Our Commissioner Manfred presses his intercom, “Please escort in the Guatemalan baseball stitchers.”  Manfred’s secretary brings six men dressed in blanket ponchos and straw hats.  Their leader steps forward, “Mr. Manfred, the Capri Suns you have us using to juice the balls is not working.”  Their leader pulls out a baseball that is dripping with Ecto Cooler.  Manfred turns in his seat, silhouetted with the setting sun.  He lights a Virginia Slim 120 and pulls, coughing slightly.  “I no longer want the balls juiced.  Now….I want you and your friends to go to Dodger Stadium and blow.”  “Mr. Manfred, we are not sex workers!”  “Not blow like that!  Put your lips together and blow.”  “Like Bogey and Bacall?”  “Yes!  Now go!”  …And this was how Dodger Stadium became a launching pad.  Yesterday, Corey Seager (4-for-5, 6 RBIs) hit three homers (10, 11, 12), Yasmani Grandal (3-for-5, 2 runs) hit his 7th homer and Cody Launchangler (1-for-3, 2 RBIs) did it again, hitting his 22nd.  Granted, someone needs to put Cody Launchangler in carbonite for Cooperstown — we can’t risk something happening to him playing baseball! — but this Seager guy is pretty good too, huh?  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Robert Gsellman – 4 1/3 IP, 7 ER.  Every Mets fan, “I forget if we’re rooting for our pitchers to be healthy or injured.”

Mike Montgomery – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.26.  Solid start, not sensational.  I do like Montgomery and would grab him for his next start, but I’m not sold on him long-term yet.  His peripherals are surprisingly awful.  Way too many walks, way too few Ks, but he should be in the rotation for a good month, and I’m excited to see what he can do.  Hopefully something decent.

Anthony Rizzo – 1-for-3 and his 17th homer and 17th RBI.  JK (not Jason Kipnis), but if he stays at leadoff, it could come to that.

Ian Happ – 1-for-3 and his 9th homer, hitting .218.  Nothing against Happ, but why is Happ hitting cleanup?  Addison Russell hit .235 for two years in a row and never saw above the seven hole.  If I were a conspiracy theorist, I’d put some conspiracies out there, but, since I’m more grounded in reality, I’ll just say I’m too dumb to figure out what conspiracy is at work.

Yangervis Solarte – Strained his oblique and is headed to the DL.  Damn, Cousin Sweatpants, you don’t go getting yourself hurt when you’re a hot schmotato.

Austin Hedges – Sat out yesterday after getting splayed by Rizzo on a home plate collision on Monday.  Rizzo won’t be disciplined for the collision because everyone likes the Cubs and most people can’t name one Padre.

Zack CozartReds are optimistic that Cozart will be ready to be activated when first eligible on June 28th.  Reds manager, Bryan Price, specifically said, “Expletive, expletive, expletive, Cozart, expletive.”

Homer Bailey – Could return over the weekend, or if any Brits are reading Old Bailey to hold court, but this Guy is so Fawkes’d.  If Christian Bale fans are reading, Homer Bale-y will return, hitters heard yelling, “Get your bat, man!”

Corey Dickerson – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer, hitting .327.  Sweet Jesus with the homers!  Sorry, that’s confusing.  I was talking about Jesus Sucre, who also homered yesterday.  His third.

Alex Cobb – 7 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.05.  I held Cobb for the better part of yesterday, then dropped him just before game time, because I got gun-shy about the stream.  Cold feet.  I dialed the seven digits, but couldn’t say, “Yo, this Marquis, baby, are you down with it?”

Dallas Keuchel – Played catch on Monday.  I wonder if he played with Freddie Freeman.

Lance McCullers – Will return on Saturday.  Ah, my heart just skipped a beat.  Now my heart is doing double dutch.  My heart is like a young Missy Elliott.

Francis Martes – 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 5.02.  On yesterday’s podcast we talk way too much about a 5+ ERA pitcher in Martes.

George Springer – 1-for-5 and his 21st homer.  Launchangler and Judge are going to the living room and kitchen, while Springer is sneaking into the bedroom where the jewels are.

Sonny Gray – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.84.  Trade market is heating up for Sonny Gray, according to Billy Beane’s fake rumors he’s planted in every news outlet.

Jose Abreu – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting .303.  You know there’s a tad bit of offense when there was legit ten hitters who could’ve been featured in the lede.

Matt Davidson – 2-for-5, and his 16th homer, hitting .261.  He now has something like seven homers in the last ten games, and he’s on pace for 30 homers, and he’s available everywhere.  Hey, steroid era, eat a D!

