Amir Garrett, or as he’s commonly referred to as, Muslim Mrs. Garrett, took Natalie, Jo, Blair, Tootie and that little white kid, who no one remembers, to school last night.  Muslim Mrs. Garrett was like, “Listen, child, I’m your boss while you’re in this park and I’m going to rule over you with sweet motherly affection, but an iron fist like you get from a male Gulag prisoner.”  Yesterday, he straight dazzled — 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 1.83.  MMG is so out of nowhere I feel like we need to start at the beginning.  He was born– Okay, flash forward Lost-style and they’re off the island and Garrett is a former basketball player, so his age isn’t as old as it seems for his development level.  I think because of that he could also sneak up on people.  His control gets wonky at times, and he doesn’t read as a strikeout pitcher, but there he was doing just that last night.  He could surprise some people, but A) Reds and their ballpark. B) Rookie.  C) There’s no C.  To take this back to 80’s sitcoms, there could be some Boners along the way through Growing Pains, but I’d grab him if you feel like Parker Lewis Can’t Lose, or can just handle the risk.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Trey Mancini – 1-for-4 as he hit leadoff.  *writing this before the game*  I dropped him the other day in two leagues, and I feel like this will be a huge regret.  Stupid position eligibility.  *writing this after*  Meh, but why the hell would he be hitting leadoff?  He’s a power hitter!

Zach Britton – Will go for one of those oh-so-lovely precautionary MRIs on Friday.  Without reading too much into it (while doing exactly that), they’re waiting for Friday so that means it can’t be too bad.  I mean, if it was bad, they’d schedule his MRI for today.  Who are we kidding?  This can’t be good.  Yesterday, Brad Brach got the clean save, but I’d own Darren O’Day too, until more news comes out.

Ubaldo Jimenez – 7 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners (4 BBs), 3 Ks, ERA at 5.51.  The story of Ubaldo:  You have a full head of hair one day, then you’re pulling your hair out because you own this schmohawk and you’ve been Ubaldo’d.

Kyle Hendricks – 5 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners (4 BBs), 4 Ks, ERA at 6.19, and every metric is pointing to trouble.  Not to turn his drafters into mad men, but hard to look at Hendricks and not see a big bust.

Albert Almora – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer, hitting .391.  I wanna get super jazzed for Almora like Ryan Gosling, but the Cubs’ outfield is overflowing.

Addison Russell – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and a slam (2) and legs (2), hitting .254.  Looks like the day off on Tuesday did Addison well, which is what I hope never goes through Maddon’s head because then he’ll randomly bench him more often.

Ryan Braun – Got the day off yesterday, because he’s only earning $19 million this year.  He deserves a good Shabbos every third day!

Neftali Feliz – 1 IP, 4 ER.  Holy shizzshow, Batman.  What the Butterball Turkey was he doing coming into the 8th anyway?  Let your closer pitch the ninth!  This so hard to understand?  Jimmy Crystmas, as the Morons say.  (It’s a fringe Mormon group that isn’t that smart.)

Travis Shaw – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, and third homer in the past four games.  I wonder if Thames sneezes on me if I too can hit homers.  It’s worth a shot since I have a charity softball game coming up, Save the Childproof Seals.  As for Shaw, yes, of course you should pick him up, he’s smoldering.

Jett Bandy – 1-for-3 and his 3rd homer.  That would be leading some of my teams in power.  *lifts desk, drops desk on foot, desk falls apart*  Stupid Ikea!

Mat Latos – Will start this weekend in place of J.A. Happ vs. the Angels.  I wouldn’t go near him with a ten-foot pole.  Speaking of poles, whatever happened to wife, Dallas?

Kevin Pillar – 3-for-4 and two steals (1, 2).  For the last two days I’ve said he’s a hot schmotato.  Today I’m saying, c’mon!

Francisco Liriano – 5 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 5.11.  I feel like you’re new to fantasy baseball or a glutton for punishment if you want Liriano.  Gluttons, I can’t help.  New people, don’t go near Liriano, he’s always a start or two away from a 1/3 IP, 5 ER game.

Rick Porcello – 7 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 5.32.  A nice bounce back start for Porcello after a rocky last start.  Prospector Ralph texted me, “Don’t mention this in the roundup, but at one point in the game Porcello looked directly into the camera and said, ‘Ralph, thank you for your encouragement.'”  Oh-kay.

Mitch Haniger – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 4 RBIs, hitting .323.  It burns me up real good that I don’t own him anywhere.  And not a good ‘burn up’ like I’m Icarus.

Felix Hernandez – 6 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 13 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.65.  F-Her is Jesse Chavez with brand name recognition.

Edinson Volquez – 3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 4.82.  I was sonavabenched by Wei-Yin vs. the Mariners on Tuesday, so I was like, “You’re not gonna outsmart me twice in a row, I’m starting Edinson!”  DAH!

Giancarlo Stanton – 3-for-3 and his 4th homer.  I’m not saying this is the reason he hit this homer, but I did put on the Marlins game on my iPad, then put it down my track pants for his at-bat.  I don’t think that’s a coincidence.

Christian Yelich – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  Wow, look at Yelich trying to prove me wrong for saying he can’t hit for power again.  Hopefully Marlins play more night games and his mom tightens his curfew.

Jay Bruce – 3-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 5th and 6th homer.  Can it be July already so he crawls back into his dungeon of suck?

Robert Gsellman – 7 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 5.09.  He’s now sandwiched a bad start between two good starts and he put cole slaw and potato chips on the sandwich–Okay, I’m just hungry now.  Stream-o-Nator loves his next start, and I don’t see why you wouldn’t stay on board.

Lucas Duda – Left the game with a hyperextended elbow.  Said in a very soft, sultry voice, “Please let this mean Conforto gets playing time.”  Pats forehead with handkerchief, “Thank you, kind sir.”  I don’t know why I’m suddenly a southern belle.

Travis d’Arnaud – Hurt his–Oh, who cares?  Mesoraco and d’Arnaud should wrap themselves in bubble wrap.  Especially Mesoraco’s face.

Shawn Kelley – Dusty announced that Kelley and Glover will share closing duties.  A Glover from Kelley sounds hot, but a closer by committee sounds awful.  Why can’t Dusty take the toothpick out of his mouth for two seconds and ponder this shituation?  Kelley is likely the favorite, but Glover’s been better this year, and I’d own both.

Jayson Werth – Suffered a groin spasm.  I believe that’s like when you open one of those trick cans of peanuts and can’t get the spring back in.

Joe Ross – 7 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks.  I streamed him in one league, not even because of the Stream-o-Nator, just because JB’s in that league so I had to grab Ross.  He was fine, but I’ve since dropped Ross.  We’re on a break!

Bryce Harper – 4-for-4, 3 runs, 5 RBIs and his 5th and 6th homers, hitting .404.  It’s a bit early for this, but is he going to be drafted first or second overall in 2018 and disappoint?  Is he a Saberhagenmetrics darling?

Ryan Zimmerman – 3-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 4th homer, a grand slam, hitting .380.  What did we decide on again for his first DL stint?  After his 8th homer?  Four more to go!

Julio Teheran – 4 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 3.52.  The Regression Fairies love Dancing With The Stars, they have rainbow flag socks and they will defecate all over your ratios.

Freddie Freeman – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .440.  I wonder if Votto ever watches Freeman highlights and says, “What an odd mirror, it looks like me from four years ago.”

Gary Sanchez – Played catch at 60 feet.  Joe Girardi stood nearby with a boombox playing In Your Eyes.

Aaron Judge – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 5th homer, hitting .277.  I wonder if there’s room in my track pants for Giancarlo and Judge.

Starlin Castro – 1-for-2, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .368.  I like the people who comment with something like, “Your handsomeness knows no bounds, and there’s nothing but garbage on waivers, you think I should grab Sterling Catsup (sic)?”  Castro isn’t garbage.

Jose Abreu – 3-for-4, 1 RBI.  It’s an early Christmas miracle!

Corey Dickerson – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .322.  Also, in this game, his brother from another schmotato, Steven Souza went 2-for-5, 2 RBIs, hitting .328.  I don’t know why you don’t own them, fear of success?  Technically, you’re succeeding at failing, so you’re being successful anyway.

Jose Iglesias – Being checked for a concussion after tripping into a baserunner’s knee on what should’ve been a game-ending double play.  After the game, a reporter asked if it was a tough defeat.  Iglesias replied, “Defeat wasn’t the problem, it was the knee.”

Jordan Zimmermann – 6 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 5.94.  I’d love to pull every comment from the preseason talking about how great Zimmermann was in the spring, but I might run into Buxton, Broxton or Delino excitement and I can’t handle that right now.

Nick Castellanos – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs, hitting .220.  He’s been hitting in the two-hole, and not because his name is almost Castellanus.  It’s not the reason, seriously.  I don’t know the actual reason, maybe lack of options, but that could be a boon for him.

Dallas Keuchel – 7 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 0.96.  Because he was so successful in 2015, it’s hard to not think he’s right back there.  Well, looking at his stats, I don’t think he’s all the way back to 2015 form, but he is ahead of where he was in 2016.  So, 3.30-3.60 ERA range vs. 2.50 or 4.50.  That’s startable everywhere until further notice.

Josh Reddick – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .341.  I was about to pick him up and now I have to.  Hot schmotato alert!  *goes to my waivers, shakes fist*  Damn you, Ralph!

Logan Forsythe – Hit the DL with a broken toe.  I just legit Googled, “Has a camel ever broken its toe?”  Google was a lot less helpful than I expected.  Against righties, Chase Utley will fill-in for Forsythe; he’s okay in NL-Only leagues, and 2007 Classic leagues.  Against lefties, Chris Taylor will fill-in; he’s okay in…Hmm…Well, I’m sure his family loves him!

Zack Greinke – 8 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.28 vs. Jhoulys Chacin – 8 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 5.09.  At this game in Petco, it was bring your own “What else do you want to talk about?” conversation.

Michael Wacha – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.41.  Second verse, same as the first verse that I dropped on him.  When he’s been healthy, he’s been effective in his career.  The problem has been staying healthy, what are you his doctor?  Stop worrying about his health and just own him until you obviously shouldn’t anymore.

Dexter Fowler – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st and 2nd homer, hitting .183.  Best part of his waking up is Fowler’s crystallized on the top of the lineup.

Gerrit Cole – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.70.  This is obviously an exaggeration, but has Cole ever pitched like an ace?

John Jaso – 2-for-3, hitting .100.  “Marte’s suspended!  Ooh, Austin Meadows!  Or at least Adam Frazier!”  Then you see John Jaso is the starting right fielder.

Josh Bell – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer, hitting .205.  I’m a cyclops with a monocle on Bell, but he has John Ja-Snow, the Informer, type power, so kinda meh.

Martin Perez – 3 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 3.60.  Fun fact!  A cocktail with no bite and comes with the bartender saying “I love you” rather than an olive is called a Martini Perez.  Oh, and the bartender’s your mother.

Joey Gallo – 1-for-3 and his 3rd homer, hitting .188.  The entire Rangers team is struggling right now.  Yes, even Odor (0-for-3, hitting .203).  And Napoli (1-for-3, hitting .158), Gomez (0-for-3, hitting .155), Choo (0-for-3, hitting 222), Profar (0-for-3, hitting .154).  It’ll turn around, or my name isn’t Grey Albright, Fantasy Master Lothario (don’t abbreviate).

Jesse Hahn – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners (4 BBs), 4 Ks, ERA at 3.00.  As previously mentioned on the aforementioned tip, he was going against the Rangers and they made him look like Whitey Ford.  The pitcher, not the 1939 car that Henry Ford was selling to Nazis.

Khris Davis – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .321.  I wish I drafted Khris Davis and Eric Thames everywhere in March… *wavy lines*  Hey, I just drafted Davis and Thames, this is awesome.  What do you mean, it’s March in 1762 and I have German measles?!  AHHHHHH!!!!  *wavy lines*  Whoa, weird dream.

Yonder Alonso – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  “What if he revealed his middle name was Maria Conchita?”  That’s me at a meeting with Yonder’s agent discussing how to make him more popular.

Angel Pagan – Will not play baseball this year after receiving a ‘number of major league offers.’  Ha, Pagan’s trying to neg major league baseball.  “Instead of playing baseball this year, I’m gonna wash my hair.”

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Johnc
Johnc
5 years ago

In a 12 team H2H league with ten hitting categories including walks and strikeouts, is Drury an add? I like his positional flexibility especially since Zobrist is in and out of the lineup. But no pop so far this year. Is he is an add? If so, who goes? Thank you.

Realmuto
Rizzo, Seager, Freeman
Zobrist, Russell, Owings
Lamb (Utility)
Dahl, Dyson, Renfroe, Granderson, Melky, Kepler
Pujols (bench…trying to trade him or Lamb)

Bigly Leagues
Bigly Leagues
5 years ago

Wood, senzatela, or conley

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
5 years ago

Plouffe answers the batty call!

Andrew Mellars
Andrew Mellars
5 years ago

Feliz, Neris or Shawn Kelley? I currently own Feliz.

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

Castellanos or Franco ROS

Duffy
Duffy
5 years ago

Grey,

I was offered his Justin Upton for my D. Duffy.

Or 2 of Zobrist/Calhoun/Hosmer for Duffy.

I could use offensive help. Any of that worth moving Duffy for? Not really loving any of it, but I’m not always the best at evaluating deals.

Thanks!

Duffy
Duffy
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: thanks!

Jon
Jon
5 years ago

Keeper league – thinking about making an offer for Jose Abreu. Who would you offer?

Cueto, Carrasco, Cole, Gausman, Lackey, Maeda, Nova, Pineda, Aaron Sanchez, Iglesias, Osuna, Neris, Andrew Miller

Good Bob
Good Bob
5 years ago

12 team 6×6 h2h (OPS/QS)
Is Thames a sell high or would you hold knowing there’ll be some regression? Still good power source. What would you look for in return? Definitely torn on whether to ride it out or cash it in.

omar
omar
5 years ago

Grey

Posted the question below earlier and sent both proposals. You blessed both with a preference for deal A. Well, Deal A trade partner countered wanting Benintendi instead of Haniger. So now it looks like this:

Give:
Benintendi
Stroman
Bundy

Get:
Nelson Cruz
Manaea

Thoughts on this swap? Still a go or hold?
———————————————-

“”8 team AL Only 5×5 Standard Roto (yahoo):

Mulling over sending out the following offers:

Deal A
Give:
Haniger
Stroman
Bundy

Get:
Nelson Cruz
Manaea

-or-

Deal B
Give:
Haniger
Moreland
Stroman

Get:
Encarnacion
Severino

Current Roster:
c – R. Martin
1b – Moreland
2b – Altuve
ss – Lindor
3b – Machado
if – Healy
of – Betts
of – Benintendi
of – Kepler
of – Haniger
util – Leonys
dl – Just Dong
dl – Wilson Ramos
bn – Espinosa

sp – McCullers
sp – Stroman
sp – Shoemaker
sp – Devenski
rp – Chapman
rp – Bedrosian
p – Nate Jones
p – Justin Wilson
p – Keone Kela
bn – Bundy
bn – Liriano
bn – Daniel Norris
bn – Eduardo Rodriguez

Hold and ride out the Haniger thing? Or make the offer. If the latter, which is better for me, A or B?

Thanks””

letsgobravos
letsgobravos
5 years ago

Thames: You can’t stop him or hope to contain him. Bruh is on pace for 90 something homers if he gets 600 ABs.

letsgobravos
letsgobravos
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: He went 2/4 tonight and it lowered his OBP for the season to exactly .500.

Big Magoo
Big Magoo
5 years ago

Thames again! .280/35/10 wouldn’t surprise me at this point. With his current approach, he should be able to muscle balls out of Miller Park all year long, even when he’s fooled. Happy to have two shares.

I would normally feel smart, but I took Broxton over Benintendi in my last draft, so…

Big Magoo
Big Magoo
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Coming into today’s game, his 20.9% O-Swing% was the 19th lowest out of 194 qualified hitters, and his 52.6% hard hit% was the 7th highest. Pitchers will definitely adjust, but I buy the breakout.

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
5 years ago

Pick up Kelley, Benoit or Glover? Thanks!

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  bossmanjunior333
5 years ago

@bossmanjunior333: Looks like it’s Kelley right now. Benoit came in for the 8th today.

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
Reply to  William Hung
5 years ago

@William Hung:

Neris also available…wonder if there was a change there. In that case, Neris or Kelley? I’m tempted to say Neris because I think the Nationals will eventually trade for a closer.

Oil Can Boy
Oil Can Boy
5 years ago

Would you drop Puig for Judge or Bregman?

Good Shabbos!
Good Shabbos!
5 years ago

Give Maeda and Hill get Bogaerts?

Ty inez
5 years ago

Double dipping….. Kepler or Pence ROS… thanks

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:
Blasphemy!

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

10 team OPS league
C Wellington
1b goldy
2b odor
SS Correa
3b cast
Ci Santana
Mi andrus
Of Stanton
Of Duvall
Of Bruce
Of polanco
U Moreland
Bench avisail
DL JBJ, Dahl
Sp, Duffy, arrieta, maeda, Pineda, severino
Would you trade Stanton for kluber? Or hold?

Cold Brew
Cold Brew
5 years ago

Who do you like best as bench player in a 8×8 total bases, Slugging, and OBP league ?

Drury, morales, healy?

Thanks

Joeg414
Joeg414
5 years ago

Eyeing Altherr and Gyorko as an extra bat . Who do you like?
6×6 mixed roto

herschel
herschel
5 years ago

@Grey: apologies in advance for the catcher question. drop martin for any of leon, cervelli, bandy or romine?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
5 years ago

C-Mart WTF?

hotmilk8
hotmilk8
5 years ago

Just read Chris Tillman is ready to come back…Would you consider dropping any of these SP for him? Thanks much
Archer, J.Ross, Duffy, Walker, Lynn, Lackey, Taillon, or Nova….or just HOLD

Cannot Spell Wrong without RON
Cannot Spell Wrong without RON
5 years ago

Do you like Kepler better than David Perralta for 5th of?

Cannot Spell Wrong without RON
Cannot Spell Wrong without RON
5 years ago

Thanks

Can't Spell Wrong without RON
Can't Spell Wrong without RON
5 years ago

By the way every time I post this year my comment goes to moderation.
Anything I can do to change that?

Derrick
Derrick
5 years ago

Thoughts on Devenski? Ownable in a 12 team league?

knucks
knucks
Reply to  Derrick
5 years ago

@Derrick: Hell, i own him in a 10 team h2h. Play him in the SP spot in Yahoo whenever I don’t have 2 SP going. This was before the rando save. So yes, more than ownable. And I believe Ralph noted this within the past few days.

Can't Spell Wrong without RON
Can't Spell Wrong without RON
5 years ago

H2H points start 5 of. Calhoun is my 5th of. Drop him for Kepler?

Thanks

Tom
Tom
5 years ago

Paxton….. would you try and sell high or hold on and hope he can stay healthy finally

herschel
herschel
5 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto….souza or kepler? gracias.

muskysmell
muskysmell
5 years ago

McCullers was super sexy today…did you see Escobar fall to his knees striking out on a change up today? *SWOON*

Where you got him ranked in pitchers right now? Top 10?

ThE sHiT
ThE sHiT
5 years ago

Give Amir, getting back Franco for my CI spot enough?

Conktown Tinker
Conktown Tinker
5 years ago

Can u help me rank the struggling under achievers?

Jose Abreau vs Justin Upton vs Matt Carpenter…

jon
jon
5 years ago

Abreu for Strasburg?

Copperhead Road
Copperhead Road
5 years ago

For the next couple of years, who’s the better keeper: Hanigen or Bellinger.

Copperhead Road
Copperhead Road
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: thanks!

DonnieB
DonnieB
5 years ago

Drop Joc for Conforto or Peralta in a 12 Team keeper league? Platooning sucks!

ThE sHiT
ThE sHiT
5 years ago

Is Amir/Tim Anderson/Taijuan too much for Hosmer? Feels like i can get more for Amir…

Coco Crisp was so underrated
Coco Crisp was so underrated
5 years ago

Grey

Whats Marte next year value?

Does he start to slide in rankings after all of this?

Or once he is back and kills it then… all will be forgotten?

Los Putos
Los Putos
5 years ago

Devenski went final 2.1 ip for the save today in the Astros win over the Halos.

I know Giles pitched yesterday, but am still pretty bummed to be an owner of his.

and of Oh

and of Glover.

on the plus side, Addison Reed has gotten me some saves!

:[

ClemsonCrushers
ClemsonCrushers
5 years ago

Hey Grey- who I am I dropping in a points league (-1) for K. – 10Teamer when Bradley Jr comes off the DL. Ranked in my league overall so far in points Margot (#61) Moreland (#44) or Chris Davis (#157). Thanks

Rice
Rice
5 years ago

Ervin Santana went 6IP, 1 ER, 5K, 7 on base today.

Two of his gems were against the White Sox but the other two vs KC and Cle. Wondering if his peripherals match what he’s doing? Is he still a streamer or a must hold?

zombie
5 years ago

Muslim Mrs. G. was too damn funny this morning, Grey. Still laughing. None of those housemates got hot. Sort of like Buxton. Think that dropping him instead of Conforto is wise. Someone not playing is better than someone consistently check swinging at third strikes. Or try to give BUSTon another week???

zombie
Reply to  zombie
5 years ago

@zombie: UPDATE : Buston was Pinch Hit for in the 7th today by Eduardo Escobar (who drew a productive walk). Hopefully his bags are packed in the clubhouse. Waste of my draft day reach. Sigh.

Derrick
Derrick
5 years ago

Any struggling guys out there that would make good trade targets?

You’re the best man.

Jon Strayer
Jon Strayer
5 years ago

I drafted Tim Anderson to be my SS because … well, let’s not revisit the draft. He sucks. I moved Machado to SS and added Headley as my 3B. Is Anderson worth holding onto or should I drop him? 10 team mixed, standard roto …

Bobby
Bobby
5 years ago

I’ve got Oh as my closer in NL only league. Should I be worried about Rosenthal??

For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron
For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron
Reply to  Bobby
5 years ago

@Bobby: nope, but you should be worried about oh.

SpecialFNK
SpecialFNK
5 years ago

16 team keeper league (keep 5). yahoo, roto, 5×5.

give- Starling Marte, Roberto Osuna.
get- AJ Pollock, Brandon Drury.

is this good and I should be satisfied with this?
is there any concern with a humidor coming to Arizona?

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
5 years ago

Great work Grey!

16 team H2H points league… redraft

I was offered Ian Desmond for my Maeda… what do you think?

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: cool, thanks… will do!

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
Reply to  RicoSuave
5 years ago

@RicoSuave: he’s willing to do Posey or Desmond… which one should I go for… Leon is my Catcher right now…

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: he backed out… he will do Desmond but not Posey… I’ll do the Maeda – Desmond deal then.

Thanks again.

Christopher
Christopher
5 years ago

Should I trade my

Trea turner and Wade Davis

For

Trevor story and Carlos Santana?

Goose
Goose
5 years ago

Reynolds was just dropped in a h2h OBP lg w Hrs. I currently have Zimmerman manning my CI do I swap?

happyharry
happyharry
5 years ago

12 team, H2H, 6×6. I have Kole Calhoun at Util, would you Keep him ROS or drop for Mitch Moreland, Anthony Rendon or Avisail Garcia?

Nightpandas
Nightpandas
5 years ago

Think the Shark turns it around?

Thinking about dropping Norris

Ashtray
Ashtray
5 years ago

I know the blurb up above says you think Keuchel is semi-legit this year but I have my doubts and I’m going to try and sell high if possible. What batters should I be targeting?

Ashtray
Ashtray
Reply to  Ashtray
5 years ago

@Ashtray:
12 Team H2H 7×7

Current Roster:

C-Posey
1-Rizzo
2-LeMahieu
3-Jose Ramirez
S-Andrus
O-Betts
O-Yelich
O-McCutchen
U-Dickerson
U-Parra
B-Cesar Hernandez

SPs:Cole
Duffy
Taillon
Paxton
Keuchel
Ray
Severino
DL-Gray
DL-Richards

RPs:Ramos
Bedrosian
Bush
Glover
Rosenthal

ThE sHiT
ThE sHiT
5 years ago

Dahl for Taillon, which side?

Derrick
Derrick
5 years ago

In my 12 team, H2H, 5X5 league my team is off to a rough start (4-16). This is what my roster looks like:

C – Weiters
1B – Rizzo
2B – Odor
SS – Correa
3B – Rendon
OF – Kepler, Pollack, Trumbo
Util – Abreu
Bench – J. Turner
SP’s Darvish, Gsellman, Severino, Sabathia, T. Walker, Nola, R, Hill (DL), Maeda, J. Ross
RP’s – Betances, Rodney, Benoit

Just wait it out or do I have some concerns?

MIkeinKC
MIkeinKC
5 years ago

Jordan Montgomery or Tyler Skaggs ROS ? Seems like Win opps more likey with Yanks than Halos?

Big Magoo
Big Magoo
5 years ago

The Sox finally got Sale a run. They’ve only scored seven runs in his four starts, and three of those were in extra innings. Give a guy some help!

I’m all for preserving your SPs, but he’s dominated the Jays through eight shutout innings today. Just 102 pitches and 13 Ks. Pulled him anyway. Not sure about that call.

Big Magoo
Big Magoo
Reply to  Big Magoo
5 years ago

@Big Magoo: And Kimbrel gave up the game tying homer to Morales about five seconds after I posted this. Jeebus. These managers have to use common sense sometimes.

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Big Magoo
5 years ago

@Big Magoo:
Managers and common sense, that is a true oxymoron..

Big Magoo
Big Magoo
Reply to  Malicious Phenoms
5 years ago

@Malicious Phenoms: Yeah, tell me about it. Looks like Betts bailed Farrell out this time.

Big Magoo
Big Magoo
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Now Kimbrel had to throw two innings today and won’t be available for another day or two. Almost cost them the game too. Completely disagree.

Johnc
Johnc
Reply to  Big Magoo
5 years ago

@Big Magoo:

Magoo, you are the voice of reason. Help a struggling OF out a bit please (my infielders are golden!). I have Kepler, Granderson, Melky, Renfroe, Dyson (and sometimes Zobrist)
Dahl on DL. Holliday, Heyward, Peralta, Pillar and VMart on the wire.

1. When Dahl comes back who goes?
2. Until then do you see a pickup over my current goofs?
3. What is a reasonable OF trade value for Lamb???

Big Magoo
Big Magoo
Reply to  Johnc
5 years ago

@Johnc: Standard 12 team 5×5 format? If so…

1. Melky’s the first to go for me. .280/12/2 is very replaceable.

2. I like Holliday, but don’t see him as a clear upgrade over any of your guys (except maybe Melky). Could probably hold there.

3. Who’s your 3B replacement? I like Lamb, so I’d shoot for at least an Adam Jones type. Could try to buy low on Polanco or CarGo.

Johnc
Johnc
Reply to  Big Magoo
5 years ago

@Big Magoo:

Thanks! Have Rizzo, Seager and Freeman as my corners. Lamb in Utility spot. Albert on my bench most often. Thought I could move Lamb and hope Albert gets past his usual slow start.

I do not know the language as a rookie (5×5 etc). I think it is a Standard ESPN 12 team H2H? . Ten hitting cats…runs, singles, doubles, triples, hrs, walks, rbis, sbs, average and fewest strikeouts in H2H league. Nine pitching cats.

Big Magoo
Big Magoo
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: It’s fine if you’re pulling E-Rod, Pomeranz, or Wright in that spot. But your workhorse ace when he’s been dominant, efficient, and throwing low-stress innings? Doesn’t make any sense to me.

Big Magoo
Big Magoo
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Sure, that could happen, but I think you give him that chance. Not only does he give the team the best chance to win in that situation (in my opinion), but you save the bullpen in the process.

Can you imagine if the manager pulled Randy Johnson or Roger Clemens in that situation? Kimbrel is great, but nobody’s a better closer than an ace with his best stuff.

Big Magoo
Big Magoo
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Yeah, he was cutting through that Jays lineup without any problems. Getting tons of swings and misses and not laboring in the least.

This is just one of my pet peeves. For some, it’s Joc Pederson’s lack of playing time against lefties. Others might’ve been turned off by CB Bucknor’s inconsistent strike zone the other day. For me, it’s when people (especially managers and front offices) view 100 pitches from Chris Sale the same way as they do 100 pitches from Lance McCullers. Drives me crazy.

Big Magoo
Big Magoo
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: See? Isn’t it frustrating?

I think it would be wise to schedule a few breathers for Joc when the Dodgers are facing certain lefties, but to let him play against others. I don’t think you’re gaining much by giving Van Slyke and Barnes more ABs.

Big Magoo
Big Magoo
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Sure, and that’s one of 8 homers that Van Slyke will hit this year to go along with a .250 average and mediocre defense. I don’t have a problem with sitting Pederson against certain lefties, but not specifically to get Van Slyke’s bat into the lineup. That won’t accomplish much.

Polancodonk
Polancodonk
5 years ago

I need speed, have power. He has speed, needs power.
My Lamb for his Hernan Perez.
Fair, or am I giving too much?

John
John
Reply to  Polancodonk
5 years ago

@Polancodonk:

Does Perez play much? Is it the Same guy with zero steals and sub 200 average who plays every third day or is it another Perez?

For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron
For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron
Reply to  John
5 years ago

@John: if this was LAST year this might be fair, lamb for a BN player is collusion or trade rape.

Not Your Average Joe
Not Your Average Joe
5 years ago

Renfroe, Souza, Kiermaier, Kepler, Yasmany. How do you rank them ROS in a 12-team, mixed league, 5×5 redraft? Thank you!

John
John
5 years ago

Been offered Dee Gordon for my Lamb. I can slot Pujols into Lamb’s CI spot so I think this is a win, thoughts?

Second: Who an I dropping when Dahl returns? Granderson or Renfroe?

Cole
Cole
5 years ago

Gsellman? More like Gbuyman!
My league is a weekly lineups one, who would you rather own? Gsellman (vs ATL, @WAS) or Kuhl (vs. Cubs, @MIA). I only have room for one of them. Thanks!

Brett
Brett
5 years ago

Grade Each Trade:

Trade 1- Give Sano & Yelich; Get Roark & Bryant

Trade 2- Give Thames; Get Haniger & McCullers

Pitchers: Syndergaard, Stroman, Paxton, Maeda, Nola, Cotton, Bundy, Shields, Sabathia, Urias, Price, DeSclafani

OFs: Springer, Yelich, Pederson, Thames, Holliday, Broxton, Jankowski

herschel
herschel
5 years ago

@Grey: 12 team weekly roto. are any of the following any more than just streamers or nah? triggs, j nelson, ryu, s miller, c anderson or chen?

thanks!

Brett
Brett
5 years ago

Grey,

Where’s Smokey? Looking for some bullpen updates.

You buying Sal Perez? Him or Lucroy?

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:
Razzball writers taking days off for a BDay..HA

What next they go on paternity leave!

WBBBB
WBBBB
5 years ago

When is it time to drop Maikel Franco? I have him and Holliday on the cusp of getting bumped and am cyclopsing Travis Shaw….he worth owning over the other two?

Lucky Dog
Reply to  WBBBB
5 years ago

@WBBBB:
A: not less than 3 weeks into the season

Something I’ve noticed about owning Latin players (like like that, you racist!) is that they seem to suck until the weather warms up.

Don’t be that guy who dropped Franco in April. Every league has one. Similarly every league has that guy who claimed Franco in April – that guy is usually posting here in October saying “…and I won it all this year because some dumbass dropped Franco in April, can you believe that shit?”

Cust sayin’

Lucky Dog*
Reply to  Lucky Dog
5 years ago

@Lucky Dog: *not like that, that is. Way to ruin another funny, iPhone.

Lucky Dog
5 years ago

*also undrafted – ffs. My phone needs some of the roids Marte was taking. Also I’m drinking $7 beers at the Chicago airport.

Fun fact about Chicagoans who travel – they’re all wearing Cubs & Blaclhawks gear because they’re like “yeah, Chicago proud!” Then they get where they’re flying to and they’re the most easily identified tourists to rob.

Lucky Dog
5 years ago

*strained, it steamed. What am i, Gwinith Paltro? Stupid autocorrect!

Lucky Dog
5 years ago

I think I steamed my groin reading this update. Article? Blog? Glog? Flog? Wait, what the actual fuck am I reading anyway?

Anyway, Castro was my 1st claim after the draft, needing MI help. I truly don’t know why he got so little love as to go unstaffed in 10 and even 12-team leagues – decent average 20+ HR MII who bat 3-4-5 suddenly not a good thing in FBB? I must’ve missed the memo.

joeg414
joeg414
5 years ago

Miranda @ Oak or Boyd @ Min ?
5×5 mixed roto
Thanks

SpottieOttieDopaliscious
SpottieOttieDopaliscious
5 years ago

Well Blake Treinen decided he wanted to f— with Hollywood Court and now I need to find a new closer.

I’ve currently got: Kimbrel, Diaz, Johnson, Brach, and Treinen

Do I drop both Brach and Treinen to scoop up Glover and Kelley?

-or-

Should I hold onto Brach and wait to see what Britton’s MRI says (waivers process on Thursday and Sunday)? If choosing this option, I’m leaning towards Glover since Dusty seemingly prefers him and, unlike Kelley, he’s capable of pitching multiple days in a row.

TheTinDoor
TheTinDoor
5 years ago

Trade $2 Puig for Cody Allen? If it’s 2015/2016 Puig, steal for me.

What’s the upside for Puig – how likely he goes OFF and makes me really regret trading for a closer?

B the Esq.
5 years ago

My Longoria for his Quintana…..assuming losing Longo doesnt completely destroy my offense, is it worth it to get the struggling Q?

Thanks

dustyfingers
dustyfingers
5 years ago

Which two should be rostered from this group? Bird, Castellanos, Margot, Conforto, or D Santana?

dustyfingers
dustyfingers
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Thanks!

Jackie Treehorn
Jackie Treehorn
5 years ago

Hola Grey!

12 team H2H league that does not count Losses.

Loaded at OF and interested in Devenski.

Piscotty doesn’t know this, but I’m thinking of offering him straight up — close enough, or am I giving up too much?

nate
nate
5 years ago

@Grey: I need to pick up a closer out of these 4 please help

Glover
Kelley
Casilla
Rosenthal

Also Capps is available, will he take over the closer role when he returns?

nate
nate
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Thanks Grey

knucks
knucks
Reply to  nate
5 years ago

@nate: I’ve added Capps, put him on the DL. The Maurer owner just dropped him and I don’t plan to place a waiver claim on him, though he’s got the most saves in the pen. Not sure if this helps out with your Capps question or if i’m just a fool leaving that sweet SAGNOF nectar on the table.

Chris
Chris
5 years ago

10 team 5×5 OBP

3 OF slots and Util filled by some mashup of:

Pollack, Bautista, Brantley, Odubel, Joc

Ozuna and Inciarte are on waivers, drop any of the above for either? My infield is light on SB’s if that helps.

Good Bob
Good Bob
5 years ago

12 team 6×6 h2h (OPS/QS)
guy wants Jay Bruce (Mets fan)
offered me Rendon and Severino for Bruce.
Good deal or hold?
If no on that one, was thinking of countering with Rendon and Gsellman.
thoughts?

Good Bob
Good Bob
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: need to drop a shitty pitcher now. who would you cut knowing they all are pretty much streaming options or matchups?
Hyun-Jin Ryu
Jaime Garcia
Jimmy Nelson

Thanks for everything!

HomerHWBush
HomerHWBush
5 years ago

Bout to pull the trigger on:

My JBJ and Sanchize
for
Trevor Story

Gotta do it right?

CMUTimmah
CMUTimmah
5 years ago

Milwaukee Catchers this year:

.378ish avg/1.070ish OBP.

They aren’t even really platooning. They are just playing every other day. This can’t be sustained… but man, what a start to the year that that position.

Scrotchs
Scrotchs
5 years ago

Been offered Thor and Rizzo for my Arenardo and Arrieta.

Do I take it? Both arenado and arrieta keeper Contracts expire at end of year.

3up 3down
3up 3down
5 years ago

12 team 6×6 roto and have Edwin at 1st and Rendon at 3b. Maikel or Moreland for util? Hold Maikel or swap for Moreland.

Tigres
Tigres
5 years ago

Hey Grey- today only, Franco vs Thor or Healy vs Paxton?

and Kiermaier for Salami Tom fair in an OBP league? I could use some SBs. Gracias!

JMoney
JMoney
5 years ago

What up Grey,

OF – Trumbo, Tomas, Kepler, Keirmaier
SP – Duffy, Carrasco, Paxton, McCullers, Maeda, Ross, Nova, Nola, Liriano

Looking to upgrade the OF, thinking about targeting JD, which pitcher would you look to move? Is Duffy too much to pay?

Vrugg
5 years ago

Grey, is Strasburg a reasonable ask for my Thames? Or should expect a lesser pitcher? Thanks!

I'm a stupid moron with an ugly face and a big butt and my butt smells and I like to kiss my own butt
I'm a stupid moron with an ugly face and a big butt and my butt smells and I like to kiss my own butt
5 years ago

Jackie Bradley coming off DL do I drop Yasmany Tomas, Hunter Pence, or Yasiel Puig?

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

Mancini over Broxton or Domingo?

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

@Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: other option is holliday over Domingo or Broxton

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

@Grey: Thanks. How about both? Holliday + Mancini over Brox/Dom?