To the Muppet Show theme song, “It’s time to face the music!  It’s time to say Asdrubal Cabrera is all right!  It’s time to meet the Rangers on the Rangers show tonight!”  Asdrubal Cabrera went 2-for-4 and his 8th and 9th homer, hitting .222.  Guess you can say that was an Asdouble homer night!  Give me some skin up in the air!  No?  Okay.  Asdrubal went cold the past three weeks after having a hot two weeks prior, and it sounds like I’m writing his autobiography.  So, finally he said to his 4th grade gym teacher, “I will be someone one day,” and that teacher was Hunter Pence, who also hit a home run, his 9th as he hits .307.  Pence aka The Gangly Manbird aka the Zombino aka the inflatable wavy guy outside of a used car lot has six homers in the past 11 games.  He sure doesn’t stink, but you know who does?  Rougned Odor (1-for-4, 3 RBIs, hitting .169) hit his 7th homer.  Odor…Odor…Odor…Odor…*my back is pressed against a giant gym sock*…Odor!  Seriously, you know when 25 homers is not feasible?  When it comes with a .170 average. Pick up the pace, Odor, you odorous piece of pond scum!  All of this offense was plenty for Mike Minor (6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 2.51).  Nope, he’s not pitching as well as his ERA indicates, but at a certain point you have to say to yourself, “Do I want some flashy FIP, which I don’t even fully understand, or do I want to win my league?”  But those runs were only barely enough for Clocks singer, Chris Martin (1 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 4.66). Bring back the South African dictator, Leclerc, which I say quietly to myself, so no one gets the wrong impression. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Joey Gallo – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 14th homer.  That’s super whatever.  Those homers.  Ya know what’s got me standing through a sunroof in a car wash doing jazz hands?  He’s hitting .285!

Tim Beckham – 3-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .265, as he played 3rd base, because the M’s have to keep J.P. Crawford (0-for-4) in the lineup for some reason.  Guess the manager must find him Servais’able.

Brad Peacock – 5 IP, 0 ER, 2 hits, zero walks, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.59.  Besides his shellacking to the Twins (3 2/3 IP, 7 ER on 5/2), Peacock has been brilliant, like feathers on a…uh…hair clip won at a county fair that extends a mullet gracefully onto an American flag t-shirt.  What, I couldn’t use Peacock again!  He gets the Red Sawx next time, and the Streamonator still likes him.

Tyler White – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer, hitting .233.  2019 laughs at anyone just hitting their first home run six weeks into the season.  Jake Marisnick (1-for-3 with a dinger) has five homers, Tyler White, so you can stop hiding behind your big, burly beard.  Evan Gattis called and he wants his face back!  (And a job, anyone hiring?)

Eloy Jimenez – 0-for-4 as he was activated from the IL.  Great news for my one team where I own him. Now hit 17 homers in the next week, and we so good.

Ronald Acuna Jr. – 3-for-4 and his 10th and 11th homer, hitting .291.  Tildaddy says you can watch your cartoons!

Mike Soroka – 8 IP, 1 ER, 2 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 1.01.  Long overdue for a lede, and prolly should’ve had it last night, but he was facing the Aints, who are actually relying on Pablo Sandoval for offense.  The short of it on Soroka — Shortoka? — he’s not pitching as well as his numbers indicate. Of course, I’d own the crap out of him, but his 8.3 K/9 and 2.8 BB/9 leave a bit to be desired.

Austin Riley – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer in six games.  That’s an Au-Riley tater!  Maybe someone can hypnotize Juan Soto into thinking he was just called up.

Anthony Swarzak – Traded to the Braves for Arodys Vizcaino and Jesse Biddle. Such a goofy trade for the Mariners since Vizcaino is out for the year and a free agent in 2020. Any hoo!  It’s irrelevant for fantasy; Swarzak will likely work middle relief.  Then again, yesterday, Sean Newcomb (1 IP, 0 ER) saved the Braves game.  I’m still leaning on Luke Jackson for SAGNOF, but there was kinda no reason he wasn’t used yesterday.  Stay tuned!  Or not.  Your call.

David Price – 5 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.29, as he was activated from the IL. Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “Yes, you can borrow a paper clip, but only if you call them paper crips, because I twisted them into a shape of a gun.”

Rafael Devers – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and a slam (4) and legs (6), hitting .314.  Devers is on pace for a 15/20 season, which is almost as bizzonkers as Tommy La Stella’s year.  Devers’s line drive rate is 25.5% and his fly ball rate is 25.5%.  I mean, dubya tee eff?  His fly ball rate is bottom ten in the league, right there with Steven Duggar (ha), Eric Hosmer (woof) and LeMahieu (DJ 8 Home Run).

Michael Chavis – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .296.  Y’all go crazy for your Bren-Rod, Au-Riley, Kest-Hiu and Yor-Alva, while I’m over here rocking Mi-Cha and all he does is hit.  Okay, I love Au-Riley too.

Xander Bogaerts – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .285.  Chavis is out-producing Bogaerts!  Don’t even come for my enthusiasm.  I ain’t having it.

