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Andrew McCutchen has a mild sprain of the AC joint.  Sucks this is happening in the hottest part of the summer.  If something happened to my AC right now, I’d be so— The smart part of my brain buried under ten years of pot smoking and alcohol abuse whispers, “The AC joint has nothing to do with air conditioning.”  “Shut up, Smart Part Of My Brain.  If that’s even your real name.”  With this AC issue, he runs the risk of overheating– Smart Part Of My Brain, “No, seriously.  Google it.”  *Googling, reading WebMD, asking Smart Part Of My Brain to translate*  Oh, forget it, by the time I did all of that, the Pirates are already saying it’s a day-to-day issue.  He should be out there Monday or some time soon thereafter.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Paul Maholm – 9 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 1 K as he threw his 2nd career shutout.  If you know when his first career shutout was, there’s a good chance you’re Paul Maholm.

Garrett Jones – So far in July (around a .200 average) it looks like someone left Robot Jones out in the rain, but yesterday he hit his 2nd homer in five games.

Roy Oswalt – He left his start after taking a liner off his ankle.  Here’s another vote for cankles.  You goofed, God, cankles are more durable.  Oswalt didn’t immediately leave the game because his head’s obviously harder than his ankles.  He should make his next start.

Michael Brantley – 2-for-4 with his 2nd steal in three games.  For those hurting for steals, SAGNOF!

Jhonny Peralta – Hit an inside the park home run that took 16.74 seconds or slower than 5 average home run trots, according to the Home Run Tracker.  It’s obviously not easy carrying around that extra H.

Kerry Wood – Hit the DL with a blister.  Now the Indians will be lucky to trade him for $24 in trinkets.  Chris Perez is the pickup.

Alex Sanabia – 5 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Alex, or Alejandro as he’s known within the Gaga community, is crazy raw.  So far he’s had two starts against the Nats and Diamondhacks and he’s averaging just over 4 innings per start.  At 21-years-old, I wouldn’t go near him outside of NL-Only leagues for now.  That could change.

Travis Wood – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Wondering if you should get Wood?  He gets the Astros next.

Yunel Escobar – 3-for-4, 5 RBIs and his first home run of the season while batting .462 on the Blue Kays.  Thank God for those Canadian exchange rates!

Shaun Marcum – 5 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks.  I didn’t voice this on the blog, but I was worried about Marcum returning from his elbow issue.  Looks like I was just being paranoid.  Who said that?!

Rickie Weeks – 3-for-4 and two homers.  I feel like every year I drafted Weeks and he was hurt has made this year possible.  Unfortunately, I don’t own him this year.  Thanks, Weeks.  I will now walk into traffic.

Trevor Hoffman – Could someone sneak into Miller Park and put blinking lights around the “596 Saves” banner so I can pretend there’s a reason I’m holding onto Hoffman?

Corey Hart – Word on the streets of the Tony Gwynn Rotunda is the Padres are interested in Corey Hart.  SELL!!!

Matt Diaz – 3-for-4 and his third homer.  Yes, it was off a lefty.  Yes, it’s that simple.

Jack Cust – Hit his third homer in the last four games.  Grab while hot.  Cust homerin’.

Vin Mazzaro – 7 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks.  That’s nice, I wouldn’t pick him up with your team.

Carlos Pena – 6 for his last 10 with 2 homers.  Is it me or has he hit his 20 homers in, like, 4 games?  Either way, he’s hot and will probably get to 25 homers by next Sunday.

David Price – 5 IP, 7 ER, 11 baserunners, 3 Ks.  If you risked starting him vs. the Yankees, you paid the Price.

Andy Pettitte – Could be out for a month as he heads to the DL with a Grade 1 groin strain.  I didn’t strain my groin until Grade 7.

A.J. Burnett – Hurt his hand bursting through the clubhouse doors, after originally saying that he hurt his hand while smashing a cream pie into Swisher’s face.  Guess he was trying to impress his mom, Carol.

