Don't be shellfish...Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+

Yesterday, on Fifth Avenue, Bud Selig was seen going into a photo shoot.  That photoshoot was for him to be dressed as Uncle Sam for posters that will go up around the country.  Under Uncle Bud, it will read, “I Want You!”  You see, MLB lost a lot of players yesterday to suspensions and now they need people to play baseball.  Tryouts will begin early next week and no one will be turned away due to their sex or age.  If back in the day your grandma used to don the rawhide in that baseball league of their own, pull up her knee-highs and get her out there!  Everyone must do their part to keep baseball together and moving forward.  We need some Rosie the Pivoters at middle infield in San Diego and Detroit with the loss of Everth Cabrera and Jhonny Peralta.  We need some bombers with the loss of Nelson Cruz in Texas.  We’re gonna have some fatherless children on our hands with the troops heading off to battle on the diamond, but ironically Antonio Bastardo‘s kids will have their dad because he’s being sent home.  When we’re in the bunkers amongst enemy pitchers, we’ll need someone to believe in with the loss of Jesus Montero.  We’ll be without any guys that sound like names from a Harry Potter Name Generator with the loss of Jordany Valdespin, and we won’t have anyone that looks like The Great Gazoo with the loss of Francisco Cervelli.  It’ll be a trying time for all of us, but we need to come together as a nation of Razzballers and fight through.  Plus, really, for fantasy, we only lost Everth and Cruz, so don’t get so bent out of shape.  Logan Forsythe or Alexi Amarista will take over for Everth, probably a bit of both until one emerges.  Neither have the value of Everth, but Amarista could have some speed and he knows how to make a great frappuccino.  Forsythe has little speed and power, but is dealing with a knee problem, so he may not be at 100%.  In Texas, Engel Beltre or Jurickson Profar could see more time, but so far in 49 games Profar has a .244 average and four homers and no steals, so I wouldn’t go dropping anyone great in redraft leagues for him.  Rangers also have Berkman coming back at some point in the next few weeks, so they could get crowded again.  In Detroit, Jose Iglesias is the Indians’ backup plan, but if I saw him on waivers, I’d back up.  In all, a bad day to be a cheater, but a good day to be an American.  Now everyone will have a shot to make it to the major leagues.  Just don’t be shocked if your grammie tests positive for HGH.  She does, after all, take a lot of meds.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Alex Rodriguez – 1-for-4 and because he was the lede everywhere else, I’m not going to say much on his appeal.  (Here comes a 10,000 word diatribe!) Cars cost money, houses cost money, very masculine women cost money, A-Roid doesn’t care about whether or not he’s guilty.  He doesn’t care about baseball.  He needs to get onto the field and get his contract going.  The contract that the Yankees so desperately want to get out of.  A-Fraud should be suspended, but it’s a joke that Selig is lording over this whole thing with his holier than thou toupee.  He should be made to step down too, rather than retire.  Selig knew what was going on during all of these steroid years or he didn’t.  Either way, it’s a crime.  How do you not know as the commissioner?  Are you that dense?  If so, you should be forced out immediately.  If you did know, then obviously the same holds true.  Brucely, I was hoping A-Rod would get to play so the Yankees and Selig would be screwed.  The Yankees made a bad contract when they signed him, and they obviously knew he was on steroids then.  I mean, c’mon, he hit 156 homers in the three years prior to signing.  None of this means I want A-Rod in most mixed leagues, until he shows he can start hitting without his cousin sticking supplements up his bum.

Derek Jeter – Hit the 15-day DL. He said, “If I can get ten years younger in the next two weeks, I’ll be good to go.”

Jose Quintana – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks vs. the Yanks.  You remember what it means when I list the team after a pitcher’s line?  It means the team is either very good or very bad.  It’s a way of me qualifying a start.  Well, now when I write “vs. Yanks” it’s not like any time in the past.  That means the pitcher had an easy start.  Crazy as this sounds, but I could see streaming against the Yankees.

Andy Pettitte – 2/2 IP, 7 ER.  Wanna really mess with someone who’s been in a seven year coma?  Show them the Yankees box score.

Alexei Ramirez – 4-for-5, 1 run, 2 RBIs.  He’s so close to having a great season.  It’s too bad he only has 1 homer on the year.  In the Horseshoes or Hand Grenades Fantasy League, where they play by slightly different rules, Alexei is having a great year.

Alex Rios – 2-for-4, 1 run, 4 RBIs and his 25th steal.  I just read on ESPN that Rios was not traded at the deadline.  With news like that, what do you need me for?!

Bobby Parnell – May head to the DL with neck pain.  In high school, it was a pain trying to get to neck.  Any the hoo!  It’s too bad there’s no closers going down on teams where their backup is readily obvious.  LaTroy Hawkins or David Aardsma could see time in Parnell’s stead.  The Mets went to Aardsma this weekend, but he blew a chance.  So, he’s first choice, but not good.  Hawkins is second choice and has looked good, but he’s a Cuddle Boy.  In one league, I grabbed Hawkins.  I didn’t grab Aardsma anywhere, because I just didn’t need saves that badly.

Wilmer Flores – *wall shaking type scream*  WILMER!!!  He was called up to play third base with Wright on the “Don’t Open Until September” shelf.  Why do you care?  Well, you probably don’t outside of NL-Only leagues.  See you in the next blurb, mixed leaguers!  Ah, now that we have those guys out of here, you NL-Only’ers and I can have some quiet time.  Have you seen this week’s Ray Donovan?  I haven’t because Time Warner and Showtime are holding my entertainment hostage.  Let my shows free!  So, Wilmer’s hitting .322 with 15 homers in the PCL, which is like hitting with an aluminum bat on the moon.  The plus here is he has shortstop eligibility in some leagues.  I could see grabbing him in NL-Only leagues and he could be mixed league relevant if he comes out of the gate hitting, but mixed leaguers won’t know because they’re already on the next blurb.  Suckers!

Chris Carpenter – From the Files of No Kidding, Carpenter said on Monday he doesn’t expect to pitch this year.  Files of No Kidding then yawned.  FoNK is a bit of a jerk.

Adam Wainwright – 7 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Does he have fans dressed up like frosty mugs called the A.W. Root Beers?  No?  Well, he should.

Hanley Ramirez – Sat out yesterday due to his shoulder.  Whatevs!  The Dodgers recalled Dee Gordon.  Unfortch, Don Mattingly’s a daft loon and played Punto over him yesterday.  I grabbed Gordon in one league where I need steals, but if he doesn’t start today, I will need to drop him for room.

Zack Greinke – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks vs. the Cards.  Take that Stephen Fife, we don’t need no stinkin’ easy matchups!  (Thanks to all of you who did a prayer heptagon for Greinke.)

Ryan Madson – Was released by the Angels.  Arte Moreno’s wife said they could’ve bought a Jack ‘n Box with that Madson money and Arte Jr. loves Jack ‘n Box.  Arte’s wife, Rita, is not happy.

Howie Kendrick – Left yesterday’s game with a knee injury that looked like it would require a DL stint.  It happened when he collided with Collin Cowgill.  Hard way to learn a life lesson, but you don’t mess with someone who sounds like he could be nominated for a Country Music Award.

Jeremy Guthrie – 9 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks.  I picked up Guthrie for this start.  Notice how I didn’t say I streamed him for this start.  I picked him up, then dropped him for Dee Gordon.  *drives to Bed, Bath and Beyond, walks to the back aisle where the pillows are located, sticks head into the biggest pillow and screams*  Okay, I’m good.

Mike Moustakas – 4-for-5, 1 run, 2 RBIs, now hitting over .300 in the last week with 3 homers.  You don’t owe me anything; you owe it to yourself to pick him up.

Eric Hosmer – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 5 RBIs and his 12th homer as he hits .293 with 9 steals.  According to our Player Rater, he’s about the 15th best 1st baseman (about because I’m too lazy count; would be real tough for me if I were on Family Feud and the category were ‘Things You Count.’).

Alcides Escobar – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs.  I know he’s probably hit waivers in your shallower leagues, so I’m keeping an eye on him to see if yesterday was the start of something.  As of right now, maybe.

Lorenzo Cain – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 1 RBI.  Cain…Sugar! is another guy that is probably on your waivers.  He’s now hit in eight of ten games, the Hitter-Tron has some love for him and he’s looking like a hot schmotato.

Jayson Werth – Was scratched yesterday due to a groin issue.  That poor trainer.

Stephen Strasburg – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks.  His offense has really let him down this year as he has the 2nd worst run support average in the majors at just above 2.50 runs per game.  Odd because at first glance the hitters don’t look terrible, but they are.  Against lefties they have the worst average (.212) and the worst OBP (.273), and they’re not much better vs. righties.

Justin Upton – 3-for-4, 2 runs and a slam (20) and legs (7).  Doode is streakier than Bret Boone in the late nineties when he was frosting his hair.

Freddie Freeman – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs.  He’s on fire in SAP.

Clay Buchholz – Will throw off the bump today — Ron Washington, “Bump?  What bump?”  It will be Buchholz’s first time since July 14th.  At the earliest, he won’t return until September.  Buchholz is really pulling a Kotchman.

John Lackey – 6 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners, 10 Ks.  Twisted his ankle early on, but was well enough to continue on so who are we to question it?  Curt Schilling would question why you’d twist your ankle and not apply ketchup immediately.

Josh Fields – Got the four-out save.  After the manager gave him the shot to close the game, Fields said, “You like me.  You really like me.”  I, on the other hand, don’t.  This was the Astros first save since Veras was traded and they’re just as likely to go to Cisnero or Wright next.  This shituation is far from ideal.

Jonathan Villar – 2-for-2 with 3 steals.  First off, the Astros had six steals yesterday, so you’re guessing they scored a bunch of runs, right?  They scored twice.  Nice clutch hitting, Lastros!  Villar didn’t look insanely fast on the base paths yesterday, but he obviously wants to steal every time, so sign me up, i.e., SAGNOF!

L.J. Hoes – 2-for-3, 2 runs and a steal.  As if you wanted it any other way, Hoes providing the nice batty call.  Speaking of batty, have I mentioned I was going to start Guthrie?  Cougar, I’m off to Bed, Bath and Beyond again.  We need bigger pillows!

Brett Oberholtzer – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks vs. the Red Sox.  Oh.  Huh?!  Right now, he’s pitching better in the majors than he has in two levels of the minors, so that makes no sense.  I’ll try to figure it out, hold one second.  “Sorry, Grey, I do not know of any opera holsters in your area.”  Well, Siri doesn’t know either, so I’m moving on.  I still wouldn’t touch Oberholtzer.

Ryan Vogelsong – Will be activated on Friday.  I don’t mind giving him a looksie in deeper mixed leagues if the matchups are right, but I would want to see one solid start first prior to throwing him out there, especially in his first start vs. the O’s, which could lead to treble with men on bass for Vogelsong.

Chad Gaudin – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks.  Has been impressive so far (2.56 ERA), but I wouldn’t touch him for his next start vs. the O’s.  He would touch you though.

Tyler Thornburg – 6 IP, 0 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Here’s what I’ve said previously, “Here’s what Scott, our prospect writer wrote about him, “Wrote a brief scouting report on Thornburg during the season, so check that out here for a closer look.  The gist:  he’s an undersized flamethrower with a filthy change, a solid curve, and control issues.  If he can command his plus stuff, he’ll miss plenty of bats and could be a nice option in all fantasy formats, except fantasy formats where the dwarf from Willow runs around saying, ‘I’m Grey’s son.’”  Wow, didn’t remember reading that at all.  Tyler is probably most famous for Richard Chamberlain playing him in The Thornburgs.  He sounds like a Trevor Bauer-type to me.  So, that’s high risk, high reward.  Definitely grab him in NL-Only leagues, but be careful in mixed ones for right now.” And that’s me quoting me quoting Scott!  I’m make an addendum to that now.  He goes to Safeco next and I’d start him in mixed leagues there.

