Jake Peavy is due back in less than a week unless he has a setback.  That ‘unless’ eats deep fried butter with a side of blooming onion, needs a crane to go to the bathroom and a mop to clean its inner thighs.  I’ll admit Peavy makes me smize, as Tyra would say.  I smized more when he was in Petco, but he’s pitched well in his rehab.  Does he deserve another chance?  Sure, why not?  What, he kicked your puppy’s nads?  Now if anyone tells you what you can expect of him this year other than three more DL stints, they’re lying, those no good liars.  You take the flyer on him if he’s on your waivers just hoping he stays healthy and produces.  The rest is icing.  …Actually, I’m using the rest is icing cliche wrong.  If he stays healthy and produces, that is the icing.  Can you tell I wrote this when I was hungry?  Mmm…Deep fried butter.  Anyway, here’s some players to buy or sell this week in fantasy baseball:


Vicente Padilla – I feel like one small point that’s getting lost in all of this Padilla talk is that he sucks.

Hong-Chih Kuo – It’s so frustrating when you own a guy that should step into the closer role and he’s currently sucking.  Well, that’s interesting for you to read.  Moving on…

Eduardo Sanchez – I think Tony La Russa is building a case to get out of some kind of contractual obligation.  A’la, “Yes, my client, Tony La Russa agreed to endorse Sbarro, but as he’s shown from his managing of the Cards bullpen, he doesn’t know what he’s doing from minute to minute.”

Fernando Salas – I see your closer committee and I raise you a closer clusterf**k.

Mark Melancon – I just read about him somewhere.  Oh, I know.  Scroll down to this morning’s post.  It’ll help exercise your typee muscles.

Aneury Rodriguez – Because of Gallardo, Liriano and a host of other schmohawks, I’m actively looking at Aneury in more leagues than I’d like to admit.

Bud Norris – Don’t make me say something pithy, just pick him up already.

Brett Wallace – His face looks like he’s trying to gleek, but he is a current hot schmotato.

Matt LaPorta – Here’s a peek behind the curtain at Razzball HQ.  I start the Buy/Sell on Monday and as the week goes on I add and remove players.  LaPorta has been in three Buys on Monday and hasn’t made it to Friday staying hot.  Not a great sign, but he is kinda hot now so do what you do.

Ian Stewart – It took over a year, but I think the fantasy community has finally given up on Stewart.  So what better time for him to finally break out?!  Yeah, that’s wishful thinking.  If you lost one of the twenty-five 3rd basemen that are out injured or just suck (Pedro Alvarez, “I understand you are talking about me.  I apologize sincerely.  Now I wish to eat a piece of cake and strikeout.”), grab the one, the only Mini Mini Donkey.

Allen Craig – Out of curiosity, I went back and looked at what Pujols did his first month in the major leagues to see why La Russa ever even played him.  Sure enough, Pujols hit .370 with 8 homers in April of 2001.  Allen Craig, that is what you’re up against.  Good luck!

Scott Sizemore – On the other hand, if you were to suit up your dachshund in a Tigers uniform, Leyland would probably bat him in the top of the order.

Clint Barmes – I picked him up in one league for the short schedule day yesterday and think I might run him out there for a few while Beckham (or Bartlett or Alcides or Nishioka) gets his act together.

Ben Revere – SAGNOF!

Matt Joyce – Still on fire from his last appearance in a Buy/Sell.  But a word of warning, he’s nearing 50% owned in ESPN leagues, which means he’s about to bomb.

Angel Pagan – Not a huge fan, but he should get better and be owned in more leagues than he currently is.

Peter Bourjos – Sure taking a long time for people to pick this guy up.  Don’t make me send his cousin Per Djoos after you.

Jason Bourgeois – Could probably steal 800 bases this year if he played every day.  Okay, plus or minus 750.

Will Venable – More steals yadda3.  Apropos of nothing, Max Venable, Will’s pop-pop, had a 12-year major league career and he has about as much on his Wikipedia page as I do.  Someone fill out my man’s stub.


Alexi Ogando – Just went over how his xFIP is farting in his ERA’s general direction.  Hint:  It was yesterday’s afternoon post.

Placido Polanco – Probably will hit .400 just to spite me, but if you can trade him for a Brain Freeze or even a low-end Donkeycorn, I would, and I don’t usually trade for closers.  BTW, I’d love to be sitting over the shoulder of someone who stumbles on this website for the first time.  Donkeycorn?  Brain Freeze?  Hot schmotato?  How are there 250 comments on every post at this site?  Is this a cult?  Razzball?  How about Razz-what-the-eff-is-this-mustachioed-man-talking-about?

Russell Martin – I admit that I don’t think you can trade him for much, but I’d try.  He was a hot April, not a hot beginning of a great season.  Plus, The Great Gazoo is back.

Ben Zobrist – He’s the number one rated 2nd baseman according to ESPN’s Player Rater as of right now…Unfortunately, half of his stats came from one day.  Remember it wasn’t that long ago that you were thinking about dropping him because as of April 22nd, he had a .183 average with 3 homers and 2 steals.  Then the last week of April, he tripled just about all his stats.  I wouldn’t trade him for Micah Hoffpauir’s fake ID, but I’d explore options.

  1. mets fan says:

    Grey would you say ibanez and travis wood are more buys or sells?

