If players are going to break out in a season, they don’t always break out the first week of a season.  I’m reminded of another Phillies player, Dominic Brown.  The year he broke out, it didn’t happen until June of that year.  Of course, in subsequent years, his swing got long like Don Johnson’s in The Harrad Experiment and rather than working his way back in the cages, Brown was preoccupied with avoiding his stalker, Tehol.  This brings us to another potential breakout, Aaron Altherr.  Or as Mystikal calls him, Altherr.  You don’t have to be scurred, he’s doing his thang.  Altherr hit two more homers yesterday (2-for-4, 4 RBIs, hitting .351), and is one of the hottest players in the majors this week.  Of course, this won’t continue, but to what degree will this tail off?  By the way, I want to be a judge at a twerking competition called a Tail Off.  In the minors, he’s shown speed (20-ish) and power (teen-ish).  With his Ks and BABIP, his average will come down a long way (maybe .250), but I see no reason why he can’t be a 17/20/.250 hitter on the year, and definitely a must own.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Maikel Franco – Sat out yesterday due to overall suckage.  Which is different than how that guy from Hee Haw suffocated when a large pile of costumes fell on him.  That was overalls suckage.

Tommy Joseph – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 4th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Guys and five girl readers, it’s happening.  I can feel it.  Granted, that might’ve been the tacos I had for lunch yesterday.

Joaquin Benoit – 1/3 IP, 5 ER.  “I’m going to hold Benoit for just a few more days to make sure Neris is the closer…Wait, why am I soiling myself?  Oh em gee, what is happening?!”

Hisashi Iwakuma – Hit the DL and is headed for an MRI on his shoulder.  Some questioned how serious his injury was, but Hisashi said, “Don’t judge, udon know me.”  M’s trainer said, “Ramen to that,” but Iwakuma shook his head, “Only I do Japanese food puns.”

Robinson Cano -4-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .296.  Apparently, his strained quad from Tuesday wasn’t that big of a deal!  Haha, sigh.  Ah, we had a good laugh, didn’t we?  Hello?  Are you there, God?  It’s me Grey.  *waits for a reply*  Hmm, guess I don’t need to write this in a house of worship.  Goodbye, El Pollo Loco!

Danny Valencia – 4-for-6, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, third homer in the last eight days, which Paul McCartney says is a week.  I grabbed Valencia yesterday for a batty call, and now I’ve might’ve fallen in love with a hot schmotato.

Ben Gamel – 2-for-4, 2 runs, hitting .373.  Crizzappy Phillie pitching hasn’t hurt, but Gamel now heads to the Jays and a pitching staff I’m not particularly impressed by, outside of Stroman.  That felt like a shaggy dog story for Ben G.

Geovany Soto – Hasn’t ruled out surgery on his elbow.  His team hopes he decides soon, because he’s been wearing a backwards hospital gown on the team bus for a week now.

Andrew Toles – Diagnosed with a torn right ACL and is out for the season.  Just terrible, terrible news–This means Cody Bellinger will be up all season!

Cody Bellinger – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer.  Did someone call my name?  *blushes, bats eyelashes, sprays breath freshener in mouth, coughs*  I think that was my aerosol deodorant.

Kenta Maeda – 8 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 3 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 5.03.  Okay, the Royals are the dog’s bollocks for breakfast, or whatever that British expression is that means vomit, but the Pirates look like they’re putting the combobulate in discombobulated.

Michael Conforto – 1-for-1 but didn’t start yesterday with hamstring tightness.  WebMD says this is not a byproduct of going H.A.M.

Jeurys Familia – 1/3 IP, 3 ER and the blown save.  Wow, wasn’t expecting him to throw my ERA through a glass door.  Am I confusing my Mets abusers?  Was that Reyes and Familia simply ran into a family reunion with a steak knife?  Or was that K-Rod when he was in New York?  I get all of these confused.

Jay Bruce – 2-for-4 and his 10th homer, hitting .283.  I want to stretch the baseball season out like I’m eating Laffy Taffy, but, damn, I can’t wait until the 2nd half just so Bruce disappears into oblivion.

Brandon Crawford – Should be back today with a healthy groin.  As any other adult male, if I hear more groin news about another man, I will relay that to you immediately.

Buster Posey – 2-for-4, 3 runs and his 5th homer, and 3rd straight game with a home run.  To paraphrase the wordsmith rapper, Ludacris, “Posey Posey poppin’, Posey Posey poppin’, Posey Posey poppin’, Posey Posey poppin’, his owners doing a handstand.”

Christian Arroyo – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs, hitting .242.  As someone who actually owns this schmohawk in a few leagues, there’s nothing to see here.

Derek Law – 1 IP, 2 ER and the save.  Totally biased when I say this because I have Hunter Strickland in a league, and not Law, but I hope this shaky outing causes Bochy to rethink the closer role in San Fran while Melancon is out.  I’m also fully aware that Bochy needs to start thinking about this immediately for us to see any change by Friday, because of Bochy’s Karnak the Inhuman-sized head.

