Well, not much has changed for closers since last month when we did a run down of all of them.  Kimbrel got a save, Axford got a save, and everyone else sucks.  Holly Robinson Peete closers are a mess!  I don’t think there’s ever been so many Brain Freezes before.  I almost feel like adding an extra category below the Brain Freezes called, “The Legend of Gloom.”  Wha’ happened?  Did someone poison the bullpen water?  Has Mariano Rivera made it so when he retires there won’t be any more closers?  There will only be starters and “Those Other Guys.”  To recap this month in closing quickly:  Valverde has been less than stellar, Putz and Street just don’t close games, Motte hasn’t been good, Brian Wilson became Casilla who Bochy pulled after one batter during one game, Joel Hanrahananananan gave fantasy owners the question, “Who’s Juan Cruz?”, Sergio Santos may start throwing at some point in the next few weeks, the Red Sox gave the job to someone who has an over 10 ERA, Frank-Frank hasn’t had a blank-blank inning in forever, Kyle Farnsworth left stage right and Rodney, who couldn’t get saves last year, entered stage “I can’t believe Rodney’s closing games,” Guerra’s been about as bad as expected, Walden blew one save and lost the job, What the H. Santiago?, What the H. Bell?, Grant Balfour might get traded, Jim Johnson gave fantasy owners the question, “Juan Cruz or Pedro Strop?  Wait, who?”, the closers on terrible teams have looked good so they’ll probably be traded or just not save games, and Brad Lidge is afraid of heights and the mound is above the field so he went to the DL which is on sea level.  Got all of that?  Yeah, I’m not sure I did either.  Anyway, here’s all the closers for 2012 fantasy baseball:

$12 Salads

You know that restaurant your girlfriend/wife/what-have-you likes to go to that charges, like, $12 for a salad? Every time you go there, you have a thoroughly solid meal. No complaints, except you just paid $12 for a salad when you could’ve went to McDonald’s and stuffed you and your woman for ten schmools and had $2 in quarters left over to make the hotel bed vibrate. These closers are $12 salads.

1. Craig Kimbrel (Jonny Venters, Kris Medlen)
2. John Axford (Francisco Rodriguez)
3. Mariano Rivera (David Robertson, Rafael Soriano)
4. Jonathon Papelbon (Antonio Bastardo, Chad Qualls)

Donkeycorns

Imagine you’re following a donkey, who’s wearing a wool cap, through a desert for 1700 miles. Why are you following a donkey? Because he promises you something wonderful and you just need to trust him. Does the donkey talk? Yes. Yes, he does talk. So when you and the donkey in the wool cap arrive at his destination, he removes his the wool cap to reveal a horn. The donkey is a unicorn and his gift to you for your trust is saves. These closers are Donkeycorns.

5. Huston Street (+3) (Luke Gregerson, Andrew Cashner)
6. Jim Johnson (+15) (Pedro Strop, Matt Lindstrom)
7. Joel Hanrahan (+4) (Juan Cruz, Jason Grilli)
8. J.J. Putz (-2) (David Hernandez, Bryan Shaw)
9. Jason Motte (-1) (Fernando Salas, Mitchell Boggs)
10. Jose Valverde (-6) (Joaquin Benoit, Octavio Dotel)
11. Rafael Betancourt (+7) (Rex Brothers)
12. Brandon League (+6) (Tom Wilhelmsen)
13. Fernando Rodney (Joel Peralta, Jake McGee)
14. Grant Balfour (+6) (Brian Fuentes, Ryan Cook)
15.
Brett Myers (+8) (David Carpenter, Brandon Lyon)
16. Joe Nathan (+6) (Mike Adams, Alexi Ogando)
17. Kenley Jansen/Javy Guerra (+2) (Matt Guerrier)

Brain Freeze

I’m going on a picnic and I’m bringing apples, bananas and Matt Capps– Wait, he just gave up 12 earned runs and hit Valencia in the head with a pickoff throw. Brain freeze! Make it stop! Use the following closers at your own risk.