Vicente Padilla – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 1 K.  I know it seems against everything you believe in, but you really should pick up Padilla.

Shin-Soo Choo – Hopes to return on Friday.  Wasn’t he supposed to be out for the rest of the season?  I have a feeling South Korea mentioned to Choo that he has military obligations if he’s not playing baseball.

Brian Roberts – Who?  Oh!  Brian Roberts, that’s right.  I think he plays 2nd base or something.  Juan Samuel, the guy they’re calling manager for now, says Roberts will return in less than 2 weeks.  If he was dropped, then take a flyer that Roberts returns at seventy-five percent.  I’m guessing it will be closer to fifty though.

Starlin Castro – 3-for-4 and his 2nd steal in the last four games.  He’s batting over .500 in the last week.  All aboard!

Jose Reyes – Last week, the Mets said Reyes wouldn’t return until he was 100% pain-free.  Now Reyes is set to return on Monday.  Does this mean Reyes is 100% pain-free or are the Mets a bunch of jokers?

Josh Beckett – Set to return on Friday.  Geez, were him and Brad Penny sharing doctors like they used to share Alyssa Milano?  I’d grab Beckett if he’s out there, but I wouldn’t start him in his first start back.

Scott Kazmir – To the DL with shoulder fatigue.  The shoulder had no comment, but it was seen waving a white flag.

Mike Napoli – 2-for-4 with his 16th homer.  Napoli generates more questions than any player about whether or not people should drop him.  I’m at a loss on how to communicate to you that you should just put a catcher, namely Napoli, in your catcher spot and let him be.  Ron Popeil said it best, “Set it and forget it.”  Obviously it’s my fault why people continue to ask whether they should drop Napoli.  So my question to you, loyal Razzball reader, is how do I communicate it better?  I can give you stats.  Napoli leads all major league catchers in homers.  On ESPN’s Player Rater, he’s a top five catcher for the season.  Oh, and his Mom once showed nipple to a room of people.  (Google “Mike Napoli” + Mom.  You’re welcome.)  What more do you need?  Help me help you.

Chris Denorfia – 4-for-4 with 2 homers.  I once dated a girl named Chris Denorfia.  That’s kinda weird.

Mat Latos – To the DL.  This was overheard this weekend in San Diego, “We have to skip Latos’ start to limit his workload, but then we’ll be left a man short.  Unless we were to enter his dream-within-a-dream-within-a-dream-within-a-dream and tell him to say he hurt his oblique while sneezing.”

  1. fitz says:

    ESPN League
    Ortiz DH only or Y. Escobar or Alex Gonz


  2. Eric says:

    sick inception reference.

  3. DrEasy says:

    Incidentally (and not ironically), Escobar’s first home run of the season was also the Jays’ first grand slam of the season. Quite a feat given that the Jays lead MLB in HRs.

    Oh and I googled “Mike Napoli” + Mom and did not regret it.

  4. AL KOHOLIC says:

    im liking travis wood

  5. joe from point pleasant says:

    Cust Homerin’ hahahaaaa. Oh, and why no reference to the Reynolds vs. Everth showdown? I thought it was hilarious to see E-Cab basically running away from him once he realized he was 4 foot 11.

  6. joe from point pleasant says:

    Brian Duensing… Gardy said they are building him up for the rotation, and he’s looked awesome this year in relief. He had a lot of success last season in the rotation. Worth the pickup?

    Also, what are your thoughts on Scott Olsen? I know you liked him before the injury. He is getting close to returning and I was wondering what you thought about him the rest of the way.


  7. AL KOHOLIC says:

    anything up with jenks(injury)i dont see how this guy keeps getting handed the ball in the 9th

  8. Howard says:

    @AL KOHOLIC That was only Jenks’s third blown save of the season. He’s been money for me the last month although yesterday was a real brain freeze!

  9. sucklingduck says:

    In a non keeper, which side do u prefer?

    Pujols or Price, Rasmus and Robot Jones?

