No joy comes from benching your ace and having him do a shot of Visine right as he’s going to bed.  “I’m just going to tuck myself in with a glass of warm milk and a Visine back.”  Nope, that brings me zero enjoyment.  It’s like calling your mechanic and telling him that your brakes don’t work, which you found out after the valet drove your Peugeot into a Chipotle.  (Even Chipotles have valets in LA.)  Car’s ruined, at least I wasn’t in the damn car, but no joy.  That’s what I’m getting right now from Carlos Martinez.  Yesterday, he went 4 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 3.24, and it’s his 4th straight lackluster start in a row since returning from injury.  He was on my bench, because I don’t trust him at all, but my car’s still being used as a salsa bar, and I don’t want pico de gallo on my hood!  I want the ace pitcher I drafted!  I have to assume C-Mart is still hurt, because it hasn’t only been the series of bleh starts, but the control in his last four games has been atrocious 20 BBs in 16 2/3 IP.  Yesterday’s command was technically better, unless you consider being wild in the zone as big a problem.  Sadly, he needs to stay on your bench until he either rights the ship or hits the Disgraceful List.  Effin’ pico de gallo hood ornament!  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Matt Carpenter – 1-for-3 and his 13th homer, and 29th homer this week.  Know how I know he’s about to slow down?  I’m starting to feel pangs that I wished I drafted him.  Within a day or two those pangs will dissipate again to, “Yeah, that’s why I didn’t draft him.”

Michael Wacha – Hit the DL with an oblique strain which was so painful he couldn’t breath without pain.  See you around mid-August, Wacha!

Brent Suter – 7 IP, 2 ER, 3 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.15.  You might remember Brent Suter as a guy I drafted in Tout Wars in the free round.  Or as my autocorrect likes to call him, Brent Super.  Yo, autocorrect might be better drafting than some ‘perts.  Now that I think about it, it does always autocorrect one name to Andy Barrens.  Whoa.  *mind blown*

Lorenzo Cain – 2-for-3, 2 runs 1 RBI and his 16th steal, hitting .294, but left with hamstring cramps.  I think you’re okay if you own him, but if you wanna form a prayer pyramid, I’m here for you.

Brett Gardner – Remained out yesterday with a day-to-day injury that has lasted longer than a few celebrity marriages.

Masahiro Tanaka – Will throw off the mound on Sunday.  When he returns in weeks (months?) to the rotation, he’ll past-a Lasagna.

Aaron Judge – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 19th homer, hitting .281.  Not bad for a 280-mound of muscles.  If you were to put David Eckstein’s head on Judge’s body, he’d have 19 homers too!

Luis Severino – 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.24.  You know your season’s going pretty well when you throw a ball of whacks in a start and your ERA is still below 2.25.

Miguel Andujar – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his .290.  He’s not in this afternoon’s Buy column because he’s owned in too many leagues.  Supposedly, at least, but I still get a ton of questions about picking up Andujar.  To which I say, “Andujar waiting for?”

Jean Segura – Out with a forearm infection.  Which is different than Iron Mike Sharpe who had a forearm inflection point.

Kyle Seager – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer, hitting .228.  As I said to someone recently in the comments, Seager is still a .250 guy.  Players are who they are until they prove to us they’re something else.  A couple months around .225 doesn’t make him a .225 hitter.  Not to mention (Grey’s got more points to make!), if he had 72 hits right now instead of 66, he’d be hitting .250.  One more hit every ten games and he’s hitting close to 25 points better, i.e., batting average is silly.

Jaime Garcia – Could be demoted to the bullpen.  I heard that and immediately scrambled to see who they were calling up to replace him, then I saw they were talking about Sam Gaviglio, so that was a worse scramble than anything by Eli Manning.  By the way, Rudy’s already released his fantasy football projections.  (Clickbait!)

Randal Grichuk – 1-for-4 and his 8th homer, and 3rd homer this week.  Of course, he will be in this afternoon’s Buy column, but if you need power, have at him!

Aaron Sanchez – 1 IP, 2 ER and left with an undisclosed injury.  At least undisclosed to me.  Don’t worry, Aaron Sanchez is still on MasterChef.

Kole Calhoun – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and 2nd homer in two games.  It appears Calhoun is hot.  No, really, he’s a bright red!  Oh, wait, that’s just his hair color.

Luis Valbuena – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and two homers (7, 8), hitting .222.  Hey, The Sciosciapath’s two years of loyalty to Valbuena for no reason have finally paid off!  He must’ve known something.

