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Just to clear my head the other day, I threw on some bicycle shorts, jumped in my El Dorado and went for a spin.  Cause that’s how guys with a ‘stache roll.  If you didn’t know, know you do.  Consider yourself informed.  As I was rocking out to some Don Henley, I was thinking back on some guys that helped me win leagues last year.  John Axford —  Thanks, Ax-Man!  CarGo, you DaMan!  All She Wants To Do Is Dance DANCE! Thanks, Konerko, we had some good times!  Hey, Posey, I enjoyed your production!  Can’t feel the HEAT… Coming off the STREET… Hey, Jayson Nix– Actually, you weren’t much of a help.  Hey, someone dropped Jon Rauch, don’t mind if I do.  Why such a long face, Chris Perez?  I’ll own you… In the non-biblical way!  She wants to party, she wants to GET DOWN! Having worked up a bit of an appetite for some roast beef, I pulled off the freeway in search of an Arby’s.  As I hit the side streets, I thought two things:  number one, I had no idea what waiver position I was in when I used it for any of those schmohawks.  Number two, why was I in Anaheim?

The preceding was a fancy way of saying, “USE YOUR WAIVER CLAIM!”  (Caps for emphasis and the people reading over your shoulder.)  Who gives an effin’ eff in the eff hole what waiver claim position you’re in?  While you’re holding onto your waiver claim like Cowboy Jon from The Real World: Los Angeles holds onto his virginity, your leaguemates are going to be winning your league.  Because, guess what, Maverick?  Cowboy Jon is still a virgin and he’s like 57 years old!

You don’t want to be Cowboy Jon praying Mike Moustakas comes up in June while you sit in 8th place not even needing a corner man.   Or are you holding your waiver claim because you’re afraid someone is going to drop Prince Fielder?  Who are you, John Q. Law?  This is your job why?  Wait, even better.  If you’re in a league with a guy who wears fancy dungarees and who would drop Prince Fielder, you shouldn’t be in that league.   If you need a guy for your roster, then claim him.  While your leaguemates are waiting for someone they deem worthy of a pickup, you’ll be grabbing all kinds of other players that are immediately useful.  Remember…. Rebels been rebels since I don’t know WHEN… And all she wants to do is dance!

  1. Rodger-Dodger says:

    Best … Razzball … EVER!!!

    You da MAN, Grey!

  2. xopchipili says:

    I make it easy. I never sit on my waiver claim long enough to make it to #1, and then I never have to worry about whether or not to use it!

  3. El Famous Burrito says:

    People really do this? I always assumed that someone having the number one spot meant they left the league or died.

  4. Tony says:

    word grey: And I recommend burning it early just so you aren’t afraid to put in a claim for the next guy. I dont know if anyone was waiting on Maybin in my league this morning, but I burnt my priority again to make SURE that i got him back after i kinda quickly/dumbly dumped his 3-4 days ago….

  5. Mike from Jersey says:

    Grey I need you and your mustache to put ur collective heads together and help me out. In 12 team, razzball commenter league I’ve been offered a trade. I get Josh Johnson, I give A-Rod. Now I know that seems like a possible low offer for A-rod , but 2 things. 1 josh is my favorite player in baseball (Which actually has nothing to do with helping my team or not) but more improtantly, 2. no one in this league is giving me any pitching. i tried to move sandoval, but got nothing. im pitching desperate. so ill lay out my roster, tell me if 1. my hitting is still great, and 2. if i should do this

    c- kurt suzuki
    1b- billy butler
    2b- martin prado
    3b- pablo sandoval
    ss- jimmy rollins
    2b/ss- yunel escobar
    1b/3b- ike davis
    of- ryan braun
    of- nelson cruz
    of- bj upton
    of- raul ibanez
    of- alex gordon
    utility- chipper jones
    kila kaihuie (however u spell it)
    jason bay

    pitching staff
    clayton kershaw
    david price
    ryan dempster
    jake westbrook
    clayton richard
    aaron harang
    jon broxton
    john axford
    matt thornton
    dl- jake peavy

  6. Mike from Jersey says:

    @Mike from Jersey:
    i forgot to add in arod to that. obviously if i dont do the trade, arods in my lineup, if i do, i have josh johnson.

  7. ltf says:

    Ogando with another good start today against the Tigers. Drop Edwin Jackson, Kyle Drabek, or Narv-Dog for him? I don’t think so, just fishing for an pinion on Ogando after today.

