Last night, Buster Posey was carried off the field after Scott Cousins plowed him over.  This was the worst bang-bang play a catcher took in San Francisco since– Okay, you almost drew me into that one, but I’m not going there.  It didn’t look good as Posey wasn’t able to put weight on his leg.  Everyone’s favorite lox dealer, Eli Whiteside, would take over if the busted Posey misses time.  As Eli would say, oy.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Mike Minor – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks.  The reason why I haven’t been screaming for you to grab this Minor, besides the fact I’m not Gary Glitter or Jeffrey Jones, is I have no idea the Braves plan for him.  I imagine he’s sent back down as soon as Beachy returns.  You can pick up Minor, just in case he sticks.  I do still have much love for him.  Even if he hasn’t returned any of my phone calls, appreciated my unannounced drop-bys or patted my butt when I’ve asked him to.

Jordan Schafer – 2-for-5, was called up and led off for the Braves.  With his poor slash line in the minors this year, the only thing Schafer should be leading off is Letterman shows.

Mike Morse – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and now has three straight games with a home run.  Dot, dot, dash.  That’s Morse code for pick him up right now.

Zack Greinke – 7 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks and he pitchslapped Jason Marquis.  In Greinke’s last three games, he’s given up 5 ER, 4 ER and 3 ER.  I look forward to his start in early June when he throws a shutout.

Zach Braddock – Still out with a sleep disorder, but yesterday he missed a rehab start because of a cracked fingernail.  He said, “I’m not going to let a fingernail–”  Then fell asleep mid-sentence.

Matt Guerrier – Lost yesterday’s game; Jansen lost the previous Dodgers loss.  Guerra, MacDougal, Rubby…. Your time to suck is now!  Dodger bullpen?  More like Dodgy bullpen.

Ted Lilly – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 2 Ks.  Would’ve been nice to see more Ks — because I like Ks, okay?! — but he’s lowered his ERA from 4.93 on May 4th to 4.41 in the (not Denard) span of four starts.   Next stop, 4.00!

Hong-Chih Kuo – Throwing at 90% intensity as he works his way back from an anxiety condition.  Somebody just needs to ask him, “You happy with your status, Kuo?”

Juan Nicasio – Will get the Rockies Saturday start.  He was making it look easy in Double-A — 2.22 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, plus-10 K-rate.  That’s a yes, please and thank you.  Unfortunately, Double-A players sleep in hammocks that smell like mildew and can’t hit like major leaguers.  Outside of NL-Only leagues, you’re asking to get roofied if you grab Nicasio.  Though, if he pitches well, I could see reevaluating.

Jed Lowrie – 0-for-5 while the Sawx scored 14 runs.  Ticker tease!

Jarrod Saltalamacchia – 2-for-4 with his 4th home run in his last ten games while upping his batting average thirty-three points.  I don’t mind him, but Salty raises Rudy’s blood pressure.

Carl Crawford – 4-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs, his 3rd home run and 2nd in three games.  On top of the homer, there were two doubles and some premature extrabasulation.  He’s batting .308 in May and the “Now Through Memorial Day” sale on Crawford ended early.

Brad Hawpe – 2-for-4 and homers in back-to-back games.  Yesterday, someone asked if Hawpe’s recent hitting would keep Rizzo down.  The thing about Rizzo is the same with most rookies.  They fail — with or without a hashtag.  A rookie in Petco?  I would take a flyer, but I wouldn’t count on Rizzo saving your season.

Andruw Jones – 3-for-3, 4 RBIs and two home runs.  Someone just woke from a five-year coma and can’t stop talking about the Hall of Fame career Andruw Jones is having.

Russell Martin – Has 9 homers and 4 steals on the year.  Not bad considering there were two Yankee backstops drafted before him.

Frank Francisco – John Farrell, the Blue Jays manager (which I always feel the need to clarify), said Frank2 was their closer.  Then he said Dotel, Frasor and Rauch could all jump on the closerousel if a matchup proved favorable.  By which he means, if they don’t want to blow the save, they’ll look elsewhere.

Erik Bedard – 6 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks.  So, here’s a day in the life of Grey Albright:  Yesterday, I was backing up my SUV in a gas station and I ran into an old man walking behind my car.  Not on purpose!  I love old people.  They have good stories and carry hard candies.  But, from my rearview mirror, it looked like I decapitated him.  Quickly, I jump out of my car — after momentarily considering driving straight to Mexico and selling blankets and chiclets for the rest of my life.  Turned out I didn’t behead him, I knocked his toupee off.  I bring this up now because if the old man were Erik Bedard, he wouldn’t have walked away from the accident.  I.e., he’s injury prone.  Enjoy Bedard while you can, he’s not staying healthy.

Franklin Gutierrez – 2-for-3 as The Big FraGu went deep for the first time this season.  To be clear, I like The Big FraGu’s nickname better than him.