  2. Chinaski says:

    Grey, Bumgarner or Lilly (come on, dont tell me Lilly! :))

  3. bigwillystyle says:

    Pirates Hitting Coach, “Pedro, I figured out why you’re struggling at the plate!”
    Pedro, through a mouthful of cake, “Hmmrs zap?”
    “I was watching video and noticed that every time you strike out you have cake all over your hands.”
    “I thought that was pine tar, holmes.”

  4. Eng says:

    Uehara worth stashing?

  5. Mike says:

    Tried to sell Ogando,along with Liriano-no for Clayton K in a testing the water trade offer.

    Got rejected.

    But countered with Clayton K & Stubbs for Liriano-no & Beltran.

    Accept, accept, accept, my brain said. Click, click, click, my fingers did.

    Yay. No more Fransucko on one team. Wish I could do that trade in the other league where I have him.

  6. Dan says:

    was thinking of using your generic post to protest a trade in my league. Worthy?

    Crawford and Alex Gordon for Holliday and Soria

  7. Will says:

    Best 3 for the rest of the year. dlR, gallardo, Lilly, beachy, or wolf??

  8. Grey — In a 18-team roto league I need to open up a roster spot for streaming 2 or 3 starts a week so I don’t fall behind on innings (I’m in this bind because I can’t trade, drop or start Liriano and so I’m left with only four useable starting pitchers). I’ve tried a few 2-for-1 deals but so far, no bites. Here are my options for making that space:

    –Dropping Slowey (he’s in the DL spot now, but Broxton was just moved to the DL and so I can use that spot for him)

    –Drop David Murphy (I don’t seem to play him much, with Pence, JUpton, Bourjos, and Alex Gordon in the OF and Robot Jones and Smoak battling for the UTIL slot)

    –Drop Robot Jones (he’s better on the road and they have a homestead coming up)

    –Drop Liriano (Seems inappropriate in a deep league like this one)

    –Do nothing: fall a little behind on innings but make it up later.

    Which option would you prefer? Which is the second best?


  9. Jason says:

    Morrow, Chacin, Cain or Brett Anderson?

    If you had to choose one, which would it be?

  10. JohnnyFive says:

    @Dan I know I’m not Grey, but that trade is certainly not worthy of the generic trade post. It’s not THAT horrible.

  11. Chinaski says:

    @ Grey,

    Wells or Kubel?

    As always thanks a bunch

  12. AL KOHOLIC says:

    save scoundrels FYI dodgers recall jansen,dont know if he gets any saves but if kuo doesnt hold up he should be in the mix

  13. Stop the presses! Volquez just threw his first 1-2-3 first inning this year!

  14. Killer Joe says:

    Grey, would you drop D. Hudson for Beachy?

  15. Howard says:

    @Grey Would you drop the Mini Donkey for the Mini Mini Donkey?

  16. birrrdy! says:

    Grey, would you drop Capuano for Aneury? 10-team 5×5 NL only keeper.

  17. Will says:

    Daniel Hudson is avaiable too. So Should I keep beachy, gallardo and dlR or replace 1 with Hudson?

  18. Harry's Kid says:

    @Moustachio’d Messir Albright: Trade Z.Britton for Peavy??

  19. abNormal says:

    In my 6×6 league w/ OPS and K/9 is this a good trade for me — Alexei Ramirez + Torii Hunter FOR my Gio Gonzalez and Capps…guys pitching is really weak, and my WHIP is already dead last, feel like I’m def. winning here shedding Gio, and upgrading my SS which is bad with Andrus in an OPS league who will give me no power whatsoever, I don’t think I’d use Hunter much, but Capps is just a reliever and I got Melancon the other day.

  20. Jason says:

    Buchholz + Kennedy for Oswalt with h2h, QS and 10 keepers? I’m thinking no, just because if Buchholz bounces back, it might just be worth seeing how his value plays out later?

    Staff is: Ubaldo, Hanson, Lilly, Kennedy, Buchholz, Harang, Duensing, BUD, and Piniero.

  21. BigRedLatrine says:

    Who gets more saves this year, Aardsma or Broxton?

  22. trick dad says:

    please pick one sunday spot start:
    Mcdonald vs.HOU or Ross @KC

  23. Grey

    Grey says:

    ***Standard Facebook update from old high school friends:

    The kids and I love the new sweet potato fry’s @Chick-fil-a!!!

    **Who are these people I was once friends with?

  24. Reds moved Leake to the bullpen and kept wood in the rotation!

  25. Dan Pants

    Charlie says:

    What do you think Hosmer’s FAAB value in 12 team dynasty league.

    First time poster, long-timer reader. You is a funny man grey. keep it up

  26. Steve says:

    @Grey: Did you have to correct his grammar in high school too?

  27. Volquez already has close to 60 pitches and only has 3 IP, this dude needs to focus on control… (3 K’s though and only one walk)

  28. Arrec Bardwin says:

    Trying to trade for the adverb in a 16 team h2h points keeper league. We keep 8 no restrictions.

    Guy said he wants sp in return.

    My staff is:

    Brett Anderson
    Mat Latos
    Trevor Cahill
    Wand Wagon
    Jason Hammel

    Aside from F-Her and not wanting to trade 2 of Latos/Anderson/Cahill, would Brett Anderson and, say, Wand Wagon or dlR be too much or too little?


