On Saturday, our prayers were answered.  No, not the prayer about winning Powerball.  Or the prayer about sweatpants becoming the new formalwear.  Or the prayer about muttonchops being some magical aphrodisiac.  Or the prayer about your mom forgetting that time you accidentally sexted her.  Or that prayer about being as successful in real life as you are in fantasy.  No, not those.  The prayer about Yu Darvish returning and looking as dominant as ever.  On Saturday, he threw the fastest pitch of his major league career, throwing three pitches for more than 98 MPH.  The line of 5 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks was solid, but I imagine this will be the start of him reaffirming his place in the top 10 starter conversation.  Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department sang, “Yu, Yu got what I need…Yu say he just spends Yen…Yu say he just spends Yen…But baby Yuuuuuu,Yu got what I need!”  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Mitch Moreland – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer, and his 2nd homer in as many games.  Fun fact!  I like to yell “Mitch Moreland” when Cougs is encroaching on my space in bed.  Oh, and hot schmotato alert!

Prince Fielder – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer, hitting .197.  Yes, I said to sell him on Friday and now you actually have an opportunity since this bleb hit a homer.

Jurickson Profar – 2-for-4, 1 run, hitting .385 in three days.  Doubt, with Meryl Streep as a nun, that Profar has an everyday job when Odor returns, but he’s fine for the next four games.

Martin Perez – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.12.  I wouldn’t own him in a 15-team AL West-only league.

Gregory Polanco – Clint Hurdle benched him yesterday against a lefty with a 5+ K/9.  Matchups, I hear ya.  Oh, and Hurdle’s playing the lefty Matt Joyce (0-for-3), who really is a matchups-only play, so, yeah.  Where’s the emoji of a man standing outside Hurdle’s hotel room throwing feces?  Do I have that emoji?

David Freese – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer, hitting .279.  Oh, now I see it, he’s totally a number three hitter.  Ow, eye roll headache!

Gio Gonzalez – 4 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 3.57.  Juicy Gotcha Krazy!  Gio’s now given up 13 runs in his last 9 2/3 IP.  In related news, Dusty’s learning who this Lucas Giolito kid is.  “You’re saying he’s a rookie?”  “But, listen, Dusty!  He’s not just a rookie.”  “Your lips are moving, but I don’t hear what you’re saying.”

Stephen Strasburg – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.69, and his 9th win.  Incredibly, he might be lucky to come in fifth in the Cy Young voting this year.  Unless, of course, they give Murray Chass more than one vote.

Anthony Rendon – 2-for-4, 2 runs, and his 4th homer, hitting .267.  He’s kinda like Martin Prado without the average.  Snap in the “Oh, no he dint” formation.

Wilson Ramos – 3-for-3, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .336.  This is funny (not funny).  On our Fantasy Baseball Player Rater, Ramos is the fifth best catcher.  4th is Welington, but guess who is 6th.  Okay, you’ll never guess, unless you are related to her/him.  That was a hint.  No, not Anibal, he/she is not a catcher.  Chris Hermann!  “Okay, Sajak, I’d like to start the final round with the letters, W, T and F.”

Ruben Tejada – Designated for assignment.  If this is the end of the line for Tejada, and I don’t think it is, but if it is, he’s going to become Einhorn to Chase Utley’s Dan Marino.

Jordan Zimmermann – Threw a bullpen session on Sunday and said his groin felt great.  Whoa, TMI!

Rich Hill – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.25.  Has way more Ks than IP too.  So, you’d think he’d be owned in every league, right?  Yeah, you’d think wrong.  He has a mild groin strain, but that’s nothing compared to what his owners have had all year.

Sean Doolittle – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 3rd save, and as mysteriously as Doolittle lost the closer job to Madson, it seems like it’s now flip-flopped back to Doolittle for the closer role, as Madson entered in the 8th inning yesterday.  I guess Beane rang the A’s dugout in between reps on the squat machine.  For those that never workout, that’s not a euphemism for the toilet.

Danny Valencia – 3-for-4, 2 runs.  Since he appears in at least every third question in the comments, he’s hitting .325 with seven homers in about a month of games.  Yes, I like that.

Michael Pineda – 3 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 6.92.  Real question:  Did Pineda friend the Stream-o-Nator in a chatroom and bribe him with a relationship to give Pineda favorable scores?  Is the Stream-o-Nator being Catfished?

Nathan Eovaldi – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.71.  His xFIP is way below his ERA (3.37), but so is Pineda’s (3.70), so xFIP is only going to take us so xFIPping far.

Starlin Castro – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer as he continues to bat third, hitting .253.  Quite a gent, Starlin, by why do you think Buffalo Bill removes their skins?  *pull back to reveal a lovely muumuu made of skin*

Brad BoxbergerRays said he will be eased back into the closer role.  Usually a Boxberger moves quickly through a system to its final destination.

Jake Odorizzi – 7 IP, 2 ER, 2 baserunners (1 Hit), 6 Ks, ERA down to 3.36.  I mentioned this the other day with Smyly, comparing him to Teheran.  How they could be solid, but have no hope for wins.  There should a glossary term for pitchers like that, ones with solid peripherals but no chance for wins.  Please suggest in the comments.  By the way, Rudy added tips for glossary term suggestions at the top of our fantasy baseball glossary.

Madison Bumgarner – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.12, and this game came in Coors.  Glad I decided to stop saying Bumgarner would break down because he will never break down.  How many pitchers can go into Coors and do well?  Ten maybe?  So, for the Rockies to challenge for the playoffs without clubbing teams to death like they’re baby seals, they need three to four top ten starters.  Just give up on the humidor; it doesn’t matter.

Johnny Cueto – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.31.  Okay, maybe 12 pitchers.

Denard Span – 3-for-5 and his 2nd homer.  Or three homers for Benard Spevere.

Matt Cain – Hit the Disgraceful List.  I wouldn’t expect him ever to look better again, unless he returns in a DeLorean.

