Yesterday, Carlos Carrasco went 5 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 3.95.  Whew.  Luckily, Carrasco was in that tier of preseason pitchers I said not to draft.  You still drafted him?  But I said he was like a skunked can of La Croix bacon-avocado cheeseburger flavor.  *scrunches nose*  You didn’t pay attention?  Aw geez.  Why?  Not to answer but to lower your head in shame.  Since you didn’t pay attention the first time, let me say it once more so you can again ignore it, “For the first time in his career, Carrasco (Careerasco?) threw 200 IP last year.  Not bad for a 25-year-old.  Less so for Carrasco who is 31 years old.  I know, I was surprised he was that old too.  Not as surprised, as say, a cat jumping out of a closet.  They should do a Cats revival on Broadway where the whole thing is cats jumping out of closets.”  And that’s me quoting me!  K/9 and velocity stabilizes fairly quickly and, well, his rates are kinda the dog’s breakfast.  His velocity is down over a mile, and his Ks are down from 10.2 to a 8.1 K/9, and he has the highest xFIP in six years.  If this doesn’t worry you, you might be slow on the uptake.  You repeat 3rd grade?  Do you think your password on all logins is *************?  Do you eat Thai and say, ‘Now my stomach is in knots?’  We might have to get you a tutor.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Francisco Lindor – 5-for-12, 3 runs, 6 RBIs and two homers (6, 7), hitting .278.  Live with me for a second.  Why are you moving my sweatpants to another closet?  Not speaking literally when I say live with me.  Metaphorically!  I ended up with Lindor/Giancarlo in three leagues, and I’m in 1st, and competitive in the other two.  If these Jolly Rockets get their shizz together, to the moon!  Photo proof:

Rajai Davis – 2-for-6 and his 6th steal.  “Be careful you don’t get any stems in my face hole.”  That’s Rajai, The King of SAGNOF, showing Bradley Zimmer how to feed him grapes.

Michael Brantley – 4-for-8, 2 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .348.  I have no love for Brantley, and BABIPs don’t lie, as Fantasy Shakira says, but Brantley’s doing all right.

Josh Donaldson – 4-for-11, 4 runs, 4 RBIs and his 4th and 5th homer, as he was activated from the DL.  To celebrate the occasion, he threw to first base like 50 Cent.

Yangervis Solarte – 8-for-10, 4 runs, 7 RBIs and his 8th and 9th homer, hitting .287.  If you drafted Yangervis and Jed Lowrie, people mocked your team a month ago.  Who’s having the last laugh?

Ronald Acuna – 3-for-5 and his 2nd homer, hitting .382.  If you haven’t watched his homer, you should.  It was an absolute blast to the 2nd deck in Metco.  Like a little Alfonso Soriano.  Maybe a little Andruw Jones.  Hey, this sounds like a baseball Mambo #5.   “A little Soriano in his swing…A little Andruw in his thang…A lotta Acuña on my teams!”

Ozzie Albies – 2-for-6, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .280.  If Acuña is Soriano, Albies looks like Lindor.  Not a dig at all, but he doesn’t have light tower power like Acuña — tilde break of dawn!

Nick Markakis – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .336.  Sparkakis!  He won’t be in this afternoon’s Buy column, but I guess he could be there if he’s owned in less than 50% of leagues, the Buy cutoff.  If jean cutoffs are jorts, then the Buy cutoffs must be borts.

Kurt Suzuki – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .304.  On one team, Rudy has Cervelli and Suzuki.  I’ll let you do the math, but let’s just say if you had Contreras and Posey, you would not be doing as well.

Julio Teheran – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.65.  I told ya that Tahiniran can be as hot as Mike The Rooster Sauce or Spicymayohiro Tanaka!  Because you’re likely wondering, Teheran’s perfs (that’s what the kids call them): 8.5 K/9, 4.4 BB/9, 4.64 xFIP, .267 BABIP, 36.7% GB rate, velocity down two miles to 89 MPH, do I have to continue, really, seriously, I’m asking ya, though I’m putting commas instead of question marks, c’mon.

Jacob deGromMets are now reporting deGrom might make his next start.  The Mets’ training staff is the physical manifestation of “Merely a flesh wound.”

Jason Vargas – 4 2/3 IP, 6 ER.  Then relieving him was Matt Harvey – 2 IP, 5 ER.

Kris Medlen – Will join Diamondbacks’ rotation on Friday to face the Astros.  There’s a lot of pressure on Medlen as being one of the last remaining of the nearly extinct starters, the Flat-Billed Pitchypus.  Be safe out there, Medlen, and don’t go too close to the northern zone of Correa.

Patrick Corbin – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.15, WHIP at 0.76.  Fernando Salas messed up my Corbin win and for that reason Salas is no palindrome of mine.

Christian Walker – Sent down by the Diamondbacks.  Now all the zombies in Arizona will be godless.  Could Godley help?

