What’s more American than Memorial Day weekend?  How about an ex-country singer-dating, gun-toting, Texan, a guy that looks like he puts a hot dog in the fly of his pants and goes up to female reporters and asks them if they’re hungry, a guy who we call Red State Jeter, a guy that looks like he has the rhythm of Mark Madsen, someone who has Ted Nugent’s special I’m-a-huntin’ phone number, a guy that Roger Clemens probably watches and thinks, “I wonder if he’ll have sex with my wife while I watch,” throwing a no-hitter?  With a no-hitter on Memorial Day, Josh Beckett just took your ‘Murica and raised it back to its 1950’s ‘Murica when we were more obvious about our contempt for other nations.   Though for our fantasy porpoises — hey, dolphins! — I gotta be honest, I’m a bit worried about him throwing 128 pitches, but his peripherals suggest a guy that if healthy can be a solid fantasy number three.  He is not an ace now, so if suddenly people think that, feel free to shop him.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Hanley Ramirez – Missed Saturday and Sunday with a sore calf and is headed for an MRI.  If he hits the DL, Alex Guerrero would’ve been ear already, but now it’s up to Erisbel Arruebarrena, who is more of a defensive specialist.

Matt Kemp – Benched for third straight game.  In my 2nd Sell of the year, I said to sell Kemp.  To that I say, you should’ve listened.

Justin Turner – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 2nd homer this week.  The homers were in his last three games, but it wasn’t the last three Dodger games, so there’s a problem there.  Figgins is stealing time from Turner.  In other words, it’s Turner & Mooch.

Cody Asche – Hit the DL with a strained hamstring.  The Phils will turn to Cesar Hernandez and Reid Brignac to handle third base.  Maikel Franco is an option potentially, and I grabbed him in a few leagues just in case the Phillies actually do something exciting.  Then again, the Phils got younger last year by getting Marlon Byrd, so just know we’re up against an organization that makes Brian Sabean seem too youth-focused.  The Phils may just trade for Eric Chavez.

Matt Cain – Cut his bullpen session short and scratched from start due to his hamstring.  I.e., Cain was unable.

Madison Bumgarner – 7 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 10 Ks vs. the Twins.  This was actually against a stronger than usual Twins lineup, because they were in an NL park and didn’t have to try to find a DH.

Hunter Pence – 3-for-4, 1 run, 3 runs and a homer, which gives him 6 homers and 6 steals.  Ah, all is right with the world and Pence can stop walking around in tissue boxes and peeing into milk bottles.

Michael Morse – 3-for-3, 4 RBIs.  On our Player Rater, Morse is the 10th best 1st baseman in front of guys like Posey, Chris Davis, Allen Craig, Hosmer and Votto.  If only you drafted while in the Peace Corps with nothing but a clicker to transmit your picks.

Oswaldo Arcia – The Twins plan on calling him up for today’s game.  I went to pick him up in every league, but was beaten to the punch everywhere.  Hopefully that punch is spiked with Visine and his owners get diarrhea.  I’m not bitter.  Where’s Oswaldo?  Not on my teams.  Jerks!  Not bitter at all.  Arcia has solid power — 14 HRs last year in 97 games — and if I needed that sorta thing, I’d grab him in all leagues.

Chris Colabello – Optioned to the minors.  Shows you, no one likes flat soda.

Taijuan Walker – Cleared for rehab assignment, which is like the third time he’s been cleared for a rehab assignment.  Lohan got through rehab quicker than this guy.

George Springer – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer after he homered twice Saturday.  Oh, and he’s on pace for 30 homers in an abbreviated season.  Aren’t you glad you dropped him after he struggled in his first two weeks?  Maybe you should see if you can get Carlos Ruiz to get you an extra prescription of Adderall.

Dallas Keuchel – 9 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks.  I’m pretty sure JB will be along later today with a pitching profile on Keuchel.  I will add one thing, stop diddling around looking at Keuchel on your waivers and pick him up!  If you hold your pelvic muscles contracted while doing it, it will also be your Keuchel exercises for the day.

Drew Pomeranz – 4 IP, 2 ER, but was yanked early because he was going against the Blue Jays and they are a big dog offense and you don’t send a Pomeranz against that.

Josh Donaldson – 1-for-3 and his 11th homer, hitting .268.  This looks more like what kind of average we can expect from Donaldson, but I’d let him impregnate my Cougar if I could own him instead of Ryan Zimmerman, assuming my Cougar’s eggs were still fertile.

Edwin Encarnacion – 1-for-3 and his 14th homer.  The homer was held up for replay review because Edwin didn’t swing the bat, he simply gave the pitch a nasty look, which turned it around 400 feet.

Jose Reyes – 2-for-3, 1 run and 3 steals.  It paid off that the Blue Jays put into Reyes’s contract he needed to get three steals on May 25th.

J.A. Happ – 7 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Nothing but a streamer, and the Stream-o-Nator doesn’t have kind words for his next start.

Josh Hamilton – Sidelined in Triple-A after being jammed by a pitch three days ago.  Didn’t the Players Union outlaw inside pitches after Bob Gibson?  Donald Fehr, we need a strike!

Garrett Richards – 7 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, raising his ERA to 3.00.  I’d be lying if I said I felt comfortable with Richards as an every-start starter, or I’d be lying down.

Chris Iannetta – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 5th homer.  Pretty much hot garbage in the microwave for six minutes on high, but he does have two homers in the last three games.

Jason Vargas – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners (5 BBs), 6 Ks.  Varburp.

Manny Ramirez – Named player-coach at Triple-A for the Cubs.  In related news, Javier Baez started referring to his antics as just Javy being Javy.

Jason Hammel – 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks vs. the Padres.  That really compounds the sonavabenching you got from him in last start vs. the Yankees.  It’s like you kept your priceless Bavarian hummel stored away for years, then took it to Antique Roadshow only to have the appraiser break off the little Bavarian child’s head.  Guten dag!

Junior Lake – 1-for-3 and his 6th homer as he bats near-.350 in the last week.  Hot schmotato alert!

Rafael Montero – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 10 Ks vs. Bronson Arroyo (6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 1 K) as the Mets and the Diamondbacks spread one game’s worth of offense across a doubleheader.  Honestly, I’m having a hard time finding an offensive standout from the entire doubleheader.  Well, I mean on the field.  They were in Queens, so I’m sure there a few offensive standouts in the stands.

Eric Young Jr. – Headed to the DL with a pulled hamstring.  He said, “I could probably play through, but it’s not like anyone plays me anyway.”  Aw, sad face!

Francisco Liriano – 5 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA up to 5.06.  I’m kinda over getting told Ray Searage fixed Liriano.  So there.

Josh Harrison – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 3rd homer.  You are a kid of the 80’s if you see the box score reading ‘J. Harrison’ and immediately think, “The Pirates are leading off with Jenilee Harrison?  Too bad it’s Walker behind him, and not Tripper.”

Doug Fister – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Solid start, or as Walt Whitman would say, U, Dog, Fister.

Adam LaRoche – 1-for-4 as he returned from the DL.  He’s not quite at the point in his career where he should only be owned when he’s a hot schmotato, but I do feel sorry for the teams that need to start LaRoche when he’s not swinging a hot bat.

Denard Span – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 7th steal.  I picked him up last week around the time I called him a hot schmotato for the first time.  He’s hitting around .370 in the last week with a homer.  “Entertain us, Denard Dawg, or I will call on Jarrod Dyson and his unicycle,” as Rajai, the King of SAGNOF, would say.

Julio Teheran – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, lowering his ERA to 1.77.  Alex Cobb’s ERA is at 1.40.  You’re welcome.  You know what for.

Evan Gattis – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and two homers.  This is the first time he’s got two taters in one day since he was living in a dumpster behind Bennigan’s and they were doing a stuffed baked potato special.

Jason Kipnis – Will return on Tuesday from his oblique.  Well, I mean he will return with it.  I think; I don’t know what an oblique is, so it could go either way.

Corey Kluber – 7 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks.  I saw an Asian girl with pigtails, wearing a neon girl headband, and I immediately thought Kluber!  Then I thought about how old and lame I was.

Trevor Bauer – 4 1/3 IP, 4 ER.  As I said on Friday, “Unlike, say, (Phil) Hughes, Bauer has a huge upside, but with upside comes down side, young Padawan  I get the feeling Bauer is going to have a few supreme stinkers like he should be wearing Odorizzi as a hat.”  And that’s me quoting me!

Nelson Cruz – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 16th homer.  So, you’re saying I should’ve drafted him instead of Austin Jackson?  Got it, thanks!

Zach Britton – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 2nd save.  Britton looks like the clear-cut favorite for saves now.  Good day, O’day!

Manny Machado – 1-for-2 and his 2nd homer. as he returned from a stiff groin.  And now his owners are suffering from the same ailment.

