I wanna geek out for a second.  You with me?  Orf course you are, because I say “Orf course” and you’re still reading!  Entering yesterday’s game Anthony Rendon (3-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 14th and 15th homer, hitting .285) was 19th overall for 3rd basemen on the Player Rater, in a virtual tie with Miguel Andujar and Ryon Healy and right behind Derek Dietrich.  Hey, over-the-internet friend, that’s awful.  Third basemen are not exactly stacked like hamburgers at IHOB either.  There’s seven top tier ones ($17+).  For context, there’s ten elite shortstops.  There’s 16 shortstops at $11+, and only eleven 3rd basemen.  I don’t think you heard me, Derek Dietrich has been more valuable than Rendon so far this year, or sofa if you’re reading in a furniture store.  Rendon already spent the 1st half taking the craps out, so, yo, I think he can roll up to 7 at the position by season’s end.  The route he’s taken has definitely been the hard way.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Ryan Zimmerman – Expects to return next Friday.  I told you he didn’t retire! *erases giant X over Zimmerman’s name and arrow pointing to him that reads “Retired”*

Bryce Harper – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 23rd homer, hitting .213.  Bryce, man, bro, clown question shutter downer, stop trying to emulate Adam Dunn.

Ryan Madson – 1 IP, 0 ER, and his 4th save, ERA at 5.13, as Kelvin Herrera pitched the 8th.  Nats manager, Davey Martinez, pulled out that old school move, using the guy to close who has been with the club for a while, and not the new guy.  So lame, it’s almost like Martinez has no clue Herrera was the closer on another team.  This is in the same nonsense box with ‘stats don’t carry over from league to league in the box scores.’  There’s interleague now, you dipshizzes!

Amed Rosario – Didn’t play yesterday.  Classic Mets:

Jose Bautista – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .219.  Has actually been a solid pick up for the Mets.  Though, that’s comparing Bautista to the likes of Jay Douche and You-Must-Be-Jokin’ Frazier.

Asdrubal Cabrera – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 17th homer, hitting .282.  After the game, Asdrubal adjourned to his hotel room, wrapped his finger around the phone cord, and coyly asked his agent if there were any offers getting him the hell off the Mets.

Charlie Morton – 4 1/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA up to 2.96, and now two straight mediocre starts.  Morton will actually appear in this afternoon’s Buy, Sell, Hold video, and, if you look at how often he’s thrown this many innings in a season, I bet you can guess which segment of the video he’s going to appear in.  I know, it sucks.  I don’t own him, but I gotz that empathy, as a philosopher graffiti artist would tag a subway car.

Tony Kemp – 1-for-2, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam (3) and legs (7), hitting .297.  Kyle Tucker who?!  Is a top 3 prospect in Prospector Ralph’s top 100 prospects for 2018 fantasy baseball at the midseason point.  I know, Random Italicized Voice, it was a figure of speech.  Kyle Tucker who’ is a figure of speech?  Is that a noun or verb?  Forget it.

Collin McHugh – 1 2/3 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 0.99.  On the Player Rater, if you put RP in the Pos column, you will see a ranking of only RPs.  Look where McHugh is.  Hint:  it’s high.  Real question:  who has the most IP in the 2nd half for the Astros, McCullers, Morton or McHugh?

Trevor Cahill – 3 2/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 3.10, as he was activated from the DL.  Serious question:  if you were sitting on an airplane about to make a cross country flight and Cahill, Garrett Richards and Rich Hill were to step on, would you get off the plane or just call your loved ones in case something were to happen?

Nick Martini – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs as he hit leadoff.  First of all, we know Nick Martini is really Niko Goodrum in disguise!  It’s obvious!  Second, don’t hit Martini leadoff in the A’s lineup, because now I’m reading the lineup fast as a Martini of semen.  I nearly had a heart attack.  Third of all, there’s no third of all!

Jorge Alfaro – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .253.  Alfaro’s a weird cat.  No, he doesn’t look like one of those hairless cats, those are weird though.  He’s weird because when he gets into a baseball like he did yesterday, he looks like a 20-homer hitter, but, yeah, he has six homers.

Nick Pivetta – 6 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.58.  See what happened here?  He knew I rage-dropped him after his last debacle and decided to pitch well while not on my team.  Masterson used to hold this title years ago, but we have a new one:  Nick Pivetta, Passive Aggressive Starter.

Trey Mancini – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer.  To everyone who said this preseason, “Grey, your smarts are only surpassed by your rugged good looks, but aren’t you worried about Mancini’s ground ball tendencies?”  And I said, nah, he’ll be fine.  Yeah, as they say in Latin America, mea culpa.  Mancini is hitting .220 and ground balls have tanked his value.  He’s currently hitting more grounders (57.3%) than Dee Gordon.  Woof.

Kevin Gausman – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.33.  The worst things I’ve done this season were trusting any Orioles player for anything:  Gausman, Mancini, Bundy and Schoop.

Logan Morrison – Hit the DL with a left hip impingement, which is different than when a Dead Head gets a phone number wrong and keeps calling you thinking you’re their brother.  That’s a “lefty hippie is pinging me.”  You thought the robocalls about interest rates were bad?  Imagine an aging hippie thinks your phone number is his brother’s and won’t stop calling it.  You’re better off just pretending to be his brother, because the calls will never stop.  “Are you coming up to San Fran to see the cover band, Dread Zeppelin?”  “I’m not your brother, but I will come for you.”

