The White Sox were due to wear throwback jerseys on Saturday, and Chris Sale didn’t want to wear them.  The White Sox refused to relent, so Sale took it upon himself to do something.  Cut to, ahem, ten minutes later and Sale was sent home for throwing a temper tantrum and cutting up all the throwback uniforms.  The most surprising thing in this story:  the White Sox clubhouse had a pair of lefty scissors.  After Sale cut up the White Sox 1976 uniforms, Chet Lemon weighed in, saying, “It was a tough uniform to rock.  The guys on the 1983 team thought they had a reviled uniform.  At least in 1983, you could strut around like a peacock, which they called Paciorek’ing, due to the grace of teammate Tom Paciorek.  In 1976, they dressed me up like a lawn jockey.  That shizz was offensive!”  For his antics, Chris Sale was suspended for five games by the White Sox.  That’s the last time he tries to introduce a cutter without talking to the pitching coach.  Now, if the Red Sox trade for Sale, their top two starters could help win back the casual Jewish Red Sox fan who checked out after Youk and Theo left.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Carlos Rodon – Will make a rehab start today.  He will be throwing in the nude, just in case.

Jose Quintana – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.97.  The Tigers complained about being able to pick up the ball in the White Sox jerseys that looked designed by Edward Scissorhands.  Okay, I’m done now.

Adam Eaton – 2-for-3, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer.  That’s to go with his 11 steals.  I don’t expect him to be Mike Trout, though I have been known to Eaton Trout, but who is more yawnstipating than Eaton?  Write your answer on a piece of paper and I’ll guess the answer.  Don’t write your answer!   It was rhetorical!

David Robertson – 1 IP, 3 ER with three homers allowed, and his 4th blown save, his ERA at 4.43, and his 2nd explosion in the last four appearances of the likes we haven’t seen outside of a public restroom.  Before the All-Star break, he had leg problems, and I wouldn’t be surprised if something is still bothering him.  I’d absolutely own Nate Jones for now.

Nick Castellanos – 1-for-4 and his 18th homer, hitting .297.  It’s the year of Castell!  Okay, that needs work.

Tyler Glasnow – Hit the DL with shoulder discomfort.  Damn you, Fantasy Baseball Overlord, can we not have anything beautiful?

Jameson Taillon – 6 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.83.  Though, for all we know, he’s still concussed from his last start after being Gallagher’d by a comebacker and Taillon thinks he pitched a 9-inning gem.  Ooh!  Big Idea Alert!  They should have one game a week where people who don’t know baseball keep score.  This week the Padres are facing the Blue Jays.  Should be an easy matchup, but my mom is keeping score for the Padres and this cabbie, who drove me to the wrong hotel in Vegas this past weekend, will be keeping score for the Jays.  Suddenly, it’s anyone’s game!

Adam Frazier – 1-for-1 and his 1st homer, which came as a pinch-hitter.  Him not starting proves it’s not just something personal against Josh Bell.  Or Hurdle lost a bet to Sean Rodriguez.

Aaron Nola – 4 IP, 6 ER.  Apparently, he’s not right again.  Okay, fool me once, shame on you.  Fool me twice, and go to Tennessee with that J. Cole/George Bush shizz, I’m done with Nola.  See ya next year.

Odubel Herrera – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer.  Ooh, baby, ODB likes it raw!

David Price – 5 2/3 IP, 5 ER, 13 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.51.  Can I have Chris Archer back?  David Price makes me feel like Homer Simpson when he’s getting electric shock aversion therapy.  He keeps grabbing the donut and keeps getting shocked.  That’s me.

Mookie Betts – Missed the last two days with a sore knee.  He’s supposed to be fine and could’ve played yesterday, but Betts just didn’t want to take the gamble.

Rick Porcello – 6 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.57.  Pretty whatever start for Porcello, and it was still so much better than Price!

Hanley Ramirez – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 13th homer, which was his fifth homer this week, hitting .282.  Hanley goes on these insane runs, where if you came back from the future and told me Hanley was a top five player in the 2nd half, I’d say, “I believe you, and way to bring me back some lottery numbers or something else of real interest.  Thanks.”

Dustin Pedroia – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 10th homer, hitting .306.  Trying to hold onto his Sparky Anklebiter title.  Remember, if might was height, Pedroia would be a giant.

Travis Shaw – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 12th homer, and his third homer in the last seven games.  Hot schmotato alert!

Tyler Skaggs – Will start on Tuesday.  I just went over him in my buy column on Friday.  It was a real humdinger!

Johnny Cueto – 6 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.53.  A top pitcher pitching well.  How Cueto.

Jeff Samardzija – 5 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 4.22.  True story!  Cougs was washing my underwear and I had a skidmark.  I told her the proper name for them was a Samardzija, and that’s how I ended up with Samardzija on my bedsheets.

Angel Pagan – 3-for-5, 1 run, hitting .292, and hitting .367 since the All-Star break.  He hasn’t provided a ton of speed and power, but I could see grabbing him for the hot hand.

Ivan Nova – 7 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.65.  Wanna know how much my brain has been captured by consumerism?  I see Nova’s first name, and I think it should be spelled iVan and be an Apple product for soccer moms.  As for Nova, he has two decent starts in a row, but I’d still use the Stream-o-Nator for him in most mixed leagues.

Nathan Eovaldi – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.80.  Yesterday, he threw 118 pitches after throwing 82 pitches in his last game and working out of the bullpen before that.  Makes me think, it must be awful to own Eovaldi all year in fantasy, but to own him in real life must be worse.  Hence, Girardi is trying to get Eovaldi’s arm to fall off.

Mark Teixeira – 1-for-3 and his 9th homer.  The born-in-1927 Yankees keep hitting like that and people are gonna think it’s 1927 again.  Only less racist.

Carlos Beltran – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 21st homer.  With the Yankees’, um, maturity, they should broadcast Yankee games in black and white.

Addison Russell – Left yesterday’s game with a heel injury.  If he needs to miss a significant amount of time, consider it a preamble to the most epic Cubs’ collapse yet.  Or simply an injury that’s never mentioned by baseball historians.  By the by, baseball historians have beards with one random hair that is much longer that bothers everyone that talks to them.

Jon Lester – 4 IP, 4 ER, ERA up to 3.09.  Yesterday, Lester gave up five steals, reverting to his old ways of allowing an extra base like a Catholic school girl that starts way too late.

Ryan Braun – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 10th and 11th steals.  Nowhere near the player he once was *cough* steroids* *cough* but, on our Player Rater, he’s still been a 15-20th top outfielder.

Hernan Perez – 0-for-2, 1 run, 1 RBI and two steals (13, 14).  SAGNOF!

Junior Guerra – 6 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 9 baserunners (4 BBs), 2 Ks, ERA at 2.85.  Rather than have my head explode, let’s not compare Guerra’s ERA with Archer and Price.

Jacob deGrom – 3 2/3 IP, 5 ER.  Having a top 20 pitcher this year has been a real joy.  I mean that in the most sincerest of sarcastic ways possible.

Steven Matz – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.36.  Speaking of Spurs, I saw David Robinson in Vegas this weekend.  There is no hiding a pro basketball player, right?  I mean, you can throw a hat on all you want, but people tend to gawk at a seven-footer.  As for Matz, he still worries me, but he does have a nice next matchup.

Wei-Yin Chen – Hit the DL with an elbow sprain.  Mattingly said he hopes the injury isn’t too serious.  Shouldn’t be, as long as Chen can pitch with his other arm.

Jonathan Schoop – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 17th homer, hitting .295.  Schoop, it rhymes with dope.

Nolan Reimold – 1-for-1, 2 RBIs with his 5th homer, a two-run pinch-hit, game-winning homer off Cody Allen.  Can you say Aroldis Chapman to Cleveland?  Theo Epstein apparently can’t.

Vance Worley – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.09.  Jo Anne Worley’s child, Vance, has been a long reliever for most of the season, but he could stay in the rotation a little longer now.  For fantasy, you Vance with the Worley and you will get burned.

Corey Kluber – 7 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.44.  Sucks his next start is gonna have to be a blow up, because Kluber has been doing this yo-yo between 3.50 and 3.75 for the last two months.

Michael Saunders – 0-for-2, but two homers (18, 19) on Saturday.  I told you he was a sleeper!  *covers mouth so you can barely hear me*  In 2015.

J.A. Happ – 6 IP, 0 ER, 1 Hit, 4 Walks, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.27.  Between Estrada and Happ, the Blue Jays have two of the luckiest pitchers for ERA vs. xFIP.  Meanwhile, Stroman is playing a sad song.  Turn them on, turn them on, turn on those sad songs.

Braden Shipley – Will make his major league debut today vs. the Brewers.  Shipley’s K-rate in 2014 was 8.1; in 2015 it was 6.8 and this year it’s 5.8.  By 2019, his K-rate is going to negative 2.  Good thing, GM Dave Stewart thinks a K-rate is a Hasidic Jew spelling karate.  Considering the Diamondbacks’ home park is awful and he strikes out no one, I wouldn’t go near him.

Robbie Ray – 5 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 10 Ks.  His K-rate is 10.9.  Boing!  His ERA and WHIP are 4.53 and 1.51.  Noing!  We’ve found our National League Pineda!

Paul Goldschmidt – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 17th homer.  Au Shizz!

Zack Godley – 5 2/3 IP, 5 ER.  Fun fact!  When someone calls Godley in the clubhouse, Goldy fits the urge to answer, saying to himself, “It won’t be funny, people will think you’re conceited.”

Welington Castillo – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer.  This was his first non-single hit since July 2nd, and he’s only had two singles in that time.  So, where’s the boeuf?  That’s where.

Yasmany Tomas – 3-for-4, 3 runs and his 14th and 15th homers, and his 1st homers since June 28th.  He did homer seven times in June, so he could be getting hot again.  Could be worth a little cyclops’ing.

Jay Bruce – 2-for-4, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and a slam (21) and legs (4), hitting .269.  After the game, back in his hotel room, Bruce laid on his bed, while holding the phone to his ear as other teams’ GMs flirted with him.  All Bruce did was curl the phone cord around his finger and giggle.

Tyler Clippard – 1 IP, 3 ER.  Technically, it was a Kazaam, but I’m still holding Jake Barrett for the eventual Clippard clipping.

Lucas Giolito – 3 1/3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 4.91, and optioned back to the minors.  So far, he’s looked like Nat-Gio Lite.  Meaning a lesser version of the other Nationals pitcher, Gio Gonzalez, not as in National Geographic Lite, which is a Christian-censored magazine where they draw pasties on the African women’s boobies.

Wilson Ramos – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer.  I had Ramos for three at-bats this year, then began to pick my catcher scab indefinitely.  Stupid itchy catcher scab.

Trea Turner – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 4th steal, hitting .282.  Not only is he playing, but he’s leading off for a solid hitting team.  Yes, you should grab him.

Ryan Schimpf – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and two more homers this weekend, his 8th and 9th homers this month.  No, of course, it’s not going to last, he’s a Quad-A player, but you better believe I’ve now picked him up everywhere.

Alex Dickerson – 3-for-5, 3 runs and his 3rd homer.  Another Quad-A player, but another player that is hot, so I could see grabbing him too.  With Dickerson, though, you need to worry more about platoons.

Edwin Jackson – 6 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 4.30.  No, I wouldn’t pick him up, but just because I enjoy sticking hot pokers in my never-mentions, Edwin’s ERA is below David Price.

Yordano Ventura – 5 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners (4 BBs), 5 Ks, ERA at 4.99, but left the game after taking a comebacker to the ribs.  Yordano “The Body” Ventura says he’ll be fine, then challenged Ivan Putski to an arm wrestling match.

Kendrys Morales – 3-for-3 and his 16th homer.  Prior, he had three hits in the last ten games, so he’s far from hot, but maybe he’s not all drys’d up either.

Delino DeShields – 2-for-3 and a slam (3) and legs (5).  See!  I told you to draft him!  So, with Choo and Fielder DL’d, Profar moved to third, Beltre to DH and a spot in the lineup opened for DeShizz.  Worth a flyer in mixed leagues, but, before we dive in head first again only to realize it’s a mural of water on the swimming pool’s bottom, I’d like to see a bit more before dropping anyone too worthwhile.

Adrian Gonzalez – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 9th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Keep hitting like that and the Yankees might sign you in four years!

Howie Kendrick – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, and 2nd this weekend.  Hot schmotato alert!

Tommy Pham – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer.  Is it just me or do you want to call him Phommy Tam?  Meh, maybe it’s me.  I owned Pham up until yesterday, but then I saw he was hitting under-.100 for the week, so I dropped him.  Then, he homered.  So, there ya go.

Drew Smyly – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 5.42 vs. Kendall Graveman 9 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.15.  This Smyly/Graveman matchup sounds like it was pulled from a Stephen King novel, except King laughs in the face of words ending in -ly.  Those who have read his book, On Writing, know what I’m saying.  It was brilliantly written.  Dah!

Jesse Hahn – 7 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks as he was recalled from Triple-A, where he had a 3.63 ERA and 6.2 K/9 and 4.5 BB/9.  That ain’t too fly, Jeff Goldblum.  Hahn resides in that town of velocity, but he’s a velocitease, ask Reverend Jim.  I’d drive around in a taxi with a moose head hood ornament, call me a taxidermist.

Billy Butler – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Cause I can never get enough of this.

Blake Snell – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.05.  Maybe I shouldn’t have dropped him, screaming, “Snell ya later,” but it made me giggle.

Tim Lincecum – 1 1/3 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 8.70.  Before Lincecum pitches, the Angels should put a damp towel under the door to absorb the stink.

Alex Bregman – Officially called up by the Astros.  And the phone call went like this, “Hey, you wanna join us in the majors?”  “What took so long?”  “Well, we were experimenting with Marwin Gonzalez.”  “Does Marwin know science?”  “Maybe, but not the science of hitting.”  “Great book.”  “You read the ‘Science of Hitting?'”  “No, someone walked past carrying Memoirs of a Geisha.”  And that’s how the call-up of Bregman went down.  Obviously, you should grab him as I’ve been saying for the last two weeks.  Here’s my Alex Bregman fantasy for further reading.

Evan Gattis – 1-for-5 and his 16th homer on Sunday, after hitting two homers on Saturday.  Must’ve heard all the people in the comments about dropping him.  Y’all should try and ask to drop Abreu.  It can’t hurt!

Collin McHugh – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.18.  But his ERA in July is much prettier, 2.66.  I’ve streamed him a couple of times this month, and likely should’ve just held onto him.  Idle hands and all.

Jose Altuve – 3-for-5, 6 RBIs and his 16th and 17th homers, hitting .360.  On our Player Rater, he’s still firmly in 1st for all of fantasy.  It’s hard to imagine anyone hopping over him.  That’s for fantasy, obviously.  In real life, he’s like hopping the Travelocity gnome.

Luis Valbuena – 1-for-5 and his 13th homer.  You know what I’m gonna say, Valbuena will hit another homer in the next three days or my name isn’t Grey Albright, Fantasy Master Lothario (don’t abbreviate it).

Julio Teheran – Left Friday’s start with a minor lat strain and then on Saturday the Braves said, “Well, worst case scenario, I guess we can still trade him to the Diamondbacks.”

David Dahl – Called up by the Rockies with CarGo and/or Blackmon about to take a huge hit in their fantasy value.  Unless they’re traded to the Padres and San Diego goes ten feet under water and needs to relocate to Denver, but this feels like a long shot scenario.  Dahl feels like Blackmon with a little more power and a little less speed — he’s the Black Dahlia!  Anything can happen with rookies, but Coors is not a place that’s hard to find success.  I’d grab Dahl in all leagues.

Tyler Chatwood – 5 IP, 0 ER, 9 baserunners (8 BBs), 6 Ks, ERA at 3.65.  With all of those BBs, he’s lucky he didn’t shoot his eye out.

DJ LeMahieu – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 6th homer, hitting .325.  On another team, he’s Tommy La Stella, which would be no reason to stellabrate.

Nolan Arenado – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 25th homer.  Quick!  Grab your Gregg Jefferies rookie cards and meet me under the bed!  It’s a Torenado!

Trevor Story – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 27th homer.  Mean’s while, on Saturday, he went 4-for-4, 3 runs, 5 RBIs with two more homers.  Here’s a Story, of a lovely shortstop, who was hitting dongs longer than Milton Berle’s…

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Derrick
Derrick
6 years ago

You told me yesterday that I couldn’t get anything for Roark.

I just swapped him for Chris Davis. And it was offered to me!!

ThE sHiT
ThE sHiT
Reply to  Derrick
6 years ago

@Derrick: I thought my haul of Justin Upton wasn’t too bad, you take the cake for that one, great job!

Herb
Herb
6 years ago

Lefty scissors line was genius!

Ervin Santana and Tyler Skaggs both available, who do you grab?

Thanks Grey

Nightpandas
Nightpandas
6 years ago

Grey in a keeper would you move Braun and Felix for Greinke and Ellsbury or Greinke and Longo?

swaggerjackers
swaggerjackers
6 years ago

@grey: Just got offered Cano for Bregman straight up. It’s a keeper league and I’m middle of the pack. Pull the trigger and hope for the best this season or hold and look to next season?

Jimbo
Jimbo
6 years ago

ROS……Rendon, Carter or Baez……

Dodge me
Dodge me
6 years ago

Grichuk, Leonys, smolinksi, Joseph, Tomas or deshields

Brett
Brett
6 years ago

12 team 6×6 ops and holds are extra categories

My team
Posey belt Russell Correa machado story profar Bryant Harper j upton Mazara bregman Leonys bench Pearce dl pence
Staff j fer Salazar cueto price taillon colome rondon romo a Miller dyson Harris bench Casilla dl joe Ross

I have two trade options sano for Casilla and Pearce or maeda for dyson. I have one too many relievers with pence coming back I have too many hitters but is sano a better choice?

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
6 years ago

Osuna Matata!

I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6000 for you to bail out a couple of shit puppets
I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6000 for you to bail out a couple of shit puppets
6 years ago

just lost rondon to holds guy, in 16 team h2h with holds and saves i have
jeffress (might lose him soon too), kintzler for saves and rondon/siegrist/diekman/ottavino. somebody just dropped romo, who’s my drop for him?

2. from above, it appears i might be smart to grab barrett, but over who?

I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6000 for you to bail out a couple of shit puppets
I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6000 for you to bail out a couple of shit puppets
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: guessing since i just lost a closer i should do this one:
i have an offer of papelbon for vogelbach, who i added (over aj reed right before reed got sent down), with papelbon i’d still have enough closers. offense looks like this:
C hundley
1B goldy
2B odor
SS segura
OF (3) duvall/saunders/sano
util (2) c-santana/upton
BN rajai/vogelbach

muskysmell
muskysmell
6 years ago

oh man…Bregman was about 3-4 feet away from hitting an opposite field grand slam hr.

SO SAD!!!!!

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  muskysmell
6 years ago

@muskysmell:
Hey now!

Pugs&Slugs
Pugs&Slugs
6 years ago

Hi Grey,
NL-Only H2H
CA Beef
1B. GOLDY
2B. DJ
3B. Franco
SS. Villar
INF. Gennett
OF. Piscotty, Ozuna, Duvall, Owings
UTIL. Pollock

SPs. Arrieta, Cole, Hendricks, McCarthy, Velasquez, Gray, Eickhoff, Ray
RPs. Rondon, JJ, Romo, Cabrera

A) Which 2 would you drop Cabrera and Rondon for that will be the most help from August on?

Available Arms are: Barrett, Alex Reyes, Homer, Siegrist, Feliz, Liberatore.
Bats are: Adams, Altherr, Wilmer

B) I have the number 2 waiver pick. Worth getting Chapman, or should I try to land another SP or big bat? I know S are a category, but Rondon never got any opps and it’s not like I’m getting many with my other guys. I need the best use of my WP.

C) After Ray’s start in MIL, he has tough matchups so I plan to drop him. Who if any from A would be the next to pick up?

Thanks!

Pugs&Slugs
Pugs&Slugs
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Thanks!
If I don’t get Chapman, who would you pick up?
Do you think Altherr will be a bust this year?

Whirlaway
Whirlaway
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: guy?! There’s no less than three girl readers here, Grey. A minority we do NOT want to disturb.

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
6 years ago

at least i don’t have to worry about any j.iglesias HR’s hurting me, as in 2/3 of leagues deep enough for him to be owned that are h2h (20 team or AL only) i have him, and in the other i’m so far in 1st it probably doesn’t matter.

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
6 years ago

NL only, better off if i have estevez/jeffress/ottavino dropping ottavino for barrett or will smith?

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: this is kind of league where i’d be fairly likely to be able to grab smith (if jeffress trade), or ottavino (if estevez demotion) probably ahead of leaguemates. of course thornberg is owned.

hondo
hondo
6 years ago

Yu and Crush or Donaldson?

muskysmell
muskysmell
6 years ago

gdamn….Aaron Sanchez ($5) was a throw-in player in my blockbuster trade a week ago in my deal for Trout/Lester in my keeper league b/c I was in 1st and a real chance to win it all this season but I’m starting to feel like I might regret letting him go.

But banners fly forever, right…?
D=

herschel
herschel
6 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft. jeffress for trea?

goodfold2
goodfold2
6 years ago

dynasty roto 6X6 with holds and OPS added. start 2 of each CI/MI, 1 catcher, 3 OF, 1 util. all contracts end this year unless mentioned and unless mentioned all contracts are .4 mil (league min). we get 3 tags each year, 1 each of franchise (pay real life contract money) and restricted (match bids of others or get pick(s) commensurate with amount of bid), and a 3rd tag that can be of either type. 100 mil budget that might move up to 110 next year for compensate for real life inflation.
C d’arnaud (2017)
CI beltre 10.5 (2017, restricted tag matched bid)
CI smoak (1.347)
MI segura (.534, franchise, he’s on last year of a VERY cheap real life deal)
MI alcides (5.25, franchised)
OF drury (CI also, 2019)
OF k.johnson (also CI/MI, 1.428)
OF d.alvarez BAL (2019)
util r.howard (6.638)
BN e.carrera
l.martin (3.1)
e.rosario (2018)
RES/IR – altherr (2019)
a-jax (6.4)
c.herrmann
SP liriano (11.5)
sale (6.425)
quintana (6.4)
davies (2019)
verrett
urena (2018)
hellickson (5.103)
RP melancon (6.421)
d.hernandez (2.497)
m.cabrera (2019)
n.jones (5.348, 2018)
petit (4.033)
salas (1.42, 2017)
and notable prospects (26 not mentioned yet total, slots for 30, goes up to 35 during next year’s draft) being r.lopez, cozens (OF PHI), m.ynoa (RP WSOX, possible holds guy next year, almost is now), sherfy (RP ARI, similar to ynoa, with more upside), so with guys up right now i’d have 20.468 tied up in 6 hitters, 1 SP, and 3 RP with possibly salas being a cut (i’d be on hook for .71 mil if i cut for next year, or could cut late this year and eat all 1.42 now).

other than clearly franchising Sale for 6.5 (average amount of his contract per year is that much), what’s best spot for my other tags? (could be either 1 restricted 1 franchise, or 2 restricted). gotta think quintana/segura are my best pieces to hold onto

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  goodfold2
6 years ago

@goodfold2: 30 team league for reference, it’s in all three year’s i’ve owned it been from 8th-17th, currently in 14th. playoff spots for 10 teams, it becomes h2h in playoffs, which are whole month of september.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: ok good stuff, beltre/d’arnaud already on contracts, so leony’s be 3rd.

Brett
Brett
6 years ago

Would you trade Pearce and Casilla for sano?

Also which closers do you think are most likely to lose their job at the trade deadline?

Dodge me
Dodge me
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: who takes dyson spot?

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Dodge me
6 years ago

@Dodge me: if they go by performance diekman, if they are scared of lefty closer kela.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  goodfold2
6 years ago

@goodfold2: oops, i forgot TEX is a “buyer” it’ll be who they trade for, if he’s any good. so not street.

John
John
6 years ago

I have been offered DeGrom for Frazier which you thought was fair from a value standpoint. I should have asked how much it could improve my team as I would slot the surprising Napoli in his CI spot. 12 team, redraft, H2H league. Here is my team. Accept trade or hold?

Gattis
Goldy, Franco, Frazier,
Schoop, Kinsler, Villar
Betts, Polanco, Marte, Maybin, Khris
UTIL: currently Napoli
I just picked up Kepler so he would slide into UTIL role
Sale, Carrasco, CMart, Hill, Hammel
KRod, Casilla, Familia and Rondon (drop or trade poor Rondon as this is a holds league which I have punted)

John
John
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey:
Ok. I will hold. If Hill comes back decently that would help! I also have JBs boy Ross on DL so maybe I have enough pitching???

joe
joe
6 years ago

Turner or Mazara for R/AVG
Skaggs or Snell?
ROS

Dodge me
Dodge me
6 years ago

Belt down to 6th in the lineup time to switch him out with Tommy j?

Dodge me
Dodge me
6 years ago

Pineda a streamer right?

Taylor
Taylor
6 years ago

Turner, Morales or Schimpf this week?

Spyre
Spyre
6 years ago

baez or turner for my 2b slot?

Spyre
Spyre
Reply to  Spyre
6 years ago

@Spyre: gonna also add its h2h points where k’s are -1

ganggreenn
ganggreenn
6 years ago

A. Should I drop corey dickerson or kepler for dhal.
B. Should I drop dylan bundy, thornbug or bedrosian for barret. OR HOLD.

ganggreenn
ganggreenn
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: dahl is gone should I go zimmer ,frazier,margot, smolinski or any other prospects coming up im in a rotisseriie league season long points. Also so your saying drop bedrosian for barret. Can I ask why bedrosian over dropping thornbug.

Mike
Mike
6 years ago

Beat an impatient owner to Bregman, now he’s offering me Darvish for him. No brainer, right?

henncoop
henncoop
6 years ago

Too risky to start Dahl in a weekly lineups league this week?

Yankee my Wanky!
Yankee my Wanky!
6 years ago

Grey,
Please pick 2 for this week in a 10 Team H2H Points League:
Hammel against ChiSox
Shoemaker at KC
Yu against As
McCullers against NYY
Fullmer at Bosox

Thanks very much Grey.

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
6 years ago

now with strop being moved to 7th inning, for holds grab any of these 8th inning guys over him, buchter, shaw, ottavino abad?

2. similar, but with K/BB, K/9, OBPA drop strop for any of the COL guys (motte/ottavino/boone). deeper league here as far as RP started (start 6 in #2 vs 5 max in #1), have ramos, estevez, kintzler closing here and strop/siegrist/kelley holding

3. for net saves and holds, drop any of strop, maurer, estevez for any of: j.wilson, shaw, thornburg, liberatore, dull, kelley?

4. 12 team league with saves and holds (separately), with allen/estevez/k-rod for saves, and diekman/brach/betances/diaz for holds, need to drop one of the holds guys for SP streamer (h2h league), guessing brach with o’day back?

5. dynasty with net saves and holds and K/BB, strop or any of: liberatore, buchter, m.cabrera, bedrosian?

6. in dynasty, which 2 out of o’day, brach, strop, j.wilson, liberatore, thornburg, w.smith, shaw for holds?

ivebeenupthreedaysstraight
ivebeenupthreedaysstraight
6 years ago

drop pearce or shaw (1b/3b slot) for delino cocaine? need to pick up a little speed here…

ivebeenupthreedaysstraight
ivebeenupthreedaysstraight
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: hah, no autocorrect. just a bad stimulant pun… you know, cocaine is like amphetamines and amphetamines = speed! caint help mahself.

Rodger Dorn
Rodger Dorn
6 years ago

Drop Duvall for Dahl? Feels like a no

Beau Hammel
Beau Hammel
6 years ago

12 team 5×5 roto keeper league, keep 5 dudes, no MI/CI spots. What do you think about selling my McCutchen for a 1st round pick? My other keepers would be Trout, Odor, Cano, Cole and one of Matz, Hendricks, Chris Davis. Or should I try to move one of the 2B instead since we don’t have a MI spot?

ROTO OVERLORD
ROTO OVERLORD
6 years ago

The only OVERLORD, THE ROTO OVERLORD is back. PICK 2 ROS, Oh, Jeffress, Harris…..ROS pick 2 skaggs, shoemaker, velazquez

Dodge me
Dodge me
6 years ago

Do you see any trades you would make for team A involving these players

Team A
Belt, Bregman, Frazier, grichuk, hellickson, price, Salazar , darvish , Paxton , Duffy, kinztler, Maurer, Nate jones, estevez

Team B
Blackmon, Edwin, machado, Polanco, McCullers, tailon, Bauer, fulmer, keuchel, jefress, will Harris

Dodge me
Dodge me
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: need rbi and runs

Dv
Dv
6 years ago

Runs/doubles/3b/hr/tb/avg/obp/steals/net steals
Hitting good enough to trade Frazier for degrom or hold

C grandal
1b belt
2b Schoop
3b Franco
Ss Lindor
If Bregman
Of trout, Kepler, marte, grichuk
Util schimpf, Frazier
Bench trea Turner dl jd Martinez

Dv
Dv
6 years ago

Grichuk or puig

Jack
Jack
6 years ago

De Leon call up happening anytime soon? Hold or use as a streaming spot? Thx.

dom
dom
6 years ago

would you rather own Carlos Gomez or David Dahl

dom
dom
Reply to  dom
6 years ago

@dom: redraft

chris
chris
6 years ago

H2H Points weekly lock:
Who would you start at ss?

Bregman (6, NYY, @Det)
Segura (7, @Mil, @LAD)

John
John
6 years ago

Frazier for DeGrom fair?

JimmyJackJames
JimmyJackJames
6 years ago

Great job Grey – about to make a trade in my deep roto:

Giving Castellanos/Will Smith

Getting Melancon/Franco OR Zobrist

Castellanos has keeper value and I’m going for it this year and need saves. Would you rather have Franco or Zobrist? I feel like Franco has all the upside and Zobrist has done very little since he went nuts in May.

Thoughts?

Bobbo
Bobbo
6 years ago

12 team 5×5 h2h
Holliday or Grichuk?

ThE sHiT
ThE sHiT
6 years ago

Deshields, Margot once hes up, Chisenhall, or Hernan Perez for value and steals?

mikestatic
mikestatic
6 years ago

great stuff. who to start this week, jup or grichuk in the OF? jup has been killing me all year and grichuk has looked better recently. thanks.

Garrsh
Garrsh
6 years ago

got offered Semien and Dylan bundy for Ozuna. Keeper league can keep players for up to 3 years. Bundy isn’t on active roster and is in the “minors” so wouldn’t take up roster spot.

should i do it?

tank1
tank1
6 years ago

Need to clear up space on the back part of my roster. Options to drop include Velasquez, Taillon, Bedrosian and Upton Jr. Upton is my only bench bat right now and I have been rostering Bedrosian as backup to Street in case he gets traded or loses his job (he also has value because the league counts holds). If this was a re-draft league I would probably drop Taillon but I am hesitant to do so in case he develops into a keeper over the second half. Any thoughts on who you would drop here? Thanks.

Geoff
Ralph LIfshitz
6 years ago

Bregman is batting 6th starting at 3rd….

Geoff
Ralph LIfshitz
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: You hear the pod I started doing last week? We just hit iTunes on Friday. We’re recording tonight so we’ll get into the Aroldis aftermath and some other trade deadline prospect stuff.

I do love the rookies, too bad I hate Todd Frazier, on my team and off it. He’s always doing me wrong.

The Hack Formerly Known as Hate
The Hack Formerly Known as Hate
Reply to  Ralph LIfshitz
6 years ago

@Ralph LIfshitz: You got a pod, what’s it called Bo Sox Beni?

Geoff
Ralph LIfshitz
Reply to  The Hack Formerly Known as Hate
6 years ago

@The Hack Formerly Known as Hate: It’s Benny Baseball to you buck-o!!

The Hack Formerly Known as Hate
The Hack Formerly Known as Hate
Reply to  Ralph LIfshitz
6 years ago

@Ralph LIfshitz: buck-o…okay Ralph Cunningham

peacecoast
peacecoast
Reply to  Ralph LIfshitz
6 years ago

@Ralph LIfshitz: tell us about Dahl Ralphie

Geoff
Ralph LIfshitz
Reply to  peacecoast
6 years ago

@peacecoast: I’ll talk about Dahl a little on the pod too! Fantasy Gold Rush is the name! Subscribe or die!!!

Excellent hitter, 15-20 power, maybe he hits 25 in Coors, has 20+ steal speed now. Made huge gains in approach this season based on the jump in Bb%. has destroyed AA and AAA pitching.

peacecoast
peacecoast
Reply to  Ralph LIfshitz
6 years ago

@Ralph LIfshitz: You should have called it “Why I Like ‘Em Young”

Geoff
Ralph LIfshitz
Reply to  peacecoast
6 years ago

@peacecoast: I was going to call t Fantasy Jailbait per JB’s suggestion but it was shot down. The Tagline was “We like em young”. We went with the prospector theme with Gold Rush and the tagline of Prospecting for fantasy baseball.

ThE sHiT
ThE sHiT
Reply to  Ralph LIfshitz
6 years ago

@Ralph LIfshitz: thanks for the info on Dahl, scooped him in both my money leagues. Ill definitely subscribe to the pod, but later cuz im listening to the new Afro album, good so far. Been trolling you guys talk about music lately, interested in getting into it. Keep up the great guys, always the best read in fantasy!

peacecoast
peacecoast
Reply to  ThE sHiT
6 years ago

@ThE sHiT: wu tang is for the children

peacecoast
peacecoast
6 years ago

wanna pick up dahl, but my 5 OF are: polanco, duvall, kemp, J upton, mazara and about to get deshizz cuz I need SB badly.

how can I get Dahl?? drop mazara? he is too good isn’t he (can keep for one year). I xcould however drop S castro since I have dee gordon about to come out of suspension.

so it comes down to dropping mazara or s castro to put dahl on the bench…

David
David
6 years ago

Hey! Blackmon or JUp ? weekly lg

Thanks!!

Steve
Steve
6 years ago

Rodon & Heyward overpaying for Cueto?

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Flip Thor on injury risk?

knucks
knucks
Reply to  Steve
6 years ago

@Steve: For what? That’s way to vague

Steve
Steve
Reply to  knucks
6 years ago

@knucks: was continuation of thread…. Rodon+ Heyward is too little for Cueto, so I asked if Thor was more like it.

Thanks guys. Hope Thor & Rodon(AAA) dominate tonight.

Boudreaux 's Blind Billy
Boudreaux 's Blind Billy
6 years ago

Corey Seager for Story and Bregman in a forever keeper league? Thinking Story side but not sure

You Know Nothing, J.T. Snow
You Know Nothing, J.T. Snow
6 years ago

What are your thoughts on Puig the rest of the season? Thinks he turns it around or continues to suck?

hondo
hondo
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: I gagged when you recommended him over Dahl.He’s definitely on my all scumbag team,not as highly ranked as Reyes though.

smegma
smegma
6 years ago

Trade Pujols/Heyward for Trumbo?

Chad Donaldson
Chad Donaldson
6 years ago

Dynasty league, I give up McCutchen for Ozuna and Estrada?

Bueno?

GMoney
GMoney
6 years ago

Any good thoughts about Tyler Scaggs

GMoney
GMoney
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: sorry….just read all…thx

Jon A
Jon A
6 years ago

Kyle Hendricks for Duvall? 12 team keeper

Shawn T.
Shawn T.
6 years ago

Ryan Braun for Rich Hill, who wins? R/HR/RBI/NSB/OBP/SLG and W/K per 9/IP/WHIP/ERA/SV and HLD league. Thx for pointing me to the right post btw

Long Bawls
Long Bawls
Reply to  Shawn T.
6 years ago

@Shawn T.: Braun.

jacks
jacks
6 years ago

About to trade Kang and Valencia for Danny Duffy and Fowler in my 4X4. Green light, right?

joe
joe
6 years ago

i’ve got solarte and baez rotating in and out of 2b. should i drop one to pick up turner? need avg/runs

Greg
Greg
6 years ago

Someone dropped the DJ….would you rather have him or Baez? No complaints on my end on Baez, since I added him, and DJ has only seven steals so far. Thanks. Oh, Gausman, Snell, Mannea, which do you like going forward? Thanks Grey

Greg
Greg
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: the Oh wasn’t the pitcher. ..lol other three add Bundy too.

Greg
Greg
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Oh was just like….”Oh!” I forgot to ask….Snell, Bundy, Mannea, or Gausman….looks like JB is “all in” on Snell….can’t decide of these myself….Mannea in OCO looks tough…..

Greg
Greg
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Thanks, sir. I have one move for the week, and I’m trying to not make any moves….save them until the trade deadline….I may make speculative grab of Ottavino.

Check this out…every week I make my moves at midnight to get in first….this ONE week I did not. And someone nabbed Dahl. Been eyeballing him all year. Fercrissakes….

I KEPT Paxton (helped me big time this week….) … bet you cut him, huh? Should I thank you and the “Grey just-dropped” boost?

GMoney
GMoney
6 years ago

Rest of Season
Matz or Stroman??

Being offered Matz for my Stroman…. I am suspicious, there is something I don’t know
Pls Help

Mike
Mike
6 years ago

Would you sell high on Trumbo to get MadBum?

TonyTown
TonyTown
6 years ago

Dahl, Puig, or C. Gomez ROS?

TonyTown
TonyTown
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

MY OF consists of Harper, Braun, Piscotty, Granderson, Mazara, and Dahl with Pence on the DL. Puig was just dropped in my league. Who should I drop for [email protected]Grey:

Tommy
Tommy
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: trade grichuk, Kepler for puig?

Tommy
Tommy
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: which one

Tommy
Tommy
6 years ago

Santana vs braves, Harrell @ twins, or Cody reed @sf?

Starting any of those guys or hellickson if I have guys like darvish, price, carrasco, Salazar, Duffy going later in the week?

Long Bawls
Long Bawls
6 years ago

Weird. I always thought Dal was with the Indians.

Long Bawls
Long Bawls
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Great guy, though apparently Braun fingered him as the one who first gave him a dosa.

Long Bawls
Long Bawls
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Could be I’m thinking of Sammy Samosa.

Long Bawls
Long Bawls
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: I think JB mighta sounded the Chittagong on any further puns by me. But I swear I’m not Madrasist!

Joel
Papa Jean Segura
6 years ago

I grabbed Dahl this morning but have way too many hitters now. 10 team league. Would you drop any of these guys: Valencia, Maybin, trea turner, baez

hondo
hondo
6 years ago

Stras for Kris Bryant in a vacuum.Who you got?

hondo
hondo
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Cool.I was angling to get Harper low,but the dude’s a Nats fan so I thought I’d open with Bryant and soften him up to deal Harper.I was pleasantly surprised.

hondo
hondo
Reply to  hondo
6 years ago

@hondo: Would it be Harper over Stras IYO?Thanks.

hondo
hondo
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: It’s my 8 team fiends “rachambeaux” league,where the real prize is the name calling hierarchy.
That’s the league that I earned your disdain in last night by questioning Polanco.The WW is pretty ripe with scmotatoes and better.

That was just a dry run anyway.I’m going to target Harper in my money leagues now that I’ve gotten past the major trade nerves.I’ll definitely be running some stuff by you later.I feel so bad about dissing your Polanco higher that the other ‘perts pick,I’ll send you an early daiquiri.Don’t thank me,it’s the one I would have sent after the playoffs anyway.If inflation goes up,I’ll make out.Or maybe I’ll lose,I forget how it works.I’m not good at economics.

hondo
hondo
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: More like I questioned his health.Too much low hanging fruit in an 8 teamer.There isn’t a moves limit,so it’s great to OCD out on when I’m low on moves in my money leagues.
Tasty beverage sent 2:18 American Standard Time

Chad Donaldson
Chad Donaldson
6 years ago

I need to drop one of these two for Bregman in a keeper, Kepler, Semien or Bossman

Thanks

herschel
herschel
6 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft. abreu for maybin?

herschel
herschel
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: any thoughts on what tier OF you think i should target for abreu?

herschel
herschel
Reply to  herschel
6 years ago

@herschel: what about abreu for j-up. one steamy pile for another?

herschel
herschel
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: so just to confirm, my abreu for j-up? i was just offered this. Probably as good as im gonna get for him?

matt
matt
6 years ago

gray- made a pair of big trades over the weekend, acquiring Goldy & Mookie for Jo-Fer, Hamels & Frazier.

12 team 6×6 roto w/ OPS & QS

C – Castillo
1b – Goldy
2b – Dozier
3b – Donaldson
SS – Lindor
Of – Mookie
Of – Piscotty
Of – Saunders
Util – J. Abreu
Util – Pagan
Bn – Baez
DL – Just Dong

SP – Archer, C. Martinez, Velasquez, Shoemaker, Taillon
RP – Madson, Oh, Harris, Dull, Jones
DL – J. Ross

My pitching is now a bit weak and was offered by Abreu for Maeda. Is that enough value?

thanks!

cubjet
cubjet
6 years ago

Baez, Profar or Kendrick?

J-FOH
J-FOH