It seems like every year around this time I make Mark Teixeira a prime breakout candidate.  Why can’t he hit in April?  Does he need mittens?  His last three Aprils have produced a .245 average and 9 homers in 261 ABs.  No other month is close to that bad.   Last year, he got it going in May.  The year before he waited until June.  At some point, he’s always turns on the heat.  His park is terrific, his lineup equally so.  He’s always healthy, his HR/FB and BABIP are both low for him.  Yadda3.  There’s no reason to think there won’t be a turn around, bright eyes.  PABST stands for Post All-Star Break Stats Teixeira.  As in, drink it up, cause that’s all you’re getting, you lush.  Anyway, here’s some more players to buy and sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Luke Scott – Great Scott?  Hmm… Seems to be too much hyperbole.  How about Like Luke?  Yeah, that works better even if it’s not quite as exciting.  You won’t want Luke Scott for longer than another week or two.  He is this week’s random outfielder that can give you power for a few days/week.

Nate McLouth – Pretend this blurb is written in off-white, since this is a very faint Buy.

Jonny Gomes – Jonny Bat could be a longer term pickup than Luke Scott, but probably not by much.  Whatever though, he’s hitting .500 over the last week with 2 homers.

Brennan Boesch – Doesn’t he sound like a proprietor of a German pub?  Maybe he’s married to St. Pauli’s Girl.  Either hoo, he has an opening for everyday playing time and he’s hitting.  Had solid power in the minors.  Don’t sleep on Boesch! (Because it’ll probably be uncomfortable.  Seriously, man, get a cot.)

Corey Hart – One of the few hitters on this list that could have value for longer than a few weeks.  If Hart gets back to the 20/20 guy he was not that long ago, he’s ownable everywhere.

Corey Patterson – Sticking with the Corey theme, Patterson is the leadoff hitter and… Yeah, it’s hard for me to muster too much enthusiasm for him.  Steals are a bit all I’d expect, so SAGNOF on that.

Jason Donald – I wonder if he’s related to Donald Faison… Eh, probably not.  Donald won’t wow you with anything unless he gets hot.  He could stay at the top of the order though, so you might get Runs.  Then again, it’s the Indians.  Yeah, this is a lukewarm Buy.

Francisco Cervelli – The Great Gazoo!  If you don’t know what that reference is referring to, you really gotta see this guy at bat.  Holy crap, he’s the splitting image.  Or is it spitting image?  That always trips me up.  Cervelli will give you average while he’s hitting.  May not last for long, but it only needs to last for another month while Posada’s foot heals.

Freddy Sanchez – Lord knows the Giants equipment manager is rooting for him so the work he did on the initials on Jonathan Sanchez’s jersey wasn’t for nothing.  That’s-a-my best jay period ever! Yes, the Giants equipment manager is an Old World Italian.  Sanchez can give you average, it’s a’ight.

Ian Kennedy – On April 9th, in the 2nd Buy/Sell of the season, I told you to buy Kennedy.  He’s now up to 23% owned in ESPN.  Even assuming 60% of ESPN leagues are already abandoned, that’s poor.  Give me your password and I’ll pickup Kennedy for you.

Kris Medlen – You’ve heard me tout him before, I don’t want your ears to bleed.

Chris Perez – We ain’t done with you yet, Mullet Man.

Aaron Heilman – I don’t think Heilman’s really that good, but, as of right now, he might be the tallest midget in the pen.

Carlos Villanueva – SAGNOF!  Todd Coffey, same shizz, different player.  I even grabbed LaTroy Hawkins in one league to stash on my DL, but he is a Cuddle Boy, so his rosterable time may be limited because he could desTroy your ratios.

