Handed down through the generations from Hammurabi to Hammurabi was a code of SAGNOF.  It read, “Yo, Hamm-whaaaaaazzzzzup-be?! Don’t pay for saves, dem shizzes are free on waivers.” It read a bit like a text message, tee bee aitch.  But that was the code as written.  Cut to 14,000 years later, and I received this code in a dream after ingesting a massive amount of peyote.  I would’ve discarded it like the iguana I also received, but there was something to this code, and from that day forward I forbade myself from paying a lot for saves.  Then March came and Craig Kimbrel was falling and I was like, “Ain’t ever gonna get a price like this again!” and drafted him, and not listening to Hamm-whaaaaaazzzzzup-be really effed me.  Thankfully, my long national nightmare is over and Craig Kimbrel signed with the Cubs.  Does this negate all the leagues where I have Pedro Strop?  *Lisa Simpson grumble*  Yes, appizzarently, it does. I’d imagine Kimbrel will need at least two to three weeks of minor league games to get up to snuff, but closers can get stretched quicker than starters, obvi.  I wouldn’t drop Strop until I saw a Kimbrel save, but he’s coming back.  Finally.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Ben Zobrist – Sounds like he might be retiring.  Something that’s been underreported is Ben Zobrist had missed a month of the season because of a divorce.  Has he never passed a park bench and seen a divorce attorney placard? Does dude know he can hire an attorney? I mean, it sucks, but missing a month to do what?  Weep? I’d respect him more if he took a month off to just get ass.  He should walking into the clubhouse like, “BIG BEN IS BACK IN THE GAME, SEND ME NUDES, THOTS!”

David Bote – 4-for-4, 7 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .289.  Not sure it was the “bro move” of Bote, but he’s prolly glad he told Zobrist that Rizzo and Heyward ran the train on his ex.

Peter Lambert – One of the Rockies’ top pitching prospects is being called up for a spot start to give Jon Gray an extra day for his hot spot — that he named Wifi Gogo.  Guess what Lambert’s ERA was in Triple-A.  If you said 5.00 ERA, you’re too low.

German Marquez – 5 1/3 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 4.07.  *hails taxi*  “Take me to hell.”  That was me reenacting me starting Marquez yesterday.  Well, his xFIP is good!  *tries to smile, cries*

Fernando Tatis Jr. – Headed back to rejoin the Padres.  About time, was beginning to think he retired to run his old man’s MS Paint gallery.

Matt Strahm – Hit the IL with a strained rib cage.  His brother, Pat, never had a problem with injuries.  No, sir.  “I’ve been on toast, but I’ve never been toast,” said Pat Strahm wryly.  So, it’s barely even June and the Padres are already pulling up on the throttle on their young starters.  Next will be Paddack shut down for some mysterious reason and the Padres are gonna send to the mound a mop wearing a cowboy hat. Until the mop is outfitted, Cal Quantrill (5 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.85) was recalled to take Strahm’s place.

Josh Naylor – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Has anyone seen this can of Chunky soup they call Josh Naylor?  He looks like he watches Franmil finish eating dinner, then finally towards the end says, “If you’re not gonna finish everything, I’m hungry.”

Wil Myers – 2-for-4, 2 runs and a slam (11) and legs (7).  As whatever as Myers has been, and he’s been whatever, he’s above Manny Machado on the Player Rater.

Jake Arrieta – 4 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.29. Hey, Cubs fans, Darvish hasn’t been good, but Arrieta wasn’t the answer, so you can quit your moaning.  What’s that, you were cast to play Moana for a live-action, Disney-on-ice production?  Oh, it’s okay then. By the way, the Phils pitching has given up more homers than any other NL team.  When I say dumpster, you say fire!

Jay Bruce – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 3rd homer on the Phillies in two games, and 17th homer overall, and why can’t boxscores combine a guy’s stats across leagues?  This drives me nuts every year and once again here we are!  There’s absolutely no reason a player should start over in stats when they’re traded to the other league. It made no sense before interleague, but fine.  Now? It really is stupid.

Will Smith – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Austin Barnes gets the everyday job back on Friday when he returns?  Okay, now answer again thinking like Dave Roberts.

Kenta Maeda – 5 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.48. Since the Dodgers don’t need a 5th starter again for a few, Maeda could be headed for another mysterious IL stint.  Pretty surprising how only the Dodgers seem to still do this.

Jon Duplantier – 5 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.27.  Fun fact!  Jon Duplantier is every character’s name in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, and always pats his brow with a handkerchief.

Brad Peacock – 5 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.20 vs. Mike Leake – 9 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.30.  Yesterday was the classic Peacock/Leake matchup, billed as, “Streamers’ Delight vs. Urine Trouble.”  Remember, if you want to relieve Peacock, Andrew Chafin of the D-Backs would be a bad choice.

Domingo Santana – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting .266. “There doesn’t seem to be any reason to carry the body back, we can just say we misplaced it–Hold on!  Domingo is alive? What?!”

Edwin Encarnacion – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 17th homer, hitting .241.  As Edwin rounded the bases yesterday, the parrot on his shoulder said, “Polly, wanna trade to the Dodgers.”

