Sign says, ‘Don’t stay away, fools,’ cause Cody Bellinger rules!  No?  Okay, go to sleep.  “Go to sleep” is my new favorite thing I say that my Cougar can’t stand.  She’s like, “Why are you excited?”  Rather than saying, “I’m excited because Cody Bellinger was called up,” I say, “Go to sleep.”  Is that bad?  I feel like her reaction is like the step before divorce.  “Baby, we’re good, go to sleep.”  “It’s 4 o’clock on a Tuesday.”  “Yeah, go to sleep.”  And then we’re divorced.  You know who isn’t divorced?  Cody Bellinger!  Okay, I’m talking crazy, but I’m excited, you get it.   In 18 games of Triple-A, he was hitting .343 with five homers and seven steals.  I will now cackle maniacally.  Who is this guy, Justice Eric Ruth Thames but with speed?  I can’t even.  *puts handkerchief to forehead, and faints*  Oh, thank you for catching me in my dream state, Giancarlo.  This is funny (not funny), Bellinger had three homers last year in Triple-A.  Guess how many games?  Oh, three.  Three games!  I wanna project him over five months for 17 HRs, 20 SBs, and .280, but feel like that is too conservative, that’s how crazy I am for him.  Yes, you should absolutely grab him.  Where will he play when Pederson returns from the DL?  Not sure, but worth grabbing him now to see how the Dodgers handle it.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Madison Bumgarner – Doesn’t need shoulder surgery.  He also received a participation trophy from the BMX 3000, ages 12-30.  Good week overall.

Ty Blach – 5 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 4.22.  Bumgarner’s replacement — Bumblach?  Sounds like a nudist’s suntan lotion. — is fine for NL-Only leagues, but I’d rely on Stream-o-Nator for Blach in mixed leagues.

Brandon Crawford – Might need a DL after leaving the game with a groin strain.  Eduardo Nunez covered for him.  At short, not at groin.

Gerrit Cole – 7 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.60.  He’s totally trolling you now.  You know that, right?  You’re being trolled.  “Ooh, tough matchup vs. the Cubs, yeah, I’m gonna bench Cole.”  And now you’ve been trolled.  It’s not trolling, it’s Coling.  That’s what Gerrit does.

Kyle Hendricks – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.50.  I don’t buy that he’s suddenly back after his first three starts were less than spectacular.  This is like 1999 Woodstock.  Hendrix looked good, but it was on a Diamond Vision screen and he’s been gone for 25 years.

Pablo Sandoval – Hit the DL with a knee sprain.  The fantasy baseballer (<–my mom’s term!) who once again drafted Sandoval this year, because of some dieting-slash-best shape of his life narrative that they believed is writing an autobiography called, “From Kung Fu Panda to FU Panda.”

David Price – Will face live hitters on Saturday.  “So we brought our bats for nothing?”  That’s the zombie hitters that were hoping to take some cuts.

Matt Carpenter – Suspended one game for bumping an ump.  He didn’t appeal the ruling because what was the suspension going to be reduced to?  He had to sit out innings four thru seven?

Michael Wacha – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.55.  Next year, I’m just gonna have a tier of starters to draft called, “Cardinals starters, grab one.”

Roberto Osuna – 1 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 5.40.  I don’t want to scream fire in the theater of Razzball, but Osuna has not looked right all year.

Aaron Sanchez – Threw a 30-pitch bullpen session as he works his way back from a blister.  Sanchez said he felt fine, then Rich Hill tried to Facetime with him, and Sanchez refused the call while snickering to himself, “Sorry, no wifi.”

Rajai Davis – Hit the Disgraceful List.  Aw, man, the King of SAGNOF has been so bad this year, I kinda thought he retired.  Filling in for Rajai will be Jaff Decker, Matt Joyce, Adam Rosales, Josh Phegley–Holy Allah Mecca, what happened to the A’s team?

Kendall Graveman – Will start Thursday, reporting no discomfort after throwing a side session on Monday.  That’s called a side sesh.  It’s like a side piece but it doesn’t ask you why you can’t give her one weekend night.  “Baby, I’m going to Six Flags on Saturday with my BM and the kids, you know that.”

Jesse Hahn – 8 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.08.  The Regression Fairies were out in full force yesterday, but they obviously didn’t ‘talk to the Hahn.’  My guess is they will pay him a visit soon.  His 6.9 K/9 and 3.1 BB/9 don’t coalesce as a 2.08 ERA pitcher, but more like one with a 4.00 ERA.

Santiago Casilla – 1 IP, 1 ER and his first blown save. Didn’t wanna be a naysayer, a total sayer of nay, but I’m surprised Casilla lasted this long looking decent.  Let’s not forget the Giants wanted him gone for the last three years.  Oh, and Doolittle isn’t that good either, but might have the inside track on the closer job now.

Mark Reynolds – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer.  Legit, he’s my best hitter on a few of my teams.  So, when you go back to preseason and you’re like, “Grey dog, look at my team, and tell me whatcha think of this ting — I’m Jamaican I say tings.”  Like William Goldman once said about Hollywood, no one knows anything.