  8. DP says:


    Ogando is dealin right now. Ogando or Drabek?

  9. So you’re saying the waiver wire will NOT be strong after the boys of summer are gone*?

    *claimed off waivers

  10. Tony says:

    @Mike from Jersey: no dice, keep AROD< you can find waiver gems, there will be no waiver pick up to replace AROD…. at 3B? no way. If your leaguemates wont deal then sit, its week 2!

  11. Garvey's Illegitimate child says:

    @gray. ogando, narveson, lowe i need to choose 2 of the 3, any thoughts?

  12. Nomar Mr. Nice Guy says:

    Grey: Narveson or Beachy… I think you’ll side with a sunny day at the Beachy, right?

  13. Long Bawls says:

    But Grey, when you lose your #1 waiver it’s…it’s…the end of the innocence.

  14. Dom says:

    AL only league, 10 teams, 4 x 4 (AVG, RBI, HR, SB & W, WHIP, ERA, S). Auction League with keepers.

    I’m currently in first place (which means soooo much in April). Where are the holes in my team?

    C Arencibia
    1B Morneau
    2B Hill
    3B Beltre
    SS Wood
    MI Cabrera
    CI LaPorta
    OF Abreu, Choo, N. Cruz, Torii Hunter, BJ Upton,
    U Crisp, Jack Wilson

    B Manyy Machado, Reimold

    P Buchholz, Dotel, Fuentes, Gio Gonzalez, Hellickson, Litsch, McCarthy, Sale, Jered Weaver

    B Chen, Tommy Hunter, Rafael Soriano, Jacob Turner

  15. Commish Cauda says:

    I have four arms to fill three spots in a deep mixed H2H-Points league.. Who sits this week?

    Hammel @NYM (Pelfry), vsCHC (Coleman)
    Chacin vsCHC (Garza)
    Hudson vsSF (Cain)
    Anderson @CHW (Danks)

    Hammel is the weakest arm, but it is two starts in H2H-Points…

  16. Fletch says:

    @Grey: Walden or Ogando in the RP slot? I can drop Narveson, Walden, Nathan or Wood for him…

  17. Rob says:

    Billingsley and Beltran for Shoo. Good trade for me…or great trade for me?

  18. ujoh says:

    People who play in leagues that don’t use FAAB might as well play in 6-team mixed leagues.

  19. Rob says:

    PS. I get Shoo

  20. Commish Cauda says:


    depends on the league type, size, format. But you’re getting the best player in the deal, so I’d say you did well.

  21. Donnie Baseball says:

    agee with you 100%. I don’t get those waiver claim leagues. What is that an ESPN thing?

  22. Pops says:

    Sandoval and McClellan or Lind and Kennedy?

  23. Wilsonian says:

    @Pops: depends on needs, but I’m going Lind side. Who knows if Duncan’s magic pitching fairy dust will work on McClellan.

  24. Mo says:

    Not that this applies to me, but does this advice apply to AL/NL only leagues? In those leagues, it is entirely possible for a guy of the caliber of Prince Fielder to magically appear as a free agent solely due to guys changing leagues due to trades.

  25. Thanks for the smiles Grey.
    Which suprise/unexpected ‘hot’ pitcher and hitter do you think will actually contribute well above their forecasted expectations? Also, which pitcher and hitter would you go out of your way to trade for before their value explodes (in a positive way)?
    As always…mucho grassy-ass amigo!

  26. Wilsonian says:

    @Mo: this helped me win an NL-only league a few years back when Tex got dealt to the Braves. I had the #1 claim and got dibs on him when he swapped leagues. I would still say use your claims, it just so happened that I had the #1 claim, I hadn’t saved it for anything, because (as I’m sure Grey will tell you) who knows if/when anyone of value will be dealt across the AL/NL lines.

  27. Eng says:

    Zimm to the DL…what a surprise. I’m already regretting passing on Tex in the 2nd rd.

  28. Eng says:

    And another nicely written missive as usual, Mr Albright.

  29. Wilsonian says:

    Rumor is that Ryan Zimmerman is headed to the DL with one of those oblique thingamajig injuries. What the hell is going on this year?

  30. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Nomar Mr. Nice Guy: Beachy, Rudy’s taking Narveson.

    @Long Bawls: Ha

    @Dom: Your hitting looks like it’s risky, injury prone and average liability. Nothing terrible though, team looks solid overall.

