“As Bryce Harper passed home plate after his 2nd home run of the three he hit yesterday, Ian Desmond lifted Harper’s helmet and with a flick of the head, Harper’s hair fell back in place.  If you get a base hit, you have to stand on base and the helmet weighs down your hair.  That’s why Harper uses the home run.”  This message was brought to you by Aqua Net.  What?  It’s better than the same stupid Major League Baseball highlights over and over again on MLB TV — we get it, Bo Jackson threw out a runner!  Get a new highlight!  It’s also better than a Hanz and Franz commercial — talk about a sad commentary on baseball fans’ demographic.  “Hey, Bill, we have a commercial that appeals to 35 to 60-year-old white males.  Any ideas where we should place it?”   So, Harper hit three monster-sized badonkadonks like a night out as Gabourey Sidibe’s pants and I told you to draft Harper before just about every fantasy baseball ‘pert, so you’re welcome.  Don’t mention it.  No, no, it’s okay.  Okay, fine, you can hug me.  Stop trying to touch my mustache!  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Stephen Strasburg – Played catch yesterday.  Sounds like good news after he left Tuesday’s game with his shoulder out of alignment.  Yay, a victory for chiropractors everywhere!  Now only acupuncturists, massage therapists and tongue examiners stand between you and real doctors.  (By the by, I’ve had stomach pain for a few weeks and every morning I’ve been taking pictures of my tongue to have it examined by a Chinese holistic healer.  Most of the time, I have no idea what Sheila Shen says, but she seems to think I need more charcoal in my diet.  I’m now chewing on briquettes.  And they say people in LA are fruitcakes.  Pfft!)

Max Scherzer – 7 IP, 5 ER, 10 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.11.  Likely didn’t need to bat in the bottom of the 7th when he had 100+ pitches, and come back to record no outs in the eighth while giving up a three-run homer to Giancarlo.  Anyone that’s watched any modicum of baseball probably could’ve told you that was going to happen.  Cut to:  Matt Williams picking his nose.

Denard Span – 2-for-4, 2 runs.  Both came up in the Twins system, both speedy leadoff hitters, both are black.  Denard and Ben Revere not separated at birth –> same man, two teams.  It’s Denard Revere!  It’s Ben Span!  It’s Benard Spavere!

Dee Gordon – 3-for-5, 1 run, hitting .430.  Okay, just guessing without looking:  his BABIP is .578?  Okay, looking now.  Hmm, not that close, it’s at .485.  If only they were able to teach BABIP to Willie Mays Hayes.

Michael Morse – Has been benched the last few days for Justin Bour (2-for-4, 1 run, hitting .500).  Dot, dot, dash, Morse is sending an SOS!  If the measure passes on the 2015 ballot in Miami to pay for released hitters’ salaries, we could see another one in Morse.

George Springer – Hit the 7-day DL with a concussion.  So, what does this mean for his owners?  Well, do you believe in God?  Then pray.  You don’t believe in God?  Have you seen Mark Trumbo’s girlfriend?  One word of advice, don’t accidentally Google “Trumbo naked.”  (NSFW, if you work for the House Un-American Activities Committee).  As for Springer, all you can do is hope he does come back in a week or so, and is totally fine.  Concussions have knocked players out for anywhere from a week to a year and a half.

Preston Tucker – Was called up to take over for Springer and is an immediate add in AL-Only leagues due to his power potential (10 HRs, 25 games in Triple-A, hitting .320), but, if you own Springer, you don’t want Tucker to get stuck, er, around in the majors because that will mean Springer’s out.

Carlos Correa – Jon Heyman said, after glancing at Dan Pants for permission to talk, that Correa could be up within a few weeks.  Honestly, I don’t think he’s coming up for a few months, but I could be way off here and I would stash him if I had room.  Why such excitement?  He has 6 homers, 13 steals and a .398 average in 24 games in Double-A.  Zoinks!  Those are insane numbers and he’s only 20 years old.

Carlos Peguero – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and 2 homers, and three homers in two games.  Peguero has light tower power as they say, who they are I’m not entirely sure.  He also swings like he’s in a cartoon, twisting himself into the ground.  This year, he’s struck out 37% of the time and that could easily go north of 40% with more playing time.  He’s in a platoon, but could easily break out of that, since his platoon-mate is Schmolinski.  Would have to be a very deep league, but he could surprise and have a Wily Mo Pena-type breakout (though likely in Japan in two years).

Shin-Soo Choo – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer in the 2nd inning.  From the third inning until about the 8th, it looked like Choo might be coming out of his season-long drought.  Then two more Ks and a ground out happened.  Shin-Soo Boo.

Adrian Beltre – 3-for-5, 2 runs, hitting .236, but up from .194 in the last ten games.  Is it getting stuffy in here?  Maybe because your buy low window is closing.

Colby Lewis – 8 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.61.  Yeah, so you would’ve been better off drafting Colby Lewis instead of Kershaw.  *turns on stove, opens stove, sticks in head, realizes pilot light is out*  A little help!

Ubaldo Jimenez – 4 IP, 3 ER.  Sure glad I held him for four days waiting for this matchup.  Sure am glad.  Where’s that emoji that is committing hari-kari when I need it?

