Yesterday, Brian Dozier went 3-for-4, 4 RBIs with two homers (11, 12).  Dozier’s quietly had a great June (7 HRs, near-.350), after having a miserable May (2 HRs, .215) and an atrocious April (3 HRs, .191).  Who knows what July holds?  Which sounds like the title for a piece of art done by Daniel Johnston.  Let’s see, Daniel Johnston describing Dozier.  “June is Fun!  Fun!  Fun!  If I ever thought I could be happy, it was from Dozier.  Fun!  Fun!  Fun!  Oh!  That rock and roll!  It saves my soul!  Owning Dozier in June, it must’ve been a happy time, Kool Aid flowing like wine, the bubble gum, forever-ever-ever-ever-ever-ever after!  Now I will get on a random bus in Austin and ride to New Mexico.”  Oh, Daniel Johnston, you were taken from us way too soon.  *sees he’s still alive*  Okay, moving on.  So, Dozier has turned his season around and is close to the same pace as his previous season stats (28 HRs, 12 SBs).  Moreover, Dozier has cut his Ks by a lot, so he could hit for a better average this year (.250 vs. .235).  Daniel Johnston might be onto something.  About fun, fun fun not about getting on random buses.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Kyle Gibson – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 5.12.  It had been two months since his last Quality Start, so he was due.  Gibson didn’t need to limp to the mound every half inning and pump his fist.  That was overkill.

Eduardo Nunez – 1-for-4 and his 18th steal, hitting .311.  Nunez seems like the type of guy that will disappoint in impressively awful ways next year.  “Yeah, you go ahead and draft your Piscotty, I’m taking Nunez ten rounds later!  Now high five me, mom!”

Brett Lawrie – 2-for-4 and two steals (5, 6).  I just randomly grabbed Lawrie last week for a batty call, but he’s hitting near-.400 in that time with three homers and I can’t drop him even if I wanted to, and I do.

Jose Quintana – 7 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks.  In the last month of starts, his ERA has gone from 1.98 to 3.18.  Feels like he’s inside the house, the Regression Fairies are at the door, Quintana has the lights off and has his hand over his poodle’s mouth so it doesn’t bark.  They know you’re there, doode.

Jon Jay – Hit the DL with a broken forearm.  He broke his forearm on June 19th, and was diagnosed with a broken forearm on June 28th.  Sounds like the Padres’ doctors are as good at their job as the Padres’ players.

Erik Johnson – 5 IP, 4 ER, ERA on the Padres at 9.15.  Perhaps he wants to be united with the guy who was traded for him, James Shields, in the Nippon Baseball League.

Melvin Upton Jr. – 1-for-4 and a slam (12) and legs (18).  It’s official (not official), you drafted the wrong Upton.

Wil Myers – 1-for-2, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and a slam (18) and legs (11), hitting .284.  And you drafted the wrong Myers!  Though, honestly, how did you not know Brett Myers retired?

Adam Jones – 1-for-5, 2 runs and his 16th homer.  He is hitting from the leadoff slot.  I mean, hitting well.  But you can move him to somewhere in the order and he might knock in some runs.

Hyun-Soo Kim – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .347.  Like, I don’t know, Showalter, Kim could hit leadoff, just maybe.

Chris Davis – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 19th homer, hitting .247.  He hits four homers between now and the ASB and you’re gonna be like, “Why was I disappointed with Chris Davis when he’s leading the league in homers?”  Assuming he is leading the league in homers or you’re fine being wrong.

Alex Cobb – Nearing rehab assignment, which would put him on schedule for an early-August return.  No pitcher has ever had a setback returning from major arm surgery, so I’m sure he’ll be fine.  Damn, I forgot to use my sarcasm font.

Alex Colome – Hit the DL with biceps tendinitis, which is likely the reason he hadn’t appeared in a game in nine days.  Would’ve been super awesome to hear something about that, I don’t know, eight days ago.  In his place, Xavier Cedeno is the odds-on favorite, but, of course, because I’m a saves whore, I grabbed Erasmo, which has about a 110% chance of backfiring.  Actually, I might drop Erasmo before I even finish this blurb.  Gone?  Yet?  Okay, I’ll hold him for a day or two, but he’s got a gimp-sized leash.

Chris Archer – 6 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 11 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 4.76.  You ever ask your current girlfriend about sex with her past boyfriends?  That’s about how excruciating it is watching Archer.  Loses the strike zone, leaves meat middle in, reliever comes in and gives up a run, gets a fly ball that can help get him out of a jam and Oswaldo looks like he’s trying to find said fly ball in a sea of similarly striped balls.  I mean, every conceivable way you can Mr. Bungle a game.

Brad Miller – 1-for-4 and his 10th homer, hitting near-.350 in the last week, and has four homers in the last eleven games.  Hot schmotato alert!

Travis Shaw – 3-for-5, 5 RBIs and his 8th homer.  He was the benefactor of the aforementioned meat middle in — that’s what I thought I heard her say! — and he needed it too, because he was in such a rut.  I was about to start calling him Trhertz Shaw, though the Trh sound trips me up a little.

