After a long, much-needed vacation, Friday’s Buy/Sell returns.  Friday’s Buy/Sell, “I spent the better part of the last four months having my naughty bits lathered in Marshmallow Fluff.”  *crickets*   Friday’s Buy/Sell, “All right, let’s get to the post.”  Brett Gardner hit leadoff on Opening Day.  In case you recently emerged from a coma, I’ll give it to you one more time.  Gardner equals Jacoby Ellsbury.  They’re the same.  Tomato-tomato with a different emphasis.  Right now, maybe you’re like, “No dur.”  Okay, but in our Funston-fueled draft, Ellsbury went 70 picks before Gardner, so you may be saying “No dur,” but someone else is saying “Yeah dur.”  If you’re a yeah dur’er and not a no dur’er, you might want to reconsider your dur’s.  Or it’s dur on you.  You want dur on you?  No, you want no dur.  Now, I’m not saying you should sell Ellsbury for less than his worth.  I think he’s going to be fine, but if you can sell Ellsbury for a big bat or SP and get Gardner much cheaper, you do that.  Dur.  Anyway, here’s some more players to buy or sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Mark Trumbo – May not start every day, may not last in the majors when the once-singular Kendrys returns.  Don’t matter to me.  You’re not dropping anyone worthwhile to take the gambo.

Alex Gordon – I swear to your deity of choice that if Gordon fails again this year I’m UPS’ing him a flaming turd.

Kila Ka’aihue – I’d take Ka’aihue before Gordon.  Thanks for asking, Random Razzball Commenter.

Brett Wallace – Have you seen the Astros lineup?  If Wallace does anything to impress, he could be hitting third by May.

Brandon Belt – I just wrote my Brandon Belt fantasy yesterday.  I wrote it in pink highlighter on my Trapper Keeper and had an anteater transcribe it.  The lengths I go to for you!

Edwin Encarnacion – 25 homers and a poor average are a lock if he just stays healthy.  It’s not quite butter without the ER in AL-Only leagues.  In mixed leagues, you might prefer a flying elbow.

Brandon Beachy – I will now attempt to write a Beachy blurb without a pun.  He’s the fifth starter on the Braves with solid upside, but not without piers– gah!  Okay, trying again.  I do love Beachy; he’s a total playa– dah!  All right, last chance.  Beachy is fly like a G6 because they’re both jetty.  Sorry, that was terrible.

Andrew Cashner – Worth a flyer in NL-Only leagues for now, but with all of his BBs you might wanna shoot your eye out.

Charlie Morton – Rudy was scatting around town, jazzed about grabbing this guy in one of our NL-Only leagues.  Here’s what Rudy said, “There are two types of crappy pitchers:  1) The type that get hit because they have bad stuff and 2) The type that get hit because they don’t know how to use their good stuff.  At least with the second type, they might figure it out.  Charlie Morton is the 2nd type.”  And that’s me quoting Rudy!

Carlos Gomez – He’s dazzling in his lack of baseball skills.  Not sure how many people remember this SAGNOF schmohawk from the early Naughts but you know who Gomez reminds me of?  Alex Sanchez.  Yeah, the gooftard who would hit one homer a year and got caught doing PEDs.  For some reason, I’ve been seeing a lot of other SAGNOF guys on teams (countless teams with Tabata) but no Gomez.  He’s cheap steals and could surprise with a few homers.  There’s value in that.

Ryan Doumit – While Chris Snyder is on the DL, no reason why you can’t throw Doumit a bone.*  *Mandatory one catcher per Buy/Sell requirement filled.

Jose Contreras – Okay, now for the SAGNOF portion of our program, which is brought to you by Purina Dog Chow.  It’s pitchy, dog!  The AARP Man of the Year looks to be the favorite in Philly.  I think it’s going to be closer to a timeshare with Madson than that.

Ryan Madson – See 1/8th of an inch above.

Sergio Romo – In some leagues, I wouldn’t go crazy adding Romo.  Doode can design the shizz out of jeans but Wilson should be back by the middle of next week.

Sean Burnett – Is there a more unexciting name?  He needs a nickname, like Stymie.  Stymie Burnett should get the majority of the saves early on, but I’d think Storen works his way into the majority by May.

Brian Fuentes – Here’s a guy I’d add all over the place.  I trust Andrew Bailey getting/staying healthy about as much as I trust flyers left on my apartment building front door.  What happened, you ask?  So, I come home around 3AM, drunk and there’s a sign posted on my apartment building front door about a party in apartment #14.  I’m like, “Party!”  So I run up to #14, throw open the door and there’s four guys standing there naked in a circle.  Yup.  I did the ‘ol slow backwards walk while saying, “Wrong apartment.”

Sell

Mat Latos – Ground rules for the Sells.  Some of these guys are droppable, some are tradeable and some are just overrated and trades should be explored.  Latos is tradeable.  Here’s you drafting him, “Grey thinks he knows better than me… HA!  I will show that mustachioed man a thing or two about a thing or two– No, Mom, I’m not talking to myself!  Shut my door!”  Latos is going to break down this year.  It’s I to the nevitable.  The writing is all over the wall.  He already has a shoulder strain in the spring.  He’s going to magically get better by throwing 200 innings?  Sorry, doode, you don’t even need Angela Lansbury, you’re brainwashing yourself.

Jair Jurrjens – Hey, it’s a Razzball favorite in opposite world.  He’s a 4+ ERA pitcher with a bleh strikeout rate and he’s injury-prone.  Sounds terrific in opposite world.  Maybe when you’re done parking your Lamborghini in opposite world and making love to Jessica Alba (or George Clooney for our three girl readers — I didn’t forget about you, ladies!), you lose Jar-Jar.

 
  1. poop says:
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    hanharan rodney fuentes pick 2

  2. Tom Emanski says:
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    I have term for players whose boring names color my impression of them, despite not knowing anything else about them. It’s called “nom de poo”. Charlie Morton is a nom de poo.

  3. Buying or selling? Garza posts better overall numbers then J. Zimmerman by years end.

  4. OaktownSteve

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    Bailey is going to be healthy and save 40 (said the delusional A’s season ticket holder).

    I keep wanting to say Balfour will get saves because I think he’s probably got more stuff than Fuentes and will just be a better pitcher. But the A’s also have Blevins and Breslow as lefties out there so it kind of makes more sense to have Fuentes slotted in the 9th inning.

    Kurt Suzuki t shirt day on Sunday.

  5. Christopher says:
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    I like Kila’s upside. Worth dropping Gabby Sanchez (one league) and/or Garret Jones (another league) for the UTIL spot?

  6. Donnie Baseball says:
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    Matt Holliday out with an appendectomy. OUCH! Was looking like he was going to have a big year.

    How long do you stay out with that?

