I loved when Junior Lake homered the other day and, as he rounded first base, he held his finger to his lips, shushing the Marlins dugout, as if he was some kind of maniacal librarian.  The only disappointing thing from this whole encounter is no one wrote an article titled, “Junior Mince Words.”  It’s that kinda of braggadocio, WWE-type attitude that makes Grey’s man muscles tingly.  Baseball needs to shed its 1920s demeanor and get rowdy-bawdy.  If rowdy-bawdy means acting a fool, what the eff, go for it!  The game is losing fans and fans want crazy/stupid/cool.  Even in the conservative Japan, baseball players flip their bats like they’re cutting up an imaginary origami crane.  I say everyone needs to come up with their own home run trot and pitchers need to blow on their gun finger after a K.  As for Junior Lake, I’m a big fan outside of the theatrics.  He’s a 12-homer, 15-steal guy that should play most days until Soler returns.  I’ve added him everywhere I could.  After I added him, I shushed my hand on my mouse.  Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Lance McCullers – As we arrive at the end of the week, I like to reflect on the previous week and recount pitchers that pitched well, and hot schmotatoes that hot schmotatoed.  With that reflective, grateful state of mind, I’d also like to thank all of you.  Without you, this would not have been possible.  To think, that’s only with nine ads per page!  This blog game is almost as rewarding as when I got my name in the phone book!  I should also thank my father, who looks like he signed that check.  I’m now going to take Cougs out for a picnic with two packages of ramen!

Charlie Morton – Morton is a streamer, and I’d check the Stream-o-Nator for him.  With that said (reversal time!), I trust him vs. the Braves, contrary to the SON, and he has a decent following start.  I don’t usually like Morton though, but that story got lazy, so I rewrote the ending.  Manipulated the entry, now more user-friendly.

Tsuyoshi Wada – His peripherals look like sweet, sweet candy.  Grey looking at peripherals?  Wada know.

Kyle Hendricks – I just gave you my Kyle Hendricks fantasy.  I wrote it while watching Law squiggly line Order.

Taijuan Walker – I almost left Walker off this week’s buy, because I think he’s going to get rocked in his next start, and I feel like most people just look at the names and don’t read the blurbs, but I guess eff me.  Plus, they won’t read this either, so really eff em.  Eff em in their effin eff hole!

Tommy Milone – I just went over Milone this morning.  If you can get your pants on in the morning, you can find it.  “Hmm…” pondered the reader who is currently pantless.

Addison Reed – You ever own a potential closer and just know he’s going to explode with four earned runs in a third of a inning before even getting a save?  That’s how I feel about my stash of Reed.  Not to be confused with my mustache, that’s glorious.

Sergio Romo – Slow week for SAGNOF, and Romo gave up a run the other day, but Casilla has been as erratic as a former child star in their 20s, but not as erratic as a former child star in their 30s and more alive than most former child stars in their 40s.

Welington Castillo – To paraphrase Ghostface Killah, “All around the world today, the Castillo is the measure of a 2nd catcher in a two catcher league.   (Whoever got the Castillo got the candy, man!) A Castillo is one thousand grams of boeuf, it’s easy to remember.”

Ben Paulsen – I love Paulsen (in Coors)!  Of course, I love anyone in Coors (don’t you read your own parentheticals?).

Mark Reynolds – With Matt Adams’s BMI finally getting the best of him, Mini Donkey has been seeing everyday starts.  Hasn’t been all brays to Mini Donkey yet, but in deep leagues, you could do worst for your corner infidel.  How worse is the question.  And to be or not to be.  And how much is that doggie in the window.  Truth talk, Cougs is related to the guy that wrote “How Much Is That Doggie In The Window?”  I’m related to a guy that once hung price tags on dogs in a window.

Jace Peterson – Has been hot schmotato’ing since you were in diapers, assuming you’ve been incontinent for the past two weeks.

Javier Baez – Some buzz buzz-buzz-buzzing around that Baez could be up soon.  His minor league numbers are saying that he’s corrected his strikeout problem, at least partially.  I would stash Baez, but the only problem is I have no idea where he’s going to play.  Outfield platoon with Lake and Coghlan?  Platoon with Russell?  Castro?  With Joe Maddon, all of that is possible.  Shoot (not you, Dick Cheney!), with Maddon, it’s possible Baez plays shortstop with Castro, but at-bats may be hard to come by for Baez.