Rick Porcello – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.78.  Stream-o-Nator liked this start like it enjoys long walks on a beach, but is pretty meh on his next start.

Jackie Bradley Jr. – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI and his 7th steal.  For those of youse not hip to streaming SAGNOF, Rays’ catcher, Hank Conger, can’t reach 2nd base with a two man relay.

Khris Davis – 2-for-4, 3 runs and his 19th homer, hitting .253.  Yet, he continues to appear in multiple comments about dropping him.  Yeah, no idea.

Kendall Graveman – 5 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 4.84.  I don’t know how this is not the case, if it’s not the case, but Graveman’s nickname should be The Undertaker.

Josh Reddick – 1-for-6 as he was activated from the DL.  Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “Reddick reminds me of a college trip to Cancun.”

Brandon Crawford – 3-for-5, 5 RBIs and a homer short of the cycle.  So, he had two wheels, frame, handlebars and no seat.  Hey, it’s okay if you’re standing.

Denard Span – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  That’s one thing his compadre in alikeness does not share with him, Denard Dawg out homers Revere.

Santiago Casilla – 1 IP, 3 ER.  Yesterday, Cory Gearrin (his setup man) gave up three runs and recorded no outs, and Ryan Madson gave up three runs of his own.  Axford also gave up three runs.  The only reliever who hasn’t given up three runs, Fernando Effin’ Rodney!  That’s all season!

Joe Panik – Exhibiting concussion-like symptoms.  The doctor said he yelled to Panik and Joe freaked out.

Tim Lincecum – 4 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 6.75.  If you climb to the top of his ERA, you can almost see Russia.

Carlos Correa – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 13th homer.  Car-Cor!  Hmm, that needs work.  Carl-Corr!  Nah.  …los…rea!  Just nope.

Carlos Beltran – Left with a tight hamstring, after pulling up lame heading into 2nd base.  I saw that and immediately added Aaron Judge.  Maybe that was just my monchichi doll that I have wearing a jersey that says, “Prospector Ralph,” whispering in my ear, but Judge has been absolutely killing the ball recently, and I’m stashing him now.  Though, I will likely drop Judge again by tomorrow.

Nelson Cruz – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 20th homer.  Could it be that the whole time I keep saying Cruz hasn’t even gotten hot yet he’s actually been hot?  *hands by head, making explosion sound*

Hisashi Iwakuma – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.34.  Hisashi my dashi–No, you don’t get my slurping.  You get a slurp when you get your ERA below four.

CC Sabathia – 7 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 3.17.  The Regression Fairies don’t take no mess.

Cole Hamels – 7 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.60.  Hamels looked sharp last night.  Of course, not this sharp.

Adrian Beltre – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting .285.  You know why I was just thinking about how Beltre was an also-ran 3rd baseman on the Dodgers for like four seasons?  Because I’m old.

Ian Desmond – 3-for-5, 2 runs, hitting .326.  I don’t believe in contract year hocus pocus.  A player can’t just turn it on.  But I’ll be damned if Desmond isn’t draped in the contract-year Shroud of Turin, making me a believer.

Corey Kluber – 8 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.50.  This game was against the Braves, so if it wasn’t straight butter, I’d be like, “I can’t believe it’s not butter,” and then Cougs would say something about my cholesterol and I’d be like, “I’m talking about Kluber, mom!  I mean, wife.”

Jose Ramirez – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 9th and 10th steal, hitting .292.  Is Rajai wearing Ramirez’s jersey?  I only ask because Rajai has gone amongst the missing.  Yo, Rajai, hit up a brother!

Matthew Wisler – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 4.14.  He’s doing better than Chris Archet–Damn, I almost typed that previous sentence with my tears.  Close!

Jace Peterson – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer.  Jace has been hitting well recently (near-.350) and hitting leadoff.  Plus, if you grab him, you can scream a’la The Weeknd, “I can’t feel my Jace!”

Jon Lester – 7 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.03 vs. John Lamb 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.60.  This matchup was billed as, “Sigh, Lester, of the Lamb,” which is really just a collection of words.  Isn’t that right, Clarice?

Ben Zobrist – 2-for-6 and his 10th homer.  Yo, Rocky, that’s Zobrist, baby!

Javier Baez – 1-for-7, 4 RBIs and his 7th homer, a grand slam off Hoover.  Looked lost at the plate all night then he faced someone who really sucked.

Billy Hamilton – 1-for-6 and his 3rd homer, hitting .255.  Kinda surprised he’s hitting so well, playing and only has 19 steals, but that could become 30 steals in a blink of an eye.  Not literally, stop blinking.

Adam Conley – 4 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 3.90.  Conley should stick to writing books about Hieronymus Bosch.  By the way, if you haven’t watched Bosch on Amazon, you should immediately.

Giancarlo Stanton – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 15th homer.  Only 35 more!  Okay, I’d take 20 more and be so happy.