Danny Salazar – 2 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 5.20 vs. Francisco Liriano – 2 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 6.35.  The Regressions Fairies usually check Instagram or chat during the bottom of innings, but for this one they stayed alert for both sides of the action.  Terrific.  Against that Jays’ lineup, Salazar?  Really?  The Amish Porsche, Ezequiel Carrera, was hitting 2nd and that lineup is so bad, it actually made sense.

Jose Bautista – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .177.  I’m pretty much done telling people to hold onto Bautista.  I think he will be better than he has been, but the key phrase there is ‘has been,’ and I don’t think we ever see the Bautista we once saw.

Yasmany Tomas – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his his 6th homer, hitting .259.  Salami Tom!

Brandon Drury – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 2nd homer, hitting .312.  He’s hitting under-.200 in the last week, which is especially crazy because the Diamondbacks were in Colorado just a few days ago.  This blurb was brought to you by Travelocity.  Gnome your price!

Koda Glover – Worked a scoreless inning in rehab.  My money’s on him getting the most saves in Washington until they trade for someone in July who turns out to be much worse than advertised.  I.e., Koda Glover, not 3rd Act Break Glover but maybe Denouement Glover.

Shawn Kelley – Yesterday, he made a simulated appearance.  One would get arrested for that in Saudi Arabia.

Stephen Strasburg – 6 IP, 5 ER, 10 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.28.  Nice bounce back on his strikeouts, which are still way down on the year, though everything else is pretty close to his norm.  What do you think his norm ERA is?  Go ahead guess.  Lavender?  What kind of guess is that?  I’d say his norm ERA is 3.50.  I bet there’s a lot of people that would consider it lower.

Jayson Werth – 2-for-3 and his 6th homer.  For the past week, I’ve been talking about the schmotato that is Werth.

Matt Albers – 1 IP, 0 ER, 3 Ks, ERA at 0.69.  Rawr!  I understand Albers is a bit out of the box as the closer, but c’mon, Dusty, go with Matt Albers!  He sounds almost like he hangs out with Mushmouth!

Michael Taylor – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .238.  Trea’s been pretty yawnstipating, but don’t let Taylor get hot, because that Nats’ lineup is ruthless, as Brad Brach (1/3 IP, 3 ER and his 2nd blown save, ERA at 3.79) found out last night.  I’m currently holding Darren O’Day in one league where I really need saves, and this will lead to at least four people asking how I didn’t mention Brach’s blow up.  Shizz was buried in another blurb — blurbied!

Mark Trumbo – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .239.  Take note of all the people in the comments wanting to sell Trumbo for 27 cents on the dollar.  Like suddenly he’s not a 35+ homer hitter if healthy.

Manny Machado – 1-for-4 and his 9th homer, hitting .227.  The Marla Gibbs Line!

Freddie Freeman – 1-for-3 and his 12th homer, hitting .336.  In strictly a battle of Reggie Cleveland All-Stars, Freeman is out-distancing Charlie Blackmon.  Whoever wins gets a date with Rachel Dolezal.

Adonis Garcia – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer, hitting .234.  Funny (not funny) that he homered the same day as Tommy Joseph.  Perhaps it’s a false equivalency, or perhaps I don’t know what a false equivalency means, but I could see both Adonis and Joseph singing a siren song to fantasy baseballers (<–my mom’s term!) who need a corner infidel.

Kendrys Morales – MRI revealed a minor hamstring strain.  Meh, he only needs to be healthy in July to get traded.

Logan Morrison – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games, and five homers in the last eleven games.  He’s not doing much beyond power, but if you need the long ball, grab Morrison or an 85-year-old man.

Colby Rasmus – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and a grand slam, his 3rd homer, and 3rd in five games.  When I’ve mentioned Rasmus three times in a week, you know what to do.

Chris Archer – 8 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 3.04.  Archer’s solid, fo’ sho, but the Royals also appear to be back to tricks.  One such trick is the Disappearing Chance For Runs Trick.

Jackie Bradley Jr. – 2-for-4 and his 2nd homer, hitting .180.  Ain’t saying that he got hot around this time last year which propelled him to the place where you drafted him this year, but I am saying that.

Hanley Ramirez – Played 1st base for about nine outs before he left with an injury.  You really needed his bat in the lineup that badly?  You’re disgrace, super-uninteresting Red Sox manager whose name people like me forget.

Keon Broxton – 2-for-5, 2 runs as he hit leadoff.  It’s all coming together.  Cue evil laughter!  Intern?  Are you there?  I need evil laughter?  Hmm, he must’ve stepped out.

Ryan Braun – Left the game with calf tightness.  I doubt his constant day-to-dayness has anything to do with his body breaking down due to taking PEDs.  I might be using the word ‘doubt’ incorrectly.