  7. Cain Fan says:
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    idk grey wallace looks attrocious.

  8. Exactly says:
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    Grey, just heart Matt Holliday is out with an appendectomy for 6 weeks (maybe I shouldn’t have talked so much shit in my league), who do you recommend I pick up out of these:

    fowler
    torres
    venable
    crisp
    colvin
    jay
    gomez
    magglio

    ??

    Thanks, dude.

  9. JackInTheBox says:
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    Anyone starting CJ today vs Boston?

  10. Donnie Baseball says:
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    sorry not a joke.

  11. Eddy says:
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    Btw, Myers sparking in his start so far.

    53 pitches in 5.2 innings and only two hits.

  12. Holliday lost for 6-8 weeks…ouch!!

  13. OaktownSteve

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    Meyers “sparking”. I should be sparking shortly myself.

  14. Donnie Baseball says:
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    Good news for all Holliday owners, it only took A. Torres 11 days to come back from the same thing last year.

  15. A Hill O' Beans says:
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    Holliday is out and I missed getting Jay in my 20 team league by 3 minutes, so I’m stuck settling for Craig……I just had to go out for that smoke didn’t I!

  16. Eddy says:
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    ANd I’m hearing several things on the timetable.

    2-4 from Rotowire, 4-6 from St.Louis PR Department, 6-8 from Dr.Stats, and now 11 days?

  17. Commish Cauda says:
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    deeper league Holliday replacement…

    John Jay
    Pods
    Michael Saunders

  18. Long Bawls says:
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    Apropos of zippo (ow! Burnt my fingers!) whatever happened to Ryan Ludwick? He had that HR/FB spike in ’08, but he isn’t totally burnt out (half point for second fire pun?). Is he so, so different from Luke Scott or Aubrey HuffPo, both of whom are vastly more owned? I guess Petco comes into play; it’s like the elephant graveyard after all the ivory’s gone. But still…

  19. birrrdy! says:
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    Great. You shame me into not keeping Carlos Gomez for a buck, he goes for 10 in my draft, and is in your first buy column of the year. Ouch. Grey, you could not come up with worse words for the guy a few weeks ago. I ended up drafting one of your pets, Brandon Allen, in my last OF spot. Double ouch. Please tell me your counsel will get better soon… ;-)

  20. Eng says:
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    Who would you stash out of Downs, Peralta, Motte? I only have room for one and have listed them in order with Downs currently in one of my bench spots. I see him ahead of Walden as Sciosia had a lefty closer for years but that’s likely just me trying to make myself feel good. My bullpen is the ultimate in SAGNOF aside from Street.

  21. Tom Emanski says:
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    Other nom de poos:

    Joe Blanton
    Randy Wells
    Dan Johnson – dude sold my house
    Tim Stauffer – he just *sounds* like Padre
    David Murphy
    Garrett Jones
    Chris Johnson – R-Iowa
    Luke Scott
    Ryan Franklin
    Paul Janish – sounds like a sausage expert
    Chris Narveson
    Kevin Correia
    Mike Pelfry
    Dan Wheeler – one of the best ATV racers in the world

  22. Rob says:
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    Trade Ellsbury for Hunter Pence?

  23. Exactly says:
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    @donnie baseball: 11 days, is that an april fool’s joke? Luckily I have Tabata who will make up for Holliday’s numbers! Right, right?

  24. poop says:
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    just got offered this trade

    ian kinsler and mcghee for david wright and Nishioka

    12 team 5×5

    vmart
    fielder
    phillips
    desmond
    wright
    stubbs
    victorino
    tabata
    Pena/raburn/nishioka 1 of 3 for my utility

    thoughts? wright was my first rd pick and hasnt even played a game yet, im thinking reject but then again i usually end up in 8th place every year

  25. Tom Emanski says:
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    That should be noms de poo

  26. poop says:
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    head to head league if that makes a difference

  27. Eddy says:
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    Michael Bourne screwing several Razzball owners with that 2-run triple.

  28. ritzer says:
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    Would you trade Heyward for Kemp in a keeper?

  29. A Hill O' Beans says:
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    It figures that the only team I have Holliday on is a weekly lineup league (my first ever) and he’s locked in until the 10th because of the 1 and a half week long first week.

    Welcome to weekly lineup setting!

  30. OaktownSteve

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    @Eng: For what it’s worth, Peralta is the only one who doesn’t have a named closer in front of him. Very tough to handicap what Hoodie Maddon is going to do. The Wall Streeters that run Tampa I think they are thinking they can keep costs down on a future McGee contract by using him in high leverage non-save this year. So that leaves Peralta v Farnsworth.

    Downs is a pretty good pitcher, but the Angels don’t seem to have the same level of sophistication as the Rays when it comes to running the organization. Not impossible to think Scoiscia, who has as much front office influence as any manager, says Walden is my guy. Rodney will never last though. He’s gasoline.

    The Motte thing depends on if Franklin is mediocre or really bad. Yeah he blew a save yesterday, but he’s got a long leash. If Motte gets the job he will have a short leash. Remember Motte got bombed early a couple of years ago and that’s how Franklin ended up with the job. A possible scenario in StL is that Franklin loses the job, Motte is shaky and it ends up being somebody you never would have thought of.

  31. OaktownSteve

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    @Poop: Kinsler is going to be an animal this year. It’s a career year for him. 30/30 and hitting at the top of the Ranger line up about 110 runs scored…and good health. Mark it down. Nishioka is not as good a prospect coming out of Japan as was Kaz Matsui. Chew on that for a second.

  32. Kazmere says:
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    You likey Daniel Hudson @COL tomorrow? 12 tm mixed roto. He blew them away last year (9K, 7IP), but that was at home.

  33. poop says:
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    @oaktown the health is the question mark im worried about

  34. Feeding the Abscess

    Jeff says:
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    Grey:

    League, Fuentes, or Rauch?

    I have a dearth of SP (F-Her, Liriano, Carp, B. Anderson, Hanson, Hudson, MadBum, Nolasco, Norris, Peavy), and I’m fairly weak in OF/power. Think Hudson/Crisp or Carp could pull away Holliday? I’d slot one of the three RP above in the hole left by the traded starter for SAGNOF

  35. should i dump cody ross or dotel for jon jay? allen craig?

    deep league .obp league…..i’m thin on outfielders and saves….ugh.

  36. brettj72 says:
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    Replacement for Holliday?

    Chris Coghlan
    Nyjer Morgan
    Tyler Colvin
    Coco Crisp
    Garret Jones

  37. OaktownSteve

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    @poop: I’m oddly not worried (he says knocking around wildly for wood). Seriously, he’ll be 27 this year, mature enough to have figured our how to be in it for the long haul. Gonna be a monster.

