Starling Marte hit the DL with an oblique injury, which apparently opened up space for Austin Meadows to be called up.  Okay, I wanna be happy.  I do.  C**nt Hurdle seemed to do the right thing, Spike Lee.  However, I wanna mitch and boan about one thing.  The Pirates had to trade for Corey Dickerson to clog the outfield?  Dickerson screams DH.  Literally, he wakes at night screaming, “DH!”  He has David Ortourettiz’s.  Marte has already said he doesn’t think he’ll be out more than a week or two, so where’s Meadows going?  Back to the minors?  The Pirates have been doing The Running Man in place for years now, maybe you call up your 1st round pick who has 1,626 minor league at-bats!  Here’s what Prospector Ralph said in his top 100 fantasy baseball prospects, “The skills put him in the top three entering last season, but a injury riddled season, including his third consecutive year with a hamstring injury have me doubting the upside I once dreamed on. Meadows at his best combines plus hitting, running, and plate discipline with untapped raw power.  There’s still superstar upside here.  Speaking of which, I’d love to hit Grey upside his head.”  What the hey!  He looks like a 10/20/.280 guy to me, assuming he stays up, but assuming makes an ass out of the U. of Ming.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Travis Jankowski – 1-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .360 and leadoff.  He will appear briefly in this afternoon’s Buy column.  Actually, the amount of time he appears has more to do with your reading comprehension.

David Price – 9 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners (0 BBs), 8 Ks, ERA at 4.38.  This start actually did David Price a disservice.  Now we know if he wants to, he can turn it on.  That means all that other garbage he’s been spewing like a septic tank filled with Mentos and Pepsi, all of that wasn’t really what he’s capable of and don’t end a sentence with of — dah!  Price’s game is still not right, when looking at his peripherals, and I don’t mean his Fortnite game.

Xander Bogaerts – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Xander, you do not have permission to do a fly past the Launch Angle Tower.  I repeat, you do not have permission!  God damn it, Xander!

Mookie Betts – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 steals (9, 10, 11), hitting .364.  In all seriousness, I just want to say it’s been an absolute pleasure owning Betts, and I hope he gets to his 50/40 season he’s on pace for.  He doesn’t even need to get to his 150 runs he’s on pace for, I’d take 130!

J.D. Martinez – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer, hitting .344.  Just Dong, because what else is he going to do with a name like that?

Kevin Gausman – 4 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 3.88.  If you started Gausman in Fenway, I have a bridge in Nova Scotia made of smoked salmon to sell you.

Mike Soroka – Hit the DL with a shoulder strain.  What a jizzoke.  Obviously the Braves just want to limit Soroka’s innings so they threw him on the DL for a few.  Not sure why MLB doesn’t do something to curb fake injuries.  Not even sure how they would monitor injuries.  Have a league physician overseer?  This sounds like it’s bordering on Nazi Germany.  They reenacting Marathon Man?  They also burning books?  Do we find out the truth about German Marquez?  I have questions, y’all!

Dansby Swanson – Could return today from Low-A Rome.  Not saying he definitely won’t, but if he’s coming back from Rome he needs a day of travel.

Matt Wieters – Underwent surgery on his hamstring and is out for a while.  Hang a Gone Fishin’ sign from his nose.

Carlos Santana – 1-for-3 and his 8th homer.  Can Hoskins accidentally use one of Santana’s bats?  Please.

Vince Velasquez – 6 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.37 vs. Luke Weaver – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.37.  Elias Sports Bureau said the last time two pitchers faced each other and left the game with the same ERA was the day Marcy, in Accounting, filed a sexual harassment claim after John from Stats entered his expense report with all $69.69’s.  As for these two pitchers, it’s pretty perfect they faced each other and they both have the same ERA, because they are also similar in that no one knows what they’re going to do from start to start.  For what it’s worth, the Stream-o-Nator loves both of their next starts.

Carson Kelly – Hit the DL with a hamstring injury.  To fill in, Steven Baron was called up.  He’s a 27-year-old journeyman who wears a top hat and strikes it rich on oil wells.

Keynan Middleton – Headed for Tommy John surgery, and Dr. James Andrews is headed to Aspen to buy a mountain.  Everyone’s happy!  Except Middleton.  There’s still as much clarity on the Angels’ bullpen as on Kanye’s mental health — Justin Anderson, Blake Parker, Cam Bedrosian or Troy Percival.  Your guess = my guess.

Tyler Skaggs – 6 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.88. The Stream-o-Nator loves Anaheim Streamrollers (which is why I picked up Tropeano for today too), but Skaggs’ peripherals (9.5 K/9, 2.9 BB/9, 3.48 xFIP) are telling the story that he should just be owned.