Mac Williamson – 1-for-1, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer, a pinch-hit shot as he was called up by the M’s, because they’re trying to tank.  The M’s do have an Indians in Major League quality to them, don’t they?  Like every time they try to lose, they can’t help scoring a bazillion runs.  Though, I’m not sure ex-Giants, long-time blaxploitation star Mac Williamson is the answer to anything other than stealing ABs from Vogelbach.

Kyle Seager – 2-for-3 and his 2nd homer, and 2nd in four games.  Could be a guy to look at or could be a last-guy-on-waivers-that-you-stare-at-for-five-minutes-then-don’t-pickup guy.

Carlos Carrasco – Hit the IL with a blood condition that has left him feeling lethargic for weeks.  The Indians said he would step away from baseball.  Not to yell fire in the theater of Razzball, but this is about as bad as news gets. Best case, the doctors figure out the issue — hey, he just needed some morning coffee! — and Carrasco comes back around the All-Star Break.  Worst case, we’re wondering where to draft him next year after he missed four months of the season, and wasn’t good when he was starting.  Moderate case, he becomes the 54th Democrat running for President as a moderate.

Jorge Polanco – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .339.  Hashtag truth:  Polanco was a guy I didn’t want in any league in the preseason, and is a guy I wish I owned in every league now.

Byron Buxton – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .262.  I’m a full-on Buxton stan now.  Buxstan?  I watched his home run yesterday about five dozen times.  Know why Buxton’s money — Buckston? — because he has flash-quick speed and the ball jumps off his bat.

Blake Parker – 1 IP, 3 ER, and the blown save, ERA up to 3.74. Parker out here with a sign that reads, “I am a Taylor Rogers fantasy owner too.”

Francisco Lindor – 2-for-4, 3 runs and a slam (11) and legs (7), hitting .311.  Watch Lindor get to a 25+ HR, 20-steal season, which absolutely no one saw coming as they cursed their early draft when they took him in the top 5 in February.

Roberto Perez – 1-for-3 and his 9th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Rob Manfred holds his hand over his mouth as he whispers into the phone, “If Roberto Perez hits 20 homers this year, they might think there’s a problem with the balls.”

Jordan Luplow – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .255.  Everywhere is playing like Coors and David Dahl’s out here hitting homers like a pre-2019 Tommy La Stella.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. – 2-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer.  Not saying New York is the center of the earth, because I don’t believe that, but New York absolutely thinks of itself this way. Yesterday, all I heard was how Vlad the Mini Impala had now arrived.  Really?  Because he homered against the Yankees?  Oh…*writes 25,000 word thinkpiece about why King Kong doesn’t have a penis*…kay.

Randal Grichuk – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 11th and 12th homers, and 2nd and 3rd homers in as many games. I dropped the ball by not mentioning him yesterday, because as soon as he hits one homer he becomes a hot schmotato for about a week.

DJ LeMahieu – 3-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 7th homer, and 3rd homer in his last seven games.  DJ’s on the 1’s, 2’s, 3’s and 4’s if you’re keeping score.

Gary Sanchez – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 19th homer, hitting .270.  He’s already hit more home runs this year than last.  Don’t worry, if you want to get in on the Sanchanigarygans, you can have him cheap again in 2021.

Yoan Moncada – 1-for-5 and his 12th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Moncada is locked in again, so dial M for long ball!

Jose Abreu – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer.  Reminds me what I said yesterday for Freeman.  Essentially, Abreu is a 27-homer hitter, but with Superballs, he could hit 35+ homers.  And that’s me paraphrasing me!

Welington Castillo – 2-for-4 and his 4th homer.  Where’s the boeuf?!

Charlie Morton – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.30.  He should go by the more adult Charles, because my man is in charge!  On a side note (that’s so unrelated), every time I hand someone my credit card for anything under $10, I always say something like, with a little desperation in my voice, “I just deposited a check for $12, so hopefully it’s cleared.”

John Means – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.67 vs. Mike Minor – 5 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.55.  FanDuellies pre-game, “I’m stacking the chalk out of those O’s and Rangers hitters, boi!”  Mid-game, “I’m going to go work on my novel.”

Tommy La Stella – Hit his 13th homer.  More like Tommy La Guardia because it’s liftoff, baby!

Mike Trout – Hit his 15th homer.  Look at this wannabe La Stella!

Shohei Ohtani – Hit his 5th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  It’s Sho-time!

Anibal Sanchez – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.19.  Streamonator liked Anibal yesterday — Sit, robot, sit.  Good robot. — with similar projections for him for his next start.

Juan Soto – 3-for-4, 1 run, hitting .300.  Sexy Dr. Pepper has been smoking the Fanta out of the ball for a while with more dinkers and less donkers.  I, personally, would like some donkers.  Please and thank you.

Trea Turner – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .263.  He’s back from the IL?  Wow, had no idea.  That’s great.  Now steal 25 bags in the next month!

Rafael Devers – 2-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and a slam (9) and legs (8), hitting .316.  Bit disappointed in myself that I didn’t try to buy Devers low in April when he was sitting on zero homers.  He’s breaking out to the point where I’m thinking he’s a top 25 guy next year.

Chris Sale – 9 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 3.84.  He spun this gem in Kaufmann Stadium where Royals’ owner, David Glass, could only admire Sale’s last name.

