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While balancing a book on their head, the Blue Jays were poised to call up Brett Lawrie just when he fractured his hand.  That’s worst timing than the guy down at your local Chuckles nightclub doing an open mic set.  But flip our Supreme Buddha In Funny Poses day calender two months later and the hand is healed.  In two weeks at Triple-A since his return, he’s hitting near .350 with a homer.  Or as Lawrie would say on Twitter #yabuddy.  “You want to convey your emotional state while giving the most information possible, all in under 140 characters.”  That’s Lawrie explaining Twitter to his Grammie.  Lawrie should be up in the next two weeks.  So you have to decide if a .300 hitter with good power and speed at 2nd base is worth sitting on your bench until his call up.  #yabuddy  Anyway, here’s some more players to buy or sell this week in fantasy baseball:


Hideki Matsui – Hello, time travelers from 2004.  You are not in 2004 anymore.  You are in 2011.  Hideki Matsui is just hitting again.  Though that is not Madonna on your radio, that is Lady Gaga.

Alejandro De Aza – Speaking of Lady Gaga, it’s Alejandro who’s not hot like Mexico.  He’s hot like a bagel that was toasted 15 minutes ago.  He could steal some bases like a motivated Alex Rios once did, that’s about it.

Collin Cowgill – I just went over my Cowgill fantasy.  I wrote it while picking through my garbage for my accidentally discarded contact lens.

Lucas Duda – It’s nice to have all the buys in one place, right?  I mean you guys (and three girls) do realize I go over just about all of these players all week long.  Just the other day, I was blabbering about how it’s Duda’s day and we’re off to the camptown races.  Duda, Duda, day!  Duda, Duda, day!  Duda, Duda, day!  Duda– Sorry, record was skipping.

Jason Bourgeois – Could be the best steals guy since Alex Sanchez stole 52 bases with nothing but a pair of used Keds and steroids.  He’s a must own as long as he’s starting – though Jason resents the implication that ‘owning’ him means he’s part of the proletariat.  You’ve been Marxed!

Jon Jay – From Bourgeois to a revolutionary diplomat, bring down the wall…between you and the light-hitting outfielders and Putin Jay!

Josh Reddick – Right now, he’s hitting like he’s getting tips directly from Ted Williams’ frozen head.  “I’m so cold, I think I see dead people.”  That’s a worker at a cryogenic lab getting a laugh from his co-workers.  Are we having a laugh?

Dexter Fowler – Hitting near .400 in the last week.  Why won’t you pick up Fowler?  Chicken?

Eduardo Nunez – Five steals in the last week.  It’s as simple as 1, 2, SAGNOF!

Jason Kipnis – Has started 3 times since he’s been called up and done a whole lot of nothing.  Call it a career!  He’s done!  Or maybe you give him a few more days.  You’re so reactionary, but that’s also why we get along so well.  Or is it?

Yonder Alonso – I just went over my Yonder Alonso fantasy.  I write it while being screamed at by Wally Backman.

Derrek Lee – Hello again, 2004 time traveler!  Don’t adjust your calender.  Derrek Lee is simply hitting again.  Oh, and we no longer refer to Lindsay Lohan as a star or Brittany Murphy as alive.

Edwin Jackson – Back in the league where he’s had little to no success, he’s bound to either prove us wrong or right.  Really, is there any other way?

Jeff Niemann – I told you to grab him last week.  You didn’t tune me out, did you?  I hate when you do that.  Maybe we should see other people.  I hear fantasy baseball (fill-in word for expert) dot com just broke up with their significant other.

James McDonald – Him and Maholm should think about why they’re so available in fantasy leagues.  It just seems, I don’t know, desperate.

Mike Adams – Grab him for potential saves and, if you also own Jon Jay, you can change your team name to The Waiver Wire Fore-Fodders.

Octavio Dotel – Salas has been fine in the closer job, but two hiccups and one mention of how much he liked Rasmus and Dotel could see looks.

Matt Lindstrom – Another totally speculative pick up in case of a trade.  Do I really think Huston Street gets traded?  No, probably not, but you just need to hold Lindstrom until Monday, then drop him if there’s no movement.  Hehe, I said movement.  Also, I could’ve put Bobby Parnell here.  Hey, look, I just did!

Edward Mujica – Looking more and more (and more?) like Nunez isn’t going to be traded, but, just in case, why not grab Mujica?  And instead of chewing gum, chew bacon.


Ian Stewart – Consider Chris Davis here too.  These guys owe me at least five hours of my life back for the amount of times I’ve picked up and dropped them.  To think I once christened Stewart with the Mini-Mini Donkey nickname.  You, sir, are no donkey.  Mini-Mini or otherwise.

Ryan Roberts – This drop is more for mixed leagues.  You and Roberts had a good run.  You originally thought you were drafting Brian Roberts and it turned out much better than you could’ve ever expected.  Now it’s time to move on.

Alfonso Soriano – Member back in April when I kept telling you how good he was?  Because he’s good in April.  We’re pretty far removed from then.  Right now at the plate, Gordon Shumway Soriano looks like he’s on the wrong planet.