Mike Napoli – Hit the DL with a sprained left ring finger.  Over a month ago, he dislocated it and Google Maps had him locate a frankfurter that had a fingernail glued to the tip, but that just didn’t work for him.

A.J. Pierzynski – 3-for-4, 3 runs, after hitting a home run on Saturday.  I know what this is bringing on myself, but Pierzynski does tend to get smoking hot for stretches, and it looks like he’s in the middle of one of those now.

Jake Odorizzi – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Sweet, large font super, but his next start on the Stream-o-Nator is ugly, so I’d ignore him.

Evan Longoria – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 5th homer.  You know what he needs, right?  He needs the patented Grey countdown to my projected homer total!  26 more homers, let’s go long, Longo!

Masahiro Tanaka – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, lowering his ERA to 2.29.  Why I am not in charge of what songs player’s enter to, I have no clue, but I have the best song for Tanaka.  The opening chorus, “Awa, awa, awa…He’s got diamonds on the soles of his shoes, Tanaka, Tanaka, Tanaka…”  As if everybody here would know what I was Tanaka’ing about.

Derek Jeter – 4-for-5, 1 run, 2 RBIs and 1 gift basket for Andre Rienzo.

Ronald Belisario – 1 IP, 3 ER on Saturday.  Thankfully, Belisario owners (me included) were spared him coming in for a save on Sunday.  I tried to pick up Daniel Webb in all of my leagues, but that ship done sailed.  I’d continue to hold Belisario, but this doesn’t look like it’s headed to a nice place.

Joey Votto – A) Reds manager, Bryan Price said Votto won’t be 100% all year. B) Votto’s 30 years old. C) There’s no C. D) He probably won’t be 100% the rest of his career.  E) Wouldn’t be surprised if we’ve seen the best of Votto.  F) Me.

Tony CingraniBryan Price said Alfredo Simon could stay in the rotation with Cingrani demoted because The Regression Fairies are scared of Simon and his glock.  Doesn’t Cingrani have any mafia connections?

Adam Wainwright – 8 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 12 Ks.  Well, at least one top ten drafted pitcher is working out.  Yes, I’m kinda saying that to jinx him.  Sorry.

Kolten Wong – 2-for-4, 1 RBI and 2 steals.  I would own him, I like him, yadda3, but notice how the Cards are using him and then think about how much you want Oscar Taveras.  The Cards really had to play Mark Ellis on Saturday?  Really, Seth Myers?

Randy Wolf – 5 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Wolf?  More like a dog!  *high-fives self*  Ow, goddamn brittle bones!

Marcell Ozuna – 2-for-3 and his 9th homer.  OZUNA come to park, OZUNA hit long home run ball, OZUNA know what happened to Janeane Garofalo.

Jimmy Nelson – 5 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Grab him!  (In NL-Only keeper leagues, he’s okay.  Some dynasty leagues, perhaps.  But he’s not guaranteed another start unless Yovani goes to the DL.  I’m really just testing people to see who has parenthetical blindness.)

Ryan Braun – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI.  The amount of vitriol around the league for Braun due to his suspension last year continues to show itself as he goes around the league.  All the Jews in attendance in Miami refused to stand to cheer on Braun.  Though they were all over the age of 85, so maybe they just couldn’t.

Khris Davis – 2-for-5, 2 runs.  He now has a modest four-game hitting streak, and I have been watching him like a cyclops with a monocle because I think he can get hot at some point.

Roughned Odor – 2-for-4, 1 run on Sunday, 4-for-5, a run and 5 RBIs on Saturday.  Odor?  *breathes in*  It’s like lavender chamomile.

Mitch Moreland – 3-for-5, 1 run, 3 RBIs.  Moreland’s looking better than the Rangers ex-1st baseman that would just take up more land.

Colby Lewis – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners (5 BBs), 2 Ks.  Yesterday, Colby was a survivor, but I’d vote him off my team.

Rick Porcello – 5 1/3 IP, 8 ER.  That’s not a Porcello, that’s a mushroom cloud.

Justin Verlander – 5 1/3 IP, 6 ER.  Verlander and CC should just open up a big and tall men’s clothing store and end the whole pitching thing, call it Verbathalandier’s.

Miguel Cabrera – 1-for-3 but left yesterday’s game with a cramp in his hamstring.  I’d say it’s day-to-day, but with Chris Parmelee filling in for Prince Fielder on one of my teams and Wilmer Flores filling in for Nolan Arenado, I fully expect Miggy to miss the next 8 to 12 months.