Joe Musgrove – 8 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.44.  I’ll say it for you, sonavabench!  Just think, if you did start him, he would’ve been hit around like Kevin Gausman (5 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 6.15) and a tsunami would’ve hit Southeast Asia, so we’re all better off.

Colin Moran – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 7th homer, hitting .278.  Not sure if he gets there this year, maybe after the All-Star break, but Moran looks like he could breakout at some point.  Am I already priming the pump for my first 2020 sleeper? Did I just come up with the phrase ‘priming the pump’?  Sounds again like Andrew Chafin.

Dansby Swanson – 2-for-4 and his 13th homer, and 3rd homer in four games.  Mean’s while, Ozzie Albies is watching late-night QVC to see what cool gizmos he can buy with his contract money.  “A turtleneck that now comes with 20% more so it covers your face? That’s awesome!”

Ronald Acuña Jr. – 1-for-4 and his 12th homer.  Tildaddy says you can get up from the table!

Buster Posey – Hit the IL with a hamstring strain.  Since Buster Posey sounds like a 2 Live Crew song, I’m gonna go with he hurt himself twerking.

Tyler Beede – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 8.15. *whistling casually*  Look at that juicy matchup of Beede in Metco vs….

Jason Vargas – 9 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.57.  I forgot two key things:  Beede rhymes with BBs for a reason and Vargas is the Mets’ best pitcher.  I’m about to buy a Jason Vargas blow-up doll, put it in my passenger seat and drive around to pick up chicks in Kew Gardens.  “We ballers, ladies!”

Robinson Cano – Was activated from the IL and left the game with a sore quad.  If you own Cano and Miggy on any fantasy team, you need to stop reading the 2011 Baseball Almanac.

Adeiny Hechavarria – 1-for-2 and a homer.  In 60 ABs, Hechavarria has 4 HRs, 13 RBIs and hitting .242.  In 170 ABs, Cano has 3 HRs, 13 RBIs and hitting .238.

Michael Conforto – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer.  Even better, Cano didn’t collide with him!

Amed Rosario – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer, as he was moved back to the bottom(ish) of the order. Hopefully Cano’s out so Alonso or Conforto can hit third and Amed can move back to the leadoff spot.

Brian Anderson – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and a slam (7) and legs (4), and his 2nd home run in as many games.  Cooper who?  Anderson’s super!  I kid, I still like Cooper, but Anderson is obviously a hot schmotato.

Sandy Alcantara – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.80.  Don’t say it, Random Italicized Voice.  You know you want to add up what your ERA would be if you owned all the Marlins starters instead of Trevor Bauer, Marquez and the rest of your schmohawks.  Shut up, Random Italicized Voice!  Streamonator doesn’t love Alcantara’s next start, and I’d be lying if I said I trusted him.

Jimmy Nelson – 3 IP, 4 ER as he was activated from the IL.  Reading a lot that if he’s anywhere near as good as he was about two years ago, he could be a huge boost to your fantasy team.  Yeah, and if ifs and buts were candy and nuts, I’d be a diabetic squirrel.  I’m more than willing to gamble on Nelson, but he’s a lottery ticket and they’ve called three numbers already and you need to get the next three numbers to break even.  For what it’s Werth, I watched him yesterday and he looked as rusty as a Kuntz.

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Goldyglock
Goldyglock
3 years ago

Take Goldy for Domingo German straight up? I feel like this is a no brainer. Same guy just have me Xander for Yu. Think he might be drunk.

iChiro
iChiro
3 years ago

Keeper, H2H, 12 team.
ROS and next:
Pick one of Ozzie Albies, cavan biggio, or A.Rosario

Play Ball
Play Ball
3 years ago

Rich Hill or Giolito ROS for ratios and QS?

aardvark
aardvark
3 years ago

Freddy Peralta over lucchessi?

Steve
Steve
3 years ago

Something’s broken in Cleveland…

Kluber – out
Clevinger – out
Carrasco – out
Bauer – might as well be out

Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Reply to  Steve
3 years ago

the bodies of their pitchers finally caught up with the path their ownership had their offense on. clevinger the serial killer back soon.

Hello Rockview
Hello Rockview
3 years ago

6 x 5 12 team – extra category is hits

Would you trade freeman for Verlander?

C Alfaro
1B freeman
2B mondesi
3b machado
Ss andrus
Of Haniger
Of Dahl
Of yelich
Of conforto
Util corn
Util rendon
Bench sano, voit, cruz
Sp – berrios, maeda, Marquez, Quintana, Kikuchi, s gray, Skaggs, giolito, canning

Thanks

Jt
Jt
3 years ago

Traded moose and Murphy for paddack and Taylor Rogers h2h league. I’m also 20 games outta 6th with 20 categories per week.

So far this year I’ve traded German, moose, Murphy for puig, paddack, Rogers

Daze
Daze
3 years ago

I made the mistake of starting Bauer.
What do we do with this guy.
In a 10 team league do I drop him
He is killing me. I thought there is no way he was going to be this awful for this long.
Hold or drop which means bench I guess if I hold.

Better Call Limehouse
Better Call Limehouse
Reply to  Daze
3 years ago

yeah that guy clearly is upset that he’s still on CLE, eventually that whole “we just watched this major league movie and it rubbed off on us trying to put an offense out there even though our pitchers are best in the league” bled into their wins.

