Steamer/Razzball projections are at or near the top with the best projections in baseball.  Not the best at our site, that’s easy, they are.  They’re the best when people drop nerd science with coefficients and variables and charts and graphs and other shizz I don’t understand.  Articles have been done, things have been written, nerds have yelled at their mothers to not bother them right now.  Steamer/Razzball projections are great.  They were the best free baseball projections last year.  Those projections drive the Stream-o-Nator, Hitter-Tron and our other tools.  What in the effy-eff does this effy-eff have to do with effin’ anything?  Those projections gave three players a 20/20 season Mike Trout, Carlos Gomez and Steven Souza.  I just got goose-pimplies writing that.  Seriously, feel my arm.  That’s not my arm!  Hey now!  Souza could only hit .240, but there’s no reason why he is only owned in 19% of ESPN leagues.  Well, there is a reason, but I don’t want to insult anyone.  That ownership number is a miscarriage of fantasy justice.  You, the great people of the world, raise your mouse-clicky hand.  First, put down the Krimpet, you have butterscotch frosting on your fingers.  Just put it down on your desk for a second, no one’s going to take it.  People don’t even want to be near you when you’re eating.  Okay, now take your recently freed-up hand and go to your waivers and grab Souza.  It’s your duty.  Hehe, I said duty.  Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Dalton Pompey – As Sean Kingston would say, “There’s a fire burning on the dance floor by Pompey.”

Alejandro De Aza – Today will go down in– what’s the opposite of infamy?  Unfamy?  Today will go down in unfamy as the day there was a shizzton of 10+ HR/20+ SB outfielders on waivers.

Desmond Jennings – Not doing a ton of anything other than stealing, but, at some point, he will hit his usual 10 to 15 HRs.  You can count on it, if you count by 10’s or 15’s.

Travis Snider – It sure is taking a long time for people to pick Snider up.  It’s like he’s burned you before in past seasons or something.  *applies cocoa butter to Snider burns*

Jake Marisnick – The year was 1961.  The Yankees had a 1 PM game scheduled when Roger Maris saw Mickey Mantle coming out of a bar at noon.  Angry at what The Mick was doing to himself, he put him in a cab and sent him home.  The cab driver was planning on working a half day, then taking in the Yankee game and wanted The Mick to play.  The cabbie knew the only way The Mick would play is if he sobered up or he got The Mick so blotto he became sober-drunk.  Sober-drunk was the easier of the two options so the cabbie began to ply him with scotch.  45 minutes later, Mantle leaned against old Yankee Stadium to urinate and told the cabbie, “You’re the best coach I ever had.” In that game, Maris and Mantle both homered twice, and to honor that day the cabbie changed his name to Rogey Marismick.  Many years later, Rogey went to see an exhibit at Ellis Island and the lady, who was selling admission tickets, misread his credit card and changed his name to Marisnick.  For our purposes, his son, Jake, can hit 12 homers and steal 20+ bases.

Denard Span – Denard Dawg is worth owning for SAGNOF and runs since he should be activated any day now, Annie Potts.

Ender Inciarte – Hitting around .400 and so sneaky good he has CIA in the middle of his last name.

Matt Joyce – This is more of a Hitter-Tron call, though I’m not entirely sure the Hitter-Tron doesn’t like Joyce just because the Hitter-Tron named his washing machine Joyce and then covered himself in detergent and hit the spin cycle.

Jarrod Dyson – Run, Chicken Man, run!

Caleb Joseph – Hitting .375 and filling in for Wieters admirably.  Those are big shoes, after all.  I mean, Wieters was touted as the savior of all of baseball when he was first called up.  Yeah, no hype there.  Nice call, Keith Law.  Baseball scouts are wrong as much as baseball hitters.  If they get three out of ten right, they appear to be Hall of Fame-level scouts.  Speaking of which, watch out for, Tim Beckham, Gordon Beckham, Brian Matusz, Kyle Shipworth, Yonder Alonso, Aaron Crow and Jason Castro!  That is merely seven names from the top ten of the 2008 baseball draft.

Mark Canha – I picked this guy up about a week ago in my 15-team mixed league, because, well, where do I start?  I own Arcia, for one.  You feeling me?  Could you stop feeling me now?  Canha will likely need to be platooned because…A’s, but Canha had 20 HRs in Triple-A last year.

Alex Guerrero – Mattingly has to play Guerrero, right?  There’s still no closer, Mattingly is hitting Pederson eighth, he benches Puig for Ethier, he shaved a glorious mustache.  So, what Mattingly has to do and what he does do?  Two different things.

Devon Travis – I just gave you my Devon Travis fantasy last week.  I wrote it with the power of twelve mules.  By the by, if you have no interest in owning Travis, you haven’t watched him hit.  He looks like a black Pedroia.  I will call him Pedafroia.

