True story: in a 15-team league last year, I toyed with dropping Corey Kluber in April. He was being dropped in multiple leagues, most shallower than mine. If you think I’m crazy as a loon wearing a “I’m crazier than a loon” t-shirt, you have selective memory about him from last year. I decided to stick it out with Kluber and he ended up winning the Cy Young last year. This true story, of course, makes me sound even more moronic than usual. It also highlights a point, Kluber likes the cold weather about as much as a chapped nipple. Or maybe he just takes some time to get going. Either way, his Aprils have been forgettable for the last two years. This year, his April is actually better than last year’s by any measure that means anything. His K-rate is up, ground balls are up (not literally), fly balls are down (literally), xFIP is way down, walks are down and his K/BB is up. You have to do some serious digging to find something that is negative for him this past month other than his ERA. His velocity is down a hair (0.5 MPH on his fastball) and his line drive rate is up (people are making better contact). Everything else is nails, and not as in Lenny “Nails” Dykstra just invested me in this mutual fund and I lost my retirement savings. There’s some worry to some that Kluber threw too many innings last year. That’s not a worry. He’s 29 years old; a jump in IP from one year to the next is for pitchers 25 years and younger. Also, plenty of great analysis here and elsewhere has shown that jump in innings isn’t the end all/be all, even if it applied, which it does not. As the weather warms up, his sensitive nips will be less dry and he’ll likely have months of a sub-2 ERA. If you can buy him now, do it. Quickly! Anyway, here’s some more players to buy or sell this week in fantasy baseball:
Brandon Morrow – Like Morrow was a gift and you’ve got eternity to think about what you do with him. What could you do with him? What can you do with him? What could you do with him? I went waiver divin’! I went rocky mountain batty callin’! I went 2.7 seconds on a streamer named Matt Shoemaker! And I loved deeper, and I spoke sweeter (about Devon Travis), and I watched Billy Hamilton as he was flyin’. And Hanley said someday I hope you get a chance to trot around the bases like you’re not even tryin’! To run like you weren’t even tryin’! To run like you weren’t even tryin’! Waiver divin’! Batty callin’! Devon Travis! And Hanley said someday I hope you get a chance to trot around the bases like you’re not even tryin’!
Mike Foltynewicz – Here’s what I said the other day, “Just as my fingers were starting to recuperate from typing Samardzija, here comes his brother from another Scrabble board. Foltynewicz is interesting mostly because he throws hard. Like hard hard. Like hard hard hard. Last year, he averaged 96.7 MPH on his fastball. That would lead the majors for starters this year. So, yeah, hard, ya heard? Last year that velocity led to a 5.30 ERA. Lowercase yay. So, in deep mixed and NL-Only leagues, he’s worth a flyer, but I’d like to see more in most leagues. Oh, and for those wondering how to pronounce his name, it’s like Voltynewicz but with an F.” And that’s me quoting me!
Travis Wood – Ya know, by the time you finally listen to me and pick him up, his shizz will go pear-shaped. So, let’s get everyone on board and grab him, so he can regress already.
Jesse Chavez – I was at a Radisson recently thinking about how the nicer the adjective in a hotel’s name the worst the hotel. Best Western? Bleh. Super 8? Awful. Radisson? Okay. Does this have anything to do with Chavez? No, but I just went over him this morning.
J.A. Happ – He feels like a Greene, Paxton, Taijuan, (insert preseason sleeper) that just hasn’t had the bottom fall out yet. Which is to say I’d own him while waiting for the bottom to drop out.
Jason Hammel – It’s hard to find a more exciting name on waivers than Hammel. (Assuming you’re in a 15-team or deeper league or just like hummels and he reminds you of that.)
Carlos Frias – A true test to how much you trust the Stream-o-Nator will be whether you stream Frias tonight. Usually SON is hella conservative with youngsters, but it loves Frias today. Like an unnatural love, like when the Hitter-Tron was putting a brand-new screwdriver in its nether regions in public.