Better Call Limehouse
Better Call Limehouse
3 years ago

how many of us streamed DTD’ arnaud today from TRON saying so in deep leagues? hehehe. good stuff. meanwhile it appears teoSCAR back has moved one of the OF to DH spot every day, thus tellez to bench at TOR. for AL only drop him for any of: d.robertson, drury, d.moore, kendrys, t.white, d.lugo, c.davis, r.ruiz, y.alonso, i’ll need a CI elig guy who plays (OBP over AVG, total bases added 10 team h2h). or if i assume bauers gets few enough off days could go OF guy: tilson, wilkerson, k.broxton, teoSCAR, drury (works both ways), delino, maybin, kemp,

2. currently in my one stash slot i have honeywell, better off b.bradley now that gallo is out?

i have this:
C r.perez
1B guzman
2B odor
SS villar (i’ll need to find a SS guy if he goes out)
3B vlad
CI tellez
MI dannys antana (1-2-OF)
OF (4) grichuk, mercado, gordon, pence
util (1) otani
BN bauers (1B/OF, he could move to CI sometimes too)
DL: gallo, upton, altuve, a.diaz

Better Call Limehouse
Better Call Limehouse
Reply to  Better Call Limehouse
3 years ago

ugly thing is i dropped nunez right when he was cold for like 3 straight weeks and vlad/otani came up and i had no space for another CI guy at the time. sure could use him now.

Three
Three
3 years ago

Choose one

Cruz
Eloy
Puig

Hello Rockview
Hello Rockview
3 years ago

7×7 obp total bases league – 12 team

Would you use a #2 waiver claim for Albies? If so, Who is my drop?

C phegley
1B bell
2B profar
3b Riley
Ss lindor
Of jd
Of conforto
Of. Domingo
Util benintendi
Util Olson
Bench Rodgers,

Thanks !

Doggie
3 years ago

Can you rank these guys ROS , Myers, Smoak, Do. Santana or Olson?

Thanks!

holyscheisse
holyscheisse
3 years ago

Was offered Martin Perez for Alex Reyes (deep keeper points league), I know meh. Fair or hold Reyes?

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
3 years ago

Which side

A. Domingo German and Carlos Santana

B. Kyle Hendricks and Willson Contreras

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks for the quick reply.

What do you think of Rockies Peter Lambert?

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

thought as much..I figured if I asked now I can avoid the rush of the 25+ questions you will get about him tomorrow..I’ll just quote you when I answer questions..

Db
Db
3 years ago

Would you trade away Mookie betts for Morton?
My commish switched up settings with all this k/9 homers given up stuff and Morton might carry me from
Last to playoffs?

Handy Afterall
Handy Afterall
3 years ago

Hey hey,

Didn’t take long for offers to start coming in for my kimbrel, now that he’s signed.

Give kimbrel for lucchesi and h. neris?

Not sure who I’d drop to make room, with these sp’s on my team:

Flaherty
Corbin
Da German (don’t mention the war)
Woodruff
Giolito Gelato
Canning
Pivetta
J nelson
Hunnynut chirinos
DL Glasnow (pretty sure that’s also a new show with Michael chiklis)

My other closer would be hicks.

I’ve only got 2 bench bats;
I’ve a sail, Garcia
H Dozier

What sez youz?

Thanks,
Handy

Handy Afterall
Handy Afterall
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Probably I cry softly and alone, before my girlfriend gets home….

Thanks, Grey.

I’ve worked myself into a situation where my team is solid, but I can’t resist the urge to tweak and tinker. I blame the weekly locking aspect of the league; leaves me feeling like I should be doing more mr managing.

Have fun,
Handy

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
3 years ago

What’s good X2 Grey? Commented above on the Igor album. It’s good stuff.

I’m stashing Kyle Tucker on my bench in the 12-team keeper league that I play in. My current OF consists of Yelich, Robles, Benintendi, Santana, Reynolds, and Schwarber (which I don’t think is too shabby). Would you…

(a) Drop Tucker for the likes of either Rodgers or Martinez to close.
(b) Drop Tucker to pick up a starter like Sampson, Duplantier, or Gallen.
(c) There is no c.
(d) Hold

Happy Thursday!

Carl Spackler
Carl Spackler
3 years ago

Hey there Grey,
What Catcher do you like the ROS

Alfaro, Chrinos, Narvarez?

6×6 redraft

Big Thanks!

dontbichetteme
dontbichetteme
3 years ago

Hey Grey,
would you drop J.Nelson after his one abbreviated start for a streamer? I was thinking of grabbing F.Valdez.

Db
Db
3 years ago

Gibson, Lynn, plesac lose whatever one has the worst matchups coming up?

Brett
Brett
3 years ago

Would you trade victor Robles for Marquez? 12 team qs instead of wins

stevie
stevie
3 years ago

With Tatis back I’m stuck with him and T. Turner. Have a Util spot but K. Davis is there so I’m trying to trade him. Needs are OF and 2B. Thoughts on trading K. Davis for Meadows, Merrifield, Soto, or Altuve? Or, should I look into trying to trade T. Turner or Tatis? 10 team H2H points league.