  38. Chuck Norris says:
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    Mitch Moreland not starting the first game of the season!!….bummer….do you see this happening a lot with Napoli stealing his AB’s

  39. DogHat says:
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    12 team 10×10 roto, daily league, we play 5 OF. My OF:
    Holliday
    Kemp
    JUpton
    Stanton
    Quentin
    Morse-Bench

    Available OF to replace Holliday:
    Ben Francisco
    Carlos Gomez
    John Jay
    Ryan Ludwick
    Alex Gordon
    Xavier Nady

    Which one if any?

  40. OaktownSteve

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    Madson may not be a closer, but dang that guy is filthy.

  41. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    2 weeks for holliday says yahoo

  42. Eddy says:
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    This is what Old Hoss Radbourn had to say about Holliday’s ordeal: “Faugh! This M. Holliday is soft. I once removed my appendix between innings. It was fine: I was just being cautious. CG. Struck out 15.”

    What a fine chap.

  43. OaktownSteve

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    @Eng: ran a bunch in the spring. They moved him to lead off for a reason. Hit 5 jacks too. Most predictions are silly of course. Except I can see into the future.

  44. OaktownSteve

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    @Eng: offense never taken by the way. Life’s too short. I met John Cleese one time when I was in college and he said, in response to somebody else’s question about people being offended by Python: “I’m consistently surprised that anybody would ever bother to be offended by anything.”

  45. royce! says:
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    Love the title. Reminded me of one of my favorite parts of the movie, where Wonka grabs her face and, somewhat menacingly, says, “We are the music makers, And we are the dreamers of dreams.” Creeped me out as a kid, now I just love it.

  46. royce! says:
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    Best part, though:

    There’s no earthly way of knowing
    Which direction we are going.
    There’s no knowing where we’re rowing
    Or which way the river’s flowing.
    Is it raining?
    Is it snowing?
    Is a hurricane a blowing?

    Not a speck of light is showing
    so the danger must be growing.
    Are the fires of hell a glowing?
    Is the grisly reaper mowing?
    Yes! The danger must be growing
    For the rowers keep on rowing.
    And they’re certainly not showing
    any signs that they are slowing!

  47. herschel says:
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    @Grey: worth losing venters for the likes of farnsworth, madson or romo?

    thanks.

  48. Eddy says:
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    I don’t think I’ll be able to stomach owning Lyon and Rodney on several teams this year.

  49. OaktownSteve

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    Brandon Lyon meltdown in progress?

  50. Richard Pryor says:
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    Was thinking of making this offer to Holliday’s owner in my league, but not sure if it’s worth it. I give Prince & McCutchen for Pujols & Holliday. It’s all about buying low.

  51. Cain Fan says:
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    Thanks Dempster, I have never owned you and I already hate you.

  52. BigRedLatrine says:
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    I’m really glad I don’t own Lyon anywhere. He may as well be throwing beachballs.

  53. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    liking my walker though,

  54. OaktownSteve

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    Who’s the Lyon handcuff? What’s Dave Smith up to?

  55. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    lyon pitching batting practice,hell mendoza could hit 300 off of him

  56. OaktownSteve

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    @Al: Walker is going to be very solid all year. Totally sold on him based on the qualitative. Really like what I saw of his approach last year, the size, the athleticism. Work effort is crazy good.

  57. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    yeah and they have a young group of good players,just need some pitching in pitt now

  58. Wake Up says:
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    Probably one of the most asked questions of tonight. Grey drop Lyon for Lopez? Oh poor Myers. I feel so bad for him. April Fools!

  59. Eddy says:
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    Dunn’s HR softens the blow of Lyon’s explosion.

    Now I have to start Kennedy. Ugh.

  60. Wake Up says:
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    And the biggest rant of the night…Holliday goes on Holliday…oh snap!

  61. Eddy says:
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    And Quentin’s 2-run HR, paired with Pedro Alvarez’ steal (I know!) homer makes me feel a lot better.

  62. Larry Dobrow at CBS described Carlos Gomez as a “Blind, over-caffeinated puppy” earlier this week. So very, very true.

  63. Long Bawls says:
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    Whatcha think, Razzsters: Gardner/Reynolds for Weaver/Contreras?

    Separate note: the first few days of the season seem sort of unreal, don’t they? Like the only pants that fit you were backordered on Amazon, and then they finally arrive and you can go outside. You know?

  64. Feeding the Abscess

    Jeff says:
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    Related to my previous question (which was labyrinthine in its construction – my apologies):

    Who’s the better SAGNOF candidate? League, Fuentes, or Rauch?

  65. Wake Up says:
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    Liked the Cashner Red Rider Xmas in April ref.

  66. Eddy says:
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    Loving Quentin and Dunn today.

  67. Tom Emanski says:
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    Hoping Brent Morel is a nice sleeper pickup

  68. mauledbypandas says:
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    Loving Kinsler going deep on his first swing of the year.

  69. penpen says:
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    cargo grounds out with a RISP, hitless in 2011, what a bust

  70. Tom Emanski says:
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    Cruz didn’t get hurt on the home run trot, what a bust.

  71. jeffjam says:
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    Hi Grey, would you take Martin over Salty?

  72. penpen says:
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    Carmona averaging 15+ K’s per 9 in 2011, guy is in the form of his life– BUY

  73. Steve says:
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    Dempster. Booo.

  74. Eddy says:
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    I know on paper it looked great, but watching the Red Sox live is something else. Crazy potential.

    I know we employ SAGNOF here, but it’s a good year to own Ellsbury for the first time.

  75. Child Please says:
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    12-team H2H 5×5
    Grey, who would you start/sit?
    Daniel Hudson @COL
    Niese @FLA
    Wood vsMIL
    Richard @STL

  76. chata says:
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    at the conclusion of today’s game , the Cleveland Indians will announce that team mascot , Chief Wahoo , will be replaced by a new mascot ….
    aptly named Fartso Asdribble .

  77. Steve says:
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    Loving me some of that $1 Carlos Quentin.

  78. 3FingersBrown says:
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    Smooth!

  79. Steve says:
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    With some $5 Carlos Santana on the side!

  80. Eddy says:
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    RON POPEIL BITCHES!

  81. Ini Kamoze says:
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    Wasn’t there a song that went something like… “I rolled up a wooly and I watched Mark Trumbo” ?

  82. Child Please says:
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    16-team H2H 6×6 (OBP, QS) league, non-keeper, 50 moves limit (I’ve used 3)
    Is it worth using a move to pick up Russel Martin for John Buck?

  83. GTS says:
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    I don’t own him but Alex Rios ticker tease!

  84. 3FingersBrown says:
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    FYI Matusz had his start tomorrow scratched due to back soreness, which I suppose is better than front soreness.

  85. SamYo says:
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    J-Upside HR!

  86. GTS says:
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    Is it me or is Ubaldo not throwing very hard? Ubaldo throwing 90-94 mph fastball cannot be a good thing.