Juan Francisco – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer.  He has three homers in the last nine games.  I don’t know how many that is every three games, but I’m guessing a lot!

Hisashi Iwakuma – 7 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 2 Ks.  You know the chant.  You sing it for me.

Martin Perez – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks.  I streamed Perez for this start vs. the Angels.  *blows on knuckles, rubs knuckles on shirt*  Realizing I could’ve streamed Guthrie.  *sees there was ink on knuckles that is now on my shirt*  Dah!

Desmond Jennings – X-rays revealed a small fracture on his middle finger.  As his owner, I have a middle finger for him.

Carlos Gonzalez – I might end up losing that DL before his 27th homer bet after all.  Now the Rockies say they don’t plan on DL’ing CarGo, he’ll just play through the pain.  Be interesting to see how much power he has with a busted up finger.  And by ‘interesting’ I mean I think it will affect his hitting.  By ‘hitting’ I mean, no, I mean hitting.

Brett Lawrie – 3-for-4, 1 run.  Hitting near-.400 in the last week and has three homers in the last 11 games.  As Lawrie’s fantasy owners’ representative, let me say, “Lawrie, don’t run into a wall.”

Miguel Cabrera – 1-for-4.  His swing looked all right, but he was moving slower than the seniors at the mall at 6 AM ‘speed walking.’  I still wouldn’t be surprised to see him take 15 days off to rest for the pennant chase because right now he’s doing the pennant mosey.

Anibal Sanchez – 7 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 11 Ks.  And Benny Goodman’s got swing. Bing is a king, by far.  Mutt has got Jeff, and Eleanor, F.D.R.  But we got Anibal!  We got Anibal?  We got Anibal!  Show tunes?  Anyone?

Alex Avila – 1-for-4 and his third homer in the last five games.  You can keep wondering if you should pick him up or just pick him up.  The choice is yours…Pick him up, pick him up…Back on the scene!

Corey Kluber – 7 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks vs. the Tigers.  One day, Corey Kluber may be nothing but a name you tell a bouncer at an after-hours club hoping it’ll get you 30% off on glow sticks, but right now he looks like he could beat any team.  Yesterday, he looked fantastic against the Tigers.  Tomorrow, the world!  Or maybe just resting his arm for his next throw day.  Doesn’t matter.  Let’s bask in some of his post-game words he started screaming at a woman who was with her impotent husband, “Since your old man ain’t got no heart, maybe you like to see a real man.  I bet you stay up late every night dreamin’ you had a real man, don’t ya?  I’m Kluber, man!”

Michael Brantley – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 12th steal.  This will be about as popular as my 2013 Eric Hosmer sleeper post, but I could see Brantley being one of those guys I go after in every league next year.  He’ll be 27 years old and there’s 15 homer and 30+ steals in his gams, he just needs to locate it.

Chris Perez – 4 ER and no recorded outs.  The fake vomit factory in China has a few fake vomits that just don’t make the cut.  They grind up those fake vomits and use them as packing peanuts in Asia.  Grounded up fake vomit packing peanuts is what Chris Perez looked like last night.  I grabbed Joe Smith just in case, but this was likely a blip.  A Hindenburg-sized blip, but a blip nevertheless.

From Around The Web

  1. Alky Sobrera says:
    (link)

    Thexas* fhor Jhonny.

    • Alky Sobrera says:
      (link)

      @Alky Sobrera:

      Dhetroit**. I should probably go to bed now…

      • Alky Sobrera says:
        (link)

        @Alky Sobrera:

        Also, Gazoo*.

        • Alky Sobrera says:
          (link)

          @Alky Sobrera:

          Thanks for the “start Kluber” call yesterday btw. Was sitting him everywhere prior to that, and it obviously paid off. Of course shaggy from the live action scooby doo movie had to go fck it up, but hey, I’ll take the scoreless outing with strong Ks. Right now, everyone should be ducking Kluber. I pity the fool who tries to hit him!

          Also, vernon wells started at 1st for the yanks. I guess this is karma? Oh ye vengeful baseball gods! I curse thee!

          • goodfold2 says:
            (link)

            @Alky Sobrera: SON loved that Kluber start.

            • Alky Sobrera says:
              (link)

              @goodfold2:
              I wouldn’t say loved. He was around $9 iirc. In the shallower leagues I play (12 teamers), that’s a bubble start, especially given my IP pace. Couple that with it being the tigers and I just didn’t see it, but the Greystadamus, he KNOWS!

              • goodfold2 says:
                (link)

                @Alky Sobrera: true, but that is high considering it was the tigers. I think we all figured SON wouldn’t have like it that much.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Alky Sobrera: Thexas fhor Jhonny? Huh? Nice on the Kluber start

      • Alky Sobrera says:
        (link)

        @Grey:
        Cut me some slack Grey. It was a late night of klubbing

  2. JFK says:
    (link)

    If only there were a Bed Bath & Beyond open right now…
    Two fine efforts by Lackey and Iwakuma resulted in an 0-2 start to the week, aided by lack of run support and some bad calls by the crew calling the M’s game.

    Currently have an outfield of Gomez, Myers and Stanton, with Carpenter in my Utility slot; I can trade Carpenter + a 5th rounder for my choice of JUp or Bruce + 7th rounder, but trying to figure out whether it’s worth it (giving up a lot of value in the 5th rounder).
    Carpenter gives me solid run production, great average, doesn’t K a ton and has been hitting the occasional slam and providing occasional legs; JUp is starting to get hot, but will still likely hurt me in Ks and average, and Bruce is great for HRs and RBIs but will hurt even more in Ks and average.

    With a lineup of Lucroy, Freeman, Altuve, Machado, Miller, Gomez, Myers, Stanton and Carpenter, do I have enough balance or should I pick up a big bat?
    Thanks!

    • JFK says:
      (link)

      @JFK:

      I should add that I’m currently trying to claw my way into playoffs, but have a reasonable expectation that I’ll do well/have a decent shot at winning the whole thing if I make it; so, playing for this year, but there’s a good chance it will only be for the next four weeks and not the three after that.

      • Alky Sobrera says:
        (link)

        @JFK:
        If you feel like you’re on the bubble, I’d make that trade of carp for j-upside for that late push. Especially if you believe you’ll do well once you’re in. Also, is jup not keepable?

    • mauledbypandas says:
      (link)

      @JFK: After the day most of my hitters had yesterday, I’d like to go get lost in the beyond section of Bed Bath and Beyond. ugh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @JFK: Doesn’t seem like it’s enough hitting

  3. TarmanGotHim says:
    (link)

    I have six closers in or of my leagues

    Mujica
    Holland
    Benoit
    Henderson
    Farquhar
    Janssen

    I have about 7 SP and no really droppable players unless you consider Turner and Doubront droppable, which I think they’re quality starter at this point.

    It’s a 12 team H2H 6X6 including BB and IP.

    My question is: I’d like to stream pitchers here and there along with hitters as my only bench player is Josh Donaldson. Would you suggest dropping Farquhar? I think my 5 closers are quite solid and I always just feel wrong when dropping a closer. The following are available:

    Moustuckass, Headley, Boegaerts, Ross.

    Would you suggest dropping him, and if so, any of the listed? Think Headley will turn it around?

    Thanks Grey!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @TarmanGotHim: How many bench bats do you need? You don’t need more than Donaldson…

      • TarmanGotHim says:
        (link)

        @Grey: True, I only keep around 1-2 bench bats. Was just curious if I should add another bench bat. Makes sense.

  4. letsgobravos says:
    (link)

    Dominic Brown with a double and a homer in his first rehab assignment. Hopefully his noggin is going to be ok.

  5. Ciao Grey — You wrote Cleveland above in regard to Peralta and Iglesias when I think you meant Detroit (unless it’s because the Tigers are in Cleveland for a series now. And in that case, you wrote Texas when you should have written Anaheim).

    Anyway.

    If you did catcher tiers as you (well, Smokey nowadays) with closers, would Avila, Soto, and Ramos be in the same tier? Or does one of them stand out?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Enrique: Oh, wow… Brain fart… Avila’s above those other two…

  6. HandOfGaudin says:
    (link)

    Are you just making up shapes now!? Please, join me in my Teheran Trapackconzine!

  7. HandOfGaudin says:
    (link)

    Who was the guy who you said always performs on short days? The juan fran blurb reminded me of that… Seems like i always want to batty call him and never do… Then he hits a homer! Then im at bed, bath and beyond all night…

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
      (link)

      @HandOfGaudin: it was pierzynski

      • HandOfGaudin says:
        (link)

        @Grey: wow thats crazy.. he was my batty call yesterday.. And he did shit… Method-failed. Juan fran is your short day stay…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Don’t get all battached…

          • HandOfGaudin says:
            (link)

            @Grey: dropped him when games started yesterday haha he was off my team before he even played.. poor guy..

            • Grey

              Grey says:
              (link)

              I did that with Guthrie… I’m a moron.

  8. Emporers monkey says:
    (link)

    So this is how my last week has gone, I have Pujols, I have Matt Moore, I have Desmond Jennings, I have Evereth Cabrera.

    • Serch says:
      (link)

      @Emporers monkey: Doode, I feel your pain…you gotta plug the holes
      I too have Moore, Jennings and Everth…plus D. Brown, Cruz, Hanley and S. Perez…it’s like half my team was wiped out in a week…been leading my league by 20+ points since April, but lead now down to 9…everyone’s gleefully watching me go down *deep breath* everything will be ok, everything will be ok, everything will ok…

  9. 2 Giant rings says:
    (link)

    Do you like Villar over Rollins the rest of the year? Would you trade Sandoval for either of those two? Thx 20 team

  10. bossmanjunior says:
    (link)

    Start Heyward v Gio or S. Castro @ Kendrick?

    • bossmanjunior says:
      (link)

      @bossmanjunior:

      FWIWerth, Hitter-tron has Castro at a 9.0 and Heyward at 1.9

  11. Fister Furbush says:
    (link)

    1. Avila or Pierzienski?

    2.Uggla or A.Hill-points

    That’s all.

  12. TarmanGotHim says:
    (link)

    I am in 2nd place on one of my leagues and a game out of first.

    I am in need of SP whether Medlen moves back to the pen because he’s a roller coaster and J Fer’s IL.

    Waiver wire is thin and my lineup is just good enough for me not to be able to trade player for pitcher.

    You think Niese is worth adding? Could he turn it around when fully healthy? He seems to be coming back soon. Thanks.

    Oh, and ROS: Jacob Turner or Bronson Arroyo?

  13. The Fridge says:
    (link)

    Replacing Nelson Cruz….Kole Calhoun or Jon Jay?

  14. Wallpaper Paterson says:
    (link)

    Cleveland = Detroit?

    I streamed Quintana because he was facing the Yankees.

    Fuckin’ Quintana, man. That creep can pitch.

    • AJA says:
      (link)

      @Wallpaper Paterson: This is the most obscure Big Lebowski reference I have seen in a while. Made my morning :)

  15. Wallpaper Paterson says:
    (link)

    These are my last days of rotisserie. All three of my roto teams blow. My H2H team is doing great, but even if it sucked I could still have fun playing the spoiler role. When your team sucks in roto, there is little to no fun to be had.

    The last time I had played roto was in 2010 and I had two 4th place finishes. I was in contention for the titles for the bulk of those seasons and I was bored then too. For me, roto is just not any fun. I will not waste my time with roto ever again.

    Anybody else here retiring from a particular style of fantasy baseball after this season?

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
      (link)

      @Wallpaper Paterson: actually adding more, but have you ever heard of hybrid roto/h2h leagues? I just don’t know where they usually fill up at. The idea is your team plays against every other team, but the stats are compiled weekly. Sort of like 21-25 separate roto weeks. Nobody can complain that their team was the 2nd best team but only lost because they were unlucky that they had to play the best team that week. Neat thing is this type of league can still be set up for so many teams to make playoffs, at the same time regular h2h leagues do. It would have the same h2h immediacy and competitiveness but also without the stupid luck based results.
      2 weeks ago i almost got swept by the 2nd worst team out of 16, but my stats that week would’ve did at worst 7-6 against my closest competitors for playoff seeds.
      If anybody knows anything about these kind of leagues (i read about this in baseball forecaster) i’m sure many people bored with regular roto and/or those mad about h2h luck would love these types of leagues.

    • costaricanchata says:
      (link)

      @Wallpaper Paterson:

      lots of managers quit re-draft roto leagues once they fall out of contention .
      Grey has been forever mentioning “abandoned” teams , whether in rcl ‘s or
      espn leagues .

      because it does affect the final standings when managers quit roto leagues ,
      i have given up re-draft leagues .

      keeper leagues and dynasty leagues are much more to my liking , because the percentage
      of owners who are quitters or fly-by-nighters (draft and split) is much lower than
      in roto re-draft leagues or h-2-h leagues .

      • Wallpaper Paterson says:
        (link)

        @costaricanchata: I have continued to play and do add/drops and everything. It is just that I drafted poorly and don’t make enough good moves.

    • @Wallpaper Paterson: It’s only very deep dynasty-type leagues for me (24 teams, 36-player rosters). No interest in leagues where you can acquire Colby Rasmus or stream Bud Norris from the waiver wire any given day. Also don’t like “stolen base” leagues. I enjoy leagues where Raji Davis is helpful, but not when he is a better commodity than Colby Rasmus, etc. Plus, it’s much more fun to keep players from year to year; you gain an affection for some players. Just my opinion. But, yes, h2h is much more exciting than roto style.

      • Chadillac says:
        (link)

        @mollyleekba: Where do you find 23 other people that are interested in that type of fantasy invesetment haha?

        • @Chadillac: Oh, we go hard-core, mister. A lot of the same people have played in these leagues for many years. You wouldn’t want to participate in a league like that? :-)

        • @Chadillac: A few of their sons now play, too, but they’re having a hard time keeping up with us old folks. Sadly, my sons only like basketball and football.

    • Alky Sobrera says:
      (link)

      @Wallpaper Paterson:
      I tend to lean the other way. I’ve slowly been weening myself off of h2h leagues, to the point where only 3 of my 9 leagues are h2h. I prefer the long-term planning of the roto game, and have been screwed too many times with the weekly volatility of h2h.

      For example, in one of my h2h leagues this year, I’d be in 1st by about 11 points (12 teamer) if it were a roto, but I’m sitting on the bubble hoping to make the playoffs. Honestly far too frustrating.

      As for keeping owners engaged in roto, a combo of $ and keepers seems to be as good as it gets.

      • Wallpaper Paterson says:
        (link)

        @Alky Sobrera: I like some volatility.

        And yes roto leagues that are redrafts lead to multiple managers have little to no reason of playing after July, so some money and/or keeper aspect is the way to go

    • Chadillac says:
      (link)

      @Wallpaper Paterson: 2 problems with h2h: 1. your not playing defense on your opponent so what’s the point (all luck).. 2. someone can float into the playoffs with a mediocre team and beat a team that dominated the season in a single week. Roto is far better at finding the most deserving champion..

      just IMO. keep doing you man

      • Wallpaper Paterson says:
        (link)

        @Chadillac: I understand that and it does kind of suck. But fantasy sports are essentially gambling anyway and gambling is mostly luck, if it is not all luck.

        I cannot play defense in rotisserie either. I have 11 opponents in my 12-team roto leagues. I cannot control how those 11 teams perform.

        • goodfold2 says:
          (link)

          @Wallpaper Paterson: @Wallpaper Paterson: 1. i don’t know what this “playing defense” that exists more in one of these formats rather than the other is. Bringing up the idea that all fantasy sports is true, but takes nothing away from the fact that h2h is extra added luck, way more than in roto.

          • goodfold2 says:
            (link)

            @goodfold2: i’m sorry the idea “that all fantasy sports involve luck” is the true statement from above.

  16. Snake Hips says:
    (link)

    Regarding Lawrie – Playing 2nd base is the furthest from any wall (or dugout pit) he is going to get.

    • Alky Sobrera says:
      (link)

      @Snake Hips:
      I believe he’s back at 3b again. So fingers and toes crossed.

  17. TheNewGuy says:
    (link)

    Iglesias and Peralta play for the Tigres man!

  18. TheNewGuy says:
    (link)

    Had House of Strasburg, Annabelle, and Minor (major?) going last night. No Wins but 3 QS’s between them….I love quality start leagues!

  19. goodfold2 says:
    (link)

    1.Kaiser gets demoted without even ever blowing a save! In fact he only looked bad in a save spot since getting his job back on one occasion when it was his 4th day pitching out of 5. That manager (fill in) has some sort of personal issue going on here. The GM must not want to deal with this directly either, but still does want Kaiser to still pitch. No question here
    2. who’s better for holds/k to bb/not allowing inherited runners to score/ era/whip/and getting relief wins (yes those are all cats in this league) herrera/qualls/paco/belisario/hawkins/doolittle/kinzler/ramos/.

  20. Slim

    Buddah Lovaz says:
    (link)

    Morning mustachioed man. I woke up to issues this morning. Jenning DL. Kendrick probably DL. Franklin hasn’t played in 2 days. I need Dom Drown back, 3/5 with a HR last night.
    5×5 H2H 12 team
    J.Castro, AuSchizz, Kendrick (?), Longo, Reyes, McCutchen, Pence, L.Martin
    UT Moss, Franklin (?)
    BN Dom Brown
    DL Jennings

    I need 2B. Options are B.Miller, Profar, Gyorko, Weeks. Drop Norris or Franklin?
    Moss is a fill in for Brown hopefully just for the next 2 days @Cin.
    Catcher…. Castro or Avila?

    If not for my pitching I’d be in trouble.
    Scherzer, Bumgarner, Zimmerman, Anibal, Kuroda, Lester, Parker, Norris
    Jansen, Janssen, Mujica, Uehara

  21. Jamiehov says:
    (link)

    I agree with your take on Selig. I’m sick of people singing his praise for sniffing something out ten years after the fact when his hand was forced. The only thing that pisses me off about Lord Selig is the people that think the NFL is clean due to they not having a Biogenesis scandal.

    Better stream tomorrow, Medlen or Archer??

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Jamiehov: Yeah, agreed on the NFL too… Medlen

  22. Joey belle says:
    (link)

    Jeez, did Parnell get the entire pillbox of Viagras caught in his throat?

  23. Mitch says:
    (link)

    Great work as always. Sitting pretty in 1st thanks to you.

    Stream:
    Norris at SD?
    E-Jackson at Philly?

    • mauledbypandas says:
      (link)

      @Mitch: I’m streaming both

      • Mitch says:
        (link)

        @Grey: no e jax grey? He’s been solid and Philly has been awful?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          I’d stream both if that was an option

          • Mitch says:
            (link)

            @Grey: yep. Dropped bartender to make room. Thank you sir.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
              (link)

              No problem

              • Mitch says:
                (link)

                @Grey: WTF e-jax? Dude is on fire, I stream him and get dog shit. Story of my life.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
                  (link)

                  Yeah, ugly ass start from him… Absolutely killed me too

  24. TheNewGuy says:
    (link)

    Is Furbush worth a pickup as a hedge to Farquar?

    Dropping Gregerson, that and its how I like my women.

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
      (link)

      @TheNewGuy: You’re on fire this morning. Latin Tigers, Major/minor, Furbush sexual innuendo….

  25. goodfold2 says:
    (link)

    1.shit that was a save opp too, if Francona was that bum over at SEA town (dude’s probably suicidal do to lack of sun) Perez would’ve been demoted to AA. Wilhelm had the same damn line 4 earned, no outs, but it wasn’t a save opp. I’m assuming if Perez blows another win real soon smith is good pickup, but who gets dropped first, Aardvark or Fields?

  26. papasmurf says:
    (link)

    Anal-ball really annoys me. Where did this come from? He was so terrible after June last year, but this year he would be a Cy Young candidate if he had more wins.

    • Wake Up says:
      (link)

      @papasmurf: it was always inside him…you just needed to look from the right angle…and he just needed some Cuban coffee to help flush it out…

  27. Mattw says:
    (link)

    Is A-Rod rosterable? If so where does he compare amongst corners?

  28. Tony says:
    (link)

    I agree on Kluber grey, and I’m a bias Indians fan, there are a few of us…. that dudes kinda special, pumps it up in the mid to high 90s….. nasty from what I’ve watched this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Tony: Yeah, I watched a few innings of him yesterday, looked pretty unhittable…

  29. Brian says:
    (link)

    Getting ready for the stretch run. I have been playing anyone and everyone at SS all season. In a 12 team mixed H2H 6X5 OPS.

    Ramos, Goldy, Kinsler, Cabrera, Lake (OF,SS),Jones, Trumbo,. Myers, Choo, Bench Aoki, Headley, Saunders

    Samardzija, Cingrani, Porcello, Haren, Scherzer, Miller, Ryu, Beachy, Gee, Medlen, Moore(DL), Romo, Perkins, Melancon.

    Who do I drop to pick up Rollins who just hit waivers, or just hold??

    Thanks

    BB

  30. Dkohn says:
    (link)

    Hisashi my dashi, SLURP SLURP!!!

    We thinking of throwing Villar into Rajai’s round circle of SAGNOF knights? No? Well jokes on you Grey, Villar just stole your new bed bath and beyond pillow! He loves stealing!

    Also can we get a goddamn decagon prayer circle for Giancarlo. All your philandering is really having an affect on him you whore!….I’m sorry I didn’t mean that, but brucely I’m thinking about benching him soon. I haven’t been watching him so I don’t know where he’s at. Is he close????

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Dkohn: Ha! Hopefully Gian’ will come around…

  31. Oppo Taco says:
    (link)

    Trade street and blow job Upton for kinsler? I have Kimbrel and holland for my two RP slots and rendon playing at 2b

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
      (link)

      @Oppo Taco: Sure

  32. Wake Up says:
    (link)

    Quick question…A-Rod seems like he might not be the nicest guy…

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
      (link)

      @Wake Up: nah, he’s a real nice guy, one of the most stand up guys out there

      • HandOfGaudin says:
        (link)

        @Jack Full of Hate: yeah, arod is a real stand up ((so i can put this needle in your ass)) kinda guy…

  33. Shake 'n Bake says:
    (link)

    Was offered Altuve for my Marte…I feel rather blah about it. I have Uggla at 2B, who I would drop to activate Brown (have to drop somebody when he is activated). I’ll probably drop a pitcher for Morse/Smoak/Saunders (really Seattle??) as I would need some more power. 12 team yahoo redraft league with 6×6 h2h scoring…currently sitting in 2nd…firmly.

    C: Wilson Ramos
    1B: Prince Fielder
    2B: Dan Uggla
    SS: Nick Franklin
    3B: Evan Longoria
    OF: Mike Trout, Alex Rios, Will Myers
    UTL: Starling Marte, Yasiel Puig
    DL: Dominic Brown

    SP: Jered Weaver, Madison Bumgarner, Mat Latos, Matt Harvey, Mike Minor, Kris Medlen, Patrick Corbin, Tony Cingrani, Alex Wood, Scott Kazmir
    RP: Edward Mujica, Steve Cishek, Joaquin Benoit
    DL: Johnny Cueto

    • Shake 'n Bake says:
      (link)

      @Shake ‘n Bake:

      BTW, if you could sprinkle some fairy dust on Fielder, Longoria, and Franklin I would appreciate it.

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
      (link)

      @Shake ‘n Bake: That trade doesn’t make sense for you.

  34. Stantonovation says:
    (link)

    Nick Franklin is also a kazoo look a like.

  35. Nick says:
    (link)

    Hey Grey!

    Keep being awesome.

    Should I be starting Verlander vs. Cleveland?

    I need: ERA, WHIP, OBA, and K/BB

    Thanks!

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
      (link)

      @Nick: Why wouldn’t you?

      • Nick says:
        (link)

        @CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole:

        Because Verlander has been absolutely horrendous for K/BB, WHIP and OBA this year, not to mention Cleveland is a top 10 offense.

        His last three starts in WHIP/OBA/ K per BB are:

        1.5/.346/1.20
        2.17/.448/2.00
        2.12./.414/0.75

        These numbers are atrocious, and I’m worried he’s going to tank my stats as he pitches against a top 10 offense.

        • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
          (link)

          @Nick: Roto? You’ve been getting raped by him all year I take it? What’s one more?

          • Nick says:
            (link)

            @CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole:

            Haha, decent point, but is it time for me to cut the leash? I am in roto, and can make a run for 1st if I reclaim all the OBA/ERA/WHIP/K per BB points that I lost from his and samardzja’s starts.

            Why keep digging a bigger hole if I can avoid it? Are the chances higher or lower that I’ll get a good start out of him tonight?

  36. Targaryen says:
    (link)

    I just wonder what players are on more fantasy championship teams than others

  37. Hotrod says:
    (link)

    Thoughts on Pujols now that he wont have surgery??? He sits on my waiver wire, and I could replace Ryan Howard with him…I will have a bye in my playoffs…worth adding him for some possible mid September action???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Hotrod: Sure, stash him

  38. 2 Giant rings says:
    (link)

    Mike trout and jimmy Rollins for cliff lee and Au Shizz? 20 teams

  39. acd123 says:
    (link)

    is it foolish to through in a closer to get a trade you want, done?
    I’m in 3rd place in saves with uehara , cishek and furquer (SEA) with Betancourt on DL.
    I’m trying to acquire Edwing.Encarnacion and A.Hill, sending Cuddyer, Choo and C. Perez
    I thought choo and cuddyer was fair, but throwing Perez away to get er done.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @acd123: I’d take the Edwin side

  40. brick says:
    (link)

    Haha I definitely feel you on that bed, bath, and beyond trip. I was close to the breaking point when ernesto frieri almost blew that save on sunday. Thank god they took him out so he ended with -2pts, and I won by 10.

    16 team keeper points league, currently tied for a division lead and could use a pitcher.

    Was offered j zimmermann + westbrook for yelich and gausman.

    My OF is Werth, Ellsbury, Ajax. My pitching is Sherzer, Cj wilson, ryu, wy chen, cashner, feldman, capuano. With pettibone and morrow on the DL.

    Worth the price?

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
      (link)

      @brick: If you’re trying to win now, yes.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @brick: Ha… Agree with Cram

    • brick says:
      (link)

      @brick: Sounds good, might be worth a shot. Thanks guys!

  41. Shake N Bacon says:
    (link)

    Braves are on fire right now. Starting Gio tonight against them? I guess this deep into the season, it’s harder to really F-up your ratios. I’ll take the strikeouts.

  42. t moore says:
    (link)

    Mr Grey: I won’t go into the horrors of last week and especially this weekend… Let’s just leave it at, it is all Wrong!!!…

    Kelly or Richards or Jackson today for spot start or skip them all??????????????..

    Have a feeling about Richards even though it is Texas – Win – but the save must be made and that is a “BIG IF” in the Lost Paradise… Kelly is intriguing and the safest (if he throws stikes to Walks as of late) at home start – but will he get the win?? … Jackson away at Philly..

    Not that it matters, whatever I do will be Wrong..

    Cut Lake and he goes off … Cut Saunders for not playing and he goes off… Last week was my worst week of the season = the wrong injuries, the wrong choices and the Wrong advice (medical – Is RazzBall a licensed medical professional website???)

    Yahoo – going with Richards on 3 teams … ESPN – going with Kelly…

    MAGPIES can no longer Win… Sputtering towards the finish line on one wing and many prayers… A victim of extreme Closer-gaddon, the can’t buy a Win syndrome and injury and rest-day-ites this year… Will finish in 4th in Saves Cat after being way in front.in the first half.. These are 2 point swings points..

    Battle to 2nd place at best… And we all know, that’s like kissing Mr. Jay Wrong…Whoop-dee-doo……

    • t moore says:
      (link)

      @t moore:

      3rd place is like kissing Joe C. the league commish… YIKE!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @t moore: We are accredited in the territory of Guam, so we can give medical advice… You should sit down, remove your socks and have a pina colada… Professionally, I’m saying that.

      • t moore says:
        (link)

        @Grey:

        Damn, more bad medical advice..

        What about the fring’n pitching

        I don’t drink now … I’m watching my figure.. No empty calories for this cowboy

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          You have to drink water, that’s where you’re going Wrong

  43. Clint says:
    (link)

    Screw Bud, give my players ‘roids baby! My freaking team’s dropping like flies. Kemp, Gallardo, Wright, and now likely Han-Ram & Kendrick all residents on the Disgraceful List or candidates for it. If I wind up collapsing to yet another 2nd place finish in the final weeks of this season I swear I’m never playing fantasy baseball again. Bleuha!

  44. Swaz says:
    (link)

    Could Kluber be this year’s Medlen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Swaz: I think we’re nearly there already

    • Silky says:
      (link)

      @Swaz: Just checked out Kluber’s fantasy playoff schedule for September. Any Indians pitcher should do very well. He could very well be this year’s Medlen

  45. Q says:
    (link)

    Happy Tuesday!

    A. How bout a “ticker tease” for Alex Gordon? KC scores 13 runs and Gordo is 0-5 with 2 Ks for a -2 in my league? That’s good eatin’!

    B. OF replacement for Jennings, pick one (pts league so cats irrelevant):

    Torii
    Coco
    Nava
    Aoki
    de Aza
    Byrd
    Victorino
    Saunders

    C.

    D. Turned down a trade in my keeper league. I would have gotten Wainwright @ $29 and given Braun @ $5. Could have helped me now, but killed me for years to come. Even if you sap 70% of Brauns power, he’s still .280 w/15-18 HRs right? That’s gotta be worth $5, right? PLEASE?!?

    Love you, pookie!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Q: Ha…You too! de Aza… It would be worth $5, yeah, but you won’t love owning it and if guys likes de Aza are on your waivers, he’s better than what Braun is in your scenario

  46. Fireball Feliz says:
    (link)

    SUCK IT FIFE *does Dx suck it*

    I had E Cab go down and have these guys with SS eligibility: Zobrist/Franklin/Miller/Drew/Lake

    Zob/Frank are locks but which hottie for the 3rd slot? I feel like I should drop at least 2 of Miller/Drew/Lake

  47. Malarkey says:
    (link)

    Trade Deadline swap in a redraft league:

    Harper, Choo, Garza, Chris Perez for Beltre, Alex Gordon, Hamilton, Joe Nathan

    Which side do you prefer?

  48. supra says:
    (link)

    ROS: E-Jax or Porcello?

  49. Dani says:
    (link)

    Who would you rather have today: Masterson home vs. Detroit or Josh Johnson at Seattle?

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
      (link)

      @Dani: Masterson. Johnson’s a train wreck right now.

  50. Chris. says:
    (link)

    McGwire: Do you want to know the terrifyng truth, or do you want to watch me hit more dingers?

    Townspeople: More dingers! More dingers!

    (This was from a Simpsons episode from in 1999 – BEFORE Mac admitted his steroid use. Although Big Mac was addressing Bart’s ridalin-induced paranoia in this quote,the self-awareness comes through pretty strongly. I assume Freud would have a field day deconstructing this. Anyway, as Selig and Mac would be the first to tell you – “We saved baseball!”)

  51. Jon says:
    (link)

    Which 2 do you like between LoMo, Alonso and BJ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Jon: Not LoMo

  52. Vottomatic says:
    (link)

    Probably gonna drop Swisher, dude has been disappointing all year-I’m gonna try another guy now, he is not in any way essential to my team so who would be a better grab: Francisco, Moustakas, Arenado, or LoMo?

  53. JFK says:
    (link)

    Still wrestling w/whether to start Masterson and/or Verlander or sit them both.
    SON has Verlander at $19.2 and Masterson at $10.8, which is confuzzling to me as both have had similarly rocky outings against these respective opponents this season, and while Verlander had a good start his last time out against the Nats, he was beat up by the ChiSox and Royals prior to that; Masterson, in the meantime, has had four stellar starts after getting beat up by the Tigres.

    Grey, you were on the fence yesterday, as well: “I’d start both in Cleveland and pray, could see benching them though… It could be a 8-7 game…”
    Iwa and Lackey started my week off 0-2, but left me w/a respectable 2.70 ERA and 1.28 WHIP, and I have Felix going today, too…I have to roll the dice, right?

    Who’s sitting/starting either of these guys, and why?

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
      (link)

      @JFK: I’d start both. I can’t sit Verlander against Cleveland. Pot committed this late if you’ve been riding him all season.

      Detroit’s offense is terrible on the road. Masterson’s been good lately. (Which probably means he’s due for an implosion).

      • JFK says:
        (link)

        @CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole:

        Thanks, Cram – I actually just traded for Verlander a few weeks ago, and traded him away this week, so this is his last start for me before he’s shipped off tomorrow.

        Crossed fingers for a pitchers’ duel!

        • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
          (link)

          @JFK: Cheers. Good luck. I don’t own either of them anywhere.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @JFK: Yup, roll the dice

  54. Wilsonian says:
    (link)

    Struggling with injuries between Moore and Jennings on the DL, as well as Hanley, Werth, and Parnell nursing some sort of injury. I’m going to do the dreaded list of my team to see if anyone can point me in the right direction of what kind of moves to make. I’m in a battle for the last playoff spot in our H2H league.

    C McCann
    1B Fielder
    2B Altuve
    3B Longoria
    SS Tulo
    OF Jones
    OF Davis
    OF Marte
    UTIL Werth
    UTIL Moustakas
    BN Hanley
    BN Utley
    DL Jennings

    SP Scherzer
    SP Shields
    SP Minor
    RP Mujica
    RP Benoit
    P Melancon
    P Cishek
    P Parnell
    BN Minor
    BN Bailey
    BN Gio
    DL Moore

    There are a ton of streamers available, so I’m debating on trading one of my SPs not named Scherzer for a bat and then picking up an arm or streaming that spot. Good plan or stand pat with my team?

    Or do I pickup one of these bats: Starlin, BJ, Lawrie (waivers until the 8th), Crawford, LaRoche?

    Stats: H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OB+SLUG, W, QS, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
      (link)

      @Wilsonian: Kinda tough to gauge how your team compares to others. Your only weakness is a healthy UTIL bat. Stream a pitcher or stream a bat. I don’t think either way will make or break you.

      • Wilsonian says:
        (link)

        @CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole: yeah, with the league being so shallow, it’s tough. Think it’s a solid team, but the injury riddled UTIL slots are killing me. I think I’m just going to shoot for the hot Schmotato bat and see if they can help carry me. I’ll give Moose a whirl for a few days and see if I need to move on.

  55. Randy says:
    (link)

    Should I pick up Brett Lawrie or Mike Moustakas?

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
      (link)

      @Randy: Lawrie

  56. Herschel says:
    (link)

    @Grey: please rank these less than enviable sagnof options. Medina, fields, aardsma, Hawkins and joe smith. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Herschel: Hawkins, Aardsma, Smith

  57. Ktodd says:
    (link)

    Need steals without killing avg. Who do you like better ROS: Villar, Rajai or Eric Young?

    Thanks!

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
      (link)

      @Ktodd: Rajai

  58. Leroy Jizzenkins says:
    (link)

    Add Morneau and drop Yelich or Chris Johnson? Also add the federalist for Crisp, Mclouth, EyJr?

  59. Silky says:
    (link)

    Moustakas or Venable in my UTIL spot for the next week or two?