Moonraker
Moonraker
3 years ago

I’ve been offered Schrezer, Pham and Whitfield for Mondese, M. Ozuna and Marquez? I’m torn, any thoughts? Thanks in advance

Doc
Doc
3 years ago

Eduardo Escobar and Nelson Cruz for Morton?

K/9 homers given up League, wins/losses

Doc
Doc
3 years ago

I give ee and get Taylor Rogers can’t get anyone to trade in this leauge and I’m more then good on hitting. Need holds/saves/k/9

Doc
Doc
Reply to  Doc
3 years ago

Or Dan Murphy incase ee gets sent to a contender.
He’ll accept Dan Murphy for Taylor Rogers

Doc
Doc
Reply to  Doc
3 years ago

It’s a ops/k/triples added league would you rather trade Dan Murphy, Eduardo Escobar, or we for Rogers.

My team is Vasquez
1b ee
2b mondesi
Ss Lindor
If moose
3b vlad
Of betts, soler, Bruce, puig
Util cooper, Cruz
Bench Escobar, ee

Jingle Dahl the Way
Jingle Dahl the Way
3 years ago

12 team, 5×5 roto

Which start do you like best? Thanks.

Stroman v. ARI ($10.7)
Matz v. COL ($24.5)
J. Gray @ NYM ($19.9)

Jingle Dahl the Way
Jingle Dahl the Way
Reply to  Jingle Dahl the Way
3 years ago

Teheran @MIA ($11.5)

Steve
Steve
3 years ago

1. Looks like Hicks is still the closer. Ok to drop CMart to open a spot for Tatis or continue to hold?

2. Think Riley regresses hard or keeps it up?

Thanks

Dan b
Dan b
3 years ago

Can use the closer if I’m going to make a comeback in h2h league help would you give up moose for hicks or Vasquez? Saves/holds league

Mikey g
Mikey g
3 years ago

i have paddack and he want moustakas what you think? I can use the hitting

Brett
Brett
3 years ago

12 team 6×6 with ops the extra category
Current hitters: Ramos Bellinger Baez machado Muncy tatis Pete Alonso Acuña bennitendi Hoskins Dahl Domingo Santana and mallex I have Robles and didi on my bench.

I can sub didi in for any spot except catcher when he returns due to multi position eligible players. Robles can sub in for outfield first corner and utility due to position eligibility. Which of these two would you rather have.

Thanks

Brett
Brett
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Didi or victor Robles?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
3 years ago

Is Strahm a short-term DL or likely to then go back to Minors? Should I add Strahm or Eovaldi (to fill a DL slot).

Cram It
Cram It
3 years ago

I don’t know if you’ve had to try this, but with the Fantrax mobile, have you noticed that you can’t filter out players by Probable Starters? You can on the desktop site for today or tomorrow but mobile you have to look at Schedule and scroll through looking for the blue highlight. Is it just me not seeing something?

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Luck you!

leon
leon
3 years ago

albies or senzel. 7×7 18 man keeper. thanks!

colin moran looking good, but pirates hate his defense, and i think he still cant hit lefties. he would get benched at the slightest cold streak.

Lefty Lue
Lefty Lue
3 years ago

Looking at JD. Hader and Wheeler for Blackmon. Peacock and Rosario. Thanks. close? or grab it and run

Daze
Daze
3 years ago

If and when Urias gets called up
Who would you drop
Chavis or Albies
It is a keeper league
Thanks

Brett
Brett
3 years ago

You holding Parker? 12 team categories for saves and another for holds.

Current relievers pressly c mart kimbrel leclerc Chapman

Thanks

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

damn, tough day for Mondesi – 7 stranded runners… including striking out against Brasier… who can’t get anyone out!

Vash
Vash
3 years ago

Keeper league

Someone wants Riley for Chapman. Do I keep Riley?

Vash
Vash
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Matt Chapman from the A’s.

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
3 years ago

I’d like to add today that, after going 0-for-4 last night, Travis Shaw has been benched in favor of the Heavy Hitting Herman Perez.

Meanwhile Keston Hiura went 2-for-4 with a double, a walk and three runs scored in his first game back with Triple-A San Antonio last night.

Such Dumbassery in Milwaukee.

Db
Db
3 years ago

Cruz for paddack or if guy is being a jerk and keeps countering with unfair stuff would you target Boyd on a different team?

steve stevenson
steve stevenson
3 years ago

NL-only, 5 OF, midpack now but have the goods to move up. Lost Cutch. How much of my remaining $90 faab to bid on Bruce? I can go up to about 50 before hitting the $320 salary cap BUT (and this is Kardashian-sized) he has to be kept at the bid amt. The next best OF available is garrett cooper.

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
3 years ago

Morton off 2 terrible starts going against the red hot Braves?

Somofabench!

Box
Box
3 years ago

Lynn vs Oak or Gibson @ Det tomorrow?

Doggie
3 years ago

Have you noticed how good Pagan has been this yr? Any chance he becomes the closer? Worth owning over Givens in a league without holds and I can use saves? I own Strop :-(

Bond
Bond
3 years ago

If healthy, Jimmy Nelson will be a top __ pitcher.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

For a 12-team league, what value represents a boundary between “roster” and “stream”? I’ve assumed Top 60.

