger?

  51. Joe says:
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    Will Bernadina be platooned?

  52. Lob Ball says:
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    Another Trumbo query:
    Who’s the better all-categories roto 1B – Smoak or Trumbo?

  53. Eng says:
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    Nice update, thanks Grey. However I don’t really see the similarity between Lind and Pena. Lind will hit at least 40 points higher in batting average, that’s where Pena kills teams even if he is hitting home runs. Same with Reynolds, but at least he has 3B in his favor saving him from the waiver wire.

  54. Eng says:
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    Ha! Just clicked on the Cain link. Bravo

  55. Mike of Swartz Creek, Mi says:
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    I expect a rain out between Detroit and Seattle today.

  56. the mexicutioner says:
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    Hart is back and I have to drop bourjos or coghlan. Just looking for a nice utility player for the year. Who you keeping?

  57. stumanji says:
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    Thoughts on Markakis? Is he a Buy Low candidate for a guy like Span? His BABIP is around .200 right now.

    Also, better pickup: Santos or Kuo?

  58. mets fan says:
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    Grey who’s the better bet for saves sale or thornton?

  59. artie says:
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    Barney’s out of the lineup today.
    Regular day off?
    Has anyone heard/read anything to the contrary?

  60. Martin says:
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    @grey- would you trade alex gordon and jonny cueto for matt garza? Thanks.

  61. AdamH says:
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    Thanks everyone.

    What are the latest opinions on Hellickson? With 5 closers (Hanrahan, Perez, Nunez, Farnsworth, and Walden) and a slight lack of starters, was offered Hellickson for Nunez. Do Razzballers have confidence in him?

  62. Nuke LaDouche says:
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    I was offered Pineda (and Zambrano who I would just drop) for Santos and Shields. I’m leaning towards staying put. Who is gonna be better this year Pineda or Shields?

  63. EK says:
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    I was offered Cliff Lee for Cargo straight up in a 12-team H2H.
    My other OFs are Kemp, Rasmus, and Pence (also have Bautista who is OF elig) and my SPs are Haren, Scherzer, Gio, D. Hudson, Morrow, DLR, and McClellan.
    Thoughts? Thx.

  64. RA Dickey Jokes says:
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    The sight of Ryan Dempster on my roster makes me ill. Keep the faith that he can’t possibly keep giving up a HR every 3+ innings or drop him for any of the following?

    Norris, Leake, Wade Davis?

    Thanks!

  65. Hi Grey: Assuming their starts aren’t puked back because of rain delays today, who do you like more for a spot start tomorrow between Baker (vs. TB), Pineda (@DET) or McClellan (@HOU)? Thanks!

  66. Steve Stevenson says:
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    14-team weekly H2H, start 4 SP (no P), 3 OF, 1 Util. Can get Krispie for Marcum. Would leave me with SPs of Greinke, Hanson, Chacin, Lilly, Shields, Holland. Usually start Swisher and Abreu in OF with Ortiz at Util, so Krispie replaces one of them. I do this in a heartbeat, right? You still like Greinke more than Marcum going forward?

  67. Buge Hoobs says:
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    @Grey
    RE:even that one?

    10 team 5×5 weekly

    For the U: Stick with the twidler McGehee, or from the wire Bernadina, Coghlan, Hannahan, Chipper, Abreu, or Napoli?

    I’m in the top 1/3 of standings and could use a little boost in R/HR

  68. SP says:
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    Grey and Everyone:

    I was offered Ubaldo for my Ian Kennedy in 5×5 roto with QS league.

    This is a no brainer for me to accept right?

  69. Kazmere says:
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    Set em and forget em, pick 2: Lind, Kubel, Konerko

  70. @EK:
    Keep Cargo. Don’t sell low on him. He is still at top 10-15 player overall.

  71. well, now they’re saying barney was in the original lineup and got scratched, so who knows. still no actual word of an injury. i feel like more likely they just realized that baker has to play at least once a week if they want to even maintain the pretense of a platoon.