  10. Bring Back Pluto says:

    hi Grey,

    standard 5×5 roto;

    am I dropping any of the following for Phil Hughes?

    Medlen, Cahill, Kennedy, Volquez, Hammel


  11. Deeeeeez Nuts says:

    Ozzie Guillen might be the only manager in baseball history who consistently makes out lineups whereby the opposing pitcher is actually relieved to reach the top of the order. After hitting ninth all those years himself, he’s representing for all the shitty lefty hacky slappy bunty punchy and judy hitters of the world that just can’t wait to get thrown out on the bases should they happen to reach.

  12. Ernie Spanks says:

    Napoli is on my waiver wire, and I have John Buck. Which one do I go with for the remainder of the season?

  13. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:

    Wait… I’m supposed to be thanking you for that nip slip pic recommendation? Expect a bill for the breakfast it made me lose instead. Now, if you can dig up a Jaime Kotsay nip slip pic, maybe we can call it even.

  14. MattW says:

    @Grey: What are your thoughts on DLR?

  15. mc serch says:

    Is that Napoli in the photo with his Mom’s nipple? That is hilarious (in a juvenile sort of way)! I must confess i started Price yesterday in what was his last start for me before my trade for Ryan Howard takes effect….Price gave me a great first half but he kicked me square in the balls on his way out the door. Here’s to Ryan Howard’s monster second half!

  16. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:

    By the way, Harvey Pekar died last week. If that means nothing to you, well… count yourself among the vast majority. If you’d like to learn more about this brilliant man, revolutionary writer, self deprecating humorist and insightful social commentator, pick up the movie ‘American Splendor’. Oh yeah, it also happens to be a great movie with fantastic performances by Paul Giamatti, Hope Davis, Judah Friedlander and others. Enjoy!

    This has nothing to do with baseball, but I know this crowd enjoys a good slice of quality entertainment discussion from time to time.

  17. ThePoonTycoon says:

    @sucklingduck: pujols. that’s a whole lot of guys on the other side that will be unlikely to repeat their first half performance.

  18. ThePoonTycoon says:

    also, it feels good to have napoli in all 3 leagues, stuck with him through the jeff mathis experiment (though really tried to drop him a time or 2 but kept getting scooped on waiver priority and decided to stick it out instead of taking any schmohawk getting ABs at the time ::shhh::)

  19. Clyde Prompto says:

    Excellent roundup. I’ve been thinking about picking up Padilla for a couple of weeks, but couldn’t bring myself to do it because I just hate him. I suppose I’ll man up and do it now that a man with a moustache says it’s okay. Whenever I decide to pick up a player that I really really don’t like, I drink a bottle of cough syrup and use my left hand to click the Add Player button. It’s like a stranger is doing it!

  20. AL KOHOLIC says:

    @Clyde Prompto: ha,i use woodford but to each his own

  21. thepizzaman says:


    What did you think of Inception? From start to finish I was lost and trying to mentally catch up with the story but somehow I really enjoyed it.

  22. Rabbit says:

    If Robot Jones is slowing down because somebody left him out in the rain, maybe to get going again he needs to face Oil Can Boyd.

  23. Time Theft Bandit says:

    @ Grey: got a 2nd base and 2nd/ss slots that are constantly changing….so…

    Top Two of: Sean Rod, Jose Lopez, Beckham, Bill hall, or Yunel the rest of the way?

  24. ThePoonTycoon says:

    @Time Theft Bandit: i’d go with lopez (always rakes in the 2nd half) and beckham (seems to finally be waking up)

  25. Black Beard says:

    How are you leaning on the following, rest of the year: Kuroda, Wandy, Scherzer, Morrow?

  26. Cheese

    Cheese says:

    16 team H2H 8×8 (H, BB, SLG)

    Howard and Crisp for A Gonz and Boesch

  27. Howard says:

    Morning Grey, Wouldn’t you know I just acquired said Dread Pirate! Between Jenks and K-Rod I can’t get no SAGNOFaction…no no no!