Scott Baker – Hmm, okay, so the Stream-o-Nator basically just hates the Diamondbacks this weekend. Baker gets a $16.6 value. Baker better be bringing some red bean donuts for that price.
Marco Gonzales – Wainwright went down so where’s the Cards next great pitching prospect? Marco….YOLO! He’s rehabbing an injury in the minors. I imagine it’ll be at least a few weeks before we see him, maybe a month.
Brett Cecil – He’s the closer in Toronto, or as they say in Canada, “He’s the closer, eh.”
A.J. Ramos – I think it’s likely a waste of a roster spot to grab Ramos, because I bet Loria moves the Marlins before the Marlins move Cishek.
A.J. Pierzynski – Knock, knock. Who’s there? Pierzynski. Pierzynski who? A.J. Are you dumb? Do you know another Pierzynski?
Nick Hundley – Marshmallow Peep these stats from Hundley: 13 HRs in 114 games while playing his home games in Petco. This summer he’s gonna be in Coors. But, you have to promise me, if you pick up Hundley, you can’t ask if you should drop him in a week. It was 13 HRs in 114 games, not in the next 5 games.
Adam Lind – I think people think I’m joshing when I say it’ll be a race between Braun and Lind for fantasy value this year. Last year, Braun had 19 homers, 11 steals and a .266 average. That was while staying relatively healthy (135 games). In 2013, Lind hit 23 homers and .288. Last year, Lind hit 6 homers and .333. No idea what happened with his power last year, but he already has 4 homers and should easily get more than 20 HRs this year.
C.J. Cron – Here’s what I said this offseason when Cron had a full-time job (before losing it and since regaining it), “Cron has power potential that shows in his 27 homers in High-A in 2012. Then in 2013 *covers mouth so you can’t hear* and, in 2014, he hit 18 homers between Triple-A and the majors (11 in MLB in 242 ABs). No idea what happened in 2013, perhaps he thought his first initials stood for Custom Juice and he got roped into this stupid custom juice craze. I miss the salad days of fro-yo. Now everywhere I go it’s kale juice this, beet juice that. What about orange juice’s feelings?! Are you people that unsympathetic?! Cron is capable of 25 homers.” And that’s me quoting me!
Chris Owings – Has 12-homer power and 20+ steal speed, and shouldn’t kill you in average. Any of that shizz apparent so far? No, not a whole lot, but it’s still early, said the calendar to the man. Is that a line from a 70’s folk song? It sounds like it, don’t it?
Luis Valbuena – I wish I was in one of those leagues where Valbuena was available. *goes to waiver wire to make sure I’m not* Okay, so I hadn’t looked before, fair enough.
Dilson Herrera – The Mets called him up and said he won’t sit on the bench while he’s up. Why do we care that Dilson’s on his way to the land of “Why Don’t You Just Like The Yanks?” and young pitcher injuries? Cause he’s got some talent. Here’s what Prospect Mike said, “Herrera already saw the majors last year – hitting .220 in 66 plate appearances but also popping three homers. The low batting average from that small sample is deceiving since Herrera actually has an above average hit tool with the potential to hit .270+ in the majors one day. Couple that with 12-15 homer power and double-digit speed for a solid option in your middle infield slot. Now if he hated Grey as much as me, we’d be kindred spirits.” Hey, c’mon! I took a gamble on Dilson in one league and would’ve added him in a few leagues if he were available. I mean, I dropped Cozart; he’ll be there again if I want to re-pick him up. He always is. Sorry, Cozart, no one really wants you. Salieri exclaims, “Yes! Oh, crap, my wig slid off. Don’t look at me!”
Odubel Herrera – I have a fever and the only cure is more Odubel!
Freddy Galvis – Literally just a hot schmotato. Like, literally his temperature in 99 degrees and he has underground stems and is high in potassium.