  72. @R.A. Dickey Jokes:
    Wade Davis is really undervalued right now IMO.

  73. jongenes says:
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    Brett Wallace Watch?!

  74. chata says:
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    another rough start for billingsley

    anybody watching ?

  75. Wake Up says:
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    Naturalists need days off too.

  76. chata says:
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    coghlin just cleared the bases

  77. t-rex says:
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    My Gordon Beckham, Kyle McClellan, Sean Marshall for his Mike Leake, Alex Gordon. I can vulture more Holds off waiver. Thoughts?

  78. ScottyM says:
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    Does anyone else think that Matt Cain looks like Nuke LaLoosh in that picture?

  79. Eddy says:
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    I don’t have Billingsley anywhere, but my (trash-talking) opponent does and I’m a big Marlins fan.

    AWESOME HIT.

    Marlins have really been taking advantage of opportunities in the last few games. I’d actually think twice before starting pitchers against them these next few days. I learned this the hard way with Kershaw in a couple of leagues.

  80. chata says:
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    mlbtv is having another “FREE game of the day”
    braves @ padres …3:35 pm

  81. Martin says:
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    @grey- just to follow up on my previous comment, I thought you said to sell high on Alex gordon. Therefore, im curious why you like gordon+cueto more then garza? Garza’s sabermetric numbers are very good. Thanks

  82. chata says:
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    morrison likely out 3 weeks (not 2) with that foot injury

  83. chata says:
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    switching over to the reds / brewers game

    stubbs 1st pitch single vs gallardo

  84. herschel says:
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    @Grey: gotta leave Harang in next week in weekly leagues, right? 2 home starts vs Pit and Ari?

  85. chata says:
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    bruce single stubbs to third .

    votto hits 3-1 pitch out of the park to left field .

    3-0 … no outs

  86. bogbert says:
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    And Gallardo and Bills were my top two SPs today (I use the word “top” loosely). At least I own Votto.

  87. Wilsonian says:
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    Gallardo is shit, right there with Bills…

  88. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    i have owned gallardo every year since he came up,im so glad i dont own him anywhere this year

  89. sean says:
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    Grey, would you endorse grabbing Maybin off waivers ahead of Bernadina?

  90. Deeeeeeez Nuts says:
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    Is Edinson Volquez starting for the Brewers today?

  91. sean says:
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    Add me to the list of those with Gallardo and Billingsley going this afternoon. I’m fashioning a noose out of computer cables as we speak.

  92. Buge Hoobs says:
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    @Grey: (RE: post #95)

    I hate playing the “what if” game, but I know less about real baseball than the fake. Just how important is the off-hand thumb in batting? McGehee is listed and day2day, so I’m not sure if that type of injury eventually leads to significant time off. I’ll hold as suggested, but if he does go DL, who’s the pick up? I can’t see Bernadina playing more than a couple of days for a paternal leave replacement.

  93. Ffej says:
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    I’ve been offered Danks for A. Gordon in a 12 team 5X5. I have Youk and Reynolds at 3rd. Braun, Bruce, Rasmus, Victorino, Beltran, Dom Brown in the OF. SPs are F-Her, Gio, Beckett, Anibal, Hell boy and S. Baker. Accept or Reject?

  94. dja says:
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    how would you rank the following four for the rest of the season?

    bjupton
    pence
    berkman
    grady sizemore

    thanks!

  95. Learn Teixiera says:
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    pineda or beckett?

  96. Learn Teixiera says:
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    that’s for a keeper league but i need solid starting pitching for this season

  97. Buge Hoobs says:
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    @Grey:

    Did not know that! Thanks!

  98. William says:
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    @Grey and @Everyone:

    Am I missing something with Charlie Morton? He’s hardly owned and has been touted quite a bit here. His career K-Rate isn’t great, and his career walk rate isn’t great either. So far this year, he’s 1:1 K:BB. What am I missing? I feel like I need to pick this guy up but I have no idea if this is some secret inside joke.

  99. Killer Joe says:
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    Grey, Broxton got dropped in my league. I was about to dump Burnett for Rauch, should I grab Broxton instead?