  87. Empoers Monkey says:
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    This is how my day has gone. I have Holliday. I have Lester. My team is off to a 7 for 44 start to the year. Fuck.

  88. Gambler says:
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    So, I looked at the box score and Adrian Gonzalez apparently had a SB after having absolutely none last year.. Should I get excited or was it a really fluky steal?

  89. Wilsonian says:
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    So, still not dropping Lyon for Storen?

    And god bless Napoli and his lean, mean Ron Popeil-ness…

  90. potus says:
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    @ The group:

    Anyone know where I can easily find a games played by position spreadsheet? Or one that has a list of minimum 20 games played for 2010? The depth of the internet is foiling my search.

    Anyone see that Bears/Browns game today?

    Appreciative thanks in advance.

    -YHL

  91. knighttown says:
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    Anyone got any suggestions for relief pitchers with SP eligibilty? I love having one of these guys in my 5th SP slot all summer for the ratios and the odd win/save.

  92. herschel says:
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    @Grey: talk Britton could replace Matusz. Just read the Orioles Minors review and Top 50 prospects. Do you like him as a speculative add in 12 team mixed leagues?

  93. Slappy says:
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    Grey/Rudy:

    Hate to rain on your parade(s), but those us with Freeman on the roster are in trouble if he keeps on hitting in the 8 hole. No ROY and no fantasy glory in the 8 hole. I am presuming that management has Gonzalez hitting 7th so as to avoid the dreaded lefty following lefty late, i.e., when the other team’s lefty specialist can come in to face Heyward and Freeman. Here’s to hoping that Gonzales hits a buck and change over April so that management has no choice but to move him down to the 8 hole.

    Next, if Burnett is closing, what in Deity’s Name is he doing coming in late in an 0-2 game. Seems that Storen was being saved for the lead.

    Lastly, Sammy (Saito) was a mandatory pick, given the volatility of relievers in general (Axford only has last year in MLB) and his BB/9 of 6 in the minors. He said it himself after the game, noting that he got lucky with the Gomes flyout to deep center in that he caught a little too much of the plate and then he left the ball and outside where Ramon could launch one over the RF wall. The BB/9 rate not only means that he can’t find the strikezone, it also means he’s likely to be “wild” in the zone as well. If all goes well, Sammy will be closing by the end of the month.

  94. Slappy says:
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    Sorry, heading out, so in a rush. The BB/9 of 6 is Axford’s in the minors and not Sammy’s. And Axford left the pitch up and outside to Ramon for the over the RF wall walkoff HR.

  95. Grey

    Grey says:
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    ***Love this CBS new item. “Brandon Lyon off to terrible start.”

    No way! I feel like these items get me more annoyed. I need a steam.

  96. Carlos Quentin is now on pace for 810 RBI this season – I would be happy with 500 RBI’S

  97. Schrute Buck says:
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    I wonder when Dirty Trumbo will reach around and jiggle the stick.

  98. Hennessey says:
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    7×7 with TB/OBP & QS/L

    I need pitching, he needs hitting.

    Should I propose my Heyward for his Lester?

  99. F. Carmona 3 innings 10 earn runs – teaches those a lesson who drafted him

  100. Howard says:
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    @Grey So great to have the buy/sell back! I’m late for the party! Would you Maybin drop Cameron for Cargo lite?

  101. Grey look at this smack talk I have to put up with

    Jimenez/Lester

    11.1 innings pitched, 13 hits, 10 earned runs, 2 walks, 1 strikeout, 5 homers, 8.18 ERA Impressive line

  102. broadstreetbrawler says:
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    Grey,

    Two razzball followers made a deal. who got raped?

    Mini Donk, Kinsley, Vulcan changeup (aka ian kennedy) and Edison Volquest

    For

    Haren, Youuuuuk, Aviles and McGeehee

  103. broadstreetbrawler says:
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    Kinsler. not Kinsley

  104. Eddy says:
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    Pavano doing wonders for m Razzball team and the first out hasn’t even been recorded!

    Loving my cheap ass Lind HBP RBI!

  105. 3FingersBrown says:
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    I’m sure Gardenhire loved Nishioka’s play on that PO rundown with Rajai. Yup, he’s got Kaz written all over him.

  106. Donnie Baseball says:
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    Don’t like the way the Tampa lineup looks against righties. With Sean Rod. on the bench.

    I like them getting Joyce’s bat in there vs. righties but they need to get D. Johnson out of there. Rodriguez’s glove is too important to sit on the bench for someone like Johnson.

  107. Long Bawls says:
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    I mumbled to myself before the season started, and am mumbling it to myself now: Guthrie doesn’t get enough credit. He doesn’t deserve much credit, but he still doesn’t get enough.

  108. Eddy says:
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    I’m really liking Stanton’s approach so far in two ABs. He’s laid off two sliders that he’d hack at last season. And he just walked on a pitch I was almost convinced he’d take.

  109. broadstreetbrawler says:
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    should I drop napoli for john buck?

  110. broadstreetbrawler says:
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    haha I kid

  111. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Arencibia HR!

  112. Eddy says:
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    I love seeing the Mets getting Buck-fucked.

  113. Tom Emanski says:
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    Aaron Cibia, folks. Enjoy the ride.

  114. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Bautista finally hits another HR

  115. Tom Emanski says:
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    I’m telling you Grey, you’re going to regret hating on Bautista. He is so locked in, it’s impossible for those 54 to be a fluke

  116. Donnie Baseball says:
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    give reynolds for figgins if you need steals?

  117. VinWins

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    Adam Lind joins the HR party

  118. Town 'o Beans says:
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    For Saturday, Niese, Wood, or Zambrano?

  119. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    why is stanton out of the game

  120. Tom Emanski says:
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    Left with hamstring injury according to Rotoworld

  121. Cain Fan says:
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    Johnson closing for Baltimore. Weird do I even want to own him?

  122. Cain Fan says:
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    nevermind wasnt a save opp, my bad.

  123. Schrute Buck says:
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    Jose Lopez with an impressive day. Might be right about him being a sleeper.

  124. Tony says:
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    mcClousy or jose lopez?

  125. Eng says:
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    Would you trade your Sandoval for his Axford if it meant having to play Jose Lopez as your CI? Thanks, Grey.

  126. preptime says:
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    Arinicibia met his quota for the month. Get ready for 4 weeks of 0-fers.

  127. Tom Emanski says:
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    Arencibia got not favors from Cito Gaston last year. After his huge first game, he got very irregular starts and then in September he only played against Cy Young caliber pitchers. Look it up. That was done because Cito wanted John Buck to get to 20 HRs.

  128. Trick dad says:
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    Arencibia over posada?

  129. Wilsonian says:
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    The Farns or Sean Burnett?

  130. longbeachyo says:
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    Was that a Hawaiian walk-off?