Ian Desmond – Alas, he never got on track this year.  Has 3 homers and a .220-something average.  Steals or no steals, that’s p to the athetic.  To be clear, when I wear my flowery doily dress that I nicknamed my Desmond tutu, it’s for Jennings.

  1. Eddy says:

    I’m assuming Pence or Bourn have to be traded in order for Bourgeois to have any value, correct?

    And if you had to assign a percentage, what are the chances of Adams being a closer come Monday?

  2. Kim Cattrall's gray bush says:

    Niemann as a buy down the stretch in the AL East? Dude has been hit harder and more often than me. And I’m stretched out like the fences at Petco.

  3. herschel says:

    @Grey: re: singleton, I understand i may be in the minority, but im a huge fan of baby boy. its like boyz lite with the best ving rhames performance outside of pulp fiction. also, have you had the strawberry shake from lucy’s on labrea? its pretty solid….

  4. chata says:

    @ Grey :
    morgan does have 30 sb potential , but he only has 6 on the year .
    and just 2 in the last month .

  5. Eddy says:

    @Kim Cattrall’s gray bush:

    Niemann has given up 4 ER in his past 27 IP. Two of those starts were Boston and Yanks. I think he’s earned himself a leash. Plus, he gets a few weak opponents (like SEA today).

    Plus, as we turn the corner into the last, full fantasy month of the season, any one who is hot must be picked up.

    Remember Mike Aviles from last year?

  6. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Eddy: re: Adams — 95%; Bourgeois’ been playing anyway.

    @Kim Cattrall’s gray bush: Ha! Yeah, he’s a decent #4 to 5 fantasy starter.

    @herschel: Baby Boy? Really? I’ll have to check it out.

    @chata: Yeah, he’s not good, but the possibility for speed is there.

  7. Hey grey, on the bubble to make the playoffs in my 12 team h2h league, just lost Weeks but can trade him straight up for Utley to the guy in last place. Best guy on waivers is Jemile. 4 player keeper league, but could get by with ellsbury, cargo, hanley and fielder as keepers. Make the deal?

  8. Marqo says:

    Nijer Morgan is a piece of crap! How can you have some piece of trash on your roster?

  9. herschel says:

    @Grey: you havent seen it before? i actually like it better than boyz (if for no other reason it doesnt have the cuba, i was just racially profiled, breakdown scene). it runs on cable semi-regularly….

  10. Eddy says:


    Thanks. I sure hope so on Adams. Got my #1 waiver on him in a league. And as for Bourgeois, I guess you can say that. Though he’s only recently started to, well, start.

    By the way, do you know any website that’s good for movie screening tickets? Chances of running into a promoter in a random location are about as good as winning the lottery.

  11. royce! says:

    Real sorry to do this, but for a weekly league counting OBP and XBH in which my team is so terrible that it’s mostly filled with waiver wire flyers, which 4 of these should I roster?:

    Eric Thames

    And another Q my crap luck necessitates, which SS should I run out there?:


    I should quit this team, but then you’d find yourself with way too much free time.

  12. Heavy Hitters says:

    Hey Grey,

    Was just offered a trade in H2H for my Wright, Asdrubal, and Chacin for the Adverb, Quinten, and Alexi. I have Daniel Murphy to hold down my 3B until ARod returns. If I need a little OF and SP help, I need to do this, right?

    Thanks man. Always enjoy reading.

  13. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Myles Kennefick: Go for it.

    @herschel: I’ll have to look for it.

    @Eddy: No, I don’t know. Aren’t you in LA? Those people are usually at malls…

    @royce!: Reddick, Duda, Allen, Thames… Furcal…

  14. Eddy says:


    Quite the opposite, I’m in Miami. And I ran into one that gave me tickets to Crazy, Stupid Love last week (pretty good movie, to be honest) and he said he goes “wherever his bosses send him”.

    Hmm, I’ll have to track one down, somehow.

  15. Donny Kerabatsos' Ghost says:

    Rangers threatening SD that they are making a move for Bailey rather than Bell due to asking price.

    Better spec add: Dotel or Balfour

  16. MattW says:

    @Grey: H2H 12 team with OBP and SLG instead of AVG: Which of the buys is the best offensive option for a UTIL spot going forward?

  17. TheNewGuy says:

    Just traded Nelly Cruz and Vogelsong for Weaver and Snider. Need pitching bad, particularly WHIP, and am loaded in power (but need AVG!) Ok so Snider’s no AVG guy, but Weaver was the only stud arm seemingly available and he had no better OF fits it seems…addressed one area at least. To make me feel good about the trade, let me know if I did well with it!

  18. Wilsonian says:

    Still wondering about the Stubbs for Jennings deal. If this is my roster (2 of these guys will always be on the bench) do I still do it:

    Napoli, Fielder, Cuddyer, Longo, Tulo, Kemp, J.Up, Quentin, Konerko, Bourn, Andrus, Jennings?

    Thanks man.

  19. DHill Dragons says:

    A while back I proposed how interesting it would be to see Roy Halladay and Hoy Ralladay (aka Charlie Morton) face off.