SELL

Aroldis Chapman – So far in Triple-A, he’s sporting a 1.63 WHIP, walking guys and now has a blister.  He’s only 22 and as I said in the comments the other day, “I heard (Aroldis) compared to Randy Johnson and that seems apt.   It’s both a compliment and an insult.  As we learned last week, Johnson was wild as any turkey ever was.”  And that’s me cutting and pasting me!  I wouldn’t drop Aroldis, but I would look at trading him, since sources are now saying he may not come up in June.  Must be important otherwise why would sources bother talking about him?  There’s so many other things sources could talk about like Sandra Bullock’s divorce, the BP oil spill, the upcoming Biggest Loser finale… Speaking of which, I have a theory about The Biggest Loser.  Because it doesn’t work into the inspiration story the producers are trying to tell, they never mention the obscene amounts of sex going on in the house.  Think about it, for so long these women didn’t want anyone to see how they looked and God forbid anyone were to touch them.  Now, they’re feeling sexy, confident and horny.  I lost 7 pounds this week, let’s have an orgy on the rowing machine! It’s like Hedonism for fat people.

Jose Bautista – He’s hitting .242 with 12 homers.  So let’s be realistic, do you think he’ll continue to hit homers at a 20% HR/FB clip and surpass his previous career high in homers by, say, 25?  Or do you think he’ll go homeless man cold and be droppable in another month?  I usually say don’t trade for closers, but I’d take just about any closer in a trade for Bautista.

Alex Gonzalez – Hey, I’m like a housewife because I’m hating on the BJ’s.  Honestly, not sure what you can even get for this poor man’s A-Gon, but he hit .289 in April and .240 so far in May.  In April, he hit 7 homers; in May, he hit 3.  May is way more in line with what you should expect going forward.

Justin Morneau – I know, he’s the cornerstone of your offense and you kinda want to strangle me now that I’ve said Morneau is a sell.  WHY DO YOU MAKE ME CRY, GREY?!  Sorry, Mr. Caps, it’s not my intention.  OH, NO WORRIES THEN.  Morneau’s BABIP is only surpassed by Kearns and Austin Jackson.  And you should know how I feel about those two schmohawks.  Morneau’s HR/FB is pretty far above his career norm too.  Then you throw in Morneau’s wonky back and you have a recipe for a huge fall in value sometime soon.  May not be tomorrow, may not be next week, but change will come, nephew.  I wouldn’t sell Morneau for a bag of Funyuns, but I’d listen to offers.

 
  1. Ryan says:
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    Trade Morneau, Javy Vazquez, Buchholz for Pablo and Tommy Hanson?

  2. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Ryan: It’s fair, but Buchholz gives me pause in making the deal.

  3. William says:
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    @Grey – Would you rank Medlen ahead of Clayton Richard?

  4. ABell says:
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    would you cut bait with Quentin to pick up raul ibanez who just hit waivers?

  5. Ryan says:
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    @Grey Also have Ubaldo, Johnny Sanchez, Price, Hamels, Slowey, Holland, and Floyd. Pitching depth sway one way or another?

  6. Tony says:
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    @Grey: ur loving bucholznuts arent you grey?

  7. crews says:
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    @Grey: You’re probably thinking of “The Biggest Loser with Ron Jeremy” on Spice.
    On Morneau, my Spidey sense has been tingling for a while…I own him on two teams and I KNOW he isn’t a .360 hitter and I KNOW that for the last few games every time he puts a bat on the ball it’s a hit AND he’s been missing A LOT…thanks for confirming my ulcer.

  8. Howie says:
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    @Grey: I need steals and saves… I am faring well in the HR/RBI dept…

    Do I dare offer Hanley and A. Chapman for Rollins and Broxton? Note…keeper league and I got Chapman for $1..if I chose to keep I would pay $2 for him next year and $4 the next.

    Thanks…

  9. Tony says:
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    @Howie: not even close to enough for hanley, i auto accept that, especially with Rollins fresh back off the DL. Not even close.

  10. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @William: Ricard (at home), Medlen, Richard (away)…

    @ABell: Yup

    @Ryan: You have more than enough pitching, I’d want Morneau there.

    @Tony: I do like him. Someone read what I wrote yesterday and offered me him for Capps and I had to turn him down.

    @crews: Ah, yes. Yup re: Morneau.

    @Howie: I’d want Hanley there.

  11. Pat says:
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    The only problem I see with your post is that I would deal anyone short of big Albert for a bag of Funyuns.

  12. Howard says:
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    @Grey We must on the same wavelength, I traded Morneau for Tex the other day! tks

  13. and1mcgee says:
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    @Howie: I’d rather have Hanley’s side. Hanley alone is good for that deal.

  14. Buddo Chezuski says:
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    Grey, if I felt good about my pitching would you trade Hamels for Kendry Morales?

  15. Bill Lumbergh says:
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    Grey- Medlen is tempting, but I’d have to drop Olsen or Harang for him. 12 tm H2H dynasty points league. Thanks!

  16. Wilsonian says:
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    In a 16 Teamer, H2H – do you like Holland or Medlen better for the long term?

  17. NukeLaDouche says:
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    Are people playing ol’ Brad OneCent versus the Angels in the Lou tonight? I’m not a fan of playing NL pitchers against AL teams but I am a fan of wins, low ERAs, curling up with a good book, and long walks on the beach.

  18. Slam says:
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    @Grey: Hey, I got boned by Asdrubal and I’m trying to get Stephen Drew to replace him. I know he’s hot and it’s probably not a great time to buy, but what would be a fair trade offer among these pitchers for drew: Cueto, Liriano, Nolasco, Hamels, Wade Davis, Cecil…

  19. tooms says:
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    How do you feel about Jeff Francis?? Pickupable?

  20. Harry Plopper says:
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    @Grey: I just got a blockbuster trade proposed to me. Im in an 11 team 5 keeper roto league. A few weeks ago i traded a lot for Hanley. Now a kid just sent me this offer.
    He Gets:
    Casey Mcghee
    Carlos Gonzalez
    Stephen Strasburg
    Clayton Kershaw

    I Get:
    Albert Pujols
    Jose Guillen
    Nick Swisher
    Tim Hudson

    Outside of Pujols he isn’t offering anything. I would propbably drop most of those guys. I was thinking of switching out Strasburg for Chapman. But then My 5 keepers are more crowded. Hanley and Pujols are locks. Then i have Heyward, Weiters, THanson, Strasburg, Votto and Kinsler. I kinda want to send him Votto instead of CGonz. And if i give up Mcghee i have a huge hole at thrid to be filled by Jose Lopez. I think i have to turn this offer down but the door is open for a counter offer. Its just sooo tempting to lock up Pujols and Hanley for the next 5 years.

  21. Harry Plopper says:
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    I think im sending this counter offer.
    Chapman, Kershaw, Votto for Pujols and Garland.

    Any thoughts? (I would be getting Pujols)

  22. DrEasy says:
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    There’s too many SAGNOFs on waivers (Villanueva, Chris Perez) and not enough room on my roster. Doh!

  23. Donnie Baseball says:
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    @Chomp Samba:
    Ha!!!

  24. Matt says:
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    I was offered Jimmy Rollins for Kelly Johnson and Phill Hughes. Do I make the deal?

  25. and1mcgee says:
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    @Matt: i’d want Rollins

  26. kwak says:
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    Would you trade Prince and Austin Jackson for Braun?

    I’ve got plenty of 1B with Prince, Votto, Reynolds and Ike Davis.

    I heart Ryan Braun.

    Giving up too much? I’d slot Corey Patterson into the OF while waiting for Grandy to come off the DL.

  27. William says:
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    @Grey – Rank ’em

    Scott Olsen, Clayton Richard, Kris Medlen

  28. Shane says:
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    In a H2H league, please rank:

    JD Drew, Garrett Jones, McLouth, Hart

    We count R, 2B, 3B, HR, RBI, SB, AVG. . . . would be benching Damon and his 5 gm sched next week.

  29. Jonathan says:
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    Ok, so I offered D. Lee/Pence for Adrian Gonzalez, and it was countered with Carlos Pena for Garza.

    I would be trading away Garza.

    10 team roto… 5×5. My SP consists of Garza, Weaver, Cain, Jonathan Sanchez, Jaime Garcia, Kershaw and Happ (DL)

    Thoughts?

  30. @Grey: Corey Hart’s a big IF (both capped). I had him, dropped him, probably grab him again, unless Torres impresses me. Scott’s still available but how long will his hotness last? Last year he went back to being ‘meh’ as the calender turned to June.

    Cervelli’s impresses me a lot. Solid hitter and enough speed to score from 2nd.

  31. dj says:
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    what’s the highest price you guys would pay for beckett right now? is ludwick too high?

  32. timSTi says:
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    @Grey: I’m currently rostering Gomes + Hart. If I have a need for SAGNOF should I drop either for Patterson?

  33. @dj: to think that’s even a question is cringe worthy. I think I might move ludwick for becks if my hitting was all good and I needed an arm.

    Might be too much risk to stomach though.

  34. Trying to observe your pick a caycher and leave’em rule, but I can’t help but feeling yawnstipated by Bengie Molina’s solid average and lack of anything else. Then, the Great Gazoo landed (funny shot ChompSamba). Would picking him up make me a dum-dum? If so howabout Max Ram (starting Fri. & Saturday) for upside, or Doumit because I own no other Pirates? Thanks.

  35. Steve says:
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    Morneau-Gonzalez for Tulo and Pablo or
    Morneau-Gonzalez for Teixiera and Pedroia?

  36. Trevor says:
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    Dave bush going against minnesota tonight? Start or sit in a 16 team roto? Ive got him riding pine right now due to the brewers ineptitudes lately but I feel like this is going to be a gem and my gut isnt to bad when it comes the my hometown team. Though is could be an absolute shellacking which I will not be fond of one bit.

  37. dj says:
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    @3FingersBrown:

    haha. yeah unfortunately my pitching is in shambles. i already have longoria, braun, miggy and werth. so my pitching #1-2 is basically lester and cueto.

  38. DrEasy says:
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    How will Nolasco and his decreased velocity fair tonight against an AL team (admittedly, it’s only the White Sox)?

  39. @dj: I’d take a shot at him. My pitching’s in similar shape and I could use a reliable SP. Beckett’s owner’s been trying to pawn him off on me all year, but I haven’t bitten.

    I had a three way deal going that would send him Jeter. Beckett would be shipped for Bailey and Gardner and I would get Gardner and Bartlett.

    Deal fell through when Bailey’s owner lost Lidge to the DL.

  40. Professor Chaos says:
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    @Grey: His Howard and Johnson (Josh) for my Pujols? Yikes, that sounded dirty.

  41. TonyCino says:
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    12 team, roto 10×10.
    Would you drop Liriano for either Medlen or Ely?

  42. genghis chone says:
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    Rank these middling outfielders please: J.D. Drew, Colby Rasmus, Corey Hart, Krispie Young

  43. Bill Lumbergh says:
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    @TonyCino: No

  44. Bill Lumbergh says:
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    @genghis chone: Rasmus, Hart, Young, Drew

  45. Bill Lumbergh says:
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    @DrEasy: I’m starting him. *fingers crossed*

  46. chris says:
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    Hey Guys What are your collective thoughts on this? I have Granderson coming off the DL in about a week or so. Who would you drop? Heyward, Hamilton, Bruce, or Guerrero? My other OF is Holliday who I won’t be dropping. Decisions, decisions.

  47. genghis chone says:
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    @TonyCino:
    yeah, no way

  48. Bill Lumbergh says:
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    @dj: I’d definitely target Beckett in a keeper. In a re-draft, I’d still probably swap Ludwick for Beckett, depending on what’s available for replacement.

  49. Grey

    Grey says:
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    Guys, I’m at the doctor… Don’t worry, I’m day-to-day, but you guys need to help out each for a couple of hours.

  50. @Grey: you don’t look sick.

  51. timSTi says:
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    Buster Olney just tweeted that it did not look promising watching Grey type a few practice blogs after his visit with Dr. Freeze. I’d expect a D/L trip. Immediate pickups are Rudy & Doc in that order.

  52. timSTi says:
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    @timSTi: BLOGNOF!

  53. Probable Party Starter says:
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    *Moon River

  54. Bill Lumbergh says:
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    @Professor Chaos: Depends on the format. I would rather have Pujols in Roto. In H2H, I’d take the Howard side, just to have Howard during your playoffs.

  55. Professor Chaos says:
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    @Bill Lumbergh: Yeaaaa I think I’m gonna have to go ahead and agree with you on that. Thanks for the input

    @Grey: At least you’re not minute to minute

  56. NukeLaDouche says:
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    What are people’s feelings on starting Haren at Toronto tonight? I’m thinking I’ll sit him. He hasn’t been sharp and I’m over innings anyways.

  57. Bill Lumbergh says:
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    @chris: Must be a shallow league. I’d lose Vlad.

  58. @NukeLaDouche: He’s actually been K’ing more guys per 9. His BABIP is abnormally high as is his HR rate. Gotta dance with the girl you brought to the party.

    If he’s my ace, I’m throwing him FWIW. Toronto can hit HR and/or K a lot, so he could get bombed or throw a gem. That’s why I don’t bet baseball.

  59. Mr2Bits says:
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    Bautista and Gonzalez have carnied my team while Asdrubral and Pablo took a dump. Cant complain about the last few week. If I can keep it going till Pablo turns it around, I should be golden. Might be stuck with Gonzalez though as the SS market is thin

  60. @Mr2Bits: I feel like my team’s been carnied. Still can’t believe I drafted Floyd and Zambrano. Both are gone thankfully but the memories hurt.

  61. Howie says:
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    @Grey: McLouth for Ibanez? Any advantage here?

  62. JoeC says:
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    But I *like* FunYuns!

    Which is weird, because I can’t think of a more chemically-cloaked food in existence (what was this… a potato? An onion? A tortata?). And I like to think I eat healthy (for example, unlike some of my friends, I haven’t even deigned to try the new KFC “Double Down” heart attack sandwich).

    Which brings us to “The Biggest Loser”, a show I don’t watch because fat people disgust me*. I know, I know… glandular problem. It’s not you, it’s me. Of course there’s a lot more of you than there is of me, so proportionally-thinking, it really should be more you than me. But I digress.

    So then Grey goes and shocks my world with images of an entire house full of fat people frolicking in their birthday suits… well, all I can say is: better get that foundation inspected after they leave.

    And to close this out with baseball, I just dropped Bedard the Retard, who I’ve been holding since the draft, for Medlen “in your bizness”. Just got tired of waiting for Bedard to decide if he wants to make the effort to pitch at all this year and wanted a bench spot open so I could sit Wade Davis against those resurgent BoSox Monday.

  63. Isaac says:
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    @Howie Id go with Ibanez because he’s in the Phils lineup

  64. LMack says:
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    10 Team H2H, which side wins?

    ARod, B. Phillips, R. Davis, J. Vazquez

    Utley, Crawford, Beckett

  65. LMack says:
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    ^ Make that 10 team roto. I’m losing track.

  66. Matt says:
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    Corey Hart, Boesch or Smoak for the rest of the season?

  67. Wilsonian says:
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    @Anybody, due to Grey’s day-to-day-ness: 8 Team H2H, just swung a deal of Span/AJ for Wright, then picked up Kennedy out of the FA pool to replace AJ. Now have a plethora of 3B eligible guys (Longo, Wright, MMD). Would anyone drop MMD for JD, Scott, Markakis?

  68. Aaron says:
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    @LMack: Seems pretty even but I would want the Utley Crawford side.

  69. dj says:
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    is it time to sell rasmus? or do you think he’ll bounce back

  70. Dingo says:
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    @chris: None of the above. If you don’t have room on your bench, then try to trade one of your OFs to meet a need elsewhere on your team. I doubt you’d get much for Bruce, but it’s worth trying to sell high on Vlad, Heyward, or even Hamilton.

  71. Dingo says:
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    @JoeC: Nice rant! I just ate my first Double Down yesterday evening. I then did an intense, hour-long workout and still felt like a disgusting pig for the next few hours.

  72. dj says:
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    like chuck klosterman said, why all the hate on the double down? it’s just a chicken sandwich without the bread

  73. @Wilsonian: Not this second, but I’d keep an eye on Markakis. Depends on what your team needs are.

    @dj: What are you expecting from him? 25/7/17/4 .279/.386/.541 looks pretty good to me.

  74. FYI: Wieters is out of the lineup tonight after fouling a ball off of his knee yesterday. I knew something was fishy. I didn’t realize gods had knees.

  75. dj says:
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    @3FingersBrown: i’m not expecting too much. just hoping his hot start wasn’t all he plans to do on the year (ie, should i be ditching him a la luke scott, et al. for another 1 month wonder).

    don’t get me wrong, i love rasmus, but i’m not sure what my expectations are, or should be for that matter.

  76. Rick Dempsey says:
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    @Grey: I’m thinking about this trade offer: Me giving up Michael Young and Ellsbury for Quentin, Krispie Young and Kendry Morales. I would be left with Troy Glaus at third. Lemme know the low down.

  77. Harry Plopper says:
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    @Grey: I hope everything is alright.

  78. Tom Emanski says:
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    To correct my Beckham situation I’m offering my 4th OF Boesch for Brian Roberts, who will be back mid-June. This buys me time to see if Beckham turns it around and even if he does it’s still a win. Good idea?

  79. Professor Chaos says:
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    @dj: Rasmus is the ultimate situational play in my opinion. His day/night, home/away, left/right splits are ridiculous. Start him on the road vs. a righty at night and you’re set. Otherwise, look elsewhere.

  80. Allan K says:
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    Ervin Santana and Colby Rasmus for Ian Kennedy and Curtis Granderson

  81. chiasports says:
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    GET WELL SOON GREY!!

  82. barker says:
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    anyone starting arroyo to night

    im in a 20 teamer

  83. Rick Dempsey says:
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    @barker: That sounds like a good start as long as the bullpen doesn’t implode again.

  84. barker says:
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    thank you i thought so as well

  85. artie says:
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    Pick a side.

    Vlad/Oswalt or Ryan Howard

    18 Team League.

  86. artie says:
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    @barker:
    Yes, but in an 18 Teamer

  87. knighttown says:
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    A guy in my league is looking for steals. I could really use an upgrade over Alexei at MI. My BJ Upton for his Pedroia? BJ is leading MLB with 5 steals in the past week…with only 7 hits. If he could ever get on base.

    He’s also got some great SP’s I might try and target. Please rank Santana, Garza, Kershaw, Cliff Lee, Hughes.

  88. ViagraFalls says:
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    Trying to set my roster for today and am seeking advice: should I start Carlos Pena today against Brett Myers of the Astros? I know Pena’s BA has been horrid for the last month, but after seeing what he did last night I am wondering if he might be breaking out of his slump a little. Even if only for a few games.

    I’ve been benching him for a while so he doesn’t bring down my team BA, but if he is getting hot for a run, I want to capture it. So, any advice on starting him tonight? Thanks

  89. Kazmere says:
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    12 team 5×5 roto. I have Pujols at 1B, Morneau at Util.
    SPs are Lester, Nolasco, Hamels, Oswalt, Peavy, Cueto.

    Just got offered Tex and Scott Baker for my Morneau and Hamels.

    Sounds like a no brainer, esp after Grey’s post today on Tex/Morneau. Wanted to run it by the cool Razzkids, just in case I’m missing something here.???

  90. artie says:
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    @Kazmere:
    Definitely a no brianer

  91. @artie: Howard. He’s the best player here. The Vlad/Roy side is full of injury risk and Vlad won’t keep up his torrid pace.

  92. @Professor Chaos: Sit him vs. lefties until he proves he can hit ’em. It’s not like Scott hits lefties so well either.

    Rasmus has upside, he’s only 24. He’ll also have something to play for in September.

  93. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @timSTi: That’s hilarious!

    @zombie: Ha!

    @Professor Chaos: Ha!

    @Allan K: Grandy side.

    @Howie: Ibanez

    @JoeC: That’s an all-time great comment.

    @LMack: Utley side.

    @Matt: Hart for 20/20, Smoak for power upside.

    @dj: I think he’ll be an okay 5th OF.

    @3FingersBrown: Thanks for the heads up!

    @chiasports: Thanks!

    @artie: Howard

    @knighttown: Garza, Kershaw, Johan, Lee… I’d take Pedroia there.

    @ViagraFalls: I’d start him. Did you start McGehee and Hunter the other day?

    @Kazmere: Go for it.

    ******If I missed anyone’s, just repost and I’ll answer.****

  94. Kazmere says:
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    @artie: @3FingersBrown: @Grey: Thanks, guys! Grey, glad you had that rash looked at. I’ll put an extra shot of penicillin in your daquiri.

  95. Rick Dempsey says:
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    @Grey: I’m thinking about this trade offer: Me giving up Michael Young and Ellsbury for Quentin, Krispie Young and Kendry Morales. I would be left with Troy Glaus at third. Lemme know the low down.

  96. Bah Hamels you are so annoying.

  97. Harry Plopper says:
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    @Grey: @Grey: I just got a blockbuster trade proposed to me. Im in an 11 team 5 keeper roto league. A few weeks ago i traded a lot for Hanley. Now a kid just sent me this offer.
    He Gets:
    Casey Mcghee
    Carlos Gonzalez
    Stephen Strasburg
    Clayton Kershaw

    I Get:
    Albert Pujols
    Jose Guillen
    Nick Swisher
    Tim Hudson

    Outside of Pujols he isn’t offering anything. I would propbably drop most of those guys. I was thinking of switching out Strasburg for Chapman. But then My 5 keepers are more crowded. Hanley and Pujols are locks. Then i have Heyward, Weiters, THanson, Strasburg, Votto and Kinsler. I kinda want to send him Votto instead of CGonz. And if i give up Mcghee i have a huge hole at thrid to be filled by Jose Lopez. I think i have to turn this offer down but the door is open for a counter offer. Its just sooo tempting to lock up Pujols and Hanley for the next 5 years.

    i sent this counter offer.
    Chapman, Kershaw, Votto for Pujols and Garland.

    Any thoughts? (I would be getting Pujols)

  98. Tom Emanski says:
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    @Tom Emanski: To correct my Beckham situation I’m offering my 4th OF Boesch for Brian Roberts, who will be back mid-June. This buys me time to see if Beckham turns it around and even if he does it’s still a win. Good idea?

  99. tHe ShiT says:
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    Hey how that PacMan?!?! Could this be the start of something good???

  100. Grey

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    @Rick Dempsey: I don’t like it for you.

    @Harry Plopper: I wouldn’t do the 2nd offer that you sent. Or the first one. Kershaw and Votto and Chapman in a keeper is too much. Pull it back.

  101. Grey

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    @tHe ShiT: No way, he did something?

  102. tHe ShiT says:
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    @Grey: 2 run tater in the 1st inn!!!

  103. @Harry Plopper:

    Yeah thats way too much. Pujols isnt a kid anymore either. Not sure Votto won’t be close to as valuable over the next 5 seasons, let alone adding Kershaw (Samdy Koufax Jr).

  104. Tom Emanski says:
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    It’s not even fair how good Heyward is. And worse, how he went 14th in that draft.

  105. dj says:
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    i would just like to thank all of you guys who told told me to take borbon over heyward this preseason. thanks guys!

  106. Harry Plopper says:
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    @Grey: But i have some pretty good keepers already. I can’t see myself keeping Kershaw or Chapman over Weiters, Hanson, Strasburg or Kinsler. What about a Votto and Chapman deal? I don’t think he’d accept that tho.

    Another quick Q. Someone in my league just dropped Chone Figgins. Should i drop Jose Lopez for him? I kinda need steals and either guy will just ride my bench until they get hot.

    Thanks

  107. Grey

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    @tHe ShiT: Did you see it though or you going by the box score?

  108. Grey

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    @Harry Plopper: Yeah, but that doesn’t mean make the other guy better going forward. I’d lose Lopez for Figgy.

  109. tHe ShiT says:
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    @Grey: Sorry Grey just a box score observation :( – A. Jones homered to deep center, L. Scott scored

  110. Grey

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    @tHe ShiT: Okay, hopefully Jones didn’t have someone from his family hack ESPN’s site.

  111. tHe ShiT says:
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    @Grey: LoL or Yahoo’s! The fact that it was a CF shot shows he’s driving the ball… Who do u like more 4 the rest of the season, Bruce or PacMan?

  112. @Grey:

    BTW, feel free to goad Markakis, he looks like a tough one, not like Quentin. 2 HR’s is not cutting it, even if he’s reliable otherwise.

  113. Harry Plopper says:
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    @Grey: I see what your saying. I pulled that offer and sent him a Konerko, CJ Wilson and Chapman offer. Hes in last place so i think hes trying to get some pieces for next year. After he probably rejects this one ill up the offer with either Billy Butler or Brian Matusz.

    Consider Lopez dropped.

    Thanks

  114. tHe ShiT says:
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    @Grey: Sweet the mgr I offered PacMan/Gallardo 4 Lester/Bruce hasnt responded yet… he takes 4ever to make a decision…

  115. Grey

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    @Elijah: Yeah, Markakis is a disappointment. I’m afraid he’s taking the Garrett Atkins homer career path.

  116. danimal35 says:
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    It says on yahoo that PacMan came out of the game…anybody know why..he get hurt?

  117. 2 steals today for the blazing fast Votto.

  118. Tom Emanski says:
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    Carlos Gomez is back and Alcides goes back down the lineup. Because Gomez is so much better than Alcides…

  119. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @danimal35: He sold his soul for that homer? Not sure…

  120. tHe ShiT says:
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    @danimal35: Ive been trying to figure that out also…

  121. tHe ShiT says:
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    @tHe ShiT: @Grey: I think it had sumthin 2 do with Markakis, he batted last in that top of 4th inn n then box score shows Montanez in LF…

  122. tHe ShiT says:
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    Oops i meant @danimal35: on that last post…

  123. dj says:
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    i have markakke in an obp league. he’s a disappointment to say the least. unfortunately, his worth is basically zero at this point, but with a .410 obp, at least he’s not hurting me.

  124. tHe ShiT says:
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    I’m all confused, disregard my comments, im an idiot…

  125. @Grey: Good to have you back, hope everything’s a-ok.

    My opponent has me beat in SB now, but the other counting numbers are close. Drop Torres for Hart or Scott? I like Scott’s corner flex but I know he’ll cool off by next week. I could use Hart’s limited speed.

  126. Donnie Baseball says:
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    anybody watching Marlins game?

    How’s Nolasco’s velocity?

  127. Fresh says:
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    @tHe ShiT: then he leaves with cramps

  128. Kazmere says:
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    No specific needs, 12 team roto, fill-in for Posada.
    Cervelli or Napoli (who just hit a 2-run donk off Penny)?

  129. Donnie Baseball says:
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    Wouldn’t you know Jones gets hurt right after finally showing some life.

    They’re saying only leg cramps though.

  130. mauledbypandas says:
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    Leave it up to the Mets to get Vazquez going. Ugh!