C.J. Cron – 2-for-5, 2 runs and a slam (11) and improbable legs (1), hitting .293.  Of course, he’ll be in this afternoon’s Buy, but you really don’t need to wait for that.

Johnny Field – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .302.  Hey, Johnny Field, you have the worst Witness Protection name ever!  Was Bobby Baseball taken?

Chris Archer – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners (4 BBs), 5 Ks, ERA at 5.01.  Someone taught Archer the facts of life, because four walks with five Ks is really taking the good with the bad.

Ryan Braun – Hit the DL with mid-back tightness.  He said, “At first I thought it wasn’t my back that felt tight, it was this rad, tight Affliction t-shirt I was wearing, but then I took it off, and underneath I had another rad, tight Affliction t-shirt, so I thought maybe the pain was from wearing two rad, tight Affliction t-shirts, so I took off the 2nd one to find yet another rad, tight Affliction t-shirt.  After taking off, like, eight rad, tight Affliction t-shirts my back still bothered me.  And now my arms hurt from carrying around all these totally rad shirts.”

Cole Hamels – Scratched with neck stiffness, and might hit the DL.  If your season is riding on this news, you should’ve drafted better.

Doug Fister – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.43 vs. James Shields – 7 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.88.  Fister/Shields sounds like the working title of Judge Dredd.

Nate Jones – 1 IP, 0 ER, and the save. And he’s the closer again.  If crap teams can’t even pick a closer, what good are they?  Nothing, I say!  As I burp and reminiscent of the days Franklyn German saved five games to lead the 2003 Tigers who lost 119 games.

Carlos Rodon – Will begin rehab at Low-A Kannapolis.  It’s exactly 11 miles from Annapolis, between Jannapolis and Lannapolis.

Khris Davis – 4-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer, hitting .233.  I’m not saying he’s a top 20 hitter overall, due to the average, but Khris Davis gets no respect.  He’s about as much a lock for 40 homers as anyone.

Matt Olson – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer, and 3rd homer in the last four games.  Also, in this game, Matt Chapman (3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs) hit his 8th homer.  It was almost like someone turned the light on for the A’s so Olson and Chapman could see the “Welcome Matts.”

Curtis Granderson – 0-for-2, 1 run, 3 BBs.  His OBP is .440.  His walk/PA in last 30 days is over 25%.  His walk OBP better than Desmond’s OBP.  Cust kayin’.

Dee Gordon – 0-for-4.  Mariners said his move back to 2nd base would be imminent.  That made me laugh.  They’re literally the last people to figure out that makes the most sense.  Yesterday, for more hilarity, they hit Gordon DH.  Like if they let him play one more game in the outfield, he’d get too confused.

Marco Gonzales – 5 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 4.66.  Currently, the saber darlings’ newest Ricky Nolasco.  “Guys, Marco Gonzales is almost as good as this pale ale.”  #FangraphsSoWhite

Matthew Boyd – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.19.  Not a ton to see with Boyd, but he was facing the Mariners and their no-look offense.

Brandon Belt – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, and 4th homer in as many games.  You think I’m kidding when I say he homers in a bunch of games in a row and then disappears.  He now has ten homers, and he’s hit them in four straight and four straight at different points in the season.  And the other time he homered in four straight, he hit a fifth in six games.  Then disappeared for three weeks.

Caleb Smith – 3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 4.22.  Cardi B had a better week than Cale B, and she got dragged by Azealia Banks!  Think the shine might’ve wore off Cale B, but it depends what else is on waivers for you.

Matt Kemp – 3-for-4, 1 RBI, hitting .318.  Not a lot has gone right for the Dodgers this year, but Kemp has been a gorge bone.

Kenta Maeda – 8 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.89.  Know how bad things have been for the Dodgers?  Audience refrain, “How bad are they?!”  They’re so bad a great start against an absolute awful team is being touted as some kind of turn around of the Dodgers’ fortunes.  Martin Prado led off for the Marlins and Brian Anderson hit cleanup!  The Dodgers should’ve swept this team, not take one of three.

Justin Turner – 3-for-4, 1 run, 5 RBIs, hitting .462 (in like 3 games).  The Gingerbeard Man has returneth!

Yasiel Puig – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 3rd homer, and 3rd homer this week.  I get it, he started slow.  Hey, it wasn’t great.  It put the Dodgers in a big hole.  It sucks.  We all feel your pain, Dave Roberts.  BUT MOVE PUIG OUT OF THE GODDAMN EIGHT HOLE!  Dave Roberts’ tenure on the Dodgers feels like Billy Martin after one of those World Series years.  I.e. Dave Roberts should be replaced by Bob Lemon by now!