Jackie Bradley Jr. – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .146.  After Jackie Bradley Jr. hit that home run, he asked the catcher, “What do I do now?”

Edwin Jackson – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 6.30.  He’s on a record 14th MLB team. My guess for his 15th team is pitching on the team Jackie Bradley Jr. assembles when he’s doing tryouts for MLB teams, after he’s released by the Sawx.

Luke Maile – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer. Maile in French means, “The sound one makes when they remove their cigarette to say something, but decide it’s best left unsaid.”

Jurickson Profar – 2-for-5 and his 6th homer, hitting .201. If someone had the wherewithal to look at Profar’s hitting stats since Fiers’s no-hitter when Profar made a huge defensive play, or knew what a wherewithal was, I bet they’d find Profar has been hitting much better of late.  *intern whispers in my ear that Profar’s hitting near-.300 in the last week* Don’t clog up my brain with numbers!

Matt Olson – 2-for-3 and his 4th homer.  And we were worried about his hamate bone-less hand.  Dude’s hand has the backbone of a rubber chicken and he’s hitting!

Matt Chapman – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting .264.  Fun fact!  His last name derives from an American trying to fit in with a bunch of Brits.  “You’re a good chap….man. Did I do that right?”

Brett Anderson – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 4.14 vs. Carlos Carrasco – 5 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.30.  This start was billed as, “B.A./Carrasco, which is also the Spanish-language translation of Mr. T’s character on The A-Team.”  As for Carrasco, buy!  His peripherals looks gorgeous, the market is at its lowest, and buy! Buy! Buy!

Roberto Perez – 1-for-3 and his 6th homer, hitting .232.  On our Player Rater, Roberto Perez is above Buster Posey.  I don’t own Perez, but that brings me some joy — schadenjoy.

Yu Darvish – 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 5.06.  Last week I said Darvish looked fixed.  This week I’m saying, Last Week Grey was handsome, but Darvish isn’t entirely right yet.  “Thanks, wanna sign my yearbook?”  Shut up, Last Week Grey!  As the game went along, Darvish’s command got away from him and the Phils capitalized with RUNS.

J.T. Realmuto – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam (6) and legs (1). In a twist of irony, the Phils did some ketchup when Jerry Tomato squashed the Cubs.

Chris Paddack – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 1.93.  His ERA is there, in plain sight, gorgeous.  His WHIP…wait for it…here it is…oh, it’s magnificent…utterly beautiful…okay, I think I forgot it in the car, one second…here it is…his WHIP is 0.76!  Ha!  Yo, Paddack, are you a starter or the best reliever in baseball with that WHIP?

Franmil Reyes – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer.  The best $54 vending machine steak that fifty-four dollars can buy!

Luke Weaver – 6 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.14.  You’re no hot-buttery-biscuit-on-the-hood-of-a-Trans-Am-with-Tawny-Kitaen like Paddack, but Weaver’s putting together a fantasy #2-3 season.  If you’re wondering, the Streamonator thinks his next start is even better.

Jake Odorizzi – 5 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.38.  In similar boat as Minor, it’s a boat named, “Nah, of course, he’s not this good, are you flippin’ kidding me? But I’d still own him, Karen.”  Because all boats have to have female names.

Miguel Sano – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, and 2nd homer in three games.  Hey, if we can think Byron Buxton is fixed, why can’t we think Sano is too?

Luis Arraez – 3-for-4, 1 run, hitting .625 since his call-up.  In the hullabaloo of all the recent call-ups, one name that wasn’t talked about much was Arraez.  Prolly because he has three-homer power, seven-steal speed and is blocked by Schoop.  That’ll darken up the old bright side.  The positive is he has great contact rates and could hit .320.

Giancarlo Stanton – Will begin a rehab assignment with the High-A Tampa Tarpons.  They should really change that to the Sanitary Napkins.

J.A. Happ – 3 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 5.16.  Bravo J.A.! Watch What Happ In Live was worse than any crap that Andy Cohen ever produced.

Gleyber Torres – 2-for-4 and his 9th and 10th homer, hitting .298. Think the best thing any Yankee player can do this year is stay on the field, and Gleyber is doing that with gusto!  Also, on a side note, I believe he hits more home runs on short schedule days than anyone.  He’s the new Colby Rasmus!  Props if you get the reference.

Gary Sanchez – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 13th homer, hitting .265.  Gary’s owners from last year every time he homers this year, “That dirty Sanchez!”

Mychal Givens – 1 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.71. Mike Tyson was watching the Yanks robbin’ Givens in Baltimore and got sentimental for his old bae.

Hanser Alberto – 4-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam (3) and legs (2), hitting .287.  Alberto is your aunt’s favorite player, because at every family function, they sing, “Hanser…baby, Hanser! Gimme your heart, gimme gimme your heart…”

Renato Nunez – 2-for-3 and his 8th homer, hitting .220.  Rudy Gamble knows a good batty call when he sees it, even if he calls it a booty call.  Oh, Rudy, behave!

Anthony Rendon – 2-for-2, 2 runs and his 9th homer, hitting .342.  That ball was Rendon’d useless!  As in they would use it less because he knocked it into the stands.  Did it get better after the explanation?