    @Commish Cauda: Hammel

    @Fletch: Walden…

    @Rob: Take Choo.

    @Pops: Lind

    @Mo: You’re gonna hold your waiver until the end of July for the hope someone is traded into your league? I wouldn’t.

    @Dr. Stats: Thanks, but your question is very vague.

    @Eng: Thanks!

    @Wilsonian: Yup

  31. xopchipili says:


  32. Tom Emanski says:

    A friend has been trying to tell me that Gio Gonzalez is a mediocre pitcher. His reasoning is that he doesn’t throw strikes and he plays in a crap division. I countered with the example of Ricky Romero and the guy says Romero is way better because of his division (despite me pointing out his awful stats against the big 3). If anyone can make a case for Gio being mediocre and not being comparable to RR Cool Jay, go right ahead.

  33. Grey

    Grey says:

    @xopchipili: Ha

    @Tom Emanski: The AL West is a crap division for what? Hitting besides Texas at home? Agreed.

  34. Howard says:

    @Grey Would you start Hellickson at Boston? Short term (hopfully -emoticon) replacement for Zimm: Rolen, Glass Chipper, Freese, Tejada? Thanks Grey! Keep on rollin’ in that El Camino, moustachioed one!

  35. Stophe says:

    I picked up Greinke with a #2 waiver claim.
    I feel good about that.
    Yes sir.

  36. Cole says:

    From the previous post. About Jonny Gomes, I guess I am really encouraged about the 12BB/6Ks so far this year. Being on base more should lead to more steal attempts (2 so far this year to 5 in all of 2010) and lead to more runs. I do love Kila and will probably own him again this year but right now he is killing (Kila-ing?) my team.

  37. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Howard: Nope, Rolen… Ha, thanks.

    @Stophe: Yes, indeed.

    @Cole: Roll with Gomes then.

  38. fitz says:

    Would you ever talk to an owner again that offered you Prado and Valverde for Howard and Uggla in a $200 buy in league?

  39. Grey

    Grey says:

    @fitz: Yeah, why not?

  40. famous anus says:

    as someone that had #1 priority and waivered sean burnett on the 4th day of the season, i support this post. thumbs up.

  41. the rockstar from Mars says:

    Have Miggy, Lind and Belt at first and Aaron Hill at second. Should I drop Belt for Danny Espinosa?

  42. fitz says:

    Wright/Burnett or Kemp/Valverde

  43. the bat rastard says:

    Heck I burned my #1 waiver on Vernon Law and then dropped him a day later. Heck I didnt give it a second thought. My brother PaulyNuts was wow ya wasted the #1 waiver pick. My thought was first of all I am not goin to hold on to a pick if the guy sucks or just not producing now…Move on. Anyway good article.

  44. Long Bawls says:

    McDonald is making me grimace (–childhood obesity point); I’m tempted to drop him for imaginary rabbit Narveyson (–pointlessness point); yeah?


  45. AL KOHOLIC says:

    yeah bat rastard,i dont hold on to mine very long either,

  46. Chris says:


    Hate to be this guy, but is Vernon Wells droppable in a 14-teamer? Ended up with him via autodraft and no one will trade for the guy…

  47. friar says:

    Hey. I play in a ridiculously shallow (6-team mixed) league, which makes much of the conventional fantasy wisdom inapplicable. Knowing that only elite players are above replacement level, I’m worried about my corner infield spot (currently subbing Carlos Lee/Carlos Pena behind Cabrera at 1B and Wright at 3B). I think I have a surplus of pitching (I start six of Lincecum, Lester, Weaver, Carpenter, Gallardo, Billingsley, Scherzer, Hellickson, and Bucholz), but this is my first time playing in a league this shallow and it’s hard for me to gauge what caliber of pitching is normal.

    I’m thinking that pitching holes will be easier to fill than hitting ones, and I should make a move for a hitting upgrade, even if it means weakening my rotation. Would I be wise to offer the hot-starting Weaver for a CI like Youkilis, Bautista, or Tex? Would such a trade likely be accepted?

  48. Sucklingduck says:

    @Grey: someone in my league dropped Clay Buchholz. Clay and I had some good (albiet lucky) times last year so I wanna pick him up but my pitching has been pretty solid so far. Here’s my staff:

    Kershaw, Gallardo, Brett Anderson, Dan Hudson, Ricky Romero, Edwin Jackson, Jhoulys Chacin and Jordan Zimmermann.

