Monday night as I wrote the roundup, I was looking around my waiver wire for possible saves. I saw Taylor Buchholz and I began to think about how likely it would be for Fuentes to get traded. The Rockies are in a division that may only need a .500 record to win it. Why are they sellers? Holliday, Fuentes? I guess it could happen, but I don’t see it. Then I came across the crapfecta of Ayala, Hanrahan and Saul Rivera. Why couldn’t Rauch be traded? Because Chad Cordero was never traded those years the Nats floundered? Didn’t seem like enough of a reason. So I turned on my giant brain and decided Luis Ayala was going to be the next Nats closer. (Maybe you remember the last time I turned on my giant brain I killed Sydney Pollack.) Well, wouldn’t you know it, Rauch was traded and Ayala became the new closer– Zoinks! Okay, Ayala may not be the closer, but here’s my reasoning why he will be the guy. (Since I deduced this using my giant brain, you may not understand my logic. Feel free to skip ahead. Those with a heart condition or pregnant women should not try and follow along.) Ayala was the setup man and Hanrahan was pitching a few innings at a time. Crazy, right?! I know! Maybe Hanrahan does move into the closer role because he’s been better of late, but clubs don’t usually make decisions that make sense (Wolf goes to the Astros!). Neither guy (or Saul Rivera) should be invested in too heavily. Rauch nailed down only 2 saves this past month and 17 saves in almost 2/3 of the season. We could be looking at 3 guys splitting up 10 saves. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Shaun Marcum – He returned from his elbow injury and gave up six earned runs in 4 2/3. The good news is, he didn’t give up seven earned runs. I’ve been saying I didn’t want him anymore when he first went on the DL.

Mark Buehrle – 7.1 IP, 1 ER. This schmohawk joins Aaron Cook as a guy that I picked up in May and that I can’t believe I still have him on a bunch of teams.

Brad Hawpe – HR. Hawpe is hawt. *cue Rosco P. Coltrane laughter*

Adam Lind – 4-for-5, HR. In deep leagues, there’s a lot worse fliers you can take than Lind.

Clayton Kershaw – Not a good game, but I’d let him start a game at home before casting him off.

Brad Ziegler – 23 2/3 straight scoreless innings streak. According to Elias Sports Bureau, “Ziegler is the first pitcher with a scoreless streak over 20 IP that has a name similar to Ian Ziering.” (Actually, the Elias Sports Bureau didn’t say that, but it sounds like it. Here’s some more things that sound like the Elias Sports Bureau might have said them. “Last Wednesday was the first time in three years that five Elias Sports Bureau employees wore the color beige,” “Seventeen Elias Sports Bureau employees sneezed today for a new all-time high,” and “There’s no one more full of shit than Stephen Baldwin.”

Ubaldo Jimenez – 1 ER, CG. If you had the Rox to start him.

Josh Willingham – I still like him, but he’s been on my bench for a week now. He needs to pretend he’s a 30/.280 guy or I’m chucking him. You’ve been warned.

Denard Span – Span’s leading off and batting .341 as CarGo hits from the nine hole. (I could see myself being a big fan of Carlos Gomez over this winter as we prepare for 2009, but right now he’s overmatched.)

Kerry Wood – May not go on the DL after all. In other news, water is… not wet?

Freddy Sanchez – If you’re suffering through Ty Wiggington or some other schmohawk at MI, Freddy Sanchez is starting to get hot. Steals? Nah. Home runs? Not many, but he could hit .330 for a month.

Joe Blanton – What, you thought he’d be good in the NL? Wait until you see how well he is when pitching in his new home.

Nick Markakis – I am Sparkakis!

Rick VandenHurk – 5 IP, no hits and he still was pulled, what does that tell you about his control? He gave up 5 walks against 7 Ks. VandenHurk and Volstad sounds like a law firm of vampires.

Eric Byrnes – Transferred from the 15-day DL to the I’m-Not-Coming-Back-This-Year-But-I’m-Going-To-Pretend-I-Will List.

Alexis Rios – Hit his 6th HR. Man, what a busted season. If you don’t have him, you may not understand what a bullet you dodged. He has comparable numbers to Victorino, and The Flying Hawaiian was on the DL earlier in the year and he lost playing time to Werth. Incredible.