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Robby D
Robby D
8 years ago

Picked up Kluber and Skaggs on streams, but they have stayed for a couple starts because the matchups were good and they’ve been better than Liriano. Is it time to cut bait with Liriano and throw him to the fishes?

Also, I’m in a ten team league (ESPN) where someone dropped Sterling Marte, is her preferrable to Ozuna long term? My OF was stacked because I kept like 4 OF (Bruce, Stanton, Cargo, Cargomez) and drafted Brantley late, so with Bruce back I have an extra OF/Utility guy in Ozuna. Not sure what if I should jump on Marte for the speed with some power?

Also damn the baseball gods for injuring both of my 3rd baseman. Zimmerman and Arenado are sitting on the bench forcing me to use Lonnie Chisenhall. Here’s to him hot schmotatoing it all over the place until one of them gets back.

nick the dick
nick the dick
8 years ago

yo G drop e santana or cingrani to grab n stash walker a good idea?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
8 years ago

How are we feeling about Hughes at home v TEX tomorrow? SON says ‘meh’, but most of the Rangers hitters have a pretty ordinary record against him…

E
E
8 years ago

Pls rank ROS for W, K, ERA, WHIP:
E. Santana
Dickey
Eovaldi
Hughes
Vogelsong

Jacks
Jacks
8 years ago

Holy sh-t … I traded Ventura moments before his start. The offer had been up a while and the owner accepted. It’s a weekly league, lineups locked, Ventura’s numbers were mine for the week … don’t know why the guy didn’t wait.

I told him I had no clue he was about to get injured and I didn’t. Noboby did as far as I know. He was 98.4 mph avg last start. He’s been looking good. But this may cause some turmoil for me.

I got $30 Bautista and $20 Nathan for $2 Yordana and $6 Yelich …

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Jacks
8 years ago

@Jacks: no turmoil for you. also manager just said he was told it’s not TJ side of elbow. so maybe just shorter DL stint.

Jacks
Jacks
Reply to  goodfold2
8 years ago

@goodfold2: I just read that … best outcome for me is a slightly injured Ventura who just can’t sustain acehood with his slight physical assets. I had already dealt that owner Matt Moore in the offseason. Sending him two TJ victims would result in some serious black-listing. I didn’t plan either of course. Just knew to exercise caution with young arms who have control problems.

Myles Standish
Myles Standish
8 years ago

Ryu is available.

Drop Cingrani or Kennedy for him?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
8 years ago

Would be pretty sweet if G-Spring could cap this day with a home run…

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  SteveNZ
8 years ago

@SteveNZ: You’re welcome.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: watch, i’ll wave this wand shaped thing and E5 will hit a homer or more tomorrow. there! (problem is i’m playing against him in 2 different H2H’s)

E
E
8 years ago

for pts:
Leake @ ARI (1.5)
or
Duffy vs HOU (8.6)

It's Enrico Pallazzo
It's Enrico Pallazzo
8 years ago

This is insane now. Another one bites the dust. Hate to jump the gun but the writings on the wall. He’s been off his last few starts.

Mr. Glass
Mr. Glass
8 years ago

Brian Wilson needs to go back to hanging out with Dallas Braden this guy blows… why not just leave in Ryu dude had like 95 pitches

Ooh ooh that smell
Ooh ooh that smell
8 years ago

Paxton or Walker?

Ooh ooh that smell
Ooh ooh that smell
8 years ago

Ryu is available.

Drop Cingrani or Kennedy for him?

tbone2917
tbone2917
8 years ago

Will you rank the order off the SS you would want for the rest of the year? Standard 5×5 league. Thanks

Aybar, Alcedes, Villar, Peralta, Asdrubal, Simmons

quimmy
quimmy
8 years ago

Gray, do you think there is any chance wade davis gets stretched out to go into the rotation is ventura misses a chunk of time? davis’ numbers sure are purrty

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: he was not good as starter, but shown at least twice to be a dominant RP. now and on TB.

Mr. Glass
Mr. Glass
8 years ago

Who you dropping ventura for Eovadli, Lyles, Vargas, or Travis wood
Ventura left with lateral elbow discomfort. .. the summer of tommy john seems like it wont end

quimmy
quimmy
Reply to  Mr. Glass
8 years ago

@Mr. Glass: eovaldi

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Mr. Glass
8 years ago

@Mr. Glass: what kind of league is eovaldi still available in. i’m in 10 teamers where he was gone in mid April.

peejer
peejer
8 years ago

Think Girardi will give Betances the ball in the 8th??
I have him in a holds league but aside from the k’s I dont think he is worth keeping over Peralta B.Wilson Loup McGee who R still on the wire ….do U?
If u agree who do you like of these??

