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Yo, Meteorologist Grey here and I’m standing in Chesapeake Bay to show you how high the water has risen.  It’s usually up to my waist, but, as you can see, the water is now up to my shoulders.  Would I normally be standing in Chesapeake Bay if there was no hurricane?  No, this is for ratings, snitches!  That was it, that was the big news all across the world of baseball this weekend.  How there wasn’t any on the eastern seaboard.  ‘See, bored?’ is more like it.  But there was Justin Verlander winning his 20th game, and locking up the Cy Young.  His line so far 20-5/2.38/0.90/218 in 215 2/3 IP.  Those numbers are sick as in very healthy not sick as in sick.  When you have over 200 innings and more than a K per inning, you deserve the accolades, which only sounds like something you take for an upset stomach.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Jimmy Rollins – Won’t return when eligible, i.e., the Phils are coasting into the playoffs and don’t care if any of their regulars play the entire month of September.  Just a friendly reminder that you need to have back-up plans in place if your H2H team is riding Phils like Marlo Thomas.

Rafael Betancourt – The Rockies announced Betancourt would stay in the role of closer even after Street returned, then later that night he blew the save.  Cuddle boy!  Then he came back and recorded the save on Sunday.  I’d keep Betancourt for now, but think he cedes the job to Street in the landmark case of sooner vs. later.

Hanley Ramirez – Will return on Wednesday unless he gets a bee in his bonnet.

Michael Brantley – Will have season-ending surgery on his wrist.  Indians might think about digging up center field and making sure there’s no Brady Bunch tiki idols buried out there.

Jonathan Sanchez – Sounds like he’ll be out for the season.  Safe to drop him.  Could backdate that to June.  You know what’s nice?  Your mustache?  Random Italicized Voice, you giving me lip service?  Is that a pun?  Kinda.  No, what’s nice is at this time of the year you don’t have to contemplate whether or not to wait out a DL stint.  Just drop.

Sergio Romo – Returned to the Giants on Sunday and looks like the favorite to get saves.  BTW, you think when Sergio was in summer camp and wrote his name on his shirt tags that people just thought it was the designer’s name?

Jordan Walden – The Sciosciapath removed Walden on Saturday after he loaded the bases and brought in Takahashi for the save.  I think Walden will continue to get saves for the Los Angeles Not Actually Los Angeles Angels, but if you’re speculating on saves there ya go.

Dayan Viciedo – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and a homer.  With Quentin finally hitting the DL, the Pale Hose promoted Dayan Viciedo, a highly touted Cuban raftee.  In Triple-A, Viciedo had a .296 average with 20 homers in 119 games.  He’s in that Delmon-Alfonso-Vlad mold of swinging at just about anything near the plate.  As with Alfonso and Vlad, it hasn’t really hurt his hitting.  He can play all over the field to get at-bats, but, for whatever reason, Ozzie hasn’t really thrust him into a starring role.  If he gets the ABs, see, he’d be good for mixed leaguers — Yo, dawg, I’m a mixed leaguer….Now why won’t girls talk to me? — but until we see Dayan’s PT, I’d only look at him in AL-Only leagues.

Chris Capuano – 9 IP, 0 ER, 2 hits, 0 walks, 13 Ks.  Feliz Capu anos!

Johan Santana – Now unlikely to return this year.  Really no shocker here.  Hence, my credo not to bother with drafting pitchers in March that are supposed to be out for the majority of the season.  Setbacks happen yadda3.

James Shields – 9 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 12 Ks.  Sometimes Shields gets a little flaky (7 earned vs the M’s, 10 earned vs. the A’s), but for where you drafted him and his 192 Ks, 2.96 ERA, you’ll take it and like it.

David Price – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 14 Ks.  It’s funny how his season ERA is at 3.40 with a 12-11 record compared to 2.72 ERA and 19 wins last year, but he’s actually pitched much better this year.  Obviously not haha funny, but more like not funny at all funny.

Desmond Jennings – 4-for-5, 2 homers and a steal.  The only real drawback so far with Jennings is I need to buy more Trapper Keepers to write his name in hearts with my sparkle marker.

