I can’t believe Aaron Judge was caught stealing yesterday.  I’d be afraid of tagging him.  He should have just put the MI in The Claw, Baron Von Judgeske-style.  You remember The Machines?  They were the most obvious masked wrestlers in the 80’s.  Andre the Giant and Hulk Hogan put on a mask, but wore exactly everything else.  Here’s Hulk Machine:

It’s like the Clark Kent of disguises.  It’s like if I wore a Hamburglar disguise but you could see my mustache.  They should do Baseball Machines.   Right now, Judge Machine is my favorite Machine and moving in on my love for Giancarlo Machine, and where the hell is Odor Machine?  He needs to pop Bautista Machine in his big, fat mouth and get crazy like Charlie’s mom, Ma Sheen.  As for Judge Machine, yesterday he went 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs with his major league-leading 13th homer as he hits .330.  That last number is the real surprise.  Is he a .300+ hitter?  I’m gonna go unlikely with a side of nuh-uh.  Can he hit 40 HRs and .270?  That’s looking affirmative.  I’m sure he’ll cool off; they all do, but I wouldn’t be against buying him high either.  If someone doesn’t believe the 40-homer, 275-pound love muscle, get him.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

CC Sabathia – 4 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 5.45.  Sabathia’s xFIP is approaching the size of his FUPA.

Matt Holliday – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .269.  Here’s what’s gonna happen.  You’re gonna go into your waivers, pick up Holliday, put him on your team, start him for a day, watch him go 1-for-4 and immediately grow bored.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia – Released by the Jays.  Jays’ GM said, “Turns out a Saltymochachino is way worse than a unicorn frappuccino.”

Steve Pearce – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and 3rd in two games.  The hottest schmotato in all the land?  Steve Pearce!  Wow, that has a real ring to it, uh, not really.

Marcus Stroman – Left yesterday’s game with arm discomfort.  May I interest you in a DL stint?  It’s very accommodating and you’ll find 75% of the league there.

Noah SyndergaardMets are predicting Syndergaard will miss three months.  That would leave him with about ten starts left on the year if everything works out the way the Mets plan on it.  I seriously doubt everything will work out the way the Mets plan on it.  Maybe the Mets will blame Russian hackers, FBI Director James Comey and misogyny.

Jacob deGrom – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.68.  Jokes aside about the Mess’ pitchers, but deGrom might still battling something.  The 3.02 xFIP and 12 K/9 are purdy, and I’m not disagreeing with any of that, but his 3.9 BB/9 is goofy high for him and he is going to his slider an insane amount.  If I owned him, I’d be happy he was still pitching, but I wonder if he’s adjusting because of his arm.

Jose Reyes – 2-for-4, 1 run, 5 RBIs, hitting near-.375 in the last week with three home runs.  “This is vintage Reyes, vaping the ball!  What?  Instead of smoking.”  That’s David Wright practicing his MLB TV audition tape.  Don’t think it lasts long-term, but I’d absolutely grab Reyes in all leagues while he’s vaping hot.

Michael Conforto – 3-for-6, 1 run, 2 RBIs, hitting .357.  Barely owned in 50% of ESPN leagues.  Y’all slow as eff.

T.J. Rivera – 3-for-5, 2 runs, hitting .278.  Okay, Mets exploded for 16 runs, and even Rivera’s brother from another mother and father, Rene, had a good game.

Kevin Gausman – Ejected for a HBP on a 77 MPH slider.  When you walk in the garden, you better watch your step.

Steven Wright – On the DL with a sprained knee, and now there’s a possibility for knee surgery.  Steven Wright said, “The doctor said the price of the surgery would be my season, so I’m glad I’m making the league minimum.”

Cole Hamels – Out for eight weeks with a strained oblique.  Wow, what happened to the days when a strained oblique knocked a player out for four weeks and then, when he returned, he’d have a reoccurrence of the injury that sidelined for another month?  Oh, guess that’s the same diff.  Well, good thing I told you to sell Hamels two weeks ago.  What?  You didn’t listen?  Aw, shucks.

