Since there were no games this week and players haven’t been able to get hot or cold or humid, this Buy/Sell is going to be slightly different.  This Buy/Sell includes some players that are owned in more than 50% of leagues.  Okay, that’s not different for the Sells, but it does change the Buys.  The other day on our podcast I was asked by JB, “What is the USA Today?”  Because JB was born in the 2000s.  But I was also asked by him who is my biggest buy of the 2nd half.  For that I said, “Um, well, I have to say, actually, actually, actually, my biggest buy is, uh, um, hmm.”  Spit it out, Grey!  You know how your own voice sounds weird?  I wonder if that holds up for the Movie Trailer Guy.  Any the hoo!  My biggest buy was Adrian Beltre.  For s’s and g’s, I looked at Beltre’s 2nd half from last year, it wasn’t great — six homers, zero steals, .308.  Last year, he had 19 homers for the full season and he has 7 homers right now.  So, I don’t think the power is going to come roaring back like he’s Mickey Maris in 1927 with Barry Bonds’s personal trainer.  In my top 100 for the 2nd half of 2015 fantasy baseball (say that fast 117 times!), I gave Beltre 11 homers.  That feels optimistic, but doable.  His fly balls are more or less fine from last year, but he’s getting unlucky with his HRs per fly balls even though his home run distance isn’t terrible.  He’s also been crazy unlucky with his BABIP.  It’s sitting at .263, which would be his lowest since 2003.  Basically, he’s hitting a line drive to the gap and a squirrel is grabbing it, flipping it to an outfielder and Beltre’s being called out because the ball never touched the ground.  If I were struggling at corner and need to take a gamble, I’d trade for Beltre and watch the good times Esther Rolle!  Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Carlos Santana – I’m harping like your dead guinea pig on a harp in heaven about Santana having a better 2nd half, but I was doing the same thing last year too, and he did bounce back to have a nice 2nd half.  By the by, your dead guinea pig is doing well and says hello.  I must end this seance now.

Carlos Gomez – As I said in the top 100 for the 2nd half, I’m likely just saying Gomez can be better because of what he’s done in past years vs. what he’s done this year.  If there’s one guy I could see getting traded and being huge for six weeks on a new team, it’s Gomez.  I mean in real baseball.  If he’s traded to your fantasy team, I hope he goes on a six-week tear, but Gomez likely won’t know about the trade.  Unless you’re standing outside his house with a fantasy team jersey.

Jose Abreu – This is strictly a Rest of the Season Player Rater buy.  The ROS PR is produced by using Steamer’s projections which are routinely considered the best in the business, so it likely knows more than us, but I honestly don’t trust Abreu for a bounce back.  So it’s your call:  human with a glorious mustache or a machine?

Billy Hamilton – More on Hamilton below.  I promise.

Ken Giles – Last year around this time, I said Papelbon is rumored to be traded at any moment, so grab Giles, and here we are a year later talking the same jizzazz (hmm, that word looks weird).

Jeremy Jeffress – I almost called him Jeffrey Jermess.  I am silly!  (And dopey.)  Do you know what they call a Jewish American Princess who is a germaphobe?  A Jermess.

Jim Johnson – Welcome to the big time, Johnson!  Which is something I’ve never heard before.

Arodys Vizcaino – There’s rumors that Johnson might be traded, so Vizcaino is likely the handcuff.  The Braves trading their closer makes sense, but David Aardsma could also sneak into the closer role, so it’s far from a clear picture and likely shouldn’t be posted on Instagram.

Jason Motte – Oh, man, you guys have the reaction time of Brad Pitt in True Romance.  Motte’s getting saves, people!

Ervin Santana – This is more of a Stream-o-Nator pick for his next start.  You know the Stream-o-Nator, it’s the designated driver for the Hitter-Tron, when Tron overdoes it on motor oil and starts running around naked in a junkyard.

Andrew Heaney – I keep talking about how much I like Heaney, but how he could get bumped from the rotation when Weaver returns.  Well, checkmate (not using that right)!  Reports are saying Shoemaker could be bumped instead, so I’d grab Heaney.