Smell The Glove
Smell The Glove
3 years ago

12 team 7×7 keeper league ( OPS or TB): Would you drop Mercado or Gurriel Jr for Garrett Cooper? Or hold?

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
3 years ago

If I knew how to cackle like you, I probably would have done so when just realizing that Odorizzi has a sub-2 ERA and 8 wins over the first 1/3 or so of the season! Even crazier is that he’s honestly earning most of it, both in how his FB is looking and in the peripherals . . . biggest outlier is his newfound HR suppression, but who knows, maybe it’s somewhat skill-change-based!

Coolwhip
Reply to  Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
3 years ago

I’m neck deep in research on this now, stay tuned for this weekend. ;)

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  Coolwhip
3 years ago

Nice, looking forward! I lucked into getting him in FAAB bidding when I missed out on whoever the big grab of the week was early in the season + haven’t looked back (or looked at his stats in detail haha). My Ryu and Odorizzi are driving my league leading ERA despite starting 7 SP (not 6) and 2 RP (not 3) + with Nola as my ace . . . just like I planned back in March! ;-)

Coolwhip
Reply to  Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
3 years ago

haha for sure. Him and Ryu been a nice buoy for me as well with Marquez’s inconsistency

jon
jon
3 years ago

Taillon, Heaney, E-Rod or Jonathan Gray ROS QS league 10 team Roto

MarvPesos
marv
3 years ago

Hey Grey,

H2H 12-team cat. keeper (keep12) balanced stats (R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG, OPS,XBH / W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS), limited moves (35 per year), no streaming.

What do you think of the trade offer below, close ?

MY: Goldy, Domingo, M.Perez, Paxton, Musgrove, W.Davis
For HIS: Muncy, Rosario, Kluber, Samardzija, Hader

My team:
C – W. Ramos
1B – P. Goldschmidt
2B – K. Marte
3B – Eugenio Suarez
SS – J. Polanco
CI – A. Rizzo
MI – T. Turner
LF – J.D. Martinez
CF – C. Yelich
RF – D. Santana
Util – T. La Stella
BN – L. Urias (NA)
DL – H. Dozier
DL – C. Blackmon

SP – J. Paxton
SP – J. Verlander
SP – W. Buehler
RP – K. Jansen (RP)
RP – K. Giles (RP)
P – K. Gibson
P – J. Musgrove
BN – M. Perez
BN – A. Heaney

BN – Z. Gallen (NA)
BN – M. Keller (NA)
DL – C. Carrasco (10-DL)
DL – W. Davis (RP) (10-DL)
Thanks bud
Marv

Worm Burner
Worm Burner
3 years ago

Pretty immaterial, but do you like Buxton or Aaron Hicks more ROS?

Analyzer likes hicks almost twice as much……

Thank you!

Huffin Gas
Huffin Gas
3 years ago

RE: Zobrist. Strange stuff. His wife had to of cheated on him with a teammate…either that or Theo.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Huffin Gas
3 years ago

Per Ben’s divorce filing: He alleges that she “has been guilty of inappropriate marital conduct, which rendered further cohabitation impossible”. Ruh-roh

Huffin Gas
Huffin Gas
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

See now I’m 9 tabs deep into pictures of players’ wives. I will say this, Zobrist’s wife is cute. If Razzball had an investigative reporter division this is exactly the kind of story I’d want them all over….that and for the nudes.

Badge: Press
Organization: Razzball
Name: Cram It

hahaha!

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Huffin Gas
3 years ago

I’m actually a certain kind of investigator and, needless to say, this would be a dream job.

DanK
DanK
3 years ago

Get Machado, give Giolito and Villar.
Have Mondesi, Swanson and Escobar at 2b, SS, 3b. Util bat is Villar. Thoughts?

Fred
Fred
3 years ago

I got an offer for Adam Eaton, Feliz Pena, and Joc Peterson for my Dahl and A Reyes which I declined.

What if I do Joc Peterson, and Austin Meadows for Dahl, Bryan Reynolds, and A Reyes – is that fair instead?

Fred
Fred
Reply to  Fred
3 years ago

Also to give perspective…..A Reyes is a 23rd round lifetime keeper and Dahl is a 19th round keeper next week. Meadows is a 13th round keeper next year.

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
3 years ago

GM Grey,

I was looking at stashing Quinn in my NL-Only league, but Inciarte was dropped. It seems that Inciarte would be back with the team first, but what do you think his PT will be like? Possible trade? I won’t use my #1 WP on him, but Inciarte seems like the better stash, right?

Thanks!

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks!

One more thing. “KIMBREL!!!!!!!!!!!” – Me

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

Glad to finally have you on the Buxton bandwagon- I kept a seat warm for you. Too bad for me now that Dahl looks fixed, I don’t have a spot for him on my team

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Very interesting lineup today against Quintana – Arenado #3 and Dahl #4

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

he was 6,7 for a little bit when his k-rate was an absurd 40%+

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

name of my sex tape

Matty
Matty
3 years ago

All my best to Carrasco. Non-baseball stuff is scary.

I hate to write up long full-roster posts, but I’m really scuffling in this 12-team H2H dynasty league that I thought I’d be contending in this year so I need someone to talk me off the ledge.