Adrian BeltreRangers are hoping Beltre can return by the end of the month.  Damn, he’s been out a while for a calf strain.  This is the worst problem with a calf since the Chicago Fire of 1871.

Marwin Gonzalez – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, and 3rd homer in two games.  If you wait long enough, he will cool off, i.e., stop waiting!

Josh Reddick – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Usually when Reddick gets hot he homers, but he is a matchups play so you have to see who he’s facing.  By the way, if you Googled “when Reddick gets hot,” and found us, we won’t judge you here.  My advice is use less Gold Bond medicated powder.

Carlos Correa – 4-for-5, and his 3rd homer, hitting .255.  Two more weeks of that, and we’ll be good.

Charlie Morton – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.97.  Any chance he is an under-4.50 ERA pitcher in away games?  I don’t think so, so so-so.  Serious stuttering!  With that said (Grey’s doing a U-ey!), Morton gets the Braves at home next and that’s a tasty matchup.

Aaron Nola – Will undergo an MRI on his back.  He’s missed two return dates and is now getting an MRI a week after he was DL’d.  Signs are all pointing to Nola being no-YOLO.

Wade Davis – 1 IP, 0 ER, and the save, holding his ERA at 0.00.  So, about those preseason concerns about his health, um, yeah, I think he’s fine.

Sean Doolittle – Hit the DL with a shoulder strain.  He missed most of 2016 with a shoulder strain, as well.  He is living up to his name.  Santiago Casilla moves into the clearcut lead for the job, and Madson would be the likely backup.

Yonder Alonso – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, and only one homer off his seven homers from 2016 when he had 482 ABs.  Fun fact!  Billy Butler also has 482 abs, you should see him on a Brookstone massage chair.  This is the 2nd homer in as many games for Alonso, and I’d grab him to see how far he can take this new approach.

Tony Wolters – Out with a concussion.  Due to being hit on the mask with a backswing, Wolters can’t see 20/20, no word if he’s also seeing Hugh Downs naked in his dressing room.

Ian Desmond – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 1st and 2nd homers in his 3rd game back.  Oh, and he hasn’t even gone to Coors yet.  Shine on you crazy Desmond!

Antonio Senzatela – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 2.84.  I own Senzatela in an NL-Only league, and he’s done well for me, but this game was vs. the Padres, and monks can’t hit.  Sorry, monks.

Corey Kluber – Hit the DL with the lower back stiffness.  Hurry back, so you can give me that promised lower front stiffness that I drafted you for.

Carlos Carrasco – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.18.  Here’s me in March, “Ugh, I can’t believe I drafted Carrasco and now he some kind of injury that May Grey won’t even remember.”  Here’s me now, “What spring injury?  Wasn’t it Salazar?”

Mike Trout – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer.  Just barely keeping pace with Marwin Gonzalez!

Kole Calhoun – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 4th homer, and his 3rd homer in as many games.  Hot schmotato alert!

Jean Segura – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Bit off pace so far with steals, but right there with power, which sounds like literally every major leaguer.

Gio Gonzalez – 5 IP, 1 ER, 10 baserunners (7 BBs), 8 Ks, ERA at 1.64.  I streamed him due to the Stream-o-Nator and sure am glad it wasn’t a K/BB league.  I dropped Gio before the game even finished.  Anyone who walks seven guys in a start?  I’m good, thanks.

Robbie Ray – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners (1 BB), 10 Ks, ERA at 3.47.  Basically, the exact opposite of Gio.  Look at all those glorious Ks and one walk?  Guys and five girls, I think the breakout is finally here.  Imagine Pineda and Ray break out in the same season?  The world will implode.  (Yes, that will be the reason the world implodes this year; no other reasons at all.)