Delino DeShields – I recently dropped DeShields in one league because he wasn’t getting enough steals to justify my love and La Isla Bonita, and I needed RBIs and power and, well, I guess what I’m saying is I wish I held him for when Josh Hamilton got hurt.  After Beltre returns, Gallo is likely to play in the outfield against righties, especially if he continues to whack dongs like he’s Caitlyn Jenner’s doctor, but DeShields should see time in the outfield, too.

Will Middlebrooks – Sandovals to the left of me, Maikels to the right, stuck Middlebrooks in my corner infidel slot with you.

Garrett Jones – He’s been hitting recently, and the Hitter-Tron loves him vs. righties.  Of course, the Hitter-Tron might also be thinking of its high school crush, Robot Jones.

Wilmer Flores – News of out Metco is they might trade for a shortstop because they absolutely hate Wilmer.  I’ve never seen an organization hate a player more since Steve Howe and the organization of drug-sniffing dogs.  Effin’ teamster dogs!

Gerardo Parra – Rice Suave should see everyday at-bats with Khris Davis tearing his menichus.  Parra offers light speed, power and runs, and if you say his last name while rolling your R’s, you sound like a Spanish cat.

Randal Grichuk – Has been in the lineup on most days, hitting fifth and Grichuk has been filling in on the 2nd power-play line for the Blues.

Billy Burns – That his ownership is still under 50% owned Burns me up like chlamydia.

Cameron Maybin – *waits, refreshes Braves Twitter feed*  Well, as of now, Maybin’s still playing and healthy.

Andre Ethier – I dislike this schmohawk more than you, I promise, but I would pick him up, Ethier way.

Adam Eaton – I looked at Eaton’s previous ten days on Monday and saw he hadn’t done anything that exciting, so I dropped him.  Then he started going off.  I’m like Mr. Magoo, but when I unsuspectingly walk up a scaffolding, I fall and break my femur.

Joey Butler – Every time he gets a hit, scream, “The Butler did it!”  But first grab him, pretending you have a Clue.

Steven Souza – He’s under 50% owned?  Are you people kidding me?  Tell me this is a joke.  He’s the Kazoo!  You know, the white man’s Mike Cameron.

Preston Tucker – Love how the Astros seem committed to making Tucker work.  The only teensy problem is he’s not exactly working.  I’m giving him through the weekend, then moving on.  You heard it here first!  Unless you also read Rassball, where I copy all my blurbs from some guy named Al Gaybright.

SELL

Prince Fielder – The last thing to return for a hitter is their power, said no one about a 325-pound man that resembles Chet in Weird Science after he’s turned into a pile of poop.   Right now, Fielder is hitting .358 with a .376 BABIP.  In what universe is he a .376 BABIP guy?  Maybe Andrelton knows the answer, but I have no idea.  All I know is Fielder is in the Milky Way galaxy — the chocolatey, nougaty, caramely Milky Way galaxy.  So the average drops what do we have left?  Well, he’s not hitting for much power, so I don’t know.  Maybe RBIs.  Wouldn’t count on him for much more than that.  I wouldn’t sell Fielder for Chris Kattan’s career, but I would explore options.

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Men-in-Cleats
Men-in-Cleats
7 years ago

Glad you salted the B/S with a Morton blurb.

Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Montezuma's Revenge... right now
7 years ago

2 days after i comment on how ignorant one of the cardinals announcers is calling arenado “unknown” and having gross contradictions in his own arguments concerning prospect call up strategies, now joe strauss, who’s likely considered no worse than the 2nd best St Louis Post Dispatch (only remaining STL newspaper still probably obtainable nationally) baseball writer, in an article kissing the local team’s ass (this is their MO, in MO) yet again, mentions how they keep winning even from losing major pieces of roster year in and year out (which is true). In it he refers to Neshek as HOU’s “closer”. hmmmm. all of us around here know to just go to a simple website to check on depth charts. Not this writer. Rubes. Cardinal nation is led in the media by absolute rubes. these guys make good money to be badly informed twerps.

Mello Yello
Mello Yello
7 years ago

CORREA TIME!!! YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!

Goat tits
Goat tits
7 years ago

2 questions h2h points league:

Trade Frazier for sale/Brantley?

Trade heyward for richards ?

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
7 years ago

for next week, up against another guy with a lot of starts. would go just with SON, but by this point some are doing much better (AAron S., sports bureau) or much worse (kennedy/hughes) than SON says. best 4, not more than 1 per day
MON
kennedy @ ATL (3.9)
hughes vs KC (4.3)
estrada vs MIA (2)
vargas @ MIN (-7.6)
TUE
frias vs LAA (5.7)
ray @ LAD (1.3)
WED
morton vs MIL (5)
porcello @ BAL (4.5)
elias @ CLE (-4.4)
erasmo vs LAA (-5.6)
THUR
wada (12.6), clearly this is one of them i would think
niese vs SF (-2.9)
FRI
locke vs PHI (16, wow that’s high)
colome vs WSOX (1.2)
urena vs COL (.6)
SAT
vogel vs ARI (9.1)
kennedy vs LAD (4.2)
montgomery @ HOU (-10.2)
SUN
hughes @ TEX (-2.7)
vargas @ STL (-3.9)

hankg
hankg
7 years ago

Prefer ROS, Lester or Salazar? Thanks!

