On Saturday, Charlie Morton went 3 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 1 Hit (!), 6 BBs (Oy), 4 Ks, ERA at 2.82 vs. the never-seen-nothing-that-was-too-terrible-to-swing-at Rangers, no less. I can think of another word that rhymes with Chazz to call Morton. It sounds a bit like the spa we operated back in 2010. Don’t you remember Spazzball? The retreat for prematurely balding men who had to check in with their moms once a day. You don’t remember the Ballpark Water in the lobby that we floated hot dogs in? It was poorly conceived, for sure. Like this start by Morton, where he said, “I think over the course of the past couple weeks my delivery’s just kind of gotten a little out of whack and timing has gotten a little out of whack. And today was just really bad. It has to do with my front side. I’m just flying open.” Well, at least he feels bad and seems to know the issue, right? You don’t have a category for empathy in your league? Can you check with your commish about adding it? For unstints, if a player yawns after another player yawns, then they get an empathy point. No? Okay. Hopefully, Morton can right the ship, but I can’t say I’m not concerned. Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:
Hector Rondon – 1 IP, 0 ER with the Kimbrel on Sunday, and saves on Saturday and Sunday. Not only was I the first person to tell you to pick up Rondon, there were other ‘perts as late as yesterday still telling you about Rondon like it was a new thing. Get in my head and ride the lightning!
Yuli Gurriel – 4-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer. This is the 2nd guy in a row that was in Friday’s Buy. I got more Buys than Kanye has songs on his new albums. What EP is coming out this week? Kanye & Hannity?
Doug Fister – Hit the DL with a knee strain. Likely to replace him is Austin Bibens-Dirkx, who is Texas’ answer to Scranton Wilkes-Barre.
Rhys Hoskins – 0-for-3, 2 RBIs as he was activated from the DL on Saturday when he hit his 7th homer. PTR! Praise the Rhysus! Now show us (shoyus?) what you were doing last year once again. Pretty pleasus.
Jake Arrieta – 5 1/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA up to 2.97, and back-to-back awful starts. Like how my dog Ted sometimes gets fleas and he’s like, “Yo, scratch my bum,” Arrieta has the Regression Fairies riding his bum.
Maikel Franco – Benched for four straight games. Say what you will about Kapler, and I will, but it didn’t take him long to realize Maikel is not a major league starter in his current incarnation. Maybe he needs to don a battery-repellant helmet and be reincarnated as Maikel Schmidt.
Tommy Hunter – 1/3 IP, 0 ER and his 1st save, ERA at 4.32. Let’s stop fooling ourselves. The Phils don’t have a closer. They can’t possibly, Gabe Kapler has the attention of a hummingbird. “Hey, Seranthony Dominguez has been great–Wow, is that honey? That’s high in sugar–Is that a tree? I’m gonna go bang my head against that–Is that a walk? I have to pull the pitcher.” That’s Kapler managing.
Zach Eflin – 6 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners 9 Ks, ERA at 3.63. First off, I don’t trust him fully. Feel the need to say that, before I say this: his numbers are gorgeous. His velocity is up two miles per hour to 94+; his Ks are up from 5.5 to 9.1; his command has always been great and still is. The percentage of pitches a batter swings at outside the strike zone on him is uncommonly bad. The positive on that is hitters are swinging at balls in the strike zone and not hitting him. I hate his next matchup, but I am cyclops’ing him.
Eric Thames – Due back today from the DL. If he takes playing time from Aguilar, Thames is gonna turn Jesus into whine.
Brad Miller – Acquired by the Brewers. The Brewers trade for guys like they don’t have their depth chart in front of them. They have eighteen 1st basemen, twelve outfielders and four 2nd basemen. Maybe Miller will be stretched out for the rotation.
Paul Goldschmidt – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and two homers on Saturday. Screaming at stewardess, “You can’t take off yet, my arm is trapped outside the Buy Low Window! Also, can I get an extra bag of peanuts?”
Alex Wood – 4 2/3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 4.43. Not to get too righteous with my bad self, I told y0u to sell Wood two months ago, a Sell that was soon followed by me telling you to unload Ohtani. By the way, Ohtani was great for baseball, so I am bummed to be right on him, but the Angels said he had a UCL sprain back in December. You knew he was not right, or at least should’ve. I think the real world hype clouded peoples’ judgment. Honestly, I know it sucks, so I’m not even going full, 100% ‘I told you so’ here. Just preaching to you that you need to separate reality from fantasy. The reality was Ohtani being billed as the best thing since Babe Ruth. The fantasy was, he was never going to throw a whole season of innings.