It’s 6×6 OPS/ QS and Holds.
C- Vazquez
C- J McCann
1B – Hosmer
2B – Kendrick
SS – Story
3B – Bryant
OF – Betts, Harper, Santana, Castellanos
UT – DeJong, Winker
BN – Bader, Nicky Lopez, Cavan
SP – Scherzer, Bauer, Porcello, Bieber, Giolito, Gibson, EdRod, Maeda, Pivetta, Folty
RP – Romo, Kahnle, Petit

My pitching has been a little disappointing, and my offense has been really flat. On paper it looks like it should be good but I’ve been getting smoked the last few weeks and am trying to figure out if it’s time to sell off the expensive pieces to other wannabe contenders.

Who (if any) would you cut loose to bring Eflin back off the IL?
Any other obvious drops?
Is it time to tank for draft picks?
Thanks all.

Matty
Matty
Reply to  Matty
3 years ago

Obviously Folty is not good, but in the dynasty I feel the need to give him a little more leash than usual given his past. Also Scherzer and Harper are nearing being priced off my team. If I were playing well I’d be selling them now.

Matty
Matty
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I’m fighting for the last playoff spot at the moment.

Matty
Matty
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

So lose Lopez, any others seem worth dropping?
Thanks for tolerating such inane nonsense.

Jays for Days
Jays for Days
3 years ago

vlad or hoskins? Keeper league

zombie
zombie
3 years ago

Howdy, Grey. Think that Gant has a decent shot at closing in St. Louis? Besides your bestie Cooper (& holding Yordan), Gant seems to be my only drop-able option to activate Tatis Jr. Thoughts on who’s the drop? Or maybe hold the weekend to watch Gant’s promotion?? THANKS!

Tyler
Tyler
3 years ago

Good morning. In a H2H categories keeper league would you trade Machado and Dahl to receive in return Rosario and Mike Soroka? I don’t need Machado at SS or 3rd as I have Lindor and Vlad Jr in those spots, along with Tatis Jr, and could use the OF & SP help. Curious from a keeper standpoint how you see the value of this trade though?

Doc
Doc
3 years ago

Keeper League w/ NSVH as category would you do the following:

Trading Away:

Aaron Nola
Kenley Janson
Edwin Diaz
Victor Robles

Receiving:

Giancarlo Stanton
Blake Treinen
Lou Trivino

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
3 years ago

I think it might be a tie, between, Naylor and Vlad JR., to be on the label of the chunky soup can..

ok serious time, is Naylor worth a bench bat spot in a dynasty?

ryanoger
ryanoger
3 years ago

10 team

This might be a dumb question but with Tatis coming back, okay to drop Albies? or should I drop T Shaw?

Thanks Grey!

TC
TC
3 years ago

Standard roto categories. Which 2 would you rather have ROS?Cron, Renato Nunez, or Avisail Garcia?

I too am waiting for Treat Urner to steal some damn bags. He was on pace to steal 486!! I’m just asking for a measly 50…

Immaculate Inning
Immaculate Inning
3 years ago

Ramos, Garver or Alfaro?

Let's Play Two
Let's Play Two
3 years ago

Is Carrasco a drop? Did you see Kipnis’ comments? Didnt’ allude to the type of condition, but it sounds serious .

Let's Play Two
Let's Play Two
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

The whole this puts things in perspective…we’re like a family and will rally around him type of comments.

I have an open IL slot and can hold him depending on the diagnosis and when they decide to release it publicly.

Let's Play Two
Let's Play Two
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

After Marquez latest blow up (it seems like he give up 5 every other game) I’m looking for more stability. His slider isn’t as crisp as last year and it makes hit fastball more hittable too.

Would Price or Wheeler be a better alternative to Marquez?

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

It could be anemia, which isn’t bad at all and pretty easily treatable. I had it pretty bad once. Was severely fatigued often and couldn’t walk up steps without feeling exhausted.

Let's Play Two
Let's Play Two
Reply to  Cram It
3 years ago

I would think they would be more forthcoming with the results of the blood test if it was something like anemia. Having been through that yourself, is anemia something that would require someone to step away from baseball activities indefinately?

Dave D
Dave D
3 years ago

One note about Marquez: he was dominant until two outs in the fifth, escaped, then in sixth melted down in epic fashion. All eight base runners he allowed yesterday scored. Bullshizznit!!!

I’m not gonna lie. That hurts!

crimedog
crimedog
3 years ago

Didi or Shaw?

crimedog
crimedog
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks Grey. Kingery over shaw as well correct? Does kingery have a full time job? Sorry if you’ve covered this, been pretty busy.

Raji May
Raji May
3 years ago

9 Tm AL-Only 5×5 Keeper League

Was offered Sale for T. Anderson, wanted to get your opinion if possible – know you had Anderson as a sell a few weeks ago, and the Buy/Sell tool and Trade Analyzer both like the Sale side. FWIW Anderson would be a $20 keeper vs. Sale @ $45 (who I wouldn’t keep). My team:

c- Vasquez
1b – Vogelbach
2b – Fletcher
3b – Vlad
ss – Anderson
if – Encarnacion
OF – Betts
OF – Hicks
OF – C. Stewart
OF – Mallex
Util – Miggy
Util – Schoop
Bn – Moreland
DL – Gallo

P – Pagan
P – Robles
P – Alvarado
P – Lynn
P – M. Perez
P – Yarbrough
P – Valdez
Bn – Kikuchi
Bn – Smeltzer
DL – Glasnow
DL – Klluber

edietrich1962
edietrich1962
3 years ago

Thoughts on trying to trade for Mike Clevinger if I need some pitching help??

