MLB should put pinball flippers by each dugout, then every time you think someone is about to have a 1-2-3 inning, the ball is flipped out of the stadium for a home run.  “Looks like the ump is tossing that ball in the dirt to the ball boy–BANG! WHIZZ! BOOM! Wow, another home run, Roger!  This is crazy!”  “Just when you think you’ve seen everything to further enhance the game by adding offense, MLB has put in pinball flippers.”  “It’s pretty cool, Roger.”  “My name’s Bill.”  “Sure.”  So, yesterday the Dodgers and Phils traded blows and blown saves — Kenley Jansen (1/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 3.72) and Hector Neris (1/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 4.08). Both closers are safe as far as any pitcher is safe.  THEY’RE USING PINBALLS!  However, Jansen was limping, due to taking a comebacker off his ankle, so Pedro Baez might see some looks. The hero, or gyro depending on ethnicity, was Bryce Harper (2-for-3, 5 RBIs and his 17th homer, hitting .257).  On our Player Rater, he’s been about as valuable as Shin-Soo Choo and Max Kepler. Yup.  Then, yinging his yang, Max Muncy went 1-for-3, 2 runs with his 25th homer. Most home runs since April 17th of last year when Muncy debuted:  Yelich 67 HRs; Trout 63 HRs; Muncy 60 HRs. And people didn’t want to draft Muncy this preseason.  Yup…YUP!  Of course, no highlight reel in prose would be complete without Cody Bellinger (1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 34th homer).  Forget Bellinger, he’s the Bellingest. Yup…YUP…yup.  Also, getting in on the action, Scott Kingery went 2-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs with his 13th homer, and his 2nd homer in two games. His average did drop about 100 points in the last three weeks, but he’s starting to pick it up again, and is still hitting towards the top of the lineup (2nd yesterday). Yup…YUP…yup…YuP.  Then yanging that yin, A.J. Pollock went 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 5th homer, and 12th homer in the last three games. If it wasn’t for Oscar Mercado, I’d say Pollock was the hottest bat in the majors.  I might say it anyway, but while crossing my fingers.  Right Brain, “LIAR!”  Yup…YUP…yup…YuP…yeppers.  Finally, Matt Beatty hit his 3rd homer.  Snap into a Batt Meatty!  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Jean Segura – Out with a heel injury. Same thing happened to Hulk when he went to the WCW.

Jay Bruce – Diagnosed with an oblique strain, and he was never good in the 2nd half of any season, so, for the Phils, everything is coming up Mets!

Walker Buehler – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.44, but also gave up four unearned runs.  Conspiracy Theory Alert!  The best way for a pitcher to keep his ERA down is for him to insist his fielders suck.

Andrew Cashner – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.09. Some players join a team like the Red Sox and try to do too much instead of staying within themselves and delivering the results they had on their prior team. Andrew Cashner doesn’t have that problem.

Xander Bogaerts – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 21st homer, hitting .312.  Now has six homers in his last eleven games.  Someone DNA test Bogaerts to see if he’s on the Gurriel family tree.

Edwin Jackson – Designated for assignment.  His assignment is to win Powerball, take his winnings to start a major league franchise and sign himself, because it’s the only team yet to sign him.

Jacob Waguespack – 4 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 5.93. He was called up to replace Edwin Jackson. Here’s how that phone call went down:  “We don’t have any pitchers.” “Get someone from the summer camp.”  “I need a name.”  “I don’t know — check Camp Waguespack.”  “Is that the same camp where Ian Kinsler and Ryan Braun met?”

Teoscar Hernandez – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer. If he plays his cards right, Teoscar might just get invited to next year’s Home Run Derby.

Max Scherzer – Played catch in the outfield yesterday.  Yahoo better not give him the Ohtani eligibility treatment.

Austin Voth – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.35.  Baltimore failed to rock the Voth and Carcetti’s back for another term.

Matt Adams – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer. Mean’s while, I have the pathetic Ryan Zimmerman on my deep league teams.  Any guess how many homers that schmohawk has? Roughly the same amount Travis d’Arnaud hit in one game.

Juan Soto – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer, hitting .303.  *pops top off Juan Soto’s head, fizz sizzles, tips Soto over and guzzles* Thank you, Soto Popinski!

Eloy Jimenez – Headed to the IL after injuring his elbow in a collision.  Eloy is returning to Chicago for tests, and I need a prayer circle in the shape of a Red Cross.

Adalberto Mondesi – Left yesterday’s game after a dive, and it looked like he hurt his shoulder seriously.  Forget the Red Cross prayer shape, we need to form the shape of an ambulance!  Stat!

Glenn Sparkman – 9 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.54.  Hahahahahahaha…Breathe, Grey, breathe!  Oh my God, just give me pitchers who are owned in less than 2% of leagues and call it a day!

Whit Merrifield – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting .311.  His home run was a two-run inside-the-parker.  Is it me or is it weirder when an inside-the-park home run isn’t a solo homer?  Meh, maybe it’s me.