18. Sean Marshall (+3) (Aroldis Chapman, Jose Arredondo)
19.
Santiago Casilla (-10) (Sergio Romo, Jeremy Affeldt)
20. Chris Perez
(+4) (Vinnie Pestano, Tony Sipp)
21.
Matt Capps (+6) (Glen Perkins, Jared Burton)
22.
Jonathan Broxton (+6) (Aaron Crow)
23. Henry Rodriguez (+6) (Tyler Clippard, Brad Lidge)
24. Frank Francisco (-8) (Jon Rauch, Bobby Parnell, Ramon Ramirez)
25. Alfredo Aceves (-13) (Franklin Morales, Daniel Bard)
26. Carlos Marmol (-11) (Rafael Dolis, Kerry Wood)
27. Heath Bell (-19) (Steve Cishek, Edward Mujica)
28. Scott Downs (-11) (Jordan Walden, LaTroy Hawkins)
29. Matt Thornton/Hector Santiago
(-1) (Addison Reed, Jesse Crain)
30. Francisco Cordero (-15) (Casey Janssen, Luis Perez, Sergio Santos, Lloyd Moseby)

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AL KOHOLIC
AL KOHOLIC
10 years ago

putz just puked one up to

Bruce
Bruce
10 years ago

Any reason to hang on to Walden (I have a bench spot for him)?

Ryan
Ryan
10 years ago

Is billingsley and lohse for Greinke too much?
Standard league
I have excess pitchers
Thanks

Moscowitz
Moscowitz
10 years ago

Hey Grey, Smyly, Parker or Bass the rest of the way?

Moscowitz
Moscowitz
Reply to  Grey
10 years ago

@Grey, Thanks but do you think he would top the other two in k/9 category aswell?

Ace
Ace
10 years ago

more save opportunities this year

rauch (as in browch!)
or
mujica (as in >>>> cishek)

???

J Dilla
J Dilla
10 years ago

14 man 6×6 league (OBP and CG) I traded Justin Upton, Ryan Zimmerman and Daniel Hudson for Cutch, Beltre and Morrow……was I crazy?

Zimmerman just always seems to be the horse you lead to water then he kicks you in the nuts instead of drinking!

letsgobravos
letsgobravos
10 years ago

Hey pal (Grey)….

Should we look to sell Giancarlo now that he’s showing signs of life? If the knee is going to be a problem all year, now might be a good time to shop him.

royce!
royce!
10 years ago

Street looked as good as ever tonight, recording another save in very limited chances, but I can’t wait for him to be traded so that Cashner can take over the closer role and, if the Padres know what’s good for them, be introduced in save situations by “C.R.E.A.M.”

Yeah, it’s never gonna happen, but it would be awesome.

royce!
royce!
10 years ago

Guillen just needed to remind everyone that he’s batshit crazy, and that sometimes in baseball batshit crazy works. Gotta love baseball.

Nuke LaDouche
Nuke LaDouche
10 years ago

Bell in for the save.

bean
bean
10 years ago

HEATH BELL IS WARMING UP!!!!!

Insane to bring him in with a 1 run lead……..or a 4 run lead.

Poo Holes
Poo Holes
Reply to  bean
10 years ago

@bean, Might as well just start warming up Cishek now…

bean
bean
Reply to  Poo Holes
10 years ago

@Poo Holes, 2 up and 2 down……..Heath Bar must have a buffet to attack after the game. He is motivated.

the grate one
the grate one
10 years ago

hi grey, 2 questions:

1. can you please rank humber, drabek, milone, westbrook, macdonald

2. do you really think cishek gets any saves? bell makes a ton of dough…

thanks!

Prezii
Prezii
Reply to  the grate one
10 years ago

@the grate one, wait, that explains it… Hes a doughboy!

Awesomus Maximus
10 years ago

Nice to see another strong outing from Volquez. And words can’t express my excitement of yet another QS without a W to show for it. Differential is now -14 (21 QS, 7 W).

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Awesomus Maximus
10 years ago

@Awesomus Maximus, You’ve gotta be spewing right now. Jeez.

Prezii
Prezii
10 years ago

Did j will just throw a CGS? LOL pretty sure some1 wanted to stream him and we talked them off the ledge.. our apoligies!

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Prezii
10 years ago

@Prezii, That was me!

Prezii
Prezii
Reply to  Steve
10 years ago

@Steve, lol sorry man… Grey said he agreed so ur mad at him too not just me!!!

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Prezii
10 years ago

@Prezii, I’m mad at the whole world!

Prezii
Prezii
Reply to  Steve
10 years ago

@Steve, understandable. Thats baseball….