Michael Conforto – Has been concussion free for the last three days.  As he told the media this, Robinson Cano collided into him.

Pete Alonso – 1-for-3 and his 15th homer.  He stopped having three-hit days on the reg like he was Tony Gwynn with power, so his jacks from the box don’t always come with a double-double and runs, but, if you see his homers, he’s still an easy 35-homer guy, and you shouldn’t be scared off by the average coming down to earth.

Amed Rosario – 1-for-3, 2 runs, and his 4th homer. In the spring, Amed said he was going to steal more this year.  He should run for office with how he keeps promises.  Drain the SAGNOF!

Carlos Gomez – 1-for-3, 1 RBI and his 1st hit for the Mets in 12 years.  Hey, Mets, way to get back in on him at the perfect buy low moment.

Yoenis Cespedes – Fractured his ankle in multiple places on his ranch in Florida.  According to reports, he had a mishap with a non-horse.  Sounds like a Mets-hap to me.  “Hello, I fractured both ankles at my ranch.” “Was it a horse?” “No, no horse, well…”  “It was a horse, wasn’t it?”  “Not exactly.”  “Were you riding a mop decorated to look like a horse?”  “No…Not even close.”  “What was it then, Yoenis?”  “I was dancing Gangnam Style.”

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prestige
prestige
3 years ago

Martin Perez only a $1 play at Angels tomorrow. SON just hating or not a fan of the start either?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
3 years ago

Are we thinking that Leclerc could be close to getting back in the hot seat?

The Harrow
The Harrow
3 years ago

signs of life (first time this year probably, DEF in back to back days) from JBJ. somebody told him about how much the raters liked him since he hit the ball so damn hard last year.

Mark
Mark
3 years ago

Mahle a hold or stream in a 12 team mixed league? Is his realistic upside a number 2, or not that high? Thanks!

Mark
Mark
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks Grey, but you think he’s a hold?

Mark
Mark
Reply to  Mark
3 years ago

(as opposed to a stream in a 12 team mixed)

CloudTown
CloudTown
3 years ago

Hey Grey,

Quick q, 14TM H2H points, Bauer and Peraza or Eloy and Paddack?

Trade Analyzer says it’s close, don’t want to lose innings at the end of the year.

Thanks!!

CloudTown
CloudTown
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks Grey, appreciate it! You’re the best!

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  CloudTown
3 years ago

yr likely to lose innings but gone varnish is already losing playing time and will get worse when scooter’s back. and there’s more reason to think eloy eventually will be worth a bit more anyway even if we assumed peraza’s playing time isn’t getting hurt.

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
3 years ago

16 team dynasty (i already had to drop bader, which sucks, and probably shouldn’t have, but STL is fucking (and had been) with his playing time for weeks; still, probably should’ve dropped like kiermaier or somebody, but steals hard to find), lots of added stuff, slugging, OBP over AVG, total bases, hits, OPS, steals %. for pitchers holds, K/9, K/BB, QS, net saves. 4 NA slots and up to 7 max prospect slots (150/50 at bats/innings max). anybody added after slow draft cannot be prospect list slotted but could be NA’d on active roster. trying to get cron in here and have to activate tellez. roto. after 2 years of being 1-2 most of the time i’ve fallen to 5th. jose ram not helping here.
C jansen (had drafted him at end of 2nd round in slow draft, but lately have been streaming different catchers)
1B miggy
2B jose ram (3B)
SS semien
3B chapman
MI ronny rod (tons of positions)
CI mancini (1B/LF)
LF desmond (1B/CF)
CF mookie (RF, got him at like 11th in opening year draft a couple of years ago, was nuts then as i pointed out, is more so since)
RF jd mart (LF, got him cheap too since he missed about a month in that draft year)
OF meadows (all OF)
OF pence (LF/RF)
util c.stewart (LF), mcmahon (1-3B)
BN (this many only from not wanting to drop people, would rather at least one more SP here, but FA is barren): tapia (LF, and good to own desmond/him together), brocktune (PIT, LF/RF), kiermaier (CF)
DL (infinite, we have fake rosters for more than 5 or suspended guys): r-zimm (1B)
NA (4): kieboom (could send down to stash cron here), trammell (LF)
SP (max 1750 innings): carrasco, paddack, morton, thornton, kelly (these last 2 had been streamers but only even half decent FA SP is pab lopez, lots of long men like cessa/j.james out there)
RP (max 6, one P slot): rivero (vazquez), yates, rogers, bearclaw, wittgren, crick
DL: kelley, lugo
NA: reyes, kimbrel
prospect list: tellez, mize, m.baez, kirilloff (me very happy to hear he’ll get 1B), larnach, k.robinson, x.edwards and extra DL guys being: cueto, shoemaker, morrow
who’s my drop for calling up tellez (could be him) he’s over his at bats. i could slide kieboom or trammell into prospect list, add cron to NA on active.

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
3 years ago

clearly this team needs some pitching, any stashed of SP better than cron here when i make this move of tellez up (or dropped) and kieboom sent down? all the standard guys are owned already (if i didn’t care about making close to my innings this year could add j.james but he’s been pretty bad mostly) but these are out there: l.allen, j.suarez.

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

ok, so l.allen over k.cron with this exact roster. and drop tellez not kiermaier/c.stewart/desmond (does at least work as a handcuff to tapia and obv COL). surprisingly tapia was dropped (but i guess that’s exactly what the guy who won bader for 15 thought too, but gotta think tapia has higher upside since COL + more playing time + bader has at NO level ever been even close to as good against righties as lefties)

herschel
herschel
3 years ago

@Grey: 12 team weekly roto redraft. would you drop corbin martin or bassitt for heaney?

thanks!

The Other JC
The Other JC
3 years ago

My Neris and Strasburg for his Bryant.
. My pitchers are Carrasco, Strasburg, Castillo, Berrios, Kikuchi and Bieber in a 12 team league. I would backfill with either Hill or stream. Hill just got put on waivers shockingly so unsure if I will get him.

Thoughts?

The Other JC
The Other JC
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Ok, deal is done. Turned out he wanted Luke Jax instead of Neris. Thanks.

So my “new team” is below. Need wire advice now! I have one move without having to make a drop.

Carrasco, Berrios, Bieber, Castillo, Kikuchi
Neris, Parker, Robles

Wire: Hill, Means, Maeda, Lucchesi, Heaney, Eickhoff, Matz, Teheran, Strahm, (please rank top three)

Drew
Drew
3 years ago

In 16-team Ops keeper, which side do you like? Vladito and DeGrom for JRam and Verlander? Fair?

First Time Caller
First Time Caller
3 years ago

1. My OF is so bad that I actually regret dropping Adam Jones! 12 teamer, H2H so I can be patient. All about September. Best on the wire: McNeil, Hamilton, Grichuk, Mercado, Fletcher, Goodwin, Tapia. My OF: Acuna, Hoskins, Maz, Polanco, Mallex and Myers. We play five. Myers last 30 days hitting .164 with 49% K rate. Plus he sits, so while I have hung in there with him….is it time to let him go? Btw, no trade takers for him either. Hold or deal?

2. Please pick three that are most likely be a closer come September? I know, not a fair question but there you have it…..Parker, Robles, Neris, Jackson, Newcomb, Strop,

Thanks

First Time Caller
First Time Caller
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thank you. Yes, I focus on building my roster for a playoff run. All or nothing approach. Second place is awful LOL

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
3 years ago

Pence vs Greg Polanco?

Help
Help
3 years ago

Can you rank these pitchers Weaver, Marquez, Wheeler, Bieber, Tanka
I am being asked to send two in a trade for Goldschmidt
I know any two is a fair offer but I don’t want to pick wrong… these are all my top pitchers

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
3 years ago

Hey Rudy! Tomorrow’s headline.

Bauer the Broken.

Swish.

Rudy Gamble
Reply to  frankgrimes
3 years ago

ha. i have him in tout wars so trying to keep a little faith. brutal stretch.

Help
Help
3 years ago

Can you rank these pitchers I’m being asked to offer up two for goldschmidt and I don’t know which two to pick… Marquez, Wheeler, Bieber, Soroka, Tanaka, Weaver

I know any two is a fair offer but I don’t want to choose wrong here

Uye
Uye
3 years ago

Hiura or Greg Polanco for runs

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
3 years ago

Most effective SP/RP eligible reliever in a Holds league – Junior Guerra or Sean Newcomb?

I’m leaning Guerra…

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Don’t want to come off like a dick (and it’s a couple of pretty lame guys to be comparing) but what’s your thinking there? Or is it a bit of coin toss?

ThE sHiT
ThE sHiT
3 years ago

The guy balked at Yandy in the deal cuz of the HBP the other day, so had to change it up. Now its Domingo German/Hunter Dozier/Verdugo for deGrom. I still like it for me. Especially since Bauer is crapping the bed again.

Dan
Dan
3 years ago

In 14 team h2h points league was offered Eddie Rosario/ Pablo Lopez for my Ryu/ Mercado

My other pitchers: Verlander, Buehler, Bieber, Giolito, Woodruff, Luchessi.

My Current OF: Conforto, Pham, Castellanos, Peralta, Soler

Thinking of accepting – agree/disagree? your wisdom is appreciated!

Russ
Russ
3 years ago

Hey Grey,

12 Team H2H Categories

Looking to add some power.

Matt Olson is available as a FA

Would you drop W. Calhoun or B. Hamilton for him? If so which one? (Have Senzel and J. Ramirez for speed if you think that is enough to let go of Hamilton, idk maybe I am overvaluing Hamilton for speed)

Thanks!

prestige
prestige
3 years ago

Best chance at the W this week?

Perez at Angels (Harvey)
Mengden home vs. Mariners (LeBlanc)
Font home vs. Tigers (Carpenter)

Or all bad?

aardvark
aardvark
3 years ago

Which side?
Gallo/ segura or freeman

aardvark
aardvark
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Even if segura is a bench bat?

aardvark
aardvark
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Ok thanks grey as always

Alex
Alex
3 years ago

Just got offered Freeland for Chavis. I have Chavis should I take the trade? Desperately need starting pitching.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
3 years ago

Lindor already with 7 homers and 5 steals. Could get to 30 and 20 pretty easily at that rate. I’ll take it.

Steve
Steve
3 years ago

Would you trade Brandon Lowe for Brendan Rodgers?
10 Team H2H – Goldy, Muncy, Story, Hunter Dozier, Acuna, Robles, Starling Marte, Khris Davis, Jean Segura, Jorge Polanco, Giancarlo, Conforto, Justin Upton, Bo Bichette, Yordan Alvarez, Cavan Biggio

lwomack58
lwomack58
3 years ago

Is Ryan McMahon going to Coors Field this weekend worthy of a pickup. I have one roster spot open.

Thank you

Pat
Pat
3 years ago

A day early, but has Giolito reached status that you are pitching him @HOU tomorrow? It’s a 12 tm roto league w/ QS. I’m currently amongst leaders in K’s, ERA and WHIP but slacking in QS if that makes a difference…

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Pat
3 years ago

2 days early actually lol. His start is Thursday

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
3 years ago

Pence or Calhoun?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Forgot Colorado home 9 days (starting Friday).
Pick 1: Tapia; Rodgers; or Pence.

Keith Labelle
Keith Labelle
3 years ago

I’m in a 12-team 5×5 roto.

Dealt Conforto, Franmil and La Stella for G. Cole. Thoughts?

Pick up Cl. Frazier, Eaton, Profar, Avisail or Smoak

toolshed
toolshed
3 years ago

Mikolas or Mahler ros? Mikolas has been a huge disappointment. I knew his k rate wasn’t going to be good but everything else is a mess too

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  toolshed
3 years ago

Mahle

Raider
Raider
3 years ago

10 tm h2h keeper with OPS as a category.
send Austin riley for raisel iglesais? Don’t especially need a closer but taking rileys place would be combo of buxton, olson… THoughts?

Bernie Brewer
Bernie Brewer
3 years ago

Starting Pitching staff consists of: Archer, Wheeler, Corbin, E. Rodriquez, Soroka, Gibson, Lucchesi, Clevinger (IL). 15 team league. Anyone worth dropping for Heaney as he comes off the IL?
Thanks!

Charlie
Charlie
3 years ago

Redraft H2H points
Which side do you like more?

Paddack/Strahm/Tatis Jr.
or
Nola/Price/Seager?

Thanks

Charlie
Charlie
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

What if Tatis and Seager were flip flopped?

Charlie
Charlie
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I have Tatis and Seager, so I was basically seeing which combination was better.
Which side do you like better here?

Paddack/Strahm/Seager
for
Nola/Price and I move Tatis off my bench to SS

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
3 years ago

Currently have the following 3 players on my DL (max of 3 DL spots):

Taillon
Clevinger
Jimmy Nelson

Would you drop Nelson to add Heaney?

Assuming no one adds Nelson, I should be able to stash him back on the DL once I drop a couple other streaming SP’s who are going in the next couple days.

prey879
prey879
3 years ago

Trying to maneuver a way for both but if I can only fit one would you rather Peacock or Giolito in a QS league?

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
Reply to  prey879
3 years ago

Giolito

Paul
Paul
3 years ago

Goldschmidt and Wil Myers for Bieber, Weaver, and Jose Martinez

What side wins?

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
Reply to  Paul
3 years ago

Probably Goldschmidt unless you really could use the arms

Bill
Bill
3 years ago

Would you rather have Eloy or Dahl in a 12 tm 5×5 OBP league ROS?

JC
JC
3 years ago

As a Luke Jackson owner, I am concerned about:

1. Newcomb
2. Kimbrel
3. The question you received today regarding Webb or Newcomb.

Is Luke a hold or drop in a 12 teamer, holds and saves league? My pen is Jackson, Robles, Neris and Crick. Parker is the best on the wire. He’s burned me before. Try him again or hold?

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  JC
3 years ago

Why do people hate Parker? He’s got a 1.10 ERA and WHIP under 1. How could he have burned you?

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
Reply to  Cram It
3 years ago

I’ve noticed Grey low on Parker too. I guess because he gets vultured a fair amount. But I own him everywhere and he’s been great; plus he’s on a solid team. I think Parker > Jackson

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Travis Hafner
3 years ago

Really? Yeah I guess he’s not the unheralded 9th inning guy there, but he’s got more saves than those that are. Shocked he’s even available.

JC
JC
Reply to  Cram It
3 years ago

Last year.

TBone
TBone
3 years ago

In 1st in a 12-team weekly 5×5 OBP league.
I’m deep at OF with Acuna, Harper, Bryant, Ozuna, and Robles (start 4).
I can slide Bryant to 3B, but also have Vlad or Muncy.

Would you deal Harper for:
1)Trevor Story
2) Trea Turner
3) Hold for now

Story/Turner owner wants Acuna, but I can keep him next year still so I’m not going there.

C – who cares
1 – P Alonso
2 – Muncy / Senzel
3 – Vlad
S – Polanco
O – Acuna
O – Harper
O – Bryant
O – Robles / Ozuna
U – Bell

My team has a lot of power…my SB are lacking though.
Polanco has been great thus far, but kind of boring in the counting stats.