Anthony Rendon – 1-for-4, 1 run as the Nats scored 15 runs in Coors.  I’d say ticker tease, but it’s been more like a ticker season for Rendon.  C’mon, schmohawk, get your shizz together.

Koda Glover – 1 IP, 2 ER.  With a ten-run lead in Coors, Dusty pitched Glover in the 7th inning.  I’ll forgive a lot, but this is uneffinforgivable.  Like a real snowflake, I’m about to start a petition at Move On dot org to fire Dusty.

Trea Turner – 4-for-6, 4 runs, 7 RBIs and his 1st homer, as he hit for the cycle.  This is the 2nd cycle in Coors this year.  Coors and cycles go together, and not because if you’re drinking Coors and riding a cycle it’s probably because you have at least two DUIs.

Paul Goldschmidt – 4-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer.  Au Shizz!

Patrick Corbin – 7 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.10.  Hey, I like him, but this was vs. the 1927 Padres.  In 1927, Padres were not hitting, they were taking confession from Nucky Thompson.

Jabari Blash – 1-for-2 and his 1st homer.  It’s like spring training all over again!  With Jankowski on the DL, Blash will be seeing playing time for the next two weeks.  I haven’t grabbed him in mixed leagues yet, but am looking to make a Blash in NL-Only leagues.

Jean Segura – 3-for-6, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer, as he was activated from the DL.  Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “Been going around the office that I farted into the break room refrigerator then shut the door real fast for some poor unsuspecting dupe.  This is fake news.”

Felix Hernandez – 2 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 4.73, and left with a dead arm.  More votes for the Hall of Fame if F-Her plays another seven years or if he retires abruptly in June?  Serious question.  I’m going with abruptly in June.

Mitch Haniger – Diagnosed with a strained oblique.  Oh, no, he’s got Mat Gamelitis.  This is a disease that strikes prospects who are way past the point of breaking out, then, when they finally break out, they get injured repeatedly.  There’s no cure.  Haniger could be out for three to four weeks.  Taylor Motter’s like, “Yo, I got this,” then Danny Valencia’s like, “You don’t need to play two positions, I’m here,” and everyone is like, “Danny who?”

Danny Valencia – 2-for-2, 2 runs and his 1st homer.  Danny who again?  So, Valencia will play while Haniger is out, and there might be something here if Valencia gets hot.  Will Valencia be Awesometown?  I doubt it.

Kyle Seager – Said his sore hip feels fine.  He also said, “I’m not 80 years old.”

Alex Avila – 3-for-5, 3 runs and his 4th homer, hitting .407.  Also, in this game, James McCann (2-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs, hitting .178) hit his 5th homer.  Tigers’ catchers 9 homers; Red Sox team 11 homers.  Oh, screw you baseball and your goofy nonsense!

Justin Upton – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .294.  If this is his April, I feel bad for his owners in May and June.  His bad always catches up to his good and vice versa.

Ian Kinsler – 4-for-5, 4 runs, 2 RBIs, hitting .262.  The Tigers scored 19 runs last night, which seems excessive.  Surprised Kinsler didn’t step in and tell the team it’s very Latino to emote with so many runs.

Jose Altuve – Collided with Teoscar Hernandez and that little man is packed tightly, because, damn, they hit hard and Altuve walked away under his own power.  Low center of gravity meets normal-sized man, and normal-sized man leaves on a cart.  Altuve doesn’t even have a concussion and says he’ll play today.  Okay, Altuve is not a man, he is a sock filled with quarters.

Dallas Keuchel – 9 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 1.22.  He really didn’t need to throw 117 pitches yesterday, but moving past that.  If you didn’t see the previous blurb I had on Keuchel, I’m back in.  We’re good.  Him and I?  We made up from his previous year disaster.  I think of Keuchel as a top 25 starter again.  Would I trade for him?  Sure, but it’s hard to get a good deal on a pitcher that is throwing a 1-something ERA.

Michael Brantley – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer, hitting .306.  Can’t totally argue with the results so far, but I’m less impressed with Brantley than maybe his stats so far deserve.  I think he’s still a sneeze away from a strained oblique, and it’s allergy season.

Todd Frazier – 2-for-3, 3 runs, 3 RBIs, hitting .156.  Yes, he’s been awful, but he’s also the type to get smoking hot, so now is not the time to be benching him.

Avisail Garcia – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .380.  When you’re hot for a third straight week, you’re talking in sexy whispers on my earlobes.

Danny Duffy – 4 2/3 IP, 6 ER.  Since my sell on Duffy, his ERA is one million.

Mike Moustakas – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 7th homer.  “We have one legitimate power hitter in our lineup.  Let’s hit him leadoff,” said no one ever with any common sense.

Zach Britton – Will start rehab assignment on Friday.  Britton said, “I’m going bloody barmy and want to throw the bollocks out the cricket ball, Bob’s your uncle!”  (All in a bad British accent.)

