Andrew Benintendi has been…Actually, we should stop there and dissect those first four words.  He is Andrew Benintendi, as far as I know. ‘Has been’ is interesting, but more of the hyphenated word ‘has-been,’ as in ‘once was’ as in, “I saw Tom Arnold at the Whole Foods near me, what a has-been.”  Funny side note that is actually related, as most of you know, Rudy does the titles, I write the posts. So to get a title, I text him what I want the lede to be. Yesterday, I texted him, “Benintendi is a sh*tbird, but might be coming out of it with a homer, title ideas?”  That really is it, isn’t it?  What more is there to say?  His strikeout rate is egregious (for him), up from 16% to 23.6%.  His home run per fly ball would make Juan Pierre be like, “Nuh-uh, cuz, you don’t play with that turd.”  On top of the vomitorium that is housing his stats, he’s hitting so many fly balls (46%) that are going nowhere (87.5 MPH average exit velocity). This is actually a recipe for disaster I just made-up:  Benintendi has 17th most extreme launch angle and the 7th (!) worst HR/FB.  In layman’s terms, he’s hitting everything up and nothing out.  That’s awful.  So, yesterday was a solid game (3-for-5 with his 8th homer, hitting .266), but I’d be careful thinking he has been good, without the hyphen.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Eduardo Rodriguez – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners (4 BBs), 6 Ks, ERA at 4.10. Ed-Rod feels like the kind of guy who has a 2.50 ERA on your bench and a 6.75 ERA in your lineup. I don’t know if he does…Okay, actually, I do, because I broke into your house last night.  Nice furnishings!  He does have an under-2 ERA for the month of July, so he should just be in your lineup.

J.D. Martinez – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 20th homer, hitting .287. Just Dong because the alternative is just don’t.

Sam Travis – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer, hitting .205.  As soon as the ball landed, the Red Sox front office texted Brodie Van Wagon in New York, “Travis for Syndergaard. C’mon, you know you wanna.”

Jalen Beeks – 3 2/3 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 3.69.  More like Jalen Reeks!  High-five the crap out of my hand!  No?  Okay.

Shawn Kelley – Hit the IL with biceps tightness, and Rangers’ manager Steve Winwood said, “We have to roll with it, Dear Mr. Fantasy.”  Cool, Steve.  I grabbed Chris Martin, who has seen most save opportunities the last few months when Kelley wasn’t able to go, but this could be the chance for Jose Leclerc to get his job back.

Kyle Seager – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 7th homer.  Who has more homers: Corey or Kyle Seager? Okay, Corey, but he only has eight and has almost 100 more at-bats. The Seagers have as many homers as Rougned Odor, who hit his 15th homer last night.

Edwin Jackson – Signed a minor league deal with the Tigers. When Edwin Jackson retires, he’s going to have to sign one-day contracts with all 30 teams and all their minor league affiliates because it’ll be too hard to choose his favorite.

Ryan Zimmerman – Hit the IL with plantar fasciitis. I’m not going to B & M about how I could’ve drafted Matt Adams instead of Zimmerman in my deeper leagues for half the price and five bajillion times the value. B’d that, M’d there.  I will say it’s bizarre how it seems like only corner men get plantar fasciitis. Real question: a lot of prostitutes get plantar fasciitis or nah?

Ryan Goins – 2-for-4 and his 2nd homer.  Elias Sports Bureau said Goins has the must ready-made home run call last name since Luis Overthefenceio, but Overthefenceio only saw 54 career at-bats with the Seattle Pilots, and no home runs, which made very confusing play-by-play.

James McCann – 1-for-4 and his 12th homer, hitting .292.  “Right here we have the crater formed from me dropping McCann for Danny Jansen.” That’s me giving a tour of my home office and all the holes in the wall.

Yoan Moncada – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 18th homer.  Yoan can homer and so can you!  By the by, if you play fantasy football and want to get in a Best Ball league, we’re doing one with a bunch of ‘perts.  You can play against Andy Behrens, Brad Evans, Scott Pianowski, and non-Yahoo guys (there’s about 120 ‘perts from other sites, CBS guys, Sirius XM guys, you name it). Follow the instructions here. To be the best, you have to beat the chest while beating the best.

Ivan Nova – 9 IP, 1 ER, 4  baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 5.49. I just looked at Streamonator after this start of Nova’s vs. the Marlins and it said, “Well, yeah, no dur.”

Jorge Alfaro – 1-for-3 and his 11th homer, hitting .278.  Eleven homers isn’t bad.  Dot dot dot.  If this were April 20th!  Let’s go, Alfaro!

C.J. Cron – Hit the IL with thumb inflammation. Cron seems to have a low-grade case of Gamelitis.  It’s a disease named after Mat Gamel, who would suddenly get hurt every time he received everyday playing time.

Mitch Garver – 3-for-4, 3 runs and his 18th and 19th homers.  You want Mitch Garver or Gary Sanchez?  Okay, answer again after I tell you Garver has a .304 average and Gary’s hitting .233.  Same answer or different?

Jorge Polanco – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 14th homer.  Because Polanco was hitting .226 in July, I received my first “drop Polanco” question yesterday in three months, so we can all thank that person. Way to take one for the Razzteam!

Max Kepler – 1-for-3 and his 25th homer.  I knew the Twins would hit a lot of homers against the Yankees, because, well, they hit a lot vs. everyone.  They’re on pace for like 275 homers this year, but I had Marwin and Sano, which sounds like a detective show that investigates insurance claims, and they went 0-for-8.

DJ LeMahieu – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer, hitting .338.  I guess if he’s not going to cool off, the alternative of him being wildly overrated next year isn’t bad either.

Luke Voit – 1-for-4 and his 19th homer.  The Reverse Jinx Sell rears its head!  Wait a minute, it painted a nose on its butt!  Oh, gross!

Ryan Borucki – 4 2/3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 3.86, as he was activated from the IL. Borucki ducki mucki be fie-foe ducki…Borucki is barely a streamer in deep leagues, and the Streamonator hates his next start and I wouldn’t go near him.

Justin Smoak – 1-for-2 and his 16th homer, hitting .215. The Jays are one ugly mess of a team. Good news is next year they might be as delightful as the Padres. That’s not sarcastic either.

Oscar Mercado – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .297.  It’s not too early to talk about 2020, is it? Don’t answer, because I can’t hear you anyway. Mercado feels to me like a Laureano-type that is forgotten about next year, and I’m all about him.

Daniel Ponce De Leon – 3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners (4 BBs), 3 Ks, ERA at 2.82.  He was on my short list of guys I wanted to cover today with the lede, but this wasn’t even yawnstipating. Ponce De Leon was like your standard Florida Man who wrestles meth gators who pop out of his toilet while he’s auditioning for a music competition reality show, or something very Florida-like.  Super pumped for PDL’s next start this week in my weekly leagues where I started him.  Lowercase yay!

Paul Goldschmidt – 1-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 19th homer, hitting .248.  Au Shizz!

Carlos Martinez – 1 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 3.86, and his 9th save. Who said about Hall of Famer Mariano Rivera that even a mediocre starter could be great reliever? His browbeating mother? That’s awful of her. Carlos Martinez is trying to prove Mama Rivera wrong, because he does not look cut out for the closer job.

Trevor Williams – 5 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.96. I mention this on the podcast coming later today, but I’m fading all Pirates pitchers. Until they’re on the Astros, at least.

Robbie Ray – 6 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.95.  As George Strait once sang, “All my exes live in Texas, that’s why I live in Tennessee and start all pitchers vs. the Orioles.”

Robel Garcia – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer in only his 13th game.  He could end up hitting .220 when this doohickey is donehickey’d but he has big-time power.

Sam Dyson – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 2.57, and his 2nd save.  Will Smith, star of Hancock, had just went too many nights in the row, but this is a good sign for Dyson to take over if Smith’s traded.

Aledmys Diaz – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .284, as he was activated from the IL. With Tyler White being DFA’d — damn, between White, Peacock and DeJong, not the best year to draft based on Clue — Diaz went to third, Yuli (3-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 19th homer) to 1st and Bregman to short. Diaz is the most platoony guy there, but it shows you the lengths the Astros are going to not bring up Kyle Tucker.  I could see owning Diaz, but you might have to platoon him.

Yordan Alvarez – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer.  As the ladies say, what a beautiful dong.  Who’s dong?  Yordan.

Gerrit Cole – 7 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 3.03.  This might sound goofy, but, after Scherzer, who’s the number two starter in the majors? Are you sure you want to say deGrom or Verlander and not Cole?

Homer Bailey – 2 IP, 9 ER, ERA at 5.42.  Yes, but Billy Beane has a perfect record, except, ya know, with getting to World Serieses (Serii? Siri?).

Tyler Mahle – Hit the IL with a hammy strain.  A T. Mahle shouldn’t even have ham.  Carne asada strain?  Sure!

Raisel Iglesias – 2/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 4.60, as he entered in what? The 7th?  Jesus, Iglesias apologize to David Bell already so he stops making a martyr out of you!  He’s crucifying your fantasy value.  Honestly, I think it might be mutual, and Iglesias hates Bell right back.  Forgive and forget!  The Golden Rule!  Do onto others as they’d SAGNOF onto you!  I’d say grab Michael Lorenzen, but he’s also being used randomly in all innings. Jared Hughes got the save (1/3 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 2.93). I guess he could be the closer, but why on this earth that Al Gore is eating his way through didn’t he start the 9th?!

Eugenio Suarez – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 25th and 26th homer, hitting .253. Hall of Famer, Eugenio Suarez!  Well, Harold Baines made it so technically anyone is a Hall of Famer if they play long enough.  Ryan Goins be goin’s in the Hall of Fame in 2078, if he gets 75,000 at-bats.

Tyler Saladino – 1-for-2, 4 RBIs and a slam (2) and legs (2), and his 2nd homer in as many games, so I guess hot schmotato, but Keston’s supposed to be playing 2nd, not Saladino.  I could see Counsell saying something like, “We wanna play the hot hand and Saladino’s hot.”  Then, in my dreams, Keston screams, “I was hitting .600 and you sent me down for Travis Shaw, you motherf**ker!”

Brandon Woodruff – Will miss up to six weeks with his oblique strain, and puts him in jeopardy with missing the rest of the year.  Damn, dog, Brandon Woofruff.

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SteveNZ
SteveNZ
2 years ago

Great day to own both Blake Parker and Zach Britton.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  SteveNZ
2 years ago

Or any reliever in that game, apparently.

Terrence Mann
Terrence Mann
Reply to  SteveNZ
2 years ago

Not quite as bad as owning Gibson. Up 8-2 in the fifth with two outs.

Gives up 3 run bomb to Didi. Gets out of the fifth, amazingly, leaving him in line for the win.

Your bullpen proceeds to crap the entire lead away.

Gibson’s the most frustrating guy to own. Grey’s right. Pretty sure his 5th inning ERA is about 15.

jason batteiger
jason batteiger
2 years ago

espn STILL shows the picture of big willie for payano, same as last start, or maybe it was even 2 starts ago i noticed this.

KrazyIvan
KrazyIvan
2 years ago

Keone Kela got suspended for getting in a fight with the Pirates cultural readiness and peak performance director. I heard he got angry when he was told he was culturally ready for Pittsburg and from now on Ray Searage would take care of his peak performance.

Gregg Jeffries, Future Star
Gregg Jeffries, Future Star
2 years ago

Vazquez or Garver?

Trader
Trader
2 years ago

Miley is a Cy Young candidate. McNeil is in the hunt for a batting title. That is all we need to know to conclude this is the craziest of baseball years.

JC
JC
2 years ago

I imagine no one trusts Santander, but he has been really good over 150 at bats. Senzel is available and I know he hits lead off, so why am I staring at this unable to drop Santa for him?

Dr Y
Dr Y
2 years ago

Urias or cano at 2b

William Hung
William Hung
2 years ago

Decided to roll Archer off of SON – damn man, now i’m wondering if he’s worth holding on to for his 2nd start this week @NYM – Alonso is probably gonna go 3-3 with 3 HRs and 12 RBIs

AUFan
AUFan
2 years ago

h2h dynasty league, 12 team. 6×6 with obp added. I got offered Merrifield/Gallo for my Jose Abreu/Zach Gallen/Luis Robert and Merrill Kelly. Which side do you like there?

AUFAN
AUFAN
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Thanks!

Scrapski
Scrapski
2 years ago

Where’s Cram It been?
“Calling all Cram it’s”

florida jack
florida jack
2 years ago

greetings, which side and is it fair, 12 team H2H points keeper league

side A
eloy, senzel,robles

side B
flaherty,alonso,didi

thanks

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
2 years ago

Who to start tonight:

Laureano @ Miley
[email protected] Aaron Sanchez
Harper @ Boyd
Hoskins @ Boyd
Albombso vs. Paddack
Gurriel vs. Fiers

Pick 3.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Wait, bench the guys you mentioned?

This is what I hate about my 10 team league.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Thanks for helping me navigate the maddeningly shallow waters of a 10 team mixed.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

It’s a bit odd, I never seem to need input on decisions in my deeper leagues, but the shallow stuff confounds me because I’m spoiled for choice.

Moonraker
Moonraker
2 years ago

My Soto for his Devers. Bad idea? Thanks Grey

Jimmy Jack James
Jimmy Jack James
2 years ago

Who returns more value ROS in a 15 team roto (QS instead of W) – Lamet or Pablo Lopez?

Ratiodeath
Ratiodeath
2 years ago

In a 12 team roto with Sv+H, would you still hold onto Iglesias or is it not worth it for the ratio hit anymore? I’m holding out in second, but my hitting rocks and my pitching sucks—Good on wins and Sv+H, but terrible on k, era and whip and qs due to failing starters. He’d be getting replaced by whatever middle reliever is hot right now and has less shit ratios. I’m hoping I can use relievers to drag my ratios back down since I’m way out on k and qs at this point…

DLev45
DLev45
2 years ago

Sit/start:

Gibson v. NYY (German)
Fiers @ HOU (Miley)

Gut says sit, but last week I sat them both versus each other and they both threw pretty good games.

HappyJax
HappyJax
2 years ago

Urquidy or Yarbrough?

Stupid Sexy Glanders
Stupid Sexy Glanders
Reply to  HappyJax
2 years ago

in some leagues can probably nab yarbrough now and urquidy just after.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  HappyJax
2 years ago

sorry, they both SON says pitch on the 26th, it likes urquidy more though.

Stupid Sexy Glanders
Stupid Sexy Glanders
2 years ago

hiura back… and hitting 7th. sure looks like MIL manager is trying to see if they can miss the playoffs by exactly the amount of WAR lost during the time shaw was playing over hiura (2 times actually). gonna be super awesomely funny if/when that happens

Fenn
Fenn
2 years ago

Dynasty Points League: Rafael Devers and Matt Olson for Nate Lowe, Trevor Story and Hunter Dozier?

toolshed
toolshed
2 years ago

A Riley or Candelario ros, obp league . Look at stats over last 2 weeks and 30 days. Cendelario seems like a different player after his demotion.

Metric Man
Metric Man
2 years ago

I got an offer where I get Springer and Garver and give K.Bryant and G. Sanchez.

Which side do you like?

Ferris
Ferris
2 years ago

NL-only so saves hard

Justin Turner
For
Wade. Davis

krazyivan
krazyivan
2 years ago

Grey,
Are you buying any shares of Mitch Moreland on 12 teamers or are you going to wait and see?

Thanks

JP
JP
2 years ago

Hunter Dozier or Segura ROS, would be playing at Utility spot, is it close?

Metalgod
Metalgod
2 years ago

Hi Grey! Need to drop 1 of DL
Rich Hill
Luke Weaver
Brandon Woodruff
Shawn Kelley
Thanks for all your help!

Drew
Drew
2 years ago

Jose Abreu (currently my UTL) for Charlie Morton, if I need pitching? I’ve got Muncy as my 1B. Other SPs are Sale, Verlander, Flaherty, Stripling, Lamet, and Wheeler (IL)

ozzie smith
ozzie smith
2 years ago

Mercado or Cruz ROS?
5×5 h2h
My outfield is full so this will pretty much be strictly utility.

Willy Mo Penguins
Willy Mo Penguins
2 years ago

Desclefani or Lamet?

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
2 years ago

What’s good Grey? I did a 10-day road trip up to Banff, Alberta a ways back with my wife and two dogs. A lot of time in the car listening to Yacht Rock which was disturbingly addictive as I know the lyrics to about 90% of the songs that come on (I guess I picked it up via osmosis sitting in the back of the Volvo:). Whereas there’s a handful of groups that I wouldn’t classify as “yacht rock” in the classic sense (e.g., Fleetwood Mac, America, Eagles, Toto, Steve Miller Band, Hall & Oates, etc.), they definitely have a handful of songs that fall into that genre. Along the same lines, I generated a list of questions that you need to answer “yes” to in order for your song to be coined as “yacht rock”.

(1) Are there politically incorrect/inappropriate lyrics?
(2) Does the song refer to a “relationship” in anyway, shape, or form?
(3) Is there a random instrument solo in the middle of the song?
(4) Is there a use of an obscure instrument (e.g., xylophone, flute, chimes, etc.)?
(5) Is there a maritime reference found within the song?

*Given those criteria, I also determined that if a song has Michael McDonald appear at any point, it’s automatically grandfathered in to being coined as yacht rock.

Trader
Trader
2 years ago

Bunch of bats hit the wire. I have a couple hitters hurt so just trying to buy 2 weeks or so until they return.

Wire: Desmond, Senzel, Gardner, Renato, O’Neill, Kike, Adams.

My guys who I could swap: : Yandy, Christian Walker, Santander (streamer)

Please advise!

Trader
Trader
Reply to  Trader
2 years ago

Just saw Yandy hit IL. So that helps clarify things sadly enough.

erad
erad
2 years ago

Pretttty much ready to move on from Segura

Need SBs – drop for Margot?

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
2 years ago

Interesting comment you made to CoolWhip earlier about Keston Hiura and Craig Counsel, but I’m curious what you meant.

What do you believe Counsel has with Hiura? I think he may have the next Ichiro if this keeps up! Have you seen Hiura’s spray charts? He hits everything to every part of the field. I’ve never seen anything like it.

Coolwhip
Reply to  Harley Earl
2 years ago

He meant Craig Counsell has gone full retard as a manager, and inept at recognizing that he has the next Joe Morgan/Jeff Kent/Chase Utley. ;-)

stevie
stevie
2 years ago

Totally speculative but are there any starting pitchers way below the radar that you’re cyclopsing for the ROS? Maybe they might benefit from the trade deadline. Naturally I’m just looking to gain advantages on the competition. Thanks for your or anyone else’s thoughts!

stevie
stevie
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Yeah he has looked good lately. He might be a factor down the stretch. Thank you Grey!

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
2 years ago

Just want to agree with you on Benintendi. I don’t think he’s a has-been necessarily. I mean, I expect him to adjust and bounce back next year. But I think he’s joined the “Launch Angle” crusade and it’s clearly not suited for what he does best. This season is basically lost unless he adjusts now. Hopefully, for the sake of the two teams I have him on, he is adjusting back to a more level swing already. I have zero confidence in him for the rest of this year though.

Alex
Alex
2 years ago

It could happen like this… Martin gets a save then gets traded then Leclerc is the closer.

That’s my hope anyway. I dropped Kingery for Leclerc because I have Liam, Robles, and Wade. Wade worries me a bit.

Tbone
Tbone
2 years ago

Currently in 1st by a large margin in a 12-team weekly H2H 5×5.
Hitting has OBP in lieu of AVG and pitching using QS and K/9 instead of W and K.

Do I deal Gallen and Senzel (both keeper eligible) for Charlie Morton (rental) or Roberto Perez/Senzel for Realmuto (rental)?

I feel like I need more depth in my SP ranks, but I don’t exactly trust Morton.

C – Perez
1 – Alonso
2 – Muncy
3 – Baez
S – Lindor
O – Acuna
O – Harper
O – Bryant
O – Puig (or Ozuna/Robles)
U – Bell

S – Snell
S – Ryu
S – Clevinger
S – Strasburg
R – Kimbrel
R – Diaz
P – Hendriks

Bench arms are Chirinos, Lucchesi, Gallen, Bassitt, and Holland.

Tbone
Tbone
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Thanks for response.

Alonso, Muncy, Acuna, Bell, Snell, Clevinger, and Robles so no concerns there…tough to move any of them for an elite piece given their roles…though moving one of Alonso or Bell would make sense.

IowaCubs
2 years ago

I miss the OG days of Razzball. Just popped in to see if you guys were still around.

baby seal
baby seal
2 years ago

LOL Anime Grey roasting the rabbit!!

Somehow I saw that post and Baby Seal can relate. He’s had ~5 shoulder dislocations, 1 surgery, and currently has torn labrum. Not so many subluxations, but then again, I don’t want to emulate the rabbit too much (for obvious reasons)!

You would never get rid of 2 cute animals in the same week… or will you??

Jason
Jason
2 years ago

10-team H2H keeper trade question…which side do you like? We keep 10 major and 10 minor leaguers.

A. Wander Franco, Yandy Diaz, Chris Paddack
B. Luis Severino, Benintendi, Sixto Sanchez, Carter Kieboom

Thanks!

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Jason
2 years ago

I want Franco, Diaz, and Paddack.

Stupid Sexy Glanders
Stupid Sexy Glanders
Reply to  Jason
2 years ago

try to see if you can get yandy taken out of it and you hopefully could keep kieboom there.

Metric Man
Metric Man
2 years ago

Kris Bryant –

20 HR’s and 47 RBI with 10 HR and 22 RBI coming in May. He’s never had more than 9 RBI in any other month. Really weird for a guy that hits nearly .300 and in the two spot in a good lineup.

RBI by month:

Mar 4
Apr 9
May 22
Jun 6
July 6

Metric Man
Metric Man
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Would you take Muncy over Bryant?

Muncy 66/26/69/.271

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

my oppo this week has him so he’ll be off on another hot streak starting today. In other news, of course Bryant and Eduardo Escobar both steal bases yesterday…

My opponent also has Josh Bell, Lemahieu, Khrush, Grandal, and Edwin, so expect all those guys to provide excellent production for the next 6 days. Grandal and Bryant both killed me the first time I faced him.

Moe Spaghetti
Moe Spaghetti
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

2 spot is middle of the road in terms of expected RBI over a season (Search: Fangraphs RBI and Batting Order).

Factor in that he is preceded in the batting order by a pitcher and Schwarber/Almora at leadoff most days and that seems to explain it.

hot corner
hot corner
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Cubs are in desperate need of a lead-off hitter to hit in front of Bryant. Right now, Kyle Schwarber bats lead-off. No bueno…

William Hung
William Hung
2 years ago

I let someone else decide between LeClerc and Martin and he chose LeClerc so now I’m trying to think about who to drop for Martin. Should I drop Eovaldi or Urquidy? I figure Urquidy is probably streamer level in a 10 teamer, but his next start is @STL and their offense isn’t that great

FYI – the guy i’m playing this week has the following SAGNOFs – Vazquez, Kimbrel, Jansen, Davis, Hand, LeClerc

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  William Hung
2 years ago

Drop Eovaldi, meh.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
2 years ago

Grey,

I am trying to trade Corey Seager and Yandy Diaz for a SP. I am thinking either Darvish, Mad-Bum, Geritt Cole, Tanaka. Do i have a chance to land one of those? If so, can you put in order who I have the best chance to get for that package down to the least likely? Thanks as always.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

how about Ryu?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

he agreed. Corey Seager and Yandy Diaz for Ryu.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
2 years ago

sorry. Wrong owner. I can get Darvish for C. Seager, and Yandy Diaz. Thoughts?

Big Daddy Jeats
Big Daddy Jeats
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
2 years ago

I’d try just Seager but I guess. Seems a tad expensive unless you don’t need Yandy at all

Big Daddy Jeats
Big Daddy Jeats
Reply to  Big Daddy Jeats
2 years ago

Welp now Yandy is IL’d so now you gotta try just Seager lol

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

grey it is a keeper league

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Grey,

THe guy with Mad Bum wants Seager and Ohtani. Said no.
Someone wants my Jordan Hicks for his deGrom. Would you make that deal?

Big Daddy Jeats
Big Daddy Jeats
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
2 years ago

a) MadBum is a cool pitch to target. I’d say Ohtani straight up is fair if you need pitching that badly. I’d want Ohtani.

b) Jordan Hicks? Good one…. *rolls eyes*

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Big Daddy Jeats
2 years ago

he wants hicks

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

its a keeper league.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
2 years ago

somebody sent you hicks alone for degrom? doesn’t matter league type (unless some goofy points league where saves are worth way more than any other pitching stat), grab and run. hope league doesn’t veto, which it will most of the time.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  The Harrow
2 years ago

no harrow, the guy wants Hicks for deGrom

JP
JP
2 years ago

Would you still rank Beni top 40 for the 2nd half?

Also, L. Urias or H. Dozier ROS?

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

I think I’m dropping Benintendi the second you don’t see him cracking top 100 value for the 2nd half

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

but still a hold?

James Bolger
James Bolger
2 years ago

Voit and Soroka for Goldschmidt? Too much, too little or not recommended? Thanks.

Mordacious Levator
Mordacious Levator
2 years ago

16 teamer with holds, relief appearances, relief wins and K/9 added h2h dynasty. have these RP:
wittgren, iglesias, rogers, hader, rivero (vazquez), leclerc, britton and d.castillo in one of the 5 SP slots. i’ve gone from having too few closers to probably too many. meanwhile wittgren isn’t getting the 8th all the time anymore, they’re back to cimber or o.perez or goody getting a lot of those holds. drop wittgren for any of: lorenzen, phelps, drake (him or castillo gets the 8th usually at TB), nicasio/j.alvarez (these or morgan gets the 8th at PHI for now, gotta think k-rob is back soon though, got him in DL slot).

Mordacious Levator
Mordacious Levator
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

forgot, also have lugo in SP slot. so i now have probably the deepest bullpen in the league, albeit only these SP (with both of pab lop and fried in DL slots, and otani SP for next year in DL slot, league rule (yahoo here) where otani owner has to have both at all times): ryu, milone (streamer, most days i’m using one), morton, darvish. even with that low depth at SP i’m a top 2 team most of year. 35 min innings per week, which i beat easily from the streaming.

Bat Flip
Bat Flip
2 years ago

I traded Garver for Gary Sanzhez as part of a 2 for 1 a month ago. I want a do over! The only drawback with Garver is he plays no more than 2 games in a row a time, but he makes the most of it.

Wondo
Wondo
2 years ago

Urias or Hiura ROS

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Wondo
2 years ago

Hiura all day, every day.

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
2 years ago

Cole & Kingery for Arenado? 5×5 roto

Jimmy Jack James
Jimmy Jack James
2 years ago

15 team roto keepers – I’m in it for this year to finish top 3 – would you move my Luis Castillo (6th rounder) for his Bieber/Lynn?

Thanks!

Jimmy Jack James
Jimmy Jack James
Reply to  Jimmy Jack James
2 years ago

I’d have to drop someone if I pull the trigger so it’d likely become:

My Castillo and Ponce De Leon or Margot

for his Bieber/Lynn

Yan Can Cook
Yan Can Cook
2 years ago

Thanks for remembering me fantasy master Lothario grey.

Extra crispy fried rice for you!

HappyJax
HappyJax
2 years ago

ROS – Pls. rank Mercado, Conforto, and Upton. Thx.

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
2 years ago

Sorry to double-up on questions, but could you give me your top two from the below list? They all make me bit queasy. Thanks

Reynaldo Lopez vMIA ($9.9) and vNYM (-$3.6)
T Richards v ARI ($8.7) but he just got hammered, and I am leery.
VV @DET ($4.6)
Gausman @PHI ($0.1)

Bats
Bats
2 years ago

If you don’t have an IL spot available, are you dropping Mondesi?

Waldorf
Waldorf
2 years ago

Master Lothario, who do you want rest of the way Tyler Beede or Jordan Lyles? Such is the state of deep league pitching. I lean Lyles bc Beede’s schedule is pretty rough but would appreciate your take.

Tim
Tim
2 years ago

7×7 with OBP and SLG redraft league. Would you rather Nate Lowe or Vogelbach the rest of the season?

Tavern
Tavern
2 years ago

Lost Woodruff and am trying to fill his spot. Right now I have Hendricks, Boyd, Soroka, Lamet, Canning, Giolito, C. Smith and Chase Anderson who I picked up to stream this week. I have Taylor Rogers and L. Hendriks to round out the squad. We have 9 pitcher spots available with a limit of 12 starts per week. Should I pick up another RP (L. Jackson, Robles, Pressly or S. Dyson) or are there any SPs you think will bring it ROS? No categories, just a redraft points league with points for Holds and Saves. Any SPs you think will get called up that will have high strikeout upside or just be decent in general? Thanks in advance!

Tavern
Tavern
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

That would probably be helpful. The ones that have score the most points thus far in our league are John Means, Brad Keller, Chris Bassitt, Felix Pena, Julio Urias with R. Lopez having the most Ks. Ugh, just typing them out makes me realize how ugly this situation is.

Cyler
Cyler
2 years ago

This is my 7th favorite post of yours. Don’t ask what the other 6 are.

I’m a bit torn on a trade offer in my dynasty league. We get to keep the players for ever if we want. It’s a 6 X 6 OPS league and I was offered Vlad JR for Yordan. Vlad seems to have the higher ceiling maybe but we haven’t seen much.

Thoughts?

Smitty
2 years ago

Yep, yep yep…count me as one of those Ed Rod owners. I lead the league in bench stats. Some of the missed opportunities are flat out embarrassing

Dustin Stokes
Dustin Stokes
2 years ago

Saves/holds league.

Drop Eovaldi for Ottavino?

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
2 years ago

Margot over any of Braun, Domingo, B-Dixon, G Cooper? Looking for speed without giving up too much elsewhere.

Birdmann
Birdmann
2 years ago

ROS
B. Lowe or Riley

Birdmann
Birdmann
Reply to  Birdmann
2 years ago

Someone dropped Lowe and I was thinking he’d be a better bench bat ROS. Currently in second making a push to take over first.

Birdmann
Birdmann
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Thanks, even with Ender coming back? I know play time is crazy with TB as well.
I feel my bats are solid
C Vasquez
1B Alonso
2B McNeil
3B Kingery
SS Lindor
OF Acuna, Marcado, Dom Santana
Until Au Shizz and Krush

Birdmann
Birdmann
Reply to  Birdmann
2 years ago

I traded Altuve and Chavis for Goldy and Krush hoping they have solid second halves.

Birdmann
Birdmann
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Haha thanks wish me luck, have a great day.

jose
jose
2 years ago

In a 10 team H2H points keeper league where I can keep any 25 players with no restrictions should I look at trading Woodruff? Playoffs are 3 weeks long from the last week of August to the second week of September. I’m first in points and in a definite win now mode. I’ve also got some excess rookie currency to include in a trade to really go for a big piece in my rotation.

I got him for next to nothing and he’s been my 4th best pitcher for the year. Any underlying stats that say he’s outperformed himself this year?

Possibly looking at Ryu, Corbin, Verlander, Buehler, Gray as potential targets of guys who are rebuilding teams.

Options on waivers would be Pinaeda ,Samadzija, Desclafani, and Leake…

jose
jose
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

It’s obviously going to take more than Woodruff for any one of those guys, but what do you see Woodruff being in the years to come? top 25 pitcher? Top 10?

jose
jose
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Thanks

G
G
2 years ago

Who would you rather have rest of season – Clevinger or Madbum? And for a utlity/bench spot, how would you rank Puig, Mancini, Riley as I might need to offer two of them for one of these pitchers if I want them. Thanks as always.

pinkman
pinkman
2 years ago

Damn, that Nova start completely slipped under my radar… I usually check SON the day before too and missed it, that would have been really useful. Instead I went with stinky Martin Perez… such a hot and cold start for him. He walks the first two Yankees, then gets EE to ground into a triple play. Then, he strikes out Sanchez, Hicks & Voit 1-2-3 in the second and seems to be sailing to the IVictory coast, only to get punked in the fifth by a Lemahieu blast, walks Judge for a third time & gets pushed out of the game before qualifying for the win. UGH… rant over.

I made that trade in my deep AL-only (all my draft picks for Judge and Kelley) and my team went up 10 points last week. Pitching is still abhorrent, but I can’t miss any more obvious stream starts going forward!

Starting D German @ MIN today vs Gibson?

pinkman
pinkman
Reply to  pinkman
2 years ago

Also Leclerc, Kennedy or Workman over Iglesias?

luvdarooks
2 years ago

Also.. in 5×5 NL, 2 catcher using BA : who better next year ? an $11 Mejia or an $8 Alfaro?

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
2 years ago

Already going with Clevenger, Ryu, Marquez and Luccesi. Options for the rest of my starters this week are:

Reynaldo Lopez vMIA ($9.9) and vNYM (-$3.6)
T Richards v ARI ($8.7) but he just got hammered, and I am leery.
Urquidy @STL ($9.7)
Plesac @KC ($1.8)
VV @DET ($4.6)
Gausman @PHI ($0.1)

1) Can you rank the six guys above?

2) And would you start any of them in a 12 teamer?

Carl
Carl
2 years ago

12 man keeper league w/ little value in the draft

I trade the following:

Severino
Paddack
1st/2nd/3rd round picks

for

Rafael Devers
Shoehai Ohtani (hitter)

Thoughts?

uncle ernie
uncle ernie
2 years ago

I have Price,Cole,Giolito,Scherzer, Sale and Wheeler as my starters. I was just offered Sale for Bell. With Edgardo Rodriguez and Sonny Gray on waivers would you swing this deal. Thanks

Coolwhip
2 years ago

Keston was actually a late scratch yesterday due to a tight quad. the question is did Counsel make it up? hmmm. Is Counsel the Manchurian Manager secretly working for the Cubs??? the perfect plant!

Coolwhip
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

I have no faith in Counsell knowing anything, lol. Just look at his batting stance! how you are you supposed to get around on a 97 heater with that? answer: you can’t. I think Counsell is just jelly of his power… in his best season Counsell hit 9 HRs… 9!!!

Coolwhip
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

more like CounSELL! amirite? high five!

HappyJax
HappyJax
2 years ago

Please rank for ROS – Yarbrough, Urquidy, Wojciechowski. Thx.

Sunshine On A Cloudy Day
Sunshine On A Cloudy Day
2 years ago

Beiber or Benintendi (ROS)

12 Team H2H 8 Keepers; neither are likely kept . . .

Deriler
Deriler
2 years ago

SAGNOF, but choose one

Robles
Kennedy
Romo
CMart
Davis

uncle ernie
uncle ernie
2 years ago

Price or Tanaka for rest of season overall