  28. dingers says:

    Grey..awesome writer you be!
    “Unless we were to enter his dream-within-a-dream-within-a-dream-within-a-dream” … haha, inception these nutz pal!

  29. Wilsonian says:

    I’m in a 12 Team H2H League that I don’t pay TOO much attention to, but I was offered someone’s Carlos Pena for my Dirty Sanchez.

    Here’s my current lineup:

    Olivo, Votto, Kelly Jo, Zimmerman, Hanley, Hart, Swisher, Ethier, BJ, Beckham

    DLR, Lester, Dirty, Weaver, Nolasco, Hi-May, Lewis, JJ, Simon, Axford, Capps, Mike G.

    Cats are: H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS, W, L, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, Ks/9

    What do you think about that offer?

  30. danimal35 says:

    do we wait out another DLR start or drop him for Padilla


    riding the Wandwagon today in Chicago?

  31. CoreyII says:

    Who would people want – Scott Baker or Clayton Richard for the remainder of the season?

  32. AL KOHOLIC says:

    @danimal35: im sitting wandy but im up on innings,plus the cubs are hitting right now,aramis,soto,lee and colvin are swinging hot right now

  33. Grey

    Grey says:

    @fitz: Ortiz

    @Eric: Hehe

    @DrEasy: Goes to show you how great they are at getting on base.

    @AL KOHOLIC: Yeah, he’s looked real nice. Plus the Reds are your team aren’t they?

    @joe from point pleasant: Ha… Yeah. I like this after game quote, “There’s no reason to kick anyone.” I’d prefer Olsen.

    @sucklingduck: Pujols

    @Bring Back Pluto: Kennedy

    @Deeeeeez Nuts: Ha!

    @Ernie Spanks: Napoli

    @Awesomus Maximus: Ha!

    @MattW: Should be benched until he throws a decent game.

    @mc serch: Yeah, that’s him. Hehe… Leave it to an Italian boy to be with his momma in her nip slip pic.

    @Awesomus Maximus: Yeah, sad to hear that. Great movie.

    @ThePoonTycoon: Hehe

    @Clyde Prompto: Ha!

    @thepizzaman: I’m with you. I liked it, but was completely lost from start to finish.

    @Rabbit: Hehe

    @Time Theft Bandit: Agree with Poon.

    @Black Beard: Kuroda

    @Cheese: Howard’s side.

    @Howard: Ha

    @dingers: Ha

    @Wilsonian: I’d hold.

    @danimal35: I’d start Wandy. I’d bench dlR, not drop him yet.

    @CoreyII: Richard (at home), Baker, Richard (away games)…

  34. I’m considering trading Mauer and Hawpe for Chris Young and Beckham. I have Posey now. What do you think? If the other guy says no should I try the same deal with Choo instead of Young?

  35. Dan Z says:

    @ Grey or anyone else

    Would I be stupid to trade Mark Teixiera for Prince Fielder and Carl Pavano? Pavano would replace my Mike Pelfrey.

  36. Fletch says:

    @Grey: pick 2 out of 3 for the rest of the year: Nunez, Feliz and Valverde

    Also, who do you like out of Ellsbury, Choo and Swisher?

  37. @Grey: Thanks for Napoli’s mom’s nipple. Fun stuff. Freakin’ Padilla. Of course I had him early when he sucked.

    You like Starlin over F. Lopez yet? I have Castro in my 15 team league and he’s available in my 12 team keeper.

    @joe from point pleasant: Duensing was a nice pick up for me during my playoff run last year. He was to me what Jeff Suppan was to the Cards in ’06.

    @Awesomus Maximus: RIP Harvey – a splendid American.

  38. anon says:

    What’s up with Mini-Mini Donkey? He’s been playing more like Mini-Mini Dinkey. The yawnstipation is starting to get painful. My middle infield is currently Stewart/Barmes. I picked up Assdroobal as well. Roberts is still an FA. Which two do I want moving forward out of Assdroobal/Stewart/Barmes/Roberts? Thanks!