Avisail Garcia – 3-for-4, , 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting…Guess.  Go ahead.  Actually, don’t.  I’ll leave you with this.  He leads the American League in batting average.

Ervin Santana – 5 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 2.97.  Forget the Regression Fairies, it’s admirable that anyone would want to pitch in the major leagues with the way offense is.  Five innings and six earned is great!

Aaron Sanchez – Will throw batting practice on Thursday as he rehabs from a blister that’s sidelined him about as long as a blister sidelines a professional baseball player — two months.

Francisco Liriano – 4 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 5.76.  *pats Liriano on butt*  Get ’em next time, champ!  *Keith Morrison of Dateline NBC enters*  “What Liriano doesn’t know is the coach was patting him on the butt with a poisonous dart.  Hi, I’m Keith Morrison from Dateline.”

Carlos Gomez – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer, and 3rd homer in five games.  Hot schmotato alert!

Nomar Mazara – 1-for-3 and his 10th homer, and his 2nd homer in as many games.  Mezuzah!

Adrian Beltre – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Or four innings from Scooter Gennett.

Jon Gray – Will make one more rehab start in Al Albuquerque’s backyard, Albuquerque.

Zack Greinke – 7 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.14.  With offense like it is, that’s ace numbers!  Well, for anyone who is not a Rockies starter (German Marquez – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.92).

Paul Goldschmidt – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 17th homer.  Au Shizz!

David Peralta – 1-for-3 and his 7th homer, hitting .321, hitting near-.400 in the last week with three homers in the last eight games, and it was about nine games ago I dropped him.  Dizzoh.

Eduardo Nunez – Will undergo an MRI on his hamstring.  MRIs are so last year.  We have a 10-day DL now, man.  Just get DL’d and figure shizz out later.

Matt Moore – 7 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 5.82 vs. Julio Teheran – 7 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 4.76.  This was a matchup billed as, “Not glutton-free,” because the only people that own these schmohawks are gluttons for punishment.

Austin Slater – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .340.  Of course he is!  As I said previously, Slater was not a prized prospect, but the Giants always make something out of nothing, like your wife.

Jean Segura – Will return on Thursday.  Still waiting to hear the Mariners implemented my A Tribe Called Quest/All-Star voting campaign, “I marked my ballot for Jean Segura.  I marked my ballot for Jean Segura.  Gotta get him, gotta, gotta get him!”

Ben Gamel – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 3rd homer, hitting .351.  If he’s doing all of this for his failed prospect brother, Mat, why does Mat grumble every time Ben gets a hit?  Ben Gamel looks like a little bit of nothing type, but he’s obviously hot and was leading off yesterday.

Taylor Motter – 2-for-4 and his 7th homer.  He must’ve had that left over from his hot week in April.

Ariel Miranda – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.04.  Ariel Mermanda and his opponent, Jordan Zimmermann – 6 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 5.25, have shown signs, and those signs are pointing towards the Stream-o-Nator.

J.D. Martinez – 2-for-4 and his 12th homer.  There were 978 homers hit yesterday, so singling Martinez out as Just Dong feels like it’s underselling things.

Zach Britton – Began a rehab stint in Low-A Aberdeen.  Think you should prolly go with aberdeen if you’re Low-A, but you do you.

Chris Tillman – 4 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 8.39.  At a certain point, is anyone in the organization at all concerned Tillman might be hurting his confidence?  I mean, as of right now, he could be coached by Jose Mesa while wearing an Omar Vizquel mask, and it would be more helpful to his career.

Manny Machado – 4-for-4, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and his 14th and 15th homers, hitting .227.  Legit, have no idea what the problem is with Machado.  No, I don’t mean, I don’t know why he’s not hitting well.  I mean, I do not know why people think he has a problem.  He’s struggling, clearly.  He could also hit .320 for the next three months and would anyone be surprised?  Not to answer, but to nod vacantly like you know what I mean when you don’t.

Jonathan Schoop – 2-for-4 and his 14th homer, hitting .289.  Schoop, there it is!  Which is what the CVS guy says when you ask him where is the toothpaste aisle.

Edwin Encarnacion – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer. Samesies as Machado, but Edwin’s a bit further along and now people are panicking there’s not enough time to sell him low.

Edinson Volquez – 4 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 4.19.  For those keeping track, I benched Edinson for his no-hitter but have started him for all his mollywhoppings.  I’m smart, y’all!