Duaner Sanchez – 3 ER without recording an out as Duaner made a strong case to never get the ball in the ninth.  I think Heilman gets the ball tomorrow if the Mets have the lead. Or the Mets put some of that numbing spray shizz on Wagner’s shoulder and send him out there.

Chris Davis – HR. Okay, maybe he doesn’t need to be benched when the Rangers aren’t in Arlington.

Randy Wolf – With this trade, I see no way the Astros don’t overtake the Reds and finish in fourth. Unless the Reds trade for Barry Zito. Then the race will be on!

Erik Bedard – After tossing the ball on Sunday, he landed on the MRI table-thingie. Guess what, ya’ll? Not a good sign. Or maybe the Mariners just want an excuse to shut him down for the year and they rigged a VW Bug to look like an MRI machine and they hired some extras to play the part of doctors. In a grand Shakespearan accent, “I did Uncle Vanya in the Park and I was the dog walker in “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.'”

  1. john says:

    I picked up Rios off the WW and started him the first game i got him, which happened to be today..haha, yeaaaa

  2. Steve says:

    Kelly Johnson is a bit of a black hole for me at 2B. Who do you like as a sub – Sanchez, Al. Casilla or Al. Ramirez?

  3. I had Duaner Sanchez in my line-up today hoping for a cheap save, instead I got cheap misery.

  4. Joe says:

    @Steve: I’d go Ramirez.

    He was a sonuvabench for me yesterday though, platoons in fantasy baseball make my head hurt.

    His 4 RBI’s and Davis’s 3-4 with a homer sat on my bench as Kaz and Kouz went 0-for.

  5. Joe says:

    Grey, should i drop Marcum for Josh Johnson?

  6. Frank Rizzo says:

    Some dude in our league just straight up dropped John Maine for Jorge Campillo. I’ve got a pretty good staff and would only consider picking up Maine for Matt Cain. Should I go Maine for Cain?…..will it rain…..on the plain….when in Spain…..I hate David Blaine?

  7. Frank Rizzo says:

    @Steve: Alexei Ramirez? If he hasn’t been picked up I’d pick him up now. He hit a GS last night.

  8. Baron Von Vulturewins says:

    Grey: Nice round-up today, but instead of something cheery and optimistic like “Rios hits his second HR in a week — here comes the power you’ve been waiting for patiently all year! Buckle up!” you have to go and write something about “Boy, his season has sucked so far.” Yes, but — let’s look forward! To the future! Bygones be bygones, and all that. Let’s focus on the positive! He’s got 25 steals! It could be worse — he could be Eric Byrnes.

    As per the forums, I am dangling Hamels.* Is Drew and Brandon Lyon enough return? I own Rauch, so figure if I get Lyon, I’ll at least have the Az closer, whoever it turns out to be.

    *Dangling Hamels in public is illegal in 36 states.

  9. Denys says:

    Full of negativity today, Grey. Not good. Here’s what I (and I’d capitalize that but “I” is already capitalized when used in such fashion).

    – Hanrahan is the closer, mark my words.
    – Rookie pitcher gets roughed up in Colorado and water is still wet, I’m holding on to Kershaw and putting the Maddux curse on him (only start when home).
    – Bedard’s MRI confirms no structual damage, only tightness in the shoulder. Which means he’s still on course for his rehab program. Which means he’s still on course to be back in 10 days.
    – (And I can’t believe you didn’t mention this) Zimmerboy goes 1-for-3 with 2 BB. At least we know his eyes are still good. He batted third.

  10. Zebo says:

    @Grey: the DL is usually 15 or 60 day. In Torri Hunter’s case, how long is the BL? I want to know cuz I only have 3 outfielders, and even though running empty on Hunter probably actually hurts me less, I would like to plug in a schmohawk. I am thinking Jim Edmonds, Bill Hall, and Alexei Ramirez. Which of the 3 would you prefer?