Enrique Hernandez – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .208. Dave Roberts should’ve been immediately fired when he turned in a lineup card with Hernandez batting cleanup. Only Kiké ever to hit cleanup for the Dodgers should be Shawn Green.
Max Muncy – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, and 28th homer this week. Max is hitting so well out of the two hole Dodgers fans are showing up early enough to catch his 2nd at-bat.
Sean Newcomb – 5 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 2.92. More like In-that-funky-blue-water-comb.
Mike Soroka – Will come off the DL to start on Wednesday. Yes, grab him. Yes, in your league too. Yes, even yours.
Clayton Richard – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.40 vs. Jose Urena – 6 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.59. This matchup was billed as, “If a tree falls in the woods on top of a TV showing a Padres-Marlins game, is anyone there to complain they were watching the game?”
Willy Adames – Will be recalled shortly by the Rays. I looked at adding him in every league I was in and ended up not adding him anywhere, and he was available, if you catch my drift. If you’re not catching my drift, try about three paces to the left behind me. He could be a power/speed guy this year for mixed leagues. Willy? I don’t know.
Jose Alvarado – 1 IP, 2 ER and came into a save situation. Dot dot dot. If he was going to throw nine outs. I legit don’t think the Rays have a closer. Wait, I just thought of something! What if you can’t have a closer, if you have an opener? *black guy pointing at his head meme*
C.J. Cron – 1-for-3 and his 15th homer, hitting .258. I just thought of something else! (It’s big idea Monday! All ideas must go!) What if all Curtis Jacksons can’t throw? That’s why Curtis Jackson Cron is DH’ing. *mimes head blowing up* DUDE! BIG IDEAS MONDAY!
Mike Zunino – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .211. Everyone will be happy to know I believe I recorded my first home run by a catcher yesterday after waiver claiming Zunino last week. And I didn’t even have to use my AK, gotta say it was a good day.
Kyle Seager – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, and 3rd homer this week, hitting .225. Marla Gibbs’ neighbor! News flash: Kyle Seager is Jackée. Or should I say Kylée?
Stephen Strasburg – To the DL with shoulder inflammation. Another pitcher I told you to avoid in the preseason bites the dust. Yet — again with some stank — YET! people next year will still not listen to me when I say to avoid top starters, and will instead say something like, “Kluber and Scherzer were good.” Yeah, sure, you will always pick the two starters out of 15 top starters that are safe. You go ahead with your so-called ace, while I rock Miles Mikolas, Patrick Corbin, Nick Pivetta and the Andrew Heaney’s of the world.
Adam Eaton – Activated from the DL on Saturday and didn’t start on Sunday. Eaton said, “It feels great to be back–Ugh, I think at some point between the verb and noun of that sentence I hurt myself.”
Daniel Murphy – Could return on Tuesday. If the Nats had balls, they’d be like, “Ya know what, Murphy can pinch hit once in a while and maybe start here and there, but what we have on the field is better without him.” Instead, they’ll bench someone who is performing well just because Murphy is a veteran.
Brandon Crawford – 4-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .338. Has been out of his mind for the last month-plus, and hitting over .500 in the last week. Like your frat brother screams, “Bra-Craw!” *burp*
Greg Allen – 1-for-5, 3 Ks and his 4th steal, hitting .241. That the Indians are hitting him leadoff makes this more like Greg LOLlen.
Leonys Martin – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, and hitting leadoff again, hitting near-.300 in the last week with three steals this weekend too. Hot schmotato alert!
Artie Lewicki – 5 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.18. Fun fact! Your aunt, who your mother can’t stand, once dated an Artie Lewicki, and has a picture with him where she’s wearing a poodle skirt. For fantasy purposes, well, Artie was a better boyfriend than pitcher.
Carlos Martinez – 3 2/3 IP, 5 ER, 4 hits, 7 BBs, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.50. Clearly, the coach who handled Alex Reyes and Carlos Martinez’s rehab should be hired by the Mets. I imagine C-Mart will be back on the DL by this time tomorrow.