Chris Owings – 2-for-5 and his 5th homer, hitting .313.  I picked up Owings about three weeks ago, and haven’t even considered dropping him.  *thinks for a moment*  Okay, I might’ve dropped him at one point, but I put in a waiver claim and grabbed him again immediately.  Plus, I do, like, ten-hundred moves a day.

Jose Abreu – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer, hitting .263.  Ah, nothing sweeter than a garbage time homer from one of your players after you stream his opponent (Nate Karns — 6 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners. 7 Ks, ERA at 4.97) and that starter is out of the game.  Since we’re here, I streamed Karns, because of the Stream-o-Nator, and he has a 4.97 ERA, so, goodbye.

Jameson Taillon – 5 IP, 6 ER, 9 baserunners (1 BBs), 6 Ks, ERA at 3.31.  Taillon suffered from a FIPlash, and the Fangraphs Database said, “I’d continue to drink that Jameson,” then snorted repeatedly.

Andrew McCutchen – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs, hitting .235.  You know what’s coming, right?  It’s obvious, isn’t it?  About 19 HRs, .255, no steals and one month-long DL stint.

Gregory Polanco – 0-for-2, and his 6th steal, hitting .229 and has zero homers.  Can McCutchen’s month-long DL stint land on top of Polanco?  I gave you April, but Jesus Chris Ramirez, what the eff?

Eugenio Suarez – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .322.  The Rodney Dangerfield of CIs?  He hit 21 HRs and stole 11 bags last year, and he’s still not owned in all leagues.

Devin Mesoraco – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 1st homer.  Perfect walk-up music for Mesoraco, Neil Diamond singing with Uncle Fester turning on a light bulb with his mouth on the diamond vision, “Turn on your head light…Let it shine wherever you go.”

Julio Urias – 5 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners (4 BBs), 1 K, ERA at 0.84.  Felt it was appropriate to put Urias after Mesoraco, because Devin always makes me want to close my eyes.  Obviously, four walks vs. one strikeout isn’t ideal, but he’s 20 years old and looks like a top 30 starter, so, yeah, you’ll take that.

Cody Bellinger – 0-for-4.  A-Gon said yesterday that he might place himself on the Disgraceful List (no joke; well, yeah, he didn’t say Disgraceful List, but did say he might go to the DL), and Dave Roberts said yesterday, “Cody’s done everything he can that he wants to continue this opportunity.  Tip your hat to him for the way he plays the game.  A lot can happen between now and Friday and even with that we have not made a final decision.”  Roberts went on to say, “When I tipped my hat to him, he stole third.  I forgot that was the sign.  The kid’s good.”

Jeff Samardzija – 8 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 5.03.  [email protected]*(&^! has done his part in my cobbled together staff so far in my Tout Wars league.  Click on the link and live with me for a bit.  *blows on knuckles, wipes knuckles on shirt, realizes I had tomato sauce on knuckles and now it’s on my shirt*  Damnit!

Edinson Volquez – Hit the 10-day DL with blister problems.  It’s a blisterpocalypse!  Don’t go outside except for Blistex!

Marcell Ozuna – 2-for-4 and his 8th homer, hitting .300.  OZUNA can Snell what Blake is cooking.

Blake Snell – 5 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.45.  The 6th inning for Snell is like the 6th minute of sex for a 15-year-old male.  You’ve heard it exists, but you never seem to last that long.  Maybe Snell needs to think about sex when he plays baseball to help distract him.

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Bigly Leagues
Bigly Leagues
5 years ago

Who do u love more… Corbin or Graveman

Dave Stewart
Dave Stewart
5 years ago

Grey, what combo would you rather have for the rest of the season, points league, no keeper considerations:
Thames and Brantley or Desmond and Polanco?

William Hung
William Hung
5 years ago

@Grey: Through Thursday, my team is still at 0 HRs… capped off tonight by Rizzo’s 0-6

Mantis Toboggan MD
Mantis Toboggan MD
Reply to  William Hung
5 years ago

@William Hung: get more teams, less time to worry about one badly functioning one.

john
john
5 years ago

So, I was offered a kumquat for kumquat trade and I’m trying to figure out why/if I should take it.