Aaron Nola – I already stashed Nola in one deep league (though, honestly, I drafted him in March and have had him all year).  Not totally sure why the Phils haven’t called him up yet, but, knowing the Phils, they prolly think they traded Nola away years ago.  What makes Nola attractive is his high cheekbones, and his great control.  He looks capable of a very low 2 BB/9, which means if he gets hit in the majors, the damage will likely be contained.  The excellent news is he can touch 96 MPH on his fastball.  Since he pitches in the NL East, he’ll be an add in every league once he’s called up, so if you want to get a jump on your leaguemates, grab him now.

Kyle SchwarberMiguel Montero jammed his thumb and is out six weeks.  Reminds me of the time Marion Barry jammed his thumb on a crack pipe and screamed bloody murder.  Or maybe I’m thinking of my maw-maw’s marionberry jam.  Tomato-tah-moo-toe!  Schwarber was called up and is ready to do damage like every Schwarber in the world that isn’t a pharmacist (none).  If you need me to explain who Schwarber is, then I have a question for you, how much do you spend on electricity to light under that rock where you live?  Prospect Mike just ranked Schwarber on his top 50 prospects list-a-ma-whosie and Schwarber has a chance to be the biggest call-up left this year for redrafts and I would grab him in every league and this is the world’s longest sentence, congratulate me.

C.J. Cron – I drafted Cron on multiple teams and he was my last round pick that I thought could’ve hit 30 homers.  Think a very cheap Brandon Moss.  Call him Cheap Moss.  Unfortch, things happened to Cron, namely The Sciosciapath, but he’s back and hitting (and playing for now).

Rob Refsnyder – Just went over my Rob Refsnyder fantasy.  Are you my brother Rob or Disco Bob?!  (Five over-the-internet dollars if you get that reference.)

Rougned Odor – I can’t tell yet if I love, hate or am indifferent on Odor, making him baking soda.  He has great speed (27 steals in the minors one year), but hasn’t shown an ounce of that.  He’s had good power in the minors (10 homers one year), but not a ton of that either.  I’m willing to grab him, but I’m still on the fence.

Brad Miller – He’s on pace for a 15/15 season and a sleeper post from me next year and you throwing tomatoes at your computer screen.

Jarrod DysonSAGNOF!  That link there, click it.  It’s not a link to the glossary term.  It’s to a picture of frequent commenter, Jacques Jones’s hand.  Why link to a picture of a reader’s hand?  Well, because he got a SAGNOF tattoo!  What?!  Seriously, if you think you’re a hardcore Razzball reader, you’re not because Jacques just turned hardcore up to eleven.  To top Jacques, you need to now get a SAGNOF tramp stamp or face tattoo.  Nothing else will be accepted.

Khris Davis – I just went over my Khris Davis fantasy.  I wrote it in 8-point font, then put it under water to expand the letters.

Marlon Byrd – Just look at his stats vs. Trumbo.  Byrd vs. Yelich.  Byrd vs. Magic.

SELL

Billy Hamilton – Okay, Imma let you finish, but you have Billy H.A.M.-a-steal as a Buy and Sell.  Good joke, Grey, but I’m not laughing very much.  Yeah, I know I put Hamilton as both a Buy and a Sell.  I did that to show that a lot of trades are needs-based at this point.  Do you needs yourself some steals?  Then buy him!  Do you not needs no steals or grammar books?  Then sell him!  If I could gain three or more points in steals without losing points in power, I’d make some pretty ridiculous trades to acquire Hamilton.

Michael Brantley – This sell depends on needs too, but if you need something besides batting average, runs and RBIs, and something hardcore like HRs and SBs, then I would sell Brantley.  I wouldn’t sell low.  I don’t think he’s bad, I just don’t think he’s that good either.  Fine looking landscaping, Grey, I love those hedges!

Evan Longoria – I should preface this by saying I would sell Longoria if I could find someone to actually pay a decent price for him.  Doode’s career power trajectory looks like David Wright, but at least he provided 15 steals.

Kyle Seager – I was trying to squeeze Seager into my top 100 for the 2nd half, then I was like, “Grey, you’re handsome, smart and other words for those two traits.  You’ll find a way to squeeze in Seager if you really think he belongs.  Also, what are we having for lunch?”  At the end of the day, that day specifically, I decided Seager didn’t offer that much upside to warrant inclusion in the top 100, and his batted ball profile suggests he might not be more than a 8-homer, .260 2nd half hitter, which could be more or less Plouffe.  That’s right, a Plouffe comparison.  Ouch.

Zack Greinke – Sure, sure, sure, sure, sure, sure, he won’t have a 1.39 ERA all year as he does right now.  Don’t need a bachelor’s from the Fantasy Baseball College of Charleston to know that, though it doesn’t hurt for the ol’ resume.  You can be Daniel Holden, fresh out of jail, and know that.  (By the way, Rectify might be the best TV show on right now.)  I’m not just talking about Greinke’s ERA.  His K/9 is 7.7.  That’s decent…for a number three fantasy starter.  A.J. Burnett or Greinke?  Well, Greinke, but they’re really not very far apart.  Right now, Greinke has the 40th best K-rate around that of C.J. Wilson and Hellickson.  Gio Gonzalez or Greinke?  Again, Greinke, but they could be relatively the same difference in the 2nd half.  I’m not saying sell Greinke for a t-shirt that says, “I’m a Glambert,” with Adam Lambert’s face on it, but I’d explore options.

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Me
Me
6 years ago

Hi Grey,
Now that we have a (kind of) return date for rendon, does it change his ranking at all?

Also, Rendon and Bauer or Joc Pederson?

Thanks for doing GOOD work.

Mike
Mike
6 years ago

chavez over ray and nola?

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
6 years ago

that shit stain Heyward
batting .351 3HR 6 steals
since I dumped him last month
haha

Ddddy
Ddddy
6 years ago

Drop any of these guys to add fiers, juungman, nola.
Hendricks, walker, chavez

Mb
Mb
6 years ago

What do you think of nola. The same level as Wisler or closer to a mcullers?

Bob
Bob
6 years ago

Thanks for the feedback on dropping Walker for Jaime Garcia when he comes off the DL.

Guy in my league just dropped Tyson Ross. Thinking of picking him or Erasmo Ramirez up. You like either of them better than Kyle Hendrick, Phil Hughes, or Hisashi Iwakuma?

Moscowitz
Moscowitz
6 years ago

Now tell me who did you guys drop for Refsnyder a few days ago?

Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season
Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season
Reply to  Moscowitz
6 years ago

@Moscowitz: nobody good.

Los putos
Los putos
6 years ago

Yanks activated Beltran. Refsnyder sent down.

Onemoretime
6 years ago

Upton looks (at least the box score) pretty dreadful.im slightly worried.

A lock for the playoffs which is over a month away, and playing in a keeper league…

Would you deal a $22upton/ $10 sano/ $10 Matz or McCullers for a $10 scherzer and unkeepable jay Bruce/Albert pujols/ billy Hamilton?

Thanks have a great day!

Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: he steals now again too, after at least 2 years of just quitting on doing that.

Bob
Bob
6 years ago

Jaime Garcia is expected to come off the DL next week ended. Would you drop any of these guys to activate him? Or do I drop Garcia instead?

Iwakuma
Hendricks
Hughes
Walker

Clyde Prompto
Clyde Prompto
6 years ago

On a scale of 1(negligible) to 5(massive), how big an upgrade is it from Eovaldi to Odorizzi? 10 team AL-Only league with limited roster moves.

Clyde Prompto
Clyde Prompto
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Thanks!

Nightpandas
Nightpandas
6 years ago

Morning,

Stick it out with Castellanos or switch to Plouffe? Limited moves…waiting on Miggy

Mb
Mb
6 years ago

Cron, Khris Davis, deshields, souza, choo, Dyson

Need to drop 3 of them for pitching

Khris Davis is a 4th of but hit a bomb yesterday. Choo is projected to have a good Monday and Tuesday @rockies. Souza was hitting like shit before his injury. Cron gets Minnesota and Texas next week. Dyson and deshields give me good speed.

Other outfielders are upton, yelich, bruce, soler

Mello Yello
Mello Yello
6 years ago

And while I’m at it, knowing I have a top 25 keeper in Correa on my squad (believe that) Playlist Time!

Playlist Of The Week (The Aaron Nola is going to be Steven Matz good or else I might be in trouble edition)

1. Vicarious – Tool
2. The National Anthem – Radiohead
3. Red Light Indicates Doors Are Secure – Arctic Monkeys
4. Betta Listen – De La Soul
5. Rite Where You Stand – Gangstarr f/ Jadakiss

Mello Yello
Mello Yello
6 years ago

CORREA BOMB!!! Ah just pass the peas ah just pass the hit me!!

Reid
Reid
6 years ago

Who do you like more ROS? Pillar or Souza? Have Soler, JD, and Maybin as well. 11 team keeper. Would’ve dropped Soler in a redraft but think his long-term upside is too great to let go of in a keeper one.

Thanks!

Mello Yello
Mello Yello
Reply to  Reid
6 years ago

@Reid: Souza..Because unfortunately web gems don’t count for shit…unless someone starts a league that does that…which I’ve wanted for literally ten years

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
6 years ago

6×6 10 team dynasty. W/OBP and holds. $260 salary cap at auction. Next years prices listed.

Stanton (30) Cole (18) for Kershaw (33) and Rizzo (22). which side?

ProfessorX
ProfessorX
6 years ago

I’ve been offered Cargo and Rosenthal for Blackmon. I have a 5.5 in saves in a standard 5×5 roto league, so this could really help. Should I take it?

Professor X
Professor X
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Thanks. Forgot to mention I’m in first place, and other OFs are JD, Betts, Heyward, Moss, Khris, Avisail. Are you worried about Rosenthal’s soreness? I could probably also get Miller, K Rod, Street or Motte from the guy instead.

Brett
Brett
6 years ago

Need speed and holds

Can you rank between odor and deshields.

Also what do you expect from walden when he returns? Is he worth holding on to?

Alan
Alan
6 years ago

Hello, do I want Springer, Syndergaard or Carrasco going forward? 7×7 obp slg, 10 hitters, 1350 inn limit

herschel
herschel
6 years ago

@Grey: weekly root redraft. drop one of peavy, volquez or a wood?

herschel
herschel
6 years ago

@Grey: weekly root redraft. need avg, runs, abs. drop one of melky, tomas or peralta?

thanks.

Wilson
Wilson
6 years ago

Dickerson seems coming back.
Dickerson over Soler / K Davis if he is healthy ?

J-FOH
6 years ago

Did you buy the inter-faith family christmas decorations?

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

@Grey: Fo realziess, I havent watched anything else on TV today. I have been working on tomorrows post with shark tank on all day

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

@Grey: back to the reality show gallows of shame.

I had a hard time NOT writing tomorrows opening paragraph about shark tank, okay maybe, I still havent wrote the opener yet. selecting a creeper is like being a shark. Ooh, I have a new idea for next year. We get 3 to 4 writers each week, doesnt always have to be the same, and each one choose a creeper of the week and makes their one paragraph case. We combine each paragraph into one post. Maybe some pick the same player, maybe they are all different, it makes the sell to the readers even better.

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

@Grey: thats fine by me, I got dibs on Mr. Wonderful

nick the dick
nick the dick
Reply to  J-FOH
6 years ago

@Grey: @J-FOH: you know who I am…

nick the dick
nick the dick
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: was thinking Herjavec but I can see that..

nick the dick
nick the dick
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: my waspy good looks and relatable temperament. Which is translated from my autocorrect saying my wifes pussy good looks

nick the dick
nick the dick
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: my talk to text has a potty mouth

J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: It’s in the lede tomorrow

nick the dick
nick the dick
Reply to  J-FOH
6 years ago

@J-FOH: Hey there Mr. Wonderful, can’t believe you haven’t watched Shark Tank before, it’s right up your alley. Basic format, Cuban only buys if he can sell the item at Maverick’s games, Lori, who I want to sit on my face, if she can sell it on QVC, FUBU guy if you’re black or it’s a clothing idea, and Kevin only if he can turn it into a royalty deal. Everyone else kinda spreads it around. Classic binge-watch show.

