At least they weren’t no-hit, that’s what I always say. Then I follow it with #getstrapped or whatever 50 Cent says now. This is not going to be out on a limb or anything, but celebrities were better when we had no idea what they were thinking. Imagine Liberace on Twitter in the 1950’s, “YAASSS girl, I am here for this, sippin’ my tea.” Yo, Liberace, sure YAASSS Girl’s a lot for a guy who was quoted in the Confidential as saying, “Mature Women Are Best: TV’s Top Pianist Reveals What Kind of Woman He’d Marry.” Maybe that would’ve been awesome. I don’t know, I’m not a time traveler. However, if I were, I would’ve made sure everyone read my Blake Snell sleeper (segue, snitches!). (Isn’t it weird present and past tense read are the same? Am I the only one that never guesses right? Any hoo!) Tis true that I didn’t even expect Snell to be this dominant. Yesterday, he went 7 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 4 walks, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.31. He has the 7th best ERA, 19th best strikeout rate (10), 30th best xFIP (3.64), 13th best swinging strike rate (13) and 8th worst contact rates (71.2%). Super shorthand, if you’re throwing pitches and hitters are not making contact, you’re doing exactly what you should be doing. Hard to imagine his ERA staying quite that low all year, but he has made the jump to a top 15 starter, and maybe higher. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:
Chris Archer – Will throw a sim gam on Thursday. I hope he can strike out Leisure Suit Larry.
Jake Bauers – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .297. Bauers has surprised me so far, or sofa, if you’re reading in a furniture store. Maybe because Kiefer is a world class douche (know this from personal experience, though, now with some distance, I might’ve been an idiot too; meh, for another day; I should’ve put the story in my book, or did I?), but Jake Bauers is such a strong name I thought this guy was a power baller like the Missouri mom who wins $125 million and spends all of it on Budweiser and above-ground pools. Bauers is not a power guy, he’s a 5-tool (maybe 4 tools) buttercup, and I’m loving him.
Wilson Ramos – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 10th and 11th homer, hitting .293. Good call drafting Gary Sanchez and Buster Posey.
Kevin Kiermaier – 1-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 1st homer. Not a huge fan of Kiermaier, but I would own him for the two weeks when he’s healthy (13 days to go!).
Gio Gonzalez – 1 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 3.68. “Tonight on Nat Gio. Hyena prey on whomever has Gonzalez on their active roster.”
Gary Sanchez – Hit the DL with a groin strain and will miss close to a month. I was watching the Yankees game on Sunday (because of German, the pitcher, not nationality), and you could see when Sanchez strained his groin a look washed over his face like, “This is going to be a totally lost season.” Tough lesson for anyone who thought it was smart to draft a top catcher but a lesson, no less (anagram points!). Podcaster Ralph and I also talk more Sanchez on the podcast that’s coming later today. You can hardly wait. No, you!
Aaron Judge – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 20th homer, hitting .277. Not a ton to say on him, you know how I feel, but I will say I saw him playing catch with a fan in Philly between innings, and the fan didn’t take the opportunity to throw a battery at him, and it kinda filled my heart a little. I’m not crying–you’re crying!
Jonathan Loaisiga – 5 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 1.93. Gabe Kapler, “I’ve put the team on a strict Atkins-type diet. No harm ever came from avoiding carbs.” Then Lasagna’s like, “Bite me!” The Stream-o-Nator continues to show love for Lasagna like we haven’t seen since Barry Ziti was omitted from Moneyball.
Vince Velasquez – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners (4 BBs), 7 Ks, ERA at 4.69. I didn’t want to get into it in the lede when talking about Snell, but Velasquez is one of those guys in the top peripheral range, and should be much better, but put “should be much better” in one hand and “not very good” in the other hand and you have two empty hands. You can’t carry around feelings, man!
Maikel Franco – 1-for-4 and his 10th homer. He hit the first home run off Aroldis in, like, three-quarters of a year. Nobody hangs an 88 MPH meatball breaking ball eye-level to Maikel Franco!