Nick Castellanos – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer, hitting .302.  *resisting urge to see how poorly he’s been doing over the past month*  He’s still doing good in June!  I think!

Jose Iglesias – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  He was a hot schmotato last week, but might still have hotness left in his schmotato.

Aledmys Diaz – Will miss a few games after a foul ball hit above his right eye.  If he played for the Pirates, he could’ve just worn an eyepatch.

Michael Wacha – 6 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.42.  This was a scary AF matchup vs. the world champion Kansas City–Wait, they’re starting Merrifield, Orlando, Cuthbert, Colon and Butera?  Okay, but still a solid start from Wacha.

Yordano Ventura – 5 1/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 5.00.  His pitching couldn’t fight its way out of a paper bag.  Speaking of which, that would be a great pre-All-Star Game activity!  Come see Yordano try to fight his way out of a giant paper bag.

Kendrys Morales – 2-for-4, 2 runs.  He’s so hot, he could walk through a car wash and then be immediately drys.

Lorenzo Cain – Left the game in what appeared to be severe hamstring pain.  Renzo may need to take the Benzo for a few.

Zack Greinke – Left with a tight oblique.  Not to be confused with on fleek.

Brad Ziegler – 1 IP, 2 ER and a blown save.  Prolly nothing, but you know I signed up Daniel Hudson to the FML All-Stars.

Jake Lamb – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 16th homer.  He’s a baaaaah-mamba lamba!

Yasmany Tomas – 2-for-4 and his 13th homer.  In the last eleven games, he has six homers.  Granted, two were in Coors, but it’s not like he plays his home games in 1950s Yankee Stadium that had no outfield fences, allowing for unlimited room for Mickey Mantle to bury scotch bottles.

Maikel Franco – 2-for-5 and his 13th homer, hitting .246.  I know it’s been less than ideal owning him.  Or has it?!  Oh, no, the reversal question!  Actually, it has been miserable owning him.  On our Player Rater, he’s ranked around 200.  He could turn it around pretty quickly though.

Troy Tulowitzki – 1-for-5 and his 12th homer.  Tulo said, “It’s nice to be back in Coors.  I feel 12% lighter and my hamstrings feel 47% more likely to tear.”

Adrian Gonzalez – 3-for-3, 2 runs, 1 RBI.  After becoming essentially a platoon player, he had something to prove yesterday.  Nothing speaks louder than two singles and a double.  Yuuuuge stuff!

Julio Urias – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.09.  This could be his last start.  I’m sure the Dodgers will have at least 67 more Urias updates about when he will and won’t start.  Stay tuned.  Or not!  Your choice.

Joc Pederson – 1-for-3, 1 run, 1 RBI, but left the game early after crashing into a wall.  I could see if he were dressed as the Kool Aid Man, but otherwise I just don’t understand it.

Clayton Kershaw – Headed back to LA to visit a back specialist.  I can put him in touch with my chiropractor.  Frank Sobotka also goes there.  No lie, he was in the waiting room one time.  Speaking of recent celebrity sightings, I saw Harvey Weinstein yesterday.  He looks old!  Like 15 years older than you’d think.  I wonder if Madonna ever wanted his sperm.  I should’ve asked.

Steven Matz – Start pushed back to Thursday.  If there’s one thing that can fix elbow spurs, it’s an extra 18 hours of rest.  It’s a magic number, really.

Lucas Giolito – 4 IP, 0 ER, but out due to a rain delay.  Yeah, he’s gonna be special.  You can just see it.  This isn’t like Marcus Stroman coming up.  This is next level shizz right here.  He looked kinda like a righty Hamels, but I bet he’s even better than that.  For this year, he could still have rookie bumps, my bump, my bump, you love my lady bumps.

Stephen Strasburg – MRI revealed an upper back strain.  Hmm, I read that he had ribs pop out.  Well, either way, Strasburg is one return start where he’s not 100% from being Stressbird all over again.  I’m thrilled like Will Clark at a buffet.  Eat ’em all! *devil horns symbol with hand*

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Chicken Dinner
Chicken Dinner
6 years ago

Weekly Points league.

No penalty for Ks

Pick two ROS

Jhonny, Baez, Semien

Scott
Scott
6 years ago

Osuna, Dyson, and Shawn “when is Pap back” Kelley

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  Scott
6 years ago

@Scott: i got that beat in my bigger money league, osuna/casilla/dyson/allen. allen wasn’t bad, but had a run. casilla/osuna allowed a BUNCH of runs in non save sit, dyson in a save sit.

William Hung
William Hung
6 years ago

To end the roll of closer posts, but continue the “hate” theme, I am going to throw out managers who bat their best hitter 6th in the lineup – cause that makes a whole lot of f’n sense

Scott
Scott
6 years ago

OMG, it’s the Closerpocalypse!

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
6 years ago

I hate fucking closers!

