Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+

First, a story.  There was a young boy named Donkey Dong Jr. who worked at the barrel station of Niagara Falls.  He would rent barrels to tourists who wanted to go over the waterfalls in a barrel that was deemed to flimsy to hold wine in Napa Valley.  Then, one day, Robert Juiced Manfred showed up at his barrel station with a truck filled with baseballs that he was bringing back over the border from Guatemala.  See, he drove north from Guatemala, and Waze had him detour through Canada and back into the U.S.–Nevertheless!  R.J. Manfred stopped for some pop, and Donkey Dong Jr. said, “You’ve come to the right place,” and grabbed a barrel with his hands, swung it as hard as he could and hit every baseball in that truck 5,000 feet right back to Guatemala.  For pop, Donkey Dong Jr. said, “I love to barrel up.”  Fin.  So, Joey Gallo was the lead buy in an April Buy column.  Don’t like to double up on guys in a year, but here we are because you people are slow as molasses dripping down Robert De Niro’s face in Awakenings.  Gallo has 50-homer power, and is currently in some kind of zone not seen since McGwire stopped sticking needles into pre-peach-tinted Sammy Sosa.  How is he not owned in 50% of leagues?  Don’t answer, grab him!   Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Welington Castillo – I almost wrote his name as Beef Catsouppo, which would be the name of my restaurant in Paris if I had a lot of money.  I’d open Beef Catsouppo, serve the absolute worst American fare bathed in ketchup.  All the waiters would be American, but would speak loudly and in a terrible French accent.  Not to be a successful restaurant, but just to stick it to the French a little bit.

Rhys Hoskins – I just gave you my Rhys Hoskins fantasy.  It was written while I pronounced his name in my head as “Rice.”

C.J. Cron – If The Sciosciapath has his way, Cron will never get hot because he’ll bench him right as he starts heating up.  Unfortch, The Sciosciapath is his manager, so that cramps the ol’ style a little.

Garrett Cooper – To me, he feels like Matt Adams.  “How does ‘formerly squishy’ feel?”  That’s my shrink reading my column to me.

Ryon Healy – Must be nice to be in a league where Healy is available.  In my house, Heelys aren’t even available, because I’m wearing them!

Wilmer Flores – “Hello, this is 1-800-Flores, we cry when you cry, how may I direct your call?  Are you saying peonies?  Or you’ve had an accident at a urinal?”  Flores should play 2nd or 3rd with Dominic Smith being called up, but there’s a little risk here.  Oh, and I gave you my Dominic Smith fantasy this morning.  I’m a giver, snitches!

Howie Kendrick – If Dusty Baker were the Hitter-Tron, Kendrick would be the top ranked guy every day and that toothpick would be metal.

Jose Pirela – Every time I see this guy’s name I think of him in an Amish carriage with a Porsche emblem on the front while Ezequiel Carrera runs alongside screaming, “Thief!”

Tim Beckham – We’ve had about sixteen (two) posts over the last week focused on you picking up Beckham.  If you click a player’s name, you’ll see their most recent posts.  It’s magic!  Plus, it earns me approximately .00000001 of a cent.

Cesar Hernandez – He’s been like a poor man’s Inciarte.  I will call him, InTSArte.

Kolten Wong – Imagine if Gallo and Kolten were to marry, then he’d be Donkey Wong Jr.  I have no idea who the ‘he’ is in that sentence.

Nicky Delmonico – I know, I know, he’s not great, but, as Teddy KGB would say, check it, pervodkasha, there’s a ton of MI buys, but not really a lot of great corner options, so you need alligator blood.

Ketel Marte – Okay, correcting Teddy KGB on one thing.  There’s a few 2nd basemen to grab, but shortstops aren’t deep in the Buys, i.e., check it, pervodkasha, but Ketel is a vodka too.

Ozzie Albies – We’re rich in upside here, but now is not exactly the time you want to be waiting around for upside.  In June?  Sure.  In August, give me guys producing.  With that said (Grey’s making a u-turn!), I’d try to hold Albies for a few more games to see if he can do something.

Amed Rosario – See what I said 1/8th of an inch above, or five inches above if talking to a girl.

Jarrod Dyson – In our RCL leagues, Dyson is owned in 80% of leagues (ownership numbers are on all of our tools — ew).  80% owned is about right.  Guess how many leagues Dyson’s owned in ESPN leagues, in general.  I’m gonna say cut your guess in half and then in half again.  He’s owned in 18% of leagues!  And that’s up 5% in the last day!  He’s going to steal 40 bases this year.  Steals are that abundant that you can’t use some SAGNOF?

Manuel Margot – From the vibes I’m getting, I like Margot a lot more than most of you.  He’s on a 162-game pace for 20/20 season with a .270 average.  Mike Cameron called and said, “Was happy to coach him, but I can’t take credit for that average.”

Cameron Maybin – “I ain’t never ran from nothin’ without getting injured.”  That’s Cameron Maybin impersonating Vince Staples.  Then Norf Norf Mom starts crying, “But I need Maybin to steal!”

Matt Belisle – There’s a ton of closers I own right now where I’m hexagonally praying that they wait until October 2nd to resort to being garbage.  You know, one day after the season ends.

Shane Greene – The crazy thing, Greene’s putting up numbers where he’s making a case to be a Donkeycorn and drafted next year as such.  By the way, don’t ever say ‘as such’ out loud or anyone nearby has the right to punch you.

Blake Treinen – Has been passable, which sounds worse than it is, kinda like pulchritudinous.

Tyler Clippard – Fun fact!  According to Ancestry.com, Clippard is six cousins removed from being related to a Supercuts.

German Marquez – This is a Stream-o-Nator call like the call it makes to the last remaining Blockbuster to ask, “Are you as lonely as I am?”

Jerad Eickhoff – Another Stream-o-Nator call, because the Stream-o-Nator calls over the next few days are almost as sad as it is.  “I’m just a robot looking for some buddies!”

SELL

Trevor Story – Up until this week, these sells were sells, but now they’re more drops, but I’m going to continue to call it Sell, for harmony with past posts.  As for Story, well, I wouldn’t call him a Trevorending Story anymore.  That feels like a bit of overselling.  How about ‘Ending Trevor Story?’  On our Player Rater, he’s ranked around 300 overall.  That’s, uh, how do we say?  Notta so good.  In the last 30 days, he’s been better, but that’s more to do with day 16 thru 30.  In the last two weeks, same old Story, and not the old old Story that was actually good.

Miguel Cabrera – Did he get old this fast?  Does he have gray-haired, old man brittle bones?  “I have gray-haired, old man brittle bones!  Watch me creak!”  That’s what Miggy said.  This Sell sucks, I get it.  But it sucks even more to hold onto someone that is bringing down your team for the last two months.  Your loyalty is sweet, but save it for your favorite fantasy sports website and lose Miggy.

   
  1. jon says:
    (link)

    drop Lynn, Ryu, Maeda, Godley for Treinen or bedrosian

    I’m thinking Lynn is the drop for Bedrosian

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @jon: Yup, Lynn for Bed works for me if you need saves

  2. jon says:
    (link)

    drop Lynn, Maeda, Godley or Ryu for Treinen or Bedrosian?

    Me thinks Lynn is the drop for Bedrosian

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Lynn for Bed works for me if you need saves

  3. adam goldstein says:
    (link)

    @Grey: weekly roto. with 7 home games next week, HT still has a thing for story. based on this posting, assuming you like beckham (3 @ sea, 3 vs laa; -3.3) over story (4 vs atl, 3 vs mil; 22.3) for next week only?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Yes, Beckham

  4. TomToms says:
    (link)

    Would you drop any of these players for Rhys Hoskins?

    Jesse Winker
    Bradley Zimmer
    Miguel Cabrera
    Ozzie Albies

      • TomToms says:
        (link)

        @Grey: Thanks. Would you start JC Ramirez against Seattle Mariners tomorrow?

  5. Chris R says:
    (link)

    huh, these two guys got dropped this week. Which do you go for:

    Jackie Bradley Jr
    Manuel Margot

  6. Trade says:
    (link)

    Send Strasburg for Salazar, J. Dyson, Edwin Diaz fair as a win now move (in a keeper)?

  7. vee says:
    (link)

    Hi Grey,

    In a 5×5 redraft, would you trade away picks 3, 6, and 8 to receive 4, 5, 7?

    thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Redraft? Huh?

      • vee says:
        (link)

        @Grey: sry lemme clarify. This trade is for next year’s draft, no keepers

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Oh, I see, I wouldn’t do it

    • vee says:
      (link)

      @vee: forgot to mention your mission impossible reference from a previous post made me lul. thx for that

  8. NO PEPPER says:
    (link)

    Grey

    Ouch for the teams that drafted Story.
    I traded Story last year for Cruz and J.A. Happ.
    Of course with your approval.
    Cruz help win the Championship last year and is helping me plenty this year.
    No remorse.
    Thanks!

    • Mike says:
      (link)

      @NO PEPPER:
      I traded Story and JD for Trout lastyear!

  9. ryanoger says:
    (link)

    Who to roster (10 teamer)

    Bundy, Rodon, Folty, or stream?

  10. Kenneth Richardson says:
    (link)

    Great write-up Grey! Your dailies are my go-to morning read on the shitter. The SON’s been $20 the past 2 years, I’m guessing there’s an adjustment for inflation coming next year?

    Tricky sitch here (read the whole thing b4 jumping to conclusion):

    10-team h2h points, each team gets 4 keepers. This is our second year doing keepers.

    A guy who is mathematically eliminated from the playoffs is cool with either his archer + cozart OR his kershaw + cozart (none are keeper eligible) for my Lindor (keeper in the 11th). Lindor in the 11th is easily a top 3 keeper in our league right now, if not #1.

    1st and 2nd seeds get 1st rd playoff byes. I’m in 1st by a game. 2 reg season weeks to go, if I go 0-2 I’ll likely drop to 3rd seed. 2nd rd of playoffs starts Sept 4th.

    Do you roll the dice, take kershaw and hope he’s back by sept. 4th? OR play it safe and go with Archer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Thanks! Don’t trade Lindor here… Trade lesser keeper for lesser SP

  11. Sport says:
    (link)

    Grabbed Flores in my 15 team. Thanks for the “Buys”.