  29. Nuke LaDouche says:

    Watching Volquez is painful. That guy clearly has no idea where the ball is going when it leaves his hand. Neither does the catcher and he is starting to get pissed.

  30. Chinaski says:

    This Volquez guy is not pitching, he is just throwing the ball at batters and his own catcher…terrible command

  31. frank rizzo says:

    Would love to get something for Zobrist but my league-mates all believe he is a one day wonder, which you pretty much summed him up to be.

    Gun to your head: Kuo over Padilla, right? I don’t have the luxury of rostering both but they are both available at this moment. Missed on Melancon.

  32. you guys like Bailey better than Volquez? same team, similar style pitchers, but i think Bailey has better command. Although, Bailey also gets hurt every other month as well…

    I have Volquez and McDonald on my NL only team, trying to stick it through with McDonald (his last 2 outings have been decent). But Volquez just isn’t showing me anything at this point.

    Homer Bailey and Aneury Rodriguez are FA’s right now… the bid is tonight.

    Grey/Nation drop volquez for either of these two?

  33. mookiewilson says:

    Bourjos or Fowler for the next month?

  34. Jason says:

    I didn’t pull the trigger and now he’s heading to the DL. Bad grey, bad.

  35. J Rich says:

    Grey, did you just slip a Nicki Minaj reference into the Jay Bruce blurb?

  36. Howie Met Your Mother says:

    I guess I don’t understand why I’d give Polanco, a guy who KEEPS HITTING, away for an Axford type when 3B is being ravaged by underperformers and injuries.

  37. mc serch says:

    sorry….. I meant is my Nunez for his Beachy?

  38. frank rizzo says:

    I’m not watching the game but for all the crapping everyone’s doing on Volquez, his line isn’t looking too bad right now and he is in good shape for the W right now.

  39. The Situation says:

    Teheran getting called up for Saturday’s doubleheader vs. Philly. Is there any chance he could actually stay up longer than one start?

  40. mookiewilson says:

    Drop Ogando for Dempster? Ogando seems to have very little trade value in my league.

  41. Jeter's On Roids says:

    OGAN-DO faces the Mariners and A’s on a regular basis. That alone makes him worth keeping.

  42. Grey…

    I know you got deep pockets from all of those book sales… i got an idea for the razzball website. It’d be cool if there was something similar to the “league chat” function that CBS sports has on their live scoring page at the bottom of each post. Seems like a lot of us have started to watch the games (at least the day games) and post about what is going on. Could still use the comment function for direct questions about certain players, but have the “game chat” for people who just want to make points about the day in baseball…

    Ha , just thought it would be a cool option. I love the league chat in our league. Just throwin it out there as a big fan off razzballers and the razzball nation.

  43. Volquez is out after 5 with Lecure coming into the game…

    His line for today”
    98 PC, 5 INN, 6 HA, 4 BBI, 3 K, 2 ER, 3.600 ERA, 2.000 WHIP

    A few double plays really saved his A$$ today.

  44. herschel says:

    Braves prospect right-hander Julio Teheran will make his major league debut Saturday against the Phillies. Its only for a spot start due to the double header, but has he surpassed Minor on the depth chart?

  45. herschel says:

    @Grey: bourgois in the lineup tonight with lee playing first and wallace on the bench. think this setup continues and eats into regular playing time for wallace?

  46. Wilsonian says:

    Would you deal Zorilla for Uggla straight up?

  47. Fletch says:

    @Grey: I just dealt A. Cabrera and Lohse for Scherzer…good win for me getting Scherzer for those 2 waiver pick ups?

  48. AL KOHOLIC says:

    yeah,when garza walked renturia to bring up votto and co,was silly.that cost him 2 runs there,and volquez is just throwing right now,if i were them id keep his pitch count down for another month,but dusty can be tough on his pitchers

  49. Wheelhouse says:

    point taken that ogando’s been overperforming, but is it selling too low to deal ogando and liriano for kuroda and wandy in a league where you can’t bench players?

  50. ritzer says:

    Drop Rayburn for for Hosmer?

  51. AL KOHOLIC says:

    lirianos next start in question according to cbs sports

  52. nick m. says:

    Could you pick two for the rest of the year in H2H: Ted Lilly, Edwin Jackson, Ervin Santana, Scott Baker, Jake Peavy, Travis Wood?

  53. william says:

    @Grey – I currently have Mark Reynolds at 3B. Do I drop Carlos Pena for Ian Stewart? My other 1B are Adrian Gonzalez and Ben Zobrist.

    I have Kung Fu Panda on the DL.

  54. Clueless says:

    Hey Grey,

    Trying to get Anderson off this doode in the AL Only ten teamer, i have some closer depth (Perez, Wallden, Rauch) and need another SP as Lackey is Crappey.

    How about:

    Chris Perez/Mike Napoli for Anderson/Shoppach?


  55. ritzer says:

    @Al Danks is my worst SP at the moment?
    Would you drop him before Rayburn.

  56. william says:

    @Grey @Everyone: Is Colby Lewis worth a pick up? I didn’t see his game last night, but was his velocity back up on his way to 11 K’s?

  57. Walker, Pittsburgh Pirate says:

    do yallz like jupton or bruce better for the rest of the season?