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Another Dan
Another Dan
4 years ago

Good stuff Grey,

Any news on bake off ? Any news on the Rudy developed bakery streaming tool ? Or was it Pie in the Sky ?

5×5 Kingham over Castillo, Wacha, Gausman, Pomeranz? Is the order correct?

Best wishes,

Another Dan

Paul
Paul
4 years ago

My Hosmer, Mancini and Fiers for his JD Martinez and Roark. Fair? Who wins?

I need an OF upgrade and would replace Hosmer with Cron who keeps hitting HRs on my bench.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
4 years ago

When you look at your NFBC team in our league, Albright, do you kind of go….hmmmm how am I so far out front. Solid roster and Albies/Segura. But to be there without full throttle Stanton/Bellinger. Looks like it’s been a pretty healthy team, especially in the rotation. I think that league will probably be tight to the end. I doubt I can dig out of the whole I’m in. Bad luck team.

So Skaggs was money in the banana stand? Hey Culligan Man!

Oh Mookie you so fine, you so fine you blow my mind hey Mookie! Hey Mookie! He’s the captain of the Oaktown Kids Are Alright team as the kids love both baseball and bowling.

Matt Boyd has been pretty good. Might get some look see from teams in contention needing another arm. Would give him a little boost so long as he doesn’t go AL Easterly.

The A’s have been fun. Sitting at .500 right now which is good because the last couple of years the first big East Coast swing has been the end of their season. A bad replay overturn cost them a game at NYY and they still held their own there and in Boston and they boat raced the Blue Jays yesterday. WC contention probably a pipe dream but they are tough out at least.

Speaking of the kids, my 10 was super crazy pissed when I told her about Osuna. She dropped an FBOMBING AHOLE on him (she gets the mouth from her mother who has a sailor’s argot).

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  OaktownSteve
4 years ago

@OaktownSteve:

Also, kids and I were looking at the player rater yesterday for the first time this year. Surprised to see Benintendi sitting right around top 50. Felt very meh, but two hole in Boston doing him a world of good I guess.

dustyfingers
dustyfingers
4 years ago

Mid to short term use. Descalso or Gyorko?

DozierTheDozierian
DozierTheDozierian
4 years ago

SON is iffy on Fulmer’s start in Seattle tonight; with Cano out and Cruz hobbled (but Segura and Haniger raking) … are we starting him?

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
4 years ago

I have a glut at 3B because I have Healy, Suarez, and Machado. I’m thinking of moving Healy and/or Suarez. Which of those would you offer for Ozuna, and is that a reasonable buy-low offer for the Ozuna owner, who currently has Marwin as his 3B?

Ty
Ty
4 years ago

Would you drop Cordero for Jankowski?

David
David
4 years ago

Shaw or Corbin, in dynasty, which side? Thanks.

LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood
LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood
4 years ago

hey Folks,

I’m in a 12 team H2H league and Rodon is comming of the DL

pitchers: Nola, Paxton, Freddy Peralta, , Chris Archer , Alex Wood, Jack Flaherty

Maddison Bumgarner (15th rounder! i’ll find out soon)

Bench : Emancion, Jay Bruce, Starling Marte

LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood
LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood
Reply to  LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood
4 years ago

@LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood:

sorry the question is pickup Rodon for either bruce or one of my pithers?

herp derp
herp derp
4 years ago

Traded gleybar and pillar for Daniel murphy…whatya think? Also, what are you hearing on his recovery? Thanks

Cole
Cole
4 years ago

Last time Mike Leake was carrying that many rad shirts he got arrested

a trade in the dark
a trade in the dark
4 years ago

Would you trade J Turner for any of Cain, Inciarte, K Davis, Mazara, J Upton, Pham, or Benintendi?

a trade in the dark
a trade in the dark
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: In that order, or order of ROS value for league type? Thanks

DodgerWindowClosed
DodgerWindowClosed
4 years ago

Pick one for saves come September playoffs….all fliers but if you had to take just one! Melancon, Osuna, Jones

Polish neighbor
Polish neighbor
4 years ago

Yo!
Cozart or t.anderson ros?

Polish neighbor
Polish neighbor
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: thank you xoxo :{ (mustache)

Big league choo
Big league choo
4 years ago

10 team dynasty saves+holds

What do I do with Roberto osuna? He can’t be dl, if he get suspended I can place him on dl spot. His court date isn’t until jun 18th.

Negatto
Negatto
4 years ago

Trade on the table. Which side wins.

Buxton for Reyes?

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
4 years ago

Hello Grey,
Did you happen to catch any of the Gausman start last night against the Sox? They were stealing at will on him, basically making it to 2B before he got the ball to the f’n First Baseman! It was awesome! Well, kinda, except for the fact that I detest the Sox! For the first time in many years, I (and I really hope you as well) do not own any shares of this guy, so I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Dropped Desmond for Meadows in our 12 Team H2H League, as I own Marte and needed a fill in, and was saddened to see your comment that Desmond should be held over Meadows. Oh well. Looking forward to the Buys and Sells.