Blake Snell – 3 IP, 3 ER, ERA up to 2.27.  Marla Gibbs never pitched in the All-Star Game and neither will you!

Eddie Rosario – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 19th homer.  Oh, and you’re welcome for me ranking him 100+ spots in front of every other person and writing a sleeper post for him.

Kyle Gibson – 8 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.42.  *reverse lights pop on, reverse beeping commences*  Here we go back in on Gibson!  For what it’s Werth, his peripherals still say he’s borderline ownable everywhere, but, let’s just say, if he’s your number three, you better have deGrom and Scherzer as your #1 and #2.

Rafael Devers – Hit the DL with shoulder discomfort that has lingered for four (stutterer!) weeks.  That would’ve been nice to know.  I hope him and Travis Shaw get healthy over the break and come back with fire emojis.  <insert>The King of Wishful Thinking by Go West video playing in my head</insert>

Mookie Betts – 2-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 23rd homer, hitting .352.  Well, if it ain’t Mr. April!  Kidding, Betts is still the best.  L’chaim Mookie Bubbeleh.  I love you.

J.A. Happ – 3 2/3 IP, 0 ER, and 5 unearned runs, ERA at 4.29.  Holy ticker shock!  *licks pencil tip, begins to write*  Dear Mr. Happ, if you’re trying to get traded to the Yankees, getting your ass handed to you by the Red Sox isn’t the best way to go about that.  Also, make sure to clean your hands before you eat, you were just holding your ass.

Teoscar Hernandez – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer, hitting .259.  You ever have a guy who you own that you completely forget about?  There’s likely better guys out there, but I have so many other concerns on my team I don’t have time to worry about him.  We should have a glossary term for a guy like this.  Please suggest in the comments.

Wade Miley – 5 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.38, as he was activated from the DL.  If the Brewers bump Purr-rawr-ta from the rotation for Wade Miley, Counsell should be painted green, put into his batting stance and planted on Ellis Island for pictures with tourists.

Jesus Aguilar – 1-for-4 and his 24th homer, hitting .307.  Make the Home Run Derby Jesus Aguilar vs. Max Muncy and leave it at that.  “Hey, this is Chris Berman and we’re going back back back back back back back back back back back back back–” *sparks fly from his ears* “Hurry!  Berbot is malfunctioning!”

Jameson Taillon – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.91.  Finally, a borderline starter has a convincingly great start!  Halleberrylujah!  His peripherals — 8.75 K/9, 2.6 BB/9, 3.55 xFIP — have finally nudged themselves into position where he is a no doubt number three fantasy starter.  Hurry up and trade him to the Astros so he can be an ace!

Garrett Richards – Will have Tommy John surgery.  When PRP doesn’t morph to BRB.

Tyler Skaggs – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.57, as he was activated from the DL.  Give him a chance, people!  He’ll get back to the DL soon enough.  You’re so impatient.  Orf course, in the meantime, I would own him if he’s out there pitching.  Though, I’d prolly look at the Stream-o-Nator first on his matchups.

Albert Pujols – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 15th and 16th homer, hitting .251.  Elias Sports Bureau said Pujols was the first 96-year-old man to hit two homers in one game, beating Minnie Minoso by four months.

David Fletcher – 2-for-5 and his 1st homer, hitting .273, and in the leadoff slot now.  Fletcher, aka Mr. Underhill, won’t be in this afternoon’s Buy column, but I will be cyclops’ing very closely.

Justin Upton – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and a slam (18) and legs (5), hitting .249.  Know what’s a little bit crazy?  Pujols is only two homers behind Upton and hitting for a better average, while being 68 years his senior.

Ian Kinsler – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs, hitting .218.  Solid game for The Fun Police.

Ross Stripling – 6 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.08.  Stripling would like to tell you what to do with your April takes of, “The Dodgers should start trading off their pieces.”

James Paxton – 2/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 3.70 and left with lower back soreness.  Don’t worry, there will be time in the 2nd half for a more serious injury from him.  I’m not kidding.

Luis Severino – 5 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 1 K (!), ERA at 2.31 vs. Corey Kluber – 7 1/3 IP, 6 ER, 10 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.76.  “Hello, this is Joe Buck, and we’re here for a beautiful night in the Bronx, which is not something you hear often unless you’re snuggling with Kyle Schwarber.  We are in for a pitchers’ duel from these two guys.”  Two hours later, “Brett Gardner is very handsome.”

Brett Gardner – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 8th and 9th homer, hitting .257.  With a jawline like his, are you surprised he’s hot?

Jose Ramirez – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 28th homer, hitting .296.  I don’t want to punch down.  That’s no fun.  What I mean is making fun of sites that are less popular than Razzball.  I want to punch up.  I want to make fun of people who are more popular.  That is why it is my privilege to bring you Sports Illustrated’s March post, “Jose Ramirez vs. Josh Donaldson,” where they concluded Donaldson is the safer option!  HAHAHAHAHAHAHA–Breathe, Grey, breathe!  *places Dennis Hopper’s air mask on mouth, inhales, exhales, centers self*  But, seriously, I didn’t know Sports Illustrated had fantasy coverage either.

Didi Gregorius – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 16th homer, hitting .260.  Good that The Gregorius D.I.D. heated up again because Aaron Boone plopped him in the three hole for better or worse.

Joey Lucchesi – Sent to the minors, but this sounds like a procedural move because of the All-Star break and it was announced followed by the Law & Order chung-chung sound effect.

Trevor Story – 1-for-3 and his 18th homer, hitting .289.  He’s easily going to appear in next week’s top 100 for the 2nd half, only question is how high, starring Red and Method Man.

Robbie Ray – 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 5.03.  As his best start in forever comes in Coors.  I will now laugh myself into tears.  You should turn away, it’s going to be an ugly cry.  The Rockies scored 19 runs on Wednesday and all Robbie Ray does this year is DOOKIES, and I’m not saying he’s a nostalgic tape-head and silk printing the cover of Green Day’s Dookie album onto shirts.  I’m saying he’s been unstartable against everyone!  I need a nap.  *shuts eyes standing, five seconds later claps hands*  I’m back, but still annoyed.  I wish I felt great that Ray was now back, but this start in Coors is going to lead to a total shizz show on the other side of the break.

Shelby Miller – Hit the DL with elbow inflammation.  Why does Dr. James Andrews always carry an umbrella?  Because everywhere he goes he makes it rain.

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Fish
Fish
4 years ago

Remember when everyone was freaking out over Goldschmidt? Now he has 20+ HR and an OBP approach .400.

Good times.

Control Towers
Control Towers
4 years ago

Great stuff as always Grey. I even clicked on a few of the ads and accepted the corresponding virus’ to show my support!

Barney Graham
Barney Graham
4 years ago

Need your expertise!!

I’m officially playing for next season in a 12 team NL-ONLY 5×5 keeper lg (we keep 4 players with no salaries)

In examining the past 3-4 drafts in my league, I’ve noticed how thin and unreliable the pitching is that makes it into the draft pool. With that said, I’m curious as to whether it would make more sense to have 2 elite aces and build my offense in the draft and focus on pitching later in draft.

My keepers are currently

Nolan Arenado
Ozzie Albies
Max Scherzer
Paul Goldschmidt

Would it make sense to move Goldschmidt for Nola? I see it this way….Nola at 25 is probably the safest NL-ONLY SP to target in a keeper lg….every other upper tier SP carries significant risk.

Kershaw – back issues
DeGrom – injury/Mets might trade him to AL
Thor – same as DeGrom
Bum – not nearly as dominant anymore

Not to mention, the strong SP are kept – In this year’s draft in my league, the best SP taken in the draft were –

Cueto, Rich Hill, Jeff Smarz, Gio Gonzalez, Godley, Jon Gray, Wacha, Teheran.

Am I missing something? Do I move Goldy for Nola? Does having 2 Aces in hand to start the year do more for me than having Goldschmidt?

Thanks!

Big Dog
Big Dog
4 years ago

Currently have Andrus at SS and Baez at 2B. Would you drop Andrus for either Odor, Tim Anderson or Schoop in a 10-team H2H league where average and OBP are not categories but hits and walks are instead?

Odor has been hot since the benching and Schoop seems to have a pulse the past week or so. Andrus has been a zero but amazingly he had a good game vs Sale.

Pro Jj
Pro Jj
4 years ago

Which side of this trade do you like in a roto league
Rendon, Hamilton, Trumbo, Nola or Desmond, Merrifield, Cruz Verlander….and is it close for you?

Johnnyhobbes
Johnnyhobbes
4 years ago

Okay, although I want to hold on to Morton…. I am willing to allow Morton to go for a #B. My current 3b is Devers. So here are the options I can consider:
Morton and Devers for
A) Javier Baez
B) Eugenio Suarez
C) Nicholas Castellanos

Order of preference Please, Sir

Also- What does your eye tell you about Eric Lauer,?

Also also You go Anibal Sanchez over Cahill right now or ROS?

THanks

CP
CP
4 years ago

Heyward or N. Williams ROS?

RICE
RICE
4 years ago

Hey Grey!

Looking at the shortened post-All Star game week and I see that St. Louis and CHC play 5 games. Which one of the following would you stream for the week?

Heyward
Addi Russell
Wong
Gyorko

Thanks in advance!

RICE
RICE
Reply to  RICE
4 years ago

@RICE: …All 5 games are @ CHC

uncle ernie
uncle ernie
4 years ago

With the second half in mind. I’m thinking of offering up either Bumgarner or Boz Skaggs and Gurriel for his Carlos Martinez and Abreu (who’s struggling mightily). I think there’s upside in both C Mart and Abreu. Thanks

uncle ernie
uncle ernie
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Bum or Skaggs in the offer

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
4 years ago

Good morning, Grey!

Which will be the best 2 ROS in RCL… C Santana, STL’s Jo-Mar, Maikel?

Thanks a lot!

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Very well said. Correct as usual, King Friday

Seismic DDT
Seismic DDT
4 years ago

ROS Peralta or Buehler

Jimmy Lin
Jimmy Lin
4 years ago

Which two for ROS?
Steven Piscotty
Adam Eaton
Carlos Gonzalez
Jason Heyward
Brian Anderson

C
C
4 years ago

Yo Grey –

Have read everyday throughout the first half and am headed into the break in 1st most likely in my 12 team roto 6×6 (OBP and holds) league. That said, I feel like I need to do something to improve my middling bats (I am tops in almost all pitching categories). What do you think – or should I sit tight and hope my bats warm up a bit in the second half? Here’s my roster:

C – C. Ianetta
1B – J. Abreu
2B – B. Dozier (recently traded for him)
3B – T. Shaw
SS – F. Lindor
OF – G. Polanco
OF – C. Yelich
OF – G. Stanton
Util – E. Hosmer
Util – A. Eaton
Bench – J. Profar

SP – C. Sale
SP – B. Snell
SP – C. Morton
SP – C. Archer
SP – R. Ray
RP – C. Knebel
RP – B. Treinen
RP – F. Vasquez
P – A. Bradley
P – A. Colome
Bench – K. Kela
Bench – D. Betances
Bench – R. Osuna

Shin-Soo Choo Choo
Shin-Soo Choo Choo
4 years ago

12 team 5×5 with OBP redraft

I’m doing great with HR, W and Ks, fine with RBI, SV, WHIP and SB, terrible with runs and OBP.

Looking to trade my Morton. Please rank by fairness/preference:

A) Morton for Odubel
B) Morton plus Happ for Freeman
C) Morton for Bryant
D) Morton for Hoskins and S. Greene

Thanks in advance.

GMAN
GMAN
4 years ago

Deep league, do you drop CarGo or Almora for Span, Jay, Duggar, Hanson or Pillar?

GMAN
GMAN
Reply to  GMAN
4 years ago

@GMAN: Eaton’s out there too now

William Hung
William Hung
4 years ago

@Grey: #ShallowLeagueProblems

Looking to free up a spot for an SP streamer/closer

Batting cats are: standard 5 plus OBP and Ks – which batter is my drop:
C- Posey
1B- Abreu
2B- Merrifield
3B- Rendon
SS- Lindor
OF- Desmond, Betts, Rosario
UTIL- Shaw
B- Gallo, Tucker, B-Ham

I was hoping that the combo of Gallo/B-Ham would lead to a 40/40 frankenstein player and I’d kill teams in HRs and SBs each week, but it hasn’t quite worked out that way

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: yeah I was leaning that way too – I was so pumped when Gallo was dumped by another team thinking I was getting a great buy low bat

Raider
Raider
4 years ago

Stream for tomorrow- Flaherty home vs Reds
Castillo at Cards
Newcomb home vs dbacks

One or none?

Smell The Glove
Smell The Glove
4 years ago

12 team 7×7 keeper league (OPS and TB): Drop Deshields for Heyward, Teoscar or Gallo? Or hold?

Fish
Fish
4 years ago

Speaking of garbage: Yahoo.

I would like to personally thank them for being lazy AF by having two Othani’s rather than rewriting their code to deal with him. It has really screwed over his managers who own him as a pitcher. Now that Othani (the batter) is off the DL, hit SP owners cannot keep him on said DL despite the fact that he may not throw a single pitch the rest of the season… or next. And, of course because he’s two separate players we don’t get to enjoy the ABs he accrues.

Awesome.

[Rant over]

Fish
Fish
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

If it’s a one-and-done league, no worries. Just drop him.
Pretty much sucks for a large portion of managers who plays keeper or dynasty formats.

Did no one seriously consider the ramifications of such a decision??? I mean, I know Brad Evans has no foresight beyond the next hype-inducing adjective he finds in his “Dictionary for Gen-Xers who want to sound like Millennials,” but Jesus…

(Okay, so I lied about the rant being over)

Fish
Fish
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

Talents should be in quotes.

Rum Ham
Rum Ham
4 years ago

10 team QS league. Maeda or Felipe Vazquez ROS?

AllThePrettyStantons
AllThePrettyStantons
4 years ago

RE: “You ever have a guy who you own that you completely forget about? There’s likely better guys out there, but I have so many other concerns on my team I don’t have time to worry about him.”

Set and Meh-get?

200 Proof
200 Proof
4 years ago

Grey,

I need K’s to close out this week strong in my H2H and not too worried about ERA. Should I start Tyler Anderson at home against SEA (has 25 Ks in his last 3 home starts) or Andrew Suarez at home against OAK (OK Ks but great ERA over his last 6 starts)?

Thanks!

Jason Murray
Jason Murray
4 years ago

Javy Baez and Archer or Carlos Martinez and Dee Gordon in a 12-team H2H keeper? Thanks!

Gotime
Gotime
4 years ago

So traded away my Bauer for Springer, my hitting has been rolling 1st in every cat, 3rd in SB, now it’s trying to stay afloat with my risky pitching. H2H weekly league.
Carrasco Maeda Wood Eflin Folty Flaherty Pivetta Newcomb .. do you use a season move to sub out any of these arms for Bieber CRodon or hold for now.

Gotime
Gotime
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Thanks, the whole ERA vs. xFIP is a headache, true stat that if those above pitchers were pitching more to their xFIP Carrasco Maeda Wood Folty Flaherty Pivetta are all ranked within top 25 for pitchers and most with decent K/BB ratios… ugh what evs…

LenFuego
LenFuego
4 years ago

How about a Jack-In-The-Box, or a Jack-On-The-Bench?

The Shoe
The Shoe
4 years ago

Happy Friday, Grey!

A. Say it ain’t so with Morton – I guess you’ll cover this in the buy/sell column later, but are you betting Morton won’t even be pitching during the fantasy playoffs period? If he is still pitching, how much will he regress?

B. Still grinding away at a deal for an SP1. 12 team H2h points league. Here’s something I’m cooking up: My Arenado plus one or two of Quintana, Bieber, Gibson, Eflin, Clevinger for his Bauer and Muncy (he’s short on SP, so sending back 2 could help). Is it even? Which pitcher(s) would you try on my end first?

D. In terms of keeper values, for next year, Arenado will be $38 and Bauer $14. I have Bregman for $19 who I can probably slot over to 3B next year. Do you think the deal makes sense for me with regards to keepers?

The Shoe
The Shoe
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: B. Yah, I don’t want to Torenado, but I think I need to make a move to boost my pitching.

The first place team has Kershaw, Kluber, Berrios, Sale, Bundy, Flaherty, and he’s running a 6RP setup with dominant relievers. My staff is Morton, Quintana, Gibson, Eflin, Clevinger, Stripling, Eovaldi, Bieber. My offense should be at least a half a step better than his (not sure what I even mean by half a step, haha), but I’m worried about my pitching keeping up. You think I’d be OK?

The Shoe
The Shoe
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Already praying haha. Ok, last thoughts/questions:

On the keeper question, how much do you like Bauer at $14 next year? He’ll be a top _____ pitcher next year? I also have Trout who I will keep at $72 (just can’t let him go yet, haha) who’s eating my budget so I’m looking at ways to save money.

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
4 years ago

I have Marwin in AL only. Would you replace him with Canha or Tony Kemp?

johnnyhobbes
johnnyhobbes
4 years ago

Name for Teoscar? Michael Conforto

Play Ball
Play Ball
4 years ago

Start Buehler tonight against the Angels?

CloudTown
CloudTown
4 years ago

Morning Grey!

Need to drop someone to activate Thor – 10tm keeper 7×7

Bieber, Flaherty, Eovaldi

Thinking it’s gonna be young Jack, agree?

FedDog
FedDog
4 years ago

Peraza just a SAGNOF or do you see him as much more? Need sbs but don’t want an empty SAGNOF, better to deal for Anderson at a similar value? Thanks Grey , have a GREYT wknd

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  FedDog
4 years ago

@FedDog: Is he that empty compared to Anderson? The only thing Anderson has on him is the HR’s really. Peraza has a much better avg, similar runs/rbi. I’d take Peraza for free unless you can get Anderson for cheap.

FedDog
FedDog
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

Rodon too much to give up for Anderson in OBP lg?

Lindorphins
Lindorphins
4 years ago

Re Teoscars of the world: player-in-law.

DodgersWindowClosed
DodgersWindowClosed
4 years ago

How about Morton and Seager for Severino?
Trust Seve much more than Morton?

b the esq.
b the esq.
4 years ago

Glossary term for a player you kinda forget about because you have other problems on your team has other needs:

L.P.I.T.A…..Lesser Pain in the Ass
Alz(heimers) Star
An “a meh zing” starter
An iphone 6……….nothing spectacular but won’t explode or burst into flames.

Keeks
Keeks
4 years ago

What is good everyone? Happy Friday.

12 team H2H – HR RBI SB OBP SLG x QS ERA WHIP K/9 Svs+Hlds

Currently rostering 6 SPs but rarely if ever use the bottom 2 guys
Bauer SP8
Nola SP9
Snell SP10
Corbin SP15
Clevinger
Archer

Daily starting lineup
1B Freeman
2B Chris Taylor
3B Rendon
SS Lindor
OF Mookie
OF Benintendi
OF Rhys
Util Khris Davis
Util Jesus Aguilar aka my large Venezuelan son (Having this dude as my 2nd best 1st baseman feels like cheating)

Bench: Acuna, Kike, Winker

Thoughts on my clevinger & Acuna for his Whit Merrifield & Siranthony Dominguez?

Thinking turn Acuna who is benched daily due to the guys in the OF & utils into an everyday 2B in merrifield, let taylor become 2b,SS,OF depth and drop Kike. And turn clevinger who I rarely find myself starting into the 13th ranked RP that can go for Svs+Hlds each day.

aardvark
aardvark
4 years ago

Trade cmart for Acuna?

Starz
Starz
Reply to  aardvark
4 years ago

@aardvark: Keeper league? Yes, no brainer. Otherwise, I guess, if you have plenty of pitching but I wouldn’t. Cmart will have a strong 2nd half and will likely match his draft cost as he’s finally healthy. Acuna is OK in re-draft leagues. You could get a better hitter back in a re-draft league for Cmart.

George Kershaw
George Kershaw
4 years ago

Hey Grey, for a 12 team keeper pick the OF to dump: Reddick, Nimmo, Meadows, Buxton. Thanks!!

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  George Kershaw
4 years ago

@George Kershaw: Reddick

Shin-Soo Choo Choo
Shin-Soo Choo Choo
4 years ago

Glossary term for a player you kinda forget about because you have other problems on your team you need to worry about:

Forget Me Lot

Ignoredamous

Insignificant Other

12 team 5×5 with OBP redraft

I’m doing great with HR, W and Ks, fine with RBI, SV, WHIP and SB, terrible with runs and OBP.

I was offered Chapman for my Morton.

Other team also has Odubel, Freeman, Bryant, Hoskins.

Thanks in advance.

c
c
4 years ago

for Teoscar:

A “Memento”. Remember that Guy Pierce/Christopher Nolan movie where he (Guy) can’t make new memories so he has to tattoo himself to remember who killed his wife? That’s Teoscar: you forget you own him because you’re so focused on the other suckitude(s) of your team. There are constant reminders, but you still forget him.

Erik
Erik
4 years ago

You don’t trust any Oriole? Hey, in Machado we trust, not those other ones.

stached1
stached1
4 years ago

A player that only looks hot because the players around him are so ugly – Bakersfield 10 (or insert name of a different awful place(Toledo? Cleveland? Detroit??))…

DonnieB
DonnieB
4 years ago

Should I take a look at Pujols as my DH over Yuli? Thank you handsome mustache. Your SI quote on Ramirez/Donaldson was hilarious. Where was Bauer ranked in SPs? 50-70? Right behind Marco Estrada—maybe?

uncle ernie
uncle ernie
4 years ago

Good morning Grey. Speaking of Rendon. I just received an offer for Him. My Rendon and Maeda for his Suarez Markakis and Corbin. If and I know it’s a big if. Suarez and Markakis can maintain their pace it’s a no brainer. He would sub Paxton for Corbin if I want. What do you think Grey? Thanks

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b the esq.
Reply to  uncle ernie
4 years ago

@uncle ernie: Eugenio, Markakis and Paxton sounds good to me.

uncle ernie
uncle ernie
Reply to  uncle ernie
4 years ago

@uncle ernie: thanks for your input

Hebrew Hammer
Hebrew Hammer
4 years ago

Pujois and Upton lol love it!

Aguilar is being offered for trade (16 team Dynasty keeper, Legend, Contracts, Scouting, Epic, Minors).

The douchebag won’t say what he wants in return. What’s a fair trade offer?

BTW he’s the guy that posts everybody is up for trade, then doesn’t respond to trade offers.

Thanks!

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Hebrew Hammer
4 years ago

@Hebrew Hammer: Says the guy who doesn’t say who he has to offer. Top 5 closer? Tim Anderson?

c
c
Reply to  Cram It
4 years ago

@Cram It: oh snap. About to be a commenter fight.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  c
4 years ago

@c: Ha.

Hebrew Hammer
Hebrew Hammer
Reply to  Cram It
4 years ago

@Cram It:

His team is 2-10. Can’t get an answer what he’s looking for so CRAM it,
RPs: Doolittle, Greene, Matt Barnes, Knebel, Devenski, Ottavio. (he has Kimbrel)

I do have Ohtani, maybe go for that?

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Hebrew Hammer
4 years ago

@Hebrew Hammer: Since he’s probably giving up and it’s a dynasty, he might be looking for some young guys in return.

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
4 years ago

Why they move Paxton up a day? They should have given him a few extra days rest instead. Dopes!
Cards are now pitching Mikolas Sunday… same dopey move.

Robert
Robert
4 years ago

My McCullers for his Cain, who wins?

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Reply to  Robert
4 years ago

@Robert: Cain Sugar

Starz
Starz
4 years ago

WIll the real Greg Bird please stand up? His peripherals all scream break-out, until his next broken bone of course. You buying?
Grab him over N. Williams or M. Reynolds? Side-note, is Eaton worth holding?

Stupid Sexy Glanders
Stupid Sexy Glanders
Reply to  Starz
4 years ago

@Grey: @Starz: mini donkey only plays against lefties and even that will probably decrease when r-zimm is back shortly.

Starz
Starz
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Do you like one over the other in N. Williams vs. Bradley Jr? J. Bautista I guess could be added to that but meh.
Just looking to ride the hot-hand with this spot.

mrm3711
mrm3711
4 years ago

Hey Grey Gardens, great Friday post, can’t believe that SI story on J-Ram, incredible! While I won’t trade him for an old shoe, I am going to try and explore what I can get for Morton. Would you trade Morton for any of these guys (keeping in mind that I’m listing guys who are either at or below in value, because obviously I would love to trade him for someone awesome):

Khris Davis, Dozier, Greinke, Alex Wood, Scooter, Encarnacion, Springer, Haniger.

Thanks!

mrm3711
mrm3711
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: grazie! have a nice weekend!

SK
SK
4 years ago

Thanks for daily info, Grey. Always good to start off the workday with a quick read (and re-read).

Mixed H-2-H, 5×5 (plus QS and ‘L’ instead of ‘W’). With Garrett Richards gone, I’m looking for a back-end pitcher that might have some 2nd half upside. I grabbed Ervin Santana (as a spec-play) and put him right on the DL, so I’ve got an open spot. Thoughts on any of these guys? The Trade Analyzer has a few of them with some decent value…

– Lucchesi, A.Suarez, Pivetta, Jon Gray, Rodon, Samardzija, Sonny G.

Thanks….have a great weekend!!

Cram It
Cram It
4 years ago

Schmoprise

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Cram It
4 years ago

@Cram It: Schmo-get-me-not

Eric
Eric
4 years ago

So… I think it’s finally time to cut ties with Hosmer, despite my 8th round pick on him. What do you think of dropping him in favor of some hot bats (UTIL slot)?

Thanks.

Stupid Sexy Glanders
Stupid Sexy Glanders
4 years ago

14 team h2h redraft with OBP over AVG, hits and total bases added.
C cervelli (gonna get 1B soonish and probably have less off days, it’s not like bell’s doing anything anyway, used to be bell: will he hit for AVG with no HR or hit HR with no AVG, now he finally made up his mind, and found it’s much more amenable to just do neither)
1B au rizz (2B)
2B whit (1B/OF)
SS machado (3B)
3B healy (1B)
OF (3) rosario, yelich, schebler,
util (2) grichuk, joc
BN tucker, duffy (2B/3B)
DL puig

drop anybody (and who) for any of odor (very good for a while now), bird (this won’t last, but doing well for now). could also turn this into a stream slot, but i do have a decent amount of guys who either platoon or should (schebler, tucker, joc)

B.B.
B.B.
4 years ago

I am now in full on sell mode for Charlie Morton, what’s an offensive piece or pitching piece that would match his value?

Lindorphins
Lindorphins
4 years ago

With guys like Morton and McCullers possibly approaching innings walls, who are some starting pitchers of similar value that you’d target and expect to have better second halves? Thanks!

Top 20 Evan Gattis
Top 20 Evan Gattis
Reply to  Lindorphins
4 years ago

@Lindorphins:

Real question: who has the most IP in the 2nd half for the Astros, McCullers, Morton or McHugh?

as the owner of both McCullers and Morton – are both of huge concern?
is someone like Severino last year an anomaly to this spike in Innings pitched?

Fantasy Master Lothario!

DodgersWindowClosed
DodgersWindowClosed
4 years ago

1. Need steals. Trade Seager (bench bat) for Hamilton?
2. My Jo Ma and Seager for his Dozier and Norris ?

smegma
smegma
4 years ago

Offer my Newcomb/Gallo/Vazquez for his Stras/Arenado? Other team needs a closer and has full DL.

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b the esq.
Reply to  smegma
4 years ago

@smegma: If Im the Arenado owner theres no way Im doing that….

Mad Hungarian
Mad Hungarian
4 years ago

Teoscar Hernandez is a “ Milford Man”. Referring to the Milford Academy on Arrested Development where students blend in and are not seen or heard.

Peaches
Peaches
4 years ago

Forgot-a-schmotato

Fogimon
Fogimon
Reply to  Peaches
4 years ago

@Peaches: this is a good one. It could be shortened to Forgot-a-schmot

Peaches
Peaches
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Don’t abbreviate it.

Mad Hungarian
Mad Hungarian
4 years ago
Scuffy Mcgee
Scuffy Mcgee
4 years ago

Would you add Pujols over Hosmer at this point in 12 tm h2h? Or hang tight and pray for the second-half turnaround?

Scuffy McGee
Scuffy McGee
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Holding ever so gently

RTP123
RTP123
4 years ago

Can you pick two please ROS from the below collection of misfits:

Belt, Cron, Adam Duvall, Carlos Santana, Trumbo, Jose Martinez, Pujols

swat290
swat290
4 years ago

I always called those forgettable guys my Memento after the film cause even when I remember I have them, I forget about it a minute later only to be reminded again in a few weeks and the process starts all over. Plus they are apparently on my team for some reason, I just don’t know what that reason is!

swat290
swat290
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: HA! I’m gonna go with that….

Matt G.
Matt G.
4 years ago

Morning Grey,

Couple of questions for you about my 12-team H2H 5×5 (OBP and QS) fantasy squad. My current team is as follows:

C: Buster Posey
1B: Rhys Hoskins
2B: Whit Merrifield
3B: Nolan Arenado
SS: Trea Turner
OF1: Eddie Rosario
OF2: Khris Davis
OF3: Michael Brantley
UTIL: Eugenio Suarez/Max Muncy/Mazara
SP’s: Kluber, Newcomb, Manaea, Alex Wood, and Buehler
RP’s: Cody Allen, Morrow, Blake Parker, Britton
Bench: Matt Olson, Paul DeJong, Muncy/Suarez/Mazara (2 of the 3).

A friend of mine in the league is trying to get Arenado and/or Kluber from me, and he has possibly the most powerful infield I’ve seen in a 12-team league. He’s got Goldy, JoRam, Lindor, Machado, and Dozier as his utility. What are your thoughts on Machado vs. Arenado ROS and same goes for Ramirez vs. Arenado ROS? Any trade ideas to land Machado and/or JoRam, or do you think Arenado will have better stats ROS? Trying to get an idea of how much value I should be getting back for Kluber and/or Arenado. Let me know what you think when you have a chance please. Thanks for your help.