Hal Incandenza
Hal Incandenza
6 years ago

Man, Street has been horrizable. Beyond time for me to pull the plug, I imagine. This is a Supreme example of how the “but he’s a closer” argument can just keep me hangin’ on.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Hal Incandenza
6 years ago

@Hal Incandenza: said Tolleson owners earlier this season

Hal Incandenza
Hal Incandenza
Reply to  William Hung
6 years ago

@William Hung: Oh, I’m not saying there haven’t been others with bad spots. It was also spoken by Cingrani owners at times, at least when I had him. Street hasn’t been worth a spot for a much longer period for me. I’d guess since freaking mid-April (no research done on that date, but that feels right).

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  Hal Incandenza
6 years ago

@Hal Incandenza: i got osuna/dyson/allen today in most important league, and casilla yesterday, have destroyed my huge ERA lead from porcello/salazar.

herschel
herschel
6 years ago

dy-son-wish-he-was-on-my-bench

Hal Incandenza
Hal Incandenza
Reply to  herschel
6 years ago

@herschel: @FrankGrimes Shit, I hadn’t even seen his line yet. I have Street on both and Dyson on one of ’em team. yay

William Hung
William Hung
6 years ago

Anyone still hanging on to A.J. Reed? I have only seen 2 ABs from him and they were both Ks, today’s against Weaver was just ugly as he waved helplessly at Weaver’s offspeed low and outside

I think I gotta roll with him for a week before moving on – or until a closer becomes available

Bobbo
Bobbo
6 years ago

12 team 5×5 h2h 3 keepers
I give Lester, Rondon, and my second pick next year for Stanton and Segura. It would be an upgrade at SS since I currently have tim anderson and addison russell. thoughts?

Bobbo
Bobbo
Reply to  Bobbo
6 years ago

@Bobbo: Lol, and obviously Stanton ain’t bad…

Bobbo
Bobbo
Reply to  Bobbo
6 years ago

@Bobbo: He actually wants Scherzer not Lester. So Scherzer, Rondon and my 2nd pick for Stanton and Segura. Trying to work him down to my 3rd pick but we’ll see. I am in first with a good chance to win it this year. Plus Stanton is a keeper so I would keep Donaldson, Marte, and Stanton..

Big league choo
Big league choo
6 years ago

12 team ops keep 10, I’m leading runs/hrs/rbis but my pitching is a mess

My villar (10$), myers (12$), osuna (12$) for his

C seager (26$), degrom ($30), Maeda (6$)

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
6 years ago

guessing go contra to SON (who likes nolasco more, both today and next time, and probably all the time) and drop nolasco for norris in AL only h2h? some reports are that norris won’t get more starts , but i don’t know who else is getting them. SON has norris behind nolasco in both starts by at least 8 each.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
6 years ago

All that silent cursing of Frazier pays off.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Jeez, Robertson getting foreclosed too.

Rot slow
Rot slow
6 years ago

Someone dropped A. Gonz and shoemaker. My pitching staff needs help..

Do I drop Matt Adams or reed for one of the two guys dropped. Or do I just drop Guerra for shoemaker and hold the other two. I have too many bats on my bench. I can start 3 OF and 2Util. I have Trout, Marte, Polanco, Kris Davis, Duvall, Story, Justin Upton and Whoever is not playing first(Reed or Adams). My closers also sucked and I never won saves so I dropped them all. I only have Robertson. I am trying to trade him, should I cut him and keep Guerra.

Rot slow
Rot slow
Reply to  Rot slow
6 years ago

@Rot slow: sorry… 6×6 head to head. OPS and QS

Rot slow
Rot slow
Reply to  Rot slow
6 years ago

@Rot slow: 10 man

Bobbo
Bobbo
6 years ago

12 team 5×5 h2h
Adam Duvall or Khris Davis now and ROS?

Rot slow
Rot slow
Reply to  Bobbo
6 years ago

@Bobbo: both

Alcibiades Escobar
Alcibiades Escobar
6 years ago

Howdy Grey,

Schoop or Carrasco in a deep 15-team AL only dynasty league? To me, it seems fair dependent on needs.

nick the dick
nick the dick
6 years ago

They’re playing a bunch of Carbonaros you’ve prob never seen

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

@Grey: Friggin’ West Coast!

Vinny Boombatz
Vinny Boombatz
6 years ago

Thor for Goldy?

Luke
Luke
Reply to  Vinny Boombatz
6 years ago

Goldy

Yumibop
Yumibop
6 years ago

Grey – got an offer for Bumgarner with N. Cruz coming back. also have the option of trading Cueto for Trumbo.

any preference?

my pitching is solid. i need rbis.

thanks!

Dan
Dan
6 years ago

Is Duvall for Villar fair? I have a lot of power and no room for Duvall, wonder if Villar’s owner would be willing to make the move… Unless you like Duvall more ROS

Thanks

Dan
Dan
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

My roster is…

Rizzo
Dozier
Arenado
Story
Springer
Trumbo
Chris Davis
Schoop
Lamb
Duvall

Just to confirm, anyone else you’d try to move first? Unlikely he’d go for Schoop, Lamb or Dozier unfortunately.

Thanks Grey.