  11. scott says:

    @Baron Von Vulturewins: I’m withya on Rios. I think he’s FINALLY heatinig up a bit. Then again…I’m a “bong is half-full” kinda guy. I think the funniest thing that happened yesterday was the R. Wolf trade. The guy has godawful home/road splits and now every game is a road game! t

  12. Denys says:

    @Zebo: Yeah, but then you put in the “retroactive” aspect to that equation and DL stints get shorter or longer by the minute.
    I love it how a player can be on the 15-day DL for, like, 2 months.

  13. Zebo says:

    @Grey: Ortiz is due back soon, and I guess I have to clear room for him, so, which of the three would you drop? Thome(only UT eligible), Adam Laroche, or Chris Davis? Is Bereavement List an indefinite amount of time?

  14. Baron Von Vulturewins says:

    @Denys et al.: I picked up Dirty Sanchez (not to be confused with Filthy Sanchez) only to watch him meltdown against the Phillies. Then Rauch gets traded, and Hanrahan picked up, all while I was playing softball and drinking tallboys. This is why you should never leave your computer! Never!

    Should I:

    a) Drop Sanchez for Heilman, who will probably get the call the next time Waggy can’t pitch

    b) Drop Sanchez for Ayala, hoping Hanrahan melts down/implodes/is hit by a tractor

    c) Hold Sanchez, against all logic and emotion

    d) Wash my hands of the whole dirty situation and pick up some low ratio/high K MR like Leo Nunez?

    @Zebo: Drop Thome. He’s old. Ride the Davis Train, baby.

    BL is, I think, usually about 3 days.

  15. Joe says:

    @Frank Rizzo: I’d stick with Cain.

    @Baron Von Vulturewins: I’d want more for Hamels.

    @Zebo: I’d go with Alexei, and i’d also drop Thome.

    @scott: I’m pretty bullish on Rios the rest of the way as well. I traded Ervin Santana for him about a week ago, and i’m very confident i’ll get the better end of the deal. Rios has been very good on my team so far.

  16. Zebo says:

    @everyone: normally, I would drop Thome, as he has no positions, but look at his numbers in July and post all star break, it’s hard to say no to those numbers. I am behind in most hitting categories. Although, I just found out I was able to turn Guthrie into Edwin Encarnacion. So now I can potentially drop 4 guys: Thome, Edwin, Laroche, Davis (I am leaning toward keeping Davis).

  17. Baron Von Vulturewins says:

    @Joe: Have now asked for Quentin/Lyons in exchange for Hamels/Random Schmohawk (Pence, Bruce).

    Though I don’t even really want Quentin. I’m riding the Davis Train! Next stop: Donksville!

  18. Denys says:

    @Baron Von Vulturewins: Personally I’m interested in this Ziegler dude. 23+ scoreless innings is nothing to sneeze at. Doesn’t really K much, but the groundball rate is fantastic. Who else sees Street getting traded? I guess there’s way too many people ahead of him.

  19. Denys says:

    @Zebo: Keep Davis. If anything you drop LaRoche, yes he’s hot now, but for how long?

  20. Denys says:

    Also wanted to bring this point up. How many people were bending over and taking up the star chamber early in the season when Kershaw/Scherzer got called up. The various Yahoo! ‘perts articles. The hype!… Now both douches can be found on the waivers in all of my non-keeper leagues.

    Let’s hope Gio doesn’t go the same route, and David Price for that matter – once The Rays get blown out for a month of so.

  21. Chase says:


  22. Denys says:

    Rafa Soriano came back last night too. I wonder if Atlanta hands him closing duties in a bit?

  23. RT says:

    @Denys: I suspect they would only do so if Gonzo gets traded…

  24. royce! says:

    Got a trade offer of Tejada for Fielder that I was not enamored with, but was wondering about the wisdom of countering the following (he needs 1B and OF, I could use another good SP):

    1. My Fielder for his Peavy
    2. My Quentin for his Peavy

    My other OFs are Hamilton, Kemp, Markakis, and Victorino. I have Teixeira as well and would then use Beltre as my IF.

    Am I asking too little for Fielder or Quentin? Should I get him to throw in something such as Rios, for whom he has built up over half a season of disdain?

  25. Grey

    Grey says:

    @royce!: I’d want Peavy over Quentin. Fielder and Peavy is a push.

  26. wakeNbake says:

    would you trade Nolasco for Hoffman. My other closers are Morrow, Gonzalez, Kobayashi and Marte. Would you add another?

  27. Grey

    Grey says:

    @wakeNbake: I don’t think you need another closer.

  28. Baron Von Vulturewins says:

    @Grey: Yeah, you’re right. I should embrace the Mullet. I’m just getting antsy.

  29. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Baron Von Vulturewins: That’s not to say you can’t get value for him, but Drew and Lyon? Lyon may have no value as of next week and Drew could get hurt at any point.

  30. Baron Von Vulturewins says:

    @Grey: No, I’m not going to do the Drew/Lyon trade. I hate JD Drew, mostly b/c I don’t trust players who disappear for whole seasons (see also Beltran, Carlos).

    I wouldn’t mind picking up Lyon ’cause I have Rauch. Thus, they will be “handcuffed” together! Kinky!

    This is the dark underbelly of the Junky Closers Technique ™: A few weeks ago I had four active closers and a first-place lead in saves. After trading Torres, I was down to Soria, Rauch and Marte. Now Rauch may not be closing and Marte may get traded. I’m tied for first in saves right now, and probably can’t fall that far, but it’s a point of pride for me to WIN SAVES EVERY YEAR. Not third. Not second. FIRST.

    But then I keep thinking of the poor schmo in my league who drafted Putz, R. Soriano, and Gagne precisely so he wouldn’t have to worry about saves.

  31. Zebo says:

    @Grey: drop Torii Hunter outright for Alexei Ramirez? or Drop Laroche for Alexei?

  32. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Zebo: I wouldn’t drop either for him.

  33. Mr. Rickey says:

    Would you trade either Pedroia or Roberts straight up for Dunn? If so, which one. The guy with Dunn in my league has a big hole at 2B and plenty of solid hitters in his OF. I need HRs.

  34. Nick says:

    Drop Rauch for…Kobayashi? thats all that is available as far as closers go in my 8 team league.

  35. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Nick: Sure, I could see that.

  36. Nick says:

    But Rauch is so good…ranked 85 currently for the season…he could provide a low whip/era/strikeouts but no saves…maybe wait and see what marcum does next start and go from there

  37. p0rk burn says:

    @Nick: So if Grey said “no, keep Rauch” would the answer have been “But I need saves!”

  38. Baron Von Vulturewins says:

    @Nick: Even in an 8 team league, I can’t see why current closers aren’t owned. Isn’t there one guy who wants to stock up on closers and run away with the category?

  39. Baron Von Vulturewins says:

    Thankfully I am no longer Snell-invested, but man, he’s getting spanked again today.

    O Snell, whate’er befell thee?

    Also, randomly: I thought having Dunn in the RCL would ease the pain of not having him in my other league, but it only makes it worse.

    In a related story: DUNN SMASH!

  40. Cory says:

    I’m betting someone in the Nats organization plays fantasy baseball because Hanrahan is now the ONLY closer with SP eligibility in Yahoo. That makes him very valuable to the right team.

    I’d also like to gripe a little about Adam Laroche. He is a mockery of baseball. How could he be so, so so bad in the 1st half of seasons and very respectable in the 2nd half. Most first half/2nd half players have some reason to point to (injuries, Colorado weather change, poor off season conditioning) for their 2nd half success and the anomaly only lasts so long, but Laroche defies all logic. Hes just a human light switch: “Suck balls or dominate… hmm, which one to choose this half. I better be consistent rather than stray from the path…”

    He missed almost a whole year from injury, then came back and immediately followed his old trends. It’s mind boggling.

  41. Denys says:

    A bit of good news – no stuctural damage in Bedard’s shoulder, still being classified as muscle tightness. I guess he’ll be back sometime this year.

  42. Denys says:

    @Cory: He’s not the only one, Teixeira is in that group too.

  43. Carl says:


    What the fuck is wrong with Ian Snell? The guy gets a 4-0 lead and gives it right back like the douche he is. This guy had dominating starts last year, what happened from then until now? My guess is secretly had a sex change in the offseason and has been taking estrogen pills. What else could it be?