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Prezii
10 years ago

@Prezii, Nah – I’m kidding, it’s all good. He told me to pick up Torii Hunter and Chris Davis so that more than makes up for it.

kR Express
10 years ago

lance lynn and logan morrison for matt holliday, which side do you like better moving forward regardless of roster….thanks grey!

bean
bean
10 years ago

Calendar hits May 1st and Giancarlo owners rejoice!

No way they bring out Bell in a save situation today, right?

bean
bean
Reply to  Grey
10 years ago

@Grey, Mujica is up in the Pen……good news for Cishek owners.

Ozzie looks like he just got back from the sauna with that stupid towel around his neck. Just a horrible look.

letsgobravos
letsgobravos
10 years ago

I think Pujols hit his head and thinks he’s play cricket. Just swung at a ball in the dirt off the plate and made contact for a weak ground out. Damn, he freaking sucks right now.

3FingersBrown
3FingersBrown
Reply to  letsgobravos
10 years ago

@letsgobravos, That at bat was a joke.

letsgobravos
letsgobravos
10 years ago

Grey, Espinosa isn’t stealing bases or hitting homers. Should I give him more time or pick up one of the following to replace him? Casilla, Scutaro, Schumaker, Sean Rod, Daniel Murphy.

Same question re: Aybar. Possible replacements would be: Casilla, Lowrie, Alex Gonzalez, Sean Rod, Jamie Carrol, Pastornicky.

Wilsonian
Wilsonian
10 years ago

You outright dropping Balfour for Cook? Or just a hair too early to speculate?

Mrobs
Mrobs
Reply to  Grey
10 years ago

@Grey, I’m not saying people are over exaggerating here, because I watched the game and he looked terrible. Like, tizzerrible.

But it was a Shazam! situation. not a save opportunity.

yes he has blown 2 of his last 3 save Opps.

But he has 6 Saves and only 2 BS…

Is his leash really going to be that short?

His trade value completely diminishes if he is taken out of the role…

and all things considered, he’s tied for third most saves in the whole league.

…Cust kayin’

3FingersBrown
3FingersBrown
10 years ago

Thanks for the jack Joey Bats. Great return on $47… $1 Volquez has been the one saving grace in an otherwise lousy auction.

3FingersBrown
3FingersBrown
Reply to  Grey
10 years ago

@Grey, It’s an OBP league so he’s worth more but still, ehhhhh… It was early morning since the commish lives in Japan and I was still drunk from the night before. Don’t drink and draft kids. You’ll end up paying $17 for Brett Gardner.

I did manage to put together a damn good budget pitching staff though. I think I’ve had $1 Peavy for the last three years now. A broken clock’s right twice a day huh?

3FingersBrown
3FingersBrown
10 years ago

Panda power!

Prezii
Prezii
Reply to  3FingersBrown
10 years ago

@3FingersBrown, fat bastard.. lol that one was a SHOT as well. Balls gettin tattooed at AT&T rite now

3FingersBrown
3FingersBrown
Reply to  Prezii
10 years ago

@Prezii, I was watching SD vs Mil and flipped it on just in time for the laser show. Panda’s on some John Kruk shit, the bigger he is the better he hits.

AT&T seems like a great place to see a game. Gotta get out there some time.

Prezii
Prezii
Reply to  3FingersBrown
10 years ago

@3FingersBrown, you wont be dissappointed man.. been to several games there living in the bay area. Great park and an even better atmosphere! Im an A’s fan but gotta loveee AT&T! Just dont go to oakland… Lol or that ballpark cuz that shit is terribleee. Still go to rep the A’s tho been to over 50 games ther.e. not the cleanest park in the mlb but we do get loud for 1000 fans =D

3FingersBrown
3FingersBrown
Reply to  Prezii
10 years ago

@Prezii, I found myself outside of AT&T during a game a few years ago and the atmosphere was pumping…

I’ve never been but I can imagine Oakland might be similar to what Shea’s been like during the lean years. Few fans but the ones who are there rep hard! I’ve only met a couple of A’s fans in my life but they knew their shit.

Eddy
Eddy
10 years ago

Hector Santiago in to pitch with a 7-2 lead in the 9th. Does this mark the end of his tenure as closer?

Eddy
Eddy
Reply to  Eddy
10 years ago

@Eddy, Well Santiago has loaded the bases and Thornton is warming up. Looks like it’s clear now.

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Eddy
10 years ago

@Eddy, Santiago hadn’t had much work since that enormous meltdown. They probably looked at it as a low-pressure situation to get himself back on track.

Debatable whether he did that, but still, no damage done. Except to my WHIP…

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Eddy
10 years ago

@Eddy, It may not have at the start of the inning, but it very well could by the end.

Prezii
Prezii
10 years ago

Anyone see lawrie after that walk off???? =\ did we nottt learn anything from kendry morales?? So stupid..

A Hill O' Beans
A Hill O' Beans
Reply to  Prezii
10 years ago

@Prezii, Yeah I cringed when I saw him heading for home plate all pumped up like that.

papasmurf
papasmurf
10 years ago

Pretty wild to see Rodney up that high. Tells ya everything you need to know about the state of closers this year…

Grey's da man!
Grey's da man!
10 years ago

Yadier Molina with 2 SB’s today lol

3FingersBrown
3FingersBrown
Reply to  Grey's da man!
10 years ago

@Grey’s da man!, What da shit?! I thought that was a Yahoo error. Unfortunately my opponent has him in h2h this week. Flying Tony Campana to the rescue…

Steve
Steve
10 years ago

A steal for Trout! It’s all happening!

Prezii
Prezii
Reply to  Steve
10 years ago

@Steve, YEP walk and a swipe! Id love a rainbow trout next AB..

letsgobravos
letsgobravos
10 years ago

GIANCARLO with a line drive homer!

Prezii
Prezii
10 years ago

Stanton alert… Lineeeee drive bomb tucked behind the foul pole.. offa cain… SHOTTTTTTT

Nuke LaDouche
Nuke LaDouche
10 years ago

Cishek or Cook the better save speculation? Thanks Grey!

3FingersBrown
3FingersBrown
Reply to  Grey
10 years ago

@Grey, I picked up Cishek in a deep league after seeing Bell come out in the 8th yesterday. I’m convinced he’ll be on the disgraceful list pretty soon.

Steve
Steve
10 years ago

Am I right in thinking that while you’d rather have Boneface at SS over the long haul, Furcal is the better option right now?

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Grey
10 years ago

@Grey, Yesterday, you told me to pick up Chris Davis and Torii Hunter. Today they are a combined 5/6, with 4 R, 2 HR and 3 RBI.

All hail the mighty ‘stache.

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Grey
10 years ago

@Grey, Though you didn’t recommend starting Jerome Williams. He’s about to finish off a 3-hitter (emoticon)

JoeBoo
JoeBoo
10 years ago

Grey-
Drop Scherzer and pick up Jarrod Parker?

MetalManic
10 years ago

Keeper league. Stanton or Hosmer?

smegma
smegma
10 years ago

Drop Aceves for Rodney or ride the Bos situation a little longer?

Grey's da man!
Grey's da man!
10 years ago

JD or kirk?

Tony
Tony
10 years ago

OH YA i said don’t start Lilly to a few, which is the correct move, little did i know he’d get a 7 run lead spotted to him LOL, jesus…. he has given up 2 now which makes me feel a little better abotu benching him, but coors is such a weird place, and the rockys’? ya just never know, will they get blanked or will they score 12?

Grey's da man!
Grey's da man!
10 years ago

Balfour blows it again…fuentes the pickup?

Grey's da man!
Grey's da man!
Reply to  Grey's da man!
10 years ago

@Grey’s da man!, they brought in a different lefty with a 2 run lead and 2 runners on now…norberto? something like that.

Tony
Tony
Reply to  Grey's da man!
10 years ago

@Grey’s da man!, balfour was barely touching 90, commentators were talking about how he’s garbage, yank him, he’s done, blah blah blah, he had no control i will say from watching, he was in the stretch and barely would pause, almost a balk, frikking take a breath you tool, he looked terrible, i dont know if i’d just to conclusions and go with fuentes, but maybe bench balfour for a game or so…. he’s a mess.