Abdoozy
Abdoozy
8 years ago

At least Ryu won’t be getting cold while his team bats around…

Beam Me up Scottay
Beam Me up Scottay
8 years ago

Best ROS SP: Milone, I. Kennedy or H. Alvarez?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
8 years ago

Uh-oh. Yordano left with ‘lateral elbow discomfort”. MRI tomorrow…

John
John
8 years ago

my harper and pujols for Davis!! thinking no but might be able to get an arm too?

John
John
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: shoulda added what arms i may be able to get, i need SP needed before today and Im a ventura owner so i need more. Sanchez or wacha or again hold.

jaw
jaw
8 years ago

i was proposed felix and cargo (both non keepers) for yordano $10 and springer $15. 12 team 5×5 $280 h2h. given the yordano uncertainly, should i pull the trigger? im in third right now with a solid team.

jaw
jaw
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: im 4 games out of first and have a pretty stacked team, definitely can win this year

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  jaw
8 years ago

@jaw: terrible trade

jaw
jaw
Reply to  frankgrimes
8 years ago

@frankgrimes: for me or the guy who proposed it?

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  jaw
8 years ago

@jaw: Felix side hands downs is better.

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
8 years ago

damn ross/owings/pennington couldn’t get even 1 more guy in when they’re on 2nd and 3rd! 3 tries, no sacs,bunts, or hits. Ross deserved worse.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
8 years ago

Ryu…

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  SteveNZ
8 years ago

@SteveNZ: Awwwww.

fausto
fausto
8 years ago

Springer has me sprung like sir mix a lot…
who loses job first latroy or balfour? Im debating on grabbing ottavino or joel peralta..Also is bryan shaw worth keeping? he’s not getting the save opps. Though he should be.

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
8 years ago

ok i have goldy and mccarthy against ross. this is a big deal here. AU SHIZZ

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
8 years ago

@Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: that’s the sound of my water breaking (or something else flowing out of my pants)

kev
kev
8 years ago

Springer or Myers ROS? Is Niese legit? Keep him over Wily Peralta or trevor Bauer? Drop Billy Hamilton for Gregory Polanco?

good stuff as always

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  kev
8 years ago

@kev: he’s gotta be over bauer at this point.

moronymous lohse
moronymous lohse
8 years ago

Another phuquing ligament injury? This is getting stupid.

sam
sam
8 years ago

we thinking springer is the real deal now? pretty amazing last week. what kind of players would you trade to get him for in a keeper league, ive been trying a alex gordon/jon lester combo to everyone/anyone and no one wants those guys

sam
sam
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: well just the terrible slump he was in adjusting to mlb pitching

sam
sam
Reply to  sam
8 years ago

@sam: what kind of player would you offer to aquire him?

Nightpandas
Nightpandas
8 years ago

Oy, pet detective…..

Cuddyer or Latos?

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
8 years ago

now 40% of my player pickups for the week are killing me, with Hutch and McCarthy. worst part is i’m playing against Ross too. I know i’ll be dropping Hutch (doesn’t matter what opp with that outing), but McCarthy has been pretty good lately.

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
8 years ago

@Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: jesus, plus it was EVERCAB! so the guy in the 5,000 suit gets it up the ass. C’mon! ERA/WHIP ruined for week already.

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
8 years ago

@Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: damn, it’s easy to say now, but should’ve gone Milone/Quintana.

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
8 years ago

Infante or Beckham in OPS and total bases league as backup to Hill.

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: glad i stashed him then.

SeanMcD
SeanMcD
8 years ago

Mejia or Balfour?

nick the dick
nick the dick
8 years ago

beckett/cingrani/heyward/bauer vs. sonny/price/robertson?

nick the dick
nick the dick
Reply to  nick the dick
8 years ago

@nick the dick: Guy in my 10 teamer is tanking and said hes taking offers and everyones available so im trying to cash in on beckett and possibly trade cingrani if, god forbid, they stupidly send him to the pen. also want to open a spot to grab taijuan and get rid of my weakest outfielder to slide in polanco and taveras. Ok offer to start considering ill grab walker too? offer more or less? thanks man

Long Bawls
Long Bawls
8 years ago

Yordanoy. Yordanoof.

SteveV
SteveV
8 years ago

Two questions 1) Hutchinson or Archer?
2) Would you trade Kazmir and Doolittle for 2. Either Archer or Hutchinson or Cingrini pick 2.