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  hankg
7 years ago

@hankg:
KZar!

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

@FrankGrimes: gotta be czar.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
7 years ago

Can I get a Puig 3-run homer? Pleeeeeeese?

Herschel
Herschel
7 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft. Trade kenley for j-Zimmerman or buckholz?

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Herschel
7 years ago

@Herschel: JZ

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Fred Garvin MP
7 years ago

@Fred Garvin MP: if you must

goodfold2
goodfold2
7 years ago

with correa coming up early, the reverse is true with baez, just broke his finger.

goodfold2
goodfold2
7 years ago

drop 1 of rubby/happ/heston in 20 teamer to make roster legal (have an open RP slot). had wanted to see if rubby comes out of his shit stage.

Wilsonian
Wilsonian
7 years ago

So the ESPN guy told me to get Correa in my lineup tomorrow. Who am I dropping to get him out of my N/A slot?

C – Vogt
1B – Rizzo
2B – Wong
3B – Miggy
SS – Xander
IF – Kipnis
OF – Jones
OF – Joc
OF – Moss
OF – Souza
UTIL – Arenado
UTIL – Burns
BN – Duda
BN – Longo
DL – Myers
DL – Dickerson
N/A – Correa

SP – Scherzer, Cole, Kluber, Archer, A.Wood, Chavez, Odorizzi, McHugh
RP – Miller, Soria, Tolleson, Ramos, Ziegler

8 Team H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS, W, QS, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

Greys #1 Fan
Greys #1 Fan
7 years ago

Correa(Winter) is here!!!

Do you like him better than Brandon Crawford?

nick the dick
nick the dick
7 years ago

Correa up!

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
Reply to  nick the dick
7 years ago

@nick the dick: not even waiting for Super 2. Astros are going for it. Watch them make a move for Hamels next.

Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Reply to  nick the dick
7 years ago

@nick the dick: i hate when they do these things on sunday night, it’s the only time i get beat to people (like kimbrel trade with grilli)

Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Reply to  Montezuma's Revenge... right now
7 years ago

@Montezuma’s Revenge… right now: eh, gone in every league anyway. saves time i guess.

I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail
I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail
7 years ago

14 team h2H dynasty with OPS/holds/QS/hits/K per 9. right when i needed a RF some twit drops souza. have to have at least 3 BN bats out of 4 BN spots. this results in very good streamers for a 14 team league.
d’arnaud (in active slot since he’s back soon and i wanted to hold both werth/byrd)
lind
altuve
c.davis
segura
LF delino
CF marte
RF j.butler (or grichuk, i’m streaming it)
util kang
BN howard/b.hamilton/tucker
DL byrd/werth
NA dahl/a-jax/bell/sano
SP – colon/arrieta/hamels/b.anderson (streamer)/rodon/j.garcia
RP – britton/ramos/tolleson/kela/scribner/strop/b.logan
DL – darvish/walden/iwakuma
NA stephenson
If i got 93 out of 100 free agent bid money left, how much on grabbing souza to drop j.butler I’m thinking somewhere in the 30’s or so. But dynasty, it could be more.

locos
locos
7 years ago

Grey,

Another question.. what side?

Seager/Peralta for C Santana/Tehran

locos
locos
7 years ago

Grey, Zach Walters called up, not Lindor..

Who would you rather on that is on the DL Corbin or Moore?

And Boxberger not the closer anymore?

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

@locos: other people have been answered corbin there. sites claim committee since boxy’s velo is down, but i’m guessing if jepsen keeps it up it’s his.

Swfcdan
Swfcdan
7 years ago

Even when my team stinks this week I edge a matchup 5.5. – 4.5 . Man, gotta love H2H. Must be my year at last.

KarlJ
KarlJ
7 years ago

Grey
Just accepted a deal where I get Bryant and G Richards for Harvey Correa
I had another offer where I would get Frazier and Lackey for Harvey Beltre

1. Did I do ok and would I have been better off with deal #2? It’s a non keeper

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

@KarlJ: great trade and the one you did is better. this is partially since i don’t believe lackey is that close to richards.