  131. Wake Up says:
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    Tila Tequila is settling in nicely between those Moobs and the Frenchy!

  132. Donnie Baseball says:
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    what the hell’s going on with Cahill? 8 K’s in 5 innings.

  133. JackInTheBox says:
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    who has the better upside and reasonable chance to get there, Iannetta or Arencibia?

  134. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    cahill pulled after 4.2,only 1 run?

  135. 3FingersBrown says:
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    Slam and legs for Figgy?!

  136. 3FingersBrown says:
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    It’s Kuo time

  137. 3FingersBrown says:
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    Never mind. No Kuo, Guerrier. Kinda surprised with 2 lefties and a Panda coming up. I guess Kuo threw a few too many last night.

  138. AnotherFalstaff says:
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    @Grey – Another unhappy Holliday owner here. Gonna try to fill in with Snider. I know he’s one for four but this Belt kid looks like a ballplayer.

  139. 3FingersBrown says:
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    Great play Panda! Also enjoyed that base hit off of his shoetops. Who does he think he is, Vladdy?

  140. longbeachyo says:
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    Did anyone catch the Veruca quote??? …..”I want the world, I want the WHOLE world!”
    Grey, can you sing?

  141. wovenstrap says:
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    Kemp just went first-to-third on a routine 5-3 groundout. It’s only two games, but Kemp looks hungry and is hitting.

  142. AM says:
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    SELL:

    JP Arencibia: I don’t think Arencibia will fail, but I think his value is as high as anyone’s right now. There are undoubtedly 6-7 guys in every league who wanted Arencibia but couldn’t pull the trigger because of the unknown.

    Carlos Quentin: He’s bound to go Hulk in the clubhouse after an 0-5 and land himself on the 60-DL.

    Carl Crawford: If he’s batting #3 and notching only 25 SBs, then he’s really not that much more valuable than Shin Soo Choo.

    Jon Sanchez: JS owners will keep wondering why their team WHIP is so high.

    BUY:

    Kila Ka’aihue: Cheap, solid 4 category production.

    Matt Kemp: Duh, but he had to endure that long offseason knowing he couldn’t hit .250. I think he’ll be #1 on the player rater or whatever.

    Gio Gonzalez: Better than David Price this year, maybe top 3-5 CY.

    Ryan Raburn: Another duh, but needs to be said… pick him up if he has 2B eligibility. 31 HR, 107 RBI in his last 630 at-bats.

    Mike Stanton: 35 HRs, for real.

    Jose Bautista: Just look at his pre-2010 swing and compare it to 2010-present…..last year wasn’t a fluke, it was a change in mechanics. If he hits 20 fewer HRs this year, it’s still 34 HRs in a power short era.

  143. AM2 says:
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    1. Nice to see Alex Gordon begin his quest to squander his 23958273598th chance to breakout — 0-5, 3Ks in the #3 hole.

    2. I’m experimenting with a Kila Ka’aihue/Mike Morse first base platoon for a whole season, with Kila as the default. Thoughts?

    3. Is it ok to admit that I like the fantasy potential of more than 3 Pirates? Per dollar, McCutchen > Crawford, Tabata > Ellsbury, N Walker > Prado, Alvarez > Reynolds.

    4. What’s the least heterosexual act a man can do to another man without it qualifying as a homosexual act? Whatever it is, I want to do it to JP Arencibia.

    5. Gahh, missed out on Brandon Belt b/c I was pooping.

    6. Fuentes will be the full time closer with Bailey setting up whenever/ifever he comes back.

  144. Slappy says:
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    Grey:

    Belt in the 7 hole or Freeman in the 8 hole? Why? Belt’s still available in some leagues.

  145. famous anus says:
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    grey,

    need a hollerday bandaid. kneejerk add was berkman, because i’m pretty sure i could put up quality numbers hitting behind pujols. wire is rather un-sexy (span, d.lee, ibanez, byrd, its a keeper so lots of the studly kiddies are owned)… like any of those names, or do you have a better name for me that isnt likely to be owned in a smart league?

  146. famous anus says:
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    on a somewhat related note, thoughts on lyle overbay? yes he’s horrendously boring but he *is* hitting cleanup for a kinda sorta potent offense

  147. Eddy says:
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    What do you guys think:

    Pedro Alvarez vs. Zambrano

    or

    Brandon Belt vs Ted Lilly

    The only thing I have a sizeable lead in is RBI.

  148. Trade offer for my team in a non keeper 20 team league

    Max Scherzer and Joakim Soria for Ubaldo Jiménez – I own Jimenez

  149. hey grey – its my dynasty league the trade offer was made in – my mistake – I know the value of a closer is only year to year so I am not sure how long Soria will continue to dominated but then again – do I take in consideration Maya calendar predicting the 2012 apocalypse when making trades in dynasty leagues

  150. My Pitching in dynasty league

    Chad Billingsley SP
    Clay Buchholz SP
    Ubaldo Jiménez SP
    Jonathan Sánchez SP
    James Shields SP
    Martín Pérez SP
    James McDonald

    Heath Bell RP
    David Aardsma RP-DL)
    Andrew Cashner RP
    Martín Pérez SP

    If you want me to make the trade who do I drop

    Andrew Cashner or Martin Perez – I perfer to still wait another year to see what MartinPerez can do unless you think Cashner is can’t miss

  151. AnotherFalstaff says:
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    @Grey – Coming up on gametime. The young powerful Arencibia or the veteran Posada? Thanks!

  152. AnotherFalstaff says:
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    @Grey – Thanks. I’ll hold Posada. Looks like Snider’s sitting against LHP. There goes my Holliday replacement plan.

  153. @Grey: Pick 2 to keep- Beachy, Pineda, Drebek

  154. McBainus says:
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    @Grey: Ian Kennedy or Beachy? Fuentes or Sean Burnett? 12 team standard roto.

  155. Fletch says:
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    @Grey: Would you dump Pavano for either Aviles or Beckam? If so, which one? I’m fine at pitching and can use an extra infielder. Aviles has the multi-position eligibility.

  156. mauledbypandas says:
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    I don’t know if I will get used to watching a Pirates game and giving a crap, but how about Tabata eh? Deceptively fast. Walker starting off the year well also. Go bucs?

  157. mauledbypandas says:
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    ugh, Edwin Jackson.

  158. mauledbypandas says:
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    Robot Jones goes deep, Zambrano schedules anger management session.

  159. Black Beard says:
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    Anyone watch the Twins/Jays game? Did Liriano look as bad as the boxscore says?

  160. mauledbypandas says:
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    Managed to catch a bit of E.Jax’s start. Not as bad as I thought from the box score. He hung in there and actually seemed to have ok stuff. Could do without the walks though.