Prezii
Prezii
Reply to  Grey's da man!
10 years ago

@Grey’s da man!, the guys name is ball-four….. Cmon A’s…

Trevor
tggq21
10 years ago

Grey, Looking for a spot start for tomorrow in a H2H, 5×5

Who shall I pick up?

tomlin vs white sox
Beavan vs Rays
Arrieta vs Yanks (crazy talk)
Pomeranz vs Dodgers
Schwinden vs Astros

BnY man BnY

chata
chata
10 years ago

youkilis on deck … to save the game for the A’s .

emceeperiod
emceeperiod
10 years ago

You think Scherzer’s mechanical adjustment will fix him? I need to pick up an SP off waivers for some QS’s (and preferably ERA and WHIP improvements…I’m ok in K’s). Here’s what’s available:

Scherzer
Capuano
Vargas
Miley (?)

Who you like?
Thanks.

Nuke LaDouche
Nuke LaDouche
10 years ago

Lind or Goldshmidt? or just drop Farnsworth since he won’t be back for another month at least?

A Hill O' Beans
A Hill O' Beans
10 years ago

My team is in desperate need of HR and RBI, so should I trade Pujols for Dee Gordon, you know, since Gordon has more RBI and about a trillion times more HR than Pujols does. Or I could trade Stanton for Dee, but seeing as they have the same number of HR I’m not sure I’d be gaining too much there.

**This question brought to you by Bizarro Baseball, where closers can’t close and sluggers can’t slug.**

Prezii
Prezii
Reply to  A Hill O' Beans
10 years ago

@A Hill O’ Beans, uhhhh…

Steve
Steve
10 years ago

Holy Pedro Alvarez.

Wilsonian
Wilsonian
Reply to  Steve
10 years ago

@Steve, Dude is on a tear. Went with Davis instead of him for my Longo replacement. We’ll have to see how that works out.

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Wilsonian
10 years ago

@Wilsonian, Same here. Now wondering if I should go with him over Torii Hunter for Util.

Wilsonian
Wilsonian
Reply to  Steve
10 years ago

@Steve, I’m now wondering him or LaHair for utility.

royce!
royce!
Reply to  Wilsonian
10 years ago

@Wilsonian, And I’m wondering if I made a mistake by offering him and Kelly Johnson to a Longoria owner for Cespedes…nah!

Steve
Steve
10 years ago

I can only conclude that Chacin has slept with Jim Tracy’s daughter or something.

Jon
Jon
10 years ago

I picked up Chris Davis to fill in for Zimmerman with no intention of keeping him beyond Ryan’s DL stint… now I’m wondering if I should make some space for Chris beyond this weekend. Is this just a hot streak or is this sustainable? Thoughts, Grey?

royce!
royce!
10 years ago

So early this morning I had one of those slightly conscious dreams in which I was pissed at myself for not picking up Liriano, who had pitched 7 no-hit innings (the dream did not detail the amount of walks, so let’s just guess that it was 5). I just wanted to get that out there in case he actually does and I am the world’s most boring seer.

chata
chata
Reply to  royce!
10 years ago

@royce!,

tell it all , brother .

royce!
royce!
Reply to  royce!
10 years ago

@royce!, Whew, life as the world’s most boring seer would have had way too much responsibility… Also, I own Torii Hunter on the RCL team I took over!

A Hill O' Beans
A Hill O' Beans
10 years ago

Lawrie with a walk off homer in the bottom of the ninth after the Jays blew the lead in the top of the ninth suffering death by a thousand singles up the middle. GO JAYS.

VinWins
10 years ago

Cordero blows the save, allowing Lawrie to be the walkoff hero

B.o.B
B.o.B
10 years ago

Ok so taking Gardner off the DL, putting Longo on the DL so current sitch is no 3B and Gardner, Dread Pirate, Harper, Trout, JD Martinez and Kendrick for OFers…who to drop for Chris Davis? Is this an obvious question? Does anybody else say sitch?

Fuij (Fausto or Roberto? RCL)
Fuij (Fausto or Roberto? RCL)
10 years ago

Does Wilton Lopez have a chance to close in Houston if Myers is traded? Or is one of David Carpenter/Brandon Lyon firmly established as the closer if Myers is traded?

Trevor
Tggq21
10 years ago

How pitiful is Espinosa right now!?

Booya
Booya
10 years ago

In my keeper league I was offered the rights to Trevor Bauer for Tommy Hanson. Would you rather have Bauer for the rest of this season? After this season? I’m thinking yes to both…

Thanks

nick m.
nick m.
10 years ago

Can I drop Youk for Chris Davis in a 10 team H2H points league, or is that just crazy talk right now?