Carlos Correa – I don’t think he’ll be called up in the next 6 weeks, but, if I don’t list him in the Buys and he is called up, I’ll look foolish. Now I’ll just never mention what I wrote about him.
Juan Lagares – Apples and …uh…What’s a non-apple fruit? Okay, it’s apples and non-apples, but Lagares is cemented in the top of a lineup that is doing well, and is owned in 27% of leagues. Then you have Jimmy Paredes owned in 70% of leagues and is a one-dimensional platoon player. I love Paredes as much as the next contestant in an Ethel Merman Lookalike Contest, but c’mon.
Justin Maxwell – Would you believe Maxwell is starting over Belt? Get smart, Bochy!
Josh Hamilton – Just went over my Josh Hamilton fantasy. It was written while wondering how many more chances Hamilton will get and landing on at least seven more chances.
Colby Rasmus – Geiger…let’s go!
Scott Van Slyke – Here’s the thing with Van Slyke. In order for Mattingly to move Pederson up in the order and use Yimi late in games, as he should be, Mattingly needs to figure out new way to look daft. Look no dafter –> Van Slyke as starting outfielder over Guerrero.
Josh Reddick – Go ahead, grab Reddick — that’s what she never said! Stop lying to yourself! It’s sad. You’re making your mother cry. Find a nice girl to marry.
Dallas Keuchel – For those wondering what I have against guys that don’t strikeout anyone, look no further than Greene turning to mold. If a guy doesn’t strikeout hitters, they must rely on the batter hitting balls to fielders. The problem with that is when the ball goes between fielders and becomes runs. Right now, Keuchel’s K-rate is 5.35, walk rate is 2.7 and his xFIP 3.53 vs. his 0.73 ERA. That’s obscenely lucky. He’s left 88.9% of men on base. That’s a higher percentage than that girl you dated in high school that went on to be a nun. His BABIP is .157. Basically, that says that a grounder is being hit right up the middle, being caught by a feral squirrel and said squirrel is throwing it to first to get the runner by a step. The Regression Fairies are rubbing their hands together as they watch an Ethel Merman Lookalike Contest, just waiting to pounce.
Adrian Gonzalez – I hate to repeat myself — And that’s me quoting me! Hot schmotato alert! Cyclops with a monocle! — since I did mention this the other day about A-Gon, but it was just in a sea of other blurbs, and here I can really highlight it, then point back to this in two months while using my other hand to point and laugh at everyone that held onto him. A-Gon’s stats this April: 8 HRs, .383. His April stats last year: 8 HRs, .337. His May stats: 4 HRs, .231. His June stats: 1 HR, .222. By July he was playing in a coed softball league, taking a hanging slider for a strike from Daisy Fuentes. I’m not saying I’d trade A-Gon for a baby Tylenol with “Xtasy” scratched onto it, but I’d explore options.
Dude you’re not taking McHugh over Travis still right? I mean if you didn’t compare him to Pedroia, I dunno where I’d be…probably making over-aggressive trade offers for Kolten Wong, that’s where! Haha
They’re about equal
in a league with whip, K’s and BB’s, roto, stick with rodon/rubby or go back to fiers or kelly? rodon really allows a lot of runners, of course he’s really only had 2 shots also. 14 team roto, so not a lot of SP out there. No ERA so guys like C.anderson/Rubby aren’t as bad as they would be in standard leagues, having most of their earned runs off homers, not clogging bases like Fiers had until yesterday.
Fiers over Rubby
butler or loney or ike davis in pts leagues with -1 for K’s? 1 for BB. 1/2/3/4 for singles all the way up to homers.
H2H 5×5 was offered Pablo Sandoval for my Chris Archer. Thoughts?
Depends on needs, take Pablo
In a points league – Andrus or Owings?
Thank you sir.
Pirates SS/3b Kang relevent in 12 team mixed leagues?
Hey Grey, sending out Arenado love….