    Meek Kaaazaaaming as we speak though.

  161. Simply Fred

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    Picked up Drabek off FA this morning for the easy matchup against Liriano. Makes up a little for the Lyon fiasco yesterday. :-)

  162. Eddy says:
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    Man, I have both Rodney and Hanrahan scattered around leagues, and their 8th innings guys both blew the leads to prevent save situations.

    /sigh

  163. Nick says:
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    @Grey: How’s it going Grey? Glad to be back for the 2011 season…decided to do auto draft this year due to lack of time but here it goes…

    C- Wieters
    1B- M Cabrera
    2B- Figgins
    3B- A. Ramirez
    SS- S Castro
    OF- Stanton, Holiday, Soriano
    Ut- Bruce, Markakis
    Bn- G Sanchez, S Rodriguez, Sandoval, Domonic Brown

    SP- Scherzer, Anderson, G Gonzalez, De La Rosa, Vazquez, Peavy
    RP- Nunez, Kuo, Frank Francisco

    At this point I’m thinking about abandoning saves. its a 12 team league, very general roto format. (ie. whip, era, w, s, k and the norm for offense)

    I currently have waiver claims for Contreras, Fuentes and D Lowe droping D Brown and Frank Francisco with Peavy on DL. Should I hold Frank Francisco though? Other waivers spotted, Doumit, Rauch, Madson, Arroyo, Bedard, Dickey, Guthrie…

    Thanks Grey!

  164. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    theres your PHAT ALBERT,i think he was a little ticked himself after 1st game debaukle

  165. Hennessey says:
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    One more question (for now). Start Wandy at Philly? As of now, I’m leaning toward a benching.

  166. Trevor

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    Hmmm.. Yeah lets bench Napoli since he went 2-3 with a 3 run homer.. makes sense… buch of geniuses over there in Texas!

  167. Steve says:
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    Kemp out bescause it’s a blow-out?

  168. Eddy says:
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    Grey, thinking of picking up Sean Burnett.

    Worth dropping Contreras, McGee, Farnsworth or Ian Desmond/Brignac?

  169. Eng says:
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    Grey, please expand on that Kemp teaser. I still chuckle/feel vomitous when I think of your Utley anecdote.

  170. mauledbypandas says:
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    Rejoice in the wisdom of the moustache

    Manager Fredi Gonzalez has changed his mind and will use Kimbrel as Atlanta’s primary closer ahead of Jonny Venters, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. “We decided, let’s give the kid a chance. For me, they both have good stuff and can get guys out from both sides,” Gonzalez said

  171. nyydj2 says:
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    After reading excerpts of the Rhianna interview in the new Rolling Stone and her love of whips, chains and other thingies, I can understand why Kemp’s mind may not have been totally into the games last year and the upshot on a bounceback this year since she has moved on.

  172. nyydj2 says:
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    Basically he was hitting grand slams and stealing bases every night, they just were not happening in Dodger games.

  173. nyydj2 says:
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    Guess it’s just easier to blame it on Joe Torre than try to explain the horse and buggy rules.

  174. 3FingersBrown says:
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    @Grey: Nervous about Liriano? I was the second I drafted him. Hope he’s not damaged goods.

    Already trailing ERA and WHIP big, I picked up Drabek for counting numbers (This is H2H with QS). Nice surprise! I figure they traded Halladay for him, so he’s gotta be ok, right? Then I think of Phillip Humber and Kevin Mulvey…

    Dropped McClouth for Bennett. ABC snitches!

  175. mauledbypandas says:
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    Kinsler leads off the game with another homer. I love him as much as is humanly possible for a straight man to love another man.

  176. GopherDay says:
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    Why is Victorino out?

  177. 3FingersBrown says:
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    Oh snap. What happened to Longoria? I see S-Rod’s playing 3B now.

    @Grey: I’m already tired of looking at Soriano in my RCL lineup. Would you take any of these guys over ol’ mummy knees?

    Seth Smith (I’m feeling SS), Freddie Freeman, Mitch Moreland – wow alliteration overload! Maybin or Rolen (oy vey)

  178. nyydj2 says:
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    Okay, Victorino and Longoria both just mysteriously disappeared from the box scores ala Stanton last night. What gives with these guys now. I am starting to feel a sense of doom on Day 3, aaaaarrrrggghhh

  179. Eddy says:
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    Showalter has to have threatened the Orioles’ starters families or something.

    It’s the only logical conclusion as to why they’re pitching this well.

    If not, then Rays fans are not in for a fun season sans Crawford and Peña.

  180. Grey

    Grey says:
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    *** Longoria has an oblique issue.

  181. nyydj2 says:
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    After racking up 4 hits the other night I can see the Tampa offense is rounding into form for it’s monthly no-hitter tonight……

  182. Steve says:
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    @Grey: re: Longoria. Can you be more specific?

  183. Steve says:
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    Joke was that lame, huh?

  184. ltf says:
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    I trade Posada and Mark Reynolds for Geovany Soto and Pablo Sandoval. Talk me out of it.

    Looks like everyone gets to join in my Kyle Drabek love.

    How about:

    “Your mother, Drabek!”(Sean Connery/Trebek)

    Son of Git R’ Done(Doug Drabek had an epic mullet/goatee combo)

    Baseball Bieber

    The Flaxen Bieber

    Platinum Bieber

  185. Steve says:
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    Iin a Longoria owner too si nit thrilled myself.

  186. 3FingersBrown says:
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    Wow first sonavabench (Raul Ibanez benched against the lefty for Luke Scott) and first Kazaam! (Leo Nunez) come together simultaneously to put a poo smelling cap to my evening. I always feel like the Bad Lieutenant (Keitel not Cage) when I root against the Mets.

  187. Slappy says:
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    Grey: Thanks, sort of (w/o the supporting rationale kinda hard to evaluate your position). Lastly, next time you speak with Mr. Collette kindly remind him for me of BRob’s 3 run shot to CF and then follow up with Jake needing to be more than a 4 seam fastball pony (he hasn’t thrown any other pitch in his two outings so far this year; some are just going to sit on the pitch and as BRob’s PA shows, far too often it won’t end well).

    Almost forgot, but for my other critic (you know who you are), Jake giving up the 3 run jack to BRob is what I mean about not understanding. Some foam at the mouth over the 4 seamer and never mind that Jake had all but 10 IP above AA prior to this year and one won’t survive in the majors by throwing only a 4 seam fastball.

    For one more, Grey, you were right about Burnett v. Storen.

  188. ltf says:
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    [email protected] Napoli is my starter, you think I should drop Posada for:

    JP Arenciba
    Kila Ka’Aihue
    Jonny Venters
    Rafael Soriano
    Ryan Madson
    Jeff Francis
    Edwin Jackson
    Chris Sale

    Anyone buying Travis Hafner in the early going?

  189. Viagra Falls says:
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    With all the Drabek love today, is he worth picking up? And who is worth picking up for saves right now? Gregg, Farnsworth, Burnett?

    Right now I have in the painful Lyon and Capps as DL replacements for Wilson and Bailey.

    And thank you for putting up with me peppering you with questions, Grey.

  190. Slappy says:
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    And Lackey is getting pounded. Beltre didn’t appreciate the IBB to Hamilton and so he decided that a grand slam was the appropriate answer.

  191. nyydj2 says:
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    Grey, who would ya go with from this fearless foursome if i need to cover Longo fo a bit?

    Depends On Larry
    Funghi
    JoLo in Colo
    Wiggy

  192. VinWins

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    De La Rosa leaves shutout with finger problem – looks like blister.

  193. chata says:
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    so it was gregg , after all .

  194. nyydj2 says:
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    Also available on the FA wire are:

    Juan Urine
    Mora Nothing
    Brandon In(di)ge(stion)
    Seek Counsell

  195. nick m. says:
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    drop venters for s. burnett?

  196. Viagra Falls says:
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    dlR over C.J. Wilson or Jaime Garcia?

  197. mauledbypandas says:
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    cool note from the Rangers game.

    Ian Kinsler is supposedly the first person in major league history to lead off the first two games of the year with a home run.

  198. wilsoniam says:
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    hey grey. as a longoria owner, im worried.

    would you drop asdrubal for jose lopez, david freese, valencia or HOLD. i own furcal, but hes so brittle im carrying asdrubal for insurance (i think if i dropped him, hed get snapped up tho).

    thanks for your thoughts.

  199. 3FingersBrown says:
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    Fuentes just pulled a Nunez. Too bad Balfor’s already taken in the only league where I have space for another setup guy.

  200. nyydj2 says:
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    Grey, just noticed that Freese is also available on the wire, still take Lopez to replace Longo or go with Freese? Thank you very much for all you put into this!

  201. Fletch says:
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    @Grey: Would you dump Nathan, Contreras or Bumgarner for T. Wood? Which one?

  202. Fletch says:
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    ..or dump Nunez for Wood (forgot I had Nunez)

  203. andfog says:
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    garrett jones or brandon belt?

  204. aj says:
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    who do you like as a 5th OF?
    Peter Bourjos,
    Logan Morrison,
    Ben Francisco,
    carlos gomez

  205. aj says:
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    which 2 do you keep?
    Peter Bourjos,
    Logan Morrison,
    Ben Francisco,
    carlos gomez

  206. chata says:
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    this from yahoo :

    Mariano Rivera
    (NYY – RP) Player notes : Current Tigers are batting .071 (1-for-14) against Rivera’s fastball since last season.

    rivera has a fastball ??

  207. aj says:
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    Brett Cecil or beachy

  208. elwood blues says:
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    Taking the 5th.. need a 5th OF after drafting Blanks (no pun intended)

    How would you rank these availables in an NL Only League 4×4.. over the long haul..

    Denorfia, Hinske, Bourgeosi, Duda, Cousins..

    my hitters:
    c-Doumit, Morales
    1bFielder
    2b-Sanchez
    ss-Bartlett
    3b-Headley
    ci-C.Johnson
    mi-Herrera
    ut-Branyan
    Rasmus,Victorino,C.Young,Torres,(Blanks)

  209. chata says:
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    sawx dropping crawford down to 7th in the batting order for today’s game ,
    behind lowrie and ahead of salty !

  210. Kazmere says:
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    Robot, Willingham, Boesch, or Raburn? I could use a little more power in the OF. Slim pickins…

  211. Tony says:
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    @grey: H2H im getting drilled in pitching this week, need to salvage some points: Should I drop MINOR for a spot start from:

    Nova vs. MIN
    or Ogando vs. SEA?

    Also is MAYBIN worth a grab over Mclouth? or borbon?

  212. McBainus says:
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    Just drafted this team in a 10-team snake draft, standard 5×5 roto…and the ESPN draft analysis is telling me I am going to come 9 out of 10…somehow I disagree. Your thoughts?:

    5 Evan Longoria, TB 3B
    16 Matt Kemp, LAD OF
    25 Prince Fielder, Mil 1B
    36 Jose Reyes, NYM SS
    45 Jason Heyward, Atl OF
    56 Brandon Phillips, Cin 2B
    65 Jered Weaver, LAA SP
    76 Chris Young, Ari OF
    85 Yovani Gallardo, Mil SP
    96 Carlos Marmol, ChC RP
    105 Pedro Alvarez, Pit 3B
    116 Jonathan Broxton, LAD RP
    125 Brett Anderson, Oak SP
    136 Jeremy Hellickson, TB SP
    145 Mark Reynolds, Bal 3B
    156 Mike Napoli, Tex C
    165 Gio Gonzalez, Oak SP
    176 Matt Thornton, CWS RP
    185 Craig Kimbrel, Atl RP
    196 Jose Tabata, Pit OF
    205 Edinson Volquez, Cin SP

    Obviously, I went a bit heavy on closers, but I was already set on offense and there were no SP I liked, and I got Edinson Volquez for my 6th starter with my last pick of the draft.
    Not the best of leagues, as you probably figured out (some genius took Carlos Santana with the 17th overall pick…).

    If I come worse than 3rd, I will be shocked.

  213. Tom Emanski says:
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    Hopefully I didn’t draft Vazquezzz in the year he finally starts breaking down.

  214. Kazmere says:
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    Maddon says he “would bet” Longoria is headed to the DL.

  215. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    gotta love that,bruce running more, sb after a single

  216. Carl says:
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    So who do I add to replace Longoria?

    12 team h2h, 5×5

    Guys available:
    Glass Jones
    Lopez
    Gordon
    Headley
    Encarnacion

  217. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    longoria is on the dl

  218. mauledbypandas says:
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    that Zimmerman ER was a crock. Espinosa drops a double play ball but gets the out at first. Inning continues and run scores on the next play. argh!

    Also, Desmond looks lost at the plate.

  219. chata says:
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    triple play !
    on a botched bunt attempt …. started by santana/indians

  220. chata says:
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    m. cabrera …. 2 two-run home runs
    (not melky)

  221. Tom Emanski says:
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    I drafted Vazquezz over Belt, Robot Jones, Ackley, Rolen, both Edwins, let alone Beachy. Fantasy drafts are the great retardifier.

  222. charlie batch says:
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    fernando rodney/reynolds for frank cordero/gardner. SVs not a priority for either team. I like reynolds side, you?

  223. abNormal says:
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    Something happen to McCutchen in the 1st here or no?

  224. BKK says:
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    Bautista picking up where he left off last year.

  225. Wilsonian says:
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    Here comes another Longoria question, however I’m not nearly as worried as the others because I have Wright to replace him. I do, however, have a question as to who I should pick up in his place. Right now I have no bench bats. So who do you pick up:

    League, S. Burnett, DLR, Myers, Pineda, Beachy, Drabek,McDonald, Wood, Norris, Furcal, Carlosly, Pena, Raburn, Tabata, Snider, Abreu, JP, Freddie?

    Thanks man! Small league, so I don’t need anything in particular, and I’m debating on just keeping or an open hot bat/hot arm/spot start position. Whattya think?

  226. Tom Emanski says:
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    Bautista goes deep again

  227. royce! says:
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    Anyone watch Vazquez pitch today? Was he so terrible that I should drop him in a 14 team league?

  228. Eddy says:
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    Jeez, I’ve dropped 28 points in the RCL today. Thanks, Hughes and Vasquez.

  229. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    axford not looking good today either

  230. Eddy says:
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    Wow, just saw Jaime’s line against the Padres. 8 IP and 9 Ks. And I believe he’s coming out for the 9th.

    What the heck is going on with these pitchers that are supposed to bomb (Jaime, Tillman, Harrison, Guthrie) pitching spectacular!?

  231. VinWins

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    CG shutout for J Garcia

  232. WTH has gotten into Kendrick? I dunno but I like it.

  233. Martin says:
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    To all Javi Vazquez owners including myself, I was looking at his game by game numbers from the past 5 years. Turns out he every year has a bad 1st start with a higher then average number of walks. Hopefully this may put all your concern to rest.

  234. Eddy says:
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    I seriously don’t think I can stand Rodney anymore. I need to trade him off all of my teams.

  235. Kazmere says:
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    Grey, what do you do when you have such a crappy closer like Rodney– that no one wants. I mean the guy can single-handedly destroy your peripherals. Do you drop him and hope he turds on someone else’s team, or do you just bench him? I have Aardsma and Dotel on the DL, so there’s that…

  236. Trick dad says:
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    Better option at 2b this season: hill or beckham? 10 team h2h 7×7

  237. nick m. says:
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    russell martin off to a hot start. ride suzuki, or grab martin and hope it keeps up in that lineup?

  238. Donnie Baseball says:
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    Walden, for hope of move to closer or Slowey, for hope of move to rotation or trade? thanks

  239. Steve says:
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    Has the season really only been going for four days?

  240. vottomatic says:
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    @ Grey : Should I drop Salty or Arencibia? I’m looking to pick up Alex Gordon off the waiver wire and I’m only gonna rid one catcher.

  241. wilsoniam says:
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    grey,

    valencia over j.lopez?

  242. Terrence Mann says:
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    Grey, I haven’t commented in months but that’s the shittiest list of buys you’ve ever posted. Morton? Gordon? Carloz Gomez? I wouldn’t own those clowns with Karabell’s team.

    Nice April Fool’s post but Rudy’s anecdote of Nolan Ryan punching rice in Bochy’s helmet last year has you beat.

  243. Steve says:
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    Oh – and could someone from the boring and reliable SP tier please be boring and reliable?

  244. wilsoniam says:
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    @royce!:
    thanks, but i was asking grey b/c im not in a 10 teamer w/ 5×5 categories like the poster youre refering too.

    grey, same question, but in a 7×7, 12 teamer.

    thanks royce and grey.

  245. Over Under- Brondon Lyons 81.00 ERA

    All I can say here that Todd Jones taught him well

  246. Gambler says:
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    Raburn apparently is going to be out of the lineup one or two days a week according to espn. Do you drop him to get Travis Wood or Brandon Beachy?

  247. Viagra Falls says:
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    Would you offer up Morneau and Jaime Garcia for the production of Adrian Gonzalez? Morneau can hit just as well or better, but he still looks affected by his concussion last year. Do you think he will be able to pull it together enough to keep onto him, or go for A-Gon if I can?

    Also having second thoughts offering up Garcia in that package after seeing what he did today…Keep them or trade them?

    With Brian Wilson and Andrew Bailey on the DL, Capps and Rodney came into my lineup..and then I cringed. Wilson should be back any day, but who would you pick up instead of Rodney: Burnett, Farnsworth, Gregg? Thx Grey.

  248. Terrence Mann says:
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    Through 3 rounds in a 5X5 money league. Tulo, Crawford, and Soo Choo. Grab Dunn next if available?

  249. Terrence Mann says:
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    Took Dunn and Werth in 5. Now what do I need to work on? Help me Grey, you’re my only hope.

  250. Terrence Mann says:
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    Rios in 6. It was him or BJ Upton.

  251. Terrence Mann says:
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    Bruce in 7.

  252. 3FingersBrown says:
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    Anyone else basking in the glow of Bobby Abreau in an OBP league today?

    @Grey: While watching highlights of Headley’s big day in St. Louis yesterday, I thought of a new razzball possible term:

    A Headley Case: Player who only performs on the road.

    “In spite of his solid numbers, Carlos Beltran was a complete Headley case back in ’06.”

  253. Wake Up says:
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    Did anyone see Javy’s start? Was it as bad as his line?

  254. Steve says:
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    Hmm. Could have done without that, Kuroda.

  255. Steve says:
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    Come on stupid Dodgers.

  256. chata says:
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    check this :

    1. Albert Pujols
    2. Carlos González
    3. Robinson Cano
    4. Prince Fielder
    5. Mark Teixeira
    6. Tim Lincecum
    7. José Reyes
    8. Cliff Lee
    9. Clayton Kershaw
    10. Jason Heyward
    11. Buster Posey
    12. Jay Bruce
    13. Justin Morneau
    14. Justin Verlander
    15. Carlos Mármol
    16. Aramis Ramírez
    17. Brian Wilson
    18. Martín Prado
    19. Joakim Soria
    20. Delmon Young
    21. Nick Markakis
    22. Dan Haren
    23. Geovany Soto
    24. Brett Anderson
    25. Rafael Furcal
    26. Mike Napoli
    27. Francisco Rodríguez

    good enough to win ?

  257. GTG says:
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    “I love watching Huff play right-field.”

    – Tommy Lasorda.

  258. knighttown says:
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    We starting McDonald in St. Loo or C-Bills in Colorado?

  259. like to add something to the last post by me – Sad that Tony Horton had a nervous breakdown before the? end of this season and never played again…

  260. GTS says:
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    Would you start Bedard @TEX in 10 team H2H?

  261. Steve says:
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    David Murphy won’t start aganist Bedard, will he?

  262. Whiskey Diet says:
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    Grey,

    Nyjer or Borjos?

    Grab Encarnacion and lose Romo even though I have Youk and McGehee? Trade value later?

    Big ups

  263. Whiskey Diet says:
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    ^^14 team H2H^^ oops

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