Jedd Gyorko – 3-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs and his 2nd steal, hitting .351.  You know how surnames indicate what your ancestors’ professions were?  Like Albright prolly means ‘shining light of intelligence,’ so what does Gyorko mean?  Don’t wanna say your family was a bunch of prude hookers giving hand jays, but it’s kinda what it means.

Adeiny Hechavarria – Hit the DL after re-aggravating his oblique injury.  J.T. Riddle will take over for him once he recovers from a finger bruise, and Steve Lombardozzi was called up to fill-in too.  Fun fact!  Riddle wears question mark leotards under his uniform, and Lombardozzi has a “World’s Best Pooper” trophy by his john he calls the Lombardozzi Trophy.  For fantasy, somehow, Adeiny is the one with the best bat of these three.

Dee Gordon – 2-for-3, 1 run and his 10th and 11th steal as he hits still in the nine hole.  Cool!  Experiment over, Don Mattingly!  Move him back up!  Please don’t let that barren-lipped fool think this proves Gordon is more comfortable at the bottom of the order.

Christian Yelich – 2-for-5 and his 5th homer, hitting .281.  Yelich seems to have fallen in love with fly balls like he fell in love with Fidget Spinners.  If you remember, I was worried about Yelich’s ground balls in the preseason.  Well, they’re there (stutterer!).  His fly balls are up too.  Unfortch, his line drives are awful and his hard contact is down too.  Could be a small sample size thing — that’s what she said! — but there’s indications here he might be a .250 hitter this year.

Justin Bour – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Take what I said for Tommy Joseph + what I said about Adonis Garcia = Lil Uzi Vert’s Marilyn Manson chain.  Hmm, math is off there.  Was supposed to equal “same for Bour.”

Yu Darvish – 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at .296.  Could a guy have an under-3 ERA and feel like he’s underperforming?  What do Yu think?

Erick Aybar – 2-for-3 and a slam (4) and legs (4).  It’s a nice story how well Aybar is doing for the Padres, but it’s the worst thing that could happen.  It’s the kind of affirmation that leads the Padres to sign guys like The Federalist (last year) and their entire pitching staff.  The Padres should be ride or die with all prospects.  You’re welcome, I just fixed you like Chris Martin fixed Gwyneth.

Chad Pinder – 1-for-4, 2 RBI and his 2nd homer, hitting .290 as he platoons at 2nd base.  Oldish prospect who Prospector Ralph said this about, “Pinder is the ultimate Floorbored, boring hit tool middle infielder with a little pop, and not much speed.  He’s got some swing and miss for a contact guy too.  Could factor in as a streamer in deep leagues, but not the most exciting profile for fantasy.  Though not ‘nails on the chalkboard like Grey’s voice’ bad either.”  Hey, not cool!

Andrew Triggs – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.21.  He’s my best performing starter in my NFBC league.  Ah, baseball, you evil, mistress that boils my bunny.  Also, you know once we get comfortable with Triggs it’s going to be one roofie after another until you’re walking around saying, “I feel so light without my spleen.”

Mike Trout – Remained out due to his hamstring.  The way Trout is going, the Angels will be able to backdate a DL stint nine days, 23 hours and forty-five minutes.

Addison Russell – Scratched with shoulder soreness.  When asked how bad the injury was, he said, “Hurts.”  Wow, so curt, Russell.

Kyle Hendricks – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.40.  Should’ve known Coors would have no affect on Hendricks.  Just have to worry about starting Hendricks on smack.

Greg Holland – 1 IP, 0 ER, and his 14th save.  Someone was inspired by Jeanmar Gomez’s SAGNOF of the Year award win last year.

German Marquez – 8 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.88.  Elias Sports Bureau said that German Marquez pitched the best game ever for someone who sounds like a Nazi that escaped to South America.

649 Comments
Newest
Oldest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Josh-NYC
Josh-NYC
5 years ago

Do you accept this trade?

My Pineda, Archer, Correa

For his Trout

Bigly Leagues
Bigly Leagues
5 years ago

Astrubal Peraza or Galvis as a Story fill in

someone pissed in my alphabet soup
someone pissed in my alphabet soup
5 years ago

Marte screwed the Pirates entire season up, they don’t even look like they want to play. Jung Ho Kang 3 DUI gimme a fucking break, you’re an MLB player get a fucking uber. Poor Polanco, cant buy a hit, what a joke.

William Hung
William Hung

@someone pissed in my alphabet soup: your jinx worked – Polanco smoked one

someone pissed in my alphabet soup
someone pissed in my alphabet soup
Reply to  William Hung
5 years ago

@William Hung: finally :)

William Hung
William Hung
5 years ago

Damn, Greinke is dealing… sucks that I’m going up against him. I need him to pitch like it is last season

JB2
JB2
5 years ago

Springer or Deveneski/Darvish?