  60. Homer at the Bat says:
    (link)

    In my 12-team, keeper/points league, I have the chance to trade my DL’d Halladay for a closer – Soriano, Uehara, Mujica, Benoit. I know any of those is probably a winning deal for me (and I’m glad I’m getting anything for Halladay at all!), but in what order should I rank the target pitchers?

    Thanks!

  61. flanwagon says:
    (link)

    looking to stash brett anderson for mid-aug return? should i drop beachy, travis wood, alex wood, griffin? or just hold…

    thanks

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
      (link)

      @flanwagon: Hold for now.

  62. t moore says:
    (link)

    The whole PED thing is a sham.. Crook owners making bad guys out of their players -when they knew all along were PEDing it… The use of PEDs is ubiquitous in pro sports…

    The disturbing part is the threatening double jepardy manner in which the players were confronted..

    This is the sentence – but, if you appeal , we will really screw you..

    It is the same way that working people are treated with the already beyond affordable regressive fund/public budget raising traffic fines of today.. The mandated double appearances in court and doubled fine if you do with double court costs added on… Average Americans cannot afford to risk justice – because, the loss is too high if you lose… It is sad to go to the clerks desk at Halls of Justices now… Teams of sheriffs are there to control the broken and desperate citizens outrage… Something is wrong at the way things are done…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @t moore: Totally agree, good point

  63. flanwagon says:
    (link)

    Also, drop Michael Young to roll the dice on Rendon?

  64. Russ says:
    (link)

    Ok Grey this is a trade I was offered. I’m in a 10 team NL only league and I’m currently a few points back in 2nd. I need Wins and SBs and I’m crushing everyone with four closers and lots of power. I need Wins badly. This is the trade that hopefully will get me into 1st place…HELP!

    He gives me:
    Carlos Gomez – O-20 slump should I worry?
    Lincecum – I also need Ks

    For my
    Carl Crawford
    Jim Henderson – I have Kimbrel, Ziegler and Betancourt with a 21 save lead

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
      (link)

      @Russ: Gomez > Crawford. Lincecum = > wins than Henderson

      • Russ says:
        (link)

        @CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole: Thanks man. I really appreciate. I’ve been stewing over this trade for three hours and I know I need to do something, but is this the best I can do for Crawford and The Muppet man for my needs. SBs and Wins….I hope so…I’m going to accept it.

  65. flanwagon says:
    (link)

    So for 3B for the rest of season (total pts head-to-head) would you rather have:
    Michael Young
    Rendon
    Arenado
    or Kelly Johnson

    Those are just about the best options out there.

  66. Roscoe says:
    (link)

    Both Gallardo and Haren are available on waivers. Who would you pick up?

    • Russ says:
      (link)

      @Roscoe: Haren…Gallardo may not return

  67. Bubba says:
    (link)

    Well…I’m in 2nd position overall in my keeper, 5×5, 12 team league thanks to my offense…(no thanks to Hamilton)…

    I need to get depth in my SP rotation…who had an absolutely horrendous week last week…it seems like when they got shelled they all get shelled…but the opposite has been true and while my ERA overall seems high due to just awful weeks…if you look week to week…I’ve quietly done pretty damn well thus far.

    Generally, given my dominate offense, my current strategy is to out research the other league managers…(and this is where Razzball has helped!)…so…while my top guys aren’t as strong…I typically make up for it in the back end of my rotation with later add ons…even so, coming into the playoffs…I’d like to…no…really NEED to…strengthen the top quarter of my staff.

    Current SPs:

    Gio G.
    Latos
    Leake
    Cashner
    Griffin
    Miguel Gonzalez (sigh)
    Wily Peralta
    Jacob Turner
    Kluber
    Wheeler (generally don’t like Rookies…case in point)

    On our waiver wire someone in last place just dropped Cole Hamels…also…there’s Gaudin, Tyson Ross, McCarthy, Stults, and Henderson Alvarez…

    I have waiver wire money to burn in this league…should I jump all over Hamels and spend?? He seems like a perfect fit for me at this point going into the playoffs…he’s trending upward on a not so good team.

    So…who should I switch out for Hamels? AND…are there any other pitchers to switch out of my lineup for the waiver wire pitchers (Wheeler for Gaudin or Ross? for example)

    Thanks

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
      (link)

      @Bubba: Yeah, you need Hamels. Peralta, Gonzalez or Cashner…they’re all streamers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Hamels over Turner, Gaudin over Gonzalez…

  68. Papajeansegura says:
    (link)

    should i start Fowler vs. mets, Matt Carpenter vs. Kershaw, or Morse vs. Josh johnson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      What does the Hitter-Tron say? I’d go Carpenter

  69. booya says:
    (link)

    Would you start Straily @ cincy tonight in a H2H league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Nope

  70. ThE sHiT says:
    (link)

    @Grey: Coming up on my limit for moves, have about 15 left. I want to save some for the playoffs in case i need to stream (H2H league). That being said, the last two guys in my rotation are Kennedy and Alex Wood. You like Kluber ROS better than either of those two? It seems theyre all pretty much matchup guys. It doesnt appear Wood will have an innings cap.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Kluber over Kennedy in away games, look to see Padres H2H playoff schedule… If not, then Kluber over Wood

  71. Lob Ball says:
    (link)

    Not much on the waiver wire for a Jennings replacement. Go with Smoak, Jay, Ibanez, or Morse?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Jay

  72. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
    (link)

    LaTroy Hawkins? Joe Smith? Someone’s trolling for saves. Watch out for the impending brain freeze…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Hawkins…Yup!

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
        (link)

        @Grey: I’m not asking for me, just commenting on your speculating as mentioned above. I’ve dealt with enough brain freezes, thank you very much.

        You like Joe Smith as the next in line in Cleveland? Interesting. I just assumed that Francona was throwing darts between him, Allen, and Shaw.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Yeah, Smith… But Francona could be throwing darts… I just dropped Smith though in the one league I grabbed him because I needed a hitter without Brown and Jennings

  73. Jeff Dalli says:
    (link)

    Hey! I’m new to the site and am loving it so far. Anyways, quick question. I’m in a 12 team auction keeper league where I have Wil Myers for $3 and Madison Bumgarner for $24. Another player has Shelby Miller and Oscar Taveras for $8 each. I am out of the running, whereas he is competing for the championship.
    What do you think of this potential trade, considering it costs $5 more than the original price to keep a player for next year (Taveras and Miller = $13 to keep, Myers = $8, Bumgarner = $29)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Thanks! I’d do Bum for Taveras, I wouldn’t do Myers in a trade…

  74. nightpandas says:
    (link)

    Keeper league, would you trade Dom Brown for J Zimm?

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
      (link)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      It’s fair

  75. Alejandro says:
    (link)

    Neil Walker or Daniel Murphy to replace Howie?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Murphy

  76. Jack Full of Hate says:
    (link)

    Wilmer Flores getting the call up, worth a shot?

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
      (link)

      @Jack Full of Hate: I’m an idiot, I read it last night and forgot it was in the article, nothing to see here, keep moving

  77. Teblow! says:
    (link)

    Hello Grey.

    Mustsuckass or P. Alvarez ROS?

    Thanks much.

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
      (link)

      @Teblow!: Have you compared their stats?

      • Teblow! says:
        (link)

        @CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole: An understandable question. I am happy to say I have actually had Alvarez for a while and have been riding him at 3B and Util and I realize that to date he has been a much better hitter than Suckass. However, I am waiting for the eventual slow down which we all know will happen, and perhaps Suckass could be in line for a better August, just in time for our H2H Playoffs. I don’t own Suckass and from Grey’s response I will not be owning him. Many thanks for the question though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Alvarez

  78. Chicken Dinner says:
    (link)

    Is Quentin droppable? Wouldn’t mind having a streamer spot. Start 5 OF’s Harper, Aoki, Arcia, Ruf, EYJ

    • Chicken Dinner says:
      (link)

      @Chicken Dinner: T.Ross, JJay are available

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Yup

  79. Teddy Heater says:
    (link)

    Grey,
    You didn’t miss much on Ray Donovan, kind of an in between episode. More of teaser than a spoiler……….

    The friction between Ray & Mick came to a head and the FBI agent went on a nice little “trip”, but he’s not backing off.

    Time Warner is a bunch of fugazzi’s!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Ha, thanks

  80. Man Bear Puig says:
    (link)

    Grey,

    So I just lost Jennings to the DL and HanRam/CarGo for who knows how long. I have plenty of OF to fill in, but Kazoo Franklin is my backup SS and hes been ice cold lately so I picked up a hot Drew to start.

    1) Should I roll with Franklin or Drew? Will drop the other
    2) Now that I have an extra bench spot with Jennings on the DL, is Lawrie worth grabbing now that hes hot or should I stash Bogaerts?
    3) No thre…
    4)Should I say screw the extra bench player (considering I have bench bats although they are hurt) and grab Porcello?

    Thanks man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      1) Franklin 4) Grab Porcello

  81. Homer says:
    (link)

    @Grey

    A reference to Black Sheep AND Home Team … in the same line?!
    If I didn’t heart you before I certainly do now.

    Rank ‘em for this week: Kuroda, Fister or Beachy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Ha, thanks!

  82. ROBHALLA says:
    (link)

    START Latos vs A’s ?

    ROS at SS Asdrubal , Drew , Castro ? 10 team roto

    Thanks man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Start Latos… Asdrubal

  83. Homer says:
    (link)

    Let’s try that last line again:

    Rank ‘em for This week: Kuroda, Fister, Beachy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      You did

  84. Russ says:
    (link)

    Gray for rest of the year for wins who do you like better

    Lincecum or Chatwood

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Lincecum

  85. Russ says:
    (link)

    Grey

    Spellcheck sorry man

    Lincecum or Chatwood for wins/ks for rest of year.

  86. L-Boogie says:
    (link)

    Regardless of position, who do you like better for HR and RBI ROS, Gattis or hardy?

    Thanks dude.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Hardy

  87. Juice_0321 says:
    (link)

    My Ajax and Lester for his Shark and Balfour?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Sounds solid

  88. Malarkey says:
    (link)

    Ludwick seems to be on target to return next week; what should we expect from him ROS? Is he worth a stash?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Maybe 5 homers and a .240 average… I’m not stashing him…

      • Juice_0321 says:
        (link)

        @Grey: Thats all you are expecting? Most sources say he could be someone to take you to title town. No?

          • Juice_0321 says:
            (link)

            @Grey: Do yo recommend Arcia? I wasted a move on Ludwick!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
              (link)

              Arcia is fine if he’s hot, just hold Ludwick for now if you already have him

        • HandOfGaudin says:
          (link)

          @Juice_0321: most sources have their heads up their asses… Not at razzball… We have our heads up EACHOTHERS asses…

          • Grey

            Grey says:
            (link)

            Ha!

          • Juice_0321 says:
            (link)

            @HandOfGaudin: Noted! Love it!

  89. CJ says:
    (link)

    Hey Grey,

    Thanks for all the advice, and the funny.
    Got a question for you. I’m in a 16 team head to head points league for pretty big money, and a manager that’s out of the playoffs just made the following trade with a manager who is very much in the playoffs. The commissioner rubber stamped the trade and it went through. It’s my first time in this particular league, and I’m livid. Am I wrong?

    Team Out Gave up:
    Adrian Gonzalez, Ben Zobrist, Matt Latos
    Team in Gave up:
    James Loney, Starlin Castro, Christian Yelich, and Aaron Hill.

    The kicker? Team out already has Cano at 2b, so Hill is riding the bench. Yelich would already be on the bench except that I called the trade out and the manager put him in over Soriano & BJ upton (who admittedly sucks balls).
    Am I wrong to protest?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      No problem…. That trade is horrible and smells of collusion, but I don’t veto trades… I’d find a different league though for next year…

      • CJ says:
        (link)

        @Grey:

        Ya, I hear you. I wouldn’t normally object to a trade when both managers still have interest in the league, even if someone exercises terrible judgement. But since it’s not a keeper league and he’s out, there’s really no other way to interpret it but for collusion or extreme apathy. Anyway, thanks for the reply!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Yeah, the trade makes no logical sense… Are you sure he doesn’t own both teams?

  90. mraccoe says:
    (link)

    Need more pitching depth for this year… although it’s a keeper league, thinking about trading Verlander for Latos and Santana. I’d drop either Lester or Erasmo to make room

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      I’d do that and lose Lester…

  91. SMLV1 says:
    (link)

    Ziegler or Farq? Who holds the closer gig longest?

    and

    Eric Young or Rajai Davis ROS steals and overall production?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Ziegler, but it’s a toss up… Rajai

  92. nightpandas says:
    (link)

    Where does CC slot for next year? I was just offered him for Rendon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Around a fantasy number three… Maybe around 130 overall…

  93. HandOfGaudin says:
    (link)

    Cody Allen getting the save if a chance arises… Save chasers get your asses to the wire!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Awesome heads up!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Source?

      • HandOfGaudin says:
        (link)

        @Grey: Perez and smith pitched three days straight. Gotta be Allen right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Oh, I thought someone said that… Gotcha… Yeah, could be Allen tonight if a save comes up…

          • HandOfGaudin says:
            (link)

            @Grey: what, my word isnt good enuff!? Haha i keed, i keed.. you can thank me later though! :)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
              (link)

              I thanked you already, no? You trying to get extra thanks?

              • HandOfGaudin says:
                (link)

                @Grey: hehe, im greedy y’all!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
                  (link)

                  Hehe, you are!

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
                    (link)

                    @Grey: Dierkes said that last night

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
                      (link)

                      Gotcha

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
                    (link)

                    @Grey: nathan and Janseen have both gone 3 days in a row, Cecil and Schepps?

                    • HandOfGaudin says:
                      (link)

                      source confirmed!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
                      (link)

                      Ha!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
                      (link)

                      Yup… We should do this every day, I like this info….

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
                    (link)

                    @Grey: if we do it every day we need a term for streaming saves

                    • HandOfGaudin says:
                      (link)

                      Agreed with the both of you!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
                      (link)

                      That’s straight SAGNOF, yo!

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
                    (link)

                    @Grey: funny if you play in a yahoo league it doesn’t work very well because you have to make the move before midnight….yahoo sucks

                    • HandOfGaudin says:
                      (link)

                      @Jack Full of Hate: yahoo is so simple… And i like that. But it does take away from things like streaming last minute. Pros and cons for everything i guess..

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
                      (link)

                      Yeah, Yahoo does suck, no idea why it’s more popular than ESPN… Strictly the game play, obviously

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
                    (link)

                    @Grey: uncut SAGNOF….SAGNOF scraps

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
                      (link)

                      SAGNOF: The Director’s Cut

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
                    (link)

                    @Grey: “I went a little SAGNOFiopathic today and streamed Cody Allen”

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
                      (link)

                      I found out my reliever situation is strictly SAGNOFsomatic and I feel much better.

                    • HandOfGaudin says:
                      (link)

                      Slaving for Saves!

                • Jack Full of Hate says:
                  (link)

                  @HandOfGaudin: @HandOfGaudin: it’s reflective of it’s writers and players? good for football though

                  • HandOfGaudin says:
                    (link)

                    @Jack Full of Hate: they are so lazy, its ridiculous.. and they NEVER get their football picks right! like 1-13 every week..

  94. the hungary hippo says:
    (link)

    Only have to endure 5 more games of Longo in interleague play! Does anyone hate interleague play more than him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Why is that?

      • Wilsonian says:
        (link)

        @Grey: he’s been hot garbage for the past month. Check the stats.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          @Wilsonian: Not sure what interleague has to do with it though…

          • Wilsonian says:
            (link)

            @Grey: the Rays have been playing a ton of Interleague games. I’m guessing he’s just attributing his prolonged slump to that. They’ve gone D’Backs, Giants, D’Backs, Dodgers and he’s barely got on base in the first two series.

      • Wilsonian says:
        (link)

        @Grey: .183 avg, 4 HRs, 10 RBIs, 1 SB over the last 30 days.

        • Wilsonian says:
          (link)

          @Wilsonian: oh, and he’s 1 for his last 19.

  95. donpre says:
    (link)

    Which 3rd basemen you prefer: freese, Chavez, or lawrie

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Lawrie

  96. FillyP says:
    (link)

    Only got 4 moves left on the season with 4 weeks to go.

    1) Drop Wilhelmsen for Farquhar? Pretty solid peripherals, and the M’s are fucking with Tom. He’s starting for AAA.. huh? Perkins and Cishek are my other two relievers. Grilli is also available and clears waivers Friday…

    2) Need to activate Dom. Who should I drop? Leaning Ogando.. although Straily and Leake are other options. Or, drop Wilhelmsen and sit tight on picking up another reliever. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      1) Sure 2) Straily

      • FillyP says:
        (link)

        @Grey:

        I think I’m going to drop Ogando. Upcoming schedule is much better than Straily’s, but he’s been dreadful since coming back and Texas has other arms looming… thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Okay, cool…

  97. donpre says:
    (link)

    You think rajai Davis plays everyday? If so do I drop mike Morse for him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      If you need steals, it doesn’t matter if he plays every day… He’ll play enough to be more valuable than Morse…

      • donpre says:
        (link)

        @Grey: rajai Davis or aoki?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Davis

          • donpre says:
            (link)

            @Grey: what you think of Wilmer Flores? Worth a pickup instead of m morse. Mets finally call him up today after he tore it up all year in aaa. FYI Im looking for someone to replace what I lost in wright

            • Grey

              Grey says:
              (link)

              Yeah, give him a whirl

              • donpre says:
                (link)

                @Grey: last one: xander bogaerts or e andrus
                Thanks

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
                  (link)

                  Andrus

  98. Zach says:
    (link)

    10 team H2H. Should I drop Franklin for Lawrie? What’s wrong with Franklin anyway?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Yup… He’s struggling…Happens to every hitter…

      • Zach says:
        (link)

        @Grey: Thanks Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          No problem

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
      (link)

      @Zach: Baseball

  99. Steve Stevenson says:
    (link)

    Ramos or Gregerson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Gregerson, apples and oranges though

  100. Van says:
    (link)

    I hate to be that guy, asking for trade advice 15 hours after the story was posted but… well whatever.

    I got offered Machado for my Shields or Latos. I have Braun SSPD and now Wright on the DL. I picked up Prado last week to maybe cover for Braun (not that he has been great anyway) so I slipped him in 3B. Is Machado enough of an upgrade to bother? I know he is a keeper, but I am looking to win this year.

    10 team H2H weekly POINTS league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      I’d take Machado for Shields…

      • Van says:
        (link)

        @Grey:

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          No problem

  101. Aero says:
    (link)

    wow, this must be the worst I’ve seen HItter-Tron rank Chris Davis yet! $4.3 @SD(Volquez).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Petco ain’t a pretty ballpark for hitters

      • OaktownSteve says:
        (link)

        @Grey:

        Bud stream tonight.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          I’m streaming him, yuppers… Smoak worked out last night too, going for two days in a row with him vs. Johnson…

          • OaktownSteve says:
            (link)

            @Grey:

            I like it. I hit on Villar but not much else yesterday.

            • HandOfGaudin says:
              (link)

              @OaktownSteve: think we need a prayer tiactagon…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
              (link)

              Villar and Rajai were both snatched off waivers and I had a lower priority…

              • OaktownSteve says:
                (link)

                @Grey:

                Bummer. Aybar should run a little for you though.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
                  (link)

                  Hoping so

  102. EK says:
    (link)

    Rank for H2H pts:

    Haren vs PHI 13.9
    Dempster @ HOU 12.2
    Quintana vs MIN 9.0
    Gee vs COL 7.9
    Jackson @ PHI 6.1
    Medlen @ WAS 5.0

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      I’d go with those rankings…

  103. Wilsonian says:
    (link)

    Parnell to the DL. Guess I’ll just add him to my list of Moore, Jennings, and possibly Hanley.

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
      (link)

      @Wilsonian: Want some fries with that?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Yup

  104. nightpandas says:
    (link)

    Per earlier comment, wondering if I should grab CC for Rendon. We keep 9 this year in my 15 team league, goes to 11 for 2014.

    Thinking I am keeping these 5: Braun, Tulo, Kinsler, Scherzer, Shields

    This is the maybe pile for the last 4:
    Arenado, Rendon, Dom Brown, Fowler, A Gordon, Yelich, CC, Wacha

    1. Good with the first 5?
    2. Which 4 would you keep from second pile?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Brown isn’t a maybe, he’s been better than two of your three hitters this year… Brown, Arenado, Fowler, Gordon…

  105. Wilsonian says:
    (link)

    In a keeper league where we have 1 franchise guy who is kept forever and 4 keepers who can only be kept for 2 years, would you deal Davis for someone like Stanton, Harper, JUp, if you’re still in it this year?

    H2H league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      What’s your 1st baseman look like if you trade Davis?

      • Wilsonian says:
        (link)

        @Grey: Fielder. I’d prefer to trade him, but I can’t get any bites, so Davis might be the only option.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          I’d take Stanton or Harper…

          • Wilsonian says:
            (link)

            @Grey: thanks, I may shoot out an offer. I just don’t know if I trust Davis as a keeper. I know Stanton hasn’t done shizz lately, but man he’s a sexy option. I do know this guy LOVES Stanton, too. His name is all over his Trapper Keeper and the inside of his locker.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
              (link)

              Ha!

  106. Ho Joe says:
    (link)

    I just traded away VMart/Myers/Shields to get Posey/Gomez/Teheran. This was a no brainer, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Yup

  107. tom says:
    (link)

    i am looking to offer alex gordon + a pitcher for justin upton. my pitchers are below…would any of these guys be too much to offer? do i have them ranked about right? 12 team h2h

    latos > j zimmermann > minor > garza > samardzija > parker > cingrani > g.cole

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      None are too much… I’d start at Zimmermann so not to insult the other guy…

  108. Fungazi says:
    (link)

    Hanley & Cargo banged up, would you add Smoak or Ruf to fill in H2H? BB & TB are two additional. Hittertron wasn’t too useful as they were both negative $. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Smoak

  109. Ambreen says:
    (link)

    So I am out of it. I offered the following two trades, in 5 keeper league with ops. Both could win the league and I can’t. The first is what I was sending and second is what he was sending me. Was it not enough or something?

    Jonathan Lucroy, Pedro Alvarez, José Bautista, Curtis Granderson, Martín Prado, Kenley Jansen

    for

    Nick Franklin, Bryce Harper, Billy Butler, Nate McLouth, Wei-Yin Chen

    SECOND TRADE

    Freddie Freeman, Alejandro De Aza, Mark Melancon, Doug Fister

    for

    David Freese, Adam Eaton, Matt Kemp, Ernesto Frieri

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Why are you mucking up the 1st trade with all of this other stuff? I’d send all of those guys for Franklin and Harper… Same with the 2nd… Send them all for Eaton and Kemp… They’re both fine for you if you’re out of it…

      • Matt says:
        (link)

        @Grey: We have limited moves. I was just making it match up. Good advice. Thanks

  110. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
    (link)

    Dom Brown just came back, my Outfielders are: Trout, Cutch, Rajai Davis and Alex Gordon? Who do i drop to activate Brown from DL? It’s basically between Gordon and Davis, Davis is decent and Gordon just blows but he’s batting cleanup now…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Davis, but it depends on needs…

  111. MasterofGrond says:
    (link)

    Had a sub 0.7 ERA last week in RCL.

    Cannot WAIT for Masterson to ruin all my ERA progress tonight.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Damn, nice work… How many IP?

      • MasterofGrond says:
        (link)

        52 2/3 I believe.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Very impressive

  112. matt says:
    (link)

    I threw Guthrie in points yesterday too.. then dropped him like humpty dumptey! Had a great fall.. and back to waiver land he went. ..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Haha

  113. Brian says:
    (link)

    If I have Myers and Buxton to give in OPS dynasty, is Votto a good target if I am battling for first this year? Seems Myers may not be THAT much worse than Joey V ROS.

    Thanks man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      I’d take Votto if I were struggling at 1st…

      • Brian says:
        (link)

        @Grey: Yea I got rizzo, E5 and morales.

  114. EK says:
    (link)

    Start/Sit
    Masterson vs DET
    H2H pts

    • MasterofGrond says:
      (link)

      @EK: I’m starting him, The Tigers aren’t quite as horrifyingly strong offensively on the road as they are at home and Masterswag has been light sout since his last blow up (against Detroit at home hilariously).

      Strong chance it goes absolutely tits up, though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Start

  115. Steven says:
    (link)

    Hey Grey,
    Last minute trade offers were proposed to me. What do you think?

    I have Lucroy,Fielder,Kinsler,Andrus,Zimmerman/Alvarez,Jupton,Choo,Hamilton,McCLouth
    Waino,Miller,Samardjida,Colon,Parker,Garza,Cole,Kimbrel,Uehara,Jannsen

    Heyward/Archer/Moore for my Jupton

    Cano/Simmons/Crisp for my Kinsler/Andrus/Miller

    Thoughts please?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Sounds solid, take it

      • Steven says:
        (link)

        @Grey: Which one lol??? two separate offers from two different owners

      • Grey

        Grey says:
        (link)

        @Grey: Sorry, Cano

  116. Aero says:
    (link)

    Hey OaktownSteve, I know the results haven’t been there yet, but does it look like Cespedes’ bat is swinging cleaner than the hacks you were warning us about a while back?

    • OaktownSteve says:
      (link)

      @Aero:

      Lately it’s been vulnerability to breaking stuff in the dirt. I haven’t really felt like a hot streak is imminent with him.

      • Aero says:
        (link)

        @OaktownSteve: Bummer. Thanks for the update. Hopefully he figures it out, and for my sake, quickly! My league starts playoffs early so as to avoid the malaise of the last couple of weeks of the season where good players on teams with nothing to play for sit a lot for youth development.

        • OaktownSteve says:
          (link)

          @Aero:

          A’s could use some production out of him.

  117. griff says:
    (link)

    Dynasty roto: Would you drop Ivan Nova for Rick Porcello?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Nah

  118. Amber says:
    (link)

    Hello, thank you in advance for your help

    How much will I regret it in keeper next year if I trade Braun for Ellsbury? I probably can only finish 2nd this year but don’t want to give up. OBP and SLG count in this one

    Appreciate it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Shouldn’t regret it at all…

  119. AJ says:
    (link)

    Better streamer for today ..Wiley vs Rays or Jackson @ Philly? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Jackson

  120. Jack Full of Hate says:
    (link)

    I got my dual wick 4times folded three post dripper tank last night….flavor nirvana with billowing clouds coming out

    per our previous conversation: SAGNOFiopath vs SAGNOFosomatic – when a player is so desperate for saves/steals that they will stream a potential handcuff when the current closer is due to sit after three straight days of pitching or when a speedster who is not a rosterable option is used becuase he is going against a pitcher/team/catcher that couldn’t throw out Jim Thome trying to steal 2nd…..which one wins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Is this what you have: http://bit.ly/156NQnD BTW, I just Googled Nirvana vapor and I found what I believe might be Nirvana: http://www.nirvanavapor.com/category-s/1632.htm I’m starting to jive with my iTaste at night and eGo-Twist during the day… I can’t get enough of Pure Pear… I wonder if Grimey’s tried this, I think he’ll flip his Grimey lid… I don’t think either SAGNOF one wins… They’re both kinda fair…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
        (link)

        @Grey: wow, what a website, I want to order them all and ask the Guru if he has any extra head gear.

        here is a pic of the one I got, and strangely the exact same mod, the K-100, this is not mine but is exactly like mine http://www.e-cigarette-forum.com/forum/attachments/rebuildable-atomizer-systems/222183d1371618933-my-first-truly-awesome-setup-igo-w-dripping-rba-20130618_120113_resized.jpg

        where can I got and who makes Pure Pear?

        I like them both, but like many terms and term winners we can agree to disagree.

        I also tried a caramel tobacco this weekend by Uncle Junk, not bad

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Don’t love tobacco flavors, which is odd b/c I smoked for 15 years… Higbrow makes Pure Pear… I gotta be honest, I have no idea what that photo is showing me…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
            (link)

            @Grey: cool, the closest vendor of high brow is in the OC, thanks a lot grey, now I have to drive to the OC

            I don’t care for tobacco flavors too much, but this wasn’t bad, it’s called John Wayne

            • Grey

              Grey says:
              (link)

              Don’t bring the tinted-out window hooptie to the OC, you will get pulled over…

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
                (link)

                @Grey: OC cops, ” you look sorta Mexican, pull over”

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
                  (link)

                  Yeah, that’s all it takes… If you tan too much, you’re in trouble… I went to school there, The Orange Curtain is no joke…

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
                    (link)

                    @Grey: @Grey: what school. I thought you went to BU?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
                      (link)

                      Grad school at Chapman…Downtown Old Orange

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
                    (link)

                    @Grey: I forget they have a real college in the oc. Why chapman?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
                      (link)

                      It was film school… They let you use the equipment… A lot of schools, like USC and UCLA, let one student direct while the rest of the students do menial jobs… I didn’t go to grad school to be an AD…

  121. Black & White says:
    (link)

    Grey, what are your thoughts on Danny Salazar? SON likes him this week even against Detroit. Have you gotten to watch him pitch enough to have an informed opinion?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      I like him, but not against the Tigers, no way would I mess with him there

  122. Pope says:
    (link)

    Grey, who would you rather have for an outfield spot?

    I currently own Yelich, but guys like L. Cain, C. Ross, K. Calhoun on the wire…

    Also, B. Miller or A. Escobar? Escobar is just rotting on the wire while I own Miller

    • Pope says:
      (link)

      @Pope: Venable’s out there too

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Ross for right now… I’d stick with Miller for right now…

      • Pope says:
        (link)

        @Grey: Thanks man

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          No problem

  123. Matt says:
    (link)

    Kemp or Bautista next year and beyond? slug, average and on base percentage are three of the cats

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Kemp

  124. Pete says:
    (link)

    Who would you drop to activate Dom Brown in a 12 team H2H points league?
    De Aza, Byrd, Arenado, Lawrie, Headley, or Bogaerts. I have Castro as my SS. I have Bruce, Gordon, Puig as my other OF’s and just need 4.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Byrd

  125. Pujlosed says:
    (link)

    Profar, brad miller, or Kelly Johnson. Can you rank ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Miller, Profar

      • Pujlosed says:
        (link)

        @Grey: does Xander change the order in roto once he comes up?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Yup

  126. Pope says:
    (link)

    Anyone streaming Kelly tonight at home vs. the Dodgers? Picked him up for his two start week but SON doesn’t like it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      I’d stream him in deeper mixed leagues, I am not though

      • Pope says:
        (link)

        @Grey: Cool, it’s a 12 teamer, H2H, figure I’d hope for the win and decent ERA after Perez destroyed what Kluber and Wainwright did yesterday. Thanks

  127. Brickroad says:
    (link)

    Year 2 of a 6 year keeper.. 12 team 5×5. Arenado and Fraizer aren’t gonna cut it down the stretch. Need some counting stats.

    Have strasburg/bumgarner/latos/ryu/beachy/porcello and leading strikeouts, era by sizeable margins with 450 innings left to be pitched.

    Rest of my team I will be keeping for sure is Goldschmidt, Adam Jones and Stanton.

    Can get Longo for my Strasburg. Do I pull the trigger?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      I’d go for it…

  128. SteveNZ says:
    (link)

    Just dropped Michael Saunders to start Venable.

    Watch Saunders go off on Josh Johnson.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      I had Saunders and Venable, but dropped Venable for Cody Allen for maybe a cheap save

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      No idea why ESPN’s saying Saunders is out of the lineup, he’s not playing?

      • SteveNZ says:
        (link)

        @Grey: According to the Daily lineup site that you guys link to he’s playing.

        I went with the Tron in the case of Saunders v Venable…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Yeah, I thought I saw he was playing too… Guess I’ll see…

  129. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
    (link)

    I saw your conversation with Jack and HOG and grabbed Cecil in a bunch of leagues at the last minute (and Scheppers in one). If it goes well, you guys rock. If not, a pox on all of your teams!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Haha… Yeah, hoping Allen pays off with a save today…

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
        (link)

        @Grey: I was tempted to go with Santos, but they’ll probably ease him back into the mix. Cecil better not revert to his sucktastic form of a couple of appearances ago. Maybe Janssen is smearing his goggles or something.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Yeah, I didn’t go with Cecil because I own him in July and he blew up a few times

  130. SteveNZ says:
    (link)

    Heyward out of the game already?

    • Silky says:
      (link)

      @SteveNZ: Yeah, Gattis is batting leadoff now hah!

  131. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
    (link)

    Heyward pulled with a neck issue after his first at bat. Dagnabbit! Sat AJax for him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Crap

  132. SteveNZ says:
    (link)

    And Yelich with the single and steal…

    • Pope says:
      (link)

      @SteveNZ: Well yeah because I just dropped him before the games started

  133. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
    (link)

    Kluber to the DL with a sprained finger?!!! What? Ahhhhhh!!!!

  134. herschel says:
    (link)

    @Grey: salazar, parker or erasmo this season only?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Salazar

      • herschel says:
        (link)

        @Grey: salazar over meija too?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Yup

  135. SteveNZ says:
    (link)

    Damn, wouldn’t have minded Masterson getting lit up there. Against him this week.

    Which I guess explains why he wasn’t…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      I wouldn’t mind it either and I own him in one league

      • SteveNZ says:
        (link)

        @Grey: Ohhh, he gettin’ it now.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Don’t have him in any leagues… Harper and Teheran nearly came to fisticuffs…

    • MasterofGrond says:
      (link)

      @SteveNZ: Felt a PTSD flashback coming on, memories of his last start vs. DET.

      Eesh, hate watching my guys pitch but I do it anyway.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
        (link)

        It’s so painful watching your guys, right?

  136. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
    (link)

    Masterson just escaped a bases-loaded, no-out jam with a clean inning. Impressive.

  137. poop says:
    (link)

    dang…kluber to the DL with finger sprain.

    • poop says:
      (link)

      searc@poop: oops damn search button didn’t work

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Yup

  138. hankp says:
    (link)

    Crap, do we try to hold Kluber or just let him go?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Let him go

  139. A-Ram Baller says:
    (link)

    I have a Log Jam in the outfield (Puig, Myers, J Upton, Bautista, Holliday) and Johnny Perlata. I also have Salvador Perez. It’s H2H. I just traded Bautista and Holliday for Napoli, Rollins and Samardzija. Good deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Not really

      • A-Ram Baller says:
        (link)

        It was either that or Bautista and Myers for Reyes and CJ Wilson and I wasn’t doing that. I needed upgrades at Pitcher,Catcher and needed a SS better than Zach Cozart. I’ll sacrifice the 10 more HRs Bautista will have the rest of the season.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Gotcha

  140. FrankGrimes says:
    (link)

    Along with AuShizzz which two would you keep: Adam Jones, JUp or Kemp?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Jones, Upton

  141. You Should Sue Shin-Soo Choo, Shouldn't You? says:
    (link)

    Guys, it’s my fault. Each time I put Heyward into the lineup, he goes on the DL in the first active game. Here I was thinking, “You can only sprain a vagina so many times!” But, he finds a way. Heyward finds a way.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      HA!

  142. SteveNZ says:
    (link)

    Look at Rollins making himself useful. Bit more of this second half would be very nice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Agreed, he did have a solid 2nd half last year too…

      • SteveNZ says:
        (link)

        @Grey: Be good if Prince started to do stuff too. been underwhelming since I traded for him…

  143. MasterofGrond says:
    (link)

    And there it is.

    Damn it Masterswag.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Yeah, that sucked…

  144. Nepalese boxscorer #2 says:
    (link)

    Longtime listener, first-time caller here. Great mustachioed one: many thanks for running an awesome site. A la McLuhan, I enjoy my daily Razzball bath each morning.

    Currently sitting in a distant second in a 12-team 5×5 (OPS, QS) roto league (non-keeper). A rotating door of mediocrity at 1B and 2B and generally disappointing performance from early-round picks J-Upton and Stanton have me behind in HRs and RBIs, not to mention AVG.

    I have a strong outfield though with A.Jones and Choo and managed to pick up Cespedes, Granderson, and Heyward (doh! just saw the injury as I was typing this!) after exasperated owners dropped them last month, and am looking to swap an OF for a solid 2B. Potential targets include Cano and Kipnis, A Hill is also a possibility. Would Stanton for Cano be fair?–both have struggled the past few weeks but could still put up good numbers. Would I be crazy to deal Stanton for Kipnis? Would be a reasonable offer for Hill? Any advice would be appreciated!

    C : C Santana
    1B : Smoak
    2B: M Ellis
    3B: Zimmerman
    SS: Segura
    OF: J Upton, Stanton, A Jones
    Util: Choo
    Bench: Heyward, Granderson, Cespedes

    SP: Harvey, Greinke, Zimmermann, Cingrani, Fister
    RP: Mujica, Henderson, Gregg, Farquhar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Ha, no problem… I’d take Cano, wouldn’t deal for Kipnis w/ Stanton… For Hill, I’d give Heyward…

      • Nepalese boxscorer #2 says:
        (link)

        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          No problem

  145. Steve says:
    (link)

    ROS pitchers – List in order please…. Turner, A. Wood, Delgado, Santiago.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Wood, Turner, Delgado… These aren’t rest of the season pitchers

  146. Pope says:
    (link)

    EJax stream not going well, Philly is mauling him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Yeah, killing me in an NL-Only

  147. Jon says:
    (link)

    Starting Medlen @ WAS or Delgado vs TB tomorrow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Both…If only one… Delgado

  148. Shoop Da Whoop says:
    (link)

    Ryan Zimmerman… never again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      So yawnstipating…

      • FrankGrimes says:
        (link)

        @Grey: shit why am I being patient with him all year and chris Johnson leads the NL in batting oh yea I’m a big dummy.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Grimey! You were mentioned above…

          • FrankGrimes says:
            (link)

            @Grey: what? no way! sweet…wait what did I do?

          • FrankGrimes says:
            (link)

            @Grey: I haven’t tried that one yet but I will on your recommendation. Love pear! I went sample cray cray so I decided to vape all these before buying more flavors. I have a lychee pear that’s nice. I do like the tobacco ry4 as well gives me the cig taste every once in a while.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
              (link)

              Pear seems to translate really well… I don’t really like pears, per se, either… Easily the best flavor I have right now…

  149. Fish says:
    (link)

    Freaking E-Jax. Depending on the spot start quality of Peralta, I might end up hitting the “eject” button for the week and rolling Salazar out there tomorrow just for the hell of it.

    If you’re already pissing in the wind, why stop?

    • Fish says:
      (link)

      @Fish: *roll*

      (stupid grammatical mistake I catch only after hitting the submit button)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Yeah, I’d do the same…

  150. Snake Hips says:
    (link)

    Kelly Jo or stash Xander for my MI?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Xander

  151. AJ says:
    (link)

    Lefty Santiago vs the Yanks 2marrow? Good Stream?? Travis Wood, Medlen, Delgado, Deduno, Salazar also available for pick up

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      I’d go Santiago

  152. w/ Soriano at the dish — trashed superfan at US Cellular screaming: “they’re just jealous A-rod!!!” …

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      HA

  153. Whiskey Diet says:
    (link)

    Who would you add over Frazier in a 12 teamer h2h as a bench bat…Can you rank your Top 3? Needs aside (if that’s even possible?)

    Byrd
    Saunders
    Smoak
    Rajai
    Wallace
    Ruf
    Ross
    Belt
    Moss
    Arenado

    danke schoen

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Rajai, Ross, Arenado

      • goodfold2 says:
        (link)

        @FrankGrimes: i’m telling ya wallace is heating up, he could be easily worth more than ross for ROS. For whisky diet, see the first episode of Whitest Kids U Know. Good stuff.

        • FrankGrimes says:
          (link)

          @goodfold2: I should dump Zimmerman for him. I’m going to see if someone owns him it’s getting to desperation time in H2H points leagues. I’ve lost three in a row and sitting at .500

  154. goodfold2 says:
    (link)

    now with kluber gone he’ll take aramis’s Dl spot in a few days. who of these SP is better. i’m not dropping kluber in 16 team league with the waiver crap that is out there. i’ll pick one of these up early next week.
    milone (is getting a start in like a week)
    capuano (not using him this week)
    richards
    alvarez
    fife
    2. good time to pick up hawkins for dropping aardvark i’m guessing too, right?

    • goodfold2 says:
      (link)

      @goodfold2: mcallister’s in there too for

      • goodfold2 says:
        (link)

        @goodfold2: for 2. is hawkins better than de fratus?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      1. Those terrible… Depends how badly you need a starter, and I’d go by matchups… 2. Let’s see him close it first

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      2. Yeah, go Hawkins

      • goodfold2 says:
        (link)

        @Grey: 2.hawkins started good, ended bad. 1 stream spot then. got it.

        • goodfold2 says:
          (link)

          @goodfold2: i did stash niese yesterday, so that’ll probably be better than these bums. I’m assuming this guy who F’ed up K.C. today is just some newbie bum, not good, right?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
            (link)

            He’s garbage, yeah

  155. SteveNZ says:
    (link)

    Piss off Big Papi. Hate playing against him.

    • SteveNZ says:
      (link)

      @SteveNZ: NOW Franklin takes a walk. Sheesh.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
        (link)

        You can’t get rid of Franklin?

        • SteveNZ says:
          (link)

          @Grey: Yeah, just haven’t got around to it. Benched though.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
            (link)

            Gotcha

  156. SteveNZ says:
    (link)

    Of course I dropped Gomes before play today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Always happens like that

  157. Dave says:
    (link)

    You like E5 over Yu and Kershaw in keeper too? OPS/QS/K league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Not over Kershaw

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Ha!

    • Comma says:
      (link)

      @SteveNZ: perfect. Now can I drop this clown?

  158. Jiggy Nits says:
    (link)

    Rendon or Flores ROS roto 5×5 with BB instead of R

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Flores

  159. Matt says:
    (link)

    What order would you target these guys in dynasty when trading Buxton?

    Sale, Scherzer, Price

    league has quality starts too

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Scherzer, Price

      • Matt says:
        (link)

        @Grey: So Buxton > Sale in dynasty for you?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Nope… Sale’s just last of those three… I’d trade Buxton for any of them

  160. SteveNZ says:
    (link)

    Sonavabenched by Martin. Damn.

    Benched him to start Venable in the RCL…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      I dropped him too soon… Sad emoticon

  161. Alejandro says:
    (link)

    you think BJ is woth a pickup now? he’s been doing really well since he got back from the DL. have Brantley and Cespedes in the OF.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Yup

  162. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
    (link)

    Ross 3 run jack…lost Cruz an starting him until my Bruce trade goes through. Nice!

    • Pope says:
      (link)

      @JoeMorgan’sMustache: Picked him up today too (thanks to Grey) definitely a good call

      • Pope says:
        (link)

        @Pope: And Bruce had a bomb today too

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      I got him too!

  163. ferris says:
    (link)

    in nl-only

    what do you think about floating

    Miguel Montero
    beachy (nl-only so could have nice value)
    for
    lucroy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Sounds fine

  164. Pope says:
    (link)

    Robbie Grossman? I know you said as your Last Will & Testament reads, “Being of sound mind and body, I, Grey Coolio Albright can’t recommend picking up Grossman,” but damn, he’s putting up some stats

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      I know, I almost picked him up today too…

      • Pope says:
        (link)

        @Grey: With a MI of Cano, Castro, Altuve, would you drop Miller for him? Thinking I might as well till he cools off

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Yup

          • Pope says:
            (link)

            @Grey: Hopefully he stays hot. Thanks

            • Grey

              Grey says:
              (link)

              No problem

  165. SteveNZ says:
    (link)

    Goldy is having about as good a day as you can have, without having got a hit yet.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Love those steals!

  166. SteveNZ says:
    (link)

    So looks like all Johnson needed to get going was for my opponent to pick him up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Ha

  167. Bruce LeRoy says:
    (link)

    Senor grey. With Bumpkiss and charlie master Estrada comimg off the dl tomorrow drop kendrick, mccallister, deduno chapwood or miguel gonzalez? Or let estrada walk the plank?

    • Bruce LeRoy says:
      (link)

      Head to head keeper w 14 minors.. dumb rule allows sp’s with less than 300 innings minor league eligibility. An abundance of these scrubs gaurantees wins k’s amd quality starts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Kendrick, Chatwood

  168. Mrobs says:
    (link)

    Hey grey,

    just got offered Hamels or Weaver plus Kelly Johnson and Soriano

    for my

    Adrian Gonzalez and Brett Gardner

    You like either deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      I’d take Weaver and Soriano if I need pitching…

      • mrobs says:
        (link)

        @Grey: @Grey: Took it. Thanks as always!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          No problem

  169. HandOfGaudin says:
    (link)

    Cisnero came in in (stutterer!) the 6th…. Im thinkin porter is gonna be dumb enough to give fields the job.. and ill be dumb enough to add him. i had cisnero tonight, why no go all out marmolicious?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Don’t go near Fields, you’ll regret it…

      • HandOfGaudin says:
        (link)

        @Grey: “Dont put your finger in the light socket, prez.. Dont do it! Dont doo..” ZAP!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          I’m gonna have to cover those sockets.

  170. Comma says:
    (link)

    What to do with Papelbon? Guy is a tool in life and in the stat box…..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      You just gotta ride it out

  171. Fungazi says:
    (link)

    So reports are that now Rockies are considering putting Cargo on the DL, contrary to what they said yesterday, but in line with what they said the day before. Dam, Desmond Jennings must have this guy on his fantasy team too because I know I’ve strained my middle finger a few times since all this.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Ha!

  172. John says:
    (link)

    Which SS should I sell to buy low on starlin? Alexei or Prado?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Prado

  173. Slava says:
    (link)

    Was thinking of streaming Chacin tomorrow against the Mets. Any idea why stream-o-nator isn’t loving this guy on the road with the stats he’s had?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      I’d go for it…

  174. cheerio says:
    (link)

    14 team

    Miggy – Cannot be kept

    Or

    Machado – Keep 14th round
    Mujica – Keep 13th round

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      For this year or future years? It’s fair

  175. ThE sHiT says:
    (link)

    @Grey: I need a ROS 2B. Only 16 moves left. I have LeMahieu. Any of Green, Beckham, Profar, Tejada, Rendon, or Dozier any better than what i have?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      I’d hold my moves there

  176. ThE sHiT says:
    (link)

    @Grey: Also, who do you like better for SS, Simmons or Hardy? I can drop one of them and pick up Leonys.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Simmons

      • ThE sHiT says:
        (link)

        @Grey: Who do you like better, Yelich or Leonys?

  177. SF says:
    (link)

    Cody Ross, Morse, or Smoak ROS?

  178. t moore says:
    (link)

    RAZZBALL NEWS FLASH!!!

    GOMES SIGNS WITH MAGPIES!!

    Story to follow…

Comments are closed.