Alexei has a new comrade with Dayan Viciedo being called up by the White Sox.  He’s the Latin 20, Cuban defector that has 240 pounds of baby fat, if, in fact, he is a baby.  As I said back last November, “What I’d really like to see is a major leaguer go to Cuba to play.  Kevin Youkilis grows out his beard another five inches, jumps in a raft and paddles to Havana.  He tears up the Cuban Leagues on a steady diet of fastballs and plantains.”  Wait, that quote had nothing to do with Dayan.  Oh, here’s the quote, “In his first year of the minors at Double-A, he had a .317 OBP with 89 Ks to 23 walks.  He can probably have success with this approach, because he do what he do.  His line drive percentages went up in the 2nd half of the year, showing he was making better contact.”  And that’s me quoting me!  This year in Triple-A, he made progress.  In 238 ABs, 30/14/34/.290/1.  His Ks are still out of control with 52 in 62 games.  Because of his position eligibility (3rd base, Serch), I grabbed him in a few leagues.  I’d expect decent power (15 homers) and a mediocre average (.250) with little to no speed.  On rookie 3rd basemen pickups, he’s below Pedro Alvarez for right now.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Mark Buehrle – 7 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks vs. the Pirates.  That’s nice, now do it against a major league team.

John Ely – 4 2/3 IP, 7 ER, 11 baserunners, 3 Ks as he was pitchslapped by Bronson Arroyo.  Wait, wasn’t Torre supposed to skip Ely for two weeks?  You’re the Hall of Fame manager, Torre?  Don’t listen to me telling you to start him!  Well, you and Ely had a good run.  You can put your photos in a scrapbook and drop him to waivers now.

Joey Votto – 2-for-4 with his 14th home run and he’s Canadian so you know he can quote Bob and Doug McKenzie.

Bronson Arroyo – 7 IP, 1 ER, 11 baserunners, 1 K.  He’ll be in this afternoon’s Buy/Sell.  But don’t just go to the homepage, staring at it while you wait for the new post.  You’ll end up looking like our 7th Vice President, John C. Calhoun.

Ryan Spilborghs – Hit his 7th homer as he got the start vs. a lefty, but homered off a righty.  Weird!  Spilborghs is a decent enough pickup in deep leagues while he’s hitting, but you need to be able to sit him when he’s not playing.

Ubaldo Jimenez – 8 IP, 1 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Ubaldo never sleeps, better slip him an Ambien.

Ian Stewart – Trouble in the Mini Mini Donkey stable.  Mora’s started for two straight days.  Well, that’s actually the good news because Mora’s crizzap.  I’m hoping Stewart gets things started again in the upcoming homestand, if not then I’m the Native American watching someone litter.  Or a Na’vi.  What an allegory!

Adam Dunn – Speaking of Donkeys, Big Donkey just hit his 16th homer and he’s hitting .288.  Aren’t you glad you avoided him because of the whole average drain thing?  Donkeys have a word for people like you, “Human.”

Geovany Soto – 2-for-3 with a .417 OBP and scored the winning run.  Nice that the Cubs could squeeze out the victory without Koyie Hill’s big bat.  Phew, huh?

Randy Wells – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks.  This comes after the Cubs tried to change his pregame routine.  Guess the whole chanting, “I suck,” followed by ramming his head into the locker wasn’t working.  I love Wells long time, but this is only one start in a slew of crapfests.  Would like to see one more before giving him another chance.

Jeremy Bonderman – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks.  I’d look about a dozen places before picking up Bonderman, but he does get the Mets in Metco next, so there’s that.

Chipper Jones – Announced he might retire after this season.  Is he beta-trialing an osteoporosis drug?

Tim Hudson – 7 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks.  In 92 1/3 IP, he has 41 Ks and 34 BBs.  If he keeps this up, the Fangraphs database is going to commit hari-kari.

James Shields – 6 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks with a 4.55 ERA on the year.  Nice to see he’s completely unownable like I thought he would be in the preseason.  As the German rappers say, schadenfreude, snitches!

Aaron Heilman – 1 IP, 2 ER.  Maybe we should just start blaming the Diamondbacks closer spot.

