The fans that arrived early yesterday at Nationals Park were puzzled to find what appeared to be a show on HGTV.  The newest Property Brother, Michael Blazek, the Brewers pitcher, opened a box from Ikea, and sat at home plate for six hours during the pregame, assembling something.  At one point, he screamed to the heavens about being screwed, but Bryce Harper (3-for-5, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and his 26th and 27th homers) realized Blazek wasn’t saying he was screwed, he needed a screw the box was missing.  Ryan Zimmerman (2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 21st and 22nd homers) had a fix, they could use Dusty’s toothpicks to hold together Blazek’s contraption.  Then Anthony Rendon (2-for-4, 2 runs and his 21st homer) had a brilliant idea.  The twine holding together the Nats’ bullpen could be used to hold together Dusty’s toothpicks.  Brian Goodwin (3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer) and Wilmer Difo (2-for-4, 2 runs and his 3rd homer) were the first ones to the plate to see what Blazek had constructed.  It was a bit shoddy in places, but it was holding up.  Pulling back, we reveal that Blazek had built a baseball tee to place all his pitches on.  All of these guys are either owned or are Wilmer Difo, with the exception of Brian Goodwin.  He has three homers since the All-Star break, and has been cemented in the leadoff spot (for reasons only Dusty can explain).  Won’t help you on average, but has a solid base of speed and power that could help in deeper leagues while he’s leading off, and especially when hitting off a tee.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Lewis Brinson – 1-for-3, and his 2nd homer, and 2nd homer in the last two days.  I’m guessing he’s about six hours away from being announced as the new Brewers’ leadoff man.  He’s also about four hours from being in my afternoon Buy column.  Times are subject to change depending on when you read this.

Dan Jennings – 0 IP, 1 ER, as he was traded to the Rays.  Wow, the White Sox really want Tyler Clippard to be the closer.  I guess Rick Renteria could also go to Jake Petricka.  Though, best thing Petricka has ever done is glasnost.

Lucas DudaRays also acquired this piece of Duda.  People get euphoric when a player is traded, like suddenly they’re good.  I hate to be a buzzkill, but Duda’s garbage.  They can’t possibly play him against lefties, and would be fools to with Trevor Plouffe, Tim Beckham and others that could slide in vs. lefties.  Though, since Plouffe is french for the sound poop makes when it hits toilet water, the thought of him platooning with Duda has me giddy.  Plouffe goes the Duda-mite!

Chris Archer – 6 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.80.  There was a hint of wanting to bench him yesterday in Yankee Stadium, and maybe some of you did, but I feel at a certain level of pitcher, you need to just start them everywhere.  For better or worse, until awful xFIP do us part.  Archer’s in that class that I’d just start.

Evan Longoria – 2-for-5 and his 16th homer, hitting .275.  Not to be a Negative Nelly when someone does something good, but as long as you have less homers as Brett Gardner, you need to sit down.

Corey Dickerson – 2-for-5 and his 19th homer, hitting .304.  Someone must’ve heard all the comments recently about dropping Dickerson.  See, now ya done got him mad.

Alex Colome – 1 IP, 1 ER and his 5th blown save.  Don’t think he’s in real dangerous in losing his job, but the Rays aren’t stocking their middle relief corps for s’s and g’s.

CC Sabathia – 4 1/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 3.66 vs. the Rays, who swear to God they are a playoff contender.  God bless them, but the Rays don’t really feel like a playoff team, do they?  Am I way off here?  I mean, CC’s garbage under Al Gore’s seat cushion, so this was no indication.  By the way, went to a screening of Al Gore’s Inconvenient Truth sequel last night with a Q&A of Al afterwards.  I didn’t get a chance to ask a question, but I had it all lined up, “If there’s global warming, how do you explain Los Angeles being filled with so many snowflakes?”

Gary Sanchez – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer.  I also had another question for Al lined up, “I know uneaten food accounts for 75% of greenhouse gases, so have you taken it upon yourself to rid the world of uneaten food by eating it?”