  39. Jah says:

    Why does Josh Beckett take half a season off ever year? Does he think he’s Shaquille O’Neal?

  40. Dan Z says:

    @ Fletch

    Valverde and Feliz is the route I would go and I would probably go Choo, Swisher, Ellsbury at this point, maybe even Swisher before Choo.

  41. Eddy says:

    Damn you Grey, I just watched Inception last night and now I have my mind blown again with that last blurb! Naw but I really enjoyed it. I was surprisingly keeping up until that very last scene. That just threw me off. Went home and googled it and I seem to have found two theories. Anyways!!

    Is this the right order?

    Gorzelanny, Jaime, Wells, Wandy?

  42. Dominic says:

    Would you drop any of these pitchers for Pavano?

    Cahill, Kershaw, Hamels, Nolasco. I don’t think I will but wanted a 2nd opinion.

  43. hambone says:

    im in a 12 team keeper and own latos but have no real way of keeping him next year…what kind of player should i be targeting for him, im looking for an outfielder or another pitcher

    also…just picked up volquez should i continue to run him out there with confidence?

  44. Not Paul Maholm says:

    I’m pretty sure–but not 100 percent positive–that Maholms first shutout was against the Cubs last year, because I am pretty suree–but not 100 percent positive I was at that game, and 100 percent positive I was drinking heavily if I was. You’re not the only one who can drown out the smart part of their brain.

  45. Wilsonian says:

    So I’m a huge fan of movies that confuse the ever loving shit out of me/make my brain hurt from trying to figure shit out/force me to check out IMDB for any clues or theories. Is it safe to say that Inception would be worth the price of admission? I was really wanting to see it anyway, and now you guys got me thinking it’s a must…

  46. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Frank Kim: Yeah, but I’d try Choo first.

    @Dan Z: It’s fine for you.

    @Fletch: Swisher… Feliz and Valverde…

    @3FingersBrown: Yeah, try Starlin.

    @anon: Roberts over Barmes…

    @Jah: Ha!

    @Eddy: Give me links to the theories. I’d reverse that order.

    @Dominic: Nope

    @hambone: I’d start Volquez for now. Hard to sell Latos now, can try for a #2 or 3 OF after his next start, assuming he pitches well.

    @Not Paul Maholm: Are you sure you’re not Paul Maholm?

    @Wilsonian: I’d definitely see it. Prepare to be utterly confused though.

  47. Professor Chaos says:

    @Grey: Would you sell Corey Hart for Ricky Nolasco right now?

  48. DonCoburleone says:

    Grey could you rank these soon-to-be-or-just-came-off-the-DL pitchers for me: Edinson Volquez; Josh Beckett; Brett Anderson; Matt Latos; Yovani Gallardo.

  49. NukeLaDouche says:

    Morning Grey! Drop Jaime Garcia for Volquez or Padilla? I can’t get an expired box of Trojans for Garcia.

  50. Mapwheel says:

    Hah, let’s just turn this comments section into theories on Inception.

    So Grey, would you say Cobb was in a dream at the end, or not? And if he was, would Scott Kazmir still suck in that existence?

  51. PFR says:

    What to do with Brad Hawpe? Now he’s platooning at 1b? Would you play M.Brantley over him in a deep 16 team mixed even w/threat of Choo returning. Does Kearns or Crowe sit instead of Brantley?

  52. Fletch says:

    @Grey: I need to start 2 of these 3 this week…A-Ram (6), Beltre (7) and Swisher (6)

    Also, do you prefer Lester @ Sea or Gallardo @ Pitt?

  53. Black Beard says:

    T. Wood or Morrow, the rest of the way?

  54. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Professor Chaos: Sure, if you need pitching.

    @DonCoburleone: Gallardo, Volquez, Latos…

    @NukeLaDouche: Volquez

    @Mapwheel: Kazmir sucks in every existence. I have no idea about Cobb. I don’t think I’ll ever know definitively.

    @PFR: I wouldn’t own Hawpe. Brantley if you need steals… They’ll probably go into a timeshare.

    @Fletch: A-Ram, Beltre… Lester…

  55. Not Paul Maholm says:

    I had to check. It wasn’t Paul Maholm that shut out the Cubs last year; it was Charlie Morton (much better). I only remember that because Dempster shut out the Pirates the day before. Odd. How often does that happen? Moreover, how often does that happen when one of the teams is the Pirates?

  56. struggler says:

    How long till Fowler loses playing time? I’m thinking of dumping him for Brantley?

  57. Kendry's Cart Off Grand Slam says:

    @Grey: Who would you rather Keep this year and who would you rather keep for the future (if its not the same person)

    Carlos Santana
    Buster Posey

  58. struggler says:

    Id keep both Posey and Santana this year. Although, I think Santana ends up being the better player this year and in the near future. Just my 2 cents.

  59. Black Beard says:

    Choo and Posey for Markakis and Pence?

    I’m having trouble gauging Posey and Choo’s value right now and going forward. Please help! Thanks.

  60. timSTi says:

    @Grey: Ike Davis or Chris Davis for a Utility spot?

  61. Eddy says:

    Hmm, I could see how all those SP work in the reverse order. Damn ambigrams!


    And this first link is kind of theroies and attempts at explaning what was happening and frequent questions people may have had:

    This is just a nice simplified picture of the levels:

    And this one is more specific to the ending (which you may have read in the first link because that’s the source)

  62. Grey

    Grey says:

    @timSTi: Ike, unless you really need the upside.

    @Eddy: Thanks for the links, will have to look at them later. I have a feeling it’ll take me a few hours to get through them.

  63. timSTi says:

    @Grey: Grady Sizemore worth holding on to in a 10 team 7 keeper? Have Snider & DLR on my DL so he’s taking up a bench spot for the time being.

  64. Long Bawls says:

    Billy Wagner for Carlos Pena?

    Thanks as always.

    @Not Paul Maholm: I assume it had something to do with Charlie Morton’s plying the Cubs pre-game with complimentary salt pills from his family brine farms.

  65. Grey

    Grey says:

    @timSTi: He’ll be right around 70, depending on health in the spring. He’s above those two guys for next year though.

    @Long Bawls: Pena

  66. Commish Cauda says:

    H2H-POINTS League

    Need to settle on my five SPs for the week…but I can’t make up my mind.

    Which TWO sit?

    Grienke vsTOR (Romero)
    Hammel @FLA (Nolasco)
    Nolasco vsCOL (Hammel)
    Colby Lewis @DET (Scherzer)
    Lilly vsHOU (Myers)
    Zito @LAD (Billingsly)
    Daniel Hudson @SEA (Pauley) & @OAK (Sheets)

    *Could also squeeze in another start if I sit Soria (vsTOR, @NYY) and start Colby Lewis at RP.


  67. timSTi says:

    @Grey: Last question amigo. 12 teamer deep bench. Have room for 3 of these guys:

    Matt Diaz, Jack Cust, Jose Guillen, Chris Davis, Matt LaPorta, & Chase Headley.

  68. Anonymous says:

    @Grey: How imminent is a Hart trade to Petco? How hard should I be selling him?

  69. Long Bawls says:

    Sorry, forgot to ask: Pena or Derrek Lee, rest of season?

  70. stanley says:

    points league, who should I sit this week:
    Billingsly vs. SF
    Lilly vs. HOU
    J. Sanchez at ARI
    Volquez vs. WAS


  71. Martin says:

    @grey- barmes or castro?

  72. CoreyII says:

    who would you pick up for Marlins save speculation in case Nunez gets traded? do they have a clear #2?