    Where do you think you will rank Miggy preseason next year?

      • Sport says:
        (link)

        @Grey:
        Thank you!!!

  12. Slowmez says:
    (link)

    Miggy, Story and Odor were 3 of my keepers this year. (Rizzo and Scherzer the others) Guess I’m changing hands next year. Who would be at the top of your list (aka top 50 picks) next year?

    Bellinger
    Devers
    Darvish
    Yelich
    Paxton
    Nunez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Bellinger, Darvish, Devers

  13. Pitching says:
    (link)

    Berrios + Rodon or J. Nelson + Morton in a keeper?

    Rendon about fair for either package in a keeper as a win now move?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Rendon side, send Berrios

      • Pitching says:
        (link)

        @Grey: sorry, I’d be getting the pitchers. My DL is overflowing and I need help to stay in it. Bad deals for Rendon?

      • Pitching says:
        (link)

        @Grey: Is there an issue with the site? My responses aren’t showing up. Not sure any are getting through. Apologies if this comes through more than once. I’d be sending Rendon, bad deals? Need pitching help to stay in it. Thanks.

      • Pitching says:
        (link)

        @Grey: Sorry if this comes through multiple times, for some reason posts don’t seem to be showing up and I can’t tell if they’re getting through. I’d be sending Rendon. Nelson and Morton too light a return?

  14. prog nation says:
    (link)

    Time to drop Odor?
    For
    Pirela
    Cron
    Wong
    or any of the IF’s you have listed.

    Cron, Wong sounds like a chinese soup that’s gone wrong.

    Thanks Grey.

    • prog nation says:
      (link)

      @prog nation: if you had to Rank them in order. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Ha, I’d hold

      • prog nation says:
        (link)

        @Grey: Have a great weekend. My team is in 7th, and sitting on the cusp of the playoffs which has 6 teams, in a 12 team league. Appreciate this sites advice and insight.

  15. Dave in NorCal says:
    (link)

    Unfortunately, Joey Gallo’s not available in my league (maybe he’s dead?). Joey Callo, however, is available.

  16. Trade says:
    (link)

    Send Strasburg for Salazar, E. Diaz, J. Dyson? Keeper league, trying to win this year. Thank you. Sorry if this shows up twice, having issues posting.

  17. Scott says:
    (link)

    I wish I could sell Cabrera. Nobody wants him. Ramos not hitting at all, drop him for w Castillo, hedges, Rupp? Castillo is splitting time with joseph but at least he is hitting. Ramos stats over last 30 days: 2 runs, o hr, 3 rbi, 10 total bases, .161 obp.

  18. JSF says:
    (link)

    Hi Grey,

    Am I crazy for trading away Miggy for picks and pitching help for my title run this year? Keep 8 forever and now am left with Rizzo, Arenado, Pollock, Cruz, Ramirez, Scherzer, deGrom and Tyler O’Neill.

    Had picked up Gallo and Hoskins (neither keepable) to fill UTIL slots.

    Recouped some picks for next year and got Maeda for the stretch run. Nobody wanted Miggy and he was hurting my run.

    Fair or no?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Not crazy….

  19. jon says:
    (link)

    MacMahon promoted.. must add?

  20. Robert Schroeder says:
    (link)

    Flores or Pirela? Odds Acuna ATL comes up this year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Pirela…. 3 to 1

  21. Robert Schroeder says:
    (link)

    Flores or Pirela? Odds Acuna ATL comes up this year?

  22. Alex says:
    (link)

    Hey Grey, Rhys over Moncada ROS?

    Would you drop Moncada for Rhys? My patience are wearing thin…

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      He homered yesterday

      • Alex says:
        (link)

        @Grey: Yeah his second in the past 30 days. Could be a sign of something starting but I also just wonder objectively who is going to be more valuable going forward…

          • Alex says:
            (link)

            @Grey: Word. Have a great weekend!

  23. Robert says:
    (link)

    ROS: McMahon or Domingo Santana?

  24. Tony C says:
    (link)

    Pickup Gallo and drop Polanco, Pham or Hanley?

    • Tony C says:
      (link)

      Also which pitcher would you think is least desirable in September among Glasnow, Reynaldo, McCullers, or Wood ruff?

    • Turd Ferguson says:
      (link)

      @Tony C: What effing kinda league are you in? He’s 5th in the majors in dongs with 31! WTF is this guy doing on your waiver wire? Are you in a 2 team league? He was snagged in my 12 teamer over 2 months ago! Oy Vey!

  25. ichiro says:
    (link)

    I liked what you said about iChiro the other day so much, I changed my name from Doc, lol. I’m gonna tell my buddy in Japan to rename his clinic!

    Somebody dropped Thames, worth a pick up over Hanley?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Haha, nice! Yeah, over Hanley

      • ichiro says:
        (link)

        @Grey: Am I reading SoN correctly? a neg. $ value means don’t start Morton today at Texas?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          @TEX isn’t great

  26. Scandalous Bob says:
    (link)

    Who do you like better for steals ROS J.Dyson or R.Davis?