Brett Gardner – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 18th homer, hitting .261.  Gardner has 18 homers and the balls aren’t different?  That’s the real inconvenient truth, isn’t it, Manfred?!

Robert Stephenson – 4 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 7 BBs, ERA at 7.86.  More like Robert Loses-Control Stephenson!  Amiright?!  Or am I right-right?  Forget it, I need a nap.  *three seconds later claps hands*  I’m back!

Chris O’Grady – 7 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.68.  Down in South Jersey, Rudy’s cursing my name for talking him out of streaming O’Grady.  Stream-o-Nator liked it, but O’Grady faced the Reds last time out and looked terrible.  Though, this start was at home, and, well, as Forrest Gump said, shizz happens.

Derek Dietrich – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer, and 5 RBIs the previous night, though everyone knocked in runs on Wednesday for the Marlins.  Could be a rising schmotato, might be worth a monocle on a cyclops, but I wouldn’t drop anyone too valuable.

Dominic Smith – Could be called up at some point for the Mets to replace the vacated Duda (ewww).  Smith looks like a James Loney clone — bleh power, no speed, solid contact skills.  I didn’t put Smith in my Buy column, because who knows with the Mets and their call-ups, but grab him in deep leagues if you need batting average.

Chris Flexen – 3 IP, 3 ER in his first major league start.  There were some people in the comments talking up this prospect the last few days, and, now I’m thinking Terry Collins might’ve been in the comments the last few days.

Manuel Margot – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  He’ll be in this afternoon’s Buy column, but you don’t need to wait for that.  Margot and grab him!

Jose Abreu – 2-for-4 and his 17th and 18th homers, hitting .297.  After the game, the White Sox said, “We’re not fielding offers on Abreu.”  Then Abreu said, “Then why’d I homer twice?”  Then the White Sox said, “Because you are committed to helping us rebuild.”  Then Abreu said, “I’m sick of comprendo’ing you, I go listen to Tidal.”

Kyle Schwarber – 3-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 16th and 17th homers.  He’s still hitting .191, but imagine how many home runs he’d have if he played every day and wasn’t demoted earlier this year.  Like a trillion!  Okay, maybe only a handful more, but still that’s a lot for someone who supposed was struggling.  He might actually be undervalued next year.

Anthony Rizzo – 2-for-4 and a slam (24) and legs (6).  HR and SB to the Rizzo!

J.D. Martinez – 1-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 20th homer, and 3rd homer in the last two games.  Just Dong because someone has to!

Zack Godley – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.06.  I own him in one mixed league, and let me be the first to tell you it hasn’t been as easy as his ERA shows.  He’s coming off two straight games of nasty as in bad and bad as in bad and not bad as in good.  His peripherals are solid though, and that’s why I’ve been holding him.  It’s a 15-team mixed league, for what it’s Werth.

Luke Weaver – 5 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.50.  C’mon, give Jack Flaherty a chance!

Trevor Bauer – 8 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 5.25.  No matter what the Stream-o-Nator says, if you trust Bauer in his next start, he will give up at least six earned in four innings.  That is my promise to you.

Carlos Santana – 1-for-4 and his 13th homer, and third homer this week.  Guess he didn’t like me calling him Carlost Season.

J.C. Ramirez – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 11 baserunners (6 BBs), 4 Ks, ERA at 4.29.  Jesus Christ Streamer Ramirez will never be confused with his cousin, Jesus Christ Superstar Ramirez.  “My tamales will be te amo of your life!  And you will enjoy my Spanglish.”  That’s Jesus Christ Superstar Ramirez.  Seems like a good guy.