    Do I hold course or drop either E-Jax, Chacin or J-Zimm for Buchholz?

    It’s a completely Razzball endorsed staff…..just wanted to say thanks to the stache.

  49. 5 dolla yo says:

    pick 2- willingham, crisp, francisco, morrison
    ian desmond or asdrubal cabrera?

  50. GTS says:

    Which is a better start for tomorrow?

    Pineda at home vs TOR?
    Niese at home vs COL?

  51. BKK says:

    Rich Harden (lat muscle) was shut down from throwing again Monday.
    Harden was expected to throw to live hitters Monday, but suffered a setback with his lat muscle. It’s the same issue that has bothered him since first arriving to A’s camp in February. This sounds like a broken record, but he’s sidelined indefinitely.

    Water is still wet!

    And clears the way on-going for McCarthy.

  52. Mike from Jersey says:

    @Tony: @Grey:
    Thanks guys

  53. nyydj2 says:

    Great and timely write-up as usual Grey. Have Ogando on a bunch of teams but on one that I do not he is still available, as well as Narverson. Want to drop Anibel Klarabell for one but not sure which. Leaning Narv simply for NL but O’s division is practically NL anyways. What say you sir?

  54. chata says:


    i’m jumping all over the pineda match-up …. which means …?

  55. Deeeeeeez Nuts says:

    ADD boy released Phil Hughes – is he a must pick up?


  56. Steve says:

    @Grey: Ugh Zimmerman. Own him in the ol’ H2H. Can move Gordon from LF to 3B, but need a replacement LF. Who do you like? (12 teams, we count OBP):

    Vern Wells (just been dropped by someone)
    Raburn (I drafted and dropped him)

    Murphy looks as good as anyone, but doesn;t get enough playing time, right?

  57. Dan says:

    One spot left in rotation with Cueto on the DL.

    de la Rosa, Britton, or Travis Wood?

  58. Whiskey Diet says:

    What’s up Grey?

    12 Team, H2H

    Current OF: Holliday, Huff, Markakis

    Lose Nyjer, Torres, Adam Jones, or Belt


    Norris, Morton, Masterson, Ogando, or McDonald?

    (Like how I ask 8-9 questions in one?) Thanks for any help savant.

  59. Steve says:

    @royce!: Blech. Though you owning him in the RCL does make me feel a little better.

  60. paddytwotimes says:


    How long you hanging onto your love child Raburn? Time share in weekly is killing me. There really ain’t shizz out there, but I am sick of holding him.

  61. LMack says:

    Hey Grey.

    I was watching the Sawx last night and thought to myself, why did you call Beckett the Red State Jeter?

  62. Tony says:

    Ok so how high are some of you on neil walker? This is the offer I’ve got offered to me:

    I give: Phillips, Hanson, Krimbel

    I get: choo, berkman, neil walker…..

    I dont like the deal at all (especially berkman) but its giving me ideas since he has CANO and has mentioned he’s willing to deal him, and I have lester and i KNOW he wants lester….

  63. Steve says:

    @Grey: Thanks chief.

    All these injuries – wasn’t anyone in the gym over the off-season?

  64. paddytwotimes says:

    @ Tony:

    I am not Grey. But, I would not do that. You give up top 2-4 2B, possible top tier pitcher (arguable) and potential dominating closer.

    You get Choo, who is very good. But you get terrible berkman and neil walker. I do not believe that that trade benefits you in any way. Unless your OF is dreadful.

  65. Joe F says:

    I’m thinking about dropping James Mcdonald, what do you think about Tyler Chatwood?

  66. Yo Momma So Uggla says:


    You have another OF’r you can plug in with 20-25 homers, 80 RBI in a 14 team league?
    At the very last stash him on the bench

  67. Big Nate says:

    A follow-up to the Phil Hughes question: He was dropped in my league as well. But in this league we have no bench spots but have unlimited DL.

    Would you drop McDonald while Hughes figures things out? I guess worst case he hits the DL in two weeks.

  68. Steve says:

    As a Youk owner in the RCL, is it too late to introduce Walks as a stat category?

  69. bogbert says:

    10-team. Not really sure how to manage closers. I have Marmol, Putz, and Valverde, and Francisco on the bench. Better to drop F.F. and pick up Contreras or Rauch, who are actually doing something, and hope to get Francisco back later if he succeeds, or just continue to go with what I have?