In need of steals, era and whip improvement. 15 team keeper
Would you drop any of these guys for Burns? Folty, Colome, Nelson
Also Lackey is on the wire. Drop a second dude for him?
@Nightpandas: Chase Anderson also out there
Thanks! Lose Nelson for Burns
ROS you rank Lawrie higher than Valbuena and O Herrera?
Brooks Brown doing his best to lose my H2H matchup for me.
@SteveNZ: Would love a hit and a steal from Wong here…
@SteveNZ: Ugh, would have preferred Brown to take a seat…
@SteveNZ: Did u just have a full conversation with yourself? lol
@Fungazi: I’m the only person who will listen to me.
@SteveNZ: I hear ya. I had Wong on my bench since he wasn’t starting.. ouch!
@SteveNZ: yet not the only person on here that’s done that.
I finally moved Gyorko to my bench in my NL-Only league… That league isn’t doing so, how do you say, well
@Grey: Yup just realized I benched him for Sogard in NFBC this weekend.
Man, I’d almost forgotten I had Friedrich in an SP slot in my relievers-only h2h team. I need this to go well…
@SteveNZ: Double play, please.
@SteveNZ: the one time i did that for some asinine reason COL played him as fill in starter (rather than their actual LR guy bergman) and he got lit up.
Reddick. Thanks, Oaktown Steve.
I have to drop one of the following pitchers in my points league. 7 points for a win, -5 points for a loss.
@Brad K: I also own Danny Duffy
Started Vogt over Gattis in the Original Recipe RCL. Am I a bad person for being angry? I want it all!
@royce!: Eat my dust!
@SteveNZ: I gotta say, looking at your team I don’t see how you’re ahead of me…must be pitching. I have a lot of your bats (Beltre, McCann, Pujols) on my Early Bird Specials team and they are killing me. You’re lucky you didn’t end up with V Mart, though.
Padres are looking really solid this year. You should consider coming to San Diego this summer- it’s your once in a lifetime chance to see them be competitive!
@royce!: Oh, man. Would love to come back to the States this year, however a new kitchen might get first call on the finances…
We have briefly discussed an overseas trip next year to celebrate a milestone birthday…
@SteveNZ: Well you know the Razzballers would love to help you celebrate your 30th!
Oh, 30, yeah!
You’re gonna be 100?!
@Grey: Speak up, sonny!
@royce!: mccann is currently the 7th rated catcher so far this season, so unless you’re in like an 8 team league (and even then) he shouldn’t be considered doing badly.
Why do you have two catchers?
@Grey: Because Gattis started the year badly but I didn’t think he was droppable so I played Vogt until Gattis sorted it out. I’ve been trying to deal Vogt for a pitcher but no one seems interested. I’m not dropping either now.
Weird no one would trade you anything for a catcher…
@Grey: Very funny! I’m not asking for the moon! Just a SP3 or some donkeycorn or brainfreeze. Stephen Vogt is 33 on the player rater and has been a top 10 1B so far, which I think merits what would essentially be a top 30-50 SP. But owning a decent catcher is so taboo that people would rather continue playing someone like Grandal or Zunino.
@Grey: Fine. I’m just going to pretend Vogt is not C eligible and then it won’t bother me as much.
@royce!: great conversation here. Knowing all youz guys faces helps a lot
I look a lot like my avatar, minus the Cubs hat, for those following at home…
@royce!: don’t forget the glasses
Ha, fair enough!
@royce!: If I recall correctly, you stole Gattis from me at the draft so don’t be darkening my door with any of your catcher-for-pitcher shenanigans.
@SteveNZ: FIGHT! FIGHT! WORLD STAR! WORLD STAR! *grabs popcorn*
@J-FOH: Heh, I’m not sure any fight I’m involved in would be that entertaining. Or would last very long.
@SteveNZ: you and Royce would be like watching the drum kit fight from Stepbrothers
@J-FOH: I’d totally rock those sweatbands.