Neftali Feliz – He got the save yesterday and his season ERA is 1.13.  Still, something is not right.  He has a 1.50 WHIP and 14 walks vs. 8 Ks.  This isn’t the same guy who has a career K-rate better than 9.  I’d say he’s hiding an injury, but his velocity has been fine.  It might be a mechanics thing.  I don’t know, I’m not Tom Emanski.  BTW, who’s the backup to grab in Texas?  Blech, no one really.  BTW II, The Return of BTW, there should be a Razzball glossary term for when your closer is doing poorly (Joakim Soria, anyone?), but the rest of the bullpen is so bad you just ignore it.  Make suggestions in the comments.  Thank you.

Luke Hochevar – 7 IP, 7 ER, 11 baserunners, 1 K.  Seven innings and seven runs?  Looks like he was a victim of manager’s indifference.

Ian Kennedy – 8 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks in Coors.  Sorry if I told you to bench him yesterday.  Mea culpa, my Latin friends.  I avoided a sonavabenching because Rudy snuck Kennedy into our lineup.  His ‘fro is obviously just camo-ing his giant brain.

Ervin Santana – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks.  On May 13th, I told you Ervin was about to be magic.  Since then, his ERA is 2.05.  Cust kayin’.

Wilson Valdez – Started at 2nd base for Utley then pitched the 19th inning to earn the win.  Geez, everyone’s breathing down Ryan Madson’s neck.  When the game ended at 2:45 AM, all fans remaining in attendance got to take home with them one homeless person.

Don Kelly – LL Donkey has started the last two games in front of Brandon Inge.  Inge needs to turn to Big Mike for some guidance.

Kevin Slowey – Out with an abdominal strain.  Jim Hoey to replace Kevin Slowey.  Too bad they couldn’t replace Joe Mauer with Jack Bauer.  “Look, Liriano, we don’t have time!  I need you to throw me a fastball low and outside and I need you to throw it NOW!”

  1. AL KOHOLIC says:

    morse hopefully runs with this 1st base turn,i believe he has 9 games at 1st and the 10th tomorrow will make him eligible,i grabbed him as a hot bat but this could keep him on my team

  2. matt says:

    is it me or has the news been pretty lame recently, nothing all that important/interesting this week in basaeball

  3. matt says:

    freddie freeman or juan miranda?

    either of those guys vs rizzo when hes called up?

  4. K76154 says:

    Do you recommend me to drop Carlos Pena for Michael Morse? He is the only player I can drop now.

  5. JC says:

    Soria and Feliz = “Lonely Closer”

  6. Bosmosis says:

    Re: glossary term for when your closer is doing poorly, but the rest of the bullpen is so bad you just ignore it. I submit:

    adj. – shmoblind

    Use as in, “Soria blew his Nth save, but considering the options, you have to remain shmoblind for the time being and sit tight.”

  7. JT says:

    Re: glossary term for when your closer is doing poorly, but the rest of the bullpen is so bad you just ignore it. I submit:

    ballfouriest midget

    Use as in, “Fuentes shat the bed last night, but he’s really the ballfouriest midget in that ‘pen. Collect the sheets and try to sneak past the girl’s family as they breakfast. Nothing to see here.”

    Nice format, Bosmosis.

  8. Jose Bautista has been a golden God this season, but if you sort the last 30 days, neither he nor Jay Bruce (WTF, he’s AWESOME) are the best OF – Matt Joyce holds that title. When do the masses start considering him a LEGIT player, and not just a hot commodity? Basically, when will his trade value actually reflect how good of a player he really is?

  9. random razzball commenter says:

    Greinke’s ERA/FIP/xFIP – 5.79/2.76/1.58(!!!)

    Considering his K rate and 1.14 whip it’s unlikely you’ll truly be able to buy low on him, but it might be worth a shot to throw out a trade offer for him just in case…

  10. Charles says:

    Napoli or Salty?

  11. Jim says:

    Lilly makes Daily Notes by lowering his ERA 52 points in four starts from 4.93 to 4.41, with 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 2 Ks, but Latos doesn’t after lowering his 52 points from 4.60 to 4.08 in just one start, with 8 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks?

    Just because Ted will be pitching in August and Mat will be rehabbing doesn’t mean you can’t open your heart temporarily!

  12. Oilcan Giuseppe says:

    Grey:do you see Morse as much more than just the latest hot schmotato?

    in other words,as far as THIS season goes(10 team h2h keeper),would it be smart to grab Morse now,or wait for Jennings or Rizzo to get called up,since Im not desperate for 1B or OF help?

    second,same league,who do you want going forward-Dom Brown,Rizzo,Jennings or Moustakas?