Trevor Story – 1-for-4 and his 14th homer, hitting .270.  When did he get moved down to 7th in the order?  That’s ridiculous.  Gerardo Parra and Mark Reynolds need to be above him?  Well, Clint Hurdle did once manage the Rockies.  Old habits yadda.

Carlos Gonzalez – 2-for-4 and his 8th homer, and 3rd homer in four games.  Someone’s getting a jump on June swoon.

Michael Brantley – No timetable for his return, which is about as bad as news gets for an injured player, especially one returning from a shoulder injury, unless his doctor simply doesn’t know how to work the calendar on his phone, which is unlikely.  If I didn’t have DL room, I could see losing Brantley.

Carlos Santana – 1-for-5 and his 9th homer, hitting .230.  We’re still trying Rob Thomas’s buddy as the leadoff hitter, huh?  Mean’s while, Rajai (2-for-3) bats ninth?  This feels like taking OBP a little too literally.  Like someone asks you to hand them the water, and, instead of passing the jug, you pour water into your hand and attempt to hand it to them.

Mike Napoli – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer.  That’s five homers for every one of his mom’s nipples that we know of.  I’d be surprised if he could get to 14 homers/mother’s nipple, but at this point, it’s within the realm of possibility and I’ll enjoy doing the math.

Jason Kipnis – 2-for-5 and his 7th homer, hitting .275.  His steals the last few years look like this:  31, 30, 22, 12 and 3 so far.  Steals do tend to disappear as a guy gets older, but right now it looks like he’s wearing Sandoval in his pants.

Hyun-soo Kim – 1-for-3 and his 1st career homer.  Unless you count his homers in other countries, but we don’t count those aside from Canada, our upstairs neighbor that wears flannel but is not a lesbian.  Kim is hitting around .400 in the last week and might be a hot schmotato.

Tony Cingrani – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 4th save.  So, I guess he’s the Reds closer.  For the first time I can remember, I didn’t even open another browser tab to see if he was owned in all of my leagues.

Adam Duvall – 1-for-3 and his 11th homer on Saturday.  You looking at the team that picked up Duvall, “Why didn’t I pick him up?  And who am I talking to?  Maybe if I hold a banana like a phone I won’t seem as crazy.”

Ryan Braun – Missed Saturday and Sunday with neck soreness.  Be more appropriate if his name were Ryan Wuss.

Jimmy Nelson – 7 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks vs. the Reds.  I was about to say this was an easy matchup, but he has a 2.89 ERA and the matchups don’t matter, Nelson has been worth owning all year.

Jonathan Villar – 2-for-2, 3 runs, 1 RBI and his 18th steal.  I’m in a weird place on three teams.  I’m in first for steals on all three of them.  Since I don’t buy steals-only guys in drafts, it’s not a place I’m usually at.  It’s no coincidence that I own Villar on all three of those teams.

Hernan Perez – 1-for-3, 1 run, 1 RBI and his 7th steal, hitting over .450 in the last week, and has begun to play every day.  Yes, hot schmotato, but I’d bet he’s more of an NL-Only play.

Erick Aybar – Hit the DL with a bruised foot.  Sounds like nothing until you hear Aybar just bought $300 cowboy boots that he can’t wear now.  Where’s the justice?!

Julio Teheran – 5 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA up to 2.77.  See Odorizzi about ten inches above, or 14 inches if talking to a girl.

Giancarlo Stanton – Has now been out since last Tuesday with side soreness.  I wonder if rubbing something that appears to be lotion on his side would help.  I like to think it will.

Derek Dietrich – 3-for-3, 4 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .325 and hitting over .350 in the last week, though it would be hard for him to be hitting .325 on the year and be hitting much below that in the last week.  Never the hoo!  He’s been hot.

Tom Koehler – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners (5 BBs), 2 Ks vs. the Braves.  Well, for those that streamed him because he had two starts last week, did okay.  Or I guess that’s o-Koehay.  Maybe it’s not that, actually.

Miguel Sano – 1-for-3 and his 11th homer, and a home run for four straight days, and now 10 homers on the year.  He’s still hitting below .240, and I don’t think that’s gonna dramatically change.  Just so Sano.

Joe Mauer – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer, hitting .286.  As bad as Mauer is, he’s been about five times better than Prince Fielder.  Though, technically, Kyle Schwarber has been better than Fielder and he played two games this year.

Eduardo Nunez – 2-for-4, 1 run, and his 9th steal, hitting .338.  Has three homers in the past eight games, and hitting near-.400 in the last week.  You know what I’m sayin’, so go to it.

Glen Perkins – Resumed a throwing program.  He’s still at least a few weeks away, which, as a Kevin Jepsen owner (1 IP, 2 ER yesterday; though really every game), makes my lips straighten horizontal.

Taijuan Walker – 4 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 3.31.  It was not a fun weekend to go against the Twins.  They crushed Miley and F-Her too.  This was the best weekend for Twins since someone decided to cast Schwarzenegger in a comedy.

Robinson Cano – 2-for-4 and his 15th homer.  Uncle, uncle, you win, Cano.  I’m sorry I ever doubted you.

Zack Greinke – 6 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 4.71.  With that kind of start vs. the Padres, he didn’t even receive a Padres post-game congratulatory phone call from Velasquez.

Archie Bradley – 7 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks as he was recalled for Sunday’s start, and to likely take Shelby’s rotation spot for a bit.  Still, I wouldn’t add him in any shallower mixed leagues yet.  His control goes sideways in a big way sometimes, and I don’t mean like Ziegler.

Drew Pomeranz – 5 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 2.48.  The Regression Fairies have plans to go to Vegas to see Elton John, they want to fit in their Speedo by July and they will destroy your ratios.

Dallas Keuchel – 7 IP, 2 ER, 3 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 5.58.  As I’ve been saying, Keuchel is not a 5+ ERA guy, so he will lower his ERA some.  Keuchel is more of a 4-ERA guy, and a guy that sounds like the strengthening of the genitals exercise.  By the by, imagine you were the Dr. Kegel that Kegel exercises were named after.  Talk about something that would come up in every dinner conversation.  I wanna see the Showtime TV show about this guy and his family.