Chicken Dinner
Chicken Dinner
6 years ago

Looked at schedule saw my Kluber and Bauer up against the Braves. NICE!

Looked at my opponents schedule today. He has Salazar and Carrasco. Not nice.

Derrick
Derrick
6 years ago

Frazier for Salazar. Which side?

Pyper picked a pack of pickled peppers
Pyper picked a pack of pickled peppers
6 years ago

Bautista or Upton ROS in OBP and SLG league…. I guess “neither” is a valid option too…

Pyper picked a pack of pickled peppers
Pyper picked a pack of pickled peppers
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey:

Thanks…. what if it was Bautista vs Ozuna and Hamals?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
6 years ago

Grey,

Lorenzo Cain is in the DL, and I need a replacement. My choices are:

Naquin
Reynolds
Valencia
Moss
Jose Ramirez

who should I grab?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

Grey thanks

ebudz
ebudz
6 years ago

10 team ESPN H2H Points (weekly 12 start pitcher limit)
Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), HOLD (+1), ER (-2), HIT (-1), NH (+10) PF (+15)

(4) SP: Salazar, Carrasco, Harvey, Matz
(3) RP: Robertson, Osuna, Dyson
Bench: (McCullers, Paxton, Pineda, Duffy, Rodon/streamer)

Update: I’m up by 36 pts right now with Salazar pitching now and I’ll be at 4/12 starts for the week. My opponent will be at 6/12 starts after he streams Volquez @STL tonight? Looks like he’ll still have Maeda @MIL, Wright vs. LAA, Wainwright vs. MIL, Ventura @PHI and maybe Kershaw vs. COL? His streams haven’t gone too well but I know he’ll keep throwing guys out there and he’ll probably end up going over the limit on Sunday…

With that said, we had originally planned to use 7 more starts heading into Sunday 7/3 (so I’d be at 11 total) however McCullers was skipped and Kennedy was claimed offer waivers… only the 5 asterisk marked starts are left so is it worth picking up and streaming one or two more guys out of the following or even use different starts? One catch is that if you think there’s another worthwhile option on 6/30 then I’d have to drop someone other than Pineda or Rodon for that stream and I was trying not to drop Duffy?… Otherwise I plan to stream out of only Rodon’s spot after tomorrow because Pineda is worth holding right?

6/30
Pineda vs. TEX (20.7)*
Carrasco @TOR (17.7)*
Chen @ATL (16.6)
Matz @CHN (15.4)
Walker vs. BAL (12.2)
Rodon vs. MIN (10.6)*
G. Gonzalez vs. CIN (10.7)
Leake vs. KC (8.7)

7/1
Eovaldi @SD (17.6)
Stroman vs. CLE (3.4)
Fiers vs. CHA (7.7)

7/2
Paxton vs. BAL (20.8)*
Duffy @PHI (16.8)*
Corbin vs. SF (7.2)
Snell vs. DET (0.1)

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  ebudz
6 years ago
ebudz
ebudz
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Word big bird!

Scott
Scott
6 years ago

Great job, Hudson! [email protected]#$!

Aint nothing but a Gangster Marte
Aint nothing but a Gangster Marte
6 years ago

12team 5×5 roto

Would you trade Belt and DeGrom/Kluber for Cruz and C-mart? Instead of Belt I could offer Valencia or Khrush. But, I need power and am #1 in average so thought Belt would be best. That HR streak we are waiting on from Cruz has me intrigued.

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
6 years ago

14 team dynasty with slugging over HR’s and OBP over AVG.
C hundley
1B goldy
2B castro
SS villar
3B frazier
OF (3) stanton/c.davis/cespedes
util ozuna
BN reddick/gattis/reed
NA arcia
SP carrasco/carmart/salazar/hammel/odorizzi/smyly/pineda/j.garcia/hill/davies
RP (3 slots) madson/cishek/vizcaino
DL darvish/wood
got an offer of my reed for V2. with this roster hold or go?
other possible options i could target with reed are rodon/archer a package for thor, and contreras. if it’s a hold good idea to target any of them?

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

@Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: or kenley, he has him too.

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
6 years ago

@Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: Reed doesn’t really have a spot on your roster right now so he’s movable…but V2 wouldn’t be the guy to move him for..Rodon seems to make sense to me though.

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

@Grey: kinda what i thought, V2 not enough. clearly thor is too much straight up, i’d have to throw back a SP. are carrasco/salazar/darvish the only ones that are too much for thor, or are there others (carmart maybe)?

also
2. is rodon enough for him (like jef said)

probably should’ve mentioned, it’s roto with 1500 max innings (so some Bn bats actually makes sense, i’m on pace for hitting innings and can still bench bad starts, like i haven’t used davies yet, odorizzi on road ever, smyly at all lately etc)

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

@Grey: wait, i meant reed PLUS one of any of my pitchers not named darvish/carrasco/salazar. are you saying darvish + reed isn’t too much for thor (would’ve thought darvish/thor close to each other for dynasty)

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

@Grey: just wanted to make sure you meant reed + darvish for thor, rather than just darvish for thor (the 2nd being completely obvious)

Brett
Brett
6 years ago

Current staff j fer Salazar cueto price joe Ross Nola giolitto taillon Urias will Harris rondon dyson

League has category for holds and another for saves. Would you cut taillon or Nola for matt bush? Don’t think I can cut giolitto until I see what happens with him. Or do I go with no holds guys for the moment?

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  Brett
6 years ago

@Brett: If not a keeper I’d lose Urias..His season is basically done….If Keeper I’d hold.

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
6 years ago

Ugh Sanchez looked great in Colorado….feel stupid for sitting him with that gb%

Start Puig @ Guerra or Belt @ Manaea?

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  bossmanjunior333
6 years ago

@bossmanjunior333: Sucks but you made the right move benching him…I’d go Belt

Kk
Kk
6 years ago

Ramos vs verret or McCann vs nick martinez

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
6 years ago

Me and Cram are going out for some Lamb tonight! BAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!

Too Many Choices
Too Many Choices
6 years ago

Right now I have a lot of outfielders and need some pitching. I have Marte, Cruz, Upton, Polanco and eventually J.D Martinez. My bench has Valencia, Reddick, Khris Davis, and Gomez. I need pitching and there are a lot of under performing top pitchers: Archer, Harvey, Price and others. Which pitchers would you try to trade for and who would you offer?
Thanks for your help.

Kk
Kk
6 years ago

I don’t understand how Red Sox got shut out?
And hittertron faded all Red Sox vs Matt Moore.. Any reason ?

Donb
Donb
6 years ago

Tim Anderson vs nolaso and Abreu or Napoli

Corey Seager vs guerra, freeman vs Salazar or Lind vs tailon

Which combo you think has higher ceiling lower floor

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
6 years ago

Awesome, Osuna going for the Foreclosed-Kazaam combo.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Not funny!

You just know if it was a save app he’d have thrown a perfect inning.

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  SteveNZ
6 years ago

@SteveNZ: Closers almost always blow up in the good ole NON – save situation…ug..

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: I picked up Brad Hand yesterday, who hadn’t given up a run since the 18th…

Jon Snow
Jon Snow
6 years ago

Would you trade Springer and Samardzjia for Scherzer? Team is as follows:

Russel Martin
Myers
Kinsler
Machado
Bryant
Springer
Marte
Duavl
Hererra
Heyward
Villar
Dozier

Price
Kluber
Samardzjia
Maeda
Nola
Conley
Cody Reed
Fulmer

Jon Snow
Jon Snow
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey:

What if it was Spring, Samarzjia, Nola for Scherzer Maybin and Aj Reed?

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Jon Snow
6 years ago

@Jon Snow: no

Joe
Joe
6 years ago

Glasnow or Rodon in a dynasty ???

I'mgettingsomeHeadley
I'mgettingsomeHeadley
6 years ago

Grey and others, I have Colome on the DL. It’s a weekly league but I can make a move now. I have Paxton on reserves and he is $20 at home vs. the O’s and Wilson who is -20 according to son. I also have Miller and Samardzija. Vizcanio is a FA who I could add for possible saves much like my stash of Miller for the trade deadline. I’m in first but need saves and wins. Tough call, but start Paxton, pick up Viz, drop alphabet soup and get Viz, and start Pax. Currently have alphabet in starting lineup. Damn. Thanks for reading. Love this site.

Jonah
Jonah
6 years ago

Would you trade Archer for Fulmer?

peacecoast
peacecoast
6 years ago

damn J weaver making A reed look silly

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: If this was Major League 3 or 4 or whichever one was about the minors with the Quantum Leap dude as the manager, Reed is looking like the Justified baddie who was the top prospect who couldn’t hit diddly in his first cup of big league action

It’s funny – i dropped Taillon for Reed, but now I’m thinking of swapping back

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey@Grey: I meant AJ Reed not the dude on the Reds

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  William Hung
6 years ago

@William Hung: and certainly not the other cody reed on ARI. there’s also about 3 other reeds out there.

Charles
Charles
6 years ago

Please rank the prospects rest of season in h2h:

Giolito
Snell
Taillon
Turner
Reed

Charles
Charles
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Trea Turner, AJ Reed. I guess maybe he doesn’t count as a prospect any more?

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

Am I crazy to think that my $1 Schoop is a potential back end keeper for my keep-7 league? Looking at his periphs, seems like he’s doing exactly what you thought, but hitting for much better average without TOO much BABIP luck (.340). In the too-soon rankings, do you see him as a top 5 2b?

Vinny Boombatz
Vinny Boombatz
6 years ago

ROS Thor or Stras?

William Hung
William Hung
6 years ago

Sonnavabench on Jake Lamb 2 days in a row!!! I am a Toddfather owner and know that when I make the swap on Friday, Toddfather is going to homer

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: You helped me, so yeah I do

My 3B is Frazier and my UTIL spot is one of my 4 awesome OFs in Polanco, Marte, Betts, and Blackmon

Just about everyone in my league is allergic to trading or have delusional trade demands, which I have mentioned here in the past… my one weakness is C where I am rocking a shell of his former self Brian McCann

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  William Hung
6 years ago

@William Hung: Literally in the exact same position, with the same players, except I have Gattis and grabbed Willson, so now I’m trying to trade away one of them (to no avail yet).

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
6 years ago

@Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: there are 2 teams in my league who are rocking 2 solid catchers and when I try to trade with either of them, they ask for the moon because to them they have the best players at C so they want like top pitchers or outfielders in return

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: would you do Toddfather for Gattis?

Geo
Geo
6 years ago

Kershaw/C. Seager or Springer for MadBum/Trout? H2H points dynasty

Sing Us a Vogelsong You're the Pineda Man
Sing Us a Vogelsong You're the Pineda Man
6 years ago

Sell Syndergaard for Carrasco and Schoop?

Keeper league 10-teamer.

Thanks for the write-ups.

Tyler
Tyler
6 years ago

Does Schoop for Quintana seem like a fair swap to you?

Worlds First Analrapist
Worlds First Analrapist
6 years ago

Hey Grey,
16-team 6×6 (OBP, QS) roto league

Who do you like better ROS, Dietrich or Grossman?

Thanks in advance

Worlds First Analrapist
Worlds First Analrapist
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: it’s slim pickings…Who do you like better between Zobrist and Kang for ROS?

Worlds First Analrapist
Worlds First Analrapist
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: are Zobrist and Kang close in value for ROS?

Bye Felica
Bye Felica
6 years ago

Can’t believe all of the trade Stanton comments. The guy could hit 30 bombs in the next 3 months. Especially if you held him this long. Now he’s finally hitting the cover off the ball. I’m holding him tight, tighter than Grey’s bear hugs. Anyway…. Who’s the drop for Quintana?
(Dont know why he’s on waivers 12 team H2H)
Bauer
Giolito
Pomerantz
Archer
Harvey
Greinke
Cedano (colome replacement)
Jefferies
Osuna
Dyson
DL Darvish
DL Colome
I have Lorenzo hurt (2 DL spots) Plus Greinke is hurt. My teams a mess yall. Good thing the break is near.

Anyone, stand pat with the hogs I have?

Q
Q
6 years ago

Always trying to decode:

Is “sure” just a little better than Meh? Wondering if there’s any difference between when you actually give a name and when it’s just “sure.”

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

@Grey: he needs the accompanying book to who is grey albright…..understanding grey albright

Q
Q
Reply to  J-FOH
6 years ago

@J-FOH: Ha!

Jammer McSlam
Jammer McSlam
6 years ago

14team h2h league with OBP. Do you do this deal even with Lamb beasting lately?

I give:
Story
Lamb
Rich Hill

I Get
Springer

I have Rizzo at 1B, Arenado at 3B, Jose Abreu and Drys Morales on the bench. Plus have turner (hopefully) getting SS soon.

Cram It
Cram It
6 years ago

Baaahhh-ha-ha-ha-haaaaaa! Woo!

Shawn T.
Shawn T.
6 years ago

What kind of pitcher do you think a guy like Adam Duvall could get in a trade? Is Pomeranz too much?

herschel
herschel
6 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft, 3 of/1 dh league. which two of these OF do you like? saunders, melky, mazara, choo and moya.

thanks.

Donb
Donb
6 years ago

Safer pitcher that gets more points 12 points for win
Peavy @oakland
Brock Stewart @mil

Great White North
Great White North
6 years ago

RCL Rank ROS? Boxberger, Colome, Cedeno

Hugman
Hugman
6 years ago

There was so much offense across the board yesterday that I had 12 runs, 14 hits, 5 homers, 14 RBI, and a 1.162 OPS and didn’t gain a single point in the standings.

ERad
ERad
6 years ago

Franco has certainly been disappointing – he seems like the kind of player that I’ll never draft again and when he explodes a few years down the line for 35 HR and 100 RBIs – I will forever hold a grudge against him.

Or maybe it’s me not him.

Clos
Clos
6 years ago

Hey grey what do you think of my syndergaard, Cody Allen and Ben Zobrist for his taijuan Walker, Strasburg and schoop?

More realistic to drop Walker and just try to get strasburg and schoop with the 3 I’m offering?

Jon
Jon
6 years ago

Schoop or Lamb today? Impossible decision.

Schwab
Schwab
6 years ago

Dynasty question. H2H point based league with 8 teams. Was offered Bryant & belt for Strasburg, Hosmer and Marte. Thoughts?

You Know Nothing, J.T. Snow
You Know Nothing, J.T. Snow
6 years ago

Brock Stewart?

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  You Know Nothing, J.T. Snow
6 years ago

@You Know Nothing, J.T. Snow: Go check out Ralph’s today post..Nice write-up about Stewart..

Geoff
Ralph LIfshitz
Reply to  Malicious Phenoms
6 years ago

@Malicious Phenoms: MP’s my hype man….

UncleLarryWalker
UncleLarryWalker
6 years ago

Someone offered me Thor for ZoRilla and Jeffress…

I wanna take it. My gut says I’m being an idiot because he’s hurt. Sway me, please….

The Great Knoche
The great Knoche
6 years ago

Just heard An interview with Lenny Dykstra. Should be next up for you on the Podcast.

He sounds like he is still on drugs

The Great Knoche
The great Knoche
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: taking odd jobs including being paid for companionship by older women. He probably only needs 40 seconds also.

peacecoast
peacecoast
Reply to  The great Knoche
6 years ago

@The great Knoche: Did anyone ask him about Madonna and sperm?

Donb
Donb
6 years ago

Who would you go with as safest option best value 12 points for win

Sherzer vs mets $11800
Salazar vs braves $10700
Peavy @oakland $7200

Chris
Chris
6 years ago

10 team H2H points league – Which side?

J. Upton, Carlos gomez and Jaime Garcia

or

Ozuna & K-rod

A Wesley Snipes Life
A Wesley Snipes Life
6 years ago

both pineda and nelson dropped, both off waivers tonight. same league you said to drop chen for pineda yesterday. 12 teamer with deep benches and losses added, h2h. have all of
shoemaker/carrasco/salazar/smyly/chen/reed/nola/gausman/duffy/porcello/walker

1. who’s ROS better gamble, pineda or nelson
2. who’s 2nd drop if i can get both (not likely with 10th waiver, much better chance i get neither)

peacecoast
peacecoast
Reply to  A Wesley Snipes Life
6 years ago

@A Wesley Snipes Life: drop chen get pineda (I did!)

A Wesley Snipes Life
A Wesley Snipes Life
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: thought you actually liked jimmer. hmmm.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  A Wesley Snipes Life
6 years ago

@A Wesley Snipes Life: Like 6 starts ago.

A Wesley Snipes Life
A Wesley Snipes Life
Reply to  Cram It
6 years ago

@Cram It: yeah, this kind of league both of those will be grabbed either by waivers or immediately, i probably only have a 30% or so chance of even getting my first choice with 10th waiver. gotta be under 5% of getting both.

A Wesley Snipes Life
A Wesley Snipes Life
Reply to  A Wesley Snipes Life
6 years ago

@A Wesley Snipes Life: basically, this is a league where probably at least 8 owners would consider those 2 pitchers guys that simply shouldn’t be dropped. 10 or more SP owned per owner, except for the weirdos who think 6 bench bats (or more) is smart rostering.

peacecoast
peacecoast
6 years ago

glad I dropped C Reed, damn!

also it’s pretty obvious that Matz should be sat tomorrow right?

Rusty Arms
Rusty Arms
6 years ago

Oh yeah. Teheran or Quintana. Both have trouble with wins but I’m in league with QS too.

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Rusty Arms
6 years ago

@Rusty Arms: Teheran

Pat
Pat
6 years ago

Drop Jhonny Peralta for Pax? I have Suarez and Profar.

Rusty Arms
Rusty Arms
6 years ago

Hi Grey. This would do for me. I would have Desmond slot into SS spot. I give up Tulo and get Piscotty. I waited long enough for Tulo. I think chances are he injuries himself before he snaps out of his non Coors funk. Thoughts please.

Zach
Zach
6 years ago

Hey Grey! 10 team H2H league. Drop Heyward for M. Upton Jr? Bench/utility. Thanks

Cornvard Preller
Cornvard Preller
6 years ago

Hmm. Now I know what the Shroud of Turin is. Thank you!

I want Adam Conley in a league where you not only make daily moves, but inningsly moves. Oh no it’s Miguel Cabrera’s 3rd AB against him. Bench him this inning!

Can’t wait to run into Canseco. Will ask same question. Can’t hang up in person!

Scott
Scott
6 years ago

You the man!

Choose one for Utility spot: Starlin Castro, Kendrys Morales, Justin Bour

Choose two for OF spot: Carlos Gomez, Heyward, Rajai David

Scott
Scott
Reply to  Scott
6 years ago

@Scott: Davis*

Count de Monetball
Count de Monetball
6 years ago

What do you think Grey, is Jose Quintana a good “buy low” candidate in a 5×5 redraft, or would you rather let him be someone else’s problem?

JoeG414
JoeG414
Reply to  Count de Monetball
6 years ago

@Count de Monetball:
If they could just score some runs for him .
I think a good buy low.

Crapshoot Kershaw
Crapshoot Kershaw
Reply to  Count de Monetball
6 years ago

@Count de Monetball: dude is still pretty damn good, clearly buy him. top 30 SP.

Clive
Clive
6 years ago

Who would you grab off waivers?

R Iglesias, J Baez, or Duffy?

Keeper league – thanks!

Donb
Donb
6 years ago

Safest option that will net me more points while be safe

Bradley vs philly
Keuchel @laa
Gallardo @sdp

J-FOH
J-FOH
6 years ago

Good call on Bosch. Power watched the first two seasons a couple months ago. Who knew the iron eagle would play a serial killer.