  44. Baron Von Vulturewins says:

    Jay Bruce. 12 game hitting streak. Cust ‘kayin.

  45. RT says:

    @Baron Von Vulturewins: Yeah, but it’s kinda a weak 12 game hit streak from a Fantasy perspective. 12/50 or something stupid like that. 1 Donk.

  46. Carl says:

    I traded Jay Bruce and Aaron Harang for Ryan Braun. You may all pat me on the back if you wish.

  47. p0rk burn says:

    @Carl: Congratulations are in order for playing with idiots?

    Seriously, didn’t anyone teach you its not nice to take advantage of the special ed kids?

  48. Carl says:

    @p0rk burn: LoL…in the guy’s defense, we play in a 4 year keeper with salaries from NL-only on Braun is $38 while Bruce is $1 for subsequent 3 seasons. But still, I would take “for sure” over “what could be” any day of the week!

  49. RT says:

    Wow. Just…. Wow.

  50. Carl says:

    @p0rk burn: Sorry that should just read he’s $1 for the 2009 and 2010 season, with the book value in 2011. But he’s in 3rd place and still in it, don’t know why he did the deal. I think I took advantage of him when Braun went through that 10 game + stretch without a homer a few weeks ago. Over the years that’s what I’ve learned. You gotta pounce on managers when their stars are not delivering what they expect! Mouhhhaaha.

  51. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Carl: Snell hasn’t been usable in a while. Could be estrogen pills or maybe he just sucks.

  52. Denys says:

    @Grey: …yeah …sucks estrogen.

  53. JR says:

    If you had to drop one of these three, who would you pick?

    C.J. Wilson, Gonzalez, Kobayashi

  54. Steve says:

    Aviles is available in my league – dump Yunel for him outright?

  55. john says:

    Is Maine startable tonight?..I mean, he’s sucked so bad recently, he’s gotta be due for a good game…right?

  56. Grey

    Grey says:

    @JR: Wilson

    @Steve: Yeah, I would.

    @john: I’m starting him, but he may just be matchups after tonight if he’s bad.

  57. royce! says:

    How does this sound:

    I give Prince Fielder and Ryan Dempster
    I get Jake Peavy and Alex Rios

    I like this deal b/c I’ve never trusted Dempster (perhaps it’s the twitchy thing) and it looks as if Rios could be stpping up his game finally.

    I think he’s desperate for a 1B since I got Fielder from him for Carl Crawford (on your recommendation, Grey!).

  58. BKK says:

    I have no idea what to offer the guy that picked up Hanrahan. I don’t want to offer him much. These are the pieces I would be fine with moving, what seems reasonable if anything, Garciaparra, Willigham, J. Rivera, Alexei, Pierre.

    Hanrahan would sit in an SP spot and hopefully earn me a few extra saves.

  59. Joe says:

    Grey, would you start Guthrie tonight? I have him on the bench right now.

    Oh, and i’d like to add i love Quentin. Picked him up at the beginning of the year, he was great for me, traded him away just as he started to fall off a bit, got him back at the AS break and he’s caught fire again!

  60. Grey

    Grey says:

    @royce!: I like it.

    @BKK: Any of those seem fine to move for him, if he’ll take them.

    @Joe: I’m starting Guthrie tonight, but if he shits the bed again, it may be it between us two.

  61. DrBaseball says:

    Should I trade BJ Upton for Ryan Braun in a keeper league? This is a really tough call for me because if Upton finishes the last two months with 10HR, he could go 25/50 next season.

  62. Grey

    Grey says:

    @DrBaseball: It’s really tough call for me too, especially without knowing who else you would keep. Blindly, I’d say you have to keep Braun because he’s better right now, while Upton you’re waiting to get better.

  63. Baron Von Vulturewins says:

    @RT: Excellent use of donk. I’m glad the meme is spreading.

    Next up: Calling RBIs “rib-eyes.”

    @Carl: This makes more sense. I like Bruce at $1 for two seasons.

    God, I wish I played in a keeper-league.

    In a related story: I’m glad I don’t play in a keeper league. Because I don’t throw enough time into the fantasy black-hole as is.