Jonathan Schoop – Has three homers, is batting .292 and is owned in 4.8% of leagues.  Javier Baez was sent to the minors, but hasn’t done much there because he’s been on a leave of absence for a few weeks due to a personal matter and is owned in 19.2% of leagues and just this week Baez’s ownership went up 7.8%.  Can’t make that stuff up.  I mean, I can, but you’d be able to fact check it pretty quickly.

Yangervis Solarte – Been playing 2nd base while Gyorko sits in the corner of the dugout and thinks about what he’s done to all of those that trusted him.

Marcus Semien – Is it weird that I had a dream that The Harangutan was pitching to Semien and Jane Goodall ran on the field to kiss The Harangutan, but she was endowed like Morganna?  Now that I see it written out, it’s not weird at all.

Brett Lawrie – Let’s just rename this Buy column, the A’s are hitting, grab them.  Yeah, that’s pithy.

Jake Lamb – Could lose playing time to Yasmany, if Yasmany can figure out what side of his glove to put his hand into.  “Can I just put the baseball glove on my head?  I saw that in The Bad News Bears, which was a huge blockbuster in Cuba in 2013.”  That’s Yasmany talking to Chip Hale.

Eric Campbell – Here’s what I said the other day, “The Mets recalled Eric Campbell, no relation to Dave or the soup.  I bid a ton on him in one NL-Only league because I had Kelly Johnson starting (don’t ask).  Campbell was hitting well in Triple-A (PCL, the stats don’t matter, don’t ask).  Likely he’s a short-term call-up, but for those in deep leagues, I’d look at him.”  And that’s me quoting me!

Cody Asche – Hot schmotato alert!  Oh, wait, these are all hot schmotatoes.  I liked Asche a lot last year, but obviously that was a bit premature — hey, are we still talking about Semien?  I liked Asche, because he wasn’t a complete pushover in the minors with the bat:  .295, 15 HRs, 11 SBs in Triple-A in 2013.

Jed Lowrie – He’ll cool off at some point and you can drop him then.  I promise.  9&xlsawa24!  Dah, I had my fingers crossed.  No promises!

Jose Ramirez – Love his combo of speed and power, but I get it, his .182 batting average ain’t a barrel of Harangutans.  I would try to give Ramirez a bit more time, though.

Mike Dunn – Let’s get the SAGNOF portion of the program out of the way, shall we?  (By the by, don’t ever end a question with shall we in real life or someone would be justified to punch you.)

Yimi Garcia – He’s my Roberto Osuna pick of the week, i.e., I don’t know if he’ll get saves but his K-rate is ridunk, dunk, dunk.  Pitches like what, what, what.  He can move your butt, butt, butt.  Let me see him pitch so strong.

Tony Watson – Melancon is pitching about as well as people pronouncing Melancon.

Danny Farquhar – Yoervis Medina could be the go-to guy here, but I don’t think Rodney is in serious trouble of losing the job.  I mean, he should lose the job, but that doesn’t mean he will.

Adam Ottavino – Could be as good as, say, Cody Allen for the entire year.  Otta’ boy!

Danny Salazar – I just went over him this morning.  Use your scrolly finger, you’ll find it.

J.A. Happ – Here’s a quick Stream-o-Nator call.  Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof because I’m streaming Happ!

Chris Heston – He can be the 2nd best Giants starter.  Okay, that’s not fair.  He is the 2nd best Giants starter.

Miguel Gonzalez – A commenter tipped me off on Wednesday that Gonzalez has the 3rd best ERA since July of last year.  Though, I’m not sure if that’s accurate after researching it.  Gonzalez has been terrific (2.19 ERA post-All Star break last year), and I nearly made him the lede today, but his K-rate over his career is 6.5 and that’s in a lot of innings, and he’s 30 years old, so I don’t think he’s suddenly become something he’s not.  I’d grab him while he’s pitching well, but I’m not completely sold that he’s more than 3.60 ERA, 6+ K/9.

Carlos Martinez – This isn’t a grab because he could do well in his next start.  This is a “He should be owned” grab, and hopefully he does well in his next start.

Edinson Volquez – It may or may not continue, but he has a 1.2 BB/9 right now.  That’s from a guy that throws 94 MPH.  Grab him with the Volqen Death Grip.

Brandon MorrowHodgepadre!

Jimmy Nelson – Should just be owned like I said for C-Mart.  Nelson has about one more good start before all the Jimmy and Janie Schmohawks at ESPN highlight him.

Anthony DeSclafani – The great thing about DeSclafani is he has great control, so even if he gets bombed, it shouldn’t be that bad.  Yes, March Grey is surprised that April Grey thinks there’s anything great about DeSclafani.  Or that he even knows how to spell his name.

Travis Wood – If he does well in his next start, and I imagine he will, he’s going to be the hottest add in all of fantasy land.  That’s all of the land that doesn’t see the sunlight, except on the television during day games.