Fuij (Fausto or Roberto? RCL)
Fuij (Fausto or Roberto? RCL)
10 years ago

The Piching Chacin is getting destroyed in CO. I sure can pick good streamers.

royce!
royce!
Reply to  Fuij (Fausto or Roberto? RCL)
10 years ago

@Fuij (Fausto or Roberto? RCL), I’d be scared to start anyone against the Dodgers these days. Kemp basically has everyone on the team protected, because if you give up a walk or hit to them, you’re one person closer to having to face Kemp. I’m joking. Half joking.

Wilsonian
Wilsonian
Reply to  royce!
10 years ago

@royce!, maybe a third or a quarter joking…

Prezii
Prezii
Reply to  Wilsonian
10 years ago

@Wilsonian, face it ur not joking at all lol

Wilsonian
Wilsonian
10 years ago

How incredibly laughable is this trade offer:

I get: Hafner
I give: Casilla

Seriously? This is the trade offer I just got in my 16 team H2H league. I don’t even know how to respond.

Chunk
Chunk
Reply to  Wilsonian
10 years ago

@Wilsonian, It just means he likes Casilla, come back with something equally ridiculous if you can lose the saves and maybe you end up working something out that helps your team.

Wilsonian
Wilsonian
Reply to  Chunk
10 years ago

@Chunk, true. I have Marmol and Jim Johnson along with Casilla. He has a pretty solid team. So I guess I should shoot pretty high and see what happens. Hafner is by far the worst bat on his team.

Wilsonian
Wilsonian
Reply to  Chunk
10 years ago

@Chunk, so I offered Casilla for BJ. He countered with BJ for Giancarlo. HA! Although that isn’t that far off, they have the same amount of HRs…

Wilsonian
Wilsonian
10 years ago

Sure am glad I’m in dead last in my 16 team league so I played Parker tonight.

Awesomus Maximus
Reply to  Wilsonian
10 years ago

@Wilsonian, That’s a nice “glass half full” attitude… half full of Goldschlager… from a bottle that got stuck in the gold flake section of the assembly line and ended up being all gold instead of mostly alcohol.

Wilsonian
Wilsonian
Reply to  Awesomus Maximus
10 years ago

@Awesomus Maximus, tryin’ to stay positive! That’s also a pretty awesome way of explaining it to me. Back in my college days, I woulda preferred a glass full of Goldschlager, with some Jager on the side. Neverthewho…figured I needed a silver lining. What else do I have to lose? No one on my team is performing. My offense is terrible. So why not start him?

Wilsonian
Wilsonian
Reply to  Grey
10 years ago

@Grey, haha…could be. Like I said, figured I had nothing left to lose. So screw it, toss him out there and hope for the best. Luckily I got the best. Maybe this is my week to get out of the cellar!!

Awesomus Maximus
Awesomus Maximus
10 years ago

Two more QSs (J-Z and Beachy), zero Ws. The one guy who seems like he might get a W (Parker) is on my bench. Unreal. FMFBBL.J

Awesomus Maximus
Awesomus Maximus
Reply to  Grey
10 years ago

@Grey, You couldn’t do this if you tried.

In 28 starts Awesomus Maximus has 20 QSs to go with only 7 Ws, and they’re not even all from SPs. He’s in 5th place in QS despite having the second fewest games started in the league. A team with 11 fewer games started (17) and 11 fewer QSs (9) has 5 more Ws (12) than Awesomus Maximus. And the kicker… he’s in last place in the W column, right below a team with 8 Ws from just 13 QSs (in 33 games started) who is about to get another W from Wainwright, sans QS, of course. It’s uncanny!

Special thanks to Tim Kurkjian for breaking down my fantasy woes.

Steve
Steve
10 years ago

Man, I was happy to draft Lind, but he is draining my will to live…

royce!
royce!
Reply to  Steve
10 years ago

@Steve, You could always drop him for Mark Reynolds, who I drafted soon after you got Lind!

Steve
Steve
Reply to  royce!
10 years ago

@royce!, Awww, that’s enough to make it all seem alright after all.

thurman
thurman
10 years ago

who wins on bruce+casilla for cano in a 5×5 12 team league?

Chunk
Chunk
Reply to  thurman
10 years ago

@thurman, Bruce side imo

Ryan
Ryan
10 years ago

How about Lester,aviles,and Cuddyer for cano?
Standard league
Thanks

Chunk
Chunk
Reply to  Ryan
10 years ago

@Ryan, Not quite a chump dump but I’d still take Cano

Buge Hoobs
Buge Hoobs
10 years ago

Just realized Farnsy was moved to 60 day … gotta go with milone, right?

Chunk
Chunk
Reply to  Buge Hoobs
10 years ago

@Buge Hoobs, Yes

royce!
royce!
10 years ago

With Luebke being hurt, the Padres get to show off their minor league depth and call up… Jeff Suppan?

I’m thinking a sad trombone would work here, but a “trombone being kicked in the nuts” would be more appropriate. Maybe the Razzball Audio Department could work on that for me?

royce!
royce!
Reply to  Grey
10 years ago

@Grey, No pain, no gain! As a Padres fan, it looks like I’ll be doing plenty of gaining this season.

royce!
royce!
Reply to  Grey
10 years ago

@Grey, Oh, and by the way, Suppan’s ERA over two starts for Tucson is 12.15, and in 6.2 IP, he’s walked 3 and struck out 2. Casey Kelly, on the other hand, has a 2.25 ERA and 1.00 WHIP over 12 IP with 14 Ks.

I can only think that the Padres, knowing that they’re not competing this year, just thought that it would be nice for Suppan to get to hang out with the Brewers.

Buge Hoobs
Buge Hoobs
10 years ago

Keep Farnsy stashed or pick up Milone?

Steve
Steve
10 years ago

Come on Nats bullpen. Please get out of this. Pleeeeease.

Chunk
Chunk
Reply to  Steve
10 years ago

@Steve, If I were Zimmermann I would demand a trade. The nats offense obviously hates him.

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Steve
10 years ago

@Steve, Well, as it turns out, my opponent started Chacin (as well as Minor and Buchholz yesterday) so the need is suddenly not quite so pressing, but it would still be nice if they could limit the damage.

MetalManic
10 years ago

Last week I traded strasburg for McCutchen. Is this a win deal for 2012 considering the innings cap (and by win deal for 2012, I am acknowledging Stras’s value in my keeper league)?

MrHappyTime
MrHappyTime
10 years ago

Saunders, Zambrano, Burnett, E. Jackson, or Humber tomm? Pick 2

Steve
Steve
10 years ago

Sorry Thames owners – that was me who cooled him off.

Ryan
Ryan
10 years ago

Wouldu trade eithier and Lester for Adam jones?
Trying to sell eithier high..and have plenty of pitching.
Standard league
Is that too much?

Tony
Tony
Reply to  Ryan
10 years ago

@Ryan, way too much…. adam jones is good but you’re asking for alot of production giving up that, i dealt Howie K/Lester and got Cano in a very competitive 14 team $ league, I think you should shoot higher than Adam Jones, you might not pull a deal like mine, but its too much….

Grey's da man!
Grey's da man!
10 years ago

Rather own Cishek and Mujica or Cishek and Perkins (until Miami names a new closer, if they even do..)

Steve
Steve
10 years ago

Wow. Came *this* close to picking Lowrie up.

Chunk
Chunk
Reply to  Steve
10 years ago

@Steve, Hopefully you picked up Davis instead…

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Chunk
10 years ago

@Chunk, Yup.

Chunk
Chunk
10 years ago

Gentry did a great job of not slamming his face into the outfield wall on that Bautista homer.

Wilsonian
Wilsonian
10 years ago

One last thing, damn Cahill is cruising.

That is all.

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Wilsonian
10 years ago

@Wilsonian, Shhhhh!!!!

Wilsonian
Wilsonian
Reply to  Steve
10 years ago

@Steve, it’s ok Steve…he continued to cruise. Emoticon…

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Wilsonian
10 years ago

@Wilsonian, Yeah. I had Zimm going too, so was just looking to shut down jinxes of any kind, and from any angle.

Wilsonian
Wilsonian
10 years ago

What the shit is this?!?! Luebke missing a start with sore/tight elbow? What the funk is that? If I lose him and Longo in the same week, this is the last time I’m drafting anyone whose last name starts with “L.”

