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Erik Bedard is headed to the DL.  The Bedarded they come, the Bedarded they fall.  So, he has a sprained knee.  “Ow, I think I hurt myself getting onto the examination table to have you check my shoulder.”  That’s Bedard at the doctor’s office.  Right now, the Erich Bedardens are showing the Bennis Carpensheeters a thing or two about staying unhealthy.  Keep it sickly, Bedardens!  Will be interesting to see if the M’s fill Bedard’s rotation spot with Chris Tillman– Oh, wait.  At least the Mariners still have Adam Jones– Oh, that’s right.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Dustin Ackley – Slam and legs with the lefty-on-lefty HR against Everyday Jonny Venters.  He’s hitting 5th now for the Mariners, which is like hitting 10th for the Yankees.  That said, any MI who can hit 10th for the Yankees, is pretty damn good.

Carlos Carrasco – 7 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Carrasco’s getting hitters with his unique blend of salt, vinegar and cayenne peppers, and moving up the Scoville scale, so to speak.  Carrasco was always a regarded prospect and it looks like he’s finally putting it together.  I’ll buy it.  Masterson, I will also buy.  Tomlin, I do not buy.  Carmona’s crizzap even if he has potential closnarl.  That’s a scary-faced closer.  Valverde has mad closnarl.

Stephen Drew – 1-for-4 and his 5th home run.  He has a .266 average and about six years worth of hope wasted.  The one positive for Drew’s owners or wannabe owners is he tends to have a solid 2nd half.

Tim Stauffer – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks.  His season ERA is 2.97, solid Ks and a 1.19 WHIP.  Yeah, that’s better than the fifth starter on your fantasy team.  Hodgepadre, shmodgepadre.  He should just be owned.

Anthony Rizzo – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and a steal.  Now batting .175 with one home run.  It’s rookie nookie, you gotta decide if it’s worth the blisters.

Rubby de la Rosa – 7 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Speaking of blisters, Rubby’s K:BB isn’t good at all, but his K-rate is nice.  To get less statistically abbreviated on you, I like him in very deep leagues, but not in any other ones for right now.

Ben Revere – 2-for-3 with his 9th steal in 40 games, and third steal in the last two games.  The concussed Span’s got the spins and could be out for a year or two if we’re to believe Morneau’s case example of being a Marblehead.  Whoa, burn!  In the mean’s while, Revere keeping his Somerville’d by lacing up his cleats and Salem from base to base.  Hey, you’re nobody until you’re Peabody.

Scott Baker – 7 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks.  ERA is 3.15, 1.19 WHIP and 101 Ks in 105 2/3 IP.  Props need to go out to Rudy on Baker.  Back in April, Rudy said, “Baker has shown the potential to rise to another level (1.19 WHIP in 2009) but has been generally plagued by bad innings and gopheritis.  I’m sure I’m in the minority on this one but I’d rather have Baker than Liriano this year.”  And that’s me quoting Rudy!  Then I followed that up with a Buy article about Baker on April 22nd and again on April 29th.   It’s all there, search the site.

Alex Presley – 0-for-3 and a steal.  Not much to say here other than PICK HIM UP.  (Caps for emphasis, not aesthetics.)  Sorry, but I love seeing guys give fantasy value when they go oh-fer.  Shows me they’re really concerned for our fantasy teams’ well-being.

Eric Thames – 1-for-4 with a home run.  Hitting near .350 over the last week.  Could be a nice HBI (Hot Bat Injection) for those who need some power.

Brandon Morrow – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 10 Ks.  [drooling] Brandon Morrow now has 91 Ks in 75 IP. [/drooling]

Andre Ethier – 0-for-4, 3 Ks.  Yesterday, Tristan Cockcroft pointed out Ethier as a guy that is overrated.  I said that back in February.  (I know I said that too about Bautista.  Remember, I’m the one carrying the cross.)

Jayson Werth – Out with a bad hip.  Could be side-whined for a few days.

Ryan Franklin – Released by the Cardinals.  Take it one day at a time, Ryan.  Like your mom, Bonnie Franklin.

Colby Rasmus – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 2nd home run in as many games.  Geiger, let’s go!