-Matt G.

Synyster
Synyster
4 years ago

Grey!!!!

I feel like Hosmer is killing my avg/obp, but I guess I can always sunofabench him? Is it worth dropping him for daniel murphy, or hold? Lineup as follows…Thanks!

C. Cervelli
1B. Hosmer
2B. JoRa
3B. Machado
SS. Didi
OF. Trout
OF. Merrifield
OF. Cain
Util. Brantley
Bench. Bellinger

Also drop Peralta (or Zim?) for Odorizzi, or hold in a 6×6 w/ QS.

Stripling, Snell, Chapman, Britton, Norris, Bauer, Zimmerman, deGrom, Manaea, Ed-Rod, Berrios, Peralta, DL-Wacha.

Dave Funnell
Dave Funnell
4 years ago

All week I’ve been let down by my pitching staff like a good girl at a speed dating site. Everyone of them showed potential but quickly disappointed. And even when I benched them (Ray at Coors), they disappointed the negative potential I thought they had.

Here’s my staff:

Stripling, MadBum, deGrom, Kluber, Happ, Ray

Your comments about Ray concerned me for the shizz show….is that a long term show or a one time appearance that’s worse than expected ? Also, Happ has gone from startable to downright ugly.

Here are those available: Hendricks, Gibson….or stream using the Stream-o-nator, or look at Ralph’s top 100? Hold?

We lose points for hr allowed, hence my frustration.

Alex
Alex
4 years ago

Would you deal Whit for Carlos Martinez in a 12 team 6×6?

Alex
Alex
Reply to  Alex
4 years ago

@Alex:

How about Whit and Morton for G. Cole?

Hepcat13
Hepcat13
4 years ago

When do you predict Vlad the Impaler will finally rise? In a standard, H2H Yahoo, 12 team, 5×5 is it safe to drop, say, Dietrich and stash Guerrero Jr. on the bench now, or is it still too early?

Thanks!

Hepcat13
Hepcat13
Reply to  Hepcat13
4 years ago

@Hepcat13: Or on the Pitcher side, drop Soria for Vlad instead? Thanks again

Fogimon
Fogimon
4 years ago

Or in my best Eminem voice, “Forgot about Te’

a2k
a2k
4 years ago

MRS STANWICK!!!!!!!

Fogimon
Fogimon
4 years ago

Glossary term; Found Money

I always found it funny when basketball brodcasters would use that for when a player like Dennis Rodman made a shot.

A fresh variation would be; Couch Coin

Matchstick March
Matchstick March
4 years ago

With Buehler back today, do you like him for the rest of the year over any of the following pitchers

Eovaldi
Peralta
Eflin

Mr. Sweat Necklace
Mr. Sweat Necklace
4 years ago

Rank ROS: Lemahieu, Odor, Hosmer, Gurriel, Ed. Escobar

Ten team 6×6 OPS weekly matchups

Deal Treat Urner and Darvish for Springer and Segura?

Evil Knebel
Evil Knebel
4 years ago

So if I’m trading Morton for a pitcher, who am I looking for? Greinke? Madbum? Or try and package him with a hitter for an upper echelon guy, my offense is far and away the best in the league.

Old School Brother
Old School Brother
4 years ago

Streamonator loves Walker Beuhler today. Roll the dice?

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b the esq.
Reply to  Old School Brother
4 years ago
KailuaBoy
KailuaBoy
4 years ago

Pass Pass Goose!

For the player you kind of forget about on your team.

Aloha!

Fungazi 2.0
Fungazi 2.0
4 years ago

10 Elite SS?? Have they outnumbered the Elite 1B group as your high average sluggers? Where the hell the top 1B tier gone?

Raider
Raider
4 years ago

When owned and forgotten- Ownbeknownst to me
Paxton was scheduled to start today at COL and got moved up- stupid mariners!

Fogimon
Fogimon
4 years ago

Was offered MadBum (non keeper). Strasburg (non keeper), and Wade Davis for my Yelich & Bichette in a keeper league. Bum and Strasburg cannot be kept.

I currently sit in 3rd, 10 team 5×5 roto. Would you pull the trigger?

Replacing Yelich in my OF would be Bauers or E.Nunez

Josh C
Josh C
4 years ago

Bieber should probably ride the pine tonight vs. Yanks… would you agree?

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b the esq.
Reply to  Josh C
4 years ago

@Josh C: yup

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Josh C
4 years ago

@Josh C: i don’t know about all that SON has it 12.3.

Josh C
Josh C
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

thanks everyone.

Joel
Joel
4 years ago

Hi.

What are we doing with Eovaldi tonight vs Minnesota?

We love him. He’s been utterly dominant thus far but SON does NOT like what’s for supper.

After sitting both Ray and Pivetta last night, I’ll eat anything placed in front of me. Let’s just hope desert (Crème Bûehlér) isn’t burned.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Joel
4 years ago

@Joel: If you’re not starting him against a bottom half offense, then you shouldn’t own him.

Joel
Joel