  58. Trevor

    tggq21 says:

    Would you trade Cueto and Utley for A-Roid? I have mark reynolds at 3B right now and could possibly trade him away after or drop… H2H 5×5

  59. ritzer says:

    @ Al 12 team points league so I have 11SP no RP.

    Cole Hamels (Phi – SP)
    RP Jeremy Hellickson (TB – SP,RP)
    P Daniel Hudson (Ari – SP)
    P Max Scherzer (Det – SP)
    P John Danks (CWS – SP)
    P Hiroki Kuroda (LAD – SP)
    BN Brandon Beachy (Atl – SP)
    BN Francisco Liriano (Min – SP)

  60. herschel says:

    From RW: Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Vicente Padilla will handle save chances in Jonathan Broxton’s absence.

    Source: Dylan Hernandez on Twitter

  61. bravo says:

    Also, which 2 would you start:

    Krispie @ SD, Stauffer
    Werth @ FLA, Nolasco
    Hosmer vs OAK, Gonzalez

  62. Rollie Lingers says:

    Wld you trade Liriano for Billingsley?

  63. michael bourne says:

    Grey, sizemore counts as a buy? 3/4 followed by 1/8 is blah. I am in a tiger slappy league and no one has him yet… where is the hosmer. Best player ever, right? Pena is better but no one gets it yet.

  64. AL KOHOLIC says:

    News/Analysis Headlines Preseason Outlook
    Liriano’s next start in question?: The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports that Twins starter Francisco Liriano was sent back to the team hotel Friday in Boston when he showed up with a sore throat. Liriano, who is coming off Tuesday’s no-hitter, is expected to pitch Monday’s series finale in Boston pending how his bullpen session goes on Saturday.

  65. GTS says:

    Bourgeois or Tabata?

  66. friar says:

    How would you rank Trumbo, Smoak, Hosmer, and Alex Gordon for week 6? Which of those four guys has the most upside for the rest of the season.

  67. GTS says:

    Iannetta or Ramos?

  68. AL KOHOLIC says:

    and britton hits a snag,man i wanted to bench him tonight but didnt,think ill try ole homer bailey out

  69. The Sequential Hermaphrodite says:

    Do you think Mat Latos is a good buy candidate? He says he feels he is getting back to his 2010 level.

  70. Steve says:

    Bah – dropped Rivera for Byrd, leaving Willingham alone. Happy with Byrd’s contribution but of course Rivera starts hitting again and Willingham is sitting.

    Oh – and could Wandy maybe get more than a run’s worth of support?

  71. William says:

    @Grey: Drop Padilla for Colby Lewis?

  72. westly says:

    Grey i’m at the end of my rope here. In my 16 team 5×5 dynasty that i had such high hopes for my lineup consists of

    C wieters
    1b morneau, moreland
    2nd roberts, beckham
    3rd reynolds, ryan roberts
    SS andrus
    OF Gordan
    OF Heyward
    OF McCutchen
    DL J. Hamilton

    I don’t know what to do, collectively my active lineup is at .220 for the year, i’m batting 152 for the week, and have only one week in which i batted over 225, the rest of the weeks i’m below 200. My frustration level has maxxed out. everyone i put in goes 0-4 every night. I scream at my computer screen nightly. Is there any hope at all or should i say screw it and start playing fantasy golf or something. There is talent there but these bums can’t hit. AHHHHHHHHH

  73. Remember the old Willie and Frankie (Billy Crystal and Christopher Guest) sketch from SNL? I couldn’t find a video of it, just this hilarious transcript of a great one. Anyway, I couldn’t help thinking of it while watching The Real World the other night. Here’s my spec script for a new Willie and Frankie sketch, RW Vegas style. You shop it around to your fancy L.A. friends and get back to me with an offer.

    WILLIE: Hey, Frankie.

    FRANKIE: How’s it goin’ Willie?

    WILLIE: Not too good, not too good. I’ve been having casual, unprotected sex with someone for a while now who…

    FRANKIE: Has sex with unprotected sex with other random people on a regular basis?

    WILLIE: Yeah, exactly. So then I’m thinking, ah, what do you call it…

    FRANKIE: How it burns when you urinate, and how you’re worried about STDs as well as an unwanted pregnancy?

    WILLIE: Right, right. Man, I hate it when that happens. What luck, eh?

    FRANKIE: You wanna’ talk about bad luck? I have this dark secret I’ve been keeping from family, friends… everyone. And then, all I do is…

    WILLIE: Go on a popular, internationally televised reality show?

    FRANKIE: Yeah, right. And somehow…

    WILLIE: Your well kept secret is out there, and now everyone knows you were in gay porn?

    FRANKIE: Exactly! Now that’s some bad luck.

    WILLIE: Y’know, that reminds me. The other night I had a few too many, and next thing I know I’m…

    FRANKIE: Under a blanket engaged in steamy, gay antics even though you’ve recently and repeatedly talked about how homosexual activity turns you off big time?

    WILLIE: Right, exactly. So then I…

    FRANKIE: Lead your ex to believe that you’re back together, only to decide later that you don’t want to get back together, and will probably get super pissed when they move on to someone else?

    WILLIE: Right, right… you understand.

    FRANKIE: Oh, absolutely. That’s the worst when that happens.

    WILLIE: I can’t stand when that happens.

    FRANKIE: Well I gotta’ run Willie.