12 team h2h keeper league w/obp instead of avg. My team is a bit heavy on power, high on Ks, middle of road obp/steals.

Was offered his Miguel Sano for my Maikel Franco.

Thoughts? Guy just selling what he thinks is really high on Sano? Any reason to take it?

lwomack58
lwomack58
5 years ago

Zobrist sitting on wire for over a week. A good pickup for bench help

Lubey
Lubey
5 years ago

Yo Greyster

Would you drop Bradley Junior for Conforto??

Thanks!

Brett
Brett
5 years ago

grrrr finally cut Broxton for Buxton yesterday . . . Buxton gets injured and Broxton goes off. Should I be rushing to get Broxton back?

Scott
Scott
5 years ago

Start Kuhl dude vs Mil tomorrow? NL only.

Scott
Scott
Reply to  Scott
5 years ago

@Scott: same question, 14 team mixed hth, counts hr against pitchers.

Joe
Joe
5 years ago

Grey,

My great team is shorting the bed!! In a point League (-1 for Ks) would you trade:

Donaldson (Have Justin Turner and Moose Cock)
Nelson Cruz ( Have Braun and Justin Upton)
Carter Capps
Julio Urias

FOR

Thames
Archer
Kinsler (currently starting Dee Gordon)
Eugenio Suarez
Gattis (currently starting Pina)
Schwarber
Cam Bedrosian (currently have Bud Norris)

Looks like I’m getting a lot…but hard to give two power houses…

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
5 years ago

Kluber now Harper
I have both on many teams!

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Harper’s injury isn’t said to be serious

Jerry
Jerry
5 years ago

Hey, Grey. Which two out of these four: Calhoun, Carlos Gomez, Kepler and Reddick? Thanks!

lwomack58
lwomack58
5 years ago

Kipnis and Peraza on waviers. Which would you prefer. I like the steals from Peraza-

MW
MW
5 years ago

Hi Grey,
Shout out from one of the 5 gal readers. Awesome write up as usual.

Would you drop Margot for Buxton?

Josh
Josh
5 years ago

Usually carry no bench in my 10 tm h2h, could drop
Margot
Bud Norris (my closers are not great)
if i drop Norris then im carrying a bench bat which could help so i can bench cold bats like Polanco!! rather not though

Drop one or both for a bat(s) below, speed somewhat important but best overall is my goal.

bregman
suarez

Josh
Josh
Reply to  Josh
5 years ago

@Josh: Also have Bellinger not sure his future,

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
5 years ago

Marwin Gonzalez or Brandon Moss?

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
Reply to  Schmohawks Bob
5 years ago

@Schmohawks Bob: In an AL only, which means it’s a shallow league.

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
5 years ago

Drop Rajai for Harrison? Weekly keeper league with little depth in the infield (and dealing with slow starters Miller, Story, Healy) + lots of reinforcements / similar guys in the outfield.

Infield has no backups. OF I’m fielding Blackmon, Desmond, Souza, Ellsbury, Deshizz . . . with Rajai and Broxton on the bench . . . and Dahl and JD Mart on the DL.

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

Goldy vs votto and cueto fair?

William Hung
William Hung
5 years ago

my team is just mocking me now – 0-6 and counting for Rizzo. I’m just hoping this game ends so he doesn’t end up 0-7

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
5 years ago

Off the grid most of day and can’t find anything on Story. Benched 2 days in a row or hurt?

Big league choo
Big league choo
5 years ago

Arizona is running a lot, goldy has 8sbs and pollock 11…do you think Terry Lovullo keeps running at same clip? Should I be looking to sell pollock?

Robert
Robert
5 years ago

Who gets the call first, Moncada or Brinson?

