Yesterday, I went over the top 100 for fantasy baseball in the 2nd half.  Today, I’ll look at some 2nd half hitters who should be better than they were in the first half.  To come up with this list, I scoured the last three years of post-All-Star Break numbers, ran it through a supercomputer that’s bigger than your Peugeot, pasted the supercomputer-generated names to my shirt like dollar bills on a wedding dress then went to a palm reader to help me pick ten names out of the thousands.  The palm reader’s name was Erica Karabell.  Tomorrow, I’ll go over the fantasy baseball pitchers who have been notoriously stronger in the 2nd half.  Anyway, here’s the best 2nd half fantasy baseball hitters for 2009:

Mike Napoli – Last year, he led the United States and Canada in OPS after the break for hitters with more than 100 ABs.  Vlad the ’97 Impaler and Torii are both hurting, which will help Napoli see more time.

Alex Rodriguez – Everyone’s favorite frosted hair 3rd baseman.  Hit 24 homers in 263 ABs in the 2007 2nd half.  Hit 16 homers in 2008.

Jimmy Rollins – In 2007, he swiped 26 bags in the 2nd half.  Last year, Rollins had the third most steals in the 2nd half (23) behind only Taveras and Reyes.

Carlos Pena – 26 homers in 2007’s 2nd half.  17 homers in the 2nd half last year.  This year I say he hits 15 to give him 39 for the year.  Why?  Cause Pena seems like a 39 homer guy.  Yes, it’s that scientific.

Pat Burrell – In the first half of 2007, Burrell looked done — hitting .215 and only 11 homers.  In the 2nd half, he hit 19 homers and .295.  There’s very few cheap outfielders that can hit 20 homers in the 2nd half.  Burrell’s one.  And as any girl from the University of Miami in the late 90s will tell you, whereever Burrell is, Huff’s not far behind…

Aubrey Huff – Hey, it’s Pat the Bat’s fingercuff partner.  In 2007 and 2008, Huff had a .686 and .875 OPS in the 1st half, respectively.  Then .897 and .964 in the 2nd half.

Alex Rios – Did you know that after Pujols Rios hit the most extra base hits in the 2nd half last year?  Stephen Drew (<– Bonus name!) was third.  Both in front of Manny’s crazy, hormonal-fueled 2nd half.

Luke Scott – Career pre-All-Star break numbers .241/.329/.461 — Post-All-Star break numbers .299/.386/.558.  I see it now, next March someone in the comments is going to say, “I’m punting outfielders and taking Luke Scott late.  I’m awesome!!!”

Ty Wigginton – Honestly, not even sure if he’ll get playing time.  So I’m not saying trade for him, but if he’s on waivers, play close attention.  In the last three seasons, his 2nd half OPSs have been .990, .841 and .915, respectively.

Adam LaRoche – What’s Dusty Baker without a 1st base, 3rd base, hitting, pitching and bench coach?  What would a list of post-All-Star break hitters be without Adam LaRoche?  Nada, nada, nada damn thing…

  1. Steve says:

    I know, I know, you’re sick of my Haren questions, but he should get Rollins, no? Wanwiright or Bills would do the trick too I’d imagine, but I’d rather hang on to them.

  2. inertiatic says:

    Is there a worse feeling in the world than being stuck with LaRoche as your 1B? I think not.

  3. Kris says:

    Great follow up, and I just wanted to thank you for the site, Grey. I’m in 3rd place in my league with Reyes and Beltran sitting on my bench laughing at me (note to self…no more drafting players from your real team in the first 2 rounds). This would not be possible without you and Rudy’s efforts, and I wanted to say I truly appreciate what you guys do here. Fantasy baseball was significantly less entertaining before I found this site in March.

  4. ThePoonTycoon says:

    @Steve: does rollins’ owner have a SS to plug in? is he gonna be stuck with evereth at SS or does he have a reasonable replacement? i know rollins hasn’t been much thus far, but not many SSs have, so most rollins owners (like myself) are holding him better that even a hot month or 2 will make him more valuable than all but 3-4 SSs.

