The other day the Astros signed the coveted Cuban refugee, Yulieski Gourriel.  One time!  Yulieski is as apple pie as a Canadian tenor group making a political statement during the All-Star Game.  He’s 32 years old.  If he went by YuGo, that would make him the newest car in Cuba.  “Bueno Model T, amigo!  Now, tell me about this Ford Taurus I hear so much about.”  You know who a 32-year-old Cuban immediately reminds me of?  Hector Olivera and Alex Guerrero.  Sloppy comparison maybe.  Hey, that gives me an idea.  Whenever doing a sloppy comparison between players who just happen to be Cuban, we should call them Sloppy Jose’s.  We need a similar term for when making a sloppy comparison between Japanese players; please suggest in the comments.  As for Gourriel, yeah, I don’t see much here.  I watched video of him, and he looks like a 15 HR, 6 SB, .260 hitter, which is Hector Olivera.  I’m sorry, but those Sloppy Joses make sense sometimes.  This Gourriel signing obviously delays Bregman’s arrival, so boo, you mothereffer, boo.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Jose Altuve – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 15th homer, hitting .346.  Lot of power from a tiny guy, until you realize he has super-robot strength because he’s a remake of Small Wonder.

Carlos Gomez – 1-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 5th homer, a grand slam, hitting .212.  Not bad for a guy that seemingly retired 18 months ago.

Collin McHugh – 6 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 4.25.  He’s actually pitching slightly better this year, according to his strikeouts, though, um, yeah, not too many of us play in leagues with one category.

Danny Valencia – 2-for-4, 1 run, hitting .304.  Was announced Valencia will see a reduced amount of playing time with Ryon Healy (1-for-4, homered on Saturday) called up, but Valencia may only be playing for the A’s for a few more days, since he’s a hot commodity on the trade market.  Speaking of which, what a pee-poor trading market.  As for Healy, Ralph in his top rookies of the 2nd half, said about Healy, “Should provide a little pop, with average and on base. He’s shown the ability to do all three the last two and a half seasons across three levels.  Though I wouldn’t expect the slugger we saw in AA early this term.  In unrelated news, Grey sucks balls.”  Hey!  What’s that all about?

Sonny Gray – 6 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners (4 BBs), 2 Ks, ERA at 5.12.  You know who would like to trade for him?  Diamondbacks’ GM Dave Stewart!

Rich Hill – Left his start with a blister on his pitching hand.  “Dave Stewart, did you know that blisters contain whispers?  Here…”  Changes voice to sound pipsqueaky, “This is Rich Hill’s blister talking and I really want to play in Arizona.  Maybe we can work out a deal for Jake Lamb?”

Marcus Semien – 1-for-4 and his 20th homer, hitting .237.  “No, Dave Stewart, we’re not going to throw in Semien.”  Listens, then, “You’re not talking about the player?  Oh.  You’re trying to have a baby?  Hmm.”

Troy Tulowitzki – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer, hitting .239.  Speaking of crap averages for ex-Rockies players, guess who goes to Coors today?  And you know I just picked up Dickerson in every league I needed him.

Matt Moore – 7 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 4.33.  The Rays’ fan who brought the K placards to the game feels totally useless now.  Way to bring down a guy’s self-esteem, Moore!

Evan Longoria – 2-for-4 with his 20th and 21st homers.  Ah, the King of the Solo Homer strikes again.  Next All-Star Game, I have a pregame activity, have runners on each base then let Longoria and Freeman bat to see who can hit the most sac flies.  Nothing more exciting than a sac fly contest.  Nothing.

Chris Tillman – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.29.  Tillman’s having one of those seasons where you get to September, he has an ERA under 3.50 and you’re like, “Why again didn’t I own him all year?  Hello, mirror reflection, answer me!”

Dylan Bundy – 3 1/3 IP, 4 ER as he received a spot start.  Bundy didn’t even last the five count.

Brad Miller – 1-for-4 and his 15th homer, hitting .243.  If he were to have one additional hit a week this year, he’d be hitting .285, and everyone would own him.*  *No actual math done for this blurb, but the sentiment remains.

Pedro Alvarez – 1-for-4 with his 11th homer.  I was thisclose to picking him up for yesterday’s game.  One thing that stopped me, he wasn’t available on waivers.  Next year, I’m playing in a one-person league with eleven fake email aliases like Snafu Larry.

Matt Shoemaker – 9 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 13 Ks, ERA at 4.08 vs. James Shields 8 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 5.10.  This was a matchup hailed by fantasy baseballers pre-game as, “Oh, hell no, these guys killed me all year,” then was renamed after the game as, “Aw, c’mon, where the hell was that when I owned you?”  As for The Cobbler, I said I’d own him two-plus months ago, and still would.  As for Shields, he was facing the Ghost Bat Angels and I wouldn’t trust him.