Marco Scutaro – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs.  Now batting near .450 over the last week.  If you need average or Runs, MARCO… Scutaro…

Neil Walker – 2-for-4 with his second homer.  He’s batting .289 and has 2 steals.  In mixed leagues, that’s pretty yawnstipating.  In NL-Only leagues, that’s fire.

R.A. Dickey – 6 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Doesn’t he sound like a place where you’d buy mittens?  Come down to R.A. Dickey’s and with every purchase we’ll throw in a free pair of mittens!  *in a fast voice*  Free mittens are subject to individual R.A. Dickey store policy.  Dickey’s a 35-year-old knuckler.  You think he’d find someone to do that for him.  Sure, 35 is only 23 in knuckleballer years, but you have to be real desperate to pickup a knuckleballer.  The pitch is too unpredictable for even the pitcher.  At any moment, he can blow up your ratios.  As they told you in parochial school, keep your hands off that Dickey.

Jason Bay – Out of the starting lineup with a charley horse.  What’s a charley horse with only 4 homers?  A Jackass.

  1. I’d appreciate any opinions on this … in a 14-team 6×6 one-year roto league I’m in the top three in four hitting categories but in the bottom half of the league in two: AVE and OPS. My idea is to trade off one of my sluggers with AVE risks in return for someone who can help with AVE.

    My OF is Magglio, Bourn, Rasmus, Justin Upton, and Krispie, and I also have Kelly Johnson as the lowest AVE among my INF starters. Bourn, Upton, and Johnson are the drags on AVE there, but I need Bourn’s SBs and I’m not sure I’d get full value for Upton, since he’s still hitting .244, or Kelly since he’s cooled down. I lost Aybar at SS but have Rollins coming back soon so I should be OK there.

    Any suggestions on who to move and who to seek in return?

  2. and1mcgee says:

    Aaron Heilman, you are NOT “The One”…

  3. Nice rip on Bay there. Even more commendable is your ability to not go on a paragraph long rant about him. He’s almost not worth the effort anymore.

  4. big o says:

    raftee !

  5. Eric says:

    After Heilman’s Qualls-like performance yesterday, is it worth a waiver claim on Demel in a league where saves are very scarce? Is there much chance he’s closing soon?

  6. knighttown says:

    Drop Mini-Mini for Scutaro if I’m last in runs and 1st in HR?

  7. Rob says:

    @Enrique I am not sure that almost halfway through he season replacing 1 roster spot is gonna move your ave much. Rather than look at the Categories you are last in, consider bolstering those categories where a small gain will yield big returns in leapfrogging teams on the standings and gaing standings point. At this point, if I was last in ave and more than a few points from #9, I’d consider punting ave and if you wanted to trade het more power for your perceived high average guys. Next years draft don’t take on so many ave risks in the first pose, save your Sanity.

  8. Schlitzy says:

    Arroyo is unowned in my 14 team league. Thinking of dropping Ervin for Medlen v. KC tomorrow then dumping Medlen for Arroyo. Good move?

  9. JG_isms says:

    …good morning as I almost spit my coffee everywhere…

  10. mr baseball says:

    adios amigo – Marlins optioned OF Cameron Maybin to Triple-A New Orleans.

  11. Giacomo says:

    This may be a silly question, but would you trade Matt Capps for Jenks and Bourn?

  12. Commish Cauda says:

    H2H-POINTS League…Pick a side

    Colby Lewis, J. Chacin & Wiggy
    Arroyo, Swisher & Sean Rodriguez

  13. ViagraFalls says:

    I get that players go through slumps, teams go through slumps, but what the hell is up with Matt Holliday (and a fair amount of the Cardinals crew until lately)? Normally I would not think much of it, think he’ll come out of it, but this has been going on since the start of the season.

    Do you think this is just going to be a bad year for him as a whole, or do you see him going on a tear soon enough?

  14. hoju says:

    Story time!

    In my 12 team mixed league, I traded away Lincecum for Hanley a few days ago. I have ARod at 3B and Kung Fu Panda sitting on my bench (Glaus at 1B, Gardner at UTIL). Now that my team got a lot weaker at pitching, I decided to shop ARod for “two quality pitchers”. At least that’s what I told the league.

    The first place team had the nerve to offer me Erv Santana and Gavin Floyd and said it was the best he could do (he also has Wainwright and JJ). Is that the worst lowball in the history of history?!??

  15. XnadyMen says:

    Hey Anybody,

    How does this trade sound and which side would you want….
    Ubaldo and Danks / Papelbon and Teix?

  16. XnadyMen says:

    @hoju: Nope I got a serious offer of Matt Capps for Ubaldo.

    That sir, is low ball.

  17. Eric says:

    @Giacomo: If you end up with Jenks and Bourn, yes, Yes, YES!

  18. Christopher says:

    @Giacomo: I’m with Eric – flip that closer!!!!

  19. Future Man says:

    With stewart struggling need to target a replacement- rank these second baseman in a points league.

    Casey Mcgehee


  20. mr baseball says:

    Edinson Volquez tossed five scoreless innings in his second minor league rehab start with Single-A Lynchburg on Thursday night and hitting 97mph on the radar gun – could return in July to a fantasy team near you

  21. Christopher says:

    @XnadyMen: Man, Ubaldo and Danks are good, plus I don’t like trading for saves. I guess it depends on your needs.

  22. Christopher says:

    @ViagraFalls:I share the same concerns. I tried to get Holliday from owner a couple of weeks back…now I’m beginning to think he’s not going to turn it around.

  23. XnadyMen says:

    @Christopher: Yep, in First, the only thing lacking are saves, I have Lidge, Hoffman and (fuc)K-rod.

    Not sure if it is worth it at all…but tempted.

  24. steamer says:

    I had Holliday last year. He was horrible in the 1st half, but I stuck with him & he practically carried my team down the stretch. Hang tight.

  25. Timequake says:

    Who wins? Verlander and Granderson for Ethier and Rivera

  26. @Future Man: I was going to ask Grey a sort of reverse version of that question: I have SRod and was thinking of making an offer to Ian Stewart’s owner and banking on summer a hot-month rebound. In my case it’s a 20-teamer and without SRod and Stewart I have Freese and Jose Lopez at 2B/3B. What do you think, Grey? Anyone else?

  27. @mr baseball: I have a good feeling about that (formerly) drugged up dood when he gets back.

  28. KarlJ. says:

    In one of my leagues I am in my nephew needed a SS when Rollins got hurt again. He posted on the league messageboard that he would move a pitcher for a SS. Someone sent him an offer of Aybar for John Lester- lol

  29. Mr2Bits says:

    Yesterday I dropped Chacin for some Dickey and it paid off. He may have some ups and down but its a helluva lot better than Chacin’s downs lately.

    Oddly I find myself owning half the Mets pitching staff with Pelfrey, Dickey and Takahashi…not really sure how we ended up here. Super deep leagues don’t really throw too many other options unfortunately.

  30. ScottyM says:

    Scherzer or Morrow for the rest of the season?
    Who’s more likely to hold onto the CL job: Simon or Heilman?

  31. mr baseball says:

    former Tiger great returns

    ARI: E. Jackson (3-6, 5.18)
    DET: R. Porcello (4-6, 6.09)

  32. Grey,

    Derrek Lee was my first baseman, but now I am rotating him in and out of my utility spot. Is he junk at this point? Do I cut bait with him? The .220 avg is killing me. Will he ever get hot?


  33. Kazmere says:

    Jose Reyes is batting .371 (36-for-97) with three home runs, 12 RBI, eight stolen bases and 18 runs scored over his last 23 games.

    Thanks for helping me keep the faith, Grey!

  34. zutroy says:

    @KarlJ.: Karl, “I am in my nephew”? That’s not right…

    Oh wait, I read that wrong…

  35. Fugate says:

    Don’t sweat the mini-mini donkey debacle; you’ll always have Paris. And by Paris I mean: “Hey, did you know that I recommended Mark Reynolds in the pre-season last year?”

  36. @Grey: Good stuff. Love the Hudson line. Every time he pitches well, I think about a fangraphs writer blowing gaskets like Ted Knight in Caddyshack.

    R.A. Dickey blurb was too much win. Even my wife found that funny, after I explained to her the mystery of the knuckler while watching him pitch last night. Coolest thing about Dickey is he doesn’t have an ulner collateral ligament in his throwing arm, making him the closest thing to a circus freak we’ve had in baseball since El Pulpo pitched. I want to roster him based on that alone – and probably will for a spot start at some point. Also he throws a little harder than the usual knuckler, so he seems to have a bit more control. He’ll even occasionally throw a mid-80’s fastball that must look like 100 after all the knucks.

    @Eric: Heilman’s a joke. Even though I need saves in my 15 team roto, I didn’t bother rostering him. He’s got a serious knack for spectacular failure. Trust me. Go get some Demel. I put in a claim for him as soon as the trade was made and I saw this kid’s MiLB numbers.

    @Bostonbeerman: Just my .02 on Lee. Dump at your own risk. I was thinking the same thing last year…

  37. Mr2Bits says:


    Dumping Lee would be an awful move. He will turn it up as he always does.

  38. Spartacus says:

    @hoju: I do not think that is the worst lowball of all time. Actually I think its somewhat decent. A-Rod is having a good year but nothing exceptional. Santana has pitched well and his peripherals bear it out. Gavin Floyd while he has struggled has very good numbers underneath. As well Floyd is a second half pitcher.


    Now the Aybar for Lester offer was a lowball.

  39. and1mcgee says:

    are we starting Wandy today vs. Texas??

  40. Spartacus says:

    @Mr2Bits: Agreed on Derrek. He will come around.

  41. mr baseball says:

    Miguel Montero OR Buster Posey

    I like the numbers Montero put up last year – seems to be hitting this year in limited AB’a — Posey got off to a hot start – think league will make adjustments on him and his numbers will start to drop off

  42. Fletch says:

    @Grey – Who wins…

    Bob and Doug McKenzie or the Hanson brothers from Slap Shot?

  43. and1mcgee says:

    1. Who the hell is Demel?
    2. Better DL stash: Volquez, Webb, Bedard?


  44. Commish Cauda says:

    @mr baseball: As long as Snyder is still around, I think you have to go with Posey. I don’t think there will be a huge difference in their numbers, except Posey will get more ABs between C and 1B. That’s difference enough.

  45. and1mcgee says:

    @mr baseball: I own Posey, but I wanna say Montero. He hits a lot of doubles and he is hitting 5th in the DBags’ order… RBIs!

  46. Hebrew Hammer says:

    Would you pick up Dayan Viciedo to play over Chase Headley?

  47. Spartacus says:

    In my ten team AL Only, I was offered:

    Scutaro and Boesch for Hughes and Kubel. I need help in my middles and have the extra pitching. Thinking Hughes will be limited in the second half. I think Boesch is for real.

    Opinions? Thanks in advance.

  48. mr baseball says:

    @Commish Cauda Says: Snyder is still around
    which one is hitting ninth ?

    K. Johnson 2b
    T. Abreu ss
    M. Reynolds 3b
    A. LaRoche 1b
    C. Young cf
    M. Montero dh
    J. Upton rf
    R. Ryal lf
    C. Snyder c

  49. Kazmere says:

    Want to grab Volquez. Just traded McGehee, have SRod and Figgy. Drop SRod for Volquez?

  50. Spartacus says:

    @mr baseball: I like Montero as well and I think he will be the better option but Commish Cauda has a point. The D-Backs will be playing Snyder to try to trade him. While Montero will still be valuable until they move Snyder, his PT when not in interleague will be hampered a bit.

  51. Kazmere says:

    Demel or Orioles’ Hernandez?

  52. mr baseball says:

    Volquez for someone coming off Tommy John surgery in yahoo leagues he been keeped on most DL list all year – I just added him to a few of my DL list

  53. @and1mcgee: Depending on circumstance (h2h, roto, etc.) I’d probably sit Wandy for a couple of goes to see if he’s got anything left.

    Demel came to ‘Zona in the CoJack trade this week. College/minor league closer.

    @Fletch: As Dr. Hook would say, “open heart surgery.”

    @mr baseball: Tough call. I’ll say Posey by a nose in hopes that I’m right since I own him. I like Posey’s 1B eligibility. Snyder’s not a bad bat and should continue to get some playing time cutting into Miggy’s. He’s also coming off of knee surgery, “so there’s that,” as the man would say.

  54. @Kazmere: I’d say Hernandez for now, but pretty soon you’re going to want Demel. From what I’ve read, O’s are slowing going to work Shutdown Sauce back into the mix.

  55. mr baseball says:

    @1mcgee Says: 1. Who the hell is Demel?

    He is Sam Demel

  56. mr baseball says:

    SON OF SAM DEMEL – he is commanded to throw the cutter by a demon who possessed his neighbor’s dog

  57. @mr baseball: Ha! It’s ’77 all over again! Hopefully without the blackout and the garbage strike.

  58. thepizzaman says:

    The USA world cup blown goal call rivals Jim Joyce

  59. thepizzaman says:

    sorry back to baseball….

  60. mr baseball says:


    This is the information I been reading while taking a dump

    Demel added a cutter this year, and the results have been little short of spectacular. Through his first 21 games for Triple-A Sacramento, he was 2-0, 1.29 with six saves and 28 strikeouts in 28 innings.

    Demel had held lefthanded hitters to a .167 mark (8-for-48) at Sacramento, with 12 strikeouts

    He’s got four pitches that go four different ways. He has a tremendous sinker—(Trevor) Chahill-like. The cutter gets in on lefties and hits off the bat on righties. He’s got a change that the bottom drops off. And his fastball is 93,

    and quess what the A’s need a closer

  61. mr baseball says:

    58 3FingersBrown Says: @mr baseball: Ha! It’s ’77 all over again! Hopefully without the blackout and the garbage strike.

    Didn’t they arrest Reggie Jackson that year for being he 44 caliber killer

  62. Christopher says:

    @thepizzaman: anti-US sentiment, as in “no way the US can win…”

  63. Agreed on Wandy riding the pine today…anyone starting Cueto after those last few awful outings.

  64. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Enrique: Maybe Johnson for Polanco straight up? Other guy should think he’s getting a deal and you get what you need.

    @and1mcgee: Ha

    @Mike R.: Thanks!

    @big o: Hehe

    @Eric: I wouldn’t grab Demel yet unless you have loads of room on your team.

    @knighttown: Sure

    @Schlitzy: Sounds fine.

    @JG_isms: Hehe

    @Schlitzy: Ha

    @mr baseball: Yup

    @Giacomo: Sure if you needed steals.

    @Commish Cauda: Swisher…

    @ViagraFalls: Nope, he as like this last year too.

    @hoju: Ha, pretty bad.

    @XnadyMen: It’s fair, depends on needs. Ubaldo should probably garner more.

    @Future Man: Figgy…

    @mr baseball: Thanks for the heads up!

    @Timequake: Verlander’s side.

    @Enrique: I’d take Stewart there.

    @ScottyM: Heilman, Morrow…

    @mr baseball: Ha

    @Bostonbeerman: What others said.

    @Kazmere: Nice!

    @zutroy: Ha!

    @Fugate: Thanks…

    @3FingersBrown: Ha, thanks!

    @and1mcgee: I wouldn’t.

    @mr baseball: Posey by a hair…

    @Fletch: Bob and Doug…

    @Hebrew Hammer: Sure…

    @Spartacus: I’d want the Hughes side.

    @Kazmere: Hernandez

    @3FingersBrown: Ha!

  65. thepizzaman says:

    @Bostonbeerman: I got Cueto on the bench. Too risky plus its vs Cliff Lee so that gives me all the more reason not to play Cueto.

  66. @mr baseball: Man Reggie owned the city in ’77. I still think Billy Martin was the .44 killer, but in true NY media form, The Post would pin it on Spaceman Bill Lee.

  67. @Bostonbeerman: Seattle can’t hit a lick. If I’m not starting Cueto against those sad sacks, I may as well dump him. I’m giving him a go tonight. F it.

  68. William says:

    @Grey – Is AJ Burnett droppable for any of the potential pitchers who will show up on your “Buy” list?

  69. Kazmere says:

    One more. Battle of the lefties, although Brucie’s avg against lefties is now a respectable .263.

    Bruce @ The Adverb or
    Grandy vs Takahashi

  70. @mr baseball: Montero every day and twice on short schedule days.

  71. Commish Cauda says:

    Thanks, Grey. I would be getting the Swisher side.

    Follow-up: then which trade do you like better?

    (1) (from above) getting Swisher, S-Rod & Arroyo FOR Colby, Wiggy & Chacin


    (2) getting Tex, Haren & S-Rod FOR A-Rod, Lincecum & Chacin

  72. Commish Cauda says:

    @mr baseball: That’s an interleague line-up at an AL park. Not exactly applicable for the remainder of the year going forward.

    I would expect Montero to bat higher than Snyder, respectively, but they are still splitting time. And as Spartacus wrote, ARI will probably keep playing Snyder to showcase him for a trade.

  73. @Rob: You’re probably right. I like Grey’s Polanco-Johnson idea, and I’ll probably do it, but I guess I shouldn’t bank on one or two changes making too much of a difference.

    I’m in 2nd out of 14 and the guy in 1st is coming back to earth after losing Morales and Bautista slowing down but there are two good teams behind me so I’m looking in the rearview mirror.

  74. Fletch says:

    @Grey: Need 4 out of 6 for next week:

    Verlander going twice = @Metco, @ATL
    Lester going twice = @Coors, @San Fran
    Latos going twice = @Tampa, @ Fla
    Cecil going twice = home against StL, @Philly
    King Felix one start = at home against the Cubs
    Yovani one start = at home against Seattle


  75. Commish Cauda says:

    One last either/or…

    (1) (from above) getting Swisher, S-Rod & Arroyo FOR Colby, Wiggy & Chacin


    (2) getting Dunn & Grienke FOR Lincecum & Wiggy

  76. Kazmere says:

    12 tm roto, light on pitching, should I grab Volquez? Just traded McGehee, have SRod and Figgy. Drop SRod for Volquez?

  77. zutroy says:

    josh johnson for jose b. good reyes … which side? I’m thinking josh will not keep at a 1.90 era the rest of the year, and reyes is just hitting his stride…

  78. zutroy says:

    sorry, 10 team roto…5×5 obp instead of avg

  79. Commish Cauda says:

    @zutroy: What’s your pitching look like? Who is your current SS? I’m a believer in JJ.

  80. xopchipili says:

    yahoo says cargo is day to day with a knee, anyone know the story? should i be concerned?

  81. Thanks all for talking me down off the ledge with Derrek Lee!

  82. zutroy says:

    other pitchers are hanson, dirty sanchez, c buchholz, nooolasco, and beckett and de la rosa

    2b/SS is drew, polanco, jose lopez, freddy sanchez

  83. Stephen says:

    Just to note, with Peavy’s start pushed back, this might make Hudson miss his start today in the minors. If this happens, maybe he’ll be called up to spot-start. Keep your eyes open Razzball-ites.

  84. and1mcgee says:

    @thepizzaman: I agree 100%. The refs’ first World Cup game. Totally buckled. But Jim Joyce’s bs call WITH 2 OUTS IN THE NINTH was epic. Absolutely epic fail. I can’t think of a bigger one. Maybe a TSA official letting Osama Bin Laden through security, while he’s in his garb?

  85. Dennis says:

    You never said when to stop using the fast voice, so I read the entire Dickey post as though it were a disclaimer. Much more efficient that way.

    Too bad Dickey isn’t one of those pretentious types with 2 middle names, who goes by the initials anyway (think J.R.R. Tolkein). If this were true of Dickey, I’d hope that he had a real first name of Ulysses…

    “How To Throw a Knuckleball” by U.R.A. Dickey…

  86. Commish Cauda says:

    @zutroy: If Beckett and De La Rosa were healthy, then I’d say you had the pitching depth to do it. But until they come back, I’d be hesitant. That’s unless there’s a decent arm available as a free agent that you could grab.

  87. T-BZA says:

    Figgins was just dropped in my 10 team mixed…

    Any chance he bats .300 the rest of the way and is worth rostering? (ZiPS says .266 yikes)

    Or has he just fell into the R.Davis/J.Borbon (dump, add, dump, add…) SAGNOF tier?

  88. papasmurf says:

    I thought his ERA would be over 4 by year end. Looks like it’s gonna happen before June. I got 2 wins out of him and punted before this disaster of a start, so it was alright.

    Picked up Chipper and dropped him after one game for Hinske. Chip’s yahoo ownership is still over 50%. Even I have seen the light.

    Jeez the more I think about my roster the more depressing it is. LOL.

  89. Kazmere says:

    Phillies first base coach Davey Lopes said that Chase Utley has been dealing with “a little bit of a knee injury.”

  90. vinko says:

    @xopchipili: Center fielder Carlos Gonzalez was replaced in the ninth inning Thursday in Minnesota after jamming his left knee while fielding a single from Drew Butera in the eighth. Manager Jim Tracy called it a left knee strain, but didn’t think it was a serious injury.

  91. ViagraFalls says:

    @Grey: So given that Holliday is in his slump right now, occasionally pulling one out, is it time to start sitting him now and then for other guys until he starts turning it on?

    My OF alignment for today right now is Holliday, Heyward and Torri Hunter, with Byrd in the Utility slot. I have Granderson right now on the bench along with Hart and Cantu. Should I keep my OF the same for today, or should Holliday sit for someone like Grandy?

    Thanks as always, Grey.

  92. Stephen says:

    @Stephen: @Grey: On MiLB, the White Sox Triple-A affiliate, the a href=>Charlotte Knights home page, there isn’t a starting pitcher listed for tonight’s game. Hudson pitched on June 13th. Today should be his start. Just some more reporting.

  93. Critter Nagurski says:

    @Grey – I am worried about Ibanez as my only LF option. Who is the best handcuff of Seth Smith, Milton Bradley, Coghlan and Juan Rivera?

    Any of those worth playing over Ibanez outright? I’ve been starting Smith when he plays.

  94. Critter Nagurski says:

    ^ 6×6 w/OPS

  95. El Famous Burrito says:


    In a 6X6 6 keeper Roto (with OPS)

    Montero or Santana at Catcher?

  96. and1mcgee says:

    DL stash: Volquez, Bedard, Webb? I’m leaning Volquez…


  97. El Famous Burrito says:

    Thank you, Sir!

    May your ‘stache gorw ever longer, and free from giblets!

  98. El Famous Burrito says:

    ^er, grow, that is. Damn sausage fingers!

  99. Bill Lumbergh says:

    @Grey: I’m overloaded at OF/Utility. Which of these are discardable in a 12 team H2H dynasty league: Robot Jones, Rasmus, CarGo, Quentin, Big Papi, or Krispie Young? I’m looking at picking up Ian Stewart or Beckham as Utley insurance due to his knee injury. Thanks!

  100. @Kazmere: My bad. So many Rox got HBP in that game, I figured CarGo was one of them.

  101. El Famous Burrito says:

    @Bill Lumbergh: You’re going to need Beckham insurance to go along with that, add in Unverified Latin Age insurance and the Extended Slump Rider and it comes to…

    *clickity click at the adding machine*

    One Adrian Gonzales.

    Plus Tax.

  102. fallex says:

    haha. I just got the raftee bit. But he’d be the rafter, not the raftee, no?

  103. Bill Lumbergh says:

    @Bill Lumbergh: Grey – follow up question. Which is better 2B insurance: Ian Stewart, Figgins, Beckham, or Callaspo? Thanks!

  104. Nathan says:

    @Grey: What about Volquez vs. De La Rosa as a DL stash? Both “feel” risky.

  105. ViagraFalls says:

    @Grey: Thanks, Grey!

  106. Ciao Grey. What’s your preference between Rollins and Reyes over the rest of the season? Are they pretty close?

  107. tHe ShiT says:

    Gotta throw it out there….GO LAKERS! Los Angeles was crazy last night, and fun! One of the most gut-wrenching games ever…

  108. Bermuda Triangles says:

    “Trouble in the Mini Mini Donkey Stable” is hilarious

    So let me get these Donkey Stables correct…

    Mini Mini Stable: Ian Stewart

    Mini Stable: Mark Reynolds (has he been upgraded?), Chris Davis (???)

    Big Stable: Adam Dunn

    Help us out here Grey… give us the rosters of the different stables!!!

  109. @Grey: Winning R, HR, RBI and SB but they’re all close. Down a little AVG and OBP. Who would you start? JWill’s been cold, as has Posey. Tabata faces Fausto, so he could get some BB even if he doesn’t make contact. Same goes for Damon, who’s 0 for his last 10 but gets to face the D-Train tonight. Damon’s been surprisingly good against lefties this season.

    @Bermuda Triangles: Is Rob Deer the original Donkey Kong?

  110. Grey

    Grey says:

    @3FingersBrown: Tabata…


  111. and1mcgee says:

    Do I win trading Soto and Wandy for Montero? Thx team!

  112. and1mcgee says:

    My fault, Gray… Will repost on new post… Oops…

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