Hunter Dozier – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer. First home run since June 25th and I was beginning to worry he was still injured.  Not sure we’re out of the dark yet, but good sign, like Capricorn.  What, Marianne Williamson says so.

Hunter Pence – 0-for-4 as he was activated from the IL.  In related news, Willie Calhoun was sent down and said, “I’m speechless.”  Technically, if you’re doing a short Ted Talk, ‘I’m speechless’ qualifies.

Lance Lynn – 6 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.87.  Lynn’s in a weird spot. If he pitches well, the Rangers stay in the pennant chase and Lynn stays on the Rangers. But if Lynn pitches poorly, the Rangers become sellers, but no one will want Lynn. Maybe I’m defining ‘weird’ wrong.  Any hoo!  Streamonator likes his next start in Houston which seems bizzonkers, but there ya go.

Joey Gallo – 1-for-3 and his 22nd homer.  I have a fix for MLB and their juiced baseballs.  This offseason you take Joey Gallo to Coors and have Pete Alonso’s cousin pitch to him.  You keep throwing him different sized baseballs until he fails to hit a home run, then that’s your new regulation baseball. If it’s a bowling ball, then so be it.  (BTW, Coolwhip, gave you his Joey Gallo breakdown this past weekend.  Can he continue to hit .265+? Go find out!)

Alex Young – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 0.96. Okay, need to examine what’s going on here. *looks at his player page*  He’s another weak velocity guy. This conspiracy theory of mine really seems to be holding some water. No hitters see 88 MPH fastballs so it confuses them. Young throws complete junk like an angry Fred Sanford, but he’s obviously finding success.  Do I trust him?  Let’s say he was available in my NL-Only league as of yesterday. (I put in a bid, because eff it.)

Brandon Woodruff – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.53.  Some days I feel like Woodruff is my only good pitcher.  Those days are every time Woodruff pitches.

Lorenzo Cain – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer.  “Listen, do you want to pay to ship him home or just put a bunch of stamps on his head–Wait a second!  Lorenzo Cain moved? I don’t believe it!”

Christian Yelich – 1-for-3, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and a (grand) slam (33) and legs (23), hitting .332. He’s on pace for the stat line:  I/think/he/owns/himself/in/fantasy.

Keston Hiura – 3-for-3, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .317. He’s hitting near-.600 in the last week and has multiple hits in four of his last five games and hip hip Hiura!

Ronald Acuna Jr. – 1-for-4 and two steals (15, 16), hitting .290.  It’s hard to see this right now because Yelich is in the middle of a historic season, but in 2020:  Tildaddy or Yelich?  Okay, Yelich, but it’s close eh eff.

Max Fried – Hit the IL with a finger blister.  That’s what Fried gets for not sticking his hand in the urinal when Moises Alou prompted him.  Urine don’t grow on trees, Fried!

Matt Chapman – 3-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 22nd homer, hitting .280.  Then, going back-to-back, Matt Olson (1-for-3) hit his 20th homer.  The dugout after each home run were…*pinkie to mouth* Welcome, Matts.

Omar Narvaez – 3-for-4, and his 15th and 16th homer, hitting .297.  He had 12 homers combined in his career. Life as a juiced baseball shouldn’t be so tough, Inspectah (Upper) Deck.

Robel Garcia – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .348.  Okay, it’s way past time to unleash the hounds and grab him in mixed leagues. Do I think it continues? No, his Ks are absurd, but definitely a hot schmotato if nothing else.

Kyle Schwarber – 1-for-5 and his 21st homer, and third homer in as many games.  Schwarber’s headed for a quiet 35-homer season, if you ignore the screams from Joe Buck’s bedroom.

Jack Flaherty – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.41 vs. Dario Agrazal – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 0 Ks, ERA at 2.45.  Instead of throwback uniforms, they used throwback baseballs.

Matt Carpenter – Hit the IL with a foot contusion. Honestly, I thought he was on the IL for something else. My Matt Carpenter preseason overrated post seems like it might’ve been kinda money.  As money as my Jose Ramirez overrated, Noah Syndergaard overrated and Vlad Jr. overrated posts? Hard to say. You decide.

Austin Meadows – 1-for-4 and his 14th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. Said to Buy him about fifteen times in the last week (maybe three times).

Aaron Judge – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .304.  Back-to-back recent Buys with Meadows and Judge.

DJ LeMahieu – 1-for-4 and his 13th homer, hitting .331.  Well, if I’m going to point out that I called Austin Meadows and Judge as a buy, I have to point out that I said to sell LeMahieu. I stand by both.  Though, I’m actually laying in a tub of ice.

Didi Gregorius – 1-for-3, 4 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .255. Didi has the most grand slams of any shortstop since 2017. The Ghost of Lou Gehrig just dabbed.

Edwin Encarnacion – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 28th homer, hitting .225. The Edwin’s parrot says, “Polly want a Cracker Jack.”  It’s a baseball parrot, dur.

Byron Buxton – Hit the IL with concussion symptoms. Why do I get the “You’re playing too hard for your own good” vibe from Buxton?  Yo, Byron, stop diving for balls, you’re gonna end up like Brett Lawrie.

Michael Pineda – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.38.  His ERA is around 3.00 since the beginning of June.  Oddly enough, I dropped him around May 31st.

Eddie Rosario – 2-for-4, 1 run as he was activated from the IL. Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “I simply said to Karen a Yo Momma joke, but if we’re going to be sensitive then, ‘Your maternal guardian is so dumb and freaky she thinks 23 and Me is the title of her sex tape.” Better?”

Steven Matz – 4 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 4.87. He was on a strict pitch count because, apparently, being out of the rotation for one whole week means he needs to get stretched out.

Mike Yastrzemski – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games, and 2nd homer on my team. How did I know to pick him up, you ask softly with a sad smile.  Dude, he’s in Coors.

Will Smith – 1 IP, 3 ER and the blown save, ERA at 2.75. Then, stepping up his game, Wade Davis came in for 1/3 IP, 3 ER, upping his ERA to 6.04. There aren’t closers this year as much as eventually there’s a 9th inning and a game ends some point after.

Corey Kluber – Will throw a bullpen session today.  Sell!  Seriously…Sell! He’ll be lucky to throw 30 IP this year.

Oscar Mercado – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and a slam (7) and legs (8) and his 2nd straight game with a slam & legs, with Monday’s being a double slam. You can try to find a hotter hitter right now, but, rather than that, why not just lean in and go with Mercado?

Zach Plesac – 3 IP, 0 ER, zero hits, ERA at 3.56, but this great start was interrupted by rain. We have SerendiPPDy for when you’re fortunate that rain washes away a disaster start, but we don’t have a term for when your pitcher is throwing well and rain robs him.  Please suggest a term in the comments. Thanks!

Jordan Yamamoto – 5 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 1.59. Mentioned this about five zillion times (maybe four times, but at least once already in this post with Alex Young) when Yamamoto was first called up:  pitchers who don’t throw fast have an advantage because hitters are not used to seeing junk. Yamamoto is a major junk thrower.

Brian Anderson – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 13th homer, hitting .248. He leads the Marlins in homers. Wait until they hear about the juiced ball.

Garrett Cooper – 2-for-3, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer, and his 4th homer in the last five games, hitting .315.  Wonder why I keep saying he could be as good as Goldschmidt? Watch Cooper swing a bat.

Logan Allen – 2 1/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 7.08.  “German Marquez didn’t do me right, but I have Logan Allen facing the Marlins on Tuesday,” which is what I said right before going mad.

Franmil Reyes – Was a late scratch yesterday, but hit a pinch hit bomb (26th homer).  There was talk about a Hug Watch because Franmil might be traded.  I have one thing to say, hugs are way too touchy-feely in today’s climate. A Flab Grab watch?  Ripeness Check watch?  Torso Touchies watch?  Human Slap Bracelet watch? Or use a baseball term – Getting To Second Base watch? A Human Watch Around Your Belly watch? A Failed Chokehold watch?  A Flesh Rope watch?  An Italian Entrance watch?  Friendzoned Watch?  Arm Lasso watch?  #BanTheHug

407 Comments
Newest
Oldest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
William Hung
William Hung
2 years ago

Apparently Yordan’s knee is still bothering him, which means I currently have 2 D2D OFs with Dahl also hurt. Should I make a move on Ramon Laureano? Looks like your preseason fave is doing his 5 tool thing lately. My OF is Betts, Benintendi, Dahl, and Yordan. I think I’m going to have to make a tough cut with the injuries piling up.

Current team is:
C- Vazquez
1B- Bellinger
2B- Lourdes
3B- Kingery
SS- Lindor
OF- Betts, Dahl, Benintendi
UTIL- Story
B- Mondesi, Yordan
DL- Contreras

David
David
2 years ago

H2H, 14 team league, OBP replaces AVG. Which 3 do you keep: Judge as a 5th rounder, Mondesi as a 10th, Alonso 16th or Vlad jr as a 20th? Thanks

Let’s Play Two
Let’s Play Two
2 years ago

What do you project Laureano’s line to be ROS?

Let’s Play Two
Let’s Play Two
Reply to  Let’s Play Two
2 years ago

Was offered Laureano and Yanks DJ for Josh Bell OR Hoskins and Liam.

Let’s Play Two
Let’s Play Two
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

I agree.

I was going to counter with just Liam for DJ. I could use a bump in my overall batting average and a .330 hitter in a great lineup that can score runs and drive in runs sounds like a good deal.

Do you like this move?

herschel
herschel
2 years ago

@Grey: sagnof speculating. who from here finishes with most saves ros. strickland, dyson, bummer, stammen or workman?

thanks!

i don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome
i don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome
2 years ago

good thing i only own darvish in dynasties too deep to drop him eh. was about to trade him or archer in one 20 team dynasty right the day skaggs died. that’s was a rare sudden ending on trade negotiations having gone immediately from 6 to 5 healthy (also alive) SP. trying to remember how many leagues i owned jo-fer and/or o.taveras in. i think only one each. skaggs in a few, but obviously jo-fer by far the worst (for fantasy owners) with that. with humans always looking for correlations/causations it appears the better the player the more gruesome the death here. i guess if trout dies while useful it’ll have to be from juggling grenades or that toxic booze from street trash’ll get him (bonus points if anybody remembers that movie, which is awesome from the late 80’s)

aardvark
aardvark
2 years ago

Traded Jon Gray for josh Hader before today’s games. Love when things work out. Happens sometimes

Sinkhole Demayo
Sinkhole Demayo
2 years ago

good thing i didn’t keep saul goodman (jimmy mcgill) in that 30 teamer like i had months ago.

Sinkhole Demayo
Sinkhole Demayo
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

wait, all those runs were unearned, well the whip is still bad.

Cohen
Cohen
2 years ago

Grey, please rank these pitchers top 3?
Yu, Sonny,Paddack,Flaherty,Caleb

i don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome
i don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

holy crap, if march me would’ve been told that i’m HAPPY to hear that darvish is now being ranked ahead of c.smith and s.gray AND i’m somewhat surprised and glad to see it i’d have been floored, completely. flaherty and paddack being over him i’d be not one bit surprised about then or now of course.

Box
Box
2 years ago

SAGNOF, Kennedy or CMart

Yu
Yu
2 years ago

Pick two and rank them

Didi
Profar
Marwin
Newman

For An Armenianless Vacation Come To Akron
For An Armenianless Vacation Come To Akron
2 years ago

lost mondesi in 12 team h2h 5×5. hopefully not chapman too. who’s my 2B add?
C jansen
1B rizzo
2B
SS story
3B chapman
OF (3) meadows, acuna, conforto
util (2) otani, alonso
BN e.rosario
DL mondesi
options: odor, robel, brosseau, NEWMAN!, schoop (also lesser injury), schoop a doop

For An Armenianless Vacation Come To Akron
For An Armenianless Vacation Come To Akron
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

hmm, surprised i didn’t notice that he’s only started 2 out of last 5. i probably wouldn’t have listed him if i knew that before now.

For An Armenianless Vacation Come To Akron
For An Armenianless Vacation Come To Akron

listed schoop twice, also some dude named marwin and galvis.

For An Armenianless Vacation Come To Akron
For An Armenianless Vacation Come To Akron
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

NEWMAN!

Steve
Steve
2 years ago

Meadows or Hiura? 10T h2h redraft 5×5 – UTIL

Thanks

Let's Play Two
Let's Play Two
2 years ago

Hiura or Mercado for cross category production to replace Mondesi? I like Hiura and the Milwaukee lineup and his position in the lineup.

Bat Flip
Bat Flip
2 years ago

I looked up Mondesi’s injury and recovery time:

You can stop wearing the sling after a few days, but it takes about 12 to 16 weeks to completely recover from a dislocated shoulder. You’ll usually be able to resume most activities within two weeks, but should avoid heavy lifting and sports involving shoulder movements for between six weeks and three months.

So he’ll end up being back around September or 2020. Fun while it lasted. Bummed to think how many SB he would have have if he didn’t miss time with the groin injury and now this.

Bat Flip
Bat Flip
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Sure does.

Even if he came back early I can’t imagine him sliding head first taking a bag risking further injury to the shoulder.

Mats
Mats
2 years ago

In a pinch, would you consider Profar as a Mondesi replacement?

Bd
Bd
2 years ago

Based on the initial diagnosis, do you think we see Mondesi again this year?

normgi
normgi
2 years ago

Need a hitter to replace Mondesi (position not significant). Choices are Braun; Castellanos; Kingery.

Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
2 years ago

Catcher question…SORRY!

14-team 2-Catcher OBP league. Ugh.

I have Garver and Sisco.

Available guys: Tony Wolters, Kyle Farmer (has C elig now), Casali, Flowers, Barnes, Iannetta, Vogt, K.Smith, and Herrmann.

Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Got it. Thanks.

lwomack58
lwomack58
2 years ago

O’Neill or Mercado for best over all production can use both steals and homers.

Thank you

Prospect Gold
Prospect Gold
2 years ago

Yo G

Whats your take on I Happ for dynasty?

Worth holding on to or cut bait for a top 50 prospect thats available on WW?

Thanks G

Curious George
Curious George
2 years ago

How much should we buy into these last two starts from darvish? 6ip 0bb and 7k today – stuff has always been legit. Is he a buy? Or still a watch on the wire?

Big Daddy Jeats
Big Daddy Jeats
Reply to  Curious George
2 years ago

buy if he’s available

Curious George
Curious George
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

THis is what I was hoping you would say… back when I drafted him in March! Such a promising spring training had me dreaming. Hoping it’s for real this time

Trickrey
Trickrey
2 years ago

Neris is really starting to bust my balls. Are you holding in a SV+H league or swap out for one of Diego Castillo, Tony watson, Sam dyson, Adam Morgan

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
2 years ago

Grey,

Would you do this trade

I give up Wade Davis ($34), Jordan Yamamoto ($5) and a minor leaguer
I get: Yuli Gurriel ($30) and minor leaguer Luis Robert

THen swing the deal to get the closer greene from Det by giving up (Aaron Hicks and Chris Martin)

What do you think on both?

Metalgod
Metalgod
2 years ago

Thanks for Mondesi this year Grey! Could you rank these replacements please? Kike, Newman and dannys antana.
Have a great night and thank you!

Metalgod
Metalgod
Reply to  Metalgod
2 years ago

Robel Garcia out there too!

Robert
Robert
2 years ago

What are the chances Luis Robert gets the call to replace Eloy?

William Hung
William Hung
2 years ago

FML – 3rd straight day with another player getting hurt… First Contreras, then Mondesi, and now Dahl

Fantasy Gods smiting me right now

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Fouled a ball off his foot in the first inning and then got taken out… naturally they are saying D2D – i was hoping to have him against the Yankees in that band box of a stadium, especially for lefties

Ben W
Ben W
2 years ago

Shane Bieber or Sterling Marte?

Game Of Throws
Game Of Throws
2 years ago

Who should I replace Mondesi with? Kingery, Yuli Guriel, or Hiura?

Thanks!

Joakim Dead
Joakim Dead
Reply to  Game Of Throws
2 years ago

Hiura

Joakim Dead
Joakim Dead
2 years ago

Weird word of the day. Subloxation for Mondesi. That does not sound like a season ender to me…but what do I know?

Bun
Bun
Reply to  Joakim Dead
2 years ago

Partial dislocation. Team said there’s no timetable

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Bun
2 years ago

Dammit!!!! Guess I gotta hold then

Crime Dog
Crime Dog
2 years ago

Dr. Jesse Morse on Twitter says Eloy’s ulnar nerve contusion should be a 2-3 week thing (sigh of relief). I want to say this guy is credible too but could be wrong.

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
2 years ago

10 team OBP H2H limited season moves

C R Perez
1B Votto
2B Moustakas
3B Chapman
CI Olson
MI Polanco
OF JD Martinez
OF Puig
OF K Davis
UTL Loreano
UTL Vogelbach
DL E Jiminez

Between Pollock, Robles, Kingery, Senzel, F Reyes, Scooter, Cooper, and N Lowe, you said to pick up Pollock or Cooper. However, given the context of my line up, would it be better to pick up a more versatile bench bat, possibly one that qualifies at MI ( Polanco has been pretty cold lately), rather the best overall bat? Does this change your choice?

Thanks so much!

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Yes, Kingery, Senzel and Scooter all do, between those 3…Kingery?

BigBun
BigBun
2 years ago

A guy in my 12-team R/HR/RBI/SB/AVG/OBP/SLG league is selling Chapman (on a contract thru 2020). I really like Chapman but I already have 3 A’s in my starting lineup and I don’t know if it’d actually make my team better. Grandal, Alonso, Whit, Machado, Segura, KDavis, Laureano, S Marte, Matt Olson and a bench of Yandy, H Dozier and Inciarte. Would giving up Laureano (signable thru 2023) plus picks/prospects or Segura (contract thru 2021) be making my team worse? Looking to compete the next two years and would likely not be resigning KDavis after this year. Thanks!

BigBun
BigBun
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

My bad, basically asking if it makes sense for my team as constructed to trade for 2 years of Matt Chapman for either:
Laureano + Diaz/Dozier + draft pick or
Segura (thru 2021)

Worried about speed mostly

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
2 years ago

What’s good Grey? I’m in 2nd place in my 12-team keeper league and need to probably acquire some pitching. An owner is after Ohtani and offered me Greinke, Paddack, and Voit for him. I know Paddack is going to have his innings limited, but he could easily be flipped in the off-season. Gotta do it right?

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Slimcompoop
2 years ago

It’s a K/9 league so Greinke doesn’t help a ton in that category, but in being such a crazy year for pitchers, his ERA and WHIP are worth it in my opinion.

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

He’s asking for a pick back if Voit is included (I currently have Chavis). Would you still do Ohtani FOR Greinke and Paddack in a keeper league?

callmeeljefe
callmeeljefe
2 years ago

Roberto Perez worthwhile at all rest of season?
Molina replacement as Alfaro seems to be sitting often.
Waiver wire moves limited, in a H2H points league.

Thanks

BigEasy
BigEasy
2 years ago

Dynasty League: Currently in first for the second straight year, but could use more speed.

Guy in last has T. Turner and Tatis Jr. From the list below, who would you feel comfortable trading?

Schwarber, Castellanos, Dahl, Mazara, Tucker.

Should I try to package one of these guys with Alex Reyes to see if he’s willing to rebuild. Always hesitant to trade. Please help!

Thanks!

LG Baseball
LG Baseball
2 years ago

Great write up Grey!

Which side do you like for each trade in a keeper league?:

1) Benintendi and L. Urias for Hiura and Hader

2) Benintendi for K. Bryant

3) Story, Benintendi and L. Urias for Devers, Hiura and Mondesi

Thanks,
LG

Hankg
Hankg
2 years ago

Better bench bat- Laureano or Soler? Can use help in all categories (which includes OPS). Thanks

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
2 years ago

Grey,

I just got a trade offer. Would you make this trade:

I give up: Aaron Hicks ($16), and either Yusmeiro Petit ($5) or Chris Martin ($5)
I get Shane Greene ($21)

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
2 years ago

Hi Grey,
I can relate with the Logan Allen dealio. So frustrating!! How about Pomz’s outing as well? WTF!!??

A) It’s “Backwards Week” in my H2H match this week. I am playing literally the worst offense in NL-Only at this current moment, but I’m getting smoked.

His Offense is:
INF – Posey, Cano, Albies, Crawford, Longoria/Sandoval, J. Lamb,
OF – B. Anderson, Joc, Fowler, Bader
UTIL – Dickerson

Vs. My Roster:

INF – Wolters, Rizzo, Caesar, Rendon, Escobar, Hampson
OF – Acuña, Hoskins, Harper, Slater
UTIL – R. Garcia
B – Dickerson

He’s beating me in Runs (+8), HRs (+7), RBI (+11), and OBP (+.040). This is so effing frustrating, as the 1st place team (stacked offense with better pitching) plays this same team next week. At least I have 5 days for my offense to go off, and he’s leaving Coors.

On top of this, the team I’m playing has Maeda @BOS, and Sonny @COL who both have great outings, and Liriano picks up a W with C-Marts blown save.

I would like to do a quick team check to see if you’d recommend any moves.

NL-Only, 10-TM, H2H, 5×5 (OBP) – $280 Auction (Keep 5)

CA Wolters
1B Rizzo
2B Hernandez
3B Rendon
SS Escobar
IF Hampson
OF Acuña Juña
OF Harper
OF Hoskins
OF Slater
UT Robel Garcia
B A. Dickerson
B Inciarte
SP Ryu, Corbin, Musrove, Eflin, Mikolas, Richards, Stripling
RP Yates, Kimbrel, Jackson
IL Wood

B) Would you pick up Caratini for A. Dickerson short-term while Contreras is on the IL? SF goes back home and faces Thor, deGrom, and ?Crap?. I don’t want to drop Wolters since he’ll get picked up, unless you’d rather go long-term with Barnes, Suzuki, Gomes, McCann, or Vogt. Of course, the Dodgers could just call up The Fresh Prince and give him 4-5 starts a week, and I’d get him.

C) Which (if any) of Muñoz, B.Miller(If Franco misses time with groin injury), Hasley, Puello, or Edman do you like best over A. Dickerson? My team needs speed probably more than power right now, but I also need guys that play regularly.

Thanks!!

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Yeah, Hampson sucks. I guess I’m not going to keep him, so why bother having him eat up a spot. It’s too bad I held onto him so long. Watch me drop him and he gets regular PT with injuries, and goes off.

Today, Darvish is already pitching a gem, and Sonny looks good as well besides the two solo bombs. Last time I beat this same team 9-0, and he had Hamels and Ozuna. I was w/o Hoskins, Corbin, and Kimbrel. H2H is a weird beast.

Thanks!!

Mass
Mass
2 years ago

Upton or Didi in a points league

Jean Genie
Jean Genie
2 years ago

Hi Grey. Thanks for the time. My Lucchesi for Yandy where I need to fill some holes in my offense?

Jean Genie
Jean Genie
Reply to  Jean Genie
2 years ago

Context: 20 tm std roto dynasty. Not competitive for this season.

Fogimon
Fogimon
2 years ago

1. Going to try and swap my German Marquez for his Edwin Diaz. Hope it works!

2. I notice you didn’t rank Puig in your Top 100 for the 2nd half. What is the feeling on Puig going forward? I could use a boost in the arm offensively and he is contributing in 5 cats right now. Possible offering;
My Yamamoto ($1) & Nolan Gorman ($0) for his Puig ($33) keeper league.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
2 years ago

Lynn’s line was completely unfair. He gave up 4 flares which either scored runs or came around to score. Total babipping.

I’ll be very interested to see if Darvish can keep his limited recent success going today. He looked like vintage Darvish last time out.

Kong
Kong
2 years ago

Looking to add some replacements for Mondesi and Eloy. Might have to drop one closer in order to do so. Which one goes? Note: not mentioned are my other 2 closers of Doolittle and Robles. They’re doing well so I’m not considering dropping them. Also I figured I don’t need 5 closers even in a Head to Head points league.

Kennedy
Diaz
CMart

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
2 years ago

Chavis or McNeil?

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
2 years ago

10 team OBP H2H

Need a replacement for Eloy…

Pollock, Robles, Kingery, Senzel, F Reyes, Scooter, Cooper, N Lowe

Thanks!

Tyler
Tyler
2 years ago

In a 12 team, 18 player keeper league. Have a couple of proposals that I thought I’d get your advise on.

Scoring:
Offense: H, R, RBI, HR, SB, BB, K, AVG, OPS
Pitching: W, L, SV, ER, BB, K, ERA, WHIP, QS

I’ve currently got Kevin Newman and Jonathan villar.

Would you move Kevin Newman for adley Rutschman? And would you move Jonathan villar for Nate Lowe?

Thanks in advance Grey!

Coolwhip
2 years ago

Hiura has been carrying my team since the allstar break, on a roster that includes Trout, Baez, Muncy, Gallo, Ohtani, Stanton DL, etc… just as i planned it. #bigbrains

Motown_Magic
Motown_Magic
2 years ago

Grey,

Appreciate the writeups as always. Trade question for you.
10 team roto, Marquez just tanked any recent ERA ground i’ve been making.
My eligible 1st baseman are Bellinger, Pete Beef, Bell, Hoskins.

#1 in all hitting categories except steals.
Bottom 5 in ERA, Whip, QS, and slightly above average in K’s.

SPs: Clev, Ryu, Stras, Berrios, Marquez, Gallen, Lucchesi.

I was offered Bauer (has he figured it out?) For Josh Bell (might be time to sell), and Zac Gallen (hate to hop off the wagon already..)..

Pull the trigger or hold? Feel like Bauer is the best SP I can do for either Bell/Alonso

Scuffy McGee
Scuffy McGee
2 years ago

In an 11 tm keeper roto, which two would you want? Yuli G., H Dozier, Voit or G Cooper going forward? I’ll tell you I have Voit and Yuli right now and the other two are FAs.

Scuffy McGee
Scuffy McGee
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Thank you, sir.

Keeks
Keeks
2 years ago

Premature Precipitation!

Sam
Sam
2 years ago

SAfe to drop glasnow? It seems like Tallion is on his way back?

toolshed
toolshed
2 years ago

Shaw has finally started to look like the player you thought he was in the minors over the last week. Tearing up AAA. Would you stash him over tucker if you had one NA spot? Hiura shouldn’t be going anywhere but I thought that before. Thames and Aguilera though, not so sure about. Tucker seems like the only way he gets to play via trade. Not sure if the Astros move him unless they get an asset that is controllable for at least another year and not simply a rental. Thanks

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  toolshed
2 years ago

Sorry I didnt see your response to this question and you jumped to ones below it. What do you think a out shaw over tucker as a stash?

red
red
2 years ago

hey grey,
5×5 roto redraft league, for ROS,
1. 1b, drop hoskins for m. olson?
2. 2b, drop moncada for hiura?

thx

Crime Dog
Crime Dog
2 years ago

Morning Grey. Do you think it’s likely the Dodgers give Beuhler a healthy IL stint sometime in August? It seems to me like it’d be in their best interest being 14 games up in the west.

WP
WP
2 years ago

Love your daily articles, thank you! Trade question.. 12 team h2h dynasty. Both teams are very good. He really wants Acuna, but im obviously hesitant to deal him. He offered Betts/Casey Mize/Edwin Diaz (or Brad Hand). Would you accept this? If not, would you accept if he added Hiura?

Jimmy Jack James
Jimmy Jack James
2 years ago

Put any stock into Margot’s recent improved play or would you stick with Mercado ROS?

Mex
Mex
2 years ago

14 team, mixed, roto…battling for 1st…could use an arm…

his bumgarner and G. Cooper(or Brandon Lowe) for one of domngo/muncy/E. escobar/laureano.

is it close?

is cooper(and lowe) gonna get full time AB’s the rest of the season?

Mex
Mex
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

lowe or cooper ROS?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
2 years ago

9 weeks left this season. What does “dislocated left shoulder” mean in terms of when he returns to a KC team with no 2019 future? If accurate and DL slots valuable, should he be dropped?

Giankkkkkarlo
Giankkkkkarlo
2 years ago

Just traded Josh Bell for deGrom. Wonder if I should flip Harper for Bregman? *Thinking emoji*

Also own Mondesi, Fried, Wheeler, Eloy and Tim Anderson hahahaha *crying emoji*

Also also, got scoffed at for offering Conforto, Eloy(pre IL) or Dahl for Snell….. am I really that off or should he have spit in my face?

Also also also, love your work man!

big league choo
big league choo
2 years ago

Pederson or Thames

5×5 dynasty obp

RICE
RICE
2 years ago

Please rank:

Laureano, Mercado, and Kingery

pizza5788
2 years ago

Please rank Ed Rod Lucchesi Fiers Pineda

Jesse
Jesse
2 years ago

Mercado or Lowe as a bench bat?

My worry is that Rays can’t find AB’s for Lowe.

Is Cease worth holding, or is he the 1st drop on the following list — My other pitchers are Cease, Lucchesi, Bieber, Strasburg, Bauer, Corbin, Ray, Lamet, Gallen, McKay, Marquez, (Salazar and Glasnow on the DL).

Thanks!

Jesse LIBROT
Jesse LIBROT
Reply to  Jesse
2 years ago

Oh, and Hunter Dozier was just dropped. Would he be the pickup ahead of Mercado/Lowe? Hard to say who has more upside, though I do like Mercado’s steals.

Thanks!

Lindorphins
Lindorphins
2 years ago

Do you expect anything from Rich Hill this year? I’ve been stashing him on my IL but might have to cut him with Eloy and Mondesi going down (we only have two IL slots and I also already have Stanton there (FMIL)).

Lindorphins
Lindorphins
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Thanks.

Some good suggestions above for the glossary. Would add “wet nightmare” to the list.

Jimmy Jack James
Jimmy Jack James
2 years ago

In a roto keeper and just lost Eloy – would you move Pablo Lopez (23rd round reference) for Mercado to help for this year? Thanks!

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
2 years ago

Grey,

Stream Ponce DeLeon for a start today against the Pirates or leave him alone? I need the Ks and a W but I’m in pretty good shape with the ratio categories.

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Thanks G!

pinkman
pinkman
2 years ago

Trade Paddack for Lester in a 10-tm H2H redraft league? I’m afraid of not having Paddack when I need him come playoff time due to IP limit.

pinkman
pinkman
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Thanks. Does anyone come to mind that you’ve seen traded for Paddack that might be an upgrade over Lester?

William Hung
William Hung
2 years ago

Adalberto thinks he dislocated his shoulder – how long is the typical recovery time for such an injury? I’m OK with his replacement with Lourdes Jr. – but thinking about switching to Hiura… should I do it? Standard 5 cats with OBP and Ks

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

This has been a terrible week for me. I’m looking at 3rd place after this week ends barring some kind of miracle pitching fortune, and then next week I’m facing the “best” team in the league. Trade deadline can’t come soon enough for me to try to snipe some new RPs to chase SVs… I don’t get how Neris is alternating good and bad performances. He’ll blow a save one night then follow it up by striking out the side next time.

Laguna BobbyI
Laguna BobbyI
2 years ago

Hey Grey, would you stream either (or both) of these guys in a shallow 10-teamer where you are not chasing wins or Ks, but have a very thin staff and just looking for solid/good starts (not sure if that made any sense!)? Or, avoid the headache?
– Darvish vs CIN (SON $10.5)
– Ed Rod vs TOR (SON $8.5)

toolshed
toolshed
2 years ago

I lost mondesi last night and then see that schoop also left the game grabbing his side. Sounds like an oblique. Deeper obp eague. who do I add to cover 2b out of arreaz (playing for schoop today), s Castro, rengfino, Kipnis? As I said, deeper league not many options available. Thanks

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Yeah I know. I drafted kingery in this league at the beginning of the year. That qualifies as deep. It is a shame he qualifies everywhere else except his natural position that he played in the minors

Big Daddy Jeats
Big Daddy Jeats
2 years ago

Having FOMO now about dishing Hiura in my trade for Lindor along with Buehler. Tell me everything will be okay, Grey our Lord of Razzball :'(

Big Daddy Jeats
Big Daddy Jeats
Reply to  Big Daddy Jeats
2 years ago

Also, Joc or Pollock for the string of righties the next week and half for LAD? Both are fuego

Big Daddy Jeats
Big Daddy Jeats
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

HAHA!!

Big Daddy Jeats
Big Daddy Jeats
Reply to  Big Daddy Jeats
2 years ago

And after reading it that was confusing….traded for Lindo, gave Hiura Buehler H. Dozier

Herschel
Herschel
2 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft. Got two trade offers this morning. Need starting pitching help. Which do you prefer (or neither)?

Kimbrel for Price

Or

TreaT/Kimbrel/H Dozier for Pete Alonzo/Woodruff (I have about a 10+ lead in sbs)

Thanks!

Herschel
Herschel
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

@Grey: was leaning Alonzo/Woodruff Trade because Trea is my DH and I think I can take the hit in sbs. Also, like being able to slot Woodruff in at RP. Only concern is I have read some post hr derby slump for Alonzo. You buy into that or nah?

3mango
3mango
2 years ago

With Adalberto Mondesi out..need HUGE (SAGNOF!!) SB replacement on waiver with excellent playing time. 10 team roto. Player Rater (<80 owned) suggests Hamilton or Peraza–essh to borh! Other Suggestions? or one of those?

3mango
3mango
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Thanks!

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

Hey Grey – really interesting tidbit on Muncy! What do you think of the below trade in a 12 team keep forever?

I give my $16 JDM ($19 next year).

I get $10 Muncy and $24 Freeman (+$3 next year).

In particularly, I could use HR and RBI, especially if I don’t lose too much AVG to do so.

John Moore
John Moore
2 years ago

Great work, as always! I just wanted to point out a typo – you’ve got Flaherty with 0 K’s last night but he actually had 8. I know because I have him on my deep league 10 keeper and welcomed all 8 of them.