  5. Racehorse says:

    I drafted Adama LaRoche for my roto team for the express purpose of taking advantage of his annual post all-star break-Lou Gehrig impersonation. While I did get some mileage out of him with spot starts during the season’s first half (including his hot June when I ran him out everyday), I’m now stuck in 5th place in my league and need LaRoche to really do his thing the second half. I’ll end up either a LaGenius or LaRoached.

  6. Mike says:

    What’s the all-star break if ya ain’t knockin’ boots?

  7. Art Vandelay says:

    Grey – how far out of your top 100 would you put Lind? Expecting him to come back down to earth in the second half? I’m thinking it may be time to move him to someone hurting for power. Thanks.

  8. Frank Rizzo says:

    I’m hoping on Huff. Another guy I’ve just got a feeling about in the 2nd half is Milton Bradley. Supposedly he’s claiming now that he’s found the problem in his swing and he’s back now and about to start hitting again. He’s a FA in our league and I’m watching him pretty hard. We all know he’s capable of ridiculous spurts of stats.

  9. Pro Beach says:

    What about Nick the Stick? Another 2nd half guy, but is it time for me to bail on hopes of .300/30 with 15 SBs?

    I have an opportunity in a H2H keeper league to trade Markakis/N.Morgan/M.Latos for N.Cruz/B.J. Upton/Nolasco.

    The trade seems like a no-brainer for this season, I am just scared I am sabotaging my 2010 season by cutting bait on Markakis. It is a points league, and strikeouts are -1, so I am also not too thrilled about BJ’s 99 k’s so far, and Cruz and Nolasco are about as streaky as it gets, which can kill you in H2H.

    Thoughts? Anyone?

  10. mgeoffriau

    mgeoffriau says:

    Rank these OFers: Reimold, Cody Ross, Burrell.

    Also — any expectation that Kyle Blanks will start hitting, or should I start looking for my next schmohawk 1B/OF?

  11. bobbo says:

    Who do you like better for the rest of the season: Magglio or Garret Jones?

    Neither would be a starter on my team… just looking for lightening in a bottle (BJ Upton, Ibanez, Pence, Ethier, Adam Jones, Beltran already at OF).

  12. I'm Keith Hernandez says:

    @Steve: Don’t trade HAren for Rollins. Haren’s value is sky high right now, even with an expected decline. I would try Wainwright.

  13. knighttown says:

    All right gents, it comes down to this. I’ve got a guy I can’t shake at 93 points in an 11-teamer and I’m at 90. No one else is over 70. I need to know whether I have the horses to beat this guy or do I need to be aggressive on the trade front.

    Me: Oswalt, Vazquez, Weaver, Jackson, Scherzer, Hanson, Harden , Kuroda (+90IP)

    Him: Greinke, Verlander, J. Johnson, Cain, Burnett, Cueto, Jurrjens, Volquez (+32IP)

    Me: Qualls, Rodney, McDougall, Meyer (in an SP slot)
    HIM: Papelbon, Sherrill, Gregg

    Me: Braun, Crawford, Upton, Upton, Choo, Willingham (BN)
    Him: Ibanez, Victorino, Werth, Rios, Ichiro, Damon(Bn), Scott(Bn), Burrell(Bn)

    Me: Pujols, Teixera, Chipper, Prince
    Him: Atkins, A-Rod, Inge, Kubel

    Me: Alexei, S. Drew, Furcal
    Him: Stewart, Scutaro, Peralta

    Me: Wieters
    Him: Mauer

  14. Nathan says:

    Thinking about offerring Wright and Dunn (in an OBP league) for Teixiera and Figgins. What do you think about that deal?

    Also, what kind of second half do you think Garrett Atkins will have? Thought I was being clever by trading for him very cheaply a month ago.

  15. bobbo says:

    @knighttown: It’s really hard to tell without knowing the category standings. You need to know where you can gain points easily and where he can lose points. Without knowing any of that, it’s sort of impossible to tell. I do like your offense much more, but I think he’s got you in pitching. If you aren’t leading the offensive categories, I think you have a good chance of adding some points there in the 2nd half. However, if he isn’t doing so hot in the pitching categories, I also look for him to be able to raise his standings there more than you in the 2nd as it stands. Hope that helps.