Carlos Correa – 1-for-1, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer, a pinch-hit, game-winner.  Since he didn’t start the game, hopefully there wasn’t too many sonavabenches.

Jose Altuve – 4-for-6, 1 RBI, hitting .323.  In case you’re reading fast, that’s four hits out of six at-bats, he’s not four-six.  He’s a cop, five-oh.

Carlos Gomez – Will be activated on Tuesday.  He’s been straight butter so far this year, if you had high cholesterol and the doctor held up a stick of butter and said, “This will kill you,” but I could see buying Gomez very low right now that maybe he’s built some confidence in the minor leagues and he could have a better rest of the season.  Better, not butter, Doc.

C.J. Wilson – Suffered a setback and sounds like he’s gonna be out a while.  Here’s what Wilson said to doctors, “What do you mean Head & Shoulders can’t help me?”  Then Wilson stared out the doctor’s window to the pouring rain that appeared to him like falling dandruff.

Albert Pujols – 3-for-6, 1 RBI and his 2nd steal, hitting .229.  Okay, he didn’t get to .250 by this Monday, but there’s always next Monday.  Gotta have faith-faith-faith.

Nicholas Tropeano – 5 IP, 4 ER, 12 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.25.  Without looking it up due to laziness, I’m 100% positive the only starts Tropeano hasn’t looked good in are the ones where I streamed him.

Huston Street – Expects to return today.  That’s time and half for the state employees who need to open Street on a holiday.

Tim Lincecum – Will debut for the Angels on June 12th.  In related news, June 12th will be the day when Angels fans say, “Why did we sign Lincecum?”

Troy Tulowitzki – Hit the DL with The Curse of Being Tulowitzki.

Marcus Stroman – 5 1/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA up to 4.46.  He’s not this bad, but, objectively, subjectively, interruptively, I didn’t love Stroman coming into this year, and nothing’s changed.

Jose Bautista – 1-for-6, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting .240, as he continues to leadoff.  Yeah, cause it makes much more sense that Devon Travis (1-for-5) is batting fifth.  Has John Gibbons been reading Clint Hurdle’s autobiography, “It’s Not Me, It’s You Who Thinks Me Is Stupid.”

Kyle Hendricks – 9 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.93.  Is it just me or when you see Hendricks and Baez in the Cubs lineup are you also like, “Joan Baez is playing for the Cubs?  That’s so groovy.”

John Lackey – 7 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.16.  It feels like there’s about five safe starters in the majors (not talking aces), and four of them are on the Cubs.  Is there a twenty-way tie for fifth place?  Cute, Random Italicized Voice.  You like how I styled my hair?  That wasn’t what I meant by cute.  Oh, not Seung Hwan.

Miguel Montero – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Feels like a guy that goes on home run binges, so if I had to guess, I’d say Montero will hit another three homers this week.  Yes, I realize this could cause more catcher questions.

Ben Zobrist – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .351.  I know this isn’t a revolutionary line of thinking, but, when Zobrist is hitting .351, the Cubs are one dangerous team.  For those that found this site by Googling, did the British use a line of dangerous cubs in the Revolutionary War?  They didn’t.  Snopes says so.

Vince Velasquez – 4 2/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 3.63.  Until further notice, he is strictly a homeschooler.  His home ERA is 0.74, road ERA is hideous.

Tommy Joseph – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer.  This comes after he appeared in my Friday Fantasy Baseball Buy/Sell.  Linkbait!

Carlos Rodon – 5 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.24.  Since May 10th, he’s lowered his ERA from 4.99, and has close to a K per inning.  His walks are still a little iffy, but he’s been inching towards respectability.  Why does this matter?  Cause Rodon could be a breakout starter, so he’s definitely worth the cyclops.

Adam Eaton – 3-for-4, 1 RBI, hitting .288.  He’s on pace for 9 HRs and 15 SBs.  He’s been slightly less valuable than Brandon Guyer, Brandon Drury and Jeremy Hazelbaker.  No foolsies.

David Robertson – 2/3 IP, 6 ER.  Kazaam!

Salvador Perez – Will miss 7-10 days after a collision with a Cheslor.  Salvador didn’t see the Cheslor coming around the corner, and dodged to avoid a Land Rover and Aston-Martin.  I don’t own Perez, but let me voice his owners’ frustration, “Oh, just put him on the DL, would ya?”

Lorenzo Cain – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .292.  Started the month of May with 2 HRs hitting .230.  Kudos to you if you bought low.  Yes, Kudos the faux-healthy, chocolate granola bar.

Hyun-Jin Ryu – Suffered a setback, and now an early-June timetable seems impossible.  Ryu sad.

Julio Urias – Optioned back to the minors after a lackluster Friday start.  Could get the call back at any point.  In other words, Urias better sleep with one eye open.

Clayton Kershaw – 7 IP, 2 ER, 3 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 1.56.  He now has 105 Ks on the year, and 5 walks.  If I were drinking right then, I would’ve done a spit take.

Chase Utley – 1-for-5 and two homers (3, 4) on Saturday.  Damn, he should change his name to He Hate Mets.

Kenta Maeda – 5 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.00.  Do Japanese baseball games only go 7 IP?  Why does Maeda only go five innings every start?  Is there a Japanese game show on early and he likes to catch it live?  Does he not have a DVR?  I got questions, y’all!

James Loney – Traded to the Mets to take over first base.  They’re moving from one scrubstitute to a prospblock.

Noah Syndergaard – 2 1/3 IP, 0 ER.  The game of the week, nationally televised, your sport is trying to win new fans, people spend a lot of money to go to games, they can only afford a game or two a year because it’s so expensive, AND YOU KICK OUT THE MAIN ATTRACTION?!  I’m sorry, umpires need to be suspended, fired or castrated.  Release Ramsay Bolton on the umpires!  No, seriously, this is disgraceful.  Imagine a ref would kick Tom Brady out of the game in the first quarter.  Yeah, like that would happen.  You take an 8-year-old to his first game, and only game of the season because it’s $275 all-told, and you kick out his favorite player.  Way to make new fans, douchebags.  Oh, and happy Memorial Day.

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Aaron
Aaron
6 years ago

Hey Grey/Readers-

I am not sure what happened over the last week, but I made a series of terrible trades. Worse than that, I am in first, so there wasn’t any reason for me to really make trades anyway. I’ll list the trades below for y’all to chuckle at, but then maybe y’all might have some advice as to how to recover:

Trade 1: I trade, Beltre, Xander Bogaerts, Cueto. I receive, Mookie Betts, Steve Pearce (is he even an everyday player or just an injury fill in), and Hector Rondon (I need saves, but I”m so far behind in that category I might only make up one or two points by season’s end).

This was just a terrible idea, and as I was going back to cancel it, the other owner accepted it, literally seconds before I pressed cancel. This is a big money league and he’s the commish so there was no way to get him to cancel it. The trade also leaves me with NO 3b.

Trade 2: I trade D. Duffy and receive J. Gallo. I probably did this as a freakout when I realized that I had no 3b. Gallo is promptly demoted. I don’t see where he can play in Texas, especially with the successful Jurickson who may be able to play a utility role upon Odor’s return. Duffy’s not a huge loss and I’m set on Pitching, but still; I just gave up something for nothing.

Trade 3: Still freaking out about 3b, I trade Gerardo Parra for Danny Valencia. Time will tell if I made out on the better end of that one, still waiting for it to go through and have Gordon F’n Beckham filling in, in the meantime.

So, here are the questions:

Would y’all keep Jurickson even after Odor’s return? I have Zach Cozart, Chris Owings and Steve Pearce to play 2b, SS, MI. I also have Reyes (Rockies’ Rocky) coming back very soon.

Is Valencia a suitable everyday 3b, or should I try to upgrade there? Nothing on waivers, hence Gordon Beckham finding his way on my team.

Pitching is a strength, but I have now ONE closer and Hudson (ARI) and Matt Bush (Hou), do you see any scenario where Bush gets a chance to close this year, or is he just too far down on the pecking order?

While I’m lining up questions, my CI is VMart, do y’all see him continuing to hit all year, or would y’all be trying to unload due to a fear of injury?

Aaron
Aaron
Reply to  Aaron
6 years ago

Oh, one more:

Soler, figuring things out, or just a hot week? Not asking you to see the future, just y’all’s opinions.

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Aaron
6 years ago

@Aaron: ask about the trades BEFORE you send offers (or accept them), i have no idea why people do this afterwards (esp if/when they themselves already think they are bad).

Beware the Shit Rope
Beware the Shit Rope
6 years ago

20 team with QS and only 1200 innings max roto. drop anybody (straily maybe) for a.wood, i got kennedy/straily/rodon/chen/shoemaker/porcello, and we have room for 5 RP.

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
6 years ago

10 team h2h OBP limited moves

Duffy was my 2B fill-in for Odor, but it looks like he is day-to-day now after hurting his wrist, so I likely need another 2B replacement for the next 4 days.

Walker – Latos, Gonzalez, @Koehler
Castro – @Happ, @Sanchez, @ Boyd, @ Tillman
Phillips – @ Gray, @ Chatwood, @ Butler, Good
Pearce – @ Gee, @ Duffey, @ Nolasco, @ Hughes
Lawrie – @ Matz, @DeGrom, @ Zimmerman
Travis – Sabathia, Tanaka, @ Price
Schoop – ERod, Kelley, Porcello, Eovaldi
J. Ramirez – Lewis, Hamels, Ventura, Volquez

Ideally I want a guy playing 4 days instead of 3, but right now I’m leaning Walker as he has the best 3 match ups and career numbers against the 3 guys he’s facing.

Thanks!

peacecoast
peacecoast
6 years ago

grey

duvall rocking it dude!

thx for the pickup advice

Brian
Brian
6 years ago

Trade question: My Gerrit Cole for his Charlie Blackmon?

For context, it’s an 8 team NL Only league where OPS replaces BA. We also start 5 outfielders daily.

My outfielders right now are: Kemp, Parra, Duvall, Belt, Inciarte, Melvin Upton, with Drury and Dietrich having OF eligibility, and with David Peralta theoretically coming off the DL next week.

My SPs are: Cole, Jose Fernandez, Velasquez, Lester, and Liriano, with Delscafini and Tyson Ross on the DL.

On the surface, it seems like a no brainer accept, but I’m worried about how thin it leaves my starting pitching staff and I’m not sure I need another outfielder.

Help me — should I pull the trigger?

Jonah
Jonah
6 years ago

12 Team H2H league

Can I drop Dozier for literally anyone else?

Utley, Beckham, Hill, Kendrick, Duffy, Perez

Jonah
Jonah
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

That meh essentially says, “You have to hold Dozier.” Right?

GoJays
GoJays
6 years ago

Thanks again Grey, good stuff! Tricky one for you – I’ve lost Moustakas as my 2nd 3B (we start 2, and I also have Frazier), so I am rolling with Prado until I can find a better replacement. Would you consider trading Ozuna for Kang (only eligible at 3B)? I was considering trading Ozuna for Drury until he cooled off recently, since we also must start a rookie hitter (right now I’m starting Trayce Thompson), and then I can use Drury either at 3B or rookie moving forward.

What do you think of either move? I’m not sure I can realistically contend while starting Prado for any length of time, but I don’t want to make a desperate move mistake.

GoJays
GoJays
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: He’s balking at Ozuna for Kang, but I get the sense he’d consider doing Ozuna for Longoria or Drury. I’m not sure it’s worth giving up Ozuna for Drury but might be for Longoria.

jon a
jon a
6 years ago

Liriano or Devon Travis?

Josh-NYC
Josh-NYC
6 years ago

Hey Grey,

Great write up as always.

Pick 2 of the 3 please: Duvall, Martin, burns

Lineup:
C: Gattis
1B: E5
2B: Schoop
3b: Frazier
SS: Seager
OF: Khris Davis, Marte, Harper
Util: burns, Jupton
Bench: Martin

Thanks! #1

Nightpandas
Nightpandas
6 years ago

Vogt or Molina in an Obp league…

Cruz or Zobrist in Obp league….

jon a
jon a
6 years ago

Dozier for Liriano?

same owner has Kipnis tried for him but he won’t do a 1 for 1.. im loosing the deal but willl Dozier rebound?

jon a
jon a
Reply to  jon a
6 years ago

@jon a:

I currently have Lawrie

jon a
jon a
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey:

Completed the deal I recieved Dozier and a 2nd and sent Liriano and a 3rd…

thanks for the help… hope Dozier picks it up.

Derrick
Derrick
6 years ago

Polanco, Jepsen and Nola for Kenley Jansen and Danny Salazar.

Which side?

Toe Knee Arm Ass
Toe Knee Arm Ass
6 years ago

Harper leaves game right knee injury.

Toe Knee Arm Ass
Toe Knee Arm Ass
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Hbp He stayed in game till it was time to take the field no update yet.

Brett
Brett
6 years ago

12 team 6×6 daily roto league we keep 5. Extra Categories are Holds and OPS

Hitters: Posey, Belt, Russell, Correa, Machado, Kang, Story, Harper, Bryant, J Upton, Mazara, Parra, Mat Adams

Pitchers: J-Fer, Salazar, Matz, Nola, Smyly, Joe Ross, McCullers, Rodon, Taillon, Colome, Dyson, Rondon, Will Harris.

DL: Leonys Martin and Boxberger

Where I am weak in the standings is Avg and steals. Saves I am in 2nd with an 8 save lead over 3rd, but Holds I am 6th but close with three other teams.

2 questions.
1. Would you cut Rodon or Taillon to activate Boxberger or would you keep Boxberger stashed?
2. If you choose to active Boxberger I could put a claim in for Buxton. Would you activate Boxberger and try to cut Adams for Buxton? Based on where I am weak is Buxton a better play over Adams or one of my other hitters?

Brett
Brett
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: I would need to activate box then who would you cut then to activate boxberger taillon or rodon

Cohen
Cohen
6 years ago

Grey , Dietrich or Trayce?

Josh
Josh
6 years ago

Grey – How would you rank the following in a redraft leaugue:
Nola, C-mart, Teheran, Rodon?

Robert
Robert
6 years ago

Do you think Boxberger reclaims the closer role? If so could you rank my closers: Kimbrel, Jeffress, Cishek, Dyson, Boxberger.

Robert
Robert
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: thanks

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
6 years ago

Duvall! Found him down the back of the sofa in the ol’ H2H.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Maybe a few days in Coors will be good for what ails Votto…

Jerry
Jerry
6 years ago

Grey, Khris Davis or Grichuk?

The Talented Mr. Dope Man
The Talented Mr. Dope Man
6 years ago

GREYYYY MASTA

Who do you like more ROS;

Rafael Ortega

Paulo Orlando

Thanks

Knucks
Knucks
Reply to  The Talented Mr. Dope Man
6 years ago

@The Talented Mr. Dope Man: ROS? Let’s start with next 30 days. League must be crazy deep?

The Talented Mr. Dope Man
The Talented Mr. Dope Man
Reply to  Knucks
6 years ago

@Knucks: 12 TM AL only dynasty… Have to trade one to clear a spot for Buxton coming back up to the majors

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  The Talented Mr. Dope Man
6 years ago

@The Talented Mr. Dope Man: ain’t that deep, must be start 3 OF or maybe no util, my 10 team AL only both those gone.

db
db
6 years ago

Duvall question No. 47

Would you drop Maybin or Billy Burns for Duvall?

Adam
Adam
6 years ago

Somehow my dynasty league team with Rizzo, Stanton, Harper, Correa, Upton, and Kershaw is in second to last place and not because of pitching…. I’m so thankful I don’t believe in owning guns…

Crapshoot Kershaw
Crapshoot Kershaw
6 years ago

in NL only, grab j.ram (CIN RP that just relieved cingrani, and probably the 29th j.ramirez in MLB currently) over ohlendorf, or wait. had cingrani earlier, but then it looked like ohlendorf would be closer, during that time somebody else grabbed cingrani. i do already have both jeffress and w.smith, so i’ve got MIL locked down. 10 teamer, so one closer isn’t bad thing really. no holds though here.

Crapshoot Kershaw
Crapshoot Kershaw
6 years ago

burns’ suit or dyson chicken legs to replace dannys antana in OPS and caught stealing 16 teamer, total bases too.

Crapshoot Kershaw
Crapshoot Kershaw
Reply to  Crapshoot Kershaw
6 years ago

@Crapshoot Kershaw: depth charts is showing dyson chicken legs as right side starter, but he’s only started 3 out of last 6 days, although one of those days might’ve been a rainout.

Crapshoot Kershaw
Crapshoot Kershaw
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: what about burns’ suit vs the bourn narcolepsy? or is his playing time not certain enough, as he has been hitting well lately.

Montezuma's Revenge...right now
Montezuma's Revenge...right now
6 years ago

oh shit, that same hamstring (or maybe it was the other one) that made hammel garbage after july (and in july) last year might be back.

Montezuma's Revenge...right now
Montezuma's Revenge...right now
6 years ago

there ya go cingrani play yourself right on out of that job, over to ohlendork.

Primetime
Primetime
6 years ago

C carter or Duvall?

I own belt and shaw now

Brett
Brett
6 years ago

Buxton is returning. What do you expect?

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
6 years ago

I hate Nate Karns. Ran him out there at home against the lightweight Halos and A’s offenses and he was below average to bad.