Wade Miley – 7 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.08.  Here’s me 1st three weeks of the season, “I am not starting Amir Garrett, Wade Miley or Jhoulys Chacin on my NFBC team.”  Here’s me this week, “I’ve wandered into the Blue Oyster Bar, drinks are cheap and The Regression Fairies just put a Selena Gomez song on the jukebox.  Let’s dance!”  Thankfully, Miley at least called me an Uber the next morning.

Erasmo Ramirez – Scratched from his start because of inclement weather.  Erasmo can’t get wet?  Hmm… Conspiracy Theory Alert!  Erasmo is one of those pills you put into water that turns into a dinosaur.  “Egads, it’s a Ramirasaurus!

Ervin Santana – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 0.77.  How does he keep avoiding the Regression Fairies?  It must be his pre-game ritual of Chuck Norris movies and talking about Fallout 3.

Kennys Vargas – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 1st homer.  Only thing standing between him and playing time is Robbie Grossman, and, he’s, well, gross, man.  Kennys, all of them, tend to get hot, so there might be something here.

Byron Buxton – 2-for-3, 1 run, 1 RBI, 2nd steal and no strikeouts!  Oh em gee, a positive Buxton update!  You better believe I’m cyclops’ing him.

Joey Gallo – 1-for-3 and his 7th homer, hitting .224.  I’d get McDreamy-eyed on Gallo if he could hit maybe 25 points higher.  I do like him though, because I’m a girl for the long ball.  No offense to girls or old men with long balls.

Keon Broxton – 1-for-2, 2 runs, 2 BBs and 2 steals (4, 5), hitting .172.  You gotta walk before you run.  Literally and figuratively.

Hernan Perez – 3-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  And now the Brewers can’t sit Perez anymore.  Here we go, Cousin Sweatpants, we got a hot schmotato.

Eric Thames – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting .371.  Justice Eric Ruth Thames aka Jeru the Damaja aka King Kunta aka Beast Style aka Move Over Bonds On Baseball’s Rushmore aka I Sat Out Yesterday And My Well-Groomed Beard Hit That Home Run strikes again.  The year is 1 AK, After Korea, and our Lord and Savior said, “Betwixt innings I bathe with a harem of exotic-looking women who are from Madison, Wisconsin, because I am Eric Thames.  Goodnight.”

590 Comments
Newest
Oldest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
marimon
marimon
5 years ago

Couple questions, thanks in advance!
1) LeMahieu, Franco, and Herrera, Shaw were dropped. Do i lose Owings or Yasmani for any?

2) was offered Keuchel for??Donaldson, crazy to take it right? Thinking of countering with:
Donaldson and Tijuan(or Lynn? Maeda?) for Keuchel and Cole. Thoughts?

andfog99
andfog99
5 years ago

Velasquez or Urias?

Good Shabbos!
Good Shabbos!
5 years ago

Schoop and Rodney for E Diaz and Gyorko?

Long Bawls
Long Bawls
5 years ago

Duvall is son of donkey! I will call him mule.

Pnw
Pnw
5 years ago

What side of Duffy and Joey Gallo for Strasburg you on? It’s a keeper league and Gallo is a minimum keeper, I have jake lamb to cover my 3b spot

Thanks

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
5 years ago

Came for the long balls, stayed for the egads. Or is that what she said?
Thanks Grey.

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
Reply to  hal_incandenza
5 years ago

@hal_incandenza: I must post too late for you Grey. Nothing for Time Pity Heartbreaker, and I still don’t know if you’re watching Fargo’s new season.

primetime
primetime
5 years ago

Alex Wood pitching a GEM. I assume its back to the bullpen when Hill gets back.

Or is Alex and automatic pickup?

William Hung
William Hung
5 years ago

It might be time to let Rendon sit on the fantasy bench until he can get himself right – or outright drop in shallow leagues. This ticker tease BS while the rest of the Nats are having a batting party stinks.

Robert
Robert
5 years ago

Heyward or Dickinson?

Robert
Robert
Reply to  Robert
5 years ago

@Robert: Heyward or Dickerson?

William Hung
William Hung
5 years ago

lol Hamels can’t even strike Buxton out – c’mon man…

PETER pyper
PETER pyper
5 years ago

OBP/SLG league… Thinking long term over next 3 years… Do I trade trade Thames for Abreu?

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
Reply to  PETER pyper
5 years ago

@PETER pyper: I wouldn’t. Abreu is 30 and heading in the wrong direction. Thames is 30 as well, but looks like a legit 30 HR guy not yet in decline.

Dommattingly
Dommattingly
5 years ago

Am I dropping Brad Miller for Bellinger?

Cold Brew
Cold Brew
5 years ago

In my 10 team 5×5 keeper league, rendon was dropped.

My team has a lot of bats on the bench, but is he worth a waiver claim? Once my dl slots get healthy, I need to make some trades .

Thanks !