TB
TB
Reply to  TBone
3 years ago

oops…

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  TBone
3 years ago

Take Turner.

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
Reply to  TBone
3 years ago

1 or 2, take Turner if you need the steals

HIDE ME
HIDE ME
3 years ago

Hiura or Ohtani ROS

Ed
Ed
3 years ago

Happy Pre- HumpDay ( Do with that what you will ha!)

Start Quintana against the Phils? or sit him? I have German & G Marquez and Verlander all going today so won’t leave me short on pitching in the least?
Thoughts?
Thanks as always

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
3 years ago

Giancarlo homered in a rehab game. Signs of life.

Jax
Jax
3 years ago

Hold on Aguilar, or drop for Profar, Moreland, or White Walker? Thx.

Trickrey
Trickrey
3 years ago

With Eloy being activated, I need to take him off the IL before I can make any add/drop or trades but having difficulty on who to drop. Any suggestions? At this point it might be Eloy himself…12 tm 5×5 OBP, QS, SV+H league

C – Christian Vazquez
1b – Freeman
2b – Chavis
3b – Austin Riley
SS – Mondesi
OF – Betts, Soto, Bryant
Util – Pete Alonso
Bench – Dahl, Voit, B Rodgers
IL – Eloy

SP – Buehler, Carrasco, Flaherty, Paddack, Caleb Smith, Giolito, Wheeler
RP – Pressly, Diego Castillo

Trickrey
Trickrey
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Sad to hear but fair. Goddamn Rockies!!

Thanks!

TBone
TBone
3 years ago

I have Jorge Polanco at SS in a 12-team weekly 5×5 OBP league; currently in 1st.
I’m deep at OF with Acuna, Harper, Bryant, Ozuna, and Robles (start 4).
I can slide Bryant to 3B, but also have Vlad or Muncy.

Would you deal Harper for:
1)Trevor Story
2) Trea Turner
3) Hold for now

Story/Turner owner wants Acuna, but I can keep him next year still so I’m not going there.

My team has a lot of power with those mentioned above as well as Alonso at 1B and Bell at UTIL…my SB are lacking though.
Polanco has been great thus far, but kind of boring in the counting stats.

Good Bob
Good Bob
3 years ago

12 team 6×6 QS
Drop any of these arms for Mahle? I definitely use SON for the matchups and pitching is at a premium in this league.

Canning
C-Mart (like the counting stats and maybe returns to starting?)
Lucchesi

Alps
Alps
3 years ago

Hey Grey
If Quintana loses tonight that would be 3 in a row.
Would you drop for
Peacock, Kikuchi, Ed-Rod or still hold

Alps
Alps
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks Pal

dmax04
dmax04
3 years ago

H2H points league that penalizes strikeouts –

Keep 2 ROS

Meadows
Robles
A Riley

Jedi
Jedi
3 years ago

Grey,

Shawn Kelley is off the DL now. Keep him on my roster or Luke Jackson?
Jackson, right?

Thanks!

183414
183414
3 years ago

Mets keep playing washed up Frazier for J.D. Davis. MLB should force a sale of the Mets and Rockies. 2 dumbest franchises of all time !

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  183414
3 years ago

The Angels aren’t any better and they are committing the egregious moral turpitude of wasting the talent of the greatest player of his generation.

183414
183414
Reply to  Dave D
3 years ago

Yep, they’re in w/ the Rockies and the Mets.

ThE sHiT
ThE sHiT
3 years ago

Just sent Yandy/Hunter Dozier/Domingo German for deGrom in a 14 team ESPN 6×6 league.

I had too many bench bats (been hawking the wire a lot), wanted an ace, had Kingery and Stanton (shortly hopefully) coming off the IL, so felt like a good move on both fronts.

How did i do?

Paul
Paul
3 years ago

What do you think about Martin Perez? Is he a guy that I should be trying to buy or is he playing over his head. Some guy in my league is trying to trade pitchers for a 1B… He is interested in Jose Martinez. OF/1B from me. Should I offer for Perez, or should I offer for he also has Keven Gausmen. Or just hold Martinez, I think he has been pretty good this year all around for hitting. I am currently shifting Martinez and Peter alonso in my 1B position and the duel eligibiliy of Martinez in nice to also put in the OF

Thoughts??

183414
183414
3 years ago

The Rockies deserve to have no one pay a penny to go see them play.

They call up Rodgers to sit him. WTF ! Such horrible management and mgr.

Worse than the Mets !!

cyler
cyler
Reply to  183414
3 years ago

Playing the hot hand…but what hand do you play when you have no hands…

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  cyler
3 years ago

You swim in the pool and we call you “Bob”. You lie on the floor and we call you “Matt”. We nail you to the wall and call you “Art”.

Hebrew Hammer
Hebrew Hammer
3 years ago

Enjoyed article today!