    WILLIE: Good talkin’ with ya’. Catch you later, Frankie.

  74. Flunkie says:

    Polanco part made me lol.

  75. rvde says:

    Somehow I’ve ended up with B Roberts, Mini Donkey and Adam Jones on my team. Does one try not to have this many players from one team on their fantasy squad? Especially if they’re O’s?

  76. Phils Phan says:


    Is Bartolo Colon a decent option to look for short term return?

    Or even if it’s 2 weeks or a month would you rather have Bud Norris or Madison Bumgarner?

  77. Walker, Pittsburgh Pirate says:

    which side would you rather be on: heyward vs. david price + grady sizemore

  78. chata says:

    crawford is such an automatic out .
    how he escaped being on my h2h team (avg .127)
    is beyond me .

  79. wire says:

    Harang and Pena for Farnsworth?

  80. AL KOHOLIC says:

    damn lee has 15 k,s,9 hits allowed

  81. chata says:

    somebody’s got to talk to these prima donnas .

    little pedie pedrosia , with his full-blown napolean complex ,
    always swinging for that friggin green monster ….
    never ONCE behind the runner .
    that pitch can be a foot off the outside part of the plate ,
    and still , he trying to pull the ball .
    swinging outta his spikes .

    how sad .

  82. AL KOHOLIC says:

    the big hos gets a sb

  83. Steve says:

    WTF Kuroda?

  84. chata says:

    baez ?
    figures .

  85. wire says:

    beachy and kimbel for n.cruz and garland?

  86. Steve says:

    Rauch came in at the top of the 8th in a 5-1 game. Are his closing days over?

  87. Whiskey Diet says:

    Wuz happnin’ everybody?

    Just got offered

    Stanton / Arroyo


    Pineda / Nuñez

    12 Team H2H. Do I counter and try to get, instead of Arroyo, Chapman, Britton, Gio, T. Hudson? Or accept/reject it as is?

    Current team:

    Al. Ramirez
    A. Jones

    D Hudson

    Thanks a bunch

  88. herschel says:

    From RW: Roger Bernadina was pulled from a game with Triple-A Syracuse on Friday in the fourth inning. He isn’t injured, so one wonders if Rick Ankiel could potentially be headed to the disabled list. If that’s the case, Bernadina is worth an immediate add in NL-only formats.

  89. Steve says:

    Garcia has it going on tonight…

  90. Steve says:

    C’mon Astros. Give the new guy a cushion.

  91. William says:

    the land of blah: Carlos Lee or Torii Hunter?

  92. VinWins

    VinWins says:

    Camp and the defense work it into a save situation for Francisco.

  93. matt says:


    is it time i look into selling high on lind?

  94. Steve says:

    What’s happening in DC? Yahoo says it’s over, ESPN says it’s still going…

  95. matt says:

    also, is teheran worth an add and hold or just a spot start tomorrow then drop?

  96. Tony tone says:

    Which of the following would be the least desirable to roster: Kuo, Rauch, Eduardo Sanchez, or Aardsma (ie who should I drop). Thanks!

  97. Tony tone says:

    Also, should I trade Choo for Cliffy Lee?

  98. Bill says:

    Who do you like more in a 5 X 5 for the rest of the year: Nolasco or Liriano?

  99. Child Please says:

    12-team 5×5 (H instead of AVG) roto 8-player keeper league

    Would you drop Raburn, Bourgeois, Rivera, or Francisco for Sands?

    C- McCann
    1B- Adam Lind
    2B- Howie Kendrick
    3B- Wright
    SS- Andrus
    MI- Asdrubal Cabrera
    CI- Smoak
    OFx5- Nelson Cruz, Choo, Pence, Raburn, Bourgeois
    UTIL- Juan Rivera
    BEN- Ben Francisco
    DL- Utley, Morales

  100. Also, I know you wouldn’t have drafted Utley, but if you could trade a Darwin Barney type and had the open DL slot to stash him in, you’d do that, right?

  101. chata says:

    going h2h against the reigning cy-young champ must be a pretty
    heady experience for humber .
    i’m rootin’ for him .

    am pretty sure he’s not confident in his back-up (bull-pen) .

  102. charlie batch says:

    heyo!! question question if you dont mind!

    Your Gallardo for his Dunn in a 16 team league, where your next “best” pitcher is wandy/beachy/chacin

  103. Eddy says:

    Razzers, which trade do you prefer in a 16-team H2H with OPS and AVG?

    David Wright and Tabata


    Matt Holliday and Alex Gordon

  104. chata says:

    dunn’s batting stance is almost identical to that of crawford’s .

  105. AL KOHOLIC says:

    normally id have went to the kentucky oaks races today and partied tonight but im still lugging around a bad leg,but you guys make sure and tune in tomorrow for the derby

  106. vottomatic says:

    @ Grey: I’m about to cut ties with Raburn. Do you have anything to talk me away from the ledge?

  107. Wilsonian says:

    In an 8 team league, are you 100% sure I don’t/can’t drop Dunn’s rotting corpse off my roster for Smoak? I’ve got Fielder at 1st plus Lind who can fill in, if need be. I’m still trying to deal him, but this is getting ridiculous and I don’t see that deal going through.

  108. chata says:

    A ‘s hitters blanked choo …. 0-11
    and tonight he’s 0-4 out in anaheim .

    who’s not a buy-low candidate ?

  109. AL KOHOLIC says:

    thank you luke gregerson,

  110. AL KOHOLIC says:

    i was a felix hernandez owner last year in a league that counts wins and loses,so to his owners this year ,i feeel your pain,of course this year i have an 0-5 danks that should be more like 3-1

  111. chata says:

    if thornton gets out of this jam ,
    i’m gonna go back and pick him up

  112. Flunkie says:

    Traded Jason Bay for D. Hudson. You like? ‘Cause I like.

  113. chata says:

    don’t blame me .

  114. WDE05 says:

    I own Mauer and I’m looking for another replacement while he’s on the DL. Hundley worked well for about a week, but then he proceeded to suck and now he’s going to the DL. The FAs in my league are all pretty weak options…Barajas, Conger, Jaso, Thole, Ramon Hernandez, Doumit, Torrealba. Not sure if I should go with a Conger or Jaso who won’t hurt my BA/OBP, but are also only playing half the time or a guy like Torrealba or Barajas who will put up more RBIs but have a shitty BA/OBP. Thoughts?

  115. Steve says:

    Seems that the other Krispie showed up today.

  116. bean says:

    you starting cueto sunday @ cubs?

  117. Lopes says:

    Am I gunna see Sam fuld be good again or am I gunna have to shop around?

  118. AnotherFalstaff says:

    @Grey – As Utley goes to rehab, he gets dropped by an impatient owner for a two-start streamer. I still have Hill. What’s the bid in a $100 FAAB league? The guy with Lowrie will go big. Happy Derby Day!

  119. GTS says:

    Bedard or Buehrle tomorrow? I need a win.

  120. The Burghler says:

    McCutchen/Ervin Santana for Morneau/Pineda, which side?

  121. barker says:

    20 team league 6 keepers trade seperate lf / cf / rf slots

    i give britton gregg pineda i get vlad and walden my original deal had lohse instead of pineda

    kid needs pitching in the worst way

    current starters verlander gallardo t hudson pavano pineda britton correia wade davis teheran lohse
    relievers brox DL gregg santos wilton thorton salas
    current rf cuddyer pagan DL

    rough list of guys i may keep fielder kemp lind verlander gallardo hill pineda

    what do you think ?? should i give up pineda who could be a possible keeper? relievers/closers are pretty valuable in this league so although i won’t keep vlad, i may keep walden — he also has werth should i replace him with vlad?

  122. barker says:

    the first one with lohse is good though right??

    what about pineda/britton for heyward from another guy

  123. barker says:

    thank you grey — u da man

    one more what do you think of britton for hunter

  124. barker says:

    sorry for another post but the kid just sent over another after i rejected the pineda one

    lohse gregg britton teheran for vlad walden tillman parnell DL

    i would prolly drop parnell and definitely tillman

    i know teheran is going to be great — but who knows how much he contributes this year and i have pineda as my stud young gun and he is in safeco

  125. barker says:

    and most of the reason to make this trade is to clear roster space for nishioka and others on the DL brox and freese so i would pick up relievers in their stead

  126. Wilsonian says:

    Longo beastin right now. I hope this dude gets on a roll after this game.

  127. Cheese

    Cheese says:

    Wright and Zobrist or Bautista and Pedroia?

    8×8 16 team leagu (BB, SLG, H)

  128. Joel says:

    Grey: In my 6×6 h2h league< I need a RF since I traded Upton and Dunn for Pujols this week :) I've been offered Swisher and Chris Carpenter for CC Sabathia. I'm leaning towards it, despite the crappy starts of Swish and carp. what do you think??

  129. Grey

    Grey says:

    ***BTW, Rudy’s in a Twitter feud. Hehe

  130. Joel says:

    Thanks. would u do it for Kubel and Billingsley?

  131. Steve says:

    Starting Gallardo today? I kinda have to.

  132. knighttown says:

    Tell us about this feud.

    I’ve got Hill on the DL and have been rocking super schmo Alcides Escobar at MI. Do I wait to see how Hill is when he gets back or just go ahead and activcate Hill and drop Alcides. 6/12 in power, 12/12 in speed in a 12 teamer.

  133. Donnie Baseball says:

    Great stuff as usual.

    Stanton or Sparkakis?

    And would you try to buy Lilly right now. His value is as low as it’s going to be. But his velocity is way down. And it didn’t come out of nowhere. It’s been steadily going down and I think this is as hard as he’s going to throw.

    Can he get by with a 86 mph fastball?

  134. second says:

    How would you rank these brain freezes? Padilla, Fuentes, Madson, Gregg, Rauch, Frank Frank.

    I have room for 4 of them, I’m thinking Rauch and Fuentes are the odd men out. But Padilla kinda sucks so…

  135. AL KOHOLIC says:

    News/Analysis Headlines Preseason Outlook
    Utley homers twice in Florida: Philadelphia 2B Chase Utley (knee) sure looked good in his first appearance at extended spring training on Saturday, reports MLB.com. Utley went 5 for 7 with two home runs in the game from Dunedin, Fla. “We will progress him slowly,” Philadelphia general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. told MLB.com Friday. “It’s good to know he will be on the field, but it’s good to know he’s actually going to be on the field, playing second base and swinging a bat in the game. That’s all good stuff.”