Might have to give a decent bat to get him such as Jean Segura or someone around that level.

Thanks

Bloody Sock
Bloody Sock
Reply to  edietrich1962
3 years ago

I was offered Touki, B. Lowe, and A. Rosario for. Fried and Hand. I am in a dynasty league looking to rebuild.

Bloody Sock
Bloody Sock
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thank you for your great write ups, I thoroughly enjoy reading them every morning. My team is currently:
Jansen
C.Cron
R nunez
Urshela
N. Lopez
Tapia
B. Reynolds
A Garcia
N. Cruz
Muncy
Yandy
H. Dozier
T. Beckham
D. Peralta
Renfroe

P. Lopez
Paddack
M. Perez
Lyles
F. Valdez
Logan Allen
Keller
Richards
Hand
Buttery
Davis
Gallen
A. Kay
I am in 9 the place in a 12 team I can use all the help I can get.

Bloody Sock
Bloody Sock
Reply to  Bloody Sock
3 years ago

And fried

Bloody Sock
Bloody Sock
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks I know I don’t have much. So would you still trade Fried and Hand for Touki, A Rosario, B lowe? Or should I try to use hand for another trade for the or turner. Also cooper is available on the ww. So is b. Anderson, but, and A Russell. I am leary to get rid of friend as my pitching really stinks but heh gotta make moves!!! Thanks again your advice has at least kept me steady.

aardvark
aardvark
3 years ago

I’ve been offer Michael Brantley for my Ryu. My OF is
JD, Yelich, acuna and meadows in my utility. I obviously don’t need Brantley. But with ryu’s injury History and the dodgers dinking around with pitchers should I take the deal?

aardvark
aardvark
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

What about Ryu for degrom?

Alvin
Alvin
3 years ago

Crystal ball Grey,

What do you think the Trea slumpbust/turn around looks like? Just a speedy lead off bat with some pop? Shades of 2017 hype, or downward from 2018.

Vague question, but wanted to hear your expectations as you are the F M L

Coolwhip
3 years ago

Marquez – that one hurt, he sat down 12 of the first 14 batters, then hung a breaking ball to Bote in the 5th after 2 back-to-back hits prior. Black should not have sent him out in the 6th.

Darvish – he actually looked pretty nasty last night and was better than his line shows, the last walk that had him pulled from game was kinda meh as Contreras was trying to frame it and dropped the ball, and then the bullpen let guys score.

Dahl – missed a homerun by like an inch, he hit a high flyball to center that just barely dropped down off the ivy, i thought it was going out and so did Heyward. On any other night that wasnt foggy as hell like that game it would have gone out. Bote’s homerun was a roped linedrive.

Coolwhip
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Heaney v SEA
Gibson @ DET
Lynn v OAK

order of preference for tmw?

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Coolwhip
3 years ago

Agreed. He was fine until two outs in fifth then lost it completely. I hope he’s healthy and that it was just an aberration. I already lost Glasnow.

rafi
3 years ago

Morning Grey! A few questions for you sir.

Someone flatout dropped Carrasco at yesterday’s news. Are you picking up with an open IL spot?

Is it time to pick Musgrove back up or keep watching?

In a shallow-bench 14 teamer with 3 so-so closers (Smith, Jackson, Robles) should I feel free to drop Alvarado at this point?

For SPs, the wire has 2 Grays, a Musgrove and a Pivetta. Who are you rostering? Or just keep streaming? I feel like I’m overvaluing Sonny Gray bc the thought of someone else getting his sweet (x)FIP is upsetting me. but then again, maybe I’m undervaluing bc I do keep dropping after his starts. What’s wrong with my leaguemates?

rafi
rafi
Reply to  rafi
3 years ago

oh, you can add Happ to that list of potential SP adds and I can take more than one pick.

though i do have happ rostered at the moment for game vs toronto (and probably next one vs mets)

Moneyball
Moneyball
3 years ago

If I own Charlie Morton (I don’t) and need more hitting, I’m offering him to teams with weaker pitching right now.

He’s never pitched this well and last year he got to 167 innings which was the most in 7 years. (170 in 2011 – his highest ever)

Josh-NYC
Josh-NYC
3 years ago

Hey Grey,

Hope all is well!

I was offered the following trade:
His Offer: Gerrit Cole
For my: Trevor Bauer and Brandon Woodruff

Which side do you take? Is it close?

I may feel inclined to take it because here is my pitching staff:
-Zach Eflin
-Eduardo Rodriguez
-Brandon Woodruff
-Trevor Bauer
-Lucas Giolito
-Caleb Smith
-Yonny Chirinos
-Steve Matz
-Kyle Gibson
-Griffin Canning
-Joey Lucchesi
-DL: Mike Clevinger , Jameson Taillon

Thanks!

Shawn Donohue
Shawn Donohue