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  nick the dick
6 years ago

@nick the dick: I dont like your simple analysis of the sharks. How dare you low ball Kevin and is awesome attitude. That guy is the dick you want to be.

nick the dick
nick the dick
Reply to  J-FOH
6 years ago

@J-FOH: Simple, yet accurate. I love Kevin, I called you Mr. Wonderful! I keeps it real!

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
Reply to  nick the dick
6 years ago

@nick the dick: Jack, full of wonderful……?

J-FOH
Reply to  The Great Knoche
6 years ago

@The Great Knoche: thats what the ladies call me

nick the dick
nick the dick
Reply to  The Great Knoche
6 years ago

@The Great Knoche: Zzzzzactly

J-FOH
Reply to  nick the dick
6 years ago

@nick the dick: that makes you guys my ladies

nick the dick
nick the dick
Reply to  J-FOH
6 years ago

@J-FOH: I’m your Brucille Jender

J-FOH
Reply to  J-FOH
6 years ago

you officially made it weird

Wilson
Wilson
6 years ago

Starter question , pick best two starters everyday , thanks
7/19
Cashner vs XOL Kendrick ($23.1)
Chavez vs MIN Malone (SON$16.2)
Verlander vs BAL Gonzalez ($14.5)
Miller vs CHN Arrieta ($10.7)

7/20
Gio vs NYM Harvey ($12.6)
R De La Rusa vs MIA Phlps ($12.1)
Heston vs SD Kennedy ($7.2)
Kennedy vs SF Heston ($4)
Walker vs DET Simon ($3.7)

7/21
Hammel vs CIN Iglelias ($10.5)
Shoemaker vs MIN Gibson ($10)
Hellickerson vs MIA Latos ($7.6)
Nola vs TB Karns ($6.7)
Chen vs NYY Eovaldi ($3.5)

Dommattingly
Dommattingly
6 years ago

Drop Fister for Brett Anderson?

Slimbo
Slimbo
6 years ago

What’s up buddy…sitting with my buddy at the cottage talking baseball….question for ya

8 team kepper with 14 keepers…
Have Reyes as my starting SS and Russell as my backup

Don’t think I can keep Russell…would you give him up for a 1st round pick and jp Crawford? Also get to keep 2 na guys

Thanks man

Bustered Posey
Bustered Posey
6 years ago

getting carlos gonzales for zach britton
would your drop
delino deshields
cesar hernandez or
jarred dyson in a 10 tm 5×5 h2h league

Buckler
Buckler
6 years ago

Right now I have Belt and Mooreland platooning at 1B, but also have Santana who is 1B eligible too. Would you trade Glenn Perkins for Sano straight up?

Pitching Fiasco
Pitching Fiasco
6 years ago

Who do you like ROS, Bauer or Cody Anderson? Anderson has looked great but he’s gotta regress, right?

And, either of these guys are streamers, not everyday guys, right?

Mikes
Mikes
6 years ago

Khris Davis against liriano $14.6 or cron against porcello $. 6

J-FOH
J-FOH
6 years ago

Does Cuban ever say yes?

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

@Grey: Im watching random ones on-demand and he hasnt said yes to one in any episode. Wahts with the people that walk with nothing after multiple offers. Those dudes from Nepal and their dog treats, if you remember them, what f**king morons.

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

@Grey: the floating drink holder is on right now. “You went to a trade show and didn’t take any order forms?”

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

@Grey: I loved the promotional item idea with it. Who wouldn’t love getting that in their swag bag

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

@Grey: the razzball floating drink holder for the player that comes out of the basement and gets bathed by his mother

I want the ULaces!

J-FOH
Reply to  J-FOH
6 years ago

why did I think of Carty when you said that?

Bustered Posey
Bustered Posey
6 years ago

Hey there trying to get some more power and bolster pitching for playoffs and i have tons of sbs to burn (hamilton,deshields, cesar hernandez, j. dyson). Would you trade away Arenado/Burns/Springer for Dozier/J Bautista/ C Martinez?
Your guys are the best, thanks for the site and all the feedback.

Bustered Posey
Bustered Posey
Reply to  Bustered Posey
6 years ago

@Bustered Posey: 10 team 5X5 H2h no keeper no redraft

Bustered Posey
Bustered Posey
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Dont hate it either? Do you think arenado can keep this pace up? Ive been trying to see what he can get because he value is so high right now.

Dior
Dior
6 years ago

Drop any of these guys to pick Souza back up
Cron,Khris Davis,choo,deshields,

Jesse Chavez or Robbie Ray

Dior
Dior
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: so if I drop Davis for Souza who do I drop for Chavez?

AJ
AJ
6 years ago

Hey Grey what side you like ? Reyes /Puig/ Carlos Martinez or Price/Kemp, redraft thanks!

Fawn
Fawn
6 years ago

Start cron vs porcello or soler vs banuelos

JoeG414
JoeG414
6 years ago

Smoak or Colabello in a daily mixed roto ?

JoeG414
JoeG414
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Thanks, but picked up Smoak for today as Cola and A.Garcia is sitting.
Cola or Polanco ?

Buge Hoobs
Buge Hoobs
6 years ago

In a weekly, would you roll the dice that Souza comes off the DL tuesday and start him over K Davis or Cron?

Onemoretime
6 years ago

Start hishashi in a weekly roto h2h league? He plays the Yankees. Not sure if home or away

McNulty
McNulty
6 years ago

currently my 3 middle infield spots are being manned by Travis, Desmond, Segura, Cesar Hernandez, and Semien. Alexei Ramirez, Odor, and Castro are available, and I’m looking for BA, R, and then SB.

Which 4 would you want ROS?

Trophy Tony
6 years ago

Grey man- changed my handle I figure there’s 12 “Tony’s” on here now….. Advice on a deal being offered is needed: 12 teamer, 10×10 cats h2h

Side A) JD MARTINEZ, Devon Travis and Pineda

Or

side B) Adam Jones and AJ Ramos

Wilson
Wilson
6 years ago

I am holding Soler but patience is losing.
Hoping he will have decent second half season.

My replacement is K Davis,
so Soler or K Davis for ROS? Thanks

Wilson
Wilson
Reply to  Wilson
6 years ago

Plus Maybin

Soler , K Davis , Maybin For ROS?

John
John
6 years ago

I’m thinking of reading Schwarber and JD Martinez for Puig. This trade would be purely for the future, not this year. It’s an obp league and we use ops instead of hr. What are your thoughts on the trade and on Puig?

Thanks

John Ritchie
John Ritchie
Reply to  John
6 years ago

@John:

Puig’s a bum!

John
John
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Several league members are unfortunately privy to the vast wisdom that Razzball contains and it appears as though one of them noticed that I was asking about some

John
John
Reply to  John
6 years ago

@John: …of their trade offers!

John
John
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Ha no that’s another league member posing as me to let me know they saw my question. And to confuse you. Which is no way to thank you for all the fantastic work you do here!

While I have your attention a bit longer, what do you think of giving up Pederson for Altuve in the same league? Obp instead of avg and slg instead of hr.

Thanks!

Mike
Mike
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey:

About where do you think JD Martinez will be ranked next year? How high of a ceiling does he have?

FKA Ralph
FKA Ralph
Reply to  John
6 years ago

@John: you use OBP and OPS? You know that’s double counting OBP, right?

John
John
Reply to  FKA Ralph
6 years ago

@FKA Ralph: I meant slg, not ops! Got my leagues confused!

JCook
JCook
6 years ago

Altuve and Jones for Harper… Which side do you like in an OBP and SLG league?