Steven Souza – 0-for-4 as he returned from the DL.  Yesterday was whatevs, but I have mucho amor for the sweet stylings of Souza.  When I saw he returned from the DL, I went to pick him up in every league of mine.  Even some leagues where I already owned him.  Hey, I have a lot of leagues; you forget sometimes.

Paul Goldschmidt – 0-for-4, 1 run, hitting .245.  Yo, did Paul Goldschmidt retire?  He looks like Gold…Schmidt.

Hyun-Jin Ryu – Out through the All-Star break with a groin strain.  Why is Ryu’s groin injury sidelining him for a few months? Davie Roberts explained that Ryu’s groin muscle tore completely off his bone.  This is what happens when you spend four hours before a game in the sauna.  He braised his damn groin.  The Dodgers subsequently fired their trainer, Tony Roma.

Austin Barnes – 1-for-2, 2 runs and his 1st homer, hitting .196.  ‘Member in the preseason and your inner monologue was like, “I’m smarter than the entire world and Austin Barnes is an absolute steal.  His name is Barnes, and not Barmes, right?  I need to exclaim the right name to not embarrass myself.”  The aloud, “BARMES!  DAH!”

Trevor Williams – 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.63.  I figured Williams in WASH was gonna end up looking ridden and put away wet.  All things considered, not a terrible start, I was still benching him everywhere, though.  I mean, I like him, but I’m not crazy, even Stream-o-Nator wasn’t having it.

Zach Davies – Hit the DL with a rotator cuff injury.  Davis will need time to work out The Kinks.

Mookie Betts – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting .370.  The Betts to ever do it!  I try to avoid cursing on the site, but Betts makes me want to drop some of the most loving f-bombs.  Not even drop the f-bombs, but gently place them down on feather pillows.

David Price – 3 2/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA up to 5.11.  Your mileage may vary on Gallo, Choo, DeShizz and Mazara, but the Rangers are not a good team.  I know, not revolutionary thought here, but they had The Falefa King hitting third yesterday.

Nomar Mazara – 2-for-5, 5 RBIs and his 6th homer, and 3rd straight game with a homer.  Mezzuzah!  For what it’s worth, he was a preseason sleeper.  And it better be worth something!

Albert Pujols – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs, hitting .248.  Now at 2,999 hits in his career.  If he reaches the milestone today, he will be the oldest person to reach 3,000 hits at the age of 62.

Jaime Barria – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.46.  His K/9 is 4.15, and his BB/9 is 4.15.  Not the kind of symmetry we’re looking for.

Andrelton Simmons – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs, hitting .327.  He is impossible to peg from year-to-year, and not simply because he’s an alien.  One year no power; one year lots of power; one year no average; another year average.  Andrelton, pick a lane!

Reynaldo Lopez – 6 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 0 Ks, ERA up to 2.43.  I really didn’t like what I was seeing from Reynaldo Lopez, but I was not fervently telling you to move on so… *taps chest*  That’s my b.  Actually, now that I think about it, what was the last thing I said about Rey-Lo? *searches site* DUDE!  He was last week’s Sell!  Oh, get out of here.  Don’t put that shizz on me.

Daniel Palka – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer in a week.  He won’t be in this afternoon’s Buy, but he could be a little schmotato for power.

Logan Morrison – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  He’s old and kind of garbage, but not that old, and not that garbagey.  I wouldn’t be surprised to see him heat up a little in the coming weeks.

Jake Odorizzi – 5 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.10.  Is there any pitcher that is more “he is what he is” than Odorizzi?  Maybe Lance Lynn.  And Ervin Santana.  The Twins like themselves some safe bleh, huh?

Trea Turner – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .281.  Would kinda prefer a single and three steals, but beggars can’t be choosers, which was prolly first said by someone who could afford to say it.  I’m pretty sure no actual beggar ever said it.

Ryan Zimmerman – 1-for-3 and his 5th homer, hitting .190.  Buy!  Seriously.  Nah, we don’t have time for vowels — Srsly!

Lance McCullers – 7 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.73 vs. Masahiro Tanaka – 6 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners (0 BBs), 5 Ks, ERA at 4.39.  I started both of these guys in multiple leagues — in one league, I started them both — and, instead of a medal or a pat on the back like I was some hero, I got two no decisions.  I’m going to punch myself.

Brad Peacock – 1 IP, 0 ER and the blown save.  Zero earned runs is totally deceiving, he dumped a load of garbage on Will Harris’ stat line (o IP, 3 ER).  Peacock kept his plumage clean.

Jorge Soler – 1-for-4, 3 runs and his 4th homer and 2nd homer in three games.  Soler will be in this afternoon’s Buy column, but you don’t have to wait for that.  You can though, since he’ll prolly be there still.

Salvador Perez – 2 hits, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, and yesterday was two days since Tuesday!  AHHH!!!!  RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!!!  SERIOUSLY, RUNNING IS GOOD FOR YOUR CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH.  OH, AND SORRY, MY CAPS LOCK BUTTON MIGHT’VE BROKE.

Alex Gordon – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 2nd homer, hitting .303.  Having a very under-the-radar season.  The radar is measuring “Worthwhile Fantasy Outfielers” and he’s way under that.

Miguel Cabrera – Left yesterday’s game with a hamstring strain.  Not sure why I’m thinking of Andruw Jones so much, but I wonder if there’s a way to figure out the breaking down of players who are more naturally talented.  It seems guys like Andruw, Hanley, Miggy, etc. break down quicker because they were more naturally gifted.  This may be a lot of hooey.

Nicholas Castellanos – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .309.  The Greek God of Hard Contact turned around lightning with a thunderous 383 foot blast, exclaiming, “Get that out of my house!  But you don’t have to go far, just barely past the fence.”  The Greek God of Hard Contact is nothing if not polite.

Sean Manaea – 6 IP, 4 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA up to 1.63.  The Regression Fairies are partial to early Hilary Duff, they believe in aromatherapy and they will ruin your ratios.

Stephen Piscotty – 1-for-3 and his 2nd homer.  Those of you that drafted him two years ago and fell into a ditch for 24 months, rejoice!

Nelson Cruz – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer.  I would not bet against Cruz hitting 35 homers.  Please, who’s got money to bet, I run a blog.

Ichiro Suzuki – Retired from baseball.  Much like Griffey, retirement was accelerated with sleeping during games.  At one point, the M’s found Ichiro asleep in the bat rack.  He said, “Sorry, this is just like one of those state-of-the-art Japanese hotels.”

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treesonthayer
treesonthayer
4 years ago

Peakcock kept his plumage clean haha love it!

IChiro
IChiro
4 years ago

I need another SP, Luke Weaver, Wacha, Felix, Teheran, Skaggs,,,

I’ll be cutting loose pujols or Desmond or kemp

jaone
jaone
4 years ago

What range of players i can offer to aquire Acuna?

Mike
Mike
4 years ago

In a 6*6 (OBP) Yahoo keeper league (keep 5), would you trade Acuña for Lindor?

CarlosMartinez'Barber
CarlosMartinez'Barber
4 years ago

Verdugo or Dahl 6×6 roto OBP and SLG

Believe In The Ball.. Throw Yourself
Believe In The Ball.. Throw Yourself
4 years ago

Hey Grey! Great stuff as always.. Forever keep 10 Roto + 10 farm/stash… 12 team… Tanking on purpose to reload and rebuild… my farm is Crazy good.. was just offered his Bichette & Puig for my Dejong & Olson.. I’d look to trade Puig later on for another asset .. Take it ??

Dave Funnell
Dave Funnell
4 years ago

Got another deal:

I give Mazara $1×1/Corbin $16×3
I get Weaver $1×2/Hendricks $1×1 (needs pitching)

Am I giving up too much? Swap Corbin for Giles or Franchy?

pts league

gumball
gumball
4 years ago

hey Grey, yearly 5×5 please pick 2 for ROS from :
Solarte
Smoak
jo martinez
healy
soler
kemp
Olsen
thanks gumball

JAL
JAL
4 years ago

Would you stream both Caleb Smith @ CIN and Tyler Mahle v. MIA tomorrow ? Thank you, my lord.

jra2828
jra2828
4 years ago

Folty at home vs SF or Wheeler at home vs COL

Steve D.
Steve D.
4 years ago

Pick one for a 5×5 redraft: Ryan Zimmerman, Ryon Healy, Justin Bour.

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
4 years ago

Am I crazy to be a little bit excited about Joey Bats joining the Bravos? As a freeman owner I feel like this could be a good thing. He’s got to be more intimidating behind freeman then Nick Markakis, right?

Reportedly crushed it in AAA before the call up. Maybe worth a cheap power grab.

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: dammit quit killing my dreams! Let me breathe, man!

Fantasy Fix
Fantasy Fix
4 years ago

Hey Grey!

Pick 2 OF from the below for ROS (ROTO – 6×6 OPS)

Schebler
Piscotty
Leonys Martin
Denard Span
Howie Kendrick

Thank you sir!

Jacks
Jacks
4 years ago

Would you drop any of these for Soler? Franchy, Peralta, Leonys?

J-FOH
J-FOH
4 years ago

If Michael Brantley is walking with a water bottle will someone yell at him “HEY CULLIGAN MAN!”?

Terrence Mann
Terrence Mann
4 years ago

Two weeks from deGrom’s next start, Mets doctors will issue a press release next to a photo of his severed right arm,

“We’ll call it a draw.”

Tweedledee
Tweedledee
4 years ago

Goldschmidt for Abreu & Z. Godley

Which side you on?

Scott
Scott
4 years ago

Is buehler even worth owning in qs format? He hasn’t gone more than 5 innings in the majors or minors this year? I like him, but not sure if it is worth it. Thanks

Q
Q
4 years ago

Rather have Newcomb or Rich Hill?

6 cats, QS instead of wins, K/BB is extra category

jon
jon
4 years ago

Folty at home vs the Meh Giants seems like a trap……. thoughts?

NUX
NUX
Reply to  jon
4 years ago

@jon: Crawford goes yard. He pitches OK, but loses out on a QS when he gives up a 4th or 5th run in the 6th. Still gets you the Ks you’d expect. That’s my guess. SON is into it but not over the moon, unsure if you had already checked.

jon
jon
Reply to  NUX
4 years ago

@anicholsnj:

Yeah im in a QS league so i may sit this one out

thank for the info

NUX
NUX
Reply to  jon
4 years ago

@jon: No prob. To be clear, I’m streaming him in a 12 team QS league myself… as the numbers from Rudy tell us we should. I’m just giving you my realistic expectations and maybe expecting or anticipating the letdown myself.

NUX
NUX
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Yes. But also talking up my batty call recs while we’re at it ;)

NUX
NUX
Reply to  jon
4 years ago

@jon: Also, this is knucks if anyone is curious. When I sign in for the SON or the HT tools, wordpress changes my nick for some reason. Clearly, I was checking them for you here jon haha

Willy Mo
Willy Mo
4 years ago

for you which order are these 3… Choo, Mancini, Canha?

Willy Mo
Willy Mo
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: how much are you buying into Cahnas breakout? im shocked he available in my expensive 12 team deep bench head to head cats league. pretty sharp competition with limited in season moves allowed so i guess folks are afraid they have seen this story before with canha, but i really wana take a stab with him

i guess im kind of concerned he loses playing time if/when fowler is called up but wouldnt they jus play canha in the corners over piscoti or joyce?

would you cut choo for canha?

The Baconator
The Baconator
4 years ago

Ha! The Greek God of Hard Contact :) Thanks for the laughs as always Grey!

Acuna is a HOF'er
Acuna is a HOF'er
4 years ago

looking to add newcomb for the upcoming 2 start week, jose martinez is the only drop option i have currently. make the move or hold & feel the FOMO.

web
web
4 years ago

Buehler over Soroka?

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: as a piggyback – I picked up Buehler for my 10-teamer (dropped barraclough).

With news from Dave Roberts that he’ll be in the rotation for the foreseeable future, is he a guy who has the upside to be worth stashing as long as he is starting, or more of a streamer?

Jack
Jack
4 years ago

Please rank Flaherty, Castillo, Urena, and Gohara ROS. Thanks.

Willy Mo
Willy Mo
4 years ago

matt adams is 2 more starts in the outfield away from picking up eligibility there (on espn) figured id share this!

herschel
herschel
4 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft. looking for some help at 3b. who do you like out of these guys? bautista, beltre (when he returns), escobar, candelario, healy or suarez?

thanks!

jack florida
jack florida
4 years ago

Estadio de Béisbol Monterrey

Capacity 27,000
Field size Left Field: 325 feet (99 m)
Center Field: 405 feet (123 m)
Right Field: 325 feet (99 m)

from wikipedia

Lucky Dog
4 years ago

Excellent analogy.

Me: “holy crap, he’s out for the season.”
deGrom: “have at thee!”

Montgomery worth stashing on my DL or nah?

peacecoast
peacecoast
Reply to  Lucky Dog
4 years ago

@Lucky Dog: I’m dropping him in my 12t mixed. 6-8 weeks? He was an SP5+ for me

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  peacecoast
4 years ago

@peacecoast: yeah, he’s my SP7 or 8. Maybe 9. But I hoard SPs like meth heads hoard old newspapers & petrified cats.

Savoy Special
Savoy Special
4 years ago

Ryon Healy or Maikel Franco ROS? Thanks!

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
4 years ago

Hello Grey,
I need an OF in my Yahoo 10 Team H2H Points League, but space is at a premium. I have J. Turner, Ray and Puig on the DL (the last dope is the reason I need an OF), but only 2 DL spots. Does adding a Rosario, Mancini, Choo, Soler or even Deshields over Puig make any sense? I could also drop a Pitcher, but I figured I would ask.

Thanks much Grey and have a nice weekend!

Karim
Karim
4 years ago

Points league question. Was offered Darvish and Boxberger for Carrasco. Is Darvish gonna get back to a “set it and forget it” pitcher or is he really this bad/average moving forward?

Also, is Archer someone to target in a trade based on the likelihood(?) that he gets traded to a better team this summer? I know he can rack up Ks when he’s on, but his past few years have been pretty average.

herschel
herschel
4 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft. bregman for shaw? who do you like?

Nature boy
Nature boy
4 years ago

AL only pts – Lose Danny Duffy, Jamie Garcia, or Yonny Chirinos (no DL) for Romero? If so how what percentage of FAAB? thanks!

woooooooooooo!

maharis
maharis
4 years ago

6×6 OPS/QS. which side do you like:

Buehler/Morton or Villanueva/Darvish?

Matty
Matty
4 years ago

I went to the M’s game last night- gorgeous facility, nearly empty, beer cost almost as much as the ticket- and realized that I own more Mariners than I expected. Without any research to back up my assertion I’ll say they’re more ownable than most other lineups.
On top of that, the Edwin Diaz intro video is bonkers, I can’t find it online so I guess folks will have to get to Safeco to see it. The $15 bleacher seats are worth it.

Quick pitching question; at the bottom half of my rotation in a 12 team H2H redraft, would you lose any of Gausman, Ed-Rod, or Wacha for Trevor Williams, Walker Buehler, or Teheran? I’m inclined to do the full switch. Thanks a bunch.

JJ
JJ
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:
It really is a beautiful park. Especially when the train comes by. Puts the kingdome to shame.

maharis
maharis
4 years ago

6×6 QS/OPS which side do you want:

Buehler/Morton or Villanueva/Darvish?

Humm Baby
Humm Baby
4 years ago

Lost Cueto… Chatwood and Skaggs available.. who do you like better in short term?

Packers
Packers
4 years ago

Hey Grey, couple trades I’m thinking of offering. 12 team roto keep all.
1. My Rizzo and Carrassco for Moncada, Cespedes, Porcello and JA. Happ.
2. Carrasco, ODB, Jansen, for K. Hendricks, Viz, and either Beni or Castellanos.
Going for it this year. I just got Carrasco and R. Zim for Belt, Lamb and Castillo.
Kluber, Bauer and Nola lead my SP’s.

Packers
Packers
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Ok, thanks, glad I asked.

Steve
Steve
4 years ago

14-team

Leonys, Franchy or Adams (shomatoing hard) – UTIL

Thanks

BAC
BAC
4 years ago

5×5 OBP

Putting out some trade ideas. Please list in order of interest.
Snell, Newcomb, Happ, A. Wood.

Trying to pry Bauer out. Sano for Bauer?

BAC
BAC
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Thank You

TobiasFunkeAnalRapist
TobiasFunkeAnalRapist
4 years ago

Great work my man. I need some advice, and sorry about how long this will be. 12 team h2h 6×6 cats league with obp and qs with the traditional categories. Pitching is crazy inflated in this league and I’m looking longterm with my roster. You can keep up to 9 and contracts go up $3 per year. My team is as follows:
C: Yadi
1b: Goldy, 2 years at $38
2b: Albies, has not signed a contract (will have to sign him after this year) likely to 4 years at 20
3b: Arenado, 3 years at like 31 or something
ss: Tim anderson
Of: Trout, 3 years at 50
Springer, 2 years at 20
Acuna, wll have to sign him after this year, likely will be 4 years at 19
Teoscar
Eddie Rosario
Devers, could be signed at end of year if he picks it up

Pitchers: Corbin, Manaea, clevinger, castillo for one more year at 13, weaver, Taillon, Aaron Sanchez, rich hill, Junis, Soroka, Lucchesi, Jmont and Rodon on DL.

So I was thinking about moving goldy due to his price and since I will be signing Acuna and albies to long term deals at the end of this year. Also goldy looks lethargic and had a horrible end to his last season and the humidor might actually be affecting him (gasp). After speaking with some people about it I have the following offers:

1. Goldy and Rich hill for Abreu (won’t keep) and Newcomb

2. Goldy and lucchesi for Gohara, Abreu and newcomb

3. Goldy and rich hill for Bellinger on a 4 year deal at 19 per year.

The first two have been proposed to where I am hoping the guy for trade 3 will do it. So which trade would you do? Or would you just wait on Goldy? Thanks man.

TobiasFunkeAnalRapist
TobiasFunkeAnalRapist
Reply to  TobiasFunkeAnalRapist
4 years ago

@TobiasFunkeAnalRapist: I also have walker buehler, I figure my keepers would be like trout, arenado, albies, acuna, maybe devers or if one of those OF go off. and then castillo and 3 other pitchers (manaea, corbin, one of those young guys etc.) I feel like Goldy is expendable due to the price of some of my other guys.

knucks
knucks
4 years ago

The BVP is telling me that Crawford crushes Folty, if anyone needs a Friday MI batty call today for some reason.

Charlie Varon
Charlie Varon
4 years ago

Grey,

Are you worried about Goldschmidt? Some people will say it’s the humidor but look at what Pollock is doing. How much longer do we wait around before we start to worry about Goldschmidt?

dubjay
dubjay
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:
what do you think about offering Pollock for Goldy? I think he may bite

Charlie Varon
Charlie Varon
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

Thanks!! I own him in both of my leagues but waiting for him to wake up. If you’re not worried, I’m not worried.

Gonzomania
Gonzomania
4 years ago

Need some feedback for some trade ideas…
I’m kind of all set with darvish…since last year he has lost command and k rate is declining..nonetheless..
What should I do? Are these fair?

1.trade..yu for pivetta and Rosario
2. Yu for Newcomb and b.norris
3. Trying to make it yu for pivetta and kimbrel
4..bonus trade.. judge for nelson Cruz and Carlos Martinez

Thank and cheers for cinco de mayo this weekend razzballers

Paul
Paul
4 years ago

With Rendon and buxton coming back I am going to have to figure out who to hold and who to drop.
Scott kingery PHI SS 2B OF 3B
Michael Kopech CWS SP
Willie Calhoun TEX OF
Ryon Healy SEA 1B 3B

Rendon should come back first who should I drop when this happens

Second who do I drop when buxton comes back

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
4 years ago

Hey Grey,
SON says yes, but would you start Walker Buehler against Lucchesi’s Padres in Mexico (RCL)? To add to the international intrigue, the forecast calls for thunderstorms throughout the game time. Thanks a lot!

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Cool! BTW, looked up Estadio de Beisbol dimensions. It’s 325 ft in the corners and 405 ft to center field. So not too tiny at all.

PS: Fernando Valenzuela is throwing out the first pitch, which is cool.

Thanks again!

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Holy crap! I guess I’d better sit him then. Thanks for the update

MediOAKer Matt
MediOAKer Matt
4 years ago

stream 1 tomorrow:

Taillon @ MIL ($8.7)
Mahle vs MIA ($7.1)
Smith @ CIN ($0.7)

knucks
knucks
4 years ago

I loved your take on that Yankee Hotel Foxtrot doc on the Pod. And by that I mean Wilco > Kanye. More talent in Tweedys drummer son’s pinkie than this Kanye goof don’t @ me.

And thank you to Ralph for the hard take on Kanye as well. I had to rewind 30 seconds to the beginning of the pod a few times just to enjoy it again. But yea. Fuck Kanye. Dood can pop-shuvit up his ass, please go away!

NUX
NUX
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: I certainly did. And saw them again last summer when they came back to Philly.

Savoy Special
Savoy Special
4 years ago

start Franchy Cordero or Marcus Semien today? Thanks!

Savoy Special
Savoy Special
Reply to  Savoy Special
4 years ago

@Savoy Special: it’s Cordero in Sandiego against Walker Buehler and Semien in Oakland vs Andrew Cashner

Jason
Jason
4 years ago

What do you think of Ryan Zimmerman vs Villanueva?

NATRONEMEANSBUSINESS
NATRONEMEANSBUSINESS
4 years ago

10 team dynasty/keeper league. Trade either Hoskins or Bellinger for Acuna?

Savoy Special
Savoy Special
4 years ago

Matt Chapman or Ryon Healy ROS? Thanks!

bigbear
bigbear
4 years ago

How long does it take you to go through the initial comments each morning? Not the ongoing stuff banter, but to do a once through sweep of the questions/comments? Inquiring minds…

On the reals, that’s one thing I admire about you and Razzballian contributors is how you answer every comment. Not only is the content great, but the “customer service” is top notch.

Cheap Seats
Cheap Seats
4 years ago

Carrasco’s making me cry (Cryasco? Carrascry? Cryascry?) but I didn’t start razzing until the season started.

So, am I streaming him ROS? Wait until a couple good starts and then flipping him for a fizzier can of LaCroix? Maybe butter pecan flavor.

Also, who you got ROS? Need some rbi and slg.

Franchy, Hicks, M Olson

Thanks!

bigbear
bigbear
Reply to  Cheap Seats
4 years ago

@Cheap Seats: You’re not dropping him. You may bench him for some starts. But I’ll probably be trotting him out there for most match-ups at this point. He’s still better than most of what you’ll find on the waivers. You’re just not getting the #1-2 ace you hoped for.

I’d like to say Franchy, but SD… I’d probably go with Hicks and the NYY goliath.

Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up
Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up
4 years ago

I feel an unearned sense of accomplishment for following your advice and seeing you at the tops of a Tout War. Go brotha Grey go! FML for-evah, Razznation!

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

Are you holding Willie Calhoun in redrafts (12 teams), or would you lose him for actually contributing guys like Leonys or a just-dropped Michael Taylor?

Wilsonian
Wilsonian
4 years ago

Who you riding for now (pick 3):

Fatt Adams
Pillar
Franchy
Soler
Rosario (of the Eddie variety, not Dawson)
Gordon
Eugenio

8 Team H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SV, AVG, OBPS

Wilsonian
Wilsonian
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: sorry, that was Alex Gordon. I wish Dee was available!

Wilsonian
Wilsonian
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Haha! Then he’s off the list! Who would be the third pick there, then?

Herschel
Herschel
4 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft. need to drop one. kingham, romero or caleb smith? who goes?

Clive
Clive
4 years ago

In a keeper league is it time to stash Vlad Jr?

I’d have to drop Hanley, Lowrie or Conforto – or I Could drop Kela (have Diaz, Boxberger, Norris and Knebel back soon)..

Who would you drop?

Thanks!

bigbear
bigbear
Reply to  Clive
4 years ago

@Clive: Yes, now’s the time. Drop Conforto regardless. He’s probably bench fodder for you at this point anyway.

batflix
batflix
Reply to  Clive
4 years ago

@Clive:
How many do you keep?
But, yeah man, Vladdy Jr gonna go all Prince Fielder on us as soon as next year, go get him
I’m dropping Hanley there, easy, 2 HR in the last 30 and the Bull semen seems to be wearing off, and he’s older than most people think
but wouldn’t blink twice about Kela either depending on the Saves situation in your league
if someone dropped Conforto in my keeper league he’s easy the top waiver priority pick,
are you guys crazy? This might now be his best season coming off a serious injury but imo he’s a great keeper player who put up 930+ ops last year at 24 yrs old
in 2016 10 players had a 930 ops, 17 in ’17 ; very rarely does a young player put up a number like that without lots of talent
but like I asked first , if you only keep like 3 then .. none of this matters

Clive
Clive
Reply to  batflix
4 years ago

@batflix: Yeah I agree. He’s only had 70 ABs this year (Conforto) too early to give up on him.. we keep 5 and I already have 5 I want to keep, but I could potentially trade a great keeper down the stretch to a team out of contention for some playoff ammo (Ace SP, etc).. always good to have options. Thanks!

BL
BL
4 years ago

1. Offer my $1 Ed. Rod (keepable at $6) for $5 Pivetta (keepable at $10)?

2. Starting Odor and Rendon right now because my DL is full of injured guys I don’t want to drop. I have $5 Senzel (keepable at $10) on my bench… Was hoping he’d get the call with Gennett ailing, but with the reports of Senzel’s vertigo issue cropping up again I don’t know how much longer I can stash him with all the injured guys I’ve got.

Drop Senzel for schmotato Kipnis so I can bench Odor?

I could also drop a DL guy instead of Senzel or just hold pat and start Rendon and Odor until they return from DL. I’ve got Puig, Eaton, $1 Jimmy Nelson (keepable at $6), Robbie Ray and the above mentioned Odor and Rendon.

Thanks Grey always appreciate your help!

BL
BL
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Thanks!

Richard
Richard
4 years ago

Yasmani Grandal or Brian McCann rest of season? 5×5 Roto, 12-team. Thanks!

Humm Baby
Humm Baby
Reply to  Richard
4 years ago

@Richard: Having owned McCann earlier this year, he plays like 3 games a week.. Grandal plays almost every day and switch hits. No brainer.

Ron Pridgen
Ron Pridgen
4 years ago

Taillon, Kingham, Guerra, Faria – Top 2?

mrm3711
mrm3711
4 years ago

Hey Grey,
12-team Y! league, just swapped my Christian Villanueva for his Ryan Zimmerman. Villanueva has been great but his track record for power isn’t stellar (his typical ISO in the minors was .2 at the highest and he’s still hovering around .4) and his average seems like it’s going to drop; on the other side, Zimmerman is always an injury concern but his BABIP is still ony .195 and he’s already starting to pick it up. How did I do?

Gotime
Gotime
4 years ago

Followed your rankings for every player but still ended up with Carrasco.. Ill blame the tequila shots on draft day for that… Now I feel like Ken Giles’ing myself …
H2H weekly Timmy Anderson at SS would you ship off Carrasco for either Baez or Story (or either to upgrade over Anderson) or hold?

peacecoast
peacecoast
4 years ago

sup G,

Soler or Franchy ROS?

Hepcat13
Hepcat13
4 years ago

Yahoo, 12 team H2H 5×5

Mallex Smith or Delino DeShields ROS?

Thanks!

peacecoast
peacecoast
Reply to  Hepcat13
4 years ago

@Hepcat13: deshizz!

Hepcat13
Hepcat13
Reply to  Hepcat13
4 years ago

@Hepcat13: Sorry, also trade in same league: T. Williams for L. Castillo, who wins? Thanks!

bigbear
bigbear
Reply to  Hepcat13
4 years ago

@Hepcat13: I’ll take the Castillo upside. In a 12 team league, you can find a Williams-ish replacement on waivers. Castillo upside is a rarer find.

Random Collmenter
Random Collmenter
4 years ago

Was offered Pollock for Corbin straight up in a 5×5 roto redraft league. Slightly worried about Corbin’s velocity dip yesterday (88-89 mph). Thoughts?

Here’s the rest of my team (I’m in first place):

C- Gattis (gonna drop soon)
1- Bellinger
2- Albies
3- Gallo
SS- Anderson
OFs- Trout Springer Michael taylor
U- chris Taylor
BN- Gleyber, Andujar, teoscar

SPs- Verlander Corbin Manaea Fulmer McCullers Darvish Buehler
RPs- Aroldis Herrera Giles/Devenski

Thanks Grey!

Random Collmenter
Random Collmenter
Reply to  Random Collmenter
4 years ago

@Random Collmenter:

Also have J Turner on the DL…

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  Random Collmenter
4 years ago

@Random Collmenter: This team name and logo is incredible.

knucks
knucks
Reply to  Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
4 years ago

@Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: Agreed. Always been one of my favs. Well done Randy Collmenter.

Carls
Carls
4 years ago

Who is my drop- Cron, Adams, or Alonso.

I am thinking Alonso. Adams for short-term hotness, and Cron is ranked higher long-term.

Jack
Jack
4 years ago

1. Think Flaherty will be up anytime soon?
3. Grab Flaherty, Castillo, Urena, or Gohara?
Thanks.

Jack
Jack
Reply to  Jack
4 years ago

Oh, and ignore #2.

Curt C
Curt C
4 years ago

Please rank for ROS for OPS/HR, CJ Cron, Scott Schelber or Matt Adams,

gc tacos
gc tacos
4 years ago

Need some lineup help (Dynasty H2H Points)–

C JT Realmuto
1B Belllinger
2B Albies
3B Devers
SS Story
2B/SS Merrifield
1B/3B A Cabrera
OF Harper
OF JD Martinez
OF Hoskins
OF Teoscar
OF Canha
Util Mauer
Bench E Nunez, M Conforto, Kepler, Dahl, D Robertson, A Hays, N Senzel, F Mejia

P Severino
P Wood
P Castillo
P Snell
P T Williams
P Pivetta
P T Ross
P Kingham
P Foltynewicz
P F Romero
RP Doolittle, Bradley, Herrera, Ottavino, Norris, Nicasio, Kela

DL Robbie Ray
DL Puig

What can I do to improve my pitching. Currently, that’s my greatest weakness. I feel like I’ll have to at least part with JD to get someone decent, or ride the Streamonator til the end.

phil
phil
4 years ago

I need to drop two?
Asdrubal Cabrera,Marcus Semien, Andrelton Simmons , Franchy Cordero, Tim Anderson,
Mallex Smith, Manuel Margot, Zack Cozart

Sandman
Sandman
4 years ago

Hey Grey,

Do you start the following in a roto league where my ratios are destroyed and I need some serious help in them?

-Pivetta @WAS
-Mikolas v CHC

Thanks!

Steve
Steve
4 years ago

Ryu‘s injury sounds gnarly. Does anyone know of anyone else, especially a pitcher coming back from this type of injury mid-season? I’m wondering if it’s even worth holding him as a DL spot. Might replace his DL spot with Melancon…

what do you think?

Thanks

Tommy Toughnuts
Tommy Toughnuts
4 years ago

Dahl Conforto or Jose Martinez ROS?

bigbear
bigbear
Reply to  Tommy Toughnuts
4 years ago

@Tommy Toughnuts: Jo-Mart.

Kermit
Kermit
4 years ago

I play in a 3-year keeper league. Am I crazy to offer Rafael Devers for Vlad Guerrero Jr.? I can slot in Christian Villanueva at 3B if I trade Devers. (I don’t think the guy with Guerrero will go for it, but I can’t tell which one of us is bananas.)

Josh Freeman
Josh Freeman
4 years ago

Oh great Grey,

can I drop Carlos Santana for Belt or Zimmerman or just hold and be patient???

espn writer looking for advice
espn writer looking for advice
Reply to  Josh Freeman
4 years ago

@Josh Freeman:

Santana is always a slow starter and a 2nd half guy. Never draft him always buy him around mid June.

Career .220 hitter first half
Career .270 hitter 2nd half

bigbear
bigbear
Reply to  espn writer looking for advice
4 years ago

@espn writer looking for advice: Ha! Love the name!

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

Hey Grey! Trying to sort out my SP FAAB bidding – with Ryu and Ray gone for a bit, could use a reinforcement or two with intact groins and obliques.

How would you prioritize these guys? Anyone worth more than $1?

Trevor Williams (@CWS, then v. CWS, @CIN, v. STL, @STL . . . )
Kingham (v SF, v SD, @CIN, then similar to Williams)
Soroka (unclear, but likely @MIA, v. CHC, @PHI, v. NYM)
Tyler Anderson (v LAA, @SD, @SF, v. CIN, v LAD)
Fer. Romero (@STL, @LAA, v MIL, @SEA)

Thanks!

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?