Chase Utley was placed on the 15-day DL with a sprained thumb and he might need surgery.  This injury opens up a big gaping hole in his owners’ hearts that can only be filled with junk food and hardcore drugs.  Utley may not have been playing his weight in pomade, but at least you had him out there.  At night when you crawled into your Michelob-scented bedsheets, your head hit the pillow knowing that if nothing else Utley was healthy.  Looks like you’re going to have to dust off the “Sounds of the Ocean” CD you used to help you sleep when your wife left you.  Phillies will turn to Wilson Valdez, Juan Catastrophe and Brian Bocock, whose surname is bad enough without me altering it.   Hopefully your options are better.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Placido Polanco – Crapolanco also heads off to the DL.  Too bad because he was leading David Wright in All-Star votes for 3rd base.  Hold on, whaaaaa???  Oh.  Wait, what?  If his vote tally goes up while he’s on the DL, I’m gonna suggest players can’t vote for themselves.

Chris Carpenter – As reported here before I ever read it elsewhere then re-reporting it after I did read it elsewhere, Carp could miss his next start because of the comebacker he took off his forearm.

Albert Pujols – 3-for-4, 5 RBIs and 2 homers.  ESPN dedicated three minutes to Pujols yesterday with only two mentions of Strasburg.

Felipe Lopez – 4-for-5 with a steal and 6 for his last 9.  Worth taking a look at if you lost Pedroia or Utley.

David Freese – Is on ice for 15 days with a sprained right ankle.  Or as doctors call it, “a rankle.”

Dexter Fowler – As Hawpe nurses his ribs back to succulency, the Rockies called up a Razzball favorite, Dexter Fowler.  Fowler still doesn’t have an everyday job in the outfield.  Can the Rockies please ship off Hawpe and Spilborghs?  Fowler has great speed and good on base skills.  If he gets starts, I’ll be more excited.  I still grabbed him in all but one league where I was beat to the punch by Behrens.  Behrens!

Joel Zumaya – Will miss the rest of the season with a displaced fracture of his… It hurts just to type it.  It’s not good.  Let’s move on.

Alfonso Soriano – 2-for-4, 2 homers.  Looked like his Mummy knees were starting to unravel in June (4 homers, .229 this month), but last night was a nice sign of life.  (Of course I was sonavabenched by him last night, but that’s my ulcer.)

Ryan Doumit – 2-for-3 with his 7th homer.  Been Doumit out power since June 5th, but he’s the type to hit them in bunches like a horny monkey.

John Lackey – 7 IP, 1 ER, 10 baserunners, 3 Ks.  That’s cool, I dropped him in a league yesterday.  I’m done with this schmohawk.  You can’t start him at home, in away games he’s taking on the Yanks, Rays and 1927 Blue Jays.  It’s over for Lackey and I.  I should’ve never drafted him to begin with.  Have a nice life, don’t write!

Bill Hall – 1-for-3 and a homer as he filled in for Pedroia.  Hopefully Hall’s brother doesn’t follow the lead of Dustin’s brother, Pedo Pedroia.

Adrian Beltre – 4-for-4 as he hits .349 on the year.  That translates to .270 at Safeco and .220 in a non-contract year.

Carl Crawford – 4-for-5 and a steal as he pulled back on the road after his shoulder issue.

B.J. Upton – Sat out, but the dork in the Buddy Holly glasses said it wasn’t because of his argument with Longoria.  Longoria said, “Yes, it was.”

Roger Bernadina – 1-for-4 with a steal.  Has now hit in nine of his last ten games, though he only has one multi-hit game in there.  He’s making a case for the leadoff spot and has shown some power and speed with 5 homers and 7 steals in 162 ABs while batting near .300.  It’s not spectacular, but in deep leagues it’s worth the flyer.

Joey Votto – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 17th homer.  I <3 Votto.

Mike Leake – 6 IP, 6 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks as the Leake floods your ERA basement.  You guys had a good run.  Get his address and you can write to him when he’s on someone else’s team.

Gavin Floyd – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 2 Ks. Has now strung together 5 solid starts.

J.J. Putz – Got the save as Jenks continues to be away from the team.  Jenks will return within the next day or so, but this does tell us a bit about what Ozzie is thinking regarding Thornton and Putz.  Worth noting in case Jenks is traded.

Russell Branyan – 1-for-4 as he hit 3rd.  Really?  He’s your three hole hitter?  This is like when you and your lady breakup because you’re a damn fool and thought the new girl would be so much better and let you play your video games and cook for you and laugh at your corny jokes.  Branyan is the new girl, he is not better than the old girl.

Nick Swisher – 2-for-4 with 2 homers.  I almost sat him vs. The Adverb.  Sonavabenching averted.

Phil Hughes – 5 2/3 IP, 6 ER, 12 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Looks like the Hughes Rules in regards to skipping his rotation turn is working as well as the Joba Rules.

Matt LaPorta – Back from the minors only a few games and already homered.  It’s a nice sign.  Those of you hurting for a decent corner infidel will want to keep an eye on LaPorta.  We might have a live one, ya’ll.

Kevin Kouzmanoff – 0 for his last 12.  Yeah, his worth-owning streak might have officially come to a close.

Prince Fielder – He got a little “How’s your father?” in yesterday’s 2nd half hitter post and hit 2 homers yesterday.  And only one of them was a solo shot!

Wilson Betemit – 2-for-4 and is hitting .480 over his 25 ABs this year.  Not getting consistent playing time, but the peasant Royals may want to reconsider that.

Denard Span – 4-for-4, 3 Triples, 2 Runs and 5 RBIs.  Look at Denard Dawg getting it done.  Probably will have a career year for steals in 2010 with the way he’s cut down his caught stealings.

Pat Burrell – 2-for-3 with his 5th homer as he bats .344 so far with the Giants.  Maybe it’s good he’s in San Fran so he can focus on baseball and not girls.  No, not in that way.  He was going through a messy divorce in Tampa and said he was having a hard time focusing.  In San Fran, he can focus on nothing but bats and balls.  No, still not like that.

Clint Barmes – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 6th homer.  Here’s another MI that you can look at if you just lost Utley.  Barmes can give you a couple of ropers while only hurting you in average.

Huston Street – Recorded his first save of the year.  Member when you drafted him and you thought he’d be healthy by mid-April?  Good times!

Manny Ramirez – Left the game with an injured hamstring.  Better get Vladimir Shpunt on the horn!

Matt Kemp – 2-for-4.  Until Manny was hurt, Kemp was out of the starting lineup for the third straight day.  In related Rihanna news, Chris Brown has a new single.

Mike Napoli – Hit his team-leading 14th homer yesterday as the Angels keep trying to shop him for some power.  Can’t make this stuff up.

Leo Nunez – 1 IP, 2 ER as he recorded the newly-coined glossary term, sphinctory.

Brad Lidge – 1 IP, 3 ER.  Lidge now has 5 saves, 2 blown saves and a 5.25 ERA.  Good that he has the closer mentality, because without that intangible he’d be out of a job.

Wilson Valdez – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs as he hit a homer filling in for Utley.  After the game, he met with a youngster named, Wilson Beepee, to assure him his name won’t always elicit jeers.

  1. Simply Fred

    simply fred says:

    Give Lidge some well-deserved sphinctory love.

  2. Griffey24 says:

    Hey Grey I have McCutchen and Span and I am looking to trade one. Who do think you will be better the rest of the way? If they are close I would like to trade Cutch since he has more name value in my league? What are your thoughts?


  3. Byrd says:

    I honestly don’t know what to say about Lidge anymore. You really don’t know what to expect to be honest. Votto has been sweet, no doubt.

    Would anyone here, give up Michael Young to get A-Rod, in a straight up trade? Considering A-Rod so called health issues. Also, can Young keep it going in the 2nd half?

  4. Eric says:

    wow just so much comedic gold in today’s right up:

    “Russell Branyan – 1-for-4 as he hit 3rd. Really? He’s your three hole hitter? This is like when you and your lady breakup because you’re a damn fool and thought the new girl would be so much better and let you play your video games and cook for you and laugh at your corny jokes. Branyan is the new girl, he is not better than the old girl.

    Pat Burrell – 2-for-3 with his 5th homer as he bats .344 so far with the Giants. Maybe it’s good he’s in San Fran so he can focus on baseball and not girls. No, not in that way. He was going through a messy divorce in Tampa and said he was having a hard time focusing. In San Fran, he can focus on nothing but bats and balls. No, still not like that.”

    thx again for the laughs. It’s the one thing I look forward to in the day (besides drowning my sorrows with the comfort of the bottle)

  5. Eric says:

    right? write? FAIL.

  6. DrEasy says:

    Lots of break-up stories in today’s post, Grey! Did your girlfriend leave your moustache for someone else’s, or is this a sphinctory hypothesis?

  7. aj says:

    who would you pick up in place of kouz?
    Ibanez, Colvin, barbon, tabata

  8. ViagraFalls says:

    Is dLR worth holding onto on the DL? We only are allowed the use of two DL spots at any given time in my 8-team H2H league, and the injuries are piling up so much for me that I am thinking of taking hostages. If I were to let him go, I could use his DL spot for one of the other injured guys that is killing me and my chances at not ending up last. But I don’t want to drop a guy that could come back dealing.

    Among my injuries: Tulo (who is using the other DL spot), V-Mart and Heyward. V-Mart is left without a haven in the DL, something dLR is taking, and I obviously need a replacement catcher for a while. Heyward can ride the bench for a while until he proves to me that, after some time to heal, he either has it back or is spent for the season. Not dropping any of them, and no one trades in this league as everyone else is loaded.

    These are all massive blows to my team and set me back into non contention as far as I see. I have to hope that Cano, Holliday, Grandy, Hunter, Hart, Pena, McGehee and my pitchers can carry it for a while…but they have been rotating slumps to one another. So, is dLR worth keeping (and preventing another team for picking him up for nothing), or should I drop him from the DL and add V-Mart so I can pick up a pitcher?

    I can try and propose a trade, but I seriously doubt that’s happening.

  9. big o says:

    hard to believe that anyone would pick up heyward , if you were to cut ties with him

  10. and1mcgee says:

    the Angels are stupid. Napoli has been solid @ 1B and hits for power. I’m surprised they let Branyan go back to Seattle. They could have gotten him just for Grich shaving his ‘stache.

  11. barker says:

    to grey and anyone else

    20 team h to h trade 5 of 2 util CI MI

    i give adrian gonzalez i get pierre lincecum

    current OF holliday pence francouer hawpe matsui burrell
    current 1b a gon berkman ike davis dl n johnson teahen
    current SP lee peavy verlander livan cecil chacin DL volquez webb

    would drop feliciano or heilman to make it happen

    he offered it to me he has no one else beside lincecum and nelson cruz on his roster that i want but i do kinda need stls

    is there any other combo that i could use i would like to do a 2 for 3 deal
    can i afford to give up agon??

  12. One Eyed Puckett says:

    If Utley goes under the knife, is he lost for the season?

  13. bodymore says:

    Is Corpas still worth hanging onto or is his time over? I like how I pick up a guy like Kouz just to enjoy watching him cool off on my roster. Time to take the LaPorta for a spin.

  14. Child Please says:

    10-team roto 5×5, 180 games start limit (I am at 73)

    Would you start Garza @BOS??

  15. Professor Chaos says:

    Hey, at least Lidge doesn’t let the first guy he faces get a hit, making him incredibly safe…errrr nice work AJ Mass!

  16. ThePoonTycoon says:

    @Griffey24: trade dread pirate. span is in a much better lineup and the AL (so no pitcher hitting 9th in front of him) so more Rs and RBIs.

  17. Kevin says:

    Who do you think will have the better 2nd half – Ryan Ludwick or Garrett Jones?

  18. pubscout says:

    Grey-I hadn’t heard about the possibility of surgery for Utley. How long would he be out in that case?

  19. ThePoonTycoon says:

    @Byrd: i would give up michael young 100 times for aroid. michael young is a ~20 HR, ~90 RBI, ~.310 type guy. that’s his ceiling. aroid’s floor with injuries and health issues and all is higher than that.

  20. ThePoonTycoon says:

    @Child Please: i don’t feel like looking it up, but i’m pretty sure last year garza was better against the sox and yanks than he was against the rest of the league. not the safest start, but you still have 107 starts to go in just over 3 months, and you knew drafting garza you’d have plenty of boston and nyy matchups.

  21. JT says:

    Drop Lackey Squared (i.e., Lackey the lackey) (patent pending) or Leake for Cahill and/or Medlen?

  22. Wah says:

    Marlon Byrd just hit the W.W. in my league… should I drop Angel Pagan for him?

  23. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:

    I like sphinctory. I was recently thinking of suggesting “BS Win” for the same situation… obviously with “BS” serving double-duty for “blown save” and what it really stands for.

  24. happygostabby says:

    Trade Quentin for BJ Upton? I could really use the steals and the awful averages seem like a wash, but I know Quentin is usually better in the 2nd half. Still make the deal?

  25. ThePoonTycoon says:

    @happygostabby: i would do that. especially if you need SBs. plus you have the whole injury thing on your side. and there is always the chance that bj remembers how to hit .270 and becomes a top 20 player. ::crosses fingers and toes, closes eyes and prays::

  26. William says:

    @Grey – How shocked were you when you saw Curtis Granderson had 2 hits versus Cliff Lee? Personally, I checked my calendar to make sure Christmas hadn’t come early and that the Tooth Fairy was just my dad all along…

  27. ScoutAbout says:

    @Grey: Hmm…for the rest of the year would you rather have Felipe Lopez or Sean Rodriguez at MI (or I guess Wiggy)? There is some talk of the Phillies going after someone like Wiggy–does that change his value?