    Well tonight, my wish has been granted with Clone Wars on the mound in Philly. Do not adjust your sets, you are not hallucinating.

    Should be fun to watch.

  20. Eddy says:

    Yesterday I asked if it was time to move on from Bernadina. Looks like the Nationals were getting tired too.

    He was sent to the minors.

  21. Stache Envy says:

    Hawaii 5-0, Charlie’s Angels, Dallas…is it possible Grey is writing an ALF reboot? Could that have been a subtle hint?

  22. Howard says:

    @Grey What are your thoughts on Snider? He’s only hit one homer in the last two weeks. Droppable for Duda, Matsui, Lee or Jay? Thanks!

  23. Steve says:

    Duda or Freese at the CI? 12 teams, roto.

  24. side says:

    how would u rank, just for the rest of the yr, Duda, Cowgill, Guzman & Alonso?
    Also, who is your bet on who closes for Oakland if Street is traded?

  25. Eng says:

    @Marqo: Haha, if you’re not Chris Volstad you need to lighten up.

  26. Ozzie says:

    I made a deadline deal in a keeper league today. I traded Yovani and my 6th round pick next year for Baker, Ogando and his 3rd round pick next year. I can most likely only keep 1 guy.

    We play with K/BB.

    Thoughts? Which one would you keep?


  27. Radiohead says:

    @Grey … Duda or Venable ROS? I need one to replace Bernadina. Thanks.

  28. chata says:


    i have morgan on my roster because i have higher standards than
    the hall of fame voters .

  29. chata says:

    @DHill Dragons:

    i remember reading your comment .
    good for you …. small victories .
    hope they both go 8 innings .

  30. DHill Dragons says:

    Who do you prefer at Utility tonight?

    Derrek Lee @NYY (Burnett)
    Kelly Johnson @LA (Lilly)
    Jay Bruce vs. SF (Vogelsong)
    Mark Trumbo @DET (Porcello)

    I’m leaning toward Lee or Johnson, but interested in your take.


  31. DHill Dragons says:

    @chata: I’m a Phillies fan so I won’t mind seeing Halladay out there in the 8th, but hopefully Morton will be showered and a spectator by the 6th inning.

  32. TheNewGuy says:

    If Bell ends up in Texas, he’s still closing right?

  33. Abell says:

    Best streamer this weekend?
    Nicasio @SD
    Holland @Tor
    Rubby DLR vs AZ
    Cobb @Sea

  34. chata says:


    verlander for holliday ….. nice .

    but i thought you said , the other day , that your holiday was ruined ?

    stang is a tough old nut .
    you should have seen if you could have gotten him to send you
    a ten dollar bill in the mail …. you know , processing fee .

  35. rascal says:

    In a h2h league would you drop Jordan Zimmerman for Niemann?

  36. Eddy says:


    Mike Adams is on waivers, and as of five minutes ago, so is Bastardo. I can have any I please, but probably won’t get a shot at the other.

    Which can be the closer for the rest of the season, and thus prompt me to use my claim?

  37. The Ghost of Doc Ellis says:

    We are definitely having a laugh.

  38. Steve says:

    @chata: Hah! Yeah figured he could use him and Holliday let’s me build what passes for a hitting foundation for next year. Verlander leaves a hole for sure but as we know, pitching is more easily found than hitting.

  39. sawx10 says:


    Once Lawrie gets going would you take him or J. Weeks?

  40. chata says:

    @DHill Dragons:

    the storm gods may interrupt your clone wars .

  41. royce! says:

    Lawrie is hitting .370 with 3 HR in July. That includes going 1 for 8 at A+, so his AAA numbers since he returned are even better than you listed. Umm…#yabuddy

  42. Chuckles Tiddlesworth says:

    Do you plan out your annual reference to Carly Simon’s “You’re So Vain,” or are they simply driven by random listenings to oldies radio?

  43. yankees2011 says:

    Hey Grey,
    I have a SS issue. I had Drew and then picked up Martinez but it seems he has run his course. Who would you suggest out of the following:


    Thanks much Grey!

  44. Viagra Falls says:

    Do you let Beachy pitch tonight? And, more to the point, do you even still own him?

  45. airweino says:

    Trying to stay in the race for a money spot in my 16 team league, but really hurting for any kind of pitching…

    Do I move my Josh Johnson (Contract thru 2012) for Ryan Dempster, Leo Nunez, and Jon Giavotella?

  46. Get Wiggy With It says:

    Pick 2 for MI/Bench spots: Wiggy, Bloomquist, Lawrie.

  47. Jeff says:

    Rumors of Bailey getting traded, who’s the grab from the A’s bullpen?

  48. Eddy says:

    Pence to Phillies imminent.

    Grey, whom do you prefer if Pence is traded: Pence or Lind?

  49. WDE05 says:

    Billy Butler with another homer? Have I slipped into a “ground hog’s day” alternate universe? He’s hitting one everyday now after only hitting a couple in the first half. 4 days in a row and and 5 in the last 8 games.

  50. chata says:


    who’s the resident in charge of the ‘I Likey Melky’ fan club ?
    i owe back dues .

  51. chata says:


    wanna guess who dropped him the night before he started his streak ?

  52. WDE05 says:


    Haha, sorry bro.

    Don’t look now, but Billy just hit ANOTHER homer. 2 today and 6 in the last 8 games. Apparently he finally got fed up with all of grey’s comments about his moobs and warning track power.

  53. Martin says:

    @grey- what do you think of matt latos? He was just dropped in my 12 team league. Should i pick him up?

  54. black love says:

    pence just got pulled from the game, i guess its a done deal with the phils

  55. DHill Dragons says:

    @black love: Reported to be Pence and cash to the Phils for Jared Cosart, Jonathan Singleton and two lesser prospects to be named.

  56. black love says:

    @DHill Dragons: Thats some lineup in that ball park! Geez

  57. DHill Dragons says:

    Emily Boneface’s hitting streak looks like it will end at 26 games after he grounded out to end the 8th inning amidst an 0-4 effort.

  58. Steve says:

    Of course Freese hits a home run. Dropped him for Duda (before asking above!). Throw in a 1/25 day so far and a sonavabenching from Mini Donkey and it’s good times in the RCL.

  59. Kim Cattrall's gray bush says:

    @Marqo: You should see the rest of his roster.

  60. Exactly says:

    I want to make room to pick up lawrie…trade madson and freese for pagan?

  61. DHill Dragons says:

    If you were to roster 2 of these 3 Blue Jays, who do you pick?


  62. Exactly says:

    Is Pineda getting shut down early?

  63. Kim Cattrall's gray bush says:

    I think the only reason Rudy hasn’t pulled the plug on me yet is the idea that I can be counted as razzball’s potential 4th female reader.

  64. Trick dad says:

    DomoNic brown no longer an everyday player?

  65. Steve says:

    1/33 now and a 1 in AVG.

  66. Exactly says:

    garza, madson, freese for morrow, gregg?

  67. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Trick dad: I like the funky spelling of his name. Him and Ibanez will share time, is my best guess.

    @Steve: Damn

    @Exactly: Garza side

  68. chata says:

    haha .
    gardner …. hissy-fit K to end the game .

  69. The Sequential Hermaphrodite says:

    Drop Bedard for Niese, Nolasco, or Lowe?

  70. DHill Dragons says:

    @Trick dad: Don’t be surprised if he even gets sent to the minors soon. The Phillies want him to keep getting regular at bats, if he’s not getting them with the big club he’ll get them north on the farm.

  71. chata says:

    even the most diehard astro fans have to admit that the team has
    thrown in the towel .
    generations of baseball fans subjected to sub-mediocrity .

    maybe the rocket will make a return .

  72. yankees2011 says:

    Hey Grey,
    Are Floyd and/or Cecil worth an add? I have P. Hughes and even possibly T. Snider that I could drop.

    Thanks much Grey.

  73. SwaggerJackers says:

    Does anyone have an overall listing of a 12 team snake draft pick order? For example, if I have pick 11, my next pick is 14 and then….???

    @VinsWins: I know you had this in a spreadsheet before the season started but since then my harddrive crashed and I lost it.

  74. Steve says:

    1/37. Gone from 1st to 4th today. Jesus.

  75. Nick says:

    @Grey: hahaha, you say sell Roberts and he is currently 2 for 2 with a bomb…not so fast

  76. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Steve: Ouch

    @Nick: It’s the reverse sell jinx.

  77. chata says:


    just saw the mugshot that mlbtv uses for ken rosenthal .
    looks like that guy that use to be the afflac duck , with a bit of a perm .

  78. DHill Dragons says:

    Grey, with the move of Bautista to 3rd, the acquisition of Rasmus, and the emergence of Thames in the outfield, where do you see the Jays getting Lawrie playing time when he gets the call? 2nd Base in place of Hill?

  79. ruah says:

    Anibel or Cobb tomorrow? I have had Anibel for a while but like Cobb’s chances more for the win. He would be my best option to drop. Hold or get Cobb?

  80. Wilsonian says:

    I have Walden, Kimbrel, Rauch and Venters. Would you drop any of them for Lawrie in a 16 Team H2H Keeper? Obviously not Walden or Kimbrel…

  81. chata says:


    your response to #28 is technically incorrect .

    the correct answer is andrew bailey , i believe .

  82. Steve says:

    @Grey: Haven’t had a day of hitting over .270 since the ASB. Unbelievable.

  83. Steve says:

    And plenty below .240.

  84. K76154 says:

    Can’t bear with Alexei Ramirez anymore. Drop him for Rafael Furcal? Furcal has been hot last week or so, and he is capable of doing it if he stays healthy, which is the hardest part. Or drop Rasmus/Maybin for Furcal and bench Alexei first?

  85. Wilsonian says:

    Thanks man.

    Who’d you rather have for the rest of the year: Cecil or Niese?

  86. chata says:


    have penciled in humber for his 7pm start vs lester .

    not sure about this one .
    guess i need you to convince me not to gamble with this long-shot .
    (it gets boring around here) .

    p.s. wonderful start by niemann vs the mariners last night .

  87. royce! says:

    Furbush to SEA, Fister and Pauley to DET. Gotta be good for Fister’s chances to finally record a win. Also good for Furbush, for everything except wins.

  88. Wilsonian says:

    @Grey: one more for the road… Niese or Vazquez?

  89. Wilsonian says:

    Trivia Time!!!

    Who has been the Majors’ best hitter for the month of July?!?

  90. Wilsonian says:

    @Wilsonian: If you answered Mike Napoli you would be correct!

    Tell me again why he plays only 4 or 5 times a week?

  91. zeke says:


    Price or Jimenez? (if Jimenez is dealt to a contender)

    Price or Jimenez? (if he stays at Coors)


  92. Grey

    Grey says:

    @chata: I wouldn’t go near Humber in that start.

    @royce!: I think Seattle can appreciate a Furbush.

    @Wilsonian: Niese

    @Wilsonian: Wow, I was about to say Bonifacio until you answered.

    @zeke: Price…Price

  93. Wilsonian says:

    @Grey: they said on the Rangers broadcast that he was hitting .436 for July and then he got another hit.

  94. royce! says:

    @Grey: Ha! You are absolutely right.

    I am hoping that SEA will return Furbush to starting. Hopefully he’ll get to start against his trade partner soon. If SEA played it right in the media, Fister/Furbush could be a sellout.

  95. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Wilsonian: Hmm…

    @royce!: Fister and Furbush on both sides of a doubleheader would’ve been nice.

  96. Oilcan Giuseppe says:

    Grey:start Pineda today @Safeco vs TB?

    10 team 8×8 h2h

  97. Oilcan Giuseppe says:

    what do y’think of Holland?….this guy has been torturing me for two years now.he’s always on waivers,and I always pick him up after a couple of good starts and he ALWAYS rewards me w/ a huge turd of a start immediately afterwards.If he finishes this game that will be 4/5 starts w/out an earned run,three of them complete games.

  98. Steve says:

    Have we seen the best of Lind this year or does he still have some love to give? Hitless again, though I’m not surprised by that anymore.

  99. Howard says:

    I hope Furbush won’t be staying at the Edgewater Hotel…

  100. chata says:


    sit him vs lefties

  101. Oilcan Giuseppe says:

    @Steve: I get the same feeling.Im in the process of trying to trade him right now.I need a SP.Im being offered either Gio or Scherzer,but I feel like I need more for a guy who is still hitting round .285/19/59.Of course the longer I wait,the less attractive Lind appears.

  102. Oilcan Giuseppe says:

    @chata: he’s actually hitting .306 vs lefties,compared to .274 vs righties.

  103. herschel says:

    @Grey: moreland vs the federalist in weekly roto leagues, ros? thanks…

  104. chata says:

    @Oilcan Giuseppe:

    wow . that’s better than expected .
    looks like he’s made the transition to 1st base rather well .
    why are you guys so anxious to ditch him ?
    has he lost OF eligibility ??

  105. herschel says:

    @Grey: currently starting keljo at 2nd. could probably swing mike adams for daniel murphy. should i wait and see if bell gets traded and try to get someone better or trade him now?

  106. Oilcan Giuseppe says:

    @chata: in my league he’s still 1B/OF eligible,but next yr only 1B and I have Fielder.Plus,I have Braun,Crawford,Morse,Gordon and Bossman for OF and I really need another SP.I would rather trade Morse or Bossman,but Lind gets the best offers.

  107. Steve says:

    Not looking to trade him. Just in a black funk about how badly my teams are hitting – seeking any crumb of reassurance.
    Longoria hitting fifth…

  108. chata says:

    @Oilcan Giuseppe:

    pick a side … jh peralta / magglio …. or elvis / nyger

    thanks .

  109. Steve says:

    Elvis side for me.

  110. royce! says:

    Uehara to TEX for Davis and Hunter. Maybe the change of scenery will help Davis reach Bill James’ projections. I’m guessing not.

  111. Eddy says:

    Ugh. I don’t know what this does to the Bell talks.

  112. royce! says:

    Cards or Jays, I’m reading. Padres could just keep him too. Theyre asking a lot bc they’ll still get some good picks if they just keep him (and he signs elsewhere in 2012).

  113. Eddy says:


    I saw the Cards were a ‘fringe’ team. Damn it. Just spent my #1 waiver on Adams yesterday.

  114. Oilcan Giuseppe says:

    @chata: i like elvis.

  115. Dean says:

    I’ve been sitting here trying to imagine tomorrow nights post title. Lets see if I can guess it.

    Fister Furbush inspires guys to start slapping balls into the gap

    After Fister Furbush, bats are guaranteed to get hot

    Will Fister Furbush maneuver guarantee more homeruns?

    With Jack Z jockeying to secure younger talent will fister furbush help loosen things up south of downtown?

  116. chata says:


    no one gets past 2nd base on furbush , reportedly .

  117. Dean says:

    Furbush/Fister leaves gaping hole on Mariner’s mound

  118. chata says:

    mike aviles traded to the sawx !!

    don’t bother adjusting your rosters .

  119. chata says:


    talk is that …. when lowrie returns from the dl , aviles will be sent
    down to 3a to learn how to play the outfield .

  120. Steve says:

    Freese again. F*** me.

  121. chata says:


    i have a 1 for 28 going , so far .
    not that you’ll feel any better , but you’re not alone .

  122. royce! says:

    And I started Bumgarner. Thought hard about benching him, but decided I was being too clever. Not clever enough, it turns out.

  123. Wilsonian says:

    It looks like Izzy isn’t going anywhere, so would you take him or Guerra for the rest of the year if Izzy stays in the closer role?

  124. The Spaceman says:

    @ Grey

    Hadn’t dropped a line in awhile, but have been reading routinely as always. After a few years, you still crack me up man. Rocking stuff of late as always! Quick question here; I was offered Rasmus for my Trumbo. Stats, etc aside… who would you prefer? For some reason, I see Rasmus having a great 2nd half in Toronto. Enjoy the remainder of the deadline weekend, as well as the plethora of Fister/Furbush jokes. Ha! (They are quite entertaining) Peace, The Spaceman

    The Spaceman

  125. Rob says:

    Just heard on radio Ubaldo to Cleveland for prospects. Waiting for details.

  126. Oilcan Giuseppe says:

    Pomeranz,White and McBride all pulled from their minor league game.Ubaldo pulled from his start.Kinda sucks,I was looking forward to a Petco start from Ubaldo.

  127. Oilcan Giuseppe says:

    @royce!: dont feel bad,I started Bumgarner and benched Pineda.

  128. Oilcan Giuseppe says:

    looks like Ubaldo is starting.Any Ubaldo owners?….what do y’think about getting out of Coors,but pitching in the AL?

  129. Oilcan Giuseppe says:

    wow….I really wish they would have pulled Ubaldo from this start.He is getting lit up in Petco.damn it.

  130. Kim Cattrall's gray bush says:

    Pomeranz and Alex White will work. The Rocks pitching depth is horrid. It speaks volumes that Nicasio doesn’t even have a curve and he’s been a mainstay in the rotation.

  131. Wilsonian says:

    Which side: Quentin/Andrus or Pence/either Kelly Jo, Lawrie, Espinosa, Hardy? I have Tulo at SS now.

  132. Fletch says:

    With all the trades….please rank Harden, Oswalt, Kuroda and Fister.

  133. Wilsonian says:

    @Wilsonian: could add the always popular Pedro Alvarez to the list, too.

  134. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:

    If I can’t start Ubaldo @SD, is he startable anywhere at this point? Barely rhetorical…


  135. Feeding the Abscess

    Feeding the Abscess says:

    I’m off the Derrek Lee train. Went from one of the very best RHB parks to one of the very worst.

  136. chata says:

    orlando cabrera gets to leave cleveland and move to san francisco .

  137. Black Beard says:

    Assuming Storen goes to MIN and Bell gets traded…

    How would you rank Adams, Clippard and Nathan if they were each closing in their respective cities (SD, WAS, MIN)?

  138. Oilcan Giuseppe says:

    @Black Beard: Adams,Nathan,Clippard….I love Adams.26 Hits in 48 innings and two HR.He is possibly the most consistent,reliable RP in baseball,closer or otherwise.

  139. Oilcan Giuseppe says:

    Grey:10 team 8×8 h2h,could you rank these SP’s for me?….thnks.


  140. Howard says:

    @Grey Duda or Rasmus? Rasmus is 0 for Canada!

  141. Wilsonian says:

    Bourn to the Braves.

  142. Feeding the Abscess

    Feeding the Abscess says:

    @Black Beard: If Storen is traded, Clippard leads MLB in SwStr%. Just sayin.

  143. chata says:


    # 151 is the funniest posting on this page .
    how the heck to you find this shizz ?

  144. AL KOHOLIC says:

    @Grey: gordon or bloomquist

  145. chata says:


    took your advice and sat humber yesterday .

    suppose karstens is an even worse try today .

    and , you know what ? let me get this out of the way before the rush ….
    morrow is an idiot . those K’s just aren’t worth getting killed in the
    other categories .

  146. Grey

    Grey says:

    @AL KOHOLIC: Gordon

    @chata: I’d sit Karstens in some leagues — 14 and under.

  147. AL KOHOLIC says:

    @Grey: thought so,thanks,Damn i grabbed harden in a few leagues for wins last night when he was said to be going to boston,quick drop coming now

  148. chata says:


    a commenter (i forget which one) alerted me to the fact that , due to strength of schedule , narveson should be able to whip off 3 wins in a row .
    (who was that masked man ?)

    well , he squeaked by the cubs last tuesday , and today’s match-up vs the
    pence-less astros at home looks pretty good .
    (no jinxes , no double-reverse whammies , please)

    that said , i think that even though you don’t draft for wins , you certainly
    can play for them …. and i want to say thanks to whichever loyal reader
    it was that pointed me in narveson’s direction .

  149. chata says:


    don’t be so quick .
    maybe at the end of next week .

  150. Exactly says:

    J. Upton/Garza or Weaver/Francouer?

  151. Terrence Mann says:

    Zona traded Allen for Ziegler? Really?

  152. royce! says:

    Mike Adams to TEX for Joe Wieland and Robbie Erlin. Quite a pen TEX is putting together.

  153. royce! says:

    @Terrence Mann: Apparently the A’s think they’re a football team. With Carter and now Allen, they have at least two linemen.

  154. royce! says:

    @Grey: Care to hazard a guess regarding how often OAK will play Allen? They gave Carter like a week or two and then demoted him, and I’m afraid they’ll do the same with Allen. Plus Connor Jackson’s been one of the best hitters in baseball lately.

  155. TheNewGuy says:

    All this trades and big Bell hasn’t gone anywhere yet! Should us fantasy owners be worried, the Yankees rumours are not what we wanted to hear! Traded by the end of the day?

  156. TheNewGuy says:

    Oh and if the Friars decide to trade Bell and adams, who’s the smart add for saves. Gregorson?

  157. Eddy says:

    Not only did I use my #1 waiver for Adams, but I also traded for Clippard. Both are shaping up to be big ass wastes.

    Adams worth holding onto, Grey?

  158. TheNewGuy says:

    Time to cut Bucholtz? Sounds like he might need surgery and he’s not even currently on my DL as I’ve got too many injured guys. Pick up Holland for him? Kids been dealing in all apart from one start recently.

  159. Howard says:

    @Bill James Do you think Chris Davis will be able to replicate his SABR rattling AAA numbers as the Orioles’ everyday first-baseman?

  160. Exactly says:

    Best MI to pick up for next week? Scutaro, Sizemore, Furcal, Plouffe, Altuve, A. Hill?

  161. Eddy says:


    Well, Heyman confirmed that Feliz will still be closer. No point in holding onto Adams then.

  162. Grey

    Grey says:

    @royce!: Such a lousy park… Not sure it matters, but maybe they give him the rest of this year playing him 5 times a week at first.

    @TheNewGuy: Gregerson

    @Eddy: Nope

    @TheNewGuy: Yes

    @Howard: Ha!

    @Exactly: Furcal

  163. Steve says:

    @royce!: How did you end up in first?


  164. Wilsonian says:

    What’s up with Snider? Is he not getting any PT now? He didn’t start yesterday or today.

  165. Wilsonian says:

    Also, what do you think of Bedard’s numbers going forward after getting dealt to the BoSox?

  166. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Wilsonian: Might sit vs. lefties. Should get more PT than Davis. Don’t think Bedard changes all that much. Few tougher matchups, not as good a park, but he’s an injury waiting to happen.

  167. Carl Spackler says:

    5×5 [email protected]
    Travis Snider or Jason Bourgeois?

    My other OF’s are JUp, Pence, Lind, Maybin

  168. Wilsonian says:

    @Grey: Hmmm, I’m not liking Snider on the pine. I’m really counting on him in my 16 Team H2H league. I’m on the verge of looking for a replacement.

    I’m assuming you wouldn’t take Bedard over Anibal, then? I just like pitchers who are decent and have a monster lineup supporting them.

  169. elwood blues says:

    nl 4×4 .. i just lost Rasmus, adams, and B.allen, so I have 3 holes to fill.

    I am in 3rd place in our 12 team league. I guy who is dumping in our keeper league is basically offering Keppinger, Bourgeous, and Ethier for my $1 murphy.

    I am actually debating whether to blow up my team. we have to keep at least 7 players with a salary cap statrting at $260.. and wth my losses most of the players I have left are free agents and high-priced players.

    Go for the trade.. or look to recover prospects?? top 4 teams in our league win some sort of money. I think 1st place is out of the question.

  170. Steve Stevenson says:

    H2H cats league, BB, K and OPS count–Bourgeois or Abreu?

  171. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:

    @Grey: Now that Allen’s been moved, do you expect a Goldschmidt call-up soon? If so, do you expect more Trumbo-like or Rizzo-like production this year?

  172. Steve says:

    Up against Zobrist this week. Won’t be sorry to see the back of that bastard.

  173. AL KOHOLIC says:

    f rodriquez gets the win and f rodriquez takes the loss in the houston vs brewers game

  174. royce! says:

    @Steve: I think you summarized it pretty well in a recent rant about Lind and the remainder of your RCL team! Kidding…sort of. Mostly it’s because of Upton and Jennings.

  175. royce! says:

    @Big Magoo: Goldschmidt has been called up already

  176. Steve says:

    @royce!: Ah. Jennings has been good.

    I can’t believe how bad my hitting has been. It’s like someone just turned off a switch, and ever since it’s been like watching a car crash in slow motion, to completely mix my metaphors.

  177. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:

    @royce!: Thanks for the info

  178. AL KOHOLIC says:

    @Big Magoo: reports say he is called up

  179. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:

    @AL KOHOLIC, @royce!: Yeah, I figured the trade would mean a Goldschmidt call-up, but didn’t know if they would call him up immediately or try to ride Nady til Sept.

  180. Wilsonian says:

    Sean Rod looking like he’s heating up. Might look at him over Snider.

  181. McBainus says:

    @Grey: Start Dempster vs. Cardinals/Westbrook tonight?

  182. WDE05 says:


    I’m having trouble talking myself into ditching Ryan Roberts. I was getting close and then your “sell” on him almost put me over the top, but its tough to drop him after this weekend…. 6/9, 2HRs, 4 r, 3 ribs, 4BBs.

  183. elwood blues says:

    yeah. I am going for it. I don’t give up easy. Here’s a question bid on j.d. Martinez and drop torres.. Or wait until next wee and bid on goldie or d-lee and drop nix

  184. Wilsonian says:

    @Wilsonian: what do you think of Sean-Rod over Snider? He’s got multiple position eligibility and he looks like he’s heating up. He’d just be a fill-in/Utility guy.

  185. Steve says:

    Jesus – they need to get Hernandez out of there. I need the Hold, not the Save.

  186. Steve says:

    @Steve: Thanks.

  187. Steve says:

    @Steve: Assuming Motte doesn’t get a Hold in the late game, that raggedy-assed effort from Hernandez just got me a totally undeserved tie in my H2H matchup this week.

  188. strugz says:

    What do you think of giving Reyes, Hafner, Joyce for Bruce, Stanton, Gordon in a H2H league with OBP instead of AVG?

    Reyes is obviously the best player in the deal but I need HRs/RBIs. A combo of Emily B. and Dee Gordo would be the Reyes replacement. What do ya say?

  189. strugz says:

    Whoa, I can see how that could be confusing. The Gordon I would be receiving is Alex Gordon. (I already own Dee).


  190. Steve says:

    @Grey: How do you feel about Javy against the Mets tomorrow? 12 teams…

  191. Chris says:

    Best start for the next weekly period:

    C Lewis @ DET, vs CLE
    Morrow vs BAL
    J Vazquez @ NYM, vs STL
    Scrub on the wire with a good single matchup

    Currently have Lewis slotted, but I’m worried due to the 9 ER he gave up last time he played DET.

  192. Wilsonian says:

    @Grey: what did you think about my question regarding Snider or Sean Rod? I think it was #204.

  193. Steve says:

    @Grey: Know what I’m not feeling great about? Danny Espinosa. Dude has one hit in the last week or something.

    Rough with the smooth, rough with the smooth, rough with the……

  194. AL KOHOLIC says:

    im not finding goldschmidt in the yahoo pool yet,are you serrious

  195. Steve says:

    @AL KOHOLIC: Hah – if we’re only 8 teams again next year you won’t need all those rooks.

  196. yankees2011 says:

    Hey Grey,
    I am considering adding Bourgeois and dropping Snider. However, that would give me Bourgeois, Maybin and B. Upton on my bench with only one Util. slot to fill. Would you make the add and if so, who would you start? I seem to be running short in Steals lately.

    Thanks much Grey!

  197. Exactly says:

    furcal or bartlett?

  198. nyydj2 says:

    LaRussa with another brilliant bullpen play tonight, he must be getting bored again now with no Colby to fck with.

  199. AL KOHOLIC says:

    @Steve: yeah plus none of them are producing enough to matter except jennings,whom you scarfed up while i was in illinois for my birthday,my mom lives in the country in southern ill. no service for cell phones or anything unless you walk out in the yard and sometimes get a signal,they only have dial up and that takes like 30 minutes to get to yahoo,sign in,see that he was called up,and add him,serriously

  200. AL KOHOLIC says:

    @yankees2011: bourgeois could run crazy here on in,plus he is hitting 3rd for some added rbi from a sb guy

  201. Steve says:

    @AL KOHOLIC: Sounds like one of those reality shows where you go back in history and live as people lived back then.

  202. Wilsonian says:

    @AL KOHOLIC: you gotta watch out for those guys stuck out in southern Illinois. Luckily I live in Marion, and don’t run into that issue here. I’d be pretty pissed if I did… It would cut into my baseball addiction big time. Oh, and I noticed Goldy wasn’t in Yahoo yet a few weeks ago. Why the hell are they so slow?

  203. Terrence Mann says:

    @Wilsonian: It’s yahoo. They rooned about 5 million ff championships last fall by giving a qb eligibility at Wr.

  204. AL KOHOLIC says:

    @Steve: @Wilsonian: yeah the younger kids hate it because they cant play on thier phones all night but it is kind od nice to have everyone playing games and such without the phones

  205. Wilsonian says:

    @AL KOHOLIC: yeah, it’s definitely good for that. But it would kill my fantasy teams in baseball and football. Marion’s service is petty good all over the place. Didn’t you say you were from up around Centralia?

  206. herschel says:

    @Grey: nicasio or cobb, standard roto ros?

  207. Steve says:

    @Grey: What are you doing with Espinosa? Benching him or suffering through it?

  208. AL KOHOLIC says:

    @Wilsonian: yeah salem actually,my mom is in iuka by the state park

  209. herschel says:

    @Grey: need runs, sbs and avg in a weekly roto league, who do you like better next week?

    span (3 @ ana, 3 vs cws)
    maybin (3 vs lad, 3 @ pit)


  210. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Steve: I’m suffering through, but we don’t have any options.

    @herschel: Maybin

  211. chata says:

    it’s after 3 am .
    post , already .

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