Kendrys Morales – 2-for-4, 3 runs and his 19th and 20th homers, and 3rd homer in the past two days.  I almost mentioned Morales two days ago, but he was so cold, that I didn’t bother.  Now that he has three homers in two days, he’s obviously heated up.  Morales of the storys?  Yes, that it is.  *thinks if that makes sense, decides onto the next blurb*

Josh Donaldson – 2-for-5 and his 10th homer, hitting .242.  I told you to avoid drafting him.  I told you to sell him about two weeks into the season right before he returned.  I told you repeatedly don’t get involved with Donaldson this year.  You didn’t listen, did you?  Aw, what a shame.  I’m going to go onto eBay, bid a penny on the world’s smallest violin, and, if I win it, I will play it just for you!

Marcus Stroman – 4 2/3 IP, 3 ER, EAR at 3.08.  The guy who hit Marcus Stroman the hardest?  Of course, Marcus Semien (3-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI).  Too bad there isn’t a Marcus Strokeman to bridge the gap.

Sean Manaea – 7 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.82.  I’ll admit to a blindspot.  I keep benching visiting starters in Toronto, and the Blue Jays, well, they’re the Blew Jays, the So-Through Jays, the Blue Days, but they are not good.

Santiago CasillaA’s said they could replace Casilla at closer.  With who?  Blake Treinen (1 1/3 IP, 1 ER) who promptly blew yesterday’s save?  Yeah, he’s garbage.  The most revealing thing about this announcement by the A’s is they said they could replace Casilla rather than their usual move of trading him to another team.  “How much to give us Casilla?” asks Dusty Baker while GM Mime Rizzo stands next to him waving his hands, pointing to the Mercury News headline, ‘Casilla To Be Replaced.’  Dusty lowers the phone, “Not right now.  I’m trying to trade for Casilla.”  GM Mime Rizzo builds box around himself and cries.  Aw, sad Mime Rizzo.

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Let's Call A Spade A Spade
Let's Call A Spade A Spade
4 years ago

Good afternoon. Rest of season on the following catchers. Please rank Gattis. Lucroy. Ramos. Cervelli. Sanchez. Thanks

Brett
Brett
4 years ago

Harper story Carlos Santana or freeman lamb pollock

Good Bob
Good Bob
4 years ago

12 team 6×6 h2h (ops/qs)
Which two to roster in what order?
Schebler
Gurriel
Margot
Brinson

Five-On-One
Five-On-One
4 years ago

Who closes in Detroit if Justin is traded?

peacecoast
peacecoast
4 years ago

I just noticed Grey do you ever go on vacation? You must, but I cannot remember anytime when there was not a write up every day. Then again you do have half to year in the off season.

peacecoast
peacecoast
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: pardon me, do you have any grey poupon, grey?

Andy Dwyer
Andy Dwyer
4 years ago

Should I deal Taijuan Walker for Joey Bats if I need power? Or go for a better power bat?

Pete Incaviglia
Pete Incaviglia
4 years ago

JbJ for Verlander 12tm h2h 5×5

The Audacity of Schoop
The Audacity of Schoop
4 years ago

12 team 5×5 roto, need overall production, including sbs

Drop Zimmer, Renfroe, Reddick or Nick Williams for Margot?

The Batman
The Batman
4 years ago

In a 12-team, 11-player H2H keeper league, would you take this offer: Alex Cobb for Bradley Zimmer? I’m in win now mode and have Springer, Blackmon, Pham/C.Frazier as my starting OFs currently

the sprotsguy
the sprotsguy
4 years ago

10 team AL only

cano and Kepler
or
k Davis and T Anderson

Need BA and SB more than HR and RBI

the sprotsguy
the sprotsguy
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

One follow up do you like Kepler or gamel to go with cano

Buster Moon
Buster Moon
4 years ago

Pick 2:

Holiday, Parra, Brinson, Margot, Altheer

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
4 years ago

Hello Grey,
Need some bench OFs. Would you add Margot over Parra in a 10 Team H2H Points League even with the Rocks playing at home next week? I also have Zimmer and Merrifield that could be candidates to drop for a Margot add.

Unfortch, I have Desmond and Springer who are both f’n DTD, so I need to prepare for worst.

Thanks much Grey and have a great weekend.

ryanoger
ryanoger
4 years ago

Best for holds:

David Robertson or Tommy Kahnle?