  73. Simply Fred

    simply fred says:

    @Commish Cauda: So, last Thursday you unquired:

    “In a short week, is it automatic to start the guy with 4 starts vs the guy with 3 starts? Pick 2:

    Chris Davis: 4 @BOS
    Jay Bruce: 3 vsCOL
    Gomes: 3 vsCOL
    Coco Crisp: [email protected]

    Further: “how about ONE from Gomes, Bruce or Crisp?”

    Grey advised Davis (who went 1 for 14 over his four games, with zero else), and Bruce (went 0 for 9, nothing, nauda).

    Based on matchups I advised: Gomes for power (1 HR, 1 R, 3 RBI, 3 for 11) and Crisp for speed (2 SB and 3 R, 1 for 14).

    Which way did you go?

  74. Simply Fred

    simply fred says:

    @simply fred: typo unquired>inquired

  75. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Commish Cauda: Sit Zito and Hudson.

    @timSTi: Cust, Davis, LaPorta… Unless you can work Diaz into a lefty/righty split.

    @Anonymous: Your guess is as good as mine. He’s a sell anyway.

    @Long Bawls: Pena for power, Lee for a little of everything.

    @stanley: Bills

    @Martin: Castro

    @CoreyII: Hensley… But could surprise.

    @simply fred: Hehe

  76. Wilsonian says:

    Here’s my offense in a 16 Team H2H Keeper:

    Smooth, Dunn, Kelly Jo, Wright, Alexei, Hamilton, Hunter, Boesch, Lind, Davis, Beckham, Torres

    Do you drop any of those guys for Assdribble? Looks like he might be back this weekend…

  77. Howie says:

    @Grey: in a 4×4 where Ks do not count… is Padilla > Gallardo?


  78. ThePoonTycoon says:

    @Anonymous: i’d be selling real hard even if he was staying in milwaukee. i just don’t trust his to hit 35 or so bombs, which means he’s really gonna slow down at some point.

  79. danimal35 says:

    I see a lotta people are picking up Yunel on Yahoo…Yunel/Barmes/Hardy?

  80. Simply Fred

    simply fred says:

    @Grey: No offense to you, sir! Love you to death!

    Also, I put C. Cauda’s inquiry similar to last year’s Buy/Sell results. The buy/sells target pickups for many reasons; one reason being “they are hot”. I would target the ONE buy that was facing bad matchups for the next week, i.e. buyer beware: wait a week, bench a week, or don’t buy. My record was quite good for these specific targets. Cust Kayin’.

  81. Anonymous says:

    @Grey and Poon Tycoon: So, is MMD too little? Heyward too much? Dirty Sanchez just right?

  82. Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous: Qualifier about previous post: It’s a dynasty league, thus my interest in MMD and Heyward.

  83. Wampa says:

    I’m way up in saves, so I need to unload and get an SP. I figure trading with the guy who is #6 overall, but could make it to #3 easily with a saves upgrade, is a good trading partner. What is a good return for Bell and Beltran?

    He has Lester, Verlander, Wandy, Nolasco, Scherzer.

    Instead of Beltran, I could unload Quentin, Bruce, Delmon Young, or Gardner to ease my OF glut.


  84. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Anonymous: Heyward’s about right in a dynasty, might be too much.

    @Wampa: Beltran’s fine to trade, go for Lester or Verlander, in that order.

    *******THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS.*********

  85. cruisinkc says:

    Which side do you prefer of this possible trade:

    A) BJ Upton and Ricky Nolasco
    B) Torii Hunter and Ted Lilly

  86. I'm so Prado of you says:

    who wins:

    Nelson Cruz for JJ

  87. Commish Cauda says:

    @simply fred:

    Went with Davis and his four starts, and then chose Gomes over Crisp and Bruce.

    Davis did nothing, but Gomes has a nice week. Crisp ended up being the better play than Davis, but I still squeaked out a win. Sitting Bruce was key. In this H2H format, he actually ended up with negative numbers due to the strikeouts.

  88. Red Panda says:

    Rest of the way for a CI spot:

    Pedro Alvarez
    Chris Davis


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