Robert
Robert
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: You think he’s up before June?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
5 years ago

Grey,

I am concerned about Mark Reynolds. Is he going to lose PT now with Desmond back in the lineup? If so, is it time to cut bait, or try and trade him?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

ok. Never thought I would hear that one.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

Gary Sanchez gets activated tomorrow. Who should I drop?

Jeff Bandy
Marwin Gonzalez
Kole Calhoun

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

Ok thanks Grey

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

Is Bellinger being sent down tomorrow by the Dodgers, or is he staying up? If he does get sent down it will open a roster spot.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

with what he has done since he was called up he should stick

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
5 years ago

Harper was groin tightness and “precautionary”, sounds like NBD. He probably just realized game of thrones was returning in less than 3 months.

Gregory Chiarello
Gregory Chiarello
5 years ago

ROS 12 team 5×5 OBP , QS league

Stanton/ J.Turner/Duffy
Or
Rendon/K. Davis/Paxton??

Mmmmmm Jeopardy chicks

lwomack58
lwomack58
5 years ago

Belt over either Bell or Gurriel

muskysmell
muskysmell
5 years ago

Hey Grey,

Offered Machado + Darvish for my Kris Bryant.

No brainer I should accept, right?

braves uk
braves uk
5 years ago

Hey Grey,

15 team 5×5 roto with OBP instead of avg

Q1) Carlos Santana. Is he a buy low opportunity with a slow start, or was last year an outlier?

Q2) If a buy low, is Piscotty a fair offer, too much or too little?

Thanks as always

braves uk
braves uk
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Excellent, thanks!

Jack
Jack
5 years ago

Harrison or Marwin?

joeg414
joeg414
5 years ago

Harper:
Might be a hip injury, I guess its better than oblique

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
5 years ago

harper/kennedy/buxton all in same 10 or less minutes.

ashtray
ashtray
5 years ago

Harper’s hurt. How long should I wait before burning my house down?

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  ashtray
5 years ago

@ashtray: I think the standard amount of time is a week. Your call really.

joeg414
joeg414
5 years ago

HARPER HURT
kennedy hurt

William Hung
William Hung
5 years ago

Derek Holland… I thought he was done. I might take a flier on him for his next start

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  William Hung
5 years ago

@William Hung: He blows. You’ll pick him up just in time for the Regression Fairy Apocalypse.

Cram It
Cram It
5 years ago

Can someone humor me and tell what SON said Kennedy’s start was today?

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Thanks. I don’t understand this dump he’s taking right now. I couldn’t add him fast enough.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: And F Lackey, I’m done with him. Could you just be a 3.50/1.25 guy you sonofabitch?!

Packers
Packers
5 years ago

Grey, in a 12 team weekly roto with ops added, I need SB the most. Broxton is out there. My 5 outfielders are Judge, Conforto, Beni., Grichuk and Margot. Would you play Keon over one them, Grichuk or Margot most likely.
2. Same team we play 2 at each position,F. Galvis over Cozart? Correa is my other SS.
Thanks.

Packers
Packers
Reply to  Packers
5 years ago

@Packers: The Dentist is out there too, so I could add plenty of speed. I could gain 6 SGP pretty quick.

Packers
Packers
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: To be clear, take Delinio over Broxton?

Packers
Packers
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Ok, Thanks.

dustyfingers
dustyfingers
5 years ago

Could you rank Mazara, Bellinger (assuming he stays), Gallo, or JBJ ROS?

Luke
Luke
5 years ago

Drop Moustakas for Marwin?

The JoGarza
The JoGarza
5 years ago

If you could tell the SON to lose its Musgrove boner and stop fooling me, that’d be great.

Make Richie Sexson Again
Make Richie Sexson Again
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: musgrove boner. awesome!

Make Richie Sexson Again
Make Richie Sexson Again
5 years ago

Do you think Archie Bradley will carry over his good pitching as a reliever when they eventually make him a starter? Hard to believe AZ is running out Shipley and Goldley when they have this pitcher that is doing really good on their team already.