Dilson Herrera – 3-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer.  He’s looked overmatched until this game, but Mike Trout was the dog’s breakfast for three months when he first came up, so we won’t hold a week against Herrera.  No idea where Herrera goes when Wright returns, so I’d take a flyer on Herrera, but not at the expense of anyone good.  Hehe.  Sorry, I had to laugh at the thought of someone good in my MI spot.

Jacob deGrom – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks.  His mullet is atrocious, but when I heard about his inspiration I got a little verklempt.

Derek Norris – Didn’t play yesterday for Austin Hedges (1-for-4, 2 RBIs).  Oh, I see, Padres, now that you have all this fancy offense, you don’t need Norris.  No one likes teams that get cocky, Padres, especially people that own Norris in fantasy.  I’m hoping Norris doesn’t lose playing time, and it was just a day off, because I’m deathly afraid of an avalanche of “drop Norris” questions.

Cory Spangenberg – 3-for-5, 1 run and his 1st steal, as he hit 2nd and played third.  The Padres are doing fine, right?  I mean they have a winning record.  So, can we get Middlebrooks and Norris back in the lineup?  I’m asking for my fantasy team.

Alexi Amarista – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 1st steal, hitting .206.  Amarista also answers to the name “The Ghost of Everth Cabrera.”

Yonder Alonso – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .345, and hitting over .500 in his last three games.  Yonder schmotato, come and get it!

Ian Kennedy – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA down to 5.03.  5.03, Kennedy?  Chap, you gotta quit it!

Justin Upton – 0-for-2, 2 runs and his 5th steal with 4 walks.  Jackie Bradley Jr. called and he wants you to respect his trademark.

Chris Heston – 5 IP, 5 ER.  The Regression Fairies are trying this juice diet, they call their guy friends “sister,” and they will defecate on your pitching ratios.

Brandon Belt – 2-for-3 and is hitting over .300 in the last week, and playing again every day.  Belt still has a long way to go to get back in fantasy owners’ good graces, especially since fantasy owners aren’t really the Belt types to begin with.

Hunter Pence – Nearing rehab.  Look for Josh Hamilton’s car in the parking lot.  That’s the place.

Yasiel Puig – Has yet to run the bases.  Yeah, him and Babe Ruth, get on the field, you Puig!

Joc Pederson – 2-for-4 and two homers, 8 and 9.  We haven’t seen it much thus far, but he also has 30 steals speeddd.  Damn!  I almost wrote that whole sentence correctly with just the drool hanging off my lip.

Joe Wieland – 4 2/3 IP, 6 ER.  I liked Wieland better when he was sticking it to the man with flannel shirts and purple nails.

Wily Peralta – 8 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA down to 3.92.  Yeah, and he’s about as reliable as Courtney Love.

Adam Lind – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer.  I’m still taking money if you want to bet Braun gets more fantasy value this year compared to Lind.

Scooter Gennett – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Instead of high-fiving him, it seems like they should wedgie a man named Scooter.

Jordan Walden – Out for 6 to 10 weeks with a shoulder strain.  Luckily, he doesn’t need surgery.  Not that lucky!  You’re still out!  Please, stop smiling.  You’re creeping me out!

Anthony Rizzo – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer.  HR to the Rizzo!

Jon Lester – 7 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Hopefully this is him turning around his season, even though it wasn’t really that great of a start (3 unearned runs).  Okay, I’m quibbling.  Let’s keep this positive, at least Lester had the sense to make some errors after the ball was hit.  Lowercase yay!

Carlos Rodon – Will make his first start this Saturday.  This doesn’t mean he’ll be in the rotation for good.  He’s sliding into the suspended Samardzija spot (say that fast 117 times!).  I would take a flier on Rodon in all leagues, just in case he does stay in the rotation.  He can be pitch dark.  Shoot, bad use of a thesaurus there.  He can be lights out.

Chris Sale – 5 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 5.93.  There was five walks here too, and 3, 2, 1…Disgraceful list trip?  Now?  How about now?  Gotta happen any second now.  There’s no way he’s healthy pitching like this, unless his mechanics are off.  Either way, he’s not right.

Melky Cabrera – 1-for-3, 4 BRIs and his 1st home run.  I wouldn’t believe it either, if I didn’t see it myself in a box score that said the page was designed by Celky Mabrera.

Victor Martinez – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 1st home run.  Now on pace for 6 homers, which isn’t that far off where I expect he ends up.  Hey, I told you not to draft him and Wainwright and Cano and Holliday.  Okay, Holliday’s got time to look his age, don’t worry.

J.D. Martinez – 0-for-2, 1 run, hitting .226.  Feels like yesterday that everyone wanted J.D. on their team.  Well, not yesterday, cause he was 0-for-4 with 3 Ks on Tuesday.  And not the yesterday yesterday yesterday before that because he was 0-for-4 with 2 Ks on Sunday.

Brett Gardner – Out with a stiff neck.  Must’ve got a Viagra stuck in his throat.

CC Sabathia – 6 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 11 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 5.45.  The old guy in your league still believes in CC, don’t ruin it for him.

Russell Martin – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 7th homer, and third in four games.  In Indonesia, Dwayne Murphy nods, and in Toronto, a tsunami of homers for some random player happens.  Hey, Dwayne, nod again for Saunders!

Chris Colabello – 4-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI and his first steal.  Fun fact!  His name in Italian means “Christ, that’s beautiful soda.”

Devon Travis – 0-for-4.  I guess major league pitchers have figured out to stop throwing him fastballs in every count.