Mike Foltynewicz – 5 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners (1 hit), 4 Ks, ERA at 2.14, as he was activated from the DL. Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “Ever notice how the more comfortable the chair the less it spins correctly?”
Scott Schebler – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 10th homer, hitting .284. Don’t worry, I won’t bother you with how well he’s doing. I know you’re not interested.
Ozzie Albies – 3-for-6, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer, hitting .269. Aw sookie, someone’s heating up again.
Gregory Polanco – 1-for-3 and his 10th homer. Because it’s not your job to remember, allow me to freshen up your cocktail of insight. Polanco was in spring training camp saying he was in the best shape of his life and ready to take the next step. He’s now batting .216 and hitting 7th.
Josh Bell – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .248. Not sure of the answer, but when your 1st baseman of the future is a 15-homer, .250 hitter, there’s some problems. Argh, they stink.
Jameson Taillon – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.96 vs. Seth Lugo – 5 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.76. I dipped my toe in the water on Seth Lugo, due to the Stream-o-Nator, and he went against ‘Not half as bad as it used to be jumping into cold water.’
Jose Reyes – 2-for-4, 1 run, hitting .184. The Mets are voluntarily starting Jose Bautista and Jose Reyes. Can’t someone start a fight between them? Kill two birds with one machismo affront.
Robbie Ray – Will rejoin the Diamondbacks on Wednesday. Wow, was beginning to think he was pulling a Kotchman. Please don’t return with a 3 IP, 5 ER start that only proves he’s not healthy. Ugh, I just jinxed it, didn’t I?
Steven Souza – Cleared for a rehab assignment. Souza’s played this year about as much as I played cello the 15 days I played cello in the 3rd grade.
A.J. Pollock – Cleared for activities. Finally, something for him to do besides figuring out the math on how many of him it takes to screw in a light bulb.
Shelby Miller – 3 2/3 IP, 5 ER as he was activated from the DL. A lot of pitchers take a long time to get back to where they were before Tommy John surgery, but Shelby Miller picked up right where he left off. Impressive.
Jake Lamb – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer, hitting .229. Singing to Lamb a’la Bette Midler, “Did I ever tell you you’re my gyro?”
Justin Bour – 1-for-5 and his 13th homer. Bour somehow has 13 homers in less than a half a season and has not been hot at any point this whole year. Like a skin tag, not easy to pull off.
Caleb Smith – Likely done for the year with a strained lat. Cale B won’t even be able to twerk for a few months.
J.A. Happ – 6 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.62. Not a bad start in Houston. Maybe he is as good as I’ve been saying he is. PerHapps.
Curtis Granderson – 2-for-4, and his 8th and 9th homer, hitting .258 with a .369 OBP. That’s a top 25 OBP. Less impressive when you say he’s right behind Jon Jay.
Randal Grichuk – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer. New week, same old schmotato.
Alex Bregman – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting .263. The Mustache Gods pity you with a home run! Drink up our milkshake of pity!
Joey Lucchesi – 4 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 3.57. The Padres were in an AL park if you’re wondering if he was pulled due to a double switch. So what gives? Andy Green was reading Gabe Kapler’s autobiography, “I Love Greenies,” or Lucchesi was complaining of something. I can’t find anything about an injury. Though, even the Padres beat writers don’t seem to like the team much, and prefer to discuss their cats.
Manuel Margot – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and 2nd in as many games. Yesterday, I told you Margot was starting to smoke up the heat on the schmotato. Today, I say indeed.
Brandon Morrow – Threw a bullpen session yesterday, and he’s eligible to be activated on Wednesday. It’s bad (unless you own Morrow) when the closer returns before we even find out who exactly was replacing him. Fantasy buzzkill, which is likely a fantasy sports site, but not an endorsement.
Yu Darvish – Says he doesn’t feel 100%. Hey, Darvish, I just pulled aside a 5-year-old, who hasn’t watched one inning of your pitching this year, hasn’t discussed your pitching this year, doesn’t fully understand what baseball is, and just pooped his pants, and he could tell you you don’t look 100% this year.
Enrique Hernandez – 1-for-3 and his 13th homer, and 3rd homer in two days. I love this Kike! *everyone in Los Angeles stops, turns to look at me* Um, with an accent on the E. If it helps the medicine go down easier, I grabbed Kike in a league yesterday.
Kenta Maeda – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.44. Not to talk about another Asian just because I’m talking about a different one, but whatever happened to Ryu’s groin? Hmm, that sounds weird. I could use him though.
Liam Hendriks – Designated for assignment by the A’s. As a fortune cookie Matt Murton once received at a Chinese restaurant near the Winter Meetings read, “When you’re not good enough for the A’s, there’s always Japan.”
Edwin Jackson – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks as he was recalled vs. Jordan Zimmermann – 5 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.35. This matchup was billed as, “We’re sorry you took off work for this day game, we should really pay you to be here, but we can barely pay our players.”
Stephen Piscotty – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 7th homer. Piscotty doesn’t know! Piscotty doesn’t know!…how he went from a once-promising rookie to a bleh player on a bad team.
Nicholas Castellanos – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .304. The Greek God of Hard Contact hiccuped at precisely the right time, causing his swing to go in an ever-so-slight uppercut motion. So, you make the call, Greek God of Hard Contact or Greek God of Mike’s Hard Lemonade?
Dylan Bundy – Questionable for Thursday. On Friday, he’s quizzical.
Jonathan Schoop – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer. You thought you were all cute spelling his name backwards like Poochs wasn’t a misspelling and Nathan OJ meant something. On the reals, I wouldn’t go out and grab Schoop again. The O’s are a terrible team and Schoop’s stinking up the rear.
Denard Span – 2-for-5, 2 runs and a home run. Wanna put Schoop’s 8th homer in perspective? Span hit his 7th homer yesterday! (Unless it was 3 1/2 homers for him and 3 1/2 for Ben Revere.)
Brad Keller – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.25. I went to look at his stats and Google said, “Dude, dude, DUDE, you’ve looked at his player page after every one of his starts, are you the other famous Keller and can’t see the page? He’s not worth owning!” Yo, my Google’s got ‘tude.
Tyler Skaggs – 7 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.69. The Stream-o-Nator loved this start, and has nearly equal admiration for his next start, so go, Skaggs, go.
Wily Peralta – 1 IP, 0 ER and nailed down his first career save, and the first post-Kelvin save for the Royals, which is to say, the Royals don’t have a closer, and if they’re saying it’s Wily Peralta, I’m saying no thank you. Saves ain’t got no face, but we have dignity.
Michael Wacha – Cardinals said Wacha is out until after the All-Star break. Uh, yeah, el oh no kidding. Hey, Cardinals, we’ve owned Robbie Ray, who had the same injury, on the DL for the last two months, we know what’s up. If you didn’t know, you could’ve asked us.
John Gant – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners (5 BBs), 4 Ks, ERA at 3.48. Of course, he pitched well, because I bought him in Tout Wars, a league that I’ve been tap dancing through the raindrops for about 15 months now.
Carlos Carrasco – Threw a pen session on Monday and said he felt great. Fun fact! Benjamin Franklin once threw a fit at a John Hancock pen session. “My kite dipsy-doodles less than your pen when you’re signing your name!”
I just checked my leagues free agent list and is there something i’m missing??? Why is ceaser hernandez our leagues 6th ranked 2b on the waiver wire?????…
i’m in a 10 team POINTS league weekly h2h al/nl should I drop dee gordan or K Marte for him?? I picked up marte cuz he could play SS and 2b for me and he was pretty hot but neither guy is 100%% needed for me…. Should I stop typing already and pick up ceaser ???? and who would you drop of those two ? thx grey !!
Wow, after the first inning I was so satisfied with benching CMart…. what a magician!
You feel that? It’s a strong breeze from the Rendon buy-low window… it’s still wide open!
Trout seemed to have used up all his luck, time to trade?
Team is offering me George Springer and Adam Jones for Eddie Rosario and Scooter Gennett. What do you think?
Sorry for the late questions, my guy changed up the deal for Carlos Martinez to jack Flaherty in a deal that would have been Carlos Martinez and Ryan Healy for goldschmidt . Still do the deal? Answer is yes in a restart league but Flaherty is my keep for next year. Dumb to over think this? I get goldschmidt
Upton or Herrera rest of season. I’m thing Upton usually finishes strong. Thanks
1. Please rank for holds come Sept….Herrera, Britton, Devenski,
2. Please rank for saves come Sept…..Hirano, Britton, Giles
1. Herrera, Britton 2. None? Hirano, Britton
Morton and Mikolas for Kershaw? Which side do you like?
Weekly league, 12 teams. Thanks!
@Grey: wow’s dem’s some kinda PED’s if morton is the “safer” injury risk. and i’d guess at this point he is. kershaw, get with it, nellie cruz’s number is tapped to your trainer’s wall for years now, take the spike and call.
@Grey: Would you trade Corbin for Posey and Aguilar?
Full roster below:
OF- Betts, Rosario, Desmond
SP- Severino, Pivetta, Bauer, Corbin, Rodon, Taillon, Buehler
RP- Treinen, Boxberger, Dominguez, Barraclough, Greene
H2H scoring – my team’s weakness is in RBI, AVG, and Ks where I am hovering around .500 in each of those categories. I was hoping I could weather Gallo’s slumps but with Shaw out I’m exposed to him right now. Besides that, it looks like Abreu has been under .200 for the past 30 days as well. Looking for a spark to wake up these bats
Okay, but Posey’s not the answer
@Grey: Bats I’m considering –
David Peralta, Moncada, Polanco (b2b games with HRs), Kike, Conforto, Gurriel, and surprised to see Trumbo has been performing so well lately..
casting a wide net here
Peralta, Conforto and Gurriel are interesting
@Grey: So if Shaw gets DL’d he’s my drop – if he stays D2D, then who’s the drop… Greene?
Heyo Grey, wondrous write-up as always!
A. With Cain going on the shelf for a bit, I have a spot to fill. Who do you like among the following: Bauers, Duffy, Jay, Margot, Desmond
B. Is Quintana plus Posey a fair price to deal for Snell?
Thanks! Desmond — I’d take Snell
@Grey: Peralta is mowing down Royals. Would you take him over Gibson or Eflin? Leaning towards taking him over Gibson based on the perhiperals.
Over Gibson is fine
Kela and Barraclough are my closers now. Morrow coming off DL tomorrow. We only start 2 closers, who is the drop. Thanks
Which 2 pitchers are you owning if you have to (because you have 4 on the DL and another unusable one(c-mart))
Romero (twins guy)
Peralta (Brewers guy)
I know they’re matchup guys for the most part and I think SON likes all 3 of their next starts which is why I’m asking
Lasagna, Peralta, but is Peralta staying up?
@Crime Dog: nevermind I just realized Romero got optioned. When I looked the other day SON liked his next start
Should I trade Myers and Marte for Just Dong?
Should I trade Marte or Marte and Myers for harper?
Not sure why anyone woudl do these, but I’d take JD or Harper
@ Grey 12 team, 5×5 roto
Margot or Gardner? Coin Flip?
I’d try Margot, but yes coin
Harper + Syndergaard for Stanton
10 team OBP league
HUnter Dozier or Devon Travos?
Neither? Can try Devon
Gallo batting 8th tonight against Tyson Ross – dammit!
Yeah, not good
Adam Jones was dropped in my 12 teamer.. he’s below his avg numbers except for avg. you think he catches up to his robotic like stats in the second half or is he just getting old?
He’s old, but depends who you’re dropping
Ketel Marte. Just bench moves. I was thinking since he’s been so damn consistent at hitting those yearly numbers he could catch fire in the 2nd half. Old is old tho
@Ty: maybe I should just save myself the headache and grab the upsidy Bauers or Margot
Easy, Bauers or Margot
Yeah, I’d ride Ketel
@Grey: @Grey: 10-4 lil buddy
No problem, big buddy!
I was Offered goldschmidt for Healy and Carlos Martinez… this is a yes. Right?
@Grey: thanks, he just changed it to Flaherty and Healy for goldschmidt. Yes is still the answer. Just checking
When Morrow returns, who to cut? Hand (who’s recently been bad); Tepera; or Rondon?
Uptown or Herrera rest of season. I’m thing Uptown usually finishes strong. Thanks
@Grey: yes. Sorry. Upton
Buying Mad bum goes against my better thoughts, but is Bum for Gary Sanchez a toss-up now?
I’d prefer Bum
3 DL slots and 4 guys on MLB DL — who should I cut? Buehler; Morrow; Ryu; and CAIN. I assume Ryu.
Morrow will be back tomorrow, and Cain sounds like he’ll be out a week… Can lose Ryu if you must
@Grey: Always glad to see greta minds thinking alike. Dixn’t realiize Morrow was so imminent; is Buehler still totally open-ended. Thanks.
I mentioned Morrow in the post you’re commenting on
What’s good Grey? Just biding time with my last OF spot until Pollock comes back. Would you drop Kepler for any of the following options in a OBP/SLG% league: Kiermaier, Dickerson, Gardner, Mancini, Reddick, or Parra?
Currently have four closers (i.e., Hand, Treinen, Allen, and Rondon) in my 12-team league and 4 other teams have already opted to boot the saves category all together and aren’t rostering any. Safe to drop Rondon for a streaming slot?
Take it easy, man.
Whaddup whaddup…. Kiermaier – I’d want Rondon on the squad
This Freeman/Machado guy is all over the place. Now he’s offering me EITHER
A. His $23 Machado for my Bellinger + bench bat Chris Taylor (weekly league and I have tim anderson/peraza/muncy/nimmo fill where he’d be playing)
B. His $21 Freeman for my Bellinger straight up.
Since the price to me is negligable, I guess the question is would you rather keep Manny or Freeman forever at those prices?
Thanks and sorry for the follow up!
Cain to dl, already have wacha, ohtani on dl and I’m in first place in my league should I hold?
I’d lose Ohtani then Wacha
@Tb9: wow from today’s comments lots of people have the
1. wacha + otani pitcher
2. wacha + cervelli + otani pitcher
what about the
3. darvish +otani+wacha
I have Yu/Darvish lots of places
Drop puig,Braun, Pederson for Trumbo, piscotty, Bauers, mchugh, Danny Duffy, gausman, luchessi
Currently have 2 bench bats
Joc for Bauers
Hey Grey – the guy who offered up his $23 Machado keeper (+$3 annually, keep forever) for my $3 Bellinger got cold feet before I could accept and withdrew the offer.
He came back with $21 Freeman for $3 Bellinger.
Which side do you like? (As a reminder, I’m 3/12 but close to 1st, and a bump in team AVG of .010 (.249 – .259) would give me 6 points and put me squarely in 1st or second.
Freeman at $24 in 2019 would be very keepable . . . Rizzo went for $45 at auction last year (in his down year), and first rounders usually go for $50.
I’d take Freeman
12-team, 6×6 (std 5×5 + OPS & QS), H2H league. Need some SP help.
Is the below a fair trade:
I give: Gallo + Barnhart
I get: Godley/Piveta/C. Hamels + W. Ramos
If so, which SP would you choose from those 3?
thanks in advance
Do you think Travis Shaw’s wrist injury is concerning/nagging enough to consider dropping for Yuli? This is for my UTIL bat spot – standard 5×5 with Ks and OBP
Yes, it’s concerning
@Grey: should I hold for now or drop for Yuli?
I’d hold until he goes to the DL
Pick one please: Hosmer, Bauers or Healy. Gonna be a bench bat to cover utility and first base. Could be short or long term…not sure yet
@Joel: oh, could throw J. Hicks in there too. I’m that Guy with Gary Sanchez on the DL and am gonna roll with Tom Murphy in the meantime. Sadly, gotta drop Cainye MidWest (new to the DL) to pick up one of these fellers.
@Joel: HAHAHA or Romine! another 1b/ C. I promise I’ll stop!
Hicks is apples/oranges
Jung ho Kang or Devon Travis for the 2nd half of 2018?
Cain just hit the DL and I’d like to use the roster spot; better DL stash, Ryu or Wacha? Gotta cut one.
I need to cut a player to place Cain on the disabled list or reserves. It may be two if Shaw goes on DL. My DL spots and reserves now include Kyle Tucker, Miguel Sano, Chris Archer, Alex Reyes and Michael Wacha. It is a 12 team roto keeper. Trying to hold Reyes as a keeper—maybe. What’s the order of first two cuts. Thanks.
Nimmo/Pivetta for Clevinger?
Pivetta, sounds fair
Rough ranking of Bellinger in a keeper?
Who would you rank higher, Bellinger or Gleyber in a keeper?
Top 30 — Bellinger
Hi Grey, 10 tm h2h pts, need to drop one to replace G.Sanchez, so…
Also, would any of these be an upgrade over my players, and if so, who to drop/add?
B.Nimmo (on waivers)
Thanks for the help, you really are the main man.
Bieber for Chirinos, hold on others
Asked earlier about a my Bellinger for his Bregman swap. I talked to him into adding JA Happ so it ended up as:
I get: Bregman and Happ
He gets: Bellinger and Pivetta
I feel pretty good about it!
Would I be giving up too much by trading away Correa and Kershaw for Lindor?
You are risking more
If I have a very deep SP rotation of top 20 guys is it worth the risk?
Is what worth it?
You said I’m risking more trading away Correa/Kershaw for Lindor.
If I have a deep SP rotation of quality arms is it worth the risk?
It’s worth the risk
Would you rather have Jack Flaherty or Quintana ROS?
I tried to offer Patrick Corbin for Mad Bum? The guy is in last place and Corbin is a 15th round keeper… I don’t need him as a keeper but looking for Mad Bum back in return… I thought it was a fair deal but the owner said no after thinking about it for a while… should I up the offer or keep Corbin?
This afternoon a Bird shat on my windshield. Remarkably, the letter GREG were splattered as it landed upon my glass…then later smeared when I turned on my wipers. A sign for sure I should drop this guy from my fantasy team.
I’m trading for him!
@Grey: wha? buy low?
@Punjab: Well it ain’t buying high.
@Cram It: it’s the buying at all that im curious about…regardless of the height.
@Punjab: When Buxton comes off the DL, my plan is to drop Bird. One of these turds might sprout a flower. If one does, I will name him Cram It in your honor.
Can you aim Bird’s crap towards Buxton?
@Punjab: It does take some crap sometimes to grow a flower.
Crapping on the windshield is good luck
@Grey: Luckier than crapping on your own toe for sure.
Like Archie Bradley supposedly does during games
@Grey: Oh great. Two toe crappers on my team. No wonder my team stinks.
Bird crap doesn’t smell, does it?
OMG!!!! Can the Nats get more than ONE hit when Scherzer is pitching? Come ON!!
@Grey: Let me guess you laugh because you don’t have him. Geez – I’m rolling out Severino and Scherzer expecting ungodly Ks and 2 Ws while I am running a bit risky with Montas – goiing for the tri-fecta with one squinty eye open.
Ha, yeah, don’t think I’ve owned Scherzer since he was on the Dbacks
Hey Grey, I know this question is way too early (asking anyway!), but what do you think of Starling Marte vs. Benintendi as keepers heading into next year? I’m trying to improve keepers, and thinking of trading Marte and an SP to get Benny. The trade analyzer surprisingly has Marte at higher value, but not sure I agree.
@Grey: Awesome! what about a super-early guess for next year on Jo-Ram vs. Stanton? Who’s the better keeper? Sounding like Jo-Ram…
So are we all hosts living in a simulation now?
Hosts of what tho?
@Grey: Robots, man
They’re taking over!
How keepable is Caleb for next season? See him being top 40 in 2019 ?
Would you make any of these trades?
I give Kimbrel and get Bumgarner
I give Hand and get Chris Archer
Bum seems fine
Joc or Shaw? And how bad is Travis Shaw injury? Thx.
Shaw — no idea of injury
@Grey: Missed 3 games last week (“tweaked wrist”); then left Sunday’s game after aggravating it on a swing. Listed as DTD.
Hi grey. 20 team keep 8 keep forever league.
I have too many 2bs (for next year) and was offered this trade:
My albies/gleyber/blackmon/rondon for his ram/simmons/wood/shark.
C – zunino
1b – bauers
2b – altuve
3b – shaw
Ss – torres (losing ss elig next year)
Of – (start 3) blackmon/springer/puig/taylor
Util – albies
Sp – pivetta/godley/gibson/mikolas
Rp – diaz/treinen/seranthony/rondon
@Grey: how bout altuve and treinen for ram?
So, Robbie Ray going tomorrow. I think I’m sitting this one out. Only threw 66 pitches in his last outing and will likely be limited to 80 or so in this start. Not great for a guy that routinely struggles with efficiency and hasn’t pitched in an mlb game in 2+ months. Stinks, too, because it’s the Marlins. Your thoughts?
Yeah, doesn’t feel like a gamble worth taking… What’s best case scenario, 5 IP, 7 Ks? Yay, pfft.
@Grey: To quote George Jones, “There ain’t no money in this deal.”
Is George Jones related to them as well?
Which side would you take in these deals?
1. Jack Flaherty for Nimmo & Mike Montgomery
2. Ross Stripling for Nimmo & Mike Montgomery
They’re fair, depends on needs… 1’s better than 2
Godley vs. Miami or Matz vs pitt or neither
Just FYI Bautistas wRC+ is 131 for the year, and his 161+ oPS since joining the Mets is top 10 in the league. Soo he is not doing poorly.
You could work for the Mets
@a: what was it on ATL? had to be pretty awful.
Once again, I didn’t listen…. and I started VV. Had me sweating profusely as I waited for each of those walks to turn into a disaster inning…
But he got through it. This may not be Pineda in disguise, this may actually be the start of something called a career. Come on VV, I can’t, I won’t give up on those K’s so easily.
Trumbo or Margot an upgrade over Cron for U?
Billy Hamilton or Margot?
Starting Joe Ross’ bro Tyson tonight @ Tex?
Drop Joc Pederson for Schebler?
To answer your question above, Jon Gant and Ron Gant are probably not related at all. I’m not sure how to delicately put this, but there is a glaring difference in complexion.
However, it is my contention that Duane Underwood Jr. is Blair Underwood’s son.
HA! But, really, we’re not 100% sure on this Gant/Gant?
@Grey: Sure, not 100%, but it is at the low end of the range of outcomes.
But it’s possible?!
@Grey: Ugh, you’re just not going to let this thing die. Yes, I suppose it’s possible. It’s possible that Ron Gant’s late night tryst with a very pale Waffle House waitress in Macon in the early nineties resulted in a son……
@Grey: hahaha, yes, or adopted
So it is his son?!
@Grey: Damn it, you’re really going to make me collect hair samples for analysis, aren’t you?
Could just get their mom on the podcast
@Grey: yeah i didn’t think about adoption, that’s possible.
‘Tsup Grey! Got offered Muncy for Flaherty. Rest of the rotation is Scherzer/Sale/Lester/Teheran/Taillon/Archer/Buehler. Muncy would send one of Descalso/Jay/B.Anderson/Dietrich to the bench. Negotiate, slam dunk accept, or slam dunk reject?
I’d take Muncy, it’s fair, can negotiate some more, have fun with it!
first off, only one more start at 2b and Muncy has eligibility there in Yahoo leagues!
16 team H2H
2B : Dozier
3B: Muncy (normally Shaw)
No Ult in league
Bench: Healy, Shaw, A. Garcia
I’ve been riding Muncy’s hot bat recently. If Shaw ends up being healthy should I try to trade high on him and combo him with someone to upgrade a position like 1B, SS, 3B or OF or should I hold him and just plug him where needed and hope this keeps up? Or maybe trade someone else and put Muncy in their place?
Thank you for all the work that you do!
Yeah, I could see trading Shaw
Remember when drafting Hosmer and Smoak was a joke? Ahh, the good ole days…
Speaking of which: Gurriel or Trumbo as a Smoak replacement?
Rest of Season rank them
h2h 10 team mixed, 1 C. close to playoff spot already, in 1st. have DL spot available
get gary sanchez & solarte
give ramos & carpenter
Still looking to upgrade bullpen situation – considering a deal of Giles/Rondon and 6th round pick for Knebel, Treinen and 11th round pick. Would this deal be recommended? Thanks.
Have hosmer and smaok platoon in 10 team pts league. We dropping Somali for Alons-20ks less in Same ab and better numbers and avg. think shift is killing smoak. Think I’m crazy?!
@hotmilk8: damn autocorrect. *We dropping smoak for Alonzo*
Meh, Alonso’s not exactly butter
I have Pivetta with a very late round reference – thinking of moving him for help this year and have been offered Merrifield/DeShields/Arrieta or Merrifield/Price (I need swipes as well). Would you pull the trigger on either in a 15 team roto with QS?
I’m not big on Arrieta and very high on Pivetta.
I’d take the DeShields one
And I’m not big on Arrieta either, but Merrifield is decent
I love when we max out the replies, high five bra!
Down low, too slow!
Yo Grey, Schebler or A Hicks? Or is that pretty much a toss up? Thanks Grey
Toss up, Schebler
Yo Grey, Schebler or A Hicks? Or is that pretty much a toss up? Thanks Grey
Where has Willy Mo been to tell us again how awesome Domingo German is?
@Cram It: HEY WILLY MO COME AT US MOFA
@Cram It: yeah 2 whole days off.
Sorry bro, I forgot to ask one question above.
I know Odor is dead to you, but I have hesitated dropping him because the hittertron has liked him the last two weeks. Last night he went 2/4 with a steal. Since his infamous night out and one day benching he has actually not sucked so much. ( too bad he didn’t go both slam and legs last night as Rudy could’ve somehow got a ‘ Snelly Odor ‘ into the title. ) Anyways, my question is, If he continues not sucking, and maybe even ups it a notch into being a decent mixed league ownable 2nd basemen , is their a chance he pulls a Lazarus for you where he would no longer be dead to you? Or do you keep em buried for the season no matter what. I also own another guy who is dead to you ( Sonny Gray ) and this question applies to him also
btw, I am trying to find out how to go about nominating you into the New Jersey Hall of fame. After all, you contribute much more to the world than Bon Jovi or Al Leiter ever did.
Once again, thanks bro.
Yeah, I could see Odor rising from the ashes to spite me, if for no other reason — Please get me in that HOF!
you starting gausman v sea and price v laa in 6×6 league with k/bb and QS?
Neither sound good
Good morning, Grey! In redraft, would you drop Kyle Tucker stash for Jake Bauers? Thanks!
Morning! Go for it
ROS, JoRam or Betts?