@J-FOH: It’d probably be about as amusing as the Mayweather/Paquiao fight but take less than 1/10 of the time.
That shizz was such a waste of money.
@SteveNZ: You win; I’m still smarting from when you traded me McCann like 3 years ago.
@royce!: What was that trade we did last year? Votto for someone, and then both did nothing then got injured?
@SteveNZ: Tanaka! Swapping kinda took the sting off
Here’s another one.. keep Venable at $2 and hope.. or keep Denordia at $8.. NL Only 4×4 keeper.. I need to cut one to activate an OF. Thanks
Are you asking Denorfia? Cut him
@Grey: i am activating Taylor and need to cut either Venable or Denorfia.
@Elwood Blues: Typos suck
Grey, love your write ups. Sorry for the lengthy message, but need your opinion.
8 team keeper league (had two owners drop out after the first couple years of the league and couldn’t find two owners, so left it at 8. So most teams are pretty well off and we’ve gradually built up to 18 keepers with an option to keep 2 minor leaguers in that 18) No penalties or time limits on keepers. Head to head points league with 12 pitcher start limit per week. I have a stacked young offense: Swihart, Rizzo, Daniel Murphy/Dilson Herrera (will put/keep Baez there when he comes up), Kris Bryant, Simmons at SS (with Correa and Corey Seager on bench), Harper, Springer, Billy Hamilton, Machado, and Wil Meyers. I’ll keep Correa as my minor leaguer and the other 8 starters minus the catcher.
Got offered Ventura and Alex Wood for Kluber and Huston Street. My pitchng is also well off: Kershaw, King Felix, Cole, Teheran, Bauer, Taijuan Walker, Jose Fernandez, Wheeler, Brandon Morrow, Travis Wood, Giolito, Glasnow, Appel, and have Ottavino (prob headed for TJ), Koji, Street, Cody Allen, Boxberger, and Cecil. So def don’t need Street, and he’s just a closer. And having Jose and Wheeler out, plus Walkers been streaky, I could use the extra depth/quality to help me till Fernandez comes back. Plus gives me two young keepers. Thoughts?
NL Only 4×4 keeper.. need to pick up a pitcher..
how would you rank ’em.
Jimbo Diaz, Will Smith, Rosscup, Treinen, Morris, Jeffress..
So has Hammel become Hughes 2.0? Seems to have suddenly just refused to give up any walks whatsoever. K-rate is a bit the same as last year, and walk rate is down substantially, just like what Hughes did last year. His batted ball profile doesn’t appear any different from the previous years as well. He put up pretty damn good numbers last year as well, so with removing walks from his repertoire I think he can only get better, making a leap in skill similar to Hughes.
Note: as I typed this response, Hammel walked a guy. DAMNIT HAMMEL! Still, BB/9 is down at Hughes-levels
Yeah, he looks safe if unexciting
Segura or Cozart ROS
what about Russell Over Segura?
Man Segura hit in head again
He left game
Luckily ball hit front of helmet first
Just watched, didn’t look that bad… Not great, obviously
Yea 95 to face not too bad hehe
Yelich or Heyward?
Heyward, toss up though
Nah, I’d go Segura
Add Greene, Taijuan Walker, or Morrow over Wood, Shoemaker, or Hughes?
Morrow over Shoe
Add Grandal over Montero?
Add Bruce or Souza over Avisail Garcia or Soler?
Bruce over Avisail
Grey also started season with Shoemaker, Iwakuma, Hutchison and Fiers. Replaced them week 3 with Eovaldi, Volquez and Chase Anderson in a panic move. Is it safe to get Fiers back over any of the replacements or Hammels, Cosart,Rubby DeLaRosa, Foltynewicz
Fiers over Anderson
hey Grey looks like Rendon won’t be up for awhile who you like maybe ROS, LeMahieu, Valbuena, Solarte, Odubel, or Brett Lawrie
@Grey: Thanks you’ve helped me a ton!