  100. Eddie says:
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    What the hell is wrong with Gallardo?

  101. Derrick says:
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    I’m an idiot for starting Gallardo against the Reds. The Reds always rock that guy.

    I guess, though, now would be a good time to go after him.

  102. Ffej says:
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    Kuroda or Danks?

  103. t-rex says:
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    Thanks for the help Grey.

  104. Donny Kerabatsos' Ghost says:
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    After Kennedy and DLR give me a glimmer of hope for my Whip and ERA to rise from the cellar, Gallardo goes and brings me back to reality. Watch out SD, Oakland, and Seattle, the Cleveland Streamers are about come rolling through.

  105. chata says:
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    carlos gomez …. learning how to hit ??

  106. xopchipili says:
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    Gray, trying to work some trades and such, what order would you rank BJ Upton, Bruce, Morneau?

  107. broadstreetbrawler says:
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    Prince, Frank Frank and billingsley for Brett Anderson, Cliff Lee and Youuuuk, which side?

  108. William says:
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    @Grey: So how about Charlie Morton v. Fausto Carmona?

  109. Nuke LaDouche says:
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    Gallardo is chucking a bunch of balls into the dirt. He looks like when the guy who gets to throw the opening pitch is some weirdo who doesn’t know how to throw and whips it into the ground 10 feet short of home plate. Painful.

  110. B.J. says:
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    @Grey,

    Jay Bruce for Cole Hamels, which side wins?

  111. MD says:
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    NEWS:
    Darren O day expected to go on the 15 day dl. (probably won’t affect most, but for those save vultures, this makes oliver and rhodes a little more valuable, probably oliver.)

    Also, Joel Piniero is expected to be activated off of the 15 day dl to start Saturday vs tampa bay

  112. Nuke LaDouche says:
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    Location. He is in 92-93 region. He is all over the place though. Looks like he just has no confidence in his command right now.

  113. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    the brewers tried the shift on bruce,in the last 2 days dusty has been working diligently with him about going to left,he starts off 2 for 2 both to left field,hopefully something like this gets him going

  114. trick dad says:
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    looking for holds and low era/whip with SP eligibility: Padilla or Takahashi?

  115. Eddie says:
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    Roy Oswalt is taking a leave of absence for ‘personal reasons.’

  116. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    trying to find his fstball he seemed to loose last night

  117. Frank says:
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    Alex Gordon and Greinke for Pence and Harang. Who wins?

  118. Randy BoBandy says:
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    I am not sold on Morton. A) he plays for the Pirates B) His WHIP is too high for my liking C) And I’m not liking that K:BB ration! I’ll eat my words if he improves however.

  119. Buge Hoobs says:
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    Someone just dropped WandWagaon in my 12 team, 8X8 (+L, ER, and Total Bases) H2H. Start 3 SP, 3 RP, 4P. Most teams value the RPs heavily (best RPs available on the wire are Ram-Ram and Bastardo!)

    I’m at the bottom of the waiver order, so it’s most likely a moot issue. but I’ll put in for it for giggles. Would it be worth dropping Ed Jax or Ed Volq?

  120. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    there ya go reds,add 2 more runs to gallardo

  121. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    will broxton get another shot?

  122. Black Beard says:
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    Padilla warming up in the pen. Dodgers up by 1 of an Ethier blast.

  123. Black Beard says:
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    Should note that Padilla was supposedly already throwing at the start of the inning before Ethier’s shot.

  124. Steve says:
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    Gallardo is an effing idiot.

  125. chata says:
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    latos going for his 9th straight loss

  126. chata says:
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    again , the game is FREE , on mlb.com

  127. Joba the Heat says:
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    re: Marge Shottenfreude, I was just thinking that happiness in others’ misery is evil, and Marge embodies pure evil.

    On an unrelated note, I was just offered Zimmerman and Russell Martin for Beltre and Posey. 10-team H2H points league. Thoughts? It’s a keeper league so I was looking forward to keeping Posey, and do Zim’s injuries worry you? Now is the time to sell high on Beltre, obviously…

  128. mauledbypandas says:
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    I’m sitting there on draft day at roughly pick 68 thinking… Gallardo or Weaver? oh Lord, why didn’t I go with my gut! last time I will own this guy. I’m sure he settles down and has a half way decent year, but ugh, what an awful start. At least strike somebody out!!

  129. bogbert says:
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    Anyone have thoughts about starting Liriano today?

  130. chata says:
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    joe saunders sucks .
    he has always sucked .
    i’ve never once rostered him , yet , he continually finds a way to screw me over .

  131. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    latos is toaast

  132. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    latos only 1 of 6 earned but still,6 frikin hits,get on the tractor with oswalt

  133. ChiliDavisConCarne says:
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    Would anyone suggest dropping either J.Zimmermann or D.Hudson for Bumgarner, Cueto or Norris?

  134. Jason says:
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    De La Rosa or Shields? They seem similar, but I can’t have them both…unless you feel Hanson, T. Hudson, Kuroda or Marcum should go instead.

  135. The Donald says:
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    Looking to sell high on Weaver. I’m “really proud of myself” because of it. What would be approximate value in terms of a hitter. OBP league. Top 20 hitter? Thanks man.

  136. Rustyautoparts says:
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    I was just offered Matt Cain and Soto for Hunter Pence. Is this a fair trade? I’m leaning towards no.

  137. Wilson's Beard says:
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    Espinosa/Baker or Johnson?

  138. trick dad says:
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    looking for holds and low era/whip with SP eligibility:

    V. Padilla or H. Takahashi?

  139. Matt Damon says:
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    @The Donald you could probably pull off top 20 hitter, 4 categories type guy (think Teixeira) and an average pitcher in return.

  140. Asdrubal Bastardo says:
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    Willie Grey Hayes,

    I have an Alcides problem. He is killing me in my H2H league. I have even gone to the extent of benching him in favor of Mike Aviles for the past couple games (can’t believe I have TWO KC middle-infielders on my squad!). I still believe in him and his speed potential, but is it too soon to cut bait? Do you see him hovering around the mendoza line all season? Or will there be better days?

    Thanks,
    AB

  141. Nuke LaDouche says:
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    Everyone is sitting the MadBum right?

  142. Wilson's Beard says:
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    Sorry, I meant Espinosa/Baker or Kelly Johnson…

  143. Wilson's Beard says:
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    I was trying to figure out what people think of Baker this year. Top 40? Better than Liriano, as Rudy said? Or the usual sabermetric tease, like Nolasco?

  144. Charlie says:
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    Currently have Arencibia at catcher. Weekly league using R, HR, RBI, TB and OBP. Would you drop him for either of Ramos or Conger? Added bonus: I can keep Arencibia next year at $8, would not be able to keep the other two.

  145. Gambler says:
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    I think the real world tonight is where they find out dustin did gay porn.. they showed the preview last week and heather was pissed..

  146. Eng says:
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    I smell a Disgraceful List stint for Broxton.

  147. Eng says:
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    Elbow soreness, should’ve lead with that. Sorry!

  148. Stophe says:
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    More a vent than a question, but I am getting awfully tired of Dan F-ing Uggla. ..

  149. Steve says:
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    Aw Krispie. Thanks.

  150. Nuke LaDouche says:
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    Just snagged Alexis Rios off of waivers. He’s gonna come around and be decent right?

  151. MD says:
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    Note to self… Never click the little button that says “notify me of followup comments via e-mail”… My mailbox is getting more hits then a hooker in Charlie Sheen’s hotel room.

  152. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    and i didnt know about the latos being shutdown the night of the draft or i would have kept hammels for 23 instead of latos

  153. Tony Tone says:
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    Wow, Hanson has been just sick lately. Last four stats has averaged ~1.30 ERA and just under 9k a game (done in my head so could be faulty). Plus, I didn’t have to deal with the early season crap since I traded Granderson for him, but considering those crappy early games getting down to a 2.70 ERA overall is damn impressive.
    Anyway, heres my question: who would you pick between Kennedy and Daniel Hudson (keeper)? And would you want any of Baker, Narveson, Volquez, Ervin Santana, or R Zimmerman over either of them? Thanks Grey!

  154. Tony Tone says:
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    Sorry, also who would be the best catcher for me to use as a fill in until Mauer gets his virus removed: Buck, Baker, JP Arecibia, AJ Pierz, Salty, or Doumit?

  155. Black Beard says:
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    Broxton wasn’t able to pitch today because of elbow soreness…seems to have Disgraceful List written all over it.

  156. Emporers Monkey says:
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    So Putz doesnt get brought into the game last night for a save chance but they bring him in today down by 3? Kirk Gibson is a twat.

  157. Ball Deep says:
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    Grey – Should I use my #1 waiver spot on Swisher? Damon is currently my UTIL #2 / spare OF

  158. aj says:
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    Im getting killed with my 3rd and 1st/3rd spots with longoria out.
    I have Carlos Pena and Wilson Betemit.
    Cuddyer should clear waivers Thursday…short of that im stuck with likes of:Jose Lopez, Miguel Tejada, Danny Valencia, Lyle Overbay, Kila Ka’aihue, Jack Hannahan, Felipe Lopez

    What should i do. 5×5 roto 14 team. could use help with sb and runs

  159. Tony says:
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    is Nick markakis curbside pickup worthy? Im about ready to drop him but dropping a guy who a year or 3 ago was a 4-5th round pick seems dirty!?

    he’s batting .207 with 2 HR’s 9rbi’s and only wait…. 0 stolen bases?

    ughhh….

  160. 3FingersBrown says:
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    @Grey: Most excellent Carl Everett flashback!

    C’mon now Grey, Padilla’s Padilla but Kuo ain’t the same Kuo. I’m all over the Vincente like Chloe in “Brown Bunny.”

    Roger, we have Bernadina. Prepare for lift off.

    Not quite Dirty Sanchez did us dirty today. Sadness.

  161. Eng says:
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    Grey, talk to me about Dominic Brown post injury. They say Mid-May. Hit a homer today in rehab.

  162. Eng says:
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    For what it’s worth, I prefer Jennings…so long as he makes it June 1.

  163. Scout says:
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    What the effing eff hole is wrong with Gallardo?!?! He is my “ace” in my H2H league. And I had Bills going today too. At least Bills has had some good outings. Gallardo gives me nothing but a steaming pile of turd every time he pitches.

  164. artie says:
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    What do you do with a dude like Will Venable. In an 18 teamer, his 8 SBs are very valuable. But they have all been on my bench because of his other counting stats.

    Would you play him and get his 40SB while sacrificing everything else?

  165. A2K says:
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    BJ Upton or Chris Coghlan?
    3 Year keeper life

  166. AdamH says:
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    My team – 12 team 5×5 head-to-head keeper league

    C – C. Santana
    1B – Votto
    2B – Just picked up Aviles since F. Sanchez not starting tonight (Utley on DL)
    3B – M. Reynolds
    SS – Jeter
    CF – J. Upton
    OF – C. Young
    OF – R. Roberts
    Util – M. Teixeira

    Bench – None (Add/drop as needed)

    SP – J. Johnson, Scherzer, Chacin, Morrow, Gio, E. Jackson, E. Volquez, Narveson
    RP – Axford, Hanrahan, Farnsworth, Santos

    I was thinking about using my #1 waiver claim on just dropped Ian Desmond, Coghlan or A. Soriano. Which of the three would you recommend, if any? And would you drop Volquez or Narveson (I’m leaning toward Narverson)?

    Thanks

  167. Wilson's Beard says:
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    Need help deciding who to start tonight… Pick 2 of 3: Morneau, Lind, Napoli. I’m thinking the first two, but Napoli seems to hit a bomb every time he starts. And Lind generally doesn’t hit lefties well (though he has done well against Holland).