Joe Mauer – Has been out for five days with a pain in the neck.  How appropriate.

Luke Hughes – 2-for-4, 2 homers on Sunday and a homer on Saturday.  Luke, you are my waiver wire fodder.

Collin Cowgill – 4-for-4, homer, 2 runs 2 RBIs.  Hasn’t been playing every day, but maybe after this big game we’ll get more Cowgill.

Aaron Hill – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer as a D-Back.  He’s fared slightly better than Johnson since the trade.  Perhaps being surrounded by a team of hackers is making him feel more comfortable.

Tommy Hanson – Has a rotator cuff tear.  I once had a cuff tear on my Girbaud jeans and it knocked me out for a day.  Hanson’s cuff tear is not as major as it sounds, but will still knock him out a few weeks (no relation to Jemile).  Can go ahead and drop Hanson in most leagues, i.e., Mmmdrop.

Zach Britton – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Britton took down the Yankees revenging The Revolutionary War.  Though I thought exporting The Spice Girls was their payback.

Nelson Cruz – Strained his left hamstring on a double.  His right hamstring said, “I got next!”

Jason Motte – Got the save on Sunday.  Let’s see, Salas’s last two appearances were in non-save situations, then La Russa sends Motte, who hasn’t given up a run in his last 29 appearances, out for the save yesterday.  I think La Russa’s Feathered-Hair-Covered Brain finally made a smart move with his bullpen.  Motte should be the closer.  Now whether he’s the closer or not is up to FHCB.

Jordan Zimmermann – 4 1/3 IP, 3 ER.  About two months ago, I asked whether or not the Nats would shut down Zimmermann at exactly 160 innings if it meant in the middle of the 3rd inning.  They didn’t; they shut him down for the season in the middle of the fifth inning.

Joey Votto – 2-for-5 with two homers.  Joey makes me coo coo roo.

Yonder Alonso – Hit a pinch hit homer yesterday.  Now is hitting .467 with 3 homers in 30 ABs.  Too bad he doesn’t have a position to play.  Rather, Baker starts Fred Lewis, Dave Sappeit and the Winner of a Skyline Chili contest instead of Yonder.

Carlos Lee – Left Sunday’s game with a slight ankle sprain.  Send El Caballo to the glue factory!

Andre Ethier – Said he’s playing with an injured knee all year.  Then the always sympathetic GM Ned Colletti said, “What am I supposed to be concerned about?  That he has those numbers, that he’s hurt or contends he’s hurt?”  Snap in the 0-for-12 formation.  I will say Ned Colletti, aka No Coddle-letti, is refreshingly frank, but I’m not sure today’s athletes respond to it.  Why not just call him Andre the Pissant and wear a shirt that says ‘Obey?’

Matt Kemp – Joined the 30/30 club this weekend.  The gift basket included a free weekend stay at a Howard Johnson.

  1. Michael says:

    Saw a Deadspin report today that Ricky Henderson has started talking about Desmond Jennings in the third person.

  2. VinWins

    VinWins says:


  3. Carns says:

    Desmond Jennings is keeping his pimp hand strong, in fact, he may even now be batting with it.

    He reminds me of myself 10 years ago, sitting in IHOP, stoned, considering whether or not to order a double slam n legs. Can’t get enough of this guy.

    The thing I keep wondering is if he could potentially be one of those late power bloomers…. gotta go change my pants.

  4. Ari says:

    When Rollins went on the DL I picked up Darwin Barney as a stopgap – now that it looks like an extended stay and since Barney has given me nothing the last week who should I go with? The following are available in my league:

    Ian Desmond
    Jamey Carroll
    Ruben Tejada

  5. Oilcan Giuseppe says:

    Grey:thnks for planting the imagine of a naked,sweaty Phil Donahue in my head.Im gonna have to scrub my brain w/ bleach to fix this.

    just for that Im gonna ask you multiple catcher related questions.

    no,actually….12 team 5×5,Lilly or Norris?

  6. Wilsonian says:

    Here is the Yahoo blurb on Stubbs:

    “Stubbs had three hits and a stolen base Saturday in a 6-3 win over Washington.

    Advice: Stubbs has put up mediocre numbers all year and should not be near any competent fantasy player’s roster.

    (STATS, Inc.)”

    Just though I’d share this magical information.

  7. Nehocstu says:

    Hey Grey, hey; Have you seen That Girl recently!?! You are too young to remember her when she was hot (and her Daddy, Danny, would have put a contract out on any of us thinking about her that way!) Marlo is completely platicized now, too bad.

    She was one of my dreams though… sigh. Thanx for the mammaries.

  8. Oilcan Giuseppe says:

    also,12 team points league….Fister,Luebke,Vasquez or Masterson?

  9. Wilsonian says:

    Two leagues, two closer questions:

    1) I have Walden, Santos, Nathan, Guerra. Do I drop anyone for Parnell, Betancourt, Motte, Cishek?

    2) I have Kimbrel, Walden, Parnell, Motte. Do I drop any of them for Betancourt or Cishek?

    Thanks man, and keep up the kick ass work. Just locked up spot in the Playoffs in my 16 Teamer and my 8 Teamer. Now if I can just kick the shit out of my opponent this week in my 16 Teamer, I’ll secure a 1st round bye…

  10. Old Shaky says:

    Hello Cowgill with the Slam.

  11. birdis78 says:

    Stick with Walden going forward into H2H playoffs? Or drop him for Romo? My other closers are Valverde and Perez.

  12. Timequake says:

    How would you raise Jurrjens, Anibal, Vogelsong, and Chacin the rest of the way? I need to drop at least one. Thanks!

  13. Graveyard Duck says:

    “Luke, you are my waiver wire fodder.”

    So awesome. Stay dry, Grey!

  14. Rags says:

    NL-only keeper league, so I don’t know anything at all about AL guys. Playing for next year, how much would you say I should bid on Kouzmanoff and Hill that would make them keepers for next year? Is Hill a $6 guy? A $10?

    Also, if I’m chasing *next year’s* saves, are Motte or Cischek worth a pickup?

    Thanks guys!

  15. Randy BoBandy says:

    Where’s the love for Ian Kennedy? When he got off to the nice start, just had a feeling it would continue. It is the pitching era afterall!

  16. busta says:

    Thanks for the help all year Grey! Couple questions:

    Pickup Omar Infante (8 games this week) and start him over K.Johnson or Encarnacion (both have 7 games)? Aaron Hill (6 games) and Jose Lopez (8 games) are also available for replacement. Points system favors power bats.

    Pick 2 of the following SP:
    1. Arroyo (2 starts (Phi/@StL)
    2. Masterson (1 start @KC)
    3. Gallardo (1 start v. StL)
    4. Kennedy (1 start @SF)

    Pick 2 RP:
    Perez (7 games [email protected]/3 @KC)
    Bailey (7 games [email protected]/3 v. Sea)
    Marmol (6 games [email protected]/3 v. Pit)

    Sucks having 2 RP’s going head to head 4 games out of 7 – what would you do?

  17. Graveyard Duck says:

    Grey, what do you think about dropping Parnell or Guerra for Romo, in a 10 team 6×6 H2H?

  18. Wilsonian says:

    Would you take Kendrick or Hill for the ROS?

  19. Commish Cauda says:

    H2H Playoff time…

    Pick ONE

    Chacin @SD (Luebke)
    Luebke vs COL (Chacin)
    McDonald @HOU (Happ)

  20. birdis78 says:

    Sit CC @ Boston tomorrow night? Hate to lose a CC start during first week of playoffs… but he’s been BRUTAL vs. the Sawx.

  21. chris says:

    weekly, pick 1

    greinke @ hou
    sabathia @ bos, maybe vs tor as well (if the yanks don’t use the 6 man rotation)

  22. FishMan says:

    NL only 5×5 need 2 of the following 1B: Carlos Pena, John Mayberry, Jesus Guzman (need HRs, Avg, Runs)

    Need 4 of the following OF/DH: John Jay, Seth Smith, Jayson Werth, Kyle Blanks, Will Venable, Dexter Fowler, (need everything including SBs)

  23. Pooch says:

    Drop Affeldt for Motte now that Romo is back?

  24. Chuckles Tiddlesworth says:

    Jason Motte might be TLR/FHCB’s new closer, eh? I feel sorry for Motte. The guy hasn’t given up a run in over two months. Tipplin’ Tony has used him as a fireman in high-leverage situations for a while; regardless of inning, Motte’s come in and shut down all sorts of rallies and trouble. Sooner or later, though, he’s going to have a bad inning and give up a run – a double and a single, a pair of singles around a groundout and a flyout, a solo homer, think of all the ways chance can wallop a pitcher. Has any pitcher (OK, have more than, say, three pitchers in baseball history) not given up a run in three months? Can Jason Motte go another 30 days without giving up a run? No way. So, odds are the first run he gives up in 10 weeks is going to come in the ninth inning any day now. And it will prove to TLR/FHCB and the world that Motte is nothing but a Cuddle Boy. That Indian standing by the side of the road will shed another single tear.

  25. ChiliDavisConCarne says:

    @Grey…thanks for all the help, made the playoffs in my 10 team H2H league.
    Pickup question for you:
    I have had Choo starting at Util since he came back, but with the recent setback, he may miss games without going on the DL. Also, I have been starting Andrus at SS, but Castro was recently dropped. My opponent has 11 scheduled right now, so do I. Motte and Cishek are available on the wire.
    I realize it’s a tough question without more information, but would you generally prefer using your pickups (3 left in this case) to stream Fri/Sat/Sun in a attempt to win Ws/Ks, pickup a RP to lock up saves and help ratios, or pickup an offensive guy or two to fill in light schedule days and/or get the most games played out of a lineup?

  26. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Michael: Ha!

    @VinWins: Ha!

    @Carns: Ha!

    @Ari: Desmond

    @Oilcan Giuseppe: No problem! Norris

    @Wilsonian: Wow

    @Nehocstu: No problem.

    @Oilcan Giuseppe: Luebke, Fister, Masterson

    @Wilsonian: 1. Nope 2. Motte for Betancourt

    @birdis78: Hold

    @Timequake: Jurrjens, Vogelsong, Chacin…

    @Graveyard Duck: Thanks!

    @Rags: Sure on Motte. Kouz is $1, Hill is $6.

    @Randy BoBandy: Yeah, he’s been great.

    @busta: Infante over Johnson… 3 and 4… Not Perez.

    @Graveyard Duck: Hold

    @Wilsonian: Kendrick

    @Commish Cauda: Chacin

    @birdis78: Wouldn’t ever sit him.

    @chris: Greinke

    @FishMan: Pena, Guzman… Not Blanks and Jay…

    @Pooch: Sure

    @Chuckles Tiddlesworth: Ha

    @ChiliDavisConCarne: No problem… I’d hold my pickups to see where I am later in the week unless it’s a pressing need on Monday, like I lost my 1st baseman.

  27. L-Boogie says:

    Can only start one in 12 team, 5×5:

    Harden @ Indians or
    Danks @ Detroit or
    Norris vs Mil

    Thanks dude.

  28. royce! says:

    @Wilsonian: @Grey: First Carlos Santana (“Santana is a .241 hitter destined to be a journeyman and not prominent fantasy material”) and now Stubbs? I think someone at Stats Inc. realized that 90% of teams are abandoned and thought they might as well call it a season early. Or maybe they’re in a dynasty league and are trying to trade for Stubbs and Santana. Something fishy, at least.

  29. SwaggerJackers says:

    @Grey: I’m in the first round of my H2H weekly league playoffs . Do I throw Chacin against SD or the two start Anibal Sanchez against NYM and PHI? Both of these guys have really been shaky in the second half.

  30. *singing* ”Last night Grey saw Collin Cowgill, he was floatin‘ ‘cross the ceilin‘.”

  31. Wilsonian says:

    @Grey: @royce!: thanks for the advice, Grey. Someone picked up B-Court before I could, but no biggie smalls.

    Re: STATS, Inc. What the hell are they talking about? I seriously wish they were in my league. Granted Stubbs hasn’t been a monster lately, but he’s 61st in Yahoo’s overall player rater, he’s got 30+ steals and 15 homeruns. I’d say that’s more than servicable. And Santana? Are you f**king kidding me?!?! Name 5-10 catchers you’d rather have over him. McCann, Napoli, V-Mart, maybe Avila, and that’s about it. What a bunch of morons. Does someone actually pay them to write that shizz? I’m in the wrong damn business.

  32. Wilsonian says:

    What do you think of David Murphy for the ROS? Possibly getting some starts with Nellie moaning over his hammy…

  33. Grey

    Grey says:

    @centralohguy: ZZ huh? Nice!

    @Wilsonian: Ha, seriously.

    @Wilsonian: He’s done a lot of nothing so far this year, but he could see some regular starts now.

  34. dingers says:

    playoff question; been playing Stubbs for a source of steals;
    would you bench for Morse or Lawrie this week and hope to seal up HR,RBI,OBP categories?

  35. Grey

    Grey says:

    @peter: Why would you get that stuck in my head?

  36. Lob Ball says:

    Best bet for tomorrow – all pitching categories?

    Vazquez @ NYM
    Fister vs KC

  37. @Grey: The Top, indeed. I think of that line every time I read dude’s name. A naked Cowgill would be a little OVER The Top for that fantasy though. ;)

    Also can’t help but hear “Up all night with Freddie King, I got to tell you, poker’s his thing” from Grand Funk Railroad every time I read a tweet from SI_PeterKing.

  38. Larry says:

    Freese, Viciedo or Moosetacos ROTW?
    10 team roto

  39. peter says:

    @Grey: Was in the car this weekend when my special lady friend started singing it. It’s been stuck in mine since, and now that I’ve passed it to you my mind is clear. You should IM the link to Rudy.

  40. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Lob Ball: Vazquez

    @centralohguy: Someone’s a big classic rock fan.

    @Larry: Viciedo

    @peter: I was about to post it on Facebook for that very reason. Gotta pass it on to get it out of my head.

  41. Mike says:

    Cecil for 2 starts (BAL/NYY) or Collmenter for 1 (COL) in my weekly league with no bench? Need Ks and wins…

  42. papafrog says:

    @Grey: Good stuff as usual, Grey. Storm Fields, Joel Youngblood the other day and today Howard Johnson. Um, your New York roots are showing, buddy. :)

  43. herschel says:

    @Grey: need a weekly roto replacement for cruz. who do you like between maybin, moreland, eyj, and viciedo? leaning towards maybin but not sure if his wrist is ok….thoughts?

  44. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Mike: Cecil, and pray.

    @papafrog: Ha, true. I think maybe three old school Mets fans got the HoJo reference.

    @herschel: Viciedo

  45. MattTruss

    MattTruss223 says:

    Is Lind droppable for the likes of Kendrick, McGehee, Reynolds, Guzman, Carp, Boneface or Trumbo? Or should I hold tight through the cold streak?

  46. peter says:

    Regarding common practice in keeper auction leagues: 1) when a player is dropped, does their dollar value revert to $1 or is the auction price maintained? 2) Is there a standard interest rate or something for keepers each year?

  47. Grey

    Grey says:

    @MattTruss223: Reynolds

    @peter: 1) Can go either way. In most, it reverts to $1 but teams need to bid on dropped players with FAAB so the player doesn’t go for $1 anyway. 2) I do $5/year inflation.

  48. Brew Crew says:

    Start or sit D Hudson vs COL?? (12 Team ROTO/1499 IP Limit/+49.0 Innings)

  49. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Brew Crew: I’m sitting him in a similar situation.

  50. busta says:

    Last try – Pick two SP:

    Kennedy: 1 start @SF (Lincecum)
    Gallardo: 1 start v. Mil (Dickson)
    Dickey: 2 starts (v.FLA (Sanchez); @WAS (TBD)

  51. Jah says:

    oh man, riding the phils. that was a good one, even if i had to wiki marlo thomas.

  52. Marty Funkhouser says:

    @Grey: Sit Hamels in Cincinnati tonight?

  53. Marty Funkhouser says:

    @Grey: Even with this being his return from the DL for zombie arm?

    And why is Stats, Inc. hating on my players? I love me some Carlos Santana. Stubbs, meh. But Carlos… nevermind, I’ll spare you the terrible Santana lyrics reference. Was gonna go with Black Magic Backstop or something like that.

  54. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Marty Funkhouser: He was fine last week, Phils were taking it easy on him. Stats is a bunch of haters, I guess.

  55. Monkeyshines says:

    Pagan, Bourjos, Tabata or Mayberry as a Choo replacement?

  56. Oilcan Giuseppe says:

    Grey:12 team 5×5….Pennington or Scutaro?

  57. SpecialFNK says:

    15 team, yahoo, roto, 5×5.

    I think I’m in a comfortable spot in saves. I have 13 points with 93 saves. next 2 above me have 103/105 saves.
    the teams below me have these saves and relief pitchers..
    89 saves(Soria/CPerez/League/Venters) inactive manager. 12th overall.
    87 saves(Nunez/Walden/Rodriguez) inactive manager. 10th overall.

    my current closers are Valverde and Santos. already dropped Gregg.
    is it worth hanging onto Santos? or could I drop him for another player that could help me more? if Santos is going to be sharing time based on match ups, is he worth hanging on to? drop now? or maybe I should wait a little longer?

    CA- Santana. 1B- Gonzalez. 2B- Ackley. 3B- Lawrie. SS- Reyes. OF- Bruce. OF- Stubbs. OF- Allen. UT- Ad Jonez. BN- Cruz, Mayberry, Viciedo.
    SP- Felix. SP- Greinke. RP- Valverde. RP- Santos. P- Masterson. P- Santana. P- THudson. BN- Beachy, Pineda. (+25 in IP limit)

    I don’t need any specific position help, but could use someone on the bench to play based on match ups. I’m really close in R/HR/RBI/SB, in 4th place only 4 points out of 1st. someone with speed could help.

    or maybe I could drop 1 of Mayberry/Viciedo? for 1 of..
    EzCarrera, SSmith, De Aza, Revere, EYoung, Venable, Gwynn, BAbreu, Willingham, Goldschmidt, Vlad, Espinosa, or maybe a player based on match ups.

  58. Josh says:

    Cishek or Nunez for the next 2 weeks of H2H playoffs?

  59. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Josh: Cishek

  60. AL KOHOLIC says:

    cruz to miss 3 weeks with bad hammy,not officially DL,D yet

  61. AL KOHOLIC says:

    @Grey: you did warn us,but with the hr shortage this year,he still paid off

  62. Steve says:

    @Grey: Hey now! (BTW, did you watch the Larry Sanders Show?)

    Have Carp in my LF slot in H2H. Hit .111 last week, albeit with a donk. If he does nothing today, do you drop him for a hot Carlos Lee?

    Apple TV is ace. Easy to set up and use – and you can watch live baseball through it…

  63. Grey

    Grey says:

    @AL KOHOLIC: Yeah, he’s just so injury-prone.

    @Steve: Lee’s hurt. I used to watch Larry Sanders, haven’t seen it in years. Nice on Apple TV, I’d get it if someone were to set it up for me.

  64. Steve says:

    @Grey: If you can use the word ‘server’ in a sentence correctly, you can set up an Apple TV (emoticon).

  65. AL KOHOLIC says:

    leonys martin to replace cruz batting .295 4 hr,s 18 sb,s this year in 3 stops at the minor leagues

  66. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Steve: Don’t talk to me about servers. I’m knee deep in crap trying to get Razzball to move faster.

    @AL KOHOLIC: Thanks for the heads up!

  67. Steve says:

    Jeez – is there anyone in baseball that’s colder right now than Adam Lind?

  68. Oilcan Giuseppe says:

    Grey:12 team points league….which one?

    Infante,Hughes,Plouffe or Espinosa?

  69. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Steve: You listen to Bon Iver at all? I’d download Skinny Love then go from there.

  70. Steve says:

    @Grey: No – but I’ll check it out. Morneau/Lind/Dunn are so cold they could cure global warming.

    Scherzer being Scherzer. FFS.

  71. Wilsonian says:

    Back on my war against STATS, Inc…Stubbs is 5th in the NL in runs! Yes, I’m not a competent fantasy owner for rostering him…

  72. Steve says:

    F*** you Scherzer, you f****** idiot.

  73. AL KOHOLIC says:

    @Steve: yeah morrow,grienke and ubaldo all 3 nailed me last week

  74. Oilcan Giuseppe says:

    Scherzer getting lit up….suppose its about time.He’s had two or three decent starts in a row.I was just starting to trust him again,now Im worried about starting him next wk.

  75. Oilcan Giuseppe says:

    @Grey: just finally started getting into Bon Iver.good s**t.

    you like Kurt Vile?

  76. Steve says:

    @Steve: Reversed his ass.

  77. royce! says:

    @Grey: I’m butting in re: Bon Iver, Blood Bank is one of my favorite songs of 2009. He’s playing 2 shows in the LA area in Sept. Seems like the sort of music that would translate well live.

  78. Steve says:

    @Grey: Vile is what Max Scherzer is.

  79. Grey

    Grey says:

    @royce!: I’ve actually just listened to Skinny Love on repeat for the last three hours, will try Blood Bank. I saw he’s playing in LA, don’t think I’m gonna go though, don’t feel like I know him well enough yet.

    @Steve: Yes

  80. Oilcan Giuseppe says:

    @Grey: yeah,definitely one of my favorites right now.

    “Overnight Religion” and “Breathin Out” are two great songs.

  81. Steve says:

    @royce!: @Grey: Think I like Blood Bank better.

  82. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Steve: What do you mean you like it better? You didn’t even know him ten minutes ago?

    @Oilcan Giuseppe: For Kurt Vile? Will check it out.

  83. Steve says:

    @Grey: Listened to them both. Only a first impression!

  84. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Steve: @royce!: Hmm… Don’t seem to have Blood Bank, is that a different album?

  85. Trevor

    tggq21 says:

    Ahhh, playoffs are here… finally. I tweeted my entire lineup today excluding Youuuk(1. Because he’s DL’d and 2. Well, I doubt he’s the type of guy who ever uses a computer or mobile device)Any the hoo, I just told them I need them now more than ever because of fantasy playoffs. Wonder if they were pissed?

  86. royce! says:

    @Grey: Yeah, on a 4 song EP. Just emailed it to you.

  87. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Steve: @royce!: Blood Bank is a good jam. Think I like Skinny Love better, but I’m partial since I’ve listened to one 54 times and the other once.

    @tggq21: Black n yellow! That’s a good motivational tool.

  88. Oilcan Giuseppe says:

    @tggq21: yeah,Im starting Infante and Freese in one league w/ Beltre and R. Weeks on the DL….wish they’d hurry up and come back.Frankly,i think its pretty inconsiderate of them.

  89. Steve says:

    Jesus – who blew the dust off Johnny Damon?

  90. Trevor

    tggq21 says:

    @Oilcan Giuseppe: So inconsiderate.. They obviously don’t understand the stress we go through managing these lineups day after day.

  91. royce! says:

    @Grey: You like TV on the Radio? I only recently started listening to the new Bon Iver, and some of it reminds me of them (vocals are similar at times, though TOTR like to bust out the shizz hot jams more often). The first song on their new album is brilliant. Only drawback is that the song is called “Second Song,” which is just silly.

  92. Grey

    Grey says:

    @royce!: I like them when I’m in the mood to listen to that sorta thing. I’ve had Watch The Throne on repeat for like two weeks so just started listening to other things again. Lift off!

  93. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Steve: I do like that Cities of Texas song. Twangy in a good way.

  94. Steve says:

    @Grey: It’s Paul Kelly, an Australian singer-songwriter. Bit of a legend in these parts.

    He had a whole bunch of live/acoustic songs that he released for free on the internet. I have them all, yell if you want some more.

  95. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Steve: Sure, I’ll take more. Thanks!

  96. Feeding the Abscess

    Feeding the Abscess says:

    Morneau is hurt again. hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

    I used a fifth round pick on him. hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

    I picked Liriano in the next round. hahahahaha… okay I can’t laugh anymore.

    Could have had Verlander, Hamels, Ellsbury, Victorino, Stanton with either pick… *Price Is Right horn*

    Perhaps my best move: picking Kelly Johnson over Granderson in round 13.

  97. royce! says:

    @Feeding the Abscess: I feel your pain. Drafted perhaps the worst team ever in a 14 team h2h. After Miggy, I got Choo, Dunn, Heyward, Santana, Liriano, Stephen Drew, and Brett Anderson. Later gems included Figgins, Manny, Nishioka, and McClouth.

  98. Oilcan Giuseppe says:

    @Grey: those dudes make me feel so poor,its definitely great though.tough to find good new hiphop….I find myself listening to so much older stuff.Like the entire Ghostface catalog….maybe Im just too old.

  99. Cheese

    Cheese says:

    Will Cruz be heading to the DL, or will he just be riding the pine? I know he’s out 3 weeks, but there’s no mention of a DL stint. I need to know because I may have to drop him so he doesn’t fill a void in my h2h league (no bench) and I’m in a must-win final week of the regular season. I would be picking up De Aza. Should I just pull the trigger on the move or wait it out for the DL?

  100. Grey

    Grey says:

    @royce!: Cool, thanks!

    @Feeding the Abscess: Trusting Morneau was the worst thing I’ve ever done.

    @Oilcan Giuseppe: Ha, maybe. I like Kanye’s last album a lot too. Actually, I’m a big fan of Kanye’s music.

  101. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Cheese: You can drop him. Only 4+weeks left of the season anyway.

  102. Oilcan Giuseppe says:

    @Grey: yeah me too….a lot of people dislike Kanye just because he’s so popular but the last album really was damn near perfect….

    do you like Blakroc?

  103. royce! says:

    I don’t know what you just did, but the site loaded immediately instead of the usual wait. Hope it’s a harbinger. Or a Harvey Wallbanger. Because,

  104. herschel says:

    @Oilcan Giuseppe: Blakroc is amazing. Any chance of a second album?

  105. Oilcan Giuseppe says:

    @herschel: supposedly they were working w/ Curren$y and Wiz Khalifa but I havent heard anything in a while.

  106. chata says:


    internet has been restored .
    thanks for the up-dates .

    re : phils
    for some reason , i always pictured marlo with a strap-on .

  107. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Oilcan Giuseppe: I do, yeah.

    @royce!: People are supposedly working on the site behind the scenes at a $100/hour so I hope so.

    @chata: Ha! I mean, gross. I mean, ha!

  108. royce! says:

    @Grey: Whatever they’re doing is working on Chrome and Firefox. Tell em to stop.

  109. Steve says:

    @Grey: Not that hurt.

    Site seems to be better for me too.

  110. herschel says:

    @Grey: need a cruz replacement for weekly roto league. who do you like best ros between martin (leo), allen, moose, alonso and mayberry? closest categories are avg, runs and sbs.


  111. herschel says:

    @Grey: also, do you have a suggested or average daiquiri price? i feel like the episode of curb where larry wants to know how much jason alexander tipped so he doesnt feel cheap….

  112. Grey

    Grey says:

    @royce!: Really hope so.

    @Steve: Awesome!

    @herschel: Allen

    @herschel: Whatever you feel is appropriate. You see last night’s? Periscope! God I love that show.

  113. Wilsonian says:

    I’m pretty sure I’ve asked you this 8 trillion times, but is there any reason I hang on to Espinosa in a 16 Team H2H keeper? I haven’t been able to drop him. There are a handful of solid (and producing) bats available – Allen, Torres, J. Weeks, Mayberry – and decent arms – McCarthy, Garcia, Miller. Do I drop him for any of those guys? I’ve got Lawrie at 2nd, FYI.

  114. herschel says:

    @Grey: love the periscope….I swear ive had that idea before….

  115. Steve says:

    @Grey: You can add Krispie to that list of Coldies.

  116. Steve says:

    Of course that happened. I just dropped Carp for Lee. What else did you expect?

  117. Rob says:

    I only have two 2 slots in my lineup for Adam Jones, Jayson Werth, Freddie Freeman and Jose Tabata. Who do I start on the reg?

  118. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Steve: Yeah, I benched Lee in one league too, dah.

    @Rob: Jones, Werth…

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