16 team H2H Keeper LEAGUE (7-0 currently):

My SP: Snell, Flaherty, Luchessi, Lester, Arrieta, Maeda (IL)
RP: Barnes, D. Castillo, S. Greene, Doolittle, Swarak

Hitters: Alfaro, Encarnacion, Trout, Winker, Tapia, D.Santana, Voit, Brian Dozier, H.Dozier, Dahl, C. Santana, Trout, Goodrum, A.Simmons (prolly hurt while)

Guy wants Flaherty and mentioned DeJong. Straight up is that fair? It would leave me crap for pitching.

He turned down my Lester for Boyd. And then turned down for Montas straight up.

He’s also interested in Bichette i own in minors.

I need more SP, RP(holds) and a bat.

Should I ask for a RP w/DeJong? (owns J. HICKS, Lorenzen, Alvorado, Neris)

Don’t think i can afford to lose a SP w/out getting one, but there could be many combos here.

His hitting : Blackmon, DeJong, K. Davis, Bryant, Springer, Donaldson, Votto, M. Gonzalez, Realmuto.

His SP : Montas, Boyd, S. Alcantara, C. Hamels, R. Lopez, Gausman. C. Burnes

What kind of offers should I be asking for my Flaherty?

Thankyou much!

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Hebrew Hammer
3 years ago

Bryant.

Hebrew Hammer
Hebrew Hammer
Reply to  Cram It
3 years ago

When he says no, what else should I ask for with DeJong for Flaherty?

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Hebrew Hammer
3 years ago

if you need SP, why are you trading one of your best ones? this sounds like trying to trade for the sake of trading, i’d hold in your situation

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Hebrew Hammer
3 years ago

One of his pitchers worth a damn, which he’ll probably also reject.

Hebrew Hammer
Hebrew Hammer
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Bichette for DeJong?

Cohen
Cohen
3 years ago

Grey, another streamer question
Better streamer
Turnbull home vs Mia or
Corbin Martin home vs White Sox
SON likes both

Joe Schmo
Joe Schmo
3 years ago

Start or sit wheeler vs WSH? Nats seem to have his number. Daily 12 team roto league. thanks

Sweatpants Nation
Sweatpants Nation
3 years ago

Hey Lothario
Which side in a trade:
Cole or Story or about even depending on needs.
Thanks

Sweatpants Nation
Sweatpants Nation
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Yeah, thanks. That’s what I figured based on trade analyzer and ROS. I could used pitching so just looking for a match with a guy who needs hitting.
What do you think of Tatis for Cole

Sweatpants Nation
Sweatpants Nation
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks

Monte Crisco
Monte Crisco
3 years ago

16 Team 6×6 H2H w/ OPS & K/BB
Pitching is incredibly thin here. Top rated available starter is Jefry Rodriguez for context. My offense is strong and pitching commensurately neglected. My staff isn’t good enough to consistently get ratios so I need to win on bulk counting and ratios when it breaks my way.
Do we think Yu is past his early season struggles? Is it crazy to move Albies or Hiura for Darvish? If not which one?
-Thanks

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

Andrew Heaney is due back this Sunday – his rehab start went well with 10 Ks, another streamer possibility through ROS as long as he makes it through ROS!

Fabsy
Fabsy
3 years ago

Justin Turner Zack Wheeler for Vlad + Yu Darvish

Which side?

BiglyLeagues
BiglyLeagues
3 years ago

Was offered S. Marte for my Hader. Marte has obviously been pretty blah

web
web
3 years ago

Martin Perez or Peacock ros?

HarperBetterThanTrout
HarperBetterThanTrout
3 years ago

I need saves. Would you drop any of Tapia, Ketel Marte ir Coldplay for Romo or Elias?

nitro
nitro
3 years ago

Which side of this trade?

Dahl and B Rodgers for W Merrifield

12 team HTH Pts

Mookiewilson
Mookiewilson
3 years ago

16 team Roto with CI and MI positions and standard 5×5. Please rank for ROS: Wily Adames, David Fletcher, Ryan McMahon

Thanks!

toolshed
toolshed
3 years ago

Rodgers on the bench again. Only in Colorado would they call a prospect up and give him 8 at bats and maybe serve as a pinch hitter. I only got room for one: hiura or rodgers?

Fogimon
Fogimon
3 years ago

Hey Grey & DT,
my favorite league is a 10 team roto auction keeper, which we are in our 13th season of with mostly the same managers. Love the aspect of signing long term deals, we even have a minor league roster (6 players under 100 game limit, 30 for pitchers). It forces me at times to think long term, albeit to my own detriment (I can’t seem to let go of Kevin Maitan).
I’ve never won, but finish in 2nd or 3rd every season, last year losing on game #163 to Walker Buehler’s gem vs my German Marquez (a single W separated us). Because of our salary format, some teams have found advantages to ‘tanking’ in order to stockpile young cheap talent for contending down the road. It makes for some lopsided Roto standings.

Question to you, in a keeper like this, would you rather go for broke or contend every season?

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Fogimon
3 years ago

You can do both.

Fogimon
Fogimon
Reply to  Cram It
3 years ago

in varying degrees Cram, yes. But there are a number of good players with expiring contracts who tend to always end up on the contending teams by seasons end, at the expense of young cheap talent. As close to real GMing as possible.
We had a guy win 4 years in a row, but he’s also had years of 7th, and 8th, essentially being out of it by June.
I’m in it every September, just haven’t quite been over the hump. Need some offense to do it now!