  70. Steve says:

    Come on Rockies. I need Pelfrey to get clobbered.

  71. Steve says:

    @Grey: If royce! will take my Raburn – sure.

  72. WDE05 says:

    Wow…Dice K is throwing BP to the ways…6 runs in the 2nd inning so far.

  73. LMack says:


    I answered to myself “meh, someone smarter than myself must know”

  74. Whiskey Diet says:

    which side:

    Holliday/Jeter for Choo/Bumgardner/Motte

  75. Moonlight's Grahams says:

    I normlly don’t do this, and normlly I spell “Normally” correctly, but my co-manager and I are at an impasse. Furcal and Carlos Pena just got dropped in our 12 team league. We have #1 waiver priority.
    We are strong at 1B with Adrian Gonzo and Dunn, and weaker at SS with Alex Gonz and Willie Bloomquist (Really? Bloomquist). I want to add both guys, but there are only three bench spots.
    C – V-Mart
    1B- A-Gon/Dunn
    2B – Kelly Johnson
    SS – Bloomquist/ Alex Gonz
    3B – D Wright
    OF – Stubbs, CHris Young, Bourn, Rasmus, Pierre

    SP – Marcum, Gallardo, Clayton Richard, Brett Anderson
    RP – Axford, Kimbrel, Lyons, Walden

    Is there room to make a move? If so what is the best course of action?

  76. Tony says:

    @grey and whoever: what do you think of a CANO/CHOO for Phillips/LESTER?

    I’d get cano/choo, it’s a 10×10 h2h league, 32 inning min per week, so alot of times if you fulfill your innings and your stats are good you bench your pitching, i have Hanson, Liriano, Beachy, ogando, harrison, and RP’s Krimbel, hanahrahhahn, brox, and fuentes LEFT?

    thoughts? offer it up?

  77. Whiskey Diet says:

    @Moonlight’s Grahams: My two cents: I’d say there is. Furcal over either of your SS, then drop the other one. I’m a Royals guy and I can tell you Bloomquist is terrible. You don’t need Pena if you have A-Gon and Dunn, maybe take a flyer on a SP.

  78. Steve says:

    Wakefield in for Dice-K. Who will be throwing harder?

  79. Steve says:

    OK Dempster – bore me.

  80. Buge Hoobs says:

    Belt just hit the wire. For the U: Belt or McGehee?

  81. Steve says:

    Iannetta taking a walk. What’s up with that?

  82. royce! says:

    @Steve: Well, I’m glad I could help. It’s great to be so useful!

  83. buge hoobs says:

    Belt or McGehee for the U? (Belt just hit the wire)

  84. Tony says:

    @grey: ya i dont wanna deal lester, in the past i’ve been an SP short and league has 10 pitching cats, including Wins/losses, QS’s, etc…. he’s my HORSE if liriano/hanson bomb…. i just sent the guy a Phillips/Hanson/Fuentes offer for CANO/choo…. that would upgrade my Offense pretty nicely and not kill me pitching wise. I THINK, lol.

  85. royce! says:

    Hey Grey- now that Kimbrel seems to have locked down the closer spot, would you still rank him just below Street? Someone made me an offer of Dempster for Kimbrel, which I’m inclined to take, because I also have Street, Hanrahan, Storen, Rauch, and S. Burnett.

  86. royce! says:

    @Steve: Needed to clear his head?

  87. Steve says:

    @royce!: Googled it. His dog needed to take a leak, apparently.

  88. Kevin says:

    Would you rather have Brantley or Bourjos for your 4th OF in a 16-Team H2H Yahoo! League?

  89. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Tony: Safer for your team.

    @royce!: Nope… I’d want Kimbrel there.

    @Kevin: Bourjos

  90. royce! says:

    @Steve: Ha!

    @Grey: Thanks. Would you take D. Hudson for Kimbrel? How about countering with either Street or Hanrahan for Dempster?

    Heading to the Padres/Reds game- Latos v. Volquez. Based on how they’ve been pitching, I’m sure it will be a BBlast!

  91. Steve says:

    @royce!: Based on that match-up, I hope you’re walking to the game.

  92. AL KOHOLIC says:

    ATTN-crawford doubles

  93. Steve says:

    @AL KOHOLIC: Did a fan snatch a fly-ball out of the fielder’s hands?

  94. Tony says:

    @royce! and Grey: would you toss voltron tonight? lol

    i dont know if i’ve seen anyone ask…

  95. AL KOHOLIC says:

    royce,that should be a great game,drink 1 for me

  96. charlie batch says:

    @Tony: @SD, the answer is pretty much always “start him”

  97. Grey

    Grey says:

    @royce!: I’d take Hudson. I wouldn’t trade for Dempster, he’s so whatever. You can find him for cheaper or off waivers.

    @Tony: Yup

  98. RA Dickey Jokes says:

    @Grey or anyone:
    Ogando is available in a 12-team standard H2H ESPN league.

    To pick him up would need to drop:

    League (have Hanrahan, Axford, Broxton)
    Colvin (and go without a 5th OF as I wait for Andres Torres to get back on the field)

    Other SP: Weaver, Oswalt, Volquez, T. Wood, Chacin, D. Hudson

    Any? None? Leaning towards League assuming he will only be closing for a couple of more weeks. Thanks!

  99. Tony says:

    @charlie batch: ughhh its something I “KNOW” but dont feel real good about….

    Please someone say DROP SALTY for Avila in DET….

  100. Steve says:

    @Grey: What’s your take on this Fuld fella?

  101. chata says:

    fuld all set up for the cycle , but i don’t think he’s gonna get it .
    he’s too fast .

  102. paddytwotimes says:

    @ Grey

    Thanks. Some times I just need that push

  103. chata says:


    you gotta root for this new hampshire kid (fuld) .
    new hampshire is like the new zealand of the united states ,
    except a lot fewer recreational goats .

  104. Wake Up says:

    Buer le…

  105. Mr2Bits says:

    Grey/All : Drew or Cabrera at SS tonight?

  106. impaulsible says:


    standard 5×5 11 team roto… 2b empty, formerly occupied by raburn

    my Broxton or Valverde
    Uggla or Pedroia or Weeks?

  107. AL KOHOLIC says:

    is new hampshire in the U.S?

  108. Wake Up says:

    @Wake Up: wow…insta-jinx…it worked! put the H back in Buehrle(wherever the hell it goes)

  109. chata says:


    live free or …. (you know what) .

  110. Trevor

    tggq21 says:

    Grey, I grabbed Avila the other day , I just feel that having napoli out of the lineup for that many days out of the week is bad.. Scale of 1-10 how dumb was that?

  111. AL KOHOLIC says:

    chata,hehe,man the rays have been set on defense right where the redsox are hitting bullets,for what its worth good game plan

  112. AL KOHOLIC says:

    home field scoring,crawford hits a 1 hopper right at scutaro who bobbles and they call it a hit

  113. Nick says:

    @Grey: wow, your comment feeds are getting alot more attention than last year….anyways, do you like adam jones or andre either. both dropped. public leagues r so dumb

  114. AL KOHOLIC says:

    thornton blown save on another error,bring on sale

  115. AL KOHOLIC says:

    wow,then thornton pulled with 1 out guy on 2nd,tie game?

  116. Fletch says:

    @Grey: Damn, A. Cabrera goes yard once again. I don’t know who’s hotter between him and Castro, who also did well tonight. Who do like between the two for the year?

  117. Cain Fan says:

    I wish my team could always play against Hundley. Phillips racks up steal #5 against him in 4 days. Is he really that bad? He’s Posada-like apparently.

  118. Trevor

    tggq21 says:

    lol sam fuld is too fast to finish the cycle haha wowow!

  119. Steve says:

    Jesus Volquez – WTF are you doing?

  120. AL KOHOLIC says:

    volquez 1st inning crap going on again

  121. Trevor

    tggq21 says:

    hahah volquez WHIP: INF….. what else is new

  122. Steve says:

    Dempster – you’re a f****** idiot too.

  123. preptime says:

    The Matt Thornton experience.

    What a ride.

  124. WDE05 says:

    How about Asdrubal Cabrera? Dude is tearing it up. 4 hrs already on the year. His career high is…6 in 131 games in ’09.

  125. penpen says:

    @tggq21: Volquez is going off like A Tribute to Fireworks and you know what that means… SHUT IT DOWN

  126. Trevor

    tggq21 says:

    @WDE05: Must be the roids! manny got to him

  127. Pops says:

    Settled on a Lind for Sandoval swap. I like the fact that he’s seeing the ball well against lefties this year. He’ll have first base eligibility by mid week. As always, thanks for the advice.

  128. WDE05 says:


    Haha yeah, so elsewhere that supposedly he has put on a ton of muscle this winter. I really hope he doesn’t get popped for PEDs because I really need him with the way HanRam and Mauer are producing.

  129. Steve says:

    Good grief. I had Dempster, Farnsworth and Volquez doing their ‘thing’ simultaneously for a while there.

    I did not enjoy that.

  130. WDE05 says:

    *make that “saw” elsewhere, not “so”…haha.

  131. preptime says:

    @Grey: Is there a term for a player that is playing like crap, but gets to keep the job because everyone else around him is playing even worse? This is my wish/reality with Matt Thornton.

  132. Wilsonian says:

    Kemp swiping bags like it’s 2009…

  133. WDE05 says:

    Pujols slump is becoming pretty epic. .132 average, grounded into 7 DPs and he just popped out with the bases loaded.

  134. Dominic says:

    Yo, 2 questions for ya Grey or whoever wants to answer…

    A. Should I grab Beachy and drop Volquez?

    -You are hyping up Beachy pretty good and Volquez’s K rate has been up but so has all the other stats which isnt a good thing… He is starting tonight but he already gave up 2 runs to the Padres and they are only in the 2nd in PETCO.

    B. Should I grab Bastardo and drop Gregerson.
    Bastardo is killing it in the K’s and ratios so far and Gregerson has been just okay comparatively. Who do you think will have better stats looking out now through the season?

    PS I always use my waiver yo, might as well thats what its there for.

  135. McBainus says:

    @Grey: Narveson, Masterson or Guthrie?

  136. AL KOHOLIC says:

    latos looking like ,well latos of last year

  137. preptime says:

    Kevin Gregg’s Theory of General Craptivity.

    . . . or something

  138. WDE05 says:


    Yeah I’m pissed I don’t have him going for one of my teams tonight. I had him on the DL and I didn’t see that he’d be starting today until late last night when it was already too late to drop a player to make room for him today.

  139. AL KOHOLIC says:

    WDE05 ha me to,pissed me off,i forgot you cant even drop a guy the day of,

  140. VinWins

    VinWins says:

    Bautista gets a SB when Mariners mess up a rundown after a missed hit and run. 3rd time in the last week Jays have escaped rundowns.

  141. bubba long stocking says:

    drop wells(vern) for gomes?

  142. Robert says:

    Ellsbury was dropped in my league. That is an obvious waiver claim, yes? I would drop A. Escobar for him.

  143. bubba long stocking says:

    grey what round did you get latos in

  144. Eddy says:

    It was only a matter of time before Razzball law caught Latos.

  145. AM2 says:

    Drop M. Pineda for C. Narveson?

  146. Mark says:

    Grey, I’ve got JPA but he’s only getting 60% of the playing time. Should I drop him for any of Hundley, Avila or Hanigan? Hundley and Avila seem to have the surest PT, but Hundley’s in Petco and Avila is….Avila.

    Does it even matter and am I splitting hairs over 3 Rs/RBIs?

  147. AL KOHOLIC says:

    if im going to jinx him,im glad i had him dl,d and its against my reds

  148. Mark says:

    Also, time to drop Raburn for Espinosa or SRod?

  149. Dominic says:

    @Grey: ok what about Masterson, Harang or Holland over Volquez?

  150. 3FingersBrown says:

    Brilliant post today Grey. Also the wrap-up with the Russell Martin entry was epic. I think I’ve gone home with that Rosie lookin’ broad too… and boy was she broad! HEY-OH

    Three words for all ya’ll Ass Dru Bell!

  151. Tom Emanski says:

    I have a name for Justin Smoak: The Human Pun Funeral

  152. Dr. Orlando Schadenfreude says:

    Okay Razzballers, I’m in a shallow OBP league and have got SBs pretty well covered. Rank these borderline yawnsipating players for the rest of the year: Beckham, Zobrist, Abreu, Logan Morrison, Markakis, Alex Gordon

  153. Tom Emanski says:

    @Dr. Orlando Schadenfreude: What the heck kind of league are you in? I would bumrush the waiver to get guys like that.

  154. AL KOHOLIC says:

    i really like beck at 2nd,gordon at a shallow 3rd in yahoo and then morrison,markakis and abreu

  155. Fred McGriff says:

    I support comment #166.

  156. Dr. Orlando Schadenfreude says:

    @Tom Emanski: They are all on my team, I’m just trying to figure out who to cut/trade to improve the back end of my rotation. ESPN league, so not 3b for Alex Gordon :(

  157. Fletch says:


  158. AL KOHOLIC says:

    figgins leaves game early?

  159. 3FingersBrown says:

    @Dr. Orlando Schadenfreude: LoMo is an OBP god. I’d trade Abreau and capitalize on his usual blazing hot April.

  160. Mark says:

    @AL KOHOLIC: Ground ball off his wrist as he was diving for it.

  161. AL KOHOLIC says:

    thanks mark

  162. Travis says:

    I get Mini donkey for Kimbrel? 12 team roto. I already have Broxton,Greg,and Storen. I have Zimmerman and lost Manny so light in utill and 3rd….playing your boy Headley right now.


  163. Tom Thumb says:

    Hey everyone,

    I flipped Haren for Holliday. Good for me?

  164. Calogero says:

    Edinson Bipolarquez

    – 0 outs through the first 4 batters, gives up 2 in the first inning against the lowly Padres.
    – 0 strikeouts through 3 innings.
    – 5 K over the next 3 innings, with only 2 baserunners allowed.

    Final line: 6-3-2-2-3-5-0

    I wish I knew how to quit you.

  165. Steve says:

    Corey Patterson!

    Like chewing gum stuck to your shoe, he just won’t go away.

  166. Steve says:

    Guerrier in for Kershaw – anything out of the ordinary there?

  167. Eddy says:


    The day he gets through the first with a 1-2-3 innings is the day he throw a complete game shutout.

  168. Eddy says:


    Nope. Just a high pitch count. I was actually surprised they let him throw in the 7th considering he eclipsed the 100-pitch mark at the end of the 6th.

  169. Steve says:

    Not convinced, but do we need a Razzball term for an H2H situation where you are relyinh in your opponent’s closer to save a win for your pitcher.

    I have thins going in SD right now…

  170. AL KOHOLIC says:

    screwing your 2nd cousin,its allowed in kentucky,hehe

  171. Steve says:

    @Steve: Nice typing there.

  172. AL KOHOLIC says:

    furcall should wear silk panties,hurt his thumb now,he,s a sissy

  173. Steve says:

    @Grey: I’m about problems, not solutions.

  174. Tele says:

    Evening, Grey!

    Early stage trade talk:

    Longoria, Andrus, Tabata, Walden…..Tulowitzki, Pence

    Which side do you prefer? It seems like a no brainer, but it’s an awful lot of speed.

  175. Fletch says:

    @Grey: Walden or Nathan

  176. Tele says:

    @Tele: Actually, looking at that now… I have no idea what to think. :P

  177. chata says:


    you’re into double-reverses .
    does that closer feel like your bald-headed step-father ?

    or just another uncle leo ?

  178. royce! says:

    Just returned from the Padres game…I drank one for you, AL, which may have put me over the limit, but I’m not going to let you down…Latos looked solid, but even more importantly, Brad Hawpe comes to bat to Warrant’s “Cherry Pie.” He’s not old OR young enough for that to be ironic.

  179. Griff says:

    Shawn Camp was left in for a 5 out save for the Jays and coughed it up with two outs in the 9th. Not sure what this means for the saves situation in Toronto.

  180. AL KOHOLIC says:

    royce yeah you did get a heck of a game,latos got tired,the pitch hiesley hit out was 90,hed been at 96 earlier,and cordero,well he keepsem in the stands till the end

  181. AL KOHOLIC says:

    griff,frasor maybe?

  182. Juan Pierre is Fast says:

    Grey, which end of this trade would you take?
    Roy Halladay, Robinson Cano, and Ryan Howard for Albert Pujols, Ben Zobrist, Josh Hamilton, and Victor Martinez.

  183. Big Nate says:

    *****Hamilton out 6-8 weeks****

    Updating an earlier report, the Rangers said Tuesday that Hamilton (shoulder) will miss 6-to-8 weeks with a small fracture to his humerus bone, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
    Spin: Not having Hamilton in the lineup for up to two months will be a big blow to fantasy owners. David Murphy and Julio Borbon should both get a shot at regular playing time with Hamilton out a while.
    Tue, Apr 12

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