    @BKK: Hopefully the guy needs steals, in which case you move Pierre. Otherwise, nothing but shiny baubles in that handful.

    @DrBaseball: I’m an Upton fan — I have even been accused on this site (by myself) of being Upton’s girlfriend — but I like that trade for you. Upton may well go 25/50 next year (more like 20/40) but he was supposed to do that this year (or 30/30) and how many homers does he have? 6? Braun is a brawny beast. Plus Upton loses 2B eligibility next season in most leagues, making him less valuable as a straight-up OF.

    @Grey: Okay, I’m officially worried about Lackey. Damn you and your mustache! Your perpetual rightness is vexing me.

  64. Steve says:

    @Grey: Yunel lives! A hit and an RBI. Obviously spurred by my dropping him.

  65. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Steve: He’s spiteful.

  66. Cowboy says:

    @Grey: Kinsler, Morneau, Garza for Miggy, CC, and Liriano….move kendrick into 2nd….still looking for starting pitching, is this enough value for moving Kinsler?

  67. BigFatHippo says:


    In we’re being grammatically correct, that would be “ribs-eye”. Still I like it.


    Did you see the Sporting News? All about mustaches in baseball, they even have a name that mustache game, or moustache, whichever you prefer.


    It’s hard being grammatically correct in a town that uses the following sentence on a daily basis…….”Ya know what ah mean?”


    What’s the last thing a redneck says before he dies?

  68. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Cowboy: Yeah, that’s a fair trade.

    @BigFatHippo: re: Sporting News — nope.

    re: redneck — What?

  69. BigFatHippo says:


    “Hey ya’ll, Watch This…….”!

  70. BigFatHippo says:

    Anybody know why Larry Wayne’s out of the game in the 4th?

    I just saw Prado playing 3rd, no comment at the bottom of the page.

  71. BSA says:

    OK, getting back to things. I tried to scan and catch up. What I am reading is get rid of Rauch since I am rolling with Pap, Soria, and Broxton. should I be ready to get rid of Bedard?
    If I am opening up two spots with Rauch and Bedard, what are some hot pick-ups?
    My infield is Ianetta, Fielder, Utley, Tulo, Wright – outfield CYoung, Grandy, Sparkakis, with Konerko at utility.
    SPs: Cueto, Harang, Harden, Hudson, Lincee, and Shields.

  72. Grey

    Grey says:

    @BigFatHippo: May have pulled a hammy running out a ground ball.

    Chipper being Chipper.

    @BSA: What are some top options?

  73. BigFatHippo says:


    Yeah, he grounded out to end the top of the 4th. Prado came in to start the bottom of the inning.

    My second place rival has his glass voodoo doll dangling under an anvil hanging by a spider web. Spun by a spider he named ACME.

  74. Grey

    Grey says:

    @BigFatHippo: “…Acme.” — Ha! Hippo’s drunk and it’s genius. Keep the nonsense coming.

  75. BigFatHippo says:


    Au contraire, mustachio’d one. I got off work at 6.

    You know how much beer it takes a hippo to get drunk?

    I don’t either, but I’m eager to learn.

  76. Grey

    Grey says:

    @BigFatHippo: Gotcha. So what does the Hippo drink when he tries to get drunk? Absinthe?

  77. Denys says:

    Chipper leaves game with a sore hammy. The Earth still spinning in the right direction.

  78. BigFatHippo says:


    No that stuffs evil. Baron might drink it.

    My buddy in Louisville got his nose bit off, literally bit the fuck off, at gunpoint drinking Absinthe with a Nam vet.

    We saw him at the football draft last year about 2 weeks after it happened, he looked like a cross between Jimmy Durante and Frankenstein, stitches and all.

    Good thing is he took the gun away and beat the guy bloody with it before he got away, they still haven’t found him.

    Kelly (my buddy) is the guy holding the glass voodoo doll BTW.

  79. Steve says:

    @Grey: 2-5, 3 RBI, sticking his tongue out at me big-time.

  80. Denys says:

    Guys you ever find yourself coming to razzball to comment on something and then while clicking on the box thinking “Damn I better not. I might jinx it!”

    Just to prove a point though – How DOMINANT has CC Sabathia been in the NL! Holy crap – easily carrying my entire pitching staff (that I’ve somehow managed to trade away so I deserve it) on his broad shoulders.

    …Now watch him get torched for 5 runs in the 7th just cuz I ran my mouth off.

  81. BigFatHippo says:


    You jinxed it, thanks. Didn’t score though. Damm.

  82. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Denys: “Guys you ever find yourself coming to razzball to comment on something and then while clicking on the box thinking “Damn I better not. I might jinx it!””

    Every day.

  83. Denys says:

    @BigFatHippo: LOL! Before that Pujols flyout I was cringing.

  84. BigFatHippo says:


    Wow is about all I could say too. Kelly’s the toughest sonofabitch I know, wasn’t worried about him. We all joke about it now.

    Interesting that he has Josh Hamiliton on his team though.

    His football name this year is Crackhead Hamilton.

  85. Grey

    Grey says:

    @BigFatHippo: Maybe he’s tough because of his name, like A Boy Named Sue.

  86. BigFatHippo says:



    Don’t tell him that.

    Nah, he’s cool as hell till someone pisses him off.


    CC took a few cc’s of whatever Rocket was rockin, before he bopped on over to the NL.

    Bad news for the Cardinals, I need another beer. We’re goin down.

  87. BKK says:

    @Denys: @BigFatHippo: Looks like he is on pace to pitch another CG. I think he has an agreement with Yost. CC – “I’ll pitch to the end, or I’ll get Fielder to sit on you. I don’t need Eric or Salomon blowing my hard work in the last two innings!”

  88. Grey

    Grey says:

    @BKK: I think all relievers go by their last name. Unwritten law or something, though I did just write it.

  89. BigFatHippo says:


    “The Nats Bullpen Gets Shorter”

    Stroke of genius my man, but couldn’t you have worked in a Get Shorty reference?

  90. Grey

    Grey says:

    @BigFatHippo: You’re just reading the title now? Do you guys even read what I write or can I just put blah blah blah Rios blah blah blah?

  91. BigFatHippo says:



    I read it every morning at 5 when I get up, if you get it up by then.*

    How bout a blah blah blah Lose, oops forgot the h, blah blah blah.

    * Check my Mancard at the door, that sounded bad, I struggled just typing that.

  92. BKK says:

    @Grey: Thanks for the tip, I’ll do better next time.

  93. Grey

    Grey says:

    @BKK: I just made it up, but it sounds right, right?

  94. BigFatHippo says:

    @BKK, Denys

    Posted my team in the forums, interested in your feedback. It’s under Rants, Raves and blah, blah, blah.

  95. BKK says:

    @Grey: As right as rain.

  96. p0rk burn says:

    RCL week in review posted in the Rants forum. I haven’t abandoned my post, yet. That happens 2 weeks from now. Act surprised even though I told you.

  97. BKK says:

    I seem to remember someone saying this earlier today, but I can’t find it. Did anyone notice Buchholz (RP) – (Cause Grey says I Can’t use his 1st name) pitched the set up Feuntes in the 8th and Corpas pitched the 7th? I’d like to think if Feuntes gets dealt, Buchholz gets first dibs, but we know how that worked out in the Washington.

  98. BigFatHippo says:

    Whispering voice in Sabathia’s ear.

    “Go the distance”

    Shut up for a change James Earl Jones.

  99. Steve says:

    @BKK: Yeah – I put it in the forums. As I’m on the other side of the world, I didn’t actually see it with my own eyes, but Yahoo said it so it must be true.

  100. cruisinkc says:

    I think the Brew Crew are trying to kill CC. Bets on how long he can last throwing complete game after complete game…

  101. p0rk burn says:

    @cruisinkc: I have him in a H2H league that scores complete games. I see this as getting what I’m due for throwing him out there every start during April.

  102. john says:

    @cruisinkc: 5-1 odds that CC’s arm will fly off his shoulder with the ball still in hand and cross the plate as a strike by the end of the year.

  103. cruisinkc says:

    @p0rk burn: Well for your sake I hope he holds up… The Brewers are getting their moneys worth for now.
    @john: Haha I like those odds!

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