SELL

Andrew McCutchen – Here is a small little news item from the March issue of Ebony, “The Dread Pirate no more, McCutchen cut off his dreadlocks.  He’s still a man of style in our book.  Holla at ya boy.”  Then the article updated Bobbi Kristina and why man-scarves are so dang popular.  Maybe McCutchen was like Samson deriving power from his hair.  You would’ve thought dreaded was a bad thing, but if speed’s the key then show me the dreadlock.  He’s been plagued with knee problems since the spring, and sliding and running and diving for catches and everything can’t be easy on his knees.  So far, he’s attempted one steal and was caught.  After only being caught three times all of last year.  McCutchen, without speed, is a 22-homer outfielder with a great average.  Still solid, but not a first rounder.  I wouldn’t sell him for a ticket to see Sanjaya in concert, but I would explore options.

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musky smell
musky smell
7 years ago

Also, would you do a Masahiro Tanaka for Colin McHugh and Carlos Martinez?

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  musky smell
7 years ago

@musky smell: i’d do it for mchugh alone so yes.

musky smell
musky smell
7 years ago

Grey,
Should Travis Wood be owned? I play in a 12 team, mixed, roto league

My current pitchers are: Paxton, Tanaka, McCarthy, Hisashi, Arrieta, Shane Greene, Ryu (DL), and I just picked up Alfredo Simon for his 2 starts this week.

I’m thinking of dropping Simon and picking up Wood once this week’s lineup gets set and I get Simon’s two starts locked in.
Should I do it?

Thx.

Crapshoot Kershaw
Crapshoot Kershaw
Reply to  musky smell
7 years ago

@musky smell: yeah.

Dommattingly
Dommattingly
7 years ago

Drop Porcello for Desclafani?

bossmanjunior
bossmanjunior
7 years ago

10 team h2h limited season moves

1) Drop Paxton for Rodon?

2) Drop Moss or Duda for Souza?

Thanks!

I am the Walrus
I am the Walrus
7 years ago

Drop Hutchinson or Paxton for T.Wood? I could drop either, which one?

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  I am the Walrus
7 years ago

@I am the Walrus: hutch

L-Boogie
L-Boogie
7 years ago

5×5 12 team roto. Drop Paxton or Hutch for Salazar? Both are killing me right now.

Thanks.

L-Boogie
L-Boogie
Reply to  L-Boogie
7 years ago

@L-Boogie: Putting together your responses to all the comments above, looks like I’m dropping Hutch.

Hal Incandenza
Hal Incandenza
Reply to  L-Boogie
7 years ago

@L-Boogie: Hutch.

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  Hal Incandenza
7 years ago

@Hal Incandenza: teamwork. good stuff.

jamie
jamie
7 years ago

Trade vogt for devon travis? Ramos is my other catcher. Flores at 2b until rendon gets back.

Flowers misses his old glasses... he's ok tho
Flowers misses his old glasses... he's ok tho
Reply to  jamie
7 years ago

@jamie: thats gotta be a good idea. vogt ain’t that much better (if he even is at all) than ramos anyway

Pappy
Pappy
7 years ago

12 team points league, no W’s or L’s,
Ross @ COL
or
Salazar @ DET

Must start one next week, both kinda scare me… leaning Salazar.

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
7 years ago

wonder why rosie didn’t come in in a one run lead divisional game save sit, he’d only gone 1 out of last 3 days, and only 1 inning in that one. flu or injury would have to be. it’s not like rosie’s looked bad.

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
7 years ago

@Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: he only faced 5 batters yesterday too, rotoworld saying a lot of pitches yesterday. if so me likely that matheny is both growing a mind and that i have walden for holds in many many leagues.

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
7 years ago

@Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: yet rosie owners should like this too, as unlike last year, he won’t get overworked and end up being an absolute whip killer with those 4 days in a row, and 5 out of 6 games, where he’s clearly tired.

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: i actually think it’s smart. you don’t need to stick to “the closer” in save opps. No reason to overwork anybody if you don’t need to. It’s just so un-Matheny-like.

joel
7 years ago

grey,

please rank these hitters off the wire: Travis, Lamb, Fowler, inciarte. Thx! Does Travis injury worry you?

Andy
Andy
7 years ago

All my holds guys promoted to closers, don’t want to just punt the catagory
Weekly lineup against smith and shaw this week
Punt or grab Farquhar ?
I’d have to drop a pitcher

My crew
Carrasco
Shoemaker
Pomeranz
Desclafani

Allen
W Davis
Clippard
Boxberger
Soria
Ottavino

Castro
Hahn
Hammel
Martinez

Would probably drop Hahn or Castro?

Also pick 3 for the week
Billy Hamilton(injured?)
Pederson
Duda
Bruce
Cain
could use speed and ave

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  Andy
7 years ago

@Andy: if you have that many closers just trade one for a good holds guy. you have 7 right now, which means a few other owners need some.

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
7 years ago

@Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: that being said, farq should be owned already in holds leagues unless your opps simply don’t know what a hold is.

Andy
Andy
Reply to  Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
7 years ago

I will attempt to deal closer although the league is tough to trade
Need to set the lineup for this week
Should I drop Hahn to grab Farquhar
I can then drop desclafani tmw to attempt waiver claim of Hahn back

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: bruce over cain sugar if he needs speed and average?

Andy
Andy
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

Thanks
You like Bruce over Lorenzo Cain this week?

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  Andy
7 years ago

@Andy: Tron gives bruce/duda/pederson low weekly ratings. nearly the same overall. bruce would be 3rd guy here though overall. billy is gambling though since possibly injured, yet he could play 2 games and get the steals you need too.

I am the Walrus
I am the Walrus
7 years ago

Do you think Rodon will spend a lot of time in the pen or a quickly moved to starter for Sox?

Trade Rodon straight up for A.Wood?
Straight up for Odorizzi?

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  I am the Walrus
7 years ago

@I am the Walrus: def not for a.wood. probably not for odor either. if they treat him like Sale he won’t start till august-september. blurbs claiming it’ll be earlier than that though.

Skeezix
Skeezix
7 years ago

Son of a…… I just lost D’Arnaud and now I seem to need to burn one of my 3 remaining waiver claims on a fricken catcher. Who do you think should be the best pickup keeping both short and long term in mind? We start two catchers, and my 2nd is Zunino so whoever I pickup here may have to replace him in the long run:

Chirinos
Caleb Joseph
Conger
Some other guy I may not be thinking of that wouldn’t already be on someone’s team in a 2-C league
Noone – leave an empty spot in your starting lineup until you can trade for a replacement or D’Arnaud comes back

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  Skeezix
7 years ago

@Skeezix: just grab plawecki, the replacement prospect for d’arnaud.

Skeezix
Skeezix
Reply to  Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
7 years ago

@Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: I thought about that, but I’ve never heard of him. Is he likely a better add than those other guys? The fact that he’s a rookie carries some value in my league, but not if he’s shite. Also, how long does a fractured hand take to heal? If it’s a few weeks, I’d rather go with a dead spot in my lineup than use a waiver pick on a total question mark (like I said – I literally only get 3 more until the end of August).

Skeezix
Skeezix
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: I guess D’Arnaud will be out for 4-6 weeks with this, huh? Dammit. I’ll have to drop one of Gausman or Peavy – I guess even though Gausman is the better long-term own, I’ll have to drop him since it’s unclear if he will earn a rotation spot? I also have Ryan Howard, but dropping him means I have no 1B backup (again, limited waiver claims for rest of year).

Skeezix
Skeezix
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: You think Gausman has a rotation spot soon? I’ll be in better shape when Ryu returns, but if I drop Peavy, I have no starter replacements until then (Paxton is starting for me, and I’ve also got Syndergaard in the minors). I love my staff, but I don’t have much on the bench.

tone DEAF!
tone DEAF!
7 years ago

So is D’Arnaud droppable in a 12-team H2H? Even when he does come back, he might not be right for a while. Should I wait to DL him or should I just flat drop him and replace?

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  tone DEAF!
7 years ago

@tone DEAF!: he’ll be DL’ed likely tomorrow, it’s a broken hand, so if you have room stash. wouldn’t wait much longer if that doesn’t happen.

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
7 years ago

Plawecki?
Give him a shot?
Not much left anyhow.

And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
Reply to  FrankGrimes
7 years ago

@FrankGrimes: depends likely on what catcher you have, and if you’re asking i’m imagining you don’t have any big name catcher (plus being razzballian you probably don’t anyway, or at most gomes and are streaming it anyways)

And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
Reply to  And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
7 years ago

@And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!: even more so if your “not much left anyhow” refers to how you’re sifting through the flowers/cheerios/montero/avila types.

J-FOH
J-FOH
7 years ago

just got back from the store and was listening to the Dodgers post game and Kevin Kennedy was talking about Pederson batting 8th after a caller wondered why he is there. He said its actually a better spot for him than a move to 5th or 6th because with two outs they wont pitch around him because they want the pitcher to come up in the next inning. He thinks it will be a while before he gets a chance at the top of the order

And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
7 years ago

there’s the feliz we remember (26/21 strike to ball ratio) and for the 2nd time awful scheppers too. Tolleson coming guys. Kela maybe later (he’s not great just yet)

And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
7 years ago

norris looking like streamer in 12 teamer now eh?
don’t trust SON’s accessment of niese vs ATL (not with that whip of his)
so first decent stream of week would be one of (it’s cool the anderson’s have same day, hope rain/injuries/push backs keep that up all year, sort of, unless they both become valuable)
c.anderson vs TEX
b.anderson @ SF
SON barely likes chase better, but with how awful SF’s been is he better choice? SF just made hellickson look useful for christ’s sake. could also dump farquhar (5th RP only have room for 4) after rodney had clean save (1-2-3 too) for 11th SP slot and have both. both of those have 2nd decent matchups by SON too (vs COL and @ SD)
Staff is price,greene,hammel,liriano,fiers,a.wood,burnett,paxton,norris,heston currently.