  28. Mark Geoffriau says:

    @Grey “Better get Vladimir Shpunt on the horn!” Thank you, so much, for introducing Tim McCarver’s voice into my head this morning. McCarver spent some 20 minutes ranting and giggling about ol’ Vladdy during FOX Saturday baseball a couple weeks ago.

    @William: I had Granderson out of my lineup (figuring he wouldn’t even start), then saw he was starting, then noticed at the last minute that Stubbs was sitting so I swapped Grandy in on a whim. Go figure.

    We need a name for this situation: one of your more important players is injured, and suddenly you start getting trade offers for crap guys at that position.

    For example, I just lost Victor Martinez. This morning in my email, I get this offer: Alfonso Soriano and Miguel Olivo for Ricky Nolasco and Justin Smoak.

    Now, that’s not a terrible offer (I’ve seen worse), but it still reeks of “Oh, he just lost V-Mart! He’s on tilt! He’ll take any offer that’s got a C in it, I gotta send him one right now!”

  29. Didn’t realize that about Pat T Bat’s divorce. His picking it up in SF has been a pleasant surprise. Figured he was washed up.

    With Polanco hurt, Houston’s going to start a vote for Blanco Polanco promotion to get his All-Star Votes. Crap’s really ahead of Wright? Damn I feel guilty for not voting now, gotta go stuff the box for my man.

    What’s up with Ped Pedroia? Is that true, he’s a pedarest like The Jesus?

    Sphinctory! haha!

  30. @Grey: FeLo or EverCab? Damn FeLo decides to start hitting as soon as I dump him. I think he just cleared waivers.

    I really don’t want to be that guy who picks up and drops the same player every week, but that’s my steez with FeLo for the past few years.

    Another guy in my league got S-Rod on waivers. I think he’s had and dropped him 6 times already – usually missing when he hits

  31. Denys says:

    “…but he’s the type to hit them in bunches like a horny monkey.”

    I LOL’d.

  32. John Butte says:

    Grey, lead us to sphinctory! Huge!

  33. Howie Met Your Mother says:

    @Grey + anyone with an opinion.

    I need a SS with Tulo on the DL. I offered Byrd + Jaime Garcia for Jeter. Does that get it done or am I not offering him enough. He needs basically all hitting stats. The rest of my OF/UTIL are: Braun, Bay, Boesch, Nelson Cruz and I my one bench spot is Jay Bruce. Any suggestions?

  34. sean says:

    @Grey: It’s a bit of a moot point with Jenks back tomorrow, but I think Ozzie (well, I mean, about as well as anyone can decipher Ozzie) was playing the matchups when Putz closed. He used Thornton in a one-run game with two runners on, two outs, and a lefty coming up. From a real baseball perspective, sometimes the save situation isn’t always in the 9th…

  35. yanks4life says:

    Drop Kennedy or Vasquez for Floyd?

  36. sean says:

    @Howie Met Your Mother: Not that it’s not a fair offer from your standpoint, but if I owned Jeter I would be offended by the offer. How am I getting better by taking Marlon Byrd and a rookie pitcher with a ton of correction fluid left in his arm?

  37. Eddie says:

    @Grey: I’m leaning towards sitting Dice-BB against Tampa. Good idea/Bad idea? And remember Animaniacs?!

  38. adam says:

    My staff is real solid (carpenter, wainwright, kershaw, king felix, danks, cahill, niese, edwin jackson, volquez on my DL), and my RP are papelbon and axford. I’m worried about axford losing his role and was thinking of picking up perez like you said… is it worth it to drop one of those SP? if so, who would you drop, cahill, niese, or edwin?

  39. @XnadyMen: Bad ass. Woke up with back spasms like Brian Roberts. That video made my morning. Thanks bro. Downloading album now…

  40. JT says:


    That’s a cool album, but I wouldn’t have it #1. This isn’t to argue about something as subjective as album rankings so much as to highlight some of the very cool stuff out there this year:

    Ariel Pink’s Wild Graffiti — Before Today
    Wild Nothing — Gemini
    A-Trak — Dirty South Dance 2
    Beach House — Teen Dream
    Madlib — Beat Konducta in Aftrica
    Broken Social Scene — Forgiveness Rock Record
    Caribou — Swim
    Panthu du Prince — Black Noise
    Vampire Weekend — Contra
    Jay Electronica — whateverhismixtapewascalled

  41. ThePoonTycoon says:

    @Howie Met Your Mother: i agree with sean, you are gonna need to hope he believes in boesch or think about dealing bruce/cruz. i would probably try to trade him bay first, but i can’t imagine a scenario where i’d accept bay onto my team. i just don’t believe in him at all this year. but maybe the jeter owner does if you through him bay + ??.

  42. RGP says:

    Second Half Starters…

    7 wins 4.0 ERA 1.3 Whip

    Achievalbe for:


    Would you touch any of these guys in an Al Only League where wins are tight?

  43. JT says:


    Wouldn’t you at least want to kick the tires on Harden? Whenever someone opens that horribly but goes on the DL, as much as it could be digraceful listing, it could actually be legitimate. For an Aramis or, here, a Harden, the upside outweighs the risk that it’s just Grey’s pun.

  44. ThePoonTycoon says:

    @RGP: harden and masterson easily have the most pure talent of those 4, so that’s where i’d probably lean. plus they aren’t in the AL east like guthrie. plus if you need Ws harden does play for a team with a lot of offense.

  45. sean says:

    @RGP: I think both Guthrie and Masterson are ownable in most AL-only leagues. I’d avoid Harden in the Texas heat and Talbot’s chance of replicating his hot streak is slim to none.

  46. Donnie Baseball says:

    You know the Napoli thing is starting to piss me off.

    The guy should be getting credit as the team’s MVP. Made a nice transition for the team to 1st. Never once complained, even when they weren’t playing him earlier for Mathis.

    F&ck Scoscia.

  47. XnadyMen says:

    @Wah: I think I would go with Byrd…Playing time is not guaranteed for Pagan when(if) Beltran is back healthy, and I like those summers for hitters in Wrigley. Byrd seems to be putting it together.

  48. Howie Met Your Mother says:


    I’d be estatic to get rid of Bay. I only have him because I was offered him for Peavy. Obviously this isn’t a league full of geniuses. I thought I’d offer up the guy with the better stats in Byrd, but maybe he’d rather have the guy with the name value instead. I’d probably give any of those guys outside of Braun for Jeter.

  49. It's In The Other Bag says:

    I can’t believe the guys I’ve picked up on waivers and dropped this year.

    Byrd, Napoli, Hart, Cueto…

  50. Kazmere says:

    You guys starting Filthy vs Dodgers? 0-4 in 8 career starts, 5.95ERA. But he tends to do better at home.

  51. @It’s In The Other Bag: I feel you. I drafted and dropped Latos, Floyd and Q. Action Jackson took it personally when I dropped him. Now he’s raking again – and stealing… Montero on another 2 C team.

  52. Frank Rizzo says:

    Need to check in for my daily eff you to Utley for screwing me with his stupid base running. “World effing champions”…..what a douche.

  53. XnadyMen says:

    @3FingersBrown: Hope the Back gets better, Enjoy Brothers, it is tremendous.

  54. Scott says:


    You’d give up Krispie to get Cueto, correct?


  55. Slam says:

    I have utley on two teams. Ian Stewart had been dropped in one league so I grabbed him, in my other league I picked up Carlos guillien. Do you like him over lopez or barmes or would you switch it up for one of them?

  56. @XnadyMen: Thanks man. They rawk.

    In 15 team, I have two Castros (Starlin, Jason). I went out and got Bush to lift the embargo today against the ‘Stros.

  57. ThePoonTycoon says:

    @Donnie Baseball: napoli is well appreciated on all 3 of my fantasy teams. that’s for damn sure. waited until 9 or 10 Cs were off the board (12 team leagues, 1 C) and took him, then spent $2 on him in an auction. then stood by him in april (admittedly tried to make a C change a few times and kept losing out to a higher waiver priority).

  58. Suck My Wieters says:


    Is Brad Hawpe droppable now for the right player? I still have this feeling like hes one of the undroppable players.

  59. Martin says:

    @grey- felipe lopez or barlett?

  60. Howie Met Your Mother says:

    Swisher dropped in my 12 team 5×5 roto. Would someone drop Bruce, Bay, Byrd or Boesch for him?

  61. Fletch says:

    @Grey – Will Panda turn it around for the 2nd half and will Haren be dealt?

  62. Grey

    Grey says:

    @simply fred: Ha

    @Griffey24: Agree with Poon

    @Eric: Thanks!

    @DrEasy: They’re all evil! Unless you’re one. Hey!

    @aj: Colvin

    @ViagraFalls: What O said.

    @and1mcgee: Ha!

    @barker: No, you can’t afford to give up A-Gon and don’t need Lincecum.

    @One Eyed Puckett: Prolly

    @bodymore: Lose Corpas, sure LaPorta.

    @Child Please: I agree with Poon about starting him, but I still wouldn’t if that makes sense. I am starting him in a 12 team league though.

    @Professor Chaos: Ha

    @Kevin: Jones

    @pubscout: At least 6 weeks.

    @JT: Lose them both for both.

    @Wah: Eh

    @Awesomus Maximus: Yeah, that’s not bad. Maybe Sphinctory makes it harder to understand so it gives an a-ha moment.

    @happygostabby: What Poon said.

    @William: Hehe

    @ScoutAbout: Definitely if the Phils got Wiggy. Felipe has an every day job.

    @Mark Geoffriau: Ha! Sorry.

    @3FingersBrown: Yeah, his brother is.

    @3FingersBrown: Lopez

    @Denys: Thanks!

    @John Butte: Thanks!

    @Howie Met Your Mother: Try the Garcia trade, you’ll probably have to give him Bay or Cruz though.

    @sean: Could be, guess you never know as you said.

    @XnadyMen: Never heard it before, but did like that song. Good stuff.

    @yanks4life: Kennedy…

    @Eddie: I wouldn’t own Dice-BB.

    @adam: Sure, Niese.

    @RGP: In AL-Only leagues, they’re all ownable, no?

    @Donnie Baseball: Seriously

    @Kazmere: I am.

    @Frank Rizzo: Ha

    @Scott: Probably not.

    @Slam: I’d lose Guillen for Lopez.

    @Suck My Wieters: Sure

    @Martin: Bartlett

    @Howie Met Your Mother: And break up the B’s?

    @Fletch: Sure and doubt it, but doesn’t matter for him anyway.

  63. Black Beard says:

    Haren for Gardner and Beltre?

  64. Fletch says:

    @Grey: You seem pretty down on Haren and you’re making me sad I traded Colby Lewis for him. I will go watch Old Yeller now and cry.

  65. timSTi says:

    @Grey: I need to drop one of these SP’s. 10 team 5×5 1300 IP

    Vazquez, Slowey, Nolasco, Lilly, Morrow, Lewis

    I need to drop one.

    My other SP’s are Kershaw, Price, Sanchez

    I’m thinking Slowey or Morrow. I need WHIP & ERA help hugely.

  66. keith says:


    Utley and Tulo down so I have Figgins filling in at 2b, but need a SS

    Choices are (ugh):

    Renteria, F.Lopez, Peralta, Escobar, Desmond, Brignac

    Um, help?

  67. ThePoonTycoon says:

    @timSTi: slowey and it’s really not that close

  68. Wilsonian says:

    @Grey; @Poon: 8 Team H2H Keepah…

    As you both are aware, I’m sure, I’ve been on a mission, not only trying to find Mr. Warren G, but also a first baseman. This is my roster, yet again:

    C.Santana, Glaus, Weeks, Wright, Longoria, Andrus, Kemp, Cruz, CarGo, Rasmus, Krispie, BJ, V-Mart-DL, Utley-DL

    Ubaldo, Doc, JJ, Weaver, Verlander, Lewis, Floyd, Aardsma, Capps, K-Rod, Axford

    Just had this deal offered to me:

    I get Pujols/Uggla and I give Wright/Ubaldo

    He also said he would interchange any of Ubaldo/JJ/Doc and would give Votto instead of Pujols if I liked.

    I don’t really like this deal. To me, Wright and Pujols are interchangeable at this point, so that looks like Ubaldo or JJ or Doc for Uggla to me. What do you think?

  69. timSTi says:

    @ThePoonTycoon: Thanks amigo. Just needed the 2nd opinion reassurance. I had high hopes for Slowey, as did most of us, so it’s hard parting ways. I just received Price in a trade so I needed to give someone the bump.

  70. Howie Met Your Mother says:


    Braun completes my 5 “Killer B’s” OF/UTIL spots! AVG and RBI’s are my weakest hitting categories at this point. (7th place in both). With that in mind (and alliteration aside) would you drop Bay/Boesch/Bruce/Byrd for Swish?

  71. Bob says:

    Looking at the following replacements for Utley:

    McGehee (currently sharing my 3B slot with Cuddyer…ugh)
    Sean Rodriguez

    Don’t really need average or SBs. Power is my biggest need. Preference?

  72. ThePoonTycoon says:

    @Wilsonian: yeah wright + a small piece should be enough for pooholes. uggla really doesn’t have a spot on your team so he’s pretty worthless in the deal for you. i don’t think pooholes is worth wright + top 5 SP.

    he’s only really wanting a 3B right? i’d say wright + lewis/floyd for pooholes and leave it at that. in an 8 team league you can piece enough of glaus/laroche/d lee/etc type guys together to get enough production from 1B imo.

  73. timSTi says:

    What is everyones thoughts on Carlos Pena? He’s sitting on a guys bench in my keeper league. The guy is rebuilding and isn’t planning on keeping Pena. He a worthwhile buy low target? His average has to come up 30+ points doesn’t it?