  168. Tom Emanski says:
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    Casey Blake is out for a month with an elbow infection! Only Casey Blake.

  169. GTS says:
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    Smoak just hit a 3-run bomb off Verlander. Smoak or Frenchy at util hitter?

  170. hamsterdam says:
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    Grey, I was offered BJ Upton/Hunter for my Stubbs. Meh, I’m not feeling it. I was thinking of counter offering with something like Upton/Jorge DlR for Stubbs? Or should I be selling higher on Stubbs, since this guy has put in multiple offers for Stubbs. Thanks

  171. Tony Tone says:
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    Drop Gardner, Oliver (Tex), Kennedy, or none of the above for Coghlan in a keeper, assuming I’m essentially equally set at SP, RP, and hitting?

  172. Trick dad says:
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    Start vogelsong @pit tomorrow? Any insight about him long term?

  173. Steve says:
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    How much patience is one supposed to have with George the Catcher?

  174. Nuke LaDouche says:
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    Time to dump Gaby for Smoak Monster? Seems like he is figuring it out and Gaby is pretty dull at best. 12 team Keeper.

  175. Wilsonian says:
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    Basically, if you’re a starting pitcher, you better hope you’re not on any of my teams. I know this is on three teams, but Verlander, Bills, Gallardo, McCarthy, Narveson, Coke (drugs are bad), Hudson…

  176. Money says:
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    Drop C.Lee for Smoak, P.Alvarez, R.Roberts or Bourjos for UTIL slot?

    Drop T.Wood or EJax for Bumgarner?

    12 team 5×5

  177. herschel says:
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    @Grey: 5 x 5 roto, who do you like (short term) out of gomes, roberts, wallace, helton and fowler?

  178. herschel says:
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    raburn and m. young both get 2b eligibility (in cbs) today…woohoo!

  179. 3FingersBrown says:
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    Getting really tired of seeing the letters INF after Liriano’s name in my stat-tracker.

    .75 cents on the dollar anyone?

  180. Wilsonian says:
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    Frank Liriano is definitely tossing BP out there…anyone getting worried yet?

  181. royce! says:
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    Did someone break the spell by reminding Verlander that he’s terrible in April?

    Oh well, at least I just dropped Trumbo for Smoak.

  182. 3FingersBrown says:
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    I really thought that this was going to be the start where Frankie turns it around. Well at least I have Zo and the Legend of Sam Fuld on a different team.

  183. Donnie Baseball says:
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    Bedard looking pretty good.

  184. Tony says:
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    this is ridiculous, LIRIANO, really? effing unbelievable…. everyone else has mowed down the shitty longo-less line up…. I’m about ready to drop him, yet i wont because i’m a seasoned vet who knows better, but WOW, what a joke…. last time i listen to you grey! (JK)

    I never saw this bad of a start coming from a lefty in the shittiest division in all of baseball….

  185. Long Bawls says:
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    Colon looking surprisingly convincing. Admittedly against the BABIP-cursed White Sox but the hits they got off him were mostly cheapies; pushier defense would’ve stopped most.

  186. Wilsonian says:
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    Man Tabata has REALLY cooled off…

  187. Tony Tone says:
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    Is Choo/Elvis too much to give up for Holliday? Keep in mind I may be tainted by the A’s trading CarGo for Holliday and him basically shitting all over the field for half a season, so if I’m undervaluing him thats the reason.

  188. JoshC says:
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    Would you trade Lester for Jose Bautista straight up? Im last in most offensive categories, thanks to Ryan Zimm and Han-Ram, and could use the offense. Got Haren, De la rosa, Billingsley, Jordan ZImm, Hellickson, Scott Baker…

  189. Long Bawls says:
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    And Buehrle looking serviceable too. Plus put a beard on Bartolo Colon and Andruw Jones and they’d look like a pair of Santa Clauses.

  190. Wilsonian says:
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    In all seriousness, should I just hang on to Tabata for the time being in my 8 Team H2H league, or pick up Frenchy or Coghlan in his place?

  191. Steve says:
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    How appropriate that a Hacker should replace Liriano.

  192. royce! says:
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    Man, things have gotten bad for Liriano…they actually pulled him in favor of a Hacker. Jeez!

  193. royce! says:
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    Sonofabeeech!

  194. JoshC says:
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    What about Ichiro for Starlin Castro in a keeper league? I’m pretty week at MI…

  195. potus says:
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    I gave you the proof–I was born in the damn US of A! Now I need the pudding.

    This is like choosing which path Greece should take to get out of her economic troubles but here it goes:

    Betancourt, Brandon Wood, Barmes, Daniel Murphy, Adam Kennedy, Jeff Baker…………….rank or just pick one(or do both). 20 team 4×4 league.

    thanks and keep up da good work

    -YH(&BHI)L

  196. Rob says:
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    I have one add left for the week. I was going to add Alex Avila and ride his bat until Geovany Soto decided to start playing baseball again, but then I noticed that Gavin Floyd is on the WW. My rotation as it stands is Gallardo, Cain, Daniel Hudson, Ervin Santana, Hellickson, Randy Wolf, and Gio Gonzalez, so I have quantity but not much quality.

    Who do I go with?

  197. nick m. says:
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    10-team H2H – drop A.J. Burnett for Floyd for the rest of the year?

  198. Trevor

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    My overall ERA and WHIP this week is so funny. (7.80……1.59 respectively) suprisingly i’m not surprised

  199. Steve says:
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    Tyson Ross owners whose H2H opponent has Fuentes are pretty unhappy right now.

  200. Nuke LaDouche says:
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    Someone tell me I absolutely cannot drop Liriano. I would trade him but I highly doubt I could even get someone to take him. Ugh.

  201. Nuke LaDouche says:
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    Someone tell me I absolutely cannot drop Liriano. I would trade him but I highly doubt I could even get someone to take him. Ugh.

  202. Nuke LaDouche says:
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    Whoops. Not sure how that happened.

  203. the grate one says:
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    grey, in a really deep league trolling for saves….burnett or oliver?

  204. Gambler says:
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    Yeah, the episode is tonight.. But I missed the first 15 minutes so I don’t know how she discovered it. (bang head on wall)

  205. Kazmere says:
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    Would you dump Rodney for Padilla?

  206. Steve says:
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    Sanchez is in for Cards for the save in Houston.

  207. Stophe says:
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    also Oliver on the verge of a mound-crapping

  208. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    nobody wants it in st louis,motte anyone

  209. Joba the Heat says:
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    Can i get some other opinions on trading away beltre and posey for russell martin and ryan zimmerman? points keeper league… leaning towards accepting the trade but worried martin’s going to fall off and beltre is going to have another monster year like he did last year.

  210. Derrick says:
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    Really need help on this one…

    Here is my team

    C- Posado
    1B – M. Cabrera
    2B – Phillips
    3B – Reynolds/Alvarez
    SS – Andrus
    OF – Kemp, Tabata, Justin Upton, Kubel
    Util – Fielder

    I got offered, Victor Martinez, Carl Crawford and David Wright for Matt Kemp and Prince Fielder.

    Should I do it?

  211. Carlos Z has slurpees says:
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    re: barbera – ha! the key to hannahan’s swing is that his arms move and the entire rest of his body is completely still.

  212. Derrick says:
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    Agreed. I am going to accept the offer.

  213. WDE05 says:
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    Grey & Co…

    Would you hold on to Delmon Young while he’s on the DL? I only have 1 DL spot in my league and 6 bench spots. I already have Mauer on the DL, so I’ll have to waste a bench spot. Ryan Raburn is available in my league (who I know you like), would you suggest dumping Young to pick him up?

  214. WDE05 says:
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    Also, forgot to mention Rajai Davis is available and supposedly he’s coming back off the DL tomorrow. I don’t have any elite speed guys on my team so it might make more sense to pick him up.

  215. cjm says:
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    Looking for runs and steals….Fowler or Gardner? Is Maybin worth a look?

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