SteveV
SteveV
Reply to  SteveV
8 years ago

Or for 2) I can just do Doolittle for Cingraini or Archer or Hutch.

SteveV
SteveV
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

Which trade wouldn’t you do. Doolittle for Archer or Doolitle and Kaz for Archer and Hutch?

Mike
Mike
8 years ago

Would you drop Tillman for Tanner Roark or Brandon McCarthy?

Abdoozy
Abdoozy
8 years ago

Jay Bruce. How long do i put up with his imitation of Carlos Santana?
When he’s not striking out at an unprecedented (for him) rate, he’s hitting grounders into the shift.
With only one DL slot my bench is thin.. I don’t like bench bats and I have Arenado, Abreu and Lee in the infirmary.
Everyone else in the outfield (Stanton, Cutch, Coco, Thmith) is carrying or at least hitting his own weight. I’ve floated trade balloons but nobody wants to offer anything for big bad Bruce… Smart league..

David
David
8 years ago

Based on your rule of thumb that any pitcher with a +6 difference in k/9 & BB/9, I’m looking at some pitchers sitting on waivers who I’d like to add for smyly (who I’m done with). I’m in a league w/ QS & k/9 instead of wins & k so I need not worry about losses. I just need consistent pitchers who will get me minimum 6 inn, 3 er, 6k baseball.

Collin McHugh w/ 6.8 (20th in the cat)
Brandon McCarthy w/ 6.28 (27th)

Thinking I should jump on McHugh for smyly.

My rotation is anibel, cobb, kluber, kennedy, skaggs, smyly, beckett, pomeranz, porcello, cashner.
Any other suggestions? I’m hurting for quality starts and need better k/9 rate.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
8 years ago

Look at G-Spring go!

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
8 years ago

anybody curious as to why Wacha was yanked after 7 and only 84 pitches, he only had 6 baserunners at that point.

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: went back and looked at it, holliday (3rd in order) was up in next inning, so it’s probably just Matheny being an idiot.

Rock
Rock
8 years ago

drop Any of the following for Aaron Hill, who just got dropped?

Kole Calhoun, Garrett Jones, Mitch Moreland, Denard Span, Derek Norris, Devin Mesoraco…

Gyorko is my 2B, Wong my MI

I have complete faith that Gyorko has about 23 home runs in him for the season, he just needs to find the groove, and for that reason I am reluctant to drop him

I’m way too deep at OF (Bruce, Baufeasta, Brantley, Myers, B-Ham, the above schmotatos…)

thanks grey and friends

B.o.B
B.o.B
8 years ago

Mejia or Britton?

Joe
Joe
8 years ago

Grey who you like better lance lynn or hisashi iwakuma or micheal wacha?

PJ
PJ
8 years ago

Grey, I have Matt Harvey in a keeper league. 12 teams, 30 players, 8 keepers. I’m not a strong contender this year so I’m looking to next year. I might let Harvey sit all year and keep him for the long-run, but I also think pitching is overvalued in the league and I’m tempted to trade him. What’s better: 1) gamble on keeping him or 2) trade him for a 15th round pick in 2015?

SeanMcD
SeanMcD
8 years ago

Drop Prado for Ozuna? Position eligibility isn’t important to me, just production. Thanks.

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
8 years ago

hutchison starting to look terrible with the lack of strikes, now up to even in balls to strikes, in weirder news longo just stole a base. isn’t he projected at 0 steals.

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
8 years ago

@Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: F You Hutchison! thank god i don’t have this schlub and Smyly anymore at the same time.

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: looks like he’ll get a win though, so there’s that.

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
8 years ago

for some reason espn’s box scores have locked up. yahoo’s fine though.

Party Boy John
Party Boy John
8 years ago

if homer bailey is available and i have cingrani would you drop cingrani for homer? do you like homer better than chavez or kasmir?

Snacks13
Snacks13
8 years ago

Garrett Richards or Homer Bailey ROS?

Moronymous Lohse
Moronymous Lohse
8 years ago

So I’ve lost J. Hamilton sliding into 1st, Arenado sliding into 2nd, and Harper sliding into 3rd. All with thumb injuries. All with head first slides. MONTHS worth of injuries. If Billy Hamilton can break his thumb sliding into home I can complete the injury cycle. Instead of head first slides teams should start telling kids to run the bases with both thumbs shoved up their ass and running first to third like a keystone cop having a rectal exam.