Bob
Bob
7 years ago

H2h categories

Guy wanted scherzer and longoria for Gomez and Tillman. Nope.

Was thinking of countering with Carlos Gomez and hector Rondon for Jordan Zimmermann and Avisail Garcia. Reasonable offer, too much, too little?

Would scherzer for Gomez straight up be reasonable if he’s not interested in the above counter offer?

Bob
Bob
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: what about scherzer straight up for Gomez?

tentyme
tentyme
7 years ago

Hey Grey Happy Sunday.. quick question I’m in a 12 team h2h points mixed weekly league. would you trade archie bradley for souza ? my week spot in my OF is Yelich I also have adam jones and mccutchen and my pitching staff is Bradley, Gio Gonzalas, M. Gonzalas,B Mcarthy, Shoemaker,Shane Greene, C Archer and G Cole. OR WOULD YOU COUNTER _OFFER WITHA DIFF PITCHER ? Thank you for your thoughts.

J-FOH
J-FOH
7 years ago

Do I need to Portmanteau Suavecito Souza to Souzecito?

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: thats what we do around here…I have too much time on my hands today

musky smell
musky smell
7 years ago

Grey,
Who’s better to have at this point…Wade Davis or Ottavino?
(just purely from a closer/saves standpoint)

Wilson
Wilson
7 years ago

Hi suggest to start Simon vs NYY (CC Sabathia) tomorrow? Thanks

Hal Incandenza
Hal Incandenza
7 years ago

Drop Hutchison for Rodon?

Hal Incandenza
Hal Incandenza
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Thank you kind sir.

@Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: I hear ya. I’m probably trying too hard show some patience vs. being trigger-happy with the moves. I could have added Salazar last week but the notion that it could be one start kept me at bay until it was too late. I don’t want to repeat my 2013 drop of Jose Fernandez.

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  Hal Incandenza
7 years ago

@Hal Incandenza: are you kidding, drop hutch for mostly any available starter. if rodon is available, you should be able to find 20 other pitchers to drop hutch for really quickly. that being said, YES.

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
7 years ago

rodon up, and plawecki appears to have starting spot over recker.

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
7 years ago

@Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: dropped haren for rodon in one 14 teamer roto with QS and BB’s.

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
7 years ago

XFIP people’s champion real life goat is doing pretty damn well today.

goodfold2
goodfold2
7 years ago

whew, good thing a good chunk of those paxton runs weren’t earned. still awful though. of course a-jax homers first day i bench him in 30 man league since smoak started.

musky smell
musky smell
7 years ago

UGH JAMES PAXTON SUCKS!!

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  musky smell
7 years ago

@musky smell: when i saw just score i thought i lost ERA, but nope 5/7th of those runs unearned.

Fungazi
Fungazi
7 years ago

Closerpocalypse

Fungazi
Fungazi
Reply to  Fungazi
7 years ago

@Fungazi: dam Holland

Reid
Reid
7 years ago

Why can’t the Mets have nice things?? Ugh! Lost D’Arnaud…should I replace with Plawecki or Norris (11tm keeper) ? Also, is it time to consider dropping Ozuna for Souza?

goodfold2
goodfold2
7 years ago

tale of two ugly d’arnaud tales. what to do
1. 30 man OPS league dynasty with this roster
C = d’arnaud
CI (2 starting spots) = uribe/smoak/beltre/mini donkey
MI (2 starting spots) = segura/alcides/j.herrera (added yesterday after alcides injury)
OF (3 spots) = werth/a-jax/leonys/coghlan
util (1 spot)
SP = sale/liriano/quintana (shouldn’t have started today yikes)/j.chavez/c.anderson/erv santana
RP = leone/melancon/fien/al al/furbush/hatcher
drop mini donkey to get 1 Mil back to be able to pick up 2 players (i can’t afford even one more right now. but have roster space minimum deal is .400)
which two catchers to grab
recker/hermann/corporan/leon/pacheco/mckhenry/ross. i hear plawecki is up so recker might not be starting. hermann/corporan have been best so far.

2. 20 man league redraft H2H where I took this team over 4 days ago (and had comish add me a bunch of players since i quickly hit the max limit adds per week, including plawecki). to activate plawecki i gotta drop at least 1 person (maybe 2 if he doesn’t start). my DL slots are already quite filled (only have 3) with doolittle/parnell/wright, and now g.holland/d’arnaud also, in active slots.
C – d’arnaud (DL)
1B duda
2B murphy
3B c.davis
SS w.flores
LF grandy
CF d.jennings
RF reddick
util cuddyer
BN – plouffe/lagares/duffy (losing at bats with mcgehee back)
SP harvey/degrom/colon/c.anderson/happ/salazar/t.wood
RP (6 slots) g.holland (DL)/w.davis/marshall/atchison/caminero/familia

2. duffy looks to be first out for plawecki, but is plouffe/parnell 2nd out to grab either 2nd catcher or 6th active RP?

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: in #1, who are the best 2 of those catchers both for playing time and production?
2. hold both parnell/plouffe then and wait for g.holland to come back (as i’d be playing 1 short 5 out of 6 active RP until he does unless i drop a 2nd person)

Greys #1 Fan
Greys #1 Fan
7 years ago

Hey Grey,

Ahh lost D’Arnaud.. You think Yahoo puts him on the DL tonight ? I hope so because waivers go through tomorrow.

Who do you like better as a replacement… Vogt or Russell Martin

Thanks man

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
7 years ago

AuShizz!!

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  FrankGrimes
7 years ago

@FrankGrimes: hehe, even in the short term that goldy for my kershaw deal is looking good immediately (trade made last august 4 days before goldy got hurt), so “immediately” really isn’t looking apt there. traded shark and miggy for arenado/goldy/wacha (who i didn’t keep) in other league at about same time last year.

Wilsonian
Wilsonian
7 years ago

Well shit. Gomes on the DL already. d’Arnaud just broke his effing hand. Who the hell is the pickup now?

Vogt
McCann
Grandal
Zunino

8 Team H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS

musky smell
musky smell
7 years ago

Oh Bearded One,

Would you trade McCann for Vogt?

musky smell
musky smell
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey:

Ah I thought I read somewhere that you were sporting a beard this yr…
mea culpa…

Thanks for the advice

J-FOH
J-FOH
7 years ago

Suavecito Souza!

al
al
7 years ago

Hey Grey thanks for all the advice so far this year! I’m in a close matchup in my H2H points league and I’m wondering if I should start McCarthy vs. COL? Pretty sure SON likes him, do you?

Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), ER (-2), HIT (-1), NH (+10) PF (+15)

chad
chad
7 years ago

Desclafani, Carlos Martinez, or Joe Kelly worth a look in a 10 teamer?

Hondo
Hondo
7 years ago

Oh yeah.Span went from 1st to home at full speed.Arms churning,huffing and puffing like a little locomotive to pull the Nats into the lead.

letsgobravos
letsgobravos
7 years ago

Someone dropped Todd Frazier and I have #1 waiver priority. (12 team 7×7 w/ total bases and OBP) Problem is I have too many bats. Here’s my lineup…

1b-Abreu
2b-Dozier
3b-Arenado
SS- Ramirez
OF-Justin Upton
OF-Adam Jones
OF-Cespedes
Util-Duda
Bench- Myers, Cain,
DL- Span

Frazier is too good to pass up though so I have to find room for him, right? Being an OBP league, I am thinking of trying to deal Jones. He’s killing it right now and his OBP thus far is over .400, but once that comes back to his career average he won’t be nearly as valuable.

What would be a decent return? Upgrade at SS and maybe a good SP? Obviously I don’t need an OFer back for him.

letsgobravos
letsgobravos
Reply to  letsgobravos
7 years ago

@letsgobravos: …also, I guess I need to either work Duda into the deal or drop him because Frazier would be my new util on days Abreu and Arenado were starting….

Hondo
Hondo
7 years ago

I’m going with the famous Jerry Sands for a batty call tomorrow.Any other suggestions should the need arise?(DeAza is sitting vs a RHP,need to look into that)
Since tomorrows Orioles game is going to be a rain out anyway,if he’s hurt or in the doghouse I can grab a good UTIL matchup for tomorrow and find a new crappy 4th OF for Tuesday on.I would just use Zobrist but that would only leave Dozier or Devon on my bench and Puig is having vaginal issues.

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  Hondo
7 years ago

@Hondo: de aza didn’t sit for his last lefty though, it’s just an off day. pearce had one too.

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
7 years ago

Dump Choo?

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey:
Bunch of scrubs….
K Davis. herrea aoki types

I will def check that out love pear!

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey:
I ordered both.
Damn Souza is hot.
Springer stealing bags.
Closers still suck!
I finally get lucky with a catcher then he fractures hand.

Skeezix
Skeezix
7 years ago

Hey Grey, this may make you giggle, that I even have to decide between these guys, but who would you pick out of these studs for your last utility spot this week? Gyorko, Solarte, Jose Ramirez?

Skeezix
Skeezix
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Still say that after Solarte’s jack today?

Kid A
Kid A
7 years ago

Devon down. MEDIC!!!!!

Kid A
Kid A
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Aggravating a “bruise” diving back to first makes me goddamn nervous. But I’m just a worrywart.

Bennythejet
Bennythejet
7 years ago

Rendon as a 22 round keeper or Springer as a 14 round keeper?

I have Avasail Garcia and Joc Pederson on my bench to replace Springer…but rendon on the DL is something to think about…

What ya think?

pistol
pistol
7 years ago

Hey Grey,
In a 10-teamer I have Fiers and Latos are my 6 and 7 SP, and Addison Reed and Clippard as my 5 and 6 RP.. who should I let go for Volquez and maybe Souza to be my bench bat?
Also in a shallow league are you holding onto struggling guys like Ozuna?
Thanks!

Ryan
Ryan
7 years ago

Just got offered Bautista and Doolittle for my McCutchen… I’m guessing you do it because it doesn’t look like McCutchen is running at all this year. Correct?

The JoGarza
The JoGarza
7 years ago

Inciarte or Span in 12-team OBP H2H league?

JoeCool
JoeCool
7 years ago

Grey,

Was offered Billy Hamilton/Fiers for Wacha/Souza. Feel like that’s an obvious trade to accept, but I’m having trouble letting go of Souza, I love his potential.

14-team non-keeper league, 6×6 (OPS, QS)

Mello Yello
Mello Yello
7 years ago

By the way, per your advice, all in on Devon Travis…I mean he’s top 10 and you compared him to Pedroia…like what the hell are we waiting for?…and I haven’t even seen the Jays play this year outside of feverishly scouting Miguel Castro (which suddenly I’m not quite as optimistic as I was…anytime before tonight)…but yeah, good times #ThatWasRoughned #NotSuchAnOdor #OldSpiceHighEndurance #HashtagBecauseWeveAllBeenRopedIntoThisShit #BoyThat”O”InRopedCouldHaveGoneADifferentWay

Mello Yello
Mello Yello
Reply to  Mello Yello
7 years ago

@Mello Yello: Sorry I meant shizz…whoooopppppssss

Mello Yello
Mello Yello
7 years ago

Dude Salazar?…I mean he may perhaps screw me at some juncture down the line, but dude…that was pretty tight tonight not gonna lie. Also……

ZUNINO BOMBBBBBBBBBBB!! Haha

KillerB
KillerB
7 years ago

Grey — Gose or Span ROS (I know, hard to say ROS in April but…?

KillerB
KillerB
Reply to  KillerB
7 years ago

@Grey — or De Aza or Inciarte?

Bob
Bob
7 years ago

Would you drop Tijuan Walker for Heston in a 10 team H2h roto categories weekly league?

Mello Yello
Mello Yello
Reply to  Bob
7 years ago

@Bob: How risk absolve are you short term? Like yeah Walker has kinda sucked, but still, fantasy nuts have been clammoring for him to get a good look in the rotation, so I wouldn’t be too quick to pull the trigger on him…unless he’s still shitty a month from now and gets demoted…then…yeah

~Captain Obvious

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Mello Yello
7 years ago

@Mello Yello: i doubt it takes a whole month if he continues like he has been.

Mello Yello
Mello Yello
Reply to  The Harrow
7 years ago

@The Harrow: I know right…I think they give him two more at least, unless he’s so abominable next start

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Mello Yello
7 years ago

@Mello Yello: yeah two more, if he’s THAT bad those two, which is hard to believe.

Bob
Bob
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Thanks. This is basically my last pitching spot. So I can ride him on the bench for awhile if nessecary. Just didn’t know if you thought he would get this fixed and how real Heston is. Cause if not Heston and Nelson are out there. Pitching below

P-arrietta
P-samarj
P-Colin much ugh
P-Gio Gonzalez
P-iwakuma
Rp-andrew miller
Rp-Jason grilli
Bench-shoemaker
Bench-MCCarthy
Bench-Danny Salazar
Bench-wade Davis
Bench-Tijuan walker
Dl-Cobb
DSL-Jansen

slimbo
slimbo
7 years ago

What’s up grey

If I could get walker for travis in a keeper league do you think it’s a good move?

Nightpandas
Nightpandas
7 years ago

Grey,

Offered Cain…Sugar, Strasburg and Soria. For Braun, Cueto and Rodon. It is a keep 11 Obp and QS league.

bossmanjunior
bossmanjunior
7 years ago

Hopefully you answer this late…drop Hutchinson for Salazar? Thanks!

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  bossmanjunior
7 years ago

@bossmanjunior:
I would.

bossmanjunior
bossmanjunior
Reply to  FrankGrimes
7 years ago

@FrankGrimes:

You’re just trying to sabotage me to get me off my game in our RCL league!!

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  bossmanjunior
7 years ago

@bossmanjunior: nope, worse pitchers than that were told to be added over hutch since last night. couple dozen really.

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  bossmanjunior
7 years ago

@bossmanjunior:
Haha

Elwood Blues
Elwood Blues
7 years ago

Need to pick up someone for our NL Only 4×4 Roto:
How would you rank them:
Campbell, Realmuto, Jason Rogers, Sean Rodriguez, Robinson-WAS.. I can also pick up a pitcher Motte, Barrett, or Treinen.. but I’d like someone who would eventually replace Spangenberg… who I someone got as a Utility guy.
I have the third transaction pick.. I could spend a little extra to get someone, anyone worth it. (adding money means I keep them all year, unless they go back to minors)

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
7 years ago

Zunino, Rigatoni, Mostaccioli, the pasta is ALIVE.

Long Bawls
Long Bawls
7 years ago

And, wow, that Tampa Bay stadium is so empty it’s as if they already clinched the division.

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  Long Bawls
7 years ago

@Long Bawls: it’s cause they did. hahaha.

Long Bawls
Long Bawls
Reply to  Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
7 years ago
AJ
AJ
7 years ago

Sup Grey, Drop Crawford for Cuddyer or Souza or hold? Also thoughts on Latos and Rondon, droppable for Richards and Mejia or give them time? Gracias

AJ
AJ
Reply to  AJ
7 years ago

@AJ: Carl Crawford that is

Long Bawls
Long Bawls
7 years ago

C’mon, Tanakin Skywalker! Just need another 29 sequels to tonight!

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
7 years ago

with my bots investment i qualified for fanduel freeroll, but took yordano today, figured i was out of it, but somehow i’m winning a 10 teamer for $1 anyway! i got the most innings left AND best score so far. marte/springer did good.

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
7 years ago

@Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: need more out of seager/aoki/miller though, as my opp will likely win with heston when he wins.

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: eh, no money for 2nd. heston was a lot cheaper than yordano too.

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
7 years ago

@Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: did grab heston in 3 spots in which i dropped hutch since yesterday though. i think the only reason he was unowned in at least some of these spots is that he currently only shows up as a RP.

royce!
royce!
7 years ago

I benched Tanaka and Keuchel and grabbed Torres for the vulture save. From now on I shall be known as “Dr. Genius, Ph.D.” The D stands for dumbass.

royce!
royce!
Reply to  royce!
7 years ago

@royce!: I’m not on twitter so I’ll have to get this hashtag started here: #seizethedur

royce!
royce!
Reply to  royce!
7 years ago

@royce!: At least I still have Fernando Tatis MS paint artwork

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  royce!
7 years ago

@royce!: torres got lit up for 3 runs and didn’t get vulture. I grabbed blevins hoping for same thing but they put in the other torres.

royce!
royce!
Reply to  Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
7 years ago

@Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: I know he didn’t get the vulture; I grabbed him for a vulture save and instead he crapped the bed. My title, “Dr. Genius, Ph.D.” was facetious because I did three things today that turned out to be wrong.

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  royce!
7 years ago

@royce!: ok, i would’ve grabbed him where i grabbed blevins, but this is a league deep enough that torres is already owned.

henncoop
henncoop
7 years ago

Another obsessive Souza question …different 10 team H2H keeper league with Bailey on the DL ….my inclination is to drop him or is he better then either McCarthy or Paxton?
Then the Souza question …I have my newly arrived K Bryant along with Arenado & Alverez so the pirate seems expendable. My other OFs for 3 spots & an utility spot are Heyward, Polanco, Springer & Yelich.
Pick up Souza & drop Alverez? Yelich?
Just drop Homer I assume?
Sorry for my recent Souza binge …heading out for a margarita sans umbrella …might be the cure

henncoop
henncoop
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Thanks Grey …you rock

goodfold2
goodfold2
7 years ago

oh yeah j.chavez might have a job now. yes. bought that dude along with c.anderson on the cheap in deepest league. got hahn in a 12 teamer with K’s and BB’s and QS.
Hahn got no K’s in over 5 innings. stream that spot if all of these are around: (H2H league)
m.gonzalez/heston/haren/t.wood/morrow/happ/santiago/the andersons.

JeF WiTH 1 F
JeF WiTH 1 F
7 years ago

Fact of the day:

Mets will be 6 – 0 at home to start the season for the first time since 1985

JeF WiTH 1 F
JeF WiTH 1 F
Reply to  JeF WiTH 1 F
7 years ago

@JeF WiTH 1 F: So if history repeats itself…next year i should be celebrating like its 1986

Kid A
Kid A
7 years ago

Lamb in the 2 spot is the most inspired thing Chip has done since he ran McCray through that outfield wall.

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: So inspiring he benched Pollack after a 4 hit game.

JeF WiTH 1 F
JeF WiTH 1 F
7 years ago

Wilmar with a two run dong

JeF WiTH 1 F
JeF WiTH 1 F
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: I could see that

goodfold2
goodfold2