  13. Jim says:

    Oh, and a glossary term for when your closer is doing poorly, but the rest of the bullpen is so bad you just ignore it:

    Itty Bitty %^&$y Committee

    Use as in, “Capps blew his third save in five chances, but fortunately the rest of the bullpen is an Itty Bitty *&^%y Committee.”

    this can also be used when your closer is injured but the replacement(s) are not successful:

    “Jonathan Broxton hopes to return in three weeks, and with the other options performing like an Itty Bitty &^%$y Committee, he should get his old job back.”

  14. Jangle says:

    Posey replacement time! Please rank these bums: Buck, Lucroy, Saltalamaccia, Ianetta? Oh this blows…..

  15. Fman says:

    A glossary term for when your closer is doing poorly, but the rest of the bullpen is so bad you just ignore it:


  16. AJ says:

    Glossary term for when your closer is doing poorly, but the rest of the bullpen is so bad you just ignore it:

    Pen Bowels

    “Sure, Francisco blew another save, but the rest of his Pen Bowels (Rauch, Fraser, Dotel) are faring no better, so you might as well ride the wave of disarray a bit longer.”

  17. Mick says:

    A glossary term for when your closer is doing poorly, but the rest of the bullpen is so bad you just ignore it:

    Broxton Hicks

    Use as in: With Broxton on the DL (and ineffective when healthy), we thought we had a closer in: Guerrier, Jansen, Kuo, Guerra, Rubby… but it was just the Broxton Hicks & we’d be better off just trotting Ethier or Kemp out there.

  18. El Famous Burrito Burrito says:

    I like Schmo-blind.

    I can’t think of a catchy term, but its like the homely girl surrounded by much, much uglier friends by comparison.

    Put on your Schmo-goggles and enjoy the ride.

  19. Nehocstu says:

    A glossary term for when your closer is doing poorly, but the rest of the bullpen is so bad you just ignore it:

    Soy Sauce

    Deffinition: “Stuck On You” Sauce

    Description: The flavor is intensely salty, can be taken in only small amounts.

    Can you use it in a sentence please? I drafted Broxton & Thornton as my closers. Got a few saves but my Whip, ERA, & k/9 got too much Soy Sauce all over them; yuccch!

  20. Will says:

    trumbo, brantley or morse, which 1 do you want going forward?

  21. tHe sHiT says:

    @Grey: First two sentences were classic! Great job as always sir. Have an awesome day!

  22. schlitzy says:

    Grey ran over Ed Wade!

  23. Toddy Pins says:

    Glossary term for lousy performing bullpen:

    Pig Pen (in reference to the Peanuts character)
    Our friend Pig Pen was such hot garbage that even that little, seemingly homeless child made the unkempt Charlie Brown look like a member of the Kennedy family.

    can be used as such: “The Large Potato may be struggling, but as long as hes surrounded by a Pig Pen with Benoit and Perry, he should be juuuuust fine.”

  24. ThePoonTycoon says:

    ok, so does anyone have info on david wright’s back? will he be able to come off the DL early next week when he’s eligible? how about lind? i see they are hopeful he’ll be back this weekend? is that still the timetable?

    i ask because in RCL, i dropped cantu to pick up ervin santana to stream yesterday. i’d like to keep santana. statistically my worst SP is ubaldo, but i’m not gonna drop him. yet at least. everyone else is performing very well, so hard to justify another drop. considering the 3B waiver options, i’m tempted to just roll without a 3B for a few days until either lind or wright is back. if lind is back, i can drop laporta and pick up some 3B schmohawk.

  25. mets fan says:

    Grey any chance belt gets called up?

  26. David says:

    A glossary term for when your closer is doing poorly, but the rest of the bullpen is so bad you just ignore it:

    Proven Real World Fireman

    Use as in: Proven real world fireman, Matt Capps, continues to get save opportunities, as he claimed double digit saves for the Pirates five years ago, has already talked down two suicidal teammates who were ready to jump and rescued several cats a burning building prior to blowing his tenth save of the season.

    Reference: Ron Davis (Ike’s dad)

    Citation: Ron Davis Wikipedia entry (best reading you will find all year)

    Related Entry: Team Magician

    Use as in: Team Magician, Michael Cuddyer continues to get starts at 2B, despite being two steps slower than too slow to play the position, as he is a nice guy who dazzles American Legion posts with his card tricks.

  27. Gubbins says:

    Ouch, Posey. Done in by Les Cousins Dangereux.

  28. Brad Fullmer's Quads says:

    Re: Glossary Term-

    Blows Colored Glasses

  29. Campbell says:

    For the glossary term, how about The Sedgewick?

    She was on that show the closer, but I ignored it because I don’t care.

  30. BSW says:

    Razzball glossary term for when your closer is doing poorly (Joakim Soria, anyone?), but the rest of the bullpen is so bad you just ignore it-

    A la Family Guy, How about a dwarf among midgets?


    Matt Capps blew another save last night, but he’s not going anywhere since he’s a dwarf among midgets.