Albert Pujols – 2-for-3, 4 RBIs and his 16th and 17th homers, hitting .248.  He might have a year here and there under 27 homers and 100 RBIs, but I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s like Ortiz, and rides a productive season into the sunset.  Never bet against a Pujols.  That’s also advice a toilet gave to his son.

Luis Perdomo – 4 2/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA up to 7.36.  Fun fact!  Perdomo is the town in Italy where that guy is from that is sleeping with your wife.

Edwin Jackson – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 1 Hit, 5 walks, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.76, in his first start with the Padres.  Well, pitching for the Padres won’t hurt, but Edwin needs a lot more than ‘won’t hurt’ to not hurt.  You feel me?  Okay, now stop.  Seriously, that’s weird.

Yangervis Solarte – 1-for-4 and his 9th homer.  He went into the break with some hot schmotato action brewing in one of those 30-second Tasty videos, and it looks like he might be continuing it.

Jeff Samardzija – 5 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA up to 4.05.  Sung a’la Janis Joplin, “Samardzija is just another name for you’re starting him when you have nothing left to lose.”

Johnny Cueto – 5 IP, 4 ER, ERA up to 2.64.  Nooooooo!  You let Samardzija sneeze on you!

Santiago Casilla – 0 IP, 2 ER on Saturday, and I immediately attempted to pick up Sergio Romo.  Unfortch, ‘nothing comes between me and my Sergios’ is not accurate, because he was gone already.

Eduardo Rodriguez – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 7.18.  That’s a solid, great, adjective start!  Do it again for another month and I’ll consider you.

David Price – 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 12 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 4.36.  God forbid any of my starters were to get a little momentum.  Here’s to Price being the best pitcher from July 23rd forward.

Michael Fulmer – 8 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.13.  Taillon, Giolito, Glasnow, Urias, sexy pitching prospect, sexy pitching prospect, and Fulmer comes up and dominates.  Yeah, you figure out pitching prospects.

Nick Castellanos – 3-for-4, 1 run, hitting .304.  When I named him my sleeper of the year in the preseason *blows knuckles, rubs knuckles on shirt, realizes there was ink on knuckles that is now on shirt, curses*  I expected his power to mature, which it has, but I’m surprised by the average, but could see it ending closer to .275.

Yordano Ventura – 7 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.97.  Now has two Quality Starts in a row, and, not coincidentally, hasn’t tried to shank anyone in that time.

Joakim Soria – 0 IP, 2 ER.  Wade Davis can’t come back soon enough.  Oh, wait, he is back.  That’s right, he pitched in a meaningless game on Saturday as So-Sorry-a threw away Sunday’s game.

Tanner Roark – 8 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.82.  Just think back to April when you were asking me if you should pick him up and I said, “Yes, my over-the-internet friend.”  We’re moving towards August and Roark’s ERA is under 3.00.  Mr. Roark’s on his own fantasy island this year.

Reynaldo Lopez – Will be called up by the Nats to start on Tuesday.  He’s a big-time prospect with a mid-90s MPH fastball that can hit straight-boing type levels.  So, why am I so ho-hum?  I don’t want to be jaded, ya’ll!  But is Dusty really going to start him more than once?  I’d take a flyer, but expect nothing beyond a sport start.  To read more, he was in Prospector Ralph’s top rookies for the 2nd half thing-a-ma-whatsie.

Daniel Murphy – Hit a home run yesterday as a pinch hitter, but hasn’t started with a hamstring injury that he sustained in the All-Star Game.  Seeing his ex-manager, Terry Collins, must’ve caused a psychosoMetic injury.

Gerrit Cole – 4 IP, 4 ER as he was activated from the DL.  Burp, but it was his first game back.  You should’ve used some activersion, apparently.  Might be a chance to buy him low.

Gregory Polanco – Still out with a hamstring injury that happened prior to the All-Star break.  I’m all for joining hands in the form of a decagon and praying hard, but I think the DL writing is on the wall when a guy doesn’t get into an 18-inning game, so can we go ahead and DL him before Hurdle gets any stupid ideas about pinch-hitting with him and messing up the backdating of his DL stint?

Starling Marte – 3-for-7, 2 RBIs and a slam (7) and legs (32).  This seems kinda impossible when I put it this way, but if he reaches my 2nd half projections from my top 100, he’ll have a 15/48 season.  Whoa.

Adam Frazier – 3-for-6, 1 run.  With Polanco likely headed to the DL, Frazier should see more playing time, since no one in Pitt wanted to play Josh Bell.  Frazier is a SAGNOF play.  He had zero homers this year in the minors with 20 SBs.

Chad Kuhl – 6 IP, 0 ER, 1 Hit, zero walks, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.19.  Like this really great credit card I rang up $16,000 on, I have zero interest in Kuhl for these first few months.