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Fogimon
3 years ago

Sounds like he did both. You should always be trying to win now. I don’t see the fun in stockpiling for 4 years just to win once.

HarperBetterThanTrout
HarperBetterThanTrout
3 years ago

Who’s a better SP for the rest of the season? Roto league.

Soroka or Domingo German.

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
3 years ago

12 team, 6×6 OPS
I asked a question yesterday on who to pick up (bunch of meh, settled on holding SmithJr)

I’m back again wondering, I kinda like the stream idea of Renato Nunez for the next 5 or so days.

What about dropping Jo-Ma or Givens?

Jo-Ma is pretty cooled off, and if he’s not batting .320, he’s useless. Givens has left a sour taste in my mouth yesterday. I could use the saves, but the roster spot may be more valuable if he’s only a 12-15 save guy with ugly blow ups. Take on the week of Nunez or hold those guys?

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Travis Hafner
3 years ago

I mean, this is the same question. Nunez isn’t exactly hot but if you want him for a few games in Coors, sure, go for it. Then go back to Martinez I guess or whoever.

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
Reply to  Cram It
3 years ago

You think to drop JoMa? Just didn’t want to drop him if there was a perceived over reaction to his slump.

Also, it’s an active 12 teamer, good chance he gets scooped too. With batters so thin, I don’t want to regret the drop. That’s all.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Travis Hafner
3 years ago

Dude, everybody slumps. He’s a proven .300 hitter. If that, as you say, is useless for you, then don’t worry about him getting scooped up. I would rather have Jo-Ma over Renato for ROS but like Grey says, Renato should be replaceable once you’re done with him.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Travis Hafner
3 years ago

Jesus, Jo-Ma is hitting .320 right now. And he’s 9 for his last 31. That’s hardly a slump. I don’t know what you expect from the guy.

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
Reply to  Cram It
3 years ago

He’s on pace for 12 HR. He has no speed. He can’t salvage value during his cold streaks. I know he’s been a good average hitter, hence owning him. But 3 HR? Yuck.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Travis Hafner
3 years ago

You see a pace, I see a guy who will replicate last year with equal playing time.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Travis Hafner
3 years ago

…which isn’t spectacular, so if you can do better on the wire/playing a hot hand, then that’s how you play fantasy baseball.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Travis Hafner
3 years ago

What were your expectations of Jose Martinez when you picked him up? .300 AVG with 30 HRs and 110 RBIs?

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
Reply to  William Hung
3 years ago

@Cram- I’ve played fantasy over 15 years competitively, if you find my question to be novice, it’s probably lacking context.

This specific league has a rolling waiver system that resets daily. So, if I have the 6th priority, to make ANY pick up in a day, it would process the next day and ship me back to the bottom.

I play hot bats/streams to a fault in other leagues with easier flexibility, so I understand the dynamic. This was a league specific question that I should have explained better.

@William- I don’t think I expect a 30 HR hitter, but 25 seems fair. It’s been 150 ABs, which is relatively small, but 3 HRs is getting frustrating. Average dependent hitters are not my cup of tea.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Travis Hafner
3 years ago

Well yes that changes things. I’d rather have Jo-Ma over Nunez ROS. If you’re going to be stuck with a Nunez-type I wouldn’t drop Jo-Ma for a weekend in Coors.

For a guy playing fantasy baseball for 15 years, you sure ask a lot of questions, which is fine, just doesn’t seem to line up with your purported experience. *slowly backs out of room*.

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
Reply to  Cram It
3 years ago

@William All good points. Thanks.

@Cram- I’m in 8 leagues. All totally varying formatting. I have plenty of decisions to make that don’t even make this board.

That being said, as successful as I’ve been in fantasy, I don’t pretend to know more than the experts (Grey, DT, etc.) and always look to them to give me proper valuations. My valuations tend to be formed through bias and other factors; plus, free expert advice should always be utilized.

This is an underrated thread forum, and I use it to the best of my advantages.

Yui
Yui
3 years ago

Cishek or Parker ROS

toneDEAF!
toneDEAF!
3 years ago

Thoughts on Cashner? Last 30 days stats don’t look too bad.

Steve
Steve
3 years ago

What are your thoughts on McHugh? Worth rostering in a 14t QS, K/9 or leave him on the waiver? Luke drop Kyle Gibson or Stroman for him?

2. Like Pablo Lopez over Gibson or Stroman?

Thanks

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Damn autocorrect. Would you drop K Gibson or Stroman for McHugh or Mahle?

Thanks

Shitwolf
Shitwolf
3 years ago

hey man wondering about a trade… currently have mancini at 1st, but a stacked 3b/Of

3b i have chavis/ senzel OF I have Hicks/Soto/Santana
with Judge on IR Alvarez stashed with Eloy jim on the WW

owner Bell offered him for my Bryant would you do that?? 5×5 obp

Prince George
Prince George
3 years ago

Hi Grey, we’re going shopping for apples & oranges. 12 team keeper, pick one: Apple = Max Kepler; Orange = M. Mikolas. Thanks!