Thanks and have a great weekend Grey!

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Listening to Eckersley (who is thoroughly entertaining if you haven’t heard him call a game) use the word embarrassing when describing what was going on was priceless. He says “Once, ok, twice, come on now, three times, what is going on out there???” HA!

Ok, that’s all. Thanks Grey.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Yeah this is something to monitor with Gausman going forward – the Sox apparently took advantage of Gausman’s delivery timing, and were running on first move. It was like Gausman was brain farting with a man on first, and was exhibiting absolutely zero peripheral vision. I don’t think any of the SBs by the Red Sox were stolen while Gausman was in the middle of his delivery, but he still had the ball in his throwing hand.

Quinn Saunders
Quinn Saunders
4 years ago

Sort of complicated question: I’m in a roto 5×5 that utilizes OBP and QS instead of AVG and Ws.

I’m in 6th place with 1 point for ERA, but 8 points for WHIP and an 8 in HRs. I’ve been offered Steven Strasburg for Joey Gallo. Do I take the deal? Part of me believes that because my WHIP is so low, my ERA is sure to follow and I’m better off keeping the Offense. Current rotation is: Kershaw, Archer, Corbin, Berrios, Taillon and Freddy Peralta. Thanks for your input.

Henry
Henry
4 years ago

Getting tired of rostering Quintana. Move him for a solid prospect to free up space to add SP like Cahill? In 16-team OPS keeper.

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

Hey Grey – in a redraft, Pirates fan in last place offer me Austin Meadows for Moreland (daily league, so he’d just be a matchup play). Does that work for you?

2. He also said he’d be willing to give one of the below instead for Meadows. Any preference? I’m pretty set all around, but Wins and Ks are my worst categories currently (though I’ll take best overall production regardless):

Wacha
Roark
Puig

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

@Grey: Sorry! typo . . . I have Meadows (grabbed him last night for $0 on waivers, Pirates fan was snoozing)

JR
JR
4 years ago

Grey,
Thanks for pushing me over the top to pick up Cron. What a start to the week and even throws in a stolen base to boot. Would be incredible if he could be a top 10 to 15 first baseman the rest of the year.

Appreciate the help!

Scott Steelers
Scott Steelers
4 years ago

Would you trade Cespedes (no keeper value) for Buxton (12tg rd keeper next year) other OF is Bellinger, Judge, Teoscar, Jose Martinez, Gallo. I would be getting Buxton

herschel
herschel
4 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft. ive convinced myself to try and buy goldy. my mccullers/smoak/dejong for goldy/wilson ramos/garrett richards. thoughts?

tomthebod
tomthebod
4 years ago

@Grey: Is Pitcherlist a wannabe Razzball or are you guys friends with them? Their style seems like they’re ripping you off. Plus they are even using your phrases. E.g. from today: “I’m starting to think the “J.D.” stands for “Just Dongs.”” Seems pretty blatant.

RC
RC
4 years ago

Got offered….

I give: Hoskins/Shaw

I get: Goldy/Pillar OR Goldy/Godley

C: Ramos
1B: Hoskins
2B: Albies
3B: JRam
SS: Bregman
OF: Betts, Bryant, Markakis
Util: Shaw, Gardner, Jo-Mart
DL: Braun

SP: C-Mart, Degrom, McCullers
RP: Knebel, Giles, Vasquez
P: Kingham, Soroka, Taillon, Snell, Castillo, Ohtani, Weaver, F. Peralta

10-team H2H weekly redraft. Pull the trigger on any of them?

The Biz
The Biz
4 years ago

Trade Goldy for Rizzo straight up, or with a small throw in? I’m typically very patient, but as my first time ever having Paulie G, something has to happen with this carcass. If not Rizzo, any range of predicted return? I’m usually the king of buying low myself so these are strange days. Thanks!

Spring Blake
Spring Blake
4 years ago

Yo Grey, thanks for the writeup as always.

H2h points league and my 3b has been Frazier, Duffy, and a bunch of other waiver garbage, my ss is profar, and my 2b is hernandez. My sp is real strong with scherzer, Kershaw, ohtani

Would you do either of the following?

Mcullers and hernandez for Longoria and dj lemaiheu

Chapman, Mcullers, hernandez for Longoria, lemaiheu, Felipe vazquez.

grey's handsome doppelganger
grey's handsome doppelganger
4 years ago

First place problems: I’ve got healthy leads in R/HR/RBI but SB/BA are competitive. Which guy are you benching? Hicks, Franchy, Healy, Hoskins, Rendon, Bellinger. Been reluctant to sit the SB guys or the name guys but Healy’s been so hot.