Make Richie Sexson Again
Make Richie Sexson Again
5 years ago

Herrmann in the OF today. That would be cool if that became a thing.

RTP123
RTP123
5 years ago

Pick two please:

Avisail Garcia, Piscotty, Margot, Marwin, Schebler, Deshizz

fredtbn1gs
fredtbn1gs
5 years ago

I think most of these choices are close to a get-lucky wash, but I’m curious of your opinion:

1. Pick one for a bench bat (12 team yahoo roto) (need SB/AVG/RBI)–
Alonso, Altherr, Buxton, Hicks, Holliday, Kepler, Margot, Motter, Peraza

2. Would you drop any of these pitchers…
(Paxton, Duffy, Lackey, Shoemaker, Wood, Shark, Folty, Diaz, Rivero, Bush, Benoit, Givens, Bearclaw)

To pick up any of these pitchers (Need W/WHIP/QS/SV+H):
(Cahill, Cain, Cobb, Cotton, Knebel, Nate Jones, Robles, Erasmo)

Thanks

dicky
dicky
5 years ago

got offered kluber and carrasco for Donaldson bedrosian, 12 team

have c. Perez 1. hosmer 2. Dee 2. DoZier ss. Correa 3. lamb

of cespedes, Brantley, Duvall, ozuna, Buxton

Duffy pax carmart as “aces” with happ triggs Amir Anderson Santiago on back end

Chap, bedrosian robertson

klubes usually starts slow but if it’s a serious injury, no bueno – thoughts?

William Hung
William Hung
5 years ago

@Grey: Do we need to form a prayer octagon for Trevor Story? I remember reading an article last month about how he might get sent down to work on his bat, and back to back benchings might be a sign that things might be headed that way if he doesn’t turn it around REAL soon.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Fantasy Baseball Gods do not want Story to be a thing. Do you revise your month timeline on Story?

In other news, I have Rizzo and the guy I am playing against has Votto – needless to say, things are not going well for me.

Alex
Alex
5 years ago

Hey Grey, Odor HR! (please god let this be the beginning of something)

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
5 years ago

My “Finding Story” (finding dory logo) team name has gone from “awww” to “ahhh!!!” and sadly apropos

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
5 years ago

One would like to think that the Story benching 2x in a row has got to be a “let him breathe” thing not a “not starting anymore” thing right?

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
5 years ago

@Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: One can only hope – first time in a long time since I’ve had an early round pick bomb out like this.

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
5 years ago

@Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: well our best bet is that adames/amarista are straight up terrible. so no fear with being blocked or job stolen.

henncoop
henncoop
5 years ago

In a 12 team 5X5 deep dynasty league with several players on the DL & only 3 DL slots. My growing injured list are Dahl, JD, Haniger, Glover, Hill & now Thor. I was champion last year & competitive this year (4th) despite all the injuries thanks to the deep 30 player rosters & another 5 NAs.
I know Glover should be back soon & Dahl, Thor & JD need to be held. That leave Hill who may be going to the bullpen I heard?
Time to just drop Hill???

henncoop
henncoop
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Drp Glover & even Hill for the likes of: Santiago, Effin, Wood, Morton, Karns, Cashner, Pivetta, or JC Ramirez??

Matt
Matt
5 years ago

Drop Schebler, Kepler, Fowler for JBJ?

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
5 years ago

sweet crap, they actually are benching story, but for amar (F’ING) ista!

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

@Grey: worst part is they waited so damn long i can’t move hernan to 2B treat urner to SS, i guess i’ll know better in the future. maybe story comes off BN and does something good.

dubjay
dubjay
5 years ago

Hey Grey,

Love the write up. The Snell blurb was spot on. He’s a frustrating pitcher to own. I had both him AND Glasnow up until last week. That was a pepto pitching staff if I’ve ever seen one.

1.Which FA would you pick up for Broxton?
J.Pederson-really tempting as its a keeper league
K.Pillar
A.Hicks
C.Gomez
M.Kepler
H.Perez
B.Drury
R.Grichuk

2.Time to drop Brach for a streamer? or should I hold onto him until I see Britton get the job done.

Simply Fred
5 years ago

Story sitting again today…

Simply Fred
Reply to  Simply Fred
5 years ago

@Simply Fred: Ignore (posted 1 min prior above… :-) )

Johnny2Seam
Johnny2Seam
5 years ago

Give Scherzer; Get Blackmon/Pollock and Salazar/Duffy

My OF: Duvall, Grichuk, Dickerson, Zobrist, Springer & Haniger
My P: Scherzer, Iglesias, Jaime Garcia, Sabathia, Kershaw, Wheeler, Giles, Robertson, Finnegan, Skaggs & Capps

Johnny2Seam
Johnny2Seam
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Which combo is the best..Blackmon & Salazar?

Johnny2Seam
Johnny2Seam
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Nope, it’s a 2 for one deal- either Pollock or Blackmon & Salazar or Duffy for Scherzer.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
5 years ago

And Story benched again in favor of Alexi Amarista. If any one needs me I’ll be alternating crying and cursing in the corner.

Harry
Harry
5 years ago

Hey Grey,
Moustakas available in 12 tm ESPN H2H. Limited transactions for year. Would you drop any of these for him for ROS? or hold. Would be 3B/Util spot.
Bregman, Cain, Mazara, Bellinger (tempted to keep Bellinger stashed though…)

maximumxpower
maximumxpower
5 years ago

So, should I drop Danny Duffy for Samardzija?

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
5 years ago

1. Streamed Taillon last night instead of Morton, but dropped Morton for a Marwin batty call. Evenish Steven, I guess.

2. Our boy Rougie is struggling, no doubt. But his hard hit % is up and he’s been increasing his line drives and decreasing his terrible pop up rate recently. Small reasons for optimism.

Fogimon
Fogimon
5 years ago

My middle infidels are killing me, my greatest areas of need right now are BA, HR, and RBI. I am running away with steals (see what I did there);

C – Grandal
1B – Freeman
2B – Altuve
3B – Shaw
SS – MILLER
MI – ODOR
CI – Moreland
OF – Braun
OF – Pollock
OF – Yelich
OF – Kemp
OF – Kepler
U – Morales
Bench – Choo DL – Dahl

Best available on waivers – Harrison, Peralta, Reynolds, Schebler, Hicks, Pillar, Alonso, Marwin, Altherr, Toles, Domingo, Cozart, LoMo, Wong

Would you make the move for any of those waiver fodders, or ride out the storm? Assume I have no spots to drop from pitching.

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
5 years ago

and on hamels, assuming we are
1. in dynasties (or are in fantrax with infinite DL spots)
2. have DL room
we should be happy that hamels finally went out, dude hasn’t been right all year (like you’ve mentioned)

Fogimon
Fogimon
5 years ago

Who do you see the regression fairies coming 1st for;

Triggs or Vargas?

Matt
Matt
5 years ago

Couple of questions.

Is Glover out of the closer role? I mean, should I just drop him?

Second question, with Gary Sanchez returning from the DL, I need to make room for him. This is a one catcher league, I”ve been using Hedges. I could drop him, or I have these other options: Benoit, Healy, Inciarte, Hosmer, Rendon, Graveman. Which one would you drop?

Thanks and keep up the great work

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  Matt
5 years ago

@Matt: glover should be back very soon, and when last seen was eating up save chances from kelley.

Matt
Matt
Reply to  Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
5 years ago

@Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey:

Thank you cheese, I see it the same way. But you know, Dusty.

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  Matt
5 years ago

@Matt: last i remember dusty used glover twice in back to back days for saves. the first time one could’ve argued kelley was tired, not the 2nd time.