Kevin Pillar – 2-for-4, 1 run, hitting .277.  Saunders is out until Friday after a cortisone shot, but I wouldn’t play Saunders either.  And that’s just being real with you.  Everybody wanna know how close me and Schoop is, and who I’m still cool with.

Coco Crisp – 0-for-4 as he was activated from the DL.  Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “I’m not in the office today, but if it’s important, please ask the operator for Clarabell, and he’ll be able to help you.”

Scott Kazmir – 6 IP, 6 ER.  The Regression Fairies saw PM Dawn in concert, they buy themselves flowers so their place looks ‘lovely,’ and they will stomp on your pitchers.

Kyle Gibson – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners (2 BBs), 1 K, ERA at 2.97.  The Regression Fairies were already at the game, why not stay for the other half of innings?  Too busy at the bath houses?

Eduardo Escobar – 3-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .225.  If you listen really close, you can hear the one AL-Only owner who has Escobar celebrating.

Kennys Vargas – 1-for-1, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  They’re still a hot schmotato.  All Kennys of them.

Justin Verlander – Cleared to begin throwing after his third MRI.  The rule of three, Verlander, you should’ve just took three in quick succession. Dur.

Carlos Perez – 0-for-3 as he started the 2nd game in a row.  He was crazy hot in the minors and Iannetta was hitting .094 so far this year and Scioscia is a self-hating Italian, so I could see taking a flyer on Perez in deeper leagues.

Andrelton Simmons – 3-for-4, 3 runs and his 2nd homer and hitting around .400 in the last ten days, and now in the two hole.  I grabbed Andrelton to replace Cozart when he hurt himself on Sunday (dropping Cozart), because Andrelton is now my new MI crush and I want to have alien babies with him and name them Q-Bert.

Mike Foltynewicz – 5 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners (3 BBs), 7 Ks, ERA at 5.23.  As with most guys who throw fast, Faultynewski can’t control it, which must make for very pleasant at-bats.  Footythebillwitz goes to the Reds next time and I can see anywhere from a 6 IP, 0 ER, 8 Ks start to a 4 IP, 4 ER shellacking.

Jace Peterson – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 2nd steal and hitting near-.400 in the last week and I’ve already told you this week he’s a hot schmotato.  Now try to ignore those tabloid journalism innuendos about Peterson, and grab him.

Ben Revere – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI.  Benard Spavere!

Ryan Howard – 3-for-4 and his 5th homer.  Who would’ve thought he’d age better than Utley?  *looks at Howard struggling to stand up from a couch*  Okay, but that couch is very cushiony.

Marlon Byrd – 2-for-4 and a slam (5) and legs (1).  As I said on Tuesday, I grabbed Byrd in one league because he’s long overdue and finally coming out of his early season slump.  And that’s me paraphrasing me!

Mike Leake – 8 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks.  More like Mike Stopper.  Amiright?!  Oh, man, we had a good laugh.  Now I’m gonna take a nap.  *shoots up, claps hands*  Did you miss me?!  Leake has a 5-something K-rate and I wouldn’t own him outside of very deep leagues.

Brandon Phillips – 3-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .316.  Weird, usually BP doesn’t do good with a Leake.  Hashtag never forget, Gulf Coasters!  Sorry, I just watched a Netflix documentary.

Gerrit Cole – 5 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.27.  I saw Cole’s five innings pitched yesterday and kept refreshing my team page, thinking my team page stopped live updating for some reason.

Jung-ho Kang – 2-for-4, hitting .289 and homered on Sunday.  Might be quietly taking over the shortstop job.  Sure, maybe it’s quietly because he doesn’t speak English, but Jordy Mercer has looked mesoraco all year.

Paul Goldschmidt – 0-for-5 in the 1st game when the Diamondbacks scored 13 runs in Coors.  Ticker tease!  Then in the 2nd game, he went 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and a slam (7) and legs (6).  Au Shizz!  You never disappoint (for a full day).

Aaron Hill – 6-for-9, 4 RBIs and his 2nd homer in the 1st game of the doubleheader, and his 1st steal in the 2nd game of the doubleheader for the Ernie Banks slam and legs.  It’s always fun when other teams go into Coors.  It’s like the It’s A Wonderful Life of baseball.  “Aaron Hill, this is what your life would be like as a Rockies player.”  “I’d be as good as Tulo.”  “Yes.”  “Wow, that’s awe–Ow, why does my hamstring hurt?”

Mark Trumbo – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  I’m still trying to get my head wrapped around Trumbo’s girlfriend.  The head on my shoulders!  Gross!

A.J. Pollock – 3-for-4, 5 runs and his 5th steal.  This is the Diamondback outfielder, not the Braves catcher with a lazy, racist shorthand.

Yasmany Tomas – 3-for-6, 2 runs, 3 RBIs.  He only made one error yesterday — not eating enough before the 1st game.  “We’re playing again?  Already?!”  That’s Yasmany between games of the doubleheader, unwrapping his Quiznos 18-incher.

Ender Inciarte – 4-for-11, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th steal in 1st game.  Me on December 24th:  “You’re a little big to believe in Santa, aren’t you?”  “And a little Jewish, but I have one request.  Can all of my hitters always play at Coors?”

Justin Morneau – 4-for-9, 1 run, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Speaking of concussions (sorta, back with Springer), if Morneau was still playing in Hubert H. Homerfreedome, it would still appear he was concussed.

Drew Stubbs – 1-for-3 and his 2nd homer.  He has two hits this year.  Can you guess what the other hit was?  You’re smart!

Corey Dickerson – 1-for-4, 1 run and didn’t start in game two of the doubleheader due to a flare up his plantar fasciitis.  He looked fairly hobbled in the first game, and I think this is going to be an ongoing issue all year, i.e., uh-oh.

Jake McGee – Expected to pitch on Friday and will likely need a few more appearances after that, so the assumption is he’ll be the closer by mid-May, but assumptions are like elbows, every pitcher has a sore one.

Evan Longoria – 2-for-3, 3 runs and two homers (2, 3).  Longoria is the fantasy baseball groundhog.  It’ll now be six more weeks until we see more production from him.

Alex Colome – 5 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners (0 BBs), 4 Ks in Fenway.  Colome held his own in an unfriendly situation that the Stream-o-Nator absolutely hated.  It doesn’t love Colome’s next start either, but he’s got solid stuff like George Carlin, and I’d own him and do already in some leagues.

Justin Masterson – 4 1/3 IP, 4 ER.  Red Sox fans were disappointed when the official scorer didn’t reward Masterson with a quality start.  Any Red Sox starter that can go against the hard-hitting Rays that has Kiermaier, Forsythe and Loney as their first three hitters must be quality.

Hanley Ramirez – Hopes to be in the lineup in a couple of days.  So lax and free, an exact timetable would just weird Hanley out.  Tie your dreads with some loose string, put your feet up on Pedroia’s head and read some Kerouac.  There’s no rush!

Mookie Betts – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer, and third in two days.  Betts was a top 65 pick this year without a starting job.  Where does he go next year?  Top 20?  10?  Trout or him?  So what Betts is batting .234, I’m building hype here!

Carlos Carrasco – 7 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Pretty ho-hum from Carrasco.  I want, like, 10+ Ks every time.  I’m greedy, y’all!

Brandon Moss – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .241.  Moss says, just pitch him the damn ball!

Kendrys Morales – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  Fun with small sample sizes  — That’s what she said!  Huh? — Kendrys is on pace for 143 RBIs.

Greg Holland – Activated from the DL.  Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “Voice mail box for *beep* is filled.”

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M.J.
M.J.
7 years ago

Do I grab Heyward or Yelich off waivers in 10 team h2h (R, RBI, K, HR, AVG, OPS, SB) over any of my OF’s: Fowler, Souza, Gordon?

Surfer dude
Surfer dude
7 years ago

hi, Rubby or Greene, 12 h2h – thanks

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  Surfer dude
7 years ago

@Surfer dude: greene hasn’t been the answer for any pitching question in quite a while, so rubby.

Mark
Mark
7 years ago

Trade Freeman and Segura for Desmond?

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Mark
7 years ago

@Mark: NO

nightpandas
nightpandas
7 years ago

Cruz for Bruce & Rodon…..keeper

someone pissed in my alphabet soup
someone pissed in my alphabet soup
7 years ago

would you drop Strop for Caminero holds league?

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey

@someone pissed in my alphabet soup: only if strop was losing the 8th inning, which i doubt he is right now.

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
7 years ago

anybody else noticing that there was one person who gained by double rainouts in COL-ARI series, it’s Rubby!

1.deep team league. drop heston for the recently dropped p.hughes?

2.same league, if Rubby has a good start today, keep all of these over him? 30 man roster 12 teamer actually, so there’s no good SP free agency. fiers/paxton/burnett/price/colombe/c.anderson/liriano/a.wood/hammel? Fiers probably too much potential to drop. Of course i thought same thing about hutch, and he’s been really bad for awhile here.

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

@Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: grabbed Rubby dropping Heston already. keep both of Alexi Ram/Dannys (trying to figure if either gets out of funk) or drop any of above SP for Hughes?

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

@Grey: so keep all of fiers/paxton/burnett/price/colombe/c.anderson/liriano/a.wood/hammel/rubby/alexi ram/dannys antana over hughes at this point?

bossmanjunior
bossmanjunior
7 years ago

Is it time to jump ship on DeSclafani?

10 team h2h league with limited moves, so streaming not really an option

Here are my options:

DeSclafani: vATL, vSF, @CLE, vWAS
Leake: vATL, vSF, @CLE, vWAS
Chavez: @SEA, vCHW, @TB, vDET
Burnett: @PHI, @CHC, vNYM, @SD
Porcello: @OAK, @SEA, vLAA, @MIN
Shoemaker: vHOU, @BAL, @BOS, vSD
Anderson: vSD, @PHI, @MIA, @STL

Burnett and Anderson seem to stick out as the best options, which you like best? Thanks!

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
7 years ago

Hands where we can see them, Jete.

zach
zach
7 years ago

Need advice big time here! Dynasty league trade-

Would you cut ties with McCutchen in order to get Betts and Pederson back?

Which side would you prefer just for ROS?

Jerry
Jerry
7 years ago

Grey, what about Hammel or Colome ros? Thanks!

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
7 years ago

Would be kind of neat if, having secured a Hold for me, Wilson came out of the game and the Os took the lead on the next Yankees pitcher and then O’Day got another Hold for me.

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  SteveNZ
7 years ago

@SteveNZ: oh yeah, holds from both teams in same game, that would rock.

