Rudy’s on vacation, so Nick and I go it alone for today’s podcast.  No fear, I have a shizzton of coffee and talk amongst myself like I’m freakin’ Daniel Johnston.  This, sir, is not a podcast.  Yes, it is.  No, it’s not.  And I go on like that for a good thirty minutes.  When I’m not talking over myself and making small talk with myself and arguing with myself about Hawaiian shaved ice, I’m discussing the trades that went down in major league baseball.  Pence for who?  McGehee for what?  Headley for God’s sakes should’ve been traded!  You know, crazy fantasy baseball talk by your resident loon.  Also, Nick and I make a little wager that I plan on either winning or welching on.  Stakes are high, yo!  Also, Symphony of Nine, the band that did the Razzball theme song is having a CD launch party.  Check out the poster (“of the Razzball Podcast” — ha!)  Anyway, here’s the Razzball Podcast, now with me, myself and I talking like we’re all on Jerry Springer:

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  1. TheNewGuy says:
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    Gad wish the Royals’d call up Myers already. Got Moss and i’d almost rather just stash Myers in his spot the way Moss’ playing right now. Grab Dom Brown/ Brett Jackson in the meanwhile?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t really see where Myers fits in right now… Brown…

  2. TheNewGuy says:
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    Burton or Perkins too? Chasing saves with my last roster spot…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Burton

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Or are they gonna wait till Capps is back before they actually get any save opps…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yeah, seriously…

  3. BoneFace n Harmony says:
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    I see a lotta love for Detwiler on here, am debating scooping him up. Only thing is, I’d have to drop Medlin (who i just snagged as well) or Rasmus (my other OF are Beltran, Bone Face, Cain…SUGAR, and Stanton (DL)) Worth dropping em? I just picked him up a couple days ago waiting for him to get hot again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice username… I’d hold for now…

      • BoneFace n Harmony says:
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        @Grey, thanks! appreciate the feedback as always–btw the Holland call helped my team of degenerate relievers big time

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice…

  4. Smegma says:
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    Drop Aceves for A.J. Griffin or Zach McCallister (2 starts next week)? I have Chapman/Valverde as 2 starting RP’s with Aceves on my bench. A.J. was just dropped and left me wondering if I should hold with Aceves or not.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McAllister, but I don’t know his matchups off the top of my head…

      • Smegma says:
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        @Grey,

        McCallister gets Min and Bos at home next week. Still like dropping Aceves for him? Thanks for the help!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t want the Sawx start, but the Twins is fine… If it’s weekly, I’d hold…

          • smegma says:
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            @Grey,
            How about trying to trade my A.Sanchez/Aceves for Kershaw? Kershaw’s team needs a closer…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d take Kershaw

  5. Project_Badass says:
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    12-team H2H 6×6 (OBP, QS), moves limit of 50 (Im at 28), 4-player keeper (only players drafted after the 1st 4 rounds)

    Would you use a move and drop Berkman, Cozart, or Jay for Dominic Brown?

    C-Doumit
    1B- Fielder (NK)
    2B- Kinsler (NK)
    3B- A-ram (NK)
    SS- Espinosa
    MI- Bonifacio
    CI- Butler
    Ofx5- Rios, Jennings, Chris Young, Jay, Marte
    UTIL- Youk
    BN- Berkman (NK), Cozart

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cozart

  6. Project_Badass says:
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    12-team roto 5×5 4-player keeper (loose the round you drafted them in during the redraft)

    Would you drop Aoki for Dominic Brown? I am mostly in need of steals.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would… But you’re probably not gonna get steals from him…

  7. Carnac says:
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    Cano hits a grand slam and returns to the dugout to have a pink flavored Fla-Vor-Ice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Carnac, Nice

  8. Jon says:
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    What do you think of Reddick+Moustakas for LaRoche or Goldschmidt+Darish in a re-draft league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, I’d take Goldy and Darvish…

  9. Alcesto says:
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    Yo Grey, any of these guys you wouldn’t deal for struggling Dan Uggla (Struggla?):

    Zimmermann
    Capuano
    Sherzer
    Vogelsong
    Anibal

    Shifting gears, are you dropping Ian Desmond (for someone like Dom Brown, for instance), or are you holding him?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d trade any of them for Stuggla… Nice nickname, btw… I’m dropping Desmond for Brown…

  10. Ronkonkoma says:
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    Replacing BP at 2nd… Who gets the job?
    Amarista, Ryan Roberts, jemile, quintanilla, ciriaco, scutaro, Kelly Johnson, beckham???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Johnson

  11. Trevor

    tggq21 says:
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    Grey,

    Minor or Bailey ROS for 12 team H2H

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Minor

  12. Splendid Sphincter says:
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    Ellsbury and CBeltran for Pujols? I have Pujols in a 5×5 and my OF/UTIL is currently AJones, CRasmus, ADeAza, JHeyward, LaRoche

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Pujols…

  13. longbeahyo says:
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    Trout for McCutchen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure the point of it…

  14. longbeahyo says:
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    straight up trade… Well actually, I would get Kemp for Trout and trade Kemp over to a Dodger homer for McCutchen. I’ll probably end up getting half a dozen moves or so as well. -40 move maximum league, and I’m at 31 already…

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @longbeahyo, of the bunch, there really isn’t a point. I’d take Kemp over all of them. Especially in a keeper.

      • longbeahyo says:
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        @Wilsonian, No, it’s a redraft. Not a big fan of Kemp though. His peripherals are the worst of the three in my opinion.

        • Wilsonian says:
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          @longbeahyo, concur with Grey. I’d keep Trout. No real reason to deal him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Really no point in these moves if you’re in a move maximum league…

      • longbeahyo says:
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        @Grey, The moves would deduct from the other owners who haven’t used as many, and give me more to use. So if I got Kemp and 5 moves for Trout. My total moves used would go from 31 to 26… It’s useful, but is it worth it. I’m thinking no, at this point.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah, not worth it…

  15. longbeahyo says:
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    I guess I’m asking which one is more likely to keep producing.

  16. Mike Fiers had a bad pitching performance today – gave up 2 earn runs in 6 innings of pitching – 0 walks and 6 K s :)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, that’s too bad…

  17. Wilsonian says:
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    Dusty says Phillips may be able to go this weekend. Sounds like he’ll probably find a way to make him pitch with his leg to ensure his season/career is over.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds Dustyish…

  18. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Damn trade deadline tease! I was really thinking I was going to see Victorino last night. We were in the Loge on the 3rd base side and when the game starts its was just the old Gardenvariety Jerry Hairston manning the spot.

    Who do you think are going to be some of the waiver traded players? I’m hoping Frenchy, so we could see Myers, and DeJesus, so we can see Jackson.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! Nice use of your term…. I don’t think anyone big moves through waivers…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey, Thank you, I’m trying to get it to catch on…The thing I like about Razzball is you cover so many things I have been thinking for years. And then makes them entertaining and adds to them. We have a lingo and its fun, I use yawnstipating all the time in real life. Hell I use stipating in other portmanteau’s, like yesterdays frustipating and crapstipating.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          -stipating translates to lots of words… It should be a whole section of he English language like how Spanish has the Yo and Usted form… There should be a -stipating form.

          • Simple Jack says:
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            @Grey, T-shirt idea

            __________stipating.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Love it!

              • Simple Jack says:
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                @Grey, Yes!

  19. Carnac says:
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    A big day for Brett Wallace… 3 for 4 with 2 HR.

    His batting line says hot, his smugshot says not.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hilarious… His smugshot’s pretty goofy…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, What do you think about Wallace? I’m needing a 1B with Pena manning it now.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d grab him.

  20. kratos says:
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    10 team roto drop espinosa for rutledge?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go for it…

  21. later tater says:
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    hey grey, stream o nator rules!

    anibal q’s:

    what’s his line rest of season? would you drop him for matt harvey? would you drop him for a middle relief p with good era/whip/ks, someone like phelps, grilli, robbie ross, etc. i desperately need era/whip help and wondering if sacrificing 1-2 points in wins will get me 3-4 back in era/whip

    in the same thought, also thinking if sacrificing 1 point in saves (from 12 to 11 – no on else closer) would get me more in era/whip; if so, who has to go: soriano, janssen, casilla, holland?

    thanks for the help

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      SON was Rudy’s doing… I’d lose him for Harvey if his Indians start goes poorly…. I’d lose Casilla…

  22. Alcesto says:
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    Yo Grey, follow up question: If I’m the guy getting Uggla in a trade (curently have kelly johnson at 2B), can you rank the following with regard to how good of a deal I’m getting:

    Uggla for Vogelsong

    Uggla for Sherzer

    Uggla for Capuano (+ an OF, maybe Lorenzo Cain, Ichiro, Krispie)

    Uggla for Anibal (+ an OF, maybe Lorenzo Cain, Ichiro, Krispie)

    Or maybe you think I should try to package more to get Cano, Hanley or Kemp (the guy I’m looking to trade with has all of those guys and I suspect I can get one of them for Gio, Vogelsong and maybe one of those crummy OF bats)?

    I’m trying to deal starting pitching for offense, and I can use help in all the offensive categories, especially runs.

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anibal for Uggla… Or Gio for Kemp…

  23. Alcesto says:
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    Yo Grey, follow up question: If I’m the guy getting Uggla in a trade (curently have kelly johnson at 2B), can you rank the following with regard to how good of a deal I’m getting:

    Uggla for Vogelsong

    Uggla for Sherzer

    Uggla for Capuano (+ an OF, maybe Lorenzo Cain, Ichiro, Krispie)

    Uggla for Anibal (+ an OF, maybe Lorenzo Cain, Ichiro, Krispie)

    Or maybe you think I should try to package more to get Cano, Hanley or Kemp (the guy I’m looking to trade with has all of those guys and I suspect I can get one of them for Gio, Vogelsong and maybe one of those crummy OF bats)?

    I’m trying to deal starting pitching for offense, and I can use help in all the offensive categories, especially runs.

    Thanks.

  24. B.o.B says:
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    Any speculation of Bailey’s role when he returns? Will he take back the closer role? Is he worth the stash?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t think he takes back the closer role unless Aceves falters…

  25. Lis Franc says:
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    Lavarnway called up to Fenway – worth considering in a 12 team roto or back on the bus within 14 days?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not worth considering right now…

  26. Wake Up says:
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    Still like Cuddyer over Rickie Weeks @ 2B?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I do

  27. Simple Jack says:
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    I try trading Castro, and now he is on a streak, I should try trading Elvis so I can get him out of my houndog house.