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

@Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: plus i would think Beltre’s ROS value higher than somebody not even up yet in correa.

Swfcdan
Swfcdan
7 years ago

Strop still the add over Motte? Guessing just rested today.

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

@Swfcdan: motte isn’t over rondon nor strop.

Swfcdan
Swfcdan
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Wouldn’t be too sure when you watch Motte throwing smoke like that. Used to be elite…

Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Reply to  Swfcdan
7 years ago

@Swfcdan: hasn’t he lost like 5 MPH or more since back then though, and he never had a 2nd pitch.

AJ
AJ
7 years ago

Sup Grey top 3 from, Siemen, Fowler, Harrison, Maybin, Segura? Whos your 3rd? You gave me Fowler/Segura, Gracias

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
7 years ago

pts league. delino (2.7 pts per game over season), tucker (losing playing time, 2.2), or revere (not losing playing time like the report said a bit back, 2.6)?

Ravishing
Ravishing
7 years ago

“Cut the music!”
What I’d like right now is for all the fat, sweaty, out of shape losers to pipe down while I take my robe off, and show the ladies what real man looks like.”

Grey-I need a third outfielder to go with Trout and Clutch. Soler has screwed me this year and now I have a reason to replace him. Billy Burns or Torii Hunter??

slew
slew
7 years ago

The Tribe optioned Ramirez to Columbus. Lindor time??

I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail
I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: still hold bogaerts over lindor if called up, right, i’m thinking so, unless maybe badly in need of steals over other things.

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
7 years ago

Cookie continues to disappoint me

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey:
finish daredevil yet?
I watch ep8 last night
imo best one so far

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey:

didn’t you see the vape clouds?

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey:
didnt want to startle Cougs

Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: true detective back the 21st apparently

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Montezuma's Revenge... right now
7 years ago

@Grey:
@Montezuma’s Revenge… right now:
Not sure they can re create the magic again
Hard to top that first season

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

Franco or Tomas ros

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

Zobrist or bogie ros?

herschel
herschel
7 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto. i don’t have great match ups next week. need to start three of the following (todays starts have shaken my confidence in a few of them). who do you like?

carrasco @ det (17.5)
fiers vs was (22.2)
c mart @ col (-12.8)
ross @ atl (9.1)
samardzija @ tb (16.2)
a wood @ nym (16.3)
volquez @ min (-9.8)

thanks.

Wilsonian
Wilsonian
7 years ago

Gotta toss out my whole roster with this to see what you think. We keep 5. 1 player is kept forever until we trade them or toss them back into the pool. 4 guys are kept for 2 years total before they go back into the pool.

C – Vogt
1B – Rizzo (1 year left)
2B – Wong
3B – Miggy (1 year left)
SS – Xander
IF – Kipnis
OF – Jones (Franchise)
OF – Joc
OF – Moss
OF – Souza
UTIL – Arenado
UTIL – Burns
BN – Duda
BN – Longo
DL – Myers
DL – Dickerson
N/A – Correa

SP – Scherzer, Cole, Kluber, Archer, A.Wood, Chavez, Odorizzi, McHugh
RP – Miller, Soria, Tolleson, Ramos, Ziegler

I was offered Springer and Arrieta for Miggy and A.Wood. What do you think? I would then have Springer for 2 years. I’m not sure if I like it, but I’m intrigued. What do you think?

8 Team H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS, W, QS, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

Wilsonian
Wilsonian
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: alright. I like it, seemed fair to me, but wasn’t sure if it really made sense for my team now.

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

Cespedes and Alex wood for kluber who wins

Cohen
Cohen
7 years ago

Grey, A.Wood or Noah?

Cohen
Cohen
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: thanks

Greys #1 Fan
Greys #1 Fan
7 years ago

Number 1 fan here,

Do you like chi chi Gonzalez more than Kyle Hendricks in a standard 5×5 cat 10 man h2h league?

Thanks

Jay
Jay
7 years ago

Joey butler or eaton

The JoGarza
The JoGarza
7 years ago

Hey Grey,

Whom do you like more ROS: Salazar of J.Hammel?

The JoGarza
The JoGarza
Reply to  The JoGarza
7 years ago

@The JoGarza:

That’s obviously Salazar OR J.Hammel, unless Jhammel is a country I’m unaware of.

Dynamite Dan
Dynamite Dan
7 years ago

Last question of the day

I have Correa sitting on my bench.

Are any of Semien, Flores or Peterson worth picking up over Simmons? Or should I save my limited weekly waiver and use it on pitching.

Thanks Grey. Have a swell Sunday

ichirosan
ichirosan
7 years ago

20 man H2H dynasty league where we can keep 20 players every year based on a tiered system.

I’m contending but somewhat hurting at SP, and have been offered Matt Harvey for Byron Buxton and Chi Chi González. Yay or nay?

AJ
AJ
7 years ago

Sup Grey top 3 from, Siemen, Fowler, Harrison, Maybin, Segura? Thanks

AJ
AJ
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: who’s the 3rd?

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

@AJ: that’s a weird F up there, harrison i would think, or maybe maybin.

Dynamite Dan
Dynamite Dan
7 years ago

Got some Sunday Questions for yah.

Weekly Sunday Night Auction pick up 12 team 5 x 5

1. Somebody dropped Heyward. Is he a priority add over Eaton, Maybin and Lake?
2. Limited roster space. Do I try to trade Vogt or Wieters?
3. My pitching staff is in shambles. Which 1 or 2 SON hated bum(s) do I drop?
-Chase Anderson (@SF vs Bumgar), Roark(@Mil vs Garza), Karns (LA vs Santiago, Cha vs Sale)
4. Which 3 studs do I pick up?
– Folty (vs SD, @NYM), ChiChi Gonzo (@Oak), J Garcia (vs KC), R Ray (@LAD),
C Morton (vs Mil), Vogelsong (vsAri), T Wada (Cin)

Thanks Grey!

Ron
Ron
7 years ago

Start or Sit McHugh at Toronto today?

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

@Ron: too good to drop, too bad lately to play. plus @ TOR isn’t good matchup. i think we’re past the 12 days of cortisone with bautista, but they keep on giving. I got him and E5 in my money league and i’m hoping for a 2nd 12 (or preferably 100) days of cortisone with E5.

I am the Walrus
I am the Walrus
7 years ago

Noah or Buccholtz? Is it close?

Paul
Paul
7 years ago

Marte and Carlos Martinez for G Cole and Howie Kendrick?

tank1
tank1
7 years ago

Would you deal A. Miller and Samardzjia for Lester? Thanks

tank1
tank1
Reply to  tank1
7 years ago

@tank1: Or would you prefer the same deal for Salazar? Thanks

rank 1
rank 1
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: taGrey, thanks so much. Just to confirm would you prefer Lester or Salazar? Thanks again.

Kevin
Kevin
7 years ago

If a good recipe is required my go to, Bobby Flay,
To dominate your league, consult the GREAT GREY!!

12 team H2H

Do I drop any for Lance McCullers – Samardzija, Hendricks, E. Rodríguez, McHugh

also are all of those listed pitchers streamers or should I hold on to any long term?

Thanks brother!

Running Frog
Running Frog
7 years ago

This isn’t really a question, but how ludicrous was Rizzo’s May?

On his non-HRs, he had:

15 singles, 9 doubles, 2 triples, 12 BB, and 6 HBP… and only scored FOUR runs.

44 times on base, 11 of those in scoring position (not even counting his 3 SBs) and the guys behind him could only knock him in 4 times the whole month. 4 out of 44…

Meanwhile Fowler becomes what has to be the first guy in history to score 21 runs with less than 20 hits in a month…

Sorry for the statistical diarrhea, but you’re one of the only guys I know who might appreciate it.

Thanks for all you do, Grey. You make my year of suffering with no baseball in Changchun, China a whole lot easier to bear. Keep being awesome!

greg
greg
7 years ago

One more question: Wieters or Gomes ROS? I have Gomes, but ….

Mordacious Levator
Mordacious Levator
Reply to  greg
7 years ago

@greg: this was answered wieters above to somebody else.

Pete
Pete
7 years ago

H2H league with OPS, AVG, Hits, Runs, HR, RBI, and SB with only 2 moves per week. I think it’s time to possibly drop the following guys:
-Melky
-A. Garcia
-Zobrist
-Span

The following are available:
-Ozuna
-Maybin
-Eaton
-L. Martin

Note I’m very weak at speed, but it’s only 1 of 7 categories.

What 1 move do I make this week with my remaining add, and what do I look to do with my 2 moves next week?

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
7 years ago

leone’s in, rotoworld’s line in the sand did it. i’m guessing rank is now leone/jepsen/strop. We still keeping cecil over strop and carson though i’d think, yes?

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

@Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: nevermind, in that one jepsen and smith are owned, only strop’s around, and there’s no way cecil is behind him. cecil’s been good, just bad luck getting few opps. i meant carson smith, not leone.

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
7 years ago

in a 12 team league where everybody has 6-8 SP who is my first dropped streamer now: j.garcia (he’s getting better and SON loves him)/c.anderson/mchugh? enough moves per week to stream one a day or so. H2H.

greg
greg
7 years ago

My offense is so putrid it’s not funny…..

C: Gomes
1b: Miggy
2b: Betts
SS: Desmond
3B: Longoria
OF: Calhoun, Springer, Yellich, Collabello
BN: Harrison, Gallo, Paredes

1) I’m dropping Paredes and probably Gallo….who would you grab? Maybin, Lake, Paulsen, JButler, Brandon PHillips, Eaton, AJackson are available.

2) Yellich, Eaton, Jackson ROS? Overall value.

3) Would you grab Strop if you needed saves? Uncler what they are doing there, but it seems Rondon is on the ropes.

Thanks

Greg

What's a Drexl?
What's a Drexl?
Reply to  greg
7 years ago

@greg: yelich is def first in #2. jepsen might be better buy than strop currently.

What's a Drexl?
What's a Drexl?
Reply to  What's a Drexl?
7 years ago

@What’s a Drexl?: wow, just checked strop and rondon have the exact same FIP, at 3.16.

Robert
Robert
7 years ago

Grey, hope you’re still checking in. Correa about to get called up, maybe. Correa, Bogaerts, Segura, A. Escobar going forward?

Dommattingly
Dommattingly
7 years ago

Also, about sick of R Zimmerman…drop for Ozuna or Carter?? Hold?! What’s a term for a super undesirable Hold?

Dommattingly
Dommattingly
7 years ago

Wada, Chavez, Chase, Hendricks, Happ, or Taijuan ROS?!

Dommattingly
Dommattingly
Reply to  Dommattingly
7 years ago

@Dommattingly: meant to add Chi Chi as well

Adam
Adam
7 years ago

Would u drop Pedro Alvarez to pick up Matt kemp or segura?
Both are on waivers
Thanks!

What's a Drexl?
What's a Drexl?
7 years ago

if i don’t need any more starters in a H2H league for tomorrow (i’ll be able to bench all pitchers and win every pitching category except losses, if opp plays cueto he could tie those, but he shouldn’t, he’s down too much in K’s and ratios, and drawing dead in wins), but very well might need a bat since it’ll be sunday and i’m barely winning OBP/total bases/hits, this is pitching staff. Is hendricks (SON don’t like tomorrow, didn’t like wada, and we saw what happened to wada)
wada/hendricks/price/c.anderson/hammel/liriano/burnett/a.wood/fiers/syndergaard.
free agent pitchers are elias/AA ron sanchez/porcello/miley/hughes/vogel. i’m guessing this is hendricks, since SON likes both wada/hendricks next starts (not counting hendricks tomorrow) and wada’s next one is sooner?

What's a Drexl?
What's a Drexl?
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: drop hendricks before wada to grab a bat for tomorrow? and should that bat be
2. lawrie or his name is paulsen. also have panda and i’m seeing that he’s a drop for some people (once i even read for his name is paulsen), but this is a 14 teamer, and i’m still worried he’ll be grabbed if i drop him, and those raters really really like him. Of course if he keeps getting benched for holt or de aza it won’t matter and i’ll have to drop him anyway.

What's a Drexl?
What's a Drexl?
Reply to  What's a Drexl?
7 years ago

@What’s a Drexl?: other options would be middlebrooks/b.butler/j.peterson/canha/moreland/alonso. i’m starting franco now, and would need an RBI (like i thought panda would be) for panda’s spot.

Des
Des
7 years ago

Ian Desmond going to turn it around? Is he worth trying to buy low from impatient owner in keeper league? Currently have Segura and Castro, Correa waiting

hondo
hondo
7 years ago

Hittertron said Rosario.At first,I doubted.Against a RHP I wondered?My tortured mind considered the thumb of Wilson Ramos and the fact that he had a day game today.Someone had to eat the first oyster,so last night, I clicked(after I double checked to make sure I was dropping and adding the right WiRa/o’s)

Like an early Christian,I was rewarded(in the good way,not all dead and stuff way).

Thank you,oh shiny metal prognosticator.Now,off to read some William Burroughs.

What's a Drexl?
What's a Drexl?
7 years ago

right when i was about to bitch about price’s low K’s he goes and hits up 7 in a row. i’d buy that for a dollar! benching maybin for lake or tucker last 3 days not working out though, maybin goes 8/14 with 4 runs/4 RBI’s/ 2 steals and 8 bases on bench, tucker/lake go 0/11 with no counters in that roster spot. Now i’ll go back to maybin, but hopefully whoever i bench doesn’t do better.

What's a Drexl?
What's a Drexl?
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: besides missing those two games back at start of week/end of last week he’s been great. Lake did homer or stole in thursday’s game, when maybin was off that day.

What's a Drexl?
What's a Drexl?
Reply to  What's a Drexl?
7 years ago

@What’s a Drexl?: wow, i should bitch about price more often, after i whined about the baserunners and K’s, he faces 17 more batters, gets 18 outs (2 double plays), with 9 K’s, 7 in a row, with 1 baserunner total , a walk.

That dude
That dude
7 years ago

14 team dynasty: should I send Daniel Norris for J.P. Crawford and Mark Appel? Will Appel ever figure it out?

Wilson
Wilson
7 years ago

Martin or Wieters for ROS?
Perez or Wieters for ROS?

Thanks

Det. John Kimble
Det. John Kimble
7 years ago

Who wins this trade?

I give
Giancarlo Stanton

for

his Greinke + Michael Brantley

SamYo
SamYo
7 years ago

Hi Grey, going forward, would you rather have Salazar or Bauer? And, what type of OF could I target with them?

Thanks!

Lane Meyers
Lane Meyers
7 years ago

NL-Only 5×5 Keeper League

Been offered Cole Hamels ($21) for my Adam Lind ($22). Both are eligible to be kept next year at the prices. Normally a no-brainer I’d say… but since it’s NL-only I’d lose Hamels if he gets traded to the AL.

Worth the risk? Or shop around for a not as good of a pitcher who’s less likely to get traded to AL?

Thanks.

Kutty
Kutty
7 years ago

Fantasy baseball for fantasy baseballers like me
would never compare to fantasy baseball where
fantasy baseballers don’t have a grey mustache to see

or is it read?

Pugs&Slugs
Pugs&Slugs
7 years ago

Hi Grey. Hope your weekend is going well so far.

I’d like to get another solid arm for my team. NL-Only H2H 5×5 keeper league with OBP instead of AVG. $280 Cap Auction. I have Dickerson at $4. He’ll adjust to around $14 next year. What type of arm do you think I could get for him? Am I crazy to think I could land Cole ($21)?

Would I be giving too much away to land Lester, Lynn, Hamels, or JZimm? Hamels is the only one that I might value as a keeper ($24), but that’s only if he stays in the NL. There’s a huge risk dealing for him and I don’t think I could do that.

Looking at my team, should I hold and ride the storm with a great offense (if Dickerson and Myers come back strong), or should I take some risk out of the equation and get an arm for Dickerson?

Also, there is someone looking for S in our league and I was thinking of offering Melancon for Prado. Worth losing some S for a utility player? I was thinking of picking up Carter Capps as another RP.

Ca Pena
1B Goldschmidt
2B Flores
3B Bryant
SS Kang
INF Franco
OF Pollock
OF Myers
OF Guerrero
OF Lake
Util. Bour
Bench Dickerson

CL Chapman
CL Melancon
RP Ziegler
RP Romo
SP Shields
SP Arrieta
SP Garza
SP Hendricks
SP Heston
B W. Peralta
B STREAMER/Capps ?

Pugs&Slugs
Pugs&Slugs
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Thanks! Would you use the free B spot to stash K.Johnson/Gennett or roll with Capps?

Pugs&Slugs
Pugs&Slugs
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Figured. Thanks!

J-FOH
J-FOH
7 years ago

Braun Dong!

J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: haha, he is JB’s creeper every week.

Billy Burns this week, who was 10% when I started writing then the night before release he was 13% and is now at 59%. He was definitely a creep to own player

J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: not all of our readers play RCL’s, actually a lot don’t or at least the questions lead me to that conclusions. My parameters are ESPN leagues like I was told on day one.

Viv Savage
Viv Savage
7 years ago

Can’t keep Bumgarner after this year in H2H points league, being offered J. Zimmerman & Pollock for Bum & Dickerson. Would you take it?

Adam
Adam
7 years ago

Pedro Alvarez or Lind ROS?

Herschel
Herschel
7 years ago

@Grey: despite his recent string of solid starts, can’t start c-mart at Coors next week right?

nick the dick
nick the dick
7 years ago

I don’t know about Wellington, man. Sometimes I catch the kid going hand to hand.

Yariel
Yariel
7 years ago

I was offered his Ian Desmond for my Burnett and Familia. It would leave me with Gregorson and Casillas as closers. I currently have Tulo at ss. Is it good value? I would look to flip him.

henncoop
henncoop
7 years ago

Got a trade offer that seems pretty fair but need a wise 2nd opinion. Also not sure if it really helps my team. 12 Team roto where you keep 18 players each year.
His Souza & Hutchinson for my Fiers & Polanco??
Thanks Mr Grey …hope your weekend is going well

henncoop
henncoop
Reply to  henncoop
7 years ago

@henncoop: Looking a bit closer he is currently in 1st while I am 3rd although the top teams are very tightly grouped. I have the lead in SBs & he is right behind me & just behind me a bit in BA. So I could see the trade helping him but since we keep these players & I could always find some cheap speed … I want to just look at the big picture of overall value in a keeper situation as well as fairness & benefit for this year.

Razzball Junkie
Razzball Junkie
7 years ago

Hey Grey! Happy to see your answering questions this beautiful Saturday morning. I’m struggling with what to do and hope you can help. 12 team, H2H w/ OPS instead of Ave.

1. Need to drop one to move Weiters up on my roster. Who should go?
2. RP not good. Worried Rodney will lose role. Drop a second player to pick up Carson Smith? If yes, who?

C: empty
1B: Rizzo
2B: Dozier
3B: Arenado
OF: Jones
OF: J Upton
OF: Souza
Util: Hosmer
Util: Duda
BN: Ozuna
DL: Weiters
DL: D’Arnaud
SP: Kluber, Lester, Salazar, Bucholz, S Miller, Fiers, Syndergard, Quintana, Samardzija
RP: Perkins, Rodney, Axford, Tolleson

Thanks for the help!

Razzball Junkie
Razzball Junkie
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Thanks!! Have a great weekend!

Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Reply to  Razzball Junkie
7 years ago

@Razzball Junkie: get the finger ready though in case rodney is demoted.

thomas
thomas
7 years ago

Jay Bruce and Rondon for David Price?

WalleyWorld
WalleyWorld
7 years ago

dynasty league. trade trevor bauer and andrew miller for wong? i have russell and lawrie @2nd, castro at SS. Also have Moore coming back soon as a possible replacement to Bauer in my rotation. Thanks.

I am the Walrus
I am the Walrus
7 years ago

1. Rodon for Buccholtz?
2. Rodon for Ventura?
3. for Syndergaard?

Andrew
Andrew
7 years ago

14 Team H2H Keeper League

Can keep players forever with no restrictions

C-Norris
1B-Miggy
2B-Wong
SS-Simmons
3rd-Donaldson
MI-Panik
CI-Paulsen
OF-McCutchen
OF-Pence
OF-CarGo
OF-Gose
Util-Uribe

SP- Cole, BumG, Samardzija, Fiers, Quintana, Hahn, Warren, Elias
RP- Kimbrel, Storen, Casilla

Would you trade BumG/Casilla for Upton? Or would that leave my pitching too short handed?

Pete
Pete
7 years ago

Are we still using Melky in OBP and OBPS formats or searching for alternatives?

Pete
Pete
Reply to  Pete
7 years ago

@Pete: Like Eaton

Adam
Adam
7 years ago

Would u drop boxberger to pick up K Rod(Milw)
Or pick up Jensen or Carson smith?
Thanks!

Adam
Adam
7 years ago

McCullers or Rodon ROS?

Adam
Adam
7 years ago

Would u drop Alex Guerrero or Souza and pick up Segura for utility/bench spot?

Fish
Fish
Reply to  Adam
7 years ago

@Adam:

Hell no, especially on dropping Souza.

Cafuné
Maxi
7 years ago

In a 12-team OPS league, is Sandoval droppable? I just got Rendon back to play 3B since I have Wong at 2B, and I also have Yosmani Tomas as my backup 3B.

I’m looking at this as an immediate move to pick-up a hot schmotato before I get Myers, Dickerson and Soler all back from the DL and would inevitably have to cut someone (most likely Pablo), My only other option to drop would be Ben Paulsen.

Appreciate it!

Mike Hunt's Honorable Discharge
Mike Hunt's Honorable Discharge
7 years ago

tucker still has over an 800 OPS, i’m guessing only till end of weekend applies mostly to 12 teamers, he’s hitting 3rd.

Sam
Sam
7 years ago

Was just offered my choice of Zimmermann/Richards/Ross and Dickerson (straight to the DL to free up spot for Rendon) for Chavez and Blackmon. Any thoughts on who I should go with and whether I win this trade or not?

Sam
Sam
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

That was my initial thought, then he offered Zim/Rich/Ross, A Jones and Dickerson for Chavez, Blackmon and Rendon. Still hold or does some version of that work in your opinion? I’m a bit skeptical.

Sam
Sam
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

Thanks man.