  74. Terrence Mann says:

    In my weekly H2H I’ve started Ubaldo, Hughes, and Leake so far this week.

    My ERA is sitting at 7.78 and I’m counting on Garza to bring it down today and get me a win.

    I feel like a degenerate Vegas gambler that puts all his money on the US soccer team. I know there is “a chance”, but in the end I’ll most likely be broke and drunk.

  75. LordMetz says:


    Just traded Glaus for Uggla. Thoughts?

  76. Tom says:

    Grey i need your suggestion on a trade

    Juan Uribe For Nolasco

    at 2nd i have ian stewart and brian roberts – thoughts?

  77. alvaro says:

    I was offered Prado and Votto for Lincecum about a month agoa and turned it down now Im thinking maybe I should take it. What do you think?

    I have figgins at second Dunn at first (I would move him to the OF)

    The Problem Might be my Pitching Staff sans Lincy, We start 5 pitchers, is a weekly 12 team points league.

    My Pitchers: Ted Lilly, Javy VACEquez, Ervin Santana, Chad Blillingsley, Strasburg, Edinson, Masterson, Wandy and Leake

    So far Ive just been playing Lincecum, (and lately Strasburg), the 2 start pitchers (unless is someone pitching awful like Leake this week) and the best matchups.

    Is the deal worth it?

    I could also turn it in to a mega LINCY + STRAS + MARKAKIS FOR PRADON VOTTO HANSON GAVIN FLOYD

  78. timSTi says:

    @Grey: In a 10 team 7 keeper roto, what do you think about trading my 5th pick (12th round when you include keepers) for Pena?

  79. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Tom: I’d take Nolasco.

    @alvaro: Trade doesn’t work for you.

  80. john says:


    What do you think..Rasmus vs the newby Enright or Quentin @ Greinke?

  81. Howie Met Your Mother says:

    @ThePoonTycoon: @Grey:

    Thanks guys, I was thinking the same thing. My last thought: is it a big enough upgrade to lose my #1 waiver wire priority? I’ve been holding onto it since drafting 12th in this league. I’m thinking I’d make the switch only if he clears waivers tomorrow morning. Thoughts?

  82. Wilsonian says:

    @ThePoonTycoon: Hell, the way the numbers are, at present at least, Wright and Pujols are basically the same player.

    Wright: 43/87/14/61/13/.310

    Pujols: 44/87/18/57/7/.312

    I would think a 1 for 1 should do it. But even still, I’m not sure that’s worth it. Wright is younger and pretty much the hottest hitter in baseball (save for Hamilton). So, looking at what you said, and agreeing with you, I have Glaus, and LaRoche, Lee, Berkman are available, so I really don’t see how Wright for Pooholes makes me any better.

  83. @Grey: Jeez. The Yankee fans are going to have a field day with Pedroia next time he’s in the Bronx. He’s lucky he doesn’t play right field, the bleacher creatures would eat him alive.

  84. chrisbenson says:

    grey…would you trade delmon young or pagan for olivo? or just pickup doumit off the wire?

    also, if you had to pick the best two out of this group who would you pick for the rest of season?

    arroyo, joe blah, leblanc, bum-g, cecil


  85. NukeLaDouche says:

    Start the Wandwagon against the Brewcrew tonight?

  86. bodymore says:

    @Grey: Drop Corpas for Simon, Hoffman, Putz, or Bard?

  87. Grey

    Grey says:

    @NukeLaDouche: Eh, that’s a tough lineup. I could see it, but depends on team and league factors.

    @bodymore: Simon

  88. Howie Met Your Mother says:


    I see you like Simon over Corpas and Bard, but do you like Simon over Axford or Rodney?

  89. aconstipatedmonkey says:

    As a Soto owner, i’m just finding it hilarious that ol’ Sweet Lou keeps starting Koyie Hill over him. It’s like Ian Stewart vs. Garrett Atkins last year, where everyone in the Universe but the manager can see the writing on the wall. I’m not even mad, I just find senility adorable.

  90. penpen says:

    Had a nightmare last night involving serial killers or something but at some point in the dream I somehow also managed to check my fantasy roster and Nelson Cruz was back on the DL with hammy issues. Nice topical diversity by my subconscious there.

  91. cruisinkc says:

    Buchholz or Strasburg for the rest of the season? And is it close?

  92. Span or Bruce in a keeper league with OPS and Hits as additional categories to 5 x 5. I need the speed, but Bruce’s potential seems insane to give up in a keeper. Thoughts?

  93. Anonymous says:

    Best replacement for Freese: Bautista, Kouz or Wiggy?d

  94. MattW says:

    @Grey: @PoonTycoon: What do you guys think about Jar-Jar’s return?

  95. Terrence Mann says:

    Grey, what’s your take on how the Diamondbacks closer role shakes out? The way I see it, Gutierrez gets another shot pretty soon and as soon as he blows a save or two, Demel gets a good look after the All Star break.

    There’s gotta four guys in the mix, right? Qualls, Gutierrez, Heilman, and Demel. Ancient Sesame Street proverb: One of these things is not like the others.

    Three of them have proven to suck balls.

  96. Grey

    Grey says:

    @MattW: I wasn’t a huge fan before the injury.

    @Terrence Mann: If it was up to me Demel would already be the closer, but they probably will circle through Qualls again one more time before Demel gets a shot. They’re also a last place team.

  97. Wilsonian says:

    Is Ubaldo/Cruz too much for Fielder/Holliday?

  98. Donnie Baseball says:

    F. Lopez or B. Inge?

    And what do you think about Blalock if he goes to the White Sox?

  99. mc serch says:

    @Grey: Hey Grey…nice work today…i’m trying to follow your pedroia/pederast convo with 3Fingers…was pedroia’s brother convicted of something? Anywho, its just about time to drop Corpas…is the replacement named League, Demel, Putz, Storen or Contreras?

  100. Donnie Baseball says:

    Ha, but I think if he got everyday AB’s he could still hit 25 hrs in a full season. Escpecially in that park.


  101. Ryan says:

    Predicting a big game from Aram today.

  102. Grey

    Grey says:

    @mc serch: Google “Pedroia’s brother” Lose Corpas for League.

    @Donnie Baseball: See you’re thinking about him too much.

  103. Wilsonian says:

    Ok, one last question:

    Is Wright/Ubaldo/Verlander too much Pujols/Cano?

  104. @Grey: Do you thank an offer of Panda + Jaime will be enough to get Tim, Felix or Good Weaver? 6×6 obp+qs keeper league.

    He’s neck deep in pitching but he’s got Kouz/BlancoPolanco playing CI.

  105. Wilsonian says:

    @Grey: thanks, that’s what I thought too, my pitching would be depleted. I was trying to work out a deal of Wright/Ubaldo for Pujols/Cano, which fell through, and he said he wanted more pitching, but that just seemed like WAY too f-ing much.

  106. @Grey: I would think so, but this is the same guy that denied Lilly for Swish. Swish stared him down when he jacked those two last night.

    I’ll give it a shot. Maybe I’ll even give him his choice of Jaime, Hammels or Medlen. Throw Cahill into that lot? I’m hesitant to go that far. He’s been throwing that curve more and is looking like the pitcher that they once saw as on par with Brett Anderson.

  107. danimal35 says:

    Was just offered Tulo for Prince with this note:

    “Tulowitzki is pretty much the best hitting SS in the game. I know he’s hurt right now, but he’ll be back in a few weeks. I can trade him away, since Furcal is playing well for me right now.”

    It was then rescinded and a new offer of Tulo + Branyan for Prince was offered…perfect example of throwing in the turd sandwich that he just picked up yesterday out of the free agent pool…if I wanted him on my team I would already have him…BTW, this was “The Autodrafter”

  108. @Grey: That’s Hammel, singular.

  109. Grey

    Grey says:

    @3FingersBrown: Don’t go for Cahill.

    @danimal35: Nice…. You should reject and say, “If you keep Branyan on your team for a month, let’s revisit this trade in exactly 30 days.”

    @3FingersBrown: Should be plural. That’s how good he is.

  110. ThePoonTycoon says:

    @Wilsonian: ha, in one of my leagues i’ve been investigating shopping ubaldo (i have lilly on my bench so feel pretty solid about fill-in) and i’ve been looking at fielder and holliday as 2 possible targets. i’m trying to get them without giving up ubaldo first though.

  111. I own Utley and am deeply grieved. I traded Wells for Reynolds to improve my corner (thanks for your help). Now that I don’t need Pedro Alvarez I am thinking of trading him for Neil Walker. What do you think?

  112. As a followup, Neil Walker seems better than what’s out there like Freddy Sanchez or Felipe Lopez or Wilson Valdez. That’s my other option.

  113. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Frank Kim: Walker could be headed to the DL any day now. Bleh, just go with Lopez.

  114. @Grey: On the strength!

    Look who’s pitching well today – Slow Hand of course – Benched him last week and again today. Hey it’s only the 6th though, he’s due to implode any second…

  115. Grey

    Grey says:

    @3FingersBrown: Yeah, and he was just hit by a comebacker. His karma’s terrible.

  116. danimal35 says:

    @Grey: if this guy is shopping Tulo…should I try and get him with any of these guys (or combination):

    Carlos Santana

    I kinda want to offer him Beltran in the deal and tell him how great he is when he is healthy and that he’ll be back in a couple weeks…he also just lost Victor and has Paulino at catch so Santana might be appealing to him…any thoughts?

  117. ThePoonTycoon says:

    @danimal35: keeper league? if so quentin down would be worth trading for him. single season league probably ibanez and down (wrists can linger with a guy).

  118. Grey

    Grey says:

    @danimal35: I’d trade one of your lesser OFs or one of the last guys on the list.

  119. @Grey: I see he finished the inning. Guess his day’s over huh? God I hate myself for loving him back in March.

  120. Grey

    Grey says:

    @3FingersBrown: Was hit by the comebacker on the last play of the end of the inning. Not sure if he’s coming back out.

  121. @Grey: ahhh he’s gone… wait for it… Sonavabench!

  122. Lines says:

    Is Simon a better bet right now than Lidge? The Phils will get better, so Lidge might have more value over the balance of the season (emphasis on might). Still, the O’s are winning now, and Simon’s pitching pretty well. So who would you own?

  123. danimal35 says:

    @ThePoonTycoon: do you have any examples of wrist injuries that have lingered (besides Snider) in recent years so I can drop some knowledge on this guy

  124. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:

    @Grey: Yeah, I like “BS Win” because I imagine someone reading the rundown saying, “Someone got a bullshit win? A win is a win is a win… why’s he calling it a bullshit win?” and then realizing, “Ahhhhh… it’s a “blown save” win, which makes it a “bullshit” win. I get it!” Sphinctory works too, though… I like ’em both.

  125. William says:

    @Grey – Rank these schmohawks at 2B (Rest of Season) – Kelly Johnson, Jose Lopez, Mike Aviles, Bill Hall, Orlando Hudson, Gordon Beckham, Alberto Callaspo

  126. Wilsonian says:

    @ThePoonTycoon: I’m thinking Doc instead of Ubaldo would get the job done because I know this guy has said in the past that he doesn’t trust Ubaldo to keep it up. What do you think of this:

    Doc/Cruz for Fielder/Holliday?

    I’ve just got this eerie feeling that those two guys are gonna mash in the 2nd half.

    Also, what do you think of this (in relation to my first trade offer we were talking about):

    Wright/Ubaldo/Utley for Pujols/Cano?

    It looks like a lot on paper, but if Utley has to go under the knife, I think I would be pretty happy with the deal.

  127. ThePoonTycoon says:

    @danimal35: dammit i’m blanking out right now, but quentin has one a few years ago that held him back. it’s not that the guys don’t come back, it’s just that once they are back they are not hitting with near the power as before. their wrists just don’t have the strength and quickness back yet even though it’s “healed”.

    i’m sure someone else could drop a long list of guys with wrist injuries who were slow in returning to form.

  128. Kent Bottenfield says:

    Erick Aybar or Sean Rodriguez?

  129. Wilsonian says:

    @ThePoonTycoon: the injury to Quentin was when he punched his own bat and broke a bone in his wrist/hand – this was at the end of his one big season in 2008 where he had 36 bombs with 100 RBI. That messed him up for a bit. Plus he had that foot/heal issue last season. I’m thinking this combo threw him off course, and maybe now he’s righted the ship, it just took him an exceptionally long time because he didn’t get much quality PT last season with his foot issue.

  130. Todd says:

    I just inquired about trading for beltre in one league……was given the offer of beltre for either Werth or Ethier……someone please remind me that this is a terrible offer….cause I don’t understand it….

  131. Kent Bottenfield says:

    @ThePoonTycoon: I know DeRosa never really recovered from his wrist issues he suffered last July. In fact he’s out the rest of this season needing another surgery on it.

  132. Wasn’t it a wrist injury that sapped Derek Lee’s power for a year or more?

  133. Wilsonian says:

    @Mark Geoffriau: yeah…that was when Furcal ran into his wrist at 1st and he was done for awhile – also shortly after his huge season.

  134. ThePoonTycoon says:

    @Wilsonian: i’d do doc/cruz for fielder/holliday in a heartbeat.

    not sure about the other deal. could be nice for you if utley stays out for awhile, but could go against you if he’s back and OK in 2 weeks. as we said before, assuming wright is almost equal of pujols, then you are basically trading ubaldo + questionable utley for cano. not sure i like that. i’d do the first deal if you can and sit tight and see if weeks keeps it up.

  135. Steve says:

    WTF use is Venable if he doesn’t play everyday? Hurt his back from weightlifting? Clown.

    @Grey: In a bit of a quandary about starting Garza. I know you advised not to, but in my H2H, I’m up 3-1 in Wins, 27-24 in Ks, 2.67-7.94 in ERA and 1.30-1.76 in WHIP. My opponent has Sheets going today and has a day later in the week where he has 5 starters going.

    It’s 14 teams – I’ve just talked myself into it, haven’t I?

  136. danimal35 says:

    @Grey: i offered him Beltran and a long note on wrist injury concerns…he denied immediately with no explanation

  137. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Steve: Yeah, go for it.

    @danimal35: It’s all right, probably for the best.

  138. timSTi says:

    @Grey: 10 team 7 keepers (no time limit)

    Looking to get Andrus. Offering Simon (has SP eligibility in our SP/RP league makes him MUCH more valuable) + a bat for Andrus. Rank these OF in order of who i should pair with Simon for Andrus first:

    Pence, Hart, Bruce, Kemp, Cruz, G.Jones.

    Thanks buddy!

  139. brad says:

    Wand Wagon Rollin’. Would you roll him out for his next start? (at home vs. Pit)

    I’m feeling the wand love.

  140. TonyCino says:

    12 team roto 10×10

    Who would you rather have the rest of the season: Peavy or Hamels

  141. Fletch says:

    @Grey: If I paired Haren up with Tulo what kind of pitcher could I get in return…CC? Weaver?

    The way Furcal is playing I think I will try to move Tulo…maybe wait a few weeks when Tulo is swinging again to move him?

  142. Steve says:

    Never in a million years would I have put money on Juan Guttierez to get Pujols out in a bases-loaded situation.

  143. Mr. Rickey says:

    4X4 NL only keeper league – I have Demel and Storen stashed as closers of the future. I have been offered Bay for Storen and could use some power numbers. Just not sure about Bay producing the rest of the season. Thoughts?

  144. brad says:

    @Mr. Rickey: yes. that’s my thought.

    bay may not be who we hoped he’d be, but he’s still solid. and storen isn’t even a closer yet. and ABtC.

    but mostly yes.

  145. Steve says:

    Be nice if Freddy Sanchez started hitting again. He certainly doesn’t provide anything else.

  146. GrandSlamSingle says:

    @danimal35: Anytime

  147. barker says:

    20 team league

    i give peavy berkman wood i get lincecum and pierre

    he offered me my a-gon for lincecum and pierre

    would put ike davis in MI slot DL n johnson teahen

  148. ThE sHiT says:

    @Grey: Pick 3 SP matchups 4 the rest of the wk plz:
    Gallardo @ STL
    Liriano v TB
    Garcia v MIL
    Bills @ ARI
    Garza @ BOS
    Medlen v FLA


  149. ThE sHiT says:

    @Grey: Thx dude.

  150. brad says:

    uh oh. reyes’ oblique.

  151. Doot Doot says:

    Figgins or furcal for AVG/SB the rest of this season?

  152. Kazmere says:

    B.J. Upton tweaked his right quad on Tuesday night and is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Red Sox.

  153. ViagraFalls says:

    I’ve been seeing the comments about Byrd in this topic and others, and I was wondering if you think he is on the downside for the season after starting well. That could be said for the Cubs as a whole, but that’s an entirely different subject…or maybe not.

    Aside from his solid BA going down, is Byrd a guy worth keeping still or is it time to look at moving/dropping him for another hot bat? Think he heats it up again?

  154. Tom Emanski says:

    @brad: Yep, just heard. Sucks.

  155. barker says:

    was in regards to my plan after the trade if accepted and i meant CI


  156. Steve says:

    @Grey: One report saying he got hit by a pitch. Hope that’s all it is…

  157. ThE sHiT says:

    @Grey: Better 2 trade 4 Cano or Kinsler?

  158. mr baseball says:

    Will Venable

    I notice he been sitting the last two days I think that is because They only start him against Ambidextrous Pitchers

  159. penpen says:

    Zimmerman/Quentin for JJohnson?

  160. mr baseball says:

    Nick Hundley was lifted Wednesday with concussion-like symptoms

    I thought he been playing with concussion-like symptoms the whole year

  161. mr baseball says:

    Abraham Brad Lincoln earned his first major league victory by shutting out the Cubs for seven innings on Wednesday. Mary Todd Lincoln was not at the game she was entered in the all you can eat Nathan’s Hot Dog eating contest in Coney Island

  162. mr baseball says:

    Now I can say it – “Well, here’s another nice mess you’ve gotten me into” Andy Oliver Hardy

  163. mr baseball says:

    Ian Desmond is out of the starting lineup for the second straight day Wednesday. I should have sold high – I mean I should have sold Medium

  164. penpen says:

    fellow Garza owners, we can do this. fingers crossed, breath held.

  165. mr baseball says:

    Kyle Blanks admitted that surgery has been discussed for his ailing right elbow. I drafted him as a sleeper pick and bragged that he was going to be a big time power hitter this year for my team – He and Lind were going to lead me to the promise land

  166. brad says:

    @Grey: yeah they’re saying back. sure looked like he was holding his side to me, but i guess back is better.

  167. barker says:

    12 team 2 catcher league 3 of

    i give doumit or montero or napoli and Jaime garcia or latos i get grandy

    have montero napoli doumit was thinking to get rid of one w/o dropping

    kid has cervelli in one C spot and a deep OF

    my OF aint bad braun ethier abreu damon huff

    is there that big of a difference btwn the three catchers

    been tryin to get rid of garcia since the first month luckily hes still been alright but now i think is high time to move him and latos scares me with the innings limits plus i dropped him in a 20 team league after his 7 run outing and he has been pissing me off since

  168. Grey

    Grey says:

    @penpen: Toes crossed, as well.

    @brad: Yeah, not sure. Did look like he was holding his side. Hopefully it’s not.

    @barker: I’d trade Garcia and one of those catchers for Grandy.

  169. Robert says:

    @Grey- I am being offered Byrd and Polanco for Johan. I have plenty of pitching. Do you think Johan has anything left in the tank for the Mets?

  170. Wilsonian says:

    @Gret: Well I just went balls out and did a deal in my 8 Team H2H Keeper League…sent out Doc/Cruz and picked up Fielder/Holliday. Poon said he would do that deal in a heartbeat, you on the same page? It was tough to see Doc go, but I think it was most likely the right move. However, now I have a glut of bats and need some more starting pitching. This is my current bat shituation:

    Santana, V-Mart-DL, Fielder, Glaus, Weeks, Utley-DL, Wright, Longoria, Rasmus, CarGo, Holliday, Kemp, Krispie, BJ

    I don’t know what’s on the block, but I would like to acquire Romero or Latos to fill the void. Who would you use to target either one of those guys?

    If nothing comes through with that, who would you pick up out of these arms:

    Shields, Jar-Jar, DLR, Queto, Ervin, Kennedy, Cahill, Medlen, Volquez?

    And who would you drop for one of those arms?

    Thanks, and sorry for the long arse question…

  171. Wilsonian says:

    @Wilsonian: add Lilly to the list of available arms, oh, and that would be Cueto…I’m a genius…

  172. Doot Doot says:

    think offering stewart for figgins will get it done? Also could offer K.Johnson,A.Soriano and Hart.

  173. Big Nate says:

    Need steals….Do I trade Adam Jones for Michael Bourn or am I selling myself short on Jones’ newfound fantasy goodness?

  174. mc serch says:

    @JT: thanks JT….love the vampire weekend album, recently bought Phoenix and the XX too, both excellent albums though they may have been released on 2009….been meaning to check beach house and some others on your list

  175. mc serch says:

    @Grey: thanks!

  176. Kazmere says:

    According to the New York Daily News’ Andy Martino, shortstop Jose Reyes (back) tried to talk his way into Wednesday’s lineup.

    Sounds like a good sign. ??

  177. mc serch says:

    @ThePoonTycoon: I’ve been thinking about shopping Ubaldo for someone like Holliday too, but then I find myself thinking that it could be like trading Guidry half-way through 1978

  178. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Robert: I’d want Johan. Do better for Johan.

    @Wilsonian: Looks good. Latos… Lilly.

    @Doot Doot: Can try, doubt it. Might need to offer Soriano.

    @Big Nate: No, that’s fine if you need steals.

    @mc serch: No problem.

    @Kazmere: Yeah, that does sound good.

  179. Donnie Baseball says:

    Please rank these young pitchers: Pineda, Wood, Enright.

  180. Buddo Chezuski says:

    PACMAN is on fire…loving it

  181. Wilsonian says:

    @Grey: Who do you think would be a fair offer for Latos or Romero?

    Also, who would you drop for Lilly?

    Thanks again, dood!

  182. Wilsonian says:

    @Grey: nah…did a 2 for 2 deal, and lost an SP in it, so I’m looking for a replacement arm. I would have to drop someone for Lilly. I would first try to make a deal for Latos or Romero (I inquired about Romero and the guy said he was considering BJ for him, which I would do in a heartbeat). Here are my bats again, so you don’t have to keep looking:

    Santana, V-Mart-DL, Fielder, Glaus, Weeks, Utley-DL, Wright, Longoria, Rasmus, CarGo, Holliday, Kemp, Krispie, BJ

  183. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Wilsonian: Is it 3 OFs? An MI, CI? Do you have any of these guys on the bench? If so, drop that guy.

  184. Wilsonian says:

    @Grey: 3 OFs and 2 UTIL. Basically I would be playing Kemp, CarGo, Rasmus, Holliday, Longoria, and then Krispie swapping in. I’m leaning towards Glaus, especially if BJ gets shipped off for Romero.

  185. Fletch says:

    @Grey: The King is dealin’ tonight…

  186. herschel says:

    @Grey: taking your advice and trying to deal for andrus as a tulo replacement. considering offering volquez, pena and tejada for nolasco, loney and andrus. thoughts?

  187. Chris says:


    Just traded Alexei and Strasburg for Hanley (non-keeper). Good?

  188. pjtres says:

    grey…is andrus a younger version of reyes? wise to lock him up in a keeper?

    also, can you rank these 2b options?

    guillen, hudson, callaspo, barmes.


  189. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Wilsonian: Yeah, Glaus then.

    @Fletch: Yeah, he looks great.

    @herschel: I’d offer Volquez and Tejada for Andrus. Or Volquez and Pena. You’re asking for too much.

    @Chris: Nice

    @pjtres: Yeah, I’ve been saying that about Andrus since the preseason. Barmes, Guillen…

  190. Terrence Mann says:

    Who’s Enright?

  191. Steve says:

    Anyone care to tell me why Garza is still out there?

  192. nick m. says:

    i’ve been offered pedroia and dunn for greinke, marcum, and zobrist. i’ve been streaming pitchers all year, so i could continue that, but giving up those pitchers would be tough (would leave me with latos, dempster, floyd, e. santana, cueto, nolasco, bills, pineiro, bedard, and dlr – wouldn’t really have an “ace” anymore. i also just traded for tulo, so once those guys come off the dl my offense would be stacked. make the move, or stand pat? H2H (categories), 10 team – thanks.

  193. mr baseball says:

    @210 Terrence Mann Says:
    June 30th, 2010 at 7:08 pm
    Who’s Enright?


  194. xopchipili says:

    Speaking of Glaus…is the magic gone? Slump, regression to mean, or both?

  195. Steve says:

    Any Greinke owners need a hug? I do.

    It was 7-1 and he’s your ace FFS. Let him have an early finish.

  196. Terrence Mann says:


    Good question. Watching Garza tonight was like eating a prime rib dinner with all the trimmings and then finishing it all off with a dogshit souffle.

  197. Terrence Mann says:

    @mr baseball:

    Sorry. The Enright question was a bad Seinfeld reference that didn’t work.

    Carry on.

  198. Anybody catch that shot free beers being thrown out to the fans in San Juan just now during Mets vs Fish? Paradise I tell ya!

  199. Steve says:

    @Terrence Mann: I wouldn’t pretend to know the first thing about managing a major league team (or any team for that matter), but I’d have thought that you’d take every possible opportunity to ease the workload on your most valuable commodities. 9-1 up (not to mention the 108 pitches) strikes me as an opportunity.

    This is coming from a totally selfish and fantasy-oriented perspective, but it makes good baseball sense too. Or am I wrong? /rant

  200. Steve says:

    @Grey: Would you be trading for Kemp right now if you could?

    I have Grandy at CF and wondering if I should package him with some other piece to try and get MK.

  201. struggler says:

    Can you rank these spots based on QS?
    Wakefield vs. BAL
    Kendrick @ PIT
    Saunders vs. KC
    Talbot vs. OAK
    Arrieta vs. OAK

    I know. Slim pickens…

  202. ASAOK says:

    What are your thoughts on Molina in Texas? Worth dropping Russell Martin for him (not that Martin’s worth much)?

  203. Grey

    Grey says:

    @3FingersBrown: Damn, missed it. Well played, San Juan!

    @Steve: I’d want Kemp always. Guy’s very talented.

    @struggler: Kendrick, Talbot, Wakefield…

    @ASAOK: I’ll go over my thoughts in tomorrow’s post. I wouldn’t own Martin.

  204. Fletch says:

    @Grey: Vlad = yard = sick!

  205. Steve says:

    @Grey: Bah – the guy that has him looks to be completely inactive. That trade won’t happen…

  206. Kazmere says:

    Hey Grey, what do you think about Ethier? Big 2nd half on the horizon?

  207. DrEasy says:

    @xopchipili: He’s streaky. I’m keeping him on my bench.

  208. Steve says:

    Never a dull moment with K-Rod.

  209. Steve says:

    @Grey: Just think how much worse things could have been if I hadn’t waited until all those pitchers upon whom I’ve passed comment today had left the game.

  210. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Steve: Or maybe you would’ve reverse jinxed them and they would’ve pitched shutouts.

  211. Steve says:

    @Grey: And thus is my dilemma.

  212. penpen says:

    @Kazmere: Ethier’s giving owners the finger right now

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