Chris Carpenter – 9 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks as he threw 132 pitches.  I wonder if La Russa will let Carpenter hammer the last nail in his coffin.

Ryan Dempster – 8 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Easy matchup vs. the Giants but he still has some correcting to do with his 4.99 ERA.  I like him to get it down to around 4.00.

Josh Johnson – Saw Dr. Freeze and he found nothing but still shutdown Johnson for ten days.  A doctor’s gotta maintain his rep, I suppose.  “Don’t waste my time, Josh Johnson!  You’re grounded for 10 days.  Yes, that includes playing catch.  Yes, it’s fine to call your friend James Van Der Beek.  I don’t care if your friend Katie Holmes’ husband told you the pain is mental.”  Or if you prefer, “Tonight, a freeze is coming.”

Shaun Marcum – 5 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks in The House They Built Next To The House Ruth Built.  Wasn’t an easy matchup, but I’m concerned Marcum isn’t fully healthy.

Jordan Zimmermann – 8 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Now has a 2.63 ERA on the year.  February Grey told everyone to have Zimmermann or Beachy as their last starter.  February Grey, “Actually, I told everyone Zimmermann and Mike Minor, but then March Grey told everyone to switch it out with Beachy.  Carry on, June Grey, enjoy your last day!”

Dan Haren – 7 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 6 Ks.  ERA is now at 2.85.  I’ve been deliberating whether to tell you Haren’s going to have a 2nd half slide.  I’ll let you know what verdict the jury brings back.

Vance Worley – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Walks too many, and he’s been getting lucky.  If you trust him, you’re gonna get roofied and that’s gonna hurt your naughty bits.

Raul Ibanez – 3-for-3 with a slam and legs.  Has been getting benched because of his slump but this game might be the sign of an upcoming hot streak.  Stay tuned!  Or not.  Your choice.

Antonio Bastardo – Recorded the save yesterday for the Phillies.  After the game, Charlie Manuel, wearing overalls and no shirt, said something but failed to remove the piece of hay from his mouth so no one’s sure what he said.

Jonny Venters – 1 IP, 2 ER.  I think the Braves are going to kill him from overuse then strap him to the roof of their station wagon as they head off to Wally World.

Chipper Jones – Glass Chipper is having knee pain.  It’s a wonder he ever makes it out of bed.

Ty Wigginton – 1-for-3 with guess what?  Yup.

Jason Giambi – 2-for-3 with his 9th homer.  Having a much better season than Morneau.  Stab me in the eye.

Phil Hughes – Threw a solid start in rehab.  Why’s he pitching against a bunch of recovering drug addicts?  Inner voice, “It’s not that rehab!”  Um, right.  So I’m not a fan of Hughes for this year, told you to steer clear of him in the preseason, and don’t have high hopes for him when he returns.  With that said — yeah, I’m about to retract everything I just said — I’d stash him on my bench if I had room.

Clay Buchholz – As ESPN will tell you, with every Yankee mention, there needs to be a Red Sox mention.  Buchholz felt back pain on Tuesday and says he won’t return before the All-Star Game.  Too bad, so sad.

Ian Kinsler – 2-for-4 and 2 home runs.  Hayzeus Cristo, it took him long enough to get hot again.  Hang on for an eight homer month, assuming he stays healthy.

Jason Bay – 1-2 with 4 BBs, 3 Runs, and 2 SBs.  Since he’s not hitting any HRs, he’s reinventing himself as a leadoff hitter.  He better not want Crawford money – oh wait, the Mets are kind of paying him that already.

Angel Pagan – The oxymoron went 4-for-6 with 3 runs and 4 RBIs.  Dan Brown is writing a book as we speak called Angels & Pagans.  In the plot, the Catholic Church is involved in a conspiracy that is thwarted by a Latin outfielder and Mr. Met.

  1. DrEasy says:

    I think by now the Oxymoron has earned a capital letter, no reason why only the Adverb should have one!

  2. BlinkULDHC says:

    Pagan should be owned more. He’s def one of those players who very quietly gets you to 3rd place or better (like Boesch this year).