C posey
1b votto
2b odor
3b Franco
Ss boegarts
Of Braun, Souza. Comforto
Util – encarcion , schoop
Bench – Bautista, c. Hernandez, peraza, bregman
Dl Haniger, Ian Desmond, jd Martinez

Cohen
Cohen
5 years ago

Grey , 12 team roto, my of is Stanton, Benintendi,Souza,Ender and Peralta, grabbed Bellinger and dropped a Starter because i was trying to get him as fast as i could. Now i have Kepler as a bench bat. What should i do? Drop Kepler for stream spot or something else.

Cohen
Cohen
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: thanks

john
john
5 years ago

1. Kepler, Renfroe , Healy,Drury and Motter on the wire. Have an opening spot on the squad. Who do you like for my team?

2. Trying to obtain a 2B with Z being benched so much and his OF status giving me flexibility. What would a fair return be for Lamb or Pujols?

C….Realmuto
1B….Rizzo, Freeman, Seager
MI….Zobrist, Russell, Owings
OF…Dyson, Hernan, Parra, Heyward, Conforto
Util….Lamb
Bench….Pujols
DL….Dahl
SP…..Kershaw, Quintana, Verlander, Severino, Taillon, Nova
RP…Britton, Melancon, Kelley

Johnc
Johnc
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:

Thank you. You surprised me with getting a SP. Maybe I am too confident in them. Oddly, I received an offer after I sent the question in….my Seager and Pujols for his C Santana and Gio. Not a big Gio fan though. You?

adam goldstein
adam goldstein
5 years ago

@Grey: 12 team weekly roto redraft. swap conforto for any of peralta, dickerson or heyward? all just varying degrees of schmotato?

kevin b
kevin b
5 years ago

please rank 12 team keeper up to 5 players

turner, correa, villar and odor

you da man

kevin b
kevin b
5 years ago

hello kind sir,

Marcell Ozuna or Kepler

Thanks

hondo
hondo
5 years ago

I’d already tried a dual Brewers catcher thing like you mentioned in Fridays buy column,but had to bail before I got a chance to run with it in an 8 team,unlimited moves,daily roster,Wild West among friends league.There is no real point trying to utilize strategy in that chaotic scenario.

However,on a team in a 12 team,8×8 H2H keeper league that has Ramos stashed on the DL,I’ve already dumped Vogt for Pina.I’m thinking seriously about dumping Gausman(my SP10) and carrying Bandy until Ramos comes off the DL,maybe longer if it’s working.

I’ve charted my opponents through mid-June and will only(as of now) be out SP’ed 1 week(just 10-9).I’ve blown off saves,am carrying 3 holds guys and whatever Devenski is plus 9 SP’s and 1 bench bat .

So,if you did this people maybe would look at you crazy,but you wouldn’t be alone.Most budget asylums I’ve been in were double occupancy anyway.

Crazy,stupid or dunno?

DonnieB
DonnieB
5 years ago

I have Segura back. Drop Cesar Hernamdez or Starlin Castro? Thanks.

Wouldyourather
Wouldyourather
5 years ago

Is there a huge separation between McCullers and stroman ros?

Chris
Chris
5 years ago

10 team H2H points

I have 4 DL spots and 6 on the DL. Koda Glover just hit the DL. Is he worth holding onto? Doolittle, Casilla or Norris is all available to take his place. Also have miggy, Dahl, bumgarner, Nola, and haniger on the DL.

OtisNixonLovesTimRainesCrackRocks
OtisNixonLovesTimRainesCrackRocks
5 years ago

Whaddup my kosher cousin!

Quick deep 16 team dynasty question for Le Cackler.

Was offered Stanton ($39 year A) for Ryan Cordell ($10) Jesse Winker ($10) and Yuli GirlyEl Guriel ($10 year b)

I am so damn gunshy of moving prospects in a dynasty….push me off a ledge if needed…..

Cordell will prob come up this year
Winker will start soonish (damn you schebler)
Guriel I feel confident in a .290/.800/15/70/75 line from

Do I take it?? I am not in NEED of offense other than AVG but can I say no to your loinular lover?

Risk the upcoming injury?

If any part of HALPH happen to read this….what about you??

JB?? Razzball comment orgy?

OtisNixonLovesTimRainesCrackRocks
OtisNixonLovesTimRainesCrackRocks
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: that is the most relative “safe and sound” usage ever.

That’s like saying Javier Vasquez was safe and sound when he was kidnapped.

Can we just talk about Expos with checkered psychological issues?

Pascual Perez you’re up.

jon
jon
5 years ago

Judge or Conforto ROS

goodfold6
goodfold6
5 years ago

12 team h2h with total bases and hits added. this lineup
C hedges
1B au rizz
2B treat urner
SS story
3B franco
OF (3) braun/kepler/cargo 2 (HOU)
util (2) lamb/c-sant
BN rajai/hernan P/brocktune
NA brinson
SP carrasco/quintana/carmart/paxton/nova/snell/skaggs/conley/a.bradley
RP (4 slots total) feliz/osuna/norris/doolittle/parker
DL rodon/bedrosian

dicking around with the LAA bullpen, moving meadows out for brinson, and adding hernan cost me 4/5 of weekly moves. now in short term it might benefit me to
1. stream one of
ryu vs PHI (20.6)
straily vs PIT (.2, but straily was insane good last time @ SD, pretty damn good vs the mess before that, proficient vs ATL before that)
OR
2. drop somebody (gomez i’d guess) for dave peralta (waiver claim, no guarantee i get him)
3. lucroy waiver claim. somebody dropped him. probably a good thing i’m not asking JB here.

in short term actually dropping parker (till next week when i’d turn a hitter, likely gomez, into SP streamer) is likely first drop.

goodfold6
goodfold6
Reply to  goodfold6
5 years ago

@goodfold6: OBP over AVG if that changes anything.

Oppo Taco
Oppo Taco
5 years ago

McCullers getting whacked around. Do you think there’s anything to his home/road splits? They look drastic. Looking like I should have benched him today. Thanks!

primetime
primetime
5 years ago

Grey, Schoop or Margot ROS or at least till another prospect comes up? Schoops OBP bothers me… but margot doesn’t steal bases… drives me nuts.

Dv
Dv
5 years ago

Red Sox will probably get this whole game in since yesterday was canceled I like the over 7.5 runs for the game we starting severino?

Sing Us a Vogelsong You're the Pineda Man
Sing Us a Vogelsong You're the Pineda Man
5 years ago

Love the write-ups. You are the best in the business!

I got a trade offer for Springer and need some help. The guy is offering me Sale and Matt Kemp. I take this trade right?

H2H points league btw.

triggamike
triggamike
5 years ago

Yo what’s up Grey. Thank you for all that you do man! Long time reader now, but first time actually commenting on baseball. I found the website 4 years ago and you and JB know ur shit!

I know you say you’d sell Danny Duffy but I play in a points league and picked up Thames off the wire. Just got offered Thames for Duffy… should I do it?

My OF consists of Trout and Blackmon and hopefully I’ll be getting JD and Desmond soon..
Important scoring .. k’s -1 , Hr +3, Bb +1. Pitching: k +1, IP +1, W +3, Er -1

Thanks for any feedback brotha!

triggamike
triggamike
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:

Alright cool. Trust the system!

SondheimXXX
SondheimXXX
5 years ago

Velasquez just got dropped in my 12-team 6×6 league. I’ve got a slammin’ offense, but am working to piece together a pitching battle staff. Are we still buying on Vince?

My other starting pitchers:

Carrasco
McCullers
Urias
Maeda
Eickhoff
J. Ross
Nola

SondheimXXX
SondheimXXX
Reply to  SondheimXXX
5 years ago

@SondheimXXX:

*pitching staff

‘Da fuq, autocorrect?

SondheimXXX
SondheimXXX
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:

Drop Nola for Vince?

Enrique
5 years ago

Hi Grey — Any deep-league batty calls to suggest for tomorrow? I know you can’t know who is on waivers in specific leagues, but do you care to throw out a couple of names? You seem to have much better luck with them than I do.

I’m leaning toward Kike Hernandez or Adam Lind, or maybe a setup guy who might be in a position for a vulture save.

Enrique
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Someone grabbed Schebler after his first HR tonight. But I’m going to take a look at Galvis. Thanks!

hondo
hondo
5 years ago

After the Duffy experience in a SP heavy H2H league I’ve next got the plum Arrieta @BOS matchup and have to use 3 of these lesser turdfests-I won’t hold anything you say against you.Sadly,these are actually my 6-10 SP’s in a keeper team I took over this year.

[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
EdRod vs CHC (a home game,I get a huge week changing break!)

hondo
hondo
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:

Thanks.Sorry if you need a shower after touching that.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
5 years ago

The Dentist leads off. 2 knocks and 2 bags. Are you with me!!!

Your boy Nicolas Castellanos…have you talked much about him changing his name to his name? Also he leads the majors in hard hit ball percentage. Nearly 60%. Also the name change from Nick to Nicolas reminds me of the spring training where Jeff Leonard showed up and told everybody they had to call him Jeffrey. Well his nickname was Prison Face, so this one reported asked him if they’d have to call him Penitentiary Face. He was not amused.

I was going to call Todd Frasier on a tear two days ago. He hit some loud outs a couple of days ago. Flu behind him. He’s going to regress to the Frasier mean.

The kid who was throwing for the Angels last night has a live fastball. He was a heavy 98. JC Ramirez. Don’t think he really has a good idea how to pitch yet.

It seems to me that I never have a share of the April Thames guy. It was Story last year. Always someone.

Maybe Dusty is just playing “3D chess” with us?

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  OaktownSteve
5 years ago

@OaktownSteve: I saw JC pitch last year and I thought he would make a perfect closer. The Angels can’t develop squat. I can’t wait to find the right moment to share that Leonard story

200 Proof
200 Proof
5 years ago

Grey,

Better for ROS, Lackey or T Walker?

Thanks!

charlie batch
charlie batch
5 years ago

Wheres rudy gamble?

charlie batch
charlie batch
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: I remember a time when razzball was grey albright and rudy gamble, what happened to rudy gamble?

Rudy Gamble
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

i stay behind the scenes mostly. the tools take up a lot of time. but if you comment on tools pages, you’ll see me…

Alex
Alex
5 years ago

Just traded C. Santana and Caesar Hernandez for Cueto in a 10 team ROS. Feeling good about it. Here’s where I’m at:

I may have taken an OBP hit, but I’m hoping Segura’s return can make up for that. And eventually Rendon and Piscotty should pick it up.

Plus, I get to pick up an FA (thinking Conforto) and/or have a pitcher stream

C – Wieters
1B – Moreland
2B – Segura
SS – Lindor
3B – Rendon
CI – H. Perez (picked up today)
MI – Story
OF – Trout, Cruz, Duvall, Braun, D. Peralta
Util – Hosmer, Piscotty
Bench – Piscotty

SP – Cueto, Nova, McCullers, Manaea, McCarthy, Bundy, Urias, Severino

RP – Giles, Kelley, Bush

DL – Price, Haniger

Thoughts on any needs moving forward?

Alex
Alex
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Okay, I’ll hit the stream until someone sticks, unless any of these are immediate adds: Ross, Skaggs, Corbin, Gsellman, Lynn.

Thank you! Busy day in fantasy baseball land

Jeff
Jeff
5 years ago

Drop Brad Miller to role with Solarte? League has AVG and OPS so power is a little weighted.

Dommattingly
Dommattingly
5 years ago

Graveman or Urias?

Jim
Jim
5 years ago

Gurriel or Shaw?

Oppo Taco
Oppo Taco
5 years ago

Would you start Gsellman tonight? vs ATL. Thanks!

Jammer McSlam
Jammer McSlam
5 years ago

Out of DL Spots

Would you lose Haniger over Rodon?

My current OF: Blackmon, Conforto, JBJ, Dahl

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
5 years ago

Comforto or Ellsbury to replace Haniger. 3rd place In steals And HR

TJ
TJ
5 years ago

12 H2H, which side?

Side A:
Leake & Britton

Side B:
Hellickson & M. Kemp

Thanks!

toneDEAF!
toneDEAF!
5 years ago

12 team points Keeper(5) league.
I feel like I need pitching. I wanna win this year. Would I be crazy to trade Rizzo/Duffy for Votto/Kuechell? Or should I just stand pat and stream?

C: nope
1: Goldy
2: Schoop
ss: B.Miller
3: Arenado
IF: Rizzo
OF: Harper
OF: Trumbo
OF: Mazara
U: Moreland
U: Dickerson

Sp: Darvish, Duffy, Nova, Maeda, Pineda, Severino, Lynn, Walker, wood
RP: Bearclaw, Bush, Devensky
DL: Britton

Zain
Zain
5 years ago

Hi Grey, great write up as always, and its greatly appreciated!

So I’m holding on to three 1B only players and its costing me in terms of the free agents I wanted to pick up (i.e. hernan perez who I’ve now missed out on )

who is worth holding on to or keeping? I’m in a 14 team keeper league.

1. Mark Reynolds 2. Greg Bird 3. Tommy Joseph.

Robert
Robert
5 years ago

Which side of trade to you like better Gyorko & Neris or Schimpf and Ryu?

Jason Morgan
Jason Morgan
5 years ago

Avisail Garcia or Keon Broxton?

kks2000@sbcglobal.net
5 years ago

trade Mazara for Robertson? I need a closer

Rob c
Rob c
5 years ago

Hey Grey

Here is a question for you I have sano Bregman machado Diaz pujols castellanos and bellinger at the corner infield spot

I was offered a deal of lemhieu and rizzo for dee Gordon and machado I have not countered

I was thinking of countering with
Sano Gordon and pujols for those same two guys what are your thoughts.?

Rob c
Rob c
Reply to  Rob c
5 years ago

@Rob c:

The rest of my offence is
Correa
Renfro
Mancini
Margot
Heyward
Carlos Gonzalez

Rob c
Rob c
Reply to  Rob c
5 years ago

@Rob c:

And JD Martinez forgot about him on my DL

Rob c
Rob c
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:
What do you think about the his intaial offer rizzo and lemehieu for dee Gordon and machado

Tony
Tony
5 years ago

my team is very offense heavy in a 12 team H2H with
C: Franchise
1B: Rizzo
2b: Turner
3b: Rendon
SS: Story
2B/SS Cozart
1B/3B: Hanley
OF Springer
OF Polonco
OF JBJ
OF Mazara
OF Duval
UTIL Just Dongs

My pitching is solid with 4 closers, but my best SP is Duffy and Roark yikes then 3 stream spots so I flipped..

Springer/Duffy for McCuller/Ray/SugarCain

Good trade?

Cannot Spell Wrong without RON
Cannot Spell Wrong without RON
5 years ago

Thinking of moving Moreland and Lamb for Tomas and Fulmer. I would move Bryant back to 3rd and I have Abreu and Reynolds for 1st. My current OF (start 5) Bryant, Benintendi, Springer, Piscotty, Dickerson, Margot and Altherr.
H2H points, daily moves.

Yea or nay…Thanks

DISRESPECT
DISRESPECT
5 years ago

Would you trade Nomar Mazara and Alex Verdugo for his Michael Brantley (or Hunter Renfroe), Yadier Alvarez, Jorge Mateo, and Koda Glover in a dynasty league?

hothot
hothot
5 years ago

Been streaming <20% owned SPs vs. Padres/Giants (& sometimes Rangers) and it's been more reliable than blindly streaming bats at Coors. I don't know that there's a more reliable Streaming tenet right now?

SF
SF
5 years ago

With Haniger on the DL i have a bench spot. Would you grab Pillar, Dickerson, Alther, Heyward, H Perez, or Parra?

Thanks!

Smell The Glove
Smell The Glove
5 years ago

12 team 7×7 keeper league with the 2 extra hitting categories being OBP and SLG and steals are net steals. Have now lost Marte and Haniger, what order do you like these replacements: Parra, Grichuk, Reddick, Hernan Perez, Taylor Motter?

200 Proof
200 Proof
5 years ago

Grey,

Please rank:
Dickerson, Owings, Hicks, Kepler, Parra?

Thanks!

Prknz
Prknz
5 years ago

What’s your honest opinion ROS slash line for Bellinger?

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Prknz
5 years ago

@Prknz: He gives a conservative projection in the post. Scroll up.

Scott
Scott
5 years ago

dynasty league

adam eaton or byron buxton?

Jim
Jim
5 years ago

Chase Anderson or Shoemaker ROS?

John
John
5 years ago

Any idea when Abreu will hit a homer?

hondo
hondo
Reply to  John
5 years ago

@John: I’m more worried about when he’ll play next.

Clint
Clint
5 years ago

And, by the way, hope you enjoy the Cowbell..er, gong Grey!

And a promotional thought: you guys should look into Amazon promo codes. They seem to pair with podcasts rather readily so if you buy something through Amazon using a site’s code, you’d get a kickback for any purchase someone makes. Not sure how to get hooked up with them but I listen to a ton of podcasts that do it so it seems to work well.

Bil Lumbergh
Bil Lumbergh
5 years ago

Targeting Cole Calhoun in a DEEP league (30 teams). Two deals on the table: Door#1 = Avisail/Kuhl for Calhoun/J.Chavez or Door #2 Avisail/Hahn for Calhoun/Smyly. I’ve got an open DL spot, but there is nothing on waivers… Thx!

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Bil Lumbergh
5 years ago

@Bil Lumbergh: Neither.

Bil Lumbergh
Bil Lumbergh
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Thanks. Trying to sell high on Avisail and buy low on Calhoun. The pitchers are just to try and bridge the value gap between Calhoun and Garcia…

Clint
Clint
5 years ago

Would you drop any of these guys for Bird in a 12 team keeper roto? J. Bell, Joseph, Shaw, and/or Gyorko?

NoOneIsHome
NoOneIsHome
5 years ago

ROS, Bandy, Pina, Mesoraco, Rupp or McCann?

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  NoOneIsHome
5 years ago

@NoOneIsHome: McCann yesterday, Bandy today, Pina tomorrow.

mike
mike
5 years ago

I have a question about my roster. I think we have too many benches in our league so thats why I have alot of hitters. Im in 3rd because I am last in average and obp since I played everyone every chance I had. I am also projecting to go over the inning limit, so more then five pitchers will help but I cant start them all. ITs a 13 team keeper league/acution so if I pick up a free agent I can keep him for $5. So I want a prospect but I also want to win.
Should I go prospect? Meadows, Gsellmen, Sentazela, Brinson, Clint Frazier, Chad Greene, or Gioloto. Or am I going backwords, Hernan, Chriss Carter, Soler and Bedrosian are available.
C: Schwarber
1b: Votto. Sp: Syndaguard
2b: Odor. Sp: Arietta
3b: Longoria. Rp: Diaz
SS: Seager. Rp: Robertson
Of: Myers. P: Kelley
Of: Bradly Jr. P: Jeffries
Of: Duval. P: Lackey
UT: Margot. B: Bundy
B: Kepler. B: Wacha
B: Healey. D.L: Smyly
B: Beltran
B: Beltre
B: Tim Anderson

mike
mike
Reply to  mike
5 years ago

@mike: sorry I messed that up

herschel
herschel
5 years ago

@Grey: 12 team weekly roto redraft. who do you like between bellinger and heyward?

thank you.

G
G
5 years ago

Whatup Grey,

For my 3 OF and 1 Utility spot on my team, I have Betts, Judge, Jackie Bradley, Trumbo, Carlos Santana, Kepler, and sometimes Peraza (if I play Tim Anderson at SS), so that often leaves me with two quality players on my bench.

Would you trade Trumbo and Jackie Bradley for Thames?

I offered Trumbo and JBJ for Thames and Nova, and expect to get it rejected, and that’s why Im asking above the above offer as a potential counter. Thanks as always.

G
G
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:

Of those players Iisted, is there one you would flip straight up for Nova? I have Yu and Duffy as my SP1 and SP2 with a bunch of shaky options after. Thanks

dustyfingers
dustyfingers
5 years ago

Looked into Motter more and liking what I see. He’s far up the chart on exit velocity and increased his launch angle. The knock is, he has some bad splits against left handers. Looking like he’ll have some more playing time. Do think he might just need some more at bats against lefties? If Conforto struggles this week against a series of righties, swap lottery tickets for Motter? The SS eligibility would be useful.

dustyfingers
dustyfingers
Reply to  dustyfingers
5 years ago

@dustyfingers: @dustyfingers: Also, haha, “sock filled with quarters.”

the tone ranger
the tone ranger
5 years ago

no positional need or anything but who are your top 2 to have/hold/cherish

hernan/pedroia/c.gomez/gausman/Broxton

thanks!

the tone ranger
the tone ranger
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: thanks!

joeg414
joeg414
5 years ago

Got to ask as a commissioner if this deal is fair :
Team A gets :
Ryon Healy,
Mitch Haniger,
Gary Sanchez*, can be kept for next year as a 1st rounder
David Dahl*,
Ken Giles,
Chase Anderson,

Team B gets :
Willson Contreras,
Kole Calhoun,
Corey Knebel,
Clayton Kershaw, can be kept for next year as a 1st rounder
Carter Capp

joeg414
joeg414
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:
ok, just seems like a lot of offense to give up for Kershaw.
But, to each his own

ctrengove
ctrengove
5 years ago

Another question – when will Nomar Mazara come out of his slump?

ctrengove
ctrengove
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:
Ha. No. Just not a fan of 2 for 31 slumps, either.

Al Koholic
Al Koholic
5 years ago

OK what do we call it when we think a league mate reads a post on here and jump so to grab your game it u just asked about

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
5 years ago

Grey,

Would you start Cobb @ BAL, Thor at home vs ATL, Roark @ COL? I am thinking start Cobb and Thor. What do you think? Should I just drop Josh Bell?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

thor’s start got pushed back to tomorrow. would you start cobb in bal? im sitting rorark in col

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

Thoughts on a trade offer I just got:

I give up: Votto, LeMatheiu, and M. Montgomery
I get: Yelich, Allen and Andrew Miller.

Make it or pass? I am very close to acquiring Rizzo and A. Diaz from StL for Correa and Familia. Thoughts on that trade too.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

hold on which trade

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

grey,

hold on which trade?

Steve
Steve
5 years ago

Travis on the wire, like him better ROS than Kepler, Broxton, Margot or Zobrist as a bench bat? Roto, NSB

Thanks!

Mime
Mime
5 years ago

H2h pts weekly, looking at upside for ROS which prospect are you adding now as a stash? I have plenty of room; Brinson, Moncada, Bellinger or even Austin meadows?

Thanks in advance im currently lost in Ikea, I need a map here

JMoney
JMoney
5 years ago

What up Grey,

Been shopping Duffy for the last week with no luck, then he throws out that trash start last night, no bueno…I’m in desperate need for OF help (Trumbo, Tomas, Kepler, Keirmier, Conforto), and was just offered Odubel for Duffy. I feel like that’s too low…would you move on it in an OPS league?

Part 2, if you’d be so kind, if not for Odubel, who would you target for an OF?

Thank you for your great work, per usual.

JMoney
JMoney
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: @Grey: Thanks man, I appreciate it.

Side note, thoughts on Trumbo?

JMoney
JMoney
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Thanks man

Doritos for Breakfast
Doritos for Breakfast
Reply to  JMoney
5 years ago

@JMoney: I would trade Duffy for Stroman

Cohen
Cohen
5 years ago

Pineda or Maeda?

primetime
primetime
5 years ago

Grey, trade i was offered Paxton for Suarez…? Suaraez to break out? I own Arenado.

Eric Hardison
Eric Hardison
5 years ago

Just traded Kintzler and Graveman for Bautista…did I do okay, mustache man?

lwomack58
lwomack58
5 years ago

Would you take Yuli over M. Reynolds or Belt at first

lwomack58
lwomack58
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:
Thank you

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
5 years ago

Grey,

Who could I get in fair trade value for Josh Bell?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

Is he even worth keeping?

fudgemybudge
fudgemybudge
5 years ago

sell high on g cole?
buy low on carmart, porcello (although he’s coming off a gem)?

AL KOHOLIC
AL KOHOLIC
5 years ago

thoughts on Baez slow start,hold or drop for perez

Al Koholic
Al Koholic
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: thanks boss