Worse yet, this does not portend well for my Ian Kennedy spot start tonight. Never fails: when I have the choice of an early spot starter or a later one, and I choose the later one and the early one I passed on does well, my choice gets pummeled. Is there a glossary term for this?

Bad News Sugarbear
Bad News Sugarbear
6 years ago

would you drop either Gausman or Taillon for Kyle Hendricks? 12 team points league, 16pts for a win, bonus for complete games, shutouts.

Jon A
Jon A
6 years ago

JUP or Carlos Rodon

gangreen
gangreen
6 years ago

Should I drop salty or herman for travis darnaud. 16 team rotisserie season long points league

Funscombe
Funscombe
6 years ago

Justin Upton is killing me. How long do I endure this? My league counts batting strikeouts, and I don’t have room on my bench to keep him stashed (picked up Taillon).

I mean at this point I’m better off just leaving my Lf slot open. When are you guys going to cut the line?

Funscombe
Funscombe
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey:
I have Khris Davis in my OF slot so I could pick up any outfielder if I move I’m into uptons slot. Calhoun is free…Guyer?

Funscombe
Funscombe
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: after today, thinking of dumping Tomlin for Calhoun.

Rest of pitching roster is:

Harvey
Wood
Nola
Ross
Roark

Taillon
Carrasco

Figure by the time Carrasco is ready to come off the DL it will be time to dump Upton.

Unless you think Tomlin is worth hanging onto and I should just dump Upton now?

Funscombe
Funscombe
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: thanks grey enjoy the rest of the weekend!

boomer19
boomer19
6 years ago

Was offered Villar, Rendon and Osuna for my Carrasco, Semien and Aaron Sanchez. 5×5 13 team roto legue. What side do you like or is it more of a needs based thing? I need steals but cant afford to lose too much pitching either. Thanks.

Tulowitzki To The Walls
Tulowitzki To The Walls
6 years ago

Room for 1 or 2 WW P pickups, availables: Rodon, Shoemaker, Happ, Ed-Rod, Tomlin, Abad.

Thanks G

KillerB
KillerB
Reply to  Tulowitzki To The Walls
6 years ago
Tulowitzki To The Walls
Tulowitzki To The Walls
Reply to  KillerB
6 years ago

@KillerB: who would be your second? and would it be worth dropping Will Harris for?

Tulowitzki To The Walls
Tulowitzki To The Walls
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Thanks

Tulowitzki To The Walls
Tulowitzki To The Walls
6 years ago

Monica Nowinsky.

Jason Hammel is Billy on the Street Eichner.

deGrom for S Marte?

KillerB
KillerB
6 years ago

Cingrani or Doolittle ROS?

Tom
Tom
6 years ago

Yeah Yahoo screwed me from Saturday going into Sunday. I put in a dollar bid on Solarte and it didn’t go through. After a day passed I used a couple of bucks more of FAAB to make sure I won the bidding. Thanks Yahoo. When are they going to fire that CEO anyways.

Steamin Beamen
Steamin Beamen
6 years ago

Gr~ey,

Which side, trade Grichuk for Votto.

Thanks!

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

Duvall over Khris ROS?

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

Freeman or Votto ROS?

Dirty it's
Dirty it's
6 years ago

Drop Devon Travis for duvall

Whirlaway
Whirlaway
6 years ago

Grey, best two to stash N/A in 20 team, k/9, QS and OPS league?

Urias
Giolito
Bregman
AJ Reed
Severino

Bosox
Bosox
6 years ago

Drop Aaron Sanchez for Carlos Martinez?

BravesfanintheUK
BravesfanintheUK
6 years ago

You’re back! Happy Monday and thanks as always.

AJ Reed – he continues to occupy my thin 2 man bench meaning J Upton is in my line up every day…

Do you think Reed is coming up any time soon? Or should i replace him with Kim or Markakis or any other OBP machine to bench Justin. Happy to hold Reed if the wait isn’t too long..

14 team roto with OBP. Top in steals, OBP my worst cat.

Thanks!

Knucks
Knucks
6 years ago

Suprised no chatter of the yahoo fail yesterday from anyone.

The programmers over at yahoo had a few too many pale ales at Saturday’s yahoo picnic. Don’t know if anyone else had any weird waiver issues. Didn’t seem to affect my leagues too much, but I’d imagine if ESPN pulled that it would have affected many RCL leaguers.

Knucks
Knucks
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: no saturday stats showed up so it was a prob for people planning matchups for h2h and streaming in that situation. The stats issue for Saturday game was resolved around 1ish (maybe earlier).

For me I had a zero dollar bid on Jose Ramirez Saturday night cause because all of our pools is on over night waivers. Waivers did not run. Around 3pm on Sunday yahoo tweeted out that it’d be a prob to run them now because it would affect too much. So they waited until Monday morning to run waivers. I placed a $1 on Ramirez and got him. But two other people placed zero dollar bids for him. I’m curious to know if they had bids in for him on Saturday night like I did… Anyways, this was just my example. It could have affected every competitive yahoo league that relies on waivers in some way.

Knucks
Knucks
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: I should have mentioned these are all EST times. Still ridiculous about waivers though. Was suprised to not hear much of an uproar in the fantasy community

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Knucks
6 years ago

@Knucks: my thing wasn’t about that, but they still don’t have swihart with OF/LF even though if you check it showed him at -2 (is now -3) for games played to get OF/LF, other than that scout thing you guys are on yahoo’s biggest joke there is. last year the first 3 days of hockey season you couldn’t slot NA or IR/IR+ players.

Dnut Eastwood
6 years ago

I was offered Pomeranz for Lindor. Would anyone even consider this.. I do have Trea Turner stashed should I look for a more proven Pitcher id I do trade LIndor. What Tier picher would you trade Lindor for Grey

Knucks
Knucks
Reply to  Dnut Eastwood
6 years ago

@Dnut Eastwood: I’d decline and offer turner for pomeranz

Dnut Eastwood
Reply to  Knucks
6 years ago

@Knucks: what about Odor for Pomeranz

lost..
lost..
6 years ago

Got offered harvey for lindor.. thoughts?

Knucks
Knucks
6 years ago

Oligatory eff Clint Hurdle post, that jagbag

Need a polanco nickname. Either way, eff you Clint!!

ebudz
ebudz
6 years ago

10 team (3 keeper) ESPN H2H Points

Hitter Scoring: HIT (+1), RUN (+1), RBI (+1), 2B (+1), 3B (+2), HR (+3), BB (+1) SB (+1)
Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), HOLD (+1), ER (-2), HIT (-1), NH (+10) PF (+15)

(1) C: Posey
(1) 1B: Abreu
(1) 2B: Panik
(1) SS: Correa
(1) 3B: Seager
(3) OF: Trout, J.D. Martinez, J. Upton
(1) UT: Polanco
Bench: (Odor)

Okay Grey so someone dude wants my Posey! He’s said he’s willing to give me Franco for Posey straight up or throw in Salvador Perez since he doesn’t want me to not have a catcher.

Available pitching in my league looks like this and is ranked by most points; McCann, Castro, Y. Gomes, Herrmann, Salty, Norris, Grandal, Ianetta, R. Martin, d’Arnaud* and Gattis who isn’t Catcher eligibile yet.

His team looks like this:
(1) C: Perez
(1) 1B: C. Davis
(1) 2B: N. Walker
(1) SS: Xander
(1) 3B: Donaldson
(3) OF: Jones, Fowler, Piscotty
(1) UT: Franco

Should I trade away Posey and what offer is worth countering back with? Who is worth trading for on his team? Should I package Posey and Abreu and go for Davis? Then stream catchers until Gattis becomes eligibile? Or hold?

ebudz
ebudz
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Cool thanks! Do you think I could get a better return on Posey going forward? I’m thinking I should try to trade him once Gattis becomes eligibile?

Knucks
Knucks
6 years ago

Foltyniewvizck

Hit hard @NYM and @PIT

But other than, been fairly useable. Anything to see here? In a league that uses QS over W’s (12 teams/redraft). Have an open streamer spot for an arm right now. Either add Abad to spec on saves or Folty to see if he can be useful moving forward. No needs right now.

Knucks
Knucks
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: perfect! Thanks coach

Donnie
Donnie
6 years ago

Sorry for all the posts … Final question…. Samardzia or Nola?

Nightmare
Nightmare
6 years ago

Sup Greylord. Hope u had a good weekend. Great write up today. 12 team H2H points

Pretty sure it’s a no brainer but my rendon/C-Mart for his cueto/Travis

Shin-Soo Choo Choo
Shin-Soo Choo Choo
6 years ago

10 team 5×5 roto with LF/CF/RF positions.

I’ve got Schoop as my sole 2B and Hosmer as one of 3 eligible 1Bs.

I offered Fielder for Odor, he countered Odor for my Piscotty, who has 1B/LF/RF.

Piscotty is a bench player with Marte and Polanco as my regular LF and RF respectively.

Go for it or hold?

Thanks in advance.

Donnie
Donnie
6 years ago

How would you rank the following

Kluber
samardzia
Nola
Darvish
Price
Wright

Jon A
Jon A
6 years ago

JUp, Castellanos and Street for Springer?

Have Dyson and Robertson at closer.. and i’m sure Castellanos comes down to earth soon.

Kal
Kal
6 years ago

12 team dynasty – Odorizzi for Daniel Murphy? Which side do you prefer?

ohbilly2134
ohbilly2134
6 years ago

Another glossary suggestion off the heels of “Win Chill Factor”:

HoodWINked

ohbilly2134
ohbilly2134
Reply to  ohbilly2134
6 years ago

@ohbilly2134:

**”coming on the heels of..”

ohbilly2134
ohbilly2134
6 years ago

Another glossary suggestion off the heels of “Win Chill Factor”:

HookWINked

letsgobravos
letsgobravos
6 years ago

Harvey with a great start. On my bench of course, but still good to see signs of life from him.

True and Correct
True and Correct
6 years ago

Sat Harvey on all but 1 of my teams. Guess I was too cautious. Looks like the Dark Knight again.

Scott
Scott
6 years ago

Second DL question (different league…this one is a dynasty league)

Who to drop to activate Gomez? Prince Fielder, Chris Carter, Khris Davis, Elvis Andrus, Junior Guerra or Ryan Madson?

otisNixonLovesRainesRocks
otisNixonLovesRainesRocks
6 years ago

Shalom @grey

SO I have no clue what shamen mystical latkah powers I used (other than abusing a Jays fan from my house in Montreal) but I have two offers on the table in a keeper league.
3 year keeper no $$ involved can keep players for 3 years.

My Devon Travis/Saunders/Steven “I have a pony” Wright
For his
Joey Votto/J-Up(seriously though can both uptowns be hot at once?)/my choice of Russell Martin or Kevin Pillar.

I know I need to take the deal…Wright? I mean…correct? clearly…..deadpan.

The question is I have Cervelli as my catcher now and can’t decide if losing the upside of Pillar to cover my Saunders loss (I do want a part of the jays offense) is worth it to grab the sleeping Russell Martin? Wow…just realized how canadian this deal is eh….now be polite and answer please. Please pretty please with Canadian bacon and maple syrup on top!!

Martin or Pillar?

otisNixonLovesRainesRocks
otisNixonLovesRainesRocks
Reply to  otisNixonLovesRainesRocks
6 years ago

@otisNixonLovesRainesRocks:

@grey

Forgot to mention Votto and Upton are both non keeper options as they expire this year…which is slightly irrelevant as the odds of me having kept travis or saunders are about equal to Matt Adams not busting his belt on a swing by the time he is Panda’s age.

That said…the world needs a buddy cop film starring adams and panda.

just me making the world a better place.

Scott
Scott
6 years ago

Got Boxburger coming off DL, any of these guys worth dropping to activate him or should I just drop Box?

Taijuan Walker, Luke Gregerson, Jake Odorizzi, Vince Velasquez, Tanner Roark, Carlos Rodon

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Scott
6 years ago

I’m thinking Gregerson

otisNixonLovesRainesRocks
otisNixonLovesRainesRocks
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
6 years ago

@Scott Kimmel:
Drop box or gregerson.
equally risky and for some reason houston seems to be masochistic and love rolling out lesser options to close games.
Closer roulette.

Jason
Jason
6 years ago

Would you trade Chris Davis and Nola for Darvish and Belt? I also have the option of Kluber instead of yu. Yu like yu over kluber?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
6 years ago

Grey,

Would you do this trade:

I give up: COrrea and Quintana
I get: Miggy and Thor

I would still have Machado to play SS

otisNixonLovesRainesRocks
otisNixonLovesRainesRocks
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
6 years ago

@Scott Kimmel: YA don’t need grey here

Click accept….before the bath salts wear off

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  otisNixonLovesRainesRocks
6 years ago

I offered it and he turned it down

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
6 years ago

Grey he offered me this now:

I give correa and Quintana for Miggy and either Walker or Grienke. I told him if he wants correa he needs to put Thor in deal which he wont do. SO i g uess no deal is happening now.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
6 years ago

Grey

he just came back with a final offer with him giving up Miggy and I give up COrrea. Yea or nay?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
6 years ago

Grey,

Never mind Grey. I turned it down.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
6 years ago

Grey,

Never mind Grey. I turned it down. Still trying to offer Correa for thor

jaw
jaw
6 years ago

drop one of lawrie, suarez, or semien for dozier? 12 team 5×5 h2h redraft

John
John
6 years ago

Need a reality check! To great Razzball applause, I was able to trade Archer for J Up two weeks ago. Neither has been good but J Up has been downright awful. Now I am being offered Freeman for CMart. Usually I take the struggling bat versus the struggling arm (shoulder) but I am a bit spooked given my last deal. thoughts in a 12 teamer as to which side you would take?

True and Correct
True and Correct
6 years ago

This week- Points- JD Martinez v. Cain ? Thanks again. Seems like a flip of the coin. Razz ball hitter projections gove a slight edge to JDM.

Chris
Chris
6 years ago

Hello Gray,

Couple of questions to see if I can save my team. Currently 10th out of 12 teams. H2H League.

Trade Sony Gray and Stanton for Velasquez or Steve Wright and McCutchen?

Trade Justin Upton for Fowler?

Do both trades? Only one?

Current Team:
Salvador Peres, Edwin, Rendon, Castro, Arenado, Stanton, Kemp, Odusbel Herrera, Upton, Mazara.

Arrieta, Salazar, Quintana, Maeda, Rodon Ventura, Wade Miley, Junio Guerra, Rodney, Cishek, GRay (DL), Severino (DL).

3 keeper league.

Thanks for your input.

TonyDell
TonyDell
6 years ago

Hey Grey, Carlos Gomez or Upton, Jr. ROS? Thanks

Bill Lumbergh
Bill Lumbergh
6 years ago

@Grey: I believe the term you’re looking for is: Winsectomized = While they can still perform like a stud, the results of their strong perfromances are fruitless. Pitchers getting traded to the Braves receive a Winsectomy.

Wake Up
6 years ago

Great point about Thor…umps need for the spotlight lately is ridiculous!

The best ones go unnoticed…nobody paid to see the ump…keep your mask on and shutup!

Hopefully some took advantage of Hendrick’s start and saw my note…

DonnieB
DonnieB
6 years ago

Lawrie,Semien or Turner as MI for ROS? Is it close enough that one shines over others in a keeper league? Thanks and Happy Memorial Day.

MyHerreraBurns
MyHerreraBurns
6 years ago

A. Gonzalez was a sell, would Nola or T Walker be enough for him? Points league. I need some pitching.

Mrs.Featherbottom
Mrs.Featherbottom
6 years ago

Harvey just hit 99.

Ante GALIC
Ante GALIC
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Mind you, Quintana has 4Ks through just 2 INN! Gonna be a pitcher’s duel. Btw, loved the garden photo Mrs. Featherbottom!

Cheers,
Ante

Mrs.Featherbottom
Mrs.Featherbottom
Reply to  Ante GALIC
6 years ago

@Ante GALIC: Thanks! If you aren’t growing food, then you aint a gangster.

Ace of Spades
Ace of Spades
6 years ago

Rest of season order of preference…thanks in advance and have a happy Memorial day

J Nicasio, M Shoemaker, M Pineda, Y Ventura, A Conley

Nightpandas
Nightpandas
6 years ago

Braun Cruz Pujols for Goldy Ellsbury?

No win but good peripherals : Quality Shart

Illuminatty
Illuminatty
6 years ago

Hey Gray,

Which side of this trade do you like better? JD Martinez / Freeman or Rizzo/ Adam Jones in a h2h points league. Thanks

MicrowaveArson
MicrowaveArson
6 years ago

Do you still see Trumbo as a sell? 2 Homer weekend, AVG back up to 293. Obviously some regressions coming from his April pace but he seems like he can stay a good source of power all year.

Enrique
6 years ago

Grey or anyone else: This question is a little, um, involved. But I’d appreciate any advice!

I’ve got waaay too many OF in a roto league with three OF slots and one UTIL spot. I’d usually roster 5 or 6 OF but instead I have 8! The roster is:

Polanco
Khris Davis
Belt
Grichuck
Saunders
Joc Pederson
Heyward
Valencia/Sano (they count as one since one needs to play 3B)

With that many roster spots used up, I’m short at SP and falling behind in innings, Ws, Ks, and short a closer and falling behind in saves.

The question: Is there one of these guys who I should drop for a streamer slot or an SP like Guerra, Kazmir, Porcello, or Eovaldi, …. or for an RP who might inherit the closer role, like Doolittle, Abad, Will Smith, May, or Strickland?

Or should I try to trade one or two for a SP or RP? And what level could I shoot for?

Many thanks, everyone!