    A .290-90-12-70-40 type-of-hitter is way more valuable than people think (since there are so many more .240-80-26-80-2 guys out there).

  3. BlinkULDHC says:

    Also, definitely agree that Tim Stauffer should be picked up.

    Here’s the ENTIRE list of NL pitchers who have 100+ IP, 85+ Ks, sub-3.00 ERA, sub-1.20 WHIP (yes, Stauffer barely meets those somewhat arbitrary marks, but still):

    Cliff Lee
    Roy Halladay
    Clayton Kershaw
    Anibal Sanchez
    Cole Hamels
    Tim Stauffer

    …. and that is all. Is he really a top 10 pitcher? No, but he should def be owned more than Dempster, Burnett, Tomlin, G. Floyd, Lilly, Colby Lewis, et al.

  4. BlinkULDHC says:

    One more thing…. how valuable is Jason Heyward, really?

    I think he’s a better MLB prospect than fantasy baseball prospect. He’s got raw power, but he doesn’t really have a HR swing; I don’t see 30+ HRs from him anytime soon. I don’t see 20+ SBs. At this point, he seems like a boring .285-90-20-80-12 hitter who is waaaay overvalued.

    yeah…. I’m just trying to justify me dropping Heyward earlier today.

  5. Carl says:

    Who’s the better short term add in a standard h2h?

    Presley, Revere, or Ackley?

    Thanks as always

  6. K76154 says:

    I am offered Greinke for Haranhan. I have 8 SPs already. I also have 4 closers and has 11 in SV, but 10 and 9 guys are trailing me by just a few saves. This league counts hold, and has large RP roster, so it’s nearly impossible to grab a closer from FA. Two of my closers are Frank Francisco and Salas, and they are very shaky. Hanrahan is the best closer so far in this season, and while Greinke should be much better than he currently is, I doubt if I get any discount by doing this, especially in this league with my roster. Should I pull the trigger?

  7. Steve says:

    And Morrow is married to a hottie called Lily.

    Can’t hurt, can it?

  8. Amish says:

    @ grey
    I’m in a 12 team keeper auction league. Pujols was just dropped….high salary guys are one year rentals. Should I drop Josh Johnson to pick up pujols or ride out jj? My pitching is decent without him. Note… We have a year end head to head playoff that pays out. Thanks.

  9. RonWashington'sStache says:

    Pick one for the ROS: Rios, V. Wells, Hunter, Gardner, Pagan, Bay

  10. tourinct says:

    Is it good or bad that my Razzball team players keep getting dropped by their real teams?

  11. Oilcan Giuseppe says:

    as a Phils fan,Ive paid close attention to Worley for a while now(yeah,i live a very exciting life).In terms of fantasy,like you said,he seems like a roofie catastrophe waiting to happen.But as far as real life baseball?I’m hoping maybe Ruben Amaro can swindle Ed Wade’s toupee one more time a la JA Happ/Oswalt and somehow end up w/ Hunter Pence.

  12. Oilcan Giuseppe says:

    Grey:who do you think has a better 2nd 1/2,Elvis or Rollins?

  13. STRAWberry says:

    @Grey: Excellent read, as always. I’m of the school of thought Haren does not disappoint and reverts to 2nd half disaster. I also thought Bautista was overrated (along with every other fantasy baseballer…he still has half a season to somewhat prove us correct.

    @DrEasy: I thought the same thing when I read the post (and with the lady last night), where’s the big O?

    @BlinkULDHC: Agreed.

    @BlinkULDHC: I’ve been saying the same thing about Heyward; he carries more value in an OBP league, but is light on power

    @tourinct: Bad.

    @Oilcan Giuseppe: My two cents, Oilcan…Elvis on this one. On a side note, suspicious minds have stated the Phils have not hit as well as a club ever since they were caught stealing signs from the bullpen. Or might have something to do with two of their stars averaging the age of 35 in the MI.

  14. Josh says:

    A few thoughts about the players you mentioned today:

    I’ve loved owning Zimmermann this season, but ESPN still says he’s facing a 190ish innings cap. If that happens he’s getting shut down before H2H playoffs. Think its time to flip him if my teams in first?