  31. Dan Z says:

    Surprised to see no comment on what appeared to be a turning of the corner for Mat Latos last night, velocity back up in the 94-96 range and good location on his off speed stuff, all against a pretty good lineup.

  32. Smell The Golve says:

    Glossery term for when your closer is doing poorly (Joakim Soria, anyone?), but the rest of the bullpen is so bad you just ignore it.


    Definition – A useless appendage that offers no real value, only the potential for discomfort, pain and in rare cases, death.

    Usage: Soria has been pitching like crap lately but he’s got a bullpendicitis behind him so I just have to stick it out and hope he turns it around.

  33. Joe says:

    Smoak or Morse from here on out?

    Either of those guys better than Brantley or Seth Smith?

  34. lopes says:

    alright, here is my pitching staff:
    starters: hudson, cahill, E.Santana, Romero, Sheilds and Ogondo

    Relief: Hanrahan, bell and madson.

    bench:Feliz, johnson and Matusz.
    im looking for a trade with feliz, but when matusz and johnson come back, who do i drop? or do i trade away?

  35. Casey Blake's Beard says:

    10 team H2H. For rest of year please rank Zambrano, Wolf, McDonald, Vargas, Narveson, Volquez, Collmenter, Morton. Thanks!

  36. EK says:

    Scherzer a must start at home today even if vs. Boston?

  37. Charles says:

    @BSW: I like it.

  38. lopes says:

    RE: Glossary Term

    “Matt Capps blew another save yesterday, but with the Twins bullpen, anything can Capp-pen.”

  39. William says:

    @Grey – Angel Pagan worth a stash? I play in a 12 team H2H standard roto league

    I’m thinking of picking him up over Mike Morse since either player will be a bench player. My current OFs are Zobrist, Kemp, Bruce, and Bourn.

  40. Wilsonian says:

    Wieters/Gordon for Arencibia/A.Jones…which side?

  41. Steve Stevenson says:

    Better for speculative saves: Frasor or Rubby?

  42. EK says:

    Start Morrow or Guthrie today or both?

  43. Did he just say funky butt lovin'? says:

    Would you drop Dom Brown to stash Lawrie? Brown is basically a backup OF in my lineup..

  44. DHill Dragons says:

    Please rank these waiver wire catchers as potential spot starters:

    Ramon Hernandez

  45. Futureman says:

    In a points league which side do you like better?

    I give pujols and Cueto

    I get Halladay and Ryan Howard

    Pujols usually dominates in this format, but im starting to get nervous.

  46. Snethan says:

    Glossary term for when your closer is doing poorly, but the rest of the bullpen is so bad you just ignore it:


    As in- “My closer is sucking right now, but I can’t let him go- got a bad case of clo-dependence. He needs me and I need him, because in this crazy world, there’s really just no one else out there that understands either of us.”

  47. Asdrubal Bastardo says:

    For the Razzball term regarding a crappy closer who is on a crappy bullpen: “Cream of the bullcrap” (bullpen-crap)

    2nd grader in spelling bee: Can you please use that in a sentence?

    Sure boy-o, “That Brian Fuentes sure is the cream of the bullcrap!”

  48. Fletch says:

    @Grey: trade Gaby, Cruz or Stanton for Mauer?

  49. Bob says:

    Neftali has management’s Shawn Chaconfidence… or something to that ilk. Chacon’s 2004 is the textbook definition of this phenomenon.

  50. Probable Party Starter says:

    I’m looking to do a little SP streaming. Could Tillman v. the horrible OAK offense, be a decent spotty? I’m basically trying to chase W’s.

  51. TheBlackWatermelon says:

    Hey God,

    Would you start Anibal Sanchez tonight vs. San Fran and Vogelsong?

    I don’t like Vogelsong’s name, it makes me think of a….well, I really just don’t like it.

  52. Looking for a Pitcher – who would you take – Jo-Jo Reyes or Wilson Valdez

  53. Carlos says:

    Does streaming in a keeper league violate the ‘spirit’ of the league? A guy in my league says streaming should not be allowed in a keeper, because the idea of the league is to keep…not turn over roster spots.

  54. CoreyII says:

    Anyone have suggestions for a SS to pickup in a deep league?

    I drafted Alicedes who has been horrible. Any sleepers out there I should have my eyes on picking up? The waiver wire is awful thin. Would you pick up Bartlett, Plouffe, Carroll, Brignac, Pennington, Andino?

    Someone about to get called up, or get more playing time, or gain SS eligibility (in ESPN) that I should have my eyes on?

  55. royce! says:

    Feliz has 0 K v. righties this season, which downright weird.

  56. Nate says:

    Love Bullpendicitis. I’ve run out every jabroni the Dodgers hand the ball to in the 9th so I definitely need to go to the doctor and get that cut outta me before it blows up and I start vomiting little pieces of Jansens and Padillas.

  57. Gabe says:

    How about “Bullpointless Pen?”

  58. BryanL says:

    Closer Term:

    Bar Time Beauty Queen=

    At bar time there is usually only 1 woman left (the closer) who you can convince yourself looks pretty good. A quick look around the rest of the bar only serves to make you wish that you hadn’t looked around the rest of the bar, so you ignore everyone else and concentrate on the only woman in the room that is passable enough to get the job done.

  59. Adam says:

    Bay or Gordon?

  60. Long Bawls says:

    For glossary term, how about blownsharks?

    As in, “The Baltimore pen is so not money, it’s full of blownsharks.”

  61. Rodger-Dodger says:

    My favorite new glossary term and a sentence:
    “Pass on Kuo. Broxton remains the Cream of the Crap.
    (credit to Mr. Bastardo, refined by moi… we don’t need no Bull).

    My own idea was to reference Ben Stein’s classroom in Ferris Bueller. Something like “the Dodger’s bullpen continues to follow their lessons on Stein’s economics… nobody has the answer. “Anyone? Anyone?… Bueller?… The Great Depression.”

    I know, I know… funny, but doesn’t distill too well.

  62. Should I grab Jason Bourgeois and stash him, or do you think his SB line is waay inflated? Is he going to see regular playing time?

  63. Garvey's Illegitimate child says:

    I just got offered a trade in my Yahoo league and they actually used ESPN ranks as a basis for why it was a good deal for me, slamming Yahoo for the superior analysis of the four letter network… Its hard to not be mean when someone assumes my stupidity is greater than theirs.

    Bad Pen for good closer = Turnblow, they can take their turn but they are all going to blow. Inspired by the horrible career turn for Derrick Turnbow and how even with closing experience they still would by pass him for some other turd.

  64. Randy BoBandy says:

    My team is off to an awful start, my hitting is virtually non-existent. My pitching is however half decent, if I were to attempt to trade an arm for a bat, whom should I try to peddle?

    Lester, Verlander, Anderson, or Kennedy? I also have Beachy chilling on the DL.

    Any suggestions welcome.

  65. Ralph says:


    Better shortstop to pick-up while Hanley i day-to-day…

    1. Jason Bartlett
    2. Darwin Barney
    3. Orlando Cabrera
    4. Alex Gonzalez
    5. Yuniesky Betancourt
    6. Ryan Theriot
    7. Jamey Carroll

  66. Fletch says:

    @Grey: Gaby/Sabathia for Hamels/Holliday

  67. Fletch says:

    does including Stanton or Cruz with Sabathia instead of Gaby change anything?

  68. Jim says:

    @BSW — glad you hat-tipped Family Guy but kudos to you for a great call on dwarf amongst midgets

  69. Mr. Rickey says:

    Is it time to give up on any of these:

    Carlos Pena
    Mark Reynolds

  70. Mr. Rickey says:

    Start Scherzer today?

  71. ivebeenupforthreedaysstraight says:

    for the closer glossary term, i suggest something simple…


    besides the lateral reference to “donkeycorn” (probably the category any struggling closer worth keeping falls into), it just sounds good… “damn, jeffey, i’m gettin’ cornholed for the last month by capps since the old horse forgot how to throw…”

    it also works well for teams who stick to a closer who should be good but he’s been wavering between pitching ‘atrociously’ and pitching ‘okay’: “holy cow! i’m soria’s givin’ me the cornhole right now.”

    the term also carries with it a great deal of collateral meaning… i trust nobody here has been cornholed, but we can all imagine what it feels like. and is it really that different than a closer smacking your WHIP and ERA to the moon while tagging on losses and not adding saves? maybe, maybe not…

  72. brad says:

    Salty over Suzuki?

    Morse over Bernadina or Trumbo?

  73. Eddy says:

    Posey has broken leg and torn ligaments.

    Brandon Belt gets the call.

  74. EK says:

    Drop Rasmus for Sandoval?
    I have Bautista at 3B I can use at OF.

  75. Deeeeeez Nuts says:

    weiters or arrencibia?

  76. AubreyHuffingGlue says:

    Congers or Posada ROS?

  77. DHill Dragons says:

    @ Grey

    Please rank these waiver wire catchers as potential spot starters:

    Ramon Hernandez

  78. EG says:

    Looking to grab any one of the following to throw in my DL spot when Lind comes off (no one else on my squad is currently on the DL): Beachy, Matusz, Contreras, Soto (got Lucroy now)… Thanks.

  79. the grate one says:

    grey…if salas falters (or if you dont think he will keep job, then who do you think gets save opps?)


  80. Wilsonian says:

    Which side:

    Napoli/Tabata/Gio/Walden for Arencibia/BJ/Kennedy/Norris?

  81. The Shizz says:

    Belt vs Domonic Brown? Or ride one until it gets closer to time for Desmond Jennings? Need BA and runs the most. Thanks!