Justin Anderson – 1 IP, 0 ER, and his 3rd save, ERA at 3.08.  Maybe it was giving up five earned runs in his last three appearances that left Blake Parker on the bench.  Maybe The Sciosciapath simply forgot who he named his closer.  Either is possible.

Kyle Gibson – 6 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.25.  Pretty meh start, but better than it had any right to be vs. the Sawx.  Either way, I had no idea Kyle Gibson looks like he mansplains everything.  “Actually, pancakes in France are crepes.”  Ugh, Kyle Gibson, why do you have to be behind me in every buffet line?

Mookie Betts – 3-for-6, and his 19th homer, hitting .344.  Been a bit boring recently to own.  He’s only now on pace for a top 50 season in the history of fantasy baseball, and not top 10.  Bummer.

Andrew Benintendi – 2-for-6, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer, hitting .292.  I was about to call him Andy Benny, and that sent me on a 45-minute trip around the internet watching and reading old jokes by Jack Benny, which led me to George Burns, which led me to Art Carney, which led me to Jackie Gleason.  For my money, Burns holds up the best; Jack Benny is the worst.  Don’t @ me.  “Your money or your life.”  “I’m thinking.”  Guess it’s in the delivery.

Rick Porcello – 7 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners (1 hit), 5 Ks, ERA at 3.44.  Now Porcello will give up a few runs in his next outing and his ERA will move back to 3.65, then he’ll throw a solid start and back to 3.55, then to 3.45 then to 3.67 then–Shut up, I’m getting my Magic Eight Ball money’s worth!

Jesse Winker – 1-for-2, 4 RBIs and his 4th homer, a grand slam.  That’s gotta be a confidence booster, right?  I mean, what’s better than hitting your first career grand slam?  How about hitting a grand slam and not getting pulled from the game for Phillip Ervin?!  Why do the Reds continue to platoon Winker?!  What are they playing for?!  Why is this so maddening to me?!  I have interrobang questions, y’all?!

Matt Harvey – 6 Ip, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 5.66, but he’s really turned his season around with the Reds.  On the Mets, he had a 7 ERA; on the Reds, it’s barely a 5 ERA!  Great stuff.  Take a bow, and curtesy your cape, Dark Knight.

Jason Heyward – 4-for-5, 1 run, hitting .283 on the year, and .250 in the last week.  He also has four homers on the year.  Heyward and Winker should time travel back to 1907 and lead the league in homers.

Bryce Harper – 1-for-1, 1 RBI, 2 BBs and zero Ks.  The Orioles pitchers have magical, curative powers!

Colby Rasmus – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer.  He hadn’t played since the first week of the season, and, of course, he returns on a short schedule day and homers.  What’s Monday’s slate like next week?  I might wanna grab Rasmus!

Mark Trumbo – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer, hitting .262, and has three homers in the last four games.  As a fantasy baseball Yoda would say, “Schmotato hot, grab, don’t think.”

Anthony Rendon – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer, hitting .282.  I’m telling you, he is capable of a few huge months back-to-back.

Shelby Miller – Set to return on Monday.  A Shelby can do your income taxes.  If you need a root canal, Shelby’s your man, but getting on the hump and pumpin’ in 95 MPH fastballs is not Shelby’s strong suit.

Ketel Marte – 2-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .246.  You better believe he’s going to be in this afternoon’s Buy column.  I’ll list a reason and number it oddly:  Ketel, one, is making me drunk.

Zack Godley – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.64.  His ERA says everything.  It is saying that he’s been all over the place with his results — good and bad.  Or if his name is Jules, “It’s the wallet that says good and bad motherf**ker.”

Chad Kuhl – 2 IP, 8 ER, ERA up to 4.56.   How about not Kuhl?

Wil Myers – 0-for-3 as he returned from the DL.  There’s no bigger dick move than being on the DL for six weeks longer than what was originally reported, then randomly coming back on a Thursday, while you sit on my bench in a weekly league as I start Sean Rodriguez, because there’s no one on waivers and you could’ve gave me some advanced warning, WIL FREAKIN’ MYERS.  But I’m not mad.

Madison Bumgarner – 8 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.20 vs. Tyson Ross – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.34.  This matchup was of the 1927 Padres vs. the 1927 San Francisco Giants.  Those years are significant to each franchise because neither team existed, so their offenses weren’t good either.  The Padres had a Father whose speciality was squeezing barley between his toes for his trappist ale.  The Giants in San Francisco, not affiliated with the Giants in New York, consisted mostly of people who were absolutely positive there was still some gold left, and a coach who had a world famous sourdough starter.

Mark Melancon – 1 IP, 0 ER, and his 1st save.  Who knows if he can stay healthy, but you knew El Grande Cabeza Bochy wanted Melancon to be the closer.  Or at least you should’ve known this.  I could see Watson or Smith still seeing opportunities, but it’s likely Melancon until he’s hurt.

Ronald Acuna – Will begin a rehab assignment today.  Finally.  Lohan got to rehab faster.  Let’s go Acuña!

Dan Straily – Received a five game suspension for throwing at Buster Posey.  Straily, are you crazy?  MLB made an entire rule to protect Buster Posey.  Throw at him and MLB’s next rule change will be pitchers can only throw to 2nd base.

Nolan Arenado – 2-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 16th homer, hitting .317.  I think I’ve finally isolated the 47,788,921 bacteria found in the common cold and can now work towards a cure.  I’m just going to negligently leave my lab results by this open window–NOOOO!!!  Torenado!!!

Yoenis Cespedes – Will begin running soon.  That was also the first chapter of The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Todd Frazier – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 8th homer, hitting .225.  It means nothing since it was in Coors, except it might mean something to the Rockies.  You know they see Frazier and they’re thinking, “Can you play 1st base?  How do you feel about playing the outfield so we can move David Dahl and Ramiel Tapia down the depth chart?  What about moving Murphy to the bench and catching for the Colorado Stallones?  Our real name, by the way, people just call us Rockies.”

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Jack
Jack
4 years ago

Teoscar or Thames?

Jack
Jack
4 years ago

Kyle Tucker call-up ETA? Stash him, Vlad, Eloy, or Senzel? Thx.

Steve
Steve
4 years ago

Who do you like better longer term and as a bench bat moving forward, Meadows or C Fraizer? Coin flip?

Feel like if Frazier can find playing time he has a much better shot of being driven in by his stacked team. Meadows though has shown flashes of greatness.

Thanks

Your Mothers Lover
Your Mothers Lover
4 years ago

This is the only site I am looking at the rest of the way. Pull me out of the cellar.
Who wins this trade and by how much.
Tanaka / Eaton for Saroka / Dozier

chris pierce
chris pierce
4 years ago

Grey, I know it awful lol.

Drop C Smith for Gibson or Musgrove?

Also, thoughts of Dozier ROS.

Kershaw – DL
Strausburg – DL
Nola
Bundy
EROD
Maeda
Tailon
Smith, C
German

chris pierce
chris pierce
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: any other buy pitchers you like to promote?

Dave D, Licensed Sciosciapathologist
Dave D, Licensed Sciosciapathologist
4 years ago

All-Sciosciapath, Mike’s Angels all time favorite starting Line-up spreading across eras.

C: Jeff Mathis
1b: Casey Kotchman
2b: Macier Izturis
ss: Eric Aybar
3b: Alberto Callaspo
lf: Gary Matthews Jr.
cf: Darrin Erstad
rf: Garrett Anderson
dh: Juan Rivera
sp: Jered Weaver; Jarrod Washburn; Ramon Ortiz; John Lackey; Aaron Sele
cl: Troy Percival

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

Definitely, after all, he had Jim Edmonds traded (for Kent Bottenfield no less)because Erstad “didn’t like his attitude”. The only question would be whether to start Erstad at CF or 1B.

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

Lol. In Scioscia’s mind likely “he’s a better natural althete than Trout.” S

your mom
your mom
4 years ago

hi! 20 team h2h keep forever.

which side:
albies/gleyber/blackmon/box or ram/stras/ray/a.simmons?

thanks!

Eric Favaloro
Eric Favaloro
4 years ago

Hi Grey,

Of course this happens with Melancon.I have a question, but a little whining first..I drafted him as my first closer in the 17th round (thought it was an awesome pick at the time; still do), and then I kept him on my DL for the first 2 months when I could have really used the spot for other injuries I was dealing with… even when he came back in June and wasn’t getting save opps, I kept him around. When Strickland went down and Bochy went out of his way to NOT mention Melancon, I finally decided to wash my hands with Melancon, and I dropped him 2 days ago to stream Jose Urena coincidentally at AT&T (what a gem!).

You can imagine my mood when I woke up this morning and saw Melancon got the save…

Finally, my question: would you drop Seranthony Dominguez for Melancon? I think/know the answer is yes, but this is assuming that Melancon clears waivers before I’m able to add him as a FA (which I doubt is gonna happen).

Johnnyhobbes
Johnnyhobbes
4 years ago

Hey Grey, I’m looking to better my pitching. C-mart has me worried the rest of the season. Sale is … for sale. I have t story and trea Turner (with pollock on dl). Trea Turner for sale?

Johnnyhobbes
Johnnyhobbes
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: thanks man, I do appreciate your input

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
4 years ago

In regards to my go-to breakfast going forward…drop greek yogurt for avocado toast?

Gonzo
Gonzo
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Love this

maccer64
maccer64
4 years ago

Happy Friday Grey!

Please rank ROS:

Desmond, Nimmo, ODB

Thanks!
LG

yo adrian
yo adrian
4 years ago

what happens to beltre’s value if he ends up in PhillY?
surprisingly available in a shallow league where i own muncy, puig & pederson.

Scott
Scott
4 years ago

Kipnis showing signs of life. Kipnis or happ ross? Thx

Luke
Luke
4 years ago

Correa, Bryant, Carrasco for trout and Nola?

Thoughts?

Luke
Luke
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: yeah for sure. I don’t think he will bite on anything with yelich in it, and I know he has another offer of dozier, judge, and Cole for trout and Nola so I want to get the trade

Earl
Earl
4 years ago

Hopefully I have not asked this already, would you trade schoop for Yoan Moncada?

Trade analyzer leans bit in Schoop favour. Both have not been very good lately.

Thanks and tally ho!!

Gotime
Gotime
4 years ago

Happy Friday Grey,
1. 12tm H2H weekly redraft, looking ahead to next week who is the drop to reactivate Folty:
Giles, Andrew Suarez, CRodon, Soroka
2. Drop Giles, Suarez, Rodon, Soroka for Maeda looking ahead and ROS or hold.

Daryl Streepberry
Daryl Streepberry
4 years ago

Who has greater value to a holds/saves league. The expected holds and vulture saves from Trevor Hildenberger or the speculative closer gig , holds and all else that comes with Justin Anderson?

Daryl Streepberry
Daryl Streepberry
Reply to  Daryl Streepberry
4 years ago

@Daryl Streepberry: I don’t want my relievers jacking up my ratios now…I leave that to my starters.

Matty
Matty
4 years ago

What are your ROS projections for Ichiro in glasses and a moustache?

Petty Tendergrass
Petty Tendergrass
4 years ago

Are you surprised that no one has signed Hanley yet? Are you laughing and finger pointing at all of the fantasy baseballers that were giving you flak for your Hanley hatred? Wouldn’t it be nice to see Hanley in a Rockies uniform?

herschel
herschel
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: there are some rumors amongst the boston sports radio conspiracy theorists that the reason hanley was released was due to an off field incident and that is why no one will risk picking him up, that eventually the story will get out and it will be a PR nightmare for whoever signs him.

Thurgood Congo
Thurgood Congo
4 years ago

Think Freddy Peralta lasts in the rotation? Is he the next Big Time Timmy Jim?

Is Danny Salazar alive?

What about the Dodgers rotation? Ive got Buehler and Stripling, am F’d en la A? They stick around when Kershaw and Ryu come back? 6-man? Who goes to then pen?

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Thurgood Congo
4 years ago

Actually Danny Salazar is playing checkers with Todd VanPoppel this week in Tuscon, reminiscing on “what I could have been”….

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

The joke starts like this; So, Mark Fidrych and Frank Tanana walk into a bar and order a “Danny Salazar”…

Thurgood Congo
Thurgood Congo
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: The Danny Salazar is Fireball and a fine young rum and it’s gross. The kids won’t drink it, but middle aged men pining for their late 20s will, if only to wash away the age with a few silent moments of nostalgia.

Some gritty Cleveland bars will serve it with a malt liquor chaser for happy hour — the Geri Hurl.

But none of that gets ya boy any closer to salvaging my collapsing pitching staff. Maybe Ervin is the answer. As Lil B one almost rapped about Hannah Montana, “bitches suck my dick cuz I’m Ervin Santana.”

Dave D, Licensed Sciosciapathologist
Dave D, Licensed Sciosciapathologist
4 years ago

Well, Grey, Sciosciapath is glad you’re finally giving him his due regarding his “patience” with Valbuena. Meanwhile, as you noted, his “tough love” approach with Kole “the gingerbread man” Calhoun seems to be working out. His OPS is up to .433, now only .38 ponts below Trout’s OBP. That makes Trout’s CF fill in look solid with a .490 OPS.

In other news, you seem to be giving no love to our beloved ChiSox, so I find it worthy to note that Moncada passed the century mark in K’s this week. Tim Anderson down to .230 but still on track for 20/20 no problem. I picked up Leury last Sunday for $1 hoping he steals a few bags that I am lacking having drafted a lowly Brad Zimmer whom I finally dropped. It looks like Leury and Ass-veil Garcia are being activated for the DH tonight. Hooray!!!

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

I think that plan will work as long as Troy Percival spells Calhoun in RF. Bengie Molina at DH too.

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
4 years ago

Is it safe to drop Dyson then. I also have Melancon and want to pick up Conforto. My only other option is to drop Roark.

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
Reply to  Joe Beisbol
4 years ago

@Joe Beisbol: Hey Grey, Grey! Over here! I snuck past you.

I’m a ninja. B-)

Leon
Leon
4 years ago

rendon, acuna for jose mart conforto? which side. thanks! keeper 18 man 7×7

ryanoger
ryanoger
4 years ago

10 team

Devers or Smoak?

Pipa
Pipa
4 years ago

Is Dickerson droppable at this point?! No HR and 3 RBI’s in his last 90 AB’s, and somehow still ranked 75 in my league,

Elliot
Elliot
4 years ago

What do you think of picking up Eloy Jimenez in deeper seasonal leagues? He just got called up to AAA, so maybe we see him in Chicago soon.

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
4 years ago

Good morning, Grey! It’s a testament to how great your posts are that I shed a tear every time Kevin from ESPN’s Get Him In Your Lineup department fails to make an appearance.

I’m thinking of streaming Rice-Ja-Broni Stratton today vs the Friars. Good move? I only ask because the SON is a bit on the fence, even though he’s facing a bad offense he already shut down early in the year. I’d be dropping Odor, who I picked up yesterday…for no reason.

Thanks!

Blah
Blah
4 years ago

So Shelby Miller lines up for two starts next week @ Miami and home against SF. Appealing matchups. Is it risky to roll him out (I can tolerate that) or downright reckless?

Rodelo Maglente
Rodelo Maglente
4 years ago

Suter or Gausman or Clayton Dick for 16 team H2H for the rest of the year

Rodelo Maglente
Rodelo Maglente
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

I know the options are a bunch of meh but have to have 7 starts per week so need an option

Thanks and have a great weekend

Cohen
Cohen
4 years ago

Justin Anderson or Sam Dyson?

mrm3711
mrm3711
4 years ago

Hey Grey!

Delightful recap as always, I’m a sucker for the Aaron Sanchez jokes every time.
12-team deep league, pick two of the following: Jake Bauers, Kevin Pillar, and the recently activated Avisail Garcia.

Thanks!

mrm3711
mrm3711
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Thanks!

Gator
Gator
4 years ago

Need pitching. Trade Rosario for Severino? Who would be higher ranked for 2019?

shibboleth
shibboleth
4 years ago

Hey Grey, happy Friday! For the first time this season, I’m DL-free (knock on wood). But who do I drop to make room for Myers? 12-team keeper, 5×5 roto, OPS, QS, SLDs.

c- Suzuki
1b- Belt (Moreland) [Myers]
2b- Rizzo
3b- Seager
Ss- Turner
Ci- Escobar
Mi- Hanson
OF- JD, Yelich, Teoscar, Muncy (Braun, Kiermaier)
Util- Candelario

Sp- Cole, Severino, Newcomb, Flaherty, Weaver
Rp- Hand, Trienen, Soria, Allen, Melancon

Joel
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: or just wait a couple days and put him back on the DL

shi
shi
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

This is my season in a nutshell!

Test Kitchen
Test Kitchen
4 years ago

Grey,

OBL/SLG Dynasty league. 10 teams and we each keep 25 players.

Trying to win this year, just a few points back. 2B has been bad for me (Happ/Odor). I have high quality in the OF but very little depth (we start 5 OF, I have Mookie, Harper, Benintendi, Meadows, Teoscar, M Taylor).

Would you deal Happ and Meadows for Scooter?

Thanks

Kyzr5
Kyzr5
4 years ago

Grey,

10-team H2H

DJ LaMahieu or Gleyber Torres for ROS?

Thanks!

El Famous Burrito
El Famous Burrito
4 years ago

I have Marte in a deep dynasty league where I’m doing a total rebuild. Every time he does something good, I’m tempted to put him out for a bid.

Then I realize he’s only 24.

TualatinTwoStep
TualatinTwoStep
4 years ago

Hey Grey!

12 team standard cat roto dynasty league, super deep rosters, I’ve been offered Matt Olson, Matt Davidson and Justin Smoak for Kyle Seager. I have Machado and Turner as my 3B and CI already, so I don’t think I’d miss Seager.

Also been offered Kyle Schwarber for Raisel Iglesias. You like that move long term? I’m not competitive this year, if that plays into your call here.

Thanks man!

TualatinTwoStep
TualatinTwoStep
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

Thanks man! Have a good weekend.

Sean
Sean
4 years ago

Just lost Wacha and in need of some pitching. Current staff is Morton, Corbin, Flaherty, Wood, Roark, DeSclafani, Streamer Spot, Ryu (DL), Salazar (DL), Wacha (DL). Was offered his Arrieta for my Rendon, sounds a bit much right? Could counter with Wil Myers or just keep streaming and wait til people are selling for next year and try and grab someone with some of my extra keeper potential bats.

Sean
Sean
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: yeah not a big fan either, just hard trying to find trades in this league. either they want the world for an okay player or don’t want to sell even though they’re 20 games out of a playoff spot halfway through the season.

Sean
Sean
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: that’s what I’m learning, ill just hoard my bats until a good offer comes my way or someone lands on the DL (no serious injuries please). thanks for the advice and have a good weekend

Ben
Ben
4 years ago

Hey Grey! For a Boba — ROS Bellinger or Ozuna? Cody still the better keeper?

Packers
Packers
4 years ago

Lamb or Andujar, ros? Weekly league, 12 team roto.

I have Andujar taking up one of my four reserve spots. Ray and Dyson have one too..

I would most likely grab a closer in waiting like Yates or Jimenez with the open roster spot. Need saves, grabbed Dyson after the Strickland news but that doesn’t seem to be working out.

Is German of the NYY getting skipped after his next start on Sunday?

Packers
Packers
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Just going by the weekly SP list that Rudy does.

Let's Play Two
Let's Play Two
4 years ago

Scooter or Baez for counting stats in a 5×5 standard roto ROS?

Let's Play Two
Let's Play Two
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

Received this offer…I get Betts and give up Springer and Kershaw. Would you take this deal? Am I giving up too much?

Giving up Springer for Betts is a no brainer…and I think I have enough quality arms to part with Kershaw in the deal too.

I’m in a 10-team standard 5×5 roto (R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, QS, K, SV, ERA, WHIP).

My roster currently:

C Perez
1B Freeman
2B Scooter
3B Arenado
SS Correa
OF Trout
OF Judge
OF Springer
OF Benintendi
UTIL Goldy
UTIL E. Rosario
BENCH Flash Gordon

SP Kluber, Severino, Paxton, Bauer, Kershaw, Thor, Stras, Folty

Oppo Taco
Oppo Taco
4 years ago

Brad Hand and Brantley for Dozier and Roak, which side do you prefer? thanks

ryanoger
ryanoger
4 years ago

10 team redraft

Devers or Jesús Aguilar for my bench bat?

thanks man, happy friday!

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
4 years ago

Matt Duffy, Odor or Profar at MI?

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

Another Jo-Mart thought . . .

Jose Martinez = 1B version of good-Daniel Murphy, minus the homophobia. Sound about right? That average seems legit, he’s added some power (but isn’t a 30+ homer guy), and has nice counting stats….

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
4 years ago
Cohen
Cohen
4 years ago

Morales or Devers util spot?

JumboDong in her Boxberger
JumboDong in her Boxberger
4 years ago

I finally cut the cord with Godley 3 starts ago and it felt so good, but now of course he’s rattled off 3 Quality Starts in a row. Do I go back in on him? I’d drop German for him (most likely after TB start Sunday). Or should this be a streamer spot?

12 team mixed 5×5 with quality starts instead of wins.

Synyster
Synyster
4 years ago

Cain was a sneaky good pick at round 13 for me. Playing like a 2-3 round pick right now. Hopefully his period cramps will go away!

Thanks have a good wknd!

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

Sudden walk increase for Morton has me worried about an injury coming (like most of us). Looking to sell high, would you do any of these selling-Morton trades?

A. Morton + Hendricks for Nola
B. Morton for Carrasco
C. Morton + Jose Martinez ($0 keeper) for Kershaw ($33) or DeGrom ($0)
D. Morton + Mikolas ($0 keeper) for Kershaw or DeGrom

Thanks!

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

@Grey: Thanks! I typo’d on Degrom (he’s $15 not $0) but I don’t think that changes anything. Thanks again.

Prog_Nation
Prog_Nation
4 years ago

My SPs are falling fast, C-Mart, Wacha, Corbin, Paxton. Can we go back to April?
Which of these SP’s do you stream today and is one or more of them worth holding longer?

1) Stratton – SF
2) Minor – Tex
3) Bieber – Cle
4) Fiers – Det
5) Manaea – Oak

Thanks Grey.

Prog_Nation
Prog_Nation
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Today’s matchups. Sorry bout that.
1) Stratton home vs SD Fathers
2) Minor at the Twins and Romero
3) Bieber home against the Detroit Kittens and Fiers.

I am amazed at how you come up with your wordsmithing on these articles, and your wit. Is your other job a stand-up comic?

Has MLB network ever had you on or invited you? Thanks.

Dubs23
Dubs23
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: I laughed out loud at this. People in my office are looking at me. Classic….Bonds – SF, Mantle – NYY

Kyzr5
Kyzr5
4 years ago

Hey Grey,

10-Team H2H

Should I make a drop to pick up Yu Darvish (DL until Jun 30) for ROS? or no change?

(others available: M. Leake, J. Taillon, J. Teheran, V. Velasquez, R. Lopez, C. Rodon, M. Estrada, S. Wright, A. Heaney, G. Richards, B. Suter, J. Guerra, F. Peralta, J. Hellickson, L. Castillo, T. Mahle, F. Montas, A. Suarez,)

Current staff:
SP: B. Snell, S. Newcomb, N. Pivetta, K. Hendricks, J. Flaherty, A. Wood, W. Buehler (DL)
RP: W. Davis, C. Knebel, J. Familia
Injured: J. Cueto

Thanks!!

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Kyzr5
4 years ago

@Kyzr5: others available are all streamers.

Kyzr5
Kyzr5
Reply to  Cram It
4 years ago

@Cram It: Got it, thanks. Will Darvish be worth picking up for 2nd half turnaround?

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Kyzr5
4 years ago

@Kyzr5: I’d try to pick him up.

Kyzr5
Kyzr5
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Thanks, drop Familia or Knebel? or other?

Kyzr5
Kyzr5
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Ha, well, SP from my current staff to make room but that’d be foolish. I’ve been disappointed w/ A. Wood. Which RP should I drop?

Kyzr5
Kyzr5
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Yes, that’s who I”m considering to add Yu. Do you suggest someone else?

Kyzr5
Kyzr5
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:
Lineup:
I have DJ LaMahieu or Gleyber Torres for 2B. I can pick one for ROS. My OF consists of Betts, Beni, Ozuna. Utility spot is N. Cruz w/ J. Donaldson on bench while DL. Injured spot is Acuna.

Kyzr5
Kyzr5
Reply to  Kyzr5
4 years ago

@Kyzr5: my 3B – Arenado, SS – Correa, 1B Freeman, C – Contreras … I was considering dropping DJ for W. Myers

Kyzr5
Kyzr5
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Kyzr5: @Grey: @Grey: Ha, a horder I guess. Planning ahead for 2nd half. Thanks, Grey!

Kyzr5
Kyzr5
Reply to  Kyzr5
4 years ago

@Kyzr5: *hoarder

Kyzr5
Kyzr5
Reply to  Kyzr5
4 years ago

@Kyzr5: Buehler reminds me of Hershiser

Kyzr5
Kyzr5
Reply to  Kyzr5
4 years ago

@Kyzr5: Ah, makes sense.

Jays for days
Jays for days
4 years ago

Bryant Stanton Carrasco for trout and Nola

Which side do ya like

peacecoast
peacecoast
Reply to  Jays for days
4 years ago

@Jays for days: bryant

Jays for Days
Jays for Days
Reply to  peacecoast
4 years ago

@peacecoast: he wants two batters and a pitch for trout and Nola, I have Stanton, Bryant, yelich, Carrasco, and Paxton to work with, what would be a good offer?

Jays for Days
Jays for Days
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: should I throw in a second round pick for a 4th or something? or giving enough already

Matt
Matt
4 years ago

HTH points dynasty league: Would you trade my j-ram for Lindor? Position isn’t a big deal as I have carpenter in my MI slot and can just move him to j-jams 3b slot and insert Lindor at MI. That’d give me a long term 2b/SS of machado, lindor, and albies.

I am thinking immediate value slants towards jram there-to balance things would my devensky for his Rondon be a good addition? I imagine the Astros trade for a closer anyhow so it’d be a shorter term upgrade for me. Holds count in that league.

Matt
Matt
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

I guess that’s the question-is the trade worth it or not. Going forward, is a top 3 young SS more valuable than a top 3 3b? I’m a nominal contender for this season so I wouldn’t want a big drop off for this season, but future value is more important to me.

Mr. Rickey
Mr. Rickey
4 years ago

As a longtime Reds fan, I’m not sure why your surprised about the bad decision making with Winker. The Reds seldom develop players – the list of players who have left and performed at much higher levels is long – Encarnacion, Gregorious, Grandal, Josh Hamilton, just to name a few. Even when they unload contracts that they should, they seldom get much in return (Frazier, Bruce, Chapman) and sometimes nothing (Cozart). Add to that, bad contracts (Votto, Bailey, Phillips)and the love of a potential quick fix – “maybe Harvey will turn it around and/or we can trade him for a prospect” – and you begin to perceive a real commitment to doing things the wrong way. People here are actually excited because they’ve won 4 in a row to get within 16 wins of .500 – yay. Expect more of the same unless there is a shake-up at the highest level. At least I’ve got my fantasy team.

Joel
Reply to  Mr. Rickey
4 years ago

@Mr. Rickey: is Votto’s contract bad?

Mr. Rickey
Mr. Rickey
Reply to  Joel
4 years ago

@Joel: I think it is for a small market team – 10year/$225M signed at age 30.

Daze
Daze
4 years ago

Hey Grey
Would you start Marco Gonzales against Boston this weekend in Boston
I didnt start him against the Yankees ( dodged a bullet there)
But Boston is only batting .236 against lefties
What do you think
Thanks

Daze
Daze
Reply to  Daze
4 years ago

@Daze:
sorry wanted to add one more question
Is Chris Taylor droppable for any of the folowing
Camargo,Semien,Odor,Travis,Adrianza,Peraza or Goodrum
or Hold he may be hurt thoough
Thanks again

peacecoast
peacecoast
Reply to  Daze
4 years ago

@Daze: why bother starting him it’s versus Sale. so you may get a few K’s, unlikely W and good chance of a blow up like he had in NY. I own him and am not starting him in BOS.

Daze
Daze
Reply to  peacecoast
4 years ago

@peacecoast:
didnt realize it was against Sale
Logic makes sense

Daze
Daze
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:
I figured
What about Taylor
Thanks

Jake
Jake
4 years ago

NL only league, I could trade Hernan Perez and Jose Pirela for Wilson Contreras but would leave me a hole at 2b to fill with a scrub off the waiver wire. Worth doing it ?

peacecoast
peacecoast
4 years ago

for sAgNoF rank these: Iglesias, Rajai, Jankowski. I am thinking Rajai first even though he has less PT cuz he is such a prolific base stealer. have room on the bench anyway.

drop D peralta or gurriel?

batflix
batflix
Reply to  peacecoast
4 years ago

@peacecoast: I’m feelin Iglesias this year, he’s been abusing certain pitching-catching batteries
***I didn’t realize Rajai King of sagnof was playing so much, so he’s a close second
(I also didn’t realize B.Guyer only makes 100k less than JoRam , seems legit)
Janky is kind of a distant third for me

I couldnt drop DPeralta right now

Pb&j
Pb&j
4 years ago

Hey Grey! I just got a trade offer. Let me know what u think.
My Rendon and Acuna for his Moistasskiss and Soto.

Thank!

peacecoast
peacecoast
Reply to  Pb&j
4 years ago

@Pb&j: why do people make trades like this that are so close it’s a toss up?

Chucky
Chucky
4 years ago

Dynasty, Sale and Bryant or Albies and Arenado

peacecoast
peacecoast
Reply to  Chucky
4 years ago

@Chucky: albies side

batflix
batflix
Reply to  Chucky
4 years ago

@Chucky: it’s fair but i’d want the bats

Leon
Leon
4 years ago

Albies or acuna? thanks

peacecoast
peacecoast
Reply to  Leon
4 years ago

@Leon: both

Lovedarooks
Lovedarooks
4 years ago

In an OBP 5×5 who better for ROS ?
W Ramos
T Murphy
Y Gomes
Is it close?

Joel
4 years ago

Hoppy Friday!

fer tomorrow, Start:

Barria @ Toronto

or

Suarez @ SD

Thanks!

Joel
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: figured as much. SON had ’em pretty close

DodgerWindowClosed
DodgerWindowClosed
4 years ago

Great Seager comments and how batting average can be deceiving. He is my only bench bat (behind Carlos Santana and Eugenio….walks count so Oye como va helps me). I have tried trading Seager for RPs with no takers. Maybe I will just wait until our trade deadline or shop Eugenio who everyone likes. Thoughts?

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  DodgerWindowClosed
4 years ago

@DodgerWindowClosed: Thoughts on what? Trading Eugenio? Sure, if he nets you a good return.

DodgersWindowClosed
DodgersWindowClosed
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

S/B thoughts on what kind of SP or RP Eugenio is worth. No need for Cram’s advice please. No one cares about him LOL

Hepcat13
Hepcat13
4 years ago

Are you starting Pivetta against Washington on Sunday?
12 team, H2H, 5×5

Thanks!

batflix
batflix