Jameson Taillon – Will return to the rotation on Tuesday, after battling what the Pirates called shoulder fatigue, but I called “limiting innings on a young pitcher.”  Tomato-tomato said with a different emphasis.

Brandon McCarthy – 6 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 1.69.  Okay, I’m sold.  What I now say about McCarthy is, ‘Commie get him!’

Clayton Kershaw – Has not ruled out returning next weekend.  Wearing the crown was one thing, but now that he’s started ‘ruling’ on things, it’s a bit much, no?

A.J. Pollock – Cleared to hit off a tee and hopes to play this year.  If he’s planning on playing in a T-ball game, I believe he will play this year.  If he wants to play in the majors, he won’t be ready until September and then the out-of-contention Diamondbacks would have to be fools to let him play.  Now that I put it that way, Pollock will likely play.

Jake Barrett – 2/3 IP, 0 ER and the save after Tyler Clippard got Kazaam’d all over his face with a 1/3 IP, 3 ER outing.  J. Barrett is the weakest link on Bloodline — why does she have an English accent?  No one argues with Coach Taylor with an English accent, ever! — whereas Jake Barrett could be the closer of the future, once the Diamondbacks realize they are playing for the future.  Those hurting for saves, I’d grab Barrett.

Jake Lamb – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 21st homer, hitting .302.  I souv-likey that Lamb so damb much!

Robbie Ray – 7 IP, 0 ER6 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Does it feel like I only mention this guy when he pitches a good game, yet I don’t mention him that much?  Put it together; his ERA is 4.49 with a 1.51 WHIP.

Justin Turner – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 15th homer, and his 2nd homer this weekend.  Hot schmotato alert!

Adam Wainwright – 9 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.15.  He’s like Sabathia without the odd backstory told over a glass of milk with multiple apologies.  The thought of Wainwright conjures up gumdrops and rainbow cobwebs shooting out of spider anuses as they pull down their Bermuda shorts, but the reality is Wainwright isn’t really that good anymore — under 7 K/9, 4+ xFIP.  I’d use the Stream-o-Nator with him and not start him in every game.

Michael Wacha – 4 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 4.45.  Is this the worst the Cardinals’ pitching has looked in decades?  I think it might be.  Dave Duncan is rolling over in his indoor/outdoor tent.  Duncan likes to simulate camping in his living room.  What?

John Lamb – 2 IP, 9 ER.  If Mary had this Lamb, Mary would’ve followed Elliott Smith’s lead with a Ginsu.

Dan Straily – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.07 vs. Zach Davies – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.79.  Both of these pitchers are the types to reward those in deep leagues where they have to start them, but, in shallower leagues where you have to pick and choose matchups, they will be nothing but trouble like that terrible movie that produced Tupac’s first appearance on a song.

Jimmy Nelson – 7 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.39.  Not saying I wouldn’t own him, but we both know he’s going to give up six earned the moment you trust him.

Yu Darvish – 4 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks in his first start back from the DL.  There’s one way to go K-put.  Darvish reminds me of that awful(ly terrific) 90s movie, Threesome, where Lara Flynn Boyle says something like, “He’s terrific in the sack, for about two minutes at a time.”  That’s Darvish.

Cole Hamels – 8 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.00.  For people who know what xFIP is and do research on players, Hamels is likely not someone you want.  However, if your research is who ESPN features in highlights and players you’ve heard of, Hamels is likely an ace in your eyes.  This is a case where it would’ve paid to pay less attention.

Nomar Mazara – 0-for-3, hitting .231 in the month of July with zero homers.  He has two homers, zero steals and a .254 average in the last 142 ABs across two months.  Mazara’s gonna be a good one, but in redraft leagues, you can likely do better.

Tyler Naquin – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 10th homer.   Anyone else want to call him Naquin the Chef?  Just me?  Okay.  Looks like Naquin took a hot bat into the break and came out the other side with that same hot bat.  Yes, I’m sad Rajai went from a top 20 fantasy outfielder to a lefty platoon guy.

Jason Kipnis – 3-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI and a slam (15) and legs (6).  I desperately (completely and unequivocally not desperately) tried to get Kipnis in my top 100 for the 2nd half, but alas.

Mike Napoli – 1-for-5 and his 20th homer.  Ready to have your head explode like you have a watermelon for a head and Gallagher is nearby?  On our Fantasy Baseball Player Rater, Napoli is a top 50 overall player.  That’s not for just hitters.

Josh Tomlin – 7 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.34.  Right now, in that Scout league we sponsored in the preseason, I’m in 2nd and have started Tomlin just about the whole season.  Tomlin’s the type of pitcher you will never tell anyone has been the reason your team is doing well, but he does help.

Max Kepler – 1-for-4 and his 9th homer.  Yes, you should own him.  Yes, right now.  Why are you looking behind you?  I’m talking to you.

Michael Conforto – Recalled from Triple-A Vegas, where he played The Price is Right slots at the airport and had to take pictures with a bachelorette party.  I grabbed Conforto in one league where I really need an outfielder.  How bad did I need an outfielder?  I’m still rocking Rajai and had Tyler Collins.

Jacob deGrom – 9 IP, 1 Hit, 1 Walk, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.38.  What kind of animal would I be to complain about a one-hitter since he only got seven Ks?  A jackal because the Native American, Chief Cunning With The Ol’ Stereotype, said a jackal is a greedy animal?  Fine, then, yes, I’m a jackal!  A jackal who wants Ks!

Curtis Granderson – 1-for-3 and a slam (16) and legs (3).  A jackal that would’ve loved to own Granderson instead of every hitter I did own.  Was it me or was there no offense yesterday?  I had a few 2-for-26’s going into the late games.  Lowercase yay.

Asdrubal Cabrera – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer, hitting .267.  Asdrubal has been almost exactly where the lines of meh, bleh and waiver wire fodder intersect.

Lucas Duda – Hoping to return to baseball activities soon.  He said, “I can’t wait to spit and scratch myself in public again.”

Jon Gray – 7 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.33.  Damn, Gray is one sexy beast when he wants to be.  Like when he wears that beret that angled just right makes it look like he has two mustaches.  Oh, and Jon Gray is good too.  Sometimes.

Julio Teheran – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.79.  Videotape of this game was sent to all major league teams, then all major league teams met at the Padres’ front office, the only team still with a VCR.

Ender Inciarte – 1-for-3, run and his 9th steal.  As I said just before the break, it’s hard to know who’s going to be a hot schmotato coming out of the break due to the time off, but Inciarte has multiple hits in two of three games.

Arodys Vizcaino – Hit the DL with a “Jesus, can’t you stay healthy long enough for us to trade you?”  Or, more commonly referred to as an oblique strain.  “Our money” is on Jim Johnson to close.  Our money is in quotes because that’s what fantasy sites write when there’s absolutely no one to blame when they’re wrong.  Don’t you love that?  “Our money” is on Keuchel being great.  “Our money” is code for faceless advice from unknown sources.  Any hoo!  I’d guess Johnson will be the closer too, as I said on Friday in my Fantasy Baseball Buy.  Mauricio Cabrera has the goods to close too.  “Our money” says so.

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SteveNZ
SteveNZ
5 years ago

David Robertson. Wahhhhhhh!!!!!

Frankgrimes
Frankgrimes
5 years ago

I hate fucking closers!

Sad Keanu
Sad Keanu
5 years ago

Auction league trade: I give up Trea Turner ($1), Matz ($1), and Profar ($5) for Darvish ($11), Greinke ($22) and B. Crawford ($19)? I need pitching help and I’m in 2nd place. I think Darvish and Greinke would help toward playoff time.

hankp101
hankp101
5 years ago

Grey
Which side do you like in a deep 5×5? Villar and Holliday or Lindor and Tex? Thanks!

Q
Q
5 years ago

Ever make a trade & the second you see it go through, you get a rock in the pit of your stomach cuz you think you screwed up? I just traded Wil Myers for Hosmer. Obviously, I think Hosmer is better from today forward….. but I’m nervous about it. Ugh

Martin
Martin
5 years ago

@grey- 12 team dynasty. Keep 25. Time to cut Smyly? Might try and pick up DeLeon instead, or use his roster spot to add hot hitters/spot starters.

Jerry
Jerry
5 years ago

Hey, Grey. Trade Shark for Nola or Shoe?

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
5 years ago

what a lovely day for upton to homer, the day you can’t bench him nearly anywhere.

Scott
Scott
5 years ago

Nolas back, but Jeanmar screwed him

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
Reply to  Scott
5 years ago

@Scott: i just had to finally bench nola in money league.

Orphan Black
Orphan Black
5 years ago

Would you trade Hill for Schoop?
Current team:
C-Castillo
1B-Rizzo
2B-Segura (ss elig)
3B-Arenado
SS-Semien
OF-Betts
OF-Marte
OF-Trumbo
UT-Lamb
UT-__?__ bench: Choo, Heyward, Reed, Bregman

SP-Hill, Verlander, Duffy, Shoe, Sanchez, JGray DL-Kershaw, JRoss

Orphan Black
Orphan Black
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: What do you think is better: Hill for Schoop or Hill for Story?

Orphan Black
Orphan Black
Reply to  Orphan Black
5 years ago

@Orphan Black: There doesn’t seem much of a difference between Story and Semien

Orphan Black
Orphan Black
Reply to  Orphan Black
5 years ago

@Orphan Black: There doesn’t seem much of a difference between Story and Semien. I mean of course Coors vs O.Co and batting 5th for Story vs. 7th for Semien, but it’s really Hill and Semien for Story.

Raoul Duke
Raoul Duke
5 years ago

Which side do you prefer in a keeper league: V. Velasquez, J. Quintana and N. Mazara for A.J. Reed and Giolito?

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
5 years ago

I thoroughly enjoyed the Cole Hamels blurb. I find this similarly annoying. How many times do you see pundits on ESPN and MLB networking upping guys that are past it or on a hot streak citing their ERA, record, batting average, etc.

brett
brett
5 years ago

Grey,

Who do you think has a better chance to lose their job as closer due to a trade:

Dyson (Texas), Rodon (Chicago), Harris (Houston)

Jack florida
Jack florida
5 years ago

12 team redraft league
I have been offered Quintana for my braun , thoughts on this please and thanks

VinWins
VinWins
5 years ago

A-Rod 5 for 11 with 2 HRs vs Gausman, but I decided Pedro Alvarez (1/3, HR vs Nova) was a better play.

Hoog
Hoog
5 years ago

What do you think of Matt Harvey in a dynasty league? Can he still be considered a top 20ish starter for keeper purposes? Or is he not too valuable anymore?

Brett
Brett
5 years ago

Which trade do you prefer
Give posey and Mazara get cespedes and realmuto

Or give price and Mazara get cespedes and maeda

Scott
Scott
5 years ago

Nolas beating JoFer so far. How long is that gonna last?

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
5 years ago

14 team h2h with hits, OPS added. keep 6 and mine going into year were pollock/upton/sano/goldy/arenado/thor. looking like odor has replaced upton in that.
C hundley
1B goldy
2B odor
SS segura
3B arenado
OF (3) upton/duvall/saunders
util c-santana/rajai
BN reed
DL pollock
thor is the only pitcher of note worth keeping.
rajai’s now being completely F’d with playing time, and this is even before brantley is back. most of year i had intended on only one bench bat, until reed was called up.
1. drop rajai for any of: bourjos, jankowski?
2. drop reed to go back to another RP (holds too here).

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
Reply to  Eli Man Penguin Boy
5 years ago

@Eli Man Penguin Boy: this roster still has sano, with 2 BN hitters.

Scott
Scott
5 years ago

If Polanco goes DL, you pickng up Bell?

Scott
Scott
5 years ago

CDicks not playing, so ill stream ADick instead.

Scott
Scott
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: i don’t webby know who he is, but he’s batting 5th.

The Talented Mr. Dope Man
The Talented Mr. Dope Man
5 years ago

12 tm AL only dynasty

Who do i drop to activate Eduardo Rodriguez:

Sabathia, Andriese, Dull

I Be Teheran it Up!
I Be Teheran it Up!
5 years ago

Khris Davis or Max Kepler ros H2H points league?

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
5 years ago

I love applying for jobs I’m not even close to being qualified for. First question I have, are fantasy sports considered “Games” on your network and blocked?

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Haha. If that new job comes and I comment, please remind to to wipe this work computer clean.

Jack
Jack
5 years ago

1. When does Glasnow get the call again?
2. Looks like Gattis’ PT will be diminished. Stick with him, or go Grandal?
3. Melvin or Max?

Thanks!

For an Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
For an Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
5 years ago

bench which 2 of these this ROW?
keuchel @ OAK 1.9
j.guerra @ PIT -4.5
j.guerra vs CUBS -2.8
kennedy vs CLE 1.3
shark @ NYY -13.9 (this seems way off)

Brett
Brett
5 years ago

6×6 ops extra category

Mazara and posey or cespedes and realmuto

Pat
Pat
5 years ago

Yo, so streamonator loves Trop at home vs Tex…Think hes a better play then Leake at home vs the Friars? Id have to drop Pax to pick one up. Thoughts?

DonnieB
DonnieB
5 years ago

Didi or Miller ROS? Thanks

J-FOH
J-FOH
5 years ago

On vacaton this week in the Diego and damn these euros. The same mom that showed her boobs twice (YES!) also rubbed lotion on her 15 year olds sons body…the whole body as he laid there. Stomach and legs. So creepy. Sorry had to share that disgusting moment
.

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

@Grey: his family is all sick. So if I do see him I want it to be towards the end in case he gets me sick.

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
5 years ago

same league as mentioned yesterday, realized jankowski has had many more net steals and really better OBP than alcides, and now that i have reyes and diaz don’t need to keep alcides around for SS backup to diaz either. dynasty 16 teamer with OBP over AVG, net steals over steals and total bases added
C salvy
1B au rizz
2B kipnis
SS diaz
3B bryant
LF upton
CF ellsbury
RF chisenhall
util (2) mini donkey (dropped d.peralta)/j.reyes
BN jankowski
DL moss/jd mart
NA benintendi/dahl/jab placenta crawford/delino
guess mini donkey is the drop for valencia, coming off waivers tonight?

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

@Grey: i have mini and jankowski now, valencia is the FA.

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

@Grey: ok, so mini donkey > valencia, which is interesting, since if you look at their season stats, they are nearly identical.

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

@Grey: the valencia and mini having nearly identical season stats surprised me, as people were all falling over themselves months ago over valencia, yet only even use mini at home, or at least only talk about doing so.

Orphan Black
Orphan Black
5 years ago

dropped kang for semien 10 team roto

considering dropping heyward and AJ Reed next

all avail: D Peralta, Joc, Hamilton, Crawford, Kendrick, Holt, Grandal, Baez, Naquin, Kepler, Profar, Leon, Thornburg, Rey Lopez.

Biggest needs are saves, power, C, third OF/UT

Thoughts?

Orphan Black
Orphan Black
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: thanks

muskysmell
muskysmell
5 years ago

I’m still really annoyed with this Gourriel signing…it ruins all my grandiose plans for Bregman.

Now I’m left scouring the waiver wire for a worthy SS replacement.

BRAD MILLER COME ON DOWN!!!

JoeG414
JoeG414
5 years ago

Batty Call : Rabrun or Guyer ?, both at Coors

ROS : Mazara or Carlos Gomez ? , 6×6 daily roto

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
5 years ago

NL only, which of conforto (dropped nimmo for him this morning), c.robinson, dickerson

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: even with the “cespedes only wants to play LF now” news.

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
5 years ago

@Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: apparently conforto will play CF at least sometimes. ok then.

J-Money
J-Money
5 years ago

G-Money,

OPS league – Pick one tonight:

Hardy (@NY – Nova)
Cabrera (@CHC – Lester)
Flores (@CHC – Lester)

Thanks brah

ashtray
ashtray
5 years ago

Waiver wire is full of garbage and I have one empty spot. Who do you suggest I add as the last man on the roster (no particular needs):

12 team H2H 7×7

Naquin
Valbuena
Dull
Montgomery
Jankowski
Moore
Vargas
Pagan
Pineda
Santiago
Bradley
Kennedy
Khris Davis
Forsythe
Travis
Romo
Grandal
Jim Johnson
Will Smith

Stevie
Stevie
5 years ago

Would you please rank the following for this week – 2 starters…
Leake, Nola, Tropeano, Taillion

Stevie
Stevie
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

Leake (SD, LAD)
Nola (MIA, @PIT)
Tropeano (TEX, @HOU)
Taillion (MIL, PHI)

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
5 years ago

So what’s the front runner now? I feel like we opened up a Trump-like can of Racial insensitivity

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: I don’t get it at all.

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

@Grey: you mean razy susan

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

@Grey: it makes nonsense but as we all know once rudy makes up his mind you kinda have to roll with it. Not worth it

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

@Grey: that’s even more ridicurous since dim sum is Chinese. This is dumb some.

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

@Grey: Prevalent in Pupu Platters. Put that in your Google and smoke it.

henncoop
henncoop
5 years ago

Last 2 questions of the day …Thanks for your help with my fake teams
pick one SP from each line
1) Pineda vs Balt; Shoe @ Hou; or Stroman @ Ari
2) Pineda & Shoe again as well Hellickson vs Mia; & Gray vs Atl

Thanks …appreciate the expert advice

henncoop
henncoop
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Thanks again.

henncoop
henncoop
Reply to  henncoop
5 years ago

@henncoop: I guess we could add Hammel @ Milw to question 2 & pick 2 SPs from there

For an Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
For an Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: it likes it more than you’d think 7.7

Rodger Dorn
Rodger Dorn
5 years ago

12 team H2H. Drop who for Betances
SP Syndergaard
SP Sale
SP Carrasco
SP M Duffy
SP Hammel
SPMatz
SP Pomeranz
SP Fulmer
RP Dyson
RP Estevez
RP Miller
RP Uehara

Thanks as always

ElBoss
ElBoss
5 years ago

A while back I recall an international prospect that is a must add when they get signed, because they will be called up very shortly after signing, is it Gourriel or someone else?

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  ElBoss
5 years ago

@ElBoss: gurriel sounds like not up till mid august

JP
JP
5 years ago

HxH Keeper League

Trade Yelich, Baez, Pomeranz for Cespedes, Espinosa, G. Cole?

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  JP
5 years ago

@JP: Cespedes side

omar
omar
5 years ago

Smyly has to be benched in Coors tonight, right?

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  omar
5 years ago

@omar: uh, yeah, probably even in 20 teamers.

To many damn DL guys
To many damn DL guys
5 years ago

hey grey in a weekly al/nl points league 12 team i have to start my lineup soon today for the week and ( A. ) was wondering if you trust kershaw enough to start him this week ? I also have polanco but it sounds like you think he will be DL’d so I have to bench him. So other than the kershaw question I need a OF to start since polanco probably won’t play. But I need to pick up a OF and was wondering which ( B. ) RP you would drop so I can pick up a OF. Wade davis, osuna or melancon I have to start 2 so I guess all I have left is one of them to drop Or I suppose I could drop Glasnow … Thx for your help on those 2 questions. Have a great day today !

Smell The Glove
Smell The Glove
5 years ago

Billy Hamilton or Trea Turner in a 12 team keeper league? Hard to drop Billy, but eventually Dusty HAS to get Turner on the field, right? Okay, maybe not.

smegma
smegma
5 years ago

Skaggs had a nice start in AAA with 14k’s…drop Chatman or Ryu for Skaggs?

smegma
smegma
Reply to  smegma
5 years ago

@smegma: I mean Chatwood, not Chatman

Vinny Boombatz
Vinny Boombatz
5 years ago

On K Rod/Yelich for Duvall/Kendrys, he now want Valencia as well. Still take Yelich side?

Brett
Brett
5 years ago

Would you trade Mazara for raja davis

goodfold2
goodfold2
5 years ago

on bundy you should’ve went with the couldn’t even go as many innings as he once scored TD’s in a single game. maybe had this blog been from like 1997 it would’ve been that joke.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: didn’t watch married with children then, where the main character, Al Bundy, who’s only pride of his entire life was scoring 4 TD’s in a single high school football game, which he mentions very often.

henncoop
henncoop
5 years ago

1) Need to start either Pineda vs Balt or Santiago vs Tex in weekly lineups. Of course SON prefers Pineda by quite a bit. Any thoughts?
2) How crazy would I be to start Graveman for his 2 starts vs Hou & vs TB??

henncoop
henncoop
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: yep both are in Oak. …Pineda it is. I just don’t understand how he can look pretty good yet be so awful most of the time. Hope he puts together a good 2nd half. Thanks Grey

Nightpandas
Nightpandas
5 years ago

Happy Monday!

Which side you like in an Obp keeper

Harper Gordon Keuchel

Rizzo Correa Gausman

Thanks

quimmy
quimmy
5 years ago

15 team keeper league trade.

Got offered Trout and Profar for my Posey Braun and DeGrom.

Im in first place currently. I would replace DeGrom in my rotation with Joe Ross.

Plus, next year my first 4 picks would be (Trout rd1, Altuve rd2, Goldy rd3 and Donaldson rd4).

Thoughts? I feel like im overpaying a good amount.

quimmy
quimmy
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Thanks for the reply. Would my being able to trade Profar and Ross for Carrasco after the trade change your opinion kind sir?

Jon A
Jon A
5 years ago

Duvall, Votto and Samardjai for Stanton?

jaysfan
jaysfan
5 years ago

Do you like Correa or Bogaerts better long-term? Can keep Correa in Rd 19, would get to keep Bogaerts at 13. Points league. Thanks!

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
5 years ago

You pick up that AFRO Polo? The 2 tracks that come with the purchase are 2 of the best, and also make it a palatable 25 minute listen or so.

I’m still iffy on that Sadat X. Only gave it one good listen so far.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: I’m not sure about the Soundcloud stream, but I think so. A song that he mentions vampires a few times…something something “Black Worm” and a track titled “Joe Jackson”. Should be 8 total songs.

nick the dick
nick the dick
Reply to  Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
5 years ago

@Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: I’m iffy on that Sadat as well, beats are pretty weak for the most part. Bout to dive into that Ill Bill even though my buddy said meh to that too. Hoping it’ll be weird and i’ll like it. The Apathy is easily the best recent release, i’m still all over it.

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

@Grey: Yessir…i’m in the dumps about pupu chatter being nixed. I knew it was a Chinese thing, but hoped it just added to the racism of comparing them all in the first place.

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
Reply to  nick the dick
5 years ago

@nick the dick: Yea all these suggestions look the same……

Did I just get fired?

nick the dick
nick the dick
Reply to  Ralph Lifshitz
5 years ago

@Ralph Lifshitz: *Joe’s Fruit Store voice* You’re banned! At least it wasn’t just an absurd amount of premature ejaculation puns. As long as my spirit lives forever in Razzball infamy, I can deal with not having a term

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

@Grey: Other people’s failures? Yeah, I can get wit that.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Reply to  nick the dick
5 years ago

@nick the dick: Feel the same on the beats. They just sound like some weak beats from struggling gangsta rap from the 2000’s.