  82. The Mad Hungarian says:

    re: glossary term

    Saving Disgrace

    “Lined up amongst the other pyromaniacs in the Twins ‘pen, Capps figures to remain their Saving Disgrace.”

    Also considered: “Head of the Burn Unit”

  83. Casey Blake's Beard says:

    Been benching Tabata this whole time. Is it safe to trade Gardner away now that Tabata’s heating up? It’d be Lucroy/Gardner for Youk to a guy who just lost Posey and who’s stated his intent to trade Youkilis. Thanks!

  84. pjtres says:

    grey, can you please rank

    billingsley, lilly, T. Hudson, bum-g?

  85. EK says:

    Short list of recently dropped in my 12 team H2H.. pls rank for the rest of this season:

  86. Asdrubal Bastardo says:

    Reported here first, after reading it somewhere else of course. Posey has a broken bone in his leg with a side dish of torn ACL ligaments. Most likely done for the year, Belt will be called up to take his spot on the roster. Depressing news for a Giants fan…..

  87. MR says:

    Grey…would love some advice my man:

    12 team 5 x 5

    Which side wins? M Holliday + Andrus vs. Tulo


  88. Eric C. says:

    Uggla was dropped in my league. Drop Aaron Hill for him?

  89. TheRealTaz says:

    Hey Grey,

    Currently got Avila at C, Soto about to come off the DL, and Arrencibia on FA. Rank em the rest of the way?


  90. AdamH says:

    More helpful for this year: Sands or Belt?

  91. Flunkie says:

    Posey with a broken ankle/leg and torn ligaments, Brandon Belt and catcher Chris Stewart called up.

  92. Tim says:

    I’ve got Espinosa holding down 2B but Kelly Johnson is available. It’s a league that counts OBP & SLG as well as hits. Is Johnson a must-grab?

  93. Schmohawks Bob says:

    Whiteside or Thole to replace Posey in a deep NL only league? Oy.

  94. Flunkie says:

    RoS: Lowrie, Lawrie, or Figgins?

  95. pjtres says:

    hows it going grey?

    can you rank

    billingsley, bum-g, Tim Hudson, lilly, and niese?


  96. AJ says:

    Since Posey has a broken leg and torn ligaments, I guess I need to replace him. My options:


  97. Eddy says:

    All signs point to Posey missing the rest of the year.

  98. Flunkie says:

    Let me rephrase my previous question..

    Pick two for the rest of the season: Lowrie, Lawrie, Figgins

  99. Danny Tanner says:

    Napoli or Iannetta?

  100. Will says:

    pedro alvarez, brantley or trumbo. I am going to pick up morse and keep 1 of these guys

  101. Rollie Lingers says:

    Who you like best a replacement for Posey:



  102. one says:

    Is Reddick worth a pick-up? Seems like serious power, is Drew hurt? Any chance Reddick sees regular at-bats?

  103. Hi Grey: In a very deep mixed league I need to use spot starters to prevent falling too far behind the innings count while waiting for Beachy to come and and/or Liriano to become a reliable guy you start each time around.

    Do you think that either Vasquez (@LAD), Westbrook (@COL), or LeCure (@ATL) are worth a spot start Friday? Or Outman (vs. BAL), Oliver (vs. BOS), and Villanueva (vs. CHW) on Saturday?

    I’d just like one or two names you think have the best chance to help (my weakest pitching categories are WHIP, wins, and Ks) along with the smallest chance to roofie me.

    Many thanks!

  104. Telemachus says:

    Need a big boost in BA and getting to that point where it will be hard to catch up. I’ve been offered Delmon Young. I’ve never been a fan, but he’s never hit under .284 before this season, what do you think he’ll do ROS?

    Also, do you think Ian Desmond keeps stealing crazy bases? What do you see for him ROS?

  105. Wilsonian says:

    JP, Martin, Wieters, Soto…can I get a rank ’em from the congregation?

  106. Wilsonian says:

    Jennings or Belt in a keeper league?

  107. one says:

    Who do you like better Thome or Reddick?

  108. Jack the Ripper says:

    Drop Luke Scott for Morse? Also, what is your take on Allen Craig? Is he gonna run with a full time job?

  109. zzzzzz says:

    Reimold or S. Smith?

  110. Mark says:

    Two part question. As always Grey, any advice proffered can be assumed to be received with the sincerest gratitude:

    1. Would you deal Beckett for Pence in a 12-team redraft? Context is a bit confusing so I won’t go into it too deep, just say that I’m short a hitter for the moment (either 3B or OF since I have Alex Gordon to swing between the two) in a league with shallow benches because I’m trying to hold Rauch and Frasor to see if I can pull another closer and because I have Wright, Sandoval, and Heyward all hurt. At the very least, Sandoval should be back soon, while Heyward and Wright are kind of in wait-and-see purgatory.

    2. Would it be wiser to sell Liriano for a lesser outfielder, since I’m more looking for a stopgap than long term answer anyway? What kind of return do you think I should look for?

  111. lopes says:

    after reimolds big day today, should he be on my radar?

  112. Danny Tanner says:

    I have Justin Upton.. would you trade him away for any of these combinations?


  113. Salty Balty says:

    Not exactly please right now with you advice on starting Scherzer . . .

  114. biggie says:

    Morse or Reddick? Thanks

  115. Eddie says:

    Crawford is trying to make up for the first 5 weeks of the season in about 3 games. He is en fuego right now.

  116. Rob says:

    Iannetta over Lecroy? You really think so?

  117. RichC says:

    All gains in WHIP and ERA over the last week,
    are now being undone by Scherzer at Fenway.

    7H, 7ER, 2BB/1K, 2IP

    Looks like you will need to sit SP’s when they face
    Boston. Hard to overcome too many 2IP/7ER outings!

  118. biggie says:

    Thanks Grey. How about Reimold or Reddick? If Reimold, would you take him over Morse too? Thanks again.

  119. Brew Crew says:

    Can you rank the following as CI for ROS…
    Smoak, Gordon, Hosmer…Thanks

  120. Bob says:

    @ Grey: with Grady scheduled to come off the DL this weekend, would you recommend picking him up? As you know, he was swinging a very hot bat before getting hurt. I would probably have to drop Gardner.

  121. Tony says:

    scherzer was due to go BOOM, i wouldn’t have thrown him vs. a Red Sox team that just got kick started by my tribe…. if crawford starts being crawford that line up is about ready to score 10 runs a game (exxagerration) but for reals, they’re going to be scary….

  122. Steve says:

    Yeah, I started him. But Grey didn’t put him into the SP slot. That one’s on me.

  123. Eddie says:

    Zambrano is topping out with his fastball at 87 MPH according to WGN. Not good.

  124. Eddie says:

    Ugh. Reyes doubles into RF, takes third on a throwing error back to the infield by Fukudome, and scores on a throwing error to third by Darwin Barney. This team needs a visit from Tom Emanski.

  125. biggie says:

    Reimold or Reddick? Thanks.

  126. B-rude says:

    Drop Brian Roberts and Pick up Morse?

  127. Bob says:

    @ Grey: sorry, but just to confirm…you say sure to go ahead and drop Gardner for Grady?

  128. Mr2Bits says:

    Gotta love Yahoo. MLB says Kendrick is placed on the DL yet they don;t update their crap before his game goes off today. Asswipes

  129. Howard says:

    @Grey Have to replace Howie at 2b. What do you think of SeanRod as a replacement? The vice-president just went on the DL so he may see more playing time.

  130. Tom Emanski says:

    I would help out Neftali Feliz, but only if she puts out.

  131. DHill Dragons says:

    And Utley goes yard!

  132. Mr2Bits says:

    Wow, Sawx put up 28 runs in the last 2 days and Youk is 1/5 with a run scored during that time. Maybe I should just give up this week.

  133. bogbert says:

    Grey, with Sizemore coming back, who should I drop?

    I’m thinking maybe Smoak, as Pena’s heating up (slide Pena from UTIL to CI). Not sure I can support both Reynolds and Pena, though, b/c of the AVG hit. Other 3B options are Headley, Rolen, maybe Callaspo if someone doesn’t grab him off the WW today.

    3B Reynolds; CI Smoak; OF Tabata, AJones, Rasmus, Krispie, Sizemore, McCutchen; UTIL Pena

    Thank you

  134. manfromearth says:

    Grey, I’d like to pick between Mark Reynolds and Eric Hosner for my Utility spot. I’m in a 10 team ESPN league 5×5 H2h and my worst batting catagory is HRs, which I’m 4th in the league in. Who would you keep? Thanks!!!

  135. @ Grey / Commenters

    here’s a crazy question for the rest of the season, who would you rather have… Joe Mauer or JP Arencibia. I think the answer is not as obvious as you would think…

  136. AL KOHOLIC says:

    anyone else here morrow owners that would love to see a glimpse of what we thought we drafted

  137. Derrick says:

    If I can get Bruce for Phillips (I have Pedroia) and Gardner I pretty much have to do it, right?

  138. fred d. says:

    Do you like LoMo more than Morse or Reimold?


  139. Busta says:

    Just dropped Laroche for Morse…then saw Hosmer hit the ww. Attempt to get Hosmer and drop Morse?

  140. EG says:

    Are Ibanez, Delmon Young, Torii Hunter or Torres an upgrade over Hosmer? This is for a bench spot in a H2H league.

    Also, Stephen Drew or Lowrie?

  141. Ian says:

    In my NL only league I need to replace 3B after Wright and Alvarez have gone down. Weekly roster moves so I can wait a couple days, but here’s what’s out there.

    Chris Johnson, Jose Lopez, Wigginton, Descalso, Casey Blake, Tejada.

    Also, replace Freeman with Belt? Freddie Free has been so yawnstipating

  142. Ian says:

    Also, it’s probably a total crap shoot, but who comes out of the Dodgers closer sweepstakes? It’s like no one wants to talk about that shituation. What’s the one pitcher you think can come out of that crap heap and be the closer in 2-4 weeks.

  143. Connor says:

    Lots of catcher questions, but who do you like for the rest of the year between



  144. jamesmetsfan says:

    Hey Grey,
    I was offered a deal and wanted to know ur thoughts. My overall team has been pretty solid with whip being my worst category. I think I need pitching overall more then hitting though.

    I get Romero, Hudson and Logan Morrison

    He gets B. Phillips, Dunn and axford.

    Im replacing phillips with murphey (til lawrie or ackley come up), and have Bell and K-Rod.


  145. Brew Crew says:

    Offered Soto for Lowrie (12 Team ROTO/2 Catcher league) Accepting leaves me
    MI: Utley, Rollins, Walker, Beckham, Allen Craig 2b/of
    C: Santana, Ianetta, Soto
    1) Accept??
    2) Which if any of Catchers would you drop??
    (Behind 18 starts at C)

    Thanks Grey…

  146. Tom Emanski says:

    Who is the best for potential SAGNOF or closing duties out of Benoit, Peralta, Isringhausen, Paulye, Coleman, MacDougal, Guerra, Braddock?

  147. AL KOHOLIC says:

    grey burris going to start enough to use for steals at ss

  148. jamesmetsfan says:

    Hey again,

    referring to post #208, would you like it if haren and j.sanchez replaced romero and hudson?


  149. jessegeeeee says:

    I have just been offered Ichiro, B. Colon, and Charlie Morton for Josh Johnson… wHat do you think?

  150. Eddy says:

    Giants hadn’t lost a 1-run game at home this season. They lost two this series where the Marlins swept them.


  151. Joel says:


    in my 6×6 h2h league, been offered Ellsbury and Aramis for Torrriiii and Youk. what say you?

  152. Steve says:

    Come on White Sox. I need me some Jesse Crain Hold action.

  153. Voidoid says:

    How about..
    Neftali Feliz is a hurler amongst swine.

  154. Wilsonian says:

    Adam Dunn is hot garbage. I’m starting to think he doesn’t turn it around and I’m tired of waiting…enjoy your golden sombrero, jackass.

  155. Flunkie says:

    Reimold or Trumbo?

  156. herschel says:

    @Grey: 5 x 5 roto weekly league, is betemit worth starting over a. hill (i have some 2b/3b flexibility with m. young).

  157. Exactly says:

    hey, which side: drew/gio or tulo/colby lewis?

  158. milksteak says:

    Yunel Escobar or Figgins?

  159. chata says:

    has dunn entered jim thome territory ?

  160. potus says:

    napoli or lucroy?


  161. AL KOHOLIC says:

    is anyone else getting these dumb popups saying razzball scroll down and a few others

  162. AL KOHOLIC says:

    another one says start below fold,just started getting them tonight,ive backed out and no help,ill shut all the way down i quess

  163. BKK says:

    Lots of Reimold questions today.

    Moreland, Reimold, D Brown, Morse, Sands

    IN what order would you rank them, I currently own them all but Reimold.

  164. royce! says:

    Did I read here that Homer Bailey would get about 5 good starts in and then either implode or go on the DL? If so, well played. If not, well…I’ll just take credit for it myself. I [you] am so smart!

  165. AL KOHOLIC says:

    News/Analysis Headlines Preseason Outlook
    Rockies part ways with Lopez : The Rockies designated infielder Jose Lopez for assignment on Thursday. He batted just .210 with two homers and eight RBI in 124 at-bats. Eric Young Jr. is expected to be recalled from Triple-A Colorado to take his place on the roster.
    (Updated 05/27/2011)

  166. AL KOHOLIC says:

    News/Analysis Headlines Preseason Outlook
    Lawrie on the way soon?: Manager John Farrell may have tipped his hat ever so slightly prior to Friday’s game against the Astros. When Farrell was asked by the media whom he considered his everyday third baseman, the manager surprisingly responded with four names. “Jayson Nix, John McDonald and Edwin Encarnacion and when Brett Lawrie comes up, there’s another one,” Farrell told the Toronto Sun. Lawrie was acquired from the Brewers in the Shawn Marcum deal last December. He is hitting .335 with nine homers and 32 RBI for Triple-A Las Vegas.

  167. AL KOHOLIC says:

    i think i like lawrie at 2nd better but im sure with all the injured 3rd basemen alot of guys will plug him in there when he gets his 10 games in

  168. Maaas says:

    I’d go with the glossary term: “Blowser”

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