  16. bobbo says:

    @Nathan: I don’t really like that trade unless you can really add some points with Figgins’ steals.

  17. Dingo says:

    @knighttown: Without knowing your ranking in each category so far, it’s tough to judge your roster, but I’m guessing that you’re ahead in most offensive categories but behind in pitching ones. Your offense is stacked (especially for HRs), while your SPs could be a bit better. I’d try moving Fielder or Teixeira for a stud SP, or maybe try a 2 for 2, like Fielder + Harden for Blalock + SP.

  18. wubbawubba says:

    I could trade Zimmerman right now for Carlos Pena. Maybe get Huff too with the right throw in. Is it worth the risk? (Zim can be kept next year, Pena can’t.) Pena would replace Zim at DH. Points league. Current totals: Pena 334, Zim 307. Should I could I would I? Gracias.

  19. Nathan says:

    @bobbo: Just curious, what about it don’t you like? Wright isn’t hitting for power and is getting fewer RBI and R opportunities hitting in the middle of that Replacement Level Mets Lineup.

  20. bobbo says:

    @Nathan: It just seems a bit like you’re selling low on Wright. I know he isn’t hitting for power right now, but he at least has the possibility to. Figgins does not. Also, once Beltran and Delgado come back I think Wright can only get better. Dunn and Tex will probably hit comparable HR’s from here on out, so really the only huge upgrade I see would be in SB. If that’s going to net you 4-5 standings points then I’d consider the trade. Otherwise, I’d rather bank on a Wright resurgence in the 2nd half.

  21. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Steve: He could get you Rollins, probably could get you more.

    @inertiatic: I kinda agree with you, but he is better in the 2nd half.

    @Kris: Thanks for the kind words!

    @Racehorse: LaGenius – Ha!

    @Mike: Hehe

    @Art Vandelay: Thinking since he’s at 19 HRs now, and I can’t imagine much more than 30, so 11 homers in the 2nd half. He was just outside the top 100. In fact, I wrote his name then added in Bourn, I believe and had to remove him.

    @Frank Rizzo: He’s capable of ridiculous spurts of other things too.

    @Pro Beach: Swisher has batted and slugged less in the 2nd half the last three years. I’d want the Upton side.

    @mgeoffriau: Those are all the same hitter pretty much. Burrell, Reimold, Ross…. But if one’s hot then they change. I’d lose Blanks if you have options on the wire.

    @bobbo: Jones, but he’s not an option for the whole season.

    @knighttown: You’re going to beat him. Hope Volquez returns and pitches poorly.

    @Nathan: Atkins might do something, but he has to play. That trade’s okay if you’re dying for steals but I do think you can get steals cheaper than Figgy. So Tex to Wright, you win. Dunn to Figgy, you lose unless steals are a big factor.

    @wubbawubba: I’m not crazy about in in a keeper.

  22. Pro Beach says:

    Grey – I might have mislead you –

    I meant Markakis, N. Morgan and Latos for Cruz/BJ/Nolasco

    Not Nick Swisher.

    Still like the Upton side? H2H points league, keeper league.

  23. mgeoffriau

    mgeoffriau says:

    @Grey: Thanks! I’m going to hold onto Reimold and Ross unless Burrell shows signs of heating up. And I dropped Blanks for Garrett Jones.

  24. Pro Beach says:

    @wubbawubba – I would hold on to Zimmerman.

    What do you think about my question since you are also a points league guy?

  25. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Pro Beach: Sorry, thought you had two separate questions, one about Swisher and one about Markakis. I’d still want the Upton side.

  26. Mr Baseball says:

    Chris Tillman ?

  27. martin says:

    @grey- can u rank josh willingham, burrell, and asdrubal cabrera. Note I have furcal at SS and hill at 2nd

  28. wubbawubba says:

    @Pro Beach – I prefer the Upton side. Latos is a wild card.

  29. Gubbins says:

    Dunn and Scherzer for Ichiro and Hanson? Categories are hits, runs, SB, RBI, OBP, SLG.

    I really like Scherzer, but Hanson has had decent results from some pretty tough matchups so far: NYY, BOS, @COL, MIL.

  30. @Grey: How much faith do you have in Hamilton for the second half? Is he worth Gallardo? Billingsley?

    If I have to throw in an OF, would you add Dye? Holliday?

  31. @Baron Von Vulturewins: Put another way, the guy I’m dealing with needs pitching and has a surplus of OF. He has:

    Adam Jones
    Luke Scott (yes, the entire O’s OF. Did I mention he’s in last place?)

    Who should I target first? He wants Billingsley, I also have Gallardo. (And Slowey.) Is Markakis worth Bills? I need donks, bad. I’m kind of intrigued by Glass Hamilton’s upside.

  32. johnson21 says:

    start ervin santana against the a’s tomorrow? his career stats there make me… salivate….

  33. Scott says:

    Lowrie or Brandon Wood for the rest of the year?

  34. Mr Baseball says:

    didn’t Brandon Wood retire – it seems he been up and down for 10 years now

  35. Grey

    Grey says:

    @martin: Burrell, Willingham…

    @Gubbins: I’d take the Dunn side, but it’s even and depends what you need.

    @Baron Von Vulturewins: I don’t think Markakis is going to give you the power you crave. How about Gallardo for Hamilton?

    @johnson21: I wouldn’t start him anywhere.

    @Scott: Lowrie

  36. Mr Baseball says:

    johnson21 Says:

    start ervin santana against the a’s tomorrow? his career stats there make me… salivate….

    I would throw out all career stats – he now has new stats – only the pitchers that threw in the HomeRun Derby are worst except the one that pitched to Brandon Inge – sign him up

  37. Mr Baseball says:

    I’m kind of intrigued by Glass Hamilton’s DL upside.

  38. Mr Baseball says:

    Chris Tillman ? – you know some dude in one of my leagues picked him up he has about 6 NA players and is in last place by 40 games – thought he might have got the call up but I should have known better

  39. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Mr Baseball: Ah… Was wondering what his name plus a question mark meant.

  40. @Grey: Agreed. I just made the case to the guy to take gallardo, not bills, and ran this comparison which is interesting:

    Bills: 9W, 3.38 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, 119K
    Gallardo: 8 W, 3.22 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, 123K

    Pretty much interchangeable so far. Though Bills has the better track record, it’s true.

  41. black love says:

    I really want to just drop Corey Hart, his been riding my bench for what seems like the entire season. I thought he was gonna have a better year, i was wrong.
    Is he droppable? i know hes definietly not tradeable!
    what do you think?

  42. Paul Wilson says:

    Start Buchholz tomorrow (@TOR)? I’m seeing 4 2/3 IP, 5ER, 4BB 4K. ND. Not sure it’s worth it.

  43. Paul Wilson says:

    @black love Drop. The flexibility of an empty roster spot is more valuable than the shard of hope that Hart will suddenly come around.

  44. @ grey: have been offered drew for wainwright…id much rather trade garza than ww, but he really wants ww and thats the sticking point….would you stick to your guns and keep ww over garza or are they very similar as is for the second half….i just traded haren so am thinking ww can be my new ace and am also kinda set for offense too but have e.cabrera SS and dont mind the upgrade

    what are your thoughts? thanks

  45. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Paul Wilson: He’s not a no brainer. Depends on your situation. I’d start him in leagues where I needed an extra starter.

  46. GTS says:

    Drop Baker for Gaudin?

  47. PhillyYorker says:

    1st place in a league where holds count. It’s my worst cat. Lead in HR and SLG.

    Lind for Hughes? I’d be replacing Lind with Cody Ross. Hurt me in the OBP but similar replacement value everywhere else.


  48. ThePoonTycoon says:

    @Pro Beach: dude, i’d be all over that deal. even in a K penalizing league, i think you get the best player in the deal in upton. and i love me some markakis.

  49. sean says:

    I just traded Quentin/Zobrist for BJ Upton/Scutaro. I’m not really thrilled about Scutaro but I can plug Stewart into the MI slot from U and put BJ Upton in the OF, sliding the Dread Pirate into the U.

    Lineup is now:
    C: Salty, RHernandez
    1B: Fielder
    2B: Phillips
    SS: Drew
    3B: Wright
    CI: Votto
    MI: Stewart
    OF: Kemp, BJ Upton, Rios, Victorino, Ludwick
    U: McCutcheon
    SP: CBills, Josh Johnson, Wainwright, Shields, Washburn, Wolf, Randy Wells, Correia, Hammels, Smoltz
    RP: FCordero, Downs, Rodney
    BN: Taveras

    Before I hear about being stacked, it’s a 10-teamer. I’m currently in 2nd place but 16.5 points out of the lead.

  50. Grey

    Grey says:

    @GTS: Eh, I wouldn’t do that, but it could work out for you.

    @PhillyYorker: Why Hughes? For Holds? You can get Holds off waivers.

  51. PhillyYorker says:

    I guess I need to be disabused of the notion. But his last 7 outings he has amassed 4 holds. I have found that holds per innings is the best ratio to use when judging holds pitchers. 1 hold for every 2 innings seems to be the gold standard. If Hughes is gonna be a regular late inning pitcher he might just gain the most holds in the second half of any pitcher (due to Yankees winning more often than others). Plus, he has SP/RP designation in Yahoo which will allow me to amass more holds in a shorter amount of time. I think I lose less replacing Lind with Ross than I gain having an extra holds guy everyday. Ah, tough choices.

  52. Crafty35a says:

    Who would you rather have for the rest of the season — McGehee, or Fox?

  53. Probable Party Starter says:

    Is anybody circling Troncoso for some vulture SAGNOF?

  54. JR says:

    @Pro Beach: Take it and run

  55. PhillyYorker says:

    @Probable Party Starter: Just picked him up ten minutes ago and dropped Frasor. I’m in a holds/saves league so I get value either way, but since Gregg is my only closer (double oy!) any freebies I can get I will take.

  56. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Crafty35a: This isn’t really a rest of the season situation, but I’d go Fox for now.

    @Probable Party Starter: I dropped Bruce for him in one league.

  57. IowaCubs

    IowaCubs says:

    Hmm… what a coincidence! I was just offered this deal today.
    Huff and Gregg
    Gallardo and Kubel

    I need rbi/hr and saves.

  58. Grey

    Grey says:

    @IowaCubs: I think you can do better than Huff and Gregg.

  59. Ashley says:

    Who would you rather have a 3B.. Alex Gordon or Huff?

    What kind of line do you think Gordon can put up in the 2nd half if he stays healthy?

  60. Ashley says:

    Who would you rather have at 3B.. Alex Gordon or Huff?

    What kind of line do you think Gordon can put up in the 2nd half if he stays healthy?

  61. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Ashley: Take Huff — Gordon may go 5/5 with a .270 average.

  62. @grey: would you pull trigger on garza for drew or hold tight altogether?

  63. The Dude says:

    Rest of the way:

    Garza or Cueto?

  64. Grey

    Grey says:

    @matthole: I’d take Drew if I needed a SS.

    @The Dude: Garza if you had to twist my arm.

  65. Art Vandelay says:

    Hawpe/Milwood for Edwin/Cameron. Fair? Which side gets the better deal? Not exactly normal 5×5 – OPS and Quality Starts count, Runs don’t.

  66. Dexter says:

    I need power and have excess sbs. Thinking of packaging Figgins/Jurrgens for him or Figgins/Gallardo, if he won’t take Jurrgens. Reynolds would be a 17th round keeper next year and the others are unkeepable. Do you think I’d be giving up too much?
    Also, would you drop Madson for Troncoso?
    Thanks, as always!

  67. Pro Beach says:

    @ThePoonTycoon: Thanks. I just tend to stay away from high strikeout guys in points leagues. I traded Howard for Markakis and a middle round draft pick at the beginning of the year (I already had Berkman) – and Markakis is outscoring Howard so far…

  68. Art Vandelay says:

    @Grey: Jackson, sorry. Too many Edwins these days to keep track of.

  69. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Dexter: Packaging for him? For who?

    @Art Vandelay: It’s fair, I’d take the Jackson side.

  70. Dexter says:

    Sorry, packaging jurrgens/figgins or gallardo/figgins for Reynolds. Are those fair or do you think Gallardo/Figgins is too much for him?
    Also, would you drop Madson for Troncoso?

  71. G says:

    would you give up Scutaro to get Scherzer. Is that a a fair trade cuz i need some K’s

  72. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Dexter: I’d send Jurrjens/Figgy for Reynolds. I’d go for Troncoso.

    @G: It’s fair.

  73. s221506 says:

    @Grey My J-Up/Barmes/Sandoval for ARod/S. Drew/Ludwick? Your rankings would suggest this is a great trade for me, no? Thanks.

  74. Mr Baseball says:

    It’s time for Jonathan Sanchez to do his best Johnny Vander Meer impression

  75. @grey: whats your take on bartlett for the second half? is he in the same tier as drew and tulo? trading harang too much?

  76. Grey

    Grey says:

    @matthole: I think he’s going to come down to earth. Him for Harang is fair.

  77. Jo says:

    Grey, I can get Mauer for Billingsley in a 2 catcher league. Do you think Mauer will keep his power up in the second half? Would u take this trade?

  78. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Jo: Mauer hasn’t kept up his power in the last two months. He hot one hot month. I’d want Bills.

  79. brad says:

    pick one to start as an abbreviated week fill-in:

    Jamie Moyer @ FLA
    Mike Hampton @ LAD
    Trevor Cahill vs. LAA
    Andrew Miller vs. PHI
    Manny Parra @ CIN
    Josh Geer vs. COL (Hodge Padre?)

  80. ThePoonTycoon says:

    @Pro Beach: markakis should not be outscoring howard in any scoring system in my book. this is why i hate leagues that penalize hitters for Ks.

  81. Grey

    Grey says:

    @brad: Punt? Moyer…

  82. brad says:

    @Grey: it’s a points scoring system so it’s unsually unwise to leave a position unfilled. Moyer’s who I picked up yesterday, I’ll stick with him. But don’t worry he’ll be gone next week.

  83. brad says:

    @brad: p.s. thanks!

  84. AL KOHOLIC says:

    @ThePoonTycoon: i no spatagas is a good all around player but,8 hr`s and 2 sb`s doesnt merrit howards monster numbers

  85. Robert says:

    Any news on Hardy’s shoulder. Almost wish he would spend some time on the DL and open up a roster spot.

  86. Grey

    Grey says:

    @brad: No problem.

    @Robert: Haven’t heard anything.

  87. Tom says:

    Ian Stewart or Burrell for second half? I have Bruce and Beltran, so I actually need OF over 2B. I have Tulo, Al-Ram and Uggla, so I do not need Stewart’s MI eligibility at all.

    Bay and Cueto for Kemp and Qualls?

    Bay and Cueto for Markakis and Howell?

  88. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Tom: Burrell if you don’t need Stewart’s eligibility. I’d take Kemp’s side, then I’d take the Bay side in the 2nd one.

  89. Tom says:

    Odd deal: Bay/McCutchen/Stewart for J.Upton/Lind/Wuertz?

  90. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Tom: I’d take the Bay side.

  91. G says:

    Im trying to keep below the innings limit. Who do you like out of the two..Cook @ SD or Volstad vs. Phi. I have a feeling Volstad might get clobbered.what about you?

  92. Martin says:

    should i start dallas braden vs LAA tomorrow?

  93. Grey

    Grey says:

    @G: I’d go with Cook out of those two.

    @Martin: I am.

  94. Martin says:

    start dallas braden tomorrow vs. LAA?

    also i think i have asked this before but willingham, burell, asdrubal in order por favor

  95. BigFatHippo says:

    @Grey: You starting Wandy at LA tomorrow?

    I’m thinking no but I don’t think well on sleep deprivation.