Marcell Ozuna – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 19th homer, hitting .330.  OZUNA have career year.  OZUNA also having craft beer.  It’s a froth-headed stout with juniper overtones (ha, I so don’t know anything about beer).

Gio Gonzalez – 7 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.96.  Put Gio’s current year stats in the Wayback Machine and they look like 75% of all starters.  And by ‘wayback’ I mean three years ago.  Now, Gio looks like a top ten starter.  For what it’s Werth, his peripherals don’t look as pretty, but who gives AF?  I’m not using AF correctly there, am I?

Daniel Murphy – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer.  I have illusions (delusions?) of Murphy still underperforming, but those illusions might be delusions (that’s what I said).

Matt Albers – 1 IP, 0 ER and the perfect ninth inning!  Dot dot dot.  In a game the Nats led by nine runs.

Michael Taylor – 1-for-4, 2 runs and 2 steals (6, 7), hitting .261, but hitting around .300 in the last week with two homers.  I like Taylor, but he’s hitting eighth in an NL lineup, so the league needs to be relatively deep to get crazy excited for him.

Andrew McCutchen – 3-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer, hitting .268.  The Rise of the Zombino, starring Knee McClutchin.  “Why does that after-dead guy keep grabbing his knee?”  That’s a 12-year-old not understanding the plot of the movie.

Jeanmar Gomez – Designated for assignment.  His assignment: learn a new sport.

Michael Saunders – Designated for assignment.  His assignment:  coach Jeanmar in all his new endeavors.

Jeremy Hellickson – 7 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.61 vs. Mike Leake – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.03.  This was a matchup of two guys that the Stream-o-Nator rarely likes and likes rarely.  Wait, those are the same.  Too clever by half, Grey Albright, Fantasy Master Lothario (don’t abbreviate it)!

Tommy Pham – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer.  As someone who owns this guy in a deep league, he’s only pretending to be good.  A real flim-Pham artist!

Bud Norris – Hit the DL with knee inflammation, which will open up the closer job again for…Someone.  Cam Bedrosian (1 IP, 0 ER) entered yesterday’s game in the 7th inning and it was a potential save situation.  The Angels must be using a closer by committee where they have one closer on the DL.  When Bedrosian was first on the DL, he was the ‘closer.’  Now Norris is the ‘closer’ while he’s injured, and they’re saying Huston Street could close games, and he’s, you guessed it, on the DL.  The Sciosciapath is ghost riding the bullpen into the insane asylum.  While everyone the Angels like as the closer are injured, David Hernandez was saved for the 9th inning in a close game, and has a 2.38 ERA, so he’s good as anyone.  If you skimmed all of that, grab Hernandez, though you likely skimmed this line too.

Cameron Maybin – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Since he’s returned from the DL, he has eight steals and two homers in ten games.  Everyone in the league should be like that lady in Katz’s when Sally faked an orgasm.  “I’ll have what Maybin’s having.”

Luis Valbuena – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, and his 2nd homer in as many games.  Valbuena is the type to go on one of these insane hot streaks, so grab him now while the schmotato burns bright.

Jacoby Ellsbury – Ready for batting practice as he works his way back from a concussion.  He said he feels great, then walked into a closet saying he had to use the bathroom.

Aaron Judge – 1-for-4 and his 24th homer.  Take that, Cody Launchangler!

Gary Sanchez – 1-for-3 and his 12th homer.  It’s happening with Rizzo, it’s happening with Sanchez, it’s happened many times before.  Any guesses what?  A manager tries a new convoluted lineup, it works and then they stick with it.  Sanchez started hitting after getting moved to the six hole and now he’s stuck there.  We should have a glossary term for this, when managers change a lineup for the worse, it works and then they stick with it.  Please suggest in the comments.

Jorge Bonifacio – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer.  George Goodface is a solid AL-Only guy, but he’s gonna bore you to pieces in mixed leagues.  You wanna get bored to pieces?  You have a Humpty Dumpty complex?

Mike Moustakas – 1-for-3 and his 19th homer, hitting .277.  Moistasskiss!

Pablo Sandoval – Hit the DL with the flu.  Sandoval said, “But I don’t have the flu.”

Chris Sale – 8 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.85.  *closes storybook*  …And that’s the story of the year in baseball when there was only one reliable pitcher.  Now get some sleep, 9-year-old Fred Savage.

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Slappy Jack
Slappy Jack
5 years ago

its easy to hit .218 in a SSS
but Happ isn’t probably better than a .260
and I think a few .260 guys bat cleanup
jus sayin

this is not to discount the Maddon Madness however, it’s still a thing of mystery

dfrench23
dfrench23
5 years ago

Also, is it safe to drop Alex Avila if I can’t find a trade partner? I have Tom Murphy and Russell Martin in a 2-catcher 5×5 (OBP) 14-team roto league.

dfrench23
dfrench23
5 years ago

My worst OF is Danny Valencia in a 14-team 5×5 (OBP) and am looking at the WW.

Do I make a drop and add one of these guys?

Scoooooooter, M.Taylor and his mysterious illness, Leury Garcia and a DL’d finger (!?!) along with Eddie Rosario and Grossman.

Oh
Oh
5 years ago

Any reason to think Oh’s job is in jeopardy, whether by bad play, a trade, or Rosenthal playing better? Thanks!

Oh
Oh
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: he also gave up another run…you think he’s pretty safe? Deciding whether to accept a relatively inexpensive offer for him. Thanks again.

herschel
herschel
5 years ago

@Grey: better sagnof spec – street or neshek?

ryanoger
ryanoger
5 years ago

Duffy or T Walker for the second half?

ryanoger
ryanoger
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:

Thanks man!

Paul
Paul
5 years ago

Gray help. Do i trade my correa and robbie ray for her machado and verlander or price or lester

Paul
Paul
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:

Thanks man! I could also just get away with trading my correa to her for machado and leaving the pitchers out of it so just hanging onto ray. What do you think. Oh and by she i mean she my girlfriend. Last thing i want to do is fuck this up and have her thinking about robbie ray when we have sex while i think about what used to be with lester. Redraft points. By the way.

Paul
Paul
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:
Dammit youre right. Hes friggin dreamy. So youre saying rest of season ray over lester. Like better than him. Not over him in a sexual way. But a boy can dream

Brett
Brett
5 years ago

Would you rather e3 or miggy going forward?

Still not the real Hubie Brooks
Still not the real Hubie Brooks
5 years ago

thanks, boss.

Still not the real Hubie Brooks
Still not the real Hubie Brooks
5 years ago

In first in my keeper league (15 team, 5×5, mixed; outfield spots broken down by position) narrowly, want to consolidate my starting pitching (Greinke, Wood, Jimmy Nelson, J. Montgomery, Fulmer) and strengthen 2b (chris taylor) and 3b (longo). I have Bour at CI and Smoak at U. Another owner wants to do a fire sale — is this a reasonable return for Rizzo and some bits of fluff.? Or should I hold and put him at 2b in couple weeks?

Give: Rizzo, Delino, Salazar, and some middle relief arms, Get: Blackmon, Dee Gordon, Y. Alonso, J. turner, Keuchel and Chase Anderson

ryanoger
ryanoger
5 years ago

What’s up with Tom Murphy’s playing time? Does he only catch Gray?

ryanoger
ryanoger
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:

You still think Murphy over Contreras and Avila?

ryanoger
ryanoger
5 years ago

10 team redraft

Give up Alex Wood for Donaldson, what side? (no brainer right, Donaldson?)

John Hagar
John Hagar
5 years ago

“when managers change a lineup for the worse, it works and then they stick with it”: line-up schmotatoing

Surfer dude
Surfer dude
5 years ago

Hi, h2h pts for ROS – need to drop one: S.Gray, Godley, Nelson, Straily – thanks.

herschel
herschel
5 years ago

Glossary Term: Batting Dysmorphia, treatment may include counseling and antidepressant medication.

Crapshoot Kershaw
Crapshoot Kershaw
5 years ago

16 team league with this injured mess of a rotation. QS/holds added, 6 keepers and thor/pollock in DL slots
SP wood/pomeranz (i got lucky to have been able to add him right when he was at his worst and i needed SP the most)/meyer/norris/hahn/shoemaker/sabathia/rodon/paulino (was adleman today)
RP norris/glover/betances/rivero/barnes

hold norris or drop for one of hernandez/phelps/barnes (MIL)/strickland or drop one of the SP, hold norris and grab one of these?

Stream Weaver
Stream Weaver
5 years ago

Andrew Moore worth an add or wait and see

Stream Weaver
Stream Weaver
Reply to  Stream Weaver
5 years ago

@Stream Weaver: 12 team mixed

Chisoxx_22
Chisoxx_22
5 years ago

5×5,10tm. Odor/Ozuna for Desmond/schoop/kintzler? I’m trying to sell rp as Britton is coming back from DL soon but I’m ahead by a good amount in saves.

Brett
Brett
5 years ago

12 team league strategy question. I have Jon gray coming back next week. I may trying to do a 2 for 1 to get a roster spot and then I would pick up Duffy to stash in the dl spot gray is currently in. If I can tell make a trade I will need to cut maeda. Should I just cut maeda now for Duffy to ensure getting him or should I hold on to maeda still trying to get a trade.

Thanks

Brett
Brett
Reply to  Brett
5 years ago

@Brett: if I can’t make a trade

ShaghaiShakes
ShaghaiShakes
5 years ago

Don’t know if Girardi or Dusty are the kings of changing a lineup for the worst….but for name sake, i’m going with crap-dusting

Someone pissed in my alphabet soup
Someone pissed in my alphabet soup
5 years ago

Bour or Carlos Santana ros ops league

The Harrow
The Harrow
5 years ago

for CI slot guy, dejong/valencia/spangenberg? OPS. what order too, in numerous leagues at least 2 of these are around but not all 3 (or maybe i have one of them)

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: what about carter, albeit if i grab carter over valencia i’d have only longo at 3B entirely (and pujols in CI still) carter would either be util or sub for pujols off days, or maybe pujols benched.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: will stick with him, had for a while, just noticed his last 2 week OPS is really awful and no lefties coming up shortly in 7 days including today.

H
H
5 years ago

Believe it or not, I have an empty DL spot open. Is Syndergaard worth a DL stash right now or don’t bother with him?

Firefighter038
Firefighter038
5 years ago

H2H points Keeper

C – who cares (but Zunino)
1B – Bellinger
2B – Rizzo
3B – Machado
SS – Correa
OF – Harper
OF- Bryant
OF – Benintendi
DH – Springer
DH – Seager

Bench – Lamb, LoMo, Schoop, Altherr, L. Garcia
Minors – Moniak, Acuna, Maitan

1. Long term who will be the better fantasy SS, Correa or Seager?
2. Got an offer of McCullers, Rodon, Snell, Avisail Garcia, Longoria for Seager, Springer, Giolito which is a no.
3. My bats are stacked, but I’d like some more pitching. Would a counter of
Seager, Springer, Norris, (or Pineda, Walker, Ross, Biagini, Pomeranz, Maeda, Salazar, Martes)
for Wood, McCullers, Rodon, Garcia, Longoria be giving up too much value?

I value bats more, which is why I’ve accumulated them. But we use 10 starts per week. I’m getting by with Kershaw, Pineda, and Cole my only somewhat consistent options. We increase keepers 2 each year, and are up to 14 with 2 minor league spots next season. So I’d like a couple more top end pitchers to rely on and as keepers going into next year. Thoughts? Thanks for all your guys help and wisdom

larry
larry
5 years ago

Braun, Souza, C. Taylor or JBJ. Which two do you want on your team

SpecialFNK
SpecialFNK
5 years ago

12 team, yahoo, non keeper, roto, 5×5.

give- Cameron Maybin, Jim Johnson.
get- Gary Sanchez, Brett Gardner, Mike Fiers.

I have to take this?

Sanchez is an upgrade at catcher over Wieters, who I would drop.

MY TEAM
CA- Wieters. 1B- Alonso. 2B- Kinsler. 3B- Arenado. SS- Lindor.
OF- Cruz. OF- KDavis. OF- Benintendi. UT- Maybin. UT- Yelich.
BN- MxSmith, Bour, Owings. DL- Freeman.
SP- Scherzer, deGrom, Archer, Manaea. DL- Syndergaard.
RP- Diaz, Colome, Rivero, Johnson, Bedrosian, Doolittle.

Adam
Adam
5 years ago

Davidson,Peraza,or Bregman ROS

Mike and Ike
Mike and Ike
5 years ago

Grey,

Which side do you prefer

Miggy

Lamb
Haniger

ebudz
ebudz
5 years ago

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

Carrasco @BAL (3.7)
Guerra vs. PIT (-10.1)
Biagini @TEX (-17.4)
Walker @COL (-20.5)

I’m assuming Carrasco is the only start tonight?

200 Proof
200 Proof
5 years ago

“We should have a glossary term for this, when managers change a lineup for the worse, it works and then they stick with it. Please suggest in the comments.”

Bangfreeze

200 Proof
200 Proof
Reply to  200 Proof
5 years ago

@200 Proof:

Or Bang Freeze, if you’re not into the whole brevity thing..

200 Proof
200 Proof
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:
No idea. Is Chingy a band, an artist, or a racial slur?

200 Proof
200 Proof
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:
When a manager freezes the batting order.

200 Proof
200 Proof
Reply to  200 Proof
5 years ago

@200 Proof:
…play on brainfreeze.

DJ
DJ
5 years ago

5×5 h2h 10 team

I have ODB as my bench bat, hold or drop for any of the following;

Piscotty
Fowler
Bruce
Gomez
Adams
Souza
C Santana

DJ
DJ
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: thanks grey!

ryanoger
ryanoger
5 years ago

Carrasco or Alex Wood ROS?

primetime
primetime
5 years ago

Grey, drop fowler, salazar, morales or mancini for matz

Crime Dog
Crime Dog
5 years ago

Are you starting Sean Duke Newcomb tonight against the Giants?

Slowmez
Slowmez
5 years ago

McCullers coming off the DL, Who would you drop given the rest of my SP’s?

Scherzer
Darvish
Cole
R Ray
Nova
Paxton
Bundy
Manaea

Andy Dwyer
Andy Dwyer
5 years ago

Should I deal Odor for Pineda? In dire need of an SP and have Pedroia and Segura as my other 2B’s. Any thoughts? Also, I seem to favor the term”Bojangle” (with the long “o”) for a manager who messes up the lineup, then keeps it when it works.

Curious George Springer
Curious George Springer
Reply to  Andy Dwyer
5 years ago

@Andy Dwyer: thinking you can do better, but if you can’t, and this will make the difference for your team, then I say do it!

Carpenter Diem!

Troglodyte
Troglodyte
5 years ago

We should have a glossary term for this, when managers change a lineup for the worse, it works and then they stick with it.

Suckhole – When your player gets put in a bad hitting hole but it sucks so good the first time the manager keeps going back to it.

FetishHole – When the manager has an unhealthy fetish batting said player in a particularly bad spot.

Chick’d – When the manager keeps batting a bunch of girls ahead of your superstar

Fracked – When it’s fracking insane he keeps hitting in that spot

Hat Pecked – When the manager set the lineup by drawing names out of a hat, it worked and now he’s sticking with it.

Nature Boy
Nature Boy
5 years ago

Jon Gray or Dylan Bundy in keeper?

Curious George Springer
Curious George Springer
Reply to  Nature Boy
5 years ago

@Nature Boy: gray

Curious George Springer
Curious George Springer
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: #Gre/aybias

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
5 years ago

I’m doubling down on Pivetta today. Pivetta sounds like one of those almost word car names. “The all new Chevy Pivetta!”

Someone pissed in my alphabet soup
Someone pissed in my alphabet soup
5 years ago

Sorry for all these rizzo questions bunch of people want him for 2b.

Rizzo Hamilton for Edwin and Jose ram ops league

Curious George Springer
Curious George Springer

@Someone pissed in my alphabet soup: give up Rizzo and Hamilton for E5 and Jose Ramirez? You’re high

Someone pissed in my alphabet soup
Someone pissed in my alphabet soup
Reply to  Curious George Springer
5 years ago

@Curious George Springer: thanks little monkey

SallyCips
SallyCips
5 years ago

Coffee break question: I think I’m done with Gallo for now. Should I drop him Davidson or Kendrick? Or would you hold?

Crime Dog
Crime Dog
5 years ago

Shit-switched, shit-swapped… I just like the word shit

Bernie Brewer
Bernie Brewer
5 years ago

Davidson or Bregman? (This season only)

Thanks!

Curious George Springer
Curious George Springer
Reply to  Bernie Brewer
5 years ago

@Bernie Brewer: I’m going with Davidson.

Bernie Brewer
Bernie Brewer
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Great, thanks! One more quickly: C. Santana, C. Gomez, or EY Jr.? (Basically looking for a decent bench bat). Thanks again!

Bernie Brewer
Bernie Brewer
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Ironic that when asked quickly, you picked, by far the slowest guy!

Thanks, Grey, you’re the best!

Someone pissed in my alphabet soup
Someone pissed in my alphabet soup
5 years ago

Correa or machado ros

First or Nothing
First or Nothing
5 years ago

1. Not a fan of trading pitchers but have an offer of his Arrieta for my Verlander. Both struggling but thinking perhaps a Cub is a better path to wins? Or just trading headaches here?

2. Would you trade Verlander and K Seager for Greinke? I would use the open slot to grab Holliday or Addison. My CI and Utility positions are good….Rizzo, LoMo, Lamb, Pujols. So I could part with the soon-to-get-hot Seager!

3. Would you trade Quintana for Maurer?

I own Rizzo and Schebler. If Solo HRs was a category, I would be golden.

Someone pissed in my alphabet soup
Someone pissed in my alphabet soup
5 years ago

Rizzo, billy Hamilton for Stanton and benintendi posttions don’t matter ops league

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
5 years ago

Not sure if this fits today’s glossary derby but “maddoning” is a glossary term waiting for a definition.

Bob Melvin is maddoning!

Jimmy Jack James
Jimmy Jack James
5 years ago

15 team roto keeper – would you deal Cano and maybe Marwin to get Xander under control for the next 4-5 years (albeit w a 2nd round reference)?

Thanks

PD
PD
5 years ago

Was offered Gallo for Andrew Miller in a s/h league. I want more power but with Donaldson & Goldy on the corners I dunno where Gallo’d fit + I’ve been rotating Didi/Story/Shaw to the extra INF position.

Does Story offer the power I’m looking for? He’s certainly looked much better since June arrived –
hitting .300 for the month so far. Are the dingers next? I think I’ve talked myself out of this trade

Also – Who would you keep Miller or Chapman ?

PD
PD
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: realized that the more I was typing my post. Glad to have confirmation. Thanks.

Since been offered JoeyBats for Miller. Still a no.

PD
PD
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: also countered the Gallo deal w/ Final Boss +Jed Lowrie for Cano.

Brett
Brett
5 years ago

Mallex smith or Herrera?12 team 6×6 with ops the extra category

Charlie Chapman
Charlie Chapman
5 years ago

Yo Grey! Had an interesting counter thrown my way while trying to trade for Xander.

I am looking to move an OF for him and landed on Conforto (out of Ozuna, Yoenis, Khris, Desmond, C Santana). I offered Desmond to eventually counter with Conforto, but he countered with Story for Desmond.

So, which trade is better for me, ROS:

My Conforto for his Xander
My Desmond for his Story

Tweak
Tweak
5 years ago

I’d like to suggest “Rosterotic Asphyxia”

You probably don’t want to try it, but if you do, and it works, you can’t stop until it kills you.

ChiCitySox
ChiCitySox
5 years ago

If you had to go with just 1 for the rest of the year, Frazier or Davidson?

CMUTimmah
CMUTimmah
5 years ago

Bench Verlander vs Seattle tonight?

I have Paxton also… so I’m thinking about putting all my eggs in his basket… then doing naughty things to the basket hoping for some Paxton babies that will grow up left handed throwing gas so they can take care of me the rest of my life…

demribbies
demribbies
5 years ago

Wack Stack.

“Maddon put Rizzo in the leadoff to get things going and he hit a HR in his first AB so now we’re all stuck w/ this god awful Wack Stack.”

Curious George Springer
Curious George Springer
5 years ago

I’ve seen you recommend starting Hill and Manaea. You good with also starting Paxton at home against Detroit?

Geoff
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: His release point issues don’t have you running for the hills? He ain’t right.

Geoff
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Paxton, he’s all f’ed up right now. He’s said as much too, mechanics are off.

Tweak
Tweak
Reply to  Geoff
5 years ago

@Ralph Lifshitz: This is why I sold him today. Dynasty league, 12-teamer. I got Derek Fisher and Victor Robles back.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Curious George Springer
5 years ago

@Curious George Springer: You didn’t see him recommend starting Paxton three times above. Bad monkey!

Curious George Springer
Curious George Springer
Reply to  Cram It
5 years ago

@Cram It: I guess I was just monkeying around!

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Curious George Springer
5 years ago

@Curious George Springer: Don’t throw your poop at me!

Dan
Dan
5 years ago

Ive been offered stanton and andrus for lindor and kemp. Is this worth giving up lindor ?

Make Richie Sexson Again
Make Richie Sexson Again
5 years ago

Glossary Term- Swipe Right – if line ups were a tender app, i would swipe right on this one.

Make Richie Sexson Again
Make Richie Sexson Again
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: bastard

demribbies
demribbies
5 years ago

Which one of CarGo, Smoak or Bour do you want for power ros?

peacecoast
peacecoast
5 years ago

Lin(e)ope!

fuck another bad one, there is some potential in there tho!

Curious George Springer
Curious George Springer
5 years ago

how about — Post hoc, ergo batter hoc?

Curious George Springer
Curious George Springer
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: it’s just one — based on the latin phrase “post hoc, ergo propter hoc” which is the logical fallacy of believing that because the second event (e.g., a home run) happened after the first event (e.g., being moved in the lineup) then the first event must have caused the second event.

Curious George Springer
Curious George Springer
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: the man with the yellow hat is always taking me to the library! I read all the dinosaur books, all the books about firetrucks (I love fire trucks) and all the books about jungle animals. Eventually it was Latin phrase books!

Tweak
Tweak
Reply to  Curious George Springer
5 years ago

@Curious George Springer: I like “post hoc, ergo roster hoc” better

Curious George Springer
Curious George Springer
Reply to  Tweak
5 years ago

@Tweak: yeah, that does sound better, probably. Collaboration!

Eric
Eric
5 years ago

You starting Rich Hill at home vs. NYM tonight? Come on.. it’s the Mets!!

Thanks

Curious George Springer
Curious George Springer
Reply to  Eric
5 years ago

@Eric: I am! but I also started Bundy on Monday. I’m a crazy monkey in a H2H league!

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Eric
5 years ago

@Eric: The Mets are 9th in the league in runs per game, tied with Cleveland and Milwaukee, so all you Mets haters can go fly a kite.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Eric
5 years ago

@Eric: Oh and 3rd in runs per game away from home, so here’s to Hill getting his tits lit up.

matt ball
matt ball
5 years ago

Need to add a SS in a 6×6 OPS league. Dansby, Addison, Orlando or Aledmys?

flye
flye
5 years ago

The Cubs lineup does remind me of the proverbial monkey throwing darts beating the stock market… so the manager is a Dart Monkey?

Curious George Springer
Curious George Springer
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: I love it this one. of course, I’m partial to any monkey reference.

jjag69
jjag69
5 years ago

IBS – Irrational Batting (order) Syndrome. Viewing that lineup fills me with the sudden urge to defecate!

Shin-Soo Choo Choo
Shin-Soo Choo Choo
5 years ago

9 teamer redraft.

Drop Schebler and/or Benintendi for JBJ, Conforto?

Thanks in advance.

Alfredo Goncalves
Alfredo Goncalves
5 years ago

As a Stranger Things Tribute … “Lineupside Down World”

Make Richie Sexson Again
Make Richie Sexson Again
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Dee-mo-Gordon…run away from that mf’er…roll dexterity to see if it worked.

Make Richie Sexson Again
Make Richie Sexson Again
5 years ago

Dear Grey, Schwarber or Zimmer?

Shane Paps
Shane Paps
5 years ago

When managers change a lineup for the worse, it works and then they stick with it – how about Shizzup?

EX: Maddon’s latest shizzup is infuriating! Rizzo could have so many more RBIs at cleanup…Be happy with hot streak and pipe down random Razzball commenter! – Joe Maddon
Ahhh Maddon wins again -__-

Ron P
Ron P
5 years ago

H2H Points league I got 4 trade options and would like your call on each one.

1) Which side – Bellinger, Price, Todd Frazier, JBJ or Bryant, Cain?

2) Which side – Bellinger, Price, C. Santana, JBJ or Bryant, Abreu?

3) Which side – Bellinger, Price, Todd Frazier, JBJ or Bryant, Hamels?

4) Which side – Bellinger, Price, Bautista, JBJ or Bryant, Abreu?

Chris
Chris
5 years ago

10 team H2H points league

Which one of these to stream:

Nola vs. StL (C-Mart) – SON 11.8

or

J. Cotton @ CHW (Pelfrey) – SON 5.6

Q
Q
5 years ago

Choose one to stream, if you’d be so kind.

J Zimmermann @ SD ($9.9)
Matt Moore v NYM ($10.9)\
Dinelson Lamet v DET ($12)

It’s the kid, right? Cuz at least he might not suck, while we kinda know the others do? Though, DET is best offense of the list, right?

Thanks

GrassyNoelRedding
GrassyNoelRedding
5 years ago

Diss-order?

Clive
Clive
5 years ago

Who wins Berrios for J Abreu trade?

Need a hitter but could grab Alonso or Adams off waivers and hold Berrios. What do you think?

Thanks!

Bill Buttlicker
Bill Buttlicker
5 years ago

Would you drop Bundy for Jordan Montgomery? This would be my SP6 or 7. Thanks!

bigbear
bigbear
5 years ago

Glossary term: kiting scheme. Dude writes a check off money that hasn’t cleared the account yet… Catch me if you can!

Polancodonk
Polancodonk
5 years ago

“when managers change a lineup for the worse, it works and then they stick with it”: four-leaf hangover

Longbeachyo
Longbeachyo
5 years ago

As you wish…

Humm Baby
Humm Baby
5 years ago

What do you guys think about giving up Chapman and Didi G. for Trea Turner? I would get Turner.

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!

Mo
Mo