Wilsonian
Wilsonian
10 years ago

Longo question #472 for the night…

Hi, my name is Wilsonian, and I just put Evan Longoria on the DL. “Hi Wilsonian.” Anyway, I have been blessed to have someone like EE on my team, so I do have someone who can replace him at the moment. I am obviously now riding out his hot streak with him as my everyday 3rd basemen. I can pick up any of the following to fill in at Utility or 3rd, should EE stumble. Who do you snag:

C. Davis
Pedro
Trumbo
Altuve
JD
Dunn
Duda
Rios

I’m leaning towards one of the first three, but I’m not sure. I like Trumbo but that damn team is crowded. You think Davis finally figures things out, at least for the next 6-8 weeks?

Pete Rock
Pete Rock
10 years ago

LaHair or Chris Davis?

Hardy or Cozart?

Thanks!

Steve
Steve
10 years ago

The way Hochevar is going, you’d think I was starting him.

chata
chata
10 years ago

hey oaktown .

has it come to this ?

inge is now our starting 3rd baseman ?

chata
chata
10 years ago

hutchison k’s the 1st 4 batter he faces .
and then the roof caves in .

Grey's da man!
Grey's da man!
10 years ago

Alvarez or C Davis?

Carlos
Carlos
10 years ago

Davis or Moustakas?

Steve
Steve
10 years ago

Davis! Goes deep in his first AB on my H2H team. Love that.

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Grey
10 years ago

@Grey, And he just singled off ‘Daniel’ Boone Logan – the reliever brought in to get him out…

Prezii
Prezii
Reply to  Steve
10 years ago

@Steve, grey is dustin his shoulders off right now!

CoreyII
CoreyII
10 years ago

Always love the closer look. 2 questions. I’ve got an army of injuries – would you drop Bailey? H2H league, so I’m reluctant to lose him given potential help for the playoffs.
2nd – Would you trade Gio Gonzalez to get Pablo Sandoval (given having just lost Longoria to injury? Pedro Alvarez is the best FA available to replace instead)
Thanks!

chata
chata
Reply to  CoreyII
10 years ago

@CoreyII,

gio for pablo wouldn’t fly in any of my leagues .

CoreyII
CoreyII
Reply to  chata
10 years ago

@chata, because it’s unfair? on which side?

chata
chata
Reply to  CoreyII
10 years ago

@CoreyII,

give me the hitter .

CoreyII
CoreyII
Reply to  Grey
10 years ago

@Grey, thanks!

Steve
Steve
10 years ago

I guess a 1-0 win either way in DC with both starters throwing complete games is a bit much to ask for…

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Grey
10 years ago

@Grey, Just grabbed Homer B for his start tomorrow at home to the Cubs in H2H. Sign off on that?

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Grey
10 years ago

@Grey, Not much:

Sanchez @ DET
Pomeranz v LAD
Tomlin @ CWS
Beavan @ TB
Maholm @ CIN

Nothing else worth mentioning. Suppose I could have gone Tomlin, but I’ve grabbed Bailey now and don’t want to burn another pickup (we only get 10 for the week).

Prezii
Prezii
Reply to  Steve
10 years ago

@Steve, ONLY ten? Lol

chata
chata
10 years ago

@ Grey :

as a reminder , i don’t play in weekly leagues .

until lately , i have agreed with your modus operandi of filling my
bench with pitchers .
but , it seems this year that if you don’t have a few bench bats ,
your six-shooter is always a few bullets shy .

are you noticing the same , with your teams ??

chata
chata
Reply to  Grey
10 years ago

@Grey,

done .
but i don’t see you coming out in favor of dropping a bench pitcher
in favor of a replacement bat .

are you still holding onto your extra pitchers ??

Grey's da man!
Grey's da man!
10 years ago

Bailey or Lidge better DL stash for saves?

royce!
royce!
10 years ago

Damn. Luebke is missing his next start with a sore/tight elbow. Damn.

Steve
Steve
Reply to  royce!
10 years ago

@royce!, Double and triple damn.

aj
aj
10 years ago

I need a Longo replacement? 13 team 5×5 roto. Slim pickings but i need someone.
Inge, Jed Lowrie, Ryan Roberts, Sean Rodriguez,Ty Wigginton, Chone Figgins, Matt Carpenter, Lonnie Chisenhall, Kyle Seager, Chris Johnson,

Henry Hendrickson
Henry Hendrickson