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
4 years ago

Last day at the job. Then begins the late summer of Noise!

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

@Grey: Hells yeah. I’m even going to drink a little tonight. GASP

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

@Grey: I will be at a Primanti’s. You know, the only restaurant Pittsburgh has according to every sports telecast intro or food show.

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

@Grey: I think coleslaw too maybe. Not sure, will have to watch a Monday Night Football game in Pittsburgh. *Cue molten hot steel being poured*

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
4 years ago

@Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: Make sure you get a round of disc golf in.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Reply to  Cram It
4 years ago

@Cram It: Frolfing on the reg son!

ryanoger
ryanoger
4 years ago

10 team redraft

Starling, HanRam, Bruce, and Kemp….all of these dudes over Moncada and Devers right?

I have too many bats, and need to cut bait, just making sure.

ryanoger
ryanoger
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

thanks man

mrm3711
mrm3711
4 years ago

Hey Grey, I asked the questch yesterday about Joey Bats, and was able to ship him out for Zack Godley. Still not sold on Godley, but his peripherals are decent so I’m happy with the result.

What do you think about Rosario? Seems like he’s almost certain to get called up, but I want to explore the trade market. I have Semien as a placeholder but he’s heating up, should I ship out Rosario while his value is decently high and roll with Semien, or hold on Rosario in case he becomes 2016 Trea Turner? Thanks as always!

mrm3711
mrm3711
Reply to  mrm3711
4 years ago

@mrm3711: 12 team standard Y! league, by the by

mrm3711
mrm3711
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Nope, re-draft. I have Semien at SS and Seager/Hosmer at my two UTIL spots, so if I keep Rosario I will likely have to cut Semien. Also have Treat Urner on the DL but I can shift him to the OF. So, my options are:

A: Keep both, start Rosario, Semien to bench, lose a roster slot for a pitcher
B: Keep Rosario, try and trade Semien but likely have to cut him
C: Keep Semien, trade Rosario.

Thanks!

mrm3711
mrm3711
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Cool, gonna drop a few lines and see who bites, thanks as always!

Big Dog
Big Dog
4 years ago

I must be the only one the SON has not been kind to this year…

Do you like Roark, Bridwell or Kuhl as streamers tonight? QS starts league instead of wins.

Big Dog
Big Dog
Reply to  Big Dog
4 years ago

Or Happ.

Big Dog
Big Dog
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

Roark vs Colorado (Home)

Bridwell @ Toronto

Kuhl @ SD

Happ vs Angels

J. Garcia @ Oakland

Zeus
Zeus
4 years ago

Do advanced statistics guys not know that psychology is an advanced statistic?

Zeus
Zeus
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Summer Friday on the beach Grey

Zeus
Zeus
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: grey I’m on Brighton beach. You live in LA. Your beaches are better but our water is warmer

Zeus
Zeus
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: We also have great Russian and Uzbek food. If I indulge enough I may get caviar

Zeus
Zeus
Reply to  Zeus
4 years ago

@Zeus: it stemmed from a Facebook post on what your walk up music would be. Mine would be Dies Irae from Mozarts Requirm. But my closer intro would be When the Levee Breaks by Zeppelin. Walking out all slowlike to “Crying won’t help you, praying won’t do you no good” would be bad ass.

Which led me to thinking about the actual psychology behind performing in high leverage situations and I don’t believe it’s what stat nerds believe. There is probably something quantifiable that we haven’t figured out yet

Zeus
Zeus
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: for at bat or closer?

Zeus
Zeus
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: it’s a good at bat song. I’d also like reign of the tec but they probably wouldn’t alllow it

Zeus
Zeus
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Could I slip Akinyele in? Pun intended

Reece King
Reece King
4 years ago

Would you rather have Alex Claudio or JA Happ in a points league?

vee
vee
4 years ago

Grey, your daily posts now go hand in hand with my morning coffee. its a mean combo.