Willie, Mickey and the Duke
Willie, Mickey and the Duke
7 years ago

Are the regression faries attacking Archer, is he hurt or is this just the pitcher he is…good one day not so good another?

Ritchie Ritch
Ritchie Ritch
7 years ago

I was offered Wong and Pederson for Rendon in a keep forever, OBP, SLG league. Should I even entertain that?

J-FOH
J-FOH
7 years ago

Have you ever been to Fat Sal’s?

Spammer Jay
Spammer Jay
7 years ago

Kluber Stock Price in a couple of my leagues…

2 weeks ago: “no thanks, I don’t want to trade him”
Last Week *same guy as above: traded for Frazier
Today in another league: traded for Brantley

Hope hes not hiding an injury. The bull-pen being activated in the first Inn kindof scared me.

Dommattingly
Dommattingly
7 years ago

Desclafani or Chavez ROS?

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Dommattingly
7 years ago

@Dommattingly: Órale Chavez!

Dommattingly
Dommattingly
Reply to  J-FOH
7 years ago

@J-FOH: thanks! Also, Grey is all for dropping Melky. Need some SP help, would you drop Melky or JHarrison for Quintana or Eovaldi?

Groovy
7 years ago

I took a flyer in my draft on Joc and that has worked out great, but Puig is coming back and he is somewhat expendable on my team. I need pitching bad, what level pitcher is a decent match for Joc?

Groovy
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: I might take a chance with Kluber, what about Lester?

Andy
Andy
7 years ago

Ok pick 6 sps and who would be 7th
Weekly lineup option to stream
Martinez
Shoemaker
Jimenez
Hammel
Hahn
Fiers
Desclafani
Wood
Peralta
Eovaldi
Miguel Gonzales (bal)
Greene
Chavez
Santiago
Pomeranz
Colome
Frias
Kelly

Thanks

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
7 years ago

madsen just used instead of kelvin. worrying me a bit. some assorted bullpen questions
1. 20 team H2H dynasty with holds/relief appearances/relief wins/K per 9 and double plays induced. Due to many many DL’d people Fien is in active slot (good news apparently on him). If he’s not back soon though, go with which of these: boyer/hagadone/chafin/morin/tonkin/hendricks/jeffress/j.alvarez/salas/delgado/sokolovich or harris at STL/fields/putnam or petricka at WSOX? WSOX guy have been awful and lost jobs to duke/jennings, fields has looked great but has no leverage innings and about 5 guys ahead of him.

2. 12 team h2h with RW/RL/net saves and holds and BB’s. keep Farq over any of tazawa/scribner/duke/caminero/dunn/thornton/ziegler/tolleson/w.smith. with all of these guys around i’m guessing tazawa?

3. 14 team roto with BB’s and holds no ERA in this one. keep kelvin over these: barrett/scribner/c.smith/duke/caminero/martin (ATL)/martin (NYY)

4. 30 man dynasty, drop al al (on a 2 year contract) to grab delabar or hold? delabar would be league min, al al is on nearly twice the min and 2 year deal. I would not have to eat any of the money if i cut Al Al, but of course if he got his shit together he’d probably be worth more.

5. holds, K/BB and K per 9. stick with baez/farq or go with any of these over 1 or both? tolleson/caminero/shaw/jennings/martin(s)?

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

@Grey: interesting harris is the buy in #1. in #4 in case i don’t get delabar go with any of these over al al also, cotts/choate/r.pressly (MIN), pressley’s been good, no leverage though. holds in #4.

Cheese
Cheese
7 years ago

CarGo for Tyson Ross and Hector Rondon

I’m growing sick of CarGo…

hondo
hondo
7 years ago

This batty call of Cory Spangenberg is giving me flashbacks to bad “80’s teen movies.

knighttown
knighttown
7 years ago

ROS in a daily 5×5 12 teamer…

Upton, Cruz, Miggy

ChrisW
ChrisW
7 years ago

Doesn’t Dee Gordon’s improved batted ball profile, low fb%, and high contact rate have at least something to do with his breakout? There are real improvements to his game, and it just gets written off as the high BABIP without saying *why* the BABIP is high. I mean it won’t stay in the stratosphere, but he could have a .350 avg with this kind of plate approach and batted ball profile.

Great White North
Great White North
7 years ago

Ginger or Mary Ann? ROS

Toe Knee Arm Ass
Toe Knee Arm Ass
Reply to  Great White North
7 years ago

@Great White North: Ginger for sex Mary Ann for housework depends on needs.

Turn Two
Turn Two
7 years ago

Need for speed and runs:
Mixed league head to head 5×5…
Who should I go for:
Aoki, Rajai, Pillar, Gose, Pagan.. or Melky(I know no steals, but he’s out there)

Dropping Davis for MLW.

Also need a starter.. time to pick up and stash Fernandez.. or do I pick up Miguel Gonzo or Eovaldi for the time being.

herschel
herschel
7 years ago

@Grey: dont like trading for closers but need one with reed mia and kenley dl’d. my volquez for papelbon?

Cohen
Cohen
7 years ago

Grey, would u trade Vogt for Sale?

Eng
Eng
7 years ago

Grey, Hughes vs Bucholz…who do you prefer moving forwards?

Long Bawls
Long Bawls
7 years ago

I’d call him K-lube, but lube actually makes things easier.

SF
SF
7 years ago

Gotta ask that dreaded catcher question after today. Yasmani over Norris?

agarthered
agarthered
7 years ago

Grey, hoping you can help me out here. Making a bet with two friends, they’re both anti heyward (whereas I own him), what would you project his stats to be for ROS?

Smell The Glove
Smell The Glove
7 years ago

OK, I give up!

Who the hell is Mark Trumbo’s girlfriend?!!!

I have been checking online for the last hour (on my smartphone, not work computer, I will heed Grey’s NSFW warning) and I can’t find ANYTHING!

There is one thing about a girlfriend name Francessca Del Caprio that is a model of some sort but it also said that he was dating her years ago even while in High School so if it’s that long don’t know why now Grey would go all crazy over it.

Looking to ANYONE for help here.

Also, worth still holding onto T. Wats… sorry Tony Watson or is there another closer in waiting that I should possibly go for if available? Needed saves badly and made a trade for Miguel Castro that between the time the person accepted and the trade cleared he shat the bed 3 times in a row and lost his job only days later to be demoted. Winner trade on my end.

Matt
Matt
7 years ago

Have plenty of pitching and looking to move some because of my league’s IP cap. Got offered Reddick for Samardzija, thoughts?

Matt
Matt
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: What if expand it to Bauer and Samardzija for Reddick and Casilla? Again, I’m looking to unload SP and need saves and OF depth. Is that 2 for 2 even worse?

Joeg414
Joeg414
7 years ago

Cron on the bench again and not hitting . “Hope is a good thing ”

Cut for Y. Alonso ?

someone pissed in my alphabet soup
someone pissed in my alphabet soup
7 years ago

cashner was dropped, like him more than smyly or alex wood ros?

goodfold2
goodfold2
7 years ago

nelson or any of these in dynasty. happ/colome/heston. recently dropped heston for chavez due to yesterday heston.

Tom
Tom
7 years ago

You said in comments that you think Sale’s issues might be mechanical, but I’m worried. I don’t have him but I was thinking about proposing the following trade to someone who loves MadBum & Reddick (No, I don’t think it’s sexual). Is this a win for me?

Bumgarner & Reddick for his Sale & Robertson

Jerry
Jerry
7 years ago

Hey Grey, drop Burnett for Colome?

HighHeat
HighHeat
7 years ago

Dang!! Another bad start for Kluber and Arrieta today. When does “it’s early everything will be OK ” Turn into “Damm my team is in trouble?” Can you talk me off the ledge?

HighHeat
HighHeat
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: I’m rolling with you! Thanks

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
7 years ago

That’s more like the Volquez we’ve come to know.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  SteveNZ
7 years ago

@SteveNZ: wasn’t he himself last start too (i.e. bad)

Jim
Jim
7 years ago

Grey, sorry about that…confusing my articles…
Would you drop Happ, Harang, or Chavez for Jason Hammel?
Is it close?
Trying to decide how much , if any, to bid for him…

bdub
bdub
7 years ago

Have sale, harvey, gray, Leake and quintana as starting 5 in standard h2h.

Would you sell high on gray for hamels and arrieta? He may not do gray.. how about for sale?

Jim
Jim
7 years ago

Tehol
Would you drop Happ, Harang, or Chavez for Jason Hammel?
Is it close?
, trying to decide how much , if any, to bid for him…

Flunkie
Flunkie
7 years ago

I sold high on Hosmer in a 14-team keeper for Xander. You like?

stuff
stuff
7 years ago

Edinson wheels off in this 3rd inning. Kinda like all my starts this week lol. Surprised I don’t have him going for me today. I had to check twice just to make sure.

Damn…Wong only 1/4 today with a K. Back to the 8 hole with ye!

Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season
Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season
7 years ago

and this is why grandal was told to be held over pierzyn and caleb, now he’s gone and i’m stuck with one of these two in some spots.

Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season
Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season

@Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season: and i typed above before i saw about the 2nd homer. jesus. also playing against him in my most important league. neat.

Mrs.Featherbottom
Mrs.Featherbottom
7 years ago

2015 Kluber is reminding me of 2011 Ubaldo

Cram It
Cram It
7 years ago

Whatever happened to that guy who used to write posts about old-timey baseball? Think he had a black and white avatar of a guy at a typewriter? Wasn’t exactly fantasy baseball relevant, but enjoyable reads nonetheless…

Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season
Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season
Reply to  Cram It
7 years ago

@Cram It: he made a comment (not an article) just recently on a Grey or somebody else’s post.

AL KOHOLIC
AL KOHOLIC

@Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season: Yeah it is Paulie,great writer

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
7 years ago

I think I just have to accept that Fiers is one of those guys who is shit when I own him and good when I don’t.

Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season
Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season
7 years ago

i’m guessing in slugging and OBP instead of homers and AVG dynasty this deal isn’t good for me
my bruce and frazier
for
swihart/pollock/wright

I’d be dropping Hundley to do it. I’m thinking I just don’t want Wright long term.

2. different league. 12 team h2h redraft with OPS/net steals/BB’s and assists. somebody dropped desmond. I added rusney as 2nd BN bat when Hanram got hurt. add any of inciarte/desmond/canha/forsythe over rusney?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
7 years ago

Fuck baseball.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  SteveNZ
7 years ago

@SteveNZ: It’s not good when one of the guys you’re relying on to salvage the day is Choo.

Mark
Mark
7 years ago

Smyly or McHugh? 11 team 7×7 with QS and holds

Thanks

Toe Knee Arm Ass
Toe Knee Arm Ass
7 years ago

I think dropping Grandall might have been a mistake 4-3-4-8 2hrs 2bb How many ww is he sitting on?

Jon
Jon
7 years ago

Grandal or Miguel Montero ROS?

Malicious Phenom
7 years ago

This is Yasmani Grandal TODAY

4-4, 2 HR, 8 RBI, 3 R, 2 BB

Kid A
Kid A
Reply to  Malicious Phenom
7 years ago

@Malicious Phenom:

It can read and regurgitate Rotoworld AND a box score!!!

Cram It
Cram It
7 years ago

“Prediction? Pain” – Kluber Lang

Kid A
Kid A
7 years ago

Just when you think Kulber’s hit his nadir, he breaks out a shovel and keeps digging. Loving it!

Abdoozy
Abdoozy
7 years ago

would you drop Fiers for Rodon?

12 tm H2H 6×6 with QS.

Carnac
Carnac
7 years ago

Looks like maybe someone misses Yan Gomes.

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Carnac
7 years ago

@Carnac: *sheds tear* i drafted him in all my tough leagues

Carnac
Carnac
Reply to  J-FOH
7 years ago

“Kluber, Actually” starring TOM JANE: “No one can pitch through… a broken heart.”

Carnac
Carnac
Reply to  Carnac
7 years ago

“Sigh Young” – He struckout at love, now he’s just trying to pitch for contact.

Carnac
Carnac
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

Knocked Up: He thought it would only be one bad game

Shin-Soo Choo Choo
Shin-Soo Choo Choo
7 years ago

Drop A Wood for Buchholz?

dk
dk
7 years ago

Well, if you’re still buying Kluber, now is the lowest his value will be…Are we still buying Kluber?

Mrs.Featherbottom
Mrs.Featherbottom
7 years ago

KlubERA!

Josh
Josh
7 years ago

Oh. My. God.

This was the first year I ever drafted two pitchers early, because Strasburg and Kluber fell to me. Joke’s on me!

bobbo
bobbo
7 years ago

Who do you like for the rest of the season, McCann or Grandal? OBP league

AL KOHOLIC
AL KOHOLIC
7 years ago

kluber is getting clobbered,again

Malicious Phenom
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Hosmer just hit a 3 run homer off of Kluber 4-0 KC in the top of the 2nd!

KarlJ
KarlJ
7 years ago

ok to drop Shoemaker or DeSciafini for Synergaard for a bench pitcher slot ( non keeper)?

Toe Knee Arm Ass
Toe Knee Arm Ass
7 years ago

Is there any reason on effin earth (besides my stubbornness ) to hold on to Werth ? Dude is like my dumb bomb . I was dumb to draft him dumb to hold him so long and he will explode as soon as i drop him.

Anthony
Anthony
7 years ago

@Grey: My Abreu for Vmart Familia Soria ? my team currently
pierz
Abreu
Kendrick
Donaldson
flores
cespedes
cruz
rasmus
chris davis
Pablo

pitching
jeff shark
simon
pineda
hanh
jesse chavez
peavey
shoemaker
will harris rp
scribner rp
aj ramos rp

Anthony
Anthony
Reply to  Anthony
7 years ago

@Anthony: bump. grey u missed my comment

Hieronymous Lohse
Hieronymous Lohse
7 years ago

Kris Bryant with three K’s today. Getting kinda genuinely pissed that guys on my bench keep going yard while waiting for this kid to hit one. He now has me at negative 7 HRs for the season having him in my lineup over other players. So, if he manages 20 HRs the rest of the way (which looks VERY doubtful) he’ll have provided me an aggregate 13. Which blows!!

Joey Bag O'Donuts
Joey Bag O'Donuts
7 years ago

I need trade advice:

I’ve been offered McCuthen and Kulber for

Dee Gordon
Joey Votto
Carlos Rodon

Joey Bag O'Donuts
Joey Bag O'Donuts
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey:

You’ve been blasting Mccutchen like he took your sister to prom and he still has her garter hanging from his mirror? You really think I should take it? I respect your opinion, but if this breaks my team I’ll cry about it all year.

rainking99
rainking99
7 years ago

Quintana is available as FA……

which SP would you swap out (if any)?

Bauer
Hammel
Paxton
Colome
Rodon
Fiers

Thank you!

WilliamJamesHuff
WilliamJamesHuff
7 years ago

Who is the better waiver wire pickup Lind or Pillar?

Chris
Chris
7 years ago

Need a starter for Saturday in H2H league. Either the potential of Rodon or the somewhat steadiness of W. Yin Chen. I know Rodon is probably better but with it being his first start I’m scared he gets blown up. What do you think?

AA
AA
7 years ago

I’ve got 2 open roster spots in a 12 team league. There are absolutely zero SP’s worthy of picking up at this point. We have a season limit on roster moves so I don’t want to stream all season long. Would Chris Young and Carlos Villanueva be good options to pick up? Both have SP and RP startability in my league. Seems like they would both be good for counting stats and an occasional win.

Espn fantasy baseball editor looking for help?
Espn fantasy baseball editor looking for help?
7 years ago

G

Can already see tomorrow post with Fiers. Walk him to the door and throw him into the pool.

Who do you trust better ROS
Fiers/buchholz?

Q
Q
7 years ago

Weather report in Denver looks grim. Like, might not get even one game in grim. So much for Coors stacking. I thought I was so clever for my Hundley batty call this week.

sniff test
sniff test
7 years ago

Interesting seeing Billy Burns drawing the start and leading off today.

Hieronymous Lohse
Hieronymous Lohse
Reply to  sniff test
7 years ago

@sniff test:

He’s actually led off five of the last six games. Not great, but not bad so far.

Free Max B
Free Max B
7 years ago

12 team, H2H league with QS and OPS:

Just got Kluber in a trade today, and already received an offer.

He’s offering Yoenis, Kinsler and Heyward for Kluber and Liriano.

Was thinking about countering Kluber, Liriano, Russell and Bruce for the same three plus Gio.

C- Ramos
1B – Pujols
2B- Russell
3B- Boegarts
SS- Desmond
OF- Jones
OF- Dickerson
OF – Myers
Util – Bruce
Util – Duda
BN- Garcia

SP – Kluber
SP- Zimmermann
SP – DeGrom
SP – Liriano
SP – A Wood
SP – McHugh
SP – Martinez
SP – Fiers
SP – Salazar
SP – Kennedy
NA – Marco Gonzalez
RP – Boxberger
RP – Familia

Abe Froman
Abe Froman
7 years ago

Adams Jones and Drew Smyly for Dickerson, Marisnick, Garrett Richards

Pugs&Slugs
Pugs&Slugs
7 years ago

NL-Only H2H.
Salty worthy to replace Plawecki when he gets the call? Plawecki might be the better hitter, but eventually d’Arnaud is coming back and the rest of the catchers available have little to no PT.

Eric B
Eric B
7 years ago

Hey Grey, Springer hit the DL today in my league. I streamed Pomeranz today, who coupled with Fiers killed me. I’ve seen you mention a couple of guys worthy of snagging on the wire… so who would you recommend out of the following?

1.)Do I drop Pomeranz and add a bat: Jace Peterson, Kennys Vargas, Logan Morrison, Preston Tucker or Billy Burns.

2)Or because I’ve got some iffy SP’s do I drop Pomeranz and add Colome, Folty or stash Marco Gonzales? My roster is below, also would you hang onto Fiers or is one of the other arms an upgrade?

3) Finally do you like my DL stashes, or would you drop Arcia and add SP Moore, RP Parnell or SP Corbin? Thanks in advance!

( 5×5 HTH OBP league)
Bats
C McCann
1B Freeman
2B Kipnis
3B Santana
SS A.Ramirez
OF Stanton
OF Calhoun
OF Soler
OF Betts
Util Pollock
Util Semien
Util Avisail Garcia
Bench Lawrie
DL C Yan Gomes
DL Springer
DL Arcia

Staff
P Kluber
P Odorizzi
P Cole
P Salazar
P Paxton
SP Ventura
SP Walker
RP Chapman
RP Britton
Bench RP Perkins
Bench SP Pomeranz
Bench SP Fiers
Bench SP Chavez

Eric B
Eric B
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Gracias, Danke, Thank you!

Fungazi
Fungazi
7 years ago

Lackey bringin’ that HEAT!

John
John
7 years ago

Sonvabench Quintana. It was calculated though and overall good to see him pitch well for that matter.

Frias actually looked solid seemed to be getting squeezed, he does have a problem with lefties, LIND!! Id def keep tabs to see if he sticks in rotation for now.

Brett
Brett
7 years ago

Keeper league would you rather Souza or avisail Garcia?

PB&J
PB&J
7 years ago

Fiers with the walks! But the strike outs…. I don’t know what to think.

Drop him for Chase Anderson?

Mrs.Featherbottom
Mrs.Featherbottom
7 years ago

Anyone watching the MKE/LA game? Is the ump calling a super tight strike zone or what? The ESPN gamecast is showing like half of Fiers’ pitches as strikes, but called balls. Cust Curious.

Mrs.Featherbottom
Mrs.Featherbottom
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: I’d like to see JB do a pitcher profile on Fiers. Guy racks up the Ks, but the Bs and ERA kill me.

Adam Jonze
Adam Jonze
7 years ago

Hey G,
Would you trade Odorizzi for Soler?
5×5 h2h where my OF is Jones, Dickerson, Billy Ham, Myers, Avisail (bench). SPs are kinda a mess: T Ross, A Wood, Odorizzi, Hahn, Shoe, CMart, Hammel, Rodon, Folty, Paxton, Iwakuma

Thanks!

burningbridges247
burningbridges247
7 years ago

Grey,
I know you are high on Colome, but my league is QS instead of wins. Still take him over Shoemaker or Quintana? Thanks!

Devil in a New Dress
Devil in a New Dress
7 years ago

Im gonna be 1-4 in my 12 team h2h league and need to shake things up.

Would you trade Cutch and Odorizzi for A.Jones and Kluber?

Hieronymous Lohse
Hieronymous Lohse
7 years ago

Was just watching the Cubs/Cardinals game and in the Cards dugout is some hot blonde security guard (or cop) in aviator glasses sitting there like she owns the place.

B the Esq.
B the Esq.
7 years ago

J-Roll or Simmons at SS RoS?

Great White North
Great White North
7 years ago

I was all set to figure out if you really would take a cash bet on Lind over Braun at the end of the year……….the Boom