CentralCoastCali
CentralCoastCali
4 years ago

Happy Friday Mr Infotainer,

It is like getting up early Saturday morning to watch the cartoons, Monday thru Friday!!! I think some of your readers and 5 ladies might get that:)!

I traded Corbin and J Turner for Bellinger. My SP’s were clogged up. Trade analyzer has it just over the line for Bellinger. Do you think he’s having a sophomore slump? Turner is a big OBP guy, maybe he was the missing piece?

Looking forward to your Buy/Sell,

CCC

Audacity of Schoop
Audacity of Schoop
4 years ago

@ Grey, 12 team 5×5 roto

I have a roster spot that I’ve been using to stream SP. Folty and Soroka are both now available. Are either worth grabbing to hold down that spot exclusively or would you continue to stream?

Lots of streamers out there such as: Weaver, Flaherty, Gausman, T. Ross, Gibson, Wacha, Kingham etc.

My staff is: McCullers, Newcomb, G. Richards, Pivetta, A. Reyes, DL – R. Ray

Jayrod
Jayrod
4 years ago

Hey Grey!!

Quick one Justin Upton and Estrada for Palka and McCullers in 8tm AL ROTO only.

What side do you favor?!

Much love man! Have a great weekend!
-Jayrod

Murph
Murph
4 years ago

Hey Grey
Cut Peralta for Domingo Santana?
Thanks

Jim
Jim
4 years ago

Would you start or bench Junis vs the Yankees today? Thanks!

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

Gulp.

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:
Was at AT&T last night.
You know how much I hate Belt.
But that bomb last night….
Few hit it there on a cold night.
Something? Doubtful. Could be. Meh.

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:
Yes sir. He has 8 of them. Span has five! Ha.

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

Nope. Denard has five. I think I was even there for one off cookie.

Eng
Eng
4 years ago

Happy Friday, Grey! Great writeup as per.

Continue to hold Bruce Rondon, or drop for new FA Kingery?

Eng
Eng
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Much appreciated. Will do.

CatlosMartinez’Barber
CatlosMartinez’Barber
4 years ago

Who are some SP a barber might reasonably try to acquire using Rafael Devers as (yesterday’s?) bait?

CarlosMartinez’Barber
CarlosMartinez’Barber
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

Fudgie fingers!

Count de Monetball
Count de Monetball
4 years ago

How much longer are you holding Mike Trout before you drop him with his 0-19 streak

Count de Monetball
Count de Monetball
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

Ha

dingo37
dingo37
Reply to  Count de Monetball
4 years ago

@Count de Monetball: 452 more at bats

shibboleth
shibboleth
4 years ago

Grey, happy Friday! I’m getting clobbered by the injury bug. Drop any of these schmoes for Meadows or Kingham? 5×5, OPS/QS/SOLDS league

C- Iannetta
1b: Belt [DL: Myers]
2b: Rizzo
3b: Seager
Ss: Turner
CI: Austin [DL: Candelario]
MI: Escobar [DL: Hanson]
OF: Martinez, Yelich, Teoscar, Span [DL: Braun, Keirmeir]
SP: Cole, Severino, Castillo, Newcomb, Weaver, Flaherty
RP: Allen, Hand, Trienan, Reed, Clippard [DL:Melancon]

Have a great weekend!

Crazy J
Crazy J
4 years ago

Yeah BOYYYD!

How come we never talk about Buxton?

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
4 years ago

Can you rank spec saves guys in order of “needing to be owned”?

Parker, Anderson, Minter, Givens, Romero, Winkler, Bedrosian

worm hole
worm hole
4 years ago

Paxton, Kingery
Story, Olson
which side do you like?

Righty
Righty
4 years ago

Odor vs T Anderson ROS (OPS league, H2H) for MI slot?

Move either for Quintana or something like that?

Soroka dropped, pick up over Wheeler, Boyd, Triggs?

Good read, looking forward to the afternoon column.

Turd Wendell
Turd Wendell
4 years ago

Morton for Vlady Jr? It be my Cholly I’d be sending. T

Turd Wendell
Turd Wendell
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: HAHA

Matt
Matt
4 years ago

Just made a big trade acquiring Trout & Taillon for Harper, Lester & Strickland! A win or fair?

DodgerWindowClosed
DodgerWindowClosed
4 years ago

In first place in 12 team H2H league so aiming to bolster my roster for a glorious September playoff run (like nothing can change over the next 3 months!). Just acquired Trout and Semien for Ozzie, Treinen and Manaea so stoked on that one. Bullpen a mess and too many OF bats now so trying some 2 for 1 trade deals. If that falls through I will Need waiver advice sir.

.Luis Castillo, Skaggs, Osuna, Folty, Pivetta best on the wire. My team:

C- Gattis
CI – Freeman, Eugenio, Carlos Santana (finally got hot)
MI – Dee, Semien, Bregman (will get hot!)
LF – Rosario CF Trout RF Mazara
2OFs – Jo Ma, DeShizz, Peralta (play 2 based on matchups)
Util – Cruz
Bench – Mancini, K Seager (play v Rt Handers)
SP – Max, MadBum, Morton, Bauer, Hendricks
RP – Ziegler, Britton, Melancon (Ugh, SAGNOF)
1. Isn’t Mancini the odd man out on a drop if I can’t package him in a deal? Or?
2. Osuna worth a gamble pickup?
3. Any SP you like on the wire vs a bat or RP?
Thank you

knucks
knucks
4 years ago

Treat Urner/Jose Martinez for Scherzer/Treinen

15 team 6×6 (OPS and QS)

knucks
knucks
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: So if I get the Treat/Martinez side, this would be a good thing. That’s good news.

A little background… this is a deal between 1st place (me) and 2nd place team. He needs pitching. I need power. I’ve crunched numbers here and there and this works in my favor, if I can Stream SPs correctly rest of the way and SAGNOF. How close is this? I’m currently 3 points ahead of him in the standings.

knucks
knucks
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Thank you kindly

LenFuego
LenFuego
Reply to  knucks
4 years ago

@knucks: This is clearly a trade with significant value on both sides that is about category readjustment. If you have done the category math on that with realistic projections, then trust it. You do not have to “win” a trade if it helps you win your league.

knucks
knucks
Reply to  LenFuego
4 years ago

@LenFuego: Yea, I feel ya Len. With you there. Maybe a bit of a joker comment here I guess. I don’t own Jo-Mart anywhere. In fact, I own zero Cards bats across all my leagues, so I haven’t paid much attention to them. And this is my first OPS league endeavor. Just thought I’d fling my thoughts out there at G, needed the nudge.

Got crossed up a bit cause the Trade tool from Rudy was acting wonky, showing me that Treat and Jose Martinez were worth similar values. They were both showing at $37.20 actually.

Should have prolly realized there was a strange prog glitch going on. When I plug in Jose Martinez first, then Treat second for Team B (instead of Treat, then Jo-Mart)… Its a $40/$45 trade.

So yea my head was spinning thinking this was closer to a $40/$70 trade at first.

Rudy Gamble
Reply to  knucks
4 years ago

i caught the glitch yesterday. if you put in the players and then change the league setting, it gives everyone after the first player the first player’s value. remove and re-enter those players and it’s fine.

A-Ram Baller
A-Ram Baller
4 years ago

12 team H2H, daily league, keeper league w/ a NA spot. Would you trade Manny Machado for Gerrit Cole, Hoskins and Eloy?

LenFuego
LenFuego
Reply to  A-Ram Baller
4 years ago

@A-Ram Baller: When you say keeper league, do you mean you keep some predetermined number of players (often 5), or do you mean a dynasty league where you keep your entire roster. Because in a dynasty league, I like that trade for you.

Cohen
Cohen
4 years ago

Tomorrow streamers:
Kingham vs SD
Heaney vs Tamp
Quintana at Cin
SON likes them
Pick one please?

Worm Burner
Worm Burner
4 years ago

Hey Grey,
I need some trade advice. 12 team 5 x 5 roto redraft

My hitting is solid with 11 or 12 in each cat. I lead in steals by 20 SB’s (62 – 42)

Give: Aroldys Vizcaino/Whit Merrified/Billy Hamilton

Get: Aroldis Chapman/Eduardo escobar/Vlad Jr

I’m trying for scooter G in place of Escobar, but he’s not budging. He uses a trade analyzer from fantasysp.com and it doesn’t do Whit any justice.

I’m leaning toward walking away, but would like an opinion.

Thanks man, have a good weekend

JC
JC
4 years ago

I took over a team that is a bit of a mess, but I have it in second place. The last thing I need to fix is that I have 4 first baseman.
Cron, Hanley, Smoak & Miggy. Looking too trade for Gardner, Soler 0r Haniger.
Please rank my 1B for ROS & Which 1B should I trade for which OF? I could use speed….

A N
A N
4 years ago

Are Verlander’s stats sustainable?
Who wins this trade: Verlander and Chris Taylor for Jose Ramirez and Alex Wood?

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
4 years ago

Having Matt issues myself. I have one on the bench at all times in an RCL because I have Freeman, Bryant and Healy. At least they homered together yesterday, because I missed the last few HRs with the wrong guy in the lineup.

Dropping Desmond for Meadows? Just don’t trust Meadows power numbers (or lack there of) to translate

Curtis Jones
Curtis Jones
4 years ago

Anybody else get sonovabenched on Price last night? When I was setting my NFBC pitchers for the week Sunday, Price just seemed too sketchy given his recent performances and video game injuries.

LenFuego
LenFuego
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Yeah, if you aren’t going to start him against the O’s, why would you even own him?

LenFuego
LenFuego
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: I guess my attribution/address was off there. I was really talking to Curtis, or to the Razzball populace in general, not you specifically.

Moral: Life is too short to own a SP you do not trust enough to start against what might be the worst offense in the league.

Cable
Cable
4 years ago

H/H points….ROS…..rank these players. Soler,Cron,Brantley & Healy

Gotime
Gotime
4 years ago

Nova Scotia! Look at Grey all the way in California giving a shout out! As a Canadian, thanks eh!
Ever been north of the border?
Just Dong the injuries are starting…. leaves with a stomach bug….that bug will manifest itself into a rash of injuries people!

Elliot
Elliot
4 years ago

Could you rank the following guys for a utility spot:
Franmil Reyes
Mark Reynolds
Matt Kemp
Austin Meadows

Simon
Simon
4 years ago

Alex Reyes for Bellinger? Need pitching help. Cron and Josh Bell are sitting on waivers. Points league.

Also how much longer before Conforto is a drop? He’s stuck on my bench and there are plenty of streamable OFs on waivers

Thanks

Hugman
Hugman
4 years ago

Have you noticed though, that Streamy’s valuations are dramatically inflated until the day of the start? When I picked up Tropeano two days ago for his next start he was at $20. Today he’s at $6. I can’t remember other specific examples, but it’s been happening frequently.
Any insight into this phenomenon?

Hugman
Hugman
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: I been lurking and posting under other names since there’s another Razzballer in my league (whattup, Jake!).
Interesting. Marco Gonzalez was listed at $30 at one point this week. I didn’t buy in, and it went way down day of. He pitched a good game, but I’m never going near him. Anyhoo, thanks for the info. Let’s beer!

Hugman
Hugman
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: I’m gonna need a few after this Tropeano stream. So much for the Anaheim Steamrollers.

chris pierce
chris pierce
4 years ago

10 team keeper OBP

Is it time to move on from Braun? Shall I go with upside with Kyle Tucker or Meadows or grab guys like Conforto or Domingo, guys who are starting slow.

Also, Buxton was dropped.

Drop
Jose Mart
Simmons
Puig
Soroka DL
EROD
Bundy

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
4 years ago

Am I holding Andrew Miller in a 10 Team 5×5? Can grab Givens or Minter (saves upside RP) instead; Miller seems hurt, uncharateristic blow ups.

Game of Throws
Game of Throws
4 years ago

Grey – Thanks for the daily info and entertainment, or as I like to call it… infotainment.

I’m talking with another owner about selling my Goldschmidt.

Do you like Goldschmidt and Solarte for Moustakas and Albies?

Thanks!

Ace of Spades
Ace of Spades
4 years ago

question #1 …With Swanson coming off the DL I either have to drop him, Cozart or N. Walker. The head says drop Walker, the gut says drop Cozart. What do Grey, Cram it and others say?

question #2… Duvall, Lomo, and Leonys martin are available on the wire. Pick up any of these for Peralta, Teoscar or ( damn my lack of patience ) Buxton ???

question #3 …This particular league is a redraft league . It also has a 60 free agent move limit for season ( already have used 25 ) so streaming is not really a thing with pitching. That being said, I am ready to jump onto the Vladdy gamble to stash on bench. to do so I will drop one of these pitchers: Z Wheeler, Peralta, D German…Which one of these three are the drop and the most prone to roofie’s??? On this one the head says German but the gut says Wheeler. please help settle the head/gut argument for me.

As always, thanks in advance and have a great weekend.

dingo37
dingo37
Reply to  Ace of Spades
4 years ago

@Ace of Spades: head, hold, gut

Ty
Ty
4 years ago

Conforto, Cordero, Lamb, Desmond, Duvall. Pick 2 as last bats.
Thanks!

dingo37
dingo37
Reply to  Ty
4 years ago

@Ty: lamb & desmond (with cordero on the backburner)

edietrich1962
edietrich1962
4 years ago

Give Jorge Soler and Jose Martinez to get Rhys Hoskins and Mitch Haniger.

Guess this would dependent on Hoskins turning it around.

Would you do it?

Ante Galic
Ante Galic
Reply to  edietrich1962
4 years ago

@edietrich1962: Edietrich1962!!

Do it before the other person wakes up from their coma!!! That is a win-win on both gets!

Just my 0.02$ (about 10.00$ 1962 money)

Cheers,
Ante

edietrich1962
edietrich1962
Reply to  Ante Galic
4 years ago

@Ante Galic: I pulled the trigger. Had to include Josh Hader as he wanted a reliever but got Vlad Guerro Jr back to make it 3 for 3.

So I wound up getting Hoskins, Haniger and Vlad Jr. Not too bad me thinks!

LenFuego
LenFuego
Reply to  edietrich1962
4 years ago

@edietrich1962: Can I join your league? Even in a non-keeper league, that would be a fleecing.

Molina Bros BBQ
Molina Bros BBQ
4 years ago

12 team 5×5 roto keeper league. Drop Caleb Smith or the Shark for Nate Jones? I own Clippard, Doolittle and Strickland.

Drop either for Eflin?

Thanks Grey.

Terrence Mann
Terrence Mann
4 years ago

Devers for Tanaka?

How much will Pedroia coming back cut into Devers’s AB?

dingo37
dingo37
Reply to  Terrence Mann
4 years ago

@Terrence Mann: hard pass for me

Terrence Mann
Terrence Mann
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Devers side is better?

Terrence Mann
Terrence Mann
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Thank you, sir.

Walter
Walter
4 years ago

Heaney and Pivetta…for real?

Costanza
Costanza
4 years ago

Sat Richards against Houston Wed, then countered by starting Gausman at Fenway. Lord of the idiots.

Robert Schroeder
Robert Schroeder
4 years ago

Would you own Matz or King Felix?

dingo37
dingo37
Reply to  Robert Schroeder
4 years ago

@Robert Schroeder: maybe a 16 teamer

Joel Blauvel
Joel Blauvel
Reply to  dingo37
4 years ago

@dingo37: Stream [email protected] tonight and [email protected] tomorrow.

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
4 years ago

Hay Hay Hay,

Melancon is supposedly on the mend. What do you think the chances are he gets the CL job back from Strickland?

Love yas!!!

dingo37
dingo37
Reply to  sportivetricks
4 years ago

@sportivetricks: I feel like its in hunters court

Bob
Bob
4 years ago

Is Braun droppable for Alex Reyes ?

dingo37
dingo37
Reply to  Bob
4 years ago

@Bob: I’ve been sitting on that lottery ticket, but I’d give it up for Braun.

Lance Goldberg
Lance Goldberg
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:
Braun droppable for Vlad?

thank you!

Slappy Jack
Slappy Jack
4 years ago

Nice write up Grey, thx my man!

The pitchers going today are so awful:
H.Bailey
D.Pomeranz
D.Straily
the pitcher formerly known as King Felix
C.Fulmer
M.Moore
M.Estrada
I.Nova
B.Anderson
A.Cobb
B.Suter
D.Holland

it could be a historical day of offense haha

Slappy Jack
Slappy Jack
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:
I’m not hating on SON, love our robot overlords
but we are not speaking terms due to recent Pivetta incident

I don’t have the stones to start any of those guys anyway
god bless anyone who has to

Packers
Packers
4 years ago

I have Lucroy and just realized he doesn’t have a HR yet. I have to many teams……
Gattis and Flowers are available. Is either one better to own? OPS is an added cat.

Looking forward to buy and sell this afternoon.

Joel
Joel
4 years ago

Props for the Nova Scotia reference.

Interestingly, there is a disgusting amount of Boston Red Sox fans (especially in the Soutwest) in Nova Scotia. The long standing fan base (we’re talking since the inception of the Sox) most certainly could be attributed to the steamer ship connection to Yarmouth/Shelburne Nova Scotia.

However, it is mostly due to the days of radio where either only the Boston or N.Y. radio signal could be picked up. I suspect the ability to pick up the radio frequency is also responsible for the pockets of longtime Yankees fans that exist there too.

Joel
Joel
Reply to  Joel
4 years ago

@Joel: not to mention Babe Ruth was an avid Hunter and frequent visitor to Yarmouth post retirement. That probably helped things out a bit.

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
4 years ago

Traded Haniger for Kingery about a month ago (loved Kingerys elg, youth, power speed combo.)

12 Team OPS 6×6, MI is REALLY shallow, but Kingery been downright useless. I almost wanna cut him.

Should I? Or just keep him on the bench? I cant believe how bad he’s been.

dingo37
dingo37
Reply to  Travis Hafner
4 years ago

@kilkennybrian: guess it would depend on who youre replacing him with. another guy who’ll sit your bench? fwiw hes been avail in my league for weeks.

Zeus
Zeus
4 years ago

If German Marquez faced off agains Domingo German would we have a game of Double Deutsch? If they married would he be German squared?

Zeus
Zeus