I’ve been trying to sell miggy for a while now… in a standard 5×5 HTH, who could i get in return for miggy in a straight up 1 for 1 trade?

let’s say 1 batter equivalent and also 1 pitcher equivalent?

thanks and have a great weekend

vee
vee
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Would you sell Miggy + Hand for Smoak? sounds pretty good to me

Nyce Hairper
Nyce Hairper
4 years ago

I’m in a 10 team 6×6 league and was offered Sale and Mancini for Blackmon. I’m in 1st place and am in the top 3 in most hitting categories and closer to middle-of-the pack in most pitching categories. Kind of thinking I should stay the course, but Sale is so good. Any thoughts?

lwomack58
lwomack58
4 years ago

Rumor that Rosenthal might be going to Nationals. Who becomes closer-Doolittle or Rosenthal?

Thank you and nice write up today.

SteveA
SteveA
4 years ago

good title today; i realize it was likely rudy; still worth my acknowledgement.

Rudy Gamble
Reply to  SteveA
4 years ago

thanks!

Andrew Mellars
Andrew Mellars
4 years ago

Would you add Bregman or Semien and cut Pham or Moncada?

Zeus
Zeus
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Semein over Moncada like the end of a film

sturock578
sturock578
4 years ago

Kepper league I was offered Arenado and Trea Turner for my Kris Bryant and Mookie Betts. Which side do you like better?

sturock578
sturock578
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: thanks

Chris r
Chris r
4 years ago

1. I did good on this trade right? I sent Luis severino, Steve Souza and yuli gurriel for Max Scherzer. I could have kept severino and Souza for free next year (two one year keepers drafted after tenth round). But you gotta go for the win now at that price.

2. In that deal I got back Brandon Drury. I have Jean Segura, Villar, Cozart, Brandon Phillips and Drury for my middle infield. While Cozart is banged up and Villar is villaring I need to keep four of them. Do I Drop Phillip or Drury?

Thanks!

Brian
Brian
4 years ago

16 team h2h with k/bb and QS. which of these would you start today? Marquez @ WAS, Vargas @ BOS, Teheran @ PHI, Salazar @ CWS

thanks grey!

SallyCips
SallyCips
4 years ago

Brinson, Zimmer, or Margot to replace struggling Schebler on the roster.

SallyCips
SallyCips
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Grazie.

Geoff
4 years ago

David Price to the DL with elbow stuff. I hope he’s done, and disappears for 12+ months. He’s the reason this Red Sox team will miss the playoffs, guy is poison.

Geoff
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Hahahaha! He’s been pitching well the last month. Leave Pretty Ricky out of this.

Donaldnasty
Donaldnasty
4 years ago

10 team 3 keeper h2h points I need to make up 10 games in the standings (play 9 a week) with 5 weeks to go in reg season. Traded my $2 judge (+5 to keep)/lugo/nick Williams/Nazi Marquez for Goldy/JD Martinez/Alex wood/Felipe rivero. Good move or no?

Jim
Jim
4 years ago

One more league Margot question please
Margot or Villar ROS as a UTIL.

Jim
Jim
4 years ago

Plse rank Margot, Bader & Castellanos, ROS

Theitguy
Theitguy
4 years ago

Keeper League, should i keep Polanco or drop for Margot? Souza, marwin, chris taylor, logan, david Peralta , altherr are also available.

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  Theitguy
4 years ago

@Theitguy: I’d go with Margot

Brett
Brett
4 years ago

Can you rank these keepers 6×6 ops and holds the extra categories. 12 team 260 budget keep 5.

Rivero $2 for 2 years
Story $4 1 year
Sal Perez $1 for 2 years
Jimmy Nelson $5 for 1 year
Fulmer $9 for 2 years

Brett
Brett
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: are they close? Thinking of trading story away

Mark
4 years ago

Betts/Manaea for Bryant/deGrom? Betts & Bryant both keepers.

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  Mark
4 years ago

@Mark: Bryant deGrom for me

Mark
Reply to  JeF WiTh 1 F
4 years ago

@JeF WiTh 1 F: what if you switch Manaea for Nola, still like it?

Mark
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Ha!

Mark
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Thanks! Still do it if I have to switch Nola for Manaea?

JC
JC
4 years ago

Trade question – Head-to-head 8×8 – R/H/HR/RBI/SB/BB/AVG/OPS – W/L/SV/ER/K/ERA/WHIP/QS. It’s an 8 team league though, so does a smaller league with more categories increase the values of hitters or pitchers? I have already traded Kershaw (just in time!) and Abreu for Betts and Harper, now I have an offer of me trading Severino and Robbie Ray for Votto. My other pitchers are Nelson, Hill, Fiers, Porcello, Samardzija, and Rodriguez(BOS).

Big names from my offense are Harper, Blackmon, Reynolds, Betts, Inciarte and a lot of underperformers – Santana, Marte, Trumbo, Ramirez, Villar, Dozier, Machado and some overperformers like Gennett, Cozart, Pham, and Marwin Gonzalez.

1 other detail, streaming pitchers gets expensive, we get 25 free moves, 25 at $1, every other move is $2. I typically pick up the occasional 2 start pitcher for the week, and maybe stream if i need to try and win a category at the end of the year. In the past I have streamed quite a bit once it’s playoff time.

JC
JC
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: So make the deal? Trade Robbie Ray and Severino for Votto?

bugs4000
bugs4000
4 years ago

I realize Werner Herzog documentaries don’t get a lot of play on these pages, but when Derek goes yard, I propose the term, “Little Dietrich Needs to Fly.”

Making it up
Reply to  bugs4000
4 years ago

@bugs4000: Yeah, they’re more about homoerotic rambo fanfic for sure.

Just Busted
Just Busted
4 years ago

12 team, H2H, Yahoo, 5×5

ROS: Gennett or Gregorius at SS?

Gennett has position eligibility @ 3B and OF, but I am okay there, but I am in 1st by 20 games and looking for long-term push.

Thanks!

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  Just Busted
4 years ago

@Just Busted: Didi

Wilson
Wilson
4 years ago

Is it safe to start Bridwell @TOR (Happ) today? W, ERA, WHIP

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  Wilson
4 years ago

@Wilson: Safe? i would say risky

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  JeF WiTh 1 F
4 years ago

@JeF WiTh 1 F: But I’d start him…Live on the edge its Friday!!

Wilson
Wilson
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:
How about them? Safer?
Hellickson @Atl (Teheran)
Garcia @ Oak (Gosset)

Wilson
Wilson
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:
Thanks Grey
one more question.
Start Vargas or Porcello tonight? Or none? W, ERA, WHIP

Wilson
Wilson
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:
They are facing each other. KC vs BOS

Wilson
Wilson
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:
Yes, in Boston.
Thanks. I don’t stream starter tonight if so..

Tbone
Tbone
4 years ago

weekly 6×6 with OBP, SLG, W-L, K/9, and QS as differences from traditional.
Deal Peacock (potential keeper, 15th rd) and Giolito (3yrs in 20th) for rentals of Kluber and Britton? Have Chapman, Osuna, Kintzler, and Wilson now, but could be losing Kintzler and Wilson as options for SVs if they are traded.

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  Tbone
4 years ago

@Tbone: Do it

Gogulls
Gogulls
4 years ago

So just made this trade..
Rendon/Avisail/Tanaka (all late round keepers) for Darvish/Archer/Pujols (no keepers)
Who wore it best? Needed pitching to win this yr. Fair trade?
Also… need SB/Runs/OBP. Drop Pujols for Margot or Brinson ROS.
Thanks as always

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Gogulls
4 years ago

@Gogulls: Great for you in going for the win.

Margot

Jon
Jon
4 years ago

Margot or Baez ROS 10 team Roto

Mark
Reply to  Jon
4 years ago

@Jon: Margot

Synyster
Synyster
4 years ago

Grey!! I really want to pickup Hand but haven’t yet. Afraid hes going to get traded then thrown in the pen. Does he get traded or safe to pick him up?

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Synyster
4 years ago

@Synyster: So just drop him if he gets traded. What’s the harm in picking him up now?

knucks
knucks
Reply to  Cram It
4 years ago

@Cram It: And go with only one catcher Cram!?! Are you nuts?

Synyster
Synyster
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

Thanks guys. Problem is I am at 38 moves out of 70 cap.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Synyster
4 years ago

@Synyster: That’s a problem you have to assess. Do you need the saves that much? Do you stream a lot? Will you need every move? Etcetera etcetera etcetera

Keeper
Keeper
4 years ago

Hi Grey, Rendon or Severino in a keeper? Close? Thanks!

mcmi11ions
mcmi11ions
Reply to  Keeper
4 years ago

@Keeper: Rendon. You can overcome pitching with streamers.

Keeper
Keeper
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Thanks both of you, I was leaning that way too.

MJP
MJP
4 years ago

Hi Grey! Need your expertise with a trade in my Yahoo H2H 7×7 (+BB, +OPS, +L, +K/BB)

Which side would you take and is it close?

A) J.Abreu, C.Archer, F.Rivero

B) C.Seager, L.Lynn, T.Rosenthal

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  MJP
4 years ago

@MJP: Abreu side

Tim
Tim
4 years ago

Pick 3 ROS in a points league: Morales, Nunez, Desmond, Gurriel, Souza Jr, Bautista, Merrifield, HanRam, Pham, Gardner.

LeggoPens
LeggoPens
4 years ago

Grey callin ‘ b!tches out this morning haha I love it.

Ian Happ’s droppable at this point, ya?

knucks
knucks
Reply to  LeggoPens
4 years ago

@LeggoPens: This is the exact kind of structure of a question that will receive the “sure” response? Is that all your looking for?

For Semien or Didi or Brinson? Yes.

For Peraza or Lowrie or Cesar? I guess.

LeggoPens
LeggoPens
Reply to  knucks
4 years ago

@knucks: Simply mean it’s not a regrettable choice. Plenty of directions to go on waivers I’m not overly concerned about replacements.

Prettaaay, Prettaaay, Prettaaay, Pretty Good
Prettaaay, Prettaaay, Prettaaay, Pretty Good
4 years ago

Grey,

Nice work as always on the write up. I give it a positive review! Reading this is how I start every day, and it is always entertaining. As someone who used to fill pages by making the font bigger, I don’t know how you can put out so much content and still make it funny and insightful. Well done!

Pitching this year has been a disaster, not just on my team, but it seems everywhere. An ERA under 5 seems rosterable in all formats. I’ve built a staff of basically $1 waiver guys in a H2H league and the playoffs start in Sept. I’m worried all these $1 guys will be shut down. Are there any of these guys you think will actually be pitching at the end of September?

Severino
T. Walker
Peacock
Godley
Nova
McCullers

Your insights are appreciated. And don’t worry, if these guys fail I always have my high dollar reliable aces to fall back on: Verlander, Salazar, Maeda. Yeah. That will work out well. I’m never spending more than $11 on an entire pitching staff again.

Benintendo64
Benintendo64
4 years ago

My 14-team H2H 5×5 league is currently debating changing our categories for next year. Seems like someone is pissed off about a certain category every year so we continuously tinker. So I’m curious what all you razzball readers and writers feel are the best format for H2H.

We currently have HR, RBI, SB, OBP, and SLG and then QS, SV, ERA, WHIP, and K/9. We have a minimum of 30 innings per week and a weekly transaction limit of 5. No waivers, just straight FA.

mcmi11ions
mcmi11ions
Reply to  Benintendo64
4 years ago

@Benintendo64: I prefer AVG and OPS over OBP and SLG, but I’m in three leagues, all H2H and they are all different, one is AVG and OPS, the other just OPS and the 3rd is your OBP and SLG.

For pitching I like straight up K’s over K/9. I have never seen that used before. I see that K/9 having value as that make RP more worthwhile, but you could do the same thing with Sv+HLD category instead. K/9 should be more of an evaluation of whether I want to add someone rather than a scoring category.

Benintendo64
Benintendo64
Reply to  mcmi11ions
4 years ago

@mcmi11ions: in your H2H leagues do y’all do one win and one loss for the whole matchup or a win and loss separately for each category? We switched to the individual category format this year and even though it doesnt matter in the playoffs, I like it cause it makes the seeding seem more accurate of a teams actual talent level and encourages teams to compete in all 10 categories and not punt

Benintendo64
Benintendo64
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: definitely lobbying for FAAB, and I agree on the classic 5×5 personally but I seem to always be in the minority. Oh well, I still finish top 3 each year so as long as the masses are happy and feed me prize money I’m okay haha

Brett
Brett
4 years ago

2 questions
1 Santana or bregman?
2 Jacob Turner or Jake lamb?

knucks
knucks
Reply to  Brett
4 years ago

@Brett: 1 question. Carlos or Domingo?

Brett
Brett
Reply to  knucks
4 years ago

@knucks: Carlos santana.

Mark
Reply to  Brett
4 years ago

@Brett: Santana & Lamb

Foul balls
Foul balls
4 years ago

Always a good read first thing in the morning, and yikes there goes my nfbc team as I just traded for Donaldson and his partner in crime Joey bats this week. I now feel like the delinquent kid who was told not to play with knives and scissors and wonders why he ended up with stitches.

Your Mom
Your Mom
4 years ago

Dallas is back I need some pitching stats today. I have to drop one to activate him.
Marte, Braun, Owings, D. Santana, Odor. Pitching options to drop would be Clevinger, Berrios, Ed- Rod, Peacock. I hate to drop pitchers. Streaming is necessary in this league so dropping too much pitching talent will hurt me.
H2H

knucks
knucks
Reply to  Your Mom
4 years ago

@Your Mom: Its def Peacock if he’s moved to the pen. Of course, you’ll prob not get that info prior to Keuchels start tonight.

I don’t own him, but it sounds like a lot of people are dropping Owings recently. Does he start for you?

Your Mom
Your Mom
Reply to  knucks
4 years ago

@knucks: Owings has been on the bench. I have Segura, so Owings is dropable. Thanks!

Adam
Adam
4 years ago

Logan Morrison or Corey Dickerson ROS?
Bergman or Moncada ROS?

mcmi11ions
mcmi11ions
Reply to  Adam
4 years ago

@Adam: for me it’s Dickerson and Bregman.

Justin
Justin
4 years ago

Thanks for the write up! Yonder Alonso or Aaron altherr ROS for a UTIL slot?

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  Justin
4 years ago

@Justin: Altherr…Probably a coin flip though

Prog Nation
Prog Nation
4 years ago

Great write-up Grey.

Brewer’s fan here: Sad, but funny.

Blazek has now been officially listed as the pitcher for every participant in the Home Run Derby next year.

Strike 3
Strike 3
4 years ago

Abreu vs Salazar or Votto vs Worley tonight?

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  Strike 3
4 years ago

@Strike 3: Votto

IV
IV
4 years ago

Morning Grey,

12 Team 6×6 (OPSxQS)
Drop Parra for Zimmer or Brinson? Would be for my second util and a bench bat once Springer starts playing again.

Thanks in advance!

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  IV
4 years ago

@IV: Brinson

IV
IV
Reply to  JeF WiTh 1 F
4 years ago

@JeF WiTh 1 F: thanks Jef!

Robert
Robert
4 years ago

Brinson, Margot, Benitendi in a 10 team h2h redraft league. Who would you rather have?

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  Robert
4 years ago

@Robert: Margot right now

BSA70
BSA70
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: It’s funny to see these three lumped together. It seems to be the old ‘toss them in a bag, and then grab one’ you can’t go wrong and they are pretty similar.

Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete