Since Corey Kluber returned from the DL, he’s been lights out.  Then lights on.  Then off.  On.  Off!  Nothing but glow sticks.  The sweet smell of body odor, ganja and herbal ecstasy rises.  An Asian man with pigtails walks by with a Red Bull and you see he’s wearing a diaper that reads “Change me.”  And…the…music…DROPS!  What?  He is a Kluber.  Yesterday, he went 9 IP, 0 ER, 3 hits, zero walks, 11 Ks, lowering his ERA to 3.58.  Shin-Soo Choo-Choo, next stop 3.25!  Kluber has had some great years, says Private Obvious.  “You’ll never replace me!” says Captain Obvious.  Kluber’s great years are looking up at this season’s peripherals thus far.  He has his highest K/9 (11) and his best xFIP (2.98) since his Cy Young year, which happens to be the fifth best xFIP in the majors before Clayton Kershaw.  I’d guess Kluber comes up short of his Cy Young season’s 2.44 ERA, but there’s little reason why he can’t be a top five starter for the rest of the season.   Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Michael Brantley – Hit the 10-day DL with an ankle sprain, after returning from paternity leave.  Did he hurt his ankle while on paternity leave?  “Baby, you’ve done enough, I’m going to let our baby feed off my calf.”  Fifteen minutes later, “How do you get a baby to stop sucking on a calf?  Or should I ask Google?”  Fifteen minutes later, “Damn, I was shaking the baby off my calf and I sprained my ankle!”

Andrew Miller – Will close for the time being, which is a middle finger to all of Cody Allen’s owners.  A middle finger provided by Yasiel Puig.  Thanks, Yasiel!

Carlos Santana – 2-for-2, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .225.  We can’t be sure, but there’s reason to believe Carlos Santana didn’t retire at the end of last season.  Mike just gave you his Carlos Santana fantasy along with the top 100 fantasy baseball hitters.  Not clickbait at all!

Jason Kipnis – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 8th homer, hitting .238.  When it rains it pours for the Indians, perhaps they were dancing pre-game.

J.J. Hardy – Out for four to six weeks with a fractured wrist.  I should’ve made some kind of parlay bet in March that Cozart and Hardy would be DL’d at the same time.

Dylan Bundy – 4 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 3.72.  The Regression Fairies wear one glove, singing Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough with extra pizzazz and stank.  Especially the stank.

Leury Garcia – Hit the 10-day DL with a sprained finger.  No fear, the White Sox have Garcias to replace him.  The White Sox commented, “We’ve got more Garcias than a handball court in Spanish Harlem.”

Jonathan Villar – Took swings and ran yesterday.  I can’t wait for him to go to simulated games.  It’ll be the moment when Villar meets VR.

Gerrit Cole – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.28.  Way back in 2014 a 4.28 ERA was straight bullocks without the Sandra.  In 2017, it’s “Ya know, he’s been decent enough.”

Andrew McCutchen – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 13th homer, hitting .260.  He’s come on hard and fast of late.  Whoa, could’ve saved that phrasing for my Semien blurb.  I still wouldn’t trust McCutchen, but he’s hitting near-.375 in June.  McJunechen?  Apparently.

Ben Zobrist – His wrist MRI came back clean because he prayed real hard.

Willson Contreras – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer, and 2nd big game in a row.  Hey, it’s not much, but when you look at his season-long numbers, it is much.  Double talk by Grey Albright!

Yangervis Solarte – 2-for-4 and his 10th homer, and 4th homer in four games.  Hot schmotato alert!  Also, to add complementary evidence, I picked him up in a 12 team league.

Jose Pirela – 2-for-4 and his 3rd homer, hitting .354.  I’ve been telling you to pick him up in NL-Only leagues, and I wouldn’t do much more than that yet.  Or much more than that, yeti, if the Abominable Snowman is reading.

Jean Segura – Hopes to be back Wednesday or Thursday.  If I may suggest something to the Mariners.  Start a last minute All-Star Game campaign with someone singing A Tribe Called Quest, “I marked my ballot with Jean Segura.  Gotta get him, gotta, gotta, get him.”

Mike Zunino – 2-for-3, 4 RBIs and his 8th and 9th homers, hitting .257.  He’s having the year you were hoping to get from Gattis.

Asdrubal Cabrera – Due back on Friday.  No rush, Asdrubal, “Everyone But Amed,” as the Mets call your replacement, is doing great.

Jose Reyes – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 5th and 6th homers.  Also, in this game, Jay Bruce (1-for-3) hit his 19th homer, and Gavin Cecchini (1-for-3, 2 RBIs) hit his 1st.  All of them took some scrub deep…*reading Dodgers pitcher’s name*  Clayton Kerrrrr *trying to say the pitcher’s name*  Kershhhhhhh… I feel like Fonzie trying to say sorry.  His name is Kerrrrrr…  I just don’t believe it.  Clayton Kershaw allowed four homers to the Mets?  Kerrrrrrrr… Nah, no way.

Zack Wheeler – 2 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 5.29, and 15 runs in the last 3 2/3 IP.  The Mets said, “He’s fine,” and, when reporters asked who ‘he’ was, the Mets replied, “Everyone.”

Kenta Maeda – Sent back to the bullpen.  *Maeda pulls ticket number at sandwich shop, looks at Rich Hill’s number*  Oh, man, I’m never starting again.

Cody Bellinger – 3-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 20th and 21st homers.  So, he’s going to break Bonds’ record in only five months.  So what?  No big dalbsiuq115– Damn, I almost typed that whole sentence with my drool.

Justin Turner – 4-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 4th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Weird to say a guy with a .399 average is finally getting hot, but I think that’s what we have here.

Chris Taylor – 2-for-5 and a slam (9) and legs (8), hitting .303.  I have a mixed league team where he’s been my most productive hitter for the last month.  No foolsies.

Gleyber Torres – Tore his UCL on his non-throwing elbow, needs Tommy John surgery and will be sidelined about a year.  A nerd somewhere, “But my dynasty team, Nomar Manuel Gleyber For The Undocumented, already lost Margot!”

A.J. Pollock – Left a rehab game with a tight quad.  Pollock needs to do some core exercises for his lower half.  They’re not called core exercises, are they?  Well, excuse me, Tony Little!

Eduardo Rodriguez – Will face hitters this week and could be back around the All-Star break.  Ah, that old trick.  Coming back right before a break was one of my favorite tricks in high school.  “Good to have you back in class, Mr. Albright, but we don’t have anything for you until after spring break,” Grey smiles, happy to stay ignorant.  Wait, that’s me!

Jackie Bradley Jr. – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer.  It’s been a lot of starting and stopping from JBJ this year like he’s a gas station pump you need to hold the entire time.  Man, I hate those.  You can’t seriously think I’m going to hold a pump for the entire tank to fill?  I grew up in New Jersey.  Pumping gas is illegal there!

Jason Hammel – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.83.  Four straight solid starts for Hammel, but I’d still lean on the Stream-o-Nator for whether or not to start him, and it doesn’t like his next start just as it doesn’t like being a third wheel, especially since it relies more on droid feet.

Eric Hosmer – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer.  Is he regressing back to his 17-homer self?  Cause Valerie Cherish would tell you, “I don’t need to see that!”

Marcus Semien – Will begin a rehab assignment on Friday at High-A.  Semien should fit right in with those up ‘n comers.

Jake Marisnick – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, 2nd home run in the last two games, and third homer in his last four games, though that dates back to last Wednesday.  Obviously a hot schmotato, but you need to make sure he’s in the lineup prior to each game.  Right now, he’s mostly a platoon guy with Aoki.

Brad Peacock – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.82, and 18 Ks over his last 11 and a third innings.  Peacock, your plumage makes me want to mate with a bird.  If you’re in a league where Peacock is available, grab him for the Ks.  You’ll make Grey very happy.

George Springer – 2-for-5 and his 20th homer, hitting .284.  Nope, prolly won’t get to 40 homers, but he’s on pace for more.

Derek Fisher – Hit his 2nd homer but was optioned back to the minors.  The Astros just have too many weapons right now.  Maybe we see Fisher again if there’s an injury, or a largemouth bass.

Nomar Mazara – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 9th homer, hitting .278.  Mezuzah!

Matt Bush – 1 IP, 2 ER and his third blown save, ERA at 2.88.  The Rangers this year is like someone said, “We gotta get back to those two World Series years,” and God was like, “Okay, blown saves it is!”

Justin Smoak – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 20th homer, hitting .300.  March You, “You skipped Miguel Cabrera in the 2nd round to draft Smoak?!  Oh, man, I’m gonna enjoy playing against you in this money league!”  June You, “How long until fantasy football?”

Jose Bautista – 1-for-4 and his 12th homer, hitting .225.  I guess his OBP is fine, but this guy should be on the casino bus and he’s hitting third.

Tanner Roark – 2 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.88.  I told you not to draft him.  Now, I’m just asking, why didn’t you listen to that but are choosing to listen to this?  It doesn’t track for me.

Anthony Rendon – Homered (13), but left the game with a neck injury.  We are all hoping for your speedy return, or speedy trip to the DL so I can pick up your replacement.  And they say fantasy numbs your feelings for players, pfft!

Enny Romero – 1 2/3 IP, 1 ER as he entered the 8th inning and lost the game for the Nats.  Either Dusty forgot what inning it was, or there’s no sign in sight of him picking a closer.  Honestly, I’d put it at 50/50 for either scenario.  Romero is still his best reliever, as of now.

Bryce Harper – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 18th homer.  He’s near the top of our Player Rater, which is where you expect him to be every other season.

Giancarlo Stanton – 3-for-5, 2 runs and a slam (18) and legs (1), hitting .283.  There’s nothing sexier than a Giancarlo home run.  Except, maybe, a Giancarlo home run where he trots around the bases with me in his arms while I eat chocolate-covered pretzels.  Hey, it’s my dream sequence!

Justin Bour – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 18th homer, hitting .307.  Elias Sports Bureau said there’s more players in the last three blurbs with 18 homers than ever in the history of baseball.

Steven Souza – 2-for-4 and his 14th homer, and 2nd game in a row with a homer, hitting .269.  Not sure if he’s owned in few enough leagues to be a hot schmotato, but I would grab him if he’s out there.

Wilson Ramos – Hopes to be activated on Sunday.  Since his knees usually hold up for days at a time, make sure you get him right back in your lineup.  His active stretches often go like this, Ramos is activated, Ramos homers twice, Ramos tears his ACL.

Freddie Freeman – Played catch on Monday.  I wonder if he just threw the ball up into the air and caught it himself like I used to when daddy didn’t have enough time for me.  OH GOD WHY?!

Matt Adams – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer.  I just want to highlight 2016 Grey for a moment when he (I) said repeatedly, why doesn’t Matheny just play Adams?  And that’s me paraphrasing me!

R.A. Dickey – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.91.  The law of averages say if you started Dickey, he would’ve been terrible.  I might be confusing Murphy’s Law with the law of averages.  I’m no narc, and I don’t know your fancy laws.

Johnny Cueto – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.42.  Halp and I talk about Cueto on today’s podcast that’s coming later…guess.  C’mon, the answer is in the previous sentence.

Zack Cozart – Hit the DL with a strained quad and will be out until July.  Oh, like Christians don’t!  *intern whispers in my ear*  Seems I made a grave mistake thinking I heard ‘Jew lie’ instead of the 7th month.  I want to apologize to everyone I hurt with this insensitive remark.  Sadly, Cozart seems to never get healthy once injured in-season.  Last year, he got injured in August and never recovered.  Year before, he was injured for the entire 2nd half of the year.  Hopefully, he can return at some point in July– Still the month?  Okay.  Better be!

Jesse Winker – Was recalled by the Reds to act as bench depth.  Prospector Ralph told me, “His name makes me think of some creep.  Like a guy who peeps through keyholes.”  I’m not sure where else you’re going to get crack analysis like this, but it won’t be on the light net!  That’s the opposite of darknet, right?  Winker has two homers in 60+ minor league games this year, and is really only good for OBP, if he even sees playing time, which is not guaranteed.

Scooter Gennett – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .293, and hitting out of the two hole.  For s’s and g’s, look at who you have at MI.  Okay, now look at Scooter’s stats again.  I didn’t say Simon Says!

Scott Schebler – 2-for-3 and his 19th homer, hitting .254.  You know what kind of season he’s having, right?  He’s going to hit 30 homers, and, next year, people are gonna be like, “You go ahead with your Nelson Cruzes (Cruii?) and I’ll draft Schebler 15 rounds later!”  And then Schebler will be awful in April and you’ll rue that.  Some major rues.  Ruze?

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Tony
Tony
5 years ago

Crazy night. My team has 9 Hrs and ………12 RBIs tonight

Tom ki
Tom ki
5 years ago

Start Guerra v Pit or Tyson Ross vs tor tomorrow? Think ross can rediscover his previous form this season? He used to be ace like if I remember correctly

PB&J
PB&J
5 years ago

My Darvish and Arenado for his Goldy and Peacock. U rock, Grey.

Mo
Mo
5 years ago

Hi Grey,

Bundy and Odorizzi worth holding on to in 12team?
guys like freeland, lamet, meyer and hammel on WW
cats are W ERA WHIP K and K/BB

and CGomez>Domingo??

Thanks!

740
740
5 years ago

wat it is Grey,
10team h2h cats

pick two, J.A, Lugo, Fiers, Peacock

thanks!!

Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season
Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season
5 years ago

but it does open a window, hold neshek or start grabbing LAA guys who aren’t owned and from this point forward might have this gig, middleton, street, even parker (although clearly parker isn’t the guy he’s the a.miller west) hernandez. this isn’t for same league as above.

herschel
herschel
5 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft. in a league where i need saves and have $135 out of $250 FAAB, what do you think i should bid on Bedrosian?

herschel
herschel
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: d’oh. thanks for the heads up.

Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season
Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: oh good god i don’t need this stuff this week at all. even in spots having bedrosian AND norris this is getting weird. maybe street really does get that job back. sick thing (and soooo weird for LAA) is they got like 4-5 actually GOOD RP now (hernandez only some of the time of course)

herschel
herschel
5 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft. my cruz/maybin/rivero for scherzer/piscotty? thoughts?

herschel
herschel
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: pulled the trigger on this one. i was on the receiving end of scherzer (that sounds different than intended). anyway, need an upside sagnof-y guy i can play in a weekly league to replace maybin. who do you like between m taylor, zimmer, deshizz, eyj and gamel?

John
John
5 years ago

Grey,
10tm h2h cat keeper
Which side you like better:
Ivan Nola / Smoak / Tanaka
for
Archer
Is it close or no?
Thanks bud

The Audacity of Schoop
The Audacity of Schoop
5 years ago

Grabbed Solarte to fill in for Rendon in case he sits for a few days and now it looks like Solarte is headed to DL. Who to fill in?

Valencia, Gennett, Davidson, Gurriel, Kendrick, Harrison, Drury, Franco

William Hung
William Hung
5 years ago

@Grey: Sano or Conforto?

Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season
Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season
5 years ago

somebody called the cops on that solarte party, now ever re bod E gotta run on home der.

12 team OBP with total bases and hits added.
C pina (dropped nicasio for him today while hedges is out, i remember the awful timeshareness of the MIL catchers from other leagues so i didn’t just drop hedges for pina)
1B rizzo (what happened to him getting 2B?)
2B treat urner
SS story
3B lamb
OF (3) souza/d.peralta (i just dropped JBJ for him again)/brocktune
util (2) c-sant (1B/OF), brinson
BN lowrie/hernan/hedges/hoskins
DL braun
NA fisher
SP carrasco/carmart/quintana/paxton/nova/faria/folty/straily/j.garcia
rodon/meyer
RP (4 max slots) bedrosian/norris/osuna
DL sabathia (2 DL slots)
from above fisher and brinson are held over hoskins, if brinson goes down to minors one of fisher/brinson is dropped. 2 moves left on week agree this roster needs some HRs such to use one to reaquire mancini or JBJ? hoskins is first drop there. probably should closer hunt with one of these roster slots too (soria/kela/street probably highest options)

Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season
Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season

@Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season: for anybody seeing this exact roster and wondering why it’s so weak, THIS is what happens in large bench leagues when the guys you draft underperform and you don’t stash performing guys quick like conforto/bour/smoak (i’m actually playing against the best team in the league who has both bour/smoak), meanwhile i hold the brocktune/franco (for a long time)/c-sant/story’s of the world. this last doesn’t apply to my pitching so much, post draft all of sab/straily/garcia/folty/faria/meyer were added to different levels of usefulness. hernan/souza/peralta/lowrie added post draft on the hitting side. last year i murdered this league but that was since my drafted hitters worked out WAY better than i had ever seen.

dtbran
dtbran
5 years ago

Holding faith in ODB or drop for MIchael Taylor, Solarte Zimmer (redraft limited moves)

Tank1
Tank1
5 years ago

Which side would you prefer- Ray/Duvall or Kimbrel/Cain? Thanks

herschel
herschel
5 years ago

Sorry Rickey, but Anthony may be the greatest lead off hitter of all time….

Tank1
Tank1
5 years ago

Deal either Ray or Carrasco for Jansen? Down to only one closer and could replace them with either Happ or Nelson. Thanks

Speill
Speill
5 years ago

Hi Grey: Im looking to improve my steal standings and have a choice from these guys available on waivers.
Andrelton, Deshields, Dyson, Buxton, Broxton. Trying to cause least damage to rbi/avg/runs by playing one of them. I also have Machado at SS whom I could move to 3b if needed.
Thanks

primetime
primetime
5 years ago

Grey, tHoughts of Quintana Tailon, Maeda ROS. Worth trading for playoff run?

Lastly, Zunino over Grandal ROS.

Trailor park Boy in ny
Trailor park Boy in ny
5 years ago

Should I trade votto and arietta for sale or scherzer? Should I drop for hosmer too.
Other option is a drop bundy, or anderson, and fisher for Bauer, Hill, or some 30% owned streamer

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
5 years ago

I’ll be interested in seeing if Bedrosian closes once Street is back. Street said in an interview in the past year or two that he’d retire before he accepted a setup role.

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

@Grey: Some mentions of Parker, too. Mix in the Sciosciapath element, and looks like we got ourselves a shituation of the highest magnitude.

primetime
primetime
5 years ago

Grey, Closers.. Robertson or Turner (Tigers)..

primetime
primetime
Reply to  primetime
5 years ago

@primetime: or Bedrock is Norris is on DL

primetime
primetime
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: HAHA Wilson…

lwomack58
lwomack58
5 years ago

Eric Hosmer or Souza

lwomack58
lwomack58
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:

Souza or JBJ-close

hustla
hustla
5 years ago

been offered my Faria for his Verlander in a 6×6 w/ QS

who do you want ROS?

Good Bob
Good Bob
5 years ago

Okay, last one and then I am done, I promise.
Kinsler, Trumbo, Faria, Oh for Harrison, Lindor, Carrasco?

joe is a popular name
joe is a popular name
5 years ago

drop any of the following for peacock? 12 team standard roto
Manaea, Wood, Cole, Nola, Nova, Bundy, Chase Anderson. I’m thinking Bundy
odubel or JBJ?

Good Bob
Good Bob
5 years ago

12 team 6×6 h2h (OPS/QS)
Thames, Gregorius, Faria, Oh for Lindor and Cueto (or Taillon) or did I get too stoned?

Good Bob
Good Bob
5 years ago

12 team h2h 6×6 (OPS/QS)
Looking to upgrade at 2B.
Thoughts on Kinsler and a closer (Knebel or Oh) for Dozier?
Too much to offer, too little?
Thanks as always.

Good Bob
Good Bob
Reply to  Good Bob
5 years ago

@bobbo: Suppose I should mention I also have Bedrosian and Casilla to offer in addition to Knebel and Oh.

Robert
Robert
5 years ago

Grey, Which side of this trade do you like better? Harper and Nelson or Kershaw and Polanco.

Charlie Chapman
Charlie Chapman
5 years ago

1. My Conforto for his Correa a good trade?

2. Conforto can be kept in 10th, Correa in 7th. Also have Ozuna elgible for 10th round keepage, do you like Conforto or Ozuna more after this year?

I can start 5 Of total including Util spots and own all of: Yoenis, Conforto, Ozuna, Khrush, Desmond, C Santana….. and Marte (hehe). Rostering two Offensive bench players including Starling right now, and have Votto so can’t play any of these dudes at 1B.

Gyorko is currently my only SS. I tried to pry Trea in a trade, but he can be kept in the 10th so no dice. There just aren’t that many plausible SS upgrades it seems, Xander was the only other intriguing possibility.

Appreciate the advice!

Charlie Chapman
Charlie Chapman
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Thanks Grey!

What about Xander? Conforto an overpay for ROS-only consideration?

leon
leon
5 years ago

Keepers for 2018: Judge, Correa, McCullers, Britton … avg/obp/slg… 18 man .. got offered Conforto for McCullers. Thoughts?

omar
omar
5 years ago

AL Only 5×5 Standard Roto:

Give: JD Martinez + Lindor + Berrios
Get: Correa + Mitch Moreland + Kimbrel
Both Correa and Lindor can be kept thru 2018

I realize it’s a lot to give. Here’s the rationale:

Worried about a JD trade to an NL club.

OF stacked – JD, Betts, Springer, Haniger, Mallex, Zimmer, Kepler, Lonnie Baseball. Need IF help. Moreland slides in to IF slot in place of Gallo (avg is killing me) – who becomes a bench bat/Util.

Think I’m good on SP – Kluber, McCullers, Berrios, Faria, Devenski (realize hes not a true SP, but is getting Ws with great ratios, Ed-Rod??, Salazar??, Clevinger). Falling behind quickly in SV. Just got Chapman and Bedrock back, and own Justin Wilson and Kahnle. Kimbrel gets me back in the saves game with stupid good ratios, and I can flip a closer before the deadline for an SP or bat, if I get the Saves category back right.

Send the offer or hold??

omar
omar
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:
Thought you’d say so… Would Longo in place of Moreland make the outcome any different? What are your thoughts on Lindor? Seems like he’s selling out for power at the expense of avg and SBs? How long before he turns it around?

*Just got a bit of good news… Bud to the DL, so it looks like Cam can run with the closer gig sooner than expected. Thanks!

Jim
Jim
5 years ago

Thx, Grey
Have one more league where I have Estrada. Should I drop him for

Straily
Volquez
Jordan Montgomery
Senzatela

or hold?

Metlgod
Metlgod
5 years ago

Great stuff Grey!
1. Would you give up Gary Sanchez for McCullers or Severino?
2. Give up James Paxton and Jose Peraza for Shawn Newcomb and Marcus Stroman ?
3. Give up James Paxton and Nomar Mazzara for Michael Pineda ?
obviously I need some pitching lol
Thank you and have a good night !

Metlgod
Metlgod
Reply to  Metlgod
5 years ago

@Metlgod: sorry 10 team head to head

SteveA
SteveA
Reply to  Metlgod
5 years ago

@Metlgod:
1. yes, McCullers; 2. sure; 3. hold

SteveA
SteveA
5 years ago

Hey Grey

12tm, 5×5, redraft (20 players per team); C, 1B, 2B, SS, 3B, OF (x3), UTIL, rest are bench

Is an offer of my Encarnacion for his Machado fair? Would you make this deal?

Thanks SteveA

Jim
Jim
5 years ago

Please rank ROS

Leake
Estrada
Alex Meyer

William Hung
William Hung
5 years ago

Bud Norris to the DL – Bedrosian the pick up?

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  William Hung
5 years ago
William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Cram It
5 years ago

@Cram It: Ah ok – next up must be Troy Percival then

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  William Hung
5 years ago

@William Hung: I think he’s been on the DL for the last 10 years.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Cram was right – Bed isn’t next in line unless Sociapath rolled him out there in the 7th tonight to see if he’s actually healthy, and he’ll get the next save chance

Zach
Zach
5 years ago

Zunino or Grandal?

braves uk
braves uk
5 years ago

Hey Grey,

Greetings from the hot, hot, hot UK (this is a rare thing over here!)

What are your thoughts on Villar? Will he end season as even a top 50 player….?

16 team keeper/dynasty with big benches but relatively small daily line ups (no CI/MI).

Give: R Healy and Alex Meyer (plus another cheap arm such as Guerra)
Get: Villar

This is a pure ‘what’s best value’ trade as Villar would be backing up Odor, Beltre and Andrus rather than in my starting line up.

Thanks!

braves uk
braves uk
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: fine, you win….!!

And thanks, will hold off.

ebudz
ebudz
5 years ago

10 team Yahoo H2H 7×7
R, H, HR, RBI, SB, BB, AVG
W, L, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, QS

(1) C: Wieters
(1) 1B: Rizzo
(1) 2B: Odor
(1) SS: Peraza
(1) 3B: Rendon
(3) OF: Harper, Springer, Myers
(2) UT: Encarnacion, Abreu
(6) Bench: Haniger

(3) SP: Carrasco, Severino, Nova
(2) RP: Wilson, Knebel
(4) P: Betances, Ray, Walker, Lynn
(6) Bench: J. Garcia, Meyer, Biagini, Bauer, Ryu

(2) DL: McCullers, Shoemaker

Available bats for reference (% owned): Kinsler, Hanley, Brantley, Holliday, Gardner, Hicks, Bregman, Belt, Gregorius, Calhoun, D. Santana, Gallo, Maybin, H. Perez, Dahl, Souza, Broxton, etc…

Offense clicked last week and finally packaging bench bats away for Myers! But now I see HanRam sitting on waivers and I feel like he should be owned even though he’s been pretty disappointing? Funny I drafted him, traded him, watched him get traded again, and a few days ago he was dropped.. but anyway I already have Haniger as a bench bat already so ignore Hanley? Add him and drop Haniger? Drop a streamer for him and try trading away some bats for pitching?

ebudz
ebudz
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Ha but over who? Wouldn’t mind giving him a try but trying to figure out how to get him on the squad is the issue!

Chris
Chris
5 years ago

What’s up Grey? My first post. My bench is Aaron Hicks, Adam Jones, Domingo Santana. Of the three, who should I waive? I would trade one, but there are very few trades in my league, unfortunately. Thanks in advance.

lwomack58
lwomack58
5 years ago

A manager is trading off some of his key players. I traded Lynn for Carrasco and Mancini for J. Turner.

Who do you like better C. Taylor or Owing. Might offer one of these for Braun.

He also has Paxton-worried he is still hurt. Your thoughts.

Thank you

lwomack58
lwomack58
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:

So keep Owing and offer Taylor. Do you think Braun is still a top player.

Osnam
Osnam
5 years ago

So I was just offered Darvish and for my Conforto and Stroman. Should I take it? Would you counter with Price instead if Stroman? Thanks

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
5 years ago

Jonah’s uncle had one of the greatest lines of the show this week……..

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Haha yes, too funny. So good.

Plus Erlich’s line about the pelican and a four pound shit had me rolling.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: True, I think it’s an enjoyable watch (I still laugh at it) but it’s not on Veep’s level or anything. Jared is my favorite.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: “Just the dedication.”

Big Magoo
Big Magoo
5 years ago

Since making the switch from Franco to Solarte last Sunday in a couple of leagues, I’ve gotten a .393 avg and 5 homers out of my 3B slot. Franco had a .208 avg and 7 homers up until that point. Better late than never. Plus I get to do my best Dean Martin impression every time Solarte goes deep. Win-win for everyone who’s not in hearing range.

Streaming Mike Montgomery this week. Great matchup against the Padres tonight and a middling one in Miami on Sunday. Has always had a bit of a control issue, but he’s walked just 5 hitters over his last 5 outings (2.5 BB/9). Since joining the Cubs last season, he has a 57.6% GB% and a 0.75 HR/9. Has four legit pitches too. Sounds like Hendricks will be out until after the ASB, so he could be a nice 6-8 week pickup.

Has this been the best year for 1B pickups off of the wire or what? Smoak, Zim, Bour, Alonso, Adams, etc. haven’t slowed down a bit. Except for Smoak and Adams in one league each, so glad I passed on all of those guys!

Big Magoo
Big Magoo
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: If you get .240/22 from Franco, it means that he goes something like .260/14 the rest of the way, which is ok. Not terribly impressive in this environment, but usable in NL-Only.

Montgomery is one of those guys who’s likely to outperform his FIP/xFIP/SIERA. His curve is excellent, and his change has really improved. Has a solid cutter too. Among 150 pitchers who have thrown at least 40 innings this season, he has the 11th highest GB% (57.6%), the 24th highest Soft% (21.9%), and the 4th lowest HR/9 (0.39). Control is still an issue, but he’s tough to square up. Consistently works his way out of jams.

Big Magoo
Big Magoo
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Springer’s been hot lately. Despite that, Duvall still has more RBIs and steals and is just 4 homers behind. Close on the average. Springer has the edge in runs, as expected. He’s been about the same as Smoak, and a touch behind Zimmerman. Zim actually has a steal, which is one more than Springer.

Big Magoo
Big Magoo
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: You always poo poo average. Can’t have it both ways!

What’s more embarrassing for a pitcher/catcher – allowing a steal to an opposing pitcher or someone like Bengie Molina? That might be the kick in the ass for someone like Lester to learn how to throw to first.

Brett
Brett
5 years ago

Mancini for real? Him or Carlos Santana

Nico
Nico
5 years ago

Rendon this week assuming he’s out a day or put in moistasskiss? Thanks!

Nico
Nico
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Don’t get me riled up now, Grey!

Hyun-Jin & Juice
Hyun-Jin & Juice
5 years ago

12 team 5×5 roto

I’m considering streaming Leake @Phi but SON disagrees ($0.0). What say you?

Anchovies
Anchovies
5 years ago

hey now!

would you lose Belt (ROS) for Souza or Scooter?

how do you feel about Mccarthy and hi starts this week? (vs. NYM, vs. COL)
SON loves them both. Looking for human adviceto compliment that

thanks!
dave

50 Shades of Jon Gray
50 Shades of Jon Gray
5 years ago

Some guy just proposed me his Beltre for my Nola… That’s a no-brainer accept right? Or am I missing something? (H2H 10-team league)

Thanks Grey!

Curious George Springer
Curious George Springer
Reply to  50 Shades of Jon Gray
5 years ago

@50 Shades of Jon Gray: id take Beltre

Curious George Springer
Curious George Springer
5 years ago

In a league where I lost Trout and Freeman, I’ve been treading water with Matt Adams and JBJ. Adams has been particularly helpful, obviously.

Now I’m onto the Mancini train with Chris Davis down, and I’ve rolling with Altherr for a while and will keep that going while Brantley is out. God I have a lot of hurt guys.

Anyway, I grabbed Francis Martes (dropping a MR) today to see what happens. It’s a K/9 league, so I’m thinking maybe he realizes his upside. He’s slated for two starts, but my money says he gets pushed back because McCullers is coming back this weekend. Martes can’t be much worse than Bundy…

Less than a month until GoT

Anyway, no question for you this time. Have a great afternoon, sir.

Five-On-One
Five-On-One
5 years ago

EY Jr. or Pillar?

Wheelchairman
Wheelchairman
5 years ago

I have Villar stashed on my bench in a 12 team 6×6 roto league. With the news that Eric sogard might keep the 2b job should I cut bait on Villar? I have odor, c Seager, Bregman, and Peraza on my team already and I could grab lowrie or take a chance on matt Davidson(need rbi).

What do I do oh mighty one?

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Wheelchairman
5 years ago

@Wheelchairman: they were already before the injury jerking villar’s playing time around but arcia has been even worse at SS so villar probably plays half the time at worst, till sogard turns back into sogard. what’s most funny about that blurb you read is that the MIL manager pretty much admits he thinks sogard will do exactly that, but mentions how odd it is that sogard’s been doing well for “it’s not like it’s 30 at bats we’re talking about here” it’s over 100

brett
brett
5 years ago

In a roster crunch. Would you rather: Fulmer and Santana or Maeda and JD Martinez?

your mom
your mom
5 years ago

Hi i think you skipped me hehe
20 team h2h league.
Trade my matz/colome/b.zimmer for his g.cole/brach/j.harrison? Thanks!

Geoff
5 years ago

Meant to post this yesterday but I forgot. Hanley Ramirez has now missed three games after each of his starts at first base this year.

Geoff
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: The worst part is “they said” he injured his neck turning around to talk to someone. Yeah, okay.

Geoff
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Or he pulls a hissy fit everytime they ask him to play 1st… (three periods)

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Geoff
5 years ago

@Ralph Lifshitz: dude’s got that braun-like PED’s have destroyed it completely body type. even worse than braun really, since hanram was playing actually hard defense at SS like what, 2 years ago (or 3, it wasn’t more than 3); now the easiest of all positions turns him into late-model victorino (DTD literally every day). i read somewhere about even when DH’ing he needs like 3-4 hours of “work” on his back EVERY day just to hit.

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
5 years ago

20 team dynasty with holds/k per 9/relief wins/relief appearances h2h. fields got blown up and has been moved to minors, who’s best add, j.garcia MIA, romo (appears back in 7th inning, but been badly all year),, george of the roses (also have hoover), b.logan, o.perez, hunter, scrabble, claudio, duffey, yates also out there. grabbed jumbo last night but now law’s minored as well.

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: understandable, it’s 7 RP slots 20 team league, some of course slot SP/RP guys in the RP slots, but unless i have an actual good SP that has that i’d rather have max holds guys if possible.

Andrew Mellars
Andrew Mellars
5 years ago

Add Wilson Ramos or JT Realmuto? Also, how would you rank these pitchers this week…..
Pomeranz @KC
Manea vs Hou
Newcombe vs Giants
Tyson Ross vs Tor
Bauer vs Min

Are any of these guys more than streamers at this point?

Andrew Mellars
Andrew Mellars
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: thank you

Andrew Mellars
Andrew Mellars
Reply to  Andrew Mellars
5 years ago

You think there’s a chance Andrew Miller keeps the 9th inning gig or do you think this truly is temporary?

tank1
tank1
5 years ago

Another closer question – have logjam at 1b/UT with Reynolds, Abreu and Smoak. Deal either Reynolds or Abreu for Osuna? Thanks.

your mom
your mom
5 years ago

Hi. 20 team h2h league.
Trade my matz/colome/b.zimmer for his g.cole/brach/j.harrison? Thanks!

Crime Dog
Crime Dog
5 years ago

I have a pretty commanding lead in pitching every week as I have scherzer, Yu, Archer, McCullers, manea, mad bum (if he comes back) straily and a few other rotational pieces. There’s currently only 1 other team that can really compete with my SP. Pitching is important, the league requires 7 weekly starts.

My offense is pretty solid but def. Not best in the league I’d say maybe 6 out of 14. Weakest spots are RF (polonco, Souza) and probably CF (ender) and 3B (seager).

Would you move an ace for a big bat in CF or RF? My only worry would be if mad bum doesn’t come back I am left to compete with that 1 other team in pitching who has Kershaw Lester strasberg and Pineda.

Short term doesn’t matter I should make playoffs either way, this would be a playoff move

Crime Dog
Crime Dog
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Possibly Nelly Cruz for Yu

Crime Dog
Crime Dog
Reply to  Crime Dog
5 years ago

@Crime Dog: matt kemp for manea I think is gettable as well

Crime Dog
Crime Dog
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: as in Yu for Nelly or holding Yu?

Mike
Mike
5 years ago

Odor/Jordon Montgomery or Carlos Santana/Lackey

SF
SF
5 years ago

Which of these 3 for my bench bat?

Herrera, Bour, or Haniger?

Thanks!

SF
SF
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Thanks!

bigbear
bigbear
5 years ago

Adams, Alonso, or Desmond?

Next year’s 1B rankings will be DEEP.

Is this who Zunino is/could be? Or do you think it’s just a hot streak? Asking for a friend…

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
Reply to  bigbear
5 years ago

@bigbear: he’s flirted with this before, but never for this long. best he’s been was last year when he finally got the BB”s up but even then the AVG was like .200 even and way less HR than this.

ebudz
ebudz
5 years ago

10 team Yahoo H2H 7×7
W, L, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, QS

(3) SP: Carrasco, Severino, Nova
(2) RP: Wilson, Knebel
(4) P: Betances, Ray, Walker, Lynn
(6) Bench: J. Garcia, Meyer, Biagini, Guerra, JC Ramirez

(2) DL: McCullers, Shoemaker

Darn how ugly does my pitching look now? Kinda kicking myself for never picking up any of Peacock, Faria, C. Anderson, Nelson, Hoffman because they weren’t good matchups when I was asking about streaming at the time! With a 6 add limit, streaming isn’t as fun and last week I got burned bad after streaming guys like Ramirez, Blach, Gsellman, and Biagini instead of using adds on the guys I mentioned before! I know I am in a “shallow” league so my mindset has just been to stream but with the following options this week, I’m not really sure who is worth using my limited adds on at this point ..

6/21
J. Montgomery vs. LAA (0.5)
Fiers @OAK (-1.8)
T. Ross vs. TOR (-7.2)
Guerra vs. PIT (-10.5)
Gausman vs. CLE (-10.8)
Biagini @TEX (-17.8)

6/22
Ryu vs. COL (10.4)
Garcia vs. SF (-0.7)
Miley vs. CLE (-9.0)

6/23
Lamet vs. DET (11.8)
Cotton @CHW (5.1)
Bauer vs. MIN (4.2)
Folty vs. MIL (3.6)
Blach vs. NYM (0.3)
Lugo @LAD (-7.8)
Meyer @BOS (-18.3)

6/24
Perdomo vs. DET (3.6)
J. Ross vs. CIN (2.2)

6/25
Moore vs. NYM (10.7)
Roark vs. CIN (-2.5)
Miranda vs. HOU (-5.0)
Wheeler @SF (-5.1)
Hammel vs. TOR (-6.9)

I am playing an abandoned team this week so not necessarily sure I need to stream a lot, I just wanna fix my staff! Advice?

ebudz
ebudz
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Word thanks! Surprised you wouldn’t add the Ross Bros. there too but who are the first drops? I’m guessing my whole bench… ?

patmagroin69
patmagroin69
5 years ago

Scooter, Solarte, or Happ ROS at 2B?

omar
omar
5 years ago

Thoughts on Max Kepler ROS??? He hits cleanup in a surprisingly potent (sometimes) lineup, but his production has been mediocre. He had an insanely hot month or so last summer, then fell off a cliff later in the season. Is a hot streak on the horizon?

RAZ
RAZ
5 years ago

Contreras was just dropped in my 10 team H2H mixed redraft 1 catcher league. Should I drop Realmulto or stay put? Thanks!

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
5 years ago

In AL only league, I need to drop either Eric Young or Carlos Beltran.

In the same league, it’s either Lowrie or Tulo.

MarvPesos
Josh
5 years ago

Grey,
H2H 10-team cat. keeper (keep12) balanced stats (R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG, OPS,XBH / W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS) – 35 moves max a year (no streaming), but we have very deep teams, with 6 bench spots.
Over the past month I’ve made many trades (Sale, MadBum, K Seager gone, but acquired Trea Turner, Xander Bogearts, Christian Yelich, Gerrit Cole, Chapman and J. Turner). I had to give away Gattis in the last trade (not that I cared) but I now have an empty spot. So my questions are:
1) Who do I drop to pick up Zunino ?
2) What 2 or 3 guys would you be shopping from my team (as Villar and Braun will come back eventually and will need to make room
3) You see anyone on the wire worth rostering over my current roster? Someone just dropped R. Hill, he worth grabbing ?

Waiver:
Hit – Matt Adams, Mike Zunino, B. McCann, A. Avila, Y. Solarte, S. Gannett, Trey Mancini, Souza Jr., A. Simmons, Domingo Santana, Kendry Morales, Kole Calhound, B. Hamilton, HanRam, Pedroia, C. Santana
PIT – R. Hill, C. Davenski, A. Cobb, B. Peacock, J. Guerra, T. Bauer,

My Team:
C – EMPTY
1B – Paul Goldschmidt
2B – Brian Dozier
3B – Nolan Arenado
SS – Xander Bogearts
Mi- Trea Turner
CI – Justin Turner
LF – Christian Yelich
CF – Charlie Blackmon
RF – Lorenzo Cain
Util- Justin Smoak
BN – Corey Dickerson
DL –Ryan Braun
DL – Jonathan Villar

Sp – Alex Wood
SP – Sean Maneae
SP – Carlos Carrasco
RP – Aroldis Chapman
Rp – Greg Holland
P- Brandon Kintzler
P – James Paxton
BN- Ivan Nova
BN – Gerrit Cole
BN- Masahiro Tanaka
BN – Justin Verlander
BN – Jimmy Nelson

Thanks in advance bud

MarvPesos
Josh
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Alright, I’ll drop Tanaka for Zunino. with him dropped, anybody else worth swapping out for the wire ? and you agree R. Hill is the best on the wire list (if so who would you drop for him)?

Alexei Kaleina
Alexei Kaleina
5 years ago

Hey Grey,

Just curious, would you:

A. Start Teheran at home against SF today and …

B. Start Manaea at home against Houston tomorrow? (They have abysmal numbers against him).

Thanks man,

Alex

Alexei Kaleina
Alexei Kaleina
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Thanks, Ha I don’t even own him I just picked him up to steam him!

Geoff
5 years ago

I still need a phone call directly from the Houston Astros front office to explain how Derek Fisher isn’t their second best outfielder, at least with the bat. Reddick can’t play against lefties, and Fisher can. Aoki is hot garbage in a cowboy hat. Stop the insanity!

Geoff
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Aoki, DFA’d himself from his own fantasy team.

lwomack58
lwomack58
5 years ago

Hanley Ram. over O. Herrea or Moreland. Ramirez on wire? Thank you.

lwomack58
lwomack58
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:

Sorry for followup: In addtion to Hanley-JBJ, Brantley, Solarte ,Pujols and Hicks on wire. My needs are HR, runs and RBI’s.

Who would you want first.

lwomack58
lwomack58
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:

Last question-O. Herrea or JBJ?