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
5 years ago

that is weird on degrommit. but if he’s hurt why do more of the worst pitch to get injured to? probably tired of dealing with mess doctors (or lack thereof). “just get me out of my misery here boys.”

yeah i guess espn changed some default thing on my account or did some update, i found the team but it didn’t pop up where it usually did.

ryanoger
ryanoger
5 years ago

With Nate Jones hitting the DL I need to add a holds dude, who’s the add out of this bunch?

Knebel, Rivero, Rosenthal, or H Robles?

LightBlack
LightBlack
5 years ago

Correa for Bergman/Bell. Im nuts right. OBP 10 teamer. Say no to selling low right?

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  LightBlack
5 years ago

@LightBlack: No

Ray
Ray
5 years ago

Badly need pitching. Nova for Suarez?

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
5 years ago

Ok, my team is officially garbage. I don’t think they’ve hit a homerun this week. And starting Duffy, Feldman, and Hellickson went about as poor as possible on Tuesday.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: My average has been steadily climbing, now I’m only in last by about 20 points in that category. I still say I can make up some decent ground, but it needs to start happening soon.

How about all this TV this month? I’ve only been watching The Leftovers and Saul, recording all the rest for some solid binge days.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: I’m late on this past week’s Leftovers so I don’t think I’m hip to Carrie Coons. Yeah The Americans is my next series to begin. And Louie, so Nick doesn’t berate me.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Haha, I believe Nick will accept that challenge.

Oh I didn’t know that’s her real name. That trampoline scene was so awesome.

Big Mike
Big Mike
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Carrie Coons used to be an ensemble member at the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago. I would just stare dumbfounded at her, she was so gorgeous. I don’t even remember the plays, just her. Wow.

Big Mike
Big Mike
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: I’m with you on that. Her, and Arenado.

swaggerjackers
swaggerjackers
5 years ago

So disappointing how bad Duffy is.

I was hoping that Sell meant that he’d be more of a #3/#4 rather than a pure drop.

I’m going to watch his next game to see just how bad this shitsuation really is.

larry
larry
5 years ago

Markakis, Toles, Panic or Phillips for bench help?

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  larry
5 years ago

@larry: Are any of those guys “help”?

flo-g-money
flo-g-money
5 years ago

harrison or kipnis ros?

Choose top 3 ros- desmond, jd martinez, inciarte, jbj, conforto

Thanks!

joe is a popular name
joe is a popular name
5 years ago

drop either souza or shaw to pick up marwin?

larry
larry
5 years ago

Would you add Jordan Montgomery over Graveman or Freeland. I can use JMontgomery when the match ups are good.

Was going to use Freeland tonight but based on your advice I decided not to. I can drop him now and pickup one of the two mention.

Jason Murray
Jason Murray
5 years ago

Betts/Duffy/Austin Meadows or Blackmon/Carrasco/Amed Rosario? Thanks!

Biggidy
Biggidy
5 years ago

My outfield in an OPS roto league is:

Trumbo, Bradley Jr, Tomas and Schebler. No bench spots and good on steals already.

Who do I drop for Conforto? Bellinger is also out there…

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
5 years ago

Jarrod Dyson or Peraza for SAGNOF?

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
5 years ago

anybody else having problems even getting into their espn accounts? i’ve tried multiple devices no dice.

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
Reply to  Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
5 years ago

@Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: no problems for me.

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

@Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: and my streak for the cash (another espn feature) DOES work, so it’s just fantasy sports at espn that are having some issue, not espn in general nor my account in general.

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

@Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: now it works, it just didn’t show up in same default place, yet i changed nothing. odd

ryanoger
ryanoger
5 years ago

Who’s the better DL stash Manaea or A Sanchez?

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  ryanoger
5 years ago

@ryanoger: AAron

Newbvic
Newbvic
5 years ago

Trade arrieta and t walker for j Ramirez and cueto?

J-FOH
J-FOH
5 years ago

My moms old boss was on the people’s court. She prepared all his paperwork to prove that bitch who sued him was lying. Still have that episode on the VHS.

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

@Grey: how is that possible…cougs is the boss