JMAC
JMAC
8 years ago

I’m in a 10 team H2H keeper league and Latos and Cashner are on the waiver wire. When is the right time to stash either (I assume Latos). And what date do you think he’ll return?

Mike
Mike
8 years ago

What SP (+ QS) would you consider equal value for Pedro Alvarez (+ OBP) ROS?

ferris
ferris
8 years ago

If only someone had said to start eovaldi like 10 times sonofabench

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: like clapping your ankles together in wizard of oz? start eovaldi.. start eovaldi

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: Watched the original Wizard of Oz with the kids the other day. Had never seen it before. Considering its age, a marvel of art direction, set design and in-camera creativity, it has to be said.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: They probably do, just never watched it before, for some reason. Kids’ reaction is funny when I explain how “there were no computers involved in the making of this movie.”

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: when the kids get a little older (or you parent how i would, just kidding i won’t have kids), you can tell them about how somebody hung themselves during one scene in the background. pretty scary, and morbid.

Shoop Da Whoop
Shoop Da Whoop
8 years ago

>Be me
>Start yelling at TV when Samardzija bats in the 8th after throwing 105 pitches
>Still yelling as he comes out for the 8th
>Cry after Pagan gets lead off hit
>Will rage throw remote when the worst bullpen in baseball blows the quality start

Shoop Da Whoop
Shoop Da Whoop
Reply to  Shoop Da Whoop
8 years ago

@Shoop Da Whoop: Sandoval left Pagan on 3rd after striking out looking. I’ll take it!

sul
sul
8 years ago

Which side in a 10 tm, h2h league? (Keeper as well)
A: Greinke and Solarte
B: Rios and Cashner

Rondelio
Rondelio
8 years ago

Junior Lake, Wong, or James Jones

john
john
8 years ago

Cont’d . due to shallow roster just drop a Gordon for hosmer, obvious upgrade to just swap or go with Mejia?? Lackey?? Wld like to keep arms.

john
john
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: lackey or just work on trade to make space

John
John
Reply to  john
8 years ago

@Grey: @john: In my league its so shallow hard to trade a gordon type. I can work on a trade but if i want hosmer its lackey or gordon that has to go.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
8 years ago

Cathy Moriarity was great in the original Neighbors. She did Raging Bull and Neighbors both before her 20th birthday I think. “Vic tried to pork me…”

Milone dealing today.

EK
EK
8 years ago

Pls rank for H2H pts?
Colon vs PIT (11.7)
Miley vs SD (8.8)
Masterson @ CHW (4.4)
Morton @ NYM (4.2)
Leake @ ARI (1.5)

Myles Standish
Myles Standish
8 years ago

Melancon with 2nd save in in the last 3 games. Maybe hold on instead of dropping for Britton?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
8 years ago

Look at that jump link to the comment box!

Some old-school HTML right there – nice!

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: I complain a lot about the ill fortune that besets my h2H team, so it only seems fair to say that I got both Britton and Panda off the waiver wire…

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: No way.

BTW, up against EE this week. That scares me…

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: And there he goes. Had to happen, I guess.

Mike
Mike
8 years ago

Hi Grey,

Who do you like better – Sean Doolittle or Zach Britton – for RoS?

Actually these are my RPs currently…

Ernesto Frieri
Jason Grilli
Jason Motte
Sean Doolittle
Zach Britton

I am looking to drop one now for a waiver wire pickup.

Thanks…

Mike.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Mike
8 years ago

@Mike: motte for doolittle if you like saves, or just get the best pitcher.

Beyond
Beyond
8 years ago

Hi Grey,

A couple for ya…

SS: Drop A Simmons for J Rollins?

2B Drop Gyorko for Beckham?

goodfold2
goodfold2
8 years ago

wong just slid past 3rd base bag due to rain soaked mud.

Mike
Mike
8 years ago

I think I asked a couple of weeks ago – drop 3B Seager for 3B Sandoval – and I think the answer was hold at that time. Is it still a hold today?

Thanks…

Mike.

Mike
Mike
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: Thanks!

Red Barons
Red Barons
8 years ago

Is Smyly getting tired as a starter or is he just in a slump? Wondering if it’s worth dropping him for Britton or Webb.

Red Barons
Red Barons
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: Thanks. I was getting worried with the intermittent relief appearances, increase of walks lately, and now giving up all those HRs in O.co.

Dkohn
Dkohn
8 years ago

Also how do you do it?

Sandoval is on a tear since you said to buy him.

Respek

Dkohn
Dkohn
8 years ago

Gr~ey,

You is da man.

What caliber player has to be offered for Tanaka?

Would you offer Pujols?

Dkohn
Dkohn
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: “You’re absolutely right.”
What was I thinking.

It has to be at least…3 times bigger.

goodfold2
goodfold2
8 years ago

NYM are freakin stupid. Valverde gives up double and 2nd hit in one inning, so let’s leave him in. yeah, that’s the ticket.

Jacks
Jacks
Reply to  goodfold2
8 years ago

@goodfold2: Ha, check the Mets twitter account. They dropped his ass before he could even take a shower.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Jacks
8 years ago

@Jacks: they should drop the manager for even thinking to put him in, and then after he does LEAVING him in for the 2nd inning.

Clive
Clive
8 years ago

Who wins this trade in a 10 team keeper?

I give up Bautista (would be a 1st rd keeper next year so not much value)

I get Bumgarner (4th Rd) & Myers (16th Rd)

It would obviously hurt my OF this year, but big boost to SP + the Myers keeper value.

Thanks!

Milarky
Milarky
8 years ago

Any reason I shouldn’t trade Garrett Jones for Carlos Santana? Jones has helped me with Belt on the DL, but I have Swisher to sub in. I don’t like Swisher either, but essentially he has been a DH for me which is what Santana will be, so it’s a straight swap.

Wilsonian
Wilsonian
8 years ago

Hanging on to Cingrani in an 8 Team H2H or dumping him for:

Archer
Harang
Pomeranz
Neise
Lackey
Odorizzi

W, QS, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

Wilsonian
Wilsonian
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: assuming he gets demoted, who is the best overall pickup for the ROS out of that group? I’m assuming Pomeranz…

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
8 years ago

I knew but now it’s official Tillman you’re dead to me

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: recommend a movie to take the girl to later?

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: is that a remake of the Belushi one? lol

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  frankgrimes
8 years ago

@frankgrimes: i benched him in 16 teamer and dropped him 13 hours 23 mintues ago in 10 teamer.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  goodfold2
8 years ago

@goodfold2: looking for replacements for him, but they’re like this: vargas/tomlin/colby jacked cheese/nuno/kendrick. probably vargas (eck)

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  goodfold2
8 years ago

@goodfold2: yea nothing out there for me either kinda knew big risk but two starts so I threw dice and came up craps
eovaldi was decent and need Ross to make a quality start tonight.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  frankgrimes
8 years ago

@frankgrimes: that’s why i only benched him (in 16 teamer), other options aren’t good.

Jon jay
Jon jay
8 years ago

Which two you got for the ROS?

Latos,Eovaldi,Kennedy, Hughes,Pineda

Wacha Wacha
Wacha Wacha
8 years ago

I cant believe both guys are sitting there still but I only get one add per week 10 team categories… Keuchel or Taveras? I dont necessarily need hitting more than pitching or vice versa… just want the best player.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: Keuchel has been the BEST SP in May, how is he still unowned in any league bigger than like maybe 8 teamers (even in those he should be owned, just i could believe it)

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  goodfold2
8 years ago

@goodfold2: clearly i meant smaller than 8 teamers would be the only ones i would think he’s still there. i could see just 2 good starts being unowned, but not this many.

goodfold2
goodfold2
8 years ago

WARNING WONG OWNERS! possible rainout today. get other 2b in.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  goodfold2
8 years ago

@goodfold2: tried to bench wong for solarte, and then noticed that they’re both in the same game. hmm, at least the rain can’t bluff me out of the pot on wong today.

David Niven
David Niven
8 years ago

Should I drop Fielder for Arcia in redraft leagues, or wait? And am I starting Ross tonight–needing era help?

Thanks alot man. Have a great day.

goodfold2
goodfold2
8 years ago

harrison/dejesus/prado for runs/avg/OPS in that order. currently have harrison since he’s hot and hits at top of order.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: so that is the ranking for those 3?

goodfold2
goodfold2
8 years ago

belisario or webb, or just wait till today when belisario might blow up yet again?

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  goodfold2
8 years ago

@goodfold2: could go oday too, but that seems stupid with WSOX being one of those 2 guys. only way oday would come back into convo is if webb/patrikca form a committee, which could happen.

JoeG414
JoeG414
8 years ago

Trade question: I get Jason Heyward & Joakim Soria. I give D Viciedo, Chisenhall and Drew Pomeranz. I could use a Closer and I have Paxton and D Holland coming back.
6×6 daily roto.
Whata think?