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
5 years ago

Good thing they DL’d Maeda for “Hamstring” (rest) to bring Ryu back.

Brett
Brett
5 years ago

Grey can you please rank these story replacements: Didi, Arroyo, Galvis

votto voom
votto voom
5 years ago

Grey,

Gotta cut a starter because of Story’s story(so glad I took him instead of Giancarlo)

Which of these is the worst of Hector Santiago, Gausman, Chase Anderson and Jordan Montgomery?

Good Bob
Good Bob
5 years ago

12 team 6×6 h2h
Best choice for saves and peripherals?
Albers
Law
Knebler

Looking more for saves than anything else. Thanks in advance!

John-A
John-A
Reply to  Good Bob
5 years ago

@bobbo:
I think Albers loses his gig when Glover and Kelly come back, How long is melancon out? Knebler will take over as closer soon.

Good Bob
Good Bob
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: law isn’t available after all. Knebler or Albers? Ugh…

briz5
briz5
5 years ago

in a keeper league 4-yr max contracts. was offered trout (4th yr) + bregman for my arenado (3rd yr) and blackmon (3rd). he’s also open to changing bregman and blackmon to odor/lemahieu for altuve (my 3rd yr)

briz5
briz5
Reply to  briz5
5 years ago

@briz5: sorry, altuve is on my last year, so needs moved, but could find something else

John-A
John-A
5 years ago

Keep or dump Kepler??

Best on Waiver:
Gamel
Dyson
Valencia
PHAM
Rasmus

ThE sHiT
ThE sHiT
5 years ago

Is Story still a buy low or stay away?

ThE sHiT
ThE sHiT
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: i am too. I was about to send Schoop for him straight up this morning. Then got busy at work and checked the news earlier this afternoon to see the DL tag. Glad i didnt send the offer.

dubjay
dubjay
5 years ago

Hey Grey,

Which of these RP do you like best right now?
C.Knebel
K.Glover
D.Law/H.Strickland

JB2
JB2
5 years ago

Need some general advice —

I’m in a longstanding league that’s reached a point of mutual distrust – everyone’s afraid to trade because they might get fleeced. It’s ridiculous. I’ve probably sent out 20 this season with flat rejection, barely a counter in sight. ZERO trades leaguewide so far. Any ideas for greasing the trade wheels? I’m not gonna win a whole season off the waiver wire.

JB2
JB2
Reply to  JB2
5 years ago

@JB2: Also, none of them use Razzball. Buffoons!

Oppo Taco
Oppo Taco
5 years ago

Mazara or Buxton in a long term keeper league. is it Close?

Ron Swanson
Ron Swanson
5 years ago

Grey,

Would you trade JD Martinez and AJ Griffin for Verlander? My OF is Trumbo, Blackmon, JD, Haniger, Broxton, Margot, Pence … SPs are Cueto, Duffy, Griffin, Vargas, Sonny Gray, Lackey

lwomack58
lwomack58
5 years ago

With Maeda now to the DL I need to add a starter-drop Cam to pickup a starter. I have Jansen, Glover, Diaz and Kelly. Was holding Cam to see how Nationals shake out.

Mikestatic
Mikestatic
5 years ago

Do I drop buxton or Drury for Lomo, Joseph or Moreland? JBJ is killing me but I don’t want to drop him yet. 5×5 12 team weekly keep 6. Thanks

Mikestatic
Mikestatic
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:

I have Healy as well, would you drop him over Drury or buxton? Thanks

Good Shabbos!
Good Shabbos!
5 years ago

My 10 Day DL team is almost at a full squad:
Story
JD
Haniger
Maeda
Hill
Melancon
Bedrosian
Glover
Kelley

Is there a strategy here to make room for fill-ins?

NoOneIsHome
NoOneIsHome
5 years ago

Galvis or Miller to replace my Story?

ToneDEAF!
ToneDEAF!
5 years ago

Streaming Eddie butler vs the cards tomorrow?

NoOneIsHome
NoOneIsHome
5 years ago

Hicks or Odubel ROS???

al koholic
al koholic
5 years ago

hey ole buddy whats up? yet another great post and this site just keeps getting better everyday I have hoover in an rcl basically doing nada,but it is a saves race etc,is he still worth holding onto a little while longer,thanks again for everything

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
5 years ago

Just wrapped up 3 days at Disney Parks and now heading to the big A for angels tiggers. I’ll scout Fulmer for y’all.

I like Pinder a bit more than Ralph. I see some pop developing. He might also have 2b/ss/of eligibility by the ASB. I think A’s liked what they saw in RF the other day.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:

The California Screamin coaster is pretty solid. Soarin around the world is cool too. Both new to me.

Luckily Trout DHing tonight. Going to an Angel game when Trout doesn’t play is like going to see Merchant of Venice and hearing “Mr. Pacino is ill. The part of Shylock will be played by CarrotTop.”