I streamed the Ill Bill album once. My quick favorite was the track with Q-Unique. Apathy def has the best recent. “No Such Thing” is my jam. Listed to AFRO all weekend, I like it. He doesn’t spit as fast as he can on every song. Good beats, really like the 2 tracks I think you have to pay for. Song with Pharaoh is dope.

nick the dick
nick the dick
Reply to  Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
5 years ago

@Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: Agreed on Sadat. I gotta listen to the rest of that Afro, it better be good Noisey!
On Ap, No Such Thing is such my jam. Mad good tracks tho, Run For Your Life, Charlie Brown, ADD, I even love that pirate joint.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Reply to  nick the dick
5 years ago

@nick the dick: Haha, I think that pirate song is my second favorite, or ADD. I do like the whole album, rare that I’m not skipping tracks on albums these days. AFRO EP is good, it’s not the best…it’s not as good as the Apathy. I can dig maybe 5 out of 8 songs.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: We were 3 for 3 on “No Such Thing”. Can I drop Heyward for Apathy?

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

@nick the dick: new apathy is nice!

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

@J-FOH: So good, right?!

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

@Grey: Yes, Grey, Handshakes! Handshakes!!

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

@Grey: I’m here for you.

ed
ed
5 years ago

Grey!

would you trade desmond for villar or lamb?
which one would you drop: bradley jr or wil myers (need to make room for giancarlo)

Thanks!!!

Squints Palledorous
Squints Palledorous
5 years ago

Taillon coming off DL, drop any of the following? 6×6 OPS QS 10tm Roto

Duffy, Archer, McCarthy, McCullers

Ante GALIC
Ante GALIC
5 years ago

Grey!

You starting Lester tonight in a 5X5 RCL, 12-teamer where I desperately need wins?

He’s at home versus the Mets (going H2H with Matz)

Y/N?

Cheers,
Ante

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  Ante GALIC
5 years ago

@Ante GALIC: LGM!!

TBone
TBone
5 years ago

Who do you prefer ROS in an OBP/SLG weekly 6×6: Abreu, Votto, or Freeman?

Vinny Boombatz
Vinny Boombatz
5 years ago

Kendrys/Duvall for K Rod/Yelich

Vinny Boombatz
Vinny Boombatz
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Now he wants me to throw in Valencia, still take Yelich side?

dom
dom
5 years ago

haha good stuff

in my deep league need to stream SP for tomorrow…. Manaea (HOU), Cody Reed (ATL), or J Urena (@PHI)

the bank end of my roster in 18 team redraft is a mess….would you consider any of these guys expendable: Bregman, Domingo Santana, Daniel Norris, Severino, Homer Bailey (has flashed good stuff in his rehab starts), Tyson Ross….

knucks
knucks
Reply to  dom
5 years ago

@dom: Def stream Reed

dom
dom
Reply to  dom
5 years ago

@dom: in a 10 team redraft drop any of AJ Reed, Trea Turner, Joe Ross, G Parra, Carlos Gomez, Taillon

for any of Brandon McCarthy, Carlos Santana, Grichuk, or Napoli? avg/obp/slg sleague

thanks a lot

Jim
Jim
5 years ago

I have Lawrie filling in at 2B for Carpenter.
Should I hold him or drop for Kendrick or Devon Travis?

DonnieB
DonnieB
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

How about Didi or Miller?

Gregjeffries
Gregjeffries
5 years ago

Who’s the better stash for speculative saves ROS?
Ottavino, Romo, Ohlendorf, Barrett

Thanks again. Much appreciated!

Sad Keanu
Sad Keanu
5 years ago

I need pitching help. This guy said he’s willing to trade since he has no chance of winning. He has Bauer, Darvish, Wainwright, Tillman, Greinke. Which should I target? Thanks Grey

ERad
ERad
5 years ago

Any reason to hold on to AJ Pollock here – looking to free up a roster space with other guys now on the DL.

I still have him as a 12th round keeper in a league with a 4 keeper max – but looking forward I’ll have Harper (1), Altuve (7), Rizzo (9) and then the option of keeping either Seager (4), Ozuna (19) or even Nola (21) or T-Walker (10)

Toss him?

Scott
Scott
5 years ago

I freakin’ love the Bunt Contest someone linked. When will Bunts be a category in the RCL? You could have it as a Batter and Pitcher category!

Roll of SAGNOF, Hear my Cry
Roll of SAGNOF, Hear my Cry
5 years ago

Is Sonny Gray dead meat?

What’s he worth in an AL Only Dynasty league?

$10?

Kyle Eberth
Kyle Eberth
5 years ago

Been offered Hosmer for Wil Myers (the guy is a big Myers fan). Any reason to not accept? Seems like Hosmer is the safer play (track record)? Upside?

10 Team Points League

Hal Incandenza
Hal Incandenza