  136. Rick Dempsey says:

    In your opinion, is Edwin Jackson worth owning in a 5×5 league with 10 teams?

  137. Donnie Baseball says:

    How about Reynolds and Walden for Bautista? Too much to give up?

    mini donkey looks lost right now.

  138. AL KOHOLIC says:

    surprise surprise,nelson cruz on the 15 day D.L

  139. VinWins

    VinWins says:

    A couple no-hitters going on

  140. AL KOHOLIC says:

    News/Analysis Headlines Preseason Outlook
    Alavrez to the DL? : Pirates 3B Pedro Alvarez was not in the starting lineup for Saturday’s game against the Astros as he continues to be sidelined with a right quad strain. Alvarez has now missed four straight games with his injury and manger Clint Hurdle told MLB.com that it’s getting close to the point where the Pirates would have to consider a DL stint if Alvarez isn’t ready to return soon.
    (Updated 05/07/2011)

  141. Eddy says:

    Just wanted to wish everyone a happy Saturday!

    I hope Teheran can give me a spectacular performance for my birthday today!

  142. charlie batch says:

    bonne joor, I have a trade question, if you dont mind!

    My gallardo/tabata/youkilis for his lilly/dunn/miggy in a 16-team league, with minimal pitching depth behind gallardo. (chacin/bumgarner/wandy/beachy/narveson/ejax

  143. VinWins

    VinWins says:

    Adam Lind left the game earlier; just announced he had lower-back tightness.

  144. charlie batch says:

    Was just offered miggy/dunn/posada for my gallardo/youky/freddie freeman/avila as well, which side do you take?

  145. royce! says:

    Verlander no-hitter, and he’s on my RCL team! Also close to a no hitter? My RCL team’s offense!

    Oh yeah, and Gallardo too.

    (But more importantly, my RCL team)

  146. Howard says:

    @Grey Do you think Alvarez is a buy low? or a buy no? Would you trade Beckham for him or just let them eat cake?

  147. Howard says:

    @royce! Hope you’re not in my league!

  148. William says:

    @Grey: Mark Reynolds or Casey McGehee?

  149. Fletch says:

    @Grey: Stauffer or McCarthy?

  150. Mr2Bits says:

    Anyone know if Oswalt is actually on the DL for an injury or was it because he needed more time with his family?

  151. Steve says:

    Great Moseley, just great. Thanks very much.

  152. royce! says:

    At the Padres game… May have been wrong about Moseley’s regression not being too severe.

  153. WDE05 says:

    Bourgeois injured an oblique running to 1st base and was pulled from the game. Of course I added him last night. With my luck, I’m sure he’s heading for the DL for a few weeks.

  154. VinWins

    VinWins says:

    Gallardo displayed stirrups for the first time, stealing a shorter pair of pants out of teammate Marco Estrada’s locker, and said “Marco’s not getting his pants back.”

  155. Terrence Mann says:

    Please rank Beckham Brignac Espinosa O Cabrera Scutaro Alcides

  156. Donnie Baseball says:

    Grey any idea what to do with Reynolds? Ride this out, sell him for peanuts?

    Is it league adjustment, waiting for the warm weather?

  157. Steve says:

    Better spot start tomorrow – McDonald v Pirates or Bedard v White Sox?

  158. royce! says:

    Seth Smith or Borbon in a weekly league?

  159. The Sequential Hermaphrodite says:

    Billy Butler or Eric Hosmer for the rest of the year?

  160. jay says:

    @ grey, I’m hoping to sell high with Liriano, what tier of pitcher should I aim for?

  161. ruah says:

    Need to decide on one catcher: Avila or Martin?

  162. Chinaski says:

    Hey Grey,

    Logan Morrison or Beckham?


  163. Chinaski says:

    I am not sold on Beckham either. Not entirely. I mean the hype around him is based on no solid reason if you ask me. He doesnt have the great numbers in the minors nor he ever had enough ABs in the little legaues to prove he is a top prospect and yet everybody talks about him as the next superstar at 2B. I dont know, i own him but i need OF and i am considering to give him up for Wells or Morrison.

  164. mucho macho man says:


    How would you rank Norris, Beachy and Lilly for the rest of the year?

  165. mwgris says:

    Stash Aardsma or Lidge on the DL?

  166. Cheese

    Cheese says:

    Which side do you like in Zobrist+Morneau for AGonz? Thanks

  167. friar says:

    Which side do you prefer in a shallow league? Longoria + Rasmus for Quentin + Rios + Gordon + Bucholz. Thanks.

  168. Wilsonian says:

    Who wins this deal in an 8 Team H2H Keeper (no limits on keeping players, just keep 5 only):

    Wright/Krispie for Uggla/Heyward?

  169. Rollie Lingers says:

    Grey (and anyone else who will weigh in), having some probs figuring out who to start this week. (I’m in a points league btw.)

    Got Holliday and Lind holding down my outfield, but in addition to them, which two of these four guys do I start?
    Bupton (who’s missing two games for being an ass)
    C Quentin (who is sucking ass)
    C Hart (who is sucking major ass)
    Wells (who is just starting to not suck ass)

    And on the pitching front, do I start:
    Ogando (out with a blister, hopefully back next wknd vs. the angels)
    Nolasco (tough match-up v. cliff lee)?

    I also have Yescobar and Theriot in my weak middle infield. Would you drop either of them for SSizemore, Aybar, Cuddyer, OCabrera, Getz, or (gulp) Figgins?

    Thanks in advance for your help!

  170. Howard says:

    @Grey Has Fuld hit a wall? I have a chance to pick up Bernadina for him.

  171. bogbert says:

    I’ve got Asdrubal at MI filling in for Hill; replace with Hill right away, or use SSizemore, O Cab, Figgy, or Barmes? Bunch o’ schmohawks, all of them.

  172. VL says:

    Someone just dropped Volquez. Is it worth it to drop Masterson for him?

  173. Cheese

    Cheese says:

    Bautista back in the line up, picks up where he left off

    Grey, if you were revising your projections, what do they look like for Bautista at seasons end?

  174. Wake Up says:

    Has Bill Hall went deep yet today?

  175. Chinaski says:


    Morrison or Wells

    Thanks a bunch

  176. Rick Dempsey says:

    @Grey: Have your sentiments about Ethier changed at all with his streak going on?

  177. Steve says:

    How is Cueto looking? Snagged him in the RCL though didn’t start him today.

  178. Terrence Mann says:

    Hosmer Trumbo LaPorta. Pick 2. I now have Espinosa and Beckham rocking my MI. Hehe

  179. lopes says:

    bad time to see Bourgeois get hurt, is he gunna have an everyday spot upon his arrival back in houston?

  180. Terrence Mann says:

    Thanks. Ianetta is hitting ahead of MMD today.

  181. Fletch says:

    @Grey: Is Sabathia AND Dunn too much to give up for Braun or Holliday?

    Also, Posada, Soto or Y. Molina?

  182. Rollie Lingers says:

    Drop Yunel Escobar for OCabrera, Aybar, Fontenot, or Infante??? Trying to trade Liriano for Jeter straight up but dude won’t respond to my damn trade proposal…


  183. Fletch says:

    @Grey: Posada, Soto or Y. Molina?

  184. Weezy says:

    Grey, which schmohawk do you prefer for the rest of the year in a 5×5 H2H league with playoffs: Norris, Beachy, or Voluez? although Beachy has ben the most consistent I’m worried about him being shut down and/or the league figuring him out

  185. herschel says:

    @Grey: 5 x 5 roto, morton, h. bailey or mcclellan?


  186. AL KOHOLIC says:

    gotta love what santos has done with his chance at closer

  187. Mr2Bits says:

    Grey : Got one of those weeks coming up where the guy I am playing has 7 pitchers going off in the first 3 days to my 2. Time to stream. Do I lose Moseley for Wood in a QS league for tomorrow’s start?

  188. Killer Joe says:

    Grey, would you trade Alex Gordon and Grady Sizemore for Beltre? H2H league, I have J. Upton, Krispie, McCutchen, and Adam Jones to go with Alvarez at 3b currently.

  189. Steve says:

    On what basis does Trumbo sit or start? Generally sits against RHP?

  190. Howie Met Your Mother says:


    Jeter was just dropped in my 12 teamer. Does today give you any hope he’s turning it around? Drop Lowrie for him?

  191. Fletch says:

    @Grey: Would you drop Dunn for Hosmer or G. Sanchez?

    Would you deal Sabathia and Dunn for either Miggy, Pujols or Halladay?

  192. Rob says:

    I just got offered Cliff Lee and Alexei Ramirez for Matt Cain and Jimmy Rollins. I still have Starlin Castro, so its not like Alexei would be my everyday SS. Pull the trigger?

  193. mikeE says:

    @grey (or anyone): Can you put the following corner infielders in order? Huff, LaPorta, Pena, Reynolds.

  194. paulzone says:

    where do you stand on Dempster after today? He is a FA.

    My current sp’s: sabathia, hamels, oswalt, lilly, peavy, ogando, lohse

    Would drop any of the above pitchers for dempster?

  195. Fletch says:

    @Grey: Which two out of Carmona, D. Hudson, Cueto and Dempster?

  196. Nuke LaDouche says:

    Drop Reynolds for LaPorta? Aybar or Desmond?

  197. 3FingersBrown says:

    @Grey: Glad to see that while I’ve been up to my eyeballs in work, I’ve been making sure to utilize my telepathic connection to your brain and buy your buys without having read Razzball in a few days…

    So S-Rod isn’t playing enough for me to use him as my everyday Panda replacement at 3B. Which of these schmos do you hate the least (6 cats with OBP):

    Headley (on the road this week. Maybe he’ll hit?)
    Fontenot (I know he’s meh, but there’s gotta be something said for dood hitting in the SF 3 hole, no? That sounds dirty.)
    Wood (maybe being away from the Sciociapath will help?)
    Peralta (bleh)
    Cantu (is he getting hot? If so I could use him, my team hit 0 HR this week!)
    C. Johnson (not Ochocinco)


  198. Wilsonian says:

    In a deep 16 Team H2H league, who would you rather have for bench/utility/spot starts:

    Al. Gonzalez or Melky?

  199. WDE05 says:

    What do you guys think about Bumgarner? He’s been pretty solid his last few starts. Available on my WW so I’m considering picking him up along with Peavy tonight. Drops would be Young and Bourgeios since they are heading to the DL.

  200. Bazzrall says:

    So are you on the McClellan train yet, Grey?

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