Bob
Bob
6 years ago

SON is down on Iwakuma @ NYY (-1.3) and Hughes @ OAK (-2.5) today.

I’m in a short 3 day scoring period and really need stats so despite the less than stellar rating I was thinking of starting them.

Terrible idea or worth the risk considering the short period? Start both? Only one? None?

Thanks a lot.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
6 years ago

You running Kaz out there in a fairly shallow mixed? The layoff/ possible lingering issues have me a smidge concerned.

Shoop Da Whoop
Shoop Da Whoop
6 years ago

For a quick rebuttal on Greinke, his 7.7 K/9 is the result of his abnormally low WHIP. For reference, Clay Buchholz has a K/9 of 8.5, but both Greinke and Clay are striking out exactly 22.8% of batters faced. Greinke’s contact rate is also 76.2%, which is a better mark than deGrom, Felix Hernandez, David Price, and Carlos Martinez, to rattle off a few names.

Greinke’s WHIP and ERA will move upward, but his Ks will rise a bit as well when that happens.

AJ
AJ
6 years ago

Hey Grey would you Drop Burns/Pillar for any of Santana/ Soler/ Sano/ Byrd/ Granderson/ Grichuk? thanks!!

greg
greg
6 years ago

WB, Grey, I traded Longoria for Carrasco….before your post here, today…..

You think Franco is going to turn it up again or would you grab Plouffe for replacement?

Thanks.’

Greg

greg
greg
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Your thoughts on the trade? You (and others) have been touting Carrasco as buy low candidate for some time now…

Greg

J-FOH
J-FOH
6 years ago

I watched shark tank for the first time tonight, why have I never seen this before?

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

@Grey: no it’s f**king awesome!

Babys mama looks at me and says, “go invent something dumbass”

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

@Grey: I want to make a glove/ wrist brace you attach your tablet to so you can’t drop it

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

@Grey: Doh!

AJ
AJ
6 years ago

Sup Grey which side? Jose Reyes/Lucroy or Braun/Bautista thanks!

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
6 years ago

Gyorko!!!!!!!!!!

Ron
Ron
6 years ago

I have a manager in my points league trying to trade with me for Trout. He is willing to give me two players for him.

1) Based on my team composition and the players he has available, is there a two player combo on his team that you would definitely trade Trout away for?

2) IF one of the available players were Harper (he has him but he is not available) is there a duo that includes Harper that you would definitely trade Trout away for?

My Team:
C – Lucroy
CI – Donaldson, Encarnacion
MI – Reyes, Correa
OF – Trout, Brantley, Baustista
Util – Ellsbury, Bryant
BN – Upton
DL – Harrison
NA – Schwarber

SP – Arrieta, Gray, Keuchel, Pineda, Syndergaard, Kazmir, Odorizzi, Hendricks
RP – Carrasco, Chavez
DL – Matz
NA – Nola

His Available Players: Sherzer, Cole, Fernandez, DeGrom, Cueto, Votto, Braun, Altuve, Peralta

Thanks!

chris
chris
6 years ago

T. Walker or quintana h2h points league ROS. Thanks.

Speedy McGreedy
Speedy McGreedy
6 years ago

DeGrom or Harvey in a dynasty league?

Which side do you like best in dynasty? Goldschmidt and Alex Guerrero for Buster Posey, (DeGrom or Harvey), and Addison Russell?

I am the Walrus
I am the Walrus
6 years ago

Gattis with his 5th triple…crazy!

tank1
tank1
6 years ago

Was offered C. Hamels for Heaney and Schwarber in a keeper league. While my side has much better keeper value in our league I could use the upgrade in pitching. Should I take the deal? Thanks

John
John
6 years ago

Does Schwarber having 6 weeks in the majors while Montero recovers alter your opinion at all on him? I have seen a few of your comments over the past couple weeks in which you questioned where he would play for the Cubs given that there are seemingly no open spots for him. Now that there may be one for him, at least for a month or so, do you think he can establish himself and make sending him back to the minors no longer an option?

If he were guaranteed a stating job for 2016, where do you see yourself ranking him?
Thanks!

Ritchie Rich
Ritchie Rich
6 years ago

Who do you like better, Altuve or Pederson in an OBP and SLG league? I’m strong in MI with Wong but weak in OF. Should I give up Altuve for Pederson or is that giving up too much?

joe
joe
6 years ago

with Dee on the DL, pick up travis to replace him? and drop paredes for dyson to make up for the lack of SB’s?

12 team standard roto

Chris
Chris
6 years ago

Would you prefer Nola over Erasmo Ramirez?

Thanks Grey?

Prime time
Prime time
6 years ago

Grey, ROS Rios or Ethier?

herschel
herschel
6 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft. you still have any love for cingrani now that hes being called up to start? him, gausman or peavey second half?

Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Reply to  herschel
6 years ago

@herschel: we’s gotta wait till cingrani looks ok as a starter, or gausman has some decent starts after that atrocity exibition he put on last time out.

Uno Mas Cerveza
Uno Mas Cerveza
6 years ago

Senor ‘stache
Unforch for Beltre, he also jammed his thumb on a crack pipe. We Ranger fans here in the DFDub are sympathetic to the plight of Mr. “don’t touch my head” while hating very much on Choo. Beltre is struggling so much we wish he could get the Ted Williams Frozen Head Thumb treatment a la Braun and have a big second half. Not expecting it to happen though. Dude is hurting…

Jaymz
Jaymz
6 years ago

Hey Grey, nice post!

Would you drop Jeffress or Vizcaido to make room for Nola? Or hold both and wait to see how Nola performs?

Thanks man.

Slimbo
Slimbo
6 years ago

Got belt as a bench bat…would you drop him for Giles? Spec saves..how sad

Josh Freeman
Josh Freeman
6 years ago

Oh great Grey:

for H2H pts league ROS: please rate
Byrd, Revere, Inciarte

FKA Ralph
FKA Ralph
6 years ago

Hi Gray,

Have a trade question for you.

I’m using Duffy as my 2B, and have Rendon on the DL. I’m currently in first place in a 10TM, 30 man roster league. We keep ten guys, in tiers, forever.

Would you do this deal:

Rendon/Greinke

For

Pedroia/deGrom

I wouldn’t be able to keep either deGrom or Pedroia, and would replace Rendon and Greinke with two of these guys: Avisail, Salazar, Heaney, and McCullers

Is Pedroia enough of an upgrade over Duffy to make this worthwhile? It would also free up a roster spot. We have 3 DL slots and I have 6 players on the DL (Miggy, Springer, Rendon, Freeman, Darvish, and Buchholz)

Thanks!

Nelson Cruz
Nelson Cruz
Reply to  FKA Ralph
6 years ago

@FKA Ralph: Gray’s a color foo! (Well, so is grey… but he’s Grey…)

FKA Ralph
FKA Ralph
Reply to  Nelson Cruz
6 years ago

@Nelson Cruz: bah! Autocorrect knows Buchholz now, but still messes up Grey!

Nelson Cruz
Nelson Cruz
6 years ago

…don’t…con din sen… me, mann
Great write up!
Which side ya got? Upton, Rendon, Bauer side or Pujols, Pederson?

Nelson Cruz
Nelson Cruz
Reply to  Nelson Cruz
6 years ago

@Nelson Cruz: Also, if I’m trying to move Up/Ren… Up/don… I dunno… Upton and Rendon, what type of top talent can I target.

Thanks, you da man!

Nelson Cruz
Nelson Cruz
Reply to  Nelson Cruz
6 years ago

@Nelson Cruz: Also^2
I feel like I owe you guys a % of my winnings (last years champ, here). How can I support Razzball?

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
6 years ago

Online lineups say Cargon is playing tonight. CBS says he’s benched.

Weiss is so lineup devious he is sending out multiple cards. Damn You Walt White!

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

@Grey: CBS was wrong…

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

@Grey: Ever since Nando left I have a hard time listening to them.