  96. Steve says:

    @BigFatHippo: You should. I can tell you from bitter experience that the Dodgers score f***-all runs for the Wolfman.

  97. paulzone says:

    ibanez/chipper for crawford is a no brainer right? i need steals and chipper doesn’t make my lineup.

  98. Joe B says:

    So… this guy in my league has a huge man crush on Mark Teixeira. So much so, he offered me this trade for him:

    Mark Teixeira and Rafael Furcal for Miguel Cabrera

    I have Alexei Ramirez in at SS and have Chone Figgins at MI, while Furcal has been on my bench for a while now… DO OR DO NOT???

  99. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Martin: Burrell, Willingham…

    @BigFatHippo: I am starting him.

    @paulzone: Yeah, Crawford’s side.

    @Joe B: Sure, you can take Miggy there. It’s not exactly a huge slam dunk for you though.

  100. BigFatHippo says:

    @Steve: Haha, but they might score a fuck of a lot off Wandy……………

    I’m torn.

  101. BigFatHippo says:

    @Grey: Dammit, there you go making me think on my own again.

    OK, but remember, I have access to some stealth shizz now. I will hunt you down…………….

  102. Steve says:

    @BigFatHippo: Nah. The entire Dodger offence and bullpen hates the Wolfman and thus does nothing to help him – regardless of who the opposing starter is.
    I have Wandy in my H2H and I’m starting him but in a short week I don’t have much choice.

  103. Robert says:

    Could I get anyone’s thoughts on Morneau’s usual 2nd half stats. Looks to me like he takes a bit of a dive in power and avg. Any thoughts on if that is a possibility again, and maybe I should maximize his value now?

  104. Steve says:

    @BigFatHippo: @Grey: The great hippo moved silently through the water…

  105. BigFatHippo says:

    @Steve: Hehe, what are you smoking?

    I’m a stealth Hippo……….

  106. Martin says:

    alex gordon or burrel?

  107. Robert says:

    Hey Grey, after reading the section on Napoli I would like your opinion: I bought the Wieters hype and he has not done much. Still feel like he will get better, but for the rest of the season H2H 10 teamer, should I stick with Wieters or drop him for Napoli? Thanks for your help.

  108. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Robert: Depends what you can get for him, but I’m not too worried.

    @Steve: Ha, what are you smoking?

    @Martin: Burrell

    @Robert: I’d hold tight.

  109. Steve says:

    @Grey: I’m smoking hot if that’s what you mean.

  110. Robert says:

    Don’t know if would allow myself to trade Morneau, but a guy offered me F. Hernandez and Soria for him a few weeks ago and then retracted the offer before I could even think about it. If I could get him to give me F.Hernandez and Sandoval for Morneau, is that a deal that I make? I would still have Votto for 1st base.

  111. big o says:

    guy is desperate for steals .
    i want his cole hamels .
    do i offer him nyger or denard ??

    thanking you , in advance .

  112. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Robert: If you need a pitcher and a catcher, then it’s fair. I’d prefer Morneau.

    @big o: You can offer him both, I don’t think he goes for it.

  113. dongPAUL says:

    grey: standard 5×5 h2h

    drop 1: c.blake,konerko ? have aramis&adrian g.

    drop 1 to grab burell: c.ross,grady,lindz&victorino, maybe ross?
    cuddyer there too!

    lastly have doumit on dl w/bengie as my start C…who to drop?

  114. Quintero says:

    Strategy/Probability/Bleh Question:
    I have Jake Fox, Garrett Jones and Josh Willingham on my bench in a daily dynasty league. Should I do a 2-for-1 to obtain solid past performers like Burrell or Huff,
    OR I got a greater probability to have a hot hitter by trying keep those three as long as I can?
    I will have Quentin and Reyes coming off DL in the future(or never?), but I will deal with that later.
    Thanks for any kind strategy, advice, or bleh in advance.

  115. Billy says:

    is this a good/fair deal, i need more saves

    i trade Downs and Scott for Franklin?

    its a little bit of a upgrade for me…

  116. Billy says:

    sorry wrong area

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