Luis Castillo – 6 IP, 5 ER, 7 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 5.79. There’s a bit of promise there with the Ks, but he allowed two dongs like Jennifer Connelly in Requiem for a Dream and I still wouldn’t touch Castillo. The Reds have to play him, you don’t.
Carlos Rodon – 5 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks as he was activated. I just gave you my Carlos Rodon fantasy the other day. Everything I said there now goes doubly after he pitched well in Fenway. By the way, you cannot say ‘doubly’ without sounding drunk. It’s impossible.
Reynaldo Lopez – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.26. And still don’t trust him. I know it’s unfair to be encouraged by Rodon shutting down the Sawx while being highly skeptical of Reynaldo, but why do I have to be fair?
Joakim Soria – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 8th save, ERA at 3.28. Seems to clearly be the White Sox closer. Of course, until he gives up 5 ER in 1/3 IP and the job cycles back to Nate Jones.
Alex Cobb – 3 2/3 IP, 9 ER, ERA at 7.23. This Cobb is tossed with extra trichinosis.
Curtis Granderson – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, and his 2nd homer in the last three games, as he lights a small glow under a schmotato. Also, in this game, Kendrys Morales went 2-for-5 and hit his 5th homer, hitting .213. Both players homered off Cobb, which shows you’re never too old and/or crizzappy to homer off bad pitching.
Teoscar Hernandez – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .260. The Jays are so bad they’re hitting Teoscar third, and I barely want to own him in my 12 team mixed league.
Kevin Pillar – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 7th homer, and third homer this week. Do you notice a pattern besides those tartan sweatpants you’re wearing? Jays hitters are doing well because they just faced the O’s for four (stutterer!) games.
Trey Mancini – 2-for-4 and his 8th homer, hitting .233. Also, in this game, Jonathan Schoop went 1-for-4 and hit his 6th homer, hitting .220. Visual metaphor alert! Someone placed smelling salts in front of Mancini, which caused him to wake, and then sneeze the salts onto Schoop. Then they sneezed back and forth on each other like Sideshow Bob walking near rakes.
Danny Duffy – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 5.28. Yes, vs. the A’s, but a great start goes a long way to regaining my confidence. Unfortch, the Stream-o-Nator hates his next start, and I can understand why.
Sean Manaea – 7 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.49. Getting to the point where you can throw a dart blindfolded and have as much a chance at a bullseye as you do guessing what Manaea is going to do start to start. Also, not sure how you blindfold a dart.
Francisco Cervelli – Out after taking a foul tip off his mask. Shark Tank Idea Alert! They should make catcher’s masks like one giant Gobstopper. So after one foul tip you can see the next color underneath, and a coach can have a sheet of paper which color to look for when the catcher is in the danger zone. “Let’s see, that’s red, green, yellow and aqua…He needs a new Gobstopper on his head.” How easy would that be?
Josh Harrison – 2-for-5 and a slam (3) and legs (2). He’s assumed the mantle from Yunel as the game’s most yawnstipating player. Hopefully his mantle has a pocket for his night guard because he’s the personification of a nap.
Yu Darvish – May not return before the All-Star break. To quote Alanis reading this news update, “And I’m here, to remind Yu of the mess Yu left when Yu went away. Yu, Yu, Yu oughta know.”
Jon Lester – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at a 2.22. At a Ramada in Parsippany, New Jersey, a convention of Saberhagenmetricians gathered to discuss Jon Lester’s great one year/terrible the next year pattern. Quickly the seminar was sidetracked by Bill who kept asking if Ramada was short for Ramadan. Bill, let it go!
Jake Cave – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer, and he was just recalled from the minors. He now has two homers in ten major league at-bats. Cave homered off Johnson, so I guess that means Cave got a hit off something that produces bad seeds.
Tyler Skaggs – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.08. For a second, I was thinking he was a homeschooler, and this was one great road start surrounded by mostly great home starts, but my memory was incorrect. Not close to the case. Skaggs is a sub-3 ERA guy in road starts. Giddy up! Which is close to “Gilly up” the motto on the license plates in Gilead.
Seth Lugo – 6 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 1.77. Whoa, Seth Lugo, who are you Ross Stripling? The peripherals are about as gorge for Lugo (Lugorge?) and I could see him being owned in all leagues in the landmark case of sooner vs. later. He’s likely the Mets’ 3rd best starter.
Todd Frazier – 2-for-4 and his 7th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. Okay, hot schmotato, but don’t make me drum up a ton of excitement about him.
Anthony Swarzak – 1 IP, 0 ER, and the save, and came in after Gsellman on Saturday too, so clearly Callaway wants Swarzak to close games, even if his last name sounds like a German epithet. I guess In Callaway’s eyes Gsellman is their Josh Hader. I will call him Jogsh Haderman. Rolls right off the tongsue!
Michael Conforto – Might be demoted to the minors. Has any team’s trainers cost a team more than the Mets? They are ruining their franchise. It’s not even funny anymore. Is there any doubt that Conforto is still struggling with his shoulder injury from last year? Does anyone seriously have any no doubt about this? Of course, a player will never say it until months after. Sometime in August, we’re gonna hear something like, “Yeah, my shoulder was still bothering me during the 1st few months of the season.” Obviously! Now the Mets are risking Conforto’s entire career. He shouldn’t be demoted, he be shut down so he can rest! What is comical and possibly ironic — only British people actually know what is ironic, Conforto might not be shut down until Yoenis returns who is piling up injury setbacks due to the same trainers!
Tom Murphy called up. Unclear how/whether he will be used. Him or Mesoroco or Gomes for ROS?
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Luis Castillo or Newcomb ROS? Thanks
Thoughts on moving Morton/Olson for Votto/Familia? 12T H2H, could use an offensive boost and can afford to lose a starter right now – thanks Grey!
Would you drop Torres
Drop Smoak for Yuli? Smoak been the most meh ever.
Also, trade cmart for Jansen and Strickland? Could use some closer help and Cmart sorts scaring me with these injuries.
Which side wins this trade
Are you sure Schoop doesn’t rhyme with poop?
@Grey: Honestly, he’s bloody terrible.
drop polanco for thames?
Is there a meetup for the Chris Archer prayer circle happening somewhere?
In Singapore, wait, wrong meetup
Moncada’s struggles continue with more Ks tonight. I hope he’s okay. Hold him in a shallow 8 team league? Or drop for Muncy, Joc, Kinsler, or Leonys, or Yuli?
If I’m keeping Yoan, are any of these guys must adds over Moreland?
Thanks for all the tips!
@Alex: add Brian Anderson to the list. Minus the Marlins, he looks solid.
I’d hold Moncada — Can try Muncy over Moreland
I know how much you love catcher questions, so who would you rather have ROS:
Random thank you and shout out again for the Jose Martinez tip. Added him the day after my draft, and he’s straight mashing lately. Best….FA pickup…..EVAR.
So thank you, Grey & thank you Razzball – JoMa is my 2018 mancrush, and saved me from my Polanco pick.
@Lucky Dog: and my Domingo Santana pick, for that matter.
I wish leagues have in-game lineup changes so I can bench my whole offense – 0/12 with 2 Ks tonight… just an awful continuation of last week. It’s like the Space Jam aliens came and took all my hitters talent once June hit
Totally, been asking for this forever!
Jo-Ma started hitting them out after you mentioned he looked like someone who should hit homers.
Since McGwire is with SD, Cards’ broadcast had a graphic showing their HR leader thru 64 games has 9; in 1998 MM had 30 thru 64 games.
Yeah, noticed that too…
Yahoo 12 team 5×5 H2H
Need to clear room for A. Simmons coming back. I have Hoskins, Rizzo, Desmond at 1B and Bryant, Candelario at 3B and Baez at SS.
Time to drop Sano? Or are you seeing any signs of life or reason to keep trying?
Other option to drop is Joc Peterson
Meh, if you have to… Prefer Sano to Andrelton
@Grey: weekly roto redraft. need some ratio help. chris taylor/hector rondon for mikolas seem ok?
Sure, for Mikolas side
Yoinks! Six scoreless for Wright.
Haha, yeah, was a possibility, still don’t trust him… You ever watch Fauda?
I started the Staircase instead.
Don’t be mad! I will get to it. Ha.
The Staircase is awesome, can’t get mad at that
I was offered Adam Eaton for Stripling. I know Eaton is likely to get hurt again, but how many inning s will Stripling be allowed to get? Hard to walk away from this heater Stripling is on though…
I think Stripling can easily out perform Eaton but it’s fair
Swap my Muncy for his Giles? 20 team 5×5. Thx!
Sounds fair, bit risky
I am trying to get Bauer also, out of the players listed above, who would you give back for Bauer?
I am trying to get Corbin and Stanton
Who out of these players would you offer in the trade?
Morton, Mikolas, DeGrom, Sale, Quintana, Ray, Kershaw, Kimbrel, Hand
Grandal, Hoskins, Martinez, Torres, Gregorius, Torres, Hoskins, Martinez, Pollock, Mazara, Nimmo
Any of them? Mikolas and Didi?
or just Stanton
Sure if you can pull it off
You don’t need Bauer… but Mikolas and Gleyber?
Okay I am trying to upgrade my OF and SP but don’t know who to target and who I would give up out of the players listed above.
Will.a.dam…lets get it started in here !
Oh great Grey:
NL SS: drop Rosario for K. Marte??
Go for it
Got a nibble back on trading away Daniel Murphy for something more useful to me as I’m content with DJ the Mehwho at 2B, have concerns about how healthy Murphy will be, and bats are shallow in this league. It’s H2H and we’re deeper in SPs, so I’m looking at trying to get something there that is better that WW material. However, I’ve also done pretty well with the WW (despite losing a couple of guys by treating them like wire talent).
So that’s the setup for asking if Garrett Richards is good enough to deal for? TBH, he’s been in my blindspot forever.
Also, I could include Alex Wood if I want to try to bail on him. Would offering Murphy and Wood for Gerrit Cole be in the realm of reason, or just a bad offer?
I’d take Cole there first… if not Richards sounds fine
Who should I drop? 5×5 scoring. Billy Hamilton, Trey Mancini, Choo, Nimmo, Matt Chapman
@Grey: weekly roto redraft. looking to trade Gennett for an SP. You like Scooter for Carrasco or Berrios (one more than the other?)?
Sounds fair, think you might be able to do better
@Grey: think he could get bauer?
Who wins this trade
Morton for Corbin
RE: Fulmer and Soroka
Forgot to mention that Pivetta was just dropped today (despite his sub 3 FIP) after a couple mediocre starts, however his next 4 starts or so (COL, STL, @WAS, WAS) don’t seem super inviting, although his home FIP (1.79) is incredibly good and there are 3 home starts in that stretch.
How would you rank those three going forward?
10tm H2H OPs non keeper Would youtrade Miggy and Juan Soto for Hoskinsa
I’d want Hoskins
2 questions for a 12-team 5×5 H2H that only allows 2 weekly adds and 1 DL spot:
1. drop Luis Castillo or Seranthony for Soroko, Eflin or Reynaldo?
2. drop Beltre or Meadows for Desmond?
here’s the team:
C – Ramos
1b – Votto
2b – Scooter
3b – Bryant
Ss – Segura
Of – Trout, Ozuna, Meadows
Util – C. Taylor, Beltre
Bn – Acuna
Sp – Pivetta, Cale B, Eduardo, VV, Montas, Taillon, Luis
Rp – Norris, Rodney, Britton, Seranthony
Bn – Archer
DL – Yu
1. Castillo for Soroka 2. Meadows, but would wait until Desmond is headed to Coors
@Grey: thanks Grey!
Escobar and bundy for Albies?
Lugo over bundy ?
@Grey: might not lose bundy ?
Hard to trust him, but if you wanna hold, go for it
@Grey: I honestly trust him for some reason. Would you swap Norris for Soroka? Would leave me with no closer in a points league which is no big deal to me
Sure, try Soroka
Fulmer (MIN, @CIN, OAK, @TOR) looked really good in his last start against CLE. Would you hold him to see how he looks in his start vMIN on Wednesday or drop now for Soroka (NYM, @TOR, CIN, @STL)?
Meh, can wait to see vs. Twins
Aaron Hicks or Austin Meadows?
@Grey: Thanks and how about Meadows or Pillar?
10 team OBP h2h
Drop Choo, Suarez, Carpenter or Haniger to activate Betts?
I’m leaning Choo.
Good afternoon señor Grey. Is it too early to trust Rhys in our lineup? Pick 2 this week
@Grey: Damn that was quick. Better than in and out….. maybe
Good stuff! Springer or Jose Ramirez? And by what margin? Thanks man
Love it brother,
add Muncy and drop – Cron, Flaherty, Melancon
Was thinking of offering Harper/Wood for Marte/Paxton. Power is good but i need speed and more Quality Innings. In a tight race for first.
12 team keeper using OBP, WLQS, SVH
Offense: Realmuto, Freeman, Dozier, Bogaerts, Healy, Solarte, Lowrie, Benitendi, JDMart, Harper, Schebler, Brantley, Cain, Profar, Happ
SP: Sale, Carrasco, Wood, Corbin, E-Rod, Musgrove, Stripling
RP: Treinen, BoxB, Jeffress, Ottavino, Nicasio, Tepera,Harris
@Grey: Always the beacon of reality for us crazy amateurs.
I have Baez, Kinsler, DMurph, Andrus, & Swanson at MI. Drop Swanson for Mengden?
If you like, I have no faith in Mengden
12 team Keeper with OBP, WLQS, SVH.
Was thinking of offering Harper, Wood for Marte, Paxton. I have good power but need steals and need another #1/#2 SP. What do you think?
Off: Realmuto, Freeman, Dozier, Bogaerts, Healy, Solarte, Lowrie, Benitendi, Harper, JD-Mart, Brantley, Cain, Schebler, Profar, Happ
P: Sale, Carrasco, E-Rod, Wood, Corbin, Musgrove, Stripling
RP: Boxberg, Jeffress, Treinen, Tepera, Ottavino, Nicasio, Harris
Whos the drop between Bradley,Gsellman,Winkler,Dominguez?
Wondering who I should drop to make room for Zach Britton (or just leave him in the DL spot until there is certainty in his regaining the closer role): Vizcaino, Greene, Boxberger.
Also, Cron is available in my league. Is he worth dropping Meadows, Haniger, Puig, or Desmond for (or hold)?
Greene… Cron over Desmond while in away games
Roberto Perez on DL. Indians call up Francisco Meija. is this a must add? or will he not get much PT?
Yeah, go for it
Please pick on fior each even though some apples v oranges type comparisons. Thanks!
Parker v Rondon
Rondon v Soroka
Rondon v Wood
Rondon v Pivetta
Seager v Peralta
Seager v Santana
Parker — Rondon — Pivetta — Seager — Seager
Thank you. Very helpful
Wood v Rondon only one missed. Thoughts?
Two quick questions:
1. Please pick 3 to start among these 5 options: Max Muncy (good against lefties), Haniger (7 Home games), Gardner (6 H games), Tim Anderson (7 H games), Aguilar (6 H games)?
2. And who to drop to pick up Zunino for next week (or go without a catcher because catchers are garbage): Muncy, Nimmo, Gardner, Tim Anderson, Aguilar?
1. Haniger, Muncy, Anderson 2. Nimmo
Trade Buxton for Pederson?
1) Drop Bird or Dickerson for Joc Pederson?
2) Speculative saves…Drop Gsellman for Yates or Roe?
3) re: Keuchel’s struggles, time to pick up McHugh?
1. Bird 2. Meh 3. Sure
Man, SON be hatin’ Steven Wright tonight. I’m so conflicted about starting him. Of course you can’t trust a knuckleballer, but that can’t mean you would never start him. You hate it because he’s in Camden right? O’s are loading up the lineup with righty bats. Do righties hit the knuckleball better? His splits say so. But c’mon, Valencia hitting cleanup? I’m trying to find that ‘aha’ moment in the thought process. I’m gonna go flip a coin.
I don’t trust knucklers bc of reasons mentioned by Chucky… He could throw a shutout with 12 Ks or 3 IP, 7 ER
@Grey: That’s a dumb reason not to start a guy. Do we really trust anyone to have a good game. I’m going with my reason, which is even dumber than your reason, that I’m starting him because I can watch him. 90% of the time, it fails everyone.
Haha, nah, I do trust a lot of streamers, don’t always work out, but Wright I don’t trust to know what I’m getting…
@Grey: You’re a more confident streamer than I then. Maybe that’s the x factor. I shall watch Wright with the confidence of 1000 gigolos!
Haha, you’re more confident than me! You’re the one streaming Wright!
This is the fourth year of a 12 team dybasty where we keep all the players at no cost.
So far my team has been disapointing mostly in batting
What do you think about my roster:
Bn jose peraza
Dl ronald acuna
Na yordan alvarez
Na royce lewis
Na jo adell
Sp blake snell
Sp jose quintana
Sp kevin gausman
Sp lance mccullers
Sp luis severino
Sp luis castillo
Sp kyle gibson
Dl jimmy nelson
Rp josh hader
Rp blake parker
Rp deillin betances
Rp chris devenski
Rp brad boxberger
Na forrest whitley
I know it lpoks great but guys like harper, correa and bryant have been not that good, do you think they can turn it around for the second half (after all star break)
I think they can be better in the 2nd half
I’m in first place, real shot to win, not many trades in our league, usually have to overwhelm, not thrilled if I gave up Vlad, he’d trade Machado for Vlad plus more, do you think this is fair?
Vlad (only keeper, would be for next two years)
Devers, Aguilar or Moreland
Sounds good for this year
Britton getting activated today if you’ve been sitting on him for 80 days anywhere.
Skaggs! Stay healthy!
Trade Gary Sanchez for Ozuna straight up?
Works for me!
Start Willy Adames over Mookie Betts because Im terrified Betts wont be back soon?
3 games of Betts is better than 7 of Adames
Is Buehler going to the DL?
Stupid weekly lineups.
Wish he would already, you know it’s gonna happen by tonight
Maybe they don’t play til tomorrow.
Thanks for the sympathy above. Ha.
@Grey: need to start one this week. who do you like?
Caleb Smith – vs SF
Rodon – vs Cle
Muncy or profar?
Injuries are killing me this year…
@FrankGrimes: Muncy while he’s hot.
Cespedes for Ozuna and Folty, fair assuming health, or Ozuna side way better? Thanks!
Ozuna way better
1. 12 team (3 bench and no DL), Archer on WW. Would you drop Flaherty (or Folty) for Archer (lose two starts, prolly)?
2. Soroka also on WW. Worth dropping Flaherty or Folty?
3. Leonys Martin or Gardner?
1. Flaherty 2. Nah 3. Leonys
Drop Andrew Miller for Rodon?
@Chris D: *Rondon
@Chris D: Hector that is. Sorry Grey, case of the Monday’s brain
@Grey: sandoval or dietrich?
@Grey: thanks. Gona hold healy for tonight vs lefty at home as a last gasp
My Dee Gordon and Rendon for Machado
Healy or Dietrich
Huge fan! In a ten team league with sv+holds would you trade Schoop and Charlie Morton for Gleyber and Kimbrel? I have Severino, Nola, Bauer and Mikolas so i feel like i could improve 2b and RP with a starting pitcher
Thanks! Nope, I wouldn’t
Do you trust Jon Gray in two road starts this week? @PHI/@TEX ($19.9) – 6×6 league with QS
Drop Nate Jones for Soria?
I don’t trust Gray…. Soria is the closer over Jones right now
Really in need of a lock-down closer. Would you trade Newcomb for E. Diaz?
@Alex: I might need to go Newcomb/ Barraclough for Diaz.
@Grey: “Not great” as in unlikely? There are many Braves fans in this league, so I think I can try 1 for 1 with Newcomb first.
1 for 1 is okay
The other day you said that rodon could be better than mccullers, would you trade mccullers for rodon straight up in a dynasty league whit qs?
No, I said he could be
Grey, what are your thoughts on holding Brendan Rodgers in a deep roto keeper? I have him at a crazy round ref but not sure there’s going to be room for him with Story/DJ/Arenado anytime soon? He’s been a monster at AA – thanks!
If it’s deep, then sure… Not sure what you mean by deep tho
@Grey: Thanks – it’s 15 teams, super competitive so late round keepers are huge – waiver wire is normally pretty horrendous
How would you rank these three ROS for a deep 5×5: David Robertson, Giles, Joe Jimenez? Thanks!
Yo big up ya self for the Rondon call. Grabbed him Friday thanks to you. Got Bum back, got a very solid staff thanks mostly to you (Wacha, Pivetta, Newcomb, Buhler, Morton.. Morton for Khrush? Think I can do better, no?
Sounds fair, maybe Cruz to avoid low AVG
Saves + Holds League…Please tell me which 4 guys you like the best for the rest of the season:
Felipe Vazquea (formerly Rivero)
Ratios and K’s are great but I need the most help in the actual S+H category. Thank you.
Thanks my friend. You rarely disappoint.
Praying to Jesus probably won’t keep him in the lineup for all 6 games this week with Thames back. How many games do you see Aguilar playing this week? 4? 5? all?
Hurts me to bench him in a weekly league, but I need the counting stats.
Any word on Encarnacion? Says his ankle is day to day, but if its a lingering thing on an old man, it could force him out later in the week.
All that to ask, who is the bigger risk to lose playing time this week. Aguilar or E5?
12 team (3 bench and no DL), Archer on WW. Would you drop Flaherty/Folty for Archer (2 week limbo likely)? Soroka also on WW.
As a Morton and Carlos Martinez owner, the write up was appreciated but again no points for empathy. They need to right the ship now b/c i just lost by one point last week- down to the wire- Stanton- all head to do was not strike out…..
Lynn is ist still hanging out there on waiver, Lugo is too, any of those guys ROS over Flaherty?
Ha, I hear ya…I don’t mind Flaherty still
@Grey: Thanks for your time and talents
Ok, one more Grey. If I want to add Soroka in our Yahoo 12 Team H2H League with OPS and Holds, who would be the drop: Gibson or Cahill? I kinda assume it will be 1 of those 2 (if any). I won’t bore you with the remainder of my crummy team.
Thanks again Grey.
Grey, which side of this trade would you take? For what it’s worth, walks are somehow their own category in our 7×7.
Goldy and Carrasco for Votto and Morton.
What do I do with Alex Wood? Own him in two leagues (10 and 12 team), should I keep trying to get a cheap asset for him, hold, or just drop? Such a dissapointment.
Try to trade, bit late for it tho
Not sure if either of these guys are a good start, but would you rather Pivetta at home vs. Colorado or Gibson at Cleveland? I had Gibson in, then switched to Pivetta, but I continue to waffle. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks very much Grey.
Drop Wheeler for Rondon?
In a 6×6 with OPS and K/9, should I trade away Price and Soria for Mous? SPs & Rps are below. Felt like I had a surplus of saves.
12 Team mixed h2h points, worth holding onto senzel and osuna or adding streamer pitchers for bench?
your last sell still has me shook. Would you trade Baez for Robbie Ray in a 12 team weekly h2h league. I have Chris Taylor at 2b and Machado at SS.
I’d want more
Out of DL spots in a 12 team obp league and need to drop either DeJong or D Robertson to roster a middle infielder. Thoughts?
Man Castillo is frustrating. He just seems like hes a few tweaks away from being a dominant starter. 10 strikeouts. Has a lot of similarities to Gausman/Bundy(who I also owned).Hard to straight out kick that to the curb in a keeper league. But I am considering it nonetheless. Best available SPs. SOROKA, LUGO, LYNN, EOVALDI, GAUSMAN, GIBSON
I could also drop Cahill or Bundy instead or is Castillo the guy to drop
Also I somehow still have ODOR on my bench. Maybe THAT is where the smell is coming from? Would you drop him for any of DESMOND, KINSLER, GURRIEL, PROFAR, HICKS, SCHLEBER, L.MARTIN
so drop Castillo, Cahill or Bundy for Soroka?
All of them? Castillo
1. Who do you think I should be trying to trade to clear some logjam of 3B: Suarez, Rendon, or Carpenter?
2. Would you drop anyone (like Cahill or Barraclough) to pick up Belt, Cron, Rodon, or Swarzak?
12-Team, Yahoo, H2H, 5×5 Redraft League
C – Ramos, 1B – Abreu, 2B – DJ, 3B – Suarez, SS – Machado, OF – Stanton/Cain/Teoscar, Util – Joc, Bench – Rendon, Carpenter
SP – Berrios, Corbin, Richards, Roark, Ross, Newcomb, Cahill; RP – Davis, Morrow, Strickland, Barraclough
DL (2 spots)- Cespedes, Darvish
1. Carp 2. Cahill for Rodon
Grey, whats up with Evil Knebel? Is he a hold or a drop for the likes of Rondon (or input RP of choice)?
Brewers just bad and haven’t had many opportunities, hate dropping a guy who was a complete stud last year.
I know you don’t love Elvis, but my second starting SS is Addison Russell. I’m kinda stacked in SP and need help on offense (though we also count SLG%) – would you trade Wacha (or Mikolas) and Russell for Elvis? Too much?
Sounds fine, I’d want more
@Grey: I was also considering trading just one of Wacha/Mikolas for Chris Taylor.