    Also, Ibanez historically hit pretty well against Lackey so last night doesn’t mean much to me… I picked up Gomes for his hot streak but I’m considering picking up Bay even after he buried my team last year. Should Bay be owned?

  15. Oilcan Giuseppe says:

    @STRAWberry: yeah,I agree that it is damn suspicious how the dropoff coincided w/ binoculars-gate,however,if you recall,at that time they were actually struggling much more at HOME where dirty tricks are much easier to pull off…..and for all the talk of Howard’s struggles and how much he K’s etc etc….his numbers are always just about the same every yr-even last yr he was at 31/108 even after missing a bunch of time.And Rollins and Utley have been consistently injured the past few yrs.SO maybe the truth is somewhere in the matter how y’ slice it,they NEED a legitimate RH bat behind Howard.The Phils record when they score 4 runs or more is something like 32-4.It would be a damn shame to see them waste a historically great pitching staff because they cant put up even a respectable number of runs.

  16. Benson says:

    In 12 team 5×5 roto, could you please rank these four MI rest of season:

    Darwin Barney
    Dee Gordon


  17. Smilin J Balls says:

    “Like your mom, Bonnie Franklin”????? That’s the worst thing you’ve ever written – which makes it the best.

  18. Steve Stevenson says:

    Would you drop Lilly or Humber for Carrasco in a 14-team H2H? Carlos has 2 home starts next week, but I’m thinking more ROS value.

  19. Chinaski says:

    Hey Grey,

    I am actually not in need of pitching as my staff are doing a good job right now but if possible i would like to add Hughes without having to give up much and without having to regret the move afterwards. Well what do you think? Would you drop Luebke or Floyd for him? I like Luebke, i think he deserves to be given a shot and Floyd always seem to pitch better in the second half. Or just stay put?


  20. AdamH says:

    Use waiver claim on Baker and drop Lilly, Dempster, or MadBum?

  21. SetPhaserstoDL says:

    Chacin, CJ Wilson, or Hudson from best to worst?
    Nolasco trade value?

  22. TheBlackWatermelon says:

    Hey God (or guy carrying the cross, take your pick),

    Would you drop Ted Lily for Phil Hughes? He’s been pretty poopy thus far.


  23. Howard says:

    @Grey If you could trade one of these three in a keeper league:
    – YoLease
    – Norris
    – MadBum


  24. Mr. Rickey says:

    Got offered Zobrist for Hanley today. I wasted a top draft pick on him and now I look at this offer and have to consider it. The one thing that is likely to get him producing is me trading him. Should I continue to wait on Hanley or is it time to take pennies on the dollar?

  25. Eddy says:

    Whom would you prefer for OBP and SB?

    Presley or Revere?

  26. STRAWberry says:

    @Oilcan Giuseppe: Agreed on a shame of the Phillies wasting that SP, however I’m not sure if we can call it historic yet . Oswalt was supposed to be # 3 and a stud, he has yet to be healthy. Although, it has been 38 seasons since there have been 3, 20 game winners on one team.

    @AdamH: Lilly. Divorce apparently affects everyone. How hard would you work if you knew you weren’t getting paid??

  27. The Vaporizers says:

    Who do you like better the rest of the season? Jordan Lyles or Vance Worley?

  28. xopchipili says:

    i’ve got Hamels v BOS and Verlander v NYM tonight, and I’m scared to watch either game. Goddamn I hate this sport.

  29. xopchipili says:

    (and apparently by “tonight” i mean “early afternoon”)

  30. Chris says:

    @Grey and all

    Best 2 start option for next week:

    Duensing vs TB, @ CHW
    Worley @ FLA, vs ATL
    Moscoso vs SEA, @ TEX
    Rubby vs NYM, vs SD
    Volstad vs PHI, vs HOU

    I can maybe squeeze 2 of em if they are good plays.

    I like Rubby’s matchups but he kinda sucks so far. I’m leaning Worley….

  31. KeeblerMN says:

    That’s gold, Jerry! GOLD!

    Side note: While 132 pitches is a lot for a guy with injuries, I follow the Bert Blyleven school of thought that pitch counts are for pussies. Hell, Nolan Ryan had a back to back years with 26 complete games and over 325 IP then he chopped down the mightiest tree in the forest with a herring!

    Today’s pitchers/trainers are a joke…

  32. Chris says:

    @my comment#27

    Hmm, I missed the Worley blurb… 2nd inclination would be Duensing

  33. papasmurf says:

    I am a Baker fan, incidentally. Had him on my team this year. The problem? He put up like a 7 ERA in 5 starts. So then I dropped him and he got good again… for another team.

    The sad thing about Stephen Drew is that I will still probably keep him for next year. It’s better than rolling the dice on the Alcides Escobars of the world. I’d rather be able to count on getting steady production with a limited ceiling than gamble on a dude who could gimme real gold or another type of slushy smelly “gold.” Once the upside plays don’t pan out, in a thin position like SS, it’s very hard to find a decent replacement.

    If I can book a .275 avg. with 12 homers and 70 RBI for SS next year, in a 16 team league, I’ll gladly take it.

    By the way, where the hell is Jennings? Now I have two guys with bum hands on my roster: him and Lawrie.

  34. Wilsonian says:

    @BlinkULDHC: @STRAWberry: yeah, I’m wondering the same thing in my 8 Team league. I’m hanging on to him in my 16 Team league, but I really think I could deal him in my 8 Team for something, but I really need to know what kind of value I could conceivably get in return for him. I would really just want some bat that might actually do something this season.

  35. Wilsonian says:

    @xopchipili: got em both, too, but you gotta send those two out there no matter what.

  36. SGV JAck says:

    Another masterpiece Jimmy Cliff!
    Does Brett Gardners value get any higher than at this point of the season? The best offer I got was Torri Hunter and I just lost Tabata.

  37. The Spaceman says:

    @ Grey

    Hey! Lenghty write up today! Love it, the more Grey-humour; the better.

    Quick Question; Have you given up on Charlie Morton yet? Or would you give him a go (sounds awkward) tomorrow @Wash. Or should I roll w/ Furbush instead?

    Thanks for everything!

    The Spaceman

  38. Gavin says:

    Desperate at 3B. Moustakas or Chisenhall?

  39. Baseballer says:

    Hi Grey,

    What are your thoughts on Liriano and Espinosa for next year? Liriano’s drop in k’s and increase in walks has me a little worried and Esinosa’s low average scares me a little if his power were to drop off a little. I can obtain both in keeper deals if I would like and they will both have great value but I am wondering if I should be looking elsewhere.

  40. Salty Balty says:

    Thoughts on my Jhoulys Chacin and Ian Kennedy for their CC Sabathia? My SP is solid and I’m on pace to go over the innings limit, so I need to consolidate. The trade would give me this rotation for the stratch run:

    Ed Jackson
    Gavin Floyd

    I’m nervous about a regression from both Chacin and Kennedy (Chacin more so than Kennedy) and I think that CC might have one more solid second half run in him.

  41. Andy says:

    @ Grey

    Yo! I’m being offered Greinke for Marcum and Ryan Roberts. Sounds fair but my wire is barren for offense. Could stash Brian Roberts and pick up one of Murphy or Turner.

    You take this deal?

    11-team OBP league.

  42. Benny says:

    Is there anything that makes you think Dunn will snap out of it for the second half? Or even have value next year? Or has he taken the Andruw Jones path to uselessness? Just your gut feeling… Unless of course you’re a witch and can se the future.

  43. Vince says:

    Grey, would you rather have Bruce or Lind for the rest of the season? 12 team, H2H, 5×5, Non keeper league…

  44. Matt says:

    What are your thoughts on sending on Weiters, Heyward and Vogelsong for Greinke and VMart?

  45. AL KOHOLIC says:

    chris davis supposedly getting called up to play everyday left field,him or chisenhall

  46. MattTruss

    MattTruss223 says:

    FYI – Youk out of sawx lineup today. Sore foot, x-ray pending…

  47. AL KOHOLIC says:

    grey.presley or mouse,im guessing presley for now

  48. Jake says:

    Hey Guys, need your help/suggestions for my lineup. Basically, I just moved into 1st and I’m not totally confident that I’ll be able to keep pace. I’m in an obp league and interested to hear Grey’s and anyone’s thoughts on improving my lineup:
    C- Posada, Napoli (DL)
    1B – A-Gone
    2B – Kinsler
    SS – Reyes
    3B – A-Rod
    OF – Pence, Krispie, Abreau (we start only 3)
    Util – Morse, Reynolds
    Bench – Jennings (hoping for a callup soon), Freese
    SP – Gallardo, Gio, Bills, Marcum, Stauffer, Beachy, Carrasco
    RP – Marmol, Kimbrel, Venters, Madson (DL), Stutes, Bard
    Big thanks to Grey for helping me with the draft, you guys rock!

  49. Mr. Rickey says:

    Zimmerman or Scherzer?

  50. AL KOHOLIC says:

    grey,busy morning for me,furbush has gained sp gig in detroit,what kind of thoughts you have on him,by the way nice post,youve had that bedard one written for 2 months havent you?

  51. The Spaceman says:

    @Al Koholic

    I’ve let the boss lay down the stats and whanot, but I can tell you from first hand accounts that kid look crazy comfortable on the mound. Seems to own lefties. Like a any rookie pitcher, there is fear; but depending on the matchup… I’ll personally be taking the gamble. He’s a little prone to HR’s, but will provide a solid K rate. Just some thoughts!

    The Spaceman

  52. Grey

    Grey says:

    @DrEasy: True

    @BlinkULDHC: Eh, maybe.

    @BlinkULDHC: I think Heyward dealing with injuries and young.

    @Carl: Presley

    @K76154: Yup

    @Steve: Huh?

    @Amish: Hold

    @RonWashington’sStache: Wells…Matters what you need.

    @tourinct: Good

    @Oilcan Giuseppe: Ha

    @Oilcan Giuseppe: Andrus

    @STRAWberry: Thanks!

    @Josh: Depends what you can trade him for…Sure re: Bay.

    @Benson: You did, unless you need steals.

    @Smilin J Balls: Ha

    @Steve Stevenson: Lilly

    @Chinaski: Floyd

    @AdamH: Lilly

    @SetPhaserstoDL: What Hudson?

    @TheBlackWatermelon: Sure

    @Howard: Norris

    @Mr. Rickey: I’d want Hanley

    @Eddy: Revere

    @The Vaporizers: Lyles

    @Chris: Volstad

    @KeeblerMN: Ha!

    @papasmurf: He should be up any day now.

    @SGV JAck: Why do you want to lose Gardner?

    @The Spaceman: Thanks! Try Furbush

    @Gavin: Chisenhall

    @Baseballer: I like Espinosa.

    @Salty Balty: I’d take CC.

    @Andy: Eh

    @Benny: I think he hits again.

    @Vince: Bruce

    @Matt: I’d take Greinke.

    @AL KOHOLIC: Chisenhall

    @MattTruss223: Thanks for the heads up!

    @AL KOHOLIC: Presley

    @Jake: Thanks! No idea how many teams.

    @Mr. Rickey: Scherzer

    @AL KOHOLIC: Ha…I’d agree with Spaceman.

  53. AL KOHOLIC says:

    @The Spaceman: yeah,i grabbed him in my yahoo and 1 rcl team and i cant make room in the other,unless i drop jansen and i might do that to,thanks

  54. AL KOHOLIC says:

    thanks boss,grabbed furbush everywhere,but i have colon on the D.L ,would you keep furbush over him?

  55. The Spaceman says:


    Thanks for the Furbush support. Have a great day man!

    @ Al Koholic

    Nice on the add. It’s risky, but could yield decent results. Good luck!

    The Spaceman

  56. Matt says:

    So Weiters, Heyward and Vogelsong you’d give for Greinke straight up?

  57. KarlJ. says:

    You mentioned the other day you liked the trade I was offered:
    I receive Liriano and Ryan Zimmerman for Aramis and Jurrjens.
    Other owner is now saying he would prefer to give me Morrow instead of Liriano. Pull the trigger or hold out for Liriano? ( Morrow looked pretty good last night)

  58. Jake says:

    My bad Grey, should have given you more info: I’m in a 12 team, mixed league, roto with no keepers. Categories are:
    Runs, Rbis, HR, SB, OBP
    ERA, Wins, Saves, ERA, WHIP
    My roster is:
    C- Posada, Napoli (DL)
    1B – A-Gone
    2B – Kinsler
    SS – Reyes
    3B – A-Rod
    OF – Pence, Krispie, Abreau (we start only 3)
    Util – Morse, Reynolds
    Bench – Jennings (hoping for a callup soon), Freese
    SP – Gallardo, Gio, Bills, Marcum, Stauffer, Beachy, Carrasco
    RP – Marmol, Kimbrel, Venters, Madson (DL), Stutes, Bard
    Do you think I should stay put, or make a deal?
    Thanks again!

  59. papasmurf says:

    Jennings is one of the “top prospects” that has been disssed the most by his team that I have seen. It’s not like he’s 21. Makes me wonder whether he really is gonna be good.

  60. Howard says:

    @Grey Would you trade Smoak for Logan Morrison or is it Tomato/Tomahto?

  61. Luke T says:

    Line up question. I have 3 OF spots and 1 utiliy spot, but 5 potential starters in a ten team league? Who is the odd man out in your opinion.

    A. Jones
    J. Upton


  62. mets fan says:

    Grey Lilly or Luebke?

  63. Howard says:

    @Grey Would you start Niese in the house next to the house that Ruth built?

  64. Howard says:

    Grey, I read the Rangers are going to call up Bill James’ protegee Chris Davis. Apparently he’s been hitting nothing but bombs at AAA 19/33games. I know we’ve seen this before but would he be an add for someone looking for HRs?

  65. DP says:

    @ Grey Third base: Freese or Moose

  66. Mr2Bits says:

    Wuuld you lose Damon for Bay or Pagan? If so, who?

  67. supra says:

    ROS: Huff, Wiggy, Alex Presley, C. Davis or Jeter?

  68. BeantownBomber says:

    Do I cut ties with any of these guys to pick up Adam Dunn?
    Do I use my top waiver wire to pick him up?

    *All opinions appreciated*

    Players that I could part with….

    Brian Roberts (DL Spot)
    Ryan Roberts
    Jose Tabata (DL Spot)
    Danny Espinosa
    Brett Anderson (DL Spot)
    Clay Bucholz (DL Spot)

  69. BeantownBomber says:

    Can we expect any of the old Adam Dunn be4 the year is up

  70. Wilsonian says:

    If Mavis Davis gets the call, would you take him over D. Lee for a utility spot?

  71. The Good The Vlad The Utley says:


    My Soria and Farnsworth for Gaby Sanchez and Mike Adams, who wins? I also have Kimbrel, Bailey and Madson, and now David Pauley too.

  72. Herb Urban says:

    Michael Pineda or Daniel Hudson. Who do you like better for the rest of the year? Keeper wise who do you like more?

  73. Eddy says:

    So I was reading how Strasburg said he was not going to change his delivery in light of a statement Rizzo said about wanting him to pitch to contact.

    Then Strasburg said that’s what he’s been doing the entire time.

    What happens when he decides to “pitch to strikeout”?

    Fill in the blank.

    Assuming he’s healthy next year, Strasburg is going to be a top ___ pitcher

  74. RichC says:

    Good Afternoon Grey,

    Drop any of my starting pitching to pickup Stauffer?

    C Hamels
    Y Gallardo
    S Marcum
    J Chacin
    R Romero
    C Carpenter
    M Scherzer

    6×6 roto w/Holds, 1500 IP Max currently 1inning over pace. Top 3 in Wins, Saves, K’s, ERA. Middle of pack in WHIP, and last in Holds.

    Thanks Bossman

  75. Doc Pounder says:

    11 team 5×5 mixed roto. Just lost Bedard. I have FHer,Marcum,Kuroda,Latos,Beachy,Zimm and Chacin. I like having 8 or 9 starters rostered. Would you add any of these,Wolf,Narveson,Floyd,or Harrison,or stay put?

  76. Alex says:


    Hey I was wondering if I should give Hanson + Holliday for Greinke + Carlos Gonzalez, or Sabathia + Holliday for Greinke + Gonzalez, or neither.

    The main reason I want to trade holliday and get gonzalez is because i could use some more SB. If you think its a good deal for me, should I ship the hanson deal or the sabathia deal

    Thanks (In return I give you this awesome fantasy name “Pagan With The Wind)

  77. SGV JAck says:

    follow up grey: my outfield is Gardner, Ethier, and J Upton with Tabata on DL, Rajai Davis, Desmond Jennings and Lance Nix vs. righties. I have two Utilities in my league. I figure i can move Gardner since Tabata will eventually be back and I’m banking on Davis being Mr. 2nd half and Jennings having mild relevance before the year is out. I feel pretty screwed at this point, are there any suggestions for this cluster [email protected]?

  78. Steve Stevenson says:

    @Grey: Thanks!

    Drop Latos for Zimmermann or Baker?

  79. Vince says:

    @Grey: Thanks!!

  80. Rob says:

    I give:
    S. Castro
    G. Gonzalez
    M. Napoli

    I get:
    B. McCann
    S. Drew
    J. Soria

    Good deal?

  81. Boomer19 says:

    Ok. I dropped Anderson to get Presley. I need 3 outfielders and 2 utility spots filled. I can choose between Presley, LoMo, Cuddyer, Hosmer, Rasmus, Markakis and Bay. I’m thinking Rasmus, Presley, LoMo, Hosmer and Cuddyer. Thoughts? Thanks again. BTW love the post today.

  82. herschel says:

    @Grey: uggla worth targeting as a buy low, or dont even bother? is someone like bud norris enough to get him?

  83. AL KOHOLIC says:

    @herschel: if you need power and can take a hit on ave then yes,i doubt norris gets him but its worth a try

  84. Chinaski says:


    Colon or Hughs for Floyd?

    Thanks again

  85. herschel says:

    @Grey: my bad grey, selective “reading while on the can” memory.

  86. bob says:

    Start Wandy against the Texans today? I have a feeling he’s going to get shelled…

  87. Kid n' Play says:

    Keeper league… Morse for Hanrahan. Which side you like? Is it close?

  88. bogbert says:

    Grey, is Latos droppable in 10-team roto? I’ve got Bedard and Marcum, both injured (or apparently so), and I keep waiting for the “potential” Latos has to show itself but am not seeing much. I’d use the spot for a hitter, streaming pitcher, or Morrow (I’m down in K’s). Latos does have a SEA start coming up…

  89. bogbert says:

    @bogbert: Carrasco and Liriano also on the wire, but Morrow probably tops that list.

  90. jack says:

    need power replacement for Pujols. Do I trade for Carlos Lee or take a chance on Dunn?

  91. stynyr says:

    sp-Kershaw, Billingsley, Liriano, Volquez, Cueto, D. Hudson, Niese, Stauffer

    rp-Melancon, Soria, League

    Been offered:

    Latos for my Rollins


    Jaime Garcia for my Lind

    Don’t like either really but will do one on your recommendation.


    Drop one SP and grab Carlos Carrasco? If so, which?

    Thanks a ton.

  92. larry says:

    Freese, Polanco or Chisenhall ROS?

  93. Post says:

    Grey – Assuming no specific positional needs on my team, who would you rather have lonnie chisenhall or jason bay?

  94. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:

    10 team weekly H2H non-keeper.

    Drop JMac for Furbush?

    I’ve used over half my moves for the year, so I need Furbush to stick. (ewww…)

  95. SGV JAck says:

    having Dunn, Reynolds, Hill, McCann and ASdruBAL as an infield, you would think i would be better in that dept, but I’m not. Thanks for the reality check, now I will go cry on my oversized pillow

  96. SetPhaserstoDL says:


    Forgot there were two Hudsons. Daniel Hudson, Jhoulys Chacin, or CJ Wilson for rest of season? Standard 5×5 format.

  97. jamesmetsfan says:

    Hey Grey,

    King Felix…will he have his usual domiant second half or should I stay away from him?


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