Travis is sick!
That’s my boy!
what to do with Heyward?
no one wants him
I think you just have to ride it out, unfortch
best offer was cobb for him
I just offered him for Souza?
It’s fair for Souza
gio gonz was dropped, put a claim in and drop samardjizza?
Trade my kuechal for tyson ross?
are you sitting or starting Bauer vs Tor and Nelson @ChC today? thanks
No on Nelson
Starting him, I mean… Not sitting
Howdy, Grey. I lost Pompey in my AL-Only league. What are your thoughts on Villar as a replacement? My other options are David Murphy, Justin Ruggiano, or slamming my dong in the door of a taxi cab.
Haha… I’d go Villar for now
Greene vs Colome ROS?
Would you drop Souza for Reddick in H2H points league?
@Grey: Thanks. Do you also have any idea when Corey Seager is going to get called up. I know they just put him in AAA.
hey grey, worth using a number 1 priority on papelbon? he was somehow dropped in our league. I have Kimbrel and Allen at RP and we only have two slots. Picking him up would serve as possible trade bait. 12 team league with thin waivers. Thanks
@Oppo Taco: I would use Pap over Allen right now depending on who you drop.
@Toe Knee Arm Ass: Id have to drop one of jimmy nelson/paxton/fowler/morrow
@Grey: who’s the drop, pax, morrow, nelson or fowler? thanks
Hey Grey, need some help buddy. My staff is getting killed. My roster is below, can you suggest any drops/adds with the following players available(ROS): Fiers, Greene, Chavez, Duffy, Snydergaard, Marco Gonzales…Also is Corbin a better DL stash than Parnell with the way Familia is closing out games iyo?
( 5×5 HTH OBP league)
Bench RP Perkins
Bench SP Happ
DL RP Parnell
Fiers over Happ, sure Corbin
@Grey: Cool, thanks for the reply so obviously you like Colome and holding Walker over Chavez. Think Coilome sticks or Cobbs bumps him out when he returns?
Tough to say, but I’d think so, and Karns would be out
@Grey: Thanks as always Grey, dont want to be too hasty on Walker, came close to dropping him after last night for Chavez but he wasnt exactly lights out last week either.
Hi I need R and SB
I would like to trade my Greinke and Sandoval for his Dozier and Carpenter
Fair to go?
And if he asks to plus a closer like Allen, fair or not? Thanks
@Wilson: That’s a bad deal without the closer.
@Toe Knee Arm Ass: good for me, bad for him?
@Wilson: Bad for you. You should be able to get D Gordon for Sandoval or Grienke depending on other teams needs.
@Toe Knee Arm Ass: Grab Burns from Oakland just called should get you steals
@Toe Knee Arm Ass: thanks
@Grey: You hate paying for speed
Feliz and Tanaka for Walden in a league with Holds? I can’t believe that I want to just keep Walden. Am I crazy? Thanks.
@phil: keep Walden. Top holds guy.
@Grey: Thank you – I accepted in time and gave him the option of backing out after the DL stint. Luckily for me he let it stand.
@Toe Knee Arm Ass: Thanks, I didn’t follow your advice, but it helps to have someone to bounce it off of.
@Grey: Thank you – I accepted in time and gave him the option of backing out after the DL stint. Luckily for me he let it stand.
Im holding carpenter. I have 3 offers. Carpenter for Holland, or Carpenter for Carlos Gonzalez and Christian Yelich, or Carpenter for Gattis. Its a 2 keeper league. However, none of them are likely to factor into that. Thoughts?
@chad huggins: pretty neat a hot streak will net you two guys that were drafted higher than crapenter.
I’m so pissed off about the ~ $20 you charged me for the *.* nators,
that I bought you a daiquiri.
If you keep charging me less than I used to donate,well,lets just say that tickles me.Verbally,not physically.
Ha, bot money splits with Rudy, so thanks!
In a H2H Points League…..Pick two
@Grey: Hopefully they get traded. Just heard on Padres broadcast that the Brewers have notified all 29 teams that no one is off limits to trade.
Towel Thrown in early in Brewtown.
Yup, and yup
Tomas is hitting I know you were a big fan this pre season. Thoughts?
Yeah, I like him still
Ahh Grey I’m getting streamed to death and starting Walker today backfired big time… trailing by 50 going into the final day of my H2H Points matchup .. About to be handed my first loss unless hopefully my offense plus Happ @HOU, Bauer vs. TOR, and Hammerll vs. MIL can outscore his Lincecum, Fister and Kelly tomorrow..
Moving forward how should I just adjust my pitching staff after what you saw this weekend?
Available SP Pitching: Colome, Paxton, R. De Le Rosa, Fiers, Eovaldi, Hahn, J. Chavez, AJ Burnett, Quintana, Rodon, M. Gonzalez, A. Bradley, T. Walker, Hutchinson , J. Nelson, Iwakuma, J. Weaver, B. Anderson, C. Anderson, S. Baker, Masterson, Greene, Dickey, Cingrani, B. Morrow, W. Peralta, D. Norris, A. Warren, Shoemaker, I. Kennedy
10 Team H2H Pts
Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), ER (-2), HIT (-1), NH (+10) PF (+15)
(4) SP: Scherzer, C. McHugh, P. Hughes, L. Lynn
(3) RP: Chapman, Kimbrel, Grilli
Bench: (Bauer, Smyly, T. Wood, Happ, Hammell )
Fiers over Smyly
@Grey: Gahh looks I’m losing my first one but my opponent was on a mission to knock me off this week and I would have beaten 8 of the other teams so I can’t get too discouraged!
1. I actually dropped Happ already for Fiers so did I make a mistake? I shouldn’t doubt you but I’m surprised you’d recommended dropping Smyly though… in fact is it better to try and sell him? Maybe offer him to the Kluber owner who might be ready to give up? Or should I be trying to sell a different pitcher?
2. Also, is Hammel worth holding onto or should I drop him one of the above? Or just keep streaming?
3. Oh and Segura has been awesome since I picked him up a week ago but now after he got hit in the helmet today I don’t know who I should be replacing him with if he going to miss time? A. Simmons, Andrus, Iglesias, Rollins, A. Russell…
Thanks for the help man! Hope you had a good weekend!
1. Nope, sounds good 2. Hold, but depends on options 3. He could be okay, hold tight for now
Big Up Grey- first time, long time.
It’s like limbo
For Kluber, how low can you go
Should we go lower than yo bimbo panty hose ?
My pitching is pretty damn low
but feel my Outfield got mo ammo than Rambo
(A.Jones, C. Gomez, M.Kemp, Marisnick, Souza, Blackmon, Tomas)
Yeah, try Kemp
Wow Fiers today. Grab him or Colome?
@Grey: yup I agree. I got him. Can’t ignore 12 k’s. thx grey. Let’s go PAC man.
Valbuena was dropped in my league
My MIs are D Murphy & Kipnis & Semien, drop who to pick him? or not to? Thanks
once price plays in a non-tundra he looks fine. it was around 60 or so today in cleveland though, so kluber can’t hide behind weather today.
@Grey: weekly roto redraft. Kluber or cargo?
Rajai and Gose aboard. Gotta be a double steal, right?
@SteveNZ: did jew don have a holliday today?
@Montezuma’s Revenge… right now: it is saturday.
walden already mentioning problems with stiff shoulder. great. 20 team H2H dynasty with a bunch of extra stats, like put outs/doubles/triples/BB’s/assists/OF assists/double plays turned.
util van slyke
BN inciarte/choo/jose ramirez
arcia/alonso/revere all come off waivers tomorrow, i’m already at bottom from grabbing betancourt. d.peralta also out there, could grab him with inciarte and lock up ARI OF spot. raburn/lomo also out there.
1. drop van slyke for any of these? alonso has steady job (crawford and puig not out forever to give van slyke at bats)
2. keep inciarte over all of those?
@Grey: #2 so inciarte over revere then, i’m probably ok in steals already with leonys/andrus, might benefit from inciarte’s over production more than revere’s sagnoffyness.
3. keep jose ram over marwin G? he’s now starting and sees to for forseeable future.
Yeah, Ender… Yes, Jose
Dropped LoMo last night. Of course I did.
@SteveNZ: how deep of a league did you own lomo in?
Who in my team is better to trade for Kluber?
Greinke or Cole or both not
My CI Pooholes for their Arrieta or Shields or Tyson Ross? 10 team redraft h2h. Which fairest offer? Their CI Laroche
Moosetacos reliable enough as a CI in 5×5 +Hits+OPS?
Arrieta, it’s fair
Supergreen should be dropped in a 12 team with L & QS as extra cats?
@Fungazi: yeah try soylent greene, or maybe that’s what becomes of his owners if they start him. 12 teamers should have better options.
@Crapshoot Kershaw: Stuporgreene! It’s to open a roster spot, so I don’t need to pick up anyone to replace him.
@Fungazi: i like that name better than my soylent greene. sure, but might as well get better pitcher for a pitcher slot though, right?
@Crapshoot Kershaw: I feel like this guy is going to be back on my team every time he strings together some good starts for the rest of the year, and never do me much good. Ugh.
Hey Grey which side do you like…OBP
Was offered Bradley for Lincecum. I think I should take it right?
Kluber price probably just dropped a little bit.
Perfect time to buy!
souza for Tyson ross? wacha? hold?
Take a chance on C.Allen or Cishek ?
J d Martinez for degrom
Marisnick/mchugh. For pence/alex wood
Degrom/pence for Joey bats
Which sides!? 10 team roto h2h Thanks.
in a league with whip, K’s and BB’s, roto, stick with rodon or go back to fiers or kelly? rodon really allows a lot of runners, of course he’s really only had 2 shots also. 14 team roto, so not a lot of SP out there. could also drop 1 or more of c.anderson or rubby for fiers/kelly/greene. No ERA so guys like C.anderson/Rubby aren’t as bad as they would be in standard leagues, having most of their earned runs off homers, not clogging bases like Fiers had until today.
hamels is seriously turning into this season’s not-today Fiers. lots of hits and walks, but still K’s.
Happy Billy Burns day, Grey
Think he gets any playing time?
@The JoGarza: probably. Don’t think they called him up to ride the pine, they already had plenty of OF depth without him.
@Sky: don’t need anybody else stealing canha’s at bats, unless of course billy plays a LOT of course, i could use steals too.
He should’ve been given a shot over Fuld in CF to begin with
@Sky: don’t see why not.
Ha, and to you!
Do you still like Wong over Travis? Got both in a league, looking to sell one.
If it’s Travis, what tier player can I get? #3 SP and #2 OF? Or am I aiming too high?
Lance Lynn in return for Devon Travis sound fair or am I aiming too low there?
WT hell is polanco being taken out for? he’s been on base every time today.
@Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: the platooning since choate is a lefty, except if you actually look up choate’s stats, he doesn’t get lefties out. so PIT yanked a good fielder, who’s 3/3 on base, in a tie game that could go on for a while, for corey F’ing hart.
I got Fiers in a trade yesterday by complete accident in a 12 teamer. it was a 2 for 1 trade and I asked the guy to give me his worst pitcher so I didn’t have to use a transaction to pick a guy up since I’m almost capped this week. He gave me Fiers. I was expecting him to bomb and I would just drop and pick up someone else, but now I probably can’t drop him!
Xander is not doing a damn thing at SS for me. Would you dump him for Semien or Dannys? I could also dump DeSclafini who is my worst SP.
8 Team H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS, W, QS, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP