*life flashing before eyes right before death* Wow, that’s a lot times I picked up and dropped Chase Anderson.   Is it weird I can understand where Mike Tyson was coming from when he said he wanted to eat Lennox Lewis’ children?  Some of these players — Sonny Gray, Jon Gray, Chase Anderson — come to mind that make me want to eat someone’s children.  Not really (yes, really).  Why couldn’t Chase Anderson do this when he was on my team?!  *lines tacks up on desk, slams head down*  I’m okay!  *blood dripping from forehead like Abdullah the Butcher*  I can’t see!  *screaming at intern*  Getmeahandiwipesoicansee–Okay, I can see again.  I’m still seeing blood though.  Yesterday, Chase Anderson went 7 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 2 walks, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.13.  The peripherals are still not there for Anderson — 6.1 K/9, 3.5 BB/9, 5.17 xFIP — so I won’t be going back in on him.  That doesn’t mean it won’t make me think about salt and peppering some kids if he pitches well again.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Eric Thames – 1-for-4, 1 run as he hit leadoff, hitting .250.  Yes, sucks for Hayzeus Aaaaa-gueue-R.  What I’d like to spend a half-second on though.  Thames is hitting leadoff?  Doesn’t Villar hitting leadoff and Thames hitting sixth make sense?  Or to quote a young Haley Joel Osment, “I see dead RBIs.”

Noah Syndergaard – Getting a 2nd opinion on his finger.  If he needs a week between opinions on each finger, he may be out until June 2020.  A lot riding on Syndergaard, so can’t the Mets form ten lines behind each finger?

Yoenis Cespedes – No timetable for his return, and he’s back to square one….Which is Jm J. Bullock for the win!

Zack Wheeler – 5 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 4.98.  The good news is he’s at least pretending to be healthy.

Ronald Acuna – Nearing rehab games.  Great!  Hopefully he’s not running to them while trying to call himself safe.

Ozzie Albies – 1-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 16th homer, hitting .255.  Hey, I’ll take the power — snap!  So peace, stay off my back or I will attack and you don’t want that! — but is Albies a 35-homer, .250 hitter now?  Hit a couple singles between bombs, my baby boo.

Freddie Freeman – 1-for-2, 2 runs, and his 13th homer, hitting .341.  In case you don’t own him and know how well he’s doing, on the Fantasy Baseball Player Rater, he’s a top 7 overall player.

Ender Inciarte – 2-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs and 2 steals (19, 20), hitting .244.  Ender always goes like this.  Gets to about the edge of your patience, and now will go on a .340-in-a-month tear.  It’s Ender’s game, Mazer.

Mike Foltynewicz – 5 IP, 0 ER, 2 hits, zero walks, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.16.  But Falutintootinwhich left with a tight triceps.  NOOOOOOO *pauses to breathe*  OOOOOOOOO!!!  We need a prayer trapezoid now!

Didi Gregorius – 2-for-4 and his 12th and 13th homers, hitting .248.  Gra-gra-Gregorius!  Welcome back!  You wouldn’t have happened to see Giancarlo wherever you were, did you?

CC Sabathia – 5 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.27.  Why do I think CC totally trains with Bartolo in the offseason?  “You don’t need to throw fast.  Write that down.”  CC jots it down.  “Also, if you have more than 17 children you’re avoiding paying child support, you need to live out of a Penn Station locker.  Write that down too.”

Daniel Murphy – 0-for-4 as he was activated from the DL, and DH’d.  Mean’s while, Juan Soto took a seat.  Unfortunately for him, it wasn’t during a game of Duck, Duck, Goose.

Bryce Harper – Left yesterday’s game after being hit twice by Yankees pitchers.  PUA Mystery would agree with that neg if they’re trying to sign Harper next year.

Ian Kennedy – 8 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 5.13 vs. Sal Romano – 8 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 5.67.  This was a throwback game to the dead ball era, which makes sense when you consider it was a Kennedy vs. the Reds.

Trevor Williams – 3 IP, 3 ER and 5 unearned runs, ERA at 4.38.  Holy ticker shock that box scare nearly had me calling 911 for a defibrillator.

Starling Marte – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .286.  He fell a triple and a single short of the cycle, which is technically a bicycle.

John Ryan Murphy – 2-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI and hitting cleanup, and, as I look at the Diamondbacks lineup, I kinda understand it.  Without Pollock, there’s no middle of the Diamondbacks lineup, just as there’s no way of knowing how many people it takes to screw in a light bulb.

Ketel Marte – 2-for-2, 2 runs, 3 RBIs, and hitting near-.320 in the last week.  Yesterday’s Pirates-Diamondbacks game was a Marte party!

Jon Jay – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  The Federalist is in favor of a strong central government and hitting in front of Au Shizz.

Clay Buchholz – 4 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 3.21.  Wheels came off; there was definitely bumps and talk of needing Triple-A.

Rafael Devers – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .231.  “I’m not saying we can’t use Devers’ carcass to ride down the log flume at Six Flags, but I’m not saying we can’t–HOLD ON!  He’s alive!”

Andrew Benintendi – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer.  Is it me (it’s not me) or does he hit so many homers and they’re not counted on his stats?  He has to have more than 12 homers, doesn’t he?

David Fletcher – Recalled by the Angels to act as a utility man.  He hit .350 in Triple-A with six homers and seven steals, so he will become an All-Star on another team in five years when The Sciosciapath is done benching him.

Mike Trout – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 22nd and 23rd homer, and four homers in the last two games. We’re both from Jersey, but I won the state championships in checkers, so I don’t sweat him.

Mitch Haniger – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 14th and 15th homer.   That’s it, Mitch, get hot again!  Don’t make me regret naming my team, “If You Can Read My Team Name, The Mitch Fell Off.”

Ryon Healy – 2-for-4 and his 11th and 12th homer, and three homers in the past two games.  Hot schmotato alert!

Yoan Moncada – 1-for-4 and his 9th homer, hitting .232.  The calls in the comments to drop him must’ve reached critical mass, and now Moncada’s about to turn it on.  As I told one person in the comments yesterday, Moncada is around that of a .235 hitter, so huge dips in his performance should be expected.

Joakim Soria – 1/3 IP, 0 ER and his 9th save.  Not only did he get the save, but Nate Jones started the 9th and did a number two.  The two in this scenario is baserunners or poop.

Trevor Richards – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 4.41.  The Stream-o-Nator loved this start, and hates his next one, so drop him like he’s Trevor Gott.

Chris Stratton – 7 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.56.  He’s actually been better on the road this year like a musician who just had his first kid, but can’t settle down, wears a bandana and tells people he once played with the J. Geils Band.  Freeze frame!

Walker Buehler – Hit the DL with a microfracture of his rib.  The injury was found when they sent a microscopic Dennis Quaid into his blood stream.

Clayton Kershaw – Threw a bullpen session.  That puts him in line to return around the All-Star break.  He can then root on the Dodgers All-Stars, Matt Kemp (0-for-3, 1 run) and Max Muncy (2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer).  Just as they drew it up in the spring!

Joc Pederson – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, and 7th (!) homer in the last week.  If you wanna know what Razzball thinks of Joc, simply search his name.  There’s been about 189 posts about him on the site in the last week.  We need some kind of content management system where once one person writes about a player, no one else can write about him for a week.  Have to get Rudy on this.

Yasiel Puig – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer, as Joc and him hit 7th and 8th in the lineup, because Dave Roberts has a thing for redheads and likes Justin Turner in his three hole.  Only thing I can think of.

Trevor Cahill – Sounds headed to the DL due to a heel problem.  A ‘Cahill problem’ would also work there.

Daniel Mengden – 4 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 3.90.  I see people with Mengden still on their teams.  Yo, prematurely balding men and the five women that love them, that ship has sailed.  Mengden was a streamer a few weeks back, he wasn’t meant to own.

Carlos Correa – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 11th homer, as he returned to the lineup.  Also, in this game, Evan Gattis (2-for-4, 5 RBIs) hit his 11th homer.  Sure, Correa is hitting for a better average, but, woof, they have the same number of homers.  Member when you wanted to draft Correa in the top 15 and I told you not to?  Yup.  I didn’t say to take Gattis instead, either.  That was CBS.

Ken Giles – 1 IP, 0 ER and the save, ERA at 4.76.  *tears up lottery tickets with Hector Rondon’s name on it, throws them in the air*  In all seriousness, I don’t think this is said and done yet.

Joe Mauer – Cleared of concussion symptoms and will begin rehab games.  Mauer said, “I feel as good as new,” as he walked into a closet thinking it was the team plane.  In the pitch dark, “Damn, I knew I should’ve requested a window seat.”

Ehire Adrianza – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and a slam (3) and legs (3), and his 2nd homer in five games, and hitting near-.325 in the last week.  Could be a light schmotato.  Fun fact!  Every email Ehire sends people think it’s from LinkedIn and delete it.

Miguel Cabrera – Needs season-ending surgery.  Maybe there’s nothing to it, but I’m convinced the easier a player has when they’re younger, the harder they have it when they get older.  Hanley comes to mind, Andruw Jones too.  Now Miggy.  Players that coast on natural ability when they’re young, struggle when they get old.  That’s in my scientific example using a case study of three players.  I am low key celebrating John Hicks as my catcher now that he is the Tigers’ 1st basemen.

Francisco Liriano – Will make a rehab start on Sunday.  I was gonna make some joke about how your 2006 self is crazy excited, so I went to look at Liriano’s lifetime stats.  He’s had literally one great year since 2006, three solid years and has never pitched 200 IP in one year.  To all the fathers out there, if you don’t teach your son how to pitch with his left hand from the moment he can stand, you deserve to be left on the lawn at an old age home when you hit 70.

Scott Kingery – 1-for-2, 4 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .215.  And you people said he retired to raise chickens!  I told you ChicKingery Farms doesn’t exist!

Aaron Nola – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.27.  Solid start, great year, but this was vs. the Rockies in Philly.  The Rockies are the Jekyll and Hyde of teams.  Feared at home, sneered at away.

Jon Gray – 6 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners (4 BBs), 10 Ks, ERA at 5.68.  Maybe because he’s beaten me down to the point where I flinch when I see his name, but this was a damn good start for him!  Totally trying to convince myself he’s turned a corner!  Nope, it’s not working!

Tom Murphy – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs as he was recalled.  Woo-hoo!  My favorite Murphy!  I’d say eff Daniel Murphy, but he might take it the wrong way and try to hunt me down.

Sergio Romo – 1 IP, 0 ER, and the save, ERA at 5.19.  For the first time since Colome was traded, the Rays had a save opportunity, and it went to Romo.  As they say after dessert in Poland, (I’m paraphrasing), “Today’s closer is tomorrow’s opener.”

Wilson Ramos – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer.  The Rays big names today were Romo & Ramos, the founding brothers of Rome.  Or was that Goofus and Gallant?

Josh Donaldson – Could be activated today.  Donaldson says he’s ready, as he played catch yesterday with an ant hill that was positioned 18 inches in front of him.

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Mike
Mike
4 years ago

Already picked up Héctor Rondón this week. Do you think I’d be better off ROS with Kyle Barraclough or possibly Seranthony Domínguez? I’m worried there won’t be many save opportunities in Miami this year.

I already have Brad Hand, Felipe Vázquez, & Josh Hader (for Ks, not a Holds league). Ideally would like to roster 3 closers + Hader, So of the 5 closers mentioned, will you rank them ROS for me please and thank you?

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
4 years ago

Hey Grey,

Would you rather have John Hicks or Odor in RCL? Thanks!

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
4 years ago

Thanks Grey for answering these questions. I’ve got two.

1. Drop Moreland or Muncy for Gurriel?

2. Drop Cahill for Soroka?

Johnny2Seam
Johnny2Seam
Reply to  Justin Ralph
4 years ago

@Justin Ralph:
1. Probably Muncy
2. Yeah

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Justin Ralph
4 years ago

@Justin Ralph: cahill’s going DL anyway, notice bassett hound’s awesome FIP and SON should like his upcoming start in cahill’s place.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  The Harrow
4 years ago

@The Harrow: “from this height they appear to be tied, but i will go in for a closer look”.

after looking at SON it doesn’t really like bassett hound’s start in replacement of cahill. so on closer inspection “these shoes appear to be loafers”

The Shoe
The Shoe
4 years ago

Hey Grey, hope you’re having a great Wednesday night!

A. Snell is a top ___ starter ROS

B. Who among my team might make sense to offer up as trade bait to get Snell: Posey, C. Santana, Kinsler, Merrifield, Bregman, Arenado, Trout, Cain, Haniger, Cruz, Meadows; Morton, Quintana, Pivetta, Soroka, Gibson, Clevinger, Stripling

C. Soroka is a top ___ starter ROS

D. I think you said in a podcast about a month ago that you think Soroka could develop into a perennial top 15 starter. Did I hear correctly? It’s really too soon for this, but I’m thinking ahead about keepers.

Thanks as always!

johnny2Seam
johnny2Seam
4 years ago

Last one I’ll ask tonight:

Give: Gio gonzalez
Get: Brandon nimmo

Thoughts?

Alex
Alex
4 years ago

Time to drop Jon gray to open up a streaming spot? He’s my weakest starter

The Harrow
The Harrow
4 years ago

hmmm, covey’s a weird one. his FIP is awesome, SON hates him, but he just keeps eating people’s baby’s. he’s being added everywhere obviously from just the latter. unlike montas who i added when he was doing similar, but at least montas was once a respected prospect. hard to trust anything in weird spots such as this.

Against All Logic
Against All Logic
4 years ago

Yo Billy Hamilton or Jankowski?

Willis
Willis
4 years ago

Grey,

Which side wins in this deal (ROTO, 12 team keeper league):

C. Sale
M. Betts

for

C. Bellinger
R. Hoskins
Edwin Diaz
M. Wacha

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
4 years ago

I was offered Blackmon and Trea Turner for Harper and Trevor Bauer. I should do that right?

Milarky
Milarky
4 years ago

Kind of a follow-up. I’m struggling with Josh Bell as a second 1B. What are your thoughts on him rest of season? I may be able to sell him along with Mikolas or Wacha for Gallo. My pitching has been nails so I’ve got some excess.

Milarky
Milarky
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Fair enough – pitching is hard to sell in my league unless it’s borderline elite. Do you think Bell rebounds, or is he this useless in the power department?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
4 years ago

It’s too late for now as I’ve already dropped him for the next guy, but what chance Soroka becomes more than a streamer (if he hasn’t already)? My league only has 10 adds a week, so I can’t really afford to carry a guy you’re not going to start pretty much every time out.

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
Reply to  SteveNZ
4 years ago

@Stephen Lyon: probably depends on league size and what other SP are streamers in that league.

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: that brings up a good question, 16 team roto dynasty with K/9 and QS added, and k/BB. somebody dropped keuchel (FAAB) and i’d guess even with hamels don’t bid here, as hamels at least has a good K rate and i’m near certain somebody will think “didn’t this guy get a cy young” and bid like 18 or something anyway

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Hehe, I knew you’d zing me on that :-)

Mr. A Knife
Mr. A Knife
4 years ago

as a brinson owner still (in a 20 team dynasty h2h and a 16 team dynasty roto only at this stage) i’ve noticed that he has turned into (at least my) version of colby rasmus last few years, a LARGE % of his HR’s/doubles/triples/2 hit games (or even ONE hit games) have taken place on slow days in which i actually start him. this newsy possibly for anybody in DFS tomorrow or batty calls.

Mr. A Knife
Mr. A Knife
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: i don’t know if it’s good or not for predicatablity going forward (why would it be; to believe so would take the egoism of those type of owners that say “hey guys i dropped underperforming player X so now of course he’ll do well so go grab him”), but man, he has done well in the few days i’ve had to play him. i’ll look back and see exactly what he’s done when i had to play him in those leagues, as i’m sure it’s an OPS at least 150 pts more than his season long one.

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
4 years ago

Hey Grey,

Couple of random thoughts: It is very hard owning Harper outside of those few weeks a year when he delivers all his counting stats at once.

As a Soto owner–who needs him in the Nats lineup on the regular– I could not be more happy about his 3-run jack. Youngest to homer at Yankee Stadium (the real one) since Ken Griffey Jr. Childish Bambino. Love it.

Mr. A Knife
Mr. A Knife
Reply to  GrassyKnollRedding
4 years ago

@GrassyKnollRedding: harper one of the most unlucky players in all of baseball this year in BABIP, his true average is .288. here’s some others:
desmond (.274 vs .196)
the black d.fowler (.249 vs .172)
k.calhoun (.222 vs .145)
wong (.252 vs .185)
dyson chicken legs (.261 vs .195)
buxton (.218 vs .156)
camargo (.273 vs .212)
kraken (.242 vs .187)

Mr. A Knife
Mr. A Knife
4 years ago

rosterR keeps showing spangs as a backup, but he’s starting most of the time lately. in a 20 teamer where there’s literally few useful players (redraft) and while waiting for jedong to come back i’m rocking panik, panik or spangs?

William Hung
William Hung
4 years ago

are we worried about Pivetta?

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  William Hung
4 years ago

@William Hung: nvm just saw the response above

SwaggerJackers
SwaggerJackers
4 years ago

Speaking of Pivetta blowing….

4 sub par starts in a row. We still running this guy out week after week?

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: My batters are slumping, so why not my pitchers too?

I'm Keith Hernandez
I'm Keith Hernandez
4 years ago

Please rank Heaney, Skaggs and Wright

buster moon
buster moon
4 years ago

ROS – OBP.. Sano or Healy?

DodgersWindowClosed
DodgersWindowClosed
4 years ago

Pivetta blows. Geez, I jumped through hoops to get that guy.

Johnny2Seam
Johnny2Seam
4 years ago

Thoughts on this trade in a dynasty league?

GIVE: Yu Darvish & Didi Gregorius

GET: Justin Verlander & Marcus Semien

Johnny2Seam
Johnny2Seam
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

A different offer for Darvish just came in:

Give- Darvish
Get- Nimmo & Wacha

Should I do this one of the Verlander one?

Oppo Taco
Oppo Taco
4 years ago

Goldy or Hoskins in a keeper? Thinking more so for 2019 and beyond. Is it close? Thanks

Oppo Taco
Oppo Taco
Reply to  Oppo Taco
4 years ago

@Oppo Taco: Meant to add Rizzo in there too….Which 2 do you prefer

uncle ernie
uncle ernie
4 years ago

Run your thoughts by me on this please. My Springer and Severino for his J Ram and Bum. Thanks

NH
NH
4 years ago

Clevinger or Quintana

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
4 years ago

Welp…I made that Newcomb for Archer offer this morning and it was accepted. Then I saw afterwards that you wouldn’t have made that trade. In my defense, it’s a shallow league and I try to be less risk averse in such a format and I have the open DL spot. Being a shallow league, I can now pick up someone like Soroka until Archer is off the DL. Plus, looking under the hood, Newcomb’s peripherals were trending downwards while Archer’s were trending up. Does this context make the move more defensible?

Fleeced
Fleeced
4 years ago

Can you rank the below in a redraft? Need help in every cat haha

L. Martin, Healy, B. Anderson and Kinsler

Fleeced
Fleeced
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:
Thanks. Would you drop Schoop for any of them? Or hold

I'm Keith Hernandez
I'm Keith Hernandez
4 years ago

Drop Braun for Joc?

Scott
Scott
4 years ago

Bauers or beltre for a utility spot. Obp league. Thanks

Favio Vasquez
4 years ago

Who would you say are must adds off the D/L for ROS value from the following;
Belt
Andrus
Simmons
DeJong
Cueto

Favio Vasquez
Reply to  Favio Vasquez
4 years ago

Roto, sorry

favio vasquez
favio vasquez
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

THANKS GREY!!!!!!!!!!

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
4 years ago

Ok Grey, one more if you don’t mind. Joc or Gardner in our Yahoo 10 Team H2H Points League? I currently have Gardner. He was hot the week I added him, but he has since cooled again.

Thanks much Grey.

BOISE
BOISE
4 years ago

You starting Maeda against Texas at home? Rangers suck, but fresh off the DL with no rehab start…

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
4 years ago

Hello Grey,
I have Daniel Murphy to put in my lineup next week, so I guess I need to lose one of Ketel Marte or Semien. I am leaning moving Marte to SS and dropping Semien, as he is on a better team and he seems to be hitting better, but I wanted to get your take. This is a Yahoo 12 Team H2H League with OPS and Holds.

Thanks much Grey.

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Yeah, thought you’d say that, as you have always liked Semien. Marte it is.

Thanks again Grey.

Sbr
Sbr
4 years ago

Jon gray and pivetta or Carlos Martinez?

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
4 years ago

Start Mahle at KC?

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
4 years ago

10 team roto 5×5 redraft.

Saves are really tight and I’m not deep at closer.

I was offered KJansen for Cmart. My pitching is pretty good and wire is deep with starters. Pull the trigger? Or you expect better things from Cmart?

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: My other starters are Bauer (not trading), Soroka, Quintana, Mikolas, Gibson, Newcomb, Musgrove, and Rodon.

I kinda feel like I value the other starters more then my league mates.

Trade partner has Jansen, Strickland, Norris, Swarzak, SGreene, Rondon, Giles. He’s up 30+ saves on the next highest guy (had Familia too).

Cmart for Jansen seems decent, but I could also get Norris AND Strickland as well; I’d have to drop Jordan Hicks though, who I like.

Do you see any other trades? Maybe Mikolas for Strickland/Norris?

Alex
Alex
4 years ago

Keuchel and Jon gray or Carlos Martinez which side wins

henncoop
henncoop
4 years ago

Report that Fedde being recalled from minors…worth dropping guyslike Marco Gonzales, LeBlanc, or Gray for him??
Do you think this will be potentially long term??

Tbone
Tbone
4 years ago

I was Offered Betts for Springer? What do you think?

12 team head to head 6x 6 dynasty. I’m currently 10-0.

Dubs23
Dubs23
4 years ago

Simien and Castillo for Luccessi and Schoop?

mrm3711
mrm3711
4 years ago

Hey Grey, late questch but would appreciate your insight if you get a change. In my 12-team standard Y! league I’ve offered Miguel Sano up to every team in the league in trade discussions but no takers. The power has been there but nothing else has, and his peripheral numbers don’t scream regression. But, that power is so tantalizing. Sano is currently in my UTIL spot. Would you hold Sano, or cut him and pick up one of the following? I am leaning towards keeping Sano for now but am getting antsy.

Cesar Hernandez, Pillar, Chapman, Ketel Marte, Schebler, Margot, Longo

Thanks!

mrm3711
mrm3711
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: thanks!

Steamin Beamen
Steamin Beamen
4 years ago

Should I be rushing to pickup Mike Montgomery?

My drop Jameson Taillon.

Would really hurt me in my H2H matchup this week as I definitely could use another pitcher to stream.

So basically is he worth it?

Steamin Beamen
Steamin Beamen
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Ha right, someone dropped him on Saturday.

I was also thinking about the consideration that he might get bumped from the rotation soon.

Is he definitely the man out when Yu gets back?

Steamin Beamen
Steamin Beamen
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Got it, thanks so much!

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
4 years ago

Mookie’s back!

Mike
Mike
4 years ago

Would you trade Hosmer & Devers for Bregman in a 6*6 keeper league?
My SS is hideous.

Stumanji!
Stumanji!
4 years ago

10 tm H2H. Pretty much all pitching categories are tied through today, including QS and Sv. Drop Rondon for Lugo? Currently playing 4 RP in Rondon, Boxberger, Strickland, and Bearclaw.

Also, any RPs you’re cyclopsing that could be a top 15ish closer come the trade deadline? E.g., Yates?

NH
NH
4 years ago

Which closer would you trade
Kimbrel or Hand

Also, one of those closers for either Lester or Snell

Would you make the trade

knucks
knucks
Reply to  NH
4 years ago

@NH: Kimbrel > Hand

Snell > Lester

So Hand for Snell if you need an SP more than Saves

NH
NH
Reply to  NH
4 years ago

these are the only two closers i have on my team

Launch Angle
Launch Angle
4 years ago

Is Muncy’s production sustainable…a 2017 Smoak type breakout?

Alex
Alex
4 years ago

Want to package hosmer and jo ma for an upper tier OF in an OBP league, who would be a good target?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
4 years ago

Grey I am already stating t think about 2019 season. What I want to do is assign players a monetary value to fit in a salary cap. Do you know any good websites that offer that?

prescriptionnugs
prescriptionnugs
4 years ago

k herrera and seranthony for n cruz

3 rp 2 P league so there are teams with 5 closers and i have dogshit closers so i am thinking of forgoing saves

Norm Ginsberg
Norm Ginsberg
4 years ago

Who do you want — Aguila or Meadows? Both sit goo much (but Ionly viablr options for my bench bat).

Who do you think becomes Houston’s starter once they realize Keukel = batting practice?

surfer dude
surfer dude
4 years ago

Hi, 10 tm h2h pts.
In need of a SP, would you drop any of these guys – Baez, Olsen or Smoak for Mike Soroka?
Thanks a bunch!

prescriptionnugs
prescriptionnugs
4 years ago

k herrera for stress bird?

prescriptionnugs
prescriptionnugs
Reply to  prescriptionnugs
4 years ago

@prescriptionnugs: disregard

henncoop
henncoop
4 years ago

Sorry in advance for the Catcher question. Hicks over either Molina or Zunino??
Thanks

Johnnyhobbes
Johnnyhobbes
4 years ago

Thanks for the write up- half the fun is googling your references. Forgetting about Position need etc- Sano, Pederson, Nimmo– ROS? Ill be cyclopsing Loaisiga … I dont think Heaney is dropped for him but Henaey is up down pretty hard so far. also- Expanse is pretty awesome. syfy dumped it but amazon picking it up….

Johnnyhobbes
Johnnyhobbes
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: 12 teamer 11 bat positions. I have devers at third(he will come around) fyi . Damn I never even thought about the cursing element-if it add to the show then so be it. I could see Amos cursing up a storm.

Willy Mo
Willy Mo
4 years ago

You on board with andrew suarez tonight in miami?

Willy Mo
Willy Mo
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: stream and pray! He gets 2 home starts next week home vs miami again and then san diego so heres to hoping he can have 3 decent starts in a row..!

Laguna BobbyI
Laguna BobbyI
4 years ago

Yo Grey,

1) Shallow 10 team mixed league, limited bench spots, the following pitchers all free agents: Eduardo, Skaggs, Lugo, Guerra, Montas. I have 1 roster spot available. Any of these guys more than a streamer in a super shallow league? Or should I just rotate and play matchups based on SON?

2) Please rank for me, categories dont matter….Joc, Nimmo, Gallo

Thanks G!

abmsports23
abmsports23
4 years ago

Which 2 for ROS? Gregory Polanco, Ian Desmond, Joc Pederson

prescriptionnugs
prescriptionnugs
4 years ago

is alex wood basically droppable for the fuck of it? think streamer or batty call spot…

prescriptionnugs
prescriptionnugs
Reply to  prescriptionnugs
4 years ago

@prescriptionnugs: i should add that i have nola, bauer, snell, corbin, pivetta, newcomb, musgrove, buehler

and i have a series of trade tapes on my resume so no one will take him

IntendedSteb
IntendedSteb
4 years ago

Vlad Jr and Acuna for Arenado? Keeper league with ops and slugging.

IntendedSteb
IntendedSteb
Reply to  IntendedSteb
4 years ago

@IntendedSteb: OBP that is.

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
4 years ago

Bryant for Kluber. Which side? Fairish?

Ante Galic
Ante Galic
4 years ago

Grey!!!

Excellent write-up! Just managed to read it now, it’s like manna from heaven after a long day on the road.

a. So am finally here in Kampala. Have to go for my exit medical exam. Hopefully I will pass my urine test (haha, pollock joke!). I go back by road tomorrow and will be at home around this same time so don’t freak out if I’m not on when you get on tomorrow, ‘K?

b. Lovin’ Joc! He is officially the hottest current player in MLB.

c. Mark Twain quote of the day for June 13

Young Man: You keep using that word–training. By it do you particularly mean–

Old Man: Study, instruction, lectures, sermons? That is a part of it–but not a large part. I mean all the outside influences. There are a million of them. From the cradle to the grave, during all his waking hours, the human being is under training. In the very first rank of
his trainers stands association. It is his human environment which influences his mind and his feelings, furnishes him his ideals, and sets him on his road and keeps him in it. If he leave[s] that road he will find himself shunned by the people whom he most loves and esteems, and whose approval he most values. He is a chameleon; by the law of his
nature he takes the color of his place of resort. The influences about him create his preferences, his aversions, his politics, his tastes, his morals, his religion. He creates none of these things for himself. He thinks he does, but that is because he has not examined into the matter.

Cheers,
Ante

Crime Dog
Crime Dog
4 years ago

Puig has hit .346/.407/.744 over the last month and continues to hit 7th and sit. Makes no sense to me when Roberts hit him 3rd all of April when he was cold.

Wan
Wan
4 years ago

grey,
keeper league trade proposal – I give up Mazara, A. reyes, and newcomb for Kershaw, JD Martinez?
12 team head 2 head league. Im currently in 3rd place.

Vee
Vee
4 years ago

Good stuff Grey

1. Would u hold Clay Butthholz for his next start at home vs NYM? Or drop him to stream Frankie montas tmw at home vs HOU?

2. Too early to consider dropping cespedes? Sounds like it’s gonna be a long DL stint

3. Too many bats. What kind of SP could I get if I trade away Juan Soto?

Thanks as always

hotmilk8
hotmilk8
4 years ago

Grey, 10 team Points league redraft.
Would you trade Rendon/D.Gordon/Heaney to receive Machado/Soroka

My Team
Ramos,Hosmer/Smoak,Solarte/Gordon,Turner,Rendon,Betts/Brantley/Bryant/Marte/Gardner

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
4 years ago

On the pod when you asked Ralph if he knew CT: HA!

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: That somehow made it better!

tshank13
tshank13
4 years ago

Which is the better target? Moustakas for Pivetta/Desmond or Pivetta/Puig

6×6 OPS Keeper league. Already own Rendon and Sano. Lost Buehler and Strasburg.

tshank13
tshank13
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Awesome. Much appreciated!

Launch Angle
Launch Angle
4 years ago

Grandal or Sal Perez ROS in standard roto – R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG?

Scott
Scott
4 years ago

Is jed lowrie droppable in a 14 team format? He was so hot but has completely reversed all of the good he did in april. Thanks

Mike Sciosciapath
Mike Sciosciapath
4 years ago

Jose Miguel Fernandez is my starting 1B, Luis Valbuena is filling in at 3B while I start Zach Cozart at SS until Andrelton Simmons gets back. My CF Mike Trout but I am stuck in the middle of the pack. I dumped Cron earlier this year, big mistake. Calhoun has tanked.

How do I turn my team around?

Mike Sciosciapath
Mike Sciosciapath
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

Thanks! Should I bench “Albatross” Pujols too and DH Ohtani or should I send him to the surgeon?

Also, is Jim Johnson droppable?

Mike Sciosciapath
Mike Sciosciapath
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

Ha! Thanks again. I was leaning towards bringing back Macier Izturis but then my GM reminded me that I don’t believe in reunions, otherwise I’d be managing the Dodgers. But I hear Ron Cey is available if Roberts gets canned.

Mike Sciosciapath
Mike Sciosciapath
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

No, I forgot all about him. I don’t really get all that excited about high OBP, low K guys that are good base stealers. Although I do prefer age 35+ leadoff hitters. Kinsler may not get on base but he has all the tools otherwise. If I could start Shawn Green at second base, though, perhaps I could move Kinsler to RF.

Mike Sciosciapath
Mike Sciosciapath
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

I tried to teach him the knuckleball. He has the right mustache for the job, but he can only throw 56 2/3 feet. It’s a damn shame. Good idea though. Afterall, he is a very hands on owner, just ask Jerry DiPoto and Tony Reagins!!!

Mike Sciosciapath
Mike Sciosciapath
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

I’m afraid that would make Bill Veeck roll over in his grave. Otherwise great idea!

Gregarious
Gregarious
4 years ago

D Price and K Seager for K Bryant…6×6 OPS league….which side?

Scott
Scott
4 years ago

Beltre or seager ros? This is an obp roto league and seager hitting .225 avg and. 275 obp isn’t helping. This is for my util spot and we have daily transactions so beltre’s rest days can be filled. I just want to know if the counting stars will be there. Thx

CarlosMartinez’Barber
CarlosMartinez’Barber
4 years ago

Jose Martinez (1st base/of) or Lorenzo Cain – 10 team roto, OBP

El Famous Burrito
El Famous Burrito
4 years ago

Man, Innerspace just doesn’t get enough love.

Don Majikowski
Don Majikowski
4 years ago

Blackmon or Cain + Ozuna ROS?

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

was on here yesterday with this. rodon dropped by somebody.

14 team h2h redraft with QS and K/9.
i have: lynn, heaney, montas, V2, pivetta, wacha, stripling, dervish
DL: otani, stroman, lucchesi (dervish moves to DL slot)

what about rather than V2 dropping (3.68 FIP, 68th SP in league, and SON loves him), drop stroman (4.57 FIP albeit was playing hurt, but still might be, ROS QS rater has him as 5.2). this same rater does have V2’s ROS value as -3.3 (7.9 per game for stroman vs V2’s -.3)

I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail
I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail
On paper all-stars
On paper all-stars
4 years ago

Corbin and Renfroe for cespedes and Kyle tucker. Keeper league. Which side you like? Thanks!

Joah
Joah
4 years ago

C chirinos
1b Abreu
2b Albies
3b Bryant
Ss Tim Anderson
If moustakas
Of Ozuna,benetendi, Cain, puig
Util joc, Haniger
Bench Bauers
DL Dahl NA senzel

P Nola,Bauer, sale, Jon gray, Wright, German, wacha, lugo, pivetta, Rondon, Alvarado, Bradley, Jeffress, DL Ohtani

12 team h2h yahoo with added cats net steals, ops, triples, holds. I want to trade for Bryce Harper he’s on my brothers teams I’m in first place he needs all the help he can get should I offer him a trade?

Joah
Joah
4 years ago

C chirinos
1b Abreu
2b Albies
3b Bryant
Ss Tim Anderson
If moustakas
Of Ozuna,benetendi, Cain, puig
Util joc, Haniger
Bench Bauers
DL Dahl NA senzel

P Nola,Bauer, sale, Jon gray, Wright, German, wacha, lugo, pivetta, Rondon, Alvarado, Bradley, Jeffress, DL Ohtani

12 team h2h yahoo with added cats net steals, ops, triples, holds. I want to trade for Bryce Harper he’s on my brothers teams I’m in first place he needs all the help he can get should I offer him a trade?

Chisoxx22
Chisoxx22
4 years ago

10 team 5×5. Baez for Didi/scooter. Which side you like?

Justin
Justin
Reply to  Chisoxx22
4 years ago

@Chisoxx22:

Prob Didi/Scooter but in a 10 team that’s close

Chisoxx22
Chisoxx22
Reply to  Justin
4 years ago

@Justin: I have Gordon and Schoop at 2b and poop isn’t doing much lol

MarvPesos
marv
4 years ago

Grey,

12-tm H2H cat keeper (keep 12) CATS – (9) R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG,OPS,XBH – (8) W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS. LIMIT of 35 moves – no streaming

My team is crushing this league and I’d like to say thanks to Razzball team (F’in Beauties you guys are!)

With Buehler hitting the DL I have an additional free pickup so looking for your best pickup off the Waiver wire (also if you see anyone worth swapping from my team below for a wire guy let me know). My team is a little weak in pitching (most teams overload all bench with pitching) but strong in hitting. Is it worth dropping Strickland and maybe picking up (2) closers (help keep the ratios I get in pitching low?)

Available on the wire:
HIT – E. Gattis, C. Dickerson, S. Choo, J. Villar, K. Pillar, K. Marte, J. Pederson, L. Martin, B. Anderson, DR. Grichuk, M. Taylor,
PIT – L. Lynn, D. Duffy, B. Peacock, J. Chacin, C. Stratton, T. Mahle, Z. Wheeler
RP – K. Giles, F. Rodney, S. Greene, B. Parker, B. Brach, K. Barraclough, J. Soria

My team:
C – W. Ramos
1B – P. Goldschmidt
2B – A. Rizzo
3B – Eugenio Suarez
SS – T. Turner
CI – J. Turner
MI – X. Bogaerts
LF – C. Yelich
CF – C. Blackmon
RF – M. Haniger
Util – A. Meadows
BN – T. Mancini
BN – B. Dozier
BN – N. Mazara
BN – N. Senzel (Not Active)

SP – C. Carrasco
SP – J. Verlander
SP – J. Paxton
RP – H. Strickland
RP – K