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
5 years ago

Eat a dick Trevor.

William Hung
William Hung
5 years ago

This isn’t funny – Maeda is now on the DL… seems like so many players got DL’d today and 2 of my guys are victims. Maeda was rolling along too and coming out of his funk

William
William
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: 10 day DLs for everyone!!!!

ThE sHiT
ThE sHiT
5 years ago

Think we see Brinson come up now that Braun is gonna go on the DL?

Mrs. Featherbottom
Mrs. Featherbottom
Reply to  ThE sHiT
5 years ago

@ThE sHiT: I doubt it. Don’t think we see Brinson still June. I’m guessing Perez moves to a full-time role.

Jerry
Jerry
5 years ago

Hey, Grey. Cozart or Galvis?

Mike Devereaux
Mike Devereaux
5 years ago

Hey Grey would you drop Brach for Reed or just hold?

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

This isn’t funny @Grey: d’oh i dropped Brach for Reed

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  William Hung
5 years ago

@William Hung: whoops an old comment was still there for the “this isn’t funny part”

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  William Hung
5 years ago

@William Hung: i’d rather have reed myself, safer job now.

Mike
Mike
5 years ago

Need replacement for Story-

Galvis, Cozart, or Crawford?

THANKS!

Mike
Mike
Reply to  Mike
5 years ago

@Mike: And do I drop Moustakas to make room, or try to juggle SPs becasue Mous is someone to hold on to.

Robert
Robert
5 years ago

To replace Story : Andrus or Gregorius?

jon
jon
5 years ago

Start Cole @ ARZ tonight?

daze
daze
5 years ago

Grey
Is it worth stashing Nola. When he comes off of the DL. I would have to drop Corbin
Is it worth it
Thanks

flowers misses his old glasses... he'll be ok tho
flowers misses his old glasses... he'll be ok tho
5 years ago

16 team h2h with OPS and hits added
C avila (who’s going somewhere if he can’t get at bats against AL teams right soon if i don’t use last move this week on this question)
1B goldy
2B odor
SS segura
3B toreando
OF (3) pollock/pillar/trumbo
util (2) puig/sunday santana
BN schebler
drop sunday for any of to-jo/choo/rasmus or taylor but i think i have enough steals to not go sagnof guy.

herschel
herschel
5 years ago

@Grey: looks like story is heading to the disgraceful list…who do you like as a replacement in a weekly roto league?

galvis, beckham, didi or arroyo

thanks.

William Hung
William Hung
5 years ago

What is up with these random injuries all of a sudden???? First Familia and now Story

10-day DL trip – so sudden there isn’t any news on it yet.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: So instead of outright sending him to the minors, they DL him and he’ll have to go through set of “rehab games that just happen to be in the minors… lol

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  William Hung
5 years ago

@William Hung: yeah that lineup will till monday have a whole bunch of platooners as starters like mancini/lamb/dave peralta/brocktune (he’s awful in general esp against lefties, that shoulder thing was a much bigger deal than i thought, he IS taking more BB’s though, and it isn’t hurting his steals much considering how rare he’s on base).

by next week i’ll probably have rasmus (please play lefties a lot till then, nobody else add him) or i get lucky and werth who was just waivered and dropped (even though he’s stayed hot) isn’t added again from friday- monday (not likely).

William Hung
William Hung
5 years ago

Do we jump all over Berrios after he shat all over our faces last year in his cup of tea?

Possible drops for me:
-Cesar Hernandez (picked up in case Deez Nutz keeps batting 9)

and the rest of starters are:
-Cahill, Pineda, Maeda, Roark, Quintana

Drop one of the above or let someone else take the risk of Berrios before his first start?

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  William Hung
5 years ago

Nevermind, i saw a comment that Berrios was getting called up – but couldn’t find it confirmed anywhere

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  William Hung
5 years ago

@William Hung: i’ve seen somebody else today, and about a week ago too think this, but i’ve yet to see anything to that effect.

jon
jon
5 years ago

If you had to make a move and trade an OFer which one would it be… this is a keeper league 10 team

Betts, Springer, Polanco, Benintendi……. I’m thinking Polanco?

200 Proof
200 Proof
5 years ago

Grey,

Would you drop Salazar (the salad czar), Cahill (the play bill) or Taijuan (on) for Triggs?:

Thanks!

Chisoxx_22
Chisoxx_22
5 years ago

10 team 5×5, carrasco for kintzler/Salazar

Closers
Closers
5 years ago

Hi Grey- Renfroe or Herrera + Brach in a keeper league where I need saves (and have extra OF)?

Closers
Closers
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Sorry, that’s Kelvin Herrera. Renfroe or K. Herrera + Brach.

Closers
Closers
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Thanks again.

Closers
Closers
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Closers: ([email protected]Grey: @Grey: It’s like you can’t read my mind or something.

muskysmell
muskysmell
5 years ago

Dodgers have 7 starters:

Kershaw
Wood
Maeda
Ryu
McCarthy
Wood
Urias

What does Grey’s crystal ball say for who the starters will be when everyone comes back?
I have Wood…he’s the 2nd best starter but they love him as a bullpen option too…

William Hung
William Hung
5 years ago

Betts <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

The Great Knoche
The great knoche
5 years ago

Arterial clot? Is that the Thoracic Outlet a Syndrome thing?

Bummer for Mets, but guess who has a 3rd closer again in NFBC!

Brett
Brett
5 years ago

Grey,

You think Odor turns it around?

Wade Wilson
Wade Wilson
5 years ago

10 team h2h points dynasty. Kershaw’s been on my team since we started our dynasty league in 2011. Love him, total beast, helped me win a couple titles. But at 29, is it time to cash him in before Father Time, and more injuries, starts coming to collect? My hitting is stacked, but could always attempt to package something for Trout. Or stockpile some arms. K’s are worth a premium in our scoring. But Scherzer’s 32, Greinke’s 33, Cueto’s 31, Hamels 33 (and injured). The pitchers in their 30’s still dominating are few and far between. Not dead set on doing it. Just wanted your mustachioed, expert opinion on the matter

Beware the Shit Rope
Beware the Shit Rope
Reply to  Wade Wilson
5 years ago

@Wade Wilson: it’s possible whatever was wrong with hamels is same reason he got DL’d but we don’t know that one yet. i took over a team with kershaw at high price ($52 out of 360 per year, contract runs out this year but i have right to match whatever bid he gets next year) tried moving him for goldy or somebody like that, other owners wanted me to throw in a prospect (good one) hitter as well. i wasn’t doing that.

muskysmell
muskysmell
5 years ago

Yo Grey,

Are we in the midst of Eduardo’s breakout year?

Lefty, mid-90’s heat, 42 K’s in 35 innings, walks are a bit high, but he seems to be trending up!

Alex Sutara
Alex Sutara
5 years ago

Hey grey, do you see Amed Rosario worth stashing for the near future… Dropping tulo or Moreland most likely for him… Or maybe an rp like Glover or oday in a svhd league

dtbran
dtbran
5 years ago

15 moves left ROS use one to pick up Alex Wood and drop Vinny Velasquez?

exactly
exactly
5 years ago

points league, which side do you like best?

Rendon/Lackey or Degrom/McCutchen?

exactly
exactly
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Pujols for A. Wood?

FeverDog
FeverDog
5 years ago

12-team, h2h, 5×5

Thanks for the previous answer.

Now, who can I drop for Berrios?

sp-pineda, bundy, degrom, severino, salazar, straily, nova, quintana, walker
rp-allen, watson, neris, benoit
dl-jon gray, smyly

FeverDog
FeverDog
Reply to  FeverDog
5 years ago

@FeverDog: Alex Wood is also available. Would you rather have him or Berrios and who would you drop to grab either?

Robert
Robert
5 years ago

Grey, would you trade Polanco and Ramos for Duvall and Maeda. I need another starter and more power..It would leave me with no closers since it isn’t looking good for Familia. Thanks

Jimbo
Jimbo
5 years ago

Salazar or A Wood?

Chin Music
Chin Music
5 years ago

Better add…McCarthy or Manaea coming off the DL?

Chin Music
Chin Music
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: I’m in a deep 14 team league and they’re my best options unfortunately

Larry womack
Larry womack
5 years ago

Been holding both Kelly n Glover. Both due back on Friday. Which one would you think is going to be closer making the other one droppable

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Larry womack
5 years ago

@Larry womack: I don’t think you can drop one yet.

Ralf
Ralf
5 years ago

Sell high on Zimmerman for Story, or nah? Currently have addison russell as ss, and zimm, miggy, and jose abreu as my 1b/CI/utl

Bob Ross
Bob Ross
5 years ago

12 team, 5 x 5, head to head categories league. I’m in the middle of the pack at the moment.

Here’s my team:
Contreras C
Ramirez 1B
Odor 2B
Shaw 3B
Story SS
Gallo CI
Hernandez MI
Blackmon OF
Benintendi OF
Broxton OF
Grichuk UTL
Bell UTL
JBJ Bench
Piscotty Bench (DL)
Beltre DL

Verlander
Kluber Bench (DL)
Walker
Duffy
Anderson
Law
Betances
Devenski
K-Rod
Bedrosian DL

Would you drop anyone to pick up one of the following?
Beltran
Buxton
Brinson
Marwin Gonzalez
Fowler
Pederson
Moncada

Reed
Glover

FeverDog
FeverDog
5 years ago

12-team, h2h, 5×5

c-wieters
1b-santana
2b-kinsler (DTD)
3b-seager
ss-russell
of-trout (DTD), springer, morales (DTD)
util-desmond, souza jr. (DTD)

I’m getting slaughtered on offense week after week. Who (particularly the (DTDs – not Trout) can I consider dropping for a FA? Anyone? This team is killing me.

Grey's pubic hairs
Grey's pubic hairs
5 years ago

Jose Berrios called up! Jump on him!

Grey's pubic hairs
Grey's pubic hairs
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:

Stop trying to subscribe to dollar shave club!

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
5 years ago

please tell me the news of this familia thing just broke today, right? otherwise i was scooped to reed in the ONLY league where reed was even available, just happens to be a money league where i’m pretty tied to familia (also ONLY league i own familia). as far as i can tell this news broke recently, but somebody in this league added reed 4 hours ago, my guess (and hope) it was just because familia blew one last night. 4 RP spots max and i now have
kimbrel/strickland (could’ve had law but trusted monkey, plus strickland is better and we’re already seeing that with law’s save)/familia/glover. this is a 14 teamer, so my 2.66 or so closers was a fine number, now down to around 1.66 ones.

guess when familia is DL’d i go back to hoover (also have bradley)? only other “options” are storen, a WSOX healthy guy in event of k-rob trade (swarzak/kahnle) or rivero. or just turn this roster spot into a streaming pitching one till better option shows itself. i do have capps in DL slot.

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

@Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: this is a QS starts league so a 9th SP isn’t an awful thing (actually 8th since bradley seems dead set on bullpen with godley looking quite good yesterday). george of the roses is also avilable in event it’s him not hoover or bradley that gets that job at some point.

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

@Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: from above comment madson is also available, but casilla has calmed down lately anyway.

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

@Grey: crap, knebel is gone as well in this league. feliz has been having problems, K rate is around jeenmar levels lately.

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

@Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: in a different league if i have osuna/norris (bedroisan in DL)/feliz/strickland i guess hold strickland over knebel, but the risk of ruin seems to go up not having knebel. or would dropping either of glasnow/m.montgomery (didn’t get that job at CUBS town yet) for knebel be smart? this different league is a 12 team h2h with no QS and deep ass benches, such that i have 11 SP (if we count ryu/paxton in active slots, and montgomery/bradley as SP), with probably glasnow as the worst actual SP.

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

@Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: of course if butler sucks bad i’m sure CUBS won’t wait to make montgomery that 5th guy. they aren’t some shit team that would probably just let butler keep going in that event.

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

@Grey: crap, out of moves this week, gotta hope either MIL has no more tied games/save opps/feliz blowups rest of week if they do knebel probably gets sucked up about 50% of the time. the people in the 12 teamer are generally slower to act on potential closers than the 14 teamer. i got norris after grabbing parker first even when norris had the first save. norris was grabbed when i was grabbing parker in the 14 teamer.

Casilla
Casilla
5 years ago

How secure would you say Casilla is as closer? Was offered him for Alex Wood and could use a closer, but I like Wood’s upside. 12 team mixed. Do you think he holds it for a while? Thanks!

Casilla
Casilla
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Bleh meaning he’s secure, take the deal?

Casilla
Casilla
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Thanks Grey.

Wolf of Trade Street
Wolf of Trade Street
5 years ago

I’d like to package together Danny Duffy and Aaron Hicks together to purchase a starting pitcher. In a vacuum, who would be a reasonable target?

BDB
BDB
5 years ago

My Tanaka for his Zimmerman and Harvey. Points league. I need homers, I have Archer, Kluber, Paxton, Pineda, Lynn, Pomeranz, Tanaka, Snell. Trying to figure out if Zimm is for real-for real.

Gregarious
Gregarious
5 years ago

Late one for you Grey….my Urias for his Lucroy (currently going the Frankencatcher route…)

Pitching staff is: Carrasco, Paxton, Cole, McCullers, Maeda, Urias, with MadBum on the DL and Kimbrel as my RP

Thanks

herschel
herschel
5 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft. bellinger/servino for rizzo/giles? is it close?

SheriffMcRawDawg
SheriffMcRawDawg
5 years ago

Hey at least you didn’t make the savvy move in NFBC to roll out Miranda for his 2 turns this week! Can’t wait to see what rd 2 of this shit sandwich looks like!

SheriffMcRawDawg
SheriffMcRawDawg
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: I’ve hit on a few. depth is already hurting me at MI/SS with forsythe, & asdrubal farting around. meanwhile I’m over loaded in the OF.

also started McCarthy and Snell for their 2 turns this week. they didn’t DL the former until really close to that start, couldn’t change in time. and snell’s 2nd is in Boston…. got a little over zealous there with the prospect of 10 starts.

Your Judge pick was insane at 23rd rd man. I would prefer not to post whom I took with my pick before yours…

SheriffMcRawDawg
SheriffMcRawDawg
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: I mean my taking Peraza 1 round after Gordon is prittay… prittayyyy insane

Your Mom
Your Mom
5 years ago

Puig, Altherr, or a coin flip the rest of the way???

Devil in a new Dress
Devil in a new Dress
5 years ago

Got a large trade offer.

My Mookie/Hanley/Brad Miller/Neftali

for

Trout/Alemendyz/Morton

I have no need for Hanley as I have miggy, zimmerman and alonso. What you think

bigbear
bigbear
Reply to  Devil in a new Dress
5 years ago

@Devil in a new Dress: Trout >>> anyone

bigbear
bigbear
Reply to  bigbear
5 years ago

@bigbear: <

hustla
hustla
5 years ago

6 x 6 with QS

RYU an upgrade over Snell, Andriese or Cotton?
who should i drop or should I hold?

THX GREY!

hustla
hustla
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: lol of course, I just saw that he was sent down.. thanks again!!

William Hung
William Hung
5 years ago

Tough news on Familia – I have the following closers already:

Bud Norris, Casilla, Holland, Brach, and Herrera. Do I drop any of them for Reed?

ballaaa
ballaaa
5 years ago

Avisail Garcia, Jacoby Ellsbury (hitting in front of judge!), or altherr?

time to drop todd frazier yet?

K-doggy
K-doggy
5 years ago

My Y Thomas for M Franco kind of need a corner infielder

King Bob
King Bob
5 years ago

Rate my team?

Batters

C-Buster Posey SF – C,
Brandon Belt SF – 1B,OF
Nolan Arenado Col – 3B
Jedd Gyorko StL – 1B,2B,3B,SS
José Ramírez Cle – 2B,3B,OF
Carlos Correa Hou – SS
Mitch Haniger Sea – OF-DL
Cody Bellinger LAD – 1B,OF
Giancarlo Stanton Mia – OF
Marcell Ozuna Mia – OF
Matt Kemp Atl – OF
Aaron Judge NYY – OF
Starlin Castro NYY – 2B
Chris Owings Ari – SS,OF

Pitching

Mark Melancon SF – RP-DL
Greg Holland Col – RP
Andrew Miller Cle – RP
Cole Hamels Tex – SP- DL
Luis Severino NYY – SP,RP
Corey Kluber Cle – SP-DL
Carlos Martínez StL – SP
Andrew Triggs Oak – SP,RP
A.J. Griffin Tex – SP
JC Ramirez LAA – SP,RP
David Price Bos – SP

I was thinking about picking up Alonso for Belt? Thoughts….
Do I need anyway of the guys?

Other guys on the wire..
H. Perez
Peraza
Solarte
Altherr
Schebler
Conforto

Available pitchers…..
Lackey
Pomeranz
Harvey
Gray
Happ
Wood
Cahill

Laguna BobbyI
Laguna BobbyI
5 years ago

yo grey! okay, so i know we are loving M Reynolds, especially at home, but is he a sell high or a hold? I’m in a shallow 10-teamer, I am crushing the offensive categories and simply trying to sell high on someone to create roster flexibility (aka, make room daily batty calls/hot bats, which as of now are not an option b/c i have no droppable players). so, again, sell high, or just hold and enjoy the ride?

Robert
Robert
5 years ago

Which side you like: Thames and Contreras for James Paxton, Matt Weiters and Aaron Altheer.

Alex
Alex
5 years ago

Hey Grey, I saw you picked Tommy Joseph over Moreland in an OBP league. What separates the two?

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Alex
5 years ago

@Alex: The fact that Joseph is hitting right now and Moreland isn’t, is my guess.

Alex
Alex
Reply to  Cram It
5 years ago

@Cram It: I’m thinking beyond right now, but Moreland is still sporting a cool .372 obp.

Always so snarky!

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Alex
5 years ago

@Alex: It was the right answer! There is no ROS with coin flip schmotatoes. Play the hot guy, when he’s done being hot, go with the other one. I will continue to snark away until Razzland gets it!

Chet
Chet
5 years ago

Tommy Joseph or Justin Bour?

Not your average Joe
Not your average Joe
5 years ago

Thinking of a few trade offers to try and deal Duffy and Brach, preferably before Baltimore possibly clobbers Duffy tomorrow. Any of these deals that you would either prioritize or, on the other hand, not offer at all for whatever reason?

A. Duffy + Brach for Archer
B. Duffy + Brach for Pollock
C. Duffy + Brach for Yelich
D. Duffy + Brach for Desmond
E. Dozier + Duffy + Brach for Murphy
F. Dozier + Duffy + Brach for Odor & Lester

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Not your average Joe
5 years ago

@Not your average Joe: Selling low on two guys for a better player doesn’t usually work.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Cram It
5 years ago

@Cram It: truth.

Not your average Joe
Not your average Joe
Reply to  Cram It
5 years ago

@Cram It:

Well, alright then. I appreciate the honesty!

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Not your average Joe
5 years ago

@Not your average Joe: I mean, it could work, but it shouldn’t