  27. Nate says:
    (link)

    @ Grey Chief Jay Strongbruce is probably one of the best nicknames i’ve heard in a long time. Nice job ??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      That was Rudy

  28. RICE says:
    (link)

    Great stuff all day today Grey!

    Clippard or Bedrosian?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Thanks! Clippard

  29. m0se says:
    (link)

    in a 12 team league, i own Mccullers, Severino, Nola, Peacock, Treinen, Neris, Kimbrel, Britton, Bedrosian, Brach, Hand, Familia. should i drop one of the above to roster Estrada, E Rodriguez, or Bauer? or should i just keep going out with the lonely Streamonator?

      • m0se says:
        (link)

        @Grey: god bless SON. thanks grey

  30. Chris says:
    (link)

    10 team H2H points league

    Beckham is eligible at 2B. Currently have Odor there. We have two weeks of playoffs remaining and I have a good shot. Trying to maximize my offense. Which 2B for the next two weeks? Thanks.

  31. Jason Murray says:
    (link)

    What do you think are Faria’s chances of coming away with a win tonight against Carrasco at home against Cleveland? I’m trying to decide between starting him this weekend or going with Giles at RP instead. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      I like him there

  32. Racehorse says:
    (link)

    Which batter do I roll with tonight, Healy vs Ubaldo or Frazier vs E-Rod?

  33. jedlatham says:
    (link)

    Grey,

    Drop Treinen for Bedrosian or hold?

    Thanks!

  34. Dazzle Razz says:
    (link)

    16 team trade miggy for berrios? Thanks!

  35. Jimmy Jack James says:
    (link)

    Who do you want ROS – Kinsler or C.Davis?

    Thanks

  36. Nightmare! says:
    (link)

    Would you trade Tanaka for brad peacock?

    Will peacock stay in the rotation long term even when McCullers comes back?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Yeah, I would

  37. Brian Zeller says:
    (link)

    I have $250 left of 500 FAAB. This is real money going into the Pot AL only. What’s your bid on Bruce?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      $12, depends how badly you need him

      • Brian Zeller says:
        (link)

        @Brian Zeller: @Grey: Nunez went for like $60. I bet he goes over $100. I doubt I’ll get him. Tulo went for $125 the year he came over.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Meh forget him the. Unless you really need him

  38. fredtbn1gs says:
    (link)

    Maybin or Rajai Davis for steals and runs going forward? Maybin has had a slightly better season but Rajai’s been hot lately.

  39. BillieJak says:
    (link)

    Who’s the worst of these options?

    hanley ramirez, bautista, or c. davis

  40. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
    (link)

    Interested in the McMahon callup, but unsure if he’s worth it in weekly leagues given the unclear playing time (even with a tasty [email protected] week coming up), and where he stands next to a Dominic Smith type.

    With $6 (out of $100) FAAB left to spend in a 12 team keeper, where HR and AVG are your priority . . . would you set your waiver claims to something like:

    – Rhys – $5 or $6 (i.e., all in, or basically all in, with $1 reserve in case all my pitchers get injured or something like that)
    – Dominic – $1 . . . $2 if you don’t win Rhys
    – McMahon – $1 just in case he gets regular PT

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      That makes sense

  41. tony says:
    (link)

    Hi grey, who you think is better in a long term, hoskins or mcmahon? Dynasty format of course

  42. ferris says:
    (link)

    1. ROS, javy baez or brandon belt, nl-only (baez hot but russell has to come back sometime)

    2. McMahon or Piscotty

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Belt… McMahon

  43. BravesfanintheUK says:
    (link)

    Hey Grey,

    Thanks as always, several on this list picked up this week, much appreciated!. Am in 1st in one league, 3rd in my RCL and mid-table with disastrous injury luck in another. So all good..

    15 team 5 x OBP. where i’m mid-table Been offered this by someone who isn’t prone to ever making mistakes in his trades but seems too good to be true?

    I Give: Ryu and a low end closer(Viz)
    I Get: Yelich

    Do I take it and run or am i missing something on Yelich, he does seem to have slowed down a bit….?

    Thanks!

    • dubjay says:
      (link)

      @BravesfanintheUK:
      Take it and run. Both Ryu and Viz were free agents in my league just 2 weeks ago.

      • braves uk says:
        (link)

        @dubjay: thanks!. And Ryu was on waivers in mine too 2 weeks ago…. but their value has significantly increased in that time… just wanted to check Yelichs recent benching doesn’t mean he’s run out of gas and strangely isn’t worth that package any more…?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Works for me, and run!

  44. Racehorse says:
    (link)

    Which batter, Grichuk vs Dickey’s knuckler or Frazier vs E-Rod?

    • Racehorse says:
      (link)

      @Racehorse: looks like Dickey is a late scratch tonight, and the Braves are rolling Folty out there tonight ?

      Sit Grichuk, roll with Frazier?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
        (link)

        Oh yeah Frazier then

  45. dubjay says:
    (link)

    Hey Grey,
    Loved the Rosario blurb.

    Which 1 plays today?
    E.Thames vs CIN(Bailey)
    Miggy vs MIN(Berrios)
    Mazara vs HOU(Morton)

    Also I have some tough pitching matchups in my H2H league tonight.
    Which would you start?
    T.Walker vs CHC
    E.Rod @NYY
    D.Duffy @CWS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Thanks! Thames… I’d start Duffy

  46. Fogimon says:
    (link)

    Gulp. Drop Miggy for Rhys in a keeper?

  47. Russell says:
    (link)

    Hey Grey

    12 Team H2H Categories

    Hoskins, Fisher, Zimmer

    Thanks!

  48. Ryan says:
    (link)

    Castillo or Avila ROS (H2H league OPs is that matters)

  49. ROTO OVERLORD says:
    (link)

    Grey nice buy/sell…..some big starts toinght in a 6×6, are faria and taillon usable toinght in somewhat Meh matchups? I can bench one of them and get 5 starts for the week (min) or start both and have Ryu for the 6th tmrw. Thanks again man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Bench Taillon

  50. iifish says:
    (link)

    Hey Grey,

    Now that Hoskins is playing in the OF, Rhys Hoskins or Ian Happ ROS, and 2018?

    Thanks!

  51. jon says:
    (link)

    Paxton out 3 weeks///// F$$%%^^&&&*%&^%&KKKKK

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      What else is new with Pax

  52. DJ Rawlings says:
    (link)

    Thanks for all the work and the insight from one brother to another. I am currently playing Peralta in a h2h OBP keep forever lg, he has slumped terribly lately but being a keep forever lg and in that lineup I don’t want to divorce him quite yet. Would you drop him for any of the below and how close if so? Thanks G

    Heyward, Choo, Ellsbury

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      I misread… I’d hold

      • DJ Rawlings says:
        (link)

        @Grey:

        Thanks Grey your guidance is a great help. Have a great weekend!

  53. Harry Doyle Jr says:
    (link)

    Yo G

    Now that we have seen a little of each, who are you taking in a dynasty obp league.

    Albies or Rosario

    Toss up?

  54. Nick says:
    (link)

    Shane greene or T Rosenthal ROS?

      • Nick says:
        (link)

        @Grey: doolittle or rosenthal? Thanks Grey.

  55. Jp says:
    (link)

    6×6 do you like Mayz the rest of the way? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Not especially

  56. fredtbn1gs says:
    (link)

    Need an SP to take over for Pax while he is out. Looking at the wire, who’s my best option (yes I see Eickhoff is in your buy)?

    Eickhoff, Wojciechowski, Blach, Hammel, Edwin Jackson, Blackburn, Jaime Garcia, Lugo, Conley

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Eickhoff is streamer as the rest of these guys are

  57. toneDEAF! says:
    (link)

    H2h points league. Drop JBJ (UTIL) for any of these?

    J, dyson
    C. Gomez
    Thames
    Odubel
    Rajai
    Dejong
    Castellanos
    Buxton
    Broxton
    Cesar
    Howie

      • toneDEAF! says:
        (link)

        @Grey:
        Yahtzeee! THanks

  58. Deal says:
    (link)

    Send Strasburg for Salazar, Edwin Diaz, J. Dyson? Seem fair? Keeper, to win this year.

    Fair to send Rendon for the trio?

    Thanks!

  59. Jokerman says:
    (link)

    Who do I drop between Fisher or Buxton in a AL only league (non-keeper)?

    Thanks for all your great work!

  60. bossmanjunior333 says:
    (link)

    Just traded Familia for Jimmy Nelson. Had 5 closers and really needed a start, did I do well?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Sounds decent

  61. Great Bambino says:
    (link)

    Todd Frazier, Castellano, or Healy ROS? Thanks!

  62. No Pun Zone says:
    (link)

    Gotta drop one of my many mediocre pitchers. Which of these guys are less likely to help come September when our playoffs start in 12 teamer?

    Morton, Faria or Cobb?

  63. Michael DePinto says:
    (link)

    Just wanted to point out that Hand blew the save because he was brought in with the bases loaded in the 7th inning. Yes THE 7TH F***ING INNING! Because that is what you do with your only trade chip when you are a thousand games out of first.

    Not a criticism of you but the reason you are my favorite is because you actually pay attention to the idiotic things managers do such as bringing your closer in the 7th or taking a pitcher out after 5.2 with no one on base when they are at 84 pitches so I thought you’d appreciate that.

    The other “experts” have no idea about circumstances so they just see a number and make a dumb comment.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Yeah, saw that, Padres don’t know what they’re doing in all sorts of ways

  64. ROTO OVERLORD says:
    (link)

    Broxton or Schwarber ROS OPS 6×6

  65. Great Bambino says:
    (link)

    Semien or Healy ROS? Last UTL slot. Thanks!

  66. Andrew Edenbaum says:
    (link)

    Nice column, bro. You seem to like McMahon a lot. For this year, Reynolds will have to get traded for McMahon to see regular time. Do I even bother putting him under Hoskins/Smith for either Markakis, Winker, or Brad Miller (though I love Miller’s multi-position). Just seems like McMahon will be a wonderful bench bat for ROS. Throwing down $50 of my $63 on Hoskins/Smith. I think Winker has more pop than Markakis, and can’t see the Reds rushing back Schebler with a pretty unsound shoulder. Your thoughts are appreciated.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      I don’t like McMahon a lot, no idea where he’s playing, he’s a deep league flyer in case he gets starts

  67. Alex says:
    (link)

    Gregory Polanco is testing my patience while I look over solid FA adds with speed and runs…add Margot, Caesar, B. Goodwin, E. Rosario, A. Rosario?

  68. Maikel Franco is one of the highest ranked unowned players (HR,RBI) in my league according to ROS rankings. Is he a must own ROS? Also do you think Napoli goes on another power binge like he did last season at this time?

    I would need to drop 2 to add these guys if Im going to make a run; who should they be according to this list-
    K Marte
    Moncada
    Wong

    Is Gausman worth holding or should I drop him to stream someone for a SP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      I’d own Franco over Marte, forget Napoli, and Gausman

      • Favio Vasquez says:
        (link)

        Thanks Grey, but one more thing, I feel like im missing out on some potential stats with some names being mentioned as good pickups. Here is my team, do i drop one or two of these guys to add some hot names? Here are my starters:

        Goldy
        Merrifield
        Turner
        Machado
        Wong
        Gallo
        Cutch
        judge
        K davis
        Conforto
        Devers
        S Marte

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Could see dropping Wong

  69. Josh-NYC says:
    (link)

    Hey Grey,

    At this point do you like scooter over odor ?

    What about Asher woszususzs (reds pitcher) or fiers ? Thanks !

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      I’d go Odor, Fiers

  70. Wilson says:
    (link)

    Do you think it safe to start Ryu vs SD (Chacin) today?

    • Alex says:
      (link)

      @Wilson: Oh yeah. I’m rolling with him.

  71. Wilson says:
    (link)

    Trade my C Mart or Carrasco for Hosmer or Gallo for hitting scores?

    • Wilson says:
      (link)

      Hitting scores : R, HR, RBI, SB, OBP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Carrasco for Hosmer

  72. Jason Bradley Miller says:
    (link)

    “I’d open Beef Catsouppo, serve the absolute worst American fare bathed in ketchup. All the waiters would be American, but would speak loudly and in a terrible French accent. Not to be a successful restaurant, but just to stick it to the French a little bit.” – HAHAHAHA! Comic genius, Grey. Thank you, sir! :)

  73. Questions I Know The Answers To But Have Issues says:
    (link)

    SON seems to see only a few more starts ROS for Cobb and is not enthused about Faria.

    1. Do you agree on Cobb…toe seems like a short term deal??? He has been pretty good for me lately.
    2. Lackey is on the WW. Not a big fan but seems less risky for my playoff run in September. Hold or grab him for either Faria or Cobb?
    3. Mikie, N Williams, Mazara…pls rank

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      1. Could be fine 2. Faria 3. Mikie, Maz

  74. lwomack58 says:
    (link)

    Time to move on from Faria or Morton and stream their spot?
    Thanks and have a good weekend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Yeah, stream both

  75. Zach says:
    (link)

    Who’s better for saves ROS? Zeigler, Clippard or Bedrosian. Thanks

  76. B.o.B says:
    (link)

    10 team, H2H league. Does Lester for my 7th round pick next season sound fair? I’m down Paxton and Ray so need some SP help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Works for me

  77. Chris says:
    (link)

    H2h points league

    I have two weeks of playoffs remaining and currently have Odor at 2b. Pirela, Beckham and Dee Gordon are all available on waivers. Should I switch Odor out for any of these for the next weeks? Thanks.

  78. lwomack58 says:
    (link)

    Sorry one more question.

    Drop Polanco for Margot or Suarez. Bench bat-looing for best overall player.
    Thanks

  79. No Pun Zone says:
    (link)

    Ok, took your advice and cleaned out the young bucks from the back of my rotation. Morton, Faria, Taillon gone. Taillon start at SD looked good though. Lackey, Wacha added and Melancon activated.
    Here is my projected squad for Sept 4th first week of playoffs in a 12 teamer:
    C- Realmuto
    CI – Freeman, Lamb, Rizzo
    MI – Dee, Marwin, Simmons
    OF – Must play 5- Conforto, Souza, Melky, Dyson, Mazara, Mikie (Mikie is my streamer spot for batty calls, but he has been solid so far in his own right).
    Util – LoMo
    SP – Kershaw, Verlander, Severino, Cobb, Wacha, Lackey, Gausman
    RP – Holland, Melancon, Viz

    1. General thoughts, areas for improvement?

    2. OF has been under construction all year. Best on the wire: N Williams, Schwarber, Harrison, Markakis, Grandy, Semien, Kipnis, Phillips,. Marwin has OF eligibility so I included MI guys.

    3. Best SPs on wire….Cueto, Noah, Faria, FHer, Waino, Leake, Estrada, Straily, C Anderson! Folty, Jake, Castillo. Anyone better than on mine?

    4. If Gausman, Cobb are potential streamers, who would you target for holds….Watson, Baez, BearClaw, Norris, Givens, Bush, Neshek, Nicasio, Edwards, Parker, Gregerson, O’Day?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      1. Maybe changes on specifics, but I’d wait until closer to playoffs 2. If this were the playoffs, I’d say Semien over Marwin, but neither here nor there right now 3. Meh, I’d gamble on Noah over Gausman if nothing matters until Sept 4. Baez

      • No Pun Zone says:
        (link)

        @Grey:

        I need to take some chances. My team is in third place but not good enough to win it. This is very helpful. Thank you.

          • No Pun Zone says:
            (link)

            @Grey:

            Severino human today. Ugh. Have a good rest of your weekend.

  80. YO GREY….. whats up my man-

    keeper question, I’m about to sell, my insane 10×10 leauge, got two offers, basically i give up trout, freddie and hamels, can’t keep any of them….. would you rather get a

    A) Mazara 20th round keeper
    OR
    B) Severino 19th round keeper…..

    keepers bump 3 rounds each year so I could easily have either of these guys for the next 5-7 years?

    Is it close? I’m so out of touch, damn kids!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      What’s up, Trophy Tony? I’d go with A

  81. Blaster says:
    (link)

    Drop Gyorko for Villar?

  82. FrankGrimes says:
    (link)

    Harper down!

      • FrankGrimes says:
        (link)

        @Grey:
        I know! My only league I still have a shot!

  83. Whirlaway says:
    (link)

    Grey

    In a 12t h2h with Obp and slg cats…

    Need one 2b of

    Baez
    Odor
    Pirela
    Solarte
    H Kendrick
    Kipnis
    Harrison
    Villar
    C Hernandez
    Flores
    Zobrist

    Thx

  84. Make Baseball Great Again says:
    (link)

    Hey Grey, what do you think this team lacks, and what is your recommendation for addressing those needs as my trade deadline is a day away? i.e. trade x for y

    League Info: 14-team, 14-player-keeper, 26 roster spots, QS/L/OBP/TB added.

    C Lucroy
    1B Goldschmidt
    2B Moncada
    3B Beltre
    SS Seager
    IF Carpenter
    LF Mazara
    CF Pollock
    RF Harper
    OF Stanton
    Util Dickerson
    Util Xander
    BN Fisher
    BN Rosario

    SP Scherzer
    SP Carrasco
    SP Wood
    SP Godley
    SP Taillon
    RP Hand
    RP Bedrosian
    P Treinen
    P Ziegler

    Thanks man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      You need a RF now… Carrasco or Wood for one?

  85. Wilson says:
    (link)

    Margot or Ender for ROS?

  86. Pitchers says:
    (link)

    Mr. Grey,

    Top 3 options ROS for last guy to fill out a rotation from this group? Standard 5 categories.

    Duffy, Folty, Morton, Hamels, Ervin, Straily, Peacock, Lynn, Hendricks?

    Thanks!

  87. Pitchers says:
    (link)

    Mr. Grey,

    Which would be the top 3 pitcher options ROS from this group for the last spot to fill out a rotation? 12 team standard 5 categories.

    Duffy, Folty, Straily, Morton, Rodon, Peacock, Lynn, Ervin, Hamels?

    Also, any suggestions on what to do if when I try to post from my phone or one computer the post does not come through for a day or two? It works fine on others.

    Thanks!

  88. Pitching says:
    (link)

    Mr. Grey,

    Which would be the top 3 pitcher options ROS from this group for the last spot to fill out a rotation? 12 team standard 5 categories.

    Duffy, Folty, Straily, Morton, Rodon, Peacock, Lynn, Ervin, Hamels?

    Also, any suggestions on what to do if when I try to post from my phone or one computer the post does not come through for a day or two? It works fine on others.

    Thanks!

  89. Tyler says:
    (link)

    18 player keeper league..thinking of trying to move lucroy for contreras but I’m going back and forth. Thoughts?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      I’d want Contreras

  90. Pitchers says:
    (link)

    Mr. Grey,

    Which would be the top 3 pitcher options ROS from this group for the last spot to fill out a rotation? 12 team standard 5 categories.

    Duffy, Folty, Straily, Morton, Rodon, Peacock, Lynn, Ervin, Hamels?

    Also, any suggestions on what to do if when I try to post from my phone or one computer the post does not come through for a day or two? It works fine on others.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Peacock, Ervin, Straily… choose a username and stick with it and your comments won’t be gone for a day or two

      • Pitchers says:
        (link)

        @Grey: sounds good, thanks!

  91. James Alexander says:
    (link)

    Not a keeper league. 6 weeks of 2-week playoff matchups start tomorrow. Guy offered me Pham for my injured Bryce. Should I take it?

  92. The Guy says:
    (link)

    No structural damage for Bryce!

  93. jayrod says:
    (link)

    Pomeranz and E. Rosario for Moistasskiss in AL ROTO 8tm

    C- C Vazquesz
    1b- J. Abreu
    2b- R. Odor
    3b- M. Moustakas
    ss- A. Simmons
    mi- E. Nunez
    of- M. Betts
    of- Me. Cabrera
    of- J. Dyson
    of- M. Olson
    of- J. Upton
    dh- K. Pillar
    utl- C. Davis
    utl- M. Sano

    bnch- S. Pearce

    p- D. Kuechel
    p- S. Gray
    p- J. Hammel
    p- M. Fiers
    p- M. Stroman
    p- M. Givens
    p- A. Chapman
    p- C. Kimbrel
    p- J. Zimmerman
    p- A. Pruitt

    I’m kinda trying to climb Ks and W. But don’t want to lose too much power. But you gotta pay something. Would you do Sano over Moose? It is keeper…

      • jayrod says:
        (link)

        @Grey: I figured.. Guy is treating Pomeranz as a top 10 pitcher.. I guess he kind of is right now but dang.

    • jayrod says:
      (link)

      @jayrod: To clarify I’d be receiving Pomeranz and E. Rosario lol

      • Grey

        Grey says:
        (link)

        I’d want Moist side

  94. toneDEAF! says:
    (link)

    HArper down!

    Dyson, C Gomez, or Cesar Hernandez at UTIL?

    H2h pts league

  95. peacecoast says:
    (link)

    drop one: hicks, mtaylor, grichuk, parra

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Taylor until hot

  96. crock says:
    (link)

    Got offered Sale for my hurt Harper. I’m in first place now and will have a first rd bye, so my first playoff game will be in 6 weeks from tomorrow. Heres my team currently:

    C. Hedges
    1b. Encarncion
    2b. Cano
    ss. Semien
    3b. Arenado
    Of. Stanton, Conforto, ODB
    Ut. Hanley, Parra/N.Williams
    DL. Turner, Correa, Harper, S.Perez, McCullers
    Sp. Degrom, Darvish, Berrios, Archer, Duffy, Nelson, Gray
    Rp. Giles, Herrera, Rosey, Doolittle, Clippard

    I have several guys who should be back for the playoffs. Our trade deadline is tonight. This is a 3 player keeper league and Harper could be kept for a first rd pick but not sure I would keep him. I can keep Stanton in the 2nd, Conforto in the 24th and then one of Correa or Arenado. Should I hold Harper and hope he comes back or deal him for Sale?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Take it and win this year

      • Crock says:
        (link)

        @Grey:

        Thank you sir!

    • Slimcompoop says:
      (link)

      @crock: You’re stacked as is even without Harper. Take Sale and win the league.

  97. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
    (link)

    Moving on from Domingo at this point? Rhys and Parra are available… thinking obp playoffs. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      For Sept playoffs?

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
        (link)

        @Grey: yes September playoffs

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Meh, Domingo homered today

  98. Scuffy McGee says:
    (link)

    Clevinger, Rodon, Gausman or Marquez?

  99. Slimcompoop says:
    (link)

    What’s good Grey? I need to make some changes on offense. Regardless of position, how would you rank the following hitters for the rest of the season in a OBP/SLG% league?

    Bradley Jr., Cabrera (KC), Cozart, Cron, Herrera, Margot, and Thames.

    You da poop!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Thames, Margot, Cozart

      • Slimcompoop says:
        (link)

        @Grey: Got it! Cabrera, Cron, or Herrera over JBJ for a 2nd claim?

          • Slimcompoop says:
            (link)

            @Grey: Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Oh, and you the poop!

  100. I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
    (link)

    14 team h2h with OBP over AVG, total bases,
    C hedges
    1B goldy
    2B schoop
    SS arcia
    3B longo
    MI pirela (2B/LF)
    CI hoskins
    LF braun
    CF pollock
    RF stanton
    OF pham
    util fisher (LF/RF)
    BN arcia (SS), maybin (CF/LF), avila (C/1B)
    DL taylor
    max 12 starts per week so it’s optimal to have 8 SP slots, leaving these 3 for bench hitters.
    drop who for taylor (or taylor himself)

    2. 14 team same specs as above.
    C hedges
    1B myers (OF)
    2B beckham (1B/SS)
    SS semien
    3B longo
    OF (3) trout/stanton/souza
    util (2) hoskins/margot
    BN avisail/maybin
    somebody dropped devers, drop who for him if my shitty waiver works here

      • I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
        (link)

        @Grey: maybin in both, yeah he hasn’t done shit since back.

          • I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
            (link)

            @Grey: that’s albies and arcia, not arcia twice.

  101. Frank White says:
    (link)

    Hey Grey.. How you feel about Junis? Id only have to drop Castillo unless you think i should hold. h2h mixed points.. Thanks

  102. Brett says:
    (link)

    Need to cut one of my starters: Fulmer, Tailon, Duffy, Straily, Gausman

    Thanks

  103. bossmanjunior333 says:
    (link)

    Limited moves (budget)

    1)OBP league, lost Harper, need a batter to pick up in the interim:

    Odubel, Moustakas, Merrifield, Hanley, Villar, Devers

    2) Drop which pitcher:

    Gausman @SEA, LAA, @BOS, TOR
    Bundy LAA, OAK, SEA, TOR
    Berrios CLE, @CHW, @TOR, KC

  104. I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
    (link)

    AL only with holds and saves, i forgot to add bedrosian (stupid football robbing me of brain space)
    j.wilson/giles/rogers/tepera. drop wilson (or somebody else) for minaya?

  105. m0se says:
    (link)

    can i go ahead and drop Brach to free up a streamer slot?

    • I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
      (link)

      @m0se: for sure in a save only league.

  106. Lubey says:
    (link)

    DeJong or Odor

    Thanks Grey

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *